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Art Pepper & George CablesTete A Tete ... LP
Galaxy, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Unusual stuff – just duets between Pepper's alto and the piano of George Cables – nice and intimate! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Art PepperComplete Galaxy Recordings (16CD Set) ... CD
Galaxy, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 16CD's ... $259.99
This set includes 137 tracks spread over 16 CD's – 53 of them previously unissued – plus a 28 page booklet featuring an essay, photos and original album art. CD
(Out of print, includes original box, booklet, 16 CD's and the original rear info sheet. Box has some light edgewear.)

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Art PepperHollywood All-Star Sessions (5CD set) ... CD
Galaxy, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 5 CDs ... $54.99
The first US collection of albums that were originally issued only overseas – a series of sessions that bring Art Pepper together with some jazz heroes of his early years, plus surprising guests like Sonny Stitt, Bill Watrous, and Lee Konitz! CD
(Out of print. Box has some very light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Art PepperLandscape ... LP
Galaxy, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Late live work from Art Pepper – and a set that has him blowing a bit of clarinet, in addition to his usual alto sax! The session was recorded in performance in Tokyo, but it's got the close-up feel of some of Art's studio sets from the time – beautifully blown, with an open quality in the way the tunes unfold, yet a tightness on the solos that's undeniable! The rhythm section features George Cables on piano, Tony Dumas on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and Pepper plays clarinet on the tune "Sometime", and alto on "True Blues", "Landscape", "Avalon", and "Straight Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art PepperPromise Kept – The Complete Artist House Recordings (So In Love/Artworks/New York Album/Stardust/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Artists House/Omnivore, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $49.99 55.98
Five tremendous albums from saxophone genius Art Pepper – presented here with a lot of bonus tracks too! First up is So In Love – beautiful late work from Art Pepper – one of his albums recorded for the well-done Artist House label, and a set that's maybe got a different vibe than some of his Galaxy recordings of the time! There's a rock-solid sense of soul to the record – one that comes from the work of two different rhythm trios – one that features George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a rhythm trio who keep things swinging, but never in a way that's too straight – pushing Art a bit around the edges, but letting him come right down the middle with some fantastic solos on alto – the other with Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Tunes are a bit shorter than on some other albums of the period, but in a great way that really lets you focus in on Pepper's amazing sound –and titles include "Diane", "Stardust", "Blues For Blanche", and "Straight No Chaser". Artworks is a nicely focused set from the great Art Pepper – a record that features a number of familiar bop and jazz themes, but set to a more open, relaxed, and very soulful style that wonderfully reflects all the greatness of Pepper in his final years! The group on the record is nicely understated, but still very hip – George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and Art gets plenty of space to step out front and really blow these amazing solos, including one number that features just bass and drums, while Pepper blows a bit of clarinet – which we always love. All other titles feature alto sax – and titles include "Donna Lee", "Anthropology", "You Go To My Head", "Body & Soul", and "Desafinado". Next is a New York Album, but one that was oddly recorded in Burbank – and which has Art Pepper sounding very much at the top of his game! The format here is a bit like the other Artist House Pepper sessions, and those he did for the Japanese Atlas label – tight, focused, often tunes that are older jazz or bop standards – but swing with a great rhythm section, and topped with completely sublime alto solos from the leader! The quartet features Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums – but one number is a duo between Carter and Pepper, and another features just piano and alto. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Lover Man", "Duo Blues", "My Friend John", and "Straight No Chaser". Stardust is a great little record from Art Pepper – four long tracks that really have him stretching out on alto – but in a way that's maybe a bit different than some of his more burning albums on the Galaxy label at the time! The group here follows from some of the previous Artist House recordings – George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a rhythm combo that's mighty nice – and which benefits from some great straight basswork from Haden, and Higgins' always compelling sense of rhythm! Titles include "My Friend John", "Stardust", and "Tin Tin Deo" – plus a reading of "In A Mellotone" that has Art on clarinet. CD5 features a full disc of Sessions material, titled as such – alternates, and unusual versions from the recording dates – and all other of the four CDs feature bonus material as well – different takes and alternates! CD

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Art PepperSurf Ride ... CD
Savoy, 1952/1954. Used ... $7.99
A classic 50s album on Savoy – a set that's almost as memorable for its cartoony cover as it is for the great Art Pepper material on the record! Pepper's tone here is wonderful – that sharper-edged, more soulful approach that you often get in his smaller label 50s work – a nice contrast to some of the smoother sides of Art, and the part of his sound we really love. The album's got three different west coast groups working with Pepper – with players who include Russ Freeman or Hampton Hawes on piano, Jack Montrose on tenor, Joe Mondragon or Monte Budwig on bass, and Larry Bunker or Bobby White on drums. But Art's the main star of the set – blowing beautifully throughout, with both jaw-dropping precision and a tremendous sense of sound! Titles include "Tickle Toe", "Chili Pepper", "Susie The Poodle", "Brown Gold", "Holiday Flight", "Surf Ride", "Straight Life", "Cinnamon", and "Thyme Time". CD
(Out of print, purple back Nippon pressing – BMG club edition.)

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Art PepperThursday Night At The Village Vanguard Vol 1 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1977. Used ... $5.99
A rather late recording for Pepper, but a great one played with some fierceness that you might not expect from the date of the recording. It helps that he's accompanied by a remarkable rhythm section of George Cables, George Mraz and Elvin Jones, all seasoned vets by this point, and playing with the same tenacity as Art, on extended takes of "Valse Triste", "Goodbye", "Blues For Les" and "My Friend John". CD

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✨✧ Art Pepper QuartetMaiden Voyage Sessions Vol 3 ... LP
Galaxy, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Late recordings from the great Art Pepper Quartet – Art on alto, George Cables on piano, David Williams on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums! Titles include long takes of "Landscape", "Valse Triste", "Mambo Koyama", and "What's New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Art PepperArtistry Of Pepper ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Art Pepper material, recorded in one of his comeback periods, and featuring the famous Richard Claxton photo of Art Holding his horn next to a tree. There's several different lineups featured, with a coupl of quintet and quartet sides, and a few with larger horn section, and the sidemen are the cream of the West coast jazz crop, including Bud Shank, Chet Baker, Curtis Counce, Leroy Vinnegar, Mel Lewis, Stan Levey and Lawrence Marable. 9 numbers in all, with rousing takes on standards like "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "A Foggy Day" and Pepper originals "Diane A Flow", "Zenobia", and "Powder Puff". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art PepperSmack Up ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice straight batch of tracks from Pepper – and a record that we like more than some of the more "classic" ones on Contemporary! The album's got quite a strange title – Smack Up, a very strange choice, given Pepper's well-known experience as a junkie – and features some edgey work that really pushes Art away from the sweeter sounds of a few years before. There's some slightly off-kilter tracks on the set that really make it sparkle, including Duane Tatro's "Maybe Next Year", Ornette's "Tears Inside", and Harold Land's "Smack Up" – the irony of which, we're sure, was not lost on Art Pepper! Also includes Pepper's own "Las Cuevas De Mario" – and players include Jack Sheldon, Pete Jolly, Jimmy Bond, and Frank Butler. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pre OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Art PepperWinter Moon ... CD
Galaxy/OJC, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful late "with strings" session from Art Pepper – with some piano by Stanley Cowell! CD
(Booklet has some wear & a light stain & is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "Star Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Art PepperPromise Kept – The Complete Artist House Recordings (So In Love/Artworks/New York Album/Stardust/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Artists House/Omnivore, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Five tremendous albums from saxophone genius Art Pepper – presented here with a lot of bonus tracks too! First up is So In Love – beautiful late work from Art Pepper – one of his albums recorded for the well-done Artist House label, and a set that's maybe got a different vibe than some of his Galaxy recordings of the time! There's a rock-solid sense of soul to the record – one that comes from the work of two different rhythm trios – one that features George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a rhythm trio who keep things swinging, but never in a way that's too straight – pushing Art a bit around the edges, but letting him come right down the middle with some fantastic solos on alto – the other with Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Tunes are a bit shorter than on some other albums of the period, but in a great way that really lets you focus in on Pepper's amazing sound –and titles include "Diane", "Stardust", "Blues For Blanche", and "Straight No Chaser". Artworks is a nicely focused set from the great Art Pepper – a record that features a number of familiar bop and jazz themes, but set to a more open, relaxed, and very soulful style that wonderfully reflects all the greatness of Pepper in his final years! The group on the record is nicely understated, but still very hip – George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and Art gets plenty of space to step out front and really blow these amazing solos, including one number that features just bass and drums, while Pepper blows a bit of clarinet – which we always love. All other titles feature alto sax – and titles include "Donna Lee", "Anthropology", "You Go To My Head", "Body & Soul", and "Desafinado". Next is a New York Album, but one that was oddly recorded in Burbank – and which has Art Pepper sounding very much at the top of his game! The format here is a bit like the other Artist House Pepper sessions, and those he did for the Japanese Atlas label – tight, focused, often tunes that are older jazz or bop standards – but swing with a great rhythm section, and topped with completely sublime alto solos from the leader! The quartet features Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums – but one number is a duo between Carter and Pepper, and another features just piano and alto. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Lover Man", "Duo Blues", "My Friend John", and "Straight No Chaser". Stardust is a great little record from Art Pepper – four long tracks that really have him stretching out on alto – but in a way that's maybe a bit different than some of his more burning albums on the Galaxy label at the time! The group here follows from some of the previous Artist House recordings – George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – a rhythm combo that's mighty nice – and which benefits from some great straight basswork from Haden, and Higgins' always compelling sense of rhythm! Titles include "My Friend John", "Stardust", and "Tin Tin Deo" – plus a reading of "In A Mellotone" that has Art on clarinet. CD5 features a full disc of Sessions material, titled as such – alternates, and unusual versions from the recording dates – and all other of the four CDs feature bonus material as well – different takes and alternates! CD
Also available Promise Kept – The Complete Artist House Recordings (So In Love/Artworks/New York Album/Stardust/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD 49.99
 
