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JR BaileyAfter Hours/Heaven On Earth ... 7-inch
Toy Records, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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JR BaileyJust Me & You ... LP
MAM/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really sublime rare groover from JR Bailey – vocalist in the Cadillacs back in their doo wop years, but a heck of a great 70s mellow soul artist in this obscure little set! JR wrote and co-produced all the tunes on the set – in a mode that steps along beautifully with a subtle groove at the bottom, but takes off with complicated touches in the backings, and some vocals from Bailey that really stand out from most of his contemporaries. There's echoes here of other 70s great like Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, or Al Johnson – and like all those artists, JR's drawing a fair bit of jazz into his work – making for complicated changes and warmer overtones that really help take the record way past conventional soul. Arrangements are by Bailey with Bert De Coteaux, Ken Williams, Paull Griffin, and Horace Ott – and titles include "Love Love Love", "Cute As A Button", "After Hours", "Heaven On Earth", "She Called Me", "Everything I Want I See In You", and "Not Too Long Ago". LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter Bishop JrCoral Keys ... CD
Black Jazz, 1971. Used ... $8.99
The keys are coral, and the sound is sublime – one of the greatest albums ever from pianist Walter Bishop Jr, and proof that he can really stretch out, given the right setting! The piano here is all acoustic, but there's an almost-electric vibe to the date – long, open tracks that sway and swell with some great spiritual energy – made even more wonderful by work from reedman Harold Vick, who plays tenor, flute, and soprano sax on the record – and makes it one of his best recordings ever! The reedwork alone is worth the price of admission – but the rhythms are also great too – a mix of soulful, modal, and some slight funky bits – handled by Reggie Johnson on bass, and either Idris Muhammad or Alan Benger on drums. Woody Shaw plays trumpet on some cuts, too – and titles include "Coral Keys", "Soul Turn Around", "Freedom Suite", "Track Down", "Waltz For Zweetie", and "Three Loves". CD
(Small cutout through booklet.)
Also available Coral Keys ... CD 12.99

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Walter Bishop JrCoral Keys ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The keys are coral, and the sound is sublime – one of the greatest albums ever from pianist Walter Bishop Jr, and proof that he can really stretch out, given the right setting! The piano here is all acoustic, but there's an almost-electric vibe to the date – long, open tracks that sway and swell with some great spiritual energy – made even more wonderful by work from reedman Harold Vick, who plays tenor, flute, and soprano sax on the record – and makes it one of his best recordings ever! The reedwork alone is worth the price of admission – but the rhythms are also great too – a mix of soulful, modal, and some slight funky bits – handled by Reggie Johnson on bass, and either Idris Muhammad or Alan Benger on drums. Woody Shaw plays trumpet on some cuts, too – and titles include "Coral Keys", "Soul Turn Around", "Freedom Suite", "Track Down", "Waltz For Zweetie", and "Three Loves". CD
(Remastered.)
Also available Coral Keys ... CD 8.99

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Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... LP
Muse, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of a rare few electric albums from the great Walter Bishop Jr – a pianist who started during the bop years, but really grew into new modes in the 70s! The set's an album on Muse, but one with the same hip grooves as Walter Bishop's pair of excellent albums for the Black Jazz label – and like those gems, this set features Bishop working on Fender Rhodes – hitting a groove we never would have expected in the old days, and really going for a style that's at the hippest end of the soul jazz spectrum of the 70s! Tunes are a mix of funky fusion and modal, spiritual styles – and other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gerry Niewood on tenor and flute, and George Young on soprano and alto sax – and the horns are all arranged tightly by Mitch Farber, in a way that adds an extra edge to the record, but still leaves plenty of space for Bishop's solo flights on the keys. Titles include great versions of "Soul Village", "Coral Keys", and "Soul Turnaround" – plus the cuts "Philadelphia Bright", "Sweet Rosa", and "Valerie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry Connick Jr20 ... CD
Columbia, 1988. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Billy Davis JrLet Me Have A Dream ... LP
Savoy, 1982. Sealed ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with some price sticker remnants.)

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Sammy Davis JrWhat Kind Of Fool Am I & Other Show Stoppers ... CD
Collectors Choice/Reprise, 1962. Used ... $13.99
Sammy belts it out wonderfully on a set of show-stoppers – tunes with Broadway sources, but redone here by Sam with a tight, jazzy finish! The approach makes the record one of his best of the 60s – a really solid set that virtually reinvents each tune – giving them the Davis positive spin, and really stepping out strongly on titles that include "Once In A Lifetime", "Begin The Beguine", "Something's Coming", "Can't We Be Friends", "Too Close For Comfort", and "A Lot Of Livin To Do". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available What Kind Of Fool Am I & Other Show Stoppers ... LP 4.99

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Sammy Davis JrWhat Kind Of Fool Am I & Other Show Stoppers ... LP
Reprise, 1962. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Sammy belts it out wonderfully on a set of show-stoppers – tunes with Broadway sources, but redone here by Sam with a tight, jazzy finish! The approach makes the record one of his best of the 60s – a really solid set that virtually reinvents each tune – giving them the Davis positive spin, and really stepping out strongly on titles that include "Once In A Lifetime", "Begin The Beguine", "Something's Coming", "Can't We Be Friends", "Too Close For Comfort", and "A Lot Of Livin To Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing with deep groove. Includes the Reprise inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a small index label at the top left corner on front.)
Also available What Kind Of Fool Am I & Other Show Stoppers ... CD 13.99

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Sammy Davis Jr & Laurindo AlmeidaSammy Davis Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays ... LP
Reprise, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
The closest thing Sammy D ever came to cutting a bossa album – and a lovely batch of fragile tunes that feature no other instrumentation save for the guitar of Laurindo Almeida. Almeida plays acoustic guitar on the album, in a gentle style that supports Sam's rich voice as it works through a set of ballads and sad songs that includes "Here's That Rainy Day", "Two Different Worlds", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Joey Joey Joey", "Speak Low", and "We'll Be Together Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing.)

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Tyree Glenn JrSuperbad – The Best Of Tyree Glenn Jr (with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Killer funky soul from Tyree Glenn Jr – son of the legendary trombonist Tyree Glenn, but a completely badass artist in his own unique mode! Tyree here borrows plenty from the books of James Brown and Kool & The Gang – a back to basics version of funk, with plenty of his own soul vocals over the top – all sounding much more 70s here overall, despite some of the dates of the recordings! A few tracks are live, a few are studio, and the album pulls together rare work from a few different albums – which may have only been issued overseas. Titles include "Marl Sehen", "Superbad", "Vehicle", "Cisco Kid", "Jealous Love", "Beautiful Woman", "SOS", and "Kool & The Gang". LP, Vinyl record album
(Initial 300 LPs include a bonus 7 inch – with the track "Hold My Hand"! Also includes download & 5x8 photo!)

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Merle Haggard & Albert E Brumley JrTwo Old Friends ... CD
Relentless/Hag, 1999. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jr JacksonL-O-V-E Spells Hurt (mono/stereo) ... 7-inch
Raintree, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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JR MonteroseBody & Soul ... CD
Munich MS/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
An extremely rare set – recorded in 1970 in Holland, and featuring the tenor of JR Monterose in quintet with Jon Eardley on trumpet, Rien De Graaff on piano, Henk Haverhoek on bass, and Pierre Courbois on drums. The set's a key lost chapter in the career of this enigmatic tenor player – as it's got a sound that reaches back to his few hardbop recordings from the 50s, but also shows that Monterose had grown a lot as a soloist in the past decade, inserting a lot more freeness to his style, possibly an influence from 60s modernists like Coltrane or Ayler. The Dutch rhythm of the set works quite well for the nature of the materials – and Courbois' drums are especially compelling, nicely held back here from some of their more over-the-top tendencies, but adding in a lot of complicated fills and rhythmic changes underneath the sax solos. Titles include "Short Bridge", "Old Folks", "For Hank", "Just Blues", and "Body & Soul". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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✨✧ JR MonteroseJR Monterose (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The only Blue Note album ever recorded by JR Monterose – one of the more enigmatic figures of the 50s scene! Montrose was a brilliant player, with a tone and a solo conception that were very unique – but he lapsed in relative obscurity, due to the fact that he had a penchant for retreating to far-off locales, like upstate New York or western Iowa, where he would woodshed and get his bag back together after the stresses of big city life. Fortunately, he left behind a few excellent recordings – including this rare one for Blue Note. The record features Monterose in the company of Horace Silver on piano, Ira Sullivan on trumpet, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – and the tracks are a heavy-hitting showcase that's perfect for his great tenor work. Titles include "Marc V", "Ka-Link", "Wee-Jay", and "Bobbie Pin". CD
(Out of print, includes obi, and still in shrink!)

