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Richard & Robert Sherman, John WilliamsTom Sawyer ... LP
United Artists, 1973. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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John WilliamsJohn Williams Trio ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good ... $6.99
Don't get this John Williams confused with the bigger-name soundtrack composer of later years – because this set is pure piano jazz all the way through, played by an artist who shined briefly with Stan Getz in the mid 50s! Although little-known, Williams is a great link between bop and mainstream piano jazz worlds at the time – and really sparkles on this session for Emarcy from the mid 50s – a record that goes way beyond simple standards and easy inflections – always voiced freshly by Williams in a mode that's modern, yet not self-consciously so. Rhythm is from Bill Anthony, Ernie Farrow, or Chuck Andrus on bass – and by Frank Isola or Jack Edie on drums. Titles include the originals "Shiloh", "Okeefenokee Holiday" – plus versions of "Manteca", "Like Someone In Love", "Baubles Bangles & Beads", and "Someday My Prince Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Labels have an index sticker. Cover has a small center split on the bottom seam, aging, and light wear.)

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John WilliamsPatriot – Original Motion Picture Score ... CD
Hollywood, 2000. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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John WilliamsStar Wars – Episode 2 – Attack Of The Clones ... LP
Sony, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $99.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & silver vinyl I Am Shark pressing.)

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John WilliamsStar Wars –The Force Awakens ... CD
Walt Disney, 2016. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Still sealed, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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John WilliamsSuperman The Movie – Original Soundtrack (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner/Rhino, 1978. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Includes the original soundtrack album plus loads of previously unreleased material. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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John WilliamsWar Of The Worlds ... CD
Decca, 2005. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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John Williams OctetYear Of The Buffalo ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1985. Near Mint- ... $16.99
With Pete Saberton on piano, Martin Speake on alto, Nigel Nash on tenor, flute, and piccolo, Paul Nieman on trombone, Henry Lowther and Dick Pearce on trumpet, Chucho Merchan on bass, and Trevor Tomkins on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John WilliamsClose Encounters Of The Third Kind ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing bonus 7".)

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✨✧ John WilliamsStar Wars – Episode 3 – Revenge Of The Sith ... LP
Sony, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(2016 I Am Shark test pressing in a clear PVC sleeve.)

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✨✧ John Williams/London Symphony OrchestraStar Wars ... LP
20th Century, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing insert and poster.)

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✨✧ John Williams/London Symphony OrchestraStar Wars – Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace ... LP
Sony, 1999. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited colored vinyl pressing – Obi-Wan version.)

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✨✧ John WilliamsStar Wars – Episode 3 – Revenge Of The Sith ... LP
Sony, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cyan and green vinyl I Am Shark pressing.)

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✨✧ John WilliamsEmpire Strikes Back – Original Soundtrack (special edition) ... CD
RCA, 1980. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, remastered and expanded edition – packaged in a cool hardbound book. Slipcover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John WilliamsJohn Williams – Themes & Transcriptions For Piano – Simone Pedroni ... CD
Varese, 2017. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD


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✨✧ Albeniz, Granados, Falla, Rodrigo & othersSpanish Guitar Anthology – John Williams (7CD set) ... CD
Sony, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 7CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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Rupert Clemendore/John Buddy WilliamsLe Jazz Primitif From Trinidad ... CD
Cook, 1961. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Nothing primitif about this jazz, because the music has a really haunting feel – one that's filled with sophisticated changes and compelling instrumentation – served up in ways that are unlike anything else we can think of! Side one of the record features the combo of percussionist Rupert Clemendore, who also plays vibes on the record – with Bert Innis on piano, Frankie Francis on sax, and Les Sargeant on guitar – all in a set of tunes that skittishly groove on angular rhythms, yet also have a sense of warmth as well. Titles include "Bongo Mood", "We Mambo", "Princess Charming", and "The Fly". Side two features equally amazing music from the group of bassist John Buddy Williams – a combo with lots of heavy percussion and a definite Latin bent in the rhythms, plus "doublers" who play either sax or clarinet at the same time – making for a really wide, spread-apart sound as they snake through the melodies! These tracks were all recorded live, with a really festive feel – and titles include "Alma Llanera", "She Pon Top", "Shoemaker Shop", "Man In Dey", and "Last Night The Landlord Nearly Killed Me". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
 
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John CageLollipops – 25 Year Retrospective Concert/Indeterminacy/Double Music/Cartridge Music/Fontana Mix (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
An excellent collection of early work by John Cage – and a set that's maybe not nearly as sweet as you'd guess from the "lollipops" in the title! The box is worth it alone for its presentation of the 25 Year Retrospective Concert – which brings together 1958 performance versions of important early works, including "Imaginary Landscape No 1", "Six Short Inventions For Seven Instruments", "First Construction In Metal", "She Is Asleep" (in quartet and duo version), "Sonatas & Interludes", "Music For Carillion No 1", "Williams Mix", and "Concert For Piano & Orchestra", which was new at the time. The package then goes on to include "Double Music" by Cage with Lou Harrison, the spoken word/piano statement "Indeterminacy" done with David Tudor, and key early readings of "Cartridge Music" and "Fontana Mix". CD

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Jessica WilliamsNothin But The Truth ... LP
Blackhawk, 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
With Williams on piano, John Wiitala on bass, Bud Spangler on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes Vol 4 – The Ultimate Collection – NYC Classic Underground Anthems & Previously Unreleased Remixes (4CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99 36.99
John Morales has a wonderful talent for taking a funky track and making it sound even funkier – which he does beautifully here in this killer collection of old school tunes! Many of the numbers are vintage clubby soul from the late 70s and early 80s – and Morales has this great way of crystalizing all the best elements in the songs, and pulling them to the forefront – but all without ever ruining the integrity of the tracks that sounded so great in the first place! In other words, the work here isn't the imprint of some young DJ trying to overstate his presence – but a true music maestro who really knows what makes a club track great – a vibe that takes us back to the brilliant edits of the early NYC scene. All titles here are previously unreleased – and the massive 4CD set features titles that include Morales mixes of "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby" by Barry White, "You Got Me Running" by Lenny Williams, "Mind On You" by Level 42, "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman, "Lovergirl" by Teen Marie, "Standing Right Here" by Mannix, "Love Is The Message" by MFSB, "Let The Music Play" by Barry White, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Funkin For Jamaica" by Tom Browne, "All Night" by Katzuma, "Hi Tension" by Hi Tension, "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" by Eddie Kendricks, "Before I Let Go" by Frankie Beverly, "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Star Love" by Three Ounces Of Love", "You Stepped Into My Life" by Melba Moore, "Life Is A Song Worth Singing" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Walk Away From Love" by David Ruffin, "Life Goes On" by The Jones Girls, "This Time Baby" by Jackie Moore, "Turn Me Up" by Keith Barrow, "Circles" by Atlantic Starr, "Joy & Pain" by Maze, "Stay" by The Controllers, "Take Me Home" by Cher, and "Can't Live Without Your Love" by Tamiko Jones. CD

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VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes Vol 4 Part A – The Ultimate Collection – NYC Classic Underground Anthems & Previously Unreleased Remixes ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 30.99
John Morales has a wonderful talent for taking a funky track and making it sound even funkier – which he does beautifully here in this killer collection of old school tunes! Many of the numbers are vintage clubby soul from the late 70s and early 80s – and Morales has this great way of crystalizing all the best elements in the songs, and pulling them to the forefront – but all without ever ruining the integrity of the tracks that sounded so great in the first place! In other words, the work here isn't the imprint of some young DJ trying to overstate his presence – but a true music maestro who really knows what makes a club track great – a vibe that takes us back to the brilliant edits of the early NYC scene. All titles here are previously unreleased – and this 2LP set features four titles that include Morales mixes of "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby" by Barry White, "You Got Me Running" by Lenny Williams, "Mind On You" by Level 42, and "Vertigo/Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tony WilliamsSpectrum – The Anthology ... CD
Polygram, Late 60s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work with Larry Young, Ron Carter, Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin, Ted Dunbar, and others. Tracks include "Emergency", "Vashkar", "Sangria For Three", "Right On", "Allah Be Praised", "There Comes A Time", "Some Hip Drum Sh*t", "Mom & Dad", and "You Make It Easy" – 25 tracks total. CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase. Small cutout hole through corner of case.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittWe'll Be Together Again ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961/1968. Used ... $7.99
Nothing fancy – but some great straight-ahead blowing from Stitt and Jug! The album's a quintet session, with John Houston piano, Buster Williams bass, and George Brown drums providing all the rhythm. But the real focus is on the twin-sax frontline – with Sitt taking up the alto on a few numbers, but mostly blowing tenor head to head with Jug. The album was supposedly recorded in 1961, but not issued until later in the 60s by Prestige – and it's right up there with the excellent work that the team were cutting at the time for Verve and Argo. Titles include "A Mess", "Water Jug", "New Blues Up & Down", "Red Sails In The Sunset", and "A Pair Of Red Pants". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mildred BaileyChronological Mildred Bailey – 1939 ... CD
Classics (France), 1939. Used ... $11.99
With Charlie Shavers, Billy Kyle, Red Norvo, John Kirby, Mary Lou Williams, Floyd Smith, Eddie Dougherthy & Cozy Cole. CD
(Out of print.)

