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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceGirls Ain't Nothing But Trouble (radio, inst, def mix, def beat) ... 12-inch
Word, 1986. Very Good ... $13.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceSummertime (single edit, extended club mix, Jazzy Jeff mix, extended bass mix, street reclub mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1991. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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4-Ever FreshI Got A Good Thang(voc,acapella,dub)/ Urban Sound Surgeon(voc,acapella,inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1988. Near Mint- Promo ... $1.99
Production using Meters and James Brown samples. With the loud, almost shouting, style of rapping that was common back then. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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Freddy FreshFreddy Fresh Presents The Rap Records – Revised 2nd Edition ... Book
Freddy Fresh, 2007. New Copy ... $14.99 39.99
If you liked the first volume of this essential book, you'll love this revised edition – because it's almost 3 times bigger, and stuffed with great new features! The book's a lifetime labor of love for Freddy Fresh – an extensive discography that's got to be the most definitive book on early hip hop we've ever seen! The vintage of the titles listed in the book is 1979 to 1994 – and as Freddy says in the preface, there's a few records listed that may fall outside the rap genre or that time span, including some disco and electro numbers – but that's okay by us! The book's got tons of label scans – plus entries listed alphabetically by label and then in order by catalog number – and this exhaustive project reads like your dream want-list for years and years to come. Plus, in addition to the label and record listings, there's appendices with old school flyer scans, top picks from DJs and producers all over the globe, lists of resources for finding records and Freddy's own personal lists for records, including his "5 star" rated records, and songs and singles arranged by topic. An absolute must-have for any die hard fan of hip hop! Revised edition is 3 times bigger than the first one – 740 pages, with over 1500 new photos, and also features an updated section on bootlegs vs originals, New York City record store photos, info on overseas labels, an Ebay auction guide, a comprehensive cross-index, and lots more great bits. Book

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FreshFresh Out Of Borstal ... LP
RCA, 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A pretty rough and rugged set of rock tracks – performed by a trio who were all prisoners at London's legendary Borstal! The title makes you think this might be some sort of Clash-type record, but the date belies the difference – and the overall approach is kind of in the Rolling Stones/Immediate Records mode of the late 60s – soulful at times, and with some added arrangements that include strings and larger orchestrations behind the core rock sound. Titles include "Long Long While", "Borstal", "See You Later", "You Made Me What I Am", "Life Is What You Make It", and "Take What We Want". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small initials in marker, but looks great overall.)

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FreshGet Fresh ... LP
MCA, 1977. Sealed ... $6.99
Titles include "I Didn't Write", "Long Lost Love Affair", "She Was A Lady", "In The Morning", "You", and "Get Fresh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing. Shrinkwrap is lightly worn, with some small tears and a large hole at the top right. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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Fresh Celeste & M-4sersGive It All To Me (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
JR, 1988. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Fresh GordonFresh Commandments/My Fila/Dub Commandments (dub)/Fila Beat (inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Fresh Commandments for 1980's MC's, like "Thou shall not wear fake Gazelles!", over Whodini-style production complete with vo-coder. My Fila is a take-off of My Addidas, featuring The Jaz. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve, with a peeled spot. Label has some price sticker remnants.)

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Maestro Fresh WesCerts Wid Out Da Retsyn (LP, inst, radio, acapella)/I'mn Drinkin' Milk Now (radio) ... 12-inch
LMR, 1993. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHe's The DJ, I'm The Rapper ... LP
Jive/Zomba, 1988. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
One of those rare moments where a mainstream hit goes onto preface years of creative talent to come – even though the whole thing might have seemed like a bit of a one-off at the time! The young Will Smith is fantastic as the Fresh Prince – full of charm, at a level that really upped the game for so many other MCs at the time – especially because both his lyrics and his subject matter weren't maybe the most cutting-edge, but could really come over strong, thanks to the inherent stardom in his presentation! We could well argue that Will on the album introduced the whole idea of a crossover hip hop star – one able to do just about anything – but the whole record would be nothing without the creative skills of Jazzy Jeff – who went the complete opposite way after his pairing with Will – more expressive, more experimental – and even more firmly committed to the underground. Yet it was also that easy bridge between underground and fame that made early hip hop albums like this so great – as Jeff brings forward so many great musical moments on titles that include "Live At Union Square", "DJ On The Wheels", "My Buddy", "Rhythm Trax House Party Style", "He's The DJ I'm The Rapper", "Hip Hop Dancers Theme", "Jazzy's In The House", and "Human Video Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Markey FreshMack Of Rap (ext rmx, single edit, inst, 45 King rmx, 45 King inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a stickered Jive sleeve.)

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CreamCream (aka Fresh Cream + bonus tracks) ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Polydor Standard reissue.)

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Galt MacDermotFresh Hair ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
A pretty groovy set of tracks from the UK production of Hair – featuring musical direction by Derek Wadsworth, and a group that includes Alex Harvey, Frank Ricotti, and other Brit jazz rock figures! The overall format is different than your average Hair album – with some tunes from the original New York version, but other tunes that show up only on this set. Most of the tracks have lyrics, and are done in a very hippie-ish mode – and titles include "Washing The World", "Manchester, England", "Hello There", "Mr Berger", "Oh Great God Of Power", "Exanaplanatooch", "The Rally", and "One Thousand Year Old Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and an owner sticker.)

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Mannheim SteamrollerFresh Aire 4 ... LP
American Gramaphone, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Mannheim SteamrollerFresh Aire 6 ... LP
American Gramaphone, 1986. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Baden PowellFresh Winds ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
Very nice material recorded by Baden Powell in Paris, with backing by Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra. There's a nice organ player in the group, and his solos give the record a cool airy sound, and a nice bottom that's sometimes missing from Baden's other records. Tracks include "Choro Para Metronome", "Deve Ser Amor", "Chanson D'Hiver", "Berimbau", "Bachiana", and "Samba Triste". LP, Vinyl record album
('Audition Copy' stamped inside the gatefold.)

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Baden PowellLove Me With Guitars (aka Fresh Winds) ... LP
Joker (Italy), 1969. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Very nice material recorded by Baden in Paris, with backing by Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra. There's a nice organ player in the group, and his solos give the record a cool airy sound, and a nice bottom that's sometimes missing from Baden's other records. Tracks include "Choro Para Metronome", "Deve Ser Amor", "Chanson D'Hiver", "Berimbau", "Bachiana", and "Samba Triste". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Italian pressing.)

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✨✧ RahzelHow Many Times (album, radio, inst)/Get Fresh (radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Sure Shot/AV8, 2003. Sealed ... $3.99
Nice stuff from the former Roots human beat box, featuring Keith Murray and Lord Tariq on "How Many Times". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed in an AV8 sleeve.)

