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✨✧ Clifford JordanGlass Bead Games (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An essential bit of 70s soul jazz – a real standout in both the catalogs of tenorist Clifford Jordan, and the Stata East label! This is one of those few records where every element is perfect, and all players rise together to a new level of expression – and we'd easily rank this one right up there with John Coltrane's Love Supreme or Pharoah Sanders' Kharma for sheer magnitude of sound and message! Clifford Jordan is at the height of his tenor powers – cutting sharp lines, stretching out his notes, and hitting all these dark edges that had never appeared in his work – and the rest of the group is great too – with Stanley Cowell on piano, Bill Lee on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Higgins is amazing, and gives the set a sort of lyrical freeplay that makes Jordan's hard solos come alive in a magical way – and Cedar Walton also plays piano on a few numbers, pushing things forward with the sense of warmth and imagination that always made him a treat in the 70s! Every cut's a winner, and the set list includes "John Coltrane", "Alias Buster Henry", "Glass Bead Games", "Biskit", and "Bridgework". Great stuff, and a huge amount of music! LP, Vinyl record album
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Phil WachsmannWriting In Water ... CD
Bead/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1985. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
A really overlooked album from one of the most understated players on the UK improvising scene of the 70s and 80s – violinist Phil Wachsmann, who works here in a fantastic array of sounds and styles! Phil plays violin, but also uses a fair bit of electronics – and the result is partly free jazz, in the tradition of Leroy Jenkins or Billy Bang – and partly minimalist expression on the core instrument – these subtle sonic flows that have wonderful cycles that amplify the moments of individual expression from Wachsmann in really beautiful ways! The sound is every bit as evocative as the title of the record – which is maybe also a great indication of the sense of flow in Phil's approach here – on two long tracks, "Water Writing" and "Writing In Water". CD
(Nice LP sleeve edition!)
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Ronnie BallAll About Ronnie ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the most obscure modern jazz albums on Savoy – an obscure album that's also one of the few dates as a leader from pianist Ronnie Ball! Also features Ted Brown on tenor, Willie Dennis on trombone, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – on titles that include "Pennie Packer", "Citrus Season", "Feather Bead", and "Little Quail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has light wear in one upper corner, but is nice overall.)
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Beady BelleAt Welding Bridge ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2010. Used ... $1.99
A beautiful album from Beady Belle – the group and wonderful vessel for the seductive, entrancing voice and songs of Beate S. Lech – possibly their best yet! Beady Belle have made deeply engaging blend of modern jazzy soul and beautiful mood music for most of the outs, taking a step back just a bit from the slightly more crossover ready songs of Belvedere album into more intimate, yet just was inviting material on At Welding Bridge. Beate's vocals are as sultry and hypnotic as ever, singing with warmth and genuine emotion in elegant, but not overly precious way – and the instrumentation suits her perfectly. Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer or other keys, some truly excellent guitar, clarinet, flute, electric bass and percussion frame the vocals on most tracks, and some of the tracks were cut at home, which we believe, given the warmth and intimacy. Titles include "Diamond In The Rough", "Come Home", "The Storm", "Runaway Mind", "Bird's-Eye View", "Turn Back Time", "Press Of Canvas", "Leeway", "Ambush" and "Walk On Air". CD

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Brute HeartBrass Beads ... LP
Brute Heart, 2009. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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Kirby Stone FourBaubles, Bangles & Beads ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $0.99
The Kirby Stone Four were not always as right-on as other vocal quartets of their time, like the Four Freshmen or Hi-Lo's – but this album is one of their best, and features the group grooving in a tight harmony sound, with little of the "comedy" that sometimes mars other albums. Includes their classic hit recording of "Baubles Bangles & Beads", which is a mighty groover, plus jazzy vocal readings of standards like "Rain", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Swingin Down The Lane", and "Bidin My Time". Also includes a great reading of "Fugue For Tinhorns" (from Guys & Dolls)! Very jazzy, groovy, and wow wow wow! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection 2 – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Kev Beadle dips into his private collection, and comes up with a stunning batch of jazzy tracks in the process! The grooves here aren't as locked up as the cover might imply – because some of these cuts are ones the global scene has dug for years – but they're definitely the kind of tracks that really need reviving, especially in a wonderful collection like this – where each new cut seems to bring out the best of the others! All tracks are nice and long, and most have some sort of vocals – blended with modal rhythms, Brazilian touches, and strong soulful solos throughout. 12 tracks on the CD version: "Song For Mozambique" by Archie Shepp, "I'mTrying To Find A Way" by Stanley Cowell, "Dreams Can Be" by Janet Lawson Quintet, "Wilpan's Walk" by Chico Freeman, "He Loves You" by Seawind, "Yours Is The Light" by Paz, "Carnaval" by Cortijo & His Time Machine, "=Autumn Song" by Appendix and more. CD

