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ALLDot ... CD
Cruz, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny Guarnieri QuartetSophisticated Lady/Dot's My Baby ... 78 RPM
H&N Society, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Record has a slight dish warp.)

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Ken NordineYou're Getting Better – The Complete Word Jazz Dot Masters 1957 to 1960 (limited edition 2CD set) ... CD
Dot/Hip-O Select, Late 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $59.99
The complete 50s Word Jazz efforts from the incomparable Ken Nordine – an incredible assemblage of his spoken word/poetry and charismatic surrealist irony backed by first rate jazz session players – the whole of his early work for Dot Records! This is Ken's best and earliest Word Jazz – the beats-inspired stream of consciousness genius that's a genre all his own. He's best known for his radio work, and has been hailed more recently for Asphodel's reissue of his later, equally great lounge psychedelia concept album Colors – but this stuff is more impressive for its being so ahead of the curve. The after hours jazzy backing on the first couple of Word Jazz albums, which is up earliest in this set, is fairly stripped down and spare, and gets more extroverted and groovy as the set progresses – with more experimental touches along the way. You can really sense the musicians getting more comfortable and playful as they learn how to groove to the oddball vocals. Players include Dick Marx and Dick Campbell on piano, Johnny Frigo on guitar, Ken Soderbloom on woodwinds, Emmet Frazier on bass, Bob Frazier on drums and others. The tracks are from the Dot LPs Word Jazz, Son Of Word Jazz, Next! and Word Jazz Vol II, with some previously unreleased bits, plus odds & ends from later releases that were recorded during the sessions. This is the definitive CD compilation of early Nordine – an incredible set for fans of leftfield vocals, oddball jazz, or anyone open to a mystifying and hypnotic aural experience like no other! 45 tracks on 2CDs: "The Wet Stranger", "What Time Is It", "My Baby", "The Vidiot", "Miss Cone", "Secretary", "I Used To Think My Right Hand Was Uglier Than My Right Hand", "Charlie Zen", "Mr Big", "Smerd", "Hafta Have You", "There's A She And A He", "So And So", "Involutional Intellection", "Silly Ideas I Used To Have" and many more! CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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✨✧ VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Vol 5 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Dot Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Sanford Clark, Gene Brown, The Phantom, Pat Flowers, Mickey Gilley, Billy Adams, Jim Ringo, Keith Courvale, Dicky Lory, and Ray Campi. CD
 
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Gene AustinGreat Hits ... LP
Dot, 1960. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing.)

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DartellsHot Pastrami ... LP
Dot, 1963. Very Good ... $11.99
A great little group, and one with a nicely raw sound – almost a dash of soul at times, sounding like work by The Rivingtons! Titles include the hit "Hot Pastrami" – plus "I Scream", "Dill Pickles", "Surf Dreams", "Fanny Mae", and "Dartell Stomp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine, and a bit of other seam splitting.)

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Tab Hunter, Peggy King, Jarmila NovotnaHans Brinker Or The Silver Skates ... LP
Dot, 1958. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and top seam, a name in pen, and light surface wear.)

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Brian HylandTragedy/A Million To One ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Sealed ... $7.99
Dreamy pop from the great Brian Hyland – one of those 60s voices we can never get enough of! This set's a bit sadder, and a bit more sophisticated than some of Brian's earlier work – with a floating kind of approach that moves past simple pop, into a realm that shows the young singer possibly going for more of a serious vocal approach. Production is great, with plenty of nice twists and turns – and the requisite echoey bits – and titles include "Tragedy", "Walk Right Back", "A Million To One", "See The Funny Little Clown", and "Lonesome Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with small sticker remnants.)

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Ken NordineBest Of Word Jazz Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dot, Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
A crazy batch of jazz-meets-beat poetry-meets-goofy stuff. Ken Nordine's wit is razor sharp as usual, and the tracks include "What Time Is It", "Sound Museum", "Down The Drain", and "Faces In The Jazzamatazz". Like taking drugs without the hassle! CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis Prima & Keely SmithOn Stage – America's Number One Song & Fun Team ... LP
Dot, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging and a 4 inch split in the top seam.)

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Miklos RozsaTo Every Thing There Is A Season ... LP
Dot, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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Lalo SchifrinMission Impossible ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A familiar record – but a fantastic one! You probably all know the famous theme to "Mission Impossible" – Lalo Schfrin's beautiful jazzy number, with three piano notes revolving over and over again with incredible intensity – and the rest of the record is every bit as great, filled with a wonderful mix of groovy styles! The groove ranges from fast bossa to groovy 60s crime jazz to sparer tenser numbers that still manage to move nicely – and listening to the record over the years, our ears are always happily surprised at the level of genius that was allowed expression in the guise of a normal TV soundtrack. Cuts include "Jim On The Move", "The Plot", "The Sniper", "Danger", and "Barney Does It All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on 180 gram vinyl.)

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Surfaris & OthersWipe Out & Surfer Joe ... LP
Dot, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Hank ThompsonHank Thompson's 25th Anniversary Album ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with small holes at the corners.)

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Steve Tintweiss & The Purple WhyMarkstown ... CD
Inky Dot, 1968. Used ... $14.99
Recently unearthed live recordings from bassist Steve Tintweiss – an overlooked figure from the late 60's avant scene who played on key records with Patty Waters, Frank Wright, Burton Greene, and Albert Ayler. The music here is in the spirit of these other ESP recordings and features Tintweiss on bass and melodica, Mark Whitcage on tenor sax and flute, Trevor Koehler on baritone sax, James Dubois on trumpet, and Judy Stuart and Amy Sheffer on vocals. CD
(Still sealed.)

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Leroy Van DykeAuctioneer ... CD
Dot/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
A nice collection of work from Leroy Van Dyke – a singer who may not have been the purest country talent of his time, but who did a really great job bridging both the worlds of hillbilly and postwar pop! Leroy's got a great voice – warm and fluid, but never too mellow – and on the album's famous title track, he really takes off – and maybe sets a standard for new speed in country-tinged vocals! Other cuts have more of a gentle rocking approach, and the blend here is handled with a style that's very much in the hipper side of Dot Records in the 50s – which makes the collection a nice surprise if you only know Leroy's one or two hits. Titles include "The Auctioneer", "I Fell In Love With A Ponytail", "Leather Jacket", "I'm Movin On", "One Heart", "Poor Boy", "Chicken Shack Boogie", "Everytime I Ask My Heart", and "The Pocketbook Song". CD

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Wichita Train WhistleMike Nesmith Presents – The Wichita Train Whistle Sings ... LP
Dot, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
An incredibly groovy album – filled with instrumental tracks that shift between funky big band and groovy 60s soundtrack – all arranged by Mike Nesmith and Shorty Rogers! The feel here is like that of some of Rogers' other groovy late 60s instrumental one-off albums – like his hot rod, dune buggy, or surf-orchestra sides – and Nesmith brings in a slightly cynical tone that manifests itself in the choice of some of the instrumentation for the tracks, and the overall setting of the record. Think Monkees instrumentals gone groovier, and you've got part of the picture – but there's also plenty of snippets of Sunset Strip hip and Warner Brothers longing for the past too! Titles include "While I Cried", "Don't Cry Now", "Tapioca Tundra", "Nine Times Blue", "Carlisle Wheeling", and "You Told Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original die-cut cover, with a small cutout hole, some ring and edge wear, and unglued seams.)