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Rose RoyceFresh Cut ... CD
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1986. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
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". CD

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ScaffoldFresh Liver ... LP
Island, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pink rim label pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ VariousFresh From Finland – Now's The Time – Best Of Suomi Jazz Vol 4 ... CD
Cadillac (UK), New Copy ... $14.99 About June 17, 2022
... CD

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✨✧ VariousFresh From Finland – Now's The Time – Best Of Suomi Jazz Vol 4 ... LP
Cadillac (UK), New Copy ... $34.99 About June 17, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNu Brazil – Fresh Sounds From Today's Brazil ... CD
Manteca/Union Square (UK), 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Music from Adriana Calcanhotto, Mad Zoo featuring Rosy Aragao, Bebel Gilberto, Suba, DJ Mystical, Mamond, Moacir Santos, Erlon Chaves, Totonho & Oscabra, Fabio Fonseca Trio, Mirton, Jair Oliveira, Max de Castro, Silvera, Zuco 103, Paulinho Da Viola, Os Originais Do Samba, Zeca Baleiro, Forrocacana, Caju E Castanha, Joyce, Jussara, Moreno Veloso + 2, Vitor Ramil, Celso Fonseca, Dudde, Seu Jorge, Lenine, and Elza Soares. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousWhy Is It Fresh: Celluloid – The Electro Years ... CD
Celluloid/Distance, Early 80s. New Copy ... $2.99 11.99
A great collection of early 80s hip hop and electro singles on Celluloid – featuring some of the best tracks from the label, hand-picked by the Micronauts! Titles include "The Roxy" by Phase II, "Crazy Cuts (long version)" by Grandmixer D St, "The Wildstyle (inst)" by Time Zone, "Grand Mixer CIU" by Infinity & Grandmixer D St, "Shango Message (edit/inst)" by Shango, "Une Sale Historie part 2 (male)" by Fab 5 Freddy, "DJ Mixers" by Konk, "Mean Machine" by D St & Jalal, "Escapades Of Futura 2000" by Futura 2000, and "Mega Mix II (Why Is It Fresh)" by D St. CD

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✨✧ Rose RoyceFresh Cut ... CD
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1986. Used ... 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". CD
Also available Fresh Cut ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Bitchin BajasBajas Fresh ... LP
Drag City, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The best, most atmospheric and sweeping effort yet from Bitchin' Bajas – a 2LP, nearly 80 minute set of always engaging avant instrumentals – full off loping electronic, percussive and string textures that are hypnotic all the way. It's like the core trio set out to subvert the expectations of post-millennium experimental or post-rock instrumentals, going for a vibe that's a lot more captivating, and they keep them consistently evolving throughout a really expansive and ever evolving set. The core trio gets some top shelf guest accompaniment in guitarist Masaki Batoh, Jim Becker on organ, Nick Broste on trombone, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet and Nori Tanaka on percussion, and titles include "Jammu Circles On Circles", a cool cover (or maybe adaptation is a better word) of Sun Ra's "Angels & Demons At Play", "Yonaguni", "2303", "Chokayo" and "Be Going". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fam-LayFresh N Drivin' (radio, LP, inst)/Git Busy (radio, LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Star Trak, 2004. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Star Trak sleeve.)

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✨✧ Eddie RussFresh Out! (with download) ... LP
Jazz Masters/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Paulo Alencar/Joao MirellesJazza Nova/Cool Samba (with bonus track) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1962. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Rare bossa jazz from the start of the 60s – two great albums on a single CD! First up is Jazza Nova by Paulo Alencar – an amazing lost bossa jazz session recorded in Brazil, but issued here in the US by Atlantic! Paulo Alencar's group is supposedly filled with "all stars" – and even though they're not actually named, the record's got this fantastic jazzy vibe throughout – very much like some of the new experiments in bossa and samba jazz from some of the bigger names of the time – including the larger combo recordings by the young, pre-Brasil 66 Sergio Mendes! Fast rhythms and jazzy solo work throughout – on titles that include "West Samba", "It's Really Bossa", "Bossa No 2", "Where Was I", "Hello, America", and "Zirigidoom". Next is the album Cool Samba – a very nice album of bossa instrumentals, released in the US under the obscure name of "Joao & His Bossa Kings". Joao is listed on the label as Joao Meirelles – also known as JT Meirelles on his more famous Brazilian recordings – and we wonder if Battle gave him the name of "Joao" to make folks think he was Joao Gilberto, who was selling a lot of records at the time! Whatever the case, though, this is a great album of tight little bossa jazz tracks – served up with small combo instrumentation that includes alto, flute, piano, trumpet, and percussion. Titles include "Nacao Nago", "Solucao", "So Danco Samba", "Samba Toff", "Samba Sem Nome", and "Essa Nega Sem Sandalia". CD features the bonus track "Moeda Quebrada" by Paulo Alencar. CD

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✨✧ Georges ArvanitasSoul Jazz (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1960/1961. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
One of the most hard-hitting albums ever cut by pianist Georges Arvanitas – an early effort that's all soul jazz all the way through! Although Arvanitas is best known as a committed modernist, especially in later years, this sweet early 60s session is a stone cooker in the best mode of Blue Note dates of the time – tight, swinging, and perfectly poised with just the right space for some excellent solos from Francois Jeanneau on tenor, Bernard Vitet on trumpet, and Arvanitas himself on piano – all grooving in a style that would make the Jazz Messengers proud, but also one that's got some key touches of postwar Parisian jazz too. Bass is by Michel Gaudry and drums are by Daniel Humair – and titles include "Oblivion", "This Here", "Poco Loco", "Bouncin With Bud", "Bohemia After Dark", and "Mister X". CD also features great bonus tracks – two from the soundtrack EP for Bride Sur Le Cou – recorded with mostly the same band – with titles that include "Brigitte Strip Blues" and "La Bride Sur Le Cou" – and the similar group on the broadcast tracks "245", "Suite No 1 En Re Bemol", and "Blues En Re Mineur". CD

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Count BasiePlay The Music Of Benny Carter – Kansas City Suite & The Legend ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
A great little set – despite our initial fears! We'll admit that we're the first ones to shy away from anything that says "Kansas City" in the title – as we expect a lot of hoke – but this album's a surprisingly great batch of tunes, original numbers written by Benny Carter in honor of the KC of days past, but arranged and performed by the Basie group in a swinging style that's got the best touches of their Roulette years, plus a bit of Ellingtonish ambition in the horn charts. Titles include "Katy Do", "Miss Missouri", "Jackson County Jubilee", "Sunset Glow", "Meetin Time", and "The Wiggle Walk". Benny Carter himself plays on Legend, the second album in this set – and other players include Frank Foster and Budd Johnson on tenors, Sam Herman on guitar, and Eddie Jones on bass – whose instrument lines up wonderfully with the drums of Sonny Payne to make for some very sweet bottom action on the set. Thad Jones and Snooky Young are on trumpets – and titles include "The Trot", "Easy Money", "Goin On", "The Swizzle", "Who's Blue", "The Legend", and "Turnabout". CD

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Lena Bloch & FeatheryRose Of Lifta ... CD
Fresh Sound, 2021. Used ... $9.99
Lena Bloch on tenor saxophone, Russ Lossing on piano, Cameron Brown on double bass, and Billy Mintz on drums. CD

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Andrew BoudreauNeon ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2022. Used ... $9.99
Andrew Boudreau on piano, Neta Raanan on tenor saxophone, Simon Willson on bass, and Eviatar Slivnik on drums. CD

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Nicholas BrustFrozen In Town ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2020. Used ... $9.99
Nicholas Brust on alto saxophone, Ben Eunson on guitar, Tuomo Uusitalo on piano, Josh Allen on bass, and Jay Sawyer on drums. CD
(Still sealed.)

