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✨✧ VariousDIW – Disk In The World – Compiled By Jun Numata ... CD
DIW (Japan), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover looks a bit punk rock, but the music here is all jazz – pulled from the great catalog of DIW Records – the groundbreaking imprint of Japan's Disk Union record stores! Back at the end of the 80s, the company really started to put its money where its heart was – and launched a series of recordings of artists who weren't getting their fair shake in the studio, or the sort of freedoms that DIW was allowing them! The label's approach often allowed for unique combinations, or different expressions than some of the more familiar work of some of their artists – which made for a stretch when we were joyously awaiting each new DIW release, and the sorts of surprises they would bring. This package is a well-selected batch of classics, with a strong focus on the label's commitment to the New York avant scene – all newly remastered – with titles that include "Tahah" by John Zorn Masada, "Burning Like Love" by James Blood Ulmer, "Kush" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Autumn Leaves" by David S Ware, "Anaba Aozo" by Ayibobo featuring Jean-Paul Bourelly, "Deep River" by David Murray, "Spiritual" by Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, and "In Time" by Music Revelation Ensemble. CD
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Geri Allen/Charlie Haden/Paul MotianSegments ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Beautiful trio work from Geri Allen – recording here with a great group that features Paul Motian on drums and some especially great work from Charlie Haden on bass! Haden's bass really figures into the sound of most of the songs strongly – almost leading more than Allen's piano, with a sound that's round and deep-toned, and which really brings a great sense of soul to the set – which is then given a nicely punctuated vibe by Allen's strong piano! Motian, as you might expect, is nicely elliptical – able to move all around the kit, but without ever losing control – and although the performances get a bit outside at times, the whole thing's mostly got a strong sense of soul and a tight rhythmic core. Titles include "Law Years", "Segment", "La Pasionaria", "Rain", "Home", and "I'm All Smiles". CD

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoAncient To The Future ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1987. Used ... $24.99
The Art Esemble of Chicago pay tribute to a surprising range of influences – from Duke Ellington to Otis Redding to Fela Kuti and Jimi Hendrix – but all in a set that's still filled with plenty of their trademark creative improvisation, too! In a way, the record's a great illustration of the changes that had come to the AACM over the course of two decades – still bold enough to break down new territory in jazz, but also feeling confident enough to claim a key role in, and link to, a larger history of African-American expression – one that's handled quite deftly here by the group! Lee Bowie joins the group a bit on synth, a relatively small addition to the core sounds from Lester Bowie on trumpet, Joseph Jarman and Roscoe Mitchell on reeds, Malachi Favors on bass, and Don Moye on percussion. Titles include a firey reading of Fela's "Zombie", which is great, plus covers of "No Woman No Cry", "Purple Haze", "These Arms Of Mine", and "Creole Love Call" – and the group's own "Ancient To The Future" suite. CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Ensemble Of Chicago with Cecil TaylorDreaming Of The Masters Vol 2 – Thelonious Sphere Monk ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1991. Used ... $12.99
A really unusual session – the Art Ensemble Of Chicago is joined by pianist Cecil Taylor – in a celebration of the music of Thelonious Monk! CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Ensemble Of Soweto (Art Ensemble Of Chicago)America – South Africa ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1989/1990. Used ... $9.99
A second pairing of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and the Amabutho Male Chorus – one that's indicated not just in the title of the record, but in a changing of the group's name! The sound here is even more Afro-styled than the previous effort – coming across right from the start with a bold, righteous vibe that's quite unique – almost a bit more confident than some of the Ensemble's other work of the time – and executed in a way that really shows that confidence! The male voices aren't always in strong focus, which still leaves plenty of space for the group's creative instrumental interplay – and titles include "Colors One", "US of A/U of SA", "Zola's Smile", "America", and "You Got It". CD
(Out of print.)

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Albert AylerFirst Recording Vol 2 ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1962. Used ... $9.99
With Torbjorn Hultcrantz on bass, Sune Spangberg on drums & Albert Ayler on tenor sax. CD
(Out of print.)