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✨✧ Easy WilliamsEasy Does It ... LP
Dot, 1957. Sealed ... $79.99
We have to admit, we don't know Easy Williams at all – but with a name like that, we're willing to try! More seriously, though, the album's a great one – a cool little small combo vocal session, recorded with a group that includes vibes, guitar, and flute – backing Easy up like some late night club session, with a very intimate feel! The song choices are nice, too – lesser-known tracks that move past the usual chestnuts and standards – tunes that include "Where There's Smoke There's Fire", "I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All", "A Woman Needs So Little", "The Whistler On The Bayou", "Judy", and "You're Not The Kind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still sealed! Shrinkwrap is cracked a bit at the top seam. Cover is lightly bent at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Sam Butera & the WitnessesRat Race – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Dot, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although Sam's best known as the tenor talent behind Louis Prima, he actually does a pretty darn great job on this soundtrack for an obscure jazzy film starring Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. Most of the tracks are standards, but they're done in Sam's hard heavy style, with lots of swinging and wailing. Titles include "Hot Lips", "At Sundown", "Lover", "Ja Da", "Wang Wang Blues", and "Manhattan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light stains along the spine, half split top seam, and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongNightclubs ... CD
Dot Time, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Louis Armstrong on trumpet and vocals joined by Arvell Shaw, Dale Jones, Milt Hinton, and Mort Herbert on bass, Barney Bigard and Edmond Hallon clarinet, Barrett Deems and Cozy Cole on drums, Billy Kyle, Earl Hines, and Marty Napoleon on piano, Jack Teagarden, Russ Phillips, and Trummy Young on trombone, and vocals from Barney Bigard, Trummy Young, and Velma Middleton. CD

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✨✧ ColoursColours ... CD
Dot/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best American psyche albums we've heard from the late 60s – a near-perfect record that's head and shoulders above the rough experimentation of most other groups from the period! Colours spell their name with a definite British twist, and there's clearly a Beatles influence going on here – a sound that's almost pre-Sgt Peppers, but which has wonderfully complicated time changes, vocal parts, and production techniques that must have cost a pretty penny to such a little-known group! Horns and strings are arranged by Dave Roberts, and handled with a sensitivity that almost matches The Zombies' best at times – and the tunes themselves are a fresh variety of odd themes, including one number about robbing a liquor store. Titles include "Brother Lou's Love Colony", "Bad Day At Black Rock Baby", "Love Heals", "Rather Be Me", "I'm Leaving", "Cataleptic", "Don't You Realize", and "Lovin". CD

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✨✧ Charles Mauu/Roche's TahitiansTamure Tahiti ... LP
Dot, 1963. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Reo Tahiti pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Manny AlbamSteve's Songs ... LP
Dot, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Manny Albam plays the music of Steve Allen – with a group that includes solos from Gene Quill on alto, Al Cohn on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone and either Nick Travis or Ernie Royal on trumpets! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole and a stereo sticker.)

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✨✧ Steve AllenHis Piano & Orchestra ... LP
Dot, 1965. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Arrangements by Bob Enevoldsen, with Donn Trenner conducting, and featured soloist Murray McEachern on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Steve AllenSteve Allen Plays Bossa Nova Jazz ... LP
Dot, 1963. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Led by Donn Trenner, with Bob Enevoldsen on tenor, Laurindo Almeida on guitar, John Setar on flute and alto, Herb Ellis on guitar, Jules Bertaux on bass, Bob Neel on drums, and Frank Rosolino and Jimmy Zito on Brazilian rhythm instruments. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Barbara EdenMiss Barbara Eden ... CD
Dot/Real Gone, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Barbara "I Dream Of Jeannie" Eden gets herself out of the bottle and into the studio for a set of 60s pop tunes designed to bring out another side of her magic! Bill Justis handled the arrangements, in a style that has that RCA Nashville country pop sort of feel overall – electric bass plucking out the bottom, chorus vocals helping out the lead, and a sort of syncopated groove that gently steps along from back to front. We'll be honest, and say that Barbara's vocals aren't that much to write home about – but the album's a nice celebrity relic – and does feature a few sexy Jeannie shots on the front! Titles include "Single Girl", "Bend It", "Rebel", "I Get The Fever", and "Nobody But A Fool". CD

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✨✧ Fern JonesGlory Road ... CD
Dot/Numero, 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Southern hillbilly soul from Fern Jones – a minister, church singer and songwriter with a real feel for the secular shake of 50s Sun Records, honky tonk, and shout blues – a pure evangelical with a worldly groove! Fern worked the gospel circuit of tent and church shows for many, many years – but only recorded two albums, this one for Dot/Paramount. Fern sings in the torch country style of Patsy Cline, often with spare rockabilly-styled guitar and drums backbeat. This album is probably most noteworthy for the classic song "I Was There When It Happened" – co-written by Fern Jones and made famous by Johnny Cash. It's especially legendary because it was the only gospel number Sam Phillips allowed Cash to include on his first LP. But Fern's album is more than worthy of a late discovery – she's a true pioneer, fearlessly blending the Lord's work with the Devil's music – at a time when such poles were anathema for most artists, fans, and record labels alike! Original album tracks include "You Ain't Got Nuthin'", "I Do Believe", "Be Thankful You're You", "I Ain't Got Time", "Let Tomorrow Be" – plus the bonus tracks "When I Meet You", "By And By", "I Don't Care What The World May Do" and "This World Is Not My Home". CD

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✨✧ Shenandoah TrioIn Motion ... LP
Dot, Early 60s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)
 
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Electro CocoCoco Du Mundo ... CD
Sunswept, 2005. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Please note the hub teeth are broken and have been replaced with a foam dot.)

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Jutta HippJutta Hipp With Zoot Sims ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A wonderful pairing of this German pianist and American tenor star Zoot Sims – and an album that may well be the greatest that Jutta Hipp ever cut! Hipp was one of the rising stars of the German postwar jazz scene in the 50s – and although she issued other American albums in the decade for Blue Note and Decca, this side's probably the best-remembered of the bunch – thanks to the presence of Zoot, and support from a great rhythm section that includes Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – both of whom match the modern tones of Jutta's piano, but also give a solidly soulful Blue Note feel to the set. The group's completed by trumpeter Jerry Lloyd, who helps bring a nice sparkle to the frontline – and titles include "Just Blues", "Wee Dot", "Almost Like Being In Love", and "Down Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jutta HippJutta Hipp With Zoot Sims (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful pairing of this German pianist and American tenor star Zoot Sims – and an album that may well be the greatest that Jutta Hipp ever cut! Hipp was one of the rising stars of the German postwar jazz scene in the 50s – and although she issued other American albums in the decade for Blue Note and Decca, this side's probably the best-remembered of the bunch – thanks to the presence of Zoot, and support from a great rhythm section that includes Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – both of whom match the modern tones of Jutta's piano, but also give a solidly soulful Blue Note feel to the set. The group's completed by trumpeter Jerry Lloyd, who helps bring a nice sparkle to the frontline – and titles include "Just Blues", "Wee Dot", "Almost Like Being In Love", and "Down Home". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "S'Wonderful" and "These Foolish Things". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims ... LP 22.99

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Timmie RogersOh Yeah/Fla Ga La Pa ... 7-inch
Philips, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has a dot of marker.)

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ShaggsShaggs' Own Thing (yellow & maroon vinyl pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Red Rooster/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 34.99
A fantastic follow-up to the legendary Philosophy Of The World album by The Shaggs – the enigmatic trio of Dot, Betty, and Helen Wiggin – three sisters all recorded by their father, who had the foresight to capture their simple but undeniable musical brilliance! The trio's first album is much more widely circulated, and has influenced decades of musicians and listeners – and the group here are slightly evolved – better musicians, sweeter singers, but still very much in the same territory of naive expression and completely charming presentation! The album was put together in the early 80s, after the successful reissue of their debut – and features a mixture of home tapes and other rare recordings – with titles that include "Wheels", "Shaggs Own Thing", "Painful Memories", "Gimme Dat Ding", "I Love", "My Cutie", "Paper Roses", and a version of "My Pal Foot Foot". LP features the bonus track "Love At First Sight". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSavoy Records Presents The New Tenor Sax Stylists (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good+ 4 x 78 rpm ... $43.99
Includes the tracks "Don't Blame Me" by Illinois Jacquet, "Girl Of My Dreams" by Ike Quebec, "Vot's Dot" by Allen Eager, "September In The Rain" by Don Byas, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" by Chalie Kennedy, "My Jo Ann" by Vido Musso, "Big Deal" by Charlie Ventura, and "Dexter Rides Again" by Dexter Gordon. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an orange cover with light wear.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase! (with extra tracks) ... CD
Prestige, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the North Park Hotel – with sound that's a bit more "live" than some of the other Prestige sessions at the time – and an unusual lineup that features local players Jodie Christian and John Young on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Steve McCall on drums. The lovely Vi Redd makes a vocal appearance on the track "Lonesome Lover Blues" – and other titles include "The Chase", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "The Happy Blues" – all nice and long! CD also features 2 extra tracks, both long – "Wee Dot" and an extended "Ballad Medley". CD

