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Ivan LinsIvan Lins, Agora (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Forma/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant early album by Ivan Lins – much more experimental than his earlier work, handled with a unique style that mixed together some of the baroque pop of artists like Marcos Valle or Edu Lobo, touches of the trippy Tropicalia era, and a masterful sense of lyrical presentation that almost seems lifted from the great European singers of the 60s. The album's filled with beautiful original compositions by Lins – including the cuts "Hey Voce", "Minha Historia", "Novamente Nos", and "O Amor e O Meu Pais" – and if you were ever looking for an album to convince you how great Lins is, this might well be the one! Other tracks include "Emy", "Salve Salve", "Baby Blue", and "Tanaue" – and the CD features 2 bonus tracks, "A Vida Avisa Que Chegou", and "Amiga", which is a duet with Claudette Soares. CD

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Baden PowellTempo Feliz ... CD
Forma/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
A really beautiful early album from Baden Powell, and a really unique one as well – as the set features some guest work from harmonica player Mauricio Einhorn – a very jazzy talent who was a bit like the Toots Thielemans of Brazil at the time! The combination of harmonica and acoustic guitar is great – and production is handled by Roberto Quartin – the sonic maestro who really manages to bring a lot out of this very special meeting of talents. The small combo features bass from Edison Lobo and drums from Chico Batera – and titles include "A Chuva", "Pro Forma", "Tempo Feliz", "Deixa", and "Apelo". CD

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Trio MocotoMuita Zorra! ... CD
Forma/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Funky funky samba! Trio Mocoto are a unique group in Brazilian music. They're best known as the backing group for Jorge Ben during some of his mid 70s Africanist recordings, but they've also cut a rare few recordings on their own – including this excellent gem from 1971! The album's got a mix of Marcos Valle-like baroque funkiness and Jorge Ben Brazilian soul – with touches of American funk in the mix, including some occasional riffs that sound like they might have been lifted off a James Brown album. The group sing in a harmony trio format, pushing their vocals richly forward in a compelling tapestry of sound that fits perfectly with the jumpy arrangements. The whole thing's a classic of Brazilian soul, and a real treasure to have back on the market again! Titles include "Meu Pais", "Xamego De Ina", "Esperanca", "Nago", "Maria Domingas", "Aleluia, Aleluia", and "O Canto Da Ema". CD

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✨✧ Ivan LinsDeixa O Trem Seguir (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Forma/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic early work by Ivan Lins! The record is totally unlike his later work – and is a stunning mix of baroque pop arrangements and Brazilian rhythms, with a god-like sense of pop presentation that places Lins right up there with Euro greats like Scott Walker or Jacques Brel. Issued in the wake of the Tropicalia era, the record's almost a return to more exploration of baroque ideals within Brazilian songwriting, without sacrificing the sense of playful exploration that had come to the music in recent years. Lins voice is incredible, with slight hints of jazz that will creep up more strongly in his later work – and a strong way of phrasing that goes past the overdramatic style of earlier Brazilian singers, with a confidence and maturity that are immediately infectious. Titles include "Que Pena Que Eu Tenho De Voce", "Deixa O Trem Seguir", "Catedral", "Oba", "Oratorio No Mar Branco", and "Me Deixa Em Paz". CD also includes 2 bonus cuts – "Bia Bia Beatriz" and "Voce Mulher Voce", recorded with Trio Mocoto. CD
 
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Zelia BarbosaBrazil – Songs Of Protest ... CD
Monitor, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
An amazing record – one we'd easily rank right up there with some of our favorite 60s albums from Brazil – including work by Baden Powell or Elis Regina! This session has echoes of the best of both of those artists, but also predates their key moments too – a groundbreaking record that combines older folkloric themes and groovier rhythms of the post-bossa generation – all with an echoey brilliance that reminds us a lot of Powell's classic Afro Sambas record, but sung with the fierce emotion we've always loved in Elis. We've never seen another record from Zelia Barbosa, but this one moment of genius is more than enough to make us love her – a bold, righteous album that no doubt languished in the 60s in the world/folk underground of the Monitor label, but which would have exploded in Brazil had it been issued on Philips or Forma! Just about every cut's a winner, and titles include "Pedro Pedreiro", "Cheganca", "Nega Dina", "Zelao", "Cancao Da Terra", "Sina De Caboclo", "Feio Nao E Bonita", and "Opiniao". 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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Baden PowellSerie Autiografos De Sucesso Vol 2 ... LP
Fontana (Brazil), 1960s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A hip collection of some of Baden's best work from the 60s – including some of his classic sides for the Forma and Elenco labels. Titles include "Tempo Feliz" and "Deixa", both performed with Mauricio Einhorn; "Coisa No 1" and "Deve Ser Amor", performed with Jimmy Pratt; and the tunes "Saba Do Aviao", "Berimbau", "Canto De Xango", and "Sorongaio". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose PratesTam Tam Tam ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Heavy rhythms from the Brazilian scene of the 50s – a set of grooves originally used to accompany a touring dance production, but a set of tracks that's gone on to have quite a life of its own! The music here isn't the cool bossa or spare samba you might expect – and instead has this full-on, very heady sort of vibe – almost Afro-Cuban in the way the album was recorded, although lots of the core elements of the music have a distinctly Brazilian feel, and seem to point the way towards more ambitious recordings of the 60s – such as the work of Moacir Santos on the Forma label, or the Afro Sambas of Baden Powell and Vinicius De Moraes! Percussion is very heavy, and nicely earthy – and most tracks feature some chorus vocals buried alongside the rhythms, plus occasional leads from Ivan De Paula – who's got a deep style that really matches the music. Titles include "Imbae Sofa", "Ogum Olojo", "De Luanda", "Tem Brabo No Samba", "Onika", and "Maracatu Da D Santa". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousQuartin ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1970. Used ... $12.99
An excellent compilation of unusual Brazilian music! The comp features work by the legendary Brazilian producer Roberto Quartin – pulled from his self-named Brazilian record label – his second after the legendary Forma label, home to many bossa nova classics of the mid 60's. The scope of this label, and of Quartin's production work, was much more far-reaching than his bossa stuff, and the work on here by Jose Mauro, Victor Assis Brasil, and Piri represents a high point in Brazilian music during the late 20th century. The pieces on this LP are infused with an amazing mix of jazz, MPB, and regional Brazilian rhythms, and the work is all delivered with a breathtaking sense of vision through Quartin's genius production style. One of our favorite releases on Far Out, and an amazing package of tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Babs Robert & The Love PlanetBabs Robert & The Love Planet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Alpha/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Qui est Babs Robert? Turns out he's a hell of a saxophonist from the Belgian scene at the start of the 70s – an amazingly soulful player who's got just the right sort of spiritual vibe to live up to the image on the cover! Babs plays alto, tenor, and even a bit of electric tenor too – plus wood flute, percussion, and other instruments – in a group of players who often handle an equal range of instruments themselves! The music is a mix of modal groovers and freer, more spiritual sounds – a space that's somewhere between the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Pharoah Sanders on Impulse Records – carried off by an equally obscure, but equally excellent group of musicians. Titles include "Marrow Bone", "Extra Pol Action", "Architexture", "PACM", "Pro Forma 1", and "His Master's Noise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies!)

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✨✧ VariousPra Quem Sabe Das Coisas (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Ebrau/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare collection of Brazilian music from the early 70s – and a set that maybe feels more like some of the modernist bossa classics on the Elenco label from the 60s, right down to the black and white image on the cover! There's a fair bit of bossa nova elements in the instrumentation – both in the rhythms, and in the way instruments like organ or guitar are used – and that style also continues in the way that the vocals are recorded too, with maybe this slight sense of an edge that almost feels like some of the genius late 60s records on the Forma label! We don't know much about the status of the record at all – but the music here is more than enough, and is completely beautiful throughout – with titles that include "Pra Quem Sabe Das Coisas" and "De Voce No 1" by Liliana, "Milagre Azul" and "Aldeia" by Renato Mendes, "Mutacao" by Marcao, "Fim De Noite" by Eulalia, "Rosas E Garrafas" by Vera, and "Ultimo Canto", "De Voce No 2, "Coisa E Tal", and "San Fernando" by Cau Pimental – who may well be the creative director of the album. CD
 
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Michael FormanekExtended Animation ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1991. New Copy ... $16.99
Lots of sharp sounds here – bold angles and tones from a group that includes Tim Berne on alto and baritone sax, Mark Feldman on violin, Wayne Krantz on guitar, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums – all led by bassist Michael Formanek, whose deeper tones have this guiding force that seems to root even the freest moments in a larger sonic palette! If you know Berne's work from the time, you'll definitely know the vibe of the set – as he can be very dynamic at times – and the use of Feldman's violin is a strong one, almost delivered with these keyboard-style flows at times. Titles include "Quicksand", "Dominoes", "Snalking", "O Bitter Hen", "Watchful Eyes", and "A Walk In The Park With Kafka". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Michael FormanekWide Open Spaces ... CD
Enja, 1990. Used ... $9.99
With Greg Osby on alto and soprano saxes, Mark Feldman on violin, Wayne Krantz on guitar, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums. CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)
Also available Wide Open Spaces ... CD 16.99

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Michael FormanekWide Open Spaces ... CD
Enja, 1990. New Copy ... $16.99
An unusual album from bassist Michael Formanek, served up in songs of varying length – many quite short, but working together as a whole to really live up to the wide open spaces of the title! Formanek's got a nice bounce in his bass at times, but balances things out with freer runs too – given all these surprisingly sharp edges by the alto and soprano sax of Greg Osby, very different than his later Blue Note years – and colored in with the guitar work of Wayne Krantz and violin of Mark Feldman. Drummer Jeff Hirshfield snaps things into action when needed – and titles include "Wild Dreams", "Coffee Time", "Cloak & Dagger", "The Sage", "Yahoo Justice", "Edge To Edge", "Fantasy Scape", "Outerlude", and "Soul Dancing". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)
Also available Wide Open Spaces ... CD 9.99

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Bunky GreenTransformations ... LP
Vanguard, 1977. Very Good ... $7.99
Funky Bunky from Chicago, with backing from Al Dailey on piano, Billy Butler and Carl Lynch on guitar, Wilbur Bascomb on bass, Jimmy Johnson on drums, Al Chalk on percussion, and Jeff Bova on ARP string ensemble and ARP 2600. The sound's quite different from his Cadet albums – but not bad overall, kind of a smooth jazz funk approach. Tracks include "Funk Ain't a Word", "Chillon", and "The Lady from Ancona". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear.)

