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Pablo GadBlood Suckers ... CD
Celluloid/Melodie (France), 1978. Used ... $14.99
A debut album of bold modern roots from little known but deeply deserving Pablo Gad. Gad comes correct with this self produced set of mighty UK roots, choice material that's been tough to find for years, in spite of multiple issues on Burning Sounds, Celluloid and Reggae Sound. 10 tracks in all, including "Blood Suckers", "Visions Of Pablo", "Trodding On Home", "Natty Loving (discomix)", "Jailhouse Pressure", "Trafalgar Square", "True I De A Jail (discomix)", "What Makes A Natty Dread Cry (discomix)", "Riddle I Dis" and "Blood Suckers Dub". CD
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Marek Alaszewski/Klanlaszewski/KlanChmura Nad Miastem – 1972 to 1994 Lost & Found Recordings ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
A string of obscure work from Polish singer/songwriter Marek Alaszewski – best known for his contributions to the legendary hard rock group Klan – but heard here in a variety of different settings! Some of the music here feels like Klan, but other tracks are maybe more personal too – still with some hard rock elements in the mix, but maybe more towards the ballad style – although with styles that change a bit over the scope of the many years in the set – and as with other titles on the Gad label, there's notes in both English and Polish – which really helps you get a handle on the interesting and obscure music. Titles include "Chmura Nad Miastem", "Tryptk", "Should Be", "Shut Up", "Ostatnie Przeswity Pamiecei", and "Kawiarz". CD

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DzambleKazdy Marzy Kazdy Sni ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1979. Used ... $11.99
Dzamble may not be a household name, but they're a tight fusion group from late 70s Poland – and one who also seem to have an ear for the best side of the AOR scene too! The group work here with a style that's nicely sharp, but never too smooth – tight, but fluid enough to let all the jazz currents come through in the music – especially the keyboards and tenor – while also making room for Polish language vocals on about half the album's tracks, delivered by a singer who's got a raspy style that's a nice contrast to the instrumentation. If you dig rare AOR or yacht rock, the set's a great illustration of the way those modes could flourish even in the farthest of scenes – and if you like tight 70s fusion, you'll also find something to love here too. Titles include "Przed Dniem", "Rzeko Plyn Szeroko", "Jak Zmienic Swiat", "Bezsennosc We Dwoje", and "Jeszcze W Sercu Radosc" – plus remakes of "Lady Love" and "Just The Way You Are". CD

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Zbigniew GornySoundtracks ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent sounds from Zbigniew Gorny – a Polish composer who worked in the soundtrack field for just over a decade, but made some wonderful music during that time! Gorny's big decade was the 80s, but his sounds here have a depth that's different than most American and European material from the period – as he seems to revel more in some of the cool Italian modes of the previous decade, and also echo some of the more interesting French soundtrack artists too – using styles that are still strongly electric, but which maybe have more warmth than some of the colder, stiffer film work of the generation. As the 90s approach, Gorny seems to embrace keyboards even more – yet still manages to create a depth that might come from a much larger ensemble – as you'll hear in this collection that features a total of 45 tracks, from films that include Okno, Magiczne Ognie, Karate Po Polsku, Prywatne Sledztwo, Zabid Na Koncu, Femia, Sam Posrod Swioch, and Trzy Dni Bez Wyroku. CD

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Jazz QPozorovatelna – The Watch Tower (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
The legendary debut album from Czech combo Jazz Q – a fusion classic that was so strong, it managed to break the group out from behind the Iron Curtain at the time! There's certainly a lot of rock-inspired instrumentation in the mix – including drums that are completely massive and very strong guitar solos – but there's also plenty of excellent Fender Rhodes from Martin Kratochvil, which ring out in beautiful currents, and really warm things up in the right sort of way! The album's one of those gems from a European jazz generation who were equally inspired by prog of the period and by soul jazz styles from the decade before – modes that come together beautifully on the long tracks "Trifid", "Kartago", "Pori 72", "Pozorovatelna", and "Klobosove Hody". This 2CD version adds in lots of bonus tracks, many unreleased – a 1971 studio session that features the tracks "Walter L", "Percenta Pro Hnizdovku", Pozorovatelna", and "Kartago" – plus radio tracks "Bylo Je A Bude" and "Epilog", and live versions of "Pori 72" and "Slez". CD

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Jazzovy Orchestr Cechoslovenskeho RozhlasuJazz Ze Studia A (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1976. Used ... $8.99
Searing sounds from one of the coolest ensembles working on the Czech scene of the 70s – a group who mix big band modes with sweet electric touches – in a style that's like some of the hipper acts on the MPS label at the time! The approach is very much like a Clark Boland Big Band sound, but with more keyboards – as the group features lots of Fender Rhodes from Karel Ruzicka, plus some electric guitar and bass – alongside strong solos from Laco Deczi and Vaclav Tyfa on trumpets, Svatopluk Kosvanec on trombone, Petr Kral on tenor and soprano sax, and Frantisek Kryka on baritone! The sound is sometimes a bit funky, but mostly more concerned with the flowing colors and tones of the group – a beautiful mix that really comes through strongly, on titles that include "Stare Koreni", "Mhlavo Destivo", "Vychod Slunce", "Tuturilla", and "Ogarske Hry". CD features three unreleased bonus tracks – "Chutovka", "Zlato Pro Tenistu", and "Rytmus Velkomesta". CD

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Wladyslaw KomendarekFruwajaca Lalka (with bonus track) ... CD
Inter Sonus/GAD (Poland), 1991. Used ... $11.99
Cool keyboards from this underground figure in the Polish scene of the new freedom years – an artist who works here with a broad array of instruments, and in an all-electronic sound that seems to find a special place after late 70s and early 80s experiments from the German and UK scenes! The album's a sound library set overall – but most tunes are pretty discreet numbers, and have a mostly instrumental, melodic approach that makes them almost feel like electro pop – and mostly from a time that might be more early 80s than you'd guess from the date of the recording. Maybe that fact has to do with the nature of the Polish scene at the time – or maybe it's just that Wladyslaw Komendarek, before most of us, decided that the styles of the 80s were pretty great, and he was out to preserve them. There's a few vocals here, but most of the tunes are carried by the keyboards – and titles include "Piramida", "Czwarty Test"," Modlitwa", "Anielski Lot", "Odrodzenie", "WZ", and "Hymn Nieznanych Istot". CD also features a bonus 17 minute track – "Podziemne Miasto". CD

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Andrzej KorzynskiAkademia Pana Kleksa ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A weird and wonderful lost soundtrack from Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – done for a movie that was essentially a children's story, but with a great array of unusual sounds and very cool 80s keyboards! The music is very much in par with some of Korzynski's other classics – and maybe has an even more eerie sort of vibe, given the mix of sweetness and dark that comes across – as some themes feel a bit redemptive, but others have a very moody sort of approach! The whole thing almost reminds us of an 80s variation of the same territory as the Peau D'Ane soundtrack by Michel Legrand – and the music also features some straighter electric piano, guitar, and orchestrations alongside a Yamaha keyboard. Titles include "Laser Golaraza", "Wilki Zdobywaja Zamek", "Inwazja Wilkolakow", "Zaklad Golarza Filipa", "Lustro", and "Leckcja Pryzrody". LP, Vinyl record album

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Swiadectwo DojrzalosciHulaj Dusza ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A killer fusion combo from the Polish scene of the 70s – one who seem to take strong inspiration from Weather Report in their sound, and who also feature a very strong bassist in the lead! Wojciech Bruslik is at the helm here on electric bass – often more structured than Jaco Pastorius, but sharing a similar force in the group – and able to both hold things tight in the rhythm department, and encourage the other members to take flight in these very vivid solos. The music's never too jamming – like some of the Euro rock/fusion outfits of the time – and also has some soulful currents, but without being like some of the American soul fusion. The lineup features Fender Rhodes, guitar, drums, and alto and soprano sax – and the set features both a rare radio session, and an additional live performance – both from 1977. Titles include "Blotnik", "Hulaz Dusza", "Zlota Raczka", "Swiatynia Dumania", and "Ladaco". CD