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✨✧ Brian BladeLandmarks ... CD
Blue Note, 2014. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brian Blade's Fellowship Band keeps on getting better and bolder over the years – really soaring out here under the leadership Blade's great drums – with a soulfully expressive feel that takes us back to his Blue Note albums from the last few years of the 20th century! Pianist Jon Cowherd has these solid lines that really set things up right away – matching the rhythmic impulses of Blade, but also really pushing forward with these waves of color embellished by Myron Walden on alto and bass clarinet, and Melvin Butler on soprano and tenor. Titles include "Down River", "Landmarks", "State Lines", "Friends Call Her Dot", "Bonnie Be Good", "Embers", and "Farewell Bluebird". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonApartment (with bonus track) ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A standout 70s set from Dexter Gordon – one that's a bit tighter than some of his longer-blown dates from overseas – and which almost sparkles with the same power as his 60s albums on Blue Note! The group here is nice and tight – with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all grooving in a style that's sharply focused, and which really sets the stage for Dex's wonderful tone on the solos. Pedersen's bass is great too – sometimes stepping out with a presence not usually heard on a set like this – and titles include the Gordon originals "The Apartment", "Antabus", and "Candlelight Lady" – plus "Wee Dot" and "Old Folks". CD also features the bonus track "Stablemates" – from the same session, but previously unissued. CD

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✨✧ ShaggsShaggs' Own Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Red Rooster/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic follow-up to the legendary Philosophy Of The World album by The Shaggs – the enigmatic trio of Dot, Betty, and Helen Wiggin – three sisters all recorded by their father, who had the foresight to capture their simple but undeniable musical brilliance! The trio's first album is much more widely circulated, and has influenced decades of musicians and listeners – and the group here are slightly evolved – better musicians, sweeter singers, but still very much in the same territory of naive expression and completely charming presentation! The album was put together in the early 80s, after the successful reissue of their debut – and features a mixture of home tapes and other rare recordings – with titles that include "Wheels", "Shaggs Own Thing", "Painful Memories", "Gimme Dat Ding", "I Love", "My Cutie", "Paper Roses", and a version of "My Pal Foot Foot". CD features four bonus tracks – "Love At First Sight", "Sweet Maria", "Missouri Waltz", and "Wipe Out". CD
Also available Shaggs' Own Thing (yellow & maroon vinyl pressing – with bonus track) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ TortoiseIt's All Around You ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Man, this is SO not the Tortoise that first set the underground aflame in the early 90s – the group has evolved and opened up in ways we never would have expected. With It's All Around You it's emerged with an airy, open, stargazing set of tracks that resemble the languid atmosphere of Tangerine Dream as much as they do early post rock! Gone, for the most part from early Tortoise is that strong, rubbery electric bass groove and tightly thudding live drum sound. It's All Around You retains the bright vibes and sputtering electronics of the TNT album, and the out front, almost rock & roll guitar lines of the Standards album – and adds an ever present, ambient synthesizer bubble of sound to surround the thing. It's all so catchy, too, and almost sunny. If Tortoise hasn't really broken any new ground this time, it's only because they're the ones who broke it in the first place. Tracks include "It's All Around You", The Lithium Shifts", "Crest", "Stretch", "Dot/Eyes", "By Dawn", "Five Too Many" and more. CD

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✨✧ Larry YoungTestifying ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Before stretching out on Blue Note later on in the 60s, Larry Young started the decade with some great sets like this – straighter soul jazz that showed he had a very firm grasp on traditional modes for the Hammond – more than enough to allow his experimentation in later years! The set's a nicely basic batch of tracks – one that's very open and spacious, with plenty of room for Young to open up on the keys – given that the backing here is mostly from Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Jimmie Smith on drums. The great Joe Holiday joins the group on tenor for two tracks – bringing in a style that nicely bridges modes – and although the groove is somewhat relaxed, you can certainly hear Young's genius already starting to form! Titles include "Excercise For Chihuahaus", "Wee Dot", "Testifying", and "Some Thorny Blues". CD
 
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Motohiko HamaseAnecdote ... CD
Lung/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1987. New Copy ... $6.99
A rare live set from Japanese bassist Motohiko Hamase – recorded right during a stretch when he was really mixing up his modes – fusing older fusion elements with some of the more electronic experiments of his studio records of the period – all in a way that must have made for quite a compelling set to see live! Hamase plays a fair bit of fretless bass – arcing and crafting these notes that are very much in the best jazz fusion school of the time – but they're mixed with keyboards, electronics, acoustic piano and percussion from two bandmates – all of which creates this unique soundscape as the trio shifts through so many different elements at once. Titles include "Duplicated Scene", "Pascal Variant", "Plateau", "Reminiscence", "Elan Vital", "Circlet", "Symptom", "Intermezzo", and "Aborigine". CD
Also available Anecdote ... LP 34.99

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Motohiko HamaseAnecdote ... LP
Lung/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1987. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
A rare live set from Japanese bassist Motohiko Hamase – recorded right during a stretch when he was really mixing up his modes – fusing older fusion elements with some of the more electronic experiments of his studio records of the period – all in a way that must have made for quite a compelling set to see live! Hamase plays a fair bit of fretless bass – arcing and crafting these notes that are very much in the best jazz fusion school of the time – but they're mixed with keyboards, electronics, acoustic piano and percussion from two bandmates – all of which creates this unique soundscape as the trio shifts through so many different elements at once. Titles include "Duplicated Scene", "Pascal Variant", "Plateau", "Reminiscence", "Elan Vital", "Circlet", "Symptom", "Intermezzo", and "Aborigine". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Anecdote ... CD 6.99


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Ronny JordanAntidote ... CD
Island, 1992. Used ... $4.99
A classic bit of London funky guitar from Ronny Jordan – the heir apparent to Grant Green and Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – and one of the best new players of his generation! The set takes the older funky guitar styles of the 60s soul jazz generation, and fuses it with a 90s nujazz approach – to come up with some tight groovers that have a surprisingly classic feel, yet which also sparkle with the fresher sounds of the time – some of the hip rhythms that were bubbling around in London during the Talking Loud and early Acid Jazz years. Titles include a great remake of "So What", the jazz/hip hop classic "Get To Grips", and the cuts "Cool & Funky", "Summer Smile", "Show Me", "Nite Spice", and "After Hours". CD
(Out of print.)

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Francis Lai/Brigitte BardotLes Petroleuses (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
LMLR (France), 1971. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Les Petroleuses has a nice variety of sounds – some of the slinky, sexy, Euro-styled numbers you'd expect from Lai in the early 70s, and from a film starring Brigitte Bardot – mixed with other tracks that seem to foreground a version of the old west that's a bit playful – using barrelhouse piano or guitar to set a mood in time and place. There's a few vocal numbers – "La Ballade De Frenchie King" sung by Little Sammy Gaha, "La Vie Parisienne" sung by Micheline Presle, and "Prairie Woman" by Claudia Cardinale – and other tunes include "Merry Making", "Seduction", "Piano Saloon", "L'Attaque Du Train", "Le Noel Des Sarrazin", and "Bougival Junction". LP, Vinyl record album

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Legendary Pink DotsGolden Age ... CD
Play It Again Sam, 1983. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light wear.)

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Michel Magne/Brigitte BardotDon Juan 73 ... LP
Barclay/Play Time (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... About February 20, 2021 (delayed)
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A really nice sleazy & sexy soundtrack from Michel Magne – as you'd probably guess from the title! The film was directed by Roger Vadim, stars Brigitte Bardot, and most of the tracks have lyrics. Jane Birkin also makes an appearance on the record, and the tunes run from slinky and sexy to more baroque and kitschy – but definitely have some nice moments, especially in the sparer numbers. Titles include "Swedish Dream", "Burn", "Don", "It Ain't Right", "Confession", "Keep On, Keepin On", and "Intermission No 1". LP, Vinyl record album