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Buddy ColletteBuddy Collette – The Complete 1961 Milano Sessions ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1961. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
Reedman Buddy Collette is best known for his west coast work of the 50s – his own albums as leader, his work with Chico Hamilton, and a number of other sessions too – yet his performances here in Italian sessions from the early 60s is completely revelatory – and arguably better than most of his music back home in LA! These dates have an ability to combine players and modes of expression – as Collette continues his multi-reed approach, using flute, alto, and even a bit of clarinet – in the company of some tremendous European players who really bring a lot to the sessions – putting Buddy in the sort of company that's very different than he got in the US! The package features material from the rare albums Buddy Colette In Italy, The Polyhedric, and Soft Touch Of Buddy Collette – plus unreleased tracks from the sessions too – and players include Dusko Goykovich on trumpet Renatto Sallani on piano, Dino Piana on trombone, Gianni Basso on tenor, Giorgio Azzolini on bass, Oscar Valdambrini on trumpet, Franco Cerri on guitar, Jacques Pelzer on flute, Amadeo Tommasi on piano, and Jimmy Pratt on drums – on a total of 38 tracks that include "Miss Helen", "Blues For Nicola", "Slavic Mood", "San Carlo", "Pickford Street", "Paddi", "Soft Touch", "Speak Low", "Lonely Flute", "Santa Monica", and "Jake". CD

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Sonny CrissSonny Criss Quartet Featuring Wynton Kelly (aka Sonny Criss At The Crossroads) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959. Used ... $14.99
A new reissue of this obscure 1959 session recorded by Sonny Criss, one of our favorite alto players of all time! Criss recorded this album in Chicago, as Sonny Criss At The Crossroads, and it's one of the only jazz records ever on the Peacock label, which put out mostly gospel and blues – but it's issued here under a different title and on a different label. The style of the record is more relaxed than his mid 50's bop recordings, which tend to be a bit frenetic sometimes, and Criss solos with a maturity that approaches his classic Prestige recordings of the late 60's. He's joined by Wynton Kelly on piano (originally listed under the fake name of Joe Scott), and the Chicago rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw and Walter Perkins, both fresh from the MJT+3 – and the album's got a great tone, warm solos, and a nice vibe throughout. Tracks include "You Don't Know", "Butts Delight", "Softly", and "Sylvia". CD

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✨✧ Hank De ManoHank De Mano Quartet In Concert (Flyin Flugelhorn/Hank De Mano Quartet In Concert) ... CD
Freeway/Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A pair of rare albums from Hank De Mano – a flugelhorn player from the LA scene of the 60s – one who mostly seemed to work in a live setting! On Flyin Fluegelhorn, Hank De Mano is a great player on the flugelhorn – hardly "flyin" at all, despite the title – and instead a very careful, sensitive soloist who really takes his time with his instrument – and opens things up like a rare few players on that horn! The set's a live one, but has an intimate vibe throughout – nicely long tracks with a quartet that features Irv Rochlin on piano, Joe Richardson on bass, and Jack Lynde on drums – all working with lots of room for DeMano do really stretch out and do his thing! Titles include "Four", "Summertime", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", and "These Foolish Things". Next is the Hank De Mano Quartet Live In Concert – a rare set of live material, recorded in a really stretched-out, open formation that's quite unique for the time! Hank plays flugelhorn throughout the set – blowing in the spacious tones remind us a bit of Art Farmer's handling of the instrument, or of the wonderful work Clark Terry did on the horn when working with Bob Brookmeyer. Like both of those players, Hank's sound here is a wonderful balance of tone and timing – never too rushed, and always taking the time to find the right sort of style and phrasing for each tune. He's working here with a very well-matched group, too – one that features a young Frank Strazzeri on piano, plus Monte Budwig on bass and Nick Martinis on drums. Strazzeri's especially great, and shares a similarly fluid sensibility with De Mano – and titles include long takes on "Summertime", "Delilah", "Long Ago & Far Away", and "Angel Eyes". CD

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Stan GetzGetz In Boston – Live At The Hi-Hat 1953 – Vol 2 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1953. Used ... $11.99
Stan Getz on tenor saxophone, Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Duke Jordan on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Al Levitt on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Robert Glasper TrioMoods (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2003. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 49.99
The first-ever album from pianist Robert Glasper – the start of a huge legacy in jazz, and an album that has him already finding his own voice as a musician! The sound is fantastic throughout – with a core trio that has Glasper able to carve out all those blocky moments that he does so well – almost like you can really hear him breaking down and rebuilding his own soulful conception of jazz – with help from Bob Hurst on bass and Damion Reid on drums – both well-matched players who really help the album sparkle! There's lots of surprises along the way, too – vocals from Bilal on two cuts, and occasional tenor, either from Marcus Strickland or John Ellis – although the sound of the trio is more than enough. Titles include a stunning reworking of "Maiden Voyage" – and the originals "In Passing", "LNK Blues", "Don't Close Your Eyes", "Lil Tipsy", and "Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny GreySonny Grey & His Orchestra In Concert (En Directo plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1967. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Trumpeter Sonny Grey has a brash, bold tone on his instrument here – similar to that of Jamaican contemporary Shake Keane – well-recorded out front of a larger ensemble in a Spanish performance – with these breakout solos that create a real sense of electricity throughout! In addition to Grey's trumpet, the group features work from a host of great players from the French scene where Sonny was making his home in the 60s – a lineup that includes Pierre Brissaud and Roger Guerin on trumpets, Bill Tamper and Jean Orieux on trombones, Raymond Leblond on tenor, and Jean Aldegon on alto – working with arrangements by Ivan Jullien and others. The vibe of the record is very similar to some of Jullien's best of the period – and titles include "Blue Jones", "Little Jazz", "Scotch Squatch", "Cry A Blue Tear", "No Sleep", and a version of "Work Song". CD features six more bonus tracks from a 1968 French live date – with Sonny's trumpet in the lead, trumpet from Ivan Jullien, and alto from Dominique Chanson and Philippe Mate – on titles that include "Antony", "Easy To Love", "Scorpion", "Head Under Legs", and "Tenor Madness". CD

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✨✧ Roger GuerinLe Formidable Roger Guerin – Paris Meetings ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A well-done overview of some of the best recordings by trumpeter Roger Guerin – one of the most important players on his instrument in Paris during the postwar years – and one of the few to regularly interact with important soloists from overseas! This set brings together Guerin in both dates as a leader, and as a key guest with others – pulled from a section of rare 10" and 7" releases, plus a few full album recordings as well – all bundled together here in a package that really lets Roger's trumpet talents shine! There's a huge range of material here – and the set begins with a few tracks from a session with James Moody on alto in 1961, a few more from a date with guitarist Jimmy Raney in 1954 – then moves into a quartet date with Martial Solal in 1956 and one with pianist Christian Chevailier during that same year. The set has four great tracks with a 1958 date co-led with the great Benny Golson on tenor, with Bobby Timmons on piano in the group – then ends with one track with Michel Hausser on vibes and Martial Solal on piano. The book includes detailed notes on all the sessions – and titles include "Bootsie", "Vline", "Chet", "Mythe", "Blues March", "I Remember Clifford", "Not Serious", "Ca Turne", "Night & Day", "Deep Purple", and "Sweet Feeling". CD

