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Dr JohnIn The Right Place ... LP
Atco/Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the coolest, funkiest records we've ever heard from Dr John – thanks to lots of guest help from The Meters! The vibe here is a bit tighter than some of Mac's previous records – not as trippy as his first few for Atco – but the sound is still nice and sharp, and Allen Toussaint provides production and arrangements with a style that would be right at home on some of his work for the indie Sansu label. The title cut – "Right Place Wrong Time" – was a huge hit, but has a great funky break – and the album also features loads of other nice numbers too – including "Life", "Traveling Mood", "Same Old Same Old", "Just The Same", and "Shoo Fly Marches On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing with PR etch. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dr JohnMojo Of Dr John ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
A great little collection that definitely gets at the mojo of Dr John – the legendary New Orleans soul singer who really sprang forth in the mainstream at the end of the 60s! Much of this set captures the doctor before that time – early tracks from both New Orleans and LA, all of which echo the vibe of his later productions, but with a style that's maybe more stripped-down and a bit less psychedelic – although there's still a few great trippy touches along the way! CD1 features material recorded both as Dr John, and under his real name of Mac Rebenack – and CD2 features more early rarities, plus some live material too. 31 tracks in all – with titles that include "Feedbag", "Sahara", "Good Times", "The Ear Is On Strike", "Go Ahead On", "Doghouse Blues", "Got Lonesome-itis", "You Said It", "Make Your Own", "Somebody Tryin To Hoodoo Me", "I Pulled The Cover Off You Two Lovers", "Don't Want No Monkey In My Business", and "Bring Your Own Along". CD

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Dr JohnRemedies/Desitively Bonnaroo ... CD
Atlantic/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Two funky classics from Dr John – back to back in a single set! First up is Remedies, one of the records that made Dr John a legend back in the day – a set that steps off from New Orleans roots into a world of weird funk, tripped-out sounds, and lots and lots of super-heavy grooves! The album's got a nicely exploratory vibe – as the first side features shorter funky cuts, but the second half really stretches out, and features a side-long track that has the Doctor at his most freewheeling – mixing deep currents from soul and blues with all the great ear for studio techniques he'd developed over the years – fused into a sound that's almost a fantasy of a soulful subculture in the swamps. Titles include "Loop Garoo", "Wash Mama Wash", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Mardi Gras Day", and "Chippy Chippy" – plus the side-long "Angola Anthem". Desitively Bonnaroo is filled with tight funky work from Dr John – a second collaboration with producer Allen Toussaint, and a set that follows strongly on their Right Place record of the year before! The groove's not as messed-up as on the first few Atlantic records by the Doctor – but in it's place is a sweet electric funk mode, kind of an update on 60s New Orleans grooves – handled here by The Meters and a host of other key players from the Crescent City scene! Toussaint's production and arrangements are tight, but never slick at all – still much earthier than the later work, especially that on Warner Brothers, that was handled by the producer. And the tunes have a good focus that keeps Dr John on track lyrically – even though we'll admit that our main love of this record comes from the keyboards, bass, and funky drums! Titles include "Stealin", "What Comes Around (Goes Around)", "Mos' Scocious", "Rite Away", "R U 4 Real", "Let's Make A Better World", "Sing Along Song", "Go Tell The People", "Quitters Never Win", and "Can't Git Enuff". CD

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✨✧ Dr JohnBabylon (splatter colored vinyl) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Atco/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from Dr John – one of his key late 60s albums that set the world on fire at the time – and which still stand as some of the doctor's greatest achievements! The approach here is a fantastic abstraction of older New Orleans roots – not nearly as rigid as in some of John's later music, and really used here just as a leaping-off point for these cool tripped-out explorations – often with a style that's got a very heady quality. The arrangements are wonderful – and bring in some off-kilter jazziness to inflect John's rootsy style with a sound that shows that he was opening his ears to all that was around him at the time – all the best elements he was picking up in Nola and Cali, fused into something really unique! Titles include "Black Widow Spider", "Barefoot Lady", "Twilight Zone', and "The Lonesome Guitar Strangler". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dr JohnDr John Featuring The Night Trippers (aka Zu Zu Man) ... LP
Springboard, Late 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Obscure work from Dr John – probably recorded in the years before he was working on Atco, as the music is a mix of straighter 60s soul with some of John's later psychedelic New Orleans grooves. John's voice is a bit more restrained on some of the soul cuts – coming across almost a bit like Mose Allison in a ballad harmony style. A few tracks are done in different versions – like "Trader John", "Zu Zu Man", and "Xmas In New Orleans" – and other titles include "Did She Mention My Name", "Della", and "The Grass Looks Greener". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dr JohnMojo Of Dr John ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little collection that definitely gets at the mojo of Dr John – the legendary New Orleans soul singer who really sprang forth in the mainstream at the end of the 60s! Much of this set captures the doctor before that time – early tracks from both New Orleans and LA, all of which echo the vibe of his later productions, but with a style that's maybe more stripped-down and a bit less psychedelic – although there's still a few great trippy touches along the way! CD1 features material recorded both as Dr John, and under his real name of Mac Rebenack – and CD2 features more early rarities, plus some live material too. 31 tracks in all – with titles that include "Feedbag", "Sahara", "Good Times", "The Ear Is On Strike", "Go Ahead On", "Doghouse Blues", "Got Lonesome-itis", "You Said It", "Make Your Own", "Somebody Tryin To Hoodoo Me", "I Pulled The Cover Off You Two Lovers", "Don't Want No Monkey In My Business", and "Bring Your Own Along". CD
Also available Mojo Of Dr John ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Dr JohnGris Gris (mono version – on colored vinyl) ... LP
Atco/Jackpot, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The great Dr John at his freaky deaky best – working here in a mindblowing mix of New Orleans roots and late 60s psych – all served up in some heady studio space and instrumental touches! The sound's unlike anything that ever went before – and is way better here than on some of John's later, straighter material – clearly the work of years of creative genius, as the Doctor, Mac Rebennack, draws on both his heritage from the Crescent City, and his years of work in the underground rock scene in LA! Harold Batiste handled the arrangements – and the record really paves the way for so many famous LA/New Orleans albums to come in the 70s – but never with results this mindblowingly trippy. The tracks are wild, funky, and messed-up New Orleans R&B filtered through a heavy dose of psychedelics – and titles include "Mama Roux", "Croker Courtbullion", "Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya", and the original version of "I Walk On Guilded Splinters". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered from the original 1968 mono mix, and pressed at RTI on colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Dr JohnIn The Right Place (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atco/Atlantic, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, funkiest records we've ever heard from Dr John – thanks to lots of guest help from The Meters! The vibe here is a bit tighter than some of Mac's previous records – not as trippy as his first few for Atco – but the sound is still nice and sharp, and Allen Toussaint provides production and arrangements with a style that would be right at home on some of his work for the indie Sansu label. The title cut – "Right Place Wrong Time" – was a huge hit, but has a great funky break – and the album also features loads of other nice numbers too – including "Life", "Traveling Mood", "Same Old Same Old", "Just The Same", and "Shoo Fly Marches On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice reissue – with the original fold-out cover style too!)
Also available In The Right Place ... LP 29.99
 
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John ScofieldShinola ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A wonderful setting for the guitar of John Scofield – one that really brings out all the rich chromes of his early work on the instrument! The group's a trio – with Adam Nussbaum on drums and Steve Swallow on bass – and in a way, there's a vibe here that reminds us of some of the interaction between Swallow and guitarist Larry Coryell on the 60s RCA albums by Gary Burton – this fresh sense of color and interplay, as Scofield uses his instrument at a level that's tuneful, but also in a painterly way. Titles include "Yawn", "Dr Jackle", "Why'd You Do It", "Shinola", and "Jean The Bean". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Monty NormanDr No – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first James Bond soundtrack – pre-John Barry, but already showing Bond music as a genre unto itself! Monty Norman handles the music – and brings together some cool Caribbean sounds with familiar jazz riffs – a blend that showcases the Jamaican setting of the main narrative, but also paves the way for lots of spy jazz to come! Titles include "James Bond Theme", "Under The Mango Tree", "Jamaica Jazz", "Dr No's Fantasy", "The Boy Chase", "Love At Last", and "The Island Speaks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ John D LoudermilkBlue Train ... CD
RCA/Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great early work from John D Loudermilk – an artist who's maybe best remembered as the songwriter behind a big string of 60s hits for others, but who's also a heck of a great singer on his own! Loudermilk has this quality that's somewhat knowing, and maybe a bit sharper than the rest – kind of a precursor to the wit and sideways watching that would come from a later generation of country singers – served up here on tunes that seem to borrow equal parts of that genre, folk, and rock. The tunes are a great first chapter to the even wilder work that John would record later in the 60s – and the package features 26 gems that include "The Little Wind Up Doll", "You just Reap What You Sow", "Road Hog", "All Of This For Sally", "Google Eye", "Angela Jones", "Rhythm & Blues", "Mister Jones", "Bad News", "The Wife", and "Callin Dr Casey". CD

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✨✧ BandLast Waltz ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- 3LP ... $19.99
One of the most iconic rock and roll shows of all time – the late 70s farewell to The Band – and quite famously, much more final concert by an esteemed band, it's actually a rock, pop, folk, blues and soul summit that features The Band as the house band. This landmark document of the event has always been one of rock's more opulent releases – with appearances by Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Dr. John, The Staples and more. Includes "The From The Last Waltz", "Up On Cripple Creek", "The Shape I'm In", "Down In South New Orleans" with Bobby Charles, "Forever Young" with Bob Dylan, "I Shall Be Released (Finale)", "Rag Mama Rag", "Further Up The Road" with Eric Clapton, "Dry Your Eyes" with Eric Clapton, "Evangeline" with Emmylou Harris, "The Weight" with The Staples and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beige label pressing, including booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jesse Ed DavisUlulu ... LP
Atco, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
Early solo work by Jesse Ed Davis – a real music industry insider whose guitar work graced countless albums by superstars during the late 60s and early 70s. The album's got Jesse working with a number of his famous friends – including Leon Russell and Mac (Dr John) Rebennack – both of whose work the album owes a lot to. Jesse's got a down-home approach to his work – and sings a set of original tunes, plus versions of tracks by Merle Haggard, Leon Russell, Levon Helm, and Taj Mahal – which should give you a good idea of his frame of reference. Titles include "White Line Fever", "My Captain", "Sue Me Sue You Blues", "Ululu", "Alcatraz", and "Strawberry Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with some surface wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMilestones ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of our 50s favorites by Miles Davis – and a record that offers the same twin-sax sound as his classic Kind Of Blue – with both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley working alongside Miles in the group! Rhythm here is by the Prestige-era trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but it's the two saxophonists who really help Davis shape the feel of the record, pushing things past the initial Coltrane/Davis groove with a really wonderful sense of space and sound! Titles include the classic "Milestones", plus "Two Bass Hit", "Dr Jeckyll", and "Sid's Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a split top seam held with tape and some wear.)

