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Wagon CookinPrimer Plato Con Cuchara ... 12-inch
Appetizers, 2001. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Cookin On 3 BurnersBaked Broiled & Fried ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Baked, broiled, or fried – it's plenty groovy all the way through – thanks to the stripped-down grooving of this combo! The group are another project from the expansive talents of Lance Ferguson – best known on our shores for his work with The Bamboos, but still sounding equally great in this group! Lance plays guitar, and other core instrumentation include Hammond organ and drums – used sparely, tightly, and in some very funky ways – and occasionally augmented by guest instrumentation that includes trombone, trumpet, flute, and tenor sax. Two tracks feature vocals, but the rest are funky instrumentals – and titles include "Keb's Bucket", "Gravel Rash", "Redback", "Cane Toad", "Pie Warmer", "The Burners Jam", "Tuesday Night Sleuth", "Feel Good Inc", "Settle The Score", and "Cook It". CD

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✨✧ Cookin On 3 BurnersSoul Messin' ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing messy here – as the Burners are tighter than ever, and bat this one out of the park with a massively funky groove! The core combo features organ, guitar, and drums – with occasional horns added from time to time – and most numbers here step off with a really badass instrumental groove that runs from mod 60s soul to gritty 70s funk, with a few jazzy riffs thrown into the mix from time to time, especially on the organ lines. Kylie Auldist brings in some deep soul vocals on two tracks – and Falcon Williams sings on two more – and the whole thing's got a lively, upbeat groove – and an all-classic sound that's like finding a pile of rare funky 45s stashed away in the back of a dusty old shop. Titles include "Cars", "Goose It Up", "Piranha", "Seen Through Your Disguise", "Soul Messin", "The Proving Grounds", "Hole In My Pocket", "This Girl", "Dog Wash", "Tokyo Saucer", "Push It Up", and "Four N Twenty". CD

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Charles EarlandCookin With The Mighty Burner ... CD
High Note, 1997. Used ... $8.99
Charles Earland on Hammond B3 organ, Eric Alexander on tenor saxophone, James Rotondi on trumpet & Bobby Durham on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Booker ErvinCookin ... CD
Savoy, 1960. Used ... $14.99
Killer stuff from Booker Ervin – and one of his first sessions as a leader! The album was recorded during a stretch when Ervin was coming into fame as a member of the Mingus group – and he's playing here with a number of Mingus-ites like Richard Williams on trumpet, Horace Parlan on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums – plus some great bass work from George Tucker – not exactly Mingus, but with a soulful undercurrent that's totally great! The record's got a hardbop groove with a modernist tinge, and it features some excellent playing by Booker that shows off both sides of his style – the deep Texas tenor roots, and some of the sharper tones he picked up with Mingus. Tracks include "Mister Wiggles", "Well Well", "Dee Da Do", and "Down in the Dumps". CD
(Out of print.)

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Booker ErvinSextet, Quintet and Quartet (Book Cooks/Cookin/That's It) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1960/1961. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Booker Ervin withn Tommy Turrentine, Booker Ervin, Zoot Sims, Tommy Flanagan, George Tucker, Dannie Richmond, Richard Williams, Horace Parlan & Al Harewood. CD

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Peven EverettHome Cookin – An Acoustic Album ... CD
Studio Confession, 2010. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Peven Everett, acoustic – a whole new sound for this amazing 21st Century soul singer! We've always loved Peven's music, but usually it's drenched in keyboards and drum patterns – so an acoustic setting like this is a wonderful change – and more proof that Peven's got more than enough going on to handle just about anything he wants to get into! There's heavy use of acoustic guitar in the music, but not in folksy ways at all – almost more jazzy, with some bossa undercurrents – tripping lightly under Everett's vocals, which have all the seductively soulful feel they've ever had, but also hit a more personal – almost Bill Withers-esque quality – in this new setting. If you've never heard Peven before – or even if you have – this may be the record to make you fall in love with his music. Titles include "Stuck", "One More Time", "Testin Me", "Everyday Girl", "Clementine", and "Girl Of My Dreams". CD

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Willis JacksonCookin Sherry ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Solid-sending soul jazz from the great Willis Jackson! The album features Gator blowing in a group that includes Jack McDuff and Wild Bill Jennings on all cuts – plus bass by either Milt Hinton or Wendell Marshall, drums by Bill Elliott or Al Johnson, and some tasty added conga by Buck Clarke on a few cuts! The album's got a tight, yet laidback feel to – perfect kickback jam session material, in that classic Prestige soul jazz mode. Titles include "Contrasts", "Cookin Sherry", "Mellow Blues", and "Sportin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has some wear and aging, worn corners, and a small tear in the back paste-on.)

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Dave McKennaCookin At Michael's Pub ... LP
Halcyon, 1973. Very Good+ ... $2.99
With Bucky Calabrese on bass and Dick Johnson on flute & clarinet. LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie SpivakWhat's Cookin Charlie? – 1941 to 1947 ... CD
Hep (UK), 1940s. Used ... $9.99
Tracks include "Hey, Sit Down, Bud", "Besame Mucho", "Summertime", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "Flat Feet", "You Are Too Beautiful", "Stomping Room Only", and "Penthouse Serenade" – 24 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Budd JohnsonFrench Cookin' ... LP
Argo, 1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great record from this deeply soulful tenorist – a player whose work was always part of larger groups in the postwar years, but who hardly ever got a chance to cut small sessions like this! The tunes include a number of French language classics, but taken in a 60s soul jazz style – with Budd on tenor, Hank Jones on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and some great use of Willie Rodriguez on Latin percussion and Joe Venuto on marimba and vibes! The groove's even a bit more Latin than French, but you'll recognize some of the tracks as old Parisian standards, like "La Petite Valse", "Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and "Je T'Aime" – mixed with the Johnson originals "I Can Live With The Blues" and "Hugues' Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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✨✧ Mico WaveCookin From The Inside Out ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bass-heavy funk from Ohio resident Mico Wave – recorded during a decade when it seemed that the state was overflowing with bass-heavy funk groups! Bootsy Collins produced the record – natch – and the sound here is kind of an extension of the Zapp groove, with some smoother late 80s funk touches. Mico Wave plays most of the instruments, and get some help from Bootsy, Bernie Worrell, and Maceo Parker. Tracks include "Star Search", "Misunderstood", "First Impression", "Sleeping Single", "American Dream", and "Kiss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Miles DavisWorkin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the four essential quintet sides Miles Davis cut for Prestige in the mid 50s – all modern jazz classics by anyone's measure, along with Steamin', Relaxin' and Cookin'. These quintet sides established Davis and John Coltrane as a significant force to be reckoned with, and helped set the tone for much of the small group and post bop jazz cut in that era. Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones lay a smooth swinging pulse for Miles and Trane to blow over on the set – and titles include "It Never Entered My Mind", "Four", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "The Theme (takes 1 & 2)", "Trane's Blues", "Ahmad's Blues" and "Half Nelson". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lambert, Hendricks & RossHottest New Group In Jazz – The Complete Columbia Recordings ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an attempt to completely work the emerging vocalese style onto a full-blown jazz group. Previously, the singers had only sung vocal solos for one instrument – but with a trio of players, they were suddenly able to take over the solos of all the frontline instruments in a group, such as the piano, trumpet, and tenor solos in their incredible version of "Home Cookin". That track alone is a perfect summation of the group's genius – as it offers a true vocal interplay, with words in place of notes and changes, and opens the already great soul jazz classic into a whole new level of meaning and wonder. It also helps that that track, like most of the ones on this CD, features excellent rhythm backing by Gildo Mahones, Ike Isaacs, and Walt Bolden, plus the occasional alto solo by Pony Poindexter. Their Columbia work's always been their best – and this CD brings together all 3 LPs (Hottest Group In Jazz, Sing Ellington, and the amazing High Flying), plus 7 previously unissued tracks! There's a whopping 39 cuts in all – and the set's one of the best jazz vocal CDs you could ever buy! CD
(Out of print.)

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NY 5 (Michael Urbaniak)Music For Violin & Jazz Quartet ... LP
Jam, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Urbaniak's joined by Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams and Ted Dunbar in the New York Five, playing a more straight set than some of the fusion sides he's more well known for. The group's infused with a nice soul jazz sensibility to the mostly boppish numbers, including a couple of numbers by Horace Silver and Stanley Turrentine that they bounce along nicely on, and sort of undermine any preconceptions you might get from the album's title. 8 tracks in all, including "Yeah", "Sugar", 'House Of Jade", "Silver Serenade", "Cookin' At The Continental" and "Deadline". LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie 'The Lion' SmithChronological Willie 'The Lion' Smith – 1937 to 1938 ... CD
Classics (France), 1937/1938. Used ... $14.99
Decca recordings from Willie 'The Lion' Smith – working here with the Milt Herth Trio and Quartet and playing a bit of celeste as well as his usual piano. Tracks include "Big Dipper", "Achin' Hearted Blues", "That's A Plenty", "Sissy", "Jazz Me Blues", "Home-Cookin' Mama With The Fryin' Pan" and "Egyptian-Ella". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben WebsterLive At Pio's ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1964. New Copy ... $16.99
A great small club date from Ben Webster – different than some of his European concerts of his final years, in that this one was done at a lounge in Rhode Island, and maybe has a bit more bite and focus overall! The tracks are short, and Webster gets superb rhythm accompaniment from the trio of Junior Mance on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – who really come out swinging, and push Ben to take some of his boldest solos of the period – plenty of bite throughout, and a fire that you don't always hear on his other 60s recordings. Titles include "Cookin For T", "Sunday", "Pennies From Heaven", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Gone With The Wind". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ VariousStreet Sounds From The Bay Area – Music City Funk & Soul Grooves 1971 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Funk, soul and funky soul from the Bay Area – fantastic early-to-mid 70s numbers from the scene sprung from Ray Dobard's Music City Record Shops and label – numbers by Darando, Chucky Thurmon, Houston Outlaws, Kevin Burton, Benida Madison, Dry Ice, Victor Green, Love Uprisers, Soul Messengers and more! The artists nail a number of funky modes here – from raw, rumbling stripped down numbers to more grooving organ backed gems, both tightly snapping and loosely lumbering numbers, a bit of jazz funk and more – usually with powerhouse vocals. 17 tracks in all: "Just A Man" by Chucky Thurmon", "The Rock That Killed Goliath" by Al Tanner, "Is It Right" by Kevin Burton, "Time Flies" by Benida Madison, "A Lonely Place" by Bob Carson, "Eddie Boogaloo" by Love Uprisers, "Ruby Dee" by The Cookin' Bag, "Gimme Some (Version 1)" by Darando and more. CD