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James Carter QuartetJC On The Set ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1993. Used ... $5.99
James Carter's first album as a leader – and a set that helped mark a place for him as one of the strongest saxophone voices of the 90s! The album has Carter's work on alto, tenor, and baritone saxes set center stage – alongside backing by a trio that features pianist Craig Taborn, but which allows plenty of space for Carter to dominate the sound with his deeply soulful tone and often-pyrotechnic approach to his solos. There's some occasional moments that go a bit over the top, in a "hey look at me" sort of mode – but they're nicely offset by a deeper spirit that appreciates the traditions that inform Carter's sound, and which made the record a real standout in the early 90s. Titles include "Lunatic", "Hour Of Parting", "Caravan", "Blues For A Nomadic Princess", "Worried & Blue", and "Baby Girl Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Andrew CyrilleMy Friend Louis ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1992. Used ... $10.99
One of the true soul jazz classics of the 90s! Although Andrew Cyrille is better known for some of his more "out" material, we totally dig this 1992 album – because it's got a sweeping spiritual feel, and a very soulful groove that recalls 70s work by players like Billy Harper or Marvin Hannibal Peterson! Tracks are long and very open-ended, but never go too far out – just progress along with a great sense of vision, courtesy of a group of players that includes Hannibal on trumpet, Oliver Lake on soprano and alto sax, Adegoke Steve Colson on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Cyrille on drums. The group is impeccably tight, and the whole thing sounds like a lost session from Strata East – with just the right mix of outside soloing and inside grooving – and titles include "Soul Brother", "The Prophet", "Shell", "Tap Dancer", "South Of The Border Serenade", and "Where's Nine". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a faint mark from a price sticker, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Steve GrossmanKatonah (180 gram pressing) ... LP
DIW (Japan), 1986. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A bold little set from Steve Grossman – a record that's nicely poised between his frenetic work of the 70s and mellower moments of later years – done in quartet formation, but with plenty of focus on Steve's wonderful tenor, especially on the longer tracks! There's a very nice "bit" in Grossman's reed on most of the numbers here – a sound that's not as screeching as on his 70s dates, but which often hints at that direction, then swings back into a rounder, fuller tone on the horn. Backing is by Takehiro Honda on piano, Masahiro Yoshida on drums, and either Hideo Kawahara or Yasushi Yoneki on bass – on titles that include "Taurus People", "Soultrane", "Katonah", and "Afternoon In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing)

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Immigrant's Bossa BandMessage ... CD
DIW (Japan), 2007. Used ... $16.99
Beautiful tunes from the Immigrant's Bossa Band – a Japanese combo with a distinct ear for a Brazilian groove! The style here is a warm blend of jazz and samba – performed with a relatively lively approach throughout, and less of the too-polished, or too-sleepy styles that sometimes hold back other contemporary work of this nature. Lyrics are all in Japanese, but even with that language barrier, you'll still find plenty here to love amidst the acoustic guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, and percussion that make up the core energy of the grooves! Titles include a great remake of "Samba De Flora", plus "Way Ahead", "Fleeting", "See Things In Breezy Summer", "Soul 4 Bossa", and "Message" in both original and Sunaga T versions! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Shannon Jackson & The Decoding SocietyRaven Roc ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1992. Used ... $16.99
With Dom Richards on bass, Shannon Jackson on drums, flute & obe & Jef Lee Johnson & David "Fuze" Fiuczynski on guitars. CD
(Out of print, some highlighting of tracks inside booklet.)

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Lee KonitzSome New Stuff ... CD
DIW (Japan), 2000. Used ... $26.99
With Greg Cohen on bass & Joey Baron on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Harold MabernLeading Man ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the most compelling Harold Mabern albums for DIW – and the only one to feature a larger group than a trio! Mabern almost returns to his soul jazz 60s roots on Prestige with this sweet little set – adding in the trumpet of Bill Mobley, tenor of Bill Easley, and guitar of Kevin Eubanks – all filling out the core trio grooving with Ron Carter on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! Horns don't always dominate – and the energy of the record still seems to come from the trio formation – but the added instrumentation definitely changes things up strongly, and really seems to push the sound a lot too. Pamela Watson makes a nice vocal appearance on "The Man From Hyde Park" – and other cuts include "She/Mr Lucky", "T Bone Steak", "B&B", "Mercury Retro", "Yes Or No", and "Save The Best For Last". CD