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Frank Quimby Orrall JrAMA ... CD
Platetectonic Music, 2015. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Ulysses Owens JrSongs Of Freedom – The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, & Joni Mitchell ... CD
Resilience, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Key proof that great songs never get old – and maybe even more, that the political messages of yesterday still have plenty of power today! Drummer Ulysses Owens mines the righteous territory of the 60s and 70s here – bringing together songs originally performed by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell – all with a fresher, more contemporary approach that resonates surprisingly strongly – especially given the superb vocals on the album by Rene Marie, Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, and Joanna Majoko! You'll no doubt know some of these songs – and most of the originals have been inspiring us for many years – but Owens finds a great way to open them up and make them sound even more vibrant, working with a group that also includes Allyn Johnson on Fender Rhodes and Hammond, David Rosenthal on guitars, and Reuben Rogers on bass. Titles include "Balm In Gilead", "Borderline", "Driva Man", "Baltimore", "Everything Must Change", "Freedom Day", "Be My Husband", "Mississippi Goddamn", and "Both Sides Now". CD

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✨✧ Ulysses Owens JrSoul Conversations ... CD
Outside In, New Copy ... About May 7, 2021
... CD

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Ray Parker JrSex & The Single Man ... LP
Arista, 1985. Sealed ... $3.99
Ray Parker's definitely a single man at this point in his career – leaving behind his earlier role in the Raydio group, and working here as writer and producer on a string of 80s hits! The album follows strongly in the catchy, crossover mode of Parker's work from the middle part of the decade – almost equally balanced between mainstream rock and soul styles of the time – with lots of popping rhythms and plenty of Ray's guitar underneath his vocals. Titles include "I'm A Dog", "Sex & The Single Man", "I'm In Love", "Girls Are More Fun", "Good Time Baby", and "Everybody Wants Someone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing, with hype sticker. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Ray Parker JrWoman Out Of Control ... LP
Arista, 1983. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Plenty of control here – as Ray Parker's at the height of his 80s hitmaking power, scoring strongly on one of his key classics from the decade for Arista! The tunes have a bit more of that catchy, rhythm-heavy sound that Parker was forging at the start of the decade – a quality that moves away from straight mainstream soul into crossover territory that would only suit Ray even more strongly a few years later. There's plenty of numbers here that aim strongly for radio play on both sides of the fence, but Parker balances things out with enough traces of his roots to keep things interesting. Titles include "Electronic Lover", "Woman Out Of Control", "Invasion", "N2U2", "She Still Feels The Need", and "In The Heat Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ George Sauma JrGeorge Sauma Jr ... CD
Favorite (France), 1985. New Copy ... $19.99 34.99
A sweet 80s groove from Brazil – a self-released set by George Sauma Jr, a singer who works in some nicely soulful territory throughout! In a way, the vibe here is a bit like the Marcos Valle albums of the early 80s – elements of modern soul and boogie in the rhythms, but given a very different spin with the Portuguese lyrics, and the phrasing that Sauma brings into the music – served up at a level that's leaner than Valle, but still very groovy – in a warmly-tripping, mellow midtempo way! Titles include "Ceu Azul", "Presente Ausente", "Ideal De Carnaval", "Nao Vai Dar", "Dancar Ou Se Render", "Por Voce Soul Capaz De Morrer", "Voce O Tempo Todo Para Mim", and "Tudo Terminou". CD
Also available George Sauma Jr ... LP 28.99

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George Sauma JrGeorge Sauma Jr ... LP
Favorite (France), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 48.99
A sweet 80s groove from Brazil – a self-released set by George Sauma Jr, a singer who works in some nicely soulful territory throughout! In a way, the vibe here is a bit like the Marcos Valle albums of the early 80s – elements of modern soul and boogie in the rhythms, but given a very different spin with the Portuguese lyrics, and the phrasing that Sauma brings into the music – served up at a level that's leaner than Valle, but still very groovy – in a warmly-tripping, mellow midtempo way! Titles include "Ceu Azul", "Presente Ausente", "Ideal De Carnaval", "Nao Vai Dar", "Dancar Ou Se Render", "Por Voce Soul Capaz De Morrer", "Voce O Tempo Todo Para Mim", and "Tudo Terminou". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available George Sauma Jr ... CD 19.99

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Rev BW Smith JrWatch Them Dogs (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Pastor, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has some cosmetic sleeve marks.)

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Tenorio JrEmbalo ... CD
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's got an amazing ear for color and tone, balanced out with some completely sublime grooves – not smooth coffee shop bossa nova, but instead the harder sort of rhythms that were cooked up by the best combos in Brazil! The tunes are as warm and soulful as they are tight and angular – a perfect summation of the bossa jazz idiom at its truest expression – and the writing is fantastic throughout, with original songs that really provide a fresh change from some of the too-played hits of the generation. Instrumentation includes trombone from Raul De Souza, drums from Milton Banana, tenor from Meirelles, and alto sax from Paulo Moura – on titles that include the classic groover "Nebulosa", plus the tracks "Clouds", "Nectar", "Embalo", and "Estou Nessa Agora". A delight through and through – and one we never tire of! CD

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Jr TuckerJr Tucker ... CD
Geffen/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $10.99
Jr Parker gets some great help from Ray Parker – not that Ray's a family member or anything like that – he's just got a great ear for the kind of groove Jr's going for in his music! Ray produced and plays sweet guitar and keyboards on most tracks – giving the music that great Raydio bounce – which turns out to be a wonderful fit for the youthful Jr's vocals – almost styled in a Michael Jackson mode at points, but a bit deeper at other times too! Titles include "I Was Made For Dancing", "Too Young To Fall In Love", "If It's Love You're After", "Treat Me Right", "Mr Telephone Man", and "Bad Girls". CD

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Jr Walker & The All StarsI'm A Road Runner ... 7-inch
SOUL, 1965. Near Mint- ... $39.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has some pen.)

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Jr Walker & The All StarsI'm So Glad (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
SOUL, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Pretty nice work from Jr and crew! "Soul Clappin" is a compelling uptempo number – running along at top speed, with rhythm and tenor poppin and clappin nicely in some very tight grooves! "I'm So Glad" starts equally nice, but then goes into some vocals that leave us cold. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo with a small sticker.)

