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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball In Europe ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Rare concert work by Cannonball Adderley – recorded live in Europe in the early 60s, only ever issued there until a much later release in the US, but every bit as essential as any of the Adderley live combo albums from the early 60s – including their classics at the Lighthouse and in San Francisco! The group here is every bit as wonderful as the combos on those sets – a young Yusef Lateef on reeds, really hitting his stride in the mix of soulful and exotic grooves in the set – working with Nat Adderley on cornet, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The tunes are a good mix of modal numbers and more straightforward hardbop – and titles include "P Bouk", "Gemini", "Work Song", "Trouble In Mind", and "Dizzy's Business". CD

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Buster BentonFirst Time In Europe ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), New Copy ... $14.99 16.99 About June 15, 2022
... CD

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Dave BrubeckIn Europe ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... $14.99
The classic group with Paul Desmond on alto – playing nicely on long tracks that include "Watusi Drums", "Tangerine", "Wonderful Copenhagen", and "The Wright Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some prominent but cosmetic marks on Side 1. Cover has some wear and aging and a half split bottom seam.)

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Chick CoreaTrio Music – Live In Europe ... CD
ECM, 1986. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Great trio music from Chick Corea – a set that perhaps overstates its understatedness in the title and cover – but a really nice change from some of Chick's slicker electric lines of years past! The group here features Corea on acoustic piano, bass from Miroslav Vitous, and drums from Roy Haynes – a very interesting combination of players who work together well on the set. Chick's piano seems to lead off most tunes – clearly directing the group's energies, but both Vitous and Haynes make their presence known strongly once the set gets going. Titles include "The Loop", "Summer Night", "Prelude No 2", "Transformation", "Hittin It", and "Mirovisions". CD
(2008 pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis In Europe ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A wonderful live set from the Seven Steps-era Miles group – with rhythm by Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – and tunes that are all in that transformative mode that really showed Miles hitting a new voice at the time! Tenorist George Coleman's playing with the group on the set – proving again that he's got a depth that few people ever seem to give him credit for – and that it wasn't just Wayne Shorter who made the 60s Davis quintet so great. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", "All Of You", "Walkin", and "Joshua". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover is great - minus a light corner bump.)
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Miles Davis In Europe (Japanese pressing) ... CD 4.99
Miles Davis In Europe (with bonus track) ... CD 6.99

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Miles DavisMiles Davis In Europe (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1963. Used ... $4.99
A wonderful live set from the Seven Steps-era Miles group – with rhythm by Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – and tunes that are all in that transformative mode that really showed Miles hitting a new voice at the time! Tenorist George Coleman's playing with the group on the set – proving again that he's got a depth that few people ever seem to give him credit for – and that it wasn't just Wayne Shorter who made the 60s Davis quintet so great. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", "All Of You", "Walkin", and "Joshua". CD
(Out of print, 2001 Master Sound pressing.)
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Miles Davis In Europe ... LP 19.99
Miles Davis In Europe (with bonus track) ... CD 6.99

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Miles DavisMiles Davis In Europe (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963. Used ... $6.99
A wonderful live set from the Seven Steps-era Miles group – with rhythm by Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – and tunes that are all in that transformative mode that really showed Miles hitting a new voice at the time! Tenorist George Coleman's playing with the group on the set – proving again that he's got a depth that few people ever seem to give him credit for – and that it wasn't just Wayne Shorter who made the 60s Davis quintet so great. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", "All Of You", "Walkin", and "Joshua". CD features the bonus track "I Thought About You" – and new liner notes by Harvey Pekar! CD
(Out of print, remastered edition. Small cutout hole through case and tray card.)
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Miles Davis In Europe ... LP 19.99
Miles Davis In Europe (Japanese pressing) ... CD 4.99

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Peven EverettDear Europe ... CD
Studio Confession, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Peven Everett sends a letter out to his huge European fan base – but the sound here is every bit as great as his other Chicago-crafted grooves! The rhythms are a bit upbeat this time around – not really house, but a warmly flowing sort of style – that trance-like mode that Peven hits so beautifully in his live performances, peppered here with some great keyboard lines and Everett's seductively soulful vocals! Even without the British flag, we're sure this set would win global appeal – and it's certainly one of the strongest we've heard from Peven in recent years. Titles include "Soul Music", "The Best In Town", "Meet Me On The Dance Floor", "Brothers & Sisters", "Fantastic Night", and "Never Give Up On Love". CD

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Grateful DeadEurope 72 – The Complete Recordings Vol 7 – Beat Club, Bremen, West Germany 4/21/72 ... CD
Grateful Dead/Rhino, 1972. Used ... $43.99
... CD
(Out of print. Cover has minor shelfwear – an excellent copy!)

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Fritz HartschuhAutumn In Europe ... LP
MCE (Germany), 1964. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A very cool German quartet from the 60s – Fritz Hartschuh on vibes, Rolf Luttgens on piano, Dieter Von Goetze on bass, and Rolf Quenzel on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Buck HillBuck Hill Plays Europe ... CD
Turning Point/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe the strongest album ever recorded by Buck Hill – a tenorist who was mostly relegated to work on the DC scene during his key years, but who also cut this fantastic set overseas! Buck is one of the great local under-discovered players of his generation – like Von Freeman in Chicago, a saxophonist who would have been huge had he moved to New York – but who instead was a very powerful part of the scene in his home city of Washington. Buck blows tenor with a wonderful range of tones and expressions here – in the company of a quartet with Mark Cohen on piano, Tommy Cecil on bass, and the great Hugh Walker on drums – another one of our favorite players who doesn't always get his due. Titles include "Half Pass", "Lullaby Of Loosdrecht", "Total Beauty", "Bill Knot", and "Jasing". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Freddie HubbardWithout A Song – Live In Europe 1969 ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... $11.99
Previously-unheard material from Freddie Hubbard – great live sides recorded in Europe during 1969, all with a stretched-out sound that really points the way to some of Freddie's growth in the 70s! The feel here is a bit like Hubbard's excellent Hub Of Hubbard album recorded for MPS around the same time – tracks that have a very spacious sound, much more so than some of his late 60s studio work – but which also are free of the electric modes that Freddie would begin to use at CTI. The balance is almost a bit like that of Hubbard's excellent post-electric sides of the early 80s, but with even more bite at times – played by a killer quartet that features Roland Hanna on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Titles include "Space Track", "Without A Song", "Hub Tones", "The Things We Did Last Summer", "Body & Soul", and "Blues By Five". CD
(Out of print.)

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Al JarreauLook To The Rainbow – Live In Europe ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic In Europe (brick cover) ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
A great little live set – ostensibly a Dizzy Gillespie performance, but with some very strong guest stars! The core of the group is Diz's great one from the early 60s – with Lalo Schifrin on piano and Leo Wright on alto and flute, and they're joined by Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, and Candido for this tasty set of three long tracks: "Kush", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Bop 'N' Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with a cutout hole.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic In Europe (tan cover) ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One volume of a four volume set, though Verve didn't number them. Recorded in concert one night in Denmark, this set is a Norm Granz production that transplants the JATP crew to Europe. While some of the other volumes feature larger groups blowin' and riffing on standards, this one has a small more intimate group, featuring Stan Getz & JJ Johnson in front of a nice tight rhythm section of Victor Feldman, Sam Jones & Louis Hayes. The set's still made up of standards, but there's a few nice takes here, including "I Waited For You", "Yesterdays" and a nice version of "Bop N Boogie" featuring Dizzy Gillespie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light aging.)

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KraftwerkTrans-Europe Express (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
An incredibly lovely record from Kraftwerk – fashioned along the same suite-like style as Radio Activity, and served up with some haunting and charming tunes throughout! The electronics are quite spare, yet very thoughtful – never a note out of place, as the quartet build their careful efforts together to create a tapestry of surprisingly warm sounds – using just a bit of vocals in really great ways, and almost prefacing a whole generation of UK and Euro pop to come – yet without any of their schmaltz! Titles include "Europe Endless", "Hall of Mirrors", "Abzung", "Franz Schubert", and "Showroom Dummies" – not to mention the awesome title track and electro break number "Metal On Metal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive!)

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Lester YoungPres In Europe ... CD
High Note, 1956. Used ... $6.99
Lester Young on tenor saxophone with Lasse Werner & Rene Urtreger on piano, Al King & Pierre Michelot on bass, Lex Humphries & Christian Garros on drums. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Mitsuru OgawaJazz Meets EuropeEuropean Disc Guide ... Book
Ele-King (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Here's a book that we wish we had way back when we started digging for rare jazz vinyl – as the whole thing is a fantastic guide to some of the coolest, most interesting European jazz rarities – presented here with full color images of the covers, and English listings of the labels, dates, and players on the sets! The format follows other Japanese discographies – a small review in Japanese for each record, plus other essays in Japanese – but the overall setup of the book is easy to understand from any perspective, and it's like having one of the coolest collectors in the world pick out hundreds of rare records that you should track down! The book is divided into sections of genres – modern, vocal, world, jazz funk, prog jazz, etc – and then many of the chapters focus on specific nations, and the key releases from their scene. Plenty of our favorites are listed, but there's plenty more that we've never seen before – and the whole thing has plenty of information to help make our record digging even deeper! 283 pages, softcover, in full color. Book

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Trio – Live In Europe 1959 – Complete Recordings ... CD
Essential Jazz, 1959. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sonny Rollins on tenor saxophone, Henry Grimes on bass, and Pete La Roca, Joe Harris, and Kenny Clarke on drums. CD

