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Black Jazz ConsortiumEvolution Of Light (3LP set) ... LP
Perpetual, 2019. New Copy 3LP ... $25.99
A crackling little full length set from Fred Peterkin – aka Black Jazz Consortium – a set that continues his forward-thinking approach to a groove, but which also brings in a recent love of the music of Brazil as well! The Brazilian elements here are very spare – this is still mostly future house overall – but the lighter touches really open up the sound, and especially speak to the warmer collaborative energy from a list of guests who include Leonardo Peretti Reibnitz, Trovao Rocham, Leo Vieira, Bruna Elisabetsky, and Slikk Tim. Titles include "More Blessings", "Another Path", "Salvador", "Brisbane", "Energies Collide", "Focus", "Love Alliance", "Resonate", "Soul People For Life", and "Sacred Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Art Jazz CollectiveBlack Art Jazz Collective – Presented By The Side Door Jazz Club ... CD
Sunnyside, 2016. Used ... $6.99
A totally great group – all hip leaders who've given us great records on their own in recent years, working together here as a combo with a really fresh sound of its own! The music draws on the strengths of the individual members, but also really pushes forward, too – as their unified voices create moments of pride and power that are maybe even brighter than recent records on own – a truly artful collective expression of the talents of Wayne Escoffery on tenor, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, James Burton on trombone, Xavier Davis on piano, Vincente Archer on bass, and Johnathan Blake on drums. There's maybe more angular lines than we might have expected, but still a deep sense of warmth as well – on titles that include "Essence Of Beauty", "Double Consciousness", "Going Somewhere", "Salvador Da Bahia", "Devil Eyes", and "Awaiting Change". CD

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VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $34.99 36.99
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition includes download!)

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things accomplished, but not everything – and a new wave of action arose in various scenes of the underground – not just pushing the musical formats past anything that had happened before, but also doing so with a strong message of pride and empowerment! This collection surveys some of the best tracks of that moment – and also provides a great batch of historical notes to put the whole thing in context – done in collaboration with the book of the same name, but equally great as a soundtrack and document on its own. The package is overflowing with Dusty Groove classics – and titles include "Sweet Songs" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Surtal Ihklas" by Doug Carn, "Vibes From The Tribe" by Phil Ranelin, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Sounds From The Bush" by The Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry, "Is It Too Late" by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, "Strong Men" by David McKnight, "Black Narcissus" by Joe Henderson, "Malcolm X" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, "Mother Of The Future" by Carlos Garnett, "Red Black & Green" by Roy Ayers, "African Rhythms" by Oneness Of Juju, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. CD
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 (with bonus download) ... LP 32.99

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.99
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things accomplished, but not everything – and a new wave of action arose in various scenes of the underground – not just pushing the musical formats past anything that had happened before, but also doing so with a strong message of pride and empowerment! This collection surveys some of the best tracks of that moment – and also provides a great batch of historical notes to put the whole thing in context – done in collaboration with the book of the same name, but equally great as a soundtrack and document on its own. The package is overflowing with Dusty Groove classics – and titles include "Sweet Songs" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Surtal Ihklas" by Doug Carn, "Vibes From The Tribe" by Phil Ranelin, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Sounds From The Bush" by The Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry, "Is It Too Late" by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, "Strong Men" by David McKnight, "Black Narcissus" by Joe Henderson, "Malcolm X" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, "Mother Of The Future" by Carlos Garnett, "Red Black & Green" by Roy Ayers, "African Rhythms" by Oneness Of Juju, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Wallace Davenport & New Orleans Jazz BandDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Wallace Davenport & New Orleans Jazz Band ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ John Lee HookerBlack Night Is Falling – Live At Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club (with bonus LP) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Justin Time, 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ken Tsukamoto & Yusuke OgawaIndependent Black Jazz Of America (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2014. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
A really important book for any fan of American spiritual jazz of the 70s – a mixture of essays and discographies, with a focus on some of the best labels of the scene – including Strata East, Black Jazz, Tribe, Nimbus, and many others – plus some key entries from overseas as well! The book follows in the format of other Japanese discographies – with core text in Japanese, but entries for the records with details in English, including players and release information as well – and cover scans of both the front and back covers of the original records. The book is a treasure trove of information on these obscure, independent releases – and offers complete discographical information on the core labels, then sections on very tiny American, Japanese, and European labels as well! 272 pages, softcover, with full color images. Book

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Bill BlackSaxy Jazz (second cover) ... LP
Hi Records, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Titles include "Anytime", "Dee J Special", "Cyclone Bop", "Smokie (part 2)", "Before Dawn", and "The Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Bill BlackSaxy Jazz (third cover) ... LP
Hi Records, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Titles include "Anytime", "Dee J Special", "Cyclone Bop", "Smokie (part 2)", "Before Dawn", and "The Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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Contemporary Jazz QuintetBlack Hole (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata/180 Proof, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
A never-issued live set from Detroit's Contemporary Jazz Quintet – a group who were a key part of the Strata Records scene, and who are expanded here to a much larger lineup for this very freewheeling performance from 1973! The group's spiritual modernism is very strongly in place, but there's also some funky elements rumbling around in the rhythms – a vibe that's maybe somewhere in the territory of the double live electric albums from Miles Davis in the early 70s, but looser and with righteous energy that more strongly shows the lineup's ties to the Detroit scene. Players include Kenny Cox and Charles Eubanks on piano and keyboards, Ron English on guitar, Charles Moore on flugelhorn, Ron Brooks on bass, Marcus Townsend on saxes, Phil Mendelsohn on electronics, Danny Spencer and Bud Spangler on drums, and Adam Rudolph on congas – a large lineup that resonates with plenty of power together. The album features four long tracks, each without a title – and each a mighty nice jam! LP, Vinyl record album
(Previously unreleased limited edition of 1000!)

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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1962. Used ... $5.99
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De Carnaval" and "Samba De Orpheus". However, Guaraldi also managed to pen his own amazing track – "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" – a lyrical romping piano instrumental that went onto become a huge charting instrumental hit during the 60s. The track's been heard a million times over the years, but it's still pretty darn great – and it's surrounded in a nice set with other tunes that have the same feel – including "O Nosso Amour", "Alma-Ville", "Since I Fell For You", and "Moon River". CD

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The hippest funky jazz from the start of the 70s – music that takes all the pride, power, triumph, and challenge of the 60s – and focuses into a bold new energy for a young generation! The work here draws equally from jazz and soul, with lots of other global influences coming into play as well – and together, the tracks present an amazing portrait of a generation moving past the initial Civil Rights struggle – building a new culture through righteous expressions like these! Nearly every track is a classic – and all the artists are ones we've supported for years on their own reissues – and together, the tracks sound wonderful, especially when given the full sort of Soul Jazz presentation with great notes and other details. Titles include "Exchange (part 2)" by Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe, "Space Jungle Funk" by Oneness Of Juju, "Damballa" by The Pharoahs, "Whitey On The Moon" by Gil Scott Heron, "Brown Rice" by Don Cherry, "Work It Out" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz, "Beneficent" by Tribe, "Sweet Power Your Embrace" by James Mason, "Kitty Bey" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "Theme De Yoyo" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and "Welcome To The Party" by Har-You Percussion Group. CD
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 (3LP set) ... LP 32.99

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99 36.99
The hippest funky jazz from the start of the 70s – music that takes all the pride, power, triumph, and challenge of the 60s – and focuses into a bold new energy for a young generation! The work here draws equally from jazz and soul, with lots of other global influences coming into play as well – and together, the tracks present an amazing portrait of a generation moving past the initial Civil Rights struggle – building a new culture through righteous expressions like these! Nearly every track is a classic – and all the artists are ones we've supported for years on their own reissues – and together, the tracks sound wonderful, especially when given the full sort of Soul Jazz presentation with great notes and other details. Titles include "Exchange (part 2)" by Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe, "Space Jungle Funk" by Oneness Of Juju, "Damballa" by The Pharoahs, "Whitey On The Moon" by Gil Scott Heron, "Brown Rice" by Don Cherry, "Work It Out" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz, "Beneficent" by Tribe, "Sweet Power Your Embrace" by James Mason, "Kitty Bey" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "Theme De Yoyo" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and "Welcome To The Party" by Har-You Percussion Group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Jazz Is The Teacher Funk Is The Preacher – Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap In The Black Power Era 1969 to 1975 ... CD 18.99

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VariousBlack Riot – Early Jungle, Rave, & Hardcore ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), New Copy ... About April 3, 2020
... CD

