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Brian SlawsonDistant Drums ... LP
FM, 1988. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Andreas VollenweiderDown To The Moon ... LP
CBS/FM, 1986. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ KassavLove & Ka Dance (180 gram vinyl with bonus tracks) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
FM Productions/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The debut album from Kassav – a group who rocked the Parisian club scene at the end of the 70s with a fantastic blend of Guadeloupe styles and more contemporary rhythms – really opening the door for countless other acts to follow in their wake! The tracks are mostly long, and heavy on basslines – with hypnotic vocals that are often firmly folded in to the rhythm, and recorded with a touch of echo that also resonates strongly with the percussion. The long tracks allow for some great instrumental breakdowns – and titles include "Novel", "Love & Ka Dance", "Kassav", and "Fascination". 2LP version also features the full songs from the oddly different American version – with titles that include "Fascination", "Don't Be A Fool", "Attention", and vocal and instrumental versions of "Africa". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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MedusaFirst Step Beyond ... LP
Numero, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Chicago scene of the 70s – an unreleased gem from Medusa – a group who really know how to go head to head with some of the most frenetic acts of their generation! The set's got a blistering array of guitars right up front in the mix – brilliant solos that are very much in the metal mode, yet without all the posturing that usually comes along with such dexterity – a style that's often more content to hide behind the larger, darker trappings of the entire group! There's plenty of cuts on the set that would have set late night FM radio on fire at the time – plus a few more than would definitely have been too dangerous for the airwaves too – and Numero's done a wonderful job of resurrecting this lost nugget – giving it a lavish velvet-covered jacket, with the kind of presentation that no big record labels would have paid for at the time! Titles include "Strangulation", "Temptress", "Feelings Of Indifference", "Black Wizard", "Frustration's Fool", and "Unknown Fear". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a very cool velvet cover!)

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National LampoonRadio Dinner ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
Great work from the classic days of the National Lampoon Radio Hour – a really wonderful show that ran on FM radio, and parodied many of the ideals and themes of the post-hippie generation! The work here is done in an underground hip mode that would show up more strongly in the mainstream on Saturday Night Live a few years later – and the only big name in the cast for this record is Christopher Guest, although the set does include a few surprise appearances by Melissa Manchester. Titles include "Concert In Bangla Desh", "Those Fabulous Sixties", "Clue Number Five", "Deteriorata", "Catch It & You Keep It", "Pigeons", and "Magical Misery Tour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light surface wear.)

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Sopwith CamelMiraculous Hump Returns From The Moon (marble smoke vinyl pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A really wonderful little record – by a group who should have been much bigger than they were! Despite the fact that these guys are an obscure rock band with a silly name, the record's a perfect example of the subtly soulful work that was coming out of various west coast sources during the 70s – the kind of album-oriented work that yielded gems for play on underground FM radio, but which has been mostly lost to the shifting sands of time, save for some well-placed rescue in the reissue scene. The gem on this one is the smooth stepper "Fazon", but the album's got a few other nice ones too, with a jazzy tinge that's almost in debt to Mose Allison or Ben Sidran – that kind of cool blend of many elements with younger ideas that was bubbling up on the Bay Area scene. Titles include "Dancin Wizard", "Monkeys On the Moon", "Sneaky Smith", and "Astronaut Food". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 – on marbled "smoke" vinyl!)

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SweetbottomTurn Me Loose ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
Guitar-heavy fusion from Sweetbottom – one of those late 70s groups that definitely brought a rock into play with their jazz! In fact, this album's got more vocals than the group's previous efforts – definitely heading for the kind of mature, FM radio mode of the time – cats schooled on more leftfield work in the early part of the decade, looking for some more adult ways to rock out as the years went on. Titles include "Turn Me Loose, "Endless Fantasy", "She'll Never Be Back", "One Night Stand", "Do Some Damage", and "Flight To Maricaibo". CD

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✨✧ Steely DanCitizen Steely Dan – 1972 to 1980 (4CD box set) ... CD
MCA, 1970s/1980. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The complete initial run of Steely Dan – every single early album – plus "FM" too! CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Starship 9Starship 9 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 2018. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pretty cool contemporary group – one who are lucky enough to record for the legendary Cinevox soundtrack label, and who have a sound that definitely matches the vibe of that company's long legacy of music! The style here is very cinematic at times – with some slinky, groovy moments that feel like they're lifted right from 60s or 70s Italian film scores – but there's also a fair bit of vocals, too – lyrics that kind of slide in and out of the music in a nice way, again almost like a vocal tune on a cinematic outing – although a few even feel like some of our favorite British indie work of the early 80s.. Titles include "Cinema Roma", "Love Premiere", "Home Again", "Andromeda", "Berlin", "Stelvio FM", "Dedicato A Una Stella", and "Dust & Flowers". Also includes the bonus tracks "Stelvio (Quei Giorni Insieme)" and "Home Again (vocoder mix)". CD
 
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Robert AshleyWolfman/Fox/Wolfman Tape/Bottleman ... CD
Alga Marghen (Italy), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Alan BraufmanFire Still Burns ... CD
Valley Of Search, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A long-overdue second album from Alan Braufman – maybe not the most familiar name in jazz, but a reed player who gave the world one fantastic album on India Navigation back in the 70s – and who now finally returns as a leader for this equally great second set! Braufman plays alto and flute – and the whole thing has this bold, soaring sort of energy – maybe even more spiritually forceful than Alan's classic album, thanks in part to an excellent group who bristle with dynamic vibes throughout – always on the edge of going farther out, but also nicely together too. Other players include Cooper Moore on piano, James Brandon Lewis on tenor, Ken Filiano on bass, and Andrew Drury on drums – with a bit of percussion at times from Michael Wimberly. Titles include "Creation", "Alone Again", "The Fire Still Burns", "Home", and "No Floor No Ceiling". CD

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Pedro BromfmanRobocop ... CD
Sony, 2014. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Cutout hole through case and artwork.)


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Costis DrygianakisThoughispeakwiththetonguesofmenandofangels ... CD
Discs HERE (Greece), 1999. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Danny ElfmanFrankenweenie ... CD
Walt Disney, 2012. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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FME (Ken Vandermark)Montage ... CD
Okka Disk, 2006. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 16.99
A double-disc set that documents the live efforts of the Free Music Ensemble – a power trio featuring Ken Vandermark on reeds, Nat McBride on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums! The style here is very much in the legacy of Vandermark's trio work of years past, especially in association with Scandinavian players – a mix of searingly intense numbers and other more introspective ones – often performances that are focused strongly around sound textures. One CD here features a 2005 Boston show, and the other includes a concert the next day, recorded up in Montreal (some travel schedule there!). Titles include "Exit The Republic", "Drift", "But Only Almost", "False Rabbit", "On A Wire", "Looking At Dutch Stairs", "New Reference", "Ottica", and "Montage". CD

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FME (Ken Vandermark)Underground ... CD
Okka Disk, 2004. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A bold statement from the Free Music Ensemble – not a large group, but instead a searing power trio that features Ken Vandermark on reeds, Nate McBride on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums! The group work in a full-on mode that recalls the early power of the FMP scene, or some of the most striking work on ESP from the 60s – but given Vandermark's influence, they've also got a more open sensibility – clear in the shift from passage to passage of the album's numbered tracks, dedicated to influential heroes that include Peter Brotzmann, Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, and Joe McPhee – all contemporary heroes that are given great due here, but in a way that still has the trio retaining a very strong identity of their own. CD

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✨✧ FMobOnce In A Blue Moon ... CD
East West, 1993. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Small cutout hole through booklet and barcode.)

