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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsThings To Come From Those Now Gone ... CD
Delmark, 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A tremendous step forward for the young Muhal Richard Abrams – a set that still shows his early roots in the AACM, but which also blossoms with some of his more serious compositional efforts to come! There's a sensitivity here that really stands out – even among Abrams' contemporaries – a striving for a wider range of expression – some as bold as before, some much more deeply personal and intimate. The tracks feature a shifting array of players – working alongside Abrams piano, and building up the sound in a number of different ways. Players include Wallace McMillan on flute and sax, Edwin Daugherty on sax, Richard Brown on sax, Emanuel Cranshaw on vibes, Rufus Reid on bass, and Steve McCall and Wilbur Campbell on drums. Ella Jackson provides vocals on "How Are You?" – and other titles include "Ballad For New Souls", "Things To Come From Those Now Gone", "In Retrospect", "Ballad For Old Souls", "1 & 4 Plus 2 & 7", and "March Of The Transients". CD

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✨✧ Active IngredientsTitration ... CD
Delmark, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features key ingredients from the Chicago scene including Chad Taylor, Jemeel Moondoc, Tom Abbs, Steve Swell, David Boykin, Rob Mazurek, and Avreeayl Ra. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jason AdasiewiczSunrooms ... CD
Delmark, 2010. Used ... $9.99
Quite possibly the freshest vibist we've heard in years – a player whose records are always exploding with amazing sounds on his instrument – and the kind of intensity we'd reserve for a rare few on the vibes – maybe Bobby Hutcherson, Walt Dickerson, or Steve Nelson! Jason Adasiewicz has a talent that's been building and building for the past few years – and here, he really knocks it out of the park – showing a melodic conception that's as bold as his rhythmic inspiration – and control enough to get free, yet swing inside beautifully at just the right moment! The balance is one that's really been bringing some great sounds to the Chicago scene in recent years – and Jason's trio here features very like-minded cats – Mike Reed on drums and Nate McBride on bass, both players who ensure that the record is far more compelling than most other vibes trio sets you'll hope to find. Titles include "Stake", "Life", "Rose Garden", "Overtones Of China", "Warm Valley", and "Off My Back Jack". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderUp, Over & Out ... CD
Delmark, 1993. Used ... $8.99
Clear, clean, and tremendous tenor work from a young Eric Alexander – working here in one of his early partnerships with pianist Harold Mabern – in a way that really helps to re-direct Mabern's energy, and take him back to the glory days of his recordings in the 60s! Alexander's tenor has a classic sound here that's wonderful – focused and very sure of itself, and able to roll out on longer numbers with a great sense of imagination that avoids any too-easy notes or hackneyed choices. Mabern follows suit strongly – sounding better than on any of his trio records from the same period, and matching Alexander's youthful energy with some soaring lines of his own – often in a modal mode that seems to bring out the best in both players. Drums are by the rock-solid Joe Farnsworth, and bass is by John Ore – on tracks that include "Up Over & Out", "Eronel", "Flying Fish", "Blues For Mabe", "I Remember Clifford", and "Bewitched". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Jim Beebe's Chicago JazzSultry Serenade ... CD
Delmark, 1996. Used ... $4.99
With Connie Jones on cornet, John Otto on clarinet, Jim Bebbe on trombone, Paul Asaro on piano, John Bany on bass, Johnie Faren on drums & Judi K on vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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Willie Bryant & Doc PomusBlues Around The Clock ... CD
Delmark, Mid/Late 40s. Used ... $7.99
Rare material from the Apollo label, recorded in Harlem with vocalists Willie Bryant and Doc Pomus. Features Taft Jordan on trumpet, Leonard Feather on piano, and Tab Smith on alto. CD

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Roy CampbellEthnic Stew & Brew ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... $9.99
Featuring Campbell's Pyramid Trio group, with William Parker and Hamid Drake. 7 numbers in all, including "Tazz's Dilema", 'Malcolm, Martin & Mandela", "Imhotep", 'Impressions Of Yokahama", "Ethnic Stew & Brew", "Heavenly Ascending" and "Amadou Diallo". CD
(Out of print, please note the tray card is missing one spine.)