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VariousBlack Riot – Early Jungle, Rave, & Hardcore ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), New Copy ... About April 3, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStudio One – Black Man's Pride ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Some of the most righteous music ever recorded at Studio One – tracks that rival the most progressive American soul music of the 70s in terms of political message and cultural empowerment! Studio One always worked at levels that drew strongly from American soul – but here, the sounds really stand strongly on their own – with a newly-cast vision of price and power in independent Jamaica – set to new rhythms that signify the important musical changes that were taking place with the cultural changes of the 70s! Most of the tracks here are from the first half of the 70s, and are something of the birth of the roots reggae years – but also maybe have even more power together, in this beautifully-selected collection from Soul Jazz. The package features some especially great notes on the politics of the Jamaican scene at the time, which really illuminates the music – a heady selection of tunes that include "Roots Natty" by The Gladiators, "Black Man's Pride" by Alton Ellis, "Created By The Father" by Dennis Brown, "Child Of The Ghetto" by Horace Andy, "Love & Understanding" by Glen Miller, "Got To Be Cool" by The Classics, "Equal Rights" by The Heptones, "Build Our Dreams" by John Holt, "Forgive Them" by Johnny Osbourne, "Children Listen To Wise Words" by Freddie McGregor, "Up Park No Man's Land" by Winston Jarrett, and "Why Can't I" by Cedric Im Brooks. CD

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VariousStudio One – Black Man's Pride 3 – None Shall Escape The Judgement Of The Almighty (with bonus download) ... LP
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 32.99
A fantastic collection of righteous work from the 70s years of Studio One – tracks from a time when the label was giving voice to some of the deeper cultural strands of Jamaican music, including a fair bit of Rastafarian-inspired material – presented here by both bigger names at the label, and some much more obscure artists who only recorded briefly at the time! The package may well be the deepest in this excellent series from Soul Jazz – and like the rest, it not only offers up some killer music, but does so in a way that really understands its subject – and presents the tunes with copious notes to bring greater meaning to the message. Titles include "Whey No Dead" by Glen Miller, "When The Time Comes" by Zoot Simms, "Wrong Doers" by Sugar Minott, "Jehovah" by The Nightingales, "It's No Secret" by Alphonso Stewart, "Conscious Dread Lock" by Horace Andy, "Dread Oppression" by The Mellodies, "Jah Jah Help Us" by Big Joe, "Can't Catch Me" by Wailing Souls, "Get Up & Try" by Lloyd Jones & The Super Natural Six, "Satisfaction" by Errol Dunkley, "Give Natty Dread Glory" by Mr Manchester, and "Selassie Bandman" by The Manchesters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Marc DavisPurple Line EP –Just As Long As We're Together/Jazz Instrumental ... 12-inch
Black Pegasus, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of rare unreleased disco mixes from Marc Davis! Described simply as unreleased demos extended by Marc Davis, it really is a pretty sweet mix of classic club shaking disco blueprint materials – heavy on the drums, with soulful chorus vocals, synth strings and more – with and extended DJ mix feel that keeps going and going til it stops and leaves you wanting more. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousStudio One – Black Man's Pride 3 – None Shall Escape The Judgement Of The Almighty ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of righteous work from the 70s years of Studio One – tracks from a time when the label was giving voice to some of the deeper cultural strands of Jamaican music, including a fair bit of Rastafarian-inspired material – presented here by both bigger names at the label, and some much more obscure artists who only recorded briefly at the time! The package may well be the deepest in this excellent series from Soul Jazz – and like the rest, it not only offers up some killer music, but does so in a way that really understands its subject – and presents the tunes with copious notes to bring greater meaning to the message. Titles include "Whey No Dead" by Glen Miller, "When The Time Comes" by Zoot Simms, "Wrong Doers" by Sugar Minott, "Jehovah" by The Nightingales, "It's No Secret" by Alphonso Stewart, "Conscious Dread Lock" by Horace Andy, "Dread Oppression" by The Mellodies, "Jah Jah Help Us" by Big Joe, "Can't Catch Me" by Wailing Souls, "Get Up & Try" by Lloyd Jones & The Super Natural Six, "Satisfaction" by Errol Dunkley, "Give Natty Dread Glory" by Mr Manchester, and "Selassie Bandman" by The Manchesters. CD
Also available Studio One – Black Man's Pride 3 – None Shall Escape The Judgement Of The Almighty (with bonus download) ... LP 29.99

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Doug CarnInfant Eyes ... LP
Black Jazz, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
An undisputed 70s soul jazz classic – and arguably the best album that Doug Carn ever cut for the Black Jazz label! The set is a masterpiece of spiritual jazz – with Carn on keyboards setting up the groove, and wife Jean singing some incredible vocals – very different than her later soul work as a solo act, and with a vibe that's like Dee Dee Bridgewater at her soulful 70s best. Jean does a killer job with the album's classic vocal version of Bobby Hutcherson's "Little B's Poem" – done here with sweet lyrics that really open the song up a lot, and make it into an anthem of love and joy that we'd be hard pressed to match with any other tune! And all other tracks are great too – with titles that include "Moon Child", "Passion Dance", and a great version of Wayne Shorter's "Infant Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Calvin KeysProceed With Caution! ... CD
Black Jazz, 1974. Used ... $11.99
No need to be cautious here – as the album's the sort you can jump into right away – thanks to some wicked grooves from legendary guitarist Calvin Keys! Calvin's had a great revival in recent years, but this album's the stuff that first put him on the map – a brilliant early date for the Black Jazz label, done in a unique blend of spiritual and soul jazz modes! Keys' guitar has a sharper focus here than on his other 70s set for the label – and he's working with some beautifully complex arrangements, played by a group that includes Charles Owens on tenor, soprano sax, and flute – plus Kirk Lightey on electric piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Oscar Brasher on trumpet, Owen Marshall on percussion, and Ndugu Chancler on drums. Most titles are originals – and tunes include the nice groover "Aunt Lovey", plus "Tradewinds", "Night Cry", "Renaissance", and "Efflugence". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee Bridgewater, especially her seminal Afro Blue album – and which mixes Kellee's unique vocals with some very hip backings that are right in the best Black Jazz mode! Instrumentation is from a loose jazz combo, and the tunes are a mix of jazzy numbers and a few tighter tracks – a really rich array of sounds that comes together beautifully in the hands of producer Gene Russell. Titles include a stellar version of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage", a great take on the Flip Nunez number "See You Later", and the tracks "Soul Daddy", "Be All Your Own", "Magic Wand Of Love", "You", and "Look At The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Roy AyersMystic Voyage 45 Collection – Brother Green/Black Five/Life Is Just A Moment (Parts 1 & 2) (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Polydor/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1975. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A cool condensation of the legendary Mystic Voyage album from Roy Ayers – a record that really shows him at the turning point! Gone are the trippier jazz funk moments of earlier albums – and in their place are some tight grooves and wonderfully spacey soul. Roy hits the dancefloor with one of his first uptempo funk numbers "Brother Green", a catchy groover with lots of clavinet, and the massive "Life Is Just A Moment", a storming 2-part number that rolls along with a pounding almost house-like groove. This 2 x 7" single set also features the great "Black Five" – a funky number that could almost be from a 70s action soundtrack! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca ... LP
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieBasie Jazz ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $18.99
Great stuff from Basie's best years at Verve – featuring tight no-nonsense material that puts the Count firmly back on the map, handled with more care than his work had been receiving for years! Titles include "Bread", "Jive At Five", "Be My Guest", "No Name", "Redhead", "Blee Blop Blues", and "Tippin On The Q T". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Clef pressing with trumpter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, but no splits.)

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Bet.e & StefJazz/Bossa Nova ... LP
Bet.e & Stef Records/Return To Analog (Canada), 1997. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful selection of early work by the Candian bossa duo of Bet.e & Stef – a great team that makes some really musical magic together – with a vibe that's quite different than anything you might expect from the Great White North! The feel here is like perfect 60s bossa – light Astrud Gilberto-styled vocals, gentle Joao Gilberto-type guitar, and some straighter jazz elements that bring a bit of swing into the mix. Titles are a mix of standards and bossa classics – all done in a stripped-down, honest style – and titles include "Fever", "So Danco Samba", "Boomerang Baby", "I Put A Spell On You", "Agua De Beber", and "Black Coffee". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black DiamondChant ... LP
Shifting Paradigm, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 20.00
Fantastic work from the duo of Artie Black and Hunter Diamond – two tenor saxophonists who work together here in a mode that's a sublime extension of some of the modern styles first put down in the 50s! Black and Diamond twist their tenors together with the dexterity of a Zoot Sims/Al Cohn team, or even better, the mix of Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh – but their sound is more modern, and more creatively tied to other currents in the contemporary Chicago scene – particularly the 21st century shift in avant jazz to tighter arrangements with freer moments. The pair work here with Matt Ulery on bass and Neil Hemphill on drums – and the sound is wonderful, with no instrumentation at all – just a focus on the reed work, which also includes a bit of bass clarinet from Artie. Titles include "Aerosonic", "Oh Bee", "Tihai", "Henrylle", and "Chant". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black DiamondMandala ... CD
Shifting Paradigm, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 12.00
A jazz duo with a very striking name – but one that makes complete sense, when you realize the record comes from the growing genius of Artie Black and Hunter Diamond – two up-and-coming tenorists on the Chicago scene who've developed a really wonderful affinity for each other! Here, the record just features bass and drums alongside the two horns – Matt Ulery on the former, Neil Hemphill on the latter – and the recording style has each player in one channel – a way of further expanding the great style they have of riding together, commenting on each other, and answering their own calls to rise to even more greatness. The record has a keen understanding of the farther reaches, but always keeps things tuneful, inside, and rhythmic – on tracks that include "Rudy's Mood", "Jacunda", "Village Within The City", "Mandala", "Little Melody", "Clay Feet", and "Eleanor & Rufus". CD

