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✨✧ Don ThompsonFanny Brown ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The one and only album from drummer Don Thompson – a funky Brunswick classic from the 70s, and one of the most unique records we've ever heard from the label at the time! Don's got this style of singing that has a bit of a southern twang at times, but he works with grooves that are definitely northern in their orientation – served up in a range of styles that includes the funky drum break of the title cut, some mellow-stepping moments on a few other tunes, and the bouncing boogie that's really become the album's calling card over the years! There's loads of great bass work on most cuts, which really grounds that album alongside Don's drums – and titles include "Just Plain Funk", "Fanny Brown", "Lovin To The Bone", "Night Ladies (part 1 & 2)", and "Hang Loose". CD
 
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Chester ThompsonPowerhouse ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the few solo albums ever cut by organist Chester Thompson – a player who's known to most as the keyboardist in Tower Of Power, but one who's also remembered by a select funky few for this killer record for the Black Jazz label! The album's a stripped-down quartet session – with labelmate Rudolph Johnson on tenor, blowing some beautiful lines alongside long, drawn-out Hammond solos from Thompson! The overall feel is similar to some of the great late 60s Prestige sessions – especially Don Patterson dates – with the group free swinging away in a very live format, just like you might have heard if you caught them in some hip southside club. Other players include Al Hall Jr on trombone and Ray Pounds on drums – and the album features four long jamming tracks, with titles that include "Mr T", "Trip One", "Weird Harold", and "Powerhouse". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave ThompsonGoldmine Jazz Album Price Guide – 3rd Edition ... Book
Goldmine, 2016. New Copy ... $7.99 27.99
An overstuffed edition of the Goldmine Jazz Price Guide – filled with great information! First off – forget the prices in this one, because we hate price guides, and we don't suggest that they actually have any correspondence to the real world – because people buy records at all different prices, for different reasons. HOWEVER, this is a great little book filled with useful data on jazz releases – and we find it to be an excellent resource when we need to look up details of work by specific artists – maybe more like a discography than an actual guide to pricing records. The book does have some holes and mistakes – but there's a heck of a lot of useful information in here, especially if you have questions like "What year did that come out?", "What label was that on?", "Which record was first in his career?" We're surprised at how many listings we can find for key albums – and the book's especially helpful for figuring out releases that seem to have a sly history of reappearing on the market! There's also a helpful section on different jazz labels and pressings, and the book is 506 pages, softcover, with lots of black and white illustrations – and listings for over 40,000 titles! Book

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Dave ThompsonGoldmine Record Album Price Guide – 8th Edition ... Book
Goldmine, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 27.99
A really useful little book – as long as you don't pay attention to the prices! Instead, think of this one as a discography of records worth collecting – hundreds of pages, with tens of thousands of listings – all with release dates, labels, and catalog numbers! In the pre-Discogs years, this kind of book was essential for getting raw data – and even now, it's pretty darn incredible to have all this information at your fingertips without having to click around a bunch of screens – just flipping page after page of listings on records in many different genres – with over 100,000 listings that begin in the earliest days of the LP, up on through the end of the 20th Century. The book is a very heavy 704 pages, softcover, and has a small amount of black and white images. And oh yeah – The Prices! They are mostly out of date, and pretty inflated – so don't trust them at all – just use the book for the data on records, and you'll find plenty to enjoy. Book

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Richard & Linda ThompsonShoot Out The Lights ... CD
Hannibal, 1982. Used ... $4.99
One of the best-remembered Richard Thompson moments of the 80s – and a set that's also a bittersweet farewell to his years with Linda Thompson too! The album may well be the Rumors of the folk rock scene – but it's also got a quality that's more personal and pointed, too – songs that really show a lot of evolution in the style of not just the Thompsons, but also the production talents of Joe Boyd – who manages to make the music sound surprisingly biting for the time – really shaking off the trappings of early 70s British folk rock, but without losing any of its depth. Titles include "Don't Renege On Our Love", "Walking On A Wire", "Just The Motion", "Shoot Out The Lights", "Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed", and "Wall Of Death". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousDon't Give Up Your Culture ... CD
Moll-Selekta (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Roots compilation with 17 tracks from Flick Wilson, Jacob Miller, Johnny Clarke, Rod Taylor, Wayne Jarrett, Horace Andy, Linval Thompson, the Mighty Diamonds and the Aggrovators. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Linval ThompsonI Love Marijuana (180 gram green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A record with a striking title – and a set that really marked the full promise of Linval Thompson in the 70s – a dubby classic that's every bit as strong on the vocal side of Thompson's skills, as it is the production side! The album was recorded at Tubby's with the Revolutionaries band and an uncredited Junjo Lawes (who would later go on to cut some of the best dub albums ever, with Scientist) – and the vocals have this great style of cresting between sweeter modes and more biting modes – particularly when wrapped around the social themes that always made Thompson stand out. Titles include "I Love Marijuana", "Don't Push Your Brother", "Dread Are the Controller", "The Children of the Ghetto", "Not Follow Fashion", and "Jamaican Colley Version". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on heavyweight "Marijuana" colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Carroll ThompsonHopelessly In Love (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A soulful set from Carroll Thompson – the debut from the sultry UK singer, and a set that went onto become a key classic in the lovers rock genre! Carroll has a great way of mixing Jamaican styles with a bit more of a London vibe – coming up with a criss-cross of modes that really reflects the way that reggae changed when it moved across the Atlantic – picked up by the British scene, and circulated amidst different communities in London. Thompson's approach is a perfect portrayal of this mode – as she sings sweetly with these great two-step backings that also draw plenty of energy from late 70s mellow soul – with some aspects that are almost like New Jersey soul of the generation before. Titles include "Simply In Love", "I'm So Sorry", "No You Don't Know", "Sing Me A Love Song", "Merry Go Round", and "Mr Cool". LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary Edition – Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Chester ThompsonPowerhouse ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the few solo albums ever cut by organist Chester Thompson – a player who's known to most as the keyboardist in Tower Of Power, but one who's also remembered by a select funky few for this killer record for the Black Jazz label! The album's a stripped-down quartet session – with labelmate Rudolph Johnson on tenor, blowing some beautiful lines alongside long, drawn-out Hammond solos from Thompson! The overall feel is similar to some of the great late 60s Prestige sessions – especially Don Patterson dates – with the group free swinging away in a very live format, just like you might have heard if you caught them in some hip southside club. Other players include Al Hall Jr on trombone and Ray Pounds on drums – and the album features four long jamming tracks, with titles that include "Mr T", "Trip One", "Weird Harold", and "Powerhouse". CD

