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Special TouchLove Gun (dmc remix, space dub, import mix, inst mix, radio mix) ... 12-inch
DMC, 1988. Near Mint- ... $2.99 14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Build An ArkPeace With Every Step (import pressing) ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most righteous albums of the 21st century so far – and an instant classic we'll be loving for years! Build An Ark are a seriously heavy soul jazz ensemble, with roots and traditions that stretch back to the most righteous days of the 70s underground – the brainchild of producer Carlos Nino and vocalist Dwight Trible – and featuring work by soul jazz stalwarts that include Phil Ranelin, Nate Morgan, Derf Reklaw, Adam Rudolph, and others – all coming together in a fresh, new expression of the righteous ideals that first motivated their original work! Under the guidance of Nino, the group really gels together nicely – working in a loose mode that's a nice change from the tighter cosmic 21st century soul of the European scene – and returning to the organic, almost folksy forms that first emerged on 70s independent labels like Tribe, Strata East, and Nimbus. LA luminary Nate Morgan plays some great Fender Rhodes on many of the album's best tracks – and singer Dwight Trible has a soulful range that's somewhere between the style of Terry Callier and Leon Thomas. The album features a massively beautiful remake of Pharoah Sanders "You've Got To Have Freedom" – one that's very different than the original – plus a host of other great cuts that include Stanley Cowell's "Equipoise", Phil Ranelin's "Vibes From The Tribe", Ronnie Laws' "Always There", and Michael White's "Guidance" – as well as the original tracks "Peace & Love", "Conversations", "Precious Priceless", and "Love Is Our Nationality". CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Iggy & the StoogesMetallic KO (2LP version) ... LP
Import, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 00s UK white vinyl reissue on Dressed To Kill.)

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✨✧ VariousGroovy In Time Vol 2 ... LP
Import (Italy), Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Lots of funk and jazz here – titles that include "Party Is A Groovy Thing" by The People, "Ain't No Use" by Cook E Jarr, "Razor Blade" by Little Royal, "Cookie Man" by Spunky Onion, "America Wake Up" by Paul Humphrey, "Minnesota Twins" by Mike Manieri, "Super Shine No 9" by Sister Goose, and "Don't Get Fooled By The Pander Man" by Brinkley & Pander. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Cocteau TwinsPink Opaque ... LP
4AD/Relativity, 1986. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A well-remembered set from The Cocteau Twins' sublime 80s run on the 4AD label – a set that was one of the duo's first American titles, culled together from some of their early singles and import EP releases! The song choices are wonderful – some of the most focused, expressive cuts from the first few Cocteau years – magical moments that have the wordless vocals of Liz Frazier carving out these really beautiful melodies – while lush keyboards and splashy rhythms fill in the background with that unique 4AD style of production. There's still never been anything like the group at this point over all the years that have past – and the album's filled with gems that include "Wax & Wane", "Pearly Dewdrop Drops", "From The Flagstones", "Lorelei", "Aikea Guinea", "Pepper Tree", and "Musette & Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has masking tape across half of the front and back, a half unglued bottom seam, lightly bent corner and radio call letters in marker across the front, back and labels.)

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Chico Da SilvaSambaterapia ... LP
Polydor (Brazil), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Features arrangements from Luiz Roberto and Aecio Flavio – on titles that include "Louca", "Agoniza Mas Nao Morre", "Viver Outra Vez", "Aquarela Amazonica", "Sambaterapia", "O Cavalo Branco E O Passaro Verde", "Mulher Mulher", and "Domingo De Manaus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small import sticker in one corner – but this is a great copy!)

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✨✧ George DukePrimal George Duke (aka Jazz Workshop) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1966. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the earliest record to ever feature pianist George Duke as a leader – and a set that's very different than his better-known work of the 70s! At first glance, the album appears to be a straight jazz outing, with Duke on acoustic piano – yet as we've come to expect from George, there's also a really unique twist – a sense of sound that's already reaching out way beyond the obvious, in soulful styles that really make the record a smoker! The quartet features some unique bass trumpet work from David Simmons – whose instrument has the depth of a trombone, but the pointedness of a trumpet – a great combination with the well-crafted basslines from John Heard, and the snappingly syncopated drumming of George Walker – who really makes the record cook with his rhythms – bringing in some great stepping styles that keep things swinging throughout! The arrangements are handled by Duke, who's clearly got a great ear for a groove even at this early age – bringing some 60s soul jazz magic to cuts that include a groovy cover of Duke Pearson's "Jeannine", plus "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Secret Love", "The Second Time Around", and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Dutch pressing. Cover has import and promo stickers.)

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EloyLive ... LP
Harvest/EMI (Germany), 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear, some edge wear, small import sticker, and is bent a bit around the edges.)

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Osvaldo FresedoSosteniendo Recuerdos ... LP
EMI (Uruguay), Early 50s. Very Good ... $0.99 6.99
With vocals by Hector Pacheco. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue, still in the plastic outer sleeve, with import sticker.)

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Heaven 17Luxury Gap ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1983. Used ... $6.99
Heaven 17 soften up their politics a bit with this second album (yet still address class inequality issues with the title!) – but they also manage to replace their Marxist agenda with some groovier, more soul-based tunes – just the kind of material that helped push them out of import obscurity into more of a crossover market in the US! The album's fondly remembered for the electro dancefloor numbers "Temptation", "Come Live With Me", and "Let Me Go" – all of which stand a cut above the work of their predecessors Human League, and show an ability to go past simple electronic pop riffs – even if they are all pretty darn catchy! Other tracks are great too – and the record has a joyous, optimistic quality that's every bit the best side of this scene from the early 80s generation. Titles include "We Live So Fast", "Best Kept Secret", "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry", and "Key To The World". CD

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Enrico MaciasMelisa ... LP
Philips (France), 1975. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and import sticker.)

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✨✧ Mondo GrossoMG4 (Japanese version) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The fourth album by Mondo Grosso – and maybe their best to date! Unlike some of the earlier records, which noodled around a bit too much (although not that much), this is a totally solid record, with a very united set of tracks, and a heck of a lot more music than you get on some of their other albums! There's a lot of warm jazzy bits, put together with strings, soul, and complicated production. Tracks are written with Monday Michiru, Tania Maria, N'Dea Davenport, and other soulful singers – and the album's a stunning testament to how far Japanese soul has come in the past 10 years! And the groove's so far-reaching, that there's even a great track called "Cenario" that features vocals by Brazilian soul great Ed Motta! A real treat, and the kind of a record that will have you happy you paid import price to be the first on your block to have this soon-to-be famous album. Titles include "Show Me Your Love", "Star Suite", "Butterfly", "Life", and "Into The Wind". CD
(Out of print, includes slipcover and obi.)

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MozartViolin Concerto No 1 In B Flat Major KV 207/Violin Concerto No 2 In D Major KV 211 – Gerard Jarry/Jean-Francois Paillard/Orchestre Jean-Francois Paillard ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, aging, and an import sticker.)

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Junior Parker/Billy LoveLegendary Sun Performers ... LP
Charly (UK), Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A great collection of rare blues material originally recorded in the Sun Records studio – one side of pre-Duke material from Junior Parker – another of even more obscure work from singer/pianist Billy Red Love! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Back cover has an import sticker.)

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PropagandaSecret Wish ... CD
ZTT/Universal, 1985. Used ... $4.99
One of the great lost moments in the career of Trevor Horn – and the only real full album from Propaganda! The group have an approach that has bits of the Art of Noise love of sound texture, and which also seems to borrow a bit from the German electronics of the early 80s – but fuses the groove into a more straightforward Factory Records-ish sort of sound. A few tunes get a bit hokey at times, but there's also some great numbers here that were key crossovers in the later wave of the 80s import invasion to American club – and which played well in the Chicago house scene. Tracks include "Dream Within A Dream", "Murder Of Love", "Jewel", "Del", "P-Machinery", "Sorry For Laughing", "Dr Mabuse", "Chase", "Last Word/Strength To Dream". CD

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Anibal Troilo/Roberto GrelaAnibal Troilo & Roberto Grela ... LP
RCA (Argentina), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99 11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Uruguayan pressing. Cover has an import sticker.)