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Roland HannaInformal Solo ... LP
Hi Fly (Switzerland), 1974. Very Good ... $19.99
Beautiful solo work from Roland Hanna – incredibly lyrical and relaxed, on a rare set recorded at a home in France! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some oxidation from the old inner sleeve – mostly not an issue on side one, but you hear a bit more of it on side two.)

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Joe HarriottFormation – Live 1961 ... LP
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1961. New Copy ... $29.99 About January 22, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Billie HolidayBroadcast Performances Vol 1 ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Elmo HopeAll Star Sessions (Informal Jazz/Homecoming) ... CD
Prestige/Riverside/Milestone, 1956/1961. Used ... $6.99
2 of the few sessions that pianist Elmo Hope cut as a leader in groups with horn players – back to back on one CD, with great notes! First up is Informal Jazz – a 1956 blowing session with Hope on the keys, and a great group that includes Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, and Hank Mobley – plus Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The 4 tracks from that session are all nice and long, with plenty of solo space – and titles include "Weeja", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "On It", and "Avalon". Next is material from the album Homecoming – a great little album that Hope made upon his return to the east coast in the early 60s, not too long before he passed away. Half the tunes are cut with a sextet that features Blue Mitchell, Frank Foster, and Jimmy Heath – and the other are cut with a trio that features Hope, Percy Heath, and Philly Joe Jones, who provide the rhythm for the sextet tunes. The mix of settings is about half and half – and titles include "Moe Jr", "La Berthe", "Eyes So Beautiful", and "One Mo Blues". It's great to hear Hope back with horns, after cutting so many trio sides during this point in his life – and his unique style on the keys is still matched nicely with the larger group of players. CD
(Out of print. Please note the tray card is missing one spine and has some clear tape on the other side.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Memorial Album – Classic Performances From His Prestige & Riverside Years 1952 to 1959 ... CD
Milestone, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
Features a variety of key Monk performances for Riverside Recordes – with tenor work from Sonny Rollins and Charlie Rouse, baritone from Pepper Adams and Gerry Mulligan, trombone from Eddie Bert, alto from Gigi Gryce, more tenor from Johnny Griffin, trumpet from Donald Byrd, bass from Wilbur Ware and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, and drums from Art Blakey and Art Taylor! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jack Nitzsche/Mick Jagger/Randy NewmanPerformance – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 On October 15, 2021
Mostly instrumental music from Jack Nitzsche – but with 2 vocal songs – "Memo From Turner" by Mick Jagger, and "Gone Dead Train" by Randy Newman. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rocktober 2021 pressing. Brick & mortar store exclusive.) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, October 15.

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✨✧ North Texas State University Lab BandLive – Live Performances By The NTSULB 1972/1973 ... LP
NTSU, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Titles include "Second Race" by Thad Jones performed by Jim Milne on piano, Barry Ries on muted trumpet, Thad Jones on open flugelhorn, Jim Moore on tenor, and Mel Lewis on drums; "A Time For Love" with guitar solo by Mundell Lowe; "Down On The Riverside" with trumpet solos by Leonard Candelaria, Ric Wolkins, Joe Rodriguez, Keith Jourdan, and Barry Ries; "Who's Sorry Now?" with Jim Moore on tenor and Frank Hames on piano; "Is There Anything Still There?" with Jeff Richey on tenor; and "Perdido" with trombone solos by Bill Guthrie, Mike Slusher, Bill Yeager, Dave Glenn, and Ron Anson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Hod O'Brien/Wim OvergaauwDelightful Duets 1 – Live Performances From 1991 & 1992 ... CD
Blue Jack Jazz/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991/1992. New Copy ... $16.99
Laidback duets between pianist Hod O'Brien and guitarist Wim Overgaauw – both aging players who relaxed nicely here in each other's company! There's a really clean sound to the set – open lines on Wim's hollow-body guitar, and a tinkling piano tone from O'Brien's keyboard – one that's a bit different than his usual mode, and almost shows a bit more sensitivity in this setting. But that's not to say that the album's a sleepy one, because even without bass or drums, the tunes have a strong sense of swing – an inherent rhythm that both players bring to the date, making the album a bit different than the usual duet date of this nature. Titles include "Along Came Betty", "Autumn Leaves", "If I Were A Bell", "I Love You", "Stablemates", "Just Friends", and "My Romance". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Kaoru Abe & Sabu ToyozumiMannyoka ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Fiercely improvised work from the duo of Kaoru Abe on soprano and sopranino saxophone – and Sabu Toyozumi on drums and percussion! On "Song For Mithue Totozumi", the pair jump right into the fray – with Abe spinning out these incredible lines with effortless ease – taking his horn into the kind of territory we're used to hearing from European saxophonists, with superb support from Toyozumi! Toyozumi is wonderful on "Song For Sakamoto Kikuyo", in three parts – a piece that builds up with this organic, almost abstract energy from the percussion – very spacious in parts, but woven together beautifully by these snaking, yet angular lines from Abe's reeds – which gain intensity as the performance moves on, building to a real sense of ferocity by the end! CD

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Roy Acuff & The Smoky Mountain BoysKing Of Country Music – The Complete Foundational Recordings – 1936 to 1951 (9CD & DVD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 9CDs & DVD ... $299.99 399.99
Seminal work by one of the first big figures in country music – the great Roy Acuff, whose early material was the second force putting the sound on the map after the work of Jimmie Rodgers! Roy was one of the greatest stars of the early years – a hell of a singer, an important composer, and a tireless performer who criss-crossed the south constantly – helping the music to spread and grow, and sparking countless careers along the way! This package is the first to really do justice to these important early years of Acuff – much more so than any of the public domain packages on the market – as the whole thing's handled with the Bear Family sense of completeness – which means that the 9CD box features a whopping 226 songs, recorded for the Vocalion, Arc, and Columbia labels between 1936 and 1951 – all packaged with a massive 184 page hardcover book, filled with new biography information, session notes, an a newly-done discography – plus a fantastic amount of rare photos and illustrations. The set also features a bonus DVD, which features the 1940 Grand Ole Opry film – which includes work by Acuff and Uncle Dave Macon. The set even includes a rare 1948 instrumental album by The Smokey Mountain Boys too! CD

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Live! ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021
Cannonball Adderley with David Axelrod production – a combination that couldn't miss back in the 60s! In keeping with the success of the Mercy Mercy Mercy album done with Axelrod, Capitol did everything they could to catch Cannonball in a live setting – a great move, given the open, soulful energy his group had in the format – crowd-pleasing, but always plenty darn creative too! Added to the mix here is some nice production by David Axelrod, capturing all the right moments in all the right ways – especially when Joe Zawinul steps up to take some sweet solos on the keys – and the great Charles Lloyd serves up some mighty nice work on flute and tenor sax. Other players include Nat Adderley on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "The Song My Lady Sings", "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes", "Work Song", and "Sweet Georgia Bright". CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Live! ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Cannonball Adderley with David Axelrod production – a combination that couldn't miss back in the 60s! In keeping with the success of the Mercy Mercy Mercy album done with Axelrod, Capitol did everything they could to catch Cannonball in a live setting – a great move, given the open, soulful energy his group had in the format – crowd-pleasing, but always plenty darn creative too! Added to the mix here is some nice production by David Axelrod, capturing all the right moments in all the right ways – especially when Joe Zawinul steps up to take some sweet solos on the keys – and the great Charles Lloyd serves up some mighty nice work on flute and tenor sax. Other players include Nat Adderley on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "The Song My Lady Sings", "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes", "Work Song", and "Sweet Georgia Bright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a sloppy cutout hole, light wear, and some light staining.)

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Cannonball AdderleyPrice You Got To Pay To Be Free ... LP
Capitol, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Fantastic work from the massive electric years of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of the group's last records to feature the keyboards of Joe Zawinul – and also one of the heaviest from the time! The set's a double-length gem that presents the group in an open live setting – one that really displays the full charm of their approach at the time, and that wonderfully crowd-winning mode that made Cannon a key act at this time for rock and soul audiences too! Adderley raps a bit at key points, and brings some righteous energy to the concert – while the rest of the group follow up with performances that really send the whole thing home – Nat Adderley on cornet, Zawinul on Fender Rhodes and piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Cannon plays some soprano sax, in addition to his familiar alto – and titles include "Alto Sex", "Lonesome Stranger", "Wild Cat Pee", "Soul Virgo", "Painted Desert", "Directions", "Pra Dizer Adeus", "Rumplestiltskin", "Price You Got To Pay To Be Free", "Esquisition", "Get Up Off Your Knees", "Down In Black Bottom", and "The Scene". Produced by David Axelrod too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in good shape.)

