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Jethro TullBenefit ... LP
Chrysalis/Reprise, 1970. Very Good+ ... $5.99
An early gem from Jethro Tull – and a set that has the group really reaching forth with some of their more complicated, jazz-based musical impulses – while still holding onto some of the rawer power of the early days too! The album's lesser-known than some of the group's earlier hits – which may well make it even fresher all these many years later – a really stunning set of sounds that showcases the newly lyrical sensibility of Ian Anderson – both vocally and on flute – as well as the searing guitar of Martin Barre, which was really becoming a core element of the group at this point. Titles include "For Michael Collins Jefferey & Me", "Inside", "Play In Time", "Sossity You're A Woman", "With You There To Help Me", and "Nothing To Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo Reprise pressing. Cover has light wear and a small name in pen in front. Labels have a small name in pen.)
 
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John Lennon & Yoko OnoOne & One & One Is Three – Part One ... LP
Benefit, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
John and Yoko work here with Elephant's Memory, on a set of rehearsals for their concert at Madison Square Garden in August of 1972! LP, Vinyl record album
(Top cover seam is unglued – cover is otherwise very nice.)

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✨✧ John Lennon & Yoko OnoOne & One & One Is Three – Part Three ... LP
Benefit, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
John and Yoko work here with Elephant's Memory, on a set of rehearsals for their concert at Madison Square Garden in August of 1972! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lennon & Yoko OnoOne & One & One Is Three – Part Two ... LP
Benefit, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
John and Yoko work here with Elephant's Memory, on a set of rehearsals for their concert at Madison Square Garden in August of 1972! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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EnchantmentSoft Lights Sweet Music ... LP
RCA, 1980. Sealed ... $4.99
The only RCA album from Enchantment – and a great little set that has the group stretching out from their earlier records on United Artists! The groove here is still awash in the great harmonies we've always loved from the group – and production is by Don Davis, who always has a great ear for preserving the core soul of any act like this – while also helping them focus their sound as well! The mix is quite similar to excellent work Don did with the Dramatics at the end of the 70s – and Enchantment really benefit with a similar ear for a bouncy groove, and that great Davis way of knowing just the right point when to slow things down on an album, too. Titles include "Settin It Out", "I Believe In You", "Moment Of Weakness", "You & Me", "I Can't Be The One", "Soft Lights Sweet Music", and "I Can't Fake It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Janko NilovicSoul Impressions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Montparnasse 2000/Underdog (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 31.99
One of the funkiest records ever cut by studio jazz genius Janko Nilovic! This set definitely earns the "soul" in the title – as Janko blends his usual mad mix of studio sounds with some heavier 70s elements – including a fair bit of fuzzy guitar, funky beats, and some nice horn fills. About half the tracks on the album benefit from this sort of approach – kind of a cross between blacksploitation soundtrack scoring and the tighter instrumental moods of work by The Duke of Burlington. The other half is more in Janko's usual bag – nicely groovy jazz numbers, some with a slinky 70s edge! Titles include "Hippocampus", "Open Country", "Crazy Enterprise", "Drug Song", "Soul Impressions", "Man Of Genius", "Push Push", and "Family Tree". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tito PuenteLet's Cha Cha With Puente ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
It's easy to cha cha when Tito Puente's in the house – especially when he's working in his near-perfect RCA mode of the late 50s! The tunes are nothing fancy, but the execution is sublime – tight Latin rhythms at the bottom, done in a way that's never too bombastic – topped with some jazzier flourishes from the horn section, in ways that make each number sparkle nicely with a strong sense of color and tone. There's a slight hint of modernism in the charts here, but never one that gets in the way of the groove – and the rhythms benefit nicely from well-crafted work on piano and vibes as well. Titles include "Vibe Guajira", "Cubarama", "Cha Charugao", "It's The Bururu", and "Lindo Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light ringwear, some aging, and bumped corners.)