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Hanson & DavisCome Together (club, radio, dub, acapella, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Fresh, 1987. Sealed (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed, with a cut corner with bump. Shrinkwrap has a hole from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Michel HausserMr Vibes – Michel Hausser Quartet & Octet Sessions 1958 to 1960 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
Michel Hausser was definitely "Mr Vibes" on the French scene of the 50s and 60s – a wonderful player on the instrument whose work on these tracks helped give the vibes as much of a place in European jazz world as the work of Milt Jackson over here in the US! Hauser's got a nicely sharp tone on the instrument – a good ear for the chromes on the vibes, but a quality that also mixes the sharpness of a percussive approach at times too – ringing out loud and proud on a selection of cuts from rare 10" albums, EP releases, and live material too! The scope of tracks here is fantastic – two sessions recorded with Bobby Jaspar on flute, another with Henri Renaud on piano, and another octet recording with Roger Guerin on trumpet, Bob Garcia on tenor, Rene Urteger on piano, and Dominique Chanson on flute and alto – plus live material with Arvanitas and Renaud, and one jam session track with Donald Byrd and Zoot Sims. 38 tracks in all, detailed notes on the sessions, and titles that include "Cliff Cliff", "Blues A San Pauli", "Made In Switzerland", "HEC Blues", "Rue Dauphone", "Blues Pour Le Chat", "Monsieur De", "Moanin", "4R", "Who You", "Phenil Isorpil Amine", and "Up In Hamburg". CD

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Coleman Hawkins & Tommy FlanaganColeman Hawkins & Tommy Flanagan (Swingville/At Ease With Coleman Hawkins/Night Hawk) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1960. Used 2CD ... $11.99
Three great albums released on Prestige's Swingville and Moodsville imprints – each one filled with the kind of mellow genius we love from the Hawk's late years! CD

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✨✧ JC HeardJC Heard/Bill Perkins Quintet – Live At The Lighthouse 1964 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1964. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A never-heard performance from drummer JC Heard – recorded right after he moved to the LA jazz scene, in the kind of a live date that made 60s performances from the Lighthouse even better than recordings at that club during the 50s! The album's a real revelation for work from co-leader Bill Perkins on tenor and baritone – very sharp-edged, and more longform and imaginative than his tighter 50s performances – a bit like the change that Richie Kamuca made during the 60s too, especially on his live recordings. The rest of the group is great too – and a young Frank Strazzeri is great on piano, alongside Jim Hughart on bass – and some key work from the young Joe Pass on guitar. Titles include "Don't Stand Up", "JC's Tune", "Mambo Bop", "Sometime Ago", "Passion Flower", "Blues In Hoss Flat", and "Bob's Blues". CD

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Carmell JonesCarmell Jones Quartet – Previously Unreleased Los Angeles Session ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1960. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A never-issued session from trumpeter Carmell Jones – fresh on the LA scene at the time of this recording, and ready to bring the kind of fresh, soulful energy to the city that made his rare few albums as a leader so great! The date was put together by pianist Forrest Westbrook, who recorded the material in his own studio – and the group's a very unusual one, with a young Gary Peacock on bass and Bill Schwemmer on drums – both players who nicely defer to the piano and trumpet, especially the latter – as Jones is clearly the shining star of the date! All tracks are standards, but there's a freshness to Carmell's performance that's great – on tunes that include "Willow Weep For Me", "If I Love Again", "Baubles Bangles & Beads", "Airegin", and "For Every Man There's A Woman". Plus, CD features four more alternate takes from the sessions! CD

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Just-IceBack To The Old School ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Just-Ice wasn't actually part of the old school – although to some, the 1986 release might seem pretty darn close – but he definitely does a good job here of keeping things nice and clean on his classic debut! Production is from Mantronik, but there's also a harder edge than most of his other work in the studio – maybe thanks in part to edits by the great Chep Nunez, who was responsible for doing some great work on the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series! The sound blasts out of the deck with a very booming 80s sound – and the set also features some human beatboxing from DMX, who often explodes with the quality of a drum machine. Titles include "Back To The Old School", "Gangster of Hip Hop", "Latoya", "Cold Gettin Dumb", "Little Bad Johnny", and "Put That Record Back On." The picture cover is a dope notebook-style graffiti drawing of Just-Ice, DMX, Latoya, and Mantronik – that last of whom is carrying a Roland 909! CD
(On CD for the first time!)

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Just-IceDesolate One ... CD
Fresh, 1989. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
The second post Mantronik set from the frequently slept on 80s rap genius Just-Ice – featuring production by none other than KRS-One – with a few righteous and ruthless tracks that stand up with the best from the earlier classic LPs! The rugged and raw KRS backdrop serves Just-Ice's gruff delivery very well – and if Desolate isn't the masterpiece it could have been, it's quality still eclipses many more popularly heralded albums from the era – and it's finally available after way too many years out of print! "Na Touch Da Just", "Desolate One", "Welfare Recipients", "Hijack" and a surprisingly dope performance by Heavy D on "Ram DanceHall Session." CD

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Just-IceSir Vicious – The Best Of Just Ice ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $7.99 16.98
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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✨✧ Guy LafitteGuy Lafitte – Quartet & Sextet Sessions 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Columbia/Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A treasure trove of rare work from the great Guy Lafitte – a rich-voiced tenor talent from the French scene of the postwar years – every bit as important to their world as Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young were to ours! Lafitte's a player who came up in larger groups – and as such, developed a tone that could really stand out of the pack – a deep, soulful approach to jazz that's even more compelling in the small combo material features in this set – all tracks from rare 10" albums and 7" EP releases that are brought together here for the first time – a much-needed look at Lafitte's years before his more-circulated full albums recorded for RCA in the 60s and 70s. The sound is superb throughout – and other players include George Arvanitas and Raymond Fol on piano, Nat Peck on trombone, Roger Guerin on trumpet, and Dominique Chanson on alto and flute. Bop legend Kenny Hagood sings on three tracks – and titles include "Le Conte", "Corail", "Portrait De Camille", "A Song Was Born", "Queenie", "Tranquillment", "Plucky", "The Mill & The River", "Le Chat Qui Dort", and "Lonesome Lover Blues". CD

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Steve LehmanArtificial Light ... CD
Fresh Sound, 2003. Used ... $12.99
Steve Lehman on alto – with Mark Shim on tenor, Chris Dingman on vibes, Drew Gress on bass, and Eric McPherson on drums. CD

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✨✧ Don MenzaFirst Flight – Complete Recordings ... CD
Catalyst/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 28.99
Wicked work from saxophonist Don Menza – really stretching out here in a massively beautiful 70s session for Catalyst Records! Menza was a heck of a player, but one who mostly kept things pretty close to the chest – yet on this album, he blows with a soulful, flowing tone that's simply impeccable – gently gliding along electric rhythms with a really mellow feel! The album unfolds like the petals of some hip 70s flower – gently opening up from tune to tune, peeling back layer upon layer of soulful sound – as Menza blows on tenor, soprano, and flute – with a group that includes Alan Broadbent on piano and electric keys, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Paulinho and Claudio Slon on percussion. All tracks are original, and titles include "Samba De Rollins", "Magnolia Rose", "Ballad Of The Matador", and "Groove Blues". Features a full bonus CD of alternate tracks from the session – plus the unissued titles "Bones Blues", "Intrigue", and "Spanish Boots". CD