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Black MilkDiVE ... CD
Mass Appeal, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
Black Milk has been one of the more soul reverent voices and producers in independent hip hop for quite while in the run up to DiVE (billed as an EP, but a generously lengthy one to say the least, with 11 tracks in all) – and really takes a head first dive even further into hip hop soul here! It's classifiably hip hop, but the mellow soul jazz beatcraft and occasionally sung vocals are next level for sure, and it works really well. Solid, next level work from a fave. Guests include BJ The Chicago Kid and titles include "Save Yourself", "Black NASA" with Sam Austins, "If U Say" feat BJ The Chicago Kid, Relate (Want 2 Know)" feat MAHD, Blame, "Swimm feat Phil Swish, "DiVE Pt 2", "Tyme" and "Now Begin". CD
Also available DiVE ... LP 18.99

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Black MilkDiVE ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Black Milk has been one of the more soul reverent voices and producers in independent hip hop for quite while in the run up to DiVE (billed as an EP, but a generously lengthy one to say the least, with 11 tracks in all) – and really takes a head first dive even further into hip hop soul here! It's classifiably hip hop, but the mellow soul jazz beatcraft and occasionally sung vocals are next level for sure, and it works really well. Solid, next level work from a fave. Guests include BJ The Chicago Kid and titles include "Save Yourself", "Black NASA" with Sam Austins, "If U Say" feat BJ The Chicago Kid, Relate (Want 2 Know)" feat MAHD, Blame, "Swimm feat Phil Swish, "DiVE Pt 2", "Tyme" and "Now Begin". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available DiVE ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Bossa Tres JazzBossa Tres Jazz 2 – Step Into The Gallery ... LP
Yellow (France), 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
A great package of Brazilian grooves from the Paris underground! The first volume of this series was one of the best exponents ever of the modern Brazilian remix sound – and this second volume more than keeps up the tradition with a rich array of tunes that all groove mightily! Titles include "Sun Tiger" by Neon Heights, "Deepest Seas" by Limbo Experience, "Awakening" by Francois K with Barbara Mendes, "Bohemian (Bah Samba acoustic mix)" by Muro, "It's A Beautiful Thing" by Jersey St, and "Oka Uja" by Tokyo Black Star. 8 tracks on 2 LPs! LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdBlack Byrd ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1973. Used ... $15.99
A landmark album – Donald Byrd's first session with producer Larry Mizell, the man who went onto forever change the face of jazz funk! After rumbling around for a few years attempting electric styles that really didn't fit his mode, Donald wisely hooked up with Larry, and hit a groove here that would carry him for many many years. The album's a masterpiece of soul – heavy production with great keyboards, creating a nice set of grooves that let Byrd solo over the top, sounding better than he had in years! Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Flight Time", "Sky High", "Black Byrd", "Slop Jar Blues", "Mr Thomas", and the prophetically-titled "Where Are We Going?" CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Black Byrd ... LP 14.99

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Donald ByrdBlack Byrd ... LP
Blue Note, 1973. Very Good ... $14.99
A landmark album – Donald Byrd's first session with producer Larry Mizell, the man who went on to forever change the face of jazz funk! After rumbling around for a few years attempting electric styles that really didn't fit his mode, Donald wisely hooked up with Larry, and hit a groove here that would carry him for many many years. The album's a masterpiece of soul – heavy production with great keyboards, creating a nice set of grooves that let Byrd solo over the top, sounding better than he had in years! Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Flight Time", "Sky High", "Black Byrd", "Slop Jar Blues", "Mr Thomas", and the prophetically-titled "Where Are We Going?" LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)
Also available Black Byrd ... CD 15.99

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Ray CharlesGenius + Soul = Jazz ... LP
Impulse, 1960. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
A wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles – and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you can't contest the fact that this one's a classic treat, and a legendary attempt to class up Ray's bluesy style for the masses. Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns handled the arrangements, and given that the record was issued by ABC a few years before they brought Ray into a country mode, it's interesting to think what might have happened had his career continued this way. There's only a small number of vocal tracks on the record, and most of the rest feature Ray at the organ, grooving away very nicely! Titles include "One Mint Julep", "Moanin", "I've Got News For You", "Mister C", and "Stompin Room Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing with RVG stamp.)

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John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Arche Shepp, & OthersNew Wave In Jazz ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
Live material from a Village Gate performance that included the leading lights of the East Village free scene in the 60s – John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Grachan Moncur, and Archie Shepp! The set's a great counterpart to some of the full artist releases on Impulse at the time – and features key material that's not out there elsewhere! A really standout track is from a unique group that never got much recording time – one featuring Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, James Spaulding on alto, Cecil McBee on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – on a killer version of Monk's "Brilliant Corners". Other titles include an Alber Ayler-led version of "Holy Ghost", a Grachan Moncur reading of "Blue Free" with Hutcherson on vibes, a Coltrane quartet take of "Nature Boy", and Archie Shepp doing "Hambone" in a group with Marion Brown on alto and Virgil Jones on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some pen inside the gatefold, with sticker remnants and a small tear held with clear tape on back.)

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Chris ConnorJazz Date With Chris Connor ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good- ... $8.99
They got the "jazz date" right in the title on this one – as Chris Connor works here with some exceptional small combo backing – all in a mode that almost takes her back to the earliest sound of her first few records on Bethlehem! Ralph Sharon's the maestro here – handling all the arrangements for a few small combos with players who include Oscar Pettiford on bass, Sam Most on flute, Eddie Costa on vibes, Joe Puma on guitar, and Lucky Thompson and Al Cohn on tenor – all modern-minded players who turn out to be a really great fit for Connor on the date. A few numbers even feature added Latin percussion from Mongo Santamaria – and titles include "All I Need Is You", "Driftwood", "Fancy Free", "It Only Happens When I Dance With You", and "Lonely Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove.)

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Mike DunnDance You Mutha (radio, original, bam the dub for club, jazz "mutha" mike, muthapella) ... 12-inch
Westbrook, 1987. Very Good ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing with black text.)

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Charles EarlandBlack Talk! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A pivotal album in the development of the use of the Hammond organ in jazz – and Charles Earland's first exposure to a large audience! Durign the 60s, Charles was bumping around the Philly scene quite a bit – and recorded some small group indie sides that first gave a glimpse of his unique sound on the organ. But with this record, Earland really broke out wide – and hit a huge audience that made him one of the most in-demand players of the early 70s! The Earland touch is summed up perfectly here – a really fluid approach to the keys that shakes loose the clunkier styles of older Hammond players, and goes for a tightened-up groove that puts equal emphasis on rhythm and melodic improvisation – in a way that's always made Charles' records some of the best jazz dancers to come out of Prestige. Earland has an amazing way of completely transforming a tune – taking a familiar melody, but riffing on it extensively – slowly expanding it through almost modal progressions – until the tune opens up into a long extended jazzy groove! Proof of this is the album's sublime 11 minute version of "More Today Than Yesterday" – a solid stepper that never gets old – and other tunes include "Black Talk", "The Mighty Burner", "Here Comes Charlie", and "Aquarius". Oh, and players include Virgil Jones, Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, and Idris Muhammed – an all-star lineup, but tightly guided by Charles as if they were his own working group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Bill EvansSome Other Time – The Lost Session From The Black Forest (2 X 180 gram pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
MPS/Resonance, 1968. New Copy ... On June 20, 2020
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". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, June 21. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At The Shrine (yellow colored vinyl pressing) (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Verve, 1956. New Copy ... $24.99
A newly-discovered live set from Ella Fitzgerald – recorded at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, a week before the famous Ella At Zardi's set! Producer Norman Granz was already great at capturing an intimate artist in a live setting – as evidenced by his famous Jazz At The Philharmonic Recordings – and he does a great job here with Ella, too – who steps out swinging, with some nice small combo backings. Granz speaks at the end of the set – and titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "And The Angels Sing", "Air Mail Special", "Cry Me A River", "Glad To Be Unhappy", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on translucent yellow colored 45rpm vinyl!)

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Greg Foat, Paul Armfield, & Ken BlackGone To The Dogs (10 inch LP) ... LP
Jazzaggression (Estonia), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool trio set from the mighty Greg Foat – working here with two other musicians grabbed on the fly for the recording session – but with results that are every bit as deep as any of his previous projects! Foat plays moody Fender Rhodes and Roland Juno – with this nicely building slow-funk style on the title track, "Gone To The Dogs" – served up in two parts that really let the tune gestate and grow nicely! "Zola's Eyes" has maybe a warmer jazz approach overall – great basswork from Paul Armfield, which brings out some fantastic currents in the Rhodes – and the set closes with "In The Dog House", which has some great funky drums underneath the keyboards. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with download!)

