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Black FlowerFuture Flora ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A very cool little combo – one who play funky jazz, but add in a globe's worth of influences – with an especially strong ear for the exotic reed sounds of Ethiopia in the 70s! The album's got warm keyboards at the core, driven by live drums and percussion – then topped with really beautiful work on cornet, alto, and baritone sax – the last of which has this deep, rich voice that really gives the record some soul – a special sort of quality that really sets these guys apart. There's a few other reed instruments in the mix there somewhere, and titles include "Ankor Wat", "Hora De Aksum", "Early Days Of Space Travel (part 2)", and "Ohm Eye". CD

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FlowerFlower ... LP
United Artists, 1978. Sealed ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Wild FlowerStill Moving – The Greatest Hits Of Wild Flower, Interglactic Funknocrat ... CD
Patrick Moran (Ireland), 2009. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Flower Travellin BandSatori ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the heaviest albums to ever come from Japan – a wicked batch of tripped-out, fuzzy tunes to rival the hardest rock from the UK at the time! Flower Travellin Band have a basic approach that's build on pounding drums and rumbling basslines – and although the guitars are fierce too, they're often used with some slight exotic phrasings at times – styles that have a slight Eastern flavor that really adds to the record. The vocals are really wailing too – banshee-styled, but also with some bluesy undertones – and the album is essentially one long track, broken up into different sections with a different feel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – heavy gatefold cover, and obi!)

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✨✧ Black FlowerFuture Flora ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 2019. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little combo – one who play funky jazz, but add in a globe's worth of influences – with an especially strong ear for the exotic reed sounds of Ethiopia in the 70s! The album's got warm keyboards at the core, driven by live drums and percussion – then topped with really beautiful work on cornet, alto, and baritone sax – the last of which has this deep, rich voice that really gives the record some soul – a special sort of quality that really sets these guys apart. There's a few other reed instruments in the mix there somewhere, and titles include "Ankor Wat", "Hora De Aksum", "Early Days Of Space Travel (part 2)", and "Ohm Eye". CD
(Small cutout hole through digipack case.)
Also available Future Flora ... CD 14.99

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Chill Factor 5Sun Flower Jazz ... CD
Electrofarm, 2013. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimStone Flower ... LP
CTI, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of Antonio Carlos Jobim's greatest records – and a perfect blend of his subtle bossa genius with the moody electric sound of CTI! Jobim plays electric and acoustic piano, guitar, and sings a bit – and Deodato handled the arrangements with a breezy brilliance that matches all the magic of Jobim's wonderful compositions, but gives them a slightly more fluid feel too – in a way that's somewhat more sophisticated than the sound of Jobim's previous CTI outings – Tide and Wave. Other players on the album include Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Hubert Laws on flute, and Airto on percussion – and there's a great mix of Brazilian and American styles on the set – electric, sinister, breezy, and always wonderful! Includes the titles "Sabia", "God & The Devil In The Land Of The Sun", "Children's Games", "Stone Flower", "Brazil", "Tereza My Love", and "Choro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles LloydForest Flower/Soundtrack ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1966/1968. Used ... $6.99
A famous album – but for good reason! The set's something of a landmark in spiritual jazz from the 60s – and it features a classic live performance from Charles Lloyd, recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival – almost as a distillation and popularization of ideas that were brewing in the music of John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, and others! The group here features a young Keith Jarrett on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all flowing magnificently with Lloyd's work on tenor and flute – in an open-ended groove that draws on modal rhythms for inspiration, and which features solos that stretch out, but never go "outside"! The classic performances of "Forest Flower" takes up all of side one – with a dreamy drifting quality that has Jarrett at his best – and side two features a version of his "Sorcery", plus McBee's "Song Of Her", and a version of "East Of The Sun". Soundtrack is with Lloyd on tenor and flute, Keith Jarrett on piano, Ron McClure on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Titles include "Forest Flower 69", "Pre-Dawn", "Sombrero Sam", and "Voice In The Night". CD

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James NewtonAfrican Flower – The Music Of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn ... CD
Blue Note, 1986. Used ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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ProkofievSymphonic Suite Of Waltzes/Gypsy Fantasy From Stone Flower Ballet – Schwieger/Kansas City Philharmonic (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Urania/Cisco (Japan), 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rajput & The Sepoy MutinyFlower Power Sitar ... LP
Design, Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Woody ShawLotus Flower ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... About January 22, 2020
Beautiful later work from Woody Shaw – perfectly honed, in the soaring, stretching, soulful exploratory style of his best work in the 70s! The group's a quartet with Mulgrew Miller on piano, Stafford James on bass, Tony Reedus on drums, and Steve Turre joining Woody in the frontline – and the excellent work of the rhythm section provides a lively forum for the soloists to stretch out wonderfully, without going too far, or getting overindulgent and trapped in designs of their own making. The set sparkles with 5 original tunes – Turre's "Lotus Flower", James' "Game", Miller's "Eastern Joy Dance", and "Song Of Songs" and "Rahsan's Run", both by Shaw. CD

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VariousFlower Power – The Music Of The Love Generation (10CD boxset) ... CD
Time Life, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 10 CDs ... $39.99
Music from the Young Rascals, Peter, Paul & Mary, Todd Rundgren, the Bee Gees, the Monkees, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Alice Cooper, Lobo, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Marvin Gaye, Edwin Starr, Elton John, Free, Donovan, the Hollies & much more. CD
(Out of print. Inside hinges of outer box have become separated but the CD cases are all still sealed.)

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✨✧ DonovanGift From A Flower To A Garden (Epic) ... LP
Epic, 1967. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the trippiest albums ever from Donovan, as you might guess from the title – a double-length gem that's filled with wonderfully groovy tunes! The set was cut during Donovan's killer years with producer Mickie Most in the late 60s – and it's got an instrumental feel that's even more laidback than some of his others from the time – mostly hip small combo instrumentation that features organ from Mike O'Neil, flute from Harold McNair, and vibes from Mike Carr – all done with some hip jazzy touches underneath Donovan's lead acoustic guitar – a folk-funk blend that's totally great, and which clearly set the scene for countless other imitations to come! Nobody can touch Donovan's charm at this point, though – and the album's a treasure through and through – filled with great tunes that include "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "Skip A Long Sam", "Sun", "Little Boy In Corduroy", "Oh Gosh", "Under The Greenwood Tree", "Song Of The Naturalist's Wife", "Lay Of The Last Tinker", "The Lullaby Of Spring", "The Magpie", "Epistle To Derroll", "The Land Of Doesn't Have To Be", and "Mad John's Escape". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, in great shape, including the folder with 12 lyric prints!)

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimTide/Stone Flower ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of CTI records gems from Antonio Carlos Jobim – back to back on a single CD! First up is Tide – an incredible record from the first off-key note to the last! The album's filled with some wonderfully moody LA studio sounds, arranged by Deodato, and a has a great swirling mix of sound that weaves around Jobim's lofty guitar and piano beautifully – complex, but still with the airy sense of space that Antonio Carlos first brought to his music in the 60s. From the very first note, you can feel the strange magic of Jobim and Deodato at work – as the album appears to be smooth and mellow, yet has a strangely unsettling undertone that keeps us coming back after all these years! Tracks include "Tema Jazz", "Carinhoso", "Rockanalia", and a nice remake of "Girl From Ipanema". Stone Flower is one of Antonio Carlos Jobim's greatest records – and a perfect blend of his subtle bossa genius with the moody electric sound of CTI! Jobim plays electric and acoustic piano, guitar, and sings a bit – and Deodato handled the arrangements with a breezy brilliance that matches all the magic of Jobim's wonderful compositions, but gives them a slightly more fluid feel too – in a way that's somewhat more sophisticated than the sound of Jobim's previous CTI outings – Tide and Wave. Other players on the album include Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Hubert Laws on flute, and Airto on percussion – and there's a great mix of Brazilian and American styles on the set – electric, sinister, breezy, and always wonderful! Includes the titles "Sabia", "God & The Devil In The Land Of The Sun", "Children's Games", "Stone Flower", "Brazil", "Tereza My Love", and "Choro". CD

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✨✧ Yolanda JohnsonViolet Flower ... CD
Meta Music, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful set from Yolanda Johnson – the daughter of 70s mellow soul genius Samuel Jonathan Johnson, but a heck of a great artist in her own right! Yolanda's definitely inherited some of her father's talent for a laidback groove – and this album's a masterpiece in understated soul tracks, filled with great little numbers that never push things too far, nor overstate Yolanda's case – a great sense of restraint that's becoming rare these days, and which really helps set the record apart from other contemporary work! The tunes are warm and soulful, but not in a way that's ever slick – and a set like this is a great reminder that there's still plenty of real soul music to be made when an artist steps into the studio with the right attitude. The set features 8 tracks in all – somewhere between an EP and a full LP – and titles include "Keep It Moving", "Individual", "Get 2 Know U", "Doing Dirty", "Fly Shine", "Running", "Change", and "Violet Flower". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesCactus Flower – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wild soundtrack by Quincy Jones – for this disturbing comedy that starred Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn, and Ingrid Bergman. The theme, "The Time For Love Is Anytime", is a sad boozy number with vocals by Sarah Vaughan, and arrangements by Jimmy Haskell – but there's also a nice slow-funky version of the cut with electric piano and one with organ, both of which are very nice! Other tracks include funky keyboard instrumentals of pop hits – like "To Sir With Love", "I'm A Believer", "She Hangs Out", and "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" – plus the dreamy instrumental "The Spell You Spin", co-written with Dave Grusin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Hubert LawsWild Flower ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Flute, strings, and soul – a wonderful counterpart to some of Hubert Laws' funkier albums of the time – and a record cut with some tremendous backings! The core group features Hubert on assorted flutes, Gary Burton on vibes, Chick Corea on piano, and Bernard Purdie on drums – all augmented by larger string backings arranged and conducted by John Murtaugh, with a dark-tinged style that's a bit in the mode of some of the work at the time by William S Fischer, but with a sound that's even moodier and more introspective. Laws' work on flute is a brilliant example of understatement – lots of space between the notes, and a rich exploration of sound that's completely mindboggling! Titles include "Ashanti", "Equinox", "Pensativa", "Wild Flower", and "Yoruba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Houston PersonWild Flower ... LP
Muse, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little set from Houston Person – a record that's a nice return to basics, much needed after some of his overproduced sessions of the mid 70s! The group here features a number of old Prestige stalwarts, helping Houston to hit a laidback soul jazz vibe – players who include Jimmy Ponder on guitar, Sonny Phillips on organ, and Idris Muhammad as drums – as well as Bill Hardman on trumpet, whose clean blowing in the front brings Houston back up to speed. Larry Killian plays added percussion on the set – and tracks include "Dameron", "Preachin & Teachin", "My Romance", and "Wildflower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in limited supply!)
 
