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Winicjusz ChrostPromienie Dzwieku ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Well-crafted fusion from Polish guitarist Winicjusz Chrost – maybe not a household name in jazz, but a musician who can definitely deliver at a level that matches the bigger names in the Western scene at the time! The cuts here mix lean lines on guitar with some fuzzier moments that echoes some of the rock-fusion styles of the 70s – and the leaner moments are especially nice, as Winicjusz has a way of making his instrument dance along nicely with the keyboards on the cuts! A few tracks have vocals by a female singer – and the set brings together work that features Chrost in a number of different settings – as a leader, in the group Balance, or with singers Joanna Morska, Ewa Bem, or Izabela Zajac. Titles include "Balance", "Marsz Krasnoludkow", "Zoodwa", "Fuju Me", "Pogadaj Z Noca", "Promienie Dzwieku", "Ty Jednak Ty", and "Letni Wieczor". CD

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Henryk Debich/Orkiestra PRiTV1978 – City (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A really cool collection of work from Polish sound library talent Henryk Debich – all 70s material that was designed to evoke the feel of the modern city – including many tracks that were issued in a special cassette series for daily commuters! The material was recorded at the Polish Radio studios, and mixes groovy 70s elements with fuller orchestrations – some disco rhythms at points, mellower soundtrack touches at others – keyboards often stepping out strongly from the fuller arrangements in a way that's a bit like Italian or UK sound library material at the same time! Titles include "UFO", "Obsydian", "Marmyszka", "City", "Choral I Final", and "Perforowany Parmezan". CD features four bonus tracks too! CD

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Jazz QHodokvas (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
A set that features one of the biggest albums ever from this famous Czech fusion combo – complete with a full bonus CD of mostly-unissued tracks! The core Hodokvas album represents a nice shift for the Jazz Q group of keyboardist Martin Kratochvil – a slightly tighter sound than the more sprawling modes of some of their earlier records – but still looser and more searching overall than more pop-oriented electric jazz! The keyboards alone are worth the price of admission, but the group bring plenty of strong rhythms and great guitar parts to play too – with just the occasional bit of vocal here and there. Titles include "Poprask", "Vresoviste", "Pralesni Pisen", "Serosvit", and "Madona". CD2 features 20 more bonus tracks – 8 from studio sessions, 8 more from soundtrack sessions for Pavi Kral, and 4 more from a live TV performance in 1979! CD

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Jazz QZivi Se Divi – Live In Bratislava 1975 ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Genius live work from Jazz Q – one of the most important groups on the Eastern European scene of the 70s – heard here in a previously unissued performance! The music here is even more electrifying than that on any of the full albums issued by Jazz Q – as it's got a more freewheeling, open-ended style – one that definitely shows the group's love of and inspiration from the groundbreaking work of Herbie Hancock and John McLaughlin in the 70s! The tracks spin out with stellar solos on both Fender Rhodes and guitar – still with echoes of the group's rock roots, but plenty jazzy overall – really showing the Jazz Q shift at the time, with a dexterity that's simply mindblowing in this spontaneous setting. Only a few of the cuts have vocals, and most are long instrumentals – with titles that include "Sanctuary", "Stratus", "Lonesom", "Tun", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "Zivi Se Divi", and "Mlyn". CD

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Koman BandAfternoon ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1981. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A really great fusion group from early 80s Poland – one who work together here with a style that recalls the tightness and warmth of The Crusaders at their best! As with that group, the sound here is wonderfully soulful – rhythms that are right on the money, but laidback enough to allow the soloists to do their thing too – in a lineup that features really strong soprano sax and tenor from Andrzej Olejniczak, great keyboards from Piotr Kaluzny, and nicely riffing guitar from Wieslaw Wilczkiewicz – part of a well-matched sextet that's maybe never sounded better than on this record! The tracks were all recorded for Polish radio at the time, and may be appearing here as a commercial release for the first time ever – with titles that include "Czek Na Zycie", "Afternoon", "Ostatni Kadr", and "Bociania Wrozba" – numbers with mostly Polish titles, but a very soulful style of fusion that's in the best American mode! CD

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Koman BandSuita Sloneczna ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Rare funky jazz from 70s Poland – excellent material from a group who have a really wonderful sound of their own – neither slavish to American fusion of the time, nor some of the more rock-based work from other groups of the Eastern Bloc! Instead, the tracks here mix all these great electric piano and moog lines from leader Janusz Koman with some occasional larger orchestrations – just the right touch to evoke the "suite" nature of the title, but never too overwhelming as to get in the way of the jazz at the core – with a vibe that mixes the two very nicely on the best funky numbers on the set! The group also features soprano sax from Zbigniew Karwacki and guitar from Remigiusz Kossacz – and titles include "Wizja Dzienna", "Rafa", "Bezsilnosc", "Uwertura", "Czarny Pejzaz", and "Wizja Slonezna". CD

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Krzysztof KomedaKrzysztof Komeda – Live In Praha 1964 ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1964. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
One of the greatest modern jazz musicians on the European scene of the 60s – heard here at a moment when his talent was really beginning to burst forth! Pianist Krzystof Komeda is maybe known best to folks on our shore for his soundtrack material – but back in Eastern Europe, he was one of the most groundbreaking modernists of the early 60s – arguably even more exciting than so many other talents in the west at the time – as both his playing and overall conception were completely unique – really inventive in terms of his approach to timing and space, and carried off here by an incredible quintet that features Tomasz Stanko on trumpet, Michal Urbaniak on soprano sax, Jacek Ostaszewski on bass, and Czeslaw Bartowski on drums – completely unified here in the leader's vision. The set features two different performances in Prague in 1964 – and this isn't just "live" material that's kind of an add-on to Komeda's famous studio recordings – but instead, maybe like Charles Mingus, the kind of performance that maybe illuminates his genius even more than those sets – completely essential, with titles that include "Roman Two", "Repetition", "Second Ballet Etude", "Sophia's Tune", "Svanteti", and "Alea". CD

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Krzysztof KomedaMam Tu Swoj Dom/Ubranie Prawie Nowe ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Two very early soundtracks from legendary Polish modernist Krzystof Komeda – both very different than his 60s work for Roman Polanski, but equally striking overall! The work for Mam Tu Swoj Dom is performed on short tracks handled by different instrumental groupings – with piano, flute, and bass often dancing around in these really spare but lovely ways – melodic, but very blue-tinged too – on titles that have the instrumentation of chamber jazz, but a much more personal, very poetic sort of quality – very vivid, even without the images on the screen. There's a similar feel to the music for Ubranie Prawie Nowe, but handled with different instrumentation – tunes are often a bit longer, and make use of woodwind interplay at a level that's as spare as on the first film, but with a quality that's almost painter-like at times, and which expands in instrumentation as the soundtrack moves on. This is the first time we've heard the music for either film – and they're presented here in a great edition, with notes in both English and Polish. CD

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Andrzej KorzynskiJanka ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1989. Used ... $8.99
Some of the warmest work we've ever heard from Polish film composer Andrzej Korzynski – definitely different than his quirkier sounds from early in the decade, and done for a TV show that was set in the Polish countryside in the 30s! There's bits of electronic elements mixed in with fuller strings and woodwinds – and Korzynski demonstrates a great sense of feeling throughout – a bit like some of the French soundtrack composers of the time, and their ability to create really moving, evocative passages in sound – but without some of the more cloying Hollywood styles. A few pieces here appeared in other series as well – and the set features 20 tracks that include "Tajemnice", "Wioska", "Jaskinia", "Zabawy Dzieci", "Mustang", "Cmentarz", and "Duchy". CD

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Andrzej KorzynskiKochaj Albo Rzuc (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Andrzej Korzynski composed these wonderful tracks for a successful Polish film issued elsewhere under the title Big Deal – but the sounds within are so great on their own, they don't even need a movie to stand as a testament to Korzynski's genius! The composer was easily one of the most inventive on the Eastern European scene – and even in a mainstream movie like this, he not only brings to play this amazing understanding of the possibilities of conventional instruments, but also created a heck of a lot more music than was actually used in the film – which means that the 22 track CD features almost double the amount of never-heard music than the director put up on screen – most of which is even more amazing than the music on the original soundtrack! CD

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Andrzej KorzynskiNie Ma Mocnych (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A sweet soundtrack from the great Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – working here on a comedy from the mid 70s, and pulling together sounds from the lighter side of his musical spectrum! The music is a mix of electric cuts with keyboards and others that put woodwinds more in the focus – touched with a few more sentimental moments that offer a slight respite from the comedic scoring. The best cuts are upbeat numbers with a mix of horns and electric instrumentation – which almost feel like some of the groovier German easy listening cuts from the economic miracle years. Titles include "Dzik I", "Razem", "Okna", "Wieniec", "Maluch", and "Czolowka". CD features 8 more bonus tracks too! CD

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Andrzej KorzynskiWielki Uklad (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
An early moment of genius from Polish film composer Andrzej Korzynski – a cool 70s set that sparkles with all the wonderful sonic touches he can bring to his best work! There's a lot of familiar electronic elements in the mix – guitar, bass, keyboards, and even some moogy electronics – but they're used in styles that are different from more familiar cop/crime of the time, and sometimes with this sci-fi sort of darkness that really makes for a compelling soundtrack all the way through – especially when a warmer number comes into the mix, as on two great Fender Rhodes mellow cuts! Titles include the great Rhodes tracks "Marta 1" and "Marta 2" – plus "Czolowka", "Szosa", "Biuro", "Retropepekcja 1", "Wielki Uklad", and "Winda". CD features the bonus tracks "Fortepian" and "Projekcja". CD

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Martin Kratochvil & Jazz QTemne Slunce (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980. Used ... $14.99
A wonderful soundtrack project from keyboardist Martin Kratochvil and the Jazz Q combo – a cool blend of spacey electronics and mellow fusion grooves – all with a vibe that's a nice change from some of the more famous electronic soundtracks of the time! There's a tuneful quality to Kratochvil's compositions that we really love – short, but beautiful melodies that bubble and percolate – almost at a level that's like a more compressed take on the Sky Records German scene, but slightly more dynamic too! Martin put together the score, but Jazz Q work with him on the instrumentation – and the 25-track score also features contributions by a few guests artists as well. Titles include "Anci", "Kolokvium", "Exploze Alfa", "Temne Slunce", "Sileny Beh", "Centrum Veleni", and "Hon". CD also features 7 more bonus tracks – source music and alternates! CD

