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✨✧ Wynton MarsalisJazz Hour With Wynton Marsalis With Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers Vol 1 – Time Will Tell ... CD
Jazz Hour (Portugal), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wynton MarsalisJazz Hour With Wynton Marsalis With Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers Vol 2 – My Ideal ... CD
Jazz Hour (Portugal), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Woody HermanWoody Herman & The Fourth Herd Live In Stereo – 1963 Summer Tour ... CD
Jazz Hour, 1963. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marcus MillerLive In Lugano ... CD
Jazz Hour, 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Sammy Davis Jr & Count BasieOur Shining Hour ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
A brilliant album that follows on the trend that was begun by Sinatra and Tony Bennett – one that takes strong jazz backings from Count Basie to push a singer past the usual pop format! Sammy didn't always get backing this strong – and the album's got Quincy Jones handling the arrangements for Basie in the same mode the he used on the Sinatra/Basie sides for Reprise. Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "She's A Woman", "New York City Blues", "Work Song", and "Blues For Mr Charlie" – and the album even features Sammy doing a bit of tap dancing! CD
(Out of print, some light penmarks inside booklet.)
Also available Our Shining Hour ... LP 4.99

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Sammy Davis Jr & Count BasieOur Shining Hour ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A brilliant album that follows on the trend that was begun by Sinatra and Tony Bennett – one that takes strong jazz backings from Count Basie to push a singer past the usual pop format! Sammy didn't always get backing this strong – and the album's got Quincy Jones handling the arrangements for Basie in the same mode the he used on the Sinatra/Basie sides for Reprise. Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "She's A Woman", "New York City Blues", "Work Song", and "Blues For Mr Charlie" – and the album even features Sammy doing a bit of tap dancing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Our Shining Hour ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Charles MingusJazz Workshop Concerts 1964/1965 (7CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, 1964/1965. Used 7CD ... $119.99
Key moments in the career of Charles Mingus – all recorded during the crucial years of 1964 and 1965, and featuring the first-time release of a fair bit of live material too! The set represents the first full presentation of recordings that have appeared piecemeal on a handful of obscure releases – self-released records from Mingus himself – Town Hall, My Favorite Quintet, and Music Written For Monterey – all really expanded here with the full recordings of the tracks, and unreleased titles provided from the original tapes! Mingus was really on fire during these years – severed from most of his bigger label associations, and freely working on some of his most inventive ideas with various smaller groups of players – all fresh young talents who were key interpreters of Charles' ideas – including Johnny Coles and Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, Jimmy Owens on trumpet and flugelhorn, Charles McPherson on alto sax, Clifford Jordan on tenor, Jaki Byard on piano, Eric Dolphy on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. The stalwart Dannie Richmond is on drums, and the sides represent some of Dolphy's last, and most important recordings on the planet – recordings done at Town Hall and in Amsterdam in April of 1964 – in addition to live material at Monterey in 1964 and 1965, in Minneapolis in May of 1965. Tracks are all quite long – some pushing the half-hour timing – and as with the best live Mingus, there's variations here that go way past any studio readings – really incredible solo flights that are still beautifully integrated with the ideas of the main group. Titles include "So Long Eric", "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk", "Mingus Piano Solo", "Bird Preamble", "Themeless Blues", "Copa City Titty", "A Lonely Day In Selma", "Cocktails For Two", "Praying With Eric", "Parkeriana", "ATFW", "Meditations On A Pair Of Wire Cutters", and "Meditations On Integration". 7CDs, limited edition, and with a great book of notes too! CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition. Includes original box, book and all 7CDs – all still sealed!)

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Denny ZeitlinShining Hour – Live At The Trident ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An excellent live outing from pianist Denny Zeitlin – recorded at the height of his early powers! The session's got a fresly new conception to piano-based jazz – a style that resonates nicely with the best 60s work of Steve Kuhn or Keith Jarrett, sharing some of the tenderness of the former and the sense of color of the latter. Rhythm is from the team of Charlie Haden on bass and Jerry Granelli on drums – and Haden's bass is an especially powerful force in the set, pushing out the tunes with a flowing quality that pulsates nicely even on the more gentle numbers. Titles include "Lonely Woman", "Where Does It Lead", "My Shining Hour", "Spur Of The Moment", and "Carole's Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound pressing.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisHour With The Ramsey Lewis Trio ... LP
Argo, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite a rare thing for a jazz album of the time – nearly 60 minutes of music on one disc, something that was almost unheard-of in the days of 30 minute sessions! As the notes explain, the whole thing sounded so good that the engineer let the tape run more than he might in a usual set – allowing Ramsey and his trio with Redd Holt and Eldee Young to open up on a few tracks, taking 3 of the numbers into the 7 minute range. Other tunes are shorter, but equally imaginative, and titles include strong versions of "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Love For Sale", "I Love Paris", "Song Of India", "Consider The Source", and "The Ruby & The Pearl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in a black & white cover, with a cutout notch and some pen on back.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The title may be a simple one, but the record really marks a key point in John Coltrane's development – an embrace of the newer freedoms allowed to him at Atlantic Records, but in a way that's a bit more subtle than some of his other work for the label! At one level, the record moves at the same groove as Trane's later Prestige years – with rhythm mostly from Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – carving out some sharp lines for Coltrane to cascade over on tenor sax. Yet there's also a new sense of darkness here too – one that moves into edgier territory, and which isn't nearly as settled in as before. These qualities sneak out of both original numbers like "Harmonique", "Fifth House", and "Like Sonny" – as well as standards like "My Shining Hour" and "Little Old Lady". And they really come to the forefront on the classic "Village Blues" – the one track that features the new Coltrane group of McCoy Tyner, Steve Davis, and Elvin Jones! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rockefeller label pressing in a barcode cover.)