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StereolabDots & Loops ... CD
Elektra, 1997. Used ... $5.99
Stereolab at a creative peak! Dots & Loops continues their long running 90s win streak – here balancing their ever present love for bubbling analog synth and breezy vintage electronics with a more strongly assured knack for delivering brilliant beginning-to-end excellent albums. The band is as great as ever, featuring tracks recorded right here in Chicago with John McEntire, and with some guest work by Sean O'Hagan of the High Llamas, plus Jan St Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse On Mars. It's got a beautiful subdued quality to it, but it's also so expertly layered that you'll always here something new, as long as you keep coming back to it. Titles include "Brakhage", "Rainbo Conversation", "Refractions In The Plastic Pulse", "Diagonals", and "Prisoners Of Mars". CD
(Out of print single CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Bad BrainsBlack Dots ... CD
Caroline, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marc CaryAntidote ... CD
Arabesque Jazz, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Marc Cary on piano, Ron Blake on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, John Ormond on bass, Yarbrough Charles Laws, and Daniel Moreno on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dottie Peoples & the PeoplesCount On God ... CD
Air, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Annie GirardotVivre Pour Vivre ... LP
Polydor/Universal (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A very groovy record from the lovely Annie Girardot – done at a time when she was appearing onscreen in the Claude Lelouch film that's named in the title, but steps out here in an even wider range of modes than we might expect! The arrangements are great – handled by Maurice Vander and Roland Vincent – with a vibe that mixes 60s French pop with some more sophisticated soundtrack modes – sometimes with Girardot speaking in addition to singing – and, as with Jeanne Moreau on her Polydor album from the same time, coming across at a level that's a real revelation if you only know her from films. The set features a fair bit of original songs – many penned by Francoise Dorin with Jean Loup Chauby – and titles include "Bons Baisers", "Oui Non", "Mon Prince", "IBM", "Dans Une Glace", "A N'En Plus Finir", "La Chanson Empoisonnee", "Isalaide", and a nice take on "Vivre Pour Vivre". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCodex Engelberg 314 – Music Of The Late Middle Ages – Vellard/Arlt/Bonnardot/Turk/Choral Ensemble Of Schola Cantorum Basiliensis ... CD
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (Germany), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousConnect the Dots – Music For All Cities ... LP
Concetrated, Late 90s. Sealed 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Late 90s underground comp featuring mostly west coast artits – includes "Streetwise" by LMNO, "Bring It On" by Mykill Miers, "Called Your Bluff" by Kazi, "Da Music" by Unspoken Heard, "Duck Duck Duck" by Motion Man and Kutmaster Kurt, "Wack MCs" by Pumpkinhead, "Stick Up The Stuck Up" by LMNO and 2Mex, and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brigitte BardotLa Belle Et Le Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brigitte Bardot's best known on these shores as an actress, but during the 60s she cut some really fantastic work on the scene in Paris – including a fair bit of groovers that were done with help from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg! Bardot provided a fantastic new voice in the world of pop music – a singer who was unabashedly open about her desires, and very different than the more melancholy stars of a few years before – a quality that's further emphasized by the wonderfully groovy instrumentation used on most of these tracks! Production and arrangements are superb – and put this music in the best territory of the grooviest 60s French pop by artists like Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, Jacques Dutronc, and a rare few others. This is the first-ever English-annotated collection of work from the period – and features a whopping 25 tracks from her recordings for Philips and Disc AZ – titles that include "Harley Davidson", "Contact", "Neu Au Soleil", "Je Danse Donc Je Suis", "La Madrague", "Les Hommes Endormis", "Je Voudrais Perdre La Memoire", "Mr Sun", "Le Diable Est Anglais", "Tu Es Venu Mon Amour", "John Et Michel", "Gang Gang", and duets with Serge Gainsbourg on "Bonnie & Clyde" and "Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus". CD

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✨✧ La Dottrina Degli OppostiArrivederci Sogni ... CD
Fading (Italy), 2018. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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AzymuthCascades/Rapid Transit ... CD
Milestone, 1982/1983. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Sublimely soulful work from Azymuth – 2 albums back to back on a single CD! Cascades is fantastic fusion from a group who just couldn't miss during these early 80s California years! The sound here is smooth, but never slick – always a little offbeat, and quite different from more mainstream US fusion of the time – thanks to the genius of Jose Roberto Bertrami's keyboards, which glide one moment, dip the next, and often have these slight changes in speed that are totally great. Other members of the core trio include Alex Malheiros on bass and guitar and Ivan Conti on drums and percussion – and the set also features guest work by Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, Jose Carlos on flute, and Sidney Moreira on percussion. Titles include "Remembering Milton", "Club Morocco", "Through The Window", "Festa Nativa", "Cascade Of The Seven Waterfalls", and "Indian Pepper". Rapid Transit is a set with a really warm groove overall – hardly the too-fast, or too-urban record you might expect from the title! Instead, there's a nicely organic sensibility going on here – a sound that feels fresh and spontaneous, even when it's in the highly electric territory of Jose Roberto Bertami's keyboards. There's a slight bit of added flute and percussion on the set, but most of the sounds here are from the core Azymuth trio – who even vocalize wordlessly on one of the album's best tracks. Titles include "Missing Doto", "Make Mine Guarana", "Gate Of Time", "I'm Just Looking Around", "Somewhere In Brazil", and "Afternoon". CD

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✨✧ AzymuthOutubro ... LP
Milestone, 1980. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Wicked early work from Azymuth – one of the albums that the group recorded when they were really starting to take off on the global scene – burning strong with a soulful fusion vibe, lots of Brazilian rhythm currents, and always hitting all the right notes in their music! The sound here is still relatively spare, and sublimely reliant on the keyboards of Jose Roberto Bertrami – who plays Fender Rhodes, organ, and percussion on the set. Ivan Conti handles the main percussion, though – a great mix of tight work on the drum kit and rootsier, Airto-like elements that are totally great – and the whole thing's driven along nicely by bass and guitar from Alex Malheiros – a perfectly fused lineup that really hits their own groove on the set. Guests include Aleuda on percussion and vocals, Gordinho on surdo, and Doto on repinique – and titles include "Papasong", "Outubro", "Maracan", "Un Amigo", "Carta Pro Airto", and "Dear Limmertz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $3.99
The 50s Basie band, loud and proud – recorded beautifully by Verve on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 – a great year, both for the group and the fest! The lineup here features Count Basie firmly at the helm on piano – with players who include Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, and Frank Foster on tenor – plus Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpets – all tightly grooving on arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, AK Salim, and others – filled with plenty of Basie jumps, leaps, and vamps! Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on the track "Sent For You Yesterday & Here You Come Today" – and other tracks include "Lester Leaps In", "Swingin At Newport", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "Evenin". CD also contains 5 more bonus tracks from another Verve album – Count Basie & Joe Williams at Newport, most with Williams on vocals – including "All Right Okay You Win", "The Comeback", "Roll 'Em Pete", "Smack Dab In The Middle", and "One O' Clock Jump". CD
(Out of print.)

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Till BronnerRio (deluxe edition with book & DVD) ... CD
Verve (Germany), 2008. Used 2 Discs ... $6.99
The deepest album we've heard in years from Till Bronner – a beautiful collection of Brazilian-tinged tunes, performed with a host of wonderful guest stars! Bronner plays his usual trumpet, and also sings a bit too – in that warmly raspy voice that we first grew to love during his Chet Baker tribute. But almost even better are the guests – who include Milton Nascimento, Vanessa De Mata, Aimee Mann, Sergio Mendes, Luciana Souza, Melody Gardot, and our own Kurt Elling – all of whom really bring a lot of depth to the record with their contributions. There's still a warmly soulful feel to the set, as you'd hear on other Bronner albums – but the additional Brazilian touches really make the whole thing sound fresh and wonderful – an unexpected treat from an artist we always like to keep our ear on. Titles include "O Que Sera", "Evening", "Ela E Carioca", "Ligia", "Cafe Com Pao", "A Ra", "Bonita", "Sim Ou Nao", "Aquelas Coisas Todas", and "Misterios". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cande Y PauloCande Y Paulo ... CD
Verve, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Really lovely work from this Argentine jazz duo – vocals by Cande, piano and keyboards from Paulo – all served up in a great style that mixes the breeziness of classic bossa with some more contemporary instrumental and production elements! The record is nicely stripped-down overall – intimate, but in the warmest way possible – and at times that also means a nice current of sadness around the edges – ala bossa nova too – on a bilingual set of tunes that mixes jazz standards with originals. Titles include "Summertime", "Limite En Tu Amor", "Deja Atras", "Treaty", "Esperandote", "The Thrill Is Gone", "En Blanco Estas", "Tuyo", and "Barro Tal Vez". CD

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Paul Desmond with Jim HallEasy Living ... CD
RCA, 1966. Used ... $3.99
Paul Desmond doesn't get any better than this – blowing his icy cool alto next to warm guitar lines from the mighty Jim Hall – a classic RCA Records pairing in jazz, heard to great effect on this classic album! There's a slight bossa groove to some of the rhythms, which is great for Desmond's sound – and the backing is also free of piano, so the guitar and alto hang together wonderfully by themselves – suspended in space, dipping and turning around each other beautifully! The pair get some very light rhythmic accompaniment from Connie Kay on drums, and either Percy Heath or Gene Wright on bass – on titles that include "That Old Feeling", "Easy Living", "Blues For Fun", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "When Joanna Loved Me". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "All Through The Night" and "Rude Old Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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Electronic DivisionElectronic Division ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1986. New Copy ... $9.99
80s electronic sounds from Poland – a record that's maybe slightly warmer than some of the cold wave underground of the decade, but not by much – and which is almost all instrumental, giving the whole thing a relatively timeless appeal! As you might guess from the image of the old PC on the cover, the electronics have a basic, early sort of digital vibe – and production is nicely understated too, so that even if a tune might be catchy, it's got a bit more edge than anything commercial that was coming from the west at the time! There's lots of early Sheffield modes at play here – and titles include "Wypij To", "Smakujesz Inaczej", "Szukam Sladu", "Dotykanie", and "Zrob Wsystko Bym". CD

