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DJ Fresh(You Are) My Girl (rapp mix, inst, radio)/DJ Fresh Debut Mega Mix ... 12-inch
Plain Rapp, 1988. Very Good+ ... $39.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Plain Rapp sleeve with a cutout hole.)

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DJ Fresh & Curren$yTonite Show With Curren$y ... LP
Fresh In The Flesh, 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
Fresh hip hop from Bay Area producer DJ Fresh & New Orleans rhymer Curren$y! This one kicks off smoothly with with a smooth jazz sample before settling in to tight mix bass heavy beats anchoring some diverse atmosphere on the production tip, Fresh can roll from synthy and light keys floating over to grittier sounds from track to track. Curren$y is charismatic as ever of there's a strong guest roster backing them up. Includes the title track, "Easy Hard" with Guapdad 4000, "Pound In The Sky", "Round 3 Times", "Gambling Shack" feat TY, "Gimme Some Mo", "All About The Dough", "Remember The Time" and "Funny Money" feat Problem, Chevy Woods & OG Marlyn Monrollupi, LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Doug E FreshCome Again (live, inst)/Could I Make U Dance/Throw It Up ... 12-inch
White Label, Early 2000s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
"Throw It Up" features Big Daddy Kane and Dangerous. "Could I Make U Dance" features Lonnie B and Krystal. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Fila Fresh CrewFear Of The Rap (voc, inst)/I Wanna Know What Love Is (hug mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Get Live, 1989. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Fresh CelesteHard Core (lp, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
JR, 1988. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Fresh Celeste & M-4sersGive It All To Me (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
JR, 1988. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Fresh Celeste & M-4sersShake It Up (vocal, inst, twisted blade runner mix) ... 12-inch
JR, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceCode Red ... LP
Jive, 1994. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While most of this record is either Teddy Riley produced commercial R&B crossover, there's 2 cuts produced by Pete Rock: "Somethin' Like Dis'" and "Code Red". Also includes "Boom! Shake The Room", "Just Kickin' It", "I Wanna Rock" and 7 more tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceRing My Bell (Mr Lee's 12 inch mix, Hula & K Fingers club, street mix, instravibe, street inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1991. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Doc Box & B FreshDoc Box & B Fresh ... LP
Motown, 1990. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, hype sticker, bent corners, and a small peeled spot on front.)

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✨✧ Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh CrewLovin' Ev'ry Minute Of It (voc, short voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Reality, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Reality sleeve.)

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Lars DanielssonFresh Enough ... CD
L+R Records (Germany), 1992. Used ... $11.99
Featuring John Scofield on guitar and Jack DeJohnette on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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FinkFresh Produce ... CD
Ninja Tune/N Tone, 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve KujalaFresh Flute ... LP
CBS, 1986. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Features the tracks "Tutti Flutti", "Fretless Flute Song", "Just A Heartbeat Away", "Backburner" & "Delilah's Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Mannheim SteamrollerFresh Aire 4 ... LP
American Gramaphone, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of peeling along the bottom on front, large patches of stuck-on paper on back, and a stuck gatefold.)

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Eddie RussFresh Out! (with download) ... LP
Jazz Masters/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
A landmark bit of indie funk from the 70s – one of the few records cut by Detroit keyboardist Eddie Russ, and easily the best! The album features Russ going to town on electric piano – working with a hip combo called The Mixed Bag, which features some wicked work on flute and soprano sax by Larry Nozero – and a vibe that's a lot more laidback than standard funk, or even more mainstream jazz funk too – a sweet open groove that's mighty nice all the way through! The album's really a showcase for Nozero and Russ' solos – trading back and forth effortlessly over long tunes that roll along in a sweet electric-tinged groove – long vamping rhythms that really seem to drive both players onto new heights. Titles include Russ' classic "The Lope Song", a great version of "Hill Where The Lord Hides", and the tracks "Shamading", "Watergate Blues", and "All But Blind". LP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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ScaffoldFresh Liver ... LP
Island, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pink rim label pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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Sly & The Family StoneFresh ... CD
Epic, Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
Sly's leaping into the air on the cover of this one – and for good reason too, given the overall groove of the set! The album's a bit more stripped-down and upbeat than the previous few – almost more of a return to the simple funky style of the first albums, but with a slightly more electric sound than before – especially in the keyboards, which almost slide into the mix here with a Stevie Wonder-like quality. The electricity bubbles and brews wonderfully at the bottom of the rhythms – charging things up a bit, but still hanging back with a super-cool, laidback quality that few other groups could muster! There's a great sense of balance here that's brilliant – and which makes the album one of Sly's undisputed masterpieces from the Columbia years. Titles include the incredible "If You Want Me To Stay" – one of our favorite Sly Stone cuts ever – plus "Keep on Dancin", "Babies Making Babies", "Que Sera Sera", "If It Were Left Up To Me", "In Time", and "Let Me Have It All". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFresh Sounds From Middle America #5 ... CD
Fresh Sounds, 1990. Used ... $4.99
Music from Homestead Grays, the Catherines, the Mahoots, the Backsliders, the Wilmas, Ultraviolets, Schloss Tegal, William S Burroughs, Kill Whitey, Killing Drum, Joe Worker, Second Chance, Klusterfux, Hayseeds, Killcreek, 2-Mile Death Plunge, Ultraman & 2 Car Family. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNu Brazil 2 – Fresh Sounds From The Country Of Tomorrow ... CD
Manteca/Union Square (UK), 2003. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Includes 28 tracks by Inacio Zatz, Vitor Ramil, Fernando Portp, Civelle, Jair Oliveira, Mylene, Nacao Zumni, Elza Soares, Pagode Jazz Sardinha's Club, and Trio Mocoto. CD
(Includes slipcover, promo sticker over barcode.)

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VariousNYC Crazy Fresh Jams ... LP
Nia, 1985. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Titles include "The Return Of Captain Rock" by Captain Rock, "Tragedy" by Super Kids, "Cosmic Blast" by Captain Rock, "She's So Def" by Sparky Dee, "He's My DJ" by Sparky Dee, "The House of Rock" by Captain Rock, and "Marley Marl Scratch" by Marley Marl. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jane MorganFresh Flavor ... LP
Epic, 1966. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Rose RoyceFresh Cut ... LP
Omni, 1986. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked 80s moment from Rose Royce – a set recorded after the group had stepped away from their famous association with Norman Whitfield, but were still very much at the top of the modern soul game! The production here is maybe a bit more 80s than before, but the group continue to keep things nice and warm – especially in the way they make use of the mixture of vocals from Ricci Benson and Kenny Copeland, that male/female blend that always give Rose Royce a fuller sound than some of their contemporaries – very welcome here on some of the more upbeat numbers. Titles include "Listen Up", "If Walls Could Talk", "Lonely Road", "Magic Doll", "Doesn't Have To Be This Way", "I Know I'm In The Mood", and "Fighting Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Alozade/Wayne Wonder/Ward 21Bronx Badman Presents Federation Remix Project Phase 1 – Nuh Pet Gal (Work It)/Story (Funky Fresh Dressed)/Last Night (Sucker MCs)/Last Night (Move Bitch) ... 12-inch
White Label, Mid/Late 20s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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AquaramaTeleskop ... LP
Fresh Yo!, 2020. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Zeshan BVetted ... CD
Minty Fresh, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A record that certainly deserves its title – as the sound is well-vetted right from the start, and not at all the gimmicky approach you might expect! Zeshan B might well be forging a whole new genre here – one of Indian soul – as the singer was raised by Indian parents in contemporary Chicago – where he developed a love of classic soul, especially the deeper variety from down south – which you'll definitely hear in the album's Memphis soul production at Ardent Studios by Lester Snell! We'll admit, we were a bit suspicious at first – but from the very first note, Zeshan won us over – a truly dedicated deep soul singer, and one who's also able to slide into a few non-English lyrics as well, but all without sounding gimmicky at all. Part of the record's strength is the instrumentation – which is as dedicated to classic Memphis modes as the singer – and titles include "Lonely Man", "Meri Jaan", "Hard Road To Travel", "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City", "Prove It To Me", "Ki Jana", "You Don't Miss Your Water", and "What Now". CD