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Nando Michelin TrioDouende ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent, 2006. Used ... $9.99
Features Nando Michelin on piano, Richie Barshay on drums and percussion, and an early appearance by Esperanza Spalding on bass! CD

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✨✧ Lennie NiehausPatterns ... LP
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1989. Near Mint- ... $24.99
With Bill Perkins on tenor, soprano, baritone sax, and bass clarinet, Frank Strazzeri on piano, Tom Warrington on bass, and Joe La Barbera on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roberta Piket TrioSpeak, Memory ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2000. Used ... $8.99
Roberta Piket on piano, Masa Kamaguchi on bass, and Jeff Williams on drums. CD

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Nate RadleyBig Eyes ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Featuring Nate Radley on guitar, Loren Stillman on alto sax, Pete Rende on Fender Rhodes, Matt Pavolka on bass, and Ted Poor on drums. CD

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Buddy RichPlaytime (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fresh Sound, 1960. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
An obscure early 60s date from Buddy Rich – recorded with a very unusual group of musicians! The cover bills the group as Buddy Rich & His Buddies – a hip little combo that features some strong Chicago players, most of whom went onto greater fame, and who make the record an interesting batch of jazz numbers! Mike Mainieri's on vibes, Sam Most is on flute, John Morris is on piano, Wilbur Wynne is on guitar, and Richard Evans is on bass – and Don Goldie plays trumpet solos on a few other tracks – all in tight formation, but with a groove that's a bit different than Buddy's work on Verve a few years before. Titles include the originals "Marbles" and "Playtime" – plus "Lulu's Back In Town", "Will You Still Be Mine", and "Cheek To Cheek". CD

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✨✧ Pete RobbinsDo The Hate Laugh Shimmy ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent, 2007. Used ... $8.99
Features Craig Taborn on Fender Rhodes, Ben Monder on guitar, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby ShewClass Reunion ... CD
Sutra/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
An album that bristles with color right from the very first note – thanks not just to work from Bobby Shew on trumpet and flugelhorn, but also Gordon Brisker on tenor and flute, and Bill Mays on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes! The group is one that cut a few great albums around this time – almost out of time in their approach, as they're neither back to tradition jazz albums, nor inflected with any sort of 70s funk or fusion elements either – just focused, well-done material that features a fair bit of original compositions by group members too! Titles include "Run Away", "Navarro Flats", "Class Reunion", "Kachina", and "She's Gone Again". CD

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✨✧ Bobby Shew & Bill MaysTelepathy ... CD
Jazz Hounds/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1978. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Bobby Shew is one of those players who never fully seems to get his due – a fantastic musician on both the trumpet and the flugelhorn – able to create these really beautiful sounds through thoughtful phrasing and personal conception – all of which comes out perfectly in this early album of duets with pianist Bill Mays! At some level, the record's almost out of time – very different than most trumpet jazz of the 70s – as sensitive as some of the sparer recordings on Pablo, but much more contemporary in its approach – as it's very clear that both Mays and Shew aren't rehashing some older territory on their instruments. Titles include "Telepathy", "Yesterdays", "Poor Butterfly", "The Gentle Rain", "Indian Summer", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "You've Changed". CD

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✨✧ Bobby Shew SextetPlay Song ... CD
Jazz Hounds/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
An overlooked early gem from Bobby Shew – a set that's equally great for his own work on trumpet and flugelhorn as it is for the Fender Rhodes of pianist Bill Mays, and tenor and flute of Gordon Brisker! The pair are a great combination here – and the set's got these easily flowing original tunes that are wonderful – 70s west coast, but with a bit more of a bite – and recorded in this stripped-down, no-nonsense style that's very different than so many other Los Angeles jazz sessions of the time on bigger labels. The whole thing comes in an unassuming package that's led to it being overlooked for years – but it's a gem through and through, like some of the best on the Catalyst label in the mid 70s. Titles include "Olvera Street", "Play Song", "La Rue", "Surprise Samba", and "No Hurry". CD

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✨✧ Martial SolalSolo Piano – Unreleased 1966 Los Angeles Session Vol 1 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1966. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Never-heard work from the great Martial Solal – a hell of a pianist in a hell of a setting – beautifully-recorded performances done in California during the 60s – right at a time when Solal was really stretching out and forging the sort of sound that would make him a modern jazz legend for decades to come! The recordings have a slightly interesting story – they were part of a project by Ross Russell, who'd owned the legendary Dial Records bop powerhouse in the late 40s – an attempt to get back into the jazz business, something that never happened at the time. Given the care that Russell brought to his famous early recordings of Errol Garner and Dodo Marmarosa, you can guess the quality of these sides too – with Solal working on a wonderfully resonant Steinway piano – completely opening up the tunes and making them his own. The level of imagination and dexterity on the keys is astounding throughout – and titles on this first volume include "Groovin High", "Un Poco Loco", "Billie's Bounce", "Blue Monk", "Lover Man", "Now's The Time", "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Night In Tunisia", and "I Can't Get Started". CD

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StezoCrazy Noise ... CD
Fresh, 1989. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Crazy noise, and a crazy great album from Stezo – really the one and only set that the man ever gave us – but a gem that really represents that great shift in hip hop lyricism in the generation of Rakim, EPMD, and Audio two! The production is wonderful – full of raw samples, but served up with lots of compelling twists and turns – that new sense of freshness in combination that Eric B and others were unleashing on the world, with maybe just a bit of Nice & Smooth sense of humor too! If we're referencing too many folks in this description, it's just our way of staying that Stezo can stand head to head with the best of them – as you'll hear on gems that include "Bring The Horns", "Freak The Funk", "Talking Sense", "It's My Turn", "Getting Paid", "Girl Trouble", "To The Max", "Put Your Body", "Jimmy's Getting Funky", "Crazy Noise", and "Going For Mine". CD

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T La RockBreaking Bells (club, dub)/Bass Machine (club, radio) ... 12-inch
Fresh, 1986. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A Mantronix production. "Bass Machine" features beat boxing by Greg Nice. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo copy.)

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✨✧ Rene ThomasRemembering Rene Thomas ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
A double-length collection of material from this legendary European guitarist – a player as important to the overseas scene in the 50s as Barney Kessel and Kenny Burrell were over here! Rene Thomas hails from Belgium, but recorded some of his most important work in Paris – and although some of his key albums have been reissued, this set does a great job of filling in the gaps – by providing material from one very rare album, plus a wealth of live material that has mostly never been presented before! The set begins with the Jacques Pelzer Modern Jazz Sextet album from 1955 – a set led by alto saxophonist Pelzer, but which features equally important work from Thomas on guitar – clean, clear, and wonderfully dexterous – very much in the best modern jazz guitar tradition of the 50s! Other players include Jean Fanis on piano and Herman Sandy on trumpet – and titles include "Motion", "Whose Blues", "Lover Man", and "Stella By Starlight". The set then moves through a range of early 60s live recordings in a variety of settings, on 20 additional tracks – with the guitar of Thomas in groups that move from trios through quintets – with players include frequent partner Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, plus Jack Dieval, Amadeo Tommasi, and Joel Vandroogenbroeck on piano – and even one performance with Jimmy Smith on Hammond! Titles include "Milestones", "All Mornin Long", "Oleo", "Ballata In Forma Di Blues", "I Remember Sonny", "Blues", "Easy Living", "Our Delight", "Stardust", "Never Morning", and "It Could Happen To You". CD

