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Piotr FigielPiotr (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pronit/GAD (Poland), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Killer Hammond from Polish player Piotr Figiel – a player with a really wonderful sort of groove! The album's got a vibe that's halfway between the Hammond antics of Alan Hawkshaw and the freer lines of American jazzmen like Jimmy Smith or Charles Earland – augmented by other cool production touches at points, which gives the record a very groovy late 60s sort of Euro feel! The vocal group Bemibek sing these cool wordless vocals on the tune "Bit Of Spring Bit Of Summer" – and guitarist Dariusz Kozakiewicz adds a nice degree of fuzz to a few other tunes too – tripping out nicely with Piotr's very fluid lines on the Hammond! There's a bit of strings on a few numbers, bringing in a nice cinematic feel – and titles include "Prelude In E Minor", based on the same Chopin changes as Serge Gainsbourg's "Jane B" – plus "Never On Tuesday", "Breakfast At Midnight", "Away I'll Go", "Absence", and "Piece Of Space". CD features bonus tracks – long versions of "Skrawek Przestrzeni" and "Nieobecnosc". CD

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GramineGramine (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A funky little rock band from 70s Poland – one who've got lots of choppy elements in the rhythms, which really gives the whole thing a universal sort of appeal – even if you can't understand the language of the lyrics! The style's a bit hard to describe, as there's clearly a bit of wit in the vocals at times – at least from what we can tell from the inflections of the female singer, who's got the vocal strength of Rita Lee during her most rocking years – often supported by backup vocals, which seem to be slightly ironic – and given superb instrumental backing with heavy drums, jazzy changes, and nice use of keyboards and saxophones too. Titles include "Zywiol Powietrza", "Hadja Troja Blues", "Zwiol Wody", "Weekend W Dolinie Jozefata", and "Jalocowy Blues". CD features three bonus tracks from radio performances – "Pien Hebanu", "Dintsuna", and "Dinah Chce Byc Madrzejsza". CD

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Andrzej Korzynski80 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $16.99
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. CD

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Andrzej KorzynskiMowa Ptakow (plus Lektury Uzupelniajce & Kosmos) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99
A more recent soundtrack from Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski – put together for a film by the son of his old partner, director Andrzej Zulawski – and in a way that continues their cinematic legacy from previous years! The roots of the music like in older Korzynski recordings, but the songs are transformed a fair bit – often in ways that are very electronic and beat-heavy – with a sci-fi dance sort of vibe, and these tuneful passages that are a bit of a contrast to some of the composer's earlier work. Yet as always with Korzynski, nothing is ever too mainstream or commercial – and in a way, these shorter songs almost seem to answer a more popular idiom with a more personal vision. Titles include "Rower", "Dziewczyna Zla", "Smyzcki", "Opetanie Drugie", "Temat Etniczny II", and "Komputer". CD2 features 12 more bonus tracks – from a few decades of cinematic collaborations between Korzynski and Zulawski – then conclosed with 8 more tracks from the 2015 soundtrack to the film Kosmos. 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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Kwintet Barowy (Jerzy Milian/Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski)Do Widzenia ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
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
Also available Do Widzenia ... LP 26.99

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Kwintet Barowy (Jerzy Milian/Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski)Do Widzenia ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)
Also available Do Widzenia ... CD 16.99

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MechTasmania (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polton/GAD (Poland), 1984. New Copy ... $16.99
The cover looks a bit goth, but Mech are a harder-rocking Polish group overall – one who come from more of a progressive background, but have a leaner, cleaner style here by the time of this album from 1984! The group were huge on the Polish live scene, and clearly have some amazing chops that must have been something to witness on stage – not an all-out hard rock or pre-metal approach, as they go for some more tuneful moments that allow them to space things out and shift their mood – although always with a bit of a current of darkness. Titles include "Poploch", "Tasmania", "Suahilli", "Brudna Muzyka", "Elektryczna Kokieteria", and "Spokojnie To Minie". CD features the bonus track "Samosierra" – plus five more new mixes from the original tapes. CD

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Jerzy MilianCutting – Jerzy Milian Tapes 09 – 1971 to 1977 – DDR Big Band Grooves Again ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Killer large group work from Polish jazzman Jerzy Milian – tracks recorded in East Berlin during the 70s, all with a style that mixes together the best modes of soundtrack funk with some of the groovier styles of the MPS big band scene! Milian's a vibist, but also has a great ear for larger charts – and these tunes really step out with full, forceful grooves – often a bit of electric bass at the core, to kick things up nicely – while the horns provide all these explosive colors up top! There's plenty of unusual sonic elements too – that great ear that made Milian such an important modern jazz musician in the 60s, still very much able to explore some of the farther reaches, even when keeping things groovy – as you'll hear here on a set of 16 tracks that include "Kung Tanza", "Mentro De Londres", "Carefree Guy", "Hausdrachen", "Tanz Des Schmiedes", "Woila", "Jerzy Und Gunter", and "Lauf Zur Kasse". CD

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No LimitsNo Movie Soundtrack ... LP
Arston/GAD (Poland), 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
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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SBBJerzyk ... LP
GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... $26.99
Seminal funky rock from 70s Poland – recorded by a hard-jamming group who also had plenty of fusion in the mix! The guitars are clearly in the lead here – strutting out next to some tight and frenetic work on drums – but the album's also got a fair bit of keyboards too, including Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and minimoog – all dancing next to the guitars on the album's best tracks. There's a bit of vocalizing from time to time, but the album's really mostly an instrumental affair – one that's more on the rock side of the spectrum, but which has plenty to offer if you're a fan of harder-jamming European fusion from the time! Titles include "Oddech", "Taniec Bulibara", "Palamakia", "Janek", "Wladkowa Kolysanka", and "Garbusek". LP, Vinyl record album