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Monty AlexanderLove You Madly – Live At Bubba's (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Resonance, 1982. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 24.99
Unreleased live work from pianist Monty Alexander – recording here with a bit of extra percussion in his trio, which always seems to give his music a nice little kick! The date was captured at Bubba's, in Fort Lauderdale – a club that not only seemed to be a rare spot in Florida that gave musicians a chance to open up like some of the better clubs on the west coast – but one that also did a superb job of documenting some of its best performances over the years! That's definitely the case here – as Monty maybe sounds better than on most of his studio dates of the period – stretching out on nice long tracks, with help from Paul Berner on bass, Duffy Jackson on drums, and Robert Thomas Jr on percussion – the last of whom really keeps things interesting from a rhythmic perspective – in ways that definitely show up on Alexander's keyboard too. Titles include "Love You Madly", "Sweet Lady", "Eleuthra", "Reggae Later", "Arthur's Theme", "SKH", "Swamp Fire", "Fungii Mama", "Montevideo", and "Consider". CD

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JD AllenToys/Die Dreaming ... CD
Savant, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Boldly brilliant work from tenor saxophonist JD Allen – a player who's always been great, but who seems to be hitting a whole new side of his powers in recent years! The set continues a trio format explored by Allen on a previous date – and like that one, it's got a wonderfully unfettered feel – just the bass of Ian Kenselaar and drums of Nic Cacioppo setting the stage, while JD soars out in these long, soulful solos – filled with energy and power that we might not have imagined a decade ago, making some of his strongest statements as a leader to date! The set includes a fair bit of original titles, but these are just more like sketches for the open energy of the tenor – on titles that include "Die Dreaming", "Red Label", "Toys", "Elegua", and "You're My Thrill". CD

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Franco AmbrosettiHeart Bop ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
That's "heart bop", not "hardbop" – a title that really gets at the warm feeling and sense of soul on this overlooked date! The album's an early 80s gem from Enja – cut at a time when the label was really finding its own, and doing an especially great job of giving musicians just the right sort of outlet to move forward – in this case not just trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti, but also altoist Phil Woods and pianist Hal Galper – all of whom are great! There's an angular formation to most of the tunes at the start, but they flow with a warm, lyrical energy right from the start as well – supported by the drums of Billy Hart and bass of Mike Richmond – on titles that include "A Flat Miner", "Fairy Boat To Go", "Heart Bop", and "Triple Play". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt go head to head in this classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". CD

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Alhaji AmudaIlu Ibadan ... CD
African Songs (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
Relatively rootsy work from Nigerian artist Alhaji Amuda – heard here in recordings from the mid 70s that mostly just intertwine percussion with lead and ensemble vocals – in a way that's almost more ethnographic than most other studio recordings from the period. As with other Nigerian pop of the time, the music is presented in "song medley" format – blending together shorter tunes in one extended number that usually took up a side of a record. Titles include "Ilu Ibadan", "Ileya", "Laila Ilanla", "Ise Oluwa", "Idupe", "TYC African Songs", "Siara Ilu Meeca", and "Ita Ajisafe". CD
(Out of print, original professionally produced CDr release.)

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Ernestine AndersonBig City ... CD
Concord, 1983. Used ... $13.99
Ernestine Anderson at the height of her powers – caught during a very successful run at Concord Records, where she was easily one of the hippest things going down at the time! The group here is a trio, and very tight – Hank Jones on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums – all shifting easily to fit the mood and personal demeanor of Anderson's performance, which is a fair bit more dynamic than other jazz singers of the period. In a way, the record's got a similar feel to Lorez Alexandria's albums from the time – hip soul jazz vocals at its best, with just the right twists, turns, and rhythmic impulses to keep things interesting – but not enough to goof things up too much! Titles include "Big City", "Welcome To The Club", "All Blues", "All I Need Is You", "Spring Is Here", and "I'll Never Pass This Way Again". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ernestine AndersonLive From Concord To London ... LP
Concord, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
70s live material from singer Ernestine Anderson – half from the Concord Jazz Festival, half from a London performance at Ronnie Scott's – hence the title! The first half has this swinging jazz festival vibe – Ernestine really reaching out to win over the crowd with her charms, and backing by a core trio with Hank Jones on piano, occasionally expanded into a bigger ensemble. The London tracks are a bit more intimate, and feature a trio with John Horler on piano – and some especially great phrasing from Anderson. Titles include "Stormy Monday", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "I Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Love For Sale", and a long "Ellington Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams with tape remnants, light surface wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Laurie AndersonBig Science (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Nonesuch, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.99
One of the greatest albums to come from the New York underground of the early 80s – even if it was a relatively big "hit" on a major label! Laurie Anderson is in perfect form here – drawing on a strong tradition of avant garde performance, but without any of the indulgences that would mire down performance art in years to come. Instead, she's got a clean, clear style that's simply amazing – spoken passages that are poetic and pointed, but which also have a slight undercurrent of wit – a charming quality that never takes itself too seriously, even when the sounds and styles are somewhat dark. Instrumentation includes some great rhythm passages from David Van Tieghem, plus surprising performances from Rufus Harley on bagpipes and George Lewis on trombone. Titles include "From The Air", "Big Science", "O Superman", "Born Never Asked", "Walking & Falling", "Example #22", "Let X = X", and "It Tango". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tim J AndersonMaking Easy Listening – Material Culture & Postwar American Recording ... Book
University Of Minnesota Press, 2006. New Copy ... $3.99 25.00
A very deep look at the rise of easy listening in the postwar years – the transformation of instrumental styles to a particular kind of mood music that had a huge rise in sales during the 50s and 60s! Author Tim Anderson looks at a wide number of factors here – including workings of the musicians unions and record industry, as well as the larger discourse on sound aesthetics in the hi-fi generation – all with ties to the larger political and social climate of the time. The book's written from an academic perspective, and is clearly the amount of a great deal of research – and comes with copious amounts of notes that also point the way towards lots of future reading. 236 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Arcana (Bill Laswell/Tony Williams)Arc Of The Testimony ... CD
Axiom/MOD Reloaded, 1997. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A classic performance from the Axiom years of bassist Bill Laswell – done at a time when he was not only boldly stating his own musical vision, but also opening the door in these really collaborative ways! Here, the core group features Laswell on bass and electronics, and Tony Williams on drums – working at a level that still has some of the moodier Laswell production elements of the decade, but maybe more live energy too – a quality that's echoed by the great guest work from Pharoah Sanders on tenor, Graham Haynes on cornet, Byard Lancaster on alto and bass clarinet, and both Nicky Skopelitis and Buckethead on guitars. Titles include "Black Money", "Illuminator", "Wheeless On A Dark River", "The Earth Below", "Into The Circle", and "Returning". CD

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Neil ArdleyKaleidoscope Of Rainbows – QEH 20th Oct 75 ... CD
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 26.99
A rare live performance of material that was originally conceived for the Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows album by British jazzman Neil Ardley – performed here at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and with a sound and vibe that's even more striking than the famous record release of the music! The set begins with some incredible percussion – courtesy of Roger Sellers and Trevor Tomkins – almost echoing a gamelan style, with vibes and other instruments making great sounds – as electric piano and other keys come into the mix, courtesy of Geoff Castle and Dave McRae, while the sound is woven with bass guitar from Roger Sutten and guitar from Ken Shaw – all to blossom from reed contributions from Tony Coe, Brian Smith, Barbara Thompson, and Bob Bertles, topped with sublime trumpet from the great Ian Carr! The sound is wonderful throughout – even augmented by a bit of cello from Paul Buckminster – and the mix of electric and acoustic elements is very much in the best mode that made Ardley a real standout in this generation of British jazz. The suite features 16 passages in all – a great double-length set! CD

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongComplete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 to 1966 (7CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 7CD ... $118.99 119.00
A stunning overview of these two key slices of work from Louis Armstrong – material recorded for RCA Records in the mid 40s, and then his huge Columbia Records comeback sides in the 50s – the latter of which is presented here with a huge amount of unissued material and alternate tracks! The RCA work starts out the set – 78rpm material that includes both larger groups and small combos – including his All Stars and Hot Seven groups, as well as a 1946 Esquire Award Winners session. Columbia material begins in 1954 – and returns to some key all-star groups with some of Louie's best sidemen of the decade – on sessions supervised by George Avakian and Teo Macero, each of whom bring out a different quality in Armstrong's talents. In addition to all the 78rpm singles and unissued tracks, the sessions also feature material that appeared on the records Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy, Satch Plays Fats, The Real Ambassadors, Louis Armstrong Plays The Blues, and the unusual Book Of The Month Club album set of Rare & Unreleased performances. The set features a massive 141 tracks in all – and one of the biggest booklets of notes we've ever seen with a Mosaic set! CD
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Arrested DevelopmentArrested Development – MTV Unplugged ... CD
Chrysalis/Capitol, 1993. Used ... $4.99
Unplugged and doing their thing – a classic TV performance from Arrested Development, and one that captures the group back when they still had something going on! Titles include "The Getting", "Fishin 4 Religion", and "People Everyday" – also including both vocal and instrumental versions of "Mr Wendal", "Mama's Always On Stage", "Give A Man A Fish", "Raining Revolution", "Natural". CD