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✨✧ Lester YoungPrez In Europe ... LP
Onyx, 1956/1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Lester Young on tenor sax, Horst Ornimert on piano, Al King on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieAtomic Band Live In Europe ... CD
Bandstand, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Thad Jones on trumpet, Al Grey and Benny Powell on trombone, Frank Wess on flute and saxophones, Frank Foster and Billy Mitchell on tenor sax, and others! Tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "H.R.H.", "Whirly Bird", "The Deacon", "In A Mellotone", and "Old Man River". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusLive In Europe – 1975 (CD & DVD) ... CD
Salvo (UK), 1975. New Copy CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
An unusual little package – one that's got a DVD of a 1975 European performance, plus a bonus CD of other material from the classic years of Charles Mingus! The DVD live material is the real draw here – a Montreux festival performance that features great guest work in the group from Benny Bailey on trumpet and Gerry Mulligan on baritone – alongside the core group led by Mingus on bass, with Don Pullen on piano, Dannie Richmond on drums, Jack Walrath on trumpet, and George Adams on tenor and flute. Live titles include "Sue's Changes", "Free Cell Block F Tis Nazi USA", "Take The A Train", "Devil Blues", and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat". CD features loads of classic recordings from the late 50s and early 60s – including "Better Get Hit In Your Soul", "Reincarnation Of A Love Bird", "Gunslingin Bird", "I'll Remember April (live)", "Tijuana Gift Shop", and "Haitian Fight Song". CD
(DVD is PAL, Region 0.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzImported From Europe ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Although pressed up by Verve, the music is definitely Imported From Europe – as Stan Getz plays here with a host of great Swedish players – on a date that makes for a real standout in his 50s catalog! Stan was living in Sweden at the time of the album – bringing a big influence to the scene there, and furthering the already modernist tones that some of the nation's best players were creating in the postwar years. There's a brilliant blend of iciness and warmth going on here – and players include Bengt Hallberg on piano, Ake Persson on trombone, Erik Nordstrom on tenor, and Lars Gullin on baritone – plus American Benny Bailey on trumpet, who was also making a home for himself over there at the time! Tracks are long, sometimes with a lively jam session-ish feel – and titles include "Bengt's Blues", "Topsy", "Speak Low", and "Stockholm Street". CD

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonEn Concert Avec Europe 1 ... CD
RTE (France), 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums! CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)
 
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Count BasieEn Concert – Palais De Chaillot, 29 Mars, 1960/Oympia, 5 Mai 1962 ... CD
Europe 1/RTE, 1960/1962. Used 2CD ... $8.99
Two great Eurpoean performances – with a lineup that includes Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell, Frank Wess, Snooky Young, Freddie Green, and others. Tracks include "Why Not", "Easy Money", "A Little Tempo Please", "Jumpin' At The Woodside", "Blee Blop Blues", and "Stella By Starlight". 30 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & His Quintet En Concert – Olympia 24 Novembre 1965 ... CD
Europe 1/RTE, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Outstanding Dizzy Gillespie material – from one of his most overlooked periods! The time is the mid 60s, and after a few years of working with Lalo Schifrin in his group, Dizzy's changed his Latin bag from hard-edged Cubop to mellower more complicated Bossa and modal jazz. The result is some of the most sophisticated playing in Dizzy's career – hitched to a groove that's still filled with soul and fire, and which rolls on in a compelling way that always hooks us hard! The group features Kenny Barron on piano, and reed work by James Moody, one of the other great secrets of the mid 60s! Tracks are all long – and titles include "One Note Samba", "Con Alma", "Umh, Umh", and "Chega De Saudade". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)
 
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✨✧ Benny Bailey/Sal Nistico/Dusko GoykovichEgo Recordings Vol 1 (Just For Fun/East Of Isar/Serenade To A Planet/After A Long Time) (4CD set) ... CD
Ego/Organic (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An essential batch of music – four overlooked gems from the German Ego label of the late 70s – one of which is a stone classic that we've treasured for decades! All albums here are incredible – but our absolute favorite is Benny Bailey's Serenade To A Planet – a set that we think is one of the greatest jazz records ever! By the time of this 1976 release, trumpeter Benny Bailey had already had quite a history – working with Quincy Jones in his early years, and recording for MPS with the likes of Nathan Davis and the Clark Boland Big Band, as well as some of the best other players in Europe. This set's Benny's masterpiece – a soulful batch of tunes that feels like it was lifted from the catalog of Strata East, but which is played by a quintet that features Europeans Ferdinand Povel on tenor, Joe Haider on piano, and Isla Eckinger on bass – as well as American Kenny Clarke on drums. The vibe is perfect – and the group's harmoniously searching with a strong modal groove on nearly every track. Titles include "Aquarian Moods", "Neptunis", "Little B", and "The Kicker". East Of Isar is something of a follow-up to that date – done by Bailey with tenorist Sal Nistico – in a wonderful group that also includes Joe Haider on piano, Isla Eckinger on bass, and Billie Brooks on drums! The Haider/Eckinger team are known from other Bailey sessions in Europe – all of which are fantastic – and they perform extremely well here, too. Tracks are long, with a wonderfully searching quality – and titles include "Blues For Trane", "Joyful Sadness", and "East Of Isar". Then, the set steps into Just For Fun – another great album with a very similar groove – thanks to rhythm from Joe Haider on piano, Gunter Lenz on bass, and Joe Nay on drums. The group's backing up tenorist Sal Nistico – usually a sleepy talent, but a sparkling one on this session, thanks to a lively lyrical rhythm section, and some great compositions by Joe Haider. The whole thing sparkles with the kind of imagination and energy that keeps you tracking down sessions on MPS and other European labels – and with tracks like "Beautiful Black Casanova", "Do Not Make Circles", and "7787", you won't be disappointed in this one! And last by not least is After A Long Time – from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – a rare gem that's in a similar format to Benny Bailey's classic Serenade To A Planet! Dusko stretches out beautifully on the record – in a group that features Joe Haider on piano, Roman Schwaller on tenor, Isla Eckinger on bass, and Alvin Queen on drums. Titles include "Emotionally", "After A Long Time", "Summit", "Mountain Witch", and "The Hunt Is On". CD

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AssociationComplete Warner Bros & Valiant Singles Collection ... CD
Warner/Now Sounds (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Mindblowing music from The Association – a heady double-length package that features every single the group ever cut for the Valiant and Warner Brothers label – which together make for an amazing evolution in sound! Although best remembered for their few soft rock hits, The Association were a hell of a group who never stopped growing back in the 60s – from sublime folksy harmonies at the start, to more complicated baroque pop as years went on, to some psych elements, and even a return to rootsier sounds they never had in the first place – always delivered with qualities that were head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries – and perfectly put together in the best LA studio styles, with help from giants like Curt Boettcher, Gary Paxton, Bones Howe, and others. The group also became quite skilled in the studio themselves – as you'll hear in the book's copious notes and comments from members themselves – all a perfect package for a set that features 37 mighty tunes that include "Six Man Band", "Goodbye Columbus", "Like Always", "No Fair At All", "Standing Still", "Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies", "Looking Glass", "Birthday Morning", "Makes Me Cry", "PF Sloan", "Just About The Same", "Traveler's Guide", "I Am Up For Europe", "Hear In Here",a nd "Forty Times" – not to mention some bigger hits! CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 2 ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1959. Used ... $16.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array of players – including a young Lee Morgan on trumpet and Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Benny Golson on tenor, with a sense of arrangement that really helps give the group some focus – while still letting the solos open up in a live setting like this! All tracks are long, and played with lots of fire – and the kind of amazing open-ended solos that the group could cook up whenever they were working in a live environment. Titles on this second volume include "Moanin With Hazel", "Blues March For Europe #1", "Like Someone In Love", and "We Named It Justice". CD
(2014 Japanese pressing.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBest Of The Columbia & RCA/Vik Years 1956 to 1959 ... CD
Sony/Real Gone, Late 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 19.99
A nice collection of overlooked work from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – not the oft-reissued material from the group's years at Blue Note, but instead some slightly more obscure sides recorded for Columbia and RCA! The work here also represents a time when Blakey was experimenting a bit more with the group – a stretch right before he settled into some of the more-recorded groups with Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, and Bobby Timmons – but still had a great ear for important younger talent! Players here include Bill Hardman, Donald Byrd, and Lee Morgan on trumpets; Jackie McLean on alto; Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley, and Benny Golson on tenor; and Horace Silver and Sam Dockery on piano! The set includes material from the albums Hard Bop, Drum Suite, Jazz Messengers, Night In Tunisia, and some of the French-only live recordings that Blakey did for RCA in the late 50s – and the set features 16 tracks that include "Nica's Dream", "Evidence", "Blues March For Europe No 1", "Along Came Manon", "Lester Left Town", "Night In Tunisia (live)", "Moanin With Hazel", "Night In Tunisia (take 3)", "Ecaroh", "Cubano Chant", "Almost Like Being In Love", "The Sacrifie", and "Couldn't It Be You (take 4)". CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersComplete Concert At Club Saint Germain ... CD
RCA/Master Jazz (Spain), 1958. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
A 2CD set that features some classic live recordings that Blakey made in France in 1958! The Jazz Messengers were really coming into their own at this time – and Art's leading a sharp group that features Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Bobby Timmons. All tracks are long, and played with lots of fire – and the kind of amazing open-ended solos that the group could cook up whenever they were working in a live environment. The tracks are great too – as Benny Golson rewrote "Blues March" into "Blues March For Europe No 1", and Bobby Timmons contributed "Moanin With Hazel", a new version of "Moanin". Other titles include Bill Hardman's "Politely", Benny Golson's "Along Came Manon" and "Out Of The Past", Monk's "We Named It Justice", and the perennial Jazz Messenger favorite, "Like Someone In Love", a track that Blakey always manages to make come alive with new energy that you'd never expect! 2CDs, featuring all the tracks from the initial 3 LP series! CD

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Marion BrownFive Improvisations ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic work from reedman Marion Brown – an unissued live set from the mid 70s, and one that features a whole new side of his talents! The music is definitely the improvisations promised in the title – but never in a free jazz sort of way, as Brown is working with a group, who have a nice sort of swing on all the tracks – and almost put Marion into hardbop territory that he hardly ever touched at this time! The whole performance is a unique glimpse at that much richer life that Brown was living overseas in the 70s – a time when he was connecting strongly with the jazz scene in Europe, in ways that were not always that well-documented on record – and also working on the American underground, but in ways that were different from some of his better-known material. This set is certainly one of those sides of his career – a beautifully swinging, soulful set that also features work from Brandon Ross on guitar, Jack Gregg on bass, and Steve McGreven on drums. Titles include "First Improvisation", "Second Improvisation", "Third Improvisation", and so on. CD

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Conte Candoli & Frank RosolinoConversation ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An excellent session cut during a stretch when the Candoli/Rosolino team were doing some of their best work – playing in Europe with a number of hip backup groups. This set features an Italian trio of Franco D'Andrea on piano, Giovanni Tomasso on bass, and Gege Munari on drums. Tracks include "Marla", "Attention", "Let's Burn", and "Conversation". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light edge and surface wear.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandAll Smiles ... LP
MPS, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A hard slammer from the Clarke-Boland Big Band – recorded when the band was burning up the road in Europe, taking great players and audiences in one fell swoop, coming up with some of the strongest straight jazz of their generation! The album features stunning solos all around by an all-star mix of American and European players that includes Benny Bailey, Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Dave Pike, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott – all coming together with incredibly fluidity, yet also breaking out for some massive solos on their own! Arrangements are by Boland – tight, right, and outta site – and titles include "Let's Face The Music & Dance", "High School Cadets", "By Strauss", "Gloria", "Sweet & Lovely", "Get Out Of Town", and "I'm All Smiles". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Unipak cover has clear tape on seams, radio station sticker, edge wear, notes in pen inside, and ink stamps on labels.)