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Frank CatalanoCut It Out ... CD
Delmark, 1998. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Chicago Luzern ExchangeSeveral Lights ... CD
Delmark, 2005. Used ... $6.99
With Marc Unternahrer on tuba, Keefe Jackson on tenor, Josh Berman on cornet and Frank Rosaly on drums. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Chicago Underground TrioChronicle ... CD
Delmark, 2007. Used ... $8.99
The first-ever live performance from the Chicago Underground team of Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor – working here as a trio, with bassist Jason Ajemian as a wonderful addition to the group! Ajemian's basslines really dominate the initial part of the set – creating a pulse that draws in the drums of Taylor and cornet of Mazurek – who then both open up on a variety of other instruments, including moog, electric celeste, gong, bamboo flute, vibes, marimba, and other percussion – all used in an almost AACM-like way. Ajemian contributes some electronics to the set, as does Mazurek – but the best sounds here are all acoustic ones – played with an abstracted sensibility that's quite textural, and which furthers the trademark expressions that have made Mazurek and Taylor one of the most compelling jazz teams to come from the Chicago scene in the past few decades. Titles include "Initiation", "Resistance", "Power", "Transformation", "Crisis", and "Transcendence". CD

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Ernest DawkinsJo Burg Bump ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... $7.99
Ernest Dawkins' New Horinzons Ensemble featuring Ameen Muhammad on trumpet and conch shell, Steve Berry on trombone, Yosef Ben Israel on bass, Avreeayl Ra on drums, Jeff Parker on guitar, and almost everyone on percussion. CD
(Tray card has a light stain in one corner.)

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Jimmy DawkinsBlisterstring ... LP
Delmark, 1976. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Features Jimmy Dawkins on guitar and vocals – with Jimmy Johnson on guitar, Sylvester Boines on bass, and Tyrone Centuray on drums! Sonny Thompson plays a bit of guest piano too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, with some aging and slight waviness at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual TrioBig Cliff ... CD
Delmark, 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Ari Brown on tenor sax & piano, Malachi Favors on bass, Billy Bang on violin, and Kahil El'Zabar on African drums, drums, and thumb piano. CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a faint mark from an old price sticker.)

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Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual TrioRenaissance Of The Resistance ... CD
Delmark, 1995. Used ... $11.99
Percussionist Kahil El'Zabar leads the Ritual Trio, and the group's one of the truest extensions of the AACM spirit to still exist in Chicago. No wonder, though, as it's got Malachi Favors of the Art Ensemble on bass, as well as multi-faceted reedman Ari Brown on saxes. El'Zabar's the real core of the group, though, and his soulful approach to percussion adds in a degree of warmth that always humanizes the work of the group, pushing it past simple virtuostic improvisation. This set from 1995 still has the group going strong – and it features many strong tracks, including "Sweet Meat", "Fatsmo", " Save Your Love For Me", "Golden Sea", "Trane In Mind", and "Ornette". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Kahil El'Zabar's Infinity OrchestraTransmigration ... CD
Delmark, 2007. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Kahil El'Zabar's working here with the Infinity Orchestra – a very large ensemble of musicians from the south of France – pulled together by Kahil for this special performance! A core trio of Americans is at the lead – El'Zabar on percussion, Ernest Dawkins on alto, and Joseph Bowie on trombone – but the larger group supports their work wonderfully with a full complement of saxes, trumpets, and trombones – and a huge amount of African percussion that creates a very earthy feel. There's a few vocal moments on the set too, as well as a slightly unfortunate use of turntable work too – and titles include "Soul To Groove", "Nu Art Claiming Earth", "Return Of The Lost Tribe", and "Speaking In Tongues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ethnic Heritage EnsembleContinuum ... CD
Delmark, 1997. Used ... $9.99
With Kahil El'Zabar on drums and African thumb piano, Joseph Bowie on trombone, Ernest Dawkins on tenor and alto saxophone, and Harold Murray on percusssion. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ethnic Heritage EnsembleFreedom Jazz Dance ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... $7.99
Features Kahil El'Zabar on drums and African thumb piano, Joseph Bowie on trombone, Ernest Dawkins on alto and tenor, Fareed Haque on guitars, and everyone on percussion. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jimmy ForrestBlack Forrest – Previously Unissued Recordings With Grant Green & Elvin Jones ... CD
Delmark, Early 60s/1972. Used ... $10.99
Great material from the sessions for Jimmy Forrest's album All The Gin Is Gone – recorded by Delmark back in their early days, and done with an underground groove that Jimmy didn't always get on record! The core group on the album features players Jimmy was working with under the leadership of Harry Edison – drummer Elvin Jones, pianist Harold Mabern, and bassist Gene Ramey – and a very young Grant Green sits in on guitar on a few of the album's best numbers. Titles include alternates of tracks from All The Gin, plus other numbers new to the set – and tracks include "Dog It", "Black Forrest", "Sunkefoal", "These Foolish Things", "You Go To My Head", "All The Gin Is Gone", and "What's New". CD also features a previously unissued take of "These Foolish Things". CD

