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Marek Alaszewski/Klanlaszewski/KlanChmura Nad Miastem – 1972 to 1994 Lost & Found Recordings ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
A string of obscure work from Polish singer/songwriter Marek Alaszewski – best known for his contributions to the legendary hard rock group Klan – but heard here in a variety of different settings! Some of the music here feels like Klan, but other tracks are maybe more personal too – still with some hard rock elements in the mix, but maybe more towards the ballad style – although with styles that change a bit over the scope of the many years in the set – and as with other titles on the Gad label, there's notes in both English and Polish – which really helps you get a handle on the interesting and obscure music. Titles include "Chmura Nad Miastem", "Tryptk", "Should Be", "Shut Up", "Ostatnie Przeswity Pamiecei", and "Kawiarz". CD

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Czerwono-CzarniMsza Beatowa Pan Przyjacielem Moim ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
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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Zbigniew GornySoundtracks ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent sounds from Zbigniew Gorny – a Polish composer who worked in the soundtrack field for just over a decade, but made some wonderful music during that time! Gorny's big decade was the 80s, but his sounds here have a depth that's different than most American and European material from the period – as he seems to revel more in some of the cool Italian modes of the previous decade, and also echo some of the more interesting French soundtrack artists too – using styles that are still strongly electric, but which maybe have more warmth than some of the colder, stiffer film work of the generation. As the 90s approach, Gorny seems to embrace keyboards even more – yet still manages to create a depth that might come from a much larger ensemble – as you'll hear in this collection that features a total of 45 tracks, from films that include Okno, Magiczne Ognie, Karate Po Polsku, Prywatne Sledztwo, Zabid Na Koncu, Femia, Sam Posrod Swioch, and Trzy Dni Bez Wyroku. CD

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Mikolaj HertelDzwieki Dalekiego Swiata (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 80s. Used ... $4.99
80s keyboards sparkle and glisten wonderfully here – a mix of Roland, Yamaha, and Korg keyboards – all played by Mikolaj Hertel in a few very cool suites of instrumental tunes! The music is maybe an extension of 70s electronic sound library modes, but also colored with some of the tunefulness that you'd find in more conventional 80s electronic sounds in pop, soul, and soundtracks – gentle lyricism that's never too overdone or commercial, but which keeps things plenty tuneful throughout, and makes the album at lot more interesting than some more new age-styled keyboard sessions of the time. The album features three longer thematic suites – "Zaczarowane Ogrody", "Koekcja Lalki Barbie", and "Dzwieki Dalekiego Swiata" – divided into shorter tunes – and the set also features 5 more bonus tracks too. CD

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

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

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

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Jerzy MilianOrkiestra Rozrywkowa Pritv W Katowicach – Bez Przesady (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Jerzy Milian is a hell of a jazzman – and we really love his work on vibes on older albums of Polish jazz – but here, he's working as a top-flight arranger – creating some totally great moments of 70s funk, all matching the best sound library styles on the other side of the iron curtain! Most of these numbers have a romping, soulful sort of quality – piano and bass really chunking it up on the rhythms – while Jerzy allows other elements to get all free and groovy over the top – including a cool wordless chorus, with qualities that take us back to late 60s Italian soundtracks, or some of the groovier choral moments on Saba/MPS! Wonderful throughout – and titles include "Hej Pomozcie Ludzie", "Phyllis", "Bocki", "Bossa Nova Piknik", "Wybacz Mi Barry", "Bieg Po Zdrowie", "Baron Cyganski", and "Wpol Do Szostej". CD also features four bonus tracks! CD