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John ColtraneImpressions – Graz 1962 ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Fantastic material from an important early tour of Europe by the John Coltrane Quartet – tracks recorded in Graz, Austria – and a perfect example of the group as they were really beginning to stretch out and explore! At some level, the vibe here is like the famous first run of Village Vanguard sessions by Coltrane – but the sound shows just how much the players had opened up since the previous year – really tremendous work from the leader on both soprano sax and tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums! Coltrane's solos are long and freewheeling, with a beautifully exploratory, yet soulful vibe – and titles include "Inch Worm", "I Want To Talk About You", "Autumn Leaves", and "Impressions". CD

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Miles DavisComplete Columbia Recordings 1963 to 1964 – Seven Steps (7CD box set) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963/1964. Used 7CD & Book ... $79.99
Collects material from Seven Steps To Heaven, Quiet Nights, Miles Davis In Europe, My Funny Valentine, Four & More, Miles In Tokyo, and Miles In Berlin – plus tracks that appeared on Directions and other compilations as well as plenty of previously unissued material. CD
(Out of print first pressing – in the metal case and slipcover.)

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Super Mama DjoboSuper Mama Djobo ... CD
New Dawn (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Rare work from this important Guinean combo! The work has all the sharp, rootsy edges we love in their other releases – but there's also a clarity of recording that really lets some of the best elements come through – especially the incredible interplay on guitar, which is woven through the rhythms in this rich tapestry of sound – with lots of brilliantly breakout moments too. Vocals are sung in unison, which furthers the righteous spirit of the record – and although recorded in Europe, there's no attempt to commercialize the music or make it poppy at all. Titles include "Panseau Na Isna", "Marietu Djeme", "Manobra Da Pequena", "Wai Nene", and "Nambia". CD

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Luiz EcaBrazil 70 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Bomba (Japan), 1970. Used ... $29.99
Strings, piano, and other instrumentation – all wrapped up with a dark sense of power in this heavenly little album from the legendary Luiz Eca – a set that really takes off from his Tamba 4 albums on CTI! The style here is a sophisticated, but never sleepy – and really lets Eca show off some of the more modern modes that were coming to the forefront in his work – arrangements that easily rival some of the most complex coming out of Europe or the US at the time, but still cast with a bossa-inspired sense of space and sound that balances fullness with focus in a really wonderful way! Roberto Menescal produced, and the overall sound is completely wonderful – a new level of advancement in Brazilian music, carried out perfectly throughout! Titles include "Sa Marina", "O Sonho", "Oferenda", "Cantador", "Zazueira", "Se Voce Pensa", "Pais Tropical", and "Juliana". CD
(Out of print.)

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FeltSeventeenth Century (aka Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death) ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Brilliant – simply brilliant – work by Felt – an album recorded at a time when they should have gone for the hits, but pulled back to really work on their own creative vibe! The album is an instrumental one all the way through – unlike any of their others, all of which feature vocals – and it's got the quartet working in a melange of organ, electric piano, guitar, and percussion – crafting spare and thoughtful little tunes, all very short, and all working like little "song poems" in a plain, simple, and very subtle sense. Gone are the extended noodling bits of the early albums, and in their place are concise musical statements that are brilliantly delivered with a sound unlike anything else we can think of – at once evoking images of 60s use of organ and guitars, but at another, coming off with a sound that stretches back to the American heartland, and the dark days of early Europe. Titles include "The Palace", "Song For William S Harvey", "Ancient City Where I Lived", "Voyage To Illumination", and "Sapphire Mansions". CD

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Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion IncRitual (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Omega/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 30.98 On May 27, 2022
Fierce funky grooves from the legendary Nico Gomez – a set cooked up in Europe, but heavy with influences from the other side of the Atlantic – from Havana all the way up to New York! There's definitely a Latin groove to the record – one that's similar to other Gomez productions – but there's also lots of heavy funk at the bottom – with basslines that drive most numbers along boldly, really raw percussion played with a nice sense of spontaneity, and these super-tight keyboards and guitars that you might find in American funk! The mix of modes is very much in the best spirit of contemporary groups like Chakachas or Lafayette Afro Rock Band – and titles include "Caballo Negro", "Lupita", "Baila Chibiquiban", "Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!", "One Note Samba", "Cuba Libre", and "El Condor Pasa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive pressing on red vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, May 27.

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Dexter GordonAfter Hours ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), Mid 60s. Used ... $11.99
Lost genius from Dexter Gordon's initial years in Europe – a set that has him still stretching out in familiar Scandinavian modes, but with a slightly tighter sound too! The group's notable in that it features trumpeter Rolf Ericson – whose horn really adds a lot to the frontline, and has a surprisingly strong talent for matching Gordon's beautifully-blown longform solo modes! Rhythm is from the trio of Lars Sjosten on piano, Sture Nordin on bass, and Per Hulten on drums – and titles include "All The Things You Are", "Darn That Dream", "Straight No Chaser",and "I Remember You". CD
(Booklet has a very small mark from sticker removal – nothing major and still a great copy.)

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Dexter GordonManhattan Symphonie ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Sealed ... $11.99
Later genius from Dexter Gordon – an album recorded upon his return to the US in 1976, and done in a style that breaks the bounds of some of his sessions in Europe! Gordon seems to take new life in the recording – moving past the simple role of main soloist on familiar tunes, and stepping into a much more strongly group-minded leader – one who grooves easily with the piano of George Cables, bass of Rufus Reid, and drums of Eddie Gladden – in a session that's overflowing with soulful invention. Even older tunes take on a new spark of life in these arrangements – and Gordon's phrasing has this "bite" that comes through beautifully, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Tanya", "I Told You So", "LTD", "Moment's Notice", and "As Time Goes By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout hole and Nice Price sticker.)

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Dexter GordonPower (Tower Of Power/More Power) ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A pair of great American albums from Dexter Gordon – back to back in a single set! First up is Tower Of Power – recorded at a time when Dexter Gordon certainly was a tower of power – as his lengthy 60s stay in Europe helped him to work work work, and season his playing considerably – to a point at which he emerged as a masterful soloist far beyond the limits of his early bop recordings! This session features Dexter back with an American group – one that features Barry Harris on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums – plus a very welcome James Moody on tenor on one track, "Monmartre", blowing in that raspier tone of the late 60s we love so much! Other titles include "Stanley The Steamer", "The Rainbow People", and "Those Were The Days" – all nice and long! More Power is one of Dex's few great group sessions from the late 60's. Unlike a lot of other records from the time – in which he solos long and meanderingly with a piano trio backing him up, on standards he's played a million times – this one has him playing with a tight group that includes James Moody, Barry Harris, Buster Williams, and Albert Heath, on a set of nice original material with titles like "Fried Bananas", "Boston Bernie", and "Sticky Wicket". There's also 2 jazz standards – "Lady Bird" and "Meditation" – but they're both taken in a nice tight way, and in keeping with the rest of the album. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter Gordon & Slide HamptonDay In Copenhagen (MPS) ... LP
MPS, 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A tremendous European meeting of tenorist Dexter Gordon and trombonist Slide Hampton – brought together in this impeccable sextet session for MPS – a real standout in the label's straight jazz catalog over the years! By the time of the set, Gordon had been working heavily in Europe, especially Copenhagen – a locale where he was given ample freedom to stretch out and really explore his tone and phrasing. Hampton had also kicked around the continent a fair bit too, but in a tighter format, doing arrangements for others and working in bigger groups – and it's actually his careful touch that really helps shape the sound of the set – by bringing Gordon's groove into a focus more strongly than before, and reminding us that Dex was a great group player when he wanted to be! The frontline features Gordon's tenor, Hampton's trombone, and the trumpet of Dizzy Reece – often stating the heads in a fluidly soulful way, then breaking out nicely with individual voices – very much in the best Blue Note mode. Rhythm is by the trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and titles include 3 excellent originals by Hampton – "A New Thing", "My Blues", and "A Day In Vienna" – plus a wicked almost-Lee Morgan-esque take on "What's New", and versions of "Shadow Of Your Smile" and "You Don't Know What Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s PAUSA pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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Johnny GriffinLady Heavy Bottom's Waltz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
One of the rarest Johnny Griffin albums ever – a set recorded as a side project when Griff was working with the Clarke Boland Big Band – in a lineup that features some of the best members from that great ensemble! The style's a bit more laidback and soulful than other CBBB projects – more in the mode of Johnny's roots in Chicago during the 50s, but still inflected with some of the sharper touches he picked up during his 60s years in Europe. Other players here are all wonderful – and include Benny Bailey on trumpet, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Ake Persson on trombone, Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and both Kenny Clarke and Kenny Clare on drums – seemingly playing together on some tracks, which creates a nicely skittish rhythm in the set! Titles include "The Turk's Bolero", "Deep Eight", "A Handful Of Soul", "Foot Patting", and "Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that the LP has two Side 1 labels on it but the records fine.)

