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✨✧ Calvin KeysFull Court Press (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Olive Branch/Tidal Waves, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 30.99
Great 80s work from guitarist Calvin Keys – material that's different than his earlier sides for the Black Jazz label – and which shows Calvin really changing up his sound for the following decade! There's a slightly more inside feel to the recording, but the set's still dripping with soul – warm rhythms that provide a perfect foil for Calvin's open lines on guitar, played with even more deftness than we remember. Other elements include keyboards, percussion, and vocals on one track from Maxayn Lewis, who also sings a bit of backup too – and titles include the smooth groovers "Dantu" and "Love In Your Eyes", plus "Full Court Press", "Growing Pains", and "Bus Scene". LP, Vinyl record album

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Calvin KeysProceed With Caution (black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
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 Lightsey on electric piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Oscar Brashear 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Calvin KeysShawn-Neeq ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
A stone classic on the Black Jazz label – and one of the most unique guitar albums ever! We're not sure what the title meant originally – but over the past few decades, it's come to stand for some heavy heavy guitar work from the legendary Calvin Keys – a record that's really stood the test of the time, continually rediscovered by new generations of diggers! Keys has a very unique touch here – a mix of open chords and tighter lines – beautifully wrapping up a history of soul jazz guitar that stretches back to the early 60s – then propelling things forward with loads of righteous 70s spiritual jazz energy. The set also features loads of sweet keyboards – played by Larry Nash, and mixed with flute and "hose-a-phone" from Owen Marshall – set to grooves from Lawrence Evans on bass and Bob Braye on drums. A stone classic from the Black Jazz label – and titles include "Gee Gee", "BK.", "BE", and "Shawn-Neeq". CD
Also available Shawn-Neeq ... LP 22.99

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Calvin KeysShawn-Neeq ... LP
Black Jazz, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
A stone classic on the Black Jazz label – and one of the most unique guitar albums ever! We're not sure what the title meant originally – but over the past few decades, it's come to stand for some heavy heavy guitar work from the legendary Calvin Keys – a record that's really stood the test of the time, continually rediscovered by new generations of diggers! Keys has a very unique touch here – a mix of open chords and tighter lines – beautifully wrapping up a history of soul jazz guitar that stretches back to the early 60s – then propelling things forward with loads of righteous 70s spiritual jazz energy. The set also features loads of sweet keyboards – played by Larry Nash, and mixed with flute and "hose-a-phone" from Owen Marshall – set to grooves from Lawrence Evans on bass and Bob Braye on drums. A stone classic from the Black Jazz label – and titles include "Gee Gee", "BK.", "BE", and "Shawn-Neeq". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shawn-Neeq ... CD 8.99

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Calvin KeysShawn-Neeq (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Jazz/P-Vine (Japan), 1971. Used ... $14.99 34.99
A stone classic on the Black Jazz label – and one of the most unique guitar albums ever! We're not sure what the title meant originally – but over the past few decades, it's come to stand for some heavy heavy guitar work from the legendary Calvin Keys – a record that's really stood the test of the time, continually rediscovered by new generations of diggers! Keys has a very unique touch here – a mix of open chords and tighter lines – beautifully wrapping up a history of soul jazz guitar that stretches back to the early 60s – then propelling things forward with loads of righteous 70s spiritual jazz energy. The set also features loads of sweet keyboards – played by Larry Nash, and mixed with flute and "hose-a-phone" from Owen Marshall – set to grooves from Lawrence Evans on bass and Bob Braye on drums. A stone classic from the Black Jazz label – and titles include "Gee Gee", "BK.", "BE", and "Shawn-Neeq". CD
(Out of print, and includes obi!)