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Zygmunt WicharyZygmunt Wichary (10 inch LP) ... LP
GAD (Poland), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Hard-swinging trad jazz from the Polish scene of the postwar years – in a style that was as revolutionary to the Soviet-controlled culture as its later modern jazz and fusion moments! The group here is led by pianist Zygmunt Wichary, and works with a frenzied spirit that's a lot more intense than most American trad recorded during the same period – maybe this urgency to get the message across, or just the kind of outside presence that graced some of the American jazz world in its early years. The group also features Piotr Kott on cornet, Bruno Buczek on trombone, Bronislaw Gesikowski on guitar, and Miroslaw Wojcik on clarinet – and there's also a female singer on a few tracks too. Titles include "Sing Sing Sing", "There'll Be Some Changes Made", "Somebody Stole My Gal", "Struttin With Some Barbecue", "Miala Baba Koguta", and "Czarna Kawa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wieslaw WilczkiewiczFly Ensemble ... CD
GAD (Poland), Early 80s. Used ... $16.99
Sweet fusion sounds from early 80s Poland – some really wonderful music cut under the leadership of guitarist Wieslaw Wilczkiewicz, who works here with to larger ensembles that are awash in reed lines, keyboards, and a bit of strings! The expanded format almost makes the music feel like soundtrack jazz at points – or at least that late 70s variety that was showing up in the US, as blacksploitation funk gave way to jazzy fusion – and like the best of that work, Wieslaw creates these cool tunes that are full of color, and very visual – never going too far over the top with any sort of rock-jamming fusion approach, and instead balancing the guitar lines in a nice way with the larger tonal backdrops. Titles include "Brass Key", "Ruda Magda", "In Blue Eyes", "Number Two Woman", "Pawelek", and "Varadero" – and a nice cover of "Hi Fly". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ EdenMiasto Szczesliwiych Ludzi – 1976 Polish Library Music From The WFDIF Vaults ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare instrumental outing from Eden – a Polish trio that first began as a blues-rock group, then moved into progressive territory, before hitting a lighter folksier style – none of which really comes close to the vibe of this material from a rare sound library session in 1976! There's fusion elements in the mix at times – like tight drums and funky flute – but the record also has a wider palette of colors, too – quite a surprise, given that the group is just a trio – as they find ways to evoke some larger studio ensemble sounds from time to time. As with all the great titles in this series, there's detailed notes in both Polish and English – and titles include "Sen", "Dzungla", "Scherzo", "Eksperyment Nr 1", "Daleka Podroz", and "Male Inwencje". 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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✨✧ Lucjan KaszyckiDoktor Murek ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful orchestral score, done for a late 70s Polish television show, and handled with the complexity and richness of some of the best Italian composers of the decade! The music is filled with fantastic woodwind passages – often quite complex, but with a tunefulness that's underscored by the strings – and as the music progresses, there's a brooding sense of darkness – one that matches the narrative's depiction of the decline of the title figure. CD features material from both storylines – and titles include "Main Theme", "Adria Meetins", "Mystery Of The Tombstone", "Beyond The Horizon", "Mika's Death", "Green Meadows", "In The Palace's Mirrors", and "Under Semaphore". CD

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✨✧ Czerwono-CzarniMsza Beatowa Pan Przyjacielem Moim ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally groovy little group from late 60s Poland – one who work here in a "beat mass" of their own creation – a totally rocking album that seeks to remake the Catholic mass in a flurry of fast drums, riffing guitars, and mod keyboards! The territory is nothing new – the Electric Prunes, David Axelrod, Mind Garage, and other acts tried the same thing over in the US – but this one's maybe a bit different, as it's coming more from a beat group sound – so has less of the too-heady energy of some of the rest, and instead explodes with a vibe that's more mod 60s London than you might be expecting! The organ gets in plenty of great moments, and the drums keep things moving strongly – on titles that include "Kyrie", "Gloria", "Graduale", "Credo", "Agnus Dei", "Sanctus", "Communio", and "Introitus" – plus Pastoralki selections "Historia O Boznymn Narodzeniu", "Przjaciele Moi", and "Chwalcie Imie Pana". CD
 
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Wlodzimierz Korcz07 Zglos Sie ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About January 5, 2021 (delayed)
Totally groovy sounds from a top-level Polish cop show in the 70s – one that certainly didn't make it to our screens back in the day, but which definitely had a soundtrack to match some of the best American programs of the time! In fact, the style here is maybe more late 60s/early 70s than the actual dates might imply – with lots of elements that you'd hear in work from Lalo Schifrin, Quincy Jones, and some of their contemporaries – including lots of surprisingly strong jazz elements, mixed in with the fuller orchestrations, funky rhythms, and more electric moments! There's a bit of wordless vocalization at times – but most cuts here are instrumental, and plenty darn great throughout – a real discovery to our American ears – even though the show was one of the biggest Polish TV programs at the time. The CD features a whopping 35 tracks in all, with hefty notes in both Polish and English – and the whole thing may well be one of the grooviest Gad Records projects to date! CD
 
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Gadji CeliEspoir ... CD
Sonodisc (France), 1993. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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David ChaconLas Delgaditas/Mi Llanerita ... 7-inch
Eda, Very Good ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have sitckers and some light wear.)

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DaedelusLight Brigade ... CD
Brainfeeder (UK), 2014. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Mona GadelhaTudo Se Move ... CD
Brazilbizz (Brazil), 2004. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gabor GadoModern Dances For The Advanced In Age ... CD
BMC (Hungary), 2004. Used ... $2.99
A sextet session with Gado on guitar, Matthieu Donarier and Kristof Bacso on saxophone, Bela Szaloky on trombone, Sebastien Boisseau on bass, and Joe Quitzke on drums. CD

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Gabor GadoUnknown Kingdom ... CD
BMC (Hungary), 2002. Used ... $3.99
A quartet date with Gabor Gado on guitar, Matthie Donarier on tenor, Sebastien Boisseau on bass, and Joe Quitzke on drums. CD

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Ray Garcia & Los VengadoresLa Perdida/Se Me Cayo El Cielo Encima ... 7-inch
Ajua!, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a name in pen.)

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Gnarls BarkleyGo Go Gadget Gospel (amended album, inst)/Gone Daddy Gone (amended album, inst) ... 12-inch
Downtown/Atlantic, 2006. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Group IneraneGuitars From Agadez ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2008. Used ... $11.99
Contemporary work from the Tuareg Guitar Revolution scene of the sahara – hypnotic, electric guitar-driven tunes that spin out with a really cyclical sort of feel – one that unites older North African rhythmic modes with a contemporary, fuzz-heavy style! The mix is extremely compelling – one that sounds quite timeless, despite the recent nature of the recordings – and although there's some vocals on the record, the main focus is really on the guitars – as the singing is often dropped down into the rhythms of the tunes. The sound quality and overall presentation is a cut above the usual Sublime Frequencies set – and the CD features 10 tracks in all. 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
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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KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Ray LemaNangadeef ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Yo Yo MaObrigado Brazil ... CD
Sony, 2003. Used ... $4.99
Includes works by Villa-Lobos, Pixinguinha, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, Jaco do Bandolim, Baden Powell and Guarnieri. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jose MancliereDoubout Pou Gade ... LP
JMD/Digger's Digest (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
An album that's unlike anything else we've ever heard before – served up by a percussionist who spent the mid 70s touring the Caribbean and South Pacific, and who seems to have absorbed a globe's worth of rhythms in the process! The album's probably closest to a jazz fusion album – as there's no vocals, and instrumentation is a mix of electric and acoustic – with lots of keyboard lines throughout, peppered with guitar, alto, tenor, and trumpet – yet the rhythmic changes are very different from familiar fusion, as is the role of the instruments – which don't always get solo space, because they're all so tied to the groove! The whole thing's got an upbeat, freewheeling vibe – sounds filled with plenty of joy and rhythm – and titles include "Tipi Fanm", "Doubout Pou Gade", "Syka", "Marie Blanche", and "Vini Coute E Tann". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies!)

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MegadethMegadeth Live ... CD
Capitol, 1992. Used ... $8.99
6 tracks from the Cow Palace, San Francisco 1992. CD
(Promotional release packaged in a clear sleeve.)

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Antonio NevesPegada Agora E Essa ... CD
Far Out (UK), New Copy ... About February 9, 2021
... CD

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Antonio NevesPegada Agora E Essa ... LP
Far Out (UK), New Copy ... About February 9, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Nelly Uchendu OdumOgadili Gi Nma ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1982. Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays with some surface noise. Cover has some wear, aging, and pen on front & back. Labels have some pen.)