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Joe Harris, Ake Persson, & Benny BaileyQuincy Here We Come (aka The Music Of Quincy Jones) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1959. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
An excellent album that's a perfect document of the strong impact that Quincy Jones had in the transatlantic jazz scene of the late 50s and early 60s. The set was recorded in 1960, and features two players that Quincy would leave behind in Europe to have a huge influence on the scene. Trumpeter Benny Bailey is the greatest of these – and his impact on jazz in Germany and Sweden during the 60s and 70s cannot be discounted. The other is drummer Joe Harris, who does excellent work here in a group that includes Arne Domnerus on sax, Ake Persson on trombone, and Gunnar Svensson on piano – all Swedes that Quincy picked up after touring the country heavily during the late 50s. The set grooves with the best of Jones' work on Mercury from the time – and although Quincy's not listed in the credits, it's probably only because of contractual reasons. Titles are all Jones originals – including "Meet Benny Bailey", "Plenty, Plenty Soul", "Fallen Feathers", and "The Midnight Sun Never Sets". CD

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisPresenting Thad Jones & Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra/Live At The Village Vanguard/Big Band Sound Featuring Miss Ruth Brown ... CD
Solid State/BGO (UK), 1966/1967. Used 2CD ... $22.99
A trio of classics from the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra! First up is the initial Presenting album – great music by one of the hippest large American ensembles of the late 60s – almost a US equivalent to the groovy sound of the Clark Boland Big Band over in Europe! Trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis had already made some great music together on their own – but once they came together in a record like this, they really found a great new direction for their energy – a bold musical force that's strong enough to also encompass the rich talents of players who include Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Joe Farrell on tenor, Jerome Richardson on soprano sax, Richard Williams on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer and Tom McIntosh on trombones, Hank Jones on piano, and Richard Davis on bass! The sound is full, but never overwhelming – and like the Clark Boland group, this one has a great way of breaking open to allow key soloists to have some great space on their own – a modern approach, and one that still never has the band losing its groove. Titles include "ABC Blues", "Mean What You Say", "Three & One", and "Once Around". The next album was recorded live in the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis home turf at the Village Vanguard! The group at this point was a freshly-created outfit filled with some of the best large group jazz soloists of the time – players that included Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Eddie Daniels, Pepper Adams, Richard Williams, and Bob Brookmeyer – not to mention Jones and Lewis themselves! The style here is very much in the mode that the Clarke Boland Band was crafting in Europe during the same period – a redefinition of the larger jazz group, in a way that allowed it to swing with the dynamic energy and soul of some of the smaller combos of the 60s. And while the Jones/Lewis group had many years over which to hone their craft, they've never sounded better than on these initial recordings – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Samba Con Getchu", "A That's Freedom", "Bachafillen", and "Little Pixie". On the last album in the set, Ruth Brown joins the big band of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – in a set that's a real standout in the career of all three artists! Thad and Mel already have a pretty great groove going at this point – a large ensemble approach to jazz, yet one that's swingingly soulful – very much on a par with some of Gerald Wilson's hip work of the same time at time. And adding in Ruth Brown's vocals is a great choice – as she not only needs a great showcase like this for her amazing voice, but also because she really helps unlock a soulful sort of energy that the group always had in their instrumental music. The approach is a bit like some of Etta Jones' best 60s recordings – a nice shift for Brown – and titles include "Black Coffee", "Fine Brown Frame", "You Won't Let Go", "Trouble In Mind", and "Be Anything (But Be Mine)". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisPresenting Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra ... LP
Solid State, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the hippest large American ensembles of the late 60s – almost a US equivalent to the groovy sound of the Clark Boland Big Band over in Europe! Trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis had already made some great music together on their own – but once they came together in a record like this, they really found a great new direction for their energy – a bold musical force that's strong enough to also encompass the rich talents of players who include Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Joe Farrell on tenor, Jerome Richardson on soprano sax, Richard Williams on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer and Tom McIntosh on trombones, Hank Jones on piano, and Richard Davis on bass! The sound is full, but never overwhelming – and like the Clark Boland group, this one has a great way of breaking open to allow key soloists to have some great space on their own – a modern approach, and one that still never has the band losing its groove. Titles include "ABC Blues", "Mean What You Say", "Three & One", and "Once Around". LP, Vinyl record album

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisPresenting Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (original cover) ... LP
Solid State, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
One of the hippest large American ensembles of the late 60s – almost a US equivalent to the groovy sound of the Clark Boland Big Band over in Europe! Trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis had already made some great music together on their own – but once they came together in a record like this, they really found a great new direction for their energy – a bold musical force that's strong enough to also encompass the rich talents of players who include Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Joe Farrell on tenor, Jerome Richardson on soprano sax, Richard Williams on trumpet, Bob Brookmeyer and Tom McIntosh on trombones, Hank Jones on piano, and Richard Davis on bass! The sound is full, but never overwhelming – and like the Clark Boland group, this one has a great way of breaking open to allow key soloists to have some great space on their own – a modern approach, and one that still never has the band losing its groove. Titles include "ABC Blues", "Mean What You Say", "Three & One", and "Once Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones & Mel Lewis Live At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Solid State, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the first albums in a long line of successes from the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – recorded live in their home turf at the Village Vanguard! The group at this point was a freshly-created outfit filled with some of the best large group jazz soloists of the time – players that included Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Eddie Daniels, Pepper Adams, Richard Williams, and Bob Brookmeyer – not to mention Jones and Lewis themselves! The style here is very much in the mode that the Clarke Boland Band was crafting in Europe during the same period – a redefinition of the larger jazz group, in a way that allowed it to swing with the dynamic energy and soul of some of the smaller combos of the 60s. And while the Jones/Lewis group had many years over which to hone their craft, they've never sounded better than on these initial recordings – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Samba Con Getchu", "A That's Freedom", "Bachafillen", and "Little Pixie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, but is in nice shape otherwise!)

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Steve LacyStraws ... LP
Cramps/Dialogo (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful Steve Lacy album recorded during his fruitful time in Europe during the 70s – and one that's nicely different than some of his other material of the decade! The approach here really fits in with the Cramps Records style of presentation – as Lacy is maybe in a more experimental mode at times, especially on two of the album's tracks that mix together soprano sax solos with work on tape – one track that features construction sounds, another with players trying out different reed instruments! Two more tunes feature some accompaniment on celeste – another unusual mode for Lacy – and two more are solo soprano sax performances. Titles include "Pinochle", "Straws", "Hemline", "The Rise", and "Feline". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sheila Landis with Larry NozeroBebop Angel ... LP
SheLan, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The third album by this incredibly hip vocalist – a massive talent that should have been huge, had she broke out of the Michigan scene in which she operated, with a voice that's as strong as the best jazz singers of her time in New York or Europe. Sheila's got that flowing scatting mode that a number of female singers began using in the wake of Flora Purim – but she also touches it with a solid jazz approach, no silliness, and no overly flowery bits to get in the way of the songs. And her songs are great – mostly originals, with a fresh honest vocal approach that really gets past the usual snoozy album of standards. On this set, she's backed up by the Larry Nozero Quartet – you may remember Larry from his excellent reed work on some of Eddie Russ' albums of the 70s, and he's every bit as great here, blowing a variety of saxes and flute to give the tunes a nice edge, and really breaking out on the album's modal instrumental "Cleans Weep". Other tracks include "Ordinary Rain", "I Try To Pretend", "Schemes Of Mad September", "Nightwalking", and "I Want To Join Their Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, a small trace of an old sticker, and a small bit of seam splitting.)

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Agustin Pereyra LucenaLa Rana ... CD
MAI/Far Out (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
A landmark bit of Brazilian from Europe – and a sweet groover from guitarist Agustin Pereyra Lucena! The set was recorded in Oslo, but it's got the warm sound of a Brazilian jazz set from the time – with Agustin on acoustic guitar and percussion – backed by a quartet that features bass, sax, flute, and piano. The sound's kind of an extension of the Baden Powell groove of the early 70s – but with a deeper, more contemplative approach at times – and Lucena sounds equally great on the mellower tracks as he does on the album's standout groovers! Includes the killer cut "La Rana", a remake of Joao Donato's "The Frog" – plus the tracks "Tema Barroco", "Pra Que Chorar", "3 Horas Da Manha", and "Encuentro De Sombras". CD

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Tania MariaLove Explosion ... LP
Concord, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
More slickly produced than Tania's earlier albums of bossa jazz from Europe – but a very nice record of mellow fusiony grooves, with some excellent work on the keys from Tania, and her usual bright vocals firmly in place. Jon Lucien guest stars on the track "The Rainbow Of Your Love", which is sort of a snoozer – but there's lots of other nice moments like "Deep Cove View", "Bela Be Bela", "Pour Toi", and the classic "Funky Tamborim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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MaysaMaysa (1966) ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1966. Used ... $11.99
A pretty great record by this Brazilian singer from the 60s! The album's got some fairly dramatic material – as was Maysa's wont – and it features sophisticated arrangements by Erlon Chaves that mix a post-bossa sound with styles that were being used by some of Europe's bigger singers at the time. Includes an incredibly haunting version of "Canto De Osshana", plus "Fantasia De Cellos/Primavera", "Fantasia De Trombones/Demais", "Canto Livre", "Tristeza", and "Morrer De Amor". Also features an English version of "Just In Time" and a French version of "Ne me Quitte Pas". CD also features 2 bonus cuts – "Palavras Palavras" and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". CD
(Out of print and still sealed!)

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Gwen McCraeLay It On Me – The Columbia Years ... CD
Columbia/Reel Music/P&C, Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.99
Amazing rare soul from Gwen McCrae – little-known material recorded for Columbia records in the years before her later 70s fame at TK! The style here is nice and rootsy – very southern soul in its approach, even more so than Gwen's earliest work at TK – thanks, perhaps, to less of a club or pop crossover need in the production. Yet there's also a key link with the TK years, too – production by Steve Alaimo, who's really finding his way here in a great way – borrowing bits from other southern soul modes, moving them down to Miami, and helping forge a whole new chapter in southern soul for the 70s. Gwen's vocals are incredible – arguably even deeper and more hard-hitting than on some of her bigger hits – and the freshness of the material further makes the set great. Plus, since Columbia never issued a full album of this work in the US (although there was one rare record of the singles in Europe in the 70s), this package makes the first-ever full length Columbia album from Gwen – put together with stunning sound, very detailed notes, and some great vintage images. Titles include "Leave The Driving To Us", "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", "Lay It On Me", "Lead Me On", "Lovin In The Lay A Way", "I'm Losing The Feeling", and "Been So Long". CD

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Pony PoindexterPony's Express ... LP
Epic, 1963. Near Mint- ... $38.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by the mighty Pony Poindexter – a great reedman who made great waves on both sides of the Atlantic in the 50s and 60s! Pony first rose to fame in the band of Count Basie, but he's also got a pedigree that includes work in both New Orleans and San Francisco, and key later sides in Europe for MPS and other labels. This rare Epic set has Pony working as the lead soloist in a screaming hard sax section that includes Eric Dolphy, Gene Quill, Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Phil Woods, and Dexter Gordon – all top-shelf players willing to take second seat to Pony, and let him stretch out in the lead! The group's a largish one, but Pony breaks out with some beautiful soulful solos on alto and soprano sax – supported by a tight rhythm section that includes Gildo Mahones on piano. Titles include "Lanyop", "Pony's Express", "Cattin Latin", "Blue", and "B Frequency". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – ECPU 10 – still in shrink! Cover has some very light aging in a few spots, but this is a great copy overall.)