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PSIHorizonte ... CD
Bellaphon/GAD (Poland), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Very cool work from Psi – a hip 70s German group who were partly fusion, partly prog – in that special sort of blend shared by a rare few contemporaries – such as Embryo, Perigeo, or Zzebra! As with all three of those groups, the musicians here are clearly schooled in jazz, but also really want to open up in some of the freedoms explored by the long-haired younger generation – not in an avant way, but in a style that mixes some funky currents in the rhythms with more freewheeling solos and the occasional jamming passage – served up by a quintet lineup that includes loads of wonderful keyboards, plus tenor, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion! There's no vocals at all on the record – no need, as the instruments speak volumes – and titles include "Elektrische Kall Heinzje", "Horizonte", "Under Der Schurze Liegt Die Wurze", and "Bettgerausche". CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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✨✧ Jerzy MilianPretekst (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the grooviest work we've ever heard from Jerzy Milian – a legendary Polish jazz artist who normally plays vibes in the lead – but who works here as the head of a larger ensemble that also includes a mix of horns and singers! The approach is very cool – large charts that have a current of funk at the core and lots of jazzy elements over the top – almost like some of the MPS projects of the early 70s, or even a bit like the more soul-styled work of Milian's Polish contemporaries, The Novi Singers! That aspect of the music really comes into play when the mixed male/female vocal group sings wordlessly over the top of the tunes – alongside instrumentation that includes Jerzy's vibes, plus alto, tenor, flute, and other reed touches that really bring some warm currents to the music. The vibe is maybe more 1969/1970 than you'd guess from the date – and the whole thing is great all the way through. Titles include "Dobranocka", "CMA", "Sprzedaj Mnie Wiatrowi", "Czwarte Podejscie", and "Fereton". CD features 4 bonus tracks too! CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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✨✧ Wladyslaw KomendarekHibernacja Nr 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pronit/GAD (Poland), 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wladyslaw Komendarek looks like a bit of a madman on the back cover of this release – sitting at a very dated keyboard, ironically wearing a surfing sweatshirt, and posed with mirrored sunglasses, a shaggy beard, and a military cap! None of those elements seem to match at all – and that's a bit like the vibe here – because the album, although recorded in 1990, feels maybe a bit out of time – keyboard tracks that begin at a point when the sound library scene was embracing more electronic instrumentation overall – but also maybe at a level that's absorbed all the electronic advances in the 80s generation of both soundtrack and mainstream music too. The tunes are all instrumental – often melodic, but not without their darker corners – and titles include "Symfonia Istnien", "Plynaca Plazma", "Trzeci Test", "Hibernacja Nr 1", and "Zamknieta Galaktyka". CD also features a full 21 minute version of "Symfonia Istnien", and a long live take of "Hibernacja Nr 1". CD

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

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

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

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

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✨✧ SpisekSpisek ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great funky fusion from the Polish scene of the 70s – served up by a group who only recorded briefly, but who created some great tracks in the process! These guys aren't in the rock fusion mode – although they seem to have roots in that scene – as there's a warmth here that gets beyond some of the too-jamming fusion work of the period, and which instead has a quality that links Spisek to some of the more R&B-influenced material of the time – particularly some of the sounds coming from artists like Herbie Hancock, who they give a nod to on the first track on the set – and there's also some cop show-like soundtrack elements to the grooves. There are vocals on three tracks in Polish – but most of the focus is on the instrumentation, which includes keyboards, tenor, trombone, and trumpet. Titles include "Powodz", "Hallo Herbie", "Taniec Ognia", "Szalone Serca", "Koziorozec I Panna", and "Mannix W Warszawie". CD
 
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Norberto BaldaufRitmos Da Madrugada No 3 ... LP
Odeon (Brazil), Early 60s. Very Good ... $23.99
Moody grooves, with a vibe that's almost more like small combo Latin at times – echoey piano, guitar, percussion, and accordion – mostly instrumental, with occasional vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing!)

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

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Junior DelgadoRaggamuffin Year ... LP
Mango, 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior Delgado/DEB Music PlayersTrickster/Murder ... 7-inch
DEB Music (Jamaica), 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label press with D Brown etch. Labels have Record Rama stamps.)