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Hal Russell & Joel FuttermanChicago River (3CD set) ... CD
Fundacja Sluchaj, 1992. New Copy 3CD ... $38.99 44.99
The Chicago River famously flooded in 1992, but not in a typical way – as the flood was the result of an accident in which the river "leaked" into the city, rather than overtaking it – almost a comical accident that is memorialized here in a benefit performance by the great Hal Russell! Hal's at his most charming here – speaking a bit with that burnt-out voice that he could do so well, as he reads some poetry by Philip Egert, then moves over to blow tenor, soprano, and trumpet – as well as handle drums and percussion – all in duo formation with Joel Futterman, who plays piano, Indian flute, curved soprano sax, and more percussion. The very extended set was performed live at the city's Southend Music Works – and is very much in the looser, unbridled, sometimes shaggy spirit of the free jazz scene in Chicago from the time! CD

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Bill WatrousManhattan Wildlife Refuge ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Near Mint- ... $2.99 11.99
A pretty compelling record from trombonist Bill Watrous – one of those players you always figure for a straight guy, but who always manages to throw in a curve ball at the right moment! This one's got Bill working with a large group in kind of a mixed electric big band style – and the tracks have the appeal of some of the European groups that were working in this mode during the early 70s – especially some of the larger ensembles on MPS! The grooves are more jazzy than funky, but still plenty great – and the horn sections really benefit from some great electronic help from Dick Hyman on moog and Fender Rhodes, and Joe Beck on guitar. Titles include "Dee Dee", "Ayo", "Fourth Floor Walk Up", "Zip City", and a nice version of Chick Corea's "Spain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, a promo stamp, and a mark from sticker removal.)

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VariousConcerts For The People Of Kampuchea ... LP
Atlantic, 1981. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the hipper benefit records of the early 80s – with exclusive live performances by The Clash, The Specials, Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, The Who, Rockpile, Wings, Pretenders, Queen, and Rockestra – a group with Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant, and Dave Edmunds! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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VariousEins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier Vol 2 – Deutsche Experimentelle Pop Musik 1978 to 1987 ... CD
Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
An even deeper dig into the world of the German underground than the first volume of this series – a set that moves way past some of the bigger cuts of the underground, to pull together a whole host of little gems that we might not have heard otherwise! Some of the cuts here are from rare cassette-only releases or 7" singles – and together, they show just how far some of the more groundbreaking artists on the German scene were going at the time – moving past both the catchy electro pop and cold wave styles of the UK scene, and often using their longer legacy with electronics to really create some great adventures in sound! Many of these cuts also benefit from the use of German language lyrics, which seem perfect for the spirit of the music – and even when dark, things are still pretty tuneful too – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Dream Machine" by Phantom Band, The Wisp" by Notorische Reflexe, "Noch Lange Nicht" by Sprung Aus Den Wolken, "Television" by The Wirschaftswunder, "Alleewalzer" by Thomas Singer, "Der Mond" by Maria Zerfall, "Pissnelke 2000" by Detlef Diedrichsen, "Aludome" by Alu, "Hope Is The Answer" by Rolf Trostel, "Francis & Friends" by Rudiger Lorenz, "Tanne Tot Samba" by EMP, and "Do The VoPo" by Butzmann/Kapielski. CD

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VariousGoldwax Story Vol 2 ... CD
Goldwax/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Incredible work from one of the greatest deep soul labels ever – the legendary Goldwax Records, a smaller company that languished in the shadows of Stax and Hi Records during their glory years! Like so many small labels in cities that were important to soul music, Goldwax seemed to have an amazing talent for picking up all the bits that Stax and Hi left behind – recording artists who were every bit as good as the bigger stars from Memphis, but who also seemed to benefit even more from the personal sound, and richer recording quality they got from the label. The most legendary figure to record for Goldwax was James Carr, and the work on this set follows very much in Carr's tradition – a deeply burning, extremely heartfelt approach to southern soul – one that even leaves some of the bigger names of the scene in the dust! The set features 24 tracks in all, including a number of unreleased tracks – and it's packaged with a great set of notes on this legendary imprint! Titles include "I Never Loved A Woman" by Spencer Wiggins, "Crying Baby Baby Baby" by Percy Milem, "Welcome Home Baby" by Barbara Perry, "Peace Of Mind" by The Ovations, "Country Style" by Dorothy Williams, "Good Times" by George & Greer, "Toddlin" by Gene Bowlegs Miller, "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More" by Wee Willie Walker, "When You Look In The Mirror" by Eddie Jefferson, "The Side Wind" by The Lyrics, "Darling" by The Vel Tones, and "A Man Needs A Woman" by OB McClinton. CD

