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Beatle JazzAll You Need ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 2007. Used ... $11.99
Dave Kikoski on piano and synthesizer, Larry Grenadier on bass, Brian Melvin on drums and tabla, plus special guests Toots Thielemans on harmonica and Joe Lovano on saxophone. Tracks include "Fool On The Hill", "All Things Must Pass", "All You Need Is Love", "Lady Madonna", and "I Want You". CD
(Sealed 2007 Japanese pressing.)
 
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✨✧ Don RandiRevolver Jazz ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever from pianist Don Randi – a sweet set that has Don not only taking on the full range of tunes from The Beatles' Revolver album, but also working on a mix of acoustic piano, electric harpsichord, and organ! The tunes pack plenty of punch – thanks to arrangements that are inspired by Jack Nitzsche (although not credited to him directly) – and Randi really starts to show that first inkling of funky piano styles that would emerge even more strongly in the late 60s – already great here for bringing out a soulful style to these Beatle tunes! Titles include "She Said She Said", "Good Day Sunshine", "Love You To", "For No One", "I Want To Tell You", "Tomorrow Never Knows", and a surprisingly funky version of "Taxman"! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBig City Christmas – 30 Groovin & Croonin Tunes ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool collection of Holiday tunes from the postwar years – lots of special, unusual tracks that go way past the hits – served up in a mixture of styles that includes work in the vocal group, early rock, jazz, and pop modes! The package definitely lives up to the standard we expect from Bear Family – with a great sense of depth, and an ability to really read between the lines when it comes to musical history of this period – on titles that include "Nuthin For Christmas" by Eartha Kitt, "Happy New Year Baby" by Jo Ann Campbell, "Snowshoe Thompson" by Tennessee Ernie Ford, "Snow" by Rosemary Clooney, "White Christmas" by The Four Lovers, "Christmas Twist" by Charlie Starr, "North Pole Rock" by Cathy Sharpe, "Christmas Spirits" by Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends, "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" by The Cadillacs, "I Want Elvis For Christmas" by The Holly Twins, "Rockin Santa Claus" by The Moods, "I Want A Beatle For Christmas" by Patty Surbey & The Canadian VIPs, "Santa Claus Meets The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley, "Silent Night" by Frankie Lyman, and even a spoken "Christmas Greetings" by Ann Margret! CD
 
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John Di Martino Romantic Jazz TrioBeatles In Jazz 2 ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2012. Used ... $14.99
John Di Martino on piano, Boris Kozlov on bass, and Alvin Atkinson on drums. CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetUnder The Jasmine Tree ... CD
Apple (UK), 1968. Used ... $9.99
A nice one! The MJQ record for the Beatles' famous Apple label, and the album's one of their most interesting of the 60s! The production's pretty straight, but the group's playing in a cool open-ended style that still has elements of their earlier work, but which really makes things a lot more interesting than some of the Atlantic recordings. Milt Jackson's vibes have a bit more of a bell-like quality on some parts, and the rhythm team of Percy Heath and Connie Kay kick it with a soul jazz vibe on a few numbers – a nice change from the sleepier rhythms of earlier albums. Titles include "The Blue Necklace", "Exposure", "Jasmine Tree", and "Three Little Feelings". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small mark from sticker removal, spine has a cutout notch.)

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Music CompanyRubber Soul Jazz ... CD
Mirwood/BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
One of the grooviest takes on The Beatles we've ever heard – served up by a hip group of LA players led by pianist Don Randi! The style here is very hard and percussive – more soulful and swinging than the original tunes on the Rubber Soul album, and often done with a tightly vamping set of rhythms that are halfway between instrumental soul and early funk! The rest of the players include the Hal Blain and John Clauder on drums, Julius Wechter on percussion, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Gary Coleman on vibes, and Hal Gordon on congas – all coming together in a soulful blend that really transforms these tunes. The overall feel is a bit like other piano-heavy soul jazz groovers from the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the work of the Harold Johnson Sextet – and Randi's piano is recorded way upfront in the mix, really dominating the tunes with a strongly rhythmic quality. Titles include "Norwegian Wood", "It's Only Love", "Run For Your Life", ""Think For Yourself", "You Won't See Me", "The Word", and "I'm Looking Through You". CD