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Gadd Gang (Steve Gadd)Gadd Gang ... CD
Columbia, 1987. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish guitars and organ. But as the odd cover images on the front and back will attest, the band is still in a very creatively arty mode here – still working strongly with arranger Rogerio Duprat, in a wash of sounds and moods that fold contemporary music back upon itself with plenty of odd twists, turns, and surprises! Titles include "Desculpe Baby", "Oh Mulher Infiel", "Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor", "Hey Boy", "Halleluia", "Ave, Lucifer", and "Meu Refrigerador Nao Funciona". CD

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Roberto Pregadio/Romano MussoliniKriminal (picture disc) ... LP
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing little soundtrack that's every bit as groovy as its cover – a great blend of 60s mod and Italian jazz, all in support of the skeleton-costumed master thief Kriminal! This set represents the first full length presentation of the film's soundtrack – a long-overdue masterpiece that steps off the jazzier modes used in Italian films of the early 60s, touched by some of the more dynamic production and arrangement styles that were creeping in later in the decade – all served up over short, sweet tracks that dance with delight and drama throughout! There's even a bit of the British and American spy modes of the time creeping into the mix – no doubt a way of highlighting the "international crime" reputation of lead character Kriminal. Pic disc version features a total of 29 tracks from the film – pressed on very cool looking vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album

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Renegade SoundwaveProbably A Robbery (ext mix, turntable scratch mix) ... 12-inch
Mute (UK), 1990. Sealed (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Thin LizzyRenegade ... LP
Vertigo/Warner, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Late work by Thin Lizzy – but one of our favorite albums by the group! Somehow, this set manages to capture all the great magic that made us love Jailbreak so much – still hard rocking, but with a deft sense of time and chord change that also reminds us a lot of Steely Dan at their best. Phil Lynott's vocals are as great and smoky as ever, and tracks include "Renegade", "Mexican Blood", "Fats", "Leave This Town", "It's Getting Dangerous", and "The Pressure Will Blow". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Warner, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousGado Gado ... LP
Decca (Netherlands), 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A weird little record – kind of a mix of string-based folksy/global songs, with some spoken bits that appear to be comedy in Dutch! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousGado Gado 2 – Speciaal ... LP
Decca (Netherlands), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A weird little record – kind of a mix of string-based folksy/global songs, with some spoken bits that appear to be comedy in Dutch! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Grachan Moncur IIIAco Dei De Madrugada/New Africa ... LP
BYG/Actuel (France), 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Very cool album that brings together both of the legendary BYG/Actuel sides by Grachan Moncour, with a striking cover that's even better than the original ones! The material is fantastic, and ranks right up there with Moncur's Blue Note work, although it also has a freer, more spiritual edge to it. Players include Archie Shepp, Dave Burrell, Beb Guerin, and Andrew Cyrille – and titles include "New Africa", "Exploration", and "Osmosis". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ Roberto TorresEl Castigador ... LP
Mericana, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Roberto Torres' album recorded in the mid 70's. Soulful Latin vocals with a tight band behind him. Tracks include "En Casa De Mi Compay", "Soy Guinero", "A Mi Madre", "Ay Sandunga!!", and "El Caminante". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Issac DelgadoSupercubano ... CD
Planet, 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Junior DelgadoOne Step More ... LP
Mango, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Depeche ModeBehind The Wheel/Route 66 (megamix, megadub)/Behind The Wheel (extended remix, beatmasters remix) ... 12-inch
Sire, 1987. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp, peeled spot, some surface wear, and a small piece of clear tape on the opening.)

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✨✧ Disco CircusOver & Over/In A Gadda Da Vida ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Moogy! Both sides of this one feature remixes that are heavy on the moog – and in a nice way! "Over And Over" begins with almost a Georgio Moroder groove, and even the old Iron Butterfly classic sounds great with some spacey keyboards! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with a large name in marker. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (Omplatten pressing) ... CD
Omplatten, 1970. Used ... 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
(Out of print.)
Also available Divina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado ... CD 8.99

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

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

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Chet Baker/Jim Hall/Hubert LawsStudio Trieste (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1982. Used ... $29.99
A great later date from CTI – proof that the label still had its magic going on well into the 80s! 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
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Ray BarrettoLa Cuna ... LP
CTI, 1981. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A nice jammer from the "second wind" period of CTI – and a strong return to Latin jazz for Ray! The set's a great mixture of smooth CTI electric funk and Latin-oriented grooves – and it features work by Ray on congas and percussion, plus a list of players that includes Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Steve Gadd, John Tropea, Carlos Franzetti, and Willie Torres. The melds the styles beautifully – with plenty of languid, rubbery jamming with percussion that thumps just hard enough! Really kind of a stunner from '79 – one that came at welcome time for both Barretto and CTI! Includes the great electric Latin groover "Mambotango", plus "The Old Castle", "La Cuna", and a sublime vocal remake of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise"! LP, Vinyl record album

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George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
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 light wear.)