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✨✧ Carroll ThompsonHopelessly In Love ... CD
Trojan/Sanctuary (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A soulful set from Carroll Thompson – the debut from the sultry UK singer, and a set that went onto become a key classic in the lovers rock genre! Carroll has a great way of mixing Jamaican styles with a bit more of a London vibe – coming up with a criss-cross of modes that really reflects the way that reggae changed when it moved across the Atlantic – picked up by the British scene, and circulated amidst different communities in London. Thompson's approach is a perfect portrayal of this mode – as she sings sweetly with these great two-step backings that also draw plenty of energy from late 70s mellow soul – with some aspects that are almost like New Jersey soul of the generation before. Titles include "Simply In Love", "I'm So Sorry", "No You Don't Know", "Sing Me A Love Song", "Merry Go Round", and "Mr Cool". CD

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✨✧ Dwight ThompsonHypocrisy ... LP
Poker/Regrooved (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A Dutch funk set from the 70s, but one that stands nicely next to American work of the time – thanks to English language vocals from Dwight Thompson, and a really universal sense of a groove! The instrumentation is by a tight combo with a bit of a jazzy flourish – almost pointing the way towards the groove of 80s soul and club, but with lots of the tight riffing you might get from Average White Band at their best! The production is cool, too – different than American soul, with lots of nice compression around the edges – which helps the set stand out with a unique vibe, on titles that include "You Don't Know Me", "My Woman Is Calling", "The Lover", "Man Oh Man", "Getting Old", "Love", "She Loves Me", "What's The Meaning", and "Hypocrisy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brass ConnectionBrass Connection ... LP
Dark Orchid, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Doug Hamilton, Ian McDougall, Jerry Johnson, Bob Livingston, and John Capon on trombones; with Lorne Lofsky on guitar, Frank Falco on piano, Dave Young on bass, Terry Clarke on drums, and Don Thompson on vibes. LP, Vinyl record album
(PAJ pressing. Cover has a cut corner and minimal wear.)

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Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954. Used ... $3.99
As classic an early album by Miles Davis as you can find – truly filled with the "all star" players billed in the title, and a session that has the sharpness of Davis' bop work for Blue Note, yet also lets him stretch out in a slightly more relaxed format! The album features Miles trumpet with 2 different groups – one a sextet with Horace Silver, JJ Johnson, and Lucky Thompson; the other a quintet with Silver and the obscure altoist Davey Schildkraut! Tracks are long, with lots of solo room – and titles include his classic takes on "Walkin", "Blue N Boogie", and "Solar" – plus versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul DesmondPaul Desmond ... LP
Artists House, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Great 70s work from Paul Desmond – a sweet little quartet date that easily rivals his genius live album for A&M from the same stretch! The record's done in the simple, unadorned style that made the short-lived Artist House label so great – a real back to basics setting that's free from any gimmicks, and which has that sublime Desmond alto sound out front, in a quartet that features Ed Bickert on guitar, Don Thompson on bass, and Jerry Fuller on drums. Titles include the original "Audrey", plus "Line For Lyons", "Too Marvelous For Words", "When Sunny Gets Blue", and "Darn That Dream" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the grey border cover. Cover has light surface wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Berman/Fats NavarroComplete Dial Masters – Modern Jazz Trumpets ... CD
Jazz Classics, 1946/1948. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, and Sonny Berman on trumpet, Charlie Parker on alto saxophone, Serge Chaloff on baritone saxophone, Don Lanphere, Flip Phillips, and Lucky Thompson on tenor saxophone, Bill Harris on valve trombone, Milt Jackson on vibraphone, Al Casey, Arvin Garrison, and Chuck Wayne on guitar, Al Haig, George Handy, and Ralph Burns on piano, Linton Garner on piano and celesta, Artie Bernstein, Jimmy Johnson, and Ray Brown on bass, Stan Levey, Don Lamond, and Max Roach on drums, and vocals from Earl Coleman. CD
(Out of print. Still sealed with a cutout hole through case and artwork.)

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Sonny GreenwichSun Song ... LP
Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
A gem of a record from the great Sonny Greenwich – an open-toned guitarist with a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a Canadian player who never got much exposure down here in the US, but who really stands apart from most of the jazz guitarists of his generation! There's this unusual sense of color and phrasing that really makes Sonny stand out – chords that almost feel as if they're broken open and exposed from a Wes Montgomery sort of tightness – able to move with a sense of fluidity, but a unique sense of rhythm that's definitely Greenwich's own. The rest of the group here really match the spirit of his music – maybe more so than on any other record of his as a leader – a great lineup that includes Don Thompson on electric and acoustic piano, Rick Homme on bass, Terry Clarke on drums, and Clayton Johnson on percussion. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Peace Chant", "Lilly Lotus", "Parting", and "Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Jim HallCommitment ... LP
A&M, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A really beautiful little album from Jim Hall – a mid 70s gem that has him recasting his style with a wonderful sound! The album features Hall in a variety of groupings – some quite spare, and featuring only accompaniment from piano (Don Thompson or Tommy Flanagan), drums (Terry Clarke), or vocals (Jane Hall) – while a few other tracks feature Hall in a nice larger group with Flanagan on piano and Art Farmer on trumpet – playing in a warm, compressed sound that's incredibly beautiful. The tunes are all quite fresh – even on the few familiar numbers on the session – and the album's a work of subtle genius that shows why Hall was one of the greatest jazz talents on the guitar during his day! Titles inlcude "Down The Line", "Walk Soft", "One Morning In May", "Lament For A Fallen Matador", "Bermuda Bye Bye", and "When I Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and aging.)