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Count Basie88 Basie Street (XRCD LP pressing) ... CD
Pablo/JVC, 1983. Used ... $29.99
Very fluid later work from Count Basie – a set that has that nice open-ended Pablo Records approach, but which still comes across with that brilliant Basie groove that first emerged most strongly in the 50s! Players are a mix of young and old, and the group includes Grover Mitchell and Booty Wood on trombones, Sonny Cohn and Jim Crawford on trumpets, John Williams on baritone, Eric Dixon on tenor and flute, Kenny Hing on tenor, Chris Woods on alto and flute, Joe Pass on guitar, and Cleveland Eaton on bass. Tracks are on the long side, and titles include "88 Basie Street", "Bluesville", "The Blues Machine", "Contractor's Blues", "Katy", and "Sunday At The Savoy". CD
(Out of print. XRCD pressing in a hardbound book.)

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Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie Meets Bond ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An excellent gimmick – and yet another way that United Artists was trying to push its "Bond" catalog in the 60s! Count Basie brings a soulful swing to the work of John Barry – hitting hard on the tracks with his own smoking piano, and an orchestra filled with some of his best players, like Al Grey, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – as well as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, an artist who wasn't credited on the session at he time. Arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and George Williams – and titles include "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love", "007", "Girl Trouble", and "Goldfinger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover is lightly bent at the bottom right.)

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Bo-KeysRoyal Sessions (UK pressing) ... CD
BGP (UK), 2004. Used ... $5.99
Modern Memphis soul from the Bo-Keys – a group who play in the same spirit as classic acts from Stax and Hi Records! The sound's no surprise, as the record was recorded in the studios of legendary producer Willie Mitchell – a perfect fit for the warm Booker T-inspired grooves of the set. The core group includes organ, guitar, bass, and drums – plus incidental vocals – and some tracks feature additional trumpet, tenor sax, and percussion. Titles include "I Remember Stax", "Seven & 7", "Spanish Delight", "Under The Table", "Coming Home Baby", and "Back At The Chicken Shack", which features guest performances by Memphis legends Calvin Newborn and John Gary Williams! CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisIn A Silent Way ... CD
Columbia, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
There's nothing "silent" here – as the album's a bold entry in the electric years of Miles Davis – one that still features contributions from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams – but which also expands the lineup considerably – really reaching out towards the sound of Bitches Brew! Herbie's on electric keys here, working alongside Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul, who really help increase the flow of the tunes and enforce the "directions in music" stated on the cover of the set! Shorter's on soprano sax, playing in an even more angular way – and Dave Holland is on bass, replacing the sound of Ron Carter, getting some rhythmic assistance at times from John McLaughlin, whose sound really helps to shape the record! Titles include 2 side-long tracks – "Shhh/Peaceful" and "In A Silent Way/It's About Time" – both long, and both beautiful! CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Joe FarrellJoe Farrell Quartet/Outback/Moon Germs ... CD
BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of classic LPS by Joe Farrell – in a 2CD set! The self-titled quartet set is one of his first LPs as a leader – and a stellar session that's easily one of the early high points for the legendary CTI label! It features a key quintet of like-mined up-and-comers that includes Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – players who definitely know the farther reaches of jazz, yet hang just on the inside here with Joe – providing some amazing accompaniment for his lines on soprano, tenor, and flute. Titles include "Molten Glass", "Song Of The Wind", "Motion", "Follow Your Heart", and "Circle In The Square". Outback is another killer set – a drawn-out quintet side – with Chick Corea on electric piano, Buster Williams on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and Airto on percussion. It's got some strong choppy reed/percussion interplay – but with a sharpness and focus that you don't always hear – and the are all nice & long. Titles include "Outback", "Sound Down", "November 68th" and "Bleeding Orchid". Moon Germs is one of the best records ever cut by funky sax man Joe Farrell! The album's virtually the blueprint for later 70s funk of this type, and played perfectly by Farrell and a very hip quartet lineup! Players include Joe on soprano and tenor sax, Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – playing with a very angular sense of rhythm that really dives the record! Titles include the great cut "Great Gorge", which has a tight modal sample groove, plus "Times Lie", "Bass Folk Song", and "Moon Germs". CD

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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz & The Cool Sounds ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954/1955. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An odd little album in the Stan Getz catalog of the 50s – not just because of the cheesy cover and title, but also because it features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool sounds" title of the record – in that they feature Getz with the west coast lineup of Loy Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – heard more famously on Stan's West Coast album of the same time. But other sides feature a different grouping – with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass, and Max Roach on drums – offering up a different side of the west coast altogether. And still others take things back to more of an east coast modern style – by featuring either Tony Fruscella on trumpet or Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, in groups with John Williams on piano. The mix of material makes for a nicely-rounded portrait of Getz's talents in the mid 50s years – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Nobody Else But Me", "Serenade In Blue", "Of Thee I Sing", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Blue Bells", "Roundup Time", "Rustic Hop", and "A Handful Of Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. This copy was sealed, but opened to determine pressing, and remains unplayed. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ralph J GleasonMusic In The Air (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
Ralph J Gleason might just be one of the coolest cats to ever write about music – a key part of the San Francisco scene during the postwar years – where his talents helped illuminate both the worlds of art and music during the beat generation – then really helped shine a spotlight on all the cultural changes in the city during the 60s – which even led to Gleason's role in the founding of Rolling Stone magazine! Gleason always had a great eye (and ear) for things that were new and special, but never in a way that was slavish to the moment – or to its creator – and the book features an initial section on his writings on jazz and blues – with essays on John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Carmen McRae, BB King, John Handy, Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, Cal Tjader, Ben Webster, the San Francisco Jazz scene, and other diverse topics. The second section features Gleason on folk and rock – with bits on Jefferson Airplane, Hank Williams, Lenny Bruce, Odetta, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and others – and the final section features articles on politics and culture – covering topics that include Richard Nixon, radio payola, Law & Order, flower children, and other slices of society, seen from the Gleason viewpoint. Book is hardcover, and 309 pages. Book

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Governor's State University Jazz BandGovernor's State University Jazz Band Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Governor's State University/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
A really wonderful album of obscure jazz recordings from the Chicago scene of the 70s – way more than just the usual school band record, as the tracks here are mostly originals, and performed by a very inventive group of musicians! Governor's State University was a very hip place at the time – a public college at the end of the main train line running through the south side of Chicago – which made the school a place of great opportunity and expression for the city's African-American community. Rather than a junior college, GSU had higher levels of learning – and had an especially strong jazz program, as you'll hear in this set – which features both sextet performances and work by a larger ensemble – both imbued with some of the best creative legacy of the Chicago scene. Things never go far outside, but there's definitely a deeper understanding of musical reaches taking place here – and the core quartet features Walter Henderson on cornet, John Pate on piano, Eugene Vineyard on tenor, Ronald Askew on guitar, Jeff Simon on bass, and Curtis Prince on drums. These players are in the larger group – which also features William Howell and Gerald Myrow on trombones, Vincent Carter and Steele Seales on saxes, and Kenneth Brass and Melvin Williams on trumpets. Titles include "Crabmeat", "Song For Suzanne", "Keishaz", "Give It One", "Listen Here", and "Spanish Samba". CD

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Abdullah Ibrahim & EkayaAfrican River ... CD
Enja, 1989. Used ... $9.99
With Buster Williams on bass, Brian Adams on drums, John Stubblefield on tenor saxophone & flute, Abdullah Ibrahim on piano, Horace Alexander Young on soprano saxophone, alto saxophone & piccolo flute, Robin Eubanks on trombone & Howard Johnson on tuba, trumpet & baritone saxophone. CD
(Out of print, booklet has a cut corner.)