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VariousWheedle's Groove – Kearney Barton ... CD
Light In The Attic, 2009. New Copy Gatefold ... $6.99 14.99
Seattle funk & soul in superbly classic form – and it's all new recordings – featuring a roster of first wave Seattle scene figures and engineered by the the legendary Kearney Barton! All the cuts were recorded in 2008 at Audio Recording, where it all went down in the first place, as chronicled on Light In The Attic's excellent Wheedle's Groove compilation – and this all new set features many of the players from the mid 60s through early 70s Emerald City scene, working as an all star band on funky originals and covers! It's incredible stuff, from the Hammond B3 & Moog funk instrumental "Babyback", to a gospel funk take on "Jesus Christ Pose" featuring Pastor Pat Wright (aka Northern Soul legend Patrinell Staten) and the Total Experience Gospel Choir, to the gritty soul of "HOE" featuring Ural Thomas on vocals and backing by the Muscle Shoals Horns, an anthemic spacey keyboard workout on Marc Moulin's "Humpty Dumpty" and much more. Producer Dynomite D does a wonderful job of putting the pieces together, and the players include members of Black On White Affair, Cookin' Bag, Cold Bold and Together, with Overton Berry on piano, keyboard maestros Ron Buford and Greg Davison, drummers Robbie Hill and John Lee Rodde, vocalists Ural Thomas and Broham (Larry Hammond, Leonard Hammond & Curtis Hammond Jr), guitarists Johnny Horn, Herman Brown and Coleman Brown, bass player Bob Lovelace and others. Other tracks include "Sea Of Glass", "Fools Gold", "Everything Good Is Bad", "Rainy Sea" and "Baddest". CD

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VariousWheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of which never made it past the Pacific Northwest to the national charts. Back in the day, Seattle was a real cross-cultural hotbed – filled with folks who'd picked up and moved out from points east, settling in the Central District, working for Boeing, and reveling in the freedom of the new city to find their own groove. This set does a great job of documenting the flowering of eastern-styled funk in Seattle's growing scene of the late 60s – and features a range of tracks that run from deep funk to hard soul, sock-boogaloo, and even a bit of hard-handed piano jazz! The package features a great set of notes on the music, and a long set list that includes "Louie Louie" by The Topics, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Soul Swingers, "This Is Me" by Cookin Bag, "Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother" by Black On White Affair, "Cissy Strut" by Johnny Lewis Trio, "Stop Losing Your Chances" by Cold Bold & Together, "I Just Want To Be" by Robbie Hill, "Wheedle's Groove" by Annakonda, "Hey Jude" by Overton Berry Trio, and "A Little Love Affair" by Patrinell Staten. CD

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✨✧ Stephanie MillsHome ... LP
MCA, 1989. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Something In The Way", "Home", "Real Love", "Comfort Of A Man", "Fast Talk", "Good Girl Gone Bad", and "Ain't No Cookin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Jr Walker & The All StarsJr Walker & The All Stars Greatest Hits ... CD
Motown, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 12 tracks including the huge hit "Shotgun", plus "Home Cookin", "Hip City", "Shake & Fingerpop", "Shoot Your Shot", and a version of "Money". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald/Ramsey Lewis/Jimmy Smith/Kenny BurrellVerve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (Swinging Christmas/Sound Of Christmas/Christmas 64/Have Yourself A Soulful Little Christmas) (180 gram 4LP set) ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
Four Christmas classics in one package – two from Verve, two from Chess Records! First up is the album Ella Fitzgerald Wishes You A Swinging Christmas – a wonderful Holiday album that's stayed fresh for years! Ella's got a perfect style to interpret these numbers – working with Frank DeVol and Russ Garcia in a set of lightly jazzy versions of Christmas favorites like "Sleigh Ride", "Jingle Bells", "Winter Wonderland", "White Christmas", "Frosty The Snowman", and one of the best versions of "What Are You Doing New Years Eve" ever recorded! The Sound Of Christmas album by Ramsey Lewis is a classic – and probably one of the best-selling Christmas jazz albums of all time! Ramsey and his classic trio with Redd Holt and Eldee Young serve up a tight set of grooves based around Holiday favorites like "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Winter Wonderland", "Here Comes Santa Claus", "The Christmas Song", and "Sleigh Ride" – and also carve out a few nice originals like "Christmas Blues" and "The Sound Of Christmas". Side one features the trio on its own, and side two features added arrangements by Riley Hampton – swirling around to expand the groove even more! Christmas 64 – also issued as Christmas Cookin – is as cookin a Christmas album as you'll ever find! Jazz organ giant Jimmy Smith works with Billy Byers to craft some sublime instrumentals that have his Hammond interpreting Christmas classics like "We Three Kings", "White Christmas", "Silent Night", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town". If you know Jimmy from the time, you know that he can really make tracks like these groove nicely – and take them to places you never expected! Last up is the album Have Yourself A Soulful Little Christmas, from guitarist Kenny Burrell – on which he grooves nicely and gently over arrangements by Richard Evans, perfectly crafted in that soul jazz mode of his 60s work for Chess – not Kenny's most challenging format, to be sure, but proof that he often works better in a more structured environment than a freer one. Titles include "Away In A Manger", "My Favorite Things", "Little Drummer Boy", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Merry Christmas Baby", and "Go Where I Send Thee". LP, Vinyl record album
(All four albums with original cover art on the jackets – in a cool slipcover too!)

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✨✧ Funk BrothersStanding In The Shadows Of Motown – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Motown, 2002/2004. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great presentation of the set that finally gave Motown's legendary studio combo their due – the soundtrack to the documentary Standing In The Shadows Of Motown – expanded tremendously for this set! The core 15 tracks on the set includes some killer Motown instrumentals, plus "tribute" tracks sung by contemporary artists – but much better is the bonus material, which includes some other important Motown tracks, plus a full disc of dialogue and "naked" remixes of the original Motown hits! Bonus disc features dialogue from Jack Ashford, Eddie Willis, Lamont Dozier, and others – plus instrumentals of "I Second That Emotion", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Mercy Mercy Me", "It's A Shame", "Home Cookin", "For Once In My Life", "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game", and "Don't Mess With Bill". 43 titles in all on 2 discs – with bonus cuts that include "Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey, "Higher & Higher" by Jackie Wilson, and "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker. CD
(Out of print. Slipcover is not included.)

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✨✧ Slide FiveRhode Trip ... CD
Ubiquity, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing – and after a decade it's still probably one of our favorite Ubiquity releases to date! To the unitiated, Rhode Trip is a killer album of jazzy funk by one of the best west coast groups on Ubiquity or any other label! They had some of the best cuts on the classic "Cookin'" CDs, and this LP is a monster batch of grooves in exactly the same vein. Blows all of the other wuss-bag "new jazz" groups out of the water! With Jacko Peake, and the tracks "Up & Out", "Movin' On", "By Chance", "Outerspace", "Rhode Trip", "Fender Bender", and "On Jacko's Call". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tsuyoshi YamamotoSummertime ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from one of the most dynamic Japanese pianists of the 70s – a player who's straighter than some of his contemporaries, but also has a very soulful swing as well! Tsuyoshi Yamamoto really opens up in a live setting – and concert dates like this represent some of his best work ever – a really open, flowing format that has Yamamoto moving in territory that's a bit like Oscar Peterson at his live best – but which also allows for a bit more of the free play that Japanese trios of the time were hitting. The group features excellent work on bass from Akira Daiyoshi and drums from Shinji Mori – and titles include "Like Someone In Love", "Cookin The Blues", "Summertime", and "The Way You Look Tonight". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ VariousMovements Volume 10 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The tenth edition in this really fantastic series – a collection of tunes that's moved way past the traditional funk compilations from years back – really showing the evolving taste for a groove in the global underground! The tunes here effortlessly mix together rare soul, groovy jazz, and plenty more – pulled from impossibly rare 45s and albums that remind us that, even though we've spend decades digging in the crates, we still have a heck of a lot to learn about music! We're especially in love with some of the more obscure soul jazz vocalists here – artists we never would have discovered otherwise – and the package features tracks that include "Spooky" by Frankie Greer Quartette, "Kitchen Cookin" by Eddie Buster Band, "The Mustang (parts 1 & 2)" by The New Philadelphians, "Under The Covers" by The Kats, "Coming Home Baby" by Ronny Pellers Satin Sound, "Evil Ways" by The Lido, "El Mexicano" by Brazada, "Title Town" by Herb Crawford Jazz Ensemble, "Little Sister (parts 1 & 2)" by The Headliners, "Radiation Funk" by Maxell, and "String Around My Heart" by Eunice Haze. CD

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✨✧ VariousMovements Volume 10 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The tenth edition in this really fantastic series – a collection of tunes that's moved way past the traditional funk compilations from years back – really showing the evolving taste for a groove in the global underground! The tunes here effortlessly mix together rare soul, groovy jazz, and plenty more – pulled from impossibly rare 45s and albums that remind us that, even though we've spend decades digging in the crates, we still have a heck of a lot to learn about music! We're especially in love with some of the more obscure soul jazz vocalists here – artists we never would have discovered otherwise – and the package features tracks that include "Spooky" by Frankie Greer Quartette, "Kitchen Cookin" by Eddie Buster Band, "The Mustang (parts 1 & 2)" by The New Philadelphians, "Under The Covers" by The Kats, "Coming Home Baby" by Ronny Pellers Satin Sound, "Evil Ways" by The Lido, "El Mexicano" by Brazada, "Title Town" by Herb Crawford Jazz Ensemble, "Little Sister (parts 1 & 2)" by The Headliners, "Radiation Funk" by Maxell, and "String Around My Heart" by Eunice Haze. LP, Vinyl record album
(Initial quantities include bonus 7 inch single – with work by Johnny Spinosa! Quantities limited!)