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Angela BofillAngie/Angel Of The Night ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of soulful gems! Angie is Angela Bofill's sublime first album – a mixture of jazzy soul and soulful jazz, all put together with a sound that's really a cut above most of her contemporaries! As with Jean Carn or Phyllis Hyman, there's a sophistication to Angela's sound here that indicates roots in much hipper territory that were still pulling strongly on her work for this mainstream set – a sound that runs deeper than you might expect for such a commercially successful record, and which has really kept it alive for years. Part of the strength of the set is the jazzy backings given the music – arranged by Dave Grusin, and carried off by himself on keyboards, with other players who include Eric Gale on guitar, Dave Valentin on reeds, Steve Gadd on drums, and Ralph MacDonald on percussion. There's a warmly glowing feel to the record that's neither slick or commercial – and titles include "Children Of The World United", "Summer Days", "Rough Times", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", and "The Only Thing I Would Wish For". Angel Of The Night is sweet jazzy soul from Angie Bofil – recorded in 1979 with Dave Grusin, who gives the album a smooth edge that really works perfectly with her vocals! The set's a perfect blend of the more soulful elements in the fusion scene of the late 70s, combined with Angie's warm vocal style and some excellent songwriting. Titles include "I Try", "Angel Of The Night", "What I Wouldn't Do", "Rainbow Child", "The Voyage", and a great cover of "People Make The World Go Round". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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

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Beth CarvalhoNo Pagode ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1979. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Titles include "Coisinha Do Pai", "Senhora Rezadeira", "Meu Sexto Sentido", "Xo Gafanhoto", "Andaca", "Obrigada Pelas Flores", and "Beija Flor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Michel ColombierMichel Colombier ... LP
Chrysalis, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great bit of funky fusion from Michel Colombier – and quite different than his early work on the Paris scene of the late 60s! Colombier is perhaps best remembered today for his legendary Messe Pour Le Temps Present – written with Pierre Henry – and for the beautifully baroque arrangements he did for pop albums by Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, and others! Colombier still has a great sense of arranging here – and he's working with some top-level American jazz talents – including Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton on guitar, Jaco Pastorius on bass, Michael Brecker on tenor, Airto on percussion, and Steve Gadd and Peter Erskine on drums. The groove is somewhere between 70s full-on fusion, and cop show themes from the early 80s – and titles include "Do It", "Layas", "The Dancing Bull", "Sunday", and "Dreamland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Chick CoreaFriends ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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 light wear.)

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Cortijo Y Su BonchePa Caserios ... CD
Actuality/Disco Hit, Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A rare one from Cortijo – and a set that really shows the evolution of his sound after the 60s! Rhythms are still nice and tight – everything we great to love in the early combo albums – but there's also a bit more horns, crafting these cool jazzy lines over the top – and linking the music a bit more towards New York salsa of the 70s! Vocals are by Che Delgado, Kiko Fuentes, and Fe Y Nelly – and titles include "Pa Los Caserios", "No Le Des La Firma", "Pa Guayama", "Policia Policia", "Apati Aguagua", and "Par De Loros". CD
(Out of print.)

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Yamandu CostaRecanto ... CD
Bagual (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A great little set from guitarist Yamandu Costa – one that follows in the legacy of previous albums of Brazilian guitar, but which also draws plenty of inspiration from the larger South American scene as well! Costa originally intended the set as a solo record, but soon found himself working in modes influenced by sounds from Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Peruo, and Paraguay – which opened up a need to collaborate with a few other musicians alongside his deft work on the strings – Guto Wirtti on bass, Armando Marcal on percussion, Ernesto Fagundes on bombo, and Martin Sued on bandoneon. The different styles work together nicely as a suite – almost an acoustic guitar take on the Latin America recordings by Gato Barbieri in the early 70s – and titles include "Amigo Juan", "Chegada", "Mangore", "Scherzando", "Recanto", "Valdeos", "Paraguayta", and "La Catedral". CD

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Joe Cuba SextetRecuerdos De Mi Querido Barrio – Memories Of My Beloved Neighborhood ... LP
Tico, Early 70s. Very Good ... $19.99
A strong album from the early 70's one that has Joe Cuba playing in less of a Latin soul vein, and more of a hard-hitting Latin one. Joe's still got his classic sextet cracking along – with Alberto Delgado on vibes, Jimmy Sabater on timbales and vocals, and Alfredo Rodriguez on piano – and the group plays the tracks "La Tortilla", "Jimmy's Jump", "Whisper The Word Love", and the great "Pataqubiriquambambaram (En El Stoop)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has light wear.)