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Moe KoffmanThings Are Looking Up ... LP
GRT (Canada), 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Don Thompson on keys, Marty Morell on drums and percussion, Rick Homme on bass, and Ed Bickert on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ LemuriaLemuria (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Heaven Records/P-Vine (Japan), 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $47.99 54.99
A sweet bit of funk from Hawaii – and a legendary bit of free soul that's been winning global fame for decades! Lemuria is the brainchild of Kirk Thompson – who plays piano, bass, keyboards, and vibes on this very spiritual set of tracks. Master Henry Gibson was one of the executive producers, and he also plays conga on the set – which recalls some of the more spiritual collective funky projects from the early 70s Chicago scene, given a bit of a tropical twist. Many tracks feature vocals by "The Ladies Of Lemuria" – a lovely trio that's got a bit of an Emotions sort of sound – but the jazziness of the tracks is a lot freer than the backings the Emotions ever got, with more of a west coast Fantasy Records kind of approach, touched with some Stevie Wonder-like warmth. Really great all the way through – and impeccably put together, despite the indie origins of the record. Titles include "Get That Happy Feeling", "Hunk Of Heaven", "Dreams", "Mister U", "The Making Of You", and "Mystery Love". Features a full record of rare bonus tracks – including "Don't Say There Ain't No Heaven", "Somebody's Talkin", "Who Do You Love", "All I've Got To Give (alt)", and "Mister U (alt)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lemuria (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Maggot BrainMaggot Brain – Issue #2 (Mar/Apr/May 2020) ... Magazine
Maggot Brain/Third Man, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 12.00
The mighty Moondog is on the cover this time around – in a fantastic second issue of Maggot Brain that really lives up to the spirit of the debut! The cultural currents here are nice and wide, and all pretty darn hip – and in addition to a nice feature on legendary outsider composer Moondog, there's lots more on Rebecca Morgan, Denis Johnson, Don Letts, Robert Frank, Astra Taylor, Skeeter Davis, Mayo Thompson, Shana Cleveland, Toody Cole, and other creative talents that go way past the obvious! There's even a very cool feature on Detroit Gospel Flyers – and as usual, the whole thing is as filled with compelling images as it is well-written prose! Magazine

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Rob McConnell & The Boss BrassAgain Vol 1 ... CD
PA USA, 1978. Used ... $6.99
Featuring Arnie Chycoski on trumpet, Ian McDougall on trombone, Moe Koffman on alto sax and flute, Ed Bickert on guitar, Don Thompson on bass, Jimmy Dale on piano, Terry Clarke on drums, and Marty Morell on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe McPheeBlack Is The Color – Live in Poughkeepsie & New Windsor 1969/1970 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 20.00
Fantastic unreleased work from the great Joe McPhee – material recorded around the same time as his legendary Nation Time set, and done with a similar blend of spiritual jazz and occasional funky undercurrents! This work shows McPhee to already be an amazing talent, even in the years before his wider reputation grew on record – and the work here is from a series of recordings in the Hudson River valley, where Joe was constantly creative, and very open to exploring new musical ideas! Two thirds of the set feature a version of the Contemporary Improvisational Ensemble – a group led by Joe on trumpet, tenor, and soprano saxophone, and who were clearly inspired by the later work of John Coltrane – with additional work on one group from Ernest Bostic on vibes, Tyrone Crabb on bass, and Bruce Thompson on drums – plus work in another group from Crabb and Thompson, plus Reggie Marks on tenor and flute. Titles from that group include long takes on "Afro Blue", "Naima", "Juju For John Coltrane", and "Black Is The Color" – plus two untitled "Improvisation" tracks. The last batch features slightly more soul-styled work – as McPhee's tenor works alongside the vocals of Octavius Graham – in a lineup that also has piano, drums, and electric bass – on versions of "I Don't Want Nobody" and "Funky Broadway", plus Joe's long original "Blues For The People". CD

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker On Dial Vol 5 ... LP
Dial/Spotlite (UK), 1945/1946/1947. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An assortment of different sessions from Bird's years recording for the Dial label! First up is an appearance on a Red Norvo track, "Hallelujah", recorded in 1945 – followed by "Moose The Mooche", recorded by a septet in 1946, with players that include Miles Davis and Lucky Thompson. The set also features "Dark Shadows" from a 1947 session with Erroll Garner on piano and Earl Coleman on vocals – but the bulk of the record is from a November, 1947 session with Miles Davis and Duke Jordan – heard on master and alternate takes of "Bird Feathers", "Klact-oveeseds-tene", "My Old Flame", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Out Of Nowhere", and "Don't Blame Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousOn The Soul Side – 26 Soul Grooves ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A classic compilation gets upgraded in a mighty nice way – as a huge tribute to the many years of soul and funk we've gotten from the Ace/Kent label in London! Back at the start of the 80s, the company was one of the first to properly repress rare American soul, and do it the right way – not only with top-shelf sound quality, but also a strong sense of history that has had us learning as much about 60s and 70s soul from their compilations as we've found ourselves loving the music! The original On The Soul Side album was one of the first Kent titles from the early years – but here, it's expanded to a whopping 26 titles, with great sound and detailed notes – all to present over two dozen tracks that really show the farther reaches of 60s soul beyond Motown and the big chart hits. Titles include "Boy Watcher" by Ginger Thompson, "Baby I Love You" by Jimmy Holiday, "Dr Love" by Bobby Sheen, "Love & Desire" by Patrice Holloway, "A Lot Of Love" by Homer Banks, "It's What's Underneath That Counts" by June Jackson, "Point Of No Return" by Gene McDaniels, "Fortune Teller" by Benny Spellman, "It Was Easier To Hurt Her" by Garnet Mimms, "The Record" by HB Barnum, "Love Is A Hurtin Thing" by Lou Rawls, "Nothing Left To Do But Cry" by Merry Clayton, "The Man Who Don't Believe In Love" by Marv Johnson, "What You Gonna Do" by Bobby Womack, "Nobody Treats You The Way I Do" by The Magnificent Men, "Gonna Fix You Good" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, "It Will Stand" by The Showmen, "What's A Matter Baby" by Timi Yuro, "Ready Willing & Able" by Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King, and "Trick Bag" by Earl King. CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis (Everest) (aka Many Miles Of Davis) ... LP
Charlie Parker/Everest, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early bop sides, not led by Miles as you might imagine from this package, but featuring him. We're not entirely certain of the origin of these recordings, but they are at least contemporaneous with the Savoy sides Miles was cutting with Bird, and according to the notes, feature Charlie Parker, Lucky Thompson, Duke Jordan, Max Roach and others. 10 tracks in all: "Out Of Nowhere", "A Night In Tunisia", "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Moose The Mooch", "Embraceable You", "Bird Of Paradise", "My Old Flame", "Don't Blame Me" and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles Davis All StarsWalkin' (2nd cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
As classic an early album by Miles Davis as you can find – truly filled with the "all star" players billed in the title, and a session that has the sharpness of Davis' bop work for Blue Note, yet also lets him stretch out in a slightly more relaxed format! The album features Miles trumpet with 2 different groups – one a sextet with Horace Silver, JJ Johnson, and Lucky Thompson; the other a quintet with Silver and the obscure altoist Davey Schildkraut! Tracks are long, with lots of solo room – and titles include his classic takes on "Walkin", "Blue N Boogie", and "Solar" – plus versions of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Love Me Or Leave Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousFunky Funky Detroit – Rare & Unreleased Motorcity Funk & Soul ... CD
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Detroit finally gets its funky due – stepping out from the shadows cast by endless Motown and Northern Soul compilations, and fixing its funky wagon to a great batch of rare indie groovers! The package brings together some real gems from labels that have barely, if ever, been reissued in the past – Sport, Big Hit, and Northern – and features tunes that run in vintage from the late 60s through the mid 70s. There's a really fierce funky 45 sort of feel going on here – with lots of deep deep bass on the best cuts, plenty of snapping drums, and vocals that have lots of raw and rough southern-styled touches! The set's got 17 tracks in all – with titles that include "Party On 4th Street" and "Mama Didn't Lie" by Black Nasty, "Going To Get It" by Calvin Williams, "Don't Leave Me To Be Lonely" by The Dramatics, "Funky Soul" by Dynamic Walton Brothers, "You Better Get Yourself Together" by Timmy Shaw & Chuck Holiday, "Keep On Stepping" by Black Nasty, "Bit Off More" by Lynn Day, and "Uncle Tom" by Herbie Thompson. CD