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Baden PowellLa Genie De Baden Powell Vol 3 ... LP
Imagem (Brazil), Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
One of those great sets that Baden Powell cut over in Europe, when he was really opening up his sound – a bit like his work for the MPS label, with the bass of Guy Pedersen, percussion from Joaquim Paes Henriques and Luis Agudo, and vocals from the lovely Janine De Waleyne! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a bit of splitting, and vinyl has a click on two tracks.)

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Sahib ShihabSahib Shihab & All Those Cats ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 39.99
Although reed player Sahib Shihab made a few records in the US in the late 50's, it wasn't until he moved to Europe and started hanging out with the likes of the Clarke-Boland Big Band that his talents really started to flower. This cool new LP brings together 15 small-combo recordings made by Shihab and other members of the CBBB (like Fats Sadi, Benny Bailey, Francy Boland, and Jimmy Woode) during the mid 60's. All the material was recorded by CBBB manager/producer Gigi Campi, and none of the stuff's been issued before as far as we can tell. The groove is nice and swinging, with excellent rolling grooves by Sadi on bongos and vibes. Shihab plays both flute and baritone, and the set swings with the same sort of modal groove as the best Saba/MPS recordings from the time. Cuts include "Campi's Idea", "Dijdar", "Companionship (I + II)", "Peter's Waltz", "Om Mani Padme Hum", and "Herr Fixit". As with the other titles in this series, the music's accompanied by a great package, with loads of excellent photos, good notes, and stellar sound quality. This is the kind of stuff we collect jazz for, and it's great to have it in stock at a nice low price! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tomasz StankoDark Eyes ... CD
ECM, 2009. Used ... $12.99
A beauty from trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and his intuitive quintet – a roomy and wonderful session for ECM – featuring some excellent Stanko compositions and a pair of numbers penned by Krzysztof Komeda! There's an efficiency at work in Stanko's material that's effective and moving, with sacrificing any dynamism or sharpness of mood. The arrangements leave plenty of shadowy space, a very effective approach. The group includes Alex Tuomarila on piano, Jakob Bro on guitar, Anders Christensen on bass and Olavi Louhivuori on drums. Titles include "So Nice", "Terminal 7", "The Dark Eyes Of Martha Hirsch", "Grand Central", 'Amsterdam Avenue", "Samba Nova", "Dirge For Europe", "May Sun", "Last Song" and "Etiuda Baletowa No 3". CD
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Emma TriccaMinor White ... CD
Bird/Finders Keepers (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
The Minor White album from a major talent in the contemporary underground folk scene – the debut from England via Italy's Emma Tricca – one of the better modern albums from the Bird/Twisted Nerve/Finders Keepers family we've heard! There is a familiar, easy going grace and unfussy charm to the way Emma sings and picks guitar, and it's tough to describe without falling back on the obvious benchmark influences – a bit of Nick Drake, and a number of the great acoustic folk of the psychedelic era in both the Europe and the US – but Emma simply does it better than many of her modern peers. Her voice is sweet, fragile, soothing and assured – and the arrangements are tender and quiet – relying on the voices and acoustic guitars, with Luca Guernieri on accompaniment, a little bit of violin, banjo, and other occasional elements. Titles include "All Around The Hudson", "Blind Me", "Cobblestone Street", "Middletown", "Paris Rain", "Monday Morning Yawning", "Weatherman", "It Doesn't Matter" and "Lost In New York". CD

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Phil WoodsFloresta Canto ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of those great records from the 70s that makes you say "man, Phil Woods was hip!" The session was cut in London with an electrified big band led by Chris Gunning, and featuring keyboards by the groovy Gordon Beck – kind of a blend of strings, keys, and woodwinds – providing some lush backdrops that allow Phil to really open up on some great solos. The style is similar to Phil's album Images, done with Michel Legrand – but with some more electric touches – and like that album, it's got a wonderfully fluid, lyrical approach that's quite different from the harder-jamming fusion albums Woods cut in Europe. Titles include "Canto De Ossanha", "Sails", "Roses", "Without You", "Jesse", and "O Morro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light ring wear & aging.)

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Leo WrightSuddenly The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A record of incredible beauty from the great Leo Wright – and one that we'd never part with at all! Wright's one of those excellent players from the 60s who never really gets his due – largely because he was always hiding behind larger groups, and because he left the US in the decade for an extended stint in Europe. Still he cut some fantastic early work with both Dizzy Gillespie and Lalo Schifrin – and this album captures him right during the peak of that early period! The record features light lively backing from a quartet that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and some tracks have a beautifully groovy sound that's slightly bossa, slightly soul jazz. One of the best of these is Wright's great cover of "A Felicidade", but the record contains many other great moments, like "The Wiggler", "Tali", "Sassy Lady", and "Dionysis". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s red and purple label pressing. Cover has a tiny cutout hole, but this is a great copy!)

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VariousI Love Serge – Electronicagainsbourg Vol 2 ... LP
Universal (France), 2001. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The groovy French pop of Serge Gainsbourg gets the remix treatment! After years of being sampled by hip hoppers, referenced by post-rockers, and claimed as an influence by a wide range of singers and instrumentalists – Serge Gainsbourg's finally breaking into the mainstream of modern music with this tasty batch of remixes from some of Europe's best producers. Of course, ol' Serge is probably rolling over in his grave at the thought of the project – but from our end of things, the whole thing sounds pretty groovy! Titles include "La Bas C'est Natural" remixed by Faze Action, "Bonnie & Clyde" remixed by Herbert, "Requiem Pour Un Con" remixed by The Orb, "Marabout" remixed by Bob Sinclair, and "Sea Sex & Sun" remixed by Demon Ritchie. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Lou Bennett QuartetEnfin ... LP
RCA (France), 1963. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heck of a Hammond set – and from Europe, no less! Lou Bennett was a visionary player from the US who recorded some of his best work in the French scene of the 60s – grooving in a mode that was clearly inspired by Jimmy Smith, but which also showed some of the talent for pushing the Hammond past its boundaries – as would show up more heavily in the work of Larry Young. Like Young, Bennett displays an early affinity for the work of Coltrane – apparent here from the album's leadoff take on Trane's jaunty "Moment's Notice". Other tracks on the set are equally striking – and include versions of Ornette Coleman's "Jane" and JJ Johnson's "JJ" – as well as 2 great originals by Rene Thomas, who plays guitar in the quartet – "I Remember Sonny" and "Indicatif" – plus Bennett's own "Enfin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage French pressing, in flipback cover – a nice clean copy! First pressing – back logo is black on yellow. Cover is nice!)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 2 ... LP
RCA (France), 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array of players – including a young Lee Morgan on trumpet and Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Benny Golson on tenor, with a sense of arrangement that really helps give the group some focus – while still letting the solos open up in a live setting like this! All tracks are long, and played with lots of fire – and the kind of amazing open-ended solos that the group could cook up whenever they were working in a live environment. Titles on this second volume include "Moanin With Hazel", "Blues March For Europe #1", "Like Someone In Love", and "We Named It Justice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert – RCA PG 22 – a great copy!)
Also available Art Blakey Et Les Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain Vol 2 ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Bossa Tres . . . JazzBossa Tres . . . Jazz ... CD
Yellow Productions (France), 1999. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer collection of Brazilian grooves – put together by the folks at Yellow Productions, and very much in the tradition of some of their other projects, like the Reminiscence Quartet. This one's a more abstract effort, though – and it fits in nicely with early work by Takemura/Spiritual Vibes, the remixes on Glucklich III, and some of the recent work on the Far Out label. Billed as a "Tokyo meets Europe" project, the record spans the 90s Japanese production of bossa-inflected grooves, touched by the modern European talent for cool production techniques. The set's got 2 CDs in all, with titles that include "Gilberto", "Searchin", "Interlude", "Ms Loneliness", "Candomble", and "Black Shrine" – plus some CD Rom bonus information and digitized paintings! CD

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✨✧ Hans Koch & Paul LovensNephlokokkygia 1992 ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1992. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic reedwork from Hans Koch – a player captured here at the height of his powers, on a series of live improvisations with drummer Paul Lovens, recorded during a tour of Eastern Europe in the early 90s! Koch doesn't always get his due alongside some of the bigger names of the overseas scene – but his work here is fantastic on a range of reeds – tenor, soprano, clarinet, and bass clarinet – all used with the kind of quick-thinking tones and textures you might hear from a range of players that might include Evan Parker and Mats Gustafsson! Drummer Lovens is always great too, but really seems to wrap his work here around the lead inspiration of Koch – using drums, cymbals, gongs, and even a musical saw at all the right moments, in all the right ways – on long improvisations titled "In Sofia", "In Warna", "In Plovidiv", and "In Russe". CD

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✨✧ Psychedelic FursPsychedelic Furs ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "India", "Sister Europe", "Fall", "Soap Commercial", "Imitation Of Christ", "Wedding Song", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later US pressing – PC 36791. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Enrico Rava, Sergio Fanni, Modern Jazz Gang, & OthersJazz In Italy ... LP
Honey Pie, Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary overview of jazz on the Italian scene at the start of the 60s – a great document of the new modes that was really setting the work of Italian jazz musicians apart from those in other parts of Europe – working with fresh ideas and a new conception that's completely sublime! The work here often has a great balance between structure and individual voice – and many numbers feature strong soloists who'd go on to great fame in a variety of settings – already graced here with talents that seem greater than their young years. Trumpeter Enrico Rava leads things off in a quartet with pianist Maurizio Lama, on a version of the tune "Line For Lyons" – and Lama follows with a trio reading of his own "Tema For Franco". Trumpeter Sergio Fanni is joined by the great Eraldo Volante on tenor and baritone on the tunes "Duo" and "Circeo". Later soundtrack artist Piero Umiliani serves up his "Picolla Suite Americana" – followed by the Modern Jazz Gang of saxophonist Sandro Brugnolini (with later sound library giants Enzo Scoppa and Cicci Santucci), on the tracks "The Drum Is A Tramp" and "Blue Mirria". Trombonist Dino Piana delivers the tune "Tempo Di Febbraio" with help from the great Gianni Basso on tenor – and the set also features a reading of "Bag's Groove" with Giorgio Azzolini on bass, Piano on trombone, and Attilio Donadio on alto. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roxy MusicStranded (half-speed master) ... LP
EG/Virgin, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Roxy Music's third album, and a record that really shows that the group have found a tremendous voice of their own – quite a thing to do, given the heady brew of records that were coming out in the year of 1973! There's a style here that's familiar enough to draw the listener in – maybe some echoes of territory you might hear in work from David Bowie, Lou Reed, John Cale, or the now-solo Brian Eno – but once inside, you find yourself in a completely different world – a mad blend of guitars and strings, saxophones and electronics, all used in these ways that are tuneful enough to be catchy, but also deeply unsettling too – as are the lead vocals of Bryan Ferry, who comes across like some older European singer who's been let out of the madhouse for the sessions. This isn't a singles-heavy record, but instead an album-length journey that never gets old, even as the years move on – and which is as powerful to new ears discovering the record for the first time as to longtime fans. Titles include "Street Life", "Just Like You", "Amazona", "Psalm", "Serenade", "A Song For Europe", "Mother Of Pearl", and "Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Half-speed mastered and cut at Abbey Road!)