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Zygmunt WicharyTalizman ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Hard-swinging trad jazz from the Polish scene of the postwar years – in a style that was as revolutionary to the Soviet-controlled culture as its later modern jazz and fusion moments! The group here is led by pianist Zygmunt Wichary, and works with a frenzied spirit that's a lot more intense than most American trad recorded during the same period – maybe this urgency to get the message across, or just the kind of outside presence that graced some of the American jazz world in its early years. The group also features Piotr Kott on cornet, Bruno Buczek on trombone, Bronislaw Gesikowski on guitar, and Miroslaw Wojcik on clarinet – and there's also a female singer on a few tracks too. Titles include "Sing Sing Sing", "There'll Be Some Changes Made", "Somebody Stole My Gal", "Struttin With Some Barbecue", "Miala Baba Koguta", "Diana", "Piano Blues", "Memphis Blues", "Talizman", "Tema Jazzowy", "Parafraza Na Tematy Z Opery Bizeta", "Fokstrot", and "Czarna Kawa". CD
Also available Zygmunt Wichary (10 inch LP) ... LP 22.99

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Zygmunt WicharyZygmunt Wichary (10 inch LP) ... LP
GAD (Poland), Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Hard-swinging trad jazz from the Polish scene of the postwar years – in a style that was as revolutionary to the Soviet-controlled culture as its later modern jazz and fusion moments! The group here is led by pianist Zygmunt Wichary, and works with a frenzied spirit that's a lot more intense than most American trad recorded during the same period – maybe this urgency to get the message across, or just the kind of outside presence that graced some of the American jazz world in its early years. The group also features Piotr Kott on cornet, Bruno Buczek on trombone, Bronislaw Gesikowski on guitar, and Miroslaw Wojcik on clarinet – and there's also a female singer on a few tracks too. Titles include "Sing Sing Sing", "There'll Be Some Changes Made", "Somebody Stole My Gal", "Struttin With Some Barbecue", "Miala Baba Koguta", and "Czarna Kawa". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Talizman ... CD 16.99

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Zbigniew Wodecki with Jerzy MilianSny Podroznika ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool Polish singer from the 70s – but one who works in styles we'd be much more likely to associate with male vocalists from America in the previous decade! Part of the style might have to do with the backings – which are superbly handled by jazzman Jerzy Milian, who directs the PRiTV orchestra with all these unusual tonal colors and shadings – almost with the sorts of sophistication that someone like Jack Jones or Vic Damone might have been using at the end of the 60s, yet still graced with plenty of Jerzy's own cool touches too – including some of his work on vibes! Titles include "Basia Basia Basia", "Ballad O Jasiu I Malgosi", "Ctery Sciany", "A Gdyby Tak Robinsonem", "Kiedy O Mnie Zapomnisz", and "Dziekczynienie". CD

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✨✧ Andrzej KorzynskiWielki Szu (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare set from a soundtrack artist who's finally getting his due – Poland's Andrzej Korzynski, whose work was mostly cut off from the rest of us during the years of Soviet dominance! Despite that remove, though, Korzynski works here in a keyboard mode that resonates with some of the coolest electric film scores in western Europe at the time, particularly the balance of spaciousness, melody, and darker currents that showed up in a number of French film scores of the early 80s – modes that were decidedly different than some of the US uses of keyboards during the period, partly because they weren't afraid to let things get a bit sweet from time to time. The sounds here are maybe not as crazy as some of Korzynski's other material, but still come across great in the spirit of the style – and titles include "Karty", "Victoria", "Milocsc Szu II", "Smierc", "Powrot", "Wielki Szu I", and "Motel Disco". CD features three bonus tracks from the film Dzien Kolibra – "Przegrana", "Blue Master", and "Tylko Punk Rock". CD

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✨✧ PSIHorizonte ... CD
Bellaphon/GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool work from Psi – a hip 70s German group who were partly fusion, partly prog – in that special sort of blend shared by a rare few contemporaries – such as Embryo, Perigeo, or Zzebra! As with all three of those groups, the musicians here are clearly schooled in jazz, but also really want to open up in some of the freedoms explored by the long-haired younger generation – not in an avant way, but in a style that mixes some funky currents in the rhythms with more freewheeling solos and the occasional jamming passage – served up by a quintet lineup that includes loads of wonderful keyboards, plus tenor, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion! There's no vocals at all on the record – no need, as the instruments speak volumes – and titles include "Elektrische Kall Heinzje", "Horizonte", "Under Der Schurze Liegt Die Wurze", and "Bettgerausche". CD

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✨✧ Chorus & Disco CompanyDolina Diamentow – Antologia 1978 (Swiatla Dyskoteki/Discoland) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soaring disco grooves from behind the Iron Curtain – proof that the sound of Studio 54 was touching all corners of the globe in the 70s! The disco here isn't really the familiar sort, though – as the music was recorded by a studio project – a bit like sound library funk from Italy and France, with a core funk instrumental approach at the heart of the tracks – sped up with bits of strings, fast percussion, and occasional chorus vocals! The sound is almost a bit like some of the cool German easy material of the period – particularly that of their own sound library world – almost an echo of popular Euro disco styles, but never with a need to hit the charts – and usually instrumental. CD Features all the material from two albums issued by Polskie Nagrania – Swiatla Dyskoteki and Discoland – and titles include "Mr Verdi", "Bongo Boy", "Argentina", "Boogie Moogie", "Safari", "Oczy Czarne", "Discoland", "Zeppelin", "Aviator", "Monsun", and "Alfred Wsrod Ptakow". CD

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✨✧ Czerwono-CzarniMsza Beatowa Pan Przyjacielem Moim ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally groovy little group from late 60s Poland – one who work here in a "beat mass" of their own creation – a totally rocking album that seeks to remake the Catholic mass in a flurry of fast drums, riffing guitars, and mod keyboards! The territory is nothing new – the Electric Prunes, David Axelrod, Mind Garage, and other acts tried the same thing over in the US – but this one's maybe a bit different, as it's coming more from a beat group sound – so has less of the too-heady energy of some of the rest, and instead explodes with a vibe that's more mod 60s London than you might be expecting! The organ gets in plenty of great moments, and the drums keep things moving strongly – on titles that include "Kyrie", "Gloria", "Graduale", "Credo", "Agnus Dei", "Sanctus", "Communio", and "Introitus" – plus Pastoralki selections "Historia O Boznymn Narodzeniu", "Przjaciele Moi", and "Chwalcie Imie Pana". CD

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✨✧ Krzysztof DudaKrzysztof Duda Live ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1984/1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool sounds from Polish keyboardist Krzystof Duda – two long live tracks recorded in the 80s, but with this freewheeling spirit and sense of space that recalls 70s genius by better-known talents like Klaus Schulze or Jean-Michel Jarre! Duda plays a Moog Prodigy, which is especially nice – and has all these loopy lines that are completely wonderful – and also uses a Korg Polysix, Arp string ensemble, and a few other keyboards – but all with a sense of warmth that's very different than some of the leaner, tinnier 80s modes that you might have heard from other parts of the globe at the time. Titles include "Vivi Olim Homo" and "Radosna Medytacja" – both of which run well over 30 minutes in length! CD

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✨✧ Wojciech GluchZycie Kamila Kuranta ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful soundtrack from Polish composer Wojciech Gluch – a bit hard to describe in easy words, as the whole thing's got a subtle emotional power that needs to be heard to be fully understood! The score is for a film set in the early part of the 20th Century, and definitely has some elements that echo that mode – yet Gluch also works with a very modern sense of color and tone, especially on the lead string instruments or the woodwinds – with this unabashedly upfront sentiment that grabs us the same way as the music of Astor Piazzolla, even though Gluch is working in different territory overall. Although maybe we should say "slightly different territory" – as there are a few tango themes on the record, mixed with a number of other modes – in a selection of 16 tracks from this obscure Polish TV series. Great Gad Records presentation – excellent sound, and notes in Polish and English. CD