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Charles BrackeenRhythm X – The Music Of Charles Brackeen (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
The only album ever cut as a leader by tenor saxophonist Charles Brackeen during his early years – and a real standout in the catalog of the legendary Strata East label! The set's got an unusual history – in that it's part of the Dolphy Series, recorded before the label started by Clifford Jordan – as a way of giving a strong showcase to so many new ideas that were bursting in jazz during the late 60s! Here, Brackeen's tenor is set up with a trio of musicians most familiarly associated with Ornette Coleman – Don Cherry on trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums – a unit that's completely on fire, and freer than before – yet each graced with such strong individuality, every aspect of the record is a complete delight. Brackeen is amazing (why the hell didn't he record more like this at the time?) – but the bass, trumpet, and drums are all very distinct too – the perfect power of free improvisation when it's done right. Titles include "Rhythm X", "Hour Glass", "CB Blues", and "Charles Concept". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Ray CharlesGenius Sings The Blues (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
Ray Charles in a nicely maturing mode – on a record from later in his Atlantic Records years, definitely paving the way forward for his 60s classics on ABC! The tunes are blues, but not in the way that Charles first started recording on earlier singles for Atlantic – as there's a bit more class, care, and a strong current of jazz that Ray was bringing more and more to his music as the years went on. Titles include the Charles originals "Hard Times", "I Believe To My Soul", "Mr Charles Blues", "I Wonder Who", "Some Day Baby", and "Nobody Cares" – plus nice takes on "I'm Movin On" and "The Midnight Hour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)

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DefunktThermonuclear Sweat ... LP
Hannibal, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
While part of us wants to identify Joseph Bowie's avant jazz background and the links to the downtown early 80s scene, we think it's more than fair to just put Defunkt into a class of their own as horn driven modern funk. This time out the group is made up of John Mulkerin, Kelvyn Bell, Kim Clarke and Kenny Martin, with some help from Vernon Reid, Richard Martin, Dave Hubbard and Clarence Taylor but the groove is very much in the vein of their earlier efforts, seamlessly melding jazzy riffs and tight grooves with some occasional nods to the black rock movement and their off kilter post punk peers. 8 tracks in all, including "Illusion", "I Tried To Live Alone", "Cocktail Hour (Blue Bossa)", "Ooh Baby", "Avoid The Funk", "Big Bird (Au Private)", "For The Love Of Money" and "Believing In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)

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Dave DeRoseAgile Experiments Vol 1 ... LP
Dave De Rose Music (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Really compelling work from the farther reaches of the UK jazz scene – a series of "agile experiments" from drummer Dave DeRose – who works here with other musicians from the scene in a series of unbridled improvisations! The work was created with two guiding principles – the musicians could not discuss or plan their performance together in advance, and they would also play for a full hour, with no breaks at all! The idea grew out of a series of live performances, but then was captured by Dave in the studio – with results that are as varied as the musicians involved. Some selections are very unusual and almost abstract, others have a more familiar free jazz mode – and the ability of DeRose to shift in these spaces is one of the highlights of the set. The first volume includes performances with John Edwards on bass and Dan Nicholls on electronics; Rory Simmons on trumpet and electronics and George Crowley on saxes and effects; Dan Nicholls on electronics and Karl Vanden Bossche on percussion; Tom Challenger on saxes and Colin Somervell on bass; Sam Crowe on Rhodes and effects and Level Nevill Malcolm on bass; and Dario Rossetti Bonell on guitar and effects. LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing, hand-numbered limited edition of 200 copies!)

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Dave DeRoseAgile Experiments Vol 2 ... LP
Dave De Rose Music (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Really compelling work from the farther reaches of the UK jazz scene – a series of "agile experiments" from drummer Dave DeRose – who works here with other musicians from the scene in a series of unbridled improvisations! The work was created with two guiding principles – the musicians could not discuss or plan their performance together in advance, and they would also play for a full hour, with no breaks at all! The idea grew out of a series of live performances, but then was captured by Dave in the studio – with results that are as varied as the musicians involved. Some selections are very unusual and almost abstract, others have a more familiar free jazz mode – and the ability of DeRose to shift in these spaces is one of the highlights of the set. The second volume features performances with John Edwards on bass and Dan Nicholls on electronics; Rory Simmons on trumpet and electronics and George Crowley on sax and effects; Barnaby Keen on vocals, Nathaniel Keen on guitar, and Colin Somervell on bass; Tom Challenger on saxes and Colin Somervell on bass; Sam Crowe on Rhodes and effects and Level Neville Malcolm on bass; and Ruth Goller on bass and effects, and George Crowley and Josh Arcoleo on saxes. LP, Vinyl record album
(First pressing, hand-numbered limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ Carmen LundyNight & Day ... CD
Afrasia, 1987. Used ... $9.99
Beautiful music from Carmen Lundy – her first album ever, and originally only issued in Japan! Right from the start, Lundy is one of the freshest, freest, most soulful jazz singers you'll ever hear – working here with a tight acoustic group that's in an instantly classic mode – quite different than the styles most other jazz singers were using in the mid 80s – a time when so many others were faltering, while Carmen was strong at the start! Musicians on the set are a very elite group – Ricky Ford on tenor, Rodney Jones on guitar, Kenny Kirkland on piano, and Curtis Lundy on bass – and songs are mostly familiar numbers, but opened up by Lundy with that undeniable talent she has for really transforming a tune. Titles include "Night & Day", "My Shining Hour", "Willow Weep For Me", "More Than You Know", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Easy To Love", and "My Old Flame". CD