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✨✧ VariousI Had The Craziest Dream – Modern Jazz & Hardbop In Postwar London Vol 1 ... CD
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The British scene of the 50s was a hotbed of new musical activity in jazz – partly because of the energy that's always been associated with the city of London and music – but also because new waves of immigration were seeing all sorts of fresh styles coming to the British shores! Both of those modes are definitely in play here – in a stunning showcase of some of the hippest jazz that was bubbling forth in the UK during the postwar years – some with top-shelf soloists who'd go on to achieve even more in the 60s – some with lesser-known players who really shine in the company of the others! Titles include "Wilton's Mood" by Wilton Gaynair, "Hi Ya Mr Jackson" by Tony Hall, "Spiritual Blues" by Joe Harriott, "Nelson's Column" by Eddie Thompson, "it Don't Mean A Thing" by Tony Kinsey with Joe Harriott, "Hootin" by The Jazz Five, "Morning Blue" by Shake Keane, "Egyptian Bint Al Cha Cha" by Ginger Mofolunsho Johnson, and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" by Don Rendell. CD
 
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Dexter GordonLandslide ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961/1962. New Copy ... $13.99
Obscure material from Dexter Gordon – some rare gems from his early 60s years at Blue Note – unissued back and in the day, but brought together for this sweet package at the start of the 80s! The album's great in that it shows Gordon really trying on some new things at the label – playing in a few modes that are less iconic than his classics, yet still really exciting because of that fact! A few tracks feature an unusual quintet with Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, and Willie Bobo on drums – and three more have Sonny Clark on piano and the great Dave Burns on trumpet, with rhythm by Ron Carter on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. One last track is a quartet number with Kenny Drew on piano – and titles include "Six Bits Jones", "Landslide", "Love Locked Out", "You Said It", and "Second Balcony Jump". CD

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Dexter Gordon & Wardell GrayBebop Masters ... CD
Indigo (UK), 1945/1946. Used ... $8.99
Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray on tenor saxophone, Leonard Hawkins on trumpet, Bud Powell, Dodo Marmarosa, and Sadik Hakim on piano, Curly Russell, Gene Ramey, and Red Callender on bass, Chuck Thompson, Eddie Nicholson, Harold "Doc" West, and Max Roach on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Jazz OrchestraWestern Reunion London 1965 ... LP
Decca/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $37.99 39.99
An amazing debut from a groundbreaking British jazz big band of the 60s – an ensemble led by trumpeter Neil Ardley, and one with a sound that's a lot more modern than some of their contemporaries! The group here definitely earns their "new jazz" name – as it's filled with some of the best up and coming players of the second big wave of modern British jazz – Trevor Watts on alto and flute, Ian Carr and Ardley on trumpets, Paul Rutherford on trombone, and Barbara Thompson on tenor sax – all working in an even larger ensemble with a sharpness and full-on tone that's really amazing! At some level, the group borrows a wide sense of sound and tone from Stan Kenton or Gil Evans – but at another level, they've got much more sharpness and focus – really some of the bolder late 60s styles that were explored heavily by the larger European groups on MPS. Tracks are short, but the solos wail out with tremendous power – and titles include "Milestones", "So What", "Shades Of Blue", "Big P", "Western Reunion", "Maria", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album

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OpazFrom London To Infinity – Girls Only Edition ... CD
JVC (Japan), 2001. Used ... $14.99
An excellent batch of new tracks from British producer Ray "Opaz" Hayden – his first since a tragic accident a few years ago, and proof that he's used the time wisely to come up with some great new musical visions! The record's as smoothly-produced a soul album as Ray's ever crafted – with plenty of evidence of his rich work in R&B with artists like Mica Paris, Mary J Blige, and Incognito. Most of the tracks have vocals by female singers – hence the "girls only" title – and the album features guest appearances by the likes of Loretta Heywood, Shelly, Jessica, Havana, Blu, Martine Girault, and Carroll Thompson. Titles include "Never Enough", "Natural Blond", "Who Am I", "All I Need", "People Of The World", "I'm So Sorry", and "Funny How Time Flies". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriff, George Freeman, Lucky ThompsonFriday The 13th – Cook County Jail ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Gritty gritty gritty! This live set of soul jazz tracks was recorded in Chicago's Cook County Jail on Friday the 13th, 1972 – and we can hardly think of a darker place to record a soul jazz album! Side one features the aptly-named "Freedom Suite", an extended groover played by Jimmy McGriff, and a 2-guitar group that includes George Freeman and Odonel Levy – and side two has Lucky Thompson playing in a soulful group with Cedar Walton on electric piano, on the tracks "Green Dolphin Street" and "Everything Happens To Me". A pretty incredible event to be recorded – trust us, we drive by the jail a fair bit on the way to work! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousI Had The Craziest Dream – Modern Jazz & Hardbop In Postwar London Vol 2 ... CD
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The city of London was a key center of new jazz activity in the postwar years – partly due to the music's spreading popularity from American sources, but also due to the crumbling colonial structure of the British Empire – which saw residents of other nations arriving in the city, bringing their own musical styles to help create new traditions on the British scene! This well-done set is definitely a great example of that interplay – as much of the music here isn't just British players trying to copy American jazz – but instead all sorts of new directions served up both by natives and newcomers, with some of the best sounds coming in a combination of the two. Titles include "Rhythm" by Wilton Gaynair, "Wail" by Jimmy Deuchar/Victor Feldman Quintet, "Old Devil Moon" by Shake Keane and the Pat Smythe Trio, "Sweet & Lovely" by Dizzy Reece, "Fascinating Rhythm" by Tony Kinsey with Joe Harriott, "Autumn In Cuba" by London Jazz Quartet, "Fidel "by Shake Keane, "Free" by Stan Tracey, "Blues For Those Who Thus Desire" by Tubby Hayes, and "Body & Soul" by Eddie Thompson. CD