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Bill EvansMoonbeams ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
A very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the promise of genius made by Bill on his first few albums – a bold step forward that really makes this album one of Evans' standout sets of the early 60s! Titles include an early reading of Evans' wonderful tune "Re: Person I Knew", plus "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album

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Von FreemanHave No Fear (plus bonus track) ... CD
Nessa, 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of the best studio albums ever from the legendary Von Freeman – and a date that really captures some of the careful essence of his live performances in Chicago! Unlike the previous Atlantic album, which tried to fit Von into a more expected bag, this easygoing Nessa session really lets him open up and take off – blowing tunes that are straight ahead, but always with that offbeat style that turns the songs inside out – making them rich exploratory fields for inventive and creative solos! The group fits Von's longtime credo of never upstaging the leader – which gives his tenor lots of room to blow – and players include John Young on piano , David Shipp on bass, and the great Wilbur Campbell on drums. Titles include a great version of Mancini's "Mr Lucky", plus "Swinging The Blues", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", and "Have No Fear Soul Is Here". This great Nessa CD version has a killer bonus track, too – the Freeman-composed "Boomerang". CD

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Serge GainsbourgComme Un Boomerang – Best Of Serge Gainsbourg ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $42.99
A very well done compilation truly including some of the very Best Of Serge Gainsbourg – programmed chronologically starting with the late 50s – not only some of the best of Serge, but some of the most provocative, innovative and creatively fearless popular music ever! From the more elegant, jazzier early number and on through the great duets, more sultry and stripped down numbers and bits of all the great strains of his inimitable style. Features the previously unissued "Comme Un Boomerang", plus "Leau A La Bouche", "Baudelaire", "Elaeudanla Teiteia", "Comic Strip", "Requiem Pur Un C", "L'Anamour", "Elisa", "La Decadanse" with Jane Birkin, "Bonnie And Clyde" with Bridgette Bardot, "Aux Armes Et Caetera" and more. 27 tracks on the 2LP version, LP1 from 1960-1968 and LP2 from 1968 to 1979. LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny HartmanVoice That Is ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
At the time of this album, Johnny Hartman definitely was the voice that is – a singer with a new level of maturity for the 60s, and a voice that's far more masculine than the geeky look of the photo on the cover! Hartman's sound here is smooth and warm, but never in a too-commercial way – a great antidote to some of the bigger singers of his generation, and cast perfectly here in some lightly jazzy arrangements by Bob Hammer. A few tracks feature backing by a quartet led by Hank Jones – and the rest feature a slightly larger group with 2 guitars and some nice Latin percussion. Titles include "Funny World", "Waltz For Debbie", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Let Me Love You", "My Ship", "The Day The World Stopped Turning", "Slow Hot Wind", and "The More I See You". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s green label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Tubby Hayes/Tony Coe/Frank EvansJazz Tete A Tete ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99 About August 11, 2021
An obscure release that featuers some rare material by British jazz greats! The tracks were all recorded live in 1966 at the Students Union Hall at Bristol University – and although the recording quality isn't up to some of Hayes' other live sets from the time, the energy of the playing certainly is! Hayes plays with the quartet of trumpeter Les Condon – on tracks that include "Freedom Monday" and "When My Baby Gets Mad – Everybody Split". Coe is leading his quintet with John Picard on trombone, Colin Purbook on piano, Peter Ind on bass, and Jackie Dougan on drums – on versions of "The Jeep Is Jumpin" and "Blues We Played Last Night", both of which feature Coe on tenor. Last up is guitarist Frank Evans, playing with Ind and Dougan, on "Blues For Sunday" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD

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Jubileum Quartet (Leandre/Parker/Fernandez/Kaucic)A Uis ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Bassist Joelle Leandre always seems to bring out something special in a session – and that's definitely the case here, as her warm spirit of creative creation seems to really shape the contributions of Agusti Fernandez on piano and Evan Parker on tenor sax! Make no mistake, Parker also brings out a lot in players too – and his ability to adapt, especially in mature years, continues to blow us away – especially on a record like this, as his tenor wraps around the bass in all sorts of wonderful ways, sprinkled with notes from Fernandez, and dotted by the drums and objects used by Zlatko Kaucic – who we may be hearing here for the first time. The set features one long performance – recorded at the Cerkno festival in 2018, dedicated to Kaucic's 40 years as a musician! CD

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Allegra LevyLooking At The Moon ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2018. Used ... $12.99
An album with a bit of a gimmick – songs about the moon – but one that quickly transcends that mode, thanks to the vocal strengths of Allegra Levy! Levy's definitely a singer who's working in a jazz-based style, but she's also got this very pointed, personal approach to phrasing that almost feels as if she's talking to us personally – almost a style that could be set up with more contemporary instrumentation in the backings, but which feels even warmer here in the company of Carmen Staaf on piano, Alex Goodman on guitar, an Tim Norton on bass. The lack of drums gives the trio a slightly softer (but not sleepy) vibe – one that seems to really push Allegra to the forefront, as she takes on an unusual mix of songs that includes some familiar standards, plus tunes by Nick Drake, Neil Young, and Cat Stevens. The album features a great take on "Pink Moon" – plus "Harvest Moon", "Moon Ray", "Moon River", "No Moon At All", "Polkadots & Moonbeams", "Moonshadow", and "Moonlight In Vermont". CD

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Gary McFarlandAmerica The Beautiful ... LP
Skye, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
An incredible document of late 60s America – composed and conducted by Gary McFarland, in a style that's much more ambitious than any of his other work! The album's fully titled "America The Beautiful: An Account Of Its Disappearance" – and features "movements" with very telling subtitles that include "On This Site Shall Be Erected", "80 Miles An Hour Through Beer Can Country", "Suburbia: Two Poodles And A Plastic Jesus", and our personal favorite, "Due To A Lack Of Interest, Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled". Gary's really wearing his politics on his sleeve here – picturing a late 60s America that's without hope, without revolution, and clearly in danger of falling prey to its own plasticization. The whole thing's a wonderful antidote to the "revolution is coming" side of the 60s that is more popularly pushed – and Gary was one of the few musicians at the time with an eye that was clear enough to see that in the 60s, you could sing "The Times Are A-Changing" – but in reality, the corporations were a-growing! Musically, the album features a larger group of jazz players working in a full, rich style that has lots of soundtrack touches. There's a real Axelrod-like feel to the set – with string passages one minute, funky rhythms the next – and some breakout jazz soloing that really colors the tunes nicely! Players include Jerome Richardson, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, and Chuck Rainey – and Gary's mostly doing the conducting on the set. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot from an old sticker at the top seam.)
Also available America the Beautiful (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Gary McFarlandAmerica the Beautiful (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Skye/Muzak (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
An incredible document of late 60s America – composed and conducted by Gary McFarland, in a style that's much more ambitious than any of his other work! The album's fully titled "America The Beautiful: An Account Of Its Disappearance" – and features "movements" with very telling subtitles that include "On This Site Shall Be Erected", "80 Miles An Hour Through Beer Can Country", "Suburbia: Two Poodles And A Plastic Jesus", and our personal favorite, "Due To A Lack Of Interest, Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled". Gary's really wearing his politics on his sleeve here – picturing a late 60s America that's without hope, without revolution, and clearly in danger of falling prey to its own plasticization. The whole thing's a wonderful antidote to the "revolution is coming" side of the 60s that is more popularly pushed – and Gary was one of the few musicians at the time with an eye that was clear enough to see that in the 60s, you could sing "The Times Are A-Changing" – but in reality, the corporations were a-growing! Musically, the album features a larger group of jazz players working in a full, rich style that has lots of soundtrack touches. There's a real Axelrod-like feel to the set – with string passages one minute, funky rhythms the next – and some breakout jazz soloing that really colors the tunes nicely! Players include Jerome Richardson, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, and Chuck Rainey – and Gary's mostly doing the conducting on the set. CD
Also available America The Beautiful ... LP 1.99