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Mulgrew MillerWingspan ... CD
Landmark, 1987. Used ... $14.99
A beautiful set from Mulgrew Miller – one of his greatest albums as a leader, and exemplary of the kind of underground jazz that was still bubbling strong in the 80s! The set features Miller's quintet with Kenny Garrett on alto and flute, Steve Nelson on vibes, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums – led by Miller in a range of expressive styles carried off with effortless ease. There's some really nice numbers on here with a gentle and soulful groove – mixing vibes, piano, and alto in wonderful shades of colors and tone. Titles include "Sonhos Do Brasil", "Wingspan", "One's Own Room", "The Eleventh Hour", and "Soul Leo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Will VinsonIt's All Right With Three ... CD
Criss Cross (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
The title's a bit of a pun on an old Cole Porter tune, but it's also a great statement of the strengths of reedman Will Vinson in a trio setting – as he really stretches out here, with just the guitar of Gilad Hekselman and drums of Antonio Sanchez for accompaniment! The tunes are a mix of rhythmic numbers that have the rhythms carving out space for Vinson's angular work on alto and soprano – and others that are more warmly chromatic, and make strong use of Hekelsman's guitar. Titles include "Where Are You", "Resting Jazz Face", "Down Homeless", "My Shining Hour", "The Pines", and "Samurai Hee Haw". CD

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Andrew WhiteGigtime 2000 Vol 4 – Keep On Dancin Baby ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1998. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
A massive live date from the legendary Andrew White – stretched out over the course of four different volumes, as a rich testament to White's never-ending creative energy! The album's a brilliant later example of his mighty, but overlooked talents – a free-thinking way of handling the saxophone that we've loved since his youthful days in the JFK Quintet, and his 70s experiments inspired by Coltrane – plus a later legacy of work that's made White one of the true individuals in American jazz of the past few decades! His tone is incredible throughout – offbeat and biting, and supported here with work by Allyn Johnson on piano, T Howard Curtis on drums, and the great Steve Novosel on bass. Titles on this fourth volume include "Hoochy Gooch", "Red Top", "Sweet Hour Of Prayer", "Giant Steps", "Naima", and "Four Saints". CD

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VariousBest Of Rare Mod – 60 Prime Cuts Of 60s Underground Rhythm N Blues, Psych & Soul (3CD set) ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
Genius work from the British scene of the 60s – a big box of rare tracks from that first mod movement in the UK – a time when the young sound of London burst forth in ways of soul, psych, garage, and R&B! This 60-track package brings together some of the most stunning tracks from the Rare Mod CD series – and as with that great run, this album features a fair bit of material that was either not released at the time, or which was very obscure even then – and as such, it goes way way farther than some of the major label collections that sometimes fly the mod banner, but usually just feature overplayed oldies! That's not the case with this one, as you'll find a huge amount of music here to discover – even if you bough mod singles back in the day, or have been plumbing other compilations over the years. Titles include "In The Midnight Hour" by Kenny Bernard & the Wranglers, "I Like What I'm Trying To Do" by Waywood Ellis, "I'm A Man" by The Top Six, "Keep Me Covered" by The Frays, "New Directions" by Dave Anthony's Moods, "Sing A Simple Song" by The Ossie Layne Show, "Two Can Make It Together" by Tony & Tandy, "Hello Blinkers" by The Blinkers, "Holding On" by Geno Washington, "Marching Off To War" by Richard Kent Style, "Wait For Me" by Fleur De Lys, "Soul Sister Brown Sugar" by Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, "Road Runner" by Syd's Crowd, "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" by The Clique, "So Bad" by Steve Howe, and "This Old Heart Of Mine" by Donnie Elbert. CD

