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Jacek BednarekIndeks (with bonus track) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A really beautiful soundtrack from Polish composer Jacek Benarek – presented here with a great balance between solo acoustic basslines, and some wonderful use of electric harpsichord! The latter instrument is used in a few spots in ways that echo Italian scores of the early 70s – but soon moves off into some very cool interpretations that are completely unique – especially when offset by the solo bass passages as well – both of which are played by the composer, in modes that are sometimes overdubbed, sometimes taken straight – and very beautiful throughout! The bass and harpsichord dance together on a few numbers, often in groovy ways – and on the tracks that are more spare, there's still a jazzy vibe that's really nice – the bass running in all sorts of great ways that are never sleepy at all. Titles include "Czolowka", "Kapitan", "Wesele", "Uniwersytet", "Wegloblok", and "Dworzec I". CD features an alternative bonus version of the theme "Czolowka". CD

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BrakPrawo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Punk rock from Poland – a set of tracks that have surprising resonance with UK work of the same time, served up here in a collection that might be one of the first times this music has made it out to the west! The core of the set features recordings from the early 80s – with singer/guitarist Ziemowit Kosmowski at the head of the group, and standing as the right sort of bold frontman to really send things over the top with a universal punk rock appeal – even if you can't understand the lyrics! Titles include "Prawo", "Do Wziecia", "Zmeczony", "Najemnik", and "Miejzki Park" – and the set also features two bonus live tracks from recent years. CD

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Czerwono-CzarniMotor I Ja – 1963/1964 Polish Library Music From WFDiF Vaults ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Sound library music from mid 60s Poland, but tracks that feel a lot more like American instrumental rock from the same time too – a very different approach than the larger orchestrations you might expect! Most of these tunes are pretty upbeat, and filled with twangy guitars that soar forward in space – matched sometimes with a bit of saxophone, or occasionally some piano – and peppered with a few tracks that get a bit more spacious, which really makes a lot more depth for the record – a lot more than you'd hear from some American surf rock record at the time! All tracks are as short as the side of an instrumental 45 – and titles include "Podarunek", "Pod Paugami", "Remont", "Motor I Ja", "Agatko Pocaluj", and "Czerwono Czarny Twist". CD

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Henryk Debich/Orkiestra PRiTV1978 – City ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... $34.99 36.98
A really cool collection of work from Polish sound library talent Henryk Debich – all 70s material that was designed to evoke the feel of the modern city – including many tracks that were issued in a special cassette series for daily commuters! The material was recorded at the Polish Radio studios, and mixes groovy 70s elements with fuller orchestrations – some disco rhythms at points, mellower soundtrack touches at others – keyboards often stepping out strongly from the fuller arrangements in a way that's a bit like Italian or UK sound library material at the same time! Titles include "UFO", "Obsydian", "Marmyszka", "City", "Choral I Final", and "Perforowany Parmezan". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1978 – City (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Henryk Debich/Orkiestra PRiTV1978 – City (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A really cool collection of work from Polish sound library talent Henryk Debich – all 70s material that was designed to evoke the feel of the modern city – including many tracks that were issued in a special cassette series for daily commuters! The material was recorded at the Polish Radio studios, and mixes groovy 70s elements with fuller orchestrations – some disco rhythms at points, mellower soundtrack touches at others – keyboards often stepping out strongly from the fuller arrangements in a way that's a bit like Italian or UK sound library material at the same time! Titles include "UFO", "Obsydian", "Marmyszka", "City", "Choral I Final", and "Perforowany Parmezan". CD features four bonus tracks too! CD
Also available 1978 – City ... LP 34.99

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Krzysztof DudaFor Better Sound (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A sweet little set that definitely lives up to the 80s look of its cover – as does the work by Krzysztof Duda on a range of Roland, Moog, and Yamaha keyboards! The tracks all have a lean, clean, 80s electronic sound – bright grooves that are filled with keyboards and basslines, on top of drum machine rhythms that further the all-electric spirit of the cuts – leaving Duda to work as a one man band on the recordings, but with the bubbling energy of some of the bigger electro pop acts of the period – tunes that would be very comfortable next to records by Jan Hammer or Harold Faltermeyer. All titles are instrumentals – and tunes include "Art Of Roland", "For Better Sound", "Hotel W Hanko", "Without", "Free Combination", and "Out To Out". CD features four bonus tracks from Duda's archives too! CD

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Piotr FigielPrzepraszam Czy Tu Bija ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... $34.99 36.99
Piotr Figiel may not have the catchiest name in the world – but boy, does he do some very groovy work on this obscure Polish soundtrack from the 70s! The album begins with this jaunty wordless vocal number that feels like it was lifted from an Armando Trovajoli soundtrack – then slides into styles that vary nicely as they move through different funky modes – including a lot of sweet Fender Rhodes lines, some moogy bits, funky drums, and even some heavy guitar! The music is superb – the sort of special discovery we never would have made otherwise, were it not for the ultra-cool Gad label – and titles include "Napad Na Bank", "Dyzkoteka", "Czolowka", "Konfrontacja 1", "Belus", and "Belus Plus Wloch". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz QSymbiosis (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Supraphon/GAD (Poland), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 24.99
One of the hippest jazz groups going in Czechoslovakia during the 70s – the mighty Jazz Q, a cool fusion combo who really knew how to groove! The group's lineup includes a lot of electric keyboards and guitars – and while some tracks have them jamming out in a really rock-inspired way, there's some other tunes that open up with a great jazzy sound. Side two of the album kicks off with an amazing modal groover called "The Wizard" – a cut that builds and builds on riffs of bass, conga, and keyboards – before soaring into a sweet female lead vocal that sounds like Lani Hall at her best! Other tracks include "Lost Soul", "Starbird", "From Dark To Light", and "Epilog". This 2CD version is completely remastered from the original master tapes, with a 20 page booklet of notes – and a bonus CD that features four tracks from the soundtrack to Pomerancovy Kluk, a live version of "Kdo Z Koho", and six more tracks from mid 70s radio sessions, some very long! CD

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Wojciech KilarSami Swoi/Czerwone I Zlote (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
Two rare soundtracks from Polish composer Wojciech Kilar – both making their global debut here! Sami Swoi is a masterpiece of woodwind work – short tracks that use differing woodwind elements amidst other spare instrumentation – almost always with a style that has the lead woodwind instrument making these spare but extremely evocative statements that are really wonderful – doing a heck of a lot with just a little, and tremendously powerful even away from the film! Titles include "Klotnia", "Nowy Dom", "Peron", "Czolowka", "Zgoda", and "Kon Z Unrra". Czerwone I Zlote follows with a more dynamic vibe – fuller tunes that mix in larger orchestrations and some occasional jazz-based moments – often with the richness of some of the French scoring of the nouvelle vague generation, but mixed with some of the more unusual sounds of the Czech new wave. Titles include "Sen W Kosciele", "Jablko", "Siano/PKS", "Poscig", and "Obserwacja". Both scores are presented here with bonus tracks – and notes in English and Polish. CD

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Krzysztof KomedaMam Tu Swoj Dom ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1963. New Copy ... $34.99 36.99
A very early soundtrack from legendary Polish modernist Krzystof Komeda – different than his 60s work for Roman Polanski, but equally striking overall! The work for Mam Tu Swoj Dom is performed on short tracks handled by different instrumental groupings – with piano, flute, and bass often dancing around in these really spare but lovely ways – melodic, but very blue-tinged too – on titles that have the instrumentation of chamber jazz, but a much more personal, very poetic sort of quality – very vivid, even without the images on the screen. The record features 27 tracks in all – a nice mix of short tunes that work very well together on vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mam Tu Swoj Dom/Ubranie Prawie Nowe ... CD 18.99

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Krzysztof KomedaMam Tu Swoj Dom/Ubranie Prawie Nowe ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Two very early soundtracks from legendary Polish modernist Krzystof Komeda – both very different than his 60s work for Roman Polanski, but equally striking overall! The work for Mam Tu Swoj Dom is performed on short tracks handled by different instrumental groupings – with piano, flute, and bass often dancing around in these really spare but lovely ways – melodic, but very blue-tinged too – on titles that have the instrumentation of chamber jazz, but a much more personal, very poetic sort of quality – very vivid, even without the images on the screen. There's a similar feel to the music for Ubranie Prawie Nowe, but handled with different instrumentation – tunes are often a bit longer, and make use of woodwind interplay at a level that's as spare as on the first film, but with a quality that's almost painter-like at times, and which expands in instrumentation as the soundtrack moves on. This is the first time we've heard the music for either film – and they're presented here in a great edition, with notes in both English and Polish. CD
Also available Mam Tu Swoj Dom ... LP 34.99