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Benjamin Franklin VJazz & Blues Musicians Of South Carolina – Interviews With Jabbo, Dizzy, Drink, & Others (hardcover) ... Book
University Of South Carolina Press, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 19.98
South Carolina has been home to a surprising amount of jazz musicians over the years – a list of talents that includes Houston Person, Chris Potter, Webster Young, Etta Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Arthur Prysock, Nappy Brown, and a number of others – all of whom are featured in separate interviews within the book – which work together as an oral history of the surprising legacy of jazz in the state! Author Benjamin Franklin V is a professor in English at University Of South Carolina – and his questions are very well put, and he seems to have a manner that really puts some of the musicians at ease – given the length of their responses. 272 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Will FriedwaldGreat Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums (hardcover) ... Book
Pantheon, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 40.00
One of the greatest writers on singers presents his essential collection of albums from the 20th century – all served up with the kind of loving detail that's always made the prose of Will Friedwald so great! Will's written the book on Frank Sinatra – literally – and on Tony Bennett, and a number of other singers too – and you've no doubt stumbled across his words in liner notes for reissues over the years. This time, Friedwald expands that later genre – and offers up full chapters that go in depth to some key vocal jazz classics – including Something Cool by June Christy, My Gentleman Friend by Blossom Dearie, Ella In Berlin by Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, Rain Or Shine by Dick Haymes, Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday, Black Coffee by Peggy Lee, and even Belly Of The Sun by Cassandra Wilson! There's a few dozen more titles covered in the book – which has 51 chapters in all – and the heavy book also features an album cover reproduction for each title, and a discography as well. 402 pages, hardcover. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

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Carlos GarnettBlack Love ... LP
Muse, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A 70s soul jazz classic – one of those albums we go back to again and again over the years for inspiration! The album was one of the first from young reed player Carlos Garnett – and it's virtually a super-session for the time – with a sublime lineup that perfectly blends spiritual jazz with funk and soul touches! The vibe here is incredible – far deeper than even on any of Garnett's other albums of the time – at a level that sounds as beautiful on the mellow cuts as it does on the soaring, spiritual soul jazz anthems that have made the record a classic for years. The record features vocals by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ayodelle Jenkins – and instrumentation from Charles Sullivan on trumpet, Mauricio Smith on flute, Reggie Lucas on guitar, Norman Connors on drums, Mtume on congas, and Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano – plus Carlos himself on tenor, alto, and soprano sax. Titles include the perennial favorites "Mother of the Future" and "Taurus Woman", two cuts which transformed the global jazz dance scene years back – plus the tracks "Ebonesque", "Black Love", and "Banks of the Nile". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John GraasJazz-Lab 2 ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A classic session from the second wave of LA cool jazz of the 50s – headed up by French horn player John Graas, a player as important to his instrument as Gerry Mulligan was to the baritone sax! Like Mulligan, Graas was working with an instrument that you might normally think of as clunky – but he managed to swing with an incredibly fluid style – bringing the French horn into jazz with amazing skill, and working with groups of top-shelf LA players in a tightly arranged style that crackled with energy! Graas is working here in a slightly experimental "lab" style – mostly in smaller groups than some of his other recortdings, with a varied cast of characters including Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Jack Montrose, Paul Moer, Howard Roberts, Jimmy Giuffre and others. 8 tracks in all, including "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Cluster", "Mood", "Three Line Blues", "Chuggin'", "Trio", "Canon-Friar" and "Be My Guest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing – nice and clean! Cover has masking tape on half the top seam, but is nice overall.)

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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet (Pacific Jazz 1225) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
A classic from the west coast scene of the 50s – and not to be confused with other similar-titled Chico Hamilton albums at the time! This one sports an abstract painting on the cover, and was recorded in 1956 at the Forum Theater in Los Angeles – not live, but using the space as a very open-sounding studio – with really amazing results! The lineup features Hamilton on drums, Paul Horn on alto and tenor sax and clarinet, John Pisano on guitar, Fred Katz on cello and Carson Smith on bass – kind of a second-generation of Hamilton's group, with Horn taking over wonderfully from Buddy Collette, and playing with even more sensitivity than before. The work's very much in Hamilton's best sprightly chamber jazz mode – with some great originals that include "Chanel #5", "Beanstalk", "Mr. Jo Jones", and "Reflections" – plus Hamilton-ized versions of "Satin Doll", "Caravan", "Soft Winds", "Siete-Cuatro", "I Know", and "Lillian". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam, half split bottom seam, and some small marks in pen on back.)

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Frank R HaydeStan Levey – Jazz Heavyweight – The Authorized Biography (hardcover) ... Book
Santa Monica Press, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
Drummer Stan Levey shone most brightly during his west coast work of the 50s – where he was a key figure in both large and small group jazz performances – but he also had a much longer history, which included plenty of time away from the limelight – a rich story that's captured in great detail here by the author! As with some of the better jazz books of the period, Levey's story is one that deals not just with musical creation, but also ongoing employment – and some of the challenges that can face a musician with the integrity of Stan. The book also looks at his earliest years – both as a prize fighter, and a bebopper on the east coast – where Levey got his start before moving to greater fame in California. The book is 224 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images – and also includes a great "recommended listening" section at the end! Book

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Ajay Heble & Rob WallacePeople Get Ready – The Future Of Jazz Is Now ... Book
Duke, 2013. New Copy ... $5.99 26.95
The future of jazz is now, even if it's in the past – as the editors here bring together a selection of essays that document the forward-thinking movements in jazz from the mid 60s onwards – some of which are only getting full appreciation all these many years later! There's a nice variety of subjects from an equally nice variety of writers – and essays include "Jeanne Lee's Voice" by Eric Porter, "Days Of Bread & Roses" by Mark Ribot, "Experimental Music In The Academy In New York City" by Tamar Barzel, "The Antiquity Of The Avant Garde" by John Szwed, "Black Jazz In The Digital Age" by Greg Tate, and "Ancient To The Future" by members of the AACM, including Nicole Mitchell, Matana Roberts, Don Moye, Wadada Leo Smith, and Roscoe Mitchell. There's also a section on the "Jazz Photography Of Thomas King" – and the whole thing is 312 pages, softcover, with some black and white photographs. Book

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Paul JacksonBlack Octopus ... LP
East World (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $129.99
Rare Japanese-only session by the monster bassist of The Headhunters – a killer set that masterfully toes the line between heavy jazz funk and a looser soul jazz vibe! Paul Jackson leads a group that includes fellow Headhunter Bennie Maupin, and other jazz funk legends like Herbie Hancock, Alphonse Mouzon, Webster Lewis, and Ray Obiedo. Includes some nice vocals by Jackson, too, sweetly backed by Japanese singers Yuka Kamebuchi and Mari Kaneko. Excellent funky tunes in the best 70s Herbie Hancock tradition, especially the great "Funk Times Three", which starts with a nice break, and the cuts "Tiptoe Thru The Ghetto" and "Burning In The Heat (Of Your Love)" and the 2 part "Black Octopus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with insert! Cover has a cut corner, but is great overall.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorm Granz' Jam Session #8 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
An early Norm Granz production, before they were issued under the JATP moniker, though basically the same idea. In fact, this set would later get repackaged as a JATP side. As you'd expect, it's an all star cast, with a group that includes Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Buddy Rich. Side one is a blowing session entitled "Jam Blues" and side two is the "Ballad Medley" stringing together bits of "Tenderly", "I've Got The World On A String", "What's New", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good","Don't Blame Me", "Imagination", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Body & Soul" and "She's Funny That Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some faded marker, clear tape on the seams and spine, some aging, and pen on back.)

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Jazz CrusadersHeat Wave ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Nothing fancy – but some great short little soul jazz numbers that show The Jazz Crusaders grooving at their early best! The tenor of Wilton Felder, trombone of Wayne Henderson, and piano of Joe Sample really carry the set – and the album's got some great originals that include "Purple Onion", "Stix March", "Some Samba", "Close Shave", and "Free Sample". Also includes a nice reading of John Barry's "Theme From The L Shaped Room" and Les McCann's "Sassy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some pen.)