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Artifact iTi (Bauer/Nilssen Love/Lehn/Vandermark)Artifact iTi – Live In St Johann ... CD
Okka Disk, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
A really unusual assortment of players – coming together here in a way that makes for an equally unusual sort of sound! The meeting of Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark and European players is hardly anything new – and drummer Paal Nilssen Love here is a frequent musical partner – but there's some really special sounds coming from both the trombone of Johannes Bauer and the electronics of Thomas Lehn – the last of whom improvises freely, and makes this bristling sort of energy next to the acoustic instruments in the group! The sounds within move between music that has the feel of more familiar free improvisation, and tunes that almost have an electro-acoustic sort of heft – and the album features one long performance, divided up into three parts. CD

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Ashbury Stabbins Duo (Roy Ashbury/Larry Stabbins)Fire Without Bricks ... CD
Bead/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
An overlooked gem from the British free jazz scene of the 70s – a set issued on the Bead Records label, and one that got very little circulation at the time – but which is equally as mindblowing as work from the period on labels like Ictus and Ogun! The duo here features Roy Ashbury on drums and percussion, and Larry Stabbins on soprano and tenor – working in this free, open space, but on tracks that are often shorter than album-length improvisations – which allows the players to stop a minute, take a breath, and move into these nicely varied moments of spontaneous creation! You might know Stabbins from later 80s work on more groove-oriented records – but here, he's a tremendousimproviser, with a sense for creative reedwork that might well rival his contemporary Evan Parker. Titles include "Puff", "Formants Of The Deep", "Wych Elm", "Fire Without Bricks", "Rough Cut", and "Maldoror". CD

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Atomic/School DaysDistil ... CD
Okka Disk, 2008. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $10.99 19.99
An explosive meeting between Atomic and Ken Vandermark's School Days combo – proof that the Chicago/Scandinavia connection is stronger than ever! The double-length performance was recorded at Chicago's Green Mill nightclub, and it features an impressive lineup with Ken Vandermark on baritone sax and bass clarinet, Havard Wiik on piano, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor, Kjell Nordeson on vibes, and Paal Nilssen-Love – all working on very long, open tracks that almost have the feel of some of the best improvising orchestra work from years back. The vibes add a nicely chromatic quality to the work amidst some of the fiercer horn passages – and titles include "Deadline", "Irrational Ceremony", "Visitors", "Andersonville", "Dark Easter", "Fort Funston", "Bunuel At The Cocktail Party", and "Closing Stages". CD

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Albert Ayler1964 Prophecy Revisited ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1964. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
An expanded, remastered version of the album Prophecy – early work by Albert Ayler, recorded live in 1964 at the Cellar Cafe in New York, but not issued by ESP until years later, after his untimely early death. The performance is a trio outing – with Ayler's tenor alongside the bass of Gary Peacock and drums of Sunny Murray – all freely skirting around each other's space on the date, in a way that allows Ayler to take the bold lead with his sharp-toned solos, but which also allows for free interplay between the bass and percussion. Ayler's tone and wide swaths of sound are simply amazing – and titles include two variations on "Ghosts", plus "Spirits", "Prophecy", and "Wizard". Newly remastered version of the full concert – with 10 tracks in all! CD

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Albert AylerBerlin, Lorrach, Paris, & Stockholm Revisited (Berlin/Stockholm & Lorrach/Paris) ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A double-length package – one that brings together two previous Hat Art releases of live material – Berlin/Stockholm and Lorrach/Paris! The 2CD set features crucial European performances by Albert Ayler in the mid 60s – one that were issued until many years after the recording, but which has become one of the sharpest pictures of his genius at the time! The vibe is different than the Ayler albums for ESP – still very much in the same territory, but with this approach that's really reaching out with a deeply spiritual consciousness – an energy to embrace the whole history of jazz, both very old and very new – and re-form its entire ideology into a richly personal expression. Ayler's tremendous on tenor, but Don Ayler is often equally great on trumpet – and the unusual group features Michel Samson on violin, William Fowell on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums. The set features versions of "Truth Is Marching In", "Omega (Is The Alpha)", "Our Prayer – Bells" and "Infinite Spirit – Japan" from Stockholm, juxtaposed with differing performances of those titles in Berlin, plus the riveting closer "Ghosts – Bells", also from Berlin. The Lorrach/Paris recordings include really unique readings of "Bells", "Prophet", "Our Prayer/Spirits Rejoice", "Ghosts", "Truth Is Marching In", and "Spiritual Rebirth/Light In Darkness/Infinite Spirit". CD

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Albert AylerNew Grass ... LP
Impulse/Third Man, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
One of the last albums that Albert Ayler ever recorded before his strange and mysterious early death – and one of his most memorable records as well! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager audience. At times, he takes a strange soul/jazz format to do so, and has tracks featuring backing by "the Soul Singers" – at others, he plays solo, with some of the most plaintive tones he ever laid down on wax! The record features an incredibly haunting "Message From Albert", plus the tracks "New Generation", "Sun Watcher", "New Ghosts", and "Free At Last". Completely fascinating, and a record that really makes you wonder what would have happened had he not left the planet so early! LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert AylerSpiritual Unity (with bonus track) ... CD
ESP, 1964. New Copy ... $12.99
A landmark recording – Albert Ayler's first album for the ESP label, and a record that hit the jazz world like a bullet! Spiritual Unity sets the stage for a format that would become huge in the European avant scene of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and even today – the sax-driven power-trio, tenor against bass and drums, working freely with less rhythmic constraints than before, searching for new sounds and new modes of expression, working through changes in a style first proposed by Sonny Rollins, but taken to new intensity by the New York underground of the 60s. That sound is summed up here perfectly by Ayler, Gary Peacock, and Sunny Murray – working together with an edgey brilliance, on classic tracks that include "Ghosts: First Variation", "Ghosts: Second Variation", "The Wizard", and "Spirits". 50th Anniversary Edition – also includes the bonus track "Vibrations". CD

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Albert Ayler with Don CherryEuropean Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited ... CD
Hat Art/Ezz-Thetics (Switzerland), 1964. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A huge 2CD set – one that features important European work that saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded with trumpeter Don Cherry! CD1 brings together six tracks from Albert Ayler's Hilversum Radio sessions from 1964 – plus an additional three tracks recorded in Denmark a few months earlier! The first six titles are a famous performance by a famous group set loose on a European tour in 1964 – Ayler on tenor, Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murry on drums – recorded in The Netherlands for a small audience in a Dutch radio studio! The setting is a wonderful one – a mix of the live freedoms that would really let Ayler stretch out – especially when playing overseas – but recorded with the clarity of some of his studio albums for ESP – that sharp-edged sound that really highlights the groundbreaking style of his playing! The rest of the group here is equally great, and Murray is completely freed up from rhythm at points, to fly beautifully with the rest – on titles that include "Angels", "CAC", "Infant Happiness", "Ghosts", and "No Name". The same group performs on the final three tracks – recorded in Copenhagen for Danish Radio, with an equally great level of clarity – on "Saints", "Spirits", and "Vibrations". The interplay between Ayler and Cherry is especially great – echoing the latter's material with Ornette Coleman, but with a different sort of edge! CD2 features amazing live material from 1964 – work that was recorded at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, right around the same time that Albert Ayler recorded his album for Debut Records – and a set that has his quartet in even more firey formation overall! The tracks are long, and Ayler is completely unbridled – at a level that really shows not only how much of a leader he was to the American avant underground, but what an inspiration he was to the European free scene too – who could only help but take a big cue from his work here on tenor! The group also features equally wonderful work from Don Cherry on cornet – sounding quite different than when with Ornette Coleman – plus bass from Gary Peacock, whose dark tones really set the mood – and drums from Sunny Murray, who is also at an explosive point in his career. The material is remastered wonderfully, with permission from Albert Ayler's estate – and titles include "Mothers", "Saints", "Vibrations", Spirits", "Children", and a shorter "Spirits". CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker In New York (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, and the sound is much more in the mode of Riverside at the time, than the sound of Chet's earlier Pacific Jazz records – and Chet holds his own nicely in this company, giving a hint of the style to come in a few more years. Titles include "Fair Weather", "Hotel 49", "When Lights Are Low", "Solar", and "Blue Thoughts". CD features 1 bonus track. CD
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Chet BakerLast Great Concert – My Favourite Songs ... CD
Enja, 1988. Used ... $3.99
One of the last albums that Chet Baker recorded – and a set that changes things up a bit from the smaller combo setting of most of his final decade! The set features some small group work, but also brings in larger orchestrations on a number of tracks – balancing the fragility of Baker's sound at the time, which we love – with some deeper tonal colors in the background. One track features a smaller group that includes Walter Norris on piano and John Schroeder on guitar – both of whom solo with Chet on some of the larger format works as well – one of which also features a nice alto appearance from Herb Geller. Titles include "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Django", "Well You Needn't", "All Blues", "Summertime", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "My Funny Valentine". CD
(Out of print 80s pressing.)
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Chet BakerLast Great Concert – My Favourite Songs ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the last albums that Chet Baker recorded – and a set that changes things up a bit from the smaller combo setting of most of his final decade! The set features some small group work, but also brings in larger orchestrations on a number of tracks – balancing the fragility of Baker's sound at the time, which we love – with some deeper tonal colors in the background. One track features a smaller group that includes Walter Norris on piano and John Schroeder on guitar – both of whom solo with Chet on some of the larger format works as well – one of which also features a nice alto appearance from Herb Geller. Titles include "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Django", "Well You Needn't", "All Blues", "Summertime", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "My Funny Valentine". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)
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Gato BarbieriChapter Four – Alive In New York ... CD
Impulse, 1975. Used ... $11.99
Searing live work from Gato Barbieri – a brilliant little album that follows on the spirit of his other Latin America sessions for Impulse! The format here is similar to those studio outings – an organic blend of percussion, keyboards, and sax – all bubbling together in a highly rhythmic mode that easily shifts between electric and acoustic statements, all in a jazz-based pursuit of older Latin American rhythms and expressions! Eddie Martinez plays some great Fender Rhodes on the album – ringing out with warm tones that are strongly offset by Gato's sharp-edge tenor lines – and all tracks are nice and long, and flow with a sense of creative energy that almost surpasses the studio albums in the series! Titles include "Milonga Triste", "La China Leoncia", "Baihia", and "Lluvia Azul". CD
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Gato Barbieri & Dollar BrandHamba Khale (aka Confluence) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $24.99
Two jazz giants of the 70s come together on this rare Italian recording from the late 60s – South African pianist Dollar Brand (Abdulla Ibrahim) and Argentine tenorist Gato Barbieri – both working here in spare duo formation, with edges that are a fair bit sharper than most of their later work! The format is incredibly spare – just tenor and piano, plus some occasional cello work by Brand – dark and angular, but also filled with small flowers of hope, flowering in the spontaneous presence of these two great minds – a tremendous spirit that makes the record very different than freer jazz outings, and which maybe points the way towards some of the classic European tenor/piano recordings to come. Tracks are long, with a free flowing quality that's infused with soul and spirit – and titles include "Hamba Khale", "The Aloe & The Wildrose", and "To Elsa". CD