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✨✧ O'Donel LevyBreeding Of Mind ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderfully baroque funk from the great O'Donel Levy! The album's got some very cool arrangements by Manny Albam that mix together strings and funk – in a super-dope way that sounds a lot like the work coming out of Cadet during the late 60s – and the rest of the set features Levy playing with a smaller group, one that includes Chester Thompson on drums and Charles Covington on organ. The approach is great on both types of sets – complicatedly funky, in a way that's held up incredibly well over the years – and which warrants greater discovery of Levy's work from the time. The album's got covers of "We've Only Just Begun", "Let's Stay Together" and "It's Too Late" – plus some groovy originals like "Cherries", "The Chocolate Horse", "Ideal", and "Breeding of Mind". CD

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✨✧ Claudia ThompsonGoodbye To Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spare vocals and light guitar – an approach that's quite similar to the late 50s Liberty work of Julie London – and which features vocalist Claudia Thompson singing to great accompaniment from guitarist Barney Kessel! The style here is moody and mellow – not nearly as romantic as you might guess from the cover, and with some great dark undercurrents that really help keep the album interesting throughout. As proved by his Liberty work with London, Barney's a great talent for such a date – and plays here in small groups that feature Ted Nash on flute or alto, Benny Carter on alto, Paul Smith or Arnold Ross on piano, and Red Mitchell on bass. A few tunes feature some light added horns, but a few more feature only guitar and bass – making for an especially spare and intimate sound. Titles include "I'm Through With Love", "The Morning After", "Goodbye", "You Call It Madness", "Fan Me", "I Was Yours", and "Gloomy Sunday". CD features bonus tracks – "Gloomy Sunday (7" version)" and "Goodnight My Pet". CD

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Neil Ardley, Norma Winstone, Ian Carr, & OthersMike Taylor Remembered (limited 180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Lantern Editions (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
A beautiful tribute to the legendary British pianist Mike Taylor – recorded at the equally legendary Landsdowne studios in the early 70s, with contributions from some of Taylor's key contemporaries – and released here for the first time ever! Taylor was a rising star in the London scene of the 60s, but sadly passed away right at the end of the decade – leaving a great sense of loss and unfulfilled promise – part of which is addressed by the work on the set. All tracks are original compositions by Taylor – music penned back in the 60s, and given a more ambitious performance here by a large ensemble directed by Neil Ardley – and featuring Henry Lowther and Ian Carr on trumpets, Barbara Thompson and Ray Warleigh on reeds, Peter Lemer on piano and electric piano, Alan Branscombe on vibes, and Norma Winstone on vocals. There's strands here of some of the other high-concept large ensemble work from the UK in the same generation – echoes of Mike Westbrook or Mike Gibbs – but the style's also more personal too, with more of the spirit of some of Taylor's own small group recordings from his all-too-short career. Titles include "Summer Sounds Summer Sights", "Half Blue/Pendulum", "I See You", "Song Of Love", "Folk Dance No 2", "Jumping Off The Sun", "Black & White Raga", and "Timewind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count Basie & OthersToo Marvelous For Words ... CD
Vanguard, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
Plenty marvelous work from Count Basie and a whole host of longtime associates – all pulled from 50s records for the Vanguard label, most of which weren't done under Basie's leadership, but were headed by drummer Jo Jones, trumpeter Buck Clayton, and singer Joe Williams! Other players include Freddie Green on guitar, Lucky Thompson on tenor, Earl Warren on alto sax, Emmett Berry on trumpet, and Marlowe Morris on organ – and oddly, Basie doesn't even appear to be on all the tracks. That's ok with us, though – because often, small group sessions by Basie sidemen could be even more interesting than their bigger band work – as you'll hear on titles that include "Caravan", "Splittin", "Squeeze Me", "Buck Huckles", "Georgia Mae", "Lover Man", and "Shoe Shine Boy". CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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New Jazz OrchestraLe Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe ... CD
Verve/Dusk Fire (UK), 1969. Used ... $12.99
A wonderful wonderful set from the British jazz scene of the late 60s – beautifully inventive large ensemble material, done under the direction of Neil Ardley – and featuring some of the best British jazz musicians of the time! The group's a showcase not only for creative young talent in the UK, but also for the growing sense of composition as well – and the music on the set is penned by Ardley, Michael Garrick, Mike Taylor, and Michael Gibbs – as well as new arrangements of work by Miles Davis and John Coltrane. As in the best material from Ardley, Garrick, and Gibbs, there's a really fresh way of coming together for the instrumentation – quite different than large group material in both the US, and even other areas of the 60s European scene – delivered with wonderful imagination by musicians who include Derek Watkins, Henry Lowther, Harry Beckett, and Ian Carr on trumpets; Michael Gibbs and Derek Wadsworth on trombones; Barbara Thompson on flute and soprano sax; Dick Heckstall Smith on tenor and soprano; Frank Ricotti on vibes; and even Jack Bruce on bass! Titles include "Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe", "Naima", "Angle", "Ballad", "Dusk Fire", "Study", and "Rebirth". CD
Also available Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe ... CD 14.99