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Miles DavisMilestones (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1958. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
One of our 50s favorites by Miles Davis – and a record that offers the same twin-sax sound as his classic Kind Of Blue – with both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley working alongside Miles in the group! Rhythm here is by the Prestige-era trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but it's the two saxophonists who really help Davis shape the feel of the record, pushing things past the initial Coltrane/Davis groove with a really wonderful sense of space and sound! Titles include the classic "Milestones", plus "Two Bass Hit", "Dr Jeckyll", and "Sid's Ahead". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Milestones", "Straight No Chaser", and "Two Bass Hit". CD

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✨✧ Eminent StarsBumpin On (with bonus download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
The Eminent Stars maybe bring a bit more roots into their music here – by really leaning on the lead vocals of Bruce James – a raspy-voiced singer with a style that has plenty of roots in New Orleans styles from years back! The group still have plenty of their strong horn lines in place, and the album also has some instrumental moments too – but James gives the record a strong focus, in a legacy that might run up from Dr John through Joe Cocker – but with more funky combo instrumentation overall. Titles include "On The 5", "Mrs Phillips", "Just One Taste", "Big Easy Dreams", and "Sweet & Salty" – plus the nine minute live track "The Club/Tune In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 505! Includes download.)

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✨✧ Al JarreauMy Old Friend – Celebrating George Duke ... CD
Concord, 2014. Used ... $7.99
Al Jarreau pays tribute to the great George Duke – on a set that's got the same sort of collaborative vibe as some of Duke's classics from the 70s and 80s! Al's lead vocals are superb – and they're given some great jazzy touches with production by Stanley Clarke, Boney James, Marcus Miller, and John Burk – a warm gentle glide that not only has that old Jarreau magic hitting perfectly, just like the old days – but which also allows plenty of space for guest work from Gerald Albright, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dr John, and Boney James! Duke himself also makes an appearance on one track – and most tracks are classics by George himself, but given a really fresh update here. Titles include "Someday", "My Old Friend", "Bring Me You", "You Touch My bRain", "Sombossa", "Sweet Baby", "Every Reason To Smile/Wings Of Love", and "Brazilian Love Afair/Up From The Sea It Arose & Ate Rio In One Swift Bite". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Martin Luther KingGreat March On Washington ... LP
Motown, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Although Malcolm X, John Kennedy, and other 60s heroes were always unfortunately being bootlegged, and served up in weak packages, Dr. King was fortunate enough to get representation from Motown, who did a great job putting together his albums of speeches with clarity and quality. This one from 1963 features moments from the March On Washington, with speeches by King, Whitney Young, and Roy Wilkins. Also features Liz Lands singing "We Shall Overcome". LP, Vinyl record album
(Motown reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Oxford AmericanOxford American No 107 – Annual Southern Music Issue (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
University Of Central Arkansas, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
A fascinating look at the music of South Carolina – served up here in the tremendous annual style of the Oxford American! As with other editions of this fantastic series (21 years in the running!), the scope of subjects included is as wide as the manner of presentation – a mixture of essays, articles, interviews, artwork, and fiction – on artists who either started in South Carolina, or helped transform the sound of the state – a lineup that includes Dizzy Gillespie, Eartha Kitt, Esquerita, Toro Y Moi, The Marshall Tucker Band, Dr Ronald McNair, Reverend Gary Davis, Linda Martell, Ranky Tanky, and others. Contributors include Melvin Gibbs, Ciona Rouse, Dave Tompkins, David Ramsey, Zandria F Robinson, Jon Kirby, Nikky Finney, Lauren Du Grav, Marshall Chapman, Eric Crawford, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and others – and as always, the issue comes with a great CD – 24 tracks by artists who include Alice Wine, Ranky Tanky, Moon Pie, Charlie McAlister, Ann Sexton, The Poplin Family, Genius Productions, Carleen & The Groovers, Marshall Chapman, Linda Martell, Uncle Walt's Band, Reverend Gary Davis, and others. Magazine

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Scone Cash PlayersAs The Screw Turns ... LP
Flamingo Time/Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
The Scone Cash Players have a name that's a but unusual, but a sound that's right on the money – thanks to some massive Hammond work from leader Adam Scone, and lots of tight saxophone lines from Ian Hendrickson-Smith – who you'll remember from his work in the Dap-Kings! The groove here is nice and gritty – a bit messier and muddier than Daptone, but definitely in a stretch of the funky universe – and although the group jam instrumentally on a number of tracks, they also get a bit of vocal help along the way – from Naomi Shelton, Jason Joshua, and John Dokes. Titles include "As The Screw Turns", "Bokum Hi", "Dr Red Teeth", "Canned Champagne", "Smoke & Nails", "The Crown Divide", and "Brass Tacks". LP, Vinyl record album

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Straight No ChaserIssue #100 – Fall 2019 ... Magazine
SNC (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
The 100th issue of Straight No Chaser – a fantastic book-size version of the magazine that was one of the most important inspirations for Dusty Groove back at the start! There's few folks that cover the kind of music we love as well as Straight No Chaser – and this time around, they really knock it out of the park – with long articles on Kahil El Zabar, Rosie Turton, Tomorrow's Warriors, Thomas Sayers Ellis, IG Culture & Steam Down, Shirley Tettah, and Brownswood Recordings – plus lot of shorter features and some great art prints too! The expanded issue also features some key interviews from the SNC archives – with Abbey Lincoln, Pharoah Sanders, Dr John, Yusef Lateef, Gary Bartz, Terry Callier, Fontella Bass, and McCoy Tyner. The issue is a hefty 140 pages, beautifully laid out and squarebound – beautiful! Magazine

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VariousAce Story Vol 3 ... LP
Ace (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The third entry in the Ace Records Story – raucous and rumbling New Orleans R&B, proto rock and all around rambunctious groovers from legendary singers and groups – the original 70s LP compilation expanded greatly by the reverent revelers at Ace UK! It features late 50s and early 60s firestarters by Sonny Boy Williamson, The Blue Dots, Huey Piano Smith, Joe Tex, The Supremes, Mac Rebennack (aka Dr John), and many more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A classic set from this legendary Detroit festival – a mighty assemblage of roots and jazz performers that was put together by John Sinclair! The event was legendary at the time – and has lived on strongly via this great recording by Atlantic – one that really gets at the special fire of all the performers, and their very enthusiastic welcome by the audience too! Most of the material here is blues – but the set features a key track from Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra – a performance of "Live Is Splendid" from the Space Is The Place Suite. Other tracks include "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Dr John, "Road Runner" by Jr Walker, "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor, "Gambler's Blues" by Otis Rush, "Ain't That Loving You" by Bobby Blue Bland, "Honey Bee" by Muddy Waters, "Form Kinetic" by CJQ, "Dust My Broom" by Johnny Shines, and "Goin Down" by Freddie King. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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VariousBuntus Rince – Explorations In Irish Jazz, Fusion, & Folk 1969 to 1981 ... CD
Allchival (Ireland), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About October 22, 2019 (delayed)
A really fantastic little collection – one that opens the door to a whole new understanding of Irish music – and one that will certainly get you past more familiar expectations of The Chieftains and The Pogues! This set is very heavy on jazzy elements – and while we've never known of much jazz coming from Ireland in the postwar years, the set opens up fantastic strands from a few different scenes – including some great contributions from Irish rockers exploring a jazzier side of their music – or folk artists hitting the funkier side of the spectrum with some electric touches! If you know the deeper strands of early 70s rock from the British Isles, you'll recognize a few names – but the set's genius is the way it combines those with other more obscure artists, in a way that has us seeing the Emerald Isle in a whole new light. Titles include "Floatin" by John Wadham, "Spon Song" by Noel Kelehan Quintet, "Nutmeg Bitter Sweet" by Granny's Intentions, "Lonely Man" by Mellow Candle, "Araby" by Louis Stewart, "Caravan" by Joe O'Donnell, "Red Sail" by Sonny Condell, "When You're By Yourself" by Supply Demand & Curve, "Mister Sleep" by Rosemary Taylor, "Misery" by Jonathan Kelly's Outside, "Silent Partners" by Zebra, "Holy Smoke" by Stacc, "Mary Malone Of Moscow" by Dr Strangely Strange, "Weekend" by Apartment, and "African Wah Wah" by The Plattermen. CD
Also available Buntus Rince – Explorations In Irish Jazz, Fusion, & Folk 1969 to 1981 ... LP 24.99

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VariousBuntus Rince – Explorations In Irish Jazz, Fusion, & Folk 1969 to 1981 ... LP
Allchival (Ireland), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
A really fantastic little collection – one that opens the door to a whole new understanding of Irish music – and one that will certainly get you past more familiar expectations of The Chieftains and The Pogues! This set is very heavy on jazzy elements – and while we've never known of much jazz coming from Ireland in the postwar years, the set opens up fantastic strands from a few different scenes – including some great contributions from Irish rockers exploring a jazzier side of their music – or folk artists hitting the funkier side of the spectrum with some electric touches! If you know the deeper strands of early 70s rock from the British Isles, you'll recognize a few names – but the set's genius is the way it combines those with other more obscure artists, in a way that has us seeing the Emerald Isle in a whole new light. Titles include "Floatin" by John Wadham, "Spon Song" by Noel Kelehan Quintet, "Nutmeg Bitter Sweet" by Granny's Intentions, "Lonely Man" by Mellow Candle, "Araby" by Louis Stewart, "Caravan" by Joe O'Donnell, "Red Sail" by Sonny Condell, "When You're By Yourself" by Supply Demand & Curve, "Mister Sleep" by Rosemary Taylor, "Misery" by Jonathan Kelly's Outside, "Silent Partners" by Zebra, "Holy Smoke" by Stacc, "Mary Malone Of Moscow" by Dr Strangely Strange, "Weekend" by Apartment, and "African Wah Wah" by The Plattermen. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGoin' Home – A Tribute To Fats Domino ... CD
Tipitinas, 2007. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from John Lennon, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Elton John, Taj Mahal & the New Orleans Social Club, Paul McCartney with Allen Toussaint, Dr John, Art Neville, Randy Newman, Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones & more. CD