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VariousNova Soul 2 – A Collection Of Contemporary Soul Music ... CD
Audiopharm (Germany), 2003. Used 2CD ... $8.99
A great little collection of import underground soul tunes – featuring 25 tracks from all hard to find sources! The set's surprisingly hip for a collection of this nature, and features many tunes that are some of our favorite from recent import singles and overseas full length sets. Warm, soulful, and very well selected – with tracks that include "Wesley Music" by RSL, "Speak Softly (Minus 8 rmx)" by James Hardway, "Soul Magic" by Uschi Classen, "It's All Up" by Deja-Move, "Shine (Gerd Wide rmx)" by Cinerex, "Coversations Of The Heart (Attica Blues Blacktron mix)" by Shaun Escoffery, "Spaces & Places" by Mitchell & Dewbury with Fertile Ground, "Angels" by Wax Poetic with Norah Jones, "Standstill" by Hardkandy, "Easylife" by Tubbs, "My Words (Mitchell & Dewbury rmx)" by Hipnosis, and "Squire For Hire (12" mix)" by Nathan Haines. CD

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VariousRockin With The Krauts Vol 3 – Real Rock N Roll Made In Germany ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Really obscure work from the early days of the German rock scene – a time long before the prog experiments that would get some of its bigger groups international attention – and done when the nation was maybe working harder to import sounds from outside, rather than export its own new creations! At that level, the package is heavy on influences from early American artists – both rockabilly singers and pop rock acts – maybe at a level that's similar to the way the UK scene was working in more US-styled territory at the start of the 60s, before finding a groove of its own. The collection of cuts is every bit as deep and detailed as those on previous volumes in this unique series – and the 33 track package features work from The Rattles, Rocking Stars, Pralins, Hans Baxer, Helmut Qualtinger, Gisha Brothers, Odd Persons, Pipelines, Die Yankees, Rivets, Ronny Twen & Die Perrys, Peter Kraus, and even the early Beatle Tony Sheridan! CD

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✨✧ BachSix Cello Suites – Maurice Gendron (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1976. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Includes the booklet. Box has an import sticker.)

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✨✧ Ray Davies OrchestraSuper Dynamic Brass ... LP
Philips (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that really lives up to its "super dynamic" promise – with tight arrangements from Ray Davies of Brit easy fame – on titles that include "Airport 75", "Magnum Force", "Kojak", "Man With The Golden Gun", and "Live & Let Die". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese audiophile pressing, still with outer sleeve with direct import sticker.)

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✨✧ Ronny JordanQuiet Revolution ... CD
Island (Canada), 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent early album by funky guitarist Ronny Jordan! Back when everyone seemed to have lost their groove, Ronny emerged with a strong single-note style that reminded us a heck of a lot of Grant Green or Melvin Sparks. This record features some great backings behind Ronnie's guitar, arranged by either him, Ray Hayden, or Guru. Includes the cut "The Jackal", with cool hipster poetry by Dana Bryant – plus "In Full Swing", "Come With Me", "Midnight Lady", "Mr Walker", "Slam In A Jam", and "Under Your Spell". Import version – and tough to find! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sun RaNuits De La Fondation Maeght Vol 1 ... CD
Universal (Italy), 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary performance by Sun Ra & The Arkestra – and for good reason, too! The album was initially issued on a hard-to-find French import, but has cropped up in other formats over the years – and it's a stellar live date that really illustrates the group at their soulful best! Ra definitely goes past the usual here – and focuses the energy of the ensemble in a way that makes the whole extended performance very captivating throughout – especially in the way the group can get totally free at some spots, and perform with subtle, soulful tones at others. The lineup includes Marshall Allen on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor, Pat Patrick on baritone and bass clarinet, Danny Davis on alto and flute, James Jacson on clarinet and flute, Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Danny Thompson on baritone and bassoon, Alan Silva on bass, Rashied Salim on vibes, and vocals by June Tyson, Gloristeena Knight, and Verta Grosvenor. Ra himself plays moog, piano, organ, electric piano, and "intergalactic instruments"! Volume one includes an excellent long track called "The Cosmic Explorer", which has Ra going crazy on the moog, plus the shorter tracks "Star Gazers", "Shadow World", and "Enlightenment". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRewind! 3 – Original Classics Re-Worked, Remixed, Re-Edited, & Rewound ... LP
Ubiquity, 2004. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky classics – remade! This set may well be the best in Ubiquity's excellent Rewind series – a compilation collection that focuses on new versions of older funky tunes – some of which are pulled from obscure recent singles and import recordings, others of which appear on this great set for the first time! The quality of work is excellent – not only in the choice of original tunes to cover, which is already great, but in the way the artists handle them – taking them to whole new places, and using the core elements of the tracks to build tunes that have a completely different feel! Titles include Chakachas' "Jungle Fever" redone by Louie Vega, Cymande's "Genevieve" redone by Greyboy, Willie Colon's "Che Che Cole" redone by Antibalas in a "makossa mix", Betty Carter's "Open Your Eyes" redone by Elsa, Gil Scott-Heron's "Willing" redone by Damon Aaron, Herbie Hancock's "Rough" redone by John Arnold, Lorez Alexandria's take on "Baltimore Oriole" redone by P'Taah, Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Riot In Lagos" redone by Swag, The Monkee's "Porpoise Song" redone by Nobody, AC/DC's "All Night Long" redone by Bing Ji Ling, and Sahib Shihab's "Please Don't Leave" redone by Paoplo Fereghini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear, some heavy edge wear, and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ BrucknerSymphny No 1 In C Minor – Bernard Haitink/Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an import sticker, some edge wear, and is lightly stained at the bottom corners.)

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✨✧ FaureRequiem Op 48/Pavane Op 50 – Elly Ameling/Bernard Kruysen/Daniel Chorzempa/Jean Fournet/Netherlands Radio Chorus/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an import sticker.)

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✨✧ Granados/Torroba/Albeniz/Sor/Romero/Tarrega/Villa Lobos/et alRoyal Family Of The Spanish Guitar – The Romeros ... LP
Mercury (Netherlands), 1962. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Golden Imports pressing. Cover has light wear at the corners, an import sticker, and a blemish at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ MahlerSymphony No 1 In D – Bernard Haitink/Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an import sticker, hype sticker, and a promo sticker in back. Label has a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Pink FloydMeddle ... LP
Harvest, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "One Of These Days", "A Pillow Of Winds", "Fearless", and "Echoes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s UK pressing in a textured cover. Includes the EMI inner sleeve. Cover has some wear at the spine and a Jem import sticker inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinBullitt – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Aelph, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff! In case you don't know it, this is one of Lalo Schifrin's most incredible soundtracks, and it's a stunning mix of jazz, bossa, and groovy grooves. There's lots of cool bubbling electric bass, lilting keyboards, and moody breezy rhythms. Nearly every cut's a winner, and if you like his stuff, we can bet that this will become one of your favorites. The record's darn tough to find, and this import CD's a real treat to have around! Cuts include "Bullitt", "Room 26", "On the Way To San Mateo", and "Shifting Gears". Essential – and great all the way through! CD

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✨✧ Tears For FearsShout (US rmx, UK rmx)/Big Chair ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Their super-huge worldwide crossover hit – and not a bad groover at that! The single features a US remix by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero, plus the original UK rmx from the import. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ TippettSymphony No 1/Suite For The Birthday Of Prince Charles – Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an import sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousBreak N' Bossa – Chapter 2 ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Fab second volume in this great series that takes older Brazilian rhythms and musical ideas, and filters them through the talents of some of the best modern producers and remixers! This volume features 10 great tracks – many of which were only issued as expensive import singles, and all of which sound great together in this cool mod package of modern bossa dancefloor grooves! Titles include "Bossa Per Due" by Nicola Conte, "Circle (dub club)" by Soulstance, "Samba" by Faze Action, "The Ghetto (Atjazz rmx)" by Bob Sinclair, "Corcovado" by Mr. Hermano, "Saudade" by S-Tone Inc, "Corso" by Beanfield, and "Anjos Ilrmados (Rainer Truby rmx)" by Miyazawa. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousExplorations Into Dancefloor Jazz Vol 1 ... LP
Ubiquity, 1994. Good ... Out Of Stock
Ubiquity's first volume compiling a bunch of the best acid jazz stuff to come out of the early 90s – but which had mostly been floating around on expensive import singles or hard to get indie releases. Cuts include "Honeydipped" by Marden Hill, "High Noon" by Kruder & Dorfmeister, "Sweat" by Paolo Achenza Trio, "The World Keeps Fallin (plain soul cut)" by Cunnie Williams, "Jungle Strut" by the Greyboy Allstars, "Hang On To Your Pride" by Family Tree, "Flex (undertones mix)" by Step It Up and "Say Yeah" by Izit. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl skips a bit during "High Noon", rest plays VG. Cover has some ring and edge wear and is bent a bit at the corners.)