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✨✧ RuralsReinterpretations ... CD
Peng (UK), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
We're not normally the biggest fans of remix albums, but this set is pretty darn great – and stands equally nicely next to the regular full length sets by The Rurals! Given that the Rurals groove is one that's already pretty tuned towards the dancefloor, their work makes them a perfect choice for a session like this – and added to that is the fact that the group have a very good ear for other peoples' music, so they've picked a strong array of talents to help them with this set. Titles include "Sweet (Adny rmx)", "That Feelin (Savannah rmx)", "Ways To Love (Wagon Cookin rmx)", "No Power (Dino & Terry rmx)", "Make Amends (Harley & Muscle rmx)", "Lush (95 North rmx – Kwame's piano dub)", "Habits (lifetime dub – DJ Brazil rmx)", and "Sweeter Sounds (Cue Kids dub)". CD
 
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Baldwin BrothersCooking With Lasers ... CD
TVT, 2002. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Nisse SandstromHome Cooking ... LP
Phontastic (Sweden), 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Sandstrom on tenor, Red Mitchell on bass, and Tommy Flanagan on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small distro sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Homecookin'Do What You Wanna (original mix, terry hunter remix, milton jackson d-dub) ... 12-inch
Sole Music (UK), 2001. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Joy Of CookingJoy Of Cooking ... LP
Capitol, 1971. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet folk rock from the Bay Area scene of the early 70s – a record that's very much in keeping with some of the criss-crossing of styles going on at the time – mostly rock, but with touches of folk, a consciousness of rootsier blues, and an overall laidback and hippie-warm style! The record features some great vocals from Toni Brown and Terry Garthwaite – often singing together in a sweetly melodic style with some nice harmonies. Titles include "Brownsville/Mockingbird", "Hush", "Too Late But Not Forgotten", "Dancing Couple", and "Did You Go Downtown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Dave Phillips & Eric BorosEasy Vegan Cooking ... CD
Pale Mother/Manufracture, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(CDr pressing in 7" pic sleeve with hummous recipe!)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $7.99
One of the greatest Cannonball Adderley albums from the Riverside years – a completely smoking live date recorded in San Francisco, often with long tracks that really let the group open up and do their thing! The lineup here is that classic one that first grabbed attention – the group with brother Nat on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums – and a young Bobby Timmons on piano, really cooking things up with tremendous drive, energy, and a sense of the groove! Titles include a great workout on Timmons' classic "This Here", plus originals "You Got It" and Spontaneous Combustion", and a great version of "Hi Fly". Soul jazz at its best, by one of the groups who gave the genre its name in the first place! CD
(Out of print. CRC pressing.)

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Black HeatBlack Heat (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... About January 22, 2021 (delayed)
A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that's a mixture of New Orleans funk and New York heavy! The album's got a bit of vocals – figuring in on about half the tracks – but the main focus here is definitely instrumental – with a strong emphasis on choppy guitar, sweet organ licks, and cooking horn solos on trumpet, tenor, and flute – the last two of which are played by David Newman – not normally a member of the combo, but a great guest for this session! The sound is very tight, but never slick – and often recorded with an earthiness that recalls some of the best indie label funk of the period – like the kind of grooves you might find over at Perception/Today – with all the trippiness that might imply. Titles include "Chip's Funk", "Wanoah", "Barbara's Mood", "Chicken Heads", "The Jungle", "Send My Lover Back", "Honey Love", and "Time Is Gonna Catch You". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownSlaughter's Big Rip-Off ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number in the set – and which also has James himself stepping out vocally for a few key tracks. The album features the massive groover "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" – a slamming track that beats nearly every number in the JB 70s catalog – plus other cuts that include "To My Brother", "Brother Rapp", "Sexy Sexy Sexy", "Slaughter Theme", "Transmogrification", "King Slaughter", and "How Long Can I Keep It Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wayne CochranGoin Back To Miami – The Soul Sides 1965 to 1970 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
Hey, don't hold Wayne Cochran's hair against him – because he's one massively soulful dude, despite a high white pompadour – and really knew how to rock the clubs back in the 60s! Cochran's a really unique figure – working with a look that was whiter-than-white, but coming across with a groove that was right up there in the best funky soul mode of the time! Wayne played for the same sort of crowds that went to see Baby Huey & The Babysitters – blending together soul and R&B influences with a really party-oriented groove laid down by his legendary CC Riders backup group – and crossing countless borders along the way, all in pursuit of a socking soul sound! This wonderful set is the best we've ever seen on his music – and features tracks pulled from his sessions for King, Chess, and Mercury – plus a full never-issued live album for King, titled The Wayne Cochran Show. There's more than a few covers here of other 60s soul tunes, but Wayne somehow manages to make most of them sound even better than the originals – bringing in funky arrangements that weren't even used on the hits, and making us wish we'd had a chance to catch his cooking show back in the day. 38 tracks in all – with titles that include "Dance To The Music", "Hold On I'm Coming", "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Hard To Handle", "Chopper 70", "Everybody", "Let Me Come With You", "My Machine", "Get Ready", "Which One Should I Choose", "I'm In Trouble", "The Peak Of Love", "Somebody Please", "I'm Leaving It Up To You", and "Big City Woman". CD

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Avishai CohenBig Vicious ... LP
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Trumpeter Avishai Cohen has given us many great records over the years, yet this time around, he seems to be cooking up something extra-special – an album that still echoes some of his older ideas, but which maybe has a bit more warmth, and a bit more unity – qualities that seem to come partly from the album's use of two different guitarists, whose electric elements provide a nice backdrop for the Cohen's trumpet! Uzi Ramirez plays one guitar, and Yonatan Albalak plays the other, and a bit of bass – but there's also maybe a more pointed drum sound too – not too funky or rhythmic, yet more than we're used to hearing from Avishai, and maybe ECM too. Aviv Cohen and Ziv Ravitz handle the drums – and the latter does some live sampling – and Avishai also adds some electric touches to the record, as well as uses a few effects on his horn. Titles include "The Cow & The Calf", "This Time It's Different", "Fractals", "Hidden CHamber", "Honey Fountain", "The Things You Tell Me", and "Teno Neno". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisAgharta (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/4 Men With Beards, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A seminal 70s side from Miles Davis – originally a Japanese recording, and one that returns to the solid push of the initial electric years! The record's a completely cooking little session – one that mixes the raw, noisier styles of other Davis albums with a focus, funked-up energy that's really set loose in the freer standards of the Japanese scene – all to come up with a sound that's completely otherworldly, and which is light years ahead of most mainstream fusion from the period. Pete Cosey plays some really wicked guitar and synthesizer, Al Foster kicks tremendous energy on his drums, Sonny Fortune brings a soulful depth on soprano sax and flute, and Michael Henderson creates massive flow on the bass. Titles include "Prelude", "Interlude", and a long version of "Theme From Jack Johnson". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-nice heavy vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisOn The Corner ... CD
Columbia, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99 6.99
A sublime bit of Miles Davis electric funk – one of the best-remembered electric sets from the 70s, and for good reason too! The tracks are long, the jams are hard, and the whole thing has a lot more funk than some of the noise you'd get on other Miles albums of the time – thanks to killer keyboards from Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, guitar from John McLaughlin, and reeds from Dave Liebman – plus some standout drums from the legendary Jack DeJohnette – easily at the top of his powers here. These top-shelf players jam together beautifully – really cooking on the album's long tracks – "On The Corner" and "Helen Butte/Mr Freedom X" – and tightening up on the slightly shorter cuts "Black Satin" and "One & One". CD

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Diamond FiveBrilliant ... CD
Fontana/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1965. New Copy ... About December 15, 2020 (delayed)
A rare bit of Dutch jazz from the 60s – a hip quintet led by pianist Cees Slinger, and featuring a cooking lineup that's every bit as great as groups coming out of the British or French scenes at the time. Slinger was the pianist in the legendary Wessel Icken trio – and through his years in that group, he developed a solid swing that started stretching out into a more modal styled groove. In that sense, many of the tracks on this set are a lot more adventurous than you might expect from the staid look of the group – and the album burns with the warmth and originality of some of the best Saba records of the late 60s, with slightly longer tracks that really stretch out, both in terms of rhythm and solo work. The writing is superb, and all titles are originals by European players – with tracks that include "Ruined Girl", "Lutuli", "Lining Up", "New Born", and "Monosyl". CD

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✨✧ Marvin GayeI Heard It Through The Grapevine (aka In The Groove) ... LP
Tamla, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
Marvin's definitely in the groove on this set – cooking on all burners with a host of late 60s Motown hits – bad-stepping his way towards some of the more mature moments to come in the 70s! The album's probably best remembered for the cut "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" – easily one of Marvin's biggest moments of the 60s, and a track whose popularity led to the album's title change from In The Groove to later incarnations as Heard It Through The Grapevine! Other cuts are equally great, and show Gaye really stretching out with mature, masculine confidence – pushing the envelope nicely on cuts that include "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", "There Goes My Baby", "Change What You Can", "You're What's Happening", "Tear It Down", "You", and "Some Kind Of Wonderful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus replica of the original cover for the album – initially titled In The Groove.)