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VariousStax 68 – A Memphis Story (5CD set) ... CD
Stax/Craft, 1968. New Copy 5CD ... $62.99 69.99
1968 was the world of revolution around the world – and to our music-trained ears, one of the greatest revolutions occurred at the legendary Stax Records! Before that year, the label had been working with Atlantic Records – who totally screwed them, and took away all their catalog – leaving Stax to start completely from scratch, and reinvent themselves as an even more righteous company in the process! Make no mistake, Stax was already a pretty great company before – the leading light of the Memphis soul scene – but in 1968, the company went back to basics, and also embraced new waves of funk and blues, freed up to go into some very groovy territory. This 5CD set documents that amazing time – by bringing together all the singles released in 1968, both a-sides and b-sides – along with a big booklet of notes and photos that not only talk about the changes at the label, but also the city of Memphis in the tragic year of 1968 – which also saw the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King. The package is overflowing with as much history as it is soul music – and features over 120 songs by artists who include Booker T & The MGs, Linda Lynell, Judy Clay, Harvey Scales, Otis Redding, The Memphis Nomads, Shirley Walton, Bar-Kays, Ollie & The Nightingales, William Bell, The Goodees, Mable John, The Epsilons, The Soul Children, Mad Lads, Charmells, Lindell Hill, Jimmy Hughes, Delaney & Bonnie, Dino & Doc, Daaron Lee, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Derek Martin, Johnnie Taylor, and many more! CD

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VariousWalking On Sunshine – Streetwise/Partytime Singles Collection ... CD
Octave (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
A cool collection of cuts from some of the hippest labels on the New York scene in the early 80s – the Partytime and Streewise Records imprints, both home to a whole new wave of club cuts, street soul, and other new styles! Releases on both labels often had a strong degree of electro in the mix – used in funky ways on the club or hip hop tracks, and in sharper-edged modes on the soul cuts – which really set them apart from the mainstream, and paved the way for some of the more famous fusions of hip hop and R&B production to come in later years. This 2CD package serves up a sweet blend of classics and underground tracks – almost all of them in 12" single mixes, too – with titles that include "See The Light/Feel The Heat" by Airforce 1, "Ease Your Mind" by Touchdown, "Be My Girl" by Pee Wee, "Jet Set" by Dr John, "Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (dominant mix)" by Dominatrix, "All In fun" by Nyhtjar, "Use Me Lose Me" by Paul Simpson Connection, "Funky Soul Makossa" by Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome, "It's Yours (radio)" by T La Rock & Jazzy Jay, "Rock To Rock" by Citispeak, "Bop Till I Drop" by Larrice, "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" by Cuba Gooding, "Crash Goes Love (blaster mix)" by Loleatta Holloway, "Got The Hots (unreleased mix)" by Cuba Gooding, "Rise Up" by Mojanya, and "Girls Night Out" by Ladies Choice. CD
(Part of the "Ultimate 80s NYC Street Sounds" series!)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMilestones ... CD
Sony, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our 50s favorites by Miles Davis – and a record that offers the same twin-sax sound as his classic Kind Of Blue – with both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley working alongside Miles in the group! Rhythm here is by the Prestige-era trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but it's the two saxophonists who really help Davis shape the feel of the record, pushing things past the initial Coltrane/Davis groove with a really wonderful sense of space and sound! Titles include the classic "Milestones", plus "Two Bass Hit", "Dr Jeckyll", and "Sid's Ahead". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFortune Of Blues Vol 1 ... CD
Regency (Canada), Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw and rare Detroit blues from the late 40s, 50s & 60s. Music from John Lee Hooker, Dr Ross, Bobo Jenkins, Maceo Merriweather, Eddie Kirkland, Big Jack Reynolds, Grace Brim, Bobo Jenkins, Harry Willis, Big Blue Carson && joe Weaver. CD
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✨✧ VariousHal Willner Presents Weird Nightmare – Meditations On Mingus ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Bill Frisell, Vernon Reid, Geri Allen, Don Byron, Elvis Costello, Mark Ribot, Greg Cohen, Don Alias, Dr. John, and many others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMilestones (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our 50s favorites by Miles Davis – and a record that offers the same twin-sax sound as his classic Kind Of Blue – with both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley working alongside Miles in the group! Rhythm here is by the Prestige-era trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but it's the two saxophonists who really help Davis shape the feel of the record, pushing things past the initial Coltrane/Davis groove with a really wonderful sense of space and sound! Titles include the classic "Milestones", plus "Two Bass Hit", "Dr Jeckyll", and "Sid's Ahead". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Milestones", "Straight No Chaser", and "Two Bass Hit". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available Milestones (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ James BookerLost Paramount Tapes ... LP
Paramount/General General, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great little set from New Orleans legend James Booker – a previously unissued session from 1973 – recorded in LA with a great array of well-matched players! Booker's on piano, playing with a chunky, rough-edged groove – pretty funky at times, thanks especially to the great John Boudreaux on drums – best known for his classic lines on early work by Dr John! Other players on the date include Alvin Robinson on guitar, David Lastie on sax, and Jessie Hill on tambourine and vocals – and although the album never got the final studio polish it might have, were it released at the time, that aspect actually makes it great – and helps it retain all of its most rough-edged moments. Titles include "Hole In The Wall", "Tico Tico", "Feel So Bad", "Junco Partner", "Lah Tee Tah", "African Gumbo", "So Swell When You're Well", and "Goodnight Irene". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MojoIssue 310 – September 2019 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Mojo, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Plenty going on this time around – the 60th anniversary of Island Records, with Tom Waits as the frontman – plus more articles on Richard Thompson, Nick Cave, Pixies, Sleater-Kinney, Wilco, and Rhiannon Giddens. The issue also looks at the real story of Woodstock, bids farewell to Dr John, and offers up a huge amount of reviews – and also comes with a bonus CD of Island Records music by Nick Drake, John Martyn, Free, The Slits, Ultravox, John Cale, and others. Magazine

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✨✧ Record CollectorIssue 495 – August 2019 ... Magazine
Record Collector, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Record Collector looks at CBGB – the legendary club that was the ground zero of New York punk – with bits on The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Television, Suicide, and Richard Hell! There's also a fan photo special on The Beatles, an interview with Roger Daltrey, and a look back at Dr John – plus 40 blacksplotiation collectables, and lots lots more! Magazine

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✨✧ UncutIssue 268 – September 2019 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Uncut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Who gets the cover story – including new interviews with Daltrey & Townshend for both a look at what they're up to now, and a pretty deep dive at the band's incredible history – plus a ranking of Blue Note's most essential albums (as chosen by Kamasi Washington, Sonny Rollins, Robert Wyatt and others), and pieces on Dr John, Nick Cave, Quentin Tarantino, Ty Segall, Buzzcocks, Ride, Brian Jones, Lucinda Williams and more. Also includes a free CD: Amazing Journey – 15 Tracks Of The Month's Best New Music – with Sleater Kinney, Ezra Furman, Ride, Joan Shelley, Violent Femmes, Rodney Crowell and lots more. Magazine

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✨✧ Vive Le RockIssue 65 ... Magazine
Vive Le Rock (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A look back at classic Anarcho Punk is the cover feature here – with Crass of course, plus Subhumans, Conflict, Flux Of Pink Indians, Zounds and lots more – plus features Dr John, PP Arnold, a 40th year celebration of the Cut LP by The Slits, Billy Childish, The Mekons, Thin Lizzy, Flipper and lots more. Magazine

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✨✧ VariousJazz Fest – The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (book & 5CD set) ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2019. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the first collection we've ever seen that really gets at the multi-faceted genius of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – that long-running event that's become one of the most important annual concert series on the planet, and which still stands as a continual revelation, even after 50 years! The book-style package has a large, hardcover volume – with many pages of writings on the event, photos shot over the years, and other great images too – as much a memento of years past, if you've visited – as it is a great way to experience the event even if you've never had the funds or the time to make it down to Nola in May! But to us, the real appeal is the music – 5CDs, and 50 long tracks all recorded at the event over the years – with music that runs the gamut from blues to jazz to soul, with a few surprises along the way – served up in a wealth of obscure tracks from Dr John, The Wild Magnolias, Dixie Cups, John Boutte, Irma Thomas, The Zion Harmonizers, Henry Butler, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kenny Neal, The Neville Brothers, Beausoleil, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Big Freedia, Deacon John, Walter Wolfman Washington, Funky Meters, Earl King, Allen Toussaint, Donald Harrison Jr, The Golden Eagles, Champion Jack Dupree, Snooks Eaglin, The White Eagles, Marcia Ball, Professor Longhair, Clarence Frogman Henry, and many many more! CD
(In a 136 page hardcover book!)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith Plays Red Hot Blues – Jazz Club ... CD
Verve/Jazzclub (Germany), 1960s/2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jimmy Smith from two different generations – tracks from his classic 60s years at Verve Records, mixed with work from Dot Com Blues – his year 2000 revival set for the label! Despite a few production difference, there's a really unified feel to the set – mostly because Jimmy's playing in the gutbuckety way promised by the title – blues-drenched Hammond lines, swung slow and soulfully over backing that usually includes a bit of hip guitar, played by Kenny Burrell on some of the older numbers. There's a few vocals at points – sung by BB King on one track, Dr John on another, and Taj Mahal on a third – and titles include "I Just Wanna Make Love To You", "Fever", "Strut", "Blues For 3 + 1", "Blues For J", "Tuition Blues", "Three O'Clock Blues", "The Sermon", "Hobo Flats", and "Blues In The Night". CD
 
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Dry JohnsonLong Live Them Blues ... CD
Connor Rav, 2018. Used ... $4.99
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Carey Bell/Magic Slim/Johnny WalkerLiving Chicago Blues Vol 2 ... LP
Alligator, 1978. Sealed ... $6.99
Features a few tracks each by Carey Bell's Blues Harp Band, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, and Johnny "Big Moose" Walker! Part of the early Alligator Records effort document the fading Chicago Blues underground. LP, Vinyl record album
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Jack DeJohnetteNew Directions ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A seminal statement from drummer Jack DeJohnette – a musician who'd already made a pretty big impact in the years before this set – but who really seemed to take off with his New Directions group on ECM! Every player in the lineup is a key sonic pioneer on their instrument – John Abercrombie on guitar, with his great sense of color and tone – Eddie Gomez on bass, with that soundshaping ability he developed with Bill Evans – trumpeter Lester Bowie, really finding a voice here away from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – and drummer DeJohnette, beautifully set free in territory far beyond standard rhythm! The mix of all four musicians is wonderful – and still quite fresh after all these years, despite how many folks might have tried to copy the approach – on titles that include "Dream Stalker", "Where Or Wayne", "Silver Hollow", "One Handed Woman", and "Bayou Fever". CD