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $4.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sun RaRocket Number Nine (10 inch colored vinyl EP) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, 1959/1960/1962. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Great early work from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – two never-issued tracks, and a classic Saturn Records groove! "Rocket Number Nine" may well be one of the group's strongest early anthems – a propulsive number that's bold enough to soar to the skies – driven by old school snapping snare, but given a very moody vibe by the group's chanting, and some very offbeat horn solos! "Ankhnation" is a never-issued track – one that has a great mix of comping chords from Ra on piano and right rhythm lines – with lots of nice solos over the top from John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, and Hobart Dotson – almost a Yusef Lateef track overall. Last up is the previously-unissued "Project Black Mass" – a tune that has all these cool percussion bits and piano notes in a flurry – almost a more outside take on the style of Moondog! LP, Vinyl record album

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Run The JewelsRTJ4 (neon magenta vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mass Appeal, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99 32.99
RTJ come on with the force of a hurricane on the very first track – and don't let up throughout the course of this completely sharp 4th LP – a record that may owe plenty to the spirit of 2020, even if just as an antidote to what ails us! EL P and Killer Mike sound more urgent than ever before – clearly brimming over with energy and a sense of message – so much so that the album's guests almost dim in comparison – although we do appreciate the work from Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Greg Nice, DJ Premier, and Pharrell Williams! The record is full of sharp samples and production modes that punch with the force of a fist – and titles include "Out Of Sight", "Holy Calamafuck", "Goonies Vs ET", "Walking In The Snow", "Ju$t", "Yankee & The Brave", "Never Look Back", "Ooh La La", "A Few Words For The Firing Squad", and "Pulling The Pin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive neon magenta vinyl pressing.)

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Pharoah SandersOh Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Later work by Pharoah Sanders – and an overlooked set that's filled with some pretty nice material! The group features electric piano by Donald Smith and acoustic piano by William Henderson – and the groove is a mixture of spiritual soul jazz with a few more standard numbers that differ from Pharoah's albums on Impulse. At the best moments, Pharoah is blowing with all his classic magic – crafting the sort of long and raspy lines that always grab us immediately, as the rhythm section comps out modally behind him, setting up a soulfully swinging groove. Highlights include a version of Coltrane's "Equinox", done in a building modal way that stays very faithful to the original, and a long version of "Out Of This World", one that runs for 14 minutes, building into a straight jazz groove that layers sound upon sound upon sound. Leon Thomas sings a bit on the record – and titles include "Next Time You See Me", "If It Wasn't For A Woman", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank ThompsonSix Pack To Go ... LP
Capitol, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
A great big barrel of beer drinkin' honky tonk classics from Hank Thompson – one of the flagship honky tonk albums of the 60s! This is Texas swing-modeled, no BS honky tonk – no silly string arrangements or Jordanaires backing vocals in the mix. It's the antidote for all that countrypolitan stuff that was the main claptrap of the time! The great Merle Travis is on guitar for most of the record, too. Essential! Tracks include "Six Pack To Go", "Honky Tonk Town", "Hangover Heart", "Drunkard's Blues", "Bubbles In My Beer", "The Wild Side Of Life", "Warm Red Wine" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing. Cover has split seams held with duct tape, a center split on the spine, and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Mel TormeIt's A Blue World ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most beautiful albums ever from the great Mel Torme – and a set that's a bit different than his other work for the Bethlehem label too! The set features Mel singing to lush backings from arranger Al Pellegrini – who brings in a mode that definitely lives up to the blue tones promised in the title – with enough melancholy moments in the mix to rival the sound of Frank Sinatra's classic Wee Small Hours album. The voice of the Velvet Fog is perfect in such a setting – and Torme's all serious, all classic, all the way through – no gimmicks or tricks or goofy moments at all. Titles include "How Long Has This Been Going On", "It's A Blue World", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good", "All This & Heaven Too", "Wonderful One", and "Stay As Sweet As You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – red label with deep groove. Cover has a small bit of laminate peeling near the opening, but is great overall.)

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Nick WaltersActive Imagination ... CD
22A (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
We really loved Nick Walters the last time around, and on this set the trumpeter seems to be even more visionary than before – really going for this expansive approach to his music, and serving things up with a vibe that maybe makes him one of the most spiritual leaders on the contemporary London scene! The tracks here are all originals, and work together perfectly as a whole album – with Nick setting things up strongly with his own trumpet at the start, then folding in these beautiful contributions from Ed Cawthorne on flute and soprano sax, Jeff Guntren on tenor, Rebecca Nash on piano, Nim Sadot on bass, Max Hallett on drums, and Joseph Deenmamoode on percussion. Some tunes have a modal rhythm, but others get a bit more complex, although still with a similar organic pulse – and titles include "So Long Chef", "Gordian Knot (parts 1 & 2)", "Dansoman Last Stop", and "Ahimsa". CD

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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto/George OtsukaNow's The Time ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99 About August 5, 2021
A pair of live performances – both of them great, and both done in the very open, creative style of the Three Blind Mice label at the time! Side one features core work by the trio of pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, but with key guest work from Isao Suzuki on cello and Sunao Wada on guitar – both players who really open up the groove a lot! Suzuki solos in this great way on a long version of "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and also makes an appearance on "Midnight Sugar" – which also has a long, soulful solo from Wada on guitar. Side two features a long take on "Now's The Time" – done in a freewheeling jam session mode – with Yoshio Otomo and Kenji Mori on alto sax, Takao Uematsu and Mabumi Yamaguchi on tenors, and Toshiyuki Daitoku on Fender Rhodes – all in a group led by drummer George Otsuka. CD

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VariousAction Time Vision – A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976 to 1979 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $36.99 51.99 About August 6, 2021
A truly incredible collection – even more wonderful than we might have guessed from the title and cover – and both of those are already pretty darn appealing! This package might well be the most comprehensive we've ever seen on the early days of punk in England – a package that goes way past the big names, way past the classic cuts, and really digs deep into the huge explosion of indie labels that fueled the scene – creating a legacy of rare singles and amazing sounds that the British scene hadn't seen in years! If you dig the Sex Pistols or Clash, there's dozens of other tunes here to love – some by artists you'll know from later fame, represented here on very early tracks – and lots more from acts who maybe only gave the world a handful of brilliant singles. The presentation is as stunning as the music – 111 tracks on 4CDs, inside a heavy 64 page book-style jacket – with page after page of notes on each song and band, and lots of images as well. Consider this whole thing an overdue primer on all the punk you missed – even if you lived back in the day – and lose yourself in the huge array of tracks by groups who include The Radiators From Space, Puncture, Some Chicken, The Panik, The Only Ones, Suspects, Tueway Army, The Boys, Acme Sewage Co, Raped, Bazoomis, Menace GLC, Sids, Rudi, Art Attack, Angelic Upstarts, Mean Street, Poison Girls, Chelsea, Demon Preacher, Leyton Brothers, The Dole, Riff Raff, The Tights, Social Security, Nicky & The Dots, No Way, The Wall, Hollywood Brats, Disco Zombies, Spizzoil, Horrorcomic, The Cravats, and lots lots more! CD

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VariousBack To The Basics – The Chips Moman Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
Beautiful work from songwriter Chips Moman – a key force on the Memphis scene at the end of the 60s, and a writer whose pen managed to touch a huge range of genres and styles over the years! Chips is maybe best known for the famous songs he gave to Aretha Franklin and others in his early years – but Moman has that special southern style of easily crossing genres, which meant that his heartfelt lyrics were also taken up by folks in country and rock as well – as you'll hear on this great collection that brings together all sorts of unusual interpretations of Chips' tunes! If there ever was an artist to warrant the treatment that Ace gives in its "songwriter" series, it was Moman – and there's plenty of notes on the songs and the recordings to help flesh out your understanding of his genius. Titles include "Promises" by Carla Thomas, "For You" by Gizzelle, "Do Right Woman Do Right Man" by Cher, "Fool In Love" by the Veltones, "I'll Never Give Her Up" by The Canes, "Don't Let It Be This Time" by The Gentrys, "You're Gonna See A Lot More Of My Leaving" by Barbara Lynn, "Okeechobee Purple" by Gary Stewart, "Dark End Of The Street" by The Flying Burrito Brothers, "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" by BJ Thomas, "Luckenbach Texas" by Waylon Jennings, "So Much Like My Dad" by George Strait, "Here Come The Flowers" by Dottie West, and "Easy Street" by Johnny Cash. CD

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VariousCafe De Flore – Rendezvous A Saint Germain Des Pres ... CD
Sunnyside, 2002. Used ... $6.99
Music from Lakasha, Paris Combo, Serge Gainsbourg, Diana Krall, Yuri Buenaventura, Nery, Eartha Kitt, Chet, Brigitte Bardot, Isabelle Aubret, Nina Simone, Blossom Dearie, Nico, and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousNu Leaf ... LP
Numero, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $23.99
A really unusual idea for a compilation – but the sort that we've really come to appreciate from the folks at Numero Group! The package traces a shift in American independent jazz during the 80s – following the sorts of players who might have played spiritual jazz or rock-oriented fusion in the 70s, as they pick up new instruments, try out new studio techniques, and work in other modes that are surprisingly soulful overall! You might think of the set as the bridge between 70s jazz and smooth jazz – and there's a a few players here you'll recognize from the previous decade – yet the songs are nearly as slick or commercial as mainstream smooth jazz, and maybe stand as a nice indie antidote to the sounds coming from the GRP label during the decade. Titles include "Tropical Chill" by Plunky, "Maria's First" by Calvin Keys, "Waiting For You" by Frank Potenza, "Born With A Desire" by Tony Palkovic, "Sidetrack" by James Dallas, "6295 SW Fisher" by George Shaw, "Sunbeam" by Larry Bright, and "Orphans" by Michael Hayes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cool package, too – with a cigarette pack design, right down to the tax seal over the top!)