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Wladyslaw KomendarekPlaneta Smiechu (with bonus tracks) ... CD
ANA/GAD (Poland), 1989. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A cool set of keyboard work and electronics from late 80s Poland – all served up with a sound and style that's very much in keeping with the cosmic look of the cover! Wladyslaw Komendarek uses a variety of Roland, Casio, and Yamaha keyboards to take a journey out into the cosmos – leaving the planet on waves of keyboards driven by drum machine rhythms – much more spacey and textural than just straight song-based – still pretty tuneful, but with a nice sense of openness that continues as the record moves on – and all without any vocals at all. Titles include "Planeta Smiechu 2", "Kosmiczne Reggae", "Pogon Za Laserem", and "Pozegnanie Kosmitow". CD features four other bonus tracks too – including "Opetnie", "Obiegowa Gra", and "Budowa Nowego Swiata". CD

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Wladyslaw KomendarekWladyslaw Komendarek (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1985. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A cool keyboardist from the 80s scene in Poland – working here on all the best Roland, Korg, and Arp instruments of the time – and with this lean, stripped-down groove that's almost got a Kraftwerk feel overall! The music's never too cheesy – with none of those "too easy" 80s rhythm programs that always made for too much stiffness – and instead, Wladyslaw really keeps this spontaneous feel in some of his keyboard work – much looser and more groovy than lots of the other keyboard-heavy soundtrack or sound library material at the time, yet still never commercial or kitschy either. The balance is hard to describe, but totally perfect throughout – and the record's a gem if you dig any sort of 80s sound library music, and even some of the best underground electro work of the period too. Titles include "Super Express", "Ranek Nad Wisla", "Tesknota Zeglarza", "Polowanie W Puszcy Bialej", "Krople Rosy", and "Podwodny Spacer". CD features seven more bonus tracks from the same time – titles that include "Trzeci Test", "Smaczna Stonina", "Morskie Figle", and "Samotna Pacynka". CD

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Wojciech KonikiewiczMuzyka Nowej Przestrzeni ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1993. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Really cool work from Polish musician Wojciech Konikiewicz – presented here with a title that means "music of new space" – and which represents a stunning shift into ambient territories after earlier work in rock and jazz! The music is as dark as the image on the cover – often lots of brooding low tones that have a more sinister vibe than some of the ambient experiments from the other side of the iron curtain at the time – maybe slightly in the mode of some of Brian Eno's music in the Thursday Afternoon generation, but also with some traces of more serious, academic explorations as well. The work was created with three different synthesizers and a bit of reverb – all recorded live, with titles that include "Ischri", "Theo", "Nox Atra", "Aniolowie W Burzy", and "Mistyczne Swiatlo". CD features both volumes 1 and 2 of the original releases! CD
Also available Muzyka Nowej Przestrzeni ... CD 19.99

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Wojciech KonikiewiczMuzyka Nowej Przestrzeni ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1993. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
Really cool work from Polish musician Wojciech Konikiewicz – presented here with a title that means "music of new space" – and which represents a stunning shift into ambient territories after earlier work in rock and jazz! The music is as dark as the image on the cover – often lots of brooding low tones that have a more sinister vibe than some of the ambient experiments from the other side of the iron curtain at the time – maybe slightly in the mode of some of Brian Eno's music in the Thursday Afternoon generation, but also with some traces of more serious, academic explorations as well. The work was created with three different synthesizers and a bit of reverb – all recorded live, with titles that include "Ischri", "Theo", "Nox Atra", "Aniolowie W Burzy", and "Mistyczne Swiatlo". CD features both volumes 1 and 2 of the original releases! CD
Also available Muzyka Nowej Przestrzeni ... CD 9.99

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Wlodzimierz Korcz07 Zglos Sie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
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 38 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 KorzynskiSweet Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1991. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski has given us some weird and wild soundtrack material over the years – but here, he's definitely staying in the "sweet music" promised by the title, with sounds that live up to the sexy 90s-styled image on the cover! The collection brings together material originally used in two different German TV shows – and Korzynski mixes sound library production with smooth jazz instrumentation – plenty of keyboards and electric percussion in the lineup, but warmed up nicely with alto and soprano sax solos from Mariusz Fazi Mielczarek. Titles include "Monika", "Angela", "Cecylie", "Sylwia", "Sabina", and "Sophie". CD also features six more bonus tracks from the same time – all previously unreleased! CD

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Henryk KuzniakDzieciol ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked Polish soundtrack from the start of the 70s – scored for a comedy, but put together with a huge range of unusual and striking sounds! The record begins with a catchy theme – the sort that you'd hear in a Neil Simon comedy a few years later – but by track three, things have already moved into these really noisy electronics, before shifting back to a processed harmonica theme, moody mellow trumpet lines, jazzier bits, and other really amazing sounds! Composer Henryk Kuzniak claims to have thought about his work in terms of color, not notes or melody – and you can definitely hear that on the record – as each track is almost a mini painting in sound, often with some unusual processing to make familiar sounds very unusual. There's a few straighter, groovier themes in the mix – which balances things out in a really great way – and titles include "Bede Tego Niedlugo Potrzebowal", "Makrele W Tomacie", "Nie Mam O Kogo Byc Zazdrosny", "Ja Sobie Wypraszam Pani Misko", and "Grajmy W To". CD

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Krzysztof MarzecW Labiryncie ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A set of short little tracks that were all done for a Polish TV series at the end of the 80s – music that has plenty of 80s touches in the instrumentation, but served up in more of a sound library mode – almost as if the composer were listening to British pop hits on the radio, then finding a way to strip them down and use them for shorter scenes in the show! Most numbers are between the one and two minute range – and there's only lyrics on one of the album's twenty six tracks – which make all the other themes work together in a very nice way – a playful instrumental pastiche that includes the tunes "Hot Dog Is Sexy", "Spoko", "Yamamine, "Jeff Tune", "Zielone Reggae", "Kochania", "Marcowa Samba", "Psy Cho", and "Temat Biegu". CD

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

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No LimitsNo Movie Soundtrack ... LP
Arston/GAD (Poland), 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
There may be no movie soundtrack, as the title proclaims – but this Polish group comes across with a real Breakfast Club look on the cover! That style is maybe also a good indication of the music, too – as there's a lot going on here that would be right at home in the British scene of the early 80s – tuneful electronic pop elements, maybe served up with a bit more late 80s instrumentation overall, especially on the rhythms – with vocals from a variety of singers, both male and female. Lyrics are in English at points, and these guys are clearly part of a Poland ready to open up and change themselves – shaking off the grey past of the Soviet era, and trying to reach out and join up with the highlights of the Anglo pop world. Titles include "Studio Wars", "Pri Mary", "On The River", "Real Education", "Can't Get Your Love", and "Sir Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Orkiestra Taneczna PRWieczorem Po Marszalkowskie – 1967 Polish Library Music From WFDIF Vaults ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1967. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Very cool sounds from an obscure Eastern European source – music that was used as part of the Polish Film Chronicle – a propaganda system of sorts, and one that always sought to portray Polish culture with an upbeat sort of spin! That quality is definitely part of the music here – groovy big band work with a strong 60s vibe – similar to maybe some of the Quincy Jones material for his Mercury Records sessions of the early 60s, or some of the Count Basie charts from a similar stretch – all directed by Adam Wiernik, a leader who's got a great way with a swinging sort of groove! Many tracks have a quality that must have been great to hear coming out of the loudspeakers in a Polish cinema – bold and very captivating – and titles include "Spacer We Mgle", "Nonet", "Koko", "Fatamorgana", "Samba Ritmica", "Wspolny Blues", "Joker", and "Kolorwe Klimaty". CD