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Kenny BarronLive At Fat Tuesdays ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Soulful genius from Kenny Barron – an excellent quintet outing from the late 80s, and one that really benefits from the presence of horns added to the trio! Kenny's work on piano is always great – and his sense of scope, soul, and timing are presented perfectly here – but what we really appreciate is the way that Eddie Henderson's trumpet and John Stubblefield's tenor flesh out the longer tunes on the set, and bring in even more colors that Barron's own writing and performance. The rest of the quintet features Cecil McBee on bass and Victor Lewis on drums – and tracks include the great originals "Lunacy", "518", and "Sand Dune" – plus "There Is No Greater Love" and "Misterioso". CD
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Kenny BarronWhat If? ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
Although Kenny Barron's always a heck of a great musician on his own or in a piano trio, we're especially partial to his work in groups with horn players – and this album is a great example of that preference! Kenny first came to fame working with Dizzy Gillespie in the 60s, and since that point, he's always had a tremendous ear for the right tones and shadings from horns needed to augment his own soulful vision on the keys – a way of setting up the other players in the group to build on the well-crafted Barron lines, and take them even further into the stratosphere. This set follows that format, and draws great energy from Wallace Roney on trumpet and John Stubblefield on tenor – both at their younger best, and working alongside Kenny's piano with Cecil McBee on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. The lineup sparkles most on the 4 longer Barron numbers on the album – "Phantoms", "What If", "Voyage", and "Lullabye" – all of which take us back to the brilliance of Kenny's best Muse albums of the 70s. Other tracks feature smaller, more piano-centrist groupings – on tracks that include "Dexterity", "Close To You Alone", and "Trinkle Trinkle". CD
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Kenny Barron & Dave HollandArt Of Conversation ... CD
Blue Note, 2014. Used ... $9.99
A great title for this sublime set of duo material – work that features Kenny Barron on piano and Dave Holland on bass – with no other instrumentation at all! Barron's a player who's always expansive, no matter what the setting – but hearing him in spare formation like this, we really fall in love with his work all over again – his wonderfully rich command of the keyboard, inherent sense of rhythm, and strong ability to paint in musical colors that never fail to delight! Holland's a revelation, too – with well-crafted, yet spare basslines – able to deliver more with less, at a level that's quite different than Dave's earlier work, and really shows so much growth – especially on the mellower moments, where he really shapes the sound of the record. Titles include "The Oracle", "Waltz For Wheeler", "The Only One", "Rain", and "Seascape". CD

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Robbie BashoBashovia (Falconer's Arm Vols 1 & 2/Song Of The Stallion) ... CD
Takoma, 1967/1968. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A great collection of tracks from three important early albums from Robbie Basho – all issued on Takoma Records, under the guidance of John Fahey – an early champion of Basho, who was an artist who was every bit a revolutionary acoustic player as his mentor! Basho a guitarist who's often known as a contemporary of John Fahey – but one that we might well put in an entirely different class altogether! The music here is mostly solo guitar – on 12-string and standard acoustic guitar – and Basho has this sublime way of spinning out these long, almost modal lines – clearly inspired a bit by Indian music, given his comments in the notes – but with a result that's very much his own, and which has this sonic sensibility that's years ahead of his time! If you dig Fahey or Sandy Bull, you'll find plenty to dig here too – but there's also elements of Basho's late 60s performance that wouldn't turn up until decades later in the playing and phrasing of others. There's a bit of vocalization on a few numbers – a strange style that's less singing than channeling the planet – and titles include "The Falconer's Arm", "Lost Lagoon Suite", "Song Of The Snowy Ranges", "Pasha", "The Haji", "Khatum", and "Pavan Hindustan". CD

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Franco BattiatoFoetus (180 gram clear yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Vinyl Magic (Italy), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the most bizarre early works by Italian composer Franco Battiato – a record whose original cover featured a fetus on the cover, an inside image of his paper-mache mother, with a walk-in birth canal, and a subtitle that reads "return to the new world"! The musical style mixes Battiato's mid 70s electronic minimalism with an approach that still retains elements of experimental rock – in that the songs have straighter vocal passages than some of his more abstract work, with lyrics in Italian in a fairly conventional format, layered over strange textures on keyboards, sound effects, and electronics. Titles include "Una Cellula", "Energia", "Fenomenologia", "Anafase", and "Mutazione". LP, Vinyl record album
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Beach BoysFeel Flows – The Sunflower & Surf's Up Sessions 1969 to 1971 (5CD set) ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5CD ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic collection of work from The Beach Boys – a set that features two of our favorite albums from the group, plus lots of unreleased rare material! Sure, we love Pet Sounds and Smile – but year after year, we keep on finding new musical magic in the records Sunflower and Surf's Up – both done at a time when the group were grappling with the realities of adult life, changing cultural modes, and their own sense of mortality, both as human beings and pop stars. There's a wonderfully collaborative feel to the music here – all the other group members bringing a lot to the table, not just Brian – and that sensibility is so different than the earlier years of the group, and even different than the Brian-led moments of the mid 60s. If you've not heard these records, you'll be stunned – and if you love them as much as us, you'll love to hear all the bonus material included within! 5CD set is AMAZING – and features complete remasters of both core albums, live performances of tunes from both records, and bonus tracks from both albums on CDs 1 and 2. Then, CD3 features 29 Sunflower session tracks and acapella tracks – and CD4 features 24 Surf's Up session tracks, acapellas, and some unreleased songs! CD5 features 29 more session tracks and rare songs – and the whole thing comes in a beautiful package with very detailed notes! CD
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BeatlesChristmas Collection (7 x 7-inch picture disc set) ... 7-inch
Official Beatles Fan Club (UK), 1960s. Near Mint- 7 x 7" Set ... $179.99
Limited binder-style set featuring picture disc pressings of some of the coolest music The Beatles ever recorded – a series of sides from special 7" singles that were originally sent only to members of their 60s fan club – and never saw commercial release at the time! Given that the music here documents a year-by-year visit with the group, the approach is one that definitely shows their transformation over a few short years – from the witty, quippy Fab Four of the first few years, to the more intellectual lads of the mid 60s, to the way-out cats of the final years – a time when the Christmas singles turned more into sonic experiments, with maybe a bit of Monty Python humor in the mix! There's definitely some music here, but it's second to the presence of the group – saying "hi", telling jokes, and showing a side of themselves you're not likely to otherwise hear on record. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Early 80s Fan Club issue, limited edition #14/1000! Outer case has some light smudges, in great shape otherwise!)