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Renegades Of JazzHip To The Jive ... CD
339 (Netherlands), 2012. Used ... $11.99
Funky club with jazzy touches – all served up in a stripped-down mode that takes us back to some of our favorite dancefloor experiments of the 90s! The groove here is somewhere in the house-y side of the Acid Jazz scene of early 90s London, or mid-decade work from the Tokyo club jazz crowd, or even a bit like "Hot Music" from Soho – a tune that would be a great comparison for the sound of this sweet little set! Rhythms are built from lots of sampled live jazz passages – so there's an acoustic warmth throughout, even when things are processed – and there's enough live jazz instrumentation to keep a spontaneous feel in the music as well. Titles include "Karabine", "Get A Wiggle On", "Voodoo Juju", "Black Milk", "Hip To The Jive", and "Solitaire". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael WhalenMichael Whalen & The Fire Brigade ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. Used ... $4.99
Michael Whalen plays a range of keyboards here with the Fire Brigade – a crack fusion ensemble with a hard-jamming style that takes us back to some of the bigger electric jazz albums of the 70s! Whalen's in the lead on Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet, and other keys – and the group's got some might strong drums on most numbers, which match up with the intense guitar work from Glenn Alexander, Jon Durant, and Frank DeBretti, and a mixture of saxes and flute from Bob Magnuson. Tunes are all originals by Whalen – and titles include "Code 10 80", "Duck Walk", "Flabbergasted", "Slippery Slope", "Gringo Suave", "Benny's Brooklyn Blues", and "A Childish Dream". CD

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✨✧ Gadd Gang (Steve Gadd)Gadd Gang ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set of crossover fusion from this mid 80s supergroup – a quartet headed up by drummer Steve Gadd, with work from Richard Tee on keyboards, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and Eddie Gomez on bass! All players had worked together often on 70s fusion sets, and come together perfectly here – tight, but never too smooth – and with enough sense of spontaneity to remind us that in the right sort of records like these, funky fusion energy can still flow nicely well into the 80s! Ronnie Cuber also joins the group at times – adding in some great sax lines that deepen the sound – and titles include "Morning Love", "Duke's Lullaby", "Everything You Can Do", "Way Back Home", and "Watching The River Flow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear and a hype sticker.)

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

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✨✧ Grachan Moncur IIIAco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Woke Up Very Early) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Essential stuff – and one of a few albums recorded for BYG/Actual by trombonist Grachan Moncur III – some of his best work after his initial classics for Blue Note! The album features Moncur fronting a European rhythm section – performing one side of interpretations of Brazilian folk tunes: "Aco Dei De Madrugada" and "Ponte Lo"; and another of two originals: "Osmosis" and "Tiny Temper". Anyone familiar with Moncur's style can't help but appreciate his coloristic slides and slurs, or his marvelous textural splashes of tone, or his individual phrasing, shaped more by his unique vision than any standard trombone slide or valve brass tradition. While his wonderful Blue Note sides were very modernist, these BYG sessions find Moncur at his most expansive – more groundbreaking work from one of our favorite "new thing" artists! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... 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". CD

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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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✨✧ Michael WhalenMichael Whalen & The Fire Brigade ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Michael Whalen plays a range of keyboards here with the Fire Brigade – a crack fusion ensemble with a hard-jamming style that takes us back to some of the bigger electric jazz albums of the 70s! Whalen's in the lead on Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet, and other keys – and the group's got some might strong drums on most numbers, which match up with the intense guitar work from Glenn Alexander, Jon Durant, and Frank DeBretti, and a mixture of saxes and flute from Bob Magnuson. Tunes are all originals by Whalen – and titles include "Code 10 80", "Duck Walk", "Flabbergasted", "Slippery Slope", "Gringo Suave", "Benny's Brooklyn Blues", and "A Childish Dream". CD
Also available Michael Whalen & The Fire Brigade ... CD 4.99

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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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Brother AliUndisputed Truth ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2007. Used CD & DVD ... $5.99
Minnesota's own Rhymesayers camp continue their tradition of heartfelt Mid-West boombap. This time around Ali draws inspiration from within, sharing his innermost feelings and personal struggles without coming off preachy or emo, while at the same time celebrating the elements that nurtured him up to the present, dropping sly references throughout. Ali's flow is strong and melodic, maintaining a delicate balance between battle braggadocio and introspection. Longtime affiliate Ant's sample-driven production bounces things along at a nice pace, varying in mood without disregarding coherency. Lyric sheets are included for further digestion. Songs include the banging opener "Whatcha Got", "Truth Is", "Pedigree", "Letter From The Government", "Here", "Listen Up" featuring Prince Whipper Whip (!), "Uncle Sam Goddamn", and "Ear To Ear". CD
(Comes with a limited edition DVD that includes interviews, live footage & more.)

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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 ... $6.99
Features a long list of guest drummers including Bill Bruford, Marvin 'Smitty' Smith, Steve Gadd, and Joe Morello. CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Maurice ChevalierLerner & Loewe & Chevalier ... LP
MGM, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Arranged by Joe Harnell, with titles including "Camelot", "My Fair Lady", "Gigi", "Paint Your Wagon", "Brigadoon", and "Day Before Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Chick CoreaMy Spanish Heart (plus bonus track) ... CD
Verve, 1976. Used ... $4.99
Given that Chick Corea first got his start working in the New York Latin scene back in the 60s, the album's a bit of a return to his roots – even if the general theme here is Spanish, and not Afro-Cuban! The Corea Spanish Heart here is cast in some darker, more contemplative tones than more traditional Latin sides – but it borrows a wonderful array of modes from genres past – including bits of strings, percussion, and an overall more ambitious approach that sometimes shows up in Chick's piano work, or in the general construction of the tunes. The double-length set features a wide variety of Spanish-influenced numbers – played by Corea on acoustic piano and a variety of keyboards, with other players who include Don Alias, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, and Steve Gadd. Titles include "Love Castle", "The Gardens", "Night Streets", "The Hilltop", "Armando's Rhumba", "Prelude To El Bozo", "Spanish Fantasy", and "My Spanish Heart". CD includes the bonus track, "The Clouds". CD
(Verve Master Edition.)

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Chick CoreaThree Quartets ... CD
Stretch/GRP, 1981. Used ... $5.99
A great straight set from Chick Corea – one that has him playing acoustic piano throughout, and reclaiming some of the bolder jazz territory he first forged in the 60s! The tracks are long and soaring – very soulful in their construction, and played in a dynamic way that's surprisingly without cliche – no easy "hit" jazz moves, and instead a real return to basics for a quartet that includes Chick on piano, Michael Brecker on tenor, Steve Gadd on drums, and Eddie Gomez on bass. Gomez, as usual, really makes the record sound great – giving it a round, warm heart that glows throughout – and titles include "Quartet No 1", "Quartet No 2", and "Quartet No 3". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paulinho Da CostaHappy People ... CD
OJC, 1979. Used ... $34.99
Jazzy Brazilian drummer Paulinho Da Costa lays down a set of tight fusion cuts recorded in the U.S., along with folks like Larry Carlton, James Gadson, and Philip Bailey. There's vocals on about half the tracks, and the sound is sort of LA studio fusion from the 70's, with a nice bit of Brazil thrown in. Tracks include "Happy People", "Deja Vu", and "Dream Flow". CD
(Out of print.)