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VariousPeanut Butter Wolf Presents – Stones Throw Ten Years (plus bonus mix CD) ... CD
Stones Throw, 1990s/2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
A great 2CD set of some of the best underground hip hop, deep funk and hazy leftfield jazz groove of the past decade on Stones Throw – compiled by Peanut Butter Wolf from the first 10 years of releases put out by his mightily influential label – some of which is appearing on CD for the first time ever! The well chosen tracklist is a wonderful overview of the far-reaching, but still strangely connected sounds Stones Throw has gifted us with over the years. You get the work of relative superstar projects led by J Dilla & Madlib, the anything goes jazzy soul sounds from Aloe Blacc and Dudley Perkins, straighter hip hop from MED, atmospheric digital grooves from Kousik, hard hitting funky soul from Stark Reality and Co-Real Artists, and so much more! The first retrospective of what we hope will be more decades of Stones Throw to come! 25 tracks in disc 1: "The Red" by Jaylib, "In Your Area" by Peanut Butter Wolf feat Planet Asia, "Low Class Conspiracy" by Quasimoto, "America's Most Blunted" by Madvillain, "Two Can Win" by J Dilla, "Take Me" by Fabulous Souls, "What About You" by Co-Real Artists, "Move Pt 2" by Oh No feat J Dilla & Roc C, "The Payback" by Madlib, "Falling" by Dudley Perkins, "Sunrays" by Yesterdays New Quintet, "Arrive" by Aloe Blacc, "Whenimondamic" by Lootpack, "Comrades & Dreams" (PB Wolf mix) by Stark Reality and more! Disc 2 is a bangin' hour long mix set featuring many of the above mentioned titles – and more from the Stones Throw vault – spun by DJ J Rocc! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ornette Coleman & Prime TimeVirgin Beauty ... CD
Portrait, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant later work from Ornette Coleman – quite adventurous stuff, too! By the late 80s, the shock of the new of Ornette's harmolodic sound had worn off enough that majors like CBS/Portrait were more than willing to invest in it – but for every catchy modern groove here, there's a left turn into more subtly daring territory! A few tracks feature Jerry Garcia – "3 Wishes", "Singing In The Shower", and "Desert Player" – and his jazz-folk-psych improv guitar style is a pretty wild match for Ornette and Prime Time. We didn't give those cuts nearly enough credit to over the years! The Garcia-less tracks show Ornette's awareness of hip hop and funky fusion, but he doesn't cop to trends. It's more that he's showing his continuing relevance in the 80s landscape. The group features Denard Coleman on percussion and keys, Calvin Weston on drums, Al MacDowell and Chris Walker on bass, Bern Nix and Charlee Ellerbe on guitars, and Ornette on alto, trumpet and violin. Other tunes include "Happy Hour", "Bourgeois Boogie", and "Spelling The Alphabet". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mulgrew MillerWingspan ... LP
Landmark, 1987. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful set from Mulgrew Miller – one of his greatest albums as a leader, and exemplary of the kind of underground jazz that was still bubbling strong in the 80s! The set features Miller's quintet with Kenny Garrett on alto and flute, Steve Nelson on vibes, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums – led by Miller in a range of expressive styles carried off with effortless ease. There's some really nice numbers on here with a gentle and soulful groove – mixing vibes, piano, and alto in wonderful shades of colors and tone. Titles include "Sonhos Do Brasil", "Wingspan", "One's Own Room", "The Eleventh Hour", and "Soul Leo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in limited supply!)
Also available Wingspan ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Rudiger Carl IncKing Alcohol (New Version) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1972. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest moment ever on record from Rudiger Carl – and not just because the album is "dedicated to all drinker friends"! Despite that embrace of alcohol, the record's got a very sobering power – as the group is a free jazz trio, working in the best bracing early FMP way – with Carl on tenor, Gunter Christmann on trombone, and Detlef Shoenenberg on drums – all turning their instruments inside out as they madly, freely, explosively work off the power of one another! Christmann is especially amazing – and this album might well be to his trombone what the late 60s FMP sides were to Brotzmann's tenor – although Detlef's drums are pretty amazing too – very different than any contemporaries or precursors, and worth the price of admission alone. Titles include "Thrombose", "King Alcohol", "AEIOU", and "Rush Hour/Something/Triotrip". Plus, this 2CD reissue adds in an astounding 70 more minutes of unreleased recordings from the same sessions! CD
 
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✨✧ Ray CharlesGenius After Hours (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A later Atlantic Records set from Ray Charles – a record that does a lot more to show off the jazz side of his talents than some of his earlier work! Ray plays piano, and works in a few different small combos – with players who include Joseph Bridgewater and John Hunt on trumpets, David Fathead Newman on alto and tenor, Emmott Dennis on baritone, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. The record features some nice originals – like "Genius After Hours", "Hornful Soul", "Joy Ride", "Dawn Ray", and "Charlesville" – all showing a different side of Ray's talents than you'd know from his singles! LP, Vinyl record album
(Record Store Crawl Exclusive pressing, limited to brick & mortar stores. Just 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanAfter Hours (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album that really put Sarah Vaughan on the map – a killer set that really showed how sultry jazz vocals could sound in the postwar years – never overtone, nor torchy-cliched – but right on the money, with a sense of grace and poise that few others can match – even after all these decades! Tracks include "Black Coffee", "After Hours", "Street Of Dreams", "My Reverie", "I Cried For You", "Deep Purple", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine with moisture stains along the bottom 3 inches.)

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✨✧ VariousWildflowers – New York Loft Jazz 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Douglas (France), 1976. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from the New York avant scene of the mid 70s – an important series of recordings done by Alan Douglas, and sides that initially broke the creative spirit of the scene to a much wider audience! There's a loose, openly creative spirit to these recordings that's a marked change from the intensity of the New York avant recordings of the 70s – a maturity, and confidence, that's come from some of the players' previous work in avant scenes in Chicago, St Louis, and elsewhere – coming together in New York's limelight with some really amazing energy! This 3CD set brings together tracks from all 5 volumes of the original LPs – over 3 hours' of music, with work by players who include Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre and David Murray on tenors; Ken McIntyre, Marion Brown, Oliver Lake, Jimmy Lyons, and Byard Lancaster on alto saxes; Randy Weston, Anthony Davis, and Sonelius Smith on piano; Ted Daniel, Leo Smith, and Olu Dara on trumpet; Khan Jamal on vibes, George Lewis on trombone, Jerome cooper on percussion, and many others too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ArgusArgus ... LP
Sommor (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... $25.99
Plenty of fuzz, heavy drums, and basslines that certainly make our speakers rumble – all in support of the raw lead vocals that really send the whole thing home! Argus are an obscure UK hard rock quartet from the early 70s – and their near-complete work is presented here, with a searing intensity that should have gotten these guys a big label contract at the time – especially when guitarist Del Watkins really takes off with his solos! The set also features a few tracks by Anaconda – a later incarnation of the group, added here to round out the five Argus tracks – and that later group actually features some jazzy flute, which is a nice touch. Argus titles include "Road Of Life", "Friend Of Mine", "Twenty Four Hours", and "Superstition" – and Anaconda titles include "Funk Song", "Jubilee Shuffle", and "77 St Thomas Road". LP, Vinyl record album

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JR BaileyJust Me & You ... CD
MAM/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. Used ... $12.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul DesmondFirst Place Again (180 gram Japanese pressing) ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
The first big Paul Desmond solo album of the 60s – and a standout set that's very much in the tradition of his best work on RCA! This rare side was cut for Warner Brothers during a time when they were taking a brief dip into jazz – and it's a rarely-heard set that features Jim Hall on guitar, Connie Kay on drums, and Percy Heath on bass, all backing up Paul with a spare "after hours" sound that's a marked change from his tightly woven work with Brubeck. Desmond's alto is full of possibilities here – working wonders with familiar tunes like "Greensleeves", "You Go To My Head", "Time After Time", and "East Of The Sun" – as well as with the John Lewis modern number "2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Jazz Analog Premium Collection!)