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BeatlesLet It Be (Special Edition) ... CD
Apple/Capitol, 1970. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99 On October 15, 2021
A bittersweet farewell from The Beatles – a record that definitely shows the fracturing unity of the group, with lots of near-solo moments – but a set that also makes us really wonder what they'd have done with all this genius, had they managed to hold it together! There's great hints here of the solo work to come – especially from George Harrison and John Lennon – and the Phil Spector production really helps open up a new sound for the group. Includes the genius cuts "I Dig A Pony", "Two Of Us", "Across The Universe", "I Me Mine", "One After 909", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be". A great version of this classic – new stereo mix of the album as guided by the original "reproduced for disc" version by Phil Spector and sourced directly from the original session and rooftop performance eight-track tapes. CD
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BeatlesLet It Be (Special Edition) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Apple/Capitol, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99 On October 15, 2021
A bittersweet farewell from The Beatles – a record that definitely shows the fracturing unity of the group, with lots of near-solo moments – but a set that also makes us really wonder what they'd have done with all this genius, had they managed to hold it together! There's great hints here of the solo work to come – especially from George Harrison and John Lennon – and the Phil Spector production really helps open up a new sound for the group. Includes the genius cuts "I Dig A Pony", "Two Of Us", "Across The Universe", "I Me Mine", "One After 909", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be". A great version of this classic – new stereo mix of the album as guided by the original "reproduced for disc" version by Phil Spector and sourced directly from the original session and rooftop performance eight-track tapes. LP, Vinyl record album
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BeatlesLet It Be (Special Edition) (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Apple/Capitol, 1970. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99 On October 15, 2021
A bittersweet farewell from The Beatles – a record that definitely shows the fracturing unity of the group, with lots of near-solo moments – but a set that also makes us really wonder what they'd have done with all this genius, had they managed to hold it together! There's great hints here of the solo work to come – especially from George Harrison and John Lennon – and the Phil Spector production really helps open up a new sound for the group. Includes the genius cuts "I Dig A Pony", "Two Of Us", "Across The Universe", "I Me Mine", "One After 909", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be". A great version of this classic – new stereo mix of the album as guided by the original "reproduced for disc" version by Phil Spector and sourced directly from the original session and rooftop performance eight-track tapes. CD
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Beginning Of The EndFishman (full length, 45 version)/Funky Nassau (full length) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Strut (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Just Sold Out!
That's "Fishman", not fisherman – and the tune's a rare b-side from the insanely funky group Beginning Of The End – presented here in a never-issued full length take that runs for nearly 12 minutes in length! Given that Beginning Of The End usually only gave us shorter funk tracks, the longer format is a wonderful change – and totally worth all the vinyl space it takes up – especially when the flipside features the original 45 version of the tune, and a 5 minute full length version of the group's classic "Funky Nassau"! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Tony BennettTony Bennett At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
The performance has Tony singing with both the trio of Ralph Sharon, and a larger orchestra – making for a good blend of the styles he'd been working on his early albums for Columbia! LP, Vinyl record album
(CSP Collectors Series pressing.)

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Steve Beresford & Han BenninkB + B In Edam ... CD
ICP (Netherlands), 2000. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
Delightful work from this amazingly creative duo – a pair of freely-improvising musicians, but also one who take things far from the familiar modes of free jazz! Han Bennink is incredible on the drums – able to move with stunning dexterity, but never in a way that's bombastic or egotistic at all – and Steve Beresford used piano and toy electronics in these ways that really show his quick wit and open ear for all sorts of sonic territory! Beresford can make some noisy moments, but never revels in them – as the strength of the performance seems to come from the return to tunefulness – which both players do in ways that balance out their freer flights, and really show us the genius behind their instant compositions. Titles include "Crumbs In Bed", "Hagel Slag", "Billow Your Pillow", and "Teas Not Made". CD

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Jerry BergonziSpotlight On Standards ... CD
Savant, 2016. Used ... $9.99
The tunes may be standards, by tenorist Jerry Bergonzi makes them into something else entirely with his performance here – taking these really open-ended runs on the familiar numbers, in these beautiful waves of soul and sound with Hammond organist Renato Chicco! The two work together at a sublime level – as Bergonzi's horn has those raspy tones that we love so much, and almost a Joe Henderson-like balance between modernist impulses and a soulful core. Chicco's amazing – almost Don Patterson-like in his fluidity – handling both the keys and the basslines, and getting some spacious rhythms from drummer Andrea Michelutti. The whole thing's great – maybe one of Jerry's most compelling records in years – and titles include "Bi Solar", "Witchcraft", "First Lady", "Dancing In The Dark", "Out Of Nowhere", "Stella By Starlight", and "Blue Cube". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Tim Berne's BloodcountLowlife – The Paris Concert ... CD
JMT, 1995. Used ... $9.99
Features Tim Berne on alto, Chris Speed on tenor and clarinet, Michael Formanek on bass, Jim Black on drums, and Marc Ducret on electric guitar. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Big Star#1 Record (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ardent/Craft, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
The amazing first album from Big Star – a set that came out of nowhere, made hardly a ripple on the charts, yet went onto crash in big waves of sound for generations to come! The style here is unlike thing else before – hardly what you'd expect from the group's Memphis roots or Alex Chilton's previous performances – yet the group's music has become a generation-defining sound in the way it blends southern inflections with harder rock influences, and a lean, gritty quality that's arguably in a late 70s space between punk and power pop. Every element is wonderful – guitars that are powerful, but never indulgent – vocals that are moving, but never overly emotive – and a balance between sensitive and searing moments that even The Replacements could never hope to match. A landmark all the way through – with tracks that include "Feel", "Ballad Of El Goodo", "In The Street", "The India Song", "When My Baby's Beside Me", "Give Me Another Chance", "Don't Lie To Me", "Thirteen", "Watch The Sunrise", and "Try Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael Bisio/Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-HolmArt Spirit ... CD
ESP, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99
Three very inventive improvisers, all coming together in a set of performances inspired by the work of artist/writer Robert Henri – but with sounds that are definitely all their own! The mix of Michael Bisio's bass and the cello of Fred Lonberg-Holm is great – and Kirk Knuffke blows both regular and soprano cornet with these cool compressed notes that often make this nice bridge from the lower sonic reaches! Lonberg-Holm adds in some electronics – sometimes in ways that make it difficult to tell which source he's using, electric or acoustic – and titles include "R Henri", "Things Hum", "Orange Moon Yellow Field", "Both Keys Belong To You", "Use Them", and "A Dog Likes To Gnaw A Bone". CD

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Ran BlakeSomething To Live For ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1999. Used ... $9.99
Ran Blake in a trio format with David Knife Fabris on guitar, and Guillermo Gregorio on clarinet. 19 numbers in all, including "Elijah Rock 1", "Something To Live For", Get Out Of Town", "Enigma Suite" (in 4 parts), "Vilna", "Mood Indigo", "Impressario Of Death", "Doktor Mabuse" and "Ghosts Of Cimetiere De Pere Lachaise". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tim BlakeCrystal Machine (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Egg/Esoteric (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Fantastic sounds from Tim Blake – an artist who previously worked with Gong, and sometimes worked with Hawkwind – but who really came into his own on this legendary album of electronics! Tim works here on a self-constructed "crystal machine" – a bank of electronics that was often played in performance to front some trippy film installations (as shown on the cover) – which perfectly suited the stretched-out spacey style of his music! The vibe is maybe a bit like early Tangerine Dream, but with some of the warmer modes of the French electronic scene of the time – and titles include "Midnight", "Last Ride Of The Boogie Child", "Synthese Intemporel", and "Crystal Presence". CD features bonus tracks – "Surf" and "Synthese Intemporel (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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Art BlakeyAt The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1959. Used ... $14.99
Smoking live material from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – a set recorded at Birdland, aka The Jazz Corner Of The World – home to a number of key performances by the group! The lineup here features a key transitional version of the group – with the younger Lee Morgan on trumpet and Bobby Timmons on piano, already setting the combo on fire with their new ideas and very bold work on solos – and the great Hank Mobley on tenor, who'd worked with Blakey for a few years at this time – and provides this deeply soulful grounding that's as great as his own records, but maybe even a bit more open in the live setting. The great Jymie Merritt is on bass – one of Art's secret weapons over the years – and the set list of this second volume includes "Chicken & Dumplins", "M & M", "Art's Revelation", and a great version of "Hi Fly". CD
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Art BlakeyDay With Art Blakey 1961 Vol 1 ... CD
Fourstar, 1961. Used ... $5.99
A rare Art Blakey performance from a tour in Tokyo – featuring a crack 1961 lineup with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano – all grooving together nicely! The set was recorded in Sankei Hall on January 2, 1961 – and titles include "The Summit", "Blues March", "Moanin", and "It's Only A Paper Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art BlakeyDay With Art Blakey 1961 Vol 2 ... CD
East Wind/Fourstar, 1961. Used ... $6.99
A rare Art Blakey performance from a tour in Tokyo – featuring a crack 1961 lineup with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano – all grooving together nicely! The set was recorded in Sankei Hall on January 2, 1961 – and titles include "Nelly Bly", "Dat Dere", "Night In Tunisia", and "Round Midnight". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyKyoto ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1964. Used ... $19.99
Quite possibly the best of the non-Blue Note Blakey sides from the early 60s – and an excellent outing from the sextet version of the Jazz Messengers that included Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, and Reggie Workman! The format here is a big tighter than some of Blakey's quintet sessions – with a bit more focus on the arrangements than before – but a change that's more than welcome to our ears, given the strength of the material and Walton's majestic command of the rhythms! Wellington Blakey joins the group on vocals on the track "Wellington's Blues" – but the best aspect of the album is its long Eastern-tinged jam tracks, very much in the mode of some of Horace Silver's work in a similar vein. Titles include Sadao Watanabe's "Nihon Bash", plus "Kyoto", "The High Priest", and "Never Never Land". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art BlakeyMeet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, recording in the very familiar territory of the Birdland nightclub – in a format that was handled previously by the Blue Note label, but maybe never with a lineup this great! The performance features the sublime frontline trio of Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano – all players that are their youthful best, and completely on fire with creative imagination under Blakey's leadership – the start of a great run for all of them as solo stars too. The tracks are long, and even if the tunes are sometimes familiar, the performances are spectacular – that special Jazz Messengers energy that makes records like this so great. This first volume includes the tracks "The Opener", "What Know", "Round About Midnight", and "The Breeze and I". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art BlakeyMeet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, recording in the very familiar territory of the Birdland nightclub – in a format that was handled previously by the Blue Note label, but maybe never with a lineup this great! The performance features the sublime frontline trio of Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano – all players that are their youthful best, and completely on fire with creative imagination under Blakey's leadership – the start of a great run for all of them as solo stars too. The tracks are long, and even if the tunes are sometimes familiar, the performances are spectacular – that special Jazz Messengers energy that makes records like this so great. This second volume includes the tracks "Night Watch", "The Summit", "High Modes", and "The Things I Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersSesjun Radio Shows Vol 1 – Dutch Radio Session ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978/1980. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic radio performances from one of our favorite stretches of the legendary Jazz Messengers group – a time when the lineup featured a young Bobby Watson on alto and Valery Ponomarev on trumpet – two players who'd grow into fantastic leaders on their own, but who here help bring a lot of new life to the group! Watson is especially wonderful – contributing a few key compositions, and that soaring spirit in his horn, which really helped usher in a whole new generation for Blakey's group. James Williams is on piano too, and we actually love his work in this group more than on his later sets as a leader – and remaining players include David Schnitter on tenor on the first six tracks, and Billy Pierce on the horn on the remaining two – and either Dennis Irwin or Charles Fambrough on bass. Art's still the rock-solid core of the group – a tremendous leader who always gets fantastic performances out of young players – and titles include "ETA", "Dr J", "Free For All", "Along Came Betty", "ETA", and "Evaline". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Bobby BlandGet On Down With Bobby Bland ... LP
ABC, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear and a small sticker spot.)