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Harold MabernLookin On The Bright Side ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $24.99
A bright, positive set from pianist Harold Mabern – one that's overflowing with soul and spirit – and a perfect example of his strengths during the 90s stretch when his career really took off again! The trio's got a well-balanced approach to rhythm – bold basslines from Christian McBride, whose youthful tones seem to warm up Mabern's music more than ever – and tight drums from Jack DeJohnette, who knows nicely that less is more – and never tries to overwhelm the interplay between Harold and Christian! Titles include "Big Time Cooper", "Moment's Notice", "Look On The Bright Side", "Our Waltz", and "Too Late Fall Back Baby" – a number you might remember from Mabern's Strata East years, sounding mighty nice here, too! CD

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✨✧ Harold MabernStraight Street ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1989. Used ... $9.99
A straight street, but a great street – as Harold Mabern returns to full force in this lovely set of trio tracks! The set's one of the best of any of Mabern's early 90s sessions for DIW Records – a very strong outing with Ron Carter on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums – served up with a no-nonsense approach to the music that has Harold spinning off lyrical lines at his soulful best. The recording quality brings out some nice round tones in Mabern's piano – and titles include "Seminole", "To Wane", "Mr Stitt", "Straight Street", "It's You Or No One", and "Crescent". CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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David MurrayDavid Murray Big Band ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1991. Used ... $14.99
Murray's fronting a big band led by Butch Morris – a group that sounds a lot better to our ears than most of Morris' own larger groups of the time, possibly because of the style of the recording. The tracks shift mood, tone, and approach with each number – working out references to some spiritual leaders, and forging new ground on a few of the more adventurous numbers. Murray's horn is in the lead mostly – but the interplay with the rest of the group is pretty incredible at times. Players include Fred Hopkins, Sonelius Smith, James Spaulding, John Purcell, Craig Harris, Vincent Chaney, and Don Byron – and titles include "Istanbul", "Lovejoy", "Calling Steve McCall", "Paul Gonsalves", and "Lester". CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)

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David MurrayShakill's Warrior ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1991. Used ... $4.99
A surprisingly nice album of straight ahead tenor tracks from David Murray – playing here in a quartet with guitarist Stanley Franks, drummer Andrew Cyrille, and the great Don Pullen, who plays organ on the session! The album's not exactly in the classic soul jazz organ/tenor mode – but it is one of the few that Murray ever recorded, and it's quite interesting to hear him in this sort of a format. Plus, it was also one of the few recorded during that magic year of 1991 – when DIW really seemed to be getting things right, turning out some of the few truly genius albums in the history of the label. Titles include "Milano Strut", "Black February", "At The Cafe Central", "In The Spirit", and "High Priest". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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David MurraySpecial Quartet ... CD
Columbia/DIW, 1991. Used ... $6.99
A great little session by Murray – recorded at that point in the early 90s when DIW was turning out some especially soulful records! The group on the set features Fred Hopkins on bass, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums – and although you might expect a Coltraney feel from such a group, the range of expression is wider, in a variety of rootsier styles that Murray was using at the time. Titles include "3D Family", "Cousin Mary", "Hope/Scope", "Dexter's Dues", and "La Tina Lee". CD
(Out of print.)

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David MurraySpirituals ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. Used ... $18.99
An album of spiritual tunes and spiritual themes – played by David Murray in a style that's quite similar to his work on the Deep River set! The format's a bit more traditional here, given the album's use of older themes from gospel music – but the core quartet of Dave Burrell, Fred Hopkins, and Ralph Peterson all work together with Murray's tenor to keep things fresh throughout. The album features 2 great originals by Dave Burrell – "Dave Blue" and "Abel's Blissed Out Blues" – plus versions of "Crucifixion", "Amazing Grace", and "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen". CD
(Out of print.)