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Irving Kaufman/Sid GarryPagan Love Song/Your Mother & Mine ... 78 RPM
Pathe, Late 20s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Moe KoffmanMaster Session ... LP
GRT, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Featuring Moe Koffman on flute and piccolo, Doug Riley on keyboards, Don Thomson on bass, Terry Clarke on drums, and Sandra Watts on oboe. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams)

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MozartSonatas For Violin & Piano – Robert Mann/Yefim Bronfman ... LP
Musical Heritage Society, 1986. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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OffenbachJennie Tourel Sings Offenbach – Highlight From La Vie Parisienne, Tales Of Hoffman, & La Perichole – Maurice Abravanel/Jean Morel/Columbia Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Columbia/Odyssey, Late 40s/Early 50s. Sealed ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album




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SalonenHelix For Orchestra/Piano Concerto/Dichotomie For Piano Solo – Bronfman/Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his works with the Los Angeles Philharmonic – and Yefim Bronfman performs the piano solo. CD
(Out of print.)

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WolfmotherVictorious ... LP
Universal, 2016. Sealed ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl in the lenticular cover.)

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VariousWCBS FM101 History Of Rock – The Doo Wop Era Part 1 ... CD
Collectables, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Music from the The Capris, Eternals, Edels, Excellents, Mello Kings, Kodaks, Classics, Pyramids, Passions, Teenchords, and others! CD

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✨✧ Hiroshi Baba (aka Jun Fukamachi)Hiroshi Baba Works – Wolf Guy Enraged Wolfman/Monster Cat Turkish Bath (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really cool sounds from 70s Japan – music scored by Jun Fukamachi working under an assumed name, and maybe some of his wildest music ever! The notes here are all in Japanese, so we don't have much in the way of details – but we can say that CD1 features loads and loads of funky tracks – this Wolf Guy must have been one groovy cat – and overall, there's a very strong crime/cop feel to the whole thing – tight drums, riffing guitar, and plenty of sweet keyboards too! CD2 is a bit different, but still has some funky moments too – mixed with others that are more electric, and almost have more Italo horror scoring at times, especially in the moody elements that come from the keyboards! Together, the whole thing is amazing – a stunning sonic journey with a very distinct 70s cinematic feel – 45 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Alan BraufmanFire Still Burns ... LP
Valley Of Search, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-overdue second album from Alan Braufman – maybe not the most familiar name in jazz, but a reed player who gave the world one fantastic album on India Navigation back in the 70s – and who now finally returns as a leader for this equally great second set! Braufman plays alto and flute – and the whole thing has this bold, soaring sort of energy – maybe even more spiritually forceful than Alan's classic album, thanks in part to an excellent group who bristle with dynamic vibes throughout – always on the edge of going farther out, but also nicely together too. Other players include Cooper Moore on piano, James Brandon Lewis on tenor, Ken Filiano on bass, and Andrew Drury on drums – with a bit of percussion at times from Michael Wimberly. Titles include "Creation", "Alone Again", "The Fire Still Burns", "Home", and "No Floor No Ceiling". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fire Still Burns ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Joe Loduca & Danny ElfmanArmy Of Darkness (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Varese, 1990. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Soundtrack to the legendary third entry in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Martin Blume/Tobias Delius/Achim Kaufmann/Dieter ManderscheidFrames & Terrains ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A long improvisation with lots of angles and dark corners – served up in a way that really builds up tension, while also providing lots of compelling stops along the journey! The music is never too full-on, but always has a sense of complexity – strong interplay between the group right from the start, with Martin Blume on drums and percussion, Tobias Delius on tenor and clarinet, Achim Kaufmann on piano, and Dieter Manderscheid on bass. Things get a bit more tentative in the last third of the record – before the tension builds up again right at the end! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ Danny ElfmanMr. Peabody & Sherman – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Dreamworks, 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD


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✨✧ VariousWCBS FM101 History Of Rock – The Doo Wop Era Part 2 ... CD
Collectables, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from the Five Satins, the Monotones, the Passions, Lewis Lymon & the Teenchords, the Harptones, the Students, the Dell Vikings, the Avalons, the Belmonts, the Jesters, Dion & the Belmonts, the Charts, the Fireflies & more. CD

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BlondieParallel Lines (gold CD pressing) ... CD
Chrysalis/DCC, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The breakthrough album by Blondie! Parallel Lines is their third album overall, and having been released only 7 months after their second, you know they were hungry to break big – and they do it here with unbeatable cool. For as tight and bright as as the sound is, a trademark of producer Mike Chapman, there's still something of the raucous downtown energy here – and also some pretty great stylistic strides, such as the disco-aware smash "Heart Of Glass". Includes the equally classic "One Way Or Another" plus "Hanging On The Telephone", "Just Go Away", "I Know But I Don't Know" "Will Anything Happen", "Picture This", "11:59 and more. CD
(Out of print, 24kt gold CD pressing remastered by Steve Hoffman. Includes die-cut slipcase, which has some edgewear.)

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Peter Brotzmann14 Love Poems – Dedicated To Kenneth Patchen (180 gram pressing) ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
One of the most beautiful albums ever recorded by saxophone genius Peter Brotzmann – and maybe his first album of ballad material too! As the title implies, the work is Brotzmann's answer to the poetry of Kenneth Patchen – and there's certainly a poetic quality to the way that Peter lays down his improvised performances – at a level that's subtle, sensitive, and which really seems to be opening up the way for a whole new generation of free jazz expression on the European scene – much as the Brotzmann recordings of the late 60s opened a path for the first! Every track features a different reed instrument – and apart from a reading of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman", all the other tracks are originals by Brotzmann – played on a tenor sax mouthpiece, tarogato, bass clarinet, alto, baritone, e flat clarinet, and tenor. LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter Brotzmann/Jay Oliver/Willi Kellers/Manfred SchoofIn A State Of Undress ... LP
FMP/Be! (Germany), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the most obscure Peter Brotzmann sessions on FMP – an overlooked session from the end of the 80s, and one that also features superb work from trumpeter Manfred Schoof! Schoof's an equal German jazz legend from the same generation – but one who spent some of his 70s and 80s years cutting more atmospheric music than the bracing free improvisation of Brotzmann – so their pairing here makes for a really special sort of blend – a record that still stands strongly in the best free tradition of FMP, but which also takes some different directions too! The first track on the album, which is quite long, actually swings in points – but goes far outside on others – and the group really seems to catch fire when Jay Oliver is set loose on bass and Willi Kellers takes off on drums – inspiring the kind of mindblowing work we expect from Brotmann on his saxes. Titles include "Certainly", "Trollymog", "Urinato", "In A State Of Undress", and the beautiful ballad "Berlin Grey For A Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 200 copies!)

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Peter Brotzmann/Joe McPhee/Kent Kessler/Michael ZeGuts ... CD
Okka Disk, 2007. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A brilliant pairing of two musicians who never recorded together during their early days on record – but who more than made up for that lack with later classics like this! The cover's got the boldness of an FMP album from the 70s, and the music within follows that spirit – a bold live performance at Chicago's Empty Bottle, a frequent home to both musicians at the time – with Joe McPhee on trumpet, alto, and tenor – Peter Brotzmann on alto, tenor, clarinet, and tarogato – driven by tremendous work on bass from Kent Kessler and drums by Michael Zerang. The set features two long live improvisations – "Guts" and "Rising Spirits". CD

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Marion BrownPorto Novo (red vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Polydor/ORG, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
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
(Limited edition on transparent red vinyl!)

