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Paul Barbarin & The Onward Brass BandLast Journey Of A Jazzman Vol 1 – The Funeral Of Lester Santiago ... LP
Nobility, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and appears to have been signed by Barbarin and Adams on back.)

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Paul Barbarin & The Onward Brass BandLast Journey Of A Jazzman Vol 2 – The Funeral Of Lester Santiago ... LP
Nobility, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by Placide Adams on back.)

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David Dexter DL'Histoire De Jack Le Jazzman ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1993. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Bunk JohnsonLast Testament Of A Great Jazzman ... LP
Columbia, 1947. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has minor seam splitting.)

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Phil WoodsRights Of Swing (Jazzman) ... LP
Candid, 1961. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Really compelling large group work from Phil Woods – one of his first-ever efforts of its type, and a tremendous session that's filled with solos from a wide array of very hip players! The whole album's built around a 5-part "Rights Of Swing" work penned by Woods – a jazz modern number that's obviously taking off of Stravinsky, but without any classical overtones at all – just jazz-based instrumentation from players who include Benny Bailey on trumpet, Julius Watkins on French horn, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Curtis Fuller on trombone. The horn interplay is wonderful – and the solos are too! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Jazzman. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorWorld Of Cecil Taylor (Jazzman) ... LP
Candid/Jazzman, 1960. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cecil Taylor's first LP for the Candid label – and a landmark album that really lets him open up for the first time in years at a recording session! The album was cut at Nola's Penthouse in 1960, and the core group is Cecil's trio with Buell Neidlinger on bass and Dennis Charles on drums – but Archie Shepp joins the group on tenor on two tracks, "Air" and "Lazy Afternoon". The remaining three have a sound that's not always heard on other Taylor albums from the 60s – a bit bluesy, with playing that might be called a bit "straight", but which also shows Cecil's command of the jazz idiom in a mode that allows keen comparison with other players of his generation. Titles include "EB", "This Nearly Was Mine", and "Port Of Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Abbey LincolnStraight Ahead (Jazzman) ... LP
Candid, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing Straight Ahead about this record – as the album's one of the first bold statements of modernism from Abbey Lincoln – and the kind of set that builds nicely from the vocal experiments she was doing with Max Roach at the time! The group here is almost one of those largeish Roach ensembles from the Impulse years – an assortment of players that includes Max on drums, Mal Waldron on piano, Eric Dolphy on reeds, Julian Priester on trombone, and Booker Little on trumpet – plus the surprising additions of Walter Benton and Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax! Gone are the sleepy standards of earlier sessions, and in their place is Lincoln's emerging sense of anger, power, and righteous indignation – served up on the original compositions "Retribution", "Straight Ahead", and "In The Red" – plus versions of "Blue Monk", "African Lady", and "Left Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)
 
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Greg Foat GroupDark Is The Sun ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $24.99
A brilliant and rare new project on the Jazzman label – the debut LP from keyboards, synths and harpsichord adventurer Greg Foat and his cosmos-searching Group – amazing stuff that's truly on par with the deep, lost rarities that Jazzman so lovingly mines for and reissues! The hints of the greatness to come that so piqued our interest on the preceding 10-inch EP are delivered up in full, and actually surpasses our expectations. There's just such stylistic and instrumental depth going on here, and it's delivered in accessibly groovy way! The album was recorded in Sweden with instrumentation including loads of great congas, drums and other percussion, a female choir brings lovely wordless vocals, plus guitars, flugelhorn, trombone and trumpet. It's evocative of trippy-jazzy soundtracks and sound library material, but like other contemporary acts that Jazzman as championed – most notably, the Natural Yogurt Band – it's got a unique vibe all it's own. Here's hoping for a career's worth of cool music from Mr. Foat! Includes "Time Piece 1", "Dark Is The Sun" (Parts 1-4), "Hello Old Friend", "Yeah You Are", "Uncle Bessie", "Bright Is The Sun" and "Time Piece 2 (Epilogue)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Muriel GrossmannGolden Rule (edit)/Okan Ti Aye (edit) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A limited single with two great spiritual tracks from saxophonist Muriel Grossmann – both issued here in special edits! "Golden Rule" is the title track from Grossmann's great album of the same name – and features Muriel blowing soprano sax in this long-flowing way that spins out magnificently over guitar, bass, and drums! And "Okan Ti Aye" is a tenor track, recorded live and featured here for the first time ever – with an even more powerful vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Infinite Spirit MusicLive Without Fear ... CD
Ancient Afrika/Jazzman (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
Beautifully spiritual work from this obscure Chicago group from the late 70s – an AACM ensemble, and quite possibly one of the most soulful we've ever heard! There's a really spare, earthy approach to the work here – one that uses percussion, piano, and saxes from Light Henry Huff – plus beautiful male and female vocals, in a range of spare tunes that build up from the bottom, and flow out with joy and life. The album's not nearly as "out" as you'd expect, given its AACM roots – and has a feeling that's much more in the spirit of groups like Oneness Of Juju, The Pyramids, or Descendents Of Mike & Phoebe – mixing righteous solo passages with a well-conceived approach to the music that holds together wonderfully throughout. Kahil El Zabar is in the group on congas and vocals, and titles include "Soul Flower", "Rasta", "Live Without Fear", "Bright Tune", "Father Spirit Mother Love", and "Children's Song". CD