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David Murray QuartetBallads For Bass Clarinet ... LP
DIW/Koko (UK), 1991. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the greatest jazz voices on the bass clarinet – save perhaps for the late Eric Dolphy – working here in a wonderful batch of ballads and gentle groovers! The set's quite different from the usual jazz date to bear "ballads" in the title – as David Murray's not ruminating over standards with too much strings – and instead still works in a hip small combo mode that's filled with swing and soul. In fact, most tunes are hardly ballads in the traditional style – and just showcase a slightly gentler, more personal side of Murray's music – but one that still has plenty of darkness around the edges. The group's a quartet – with John Hicks on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – and tunes include "Portrait Of A Black Woman", "Waltz To Heaven", "Elegy For Fannie Lou", "Lyons Street", "Chazz", and "New Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PlayaAnother Side Of Odorama Dreams ... CD
DIW (Japan), 2005. Used ... $11.99
A new take on Playa's Odorama Dreams – one that offers up remixes of tunes from the original set! Given the varied styles and moods of the initial album, the remixers have plenty to work with – and they really push the borders of the tunes with a lot of additional material, sounds, and samples. A few cuts are a bit in the Readymade-playful mode – and titles include "I Like It (Girls version)", "ELA (Quartz Head rmx)", "Ghetto Girl (Full Size rmx)", "I Like It (April Set Cubano bossa rmx)", "Lulu View (Game Boyee rmx)", "Snow In March", and "Still (Pablo's mix)". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ James Williams/Richard Davis/Ronnie BurrageI Remember Clifford ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. Used ... $14.99
Features James Williams on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums! Features versions of Benny Golson's "I Remember Clifford", Cecil Bridgewater's "As I Live & Breathe", and Frank Foster's "Simone". CD
(Out of print.)

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Reiko YamamotoTempus Fugit (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
DIW (Japan), 2012. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $24.99
The first we've ever heard from Reiko Yamamoto – a heck of a vibist from the Tokyo scene – and one with a really great sound, especially on the album's more dynamic numbers! The group's a quartet – with guitar, bass, and drums – and Reiko can really dominate the sound in a great way, with echoes of Milt Jackson at some moments – but a stronger punch at other points too! Taichi Minagawa handles the guitar – with a strong sense of color that's perfect for the vibes, but also the right amount of rhythm to keep things moving, too – and titles include the originals "One Way", "Forty Miles", and "Hopes & Fears" – plus versions of "Workout", "The Midnight Sun Will Never Set", "Bernie's Tune", "That's All", and "8lb 10oz". CD
(2CD version – with the original album on one CD, and a remastered version on another!)

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✨✧ Geoff Keezer TrioWorld Music ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really lovely set from Geoff Keezer – light and lyrical one minute, then ringing out with powerfully strong piano lines the next! There's a power here that really caught us by surprise – as Keezer takes off with majestic command of the keys on many of the set's numbers – one that comes across in waves of sound that almost recall Mulgrew Miller, but which also have the sonic ferocity of Stanley Cowell at his best. Yet at other times, there's a gentle, almost bell-like quality to the piano on the album – one that matches the forceful runs with introspective playing – creating a perfect balance that further deepens the overall sense of the set. Players include Tony Reedus on drums, James Genus on bass, and Rudy Bird on added percussion on a few tracks – and titles include "Consummation", "The Wild Line", "Accra", "Virgin Madris", and "Once Upon A Dream". CD
(Tray card is missing both spines, back of booklet has a name in pen, barcode has a cutout hole covered by a piece of clear tape.)

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✨✧ Sun Ra ArkestraLive At Pit Inn Tokyo 1988 ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic Arkestra live set from the end of the 80s – beautifully recorded, and put together with a lot more dynamic energy than some of the less professional Sun Ra live dates from the time! The set runs for nearly an hour in length, and tracks are long, but often quite focused – served up with a good deal of soulfulness in both the rhythms and horn work, as well as some of that Ellington-inspired tightness that marked Ra's best later years. Players include Michael Ray, John Gilmore, Tyrone Hill, Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, and Ahmed Abdullah – and titles include "Astro Black", "If You Came From Nowhere Here", "Can You Take It", "Angel Race/I Will Wait For You", "Cosmo Approach Prelude", and "Interstellar Lo-Ways". CD
(Out of print and still sealed. Shrink has a sticker from the distributor on the front.)