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Erik AndresenGip (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Flower/Jazzaggression (Finland), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the few albums as a leader from Norwegian alto saxophonist Erik Andresen – a fantastic musician who played in countless other settings, but who's really at his best in the quartet on this session! Andresen has this way of blowing straight and soulful one minute, then stepping outside the next – a bit like Phil Woods during his expansive years of the late 60s – and like Woods, Andresen's got an impeccable tone when he's swinging, but then really opens up when going outside – with a boldness that's almost more tenor-like at points. The group's a great one – obscure, but very well-matched – with Roy Hellvin on piano and some electric piano, Tore Nodrlie on bass, and Svein Christiansen on drums – all musicians who are very well-suited to Andresen's journeys. Titles include "Gip", "Cordon Bleu", "Kjenning Ain't Got A Dime To My Name", "Footprints", "Old Gospel", and "Ode A Jean Louis". LP reissue also adds "Chan & Phil" from another session. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD & download!)

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VariousCrossing – Mixed By Yukihiro Fukutomi ... CD
Flower (Japan), 2004. Used ... $11.99
A hard-driving mix of soulful house tracks – put together by Yukihiro Fukutomi, whose own work is pretty darn soulful too! The set skips along in a really pulsating groove – one that has a surprising amount of acoustic percussion percolating around the bottom of the rhythms, while rolling bass, sweet keyboards, and soaring vocals push the top end up to the skies! Titles include "Release Your Mind (Swell Session rmx)" by Re:Jazz, "Back Together (Reel People club)" by Hardsoul with Ron Carroll, "ICU (DJ Spinna rmx)" by Ananada Project, "Starlite (Danny Krivit's re-edit)" by Sicania Soul, "Fly Away (dub)" by GU aka CVO featuring Jessica, "The Mast" by RSL, "Journey" by Steal Vybe, "I Love You My Hope" by Hird, and "City Country City (Franck Roger rmx)" by Little Big Bee. CD
(In a very cool slimline package!)

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✨✧ JazztronikTendervision – Remixes +2 ... CD
Flower (Japan), 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
The jazzy genius of Jazztronik gets remixed by the likes of Sunata T Experience, Su Paka Pooh, At Jazz, and Dave Warrin of Naked Music! The CD features 10 tracks that stand as solidly together as any full LP by this excellent Japanese group. Ttiles include "Song Of Bebe (Sunaga T Experience Jet Set mix)", "Don't Hold In Your Tears (Central Living rmx)", "Briza (At Jazz rmx)", "Dizzin (SOW rmx)", "Feel The Air (Yukihiro Fukutomi rmx)", "Spur (Little Big Beer rmx)", "Shinobi (Two Banks Of Four rmx and original 12" mix)", "Zoology (Su-Paka-Pooh rmx)", and the new tune "Tender Vision" featuring Yurai! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Ernie SmithKey Card (voc, version) ... 7-inch
Wild Flower (Jamaica), 1974. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Ace Of CupsIt's Bad For You But Buy It! ... LP
Big Beat (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
A long-overdue full length album from Ace Of Cups – a really unusual female group from the Bay Area scene of the late 60s – but one who never hit the heights of their bigger San Francisco contemporaries! The girls have this really great look on the back – kind of flower power, but with a bit more charm – a quality that comes through in the music, with is often more garagey than trippy – but which also has a way of putting forth female vocals and honest ideas that might not flourish this strongly for similar groups until the post-punk years. That approach makes the whole thing a truly timeless collection of tracks – of the sort that maybe resonate more strongly today than they did back in the 60s. Titles include "Music", "Glue", "Taste Of One", "Stones", "Pretty Boy", "Waller Street Blues", "Simplicity", and a great version of "Afro Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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Back EastDay By Day ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A really obscure album of groovy soul – one that's got lots of different strands working together at once, in a way that may make these guys a follow-up to the work of Rotary Connection or some of the other hip groups from Chicago at the end of the 60s! The music is definitely soul, and has great lead vocals from singer Carol Williams – but there's also strands of jazz, Brazilian, and even folk music throughout – acoustic guitars, electric piano, percussion, and lots of interesting chord and time changes that really keep things interesting – even when these guys are singing songs by other artists! Titles include "Corazon", "Zanzibar", "Love Song", "Day By Day", "Wild Flower", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", and "Reach Out". CD
Also available Day By Day ... LP 22.99

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Back EastDay By Day ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A really obscure album of groovy soul – one that's got lots of different strands working together at once, in a way that may make these guys a follow-up to the work of Rotary Connection or some of the other hip groups from Chicago at the end of the 60s! The music is definitely soul, and has great lead vocals from singer Carol Williams – but there's also strands of jazz, Brazilian, and even folk music throughout – acoustic guitars, electric piano, percussion, and lots of interesting chord and time changes that really keep things interesting – even when these guys are singing songs by other artists! Titles include "Corazon", "Zanzibar", "Love Song", "Day By Day", "Wild Flower", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", and "Reach Out". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Day By Day ... CD 14.99

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Joan BaezJoan Baez ... LP
Vanguard, 1960. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the most essential debut albums of the 60s folk revival, and the early 60s in general – the great first album from Joan Baez on the Vanguard label – a masterpiece of emotional interpretation and impeccable folk guitar playing! Joan Baez is arguably more legendary as a figure than she his as a musician, in that she was a leader in a movement, but the singer and musician is what makes the biggest impact on us, and here she is at her finest. She's accompanied by second guitarist Fred Hellerman on about half the songs, which include "Silver Dagger", "East Virginia", "House Of The Rising Sun", "All My Trails", "Wildwood Flower", "John Riley", "Little Moses", "Ek Preso Numero Nueve" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Joe BataanSubway Joe ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of our favorite Latin soul albums ever – a rollicking mix of upbeat party tracks, gentle ballads, and more – all handled with the undeniable magic that is Joe Bataan at his best! The album kicks off with the fantastic groover "Subway Joe" – a hilarious tune about Joe trying to find a seat on the subway – and it rolls into killers like "Nuevo Jala Jala", "Juanito", "Ponte En Algo", and the wonderfully emotive "Special Girl". There's a really wonderful quality to all the tunes – honest, open, and done with instrumentation that includes lots of dark passages, yet which also continues to flower in hope! A landmark, and a record that delights us again and again over the years! LP, Vinyl record album

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BeatlesHelp ... CD
Capitol/Apple, 1965. Used ... $4.99
A great little record that's kind of a prequel for Rubber Soul – filled with short, tuneful tracks that would flower more deeply on that later album – and often served up with a bit more wit and adult consciousness than in any of the group's earlier records! One of those records that we always forget about, until we drop the needle – the revel in its sweet blend of Beatles modes on tracks that include "Help", "The Night Before", "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", "I've Just Seen A Face", "Yesterday", "Act Naturally", "It's Only Love", "Ticket To Ride", and "I Need You". Original 14 track UK lineup – much different than the American release! CD
(2009 pressing, with added content.)

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Oscar Brown JrBrother Where Are You ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Sweet 70s funk from the great Oscar Brown – quite a change from his jazz-based work of the 60s, but a great new sitting for all of his wonderful wit and warmth! Brown's still a hell of a songwriter, and one with a very socially-conscious eye – sharper here than before, with lots of comments on the changes in society in the 70s, mixed with a few more heartfelt, personal moments too. There's still a bit of jazz in the mix – thanks to work from Seldon Powell on reeds, and Joe Sample on keyboards – and arrangements are by old friends Floyd Morris, the underground Chicago soul genius – and Sivuca, best known for his Brazilian music, but a great choice here to expand the groove. Brown wrote all the tunes on the record – and titles include "From My Window", "Like A Flower", "Brother Where Are YOu", ""The Lone Ranger", "If You Come Back", and "The Joneses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Gary BurtonTime Machine ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $14.99
Beautiful sounds from Gary Burton – a seminal 60s session that really has the vibist coming into his own, and finding that new path towards musical expression that would flower even more strongly in the 70s! The album has Burton really strengthening up his sense of chrome – matching the boldness of other important 60s vibes players on the rise – like Karel Velebny or Bobby Hutcherson – but also working this really special magic in the way he lets each note resonate in the air – often with a much longer decay on the sound than the actual moment of its creation! Burton also plays a bit of piano on the record, overdubbed with his vibes – but in a way that's quite different than the vibes/piano combo of earlier acts – like the MJQ, or George Shearing Quintet – thanks to work from Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks include "Six Nix Quix Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing.)