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

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

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✨✧ Hubert LawsLaws Of Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Massive early work from Hubert Laws – and a set that really shows some more the more Latin and soul sides of his talents! Tracks here have a tight punch throughout – with some great New York 60s rhythms that feature a young Chick (then called "Armando") Corea on piano, then a much more Latin-tinged player – vamping, stomping, and grooving alongside Hubert's lead lines on flute! The rest of the group includes Richard Davis on bass and Bobby Thomas on drums – and the tunes are as groovy as they sound – with titles that include "Bimbe Blue", "Miss Thing", "All Soul", and "Black Eyed Peas & Rice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a small bit of splitting on the top seam, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeBlack Coffee (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Decca/MCA (Japan), 1953/1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A pivotal album in the career of Peggy Lee, and one that marked her turning from a singer of pop and swing material, to a sensitive interpreter of jazz material. The album's one of the best-ever by Peggy, and features the kind of material that's not easy to find amidst the bulk of her pop-oriented work – a moving set of ballads and torchy numbers, recorded in small-combo fashion, in a style that's similar to some of Chris Connor's later Bethlehem work. The combo includes Cootie Chesterfield on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Max Wayne on bass, and Ed Shaughnessy on drums. A real treasure – with titles like "A Woman Alone With The Blues", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Easy Living", and "Black Coffee". This reissue features all 12 tracks from the full-length LP. CD

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Les Jazz ModesLes Jazz Modes ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good- ... $9.99
A haunting bit of jazz by one of the most unique groups in the business. Charlie Rouse's tenor is great, and sounds quite different than on his recordings with Monk. Gildo Mahones plays piano, and he really hits some nice moody lines that don't ever show up on his records with Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross. Julius Watkins is on french horn and Paul Chambers and Ron Jefferson round out the rhythm section, and the group is augmented here with hart and soprano voice. Includes "Strange Tale", "Garden Delights", "Idle Evening", "Blue Modes", and "Town & Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some surface noise. Cover has small seam splits and a bit of pen on back.)

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O'Donel LevyBlack Velvet ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A stone laidback set from O'Donel Levy – one of the greatest soul jazz guitarists of the 70s, and a player who sounds fresher and fresher to us over the years! This album's a bit more laidback than some of Levy's other sets for Groove Merchant – with larger arrangements that feature Charles Covington on electric piano and organ, Fats Theus on tenor and flute, and Billy Skinner on trumpet – but the approach actually works well, as the slow-moving tracks trip out over a lot of space, giving O'Donel plenty of room to craft his uniquely spacious and chromatic solos. Titles include versions of "Watch What Happens", "Love Story", "Call Me", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time", plus the originals "Granny" and "Nature's Child", both of which have a nice little groove! CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis & The Gentlemen Of Jazz Volume 2 ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Ramsey and the trio are on the front in tuxedoes, top hats, and tails – but the overall sound of the record is much more in keeping with their soul jazz grooves of the late 50s – not necessarily gentlemanly, but with a worldly appreciation for a variety of styles of music, and perhaps a bit more of a flowery touch than in later years. Titles include "Black Is The Color", "Brother John", "Seven Valleys", "Delilah", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s orange label pressing. Note: Cover appears to be autographed by Redd Holt! Cover has a light bump in one corner.)

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Jack McDuffLive At The Jazz Workshop ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A killer diller of a live set from Brother Jack McDuff – a cut that burns with energy that almost beats his studio 60s classics for Prestige! The group is one of Jack's best ever – a lineup that includes the twin tenors of Red Holloway and Harold Vick, plus incredibly sharp guitar from a young George Benson, and some of the most unique soul jazz drum work you'll ever hear – courtesy of the amazing Joe Dukes. Despite their individual strengths, which might make this whole thing an ego-fest – all players fit perfectly into place on the album's hard wailing batch of groovers, and groove together with a sympathetic energy that's simply amazing! Titles include a great remake of "Jive Samba", plus "Dink's Blues", "Grease Monkey", "Passing Through", and "Vas Dis". This is the kind of thing live recording equipment was made for! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a peel spot on the top corner, seam splitting and some pen on the back.)

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Jimmy McGriffBlack & Blues ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
An unusual double-length album for Jimmy McGriff – released during his funkier years at the Groove Merchant label, but with a gritty sort of sound that takes us back to his first few records on Sue in the 60s! The "blues" in the title is definitely well-chosen – as the tracks here are long, lean, and drawn out – blues-drenched soul jazz played by a small combo that includes Larry Frazier on guitar, Rudy Johnson on tenor, and Saint Jenkins on drums – plus Gerry Jemmott on electric bass, adding a bit more vamp to the background than usual. There's a very earthy feel to most numbers – almost improvised jams at times, at least on the tracks that are credited to McGriff as the writer. Titles include "Blue Groove (parts 1 & 2)", "Blues For A Broken Down Funky Old Bus", "Bahama", "Mack The Knife", "Harp-er", "Mocha", "Hey Mrs Jones", "Amen", and "Penthouse Serenade". CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanFat Jazz ... LP
Jubilee, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Early pre-Blue Note hardbop by Jackie McLean – and one of the few recordings to feature his sextet with Ray Draper! Draper was a real legend in late 50s jazz – a tuba (?) player, believe it or not, with a sound that was dark, brooding, and very modern – very unlike you'd expect from the instrument. This album has the same rich quality as the session Draper recorded with Coltrane in the same period – and it also features 2 of his amazing compositions, "Filide" and "Two Sons". As for the rest of the group, Webster Young plays coronet, Gil Coggins plays piano, and George Tucker's on drums – and other titles include "Millie's Pad", "Tune Up", and "What Good Am I Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with colored spiked logo and deep groove!)

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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 – and trace an evolution of the MJQ style from initial more composed renditions of bop and modern jazz, to some of the more ambitious colors and tones of the Lewis-penned songbook. Titles include longish readings of "Django" and "La Ronde Suite", plus "Milano", "But Not For Me", "The Queen's Fancy", and "Delaunay's Dilemma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NYC pressing with RVG/AB etch. Cover has light surface wear and some aging.)
Also available Django (20 bit remaster) ... CD 4.99

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band – Live At The Olympia, Paris 1960 ... CD
Gambit (Spain), Early 60s. Used 2CDs ... $13.99
2 great Paris live sets from Gerry Mulligan – with his Concert Jazz Band at L'Olympia in 1960 – followed by a 1962 quartet set at the same venue serving as bonus tracks! The 11 titles on the first CD and the first titles on the second CD are culled from the 1960 set – a tight affair with great solo work from a larger group of players – which includes Don Ferrara and Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Willie Dennis and Alan Raph on trombone, Bob Donovan and Gene Quill on alto, Jim Reider and Zoot Sims on tenor, Buddy Clark on bass and Mel Lewis on drums. A real triumph! Titles include "You Took Advantage Of Me", "Black Nightgown", "Body And Soul", "Barbara's Theme", "Apple Core", "Out Of This World", "Go Home", "I'm Gonna Go Fishing", "Blueport" and more! The second CD is closed out by a 1962 set by the the Gerry Mulligan Quartet – originally released as the LP Gerry Mulligan & His Quartet Live At The Olympia Theatre 1962! The tracks are long, and the setting fluid – as Gerry plays baritone on most tracks, but piano on a couple; and Bob Brookmeyer does the same, taking a break from valve trombone to play piano for one track as well. Rhythm is by the team of Bill Crow on bass and Gus Johnson on drums – and titles include "Spring Is Sprung", "Five Brothers", "Subterranean Blues", "Blue Port", and "Utter Chaos". More than 2 1/2 hours of music on 2CDs! CD
(Out of print.)

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Gerry MulliganParis Concert (Pacific Jazz) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good ... $9.99
US issue of some of Gerry's classic Vogue recordings, done in Paris in 1954 with a quartet that featured Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Isola on drums. This is Gerry at the height of his powers, and playing classic piano-less material with supberb accompaniment by Brookmeyer. Tracks include a number of originals, including "Utter Chaos", "Five Brothers", and "Walkin' Shoes", plus others like "Bernies Tune", "Come Out Wherever You Are", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Laura". Cover has some wear and aging, with a mostly split bottom seam.)

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Ken NordineSon Of Word Jazz ... LP
Dot, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Nice one! This is Ken Nordine's follow-up to his highly successful Word Jazz album, and it's another crazy batch of jazz-meets-beat poetry-meets-goofy stuff. Ken Nordine's wit is razor sharp as usual, and the tracks include "The Bullfighter", "Junk Man", "Looking At Numbers", and "Outer Space". Like taking drugs without the hassle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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Hesiquio RamosJazz Popular ... LP
Cisne (Mexico), Early 60s. Good+ ... $4.99
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(Black label pressing. Cover has edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Della ReeseBlack Is Beautiful ... LP
Avco, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A pretty darn hip album from Della Reese – certainly her funkiest, with a strong mixture of soul and jazz that reminds us a lot of some of the Esther Philips albums on Kudu. Arrangements are by Peter Myers and Bobby Bryant, with "sweetening arrangements" by Sammy Lowe, who we assume to be the really strong talent behind the set. Features versions of "Comment", "Compared To What", "Choice Of Colors", "Cycles", and "Proud Mary". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wanda RobinsonBlack Ivory ... LP
Perception, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Wanda Robinson was one of the first hip, black, female poets to set righteous words to funky music – and this album is one of her two classic sides for the Perception label from the early 70s. The format is spoken word over funky instrumentals – and backing is by Patrick Adams, James Moody, and others, mixing jazz, soul, and funk conceptions to fit the mood of each of Wanda's tracks on the set. The titles should give you a good flavor of the material – as the set includes "The First Time I Saw Loneliness", "The Great American Passtime", "Parting Is Such", "Tragedy No 456", "A Black Oriented Love Poem", "Instant Replay", "The Trouble With Dreams", and "Grooving". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original booklet cover.)