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Adam Cooper & Nile Southern (editors)Chicago 1968 – The Whole World Is Watching (hardcover) ... Book
Hat & Beard, 2018. New Copy ... $34.99 60.00
A beautiful expansion of a famous moment in creative journalism – the famous 1968 issue of Esquire magazine that featured William S Burroughs, Terry Southern, Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet, and Abbie Hoffman at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago! The results of that tumultuous event have been well-documented – but the special selection of correspondents was very unique – and was also documented heavily by photographer Michael Cooper. Cooper's shots appeared in the large special issue of the magazine in 1968 – but this book expands way past those shots, with dozens more taken at the time – showing the conflict in the street, the literary figures in action, and everything else that was happening at the time. The book includes expanded writings by Southern, too – and has a great balance of text and image, with 130 pages that mix black and white photos with writings. Book

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Jim CroceWords & Music ... CD
DCC, Early 70s. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print, 24kt gold CD pressing – compiled and mastered by Steve Hoffman.)

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✨✧ EaglesTheir Greatest Hits – 1971 to 1975 (gold CD pressing) ... CD
Asylum/DCC, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, gold CD pressing remastered by Steve Hoffman – still sealed!!!)
Also available Their Greatest Hits – 1971 to 1975 ... LP 11.99

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EmbryoEmbryo's Rache (180 gram pressing) ... LP
United Artists/Loneos Editions (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... About August 25, 2020 (delayed)
Early prog jazz genius from the mighty Embryo – and an album that perfectly fuses their love of world rhythms and electric jamming grooves! The percussion by Edgar Hofmann ranges from playful to hypnotic – with heavy drums and basslines crafting some incredible rhythms that spin out strongly – sometimes jamming, sometimes a bit looser – and often topped with great work on flute and this ultra-cool Leslie piano, which has a nice fuzzy sound. The album's got lots of other sweet organ and mellotron lines – and Hofmann also plays soprano sax and violin as well. Titles include "Tausendfussler", "Time", "Revenge", "Espagna Si Franco Finished", "Try To Be", and "Change". LP, Vinyl record album

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Allen GinsbergSelections From Howl (flexi disc) ... 7-inch
Eva Tone, 1988. Very Good ... $2.99
1988 WFMT Chicago radio session. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Globe Unity Orchestra & GuestsPearls ... LP
FMP/Be! (Germany), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the greatest albums ever from the Globe Unity Orchestra – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the quality of the group's work in the 70s! The ensemble were key in helping to develop the concept of an improvising orchestra – not the older model of a group where the players might get some short solo space – but a setting of many musicians, all improvising together as they make their way through loose compositional ideas – really opening new doors in music along the way! The remarkable thing here is that the lineup is all heavy hitters, but they all find space to respect and encourage each other as they create on the spot – a large lineup that includes Enrico Rava, Manfred Schoof, and Kenny Wheeler on trumpets; Anthony Braxton, Peter Brotzmann, Ruiger Carl, Evan Parker, Michel Pilz, and Gerd Dudek on reeds; Albert Mangelsdorff, Paul Rutherford, and Gunter Christmann on trombones; Alexander Von Schlippenbach on piano; Peter Kowald and Buschi Niebergall on basses; and Paul Lovens on drums. Titles include the side-long "Every Single One Of Us Is A Pearl" – with more than enough space to allow individual musical expression, and really live up to its title – plus a version of Monk's "Ruby My Dear", with arrangements by Schlippenbach, and the tracks "Kunstmusik II" and "The Onliest The Loneliest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 200 copies!)

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ICP TentetICP Tentet In Berlin ... LP
FMP/Be! (Germany), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A late 70s session on FMP, but one that really shows the dynamic, boundless sense of imagination that we love from the ICP organization – led here by madman Misha Mengelberg on piano and at the helm of the operation! The sounds are free, but with a different quality than some of the more familiar FMP modes – even though the lineup here features some of that label's artists – in a lineup that also includes Tristan Honsinger on cello, Han Bennink on drums, Maarten Altena on bass, Peter Brotzmann on reeds, and John Tchicai on alto sax! The tunes are shortish, and almost feel like they have a sense of structure at times – even though the players go pretty far out at others – a great tension between composition and spontaneous creation, held together beautifully under the leadership of Mengelberg. Titles include "Polizei", "Ansange", "In Memoriam J Hodges", "La Madelon", "Rumbone", "Kiwk Kwek Kwak", and "Ludwig's Blue Note". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 200 copies!)

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Jazz ChroniclesJazz Chronicles ... CD
Futuristica (UK), 2009. Used ... $8.99
More beats than straight jazz, but pretty great overall – a set that really reminds us of that key 90s moment when real jazz instrumentation first started creeping into the work of beatmakers! Simon S is at the head of the project – handling most beats and instrumentation, often with a spare, soundscapey feel that really takes us back to the glorious early years of Mo Wax – or perhaps the initial glimmer of genius we heard from Kruder & Dorfmeister. There's a bit of guest vibes, sax, and flute at times – but most of the main jazzy bits are from keyboards and piano. Titles include "One For Joe", "Land", "Maybe", "Time For", "Bologna", "J Bounce", "CM Vibe", and "Thoughts Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jazz PunksSmashups ... CD
Foam At The Mouth, 2012. Used ... $2.99
Jazz Punks are Sal Polcino on guitar, Hugh Elliott on drums, Robby Elfman on sax, danny Kastner on piano, and Michael Polcino on bass. CD

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Basil KirchinEveryday Madness ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $23.99
Rare work from the archives of Basil Kirchen – very appropriately titled, given the madness of the legendary UK composer! As Jonny Trunk explains in the notes, Kirchen left the music behind with little in the way of information – but that hardly detracts from the quality of the music, as each of the three selections on the record are a very compelling part of his legacy! "Pat's Pigs" begins the set – and is possibly some field recordings, which are then processed, with improvised music added in – all with the end result of maybe some of the more sonic/textural experiments on FMP in the latter half of the 70s. "Electronic" is clearly a pun of a title – as the core elements of the music are voices, including some of autistic children – recorded by Kirchen, then processed and augmented – with this surprising sense of beauty and depth that comes in the way they're organized and mixed with very subtle low-end horns – all with surprisingly musical results. Last up is "The Suspended Fourth" – a piece that is maybe more jazz or soundtrack overall – and maybe partly in the territory of the looser minimalists of the 70s! There's a bit of guitar, some nice reed work, and this really poetic quality to the music overall – especially when the use of vibes brings out some stunning chromatic elements in the recording. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob Marley & The WailersSmile Jamaica (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Tuff Gong, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red & yellow label pressing with BFM-1977 matrix.)