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New Jazz OrchestraLe Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe ... CD
Verve/Dusk Fire (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A wonderful wonderful set from the British jazz scene of the late 60s – beautifully inventive large ensemble material, done under the direction of Neil Ardley – and featuring some of the best British jazz musicians of the time! The group's a showcase not only for creative young talent in the UK, but also for the growing sense of composition as well – and the music on the set is penned by Ardley, Michael Garrick, Mike Taylor, and Michael Gibbs – as well as new arrangements of work by Miles Davis and John Coltrane. As in the best material from Ardley, Garrick, and Gibbs, there's a really fresh way of coming together for the instrumentation – quite different than large group material in both the US, and even other areas of the 60s European scene – delivered with wonderful imagination by musicians who include Derek Watkins, Henry Lowther, Harry Beckett, and Ian Carr on trumpets; Michael Gibbs and Derek Wadsworth on trombones; Barbara Thompson on flute and soprano sax; Dick Heckstall Smith on tenor and soprano; Frank Ricotti on vibes; and even Jack Bruce on bass! Titles include "Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe", "Naima", "Angle", "Ballad", "Dusk Fire", "Study", and "Rebirth". CD
Also available Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Jack SelsJack Sels – Minor Works (with bonus download) ... LP
Sdban (Belgium), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 32.99
Tenorist Jack Sels may not be one of the best-known names on the European jazz scene of the postwar years – but that's likely because he passed away earlier than most, but not before leaving a strong legacy of jazz on the Belgian scene! Sels is a hell of a player – modern in conception, but possessed with a wonderfully soulful tone – one that goes deeper than some of the other European modernists of the period, and which has as much of a sense of Jack's person in the music as it does his overall vision for the sound. This package might be the first that most of us on this side of the Atlantic have experienced his work – and it's a wonderfully-done set that lives up to the quality of the other Belgian funk and jazz sets on this excellent label – with great song choices and very detailed notes. Sels plays with some of his own groups, but also with Lucky Thompson on tenor, Philip Catherine on guitar and Lou Bennett on organ, and also as part of the Saxorama group. Titles include"Zonky", "Gemini", "Dong", "Tchack Tchak", "La Campimania", "African Dance", "Blue Triptichon", "Rain On The Grand Place", "Spanish Lady", "Ginger", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
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Tower Of PowerTower Of Power ... CD
Warner, 1973. Used ... $5.99
One of the harder funk albums by Tower Of Power – done with a hard-driving horn-heavy groove, slathered up in East Bay Grease! The group's got a bit of the stoner funk sound that shows their Bay Area roots, but they're also a lot tighter than most of their California contemporaries, and feel more like some of the groups coming out of Memphis and Muscle Shoals at the same time. Lenny Williams is on lead vocals, Chester Thompson plays organ – and tracks include "Soul Vaccination", "What Is Hip", "So Very Hard To Go", "Just Another Day", "Clean Slate", "Get Yo' Feet Back On The Ground", and "Clever Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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Warren ZevonBest Of Warren Zevon – A Quiet Normal Life ... CD
Asylum, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
Includes the songs "Werewolves Of London", "Excitable Boy", "Play It All Night Long", "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner", "The Envoy", "Mohammed's Radio", "Desperados Under The Eaves", "Johnny Strikes Up The Band", "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", "Lawyers, Guns And Money", "Ain't That Pretty At All", "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Accidentally Like A Martyr", and "Looking For The Next Best Thing". CD

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Warren ZevonExcitable Boy ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good ... $16.99
An early moment of genius from Warren Zevon – the kind of record that really set his talents part from the singer/songwriter generation that came before – and made Zevon a key part of a new era of much darker songsmiths! Zevon manages to weave in all these strange moody elements while still delivering songs that are tuneful – often with studio talent that goes back to an earlier generation of LA polish, but which manages to have a bit more edge here in Warren's company. The lasting highlight of the record is probably the oft-played "Werewolves Of London" – but the whole thig is filled with gems – titles that include "Accidentally Like A Martyr", "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner", "Nighttime In The Switching Yard", "Tenderness On The Block", "Veracruz", and "Lawyers Guns & Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has minimal wear.)

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VariousGood God – Apocryphal Hymns ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
Hardly the gospel of your father's generation – and hardly even the gospel of previous Numero releases either – as the set's a wonderfully offbeat batch of tracks that definitely lives up to the "apocryphal" in the title! Production sounds and musical styles go way past the mainstream – and lots of these numbers feel like secular soul from the definite left end of the spectrum in the 70s – especially the mellower cuts, which have a trippy quality that comes from weird instrumentation and unusual studio work – often matched by vocal presentation that's anything but spiritual, and which feels more like Darondo overall! These tunes are a real discovery – a deeper level of unusual gospel recordings than even the funk and or soul sides featured on other compilations – all pulled from the hinterland of self-released albums and singles from back in the day. As usual, Numero's done as great of job with the notes and packaging as they have with the music – really telling the full tale of this unusual stream of music – in a smoking set that features "That's All I Need" by Sensational Saints, "A Message Especially From God" by Robert Vanderbilt & The Foundation Of Souls, "Come Holy Spirit" by God's Band, "Faith" by Soul Superiors, "Can't Run This Race Alone" by Flying Eagles Gospel Singers, "Searching For The Truth" by Dwain Vinyard, "Get Involved" by Jonah Thompson, and "I Hear You Calling" by Francis Reneau & The Mission Singers. CD
(In slipcases with varied cover images!)

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✨✧ Tower Of PowerTower Of Power ... LP
Warner, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the harder funk albums by Tower Of Power – done with a hard-driving horn-heavy groove, slathered up in East Bay Grease! The group's got a bit of the stoner funk sound that shows their Bay Area roots, but they're also a lot tighter than most of their California contemporaries, and feel more like some of the groups coming out of Memphis and Muscle Shoals at the same time. Lenny Williams is on lead vocals, Chester Thompson plays organ – and tracks include "Soul Vaccination", "What Is Hip", "So Very Hard To Go", "Just Another Day", "Clean Slate", "Get Yo' Feet Back On The Ground", and "Clever Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later beige label pressing in a barcode cover.)
Also available Tower Of Power ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Superhighway BandStudio City ... LP
Legere (France), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful project from the never-ending talents of funky maestro Shawn Lee – a set done in collaboration with horn player Nichol Thomson, who serves up some great brassy elements on the record! The date's not a classic funk outing with horns – and instead, Lee's created this sunny Cali groove with plenty of late 70s/early 80s touches – very much in the spirit of the cover, and then given these horn charts from Thompson – who really warms things up and deepens the soulful vibe of the entire album! Matt Cooper plays Clavinet and mini moog, and titles include "Funk Machine", "La Brea", "Act Weird", "The Shake", "Chartreuses", and "Just The Three Of Us". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bunny LeeNext Cut – Dub Plates, Rare Sides, & Unreleased Cuts ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A wealth of rare tracks from the archives of Jamaican producer Bunny "Striker" Lee – tracks pulled from one-off dubplates mixed direct from the studio, and other unreleased tracks pulled from never-heard master tapes too! The music here definitely lives up to Lee's production legend – and, as explained in the notes, these dubs have an extra added dimension than some of his contemporaries' work – as they're mixed from 4 track tapes, instead of 2 – which creates this much deeper sound, and even lot more room for echo! Yet there's also a core compressed competence to the cuts that we really love – rock-solid instrumentation from top-shelf Kingston studio legends, on rare dubs of "Enforcement" by Vin Gordon, "Blood Of Babylon" by Barrington Spence, "Down In A Babylon" by Johnny Clarke, "Ethiopian Girl" by Linval Thompson, "A Friend Indeed Dub" by The Aggrovators, "Crucial Dub" by Prince Jammy, "Satta Dread" by Wayne Jarrett, and "The Gorgon" by Cornell Campbell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that makes a click during "Blood Of Babylon", "Blood Of Babylon Dub", and "Enforcement", but the rest is great.)