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✨✧ VariousNova Soul 3 – Soul Flavoured Club Tunes ... CD
Audiopharm (Germany), 2007. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The soul flavours here are especially strong – and even though some of the set features club numbers, the overall vibe is much more in the mode of Neo Soul and deep funk! The set's one of the hippest we've seen so far on the Audiopharm label – and like others from the company, it's really a great musical bang for your buck – 2CDs worth of music, and a whopping 27 tracks in all – including a good number fo hard to find import singles and remixes, all brought together into one well-chosen package. There's loads of great bits here from some of the hippest labels we stock – and titles include "Try Love" by Dwight Trible, "Changes" by Nostalgia 77, "That Sound (QSO rmx)" by Ohmega Watts, "We've Only Just Begun (TM Juke rmx)" by Lee McDonald, "Transatlantic" by Quantic, " Beauty" by Deeper Wider Higher, "Beautiful Day" by Mozez with Henry Binns, "Superstar" by Majestic, "Slowly" by Max Sedgley, "Hey Ya" by Maria Kannegaard Trio, "Walking Through Tomorrow (TM Juke rmx)" by Quantic Soul Orchestra, "Gimme Some Time" by Mr President, "Another Day In Paradise" by Pimp Daddy Nash, "Take Four" by The Juju Orchestra, "A Little Big More" by Jamie Lidell, "Bluebird" by One Self, "Linn" by Linn & Freddie, "Life & Death" by Swamburger, and "Cressy St Breakdown (No Comply rmx)" by Cookin On 3 Burners. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousVibes On A Summers Day – Tenth Anniversary – Tunes For An Endless Summer ... CD
Festival Mushroom (Australia), 2002. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Music from The Wiseguys, Deee-Lite, The Rockmelons, Jamiroquai, Moloko, Jestofunk, Mo' Horizons, Freestylers featuring Petra Jean Phillipson, Stereo MC's, Wicked Beat Sound System, Bobby Hughes Combination, and more - 28 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print, import sticker on cover and old price sticker on rear of case.)

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✨✧ BeethovenPiano Concertos 3 & 4 – Vladimir Ashkenazy/Sir Georg Solti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... LP
London, 1973. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BrahmsComplete Piano Quartets – Beaux Arts Trio/Walter Trampler (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1974. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BrucknerSymphony No 5 In B Flat – Sir Georg Solti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... LP
London, 1980. Sealed 2LP Gaterfold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisFacets No 1 ... LP
CBS, 1956/1958/1962. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Import collection of some more obscure Miles moments from the late 50s Columbia years! There's 4 tracks recorded with the orchestra of Michel Legrand – and players that include Coltrane, Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, and Bill Evans: "Jitterbug Waltz", "Round Midnight", "Wild Man Blues", and "Django". 2 tracks from a recording by the Brass Ensemble Of The Jazz & Classical Music Society, one led by John Lewis, the other by Gunther Schuller, are surprisingly wonderful – very much in the mode of Miles' work with Gil Evans, with a similar glistening sound on Miles' trumpet, and warm chromatic washes of sound underneath to provide the perfect soloing vehicle. And there are 4 numbers, a pair each from the Coltrane/Garland incarnation of the quintet, "Sweet Sue" & "Budo", and a transitional sextet from 1962, "Devil May Care" & "Blue Xmas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DominatrixDominatrix Sleeps Tonight (main, chants, Dominant mix, Beat Me) ... 12-inch
Streetwise, 1984. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite tunes from the old school – a beautiful blend of vocoder vocals, sinister keyboards, and some cool splashy beats! This one ties it all together – the sound of the streets, the experiments of the import scene, and the changing energy in the clubs – all with a perfect blend of moods, and that wicked "D-d-d-d-d-d-ominatrix" chant! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLes Parapluies De Cherbourg (Umbrellas Of Cherbourg) (complete version) ... CD
Sony (France), 1965. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the most wonderful soundtracks ever! Michel Legrand wrote the jazzy groovy score for this legendary French film from the mid 60s – and every word of dialogue in the film is sung throughout, making for a very cool, ever-changing array of vocal bits and jazzy styles. Embedded in here are lines that later became worldwide hits – like "I Will Wait For You" and "Watch What Happens" – but in this version, the songs are just themes in the huge pastiche of dialogue and narrative, and they lurk behind the score in a beautiful way. This is one of our favorite all-time soundtracks, and this wonderful import version features the entire thing, end to end, on 2CDs – as well as 6 bonus tracks that feature other versions of the themes and songs, done instrumentally or vocally by other artists. Fantastique! CD

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✨✧ RavelBolero/La Valse/Le Tombeau De Couperin/Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte – Bernard Haitink/Concertebouw Orchestra Amsterdam ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RootsOrganix ... LP
Remedy, 1993. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The first, independent, Roots LP with so many classics that never made it to their later import and major label releases. What more can we say... Tracks include "The Roots Is Comin", "Pass The Popcorn", "The Anti-Circle", "Writers Block", "Good Music", "Grits", "Leonard I-V", "I'm Out Deah", "Essawhamah? (Live At The Soulshack)", "Popcorn Revisited", "Common Dust", "The Session (Longest Posse Cut In History)", "Carryin' On", "Peace", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Esperanza SpaldingEsperanza ... CD
Heads Up, 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sublime work from a truly amazing artist – one who both sings and plays acoustic bass – all in a captivating blend of jazz, soul, and Brazilian styles! Esperanza Spalding has a fresh, unique feel that's all her own – the warmth of a jazz singer like Carmen Lundy, the sharper sensitivities of a bossa vocalist, and the depth of a younger soul artist – all wrapped up in grooves that are undeniably jazzy, with a strong sense of rhythm from Spalding's great work on bass! The set is a great one, and provides a perfect platform for Esperanza's wonderful talents – even more so than her previous import release, and at a much nicer price. Instrumentation is mostly small combo – with lots of piano, a bit of Fender Rhodes, and some trumpet and sax from time to time – and titles include "She Got To You", "Precious", "Ponta De Areia", "I Know You Know", "Fall In", "I Adore You", "Love In Time", and "Mela". CD

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✨✧ Mavis StaplesDon't Change Me Now ... CD
Stax/Ace (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mavis, we'd never try to change you – especially when you sound this great! The set's an import collection of work that Mavis Staples recorded for Volt back in her early years as a solo act – and it not only features work from the first two sessions for the label – done with Don Davis or Steve Cropper producing – but also features 3 previously unissued tunes! Unreleased numbers include "Ready For The Heartbreaks", "I'm Tired", and "You're All I Need" – and others include "You Send Me", "A House Is Not A Home", "Endlessly", "I Have Learned To Do Without You", and "It Makes Me Wanna Cry". CD

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✨✧ Angie StoneBlack Diamond ... CD
Arista, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
Angie Stone's first solo LP, after her years with the Sequence and Vertical Hold. With a sound that nods towards the classic soul of the 70s, but firmly rooted in a more contemporary post-Hip Hop/NuSoul vibe, this set's a strong effort with the sort of self assured songcraft and tight production you'd expect from an artists who's paid her dues like Stone. 16 tracksi nall on this hard to get import vinyl pressing, including "No More Rain (In This Cloud)", "Everyday", "Life Story", "Coulda Been You", "Love Junkie" and "Heaven Help". CD

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✨✧ TippettSymphony No 3 – Heather Harper/Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Alceu Valenca/Milton Nascimento/Wagner TisoBrazil Night Ao Vivo Em Montreux ... LP
Ariola (Brazil), 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Live material recorded on "Brasil Night" at the 1983 Montreux jazz festival. The album's divided up into tracks by the three artists in the title – with titles that include "Ponta De Areia", "Maria Maria", and "Fe Cega Faca Amolada" by Milton Nascimento; "No Balanco Da Canoa", "Casinha De Buinha", and "Pelas Ruas Que Andei" by Alceu Valenca; and "Balao" and "Banda Da Capital" by a group that includes Wagner Tiso on keyboards, Nivaldo Ornelas on sax and flute, and Helio Delmiro on guitar. The Tiso group also backs up Nascimento on his tracks! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willie & The Mighty MagnificentsWillie & The Mighty Magnificents/Willie & West ... LP
All Platinum/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Very very cool reissue by PVine of this lost funk group who recorded for the All Platinum label in the early 70's as Willie & The Mighty Magnificents and Willie & West. Both of their original LPs were pretty short, so PVine put them both on one LP together, which sort of softens the high Japanese import price a bit, and which also gives you 16 great tracks of hard New Jersey soul. The tracks are a mixture of funk and male duet tracks, with cuts you may know like "Funky 9 Corners" and "Say It Again", plus cuts you may not, like "The Will", "You And Me", and "Can You Hear the Voices". Nice rare New Jersey stuff, and very very hard to find in the original. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDisco Not Disco 2 – Compiled By Joey Negro & Sean P ... CD
Strut (UK), 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most messed up funky tunes you'll ever hear – pulled from the post-punk years of New York and England, and featuring a blend of tunes that mix bass, beats, and lots of low-grade electronics! The sound's not electro, nor is it disco – more of a punky funky sound with lots of cold edges, and the kind of spare grooves that often made the club circuit in bins with the import 12" singles, influencing the Chicago and Detroit scenes strongly in the early days of house. The album's got some wonderful tracks that we haven't heard in years – including "Get Down" by Connie Case, "Sting (part 1)" by Barry Waite & Ltd, "Let's Go Swimming" by Arthur Russell, "Timewarp" by Coach House Rhythm Section, "Bostich" by Yello, "Problemes D'Amour" by Alexander Robotnick, "White Horse" by Laidback, "Ciguri" by Material, "This Is Radio Clash" by The Clash, and "Aspectacle (Holger Czukay edit)" by Can. CD