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Billy PierceWilliam The Conquerer ... LP
Sunnyside (France), 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of Billy Pierce's excellent early sides as a leader! Features Pierce on tenor and soprano sax, James Simmons and James Williams on piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Keith Copeland on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraIntergalactic Thing (with download) ... LP
Roaratorio, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
Never-heard music from the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra – pulled from four different sessions recorded at the group's Philadelphia home in 1969 – and every bit as impressive as the Saturn Records material from the time! The recording quality is great – these aren't random snippets of sounds caught on a cassette – and Ra's really trying out some new ideas with the Arkestra – sometimes working in highly percussive modes that feel like a late 60s update of the exoticism of the group in their final Chicago years – sometimes bringing in more electric elements, as Ra himself plays both Farfisa and a Hohner clavinet – no piano at all! Other players include the mighty John Gilmore on tenor, Doug Williams on trumpet and "space dimension mellophone", Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on altos and flutes, Danny Ray Thompson on alto, James Jacson on percussion – and all other members of the group play percussion too – which makes for plenty of percussive moments! Notes are by Robert Campbell – the Sun Ra expert – and titles include "The Others From Another World", "Discipline Of The Pharoahs", "Latent Friends", "Moon Over Saturn", "Principles Of The Pharoahs", "Calling Out To Saturn", "Exotic Forest", "Do The Intergalactic Thing", and "Saturn Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Dave RayFine Soft Land ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1967. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Fine acoustic blues and folk from Dave Ray on Elektra – a mix of originals and nice adaptations of songs popularized by Sleepy John Estes and others. Most songs are spun with 12-string guitar and vocals, both by Ray – with harp on a tribute to Sonny Boy Williams, and piano on the closer. Titles include Includes "Alabama Woman", "Young Man", "Crying Shame", "Highway 51", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Kid Man Blues", "If I Get Lucky", "Married Woman Blues", "You Can't Go" and more. CD

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Charlie Rouse, Benny Bailey, & OthersUpper Manhattan Jazz Society ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A great amalgamation of players – and a quintet with powers far beyond their hokey name! The group's working in a polished approach to post-bop – a bit like styles heard on some of the Timeless and Steeplechase sessions of the late 70s, but with a more directive approach that really pushes the strong tunes on the set. The quintet features Charlie Rouse on tenor, Benny Bailey on trumpet, Albert Dailey on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Keith Copeland on drums – all working their way through longish tunes by composers that include John Hicks and Fritz Pauer, as well as Rouse and Dailey. The album features a beautiful take on Hicks' great tune "Naima's Love Song", plus the tracks "After The Morning", "Spelunke", "Lil Sherry", and "Mr McGhee". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a smal center split in the spine.)

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Vanessa RubinDream Is You – Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron ... CD
Nibur, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best albums in years from jazz singer Vanessa Rubin – a very hip set dedicated to the music of Tadd Dameron, which makes for a collection of tunes that go way past the usual! Plus, in addition to a great set of songs, the album also features direction from Cecil Bridgewater – and arrangements by Jimmy Heath, Bobby Watson, Frank Foster, and Benny Golson – really giving things a soulful swing that's just right for Vanessa's vocals! The whole thing's got all the best charm of her early work, but maybe an even hipper edge – and players include Eddie Allen on trumpet, Clifton Anderson on trombone, Patience Higgins on tenor, Bruce Williams on alto, John Cowherd on piano, and Carl Allen on drums. Many tracks are nice along, with room enough for instrumental solos too – and titles include "Kitchenette Across The Hall", "Ladybird", "Whatever Possessed Me", "I Think I'll Go Away", "Weekend", "On A Misty Night", and "Good Bait". CD

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VariousCan't Keep From Crying – Topical Blues On The Death Of President Kennedy ... CD
Testament, 1964. Used ... $6.99
Music from Big Joe Williams, James & Fannie Brewer, John Lee Granderson, Otis Spann, Mary Ross, Bill Jackson, James Brewer, Johnny Young, Avery Brady, Fannie Brewer & Jimmy Brown. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousCool Cat Club – A Vintage Blues Ragout ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A double-dose of rare soul and blues – served up here on a double-length set that's overflowing with plenty of obscure gems from the 50s and 60s! The format here follows some of the other collections on Stag O Lee – a nicely rough-n-ready sound, pulled from 45s from back in the day – and there's a heck of a lot more sounds and styles here than just the blues hinted at by the title! 32 tracks in all – with titles that include "Dead" by The Poets, "My Isabella" by Danny Cobb, "Castanet Senorita" by Ray Johnson, "My Love Is Coming Down" by Kenny Martin, "Come On Home" by George Allen, "Misery" by Barrett Strong, "Pneumonia" by Joe Tex, "Talkin Bout Me" by Moose John, "How Much Land" by Frank Minion, "Mama Linda" by The Monitors, "Little Girl" by Sugar Boy Williams, "Hard Times" by Jackie Ross, "Hey Boy" by The Sterlings, "Every Whicha Kinda Way" by Earl King, and "Going Back Where I Belong" by Sugar Pie Desanto. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDirty Jazz From Down South ... CD
Cook, 1958. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 16.98
Nothing too dirty about this jazz – especially considering that the "south" in the title is actually the Caribbean – an overlooked hotbed of creative improvisational activity! The album's similar to some of the other Caribbean jazz recorded by Cook Records at the time – highly rhythmic, with a somewhat exotic feel – but the music here is also a bit more conventionally jazz-based at times, with echoes of older swing and trad modes mixed in with rougher percussion on the bottom. There's some great sax parts at times – nice and snakey – and titles include "Serenade", "Kiss Me In the Country", and "Mme Kilio" by Cyril Diaz; "Vicki" and "Cook's Cooking" by Johnny Gomez, "My Salty Sin" and "Choro" by John Buddy Williams, "All Of Me" by Conrad Jones, and "Jungle Blues" by Lorna Pierre. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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VariousI'd Love To Turn You On – Classical & Avant Garde Music That Inspired The Counterculture (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
The title's a reference to a Beatles' song – and the set brings together a range of classical and other styles of music that had a huge influence on the 60s pop scene – a number of sources that you'll definitely recognize in later work by the Fab Four, plus lots more important work as well! About eighty percent of the set is classical, in a mix of both avant/20th Century, and some warmer more sentimental modes – and the package also includes a few choice cuts from the world of jazz, European pop, and even global music – so that the 3CD set features this amazing mix of sounds from artists who include Charlie Parker, Jacques Brel, Bernard Herrmann, Yusef Lateef, Bruno Martino, Lucio Alves, Sun Ra, Ravi Shankar, and composers who include Berio, Bach, Xenakis, Stravinsky, Holst, Handel, Williams, Stockhausen, Ravel, and John Cage. 51 tracks in all – and notes that help guide you through this amazing musical journey. CD

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VariousJamaica All Stars Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Studio One, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A heavy package of treasures from the vaults of Studio One – tracks from the early days of the label that really illustrate the special touch that Studio One had right from the start! The work here is some of the most soulful from the early years of reggae – Jamaican music that's clearly drawn strong inspiration from American work, but which is already really finding its own sort of special groove – mellow burning rocksteady, early reggae, and more – still sounding every bit as righteous and powerful as it did back in the day! This double-length set brings together both volumes of the original compilations – and titles include "Peeping Tom" by Brentford All Stars, "Honey Come Back" by Jerry James, "Get You Off My Mind" by Larry Marshall, "I'll Be Waiting" by Alton Ellis, "Got To Be Sure" by Horace Andy, "My Eyes" by John Holt, "He Don't Love You" by Larry Williams, "Psychedelic Rock" by Ernest Ranglin, "Life" by Hortense Ellis, "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Winston Francis, "Old Time Saying" by Burning Spear, "Riddle I This" by Dennis Alcapone, "Feel Good All Over" by King Sporty, "Zion Higher" by Burning Spear, and "Home Home Version" by Dennis Alcapone & Ken Boothe. CD

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✨✧ VariousKubrick's Music – Selections From The Films Of Stanley Kubrick (4CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $22.99
A huge set of music – one that's maybe a bit different than you might expect! Right from the start, Stanley Kubrick was a groundbreaking director – one who had a great sense of music on the screen – sometimes from film scores that he'd commission for his movies, sometimes from previous recordings that were used in really effective ways in a scene! This package focuses strongly on that second half of the Kubrick legacy – and includes selections by a huge amount of talents – including Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Coltrane, Sergei Prokofiev, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johan Strauss, Toots Thielemans, Vera Lynn, Oscar Peterson, Bela Bartok, and others – as used in films that include Dr Strangelove, 2001 A Space Oddysey, Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Eyes Wide Shut. The set also features film scores from Spartacus by Alex North and Lolita by Nelson Riddle – and the whole thing comes in a box set with a booklet – featuring 69 tracks in all, with a lot of musical surprises! CD