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✨✧ VariousGeorge Martin – A Painter In Sound – Pre-Beatles Productions & Classical Influences (4CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that's dedicated to the famous Beatles producer George Martin, and which seeks to bring together a whole host of sounds and styles that not only influenced his work in the studio – but which also represent maybe the odder aspects of the British scene, in a way that really helps create a greater understanding of the more offbeat sounds of The Fab Four themselves! CD1 is titled In All Directions – and brings together jazz, skiffle, vocal tracks, and plenty more – in a nicely varied lineup that includes work from Basil Kirchin, John Dankworth, Bert Weedon, The Vipers, Christopher Logue, Temperance Seven, Ray Cathode, Ron Goodwin, and Cleo Laine. CD2 is titled Experiments With Pop – and has a bit of comedic moments mixed with more musical selections – in a lineup that includes Peter Sellers, John Dankworth, Flanders & Swann, Matt Monro, The Goods, Bernard Cribbins, and Ron Goodwin. CD3 is titled Comedy Surrealist, and continues that spirit – with more Goon Show material, Beyond The Fringe, The Alberts, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, and other important pre-Monty Python acts from the UK – who often brought a lot of creativity to the production of their work in the studio. CD4 features straighter classical influences, but in a range of modes – tracks that begin with Bach, and move through Chopin, Ravel, Debussy, Holst, and even Gershwin. As always with these unusual sets on El Records, there's a lot of thought that goes into the choice of material – drawing lines between sounds that we really didn't expect! CD

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✨✧ Alan MoorhouseBeatles, Bach, & Bacharach Go Bossa ... LP
MFP (UK), Late 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A great little mix of bossa and late 60s tunes – served up by Brit maestro Alan Moorehouse, who does a really nice job with the material! The approach is jazzy with larger backings – and the set is mostly Burt Bacharach, with a bit of Beatles – and even the Bach tunes come out sounding cool! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Music CompanyRubber Soul Jazz ... LP
Mirwood, 1966. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest takes on The Beatles we've ever heard – served up by a hip group of LA players led by pianist Don Randi! The style here is very hard and percussive – more soulful and swinging than the original tunes on the Rubber Soul album, and often done with a tightly vamping set of rhythms that are halfway between instrumental soul and early funk! The rest of the players include the Hal Blain and John Clauder on drums, Julius Wechter on percussion, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Gary Coleman on vibes, and Hal Gordon on congas – all coming together in a soulful blend that really transforms these tunes. The overall feel is a bit like other piano-heavy soul jazz groovers from the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the work of the Harold Johnson Sextet – and Randi's piano is recorded way upfront in the mix, really dominating the tunes with a strongly rhythmic quality. Titles include "Norwegian Wood", "It's Only Love", "Run For Your Life", ""Think For Yourself", "You Won't See Me", "The Word", and "I'm Looking Through You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George BensonOther Side Of Abbey Road ... LP
CTI/Friday Music, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 37.99
A wonderfully wicked album – one that sold so many copies that it's sometimes hard to remember how great it is! George takes on all of Abbey Road – or just about all of it – as he runs through some of the most beautiful tracks The Beatles ever wrote, like "Golden Slumbers", "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", "The End", "Because", and "You Never Give Me Your Money". The whole thing's set to some great baroque jazzy arrangements by Don Sebesky, and George digs the whole thing so much that he even sings a bit – vocalizing in a cool chromatic way that really works well with his guitar playing, and which would soon transform into a very popular style on his records of the 70s. Keyboards are by Bob James and Herbie Hancock – and there's plenty of other great jazz players in the mix! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Other Side Of Abbey Road (SHMCD pressing) ... CD 16.99

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George BensonOther Side Of Abbey Road (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
CTI/A&M (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A wonderfully wicked album – one that sold so many copies that it's sometimes hard to remember how great it is! George takes on all of Abbey Road – or just about all of it – as he runs through some of the most beautiful tracks The Beatles ever wrote, like "Golden Slumbers", "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", "The End", "Because", and "You Never Give Me Your Money". The whole thing's set to some great baroque jazzy arrangements by Don Sebesky, and George digs the whole thing so much that he even sings a bit – vocalizing in a cool chromatic way that really works well with his guitar playing, and which would soon transform into a very popular style on his records of the 70s. Keyboards are by Bob James and Herbie Hancock – and there's plenty of other great jazz players in the mix! CD
Also available Other Side Of Abbey Road ... LP 36.99