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✨✧ TimesMy Picture Gallery – The Artpop Recordings (6CD set) ... CD
Artpop/Cherry Red (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 6CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really great work from The Times – a group who maybe sprung up during the mod revival in the UK during the early 80s, but who also have their own very special version of wit and wisdom in their music! The short-lived group was formed by Edward Ball after time in the Television Personalities – and they've got a 60s-styled sound that mixes some of the growing Creation Records style with some of the humor of Ball's earlier group – all served up in a focus on short, tuneful songs that have the guitars in the lead in a post-Jam fashion, but which keep things nicely simple throughout! The lyrics are great – simple, but playful – often stating some of the themes of the titles, which include references to 60s mod greats, pop art, and even classic Brit TV – as heard in the group's best-known cut, "I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape"! There's a wealth of work here that we'd never heard before – as the massive set features the full albums Go With The Times, Pop Goes Art, This Is London, Hello Europe, Enjoy, and the Up Against It soundtrack – plus 63 bonus tracks from singles, compilations, and other unusual sources. That's a massive 127 tracks in all – a really complete picture of the group! CD

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✨✧ Phil Woods & His European Rhythm MachinePhil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine (Pierre Cardin) ... LP
Pierre Cardin (France), 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album of funky electric jazz – and possibly the best one that Phil Woods cut with his European group! The quartet's a very hip group that's way hipper than its clunky name – with Gordon Beck on electric piano and organ, Daniel Humair on percussion and drums, and Henri Texier on bass, flute, and African percussion – all instrumentalists who dip heavily into the deep bag of their mighty talents for the date, helping to push Phil's music into some very cool new territory! The album cooks a lot harder than Woods' previous MGM date with the Rhythm Machine group in Europe – and has a really freewheeling vibe, and a sound that's almost outside at points. All tracks are long, with a modal electric approach that's very nice – and funky in the best parts – and titles include "Chromatic Banana", "Ultimate Choice", "The Last Page", and "The Day When The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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✨✧ VariousCreative Musicians 2 – More Highly Underrated Masterpieces From The Funk Era ... LP
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible batch of funky jams – a seemingly disparate range that burns together beautifully! The set kicks off in appropriately grimy fashion with Jimmy Lynch's "F**king Up" – a gutterfunk blast that would make the JBs blush – and the energy carries throughout the rest of the set! Curator Florian Keller's track list features powerhouse soul, percussion & keys instrumentals, psychedelic flourishes, soul grunts, and leftfield numbers from funky funky Europe! 19 tracks in all, including "Candy Man (edit)" by Josephine James, "Momma Momma" by Betty Barney, "You're Blowing My Mind" by "Bobby Wayne", "Give Me Mercy" by Ruff Francis, "Manifesto" by James Lewis, "Somethin' Going Wrong" by Malcouns, "And I Love You" by Darling Dears, "Love Is All You Need" by Madeline Bell, "Galaxy Medley" by Frank Hatchett and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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✨✧ VariousMusic From Distant Corners Of The World – Treasures Of The Explorer Series ... LP
Nonesuch, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A compilation of the Nonesuch Explorer series. It's split up into The Far East, which features "Ketjak", "Baris", "Frong Song", "Ketawang", "Echigojishi", and "Shrine Music"; India, which contains "Ni Ri Ni Ri Ga Ma", "Jogia", "Yaman", "Banturiti", and "Telisi Rama Chintanato"; Africa & The Americas, which contains "Me Voy A Belen", "Candomble", "Gumbukumbu", and "El Perro"; and Continental Europe, which includes "Krivo Horo", "Sto Limani Tou Piraea", "Ladarke", "Gaida Avasi", and "Sinoc M I Je Lane Mojo Dolazio Mile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker on one corner.)

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✨✧ Fred Anderson TrioLive At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great set from AACM legend – tenorist Fred Anderson – cut in the very familiar home territory of his Velvet Lounge in Chicago! Anderson had been tending bar and leading jam sessions at the tavern since his return from Europe in the early 80s – but ended up purchasing the venue towards the end of the next decade – and quickly turned it into one of the real hotspots for the rising Chicago avant garde! This classic live set features Anderson caught in his home turf, in the company of bassist Peter Kowald and drummer Hamid Drake – prime example of the kind of local/international crossover sets that were really shaking the Chicago scene in the 90s. The set features 3 long tracks – "Straight, But Not Straight", "To Those Who Know", and "Multidimensional Reality". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things – Graz 1962 ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic material from an important early tour of Europe by the John Coltrane Quartet – tracks recorded in Graz, Austria – and a perfect example of the group as they were really beginning to stretch out and explore! At some level, the vibe here is like the famous first run of Village Vanguard sessions by Coltrane – but the sound shows just how much the players had opened up since the previous year – really tremendous work from the leader on both soprano sax and tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums! Coltrane's solos are long and freewheeling, with a beautifully exploratory, yet soulful vibe – and titles include "Mr PC", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and a great 24 minute take of "My Favorite Things". CD

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✨✧ Agustin Pereyra LucenaLa Rana ... LP
MAI/Far Out (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark bit of Brazilian from Europe – and a sweet groover from guitarist Agustin Pereyra Lucena! The set was recorded in Oslo, but it's got the warm sound of a Brazilian jazz set from the time – with Agustin on acoustic guitar and percussion – backed by a quartet that features bass, sax, flute, and piano. The sound's kind of an extension of the Baden Powell groove of the early 70s – but with a deeper, more contemplative approach at times – and Lucena sounds equally great on the mellower tracks as he does on the album's standout groovers! Includes the killer cut "La Rana", a remake of Joao Donato's "The Frog" – plus the tracks "Tema Barroco", "Pra Que Chorar", "3 Horas Da Manha", and "Encuentro De Sombras". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available La Rana ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Bosko PetrovicBP Collection (Feel So Fine/BP Club After Dark/With Pain I Was Born/Round Midnight) (4CD set) ... CD
Jugoton/Croatia (Croatia), 1960s/Early 90s. New Copy 4CDs ... Out Of Stock
Four rare albums from Croatian vibist Bosko Petrovic – none of which were issued in the US at the time! The set begins with Feel So Fine – billed to Bosko Petrovic & Friends, which is a great illustration of how warmly collaborative Bosko could be in his music – working here with a range of different players who passed through his isolated scene – including Kenny Drew on piano, Jerome Richardson on tenor, Clark Terry on trumpet, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, James Newton on flute, and Joe Turner on vocals! Given the range of players listed, the music is a great testament to the diversity and abilities that Petrovic had on the vibes – right up there with the talents of Milt Jackson, who was both an influence and supporter. Titles include "Two Songs", "In Walked Bud", "In A Mellow Tone", "BP On Tour", "Bag's Groove", and "Tiffany Girl". Next is BP Club After Dark – an album that has Petrovic collaborating with the great guitarist Joe Pass – a player whose sense of tone and timing is a perfect match for Bosko's work on vibes! A few tracks also feature a second guitarist, Damir Dicic, and a few others feature a string quartet – which makes for a very unusual album from both players – on titles that include "Nuages", "Emily", "Manha Do Carnaval", "Belleville", "Nature Boy", and "Bernie's Tune". With Pain I Was Born is titled after Petrovic's first famous composition with the Zagreb Quartet, but the record is a 2002 trio performance with Primoz Grasic on guitar and Mario Mavrin on electric bass – a wonderful setting for the very poetic talents of Bosko on the vibes, as the group move through tunes that include "Oberkreiner Lullabye", "Sigurd's Garden", "With Pain I Was Born", "Summertime", and "Samba Da Pipi". Last up is Round Midnight – a really sweet set that has the vibes of Bosko Petrovic coming into play with larger arrangements from the RTV Big Band – all with a soulful, sensuous sound that's a lot like records that have Milt Jackson working with a larger group! Petrovic's got a similar sense of color and tone, but is maybe even more powerful in approach – often with a warmth that really belies his photo on the cover, and a confidence that marks his many years as one of the key jazz musicians in Eastern Europe! Many tunes are standards, given some compelling new arrangements – and the set also features a few originals, too. Tracks include "Zagreb By Night", "That's For Ending", "Bluesette", "Early Autumn", "I Remember Clifford", and "I Love You ZJQ". Very nice package – with some bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Lucky Thompson & Tommy FlanaganLucky Meets Tommy & Friends ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Lucky Thompson – very different than any of his more famous 50s recordings, and caught at a really great time in his career! The CD features 2 obscure albums recorded in New York in 1965 for the Rivoli label – at a time when Lucky had just returned from Europe, and had picked up the soprano sax in addition to his regular tenor. The soprano gave Lucky a lighter, freer, more exploratory soul-based sound that was really unique – a bit Dolphy-inspired at times, but with a more inside approach, as in the work of Nathan Davis – so that even on numbers that might seem staid at the outset, the sax work has an edgey quality that's really wonderful. Both of the sessions feature Tommy Flanagan on piano and Willie Ruff on bass – and both drummers on the set (Oliver Jackson and Walter Perkins) manage to create off-key rhythms that really keep things fresh throughout. A few tracks feature additional organ and guitar, and the CD features 16 tracks that include "Love", "On Tippy Top", "Slow Dough", "Star Eyes", "Poor Butterfly", "Kinfolks Corner", "Evil Eva", and "Caressable". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barney WilenMore From Barney At The Club Saint-Germain ... CD
RCA (France), 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little set – never issued before, but recorded at the same time as Wilen's classic 1959 album Barney, caught live at the Club St-Germain with a group that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Duke Jordan on piano, Paul Rovere on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums. Like the Barney album, these tracks are fantastic – some of the most open-ended playing that Wilen ever did in the 50s, and proof that his tenor work was some of the best jazz coming out of Europe in the postwar years! All tracks are long – and titles include "Reets & I", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", "All The Things You Are", "Round Midnight", and "Time On My Hands". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFunky Chicken – Belgian Grooves From The 70s ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funk from the Belgian scene of the 70s – a really mad mix of sounds and styles, and a really revelatory set overall! Few people might use the words "Belgium" and "funk" in the same sentence – but that may well change after this sweet set gets a few spins – as the whole thing's a stunning array of groovers that not only match the best jazz, funk, and sound library tracks from other European scenes in the 70s – they also do a great job of taking on the best America had to offer too! Belgium was no stranger to soul and funk – given its fervent 60s soul collectors scene, and the nation's role as a crossroads in Europe – which left it open to plenty of influence from visiting musicians, including American artists as well. You can definitely hear all that coming into play here – as the work is nicely fresh, and very free of overdone cliches or easy references – as these guys all take the best bits that might have influenced them, and jumbled them up into something really new. The scope of sounds is wonderful – and titles include "Funky Tramway" by Mad Unity, "Sunshine Star" by Open Sky Unit, "Gimme Some More Of That" by Plus, "Funky" by Andre Brasseur, "Avenue Louise" by Black Blood, "Music & Co" by Les Helions, "Balek" by Placebo, "Librium" by Chicken Curry & His Pop Percussion Orchestra, "Top Less" by Alex Scorier, "Stories" by Chakachas, "Ostinato Bass" by Rene Costy, "Memories" by Amadeo, "Viva Boma" by Cos, "Pop In Three" by The Rapture, "Smoke" by Leo Cavallo, "Marakesh" by Hein Huysmans Kwintet, "One For You" by Doug Lucas, "Put Everything Together" by Plus, "Lord Funk" by Super Funk Special, and "Humpty Dumpty" by Placebo. CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz In Jamaica – The Coolest Cats From The Alpha Boy's School ... LP
Honey Pie, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jazz in Jamaica, and a whole lot more – as the set brings together some key moments when the music was really shifting down in Kingston – still years before ska, rocksteady, and reggae, but with some definite differences in the way things come across! The Alpha Boy's School is a reference to the background of some of the key players – names that blossomed even more strongly in later years of Jamaican recording, with some who even achieved great fame recording over in the UK and Europe as well. But these are the giants at the start of their career – stepping out on some really great takes on more familiar jazz standards, but with a nicely inventive approach – as you'll hear on tunes that include "I'll Remember April" and "St Thomas" from Cecil Lloyd, "I Love Paris" by Lennie Hibbert, "Exodus" by Ernest Ranglin, "Rhythm" by Wilton Gaynair, "It Happnes" by The Workshop with Don Drummond, "Old Devil Moon" by Lance Hayward with Totlyn Jackson, "Let's Fall In Love" by Eric Grant, and "The Answer" by The Workshop with Tommy McCook. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonIn The Cave ... CD
NJA (Netherlands), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning European live set from the legendary Dexter Gordon – one that was recorded early in his overseas tenure, and which is noteworthy for two reasons – first in that it was recorded in Utrecht, not the more familiar setting of Copenhagen – and second, in that it features a really smoking Dutch combo – musicians that Dex didn't always work with! The rhythm trio is stunning – the soulful Rob Madna on piano, with Ruud Jacobs on bass and Cees See on drums – players who really give the songs a different sensibility than some of the other groups that Dexter Gordon would use in Europe – and Gordon seems to respond with maybe even more sense of strength in his solo work too. The recording quality is excellent – done by Dutch jazz radio in the 60s – and the set features long takes on "Stanley The Steamer", "Dexter's Deck", "In The Cave", "Body & Soul", "Yesterdays", and "I Wanna Blow Now" – plus a few spoken introductions by Dex, who even calls out the groove on the final track. CD