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Sonny RollinsOur Man In Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $19.99
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums ever, and a totally inspired, totally non-stop freewheeling live set, recorded with Don Cherry, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins! Working on long tracks in an unfettered setting, Rollins' hits one of those rare moments of genius where he can turn his solo over and over again – never losing interest, and always opening up new territory – at a level that easily matches the oft-made claim that he's one of the greatest tenor talents ever on the tenor sax! The album features only 3 long tracks, all dominated by masterful work by Rollins – and titles include "Oleo", "Dearly Beloved", and "Doxy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove – a nice copy! Label has a small bit of pen, but cover is great.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-StarsJazz Structures ... LP
Philips, 1960. Very Good ... $4.99
An unusual album from the west coast scene of the 60s – recorded under the name of the Lighthouse All Stars, but featuring arrangements and compositions by Bob Cooper – who was the real driving force behind the set. Conte Candoli's in the group on trumpet – and other players include Buddy Colette and Bud Shank on alto and flute, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Victor Feldman on vibes and percussion, Stan Levey on drums, and Cooper himself on tenor. The overall sound is relatively tightly constrained, in a "jazz suite" mode – but there's plenty of room for solo space on the set, and Cooper's writing is as fluid as his ability is strong to bring these players together as conductor. The set's got a really great feel that gets way past some of the more academic west coast work of its sort – with a lot more soul than you'd expect. Titles include "Rain Blues", "Genesis (pt II)", "Architectonics", "Directional Suite", and "The Worker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Gene RussellNew Direction (clear with black swirl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... On June 20, 2020
Sweet funky jazz from pianist Gene Russell – one of the hippest albums he ever recorded! Russell's a pianist with a wonderfully fluid touch – used here to near perfection in a small combo date that really stands out from most of his other albums – just the kind of effort we'd have to expect at the time, given that Gene was the head of the Black Jazz label! The sound is acoustic, but has a definite sense of electricity to Russell's phrasing on the piano – a bit like work from Vince Guaraldi from the time, when he was shifting between acoustic and electric – as if the latter instrument held on and helped shape the acoustic sound. The rest of the group features Henry Franklin on bass, Steve Glover on drums, and Tony William on congas – and the groove is kind of a soulful extrapolation of a core piano trio vibe – 60s soul jazz taken to hipper 70s territory. Titles include a great cover of "Listen Here", plus "Black Orchid", "Hitting the Jug", "Making Bread", and a version of "Silver's Serenade". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, June 21. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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George RussellJazz Workshop ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good- ... $24.99
Very hip early work from George Russell – a set that's maybe not as high-concept as some of his later records, but which still has a strikingly modern vibe! Russell's trying out some of his new tonal ideas here – and has a group that's very well-chosen for the project – with Art Farmer on trumpet, Hal McKusick on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar – all players with just the right sort of color in their tone, able to illustrate George's ideas but still bring a bit of personality to the mix as well. Titles are mostly originals, written with slight touches of whimsy, but less of the indulgence on that front as you'd hear on west coast material – and tracks include "Witch Hunt", "The Sad Sargeant", "Ballad Of Hix Blewitt", "Knights of The Steamtable", "Jack's Blues", and "Night Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, in a red tinted cover. 1S/1S stampers. Cover has some wear.)

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Pharoah SandersBlack Unity ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1971. Used ... $11.99
A righteous cover, a righteous title, and a righteous little session that features one long song that spans the entire length of the album! "Black Unity" may well be Pharoah Sanders' freest expression on record to date – but it's also still got all the hallmarks of his best moments on Impulse – especially the tighter rhythmic focus that always makes his work so compelling – and which has kept his legacy fresh for generations and generations of new jazz listeners! The group here is wonderfully put together – with Joe Bonner on piano, Carlos Carnett on tenor, Marvin Hannibal Peterson on trumpet, Cecil McBee and Stanley Clarke on basses, and Norman Connors and Billy Hart on drums – all with plenty of space to stretch out, open up, and really do their thing! In contrast to some of the totally free work coming out of the European scene during the same stretch – especially that by American players overseas – the album's a great reminder that rhythm in jazz is always a key component – as Pharoah finds a way to make things swing, even at unexpected moments! CD
(Out of print, slight mark through barcode & radio call letters in marker on digipack cover.)

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersThembi/Black Unity ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1971/1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Spiritual jazz genius – two Pharoah Sanders albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Thembi – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very nicely soulful approach to a few of the numbers, and Michael White, whose spiritual consciousness is still a bit rough-hewn and personal at this point. The record oddly shifts mood from track to track – going from the mellow soul of "Astral Traveling", into the loud free jazz of "Red Black & Green", to the modal grooving of "Thembi", and into the spiritual joy of "Love" and "Bailophone Dance" – all of which makes for a really wonderful album, one of Pharoah's strongest statements of the time! Black Unity is a record with a righteous cover, a righteous title, and a righteous little session that features one long song that spans the entire length of the album! "Black Unity" may well be Pharoah Sanders' freest expression on record to date – but it's also still got all the hallmarks of his best moments on Impulse – especially the tighter rhythmic focus that always makes his work so compelling – and which has kept his legacy fresh for generations and generations of new jazz listeners! The group here is wonderfully put together – with Joe Bonner on piano, Carlos Carnett on tenor, Marvin Hannibal Peterson on trumpet, Cecil McBee and Stanley Clarke on basses, and Norman Connors and Billy Hart on drums – all with plenty of space to stretch out, open up, and really do their thing! In contrast to some of the totally free work coming out of the European scene during the same stretch – especially that by American players overseas – the album's a great reminder that rhythm in jazz is always a key component – as Pharoah finds a way to make things swing, even at unexpected moments! CD

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Lalo SchifrinBlack Widow ... LP
CTI, 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Funky 70s work from film score maestro Lalo Schifrin – served up with a bit of a disco twist, and plenty of the electric jazz funk elements that were showing up in his soundtracks at the time! Lalo's on keyboards, playing a cool host of electric ones that give the record a nice spacey sound over the top of the funky arrangements – and there's plenty of nice guitar work – either by Eric Gale or John Tropea – which gives the cuts some nice choppy funky bits that drive them a bit harder than you might expect! Titles include an amazing funk remake of "Quiet Village", plus "Dragonfly", "Black Widow", "Baia", "Turning Point", and a version of the "Jaws" theme! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Raymond Scott with Dorothy Collins & Mel TormeJingle Workshop – Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951 to 1965 (2019 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99
A really cool side of work from the enigmatic Raymond Scott – the legendary midcentury figure who did a wealth of creative work in jazz, soundtrack, and electronic music fields! Turns out, Scott also recorded a heck of a lot of commercials in his studio – all in ways that embrace all the many modes that Raymond did so well – a good number of which also feature lead vocals from his wife Dorothy Collins – a great recording star in her own right! The songs here are all pretty darn short – usually just a minute or less – but the set features a whopping 82 numbers in all, and is a fantastic representation of this lost side of the Raymond Scott legacy – all packaged beautifully with plenty of notes, and sound quality strong enough to move this material way past the demo archive status. Includes ads and jingles for a wide variety of products – from Hamm's Beer, to RCA TV, Gold Medal Flower, Teryton Cigarettes, Krystal Hamburgers, Sprite soda, Revlon Hair Spray, and other big products for the 50s homemaker! Also includes a few rare jingles sung by Mel Torme, too. CD
(Limited to 350 copies – in a hardbound style book!)

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Paul SeversonJazz By Paul Severson ... LP
Replica, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An extremely interesting Chicago jazz relic, and one with ties to the same scene that produced the Sun Ra Arkestra. In the 1959 film The Cry Of Jazz, Ra & the group play a soundtrack that supposedly includes a number of original tracks written by Chicago's black jazz musicians. The film is an extended diatribe about the superiority of black influence in jazz, and it goes to great lengths to offer some examples of black jazz music. Well, oddly enough, one of the main tracks in the film, narrated by an individual who is the arranger for Severson, is the haunting "Lela", which is on this record, but credited to white pianist Eddie Higgins. The track's a beautiful one, and it's played here with the same sad quality as in the film – by a great group that includes Hobart Grimes, Warren Kime, Kenny Soderblom, Paul Severson, and Eddie Higgins. There's a few other nice originals – like "Turnabout" and "Nothing But Warren" – and most tracks have a fairly tightly arranged style. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear, small splits on the top & bottom seams, and a sticker spot.)