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Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left ... CD
Island (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $6.99
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep Drake's music fresher than most as the decades move on – and which makes each song here a really rich discovery – even if, like us, you've heard the album hundreds of times in the past! The production is wonderful – with slight underscorings of strings that help unlock dark corners of the songs – and tracks include the classic "River Man" – easily one of Nick's best songs ever – plus "Fruit Tree", "Day Is Done", "Three Hours", "Saturday Sun", and "Time Has Told Me". A record we'd never part with – ever! CD
Also available Five Leaves Left (deluxe box set – with poster, download, and more) ... LP 53.99

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Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left (deluxe box set – with poster, download, and more) ... LP
Island, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $53.99 59.98
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep Drake's music fresher than most as the decades move on – and which makes each song here a really rich discovery – even if, like us, you've heard the album hundreds of times in the past! The production is wonderful – with slight underscorings of strings that help unlock dark corners of the songs – and tracks include the classic "River Man" – easily one of Nick's best songs ever – plus "Fruit Tree", "Day Is Done", "Three Hours", "Saturday Sun", and "Time Has Told Me". A record we'd never part with – ever! Incredible box set – limited edition – with an authentic reproduction of the original 1969 pressing of the record on audiophile vinyl, plus Nick's handwritten lyrics to two songs, a replica shop poster, and bonus voucher for downloads in different formats! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Five Leaves Left ... CD 6.99

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Jutta HippJutta Hipp At The Hickory House – Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the few American albums by Jutta Hipp – a key figure in the German jazz scene of the postwar years, recording here at the Hickory House in New York! The album's a trio date, but it's got more than enough modern energy to warrant inclusion in the Blue Note 1500 series of the 50s – thanks in part to Hipp's forceful, angular approach to the keys of the piano – and also to some great accompaniment from Peter Ind on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums! As usual, Thigpen takes things past any expectations you might have for the trio format – with a great lively touch on the drum kit that keeps the whole proceedings moving nicely. Tracks on this second volume include "After Hours", "Horacio", "Star Eyes", "The Squirrel", and "I Married An Angel". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Shirley HornLoads Of Love/Shirley Horn With Horns ... CD
Mercury, 1963. Used ... $2.99
2 early albums by the great Shirley Horn – back to back on one CD! On Loads Of Love, Shirley sings some somber ballads over large orchestrations by Jimmy Jones – in a mode that's different from recent work, but which also shows that she's a great singer with a really sensitive style. The groove's not as open as on some of her small combo recordings, but that also brings out a side of Shirley that you don't always hear on record – a committed, honest, slightly sad style that's quite striking, considering that this was one of Shirley's first albums. Titles include "That's No Joke", "Love For Sale", "Ten Cents A Dance", "Who Am I?", "Only The Lonely", and "Wild Is Love". Horn With Horns is hip stuff from Shirley – very mature and swinging jazz, despite any hokiness you might expect from the "with horns" tag. Arrangements are by Quincy Jones, Thad Jones, and Billy Byers – and the set list features some good current numbers, and a bunch of standards, all redone nicely in a 60s sophistijazz style. Tracks include "Wee Small Hours", "That Old Black Magic", "The Great City", "On The Street Where You Live", and "Let Me Love You". CD
(Out of print, a few tracks are highlighted on traycard artwork.)

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Joe HoustonWild Man Of The Tenor Sax ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Classic 50s tenor work from the mighty Joe Houston – west coast tenor star galore, and one of the strongest players to cross the line between jazz and R&B! The album features Joe blowing in a relatively uncomplicated mode overall – hitting some nice upbeat groovers, but also chilling out on a few more late nite tracks. Titles include "Hands Down", "Joggin Around", "Time For The Blues", "Got The Blues After Hours", "Joe's Lament", "Turn Around", and "Stompin With Joy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label pressing. Cover has aged clear tape on the seams and a center split in the spine.)

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✨✧ Ronny JordanAntidote ... CD
4th & Broadway, 1992. Used ... $7.99
A classic bit of London funky guitar from Ronny Jordan – the heir apparent to Grant Green and Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – and one of the best new players of his generation! The set takes the older funky guitar styles of the 60s soul jazz generation, and fuses it with a 90s nujazz approach – to come up with some tight groovers that have a surprisingly classic feel, yet which also sparkle with the fresher sounds of the time – some of the hip rhythms that were bubbling around in London during the Talking Loud and early Acid Jazz years. Titles include a great remake of "So What", the jazz/hip hop classic "Get To Grips", and the cuts "Cool & Funky", "Summer Smile", "Show Me", "Nite Spice", and "After Hours". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tom NehlsI Always Catch The Third Second Of A Yellow Light (2CDs with booklet) ... CD
Now Again, 1972. New Copy 2CDs ... $15.99 17.98
Beautiful music from a really unlikely source – sounds recorded in the Minneapolis underground years before Prince and The Replacements – handled by a young singer/songwriter who was just in high school at the time! Unlike other obscurities of this nature, which usually have more of a folk style at the core, Tom Nehls draws on some deeper, more complex modes – including a bit of jazz in the flute and keyboard lines of the tunes, but also maybe a nascent sense of new age cosmology too – which gets filtered into the recordings in a way that trips things out, but never in a way that's psych-oriented at all. Instead, the whole thing's got this honest but unassuming quality that's very much in the spirit of the title – songs that are written and sung in a fragile way, but which also show a genius that should have gotten more of a chance to express itself over the years. Nehls took a few months to record the whole thing with his friends – which again makes the record very different than usual works by a local artist who got the chance to grab a few hours of studio time – and the time and care really comes through in the music. Titles include "No People In The Forest", "The Underwater Symphony", "Words Can't Explain", "Clean Air", and the extended "Why" suite. 2CD version features a full bonus album of unreleased tracks – recorded by Nehls and friends during the few years after the core album. CD
Also available I Always Catch The Third Second Of A Yellow Light (with booklet & download) ... LP 49.99