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✨✧ VariousMemphis 70 – The City's Funk & Soul In The Decade After Otis 1968 to 1977 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A mind-expanding look at Memphis soul – one that gets way past common cliches about the city and its music! There's a heavy dose of funk in the mix on most numbers here – a gritty, fuzzy approach to the music that seems slightly borrowed from the Detroit scene at the end of the 60s – then mixed with some rougher, rootsier southern soul styles too! But other tracks take on a more sophisticated sound too – some of the righteous elements that hit Stax in the post-1968 period, especially as Isaac Hayes and David Porter were working on their own great solo work. Yet unlike Hayes and Porter, most of the artists here are much lesser-known – singers and groups who never charted big, but who got the chance to record for Memphis labels like XL, Stax, Select-O-Hits, and Sounds Of Memphis. CD features 20 tracks in all – and titles include "Dig It" by The Optimistics, "Mississippi Mud" by Smithsonian, "Two Paces Ahead Of Love" by Willie Walker, "Pullin" by The Minits, "It's Bump Time" by Gene Bowlegs Miller, "Blackrock Yeah Yeah" by Blackrock, "Keep The Faith" by Mel & Tim, "Watch Dog (alt)" by Barbara & The Browns, "Come What May" by John Gary Williams, "Strange Things" by Art Jerry Miller, "Shake" by The Ovations, "Tip Toeing" by Alvin Cash, "The Way Of Me" by Hannon, "Take A Giant Step" by LaCleve Milon, "Papa Killed A Chicken" by Willie Toliver, and "Don't Boom Boom" by Lillian Hale. CD

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VariousNew Breed R&B – Saturday Night Special ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Raw soul from the 60s – not the polished sounds of Motown, or the smoother grooves of the Philly studios – but instead work by artists who might have recorded R&B during the decade before, and who still work here with a fair bit of grit in their grooves! The shift is a bit like that which James Brown made between the 50s and 60s – and that includes the occasional funky groove here and there – mixed with really powerful vocals right upfront, and a hard-wailing instrumental backdrop that really matches the energy of the singers! Occasional hints of blues float into the mix here and there, but the music is hardly blues at all – just rare soul gems pulled from labels that include Galaxy, Carnival, Chant, Modern, and many others – including a number of tracks unissued at the time, and seven that appear here for the first time ever. Titles include "Compact Baby" by Rob Robinson, "I'll Never Do It Again" by The Corvairs, "Every Saturday Night" by Aaron Collins & The Teen Queens, "Your Yah Yah Is Gone" by The Tren Teens, "Turn The Lamps Down Low" by Pat Garvis, "Family Man" by Slim & The Twilights, "Purty Lil Mama" by Freddie Williams, "Triple Zero" by Esko Wallace, "Love Must Be Taboo" by Tony Clarke, "The Long John" by Jarvis Jackson, and "Head Doctor" by Gay Meadows. CD

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VariousRare Chicago Blues 1962 to 1968 ... CD
Bullseye Blues, 1960s. Used ... $7.99
Music from Little Brother Montgomery, John Lee Granderson, Robert Nighthawk, Otis Spann, Big Joe Williams, Johnnie Jones, Reverend Robert Wilkins, Robert Pete Williams, Maxwell Street Jimmy & more. CD

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✨✧ Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie Meets Bond EP – From Russia With Love/Thunderball/Golden Horn/Goldfinger ... 7-inch
United Artists, 1966. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent gimmick – and yet another way that United Artists was trying to push its "Bond" catalog in the 60s! Count Basie brings a soulful swing to the work of John Barry – hitting hard on the tracks with his own smoking piano, and an orchestra filled with some of his best players, like Al Grey, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – as well as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, an artist who wasn't credited on the session at he time. Arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and George Williams. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ CrusadersLife In The Modern World ... CD
MCA, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nathan East on bass & synthesizer, John Robinson on drums, Michael Landau on guitar, Lenny Castro on percussion, Joe Sample on piano & synthesizer, Wilton Felder on saxophone & Larry Williams on synthesizer. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisFirst Miles ... CD
Savoy (Japan), Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title gets it right – as these recordings are definitely some of the first-ever by Miles Davis – some done under his own name, some as a key sideman with other artists! The first 8 cuts feature Davis with group of his own, featuring his famous boss of the time, Charlie Parker, on alto sax – plus John Lewis on piano and Max Roach on drums. Most tracks have a few versions, and titles include "Half Nelson", "Little Willie Leaps", "Milestones", and "Sippin At Bells". Next are 7 more tracks done on sessions that feature vocalist Rubberlegs Williams and reedman Herbie Fields – tunes that include "That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch", "Pointless Mama Blues", and "Bring It On Home". Last up is a bonus Charlie Parker tune – a classic 1945 recording of "Now's The Time", with Miles on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisIn A Silent Way ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's nothing "silent" here – as the album's a bold entry in the electric years of Miles Davis – one that still features contributions from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams – but which also expands the lineup considerably – really reaching out towards the sound of Bitches Brew! Herbie's on electric keys here, working alongside Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul, who really help increase the flow of the tunes and enforce the "directions in music" stated on the cover of the set! Shorter's on soprano sax, playing in an even more angular way – and Dave Holland is on bass, replacing the sound of Ron Carter, getting some rhythmic assistance at times from John McLaughlin, whose sound really helps to shape the record! Titles include 2 side-long tracks – "Shhh/Peaceful" and "In A Silent Way/It's About Time" – both long, and both beautiful! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing in a blue border cover, with promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Dave Grusin, David Shire, Lalo Schifrin, & OthersQuinn Martin Collection Vol 1 – Cop & Detective Series (Barnaby Jones/Dan August/Most Wanted/Cannon) ... CD
La La Land, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A motherlode of cop and crime soundtracks from the 70s – none of which have ever been commercially released before! All the music here comes from the mighty holdings of Quinn Martin Productions – the wellspring of so many great hour-long TV detective shows in the 70s – often well-penned dramas that were really a cut above the usual! The company's approach was always pretty top-shelf – and that included the music, too – which was often scored in superb ways, especially considering that in the pre-DVD days, many of these shows would only get seen once or twice. There's a quality level here that matches most widely-circulated 70s cop soundtracks from the cinematic world – and many of the composers are of the same caliber, too – with material that includes 18 tracks for two Dan August episodes by Dave Grusin, 15 more tracks by Lalo Schifrin for an episode of Most Wanted, 15 tracks for Barnaby Jones by Jerry Goldsmith, 20 tracks for two episodes of Cannon by John Parker, and more material by Duane Tatro, Nelson Riddle, Patrick Williams, David Shire, and Bruce Broughton. CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Honeyboy Edwards, & OthersReally Chicago's Blues ... LP
Adelphi, 1969. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool – a set that really gets at the still-gritty side of the Chicago blues scene at the end of the 60s – with work by Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Honeyboy Edwards, Big Joe Williams, Walter Horton, and John Lee Granderson – all working in differing lineups throughout! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Cedar Walton with Freddie HubbardReliving The Moment – Live At The Keystone Korner ... CD
High Note, 1977/1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cedar Walton and Freddie Hubbard – doing their thing in an incredible residency at San Francisco's Keystone Corner club, from December 29, 1977 to New Years Day, 1978 – as part of the Rahsaan Roland Kirk Memorial Jazz Festival! Walton is leading, and his piano is inspired and energetic throughout – with an equally brilliant Hubbard on trumpet or flugelhorn on 3 of the 7 numbers. Drummer Billy Higgins, tenor Bob Berg and bassist David Williams round out the group, and the titles"Midnight Waltz", "Ugetsu", "For All We Know", "For All We Know", "Byrdlike", "Jacob's Ladder" and an incredible take on John Coltrane's "Impressions". CD

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✨✧ VariousBernardo Bertolucci ... CD
Mediane (Italy), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little package dedicated to the films of Bernardo Bertolucci – one that features a host of great themes from a variety of different films – including Partner, Novecento, Last Tango In Paris, Little Buddha, Dreamers, The Conformist, and Prima Della Rivoluzione. The CD offers up a full range of themes from famous Bertolucci movies – and includes "Cha Cha Cha Cantato" by Piero Piccioni, "Vecchia Hollywood" by Ennio Morricone, "Chi Pi Felice Di Me" by Georges Delerue, "Il Conformista" by Augusto Martelli, "Splash" by Ennio Morricone, "Why Did She Choose You" by Gato Barbieri, "Tema Di Ada" by Ennio Morricone, "The Last Emperor" by John Williams, "Little Buddha" by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and "La Tragedia Di Un Nomo Ridiculo" by Ennio Morricone. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz Vol 11 – Esoteric, Modal, & Progressive Jazz From The SteepleChase Label 1974 to 1984 ... CD
Steeplechase/Jazzman (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive collection of music from the Steeplechase label – spiritual sounds from back in the day, and a side of the label's legacy that's only gotten the right sort of appreciation in more recent years! Steeplechase was a European company, and their biggest claim to fame was recordings of American musicians overseas – especially Dexter Gordon – but the label also had a fantastic ear for more soulful currents on the American underground, and not only managed to capture some less-recorded artists, but also give some bigger names a freer space to express the more spiritual side of their styles! The set is a sublime set of work from the post-Coltrane years – tunes that are modal, soulful, and occasionally slightly funky – served up in a set of completely uplifting music, all supported by the usual excellent Jazzman attention to detail and thorough liner notes. Titles include "The Time Of This World Is At Hand" by Billy Gault, "Tipe Tizwe" by Jim McNeely, "Aida" by Rene McLean, "Dark Warrior" by Khan Jamal, "Naima" by Michael Carvin, "Magwaza" by Johnny Dyani with John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana, "Ode To St Cecile" by Mary Lou Williams, "Jean Marie" by Sam Jones, "Miss Priss" by Ken McIntyre, and "De I Comahlee Ah" by Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin. CD