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George DukeFaces In Reflection (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
Killer keyboards from the legendary George Duke – and one of his most righteous albums for the MPS label! The album's a spectacular set that showcases both sides of Duke's genius at the time – his spacey, soulful approach to a laidback tune – and his more jamming styles on the harder cuts! Instrumentation is somewhat spare – just keyboards and piano from George, who also sings a bit – plus Ndugu Chancler on drums and John Heard on bass – both playing with a freely creative energy that's definitely motivated by Duke. There's a beautiful mix of electricity and acoustic warmth on the set – never too forced, and clearly an inspiration for countless players in years to come – maybe even more so than Herbie Hancock's work of the time. Drums are great too – and snap tightly for plenty of nice breaks on the set – which are in turn augmented by mellower keys from Duke, who also sings with a sweetly electric soul style. Titles include "Capricorn", "The Opening", "Psychosomatic Dung", "North Beach", "Faces In Reflection", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Da Somba". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil EvansOut Of The Cool ... LP
Impulse (Czech Republic), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he handled for Miles, and the quality of the players in the group make the performance every bit as great. Gil's band includes trumpeter Johnny Coles, plus Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Budd Johnson on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar. Titles include "Stratusphunk", "Sunken Treasure", "La Nevada", and a great reading of Kurt Weil's "Bilbao Song". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Out Of The Cool (Impulse digipack pressing) ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Gil EvansOut Of The Cool (Impulse digipack pressing) ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... $3.99
A pivotal session for Gil Evans – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he handled for Miles, and the quality of the players in the group make the performance every bit as great. Gil's band includes trumpeter Johnny Coles, plus Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Budd Johnson on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar. Titles include "Stratusphunk", "Sunken Treasure", "La Nevada", and a great reading of Kurt Weil's "Bilbao Song". CD
(Out of print, digipack has some light edgewear.)
Also available Out Of The Cool ... LP 22.99

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Bobby ForresterBobby Forrester Organist ... LP
Dobre, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $49.99
One of the greatest albums of Hammond jazz ever recorded – and a darn funky one at that! Bobby Forrester may not look like a hipster on the cover, but this set grooves like some of the best early 70s work by Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, and Groove Holmes – hitting hard with some really funky tracks that have made the album a must-have with collectors for years. The sound here a lean, mean revision of the Prestige Hammond jazz groove of the 60s – Bobby grooving on organ with just drums by Johnny Kirkwood and guitar by Elijah Williams Jr – all coming together in a totally solid sound that has plenty of funky riffs, nice rdrums, and soaring organ lines! Given the lean, compact approach to the groove, we might compare Forrester most with Charles Earland at his best – although the album's got a voice and depth that's certainly all its own. Titles include the classic groover "Uncle Funky", a great cover of "Sanford & Son Theme", and the cuts "Blues For Razz", "Don't Misunderstand", and "Funky Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
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Stan GetzGetz At The Gate – The Stan Getz Quartet Live At The Village Gate 1961 ... CD
Verve, 1961. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
A fantastic lost slice of work from Stan Getz – one that features an early 60s group that was barely recorded at all, and which really shows Getz stretching out right before his bossa nova years! The quartet features a very young Steve Kuhn on piano, the great Roy Haynes on drums, and John Neves on bass – a lineup that has only been featured on Stan's album with trombonist Bob Brookmeyer from the same year – but which sounds very different here without a second horn player in the lead! The tracks are long, and very open – and Stan's hitting modes that are a lot more like the sounds he'd reach during his Sweet Rain years, with the group that included Chick Corea – making this record a key bridge backwards, showing what might have happened to early 60s Getz, had the bossa nova recordings not dominated that time. Stan's tone is fantastic – and the solos are very open and fluid, given plenty of inspiration by Kuhn's piano, which is still yet to find its later voice, but which definitely has the right sense of space. Haynes and Neves are wonderful too – especially the latter, who's got this tone that's well-placed, but never dominating – a great complement to Roy's always-creative sense of rhythm. The whole thing's a delight – as essential an addition to Stan's catalog as the discovery of the Nobody Else But Me album in the CD era. Titles include "Wildwood", "Impressions", "Airegin", "Blues", "Woody N You", "Where Do You Go", "Yesterday's Gardenias", "It's You Or No One", and "Stella By Starlight". CD
Also available Getz At The Gate – The Stan Getz Quartet Live At The Village Gate 1961 (3LP set) ... LP 34.99

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Stan GetzGetz At The Gate – The Stan Getz Quartet Live At The Village Gate 1961 (3LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1961. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $34.99 45.99
A fantastic lost slice of work from Stan Getz – one that features an early 60s group that was barely recorded at all, and which really shows Getz stretching out right before his bossa nova years! The quartet features a very young Steve Kuhn on piano, the great Roy Haynes on drums, and John Neves on bass – a lineup that has only been featured on Stan's album with trombonist Bob Brookmeyer from the same year – but which sounds very different here without a second horn player in the lead! The tracks are long, and very open – and Stan's hitting modes that are a lot more like the sounds he'd reach during his Sweet Rain years, with the group that included Chick Corea – making this record a key bridge backwards, showing what might have happened to early 60s Getz, had the bossa nova recordings not dominated that time. Stan's tone is fantastic – and the solos are very open and fluid, given plenty of inspiration by Kuhn's piano, which is still yet to find its later voice, but which definitely has the right sense of space. Haynes and Neves are wonderful too – especially the latter, who's got this tone that's well-placed, but never dominating – a great complement to Roy's always-creative sense of rhythm. The whole thing's a delight – as essential an addition to Stan's catalog as the discovery of the Nobody Else But Me album in the CD era. Titles include "Wildwood", "Impressions", "Airegin", "Blues", "Woody N You", "Where Do You Go", "Yesterday's Gardenias", "It's You Or No One", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Getz At The Gate – The Stan Getz Quartet Live At The Village Gate 1961 ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Pete JollySeasons ... CD
A&M/Dusty Groove, 1970. Used ... $14.99
One of our favorite-ever keyboard albums – a rare lost session from pianist Pete Jolly – one of his only electric dates, and a completely improvised set of grooves! Pete plays electric piano, organ, and even a bit of musette – jamming in the studio with help from Chuck Berhofer on bass, Paul Humphrey on drums, John Pisano on guitar, and Milt Holland and Emil Richards on percussion – all of whom bring in some sly, subtle touches to the grooves that are totally great! The album's much more open than other keyboard dates from the time – almost in the territory of some of Herbie Hancock's most experimental work, but a fair bit more groove-based too – given that the album's filled with short, funky tracks all the way through. There's some echoes of Bob James work to come – and given the 1970 date of the record, it could almost be said that Jolly predates a whole host of 70s keyboard talents – setting his mark with this uniquely laidback set of tracks. Titles include the classic "Plummer Park", plus "Rainbow", "Seasons", "Indian's Summer", "Pete Jolly", "Leaves", "Springs", "Bees", and "Sand Storm". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gap MangioneSing Along Junk ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A strange little record – but a nice one! The set's halfway between funky jazz and easy soundtrack grooves – Gap leading the group and handling the arrangements with a bit of help from young brother Chuck. Players include Steve Dadd on drums, John Faddis on trumpet, Frank Wess on tenor and flute, Joe Farrell on reeds, and Jerome Richardson on saxes – and Gap plays piano, electric piano, and organ, in a floating groovy mode that recalls the best soundtrack moments from Lalo Schifrin or Quincy Jones. Titles include the famously sampled "Diana In The Autumn Wind", "Sing Along Junk", "Theme From The Burglars", "Pond With Swans", "Ardis", "Long Hair Soulful", and "Pina Colada". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob Mazurek Pulsar QuartetStellar Pulsations ... CD
Delmark, 2012. Used ... $4.99
One of the most striking records so far from the mighty Rob Mazurek – a set that makes us more than glad we've been following his musical journey for the past two decades! The set's got a nicely compressed feel – one that takes some of the looser energy that's been bubbling up in recent Mazurek records, and delivers it in a tight quartet format – with Rob's sparkling cornet in the lead, amidst great piano from Angelica Sanchez, bass from Matt Lux, and drums from John Herndon! Given the wide resumes of all players, there's a really shifting sense of sound here – one that's bold one minute, introspective the next – and never falls into too-familiar jazz phrasing modes. Yet Mazurek's also really matured as a player, too – working here with a sensitivity we never would have expected years ago – captured with great clarity in the recording. Titles include "Magic Saturn", "Spiritual Mars", "Twister Uranus", "Spanish Venus", "Folk Song Neptune", and "Spiral Mercury". CD

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Joe McPheeWillisau Concert (with bonus track) ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A beautiful set of live improvisations from reedman Joe McPhee – recorded early in his time with the Hat Hut label – at a concert in Willisau, Switzerland – already showing Joe's strong relationship with the European scene! The tracks here are all long, and every bit as creative as McPhee's solo or duo material of the time – but feature a trio with Makaya Ntschoko on drums and John Snyder on electronics and a bit of voice – the latter elements used in very different, unusual ways – very much in keeping with the new sonic spirit that Joe had unlocked in his own music! McPhee is wonderful throughout – blowing both tenor and soprano sax – and with this really revolutionary approach that's neither 70s loft jazz nor European free jazz – but a mode that must have been a huge inspiration to both scenes. Titles include "Voices", "Touchstone", "Bahamian Folk Song", and "Harriet". Also includes a never-issued version of "God Bless The Child". CD

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✨✧ Col Nolan Soul SyndicateWhatever It's Worth ... CD
CBS/Pacific Theatre Encore (Australia), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col Nolan – whose handling of the Hammond is wonderful – with lots of cool, compressed tones that work very well with the funky drums of John Sangster – a player that most folks know for his other records that feature vibes instead of drums! Sangster's great here kicking up a groove for the combo – and the tunes also feature plenty of tenor and flute from Col Loughnan, whose tight lines underscore all the best elements in the organ. There's a wonderful 60s nite club vibe running through the whole set – and titles include "Shades Of McSoul", "Sunny", "Blues For Madeline", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Rivera Mountain", and "Whatever It's Worth". CD
Also available Whatever It's Worth (with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Col Nolan Soul SyndicateWhatever It's Worth (with bonus download) ... LP
CBS/Pacific Theatre Encore (Australia), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col Nolan – whose handling of the Hammond is wonderful – with lots of cool, compressed tones that work very well with the funky drums of John Sangster – a player that most folks know for his other records that feature vibes instead of drums! Sangster's great here kicking up a groove for the combo – and the tunes also feature plenty of tenor and flute from Col Loughnan, whose tight lines underscore all the best elements in the organ. There's a wonderful 60s nite club vibe running through the whole set – and titles include "Shades Of McSoul", "Sunny", "Blues For Madeline", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Rivera Mountain", and "Whatever It's Worth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Whatever It's Worth ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ John AdamsFearful Symmetries/The Wound Dresser – Sanford Sylvan/John Adams/Orchestra Of St Luke's ... LP
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1988/1989. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has small stickers with notes on back.)