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

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

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 6 – Days Have Gone By ... LP
Takoma, 1967. Very Good+ ... $43.99
John Fahey just got deeper and deeper with each new record of his early years – and this sublime sixth set is a unique blend of his amazing work on guitar, his timeless sense of music, and his growing ear for odd elements and atmospherics that make his records far more than just the usual acoustic folk blues of the time! Instead, the whole thing's this kind of pioneering mixture of organic sounds – still years ahead of its time, and put together with this sensibility that it took most folks decades to appreciate – every bit as revelatory on a first listen today as it must have been back in the 60s. Titles include "A Raga Called Pat", "The Revolt Of The Dyke Brigade", "Days Have Gone By", "We Would Be Building", and "Night Train Of Valhalla". LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful copy – non-logo black label pressing, in a paste-on cover! Cover has some light wear, and a tiny bit of splitting in one corner – but this is a great early copy.)

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Feeling KreyolLas Pale ... CD
Asterie/Strut (UK), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Electrified zouk from the Guadeloupe scene – just the kind of unusual musical hybrid that's always made the Antilles so great! The work here has some echoes of the more familiar modes of zouk, but also has a leaner, more soul-based mode too – almost like a New York take on the genre, as if the cuts were being recorded somewhere out in Brooklyn, by a sweet trio of younger singers who sound wonderful in French – phrasing the lyrics in ways that make the pacing of the music very different than if the work were in English. The rhythms are nice and lean, too – cascading forward nicely on tracks that that include "Gade", "Pou Lanmou", "Mwen Ke Rive", "Las Pale", "Mwen Pe Ke Pe", and "La Guadeloupe". CD
Also available Las Pale ... LP 22.99

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Feeling KreyolLas Pale ... LP
Asterie/Strut (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Electrified zouk from the Guadeloupe scene – just the kind of unusual musical hybrid that's always made the Antilles so great! The work here has some echoes of the more familiar modes of zouk, but also has a leaner, more soul-based mode too – almost like a New York take on the genre, as if the cuts were being recorded somewhere out in Brooklyn, by a sweet trio of younger singers who sound wonderful in French – phrasing the lyrics in ways that make the pacing of the music very different than if the work were in English. The rhythms are nice and lean, too – cascading forward nicely on tracks that that include "Gade", "Pou Lanmou", "Mwen Ke Rive", "Las Pale", "Mwen Pe Ke Pe", and "La Guadeloupe". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Las Pale ... CD 13.99