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Rodzina PastoraBiegnijmy W Slonce ... CD
GAD (Poland), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A really cool Polish group from the early 70s – one who only issued a 7" EP at the time, but who finally get their full due here, in a set that brings together other material recorded for Polish radio! The approach is great – a bit in the folk funk mode, with a female singer in the lead, next to well-placed basslines, and nice use of flute next to guitar and keyboards – all pretty light, so that the rhythms and the vocals take the core, often with jazzy inflections that are mighty nice! The tracks features vocals from Maria Fiegel on the first half, and Zofia Borca on the second – and the package features 14 titles in all, with tracks that include "A Gdy Leci Glaz", "Troche Wiosny Troche Lata", "To Tak Jak Sen", "Zawse Humor Mam", "Ogon Pawie", "Musisz W Drodze Byc", and a really great cover of "Whole Lotta Love". CD

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Boguslaw RudzinskiUnitron – 1963 Polish Library Music From WFDiF Vaults ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1963. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Fantastic work from a saxophonist we're hearing here for the first time ever – Boguslaw Rudzinski, who recorded this set in 1963 – right at the same time Krzystof Komeda and his generation were opening up doors in modern jazz on the Polish scene! Rudzinski is maybe a bit more inside that Komeda or Tomas Stanko, but has this really great edge in his tenor, and a way of coming up with songs that manage to swing, but open up new ideas too – most penned here by pianist Krzystof Sadowski, an artist we do know and love – and who really shines in the group here alongside the guitar of Janusz Sidorenko, bass of Janusz Rafalski, and drums of Wladyslaw Jagiello. The material was recorded for a sound library, and never issued at the time – and Boguslaw plays a bit of clarinet, too – but with a modern Tony Scott sort of edge. Titles include "Casanova", "Messa", "Rockin Blues", "Epitex", "Silikonia", and "Unitron". CD
Also available Unitron – 1963 Polish Library Music From WFDiF Vaults ... LP 29.99

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Boguslaw RudzinskiUnitron – 1963 Polish Library Music From WFDiF Vaults ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1963. New Copy ... $29.99 36.99
Fantastic work from a saxophonist we're hearing here for the first time ever – Boguslaw Rudzinski, who recorded this set in 1963 – right at the same time Krzystof Komeda and his generation were opening up doors in modern jazz on the Polish scene! Rudzinski is maybe a bit more inside that Komeda or Tomas Stanko, but has this really great edge in his tenor, and a way of coming up with songs that manage to swing, but open up new ideas too – most penned here by pianist Krzystof Sadowski, an artist we do know and love – and who really shines in the group here alongside the guitar of Janusz Sidorenko, bass of Janusz Rafalski, and drums of Wladyslaw Jagiello. The material was recorded for a sound library, and never issued at the time – and Boguslaw plays a bit of clarinet, too – but with a modern Tony Scott sort of edge. Titles include "Casanova", "Messa", "Rockin Blues", "Epitex", "Silikonia", and "Unitron". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Unitron – 1963 Polish Library Music From WFDiF Vaults ... CD 18.99

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SBBFollow My Dream ... LP
Interchord/GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
SBB were a prog powerhouse from 70s Poland – but this album saw initial release in Germany – in a scene that was a great setting for the group's really hard-burning approach to proggy fusion! The record features two long suites, but each are divided up into shorter songs – which brings an even more burning focus to the music than before – as the soaring keyboards mix with the airy vocals, all driven on by some fantastic guitar and drums! Titles include "Freedom With Us", "Going Away", "3rd Reanimation", "Mountain Melody", "In The Cradle Of Your Hands", "Follow My Dream", and "Wake Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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SBBMemento Z Banalnym Tryptykiem (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The final album from SBB – a bit different than their trio efforts of the 70s, but equally wonderful all the way through! There's a slightly more spacious vibe going on here – symphonic prog, but without the symphony – just an expanded quartet lineup that uses their extra guitar to really great effect, making the record explode with a new sense of color that the group didn't have on previous efforts. As usual, there's' one side-long cut – the title track – and that one really opens up in a rich array of keyboard lines, really showing the group at their height. Titles include "Strategia Pulsu","Moja Ziemio Wysniona", "Trojkat Radoscie", and "Memento Z Banalym Trtyptykiem". CD features bonus tracks – a live improvisation on "Memento", a live version of "Wish", and the original demo of the title track. CD

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SBBNowy Horyzont (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A searing 70s classic from SBB – a Polish jazz rock powerhouse, and one of the strongest groups to mix fusion inspiration with rock expression on the continent during the decade! The group is a tight trio formation – with strong drums, sharp guitar, and a great mix of bass, piano, and especially nice moog from singer Jozef Skrezek – whose vocals often really hang back, so that the keyboards and guitar can take center stage, as the group soar to the skies with boundless creative energy! Titles include the 20 minute "Wolnosc Z Nami", which takes up all of side two – plus "Blysk", "Na Pierwszy Ogien"," Ballada O Pieciu Glodnych", and "Nowy Horyzont". CD features four bonus tracks – "Ciecie", "Waldie", "Wyjatek", and "Na Pierwszy Ogien (full version)". CD

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SBB & NOSPRZ Milosci Jestem – Live ... CD
GAD (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
New work from legendary Polish prog group SBB – working here with added orchestrations, at a level that really helps bring back their music with a heck of a lot of force! SBB always had a wonderfully complex quality to their sound – different than some of their Western European contemporaries, but with an equal ability to hit harder, more straightforwardly rocking moments when needed – which here make for a great blend with the larger orchestrations give them support – adding new currents of drama, and making this older group sound a heck of a lot better than you might expect! Titles include "Ciecie", "Freedom With Us", "Memeto Z Banalnym Tryptykiem", "Going Away", "Odlot", and "Walkin Around The Stormy Bay". CD
Also available Z Milosci Jestem – Live ... LP 32.99

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SBB & NOSPRZ Milosci Jestem – Live ... LP
GAD (Poland), 2021. New Copy ... $32.99 36.99
New work from legendary Polish prog group SBB – working here with added orchestrations, at a level that really helps bring back their music with a heck of a lot of force! SBB always had a wonderfully complex quality to their sound – different than some of their Western European contemporaries, but with an equal ability to hit harder, more straightforwardly rocking moments when needed – which here make for a great blend with the larger orchestrations give them support – adding new currents of drama, and making this older group sound a heck of a lot better than you might expect! Titles include "Freedom With Us", "Memeto Z Banalnym Tryptykiem", "Going Away", and "Odlot". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Z Milosci Jestem – Live ... CD 18.99

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Jozef SkrzekViator (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 90s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The cover's almost got a 4AD sort of look to it – and that might be a good way to approach the music of Jozef Skrzek here – as it hits on the more meditative side of that British label in the second half of the 80s – as Jozef creates all these spare, keyboard-heavy instrumentals that have a nice current of darkness! In a more mainstream setting, the work might have gotten too polished and sentimental – but there's a nicely personal touch here, as of Skrzek is working post-cold wave, warming things up slightly, but never losing too much of that individual quality that would make things stand out. The CD features 20 tracks from the original recording – plus three bonus tracks too! CD

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

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Jan Ptasyn WroblewskiSlupy Milowe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Never-issued material from Polish saxophonist Jan Ptasyn Wroblewski – material recorded at the end of the 70s for Polish Radio, done in a small combo mode that's a real back to basics change, after some of his larger projects of the decade! The setting is nice and lean – Jan on tenor, with guitar, bass, and drums – very much in the mode of an old Sonny Stitt session, with maybe some of the same production touches that Stitt was getting on his 70s records for Muse. Jan's great on both the ballads, which open up with a soulful vibe that's really beautiful – and the more swinging tunes, which are very much in a post-bop mode, and occasionally pick up some nice modal currents. The use of guitar by Marek Blizinski makes for some very different chromatic elements on the set – and titles include "Bebopem Go", "Slupy Milowe", "Rower Z Debu Czyli Dabrower", and "Czarna Chandra From Calcutta". CD features three bonus tracks – "Ciruka Z Rurki", "Dykteryka", and "Ugrysciorba". CD