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Jean CarneCollaborations ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Smooth modern duets from one of our favorite ladies in soul music! Jean Carne's a heck of a singer – with a career that stretches back to early soul jazz recordings with (then) husband Doug Carn, to solo recordings on Philly International in the late 70s, to appearances on records by other artists – sessions from the 70s, 80s, and 90s in which Jean lent her vocals to a wealth of great recordings! This great collection focuses on work in that category – uncollected sides from a three decade period, brought together in one album that shows just how great Jean can sound when she's singing with other artists. Many of these titles are quite hard to find otherwise, and haven't even shown up on other collections of Jean's work – and tracks include "Good Thng Goin On" with Billy Paul, "Holdin On" and "Dreams Of Tomorrow" with Dexter Wansel, "Keep In Touch" and "The Look Of Love" with Grover Washington Jr, "Lean On Me" with Nathan Heathman, "If You Don't Know Me By Now" with The Temptations, "Love Is Beautiful" with Universe, "Star Flower" with Lonnie Liston Smith, "Let's Stay Together" with Bobby M, "I'm Back For More" with Al Johnson, "You Might Be Surprised" with Roy Ayers, "Mother Of The Future" with Norman Connors, and "Valentine Love" with Michael Henderson. Also features the bonus solo track "Trust Me" – never on CD before! CD

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John CarterDauwhe ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... About January 7, 2020 (delayed)
Richly complicated work from reedman John Carter – working here at a level that's a great change from his smaller combo work of the early years! Carter plays clarinet throughout – at the head of an octet with a very cerebral feel – a group who almost bring more of a serious music sort of style into play at times, yet still have enough jazz-based energy in their work too. The approach is a bit like that of Muhal Richard Abrams or Henry Threadgill – but the set also has a definite LA underground bent too, thanks to work by Bobby Bradford on cornet, Red Callender on tuba, James Newton on flutes, Charles Owen on soprano sax, Roberto Miranda on bass, William Jeffrey on drums, and Luis Peralta on waterphone and percussion. Titles include "Dauwhe", "Enter From The East", "Soft Dance", "The Mating Ritual", and "Ode To The Flower Maiden". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chairmen Of The BoardSkin I'm In (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Probably the rarest of all albums by The Chairmen Of The Board – and also the last! The album was cut after the band re-formed briefly, and it's got a fuzzed-out heavy soul sound that's quite different from some of the group's earlier work. There's heavy guitar on many tracks – riffing away in a psychedelic mode that dominates most tracks, but which almost buries the group's vocals. The album's a great one if you dig the funk side of the Chairmen – and at times, it almost reminds us of The Politicians, who were kind of labelmates of the group. Includes the excellent two-part funk track "Life & Death" – plus "Love At First Sight", "Everybody Party All Night", "Let's Have Some Fun", "Finder's Keepers", "Skin I'm In", and "White Rose (Freedom Flower)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rosemary Clooney with Duke EllingtonBlue Rose ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... $5.99
Fantastic stuff, and proof that Rosemary Clooney was always one heck of a great singer – with strengths in jazz that you didn't always hear in her pop work! As you'd guess from the cover, Duke Ellington's leading the group on the album – and most of the tracks here are older Ellington standards, reworked with bold vocal lines from Clooney – in a way that's right up there with any of the usual singers with Ellington's band! Players include Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Harry Carney – and titles include "I'm Checkin Out", "Mood Indigo", "Blue Rose", "Grievin", "Hey Baby", and "Passion Flower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Miles DavisMiles Ahead ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A masterful meeting of two 50s modern jazz talents – the trumpet of Miles Davis balanced with the arrangements of Gil Evans – with results that have made the album one of Miles' greatest ever! The sound here is completely sublime – as Davis gets all chromatic and spooky over Evans' edgey arrangements – shimmering nicely in a perfect blend of modernism and lighter, more lyrical touches. The record's filled with loads of the kind of solos that Miles brought to his smaller group records – but they almost flower even more amazingly here in the larger setting. Titles include "Springsville", "Blues For Pablo", "New Rhumba", "Lament", and "Miles Ahead". This is the record that your dad bought to prove that he was cool – so buy it from us and keep up the family tradition! LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing in a blue border cover.)

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamAfro-Cuban ... LP
Blue Note, 1955. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A completely unique little session – and a record that's every bit as musically striking as you might guess from its title and cover! The date's a rare Latin-tinged one for trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a record that takes his usually smooth sound and sets it up against octet backings with horns from JJ Johnson on trombone, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, and Hank Mobley on tenor – plus piano from Horace Silver, bass from Oscar Pettiford, and drums from Art Blakey – plus added congas from Patato Valdes! The expanded group plays with a great sense of power – really pushing Kenny's sound tremendously – and although the album also features a few tracks by a smaller group with less percussion, these also have a bit of a Latin/exotic tinge too. Titles include "Basheer's Dream", "Lotus Flower", "KD's Motion", "Venita's Dance", "Minor's Holiday", "La Villa", and "Afrodisia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ East New York Ensemble De MusicAt The Helm ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An extremely righteous bit of soul jazz – originally issued in a very small pressing by Folkway Records, at a time when the label was doing some great underground recordings! The sound is loose and free – spiritually building in a manner that recalls the work of Ahmed Abdul Malik, Phil Cohran, and some of the AACM – and the album has a style that's exploratory, but never goes too far out, or loses its sense of rhythm and swing. Tracks are longish, and the core group features soprano sax and Korean reeds by Bilal Abdurahman and vibes by Ameen Nuraldeen – plus guest work on bass by James Smith, and appearances by a lot of different world percussion players. There's a nice Eastern feel to some of the tracks, and titles include "Mevlana", "Ti Ti", "Sun Flower", and "Bent El Jerusalem". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Donald FagenNightfly (Ultradisc One-Step Pressing) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/Warner, 1982. Sealed 2LP Box Set ... $269.99
A bit of jazzy magic from Fagen – stepping out from the cover of Steely Dan after the Gaucho album, and sounding pretty darn great on his own! The record is almost nostalgic, going back to a 50s of Brubeck, abstract expressionism, and pre-Castro Havana – filled with images that are a bit less oblique than those of Fagen's work with Steely Dan, and a love for the subject matter that makes us like the record even more. Musically, the set follows strongly from Gaucho, but has perhaps a bit more straight jazz – and titles include "The Goodbye Look", "Walk Between Raindrops", "IGY", "Green Flower Street", and "New Frontier". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #5000/6000.)

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Billy FosterPortrait ... CD
Equistar, 2005. New Copy ... $11.99
An overlooked set from the Gary scene – one of a handful of albums by pianist Billy Foster – a musician, radio host, and educator – with a legacy that almost makes him the Ramsey Lewis of his hometown! Billy cut some more keyboard-heavy albums in the 80s, but this record's a great back to basics set – well-crafted work that features an array of superb compositions by Foster – making us wonder why he never got his due as a composer over the years. The original tunes really dominate the set – and core sounds are from Billy's trio, but the album also features lots of guitar from the great Henry Johnson, plus tenor from Carl Coan, trumpet from Odies Williams, and vocals on some tracks from Renee Miles-Foster. Titles include "Portrait", "B's Bop", "Into The Dawn", "See Mine Are Blues", "The Flower", "Movin On", "Ballad", and "I'm Thinking Love". CD

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Bill Frisell/Thomas MorganEpistrophy ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The fragile side of Bill Frisell, captured here in a really beautiful way – a set of unadorned live duets with bassist Thomas Morgan – playing together at the Village Vanguard, with a sound that's maybe even slightly warmer than the album might have been than if recorded by ECM in the studio! The set's got Bill using all these subtle, careful elements in his guitar – sounds that might be overshadowed in a larger setting, especially when his work on the strings gets a bit more complex – and Morgan's bass is often quite spacious, leaving much of the core energy to come from Bill. Titles include "Mumbo Jumbo", "Lush Life", "Save The Last Dance For Me", "All In Fun", "Wildwood Flower", "You Only Live Twice", and "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning". CD

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Joe HendersonLush Life – The Music Of Billy Strayhorn ... CD
Verve, 1991. Used ... $3.99
Amazing sounds from Joe Henderson's later years – a completely sublime take on the music of Billy Strayhorn, and a wonderful demonstration of Henderson's mature talents on the tenor! There's a fantastic balance here between darkness and light, grit and clarity, heard in Joe's very first notes on the set – and holding on strong through some of the bolder moments in the set – with work by a shifting lineup, from solo to quintet, that features Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, Stephen Scott on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. Yet although Marsalis might be a draw for some folks, we really love it best when Henderson gets to do his own thing – stretching out in these marvelous laidback solos that are heavy on those rich tones he developed in his early years, yet turned towards Strayhorn's brilliant ear for space between the sounds. Titles include "Blood Count", "Isfahan", "Rain Check", "Lotus Blossom", "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", and "Upper Manhattan Medical Group". CD
(Out of print.)