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Art FarmerOn The Road ... LP
Contemporary, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of Farmer's best sessions of the 70s – recorded in a mode that's a bit freer than usual, with a group that includes Hampton Hawes, Ray Brown, and either Steve Ellington or Shelly Manne on drums. Art Pepper sits in on 4 of the album's 6 tracks – and it's his tone and edgieness that really opens things up, casting Farmer's work on flugelhorn in a light that's darker than usual, filled with shadows that haven't crept into his playing for years, creating a depth to the record that really keeps us listening. Titles include "Downwind", "Namely You", "What Am I Here For?", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label 70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerOn The Road ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Farmer's best sessions of the 70s – recorded in a mode that's a bit freer than usual, with a group that includes Hampton Hawes, Ray Brown, and either Steve Ellington or Shelly Manne on drums. Art Pepper sits in on 4 of the album's 6 tracks – and it's his tone and edgieness that really opens things up, casting Farmer's work on flugelhorn in a light that's darker than usual, filled with shadows that haven't crept into his playing for years, creating a depth to the record that really keeps us listening. Titles include "Downwind", "Namely You", "What Am I Here For?", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting at the top of the spine and some highlighter on back.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneDakar ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1963. Used ... $4.99
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the group's format – and the sound of the session is much edgier than some of his other Prestige work – which may be why the label chose not to issue it until 1963, even though it was recorded back in '57. There's a nice roughness here – the same inspirational early sound you'll get on Coltrane's early sides for Savoy or Imperial – and other players include Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Cat Walk", "Dakar", "Route 4", "Velvet Scene", and "Witches Pit". CD
(Out of print.)

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Neal HeftiSynanon ... LP
Liberty, 1965. Sealed ... $9.99
A really wonderful soundtrack, for a very gripping film! Synanon, for those not in the know, was a famous west coast drug treatment center in the 60s – well known for its work with musicians like Joe Pass, Art Pepper, and others. The hospital is the setting for this dramatic film that starred Chuck Connors, Edmund O'Brien, and Stella Stevens – and it features a very hip soundtrack by Neal Hefti, on a par with his best jazzy work of the 60s! The tunes have a swinging approach – with some nice use of organ, drawn out in a spare thin tone that snakes through the best numbers with a sexy ease. The mood changes nicely from track to track – but keeps a groovy pace that makes the soundtrack a lot fresher than you might think, given the topic of the film. Titles include "Zankie", "Main Street", "Blues For Hopper", "Hope", "Tonight's The Night", and "Open House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Barney KesselSome Like It Hot ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Very Good ... $24.99
A pretty nice jazz tribute to the Billy Wilder film of the same name – and one that reprises a number of tunes from the film, especially popular songs of the 20s – but brings them back in a way that's still got plenty of hip 50s jazz touches! The record's nicely without the hoke that came with a lot of the music in the movie – thanks to a lineup that includes Art Pepper (on tenor, alto, and clarinet!), Joe Gordon, Jimmy Rowles, and Jack Marshall – playing a bit of rhythm guitar in addition to Barney Kessel's main solo one! And if there ever was a record to illustrate the old jazz adage "it ain't the song, it's the singer", this record may be it – because Barney and crew really work some magic with old chestnuts like "I Wanna Be Loved By You", "Sugar Blues", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Runnin Wild", "By The Beautiful Sea", and "I'm Through With Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the spine.)

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Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 1 – The West Coast Sound ... LP
Contemporary, Early 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
A pretty darn great record – the first full length LP cut by Shelly, issued by Contemporary in the mid 50s, and pulling together side from sessions in 1953, some of which were issued previously, others of which appear for the first time here. The tracks are short and playful – very much in the "west coast sound" noted in the title, with Shelly playing the kit in a creative and lyrical way, joined by horn work by players that include Joe Maini, Bill Holman, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Enevoldsen, Art Pepper, and Bob Cooper. Titles include "Gazelle", "Sweets", "Mallets", "Fugue", "Grasshopper", and "Afrodesia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove and ink stamp. Cover has promo ink stamp on both sides.)

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Hank MobleyComplete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions (6CD set) ... CD
Mosaic/Blue Note, 1950s/1998. Used 6CD ... Just Sold Out!
An extraordinary document of Mobley's earliest recordings for the Blue Note label! This box collects some of Mobley's hardest to find recordings and comprises of the LPs Hank Mobley Quartet, Hank Mobley Sextet, Hank Mobley & His All Stars, Hank Mobley Quintet, Hank, Hank Mobley, Curtain Call, Poppin' and Peckin' Time! Whew! If you know any of those albums, you know this is one whopping batch of hard bop that showcases the tenorist's soul jazz roots beautifully. The sidemen hear read like a who's who of the east coast scene of the 50s, with Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, John Jenkins, Sonny Clark, Kenny Dorham, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly and Philly Joe Jones all making appearances. There's a total of 56 tracks spread out over 6 discs, including titles like "Hank's Prank", 'Walkin' The Fence", "Just Coolin'", "Touch & Go", "Double Whammy", "Barrel Of Funk", "Lower Stratosphere", "Mobley's Musings", "Funk In Deep Freeze", "Wham & They're Off", "Startin' From Scratch", "Hi Groove, Low Feedback", "Double Exposure", "Don't Get Too Hip", "Poppin'", "East Of Brooklyn", "High & Flighty" and "Peckin' Time". CD
(Out of print. Box and book are in great shape.)

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Hank MobleyPoppin (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... On February 28, 2020
A rare gem from Hank Mobley's initial late 50s run at Blue Note – a session recorded by the label in 1957, but unissued at the time! The quality of the set is right up there with Hank's best from the period – presented here in full album format, and the mix of searing hardbop and gentle soul that we've always loved in Mobley's work – all so great that the album's easily a cut above most other jazz sides of the time, and at a level that has us (as always) scratching our heads as to why Blue Note never put this one out. Players include Art Farmer on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – and titles include "East Of Brooklyn", "Tune Up", "Poppin", and "Getting Into Something". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series!)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good ... $14.99
A unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and Charlie Rouse – all supported by rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums, possibly one of the key factors for the success of the record! The album's comprised of Monk classics like "Little Rootie Tootie", "Thelonious", "Friday The 13th", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule with Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – all arranged by Hall Overton, a little-remembered modernist from the 50s, but one with a keen dedication towards pushing new sounds from old formats! Overton really keeps the spirit of Monk's music intact here – penning charts that allow for plenty of solo space and the kind of cross-trading lines you'd hear in some of Monk's best multi-horn small group sides for Riverside! LP, Vinyl record album
(Standard sized black label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, 1128, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has split seams.)

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Albert Alan OwenFollowing The Light ... LP
Apollo Sound/Libreville (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Beautiful sounds from pianist Albert Alan Owen – a record that's a tribute to Art Pepper, but which more has a vibe that's somewhere between the ECM work of Keith Jarrett and Steve Reich! Owen works with a digital delay on his keys, alongside Milada Polasek, who plays electric piano and organ, also with delay – so that there's this cool flow of keyboard lines that move out melodically, but with a slight sense of phase shifting – one that maybe comes more from the live performance than the effects, and which is balanced by some well-crafted work on violin from Katherine Sweeney, who's again using effects – playing her instrument into a harmonizer! The album features one long piece – with a vibe that's bolder than more meditative music of this type, but not as overtly cyclical as Terry Riley keyboard work either. LP, Vinyl record album

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Marty Paich Big BandI Get A Boot Out Of You (Discovery pressing) ... LP
Discovery, 1959/1981. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Sparkling work from arranger Marty Paich – one of our favorite large group talents of the 50s! The album definitely gets a boot out of us for its great approach to the music, penned here by Paich in ways that really let some of the key players step out and do their thing! The group is large, but always swinging – and players include Art Pepper and Bill Perkins on saxes, Conte Candoli and Jack Sheldon on trumpets, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, and Victor Feldman on vibes – and tracks include "No More", "Moanin", "Warm Valley", "What Am I Here For", "Violets For Your Furs", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and notes in blue marker on back.)