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✨✧ BrittenEarly Recordings – Peter Pears ... LP
EMI (UK), 1940s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Arne Domnerus/Lars GullinNew Sounds From Sweden Vol 3 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Two of Sweden's greatest talents, playing together in sessions that were released in the states in the 50's as part of Prestige's New Sounds from Sweden 10" LP series. Very cool sounding stuff, with all the iciness of the Swedish players in the 50's, and the tight arrangements that made them the biggest jazz import of that generation. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsDisorder At The Border ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1952. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
70s import issue of some great live playing by Hawk – laid down at Birdland in September of 1952, with 2 different groups: one that included Roy Eldridge, Horace Silver, and Curley Russell; and another that featured Howard McGhee, Silver, Russell, and Art Blakey. It's great to hear Hawkins in the company of these firey young boppers – and the album's exactly the kind of record that we use to prove the point that he was one of the most committed modernists of the postwar years. Titles include "Stuffy", "Disorder At The Border", "Rifftide", and a bonus interview called "The Hawk Talks". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Maderas De Mi TierraMarimba Maderas De Mi Tierra ... LP
Tikal (Guatemala), 1950s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ ToquinhoToquinho Cantando – Pequeno Perfil De Um Cidadao Comum ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Some sweet large arrangements give the set a fuller feel than some of Toquinho's other music – and the set features Fender Rhodes and organ from Aecio Flavio! LP, Vinyl record album
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Free DesignSing For Very Important People (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
Sunny wonderfulness from one of the grooviest vocal groups of all time! This is Free Design's legendary album for children – referred to in the title as "very important people" – and it's a strangely hip set of tracks designed to get the kids to open up in a groovy late 60s kind of way. Given that the Free Design always sounded like a bunch of hippy kids, the setting is perfect for them – and they dreamily make their way through a great set of nearly all original tracks that sparkle with an innocent charm that's slyly deeper than you'd guess from the kid-orientation of the set! Original titles include "Love You", "Kites Are Fun", "Daniel Dolphin", "Ronda 'Go Round", "Bubbles", "Little Cowboy", and "Scarlet Tree". CD features 2 bonus tracks – both outtakes from "For The Love Of Your Lips", a Chapstick commercial! CD
Also available Sing For Very Important People (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Free DesignSing For Very Important People (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ultra Vybe/Project 3 (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Sunny wonderfulness from one of the grooviest vocal groups of all time! This is Free Design's legendary album for children – referred to in the title as "very important people" – and it's a strangely hip set of tracks designed to get the kids to open up in a groovy late 60s kind of way. Given that the Free Design always sounded like a bunch of hippy kids, the setting is perfect for them – and they dreamily make their way through a great set of nearly all original tracks that sparkle with an innocent charm that's slyly deeper than you'd guess from the kid-orientation of the set! Original titles include "Love You", "Kites Are Fun", "Daniel Dolphin", "Ronda 'Go Round", "Bubbles", "Little Cowboy", and "Scarlet Tree". CD features 2 bonus tracks – both outtakes from "For The Love Of Your Lips", a Chapstick commercial! CD
Also available Sing For Very Important People (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99

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Stan GetzImported From Europe ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1958. Used ... $18.99
Although pressed up by Verve, the music is definitely Imported From Europe – as Stan Getz plays here with a host of great Swedish players – on a date that makes for a real standout in his 50s catalog! Stan was living in Sweden at the time of the album – bringing a big influence to the scene there, and furthering the already modernist tones that some of the nation's best players were creating in the postwar years. There's a brilliant blend of iciness and warmth going on here – and players include Bengt Hallberg on piano, Ake Persson on trombone, Erik Nordstrom on tenor, and Lars Gullin on baritone – plus American Benny Bailey on trumpet, who was also making a home for himself over there at the time! Tracks are long, sometimes with a lively jam session-ish feel – and titles include "Bengt's Blues", "Topsy", "Speak Low", and "Stockholm Street". CD
(1999 jewel case pressing. Still sealed with obi!)

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Aaly/DKV Double TrioDouble Or Nothing ... CD
Okka Disk, 2002. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
Two important improvising trios come together head to head in the transatlantic brilliance of Okka Disk Records in the 90s – recorded in a very unusual way that lets you clearly hear all the contributions of the members of the group! In the left channel stands AALY – a searing lineup of Mats Gustafsson on alto and tenor, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Kjell Nordeson on drums – and in the right channel stands DKV, with Ken Vandermark on tenor and bass clarinet, Kent Kessler on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums – a mighty meeting of musicians who are really at the top of their improvising game! Rather than come on head-to-head, it's amazing to hear the way that these well-matched trios open up to each other – especially the bassists and drummers, who are maybe less familiar in this setting than Vandermark and Gustafsson, who were an instantly amazing musical pair. The set begins with the original "Left To Right", then the group makes real magic over the course of 51 minutes, in a piece that offers variations on Albert Ayler's "Angels" and Don Cherry's "Awake Nu". CD

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Joe Albany & OthersLow Down ... CD
Cinewax, 2015. New Copy ... $3.99 15.98
A beautiful document of the late, great pianist Joe Albany – music put together in support of the film Low Down, and packaged here in a really lovely format! The movie is a poetic look at Albany – an important west coast player from the bop years onward, but one who never reached his full potential, due to a lifetime of heroin use. Yet during his career, he certainly touched plenty of hearts and ears – with recordings that begin in the 78rpm generation, and stretch right up to his final years – almost every one a masterpiece of melancholic piano, with these blue undercurrents that often make Joe's music very distinct. Both the film and this set get at that quality, and intersperse original performances by Albany with a few tracks by contemporaries – like Coleman Hawkins and Max Roach – as well as a few musical bits by Ohad Taylor, who scored parts of the film in a very sympathetic manner. Titles include "Angel Eyes", "Lush Life", "Everybody Knew But Me", "Lotus Blossom", "Barbados", and "AB Blues" by Joe Albany – plus "AJ Blues" and "Daahoud" by Ohad Taylor, "Deeds Not Words" by Max Roach, and "Think Deep" by Coleman Hawkins. CD

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Vince AlettiDisco Files 1973 to 1978 – New York's Underground Week By Week – The Records, The Charts, The Clubs, The Stories (paperback) ... Book
DJ History (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $26.99 35.00 About March 1, 2023 (delayed)
An amazing document of the New York club scene in the 70s – a book that traces the week by week evolution of disco from the ground up – with details of important releases, club changes, and more – all the stuff of history by now, but shown here in its original building blocks! The book is based around the weekly columns of Vince Aletti – essentially reviews of the big records for each week, but also filled with key historical bits too – showing the birth of now-common concepts like the 12" single, record pool, and other factors that helped shape the way we've circulated music for the past few decades. Each weekly entry features cover and label scans, and charts from the clubs as well – a fascinating look at disco from a perspective that's hardly ever represented this well! 467 pages, softcover. Book