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Justin Hinds & The DominoesTravel With Love ... CD
Nighthawk, 1984. Used ... $11.99
A later classic from the legendary Justin Hinds – reunited here with his Dominoes group, in a musical legacy that stretches back to the early 60s! Despite the date of the set, the production is very classic and nicely understated – no attempt to make Hinds a contemporary superstar, but instead to revel in that unique vocal style he'd been bringing to Jamaican music for the previous two decades – finally given a chance to flower again in its best setting! The backing group is great – Earl Chinna Smith on guitar, Carlton Barrett on drums, and Aston Barrett on bass – all working in a mode that sounds laidback, but which is also incredibly precise – really bringing great energy to songs that include "Miss Wendell", "Book Of History", "Weeping Eyes", "In The Jungle", "Sweet Lorraine", "The Rainbow", and "Get Ready Rock Steady". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gregory HoweGregory Howe ... CD
Wide Hive, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A very different set from Gregory Howe – an artist who you might know from jazz recordings as part of the Wide Hive Players, and on other projects for that label as well – stepping out here as a surprisingly compelling singer/songwriter in a whole new mode! Gregory supplied the lyrics for all tunes, and sings in this raspy style that's really great – offset by warmer guitar work, and some nice use of additional strings, too – gently, with production that's almost in a cool 70s mode – never overdone, and really fitting the spirit of the tunes. Titles include "The Things We Do", "Life Is Rain", "Work It Out", "Flower In The Weeds", "Chasing Shadows", "Reaching Higher", and "Concertina". CD

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Keith JarrettShades ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1976. Very Good ... $7.99
A lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter than Jarrett's excellent Death & The Flower set – as the tunes have a highly rhythmic component, and make good use of the extra percussion to create a flowing, organic groove. There's still a nice loose feel overall, though – almost a take on the loft jazz sound, especially at the moments when Jarrett goes a bit outside on piano. Titles include "Shades Of Jazz", "Southern Smiles", "Rose Petals", and "Diatribe". LP, Vinyl record album

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JohnstonsColours Of The Dawn (US pressing) ... LP
Vanguard, 1971. Sealed ... $14.99
The Johnstons got their start as a more traditional Irish folk group, but like most of their British Isles contemporaries at the end of the 60s, they were able to find a way to bridge the ancient and the current – by this point mixing traditional material with some very well-chosen contemporary cuts, all of which really flower even more wonderfully in the beautiful male/female vocal style of the group – who can hit a warm blend that's almost like the west coast post-folk modes of the Sunshine Pop generation, but much more cerebral. Production is nicely stripped-down at most points – with a focus on acoustic instrumentation, but also some slight elements on the second two albums that almost remind us of the hipness of Warner/Reprise productions for this sort of material. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with large holes and sticker remnants. Cover has a cut corner and some wear where exposed.)

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Elvin JonesVery RARE ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... About January 22, 2020
Very rare indeed – and one of the best 70s albums from Elvin Jones – thanks to a tight quartet lineup who follow his every move with tremendous energy! The style's not as all-out bombastic as Jones could sometimes be in these days – and with a group that includes Roland Hanna on piano, Art Pepper on sax, and Richard Davis on bass, Elvin's in company that allows him to be strongly expressive on both sides of the spectrum! Sure, there's a few searching, soaring numbers that show Elvin's Coltrane roots – but there's also some gentler more introspective moments too, ones that provide great space for solos from Hanna and Pepper. Titles include "Witching Hour", "Pitter Pat", "Tin Tin Deo", "Zange", "Sweet Mama", and "Passion Flower". CD

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Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison SextetIllumination! ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ... $12.99
An amazingly unique little group – one that kind of stepped in the Impulse Records back door from the Coltrane galaxy, but which features some very unique aspects overall! As the cover states, the ensemble's led by bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones – and also features McCoy Tyner from Coltrane's quartet – yet the real charm of the record comes from the reed men, who include Prince Lasha on flute and clarinet, Sonny Simmons on alto and English horn, and Charles Davis on baritone sax! All players are free-thinking modernists, with ties to some of the farther reaches of 60s jazz – yet they work here in a beautifully inside mode, similar to Lasha's excellent Insight album on CBS UK – a vibe that takes all the most wonderful aspects of the Coltrane generation, but pushes them even further with some deeply personal expressions. Tracks include the seminal "Half & Half" – plus "Aborigine Dance In Scotland", "Oriental Flower", and "Nuttin Out Jones", and "Gettin On Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Charles LloydSoundtrack ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A killer from the Charles Lloyd group of the late 60s – a set that still stretches out with all the spiritual energy of Lloyd's other Atlantic albums, yet also seems to have a bit more of a groove, too! The setting is live, and the tracks are nice and long – allowing ample room for solos by Lloyd on tenor and flute and Keith Jarrett on piano – working here with great accompaniment from Ron McClure on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Titles include a massive take on "Sombrero Sam" – done in a nice Latin groove, and very upbeat – plus the spiritual "Voice In The Night", and the cuts "Pre-Dawn" and "Forest Flower 69". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)

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✨✧ Charles LloydSwiss Radio Days Vol 46 – Montreux Jazz Festival 1967 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1967. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.99
A really fantastic live performance from the Charles Lloyd group of the late 60s – a double-length set that's a wonderful complement to their classic albums on Atlantic Records! The group is great – a young Keith Jarrett on piano, Ron McClure on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – fantastic partners for the freewheeling style of Lloyd on both tenor and flute, as the group work here through modes and melodies that feel years ahead of their time – all spun out on these long, extended performances that are mindblowing throughout! Swiss Radio recorded the material in 1967, and we wonder why it's taken so long to come out – as the whole thing is completely essential, and features long takes on "Love Ship", "Days & Nights Waiting", "Lady Gabor", "Forest Flower", "Love Song To A Baby", and "Sweet Georgia Bright". CD

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✨✧ Charles LloydVoice In The Night ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1999. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A key album from the later Charles Lloyd years on ECM – from a moment when the saxophonist seemed to be completely reinvigorated, and exploring very different territories than his music of the 60s! Part of the sound has Lloyd hitting a few ECM vibes – hard not to do with a group that features John Abercrombie on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – but there's also moments that are looser and freer, too – really showing the individuality that's always been such a hallmark of Charles' recordings, and which here is hardly going to cowtow to any sort of stricter style for the label. The tenor work is superb – very sinuous and constantly exploring, but never overindulgent – and titles include "Voice In The Night", "Dorotea's Studio", "Homage", "Pocket Full Of Blues", "Forest Flower Sunrise/Sunset", and "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but with a small gouge in the bottom seam.)

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Jon LucienLove Everlasting – The Very Best Of Jon Lucien (with unreleased tracks) ... CD
BMG (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
An excellent Jon Lucien compilation that's way way better than the one that came out on Razor & Tie! This one features only work from Jon's RCA years – which were easily his best-ever. Plus, it's also got 4 previously unissued tracks that were recorded during the early 70s – but never issued until now. These are titled "Time For Me To Fly", "Child Of Love", "Black Flower", and "Follow Your Heart" – and they're all great! Of course, the other stuff's fantastic, too – and is some of the most godlike jazzy soul ever recorded on this planet. Titles include "Lady Love", "Who Will Buy?", "Adoration", "So Little Time", "Listen Love", "The Pleasure Of Your Garden", and the wonderful groover "Would You Believe In Me". 20 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlue Notes & Ballads ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
Sublime ballad work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – material that easily represents the greatest side of their talents from the Philly International years! Although the group charted biggest with their groovers, we've always loved their mellower tunes best – and this CD is filled with them – killer slow-moving cuts that really let Teddy Pendergrass stretch out with amazing vocals, a tangle of emotions set beautifully to soulful Philly backings. A few tunes are from the post-Teddy years, but are still pretty great too – and titles include "Pretty Flower", "I Miss You", "Ebony Woman", "Let Me In Your World", "It All Depends On You", "To Be True", "Yesterday I Had The Blues", "I'm Weak For You", "It's All Because Of A Woman", "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon", "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "If You Don't Know Me By Now", and "Yesterday I Had The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Don MenzaFirst Flight ... LP
Catalyst, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Wicked work from saxophonist Don Menza – really stretching out here in a massively beautiful 70s session for Catalyst Records! Menza was a heck of a player, but one who mostly kept things pretty close to the chest – yet on this album, he blows with a soulful, flowing tone that's simply impeccable – gently gliding along electric rhythms with a really mellow feel! The album unfolds like the petals of some hip 70s flower – gently opening up from tune to tune, peeling back layer upon layer of soulful sound – as Menza blows on tenor, soprano, and flute – with a group that includes Alan Broadbent on piano and electric keys, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Paulinho and Claudio Slon on percussion. All tracks are original, and titles include "Samba De Rollins", "Magnolia Rose", "Ballad Of The Matador", and "Groove Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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MetersCabbage Alley ... LP
Reprise, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A really cool cooker from The Meters – recorded during their post-Josie run for Warner Brothers, but with this tight vibe that still holds all their funky New Orleans roots intact! The sound is a bit more expanded here – not in a commercial way, but just in a style that has the group trying out more things – some interesting rhythms, offbeat guitar passages, and maybe even more of a vocal presence – although it's clearly the drums and basslines that are still driving the whole thing along! Production is by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn – again in that great style they were hitting at Warner – and titles include "Soul Island", "Flower Song", "Gettin Funkier All the Time", "Do the Dirt", "Cabbage Alley", and "Stay Away" – plus a version of Neil Young's "Birds"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Clara MondshineMemorymetropolis ... CD
Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A totally fantastic 80s album from electronic wizard Clara Mondshine – one that's a fair bit different than her earlier material, and also shows maybe a bit of influence from the post-punk world of the time! The instruments are often stark, sharp, and rhythmic – but with lots of darkness in the corners, at a level that really reminds us of the best Chris & Cosey material from the period – equally stripped-down, with a key focus on certain elements on each track, and moments of surprising beauty that flower amidst the shadows. Better even than most dark wave classics – and titles include "Chipmania", "Metasamba", "O Queen Of Saba", "Caesar In Camerun", and "High Moon Enters Heaven". CD