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Bob BrookmeyerKansas City Sounds (Kansas City Revisited/Stretching Out) ... CD
United Artists/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 larger group gems from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer – both of them great! First up is Kansas City Revisited – a very unusual session, especially considering Bob Brookmeyer's more modernist modes of the 50s! This album has Bob going back to roots you might not guess that he had – picking up bits of a Kansas City sound that (as he tells in the liner notes) clearly inspired him in the early days, and which is presented here surprisingly well by a septet that includes Bob on valve trombone, Al Cohn and Paul Quinichette on tenor, Nat Pierce on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Addison Farmer on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – all playing long and lean on some real Basie-styled numbers. Quinichette's presence really sets the tone for the record, and seems to pull out earthy qualities in the other players that we didn't even know they had – and on 2 numbers, Big Miller delivers some bluesy vocals as well. Titles include "Jumping At The Woodside", "A Blues", "Blue & Sentimental", and "Moten Swing". The second album on the set is Stretching Out – a 1958 date recorded under the leadership of Zoot Sims and Brookmeyer! The album features the Sims-Bob Brookmeyer Octet, a tight little group with a touch of modern, blowing here with ample solo space for all the best players! Lineup includes Charlie Persip on drums, Hank Jones on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Freddie Green on guitar – in addition to the frontline players Zoot Sims on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Harry Edison on trumpet, and Al Cohn on tenor and baritone sax. Titles include "Stretching Out", "Now Will You Be Good", "King Porter", and "Bee Kay". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mike CuozzoMike Cuozzo With The Costa Burke Trio ... CD
Jubilee/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... $11.99
One of the few albums as a leader from Mighty Mike Cuozzo – a tight tenor player with a great sort of 50s swing! The set's the kind of no-nonsense, well-blown effort you might expect from Sonny Stitt or Seldon Powell at the time – tunes that pack in plenty over a relatively short space – really transformed by Mike's deft talents on the tenor, with a surprising degree of soul in the mix as well! Rhythm is by Eddie Costa on piano, Vinnie Burke on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – and the whole thing's got the solid feel of a lost Roost session. Titles include "Blue Jeans", "Bounce For Mike", "Ten AM", "Lover Man", and "That Old Feeling". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dorothy DoneganSeptember Song ... CD
Jubilee/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1955. Used ... $11.99
Dorothy Donegan tickles the ivories with a mighty nice touch – on a set that shows why she was quite a popular attraction on the 50s scene! Donegan's got a way of approaching the piano with a heck of a lot of vitality – really working the keyboard with great imagination, moving up and down with tremendous dexterity as she opens up a tune! There's no tricks or gimmicks, though – and although the playing has a lot of vitality, it's also beautifully composed, too – just the right balance to keep things swinging, even when the playing is complex. Titles include "September Song", "St Louis Blues", "Love For Sale", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Dancing On The Ceiling". CD
(Out of print.)

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Booker ErvinSextet, Quintet and Quartet (Book Cooks/Cookin/That's It) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1960/1961. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Booker Ervin withn Tommy Turrentine, Booker Ervin, Zoot Sims, Tommy Flanagan, George Tucker, Dannie Richmond, Richard Williams, Horace Parlan & Al Harewood. CD

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Hampton HawesHampton Hawes Plays Movie Musicals ... CD
Vault/Fresh Sound, 1969. Used ... $6.99
Movie tunes, made groovy by Hampton Hawes – with help from Bob West on bass and Larry Bunker on drums! Titles include "Old Devil Moon", "Where Is Love", "How Are Things In Glocca Morra", and "As Long As She Needs Me". CD
(Out of print. Inner pages of the booklet have some pencil.)

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MC EZ & TroupGet Retarded (voc, dub)/ Just Rhymin' (voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Fresh, 1988. Sealed ... $14.99
Original pressing of this amazing single with EPMD-style production and vocals! Recorded by Craig Mack under the name MC EZ & Troup seven years before his Bad Boy debut. A huge classic for the Dusty Groove crew, and one not to pass up from the old days! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In Fresh sleeve with a cut corner, still sealed with hype sticker.)

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Hal McKusick & Betty St ClaireHal McKusick Plays, Betty St Claire Sings ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1955. Used ... $9.99
Hal McKusick on clarinet & a lot sax, Betty St Claire on vocals, Phil Sunkel on trumpet, Billy Byers on trombone, Gene Di Novi on piano, Jimmy Raney & Barry Galbraith on guitar, Clyde Lombardi & Addison Farmer on bass, Jimmy Campbell & Herb Lovelle on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Seldon Powell Featuring Jimmy ClevelandSeldon Powell Sextet ... CD
Roost/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... $6.99
An excellent sextet session by the great Seldon Powell – one of the late 20th century's best reed talents, but a player who's so often lost in larger bands – which is why it's especially nice to hear him grooving in a small combo set like this! The sound is incredibly soulful, at a level that makes the album one of Powell's best of the time – with a depth and clarity that's missing from a few of the others, and a tremendous focus that lets his brilliant work on tenor come out full strength! The group is a sextet, and players include Freddie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, and Osie Johnson. Tracks are short, but the material gives Seldon plenty of room to solo openly, and with a simply sublime tone on titles that include "11th Hour Blues", "Biscuit For Duncan", "Button Nose", and "Lolly Gag". CD
(Out of print.)

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Andrew RathbunJade ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent, 1998. Used ... $8.99
Andrew Rathbun on saxophones, Taylor Haskins on trumpet, Helen Richman on flute, Chris Komer on French horn, John Stretch on piano, Ben Street on bass, George Schuller on drums & Luciana Souza on vocals. CD
(Crease on booklet.)

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Annie RossAnnie Ross Sings A Handful Of Songs ... CD
Ember/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1964. Used ... $6.99
An obscure one from Annie Ross – recording here as a solo act back in England after leaving her famous group with Dave Lambert and John Hendricks! The style here is a bit like some of the solo work that Ross cut in the US at the end of the 50s – particularly her sides for Pacific Jazz – not as vocalese and solo-oriented as the sort of recordings that first got her noticed, but still a lot more dynamic than most straighter jazz singers of the time! Arrangements are pretty groovy overall – nicely jazzy, and penned by Johnnie Spence – also produced by John Barry, who really helps keep the right sort of "punch" in the set. Titles include "Fly Me To The Moon", "Nature Boy", "A Lot Of Livin To Do", "Like Someone In Love", "A Handful Of Songs", and "All Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud Shank & Lou LevyLost In The Stars – Bud Shank & Lou Levy Play The Sinatra Songbook ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1990. Used ... $16.99
Bud Shank on alto saxophone & Lou Levy on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael SimonNew York Encounter ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent, 2009. Used ... $7.99
Tracks include "Mi Amigo El Machista", "House Of Thoughts", "Joy Is Within", "Sabor Intimo", and "Equanimity". CD

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt With The New Yorkers ... CD
Roost/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957. Used ... $12.99
Beautiful Roost material from Sonny Stitt – solid, mature, and extremely well-placed lines on the alto sax – all caught at a level that's higher than most of his contemporaries were dising out at the time! The boppier side of Stitt's roots is nicely suppressed here – and in its place is a focused and deeply personal approach to the music – one that's wonderfully complemented by the "New Yorkers" combo of Hank Jones on piano, Shadow Wilson on drums, and Wendell Marshall on bass. The record's one of the jewels in the crown of his Roost catalog – and titles include "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Engos, The Bloos", and "Bloosey". CD
(Out of print.)

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Vanilla CEnough Bass (voc, inst)/Him Nor You (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
City Fresh, 1988. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes a promo one-sheet.)

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Veruca SaltEight Arms To Hold You ... LP
Minty Fresh, 1997. Sealed ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on UME.)