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✨✧ Archie Shepp5 Original Albums (Four For Trane/On This Night/Fire Music/Mama Too Tight/Way Ahead) (5CD set) ... CD
Impulse/Universal, Late 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from Archie Shepp – 5 albums that helped define the Impulse Records sound of the 60s! First up is Four For Trane – an amazing Impulse debut from Archie Shepp – easily one of his boldest musical statements ever, and a key announcement to the world that a new generation of modernists was on the rise! The album was co-produced by John Coltrane – who brought Shepp to the label, and almost gets out-done by Archie's sharply crafted musical vision on the set. The style here is that mix of freer lines and tighter conception that Shepp used with the New York Contemporary Five – and players include John Tchicai on alto from that group, plus Roswell Rudd on trombone, Alan Shorter on flugelhorn, Reggie Workman on bass, and Charles Moffett on drums. The lack of piano in the album is striking – and allows for plenty of horn interplay, but in a way that's much more cutting and dark than any of the piano-less horn dates from the 50s. Titles include 4 Coltrane compositions ("Syeeda's Song Flute", "Mr Syms", "Cousin Mary", and "Naima"), as sort of a tribute to Trane – plus Shepp's excellent "Rufus (Swung, his face at last to the wind, then his neck snapped)". On This Night is one of his most successful blends of the disparate influences that comprised his style. The group is a bit smaller than usual – which gives good focus to players like Bobby Hutcherson, Henry Grimes, and Joe Chambers. Shepp contributed some of his most haunting compositions to the set – including "On This Night", "The Mac Man", and "The Pickaninny" – and the whole thing's amazing enough to make you a Shepp convert for life. Whenever we get bogged down in some of his later recordings, we only need put this one on and feel refreshed! Fire Music is fantastic stuff – easily one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums, and certainly one of the pivotal points of 60s avant garde jazz! The album features Shepp leading a crack "new thing" line up that includes Ted Curson on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto, Joe Chambers on drums, Reggie Johnson on bass, and the lesser-known Joseph Orange on trombone – all playing in a beautifully poised manner, never too far out and free, but with all the dynamic energy of the best jazz changes of the 60s! There's a vibe here that's similar to some of the Blue Note "new thing" work by players like Grachan Moncur, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams from the time – but there's a vision that's also wider and deeper, too, given the size of the group and the way they interact. Titles include "Hambone", "Los Olvidados", "Malcolm Malcolm–Semper Malcolm", and an insane cover of "Girl From Ipanema". You can't go wrong with this one – trust us! Mama Too Tight is growing brilliance from the young Archie Shepp – a record that's not just about Archie's own amazing work on the tenor, but also his keen modern vision as a leader! The combo here is an ensemble that features some of the hippest modernists of the 60s – Roswell Rudd and Grachan Moncur on trombone, Perry Robinson on clarinet, Howard Johnson on tuba, Charlie Haden on bass, and Tommy Turrentine on trumpet – making a rare non-bop appearance here, and further enforcing our already-high estimation of his talents! The style's somewhat in the "new thing" mode of the period, but it's also a bit more tightly arranged too – almost hitting Mingus-like modes for the bigger ensemble – balancing the force of the group together with very free, bold solo impulses from the players. Side one features the extended "Portrait Of Robert Thompson (As A Young Man)" – and side two features "Mama Too Tight", "Theme For Ernie", and "Basheer". Way Ahead Is definitely the way ahead in jazz – back in the 60s, and well into the 21st Century too! Archie Shepp's in prime form here – working with a sextet that's awash in avant freedoms, but which always shows a great sense of restraint – just the right power gained from the new modes of jazz expression, as the players dance together beautifully on a razor's edge of personal creativity and ensemble exploration. Players here include Grachan Moncur on trombone, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Beaver Harris and Roy Haynes on drums – and the album also features the first piano player on most of the Shepp albums on Impulse – Walter Davis Jr, making a rare outside appearance with the group! Titles include the classic track "Frankenstein", plus "Fiesta", "Damn If I Know (The Stroller)", and "Sophisticated Lady" – all nice and long! CD

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✨✧ VariousCatacombs – Temple Street, Wolverhampton 1968 to 1974 – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul, Popcorn & R&B ... CD
Charly (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime 60s soul singles – upbeat, grooving, and brought together in support of legendary UK club The Catacombs – an early hotbed for the Northern Soul scene! The package is heavy on notes and images from the club – but even if you've never set foot in the UK, or on a dancefloor, you'll still find plenty here to love – a searing batch of 28 gems from the late 60s – most of them pretty darn rare, and usually with an edge that's a lot rawer than mainstream work of the time! The Catacombs seemed to pick the cuts that still held onto some of the sharper qualities of the earliest years of soul – less smooth groovers and more gritty tracks that really make this batch stand out. Titles include "Try A Little Harder" by The Fi-Dels, "What Is This" by Bobby Womack, "Suffering City" by Johnny & Lilly, "Psychedelic Soul" by Saxie Russell, "Do Me Like You Do Me" by John Williams & The Tick Tocks, "The Wrong Girl" by The Showmen, "Every Beat Of My Heart" by The Du-Ettes, "Michael" by The CODs, "Chinatown" by Victor Knight, "House Of Heartaches" by The Neptunes, "Love Time" by Kelly Brothers, "I've Got To Have Your Love" by Mill Evans, "The Touch Of Venus" by Sandy Wynns, "If You Ask Me" by Jerry Williams, and "Nothing Worse Than Being Alone" by The Ad Libs. CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyBig Man ... CD
Fantasy/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the last albums ever issued by the great Cannonball Adderley – and one of the most ambitious, too! The set's a concept album – done in close collaboration with David Axelrod, in a similar spirit to some of Cannon's projects on the zodiac or the bible – but this time turned towards the legend of John Henry! The set's got some fuller orchestrations than some of the others – a bit of strings and a chorus, which sometimes gives the record the feel of a blacksploitation album, sometimes more of a Melvin Van Peebles project. Lead vocals are by Joe Williams, Randy Crawford, and Robert Guillaume – and the core combo features work from Cannonball on alto sax, Dawili Gonga on keyboards, Airto on percussion, and George Bohannon on trombone – on titles that include "Hundred an One Year", "Poundin", "The Steamdrill", "New Star Risin", "On His Bones", "Anybody Need A Big Man", "The Broomstick Song", and "Ten Mile Of Mountain". CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersFeeling Good ... CD
Polydor/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stellar sounds from the great Roy Ayers – an early 80s album for Polydor, but a set that's still got the wonderfully tight, wonderfully groovy feel of his late 70s albums for the label! Roy's really perfected his sense of balance by this time – and does a great job of balancing groovers with sweet mellow steppers – the kind of cool, compressed, jazzy numbers that we love so much! Ayers heads for the clubs one minute, the bedroom the next – and draws us in beautifully whichever direction he takes – thanks to some sublime vibes and electric piano – and great lead vocals from Roy, and other singers who include Terri Wells, Vivian Prince, John King, and Ricky Williams. Titles include "Ooh", "Let's Stay Together", "Feeling Good""Knock Knock", "Turn Me Loose", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Our Time Is Coming". CD

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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz Vol 11 – Esoteric, Modal, & Progressive Jazz From The SteepleChase Label 1974 to 1984 (with bonus download) ... LP
Steeplechase/Jazzman (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A massive collection of music from the Steeplechase label – spiritual sounds from back in the day, and a side of the label's legacy that's only gotten the right sort of appreciation in more recent years! Steeplechase was a European company, and their biggest claim to fame was recordings of American musicians overseas – especially Dexter Gordon – but the label also had a fantastic ear for more soulful currents on the American underground, and not only managed to capture some less-recorded artists, but also give some bigger names a freer space to express the more spiritual side of their styles! The set is a sublime set of work from the post-Coltrane years – tunes that are modal, soulful, and occasionally slightly funky – served up in a set of completely uplifting music, all supported by the usual excellent Jazzman attention to detail and thorough liner notes. Titles include "The Time Of This World Is At Hand" by Billy Gault, "Tipe Tizwe" by Jim McNeely, "Aida" by Rene McLean, "Dark Warrior" by Khan Jamal, "Naima" by Michael Carvin, "Magwaza" by Johnny Dyani with John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana, "Ode To St Cecile" by Mary Lou Williams, "Jean Marie" by Sam Jones, "Miss Priss" by Ken McIntyre, and "De I Comahlee Ah" by Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin. LP features the bonus track "Camel Driver" – by Jackie McLean & Cosmic Brotherhood. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Terumasa HinoMay Dance ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly open-ended set from trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a set that's a really great balance between his freer sounds of the early 70s, and some of the warmer fusion modes he hit towards the end of the decade! Hino's working here with a trio of American players – John Scofield on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – an especially tight rhythm section that really helps the record find its groove in the absence of any piano or keyboards. Some of the best tracks have a chunky feel to them – one that's almost funky, but a bit looser overall– and Hino's trumpet is well-blown, with a mix of bold notes and softer soulful elements. Tracks are all long, and titles include "Wind Blows Your Skin", "The Wild Lady", "Big Celebration", and "Free Land". CD
(Out of print, inludes obi. K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)