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Francine GriffinSong Bird ... CD
Delmark, 1991/1998. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Lin Halliday with Ira SullivanWhere Or When ... CD
Delmark, 1993. Used ... $5.99
A quintet session featuring Lin Halliday on tenor and Ira Sullivan on trumpet, flugelhorn, and tenor sax. CD
(Please note the tray card is missing both spines, barcode has a cutout hole and a small piece of clear tape.)

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✨✧ Joseph JarmanSong For (first cover) ... LP
Delmark, 1966. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the first-ever recordings of the Chicago AACM scene – and an early set that has Joseph Jarman recording as a leader before founding the groundbreaking Art Ensemble Of Chicago. The group features some seminal Chicago players who are only now getting the credit they deserve in the history of avant garde jazz – trumpeter Billy Brimfield and tenorist Fred Anderson – plus work by the obscure Christopher Gaddy on piano and marimba, as well as the great percussionists Thurman Barker and Steve McCall. Titles are "Little Fox Run", "Adam's Rib", "Non-cognitive Aspects Of The City", and "Song For" -. LP, Vinyl record album
(7 West Grand pressing. Cover has light wear and light marks from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Robert Lockwood JrSteady Rollin Man ... LP
Delmark, 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A searing quartet set – with Lockwood on guitar and vocals, plus Louis Myers on second guitar, Dave Myers on bass, and Fred Below on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label Lincoln Ave pressing.)

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Magic SamBlack Magic ... LP
Delmark, Late 60s. Very Good ... $49.99
Rough-edged blues from the west side of Chicago – a stone classic from the mighty Magic Sam – a player who was taken from us all too soon! On the west side, they mix plenty of soul in with their blues – and you can definitely hear that on this stone smoker – a record that has roots in the same scene as Syl Johnson, whose modes definitely creep into the groove at times! Sam's combo here is mighty nice – with Eddie Shaw on tenor, Lafayette Leake on piano, and Mighty Joe Young on guitar – and titles include "Stop You're Hurting Me", "Easy Baby", "What Have I Done Wrong", "It's All Your Fault", "You Belong To Me", "You Don't Love Me Baby", and "San Jose". LP, Vinyl record album
(7 West Grand pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "I Have The Same Old Blues". Cover has some surface wear, edge wear, a light stain on one corner, and name in marker on back.)

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Larry Novak TrioInvitation ... CD
Delmark, 2015. Used ... $1.99
The first album in many years from pianist Larry Novak – a Chicago pianist who worked with giants like Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan many decades back, and who's remained a committed stylist after all these years! In fact, the set's got a depth of feeling and sensitivity that might be more common in a younger player – a lyrical beauty that's extremely captivating, and which has a vibrancy that hardly belies Larry's age at all – so much so, we had to make sure we had the right CD in the player when writing up this review! Part of the album's strength is the rhythm duo – which features superb bass from Eric Hochberg, who seems born to work with Novak – and drums from Rusty Jones, who often still lets Novak set the pace. Titles include "Minority", "Very Early", "Nobody Else But Me", "The Touch Of Your Lips", and "The Days Of Wine & Roses". CD

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Bud PowellBouncing With Bud ... LP
Delmark, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
Bud plays in trio format in Copenhagen in 1962, working with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and William Schiopffe on drums. Titles include "Move", "Rifftide", "Bouncing With Bud", "Straight No Chaser", and "Hot House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono West Grand pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Bud PowellBouncing With Bud ... LP
Delmark, 1962. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Bud plays in trio format in Copenhagen in 1962, working with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and William Schiopffe on drums. Titles include "Move", "Rifftide", "Bouncing With Bud", "Straight No Chaser", and "Hot House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Modern Jazz Series.)

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✨✧ Rockwell Avenue Blues BandBack To Chicago ... CD
Delmark, 2018. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Kent SchneiderCelebration For Modern Man ... LP
Delmark, 1969. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Mike SmithUnit 7 – A Tribute To Cannonball Adderley ... LP
Delmark, 1990. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Features Mike Smith on alto, Jodie Christian on piano, Ron Friedman on trumpet, and Sid Jacobs on guitar. Titles include "Jeanine", "Pisces", "Dat Dere", "A Little Taste", and "Unit 7". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roosevelt SykesHard Drivin Blues (2nd pressing) ... LP
Delmark, 1962/1963. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Mostly Roosevelt Sykes on vocals and piano – but with some additional accompaniment from Homesick James on guitar and bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some waviness from moisture.)