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Jr Walker & The All StarsWalk In The Night – The Motown 70s Studio Albums (A Gasssss/Rainbow Funk/Moody Jr/Peace & Understanding/Jr Walker & The All Stars/Hot Shot) (3CD set) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
6 Motown albums from Jr Walker & The All Stars – all long overdue for reissue! First up is A Gasssss – a gas of a record from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that has the magical Johnny Bristol producing – giving the group this really warm, soaring sound that's totally great! Walker still serves up plenty of strong tenor solos, but there's also some vocal currents in the mix – strong leads at times, but also some nice backups too – all of which really helps to keep things soaring! Titles a nice mix of Motown covers and original material – and titles include "I Was Made To Love Her", "Do You See My Love", "And When I Die", "Honey Come Back", "Holly Holy", "Riding High On Love", "At A Saturday Matinee", and "Groove & Move". Next up is Rainbow Funk – a record that definitely has Jr Walker & The All Stars picking up a bit of funk – but in a groove that still mixes things with that warmly soulful glow the group had right from the start! The basslines are definitely up a bit from before – although not rumbling in Norman Whitfield territory – and the sax solos get a bit more space to stretch out and bite on the longer numbers, but often with a bit of backing vocals to warm things up around the edges! Jr is great all the way through – Motown's very strong answer to King Curtis – and titles include "Right On Brothers & Sisters", "Way Back Home", "Feeling Alright", "Psychedelic Shack", "Pieces Of A Man", and "Teach Them To Pray". Moody Jr is a sweet early 70s groover from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that reunites the group with producer Johnny Bristol, who always has a great way of helping them set fire to their sound! Walker and company may have shot from the gate with a mix of R&B tenor and Motown soul – but the sound here is much more in the latter, more matured mode of the label – with strong deep soul lyrics on a number of cuts, which are balanced out nicely by Bristol's fuller production. There's plenty of sax solos too, of course – and titles include "Way Back Home", "Bristol's Way", "Don't Blame The Children", "Me & My Family", "Still Water Medley", and "Groove Thang". Peace & Understanding is a record that has Jr Walker and the group stepping out with some of the righteous touches promised in the title – partly in the choice of songs on the set, which are all nicely tucked into that strong mix of deep soul vocals and saxophone lines that had become the Jr Walker groove! The set features work from a number of different arrangers – all the hipper side of Motown in the early 70s, as the list includes, Willie Hutch, Gene Page, and James Carmichael – and tunes include two great originals, one by Hutch, one by Leon Ware. Tracks include "It's Alright Do What You Gotta Do", "Soul Clappin'", "Gimme that Beat (parts 1 & 2)", "It's Too Late", and "Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find". The self-titled Jr Walker & The All Stars album is maybe the rarest in the bunch – an obscure UK-only record from 1974, and one that has the group's usual approach warmed up by some more ambitious arrangements – a bit like the direction some of the vocal acts of the 70s were taking at the time! The production on most of the set is by Clarence Paul – and there's mostly a focus on the saxophone, not any vocals at all – which makes the set feel a bit like some of the Willis Jackson or Lou Donaldson work for Atlantic around the same time – or maybe even a bit like Hank Crawford on Kudu. Titles include "Boogie Down", "All In Love Is Fair", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Break Down & Sing", and "Dancin Like They Do On Soul Train". Hot Shot is a mid-70s stormer from Jr Walker & The All Stars – a set that glides along on a fuller set of backdrops than before, with Holland-Dozier-Holland production from Brian Holland returning to Motown – but in a hip 70s style that has strings and funk dancing along in a great way beneath the strong sax solos in the lead! There's a bit of vocals on the record, but the real strength lies in the instrumentation – especially some of the weirder, fuzzier guitar lines and keyboards. Titles include "Why Can't We Be Lovers", "Hot Shot", "Probe Your Mind", "I Need You Right Now", and "You Ain't No Ordinary Woman". CD

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Grover Washington JrAll My Tomorrows/Soulful Strut/Breath Of Heaven ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1994/1996/1997. New Copy 3CDs ... $9.99 16.99
A trio of 90s albums from Grover Washington! All My Tomorrows is an overlooked gem from reedman Grover – recorded in his later years, but a set that's actually got more of an acoustic style overall – one that goes back to the roots farther than any of Grover's fusion records! Washington's a great straight player in this setting – filled with soul on tenor and soprano sax – and working with top-shelf small group players like Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Bobby Watson on alto, and Robin Eubanks on trombone. Guitarist Romero Lumbambo arranged one great Brazilian-tinged number – and other arrangements are by Grover, Larry Willis, Slide Hampton, and Freddy Cole – who sings on two tracks too. Titles include "E Preciso Perdoar", "Happenstance", "All My Tomorrows", "Nature Boy", "Flamingo", and "Estate". Soulful Strut is bouncy soul from Grover Washington – a set that returns to his earlier roots in a space between soulful fusion and R&B! The slinky Washington soprano sax gets plenty of space in this set – blown with those seductive notes that always made Grover one of the most distinctive players on the instrument – and the backings often have this gentle R&B groove that's even stronger on the few cuts here with vocals. Titles include "Soulful Strut", "Bordertown", "Village Groove", "I Can Count The Times", "Headman's Hunt", and "Can You Stop The Rain". Breath Of Heaven is a holiday record from Grover Washington – but one that's got a fair bit more to offer than just the usual Christmas tunes! The set mixes older favorites and lesser-known numbers – all done in that soulful fusion style that Washington brought to his records from other seasons of the years – set up here with the leader on alto, tenor, and soprano sax – amidst arrangements from vibist Joe Lock, and keyboardist Donald Robinson, and guitarist Hiram Bullock – all of whom play on the record. Lisa Fischer sings on one number, but most of the record is instrumental – and titles include "Breath Of Heaven", "The Magi's Song/A Child Is Born", "I Wonder As I Wonder", "Christmas Time Is Here", "The Love In His Infant Eyes", and "Christmas Day Chant". CD

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Grover Washington JrSoul Box (SACD multi-channel) ... CD
Kudu/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
One of the richest albums from the Kudu years of Grover Washington – a double-length set that shows the full range of his soul and imagination! The album was done in collaboration with Bob James – who arranged and conducted all tracks, and also plays keyboards on the date – and the style is kind of an added extension of other Washington work on Kudu, with added string and chorus bits to round out the sound! Things are still wonderfully soulful – thanks to James' sense of space and timing on the charts – and if anything, the added voices and orchestrations bring an almost soundtrack-like quality to the record – but one that still leaves plenty of room for Washington's solos on tenor, alto, and soprano sax! Most tracks are quite long – really stretching out with lots of room for fresh ideas – and titles include a 15 minute version of "Trouble Man", plus "Taurian Matador", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Masterpiece", "Aubrey", and "Don't Explain". Both volumes together – for the price of a single CD! CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Hank Williams JrRemoving The Shadow ... LP
MGM, 1970. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of a rare few electric albums from the great Walter Bishop Jr – a pianist who started during the bop years, but really grew into new modes in the 70s! The set's an album on Muse, but one with the same hip grooves as Walter Bishop's pair of excellent albums for the Black Jazz label – and like those gems, this set features Bishop working on Fender Rhodes – hitting a groove we never would have expected in the old days, and really going for a style that's at the hippest end of the soul jazz spectrum of the 70s! Tunes are a mix of funky fusion and modal, spiritual styles – and other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gerry Niewood on tenor and flute, and George Young on soprano and alto sax – and the horns are all arranged tightly by Mitch Farber, in a way that adds an extra edge to the record, but still leaves plenty of space for Bishop's solo flights on the keys. Titles include great versions of "Soul Village", "Coral Keys", and "Soul Turnaround" – plus the cuts "Philadelphia Bright", "Sweet Rosa", and "Valerie". CD
Also available Soul Village ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Oscar Brown JrBrother Where Are You ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s funk from the great Oscar Brown – quite a change from his jazz-based work of the 60s, but a great new sitting for all of his wonderful wit and warmth! Brown's still a hell of a songwriter, and one with a very socially-conscious eye – sharper here than before, with lots of comments on the changes in society in the 70s, mixed with a few more heartfelt, personal moments too. There's still a bit of jazz in the mix – thanks to work from Seldon Powell on reeds, and Joe Sample on keyboards – and arrangements are by old friends Floyd Morris, the underground Chicago soul genius – and Sivuca, best known for his Brazilian music, but a great choice here to expand the groove. Brown wrote all the tunes on the record – and titles include "From My Window", "Like A Flower", "Brother Where Are YOu", ""The Lone Ranger", "If You Come Back", and "The Joneses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Rockefeller label stereo pressing. Cover is faded at the top left corner on back.)

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✨✧ Oscar Brown Jr.Movin' On ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet bit of funky jazz vocals from Oscar Brown Jr – recorded during his early 70s stay at Atlantic Records, in a style that's very different than his early work! The tracks are all still original numbers by Oscar – penned with that clever bad-rapping approach to the lyrics that always earned him a huge audience in the cognoscenti. The feel is a bit more electric than before, with Richard Tee on electric piano, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and percussion by Ralph MacDonald. A few cuts have female backing vocals, and titles include "Gang Bang", "Feel the Fire", "Dime Away from a Hot Dog", and "Young Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Harry Connick Jr25 ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Harry Connick JrTrue Love – A Celebration Of Cole Porter ... CD
Verve/Universal (Netherlands), 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Still sealed with the hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Martin L Dumas Jr/Joe StopkaAttitude, Belief, & Determination/Nonstop To The Top (limited edition blue vinyl) ... 12-inch
Taurean Connection/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from the Chicago scene – issued on a tiny little label from deep on the south side – and done with a much richer vibe than you might expect! "Attitude Belief & Determination" is a track that's almost got a righteous, spiritual sort of flavor – but a vibe that's funkier overall – somewhere in that classic James Mason mix of message and groove, with wonderful paired vocals in the lead, and a stepping bassline under Fender Rhodes, which really sends the whole thing home! The track is nice and long, and backed by by "Nonstop To The Top" – a tune with a bit more boogie in the bassline, but still this spacious sort of groove overall. Both cuts were recorded at Curtom – with production that's definitely a cut above the usual indie 12" single! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful pressing – heavy blue vinyl!)