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Bud ShankMichelle ... CD
World Pacific (Japan), 1965. Used ... $9.99
Bud Shank takes on the sounds of The Beatles – and a whole host of other 60s pop stars as well – all with results that are as jazzy as they are groovy! The album's one of a few that Bud cut for Liberty in this format – alto and flute spread out over fuller backings from Bob Florence, a great arranger who knows how to make things swing by bringing in some wonderful 60s touches! There's a bit of guitar at times, some compressed horns – ala A&M – and some overall mod rhythms that help change things up nicely from tune to tune. Titles include "Michelle", "Yesterday", "Blue On Blue", "Sounds Of Silence", "Turn Turn Turn", "As Tears Go By", and "Girl". CD
(Sealed, includes obi.)

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✨✧ George BensonOther Side Of Abbey Road ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully wicked album – one that sold so many copies that it's sometimes hard to remember how great it is! George takes on all of Abbey Road – or just about all of it – as he runs through some of the most beautiful tracks The Beatles ever wrote, like "Golden Slumbers", "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", "The End", "Because", and "You Never Give Me Your Money". The whole thing's set to some great baroque jazzy arrangements by Don Sebesky, and George digs the whole thing so much that he even sings a bit – vocalizing in a cool chromatic way that really works well with his guitar playing, and which would soon transform into a very popular style on his records of the 70s. Keyboards are by Bob James and Herbie Hancock – and there's plenty of other great jazz players in the mix! LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing.)
Also available
Other Side Of Abbey Road (SHMCD pressing) ... CD 16.99
Other Side Of Abbey Road ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ Bud ShankMagical Mystery ... LP
World Pacific, 1967. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Bud Shank's second Beatles-titled album of the 60s – and a set that's even groovier than the first! The record features a wonderful jazz-based approach to "second chapter" Beatles – with arranger Bob Florence providing superb arrangements for post-Rubber Soul tunes, which are mixed in with some other hip 60s pop numbers too! Bud plays alto sax and flute – still in the lead on the solos – but also couched wonderfully in work from players who include Chet Baker and Gary Barone on flugelhorns, Herb Ellis and Dennis Budimir on guitars, and Victor Feldman on percussion. Titles include "I Am The Walrus", "Paper Cup", "Windy", "I Wanna Be Free", "Hello Goodbye", "Flying", and "Blue Jay Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam and light wear.)

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✨✧ Julie LondonYummy Yummy Yummy ... CD
Liberty/Collectors Choice, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very unusual album for Julie London – one of her few recordings ever to break the more traditional jazz format, and go for a mod sort of swinging 60s sound! The set features London versions of hits by The Doors, Beatles, Monkees, and others – all given a gentle groove by Tommy Oliver, who brings in just enough jazz to make the music work for Julie. And given her great style of singing – still quite laidback and sultry – the tunes take on a really unique feel here – hardly covers at all, and more whole new conceptions of cuts that include "Light My Fire", "Like To Get To Know You", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Sunday Mornin", "Mighty Quinn", "Without Him", "And I Love Him", and "Come To Me Slowly". CD