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ZmeczeniBez Tego I Owego ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A very jazzy set of sound library tracks from Poland – done in a mix of fusion and prog that's similar to some of that nation's great groups of the 70s – maybe no surprise, given that the guitarist in the group had also performed with the rock act Breakout! Yet here, the style is jazzier – a nicely urban style of instrumentation that echoes some of the American fusion modes of the period – but recorded, almost in secret, in the studio of Polskie Radio – with a lineup that includes keyboard, guitar, saxes, bass, and drums. All titles were penned by guitarist Winicjusz Chrost – and titles include "Im Im Im", "Chrzante", "Luba Balu", "Ma Ma Ma", "Juz Kiedys To Bylo", "Bez Tego I Owego", and "Pradziadek". CD

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VariousInterwizje – East European Visions Of Groovy Sound 1962 to 1982 ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About December 5, 2021
Fantastic funky tunes that you'd never track down on your own – all pulled from a host of rare Eastern European records from the years when the Iron Curtain kept most of this music from getting out to the rest of the world at large! There's plenty of heavy drums and basslines on most tracks – served up by artists who clearly got a chance to hear all the best that was going on in American funk during the 70s, then found a way to mix it with all sorts of unusual instrumental and production touches that make for all these compelling twists and turns along the way – as do the non-English language lyrics, which further set these tunes apart from the rest! The compilation was done by the Soul Service DJ team, who've given us some great Polish funk sets in the past – and titles include "Gospel Song" by Skaldowie, "Hollywoodschaukel" by Gunter Gollasch, "Berlin 1" by Tihomir Pop Asanovic, "Everybody" by Olympic, "Adj Egy Percet" by Sarolta Zalatnay, "Jakoby Nic" by Marta Kubisova, "Sopp Seisku Aeg" by Velly Joonas & Vstretsa, and "Waski Przelyk Wieloryba" by Bizony. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWedrujmy ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Prepare to step into a musical world you might never experience otherwise – served up here in a whole host of Polish work from the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – music that runs the gamut from folk rock, to Sunshine Pop, to some of the groovier styles of the psychedelic generation! Lyrics are all in Polish, but these groups have clearly picked up a lot from the Anglo world – especially the American scene on the west coast – and given that the nation was still very much in the grip of the Soviet era, it's amazing how much freedom some of these guys got to let down their hair and do their thing! The package features notes in English throughout, with reproductions of album covers and other details – and the set features 20 tracks in all, with work by Piotr Pastor I Slonce, Portrety, Roszina Pastora, Wawele, No To Co, Trubadurzy, ST 44, Skaldowie, Grupa Boom, and others. CD

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VariousZe Szpulowca Bigbitowca 2 – 1964 to 1970 Polish Beat From Radio Vaults (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The Polish scene of the 60s didn't issue a lot of rock and roll records – hard to do when you're under the thumb of the USSR, whose Soviet policies didn't really encourage Western music! But fortunately, Polskie Radio was able to capture some of the surprisingly strong work that was bubbling up from underground – groups that are clearly driven by the inspiration they were getting from UK pirate radio and smuggled American singles of the time – but also sometimes pointing the way towards some of the bigger Eastern European trends to come! The whole thing's a really revelatory collection – and even though there's a big booklet with lots of photos, and note that are only in Polish, the music itself has a very universal appeal – as you'll hear on titles that include "Julia" by Demony, "Get A Buzz" by Dzikusy, "It's My Life" by Piec Lini, "Hey Girl" by The Phantoms, "Zazdrosc Psa" by Cylindry, "Blues O Owsiance" by Oda 70, "Route 66" by Niezani, and "Utwor Instrumentalny" by Sarmaci. CD

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

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✨✧ MahagonMahagon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Supraphon/GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set of funky fusion from the Czech scene of the 70s – a place where secret albums like this were issued at the time, but never got the circulation as work from the German scene – such as electric funk albums on MPS! Yet the feel here is very similar to the best on that label – plenty of electric piano over the top of the funky bass and drums, and choppy reed solos peppering the groove on the best tracks too! Most of the set is instrumental, but there's one number with really great scatting jazz vocals in a Kitty Winter mode – the hard-grooving "Divka S Jablky" – plus the titles "Pulnocni", "Obrazarna", "Sen O Zemi", "Piscene Peresypy", and "More Klidu". CD features five bonus tracks – including "Obratnik Raka", "Vevere U Pepika", "Rimsky Karneval", and "Jeste Neni Pozde". CD

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✨✧ Apostolis Anthimos with Erik Truffaz50 – Live In NOSPR ... CD
GAD (Poland), 2021. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Contemporary fusion from Polish guitarist Apostolis Anthimos, and a set with some nicely dark qualities at times – kind of a mix of straightforward grooves and a few more outside moments that change things up over the course of the double-length set! The core quartet features Piotr Matusik on keyboards, Olaf Wegier on saxes, and Robert Szewczuga on bass – and trumpeter Erik Truffaz joins the group on trumpet, and there's also a bit of turntable work from Mr Krime. Titles include "Pinocchio's Dreams", "Goris", "Bar Wah Wah", "Story", "Sunrise", "The First Impression Evokes", "In The Big City", "Manhattan Circus", and "Back To The North". CD

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

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✨✧ Piotr FigielPrzepraszam Czy Tu Bija (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Piotr Figiel may not have the catchiest name in the world – but boy, does he do some very groovy work on this obscure Polish soundtrack from the 70s! The album begins with this jaunty wordless vocal number that feels like it was lifted from an Armando Trovajoli soundtrack – then slides into styles that vary nicely as they move through different funky modes – including a lot of sweet Fender Rhodes lines, some moogy bits, funky drums, and even some heavy guitar! The music is superb – the sort of special discovery we never would have made otherwise, were it not for the ultra-cool Gad label – and titles include "Napad Na Bank", "Dyzkoteka", "Czolowka", "Konfrontacja 1", "Belus", and "Belus Plus Wloch". CD features three bonus tracks too! CD

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

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

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✨✧ Andrzej KorzynskiPanna Nikt (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1996. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A spare, electric soundtrack from Andrzej Korzynski – done for a mid 90s film directed by Andrzej Wada, and featuring lots of keyboards played by Korzynski himself! The music isn't as wild as some of Andrzej's previous records, but there's a nice sense of variety on the tracks – which are usually very spare, sometimes spooky, and often have added keyboards from Jerzy Suchocki! At times, these strange voices come through the mix – maybe dialog from the film, maybe the sound of spirits in the background – amidst titles that include "Balkon", "Chaos", "Samotnosc", "Wies", "Modlitwa", "Dzigi 1", "Pycha I Bogactwo", and "Jaka Jestes Piekna 2". CD features five bonus tracks too! CD

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

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✨✧ Jerzy MilianOrkiestra Rozrywkowa Pritv W Katowicach – Znak Wodnika (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the funkiest work we've ever heard from Polish vibist Jerzy Milian – a series of late 70s recordings that have him working with a larger ensemble in a very groovy mode! The approach is sound library or soundtrack funk at some points, but also almost gets a bit disco at others – with Jerzy using his vibes like Vince Montana in Philly! There's wordless vocals on most tracks, and other instrumentation includes keyboards and clavinet, tenor, alto, and flute – mostly with a tight ensemble feel overall. At points, the music is in the spirit of the funky big band work on MPS Records from the early 70s – and titles include "Sobowtor", "W Zaulku", "Spiew Langusty"," Robot Autokrata", "Komu Moge Dac Swoj Czas", "Samum", and "Solaris II". CD features the bonus tracks "Nikt Inny", "Odtrutka Na Funky", "Farnadole", and "Dialog O Polnocy". CD