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Tony AllenHere Comes The Night Owl – West Coast R&B & Doo Wop 1954 to 1961 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 50s-Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
West coast r&b, doo wop and all around fantastic numbers from the mid 50s to the dawn of the 60s – fantastic stuff from Tony Allen – not the Afrobeat legend, but the unjustly overlooked singer! Tony had a bunch of excellent singles on the important r&b labels of the day, but never really hit a stride that carried him into the mainstream. It's as good as the better known r&b and proto rock of the day, and this CD is a wonderful introduction to a singer we haven't been well enough acquainted with! Includes tunes cut for labels such as Specialty, Ebb, Crown, Modern, Kent & Ultra – rollicking solo numbers and others with group backing by the Chimes, The Champs, The Night Owls and The Wanders. 26 tracks in all with several previously unissued! Includes "Check Yourself Baby", "Nite Owl", "Especially", "I", "Come Back", "Lovers Mountain", "If I Had Aladdin's Lamp", "Give Me A Chance", "Don't You Know I Love You", "I Found An Angel", "It Hurts Me So", "Check Yourself", "Be My Love, Be My Love" and more. CD

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Fred Anderson & Steve McCallVintage Duets – Chicago 1/11/80 ... CD
Okka Disk, 1980. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
An amazing recording finally sees the light of day – a beautiful set of duets between Fred Anderson on tenor and Steve McCall on percussion – both very important players of the second wave of AACM musicians in the 70s, even though both artists never fully got their due! The material was recorded in 1980, not too long before we lost McCall – and the interplay is wonderful, and really represents a shift in the energy of the AACM scene – maybe some influence from the loft jazz world of mid 70s New York, which in turn drew inspiration from late 60s Chicago – but also delivered with a sense of soul that marks Anderson as part of a key lineage of Chicago tenorists that includes Clifford Jordan, Johnny Griffin, and John Gilmore! McCall is great too – a sensitive soul, but a strong force throughout – as the duo improvise on two long tracks, "Within" and "Wandering". CD

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Bob AndyLots Of Love & I (with bonus tracks) ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Bob Andy's come a long way here from his earlier work with Marcia Griffiths – taking on some new righteous rasta energy, as you might guess from the title – and singing in an even headier style than before – in a way that makes this record as important to the roots generation as his earlier sides were to early reggae! The set was recorded at Treasure Isle, with bad-stepping rhythms from Sly & Robbie, and a nice current of dub on the production – all of which really sets the stage for Bob's richly soulful vocals on tunes that include "Troubled Woman", "Lots Of Love & I", "Unchain Me", "Stepping Free", "Revelation", "The Ghetto Stays In My Mind", and "You Lied". CD features bonus tracks too – including "The Ghetto Stays In My Mind", "Slow Down", "Set Me Free", and "Movements". CD

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Antonio Carlos & JocafiMudei De Ideia ... CD
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
An amazing bit of Brazilian funk – and the best album ever by this exciting soulful duo! The record's their first, and it's got a crackling intensity that you don't always find on their other albums – a groove that mixes hard samba with bass-heavy funk, with a sound that makes them one of the most important forces of the Samba Soul generation! There's lots here to love if you like the heavy grooves of Jorge Ben or Tim Maia – but the duo also have a really great approach of their own – especially in the way they'll trade voices back and forth, over grooves that also have plenty of back/forth action too! The record includes the amazing heavy piano/percussion jammer "Hipnose", plus the great cuts "Voce Abusou", "Kabaluere", "Se Quiser Valer", "Deus O Salve", "Nord West", and "Dalena". CD

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✨✧ Albert Ayler with Don CherryEuropean Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited ... CD
Hat Art/Ezz-Thetics (Switzerland), 1964. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A huge 2CD set – one that features important European work that saxophonist Albert Ayler recorded with trumpeter Don Cherry! CD1 brings together six tracks from Albert Ayler's Hilversum Radio sessions from 1964 – plus an additional three tracks recorded in Denmark a few months earlier! The first six titles are a famous performance by a famous group set loose on a European tour in 1964 – Ayler on tenor, Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murry on drums – recorded in The Netherlands for a small audience in a Dutch radio studio! The setting is a wonderful one – a mix of the live freedoms that would really let Ayler stretch out – especially when playing overseas – but recorded with the clarity of some of his studio albums for ESP – that sharp-edged sound that really highlights the groundbreaking style of his playing! The rest of the group here is equally great, and Murray is completely freed up from rhythm at points, to fly beautifully with the rest – on titles that include "Angels", "CAC", "Infant Happiness", "Ghosts", and "No Name". The same group performs on the final three tracks – recorded in Copenhagen for Danish Radio, with an equally great level of clarity – on "Saints", "Spirits", and "Vibrations". The interplay between Ayler and Cherry is especially great – echoing the latter's material with Ornette Coleman, but with a different sort of edge! CD2 features amazing live material from 1964 – work that was recorded at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, right around the same time that Albert Ayler recorded his album for Debut Records – and a set that has his quartet in even more firey formation overall! The tracks are long, and Ayler is completely unbridled – at a level that really shows not only how much of a leader he was to the American avant underground, but what an inspiration he was to the European free scene too – who could only help but take a big cue from his work here on tenor! The group also features equally wonderful work from Don Cherry on cornet – sounding quite different than when with Ornette Coleman – plus bass from Gary Peacock, whose dark tones really set the mood – and drums from Sunny Murray, who is also at an explosive point in his career. The material is remastered wonderfully, with permission from Albert Ayler's estate – and titles include "Mothers", "Saints", "Vibrations", Spirits", "Children", and a shorter "Spirits". CD

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Balka SoundSon Du Balka ... LP
Strut (UK), 1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
A long-overdue collection of work by Balka Sound – an important 80s group from Brazzaville, and one whose name evokes their style of music – a sound based in folksy roots, but which is updated here with electric guitar and bass, next to lively percussion and really great vocals! The group's lead singer is Nkibi Albert, who has this really enigmatic way of putting across a lyric, especially when a bit of echo is used in the production – and amidst the other instrumentation, he also plays ngonfi as well. The production is great on most of these tracks – not nearly as mainstream as other African sounds from the time, which were rising to meet the global world music market – and titles include "Bia Sala", "Lekou", "Ku Mavula", "Kidilu", "Ah Luisaala", "Nia Nia", "Wa Yiwou", "Mwan Kisana", and "Kwele". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gato BarbieriGato Barbieri – Club Jamaica En Vivo 1961 ... LP
RGS (Argentina), 1961. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
Wonderful early live work from Gato Barbieri – heard here both before his important American records on Impulse, and his earlier emergence in the global avant garde – already blowing with a really wonderful tone on tenor, in a hip quartet that features the great Ruben Baby Lopez Furst on piano! The set's a wonderful illustration of the way that modern modes showed up on the Argentine scene and very quickly made it one of the hippest in South America – a move that's signaled especially as Gato takes on two key Coltrane compositions amidst well-done versions of familiar numbers. Most tracks are nice and long, overflowing with strong tenor and piano solos – and the group features bass from Jorge Negro Gonzalez and drums from Antonio Tony Harris – on titles that include "Village Blues", "Impressions", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Round Midnight", and "You Say You Care". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louis & Bebe BarronForbidden Planet – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Small Planet/Crescendo, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 14.99
A postwar sci fi soundtrack, but one that also marks a really important step in electronic music too – as the film features a whole host of amazing constructions from the duo of Louis and Bebe Barron! The pair built a lot of their own early instruments, and it sounds like they're using some theremin here too – all very primitive, but in the best way possible – as there's a stark quality to the analogue sounds here that still holds up all these many years later – every bit as great as creations to come from Tom Dissevelt, Kid Baltan, and all those other giants to come! tracks range from less than a minute to a few minutes each – and titles include "Flurry of Dust", "The Landing", "Invisible Monster Approaches", "Deceleration", "Battle With Invisible Monster", "The Homecoming", and "Ancient Krell Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big Brother & The Holding CompanyCheap Thrills ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Cheap Thrills, maybe – but they cut deeply and last forever! This is one of greatest albums by Big Brother & The The Holding Company – and it's also one of the most important in cementing the legacy of singer Janis Joplin. The raw manic energy of the group at their live best is somehow bottled and presented on record as perfectly as ever could be – and even better are the delicate moments that show such an incredible depth! Titles include "Turtle Blues", "Oh Sweet Mary", "Ball & Chain", "Summertime", "Piece Of My Heart", and "I Need A Man To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some surface wear, half split top seam, and small split in the bottom seam.)
Also available Cheap Thrills (gold CD pressing) ... CD 34.99

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Big Brother & The Holding CompanyCheap Thrills (gold CD pressing) ... CD
Columbia/Audio Fidelity, 1968. Used ... $34.99
Cheap Thrills, maybe – but they cut deeply and last forever! This is one of greatest albums by Big Brother & The The Holding Company – and it's also one of the most important in cementing the legacy of singer Janis Joplin. The raw manic energy of the group at their live best is somehow bottled and presented on record as perfectly as ever could be – and even better are the delicate moments that show such an incredible depth! Titles include "Turtle Blues", "Oh Sweet Mary", "Ball & Chain", "Summertime", "Piece Of My Heart", and "I Need A Man To Love". CD
(Out of print, gold CD pressing – mastered by Steve Hoffman! Limited, numbered edition with slipcase.)
Also available Cheap Thrills ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (aka Moanin) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Good ... $99.99
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd Street pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, and ear. Vinyl has a number of marks and plays crackles and surface noise. Cover has half split seams with clear tape, some yellowing from age, and gloss wrinkles in front.)