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Jerzy MilianOptima Fide ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
The depths of Jerzy Milian's talents seem endless with records like this – far more so than we ever would have guessed from the handful of commercial albums the famous Polish jazz vibist released in the 60s and 70s! As with so many other talents on his scene, chances to issue records were often few and far between – but that doesn't mean that Milian kept his talents in check, and instead was growing in all sorts of incredible ways that could hardly be contained on an album! This set brings together a number of late 60s work by Jerzy – some as scores for films, some larger ensemble pieces – all recorded away from Poland, in Brussels – where Milian was able to work with some extremely responsive modern musicians. Two thirds of the set feature a larger group directed by Etienne Verschueren, the last section some smaller combo material with Freddy Sunder – and throughout, the music is full of life, tone, color, and a very special magic that's very different than any sort of conventional record you'd ever hear from a standard vibes player. Titles include "Woman I Need", "Beat Obsession", "Optima Fide", "My Favourite Band", "Boyfriend Or Girlfriend", "Four Engravings", and "Realities". CD

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Jerzy MilianPenguin Bids ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Rare 60s work from the world of Polish vibist Jerzy Milian – not sounds from his own group, but that of the Polish Radio dance band – headed up by Edward Czerny, and featuring here a whole set of original compositions and arrangements by Milian! Jerzy plays some solo vibes on the set, and there's also solo work from Albert Pradella on tenor, Franciszek Kowalski on trumpet, and Waclaw Lesicki on flute – players who get some brief time in the spotlight, over work that's mostly in an ensemble mode overall. The approach is a bit like that of Gustav Brom at the same time – lively, swinging, and kind of an Eastern European extrapolation of modes borrowed from Duke Ellington and Count Basie, with all the rhythm and color that would imply! Titles include "Zabwa Prazy Swiecach", "Spaicy Dorozkarz", "Dwaj Panowie M", "Koleka W Grenoble", "Mala Suita Na Big Band", and "Spacery Z Pudlem". CD

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OmniOpera Omnia ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
A huge amount of work from Omni – a cool Polish trio who work in some great 80s electronic mode – maybe a bit warmer than material from the cold wave underground of the time, but also not really a pop group either – as the group is mostly instrumental throughout! There's an unusual use of cello, too – an instrument that makes a nice contrast to the heavy synths in both the melodies and rhythms – sometimes augmented by guest instrumentation, and then with a few bits of vocals on some of the group's later tracks – although the core approach is really a mix of synth, cello, and "noises" throughout. The 2CD set features the group's classic Omni album, the later-released set of tracks as Mermaids, and other unissued studio sessions and TV music too – all in an overstuffed set of tracks with detailed notes in English and Polish! CD

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✨✧ Janusz PoplawskiZapowiedz Tajemnicy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great overview of the second half of the career of Polish guitarist Janusz Poplawski – a player who was a key part of the giant Czerwono Czarni band for many years, then hit some really great territory after that group disbanded in the 70s! Here, Poplawski hovers between experimental fusion and loosely proggish modes – often letting the sounds from his instrument flow more slowly at times, the build up energy – maybe a mix of modes that you'd find in the music of Steve Hackett, although Janusz is a very different player overall. The set features solo work and cuts with his groups Flash Band and Bumerang – and a few numbers also feature Poplawski on Arp Avatar too. Titles include "Scherzo", "I Znow Sie Sni Wisinowy Sad", "Pryzbycie Avatara", "Promienie I Cienie", "Dzwiekowe Maniery", and "Odplywajaca Rzeka". CD features three bonus tracks too. CD

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SBBZe Slowem Biegne Do Ciebie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
At a time when their prog contemporaries were tightening things up a bit – you weren't hearing side-long tracks from Yes or Genesis in 1978 – SBB go the other way, and really open up their jazz-inspired jamming to some wonderfully long cuts! Each side of the record features these long-spun masterpieces of prog rock – filled with work on Fender Rhodes, mellotron, clavinet, and moog from Jsef Skrazak, but also including superb guitar from Apostolis Antymos, who can get all jamming and fuzzy one minute, then kick back the next – driven by the always-sharp work of Jerzy Piotrowski on the kit, who's able to keep the whole thing going for the two long tracks – "Przed Premiera" and "Ze Slowem Biegne Do Ciebie". CD features two bonus tracks – the 29 minute radio cut "Odejscie", and the shorter "Zima". CD

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Adam WalacinskiDwaj Panowie N (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A rare set of crime jazz from early 60s Poland – a wonderfully rich soundtrack that mixes lots of great work on saxes with some fuller orchestrations that deliver a heck of a lot of feeling! The approach is maybe a bit like some of the jazzier soundtracks of Kenyon Hopkins or Elmer Bernstein – still relatively orchestral in format, but making use of a solo horn in ways that are very different than soundtracks of the generation before – sometimes with modes that are straighter jazz, other times with elements that have a bit more of an evocative sense of drama. Titles include "Taras", "Czolowka", "Paszport Dyplomatczny", "Noc/Szpital", "Grob/Klucze", and "Powrot Do Domu/Morderstwo". CD also features 10 more tracks from the film Dotkniecie Nocy – even jazzier work than the first soundtrack – and 2 more from the first film. CD

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VariousInterwizje – East European Visions Of Groovy Sound 1962 to 1982 ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Fantastic funky tunes that you'd never track down on your own – all pulled from a host of rare Eastern European records from the years when the Iron Curtain kept most of this music from getting out to the rest of the world at large! There's plenty of heavy drums and basslines on most tracks – served up by artists who clearly got a chance to hear all the best that was going on in American funk during the 70s, then found a way to mix it with all sorts of unusual instrumental and production touches that make for all these compelling twists and turns along the way – as do the non-English language lyrics, which further set these tunes apart from the rest! The compilation was done by the Soul Service DJ team, who've given us some great Polish funk sets in the past – and titles include "Gospel Song" by Skaldowie, "Hollywoodschaukel" by Gunter Gollasch, "Berlin 1" by Tihomir Pop Asanovic, "Everybody" by Olympic, "Adj Egy Percet" by Sarolta Zalatnay, "Jakoby Nic" by Marta Kubisova, "Stopp Seisku Aeg" by Velly Joonas & Vstretsa, and "Waski Przelyk Wieloryba" by Bizony. CD
Also available Interwizje – East European Visions Of Groovy Sound 1962 to 1982 ... LP 32.99

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VariousInterwizje – East European Visions Of Groovy Sound 1962 to 1982 ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $32.99 36.99
Fantastic funky tunes that you'd never track down on your own – all pulled from a host of rare Eastern European records from the years when the Iron Curtain kept most of this music from getting out to the rest of the world at large! There's plenty of heavy drums and basslines on most tracks – served up by artists who clearly got a chance to hear all the best that was going on in American funk during the 70s, then found a way to mix it with all sorts of unusual instrumental and production touches that make for all these compelling twists and turns along the way – as do the non-English language lyrics, which further set these tunes apart from the rest! The compilation was done by the Soul Service DJ team, who've given us some great Polish funk sets in the past – and titles include "Gospel Song" by Skaldowie, "Hollywoodschaukel" by Gunter Gollasch, "Berlin 1" by Tihomir Pop Asanovic, "Everybody" by Olympic, "Adj Egy Percet" by Sarolta Zalatnay, "Jakoby Nic" by Marta Kubisova, "Stopp Seisku Aeg" by Velly Joonas & Vstretsa, and "Waski Przelyk Wieloryba" by Bizony. LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Interwizje – East European Visions Of Groovy Sound 1962 to 1982 ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Henryk DebichHoryzonty ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The cover looks a bit pastoral, but the grooves here are totally great – funky sound library material from 70s Poland – originally created for a very unusual format! The music here was originally issued only on cassette, as a daily soundtrack for Polish drivers – groovy tunes that you can play while you're driving around, back and forth to work, or taking jaunts on the weekend – all in styles that are very much like American cop/crime soundtracks of the period, which must have made for a pretty exciting drive! Most tunes are funky, and mix strings with guitar riffs, keyboards, and other tighter jazzy elements – all put together with a nice late 70s sort of vibe. Titles include "Amfora", "Sen Kardynala", "Bungalow", "Knoiec Sezonu", "Miasto We Mgle", and "Zwierzenia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tadeusz KlimondaCreme De La Menthe – Deep Groovy Cuts From 1970s ... LP
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first we've heard of Polish composer Tadeusz Klimonda – and we're hoping it won't be the last, as the music here is extremely groovy and often quite funky – very much like some of the best 70s sound library material from other European scenes! Klimonda's got maybe a farther-reaching scope at times – at points very much in a familiar cop/crime sort of groove, but at other times filled with rich currents that really balance things out – and occasional really cool use of techniques that remind us of some of our favorite French talents. This set brings together 10 of the grooviest tracks from the larger 2CD collection from this time – and titles include "Senna Modulacja", "W Kregu Ognia", "Piata Katarakta", "Pozenganie Z Anna", "Krol Sie Bawi", "Powrot Do Legendy", "Tobie Prawdy Nie Powiem", "Gadka Przygodna", and "Pozegnanie Z Anna". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Krzysztof DudaFor Better Sound (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little set that definitely lives up to the 80s look of its cover – as does the work by Krzysztof Duda on a range of Roland, Moog, and Yamaha keyboards! The tracks all have a lean, clean, 80s electronic sound – bright grooves that are filled with keyboards and basslines, on top of drum machine rhythms that further the all-electric spirit of the cuts – leaving Duda to work as a one man band on the recordings, but with the bubbling energy of some of the bigger electro pop acts of the period – tunes that would be very comfortable next to records by Jan Hammer or Harold Faltermeyer. All titles are instrumentals – and tunes include "Art Of Roland", "For Better Sound", "Hotel W Hanko", "Without", "Free Combination", and "Out To Out". CD features four bonus tracks from Duda's archives too! CD