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Lloyd MillerLifetime In Oriental Jazz (limited edition) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $24.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – as jazz musician Lloyd Miller spent his lifetime recording in more unusual, exotic variations of his genre – often at a level that's kept him in relatively obscure territory over the decades! Yet its that obscurity that also really illustrates Lloyd's strong commitment to making music that pushes boundaries and opens doors – with a career that includes a fair bit of young years on the Mid-East and European scenes, where Miller was able to pick up countless influences from other cultures, and weave them into his own music as well. Miller spent most of his time in America in relative obscurity, but issued a string of recordings on his own label over the decades – the best of which are pulled together here in a fantastic overview of his music! There's plenty of modal and spiritual jazz elements in the mix – and a great blend of eastern and western instrumentation as well – on tracks that include many under Miller's name, plus more with the Press Keys Quartet and Jef Gilson Septet. LP features 9 tracks in all – including "Gole-E Gandom (Wheat Flowers)", "Gozel Guzler (Amber Eyes)", "Bizz-Aire", "Indo-European Improvisations", "Hue Wail", "Chant Inca", and "Le Grand Bidou". LP, Vinyl record album

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Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetDon Rendell/Ian Carr Live (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
A masterpiece of British jazz from the end of the 60s – a set that doesn't need to answer at all to any of the jazz styles coming from America at the time – as it's sound and vision is so bold, so unique, it's a completely massive statement on its own! The set may well represent the pinnacle of this creative combo – as pianist Michael Garrick seems to be taking an even stronger role than before, and certainly gets some great space for expression on the longer live tracks within – shading things with that amazing sense of tone and timing that made his own albums of the 60s so important to British jazz, but maybe even more incredible here in the company of Carr's trumpet and flugelhorn, and Rendell's work on tenor, soprano sax, clarinet, and flute. As before, the bass of Dave Green and drums of Trevor Tompkins are a key element of the music – the amazing energy at the core – on titles that include "Pavanne", "Nimjam", "Voices", "You've Said It", "Vignette", and "On Track". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Don Rendell/Ian Carr Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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Soren Skov OrbitOrbit Bound/NV ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
Two beautiful tracks from reedman Soren Lyhne Skov – working here with a very cool group in a very moody style! "Orbit Bound" has kind of a slow, modal approach – echoey piano leading into the tune, while Soren blows soprano sax next to a bass clarinet – with these snakey lines that are really wonderful! The bassline is even stronger on "NV" – which glows with even more modal energy – and which also has Skov sounding even bolder and more wonderful on tenor! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Toots ThielemansSlow Motion ... LP
Jazzman, 1981. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner and a bit of pen on back.)

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VariousLas Vegas Grind Vol 7 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Jazzman Records takes over the legendary Las Vegas Grind series – and does a fantastic job of coming up with the kind of really raunchy tracks that always made the collections so great! When this series first came out, it really blew our mind – because although we knew plenty of older tracks from the glory days of the indie 7" single, we'd never heard work this raw or gritty – tunes that are often equal parts rock and R&B, often with a hard-vamping style that must have been perfect for a stripper to go into her grind! Not that this music is anything like older "strip" records, though – as we're sure that all the tracks here were cut by guys who were hoping to top the charts with the next big thing – but whose heavy sound and gritty groove forever damned their songs to the world of rare record collectors. Fortunately, Jazzman are on the case, and have done a fantastic job of picking just the right tracks to continue the Las Vegas Grind legacy – titles that include "I'd Rather Swish Than Fight" by B Bubbha, "Gay Poppa's Cha Cha" by Gay Poppa, "She Said" by Frank Scott, "Blo Jangs" by The Savoys, "El Pato" by Los Virreyes, "Fat Man" by Louie & The Fat Men, "The Beard" by The Abstracts, "Sneaky Pete" by UBs Group, "Gemini Rock" by The Original Spacemen, "Sneakin Away" by The Y-Dells, "Shirley" by Little Louie & The Finger Cymbals, and "Braggin" by Bob Moore & The Temps. CD
Also available Las Vegas Grind Vol 7 ... LP 24.99

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VariousLas Vegas Grind Vol 7 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $24.99
Jazzman Records takes over the legendary Las Vegas Grind series – and does a fantastic job of coming up with the kind of really raunchy tracks that always made the collections so great! When this series first came out, it really blew our mind – because although we knew plenty of older tracks from the glory days of the indie 7" single, we'd never heard work this raw or gritty – tunes that are often equal parts rock and R&B, often with a hard-vamping style that must have been perfect for a stripper to go into her grind! Not that this music is anything like older "strip" records, though – as we're sure that all the tracks here were cut by guys who were hoping to top the charts with the next big thing – but whose heavy sound and gritty groove forever damned their songs to the world of rare record collectors. Fortunately, Jazzman are on the case, and have done a fantastic job of picking just the right tracks to continue the Las Vegas Grind legacy – titles that include "I'd Rather Swish Than Fight" by B Bubbha, "Gay Poppa's Cha Cha" by Gay Poppa, "She Said" by Frank Scott, "Blo Jangs" by The Savoys, "El Pato" by Los Virreyes, "Fat Man" by Louie & The Fat Men, "The Beard" by The Abstracts, "Sneaky Pete" by UBs Group, "Gemini Rock" by The Original Spacemen, "Sneakin Away" by The Y-Dells, "Shirley" by Little Louie & The Finger Cymbals, and "Braggin" by Bob Moore & The Temps. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Las Vegas Grind Vol 7 ... CD 14.99