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Roosevelt SykesRoosevelt Sykes In Europe ... LP
Delmark, 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Great work from a key point in the career of Roosevelt Sykes – with titles that include "Big Ben", "Boot That Thing", "True Thing", "Henry Ford Blues", "44 Blues", and "Sugar Cup". LP, Vinyl record album
(Lincoln Ave pressing in a Grand Ave cover, with a light stain on one corner.)

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Sir Charles ThompsonI Got Rhythm – Live At The Jazz Showcase ... CD
Delmark, 2001. Used ... $6.99
With Eric Schneider on tenor & alto saxes & flute, Ed DE Haas on bass & Charles Braugham on drums. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Jodie ChristianExperience ... CD
Delmark, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Please note the tray card is missing both spines, barcode has a cutout hole and some clear tape.)

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✨✧ Jodie ChristianFront Line ... CD
Delmark, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Norris Turney on alto sax, Eddie Johnson on tenor, and Sonny Cohn on trumpet – plus guest vocals by Francine Griffin. CD
(Tray card is missing one spine, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Art HodesHodes' Art ... LP
Delmark, Late 60s/1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great small group work from this trad piano legend – with a lineup that includes Nappy Trottier on trumpet, Greorge Brunis on trombone, Raymonde Burke on clarinet, Truck Parham on bass, and Barrett Deems on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Otis RushCold Day In Hell ... CD
Delmark, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A loose, rollicking mid 70s studio record for Delmark by the great Otis Rush – with some longer numbers and a lively sound that's pretty damn sweet! There's a raw, invigorating sensibility here that recalls some of the best live sets we've seen Otis play over the years – a side of him that doesn't always come through in his studio work of the period! Otis is at his most passionate out front on vocal and guitar, backed by a pair of saxes, organ & piano, bass and drums. Bob Levis is also on guitar for half of the record, with Mighty Joe Young on the others. An overlooked gem for Otis Rush and the Delmark label! Includes "Cut You Loose", "You're Breaking My Heart", "Midnight Special", "Society Woman", "Mean Old Woman", "Cold Day In Hell", "All Your Love I Miss Loving/Jam" and "Motoring Along". CD

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✨✧ Mike SmithSinatra Songbook ... CD
Delmark, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "In The Wee Small Hours", "Angel Eyes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "September In The Rain". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Malachi ThompsonFreebop Now ... CD
Delmark, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Billy Harper on tenor, Oliver Lake on alto, and Harrison Bankhead on bass. Amiri Baraka recites on one track, and the legendary Sonny Seals plays tenor on another. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Malachi ThompsonRising Daystar ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Malachi Thompson on trumpet, Gary Bartz on alto & soprano saxes, Kirk Brown on piano, Harrison Bankhead on bass & Narar Abadey on drums. CD

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✨✧ Malachi ThompsonTalking Horns ... CD
Delmark, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work by Oliver Lake on alto and Hamiet Bluiette on baritone and bass clarinet! CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Sir Charles ThompsonRobbin's Nest – Live At The Jazz Showcase ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work from Eric Schneider on tenor and alto on a few tracks – and trumpet from Art Hoyle on another! CD

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✨✧ Eddie Cleanhead VinsonKidney Stew Is Fine ... LP
Delmark, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Lincoln Ave pressing in the textured cover, with some light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Junior WellsBlues Hit Big Town ... LP
Delmark, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the first recordings ever from Chicago legend Junior Wells – made for the small States label in the Windy City, many years before Wells exploded out with much greater national fame! The music here has Junior stepping into the same early electric space that Chess Records was cutting at the time – and given the presence of Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, and Willie Dixon on some of these sides – the group's also not far off either! Wells is the main star throughout, though – alternating bold young vocals and razor-sharp harmonica lines – in the company of players who include Louis Myers, Elmore James, and Muddy Waters on guitar, Johnnie Jones and Otis Spann on piano, Willie Dixon on bass, and Odie Payne on drums. Titles include "Hoodoo Man", "Tomorrow Night", "Eagle Rock", "Junior's Wail", "Throw This Poor Dog A Bone", "So All Alone", "Blues Hit Big Town", and "Lovin Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label Lincoln Ave pressing. Cover has some aging and small peeled spots on back.)