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Blood Sweat & TearsBlood Sweat & Tears ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A stone classic from Blood Sweat & Tears – and a record that went onto have a tremendous impact in jazz, rock, funk, and soul! The group's format is plenty darn famous – adding a lot of horns to hip riffing grooves – but despite countless plays on oldies stations over the years, this initial album still has a power that's undeniable – a way of putting the whole thing together that really uses the best elements of the late 60s studio – handled with sweet production from James William Guerico that rivals his best work for Chicago! Even the lead vocals by David Clayton Thomas hold up nicely – and the set includes the classics "Variations On A Theme By Eric Satie", "And When I Die", "Smiling Phases", "More & More", "Spinning Wheel", and "You've Made Me So Very Happy". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear, aging, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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Willie BoboNew Dimension ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Latin soul percussionist Willie Bobo hits a new dimension here – singing as well as playing timbales, hitting a groovy groove that's perfect for his rough and ready vocals! The track list is a mix of 60s soul covers and a few very tasty original tunes – all done in a mod style that's right up there with the best sound of Verve at the end of the 60s. The players on the record are great – with Latin and jazz talents that include Sonny Henry, Freddie Waits, Jimmy Owens, and Victor Pantoja – grooving in tight combo format to support Willie's vocal efforts. Tracks include "Psychedelic Blues", "Sham Time", "Lisa", "Grazing In The Grass", "The Look Of Love", and "Yellow Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 60s pressing! Cover has a cutout mark in a corner, which also has a small name in pen. Back has a few light notes in pen.)

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Fabrizio Bosso & Spiritual TrioSomeday ... CD
Warner (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
A very groovy record from Italian trumpet legend Fabrizo Bosso – one that features a group referred to as his Spiritual Trio, but a combo that's maybe got more of a soul jazz vibe overall – as the lineup features Alberto Marsico on organ and Alessandro Mnetto on drums! The spare format is great – open in ways that always seem to bring out the best phrasing in Bosso's horn, but with just the right moments of groove that have the trumpet and organ dancing together nicely – almost a newly-conceived variation on the the older 60s pairing of tenor and Hammond! Mario Biondi provides guest vocals on a remake of the Donny Hathaway tune "Someday We'll All Be Free" – and other instrumental tunes include "Sermonette", "Cold Duck Time", "Bernie's Toon", "I Shall Wear A Crown", "Forward", "A Lullaby", and "Say It Loud". CD

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David BowieWidth Of A Circle (2CD/book) ... CD
Parlophone, 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $32.99 34.98
A hell of a package, even if you consider yourself a David Bowie completist – as the set brings together different strands of his music from the relatively "lost" year of 1970 – a brief time when Bowie wasn't issuing much in the way of records, yet still staying very alive at a creative level! One of the key parts of this set is the performances for the TV production The Looking Glass Murders (aka Pierrot In Turquoise) – an unusual theatrical performance that has these beautiful spare tunes sung by Bowie, often with just piano or guitar. There's also two different broadcast performances, both of which are way more than just live material of singles – a full long Sunday Show performances on the BBC, from February 1970 – and a shorter Sounds Of The 70s performances from March of 1970. Also great are a number of rare Mercury singles that came out during the year – including alternate mixes, promo mixes, and other versions of songs that were not on albums – some of which are also presented here in extra 2020 mixes. The whole thing comes in a very cool book-style cover – with lots of photos, including some from the shoot for Man Who Sold The World (the dress cover), and notes on the entire year and all the music. Titles include "Threepenny Pierrot", "Columbine", "Harlequin", "Fill Your Heart", "Karma Man", "Amsterdam", "Buzz The Fuzz", "Waiting For The Man", "London Bye Ta Ta (1970 stereo mix)", "Memory Of A Free Festival (single version parts 1 & 2)", and "Holy Holy". CD

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Lester BowieNumbers 1 & 2 (50th anniversary edition) ... CD
Nessa, 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Lester Bowie as a leader – and a set that stands in importance right next to the early Delmark AACM sides by Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell! Plus, the album's almost an early Art Ensemble of Chicago effort, given the lineup – which features Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn; Roscoe Mitchell on alto, soprano, clarinet, and flute; Malachi Favors on bass; and Joseph Jarman on alto, sopranino, and clarinet!. The session was cut in 1967 by Chuck Nessa, and it features performances of the tracks "Number 1" and "Number 2" – very much in the Art Ensemble mode, with alternating instrumentation, sharp attacks and spare moments, plus a good dash of humor! CD

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BrahjaBrahja (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RR Gems (Estonia), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
Deeply textured jazz from Devin Brahja Waldman – working here in a mix of acoustic and electric modes that's not unlike some of our favorite recent material from Greg Foat – but much more complex overall, and with a stronger spiritual vibe! Waldman handles various saxes, piano, and keyboards – in a lineup that's also heavy on more keys and percussion – but always presented in a way that's layered and cohesive – not as much individual performance within the group, but an overall sound – so that familiar elements are a bit abstracted, even when the songs are tuneful and forward-flowing. There's a few moments that get slightly avant, but most of the work is in darker, moodier territory – and also features guest work from Daniel Carter on soprano sax, Margaret Morris on voice, and Sam Shalabi on guitar. Titles include "Medicine Woman", "Welcom To Wohlom", "Return Of The Good Enemy", "In The Mess", and "Just Passing Through". LP, Vinyl record album
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Jaimie BranchFly Or Die ... LP
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
An incredible debut from trumpeter Jaimie Branch – an artist who seems ready to be one of the boldest new voices in jazz on the Chicago scene! Branch works here at a level that both lives up to an AACM legacy of experimentation, and the rich exploration in new jazz forms that we love from the International Anthem label – a short-lived imprint, but who who've really opened up a wider audiences for the best creative efforts from our home town! Branch's group here is great – with Tomeka Reid on cello, Jason Ajemian on bass, and Chad Taylor on drums – the last of whom brings his wonderfully loose, open, yet still-swinging style to play – and creates this magical flow that only seems to inspire Jaimie's bold trumpet work even more. The record is constantly creative, but deeply spiritual too – and also includes guest performances from Josh Berman on cornet and Matt Schneider on guitar. Titles include "Jump Off", "The Storm", "Waltzer", "Fly Or Die", "Leaves Of Glass", and "Meanwhile". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jaimie BranchFly Or Die Live ... CD
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy 2CDs ... $13.99 14.99
Trumpeter Jaimie Branch has been giving us great music for a number of years – but honestly, she really knocks it out of the park on this live set – a record that's even more amazing than her previous two efforts with a similar title! The set's a double-length performance – and Branch's trumpet is really just a small part of the sound – as the quartet work together in these really amazing ways – with a well-blended sound that moves into all this sonic territory way more than familiar jazz – thanks to brilliant contributions from Chad Taylor on drums and mbira, Lester St Louis on cello and cymbal, and Jason Ajemian on bass – all players who really move around a lot, shift the sound of their instruments, and step into the brilliantly creative territory opened up by the leader! Titles include "Prayer For Amerikka (parts 1 & 2)", "Twenty Three N Me (Jupiter redux)", "Reflections On A Broken Sea", "Birds Of Paradise", "Leaves Of Glass", "The Storm", "Walzer", "Sun Tines", and "Theme 001". CD