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✨✧ New Jazz OrchestraLe Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Verve/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wonderful wonderful set from the British jazz scene of the late 60s – beautifully inventive large ensemble material, done under the direction of Neil Ardley – and featuring some of the best British jazz musicians of the time! The group's a showcase not only for creative young talent in the UK, but also for the growing sense of composition as well – and the music on the set is penned by Ardley, Michael Garrick, Mike Taylor, and Michael Gibbs – as well as new arrangements of work by Miles Davis and John Coltrane. As in the best material from Ardley, Garrick, and Gibbs, there's a really fresh way of coming together for the instrumentation – quite different than large group material in both the US, and even other areas of the 60s European scene – delivered with wonderful imagination by musicians who include Derek Watkins, Henry Lowther, Harry Beckett, and Ian Carr on trumpets; Michael Gibbs and Derek Wadsworth on trombones; Barbara Thompson on flute and soprano sax; Dick Heckstall Smith on tenor and soprano; Frank Ricotti on vibes; and even Jack Bruce on bass! Titles include "Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe", "Naima", "Angle", "Ballad", "Dusk Fire", "Study", and "Rebirth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download. Beautiful pressing – in a vintage flipback-style cover, with bonus insert – and new vinyl remastering by Gearbox!)
Also available
Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe ... CD 14.99
Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Sun RaOf Abstract Dreams ... CD
Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – one that we'd rank right up there with our favorites on the Saturn Records label! The work here has never been issued, and it's extremely beautiful, too – pulled from a few just-discovered studio sessions done after the group was parting ways with Impulse Records, and mostly recording in a live environment! There's an intimacy to these studio tracks that's a nice difference from some of the more freewheeling live work of the period – moments that almost hearken back to the exotic jazz of the earliest Saturn years of the group, mixed with some other currents that seem to point the way towards the excellent Horo Records material to come – especially in the way Ra is phrasing things on his piano. Most groups are relatively small, and titles include the lovely "Island In The Sun" with Marshall Allen on some great flute; a studio take on "Unmask The Batman", better known from live sets, and a playful tune that hints at the group's work on the Dan & Dale Batman album in the 60s; a spiritual stormer "I'll Wait For You", with great piano from Ra and an excellent tenor solo from John Gilmore; and a take on "New Dawn" with work by Marshall Allen on alto, Elo Umoe on bass clarinet, and Danny Ray Thompson on baritone. CD

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✨✧ Jack SelsJack Sels – Minor Works ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Tenorist Jack Sels may not be one of the best-known names on the European jazz scene of the postwar years – but that's likely because he passed away earlier than most, but not before leaving a strong legacy of jazz on the Belgian scene! Sels is a hell of a player – modern in conception, but possessed with a wonderfully soulful tone – one that goes deeper than some of the other European modernists of the period, and which has as much of a sense of Jack's person in the music as it does his overall vision for the sound. This package might be the first that most of us on this side of the Atlantic have experienced his work – and it's a wonderfully-done set that lives up to the quality of the other Belgian funk and jazz sets on this excellent label – with great song choices and very detailed notes. Sels plays with some of his own groups, but also with Lucky Thompson on tenor, Philip Catherine on guitar and Lou Bennett on organ, and also as part of the Saxorama group. Disc one features studio material, disc two features live sides – and titles include "Zonky", "Gemini", "Dong", "Tchack Tchak", "La Campimania", "African Dance", "Blue Triptichon", "Rain On The Grand Place", "Spanish Lady", "Ginger", "Blue Monk", "Swingin The Blues", and "Night In Tunisia". CD
Also available Jack Sels – Minor Works (with bonus download) ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Snuff Box (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really cool collection of work from the surprisingly deep musical well of Garland Records – a Pacific Northwest imprint that's maybe best known for some garagey gems, but who here display a great ability to cut country-tinged records too! The vibe here is a bit Bakersfield, but filtered through some of the country rock modes that were bubbling up on the LA scene too – far from Nashville, with leaner arrangements and strong use of guitar in the lead – served up by a host of obscure Oregon acts who also echo that shifting wave north of country music audiences as Cali was changing in the 60s! The package is as well done as other entries in this series – and titles include "Hard Workin Woman" and "Tippy Toeing" by Cascade Sweethearts, "Since Daddy's Not Around" by Jim Thompson & The Colts, "China Doll" by Geronia Coyle & The G Tones, "Friends Of Mine" by The Heard, "You Aint' Goin Nowhere" by Tyme, "Laura" by Chuck Wray, and "There's A Time & A Place For Everything" by Hubert Averette & The G Tones. LP, Vinyl record album

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Maria SchneiderThompson Fields ... CD
Artist Share, 2015. Used ... $29.99
With Dave Pietro on alto saxophone, clarinet, piccolo, flute, alto flute, and bass flute, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute, and alto flute, Rich Perry on tenor saxophone and flute, Donny McCaslin on tenor saxophone and clarinet. Scott Robinson on baritone saxophone, clarinet, and bass clarinet, Greg Gisbert, Augie Haas, Tony Kadleck, and Mike Rodriguez on trumpet and flugelhorn, Marshall Gilkes, Ryan Keberle, and Keith O'Quinn on trombone, George Flynn on bass trombone and contrabass trombone, Frank Kimbrough on piano, Gary Versace on accordion, Lage Lund on guitar, Jay Anderson on bass, Clarence Penn on drums, and Rogerio Boccato on percussion. CD