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Fran WarrenSomething Coming From Fran Warren ... CD
Warwick/Fresh Sound (Spain), Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Arranged by Ralph Burns and Al Cohn. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAstral Daze Vol 3 – Snapshots Of The South African Rock Underground ... CD
Fresh (South Africa), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $18.99
A side of the South African scene that's quite different than any world music expectations you might have – as the package is filled with late 60s/early 70s rockers from the SA underground – loads of fuzzy nuggets that come across with a strongly Anglo sound overall! In fact, the package might almost be seen as a southern hemisphere counterpart to the sound of London at the end of the 60s – as most of these groups work with a similar blend of freak, fuzz, and darkness that matches bigger British names of the period – especially those groups who were getting a bit far-out, yet never overindulgent. Most tracks are relatively short – not yet at prog jamming levels – and production is nice and sinister throughout – on titles that include "I've Found Her" by The 004s, "Here Comes The Sun" by Hawk, "The Circus" by McCully Workshop, "Hairy Man" by The Gentle People, "Jersey Thursday" by Abstract Truth, "The Ostrich" by Jacob Hay, "Caterpillar" by Third Eye, "Lonely Man" by Wakeford Hart, and "All In A Dream" by The Tidal Wave. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ EPMDStrictly Business ... LP
Fresh/Capitol, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
EPMD's incredible full length debut – a straight up all caps CLASSIC late 80s effort – raising the bar for the genre and helping pave the way for so much of the best golden age hip hop to come! Bottom heavy funky soul beats and masterful use of samples anchor the production, and the rhyme style is benchmark, too, a measured approach to the vocals that stood out at the time for it's slow flowing style and fresh to this day. A cool, confident hip hop masterpiece, and titles include "It's My Thing", "You Gots To Chill", "Strictly Business", "You're A Customer", "Get Off The Bandwagon", "I'm Housin'", "So Let The Funk Flow", "The Steve Martin", "DJ K La Boss" and "Jane". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing.)

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✨✧ EPMDUnfinished Business ... LP
Fresh/Capitol, 1989. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from EPMD, and the second triumph! Unfinished Business continues in the style of the classic debut, but that's anything but a problem at this point, there was really no one at their doing like Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith at the time! Their style of heavy east coast funky soul beatcraft and slow rolling rhymes was seriously distinctive at the time – sticking to what they do best – and better than most of their peers – on both the production ti[ and in the back and forth rhymes was the way to go, completing a pair of back-to-back classics. Includes "So What Cha Sayin'", "Get the Bozack", "The Big Payback", "Please Listen to My Demo", "Snappin' Necks", and "You Had Too Much To Drink". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing.)

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✨✧ Bob FlorenceName Band 1959 ... CD
Fresh Sound, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes a ton of alternate takes – a total of 23 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Just-IceMasterpiece ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, 1990. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A later set by Just Ice – produced by Grandmaster Flash – and record that sounds a lot better than we remembered! Tight, hard hitting dawn of the 90s beats from Flash and that gruff, tight rhyme delivery from Just-Ice. It might not be a masterpiece on par with Kool & Deadly, but it's plenty tough to our ears after all these years. Includes "Get Into Something", "The Iceman Cometh", "Slow, Low & Dope", "Rollin With The Just", and "I Write This In The Dark" with Angie B of The Sequence, known today as Angie Stone! CD

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✨✧ Just-IceSir Vicious – The Best Of Just Ice ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nicely done compilation of the some of the best of Just-Ice – culled from the legendary Fresh, Warlock and Sleeping Bag recordings – a solid entry point for hardcore hip hop pioneer if you don't already own those records! Includes some the most legendary Mantronix productions, the best of the Just-Ice and KRS-One co-productions and a few of better cuts that Grandmaster Flash produced – and the 2CD set is sprawling enough to bring in some of better 12" versions, too! 23 tracks on 2CDs: "Cold Getting' Dumb", "Back To The Old School", "Latoya", "Gangster Of Hip Hop", "Going Way Back", "Freedom Of Speech", "Kool & Deadly", "The Desolate One", "Na Touch Da Just", "Way Back (We're Going)", "Cold Getting Dumb ('97 Remix)" and more. CD

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays ... CD
Roost/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Sonny Stitt's amazing albums for Roost – a record with a beautifully mature conception of bop soloing, and a totally confident tone throughout! There's an understated brilliance here that's nearly impossible to describe in words – a sense of placement, timing, and phrasing that's really impeccable – and handled with Stitt at a level that shows tremendous growth from his early years on Prestige! The group's a quintet, with Freddie Green on guitar and Hank Jones on piano – and titles include "Afterwards", "Biscuit Mix", "Blues For Bobby", and "The Nearness Of You". Great cover, too – with Stitt backlit against a smokey backdrop, blowing away easily. CD

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✨✧ Manny Albam, Bill Russo, Teo Macero, & OthersSomething New, Something Blue ... CD
Columbia/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
The cover of this one makes it look like a no-name leaderless session, but this one actually features some great work by some very hip players! Half the album features vibist Teddy Charles leading a group of modernists that includes Hal McKusick, Frank Socolow, Bill Russon, Bob Brookmeyer, Mal Waldron, and Donald Byrd – on tracks that have a bluesy base, but a bit of an edge to them. The other half features Manny Albam leading a combo with Al Cohn, Teo Macero, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Phil Woods, and Eddie Costa. The session was done to showcase the talents of 4 of the best modern arrangers of the late 50s – Manny Albam, Bill Russon, Teo Macero, and Teddy Charles – all of whom contribute some great charts to a set of tracks that includes "Swinging Goatsherd Blues", "East Hampton Blues", "Blues In The Night", "Night Crawlers", and "Blues For Amy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eli DegibriIn The Beginning ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Eli Degibri on tenor, Aaron Goldberg on piano, Kurt Rosenwinkel on guitar, Ben Street on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums. CD

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✨✧ Herb GellerThat Geller Feller (aka Fire In The West) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A gem of a record – easily one of Herb Geller's best! There's a bite to the record we really love – a quality in Geller's tone that really blows us away – and which has had us going back and re-evaluating his career after hearing this set. Part of the strength is the setting – a nicely dark vibe, typical to some of the other Jubilee jazz sessions of the time – played by a lineup that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Harold Land on tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Lawrence Marable on bass – an ensemble that have a fuller punch than some of Geller's other groups in the 60s. The track's are easily grooving hardbop numbers – nearly all originals, and handled with a style that's much more New York oriented than you'd expect from Geller's west coast roots. Titles include "S'Pacific View", "The Fruit", "Marable Eyes", "Melrose & Sam", and "An Air For The Heir". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art PepperArt Pepper Quintet Live At Donte's 1968 – Complete Performance ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1968. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A heck of a great little live set from Art Pepper – recorded live at Donte's nightclub in LA in 1968, at a time when Pepper was really stretching out his sound! The tracks feature Art in a quintet with Joe Romano on tenor, Frank Strazzeri on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Nick Ceroli on drums – playing very long takes of familiar tunes, but in a style that has Art working in a gutsier, more exploratory phrasing than he used on his famous sides from the 50s. Titles include "Lover Come Back To Me", "Everything Happens To Me", "Cherokee", "Stompin At The Savoy", "Groupin", and "Blues Rock", which runs for 10 minutes before the tape runs out! CD
(Out of print, first pressing.)