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VariousSituation Chicago 2 – Music For Independent Venues ... LP
Quiet Pterodactyl, 2021. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A killer compilation and a testament to the creative strength of the Chicago music scene! Situation 2, like it's predecessor, is a benefit effort for city's live performance venues that were dark for most of 2020 & first half of 2021 due to the pandemic and it's as diverse as the city itself, with jazz, rock, hip hop, soul and more they defies genres and straddles eras. Includes "Slippin' Into Darkness" by Jeff Parker, "Keep The Rhythm Goin" by Fess Grandiose, "Great American" by Umphrey's McGee featuring Bela Fleck "Sinistry (Live From Definite Versions)" by Mirrors, "Reduxion"by Imperial Boxmen, "The Maker" by The God*amn Gallows, "Really Do Care" by VV Lightbody, "Drowning" by Neptune's Core" and "The Parting Glass" by Erin McGougald. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mint green vinyl pressing. Includes the insert and download card.)

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✨✧ VariousVery Special Christmas ... CD
A&M, 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the biggest Christmas albums of the 80s – and a big benefit record too! Titles include "Christmas In Hollis" by Run DMC, "Christmas" by U2, "Santa Baby" by Madonna, "Back Door Santa" by Bon Jovi, "The Coventry Carol" by Alison Moyet, "Run Rudolph Run" by Bryan Adams, "Winter Wonderland" by Eurythmics, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by The Pointer Sisters, "Do You Hear What I Hear" by Whitney Houston, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by John Cougar Mellancamp, and "Gabriel's Message" by Sting. CD

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✨✧ Blue MitchellAfrican Violet ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet electric funk from Blue – recorded in a warm, largely arranged style that's reminiscent of the best Freddie Hubbard fusion work from the 70s – but which has an even tighter sound overall! The groove is great – kind of a Kudu Records vibe, and Blue's actually quite good in this format – stepping off with a bit more confidence than on his electric sides from Mainstream, and getting the benefit of some great tenor sax work from Harold Land on a few numbers! Mitchell's always one of those players who actually seems to stretch out more in a set where he's not the leader of a small combo – and his solos here are surprisingly strong, and filled with soul – as are those of Land and tenorist Herman Riley. Titles include "Sand Castles", "Ojos De Rojo", "Mississippi Jump", "As", "Square Business", and "Forget". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ VariousEins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier Vol 2 – Deutsche Experimentelle Pop Musik 1978 to 1987 ... LP
Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An even deeper dig into the world of the German underground than the first volume of this series – a set that moves way past some of the bigger cuts of the underground, to pull together a whole host of little gems that we might not have heard otherwise! Some of the cuts here are from rare cassette-only releases or 7" singles – and together, they show just how far some of the more groundbreaking artists on the German scene were going at the time – moving past both the catchy electro pop and cold wave styles of the UK scene, and often using their longer legacy with electronics to really create some great adventures in sound! Many of these cuts also benefit from the use of German language lyrics, which seem perfect for the spirit of the music – and even when dark, things are still pretty tuneful too – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Dream Machine" by Phantom Band, The Wisp" by Notorische Reflexe, "Noch Lange Nicht" by Sprung Aus Den Wolken, "Television" by The Wirschaftswunder, "Alleewalzer" by Thomas Singer, "Der Mond" by Maria Zerfall, "Pissnelke 2000" by Detlef Diedrichsen, "Aludome" by Alu, "Hope Is The Answer" by Rolf Trostel, "Francis & Friends" by Rudiger Lorenz, "Tanne Tot Samba" by EMP, and "Do The VoPo" by Butzmann/Kapielski. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier Vol 2 – Deutsche Experimentelle Pop Musik 1978 to 1987 ... CD 17.99