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✨✧ Wojciech KonikiewiczFree Funk Trio – Live At Rura 1982 ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1982. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A very cool combo who definitely live up to the promise of the title of the album – a group that's funky, but also in a relatively free way too – not avant jazz, but open to plenty of new ideas – which are often spun out over long tracks with a very chunky approach to rhythm! The group might well be a precursor to later combos like The Bad Plus or Medeski Martin & Wood – and definitely serve as a bridge between the style of those famous groups, and earlier funky fusion styles of the 70s – as the trio here are never slick or overly tight, yet still manage to groove – but often with a nice sort of edge. Leader Wojciech Konikiewicz handles the keyboards, with Mietek Jurecki on bass guitar and Jacek Ratajczyk on drums – on long live tracks that include "Waiting For M", "Blues For Mr Leszek", "Klimacik", "Wroclow Love Stomp", "Triplet Ritual", and "All That Punk Funk Jazz". CD

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✨✧ Wlodzimierz Korcz07 Zglos Sie ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Totally groovy sounds from a top-level Polish cop show in the 70s – one that certainly didn't make it to our screens back in the day, but which definitely had a soundtrack to match some of the best American programs of the time! In fact, the style here is maybe more late 60s/early 70s than the actual dates might imply – with lots of elements that you'd hear in work from Lalo Schifrin, Quincy Jones, and some of their contemporaries – including lots of surprisingly strong jazz elements, mixed in with the fuller orchestrations, funky rhythms, and more electric moments! There's a bit of wordless vocalization at times – but most cuts here are instrumental, and plenty darn great throughout – a real discovery to our American ears – even though the show was one of the biggest Polish TV programs at the time. The CD features a whopping 35 tracks in all, with hefty notes in both Polish and English – and the whole thing may well be one of the grooviest Gad Records projects to date! CD

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✨✧ Andrzej KorzynskiOrwo Years – Music From Movies By Celino Bleiweiss (Absage An Viktoria/Die Schwarze Muhle/Ich Will Nach Hause/Wilhelm Meisters Theatralische Sendung) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski has given us some great soundtracks over the years – including a few reissued by the legendary Finders Keepers – and here, Korzynski's catalog is further expanded by a host of soundtrack material done for German director Celino Bleiweiss! The music here was recorded at a time when Andrzej had returned to Poland, but still held onto all the musical discoveries he'd made in southern Europe – especially a great way of mixing electric elements with darker acoustic sounds – often swirling things together, so that it was a bit hard to tell which was which! A number of these tracks have a spacious keyboard sound with an undercurrent of gentle funk – a bit like some of our favorite early 70s sounds from French soundtrack composer Francois De Roubaix – while others are spookier and darker, and maybe more in the territory of the films reissued by Finders Keepers. CD features 31 tracks in all – music from the films Absage An Viktoria, Die Schwarze Muhle, Ich Will Nach Hause, and Wilhelm Meisters Theatralische Sendung. CD

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✨✧ Jerzy MilianOrkiestra Rozrywkowa Pritv W Katowicach – Bez Przesady (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1975/1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jerzy Milian is a hell of a jazzman – and we really love his work on vibes on older albums of Polish jazz – but here, he's working as a top-flight arranger – creating some totally great moments of 70s funk, all matching the best sound library styles on the other side of the iron curtain! Most of these numbers have a romping, soulful sort of quality – piano and bass really chunking it up on the rhythms – while Jerzy allows other elements to get all free and groovy over the top – including a cool wordless chorus, with qualities that take us back to late 60s Italian soundtracks, or some of the groovier choral moments on Saba/MPS! Wonderful throughout – and titles include "Hej Pomozcie Ludzie", "Phyllis", "Bocki", "Bossa Nova Piknik", "Wybacz Mi Barry", "Bieg Po Zdrowie", "Baron Cyganski", and "Wpol Do Szostej". CD also features four bonus tracks! CD

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✨✧ OrmDiscofil (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Disco grooves from 70s Poland – music that might seem like a joke at first glance, but which comes off quite nicely – thanks to lots of keyboard work on moog, Hammond, Arp, and Fender Rhodes! The keyboards are really the star of the set – even though there's vocals from keyboardist Peter Orm on many cuts – but the approach is relatively stripped-down and lean, less American disco than that moment when some of the European groups who might have once been prog shortened their songs, upped the rhythms, and allowed for lots of nice keyboard elements – ala the Italian groups in the Cosmic scene! Peter's partner in the group is Pavel Orm, who handles guitars and bass – and titles include "Magic Fly", "Chime Course", "Further & More", "Chess King", "Weekend", "Winding Off The Tape", "Boomerang", and "It's Only Moon Of Know Of Us". CD features bonus tracks – single versions of "Boomerang", "Fany & Any", "Carousel", and "Magic Fly". CD

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✨✧ OrmTropic (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cool electro pop from Czechoslovakia – material recorded by a group who'd done some disco tunes in the 70s, but who here work more in an 80s electronic style! The tunes are often all electric, with rhythms from drum machines, and a wide variety of spacey keys – and the group mix together uptempo, catchy cuts with some moodier, darker ones – almost a bit like some of the German electronic pop of the period, but with a more stripped-down, keyboard heavy sound. These guys are a lot warmer than any cold wave material of the time, but have a similar appeal if you like that work – especially on the instrumental tracks which seem to dominate the record. Titles include "Nippon", "The Monkey Serenade", "Weekend Is Beginning", "Rilay Sheila", and "Disillusionment". Features bonus tracks – single mixes of "My Champion" and "Weekend Is Beginning" – plus "Mefisto" and "I Can't Sleep". CD

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✨✧ SBBPrzebudzenie (180 gram pressing) ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1975/1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare radio work by SBB – a legendary Polish trio who easily rivaled the biggest jazz rock groups on the British and German scenes of the 70s! SBB have this great lean sound that's part fusion, part rock – with searing guitar work from Apostolis Antymos, driven by heavy drums from Jerzy Piotrowski, and laced with basslines, piano, keyboards, and a bit of vocals from Jozef Skrzek – often with this power that builds and builds as the tunes go on – never getting trapped in the mire of too-indulgent solo moments, and instead soaring forward with a sense of cohesion that made the trio one of the best East European acts of the decade. Titles include "Pater", "Marsz Galernikow", "Na Ten Czas", and "Przebudzenie". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jozef SkrzekAround The World In Eighty Moogs ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Here's a trip we'd love to take – going around on the world on one of the coolest keyboards ever, served up here in a series of live recordings from Polish electronic musician Jozef Skrezek! The album features two long tracks that pull together material recorded live between 2003 and 2009 – but the sound is much more 70s overall, given the analogue keyboard at the core – which really has this strong sense of warmth, even when things are way out – as they often are, given the longform, journey-style approach to the music! A great one if you love moogy keyboards – with the titles "South To North" and "East To West". CD

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✨✧ Jiri Stivin with Barre Phillips & Rudolf Dasek5 Ran Do Cepice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Supraphon/GAD (Poland), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most adventurous work we've ever heard from Czech reedman Jiri Stivin – a batch of tracks that has him working with a hip array of players from the European scene – all in modes that are as free-thinking and open as some of the best Polish jazz from the time! Stivin shows an unusually strong ear here for tonal colors, exploratory lines, and collaborative improvisation – and although the work approaches free territory, it's never totally unbridled – and always has a nice sense of control throughout. Players include Barre Phillips on bass, Rudolph Dasek on guitar, Zbigniew Seifert on violin, and Stivin plays alto sax and a range of flutes. Titles inlcude "Pet Ran Do Cepice", "Anten", "Dej Vic", "Stiny Psu A Lidi", and "Volej V Pondeli Na Muj Ucet". CD features four bonus tracks rom a 1971 split album titled Jazz System – with Stivin on flute and alto, Petr Marcol on bass, and Milan Vitoch on drums and percussion – on titles that include "Carter Goin Down The Valley", "Deeply Drunk", "Autumn Reminiscences", and "When She Smiled". CD