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✨✧ Rob McConnell & The Boss BrassAll In Good Time ... LP
PAJ, Mid 80s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Boss Brass includes Moe Koffman, Jerry Togh, Eugene Amaro, Rick Wilkins, Bob Leonard, Arnie Chycoski, Erich Traugoff, Guido Basso, Dave Woods, Joh MacLeod, Ian McDougall, Bob Livingston, Dave McMurdo, Ron Hughes, George Stimpson, James MacDonald, Jimmy Dale, Ed Bickert, Steve Wallace, Terry Clarke, and Brian Leonard. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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Sal MoscaSal Mosca Music ... CD
Interplay/Art Union (Japan), 1977. Used ... $28.99
Fantastic solo work from Sal Mosca – an overlooked modernist who really sounds great in this format! Titles include "Vitamin Blues", "MFM", "Iota Go", "KLM", and "A Family Song" – all originals! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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MozartString Quartet No 20 In D Major – Fine Arts Quartet ... LP
WFMT, 1967. Sealed ... $14.99
A vintage performance, from the archives of Chicago classical station WFMT! LP, Vinyl record album

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Oingo BoingoDead Man's Party ... CD
MCA, 1985. Used ... $6.99
Featuring Danny Elfman. CD

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Evan Parker & Joe McPheeChicago Tenor Duets ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
Two legendary tenorists, coming together here in a record that's one of the most striking from both players at the time – a real return to the spare space of some of Joe McPhee's earliest albums, and some of the sharper edges that Evan Parker wasn't always giving us in the 90s! The setting is as basic as the title, but the sound is amazing – two giants, freely improvising in open space – making some amazing textures and tones together, but really shifting in mood from track to track – at a level that's completely spellbinding all the way through – a record that bristles with the kind of energy you'd expect from an older FMP session. An instant avant classic – with a total of 11 tracks in all! CD

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Permiata Forneria MarconiPhotos Of Ghosts ... CD
BMG (UK), 1973. Used ... $4.99
A record that got huge circulation at a worldwide level – maybe making PFM one of the most-exposed groups of the legendary Italian scene in the early 70s – a wave of groups that took strong inspiration from the sounds of Yes, Genesis, and other UK acts – but really pushed the music with their own sense of creativity! The cuts on the album aren't just jamming rock – but really show a more expansive view, as long instrumental passages almost seem to draw from jazz or soundtrack complexity – with especially nice guitar, flute, violin, and keyboard lines – and vocals come in at just the right moments to send things home. Titles include "Mr 9 Til 5", "Old Rain", "Celebration", "River Of Life", and "Photos Of Ghosts". CD
(Out of print.)

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Re:JazzPoint Of View ... CD
Infracom (Germany), 2004. Used ... $9.99
The 2nd volume of the Re:Jazz series – even more fully developed and finely executed than the first! The format here is wonderful – jazz versions of famous dancefloor tunes by European artists of the past decade or two – done in warm, acoustic takes that completely transform the songs, yet still serve as a loving tribute to the original. The group on the set is great – a loose assemblage of players on organ, vibes, keyboards, percussion, guitar, strings, trumpet, and sax – shifting membership from track to track – and working with vocalists that include Ultra Nate, Jhelisa, Inga Luhning, Viktoria Tolstoy, and Tokunbo Akinro. There's a rich, warm sound to the whole session – dancing along on the length of an acoustic bassline, or the tips of a snapping cymbal – and the vocalists are especially surprising, delivering the tunes with a sensitivity that we never would have expected! Features remakes of Soul II Soul's "Keep On Movin", Truby Trio's "Donaueschingen", Jazzanova's "That Night", Goldie's "Inner City Life", UFO's "His Name Is", Motorcitysoul's "Written In The Stars", Kruder & Dorfmeister's "Deep Sh*t", Air's "All I Need", and Ultra Nate's "Twisted". CD

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Hans ReichelBonobo ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
A seminal album from Hans Reichel – a musician who might be to free jazz what John Fahey was to acoustic music – a player who can at once be immediately modern and completely timeless in his approach – working here in a way that opens up the instrument beyond any conventional expectations! Many of these tracks have an inherent cyclical pulse – a bit like the way that Fahey could mix Eastern elements with blues inspiration – but there's also a more chromatic approach to the instrument, and ways of playing that go beyond simple notes – so that each touch of a string is almost like a little explosion of color – explosions that work together to make some amazing sounds throughout! Titles include "Bonobo I", "Peter Zweifel", "Lurch", "Toeni", "Moor", "Nicht Sand Sondern Popel Im Getriebe", and "Mariahhilf". CD

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Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, & Dean MartinSummit – In Concert (gold CD) ... CD
Artanis/DCC, Early 60s. Used ... $14.99
The legendary concert – presented here on a gold disc! Loads of classic patter and changed-up songs from the glory days of the Rat Pack! CD
(Out of print, limited edition, gold CD pressing mastered by Steve Hoffman.)

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✨✧ John Stevens & Evan ParkerCorner To Corner/The Longest Night ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1976/1993. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A triple length set of work from the team of Evan Parker and John Stevens – presented here as a 2CD set! The first part of the package features both volumes 1 and 2 of the Longest Night sessions from 1976 – very free duets between these two ex-partners in the Spontaneous Music Ensemble – a session with very little structure at all, and sounds that are almost more FMP than other Ogun albums of the time! Evan Parker plays soprano sax throughout – and Stevens alternates between percussion and cornet – using mostly the former, but sometimes a bit of the latter in ways that have a surprising sense of presence. Parker's notes are nicely shaped on the best numbers – bringing in occasional more human moments amidst more Lacy-like bleats and blonks on the soprano. Titles include "21.25", "19.11", "19.44", "21.47", "22.18", "23.12",, and "23.40. Next up is the album Corner To Corner – recorded in 1993, nearly 20 years after the first 2 records – but with a quality that's amazingly similar, and which shows both Parker and Stevens to still be at the farthest, freest edges of British jazz. The sounds of the session clearly mark it as a belated follow-up to the first date – but the titles this time around are a bit less oblique, and include "Corner To Corner", "Rubber", "Angles", "Incidence", and "Reflections". CD

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Third World All StarsRebel Rock ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1974. Used ... $9.99
Top notch instrumentals from the loose collective dubbed Third World All Stars – recorded in the mid 70s at London's Chalk Farm and EFM studios – and featuring both London-based and visiting Jamaican legends in the mix! The production is billed to Count Shelly, and it features some base rhythms cut for Errol Dunkley's Sit And Cry Over You Record – released on Shelley's label. The rhythms are indeed impeccable, and there are all these unique soulful layers added to them that really give it a worthwhile life of their own as a soulful reggae instrumentals set. Players include Michael Bammy Rose on sax, Lester Sterling on trumpet and sax, Tyrone Downie, Gladdy Anderson and Winston Wright on keys, Jackie Jackson on bass and Winston Grennan on drums. Beautiful, timeless and soulful rhythms that are on par with the finest Carribbean music of the period – whether it was recorded in Kingston, London, or anywhere else. Essential! Includes "Rebel Rock", "Repatriation Remedy", "Our Dream World", "Patricia's Love", "Soothing In The Mind", "Black Moon", "For All Ways", "Just For You", "Train To Skaville" and "Moog In Blues". CD
(Includes slipcase.)
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Third World All StarsRebel Rock ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Top notch instrumentals from the loose collective dubbed Third World All Stars – recorded in the mid 70s at London's Chalk Farm and EFM studios – and featuring both London-based and visiting Jamaican legends in the mix! The production is billed to Count Shelly, and it features some base rhythms cut for Errol Dunkley's Sit And Cry Over You Record – released on Shelley's label. The rhythms are indeed impeccable, and there are all these unique soulful layers added to them that really give it a worthwhile life of their own as a soulful reggae instrumentals set. Players include Michael Bammy Rose on sax, Lester Sterling on trumpet and sax, Tyrone Downie, Gladdy Anderson and Winston Wright on keys, Jackie Jackson on bass and Winston Grennan on drums. Beautiful, timeless and soulful rhythms that are on par with the finest Carribbean music of the period – whether it was recorded in Kingston, London, or anywhere else. Essential! Includes "Rebel Rock", "Repatriation Remedy", "Our Dream World", "Patricia's Love", "Soothing In The Mind", "Black Moon", "For All Ways", "Just For You", "Train To Skaville" and "Moog In Blues". CD
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Third World All StarsRebel Rock ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $18.99
Top notch instrumentals from the loose collective dubbed Third World All Stars – recorded in the mid 70s at London's Chalk Farm and EFM studios – and featuring both London-based and visiting Jamaican legends in the mix! The production is billed to Count Shelly, and it features some base rhythms cut for Errol Dunkley's Sit And Cry Over You Record – released on Shelley's label. The rhythms are indeed impeccable, and there are all these unique soulful layers added to them that really give it a worthwhile life of their own as a soulful reggae instrumentals set. Players include Michael Bammy Rose on sax, Lester Sterling on trumpet and sax, Tyrone Downie, Gladdy Anderson and Winston Wright on keys, Jackie Jackson on bass and Winston Grennan on drums. Beautiful, timeless and soulful rhythms that are on par with the finest Carribbean music of the period – whether it was recorded in Kingston, London, or anywhere else. Essential! Includes "Rebel Rock", "Repatriation Remedy", "Our Dream World", "Patricia's Love", "Soothing In The Mind", "Black Moon", "For All Ways", "Just For You", "Train To Skaville" and "Moog In Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
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Rebel Rock ... CD 14.99
Rebel Rock ... CD 9.99