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Tom NehlsI Always Catch The Third Second Of A Yellow Light (with booklet & download) ... LP
Now Again, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99 55.98
Beautiful music from a really unlikely source – sounds recorded in the Minneapolis underground years before Prince and The Replacements – handled by a young singer/songwriter who was just in high school at the time! Unlike other obscurities of this nature, which usually have more of a folk style at the core, Tom Nehls draws on some deeper, more complex modes – including a bit of jazz in the flute and keyboard lines of the tunes, but also maybe a nascent sense of new age cosmology too – which gets filtered into the recordings in a way that trips things out, but never in a way that's psych-oriented at all. Instead, the whole thing's got this honest but unassuming quality that's very much in the spirit of the title – songs that are written and sung in a fragile way, but which also show a genius that should have gotten more of a chance to express itself over the years. Nehls took a few months to record the whole thing with his friends – which again makes the record very different than usual works by a local artist who got the chance to grab a few hours of studio time – and the time and care really comes through in the music. Titles include "No People In The Forest", "The Underwater Symphony", "Words Can't Explain", "Clean Air", and the extended "Why" suite. LP, Vinyl record album
(With Obi, insert booklet, and hand-numbered package – plus a full bonus album of material and download!)
Also available I Always Catch The Third Second Of A Yellow Light (2CDs with booklet) ... CD 15.99

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Piero Piccioni3 Notti D'Amore (3 Nights Of Love) ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1964. New Copy ... $29.99
Three nights of love from Piero Piccioni – scored with a sound that's right in between the jazzier styles he used in the first half of the 60s, and the groovier modes from the second half of the decade! Instrumentation matches that of some of Piero's straighter scores from a few years before – but the rhythms are right up front, often with mod or bossa touches – which make the jazzy solos sound even better overall! There's a bit of organ, too – used in a cool other-worldly way – and titles include "Come On Rome", "Sally's Surf", "In The Early Hours", "Just For Fun", "Mistico Amore", and "Nelle Tue Braccia". Also includes some never-released tunes – and Carlo Rustichello composed two of the album's fourteen tracks. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lita RozaMe On A Carousel (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Pye/El (UK), 1958. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
A rare early album from Lita Roza – a British singer who recorded some pop in her day, but also had the depth of a much more serious vocalist overall – as you'll hear on the material in this set! The core of the CD features the album Me On A Carousel – a record that has Lita working with arrangements from Bill Shepherd, which mix fuller strings with some jazzier currents – to balance out the blue moods of the sadder tunes, and some of the more swinging sounds on the upbeat tracks. There's a few unusual songs on the set – and titles include "Me On A Carousel", "Love Can Change The Stars", "There's Nothing Rougher Than Love", "The End Of A Love Affair", "I'll Never Say Never Again", "The Other Woman", and "That's The Beginning Of The End". CD also features 6 more tracks from the Ember album Love Songs For Night People – including "In The Wee Small Hours", "They Say", "Paradise", and "Trust In Me" – and the package also features 6 more tracks that include "Hey There", "Jimmy Unknown", "Once In A While", "Allentown Jail", and "Love Is A Beautiful Stranger". CD

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Joe Sample & David T WalkerSwing Street Cafe ... LP
MCA, 1981. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A surprising turn towards the past for these two fusion heavyweights – a set that has both Joe Sample and David T Walker reprising a host of older R&B classics! The album was handled by the Crusaders' production team, and it's still got a few elements of that side of the spectrum – but the set is mostly stripped-down and spontaneous, with an attempted rootsy feel overall – at least from the perspective of the early 80s jazz funk mainstream. The main focus is on Sample's keyboards and Walker's guitar – and there's a bit of horns mixed in with the tunes as well, but never too much. Titles include "Honky Tonk", "After Hours", "Rockhouse", "Next Time U See Me", and "Hallelujah I Love Her So". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie Vinson/Jimmy WitherspoonBattle Of The Blues Vol 3 ... LP
King, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Wonderful early work from Eddie Cleanhead Vinson and Jimmy Witherspoon – both singers who had a strong connection to jazz over the years, but who work here in a nicely raw mode that befits the album's King Records placement! Vinson's a genius – a really overlooked singer who can effortlessly skirt jazz and blues, with a sophistication that was a huge precursor to the soul generation to come – and Witherspoon here is at the rawest side of his spectrum, with a vibe that's more LA postwar scene than some of his later material. Vinson sings "Featherbed Mama", "No Good Woman", "Ashes On My Pillow", "I Trusted You Baby", and "Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red" – and Witherspoon sings "Sad Life", "Don't Tell Me Now", "The Last Mile", "24 Sad Hours", and "Highway To Happiness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80 Danish pressing on Sing.)