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✨✧ Junior WellsOn Tap ... CD
Delmark, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic work from Junior Wells – in a combo with AC Reed on tenor, Charles Miles on alto, Phillip Guy on guitar, and Johnny Walker on organ and piano! CD

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✨✧ Magic SamWest Side Soul ... CD
Delmark, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic bit of indie blues from the Chicago scene – featuring some great players from the second generation after Chess Records stopped picking up the younger local talents! Magic Sam leads the group on vocals and guitar, and he's working here with Mighty Joe Young on guitar, Odie Payne on drums, and Mack Thompson on bass – all to craft a set of rough and ready blues tunes that would have played well on both sides of the tracks at the time. Titles include "That's All I Need", "All Of Your Love", "I Don't Want No Woman", "Mama Mama Talk To Your Daughter", and "Lookin Good", a nice instrumental! CD

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✨✧ Albert NicholasAlbert Nicholas Quartet ... LP
Delmark, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Art Hodes on piano, Earl Murphy on bass, and Fred Kohlman on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Delmar pressing in a 7 West Grand cover.)

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✨✧ NRG EnsembleThis Is My House ... CD
Delmark, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
After Hal Russell passed away, his group the NRG ensemble decided to soldier on, and recorded this disc for Delmark. The group maintains the same frenetic energy and Hal's well known sense of humor, with Ken Vandermark joining on reeds in Russell's place. Includes "Hyperspce", "Whirlwind", "Bustanut" and "InThe Middle Of Pennsylvania". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ari BrownGroove Awakening ... CD
Delmark, 2013. Used ... Out Of Stock
The great Ari Brown, in wonderful form – hardly a player who needs any awakening at all, since he's been working strongly on the Chicago scene since the 70s! Ari's done famous work with his group The Awakening, Ramsey Lewis, and other bigger names – but we've really grown to love his music on his own – consistently fresh and inventive, yet rooted in a strong Chicago tradition of soulful soloing as well! The record's got Brown in the company of some very familiar players – Avreeayl Ra on drums, Yosef Ben Israel on bass, and the younger Kirk Brown on piano – with extra percussion from Dr Cuz, which really creates a sweet groove for Ari's lead work on tenor and soprano sax. Tunes are mostly originals – great numbers penned by Brown – and titles include "One For Ken", "Enka", "Veda's Dance", "Wayne's Trane", "Give Thanks", and "Groove Awakening". CD

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✨✧ Malachi Thompson & Africa BrassLift Every Voice ... CD
Delmark, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank WaltonReality ... LP
Delmark, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the few records ever from Chicago trumpeter Frank Walton – and a sweet-stepping bit of soul jazz with some nice funky undercurrents! The group's mostly acoustic, but has a bit of electricity in the keyboards and bass – making for a few tracks that emerge with rounded and warm tones that pus the album almost in the direction of some of the best indie soul jazz work on Muse at the time. Walton's trumpet is in the lead, alongside alto by Henry Threadgill (making a rare "straight" appearance!), piano by Jodie Christian, and soprano and tenor sax by Ari Brown. A few tunes have some jagged moments that show the AACM leanings of some of the group's members, but overall the sound is relativey straight and soulful. Includes the spacey "Shorter's Vibes", plus "Safari", "Change Of Mode", and "Waltz Of The Prophets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge and surface wear, some aging, a bit of pen. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Arthur Big Boy CrudupLook On Yonder's Wall ... LP
Delmark, 1967. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Mostly just the legendary Arthur Crudup on vocals and guitar – in a much more stripped-down setting than his early material! LP, Vinyl record album
(7 West Grand pressing. Cover has a faint ink stamp and some tape remnants on back.)

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✨✧ Otis RushAll Your Love I Miss Loving – Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago ... CD
Delmark, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Anthony BraxtonSaxophone Improvisations/Series F ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Proof that Anthony Braxton on his own could generate as much excitement as a whole group of other players! The album's a key work in the tradition of Braxton's seminal For Alto session for Delmark – played on alto sax as well, and featuring Braxton in solo exploration of a variety of original compositions – all named with unique mathematical formulas, but delivered with an intensely personal sound that's anything but academic! Braxton's work on the alto here is some of the greatest of the time – an exploration of realms of the instrument hardly ever expected – and a rich journey that takes along bits of Parker, Stitt, and Konitz – but comes up with a sound that can only be described as Braxton at his purest! Surprisingly soulful throughout, and a great example of why we treasure solo Braxton so highly. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a half split seam.)