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Alexander Von Schlippenbach QuartetThree Nails Left ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.00
Amazing work from this seminal group on the FMP scene – a quartet led by pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach, but equally balanced between the saxes of Evan Parker, bass of Peter Kowald, and percussion of Paul Lovens! We're not sure how much to take the "nails" in the title seriously, but it does sound as if Schlippenbach is playing prepared piano at times – or perhaps his command of the keyboard is just so strong, he can make other-worldly elements come from the instrument whenever he wants! Much of the music has a full-on FMP intensity – that non-stop, sonically adventurous quality inherited from Machine Gun – spun out over three great live improvisations, titled "Range", "Black Holes", and "Three Nails Left". CD
(Remastered from the original tapes – and first time on CD!)

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Freddie WackerFreddie Wacker & His Windy City Seven ... LP
Dolphin, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
With Bob Burnet on trumpet, Charlie Spero on clarinet, Russ Phillips on trombone, Reimer Hoffman on bass, Ralph Blank on piano, Spence Clark on bass sax, and Freddie Wacker on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Capitol Records test pressing in a plain brown sleeve, with titles and personnell written in pen.)

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Joe WalshBut Seriously Folks (Gold CD) ... CD
Elektra/Audio Fidelity, 1978. Used ... $44.99
Out of print, Hybrid SACD pressing – mastered by Steve Hoffman! CD
(Out of print, Gold CD pressing – mastered by Steve Hoffman!)

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✨✧ Jerry Weldon with Bobby PierceOn The Move ... CD
Doodlin, 2016. Used ... $12.99
A record with an unassuming cover – but a set that smokes like our favorite organ and tenor dates from years back! The album's issued under the name of tenorist Jerry Weldon, but it's more of a partnership with Hammond genius Bobby Pierce – who's still very much at the top of his game here, and wonderfully deft, wonderfully personal on the keys – playing here in the kind of really soulful, special way that only a key handful of players could do back in the day – and which you don't always find on contemporary sessions like this. Guitarist Steve Hoffman brings a lot to the quartet too – a sharp edge on the strings, which carves out some chromatic lines that illuminate the record nicely – and even drummer Mike Clark knows how to kick things in all the right ways. Titles include "Donald Duck", "Black Velvet", "On The Move", "Stringin The Jug", and "Do You Know A Good Thing When You See One". CD
(Still sealed.)

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WireIssue 439 – September 2020 ... Magazine
Wire, 2020. New Copy ... $10.99 13.99
One of our favorite groups of recent years appear on the cover here – the mighty Mourning A BLKstar, finally getting their due in a big article inside1 And the issue also has bits on keyboardist/singer Beverly Glenn-Copeland, minimal composer Bunita Marcus, multi-instrumentalist Lao Dan, synthesizer artist Eve Maret, cellist Theresa Wong, and reedman Alan Braufman too! There's also the usual Invisible Jukebox feature – with Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski on the hot seat – and lots more record reviews, including a look at the great Black Jazz label! Magazine

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✨✧ VariousFast Jivin Class Cutters High On Booze – Spellbound Cavemen & Mad Scientists From The Vault Of Lux & Ivy ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Those crazy Cramps are at it again – serving up an insane array of rare 45s with a really mad mix of styles – the kind of sounds that you might hear if you fell asleep and woke up in a world of b-movies and 60s exploitation flicks! The styles are hard to peg – you might almost say "The Cramps" – and give enough of a hint – and these are all the real deal – the kind of weird and wonderful 7" singles that were recorded by the thousands back when studios were cheap, pressing plants did heavy business, and every local scene seemed to have some completely creative combos and producers. The package features 42 tracks in all – and titles include "Spunky Onions" by Billy Davis & The Legends, "Tomahawk" by Tom Brown & The Tom Toms, "Mr Custer Stomp" by The Scouts, "Sleeping In A Car" by Tyrone Bracken, "Yabba Dabba Doo" by Frankie Davidson, "Like Spellbound" by Tarantulas, "Kan Gu Wa" by The Scholars, "The Ghost Hop" by Surfmen, "Space Monkey" by Lisa Anders & The Victory Five, "Cerveza" by Boots Brown, "Shot Rod" by Conny & The Bellhops, and "Upturn" by Eddie Smith & The Hornets. CD

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VariousFifty Shades Freed The Final Chapter – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Republic, 2018. Sealed ... $11.99
Featuring Liam Payne & Rita Ora, Hailee Steinfeld, Julia Michaels, Sia, Danny Elfman and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFools Paradise Favorites – 50s & 60s Bop Slop & Schlock – Wigged Out Rarities From The Fool's Paradise Radio Programme ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
Fantastic sounds from the grittiest years of the 45rpm single – music that's so mad, so strange, it really defies description! All the cuts here are presented in conjunction with the long-running Fool's Paradise radio show on WFMU – a longtime champion of all things weird and wild – always reminding us that in the glory days of vinyl, there was so much stuff set to record that really defied any sort of description – sounds that usually were quite far from the charts as well! The music here maybe has bits of R&B, early rock, jazz, and exotica – but the end results are all pretty darn unique – and often handled with both a sense of humor, and a great ear for unusual studio tricks and gimmicks. Titles include "Chinese Rock & Roll" by the Flock Rocker, "Shawnee" by The Premiers, "Charlie & The Bank Job" by Al Katraz, "Umh Uh Baby" by Kind Sid, "Knock Her Down" by The Orbits, "The Last Meal" by Hurricane Harry, "500 Pound Canary" by Jules Blattner, "The Goatee's Got To Go" by Dick Summers, "Mad" by Bobby Borda Five, "Pulp Wood Charley" by Wee Willie & The Soulettes, and "Pal Mal Rock" by Arnie Ginsberg. CD

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VariousFrom The German Jazz Festival 1964 ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1964. New Copy ... $16.99
Incredible sounds from the German Jazz Festival of 1964 – a wonderful meeting of modern talents from all over the European continent at the time – including some great work from behind the Iron Curtain too! The album features a few tracks each by a number of different groups – all of them excellent, and the sorts of players who are really under-represented in terms of available recordings – which makes this selection of tracks completely essential! The set begins with "Sopranitis" and "Birmingham Post" – played by a very cool combo with Heinz Sauer on tenor and soprano sax, Joki Freund on the same two instruments, Emil Mangelsdorff on alto, and Gunther Kornberg on alto and baritone – a four-sax group that works with just bass and drums to give them a groove, with strong solos from all players. Next up is the fantastic Zagreb Jazz Quartet – with Bosko Petrovic on vibes – playing "In Walked Bud" and "Degressia" – plus a version of "Bluesette" with a guest appearance by Sven Asmussen. Tenor player Karl Drevo (Drewo) leads a quintet with trumpeter Maffy Falay and pianist Bora Rokovic – on a long reading of "Save Your Love For Me". The legendary quartet of saxophonist Klaus Doldinger is next – his great group with Ingfried Hoffmann on Hammond, Peter Trunk on bass, and Klaus Weiss on drums – with guest work by Rolf Kuhn on tenor and Inge Brandenberg on vocals – on the titles "Waltz Of The Jive Cats", "What's The Matter Daddy", and "Groovin In Berlin". Last up is one of our favorite groups of the time – the quintet of pianist Michael Naura, which also features Wolfgang Schluter on vibes and Peter Reinke on alto – on "Rainy Clouds" and "Rhythm A Ning". CD