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Philip Glass/Robert WilsonEinstein On The Beach (4LP set) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $81.99
An amazing record, and one that forever transformed the sound of opera in the US – the amazing summation of all the many musical ideas that Philip Glass had been cooking up since the 60s, done as a mindblowing stage presentation with Robert Wilson! Voices, organ, reeds, and piano come together in wonderful lines that go on and on, seemingly forever, in endless variations and rivulets of sound – as simple in structure as the leaner small combo minimalist work from Glass – but with a very different style in the fuller setting, with a sonic quality that still is as groundbreaking today as it was back in the 70s! 4LP set features all acts, plus the very cool "Knee Play" segments too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDoin' Allright ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
Doin Allright? Dexter's doing great on this one – working with that fully mature Blue Note sound of his – a rich approach to soloing that keeps the tracks cooking with excitement! The group on the set's an all-star lineup that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums – and the tunes are a great blend of soulful rhythms and bop improvisation – heard especially well on the album's landmark tune "Society Red"! All tracks are great, though – and other titles include "You've Changed", "For Regulars Only", and "I Was Doing All Right". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Grant GreenGrant's First Stand ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Grant's First Stand – and a mighty one at that! The set was recorded when Green was a guitarist fresh on the scene – showing up in New York from St Louis, where he'd been discovered by Lou Donaldson and brought to Blue Note with great acclaim! For this first date, Green's heard in really stripped-down company – just Hammond from Baby Face Willette and drums from Ben Dixon – a spare trio setting that makes for a madly cooking little record, and one without some of the smoother edges of Greens' later years! The set's as raw and soulful as Willette's own Blue Note classics – and is very much in the side of the spectrum that Donaldson was bringing to the label at a time – a much-needed dose of new energy from the Prestige Records side of the tracks. Every track's a winner – and titles include "Blues For Willarene", "Baby's Minor Lope", "Miss Ann's Tempo", and "A Wee Bit O Green". LP, Vinyl record album

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Isaac HayesHot Buttered Soul ... CD
Stax, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing stuff from Isaac Hayes! Although Ike had first appeared on LP with the album "Introducing", this was the first record to really expose his true soul genius – and it was also the first release on Ike's successful sub-label at Stax, Enterprise Records. The record shows that for all the years Ike was working away on other folks' songs for Stax, he was carefully cooking up his own style of soul that would forever change the way we think about the music. Back in 1969, the album must have blown more than a few minds for its incredibly baroque approach to soul music – taking common elements like strings, piano, and funky rhythms, and stretching them out into long waves of sound that cycle over and over, working a sly subtle magic along with Ike's super-sexy vocals, and his monologue-heavy approach to popular tunes. The album features incredible remakes of pop hits "Walk On By" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" – both of which run for over 10 minutes, and which completely transform the songs into something way more than simple radio fodder. Also features the psychedelic soul masterpiece "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic", which has this crazy funky piano, and a messed-up sound that would make even George Clinton weep! CD
Also available Hot Buttered Soul ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Isaac HayesHot Buttered Soul ... LP
Enterprise, 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
Amazing stuff from Isaac Hayes! Although Ike had first appeared on LP with the album "Introducing", this was the first record to really expose his true soul genius – and it was also the first release on Ike's successful sub-label at Stax, Enterprise Records. The record shows that for all the years Ike was working away on other folks' songs for Stax, he was carefully cooking up his own style of soul that would forever change the way we think about the music. Back in 1969, the album must have blown more than a few minds for its incredibly baroque approach to soul music – taking common elements like strings, piano, and funky rhythms, and stretching them out into long waves of sound that cycle over and over, working a sly subtle magic along with Ike's super-sexy vocals, and his monologue-heavy approach to popular tunes. The album features incredible remakes of pop hits "Walk On By" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" – both of which run for over 10 minutes, and which completely transform the songs into something way more than simple radio fodder. Also features the psychedelic soul masterpiece "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic", which has this crazy funky piano, and a messed-up sound that would make even George Clinton weep! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Willis JacksonGrease 'N' Gravy ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from our favorite period in Willis Jackson's career – really hard-burning material that helped set a new standard for the organ/tenor sound in soul jazz! The combo here is one of Jackson's best – with Carl Wilson on organ and Pat Martino (billed as Azzara) on guitar, really cooking up a new sort of groove with Jackson's tenor – one that draws from his deepest R&B roots, but which makes an overall sound that's leaner and cleaner for the 60s! Apart from a hokey reading of "Stompin At The Savoy" (why did they ever put stuff like that on these records?), the album's filled with smokers like "Gra-a-avy", "Grease", and "Brother Elijah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo silver & black label pressing. Cover has some wear with a split spine and top seam.)

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✨✧ Etta JamesWho's Blue? – Rare Chess Recordings Of The 60s & 70s ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A far-reaching set of hard-to-find 60s & 70s recordings by the great Etta James for Chess/Cadet – ranging from vibrant funk to slow cooking R&B, stripped down brassy blues and string accented jazzy numbers – diverse stuff held together by all around impeccable craft and the flat out amazing singing of Etta! The recordings were cut from the mid 60s to early 70s for the most part, and made in Chicago, Muscle Shoals, Nashville, New Jersey and LA. Such a sprawling collection would bog down a lesser singer, but in this case it shows just how versatile Etta James is, even if the records didn't always hit the charts. 24 tracks in all: "Only A Fool", "Seven Day Fool", "You're A Fool" (Etta slays a lotta fools in this set), "Fire", "My Man Is Together", "Let Me Know", "Nobody But You", "Take Out Some Insurance", "Sweet Memories", "Do Right", "Can't Shake It" and many more. CD

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✨✧ Louvin BrothersLove & Wealth – The Lost Recordings ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Early 50s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99 38.99
Just when we thought we'd heard all the brilliance the Louvin Brothers had to give us – they return to the fold and treat us to this fantastic set of unreleased material! The tracks here are all demo recordings, recorded by the Brothers themselves – and even introduced by Ira at the start – and together, they paint a fantastic portrait of their musical genius at its core – that mix of guitar and mandolin, harmony vocals, and a sense of spirit that has maybe never been matched again in country music! And sure, the Capitol material is relatively unadorned, too – but here, you feel like you're peeking in on the boys as they're cooking up their best ideas – never unformed or half-baked, but just served up with an honest, human spirit that's undeniable. 30 tracks in all – and titles include "Two Faced Heart", "Streamline Heartbreaker", "Coo Coo Coo", "Are You Missing Me", "Insured Beyond The Grave", "You'll Forget", "Never Say Goodbye", "Red Hen Boogie", "Unpucker", "It's All Off", "Kiss Me Like You Did Yesterday", "Would You Tear Down Your Castle", and "Bald Knob Arkansas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed at RTI.)

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Herbie MannHerbie Mann At The Village Gate ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
Herbie Mann's at the Village Gate – really wailing away in a set of extended numbers that not only set a whole new standard for live recording in jazz, but which also pushed forward the role of the flute in the music as well! There's a heck of a lot of soul in the grooves here – served up by a totally cooking rhythm section that includes basses from Ben Tucker and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, percussion from Chief Bey and Ray Mantilla, and drums from Rudy Collins – plus some especially great work on vibes from Haygood Hardy, sounding beautifully chromatic underneath Herbie's sharp-edged work on flute! The set features a key reading of "Comin Home Baby" that runs for over 8 minutes long – plus great long versions of "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Label has a name in marker. Cover has light wear.)

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Jimmy McGriffMain Squeeze ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the grooviest albums ever from Jimmy McGriff – a hard-wailing session that's filled with plenty of cooking lines on the organ, and a few especially funky tracks! The groove here is tight, short, and very sharp – strongly in the mode of other post-Sue sessions by McGriff – like The Worm or other Groove Merchant sides – with a style that's often much more focused than Jimmy's earlier years, and strongly turned towards the rhythms of the tunes! A few numbers are more familiar soul jazz, but these are nicely offset by the harder funk numbers of the record – like the romping, stomping break classic "The Main Squeeze", the totally groovy "The Worm Turns", and the fast-vamping "GMI". The group features Jimmy Ponder on guitar and Connie Lester on alto sax – and other titles include "The Sermon", "Stella By Starlight", and "The Blues Train To Georgia". CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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Teruo NakamuraTeruo Nakamura Rising Sun Big Band At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Agharta (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A cooking American set from Japanese bassist Teruo Nakamura – recorded live at Carnegie Hall, right around the time of his classic fusion albums for Polydor! The set features Nakamura at the head of a host of American players – Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Steve Grossman on tenor and soprano sax, Kenny Landrum on keyboards, Bob Mintzer on tenor, and Bill Washer on guitar – plus a bit of trumpet from Randy Brecker and percussion from Dom Um Romao! With a lineup like that, you can definitely guess the sound – a top-shelf batch of fusion, played with plenty of soulful undercurrents, and an occasional bit of funk as well. Tracks are long, and titles include "Wiggle Worm", "Steppin With The Lord", "Manhattan Special", and "Rising Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
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Col Nolan Soul SyndicateWhatever It's Worth ... CD
CBS/Pacific Theatre Encore (Australia), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col Nolan – whose handling of the Hammond is wonderful – with lots of cool, compressed tones that work very well with the funky drums of John Sangster – a player that most folks know for his other records that feature vibes instead of drums! Sangster's great here kicking up a groove for the combo – and the tunes also feature plenty of tenor and flute from Col Loughnan, whose tight lines underscore all the best elements in the organ. There's a wonderful 60s nite club vibe running through the whole set – and titles include "Shades Of McSoul", "Sunny", "Blues For Madeline", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Rivera Mountain", and "Whatever It's Worth". CD