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✨✧ Wojciech KonikiewiczMuzyka Nowej Przestrzeni ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1993. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Really cool work from Polish musician Wojciech Konikiewicz – presented here with a title that means "music of new space" – and which represents a stunning shift into ambient territories after earlier work in rock and jazz! The music is as dark as the image on the cover – often lots of brooding low tones that have a more sinister vibe than some of the ambient experiments from the other side of the iron curtain at the time – maybe slightly in the mode of some of Brian Eno's music in the Thursday Afternoon generation, but also with some traces of more serious, academic explorations as well. The work was created with three different synthesizers and a bit of reverb – all recorded live, with titles that include "Ischri", "Theo", "Nox Atra", "Aniolowie W Burzy", and "Mistyczne Swiatlo". CD features both volumes 1 and 2 of the original releases! CD

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✨✧ Henryk KuzniakDzieciol ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked Polish soundtrack from the start of the 70s – scored for a comedy, but put together with a huge range of unusual and striking sounds! The record begins with a catchy theme – the sort that you'd hear in a Neil Simon comedy a few years later – but by track three, things have already moved into these really noisy electronics, before shifting back to a processed harmonica theme, moody mellow trumpet lines, jazzier bits, and other really amazing sounds! Composer Henryk Kuzniak claims to have thought about his work in terms of color, not notes or melody – and you can definitely hear that on the record – as each track is almost a mini painting in sound, often with some unusual processing to make familiar sounds very unusual. There's a few straighter, groovier themes in the mix – which balances things out in a really great way – and titles include "Bede Tego Niedlugo Potrzebowal", "Makrele W Tomacie", "Nie Mam O Kogo Byc Zazdrosny", "Ja Sobie Wypraszam Pani Misko", and "Grajmy W To". CD

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✨✧ SBB & NOSPRZ Milosci Jestem – Live ... CD
GAD (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
New work from legendary Polish prog group SBB – working here with added orchestrations, at a level that really helps bring back their music with a heck of a lot of force! SBB always had a wonderfully complex quality to their sound – different than some of their Western European contemporaries, but with an equal ability to hit harder, more straightforwardly rocking moments when needed – which here make for a great blend with the larger orchestrations give them support – adding new currents of drama, and making this older group sound a heck of a lot better than you might expect! Titles include "Ciecie", "Freedom With Us", "Memeto Z Banalnym Tryptykiem", "Going Away", "Odlot", and "Walkin Around The Stormy Bay". CD

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✨✧ SBB & NOSPRZ Milosci Jestem – Live ... LP
GAD (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
New work from legendary Polish prog group SBB – working here with added orchestrations, at a level that really helps bring back their music with a heck of a lot of force! SBB always had a wonderfully complex quality to their sound – different than some of their Western European contemporaries, but with an equal ability to hit harder, more straightforwardly rocking moments when needed – which here make for a great blend with the larger orchestrations give them support – adding new currents of drama, and making this older group sound a heck of a lot better than you might expect! Titles include "Freedom With Us", "Memeto Z Banalnym Tryptykiem", "Going Away", and "Odlot". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jozef SkrzekViator (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover's almost got a 4AD sort of look to it – and that might be a good way to approach the music of Jozef Skrzek here – as it hits on the more meditative side of that British label in the second half of the 80s – as Jozef creates all these spare, keyboard-heavy instrumentals that have a nice current of darkness! In a more mainstream setting, the work might have gotten too polished and sentimental – but there's a nicely personal touch here, as of Skrzek is working post-cold wave, warming things up slightly, but never losing too much of that individual quality that would make things stand out. The CD features 20 tracks from the original recording – plus three bonus tracks too! CD
 
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✨✧ AswadNew Chapter Of Dub (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mango/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A new chapter in dub from Aswad – a set that points the way towards so many shifts that would take place in the music over the next few years – including the use of digital elements, and the rise of On-U Sound as well – all coming from crucial sounds created here on an Island Records classic! The set was mixed at Fallout Shelter, and has this really heady brew of deep dubby currents with occasional roots-inspired vocals – although those often get pretty abstracted into the mix. Instrumentation includes work from Vin Gordon on trombone, Brinsley Dan on guitar, Tony Gad on bass, and Drummie Zeb on drums – which often get this great splashy sound in the production. Titles include "Dub Fire", "Flikaflame", "Truth", "Bammie Blow", "Tuffist", "Shining Dub", "Zion I", "Natural Aggression", and "Ghetto In The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Jaime Delgado AparicioEl Embajador Y Yo (plus Jaime Delgado Aparicio Y Su Trio) ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1964/1966. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
An amazing little soundtrack – written in mid 60s Peru by jazz pianist Jaime Delgado Aparicio, but easily on a par with some of the best American or Italian scores from the time! The music's got a really wonderful feel throughout – jazz at the core, but with touches of spy soundtrack scoring and some of the lighter, more comedic modes of the Italian scene. Delgado uses a core combo with heavy piano, percussion, and some great trumpet and tenor – almost with the tightness of the Basso-Valdambrini group – but he also expands the sound with bits of strings and some fuller orchestrations, used to shade in some amazing colors that roll, dip, and turn with the beautiful grooves penned for the set. The whole thing's tremendous, with equally great production that creates some odd twists and turns that further keep things interesting as the album rolls on. Titles include "Elm Embajador Y Yo", "Sexy Surf", "Llegando A La Capital", "Isometria", "Todo El Mundo Me Persigue", "Lucha En El Mar", and "La Arana". Added to the soundtrack is Jamie's 1964 album – Jaime Delgado Aparicio Y Su Trio – a crackling bit of piano jazz from the Peruvian scene of the 60s – and a record that's somewhere between the best of Horace Silver on Blue Note, and some of the Brazilian bossa trios of the time! There's a strong sense of rhythm throughout – round, rolling basslines punctuated by great work on the drum kit – all topped by beautifully lyrical lines from Delgado Aparicio on piano – filled with color, light, and life throughout – and soloing with a depth that's rare for such a young player! Titles include a great version of Horace Silver's "Sayonara Blues", plus "The Climate", "Autumn Leaves", "Walkin", and "Blue Daniel". CD

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Norberto BaldaufRitmos Da Madrugada No 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Odeon (Brazil), Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Titles include "Sertao De Jequie", "Mulher", "Longe Dos Olhos", "Favela", "Capricho Em Re", "Um Choro Na Penumbra", and "Faceira". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Rob BargadBetter Times ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1992/1993. Used ... $7.99
Features Eddie Henderson on trumpet! CD
(Punch through booklet and small promotional sticker on cover.)

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Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog BrigadeLive Frogs Set 1 ... CD
Prawn Song, Early 2000s. Used ... $9.99 11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Etran De L'AirAgadez ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2022. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic little set, and one that may well represent a key evolution of the Tuareg sound – as the group here still work in the sublime blend of guitar lines that made their previous record so great, but also find this focus and majesty that really pushes the whole thing over the top! We're not sure where to locate the power of the record, but it's definitely there – maybe in the heavy drums that are used to enforce stronger rhythms, but without getting in the way of the guitars – or in the way the vocals rise and dip with this organic sense of spirit that only seems to make the instrumentation sound even better! Whatever the case, the whole thing's a key moment for the sub-Saharan scene – with titles that include "Nak Igley Ismadarana", "Tarha Warghey Ichile", "Alhaire", "Imouwizla", "Nak Deranine", and "Karade Marhane". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gadd Gang (Steve Gadd)Here & Now ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Sealed ... $9.99 14.99
The Gadd Gang state their presence strongly on the cover and title of this late 80s set – just the kind of confidence you'd expect from a group that includes Steve Gadd on drums, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Richard Tee on keyboards, Ronnie Cuber on baritone, and Eddie Gomez on bass! All musicians have had plenty of jazz experience under their belts by the time of this set – which definitely shows in the way they turn out a set of instrumental fusion numbers based on older soul music classics – mostly tracks you'll know from famous vocal performances, served up here with a tightness that belies their roots. Titles include "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Signed Sealed Delivered", "Soul Serenade", "Tippin", "My Girl/Them Changes", and "A Whiter Shade Of Pale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout hole.)

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Bob Gaddy/Larry Dale/Brownie McGheeKings Of New York Blues 1952 to 1960 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A really well-done dip into the New York City blues scene of the 50s – one that presents a wealth of work we might not have heard otherwise, pulled from labels that include Old Town, Harlem, Jax, Wing, Dog, and Groove! There's a nice mix of material here that really shows the way the city was able to act as a crossroads for styles that were not necessarily homegrown, but could certainly find a home in its diverse community – as some cuts have more of a rural bent, others have some of the more electrified touches that were coming into urban blues, and a few have some of the jump/jazz styles of the R&B generation. Titles include "No Help Wanted", "I Believe You Got A Sidekick", "Bicycle Boogie", "Operator", "Slow Down Baby", "Paper Lady", and "Rip & Run" by Bob Gaddy; "You Better Heed My Warning", "Please Tell Me", "Feelin All Right", "No Tellin What I'll Do", and "What Your Love Means To Me" by Larry Dale; "A Letter To Lightnin Hopkins", "Worrying Over You", "Bluebird Bluebird", and "My Confession" by Brownie McGhee – and more by Cousin Leroy, Alonzo Scales, and Paul Williams too. CD

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Lauren HendersonA La Madrugada ... CD
Lauren Henderson, 2015. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... $3.99
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years later! "In A Gadda Da Vida" was shortened to a single – with the big hook intact – but this classic album version runs for 17 minutes in length, and has the group doing all these cool jams with their instruments – all the animals in the garden of Eden talking to each other (or at least that's what our addled teenaged minds always thought!) Shorter tracks are mighty nice too – a heady, heavy brew of Hammond and fierce guitar from Erik Brann, on cuts all penned by group leader Doug Ingle. Titles include "Termination", "My Mirage", "Flowers & Roses", and "Most Anything You Want". CD
Also available In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... LP 6.99

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Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99 9.99
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years later! "In A Gadda Da Vida" was shortened to a single – with the big hook intact – but this classic album version runs for 17 minutes in length, and has the group doing all these cool jams with their instruments – all the animals in the garden of Eden talking to each other (or at least that's what our addled teenaged minds always thought!) Shorter tracks are mighty nice too – a heady, heavy brew of Hammond and fierce guitar from Erik Brann, on cuts all penned by group leader Doug Ingle. Titles include "Termination", "My Mirage", "Flowers & Roses", and "Most Anything You Want". LP, Vinyl record album
(1841 Broadway yellow label pressing, including Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has some aging on the back.)
Also available In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... CD 3.99

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Ray LemaNangadeef ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, an index sticker, and a small trace of a price sticker.)