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✨✧ Spontaneous Music EnsembleWithdrawal ... CD
Emanem (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The cover image almost reminds us of The Beatles playing at The Cavern in Liverpool during their early years – and the music here is from roughly the same period, and represents some seminal early music from the Spontaneous Music Ensemble! The set features unreleased recordings from that amazing moment when British jazz was really coming into its own – exploring the farther reaches of the avant garde, but in ways that were quite different than American sounds at the time! The lineup here features some of the most inventive London players of the generation– Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Paul Rutherford on trombone, Trevor Watts on alto and flute, Evan Parker on soprano and tenor, Barry Guy on bass and piano, and John Stevens on drums and percussion – plus some especially mesmerizing guitar from Derek Bailey on two thirds of the album's tracks. Given the 1966 and 1967 dates, the music is years ahead of its time – and titles include unused tracks for a film soundtrack – "Withdrawal" – plus other Withdrawal tracks, and the longer "Seeing Sounds & Hearing Colours". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneJohn Coltrane 1963 – New Directions (3CD set) ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used 3CDs ... Out Of Stock
1964 was the year The Beatles invaded America, but 1963 was the year that John Coltrane revolutionized jazz – thanks to the Impulse Records sessions contained in this set! The package features the entire run of recordings that Coltrane did for Impulse in 1963 – including alternate takes and numbers that were unissued at the time – all to make for a stellar portrait of genius in action! The material all centers around the classic quartet – with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the package also features recordings at Newport and Birdland, the classic session with Johnny Hartman on vocals, and all of the unreleased material that appeared on the Lost Album – issued in 2018. Titles include "Slow Blues", "Vilia", "Untitled Original 11383", "Impressions", "Untitled Original 11386", "One Up One Down", "Lush Life", "Dear Old Stockholm", "After The Rain", "You Are Too Beautiful", "Your Lady", "Alabama", and long live takes of "My Favorite Things", "Impressions", "The Promise", "Afro Blue", and "I Want To Talk About You". CD

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✨✧ VariousBeat Scene – 25 Beat Classics From The Decca Vaults ... CD
Decca (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of work from one of our favorite strands of the British scene of the 60s – the all-important beat scene – the mod-styled groups that started to emerge from England at the time, influenced by American soul and R&B, but working in a style that was clearly all their own! There certainly were echoes of the beat sound in the music of The Beatles and other Brit invasion combos – but on the fringes of the scene, the styles were much farther-reaching, and eventually set the stage for progressive and jazz rock modes at the end of the 60s. The key years of the beat scene are nicely documented here by a variety of different groups that go way beyond familiar hits – on a total of 25 tracks that are as well-packaged as they are well-chosen – titles that include "Now I Know" by The Beat Chicks, "I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door" by The Pete Best Four, "Once In A While" by The Brooks, "Who'll Be The Next In Line" by The Knack, "Heart Of Stone" by The Hi Numbers, "Did You Want To Run Away" by Tierney's Fugitives, "I Was Only Playing Games" by Unit 4 & 2, "Lost My Girl" by Rick & Sandy, "That's What I Want" by The Mauraders, "Keep On Dancing" by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, and "Hurt Me If You Will" by The Mark Four. CD

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✨✧ VariousWamono A to Z Vol 2 – Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1970 to 1977 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
180g (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic document of the lost funk legacy of 70s Japan – music that's often different than the jazz and pop work of the decade that sees greater reissue, and which shows a very strong influence from the American scene! The rhythms here are wonderful – sometimes in the best funky soundtrack mode, other times with maybe even a bit of psych added in – and some of the cuts feature lyrics, either in English or Japanese, also with a very soulful vibe – but much more of an edge than the polished sound of the city pop generation! Titles include "Yumura No Obaba" by Akira Yasuda & Beat Folk, "Jikokeno No Samba" by Kan Mikami, "Singer Lady" by Hatsumi Shibata, "Devil Woman" by Bread & Butter, "I Hope It's Fine" by School Band, "Watashi No Beatles" by Fujio Tokita, "Bad Junky Blues" by Hiroshi Sato, "Theme Of Doberman Cop" by Mieko Hirota, and "The In & Outer Stomp & Shouter" by Sammy with Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene Harris & The Three SoundsLive At The It Club Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Although Gene Harris and the Three Sounds sometimes were big sleepers on studio sessions, the trio could always groove nicely in a live setting – as you'll hear on this great part 2 to their Live At The It Club set! Recorded in LA in 1970, the set captures Harris at his funky best – primed with a nice hard style after a few years of working with funk maestro Monk Higgins. Higgins produced this live set, and also contributed a number of excellent funky cuts – like "Black Fox", "Down Home", "Apollo 21", and "Put On Train". Plus, the CD also features 3 great soul jazz Beatles tunes – "Come Together", "Get Back", and "Eleanor Rigby". And if that's not enough, this material was never issued until now – making the CD reissue even more essential! CD
(2000 CD pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisPiano Player ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
One of Ramsey Lewis' best albums of the 60s – a killer Cadet record that stands right up there with classics like Maiden Voyage and Mother Nature's Son! As on those records, arrangements here are mostly by Charles Stepney, who comes up with that righteous blend of soul, strings, and jazz that really takes Ramsey to the next level – and the great Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans handles a few tracks here too, bringing a slightly funky undercurrent to the record. Part of the record seems to take off from Stepney's sessions for Minnie Riperton – particularly the cuts "Distant Dreamer" and "Rainy Day In Centerville" – both done here as instrumentals – and a version of "Golden Slumbers" is clearly from the Beatles' sessions used for Mother Nature's Son. The album's essential listening through and through – Ramsey really taking things past the simple structure of the trio, yet never losing his soul in the process. Other titles include "You've Made Me Feel So Very Happy", "Time & Space", "Do I Love Her", "Close Your Eyes & Remember", "Whenever Wherever", and "The Love I Feel For You". CD
Also available Piano Player ... LP 2.99