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VariousNew Life Vol 2 – Independent & Regional Jazz In Great Britain 1968 to 1988 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
A really tremendous collection of overlooked jazz from the UK scene – most of it recorded in the late 60s and 70s, at a time when the nation was really exploding with new ideas – so much so, the bigger labels weren't able to keep pace with recording during the period! Instead, it was left to the smaller indies and imprints to pick up the slack – which they did wonderfully as a new explosion of labels showed up at the start of the 70s – companies who recorded some of the gems on this set, as a much-needed document of the fresh sounds that were being created all over the country. Most folks associate this period with either the free improv or jazz rock records that were circulated more widely – but this set uncovers a huge amount of jazz that's often modal or spiritual, and which represents artists who are never going too far out – even while they're breaking all the molds of the hardbop generation. This second volume in the series is even better than the first – and is definitely one of those genre-defining compilations that you'll be returning to often in years to come. Titles include "Pharoah Sanders" by Billy Jenkins, "Pipe Of Peace" by Frank Evans, "Dunkelfunk" by Inner Ear, "Sunspots" by RedBrass, "Bikini Atoll" by Big Baffle, "Unicorn" by Don Rendell Five, "Come Listen To Me" by Gerry McClelland, "A North Country Lass Tells Her Sorrows" by Robert Shaw & The Dick Hawdon Quintet, "Bending Over Backwards" by Music Explosion, "Put The Wood On The Fire" by Hotpoints, and "Senufo Chant" by Pat Crumly Sextet. CD
Also available New Life Vol 2 – Independent & Regional Jazz In Great Britain 1968 to 1988 ... LP 25.99

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VariousNew Life Vol 2 – Independent & Regional Jazz In Great Britain 1968 to 1988 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
A really tremendous collection of overlooked jazz from the UK scene – most of it recorded in the late 60s and 70s, at a time when the nation was really exploding with new ideas – so much so, the bigger labels weren't able to keep pace with recording during the period! Instead, it was left to the smaller indies and imprints to pick up the slack – which they did wonderfully as a new explosion of labels showed up at the start of the 70s – companies who recorded some of the gems on this set, as a much-needed document of the fresh sounds that were being created all over the country. Most folks associate this period with either the free improv or jazz rock records that were circulated more widely – but this set uncovers a huge amount of jazz that's often modal or spiritual, and which represents artists who are never going too far out – even while they're breaking all the molds of the hardbop generation. This second volume in the series is even better than the first – and is definitely one of those genre-defining compilations that you'll be returning to often in years to come. Titles include "Pharoah Sanders" by Billy Jenkins, "Pipe Of Peace" by Frank Evans, "Dunkelfunk" by Inner Ear, "Sunspots" by RedBrass, "Bikini Atoll" by Big Baffle, "Unicorn" by Don Rendell Five, "Come Listen To Me" by Gerry McClelland, "A North Country Lass Tells Her Sorrows" by Robert Shaw & The Dick Hawdon Quintet, "Bending Over Backwards" by Music Explosion, "Put The Wood On The Fire" by Hotpoints, and "Senufo Chant" by Pat Crumly Sextet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available New Life Vol 2 – Independent & Regional Jazz In Great Britain 1968 to 1988 ... CD 14.99

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 9 – Blue Notes – Modal, Esoteric & Deep Jazz From The Vaults Of Blue Note Records 1962 to 1976 ... CD
Blue Note/Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A great look at a sometimes-forgotten side of the legendary Blue Note Records label – the company's strong wave of spiritual jazz material recorded during the 60s and early 70s – extremely fine music that's often eclipsed next to the company's better-known hardbop and funky jazz! As the 60s moved on, Blue Note became an even more open-minded label than before – and not only gave some of its key players the chance to stretch out and really spread their wings – but also brought some younger talents into the mix, who really expanded the vision of the Blue Note sound. Some of the tracks here are from the middle of the decade – and reflect more of the growing interest in modal jazz spurred on by Coltrane, Miles Davis, and others – while some of the later tracks are surprisingly righteous, sometimes political moments from players who would have sounded very different just a few years before. The package is done with the same amazing care and fantastic set list as previous Spiritual Jazz collections from Jazzman – and titles include "Verse" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Footprints" by Wayne Shorter, "At This Point In Time" by Elvin Jones, "The Rain" by Eddie Gale, "Poinsettia" by Andrew Hill, "Searchin The Trane" by Bobby Hutcherson, "The Phantom" by Duke Pearson, "Assunta" by Freddie Hubbard, "El Barrio" by Joe Henderson, "Plight" by Jackie McLean, "Gichi" by Booker Ervin, "Igbesi Aiye" by Solomon Ilori, "Blue Spirits" by Freddie Hubbard, "Cristo Redentor" by Duke Pearson, "The Morning After" by Hank Mobley, "Indian Song" by Wayne Shorter, and "Malaguena" by Pete LaRoca. CD
Also available Spiritual Jazz 9 – Blue Notes – Part 1 – Modal, Esoteric & Deep Jazz From The Vaults Of Blue Note Records 1962 to 1976 ... LP 24.99