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Jaimie BranchFly Or Die Live ... LP
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 30.99 On September 24, 2021
Trumpeter Jaimie Branch has been giving us great music for a number of years – but honestly, she really knocks it out of the park on this live set – a record that's even more amazing than her previous two efforts with a similar title! The set's a double-length performance – and Branch's trumpet is really just a small part of the sound – as the quartet work together in these really amazing ways – with a well-blended sound that moves into all this sonic territory way more than familiar jazz – thanks to brilliant contributions from Chad Taylor on drums and mbira, Lester St Louis on cello and cymbal, and Jason Ajemian on bass – all players who really move around a lot, shift the sound of their instruments, and step into the brilliantly creative territory opened up by the leader! Titles include "Prayer For Amerikka (parts 1 & 2)", "Twenty Three N Me (Jupiter redux)", "Reflections On A Broken Sea", "Birds Of Paradise", "Leaves Of Glass", "The Storm", "Walzer", "Sun Tines", and "Theme 001". LP, Vinyl record album
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Jaimie BranchFly Or Die Live (metallic colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99 On September 24, 2021
Trumpeter Jaimie Branch has been giving us great music for a number of years – but honestly, she really knocks it out of the park on this live set – a record that's even more amazing than her previous two efforts with a similar title! The set's a double-length performance – and Branch's trumpet is really just a small part of the sound – as the quartet work together in these really amazing ways – with a well-blended sound that moves into all this sonic territory way more than familiar jazz – thanks to brilliant contributions from Chad Taylor on drums and mbira, Lester St Louis on cello and cymbal, and Jason Ajemian on bass – all players who really move around a lot, shift the sound of their instruments, and step into the brilliantly creative territory opened up by the leader! Titles include "Prayer For Amerikka (parts 1 & 2)", "Twenty Three N Me (Jupiter redux)", "Reflections On A Broken Sea", "Birds Of Paradise", "Leaves Of Glass", "The Storm", "Walzer", "Sun Tines", and "Theme 001". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive "Metallic Falcon" vinyl pressing!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, September 24.
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Dollar Brand/Johnny DyaniGood News From Africa ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful duets between pianist Dollar Brand and legendary bassist/Blue Notes member Johnny Dyani – two great South African jazz musicians who should have recorded more together in a format like this! Brand's open-ended rolling piano lines bring out the best in Dyani's bass – which at this point in his career, was not often heard in such an intimate setting, and was instead often hidden amidst larger more bombastic groupings of avant players – a shift in setting that really brings out some of the more spiritual currents in his music. The record features a version of Brand's excellent "The Pilgrim", plus the tracks "Msunduza", "Ntsikana's Bell", "Good News", and "Moniebah". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Alan BraufmanLive at WKCR, May 22, 1972 EP ... 12-inch
Valley Of Search, 1972. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
A never-issued live performance – a beautiful 18 minute improvisation between Alan Braufman on alto and Cooper Moore on piano – recorded as it slide out over the airwaves of WKCR in New York, in 1972 – and a much-needed addition to the small amount of recordings that Braufman made in the 70s! The piano is great – rolling with a sense of freedom sometimes, but returning to majestic melody at others – and Braufman blows with this searching quality that really matches its energy, and sounds deeply soulful throughout. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Alan BraufmanValley Of Search (with bonus tracks) ... CD
India Navigation/Valley Of Search, 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the only albums ever issued by New York reedman Alan Braufman – a player who works here in a setting that really captures the best energy of the loft jazz scene in the 70s – at a time when Braufman was part of a musicians collective on Canal Street that also included David S Ware! Ware isn't on this set, but that's OK with us, because the rest of the group is so great – Braufman on alto, flute, and pipe horn – with Cooper Moore on piano and dulcimer, the latter of which is used in very cool ways – plus Cecil McBee on bass, David Lee on drums, and Ralph Williams on percussion. Cooper Moore delivers a striking spoken passage on "Chant" – and other titles include "Miracles", "Ark Of Salvation", "Rainbow Warriors", and "Love Is For Real". Also features a never-issued live performance – a beautiful 18 minute improvisation between Alan Braufman on alto and Cooper Moore on piano – recorded as it slide out over the airwaves of WKCR in New York, in 1972 – and a much-needed addition to the small amount of recordings that Braufman made in the 70s! The piano is great – rolling with a sense of freedom sometimes, but returning to majestic melody at others – and Braufman blows with this searching quality that really matches its energy, and sounds deeply soulful throughout. CD
(Include bonus 18-minute session Live At WKCR, May 22, 1972.)

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Willem Breuker KollektiefAngouleme 18 Mai 1980 ... CD
Fou (France), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
The great Willem Breuker at the height of his powers – delivering a searing performance here that really illustrates all that he was bringing to the Dutch jazz scene at the time! Breuker is amazing here – a reedman and arranger who's very well aware of all the freedoms allowed in jazz in the 70s – but also one of the few to also be able to fold them back into a more fully-arranged mode – not an improvising orchestra, but a compelling group of musicians who can come together through the strength of the arrangements, and set individual fires of their own! Other musicians include Boy Raayakers on trumpet, Willem Van Manen and Bernard Hunnekink on trombones, Maarten Van Norden on tenor, Bob Driessen on alto and baritone, and Henk De Jong on piano – and Breuker himself plays clarinet, soprano sax, alto, and tenor. 2CD set features a huge amount of material – and titles include "Big Busy Band", "La Defense", "Tango Superior", "Flat Jungle", "Pale Fire", "Marche & Sax Solo With Vacuum Cleaner", "Bobbert", "Acro", and "Song Of Mandalay". CD

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Peter Brotzmann Chicago TentetChicago Tentet At Molde 2007 ... CD
Okka Disk, 2007. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 13.99
A 10th Anniversary performance by the Chicago Tentet – a wonderful group that's become the fruitful union of saxophonist Peter Brotzmann with a younger generation of players who were working heavily on the Chicago scene at the time! Back when the group first started, it was something of an experiment – but over the following decade, the ensemble won great attention for their playing, and for good reason too – considering the solo contributions of players like Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson on reeds, Joe McPhee on trumpet and tenor, Johannes Bauer on trombone, Kent Kessler on bass, and Paal Nilssen Love on drums – all working under the visionary leadership of Peter Brotzmann! The tracks are all somewhat long and open-ended – almost more spacious than on other Chicago Tentet records, with a freely improvised feel. Titles include "Ten By Ten", "Little By Little", and "Step By Step". CD

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✨✧ Peter Brotzmann/Joe McPhee/Kent Kessler/Michael ZeGuts ... CD
Okka Disk, 2007. Used ... $7.99
A brilliant pairing of two musicians who never recorded together during their early days on record – but who more than made up for that lack with later classics like this! The cover's got the boldness of an FMP album from the 70s, and the music within follows that spirit – a bold live performance at Chicago's Empty Bottle, a frequent home to both musicians at the time – with Joe McPhee on trumpet, alto, and tenor – Peter Brotzmann on alto, tenor, clarinet, and tarogato – driven by tremendous work on bass from Kent Kessler and drums by Michael Zerang. The set features two long live improvisations – "Guts" and "Rising Spirits". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Guts ... CD 9.99

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Peter Brotzmann/Joe McPhee/Kent Kessler/Michael ZeGuts ... CD
Okka Disk, 2007. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A brilliant pairing of two musicians who never recorded together during their early days on record – but who more than made up for that lack with later classics like this! The cover's got the boldness of an FMP album from the 70s, and the music within follows that spirit – a bold live performance at Chicago's Empty Bottle, a frequent home to both musicians at the time – with Joe McPhee on trumpet, alto, and tenor – Peter Brotzmann on alto, tenor, clarinet, and tarogato – driven by tremendous work on bass from Kent Kessler and drums by Michael Zerang. The set features two long live improvisations – "Guts" and "Rising Spirits". CD
Also available Guts ... CD 7.99

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachBrown & Roach Incorporated ... CD
EmArcy, 1955. Used ... $6.99
Quite possibly THE key example of the magic of Clifford Brown and Max Roach on record – a brilliant studio session that really has the group "incorporating" their sound – forging a bold musical statement that would forever leave its imprint on jazz for years to come! The format here shows Brown and Roach as a key force in 50s hardbop – extending Max's bop idiom of years back, and using Clifford's more lyrical approach to solo work to expand the tone, color, and spirit of their music – linking styles and worlds wonderfully, and forging a sound that's tight, yet also beautifully spontaneous and personal. The rest of the group includes Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass – and titles include "Sweet Clifford", "Ghost Of A Chance", "Stompin At The Savoy", "I'll String Along With You", "Mildama", "Darn That Dream", and "I Get A Kick Out Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dennis BrownVisions Of Dennis Brown ... LP
17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
The late night lover gets on the African Roots wagon and heads deep into Rasta territory with Joe Gibbs at the helm on this mid 70s gem! Dennis Brown was well established as a leading Lovers Rock and Jamaican soul singer by the time he cut this excellent roots effort for Joe Gibbs in the mid 70s, and the transformation is noteworthy. Brown's vocals pair wonderfully with Gibbs' heavy roots rhythms for a combination that's among either man's finest work! 10 excellent tracks in all, including "Deliverance Will Come", "Love Me Always", "Concrete Castle King", "Malcolm X", "Repatriation", "Milk & Honey" and "Stay At Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownFoundations Of Funk – A Brand New Bag – 1964 to 1969 ... CD
Chronicles/Polydor, 1996. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Killer work from James' late 60s period – the time when he was working with the Pee Wee Ellis/Maceo James Brown Band, and developing some of his most crucial conceptions of funkiness. The 2 CD set is filled with nice extra bits – like extended versions of tracks you might already know, alternate takes, and even a few unreleased live performances. Titles include "I Got The Feelin", "There Was A Time", "Funky Drummer", "She's The One", "You Got To Have A Mother For Me", "Licking Stick", "Let A Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", "It's A New Day", "I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)", and "Get It Together (parts 1 & 2)". Niceness! CD
(Slipcover has some wear.)
 
 
 



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