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Alban DarcheStringed ... CD
BMC (Hungary), 2004. Used ... $3.99
Almost all strings – except for leader, saxophonist Alban Darche – working here with Gabor Gado on guitar, Sebastien Boisseau on bass, and the RTG String Quartet. CD

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Buddy Defranco featuring Gordie FlemingWaterbed ... CD
Choice/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A really cool 70s album from reedman Buddy DeFranco – and one that resonates strongly with some of his groovy 60s work with Gumina! As with those records, this one features both clarinet and accordion – the former by Buddy, the latter by Gordie Fleming – used here in a match that's surprisingly strong all the way through, with this great blend of sharper tones and warmer colors – augmented by electric bass work from Michel Donato, and work on drums by Peter Magadini! The accordion has all these cool chromatic elements – similar to the way the instrument could be recorded at its best by the MPS label – and titles include "The Dreaded Lergy", "Uncle Horsley Writhes Again", "Waterbed", "Sunnyside Beach", and "Lush Life". CD

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

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✨✧ Al Di MeolaLand Of The Midnight Sun ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Paquito D'RiveraExplosion ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Features Claudio Roditi on trumpet, Lincoln Goines on bass, Steve Gadd on drums & Raymond Perez on guido. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Eliane EliasIllusions ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1987. Used ... $11.99
Great early work from Eliane Elias – Brazilian-influenced rhythms, warm piano lines, and a surprising undercurrent of soul! The set features Eliane strongly out front on acoustic piano – working with some elements of other American jazz at the time – kind of that post-fusion sense of soul that came from the electric years of other players, brought back into the acoustic keyboard as the 80s scene moved on. But Elias also brings in some of her best Brazilian elements too – really just in the way the keyboard lines come together with a sense of joy and life – and other players include Stanley Clarke and Eddie Gomez on bass, Al Foster and Steve Gadd on drums, and Toots Thielemans on a bit of guest harmonica. Titles include "Illusions", "Moments", "Iberia", "Chan's Song", "Through The Fire", and "Choro". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe FarrellLa Catedral Y El Toro ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A mix of Latin modes and soulful fusion grooves – both of which make for an excellent album from the post-CTI years of reedman Joe Farrell! Joe plays soprano, tenor, and flute on the record – always with that well-crafted groove he first brought to jazz back in the 60s, working in a more modern context – still sounding wonderfully fresh here in the larger backdrops of a record like this – definitely a cut above most mainstream artists of his nature! Production is by Ralph MacDonald and William Eaton, with a great blend of soul and jazz – and all cuts are instrumental, with help from players who include Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on keyboards, Anthony Jackson on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums. Titles include "Promise Me Your Love", "La Catedral Y El Toro", "Disco Dust", "Cyclone Rider", "Is It Asking Too Much", and "Imagine Me". CD

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Joe FarrellPenny Arcade ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1973. Used ... $18.99
Killer CTI work from Joe Farrell – with grooves so sharp you could cut your trousers on them! Farrell's angular reed style is in perfect form here – grooving with a small group that includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Joe Beck on guitar, Steve Gadd on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – a combo that's got a harder, tighter feel than most CTI groups – a key reason why Joe's records of this time are so legendary! The album features a fantastic version of Stevie Wonder's "Too High" – one that breaks all over the beginning with these riffs by Farrell, then grooves into a CTI electric funk mode for about 13 minutes. All tracks are long – and other tracks include "Hurricane Jane", "Geo Blue", "Penny Arcade", and "Cloud Cream". CD
(Out of print, 2013 Blu-spec CD pressing – includes obi.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Open & Close/Afrodisiac ... CD
Barclay, 1971/1972/1973. Used ... $9.99
2 early 70s Fela classics on one CD! Open & Close hails from 1971 – and it features 3 long songs, all with an incredibly tight groove. Fela, Tony Allen, and the Africa 70 group forge the sound that would dominate their style for the next 2 decades – mixing bass, percussion, keyboards, sax, and guitar into a heavy heavy brew on the tracks "Swegbe & Pako", "Open & Close", and "Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo". Afrodisiac is an excellent companion album – issued a few years later, but including tracks that Fela and the group recorded at Abbey Road in 1971, and which were issued first as singles in Nigeria, forming some of Fela's first big hits! Titles include "Alu Jon Jonki Jon", "Jeu Ko Ku", and "Eko Ile". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Kim Fowley & OthersKing Of Creeps – Lost Treasures From The Vaults Vol 3 – 1959 to 1969 ... LP
Norton, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99
We love Kim Fowley, and can never get enough of his genius – and no matter what the setting, Fowley always seems to move around the maddest corners of rock and pop music! This raw batch of gems is all pulled from the Fowley vaults – and features a host of indie singles recorded in LA between his bigger bursts of fame – some with Kim in the lead, lots more with lesser-known talents all given Fowley's forceful treatment in the studio – a push forward that makes just about every track here sparkle like some long-lost garage rocker or weird novelty number. Norton provides very detailed notes that are as much a musical journey as the cuts themselves – and titles include "The Knight In Shining Armor" by Knights Of The Round Table, "Kalani Honey" by John Paul Jones, "Young & Wild" by Renegade Five, "Big Bad Wolf" by Kim Garry & The Rhythm Kings, "Watch Your Step" by Larry Green & The Rhythmaires, "Goin Away Baby" and "Golden Apples Of The Sun" by Grains Of Sand, "Wanted Dead Or Alive" by The Rogues, "Moses" by Navarros, and "The Trip", "Astrology", and a rare radio spot all by Kim Fowley. LP, Vinyl record album

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Serge GainsbourgEnregistrement Public Au Theatre Le Palace (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips/Mercury (France), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
A fantastic live set from Serge Gainsbourg – and a record that stands as a concert accompaniment to his famous albums Aux Armes Et Cetera and Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles – both done in a reggae mode with work from Sly & Robbie! The famous Jamaican duo are part of the group here – with Sly Dunbar on drums and Robbie Shakespeare on bass – working with Ansel Collins on Hammond on Fender Rhodes and Mao Chung on guitar – which makes for a great little combo that really gets the sound right! If you haven't heard Gainsbourg in this mode, you're in for a treat – as the slow-stepping Jamaican rhythms provide a really fresh foil for his spoken, slinky vocals – transformed especially here on the remakes of the older tracks. Titles include "Brigade Des Stups", "Les Locataires", "Elle Est Si", "Pas Long Feu", "Lola Rastaquouere", "Javanaise Remake", "Bonnie & Clyde", "Relaxe Baby Be Cool", "Marilou Reggae Dub", and "Des Laids Des Laids". New version features unissued bonus tracks – "Daisy Temple" and "Docteur Jekyll Et Monsieur Hyde". CD

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Eric GalePart Of You/Touch Of Silk ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1979/1980. Used ... $9.99
Sweet fusion from the great Eric Gale – two late 70s albums back to back on a single CD! Part Of You is part of Gale's great run for Columbia Records in the late 70s, and a set that's got a nicely grooving bottom – thanks to production from Ralph MacDonald, and arrangements from William Eaton! The groove's uptempo at times, but always in a jazz-funk mode – and mostly played with smaller group instrumentation at the core – including keyboards from Richard Tee, bass from Anthony Jackson, and drums from either Steve Gadd or Harvey Mason – both cats who can hold up a groove on a date like this. Titles include "Let Me Slip It To You", "Part Of You", "Trio", "Nezumi", and "Holding On To Love". Touch Of Silk is a classic set that has the guitar of Eric Gale produced by the legendary Allen Toussaint! The cross of talents is pretty compelling – and although the album's not a New Orleans funk outing, it definitely shares some of the more creative elements that you'd get from some of Toussaint's other side projects at the end of the 70s. A few numbers definitely have a bit more bump than you'd expect from a fsuion date like this – and Toussaint himself plays piano and moog on the record, and even sings a tiny bit. Robert Dabon plays Fender Rhodes – and titles include "You Got My Life In Your Hands", "War Paint", "Touch Of Silk", "Au Privave", "With You I'm Born Again", and "Once In A Smile". CD
(Missing slipcover.)