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✨✧ Lorez AlexandriaSings The Songs of Johnny Mercer Vol 1 ... LP
Discovery, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
While not as funky as some of her other records for Discovery, this tasty session of vocal tracks still has Lorez singing in a beautifully soulful style, of the type that she's finally getting recognition for these days! The lady has always been one of our favorite vocalists, and she's got some nice backing here from the Mike Wofford trio, plus some additional tenor and flute work by Herman Riley. The whole thing's got a very nice round soulful sound – and titles include "Days of Wine & Roses", "I Remember You", "Early Autumn", and "My Shining Hour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)

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Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, & Pete RodriguezCelia, Johnny, & Pete ... LP
Vaya, 1980. Very Good ... $9.99
This trio of older Latin singers hits a nice 70s salsa vibe on this album of tracks recorded for Vaya. Arrangements are by Sonny Bravo, Luis Garcia, and Javier Vazquez – and titles include "Vida", "Pueblo Negro", "Una Rosa Roja", and "Distintos Caminos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Fania.)

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Fela & Africa 70JJD (Johnny Just Drop) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s/1998. New Copy (reissue)... On December 13, 2019
A great live set recorded in 1977 at Fela's own Kalakuta club. The record's a great way to hear how Fela evolved his groove in a live studio setting – as the one long track ("Johnny Just Drop") evolves over both sides of the record, with the kind of funky vamping that also characterized the early 70s live funk work of James Brown LP, Vinyl record album

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Alex Foster & John LewisTransaxdrum ... LP
Finite, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Weird bit of avant garde jazz from the mid 70's. Alex Foster plays sax and John Lewis plays drums, and the two of them lay down a number of short snappy cuts that never go too out, and which have a nice pulse to them. Titles include "Funk Pile", "The Creature Feature", and "Snap, Crackle, & Pop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny HartmanI Just Dropped By To Say Hello ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... $5.99
A beautiful album of dark-hued vocals – sung by Johnny Hartman with a quality that's as smokey as the image of him with a cigarette on the cover! The album set a whole new standard for male vocal jazz in the 60s – and is a distillation and refinement of earlier ideas in music by Billy Eckstine, taken down to more personal and fluid levels by Hartman – and recorded here with great small group baking that includes Illinois Jacquet on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. The vibe is very mellow, but never sloppy or sleepy – and titles include "Charade", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Stairway To the Stars", "Kiss & Run", "Our Time", "Don't You Know I Care", "If I'm Lucky", and "Don't Call It Love". CD

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Alphonso JohnsonMoonshadows/Yesterday's Dreams/Spellbound ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A great run of records from Alphonso Johnson – the best of his career, wrapped up here in one sweet set! First up is Moonshadows – one of the earliest of bassist Alphonso Johnson's funky fusion albums for Epic! Moonshadows is a nice little set of choppy grooves that recalls the best Herbie Hancock moments of the early 70s, plus some of the side projects of the Headhunters. Warmly funky, but with a nice edge – with a more jazz funk rooted sound than the later, slightly heavier Spellbound! The great group of players includes Patrice Rushen is on keyboards, Benny Maupin on reeds, Lee Ritenour on guitars, Airto Moriera on percussion, Gary Bartz on sax, plus Narada Michael Walden and Ndugu Chancler on drums. Tracks include "Stump", "Cosmoba Place", "Involuntary Bliss", "On The Case", "Amarteifio", "Pandora's Box" and the breezy "Up From The Cellar", which features vocals by Flora Purim! Yesterday's Dreams is a killer all-star session of funky fusion tracks – with a nice tight sound produced by Skip Drinkwater! Yesterday's Dreams differs a little from Alphonso's other strong mid 70s efforts in that it's not as spacey as a whole – but the rubbery, cleanly funky grooves are just as strong – and the record as a whole makes for more of a showcase for his excellent group of players! Bassist Johnson leads the session, but there's a huge amount of guests, such as Grover Washington, Patrice Rushen, Mike Clark, and Sheila Escovedo. Plus, Jon Lucien, Diane Reeves, Flora Purim, and Phillip Bailey all sing on the record! Titles include "One To One", "As Little As You", "Scapegoat", "Show Us The Way", "Tales Of Barcelona", and the future soul classic "Love's The Way I Feel 'Bout Cha". Spellbound is a soulfully spacey fusion set from Alphonso Johnson – with a really catchy sound! The maestro is working in an eclectic mode that's part Earth, Wind, & Fire, part Return To Forever, and part Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin jamming. The best moments on the record are the more straight ahead ones – which really flirt with chunky rock sounds on the other side of the rubbery fusion funkiness! Mouzon's working on all kinds of electric sounds on this one – a bunch of custom bass effects, steel drums and more – with Clyde Criner working with a long list of keys and synthesizers, Kevin Shireve on guitar and David Igelfeld on drums and percussion. Titles include "Face Blaster", "Summer Solstice", "Bahama Mama", "Nomads", and Moonlight Conversation" "Feelings Are. . .The Hardest Words To Say" and "Earthtales Suite". CD

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✨✧ JJ JohnsonQuadromania – JJ Johnson (4CD set) ... CD
Membran (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, please note that the teeth inside the case are broken & is priced accordingly.)

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Peter Leitch/Ray Drummond/Steve JohnsLandscape ... CD
Jazz House, 2014. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Digipack has a cut corner.)

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John Abercrombie/Marc Johnson/Peter ErskineJohn Abercrombie/Marc Johnson/Peter Erskine ... CD
ECM, 1989. Used ... $6.99
A nicely varied live set from this trio of key ECM players of the 80s – captured here with the same sense of sound as some of their studio recordings – which must have been something amazing to hear in person! Abercrombie's still very chromatic at this point in his career – playing fluid, colorful lines on guitar – but also using occasional guitar synthesizer passages too – more waves of sound than individual lines, which sounds especially nice next to more driving drums from Peter Erskine! Marc Johnson's ear for space is perfectly tuned for the proceedings – working at a level that's far beyond standard bassmanship – and titles include "Light Beam", "Drum Solo", "Four On One", "Samurai Hee Haw", "Furs On Ice", "Stella By Starlight", and "Innerplay". CD
(Out of print.)
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John Abercrombie/Marc Johnson/Peter ErskineJohn Abercrombie/Marc Johnson/Peter Erskine ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1989. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A nicely varied live set from this trio of key ECM players of the 80s – captured here with the same sense of sound as some of their studio recordings – which must have been something amazing to hear in person! Abercrombie's still very chromatic at this point in his career – playing fluid, colorful lines on guitar – but also using occasional guitar synthesizer passages too – more waves of sound than individual lines, which sounds especially nice next to more driving drums from Peter Erskine! Marc Johnson's ear for space is perfectly tuned for the proceedings – working at a level that's far beyond standard bassmanship – and titles include "Light Beam", "Drum Solo", "Four On One", "Samurai Hee Haw", "Furs On Ice", "Stella By Starlight", and "Innerplay". CD
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✨✧ Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad/Kent Carter/John StevensBlue Cat ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 1991. New Copy ... $22.99
We never cease to be amazed at the sonic sensibilities of the cornet of Bobby Bradford – a musician who always seems to turn out stunning work, no matter what the decade! Here, Bradford is heard in an unissued live performance that features one long improvisation – but a piece that has that usual mix of preconceived structure and individual freedom that Bobby seems to do better than most – a vibe that comes through especially well when the group are hitting some surprising moments of swing! The pairing of Kent Carter's bass and John Stevens' drums is superb – and the alto of Frode Gjerstad stands out again as one of the best pairings with Bradford since the reedwork of John Carter. LP, Vinyl record album
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Chris ByarsHundred Years From Today ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
The album's titled after an old jazz standard by Victor Young, but the whole thing is very much a personal statement from tenorist Chris Byars – who wrote every other track on the record, and who really comes across here with a voice that seems even more distinct than ever! Maybe part of that voice is the album's setting – as Byars blows in a piano-less sextet alongside John Mosca on trombone, Zaid Nasser on alto, and Stefano Doglioni on bass clarinet – a trio whose unified sound often provides a nicely colorful backdrop for Byars' solos, and who also swing in ways that are a bit unusual too. The approach is rooted in older west coast modes, but comes across here in a very fresh way – given a nice snap on rhythm from Ari Roland on bass and Phil Stewart on drums. Titles include "Flight", "Incognito", "Mountain Top", "Intention", "Lovelace", and "All The Things Are Redd". CD

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John CageRyoanji ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The sound of silence, taken to a new level – as John Cage works beautifully here in an illustrative piece inspired by a rock garden in Kyoto! There's a very spacious quality to the piece – instrumentation that really leaves lots of space in between the notes – even though the piece is performed by a sextet that includes Eberhard Blum on flute, Ivewn Hausmann on trombone, Robert Black on bass, Gudrun Reschke on oboe, John Patrick Thomas on voice, and Jan Williams on percussion. The hour-long work builds beautifully – and has this evocative, Eastern-styled vibe that definitely lives up to its inspiration! CD
(Out of print first Hat Art CD pressing, in a regular jewel case.)

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✨✧ Johnny ColesLittle Johnny C ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Near Mint- ... $299.99
A rare session as a leader from trumpeter Johnny Coles – a player who cut some great work in the groups of James Moody and Gil Evans, but who shines even more brightly on this classic Blue Note album! Coles really has an ear for finding the hippest side of his instrument – and he blows with a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of – and certainly far from the mellower tones of his previous leader set for Columbia. This album's got a great mix of hardbop and modern ideas – right up there with the best Blue Note had to offer at the time – and the group's filled with equally hip players who include Joe Henderson on tenor, Leo Wright on alto and flute, Duke Pearson on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and either Pete LaRoca or Walter Perkins on drums. Titles include "Heavy Legs", "Hobo Joe", "Jano", and "Little Johnny C". Very hip, very hard, and very swingin! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono New York pressing, with deep groove on one side, Van Gelder stamp, and ear. Cover has small stains at the bottom, lightly visible on the bottom right corner on front.)