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✨✧ Andy KirkClouds Of Joy ... LP
Ace Of Hearts (UK), Early 30s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Features John Harrington on alto, Marion Jackson on piano, Ed "Crackshot" McNeil on drums, Claude Williams on violin, William Dirvin on banjo & Gene Prince on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Nick Travis QuintetPanic Is On ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
No panic here – just tightly-crafted jazz, and one of the better RCA small combo sessions of the 50's! Trumpeter Nick Travis leads the group in that well-honed style that RCA was carving at the time – work that was as arranged as much of the recordings coming out of the west coast, but with a bit of a freer edge on the solo work. The group's pretty great overall – with Al Cohn on tenor, Johnny Williams on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Art Mardigan on drums – and titles include "Nick's Knacks", "Jazzbo's Jaunt", "In the Nick Of Time", and "Cohn Pone". Great Jim Flora cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice – and cover is beautiful!)

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VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA – R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, & Sleazy Shakers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. CD

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✨✧ Katsuhisa HattoriLady With Seven Faces (with bonus track) ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Japanese soundtrack from the late 60s – but one that's scored in some of the best bossa and jazzy modes that you'd find in Italian work of the time – plus maybe some of the more whimsical styles that American composers like Johnny Williams or Neal Hefti were using on their comedies during the same stretch! We don't know the film at all, but the non-stop flow of groovy tunes makes us feel as if we've already experienced the narrative – especially as some titles have very cool wordless vocals, ala some of the groovy Hugo Montenegro late 60s albums on RCA. CD features 27 titles in all – and tracks include "Nude Studio", "Fashion Show", "The Origin Of The Party", "The Next Move", "The Dance Is Fun", "Plan Success", and "The Fragrance Of The Roll Of Bills". CD

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✨✧ Henry ManciniCombo! ... CD
RCA, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A combo session with more than enough excitement to warrant the exclamation point in the title – one of Henry Mancini's jazziest records ever, and a date that's filled with some great west coast players! The sound here is a hip extrapolation of the Mancini groove heard on crime jazz soundtracks like Peter Gunn and Mr Lucky – but it's taken to slightly leaner territory here, with a nice focus on the solo talents of the group members. There's still 11 players in the group – so the combo isn't exactly small – but the spacious Mancini arrangements allow each player to step out nicely with a voice of their own. The lineup includes Pete Candoli on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash on alto and flute, Art Pepper on clarinet, Ronny Lang on baritone, Bob Bain on guitar, and Larry Bunker on vibes – and Johnny Williams plays both piano and harpsichord, the latter of which sounds plenty darn groovy! Titles include Cy Coleman's wonderful "Playboy's Theme", plus "Castle Rock", "Everybody Blow", "Far East Blues", "Powdered Wig", and "Moanin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jim Reeves/Elvis Presley/Perry Como/Johnny Cash/Andy WilliamsChristmas Classics (Twelve Songs Of Christmas/Elvis' Christmas Album/Perry Como Christmas Album/Johnny Cash Family Christmas/Andy Williams Christmas Album) (5CD set) ... CD
Legacy/Sony (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A host of classic Christmas albums – all packaged together here in mini LP-styled sleeves! First up is Twelve Songs Of Christmas – a set that has the warm voice of Jim Reeves making these holiday tunes sound mighty nice – especially considering that the arrangements here are by Bill Justis and Chet Atkins! Jim may not be our favorite country artist on other material, but he does a great job of sending these tunes home for the holidays with his paternalistic approach and a genuine warmth. Titles include "Jingle Bells", "An Old Christmas Card", "Senor Santa Claus", "Blue Christmas", "Mary's Little Boy Child", "Silent Night", and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful". Next is the 1957 Elvis' Christmas Album – a set that had RCA Records wisely rushing the young singer into the studio to cut a host of Christmas tunes – which ensured that Elvis would be spinning on the turntable for many seasons to come! Titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Silent Night", "Blue Christmas", "White Christmas", and "Santa Bring My Baby Back". The Perry Como Christmas album is a late 60s classic – and we can't think of anyone we'd rather have sitting round the Christmas tree than ol' Perry Como! The guy's more relaxed, laidback, trusting, and honest than any of our old relatives combined – and all of his old barber charm comes through perfectly on this late 60s set of Christmas tunes arranged and conducted by Nick Perito. Perry's got the Ray Charles Singers behind him on backing vocals, and titles include "Silver Bells", "Toyland", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Christmas Eve", "There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas", and "Do You Hear What I Hear". The Johnny Cash Family Christmas album features work from Johnny, plus friends and relatives – a lineup that includes June Carter, Tommy Cash, Carl Perkins, and Larry Butler! The format's nice, too, with a bit of dialogue between some of the tracks – amidst tunes that include "King Of Love", "Jingle Bells", "Christmas Time's A Comin", "Christmas With You", "Christmas As I Knew It", "Merry Christmas Mary", "An Old Fashioned Christmas", and "When You're Twenty One". The Andy Williams Christmas Album features Christmas goodness from the man who really knew how to warm up the TV set during the Holiday season – a singer who virtually owned the TV airwaves at the time this record was cut, taking the masculine mantle from Perry Como – and delivering a similar sense of comfort and calm during the month of December! Titles include "Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season", "The Christmas Song", "A Song & A Christmas Tree", "Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells", "O Holy Night", "The First Noel" – and Andy's long-running Christmas classic, "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year". CD

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✨✧ John Carter & Bobby BradfordSelf Determination Music ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A landmark recording – one of a handful of early documents of the avant garde LA scene, featuring a nimble quartet headed up by the inventive frontline of John Carter on reeds and Bobby Bradford on trumpet, over the fluid rhythm team of Tom Williamson on bass and Chicago expatriate Bruz Freeman on drums! Carter and Bradford's energetic approach followed its own line of development, much in the way that other small cells of improvisers were developing their own take on the "new thing" in the post-Coltrane/Coleman environment of the late 60s and early 70s throughout the country. The compositions unfold in a way that implies both multi-linear improvisation and composed events, but blurs the line between the two, all the while played with a great deal of fire and few of the intellectual abstractions of other free players! Titles include "The Sunday Afternoon Jazz Blues Society", "The Eye Of The Storm", "Loneliness", and "Encounter". CD

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Ted CursonSnake Johnson ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1981. Sealed ... $29.99
A strong little album from Ted Curson – one of his best from the time, and one of the few that feature him working in a group that's larger than a quartet! Players on this one include Ted's old partner Bil Barron on tenor, plus Nick Brignola on baritone and soprano, Charles Williams on alto, Jim McNeeley on piano, Lawrence McKillian on percussion, and Steve McCall on drums. The album's kind of in a bluesy modern mode – an extension of some of Curson's groundbreaking 60s work, with solos that rip a bit far out, but rhythm that's always swinging and straight ahead. Titles include "Marjo", "Snake Johnson", "Blue Piccolo", "Dwackdo Mun Fudalik", and the jazzy dancer "LSD, Take A Holiday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small corner cut.)