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VariousBeat The Retreat – Songs By Richard Thompson ... CD
Capitol, 1994. Used ... $1.99
16 songs from X, REM, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Mould, Syd Straw & Evan Dando, Los Lobos, June Tabor, Dinosaur Jr, Graham Parker, David Byrne, Beausoleil, Shawn Colvin & Loudon Wainwright III, the Five Blind Boys Of Alabama, and Maddy Prior & Martin Carthy. CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe Gibbs & OthersScorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD
17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson moe than live up to their title as the Mighty Two just as this heavy compilation more than lives up to the title of nothing but scorchers! Gibbs and ET showcase their mastery of all styles here, veering from hard and heavy roots to sweet lover's numbers and even a few bouncing tracks aimed a the dancehall! Top notch singers and dee jays are all featured over throbbing rhythms at the hands of Gibbs' Professionals crew, with 40 tracks in all, including "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, "Money In My Pocket/Cool Runnings" by Dennis Brown and Prince Mohammed, "Babylon Too Rough" by Gregory Isaacs, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Boxing Around" and "No Man's Land" by Cornell Campbell, "Just Like A River" by the Mighty Diamonds, Left With A Broken Heart" by George Nooks, "Su Su Pon Rasta/Heavy Manners" by Dolphin Naggo Morris and Prince Far I, "Funeral" by Prince Alla, "I'm A Natty" by Jacob Miller, "Rockers A Nuh Crackers" by Glen Washington, "Jah Bring I Joy In The Morning" by Bobby Melody, "Burn Babylon" by Sylford Walker, "Stop Picking On Me" by Max Romeo, "Keep On Knocking" by Jaco Miller, "Virgin Girl" by Eek-A-Mouse, "Hello Carol" by Enos McLeod, "My Princess" by Sammy Dread, and "Uptown Ranking" by Althea & Donna. CD

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Dizzy GillespieAfro (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1954. Used ... $12.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's finest Afro-Cuban moments! The material on this album has been issued under a few different titles over the years, but this is the early Afro package – the one that features a beautiful David Stone Martin cover, and a title that really gets at the Latin influences in the material. The centerpiece of the record is a side-long workout on the "Manteca" theme, played by Diz and a group that includes Lucky Thompson, Wade Legge, Charlie Persip, and Jose Mangual – all grooving hard in a sound that virtually defines the term of cubop! The other tracks on the album are great too – versions of "Caravan", "Con Alma", and "Night In Tunisia" – all done in a Latin jazz mode, with some nice flute solos by Gilberto Valdes. And if that's not enough, the reissue features a tiny 5" record sleeve cover – just like the original! CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkComplete Blue Note Recordings (4CD box set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1944/1947/1948. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
A fantastic collection of Monk material for Blue Note – recorded in a few different periods and settings! The package features some late 40s sides with Idrees Sulieman on trumpet and Billy Smith on tenor; 1947 trio material with Art Blakey on drums; a 1947 quartet with Sahib Shihab on alto; a 1948 group with Milt Jackson on vibes and a bit of vocals from Kenny Pancho Hagood; a 1941 quintet with Shihab, Jackson, and Blakey; a 1952 group with Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Lucky Thompson on tenor, and Lou Donaldson on alto; and a 1957 session cut with tenorist Sonny Rollins. Includes some unissued tracks, too! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousUnited Dreadlocks Vols 1 & 2 (plus bonus tracks) – Joe Gibbs Roots Reggae 1976/1977 ... CD
Joe Gibbs/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A pair of classic roots reggae albums from the 70s – brought together here on a single set with a huge amount of bonus tracks – many on CD for the first time! The work of Joe Gibbs is massive here, and happens with plenty of help from Errol Thompson as well – at a level that shows that even at a time when reggae was hitting huge international interest on the bigger labels, there was still so much more going on in the Jamaican underground – particularly with more message-oriented work like this! And sure, roots reggae might be watered down a fair bit in the coming decade – but here, there's an undeniable power to the music that's made even better by the raw rhythms and nicely dirty production modes from the pair – on cuts that were initially issued on the related volumes 1 and 2 of the United Dreadlocks albums on Gibbs' own label. Titles include "Set The Children Free" and "Lovelight" by Gregory Isaacs, "Children Of Israel" by Dennis Brown", "Wicked Have Fe Dressback" by Earth & Stone, "Devil's Throne" by Junior Delgado, "Tribulation" by Joy White, "Whip Them Jah" by Dennis Brown, "Judgement Time" and "Rasta Man Say" by Junior Ross & The Spear, and "Marcia" by Freddie McKay, "Cool Mi Black Brother" by Afriques, "Set Up Yourself" by Ferris Thomas, "The Creator" by George Nooks, "Wise Bird" by Cornel Campbell, "Close To Me" and "Memories" by Ruddy Thomas, "Heart & Soul" by Junior Byles, "My Man" by Marcia Aitken, and "Hooligan" and "Vineyard" by Dennis Brown". Plus, in the best Doctor Bird fashion, the set comes with 24 more bonus tracks – work by Prince Far I, Marcia Aitkin, Culture, Trinity, Althea & Donna, Mighty Diamonds, Leo Graham, Bobby Melody, Dennis Walks, Silford Walker, Glen Washington, and others. CD

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✨✧ Joe Gibbs & OthersScorchers From The Mighty Two ... CD
17 North Parade/VP, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson moe than live up to their title as the Mighty Two just as this heavy compilation more than lives up to the title of nothing but scorchers! Gibbs and ET showcase their mastery of all styles here, veering from hard and heavy roots to sweet lover's numbers and even a few bouncing tracks aimed a the dancehall! Top notch singers and dee jays are all featured over throbbing rhythms at the hands of Gibbs' Professionals crew, with 40 tracks in all, including "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, "Money In My Pocket/Cool Runnings" by Dennis Brown and Prince Mohammed, "Babylon Too Rough" by Gregory Isaacs, "Cool Out Son" by Junior Murvin, "Boxing Around" and "No Man's Land" by Cornell Campbell, "Just Like A River" by the Mighty Diamonds, Left With A Broken Heart" by George Nooks, "Su Su Pon Rasta/Heavy Manners" by Dolphin Naggo Morris and Prince Far I, "Funeral" by Prince Alla, "I'm A Natty" by Jacob Miller, "Rockers A Nuh Crackers" by Glen Washington, "Jah Bring I Joy In The Morning" by Bobby Melody, "Burn Babylon" by Sylford Walker, "Stop Picking On Me" by Max Romeo, "Keep On Knocking" by Jaco Miller, "Virgin Girl" by Eek-A-Mouse, "Hello Carol" by Enos McLeod, "My Princess" by Sammy Dread, and "Uptown Ranking" by Althea & Donna. CD
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✨✧ Johnny HartmanAll Of Me (70s pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although the world always remembers Johnny Hartman best for his Impulse recordings with Coltrane, we've always dug some of his earlier stuff – like this album – because the sound's a bit rawer, and the style's got more of a kick! The magical Hartman voice is presented in two great settings – one a small orchestra directed by Frank Hunter, the other an even cooler group headed by Ernie Wilkins – with great horn work from players who include Anthony Ortega, Howard McGhee, Jerome Richardson, and Lucky Thompson! The tracks are familiar, but done with that dusky Hartman style – and titles include "I Could Make You Care", "The Lamp Is Low", "Stella By Starlight", "All Of Me", and a very haunting rendition of "The End Of A Love Affair". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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