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✨✧ Trio TransitionTrio Transition With Special Guest Oliver Lake ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The trio here is a great one – Mulgrew Miller on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums – joined by some great alto from Oliver Lake! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Franco CerriFranco Cerri & His European All Stars ... LP
Columbia/DIW (Japan), 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A gem of a session from Italian guitarist Franco Cerri – recording here at the end of the 50s with a well-titled batch of European jazz stars! The groups shift slightly throughout the set, and players include Lars Gullin on baritone sax, Flavio Ambrosetti on alto, George Gruntz on piano, and Pierre Favre on drums! The album features one trio track, three quartet numbers, three quintet tunes, and one sextet cut – all of them with Cerri's illuminating single-line work on guitar – sounding especially nice next to the horns. Ambrosetti is a real treat here – a sharp-edged player we'd never heard before, working with a strong undercurrent of soul that we really appreciate. Titles include "Flavio's Blues", "Foxology", "Felixin", "General Riff", and "Runnin Wild". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert – in a great flipback cover!)

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✨✧ Harold Mabern TrioMaya With Love ... CD
DIW (Japan), Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Harold Mabern was one of the greatest under-discovered jazz talents of the 60s – playing on records with artists like The MJT+3, Lee Morgan, and others – and all these years later, he's still one of our favorite talents on the piano! This early 90s set for DIW features Mabern in a trio format, with backing by Christian McBride on bass and Tony Reedus on drums – done in a swirling soulful sound that brings out the most lyrical side of Mabern's playing – this flowing waves of energy he developed strongly from the 70s onward. Titles include "Hymn Of The Orient", "Blue Bossa", "Maybe September", "Lament", and "To Maya Glynne With Love". CD

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✨✧ Steve GrossmanKatonah (180 gram pressing) ... LP
DIW/Tiger Bay (UK), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A bold little set from Steve Grossman – a record that's nicely poised between his frenetic work of the 70s and mellower moments of later years – done in quartet formation, but with plenty of focus on Steve's wonderful tenor, especially on the longer tracks! There's a very nice "bit" in Grossman's reed on most of the numbers here – a sound that's not as screeching as on his 70s dates, but which often hints at that direction, then swings back into a rounder, fuller tone on the horn. Backing is by Takehiro Honda on piano, Masahiro Yoshida on drums, and either Hideo Kawahara or Yasushi Yoneki on bass – on titles that include "Taurus People", "Soultrane", "Katonah", and "Afternoon In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)
Also available Katonah (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Harold Mabern TrioMabern's Grooveyard ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Forget the hokey cover and title, because this set is one of Harold Mabern's best of the 90s – delivered with that subtle soulfulness that's always made us love his piano work so much! There's a beautifully stripped-down sense of lyricism to the set – as Mabern's work on keys dances around full bass work from Christian McBride, plus some nicely economical drums from Tony Reedus – whose playing here is gentle enough that it's almost letting the bass drive the groove of the set. Mabern follows suit by exploring the deeper ranges of the piano with effortless creativity – stretching out especially well on the album's versions of older jazz standards like "Ladybird", "Jeannine", "Grooveyard", and "Minority" – as well as his own composition "Aon". CD
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Michel SardabyNight Blossom (2CD version) ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... About August 19, 2020 (delayed)
Lovely work from pianist Michel Sardaby – a player who probably spent more time on the eastern side of the Atlantic than he did in America, which is a reason why he never really got his due in the US. However, Sardaby's connection to the Parisian scene filled his playing with that wonderful mix of lyricism and modernism that you find in the best French jazz pianists – and it's still very much alive in this 1990 recording for DIW. The set features backing by Tootie Heath on drums and Jay Leonhart on bass – a great duo, who really bring a lot of energy to the set – even though Sardaby's still the main focus, with those beautifully flowing lines of his that we love so much! Titles include "Madrugada", "Way Farer", "Maelstrom", and "Night Blossom". CD
(2CD edition – with standard CD and MQACD high-resolution CD!)
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White Eagles Of SabagraiaOktp Bi Diweni ... LP
Tradiscos (Nigeria), Fair ... $6.99
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(NOTE: Cover is almost completely missing. Only includes the top half of the front cover.)