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✨✧ Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left ... CD
Island, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep Drake's music fresher than most as the decades move on – and which makes each song here a really rich discovery – even if, like us, you've heard the album hundreds of times in the past! The production is wonderful – with slight underscorings of strings that help unlock dark corners of the songs – and tracks include the classic "River Man" – easily one of Nick's best songs ever – plus "Fruit Tree", "Day Is Done", "Three Hours", "Saturday Sun", and "Time Has Told Me". A record we'd never part with – ever! CD
Also available Five Leaves Left (deluxe box set – with poster, download, and more) ... LP 53.99

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✨✧ El ChicanoViva Tirado ... LP
Kapp, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff – and the beginning of a strong tradition of west coast funky Latin groups! El Chicano were one of a number of groups to emerge from LA of the 60s – rising forth on a wave of Mexican American pride to come up with a west coast version of the Latin Soul sound that had been emanating from Spanish Harlem a few years earlier. The group had an organ-heavy sound that first scored big on their rendition of Gerald Wilson's "Viva Tirado" – done as a single by the group with a stepping jazz beat that was missing from the earlier version, which worked great with their bubbly organ sound. The album was recorded to follow up the hit – done as a live set after hours at the Kabuki Sukiyaki Restaurant in south LA, and filled with tight jazzy covers 60s groovers like "Cantaloupe Island", "Eleanor Rigby", "Hurt So Bad", and "Coming Home Baby". The record's also got an amazing version of "Quiet Village" – and while it may not be as Latin as some of the group's later work, it's the beginning of a great tradition, and has a sound that was copied endlessly – but rarely matched! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a faded marker on back.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganI Called Him Morgan (DVD) ... DVD
MVD, 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The legendary Lee Morgan is one of our favorite jazz musicians of all time – a visionary leader, a hell of a trumpeter, and even a great composer too – but one whose life was ended all-too-soon when he was shot by his wife outside of an East Village nightclub in 1972! We can never get back those years that we've lost with Lee's music – although we spend way too many hours imagining where he would have gone in the 70s – but this film is something of a peace offering – a tribute to the man and all of his genius, inflected with the voice of the woman who took him away – which makes for a very moving film. 91 minutes, in color. DVD

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✨✧ Chet RobleChet Chats ... LP
Argo, 1957. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most obscure jazz titles on Argo – a set that features Chicago barrom singer Chet Roble. Chet accompanies himself on piano here, crooning in a small-hours style that would have been quite appealing, had you been tippling away at the bar, trying to put off going home on another lonely night. There's a bit of Mose Allison in Chet's style, but he's also got a voice that's all his own. Tracks include "Sugar", "The First Baseball Game", 'I'm In The Market For You", "Memphis In June", "Lil Augie Is A Natural One Man", and "Lazy River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some crayon on the front and light aging on the back.)

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✨✧ VariousSurefire Hits On Central Avenue – The South Central R&B Scene ... CD
Ace (UK), 1940s/1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic overview of the LA scene at the end of the 40s and into the 50s – seminal R&B work that made the city one of the greatest sources of music at the time! Before WWII, LA's recorded output was nothing much to speak of – but after the end of the war, the city really exploded as a host of small labels brought the rest of the nation work by the rich array of jazz, soul, and blues talents in the scene that had slowly been building with wartime migration from points south. The LA approach was a lot more sophisticated than that of other scenes – as audiences from previous down-home locales sought a hipper, cooler style to emphasize their new mode of living in the bigger city. Every track on here's a classic – and although you may have heard a few before, we've never seen an overview like this done so well! Titles include "Get Out Of The Car" by Richard Berry, "The Honeydripper" by Joe Liggins, "You Won't Let Me Go" by Johnny Moore, "Once There Lived A Fool" by Jimmy Grissom, "Decon's Hop" by Big Jay McNeely, "Ookey Ook" by The Penguins, "Heaven & Paradise" by Don Julian & The Meadowlarks, "Mary Lou" by Young Jessie, "Three Hours Past Midnight" by Johnny Guitar Watson, and "Pachuko Hop" by Chuck Higgins. 26 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Champian FultonStylings Of Champian ... CD
Champian, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
That's a mighty sunny image on the cover from Champian Fulton – a singer we'd normally associate with a small jazz club in the wee small hours of the evening – given the classic combo approach of her sound! Fulton's a heck of a pianist, and a great singer too – and this album takes us back to the era of Blossom Dearie – where a completely charming lead artist was more than enough to keep things interesting, even if the tunes themselves are all familiar! Champain swings things nicely, but with lots of surprises along the way – both instrumental and vocal – and the core trio with Hide Tanaka on bass and Fukushi Tainaka on drums is also augmented by the flugelhorn of Stephen Fulton on about half the album's tracks. Titles include the original "Rodeo", plus a nice version of Cedar Walton's "Martha's Prize", and takes on "Lonesome & Sorry", "Isn't It A Lovely Day", "Day By Day", "Lollipops & Roses", "Darn That Dream", and "Blues Etude". CD

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✨✧ Herlin RileyPerpetual Optimism ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from Herlin Riley – a drummer with plenty of New Orleans in his roots, but also a jazzman who never tries to hit you over the head with that legacy either! There's definitely a complexity in the rhythms that reflects Herlin's background – but the modes of expression are more contemporary, and more universal – as the songs feature some great criss-crossing between the trumpet of Bruce Harris and alto of Godwin Louis – the latter of whom might well be reason enough to check out the album! The horn lines are bold and soulful – and Riley gets great support from pianist Emmet Cohen and bassist Russell Hall – on titles that include "Perpetual Optimism", "Rush Hour", "Be There When I Get There", "Twelve's It", "Wings & Roots", and "Borders Without Lines". CD