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✨✧ Calvin KeysProceed With Caution ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Lightsey on electric piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Oscar Brashear 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
Also available Proceed With Caution (black vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Calvin KeysBlue Keys ... CD
Wide Hive, 2022. Used ... Out Of Stock
Guitarist Calvin Keys has really been going strong in recent years, but this album may well be one of the best he's given us in the past decade or so – in part because he's opened the door to some really fantastic guest work on the session! In addition to Calvin's own distinctive guitar lines, the record also features key contributions from Gary Bartz on alto, Steve Turre on trombone, Henry Franklin on bass, and Babatunde Lea on congas – all essential players who rose up in the same generation that gave us Keys' initial recordings, and who really make some great magic here when they get a chance to solo! Other players include some more familiar names from the Wide Hive scene – including Gregory Howe on organ and piano – and titles are all originals by Keys, Franklin, and Howe – with titles that include "Six To Seven", "Blue Keys", "Bk 18", "At Arrival", "Ajafika", and "Peregrines Dive". CD
(Punch through digipack barcode.)

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✨✧ Calvin KeysBlue Keys (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wide Hive, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Guitarist Calvin Keys has really been going strong in recent years, but this album may well be one of the best he's given us in the past decade or so – in part because he's opened the door to some really fantastic guest work on the session! In addition to Calvin's own distinctive guitar lines, the record also features key contributions from Gary Bartz on alto, Steve Turre on trombone, Henry Franklin on bass, and Babatunde Lea on congas – all essential players who rose up in the same generation that gave us Keys' initial recordings, and who really make some great magic here when they get a chance to solo! Other players include some more familiar names from the Wide Hive scene – including Gregory Howe on organ and piano – and titles are all originals by Keys, Franklin, and Howe – with titles that include "Six To Seven", "Blue Keys", "Bk 18", "At Arrival", "Ajafika", and "Peregrines Dive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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✨✧ Calvin KeysBlue Keys ... CD
Wide Hive, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Guitarist Calvin Keys has really been going strong in recent years, but this album may well be one of the best he's given us in the past decade or so – in part because he's opened the door to some really fantastic guest work on the session! In addition to Calvin's own distinctive guitar lines, the record also features key contributions from Gary Bartz on alto, Steve Turre on trombone, Henry Franklin on bass, and Babatunde Lea on congas – all essential players who rose up in the same generation that gave us Keys' initial recordings, and who really make some great magic here when they get a chance to solo! Other players include some more familiar names from the Wide Hive scene – including Gregory Howe on organ and piano – and titles are all originals by Keys, Franklin, and Howe – with titles that include "Six To Seven", "Blue Keys", "Bk 18", "At Arrival", "Ajafika", and "Peregrines Dive". CD
 
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Doug CarnAdams Apple ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". CD
Also available Adams Apple (black vinyl pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Doug CarnAdams Apple (black vinyl pressing) ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 23.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Adams Apple ... CD 8.99

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Phil RanelinLiving In A New Day ... CD
Wide Hive, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Warmly spiritual work from trombonist Phil Ranelin – an album that shows he hasn't missed a beat since his legendary years as part of the 70s Tribe Records scene in Detroit! The record's the first we've heard from Phil in a number of years, and the first since a near-fatal accident that almost took his life (hence the title) – but it's a session that's definitely worth the wait, as Ranelin's got a sound and soulfulness here that's totally great – a really put-together approach to his music that comes through on the very first tune! The players here include some nice surprises – such as vibist Roger Glenn, an overlooked genius from the 70s who shows up on one track – and labelmate Calvin Keys, whose guitar lines are always a great addition to any set. Other musicians include Donald Bailey on drums, Dave Matthews on piano and organ, and Matt Montgomery on bass – and titles include "Livin In A New Day", "Metamorphosis", "Naptown After Noon", "Blue Bossa", "Escapology Maximus", and "Another Kind Of Time & Place". CD also features 2 bonus alternate takes too! CD
(Punch through barcode, promo note on disc.)