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Antonio NevesPegada Agora E Essa ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 26.98
That's Antonio Neves wielding a trombone on the cover – but the set's got elements that move way past his great work on that horn – drawn from very collaborative contributions from different members of the contemporary scene in Rio! The record's got a jazz basis at the core, but quickly explodes into a real style-shifting approach – that legacy of easily mixing modes that has been the hallmark of some of the most creative work from Brazil in recent decades – guided perfectly here by Neves on drums as well as trombone! Antonio sings on one track, and the record also features vocals at points from Leda, Alice Caymmi, Ana Frango Eletrico, and Marcos Esgulera – amidst a whole host of guest musicians too, including Edu Neves on flute, Leo Gandelman on alto, and Hamilton De Holanda on mandolin. Titles include "Lamento De Um Perplexo", "Forte Apache", "Simba", "A Pegada Agora E Essa", "Noite De Temporal", and "Jongo No Feudo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Orff/KeetmanStreetsong (Gassenhauer) – Carl Orff/Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden/Tolz Boy's Choir ... LP
BASF/Harmonia Mundi, 1975. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (Omplatten pressing) ... CD
Omplatten, 1970. Used ... $16.99
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish guitars and organ. But as the odd cover images on the front and back will attest, the band is still in a very creatively arty mode here – still working strongly with arranger Rogerio Duprat, in a wash of sounds and moods that fold contemporary music back upon itself with plenty of odd twists, turns, and surprises! Titles include "Desculpe Baby", "Oh Mulher Infiel", "Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor", "Hey Boy", "Halleluia", "Ave, Lucifer", and "Meu Refrigerador Nao Funciona". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hal Paige/James Wayne/Ursula Reed/Bob Gaddy/LarryHarlem Hit Parade – Old Town Blues Vol 2 ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Some of the most hard-hitting work ever recorded for the Old Town label – a selection of R&B tracks from Hal Paige & His Wailers, James Wayne, Ursula Reed, Bob Gaddy, and Larry Dale! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roberto Pregadio & Carlo CristalliniI Gabbiani Volano Basso ... CD
Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
A sweet 70s soundtrack that's filled with great little numbers – the kind of cuts that have a gentle groove and some really sweet keyboard lines – very much in the best spirit of classic work from the decade by contemporary Stelvio Cipriani! We've always loved the work of Roberto Pregadio, but he seems to have an extra special sort of sound here in the company of Carlo Cristallini – and the pair do a good job of moving between short numbers and longer tracks that balance out both the rhythms and the instrumental elements of the overall soundtrack! A few moments are a bit moody, a few are all-out funky – but overall there's a lightly stepping quality to the music that's really great, and which makes for a complete delight as the long soundtrack makes its way through 25 different selections – all presented in the top-shelf way that makes this label so wonderful. CD

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ToquinhoObrigado Vinicius ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2013. Used ... $12.99
A contemporary set, but one with a very classic bossa feel – maybe even more so than most other recent work from Toquinho! As you'd guess from the title, the album pays tribute to Toquinho's frequent musical partner of the 70s – poet and lyricist Vinicius De Moraes, the man whose words really opened up the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell, and many others! The set features some of the best tunes from the Vinicius songbook – sung by Toquinho alongside his own acoustic guitar, with some light jazzy backings that include a bit of alto sax and trombone. The main focus is on Toquinho, though – who really sounds great, and more personal and powerful than we remember in years. Titles include "Canto De Osshana", "Apelo", "Samba Em Preludio", "O Amor Em Paz", "Berimbau", "Eu Seu Que Vou Te Amar", and "Coisa Mais Linda". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousVoltaique Panoramique Vol 1 – Popular Music In Ouagadougou & Bobo Dioulasso 1968 to 1978 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Rare sounds from Burkina Faso – music that's often much rootsier than other popular African sounds of the time, but in a way that beautifully ties together older traditions and contemporary instrumentation! Much of the work here has some sort of electric component – either a guitar, bass, or organ line – but often used sparely, in a snakey way that dominates the tune and really sets the tone right from the start – then shifts in these subtle, hypnotic ways that are really compelling! The guitar is especially great – reflecting styles emerging at the same time in Mali and Ghana, but with less bluesy inflections, and a voice that's really unique in the long run. The package does a great job of digging up rare material – mostly issued only on 45s – and provides some helpful notes and label scans to augment our understanding of the music. Titles include "Woulouni" by Konde Mangue, "Yiri" by Echo Del Africa, "Aicha" by Jean Bernard Samboue", "Jeunesse Willa" by Abdoulaye Cisse, "Yamb Ne Y Capitale" by Pierre Sandwidi, "Rassemblement" by Traore Seydou, "La Guitare De Tinga" by Super Volta, and "Djougou Malola" by Volta Jazz. CD

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✨✧ RenegadesIt's Gotta B Funky ... CD
Underground, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
16 tracks of hip house, including "You're About To Witness", "It's Gotta B Funky", "It's A Rap Thing", "E's Late Once Again", "Ride The Break", "Ya Know I'm Gonna Git It" and "Talkin' Bout Rockin'". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dorival CaymmiColecao 10 Polegadas – Eu Vou P'ra Maracangalha/Cancoes Praieiras ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1954/1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 early 10" LPs by Dorival Caymmi – back to back on one CD! The set's a great way to catch the early genius of Caymmi – a mixture of the samba and romantic styles of the 50s, done with a style that's both more personal and more sophisticated than many other artists of the time. The songs are extremely well written, showing Caymmi to be one of Brazil's best songwriters of the time – and titles include "Maracangalha", "Roda Piao", "Vatapa", "Fiz Uma Viagem", "O Bem Do Mar", "O Mar", "Pescaria", "Saudade De Itapoan", "E Doce Morrer No Mar", and "Acontece Que Eu Sou Baiano". CD
(2002 pressing, CD is copy protected.)

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✨✧ Tema 3Madrugada 1:30 ... LP
Equipe (Brazil), 1969. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking piano trio from the end of the 60s – headed up by Brazilian jazz legend Gilson Peranzetta! Gilson's work has graced countless recent bossa revival sessions, as well as important 70s MPB albums – but this set was recorded back in 1969, when Peranzetta was a pianist trying to break out of the bossa stereotypes of the 60s generation. In doing so, he still used lots of the older trappings of bossa combo albums – sweet rhythms, gentle grooves, and lots of space for keyboard interplay – but he also worked in some more sophisticated arrangements, performed by additional horns on a number of tunes, working in small combo space the same kind of magic that Eumir Deodato would normally craft with a larger orchestra. The results are magically airy and appealing – and the set's a mix of original tunes and groovy covers, with titles that include "Samarina", "Manha Branca", "Afro", "Amazonas", "Watch What Happens", "Zond 5", "Sabia", and "Ela Vem De Volta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Whatmusic reissue pressing – still sealed, with hype sticker!)

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✨✧ Iron ButterflyUnconscious Power – An Anthology 1967 to 1971 (Heavy/In A Gadda Da Vida/Ball/Live/Metamorphosis/Fillmore East/bonus tracks) (7CD set) ... CD
Atco/Eclectic (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD ... Out Of Stock
A monstrous assortment of work from Iron Butterfly – one of the key groups in helping the American scene move from psych to hard rock at the end of the 60s! First up are mono and stereo mixes of Heavy – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding bass right up from the bottom, to create a blueprint for hard rock imitators in years to come – none of whom were able to match these guys' simple, direct approach – and their optimistic sense of power in their music. Many numbers often have this vocal interplay that really works wonderful with the fuzzy guitar lines – and titles include "Possession", "Unconscious Power", "So Lo", "Look For The Sun", "Stamped Ideas", "Fields Of The Sun", and a nice fuzzy funk version of "Get Out Of My Life Woman". Next is the stereo mix of In A Gadda Da Vida – the album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years later! "In A Gadda Da Vida" was shortened to a single – with the big hook intact – but this classic album version runs for 17 minutes in length, and has the group doing all these cool jams with their instruments – all the animals in the garden of Eden talking to each other (or at least that's what our addled teenaged minds always thought!) Shorter tracks are mighty nice too – a heady, heavy brew of Hammond and fierce guitar from Erik Brann, on cuts all penned by group leader Doug Ingle. Titles include "Termination", "My Mirage", "Flowers & Roses", and "Most Anything You Want". Next is the stereo mix of Ball – a killer classic from Iron Butterfly – a group who always had way more to offer than their hits, as you'll find out when dipping into this full length set! The album's worth it alone for the organ lines – which kind of take off from the territory of The Doors, but are often more unusual – and mixed with vocals that can have an eerie sensibility, but without ever sounding indulgent! The music's not pop psych, but it's also never too full of itself – and titles include "In The Crowds", "In The Time Of Our Lives", "Soul Experience", "Lonely Boy", "Belda Beast", and "Filled With Fear". Next are mono and stereo mixes of Live – great live document of the heady power of Iron Butterfly – with titles that include "You Can't Win", "Are You Happy", "In A Gadda Da Vida", "Filled With Fear", and "In The Time Of Our Lives". Next is Metamorphosis – a record that's not a complete metamorphosis for Iron Butterfly, but one that definitely has the group stretching out with even more force and confidence than before! The group were maybe one of the few to come to hard rock via psych, instead of the blues rock path that so many others took at the time – and that difference is key here, as the songs really resonate with the potential for trippiness, but have this great sense of focus – one that makes the vocals sound even more potent than ever. There's still plenty of great organ work too – and titles include "Free Flight", "Shady Lady", "Best Years Of Our Life", "Slower Than Guns", and "Stone Believer". The set also features the 2CD 1968 Fillmore East set – an unreleased live performance from Iron Butterfly – one that captures the group at their late 60s height, in front of a very heady crowd at The Fillmore East! The recording quality is great – very clear, and different than the group's studio albums – with maybe even a bit more focus on the vocals of Doug Ingle, and the guitar lines of Erik Brann – in a way that lifts them out of the bottom sound a bit more, and presents the group in a whole new sort of focus! Plus, the brief patter from the stage also really helps us get an idea of how a trippy band like this could hold such great sway over a crowd at the time – energy that doesn't seem to stop at all, through the 2CD set's presentation of material from four different shows, on two nights of recording. Titles include "Are You Happy", "Stamped Ideas", "Fields Of Sun", "You Can't Win", "Unconscious Power", "My Mirage", "Her Favorite Style", "Possession", "Iron Butterfly Theme", and the mighty "In A Gadda Da Vida". CD set also features more tracks from singles, new remastering, a poster, and a big booklet of notes! CD