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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 36 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of TNT & Marathon Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Searing rockabilly work from the Texas scene of the late 50s – all work that came from the powerhouse TNT label out of San Antonio, and the related Marathon Records too! These cuts aren't country twangers, and are instead definitely the kind of raw early rockers that this series does such a good job of tracking down – really wonderful numbers that we never would have heard otherwise, and which explode with the same sort of energy that must have made them fantastic to hear from some backroom jukebox in a small corner tavern! As with the other volumes, there's very detailed notes within, and label scans too – the kind of package that makes this series such a great antidote to some of the more random rockabilly compilations out there. Titles include "China Doll" by Ray Stone, "Here I Come" by Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats, "Catapiller" by Ray Campi, "Set Me Free" by Bill Morrison, "I Love Her" by The Blue Notes, "One More Time" by The Traits, "Pink Bow Tie" by Jerry Dove & His String Dusters, "Duck Tail Cat" by Dan Virva & The Flying D Ramblers, "Trapped" by Cecil Moore & The Notes, "Living Myself To Death" by Chuck Goddard, "I Want You To Love Me Tonight" by Ray Liberto, and "Truck Drivers Special" by Lonnie Lille. CD

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✨✧ John Coltrane & Hank MobleyTwo Tenors ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The team of Coltrane and Mobley seems like a strange pairing from the perspective of the history books – but at the time, the pair were two of the brightest new stars on the tenor, each with a sound and style that would make them huge, so it was no surprise that they were brought together for a blowing session like this on Prestige. The set's got a nice open ended feel – with 4 long tracks that give the players plenty of solo room, and a group that includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Elmo Hope on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "On It", "Weeja", "Avalon", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing with RVG etch. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Joey HeathertonJoey Heatherton Album (limited edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/Hip-O Select, 1965/1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Was there a sexier 70s celebrity than Joey Heatherton? It's hard to think so – and the cover of this one is more than enough proof that she was America's greatest answer to Brigitte Bardot! And while we certainly remember her from countless variety show appearances at the time, it's actually a bit hard to remember her as a singer (something that's due, no doubt, to the fact that we were so busy looking – not listening!) This great Hip-O set nicely corrects that fact – by bringing together Joey's full 10 track MGM album from 1972, plus some even more obscure singles recorded for Coral and Decca in the mid 60s! The Joey Heatherton Album was done in a sexy sort of 70s pop mode – slight country touches on a few tunes, but mostly glistening adult-styled backings from the team of Tony Scotti and Tommy Oliver. Tunes on that one include "God Only Knows", "It's Not Easy", "Right Or Wrong", "I'm Sorry", "Gone", "Say Hello", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". But almost even better are the rare early singles – 11 more numbers recorded in the mid 60s, and done in a trumpeting girl pop style that actually has plenty of traces of the Brit female sound of the time. Joey's really really great on these numbers – perky, poppy, and still ultra-sexy! Titles include "That's How It Goes", "Live & Learn", "Tomorrow Is Another Day", "My Blood Runs Cold", "Growing Up Is Learning To Say Goodbye", and "But He's Not Mine". CD
(Limited to 5000 copies.)

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✨✧ Elmo HopeAll Star Sessions (Informal Jazz/Homecoming) ... CD
Prestige/Riverside/Milestone, 1956/1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 of the few sessions that pianist Elmo Hope cut as a leader in groups with horn players – back to back on one CD, with great notes! First up is Informal Jazz – a 1956 blowing session with Hope on the keys, and a great group that includes Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, and Hank Mobley – plus Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The 4 tracks from that session are all nice and long, with plenty of solo space – and titles include "Weeja", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "On It", and "Avalon". Next is material from the album Homecoming – a great little album that Hope made upon his return to the east coast in the early 60s, not too long before he passed away. Half the tunes are cut with a sextet that features Blue Mitchell, Frank Foster, and Jimmy Heath – and the other are cut with a trio that features Hope, Percy Heath, and Philly Joe Jones, who provide the rhythm for the sextet tunes. The mix of settings is about half and half – and titles include "Moe Jr", "La Berthe", "Eyes So Beautiful", and "One Mo Blues". It's great to hear Hope back with horns, after cutting so many trio sides during this point in his life – and his unique style on the keys is still matched nicely with the larger group of players. CD
(On Demand CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Puccini/Donizetti/Strauss/Leoncavallo/Rossini/Bizet/Beelini/VerdiPavarotti's Greatest Hits Vol 2 ... LP
London, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes performances from "Turandot", "Tosca", "La Boheme", "Der Rosenkavalier", "Carmen", "Il Trovatore", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bola SeteO Extraordinario Bola Sete (45 rpm 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/DOL (Russia), 1962. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare Brazilian gem from guitarist Bola Sete – recorded before his more famous work for Fantasy Records, in a slightly different groove! Bola's playing a hollow-body electric here, and with a style that's more jazz than bossa – very well played, with a nice sense of tone and color – and backings that have a slightly blue sort of quality and modern overtones. There's still a bit of samba rhythms at times, and the record is a real standout from the early Odeon years – with titles that include "Eu Vou De Samba Rock", "Menino Desce Dai", "Un Recuerdo", "Noite Chuvosa", "Brigitte Bardot", and "Piel Canela". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAfter The Playboy Mansion – A Selection Mixed By Dimitri From Paris ... CD
Astralwerks, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2CDs, and a heck of a lot of great tunes selected and mixed by Dimitri From Paris! The album has Dimitri following up the first Playboy Mansion compilation with a sublime blend of older club classics and some newer underground numbers – all infused with the soulful house spirit of the crackling Parisian scene! Disc 1 is a "laidback selection" – featuring numbers from the 70s, 80s, and more recent years – titles that include "Seasons Of Love (Blaze club mix)" by Blaze, "Feel Up (Danny Tenaglia rmx)" by Grace Jones, "Lust" by Rinder & Lewis, "Can't Give You Up" by Deep Sensation, "Makeda (DJ Spinna & Ticklah mix)" by Les Nubians, "Get It Up For Love (Dim's re-edit)" by Tata Vega, "Ibo Lele (Ginen tet red mix)" by Jephte Guillaume, "Twilight" by Maze, and "So Good So Right (Dim's re-edit)" by Imagination. Disc 2 is more uptempo and modern – with titles that include "Don't Leave Me This Way (Dim's re-edit)" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Bienvenida" by AlexKid, "Changin (Blaze Shelter mix)" by Linda Clifford, "So Good To Know" by Best Friends Around, "All Good (Can 7 Supermarket mix)" by De La Soul with Chaka Khan, "Candidate For Love" by TS Monk, "Fran Mig Till Dig (Marcus Enochson rmx)" by Emma Nilsdotter, "The Body Theme" by Evidence, and "Jazz Room" by Paul Murphy & Marc Woolford Project. 25 tracks in all – and Hugh Hefner never had it so good! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBlunted In The Bomb Shelter – The Madlib Compilation ... CD
Sanctuary/Antidote (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet! We weren't certain at first whether to call this a hip hop or a reggae CD, since it's 44 mighty tracks of burning reggae classics, mixed continuously front to back like a hip hop mixtape, by West Coast beatmaker extraordinaire Madlib – it's as if there's nothing he can't handle! Everything from Dee Jays to funky reggae covers of soul numbers like "Shaft" to sweet vocal numbers, mad Tubby dub rubs and Scratch Perry's skanking party R&B get tossed in the mix for a solid island jammy. Top notch shots like Dillinger's "Flat Foot Hustlin", Prince Far I's "Destruction Sound Battle", Prince Jammy's "Throne Of Blood", Don Drummond's "Man In The Street", Linval Thompson's "I Love Marijuana", The Aggrovator's "Stop The Dubbing", Horsemouth Wallace's "Herb Vendor", The Chosen Few's "Shaft", Dennis Alcapone's "Dj's Choice", Brent Dowe's "Reggae Makossa", Lee Perry & I Roy's "Space Flight" and The Upsetters "Popcorn", plus many, many more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFrench New Wave (Et Dieu Crea La Femme/Un Temoin Dans La Ville/Jazz Sur Seine/Eva/Jules Et Jim/Tires Sur Le Pianiste/Le Meprise/A Bout De Souffle) (5CD set) ... CD
DOL (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
5CDs' worth of great music from the Nouvelle Vague – the French New Wave of Cinema that emerged at the end of the 50s – and which often featured a fair bit of jazz in the mix for its soundtracks! CD1 features the Paul Misraki score for Et Dieu Crea La Femme – And God Created Woman – an early Brigitte Bardot film directed by Roger Vadim, full of jazzy numbers by Misraki, presented here without the Bardot narration on other versions of the soundtrack. The CD features 23 tracks in all – with bonus material too! CD2 features great work from tenorist Barney Wilen – his full soundtrack to the film Un Temoin Dans La Ville, plus his own jazz album Jazz Sur Seine! CD3 features the Michel Legrand music for Eva – a perfect blend of Legrand's earlier straighter jazz work, with some of his later talent for groovy orchestrations. The overall feel is quite dark – with the kind of jazz-based soundscapes that were showing up in some other French soundtracks at the time, and sweet little noirish feel. CD4 features three scores by Georges Delerue – all for films directed by Francois Truffaut – Jules Et Jim, Tires Sur Le Pianiste, and Le Mepris – all sounding great together. CD5 features Martial Solal's score for A Bout De Souffle – a film best known as Breathless around the world, and an early movie by Jean Luc Godard that perhaps gave Martial Solal his biggest early global exposure! Solal's sharp, modern tones on the piano are very firmly in place here – but there's also lots of more dynamic jazz instrumentation too – of the sort that rivals other French new wave soundtracks by artists like Miles Davis, Barney Wilen, or Art Blakey. Yet Solal, like Godard, is perhaps a bit more sophisticated in his musical approach – and often breaks out into these little paintings in jazz, a bit like some of Elmer Bernstein on our favorite jazzy late 50s soundtracks. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpecial Brew – Finders Keepers ... CD
Fat City (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic blend of weird break tracks – in a mode that reminds us of some of those dodgy comps like Dimensions In Sound or Dusty Fingers from a few years ago, but which is put together here in a great all-legit package by the folks at Manchester's Fat City! The track selection is amazing – with a blend of rock, soundtrack, easy, and other styles all united by one factor: all cuts have great funky moments, worth of sampling by any hip hopper, but also just plain great for listening! Titles include "Joyful Grass & Grape" by Dorothy Ashby, "Getting High" by Eddie Warner, "Dance Of The Vampires" by The Vampires of Dartmoor, "April Fool" by Isis, "Yesterday's Folks" by US 69, "English Sparrow" by Paul Parrish, "Karkadon" by The Devil's Anvil, "Freak" by Nino Ferrer, "Hippies" by Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot, & Sasha Distel, and "Fall Out" by The Advancement. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaJazz In Silhouette ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sun Ra's really moving forward with this classic set – refining the sound of his Chicago-based Arkestra, and reaching for new territory that moves him way past familiar jazz modes! The cover bills the group as playing "music from tomorrow's world" – and you can definitely hear that on some titles here, including one number that features Ra on some really haunting celeste, and another that features Marshall Allen making weird noises with his mouthpiece! The group is all greats from the old days – John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on flute, Pat Patrick on baritone and flute, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, Charles Davis on baritone, and Ronnie Boykins on bass – and titles include "Hours After", "Saturn", "Ancient Ethiopia", and "Blues At Midnight". CD