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

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Gilberto GilE-Collection – Sucessos & Raridades ... CD
Warner (Brazil), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $1.99
A pretty cool collection of work by Gilberto Gil – featuring one disc of hits, and another of rarities! The hits – or "sucessos" – are from his years at Warner and Som Livre, when Gil was working in a mode that was slicker and funkier than his 70s stuff for Philips, but still pretty nice overall. The "raridades" are even better, though – and include tracks that were b-sides to singles, from films, from collections of samba, or tributes to other artists. The 2CD set has 27 tracks in all – and titles include "Gaivota", "Senhor Delegado", "Macapa", "Gimme Your Love", "Pra Fazer O Sol Nascer", "Saudade Da Bahia", "Mico Preto", "Luar", "Esoterico", "Estrela", "Guerra Santa", and "Um Trem Para As Estrelas". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gilberto Gil & Germano MathiasAntologia Do Samba Choro ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1978. Very Good+ ... $13.99
One of the more unusual 70s albums from Gilberto Gil – a record that has him alternating tracks with Germano Mathias – in a mix of older samba and choro modes! Titles include "Minha Nega Na Janela", "Samba Rubro Negro", "A Situacao Do Escurinho", and "Senhor Delegado" by Gilberto Gil – and "Falso Rebolado", "Nao Volto Para Casa", "Rua", and "Minha Pretinha" by Germando Mathias. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gus Giordano StudiosTwo In A Jazz Mood – Giordano Technique ... LP
Orion, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $99.99
Later work from the Gus Giordano dance studios – a session that's not as funky as some of their earlier work, but still mostly original material played by a group of local Chicago studio musicians! The feel here is mostly an early 80s approach to jazz funk – smooth at times, with a fair bit of electric touches – and many numbers have an uptempo sort of soundtrack feel from the time. Titles include "Nuance", "Brigado", "Con Amigos", "Sicilienne", "Arms A Kimbo", "Blue Funk", and "Jazz Network". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dave GrusinOut Of The Shadows ... LP
GRP, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Dave Grusin's definitely out of the shadows here – after years of session work, soundtrack music, and other arrangements – finally beginning to shine in the limelight as a jazz musician on his own! The set's got a nice sort of vibe – not the too-smooth later sound of the GRP label, and instead this nice balance of electric keyboards and acoustic piano – delivered with help from key contemporaries who include Lee Ritenour on guitar and Steve Gadd on drums! Production is nicely understated – and titles include the mellow stepper "Serengeti Walk", plus "Last Train To Paradiso", "She Could Be Mine", "Crystal Morning", "Hokkaido", and "Sweetwater Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gene HarrisIn A Special Way ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1976. Used ... $22.99
Funky, soulful, and completely sublime work from keyboardist Gene Harris – working here with some great help from Jerry Peters on arrangement and production – in a style that makes the album one of Harris' most compelling sets of the 70s! The backings are full, but tight too – and in addition to Gene's own sweet work on keyboards, the set's also got some massive drums from Harvey Mason and James Gadson – both of whom really help things crackle at the bottom! Other instrumental highlights include more keyboards from Jerry Peters, tenor from Azar Lawrence, and trombone from George Bohannon – plus guitar from Lee Ritenour too. There's a bit of vocals on the set – mostly a soul chorus sort of mode that works perfect with Peters' groovy arrangements – and titles include "Love For Sale", "Theme For Relana", "Rebop", "Zulu", and "Soft Cycles". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available In A Special Way ... LP 4.99

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Gene HarrisIn A Special Way ... LP
Blue Note, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Funky, soulful, and completely sublime work from keyboardist Gene Harris – working here with some great help from Jerry Peters on arrangement and production – in a style that makes the album one of Harris' most compelling sets of the 70s! The backings are full, but tight too – and in addition to Gene's own sweet work on keyboards, the set's also got some massive drums from Harvey Mason and James Gadson – both of whom really help things crackle at the bottom! Other instrumental highlights include more keyboards from Jerry Peters, tenor from Azar Lawrence, and trombone from George Bohannon – plus guitar from Lee Ritenour too. There's a bit of vocals on the set – mostly a soul chorus sort of mode that works perfect with Peters' groovy arrangements – and titles include "Love For Sale", "Theme For Relana", "Rebop", "Zulu", and "Soft Cycles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and some aging.)
Also available In A Special Way ... CD 22.99

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

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

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Jackie & RoyWilder Alias (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1974. Used ... $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 CD 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 JamesAll Around The Town ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A live set by Bob – packaged in a cover that has a picture of him in a Taxi, certainly designed to cash in on his fame doing the theme for that TV show! The record's actually quite nice, and is a good blend of the mellow Bob from later years and the darker Bob from earlier ones – performed with a set of players that include Steve Gadd, Idris Muhammad, Tom Scott, Richard Tee, Earl Klugh, Tom Browne, Joanne Brackeen, and Eddie Gomez. Includes nice versions of "Westchester Lady" and "The Golden Apple", plus "Kari", "Touchdown", "Farandole", and "Stompin At The Savoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the inner sleeves.)