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisPiano Player ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Good ... $2.99
One of Ramsey Lewis' best albums of the 60s – a killer Cadet record that stands right up there with classics like Maiden Voyage and Mother Nature's Son! As on those records, arrangements here are mostly by Charles Stepney, who comes up with that righteous blend of soul, strings, and jazz that really takes Ramsey to the next level – and the great Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans handles a few tracks here too, bringing a slightly funky undercurrent to the record. Part of the record seems to take off from Stepney's sessions for Minnie Riperton – particularly the cuts "Distant Dreamer" and "Rainy Day In Centerville" – both done here as instrumentals – and a version of "Golden Slumbers" is clearly from the Beatles' sessions used for Mother Nature's Son. The album's essential listening through and through – Ramsey really taking things past the simple structure of the trio, yet never losing his soul in the process. Other titles include "You've Made Me Feel So Very Happy", "Time & Space", "Do I Love Her", "Close Your Eyes & Remember", "Whenever Wherever", and "The Love I Feel For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue fade label stereo pressing. Vinyl plays with some crackle. L Cover has light wear and is bent at the top left corner.)
Also available Piano Player ... CD 12.99

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Gary McFarlandToday ... CD
Skye/Muzak (Japan), 1969. Used ... $24.99
Wild stuff – and very different than Gary McFarland's earlier albums! Today was recorded late in Gary's career, and is has him moving a bit away from jazz – into a more sunshine pop feel – one that still retains plenty of the bossa and breezy elements of his Verve work, but which also features a bit more vocals and a cool and groovy style overall! Gary's singing on most tracks – not just in his wordless and whistling mode, but also taking some of the lyrics more directly – delivering them with a hauntingly-recorded quality that makes the whole thing sound beautifully moody. The core group is still quite jazzy – and features Hubert Laws, Curtis Fuller, and Grady Tate – plus some light cello, guitar, and even a bit of percussion by Airto. Titles include "Suzanne", "My Cherie Amour", "Sombras De Saudade", "Berimbau", "Desafinado", "I Will Wait For You", and the Beatles' beautiful tune "Because", done in a great breathy style! Moody and beautiful, and proof that McFarland was one of the 60s true pop geniuses! CD
(2015 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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Hysear Don WalkerComplete Expressions ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A landmark album of electric piano grooves from Hysear Don Walker – the keyboardist on some of Young-Holt Unlimited's best albums! This album's much more in a jazz vein than some of the Young-Holt titles – with Walker playing electric keys on slower funky numbers that burn along at a sweet Kudu or CTI-styled pace – kicking back and letting the keys really open up as the tunes progress – putting equal emphasis on rhythm and solo space as Walker goes for the groove in an amazing way! All tracks are originals, save for one nicely placed Beatles cover – and titles include "Hydel", "Fat Flower, Skinny Stalk", "Durham Queen", "Inner Face", and "Jade Silhouettes". CD