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Dave PellBig Small Bands ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Dave recreates the sound of some hip bands – those of Lester Young, Miles Davis, Shorty Rogers, Raymond Scott, Gerry Mulligan, and others – on tunes that include "Mountain Greenery", "Walking Shoes", "At The Codfish Ball", "A Smooth One", "Then I'll Be Happy", and "Popo". The group includes Art Pepper on alto, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, and Marty Paich on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Vinyl has a small press flaw that clicks a bit on "Popo".)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... CD
Prestige, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! CD
Also available Blue Gene ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ VariousJazz Room – Compiled By Paul Murphy ... LP
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great collection of jazzy groovers – one that effortlessly combines older material and newer recordings, all with a great ear that never tires in its pursuit of the groove! The blend of old and new is a bit like some of the collections we used to love from Gilles Peterson back in the last century – but Paul Murphy definitely has his own style and way of choosing a tune, and like Peterson, he has a great way of setting a new sort of fire with jazz – one that will burn strongly for generations to come! Titles include "Yatra-Ta" by Terje Terasmaa, "African Mailman" by Rhythmagic Orchestra, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Blue Mode, "Foot In The Door" by Onward International, "Zombie" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Emnete (live)" by Imperial Tiger Orchestra, "4 Beat Cha Cha Cha" by Lucas Van Merwijk & His Cubop City Big Band, "Tribute To Mulatu" by Patchworks, "Koumba Fri Fri" by Mamelon, "Sorrow Tears & Blood" by Shola Adisa Farrar & Florian Pellissier Quartet, and "Mambo De La Pinta" by Art Pepper. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dolo CokerCalifornia Hard (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu/Elemental, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hell of a record – and one that's not just noteworthy for being one of the rare few sessions as a leader from pianist Dolo Coker – but also for the sideman work by Art Pepper and Blue Mitchell! The pairing of Mitchell and Pepper is an unusual one, but it works wonderfully here – as Art's got a crisp, soulful tone on both alto and his newly-acquired tenor, and Mitchell blows in a real back-to-basics hardbop mode that's much more similar to his Blue Note work than his other electric sessions of the mid 70s! Yet Coker's also a cooker too – and his deft phrasing and soulful currents really make the session move – set fire by the work of Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Frank Butler on drums. Titles include "Roots 4FB", "Mr Yohe", "Tale Of Two Cities", "Jumping Jacks", and "Gone Again". CD features the bonus track "Round Midnight". CD

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✨✧ Elvin JonesVery RARE ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very rare indeed – and one of the best 70s albums from Elvin Jones – thanks to a tight quartet lineup who follow his every move with tremendous energy! The style's not as all-out bombastic as Jones could sometimes be in these days – and with a group that includes Roland Hanna on piano, Art Pepper on sax, and Richard Davis on bass, Elvin's in company that allows him to be strongly expressive on both sides of the spectrum! Sure, there's a few searching, soaring numbers that show Elvin's Coltrane roots – but there's also some gentler more introspective moments too, ones that provide great space for solos from Hanna and Pepper. Titles include "Witching Hour", "Pitter Pat", "Tin Tin Deo", "Zange", "Sweet Mama", and "Passion Flower". CD
(Part of the Jazz Legends In Japan series!)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornNewborn Touch (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Newborn Touch is always a great one, but it sounds especially nice on this record – a set that seems to go even farther than any of Phineas' earlier trio sessions! There's an almost-ambitious sound to the record that we really like a lot – one that possibly comes from Newborn's choice of compositions for the set, a great bag of non-standard tunes from some of his west coast contemporaries – tracks penned by Ornette Coleman, Art Pepper, Hampton Hawes, Jimmy Woods, and others – some of which are decidedly more modern than the material that Newborn usually plays! There's a complexity here that's great – but one that still doesn't forget Newborn's down-home roots – and titles include "A Walkin Thing", "Be Deedle Dee Do", "The Blessing", "Diane", "Pazmuerte", "Hard To Find", and "Blue Daniel". CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonInnovations Orchestra ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant collection of work from Stan Kenton – recordings from his Innovations Orchestra, the groundbreaking group from the years 1950 and 1951, which featured players that include Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, and Laurindo Almeida! The work features Kenton in some of his most modern modes – taking the broad range of colors and tones he first started forging in the late 40s, and fusing them onto some modern jazz ideals of the early 50s. The result is some incredible music that still sounds extremely fresh today – tracks that still have a swinging rhythm and jazz-based solos, but which also have a keen ear towards the 20th Century Classical Music of mid century. Titles include "Solitaire", "Soliloquy", "June Christy", "Shelly Manne", "House Of Strings", "Cello-logy", "Art Pepper", "Halls Of Brass", "In Veradero", "Blues In Riff", and "Coop's Solo". 2CDs, great notes, and 30 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print, full color Jazz Heritage pressing.)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornNewborn Touch ... LP
Contemporary, 1964. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The Newborn Touch is always a great one, but it sounds especially nice on this record – a set that seems to go even farther than any of Phineas' earlier trio sessions! There's an almost-ambitious sound to the record that we really like a lot – one that possibly comes from Newborn's choice of compositions for the set, a great bag of non-standard tunes from some of his west coast contemporaries – tracks penned by Ornette Coleman, Art Pepper, Hampton Hawes, Jimmy Woods, and others – some of which are decidedly more modern than the material that Newborn usually plays! There's a complexity here that's great – but one that still doesn't forget Newborn's down-home roots – and titles include "A Walkin Thing", "Be Deedle Dee Do", "The Blessing", "Diane", "Pazmuerte", "Hard To Find", and "Blue Daniel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)
 
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Hugo MontenegroMoog Power ... CD
RCA/Get On Down, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A groovy moogy classic! This was one of the first records to apply the moog sound in a pop idiom in a major way – and boy, is it a resounding success with us! Hugo Montenegro scores a number of pop tracks and originals in the same cool jazzy style that he used on his best 60's soundtracks, then, he builds in a lot of groovy moog parts, and peppers the tracks with some vocals by male members of his chorus. The tracks have a lot of nice sharp bits that might be used as samples, with good quirky moog moments, and occasional heavy drums. Tracks include "Moog Power", "Dizzy", "You Showed Me", "More Today Than Yesterday", "Hair", and a very cool cover of "MacArthur Park". CD

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Incognito/Inaya DayPeppermint Jam All Stars Part 3 – Listen To The Music (syke n sugarstarr mix)/Nasty Girl (so phat robot mix, frequence tool) ... 12-inch
Peppermint Jam (Germany), 2006. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Pepper AdamsJulian ... CD
Enja, 1975. Used ... $24.99
A great quartet date – nice and laidback, with plenty of room for Pepper Adams to open up on his deep-toned baritone sax! The group features Walter Norris on piano – and titles include "Ad Astra", "Jirge", "Spacemaker", and "Three & One". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pepper Adams with Ted CursonCalifornia Cookin ... CD
Interplay, 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An exceptional set from baritonist Pepper Adams – one of those great moments that artists hit only at a few spots in their career, especially during later years like this! The album's a live date that cooks with any of Pepper's classics from years back – but it's also got a soulful complexity that takes it to rich new territory too – a quality that's no doubt due to the presence of trumpeter Ted Curson in the quintet, playing with bold, righteous notes that really transform the record! It's rare to hear Adams' horn in such a setting, and he really responds to Curson's presence – reaching out with long-blown and beautifully crafted solos that get a lot of energy from the rhythm trio of Victor Feldman on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums. Titles include "Waltz For Celeste", "Summertime", "Last Resort", "Now In Our Lives", and "Oleo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Beatles/George MartinYellow Submarine ... LP
Apple, 1968. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Sure it's a soundtrack, and sure it's got a number of songs that are just instrumentals from the film – but the record also features some excellent late Beatles tracks that can only be found here – including the killer tracks "Hey Bulldog" (almost a funky nugget), "Only A Northern Song", and "All Together Now". Also includes "Yellow Submarine" (natch) – plus "It's All Too Much" and "All You Need Is Love" – and side two features a number of groovy instrumentals from George Martin – including "Pepperland", "Sea Of Holes", "March Of The Meanies", and "Pepperland Laid Waste". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Dining Rooms with Sean MartinWhen You Died (original, Massimo Martellotta rmx) ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Sean Martin provides some great lead vocals on this slinky groove from The Dining Rooms – a tune that's got riffing guitar nestled right down in the rhythms, and a fuller, funkier feel as things move on! The remix on the flip really changes things up nicely – dropping the guitar for a more 80s-styled bassline that's also peppered with plenty of warm keys – an equally great setting for Martin's vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Motohiko Hino Quartet + 1Ryuhyo – Sailing Ice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
A record with a really beautiful title – and a sound that definitely lives up to the "Sailing Ice" on the cover! The music is very much in the best post-Coltrane mode – played by a group led by the great Japanese drummer Motohiko Hino, and featuring Mabumi Yamaguchi on tenor and Yasuaki Shimizu on soprano and tenor – two reed players who really express themselves with a great sense of spirituality, and lots of searching energy throughout. The tracks are mostly originals (save for a version of "Soultrane") – served up in freewheeling modal grooves, and peppered with sharp, soulful solos that search out bold new territory, but which never get too free and sloppy. The set was recorded live, but the recording quality is excellent – and titles include "Rio Rome", "Sailing Ice", "Milky Shade", and "New Moon". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Jim PepperDakota Song ... LP
Enja, 1987. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by Native American saxophonist Jim Pepper – a great player whose ethnicity has always ensured him a strong reputation – but whose work on tenor sax should be enough! This outing is a relatively straight jazz session – a quartet date with Kirk Lightsey on piano, Santi Debriano on bass, and John Betsch on drums – but all players come together nicely in support of Pepper's lead – hitting fluid notes that bristle with some good 80s soul jazz sorts of modes, and which occasionally hit some more adventurous moments. Pepper's tone is nice and edgey throughout, even on the mellower tunes – and titles include "Jumpin Gemini", "3/4 Gemini", "Dakota Song", "Comme Il Faut", and "Mercer Street Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Standing Room OnlyHeart & Soul ... CD
YGB/Everland (Austria), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
A sweet little funk record from the early 80s – recorded in the Virginia scene south of DC, and with a vibe that's totally wonderful all the way through! These guys are still a lot more live than most funk groups of the time – no beats or programmed bits here – and the group plays with a rich blend of elements that reminds us of Earth Wind & Fire at their mid 70s best – able to groove tightly one minute, then lay back into some cool compressed bits the next – all with a sharpness that would have made these guys huge, had they ever had the chance! Vocals are by differing members of the group, who can also sing together on a razor's edge with the rhythms – and the basslines, riffing guitar, and keyboards are peppered with some mighty nice horns as well. Titles include "Take A Chance", "Universal Funk Affair", "Star From The Sky", "Take Some Time", "Crazy Feelin", "Desire", and "Searchin". CD
Also available Heart & Soul ... LP 22.99