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✨✧ VariousVery Special Christmas ... LP
A&M, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest Christmas albums of the 80s – and a big benefit record too! Titles include "Christmas In Hollis" by Run DMC, "Christmas" by U2, "Santa Baby" by Madonna, "Back Door Santa" by Bon Jovi, "The Coventry Carol" by Alison Moyet, "Run Rudolph Run" by Bryan Adams, "Winter Wonderland" by Eurythmics, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by The Pointer Sisters, "Do You Hear What I Hear" by Whitney Houston, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by John Cougar Mellancamp, and "Gabriel's Message" by Sting. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the gold foil cover.)

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✨✧ CommodoresNightshift ... LP
Motown, 1985. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
By this point in their career, The Commodores have lost Lionel Richie and any sort of funk credibility they had from their early years – but they also somehow manage to reemerge with a great new talent for a sweet mellow groove! The title tune "Nightshift" was one of those tracks that crossed over massively at the time – but to our ears, it also kind of redeemed the group too – as it's got a surprisingly soulful quality that really got the group past the soppiness of their ballads and love songs – gliding along with an almost-righteous quality that makes it a nice later cap to an earlier Motown 70s groove. Other tunes on the album don't always fare as well, but there's still some nice moments here – tunes that benefit from some Dennis Lambert production and hit just the right kind of mellow groove to follow up on the spirit of the single. Tracks include "Nightshift", "Slip Of The Tongue", "Lay Back", "Lightin Up The Night", and "The Woman In My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in pen on both sides. Labels have a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Rosalia De SouzaGarota Moderna (Italian version) ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
Get ready to fall in love with a new bossa singer! The lovely Rosalia De Souza is a sweet-voiced vocalist with a sound that's very much in keeping with classic 60s work from Brazil – and she's got the added benefit of working here with new arrangements from the great Nicola Conte, the guiding light of the Schema Records label, and truly one of the best modern bossa talents around! Nicola arranged and produced the whole set – and overall, it feels a lot like his own work on the monumental Jet Sounds album, made all the better by Rosalia, whose great vocals add a lot of depth and soul to the music. A real killer – with club cuts, mellow cuts, jazzy cuts, and more – the kind of record that will make you shelve your Bebel Gilberto albums, keep Rosalia in heavy rotation for a long long time! Titles include "Canto De Ossanha", "Fica Mal Com Deus", "Mais", "As Gotas", "Maria Moita", "Bossa 31", "Tempo Futuro", and "Zona Sul". CD
(Sealed copy.)

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✨✧ Robin Jones SevenEl Maja ... CD
Apollo Sound/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic album of Latin grooves from the UK scene – a musical world that wasn't always a hotbed of styles in the Afro-Cuban mode, but which did have the benefit of the mighty percussionist Robin Jones! Jones was born in India, but moved to London during the same post-colonial jazz migration that brought the city key talents from the West Indies – and like Joe Harriott, Shake Keane, and others, Robin's contributions to the scene were crucial during the years he worked in a variety of different groups! This set is Jones' second as a leader – a very hip set that's all jazz all the way through – with plenty of percussion from Robin, and a combo that includes trumpet, saxes, keyboards, and vibes – all used in ways that take off from the best jazz descarga styles into a range of other modes. Titles include "El Maja", "The Wailer", "Batucada Da Vida", "Carica Papaya", "El Lobo", "Chant Afrique", and "Atlas". CD
(Recent Japanese pressing – includes obi.)
 