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✨✧ VariousKroniki Filmowe Polish Library Music 1963 to 1978 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer look at the ultra-obscure world of Polish sound library recordings in the 60s and 70s – music that's even rarer than the small pressing albums from Western Europe at the time, and equally groovy as well! The track selection here is superb – handled by the Soul Service team who gave us the Polish Funk compilations many years back – and there's a great ear for tunes that have a very strong instrumental component, particularly on the jazzier side of the spectrum – as many of these titles could work equally well as modern jazz numbers from the Polish scene, and a few were even recorded by some of that nation's leading jazz musicians. A few tracks get more electric and funkier, a few others a bit trippy – and titles include "Halo Wenus" by Zezpol Mateusza Swiecickiego, "Wysoki Poziom Wody" by High Water Mark, "Trzecia Katarakta" by Czterech, "Rahat Lukum" by Kwintet Boguslawa Rudzinskiego, "Zlosnica" by Polish Jazz Quartet, "Niebo Z Blach Faldowanej" by Grupa Organowa Krzsytofa Sadowskiego, and "Fortepian Na Jednej Nodze" by SBB. CD

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✨✧ VariousSonda – Muzyka Z Programu Telewizyjnego – Library Music From Sonoton Vaults ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1971/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic cuts from a famous Polish TV show – mostly pulled from the rich catalog of the German Sonoton sound library! The music here is very heavy on keyboards and tight, dramatic grooves – music that's often in the best modes that so few sound libraries could manage at the time – a style that still hangs on to the higher quality inspirations from 70s funk or soundtrack material, without as much of the clunk that more commercial libraries ran into. Things are also usually full and focused, too – still quite electric and electronic, but without any too-dreamy soundscapes or new-agey bits. The book features full notes on the show and the music in both English and Polish – and titles include "Sound Tide" and "Speedy" by The Milan Pilar Group, "That's Fancy 1" and "Threat To Research" by Sammy Burdson, "Biopulse 2" and "Genesis 1" by Claude Larson, "Back From Wonderland" and "Alexandria" by Mladen Franko, "Star Drops" and "Foreground" by Jeff Newmann, "International Scoop" by Ted Atking & Alain French, and "Touch Tone Keyboard" by Sam Sklar & Gus Galbraith. Also includes one older British cut – "Visitation" by Mike Vickers – used as the main theme of the show! CD

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✨✧ DzambleKazdy Marzy Kazdy Sni ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dzamble may not be a household name, but they're a tight fusion group from late 70s Poland – and one who also seem to have an ear for the best side of the AOR scene too! The group work here with a style that's nicely sharp, but never too smooth – tight, but fluid enough to let all the jazz currents come through in the music – especially the keyboards and tenor – while also making room for Polish language vocals on about half the album's tracks, delivered by a singer who's got a raspy style that's a nice contrast to the instrumentation. If you dig rare AOR or yacht rock, the set's a great illustration of the way those modes could flourish even in the farthest of scenes – and if you like tight 70s fusion, you'll also find something to love here too. Titles include "Przed Dniem", "Rzeko Plyn Szeroko", "Jak Zmienic Swiat", "Bezsennosc We Dwoje", and "Jeszcze W Sercu Radosc" – plus remakes of "Lady Love" and "Just The Way You Are". CD
Also available Kazdy Marzy Kazdy Sni ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Mikolaj HertelDzwieki Dalekiego Swiata (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
80s keyboards sparkle and glisten wonderfully here – a mix of Roland, Yamaha, and Korg keyboards – all played by Mikolaj Hertel in a few very cool suites of instrumental tunes! The music is maybe an extension of 70s electronic sound library modes, but also colored with some of the tunefulness that you'd find in more conventional 80s electronic sounds in pop, soul, and soundtracks – gentle lyricism that's never too overdone or commercial, but which keeps things plenty tuneful throughout, and makes the album at lot more interesting than some more new age-styled keyboard sessions of the time. The album features three longer thematic suites – "Zaczarowane Ogrody", "Koekcja Lalki Barbie", and "Dzwieki Dalekiego Swiata" – divided into shorter tunes – and the set also features 5 more bonus tracks too. CD

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✨✧ Mikolaj HertelSpleen ... CD
GAD (Poland), 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mikolaj Hertel may not be a household name, but he certainly knows how to create some great electronic sounds when he wants to – and even on an album as late as this, he comes across with a sound to rival the spacey electronic masters of the European scene of the 70s! The music is spare and open – tuneful, but in a quietly progressing sort of way – and always has the warmth of more analogue electronics, used at a level that rivals some of the bigger name French electronicists of the 70s, or maybe some of the German Sky Records scene, but less ambient overall. Titles include "Atlantydo", "Twarze Melancholii", "Jak To Wyrazic", "Smutek Pamieci", and "Spleen", in three parts. CD

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✨✧ Jazzovy Orchestr Cechoslovenskeho RozhlasuJazz Ze Studia A (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Panton/GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Searing sounds from one of the coolest ensembles working on the Czech scene of the 70s – a group who mix big band modes with sweet electric touches – in a style that's like some of the hipper acts on the MPS label at the time! The approach is very much like a Clark Boland Big Band sound, but with more keyboards – as the group features lots of Fender Rhodes from Karel Ruzicka, plus some electric guitar and bass – alongside strong solos from Laco Deczi and Vaclav Tyfa on trumpets, Svatopluk Kosvanec on trombone, Petr Kral on tenor and soprano sax, and Frantisek Kryka on baritone! The sound is sometimes a bit funky, but mostly more concerned with the flowing colors and tones of the group – a beautiful mix that really comes through strongly, on titles that include "Stare Koreni", "Mhlavo Destivo", "Vychod Slunce", "Tuturilla", and "Ogarske Hry". CD features three unreleased bonus tracks – "Chutovka", "Zlato Pro Tenistu", and "Rytmus Velkomesta". CD
Also available Jazz Ze Studia A (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Krzysztof KomedaPeople Meet & Sweet Music Fills The Heart (with bonus tracks) ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost slice of work from the legendary Krzysztof Komeda – and a set that's quite different than some of his avant jazz classics of the 60s! This album's still got a lot of jazz in the mix, but there's also a lot of the "sweet" mentioned in the title – mostly in these cool bossa currents and breezy elements, which recall more of the Italian soundtrack style of the time than some of Komeda's more famous film work with Roman Polanski. Instrumentation is often focused on an isolated piano line, or a bit of flute – but there's also some great bossa nova percussion, and some cool wordless vocals at times too – all with a mixture of warmth and complexity that really keeps things interesting throughout. Titles include "Rio", "Palac Copacabana", "Papieros", "Nowy Jork II", "Ciala Kuliste", "Prywatka", "Bar Wenecja", and "Final" – and the set also features five more bonus tracks too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wladyslaw KomendarekFruwajaca Lalka (with bonus track) ... CD
Inter Sonus/GAD (Poland), 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cool keyboards from this underground figure in the Polish scene of the new freedom years – an artist who works here with a broad array of instruments, and in an all-electronic sound that seems to find a special place after late 70s and early 80s experiments from the German and UK scenes! The album's a sound library set overall – but most tunes are pretty discreet numbers, and have a mostly instrumental, melodic approach that makes them almost feel like electro pop – and mostly from a time that might be more early 80s than you'd guess from the date of the recording. Maybe that fact has to do with the nature of the Polish scene at the time – or maybe it's just that Wladyslaw Komendarek, before most of us, decided that the styles of the 80s were pretty great, and he was out to preserve them. There's a few vocals here, but most of the tunes are carried by the keyboards – and titles include "Piramida", "Czwarty Test"," Modlitwa", "Anielski Lot", "Odrodzenie", "WZ", and "Hymn Nieznanych Istot". CD also features a bonus 17 minute track – "Podziemne Miasto". CD
Also available Fruwajaca Lalka (with bonus track) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Andrzej KorzynskiWielki Szu (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare set from a soundtrack artist who's finally getting his due – Poland's Andrzej Korzynski, whose work was mostly cut off from the rest of us during the years of Soviet dominance! Despite that remove, though, Korzynski works here in a keyboard mode that resonates with some of the coolest electric film scores in western Europe at the time, particularly the balance of spaciousness, melody, and darker currents that showed up in a number of French film scores of the early 80s – modes that were decidedly different than some of the US uses of keyboards during the period, partly because they weren't afraid to let things get a bit sweet from time to time. The sounds here are maybe not as crazy as some of Korzynski's other material, but still come across great in the spirit of the style – and titles include "Karty", "Victoria", "Milocsc Szu II", "Smierc", "Powrot", "Wielki Szu I", and "Motel Disco". CD features three bonus tracks from the film Dzien Kolibra – "Przegrana", "Blue Master", and "Tylko Punk Rock". CD