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✨✧ McClenty Hunter JrGroove Hunter ... CD
Strikezone, 2018. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the first album we've ever seen from drummer McClenty Hunter – but a set that's already got some heavyweight talent on board to help! Hunter's got a sound that's as sharp as his image on the cover – a classic approach to hardbop, underscored by some of the songs chosen for the session – which also features work along the way from Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Stacy Dillard on tenor and soprano sax, Eric Reed on piano, and Donald Harrison on alto – all top-shelf players who really enrich the soul of the music! McClenty also penned a few of his own tunes for the set – including some surprisingly nice ballads – which are mixed here with takes on tunes by Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Herbie Nichols, and Stevie Wonder. Titles include "Sack Full Of Dreams", "The Big Push", "That Girl", "Autumn", "Blue Chopsticks", "Countdown", "My Love", and "I Remember When". CD
(Punch through digipack barcode.)

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✨✧ JR MonteroseLive In Albany 1979 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Uptown, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary live set from the great tenorist JR Monterose – one cut in a small club in Albany at the end of the 70s, but a record we love every bit as much as JR's famous debut on Blue Note! The tone here is a lot more biting in the earlier years – informed by years of Monterose's experience in the smaller streams of jazz, and expressed with a wonderfully heartfelt quality that leaves us breathless right from the very first note! JR's still got all the sense of modern in his horn, but also has a much deeper sense of feeling too – a quality that makes the album a stunner all the way through, and has us again scratching our heads wondering why Monterose was never a bigger force in jazz. Backing is by a small combo that features the equally excellent Hod O'Brien on piano, plus Teddy Kotick on bass and Eddie Robinson on drums – and titles include "Lu-Ann", "Ruby My Dear", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD features three never-heard bonus tracks from the same set – "Giant Steps", "Green Street Scene", and "I Should Care". CD

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✨✧ Ray Parker JrChartbusters ... LP
Arista, 1985. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very fitting title – not just because of Ray's big fame for the theme of the film Ghostbusters, but also because Parker was really hitting the charts at the time! The album's something of a compilation – one that features a few moments from earlier in Parker's career, mixed with a few fresh tracks out at the time of the record – showing the full range of Ray's talents in the early 80s. Titles include "Ghostbusters (12" single rmx)", "Christmas Time Is Here", "Invasion", "Woman Out Of Control", "A Woman Needs Love", "Jamie", "The Other Woman", and "I've Been Digging You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing, with hype sticker! Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Ray Parker JrGreatest Hits ... LP
Arista, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Charles Strouse/Lee Adams/Sammy Davis JrGolden Boy – Original Broadway Cast ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly jazzy score – thanks to orchestrations by Ralph Burns, and musical direction by Elliot Lawrence! And of course, the vocals by Sammy Davis Jr are pretty darn nice too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jr Walker & The All StarsPeace & Understanding Is Hard To Find ... LP
SOUL, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that has Jr Walker and the group stepping out with some of the righteous touches promised in the title – partly in the choice of songs on the set, which are all nicely tucked into that strong mix of deep soul vocals and saxophone lines that had become the Jr Walker groove! The set features work from a number of different arrangers – all the hipper side of Motown in the early 70s, as the list includes, Willie Hutch, Gene Page, and James Carmichael – and tunes include two great originals, one by Hutch, one by Leon Ware. Tracks include "It's Alright Do What You Gotta Do", "Soul Clappin'", "Gimme that Beat (parts 1 & 2)", "It's Too Late", and "Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Jr Walker & The All StarsRoad Runner ... LP
SOUL, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone cooker from Jr Walker – the kind of hard-driving soul that made his 60s Motown work a key link between the Detroit sound of the time, and R&B sounds of earlier years! Jr's soulful sax is right up in the mix on most numbers – and the overall sound is nicely freewheeling and almost spontaneous – almost a Motown studio jam at times, with vocals and instruments dancing together in joyous formation! Most tracks are instrumentals, but many also have some sort of vocal chorus – and titles include "Anyway You Wanta", "Pucker Up Buttercup", "Twist Lackawanna", "San Ho Zay", "Money", "Last Call", "Ame Cherie", "Mutiny", and "Road Runner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging. Vinyl has a short click on "San-Ho-Zay".)

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrAt His Best ... CD
Motown (Germany), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "It Feels So Good", "Mister Magic", "Do Dat", "Sunner Song"., "A Secret Place", "Ain't No Sunshine", and "Masterpiece". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrSecret Place ... CD
Kudu/Verve, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing too secret about this record – given that it was one of Grover Washington's biggest hits of the 70s, and for good reason too! The album features four long tracks – all stretched out and layered together with washes of funky, yet subtle sounds – in a perfect blend that let Washington really stretch out on his solos, blowing with a great deal of soul over some hip instrumentation that includes Dave Grusin on electric piano, Anthony Jackson on bass, Harvey Mason on drums, and Ralph McDonald on percussion. There's a lean quality to the record that's completely sublime (why can't they make sets like this anymore?) – and although smooth, things are never slick – wonderfully soulful throughout, in that magic mode that Grover hit on a handful of key 70s albums! Titles include "A Secret Place", "Not yet", "Dolphin Dance", and "Love Makes It Better". CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear & a mark through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Earl Wilson JrLet My People Come – A Sexual Musical ... LP
Libra, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A weird one! In the wake of Oh Calcutta, there were a few experiments in nude musicals – a strange early 70s sub-genre that's probably better remembered more through jokes in Mad Magazine, than by the actual works that filled it up. This one's definitely one of the more compelling – a pretty much porno musical, complete with lyrics that contain more than a bit of profanity (so watch out kids!). The backings are pretty good, kind of in an Oh Calcutta vein, with a mix of groovy jazz and easy styles – kind of "right on", and better than you'd actually expect if you can avoid listening to the words. Titles include "Dirty Words", "Come In My Mouth", "Take Me Home With You", "Give It To Me", "I'm Gay", "Let My People Come", and "I Believe In My Body". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Yesterdays New Quintet (Otis Jackson Jr Trio)Jewelz EP ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2007. Sealed (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last releases you'll ever hear from Yesterday's New Quintet – and one of the best, too! These guys have really grown a lot over the past few years – and this EP has them tripping out madly – not just replicating older 70s grooves, but really bringing their own sound strongly into play! There's lots of fuzzy, flanged-out moments in the production – and a style that's as much about the overall shape of the sound as it is about the instruments that create it. Drums are heavy, keyboards are fuzzy, and the EP's an incredible bit of 21st Century funk! Titles include "Free Son", "Porter House", "Sport", "Hornet's Nest", "Elysian Fields", and "Bitches Brew". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Still sealed with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Sammy Davis JrIf I Ruled The World ... LP
Reprise, 1965. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A set of Broadway tunes – but with a difference – and that difference is the mighty Sammy Davis Jr! Sure, many folks could sing songs from the great white way, but Sammy D always had a way of taking music from shows, and focusing it with a more swinging sort of energy – the kind of approach that few others could ever hope to match – and which hinged entirely on the unique energy that Sammy brought to a vocal performance! Arrangements are often nice and upbeat – handled by Marty Paich, Warren Barker, and Mort Stevens – and produced with that good lean Reprise feel by Sonny Burke. Titles include "Guys & Dolls", "Another Spring", "Yes I Can", "If I Ruled The World", "Flash Bang Wallop", and "Night Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color label stereo pressing. Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Sammy Davis JrNat King Cole Songbook ... LP
Reprise, 1965. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A fitting set, in some way – as Sammy's rise in the 60s was equivalent to Nat's at the end of the 40s – but you've gotta admit, Sammy's vocals are quite quite different from those of Cole! Don't think of this one as a "tribute", so much as it's a collection of classic time-tested songs – all delivered by Sam with that Wham that he was bringing to his best Reprise work of the time. Arrangers include Billy May, Marty Paich, Claus Ogerman, and Johnny Keating – all of whom are working in that wonderful 60s easy style that fit Sammy's voice so well – a surprisingly spacious sound, and one that always seems to have a hint of rhythm, even on the mellowest tracks! Great stuff all around, and with tracks that include "Pretend", "Unforgettable", "Straighten Up & Fly Right", "Sweet Lorraine", "Send For Me", and "Walkin My Baby Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ McClenty Hunter JrGroove Hunter ... CD
Strikezone, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the first album we've ever seen from drummer McClenty Hunter – but a set that's already got some heavyweight talent on board to help! Hunter's got a sound that's as sharp as his image on the cover – a classic approach to hardbop, underscored by some of the songs chosen for the session – which also features work along the way from Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Stacy Dillard on tenor and soprano sax, Eric Reed on piano, and Donald Harrison on alto – all top-shelf players who really enrich the soul of the music! McClenty also penned a few of his own tunes for the set – including some surprisingly nice ballads – which are mixed here with takes on tunes by Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Herbie Nichols, and Stevie Wonder. Titles include "Sack Full Of Dreams", "The Big Push", "That Girl", "Autumn", "Blue Chopsticks", "Countdown", "My Love", and "I Remember When". CD