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VariousGoya Vol 1 ... CD
Goya/Essay (Germany), Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $5.99
The first offering from an extremely high-end Berlin club designed to re-write the rules for nightspots in Europe – a place to dine, drink, and dance, but one that's organized in a relatively egalitarian share-holding structure! The spirit of the music in this set follows the supposedly inclusive feel of the club – and incorporates styles from a variety of genres both old and new, mixing modern grooves with more traditional ones – and creating a compelling blend of laidback and downtempo modes. Titles include "Midnight Bossa Nova" by Ingfried Hoffmann, "Cada Beijo" by Bebel Gilberto, "Le Vent" by Rene Aubry, "Movin Together" by Noishaper, "Summertime" by Angelique Kidjo, "Safiatou" by Mama Sissoko, "Dimineata" by Shantel, "Railway Palace Melbourne" by Burnt Friedman & The Dub Players, and "Demovast" by Deladap. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJazz Am Rhein – 1967 to 1968 (6CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1967/1968. New Copy 6CD ... $99.99 107.99
Fantastic work from two different years of this important German Jazz Festival – material that provides a great live complement to some of the best studio jazz recordings of the late 60s European scene – such as those coming from the MPS label, and some of the record companies in Paris and London! The vibe here is mostly straight, but there are plenty of currents of modern, and maybe just a bit of free – and the set's especially great in illustrating the sort of unique groupings and musical moments that can make the jazz festival scene so rewarding! Material from 1967 includes three long tracks by the group of saxophonist Klaus Doldinger with organist Ingfried Hoffmann; a long performance from a big band led by Kurt Edelhagen, with work from trumpeters Shake Keane and Jimmy Deuchar, tenorists Wilton Gaynair and Karl Drewo, and altoist Derek Humble; four tracks by a quartet led by trumpeter Dusko Goykovich, with Bent Jaedig on tenor; two long improvisations from a group that features Manfred Schoof on trumpet, Gerd Dudek on tenor, Alexander Von Schlippenbach on piano, and Jaki Liebezeit on drums; one track by a quartet with Ted Curson on trumpet and Nick Bridnola on soprano sax; four long cuts by the Clarke Boland Sextet, with Sahib Shihab on flute and baritone, Ake Persson on trombone, and Idrees Sulieman on trumpet; a sweet large group led by organist Ingfried Hoffmann, and a few other hip cuts too. 1968 features work by a sextet led by bassist Peter Trunk, with Shake Keane on flugelhorn, Jiggs Whigham on trombone, and Rob Pronk on piano; four tracks by the Clarke Boland Big Band, with Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott on tenor, and Sahib Shihab on baritone; two cuts by the twin tenor group of Hank Mobley and Johnny Griffin; a vocal performance by Jon Hendricks with a Clarke Boland group with Johnny Griffin in the lead; twin trombones from the Slide Hampton and Ake Persson Quintet; hip work from the trio of pianist George Gruntz, bassist Henri Texier, and drummer Daniel Humair; a number of tight tracks from the Maynard Ferguson big band, with Pete King on tenor; and two shorter trio tracks from Joachim Kuhn. Like other Be Music titles, the presentation is great – a really well-done box, and big booklet of notes and images. CD

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VariousJukebox In Crampsville – 60 Way Out Tunes At A Dime Apiece ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Mad music that you might never have heard otherwise – the fantastic fifth installment in this excellent series inspired by The Cramps – and maybe the deepest-digging so far! There's no holds barred here – both in the source of the material, and the style – and the main criteria just seems to be finding tracks that are as way-out and wild as possible – almost all of which are pulled from the 45rpm underground of the late 50s and early 60s! The "jukebox" in the title is well-placed – as most of these cuts are mad rompers that would really liven up a nightclub – but we also can't imagine there ever being any jukebox as hip as this one, to bring all these fantastic singles together. Titles include "Icky Poo" by The Nomads, "Pimples & Braces" by Ric Gary, "Fling" by The Phaetons, "Laffin Beatnik" by Johnny Beeman, "Bop Crazy Baby" by Vern Pullens, "Boom Stix" by Curley & The Jades, "Cannibal Stew" by Jerry & Mel, "Talk About A Party" by Lee Braun, "Mad Gass" by The Royal Teens, "Mama's Place" by Bing Day, "Mo Taters" by The Earthworms, "I'm The Wolfman" by Round Robin, "A Logger's Wife" by Buzz Martin, and "Strollie Bun" by The Blonde Bomber. CD

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VariousSnowboy Presents New Vintage Vol 1 ... CD
BBE (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Heavy funk, Northern Soul, and R&B – but all of a newer vintage, and pulled together by the legendary Snowboy – who's been updating grooves for years! The set features loads of Snowboy's contemporaries from the global deep funk scene – and includes some nice bits that you won't usually find on records like this, which really opens the sound – thanks to the connections that Snowboy has been making over the past few decades. The CD package includes a whopping 21 tracks – and titles include "One Day" by Kings Go Forth, "That Old Black Music" by Ray Gelato & Kai Hoffman, "Stop Whistlin Wolf" by Imelda May, "Find Me A Golden Street" by Rich Clifford & The Saddows, "Green Jeans" by The Rapiers, "Don't Make A Fool Out Of Me" by Kitty Daisy & Lewis, "Big Fat Trap" by Big Boy Bloater & The Limits, "From Now On" by Magnus Carlson, "That's a Pretty Good Love" by Laura B & The Moonlighters, and "Baby Take Me Back" by Darrel Higham & The Enforcers, CD

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VariousStereo Dynamics! To Scare Hell Out Of Your Neighbors ... LP
Stereo-Fidelity, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Weird mix of jazz, classical, exotica, and more – all packaged together in a cover that features two skeletons hanging from a set of gallows! The tracks aren't as scary as the cover – but the hi-fi package is a good one, and there's a few nice numbers, like "Theme From Richard Diamond" and "Scheherajazz" done by Skip Martin, and the cool "Fire Goddess" by the Surfmen. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minor seam splits.)