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✨✧ MetrumZielony Dach ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set of grooves from the 70s – served up here by a Polish combo rooted in jazz, but who also seem to have a pretty great ear for clubby styles of the time! The music is mostly instrumental disco, but delivered from a jazz funk perspective – with some especially nice flute work from time to time, which comes as a nice surprise alongside the keyboards, basslines, and strings! The whole thing's surprisingly great – really a treat to any fan of underground club from the disco generation, and with almost nothing in the sound that would make you expect that these guys are a Polish group. Titles include "Po Deszcu", "Zielony Dach", "Jeszcze", "Tse Tese", "Anakonda", "Ksiezycowy Sen", and "Droga Do Domu". CD

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✨✧ Jerzy MilianNeuroimpressions – 1970 to 1973 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three different slices of music from Polish vibes legend Jerzy Milian – all performances that show the musician at the farthest reaches of his style! The first three tracks are all pretty out-there – recorded in Budapest with a very hip group that features Rudolf Tomsits on trumpet and Gyorgy Vukan on both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – as part of a quintet that really stretches out on long, open, exploratory interpretations of the Milian titles "Orientally", "Plasma", and "Neurasthenia". The next three tracks are similar, but have a different vibe – almost more spiritual in expression, and recorded in Berlin with a very cool group that includes Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky on soprano sax and flute, Heinz Becker on trumpet, Klaus Koch on bass, and Willibald Winkler on drums. The titles are all variations on the first three tunes – "Orientally", "Plasmoditally", and "Neurosis" – but handled in ways that are sometimes more modal and exotic than strictly avant. The last three tracks feature a similar German group, but without Becker on trumpet – and these cuts may well be the most spiritual in the set – a very different side of Milian's talents, and a beautiful one too! Titles include "Ballade", "Program", and "Polly's Song". CD

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✨✧ Muzyczna Spolka Akcyjna 1111Autoportret X ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer fusion group from 70s Poland – one who have a sound that's nicely spacious and surprisingly soulful at times – a bit different than some of their more rock-oriented contemporaries! This set's the first we've heard by the group – no surprise, given how obscure Eastern European records can be on this side of the old iron curtain – and the whole thing's a great revelation, as group manages to come across with an easy-flowing vibe that never makes their music sound forced at all! The group's a quartet, with lots of space for the guitar and keyboards to really do their thing – and the basslines and drums also do plenty to kick up the sound, but in ways that are sometimes a lot funkier than you might expect. There's still a few proggy bits here and there, but never in a way that's too overbaked – and these moments are quickly offset by more spacious passages. Titles include "1111", "Spioch", "Equalizer", "Komunikat", "Bonia", "Cos Na Trzy", "Autoportret X", and "Back To MSA". CD

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✨✧ SBBWarsawza 1980 ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Rock solid work from this legendary Polish group of the 70s – a combo who mixed together equal parts fusion and prog, but all with a tightness that still beats the work of most of their contemporaries! Had SBB been working on our side of the Iron Curtain, they no doubt would have rocked plenty of bedrooms and shag-carpeted vans back in the day – but that lack of Western fame is what makes a record like this so great overall, as it's really free from cliches or too familiar moments – and these guys never seem like they're worried about aiming for the charts or getting a gold record – which allows them to keep things plenty loose and free overall! There's loads of razor-sharp lines from both of the guitarists, plenty of keyboards and well – and some occasional vocals that always seem to take second place next to the group's full-on approach to instrumentation. 2CD set features loads of music – and titles include "Hung Under", "Spectrum", "Going Away", "Freedom With Us", "Heavy Equipment", "Away Away", and "First Green Leaves". CD

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✨✧ SpisekSpisek ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great funky fusion from the Polish scene of the 70s – served up by a group who only recorded briefly, but who created some great tracks in the process! These guys aren't in the rock fusion mode – although they seem to have roots in that scene – as there's a warmth here that gets beyond some of the too-jamming fusion work of the period, and which instead has a quality that links Spisek to some of the more R&B-influenced material of the time – particularly some of the sounds coming from artists like Herbie Hancock, who they give a nod to on the first track on the set – and there's also some cop show-like soundtrack elements to the grooves. There are vocals on three tracks in Polish – but most of the focus is on the instrumentation, which includes keyboards, tenor, trombone, and trumpet. Titles include "Powodz", "Hallo Herbie", "Taniec Ognia", "Szalone Serca", "Koziorozec I Panna", and "Mannix W Warszawie". CD
 
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Norberto BaldaufRitmos Da Madrugada No 3 ... LP
Odeon (Brazil), Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
Moody grooves, with a vibe that's almost more like small combo Latin at times – echoey piano, guitar, percussion, and accordion – mostly instrumental, with occasional vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing!)

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Rob BargadBetter Times ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1992/1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Paulinho Da Viola & Elton MedeirosSamba Na Madrugada (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RGE/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Spare and jazzy samba work from the team of Paulinho Da Viola and Elton Medeiros – a beautiful illustration of the genre at its simple best – carried off with no pretension and a wonderful sense of grace! Instrumentation is heavy on acoustic guitar and percussion – and also includes bits of flute or trombone – all used lightly, but to provide some jazzier inflections over the top of the vocals – in a way that keeps the tunes dancing along lightly and beautifully. Elton and Paulinho alternate vocals from track to track – and sometimes do so on the same tracks, but in medley-styled format. Titles include "14 Anos", "Arvoredo", "Sofreguidao", "Perfeito Amor", "Minha Confissao", "Depois De Tanto Amor", and "Samba Original". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Junior DelgadoRaggamuffin Year ... LP
Mango, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... $2.99
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
(Booklet has some sticker residue.)

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Jamal SkiAfrican Border (Marcus Garvey mix, Daddy Malski mix, Skeffington, M Garvey inst)/Put It On (Pure Braggadap)(Lick Shot mix, acapella) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1993. Near Mint- ... $2.99
"Put It On (Pure Braggadap)" features Rocker T and Mr.Live. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), New Copy ... About April 1, 2019 (delayed)
... CD

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KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), New Copy ... About April 1, 2019 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Wazmo NarizTele-Tele-Telephone/Gadabout ... 7-inch
Fiction, 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
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

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Michel Petrucciani, Steve Gadd, Anthony JacksonTrio In Tokyo ... CD
Dreyfus (France), 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Renegade ForceRenegade Force EP (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Heavenly Star/Snow Dog, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Fantastic funk from the Heavenly Star side of the P&P Records universe – instrumental cuts, but with a decidedly old school vibe – as if they were recorded by some funk band that had been jamming between DJ sets in the South Bronx! There's some cool spooky touches around the edges – almost like what Martin Hannett did for ESG on their early work – and titles include "Clocking Rocking", "Gangs & Thangs", "School Disco", "Outlaw", "Renegade Theme", and "Downtown Funk". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael WhalenMichael Whalen & The Fire Brigade ... CD
Ropeadope, New Copy ... About April 25, 2019
... CD

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VariousGado Gado ... LP
Decca (Netherlands), 1968. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A weird little record – kind of a mix of string-based folksy/global songs, with some spoken bits that appear to be comedy in Dutch! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSongs Of The Lincoln & International Brigades ... LP
Stinson, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some light aging.)