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

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

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✨✧ Arp LifeKomplet 1975 to 1978 (3CD set) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The complete work of this very groovy Polish combo from the 70s – a duo that features work from the legendary Andrzej Korzynski, best known for his famous film work – stepping out here in a sweet set of moog and keyboard-heavy grooves! Had Arp Life been formed a few years earlier, they would have been turning out moog records – ala Hot Butter – but their style here is groovier, funkier, and filled with some of the growing shift in elements both in fusion, and in soul styles as the disco generation approached! The group are almost a precursor to some of the more spacey, cosmic clubby acts that were showing up in the Italian and Parisian scenes – and although they only issued two rare albums back in the 70s, this huge set features triple that material, thanks to a wealth of unissued radio sessions and other recordings. There are vocals on the tracks at times – but usually just chorus responses to the funky rhythms, riffing guitars, and keyboards – and the set features notes in Polish and English, and a whopping 67 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ CrashCrash (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MC Wifon/GAD (Poland), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked Polish fusion combo from the 70s – one who recorded around the same time as Laboratorium and Extra Ball, but never got as much recognition on our side of the iron curtain! This album definitely lives up to the group's name – as the sound comes crashing in with a great blend of keyboards, trumpet, and saxes – nicely sharp and rhythmic, but never overdone – so that the group is able to find an organic flow, and avoid any cliches of the more rockish fusion world. Players include Zbigniew Cwojda on trumpet, Juliusz Mazur on piano and keyboards, Wladyslaw Kwasnicki on alto and soprano, and Stanislaw Zybowski on guitar – and titles include "Nite Sprite", "Akelei", "Trzy Po Cztery", "Baraka Sasa", and "Kakadu". CD features four bonus tracks – all unissued radio recordings! CD

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✨✧ Tadeusz KlimondaTajemnice Przestrzeni – Antologia 1974 to 1979 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
The first we've heard of Polish composer Tadeusz Klimonda – and we're hoping it won't be the last, as the music here is extremely groovy and often quite funky – very much like some of the best 70s sound library material from other European scenes! Klimonda's got maybe a farther-reaching scope at times – at points very much in a familiar cop/crime sort of groove, but at other times filled with rich currents that really balance things out – and occasional really cool use of techniques that remind us of some of our favorite French talents. The set brings together 33 rare tracks from the 70s – including a few with the groovy Novi Singers – and titles include "Urozanjy Rok", "Supernowa", "M", "Swit", "Tobie Prawdy Nie Powiem", "Krol Sie Bawie", "Dumka O Potoku", "Faux Pas Show", and "Grazel". CD

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✨✧ SBBSBB (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from SBB – a legendary Polish trio who were in an equal space between prog rock and fusion! All three musicians are incredibly skilled – clearly with the talents of jazz musicians, but set loose in much more freewheeling modes – although the strength of the record really comes from the tension between the two poles – especially as some of the less-electric moments could have strong jazz appeal. Antymos Apostolis serves up these fierce, frenetic, fuzzy guitar solos – while Jerzy Piotrowski plays some heavy Billy Cobham-like drums, and Josef Skrzek brings things together on piano, bass, moog, and even a bit of vocals. Titles include "Odlot" and "Wizje". CD features four bonus tracks from radio sessions – "Zostalo We Mnie", "Obraz Po Bitwie", "Odleciec Z Wami", and "Eroytk". CD

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✨✧ Jerzy Grunwald & En FaceSennym Switem (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pronit/GAD (Poland), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jerzy Grunwald looks a bit like a Polish Ziggy Stardust on the cover, and there's definitely some glammy touches on the album – but those are also mixed with some warmer touches from the En Face group, who back things up with a few acoustic touches, and sometimes bring some great harmony vocals to the proceedings! The whole thing's a real surprise from the Polish scene of the 70s – with production that almost has some sunny Cali touches, and an approach that's different than some of the heavier, proggier work of the period. Titles include "Memorial", "A Cherry Branch", "Man For Years", "You Came From Nowhere", "Our Horoscope", and "A Little Dreaming Will Do No Harm". CD features bonus tracks – "Ten Srebrzysty Patak" – and raw master tape versions of "Prelude" and "Memorial". CD

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✨✧ Piotr HertelW Sloncu I W Deszczu ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A selection of work for a Polish TV show at the end of the 70s – music that's partly in a familiar sound library mode, but which also has some great sound library touches too – a nice sense of variety that really makes for an overstuffed set! Some of these tracks are clearly scene-setting instrumentals, but some others are material that was performed by groups that would appear on the screen – and there's some very nice Rhodes-heavy moments on the collection, in styles that are unusual, and which move past the more familiar crime/cop modes of the 70s. The whole thing is a great testament to the overlooked soundtrack skills of Piotr Hertel – and the set features 20 tracks in all, with notes in both English and Polish! CD

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✨✧ Jazz QZivi Se Divi – Live In Bratislava 1975 ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Genius live work from Jazz Q – one of the most important groups on the Eastern European scene of the 70s – heard here in a previously unissued performance! The music here is even more electrifying than that on any of the full albums issued by Jazz Q – as it's got a more freewheeling, open-ended style – one that definitely shows the group's love of and inspiration from the groundbreaking work of Herbie Hancock and John McLaughlin in the 70s! The tracks spin out with stellar solos on both Fender Rhodes and guitar – still with echoes of the group's rock roots, but plenty jazzy overall – really showing the Jazz Q shift at the time, with a dexterity that's simply mindblowing in this spontaneous setting. Only a few of the cuts have vocals, and most are long instrumentals – with titles that include "Sanctuary", "Stratus", "Lonesom", "Tun", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "Zivi Se Divi", and "Mlyn". CD
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✨✧ Andrzej Korzynski80 ... LP
GAD (Poland), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great celebration of the rich career of Polish soundtrack and sound library composer Andrzej Korzynski – a package issued on the 80th birthday of the artist, and which features well-collected tracks from four decades of recording, plus some unreleased material too! Korzynski's been championed in recent years for his unusual, offbeat sounds – and here, those qualities are mixed with groovier elements too – with a vibe that's almost like some of the best work from French soundtrack maestro Francois DeRoubaix – who had a similarly great ear for electronic bits, odd instrumental flourishes, and other compelling elements that really keep things interesting! The package features 30 tracks in all, with a really lively combination of styles and elements – supported by full notes in English and Polish. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kwintet Barowy (Jerzy Milian/Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski)Do Widzenia ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early work from the Polish jazz scene of the postwar years – by a cool combo that features two key players who'd really explode in decades to come! The group features excellent work on tenor and flute from Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski, and vibes from Jerzy Milian – both two of our favorite players from the Polish jazz scene of the 60s and 70s, already sounding great here in the company of pianist Benon Hardy – on a series of recordings that have lots of other modern jazz elements in the mix! The other players aren't listed, but there's clearly drums and bass at play – plus occasional other touches – and the style is maybe a bit like Swedish modern of the 50s, but with some deeper tones from Wroblewski, and a hard-hitting vibes approach that's a bit like that of the Belgian player Fats Sadi. Titles include "Bandoska In Blue", "Do Widzenia", "Maracca", "Moto Cross", "Medium Swing", "Figlarny Mosorozec", and "Milion Zlotych". CD

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✨✧ No LimitsNo Movie Soundtrack (CD & DVD – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arston/GAD (Poland), 1990. New Copy CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
There may be no movie soundtrack, as the title proclaims – but this Polish group comes across with a real Breakfast Club look on the cover! That style is maybe also a good indication of the music, too – as there's a lot going on here that would be right at home in the British scene of the early 80s – tuneful electronic pop elements, maybe served up with a bit more late 80s instrumentation overall, especially on the rhythms – with vocals from a variety of singers, both male and female. Lyrics are in English at points, and these guys are clearly part of a Poland ready to open up and change themselves – shaking off the grey past of the Soviet era, and trying to reach out and join up with the highlights of the Anglo pop world. Titles include "Studio Wars", "Pri Mary", "On The River", "Real Education", "Can't Get Your Love", and "Sir Nobody". CD features bonus tracks – "Real Education (teacher's mix)" and "Sometimes" – and the DVD features a full promo film on the group from 1991, plus a live set from the same year, and videos, TV shows, and live appearances too! CD
Also available No Movie Soundtrack ... LP 9.99
 
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✨✧ VariousDon't Call Us Immigrants ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Misty, Lion Youth, Black Slate, Tabby Cat Kelly, Reggae Regular, Trevor Hartley, African Brothers, Matumbi, Pablo Gad, Steel Pulse, Aswad & African Stone. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Stela CamposCeu De Brigadeiro ... CD
Stela Campos (Brazil), 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paulinho Da Viola & Elton MedeirosSamba Na Madrugada ... CD
RGE (Brazil), 1968. Used ... $19.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Manny Delgado Y Su ConjuntoMas Harp N Brass ... LP
Ibersound, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover looks great, with just a bit of wear at the bottom right corner.)