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Eji OyewaleCharity Begins At Home ... CD
EMI/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
No charity needed here – as reedman Eji Oyewole's got a wealth of talent on his own! Eji's a musician with roots in the 60s Nigerian scene, but left to follow a personal path through Europe and the US, where he picked up some wonderfully funky styles which are then brought home to create this completely cooking late 70s album! The style's different than other big Afro Funk names of the time – like Fela Kuti or Manu Dibango – but shares a similar sense of flowing, open grooves – and Eji's ability to act strongly as both a lead vocalist, and a soaring soloist on tenor, soprano, and flute! Rhythms are damn funky at the core – with almost a blacksploitation vibe at times – and the tracks are all quite long, with most of the real "voice" coming from the saxes, which speak volumes on their solos. Titles include "Gele Odun (Oil Boom)", "Lagos Complex Highways", "Unity In Africa", and "Charity Begins At Home". CD

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Marvin Peterson & The SoulmastersMarvin Peterson & The Soulmasters In Concert (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Century/P-Vine (Japan), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
Rare early work from Hannibal Marvin Peterson – doing it live at the Burning Bush in Denton, TX in November of 1968, around the time Peterson was still a student at North Texas State University – an incredible formative live document of one of the great soul jazz players, in a more soul & early funk inspired groove than the more exploratory style to come! The set's credited to Marvin Peterson & The Soulmasters – aptly billed, we might add – and it's a mix of organ funk, a more slow cooking number or two, and a couple nods to James Brown style funk soul! Marvin, not yet billed as Hannibal, is on trumpet and he sings on his own "Five Foot Seven" and also contributes some vocals to the JB cover "I Can't Stand It". Tim Peterson is on sax and flute, penned the set opening "Groove For Otis" and co-wrote "Our Groove" with Peterson. The group also covers the Gershwin classic "Summertime" and other players include Mike Campell on alto sax, Clevend Gay on trombone, Eugene Carrier on organ and tamborine, Richard Thompson and Eugene Murray on bass and Emry Thomas on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
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Prime Movers Blues BandPrime Movers Blues Band ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A legendary Detroit group that's maybe best known for featuring early work from the young Jim Osterberg – later Iggy Pop – but a combo who's more than cooking on their own, with a searing sound that reminds us that blues-styled rock had a mighty strong power in the 60s! Combos like this were a key breeding ground for later psych and prog sounds – and you'll hear plenty of roots of both in the long, freewheeling tunes that are heavy on guitar and keyboard solos – all with plenty of romping rhythms too. The lead guitar of Daniel Erlewine is worth the price of admission alone – able to solo at great lengths, with a very distinct voice and a mode that's never as slavishly tied to standard blues roots – and the whole record has a wonderfully dark, moody vibe overall. Titles include "Rock Me Baby", "Orange Driver", "You Better Watch Yourself", "Endless Blues", "Yonder's Wall", "Walkin By Myself", "Walking Through The Park", and "All These Blues". CD
Also available Prime Movers Blues Band ... LP 19.99

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Prime Movers Blues BandPrime Movers Blues Band ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 35.99
A legendary Detroit group that's maybe best known for featuring early work from the young Jim Osterberg – later Iggy Pop – but a combo who's more than cooking on their own, with a searing sound that reminds us that blues-styled rock had a mighty strong power in the 60s! Combos like this were a key breeding ground for later psych and prog sounds – and you'll hear plenty of roots of both in the long, freewheeling tunes that are heavy on guitar and keyboard solos – all with plenty of romping rhythms too. The lead guitar of Daniel Erlewine is worth the price of admission alone – able to solo at great lengths, with a very distinct voice and a mode that's never as slavishly tied to standard blues roots – and the whole record has a wonderfully dark, moody vibe overall. Titles include "Rock Me Baby", "Orange Driver", "You Better Watch Yourself", "Endless Blues", "Yonder's Wall", "Walkin By Myself", "Walking Through The Park", and "All These Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Prime Movers Blues Band ... CD 14.99

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Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth ArkestraSolar-Myth Approach Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey/BYG, Late 60s. New Copy 2CDs ... $18.99 20.00
Really unique material from Sun Ra – a pair of recordings that were initially circulated much more strongly than some of his Saturn Records material, thanks to the power of the BYG/Actuel label in the early 70s – but tracks that actually come from a variety of different sessions that Ra himself did with the Arkestra in the late 60s! Tracks are shortish, but very inventive – a well-chosen snapshot of all the new ideas that the group were cooking up during the end of the 60s in New York, with an increased mission to explore the outer reaches of space, and use more electronics than ever before! Ra plays some killer keyboards – moog, spacemaster, and acoustic piano – often with these really eerie tones – and other players include Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Akh Tal Ebah on space dimension mellophone, Ali Hassan on trombone, Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, and Pat Patrick on baritone – and the whole group vocalizes at points, joined by other singers who include June Tyson and Art Jenkins. There's also some great use of "strange strings" on the sessions, not to mention a bit of reverb – and tracks titles include "Spectrum", "The Satellites Are Spinning", "Seen III Took 4", "Adventures Of Bugs Hunter", "Legend", "The Realm Of Lightning", "The Utter Nots", "Outer Spaceways Inc", "Scene 1 Take 1", "Strange Worlds", "Ancient Ethiopia", "Pyramids", and "Interpretation". CD
(Fantastic reissue pressing – newly-mastered sound, new notes, corrected dates and graphics, and even one track in the real speed version!)

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RampCome Into Knowledge ... LP
Blue Thumb/Verve, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the greatest albums of all time – a masterpiece of moody soul, spacey vocals, and jazzy vibes – all produced by the legendary Roy Ayers! Ramp take their name from the anagram Roy Ayers Musical Productions – and in a way, the group's the summation of all the genius that Roy had been cooking up on his own albums of the 70s – served up at an even higher level than before! The group boasts a unique two-female vocal style – sung together in a mode that had been used on Roy's own albums, but never this fully – all supported by some complex jazzy instrumentation, very heavy on the vibes and keyboards! Nearly every cut is fantastic – and the album has a strange off-kilter vibe that's totally amazing, and which has captivated soul fans for years – a blend of mellow and upbeat, complicated and straightforward that's totally great. Titles include the massive cut "Daylight", sampled famously over the years, plus "American Promise", "Come Into Knowledge", "I Just Love You", and the band's great cover of "Everybody Loves the Sunshine", done in a way that's strangely both similar and different than Roy's own version! LP, Vinyl record album

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Max RoachFeaturing The Legendary Hasaan ... CD
Atlantic, 1965. Used ... $11.99
A very unusual album from Max Roach – and one that continues his great 50s trend of seeking out some of the freshest players in jazz! The set's a rare trio outing for Max – and it features some incredible piano work by a musician named Hasaan – a player we only know from this set, but who's a cooking modernist with a vibe that ranks him right up there with postwar greats like Thelonious Monk, Randy Weston, and Herbie Nichols! With references like those, you can bet there's plenty of sharp edges in the piano – but the tunes also have a subtle, soulful feel too – a sense of humanity that's really wonderful. The album includes the tracks "Off My Back Jack", "Almost Like Me", "To Inscribe", "Pay Not Play Not", and "Din-Ka Stret", all written by Hasaan. CD
(Out of print US pressing with a small cutout notch through the spine.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithCool Blues ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Proof that at his start, Jimmy Smith had a greatness that knew no bounds – as the album's one of a few that Blue Note recorded in the late 50s, but never issued until many years later – even though they had already released so many amazing records from this period! The set has Jimmy really cooking away – playing live at Small's Paradise, in a group that has Lou Donaldson's alto on just about every track, and tenor from Tina Brooks on most of the others too. Tunes are tighter and shorter than on the more jam session albums, which makes for a nice change – and titles include "Groovin At Smalls", "Dark Eyes", "Cool Blues", and "A Night In Tunisia" – which begins with an announcement from Babs Gonzales! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stark RealityActing Thinking Feeling – The Complete Works 1968 to 1978 (3CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $13.99 29.98
Amazing sounds from The Stark Reality – an obscure group from the early 70s, but one who've really risen to fame over the years – thanks to their groundbreaking ear for new music, and their freewheeling way with a funky groove! This package brings together all the incredible work recorded by the group in the late 60s and early 70s – a mindblowing assortment of funky and fuzzy jazz tracks – almost all of which are graced by the offbeat vibes work of Monty Stark! Stark often adds a bit of distortion into his instrument, which makes for a very tripped-out approach to vibes – one that blends perfectly with the heavy funk of some of the rhythms, and the freaky guitar lines added to most tracks by a young John Abercrombie. Yet at other times, things are very laidback and chilled-out – balanced beautifully from track to track, in a way that illustrates the larger picture the group were always going for in their music. This massive package brings together everything Stark Reality ever recorded – their famous Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop album, the Acting Thinking Feeling live performance, the Roller Coaster Ride/1969 album, and lots of rare singles too – more than enough music to please any fan of the group, and blow the minds of anyone who's just getting a first taste. Titles include "Roller Coaster Ride", "On Being Black", "New World Generation", "Theme To Say Brother", "Dreams", "Clouds", "All You Need To Make Music", "Rocket Ship", "Cooking", "The Old Prospector", and "Junkman's Song". Great package too – with two LP-styled CD sleeves inside a larger case, plus a big booklet of notes and photos! CD

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Richard ThompsonGrizzly Man ... CD
Cooking Vinyl, 2005. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Unknown ArtistMysterious Jazz Acetate ... LP
Very Good- ... $4.99
A rare acetate disc with no information – but which features work by a nicely cooking combo with lots of Hammond and guitar! The Hammond is maybe in the Don Patterson mode – lean and clean, and a bit modern – and side two features an extended take on "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: Side 1 has surface noise, side 2 is fine. Plain black acetate, with no label, in a plain white sleeve.)