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 9 – Blue Notes – Part 1 – Modal, Esoteric & Deep Jazz From The Vaults Of Blue Note Records 1962 to 1976 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.98
A great look at a sometimes-forgotten side of the legendary Blue Note Records label – the company's strong wave of spiritual jazz material recorded during the 60s and early 70s – extremely fine music that's often eclipsed next to the company's better-known hardbop and funky jazz! As the 60s moved on, Blue Note became an even more open-minded label than before – and not only gave some of its key players the chance to stretch out and really spread their wings – but also brought some younger talents into the mix, who really expanded the vision of the Blue Note sound. Some of the tracks here are from the middle of the decade – and reflect more of the growing interest in modal jazz spurred on by Coltrane, Miles Davis, and others – while some of the later tracks are surprisingly righteous, sometimes political moments from players who would have sounded very different just a few years before. The package is done with the same amazing care and fantastic set list as previous Spiritual Jazz collections from Jazzman – and titles on this first volume include "Verse" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Footprints" by Wayne Shorter, "At This Point In Time" by Elvin Jones, "The Rain" by Eddie Gale, "Poinsettia" by Andrew Hill, "Searchin The Trane" by Bobby Hutcherson, "The Phantom" by Duke Pearson, and "Assunta" by Freddie Hubbard. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 9 – Blue Notes – Part 2 – Modal, Esoteric & Deep Jazz From The Vaults Of Blue Note Records 1962 to 1976 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.98
A great look at a sometimes-forgotten side of the legendary Blue Note Records label – the company's strong wave of spiritual jazz material recorded during the 60s and early 70s – extremely fine music that's often eclipsed next to the company's better-known hardbop and funky jazz! As the 60s moved on, Blue Note became an even more open-minded label than before – and not only gave some of its key players the chance to stretch out and really spread their wings – but also brought some younger talents into the mix, who really expanded the vision of the Blue Note sound. Some of the tracks here are from the middle of the decade – and reflect more of the growing interest in modal jazz spurred on by Coltrane, Miles Davis, and others – while some of the later tracks are surprisingly righteous, sometimes political moments from players who would have sounded very different just a few years before. The package is done with the same amazing care and fantastic set list as previous Spiritual Jazz collections from Jazzman – and titles on this second volume include "El Barrio" by Joe Henderson, "Plight" by Jackie McLean, "Gichi" by Booker Ervin, "Igbesi Aiye" by Solomon Ilori, "Blue Spirits" by Freddie Hubbard, "Cristo Redentor" by Duke Pearson, "The Morning After" by Hank Mobley, "Indian Song" by Wayne Shorter, and "Malaguena" by Pete LaRoca. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz 2 – Europe – Esoteric, Modal, & Deep Jazz From The European Underground 1960 to 1978 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sound of spiritual jazz from the European underground of the 60s and 70s – a really rich music-making scene that's every bit as impressive as the one going on in the US – as you'll hear from this amazing set of tracks! As with the first volume in the series, the collection is filled with modal jazz and other groovers – mostly long tracks that really stretch out, yet still always have a tight sense of rhythm – one that makes the music completely infectious right from the start! It might be tempting to think of European jazz of this sort as kind of a copy of a US mode – but instead, it really happened simultaneously – as younger players were really pushing past the styles of previous years – and drawing not only on American jazz for inspiration, but also a range of different post-colonial modes particular to the European scene – bits of African, Latin, Brazilian, and other styles that really helped influence their approach. And in a way, it might even be said that the Europeans of the 60s had a much looser approach to rhythm, one that really allowed for experiments like these – and which, in turn, went back to have an influence on the American side as well. Titles include "Temple Dancer" by Michael Garrick, "Communion" by Erich Kleinschuster, "Archangelo" by Raphael, "Africa Freakout" by Barney Wilen, "Corrida" by Nicolai Gromin, "Duke & Trane" by Hiekki Sarmanto, "Nana Imboro" by Wroblewski Jazz Quintet, "Las Morillas De Jaen" by Pedro Iturralde, "Bosnia Calling" by Dusko Goykovich, and "Candy Clouds (part 2)" by Hans Dulfer & Ritmo Natural. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nat BirchallCosmic Language ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The language of saxophonist Nat Birchall has always been pretty cosmic – but this time around, he seems to be reaching out even more – working on these long-spun tracks with a really unique quartet! The group features sublime work on harmonium from Adam Fairhall – an instrument that we don't normally associate with jazz, but which works perfectly in Birchall's slow-building spiritual style – really shading in the tunes with otherworldly sounds which are then cut through by Nat's searing, soulful work on tenor! The album moves at a meditative pace, but there's also plenty going on, too – and the tracks draw plenty of energy from the work of Michael Bardon on bass and Andy Hay on drums and percussion. We've been following Nat on his musical journey for over a decade, and he's never let us down – and this time around he takes us to even farther reaches – on titles that include "Dervish", "A Prayer For", "Man From Varanasi", and "Humility". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetChange Is (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Change is certainly in the air for the famous group of tenorist Don Rendell and trumpeter Ian Carr – partly because this final set has some slight shifts in personnel, and partly because a few elements point the way towards new directions that Carr would take in the 70s! The core energy of the group is still beautifully intact – and most tunes still feature strong piano work from Michael Garrick, alongside the fantastic drums of Trevor Tompkins and bass of Dave Green – but there's also a point when Jeff Clyne comes in for a second bass, Guy Warren adds some percussion, and Stan Robinson brings in both added tenor and clarinet! None of the music is as electric as Carr's later Nucleus group, but you can definitely hear the door opening for new ideas – while the duo still continue that fantastic blend of modern moments and soulful swing that mark their seminal late 60s albums in the Lansdowne Series. Titles include "Elastic Dream", "Boy Dog & Carrot", "One Green Eye", "Cold Mountain", and "Black Hair". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Change Is (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetPhase III (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The third legendary album from the Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet – and a set that really has the combo stretching out in the new kind of freedoms offered by the Landsowne series at the time! The group had already made fantastic waves on their previous two albums – but here, the songs are longer, the ideas more expansive, and the overall sound is more intense – as the tenor, soprano sax, and flute of Rendell is balanced with both trumpet and flugelhorn from Carr – then driven even more strongly than before by the piano of Michael Garrick, who's really at his creative peak at this point! The rest of the group features very strong work from Dave Green on bass and Trevor Tomkin on drums – cementing a rock-solid unit – and titles include "Les Nieges D'Antan", "Black Marigolds", "Bath Sheba", and "Crazy Jane". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Phase III (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz 8 – Japan Part 2 – Esoteric, Modal & Progressive Jazz From Japan 1961 to 1983 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The biggest volume so far in the Spiritual Jazz series from Jazzman Records – and maybe the best as well! This fantastic collection looks at the huge legacy of spiritual jazz that flowed from the Japanese scene in the postwar years – sounds that had their initial expression around the same time that the modal jazz of Miles and Coltrane was bursting forth in the US, but which also too so many twists and turns of its own – with some very strong influences along the way from Japanese folk and culture! Much of this music was initially restricted only to release on Japanese labels – and even later, as some of the artists attained fame, the global circulation of their music only happened with more commercial recordings. These tracks are the real deal – and together, they represent a huge legacy of jazz that's as appealing and essential as American work from labels like Impulse or Strata East – or European sounds on Saba/MPS. Most tracks are quite long, with flowing grooves – and although the players are reaching out, things are never too free or avant – just filled with a searing sense of soul. Jazzman got strong help on the project from the Deep Jazz Reality series – so the album's got that stamp of approval too – and the whole thing's in one of the most beautiful packages we've ever seen from the label! Titles include "Kikazaru" by Keitaro Miho, "Watarase" by Takeo Moriyama, "Babylonia Wind" by Kiyoshi Sugimoto, "Whispering Weeds" by Yoshio Ikeda, "Kisarazu Zinku" by Toshiko Akioshi, "Sacriment" by Tohru Aizawa, "Spanish Flower" by Tee & Company, and "Scarborough Fair" by Four Units. LP, Vinyl record album
(A fantastic package – 2LPs in a heavy, textured cover – with obi!)