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✨✧ Gene RussellTalk To My Lady ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Some of the hippest sounds we've ever heard from pianist Gene Russell – an album that features heavy use of Fender Rhodes – and a soulful, solid, rhythmic core that comes from the basslines of Henry Franklin, guitar of Calvin Keys, and drums of Ndugu Chancler! The set's one of the greatest in the legendary Black Jazz catalog – and is a perfect illustration of the righteous ways the label's players helped to update soul jazz styles of the 60s – really reworking things here with a fresh 70s vibe, and a sense of conscious energy that flows effortlessly from Russell's work on the keys! Most numbers feature added percussion, which really furthers the spirit of the session – and titles include the massive "Get Down", plus "Blues Suite", "For Heaven's Sake", "Talk to My Lady", "My Favorite Things", and "Me & Mrs Jones". CD
Also available Talk To My Lady ... LP 16.99

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Gene RussellTalk To My Lady ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 23.99
Some of the hippest sounds we've ever heard from pianist Gene Russell – an album that features heavy use of Fender Rhodes – and a soulful, solid, rhythmic core that comes from the basslines of Henry Franklin, guitar of Calvin Keys, and drums of Ndugu Chancler! The set's one of the greatest in the legendary Black Jazz catalog – and is a perfect illustration of the righteous ways the label's players helped to update soul jazz styles of the 60s – really reworking things here with a fresh 70s vibe, and a sense of conscious energy that flows effortlessly from Russell's work on the keys! Most numbers feature added percussion, which really furthers the spirit of the session – and titles include the massive "Get Down", plus "Blues Suite", "For Heaven's Sake", "Talk to My Lady", "My Favorite Things", and "Me & Mrs Jones". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Talk To My Lady ... CD 8.99

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VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature – Black Jazz Records 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his mix here really highlights the more expansively electric and rhythmically angular elements of the label's classic catalog – sounds that are clearly an inspiration for a huge number of 21st Century musicians and producer – not just Parrish himself! There's a richly spiritual vibe to the whole set – and the collection is easily one of the best presentations of the Black Jazz label we've ever heard – stunning from start to finish. Cuts include "My Favorite Things" by Gene Russell, "Those Who Chant" by Walter Bishop, "Jupiter" and "Convulsions" by The Awakening, "Trance Dance" by Doug Carn, "Time & Space" by Rudolph Johnson, "Criss Cross" and "BE" by Calvin Keys, and "Blue Bossa" by Walter Bishop Jr. CD

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✨✧ Doug CarnAdams Apple ... LP
Black Jazz, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo/quad pressing. Cover has minimal wear and aging, with a tiny split in the bottom seam.)
Also available
Adams Apple ... CD 8.99
Adams Apple (black vinyl pressing) ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ King ErrisonKing Arrives ... LP
Canyon, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent early album by King Errison – arguably his best, and a wild mixture of conga-driven tracks that draw from funk, soul, jazz, and Caribbean sources! Players include Preston Love on saxes, George Bohannon on trombone, Calvin Keys and David T Walker on guitar, Wilton Felder on bass, and Benny Parks on drums – and the set grooves like a lost LA soul jazz side on Uni or Chisa, with a bit more of hard edge to it! All tracks are great – and titles include "Samba D Jubilee", "Pwalyetta", "Yesterday Is History", "Zola", "Dracula", and "Dance After the Feast". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on top, light wear on corners, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Dawan MuhammadPreachin To The Choir ... CD
Life Force Jazz, 1991/2006. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tenor saxophonist Dawan Muhammad has given us great work in a variety of settings – but this album may well be the first time we've ever heard him working alongside a Hammond organ – something he does wonderfully here in two different sessions! The first is a session from 1991 – with the mighty Calvin Keys on guitar, alongside Bobby Pierce on organ and Billy Higgins on drums – all working together in the sort of old school Hammond/tenor date that most folks were hardly recording at that point! That set features two great originals by Muhammad – "Just Before Sunrise" and "Preachin To The Choir" – next to other tracks that include "Tones For Joan's Bones", "What Me Worry", and "Mi Amor". The second session is from 15 years later, and features a different lineup – no guitar, just Tom Tonyan on Hammond and Harold Acey on drums – a trio with Muhammad that's maybe even more fluid and dynamic than the group on the first half of the record! We don't know Tonyan at all, but love his phrasing both on the keyboard and the bass pedals – and titles include a great remake of the "Love Supreme" suite, plus "Up Against The Wall", "I'll Remember You", and "We'll Be Together Again". CD

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✨✧ Greg OsbyBlack Book ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Greg Osby on alto sax and keys, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, and Bill McClellan on drums. CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD and sticker on booklet cover.)
 
 
 



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