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VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection 3 – More Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
The title says "jazz", but there's a lot more going on here – a range of groundbreaking sounds and styles from the 70s, with some sweet electric modes, occasional Latin rhythms, currents of soul, and even a bit of Brazilian too! The package really takes us back to the kind of rare tracks we first started digging decades ago – when collectors from London and Tokyo were really helping us appreciate the kinds of records we might have passed by in the racks – the lesser names, the smaller labels, and even the more globally expansive range of releases that could sometimes be missed if you were only digging for American jazz! That range of music is really represented here in a great way – with tunes that soar strongly and bristle with energy throughout – sometimes in modes that might echo a label like MPS or Strata East, but often in very unique styles of their own. Titles include "Maryke" by John Thomas & Lifeforce, "La Em Guayaquil" by Banda Metalurgia, "Samba For A Cold Warrior" by Belair, "Samba De Amor" by Francisco Mora Catlett, "Little Sunflower" by Louis Hayes with Leon Thomas, "The World Is A Ghetto" by Lee Willhite, "No Other Love But You" by Clarice Labbe & Charlie Hampton, "Misturada" by Finn Savery Trio, "Kingdom Within You" by Ira Sullivan, and "Latinetta" by Ronald Snijders. CD

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✨✧ VariousKev Beadle Presents The Best Of Inner City Records ... CD
Inner City/BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
An overdue look at the great range of sounds that came from Inner City Records at the end of the 70s – a hip American indie with a strong specialty in soulful fusion, hip vocalists, and a range of other great styles too – all brought together here by London DJ Kev Beadle! Inner City's often a bit overlooked – as the label flourished most strongly in the years after some of the better-known soulful imprints of the 70s – and the label always had a great ear for new sounds, fresh ideas, and the kind of compelling global elements that often led them to license key tracks from overseas, and bring them to the US market. This collection's heavy on singers – the kind of cool, underground jazz vocalists that Inner City captured so well – and it's also got a nice mix of funky fusion, modal numbers, and spiritual currents – on titles that include "The Other World" by Judy Roberts, "Hunt Up Wind" by Hiroshi Fukumura, "Vera Cruz" by Helen Merrill, "Lucky Southern" by Tom Lellis, "Quickie Nirvana" by Kellis Ethridge, "Samba De La Cruz" by Terumasa Hino, "So High" by Janet Lawson, "The Samba" by Jeff Lorber, "Return Of The Prodigal Son" by Joe Lee Wilson, "Shenkansen" by Urszula Dudziak, "To An Elfin Princess" by Charlie Mariano, "Pandora" by Carlos Franzetti, and "Jennine" by Eddie Jefferson. CD

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✨✧ Laura NyroChristmas & The Beads Of Sweat ... CD
Columbia, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced and arranged by Arif Mardin – with titles that include "Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp", "Map To The Treasure", "Up On The Roof", "Been On A Train", and "Blackpatch". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Laura NyroChristmas & The Beads Of Sweat ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced and arranged by Arif Mardin – with titles that include "Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp", "Map To The Treasure", "Up On The Roof", "Been On A Train", and "Blackpatch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram UK reissue on Pure Pleasure.)

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✨✧ Stephen Riley TrioBaubles Bangles & Beads ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
That's a heck of a tall horn on the cover – and the album's got some mighty tall tones from tenorist Stephen Riley too – blowing here in a set of standards handled with a wonderfully relaxed approach! Riley's got a bit of a rasp in his tone – maybe Stan Getz by way of Ben Webster – and he's very much at home with these familiar tunes, and able to make them all his own with these great little inflections, and a personal, poetic statement on his solos. The rhythm trio has just the right sort of vibe to match the leader's desire – quietly swinging at some points, very spare at others – with Peter Zak on piano, Neal Caine on bass, and Jason Marsalis on drums – on titles that include "Baubles Bangles & Beads", "Hellhound On My Trail", "Who", "I Thought About You", "I've Told Every Little Star", "Bewitched", and "Wait Till You See Her". CD