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Johnny ColesWarm Sound ... LP
Epic, 1961. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by trumpeter Johnny Coles – a player who's probably best known to the world for his work with Charles Mingus, or for his other 60s session on Blue Note! This album's quite different than both of those aspects of Johnny's career – and has him blowing some sweetly soulful ballads in a quartet setting with Kenny Drew on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. The feel is quite like some of Art Farmer's best of this nature from the time – laidback, but never too sleepy or sloppy – and Johnny definitely brings an edge to the record on the best numbers. Titles include some great Randy Weston compositions – "Hi Fly", "Pretty Strange", and "Where" – plus Johnny Coles' own "Room 3". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese CBS/Sony pressing, SONP 50412. Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane (Prestige) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Classic early John Coltrane for Prestige – less a bold statement as a leader than a strong batch of blowing session-styled tracks that show how well Coltrane could hold his own with more established players! The groups on the set vary from track to track – and feature players that include Sahib Shihab, Mal Waldron, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Al Heath – plus underappreciated Philly trumpeter Johnnie Splawn. Trane's in great form here – even though the overall set's a bit less structured than some of his later albums – and his tone and solo approach are already stepping out from the rest of the pack with great vigor! Titles include "Bakai", "Time Was", "Straight Street", and "Chronic Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Cosmic Eye (Amancio D'Silva)Dream Sequence (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
The most mindblowing work we've ever heard from guitarist Amancio D'Silva – a really freewheeling blend of jazz and Indian music, and a set that goes far beyond most of his other albums! The album definitely lives up to the dream sequence promised by the title – as it features one long track that spins out in a beautiful blend of tablas, sitar, flute, percussion, violin, and Amancio's own great electric guitar! The leader crafts these trippy solos that are a bit like the work of Gabor Szabo, but even more open-ended and exotic – and the group also features some great work on sax from Alan Branscombe, plus violin from John Mayer – who'd worked on previous experiments of this nature with Joe Harriott. Despite the length of the track, the record is never over-indulgent or repetitive at all – as D'Silva constantly shifts the mood and the sounds – creating this wonderful interplay that really makes for a scenic richness throughout – an evocative journey in music that holds us completely rapt all the way through. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Papa John CreachPapa John Creach ... LP
Grunt, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the grooviest albums ever cut by Papa John Creach – a set that mixes his bluesy roots with some stoner funk and rock elements from the early 70s! Creach is on vocals and violin, and working here with a host of famous luminaries – including Grace Slick, Carlos Santana, Paul Kantner, and Jerry Garcia – each of whom definitely leave their mark on the record! Yet despite all these famous names, the record's got a pretty unified feel – and the best cuts have a nicely messed-up funk sound that we really like a lot – kind of in a Blue Thumb sort of blend, with a mix of rootsy elements and wilder electric ones and plenty of funky rhythms at the bottom. Titles include "Soul Fever", "String Jet Rock", "The Janitor Drives A Cadillac", "Plunk A Little Funk", and "Papa John's Down Home Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on blue vinyl.)

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Daddy DewdropDaddy Dewdrop ... LP
Sunflower/MGM, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The group behind one of the coolest novelty tunes of the 70s – the excellent "Chick A Boom (Don't Ya Jes Love It)" – one of those cuts that showed up everywhere at the time, but didn't exactly put the band on the map! That great cut leads off the set – and other numbers follow in a similar space – weird territory between pop psyche and early glam – with fuzz on the edges of the grooves on most moments, and flanged-out vocal production. Titles include "Johnny Do It Faster", "Migrane Headache", "5 Card Stud", "Chick A Boom", "March Of The White Corpuscles", and "Diggin On Mrs Jones". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Jack DeJohnetteMade In Chicago ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2015. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant reunion of some key members of the AACM in Chicago – recorded at the Chicago Jazz Festival in a stunning performance that features drummer Jack DeJohnette in the lead, plus Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, Henry Threadgill on alto and flute, and Roscoe Mitchell on a variety of reeds! Bassist Larry Gray completes the group, and also plays a bit of cello – and the music has this wonderfully freewheeling, organic quality that really takes us back to the early years of the avant scene in Chicago – that very special sense of improvisation that the players forged back in the day – with an especially sonic-sensitive ear tuned towards the musicianship. The album is neither the usual ECM mode, nor even what we'd expect from DeJohnette – and instead takes us back to the earliest utterings from Chicago on labels like Delmark or Nessa. Titles include "Chant", "Jack 5", "Leave Don't Go Away", "Ten Minutes", and "Museum Of Time". CD

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Dennis Dreith BandReunion ... LP
Everland (Austria), 2018. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A contemporary album, but one that's got the feel of a funky big band session from years back – no surprise, as Dennis Dreith and many of these players brought plenty of that magic to the LA scene back in the day! The style here hearkens towards some of the MPS or US albums of the style from the 70s – with mostly acoustic elements from the horns, held together by rhythms from electric bass, drums, and keyboards – all to forge sharp ensemble passages that step aside for a bit when the soloist comes in – yet all still while nicely holding onto the groove. The charts are great – full of color and light – and soloists include Andy Macintosh on alto, Ron King and Dan Fornero on trumpet, Gary Herbig on tenor, and John Goux on guitar. Titles include "Karuna", "Holdin On", "Second Wind", "Orient Express", "Tai Che Strut", "Qvaznak", and "Eighty Six Ninety Five Sincerely". LP, Vinyl record album

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DriftersI'll Take You Where The Music's Playing (jukebox EP) ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1965. Sealed (pic cover)... $29.99
A rock-solid set from the Drifters, maybe their best for Atlantic in the 60s! The album's heavy on those lightly loping tunes that the group virtually invented a few years before – that slightly-sweetened approach to soul that became known as the uptown sound and which still had The Drifters as one of its key proponents at the time of this set. Production is by the great Bert Berns, who really knows how to balance all elements perfectly – and many of the lead vocals are by Johnny Moore, whose crackling vocals bring in a nice sense of feeling, even when the tunes are pretty darn catchy. 6 tracks from the LP: "I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing", "I've Got Sand In My Shoes", "Follow Me", "Answer The Phone", "Chains Of Love" and "Far From The Maddening Crowd". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox title cards and mini LP images.)

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Gil EvansGil Evans Orchestra Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix ... CD
RCA/BMG (France), 1974. Used ... $6.99
Gil plays Jimi? Sounds like a gimmick, but it comes off pretty darn great – and it helps you forgive him for trying to convince the kids that he's not as old as his grey hair might make you think! As always with Evans, the key to the album is a beautiful balance between the strength of the players and vision of the arrangements – a hip mix of musicians who include Billy Harper on tenor and flute, Marvin Hannibal Peterson on trumpet, and both Ryo Kawasaki and John Abercrombie on guitars! Arrangements are great too – handled by Tom Malone, Warren Smith, and Howard Johnson – all of whom make the album way more than just an instrumental reading of Jimi Hendrix tunes – and instead a great platform for improvisation that uses tunes that include "Up From The Skies", "Foxy Lady", "Gypsy Eyes", "Voodoo Chile", "Angel", "Crosstown Traffic", and "Castles Made of Sand". CD
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Fania All-StarsTribute To Tito Rodriguez ... CD
Fania, 1976. Used ... $18.99
The Fania All Stars pay tribute to older Latin great Tito Rodriguez – in a set of shorter tracks that's really the group's first true outing in the studio! The format here is quite different than the earlier live albums cut by the group – a sound that's a bit more focused, and without as much of the free solo interplay as before. Instead, there's a greater presence of the singers – as you might expect in a tribute to Tito – with lead vocals by Hector Lavoe, Ismael Quintana, Ruben Blades, and Justo Betancourt. Instrumentalists on the session include Willie Colon, Ray Barretto, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Richardo Ray, and Roberto Roena – and titles include "Fue En Santiago", "Vuela La Paloma", "Cara De Payaso", "Involvidable", and "Tiemblas". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hilton FeltonThree Of Us – Dream Come True (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Hilton's Concept/Shout (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $26.99
A record from the Three Of Us – but one we remember best for the heavy keyboards of Hilton Felton! The set's even more stripped-down than some of Hilton's other funky classics from the 70s – an instrumental outing that features Felton on organ and Fender Rhodes, Johnathan Settel on drums, and David Mendenhall on guitar – a great player we've never heard before, but one who carves out some mighty sharp lines next to the keyboards! The drums are nice and tight, too – and occasionally augmented by a bit of bass or congas – and Hilton's got that wonderfully fluid groove that makes the tunes bristle with funky, soulful energy – every bit the best sort of groove you'd find in early 70s records by Charles Earland or Johnny Hammond – but even better, as there's a raw indie vibe going on too. Titles include "Here Comes David", "Music Shall Never Die", "Your Analysis", "Dream Come True", and "Maybe You'll Come Back To Me". CD
(Part of the excellent Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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✨✧ Mick GoodrickIn Pas(s)ing ... LP
ECM, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the few albums as a leader from guitarist Mick Goodrick – a musician who's strong sense of color made him a perfect sideman for vibist Gary Burton in the 70s – and who here explores some wonderful territory of his own! The quartet here features superb work from John Surman – on soprano, baritone, and bass clarinet – and in a way, it often feels as if Surman is the leader, as Goodrick lets him stand out strong, and first – spinning out these great solos that definitely showcase the more soulful side of his talents – perhaps inspired by the warm tones of Goodrick. Mick still gets plenty of space on his own – the songs are mostly pretty long – and rhythm is from the very openly sensitive team of Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Titles include "Feebles Fables & Ferns", "In The Tavern Of Ruin", "Summer Band Camp", and "Pedalpusher". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in the textured cover.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant (2 LP set) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
An excellent 2LP set that features material pulled from a number of Griffin's early albums for the Jazzland/Riverside label – including The Little Giant, The Kerry Dancers, Way Out, and The Johnny Griffin Sextet. The material is played by a number of groups – with musicians that include Donald Byrd, Pepper Adams, Kenny Drew, Wibur Ware, Blue Mitchell, Julian Priester, Barry Harris, and Sam Jones – but it's united by Griffin's souful approach to bop, and by a youthful energy that made him one of the most striking tenor soloists of his generation, despite a young age. Titles include "Catharsis", "Hot Sausage", "The Message", "Playmates", "63rd Street Theme", "The Kerry Dancers", and "Little John". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wayne HendersonLiving On A Dream ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
One of Wayne Henderson's best albums as an artist from the 70s – next to countless excellent work he handled as a producer! The set's got a gentle jazz funk groove overall – similar to Henderson's best At-Home productions for other groups, and performed with a host of great talents that include Bobby Lyle, Ronnie Laws, and Roland Bautista. Most tracks have a core funky jazz groove, but add in a bit of vocals – from singers that include Syreeta, Jim Gilstrap, Augie Johnson, and Myrna Matthews. Titles include the spacey "Mysterious Maiden", plus "Hot Stuff", "Rollin On", "You Think Of Her", "Living On A Dream", and a nice cover of "Midnight At The Oasis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Jimi HendrixHendrix In The West (Authorized Hendrix Family edition) ... LP
Experience Hendrix/Legacy, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
The great live compilation of classic Hendrix – pulled from incendiary performances at Isle Of Wight in 1970 and other benchmark west coast gigs from '68 to '70! It's as fine of a snapshot of Jimi as you could really hope for, as it features numbers that showcase his fiery blues psych side that pretty much single-handedly change rock guitar forever after, as well as more loosely furnished bluesy jams that demonstrate his love for the blues legends before him. So, it's Jimi paving the way and showing love for his predecessors – and historical importance aside, it's simply great stuff! Some gigs have Noel Redding on bass and others have Billy Cox. Includes "The Queen", "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Little Wing", "Fire", "Red House", "Johnny B Goode", "Lover Man", "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". The 2011 Authorized Hendrix Family Edition has expanded performances and liner notes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram Legacy pressing. Includes booklet.)