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✨✧ Francis HimeChoro Rasgado ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records in years from Brazilian songwriter Francis Hime! Hime's singing and playing piano on the album – in a set of warm jazzy arrangements, produced with a rich style that brings out all the complexity in Hime's work. The feel here is similar to recent work by Moacir Santos – in that it's got a presentation that's somewhat classic, handled with a style that opens up the songs in surprising and delightful ways. Titles include "Maracana", "Gente Carioca", "Choro Rasgado", "Flor No Lago", "Duas Faces", "Velho Moinho", "Luz Da Manha", and "Soneto A Quatro Maos". CD

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✨✧ Paris Gadjo ClubCafe Du Brasil 2 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful mix of styles – the gypsy swing of the Paris jazz world of the 30s, mixed with older tunes from the world of Brazilian music – all presented here in a blend that works surprisingly well together! The groove often takes most of its rhythm from non-percussion instrumentation – guitar and bass – and the melodies are carried by more work on guitar, plus clarinet and melodica, the last of which sounds especially great here – a really unusual addition to the songs, but one that comes off wonderfully! The set includes tunes by Joao Donato, Marcos Valle, Antonio Carlos Jibm, and others – and titles include "Saudade De Bahia", "Fim De Sonho", "Aquarela Do Brasil", "Triste", "As Rosas Nao Falam", "Sambou Sambou", and "Samba De Verao". CD

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Antonio Adolfo & Carol SaboyaAo Vivo ... CD
Kuarup/Points South, 2006. Used ... $6.99
The lovely Carol Saboya gets some great jazz-based backing here from Brazilian piano legend (and father) Antonio Adolfo – leading a small combo on this live date, and making Carol sound even better than usual! The set begins with Adolfo working through some instrumental passages, then Saboya slides in and warms the tunes up nicely with her great vocals – boldly soaring one minute, then dropping back into more intimate lyrics the next. Titles include "Bonita", "Canto De Ossanha", "Corrida De Jangada", "Sa Marina", "Milagre", "Insensatez", "O Cantador", "Voce E Eu", and "Passarim/Chovendo Na Roseira". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bad BrainsBad Brains ... LP
Roir/ORG, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.99
A hell of a record from one of the key groups who put the "hard" in the American hardcore scene – and a record that's so blisteringly intense, we still sometimes have to check to make sure we've got it on the right speed! Although Bad Brains may fly the flag of the Rastas, and definitely claim a reggae influence – the record manages to both blow away the work of the LA scene with its full-on hardcore tracks, and the UK scene with the group's few reggae-styled numbers. The original was only issued as a cassette, but that hasn't stopped it from being one of the key punk records of the time – and titles include "Sail On", "Don't Need It", "Attitude", "The Regulator", "Banned In DC", "Jah Calling", "Supertouch/Shitfit", "Leaving Babylon", "Fearless Vampire Killers", "I", "Big Take Over", "Pay To Cum", "Right Brigade", "I Luv I Jah", and "Intro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bad BrainsRock For Light ... LP
PVC/ORG, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
A seminal album from The Bad Brains – and a set that forever shaped the sound of hardcore in the 80s! These guys are incredibly tight throughout – no doubt because of some previous work in jazz – but they never get overindulgent or too jammy at all – and instead deliver this blinding, blistering version of hardcore that really blows away some of the lesser-trained groups in the underground at the time – full of fire and fierce determination, with a force that's still being felt all these many years later! And despite their rasta roots, there's hardly any reggae-styled moments here – really just a few tracks amidst the triple-time numbers – and probably less than you'd find on an early 80s Clash album! Titles include "Banned In DC", "Sailin' On", "At The Movies", "Right Brigade", "Supertouch", "FVK", "Coptic times", "How Low Can A Punk Get", and "Big Takeover" – and oddly, the whole thing was produced by Ric Ocasek too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 1983 mix!)

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Carlos BarrettoLokomotiv ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2003. Used ... $6.99
With Francois Corneloup (baritone sax), Mario Delgado (guitars), Jose Selgueiro (drums). CD
(Out of print.)

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Jane BirkinBest Of Jane Birkin (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99 18.99
With a career that spans decades, it might be a bit hard to sum up the best of Jane Birkin in one collection – but this overstuffed 3CD set does a pretty fantastic job! The package begins with lots of material from Jane's early years as a young English singer, crashing the French pop scene – famously working with Serge Gainsbourg, who would sometimes duet with Jane on tracks, sometimes just write and produce – a genre-setting partnership that provided the world with some really fantastic music. Yet Birkin also had other musical partners too, and continued with a great run of material in the years after Serge left the planet – as you'll hear here in collaborations with Etienne Daho, Mickey 3D, and others. 3CD set is overflowing with great cuts – titles that include "La Decadanse", "Di Doo Dah", "Mon Amour Baiser", "Haine Pour Aime", "Baby Lou", "Les Dessous Chics, "Des Ils Et Des Elles", "Physique Et Sans Issue", "Etre Ou Ne Pas Naitre", "Quoi", "Baby Alone In Babylon", "Le Mal Interieur", "Couleur Cafe", "Les Cles Du Paradis", "Palais Royale", "69 Annee Erotique", "Je M'Apelle Jane", "L'Autre Moi", "Si Tout Etait Faux", "Le Chanson De Prevert", "Pull Marine", "Yesterday Yes A Day", "Ballade De Johnny Jane", "Ex Fan Des Sixties", "La Gadoue", and lots lots more. CD

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Jane BirkinMes Images Privees De Serge (2CD & DVD) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs & DVD ... $26.99
A moving tribute to the late, great Serge Gainsbourg – served up in a mix of film and songs from his famous partner Jane Birkin! The set features a DVD directed by Jane – a 40 minute documentary filled with private images of Serge, laid out in a very loving tribute – and it's packaged with 2CDs' worth of music recorded with Serge in duet, or with lots of Gainsbourg help as both a writer or producer. Includes a rare alternate take of "Jane B" from 1968, plus "Rocking Chair", "Nicotine", "Exercice En Forme De Z", "Yesterday Yes A Day", "Ex Fan Des Sixties", "Di Doo Dah", "La Decadanse", "Baby Lou", "Quoi", "Et Quand Bien Meme", "Raccrochez C'Est Une Horreur", and lots more – including live versions of "Un Chose Entre Autres" and "Ces Petitis Riens" – and the song "La Gadoue" done with Les Negresses Vertes. CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)

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Angela BofillAngie ... LP
Buddah/Arista, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
Angela Bofill's sublime first album – a mixture of jazzy soul and soulful jazz, all put together with a sound that's really a cut above most of her contemporaries! As with Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman, there's a sophistication to Angela's sound here that indicates roots in much hipper territory that were still pulling strongly on her work for this mainstream set – a sound that runs deeper than you might expect for such a commercially successful record, and which has really kept it alive for years. Part of the strength of the set is the jazzy backings given the music – arranged by Dave Grusin, and carried off by himself on keyboards, with other players who include Eric Gale on guitar, Dave Valentin on reeds, Steve Gadd on drums, and Ralph MacDonald on percussion. There's a warmly glowing feel to the record that's neither slick or commercial – and titles include "Children Of The World United", "Summer Days", "Rough Times", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", and "The Only Thing I Would Wish For". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining and waviness from moisture along the bottom, a bit of peeling inside the gatefold and a name in pen on the front, back and labels.)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsThat's The Way It Should Be ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... $2.99
A surprising mid 90s comeback for Booker T & The MGs – a session that reunites Booker T on Hammond, Steve Cropper on guitar, and Donald Duck Dunn on bass – with additional drums from either Steve Jordan or James Gadson! The sound is somewhat in the classic Stax mode of years back – in that most tracks are spare instrumentals with lots of lines from the organ and guitar – spun out over rhythms that are never too complicated, and which have the stepping soul instrumental quality of the Memphis scene from years back. But the sound is also somewhat different too – produced with a bit more "room" than in the Stax days, and with a sound on the organ that's not as low-end as before – a bit brighter overall. Still, the record's a lot better than you might expect for the time – a nicely restrained effort that tries to hearken back to the old days. Titles include "I Can't Stand The Rain", "Camel Ride", "Let's Wait Awhile", "Gotta Serve Somebody", "Slip Slidin", "Mo Greens", and "Just My Imagination". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Lo BorgesHarmonia ... CD
Ultra (Brazil), 2010. Used ... $14.99 18.99
We first fell in love with the music of Lo Borges when he started working with Milton Nascimento back in the 70s – and since that time, he's never faltered a bit – turning out compellingly creative work like this for the past few decades! It's always a few years between Borges records, but it's always worth the wait – as his sound is so mature, so well put-together you can definitely feel the thought and care that's gone into the process. This time around, he seems to return to some of the spacious, wide-ranging modes he was exploring back in the 70s – that cascading sound that always seems to work both speakers in our stereo to their fullest, wrapping us up with a magnificent sort of presence that goes well beyond the simple barriers of language. Guitars are nice and fuzzy, Lo's vocals are great, and titles include "Viva", "Imaginaria", "Caminho", "Chegado", "Cordao De Ouro", "Transparente", "Suite Imaginaria", and "Fronteira". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stanley ClarkeI Wanna Play For You ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A wickedly funky album from Stanley Clarke – perhaps his most fully-formed album of the Columbia years, and a set that really brings together his jazz and soul styles! There's a definite R&B vibe going on, but it's also one that's still quite heavy on bass work from Stanley – a groove that's not far from Bootsy Collins at times, but perhaps with a bit more jazz inflections. Jamming is kept to a minimum, which is fine by us – and the album's filled with really tuneful tunes that have an almost George Duke-like appeal. Guests include Tom Scott and Stan Getz on saxes, George Duke on piano, Harvey Mason and Steve Gadd on drums, and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals. Titles include "I Wanna Play For You", "Just A Feeling", "Strange Weather", "My Greatest Hits", "School Days", and "Blues For Mingus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Chick CoreaFriends ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
There's Smurfs on the cover of this one, but the album's no cartoony effort – and is instead one of the nicest Chick Corea albums of the 70s! The sound here is nicely restrained from some of Chick's more ambitious records – and is done in a way that almost recalls some of Bob James' best mellow moments on CTI – with Chick playing Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano in the lead, and working with a hip quartet that includes Joe Farrell on saxes and flute, Steve Gadd on percussion, and Eddie Gomez on bass! The round, warm tones of Gomez's bass give the album a wonderfully soulful feel – and Chick himself really responds to the great company on the session, by hitting a sound that's arguably even hipper than some of his previous albums. Titles include "Waltse For Dave", "Samba Song", "Sicily", "Cappucino", "Children's Song #15", "The One Step", and "Friends". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gal CostaGal Tropical ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Light and lively work from the great Gal Costa – a set that's light years away from her Tropicalia experiments of a decade before, but which is equally beautiful in its own sort of way! First off, Gal's vocals are amazing – more expressive and dynamic than in the early days – with a range of different emotions that comes off wonderfully, and without some of the heaviness of some of her contemporaries – such as Maria Bethania. The arrangements, while not entirely tropical, mix together jazz choro modes with more contemporary touches – providing a surprisingly strong, sparkling backdrop for the lyrics! The album features a nice remake of "India", plus the tracks "Forca Estranha", "Olha", "Meu Nome E Gal", "Balance", and "Samba Rasgado". CD