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✨✧ Issac DelgadoGrandes Exitos De Isaac Delgado ... CD
RMM, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... LP
Atco, 1968. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (deluxe edition) ... CD
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print deluxe edition with bonus material.)
Also available In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ways that bring out all their most unusual elements, while still holding onto the strong groove at the bottom! Half the set features work by the Sharero Band – a really great group who have a wicked way with an organ line, so that the instrument has all these sharp edges and odd tunings – which create a cool exotic vibe over the more forward-moving grooves – on titles that include "Sharero", "Caashooy", and "Yaan Cuskanaa". The set features more music from Magool – a group with instrumentation that's maybe more Eastern, in ways that reflect the Islamic culture in Mogadishu, but the tracks also have a strongly percussive vibe too – which makes for a nice match alongside the vocals, on titles "Waly Sita" and "Shimbir Yohou". Last up is a track from guitarist Ahmed Rabsha and Hibbo Nuura – great vocal interplay with a lively vibe, on the striking "Bohol You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Steel An SkinAfro Punk Reggae Dub/Gadzo Drumming/Reggae Is Here Once Again ... 12-inch
Honest Jons (UK), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three amazing grooves from this really unique group – one who mix together steel drum sounds and heavier rhythms in a way that's unlike anything else we can think of! "Afro Punk Reggae Dub" is a killer cut that blends heavy basslines, echoey production, and some darker touches that almost mark the tune as a UK post-punk one – save for the fact that there's some occasional sunnier moments in the grooves! "Gadzo Drumming" is spare and highly percussive – and "Reggae Is Here Once Again" is the one cut to feature vocals, but still has a highly dubby groove overall! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roberto Pregadio/Romano MussoliniKriminal (picture disc) ... LP
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing little soundtrack that's every bit as groovy as its cover – a great blend of 60s mod and Italian jazz, all in support of the skeleton-costumed master thief Kriminal! This set represents the first full length presentation of the film's soundtrack – a long-overdue masterpiece that steps off the jazzier modes used in Italian films of the early 60s, touched by some of the more dynamic production and arrangement styles that were creeping in later in the decade – all served up over short, sweet tracks that dance with delight and drama throughout! There's even a bit of the British and American spy modes of the time creeping into the mix – no doubt a way of highlighting the "international crime" reputation of lead character Kriminal. Pic disc version features a total of 29 tracks from the film – pressed on very cool looking vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roberto Pregadio/Romano MussoliniSatanik (picture disc) ... LP
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever release of the soundtrack to the movie Satanik – a wonderful soundtrack penned by the team of Roberto Pregadio and Romano Mussolini, who teamed up a few years before on the classic Kriminal! The style here is even more open and creative than before – sometimes straight jazz, in a mode that rivals the best American soundtracks of its type from the mid 60s – but at other times, the styles get a bit weirder – often thanks to a thin-sounding guitar that kind of wiggles and wobbles into the mix, shaking things up with a mod sort of edge. Other solo instrumentation includes trumpet, flute, accordion, and piano – the latter of which is played by either Mussolini or Pregadio – and the pic disc version features a total of 20 tracks from the film, pressed on very groovy-looking vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Trojan Roots – Conscious Vibes From The Ghetto ... CD
Trojan, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Really great work from the roots years of the 70s – a time when reggae got even deeper and more righteous than a few years before – definitely breaking its initial ties with American soul music, and finding a strong voice of its own! The period coincides with some especially strong years for the Trojan Records label, too – home to some of the best roots music of the period, a good deal of which is collected in this 40 track set. The music here goes way past the obvious cliches of the Island Records scene, and moves a lot deeper underground – with a variety of expression that makes the double-length collection incredibly rich – on titles that include None Shall Escape The Judgement" by Johnny Clarke, "Here I Come" by Dennis Brown, "His Majesty Is Coming" by The In Crowd, "Curly Locks" by Junior Byles, "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, "Set The Captives Free" by Gregory Isaacs, "Forward Up" by Brent Dowe, "Wipe Your Weeping Eyes" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, "Ghetto Stays In The Mind" by Bob Andy, "Man Hungry" by Sugar Minott, "Heavy Manners" by Prince Far I, "Fire Fe The Vatican" by Max Romeo, "Sons Of Slaves" by Junior Delgado, and "Tribal War" by George Nooks. CD

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✨✧ Francesca Ajmar with Hector Costita BisignaniEstrada Do Sol ... CD
Abeat (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Vocal jazz meets Brazilian songs – in a very beautiful performance that not only spotlights the strong lead vocals of Francesca Ajmar, but which also includes stunning work on tenor sax from the great Hector Costita! We love Hector's performances on Brazilian albums from decades back, and didn't even know that he was still playing – and his appearance here really deepens the soul of the record, which is quite an accomplishment – as Francesca already sounds pretty darn wonderful in a combo with piano, guitar, bass, drums, and some especially nice work on flute from Carlo Nicita. Costita has this wonderfully mouthy, expressive tone – and Ajmar sings in Portuguese throughout – on titles that include "Ceu E Mar", "Madrugada", "Musica", "Viola Fora De Moda", "Tito", "Menino Flor", and "Fotografia". CD

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Angela BofillAngie/Angel Of The Night ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of soulful gems! Angie is 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". Angel Of The Night is sweet jazzy soul from Angie Bofil – recorded in 1979 with Dave Grusin, who gives the album a smooth edge that really works perfectly with her vocals! The set's a perfect blend of the more soulful elements in the fusion scene of the late 70s, combined with Angie's warm vocal style and some excellent songwriting. Titles include "I Try", "Angel Of The Night", "What I Wouldn't Do", "Rainbow Child", "The Voyage", and a great cover of "People Make The World Go Round". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Vernon BurchGet Up ... CD
Chocolate City/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Bouncy, bubbly soul from Vernon Burch – one of his stone dancefloor classics from the 70s, served up with a groove that never quits! Burch is one of the few who can make a clubby set sparkle with the more personal qualities of a mellower soul album – and this excellent set is a great example of his style at the time. Production is by James Gadson, who also plays funky drums in the small backing combo – along with keyboards from Michael Thompson and guitar from Burke himself. Titles include the slightly bizarre transgender tune "Sammy Joanne (One Half Woman One Half Man)" – but other numbers are all pretty great, and include "Get Up", "Arrogant Lady", "Once Again In My Life", "Never Can Find The Way", and "For You". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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Busta RhymesIt Ain't Safe No More ... CD
J Records, 2002. Used ... $2.99
Busta turns in what is essentially a mix of all his styles from the last several years for his hit-and-miss sixth solo album. Ghetto party bumpers, paranoid Extinction Level Event style rants, and sexual braggadocio abound, with great electric beats by the Neptunes saving the day as usual. 18 tracks including "Make It Clap", "What Do You Do When You're Branded", "Call The Ambulance", "Turn Me Up Some", and appearances by Sean Paul, Spliff Star, Meka, Mariah Carey, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Beth CarvalhoNo Pagode ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Titles include "Coisinha Do Pai", "Senhora Rezadeira", "Meu Sexto Sentido", "Xo Gafanhoto", "Andaca", "Obrigada Pelas Flores", and "Beija Flor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Stelvio CiprianiIl Sesso Del Diavolo (Trittico) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1971. New Copy ... $24.99
Stelvio Cipriani at his keyboard-heavy best – working here at the start of the 70s, in a range of styles that's nicely varied from some of his later work! The score is filled with great lines on piano, organ, and even electric harpsichord – set to funky rhythms some moments, moodier rhythms at other points – all working together in this really beautiful, really evocative way that has the maestro really sounding his best! A few tracks here tie nicely to late 60s Italian cinematic modes, showing the evolution before Stelvio settled on his more famous sound of the 70s – and the main theme is even a wonderful rip off of "Inna Gadda Da Vida" – worth the price of the album alone! CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Chick CoreaMy Spanish Heart ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Given that Chick Corea first got his start working in the New York Latin scene back in the 60s, the album's a bit of a return to his roots – even if the general theme here is Spanish, and not Afro-Cuban! The Corea Spanish Heart here is cast in some darker, more contemplative tones than more traditional Latin sides – but it borrows a wonderful array of modes from genres past – including bits of strings, percussion, and an overall more ambitious approach that sometimes shows up in Chick's piano work, or in the general construction of the tunes. The double-length set features a wide variety of Spanish-influenced numbers – played by Corea on acoustic piano and a variety of keyboards, with other players who include Don Alias, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, and Steve Gadd. Titles inclu de "Love Castle", "The Gardens", "Night Streets", "The Hilltop", "Armando's Rhumba", "Prelude To El Bozo", "Spanish Fantasy", and "My Spanish Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with light wear.)