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✨✧ Nat BirchallTunji/Mode For Trane ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Tenorist Nat Birchall takes on the great Coltrane tune "Tunji" – a perfect fit for Nat, given how much spiritual jazz he's got in his music! The tune has a great modal groove – thanks to a quartet that includes John Ellis on piano, Michael Bardon on bass, and Andy Hay on drums – but it's Birchall who really blows us away, as he packs a lot into his soulful solo! "Mode For Trane" is on the flip – a great Billy Gault tune that's perfect for the group too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jack CostanzoMr Bongo ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer collection of work from percussionist Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo – a cat who's way cooler than you might guess from his gimmicky nickname – not only one of the most powerful forces on the west coast Latin scene in the 50s, but also one of the jazziest too! Jack's records are all uniformly great – some of our first go-to records for Latin jazz, year after year – and this cooking collection from Jazzman brings together the best Costanzo cuts from a variety of different records, on a variety of different labels – all with great notes that finally give the legend his due! Some numbers feature small combo instrumentation, with searing jazz solos – others feature larger groups who really take off with a lot of vivid colors – and many numbers feature smoking percussion passages from Jack, not just on bongos, but on congas as well. Titles include "Sax Con Ritmo", "Rabo E Mula", "Pharoahs Curse", "Latin Fever", "Abainaquito", "Atu", "Oye Negra", "Tabu", "Bongo Festeris", "Jarochito", "La La La", "Qiere", and "Robin's Mambo". CD

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✨✧ EmanativeEarth ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the best music so far from Emanative – a group who've been kicking around the London scene for the past decade or so, but who really seem to hit a new level with this album on Jazzman! The group's led by percussionist Nick Woodmansey, who often steps back to let all the other spiritual elements flow through the sound in a wonderful way – including excellent piano and organ from the great Jessica Lauren, plus reeds from Tamar Osborn and Ben Hadwen – both players who have a very cosmic approach – and haunting percussion from additional players, in addition to Nick's own work on drums, balafon, and other instruments. There's a very strong bassist in the lineup, too – Suman Joshi – and he directs the proceedings with great strength when everyone comes together – but also knows enough to step back when things are exploring different planes of global consciousness at a more personal level. Titles include "Spice Route Suite", "Egosystem", "New Day", "Heaven's Mirror", "Iyaami", "Raga Requiem", and "Minutes To Midnight For This Planet". CD