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Dave ThompsonGoldmine Jazz Album Price Guide – 3rd Edition ... Book
Goldmine, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 27.99
An overstuffed edition of the Goldmine Jazz Price Guide – filled with great information! First off – forget the prices in this one, because we hate price guides, and we don't suggest that they actually have any correspondence to the real world – because people buy records at all different prices, for different reasons. HOWEVER, this is a great little book filled with useful data on jazz releases – and we find it to be an excellent resource when we need to look up details of work by specific artists – maybe more like a discography than an actual guide to pricing records. The book does have some holes and mistakes – but there's a heck of a lot of useful information in here, especially if you have questions like "What year did that come out?", "What label was that on?", "Which record was first in his career?" We're surprised at how many listings we can find for key albums – and the book's especially helpful for figuring out releases that seem to have a sly history of reappearing on the market! There's also a helpful section on different jazz labels and pressings, and the book is 506 pages, softcover, with lots of black and white illustrations – and listings for over 40,000 titles! Book

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Charlie VenturaPlays Hi Fi Jazz ... LP
Tops, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the spine.)

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Leo Wright, Baby Douglas, Candy Green, etcEchoes From The Prague Jazz Festival 1964 ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Rare work from Leo Wright – who plays alto sax on two cuts. Two more cuts feature vocals from Baby Douglas, one more features singing from Candy Green, and Douglas also leads the Black Jazz In Europe band on other cuts – which also features Kenny Drew on piano, Lou Bennet on organ, Roland Haynes on bass, and Fred Braceful on drums. Titles include "Dobbin The Red Fox", "Yesterdays", "My Blues", "Blues For Festival", and "Sonnymoon For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape, save for some light laminate peeling in one bottom corner.)

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VariousBlack Gold – Samples, Breaks, & Rare Groove From The Chess Records Archives ... CD
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Incredible sounds from the Chess Records catalog – not the blues that you might know the label for, but a huge range of funk, soul, and jazz tracks from the headiest years of the 60s and 70s – a time when the Chicago scene was really turning out some incredible musical hybrids! As you'd guess from the title, all the cuts here have had a new life in recent years – thanks to samples by hip hop artists or other producers – but the original grooves are even better than the tracks that used them, and come together here to make one of the most mindblowing collections of Chess material we've ever heard! The package is nicely heavy on sounds from the Cadet/Concept years of the label – with more than a few contributions from producers Charles Stepney and Richard Evans – and the package features 42 wonderful tracks – including "Fonky Thang Diamon Ring" by The Dells, "Windmills Of Your Mind" by Dorothy Ashby, "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun" by Rotary Connection, "Jelly Jam" by Jack McDuff, "The Getaway" by Alvin Cash, "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler, "Cross Country" by Archie Whitewater, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Inside Out" by American Gypsy, "Go Go Power" by Sugar Pie DeSanto, "Shake It Up" by The Vibrations, "Up Above The Rock" by Ray Bryant, "Bad Moon Rising" by Bo Diddley, "Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Be Do Da Day" by Eddie Fisher, "Humpin Bumpin & Thumpin" by Andre Williams, "Who Got The Number" by Pigmeat Markham, "Walk On By" by Jo Ann Garrett, "Chocolate Candy" by Soulful Strings, "Got To Get Your Own (7" version)" by Reuben Wilson, "Hanky's Panky (7" version)" by Shirley Scott, "Liberation Conversation" by Marlena Shaw, "Look Of Love" by Monk Higgins, and "Think About It" by Odell Brown & The Organizers. CD

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VariousJazz For Hi-Fi Lovers ... LP
Dawn, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A classic 50s album issued to appeal to the hi-fi crowd, but one that's a lot hipper than most – as the contents here aren't bachelor pad easy listening, and instead feature gems from the legendary modern jazz label, Dawn Records! Dawn always had an ear for unusual settings, formations of players, and unconventional expressions in jazz – modes that always make their music a bit different than work from Blue Note, Prestige, or other bigger 50s labels – even when the same players are involved. Titles include "Loose Wig" by Randy Weston, "Not So Sleepy" by Mat Mathews, "Catch Her" by Les Modes, "Darn That Dream" by Alex Smith, "Bye Ya" by Zoot Sims, "Suitcase" by Gene Roland Octet, "Start Here" by Paul Quinichette, and "If I'm Lucky" by Dick Garcia with Gene Quill. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousJazz Scene At ABC Paramount ... LP
ABC, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
A cool collection of work from the mid 50s jazz years at ABC – one put together as an introduction to the label, and which features some of the best tunes from the time! There's some mighty hip work on here – including "Night In Tunisia" by Vinnie Burke's String Jazz Quartet, "Reminiscent Blues" by Urbie Green, "Walkin" by Jackie & Roy, "Last Night When We Were Young" by Jimmy Raney, "I'm Beginning To See The Light" by Don Elliott, "Speculation" from Oscar Pettiford, "Stockholm Sweetnin" by Quincy Jones, "Quicker Blues" by Zoot Sims, and "The Peanut Vendor" by Candido. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing with deep groove.)

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VariousOn Mike! – 24 Jazz Groups ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1950s/Early 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Black & silver label pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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✨✧ VariousWelcome To The Basement – A Spicy Mixture From Black & Latin America ... CD
Brown Sugar (Germany), 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Don't let the Euro-looking guys on the cover put you off, because this is one massively soulful set – filled with jazzy grooves that are mostly from the good ol' US of A! Most of the work here is from the super-deep Fantasy Records catalog – and much of it is from the 70s too – pulled from that great time when Fantasy labels were mixing up a variety of different influences with older soul jazz modes – touches of Brazilian and Latin rhythms, heavy styles of funk, and even some deeper soul too. CD features 17 tracks in all – including "Welcome To The Basement" by Merl Saunders, "You're So Vain" by David Axelrod, "Goodbye So Long" by Funk Inc, "From The Bottom" by Bobby Timmons, "Boogalooin" by Charles Kynard, "The Riot" by Ed Bogas, "Escravos De Jo" by Dom Um Romao, "Milestones" by Mark Murphy, "Scarborough Street Fair" by Merl Saunders, "Agua Dulce" by Cal Tjader, "Forever & A Day" by Mel & Tim, and "Aye Ma Ma" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousYou Need This – An Introduction To Black Saint & Soul Note Records 1975 to 1985 (3LP set) ... LP
Black Saint/BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.99
A tremendous look at one of the coolest jazz labels of all time – and one that has an especially strong focus on the more spiritual side of its music! The paired Black Saint and Soul Note labels came along from the Italian scene right at a time when so many other American companies were shutting their doors – former spiritual jazz powerhouses like Strata East, Impulse, and Black Jazz were moving beyond the music, or disappearing entirely – which made the role of Black Saint/Soul Note such a crucial one! The company came into the game at a time of boundless creativity in American jazz – and really captured a post-Coltrane generation that was brimming over with fire and new ideas, but just needed a place to find expression – which it did at the label, who recorded dozens of albums in the space of less than a decade, nearly all of which have gone onto become classics over the years. And while there's a side of the label that's much more free jazz and avant garde, the cuts here reflect a Black Saint/Soul Note that's just slightly inside – tunes that are still freewheeling, but also have a rhythmic core – and the kinds of open, soaring solos that were first inspired in the 60s generation of Coltrane and Shepp. The choice of cuts is great – similar to the others in the If Music series – and titles include "Mr Seven" by M'Booom, "Joycie Girl" by Don Pullen with Sam Rivers, "Il Giro Del Giorno In 80 Mondi" by Enrico Rava, "Oasis" by Hamiet Bluiett, "Confessin" by John Stubblefield, "Joobubie" by George Adams & Dannie Richmond, "Verde Que Eu Te Quero Ver" by Rava String Band, "Down Home In New York" by Archie Shepp, "BK" by Air, and "The Nagual Julian" by Billy Bang Sextet. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Message To Our Folks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A the time they were taking Paris by storm, the Art Ensemble recorded this brilliant message to folks everywhere – one of their best early albums, and a landmark in Chicago avant garde jazz! The record features the group at their best – playing very tightly, but also with a sense of whimsy and imagination. Side two features the extended track "A Brain For The Seine", a real classic by the band – and side one features versions of "Dexterity" and "Old Time Religion", plus the Roscoe Mitchell composition "Rock Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roy AyersRed Black & Green ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal early funk work from Roy Ayers! The record catches him at that perfect point when he was turning from a straight jazz player into a sinister force in 70s funk – and the group on the session includes super-hip soul jazz giants like Charles Tolliver, Sonny Fortune, and Harry Whitaker, running through short hip soul tracks that were very different than the style of music they were laying out on albums of their own. Roy's on organ, piano, vibes, and vocals – and he also handles the arrangements, with extra help on strings by William S Fischer, whose usual dark touches come across very well here. The album features some great soul covers – like "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Day Dreaming" – plus the original tracks "Cocoa Butter", "Rhythms of Your Mind", and "Red Black & Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some light aging, but vinyl is nice.)