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✨✧ Don FriedmanDay In The City/Circle Waltz ... CD
Riverside/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1961/1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Chuck Israels on bass & Pepe LA Roca & Joe Hunt on dums. CD

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✨✧ T La RockLyrical King (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fresh/Demon (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A well-titled set from the lyrical king – the mighty T La Rock, one of the key mid 80s MCs who helped introduce a whole new level of sophistication to hip hop! T La Rock maybe never hit the heights of KRS-One, Rakim, or other contemporaries – but this set has all the sharp fire and intensity that made that moment of new creativity so great – from the edgey production work and scratches by Louie Lou, to the extra help from Mantronik, and even the album's early appearances by Special K and MC Serch – which further the sense of collaboration from the streets that made some of the Fresh Records sets so great. Titles include "Lyrical King", "Back To Burn", "Three Minutes Of Beat Box", "Bust These Lyrics", "This Beat kicks", "Big Beat In London", and "It's Time To Chill". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ T La RockThis Beats Kicks (club, radio)/Scratch Monopoly (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Fresh, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Two nice ones – "This Beat Kicks" features classic Mantronix production and "Scratch Monopoly" has T La Rock rhyming with DJ Louie Lou cutting it up underneath. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)
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King Sunny AdeSynchro System/Aura ... CD
Mango/T-Bird (UK), 1983/1984. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of groundbreaking records from King Sunny Ade – both of which represent a new wave of interest in African music after the initial burst of the Fela Kuti generation! First up is Synchro System – fantastic work from King Sunny Ade – one of his first truly global releases, and an album that marked a whole new sound in his music! Sunny had been issuing lots of his own records back home in Nigeria – but this set has the juju master working in London, with really fantastic production that pushes his sound in really great ways – echoey waves of basslines and percussion, subtle but powerful vocals, and percolating guitar that takes on a whole new sonic sensibility in the setting! There's a richness to the texture that's amazing – almost as if Brian Eno produced – and titles include "Synchro Feelings Ilako", "Mo Ti Mo", "Penkele", "Maajo", "Synchro System", "E Saiye Re", "Tolongo", "E Wele", and "Synchro Reprise". Next up is Aura – a crucial record in the early days of the global scene in the 80s – a set that lifts the music of King Sunny Ade from its roots in Nigeria, and mixes it up with some fresh elements that really open things up for a world's worth of ears! The approach isn't commercial – at least not in the modes of the later world music years – but there's occasional elements that echo the beat culture rising up in New York and London, mixed with the warmer sounds that were always at Sunny's music – especially that way of making the acoustic percussion and basslines come together in flowing waves of completely sublime sound! All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Gboromiro", "Oremi", "Ire", "Iro", "Ogunja", and "Ase". CD

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Agitation FreeLast ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $29.99
The last album from the legendary early run of Agitation Free – and a set that definitely shows the group at the top of their game! The tracks are long, but never rambling – jamming, but never in a noodly way – and these guys really show why their contribution to German prog was so important at the time – able to handle some of the minimal progressions of their contemporaries, while finding a way to soar forward too – yet always with a sound that's completely fresh and free of cliche! Keyboards and guitar spiral out wonderfully together, and looped a bit in some really great ways – and titles include "Soundpool", "Laila II", and "Looping IV". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony AllenSecret Agent ... CD
Nonesuch, 2010. Used ... $11.99
Tony Allen never lets us down – and even though he's well into the first decade of his "comeback" years, an album like this still has the same sort of fresh, urgent feel that got him noticed again by a whole new generation of fans! There's definitely lots of Allen's roots with Fela in the music – the kind of Afrobeat grooves that Tony first helped invent back in the 70s – but as with some of his other recent records, there's also a strong willingness to play with tradition, too – mixing in unusual sounds and patterns that really keep things interesting, and which show why Allen's probably been the best ambassador of Afrobeat styles in the 21st Century! Vocals are by Allen and a few other singers over the course of the set – and the band's a super-tight combo with some especially great keyboards from Claude Dibongue. Titles include "Secret Agent", "Ijo", "Switch", "Celebrate", "Ayenlo", "Pariwo", "Nina Lowo", "Atuwaba", and "Alutere". CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Tony AllenSource ... LP
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 64.99
One of the coolest records in years from the legendary Tony Allen – and that's saying a lot, given that his legacy includes famous work as a drummer with Fela Kuti, and a much more recent run of very experimental recordings! This set has Tony soaring out on Blue Note – and working with more of the jazz currents you'd expect from the label – while still, in the Allen legacy, really going for something fresh and unique – as spontaneously creative as it is outright funky! There's definitely some Afro Funk rhythms on the album, but there's also a fuller brace of horns, dedicated to painting sound in rich colors and tones – alongside riffing guitar, organ and keyboard lines, and Tony's own mighty drums – which keep things moving in a straight ahead way, while also filling in the rhythms with wonderfully complicated bits too. The album's as rich and beautiful as you might hope – with titles that include "Cool Cats", "On Fire", "Wolf Eats Wolf", "Life Is Beautiful", "Ewajo", "Moody Boy", "Bad Roads", and "Woro Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ann-MargretAnn Margret – The Definitive Collection ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99 22.99
A fantastic collection of work from those years when singer Ann-Margret first popped up on the American market – young, fresh, and sexy – and willing to do whatever it took to make her music stand out from the pack! Ann-Margret's got a vocal range that's maybe deeper than most of her contemporaries – a lusty growl that makes you feel like she's singing from way down in her toes – with odd bluesy currents mixed with jazzier backings – all in a mode that has really blows away the sultry tones of previous singers like Peggy Lee or Julie London. This 30 track package is a very well-chosen array of tunes from the early RCA years – and includes lots of solo numbers, plus work with Elvis Presley and Al Hirt – on titles that include "Man's Favorite Sport", "Next Time", "Madrid/The Pleasure Seekers", "Mack The Knife", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Lady Loves Me", "You're The Boss", "Mr Wonderful", "That Old Black Magic", "Everything Makes Music When You're In Love", "Let Me Entertain You", "Take All The Kisses", "Something To Think About", and "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". CD

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Australian Jazz QuartetAustralian Jazz Quartet ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good ... $6.99
A very cool quartet with a very unusual sound – one that mixes up reeds, piano, and vibes with a very fresh approach – one that's partly west coast cool, and partly east coast modern! Key players in the group include Bryce Rhode on piano and Errol Buddle on bassoon – both musicians who'd make bigger waves in the 60s back home in Australian – and the set also features excellent vibes by John (Jack) Brokensha, who'd stay on these shores and make some groovy records for the US, and Dick Healy on flute. The group's joined by Jimmy Gannon on bass and Nick Stabulas on drums – and titles include "Saxophone Pads", "Tune For Jaimey", "Spring Is Here", "Nostalgia", and "Thou Swell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging.)

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Teodross AveryHarlem Stories – The Music Of Thelonious Monk ... CD
WJ3, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
It's not unusual for a saxophonist to serve up a record of music by Thelonious Monk – but the approach here from Teodross Avery is nicely different, in part because his natural sense of warmth really transforms the music and makes it his own! Avery blows both tenor and soprano sax – and while some tunes evoke an older reed relationship to Monk, most of the tracks have these fresh arrangements that are very much in the spirit of Teodross' own compositions – nicely fluid, with maybe some of Monk's angles dampened a bit and delivered by two different groups – one with Anthony Wonsey on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, and Willie Jones III on drums – the other with DD Jackson on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, and Marvin Bugalu Smith on drums. Titles include "In Walked Bud"," Trinkle Trinkle", "Boo Boo's Birthday", "Evidence", "Teo", "Monk's Dream", and "Ugly Beauty". CD

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Chet BakerChet Baker Big Band ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Excellent work – and believe it or not, a great big band album led by Chet Baker! Although Chet's mostly best known for his work in small groups, he's really shining here as the leader of a large ensemble that includes a mix of "cool" west coast players on horns – Bud Shank, Bill Perkins, Conte Candoli, and others – plus more hard bop-oriented players on rhythm – Lawrence Marable, Jimmy Bond, and the great Bobby Timmons – making a surprise appearance on piano! The combination makes for a real monster of an album – crackling with energy all the way through, and featuring some of Baker's hardest solos on wax! Tracks include "A Foggy Day", "Mythe", "Phil's Blues", and "Tenderly". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish Fresh Sound pressing. Cover has edge wear and an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Eddie Barclay & OthersArrangeur, Interprete, Et Producteur 1946 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99 29.99
A huge tribute to a giant force in French music at midcentury – bandleader, arranger, and producer Eddie Barclay – a man who recorded plenty of records on his own, then went on to launch the Barclay label to showcase a generation worth of fresh French talent! The first two CDs provide an overdue look at Barclay's skills as a leader – with 48 instrumentals that move between jazz and larger instrumental modes – a bit like some of the Mercury Records work of the late 50s, especially when Barclay hits some groovier styles. CD3 focuses on his work on behalf of other artists – and the 24 tracks are almost a who's who of a whole generation of French artists – with work from Henri Salvador, Django Reinhardt, Eddie Constantine, Pierre Perret, Dalida, Jean-Paul Vignon, Vince Taylor, Leo Ferre, Dalida, Danyel Gerard, Charles Aznavour, and others! As with all of the sets on this great label, the package is very comprehensive – and comes with detailed notes in both French and English. CD