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Standing Room OnlyHeart & Soul ... LP
YGB/Everland (Austria), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A sweet little funk record from the early 80s – recorded in the Virginia scene south of DC, and with a vibe that's totally wonderful all the way through! These guys are still a lot more live than most funk groups of the time – no beats or programmed bits here – and the group plays with a rich blend of elements that reminds us of Earth Wind & Fire at their mid 70s best – able to groove tightly one minute, then lay back into some cool compressed bits the next – all with a sharpness that would have made these guys huge, had they ever had the chance! Vocals are by differing members of the group, who can also sing together on a razor's edge with the rhythms – and the basslines, riffing guitar, and keyboards are peppered with some mighty nice horns as well. Titles include "Take A Chance", "Universal Funk Affair", "Star From The Sky", "Take Some Time", "Crazy Feelin", "Desire", and "Searchin". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heart & Soul ... CD 14.99

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VariousDay In The Life – Impressions Of Pepper ... CD
Verve, 2018. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
Contemporary jazz artists reinterpret songs from Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – with tracks that include "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by Makaya McCraven, "With A Little Help From My Friends" by Mary Halvorsen, "Good Morning Good Morning" by Shabaka & The Ancestors, "Day In The Life" by Juju Exchange, "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Antonio Sanchez, "Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite" by Brandee Younger, "Within You Without You" by Onyx Collective, and "Lovely Rita" by Miles Mosley. CD

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✨✧ Pepper AdamsTwelfth & Pingree ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Exactly the kind of session that really lets Pepper Adams show his stuff – full of long, live tracks that really have Adams stretching out on baritone – handling the instrument with soul, depth, and dexterity that might well be unmatched during this point in his career! The quartet here features Walter Norris on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Makaya Ntshoko on drums – and while all players are excellent, especially Mraz, it's really Pepper whose shining light guides the session – both on his original tunes "Bossa Nouveau" and "12th & Pingree" – and on nice takes on "Well You Needn't" and "A Child Is Born". CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Jackson In Your House (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's all-time classics! If you've ever bought an Art Ensemble album and said "Hmm, what's all the fuss about?", get this one. It'll change your mind. The band is in perfect form – and hits an incredible blend of free thinking modernism and soulful soloing, peppered with a healthy dose of humor. The tracks are shortish, and very tight – and titles include "Jackson In Your House", "Song For Charles", "The Waltz", and "Get In Line". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alessandro AlessandroniSpontaneous (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Stunning rare work from Alessandro Alessandroni – a soundtrack talent who first flourished in the 60s, but really hit his stride in the sound library scene of the 70s! Alessandroni has a great way here of mixing the warm and the sweet, the funky and the melodic – tunes that are short and simple, but always pretty darn groovy – with a sweet, slinky style that's a great extension of the funkier modes of both French and Italian cinema at the start of the 70s – well-placed basslines that really set the score, peppered with just the right bits on guitar or keyboards – and never overdone, so that the grooves are spacious enough to really let you appreciate all the right touches! Titles include "Watergate", "Mitzi", "Sunny Coast", "Pure Nature", "Blue Waves", "Young America", "High Class", "Meadows", and "Life Tree". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Rodrigo Amado with Peter EvansFreedom Principle ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
The title definitely lives up to the sound of the record – a really loose, free session from a quartet that includes strong work from both trumpeter Peter Evans and tenorist Rodrigo Amado – the latter of whom leads the group! All tracks are long, and build with a nice degree of energy – one that gets back to the "freedom principle" generation between the ESP and loft jazz years – when spontaneous creativity like this was really in action. All four members contribute equally to shape the sound of the performance – and the group also features Miguel Mira on cello and Garbirel Ferrandini on drums. Titles include "Pepper Packed", "Shadows", and "The Freedom Principle". CD

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ChakachasJungle Fever ... CD
Polydor/Dusty Groove, 1972. Used ... $14.99
A mad mix of Latin and funky rhythms – a 70s classic from the Belgian group Chakachas! The album's best known for its title hit "Jungle Fever" – an insane cut that features heavy drums, choppy guitar, and a stop/start action that's peppered with sounds of female pleasure! The track was a worldwide hit, and continues to be a funky classic today – thanks to a heavy sample history, and a life in playlists worldwide – but the rest of the album's pretty darn great too, and even weirder. Some tracks mix easy Euro grooving with heavy conga, others have kind of an LA Chicano funk approach, and still others throw in some mad horns to complicate matters with nice jazzy riffing. Really great throughout – and maybe one of the best funky albums to ever come out on a major label! Titles include "Jungle Fever", "El Canyon Rojo", "Chica Chica Bau Bau", "Eso Es El Amor", "Ay Mulata", "Cha Ka Cha", "Latin Can Can", and "Yo Soy Cubano". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Jungle Fever ... LP 14.99

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ChakachasJungle Fever ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A mad mix of Latin and funky rhythms – a 70s classic from the Belgian group Chakachas! The album's best known for its title hit "Jungle Fever" – an insane cut that features heavy drums, choppy guitar, and a stop/start action that's peppered with sounds of female pleasure! The track was a worldwide hit, and continues to be a funky classic today – thanks to a heavy sample history, and a life in playlists worldwide – but the rest of the album's pretty darn great too, and even weirder. Some tracks mix easy Euro grooving with heavy conga, others have kind of an LA Chicano funk approach, and still others throw in some mad horns to complicate matters with nice jazzy riffing. Really great throughout – and maybe one of the best funky albums to ever come out on a major label! Titles include "Jungle Fever", "El Canyon Rojo", "Chica Chica Bau Bau", "Eso Es El Amor", "Ay Mulata", "Cha Ka Cha", "Latin Can Can", and "Yo Soy Cubano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
Also available Jungle Fever ... CD 14.99

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FacesWake Up Today ... LP
Ketu (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Not the famous Faces of Rod Stewart/Ronnie Wood fame, but a really great group from mid 70s Nigeria – one with a spirit as youthful as their image on the cover, and a sound that's a nicely trippy blend of funk, psych, and other West African elements of the time! The group have some really great organ on most numbers – bubbling and burning next to the riffing guitar, and peppered with tenor, trumpet, and flute – while percussion does lots of heavy things at the bottom alongside the bass. Vocals are in the mix on most cuts, often sung by Rita Black – but the instrumental interplay is equally important, and really makes for a heady sound on the set. Titles include "My First Love", "Uyoyo", "Wake Up Today", "Together We Live", "All I Need From You", "Don't Let Nobody Tell You", and "Shokishoki Shombolo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Four SeasonsGenuine Imitation Life Gazette ... LP
Philips, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A wild little concept album from the Four Seasons – one that's packaged in newspaper-style cover, and which presents tunes that almost have that late 60s British "snapshots of life" approach to pop – particularly that put forth by The Kinks on Village Green Preservation Society. The album's a true genius effort from Bob Gaudio – now risen to the ranks of producer for the group, and also the key songwriter for the album too – working here in tandem with the great Jake Holmes, a wonderful choice for a record like this! Arrangements are inventive, playful, and definitely at a level that shows some influence from Pet Sounds or Sgt Peppers – but there's also a focused, all-pop approach to the tunes too – one that's hook-heavy even when trippy, and which shows that the Four Seasons were as great at psychedelic and Sunshine Pop as any of the groups they'd inspired over the years. Titles include "Saturday's Father", "Wall Street Village Day", "Wonder What You'll Be", "Soul Of A Woman", "Something's On Her Mind", "American Crucifixion Resurrection", and "Mrs Stately's Garden". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original fold-out cover.)