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✨✧ Joe McPheeCosmic Love/Cosmic Love (number 2) ... 7-inch
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
Two versions of a great track by Joe McPhee – both of which have the saxophonist laying out some surprisingly soulful sounds! If you only know Joe from his later avant years, you'll be stunned to hear McPhee here – as "Cosmic Love" has Joe spinning out this soulful saxophone lead over organ, which burns very slowly in the background – as McPhee starts out first straight, then surprisingly outside once things get going – but with a vibe that's somewhere between Kalaparusha on Delmark, and Arthur Doyle a few years later. The second version of the tune really turns up the echo on the organ, which makes things even more cosmic – as McPhee's solo follows a similar way-out path! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Big Joe WilliamsBlues On Highway 49 ... LP
Delmar, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Big Joe Williams on vocals and 9-string guitar – with only the bass of Ransom Knowling for added support! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label Delmark promo in a barcode cover.)

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Big Joe WilliamsPiney Woods Blues ... LP
Delmar, 1960. Near Mint- ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Delmark Sessions pressing, in a grey border cover with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 ... CD
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles include "Dirty Mother For You" by Roosevelt Sykes, "So Glad You're Mine" by Arthur Big Boy Crudup, "Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy" by Luther Allison & The Blue Nebulae, "Help Me" by Junior Wells, "I Wonder Why" by Jimmy Dawkins, "Too Much Alcohol" by JB Hutto & His Hawks, "So Many Roads So Many Trains" by Otis Rush, "Long Distance Call" by Muddy Waters, "Off The Wall" by James Cotton Band, "Juanita" by Big Joe Williams, "Jelly Jelly Blues" by Shirley Griffin, "I Feel So Good" by Magic Sam, "Call It Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker, "Death Letter Blues" by Son House, "Key To The Highway" by Sam Lay, and "Mojo Hand" by Lightnin Hopkins. CD
Also available Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 – Vol 1 ... LP 22.99

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 – Vol 1 ... LP
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 27.98
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles on this first volume include "Dirty Mother For You" by Roosevelt Sykes, "So Glad You're Mine" by Arthur Big Boy Crudup, "Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy" by Luther Allison & The Blue Nebulae, "Help Me" by Junior Wells, "I Wonder Why" by Jimmy Dawkins, "Too Much Alcohol" by JB Hutto & His Hawks, and "So Many Roads So Many Trains" by Otis Rush. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Big Walter Horton & Alfred "Blues King" HarrisHarmonica Blues Kings ... LP
Pearl, 1954. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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(80s Delmark pressing.)

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell Art EnsembleCongliptious (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Nessa, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
We're not sure what "congliptious" means – but to us, it's always been the title of this excellent early session from reedman Roscoe Mitchell! The sessions here were recorded in 1968, at the Ter-Mar (Chess) Studios in Chicago – and they document a key coming-together of Chicago avant jazz talents – one that captures Mitchell with Lester Bowie and Malachi Favors in the years before better-known dates by the Art Ensemble of Chicago! The style here is somewhat similar to some of the best Delmark AACM sessions of the time – in that there's a hell of a lot of room for each player to open up individually – almost a recording style that takes off even more strongly from the individualist mode of the New York "new thing" generation – showing that Chicago could go one better by allowing each player completely unbridled space to express themselves. Malachi Favors solos on "Tutankhamen", Mitchell does an alto solo on "Thke", and Bowie plays alone on "Jazz Death" – while the trio of players comes together with percussionist Robert Crowder on the long number "Congliptious/Old" – a cool cut that almost links a Sun Ra aesthetic to the AACM. CD also features 4 bonus tracks – 3 takes of "Carefree", plus "Tatas-Matoes" – all cuts that originally appeared on the Art Ensemble 1967/1968 box set. CD

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✨✧ VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 – Vol 2 ... LP
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles on this second volume include "Long Distance Call" by Muddy Waters, "Off The Wall" by James Cotton Band, "Juanita" by Big Joe Williams, "Jelly Jelly Blues" by Shirley Griffin, "I Feel So Good" by Magic Sam, "Call It Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker, "Death Letter Blues" by Son House, "Key To The Highway" by Sam Lay, and "Mojo Hand" by Lightnin Hopkins. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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