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Laurent Bardianne & Tigre D'Eau DouceLove Is Everywhere ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
A fresh set of contemporary soul jazz from French tenorist Laurent Bardianne – a jazz musician, but one with a tie to other stylistic communities – which you can hear in the record from the very first note! The quintet has a familiar lineup that includes Hammond B3, bass, drums, and percussion – the last from Roger Raspail – but the sound is often very different than the standard grooves you'd expect from such a setting, partly because the presence of Raspail does a nice job of complicating things in the rhythm department, as does the presence of a bassist next to any basslines that might be produced by the organ! Bardianne gets plenty of space to solo out front – often in a way that really matches the changed-up rhythms – and titles include "Kinshasa", "Cabane", "Song Dong Hee", "Apaches", "Insolente", "Everlasting Child", and "Love Is Everywhere" – plus the track "Star 5", which features a guest vocal appearance from Anthony Joseph. CD

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✨✧ Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 3 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Hazy beatcraft steeped in Indian soundtrack style funk, strings and percussion from the indefatigable Madlib – Volume 3 in the increasingly adventurous and conceptual outings of the Beat Konducta! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India and/or otherwise East – but the way in which the beats bluntly thump is quintessential Madlib – you know it and love it from the first beat! 'Lib really breathes fresh life into this approach – going miles deeper than anyone out there doing the Bollywood-hip hop hybrid – coming up with a sound all his own. Masterful! "Onthanewthing", "Indian Deli", "Rumble", "Dancing Girls Theme", "Piano Garden", "Dark Alley Incidental Music", "Early Party", "Fifth Chant", "The Rip Off (Scene 3)", and "Sitar Ride". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gordon BeckHalf A Sixpence ... LP
Major Minor (UK), 1968. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A killer set from British pianist Gordon Beck – songs from a stage play, but served up with that soulful vibe and really fresh sense of arrangement that always made Beck one of the hippest of his scene in the 60s! Jackie Dougan turns in lots of cool percussion touches, and Kenny Baldock is in the group on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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Ilia Belorukov & Gabriel FerrandiniDisquiet ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
Duets here between drums and alto sax – the former by Gabriel Ferrandini, the latter by Ilia Belorukov – both handled in ways that really open up both of the instruments into very fresh territory! Ferrandini is free, but often seems to hit melodic elements as much as rhythmic ones – and things are sometimes vice versa for Belorukov – whose sense of improvisation with the drums is really magical, and very different than most other duets of this nature that we can think of. Titles include "The Big Passages", "Fragmented Matter", "Two Notes", "Without Facts", and "Fictions Of An Interlude". CD

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Lakecia BenjaminPursuance – The Coltranes ... CD
Ropeadope, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
The music of the Coltranes – both John and Alice – taken into wonderful directions by saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin – a younger player who clearly feels the influence of the Great One in a very deep way, but isn't about to just offer up a straight copy of the family spiritual legacy! Part of the difference lies in the fact that Lakecia plays alto, not tenor or soprano – but there's also this energy here that's really fresh, too – maybe a more compact take on the ideas of the songs, but also strongly collaborative too – as the record features contributions from so many other great artists – Gary Bartz and Steve Wilson on alto, Meshell Ndegeocello and Reggie Workman on bass, Marc Cary on piano, Brandee Younger on harp, and Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals. The lineup changes nicely throughout the album, and there's many flavors of reflection in this Coltrane rainbow – on titles that include "Turiya & Ramakrishna", "Om Shanti", "Alabama", "Acknowledgement", "Liberia", "Central Park West", "Sprial", "Syeeda's Song Flute", and "Pursuance". CD

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Chuck BerryOne Dozen Berrys/Juke Box Hits ... CD
BGO (UK), 1958/1960. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two classic Chess albums from Chuck Berry – issued here on a single CD! First up is One Dozen Berrys – the fresh fruits of the labors of a young Chuck Berry – heard here at his raw, early best! The sound here is stunning – a version of Chuck that gets way past any oldies cliches – and which reminds us that at the start, his music was coming from the same Chess Records fount as Bo Diddley's riffing guitar and Muddy Waters' Chicago blues! The tunes all work together perfectly – and the familiar numbers fit in perfectly with overlooked gems that really make the album great – especially when Chuck's guitar is really given a chance to step out and solo. Titles include "La Juanda", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "It Don't Take But A Few Minutes", "Rock & Roll Music", and "Low Feeling". Juke Box Hits is way more than a "hits" album – as it's filled with some great obscure material that always gets eclipsed by Chuck's big hits. Despite the idea that these would be "new jukebox hits", the material has an approach that was probably a bit too hard for radio, but that's ok with us! Titles include "13 Question Method", "Don't You Lie To Me", "The Way It Was Before", "Away From You", "I'm Talking About You", and "Stop & Listen". CD

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Gyedu Blay AmbolleySekunde ... CD
Hippo (Netherlands), 2012. Used ... $11.99
A great new album from this 70s Afro Funk legend – work that shows that Gydeu Blay Ambolley hasn't lost a bit of his groove over the years! There's a really great approach to the album that keeps things fresh – a sound that's lean and stripped-down, and not overproduced at all – creating a vibe that almost makes you think the record came from some Ghanian studio in the 70s! Gyedu Blay handles lead vocals and tenor, and the set features loads of tight percussion that bubbles along beautifully in an Afro Funk groove – plus tight horns on the top, and a bit of fuzzy guitar to give things a nice edge. Lyrics are nice and sharp, and titles include "Afrika Yie", "Game", "Bad Bad Boy", "Blakk Man Dey Suffer", "E Dey Walk For Ground", "Viktims", and "O Maame O Papa". CD
(Out of print.)

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BlundettoWarm My Soul ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2012. Used ... $7.99
Blundetto's groove is even nicer than before – honed through work on singles and remix efforts – and turned towards a rich array of global roots that really deepen the sound of this album! There's as much 70s African and Jamaican influence going on here as there is a spiritual jazz side – both filtered through 21st Century modes that rework the primal elements, and come up with a fresh new groove – yet one that's always respectful to the originators! Guests on the set include the Akale Horns, Shawn Lee, Tommy Guerrero, and Jahdan Blackkamoore – and titles include "Hercules", "Rocroy", "It's All About", "Walk Away Now", "Treat Me Like That", and "I'll Be Home Later". CD

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Victor Assis BrasilEsperanto/Victor Assis Brasil Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A fantastic double-length set – two full albums of music, essential for any fan of Brazilian jazz – or even jazz in general! First up is Esperanto – an incredible album from one of Brazil's greatest reed players of the 70s – the mighty Victor Assis Brasil – a free-thinking spirit who really took Brazilian jazz in bold new directions at the time! The record shows Victor absorbing a lot of post-Coltrane influences, and blending them with a tight approach to rhythm – laid down here by Dom Salvador on piano (and organ), Edison Lobo on bass, and Edson Machando on drums. The group is completed by Helio Delmiro on guitar, and Claudio Roditi plays trumpet on one track – but the real highlight is the amazing reed work by Brasil, which is filled with soul and warmth, plus a deep sense of exploration. The whole session was put together by Roberto Quartin in 1970 – and it's still extremely fresh today. Titles include "Children", "Gingerbread Boy", "Senegal", and "Marilia". Next is Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim – a fantastic album from this legendary Brazilian saxophonist – and one that's way different than the usual instrumental reading of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim! The setting is less of a bossa-inspired one than a post-Coltrane mode – as Victor Assis Brasil blows alto sax, and a bit of soprano – on long, stretched out versions of Jobim compositions – often given a bit of modal energy, thanks to the group's strong piano and organ performances by Dom Salvador. The rest of the players are all great, too – Helio Delmiro on guitar, Edson Lobo on bass, and Edison Machado on drums – all players who grew up in the bossa jazz years of the 60s, but who here are set free to explore new territory by producer Roberto Quartin. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Bonita", "Wave", "So Tinha De Ser Come Voce", and "Dindi". CD also features two bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Ao Amigo Quartin" and "Marilla". CD