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Fafa De BelemAtrevida ... LP
Sigia (Brazil), 1986. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Titles include "Meu Homem", "Atrevida", "Cavalgada", "Memorias", "Doce Misterio", and "Mulheres Do Brasil". LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy Defranco featuring Gordie FlemingWaterbed ... LP
Choice, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A really cool 70s album from reedman Buddy DeFranco – and one that resonates strongly with some of his groovy 60s work with Gumina! As with those records, this one features both clarinet and accordion – the former by Buddy, the latter by Gordie Fleming – used here in a match that's surprisingly strong all the way through, with this great blend of sharper tones and warmer colors – augmented by electric bass work from Michel Donato, and work on drums by Peter Magadini! The accordion has all these cool chromatic elements – similar to the way the instrument could be recorded at its best by the MPS label – and titles include "The Dreaded Lergy", "Uncle Horsley Writhes Again", "Waterbed", "Sunnyside Beach", and "Lush Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has top seam split, light wear & aging.)

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DeodatoFirst Cuckoo ... LP
MCA, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Key proof that Deodato kept on making great records after leaving CTI Records – and in a way, the kind of set that allowed him a bit more freedom to grow than some of his contemporaries! The vibe here is a bit tighter than before, but in a way that makes many numbers even funkier – played by small combos on all tunes, with players that include Hubert Laws, Steve Gadd, John Tropea, and other early 70s fusion heavyweights – all jamming with Deodato's great work on electric piano and clavinet! There's a great variety of material here, but as usual with Deodato, even familiar tunes get really transformed – in this case into soulful fusion numbers with a sound that we never would have expected! Titles include "Caravan", "Funk Yourself", "Crabwalk", "First Cuckoo", and versions of Marcos Valle's "Adam's Hotel" and Led Zep's "Black Dog"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a small split on one corner, and a name in pen. Labels have a name in pen.)

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Al Di MeolaElegant Gypsy/Casino ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $8.99 20.98
Two full fusion classics from Al Di Meola – back to back on a single CD! Elegant Gypsy really features DiMeola moving into some very dynamic territory – jamming out heavy on a mix of electric and acoustic guitars, with additional help from Paco DeLucia on acoustic at points. The instrumentation also features heavy electric piano from Jan Hammer, other keyboards from Barry Miles, bass from Anthony Jackson, and drums from Steve Gadd and Lenny White – all fusion powerhouse players who really take over the groove at times, but still leave enough room on the record for some gentler sounds from Paco and Al. Titles include "Elegant Gypsy Suite", "Flight Over Rio", "Midnight Tango", and "Race With Devil On Spanish Highway". Casino has a smaller, tighter lineup than some of Al DiMeola's other records of the time, but the overall sound is still pretty far-reaching – thanks to a mix of keyboards from Barry Miles, and a blistering array of acoustic and electric guitars from Al himself! Steve Gadd propels the group withs ome very heavy drums, and Anthony Jackson plays bass – on titles that include "Egyptian Danza", "Chasin The Voodoo", "Senor Mouse", "Casino", and "Fantasia Suite For Two Guitars". CD

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Luiz EcaSerie Bis Bossa Nova ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1960s. Used 2CDs ... $19.99
Rare early work from the leader of the Tamba Trio – pianist Luiz Eca, one of Brazil's greatest arrangers! The 2CD set brings together 28 tracks from Luiz' years at the Odeon and Copacabana record labels – material recorded away from the Tamba Trio, in a host of dreamy styles that includes 60s bossa and easy instrumental, and which is always handled with the dark genius that's made Eca far far more than just a simple pop arranger. Most tunes have Eca's piano out front in the mix, but there's also a complicated set of arrangements that drapes the tunes in instrumental trappings that shift breezily with each tune, ever shifting to amaze and delight! Titles include "Cais", "Stella By Starlight", "Out Of Nowhere", "Adios", "Construcao", "Nao Faz Assim", "Melancolia", "Na Madrugada", "Viola Enluarda", "Nao Tenho Lagrimas", "Chovendo Na Roseira", "Nova Ilusao", and "Eu Preciso De Voce". CD
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✨✧ Joe FarrellPenny Arcade/Upon This Rock/Canned Funk ... CD
BGO (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 19.99
3 killer CTI classics from Joe Farrell in a 2CD set! Penny Arcade has grooves so sharp you could cut your trousers on them! Farrell's angular reed style is in perfect form here – grooving with a small group that includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Joe Beck on guitar, Steve Gadd on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – a combo that's got a harder, tighter feel than most CTI groups – a key reason why Joe's records of this time are so legendary! Includes a version of Stevie Wonder's "Too High" – one that breaks all over the beginning with these riffs by Farrell, then grooves into a CTI electric funk mode for about 13 minutes. All tracks are long – and other tracks include "Hurricane Jane", "Geo Blue", "Penny Arcade", and "Cloud Cream". Upon This Rock is another massive set from the funky reedman – with a lean, edgy groove to the set that's totally great. One cut features a guest group – with Herbie Hancock on piano, Steve Gadd on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – and the album includes the massively break-heavy title cut "Upon This Rock", plus "Seven Seas", "I Won't Be Back", and "Weathervane". There's nothing canned on Canned Funk – as the sound, style, and groove of the record is as fresh and freaky as the classic image on the cover! The sax lines are as angular as the rhythms – tight, choppy, and completely funky – no wonder the record's a CTI classic that folks have dug for years! Tracks are all nice and long – and titles include "Canned Funk", "Animal", and "Spoken Silence". CD

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Michael FranksBurchfield Nines ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Great songs, great vocals, great instrumentation, and another late 70s classic from Michael Franks – one of the few mainstream masters of understatement in his generation! As on all his best albums, the style here is a subtle blend of jazz and pop with a bit of a Brazilian inspiration – kind of a more mainstream take on styles that Bob Dorough and Blossom Dearie had first put forth, with all the sort of hip songwriting that sort of reference might imply. Deodato's at the helm of the arrangements here – keeping things lean and clean, and using key contributions from players like Leon Pendarvis, John Tropea, Steve Gadd, and Bud Shank to flesh out the jazzier side of Franks' sound. Titles include "Wrestle A Live Nude Girl", "In Search Of The Perfect Shampoo", "Vivaldi's Song", "Dear Little Nightingale", "When The Cookie Jar Is Empty", "A Robinsong", and "Meet Me In The Deerpark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a name in pen on both sides, and some price sticker remnants. Labels have some pen.)

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David FriesenStar Dance ... LP
Inner City, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the more compelling sessions from the left side of the Inner City jazz label of the 70s – work that's partly fusion, but with plenty of aspects that push it far from the mainstream! Leader David Friesen plays acoustic bass on the set, but he's in a group with John Stowell on electric guitar, and the mighty Steve Gadd on drums – whose propulsive approach really drives the sound of the record strongly on some of the group numbers. Reedman Paul McCandless plays oboe and English horn, both unusual choices, but instruments that work well here – with an angularity that matches soprano sax usage in fusion during the 70s, although a bit warmer at times. Tracks are somewhat short, and include some really compelling solo numbers – recorded with a wonderfully round, soulful sound. Titles include "Winter's Fall", "Duet & Dialogue", "Mountain Streams", "A Little Child's Poem", "1 Rue Brey", "Star Dance", and "Children Of The Kingdom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Stan GetzApasionado ... CD
A&M, 1990. Used ... $2.99
A late record by Stan Getz – one of his last – recorded with Herb Alpert and Eddie Del Barrio arranging – a record with a some surprisingly wonderful sax solos by Stan given the late date – and a surprisingly tight sound given the extended roster of players! The sound is pretty polished as a whole, which doesn't squander Stan's work, and the clean & lean vibe features contributors such as Del Barrio on synth, Kenny Baron on piano, Paulinho Da Costa on percussion, Oscar Castro Neves on guitar, a George Bohanon & Reginald Young on trombone, Rick Bapist and others on trumpet, and more. Titles include "Apasionado", "Coba", "Waltz For Stan", "Espanola", "Madrugada", "Amoruous Cat", "Midnight Ride" and "Lonely Lady". CD
(Promo stamp on disc.)