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Joyce, Nana Vasconcelos, & Mauricio MaestroVisions Of Dawn – The Paris 1976 Project ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1976. Used ... $12.99
An amazing little record – a 70s session that we'd easily rank right up there with the best recordings ever from Joyce, but one that's only being issued here for the first time ever! The sound is brilliant – that beautiful mix of strong and sweet that you'll always find when Joyce is at her best – and the set features equally wonderful contributions from Nana Vasconcelos on percussion, and Mauricio Maestro on bass, vocals, and guitar! All sounds are acoustic, but have this otherworldly feel – that buoyant, sparkling sort of quality on Joyce classics like Feminina or Agua E Luz – the there's a driving sense of rhythm that really moves the whole album – taking it far past what you might expect from the spare instrumentation. Tremendous stuff throughout, and a musical discovery that has us falling in love with the music of Joyce all over again! Titles include "Clareana", "Metralhadeira", "Nacional Kid", "Tudo Bonito", "Memorias Do Porvir", "Visoes Do Amanhecer", "Chegada", and "Banana". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hubert LawsChicago Theme ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
One of Hubert Laws' funkiest records for CTI – recorded with a full group funky style that's plenty darn great, and a lot harder-hitting than some of Hubert's more laidback sessions for the label! Arrangements are by Bob James and Laws – working here with a large batch of players who come together beautifully, almost in the style of a funky 70s cop show soundtrack! James plays keyboards, and other players include George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker, Don Grolnick, and Ron Carter – on titles that include James' own "Chicago Theme", a great cover of "Midnight At The Oasis" with wonderful drums from Steve Gadd, who also kicks it nice and large on Laws' own "I Had A Dream". Other tracks include "Going Home", "I Had A Dream", and "Inflation Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chicago Theme (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Hubert LawsChicago Theme (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1975. Used ... $9.99
One of Hubert Laws' funkiest records for CTI – recorded with a full group funky style that's plenty darn great, and a lot harder-hitting than some of Hubert's more laidback sessions for the label! Arrangements are by Bob James and Laws – working here with a large batch of players who come together beautifully, almost in the style of a funky 70s cop show soundtrack! James plays keyboards, and other players include George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker, Don Grolnick, and Ron Carter – on titles that include James' own "Chicago Theme", a great cover of "Midnight At The Oasis" with wonderful drums from Steve Gadd, who also kicks it nice and large on Laws' own "I Had A Dream". Other tracks include "Going Home", "I Had A Dream", and "Inflation Chaser". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Chicago Theme ... LP 4.99

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Hubert LawsMorning Star/Carnegie Hall/Chicago Theme ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of CTI classics from reedman Hubert Laws! First up is Morning Star – one of the most sublime Hubert Laws albums for CTI – a set that features his incredibly soulful flute work floating over these beautiful large arrangements by Don Sebesky – all ticked by some sweet electric piano from Bob James! The sound is perfect – that balance of soul and sophistication that really made CTI a groundbreaking label at this point – and which made it a perfect place for a hip artist like Hubert to really hit his stride! And in fact, Laws may not have ever hit this height again – as even though later albums are all still pretty great, and plenty soulful, this set's got an extra something special that we never tire of hearing! Titles include "No More", "Morning Star", "Let Her Go", and "What Do You Think Of This World Now?". The next album features maybe some of the coolest music ever recorded at Carnegie Hall – a wonderful venue that's perfect for the blend of soul and space of the CTI Records years of Hubert Laws! Laws' lead lines on flute really stretch out beautifully in the setting – given ample room to roam amidst a lineup that features Dave Friedman on vibes, Ron Carter on bass, and Bob James on piano and electric piano – all on tracks that have the same open, breathy quality as Hubert's sublime Afro Classic album. Like that set, there's a subtle dose of funk in the mix, but more focus on an airier mode up top – stretched out beautifully over a medley of Chick Corea's "Windows" and "Fire & Rain" – and on a 20 minute take of "Passacaglia In C Minor". Chicago Theme is one of Hubert Laws' funkiest records for CTI – recorded with a full group funky style that's plenty darn great, and a lot harder-hitting than some of Hubert's more laidback sessions for the label! Arrangements are by Bob James and Laws – working here with a large batch of players who come together beautifully, almost in the style of a funky 70s cop show soundtrack! James plays keyboards, and other players include George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker, Don Grolnick, and Ron Carter – on titles that include James' own "Chicago Theme", a great cover of "Midnight At The Oasis" with wonderful drums from Steve Gadd, who also kicks it nice and large on Laws' own "I Had A Dream". Other tracks include "Going Home", "I Had A Dream", and "Inflation Chaser". CD