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✨✧ RogerMany Facets Of Roger/Saga Continues/Unlimited (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Robinsongs (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of albums from Roger – with bonus tracks too! On the first album, there's Many Facets Of Roger – and they're all pretty darn funky! From this vantage point, all we can think of is that Roger Troutman must have had some sort of crystal ball to see into the hip hop sampling future – either that, or he was busy cooking up west coast gangster funk drones in some secret So Cal laboratory! Whatever the case, though, the record's a classic in the Troutman/Zapp catalog – and features a sparkling west coast take on electro – offered up with lots of popping basslines, snapping electric kickdrums, and a truckfull of vocoder! There's also some pretty nice guitar in the mix – especially on the good jazzy groover "Chunk Of Sugar", which sounds like it's from a completely different record. Other tracks include "Maxx Axe", "Do It Roger", "So Ruff, So Tuff", and "Blue". The Saga Continues finds Roger still rocking his trademark effects laden vocals and vamping guitar work into the middle of the decade – with even tighter syncopated percussion, funky keys, and sharp synth bursts – sailing in a killer groove throughout! Roger produced the record along with Larry Troutman – and they bring in Maceo Parker for a horn solo and Ohio Player Billy Beck for keyboards as well! Tracks include a vocoder funk reading of Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Hour", plus "In The Mix", "Play Your Guitar Brother Roger", "The Break Song", "I Keep Trying", "Bucket Of Blood", "T C Song", and "Girl Cut It Out". Unlimited has Roger going for a sound that's maybe even more electro than some of his earlier solo work, at a level that really seems to be pushing the Zapp sound further for the 80s! The style is funky, but touched with lots of elements that have wended their way from indie hip hop up to mainstream soul – all at a level that later acts might fuse together with a bit more warmth, but which still has the starker feel of electro soul in Troutman's hands. Titles include "Thrill Seekers", "I Want To Be You Man", "I Really Want to Be You Man", "Night & Day", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". Bonus tracks include "Please Come Home For Christmas", "Bedisguitarist-A-Rown", and 7" mixes of "Heard It Through The Grapevine (part 1)", "Do It Roger", "In The Mix", "I Want To Be Your Man", and "Midnight Hour (part 1)". CD

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✨✧ Lafayette Harris Jr with Melba MooreHappy Together ... CD
Muse, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
Melba Moore makes a key guest appearance here – only singing on 4 of the album's 12 tracks, but really helping pianist Lafayette Harris expand his sound strongly! The core sound of the record comes from Harris' trio – a tight ensemble with Dwayne Dolphin on bass, and Cecil Brooks III on drums – the latter of whom produced the record with that sharp focus he brought to other great work on Muse Records at the time. Melba's the real surprise, though – coming across with a sensitively jazzy feel that's really wonderful – on numbers that include "I'm Smilin", "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning", "Lady Sings The Blues", and "He Could Be Perfect For Me". Other titles include "Where Am I", "Hat's On Blues", "Happy Together", "The Sun Is", and "Solace". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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Sarah VaughanAfter Hours At The London House ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of our favorite albums ever by Sarah Vaughan – and a really jazz-based session that's totally hip! Sarah's working here live at the legendary London House nightclub in Chicago – singing with a small combo that includes Ronnell Bright on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – augmented by some great horn work from Thad Jones on trumpet and Frank Wess on tenor. The set's got a relaxed jazzy feel that's really a welcome departure from some of Sarah's more over-arranged albums from the time – and the interplay between the vocals and the horns is easy, relaxed, and very well placed throughout – a perfect summation of the subtle Vaughan genius, but one that's rarely ever captured this well on record! Titles include "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Detour Ahead", "I'll String Along With You", "Three Little Words", "Speak Low", and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ SpacearkSpaceark ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Rare funky soul from Spaceark – a supremely talented group with a uniquely cosmic funk and soul-steeped sound! Originally a self-released private press effort, this is not at all like the amateurish private press records that so often get reissued as oddities, this is really wonderful stuff – a lost should-be classic! Recorded at LA's legendary Sunset Sound studios, reportedly in a whirlwind 12 hour session, it's got a surprisingly rich sound heavy on funk/funk rock rhythms, soaring vocals, and keyboards that range from electric jazzy to spacey washes of sound that totally earn the band its name! Includes "Welcome To My Door", "Our Love Will Last", "I'm Walking", "Do What You Can Do", "This World", "Everybody's Trying", "Understand", "Fever Pitch", "I'm Only Me" and "Jr. Blaster". CD
Also available Spaceark ... LP 23.99

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SpacearkSpaceark ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Rare funky soul from Spaceark – a supremely talented group with a uniquely cosmic funk and soul-steeped sound! Originally a self-released private press effort, this is not at all like the amateurish private press records that so often get reissued as oddities, this is really wonderful stuff – a lost should-be classic! Recorded at LA's legendary Sunset Sound studios, reportedly in a whirlwind 12 hour session, it's got a surprisingly rich sound heavy on funk/funk rock rhythms, soaring vocals, and keyboards that range from electric jazzy to spacey washes of sound that totally earn the band its name! Includes "Welcome To My Door", "Our Love Will Last", "I'm Walking", "Do What You Can Do", "This World", "Everybody's Trying", "Understand", "Fever Pitch", "I'm Only Me" and "Jr. Blaster". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spaceark ... CD 10.99
 
 
 



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