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Airto with Gil Evans & WDR Big BandMisa Espiritual – Airto's Brazilian Mass ... LP
Harmonia Mundi (France), Early 80s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A really great large group project from Airto – a set that has all the complexity of his earliest work as a solo artist, but with the added benefitof help from Gil Evans too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny BarronLive At Fat Tuesdays ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1988. Used ... $9.99
Soulful genius from Kenny Barron – an excellent quintet outing from the late 80s, and one that really benefits from the presence of horns added to the trio! Kenny's work on piano is always great – and his sense of scope, soul, and timing are presented perfectly here – but what we really appreciate is the way that Eddie Henderson's trumpet and John Stubblefield's tenor flesh out the longer tunes on the set, and bring in even more colors that Barron's own writing and performance. The rest of the quintet features Cecil McBee on bass and Victor Lewis on drums – and tracks include the great originals "Lunacy", "518", and "Sand Dune" – plus "There Is No Greater Love" and "Misterioso". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring (SHMCD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Wonderful late work from piano legend Bill Evans – a set that was recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980 – at which point it became an instant essential in his catalog! As with so many of Bill's 70s recordings, the session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. Elliot Zigmund is on drums, a beautifully sensitive player – and the set includes a sublime version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
Also available You Must Believe In Spring (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Craft, 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Wonderful late work from piano legend Bill Evans – a set that was recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980 – at which point it became an instant essential in his catalog! As with so many of Bill's 70s recordings, the session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. Elliot Zigmund is on drums, a beautifully sensitive player – and the set includes a sublime version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features three bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
Also available You Must Believe In Spring (SHMCD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Steve KuhnWaltz Red Side ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2002. Used ... $14.99
They had us at "waltz" with this one – because the combination of Steve Kuhn's inherent groove and the loping rhythms of the style always fit beautifully together – kind of a subtle return to the modal elements that first made Kuhn's music so wonderful back in the 60s and 70s! Steve's on piano, in a trio that also features Eddie Gomez on bass and Billy Drummond on drums – and this "red" album benefits strongly from the round, warm tones of Eddie's bass. Titles include "Charade", "Remember", "Years Later", "My Buddy", "Once Upon A Summertime", and "I'll Take Romance" – but all in different versions than the "blue" album in this color waltz series. CD
(Includes obi!)

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Lee MorganSearch For The New Land ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Very Good+ ... $299.99
A brilliant album that proves that even at the height of his success, Lee Morgan was one of the freest thinkers on Blue Note – always coming up with fresh ideas that continued to grow his talents! The first cut on the album is keen poof of that fact – the title track "Search For The New Land" – a beautiful 16 minute exploration of modal jazz themes, with an unusual stop/start device as a means of ushering solos by different bandmates – including Wayne Shorter on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, and Herbie Hancock on piano! The approach is unlike anything that Morgan ever did before – and unlike most of other Blue Note as well – and it also benefits from great rhythmic help from Reggie Workman on bass and Billy Higgins on drums. Other tunes are a bit more conventional, but still pretty special – like some of Morgan's inventive work on the Rajah albums – with titles that include "The Joker", "Melancholee", "Mr. Kenyatta" and "Morgan The Pirate". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is great overall – and cover has some light wear, but is nice too.)