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Brazilian Love AffairVoce E Eu – Joao Gilberto Revisited By Brazilian Love Affair Project ... CD
Fonte (Italy), 2013. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet set of contemporary bossa gems – all older numbers made famous by Joao Gilberto in his early days – spun out with a very fresh finish here by the Brazilian Love Affair combo! The group work in a mostly live jazz mode, with just a bit of programming on the rhythms – and the album's especially heavy on Fender Rhodes, which updates an older bossa sound nicely – amidst older-styled instrumentation on acoustic guitar, Hammond, trombone, and flute. The vocals are great – with the same raspy charm of Joao's early recordings – that very human, very honest quality that made his singing so different from other vocalists of his generation – and titles include "Rosa Morena", "Desafinado", "Voce E Eu", "O Barquinho", "Saudade Fez Um Samba", "Ho Ba La La", and "Chega De Saudade". CD
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Roland BrivalWaka ... CD
Isma'a (France), 2003. Used ... $9.99
New diaspora soul from Roland Brival – a wonderful recording that's every bit as great as his classic Creole Gypsy set! Roland's working here in a hotbed of cross-cultural talents – blending together African, Caribbean, and jazz-based rhythms with a style that's extremely unique. A deeply soulful approach holds the whole thing together, and really appeals to our "dusty-honed" ears – yet the album also sparkles with a modern approach that's really fresh, and unlike anything we can think of! Titles include "Si W Mele", "To Be One", "All That You Get", "Sakitayo", "Boloko", and "Samantha Davis". Features some nice work on Fender Rhodes, and sax work by the legendary Steve Potts! CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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Till BronnerRio (deluxe edition with book & DVD) ... CD
Verve (Germany), 2008. Used 2 Discs ... $16.99
The deepest album we've heard in years from Till Bronner – a beautiful collection of Brazilian-tinged tunes, performed with a host of wonderful guest stars! Bronner plays his usual trumpet, and also sings a bit too – in that warmly raspy voice that we first grew to love during his Chet Baker tribute. But almost even better are the guests – who include Milton Nascimento, Vanessa De Mata, Aimee Mann, Sergio Mendes, Luciana Souza, Melody Gardot, and our own Kurt Elling – all of whom really bring a lot of depth to the record with their contributions. There's still a warmly soulful feel to the set, as you'd hear on other Bronner albums – but the additional Brazilian touches really make the whole thing sound fresh and wonderful – an unexpected treat from an artist we always like to keep our ear on. Titles include "O Que Sera", "Evening", "Ela E Carioca", "Ligia", "Cafe Com Pao", "A Ra", "Bonita", "Sim Ou Nao", "Aquelas Coisas Todas", and "Misterios". CD
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John Benson BrooksAvant Slant (One plus 1 + II?) ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A wild one! The set features a strange collage of sounds, songs, effects, and a slight bit of jazz – composed by John Benson Brooks, who'd done some earlier modernist work for Riverside in the early 60s, but who here is working in a mode that's sort of to jazz what structural film of the late 60s was to cinema. Milt Gabler put together a lot of the tracks – drawing from a rich catalog of blues, pop, folk, and rock songs – and overall, the album is more of a "happening" than anything else. A bit hippy dippy – like some of those early structuralist films – but in a way that like those films, still stays quite fresh over the years! LP, Vinyl record album
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Peter BrotzmannChicago Octet/Tentet (3CD set) ... CD
Okka Disk, 1998. New Copy 3CD ... $42.99 48.99
One of the greatest releases ever from the Okka Disk label – a legendary set that stands as a great testament to the global improvising scene that exploded in Chicago during the 90s! Back in the early years of FMP, nobody would have thought to use the name "Peter Brotzmann" and "Chicago" in the same context – but by the time of these recordings, the legendary reedman had been spending quite a bit of time in the Windy City – working strongly alongside that decade's fresh generation of improvisers, at a level that also helped Brotzmann discover new energy in his music too! The lineup here is great – both octet and tentet groups that operate in an improvising orchestra tradition – with players that include Ken Vandermark on tenor and bass clarinet, Mars Williams on tenor and alto, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Mats Gustafsson on baritone and fluteophone, Joe McPhee on pocket cornet and valve trombone, Fred Lonberg Holm on cello, Kent Kessler on bass, Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion, and Brotzmann himself on tenor, clarinet, and tarogato. The set features three different live recordings, and one long studio set recorded over two days – a fantastic collection of music. Titles include "Burning Spirit (For Kazuka Shiraishi)", "Other Brothers", "Old Bottles No Wine, "Aziz", "Foolish Infinity", "Immediate Music", "Makapoor", "Foolish Infinity", "Other Brothers" and "Divide By Zero". CD
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing.)

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Alex BrownIn Search Of Love ... CD
Sundi, 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
A beautiful bit of female soul from the 70s – the only album we've ever seen from west coast singer Alex Brown – and a sublime little set all the way through! Monk Higgins is at the helm arranging and producing, and a good number of the tracks here were co-written by Monk and Alex – with a sweetly loping groove that's much more Chicago soul than you might guess from the west coast address of the record – nicely sophisticated, but also with a style that still knows how to groove! The whole album's a real treasure – very fresh and original, and a little bit funky at times too – almost with a Ruby Andrews vibe. Titles include "You Move Me", "Please Don't Leave Me", "I'll Still Be There", "I'm Not Responsible", "Baby You're Right", "Turn Around Look At Me", and "The China Doll". CD

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Peabo BrysonDon't Play With Fire ... CD
Capitol/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $11.99
Tremendous work from Peabo Bryson – and a record that really has him coming on strong, and staying long! Bryson's vocals are sublime – rooted in gospel depth, but turned towards some warmer secular modes – all wrapped up in a style that's tight, but never slick – perfect production by Peabo himself, with a care and sensitivity that's quite different than some of his later, clunkier work. Bryson is still a mighty fresh talent at this point in his career – glowing with an inner light that really shines through – on tracks that include "Go For It", "We Don't Have To Talk", "Turn It On", "Words", "Let Me Be The One You Need", "Give Me Your Love", and "Don't Play With Fire". CD

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Budos BandLong In The Tooth ... CD
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Budos Band may be long in the tooth – 15 years since their first record (!) – but they still sound pretty darn funky and fresh to our ears, and maybe even return here to some of the rawer modes of their first few records! The approach is simple, but fantastic – heavy drums on the bottom and exotic horns on the top – almost as if a hip hop DJ discovered all the best funky tracks from the Ethiopiques series back in the mid 90s, then set about to create a unique brand of instrumentals – all colored with sweet keyboard lines and other great touches! Titles include "Sixth Hammer", "Dusterado", "Silver Stallion", "The Wrangler", "Gun Metal Grey", "Budonian Knight", "Mierda De Toro", and "Snake Hawk". CD

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Butcher Brown#KingButch ... CD
Concord, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastically jamming genius from Butcher Brown – a contemporary funk combo, but one with a sound that owes nothing to anyone else! These guys aren't retro, or any kind of jamband offshoot – and instead, they rework vintage instrumentation with a very fresh feel of their own – a groove that's been well-nurtured on previous releases, and which really explodes here – heavy with Fender Rhodes, bass, guitar, and drums – and getting occasional vocals touches from Tennishu, who also blows trumpet and tenor! There's maybe a bit more vocals than before, but they're right on the money, and perfect for the sound – on cuts that include "1992", "Broad Rock", "Cabbage", "#KingButch", "Gum In My Mouth", "Hopscotch", "Tidal Wave", "For The City", "IDK", and "Love Lock". CD

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Butti 49Habit ... CD
Exceptional (UK), 2005. Used ... $3.99
One of the nicest NuJazz sets we've heard in a long time – one that's fresh, without being gimmicky, and soulful, without sounding cliched! Butti 49 work in an array of influences from all points global – but they somehow manage to percolate an incredibly diverse amount of materials into a sound that's very unified and straight ahead – soaring along on a groove that's more universal and timeless than just a bunch of broken beats – and hitting nicely on all burners, and throwing some occasional vocals into the mix as well. Titles include "Kongo Mongo", "Action", "Boogaloo", "Alan Accelerates", "Incurable", "Sun Vs Moon", "Flying", and "Habit". 11 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdFree Form ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album for Donald Byrd – one that marks a key departure in his sound! Donald's really opening up on this one – picking up more of the soulful and the spiritual side of jazz, and moving from the hardbop and modern jazz of his late 50s years – no surprise, since he's surrounded by an incredibly hip group – with Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. The tracks are longish and lyrical, with wonderfully-crafted solos, and some fresh writing from both Hancock and Byrd that really mark the album as one of the most inventive Blue Notes of the time! Titles include a great instrumental version of "Pentacostal Feelin", plus the cuts "Nai Nai", "Night Flower", and "French Spice" – all of which were written by Byrd. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black b label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, a small name in pen on front, and small splits in the spine.)