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Johnny Moore's Three BlazersTravelin Blues/It's The Talk Of The Town ... 78 RPM
Modern, 1946. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Johnny Moore on guitar, Charles Brown on piano, and Eddie Williams on bass. 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousTell It To Me – The Johnson City Sessions Revisited ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 20s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds in the birth of country music – and equally important to other American folk styles as well! The music in this set all came from two special stretches of recording by Columbia Records – sessions done in Johnson City, Tennessee – in October of 1928 and 1929 – when the label ventured south, and sent out a call for musicians of all types from Appalachia – in a mode that rivals the legendary Bristol sessions that many folks claim as the big bang of country music! The sides marked one of the first times anyone tried to collect so much regional music on record, and bring it out to a larger audience – and the huge amount of work here offers up a cross-section of different styles of the area – some of which were later featured in Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music. The Johnson City tracks are maybe a bit less commercial than some of the Bristol sessions – less of these tracks were hits, as most came out in the wake of the Great Depression – but the whole thing is a wonderful look at the very vibrant culture of regional music in and around eastern Tennessee. The package features 26 tracks in all – beautifully remastered from rare discs and sound cylinders – and includes work by Jack Jackson, Grant Brothers, Roane County Ramblers, George Roark, Bill & Belle Reed, Charlie Bowman & His Brothers, Richard Harold, Proximity String Quartet, Ellis Williams, Ira & Eugene Yates, Clarence Ashley, Moatsville String Ticklers, and many more. CD

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✨✧ Johnny PateBucktown – Original Soundtrack ... LP
American International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A funky treasure – finally unleashed! Bucktown was one of the best of the mid 70s indie blacksploitation films – thanks to some great starring work from Fred Williamson and Pam Grier – but for years, the soundtrack's never been available as an individual release. Now, this tasty heavy-vinyl set makes all the film's wonderful grooves finally available – presented in a great style that includes all the shorter moodier bits, the fuller longer funky tracks, and even a bit of sound effects and dialogue! The music was penned and conducted by Johnny Pate – of Shaft In Africa and Brother On The Run fame – and the tunes are a great blend of funky soundtrack styles that include full on big band, sparer snapping instrumentals, and even a few nice tunes with great use of moog! Titles include "Chase", "Stepping", "Bar Fly", "Check In", "Freeze", "Love Theme", "Call It In", "Sneaking It In", and "Spin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Larry WilliamsThat Larry Williams – The Resurrection Of Funk ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare funk album from west coast legend Larry Williams – very different than his heavy R&B of the late 50s, or the brief soul comeback he had with Johnny Guitar Watson in the 60s – and instead a heavy groover with a trippy Cali sound! The record's got a sharp groove right from the start – a vibe that's a bit similar to some of the best Johnny Watson funk of the period – a slight jazzy undercurrent in the instrumentation, with wicked guitar and keyboard bits dancing around each other in the rhythms – often mixed with vocals that have a cool sort of electric feel, and topped with some great horn work from Fred Wesley on trombone and Maceo Parker on alto sax! Rudy Copeland plays keyboards on the album alongside Williams, the the set's got a bit of the feel of Rudy's lost Funky Blindman set – and in a way, also echoes the best strutting, sexy modes of Bootsy Collins too. The album's a surprising gem all the way through – a real lost chapter in Larry's career, and the kind of set that might have broken bigger, had he not died mysteriously a few years later. Titles include "Funky Force", "The Resurrection Of Funk", "One Thing Or The Other", "ATS Express", "How Can I Believe", and "Can't Dance To The Music (If It Ain't Got Funky Rhythm)". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Johnny MathisDifferent Kinda Different (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous start to the 80s for Johnny Mathis – and a set that really continues that strong shift into soul-based territory he begun in the 70s! Gene Page handles a lot of the arrangements here, and gives the whole thing that strong blend of strings and soul that he worked on other 70s classics for different artists – a perfect approach for that magnificent Mathis voice, especially when the tunes have a bit of a groove! Two of the best numbers here – "Different Kind Of Different" and "I'll Do It All For You" – are duets with Paulette McWilliams, who'd recorded on her own, but who really seems to hit her stride with Johnny, and in a way that's different than any of his other soul partners in duets. Other titles include "Never Givin Up On You", "With You I'm Born Again", "I Will Survive", "The Lights Of Rio", and "Love Without Words". CD features lots of contemporary bonus cuts – including "Time For Love", "When Am I Going To Get Over You", "Nothing Between Us But Love", "There I've Said It Again", "It Doesn't Have To Hurt Every Time", "In Love With Love", and "Three Times A Lady". CD

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

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke's Men – The Small Groups Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 30s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Work by Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters, and Rex Stewart & His 52nd Street Stompers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIn A Mellotone ... LP
RCA, Early 40s/1956. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A 50s LP that showcases Duke's early 40s sides for the Bluebird/Victor label – including early versions of formative compositions, featuring players like Rex Stewart, Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, and Ray Nance. Titles include "Take The A Train", "Portrait Of Bert Williams", "Rumpus In Richmond", "Rocks In My Bed", "Sepia Panorama", "Flaming Sword", "Perdido", and "Blue Serge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing. This copy was sealed, but opened to determine pressing, and remains unplayed. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Duke EllingtonNewport 1958 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Duke Ellington at Newport and in the studio – in a set of tracks recorded both live and away from the concert – but with a really unified feel overall! Duke's group here is in fine fine form – with key late 50s players who include Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, and Cootie Williams, Clark Terry, and Cat Anderson on trumpets – plus a guest appearance by Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax! A few tunes stretch out nicely with that mix of complicated modernism and all-out swing that Duke was bringing to the table at the time – and although initially aimed at the popular festival crowd of the time, the album's got more than enough depth to please fans of his other 50s classics on Columbia. Titles include "Juniflip", "El Gato", "Just Scratchin The Surface", "Princes Blue", "Multicolored Blue", "Happy Reunion", and "Jazz Festival Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing.)

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Billy FosterPortrait ... CD
Equistar, 2005. New Copy ... $6.99
An overlooked set from the Gary scene – one of a handful of albums by pianist Billy Foster – a musician, radio host, and educator – with a legacy that almost makes him the Ramsey Lewis of his hometown! Billy cut some more keyboard-heavy albums in the 80s, but this record's a great back to basics set – well-crafted work that features an array of superb compositions by Foster – making us wonder why he never got his due as a composer over the years. The original tunes really dominate the set – and core sounds are from Billy's trio, but the album also features lots of guitar from the great Henry Johnson, plus tenor from Carl Coan, trumpet from Odies Williams, and vocals on some tracks from Renee Miles-Foster. Titles include "Portrait", "B's Bop", "Into The Dawn", "See Mine Are Blues", "The Flower", "Movin On", "Ballad", and "I'm Thinking Love". CD

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✨✧ Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1938. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums, on his famous reading of "Sing Sing Sing". CD

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Herbie HancockPrisoner (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A nice late Blue Note change from Herbie Hancock – a very different album than his previous sets for the label – in that it features a slightly larger group, and a sound that really points the way towards his directions in the 70s! There's a slightly ambitious feel to some of these cuts – not in a way that's over-arranged, but just a new sort of thinking for Herbie's kind of groove – a mode that's partially informed by the seriousness of 60s jazz soundtracks, but which also has the beginnings of some more righteous modes of expression too. Players are all great – and include Joe Henderson on tenor and flute, Johnny Coles on flugelhorn, Garnett Brown on trombone, Hubert Laws on flute, Jerome Richardson on bass clarinet, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums. Herbie plays both acoustic and electric piano – using the latter here in one of his first recordings on the instrument – and titles include "Firewater", "I Have A Dream", "The Prisoner", and "He Who Lives In Fear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet Series – beautiful cover and vinyl!)

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LA ExpressLA Express/Shadow Play ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
A pair of jazz funk classics from this group who got their start with reedman Tom Scott! First up is the self-titled LA Express – funky fusion with a bit of a studio feel – played by the LA Express, a combo best known for their work with Tom Scott – stepping out here strongly on their own! Even without Scott's sax in the lead, the sound here is still pretty darn sharp – and the lineup features Robben Ford on guitars, Victor Feldman on keyboards, Max Bennett on bass, and John Guerin on drums and percussion – plus saxophones from David Luell, who kind of steps in where Scott left off! There's some nice jamming that's on the tighter side of the CTI sound – with lots of choppy sax lines from Luell over sweet electric rhythms – and titles include "The Shrug", "Stairs", "Cry Of The Jungle", "It's Happening Right Now", "Western Horizon", and "Down The Middle". Shadow Play is proof that the group could stand strongly on their own away from former leader Tom Scott! This time around, the sound is a bit more built-up than before – put together with a slight dose of soul in the mix, which really warms things up from the sharper sound of their debut! The album features vocals on 3 numbers – wonderful wordless scatting from Joni Mitchell on the track "Nordic Winds" – which almost comes across like a rare Euro fusion cut from the time – and straighter soulful singing from Paulette McWilliams on the tunes "Double Your Pleasure" and "Dance The Night Away". Players include Victor Feldman on keyboards and percussion, David Luell on saxes, Peter Maunu on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, and John Guerin on drums – and other titles include "Shadow Play", "Chariot Race", "Velvet Lady", "Mad Drums & Englishman", and "Vortex". CD