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Gus Giordano StudiosTwo In A Jazz Mood – Giordano Technique ... LP
Orion, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Later work from the Gus Giordano dance studios – a session that's not as funky as some of their earlier work, but still mostly original material played by a group of local Chicago studio musicians! The feel here is mostly an early 80s approach to jazz funk – smooth at times, with a fair bit of electric touches – and many numbers have an uptempo sort of soundtrack feel from the time. Titles include "Nuance", "Brigado", "Con Amigos", "Sicilienne", "Arms A Kimbo", "Blue Funk", and "Jazz Network". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a trace of a price sticker and light wear.)

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Dave GrusinOne Of A Kind ... CD
GRP, 1977. Used ... $4.99
Dave Grusin made a few sleepy albums in his day, but this isn't one of them – and instead, it's a sweet funky fusion outing that really sums up some of the best Dave Grusin modes of the 70s! This excellent LP from 1977 really captures the best of the Grusin soundtrack style – heard in the 70s on shows like Barretta, or in films like Three Days of the Condor – mellow fusion with a tightly arranged style – lots of nicely isolated instrumentation, and the kind of spare and spacey grooves that you'd expect from a hip CTI session! Musicians include Grover Washington on saxes, Dave Valentin on flute, Ron Carter on bass, and Steve Gadd himself – plus Grusin on a lot of sweet keyboards – and titles include great cut "Modaji", plus "Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", "Catavento", and "Montage". CD
(Out of print.)

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Haircut 100Pelican West Plus ... CD
BMG, 1982. Used ... $8.99
A heck of a charmer from Haircut 100 – one of a handful of great UK albums from the early 80s that mixed post-punk energy with warmer touches from jazz and Latin – all in a blend that's completely wonderful overall! Haircut 100 were never trying to change the world – and they certainly never passed themselves off as a real jazz combo – but they've got a great way of adding in just the right touches on sax, congas, and even a bit of vibes – all to create a captivating setting alongside Britpop guitar lines and the great vocals of Nik Heyward. Nik's way more appealing here than on his later work – unabashedly groovy, on tunes that include the classic "Love Plus One", alongside "Snow Girl", "Lemon Firebrigade", "Favourite Shirts", "Milk Film", "Surprise Me Again", and "Fantastic Day". CD features 5 bonus cuts from singles – including "Boat Party", "Ski Club", and "October Is Orange (Day 1 & 2)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jim HallConcierto/Big Blues/Studio Trieste ... CD
BGO (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
3 great CTI records from Jim Hall – including work with Art Farmer, Chet Baker & Hubert Laws – in a great 2CD set! Concierto is one Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues" and 5 bonus tracks including "Rock Skippin'", "Unfinished Business" plus a few alternate takes of album tracks. Big Blues is sweet and subtle genius from Art Farmer and Jim Hall – in a quintet with vibes by Mike Mainieri – in a style that eschews the electric funk of other CTI records, but has a similar sense of space, sound, and rhythm overall – proof that the label's groundbreaking approach didn't always have to be electrified! Tracks are quite long, and the two leaders effortlessly craft notes that magically hang in space with an airily soulful feel. Titles include wonderfully reworked versions of "Whisper Not", "A Child Is Born", and "Pavane For A Dead Princess". Studio Trieste is great later date with Chet Baker & Hubert Laws! The session's a larger group effort headed up by Don Sebesky, and featuring key solos by Chet Baker, Jim Hall, and Hubert Laws – all of whom get plenty of room to do their thing on the album's longer tracks! Other players include Kenny Barron, Jack Wilkins, Jorge Dalto, George Mraz, and Steve Gadd – plus bit of added percussion – and although the group is large, the overall sound is relatively lean – spacious and airy, in keeping with Baker's best moments on records like these, and always sensitive enough to let Hall's gentle work on the strings of his guitar shine through nicely! Titles include "Malaguena", "Django", "Swan Lake", and "All Blues". CD

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Instituto & DJ DoloresNarradores De Jave Remix ... CD
Tratore (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $7.99
Easily some of the best work we've heard to come out of the hands of DJ Dolores – a series of remixes from the film Narradores De Jave, done in collaboration with the Instituto collective! As with other work by both artists, there's an extremely creative approach going on here – one that's awash in acoustic elements, refigured playfully, but never in a way that's too gimmick-oriented or flashy. Lineups and formats differ from track to track, giving the set a nice degree of variety – and titles include "A Historia Oficia (Instituto & Bnegao rmx)", "13a Licao (Daniel Bozio & Instituo rmx)", "Turco Torto (Flu rmx)", "Walkman (versao original)", "Delirio (Cidadao Instigado rmx)", "Mais Enchente (John Ulhoa rmx)", and "Casa Di Jave (Instituto & Z'Africa Brasil rmx)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kimiko ItohFollow Me ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Sweet vocals in a spare setting – sung in English by Japanese vocalist Kimiko Itoh, and recorded in New York with arrangements by Richard Tee and Steve Gadd! Given their presence, there's a distinctly 70s feel to the album, despite the date of the session – and most numbers move gently along with Fender Rhodes from Tee, drums from Gadd, bass from Eddie Gomez, and some occasional strings to sweeten things up. The Rhodes behind Itoh's vocals really sounds great – and titles include "Intimate Strangers", "So Foolish Is Love", "He's Gone", "If I Loved You", "Second Chance", "Meet Me On The Moon", and "Follow Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light surface wear and a promo stamp.)

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Jackie & RoyWilder Alias (remastered edition) ... CD
CTI, 1974. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
Jackie & Roy are definitely getting bit wilder here – hitting an electric early 70s CTI mode, and really growing a lot in the process! The session has the vocal pair working with CTI players who include Hubert Laws on flute, Joe Farrell on saxes, Roy Pennington on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – all working with arrangements from Roy that are every bit as hip as the Don Sebesky treatments they previously got on CTI. The tracks are all longish, with plenty of room for complex vocals and great interaction with the instruments – and the titles are all originals, sounding really great and creative! Titles include "Good & Rich", "The Way We Are", "Waltz For Dana", "Niki's Song", and "A Wilder Alias". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob JamesFoxie ... LP
Tappan Zee, 1983. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A schmaltzy cover, but still some pretty nice work from Bob James – playing here in a smaller combo mode that hangs onto the format of his earlier classics on CTI! The keyboards definitely have some sounds that mark the early 80s date of the record – but they're still warmer and more soulful than most of James' contemporaries, especially on the mellower tracks on the set. Other players include Marcus Miller and Will Lee on bass, Steve Gadd and Peter Erskine on drums, David Sanborn on sax, and Steve Khan on guitar – and titles include "Zebra Man", "Marco Polo", "Miranda", "Ludwig", "Fireball", and "Calaban". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot on the spine from sticker removal and a gold promo stamp.)