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Tony WilliamsLife Time & Spring Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Two early classics from drummer Tony Williams – back to back on a single CD! First up is Life Time – a record that represents the pinnacle of Blue Note's "new thing" era! This amazing album was led by drummer Tony Williams (then just a wee lad, playing with Miles Davis, in his legendary 60s quintet) – but it's more of a "roundtable" session that features equal contributions by some of Blue Note's best avant garde players from the time, all of them young firey geniuses like Williams. The configurations of the players change drastically from track to track – and some feature Sam Rivers, Richard Davis, and Gary Peacock playing in a 2-bass and tenor lineup with Williams; others feature Bobby Hutcherson and Herbie Hancock playing heavily percussive vibes and piano solos next to Williams' assorted percussion playing; and one track doesn't even feature Williams at all, but has Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter in a beautifully moody bass and piano duet! The record is a treasure – and it's a landmark recording that's probably one of the greatest that Blue Note (or any other label) released during the 60s! Titles include "Barb's Song to The Wizard", "Memory", and "Two Pieces Of One: Red & Green". Spring is another gem – cut for Blue Note, back when he was just hitting the age of 20, and when he was already blowing the minds of masters like Jackie McLean (who first hired him) and Miles Davis (who stole him from Jackie for his own group!) with an approach to drumming that was freed from usual time constraints. Williams conception was so unique, other young modernists – like the album's Wayne Shorter and Sam Rivers on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, and Gary Peacock on bass – quickly benefited from his presence, as you'll hear in this amazing session that sounds very little like any other Blue Note release. Williams wrote all of the tracks, but the style is much freer than any sense of composition might imply – and the group is shaken up differently from track to track. Titles include "From Before", "Echo", and "Extras". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring (SACD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Craft, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful late work from piano legend Bill Evans – a set that was recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980 – at which point it became an instant essential in his catalog! As with so many of Bill's 70s recordings, the session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. Elliot Zigmund is on drums, a beautifully sensitive player – and the set includes a sublime version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features three bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
(2022 SACD pressing – still sealed!)
Also available
You Must Believe In Spring (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99
You Must Believe In Spring (SHMCD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonYou Better Know It !!! ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A warm and wonderful 60s session from Lionel Hampton – recorded in a personal and intimate way, one that even surpasses his great small combo sides of the 50s! There's a relaxed feel here that you don't always get with Hamp – a gently grooving quality that we really like a lot, and which is traditional, but never too staid or too "easy" in its choices. The set benefits from some really strong horn work from Clark Terry on trumpet and Ben Webster on tenor – the latter of whom really crackles out with a great sound here. Other players include Milt Hinton on bass, Hank Jones on piano, and Osie Johnson on drums – and there's also a very slight bit of vocalizing on the record as well. Titles include "Tempo's Birthday", "Vibraphone Blues", "Trick Or Treat", "Cute", "Swingle Jingle", and "Taste Of Honey". CD
(1994 MCA/GRP pressing. Tray card has a crease.)

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland KirkReturn Of The 5000 Lb Man ... LP
Warner, 1975. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful late chapter in the jazz journey of Rahsaan Roland Kirk – and an album of subtle genius that's really opened up to us over the years! The setting here isn't as "hit you over the head" as on some of Kirk's Atlantic Records – because at one level, the tunes are mostly straight, and free of gimmicks – yet also still manage to conjure up the warmth, spirit, and soul that Roland brought to his best work. There's a slightly electric vibe running through some of the tunes, thanks to keyboards from Hilton Ruiz – and the album also benefits from organ work by Trudy Pitts and guitar from Billy Butler – both of whom are wonderfully restrained, in a way that matches the subtlety of the entire conception of the set. Titles include "Theme For The Eulipions", which features a great recitation from Betty Neals, plus cool chorus vocals – and other titles include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Giant Steps", "Loving You", and "I'll Be Seeing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Burbank label pressing.)