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Vince GuaraldiOh Good Grief! ... CD
Warner, 1968. Used ... $6.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums that pianist Vince Guaraldi ever recorded – a set that's got the same Peanuts theme as his earlier dates for Fantasy Records, but which also features some sweet electric touches that only make things even better than before! In addition to his warmly vamping piano, with all those lyrical touches we love so much, Vince is playing an electric harpsichord too – which makes for some very groovy moments – in a cool quartet that features guitar from Eddie Duran, bass from Stanley Gilbert, and drums from the great Carl Burnett! All tunes are Peanut-themed – the music that Guaraldi wrote for the TV specials – but they're sometimes taken at a looser style that's even jazzier overall – as you'll hear on the classic "Linus & Lucy", plus "Red Baron", "Peppermint Patty", "Great Pumpkin Waltz", and "Rain Rain Go Away". CD

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Motohiko HinoToko Flash ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
Really unique work from a trio led by drummer Motohiko Hino, and which features Masahiko Satoh on piano and Nobuyoshi Ino on bass – all players who aren't content to just rest in the usual piano trio modes of the time, and who instead really break open the format with their creative work on the album! Satoh has a way of playing lyrically at the start, then really opening up – and Ino's bass rolls and dips with its own sense of melody that's quite beautiful – as Hino works far far away from straight rhythm, and often peppers the songs with personal exclamations of his own. Yet none of the numbers are ever too far out, either – just loosely structured, but respectful of the melodies, while never enslaved to them. Titles include "My Favorite Things", "Norwegian Wood", "Flash", "Overhang Blues", and "Once Upon A Summertime". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisAll My Yesterdays – The Debut 1966 Village Vanguard Recordings (3LP 180 gram vinyl pressing) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1966. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... $69.99
The birth of a legend – documented here in a really wonderful package – a brilliant 2CD set that brings forth the first-ever recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – heard here on the debut nights of their very long run of Monday night performances at the Village Vanguard! Right from the start, this group was really something special – formed by the meeting of two legendary talents, trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis – and driven strongly by a lineup of all-star players who were happy to shelve their egos this night of the week, and come together in a unit that was far more than just the sum of its amazing parts. Players on these two nights include Hank Jones on piano, Richard Davis on bass, Jimmy Owens and Bill Berry on trumpets, Bob Brookmeyer and Garnett Brown on trombones, and Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Pepper Adams, and Jerry Dodgion on a flurry of amazing reed performances – producing the kinds of insane colors and edges the group was always known for! This isn't big band jazz – at least not the sort you'd think of with cliche – and instead, the recordings document the meeting of amazing talents creating effortlessly together under the leadership of two generous giants. The package is wonderful, really a tribute to this amazing music – oversized, and with a huge booklet of notes and photos – and 2CDs with titles that include "Back Bone", "Big Dipper", "Mornin Reverend", "Little Pixie", "All My Yesterdays", "Once Around", "Ah That's Freedom", and "Don't Ever Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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Om KalsoumLaylat Hob ... LP
Souma/Radio Martiko (Belgium), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
There's few folks who can carry off an album-length song like Egyptian vocalist Om Kalsoum – a singer who almost treats a record like this like some dramatic work or longer narrative project – as she really lets the sound build up, then swoops in for these vocal moments that are completely sublime! The orchestrations are great – rootsy percussion at the core, with fuller strings that have these odd inflections – peppered with solo moments on organ, reeds, and some other stringed instrument – all to paint these heavenly pictures in sound that only get better when the vocals come into the mix! LP, Vinyl record album

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King Bruce & The Black BeatsGolden Highlife Classics ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $28.99
Raucous highlife from Ghana! In the late 40s bandleader and trumpeter King Bruce occasionally played in the Tempos, the legendary band led by ET Mensah, and by 1952 he formed the Black Beats to fulfill his own distinct vision, honing a more aggressive and looser take on the style. Although he was a huge fan of American swing as well as calypso, Bruce never forgot the Ghanaian traditions he grew up with – the Twi, Ewe, and Ga – and marvelously reconciled them with modern styles he was digging from across the pond. In particular, the wonderful horn arrangements here are appealingly loose and freewheeling – it's clear these cats dug jazz – with trumpet lines peppered with blue notes and wild growls that would make Bubber Miley blush. The later tracks here include some killer electric guitar lines and solos, quietly signaling the shift towards the instrument highlife would take in the 70s. Tracks include "Medaho Mao", "Aban Kaba", "Nantsew Yie", "Agodzi", and "Won Ma Menka". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles MingusSomething Like A Bird ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the last albums Charles Mingus ever gave us – before departing this planet way way too soon! The set shows the increasing sophistication of Mingus' music in these later years – a mode that almost echoes the path that Duke Ellington would take in his final decade – a move towards some larger-form material that still holds onto all the raw energy of the early days, but finds a way to not only bridge larger musical ideas – but musical generations as well! As part of this, the set's got a wonderful lineup – with Lee Konitz on alto, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, George Coleman on tenor, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – and titles include the long title track, "Something Like A Bird", split up over 2 sides of the LP, plus "Farewell Farwell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Wes MontgomeryCalifornia Dreaming ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $12.99
A stone classic on Verve! Back in the 60s, Wes Montgomery must have been California Dreamin – because by the time of this LP, he'd come a long way from his Indiana roots – and had used the best part of the hip west coast scene to add a lot to his style – fuller rhythms and tighter production that never dampened his sound, and instead really let him open up into a whole new range of sounds! As with some of his other albums on Verve, Montgomery plays warmly chromatic riffs over dark jazzy backings by Don Sebesky – and although tracks are short, Wes gets a lot into his solos on the set – a masterful approach that was almost better in a tighter setting than a looser one! Titles include "Sun Down", "Without You", "Sunny", "Green Peppers", "Mr Walker", and "Winds Of Barcelona". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing, UMV 2051, with obi and insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Jerry ReedJerry Reed/Hot A Mighty/Lord Mr Ford/Uptown Poker Club ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Four albums from a time when Jerry Reed was really on fire – great little gems that work together as a collected set! First up is the self-titled Jerry Reed – a set with a title and cover that are a bit understated, but a groove that's got the Alabama wild man completely at home! As with other Reed albums from the time, there's a nice blend of styles at play – some tunes have Jerry's guitar right up front, some get a bit funky, and some have him laying back into a more traditional country-styled approach – the last of which makes for a surprisingly nice sound on the more sincere numbers. Titles include "You're Young & You'll Forget", "Alabama Wild Man", "Misery Loves Company", "Sunshine Day", "Almost Crazy", "500 Miles Away From Home", "You Made My Life A Song", and "Huggin & Chalkin". Hot A' Mighty is Jerry Reed at his swaggery, electric honky tonk, and country boogie best – the dude who will forever be remembered as the smart ass trucker sidekick in Burt Reynolds movies – but was also one of the best electric guitarists in country music, and one of the most charismatic characters of the 70s country scene! From country rock covers to weepy Nashville Sound styles, he does it all well. Includes "Goodnight, Irene", "Nashville Woman", a cowbell peppered "Sixteen Tons", "Back Home In Georgia" and more. Lord Mr Ford is a fantastic vehicle for the wit and sharpness of the great Jerry Reed – the former in his lyrics, the latter in his always-great guitar lines – the sort that made him one of the hippest pickers in Nashville back in the day! The tunes are a mix of originals and more familiar numbers – and whether Jerry's singing straight, or goofing things up, he really has a great way of making things his own through and through. Titles include the great 70s automobile tune "Lord Mr Ford" – plus "Pickie Pickie Pickie", "You Can't Keep Me Here In Tennessee", "Two Timin'", "I'm Gonna Write A Song", "Rainbow Ride", and "One Sweet Reason". Uptown Poker Club is a set with a great Jack Davis cover – and a vibrant sound from Jerry Reed to match the image on the front! The guitar work is worth the price of admission alone – chugging and funky at spots, faster-riffing and on fire at others, and surprisingly sensitive in a few other moments – especially when mixed with a bit of steel or dobro. There's also just the right balance between wit and sincerity to keep things well-rounded – on titles that include "Everybody Has Those Kind Of Days", "Lay It On My Lady", "It's Tough All Over", "You've Got It", "North To Chicago", "Honkin", "Some Of These Days", and "The Uptown Poker Club". CD