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✨✧ VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A completely sublime collection of spiritual jazz numbers from the 70s – put together by the legendary Kev Beadle, one of the first cats to spin the music with Gilles Peterson on the UK scene! The package is a great mix of essentials from years back, plus some under-discovered nuggets from the American underground – all with a nice emphasis on the grooves and rhythms – in a way that you might have heard back at Dingwalls on a Sunday afternoon! The set's a great reminder that music can be progressive and groovy at the same time – and the whole thing's overflowing with righteous treasures that include "Jessica" by Roy Porter, Namaste" by Seeds Of Fulfillment", "In Every Way" by Reverie, "Open Your Mind" by Southern Energy Ensemble, "Flying Colors" by James Williams, "Dipping" by Johnny Walker, "Here Comes The Family" by Peter Giger's Family Of Percussion & Archie Shepp, "Brotherhood" by Kamal Abdul Alim, "Sun Shower" by Byron Morris & Unity, and "Freedom Road" by The Pharoahs. CD

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Barbara CarrollBarbara Carroll ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A cool little set from pianist Barbara Carroll – a player who got her start in the New York scene of the 50s, and served up some excellent work in later years – but who also comes across surprisingly well in this overlooked 70s session for Blue Note! The album's not nearly as electric as others on the label at the time – and instead, Carroll really demonstrates her warm touch on acoustic piano – working with just a bit of bass from Chuck Domanico and drums from Colin Bailey – but often driving the rhythms herself, with her own fluid work on piano! The set also features guest guitar from Dennis Budimir on one track – and titles include "Baubles Bangles & Beads", "Blues For Artie", "At Seventeen", "In Some Other World", and "It Never Entered My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jo Ann MillerUnrestrained ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1958. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Features arrangements and piano by Dick Marx – on titles that include "Good Little Girls", "Look To The Rainbow", "Am I Blue", "House Of The Rising Sun", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging and a small split on the spine.)

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John WilliamsJohn Williams Trio ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good ... $6.99
Don't get this John Williams confused with the bigger-name soundtrack composer of later years – because this set is pure piano jazz all the way through, played by an artist who shined briefly with Stan Getz in the mid 50s! Although little-known, Williams is a great link between bop and mainstream piano jazz worlds at the time – and really sparkles on this session for Emarcy from the mid 50s – a record that goes way beyond simple standards and easy inflections – always voiced freshly by Williams in a mode that's modern, yet not self-consciously so. Rhythm is from Bill Anthony, Ernie Farrow, or Chuck Andrus on bass – and by Frank Isola or Jack Edie on drums. Titles include the originals "Shiloh", "Okeefenokee Holiday" – plus versions of "Manteca", "Like Someone In Love", "Baubles Bangles & Beads", and "Someday My Prince Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Labels have an index sticker. Cover has a small center split on the bottom seam, aging, and light wear.)

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✨✧ Benny Carter with Oscar PetersonBenny Carter Meets Oscar Peterson ... LP
Pablo, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Benny Carter meets Oscar Peterson – two older giants from the Verve jazz scene of the 50s, recording here in loose quintet format three decades later! The album's got a format that's similar to some of the easy-flowing Verve dates from years back – no surprise, given that Norman Granz produced the set – and there's plenty of room for Carter's amazing tone on the alto to stretch out over mellow rhythms from Joe Pass on guitar, Dave Young on bass, and Martin Drew on drums. Titles include "Sweet Lorraine", "Just Friends", "Whispering", "Some Kind Of Blues", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryEasy Groove ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What better way to describe Wes' playing than an easy groove! Also released under the Montgomery Brothers name, this side has a nice breezy quality to it, with backing by his brothers Buddy & Monk on piano & bass, plus Harold Land on tenor. The sides were recorded a few years earlier, in the 50s, with a nice crisp quality to the playing, though there are a few pieces recorded at other sessions, one number with Freddie Hubbard, "Bock to Bock" and another in a more Mastersounds mode, "Baubles, Bangles & Beads". Also includes "Far Wes", "Leila" & "Hymn for Carl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bumped corner and some small scrapes at the opening.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFusion ... CD
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn important album for Wes – as it was his first session with the sort of larger arrangements that would later make him huge! Although Montgomery was mostly recording for Riverside in small combos, this session has him playing in front of larger backings by Jimmy Jones – not as sublime as later work by Don Sebesky or Gil Evans, but done in a way that definitely shows that Wes can do a lot with the guitar when freed from the need to stick with the rhythm strongly. Titles include "All The Way", "Pretty Blue", "Somewhere", "God Bless The Child", "Tune Up", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". CD