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David MurrayLive At The Peace Church ... LP
Danola, 1976/1991. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Obscure live set from 1976, issued more recently on the Danola label, and featuring Murray in the company of Fred Hopkins and Stanley Crouch in a set of long tracks that show the young genius that Murray had before it got too muddled up in all the over-released material that's floating around these days. Tracks include "Future Sally's Time", "Low Class Conspiracy", "Beauty From Elsewhere", and "Turquoise Cement Flower". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sunny MurraySunshine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
One of the most ambitious albums that Sunny Murray ever recorded – a set of large ideas and long explorations – performed here by a group of all-star avant players from the time! Murray's vision is wonderful here – even bolder and more expressive than on his work for ESP – and realized by a mighty lineup of players that includes Lester Bowie on trumpet, Arthur Jones and Roscoe Mitchell on alto saxes, Archie Shepp and Kenneth Terrode on tenors, Dave Burrell on piano, and Alan Silva and Malachi Favors on bass! The strong influence of the AACM can definitely be felt on the set – but Murray's presence really changes things up – taking the mood in a different direction than heard on the BYG albums that Mitchell, Bowie, and Favors recorded with the Art Ensemble. Side one features the extended "Flower Trane", and side two contains "Real" and "Red Cross". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ NiceThoughts Of Emerlist Davjack ... LP
Immediate, 1967. Very Good+ ... $8.99
The Nice's debut album – a much more tripped out batch of tunes than their better remembered follow up albums! Keyboardist Keith Emerson is the leader of the group, but would actually function as a tighter three piece in the subsequent years. The album may suffer just a bit in comparison to the bands superior later albums, and the fact that Pink Floyds bizarro druggie masterpiece Piper At The Gates Of Dawn was released the same year; but it's still a must for prog and psych completists. Includes "Flower King Of The Flies", "The Thoughts Of Emerist Davejack", "Bonnie K", "Rondo", "War And Peace", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Columbia Special Products pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some ring wear.)

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Noya RaoIcaros ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. Used ... $8.99
Warm waves of soul from Noya Rao – a jazzy quartet who make their lead female vocals blend perfectly with their keyboards! The approach is simple and unadorned – really beautiful keys from Tom Henry, who seems to be playing Fender Rhodes on many tracks – and these lyrics from Olivia Bhattacharjee that effortlessly blossom and flower with the rhythms – which themselves are played live on bass and drums, but with a crisp crackle that's definitely learned from more contemporary rhythm patterns! The liveness of the instrumentation makes a nice change from some too-programmed soul records – and really opens up the set – on titles that include "Dreaming (parts 1 & 2)", "Midas", "Fly", "Golden Claw", "Azimuth", "This Time", "Same Sun Will Rise", and "I Feel". CD

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Orchestra CometaDaydream – Musica Di Mirot-Stepchild-Lash ... LP
CEM (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... About January 15, 2020 (delayed)
One of the coolest albums ever from the legendary Cometa sound library – a set that's every bit as weird and wonderful as you'd guess from its cover image of a hand holding a flower with eyeballs on each petal! The music's maybe not as trippy as that picture, but it does have lots of cool and groovy touches – sweet Fender Rhodes at some points, jazzy reeds at others, and even some more evocative passages that almost have a deeper soundtrack vibe – but which soon return to the kind of tight, funky numbers that we love so much in Italian sound library material from this time! The players aren't named, but they're clearly top-shelf talents from the scene – and tracks include the funky "Rash", plus "Riddle", "Happy Fire", "Swallow", "Canty", "Diplomat", "Gadder", "Bike", and "Daydream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie PalmieriWisdom/Sabiduria ... LP
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
The genius of Eddie Palmieri never seems to dim at all as the years go on – and, if anything, the genius only seems to flower even more – finding new ways of expression that maybe even blow away some of Eddie's classic work from the 60s and 70s! This set is amazing – a fantastically modern refiguring of Latin roots – with elements that stretch back to Palmieri's earliest charanga years and his Latin jazz rebirth, but used in ways that are very different – and very striking throughout! The lineup remains relatively small on most numbers – with very heavy focus on piano, percussion, and bass – but Eddie also makes great use of key guests who include Alfredo De La Fe on violin, Donald Harrison on alto, Ronnie Cuber on baritone, and Joe Locke on vibes. Titles include "Locked In", "Cuervas Y Tumbao", "Wise Bata Blues", "La Cancha", "Augustine Parish", "Life", "Samba Do Suenho", and "Jibarita Y Su Son". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hermeto PascoalHermeto (Muse pressing) ... LP
Muse, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Excellent early work by Hermeto – recorded in the US with a jazzy, fusiony finish – right around the same time as Dom Um Romao's albums for Muse and Cobblestone! The group here features a host of American jazz players, set to complicated yet grooving arrangements by Airto – and there's some nice touches of electric instrumentation that never dominate, but give the record a really nice crackle! Tracks include "Hermeto", "Bells", "The Love Flower (Flor Do Amor)", and "Fabiola". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the seams, half split spine, and a sticker spot.)

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Patron SaintsFohhoh Bohob (expanded edition) ... CD
Time Lag Records, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... $5.99
A largely unheard psychedelic gem from the end of the 60s – originally private pressed by the group of suburban NY teenagers responsible for the wild sound! There's a cosmic rock groove and a bit of doe-eyed innocence in these cute odes to mind expansion – with freewheeling guitars, hand percussion, keys and a conversational vocal style that sounds like a wildly tripping, speak-singing Neil Young! Titles include "Flower", "Nostalgia Trip", "Reflections", "Do You Think About Me?", "White Light", "Relax", "My Lonely Friend", "Andrea", and "The Goodnight Song" – plus bonus tracks that include demos and live recordings! CD
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Liz PhairExile In Guyville ... CD
Matador, 1993. Used ... $1.99
Think what you want about the lady and her music, this album's one of the most crucial indie sets of the 90s – a record that not only elevated a whole new level of songwriting, but also helped find a new role for the female artist in the changing scene of the time! Plus, for us, it's also a set that's as important to the Chicago scene as most of the big Seattle records were to that city – a showcase of the city's new energy towards music making, and the way it could take risks but touch a larger audience, too – thanks to the instrumental efforts of Phair's great band, and the production of Brad Wood (the set germinated just blocks from Dusty Groove – so maybe we're a bit biased, too!) Titles include "Dance Of The Seven Veils", "Never Said", "Soap Star Joe", "Canary", "Mesmerizing", "F*ck & Run", "Girls Girls Girls", "Shatter", "Divorce Song", "Flower", "Gunshy", "Strange Loop", "Stratford On Guy", and "Explain It To Me". CD
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Liz PhairExile In Guyville ... CD
Capitol, 1993. Used ... $1.99
Think what you want about the lady and her music, this album's one of the most crucial indie sets of the 90s – a record that not only elevated a whole new level of songwriting, but also helped find a new role for the female artist in the changing scene of the time! Plus, for us, it's also a set that's as important to the Chicago scene as most of the big Seattle records were to that city – a showcase of the city's new energy towards music making, and the way it could take risks but touch a larger audience, too – thanks to the instrumental efforts of Phair's great band, and the production of Brad Wood (the set germinated just blocks from Dusty Groove – so maybe we're a bit biased, too!) Titles include "Dance Of The Seven Veils", "Never Said", "Soap Star Joe", "Canary", "Mesmerizing", "F*ck & Run", "Girls Girls Girls", "Shatter", "Divorce Song", "Flower", "Gunshy", "Strange Loop", "Stratford On Guy", and "Explain It To Me". CD
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John RenbournUnpentangled – The Sixties Albums (There You Go/John Renbourn/Bert & John/Another Monday/Watch The Stars/Sir John A Lot Of/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Transatlantic/Cherry Tree (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $32.99
A treasure trove of greatness from British folk rock legend John Renbourn – all of his late 60s solo work, done before moving on to greater fame in Pentangle! First up is There You Go – a rare one from singer Dorris Henderson and future Pentangle founder John Rensbourn! Florida born, LA raised singer Dorris Henderson moved to London in 1965 and was soon singing London's folk clubs, where she met Rensbourn. A solid mix of traditionals and then contemporary folk songs – stripped down and honest takes on "Saly Free And Easy", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "Mr Tamborine Man", "Going To Memphis", Something Lonesome", "Mist On The Mountain" and more. This edition includes bonus tracks from a rare 45 – "Hangman" and "Leaves That Are Green". Next is the self-titled John Renbourn from 1965 – a set that would not only establish John's legacy for years to come, but also have a very strong impact upon the role of the guitar on the British scene too! The album's definitely in a mode that owes something to an American folk legacy – but it also really breaks from the past with unusual phrasings and colorings in Renbourn's guitar – certainly with an ear towards ancient English modes, but also at once very fresh and contemporary – a strong precursor to the waves of new acoustic talents that would flow from the UK a few years later, but maybe even more revolutionary – given that John's mostly just working here with his guitar and voice. Bert Jansch adds guitar to a few tracks – and titles include "Song", "Down On The Barge", "Plainsong", "Judy", "Beth's Blues", "Blue Bones", "Train Tune", "Winter Is Gone", and "Noah & Rabbit". Bert & John is a hell of a collaboration between British legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – both working here together to completely redefine the sound of their music for the generation to come! This one album may well hold all the sense of subtle power and possibility that was about to flower in the Brit movement often known as "acid folk" – that reworking of older aesthetics with modern conceptions, and doing so mostly with their work on acoustic guitar – quite a feat, given the stripped-down instrumentation of the set! Bert sings a bit – in that incredible style of his – but the real attraction here is the guitar interplay, which is always fresh, never hokey, neither familiar American folk nor forced singer-songwriter backup material. Titles include a wonderful reworking of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" – plus "Red's Favourite", "Orlando", "Soho", "Piano Tune", "East Wind", "After The Dance", and "The Time Has Come". Another Monday is maybe the most obscure album in the collection – a set that is mostly instrumental, with some completely fantastic work by Renbourn on guitar – but which also features a bit of guest vocals from singer Jacqui McShee – whose warmer presence next to John really makes for a nice pairing. The album's as powerful as it is subtle, really beautiful in its sense of variety – with titles that include "Buffalo", "One For William", "Lost Lover Blues", "Another Monday", "Day At The Seaside", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", and "Waltz". Watch The Stars is another great collaboration with Dorris Henderson – an American singer, but one who moved to London in the 60s – where she cut this rare gem with guitarist John Renbourn! The album's got a righteous vibe that's hipper than the usual folk set – with some traditional tunes and some contemporary material – recorded with that amazing phrasing that made Renbourn's guitar so distinct right from the start, with lots of those jazzy currents we love so much – and which really fit the creative vocal approach of Henderson! Dorris also plays some autoharp, and there's a bit of bass in the backings – although overall the main focus here is on Renbourn's guitar and Henderson's vocals. Titles include "Come Up Horsey", "God Bless The Child", "Watch The Stars", "30 Days In Jail", "Mosaic Patterns", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", and "There's Anger In This Land". Sir John A Lot Of is perhaps one of the best-known albums from British guitar legend John Renbourn – as it was issued widely in the US, and kept in print for a surprisingly long time over the years! The approach here is slightly different than Renbourn's previous records – a bit in the image presented by the cover, although with maybe not as slavish a sound – as John just uses the whole thing to go a bit more ancient than before, in ways that echo the time travel that the whole British folk scene was taking as the 70s approached. The tunes are done in ways that are really beautiful – still lots of the incredible guitar work that made Renbourn such a standout on the scene – plus flute from jazzman Ray Warleigh, who's very different here than usual – and spare use of finger cymbals, African drums, and glockenspiel by Terry Cox. Titles include "Morgana", "Transfusion", "The Trees They Do Grow High", "Sweet Potato", "Seven Up", and "White Fishes". 6CD box features all records in original artwork sleeves, with a booklet of notes – and bonus tracks that include "Message To Pretty", "The Waggoner's Lad", "Lucky Thirteen", "Blues Run The Game", "The Wildest Pig In Captivity (alt)", "Can't Keep From Crying", "Transfusion (alt)", and "The Leaves Are Green". CD