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Art BlakeyMosaic ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $6.99
An explosive session from an expanded edition of the Jazz Messengers – recorded at a key point when Art Blakey moved the group up to six members instead of five! Although bigger than the group on most Jazz Messenger Blue Notes, the sextet have an energy that's almost tighter – a sense of poise, focus, and vision that's not just driven by Blakey's drum kit alone – but by the kind of unique magic that only happens during rare groupings in classic jazz. A key part of the energy here comes from pianist Cedar Walton – who's replacing the Bobby Timmons soul jazz mode with a sound that's a bit more expansive and visionary. But equally important is the three horn lineup of Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Wayne Shorter on tenor – a two-brass frontline that's used far differently than other groups – bold one minute, but personal and sensitive the next. There's a mixture of warmth and driving energy here that's simply incredible – a prime example of Blakey taking things to the next level, when it would have been easy enough for him to sit on his laurels and keep doing the same thing over and over again! Includes classic readings of Cedar Walton's "Mosaic", Freddie Hubbard's "Crisis", and Curtis Fuller's "Arabia" – as well as Shorter's excellent "Children Of The Night". CD
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Paul Bley, Franz Koglmann, Gary PeacockAnnette ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1992. Used ... $16.99
Paul Bley returns to important territory from earlier years – the compositions of Annette Peacock, which often offered up some of his best musical moments during the 70s! The format here is different than the ECM years, though – a bit edgier, in that the piano of Bley and bass of Gary Peacock is mixed with trumpet and flugelhorn lines from Franz Koglmann, who not only really gives the set an expressive depth, but also ties the Bley/Peacock mode to a later strand of European improvisation. In fact, the record's almost a sonic shift in time – representing the newer era of avant recording by Hat Art, and instantly displaying its contrast with the earlier ECM aesthetic that brought Bley to many ears. Peacock's original tune structures provide a lot of familiar signposts along the way – even though the paths taken are quite different! Titles include "Both", "Mister Joy", "Touching", "Miracles", "Albert's Love Theme", "Cartoon", "Annette", and "Kid Dynamite". CD
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Mary J BligeWhat's The 411? ... CD
Uptown/MCA, 1992. Used ... $2.99 4.99
The landmark debut of Mary J Blige – a record that not only did a great job of blending underground hip hop and mainstream soul sensibilities – but maybe also opened the door for the Neo Soul revolution to come! Mary comes on here with a fresh new vision in female soul – one that's informed by the youth and upfront energy of the hip hop female MCs that preceded her – but with a depth that also makes Blige sort of the new Aretha Franklin for the end of the century – a deep soul singer, but one who's equally at home in the streets and the studio. Important production is by a young Sean Combs – some of his first great work on record – and the set also features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Little Shawn, Grand Puba, Erick Sermon, and CL Smooth. Titles include "Real Love", "Sweet Thing", "Love No Limit", "You Remind Me", "Reminisce", "What's The 411", "I Don't Want To Do Anything", "Changes I've Been Going Through", "Slow Down", and "My Love". CD
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Blue Reality Quartet (McPhee/Marcus/Rosen/Smith)Ella's Island ... CD
Mahakala, 2022. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The second meeting of this great combo in the studio – an open, thoughtful performance from a group that features Warren Smith on vibes, Joe McPhee on tenor, Jay Rosen on drums, and Michael Marcus on a variety of reeds! The set often seems perfectly balanced between the personalities of the members of the quartet – but somehow, Smith's vibes really seem to have this sense of place and importance on the record – tonally subtle when things are quiet, and surprisingly powerful when the reeds take off! Titles include "Buttercup", "This Here Ain't Nothin But The Blues", "Wis Vibrations", "Ella's Island", "Never Ending Worlds", "Mindfields In Opulence", and "Ethereal Spirits Divine". CD

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Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded - Hot Club Version Instrumentals (remastered version) ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1987. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
The instrumental/dub versions of all the tracks from the Criminal Minded LP – one of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the hip hop book of legends – with tunes like "Poetry", "Elementary", "South Bronx", "Super-Hoe", "Bridge is Over", and the "P is Free" remix – plus "Criminal Minded", "Dope Beat", and "9mm Goes Bang" CD

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✨✧ Cisco BradleyWilliamsburg Avant Garde – Experimental Music & Sound On The Brooklyn Waterfront ... Book
Duke University Press, 2023. New Copy ... $20.99 29.95
The music scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is one that's had an undeniable impact on cultural activity in recent decades – yet it's also one of those scenes that initially happened without most folks taking place – that is, it was a real artist and musician's scene, and not the kind that was easily open to outsiders until many years later! In this really well-done book, Cisco Bradley (who also gave us a great volume on William Parker) digs deep into the earliest days of the Williamsburg scene – that late 80s moment when Manhattan and other spots had become too expensive for the truly creative – and the other side of the East River emerged as a great place to move, live, and continue to make music. Bradley really gets at the criss-crossing elements of the scene at the time – and follows it well into the 21st Century, to a time when the changing real estate market in Brooklyn, and subsequent zoning changes, started to give Williamsburg the same creative fate as Soho, the East Village, and other important New York scenes in previous decades. Different initial chapters look at key spaces as forces – warehouses and lofts, clubs and galleries, and even pirate radio – and later chapters look at the larger forces causing change in the 21st Century. A really hefty book, as well-researched as it is well-written – 388 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han BenninkBrotzmann/Van Hove/Bennink – 1971 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
JG/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.99
Very rare, very obscure material from this important free jazz trio of the German scene in the 70s – a set that features one long performance originally issued on the JG label, despite the FMP-like image on the cover – plus two more tracks from the same year that appear here for the first time ever! "Just For Altena" offers up the power trio at their best – very freewheeling piano from Fred Van Hove, drums from Han Bennink, and tenor from Peter Brotzmann – with intensity that may well surpass the Machine Gun years, and an understanding of each players strengths that means that there's almost no tentative moments at all in the improvisation! "Filet Americain" and "ICP No 17" are from earlier in 1971 – and showcase a different, more sonic side of the trio – some tones that are at the farther end of hearing, which ruminate then blossom into bolder statements, but still often with a very abstracted approach to each instrument. Great stuff – and every bit as essential as any of the better-known Brotzman recordings of the time! CD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachStudy In Brown ... CD
EmArcy, 1955. Used ... $1.99 2.99
A study in brown, and a study in hardbop too – a seminal album of 50s jazz that forever went on to set the tone for the music! The album was one of a few that trumpeter Clifford Brown cut as his star was strongly rising, before a tragic early accident took his life – and it's a masterpiece of bop modernism, done with the co-leadership of drummer Max Roach – with an equally well-matched group that includes Harold Land on tenor, George Morrow on bass, and Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano. Tracks are short, and played with great boppish fire and fury – virtually the blueprint for the hardbop sound of the 50s, and one of the strongest expressions from this important, but short-lived group. Titles include "Gerkin For Perkin", "Sandu", "Jacqui", "Swingin", and the great "Land's End". CD

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Dennis BrownAfrica ... CD
Trojan/Brook (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wealth of early work from one of the most important voices in reggae during the 70s – the mighty Dennis Brown, working here with help from producers Derrick Harriott and Niney The Observer, in the years after he left Studio One! There's also work that Dennis did with The Now Generation here – and the set features 15 tracks in all, with titles that include "Open The Gate", "How Could I Let You Get Away", "Africa", "Cassandra", "Black Magic Woman", "He Can't Spell", "Go Now", "No More Will I Roam", "Only A Smile", "Hot Like A Melting Pot", and "Let Me Down Easy". CD

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✨✧ Jayna BrownBlack Utopias – Speculative Life & The Music Of Other Worlds ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 26.95
A beautiful look at imagined communities in many forms – tracing a legacy through black intellectual life of the 19th century to creative production of the 20th and beyond – with a special focus on the creations of Sojourner Truth, Sun Ra, Octavia Butler, Alice Coltrane, Rebecca Cox Jackson, and Samuel R Delaney – mixing fiction, music, and other work to examine the role of utopia in black intellectual history. Jayna Brown's approach is part history and part literary criticism – but also fully absorbs its influences with an understanding that goes far past gloss and style, to really get at the importance of imagination within a larger political and social context. 212 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Maxine BrownMaxine Brown – Best Of The Wand Years ... CD
Wand/Kent (UK), 1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Maxine Brown on Wand Records is really something amazing – not just because she began her recording career at the label, but also because she never again hit the heights of these recordings! Brown was a really important singer with these sides – still partly in the class and poise of some of the jazz-tinged vocalists that came before her – but also able to open up with a deeper soul vibe that paved the way for Aretha Franklin and so many other singers to come in the second half of the 60s! The production and presentation of these tracks is wonderful, too – great songwriting, and top-shelf studio charts that only lift, and never drown the brilliance of Maxine's unique voice. Titles include "One In A Million", "It's Torture", "Let Me Give You My Lovin", "Yesterday's Kisses", "Oh No, Not My Baby", "Gotta Find A Way", "Baby Cakes", "Why Did I Choose You", "Misty Morning Eyes", "Since I Found You", "Losing My Touch", "If I Had Known", "It's Gonna Be Alright", and the completely fantastic "If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody". CD
(Sealed copy.)