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✨✧ Miriam MakebaSangoma ... LP
Warner, 1988. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After hitting big success with Paul Simon's Graceland album in the mid 80s, Warners kind of had a little burst of renewed activity in recording the sorts of artists they paid attention to more in the glory days of the late 60s/early 70s record industry boom. Fortunately, Miriam Makeba benefitted from that surge of activity, and was able to cut this excellent album in a style that was far rootsier than any she'd used in years! The record has a pretty spare feel overall, and most tracks only feature vocals and percussion – with some occasional extra instrumentation, and production that's very much in the Ladysmith Black Mambazo mode from the time. titles include "Sabumoya", "Congo", "Icala", "Ihoyiya", and "Embahaceni". LP, Vinyl record album
(ncludes the printed inner sleeve, and mail order insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953/1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full length set that compiles earlier sessions cut under either the name of Thelonious Monk or Sonny Rollins – most of them together in the same group! At the time of recording, Monk was an established figure on the bop scene, but Rollins was still a fresh voiced up-and-comer – yet they work together beautifully here on an early take of "Friday The Thirteenth" which really benefits from Rollins' voicing on tenor, next to Monk's angular arrangement. The pair also perform "The Way You Look Tonight" and "I Want To Be Happy" with a quartet – twisting the familiar tunes into strongly Monkish territory – and the album's last 2 tracks, "Nutty" and "Work" are performed by Monk with a trio that includes Percy Heath on bass and Art Blakey on drums. CD

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✨✧ Lee MorganSearch For The New Land (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant album that proves that even at the height of his success, Lee Morgan was one of the freest thinkers on Blue Note – always coming up with fresh ideas that continued to grow his talents! The first cut on the album is keep roof of that fact – the title track "Search For The New Land" – a beautiful 16 minute exploration of modal jazz themes, with an unusual stop/start device as a means of ushering solos by different bandmates – including Wayne Shorter on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, and Herbie Hancock on piano! The approach is unlike anything that Morgan ever did before – and unlike most of other Blue Note as well – and it also benefits from great rhythmic help from Reggie Workman on bass and Billy Higgins on drums. Other tunes are a bit more conventional, but still pretty special – like some of Morgan's inventive work on the Rajah albums – with titles that include "The Joker", "Melancholee", "Mr. Kenyatta" and "Morgan The Pirate". CD
(2003 RVG pressing.)
Also available Search For The New Land ... LP 299.99

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✨✧ Woody ShawNight Music ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real standout set from the 80s years of trumpeter Woody Shaw – a solidly burning live set that blows away most of his studio work from the time! The album's noteworthy first of all for the presence of Bobby Hutcherson on vibes – whose soulful spiritual approach of the period dovetails nicely with the strongly righteous tone of Shaw's horn – but the rest of the group is great too, and benefits from extremely strong bass work from Stafford James, tight drums from Tony Reedus, spiraling piano lines from Mulgrew Miller, and some bold lines on trombone from a young Steve Turre! Tracks are all quite long – really flowing with an open, soulful sort of energy that really puts Shaw at the top of his power, and almost urges Hutcherson onto new heights in the process. Titles include "To Kill A Brick", "Apex", "Orange Crescent", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing. Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Prestige, 1953/1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
A full length set that compiles earlier sessions cut under either the name of Thelonious Monk or Sonny Rollins – most of them together in the same group! At the time of recording, Monk was an established figure on the bop scene, but Rollins was still a fresh voiced up-and-comer – yet they work together beautifully here on an early take of "Friday The Thirteenth" which really benefits from Rollins' voicing on tenor, next to Monk's angular arrangement. The pair also perform "The Way You Look Tonight" and "I Want To Be Happy" with a quartet – twisting the familiar tunes into strongly Monkish territory – and the album's last 2 tracks, "Nutty" and "Work" are performed by Monk with a trio that includes Percy Heath on bass and Art Blakey on drums. CD

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✨✧ Tony WilliamsSpring ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Startling! This album is one of two that a young Tony Williams cut for Blue Note, back when he was just hitting the age of 20, and when he was already blowing the minds of masters like Jackie McLean (who first hired him) and Miles Davis (who stole him from Jackie for his own group!) with an approach to drumming that was freed from usual time constraints. Williams conception was so unique, other young modernists – like the album's Wayne Shorter and Sam Rivers on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, and Gary Peacock on bass – quickly benefited from his presence, as you'll hear in this amazing session that sounds very little like any other Blue Note release. Williams wrote all of the tracks, but the style is much freer than any sense of composition might imply – and the group is shaken up differently from track to track. Titles include "From Before", "Echo", and "Extras". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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