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✨✧ JR MonteroseLush Life – Welcome Back JR ... CD
Progressive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great return to form for tenorist JR Monterose – a player who always sounds amazing on record, even though he only made a handful of albums over a 30 or 40 year period of performance! Most folks know JR's classic 50s album for Blue Note, but later dates like this are well worth seeking out – and this set may be one of the purest later demonstrations of Monterose's genius – as the tenorist has the sort of effortlessly creative solo ability you'd find in a rare few – able to spin things out with the imagination of a Sonny Rollins or Von Freeman, while still managing to hold tight with the rest of the group – who are equally great, and include the wonderful Hod O'Brien on piano, plus Teddy Kotick on bass and Jimmy Wormworth on drums. Titles include sublime readings of "Giant Steps", "My Old Flame", and "Lush Life" – plus the great originals "Marty's Place", "Evelyn's Delight", and "Luan". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Jr WalkerSax Appeal ... LP
SOUL, 1976. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrBest Is Yet To Come ... CD
Atlantic, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Can You Dig It", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "More Than Meets the Eye", "Things Are Getting Better", "Mixty Motions", "Brazilian Memories", "I'll Be With You", and Cassie's Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Walter Bishop JrCoral Keys ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The keys are coral, and the sound is sublime – one of the greatest albums ever from pianist Walter Bishop Jr, and proof that he can really stretch out, given the right setting! The piano here is all acoustic, but there's an almost-electric vibe to the date – long, open tracks that sway and swell with some great spiritual energy – made even more wonderful by work from reedman Harold Vick, who plays tenor, flute, and soprano sax on the record – and makes it one of his best recordings ever! The reedwork alone is worth the price of admission – but the rhythms are also great too – a mix of soulful, modal, and some slight funky bits – handled by Reggie Johnson on bass, and either Idris Muhammad or Alan Benger on drums. Woody Shaw plays trumpet on some cuts, too – and titles include "Coral Keys", "Soul Turn Around", "Freedom Suite", "Track Down", "Waltz For Zweetie", and "Three Loves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered.)
Also available
Coral Keys ... CD 8.99
Coral Keys ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Roy Jones JrThat Was Then (full, radio, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Body Head Entertainment, 2002. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Dave Hollister. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Robert Lockwood JrJust The Blues ... CD
Bullseye Blues, Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Michael Pedicin JrYou Don'Tknow What Love Is ... CD
FEA, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Edgardo Cintron on percussion, Ted Greenberg & James Paxson on drums, Reggie Hamilton & Jimmy Hoff on bass, Demetrios Pappas & Sunnie Paxson on keyboards & piano. CD
(Booklet has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Jr TuckerJr Tucker ... CD
Geffen/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jr Parker gets some great help from Ray Parker – not that Ray's a family member or anything like that – he's just got a great ear for the kind of groove Jr's going for in his music! Ray produced and plays sweet guitar and keyboards on most tracks – giving the music that great Raydio bounce – which turns out to be a wonderful fit for the youthful Jr's vocals – almost styled in a Michael Jackson mode at points, but a bit deeper at other times too! Titles include "I Was Made For Dancing", "Too Young To Fall In Love", "If It's Love You're After", "Treat Me Right", "Mr Telephone Man", and "Bad Girls". CD
Also available Jr Tucker ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Josh White JrI'm On My Own Way ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has yellowing from age, light surface wear, and some waviness from moisture.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithUltimate Jimmy Smith – Selected By Grover Washington Jr ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "The Champ", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?', "Hobo Flats", "Ol' Man River", and "Organ Grinder Swing". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Fresh Celeste & M-4sersGive It All To Me (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
JR, 1988. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Fresh CelesteHard Core (lp, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
JR, 1988. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Magnetic ForceTurn Up The Music (turn it up, julio mix, funky drumapella)/Magnetic Force Ain't Fronting (extended, radio) ... 12-inch
JR, 1989. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
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✨✧ David AmramLatin Jazz Celebration ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An early 80s look at Latin jazz from David Amram – with a who's who of Latin jazz players and stellar jazz musicians of other realms – including Paquito D'Riveria, Candido, Machito & Machito Jr, Brazilian percussion guru Duduca Fonseca, David Fathead Newman, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper Adams and others others! What could have come out as clinical or academic comes through with passion and affection, partly because Amram could get such incredible players on the record, but mostly because the multi-instrumentalist ring leader is genuinely celebrating the music rather than simply replicating it. Includes "En Memoria De Chano Pozo, "New York Charanga", "Brazilian Memories", "Celebration", "Song Of The Rainforest" and more. CD

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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... CD
Verve, 2019. Used ... $7.99
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of soul! The man himself needs no introduction – thanks to his long legacy in Earth Wind & Fire, and a range of great solo records too – but there's really something different, and something special taking place here – as Bailey pushes both his vocal range and sense of songform, working through music by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Oscar Brown Jr, and even the Talking Heads – while also turning in some great songs of his own, co-penned with some of the album's collaborators. The instrumentation is served up by a dream group of jazz talents – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Robert Glasper and Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Wilson on saxes and flute, Lionel Loueke on guitar,and Christian McBride on bass – and although the record features guest vocals from Bilal and Casey Benjamin, it's Bailey's work that's the real main attraction. Titles include "We're A Winner", "Stairway To The Stars", "Just To Keep Your Satisfied", "Once In A Lifetime", "Billy Jack", "You're Everything", "Brooklyn Blues", "Sacred Sounds", and "Love Will Find A Way". CD
Also available Love Will Find A Way ... CD 13.99

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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... CD
Verve, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of soul! The man himself needs no introduction – thanks to his long legacy in Earth Wind & Fire, and a range of great solo records too – but there's really something different, and something special taking place here – as Bailey pushes both his vocal range and sense of songform, working through music by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Oscar Brown Jr, and even the Talking Heads – while also turning in some great songs of his own, co-penned with some of the album's collaborators. The instrumentation is served up by a dream group of jazz talents – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Robert Glasper and Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Wilson on saxes and flute, Lionel Loueke on guitar,and Christian McBride on bass – and although the record features guest vocals from Bilal and Casey Benjamin, it's Bailey's work that's the real main attraction. Titles include "We're A Winner", "Stairway To The Stars", "Just To Keep Your Satisfied", "Once In A Lifetime", "Billy Jack", "You're Everything", "Brooklyn Blues", "Sacred Sounds", and "Love Will Find A Way". CD
Also available Love Will Find A Way ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Chet BakerLive At Pueblo, Colorado 1966 ... CD
CC Baker, 1966. Used ... $14.99
With Chuck Domenico on bass, Harry Keevis Jr on drums, Dave McKay on piano and Phil Urso on tenor sax. CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)

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✨✧ Biz MarkieMake The Music With Your Mouth Biz (voc, inst)/Biz Dance (voc, dub)/They're Coming To Take Me Away/A One Two ... 12-inch
Prism, 1986. Very Good- ... $9.99
Debut EP from Biz Markie on Prism! Includes two tracks that never made it to his first LP: a dope version of "They're Coming To Take Me Away", about Biz being carted away to an insane asylum, and "A One Two", done acapella with just Biz rhyming and beat boxing, plus the original and instrumental versions of his classics "Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz" and "The Biz Dance". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing with Herbie Jr etch in a Prism sleeve. Label on Side B has a beatmarker sticker.)