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

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Cesar Camargo Mariano & Nelson AyresPrisma ... LP
Pointer (Brazil), 1985. Very Good ... $24.99
By the mid 80s, Mariano and Ayres were two of Brazil's greatest keyboardists – rooted in jazz, but open to a lot more ideas too! Both players had started out in a straighter jazz piano mode, but were more than willing to embrace new electronic keyboards as they were developed over the previous decade – in this album that mixes warmer jazzy moments with a real love of 80s styles too. Titles include "Capoeira", "April Child", and "Frevo Rasgado" – and the set also features a Herbie Hancock "scratchin" type track called "Os Breakers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert, and cool lenticular cover design – with attached 3D rainbow!)

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Os MutantesMande Um Abraco Pra Velha (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Universal/Polysom (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $32.99
An essential collection of rare material from this legendary Brazilian group – and a set that shows the importance they had in the Tropicalia movement beyond their own famous albums! The package brings together key collaborations between Os Mutanes and other key figures in music at the time – including some from rare singles, or other albums that maybe haven't shown up on your radar if you've only been tracking the group by records issued under their own name. As a whole, the set's a much-needed addition to their too-small catalog from these essential years – and titles include work with Caetano Veloso on "Saudosismo", "Marcianita", "A Voz Do Morto", and "Baby" – plus "Lady Madonna" and "Cinderella Rockafella" done with Clelia Simone and Kier – both live and 7" single versions of "Ando Meio Desligado", work with Gilberto Gil on "Domingo No Parque", work with Rogerio Duprat on "Cancao Para Ingles Ver Chiquita Bacana" and "The Rain The Park & Other Things" – and the track "Mande Um Abraco Pra Velha", from a rare Brazilian 60s compilation. LP, Vinyl record album

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Quarteto Em CyQuarteto Em Cy (1972) ... CD
Odeon/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD

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Rainbow featuring Will BoulwareCrystal Green ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A buttery smooth set of Japanese fusion from the 70s – featuring all-star American players like Eric Gale, Steve Gadd, Ralph MacDonald, Cornell Dupree, Michael Brecker, and keyboardist Will Boulware. The strength of the set lies on the interplay between Boulware's work on Fender Rhodes and Arp, and Michael Brecker's tightly crafted tenor lines that nicely dot the album's lively soulful tunes – and the whole thing sparkles with the same mix of R&B and jazz that you'd expect from late 70s work by The Crusaders. Titles include "Hossan", "So True", "It Ain't No Use", "I Like It", and a smooth soulful cover of "Feel Like Makin Love". CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000!)

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Elis ReginaElis Regina In London (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1969. Used ... $14.99
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. Includes obi.)

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Elza SoaresNos Bracos Do Samba (1975) ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Elza Soares grooves things nicely here – working in a samba mode that's relatively traditional, but which is also warmed up by arranger Ed Lincoln! Ed's backings here are different than those used on his famous organ albums of the 60s – but they've got the equal sort of soul and swing – just the right groove to bring out the best qualities of Elza's vocals, even when she's getting support from a larger chorus! The tunes are playful, and plenty compelling – and titles include "Nos Bracos Do Samba", "Lendas E Festas Das Yabas", "Primeiro Eu", "Nem Vem", "Confesso Que Chorei", "Cansanda De Esperar", and "Viagem De Jangada". CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About March 20, 2019
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played by Pat Rebillot and Barry Miles – and Steve Gadd's playing the drums on the date, which helps the rhythms keep a bit of an edge, even amidst the larger backing. Some cuts have backing chorus vocals, in a style used on other Thomas albums – and although definitely touched by a bit of disco fever, the album's still got a jazzy element too – like some of the crossover club sessions on the Kudu label from the 70s! Titles include "Funky Fever", "Feelins From Within", "Polarizer", "Coco", "Galaxy Dreamin", and "Venus". CD
 
 
 



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