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✨✧ VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most discussions of the rhythms from the 60s onward, but never explained as fully as might be needed! Given the already-great grooves going down on the continent for generations, it's surprising that African musicians might pick up styles from Cuba and the Caribbean – yet due to the vagaries of global cultural circulation, that's exactly what happened – and the music has never been the same ever since. This really well-done package offers up a range of tracks from the 50s through the 70s – showing some of the earliest African extrapolations of Latin styles – clearly enforcing the "Afro" in Afro-Cuban rhythms – then moving onto some later grooves that offer up some funkier styles too. The work's a bridge between the ethnographic sets on Honest Jons, and some of the tighter grooves you might find on a Soul Jazz collection – a wonderful blend of music, packaged beautifully too. Titles include "A Moins Que Namikosa" by Orchestra OK Jazz, "Rampa Rampa" by Orchestre Yaya Mas, "Quiero Wapacha" by Charles Lembe, "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" by Orchestre OK Jazz, "Vamos A Bailar" by Rio Band, "Guantanamo" by Laba Sosseh, "On Verra Ca" by Orchestre Baobab, "Mi Guajeo" by Orchestre N'Guewel, "N'Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" by Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, "Africa Boogaloo" by Le Grande Kalle with Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango, and "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousEcoutez Le Cinema – 20 Ans Vol 1 – Chanson De Films ... LP
Universal (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really cool collection – one that brings together key songs from a variety of different films from France – some of them the originals from the movies, some of them other very cool interpretations! These aren't instrumentals, as almost all of them have vocals – and the package focuses very strongly on material from the late 60s and early 70s – one of our favorite periods ever for film soundtracks! Titles include "La Chanson D'Helene" by Romy Schnieder & Michel Piccoli, "Mic Et Mac" by Anna Karina, "Hard Times" by Mickey Baker & Eileen, "Et Si On Invitait James Dean" by Fred Pallem & Juliette Paquereau, "Barbarella" by Jackie Lee, "Where Did Our Summers Go" by Nicole Croisille, "Mon Enfance Est Un Rubis" by The Swingle Singers, "Ca N'Arrive Qu'Aux Autres" by Michel Polnareff, "Sur Le Boulevard Du Rhum" by Brigitte Bardot, and "Sex Shop" by Serge Gainsbourg. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansConsecration 1 – The Last ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a week before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and instead, Evans is a master of imagination, phrasing, and timing – working with his superb late trio that features Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums – and further opening up tunes we've already heard him open up before – leaving us breathless all over again, at that level that makes Bill Evans live material maybe even more important to understanding his genius than his studio material! Tracks include "Emily", "Two Lonely People", "Knit For Mary F", "Polka Dots & Monbeams", "You & The Night & The Music", and "Re Person I Knew". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansLive In Tokyo (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great live date from Bill Evans – one of his essential sides of the 70s, even if you've already got a bunch of other Evans live material! We know what you're thinking: "Do I have this one? Seems to be a lot of tunes here that I've got on other Evans recordings." But take it from us, this set's a real winner – beautifully recorded despite a larger venue performance in Tokyo – and captured with all the grace, poise, and gentle-flowing genius of Evans in his best better-known live dates – a real antidote to some of the other 70s live albums that might have been better left unissued. Everyone's at the top of their game here – Eddie Gomez on bass with those round warm tones, Marty Morrell on drums with his simple spare rhythms, and Evans himself with a sound that's bold then quiet then bold then soft – beautiful throughout, and really setting fire. Titles include "My Romance", "Yesterday I Heard The Rain", "Mornin Glory", "Up With The Lark", "When Autumn Comes", "TTTT", "Gloria's Step", and "Hullo Bolinas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – heavy cover, separate sleeve for album, and obi!)

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✨✧ Tommy Flanagan/Red Mitchell/Elvin JonesSuper Session ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A well-titled super session from pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Red Mitchell, and drummer Elvin Jones – and one with a bit more sense of surprise than similar all-star trio outings from the 80s! There's a looseness here that's a good antidote to some of the more tightly-produced Japanese trio sessions – by the Great Jazz Trio, Super Jazz Trio, and other groupings of American players – and Flanagan's touch on the keys is especially nice here, almost a bit more "human" than on other records – with an odd sense of tone and phrasing that keeps our interest throughout. Titles include "Too Late Now", "Minor Perhaps", "Rachel's Rondo", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Django". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)
 
 
 



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