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JazztronikCannibal Rock ... CD
Tokuma (Japan), 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Always-great work from Jazztronik – a record that seems to open yet another great chapter in their endless pursuit of the groove! As before, keyboardist Ryota Nozaki is very firmly at the helm of the proceedings – playing a mixture of acoustic piano and electric keys in a way that really fleshes out the spirit of his tunes, and which adapts itself nicely to presence of a variety of different singers on the set! Nozaki's getting help here from vocalists who include Miki Imai, Robert Gallagher, Sonia Santana, Kaoru Kurosawa, Yurai, and even Flora Purim – an especially nice choice for the record, given that there's plenty of Latin and Brazilian-styled grooves on the set! Nozaki's keyboards take on a harder tone on the album's heavier, more percussive Latin-styled numbers – and they drift along with some spacier styles on the gentler numbers that recall some of the older Jazztronik work. Really great all around – with a deeper feel than before, and plenty of great tunes with English language lyrics! Titles include "Dentro De Mim", "Beeping", "Verdades", "South Of The Border", "Searching For Love", "Madrugada", "Reminisce On Joy", and "Cannibal Rock". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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James L'Estraunge OrchestraEventual Reality ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a richness to the album that takes us back to some of the first wave of really complicated, really beautiful sounds from the London scene years back – maybe like the music of Chris Bowden or Jessica Lauren, with just a trace of 4Hero in the way that Reid blends together fuller strings and horns with some tight rhythms at the core. There's plenty of great keyboards on the album – including some Fender Rhodes from Ricky – but the album's hardly just the usual beats-and-keys session, as there's a complex vision here that's way more than just dancefloor music. Yet there's also plenty of grooves – just served up with a depth that makes the album appealing in so many other ways too – on tracks that include "The Call", "Closer", "We Rise", "Me & The Bear", "Eventual Reality", "See You Tonight", "Autumn Falls", and "It Happened Before". CD

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✨✧ Love Childs Afro-Cuban Blues BandSpandisco ... LP
Midsong, 1977. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Although the group was neither an Afro-Cuban ensemble, nor a blues band, they certainly earn the "Spandisco" title of this one – an album filled with longer club tracks arranged and produced by Michael Zager. The one nice legacy of their Afro-Cuban name, though, is a good committment to jazzy solos – played here by the likes of Frank Wess, Ronnie Cuber, Larry Feldman, and Michael Zager. Steve Gadd plays drums, so there's a nice kick at times – and the record features versions of "Oye Como Va" and "Spanish Harlem", plus the cuts "Spandisco Band", "Speak Up Mambo", and "Spandisco". LP, Vinyl record album
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Steve MarcusSometime Other Than Now ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A really sharp-edged set from reedman Steve Marcus – a player who'd already had some pretty tight fusion records under his belt before this overlooked gem! Marcus was a saxophonist who was always experimenting with new ideas at this time – part of a generation raised on rock as much as jazz, and always trying to put the two together – yet never in a hokey way, and always with a style that's more jazz than rock! Here, Marcus is maybe in his most jamming fusion mode – a bit like some of the bigger label acts at the time – and working with a set of players that includes Don Grolnick on keyboards, Steve Khan on guitar, Will Lee on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums. d-down and powerful nonetheless! Steve's playing electric soprano sax on most of the record – and titles include "Sometime Other Than Now", "Candles", "Nazca", and "The Brown Rice Ooze". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Helio Mendes e Seu ConjuntoSabor De Juventude (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Musiplay/Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
The flavor of youth in mid-60s Brazil – served up by keyboardist Helio Mendes, who also plays a bit of organ on the set! As with Mendes' other great albums of the time, the rhythms often have a slight samba current, and mix together acoustic and electric modes – in the best Brazilian instrumental quality of the time. Tunes are a nice mix of familiar 60s pop numbers and groovier Brazilian songs – and the set includes an especially great take on "Ponteio", which has all the right soaring lines to make the tune come off well – plus vocals that come as a bit of a surprise, recorded with a cool echoey style! Other tracks include "Music To Watch Girls By", "Rosanna", "Triste Madrugada", "Something Stupid", "This Is My Song", "Esta Chegando A Hora", and "O Caderinho". CD also features four bonus tracks – "Despedida De Mangueira", "Se Voce Pensa", "Um Beijo Ao Regressar", and "Deixe Me Outro Dia Menos Hoje". CD

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Orchestra CometaDaydream – Musica Di Mirot-Stepchild-Lash ... LP
CEM (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
One of the coolest albums ever from the legendary Cometa sound library – a set that's every bit as weird and wonderful as you'd guess from its cover image of a hand holding a flower with eyeballs on each petal! The music's maybe not as trippy as that picture, but it does have lots of cool and groovy touches – sweet Fender Rhodes at some points, jazzy reeds at others, and even some more evocative passages that almost have a deeper soundtrack vibe – but which soon return to the kind of tight, funky numbers that we love so much in Italian sound library material from this time! The players aren't named, but they're clearly top-shelf talents from the scene – and tracks include the funky "Rash", plus "Riddle", "Happy Fire", "Swallow", "Canty", "Diplomat", "Gadder", "Bike", and "Daydream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Scratch PerryFrom The Secret Laboratory ... CD
Mango, 1990. Used ... $5.99
A strong later effort from Lee Scratch Perry – working here with unabashedly Scratch-inspired producer Adrian Sherwood at the helm, who's clearly thrilled to be working with king! It's one of those cases in which a distinctive legend gets to work his magic with a strong connection to his own distinctive style, with contemporary touches that have stood the test of time pretty damn well. Beats are by Sherwood and Dub Syndicate, along the with the legendary Roots Radics. Tracks include "African Hitchhiker", "Vibrate On", "Inspector Gadget", "Push, Push", "The Groove", "Party Time" and "African Headcharge In The Hackney Empire". CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout hole.)

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Noel PointerHold On ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1976. Used ... $14.99
Early work from Noel Pointer – recorded in a smooth, soulful mode with plenty of help on arrangements and production from Dave Grusin! Like Dave's best work from the time, the set's got a feel that's tight, but never as commercial or cloying as mainstream fusion a few years later – and Noel's sweet work on electric violin is set up nicely with keyboards from Dave, guitar from Eric Gale, drums from Steve Gadd, and percussion from Ralph MacDonald. Noel sings a bit on the set, but even better are the vocals from Patti Austin, Gwen Guthrie, Yolanda McCullough, and others – who flesh out the backgrounds on some tunes. Titles include "Staying With You", "Movin In", "Superwoman", "Stardust Lady", "Hold On", and the extended "Roots Suite", based on Quincy Jones music for the show! CD
(Out of print.)