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VariousSweetest Feeling – A Van McCoy Songbook 1962 to 1973 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A sweet overview of the Van McCoy songbook from the early 60s to early 70s – and a stellar compilation from Ace Records – a label that's gone above and beyond in its efforts to shine a light on the songwriters and producers behind some of most moving songs of the era! The breadth ofMcCoy's talent is pretty amazing, all the more so given his huge disco era hit "The Hustle", a world away from the soaringly emotional soul songs he penned for top shelf singers like Betty Everett, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Nancy Wilson, Donny Hathaway, Erma Franklin, Jerry Butler and more – many of the best of which are compiled here! 24 tracks in all: "I Got The Sweetest Feeling" by Erma Franklin, "Getting Mighty Crowded" by Betty Everett, "Baby I'm Yours" by Barbara Lewis, "Sotp And Get A Hold Of Myself" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "So Soon" by Aretha Franklin, "Giving Up" by Donny Hathaway, "Nothing Worse Than Being Alone" by The Ad Libs, "I've Lost You" by Jackie Wilson and many more. CD

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VariousThis Is Acid Jazz – Instinct Records Acid Jazz Promoitonal Sampler ... CD
Instinct, 1994. Used ... $2.99
Features work by The JB Horns, Main Street People, Bobby Byrd, DJ Food, Max Beesley's High Vibes, Exodus Quartet, Poets Of Rhythm, Night Trains, and CFM Band. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousThis Is Acid Jazz – New Voices Take Two ... CD
Instinct, Early 90s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
13 tracks from No Se, Rad, Exodus Quartet, Count Basic, disJam, DJ Krush & CFM Band. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousThis Is Acid Jazz Vol 3 ... CD
Instinct, 1993. Used ... $1.99
One of the earlier US compilations of Acid Jazz work – featuring a number of overseas tunes, plus a few local ringers. Titles include "My Baby" by CFM Band, "Tribute To Mr Cool" by Exodus Quartet, "Skit Skat" by Jazz Not Jazz, "Loaded" by Night Trains, and "The Band Played The Boogie" by NW1 and more. CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousToga Rock ... CD
DCC, 1960s. Used ... $8.99
Includes music by the Kingsmen, Blendells, Swingin' Medallions, Bobby Fuller Four, Seeds, Standells, and Mitch Ryder. CD
(Remastered for CD by Steve Hoffman.)

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VariousUnicef 25th Anniversary Radio Spots ... 7-inch
Unicef, 1971. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Radio spots commemorating the 25th anniversary of the organization, with spots by Dustin Hoffman, Danny Kaye, Melanie, Anthony Quinn, Peter Ustinov, Joan Baez, Marlon Brando, Judy Collins, Sammy Davis, and David Frost. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Berlin Jazz Workshop OrchestraSib Langis ... LP
SAJ/FMP (Germany), 1981. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice work from this obscure group from the second chapter of FMP – a tentet, with work from Hermann Suss and Bernhard Mergner on trumpets, Michel Mast on soprano and tenor, Thomas Wiedermann on trombone, Bernhard Arndt on piano, Otto Jansen on soprano and alto, Stefan Thimm on drums, Albrecht Riermeir on drums and percussion, and Thomas Wegel on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, mostly on the spine.)

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✨✧ Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han BenninkBrotzmann/Van Hove/Bennink – 1971 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
JG/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very rare, very obscure material from this important free jazz trio of the German scene in the 70s – a set that features one long performance originally issued on the JG label, despite the FMP-like image on the cover – plus two more tracks from the same year that appear here for the first time ever! "Just For Altena" offers up the power trio at their best – very freewheeling piano from Fred Van Hove, drums from Han Bennink, and tenor from Peter Brotzmann – with intensity that may well surpass the Machine Gun years, and an understanding of each players strengths that means that there's almost no tentative moments at all in the improvisation! "Filet Americain" and "ICP No 17" are from earlier in 1971 – and showcase a different, more sonic side of the trio – some tones that are at the farther end of hearing, which ruminate then blossom into bolder statements, but still often with a very abstracted approach to each instrument. Great stuff – and every bit as essential as any of the better-known Brotzman recordings of the time! CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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✨✧ Klaus DoldingerDig Doldinger ... LP
Philips, 1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although he sucked monumentally during the 70s, when he was blowing his head off with his group Passport, Klaus Doldinger was actually a damn good soul jazz tenorist during the 60s – and he cut some great groovy LPs that were issued in the US, like this one from 1963. The record features Doldinger with his classic quartet – featuring the great Infried Hoffman on organ, and Klaus Weiss on drums. The band has a really lively sound that feels a bit like American soul jazz, but which also carries a lot of the Saba/MPS groove – mostly because of a lighter rhythmic touch, which lets the band dance around a bit more on the sound of the tracks. Titles include "Song Of Delilah", "Signal", "Solar", and "Bluesy Toosy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Globe Unity Orchestra & GuestsPearls ... LP
FMP (Germany), 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from the Globe Unity Orchestra – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the quality of the group's work in the 70s! The ensemble were key in helping to develop the concept of an improvising orchestra – not the older model of a group where the players might get some short solo space – but a setting of many musicians, all improvising together as they make their way through loose compositional ideas – really opening new doors in music along the way! The remarkable thing here is that the lineup is all heavy hitters, but they all find space to respect and encourage each other as they create on the spot – a large lineup that includes Enrico Rava, Manfred Schoof, and Kenny Wheeler on trumpets; Anthony Braxton, Peter Brotzmann, Ruiger Carl, Evan Parker, Michel Pilz, and Gerd Dudek on reeds; Albert Mangelsdorff, Paul Rutherford, and Gunter Christmann on trombones; Alexander Von Schlippenbach on piano; Peter Kowald and Buschi Niebergall on basses; and Paul Lovens on drums. Titles include the side-long "Every Single One Of Us Is A Pearl" – with more than enough space to allow individual musical expression, and really live up to its title – plus a version of Monk's "Ruby My Dear", with arrangements by Schlippenbach, and the tracks "Kunstmusik II" and "The Onliest The Loneliest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in great shape!)
Also available Pearls ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardHub-Tones (SACD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album with a classic modernist cover image – and one that's also got the same sort of sound to match – brilliant early work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who's really coming into his own as a leader with this date! Freddie's really finding a voice here – a sharper edge than on some of his later albums, at the beginning of a more modernist phase in the mid-60s – when his efforts would mark him as one of the more straight ahead players of the "new thing" scene. There's a careful balance in Hubbard's work here – spurred on by youthful energy of group mates Herbie Hancock on piano, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Reggie Workman on bass, and Clifford Jarvis on drums. Hubbard is really brimming over with new ideas – as are the other players – and titles include "Lament for Booker", "Prophet Jennings", "Hub Tones", "For Spee's Sake", and "You're My Everything". CD
(Out of print, SACD hybrid version – plays on regular players too. Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman.)
Also available Hub-Tones ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Joseph Jarman/Don Pullen/Don MoyeMagic Triangle ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled set of tunes – as the trio of Joseph Jarman, Don Moye, and Don Pullen really do come together as a magic triangle of sorts! The strengths of the Jarman and Moye team is well-known from their work with the Art Ensemble, and on a few solo recordings – and the addition of Pullen really seems to push the whole session into even more majestic territory – working with the strong Pullen piano lines to bring new focus into Jarman's reeds and Moye's percussion, and forge some beautiful longer tunes that manage to explore soulful space without ever losing their direction! Titles include "Lonely Child", "What Was Ain't", "Hippy Dippy", and "JFM – 3 Way Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear, some edge wear, and a lightly bent and cut corner at the top right.)

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✨✧ Elton JohnGreatest Hits (gold CD pressing) ... CD
Polydor/DCC, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential early work by Elton John – tracks that include "Bennie & The Jets", "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", "Your Song", "Honky Cat", "Daniel", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Rocket Man", "Border Song", and "Crocodile Rock". CD
(Out of print, gold CD pressing – remastered by Steve Hoffman.)