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Depeche ModeBehind The Wheel/Route 66 (megamix, megadub)/Behind The Wheel (extended remix, beatmasters remix) ... 12-inch
Sire, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has minimal wear and a promo stamp. Label has a small sticker on Side 2.)

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Luiz EcaLuiz Eca & Cordas/Um Piano Na Madrugada (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Aquarela Do Brasil (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A pair of bossa gems from pianist Luiz Eca – back to back in a single set! First up is Luis Eca & Cordaos – a record that's filled with soaring strings and bossa piano – a tremendous combination in the hands of Luiz Eca – working here at a time when the arranger was first making his name with the Tamba Trio! The set's one of Eca's gems from the 60s under his own name – and it's got a style that echoes the mix of darkness and sweet he forged with the trio, but which also shows a deeper, more sophisticated approach to the music – fuller orchestrations, yet handled with a sense of space and timing that's really amazing – at a level that almost beats Jobim at his own game at the time! Eca's piano is recorded beautifully – tinkling over the top of the backings, and always getting plenty of its own space – and titles include "Amando", "Quase Um Adeus", "Saudade", "Cheganca", "Velho Pescador", "Cancao Da Terra", and "A Morte De Um Deus De Sal". Next up is the album Um Piano Na Madrugada, a set that's a trio date, but with a different vibe than some of Eca's material with the Tamba Trio – all instrumental, and a style that hangs on to some older currents of jazz, touched with just a bit of Brazilian rhythm! The group features Juquinha on drums, and either Ed Lincoln or Pedro Vidal Ramos on bass – but the warm piano style of Eca is always in the lead, on titles that include "Voce Nao Sabe Amar", "Out Of Nowhere", "Molambo", "If I Had You", "Felicidade", and "Inspiracao". CD also features four bonus tracks – an unusual pairing of Eca's piano and the trombone of Astor Silva – on titles that include "Always", "Meditacao", "S Wonderful", and "Eu Preciso De Voce". CD

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Steve GaddGadditude ... CD
BFM Jazz, 2013. Used ... $8.99
Steve Gadd on drums – with Walt Fowler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Larry Goldings on keys, Michael Landaue on guitars, and Jimmy Johnson on bass. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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Bob Gaddy/Larry Dale/Brownie McGheeKings Of New York Blues 1952 to 1960 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), New Copy ... $15.99 16.99 About November 26, 2021 (delayed)
... CD

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Iron ButterflyUnconscious Power – An Anthology 1967 to 1971 (Heavy/In A Gadda Da Vida/Ball/Live/Metamorphosis/Fillmore East/bonus tracks) (7CD set) ... CD
Atco/Eclectic (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD ... $49.99 68.99
A monstrous assortment of work from Iron Butterfly – one of the key groups in helping the American scene move from psych to hard rock at the end of the 60s! First up are mono and stereo mixes of Heavy – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding bass right up from the bottom, to create a blueprint for hard rock imitators in years to come – none of whom were able to match these guys' simple, direct approach – and their optimistic sense of power in their music. Many numbers often have this vocal interplay that really works wonderful with the fuzzy guitar lines – and titles include "Possession", "Unconscious Power", "So Lo", "Look For The Sun", "Stamped Ideas", "Fields Of The Sun", and a nice fuzzy funk version of "Get Out Of My Life Woman". Next is the stereo mix of In A Gadda Da Vida – the album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years later! "In A Gadda Da Vida" was shortened to a single – with the big hook intact – but this classic album version runs for 17 minutes in length, and has the group doing all these cool jams with their instruments – all the animals in the garden of Eden talking to each other (or at least that's what our addled teenaged minds always thought!) Shorter tracks are mighty nice too – a heady, heavy brew of Hammond and fierce guitar from Erik Brann, on cuts all penned by group leader Doug Ingle. Titles include "Termination", "My Mirage", "Flowers & Roses", and "Most Anything You Want". Next is the stereo mix of Ball – a killer classic from Iron Butterfly – a group who always had way more to offer than their hits, as you'll find out when dipping into this full length set! The album's worth it alone for the organ lines – which kind of take off from the territory of The Doors, but are often more unusual – and mixed with vocals that can have an eerie sensibility, but without ever sounding indulgent! The music's not pop psych, but it's also never too full of itself – and titles include "In The Crowds", "In The Time Of Our Lives", "Soul Experience", "Lonely Boy", "Belda Beast", and "Filled With Fear". Next are mono and stereo mixes of Live – great live document of the heady power of Iron Butterfly – with titles that include "You Can't Win", "Are You Happy", "In A Gadda Da Vida", "Filled With Fear", and "In The Time Of Our Lives". Next is Metamorphosis – a record that's not a complete metamorphosis for Iron Butterfly, but one that definitely has the group stretching out with even more force and confidence than before! The group were maybe one of the few to come to hard rock via psych, instead of the blues rock path that so many others took at the time – and that difference is key here, as the songs really resonate with the potential for trippiness, but have this great sense of focus – one that makes the vocals sound even more potent than ever. There's still plenty of great organ work too – and titles include "Free Flight", "Shady Lady", "Best Years Of Our Life", "Slower Than Guns", and "Stone Believer". The set also features the 2CD 1968 Fillmore East set – an unreleased live performance from Iron Butterfly – one that captures the group at their late 60s height, in front of a very heady crowd at The Fillmore East! The recording quality is great – very clear, and different than the group's studio albums – with maybe even a bit more focus on the vocals of Doug Ingle, and the guitar lines of Erik Brann – in a way that lifts them out of the bottom sound a bit more, and presents the group in a whole new sort of focus! Plus, the brief patter from the stage also really helps us get an idea of how a trippy band like this could hold such great sway over a crowd at the time – energy that doesn't seem to stop at all, through the 2CD set's presentation of material from four different shows, on two nights of recording. Titles include "Are You Happy", "Stamped Ideas", "Fields Of Sun", "You Can't Win", "Unconscious Power", "My Mirage", "Her Favorite Style", "Possession", "Iron Butterfly Theme", and the mighty "In A Gadda Da Vida". CD set also features more tracks from singles, new remastering, a poster, and a big booklet of notes! CD

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Pete MagadiniPete Magadini On Drums – 1965 . . . Then To Now ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $4.99
Includes the tracks "Tonk", "Abstract #6", "Samba De Rollins", "My Funny Valentine", "Solar", "Headphones", "I Mean You", "If I Should Lose You", "Katmandu", "Doin' Time And A Half". CD
(Out of print.)

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Antonio NevesPegada Agora E Essa ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
That's Antonio Neves wielding a trombone on the cover – but the set's got elements that move way past his great work on that horn – drawn from very collaborative contributions from different members of the contemporary scene in Rio! The record's got a jazz basis at the core, but quickly explodes into a real style-shifting approach – that legacy of easily mixing modes that has been the hallmark of some of the most creative work from Brazil in recent decades – guided perfectly here by Neves on drums as well as trombone! Antonio sings on one track, and the record also features vocals at points from Leda, Alice Caymmi, Ana Frango Eletrico, and Marcos Esgulera – amidst a whole host of guest musicians too, including Edu Neves on flute, Leo Gandelman on alto, and Hamilton De Holanda on mandolin. Titles include "Lamento De Um Perplexo", "Forte Apache", "Simba", "A Pegada Agora E Essa", "Noite De Temporal", and "Jongo No Feudo". CD

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Paris Gadjo ClubCafe Du Brasil 2 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A really wonderful mix of styles – the gypsy swing of the Paris jazz world of the 30s, mixed with older tunes from the world of Brazilian music – all presented here in a blend that works surprisingly well together! The groove often takes most of its rhythm from non-percussion instrumentation – guitar and bass – and the melodies are carried by more work on guitar, plus clarinet and melodica, the last of which sounds especially great here – a really unusual addition to the songs, but one that comes off wonderfully! The set includes tunes by Joao Donato, Marcos Valle, Antonio Carlos Jibm, and others – and titles include "Saudade De Bahia", "Fim De Sonho", "Aquarela Do Brasil", "Triste", "As Rosas Nao Falam", "Sambou Sambou", and "Samba De Verao". CD