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Brazilian Groove BandAnatomy Of Groove ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1999/2009. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A sweet mix of Brazilian grooves and New York attitude – an overlooked session from the end of the 90s – recorded in the US by Brazilian saxman Leo Gandelman, with soulful help from a variety of American players – including Reuben Wilson on organ and both Charlie Hunter and Grant Green Jr on guitar! There's a rich sort of 70s vibe to the record – a tight, funky blend of jazzy riffing and Brazilian percussion, all put together at a level that almost reminds us of Kudu Records at its best – lean, soulful, and surprisingly focused throughout – a great step forward for Gandelman, and for percussionist Juliano Zanoni, who co-arranged the set with Leo, and also wrote most of the tunes. Supposedly, the record never saw the light of day when it was recorded – making this sweet Far Out package its first-ever release! Titles include "Safari", "Pau Grande", "April 7th", "Dance", "Prince Samba", "Groove In The Head", "Pirulito", and "Charlie 1". CD

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King Britt presents Sylk 130Re-Members Only ... CD
Ovum/Six Degrees, 2001. Used ... $0.99
The latest from this hip producer, and an album that's got a cool sound that's 2 parts underground soul, and 3 parts mid 80s R&B – complete with guest appearances by Alison Moyet, Martin Fry, Kathy Sledge, Alma Horton, Grover Washington Jr, and Trugoy of De La Soul. In a way, this is the kind of modern R&B album that we always looked for back in the 80s, but rarely found put together so well. King Britt's production is enough to hold together the mad vision of the set – and the melange of guest stars comes out sounding remarkably coherent in the end. Titles include "Cobbs Creek", "Skipping Stones", "One & Only", "Romeo's Fate", "Incident On A Couch", "All The Way Live", "'84 Fantastik", and "Beauty Of Machines". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Terri Lyne CarringtonReal Life Story ... CD
Verve, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Featuring Gearlad Albright, Don Alias, Hiram Bullock, Keith Jones, Greg Osby, Dianne Reeves, Patrice Rushen, Carlos Santana, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, and Grover Washington Jr. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chicago Soul Jazz CollectiveIt Takes A Spark To Start A Fire ... CD
Chicago Soul Jazz Collective, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 20.00
A Windy City group who really live up to their name – working here with a set of all original material by their tenorist, John Fournier – who's got a great way with the sort of tune you might have heard from Horace Silver or Blue Mitchell back in the day! The group comes across with a vibe that makes the whole thing seem effortless – not one of these contemporary combos who are trying too hard for a vintage Blue Note vibe, but a set of younger musicians who let that spirit inform them, while they take off in their own direction – with Fournier on tenor, Marques Carroll on trumpet, Amr Fahmy on Fender Rhodes, Larry Brown Jr on guitar, Andrew Vogt on bass, and Keith Brooks on drums. The set features guest work from Nicolas Payton and Raul Midon, but we love them more than enough on their own – on titles that include "Detroit Will Rise Again", "Down & Out In Buffalo", "God Bless The Patient Teacher", "Nora Calls From The Moon", "Her Eyes Are Blue & Sometimes Grey", and "It Takes A Spark To Start A Fire". CD

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Steve Coleman & Five ElementsTao Of Mad Phat – Fringe Zones ... CD
Novus, 1993. Used ... $12.99
With Andy Milne on paino & keyboards, David Gilmore on guitar and guitar synth, Reggie Washington on electric bass, and Oliver Gene Lake Jr on drums and percussion. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Gal CostaIndia ... CD
Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio Duprat and Arthur Verocai – and the album's got the lofty feel you'd expect from all three talents – a rich blend of all the modern developments in Brazilian music that had taken place in the 60s, but infused with a newly rootsy sense as well – one that takes the whole thing back to a personal, expressive territory that's really wonderful. Instrumentationincludes work on keyboards by Wagner Tiso and Tenorio Jr, plus a bit of guitar from Roberto Menescal – and Gal does a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Relance" – alongside other tracks that include "Passarinho", "Da Maior Imortancia", "India", "Volta", and the funky "Pontos De Luz". The whole thing's incredibly beautiful – and it's got Gal in a wild bikini cover, too! CD

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✨✧ CTI All StarsCTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl Vol 1-3 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1972. Used 2CDs ... $69.99
Man, it's like a talent bomb exploded! This set's stuffed with work by some of the greatest jazz funk players of the early 70s – Johnny Hammond, Bob James, Deodato, George Benson, Joe Farrell, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr, Hubert Laws, and others – all playing together at a massive live concert recorded in Hollywood in 1972! And although you might worry that the collection of so many great talents on one stage might just create confusion – don't! The quality of the work is excellent – almost better than the best of the CTI studio sides, with a lean, clean sound that's really really tight – never overblown, just sweet electric funk with loads of great space for solo work. This 2CD set brings together all 3 volumes of the original album – for a total of 13 long long tracks that include "Blues Force", "Rock Steady", "Grits Bowl", "California Dreaming", "Inner City Blues/What's Going On", "People Make The World Go Round", "Cherry Red", and "Funkfathers". CD
(Out of print – and includes obi.)

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Michael DeaseGive It All You Got ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Fantastic work from Michael Dease – a player who seems to get better and better with each new record, and who's clearly becoming one of the top trombonists on the planet! Dease has a dexterity here that's amazing, and an ability to hit a sense of soul that's wonderful too – a quality that's augmented by the organ work on the record from Jim Alfredson, which shows that a trombone can groove equally well as a tenor in the company of a Hammond! Other players include Gregory Tardy on tenor, and Anthony Stanco on trumpet – and a number of tracks have percussion added to the sharp drums of Ulysses Owens Jr, which makes for a mighty nice groove. Most titles are originals – and tunes include "The Next Level", "Climb The Mountain", "Zanderfied", "Lake Toxaway Getaway", "Ritmo De Brevard", and "Word To The Wise". CD

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✨✧ George DukeCool ... CD
Warner, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Tony Maiden, Ray Fuller, Paul Jackson Jr and Jeff Lee Johnson on guitars, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler on drums, and Reggie Young on trombone. CD

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ElzhiSeven Times Down Eight Times Up ... LP
Glow365, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 23.99
A wonderfully fully-formed album from Detroit MC Elzhi – a set that's likely to become a key statement from the Motor City underground, given the rich songcraft and production – and help from some other members of the scene! The set begins with a great introduction by Foolish, then moves through tracks that have a great Detroit blend of beats and soul currents – handled by JR Swiftz, and featuring guest work from Monica Blaire and Fes Roc on a few tracks too! But it's clear that Elzhi's the man at the helm – and the record is a really great testament to his rising talents – on tracks that include "Potential", "Earlybird Nightowl", "Guns & Boats", "Thugged Out Zombies", "Hot Winter Cold Summer", "Smoke & Mirrors", "Light One Write One", "Ferndale", "God", and "Master Class". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wayne EscofferyHumble Warrior ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
There's nothing humble about the sound of Wayne Escoffery on this great little set – as the tenor giant really comes on strong, blowing with a ferocity that really matches the energy of the rest of the group! There's a stunning rhythm trio at the core – David Kikoski on piano, Ugonna Okegwo on bass, and Ralph Peterson Jr on drums – who work together with these bold, chunky building blocks of sound – even when things are mellow – which seems to give Escoffery's horn a sense of majesty we don't always hear on other records, and which rises up even more when joined by guest work from Randy Brecker on trumpet and David Gilmore on guitar! The album's also got some interesting spiritual elements at the core – fresh reworkings of pieces of a mass by Benjamin Britten, re-arranged for small combo energy by Escoffery – mixed with originals by some of the group. Vaughn Escoffery sings on "Sanctus" – and other titles include "Quarter Moon", "The Humble Warrior", "Chain Gang", "Back To Square One", "AKA Reggie", and "Undefined". CD

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FunkadelicFunkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s/2017. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 19.98
The classic sound of Funkadelic, reworked by a key selection of contemporary talents from the Detroit scene – but never in a way that wrecks the originals at all! Unlike other remix projects, which might break up the music to a point that you can hardly recognize the original grooves – this set does a wonderful job of maintaining all the integrity of the famous funky recordings by the group, while also letting some artists from the group's hometown also include a few of their own contributions too – all in ways that really expand the original vision of the music, while keeping things in a funky soul vein all the way through! Given all the greateness of Detroit grooves in recent years – from that city's very fertile underground of producers and musicians – the sound here is still even more amazing than we expected, and the album's a very fitting one to be issued on the Westbound label. The set's double-length, and for good reason too – and titles include "Music 4 My Mother (Underground Resistance mix)", "Sexy Ways (Recloose disco flip)", "Get Your Ass Off & Jam (Marcellus Pittman rmx)", "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure (Alton Miller mix)", "Super Stupid (Dirtbombs version)", "Music For My Mother (Andres Wo Ahh Ay voc mix)", "Cosmic Slop (Moodymann mix)", "Be My Beach (Mophono & Tom Thump)", "Let's Make It Last (Kenny Dixon Jr edit)", "Let's Take It To The Stage (Amp Fiddler @Ya mix)", "Undisco Kidd (Gay Marvine edit)", "Looking Back At You (Ectomorph stripped & dubbed)", and "Standing On The Verge (Anthony Shake Shakir & T Dancer rmx)". CD