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Lucky Thompson feat Martial SolalComplete Parisian Small Group Sessions 1956 to 1959 (4CD set) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), Late 50s. New Copy 4CD ... $44.99 49.99
A really fantastic collection of work from tenor genius Lucky Thompson – even if you think you've already got some of his French recordings of the late 50s! This set is 4CDs – and features lots of obscure singles, EP, and album releases – lots of wonderful material for a variety of labels – beautifully presented with great notes, and images of the records too! Throughout it all, the raspy tenor sound that makes Thompson great is very firmly in place – already finding new strengths in these overseas recordings – the start of a trend that would have Lucky really finding ways to grow every time he left our shores. The package is huge, with so much material we had never heard before (and we have lots of other Lucky Thompson Paris sets!) – and the overall presentation and attention to detail is superb – with a 32 page booklet of notes that's filled with details on these rare recordings. CD

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Veruca SaltNumber One Blind EP (10-inch) ... 12-inch
Minty Fresh, 1995. Sealed (pic cover)... $14.99
Titles include "Number One Blind", "Straight", "She's A Brain", "Bodies", and "Aurora". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Megumi Yonezawa TrioResult Of The Colors ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2016. Used ... $9.99
Megumi Yonezawa on piano, John Hebert on bass, and Eric McPherson on drums. CD

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✨✧ Gary BartzJu Ju Man/Love Song ... CD
Catalyst/Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two overlooked albums from Gary Bartz – back to back on a single CD! First up is Ju Ju Man – a rare treat from saxophonist Gary Bartz – material recorded for a small west coast label after his initial classics on Prestige Records – but in a vibe that's different than the fuller productions of his albums on Capitol Records in the late 70s! The sound here is nicely intimate – almost like a record on the Black Jazz label – as Bartz blows alto and soprano sax in the company of Charles Mims on piano, Curtis Robertson on bass, and Howard King on drums – players with a gently soulful groove who stretch out nicely with Gary on the album's long tracks. Syreeta makes a guest appearance on vocals on a cool version of "My Funny Valentine", and other titles include "Ju Ju Man", "Pisces Daddy Blue", "Straight Street", and "Chelsea Bridge". Love Song is a great little album of sweet soulful jazz tracks from saxophonist Gary Bartz – done with a singing, swinging style that's a great bridge between his work on Prestige and Capitol, and which picks up on the warmer moments of his work with Larry Mizell, but without any of the larger arrangements! The group is a quintet with George Cables on electric piano, and two cuts have additional vocals by Rita Greene – who sings along with Gary's sax in a very soulful way, using those nice changes that were showing up towards the end of his years at Prestige – that unique approach to rhythm that always made his 70s work so wonderful! Greene sings on "Love Song" and "Interlude/Just Suppose" – and other titles include "You", "Lonely Girl", "Don't Stop Now", and "Afterthoughts". CD

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✨✧ Donald Byrd & Pepper AdamsOut Of This World – The Complete Warwick Sessions ... CD
Warwick/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the best recordings that Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams ever did together! The material here was originally recorded for the short-lived Warwick label in the early 60s – and although it's been bumping around in various poorly-done reissues over the years, this is the first time it's been collected together properly! The groove is amazing, with a tight tight rhythm section that includes Jimmy Cobb on drums, Laymon Jackson on bass, and a very young Herbie Hancock on piano. Herbie kicks ass on his solos – and Byrd and Adams are very tight, with none of the clunkiness that sometimes mars their other work. The set includes a killer version of "Mr Lucky", plus the tracks "Out Of This World", "Byrd House", "I'm An Old Cowhand", and "Curros", which features guest vibes by Teddy Charles. CD

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✨✧ Hadley CalimanProjecting & Celebration – The Catalyst Years ... CD
Catalyst/Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of seminal albums from reedman Hadley Caliman – back to back on a single CD! First up is Projecting – soaring spiritual magic from Hadley Caliman – a 70s soul jazz session that's right up there with our favorite early work by Gary Bartz! Caliman plays tenor throughout – working with a spiritual west coast group that includes Hotep Cecil Bernard on piano, Kenny Jenkins on bass, and Brent Rampone on drums. The groove's a bit modal – in the style of some of the better sides on the Catalyst label at the time – and Caliman's hitting those angular reed notes he laid out so well on so many Fantasy sessions during the 70s, and which shine even more brightly under his own light of leadership! The album's got loads of great original tunes, and titles include "Little One", "Projecting", "Song For My Queen", "The Latin Thing", and "Smearzo". Next is Celebration – incredibly soulful work from 70s west coast player Hadley Caliman – a great talent on both sax and flute, and a player who only cut a very small number of albums under his own name! The album's got a really seductive feel – gently spiritual, with a style that bubbles with restrained energy, but which runs very very deeply through the length of the set. The album's really well put together – stuffed with original tracks, and featuring backing by Hotep Cecil Bernard on piano, David Williams on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Both Caliman's tunes and playing have a lightly magical feel to them – a sadness behind the sun, done at a complicated level that we appreciate more and more over the years. Titles include "Gala", "My Marie", "Presenting Mr. Jones", and "Schyleen". CD

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt & Stan GetzEternal Triangles (Duets/Sonny Side Up/For Musicians Only) ... CD
Verve/Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the albums Duets, Sonny Side Up, and For Musicians Only. CD

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet Complete Studio Sessions 1956/1957 (Chico Hamilton Quintet/Sweet Smell Of Success/Jazz Swings Broadway) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956/1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of great work from Chico Hamilton in the 50s! First up is the self-titled Chico Hamilton Quintet album – Pacific Jazz 1225 – not to be confused with other similar-titled Chico Hamilton albums at the time! This one sports an abstract painting on the cover, and was recorded in 1956 at the Forum Theater in Los Angeles – not live, but using the space as a very open-sounding studio – with really amazing results! The lineup features Hamilton on drums, Paul Horn on alto and tenor sax and clarinet, John Pisano on guitar, Fred Katz on cello and Carson Smith on bass – kind of a second-generation of Hamilton's group, with Horn taking over wonderfully from Buddy Collette, and playing with even more sensitivity than before. The work's very much in Hamilton's best sprightly chamber jazz mode – with some great originals that include "Chanel #5", "Beanstalk", "Mr. Jo Jones", and "Reflections" – plus Hamilton-ized versions of "Satin Doll", "Caravan", "Soft Winds", "Siete-Cuatro", "I Know", and "Lillian". Next up are 3 more tracks recorded in LA for the Stars Of Jazz TV show – "Blue Sands", "The Ghost", and "The Morning After". These are followed by 5 more by the Hamilton Quintet from The Sweet Smell Of Success film – "Cheek To Chico", "Susan", "Sidney's Theme", "Jonalah", and "Goodbye Baby". Last up are 2 of the rarest cuts – "Show Me" and "I'm A Funny Dame" – both pulled from a compilation called Jazz Swings Broadway. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Just-IceMusic (club mix, inst, dub mix, radio edit) ... 12-inch
Fresh, 1989. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by Grandmaster Flash. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Fresh sleeve, still sealed with hype sticker. Shrinkwrap has a hole in the center, leaving the label exposed.)