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VariousI'd Love To Turn You On Vol 2 – Classical & Avant Garde Music That Inspired The Counterculture (4CD set) ... CD
El (UK), 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 30.99
A heady dip into the musical frontiers of the postwar years – a set that digs deep into avant classical, jazz, and other styles – all to come up with sounds that later provided inspiration for The Beatles, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and other landmark groups at the end of the 60s! Yet the styles here aren't rock at all – and instead showcase all these changes that had taken place long before the years of psych and prog, but in different forms of music – and even a bit of spoken word, as well – as some of these selections show just how much the recorded art form could work for unusual styles of vocal presentation. The four CDs feature a wonderful range of styles that all work together somehow – with work by Pierre Schaeffer, John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, Cathy Berberian, John Coltrane, Gustav Holst, Arnold Schoenberg, Jack Kerouac, Ali Akbar Khan, The Goons, Dave Brubeck, Percy Grainger, Hilaire Belloc, Sabicas, Delia Derbyshire, and many others! CD

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VariousNew Latinaires ... LP
Ubiquity, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
Hot on the heels of the highly acclaimed Latinaires 12" series on Ubiquity, this cool compilation compiles the series' efforts to mix classic Latin grooves with modern electronica production – into a dancefloor blend that's been quite popular with DGA customers these days! The full-length release includes a total of 10 tracks – some from the singles, and some that are additional bonus cuts. Titles include "Atabaque" by Jazzanova, "Octopus" by Capsule 150, "Welcome To The Party (Jazzanova Mix)" by Har-You Percussion Group, "Zum Zum" by Izuru Utsumi, "La Cosa Mas Chunga" by Modaji, and "Latinaire (Batucada Version)" by Beatless. Nice package, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ralph J GleasonMusic In The Air (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ralph J Gleason might just be one of the coolest cats to ever write about music – a key part of the San Francisco scene during the postwar years – where his talents helped illuminate both the worlds of art and music during the beat generation – then really helped shine a spotlight on all the cultural changes in the city during the 60s – which even led to Gleason's role in the founding of Rolling Stone magazine! Gleason always had a great eye (and ear) for things that were new and special, but never in a way that was slavish to the moment – or to its creator – and the book features an initial section on his writings on jazz and blues – with essays on John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Carmen McRae, BB King, John Handy, Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, Cal Tjader, Ben Webster, the San Francisco Jazz scene, and other diverse topics. The second section features Gleason on folk and rock – with bits on Jefferson Airplane, Hank Williams, Lenny Bruce, Odetta, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and others – and the final section features articles on politics and culture – covering topics that include Richard Nixon, radio payola, Law & Order, flower children, and other slices of society, seen from the Gleason viewpoint. Book is hardcover, and 309 pages. Book