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Capital PunishmentThis Is Capital Punishment EP ... LP
Captured Tracks, 2018. Sealed ... $5.99
Fresh off the Captured Tracks reissue of the rare Roadkill LP by late 70s early 80s NY art punks Capital Punishment – featuring then student, now legendary TV and film comedy writer/actor/director Ben Stiller – the group got back together to record this all new 5 track EP/mini LP for the label! Includes "Confusion", "Drumming Out Time Inside Me", "Hot Love", "Grey And Illuminate" and "Shannon Rose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing.)

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Carioca & DevasMisterios Da Amazonia ... CD
Atonal Producoes/Altercat (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A Brazilian album from the start of the 80s, but one recorded in an all-acoustic mode that makes the whole thing tremendously timeless over the years! Ronaldo L Freitas is the guitarist pictured on the front – and he provides these amazing guitar lines that have all the deftness of the best bossa or flamenco jazz performers, but in a very different mode – as they're mixed with rootsy percussion, bits of flute, and recorded with a nicely fresh production style that has the whole thing kind of bubbling and brewing in a really organic way! The whole thing's a fantastic meeting of Brazilian roots and post-bossa modernism – and the vocals are often wordless, and used as a further instrument next to the guitar and percussion. Tremendous throughout – with titles that include the side-long title track – "Misterios Da Amazonia" – plus "Canto Dos Pescadores", "Amanhecendo", and "Manha Oriental". CD

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✨✧ ChangeEverything & More – The Complete Collection 1980 to 2019 (Glow Of Love/Miracles/Sharing Your Love/This Is Your Time/Change Of Heart/Turn On Your Radio/Love 4 Love) (7CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1980s. New Copy 7CD ... $58.99
A huge batch of work from Change – all the group's classic albums from the 80s, plus some great work from later years too – all with bonus tracks added to most of the records! First up is Glow Of Love – the classic debut from Change – and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down approach to disco modes, with the same focus on the basslines that you'd find in work by Chic – but a style that's almost even more instrumentally focused overall, given the great range of studio players who worked on the set. Yet there's also some key vocal moments, too – work by Luther Vandross that really helps make some of the best tracks sparkle, and which went onto catapult Vandross into a rich solo career on his own. Next is Miracles – a brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s dancefloors – with loads of numbers that step along in a really groovy mode – one quite far from the cliches of disco, and inflected by loads of jazzy elements that keep things fresh over the years! Vocals are by James Robinson – previously with Lonnie Liston Smith – Diva Gray, and Jocelyn Shaw. Sharing Your Love is sweet modern soul from this great group – one of the brightest points in major label soul during the early 80s! Change, ironically, is a group that went through a number of line-up changes, even in their prime – with the tight, clubby, yet genuinely soulful production a constant. This record is made all the better for the beautifully soulful dual lead vocals of James Robinson and Deborah Cooper. The tracks have deeply layered live instrumentation – keyboards, guitar, percussion, horns and strings – blended seamlessly with early 80s production touches. This Is Your Love is an overlooked set from Change – a record that possibly wasn't as hit-worthy as some of their previous efforts – yet one that still had the group very much at the top of their game! By this point, Change had really evolved past being just a studio project, into a rock-solid soul group with a definite ear for a groove – particularly the tight, lean sort of rhythms that percolated in the post-Chic era – making a perfect fit for the slightly jazzy production of the record. Bassbits and beats drive most of the rhythms, but there's still a nice degree of warmth – and vocals are handled by Deborah Cooper, James Robinson, Rick Brennan, and Timmy Allen – who each seem to get their moment in the spotlight, furthering the well-rounded sound of the record. Next is Change Of Heart – a game-changing album from Change – a real breakthrough for the early 80s international soul combo! Change Of Heart has some great production by Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis – and on top of that, it's perhaps the best set of songs the group had recorded to to date. Jam/Lewis wrote half the tunes and produced most of the album, which is front-loaded with some of the best of them. Turn On Your Radio is not nearly as well-known as their first few hits, but still in that all-solid approach to the groove that was the Change trademark during the early 80s! The sound is a bit more stripped down than before – tight beats and keyboards, mostly in a mellow to midtempo mode – all topped with vocals from male and female members of the group! Change still have a great way with a hook here – an approach to soul that's tight and professional, yet not nearly as cloying as some of the chart-climbing acts of their generation. And as before, the keyboards are almost as great as the vocals – with slight jazzy inflections that warm up the tunes nicely! Last up is Love 4 Love – a 2018 comeback for Change – still sounding great all these many years later, but in a slightly different way! The balance between all elements here is fantastic – as the music has all the best parts of the group's earlier music, but also updates the sound a bit – in the way that a combo like Incognito or Brand New Heavies were updating older soul music back in the 90s, by grabbing all the strongest parts of the past, and fusing them into a fresh lean groove. The songs are upbeat, positive, and full of the kind of catchy hooks that Change always did so well! Box set features 78 tracks in all – with bonus tracks added to most albums! CD

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ChangeMiracles ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1981. Used ... $19.99
A brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s dancefloors – with loads of numbers that step along in a really groovy mode – one quite far from the cliches of disco, and inflected by loads of jazzy elements that keep things fresh over the years! Vocals are by James Robinson – previously with Lonnie Liston Smith – Diva Gray, and Jocelyn Shaw – and titles include "On Top", "Paradise", "Hold Tight", "Your Move", "Stop For Love", and "Heaven Of My Life". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Chene NoirOrphee 2000 ... LP
Chene Noir/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1976. New Copy ... $24.99
A spiritual set from 70s France – but one that has a very different origin than most! Chene Noir come from a theatrical background, and do a wonderful job of mixing up elements – that free-spirited sense of genre-stepping that took place on the French scene after the initial inspirations of visiting American avant players in the late 60s – given a fresh sense of expression in the Saravah generation, in modes that were often overlooked at the time by the rest of the world! The music here is definitely jazz, but brings in some sense of performance too – spoken passages, some vocals – served up in a mix of saxes, vibes, organ, Fender Rhodes, and percussion – the sort of work that someone like Pierre Barouh would have liked to capture in the studio. Titles include "Le Viel Orphee", "Musique De La Nuit", "Musique Du Vieux", "La Route De La Mer", "La Chute", "La Musique D'Orphee", and "Chemin D'Ou L'On Ne Revient Pas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ed CherrySoul Tree ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A killer guitar and Hammond session with a really sublime sort of sound – a groove that's wonderfully free of cliche – and which has an open, spacious quality that few artists can match! Given the instrumentation, the album's steeped in tradition, but never tries to just rehash an older Prestige Records vibe – and instead guitarist Ed Cherry and organist Kyle Koehler find a way of soaring out in their own spirits – opening up strongly in a bass-less trio that only features the drums of Anwar Marshall to keep things snapping along. The pairing is perfect – on the level of Grant Green with Larry Young, or Pat Martino with Don Patterson – yet very much with its own spirit, too. Cherry's arrangements are great, too – providing very fresh takes on familiar tunes, alongside his own compositions. Titles include "Central Park West", "A New Blue", "Rachel's Step", "Ode To Angela", "Little Sunflower", "Little Girl Big Girl", and "Peace". CD