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✨✧ Chris Lightcap QuartetBig Mouth ... CD
Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chris Lightcap on bass, Gerald Cleaver on drums, and Bill McHenry and Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lanny MorganSuite For Yardbird ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lanny Morgan on alto saxophone, Lou Levy on piano, Tom Warrington on bass, and Paul Kreibich on drums. CD

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✨✧ Jimmy RaneyJimmy Raney Quintet – Complete Recordings 1954 to 1956 ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954/1955/1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early small group work from guitarist Jimmy Raney – a set that documents his mid 50s sessions leading a five-piece combo, originally issued on a number of different labels! The first four tracks feature a unique group with Phil Woods on alto and John Wilson on trumpet – grooving without a piano on lean little tunes that include "Stella By Starlight", "Five", and "Joanne". The remaining twelve numbers on the CD are from sessions done for Prestige and ABC – all with a quintet that includes Wilson again on trumpet, plus Hal Overton on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums. Tracks are a mix of straighter numbers and a few more whimsical ones, especially on the ABC date – and titles include "What's New", "Two Dreams Of Soma", "Scholar's Mate", "A Foggy Day", "Cross Your Heart", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "Tomorrow Fairly Cloudy". CD

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✨✧ T La RockLove Blind (voc, inst)/Runaway (voc, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Fresh, 1988. Sealed (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed! Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Claude Williamson TrioComplete 1956 Studio Session ... CD
Capitol/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Claude Williamson on piano, Don Prell and Red Mitchell on bass, and Chuck Flores and Mel Lewis on drums. CD

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✨✧ StezoFreak The Funk (voc, inst, dub, LP, radio) ... 12-inch
Fresh, 1989. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes the mail order sleeve. Cover has sme wear and aging and is lightly bent around the edges. Label on Side X has large letters in marker.)

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

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✨✧ Veruca SaltEight Arms To Hold You ... LP
Minty Fresh, 1997. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Just-IceMasterpiece ... CD
Fresh/Traffic, 1990. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Thad JonesMad Thad ... CD
Period/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956/1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
With reeds from Frank Foster and Frank Wess, piano from Tommy Flanagan, and drums from Elvin Jones! Features versions of "Cat Meets Chick", "Mad Thad", "Whisper Not", and "Quiet Sip". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Just-IceBack To The Old School (35 Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Fresh/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Just-Ice wasn't actually part of the old school – although to some, the 1986 release might seem pretty darn close – but he definitely does a good job here of keeping things nice and clean on his classic debut! Production is from Mantronik, but there's also a harder edge than most of his other work in the studio – maybe thanks in part to edits by the great Chep Nunez, who was responsible for doing some great work on the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series! The sound blasts out of the deck with a very booming 80s sound – and the set also features some human beatboxing from DMX, who often explodes with the quality of a drum machine. Titles include "Back To The Old School", "Gangster of Hip Hop", "Latoya", "Cold Gettin Dumb", "Little Bad Johnny", and "Put That Record Back On." The picture cover is a dope notebook-style graffiti drawing of Just-Ice, DMX, Latoya, and Mantronik – that last of whom is carrying a Roland 909! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on colored vinyl!)
Also available Back To The Old School ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Jimmy WitherspoonMidnight Blues ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958/1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Harry Edison and Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Hampton Hawes on piano, Teddy Edwards on tenor sax, and Jimmy Bond on bass. 20 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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King Sunny AdeSynchro System/Aura ... CD
Mango/T-Bird (UK), 1983/1984. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
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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Jamey AebersoldBossa Novas ... LP
JA Records, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A lost gem in the jazz instruction catalog of Jamey Abersold – a set of soulful bossa nova tunes played by a piano trio that features Hal Galper on piano, Steve Gilmore on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums. The tracks are simple, but grooving with the soulfulness of Galper's best records from the 70s – a light bounce, a deep bottom, and some nice syncopation to keep things fresh. Titles include "Wave", "Summer Samba", "Little Boat", "Once I Loved", and "The Girl From Ipanema". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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Aksak MaboulRedrawn Figures 1 (with download) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
If the "figures" in the title here sounds a bit familiar, it's because Figures was a great return to form for the legendary Aksak Maboul – a record that showed that their unusual mix of sounds and styles was alive and well into the 21st Century – used here as a platform for new creation by a hosts of artists and producers invited to the project by the group! These tracks aren't remixes, and are definitely "redrawn" in the spirit of the title – fresh music that moves between a variety of modes, but which often still retains the leaner feel of the group in their current incarnation. Titles on this first volume include "Silhouettes (Vanishing Twin rmx)", "C'est Charles (Shungu rmx)", "Eyelids & Phosphenes (Aksak Maboul reconstruction)", "Hotel Suites (Carl Stone redesign)", "Un Caid (Spooky J rmx)", and "Retour Chez A (Kate NV rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Aksak MaboulRedrawn Figures 2 (with download) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
If the "figures" in the title here sounds a bit familiar, it's because Figures was a great return to form for the legendary Aksak Maboul – a record that showed that their unusual mix of sounds and styles was alive and well into the 21st Century – used here as a platform for new creation by a hosts of artists and producers invited to the project by the group! These tracks aren't remixes, and are definitely "redrawn" in the spirit of the title – fresh music that moves between a variety of modes, but which often still retains the leaner feel of the group in their current incarnation. Titles on this second volume include "Un Caid (Hello Skinny rmx)", "Retour Chez A (Felix Kubin rmx)", "Fin (Stubbleman rmx)", "Anatomy Of A Dramuscule (Matias Aguayo interpretation)", "L'Adieu A L'Histoire (Tolouse Low Trax rmx)", and "Dramuscule (Ohh Luuu rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Tony AllenSecret Agent (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nonesuch/World Circuit, 2010. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... On May 20, 2022
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fred Anderson & Hamid DrakeFrom The River To The Ocean ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2007. New Copy ... On June 24, 2022
A fresh album from one of the stronger partnerships in avant garde jazz – sax titan Fred Anderson and drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake – joined by some of the finest Chicago based players for set of slowbuilding, generously spacious material that might be even better their previous album for Thrill Jockey! Anderson's sax and Drake's drumming are as intuitive to each other as ever, and some bits of the record have a dual bass sound that really pulls us in! Josh Abrams and Harrison Bankhead bring the bass, with a great cello part by Bankhead on one track, and Jeff Parker plays some nice guitar. A masterful record with more of an ensemble approach than its predecessor! 5 long (or longish), languorously gripping tracks: "Planet E", "Strut Time", "For Brother Thompson", "From The River To The Ocean" and "Sakti/Shiva". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos ArielBambu ... CD
Marcos Ariel/Whatmusic (UK), 1981. Used ... $9.99
A lost treasure of Brazilian fusion – originally released by keyboardist Marcos Ariel on his own tiny label in 1981! The set sparkles with the best of the larger Brazilian fusion scene of the time – working in a post-Azymuth blend of keyboards, guitar, percussion, and Brazilian instrumentation – and often taking off to the skies in Return To Forever-like jams that really open the set up! Ariel plays a wide range of keys on the set, as well as a bit of flute – and other instrumentation includes soprano sax, guitar, percussion, and tenor from Leo Gandleman. The tunes have a nice way of blending the spacey with the rhythmic, and the set's got a sparkling finish that makes it sound as fresh today as it did over 20 years before! Titles include "Bambu", "A Ponte", "Humaita", "Samba Torto", "Mar", and "Dois Irmaos". CD
(Out of print.)