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Gavin BryarsSinking Of The Titanic ... CD
Obscure/Superior Viaduct, 1975. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
An early moment of genius from composer Gavin Bryars – and a set that was issued on Brian Eno's Obscure Records label in the mid 70s, which ensured that Bryars' music found a larger audience outside the realm of avant classical! That turns out to be a good thing here, as the music here is almost of its own genre – warmer and more personal than some of the arch modes of the CRI generation – as Bryars mixes a small string group with his own piano, a bit of spoken word, and tapes of additional strings – which add in this eerie sort of ghost vibe to the piece – a slight current of sentiment, but not in a romantic way. The second piece is equally important to Bryars' career – the wonderful "Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet" – which uses a found recording of the older song by an elderly singer, then echoed and augmented by work from Michael Nyman on organ and Derek Bailey on guitar, plus a bit of strings. CD

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RD BurmanMukti ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
A classic soundtrack from Indian film composer Rahul Dev Burman – and one that reminds us just how important the voice was to the format over the years! Unlike some Bollywood soundtracks, which have long upbeat songs that are driving the dance numbers in the film – this score has a fair bit of mellower tracks, which really seem to bring out the best of the famous singers in the music – a lineup that includes Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi, and Kishore Kumar. Titles include "Dil Sajan Jalta Hai", "Pvar Hai Ik Nishan Qadmon Ka (part 1)", "Dance Music", "Lalla Lalla Lori Doodh Ki Katori", and "Suhani Chandni Raten". CD

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Ralph Burns/Dustin HoffmanLenny (deluxe edition) ... CD
Ryko/United Artists, 1974. Used ... $2.99
Although the great Lenny Bruce never appeared in the Bob Fosse film based on his tragic story, Dustin Hoffman did a pretty great job of recreating his style, and of bringing together good performances of some of the most important monologues by Lenny, which are often missing from his other recorded work. This nicely reissued version of the soundtrack strings together lots of classic Lenny Bruce material, recreated by Hoffman – including bits like "To Come", "Dykes", "We're All The Same Schmucks", and the legendary "Blah Blah". Interspersed with these are nice jazzy bits by the great Ralph Burns, one of the 50s' most talented arrangers, and a great choice by Fosse to score the film. CD
(1997 Ryko pressing. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Burnt Sugar ArkestraAngels Over Oakanda ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99
Wonderfully righteous work from Burnt Sugar Arkestra – a group who've been giving us great records for years, but who are maybe even more important to the scene than ever before! The core of the record is the long title track – a very jazzy tune that builds up over loops set down by composer Greg Tate, with a flowing, snakey vibe that allows for plenty of long trumpet, tenor, flute, and alto solos over the guitars and Fender Rhodes that work the rhythms – maybe almost in electric Miles territory, but more laidback. That tune is then reworked on a number of variations that are very different – mostly instrumental, as the main track – but finishing up with a bit of vocals near the end of the record – a great contribution from singer Lisala Beatty! Titles include "Angels Over Oakanda", "Repatriation Of The Midnight Moores", "Oakanda Overdrive", and "Lisala Oer Inna Oakanda". CD

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Donald ByrdCaricatures ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Donald Byrd's last Blue Note album with fusion genius Larry Mizell – and a doozy! The record builds off the style of previous Byrd/Mizell outings – like Places & Spaces, Street Lady, and Black Byrd – mixing together a similar blend of heavy rhythms, keyboards, and sweet funky trumpet licks from Donald. The sound here's a bit tighter than on some of the previous records – showing Mizell as an emerging soul genius, soon to click big on some very important R&B outings of the late 70s. Donald's working with a great group – and gets help from the likes of Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Gary Bartz on alto, David T Walker on guitar, and Alphonze Mouzon on drums – all of whom fit in with the funky program to really kick out some nice grooves! Titles include "Return Of the King", "Dance Band", "Wild Life", "Science Funktion", and "Onward Til Morning". CD
(Ultimate HQ pressing!)

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Donald ByrdFirst Flight ... CD
Transition/Delmark, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
A really early nugget from the Detroit jazz scene of the 50s – and a record that marks a key moment for players who would soon become huge on a variety of different labels! The group here features a very young Donald Byrd on trumpet, with Yusef Lateef on tenor, Barry Harris on piano, Alvin Jackson on bass, and Frank Gant on drums – plus Bernard McKinney blowing euphonium – an instrument he would use on a number of other important recordings over the years to really deepen their sound. The date was originally issued by the Transition label, and very quickly disappeared when they quickly closed up show – brought back over the years in a few variations by Delmark, to keep the memory of this moment alive. Tracks include "Yusef", "Parisian Thoroughfare", "Blues", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Tortion Level". CD

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CactusEvil Is Going On – The Atco Recordings 1970 to 1972 (Cactus/One Way Or Another/Restrictions/Ot N Sweaty/bonus tracks) (8CD set) ... CD
Atco/HNE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 8CD ... $46.99 54.99
The first four albums from this crucial group – along with four more CDs of rare live material too! First up is the self-titled Cactus – the first album from this legendary group – an important American hard rock powerhouse, driven by the famous rhythm duo of Tim Bogert on bass and Carmine Appice on drums – both of whom roll out of the gate here with amazingly frenetic energy! They're maybe only topped by the guitar work of Jim McCarty, whose searing lines are clearly learned from blues inspirations, then turned up in both speed and power – to match the vocals and harmonica of Rusty Day! There's nothing going on here that sounds like blues rock at all – even though the set begins with a cover of "Parchman Farm" – next to other titles that include "My Lady From South Of Detroit", "No Need To Worry", "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover", and "Let Me Swim". On One Way Or Another, Cactus are totally at the top of their game – and the guitar of Jim McCarthy really sets the record on fire, right from the very first note – at a level that should have made Jim one of the real guitar hero legends of his generation! Yet there's also power from the whole group going on too – tight rhythms from the team of Carmine Appice and Jim Bogert, the latter of whom starts to bring in his own vocals a fair bit more, offering backup to the raspy lead of Rusty Day. And while there's a few currents that show their older influence from blues, the sound here is massively hard rock all the way through – making the record a great illustration of the way that slavish blues rock gave birth to a fresh new jamming sound in a matter of just a few short years. Titles include "Rockout Whatever You Feel Like", "Song For Aries", "Feel So Bad", "Rock N Roll Children", and "Hometown Bust". Restrictions is next, and despite the title, there's no restrictions at all – as Cactus seem to be even more confident, more able to stretch their wings and fly than ever before – even adding in some extra piano and keyboards at points to the core guitar-heavy sound of the quartet! All the group's best elements are very firmly in place – searing guitar, righteously confident vocals, and a strutting sensibility that makes this early 70s album way ahead of the game in terms of territory that so many bigger groups would later copy for their own classic records. Titles include "Guiltless Glider", "Evil Alaska", "Sweet Sixteen", "Bag Drag", "Restrictions", and "Mean Night In Cleveland". Ot N Sweaty is a record that's got a bit of a shift in the classic Cactus lineup – as the group's still driven strongly by the work of Carmine Appice on drums and Tim Bogert on bass, but get guitar power from Werner Fritzschings, who's a pretty amazing player – next to some added keyboards from Duane Hitchings, and vocals from Peter French – a singer who's ballsy power might be even more in line with the group than their previous lead singer! The album's got an unusual approach in that side one was recorded live, side two in the studio – each with a nicely different flavor as a result – on titles that include "Swim", "Our Lil Rock N Roll Thing", "Bedroom Mazurka", "Telling You", "Bad Stuff", and "Bringing Me Down". 8CD set is overflowing with great material – bonus tracks added to three of the four albums in the collection, than a further 4CDs worth of live material – titled Fully Unleashed – The Live Gigs Vols 1 & 2. The live material is great – and really shows the tightness of the group at their best! CD