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John Lee HookerUrban Blues ... CD
Bluesway/BGO (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A fantastic late 60s set from John Lee Hooker – one that has the legend working in a mode that echoes some of the funkier soul styles of the time, but with a vibe that's still very much in the best spirit of his classic work! The groove is slightly amped up by the electric bass of Eddie Taylor and tight drums of Al Duncan, but the session just features a quartet – with the mighty Phil Upchurch on second guitar next to John's lead – and Hooker delivering some fantastic vocals throughout! Titles include "Hot Spring Water (parts 1 & 2)", "Backbiters & Syndicaters", "Mr Lucky", "Cry Before I Go", "I'm Standing In Line", "The Motor City Is Burning", "Want Ad Blues", and "I Can't Stand To Leave You". CD

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George JenkinsDrum Stuff ... LP
Tampa, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A killer set from drummer George Jenkins – with a hard-wailing Central Ave groove, augmented by some killer tenor work by Plas Johnson! This is one of the best albums ever to hear Johnson blowing in a jazz mode – and his tenor skills put him right up there with Willis Jackson or Gene Ammons for sheer soulful blowing. Most rhythms are in an R&B-ish tone, with piano by Ray Johnson, Duke Harris on bass, and Jenkins on drums – and titles include "Gee Gee", "Caravan", "Drum Boogie", "Hot Spot", and "Last Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light stains and some peeled spots on front & back.)

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Benny JohnsonVisions Of Paradise ... CD
Today/Soul Brother (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
A sublime bit of indie soul from the early 70s – the one and only album by vocalist Benny Johnson, recorded with some totally great backings from funk legend Julius Brockington and his United Chair combo! For the session, Brockington chose a warm, organ-drenched sound that's a fair bit like some of the best work coming out of Hi Records at the same time – although without as much of a southern soul approach overall. Johnson's vocals have a beautifully crackling sort of quality – one that's honest and human, but still smooth enough to fit the mode of the music here – a bit like Al Green, but a little more east coast overall. The set's got some excellent mellow soul numbers that are worth the price of admission alone – tracks that slide out beautifully with a really gentle sound, and bubble up with a tremendous amount of soul. But there's also some fuller, more upbeat tunes too – groovers that have made the album a favorite overseas for years! Titles include "Visions Of Paradise", "Stop Me", "Give It Up", "Second To None", "Won't You Stay", "It's Yours Baby", "Please Come Back", and "I Just Got To Know". CD

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Howard JohnsonDoin It My Way/Vision ... CD
Bluebird/FTG (UK), 1983/1985. Used ... $9.99
Groovy 80s soul from Howard Johnson – the Doin It My My Way and Vision LPs – back-to-back on CD! Doin It My Way features is a sweet batch of electro-influenced pop soul – produced by Mic Murphy & David Frank of The System! The record has a very System-y vibe, but Howard's sunny approach to soul vocals really leads the way! Titles include "My Way", "Jump Into Fire", "Let's Take Time Out", "Missiong You", Much Too Much", "You're The One I've Needed", "Let This Dream Be Real" and "Everywhere I Go". Vision is another set of solid 80s grooving soul from Howard! It's got a lot of production help from Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who make their presence known in the record's electrified bass and keys approach – but it's Johnson's strong presence as a male lead singer that really holds the set together. Really nice overall. Titles include "So Tuff", "Knees", "Stand Up", "Outta My Head", "Older Girl", "Show Me How", and "You've Got A Lot To Learn". CD
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JJ JohnsonFirst Place ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good- ... $3.99
JJ Johnson's always a cooker, but during the late 50s he cut some incredible records for the Columbia label – tight bop sessions that still stand as some of his best work! This album's one of them – a real smoker of a set that features Johnson's trombone as the only lead horn in a cool quartet that also includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Max Roach on drums – a crackling rhythm trio who make the record move a lot more than most other jazz sessions on Columbia at the time! Johnson's sense of tone and phrasing is wonderful – unadorned by any other horns, but a very powerful solo vehicle, especially in the company of the other players – and titles include "Harvey's House", "That Tired Old Routine Called Love", "Nickels & Dimes", "Be My Love", "Paul's Pal", and "Commutation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing on Jazz Wax. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)

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JJ JohnsonJJ's Broadway ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
JJ's Broadway is a-ok with us – a hip mix of small group tunes, played with the great Walter Perkins on drums, and handled with a much more complicated approach than most other "jazz meets Broadway" type albums! About half the tracks feature a quartet with Perkins on drums, plus Hank Jones piano and Richard Davis on bass – and these numbers really swing with a wonderful open-ended groove. The rest of the set has a larger group with Jones, Perkins, and Chuck Israels on bass – plus additional trombones behind the solo work of Johnson. Titles include "Nobody's Heart", "A Second Chance", "Sleeping Bee", "Mira", "Lovely", and "Who Will Buy". LP, Vinyl record album

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JJ JohnsonOrigins – The Savoy Sessions ... CD
Savoy, 1946/1947/1949/1954. Used ... $3.99
A huge batch of work from the great JJ Johnson – material that includes 14 tracks recorded for Savoy as singles in the late 40s – plus the full Jay & Kai 10" album from 1954! The singles were all recorded in 1946, 1947, and 1949 – and they already mark Johnson as one of the most inventive trombonists of his generation – a player working with none of the hoke of earlier eras, and with a clean, modern sound that's almost like that of a bop trumpet at times. Players on these dates include Cecil Payne or Leo Parker on baritone sax, Bud Powell or Hank Jones on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include "Coppin The Bop", "Jay Jay", "Mad Bebop", "Jay Bird", "Boneology", "Down Vernon's Alley", "Riffette", "Yesterdays", "Audobon", "Don't Blame Me", and "Goof Square". The remaining 8 tracks on the CD are from a 1954 10" album – titled Jay & Kai, with a lineup that's a bit different than the full Savoy album of that name. The core group here is quite unusual – as it features Johnson and Kai Winding as twin-trombone co-leaders, plus Charles Mingus on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums – with either Billy Bauer on guitar on 4 tracks, and Wally Cirillo on piano on 4 others. The use of guitar without piano is especially inventive, and really highlights the modern inflections of the two trombonists – and titles include "Blues For Trombones", "Lament", "The Major", "Reflections", "Coop", and "Blues In Twos". CD
(Out of print.)

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JJ JohnsonReally Livin ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, the strength here is really the group – not just tremendous trombone from JJ, but great work from Nat Adderley on trumpet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Cedar Walton on piano, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all working with a soaring, soulful energy that's a lot more hardbop heavy than you might expect from JJ Johnson on some of his other projects for the label. Titles include "Me Too", "Decision", "Stardust", "Sidewinder", "Speak Low", and "Red Cross". LP, Vinyl record album
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Linton Kwesi JohnsonForces Of Victory ... LP
Mango, 1979. Very Good ... $19.99
The second album From LKJ, a tough and tight follow up to Dread Beat and Blood, with the poet coming just as hard out the box this time around as the first. Johnson's righteous lyrical indignation, terse delivery, and rhythmic focus dovetail perfectly with tight, fat riddims from a crack band headed up by Dennis Bovell and Vivian Weathers. 8 choice numbers in all, including a batch of LKJ classics like "It Noh Funny", "Sonny's Lettah", "Independent Intavenshan", "Fite Dem Back", "Reality Poem" and "Forces of Vicktry", plus "Want Fi Goh Rave" and "Time Come". LP, Vinyl record album
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Kindred Spirits EnsembleLove Is Supreme ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2009. New Copy ... $16.99
The great first full length chapter of an ultra-hip ensemble – a contemporary group, but one with a great ear for the spiritual sounds of the 70s! The group's a bit like Build An Ark – no surprise, as they've shared a similar label, Kindred Spirits – and like that collective, this one really helps bridge a space between older jazz expressions and 21st Century styles – showing that older music still has a strong influence on the younger generation, especially when the sound is as deep as this! There's plenty of Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders inspiration going on here, but the execution is a bit different too – bits of strings amidst jazzy flute, keyboards, and trumpet lines – plus occasional vocals too. Titles include "The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace)", "Ja-Mil", "Prince Of Peace", "John Coltrane", "Two Lullabyes", "Naima" and "Shining Liberation". CD