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✨✧ EmanativeEarth (with bonus download) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the best music so far from Emanative – a group who've been kicking around the London scene for the past decade or so, but who really seem to hit a new level with this album on Jazzman! The group's led by percussionist Nick Woodmansey, who often steps back to let all the other spiritual elements flow through the sound in a wonderful way – including excellent piano and organ from the great Jessica Lauren, plus reeds from Tamar Osborn and Ben Hadwen – both players who have a very cosmic approach – and haunting percussion from additional players, in addition to Nick's own work on drums, balafon, and other instruments. There's a very strong bassist in the lineup, too – Suman Joshi – and he directs the proceedings with great strength when everyone comes together – but also knows enough to step back when things are exploring different planes of global consciousness at a more personal level. Titles include "Spice Route Suite", "Egosystem", "New Day", "Heaven's Mirror", "Iyaami", "Raga Requiem", and "Minutes To Midnight For This Planet". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Ill ConsideredCrawled Back Home/Soul Provider ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Two great tracks from this ultra-hip jazz combo – both exclusive to this 45! "Crawled Back Home" begins with a brooding bassline that sets a modal sort of pace – the rises up with excellent work on tenor from Idris Rahman, who riffs freely next to drums and djembe! "Soul Provider" has more fantastic bass in the mix – thanks to Leon Brichard – and Rahman's solo is maybe a bit freer, but still very much tied to the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Infinite Spirit MusicLive Without Fear (45 rpm 2LP pressing – with download) ... LP
Ancient Afrika/Jazzman (UK), 1980. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Beautifully spiritual work from this obscure Chicago group from the late 70s – an AACM ensemble, and quite possibly one of the most soulful we've ever heard! There's a really spare, earthy approach to the work here – one that uses percussion, piano, and saxes from Light Henry Huff – plus beautiful male and female vocals, in a range of spare tunes that build up from the bottom, and flow out with joy and life. The album's not nearly as "out" as you'd expect, given its AACM roots – and has a feeling that's much more in the spirit of groups like Oneness Of Juju, The Pyramids, or Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe – mixing righteous solo passages with a well-conceived approach to the music that holds together wonderfully throughout. Kahil El Zabar is in the group on congas and vocals, and titles include "Soul Flower", "Rasta", "Live Without Fear", "Bright Tune", "Father Spirit Mother Love", and "Children's Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic pressing – individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on double 45 rpm vinyl and with download!)
Also available Live Without Fear ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetDusk Fire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great group gets even better – as the legendary pairing of tenorist Don Rendell and trumpeter Ian Carr is joined by pianist Michael Garrick – who was really helping to shape the sound of British jazz at the time! The album's only the second from the Rendell/Carr Quintet, but it's already moving strongly forward – with this sense of composition and focus that's really amazing – served up in original tunes by all three creative forces in the lead – often with this great balance between soulful swing and modern ideas that makes the whole thing a dream all the way through! Don plays tenor, soprano sax, flute, and clarinet; Carr plays trumpet and flugelhorn; Garrick is on piano, Dave Green is on bass, and Trevor Tomkin is on drums – on titles that include "Prayer", "Dusk Fire", "Hot Rod", "Spooks", "Jubal", and "Tan Samfu". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dusk Fire (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetShades Of Blue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Jazzman (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The debut of a legendary British jazz group – one who not only gave that nation's scene a fresh voice in music, but who also really set the tone for many other acts to come! After a stretch when the London scene was doing a great job of matching American efforts in bop and swing, players like Don Rendell and Ian Carr found a way to really carve out some bold space of their own – here, by matching their own strong sense of writing and arranging, always filled with beautiful tone and color, with some of the more modern phrasing and styles that were just creeping up around town. The set's not nearly as experimental as the work of Joe Harriott, but has all the hallmarks of that generation's openness to new ways of expression – often given a surprisingly soulful swing, and captured perfectly as one of the early entries in the famous Lansdowne Series recordings. The rest of the group is equally great – and in addition to Rendell on tenor and soprano sax, and Carr on trumpet and flugelhorn – the combo includes Colin Purbrook on piano, Dave Green on bass, and Trevor Tompkin on drums. Titles include "Garrison 64", "Blue Mosque", "Just Blue", "Latin Blue", "Sailin", and "Big City Strut". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shades Of Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ VariousJukebox Jam – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of raw soul and rough-edged R&B – a killer collection of material that originally appeared on the ultra-limited series of Juke Box Jam singles from Jazzman – sweetly collected into one nicely-priced package! The grooves here are totally great – and represent a step backwards in the funk scene – a move back to the 50s and early 60s from the previous focus on later years' soulful sounds – a much-needed dig back into the R&B that first inspired all the soul and funk of the 60s and 70s – but with a very fresh ear, so that the collection's way different than any set of music like this you would have heard a decade ago! The sounds are plenty gritty, and a great illustration that there's still loads to be discovered in these crucial years of music – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Lula" by Mike Robinson, "Country Boy" by Big Tiny Kennedy, "Mr Hound Dog's In Town" by Roy Brown, "I Can't Takit No Longer" by Ben Harper, "Shorty" by Vernon Dilworth, "Geechie Goomie" by Marga Benitez, "Crazy Do" by Jack Tucker, "I Say No No More" by Frances Burr, "Baby You Were Meant For Me" by Ervin Rucker, and "Hot Weather Blues" by Mr Sad Head. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousJukebox Mambo 3 – Afro Latin Accents In Rhythm & Blues 1947 to 1960 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the rootsiest set so far in this excellent series – and one that almost seems to go back and look a bit at the evolution of the genre! As you probably know from our notes on the previous collections, the term "jukebox mambo" is here used to refer to postwar R&B that's heavy on influences from Latin music – sometimes in the rhythms or percussion, sometimes in other elements as well! About half the tracks here would be right at home on some Ace Records collection of material from labels like King Records, Specialty, or Atlantic – and many have a tripling rhythmic groove that's part New Orleans soul, part romping jazzy percussion. But others seem to borrow maybe a bit more from the Caribbean, too – some of the leaner tracks that echo the coolest styles of the islands, especially in the vocals, percussion, and use of guitar. The choice of cuts is wonderful – a huge array of sounds that you would not expect to come together this beautifully – and titles include "Please Don't Go" by Floyd Dixon, "Alabama Sue" by Roy Gaines, "Mambo Mambo Baby" by Paul Boyers Band, "Calypso Cha Cha For Spooks" by Monogram Caribbean Orchestra, "Bermuda" by Maurice King & His Wolverines, "Mary" by Preacher Stephens With The Foree Wells Combo, "Tough De Times" by The Emperor, "Hurry Back Baby" by Camille Howard, "Caravan" by Chuz Alfred, "Swing Low Sweet Cadillac" by Aggie Dukes, "Double A Mambo" by Linton Garner & His All Stars, "Little Daddy" by Big Bertha, "The Mojo" by Sax Mallard, and "I Ain't Nothing But A Fool" by Christine Kittrell. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz 6 – Vocals – Modal Esoteric & Progressive Jazz Vocals From Around The World 1960 to 1986 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great look at a very important side of spiritual jazz in the 60s and 70s – the evolution of jazz vocals, to a point when singers like Abbey Lincoln, Andy Bey, or Leon Thomas brought a whole new sound and soul to the spectrum of jazz! This wonderful package covers lots of key moments from that time – and also unearths some great rare tracks, too – really showing the way that singers of this period moved far far past the styles of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald in the generation before – often using their voices with the same unbridled power as the musicians in these groups, serving up some righteous lyrics and politics in the process! The collection might well be our favorite in this great series so far – and titles include "Imani" by EW Wainwright, "Tears For Johannesburg" by Max Roach, Colors" by Norman Riley, "African Violet" by Sadaka, "The Ladder" by The Singers & Musicians Of Washington High School, "Rain Forest" by Dr Haki R Mahubuti, "African Sunshine" by Eddie Gale, "Reunion (edit)" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz Ntu Troop, "John Coltrane" by Clifford Jordan, and "Spirits Up Above" by Vibration Society. CD