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Mick RonsonOnly After Dark – The Complete Mainman Recordings (Slaughter On 10th Avenue/Play Don't Worry/1976 sessions/rarities) (4CD set) ... CD
RCA/Cherry Red (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $29.99
Ziggy Stardust guitar genius Mick Ronson issued a pair of 70s albums on the David Bowie Mainman imprint for RCA – and both of those records are included here, plus a huge amount of never-issued tracks and bonus material too! First up is Slaughter On 10th Avenue – Mick Ronson's first and probably best solo album – an adventurous set of glam pop that's both weird and catchy, naturally featuring some fantastic guitar pyrotechnics. Fascinatingly, Ronson starts the record with a crooning cover of "Love Me Tender", with his recognizable riffs kicking in a bit after his plaintive vocals – but it's that kind of anything goes weirdness that makes the album loads of fun, kind of closer to Queen style pomp than Bowie's astral trailblazing. Titles include "Growing Up & I'm Fine", "Music Is Lethal", I'm The One" and the Richard Rodgers penned title tune. Next is Play Don't Worry – catchy glam pop from guitarist Mick Ronson – the blazing player best remembered for his work with Bowie, here blending punchy riffs and heavier sounds with bubbly hooks and playful production touches. Our favorite tunes showcase the heavy guitar fuzz, but the oddball cutesy songs are endearing in their strange way. Ronson kind of throws a bunch of stuff at the wall here, and the stuff that sticks gets you nodding your head and smiling at the more innocuous touches. Titles include "Billy Porter", "This Is For You", a weird, piano peppered cover of the Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat", "Empty Bed", "This Is For You", "Woman" and more. Both albums come with bonus tracks that include live tracks and rare demos, plus some outtakes and an interview too. CD3 features rare 1976 sessions – with titles that include "Hard Life", "Takin A Train", "I'd Give Anything To See You", "Hard Headed Woman", "Roll Like The River", "Angel No 9", and "Junkie For Your Love". CD4 features more rarities – tracks that include demo and live takes of material on CD3 – the live material of which was recorded in Buffalo in 1976. 60 tracks in all – and a nice booklet of notes! CD

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Rugged NuggetsRugged Walk/Take Me With You ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99
Guitar, bass, and drums all really seem to love each other to death at the start of "Rugged Walk" – coming on with a unified groove that's peppered with horns in just the right way – while the guitar kind of wangles a bit of a solo next to a trumpet, and the whole thing bristles in just the right mix of trippy and funky! "Take Me With You" has a cool keyboard glow next to the breaking drums – kind of a slow sparkle that brings a slight dose of class to the spare funky tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Paul SimonStill Crazy After All These Years (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Warner, 1975. Used ... $3.99
We've gotta admit, this record sounds a lot better with the passing of time than we might have expected – thanks in part to some totally sweet Fender Rhodes, used often, and in all the best ways to pepper the tunes! Barry Beckett and Bob James handle the keys – and there's even some gospel touches at times, thanks to help from the Jessy Dixon Singers and Chicago Community Choir. And Paul Simon's songwriting is mostly mature – and even on the hit "50 Ways", the drums from Steve Gadd more than make up for any clunk! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $19.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. CD
Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Rare soul groovers galore – including a few that appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! The "classiest" tag in the title might be a bit misleading – as these tunes are down and dirty Northern soul, not some toneyed-up work for the country club set – but they're all united by a strong approach to their work, and a sense of professionalism that really makes the tracks sparkle, even though most of them are quite obscure! In fact, a number of tunes on the set were only recently unearthed by the folks at Ace while going through tapes to prepare other reissues – collected here together as a rich representation of the untapped genius that lies in the vaults of many 60s soul labels. Titles include "Cut Loose" by Jeanette Jones, "Love Slave" by The Antellects, "Do It" by Pat Powdrill, "You Just Don't Know" by Ty Karim, "Losing Control" by Mary Saxton, "What Good Am I Without You" by Darrow Fletcher, "Strange Neighborhood" by The Imaginations, "I Only Cry Once A Day Now" by The Fidels, "Try My Love" by Troy Dodds, "Just Your Fool" by Eddie Whitehead, "A Man Of My Word" by Salt & Pepper, "Ain't No Telling" by Houston Outlaws, and "Tell Me Baby" by Karmello Brooks. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTwo Niles To Sing A Melody – The Violins & Synths Of Sudan ... CD
Ostinato (UK), Mid 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 24.99
Other-worldly sounds from the place where the Nile River splits into two – the hugely under-tapped legacy of Sudanese music from the scene in Khartoum – presented here in a beautifully lavish style! The package is as much a history book as a mindblowing set of music – as the whole thing includes copious notes, interviews, and other writings that really get at the history of the sounds created at this unique cultural crossroads – with political and cultural details that help understand the context of the songs, even though the music is more than great enough on its own! As promised in the title, many of the songs are heavy on violins or synth – but used in ways that are strikingly similar, often as these washes of sound over earthier percussion that really drives the tunes peppered with lyrics that are often sung in a very powerful way, even past the barrier of language. Many cuts also have offbeat reeds and other elements that echo some of the Ethiopian styles of the time – and the package features work recorded over 20 years, but mostly clustered around the mid 70s, or the mid 90s. Titles include "Ma Hammak Azabna" by Zaidan Ibrahim, "Igd Allooli" by Said Khalifa, "Al Mursal" by Mohammed Wardi, "Elhabeeb Wain" by Ibrahim El Kashif, "Al Wilaid Al Daif" by Mustafa Modawi, "Al Zaman Zamanak" by Abdullah Abdelkader, "Al Sourah" by Mohammed Wardi, "Galbi La Tahwa TAni" by Samira Sunia, "Alamy Wa Shagiya" by Hanan Bulu Bulu, "Al BAreedo Ana" by Emad Youssef, "Ma Kunta Aarif Yarait" by Abdel El Aziz Al Mubarak, and "Arraid Arraid Ya Ahal" by Madjzoub Ounsa. CD

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✨✧ Alessandro AlessandroniSpontaneous ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning rare work from Alessandro Alessandroni – a soundtrack talent who first flourished in the 60s, but really hit his stride in the sound library scene of the 70s! Alessandroni has a great way here of mixing the warm and the sweet, the funky and the melodic – tunes that are short and simple, but always pretty darn groovy – with a sweet, slinky style that's a great extension of the funkier modes of both French and Italian cinema at the start of the 70s – well-placed basslines that really set the score, peppered with just the right bits on guitar or keyboards – and never overdone, so that the grooves are spacious enough to really let you appreciate all the right touches! Titles include "Watergate", "Mitzi", "Sunny Coast", "Pure Nature", "Blue Waves", "Young America", "High Class", "Meadows", and "Life Tree". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram vinyl.)
Also available Spontaneous (180 gram pressing) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ John Barry/Shirley BasseyGoldfinger ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The soundtrack that put John Barry over the top – and to many, THE James Bond soundtrack! The album chills from the first notes of the haunting title theme – the majestic "Goldfinger", sung by Shirley Bassey with a tone that's as dangerous as a razor-sharp hat spinning through the air! Barry then takes over with some wonderful instrumentals – a blend of crime jazz, mood pieces, chase themes, and more – all peppered with that dark dark Bond theme that we love so much! Titles include "Into Miami", "Teasing The Korean", "Alpine Drive", "Bond Back In Action", "Gassing The Gangsters", and "Death Of Goldfinger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still sealed, shopworn with a Factory Sealed sticker.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdRoyal Flush ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the seminal sides cut by Donald Byrd in his partnership with Pepper Adams – a high-up, low-down set that's a smoker all the way through! Byrd's brightness on trumpet is nicely matched by Adams' fluid work on baritone sax – and the pair are wonderfully supported by a rhythm trio that includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all players who can hit a sock-hard groove one minute, then let loose with a lyrical flourish the next. The approach of the record is tightly soulful, with loads of great changes – and some surprising dark edges that really add in a whole new dimension to the Donald Byrd sound of the time. Titles include "Shangri-La", "Jorgies", "Hush", "6 M's", and the moody "Requiem"! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing on Elemental Music, still in the shrink.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonFar East Suite – Special Mix (Bluebird) ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Ellington's greatest albums of the 60s – and a record tinged with Eastern themes and darkly angular modern arrangements. The group here features Ellington stalwarts Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, and Rufus Jones – and the players work together tightly to craft the suite of tracks based on Ellington's impressions of recent travels through the Mid and Far East during the 60s. Titles include "Tourist Point Of View", "Isfahan", "Depk", "Mount Harissa", "Amad", "Agra", and "Blue Pepper". Plus, the CD reissue features 4 alternate takes not on the LP! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Allen GinsbergBest Minds Of My Generation – A Literary History Of The Beats (hardcover) ... Book
Grove Press, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The story of the beat generation – from a writer who was a key part of the movement, and knew just about anyone who was worth his salt at the time! Allen Ginsberg was the poet whose work helped set first to the beat scene in the late 50s – and was one of the most well-traveled, well-connected members of the movement – which quickly becomes clear here, as you follow Ginsberg through a mix of history and memoir, often peppered with a great deal of quotations from writings of his colleagues – in chapters that look at Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Lucien Carr, Neal Cassady, and many others! The book's based on a course that Ginsberg has taught over the years, and is given a stronger sense of structure by editor Bill Morgan – as things spin out over 435 pages in this hardcover edition, which also includes notes on all the works cited throughout. Book