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VenturesVentures Play Telstar – The Lonely Bull & Others/Ventures In Space ... CD
Dolton/EMI, 1962/1963. Used ... $5.99
The Ventures Play Telstar was the Ventures ninth record and it offers the usual mix of covers of some of the most popular songs of the day. The guitar still leads as the main sound on these tracks but they do expand the instrumentation to include organ, trumpet, mandolins and harpsichord as well. They sing a little on some of the tracks but they mainly stay in the instrumental realm. Tracks include "Telstar", "The Lonely Bull", "Mexico", "Calcutta", "Apache", "Never On A Sunday", "Tequila", "Green Onions", "Let There Be Drums", and "Red River Rock". The Ventures In Space is a really wonderful idea – especially given that the quartet had so much energy in their guitars at this point, they could easily make it to the moon! The set's cooking with great little numbers that really keep with the space theme of the title – tracks like "One Step Beyond", "Twilight Zone", "The Fourth Dimension", "Moon Child", and "Solar Race" – all as captivating as they sound from the titles, and served up here with that sweet mix of guitar twang and jamming that made The Ventures so great back in the day! CD

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VariousMod Jazz & Then Some ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A really great entry into one of our favorite series ever – and a set that's overflowing with rare jukebox jazz from the 60s! These aren't the heady tracks of the Coltrane generation, but the kind of soulful stompers that were brewing underneath – circulating on 45s from lots of indie-labels – and often sitting in a sweet space between hardbop and R&B! Lots of tunes have a very mod feel – hence the title – either a strong tenor solo, or some sweet Hammond, or some skittish rhythms – and the set features lots of tracks that we'd never heard before, and a few more than we'd forgotten about too. Titles include "Bossa Baby" by Googie Rene, "Hen House" by Paul & Rick, "Another Child Lost" by Floyd White, "The Fat Man (part 1)" by The TKOs, "Bucket Full Of Soul" by Trudy Pitts, "Cooking In Grease" by Reuben Wilson, "Watermelon Walk" by The Five Counts, "Hard Working Girl" by Clarence Daniels & Obie Jessie, "You Were Wrong" by The Miles Grayson Trio, and "El Tacos" by Frenchy & The Chessmen. CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Cannonball Adderley albums from the Riverside years – a completely smoking live date recorded in San Francisco, often with long tracks that really let the group open up and do their thing! The lineup here is that classic one that first grabbed attention – the group with brother Nat on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums – and a young Bobby Timmons on piano, really cooking things up with tremendous drive, energy, and a sense of the groove! Titles include a great workout on Timmons' classic "This Here", plus originals "You Got It" and Spontaneous Combustion", and a great version of "Hi Fly". Soul jazz at its best, by one of the groups who gave the genre its name in the first place! LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, RLP 12-311, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, half split bottom seam, and some writing and stains on back. Labels have a name in pen.)
Also available Cannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco (with bonus track) ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Brian Auger & The Oblivion ExpressLive At The Baked Potato (CD & DVD set) ... CD
Fuel 2000, 2005. Used CD/DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nicely cooking live work from Brian Auger and his Oblivion Express – material that has a very similar feel to the stretched-out grooves of his classic Live Oblivion albums! The work here is all stepped-up, and nicely jamming – very much the best jazz-based side of Auger's groove – with that clear, clean keyboard sound that he was hitting strongly in the early 70s. The group's got female vocals on the set from Savannah – a soulful singer who fits nicely in with their vibe, and in very different ways from the rougher previous work of Julie Driscoll. Titles include "Freedom Jazz Dance", "Straight Ahead", "Brain Damage", "Bumpin On Sunset", "Happiness", "Compared To What", and "Indian Rope Man". Also features a DVD with even more tracks – a total of 13 numbers in all! CD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming the DVD is NTSC format, Region 1.)

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✨✧ BongolianHarlem Hipshake ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Bongolian outs himself as a one-man operation on the cover of this cooking little album – but that's OK with us, as Nasser Bouzida more than serves up the goods on a mix of percussion, guitar, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond – all with the heavy old school funk touches that have made his previous records so great! There's a bit of help on horns along the way – but Nasser keeps the grooves nice and lean throughout, with the kind of focus on conga and bongo parts that have made his music a 21st Century answer to the sound of the Incredible Bongo Band – funky, soulful, and really outta sight! Titles include "Soul Drums On 110th Street", "West Side Stories", "Mojito Time Baby", "Give The Drummer Some", "Tito's Payoff", "Do You Like It Like That", and "LSD Got A Hold On Me". CD

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✨✧ James BrownJames Brown At The Garden (expanded 2CD edition) ... CD
King/Hip-O Select, 1967. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not as well-known as James Brown's live albums from the Apollo, but a really cooking set from the 60s that keeps up a plenty hard groove all the way through! As with most of James' live dates, the tracks here move at a clip that's often even faster than the studio work – played to perfection by the group with razor-sharp tightness that's simply breathtaking – possibly even more so in this environment. And although the crowd noise swells up at time, there's definitely less of the "fake" live sound of other JB albums of this nature – just a gritty little live party that blows the speakers out from all the action at the low end! Titles include versions of "Ain't That A Groove", "I Got You", "Bring It Up", and "Out Of Sight" – plus the groovy "Hip Bag '67" and "Let Yourself Go". Nice cover, too – with a back photo that has a picture of James and Hubert Humphrey, and a front cover that's a cool cartoony image of New York near the Garden! Plus, this massively expanded version features 2/3 more material than the original album – 19 more tracks from the Live At The Latin Casino show – plus some rare "after show" tracks too – and full notes that finally get at all the mystery of the record. Added titles include "The King", "Devil's Den", "Night Train", "Bring It Up", "Prisoner Of Love", "Please Please Please", "James Brown Thank You", "Let Yourself Go (instrumental jam)", "Let Yourself Go (extended version)", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "Heartache/Get Loose/Jabo". CD
(Out of print limited edition.)