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✨✧ Peter KowaldPeter Kowald Quintet ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early moment of brilliance as a leader for bassist Peter Kowald – and maybe a record of his that matches the early FMP albums of Peter Brotzmann for sheer, raw intensity! There's almost a Machine Gun-like power here – as the group comes on with all the amazing energy that the early European free jazz scene had to offer – that moment when music like this was as much a force in politics and the larger cultural world as it was in jazz – with Kowald at the head of a group that also features Gunter Christmann and Paul Rutherford on trombones, Peter Van De Locht on alto, and Paul Lovens on drums. The trombones alone are worth the price of admission – and Kowald sometimes joins in on tuba and alphorn – on improvisations that include "Pavement Bolognaise", "Guete Luuni", "Platte Talloere", and "Wenn Wir Kehlkopfoperierte Uns Unterhalten". CD
(Remastered from the original tapes, first time on CD, and in a great LP-styled cover!)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/FourmenonlyModern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/Fourmenonly – Complete Recordings (Trees/Position 2000/Fourmenonly Vol 1/Science Fiction Stories) (3CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost legacy in European free improvisation – the complete works of a group who were first known as Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe, then later as Fourmenonly – presented here in a beautiful 3CD set! First up is the album Trees – issued on a small label in 1968, but a set that matches the groundbreaking energy of the early work on FMP – played by a group that features Helmuth Zimmer on piano, Wilfreid Eichorn on tenor and soprano sax, Claus Buhler on bass, Rudi Thielmann on drums, and Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, Mellophon, piston, and percussion! The group have a melodic vibe at the core – often feeling out the initial space as a unit, then exploding with sound and color – and really making especially great work of the talents of Joos and Eichorn – players who work together with great power, driven on by the others. Titles include "Lonely Time", "Trees", "Schnee Verbrennt", "Change Of Beauty", and "The Devil Is Green Blue Yellow". CD also features a bonus unreleased improvisation too! Next is Position 2000 – a record of even longer improvisations, and one that shows the quintet really developing their sound – strongly aware of the farther reaches, but always beginning in some more colorful passages that almost have a melody, before exploding out with very vibrant energy! The lineup is the same as on the debut – with Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, mellophone, Indian flute, and percussion – and Wilfried Eichorn on tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute, and percussion – alongside Helmuth Zimmer on piano, Klaus Buhler on bass, and Rudi Thielmann on drums. Titles include "The Sun Is Coming Over", "Position 2000", and "Where Love Forever Shines". CD also features an unreleased improvisation. For the next album, bassist Buhler has departed the group – who are renamed Fourmenonly! Their first record is a brilliant set of free jazz from the German scene of the 70s – very different than other work of the time, in that there's maybe more of a future-thinking balance between sounds and silence, frenzy and fragility – all served up by a quartet that features Herbert Joos on trumpet and flugelhorn, Wilfried Eichhorn on tenor and soprano sax, Helmuth Zimmer on piano and percussion, and Rudi Theilmann on drums and percussion. Titles include "Viridiana/Ich Und Meine Bruder/Compulsion" and "Count Down/Excess". On the album Eight Science Fiction Stories, the Fourmenonly lineup is expanded by trombonist Wolfgang Czelusta – and perform some fantastic work billed as "science fiction stories", all composed by Herbert Joos. The sound is as revolutionary as on the group's earliest material, but also maybe more compact as well – nicely focused, with especially strong emphasis on the interplay between Czelusta on trombone, Wilifried Eichorn on bass clarinet, flute, and oboe, and Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, trumpet, and mellophone. The piano of Helmuth Zimmer is amazing – almost Cecil Taylor-like in intensity at times – and drummer Rudi Theilmann does a great job of moving from passages of full-on power to more spacious percussion. Titles include "Lucifer Is Marching On", "Dead Season", "The Beauty Without A Face", "Departure", "Plastic Happiness", and "Space Wall". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFull House (gold CD) ... CD
Riverside/DCC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely cooking feel throughout – even when they're more gentle ones – and the record's a good reminder that outside of the studio, Wes could sometimes play with a bit more force on the strings – raspily hitting notes that explode off the guitar with tremendous precision and a good deel of feeling. Titles include the Montgomery originals "Full House", "SOS", and "Cariba", plus the tunes"Blue N Boogie" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". CD features 3 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print, gold CD pressing remastered by Steve Hoffman! Includes original die-cut slipcase, lift-lock case has been replaced with a fresh jewel case.)
Also available Full House (20 bit remaster) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Cecil Taylor & Tony OxleyBirdland/Neuberg 2011 ... CD
Listen Foundation, 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic later work from two players who always sound wonderful together – maybe best known for their duet performances on FMP at the end of the 80s, but really reprising that beautiful energy here on two long improvisations recorded in 2011! Both the piano of Cecil Taylor and drums of Tony Oxley have all the dynamic qualities of the past – but there's also this warmth that comes as a real surprise – this deeper tone at times from Taylor, as if he's playing more on the left side of the piano – and a resonance from both instruments that maybe shows a maturity that brings out even more beauty in their work together than before! The quality is a bit hard to put in words, but it's immediately apparent upon listening – that special sort of magic that makes an improvised performance so great. CD

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithMidnight Special (SACD pressing) ... CD
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A perennial favorite in the Jimmy Smith catalog for Blue Note – and a smoking little set that has Jimmy's Hammond grooving nicely alongside tenor from Stanley Turrentine and guitar from Kenny Burrell! Only Donald Bailey's drums remain from Jimmy's regular trio, but that shift is fine, given the strength of the other players here – especially Turrentine, whose sharp-edged tenor is always a welcome sound on any date at this point in his career! The tunes are a fair bit more focused than some of Jimmy's Blue Note work of a few years before, but that focus is what makes it a classic – and the tracks are still nice and long, with titles that include "A Subtle One", "Jumpin The Blues", "Midnight Special", "One O'Clock Jump", and "Why Was I Born". CD
(Out of print, SACD hybrid version – plays on regular players too. Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman.)
Also available Midnight Special (non RVG edition) ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ VariousAfrican Spirits – A Spiritual Jazz Journey Looking Back To Africa ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Afro-centric jazz from the 70s through the 90s – a real spiritual journey in music, compiled from a host of hard to find records, most of which are long out of print! The music on the collection is from three different decades, but the set's got a wonderfully unified feel – thanks to a strong spiritual current that runs through all the tunes, and a linked heritage of performance that was shared by many of the players over the years. Tracks are from a very diverse set of sources – including many American and European indie labels of the 60s and 70s – and all tunes are long, soulful, and plenty darn righteous! Titles include "Song For Mozambique" by Archie Shepp, "Africa" by Sathima B Benjamin, "The Almoravid" by Joe Chambers, "Our Roots Began In Africa" by Pharoah Sanders, "Days Gone By" by Moe Koffman, "Children" by Nation/African Liberation Arts Ensemble, "Mrafu" by Nate Morgan, "Afro Blue" by J Life, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Adele Sebastian, and "Banks Of The Nile" by Carlos Garnett. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousToga Rock 2 ... CD
DCC, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes music by the Isley Brothers, Them, Rivingtons, Five Du-Tones, Barrett Strong, Strangeloves, Three Dog Night, and Edwin Starr CD
(Remastered for CD by Steve Hoffman.)

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✨✧ Peter Brotzmann & Hamid DrakeDried Rat-Dog ... CD
Okka Disk, 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record that seemed to open the music of Peter Brotzmann up for a whole new generation of listeners – in part because it features the European legend on an American label that got him some of the widest circulation he'd enjoyed here in years – and also in part because drummer Hamid Drake provides a very different foil for his music! The sound is almost an imaginary 70s meeting between the FMP and loft jazz scenes – with Hamid offering up these beautifully rich tones on standard drums, frame drum, and tablas – while Brotzmann blows tenor, alto, tarogato, and e flat clarinet – often with a sound that's searing, but more soulful than usual too – especially on some of the more spacious, open moments on the record. Titles include "It's An Angel On The Door", "Trees Have Roots In The Earth", "The Uninvited Entertainer", and "Dark Wings Carry Off The Sky". CD

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✨✧ Marion BrownPorto Novo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... 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". CD
 
 
 



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