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Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... $8.99
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever did! Dom recorded this one in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! We'd place this record next to the best electric work by David Axelrod, the dopest funk on CTI, and a rare few other jazz funk albums from the 70s – and the whole thing's completely sublime all the way through! Includes the spare spacey groover "Dom's Tune", the lively dancer "Cinnamon Flower", the jazzy "Family Talk", a great version of "Ponteio", and a take on Sivuca's "Adeus Maria Fulo" with Joao Donato on electric harpsichord! Loads of samples, and players include Joe Beck, Dom Salvador, Sivuca, Mauricio Smith, Portinho, Richard Kimball, and Lloyd McNeill. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)
Also available Dom Um Romao ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – a rich harmony of Brazilian roots and more creative 70s electric instrumentation – filled with complicated shades, tones, and colors! We'd place this record next to the best electric work by David Axelrod, the dopest funk on CTI, and a rare few other jazz funk albums from the 70s – and the whole thing's completely sublime all the way through! Players include Joao Donato on piano, Dom Salvador on Fender Rhodes, Lloyd McNeil on flute, Mauricio Smith on tenor and soprano sax, Sivuca on organ and guitar, and Joe Beck on electric guitar – and titles include the spare spacey groover "Dom's Tune", the lively dancer "Cinnamon Flower", the jazzy "Family Talk", a great version of "Ponteio", and a take on Sivuca's "Adeus Maria Fulo". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dom Um Romao ... LP 8.99

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SantanaCaravanserai ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Titles include "Eternal Caravan Of Reincarnation", "Waves Within", "Look Up", "Just In Time To See The Sun", "All The Love Of The Universe", and "Stone Flower". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Raymond Scott with Dorothy Collins & Mel TormeJingle Workshop – Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951 to 1965 (2019 Black Friday Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99
A really cool side of work from the enigmatic Raymond Scott – the legendary midcentury figure who did a wealth of creative work in jazz, soundtrack, and electronic music fields! Turns out, Scott also recorded a heck of a lot of commercials in his studio – all in ways that embrace all the many modes that Raymond did so well – a good number of which also feature lead vocals from his wife Dorothy Collins – a great recording star in her own right! The songs here are all pretty darn short – usually just a minute or less – but the set features a whopping 82 numbers in all, and is a fantastic representation of this lost side of the Raymond Scott legacy – all packaged beautifully with plenty of notes, and sound quality strong enough to move this material way past the demo archive status. Includes ads and jingles for a wide variety of products – from Hamm's Beer, to RCA TV, Gold Medal Flower, Teryton Cigarettes, Krystal Hamburgers, Sprite soda, Revlon Hair Spray, and other big products for the 50s homemaker! Also includes a few rare jingles sung by Mel Torme, too. CD
(Limited to 350 copies – in a hardbound style book!)

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Lauren SevianBliss ... CD
Posi tone, 2018. Used ... $4.99
Mighty strong work from Lauren Sevian – maybe one of the few female baritone saxophonists we can think of, and a hell of a bold talent – from her work on the reeds to her range of strong material composed for the album! The whole thing comes on with a force that we really weren't expecting – especially for a record with a flower on the cover – this rich, soulful sound that doesn't just come from Sevina's baritone, but also from the united power of the quintet that includes Alexa Tarantino on alto, Robert Rodriguez on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and EJ Strickland on drums! The rhythm core is especially strong, and really helps to give the album a strong sense of focus – but then again, with compositions as great as these, they could hardly do anything but – as you'll hear on titles that include "Goldie's Chance", "Bluesishness", Square One", "Triple Water", "Bliss", "In The Loop", and "Lamb & Bunny". CD

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Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.98
Insanely fantastic! Ananda Shankar was one of the hippest sitar players of the 60s – an artist who was not only steeped in the strongest traditions of Indian music heard in other more mainstream players, but one who also had a keen ear for modder and funkier grooves of the time! This rare American set by Ananda is one of his greatest ever – a brilliant mix of funky backings and tripped out sitar work – done in a way that blends together soul, funk, and rock – all given a particularly cool Indian twist. The vibe is very much in the best funky Bollywood style – but was actually done years before most Bollywood funk – and the set includes great covers of "Jumpin Jack Flash" and "Light My Fire", plus great original tracks like "Sagar (The Ocean)", "Snow Flower", "Dance Indra", and "Metamorphosis". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joya SherrillJoya Sherrill Sings Duke ... LP
20th Century, 1965. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the best recordings we've heard from Joya Sherrill – a set that has her taking on the music of Duke Ellington, but handling things with a cool sort of 60s feel! The arrangements are nice and lean – handled by Mercer Ellington, and featuring players who include Cootie Williams on trumpet, Ray Nance on cornet, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Paul Gonsalves on tenor – all working with Joya in formations that are much more small combo than the usual Ellington mode. Sherrill's vocals sparkle nicely in the setting – with a sense of poise and class that updates the older themes nicely. Titles include "Day Dreams", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Kissing Bug", "Mood Indigo", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Sophisticated Lady", "Duke's Place", and "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Antero SievertUnderscore ... LP
JMI, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
A beautiful album of slow-building sounds that mostly come from the piano of Antero Sievert – but which is also slightly augmented at points by work on violin, cello, and trombone! Sievert is great enough on solo piano – working with maybe the warmth and sensitivity of a young Keith Jarrett, but in a mode that's not as longform – but what we also appreciate is his wider ear for sound – a quality that has the instrument often sounding as much as a subtle sonic force as it is a solo vehicle, which really takes off on the album's long "Bob James" track – which features Sievert on Fender Rhodes, and also includes some street noise too. Other titles include "Improv 3", "Spanish Lullaby", "Lima", "Spring Flower", "Improv 5", and "Zarathustra". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alan Silva & Celestial Communications OrchestraShout – Portrait For A Small Woman ... LP
Sun Records (France), 1979. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the very few recordings made by Alan Silva, with his large ensemble the Celestial Communications Orchestra in 1978 and issued the following year. Rich tapestries of swing based rhythms with angular chord progressions and Silva's unique voicing and arrangements push the soloists nicely, including a number of French and African players like: Itari Oki, Francois Cotinaud, Muhammad Ali, Jo Maka and Michael Zwerin. 7 numbers: "Golden Flower", "The Shout", "Le Voile Pastel", "Ijo", "Broadway", "Communications" and "Stepping". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lonnie Liston SmithExotic Mysteries ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the fullest-sounding albums ever cut by Lonnie Liston Smith – but one of the greatest albums too! The set has Smith really taking off a bit more than on his work for RCA or Flying Dutchman – hitting some fuller sounds in the studio, thanks to backings arranged by Berg DeCoteaux, who's clearly trying to push Lonnie's groove a bit more towards a soul fusion audience of the time, yet always without losing any of the righteous energy that makes the music so great. There's a wonderful blend of acoustic and electric keyboards on the set – wrapped up in bits of strings, and propelled strongly to the skies with some great rhythms that include bass work from a young Marcus Miller, who also wrote some of the tracks on the set. Vocals aren't often in the lead – usually just sung by a chorus, if at all – and some of the best numbers here have a laidback groove that's totally wonderful – nice and mellow, with lots of room for the keys! Tracks include "Quiet Moments", "Space Princess", "Night Flower", "Mystical Dreamer", "Magical Journey", "Singing For Love", and "Exotic Mysteries". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Spinal TapSpinal Tap – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Polydor, 1984. Used ... $1.99
All the classics – including "Big Bottom", "Sex Farm", "Stonehenge", "Listen To The Flower People", and "Hell Hole". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Former owner's name in marker inside booklet.)