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✨✧ Nat BirchallLive In Larissa – Divine Harmony In Duende Jazz Bar ... LP
Sound Soul & Spirit/Parafono (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime live sounds from the great Nat Birchall – one of the most spiritual jazzmen currently working today! The set has Nat and his quintet really stretching out – playing his own great compositions, plus some Impulse and Strata East classics too – all at an open, searching, constantly creative level that really lives up to their inspiration from the Coltrane generation! Nat himself plays tenor and soprano sax – and the group features piano, vibes, bass, and drums – plus a bit of bells as well. The whole thing's very spiritual – like some lost Strata set from the 70s – and titles include remakes of Clifford Jordan's "John Coltrane" and Alice Coltrane's "Journey In Satchidananda" – plus the tracks "Sacred Dimension", "The Black Ark", "Return To Ithaca", and "Divine Harmony". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Donald ByrdBlack Byrd (SACD multi-channel) ... CD
Blue Note/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album – Donald Byrd's first session with producer Larry Mizell, the man who went onto forever change the face of jazz funk! After rumbling around for a few years attempting electric styles that really didn't fit his mode, Donald wisely hooked up with Larry, and hit a groove here that would carry him for many many years. The album's a masterpiece of soul – heavy production with great keyboards, creating a nice set of grooves that let Byrd solo over the top, sounding better than he had in years! Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Flight Time", "Sky High", "Black Byrd", "Slop Jar Blues", "Mr Thomas", and the prophetically-titled "Where Are We Going?" CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)
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✨✧ Willis Jackson & Groove HolmesDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Live On Stage ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really smoking reunion of 2 key figures from the Prestige soul jazz era of the 60s – caught live on stage at the start of the 80s, but working with a depth and soulfulness that takes us back to their classic years! The format here is loose and free – very spontaneous, and very much in the kind of small club sort of groove that Jackson and Holmes delivered with perfection in the 60s. The group's a quartet with guitar and drums added into the mix – but the main voices are clearly Groove's on Hammond and Jackson on tenor – and we have to say that for the time, we've hardly heard Willis play better, because his tone here easily matches, if not betters, that of his best sessions for Muse. Tracks are all longish, and the CD adds in 3 bonus tracks not on the original album – with a total of 8 titles that include "Y'Understand Me", "More", "Satin Doll", "Body & Soul", "The Head Tune", "The Man I Love", and "Bar Wars". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz BonfaBlack Orpheus – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the all time great ones! This mad bit of music was composed for the film by Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and it's a crazy mix of batucada, samba, and a bit of bossa nova. The soundtrack takes all of the musical bits, and it mixes them up into an insane collage of sound effects, speaking, and music. It sounds incredible, and it's even more spooky than the movie. With loads of classics that you'll recognize – but done in a crazy crazy way – like "Felicidade", "O Nosso Amor", and "Manha De Carnaval". Plus, this CD also includes a 13-minute medley of tracks from the score, performed by Bola Sete at the 1966 Monterey Jazz Fest! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetConcorde ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Even at this early point in their career, the Modern Jazz Quartet were plenty proud of their relation to and reception in Paris – almost rubbing their international fame in the faces of other American combos with the title and cover of this record! The set's still got the quartet at their crisp early best – before any of the sometimes too academic or too serious tones of later sides – and tracks are mostly shortish, ringing out with especially nice vibes from Milt Jackson. Titles include an early reading of the title cut "Concorde", plus an extended "Gershwin Medley", and the tracks "All Of You", "I'll Remember April", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "Ralph's New Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label 50th Street NYC pressing with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has a vintage shop sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) (2nd cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wes Montgomery's first album as a leader – a relatively obscure set that has him playing in a trio with Indianapolis bandmates Mel Rhyne on organ and Paul Parker on drums – a mode that strongly recalls Montgomery's roots in the Indy scene at the time! If you only know the later, famous Wes Montgomery with bigger charts, you'll be surprised to hear him here in a cooking little combo – the kind of group that made Mel Rhyne a local Hammond hero in Indy, although it seemed to take decades for him to get any sort of larger recognition. The groove is straight and simple, but the real charm is Wes' chromatic lines on guitar – already quite distinctive among his contemporaries, and allowed ample room to express their voice in this setting. Titles include "Ecorah", "Missile Blues", "Too Late Now", "Jingles", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove! Cover has a silver bar over the Riverside logo at the top – but the rest is great.)

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✨✧ David MurrayComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note Vol 3 (Interboogieology/Live At Sweet Basil 1 & 2/Children/Southern Bells/The Healers) (6CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s. Used 6 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from a hugely productive period in the life of saxophonist David Murray – so much so that this is the third volume of his wonderful recordings for the Black Saint/Soul Note label – and there's no dip at all in the quality of the music! Murray was awash in new ideas at this time – and the label gave him freedom to try out so many different formats for his music – which allowed David to really deliver on the promise he first brought to jazz during the New York loft jazz years of the 70s. Albums include The Healers – a beautiful set of duets with pianist Randy Weston; Live At Sweet Basil Vols 1 & 2 – which features Murray's ultra-hip large ensemble, with Steve Coleman, Craig Harris, Olu Darla, Baikida Carroll, Butch Morris, and Fred Hopkins; Children – an unusual date with James Blood Ulmer on guitar and Don Pullen on piano; Interboogieology – which features Butch Morris on cornet and Johnny Dyani on bass; and the Southern Bell album by the Clarinet Summit – which features Murray, Alvin Batiste, John Carter, and Jimmy Hamilton. Each album comes packaged in a tiny LP-styled sleeve, too! CD

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✨✧ Sun RaComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings (Reflections In Blue/Hours After/Mayan Temples/Tribute To Stuff Smith) (4CD box set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), Mid 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great run of 80s work from Sun Ra – and some of his best-known records from the time! First up is Reflections In Blue – a later classic from Sun Ra – a record that bears one of his most beautiful cover shots ever! The record's got a wonderfully tight feel – a sound that's often not as out as Saturn sides, and which shows Ra's ability to lead a larger ensemble with a very complex sound – drawing on Ellingtonish roots, but inflecting them with his own space-tuned sensibilities! Players include Tyrone Hill on trombone, Pat Patrick on alto and clarinet, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and clarinet, and James Jacson on bassoon and african drums – and Ra himself plays synth as well as piano. Titles include "Yesterdays", "Say It Isn't So", and the originals "State Street Chicago" and "Reflections In Blue". Hours After is a strange little late record from Sun Ra – late night, soulful and bluesy, with a sound that's in keeping with the traditionalism of the late Arkestra! The group's an all-star one – Pat Patrick, Danny Thompson, Marshall Allen, and John Gilmore – and Ra sings a bit on the session. Side B of the session steps out a bit more from the first side – which is the more traditional one – and Ra plays a bit of synthesizer, in a 70s avant kind of mode. Titles include "Dance Of The Extra Terrestrians", "Love On A Far Away Planet", "Hours After", and "Beautiful Love". Mayan Temples is a studio set recorded in Italy in 1990, and one that draws strongly from the tightening of tradition the Arkestra experienced in the 80s – working at a time of some of their greatest acceptance by jazz audiences worldwide, and able to express themselves fully in a range of different modes! The sense of tone and timing here is beautiful – almost Ellington-like at points, but still with a decidedly Sun Ra-like quality – and players on the date include Michael Ray and Ahmed Abdullah on trumpets, John Gilmore on tenor, Noel Scott and Marshall Allen on alto sax, and Tyrone Hill on trombone – and June Tyson also sings just a bit on the set. Ra plays both piano and synth, and titles include "Alone Together", "Discipline 1", "Sunset On The River Nile", "El Is The Sound Of Joy", "I'll Never Be The Same", "Theme On The Stargazers", and "Opus In Springtime". A double-length set too – nearly 80 minutes of music! Last up is A Tribute To Stuff Smith – an unusual session that features Billy Bang on violin, Andrew Cyrille on drums, and Sun Ra on piano – all in tribute to legendary violinist Stuff Smith. CD

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✨✧ Lou RawlsBlack & Blue ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the first truly great Lou Rawls album for Capitol – an all-out swinging jazz session done with arrangements by Onzy Matthews, in a mode that firmly helped put the Lou Rawls sound on the map! The tracks are mostly older numbers from a long lineage of blues and R&B – but with hipper 60s touches by Matthews in the backings, Lou really swings the work into a whole new territory – moving older, clunky compositions into more adult, more mature modes that aren't nearly as sad or downtrodden as their roots! Titles include "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water", "Roll Em Pete", "Kansas City", "World Of Trouble", "Trouble In Mind", "Strange Fruit", and "Six Cold Feet Of Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Rita Reys with Wessel Ilken & Jazz MessengersCool Voice Of Rita Reys (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In the immediate post-war years, the Dutch jazz scene was one of the first to emerge with a sophisticated understanding of the American jazz form. Rita Reys was one of the country's leading talents in this respect, and she had a wonderfully cool vocal style that was similar to American singers like June Christy or Chris Connor. This album from 1956 has her fronting 2 different groups – one the legendary Wessel Ilcken Combo, the other an early version of The Jazz Messengers, featuring Horace Silver and Hank Mobley. The Jazz Messengers sides were apparently recorded in New York, and the Ilcken sides are of Dutch origin. Both are great – and titles include "I Should Care", "It's Alright With Me", "Old Black Magic", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label 6 eye pressing with deep groove! Cover has a small bit of tape on the top seam, but is nice overall.)
 
 
 



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