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✨✧ Greg Foat GroupDark Is The Sun ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2011. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant and rare new project on the Jazzman label – the debut LP from keyboards, synths and harpsichord adventurer Greg Foat and his cosmos-searching Group – amazing stuff that's truly on par with the deep, lost rarities that Jazzman so lovingly mines for and reissues! The hints of the greatness to come that so piqued our interest on the preceding 10-inch EP are delivered up in full, and actually surpasses our expectations. There's just such stylistic and instrumental depth going on here, and it's delivered in accessibly groovy way! The album was recorded in Sweden with instrumentation including loads of great congas, drums and other percussion, a female choir brings lovely wordless vocals, plus guitars, flugelhorn, trombone and trumpet. It's evocative of trippy-jazzy soundtracks and sound library material, but like other contemporary acts that Jazzman as championed – most notably, the Natural Yogurt Band – it's got a unique vibe all it's own. Here's hoping for a career's worth of cool music from Mr. Foat! Includes "Time Piece 1", "Dark Is The Sun" (Parts 1-4), "Hello Old Friend", "Yeah You Are", "Uncle Bessie", "Bright Is The Sun" and "Time Piece 2 (Epilogue)". LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing in the purple cover.)
Also available Dark Is The Sun ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Cleo LaineCleo Laine/Live ... LP
Jazzman, 1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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Fathers Of Five (Jonas Kullhammar & Daniel Bingert)Finally Singel EP ... 7-inch
FoF (Sweden), 2017. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A pretty weird little record from Swedish jazzman Jonas Kullhammar – as you might guess from the image! The set featuers duets with Daniel Bingert – who we know from recent work on bass, but who, along with Jonas, seems to handle drums, keyboards, guitar, and other instruments too – all in a set of short instrumental tracks that are partly jazz, and partly older-school instrumental modes – echoing surf, soundtrack, R&B, and other styles as the short tracks step across the space of the EP! Titles include "Fathers In The Night", "Oh Father It's A Hard World", "Faeders", and "Bebopappa". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Hardy BoysWheels ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A weird bit of pop with a Dunwich connection – put together in connection with the Hardy Boys cartoon on Saturday morning. Chicago jazzman Eddie Higgins handled some of the arrangements, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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James MoodyWail Moody Wail ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1955. Used ... $11.99
Wail Moody, indeed – a killer set from the 50s that really shows the strong development of James Moody after the initial bebop years – already growing into one of the most forward-thinking jazzman of his generation! The group here is a bit larger than before – a septet, put together with both a mix of modern arrangements and some of the more freewheeling styles of a bop jam session – a great testament to Moody's growing ability as a leader. The lineup is a bit unusual, but in a good way – with work from Pee Wee Moore on baritone, Dave Burns on trumpet, Jimmy Boyd on piano, and William Shepherd on trombone – plus John Latham on bass and Clarence Johnson on drums – and the groove is open – informed by bop, but with a lot of early soul jazz in the mix, too – especially in the ensemble phrasing. Side one features the side-long jammer "Wail Moody Wail" – and other titles include "The Golden Touch", "The Donkey Serenade", and "Moody's Blue Again". CD
(Out of print.)

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James MoodyWail Moody Wail Vol 3 (aka Wail Moody Wail) – Prestige Historical Series ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Sealed ... $9.99
Wail Moody, indeed – a killer set from the 50s that really shows the strong development of James Moody after the initial bebop years – already growing into one of the most forward-thinking jazzman of his generation! The group here is a bit larger than before – a septet, put together with both a mix of modern arrangements and some of the more freewheeling styles of a bop jam session – a great testament to Moody's growing ability as a leader. The lineup is a bit unusual, but in a good way – with work from Pee Wee Moore on baritone, Dave Burns on trumpet, Jimmy Boyd on piano, and William Shepherd on trombone – plus John Latham on bass and Clarence Johnson on drums – and the groove is open – informed by bop, but with a lot of early soul jazz in the mix, too – especially in the ensemble phrasing. Side one features the side-long jammer "Wail Moody Wail" – and other titles include "The Golden Touch", "The Donkey Serenade", and "Moody's Blue Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(1970 pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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PentanglePentagle – The Albums 1968 to 1972 (Pentangle/Sweet Child/Basket Of Light/Cruel Sister/Reflection/Solomon's Seal – plus bonus tracks) (7CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD ... $59.99
An incredible run of music from a really legendary band – a quintet who were as important to the British folk scene as Fairport Convention – and one who worked with an equally hip sort of vibe! Where that group featured key work from a young Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny, this one features mindblowing guitars from John Renbourn and Bert Jansch – a duo who would already be fantastic enough on their own, but who really open up in the sound of the group – way past their own wonderful albums of just a few years before! Part of the strength of Pentangle likes in the vocals of Jaqui McShee – a singer who's clearly got an ear for jazz, and brings in a strong sense of improvisation and extrapolation – as do both guitarists in the music. The bass is also fantastic – handled by Danny Thompson, who also seems to be a jazzman at heart – given the way he bends and shades things, at a level that no folk group ever would do. Percussionist Terry Cox is the remaining member of the group – nicely understated, and working with Thompson in this way that makes for these cool gentle grooves that Renbourn or Jansch never would have hit on their own. Every record here is a gem – and the set not only includes all six albums (one of which is a double) in these tiny LP-styled sleeves, it also features an insane number of bonus tracks too – and a huge book on the group and their music. 115 tracks in all – including 54 bonus tracks, a number of which are previously unreleased! CD