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Robert StillmanReality ... CD
Orindal, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
The most spiritual set we've heard so far from reedman Robert Stillman – a set hat's filled with slow-building tunes that provide a fantastic display for his saxophone solos! The record oddly has no credits, so we're not sure who's working with Stillman on the set – but the drummer is nicely loose, and really lets the lead saxophone solos chart the course – and there often appears to be other reeds in the lineup, although we're not sure if Stillman's overdubbing things himself! Not that we're crabbing – the music is good enough on its own – but sometimes it's nice to know if the end results are from group energy, or the drive of the leader. Titles include "Peace On Earth", "Ritual", "Flower", "What I Owe", "Sticks Are Very Beautiful", and "All Are Welcome". CD
Also available Reality ... LP 9.99

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Robert StillmanReality ... LP
Orindal, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
The most spiritual set we've heard so far from reedman Robert Stillman – a set hat's filled with slow-building tunes that provide a fantastic display for his saxophone solos! The record oddly has no credits, so we're not sure who's working with Stillman on the set – but the drummer is nicely loose, and really lets the lead saxophone solos chart the course – and there often appears to be other reeds in the lineup, although we're not sure if Stillman's overdubbing things himself! Not that we're crabbing – the music is good enough on its own – but sometimes it's nice to know if the end results are from group energy, or the drive of the leader. Titles include "Peace On Earth", "Ritual", "Flower", "What I Owe", "Sticks Are Very Beautiful", and "All Are Welcome". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reality ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Bob Thiele & Gabor SzaboLight My Fire ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Excellent grooviness – and typical of the mad instrumental LPs that showed up on Impulse when they weren't cutting high-minded jazz! The record has a nice mix of easy funky jazz and pop psychedelia – performed by a range of groovy players conducted by Bob Thiele, and featuring Tom Scott & The California Dreamers, Bill Plummer, and Gabor Szabo. There's a nice cool version of "Fakin It", plus Charles Lloyd's "Forest Flower", "Light My Fire", and "Eight Miles High". Very groovy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Hysear Don WalkerComplete Expressions ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A landmark album of electric piano grooves from Hysear Don Walker – the keyboardist on some of Young-Holt Unlimited's best albums! This album's much more in a jazz vein than some of the Young-Holt titles – with Walker playing electric keys on slower funky numbers that burn along at a sweet Kudu or CTI-styled pace – kicking back and letting the keys really open up as the tunes progress – putting equal emphasis on rhythm and solo space as Walker goes for the groove in an amazing way! All tracks are originals, save for one nicely placed Beatles cover – and titles include "Hydel", "Fat Flower, Skinny Stalk", "Durham Queen", "Inner Face", and "Jade Silhouettes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Grover Washington JrMister Magic ... LP
Kudu, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Pure dark magic from Grover Washington – a record that was a megahit back in the 70s, but which still sounds amazing many decades later! There's a sound here that's completely sublime – and the album is to Grover's career what the first 2 CTI sets by Bob James were to his – a stretched-out, masterpiece of sublime jazzy energy – served up with a really spacious sound overall! Grover's sharp-edged sax is at the lead of the set – but the album's also awash in electric piano work from Bob James – and backings that are as lean, clean, and soulful as the best on CTI from the time. Titles include the killer "Black Frost" – a track that we never tire of – plus the hit "Mister Magic", and the cuts "Earth Tones" and "Passion Flower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing.)

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Grover Washington JrMister Magic/Feels So Good ... CD
Motown, 1974. Used ... $9.99
'Mister Magic' is pure dark magic from Grover Washington – a record that was a megahit back in the 70s, but which still sounds amazing many decades later! There's a sound here that's completely sublime – and the album is to Grover's career what the first 2 CTI sets by Bob James were to his – a stretched-out, masterpiece of sublime jazzy energy – served up with a really spacious sound overall! Grover's sharp-edged sax is at the lead of the set – but the album's also awash in electric piano work from Bob James – and backings that are as lean, clean, and soulful as the best on CTI from the time. Titles include the killer "Black Frost" – a track that we never tire of – plus the hit "Mister Magic", and the cuts "Earth Tones" and "Passion Flower". 'Feels So Good' is an incredible batch of electric funk from Grover Washington Jr – easily one of his best albums ever! The record really picks up from the sweet CTI sound of the 70s – taking Bob James arrangements with a lot of space and electric keyboards, and letting Groover blow some wonderfully soulful lines over the top on soprano sax! The album's got some really wonderful funk tracks that feature a mad mix of drums, bass, and lots of that Bob James "space" – including the massive cuts "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" – both of them magic! Other tracks include "Moonstreams", "It Feels So Good", and "The Sea Lion". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAmerican Banjo Tunes & Songs In Scruggs Style ... LP
Folkways, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.98
A great overview of overlooked banjo work from the postwar years – the king of lightning-fast performance that was made famous by Earl Scruggs, but which is served up here by a host of lesser-known talents from the time! Think of the set as a more underground take on the Flatt & Scruggs 50s material on Columbia – and revel in performances that include "Jesse James" by Eric Wissberg, "Pretty Polly" by Bob Baker, "Rueben's Train" by Kenny Miller, "Cindy" by Dick Tittler, "Wildwod Flower" by Eugene Cox, "I Don't Love Nobody" by JC Sutphin, "Rosewood Casket" by Smiley Hobbs, "Cacklin Man" by Joe Stewart, "Lonesome Blues" by Snuffy Jenkins, and "Jenny Lynn" by Don Bryant. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCopenhagen Airport – Feel The Nordic Beat ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 2005. Used ... $6.99
If all airports sounded this great, we'd travel all the time! Copenhagen Airport is the 3rd in Rambling's exploration of the best grooves from the current Scandinavian scene – a host of tracks from Deeplay Records of the past few years, served up in a lively mix of soulful house and more abstract numbers! The grooves here are mostly upbeat, but have plenty of warm jazzy touches – that more organic approach to the groove that's made the Scandinavian scene one watch in recent years, and which often has some nice jazz-influenced moments. Titles include "All We Want" by Zion Lockwood, "Bossa Note (Jask's reprise)" by Dalminjo, "The Most Beautiful Boy In Brazil (Physics 2005 rework)" by Physics, "Let The Sun Shine" by John Dahlback, "Get Out Of That Beat (Rurals' midnight flower mix)" by Physics, "Despacito" by Dalminjo featuring Malena, "7AM Sessions (Thiasoul sunrise mix)" by Physics, and "I Am" by Jeff Bennett's Lounge Experience. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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VariousMilk Of The Tree – An Anthology Of Female Vocal Folk & Singer/Songwriters 1966 to 1973 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
The female voice found a whole new way to flower in the world of folk music during the 60s – a style that helped women get past some of the more standard sultry modes of postwar pop, and hit the kind of righteous currents and deeper themes that helped transform a generation! The moment began with early folkies like Joan Baez and Odetta, then expanded by the end of the 60s to include incredible young talents who were carving out new styles of their own – singers who were inspired by the freedoms and deeper intellectual currents of folk, but who moved into styles that changed strongly with the heady times! This wonderful box set is a great examination of the moment, and really charts its growth – pulling together well-known artist and some lesser-knowns who include some great female singers from the UK. Titles include "Flying Away" by Serpent Power, "Foolish Seasons" by Dana Gillespie, "Light Flight" by The Pentangle, "Please" by Eclection, "Jesus Was A Cross Maker" by Judee Sill, "Who Has Seen The Wind" by The Simon Sisters, "Red Wine & Promises" by Norma Winstone, "Mr Fox" by Mr Fox, "By The Sea" by Wendy & Bonnie, "Come Into The Garden" by Chimera, "Early Morning Blues & Greens" by Diane Hildebrand, "Autumn Lullaby" by Bridget St John, "The Lonely" by Design, "If Not By Fire" by Mandy More, "Autie Aviator" by Beverley & John Martyn, "Mr Rubin" by Lesley Duncan, "Morgan The Pirate" by Mimi Farina, and "Murdoch" by Trees. CD

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VariousSpring NYC Soul ... CD
Spring (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About January 31, 2020
A fantastic look at the Spring Records label in New York – a company that had a few big crossover hits in the 70s, but also issued a lot more rare and obscure material over the years – with a long legacy that even hit the early years of the old school scene! One of Spring's great contributions was finding a way for fast funk groups to shift into a disco mode when the earliest years of the clubs got going – but there's also a lot more going on here too – including some great deep soul ballads, warm midtempo steppers, and cuts that point the way towards the modern soul generation on the rise. The package also features six never-issued cuts, alongside some well-chosen and overlooked Spring Records gems – all put together with the usual strong notes and excellent sound we love from Ace/Kent! Titles include "If We Get Caught I Don't Know You" by Prince Philip Mitchell, "Falling In Love" by Victor Tavares, "Save The Best For Me" by The Determinations, "Do You Feel Me" by Act I, "I'm The Other Half Of You" by Maxine Weldon, "If You Could Turn Into Me" by The Fatback Band, "Magic's In The Air" by Ronnie Walker, "Hold On" by Ray Godfrey, "If You Say You Love Me" by Us, "The Storm Is Passing Over" by Jackie Verdell, "Beauty" by The Joneses, "Kill The Monster" by Flower Shoppe, "I Ride Alone" by The Internationals, "Get Right" by Richard Barbary, "Daddy's Coming Home" by Prince Harold, and "Of Your Life" by Vernon Brown. CD