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Atomic/School DaysNuclear Assembly Hall ... CD
Okka Disk, 2004. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 19.99
A brilliant pairing of free jazz forces – the Chicago-based School Days group of Ken Vandermark, and the groundbreaking Atomic combo from the Nordic jazz underground! The players here are all very like-minded, and fold together beautifully – in an octet lineup that features reeds from Ken Vandermark and Frekerik Ljungkvist, trumpet from Magnus Broo, trombone from Jeb Bishop, piano from Havard Wiik, vibes from Kjell Nordeson, bass from Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, and drums from Paal-Nilssen Love! Both Flaten and Love would become frequent collaborators in Chicago over the years – but this set captures the meeting of the groups in a very fresh way – a double-length set that's all original material – with titles that include "W Meets A", "Transparent Taylor", "Ink Worm", "Kerosene", "Conjugations" and "Dog Days". CD

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Roy AyersFever ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99 About June 22, 2022
A great little album by Roy Ayers – one that features none of his hits, which means lots of fresh material – and which has great examples of both sides of Roy's talents at the time! The dancefloor side of Roy kicks in with "Love Will Bring Us Back Together", an extremely catchy groover that's very much in the mode of "Running Away", with plenty of choppy funky riffs, and a good soul base at the core. Even better, though, is the mellow spacey side of Roy – which shows up wonderfully in the cuts "Is It Too Late To Try" and "If You Love Me" – two overlooked gems that float along in a perfect blend of jazz and modern soul, with great breathy vocals and vibes, very much in the spirit of stuff on the You Send Me album. Other cuts include "I Wanna Feel It", "Leo", "Take Me Out To The Ball Game", and "Simple & Sweet" – all nice too! CD

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Count BasieBasie Land ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Basieland in the 60s – a very nice place to be! This excellent Verve session features the highly pyrotechnic Basie 60s ensemble really letting loose – complete with great horn work by Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Eric Dixon on reeds – all of whom bring a very soulful edge to the proceedings, and blow these strong sharp lines over the album's great arrangements from Billy Byers. Byers also wrote all the tunes too – making the set one of those great Basie albums that overflows with fresh new songs that continually redefine the Count's groove. Tracks are short and tight, but have some wonderful horn charts that really explode with magical energy – and titles include "Sassy", "Wanderlust", "Instant Blues", "Basie Land", "Big Brother", and "Yuriko". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Count BasieOn My Way & Shoutin Again – Count Basie Plays Music By Neal Hefti/Not Now I'll Tell You When ... CD
Verve/Roulette/American Jazz Classics (Spain), 1962. Used ... $9.99
On My Way & Shoutin Again is a wonderful album of 60s Basie – one that focuses on the writing and arranging talents of the great Neal Hefti! Hefti's one of our favorite soundtrack composers of the decade, but in the years before his film fame, he was a frequent partner of Basie – and this album marks one of their greatest collaborations together. The tunes are very much in the "loud, then soft, then loud" mode that Hefti pioneered with Basie's angular group of the 50s – but they've also got some of the warmer, more whimsical touches that Neal would explore more fully in his later soundtrack work too. The result is a classic Basie session, but with plenty of surprises – featuring a fresh batch of tunes that includes "Jump For Johnny", "Ducky Bumps", "Rose Bud", "Shanghaied", "Together Again", and "Eee Dee". Not Now I'll Tell You When is a great title for this classic Count Basie album – as it really gets at the tight, focused direction that makes Basie so great at this point in his career – his way of singling out each and every instrumentalist, and perfectly timing their performances! The sense of rhythm is what makes the Basie group so different from so many other large ensembles – not big band swing, not tonal modern, but this rootsy, soulful style at the bottom – even when the instrumentation is impeccable – that undeniable groove that makes a record like this swing from the start, then keep on going strongly, even when lots of colors and tones come into the mix. The whole lineup's great – and players include Frank Wess on flute, Frank Foster on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, and Freddie Green on guitar – and the album features a lot of sweet originals that really keep things interesting – including "The Daly Jump", "Not Now I'll Tell You When", "Rare Butterfly", "Back To The Apple", "Blue On Blue", and "Swingin At The Waldorf". CD

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Count BasiePrime Time ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
The title's not a hokey TV reference or anything like that – but a strong reminder that the Count Basie group was still very much in their prime during the 1970s, thanks especially to the recording talents that the Pablo label brought to records like this! Most of the work here was arranged and composed by Sam Nestico – the talent who was bringing a really fresh voice to the Basie group while still keeping most of its best elements intact. The track "Bundle O Funk" features some great Fender bass in the grooves, and is arguably one of the few funky tracks that Basie ever recorded – but other tracks get back to an all acoustic groove, and include "The Great Debate", "Ya Gotta Try", "Reachin Out", "Featherweight", and "Prime Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, edge wear, and some seam splitting.)

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Basso Valdambrini QuintetFonit H602/603 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.98
Wonderful work from one of the greatest Italian jazz groups of the 60s – heard here in two of their rarest recordings! The set brings together material from two sessions that were only issued on the Fonit sound library label – but both are every bit as sharp and soulful as the best Basso-Valdambrini work for bigger labels – including their early 60s gems on RCA! And like those records, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm here – kind of the soul jazz side of Blue Note, but handled with a fresh sound that's nicely free of any copycat cliches – and which instead really has the group finding their own voice through their writing and solos. The H602 album is billed as "pop jazz" – which is more a 60s soul jazz style – and H603 is called "Californiano", with a bit of a west coast vibe, but still very much the best grooves we've come to love from the combo. The lineup on both includes tremendous trumpet from Oscar Valdabrini and tenor from Gianni Basso – with rhythms from Ettore Righello on piano, Giorgio Azzolini on bass, and Lionella Bionda on drums. Titles include "Pick Up", "Glaucus", "Gold Mine", "From Me", "Maglione", "Muy", "Plinius", and "Transistor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the entire record too!)

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Joe Bataan & Los FulanosKing Of Latin Soul ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2009. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Recent genius from the true king of Latin Soul – the mighty Joe Bataan, sounding every bit as great now as he did back in the day! Bataan gets some very hip backing from Los Fulanos – a Barcelona-based combo who help recreate the tight sound of Joe's early grooves from the late 60s, with just a touch of the funk he picked up in the 70s too – a really great blend that helps Bataan breath fresh new life into a range of classics from years back. The set list includes some of our favorite Latin Soul gems from Joe, and both the rhythms and production styles are completely faithful to the originals – but also aren't just simple copycat versions either. After so many years in obscurity, it's great to see Bataan back in action so strongly – cooking it hard and heavy on cuts that include "Latin Soul Square Dance", "Gypsy Woman", "Mestizo", "The Bottle", "Johnny's No Good", "Special Girl", "Subway Joe", "Puerto Rico Me Llama", and "Rap O Clap O 2008". CD
 
 
 



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