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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiOh Good Grief! ... LP
Warner, Late 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest albums that pianist Vince Guaraldi ever recorded – a set that's got the same Peanuts theme as his earlier dates for Fantasy Records, but which also features some sweet electric touches that only make things even better than before! In addition to his warmly vamping piano, with all those lyrical touches we love so much, Vince is playing an electric harpsichord too – which makes for some very groovy moments – in a cool quartet that features guitar from Eddie Duran, bass from Stanley Gilbert, and drums from the great Carl Burnett! All tunes are Peanut-themed – the music that Guaraldi wrote for the TV specials – but they're sometimes taken at a looser style that's even jazzier overall – as you'll hear on the classic "Linus & Lucy", plus "Red Baron", "Peppermint Patty", "Great Pumpkin Waltz", and "Rain Rain Go Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Burbank label pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting in the spine.)
Also available Oh Good Grief! ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Jacky Giordano & Yan TeggerSchifters 45s Collection (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Premiere/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1974. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
Four fantastic sound library gems from the 70s – all directed by Yan Tregger, and featuring some mighty sweet keyboards from the legendary Jacky Giordano! "Rieka" has this cool swirling sound next to the beats and wah wah guitar – unlike anything else we can think of – while "O'Seven" is tighter, more familiar keyboard-driven funk in the rhythm – but still with this totally great guitar part that gets all freaky and fuzzy! "Old Timmy" has a very groovy vibe – riffing guitar right along with the rhythms, peppered by drums – and "Gost" is harder, funkier, and has some cool clavi that really comes on strong! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineSpoiler (RVG remaster edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stanley Turrentine's no spoiler here – as his tenor sax soars out over the top of some sweet larger group arrangements from Duke Pearson – all awash in a great sense of soul, joy, and life! The album's got a much brighter feel than you might guess from the cover – a vibe that's a bit similar to Stan's classic Joyride album, but a bit more open and free – thanks to the lyrical touches of Pearson on the charts. Other players include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, James Spaulding on alto and flute, and Pepper Dadams on baritone sax – plus rhythm from McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, Mickey Roker on drums, and Joseph Rivera on percussion. As on some of the other Pearson dates from the time – particularly those with Donald Byrd – the use of electric bass really opens things up, by creating a subtle rhythmic pulse that really drives most numbers along. And also in the Pearson mode, the added players aren't really a horn section in the conventional way – just a group of like-minded, top-shelf jazz players who egg on the main soloist with a great sense of enthusiasm for the music! Titles include "La Fiesta", "The Magilla", "Sunny", "Maybe September", "You're Gonna Hear From Me", and "When The Sun Comes Out". CD also features the bonus track "Lonesome Lover". CD

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✨✧ Uncle FunkensteinTogether Again ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing bit of funky jazz – recorded in the Indy scene of the early 80s, but with enough raw power to blow away most soul jazz sides of the 70s! The album's filled with massively funky bass – played by key group member Larry Ridley, who brings amazing energy to the core "Uncle Funkenstein" jam that the album's best known for! The tune's an extended workout with a choppy, funky groove – started by bass, peppered with percussion, and really brought home with instrumentation that features group leader Russell Webster on tenor, James Spaulding on flute, Clifford Ratcliff on trumpet, Melvin Rhyne on piano, and Alonzo Pookie Johnson on additional tenor. Given the presence of both bigger names like Ridley, Spaulding, and Rhyne on the set – and that of local players under the direction of Webster – the record's a great bridge between the larger jazz community at the time and some of the key local scenes in which players would retreat and cook up even greater music. A few tracks on the album are a bit more conventional, or a bit mellow – but overall, the record's filled with plenty of soul, and more than enough funky power to live up to the group's name! Titles include the jamming "Uncle Funkenstein", "Unkle Funkenstein (part 2)", and "Uncle Funkenstein (cont)" – at 30 minutes, way more of the "Uncle Funkenstein" jam than appeared on the Luv N Haight reissue years back. Other titles include "Together Again", "Blue Robe", "Where Does life Come From", "Rock My Cradle", "Third Bosinova", and "500 Finished". CD

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✨✧ Donald ByrdRoyal Flush (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note (Spain), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the seminal sides cut by Donald Byrd in his partnership with Pepper Adams – a high-up, low-down set that's a smoker all the way through! Byrd's brightness on trumpet is nicely matched by Adams' fluid work on baritone sax – and the pair are wonderfully supported by a rhythm trio that includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all players who can hit a sock-hard groove one minute, then let loose with a lyrical flourish the next. The approach of the record is tightly soulful, with loads of great changes – and some surprising dark edges that really add in a whole new dimension to the Donald Byrd sound of the time. Titles include "Shangri-La", "Jorgies", "Hush", "6 M's", and the moody "Requiem"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown Christmas (2CD 50th Anniversary Edition) ... CD
Fantasy, 1965. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Christmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Christmas soundtrack, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that always emerge in true Christmas classics – underscoring the blue side of the season that's always lurking around corners from the happier moments. Vince Guaraldi penned this score back when he was a rising talent on the San Francisco scene – and in a way, it was almost his musical contribution to the cartoon that made it such a lasting favorite – even over and above the appeal of the famous animated characters. Most tunes are simple piano ones, but played with a phrasing that's beautifully timeless – and the few vocal numbers feature voices from the cartoon, singing softly with the music. Titles include the classic "Linus and Lucy" – plus "My Little Drum", "Christmas Is Coming", "Christmas Time Is Here", "Skating", and "Fur Elise". This 50th Anniversary edition features the core album, a replica of the 1965 book by Charles Schultz, and four double-sided postcards – similar to those from the early Fantasy Records version! Also includes the bonus CD Peanuts Portraits – key character themes penned and played by the legendary Vince Guaraldi, in a set of recordings that features both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes! A few cuts get really funky, too – the electric numbers, which remind us that back when we were wee ones, watching these cartoons, Guaraldi was already shaping our consciousness with his great way with a groove. The package is one that really gets right to the heart of Guaraldi's genius – and shakes free of some of the holiday spirit of other Peanuts jazz packages, to get into some incredibly groovy numbers that include "Peppermint Patty", "Joe Cool", "Charlie's Blues (variation)", "Blue Charlie Brown (version 2)", "Frieda (alternate)", "Little Birdie", and "Schroeder (alternate)" – plus the famous "Linus & Lucy". CD
(A great package for the price – nicely oversized, too!)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Vol 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Donald Byrd albums ever – a smoking live performance spread out over two different records – all with some of the tightest, most grooving work that Byrd ever recorded in his early years on Blue Note! Part of the strength of the set is the group – as Don's trumpet is alongside the brilliant baritone of Pepper Adams – who plays with the deftness of a tenor, but with a richer, fuller sound – and the group also includes the great Duke Pearson on piano, who has this way of comping out tunes that are soulful, but richly lyrical too. The group's completed by Lex Humphries on drums and Laymon Jackson on bass – and titles on this first volume include nice long versions of "Soulful Kiddy", "My Girl Shirl", and "Cecile". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... CD
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Used ... $3.99
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". CD

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing, matrix ending in W5 (etched)/X4 (stamped). Includes the insert.)
Also available Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear at the opening and a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ ParliamentsSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (studio instrumental takes 3 & 8) ... 7-inch
Tuff City, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
George Clinton's legendary group takes on the music of The Beatles – but at an instrumental level that features lots of wicked guitar from Eddie Hazel on the first take! The song gets a nicely chunky, nicely funky groove – and there's definitely enough difference in the two takes to warrant having both of them on a funky 45! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (picture disc) ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". Includes the new stereo mix by Giles Martin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc.)
Also available Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... CD 3.99

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Pepper AdamsEncounter! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. Used ... $8.99
Late 60s greatness from Pepper Adams – an overlooked session that's easily one of his most standout sides of the decade! There's an easygoing swing to the record that's simply wonderful – a well-blown sound that's never too overthought or academic – just pure proof of the sort of inroads that Pepper Adams made with the baritone sax back in the 50s, as he liberated the instrument from its work in the chorus to a fully-voiced solo instrument of its own! The other players certainly help contribute to the magic of the date – and in addition to a rhythm section that includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums, the set also features Zoot Sims on tenor, blowing with a tone that's almost as deep as Adams! Titles include "Cindy's Tune", "I've Just Seen Her", "Serenity", "Inanout", "Punjab", "Elusive", and "Verdandi". CD

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Nick PeritoLet's Do The Peppermint Twist/High Society Twist ... 7-inch
United Artists, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a United Artists sleeve.)

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Sonny Stitt & Paul GonsalvesSalt & Pepper EP ... 7-inch
Impulse, 1963. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $13.99
Head to head blowing from Sonny Sitt and Paul Gonsalves – just the kind of twin-horn performance that Stitt was famous for in his live battle days, and one that also reminds us that Gonsalves can be a very loose swinger when he wants to be! The tracks are all long, and played with the sort of feel you'd hear if you caught these guys live at some small southside club – and the solos also show the kind of inventiveness and imagination you'd catch in that sort of setting – backed by a swinging rhythm combo that features Hank Jones on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include "Salt & Pepper" in two parts, "Theme From Lord Of The Flies", and "S'posin". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a split top seam and spine.)
Also available Salt & Pepper ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Jan GarbarekAfric Pepperbird ... CD
ECM, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary session – with Jan Garbarek on tenor, bass sax, flutes, clarinet, and percussion – in a quartet with Terje Rypdal on guitar, Jon Christensen on percussion, and Arild Andersen on bass, xylophone, and kalimba! CD
(Out of print.)