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Quarteto Em CyQuarteto Em Cy (1972) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A fantastic 70s album from this legendary harmony quartet – a female group that first emerged during the bossa generation in 60s Brazil, but who seem to hit an even more sublime sound with this rare gem from 1972! The setting is kind of post-bossa – maybe in the territory that Marcos Valle and some of his contemporaries were hitting – as the quartet work with fantastic arrangements from Edu Lobo and Luiz Eca of the Tamba Trio – in modes that are complicated and sophisticated, yet also straightforward and groovy – a perfect blend for the vocal harmonies! The album features the girls' incredible take on the Milton Nascimento song "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser" – and other great tracks include "Quando O Carnaval Chegar", "Inclensa", "Cantoria", "Canto De Oba", and "Zanga Zangada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Pat RebillotFree Fall ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 11.99
A really great little album from keyboardist Pat Rebillot – a player you might know from other 70s records with Herbie Mann, and a few other jazz artists – stepping out here as one of his few times as a leader! Pat really makes great use of the space to show off his own thing – soaring to the skies on keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, mellotron, Yamaha grand, and plenty of synthesizers – the last of which are used to bring in some cool cosmic touches – a bit like Pat Gleeson was doing around the same time! Herbie Mann produced, and the album's got a spacious sound that makes for some real CTI-like moments – with a group that features Tony Levin on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, and Sam Brown on guitar. Titles include "Free Fall", "The Naked Truth", "Monday's Something", "Beautiful Bend Ahead", and "In A Melancholy Funk". CD

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Elis ReginaElis Regina In London (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1969. Used ... $19.99
Elis Regina hits the London scene of the late 60s – with amazing results that make the album one of her best from the early years! The style here is still quite bossa-oriented, but backings are done by Peter Knight – who'd worked with Scott Walker and some of the other hip British singers at the time – so the sound's a bit different than Elis' Brazilian records, too. Knight's quite sensitive to Regina's way of interpreting a tune – and he nicely follows the soaring, jazzy vibe that Roberto Menescal had given her at home. But the groove's also a bit more open and fluid too – with some slight Brit Easy touches that Really send the whole album home! Titles include a great version of "Upa Neguinho", plus "O Barquinho", "Zazueira", "Giro", "A Volta", "Corrida De Jangada", "Watch What Happens", and "Wave". CD
(Out of print.)

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T Boy RossChanges ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99
An overlooked Motown gem from T-Boy Ross – a self-produced set that's filled with loads of 70s mellow soul moments! Ross begins the set by covering Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" – and there's definitely a similar vibe to the record – that kind of warmer grooving that Leon Ware brought to his own work for the label – sparkling and tight, yet never commercial at all – and served up with a style that's right on the money – known when to groove gently, and when to lay back and enjoy a more soulful moment too! Ross is great throughout – not as much on vocals as on his overall presentation – set up amidst nice rhythms from James Gadson on drums and Harold Johnson on keyboards. Titles include "I Want You", "I'm In Between Changes", "Smile & Be Beautiufl", "To The Baby", "Slow Down", "Forever Is As Long As It Lasts", and "Somebody's Sneaking & Peeking". CD

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Michel SardabyNight Blossom (2CD version) ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... About August 19, 2020 (delayed)
Lovely work from pianist Michel Sardaby – a player who probably spent more time on the eastern side of the Atlantic than he did in America, which is a reason why he never really got his due in the US. However, Sardaby's connection to the Parisian scene filled his playing with that wonderful mix of lyricism and modernism that you find in the best French jazz pianists – and it's still very much alive in this 1990 recording for DIW. The set features backing by Tootie Heath on drums and Jay Leonhart on bass – a great duo, who really bring a lot of energy to the set – even though Sardaby's still the main focus, with those beautifully flowing lines of his that we love so much! Titles include "Madrugada", "Way Farer", "Maelstrom", and "Night Blossom". CD
(2CD edition – with standard CD and MQACD high-resolution CD!)

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Breno Sauer QuintetoSambabesso ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. Used ... $11.99
The great Breno Sauer always has a great ear for blending samba rhythms and jazz – and here, he really lets that talent explode in a fantastic array of colors and tone! The instrumentation is great – Breno's vibes in the lead, with guitar, accordion, bass, and drums – the last of which are worth the price of admission themselves, as they often crackle with lots of complicated changes in the rhythms to keep up with the samba groove – while the vibes, guitar, and accordion deliver a warm palette of sounds over the the top! A standout instrumental classic from the RGE catalog of the 60s – with titles that include "Sambabessa", "Liberdade Demais", "Senhorita", "Luciana", "Amor E Paz", "Cancao Do Amor Mais Triste", "Samba Da Madrugada", and "Lembrancas". CD
(Still sealed.)
Also available Sambabesso ... CD 16.99

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Breno Sauer QuintetoSambabesso ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
The great Breno Sauer always has a great ear for blending samba rhythms and jazz – and here, he really lets that talent explode in a fantastic array of colors and tone! The instrumentation is great – Breno's vibes in the lead, with guitar, accordion, bass, and drums – the last of which are worth the price of admission themselves, as they often crackle with lots of complicated changes in the rhythms to keep up with the samba groove – while the vibes, guitar, and accordion deliver a warm palette of sounds over the the top! A standout instrumental classic from the RGE catalog of the 60s – with titles that include "Sambabessa", "Liberdade Demais", "Senhorita", "Luciana", "Amor E Paz", "Cancao Do Amor Mais Triste", "Samba Da Madrugada", and "Lembrancas". CD
Also available Sambabesso ... CD 11.99

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Semi ColonNdia Egbuo Nia (Afro Jigida) (2CD edition – with bonus tracks and 72-page book) ... CD
Comb & Razor, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD & Book ... $9.99 19.98
Rare Afro Rock from Nigeria's Semi-Colon group – and it's an astonishingly strong record! It's got fuzzy guitar grooves and spacey electic piano that are indebted to the global psych soul and rock scenes of the late 60s and early 70s – but the rhythmic sensibility, percussion and vocals are prime 70s Nigeria. The original record has 3 great jams per side- - allowing each number plenty of space to stretch, and sink into to a hypnotic groove, but they're just succinct enough to leave us wanting more! One this excellent, first time ever 2CD version, we get the "more" we wanted! CD includes the original album and 3 bonus tracks. CD2 features a full album's worth of demos, original sketches and rehearsal material from 1975 and 1976. Last but not least, it's packaged in a beautiful, 72-page hardcover book! Includes "Ndia Egbuo Ndia", "Ebenebe", "Isi Agboncha", "Afro Jigada", "True Fine Mama/True Fine Woman", "Giam Blow" and "Yanga (Okongwu)", "Onyebulu/Agbero", "Nekwaha Semi-Colon", "Our Fada", "Ebelebe", "Chi Di Ebere (Ver. 2)", "Isi Agboncha (Take 2)" and more. CD