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VariousDiwali – Greensleeves Rhythm Album #27 ... LP
Greensleeves, 2002. Very Good+ 2LP ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Grachan Moncur IIISome Other Stuff (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful, wonderful, wonderful "new thing" jazz session from Blue Note – and proof that the avant garde in the 60s didn't necessarily have to resort to blowing their heads off to make fantastic music! Trombonist Grachan Moncur III organized the session – but like other key Blue Note dates of this type, including work from Tony Williams and Jackie McLean, the album's a very evenly-weighted date that features equal contributions from all members involved! The lineup's a dream – and features Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – and the set's very much in the vein of Williams' Life Time album for Blue Note – with lots of dark, moody, and extremely complex compositions – and beautifully restrained modern solos. Moncur wrote all the tracks, and titles include "The Twins", "Nomadic", "Gnostic", and "Thandiwa". CD

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TinariwenTassili ... CD
Anti, 2011. Used ... $5.99
A mighty impressive album from Tinarwen – in which the group puts down the electric guitars for acoustic ones – recorded in the desert and with a stunning clarity and beauty, it's among the best of their recorded music that we've heard to date! Much was made by the press of the hip modern rock accompaniment upon this great album's arrival, and truth be told, we were skeptical of it. But then we actually heard the record, and it's complete win. The subtle outer edge guitar textures by Nels Cline on one song, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band horns on another, and vocal and guitar work by Tunde Adebimpe & Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio on a few tracks work brilliantly with this material. But nothing takes the spotlight off of Tinariwen, with their moody vocals and the haunting instrumentation of Ibrahim Ag Alhabib and the rest of the group. Includes "Imdiwan Ma Tenam", "Asuf D Alwa", "Tenere Taqhim Tossam", "Walla Illa", "Tiliaden Osamnat", "Djeredjere", "Iswegh Attay", "Ya Messinagh", "Takest Tamidaret" and more. CD

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VariousPsych Funk Sa Re Ga! – Seminar – Aesthetic Expressions Of Psychedelic Funk Music In India 1970 to 1983 ... CD
World Psychedelic Classics, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 17.98
A funky psychedelic kaliedoscope of grooves from India – killer numbers from the 70s and into the early 80s – Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga, from the folks who put together the equally heavy Psych-Funk 101 and Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas compilations! Most of cuts here have a raw, fuzzed out undercurrent of psychedelia – guitars that buzz or lead searingly, depending on the needs of the number – with heavy, funk-based drums and/or hand percussion with rumbling bass rhythms. From that core, they bust out mightily with more furious percussion, rhythms, mad horn arrangements, and vocals that work as either a sweetener or for even more wild-eyed excitement! In short, global psychedelic funk rhythms with regional Indian folk and classical flourishes, blended with mod, soul, garage and soundtrack influences from around the globe. It's a funky, psychedelic fusion of east and west that's billed as a seminar, but this is no academic endeavor – it's a psych funk party all the way! Includes "The Mod Trade" by The Black Beats, "Psychedelia" by X'Lents, "Somebody To Love – Edit" and "Gairaag Dance Music – Edit" by Kalyanji Anandji, "Dance Music From Hare Rama Hare Krishna" by RD Burman, "Lekar Ham Diwana Dil" by RD Burman feat Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumar, "Mary Long" by Atomic Forest, "Dharmatma Theme Music" by Kalyanji Anandji, "Phir Teri Yaad" by Hemant Bhosle feat Asha Bhosle, "Thanimayil" by Ilaiyaraaja fet Vani Jairam & Chorus and more. 20 tracks in all – with a thick booklet of notes on each track, plus loads of photos, original album & poster art, and more. CD

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✨✧ TinariwenAman Iman – Water Is Life ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Guitars from the desert by Tinariwen – a group with Malian roots, and a sound that's all their own! The album's got production that's tighter than some of their previous efforts, but a feel that's far from slick – just a haunting, hypnotic blend of the band's many guitars – built up into wonderful rhythms that start slow, then really take off. Almost all numbers have vocals, which slide into the blend beautifully – and titles include "Assouf", "Mano Dayak", "Cler Achel", "Soixante Trois", "Awa Didjen", "Imidiwan Winakalin", and "Izarharh Tenere". CD
(Out of print.)

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