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Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1968) ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1968. Used ... $6.99
A bold leap forward from Gilberto Gil – his first album recorded during the Tropicalia years, and an amazing collaboration with arranger Rogerio Duprat! The album's got a sound that really bridges scenes in Brazil – elements of older folkloric musics, folded with samba rhythms, folded again with psychedelic touches from Os Mutantes – who also help out on the set – all wrapped together with a sound so revolutionary, it still crackles with energy all these many years later! The sound and style are impossible to describe accurately, which is part of the charm of the record – and it's key placement as one of the prime musical texts of the Tropicalia years. Titles include "Marginalia II", "Luzia Luluza", "Pega A Voga, Cabeludo", "Frevo Rasgado", "Domingou", and "Domingo No Parque". CD
Also available Gilberto Gil (1968) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1968) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A bold leap forward from Gilberto Gil – his first album recorded during the Tropicalia years, and an amazing collaboration with arranger Rogerio Duprat! The album's got a sound that really bridges scenes in Brazil – elements of older folkloric musics, folded with samba rhythms, folded again with psychedelic touches from Os Mutantes – who also help out on the set – all wrapped together with a sound so revolutionary, it still crackles with energy all these many years later! The sound and style are impossible to describe accurately, which is part of the charm of the record – and it's key placement as one of the prime musical texts of the Tropicalia years. Titles include "Marginalia II", "Luzia Luluza", "Pega A Voga, Cabeludo", "Frevo Rasgado", "Domingou", and "Domingo No Parque". CD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Barca Grande", "A Coisa Mais Linda Que Existe", "Questao De Ordem", and "A Luta Contra A Lata Ou A Falencia Do Cafe". CD
Also available Gilberto Gil (1968) ... CD 6.99

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Eddie GomezGomez ... LP
Interface (Japan), 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the few albums we've ever seen as a leader from Eddie Gomez – the bassist whose work with Bill Evans and others was such a huge contribution to jazz in the late 60s and 1970s! Eddie's working here in a trio format that's a fair bit more harder-grooving than his years with Evans – a lineup that includes Chick Corea on both acoustic piano and keyboards, Steve Gadd on drums, and some additional guitar on a few tracks from Kazumi Watanabe – playing here with a restrained quality that's much appreciated in the format of the record. Gadd's heavy bottom makes a number of the tunes snap along nicely, followed by powerful keys from Chick – and Gomez's bass hits some of the fuller tones we remember from his work with Jeremy Steig many years before. Titles include "Dabble Vision", "Zimmermann", "Pops & Alma", "Ginkakuji", and "We Will Meet Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi and insert! Cover has light wear.)

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Dave GrusinOut Of The Shadows ... LP
GRP, 1982. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99 9.99
Dave Grusin's definitely out of the shadows here – after years of session work, soundtrack music, and other arrangements – finally beginning to shine in the limelight as a jazz musician on his own! The set's got a nice sort of vibe – not the too-smooth later sound of the GRP label, and instead this nice balance of electric keyboards and acoustic piano – delivered with help from key contemporaries who include Lee Ritenour on guitar and Steve Gadd on drums! Production is nicely understated – and titles include the mellow stepper "Serengeti Walk", plus "Last Train To Paradiso", "She Could Be Mine", "Crystal Morning", "Hokkaido", and "Sweetwater Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese JVC pressing, with obi and insert. Obi has some torn and bent portions.)

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Gun ClubDanse Kalimba Boom – Live In Pandora's Box ... LP
Megadisc (Holland), 1984. Sealed ... $24.99
Recorded live at Pandora's Music Box in De Doelen, Rotterdam. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... $5.99
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD version features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Rock Skippin", and the track "Unfinished Business". CD

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Jim HallConcierto ... LP
CTI, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold Japanese pressing – LAX 3186, with insert.)
Also available Concierto ... CD 5.99

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Derrick Harriott & The CrystalitesUndertaker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A massive package – the full rare Undertaker album from Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites, plus an insane amount of bonus tracks too! The core album is instrumental – a wicked set of rhythms from The Crystalites, a group who have a vibe that's right up there with the best of the late 60s Kingston scene, but a groove that's definitely their own – almost a razor's edge to some of the rhythms, as they snap through some excellent late rocksteady/early reggae modes! Harriott produced, and adds in all these cool touches and sounds that almost predate some of the later experimental modes of Lee Scratch Perry. Titles include "The Undertaker", "Bombshell", "Biafra", "The Bad", "Lady Madonna", "Fistful Of Dollars", "The Barefoot Brigade", and "Dr Who". 2CD set features 14 more instrumental tracks from The Crystalites – plus 27 more Harriott-produced numbers, including work by Rudy Mills, Junior Murvin, Keith & Tex, The Chuckles, Eric Donaldson, Pat Satchmo, Tinga & Ernie, and The Ethiopians. CD

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Iron ButterflyHeavy ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Heavy sounds from Iron Butterfly – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding bass right up from the bottom, to create a blueprint for hard rock imitators in years to come – none of whom were able to match these guys' simple, direct approach – and their optimistic sense of power in their music. Many numbers often have this vocal interplay that really works wonderful with the fuzzy guitar lines – and titles include "Possession", "Unconscious Power", "So Lo", "Look For The Sun", "Stamped Ideas", "Fields Of The Sun", and a nice fuzzy funk version of "Get Out Of My Life Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple and tan label stereo pressing. Cover is lightly stained along the spine.)

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Milt JacksonSunflower/Goodbye ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two CTI label gems from vibist Milt Jackson – back to back on a single CD! Sunflower is proof that Milt Jackson was easily the hippest member of the Modern Jazz Quartet – and one of the few who could really open up into different sounds away from that combo! This sweet 70s set for CTI is totally great – a whole new chapter for Jackson's vibes, and a real re-setting of the soulful modes he'd explored as a leader in the 60s. There's a wonderfully warm and chromatic feel to the set from the start – as Milt's vibes are set in fuller arrangements from Don Sebesky – with added instrumentation from Herbie Hancock on electric piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Phil Bodner on reeds. The highlight of the album is a nice long take on "People Make The World Go Round", but it's all pretty sweet, and other titles include nice versions of "Sunflower" and "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life" – and Jackson's own "SKJ" and "For Someone I Love". Goodbye is classic work from vibist Milt Jackson – opening up his bag a lot for the 70s, in a way that makes for some wonderfully casual grooves! The album's not as moodily funky as some of Jackson's other CTI records, but it is a nice batch of laidback tunes played with a distinctly soulful edge – handled by a group that features Cedar Walton on piano, Hubert Laws on flute, Ron Carter bass, Steve Gadd drums – and some guest trumpet from Freddie Hubbard on the track "SKJ". Other titles include "Opus De Funk", "Detour Ahead","Goodbye", and "Old Devil Moon". CD

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Bob JamesHeads ... LP
Tappan Zee, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
Heads or tails, it's a winner every time – as the record's one of the last clear moments of genius from keyboardist Bob James in the 70s! The sound here is stepping out a bit more from Bob's earlier sides on CTI, but there's still plenty of great keyboard work to make the album worth seeking out – as well as that unusual James approach to rhythm, which often makes tunes come across with lots of angular moments and darker corners, no matter how smooth the overall production might sound. Other players here include Richard Tee, Ralph MacDonald, Randy Brecker, Alphonso Johnson, and Steve Gadd – and titles include the seminal break track "Night Crawler", plus "Heads", "We're All Alone", "I'm In You", and "One Loving Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jay-ZBlueprint ... CD
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 2001. Used ... $7.99
A heck of a comeback for Jay-Z – and a record that definitely stands as the blueprint promised in the title – not just for Jay-Z's career in years to come, but also for that of Kanye West and Just Blaze – who both contribute key work here on the production tip! The set's a long one, but it's also very focused – not padded out with lots of skits, party tracks, or guest appearances (only one feature on the whole thing – with Eminem) – and instead really bringing back a level of lyrical skill that Jay-Z had been lagging a bit on previous albums. Certainly a great start to a decade of renewed importance – with titles that include "Takeover", "The Ruler's Back", "Izzo (HOVA)", "Girls Girls Girls", "U Don't Know", "Heart Of The City (Ain't No Love)", "Renegade", "Blueprint", "Hola Hovito", and "Song Cry". CD
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Jo JonesDrums By Jo Jones – The Historic & Legendary Jazz Drumming Sessions ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.99
Some of the coolest recordings ever made by the legendary Jo Jones – two albums that were initially presented almost as jazz instruction material, but which more than stand strongly on their own as solo drum session! Jones is already a well-known force in jazz – but hearing him like this, you'll be even more surprised at his talents – as the recordings not only feature Jo working through a huge amount of rhythms and changes, but also performing tributes to some of his favorite jazz drummers in the second half of the set! Many numbers feature spoken introductions by Jones, and the whole thing almost feels like some intimate session – but the strength of his performance is tremendous, and the lack of other instruments really let you hear that amazing way that Jo had of working all over the space of the drum kit. Titles include "Latin Rhythms", "Drum Solo No 1", "Basics Gadgets Effects", "Baby Dodds", "Making Changes", "Colours", "Chick Webb", "Baby Lovett", "Walter Johnson", "Sonny Greer", "Unnamed Drummer From St Louis", and "Rim Shots/Tom Tom". CD