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsAnd I Love Him ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pivotal work from Esther Phillips – and maybe for 60s female soul as well – as the set has the once-raw singer really taking a hip, sophisticated twist – using some jazzy backings to really up her game, and find a whole new level of expression! Her version of the Beatles title track is amazing, and she sings it with a fragility and sensitivity that Lennon and McCartney could only dream of. There's loads of other great cuts on here too – like "If You Love Me, Really Love Me", "Too Soon To Know", and "Make Believe Dreams" – and the arrangements are by Ray Ellis and Mort Garson. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a split top, cutout notch, light wear, bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Grant Green5 Original Albums (Idle Moments/Street of Dreams/Latin Bit/Grant's First Stand/I Want to Hold Your Hand) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
5 famous albums from one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time! First up is Idle Moments – a warmly melodic session from Blue Note's greatest guitarist! The sound of the set's as evocative as the title – an idle moment of space between the notes, explored by Green's tight single-note work on guitar – and wonderfully supported by a lineup that includes Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, and Duke Pearson. Hutcherson and Pearson are always a treat together – bringing out the best exotic side of each other, and crafting a set of spiritually soulful grooves that are really great! The album's got 4 long tracks – exploratory and open, in the best manner of Green's mid 60s work – and titles include "Nomad", "Idle Moments", "Django" and "Jean De Fleur". Also includes two alternate takes. Street Of Dreams is one of our favorite albums ever from guitarist Grant Green – an amazingly stretched-out session that's served up with a good deal of modal jazz in the rhythms – and a date that features killer work from Larry Young on organ and Bobby Hutcherson on vibes! The pair join Green in a quartet that also includes Elvin Jones on drums – who provides a loose, fluid approach to rhythm that really sets the tone for the date – a flowing vibe that folds together the organ, guitar, and vibes beautifully – with an incomparable floating vibe that's pure magic! All tracks are long and very open – and titles include "Street Of Dreams", "Somewhere In The Night", and "Lazy Afternoon". Latin Bit is a wicked session by Grant Green – one that's very different than any of his other Blue Note records! Here, Grant's going for a "Latin bit" – adding in a trio of percussionists to spice up the groove with a bit of bossa rhythms, and some harder jamming styles that feel a lot like those used in some of the better Cal Tjader albums of the time. Willie Bobo's in the group on drums, and the only other accompaniment is piano, bass, and percussion – letting Grant run out nice and long on his solos, on a very hip set of tracks that includes "Tico Tico", "Mama Inez", "Besame Mucho", and "Mambo Inn". Grant's First Stand was recorded when Green was a guitarist fresh on the scene – showing up in New York from St Louis, where he'd been discovered by Lou Donaldson and brought to Blue Note with great acclaim! For this first date, Green's heard in really stripped-down company – just Hammond from Baby Face Willette and drums from Ben Dixon – a spare trio setting that makes for a madly cooking little record, and one without some of the smoother edges of Greens' later years! The set's as raw and soulful as Willette's own Blue Note classics – and is very much in the side of the spectrum that Donaldson was bringing to the label at a time – a much-needed dose of new energy from the Prestige Records side of the tracks. Every track's a winner – and titles include "Blues For Willarene", "Baby's Minor Lope", "Miss Ann's Tempo", and "A Wee Bit O Green". Last up is I Want To Hold Your Hand – a subtly modern album hiding under a title stolen from a Beatles' song – and one of the mid 60s gems he cut with organist Larry Young! The group features the trio of Young, Green, and Elvin Jones – a dancing combination that pushes the organ/guitar groove to unheard of heights – plus the addition of tenorist Hank Mobley, who's opening up his own bag considerably by this point. The whole thing's great – based around loose, free rhythms – and featuring searching solos that also still remain nicely swinging and in the pocket! Titles include "Corcovado", "Stella By Starlight", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", and "At Long Last Love". CD

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✨✧ VariousBirth Of British Rock 1948 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CDs ... Out Of Stock
The start of rock and roll was a bit different in the UK than it was over here – still with the requisite inspiration from R&B and other American styles, but also inflected with some elements from the colonial scene, the world of music hall, jazz, and other instrumental styles – in ways that made for a slightly different genesis than you might expect! This well-done 3CD package traces the roots in a really great way – especially on the first CD, which features initial postwar moments of musical inspiration, from artists who include Ray Ellington, Ken Colyer, Alma Cogan, Art Baxter, Marty Wilde & The Wildcats, Tommy Steele, Terry Wayne, Lonnie Donegan, Lita Roza, and even a young Alexis Korner! CD2 has things coming together a bit more with a pop-styled polish – work from Cliff Richard, Vince Taylor, Johnny Kidd, Sally Kelly, and Billy Fury – plus later tracks from a few of the artists on CD1. And CD3 sends it home from the early 60s years right before the British Invasion – lots more from Billy Fury, and other cuts from Screaming Lord Sutch, The Shadows, Outlaws, Tornadoes, Blues Incorporated, and even The Beatles. 72 tracks in all – with notes in English and French! CD

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✨✧ John Lennon/Yoko OnoUnfinished Music No2 – Life With The Lions ... LP
Zapple, 1968. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Yoko shows her Fluxus roots on this album of trippy experimental stuff. Side one is a live piece called "Cambridge 1969", which is performed by John and Yoko, with the help of avant jazzmen John Tchicai and John Stevens. Lots of noisy guitar on that one. Side 2 features a number of spare tracks recorded on a cassette at Queen Charlotte Hospital, in 1968. Cuts include "No Bed For Beatle John" (as pictured on the cover), "Baby's Heartbeat", and "Two Minutes Silence". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
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