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✨✧ DeviantsDisposable (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tiger Bay (UK), 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of a record from a UK group who were years ahead of their time – the legendary Deviants, a fantastic outfit who were every bit as proto-punk as The Stooges or MC5 at their best! The sound here is raw, noisy, and nasty – very different than the flower power vibe of the time, even though these guys can plays some fuzzy guitar with the best of them – and singer Mick Farren has this way of belting out a tune that comes across with a hell of a lot of attitude and power! Titles include "Somewhere To Go", "Fire In The City", "You've Got To Hold On", "Let's Loot The Supermarket", "Normality Jam", "Guaranteed To Bleed", "Sparrows & Wires", "Slum Lord", and "Pappa Oo Mao Mao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight clear vinyl!)

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamAfro-Cuban (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A completely unique little session – and a record that's every bit as musically striking as you might guess from its title and cover! The date's a rare Latin-tinged one for trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a record that takes his usually smooth sound and sets it up against octet backings with horns from JJ Johnson on trombone, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, and Hank Mobley on tenor – plus piano from Horace Silver, bass from Oscar Pettiford, and drums from Art Blakey – plus added congas from Patato Valdes! The expanded group plays with a great sense of power – really pushing Kenny's sound tremendously – and although the album also features a few tracks by a smaller group with less percussion, these also have a bit of a Latin/exotic tinge too. Titles include "Basheer's Dream", "Lotus Flower", "KD's Motion", "Venita's Dance", "Minor's Holiday", "La Villa", and "Afrodisia". CD features 2 bonus tracks too – "Echo Of Spring (aka KD's Cab Ride)" and "Minor's Holiday (alt take)". CD
(Original CD pressing.)
Also available Afro-Cuban ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Allen Ginsberg/William BlakeSongs Of Innocence & Experience ... LP
MGM/Verve, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ever wonder what happens when beatniks turn into hippies? They make albums like this one – a real treasure from the late 60s underground – and a set that showed the complete transformation of Allen Ginsberg at the time! The set's a real oddity – recorded after Ginsburg had hit new fame for his appearance at the Chicago 7 trial – but with a meditative quality that's very different than his more public presence as a yippie. The record features Ginsburg reading the works of William Blake and playing harmonium – while he receives instrumental backing by the likes of Don Cherry on trumpet, Bob Dorough on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums – usually in ways that are light, but still meaningful – and which really highlight Ginsburg's commitment to the project. Peter Orlovsky chimes in on a few tracks – and titles include "The Shepherd", "Little Black Boy", "London", "Ah Sun Flower", and "Laughing Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo – with booklet inside the gatefold!)

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonMan From Two Worlds ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album for Chico – one that has him working with his hip group that included Charles Lloyd and Gabor Szabo, both of whom take Chico into a modal mode that would completely transform his sound! Lloyd's the center star on the album's version of his own "Forest Flower" – done here in "sunrise" and "sunset" passages – but it's really Chico's increasingly offbeat sense of rhythm that allows Lloyd and Szabo to develop their intense solos and searching grooves. Other titles include "Mallet Dance", "Love Song To A Baby", "Man From Two Worlds", and "Child's Play". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo orange and black label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some small splits on the bottom seam, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Bobby Hutcherson/David Sanborn/Joey DeFrancescoEnjoy The View ... LP
Blue Note, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bobby Hutcherson returns to Blue Note – on a set that's got a surprisingly fresh sound! The format's different both from Bobby's previous work for the label, and from his more recent albums on other imprints – in that it mixes his masterful vibes with Hammond from Joey DeFrancesco – a blend that makes for a different side of Hutcherson's talents than before, and great placement for the shifting sound of his instrument in these later years. Bobby's a bit more subtle than we remember, but still has this wonderful sense of flow and tone – soft sheets of electric sound that get sharper bite from Joey's Hammond and the alto sax of David Sanborn – who both really balance things out, and demonstrate the quadruple-leadership of the date. Billy Hart completes the groups on drums – with a laidback, spacious sensibility – and the album features a great remake of "Montara", plus "You", "Teddy", "Hey Harold", "Little Flower", and "Delia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Manu KatcheThird Round ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sensitive work from drummer Manu Katche – material that's surprisingly soulful for ECM Records, especially these days – served up in a great mix of instrumentation that features Fender Rhodes and piano from Jason Rebello, soprano and tenor from Tore Brunborg, guitars from Jacob Young, and trumpet and a bit of vocals on one track from Kami Lyle! The tunes often have a simple, tuneful quality – nicely understated, and in the hands of anyone else they might come across as too smooth – but ECM manages to get the balance just right. Titles include "Being Ben", "Keep On Trippin", "Senses", "Out Take Number 9", "Urban Shadow", "Flower Skin", and "Stay With You". CD

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✨✧ Charles LloydVoice In The Night ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key album from the later Charles Lloyd years on ECM – from a moment when the saxophonist seemed to be completely reinvigorated, and exploring very different territories than his music of the 60s! Part of the sound has Lloyd hitting a few ECM vibes – hard not to do with a group that features John Abercrombie on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – but there's also moments that are looser and freer, too – really showing the individuality that's always been such a hallmark of Charles' recordings, and which here is hardly going to cowtow to any sort of stricter style for the label. The tenor work is superb – very sinuous and constantly exploring, but never overindulgent – and titles include "Voice In The Night", "Dorotea's Studio", "Homage", "Pocket Full Of Blues", "Forest Flower Sunrise/Sunset", and "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing". CD
(Includes slipcase.)
Also available Voice In The Night ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Mitchell-Ruff DuoStrayhorn – A Mitchell Ruff Interpretation ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The music of Billy Strayhorn – but presented in a way that's completely unique! By the time of this set, the team of Dwike Mitchell and Willie Ruff had already carved out a pretty special place for themselves in jazz – usually playing only with Mitchell on piano and Ruff on bass or French horn – but at a level that hardly ever needed any other musicians joining in at all! Here, they really outdo themselves in terms of dynamic energy and imagination – fleshing out these familiar Ellington tunes with uniquely fresh approaches on each individual number – shifting their slight instrumental balance to unlock newly emotive qualities, but never at a level that hits the listener over the head. Titles include "Chelsea Bridge", "Take The A Train", "Passion Flower", "Lush Life", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", and "Raincheck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Roulette sticker.)

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✨✧ Nate MorganLive In Santa Barbara ... CD
Nimbus, Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set from LA pianist Nate Morgan – one of the leading underground talents in the west coast soul jazz scene of the late 70s and early 80s! The album's a trio set, performed in an blocky, exploratory style that recalls McCoy Tyner's best early work – but which also has a free and open sensibility of its own. Titles include "Darius The Bold", "All Blues", "Forest Flower", "Night In Tunisia", and "Invitation". CD

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterSpeak No Evil ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of incredible beauty – and one of the key early sides that Shorter cut for Blue Note! It's nearly impossible to describe the genius of these records without playing them – and upon playing, all words disappear in the brilliance of Shorter's incredible tone, solo imagination, and writing! There's a nascent soulfulness here that would emerge quite strongly across the field of jazz in the late 60s and early 70s – bubbling forth here on the session, with a sound that we could only call Shorter-archetypal – and return to again and again over the years, as proof that few players ever measured up as greatly at such a young age! The group's a quintet with Herbie Hancock on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the set list includes "Speak No Evil", "Infant Eyes", "Witch Hunt", and "Wild Flower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on UME.)

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterSpeak No Evil (non RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of incredible beauty – and one of the key early sides that Shorter cut for Blue Note! It's nearly impossible to describe the genius of these records without playing them – and upon playing, all words disappear in the brilliance of Shorter's incredible tone, solo imagination, and writing! There's a nascent soulfulness here that would emerge quite strongly across the field of jazz in the late 60s and early 70s – bubbling forth here on the session, with a sound that we could only call Shorter-archetypal – and return to again and again over the years, as proof that few players ever measured up as greatly at such a young age! The group's a quintet with Herbie Hancock on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the set list includes "Speak No Evil", "Infant Eyes", "Witch Hunt", and "Wild Flower". CD
(Out of print, tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterSpeak No Evil (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of incredible beauty – and one of the key early sides that Shorter cut for Blue Note! It's nearly impossible to describe the genius of these records without playing them – and upon playing, all words disappear in the brilliance of Shorter's incredible tone, solo imagination, and writing! There's a nascent soulfulness here that would emerge quite strongly across the field of jazz in the late 60s and early 70s – bubbling forth here on the session, with a sound that we could only call Shorter-archetypal – and return to again and again over the years, as proof that few players ever measured up as greatly at such a young age! The group's a quintet with Herbie Hancock on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the set list includes "Speak No Evil", "Infant Eyes", "Witch Hunt", and "Wild Flower". Plus, the CD includes a bonus alternate take of the track "Dance Cadaverous". CD
 
 
 



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