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✨✧ Stephane GrappelliFrom Paris With Love (3CD set) ... CD
Sunset Blvd, 1949/1954/1969/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A whole host of rare work from this legendary French jazz musician – including 18 unreleased tracks in this 3CD/56 track package! Stephane may look like a classical musician with his tux and violin on the cover – but he's a hell of a jazz player, and one who really transformed both the sound of jazz in Europe, and the use of the violin – thanks to his work with the legendary Hot Club Quintet! CD1 features Grappelli's final recordings with guitarist Django Reinhardt – the famous gypsy swing musician who really revolutionized his instrument in the 30s and 40s – heard here with Grappelli on a total of 21 titles that include "Clopin Clopant", "Just A Gigolo", "La Mer", "Blue Lou", "My Blue Heaven", "What A Difference A Day Makes", and "After You've Gone". CD2 begins with 11 tracks recorded in Paris sessions in 1954 – with players who include Jack Dieval on piano on some cuts, and guitarist Henri Crolla on some others – titles that include "You Took Advantage Of Me", "I Like To Recognize The Tune", "Alemberts", "Looking At You", and "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise". CD2 also features 6 more tracks recorded in duets with Joe Venuti in 1969 – and CD3 features 18 more live tracks, all material from later years – with work from guitarist Diz Disley! CD

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✨✧ Bingo Miki & The Inner Galaxy OrchestraBack To The Sea ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic work from one of the grooviest Japanese big bands of the 70s – a great combo who mix lots of great keyboard lines with soaring horn passages – all in a style that's as evocative as the title image and cover! There's a very special feel to the record – a mode that's different than the 70s electric big bands from Europe, like some of the MPS groups – as the approach is often very unified, with a bit less sense of solo voice – yet still filled with lots of personality and humanity along the way. Masaru Imada plays electric piano, Masayuki Nakatomi plays Arp and mini moog, and Himiko Kikuchi plays Fender Rhodes and clavinet – and while the horns solo more than the keyboards, those electric elements really help give the record a very cool sound – with kind of a fluid, watery feel at times. Two tracks feature wordless female vocals – and titles include "Back To The Sea", "Swingin On The Horizon", "When Waves Sing", "Natural Flow", and "Merman's Dance". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ VariousCosmic Discotheque Vol 5 – 12 Junkshop Afro Disco Funk Gems From The 70s ... LP
Naughty Rhythm (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really cool collection – one that's way less disco than you might expect, and which instead focuses on tunes that often find a way to move Afro Funk inspiration into a more straightforwardly clubby style! The cuts are mostly from Africa and Europe in the mid 70s – and represent a time when new production styles were merging with a post-colonial diaspora – which resulted in some great global shifts on the music scene! There's plenty of funk in the mix too – ala Lafayette Afro Rock Band/Ice – and titles include "Zubaba" by Zubaba, "Che Che Kule" by Eddie Quansah, "Soseme Makonde" by Makonde, "Malinga" by Malinga Five, "Ewohe Dance" by Black Blood, "African Stomp" by Tom Tom, "New Bell" by Michael Amara, "Wendo" by M'Bamina, and "Cherokee Disco" by Raw Energy. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFunky Chicken – Belgian Grooves From The 70s Part 2 ... LP
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funk from the Belgian scene of the 70s – a really mad mix of sounds and styles, and a really revelatory set overall! Few people might use the words "Belgium" and "funk" in the same sentence – but that may well change after this sweet set gets a few spins – as the whole thing's a stunning array of groovers that not only match the best jazz, funk, and sound library tracks from other European scenes in the 70s – they also do a great job of taking on the best America had to offer too! Belgium was no stranger to soul and funk – given its fervent 60s soul collectors scene, and the nation's role as a crossroads in Europe – which left it open to plenty of influence from visiting musicians, including American artists as well. You can definitely hear all that coming into play here – as the work is nicely fresh, and very free of overdone cliches or easy references – as these guys all take the best bits that might have influenced them, and jumbled them up into something really new. The scope of sounds is wonderful – and titles include "Memories" by Amadeo, "Viva Boma" by Cos, "Pop In Three" by The Rapture, "Smoke" by Leo Cavallo, "Marakesh" by Hein Huysmans Kwintet, "One For You" by Doug Lucas, "Put Everything Together" by Plus, "Lord Funk" by Super Funk Special, and "Humpty Dumpty" by Placebo. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marion BrownPorto Novo ... LP
Polydor/ORG, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Genius early work from reedman Marion Brown – an album that was originally only issued overseas, where it was recorded – as part of that legacy that's always had Brown getting a lot more attention in Europe than back at home! Yet the record's a monster that stands equally with Marion's seminal sides for Impulse and ESP – and is maybe even bolder than both of them, as Brown blows alto in a loose trio – with Maarten Van Altena on bass and Han Bennink on drums – in a mode that definitely puts the "free" in free jazz – recorded before the start of both FMP and BYG! Yet there's also that sensitive, soulful quality that makes Brown so great – that element in the music that's always had recordings like these as key pointers forwards to the loft jazz years on the NYC scene – a brilliant blend of freedom and inner spirit – on titles that include "Sound Structure", "QBIC", "Porto Novo", and "Similar Limits". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandEn Concert – 29 Octobre 1969 ... CD
RTE (France), 1969. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Great live material from the best years of this amazing ensemble that included some of the finest American and European players of the 60s! The band's at its best here – wailing away in a firey live setting, recorded with high quality by Europe 1 Radio in 1969. Players include Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Benny Bailey, Art Farmer, Sahib Shihab, and Derek Humble – plus the great rhythm team of Jimmy Woode, Francy Boland, and Kenny Clarke! Most of the tunes are classics of the band – and titles include "All Through The Night", "Now Hear My Meaning", "New Box", "Volcano", "Box 702", "Sax No End", "Sonor", "The Jamfs Are Coming", "Doing Time", and "Evanescence". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alexander RobotnickComputer Sourire/Problemes D'Amour ... 12-inch
Fuzz Dance/Materiali Sonori (Italy), 1983. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
2 great tracks by Alexander Robotnick – the undisputed electro king of Europe! "Problemes D'Amour" is the real winner here – a classic blend of beatbox and keys, all percolating together with a "wikky wikky" magic that still really sends us! Nice vocoded vocals, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Samba TrioSamba Pra Frente ... CD
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure bossa jazz sets of the 60s – played by the lively little Samba Trio, a group who definitely live up to their name! Don't mix these guys up with the early 80s combo from Europe – as this group plays with a hard-edge groove that's heavy on romping piano lines and snapping snare – in a mode that's like more famous 60s recordings from Brazilian groups like Milton Banana Trio or Tamba Trio! And like the latter, they also harmonize a bit with their instrumentation – not on every track, but at key moments that really give the record a wonderfully moody sound. Plus, their sense of color and tone is wonderful – extremely evocative, doing a heck of a lot with just a little – in the true bossa spirit! Titles include "Arrasto", "Nana", "So Tinha De Ser Com Voce", "Canto De Ossanha", "Preciso Aprender A Ser So", "Noa Noa", and "Reza". CD