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✨✧ Eddy SenayStep By Step ... CD
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The second smoking Sussex album from guitarist Eddie Senay – and arguably even better than the first! The tracks here are all instrumentals – played with a style that's tight, right, and very on the money – mixed with keyboards from Rudy Robinson, who also arranged the numbers on the set. There's kind of a choppy early 70s soundtrack funk groove to the whole set – like a funky 45 groove, but stretched out a bit more – with Eddie's guitar bad-stepping its way over Rudy's sweet keyboards – all in a relatively lean mode that's laidback and loose, but still supremely funky! Titles include "Cameo", "Delgado", "Soul Preachin", "Shakeero", "Safari", "Sarko East", "Shakedown", and "Phase 1". CD
Also available Step By Step (white vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Eddy SenayStep By Step (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
The second smoking Sussex album from guitarist Eddie Senay – and arguably even better than the first! The tracks here are all instrumentals – played with a style that's tight, right, and very on the money – mixed with keyboards from Rudy Robinson, who also arranged the numbers on the set. There's kind of a choppy early 70s soundtrack funk groove to the whole set – like a funky 45 groove, but stretched out a bit more – with Eddie's guitar bad-stepping its way over Rudy's sweet keyboards – all in a relatively lean mode that's laidback and loose, but still supremely funky! Titles include "Cameo", "Delgado", "Soul Preachin", "Shakeero", "Safari", "Sarko East", "Shakedown", and "Phase 1". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Step By Step ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Elza SoaresA Bossa Negra ... LP
Odeon/Honey Pie, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... About March 26, 2021
Killer early work from Elza Soares – a superb little set of lively bossa tunes, all arranged by the great Astor Silva! The work's equal parts bossa and samba – with the rougher edges you might expect from Elza's other work of the 60s, and some of the phrasing that might be implied by the title – all making for a winning combination that cooks up the tunes in a style that's hardly matched by other female bossa sets from the time! Tracks include "O Samba Brasileiro", "Boato", "Beija Me", "O Bilhete", "As Polegadas Da Mulata", and "Eu Quero E Sorongar". LP, Vinyl record album

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StuffLive Stuff ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A nice little live set from Stuff – one that's recorded in Tokyo, with a groove that's a bit more open than their better-known New York live album from a few years later! The sound's somewhat rougher than the Stuff studio sessions, but in a good way – one that shows that the combo can really jam nicely, in a blend of funky rhythms, jazzy riffing, and a few soul-inspired moments. There's also a surprising Motown element to the music too – heard in the group's "Junior Walker Medley" – which fuses "Road Runner" and "Pucker Up Buttercup" – and in their long take on "Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours" – although both these tunes are quite far from Motown in their overall execution. Players include Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale on guitars, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Steve Gadd on drums – and other cuts include "Foots", "Need Somebody", and "Love Of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Richard TeeNatural Ingredients (limited Japanese paper sleeve) ... CD
Tappan Zee/JVC (Japan), 1980. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
A bit more electric than you might guess from the "natural" in the title – but a great set of keyboards from the mighty Richard Tee – one of his few albums as a leader back in the day! The set's produced by Bob James, and has a groove that's not unlike some of James' own smoother fusion from the end of the 70s – a style that still has a fair bit of jazz in the mix, but which also shines with some warmer R&B touches as well. Players on the set include Tom Scott on saxes, Eric Gale on guitar, and Steve Gadd on drums – and some of the best numbers have a nicely stripped-down approach. Titles include "The Nut's Off The Screw", "Now", "Tell It Like It Is", and "Us". CD
(Out of print.)

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Arthur VerocaiSaudades Demais ... LP
Rice/Kissing Fish (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... About October 20, 2020 (delayed)
A pretty great recent album from Arthur Verocai – much more restrained than his famous early work, but in a really wonderful way! The album's a bossa set, but one that's really well done – with just the right balance of gentle rhythms and light instrumentation to recall the greatness of the genre – and none of the too-modern touches that sometimes get in the way of a session like this. Vocals on all numbers are by female singer Sanny Alves, who has a nicely understated approach to the music – and instrumentation includes contributions from Toninho Horta on guitar, Raul DeSouza on trombone, and Marcio Montarroyos on trumpet. Titles include "Verao", "Guanabara", "Nos Cariocas", "Madrugada", "Balada", "Seja Feliz", "Esse Rio", and "Posto 6". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sadao WatanabeSadao 2019 – Live At Blue Note Tokyo ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $23.99
We've loved saxophonist Sadao Watanabe for many years, through many different styles, and he's still sounding wonderful after all his decades in music – playing live in a laidback quartet setting, in a performance that's very heavy on his own compositions too! The backing is top-shelf, but nicely understated – Russell Ferrante on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums – moving with a gentle swing, but really letting Sadao take the lead on alto sax – blowing soulful, well-crafted solos of the sort that you'd maybe be more likely to hear on this sort of session from a tenor. Titles include "Warm Days Ahead", "Butterfly", "Plum Island", "Tembea", "Waiting Song", and "Early Spring". CD

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Sadao WatanabeSadao Watanabe – The Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Disk/Victor (Japan), Late 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
Late 70s classics from Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe – a player who'd been a key part of the Tokyo scene from the late 50s onward – moving through bop, bossa nova, and even a bit of more spiritual styles – before ending up in the electric fusion years that are featured in this set! Watanabe's a mighty tight player, with a long legacy of creative expression – which means that although the setting here might be electric and soul-based, he also brings plenty to bear in his solo work too – some great soulful expressions that often get support from American fusion players like Lee Ritenour, Chuck Rainey, Steve Gadd, Dave Grusin, and Harvey Mason. All the cuts here were originally on Watanabe's Flying Disk releases – and titles include "Samba Do Marcos", "Down East", "Morning Island", "California Shower", "My Country", "Ngoma Party", "Nice Shot", "Just Cruisin", "Massai Talk", "Samba Em Praia", "Malaika", and "My Dear Life". CD features bonus cuts – single versions of "California Shower", "Nice Shot", and "My Country". CD
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Zorro FiveJump Uptight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brigadiers/Matsuli (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $24.99
A rare set from Zorro Five – a South African group, but one who sound a bit like some of the best Italian sound library combos of the time – really stepping out in a hip blend of riffing guitar, hard drums, and organ! That aspect is maybe no surprise, given that Zorro Five were more of a studio combo than a live act – and they've also got this sharp, compact style that seems to be a bit influenced by the work of Booker T & The MGs – especially on the tunes that have the Hammond most strongly in the lead! The set's full of great little tunes that work well both as soul jazz numbers, and on the soul instrumental front – titles that include "The Exit Song", "Red Turnip", "Good Books", "Plastic Iron", "Barcarolle", "Molelo", "Rebel Rouser", and "Reggae Shhh". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBliss – A Tranquil Journey Into The Real World ... CD
Real World, 1998. Used ... $2.99
Includes tracks by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Peter Gabriel, Ayub Ogada, Sheila Chandra, Afro Celt Sound System, the Guo Brothers & Shung Tian, and the Grid. CD
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✨✧ VariousBoiling Point – Music From Hot Countries – The Best Of African & Latin Music ... CD
World Circuit/Trees Music & Art (Taiwan), 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Joe Arroyo Y La Verdad, Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangare, Gabriel Romero, Alex Konadu, Abdel Aziz El Mubarak, Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana, Orchestra Baobab, Dimi Mint Abba, Abdel Gadir Salim, Black Umfolosi & Rodolfo Y Su Tipica RA7. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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