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Osamu KitajimaEarly Years (Shinchugoku/Benzaiten/Osamu/Masterless Samurai/Dragon King) (180 gram 5LP set) ... LP
Everland (Netherlands), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 5LP ... About October 15, 2019 (delayed)
A special box set that collects all the key early albums from guitarist Osamu Kitajima – including a few rock moments too! First up is Shinchugoku – the earliest album we've ever seen from legendary guitarist Osamu Kitajima – a set that's a bit more pastoral and down to earth, as you might guess from its cover image! The work is a mellow take on folksy psych modes – electric and acoustic guitars mixed together on a set of songs that are hauntingly tuneful, with these evocative lyrics in Japanese that really fit the melodies – and which somehow have an appeal that goes way beyond the boundaries of language, thanks to a style that's expressive, but never overdone. A few tunes are a bit harder rocking, but the record's a pretty laidback affair overall – and titles include "Inchunfa", "Ronshuiko", "Tohoko", "Ketsumazuitemo", "Takai Takai Koanryo", and "Hyakusho Wa Tanoshi". Next is Benzaiten – a really unique project from guitarist Osamu Kitajima – a player you might know from his smoother fusion sets at the end of the 70s – but who works here in a very trippy blend of Japanese instrumentation and electric jazz! Kitajima handles a heck of a lot of strings – both acoustic and electric guitars, bass, and even the biwa – a Japanese style of lute, which appears to be electrified on the record. There's also work on hayashi-bue, narimono, and shakuhachi – other Japanese instruments folded into the album's mix of fuzz and keyboards – which are often used sparely, but in ways that bring a nicely psychedelic vibe to the album at times. Osamu vocalizes a bit – but mostly in ways that just go along with the music – and titles include "Benzaiten", "Tengu", "Whoma", and "Taiyo". The Osamu album follows – a set that's still got some of the exotic elements of his other material, but which also brings in a stronger fusion component too – mixing Kitajima's work on guitar and koto with plenty of Fender Rhodes and other great electric touches! The set was recorded in LA, and definitely has some warm Cali fusion elements – but Osamu also still hangs on to some "eastern" flavor with his own instrumentation – which is echoed by a bit of shakuhachi and nohkan by Tatsuya Sano. There's vocals on a few tracks, but they don't get in the way much, and with the cool banks of keyboards and nice drums, you hardly notice them at all! Sweet and breezy – in the best Japanese 70s fusion mode – and with tracks that include "Frost Flowers", "Elemental Spirits", and "Fur, Fin & Feather". Minnie Riperton also sings vocals on the track "Yesterday & Karma"! Masterless Samurai is a record that mixes together LA electric with some folksier elements, in the continuing exploration of cross cultural patterns that drifted across Kitajima's work from this time. The album's got a compelling blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation, and features work by players that include Clare Fischer, Victor Feldman, Stix Hooper, John Klemmer, and Bobby Hutcherson. Titles include "Floating Garden", "Wild Monk", "Golden Mean", and "Whoga". Dragon King is a great record from Osamu Kitajima – one of his most soulful ever! The record features some additional production and arrangements by Richard Evans – who takes Osamu's Japanese fusion style, and gives it a sparkling modern soul groove that's perfect for US audiences. In fact, Osamu's frequent use of eastern instrumentation – koto, biwa, and other instruments – works perfectly with the flair for the exotic that Evans always had during his years at Cadet. Includes the smooth stepper "Say You Will" with vocals by Phil Perry and Rena Scott – plus the tracks "Yamame", "Dragon King", "Willow Pattern", and "Share My Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Osamu KitajimaEarly Years (Shinchugoku/Benzaiten/Osamu/Masterless Samurai/Dragon King) (5CD set) ... CD
Everland (Netherlands), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $69.99 84.99
A special box set that collects all the key early albums from guitarist Osamu Kitajima – including a few rock moments too! First up is Shinchugoku – the earliest album we've ever seen from legendary guitarist Osamu Kitajima – a set that's a bit more pastoral and down to earth, as you might guess from its cover image! The work is a mellow take on folksy psych modes – electric and acoustic guitars mixed together on a set of songs that are hauntingly tuneful, with these evocative lyrics in Japanese that really fit the melodies – and which somehow have an appeal that goes way beyond the boundaries of language, thanks to a style that's expressive, but never overdone. A few tunes are a bit harder rocking, but the record's a pretty laidback affair overall – and titles include "Inchunfa", "Ronshuiko", "Tohoko", "Ketsumazuitemo", "Takai Takai Koanryo", and "Hyakusho Wa Tanoshi". Next is Benzaiten – a really unique project from guitarist Osamu Kitajima – a player you might know from his smoother fusion sets at the end of the 70s – but who works here in a very trippy blend of Japanese instrumentation and electric jazz! Kitajima handles a heck of a lot of strings – both acoustic and electric guitars, bass, and even the biwa – a Japanese style of lute, which appears to be electrified on the record. There's also work on hayashi-bue, narimono, and shakuhachi – other Japanese instruments folded into the album's mix of fuzz and keyboards – which are often used sparely, but in ways that bring a nicely psychedelic vibe to the album at times. Osamu vocalizes a bit – but mostly in ways that just go along with the music – and titles include "Benzaiten", "Tengu", "Whoma", and "Taiyo". The Osamu album follows – a set that's still got some of the exotic elements of his other material, but which also brings in a stronger fusion component too – mixing Kitajima's work on guitar and koto with plenty of Fender Rhodes and other great electric touches! The set was recorded in LA, and definitely has some warm Cali fusion elements – but Osamu also still hangs on to some "eastern" flavor with his own instrumentation – which is echoed by a bit of shakuhachi and nohkan by Tatsuya Sano. There's vocals on a few tracks, but they don't get in the way much, and with the cool banks of keyboards and nice drums, you hardly notice them at all! Sweet and breezy – in the best Japanese 70s fusion mode – and with tracks that include "Frost Flowers", "Elemental Spirits", and "Fur, Fin & Feather". Minnie Riperton also sings vocals on the track "Yesterday & Karma"! Masterless Samurai is a record that mixes together LA electric with some folksier elements, in the continuing exploration of cross cultural patterns that drifted across Kitajima's work from this time. The album's got a compelling blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation, and features work by players that include Clare Fischer, Victor Feldman, Stix Hooper, John Klemmer, and Bobby Hutcherson. Titles include "Floating Garden", "Wild Monk", "Golden Mean", and "Whoga". Dragon King is a great record from Osamu Kitajima – one of his most soulful ever! The record features some additional production and arrangements by Richard Evans – who takes Osamu's Japanese fusion style, and gives it a sparkling modern soul groove that's perfect for US audiences. In fact, Osamu's frequent use of eastern instrumentation – koto, biwa, and other instruments – works perfectly with the flair for the exotic that Evans always had during his years at Cadet. Includes the smooth stepper "Say You Will" with vocals by Phil Perry and Rena Scott – plus the tracks "Yamame", "Dragon King", "Willow Pattern", and "Share My Love". CD
(In a very cool cloth-covered box!)

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John KlemmerIntensity ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Fantastic work from John Klemmer – hard-edged, exploratory, with a mix of spiritualism and soulfulness, and a few touches of easy soloing. Todd Cochran (Bayete) plays Fender Rhodes, Woody Theus is on drums, and Klemmer's got an echoplex hooked up to his tenor on a few cuts. The tracks were recorded in a number of different settings, with different personnel – but the whole thing's got a unified feel, and shows the depth of Klemmer's approach to a variety of styles. Titles include the Miles-esque jammer "Last Summer's Spell", plus "Rapture Of The Deep", "Sea Of Passion", "Prayer For John Coltrane", and "Love Song To Katherine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Bunny Lee & OthersDreads Enter The Gates With Praise – The Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
A fantastic tribute to the studio genius of Bunny Lee – and a set that's filled with the kind of tracks that may well knock Lee Scratch Perry right out of the spotlight! Bunny already had a long and varied career in Jamaican music by the time of these tracks – hustling things up right from a grass roots level, then rising to prominence as a producer with a huge amount of inventive new techniques – including the flying cymbal rhythm sound, which was a great balance to some of the deeper, murkier elements in his grooves! These cuts are from a time when Bunny was working together with a host of fantastic singers, many of whom were inspired by the new more righteous modes that were coming into play at the time – opening up with deeper messages, and equally deep performances – in an array of tracks here that still have a tremendous amount of power, even after the space of decades – thanks in part to superb backings by The Aggrovators. The choice of tracks is wonderful, and the whole thing's put together with the usual stellar handling by Soul Jazz – with titles that include "Enter Into His Gates With Praise" by Johnny Clarke, "So Jah Se Dub" by The Aggrovators, "Magnum Force" by Vin Gordon & The Aggrovators, "Real Born African" by Jah Stitch, "King Tubby Dub" by King Tubby meets Tommy McCook & The Aggrovators, "Check Sister Jane" by Dillinger, "The Wormer" by Prince Jazzbo, "You Don't Care For Me" by The Uniques, "Natty Dread Have Ambition" by Shorty The President, "A Land Far Away" by Gene Rondo, "You Should Be Thankful" by Mighty Diamonds, "Marvelous Rocker" by Winston Wright, and "Principle & Dignity" by Jah Youth. CD
Also available Dreads Enter The Gates With Praise – The Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits (3LP set) ... LP 32.99

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Bunny Lee & OthersDreads Enter The Gates With Praise – The Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99 34.98
A fantastic tribute to the studio genius of Bunny Lee – and a set that's filled with the kind of tracks that may well knock Lee Scratch Perry right out of the spotlight! Bunny already had a long and varied career in Jamaican music by the time of these tracks – hustling things up right from a grass roots level, then rising to prominence as a producer with a huge amount of inventive new techniques – including the flying cymbal rhythm sound, which was a great balance to some of the deeper, murkier elements in his grooves! These cuts are from a time when Bunny was working together with a host of fantastic singers, many of whom were inspired by the new more righteous modes that were coming into play at the time – opening up with deeper messages, and equally deep performances – in an array of tracks here that still have a tremendous amount of power, even after the space of decades – thanks in part to superb backings by The Aggrovators. The choice of tracks is wonderful, and the whole thing's put together with the usual stellar handling by Soul Jazz – with titles that include "Enter Into His Gates With Praise" by Johnny Clarke, "So Jah Se Dub" by The Aggrovators, "Magnum Force" by Vin Gordon & The Aggrovators, "Real Born African" by Jah Stitch, "King Tubby Dub" by King Tubby meets Tommy McCook & The Aggrovators, "Check Sister Jane" by Dillinger, "The Wormer" by Prince Jazzbo, "You Don't Care For Me" by The Uniques, "Natty Dread Have Ambition" by Shorty The President, "A Land Far Away" by Gene Rondo, "You Should Be Thankful" by Mighty Diamonds, "Marvelous Rocker" by Winston Wright, and "Principle & Dignity" by Jah Youth. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Dreads Enter The Gates With Praise – The Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Charles LloydDream Weaver ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A classic set from reedman Charles Lloyd – a set that really pushes forward all the experiments he'd begun in the Chico Hamilton group – and shows a bold move forward for rhythms in 60s jazz! The tracks are long, and spiral out wonderfully – but in ways that are different than those used by other creators of the time – like Eric Dolphy or John Coltrane. Even though leading the group on tenor and flute, Lloyd's got a real sense of rhythm to his playing – echoes of the Hamilton group – but set loose with a stellar quartet of younger players – including Keith Jarrett on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all perfect choices for inventive music like this! The standout cut is the amazing "Sombrero Sam", a tight little groover that we never tire of – and one that has Jarrett sounding much more in the pocket than you'd ever imagine – and other tracks include "Dream Weaver", "Autumn Sequence", and "Bird Flight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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