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✨✧ Geno Washington & The Ram Jam BandHand Clappin Foot Stompin Funky Butt Live/Hipsters Flipsters Finger-Poppin Daddies (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Pye/Demon (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A pair of classic live albums from Gene Washington & The Ram Jam Band – a group who really opened up in a concert setting! First up is Hand Clappin Foot Stompin Funky Butt Live – filled with sockin soul from Geno Washington – an ex-American marine who recorded to big fame in the UK in the late 60s – working with the legendary Ram Jam Band, an act that rivaled some of the best American combos of the southern party circuit at the time! The approach here is certainly soul-based, but it's also something different – given the actual overseas origin of the recording – and in a way, the record's a perfect example of the influence that African-American military had in Europe in the 60s – as their presence on the continent really helped to shape and authenticate the sounds of some already-willing overseas combos. Geno's vocals are great, and the tracks are all upbeat and lively – very much what you'd expect from the title! Titles include "Philly Dog", "Ride Your Pony", "Road Runner", "Up Tight", "Land Of 1000 Dance", "Que Sera Sera", "Get Down With It", and "Willy Nilly". Next is Hipsters Flipsters Finger Poppin Daddies – a bit of soul, a bit of R&B, a bit of beat group grooving – all wrapped up in a classic 60s set from Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band! Geno's American roots are inflected and appreciated strongly here – not just by the Ram Jam combo, who groove things up with plenty of influences from Atlantic and Sue Records – but also by the audience, who seem to go even more crazy for Geno than the crowds at the Apollo did for James Brown! Washington's vocals are somewhat rough and raspy – perhaps not the instant hit sort of sound for the US market, but a perfect fit for the rougher-edged grooves going on here – partyful soul that's never too poised, and which features lots of covers of 60s classics throughout. Titles include "Herk's Works", "Day Tripper", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Shotgun", "Raise Your Hand", "Who's Foolin Who", "It's A Wonder", and "Wild Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Afro-PlaneShine (album, african mix, european mix, what the funk mix, acapella, orig inst) ... 12-inch
Kaper, 1994. Sealed ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed, with hype sticker and cutout notch. Shrinkwrap has a small hole at the top right corner.)

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Lionel BelmondoPlays European Standards ... CD
Discograph, 2012. Used ... $9.99
Lionel Belmondo on saxophone and flute, Sylvain Romano on bass, and Laurent Robin on drums. Includes a few originals plus pieces adapted from or inspired by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Chopin, and Holst. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave BrubeckLive From Vienna 1967 ... CD
Brubeck Editions, 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Dave Brubeck without Paul Desmond – sounding really amazing here in a never-issued live performance from 1967! The group is Dave's famous combo with Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – working on a European tour, and somehow having lost alto saxophonist Paul Desmond on their way to Vienna – which means that the trio tracks here have even more solo space from Brubeck on the piano, spinning out with maybe even more ferocity than we're used to hearing at the time! Tracks are all nice and long – and the rhythm work from Wright and Morello is as superb as ever – on tracks that include "One Moment Worth Years", "St Louis Blues", "La Paloma Azul", "Someday My Prince Will Come", and a surprisingly hip take on "Swanee River". CD

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Don CherryStudio 105 – Paris 1967 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic album from the great Don Cherry – and maybe one of the earliest examples of the way that he mixed together avant jazz and a globe's worth of influences on the European scene! The album features three long tracks – all seemingly improvised – very heavy on percussion, with work from Karl Berger on vibes, marimba, piano, celeste, and other percussion – and Jacques Thollot on drums and timbales – while Cherry himself plays gong, alongside his more familiar cornet, plus piano and a bit of bamboo flute. There's a huge amount going on here – almost as if Cherry is trying to invent spiritual and loft jazz modes at the same time – with a warmth, cohesion, and sense of soul that's a different than his more famous Paris recordings for the BYG label a few years later. Titles include "Infant Happiness", "Symphony For Improviser", and "Elephantasy". CD

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Clarke Boland SextetMusic For The Small Hours (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 32.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – a unique small combo session that's even groovier than their famous big band work! The setting is wonderful – Clarke on drums, Boland on piano, and a sextet lineup that includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Joe Harris on percussion – all players who know each other well, and groove together as one amazing unit on the set! The tunes here are lyrical and lively, modal and moving, and still some of the freshest jazz cut on the European scene of the 60s – music that's having a huge impact these days in the club jazz underground. Shihab's flute work is sublime, especially next to Sadi's vibes – and Harris' added percussion gives a number of the cuts a bit of a Latin kick that's totally great! There's a bit of vocals on the set, and titles include "Ebony Samba", "Tin Tin Deo", "Potter's Crossing", "Wives & Lovers", "Ensadinado", "Lorraine", "Day By Day", "Love Hungry", and "Please Don't Leave". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman Trio At The Golden Circle Vol 1 (RVG Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $8.99
Important second chapter work from Ornette Coleman – a record that marked a real shift in his sound from the Atlantic Records years – issued by Blue Note at a level that gave the rest of the world a chance to see what Ornette had been cooking up on the underground scene! The album was recorded in Stockholm – in the tradition of European live performances that saw Coleman grow so strongly in the mid 60s – and the tracks are long, free, and full of improvised moments – with Ornette adding in trumpet and violin next to his familiar alto – in a trio with David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums – both fantastic players who can be loose at the right moments, and bring things back at others. Tracks are long and unbridled – with less of the rhythmic changes that you'd hear in work by the classic quartet, and more of a full-on fierce soloing mode. Titles include "Faces & Places", "Dee Dee", and "Dawn" – and the CD features the previously unissued "Doughnuts", plus alternate takes of "Faces & Places" and "European Echoes". CD
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Ornette ColemanRound Trip – The Complete Ornette Coleman On Blue Note (At The Golden Circle/Empty Foxhole/New York Is Now/Love Call/New & Old Gospel) (6LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. New Copy 6LP ... $225.99 229.98
A tremendous package of work from Ornette Coleman – five albums issued under his own name, and one collaboration with Jackie McLean too! First up are At The Golden Circle Vols 1 & 2 – important second chapter work from Ornette Coleman – a record that marked a real shift in his sound from the Atlantic Records years – issued by Blue Note at a level that gave the rest of the world a chance to see what Ornette had been cooking up on the underground scene! The album was recorded in Stockholm – in the tradition of European live performances that saw Coleman grow so strongly in the mid 60s – and the tracks are long, free, and full of improvised moments – with Ornette adding in trumpet and violin next to his familiar alto – in a trio with David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums – both fantastic players who can be loose at the right moments, and bring things back at others. Tracks are long and unbridled – with less of the rhythmic changes that you'd hear in work by the classic quartet, and more of a full-on fierce soloing mode. Titles include "Snowflakes & Sunshine", "Morning Song", "Faces & Places", "Dee Dee", "Dawn", "The Riddle", and "Antiques". Next is Empty Foxhole – one of our favorite Ornette Coleman albums of the post-Atlantic 60s years – a set that still hangs onto some of the bold rhythmic conception of his previous records, but also points the way towards his freer jazz modes to come! The group's a trio – with really tremendous work from Charlie Haden on bass, able to match Coleman's energy with effortless ease, and really getting a lot of room to leave his mark on the music – plus the very young (10!) Denardo Coleman, who plays drums here with this stark, simple style that's not only completely unique, but which also leaves a lot of open room left for Haden and Ornette to really stretch out. Ornette plays his usual alto, plus trumpet and violin – and titles include "Good Old Days", "The Empty Foxhole", "Zig Zag", and "Freeway Express". Next is New York Is Now – a pretty bold statement from saxophonist Ornette Coleman, but one that definitely shows his shift in role – from a major force on the LA underground of the early 60s, to an artist who was helping pave the way for a huge wave of growth on the New York downtown scene in years to come! Ornette's at his most late 60s unbridled here – freer than before, and working with a lineup that includes Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – still no piano at all – plus great work from Dewey Redman on tenor, who really burst into new prominence with this album. Ornette plays a bit of violin alongside alto sax – and tracks include "Toy Dance", "Round Trip", "Broad Way Blues", and "We Now Interrupt For A Commercial". Then comes Love Call – a really great late 60s session from Ornette Coleman – one that shows is increasing expansion in sounds and styles, and which also offers a bridge between avant jazz generations too! That bridge comes in the presence of Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – a surprising Coltrane rhythm duo, working here with Ornette's mindblowing work on alto sax, and tenor from a young Dewey Redman – already a crucially intense player here next to Coleman, as both are set free in a group without any piano – that Ornette melding of rhythm and melody, but with a very different vibe than the Atlantic years! Coleman blows trumpet on one tune – and titles include "Love Call", "Airborne", "Check Out Time", and "Open To The Public". The set also includes the album New & Old Gospel – one of Jackie McLean's last "new thing" albums for Blue Note – and a very unique record that features Ornette Coleman on trumpet! The sound here is stark and hard – slight hints of the soulfulness that the "gospel" in the title might imply, mixed with the angular exploratory sound that McLean had been forging at Blue Note during the mid 60s – a wonderful balance that really gives the record a lot of bite! The album's easily one of the most "out" that McLean ever recorded, and the group also includes Lamont Johnson on piano, Scott Holt on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all pushing themselves in the company of the avant jazz giants. Tracks include the extended "Lifeline" suite, which takes up all of side one – plus "Old Gospel" and "Strange As It Seems". LP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic Tone Poet package – a slipcover featuring 6 albums all done in the heavy vinyl/cover of the series – plus a booklet of notes too!)
 
 
 



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