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieBirk's Works – Verve Big Band Sessions ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal work from Dizzy – showing that he was a genius in any form of jazz! In the mid 50s, Diz had one of the hippest big bands going – filled with great young players that included Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Walter Davis Jr. The work he crafted here was partly an extension of his earlier bop sides, but also a demonstration of his desire to express himself in more expansive forms – kind of a hint of the direction he'd take in the 60s, with his work in Latin, soundtrack, and funk styles. The set combines tracks from 3 different Verve albums – and it also packages the material with a number of previously unissued tracks, and some great liner notes that do a wonderful job of summing up the spirit of the work. Arrangements are by AK Salim, Quincy Jones, Tadd Dameron, and Dizzy himself – and tracks include "Jordu", "Tin Tin Deo", "Groovin For Nat", "Dizzy's Business", "Jessica's Day", "Doodlin", "Yo No Quiero Bailar", "Birk's Works", "Tangorine", "Umbrella Man", and "Mayflower Rock". 42 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Randy HallI Belong To You ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A catchy slice of mid 80s soul from Randy Hall – an excellent musician who handles quite a bit of the instrumentation, on top of being a charismatic singer – and this one's produced by Ray Parker Jr, whose ear for catchy hooks is in top form! Hall spins a lot of plates on his own – most of the vocals, some guitar, bass, keys and programming – but there's a lot of other great players in the studio, including producer Parker – and that dedication to real musicianship puts I Belong To You on higher level than a lot of pop soul, circa '84! Great stuff! Includes "I've Been Watching You (Jamie's Girl)", "A Gentleman", "Feel My Eyes", "She's My Little Star", 'I Want To Touch You", "I Belong To You", "A Real Man" and more. CD

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✨✧ Harpers BizarreCome To The Sunshine – The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings (Feelin Groovy/Anything Goes/Secret Life/Harpers Bizarre 4/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
Warner/El (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $29.99 38.99
An amazing set – all four of the legendary Warner Brothers albums by harmony giants Harpers Bizarre – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Feelin Groovy – the fab first LP by Harpers Bizarre! The group were one of the strangest pop ensembles operating in the seminal LA scene of the mid 60s – ostensibly a sweet harmony vocal group, but with a strangely childish approach that also had an ear open for the mind-blowing production styles of the Brian Wilson era. Van Dyke Parks was a big supporter of the group – and they perform a sublime version of his tune "Come To The Sunshine" as the leadoff track on the album – and even though Van Dyke didn't handle the arrangements of the record, the style of the music is very similar to his own, with guitar, bass, and drums coming into play with strings, woodwinds, and baroque orchestral touches. The record is as dark as it is sublime – one of those pop gems that hit big, but which has a brooding depth bubbling underneath the sugary coating – ala Pet Sounds. Tracks include "Happy Talk", "The Debutantes Ball", "I Can Hear The Darkness", "Raspberry Rug", and their huge hit version of "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)". Next is Anything Goes – the group's second album – and while it has a lot of similarities with the first, it's also a lot deeper of an expression of their strange blend of harmony vocals, sweet 60s pop, and the nostalgia for the early 20th century that was running through the Burbank Warner scene that included a young Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Lenny Waronker, and other LA underground of the mid 60s. The whole record fits together beautifully – beginning with an old-timey radio kind of announcer, then sliding into sublimely crafted harmony tunes that include originals from the LA luminaries and the group, plus a few other surprising covers. Titles include the hit version of "Anything Goes", plus "The Biggest Night Of Her Life", "Milord", "Virginia City", "High Coin", "Jessie", "This Is Only The Beginning", and "You Need A Change". The Secret Life Of Harpers Bizarre is the third album by Harpers Bizarre – and one that shows them growing in leaps and bounds with each new release! The record is a sublime fusion of sweet pop California 60s harmonies (ala The Sandpipers or The Lettermen), baroque arrangements with a fake dreamy nostalgia (ala Van Dyke Parks or Randy Newman), and drug-addled underground takes on the eazy sound of the generation (ala Brian Wilson or Love). This album is one of their most perfectly-realized visions, and it features a great blend of older songs, all hipped-up to modern LA arrangements by the likes of Nick De Caro, Perry Botkin, and others. The record has an approach that's simply mindblowing when you consider the amount of funds and effort that must have been put into a record that would only be truly appreciated 40 years later – and it's filled with great titles that include "Me, Japanese Boy", "Look To The Rainbow", "Funny How Love Can Be", "Mad", "Green Apple Tree", and "Las Mananitas". Last up is the group's fourth album, unfortunately, the last Warner album by Harpers Bizarre – one of the few testaments of genius left to us by this incredible group! The record shows the group moving past the sweet pop and dreamy nostalgia of earlier albums – tentatively stepping into the haze of the late 60s LA scene with a blend of songs that share a lot musically with earlier work, but which also seem to have a more adult approach to some of their themes. Arrangements are by the group mostly – with help from pop geniuses like Jack Nitzsche, Nick De Caro, Lenny Waronker, Harry Nilsson, and Perry Botkin Jr. The harmonies are sublime – and the group effortlessly blends original tunes like "Soft Soundin Music", "All Through The Night", "When The Band Begins To Play", and "There's No Time Like Today, along with bizarre covers like "Hard To Handle", "Something Better", "I Love You Alice B Toklas", and Jim Pepper's "Witchi Tai To", which is worth the price of the record alone! Bonus tracks include "Both Sides Now", "Small Talk", "Poly High", "If We Ever Needed The Lord Before", "Malibu U", "Cotton Candy Sandman", "Lost My Love Today", and "Bye Bye Bye". CD

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Tubby HayesNew Edition – Rare Radio Recordings 1958 to 1962 ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
Rare BBC recordings from Tubby Hayes – working here with the Jazz Couriers, the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra, Victor Feldman, Walter Bishop Jr, and his own quartet and quintet. 30 tracks in all! CD
(2018 pressing, includes obi.)

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Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)Balance ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99
Really fantastic material from legendary pianist Abdullah Ibrahim – a set cut with a larger group of musicians, which we like even more than Ibrahim's work in a solo or trio format! The group here is his Ekaya ensemble – who flesh out Abdullah's larger musical ideas in a really great way – providing this sensitive soul and spirit for his work on piano – which, after all these years, still echoes the rhythmic impulses that made him such a standout in the 60s – but which also has this matured approach to color and tone that's really wonderful – and beautifully illuminated by the group! Players include Cleave Guyton Jr on alto and flute, Lance Bryant on tenor, Andrea Murchison on trombone, and Marshall McDonald on baritone – and the rhythm section features great work from Will Terrill on drums, and Noah Jackson on bass and cello. Titles include "Jabula", "Tuangu Guru", "ZB2", "Dreamtime", "Nisa", "Tonegawa", and "Devotion". CD

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Incredible Bongo Band/Ollie Nightingale/SylversThing With Two Heads ... LP
Pride, 1972. Near Mint- ... $18.99
We're not sure how much of this music was actually used in the crazy movie about a man with two heads from two races (white and black, natch – and starring Rosie Grier and Ray Miland), but it was produced by Michael Viner (then head of the hip Pride/MGM soul imprint), and includes two great tracks from his Incredible Bongo Band ("Bongolia" and "Bongo Rock"), plus two Ollie Nightingale cuts ("Here I Am Again" and "May The Best Man Win") and two Sylver's cuts (including the break classic "Fools Paradise".) Sammy Davis Jr. and Jerry Butler contribute two other great tracks (Butler does "A Prayer", one of his best 70's tracks), and the whole thing's a groovy comp of stuff on the MGM/Pride label! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut out hole in one corner, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Milt Jackson with The Clayton Hamilton Jazz OrchExplosive! ... CD
WEA, 1999. Used ... $2.99
Milt Jackson on vibes with John Clayton Jr on bass, Jeff Hamilton on drums & Jeff Clayton on lead alto sax, flute & clarinet. CD