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Terry CallierTotal Recall ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2003. New Copy ... $4.99 17.98
The genius of Terry Callier – remixed! One of the greatest things to happen to Chicago soul legend Callier in recent years was his discovery by a host of cutting edge producers and DJs on the European scene – important talents who took his work to a whole new audience, by fusing Terry's original grooves with some more ambitious rhythmic progressions, keyboard lines, and other studio touches. And while you might fear that such knob-twiddling would muddy the waters and dampen Callier's spirit, such was not the case – as work in this vein only seemed to inspire Terry further, to stretch out his wings and reach new musical horizons. The tracks on this set offer a number of recent Callier recordings, remixed by the cream of the current UK and European scene – all as proof of how great this format is when applied to Callier's work. Titles include "Monuments Of Mars (Hopper mix)", "Running Around (Fug city mix)", "Love Theme From Spartacus (4 Hero No Skins mix)", "Sierra Leone (Block 16 mix)", "Darker Than A Shadow (Mitchell & Dewbury mix)", "Love Theme (Zero 7 rmx)", "Imagine A Nation (Funky Lowlives mix)", and "Just My Imagination (Tom Findlay & Keeling Lee mix)". CD

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Capon/Mate/Morris/RahoersonCapon/Mate/Morris/Rahoerson ... CD
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A lost treasure on the legendary Palm Records label – that famous French avant jazz imprint owned by pianist Jef Gilson, and which issued some of the most creative albums on the scene in the 70s! This set is maybe one of the most obscure – a record that's noteworthy not only for important early work from later composer Butch Morris on cornet, but also for the really unusual interplay between the musicians – a quartet that features Jean Charles Capon on cello, Philippe Mate on tenor, and Serge Rahoerson on drums! There's a loose, open feel going on – but a vibe that's different than some other piano-less groups of this nature – maybe in part because Capon seems to have a lot of presence with his cello, almost directing the proceedings at times – and also because the layering of elements always seems to have an inherent structure, even when relatively free. Titles include "Complainte", "Mode De Fa/Salegy Drums Solo", "Orly Ivato", "Blues For Guy Labory", and "Spanish Cake Walk". CD

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Wanderley CardosoEl Amor Vencera Otra Vez ... LP
Copacabana/United Artists, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99 11.99
An unusual American release of work by this popular Brazilian singer, recorded at a festival of popular music in Puerto Rico – with a slightly groovier feel than some of his other work! Titles include "No Se Si Te Amo", "Que Me Importa El Mundo", "El Amor vencera Otra Vez", "Amor Libre", "Aprendi A Reir", "Ven Vuelve Conmigo", and "Te Amo Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner – vinyl is nice and clean.)

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✨✧ Wendy CarlosTron – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Walt Disney, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Wendy Carlos was known best for her important early experiments in electronic music – most recorded as Walter Carlos – but she had a great early 80s moment with this well-crafted soundtrack to the film Tron – a mix of her own electronics and some surprisingly strong orchestrations – recorded in a way that really shows the evolution of the Carlos' style since the early days! In fact, there's a richness to the music that may well surpass the quality of the images on the screen – which has made the whole thing a surprisingly durable sci fi soundtrack over the years. Journey performs the tracks "Only Solutions" and "1990s Theme" – but the rest is Carlos and the London Philharmonic! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy CavalloJimmy Cavallo Rocks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 20.99
Great work from Jimmy Cavallo – an early tenor star from the years when the saxophone was almost more important to the sound of rock music than the guitar! Jimmy draws plenty of inspiration from R&B on these tracks – and although he sings in the lead, he also takes a break for a nice tenor solo on just about all the cuts – often keeping the spirit strong with the addition of a second saxophonist in the group! Most of these tracks were cut within a few short years for Coral Records – home to some surprising rockers back in the day (including Johnny Burnette!) – and the set then moves on to a few later recordings from a time when Cavallo's star had fallen from the limelight. As with the other titles in this series, the focus is on upbeat rockers from the postwar years – but unlike the others, most of this work is pretty darn obscure – every bit the kind of musical discovery we love from Bear Family! Titles include "Ha Ha Ha Blues", "Rock The Joint", "That's The Groovy Thing", "Let M Roll", "Leave Married Women Alone", "Foot Stompin", "Soda Shoppe Rock", "I'm With You", "Teenage Lover", "I Feel That Old Age Coming On", "Chicken Talk", "Dream Toy", and "Cherri Pie". CD

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Don CherryHear & Now ... LP
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 31.99
Important 70s work from Don Cherry – one of the first albums to bring his overseas experiments to a larger US audience! The set builds nicely off of styles that Don forged earlier in France and Scandinavia – a freer style of music than his work with Ornette Coleman, and a richly organic groove that builds up strongly from the bottom, often with elements of world music settled in alongside the jazz – but there's also some funkier moments here too, a bit like the Brown Rice album, but looser overall! The groups on most numbers are relatively large and spiritual – almost like Alice Coltrane at times, but a bit more electric and funky at others – and players include Collin Walcott on sitar, Michael Brecker on saxes, Cliff Carter on keyboards, Lenny White and Tony Williams on drums, Lois Colin on harp, and Raphael Cruz on percussion. Cherry himself plays conch shells, bells, and flute in addition to his usual trumpet – and he even sings a bit on a few numbers, in a soulful, scatting sort of groove. Narada Michael Walden produced, and the whole set's got a very righteous feel – with tracks that include "Universal Mother", "Buddah's Blues", "Eagle Eye", "Mahakali", "Karmapa Chenno", "Surrender Rose", and "Journey Of Milarepa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Don CherrySymphony For Improvisers (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $11.99
One of the first truly important records from Don Cherry as a leader – and an amazingly well-crafted session that brings together ideas from his early years with Ornette, and expands them with some of the freedoms he was learning from the European scene! The record boasts a format and lineup that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time – 2 side-long "suite" tracks, performed by a group that features Cherry on cornet, Pharoah Sanders on tenor and piccolo, Karl Berger on vibes and piano, Gato Barbieri on tenor, Ed Blackwell on drums, and both Jean-Francois Jenny- Clark and Henry Grimes on bass! There's a fair bit of room for creative improvising on the session, but the overall album's a bit more structured than contemporary free jazz outings – and clearly shows the mark of Cherry's interpolation of styles at the time. Two long suites are entitled "Symphony For Improvisers" and "Manhattan Cry" – with shorter passages that include "Nu Creative Love", "Infant Happiness", "Manhattan Cry", and "Lunatic". CD
(2005 RVG pressing.)

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Don Cherry & FriendsBaden Baden Free Jazz Meeting – December 1967 ... LP
Alternative Fox (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $18.99
Four slices of genius from this important German jazz festival of the 60s – one of the leading showcases for the best in avant garde and experimental music! The sounds here are as stunning as the lineup – maybe even more so, as there's some nicely-unfamiliar, surprisingly collaborative passages going on – all of which really illuminate the studio music by these groundbreaking artists! The set begins with "Andalusian Proverb" – a beautiful showcase for the dynamic vocals of Jeanne Lee, as she sings with Gunter Hampel on vibes, Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone, and Pierre Courbois on drums. "Cubis" features a sublime trio with Marion Brown on alto, Peter Kowald on bass, and John Stevens on drums – and that rhythm duo also supports "Jepa", which features Mangelsdorff on trombone and Evan Parker on soprano sax – and "Relationship", which also features Parker – as well as Don Cherry on trumpet and Buschi Niebergall on second bass. LP, Vinyl record album

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Philip ClarkDave Brubeck – A Life In Time (hardcover) ... Book
Da Capo, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
Journalist Philip Clark spent a good deal of time with piano legend Dave Brubeck in his later years – then did a really wonderful job of going backwards, and putting together all the many pieces of Dave's musical puzzle! There's no doubt that Brubeck was one of the most important jazz musicians of the 20th Century – especially in the 50s and 60s – but Clark also really helps us understand why that is, and paints a picture of Brubeck's music and influence that stretch far beyond the smaller world of modern jazz! The hardcover volume is 445 pages, with some black and white images – and covers key moments of Brubeck's career in great depth. Book
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