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✨✧ Airto/DeodatoFingers/Airto & Deodato In Concert ... CD
CTI/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
CTI Records meets that Brazilian fusion sound of the 70s – served up here on two classic albums! Fingers is one of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of California soul! Flora Purim joins in here on both vocals and percussion – and the rest of the group features Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorgte Fattoruso on drums, and David Amaro on both electric and acoustic guitars – shifting nicely between both instruments in a way that further underscores the blended vibe of the record! Most of these tracks are Airto classics – like "Tombo in 7/4", "San Francisco River", "Romance Of Death", "Ringers", and "Wind Chant" – and the record has a very sweet CTI production style, but is still rough enough around the edges to keep things nice and real! Deodato In Concert is an excellent little live set from Deodato – hard to believe because the sound's just as tight and funky as his studio albums, and possibly even more interesting because he manages to pull it off equally well in a live setting! The record features percussion by Airto, guitar by John Tropea, and vocals by Flora Purim – and those are just the marquee names of a large and amazing grew of great musicians! All tracks are long and complicated, for very hynotic feel throughout. The funkiest number is "Tropea", which has a nice long 8 minute groove – and the set also features a cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again", plus the tracks "Parana", "Branches", "Baubles, Bangles And Beads" and "Skyscraper". Amazing! CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ DeodatoPrelude ... LP
CTI, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A legendary album from the 70s funk scene – and one of the crowning achievements of keyboard maestro Eumir Deodato! Deodato got his start during the bossa years of the 60s – where his sophisticated charts were already enough to make his career a landmark – but in the following decade he picked up the Fender Rhodes, and really took off in a great new direction with classic records like this! The set's a wonderful blend of larger charts and jazzy soloing – with sublime Rhodes lines from the leader, plus a mix of acoustic and electric instrumentation in the best CTI mode – underscored by percussion from both Ray Barretto and Airto. The features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender Rhodes lines that set a new standard for the instrument, with a funky undercurrent that few would have expected for the tune. Other tracks are nice too – and include a great bossa-y version of "Baubles Bangles & Beads", plus "Spirit Of Summer", "September 13", and "Carly & Carole". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansSome Other Time – The Lost Session From The Black Forest (2LP 180 gram pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
MPS/Resonance, 1968. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Never-heard studio work from the great Bill Evans – not another one of those many (and great) live performances from overseas – but a well-conceived, beautifully recorded set of tracks that were done for MPS Records in their famous studios in the Black Forest! The group here is Evans sublime trio with the great Eddie Gomez on bass and a young Jack DeJohnette on drums – perfect players for completely reworking the sound of the jazz piano trio, with all the new ideas that Bill had bursting forth at the time – and this material is the only studio session by the group, recorded right after their famous live appearance at Montreux in 1968 (documented on a well-known album on Verve.) The set's a double-length outing – recorded with the kind of crisp, clear sound that MPS brought to its other classic piano albums of the time by artists like Hampton Hawes or Tete Montoliu. The whole thing's wonderful – and Gomez has a wonderful presence in the mix – as the trio really shines on titles that include "Wonder Why", "Green Dolphin Street", "These Foolish Things", "Walkin Up", "Turn Out The Stars", "Very Early", "You Go To My Head", "Lover Man", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered edition!)

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✨✧ Beverly Glenn-CopelandBeverly Copeland ... LP
CBC/Return To Analog (Canada), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Completely sublime work from Beverly Glenn Copeland – a really unique artist who's almost a genre unto herself – and who sings here in a mix of folk, jazz, and soul – maybe resonant with work at the time by Terry Callier or Nina Simone, but every bit as individual as the best from those two giants too! The performance was recorded by CBC at a key moment in Beverly's career – after a time she'd spent on the scene in Montreal, really soaking up different influences and exploring musical pathways away from her American roots – to a point where she emerges here as a very righteous, yet very personal singer – clearly not immediately interested in chart success, even though she's got the power of a young Roberta Flack. Titles include "Northwind", "Swords Of Gold", "Don't Despair", "Nothing Beautiful", "Song From Beads", "Untitled", "Interval", "Reflections", and "Durocher". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Jay McShannHootie's Jumpin Blues ... CD
Stony Plain, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jay McShann on piano and vocals, Marty Ballou in bass, Gordon Beadle on tenor sax, Marty Richards on drums, and Duke Robillard on guitar. CD

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