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Joe Cuba SextetRecuerdos De Mi Querido Barrio – Memories Of My Beloved Neighborhood ... LP
Tico, Early 70s. Very Good ... $14.99
A strong album from the early 70's one that has Joe Cuba playing in less of a Latin soul vein, and more of a hard-hitting Latin one. Joe's still got his classic sextet cracking along – with Alberto Delgado on vibes, Jimmy Sabater on timbales and vocals, and Alfredo Rodriguez on piano – and the group plays the tracks "La Tortilla", "Jimmy's Jump", "Whisper The Word Love", and the great "Pataqubiriquambambaram (En El Stoop)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has light wear.)

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D-NiceCall Me D Nice ... CD
BMG, 1990. Used ... $9.99
Boogie Down Productions DJ D-Nice steps out masterfully on Call Me D-Nice – his first solo album and solid dawn of the 90s hip hop album that stands up strongly today! D-Nice doesn't attempt to carry the socio-political tone of BDP or KRS-One for the most part – "Glory" being the notable exception. Funky braggadocio is the order of the day, with raw, blueprint beats and production by D-Nice himself, naturally. Includes "Crumbs On The Table", "Call Me D Nice", "The TR808 Is Coming", "It's All About Me" and "And You Don't Stop". CD
(Out of print.)

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Raul De SouzaBlue Voyage ... CD
SESCSP (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A great jazz album from Brazilian trombonist Raul De Souza – a musician who's got a long legacy of records from the bossa years onwards, including some key 70s fusion sides as well! Here, Raul's in a relatively intimate setting – working in a quartet with piano, bass, and drums – and mostly taking all the solos in the lead, over a set of really beautiful original compositions that make for a nicely fresh chapter in his catalog! The record's got a relatively unassuming approach – gone are the fuller, funkier arrangements of his bigger years – and there's a nice focus on Raul's sense of phrasing and timing, on titles that include "Blue Voyage", "St Martin", "Vila Mariana", "Primavera Em Paris", "Chegada", "To My Brother Sonny", and "Night In Bangalore". CD

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Al Di MeolaElegant Gypsy ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A set that 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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DrakeScorpion ... LP
Cash Money, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 35.98
Drake still with lot of sting left in him after all these years on top! You really gotta hand it to him for keeping creatively ambitious at a point when he might be able to do just as well on the charts even if he phoned it in, but he's not doing that at all on Scorpion. There are sparsely-furnished productions with leaner beats to serve his more dexterously wordy tracks, some bigger sounding radio ready emotional odes to family, and lots of material in that distinct, purely-his-own zone – immature braggadocio, satisfied maturity and this delicate tightrope walk in-between. Includes "Survival", "Nonstop", "Elevate", "Emotionless", "I'm Upset", "8 Out Of 10", "Talk Up" feat Jay-Z, "Is There More", "Peak", "Summer Games", "Jaded", "Finesse", "That's How You Feel", "Blue Tint", "Don't Matter To Me" feat some archival vocals by Michael Jackson, "After Dark" with Static Major & Ty Dolla $ign, "Final Fantasy", "March 14" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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El ChiclesViva Tirado ... CD
Polydor/Pregador Do Som (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A funky killer from this legendary European group – a record that's filled with as much funk and soul as the Latin elements you might have guessed from the title! El Chicles may have been a studio project, but they were a heck of a funky one – with hard drums, tight bass, and mixed-up Latin funky groove that was always pretty right on, no matter what the material happened to be! This cold little jammer from the early 70s features the group riffing hard on funky covers of "Viva Tirado", "Ode To Billy Joe", and "I'm A Man" – and grooving even better on the original tracks "Drug Bay" and the break-heavy "At Nee-Ko". There's some excellent organ in the mix, and the whole thing's packaged in a very cheesy cover! CD

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Etran De L'AirEtral De L'Air No 1 ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
A trio of guitars, augmented by bass, all swarming around each other in a way that might well make this group the Spacemen 3 of the Tuareg scene! There's not the obvious psychedelic influence here that group had back at the end of the 80s – but the mix of guitar fuzz is equally trippy – especially as the strong lead solos by Abdourahamane Ibra Allamine are balanced out by the two other guitarists, then given direction by a bit of drums – and augmented with vocals that are often much farther down in the mix than the guitars! Titles include "Tarha", "Hadija", "Etran Hymne", "Agrim Agadez", "Mon Amour", "Tenere Maliat", and "Tamiditine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Feeling KreyolLas Pale ... LP
Asterie/Strut (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Electrified zouk from the Guadeloupe scene – just the kind of unusual musical hybrid that's always made the Antilles so great! The work here has some echoes of the more familiar modes of zouk, but also has a leaner, more soul-based mode too – almost like a New York take on the genre, as if the cuts were being recorded somewhere out in Brooklyn, by a sweet trio of younger singers who sound wonderful in French – phrasing the lyrics in ways that make the pacing of the music very different than if the work were in English. The rhythms are nice and lean, too – cascading forward nicely on tracks that that include "Gade", "Pou Lanmou", "Mwen Ke Rive", "Las Pale", "Mwen Pe Ke Pe", and "La Guadeloupe". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gus Giordano StudiosTwo In A Jazz Mood – Giordano Technique ... LP
Orion, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $84.99
Later work from the Gus Giordano dance studios – a session that's not as funky as some of their earlier work, but still mostly original material played by a group of local Chicago studio musicians! The feel here is mostly an early 80s approach to jazz funk – smooth at times, with a fair bit of electric touches – and many numbers have an uptempo sort of soundtrack feel from the time. Titles include "Nuance", "Brigado", "Con Amigos", "Sicilienne", "Arms A Kimbo", "Blue Funk", and "Jazz Network". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Gnarls BarkleySt Elsewhere ... CD
Atlantic/Downtown, 2006. Used ... $3.99
A synthy soul funk project from the team of Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo – a set that's just trippy enough – and it's possibly the best full length from either party, ever! You don't need us to tell you that DM has had a finger in a handful of the best fringe pop/leftfield hip hop projects of the mid 00s, and Cee-Lo has been threatening to deliver a strange soul classic for years – and he brings it with Gnarls Barkley. The sound runs from stuttering synth funk, to bubbling hip hop soul, to funky modern pop in a way that equals any other genre blending cats out there – and probably betters them! Tracks include "Go Go Gadget Gospel", "Crazy", "St. Elsewhere", "Gone Daddy Gone" (Yup, THAT "Gone Daddy Gone"), "Smiley Faces", "The Boogie Monster", "Feng Shui", "Just A Thought", "Transformer", "Who Cares?", "Online", "Necromancer", "Storm Coming" and "The Last Time". CD

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Luiz GonzagaA Reino Do Baiao (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA (Brazil), Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
An early album from one of the founding fathers of forro – with titles that include "Forro No Escuro", "Xote Das Mocas", "Moca De Feira", "O Delegado No Coco", and "Gibao De Couro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small bit of seam splitting, but is nice overall.)

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Dave GrusinOut Of The Shadows ... LP
GRP, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... $4.99
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockBest Of Herbie Hancock (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Collection of material from Herbie's funky electric years with Columbia, from '73-'79. While he started to move into a more straight ahead, almost crossover soul sound during those years, he cut a number of classic sides, not the least of which was Headhunters, with the monster cut "Chameleon", which is included here. Besides (and including) the Headhunters band, Herbie always pulled from the finest sidemen, including Wah Wah Watson, James Gadson, Coke Escovedo & Ndugu Chancler, who are all featured here. "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" is a monster funky groover, centered on Wah Wah Watson's snapping guitar vamp, and the vocoder soul number "I Thought It Was You" is here too! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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Terumasa HinoTerumasa Hino – The Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Victor (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not the entire best of Japanese trumpet giant Terumasa Hino – but a sweet little set that brings together late 70s material from his electric run on the Flying Disk label! Hino was always a surprisingly versatile trumpeter – and although he spent the earlier part of the 70s doing more spiritual sessions, his late 70s output was equally great – but in a tighter, more soulful fusion mode! The shift is a bit like that of Freddie Hubbard – and like Hubbard, Hino was able to keep all the depth of his earlier work when making a shift to more electric modes. A number of these tracks also feature contributions from American jazz players – including fusion heavyweights Dave Liebman, Leon Pendarvis, David Spinozza, John Tropea, and Steve Gadd – and the tracks have a nice blend of jazz and R&B styles, handled with the perfection of the Japanese fusion scene of the time. Titles include "Samba De La Cruz", "Still Be Bop", "City Connection", "Antigua Boy", "Gently", and "Sty In My Waking Heart". CD includes bonus tracks – single versions of "Sweeter & Sweeter","Antigua Boy", and "City Connection". CD
(Part of the Adlib Presents Victor Japanese Fusion series!)