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✨✧ Donald Byrd with Pepper Adams & Gigi GryceYoung Byrd (10 To 4 At The 5 Spot/Gigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab) ... LP
Milestone, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Milestone reissue that brings together 2 late 50's sessions by Donald Byrd! 10 To 4 At The 5 Spot was one of Byrd's partnerships with Pepper Adams – and is tremendous work from saxophonist Pepper – quite possibly one of his most hard-blowing sets on record! The album's a live date, recorded at the legendary Five Spot – and the group here is a swinging one with plenty of soul jazz touches – a combo that includes a young Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Donald Byrd on trumpet, Doug Watkins on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all playing together at the height of their youthful powers! But even amidst all those heavyweights, Pepper Adams is clearly the star of the set – playing with a tone that's unbelievable – almost more tenor-like than a baritone sax, and filled with feeling throughout, even on the mellower moments. Donald Byrd sits out on one track, leaving Adams to dominate the ballad "You're My Thrill" – but he returns to the fold in tight formation on versions of "Hastings Street Bounce", "Yourna", "Tis", and "The Long Two/Four". Gigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab Quintet features a group led by Gigi Gryce running down nice hard bop numbers. There's no dry academic performances here, not that you'd guess that from the line-up, but the title kind of leads you in that direction. Donald Byrd and Gryce are playing nice and hard up front, with Wade Legge on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass and Art Taylor on drums cooking nicely in the rhythm section. The tracks include Legge's "Geraldine" and Gryce's "Minority" plus "Love For Sale", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Straight Ahead", and "Wake Up!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has light wear and an index label with clear tape at the spine.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue Train ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue Train ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono West 63rd pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, 9M etch, and ear. Label on Side 2 has a bit of pen. Cover has some surface wear, heavy edge wear, and wide masking tape along the sides, with a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisOn The Corner (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sublime bit of Miles Davis electric funk – one of the best-remembered electric sets from the 70s, and for good reason too! The tracks are long, the jams are hard, and the whole thing has a lot more funk than some of the noise you'd get on other Miles albums of the time – thanks to killer keyboards from Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, guitar from John McLaughlin, and reeds from Dave Liebman – plus some standout drums from the legendary Jack DeJohnette – easily at the top of his powers here. These top-shelf players jam together beautifully – really cooking on the album's long tracks – "On The Corner" and "Helen Butte/Mr Freedom X" – and tightening up on the slightly shorter cuts "Black Satin" and "One & One". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available On The Corner ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonHot Dog ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Fair Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
From the title, to the cover, to the gritty grooves way down in the wax – this has got to be one of the funkiest Blue Note albums ever – a real landmark from the legendary Lou Donaldson! The set kicks off with a hard and heavy groove from the very first note – thanks to some super-tight drumming by a young Idris Muhammad – still billed under his birth name of Leo Morris on the sleeve, but already hitting the kit with that snapping post-Popcorn style that would revolutionize funky jazz in years to come! Donaldson's plenty smoking himself on electrified alto sax – played with that great mix of flatness and echo that you'd hear in Eddie Harris' albums of the same time – and the rest of the lineup is equally cooking, with Melvin Sparks on guitar, Charles Earland on organ, and Ed Williams blasting away on funky trumpet! Titles include killer remakes of "It's Your Thing" and "Who's Making Love" – plus Donaldson originals "Hot Dog" and "Turtle Walk" – all nice and long, and with a really raw sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Labels are yellowed from age. Cover has some ring & edge wear, aging, and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonMF Horn 4 & 5 – Live At Jimmys ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet double-length set from Maynard – one that's live and totally cooking, and proof that Ferguson's funky big band style could work equally well in a concert setting! As on other Ferguson classics from the time, the instrumentation includes a good deal of Fender bass and electric piano – electrifying the bottom sound of the rhythm while the acoustic horns really soar over the top – hitting amazing patterns and formations that change rapidly as the set grooves on – usually on longer tracks that offer plenty of room for solos! The group features some great work by European player Ferdinand Povel on tenor and flute – and titles include "The Fox Hunt", "Nice N Juicy", "Blue Birdland", "Two For Otis", "Left Bank Express", "Teonova", and "Stay Loose With Bruce". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edgewear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBig Band & Quartet In Concert ... CD
Columbia (France), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique little album from Thelonious Monk – an early 60s live date that features a really cooking big band, plus some solo and quartet tracks as well! The bulk of the album's played by the big band – an unusual mix of players that includes Phil Woods on alto, Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Charlie Rouse on tenor, Thad Jones on cornet, Eddie Bert on trombone, and Nick Travis on trumpet – all cutting nicely angular lines under the direction of Monk's piano. The quartet material strips things down to a group with Rouse on tenor, Butch Warren on bass, and Frank Dunlop on drums – and one selection features Monk on solo piano. Titles include "I Mean You", "Oska T", "Four In One", "Darkness On The Delta", "Evidence", and "Played Twice". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alan MoorhouseKPM 1000 – Big Beat Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Tummy Touch (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The big beat here is plenty darn funky – but in some really weird and wonderful ways too – thanks to the genius talents of the mighty Alan Moorehouse, the legendary British maestro featured on this rare sound library album for KPM! Moorehouse is even more compelling than some of his funky contemporaries on the sound library scene – because he's not only got a great way of cooking up a short, simple, soulful groove – but he also puts the instruments together in really unusual ways, often to create sounds that veer past their simple origins, to make the grooves sound even greater! This album's a sound library masterpiece all the way through – the kind of set that makes you realize why this under-exposed genre of music is regarded so highly by modern beatheads – thanks to Moorehouse's use of organ, keyboards, funky drums, and a fair bit of acoustic guitar – quite unusual for a KPM set, but all the more compelling. Titles inlcude "Boss Man", "Soul Skimmer", "Pop Pastime", "That's Nice", "West Coastin", "Angelic Gas", "Expo In Tokyo", "Rock It Again", "Rockin Boogie", and "Pop Mandolin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth OrchestraSolar-Myth Approach Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
BYG/Affinity (UK), 1970/1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really unique material from Sun Ra – a pair of recordings that were initially circulated much more strongly than some of his Saturn Records material, thanks to the power of the BYG/Actuel label in the early 70s – but tracks that actually come from a variety of different sessions that Ra himself did with the Arkestra in the late 60s! Tracks are shortish, but very inventive – a well-chosen snapshot of all the new ideas that the group were cooking up during the end of the 60s in New York, with an increased mission to explore the outer reaches of space, and use more electronics than ever before! Ra plays some killer keyboards – moog, spacemaster, and acoustic piano – often with these really eerie tones – and other players include Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Akh Tal Ebah on space dimension mellophone, Ali Hassan on trombone, Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, and Pat Patrick on baritone – and the whole group vocalizes at points, joined by other singers who include June Tyson and Art Jenkins. There's also some great use of "strange strings" on the sessions, not to mention a bit of reverb – and tracks titles include "Spectrum", "The Satellites Are Spinning", "Seen III Took 4", "Adventures Of Bugs Hunter", "Legend", "The Realm Of Lightning", "The Utter Nots", "Outer Spaceways Inc", "Scene 1 Take 1", "Strange Worlds", "Ancient Ethiopia", "Pyramids", and "Interpretation". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Three Out (Mike Nock)Move ... CD
Columbia/Be! (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Totally great work from a young Mike Nock – a pianist that most folks know for his electric and experimental sounds of the 70s, but who's appearing here on record for the first time ever – at the head of a totally cooking soul jazz combo! Nock's command of the piano is tremendous right from the start – both hands flying freely, but with a very rhythmic vibe – one that's underscored by the strong work of Freddy Logan on bass and Chris Karan on drums – both musicians we don't know at all, but who really know how to make the record groove – especially in comparison to other Aussie jazz dates from the time. The bass is especially great – a key part of the album's sound, and explored by Nock with these bluesy chords on the piano – and titles include "Move", "Way Back", "Primitive", "Little Niles", "Freshwater", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". CD

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✨✧ Baby Face WilletteFace To Face (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the all-time great tenor/organ sessions on Blue Note – totally fierce, with a sound that's a lot rawer than most other work on the label! The incredible Baby Face Willette grooves it hard and heavy on Hammond – working in a quartet that includes Fred Jackson on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – a killer lineup that makes for a very cooking sound throughout! There's a bit of an R&B-ish tinge to most of the tracks on the set – gutbuckety soul jazz, of the sort you'd hear on a label like Prestige, but recorded with more of the Blue Note sense of poise and professionalism – a very unique blend that makes the album an essential one in any collection. Titles include "Swingin' At Sugar Rays", "Face To Face", "Something Strange", and "Goin Down". CD

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✨✧ VariousHavana Jam 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare cross-cultural session from 1979 – one in which Columbia Records was allowed to record live performances involving a number of American jazz musicians playing alongside Cuban groups like Irakere and The Cuban Percussion Ensemble! The blend of modes here is really great – somewhat in the territory of Irakere's albums for Columbia, but a lot wider-ranging overall – sometimes sensitive and jazz-based, sometimes much more upbeat and jamming! Jazz players include Dexter Gordon, Paquito D'Rivera, Jimmy Heath, and Stan Getz on tenor sax; Arthur Blythe on alto sax, Cedar Walton on piano, Jimmy Heath on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – as well as the members of Weather Report, who turn in one especially cooking number. Irakere plays "Mil Ciento De Junedad" and "Contradanza", Weather Report play "Teentown", Cuban Percussion Ensemble play "Scherezada/Sun Sun", John McLaughlin's Trio Of Doom play "Para Oriente" and "Continuum", and assorted jazz players handle "Tin Tin Deo", "Polkadots & Moonbeams", "Sounds For Sore Ears", and "I Wanna Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear and some edge wear.)

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✨✧ VariousVital Organs ... CD
Groovy Sounds, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the cookingest funky compilations we've ever carried – a monster batch of 10 funky Hammond organ tracks, all pretty darn obscure! The set was done under the supervision of New York Funk 45 DJ Mr Fine Wine – and features a stunning batch of tunes that are all plenty darn hard to find – and filled with heavy drums, roaring basslines, and super-smoking work on keyboards! Plus, unlike lots of other dodgy sets on the market, the whole thing's totally legit – and very well researched and thought out. Titles include "Cool Dad" by Ross Carnegie, "The Hatch" by The TMGs, "Every Time part 2" by Buddy McKnight, "Soul Power" by Jimmy Willis, "Foot Stumping" by The Organics, "Put Your Weight On It part 1" by The Filmore St Soul Rebellions, "Shimmy" by Toussaint McCall, and "Don't Give A Damn" by King Cain/Silvertone Band. Great! CD

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✨✧ Arthur BlytheElaborations/Light Blue/Put Sunshine In It ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of 80s albums from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – brought together in a 2CD set! First up is Elaborations – a beautiful moment in which the loft jazz generation really got a chance to shine in the mainstream – and mostly without any sense of overdone attempts at commercialization! The album's a great summation of all the ideas that reedman Arthur Blythe was cooking up in the 70s underground – performed here with a hip group that includes Blythe on alto, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Abdul Wadud on cello, Bobby Battle on drums, Bob Stewart on tuba, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Mohammad Abdullah on congas – some of them players who you might never have expected to be recording for Columbia Records! And yet the setting of the record doesn't interfere with their creativity at all – and instead, really seems to give Blythe and the group the sort of focus that only makes their ideas even better – on titles that include "Elaborations", "Metamorphosis", "Sister Daisy", "Shadows", and "The Lower Nile". Light Blue is a wonderful record from saxophonist Arthur Blythe – a set that features his group working through a number of tunes by Thelonious Monk – but with very different arrangements and instrumentation that change things up completely! The set came at a time when Monk was receiving a lot of new attention in the world of jazz, and at a time when Arthur's star had risen too – and the meeting of forces is wonderful – as Blythe brings all sorts of new rhythms and tonal combinations to play with familiar tunes that really transform in the process. The group is a familiar one for Blythe – and features Abdul Wadud on cello, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Bobby Battle on drums! And while you might scratch your head at the tuba, the instrument is often used in ways that might follow older bassline styles – but with a quality that bridges the alto and cello in a great way. Titles include "Nutty", "Coming On The Hudson", "Light Blue", "Epistrophy", and "We See". Put Sunshine In It is a record that really seems to live up to its title – as the sound here is maybe a little bit sunnier than on some of Arthur Blythe's previous albums! The record features heavy contributions from Todd Cochran – aka Bayete – who plays keyboards on most numbers, and introduces more of an electric vibe to the album than previous Blythe outings. The style isn't entirely fusion, but it's definitely warm and sunny – and Arthur responds as such with his solo work – a tight tighter and less edgey, but still nicely soulful. The album features a nice remake of the tune "Sentimental Walk" – from the movie Diva – plus the tracks "Uptown Strut", "Silhouette", "Put Sunshine In It", and "Tumalalumah". CD