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David AmramLatin Jazz Celebration ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1983. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
An early 80s look at Latin jazz from David Amram – with a who's who of Latin jazz players and stellar jazz musicians of other realms – including Paquito D'Riveria, Candido, Machito & Machito Jr, Brazilian percussion guru Duduca Fonseca, David Fathead Newman, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper Adams and others others! What could have come out as clinical or academic comes through with passion and affection, partly because Amram could get such incredible players on the record, but mostly because the multi-instrumentalist ring leader is genuinely celebrating the music rather than simply replicating it. Includes "En Memoria De Chano Pozo, "New York Charanga", "Brazilian Memories", "Celebration", "Song Of The Rainforest" and more. CD

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Donald ByrdChant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 34.99
A Donald Byrd treasure – and an album that was almost left in the vaults by Blue Note, until they briefly released it at the end of the 70s! The cover and title are a bit unfamiliar, but the music is right up there with Byrd's classic sessions with baritonist Pepper Adams – a great player here, with a deftness on his horn that's incredible – matching all the sharp changes and soulful undercurrents of Byrd's sparkling trumpet! There's a nice hard sound to the whole thing – almost the raw power of the pair's albums for the Warwick label – and as with those, Herbie Hancock is on piano – giving the whole thing an excellent soul jazz groove that really kicks the main soloists into action! Titles include "Great God", "I'm An Old Cowhand", "That's All", "You're Next", and "Chant". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Donald ByrdElectric Byrd ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... $19.99
Donald Byrd in a sweet electric mode – as you'd guess from the title! The set was recorded right before Byrd's legendary run with Larry Mizell in the early 70s – and the electric approach is a bit different here – a style that blends Byrd's wonderful trumpet lines with the larger ensemble mode Blue Note sometimes used in the late 60s, but with a spacey, stretched-out feel that's mighty nice! The album's somewhat similar to Byrd's Kofi set – but possibly a bit more open overall – and players here include Duke Pearson on electric piano, Jerry Dodgion on alto and sopranos ax, Frank Foster on tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, Hermeto Pascoal on flute, Wally Richardson on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, Mickey Roker on drums, and Airto on percussion. Pearson produced, and probably arranged too – given a slight Brazilian undercurrent to the grooves – and titles include "Estavanico", "Essence", "The Dude", and "Xibaba". CD
(Out of print.)

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ColoursColours ... CD
Dot/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968. New Copy ... $4.99
One of the best American psyche albums we've heard from the late 60s – a near-perfect record that's head and shoulders above the rough experimentation of most other groups from the period! Colours spell their name with a definite British twist, and there's clearly a Beatles influence going on here – a sound that's almost pre-Sgt Peppers, but which has wonderfully complicated time changes, vocal parts, and production techniques that must have cost a pretty penny to such a little-known group! Horns and strings are arranged by Dave Roberts, and handled with a sensitivity that almost matches The Zombies' best at times – and the tunes themselves are a fresh variety of odd themes, including one number about robbing a liquor store. Titles include "Brother Lou's Love Colony", "Bad Day At Black Rock Baby", "Love Heals", "Rather Be Me", "I'm Leaving", "Cataleptic", "Don't You Realize", and "Lovin". CD

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Larry CoryellCoryell ... LP
Vanguard, 1969. Very Good- ... $11.99
Maybe the funkiest album that guitarist Larry Coryell ever cut – his debut as a leader, and a fuzzy, freaky set that features some massively heavy drums from the great Bernard Purdie! The set's jazz at the core, but has lots of rock elements too – including vocals from Coryell on a few cuts, whose rough-edged style of singing works nicely with the fuzz on his guitar. The whole thing's a really freewheeling trip down that genre-busting road that had opened up in the underground of the late 60s – a path taken away from folk, jazz, rock, and other more mainstream roads – served up with help from Mike Mandel on keyboards, Jim Pepper on flute, and bassists Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter, and Albert Stinson. Titles include the long funky groove called "The Jam with Albert", plus the tracks "Sex", "Beautiful Woman", "Morning Sickness", and "Ah Wuv Ooh". (Nice "naked kids" cover, too – the kind that must have made someone's therapist a lot of money!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the top seam and spine and a split bottom seam.)

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Larry CoryellCoryell (LP style gatefold sleeve) ... CD
Vanguard/Universe (Italy), 1969. Used Gatefold ... $19.99
Maybe the funkiest album that guitarist Larry Coryell ever cut – his debut as a leader, and a fuzzy, freaky set that features some massively heavy drums from the great Bernard Purdie! The set's jazz at the core, but has lots of rock elements too – including vocals from Coryell on a few cuts, whose rough-edged style of singing works nicely with the fuzz on his guitar. The whole thing's a really freewheeling trip down that genre-busting road that had opened up in the underground of the late 60s – a path taken away from folk, jazz, rock, and other more mainstream roads – served up with help from Mike Mandel on keyboards, Jim Pepper on flute, and bassists Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter, and Albert Stinson. Titles include the long funky groove called "The Jam with Albert", plus the tracks "Sex", "Beautiful Woman", "Morning Sickness", and "Ah Wuv Ooh". (Nice "naked kids" cover, too – the kind that must have made someone's therapist a lot of money!) CD
(Out of print.)

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Henry ManciniSix Hours Past Sunset ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Moody and mellow – and perfect for late nite listening! The album has the tinkling piano of Mancini set over lush orchestrations – breezy, yet dark at the same time, outwardly simple, but filled with complex riffing and sophisticated washes of color and emotion. The larger group features a few horn soloists, but the real focus is on Mancini's piano – which peppers each track with sprinkles of sound, darting in and out of the more complicated arrangements. Titles include "Traces", "Midnight Cowboy", "Two For The Road", "Didn't We", "Six Hours Past Sunset", and "Theme From The Fox". Very similar to Warm Shade Of Ivory – if you dig that one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner and a Mancini postage stamp on back.)

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Meridian BrothersSalvadora Robot (with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
Amazing sounds from The Meridian Brothers – not a family act at all, but really just a one man operation – yet with a sound that's more than large enough to bring in a whole host of South and Central American influences! Eblis Alvarez uses elements of cumbia, merengue, and other Latin styles – all to create these weirdly offbeat rhythms which are then peppered with acoustic and electric instruments – never in ways that are gimmicky, and always with this organic, spontaneous quality that makes you feel like you've unearthed a crate of obscure Colombian singles in the back corner of an urban flea market! Only a few tracks have a relatively contemporary vibe, but even those echo with older sounds and styles – and titles include "Salvadora Robot", "Somos Los Residentes", "Jefe Indio Vengara", "Doctor Trompeta", and "Un Principe Miserable Y Malvado". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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Small FacesOgden's Nut Gone Flake ... LP
Immediate, 1968. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of the best Brit psychedelic rock albums of the late 60s – one that sounds incredible to this day! On Ogden's Nut Gone Flake the group really found a way to spin a heady, organ rich, drum heavy, and all around big sound into the structure of the 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 minute pop structure – with out sacrificing a bit of the bombast, or burying a genuine groove in superfluous noise cycles. Truly wonderful stuff – will listen to this more often than Sgt. Peppers in our lifetime! Tracks include "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake", "Afterglow Of Your Love", "Long Ago And World's Apart", "Rene", "Lazy Sunday", "Rollin' Over", "The Journey", "Mad John", "Happydaystoytown" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Abcko reissue in a die cut cover, with some worn spots.)
Also available Ogden's Nut Gone Flake (Picture Disc) ... LP 34.99

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Small FacesOgden's Nut Gone Flake (Picture Disc) ... LP
Immediate (UK), 1968. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of the best Brit psychedelic rock albums of the late 60s – one that sounds incredible to this day! On Ogden's Nut Gone Flake the group really found a way to spin a heady, organ rich, drum heavy, and all around big sound into the structure of the 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 minute pop structure – with out sacrificing a bit of the bombast, or burying a genuine groove in superfluous noise cycles. Truly wonderful stuff – will listen to this more often than Sgt. Peppers in our lifetime! Tracks include "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake", "Afterglow Of Your Love", "Long Ago And World's Apart", "Rene", "Lazy Sunday", "Rollin' Over", "The Journey", "Mad John", "Happydaystoytown" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram UK pressing on Charly, still in the die-cut cover.)
Also available Ogden's Nut Gone Flake ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Tom Tom ClubClose To The Bone ... LP
Sire, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The second album by the Tom Tom Club – showing this Talking Heads spinoff project as way more than a fluke! The sound here is similar to the first – a sing-song blend of rhythms that's got one foot in the island and one in the street, peppered with a quirky approach overall that makes for some very nice tunes. Wally Badarou gets in some nice work on the album, and tracks include "Pleasure Of Love", "Never Took A Penny", "On The Line Again", "This Is A Foxy World", and "The Man With The 4 Way Hips". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam.)

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Fred TompkinsCompositions Of Fred Tompkins ... LP
FKT, 1977. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Features Tompkins on flute – with Joe Farrell on tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, Ron Carter on bass, Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, and Elvin Jones on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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