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Youth BrigadeWhat Price Happiness/Where Are We Going/Who Can You Believe In ... 7-inch
Better Youth Organization, 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Jaime Delgado AparicioEl Embajador Y Yo (plus Jaime Delgado Aparicio Y Su Trio) ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1964/1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing little soundtrack – written in mid 60s Peru by jazz pianist Jaime Delgado Aparicio, but easily on a par with some of the best American or Italian scores from the time! The music's got a really wonderful feel throughout – jazz at the core, but with touches of spy soundtrack scoring and some of the lighter, more comedic modes of the Italian scene. Delgado uses a core combo with heavy piano, percussion, and some great trumpet and tenor – almost with the tightness of the Basso-Valdambrini group – but he also expands the sound with bits of strings and some fuller orchestrations, used to shade in some amazing colors that roll, dip, and turn with the beautiful grooves penned for the set. The whole thing's tremendous, with equally great production that creates some odd twists and turns that further keep things interesting as the album rolls on. Titles include "Elm Embajador Y Yo", "Sexy Surf", "Llegando A La Capital", "Isometria", "Todo El Mundo Me Persigue", "Lucha En El Mar", and "La Arana". Added to the soundtrack is Jamie's 1964 album – Jaime Delgado Aparicio Y Su Trio – a crackling bit of piano jazz from the Peruvian scene of the 60s – and a record that's somewhere between the best of Horace Silver on Blue Note, and some of the Brazilian bossa trios of the time! There's a strong sense of rhythm throughout – round, rolling basslines punctuated by great work on the drum kit – all topped by beautifully lyrical lines from Delgado Aparicio on piano – filled with color, light, and life throughout – and soloing with a depth that's rare for such a young player! Titles include a great version of Horace Silver's "Sayonara Blues", plus "The Climate", "Autumn Leaves", "Walkin", and "Blue Daniel". CD


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✨✧ Iron ButterflyOriginal Album Series (Heavy/In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida/Ball/Live/Metamorphosis)(5CD set) ... CD
Atco/Warner, 1968/1969/1970. Used 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Antonio NevesPegada Agora E Essa ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's Antonio Neves wielding a trombone on the cover – but the set's got elements that move way past his great work on that horn – drawn from very collaborative contributions from different members of the contemporary scene in Rio! The record's got a jazz basis at the core, but quickly explodes into a real style-shifting approach – that legacy of easily mixing modes that has been the hallmark of some of the most creative work from Brazil in recent decades – guided perfectly here by Neves on drums as well as trombone! Antonio sings on one track, and the record also features vocals at points from Leda, Alice Caymmi, Ana Frango Eletrico, and Marcos Esgulera – amidst a whole host of guest musicians too, including Edu Neves on flute, Leo Gandelman on alto, and Hamilton De Holanda on mandolin. Titles include "Lamento De Um Perplexo", "Forte Apache", "Simba", "A Pegada Agora E Essa", "Noite De Temporal", and "Jongo No Feudo". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pegada Agora E Essa ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Vinyl Lovers (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing.)

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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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✨✧ VariousMogadisco – Dancing Mogadishu – Somalia 1972 to 1991 (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A mountain of music from the scene in Somalia during the 70s and 80s – all of it pulled from the vast archives of Radio Mogadishu, and showing a wonderful range of expression at the time! The music here is all pretty darn funky and soulful – as you'd expect from a collection on Analog Africa – but there's also some great criss-crossing of cultural elements taking place here, both in time and space – a shift in electric instrumentation from the 70s to the 80s, and an openness to other styles of rhythms too – even a bit of reggae and dub from time to time! Yet even when things are more straightly funky, they're never too straightforward – as the music bristles with all these unusual touches and sweet instrumental twists and turns – always keeping things interesting throughout. As always with the label, there's a fantastic set of notes – a big booklet that also recounts the struggle to reissue this music, with a fair bit of Somali history and culture too – all in support of titles that include "Daraadaa Muxibo" by Dur Dur Band, "Sirmaqabe" by Iftin Band, "Godonimada Jira" by Bakaka Band, "Ladaney" by Dur Dur Band, "Hoobeya" by Shimaali & Killer, "Baayo" by Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi, "Hab Isii" by Omar Shooli, "Waakaa Helaa" by F Qazzim & Shareero, "Il Ooy Aniga" by Ifitin Band, "Geesiyada Halgamayow" by Bakaka Band, and "Check Up Your Head" by Mukhtar Ramada Iidi. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Maria GaduMaria Gadu ... CD
Som Livre/Slap (Brazil), 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really driving percussion, and some great horns as well – the former served up by KOG, who also delivers some fantastic vocals on the set – the latter from The Zongo Brigade, who work in a great mix of funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and some sweet keyboards too! The set's very different than most Afro Funk albums in recent years – with an unbridled style that's clearly driven by the energy of KOG, whose expressions really have things leaping out on most tracks right from the start – then keep things warm all the way through. Titles include "For My Money", "Medowo", "Imela", "Agoro", "Mona Lisa", "Transmission", "Mad Up", "Dr Mensa", "Sahara", and "Suro Nipa". CD

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Bad BrainsBad Brains ... CD
Roir/ORG, 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A hell of a record from one of the key groups who put the "hard" in the American hardcore scene – and a record that's so blisteringly intense, we still sometimes have to check to make sure we've got it on the right speed! Although Bad Brains may fly the flag of the Rastas, and definitely claim a reggae influence – the record manages to both blow away the work of the LA scene with its full-on hardcore tracks, and the UK scene with the group's few reggae-styled numbers. The original was only issued as a cassette, but that hasn't stopped it from being one of the key punk records of the time – and titles include "Sail On", "Don't Need It", "Attitude", "The Regulator", "Banned In DC", "Jah Calling", "Supertouch/Shitfit", "Leaving Babylon", "Fearless Vampire Killers", "I", "Big Take Over", "Pay To Cum", "Right Brigade", "I Luv I Jah", and "Intro". CD

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George BensonCast Your Fate To The Wind (aka Good King Bad) ... LP
CTI, 1976. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudu generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and a trace of a price sticker. Vinyl has a short click on "Em".)

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George BensonGood King Bad ... CD
CTI/Mosaic, 1975. Used ... $9.99
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudi generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". CD
(Out of print Mosaic Contemporary pressing.)
Also available Good King Bad ... LP 9.99

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George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudu generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Good King Bad ... CD 9.99

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

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Ruben BladesSalsa Plus ... CD
Ruben Blades, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The great Ruben Blades sounds every bit as fantastic here as ever – soaring out with that magnificent voice that made his classic records so important in helping bring salsa to a wider market – and still working here with the best vintage approach to the music that he brought to his earliest recordings with Willie Colon! Bassist Robert Delgado handled the arrangements, and the group has this magnificent flourish on the horns – rising up with a sense of majesty that really matches Ruben's vocals, but never in a way that loses that down to earth charm that's always made the singer so able to touch so many hearts with his words. Titles include "Contrando", "Cobarde", "Canto Niche", "Do I Hear Four", "Mambo Gil", and "Paula C". CD

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Ruben BladesSalswing ... CD
Ruben Blades, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Ruben Blades steps out here in a mix of modes – tracks from both his Swing and Salsa Plus albums, and like those cuts, done in collaboration with the group of Robert Delgado – the bassist whose arrangements really help the record soar! Ruben's vocals are wonderful – somehow even better with age, and still commanding all the power of the past – and the rest of the group has the right balance of jazzy horn work and Latin currents in the rhythms to really help set the mood. Titles include "Mambo Gil", "Watch What Happens", "Pennies From Heaven", "Paula C", "Do I Hear Four", "Cobarde", and "The Way You Look Tonight". CD

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Ruben BladesSwing ... CD
Ruben Blades, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Ruben Blades delivers a great mix of jazzy styles here – some tracks that definitely echo the swing era promised by the title and the cover, but always mixed with the soulful sense of inflections he brought to his classic salsa material too! This isn't just some retro vocal jazz album, as the tunes are well-chosen, and includes originals too – all delivered with help from the orchestra of Robert Delgado. The group is great – top-shelf all the way through – and titles include "Watch What Happens", "Mambo Gil", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Ya No Me Duele", "Paula C", "Pennies From Heaven", and "Cobarde". CD