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Quincy Jones & Bill CosbyNew Mixes Vol 1 ... CD
Concord, 1969. Used ... $4.99
A classic funky soundtrack – remixed! In a surprisingly great move, Concord Records follows their re-release of the soundtrack to the original Bill Cosby Show of the late 60s with remixes of the Quincy Jones tunes by a variety of current producers! The work really steps off from the original sound of the show's music – using the best bits and quirky standout moments of the tracks, but crafting them into grooves that fit the specific moods of eacy of the producers. This is way more than a simple remix project, and is probably better stated by the "new mixes" title – with tracks that include "Where's Eddie" by Echo, "Jimmy's Theme" by Mario Caldato Jr, "Pelando" by Los Amigos Invisibles, "Along Came Mr Nobody" by Ursula 1000, "Matthew Herbert's Technically Amateur Mix" by Herbert, "Valeurs Personelles" by Cornershop, and "Miss Leslie" by Soulive. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Joyce & Tutty MorenoSamba Jazz & Outras Bossas ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2007. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Incredibly lovely work from Joyce – quite possibly her best album in years, and a set that's filled with the same scatting brilliance we loved in her classics from the 70s and 80s! The set's done in collaboration with husband/drummer Tutty Moreno – and the pair lead a small combo with a nicely jazzy feel that further enforces the freely soaring lines in Joyce's vocals! Instrumentation includes a shifting array of saxes, flute, clarinet, and piano – plus plenty of warm guitar from Joyce, played with a crystal clear and sensitive sound. Titles include "Garoto", "Sabe Quem", "Tema Pro Baden", "Bodas De Vinil", "Magica", "Penalty", "April Child", "Shangri-La", and a great cover of Tenorio Jr's classic "Embalo". CD

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✨✧ Juarez & His OrchestraBossa Nova Brasil ... LP
ABC, 1962. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A gem of a record from the early 60s – a freewheeling set of bossa jazz, played by the combo of tenor saxophonist Juarez! There's a fluid, open groove to the record that's mighty nice – really romping rhythms that set fire to the tenor of Juarez right from the start – as he moves in long, soulful lines filled with plenty of improvisation – and leaps along with the grooves of the group, which also includes Nelson Dos Santos on trombone, Neco on guitar, and either Fats Elpidio or Tenorio Jr on piano! There's no string or other larger orchestrations – just tight core instrumentation, all acoustic – and mighty nice throughout. Titles include "Tema Pra Dede", "Lobo Bobo", "Direi Depois", "Samba Toff", "Maria Ninguem", "O Amor Que Acabou", and "Sincopado Triste". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has some ringwear.)

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Abbey LincolnAbbey Is Blue ... LP
Riverside/Craft, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99 On May 28, 2021
Key early work by Abbey – not so much the "blue" album you'd guess from the title, but a session that's filled with the kind of anger and emotion that makes us love her so much when she's this good! The group here is very hip – an ensemble brought to the date by her then-partner Max Roach – with Max on drums, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, and Julian Preister on trombone – all working with Abbey in a mode that's quite similar to her best appearances on Roach records from the same stretch! Titles include her amazing early version of "Afro Blue", plus "Lonely House", "Come Sunday", "Let Up", and a great version of Oscar Brown, Jr's "Brother Where Are You?" LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Abbey Is Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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Abbey LincolnAbbey Is Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1959. Used ... $19.99
Key early work by Abbey – no so much the "blue" album you'd guess from the title, but a session that's filled with the kind of anger and emotion that makes us love her so much when she's this good! The group here is very hip – an ensemble brought to the date by her then-partner Max Roach – with Max on drums, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, and Julian Preister on trombone – all working with Abbey in a mode that's quite similar to her best appearances on Roach records from the same stretch! Titles include her amazing early version of "Afro Blue", plus "Lonely House", "Come Sunday", "Let Up", and a great version of Oscar Brown, Jr's "Brother Where Are You?" CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Chuck Mangione70 Miles Young ... LP
A&M, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Chris Vadala, Don Grolnick, Charles Meeks, Davis Spinozza, James Bradley Jr, Paulinho Da Costa, Don Potter, Ron Leonard, Larry Carlton, Carl Lockett, Bob Mann, John Tropea, Tony Levin, Steve Gadd, Ralph MacDonald, and Gerry Vinci. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Gap MangioneSuite Lady ... LP
A&M, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Mangione plays Arp Soloist, Fender Rhodes, Yamaha CS80, and piano, accompanied by Larry Carlton on guitar, Robert Pops Popwell and Abraham Laboriel on bass, Peter Donald and Ralph Humphrey on drums, Jeff Porcaro on drums and percussion, Greg Mathieson on piano, Chuck Findley on trumpets, Bill Reichenbach Jr on trombone, and Vincent DeRosa on french horn. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and small promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Naoya MatsuokaFall On The Avenue ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Features Matsuoka on keyboards, Roland Vazquez and Omar Hakim on drums, Francisco Centeno on bass, Dean Brown on guitar, Nicky Marrero on timbales, Ray Barretto and Jerry Gonzalez on congas, Jose Mangual Jr on percussion, and Ray Maldonado on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the obi and insert. Cover has light ring and edge wear.)

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Christian McBrideMovement Revisited ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A really fantastic large project by Christian McBride – maybe one of his most ambitious records ever, and one that really lives up to its intention! The movement here is the Civil Rights movement – recalled through the words of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, and Dr Martin Luther King Jr – then set to jazz instrumentation by a wonderful lineup that includes Warren Wolf on vibes, Steve Wilson on alto and flute, Ron Blake on tenor and soprano sax, Michael Dease and Steve Davis on trombones, Lew Soloff on trumpet, and Geoffrey Keezer on piano. Four different figures each take on the voices, with an approach that's as great as the music – actors Wendell Pierce, Vondie Curtis Hall, and Dion Graham – plus poet Sonia Sanchez – often shifting the words of the key figures throughout a single musical work, with results that are surprisingly powerful. Titles include "Brother Malcolm", "Sister Rosa", "Rumble In The Jungle", "Ali Speaks", "Soldiers", and "A View From The Mountaintop". A fantastic record – and one that reminds us of the great power in this nation, at a time when its light is sometimes eclipsed. CD

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✨✧ Les McCannPump It Up ... CD
ESC, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Les McCann on piano and vocals, Abraham Laboriel and Marcus Miller on bass, Dean Brown and Paul Jackson Jr. on guitar, Billy Preston and Ricky Peterson on Hammond B3 organ, Keith Anderson and Tom Saviano on saxophone, Bill Churchville on trumpet, Paulinho Da Costa on percussion and congas, John Robinson on dums, and backing vocals by Jim Gilstrap, Margaret Fowler, and Maxayn Lewis. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gary McFarland/Grady Tate/Bobby ScottSlaves (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Skye/Muzak (Japan), 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
An unusual little soundtrack to this obscure pre-Roots film about slavery – handled with some very nice touches from Gary McFarland, Bobby Scott, and Grady Tate! The music is penned by Scott, and is mostly in that hip blend of jazz and soul roots that he was using on some of his own 60s vocal work – but expanded a bit more here with the groovier styles of Skye Records, thanks to arrangements and conducting from Gary McFarland! The work's not as funky as you might expect, but is still plenty darn great – and there's a few instrumental numbers that are especially great here. Grady Tate sings on the vocal ones, often in the deep-voiced style of his own Skye albums – but with an approach that's a bit more down home and soul-based, which is a nice change – almost like Oscar Brown Jr at the best moments. A number of tracks are done in both instrumental and vocal versions – and titles include "Nightwind", "Slaves", "Black Lullabye", "Another Mornin", and "Pickin Cotton". CD
(Gatefold cover version – just like the original album!)

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✨✧ Charles MingusPithecanthropus Erectus (180 gram Japanese pressing) ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An amazing record – quite possibly one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, and a session that has Charles Mingus stepping boldly forward in a whole new direction! The album shakes loose the sometimes too-academic modern tones of Mingus albums from the previous year or two – and unleashes the bold, raw emotion that would drive him firmly into the 60s – a new sense of freedom in music, filled with poetry, anger, joy, and life! The tracks are all quite long – and played by a sharp quintet with Mingus on bass, Jackie McLean on alto sax, JR Monterose on tenor, Mal Waldron on piano, and Willie Jones on drums. Titles include "Pithecantrhopus Erectus", "A Foggy Day", "Love Chant", and "Profile of Jackie". The whole thing bubbles over with an anger and intensity that you hardly find in other Mingus albums, and if you've ever heard a weak Mingus album, and wondered what all the fuss was about, you owe it to yourself to own this one! We promise that it will never ever let you down. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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