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Iron ButterflyHeavy ... LP
Atco, 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(Pink & tan label pressing, with Atco inner sleeve. Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Jackie & RoyWilder Alias ... LP
CTI, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Jackie & Roy are definitely getting bit wilder here – hitting an electric early 70s CTI mode, and really growing a lot in the process! The session has the vocal pair working with CTI players who include Hubert Laws on flute, Joe Farrell on saxes, Roy Pennington on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – all working with arrangements from Roy that are every bit as hip as the Don Sebesky treatments they previously got on CTI. The tracks are all longish, with plenty of room for complex vocals and great interaction with the instruments – and the titles are all originals, sounding really great and creative! Titles include "Good & Rich", "The Way We Are", "Waltz For Dana", "Niki's Song", and "A Wilder Alias". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bob James & David SanbornQuartette Humaine ... CD
Okeh, 2013. Used ... $4.99
Acoustic sounds from two players who made their mark during the fusion generation – and a wonderful illustration that at their core, both Bob James and David Sanborn are pretty darn great jazz musicians! The album's got a laidback vibe that's wonderful – these flowing lines on acoustic piano from James, mixed with Sanborn's well-blown alto and soprano sax solos – moving with this mellow groove that's never sleepy, and certainly never cheesy in a commercial way – just a great late night sort of mode with a surprisingly classic feel. The quartet also features Steve Gadd on drums and James Genus on bass – both working at a well-matched pace with the leaders – and titles include "Geste Humain", "You Better Not Go To College", "Maputo", "Deep In The Weeds", and "Genevieve". CD

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✨✧ Juice People Unlimited/Rudy Ray MooreDisco Godfather (2019 Record Store Release) ... LP
Strange Disc, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the rarest albums of the 70s to bear the name of Rudy Ray Moore – even though the raunchy comedian only starred in the film, and didn't create the music! Instead, the grooves here were handled by the obscure Juice People Unlimited – a clubby combo who've got just the right talents for the setting in the title – and whose lineup includes drums from the great James Gadson, and guitar by Paul Jackson Jr! These guys are top-level studio cats, working in a slightly looser setting – which has them spinning out four long funk tracks, all at a length that must have been cut down and edited to heck in the film. Most vocals have a funk-styled chorus mode – but the set does include one straighter funky soul cut, "I Never Wanted To Say Goodbye" – alongside "Spaced Out", "Disco Godfather", and "Shermanizing/One Way Ticket To Hell". LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU release! Limited edition of 1000.)

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James L'Estraunge OrchestraEventual Reality ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a richness to the album that takes us back to some of the first wave of really complicated, really beautiful sounds from the London scene years back – maybe like the music of Chris Bowden or Jessica Lauren, with just a trace of 4Hero in the way that Reid blends together fuller strings and horns with some tight rhythms at the core. There's plenty of great keyboards on the album – including some Fender Rhodes from Ricky – but the album's hardly just the usual beats-and-keys session, as there's a complex vision here that's way more than just dancefloor music. Yet there's also plenty of grooves – just served up with a depth that makes the album appealing in so many other ways too – on tracks that include "The Call", "Closer", "We Rise", "Me & The Bear", "Eventual Reality", "See You Tonight", "Autumn Falls", and "It Happened Before". CD

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Hubert LawsChicago Theme ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hubert LawsIn The Beginning ... CD
CTI, 1974. Used ... $8.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available In The Beginning Vol 1 ... LP 6.99

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Hubert LawsIn The Beginning Vol 1 ... LP
CTI, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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 "In The Beginning", "Restoration", "Gymnopedie 1", "Airegin", and "Come Ye Disconsolate". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In The Beginning ... CD 8.99

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Hubert Laws/George BensonIn The Beginning/In Concert Carnegie Hall ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1974/1976. New Copy 2CD ... $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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Webster Lewis8 For The 80s ... LP
Epic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Genius jazzy soul from Webster Lewis – one of his amazing late 70s sets for Epic Records! By this point in his career, Lewis had honed his keyboard craft to perfection – and on albums like this one, he laid down some excellent smooth soulful fusion that soared in a righteous way that few other artists of his generation could match! The sound's never cheesy, and has a wonderfully fusion-based bottom that's served up by a range of great players that include Paul Jackson, James Gadson, and Bennie Maupin – and which is topped off by very jazz-sensitive production from Lewis and Herbie Hancock. Most cuts have vocals – some by Lewis himself – and the album includes the monster dancefloor cut "Give Me Some Emotion", plus the cuts "Fire", "Go For It", "You Deserve To Dance", and "The Love You Give To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi, & Marcos ValleEdu, Dori, & Marcos ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Three Brazilian music legends come together in a very unusual project – a record that features famous songs by all three artists, each performed by one of the other singers – in a setting that's got all the sophisticated warmth of the best projects on the Biscoito Fino label! There's an undercurrent of jazz in most of the music – which makes for nice changes from the original versions of the songs – and arrangements here are by Cristovao Bastos, Dori Caymmi, and Marcos Valle – who handles all the songs that feature his own vocals. There's a mature, thoughtful approach to the whole album – perfectly fitting for the list of songs that include "Saveiros", "Velho Piano", "Dos Navegantes", "Corrida De Jangada", "Passa Por Mim", "Canto Triste", "Alegre Menina", "Bloco Do Eu Sozinho", "Na Ilha De Lia No Barco De Rosa", "Viola Enluarda", and "O Amor E Chama". CD

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Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco's The Cool (CLEAN version) ... CD
Atlantic, 2007. Used ... $0.99
Lupe Fiasco takes his style a kick & a push deeper than the perceived sunny positivity of his debut on second album The Cool – flashing some biting social criticism – and a sharp brilliance that shows he's too restless to simply coast! The clean, buzzing synth funk orchestra vibe that was a highlight of the Food & Liquor set encores here, especially on the tracks Soundtrakk produced – but the mood is a little heavier. Strong stuff in both overall quality and lyrical content, with some real standouts. F & L was no fluke – Lupe is the real thing! Titles include "Free Chilly" feat Sarah Green & Gemstones, "Go Go Gadget Flow", "The Coolest", "Superstar" feat Matthew Santos, "Paris, Tokyo", "Hi-Definition" feat Snoop Dogg and Pooh Bear, "Gold Wathch", "Intruder Alert" feat Sarah Green, "Dumb It Down"feat Gemstones & Graham Burris, "Fighters" feat Mathew Santos and more. CD
(Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Manhattan Jazz QuintetMy Funny Valentine ... CD
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1986. Used ... $14.99
The kind of record that first put the Manhattan Jazz Quintet on the map – and started a really great run of recordings that ran through the 80s well into the early 90s too! The set's got a fresh approach to older jazz material – arrangements from pianist David Matthews, who you may know from older funk work with James Brown and Kudu Records – and who's returning here strongly to an acoustic mode, and shaking off some of the fusion he'd been experimenting with a few years before. The shift is wonderful – and Matthews' energy really helps set the group on fire – a lineup that also includes Lew Soloff on trumpet, George Young on tenor, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums! Titles include "On A Clear Day", "SU Blues", "Mr PC", "Round Midnight", and "New York State Of Mind". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a large sticker on the back cover.)

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Cesar Camargo Mariano & Nelson AyresPrisma ... LP
Pointer (Brazil), 1985. Very Good ... $14.99
By the mid 80s, Mariano and Ayres were two of Brazil's greatest keyboardists – rooted in jazz, but open to a lot more ideas too! Both players had started out in a straighter jazz piano mode, but were more than willing to embrace new electronic keyboards as they were developed over the previous decade – in this album that mixes warmer jazzy moments with a real love of 80s styles too. Titles include "Capoeira", "April Child", and "Frevo Rasgado" – and the set also features a Herbie Hancock "scratchin" type track called "Os Breakers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert, and cool lenticular cover design – with attached 3D rainbow!)
 
 
 



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