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ChinaSimulacro ... CD
Candeeiro (Brazil), 2007. Used ... $6.99
'Dark-edged Brazilian pop from China – but work that still has a nice sense of warmth overall! There's a balance here that takes some of the sharper guitars and rhythms of early 80s postpunk, and wraps them around some of the hipper MPB modes of the post-Tropicalia years – all fused together with the evocative vocals of China, which are often presented with a slight bit of processing. The mix of styles is hard to pin down accurately – especially as it changes somewhat from track to track – but there's a really unique, personal feel to the set – a vision as fresh as sounds coming from Lenine, Arnaldo Antunes, and other progressive Brazilian artists of a decade before. Titles include "Cancer", "Sem Paz", "Asas Nos Pes", "Jardim De Inverno", "Um Dia Lindo De Morrer", "Pastiche", and "Durmo Acordo". CD

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Michael CochraneElements ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A really soulful groover from the glory days of the Soul Note scene – a killer set that crackles with the kind of energy of some of the best 70s sides on Muse, like work by Woody Shaw or Kenny Barron. Pianist Michael Cochrane leads a hip quintet with Tom Harrell on trumpet and Bob Malach on tenor and flute – and the tracks skip along with a nice modal groove and a good bit of swinging soul, stepping around with lots of energy, yielding more than a few great jazz dance numbers in the set! All tracks are fresh originals by Cochrane, and titles include "Bossa For Quintet", "Reunion", "Waltz No 1", and "Proof Of the Pudding". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a PSI sticker.)

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Freddy ColeCole Nobody Knows ... LP
First Shot/Sonorama (Germany), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 27.98
Freddy Cole is Nat King Cole's brother – hence The Cole That Nobody Knows – but although Freddy may not have hit the heights as Nat, he's had a wonderfully rich career that's lasted for decades – and yielded some real gems like this in the process! The album's one of Freddy's greatest – a swinging, soulful, and yet wonderfully understated little session – one that makes some real magic from just a bit of piano, bass, and drums alongside Freddy's vocals – giving some of these tunes a really great groove that's perfect for Cole's easygoing style! The tunes are quite fresh – hardly the sort you'd find on similar, sleepier albums of this type – and Cole's definitely got an ear out to the hipper side of early 70s jazz vocals, especially on some of the tunes that use electric piano instead of acoustic. Titles include "Moving On/A Place In The Sun", "Brother Where Are You", "Correct Me If I'm Wrong", "Miss Otis Regrets", "Wild Is Love", "He'll Have To Go", and "I Keep Going Back To Joe's/Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy CollettePolyhedric ... LP
Jolly (Italy), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A rare European date from reedman Buddy Collette – and arguably one of his hippest albums ever! The set was recorded in Milan in 1961, and features a great lineup not only of Italian players, but which also includes the legendary Dusko Goykovich on trumpet – bringing in a nicely harder sound next to Buddy's work on flute and alto sax! Tracks have a well-arranged feel – the tighter structures of the Italian jazz scene of the time, but with sharper edges than Buddy's 50s work in LA – and given that Collette wrote nearly every number on the set, the album's a great discovery of his deep talents as a writer. In addition to Goykovich on trumpet, other musicians include Renato Sellani on piano, Dino Piana on trombone, Jimmy Pratt on drums, Gianni Basso on tenor, and Franco Cerri on guitar – and Armshed Shobey plays a bit of bongos on a few tracks, adding in a nicely exotic feel. Titles include "Skater For Mater", "Blues", "A Taste Of Fresh Air", "Pickford Street", "Paddy", and "Blues For Nicola". LP, Vinyl record album

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ColoursColours ... CD
Dot/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968. New Copy ... $4.99
One of the best American psyche albums we've heard from the late 60s – a near-perfect record that's head and shoulders above the rough experimentation of most other groups from the period! Colours spell their name with a definite British twist, and there's clearly a Beatles influence going on here – a sound that's almost pre-Sgt Peppers, but which has wonderfully complicated time changes, vocal parts, and production techniques that must have cost a pretty penny to such a little-known group! Horns and strings are arranged by Dave Roberts, and handled with a sensitivity that almost matches The Zombies' best at times – and the tunes themselves are a fresh variety of odd themes, including one number about robbing a liquor store. Titles include "Brother Lou's Love Colony", "Bad Day At Black Rock Baby", "Love Heals", "Rather Be Me", "I'm Leaving", "Cataleptic", "Don't You Realize", and "Lovin". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneBlue World (Le Chat Dans Le Sac) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
A lost treasure from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – material recorded as the soundtrack for the Canadian film Le Chat Danse Le Sac – which features new recordings of material that Coltrane had done in previous years, but really updated by the fresh version of this group! Although the music was used in the film, which was an art house hit at best, it's never been issued on record before – and in fact, its existence was something of a mystery until not that long ago – quite a surprise, given that the sessions were done at Rudy Van Gelder's studio, and have a quality level that really matches the Impulse Records best by these musicians! The tunes are almost like this amazing bridge between the mid 60s Impulse years and the Coltrane sound at the start of the decade on Atlantic – as the grooves are modal, and most music is more inside than the group was hitting by 1965 – yet still burning with that searching spirit that made them so great. The lineup, of course, features John Coltrane on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – and the whole thing is an instant key addition to the catalog of this tremendous quartet. Titles include two takes on "Naima", three takes on "Village Blues", and the tracks "Like Sonny", "Traneing In", and "Blue World". LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneColtrane's Sound (2 x 45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1960/1966. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the more obscure John Coltrane albums for Atlantic – but a beautiful batch of spiritual numbers that really show him pushing towards the sound of A Love Supreme! The date on the album's 1966, but the material was recorded earlier – in that key turning point year of 1960, when Coltrane really started to let loose with his new ideas – ideas so fresh, in fact, that they might have kept this record from getting released at the time! The group here features piano from McCoy Tyner, drums from Elvin Jones, and bass from Steve Davis – an oft-overlooked talent who did some amazing work with Coltrane during this brief time. The tracks are open, flowing, and filled with imagination – and Coltrane works both on tenor and soprano sax, on titles that include "Liberia", "Equinox", "Satellite", "Central Park West", and a classic reading of "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram 45rpm mastered pressing!)

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Contours & Dennis EdwardsJust A Little Misunderstanding – Rare & Unissued Motown 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
Just when you think you know everything there is to know about Motown, here comes a set to open your ears and blow your mind all over again! The set unearths a huge amount of rare work by The Contours – the rollicking group who gave Motown a sweet album and handful of singles in the 60s, but who also recorded a lot of other work that was never issued at the time – including a sweet array of tracks that feature a young Dennis Edwards as their lead vocalist! Edwards is best known for his work in the Temptations – but these tracks predate that time, when Dennis was brought in to give fresh focus to the ailing Contours – and lent his strong lead vocals to their massively grooving sound. The package features a whopping 26 tracks – 14 issued here for the first time ever, and a lot more pulled from only collections of rare Motown releases – and titles include "Determination", "I'll Turn To Stone", "I Like Everything About You", "Can't Do Without Your Love", "Come See About Me", "I Grow Deeper In Love Every Day", "Our Last Rendezvous", "Which Way To My Baby", "Need Your Lovin", "What's So Good About Goodbye", "Sunny", and "I'm Here Now That You Need Me". CD

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Sam CookeAin't That Good News (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/Abkco, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
Good news galore from the great Sam Cooke – maybe THE album in which he fully shows off his unique contribution to soul music in the 60s – that mix of raw and sweet, easygoing and progressive – a mode that had a huge impact at the time, and went onto become a strong influence for years to come! Key proof of this approach is the landmark track "A Change is Gonna Come" – a slyly righteous track that became a huge Civil Rights anthem and has continued to have social power for many years. And even the more mundane titles have a fresh approach too – like the hit "Another Saturday Night", and a host of other gems that include "Home", "No Second Time", "The Riddle Song", "Good Times", "Meet Me At Mary's Place", and "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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