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Azar LawrenceShadow Dancing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Riza/Tidal Waves, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
An obscure set from Azar Lawrence – self-produced and self-arranged, in a smooth modern soul mode that's kind of an 80s extension of his work in the 70s for Prestige. There's a definite R&B groove on most tracks, and vocalist Coco Evans sings on 2 of the album's 8 tracks – and an undercurrent of bass heavy funk all the way through! Lawrence is on reeds, and other players in the group include Leo Nocentelli on guitar and James Gadson on drums. Titles include "Keep It Hot", "Your Love Is Keeping Me Alive", "Magic In The Night", "Shadow Dancing", "One More Time", and "Inside Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Hubert LawsMorning Star/Carnegie Hall/Chicago Theme ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 19.99
A trio of CTI classics from reedman Hubert Laws! First up is Morning Star – one of the most sublime Hubert Laws albums for CTI – a set that features his incredibly soulful flute work floating over these beautiful large arrangements by Don Sebesky – all ticked by some sweet electric piano from Bob James! The sound is perfect – that balance of soul and sophistication that really made CTI a groundbreaking label at this point – and which made it a perfect place for a hip artist like Hubert to really hit his stride! And in fact, Laws may not have ever hit this height again – as even though later albums are all still pretty great, and plenty soulful, this set's got an extra something special that we never tire of hearing! Titles include "No More", "Morning Star", "Let Her Go", and "What Do You Think Of This World Now?". The next album features maybe some of the coolest music ever recorded at Carnegie Hall – a wonderful venue that's perfect for the blend of soul and space of the CTI Records years of Hubert Laws! Laws' lead lines on flute really stretch out beautifully in the setting – given ample room to roam amidst a lineup that features Dave Friedman on vibes, Ron Carter on bass, and Bob James on piano and electric piano – all on tracks that have the same open, breathy quality as Hubert's sublime Afro Classic album. Like that set, there's a subtle dose of funk in the mix, but more focus on an airier mode up top – stretched out beautifully over a medley of Chick Corea's "Windows" and "Fire & Rain" – and on a 20 minute take of "Passacaglia In C Minor". Chicago Theme is one of Hubert Laws' funkiest records for CTI – recorded with a full group funky style that's plenty darn great, and a lot harder-hitting than some of Hubert's more laidback sessions for the label! Arrangements are by Bob James and Laws – working here with a large batch of players who come together beautifully, almost in the style of a funky 70s cop show soundtrack! James plays keyboards, and other players include George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker, Don Grolnick, and Ron Carter – on titles that include James' own "Chicago Theme", a great cover of "Midnight At The Oasis" with wonderful drums from Steve Gadd, who also kicks it nice and large on Laws' own "I Had A Dream". Other tracks include "Going Home", "I Had A Dream", and "Inflation Chaser". CD

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✨✧ Hubert Laws/George BensonIn The Beginning/In Concert Carnegie Hall ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1974/1976. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 14.99
A split CTI package – with a record apiece by Hubert Laws and George Benson! Hubert Laws is first with In The Beginning – moody work from one of the most groundbreaking flute players of the 70s – and a real standout in the legendary catalog of CTI Records! Hubert Laws was not only richly talented, but he was also capable of a large number of styles – and this double-length set for CTI has him moving past the electric funky jazz that was the usual manner of the label. The set features backing by a range of different keyboardists – from Bob James, to Clare Fisher, to Richard Tee – plus tenor by Ronnie Laws, percussion by Airto, drums by Steve Gadd, and guitar by Gene Bertonicini. All tracks are long, and the material spans funk, jazz, and even a bit of classically influenced playing. Titles include "Mean Lene", "Restoration", "Moment's Notice", and "Reconciliation", and "In The Beginning". Next up is George Benson In Concert Carnegie Hall – one of his hardest-hitting albums of the time! In a way, the record returns George to his early years at CTI – particularly the album Beyond The Blue Horizon – as the set's got a stripped down smaller group, working in a tight blend of electric jazzy bits that's very nice! Ronnie Foster lays down some great keyboards on the set, Hubert Laws is on flute, and George himself plays a hollow body with a nice soulful tone – stretching out on some straight jazz on most cuts, but also hitting a few of his smoother notes from the mid 70s. Titles include "Sky Dive", "Take Five", "Octane", "Summertime", and "Gone". CD

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Edu LoboMestres Da MPB ... CD
Continental (Brazil), 1980. Used ... $2.99 4.99
A collection of Edu Lobo's work for Warner Brothers – featuring titles from the Limite Das Aquas session, recorded around 1980. The set's a great one if you like Lobo's work – as it takes all of the penchant for complicated jazzy and baroque scoring of earlier years, and filters it through a Egberto Gismonti-like approach to songwriting, one that takes Lobo's rich talents into a whole new dimension! Jazzy grooves mix with thoughtful vocal numbers – and the whole thing's another great set from one of our favorite Brazilian artists ever! Titles include "Negro, Negro", "Gingado Dobrado", "Limite Das Aquas", "Cinco Criancas", "Segue O Coracoa", and "Repente". CD
(Out of print.)

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Manhattan Jazz QuintetMy Favorite Things – Live In Tokyo ... CD
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1987. Used ... $14.99
The Manhattan Jazz Quintet play live in Tokyo – quite a good fit, given that most of their albums of the time were originally produced just for the Japanese market! The group's at their rock-solid best – with rhythms that are complex, yet always right on the money – thanks to piano and arrangements from David Matthews, plus bass from Eddie Gomez and drums from the great Steve Gadd! Gomez's inflections carve out these wonderful soulful elements in the music, which are deepened greatly by the talents of Lew Soloff on trumpet and George Young on tenor – both musicians who could sometimes be lost in larger groups, but who emerge as the key voice of the quintet. All arrangements are by Matthews – and titles include "Recado Bossa Nova", "Pina Colada", "What's Cooking", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "My Favorite Things". CD
(Out of print, Japanese pressing.)

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Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTezeta ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
Maybe the greatest record we've ever heard from Ethio keyboard legend Hailu Mergia – a sweet set of jazz recorded in the mid 70s, with a vibe that still sounds fantastic after all these years! The groove here is the sort that so many other contemporary groups have been picking up on recent recordings – unusual slow-stepping rhythms, mixed with exotic keyboard lines that often run up and down the scale – sometimes feeling more like some sort of cosmic current than the work of a set of fingers on the keys – even when the group move into some more soul-based modes! The whole thing is wonderful – just the right touches from horns and guitar – and titles include "Gumegum", "Ou OU Ta", "Aya Belew Belew", "Tezeta", "Endegena", and "Zengadyw Derekou". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marisa MonteMM ... LP
EMI/Polysom (Brazil), 1989. New Copy ... $36.99 About September 22, 2022 (delayed)
The first album by Marisa, and one that's got a more straight-ahead feel than some of her later work. The record is a live recording (odd for a first album!) that has Marisa backed by a nice group that includes Roberto Alves on piano – and the set list includes a version of Os Mutantes' "Ando Meio Desligado", plus "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "Speak Low", "Comida", "Negro Gato", and "Chocolate", an old Brazilian soul song by Tim Maia. LP, Vinyl record album

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Rosa PassosO Melhor De Rosa Passos ... CD
Universal/Velas (Brazil), 1997. Used ... $24.99
A beautiful little set of modern Brazilian vocal jazz tracks, pulled from the rich recording history of one of Brazil's better recent voices. Rosa's got a style that reminds us of Elis Regina's classic work, especially that from the late 60s with Roberto Menescal – but the overall sound of the recordings is a bit more modern, not in instrumentation (which is spare, simple, and great!), but in recording quality, which is a bit more sophisticated than some of the older Phillips sessions. Rosa's voice is lovely throughout, and the tracks all have a pretty lively feel. Titles include "Curare", "Juras", "Valera A Pena", "Aquas De Marco", "Zanga Zangada", and "Chovendo Na Roseira". CD
(Out of print.)

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Houston PersonAll Soul ... CD
High Note, 2005. Used ... $11.99
Features Houston Person on tenor sax, Eddie Allen on trumpet, Stan Hope on piano, Randy Johnston on guitar, Per-Ola Gadd on bass, and Chip White on drums. CD

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Esther PhillipsPerformance ... LP
Kudu, 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Not a live album – as you might think from the title – but a tight batch of tunes that shows the full funk and soul talents of the legendary Esther Phillips! The album's got a nicely dark undercurrent at times – a sound that's not as smooth as some of Esther's other Kudu albums from the 70s, with bits of R&B bubbling underneath the more contemporary arrangements. Backings are penned by Pee Wee Ellis and Gary King – and players include Bob James and Richard Tee on keyboards, Hubert Laws on flute, and Bernard Purdie and Steve Gadd on drums – the latter of whom provides a sublime beat on the album's standout funky number "Disposable Society" – one of those great little groovers that never did anything for Esther at the time of its release, but which has really gotten rediscovered in recent years! Other tracks include "Doing Our Thing", "Living Alone", "Can't Trust Your Neighbor With Your Baby", and "I Feel The Same". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has small promo and Motown stickers, light ringwear, and some edge wear.)

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Tito PuenteTop Percussion ... CD
RCA, 1957. Used ... $9.99
One of the greatest Tito Puente albums from the 50s, and a spare percussion jam session that's right up there with his legendary Puente In Percussion album! The group features Mongo Santamaria, Bill Correa, Julito Collazo, and Enrigue Marti on percussion with Tito – and the only other additional sounds are some occasional vocals, and a pounding bassline. The set's extremely raw, with a very tight groove – and the sound is incredible – easily enough to make this one of Tito's best percussion dates ever! Titles include "Ti Mon Bo", "Elequana", "Bragada", "Alaumba Chemache", "Hot Timbales", and "Four By Two". CD
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Michel SardabyNight Blossom ... LP
DIW (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $44.99 56.99
A really lovely album from pianist Michel Sardaby – an artist who's best known for his work on the scene in Paris, but who's had a universal sense of appeal to anyone who digs a hip, soulful player on the keys! This set is maybe one of Sardaby's best known – one of the few to get true worldwide circulation – and it's also one of his best, too – with a slightly different vibe than some of his Parisian records, thanks to work from Tootie Heath on drums and Jay Leonhart on bass. Michel's a master of lyrical fluidity throughout – and the set features some great originals that include "Farewell Tokyo", "Madrugada", "Way Farer", "Maelstrom", and "Night Blossom". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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