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✨✧ Avishai CohenBig Vicious ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Avishai Cohen has given us many great records over the years, yet this time around, he seems to be cooking up something extra-special – an album that still echoes some of his older ideas, but which maybe has a bit more warmth, and a bit more unity – qualities that seem to come partly from the album's use of two different guitarists, whose electric elements provide a nice backdrop for the Cohen's trumpet! Uzi Ramirez plays one guitar, and Yonatan Albalak plays the other, and a bit of bass – but there's also maybe a more pointed drum sound too – not too funky or rhythmic, yet more than we're used to hearing from Avishai, and maybe ECM too. Aviv Cohen and Ziv Ravitz handle the drums – and the latter does some live sampling – and Avishai also adds some electric touches to the record, as well as uses a few effects on his horn. Titles include "The Cow & The Calf", "This Time It's Different", "Fractals", "Hidden CHamber", "Honey Fountain", "The Things You Tell Me", and "Teno Neno". CD
Also available Big Vicious ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Steve MillerChildren Of The Future ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The first moment of genius from the Steve Miller Band – a killer debut that also features a young Boz Scaggs as a key member of the group! Steve's the core star here, though – setting things up in this amazing blend of psych, blues, and hard rock – one that's easily a lot more ballsy than most of his Bay Area contemporaries at the time – really taking off on some propulsive rhythms, razor-sharp guitar, and cooking keyboards! Scaggs' vocal help is mighty nice – and titles include "You've Got The Power", "Pushed Me To It", "Junior Saw It Happen", "Baby's Callin Me Home", "Roll With It", and "Key To The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Lime green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Art PepperNeon Art Vol 2 ... CD
Omnivore, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare work from Art Pepper – and some of his best material from later years, too – all packaged in a really unique little set! The brings together unreleased live gems from Pepper – all done with a great later group that features George Cables on piano, David Williams on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums – really cooking away here in material from a Japanese tour in 1981! Side one features the brilliant "Mambo Koyama" – a snakey groover with a bit of a Latin vibe – and wonderfully soulful work from both Pepper and Cables! "Over The Rainbow" is a great 14 minute take on the classic – performed at a level that really leaves Art lots of open room to solo in the middle, with a tone that's simply breathtaking! "Allen's Alley" completes the record – done here with a nice romping groove that draws a lot from the basslines from Williams. CD

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✨✧ Sun RaSolar-Myth Approach Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Really unique material from Sun Ra – a pair of recordings that were initially circulated much more strongly than some of his Saturn Records material, thanks to the power of the BYG/Actuel label in the early 70s – but tracks that actually come from a variety of different sessions that Ra himself did with the Arkestra in the late 60s! Tracks are shortish, but very inventive – a well-chosen snapshot of all the new ideas that the group were cooking up during the end of the 60s in New York, with an increased mission to explore the outer reaches of space, and use more electronics than ever before! Ra plays some killer keyboards – moog, spacemaster, and acoustic piano – often with these really eerie tones – and other players include Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Akh Tal Ebah on space dimension mellophone, Ali Hassan on trombone, Marshal Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, and Pat Patrick on baritone – and the whole group vocalizes at points, joined by other singers who include June Tyson and Art Jenkins. There's also some great use of "strange strings" on the sessions, not to mention a bit of reverb – and tracks on this second volume include "The Utter Nots", "Outer Spaceways Inc", "Scene 1 Take 1", "Strange Worlds", "Ancient Ethiopia", "Pyramids", and "Interpretation". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ron SexsmithBlue Boy ... CD
Interscope/Cooking Vinyl (UK), 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
Produced by Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Art TaylorAT's Delight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A real stormer! This was one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by the great hardbop drummer Art Taylor – and it's one of the best from the Blue Note catalog at the time! The band is a heavily smoking one – with Dave Burns on trumpet, Stan Turrentine on tenor, and Wynton Kelly on piano – and Patato Valdez backs them up on conga on a number of tracks, too. The whole thing is perfectly put together, with an insanely tight rhythm line, and perfectly placed solos by Turrentine and Burns – really cooking with an intensity that matches some of the best Jazz Messengers albums of the time. Features a great version of Coltrane's "Syeeda's Song Flute", plus the tracks "Cookoo & Fungi", "Blue Interlude", and "Move". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art TaylorAT's Delight (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real stormer! This was one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by the great hardbop drummer Art Taylor – and it's one of the best from the Blue Note catalog at the time! The band is a heavily smoking one – with Dave Burns on trumpet, Stan Turrentine on tenor, and Wynton Kelly on piano – and Patato Valdez backs them up on conga on a number of tracks, too. The whole thing is perfectly put together, with an insanely tight rhythm line, and perfectly placed solos by Turrentine and Burns – really cooking with an intensity that matches some of the best Jazz Messengers albums of the time. Features a great version of Coltrane's "Syeeda's Song Flute", plus the tracks "Cookoo & Fungi", "Blue Interlude", and "Move". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Richard ThompsonFront Parlour Ballads ... CD
Cooking Vinyl, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderLatino Con Cal Tjader (Demasiado Calient/Cal Tjader Latino) ... CD
Fantasy, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A double-length set that features 2 Latin dates by vibist Cal Tjader! First up is Demasiado Caliente – one of Cal's lesser-known Latin sessions from his Fantasy Records years – a nice little cooker with some great arrangements from Eddie Cano, who also plays piano on the set! The album features two different groups – one a more familiar Tjader quartet with Lonnie Hewitt on piano and Jose Lozano on flute – the other a slightly larger group led by Cano, featuring Eddie on pian, Modesto Briseno on flute and alto, and Tony Terran on trumpet. Tracks are shortish, but plenty darn great – and Cal's vibes get some great company from the piano and horn players on the date. Percussion is by Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo – and titles include "Para Ti", "Mamblues", "Cal's Pals", "Tumbao", "Bludan", "Manila", and "Chispita". Cal Tjader Latino is tremendous Latin work from Cal – a set that has tracks that are a bit longer than usual, with grooves that really open up nicely and point the way towards the sound of his years at Verve Records! The players shift somewhat throughout the set, but are all pretty great – and they include Paul Horn and Rolando Lozano on flute, Jose Chombo Silva on tenor, and either Vince Guaraldi and Lonnie Hewitt on piano – plus heavy percussion from Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo. Titles include a really cooking take on "Afro Blue" – billed here to Mongo Santamaria as the author in the cut's pre-Coltrane fame – plus "Night In Tunisia", "Mambo Terrifico", "Rezo", and "Cuban Fantasy". CD

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✨✧ El AfrocomboPan Con Salsa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Famoso/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
That's a mighty big loaf of bread on the cover – and there's a mighty big sound on the record as well – a fantastic blend of early 70s salsa modes from this very cooking little combo – served up in a blend of two saxes, two trumpets, and plenty of great percussion and piano! The group clearly draw plenty of inspiration from the New York scene – particularly that moment when the tight Latin soul combos of the late 60s were moving into salsa styles for the 70s – but there's also some other South American rhythms at work here too, although not enough to knock the album off its strongly salsa course. Jackie Carazo handles lead vocals – and titles include "El Huevo", "Pan Con Salsa", "Bomba Pa Los Cueros", "La Bailadora", "Mira Muneca", and "A La Fiesta Del Mar" – plus a great groovy cover of "Oye Como Va". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDoin' Allright ... LP
Blue Note (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Doin Allright? Dexter's doing great on this one – working with that fully mature Blue Note sound of his – a rich approach to soloing that keeps the tracks cooking with excitement! The group on the set's an all-star lineup that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums – and the tunes are a great blend of soulful rhythms and bop improvisation – heard especially well on the album's landmark tune "Society Red"! All tracks are great, though – and other titles include "You've Changed", "For Regulars Only", and "I Was Doing All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Doin' Allright ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Little BeaverParty Down ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky classic from Little Beaver – one of the best albums to come out of the Miami scene of the mid 70s! Little Beaver lays down some righteous guitar and heavy vocals over a cool spare backing groove on this one. It's a party, alright, but it's got the feel of the smoldering, latenight hours of it – after everyone's feeling real good for a long while! The sound is sort of a mix between slow cooking raw soul and heavier stripped down funk outings. One of Little Beaver's best – and one of our all time favorites! Titles include "I Can Dig It Baby", "Money Vibrations", "Let The Good Times Roll", and "Party Down (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy Greene QuartetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jimmy Greene really knocks it out of the park with this cooking live set – showing us again that he's definitely a tenor talent to watch – one with a depth of soulfulness that stretches back to some of the more righteous players of the 60s, but with a contemporary vibe too – one that's very much at home in this Smalls Live setting! Tracks are all nice and long, and draw a lot of energy from the bold piano lines of Xavier Davis – who seems to be a great partner for Greene on the recording, really helping to shape and direct the flow of his tenor lines. There's almost a modal aspect to the record at times – although one led more by Davis' piano, instead of the bass of Ugonna Okegwo and drums of Gregory Hutchinson. Titles include "Sense Of Urgency", "Self Portrait 1", "Soul Music", "Home", and "Bloomfield". CD
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✨✧ JJ JohnsonJJ! ... CD
RCA/BMG (Germany), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful example of the mid-60s power of JJ Johnson – a big band session that features arrangements by JJ, Gary McFarland, and Oliver Nelson – all a very cooking mix of modernism, soul, and swing! The groups are large on all numbers, but there's plenty of room for Johnson to solo out in the lead – in a tightly-blown approach to trombone that almost comes across like a trumpet, given JJ's focus on the instrument. Other horn parts back him up lightly, but never overwhelm – and titles include "So What", "Stratusphunk", "Winter's Waif", "El Camino Real", "Stolen Moments", "Train Samba", and "Bemsha Swing". CD
 
 
 



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