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Players AssociationPlayers Association/Turn The Music Up! ... CD
Vanguard/Ace (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A pair of gems from The Players Association – back to back on a single CD! First up is the fantastic first album from The Players Association – a group who may well have gotten their name for the great jazzy musicians in their lineup! Players Association are best known for their disco grooves, but they've got a core sense of instrumentation that's really a cut above – with strong leadership from jazzman Chris Hills – who plays drums, guitar, and keyboards – and other players who include Joe Farrell on tenor and flute, Bob Mover on alto and soprano, Jon Faddis on trumpet, and Mike Mandell on keyboards! Ray Mantilla and Buddy Williams add in some great percussion to the mix – which furthers the spontaneous, jazzy vibe of some of the tunes – and titles includes the funky cut "I Like It", which has a nice break in the beginning, plus the tracks "Let's Groove", "Hustlin", "Moon In Pisces", and a sweet cover of "For The Love Of You". Turn The Music Up is wonderful work from The Players Association – a group who were equal parts jazz funk and equal parts 70s club – with a vibe that's maybe like The Blackbyrds or other Fantasy Records acts at their best! The mighty Chris Hills is at the helm – and the record is overflowing with top-shelf talent from the jazz side of the spectrum – work by Bob Berg on tenor, Tom Harrell on trumpet, and Bob Mover on alto – all with room to solo, and really helping bring a musical maturity to the record that other disco records never seem to have! Titles include "Everybody Dance", "Ride The Groove", "The Closer I Get To You", and "I Wish". CD

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✨✧ Herlin RileyPerpetual Optimism ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 17.99
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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✨✧ Cecil Taylor/Buell NeidlingerNew York City R&B ... LP
Candid, 1961. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An early 60s session by Cecil Taylor for Candid, and a record that's one of our favorites by him from the early years! Despite the seemingly odd use of the term "R&B" in the title, the record's actually got a sound that's a bit more soulful than usual for Cecil, with surprising use of blue chords and deep rhythms that make for tunes with a different feel at points – yet a groove that's still as modern as you might expect from Taylor! Neidlinger was actually the leader on this session, which we think wasn't issued except for the Jazzman and Barnaby series that dug through the Candid vaults some years after this it was recorded – so they took advantage of Taylor's greater notoriety when they cooked up the packaging. Other sidemen include Archie Shepp, Billy Higgins, Dennis Charles, Clark Terry, Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd. 4 numbers in all, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Cell Walk For Celeste", "OP", and "Cindy's Main Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Barnaby reissue pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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

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VariousGet Your Lie Straight – A Galaxy Of Funky Soul ... CD
Galaxy/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
An absolute funky monster! This set lays out an incredible batch of funk era singles from the vaults of Galaxy Records – and it shakes and burns all the way through, with lost funk bombs Bobby Rush, Rodger Collins, Bill Coday, Bobby Eaton, the Debonairs and others! It's comprised of mostly obscure 45s representing the stone funkiest records ever released by the Oakland-based Galaxy label – which was at this point sort of serving as the farm club for big brother label Fantasy Records. This one's essential, kids – just as worthy of your funk-loving dollar as the legendary rare funk compilations on Jazzman, Soul Fire or Stones Throw! 22 tracks in all: "Foxy Girls In Oakland", "Get Your Lie Straight", "Chicken Heads" by Bobby Rush, "Bring It On Up" by Loleatta Holloway, "I Love Her Too" by Lenny Williams, "People Say" by JJ Malone, "Try The Life" by Everyday People, "Man Power" (previously unreleased) by Ben & Larry, "My Money Is Funny" by the Right Kind, "The Iron Horse" by Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence, "I Get What I Want" by the Sequins and lots more! CD

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✨✧ Elis Regina & Toots ThielemansAquarela Do Brasil (Mexican pressing) ... LP
Philips/Jazz Unlimited (Mexico), 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A one of a kind record that still sparkles as brightly today as it did back in the late 60s – an amazing collaboration between Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina and Scandinavian jazzman Toots Thielemans – done in a style that easily makes it one of the best records ever from both artists! Elis is at the height of her jazzy late 60s powers here – working in a soaring, breezy sort of style – but one with a lot more depth and soul than some of her contemporaries. She brings a great deal of feeling to the tunes, but always without doing too much – and this leaves plenty of space for Toots to add his touches – on harmonica, guitar, and even a bit of whistling – which really sits in nicely with the grooves. The production and overall sound is sublime – one of those never matched again sort of studio dates – and titles include great versions of "Canto De Ossanha", "Wave", "Voce", "Wilsamba", "Five For Elis", "Volta", and "O Sonho". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Mexican pressing.)

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✨✧ Bert JanschBirthday Blues ... LP
Reprise/Superior Viaduct, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake – even though Jansch has a style that's completely his own – a bit ancient at times, somewhat bluesy on his guitar inflections, and set to this amazing voice that makes even the simplest lyric come across with a spooky sort of edge. Instrumentation is relatively spare – mostly Bert on guitar, joined by occasional players who include jazzman Ray Warleigh on alto and flute, and Duffy Power on harmonica – shaded in by producer Shel Talmy in ways that remind us of the lighter folksy numbers on the Donovan productions by Mickie Most. Titles include "The Bright New Year", "Tree Song", "Poison", "Wishing Well", "Blues", "I Am Lonely", and "Come Sing Me A Happy Song To Prove We Can All Get Along The Lumpy Bumpy Long & Dusty Road". LP, Vinyl record album

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



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