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✨✧ Frank Morgan QuintetBebop Lives ... LP
Contemporary, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Recorded live at the Village Vanguard in late 1986, with Johnny Coles, Cedar Walton, Buster Williams, and Billy Higgins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Archie SheppFire Music ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... About January 20, 2021
Fantastic stuff – easily one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums, and certainly one of the pivotal points of 60s avant garde jazz! The album features Shepp leading a crack "new thing" line up that includes Ted Curson on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto, Joe Chambers on drums, Reggie Johnson on bass, and the lesser-known Joseph Orange on trombone – all playing in a beautifully poised manner, never too far out and free, but with all the dynamic energy of the best jazz changes of the 60s! There's a vibe here that's similar to some of the Blue Note "new thing" work by players like Grachan Moncur, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams from the time – but there's a vision that's also wider and deeper, too, given the size of the group and the way they interact. Titles include "Hambone", "Los Olvidados", "Malcolm Malcolm–Semper Malcolm", and an insane cover of "Girl From Ipanema". You can't go wrong with this one – trust us! CD also features a bonus live version of "Hambone"! CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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Joe Thomas/Jay McShannBlowin' In From KC ... LP
Uptown, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Thomas and McShann play with Dicky Harris on trombone, Johnny Grimes on trumpet, Haywood Henry on baritone, George Duvivier on bass, and Oliver Jackson and Jackie Williams on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFreedom For The Stallion – American Soul Music 1952 to 1976 (3LP set) ... LP
Cairo/Mississippi, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP ... $33.99
The largest set so far in this excellent series of American soul releases from Mississippi Records – and like the previous volumes, an expansive set that really digs deep into the most soulful corners of the 60s and 70s! The work here is a mix of obscure tracks and overlooked gems from bigger names in soul – heavy on the kinds of vocals we love from the deep soul generation, but with maybe a few funky touches along the way! As with other volumes, there's a great booklet that's a huge addition to the package – filled with detailed notes – and the 3LP set features 30 tracks that include "Don't Be Surprised" by The Diamonettes, "I'm Lonely For You" by Bettye Swann, "Somewhere Crying" by Irma Thomas, "My Heart Cries For You" by The Invincibles, "Send Her Home To Me" by Johnny Moffett, "Tell Her" by Fred Williams & The Jewel Band, "Get In A Hurry" by Ben E King, "Like A Fish" by George Freeman, "A Woman Will Do Wrong" by Helene Smith, "22nd Century" by Nina Simone, "I'm Hurted" by Mamie Perry, "Can't Go On" by Johnny Steele, "Darling Don't Come Back" by Bobby Thomas & The Afros, "White On Rice" by Clarence Reid, "Louisiana" by Percy Mayfield, "I Submit To You" by Slim & Ann, and "Baby Please Don't Go" by Rose Mitchell. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMerry Blue Christmas ... CD
Fuel 2000, 2002. Used ... $6.99
Features music by Charles Brown, Big Joe Williams, Johnny Adams, Lowell Fulson, Smokey Hogg, Big Joe Turner, Lester Williams, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Johnny Winter. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousOn A Cool Day – The Soulful Side Of Cool Jazz ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Not just cool jazz – despite what the title might say – and instead a whole host of soulful jazzy styles from the late 50s and early 60s – pulled forth from the kind of singles that once boomed from backroom jukeboxes in taverns on the south side of town! The collection is great – very much in the spirit of some of the Mod Jazz compilations on Ace, but maybe even a bit more farther-reaching too – and the tracks are a great mix of instrumental and vocal jazz numbers, put together with the same great ear as the soul collections on the Outta Sight label. Titles include "Like Young" by Ann Henry, "I Walk The Streets" by Lyn Avalon, "Scenes In The City (edit)" by Charles Mingus, "Comin Home Baby" by Dave Bailey, "Johnny With The Gentle Hands" by Cootie Williams & Wini Brown, "Baby Do You Ever Think Of Me" by Sonny Stitt, "Goodbye Old Girl" by Art Farmer, "Wayning Moments" by Wayne Shorter, and "Sack O Woe" by Ray Bryant. CD

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VariousRock Generation Vol 5 – First Rhythm & Blues Festival In England ... LP
BYG (France), 1964. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Recorded at Birmingham Town Hall in 1964, with performances by Spencer Davies R&B Quartet, Long John Baldry & The Hoochie Coochie Men, and Sonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear, some discoloration from age, and is bent a bit at the top right.)

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VariousTalking On The Telephone – Rock & Roll & Teen Pop ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A wonderful tribute to the role of the telephone in postwar culture – not just as a means of communication, but as a theme for some mighty groovy music as well! You'll recognize a few of these tunes – classics that have a phone call or operator at the center of the lyrics – but there's also lots of other variations on the mode, served up here in a number of tracks that we'd heard years back, but which really resonate strongly in the company of the others – that special kind of well-done, thoughtfully-packaged, overstuffed set list that can make a Bear Family compilation so great! Titles include "Hello" by The Nutmegs, "The Telephone Game" by Claudine Clark, "Don't Hang Up" by The Orlons, "Operator" by Johnny Burnette, "If A Man Answers" by Bobby Darin, "Ring My Phone" by Tommy Sands, "Phone Me Baby" by Billy Woods, "Here At My Phone" by Mel Williams, "Your Line Is Busy" by Ron Holden, "Ring A My Phone" by Dinah Washington, and "Your Line Was Busy" by Big Bob Kornegay. 28 tracks in all – and great notes too! CD

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VariousWindy City Blues – The Transition – 1935 to 1953 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Nighthawk, Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
Pivotal years of the Chicago blues scene – a time when the city was moving from rural influences to electric modes! That great span of work is presented here beautifully – in a set of tracks that begins in the mid 30s and end in the mid 50s – tracing an evolution that would not only go on to transform the music, but also have a huge impact on other styles for decades to come! The set features a 16 tracks in all – including "Please Don't" by Johnny Shines, "Fishin Blues" by Tony Hollins, "Down Behind The Rise"by Guitar Pete Franklin, "Black Spider Blues" by Robert Lockwood, "Sunnyland" by Sonny Boy Williamson, "Prowlin Nighthawk" by Robert Lee McCoy, "Easy Ridin Mama" by Washboard Sam, and "Sweet To Mama" by State Street Boys. CD features 8 more bonus tracks – mostly from the mid 50s – by Willie Nix, Floyd Jones, John Brim, and others! CD
(Still sealed.)

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

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✨✧ Forbidden WorldsForbidden Worlds Collected Works Volume 11 – Issues 65 to 70 – April 1958 to September 1958 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1958. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from the comics code run of the legendary Forbidden Worlds – a time when this important early horror book moved into heavy sci-fi territory, but barely missed a beat at all! Instead, the comic almost seemed to hit a new sort of stride – as the stories by the great Richard Hughes opened up with even more wit and imagination – sometimes paving the way for the Herbie comics to come, sometimes hitting the science-tuned style of some of DC's great sci-fi comics from the same time. So many other publishers went by the wayside at this point, but the advent of the Comics Code can't stop the magic here – given that the ACG comics didn't rely on gore or shock to carry their stories – but instead had great artwork and a real sense of cohesion. Artists on these issues include the great Ogden Whitney, featured in many issues and covers – plus John Forte, Harry Lazarus, Dick Beck, Al Williamson, John Rosenberger, and others. Book

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonBest Of The Complete RCA Victor Mid Forties Recordings 1944 to 1946 ... CD
RCA/BMG, Mid 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Duke Ellington with Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick, Russell Procope, Harry Carney, Al Lucas, Alvin "Junior" Raglin, Oscar Pettiford, Sid Weiss, Jimmy Hamilton, Sid Catlett, Sonny Greer, Fred Guy, Billy Strayhorn, Al Sears, Claude Jones, Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Cat Anderson, Francis Williams, Rex Stewart, Shelton Hemphill, "Shorty" Baker, Taft Jordan & Ray Nance. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRnB From Joe Davis Volume 1 – 1952/1953 ... LP
Krazy Kat (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Rare material from producer Joe Davis – including some unissued tracks! Features work from Nat Foster, Lizzie Baker, Basil Spears, Stump & Stumpy, Paula Watson, Lem Johnson, and Teddy Williams! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonAll Star Road Band Vol 2 ... LP
Doctor Jazz, 1964. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Personnel include Cat Anderson, Lawrence Brown, Harry Carney, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with a click on side 3, tracks 1 and 2, but the rest looks NM-. Cover has a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams (Black Christ Of The Andes) ... CD
Mary, 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album – and one of the best records you'll ever find by Mary Lou Williams! The record's a mixture of jazz and spiritual themes, and it features Mary Lou's piano set in some super-hip jazz arrangements that include players like Grant Green, Budd Johnson, Larry Gales, Melba Liston, Ben Tucker, and Percy Heath. The bass and piano work is amazing, and many tracks have a dark groove that's very subtle, but very compelling. About half the tunes feature hip choral vocalizing – in the mode of some of the Donald Byrd or Max Roach albums from the same time – mostly handled by the group of Howard Roberts. Includes the classic groover "A Grand Nite For Swinging", plus "A Fungus Amongus", "Anima Christi", "Miss DD", "The Devil", "It Ain't Necessarily So", and "My Blue Heaven". Great stuff all around – and even better than we're describing it! This CD issue features the original Mary Records cover art – different than the Saba/MPS or later Smithsonian CD versions. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
 
 
 



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