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Lo BorgesMuito Alem Do Fim ... CD
Naphta (Brazil), 2021. New Copy ... $19.99
The great Lo Borges first rose to fame as part of Milton Nascimento's corner club in the early 70s – and damn, if he doesn't still sound great after all of these years – maybe even more true to his roots than Milton in more recent recordings! Lo's got a hell of a way with a tune, and he works here with his brother Marcio, another member of the old corner club – on songs that are really well-penned, and have this captivating quality even if you can't understand the language – maybe at a level that wants you to learn Portuguese, just so you can unlock the magic of the way the words go together! As with much of Borges' recordings in recent decades, the approach is rock-based, but in an understated way – completely unique, and really transcendent – on titles that include "Terra Da Gado", "Muito Alem Do Fim", "Muito Querida", "Copo Cheio", "Vida Ribeirao", and "Rainha". CD

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Buddy Rich Big Band feat. Steve MarcusBurning For Buddy – A Tribute To The Music Of Buddy Rich Vol 2 ... CD
Atlantic, 1997. Used ... $1.99
Features a long list of guest drummers including Bill Bruford, Marvin 'Smitty' Smith, Steve Gadd, and Joe Morello. CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar Castro NevesBossa Nova Mesmo ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare bossa treasure from the early years of the genre – a wicked session that features instrumentation by Oscar Castro Neves, and vocals by a host of different singers! The set's half vocal, half instrumental – and the latter feature some great sounds from Oscar's combo – a group that plays with a sound that's airy, yet well-arranged – similar to some of the 60s work by Eumir Deodato or Os Gatos, but with less instrumentation overall – which makes for an even cooler sound! There's some great flute in the group, which sounds great next to the acoustic guitar – and the instrumentation for the vocal tracks is equally nice, and still really revolutionary for the time. The album's a beautiful balance between complexity and understatement – truly showing the bossa ethos at its best – and titles include "Patinho Feio" and "Com Voce" by Lais, "Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus" by Vinicius De Moraes, "Obrigada Meu Bem" by Sylvia Telles, "Tem Do De Mim" by Carlos Lyra, and "Menina Feia" by Lucio Alves – plus "Meditacao", "So Em Teus Bracos", "Bim Bom", and "Chora Tua Tristeza" by Castro Neves and his combo. CD

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Alice ColtraneKirtan – Turiya Sings ... CD
Impulse, 1982. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Some of the most spiritual sounds we've ever heard from Alice Coltrane – an obscure early 80s album that's done in a very meditative style – one that has the lady on both organ and vocals, working alongside a larger string section at times! The approach is a bit like some of Coltrane's most ambitious records for Impulse, but shows an even deeper journey into the spirit – filled with the ideas that Alice had been parceling out in smaller bits on her bigger label releases of the 70s, really given center stage focus here. The organ work alone is great – often very spare and minimal – working as flowing waves of sound that inform the vocals wonderfully. This material was originally only issued on cassette back in the early 80s, with very limited circulation – finally given full release! Titles include "Charanam", "Hara Siva", "Pranadhana", "Jagadishwar", "Rama Katha", and "Yamuna Tira Vihari". CD
Also available Kirtan – Turiya Sings ... LP 24.99

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Alice ColtraneKirtan – Turiya Sings ... LP
Impulse, 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 26.99
Some of the most spiritual sounds we've ever heard from Alice Coltrane – an obscure early 80s album that's done in a very meditative style – one that has the lady on both organ and vocals, working alongside a larger string section at times! The approach is a bit like some of Coltrane's most ambitious records for Impulse, but shows an even deeper journey into the spirit – filled with the ideas that Alice had been parceling out in smaller bits on her bigger label releases of the 70s, really given center stage focus here. The organ work alone is great – often very spare and minimal – working as flowing waves of sound that inform the vocals wonderfully. This material was originally only issued on cassette back in the early 80s, with very limited circulation – finally given full release! Titles include "Charanam", "Hara Siva", "Pranadhana", "Jagadishwar", "Rama Katha", and "Yamuna Tira Vihari". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kirtan – Turiya Sings ... CD 14.99

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Chick CoreaFriends ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
There's Smurfs on the cover of this one, but the album's no cartoony effort – and is instead one of the nicest Chick Corea albums of the 70s! The sound here is nicely restrained from some of Chick's more ambitious records – and is done in a way that almost recalls some of Bob James' best mellow moments on CTI – with Chick playing Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano in the lead, and working with a hip quartet that includes Joe Farrell on saxes and flute, Steve Gadd on percussion, and Eddie Gomez on bass! The round, warm tones of Gomez's bass give the album a wonderfully soulful feel – and Chick himself really response to the great company on the session, by hitting a sound that's arguably even hipper than some of his previous albums. Titles include "Waltse For Dave", "Samba Song", "Sicily", "Cappucino", "Children's Song #15", "The One Step", and "Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, small corner cut, lightly bent corners, and a small light sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Gal CostaGal Tropical ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1979. Used ... $8.99
Light and lively work from the great Gal Costa – a set that's light years away from her Tropicalia experiments of a decade before, but which is equally beautiful in its own sort of way! First off, Gal's vocals are amazing – more expressive and dynamic than in the early days – with a range of different emotions that comes off wonderfully, and without some of the heaviness of some of her contemporaries – such as Maria Bethania. The arrangements, while not entirely tropical, mix together jazz choro modes with more contemporary touches – providing a surprisingly strong, sparkling backdrop for the lyrics! The album features a nice remake of "India", plus the tracks "Forca Estranha", "Olha", "Meu Nome E Gal", "Balance", and "Samba Rasgado". CD
(Still sealed.)
Also available Gal Tropical ... CD 13.99

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Gal CostaGal Tropical ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Light and lively work from the great Gal Costa – a set that's light years away from her Tropicalia experiments of a decade before, but which is equally beautiful in its own sort of way! First off, Gal's vocals are amazing – more expressive and dynamic than in the early days – with a range of different emotions that comes off wonderfully, and without some of the heaviness of some of her contemporaries – such as Maria Bethania. The arrangements, while not entirely tropical, mix together jazz choro modes with more contemporary touches – providing a surprisingly strong, sparkling backdrop for the lyrics! The album features a nice remake of "India", plus the tracks "Forca Estranha", "Olha", "Meu Nome E Gal", "Balance", and "Samba Rasgado". CD
Also available Gal Tropical ... CD 8.99

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Al Di MeolaElegant Gypsy ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Al Di MeolaLand Of The Midnight Sun ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A real 70s standout from guitarist Al Di Meola – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of most of his albums from the decade! The record's one that broke Al's talents out to so many different groups – yet never in a way that waters down his sound, nor dims his genius for a solo. Al plays a host of guitars – electric, and both six and 12 string acoustic – the latter of which are especially beautiful, and handled in a balance between European virtuoso modes, and some of the more rhythmic elements of the American fusion scene. Speaking of fusion, the other players on the date really help set the tone – Chick Corea on keyboards and piano, Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes and mini-moog, Stanley Clarke on bass, and both Steve Gadd and Lenny White on drums – each setting a different pace when they appear. Titles include "The Wizard", "Suite Golden Dawn", "Short Tales Of The Black Forest", and "Land Of The Midnight Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label test pressing from the Pitman plant, in a plain white cover with promo stamp, and wrap-around cover sheet loosely attached and taped at the bottom.)

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Al DiMeolaElectric Rendezvous ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A sweet electric rendezvous from guitarist Al Di Meola – and a record that stands in sharp contrast to some of the mellower acoustic sessions he was cutting at the time! The album's got a mix of fuzz and funk that's a bit like some of Stanley Clarke's albums for Columbia in the same stretch – never too rocking, and always with a sense of jazz firmly in place – but definitely tuned towards a new electric generation for the 80s! The other players really support that energy – and include Jan Hammer and Philippe Saisse on keyboards, Anthony Jackson on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums – and although Al plays acoustic guitar at a number of points, the overall setting is highly electric. Titles include "Cruisin", "Black Cat Shuffle", "Somalia", "Jewel Inside A Dream", "God Bird Change", "Passion Grace & Fire", and "Ritmo De La Noche". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light marks from sticker removal and is lightly bent at the bottom right corner.)
 
 
 



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