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✨✧ Alex Blake with Pharoah SandersNow Is The Time – Live At The Knitting Factory ... CD
Bubble Core, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It may as well be 1973, from the sound of this session! Bassist Blake's group grooves like some of Pharoah's later work on Impulse – with John Hicks filling in all the spiralling spiritual piano lines that Lonnie Liston Smith might have handled, Alex Blake taking the place of Cecil McBee, and Victor Jones doing some pretty tasty work on the kit that might have made Billy Hart sit up and take notice. Only problem is, the live recording quality isn't that great – and Sanders himself is really buried in the mix. Not that you'd hear him much, though, as he's not given nearly as much room to solo as you might expect. Titles include "Now Is The Time", "Mystery Of Love", and "On The Spot". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles GayleMore Live At The Knitting Factory, February, 1993 ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1993. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charles Gayle on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, and violin, Vattel Cherry on bass, William Parker on bass, cello and violin, and Marc Edwards and Michael Wimberly on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Michael BlakeElevated ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2000. Used ... $7.99
Features Michael Blake on tenor and soprano sax, Frank Kimbrough on piano, Ben Allison on bass, and Mike Mazor on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
The original take of "Army Arrangement" – one of the greatest 80s grooves from Fela Kuti – stretched out here over the course of the entire album! The notes list side one as being the "instrumental" and side two as the "vocal" – but in truth, the whole thing moves across the space of the album together – with the band building up into tremendous energy as they get started, then Fela coming in for some very powerful lyrics that take the Nigerian government to task for its very corrupt practices. And of course, the music is fantastic – sharp, funky, and filled with this intensity that never lets up! LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano solo, which sets things up with almost a melancholy vibe – which is then echoed by the alto sax – all instrumental elements that create their own sort of pain and anguish, which is then given focus by the angry lyrics of the tune! "Colonial Mentality" has an equally sinister vibe, and some especially strong saxophone work – really powerful, and with a very sharp edge – so that it really stands out from the rest of the group! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hasidic New Wave (Frank London & Greg Wall)From The Belly Of Abraham ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Features Frank London on trumpet, Greg Wall on reeds, David Fiuczynski on guitar, Fima Ephon on bass, and Aaron Alexander on drums. CD
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✨✧ Ballin' The JackBig Head ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Matt Darriau on alto and tenor saxophone and clarinet, Andy Laster on baritone saxophone and clarinet, Curtis Hasselbring on trombone, Frank London on trumpet, Ben Sher on guitar, George Schuller on drums, and Joe Fitzgerald on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ballin' The JackJungle ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Matt Darriau on alto saxophone, Andy Laster on baritone saxophone and clarinet, Joe Fitzgerald on bass, George Schuller on drums, Ben Sher on guitar, Anthony Coleman on piano, Peck Allmond on tenor saxophone and trumpet, Art Baron on trombone, and Frank London on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marilyn Crispell & Gerry HemmingwayDuo ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Marilyn Crispell on piano and Gerry Hemmingway on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Seun KutiFrom Africa With Fury – Rise ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seun Anikulapo Kuti returns with another strorming set of neo classic Afro Funk in the great tradition of his father – once again fronting the incredible Egypt 80 group! It's remarkable stuff that finds Seun – the youngest son of Fela – standing up as a visionary talent. He's not only living up to an immense legacy, but moving forward with it in ways that will absolutely stand the test of time. The insistent rhythms and intense energy of the Egypt 80 group – led by Lekan Animashaun – are Afrobeat perfection, with Seun's forthright vocals out front of it. But their approach here is anything but a retread of family glories. The songs are urgent and fierce, and there are subtle modern florishes in the production – thanks in part, no doubt, to co-producer Brian Eno. Titles include "African Soldier", "You Can R Un", "Rise", "Slave Masters", "For Dem E Ye", "The Good Leaf" and "Giant Of Africa". CD

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✨✧ Joe Morris QuartetAt The Old Office ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joe Morris on guitar, Mats Maneri on viola, Chris Lightcap on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe Morris/Ken Vandermark/Hans PoppelLike Rays ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Joe Morris on guitar, Ken Vandermark on clarinet and bass clarinet, and Hans Poppel on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Witches & DevilsAt The Empty Bottle ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of many projects put together by Ken Vandermark as part of his ceaseless efforts to invigorate the Chicago avant garde jazz scene – and a group whose name should belie their obvious commitment to the music of Albert Ayler. Vandermark's reed work fits perfectly with other frequent collaborators like Mars Williams and Kent Kessler, and the group runs through their own interpretations of 3 Ayler standards – "The Truth Is Marching In", "Angels", and "Bells", plus the homage track "Sax Duet/Piano Interlude". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousLive Recordings From The Heineken What Is Jazz? Festival 1996 ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Charlie Hunter Quartet, Anthony Coleman's Sephardic Tinge, Clusone Trio, Mario Pavone Sextet, Matt Darriau Paradox Trio, Horace Tapscott Trio, Matthew Shipp, Myra Melford The Same River Twice, Thomas Chapin Trio, and David S. Ware Quartet. CD

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✨✧ Thomas ChapinThird Force ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Thomas Chapin on alto saxophone anf flute, Mario Pavone on bass, and Steve Johns on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State ... LP
Knitting Factory, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling Fela albums of the 70s – and one that's got a very different feel than some of his others. The album features one long track – "Coffin For Head Of State" – and although the track still has the usual Fela staples of horn riffs, chopping vamps, and electric piano – it's also got a sad dirge-like sound that is incredibly soulful, and filled with sorrowful emotion that you don't normally catch on Fela's albums. Side two is especially great – as it's mostly instrumental, and features some great interplay between a spacey electric piano and the horn section. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to take a dump for the cops in order to "produce the goods" (which he had cleverly hidden in his stomach). The track has a great choppy funk groove, and is filled with the kind of raw anger you can imagine that the subject matter would produce – rich emotion that not only comes out in the lyrics, but also the sharp instrumental solos! The other track on the album – "Water No Get Enemy" – is another fantastic one, with cool electric piano solos, great tenor work, and a slinkily vamping groove. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70JJD (Johnny Just Drop) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing album-length jam from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – recorded on the group's home turf at Kalakuta, and with this stretched-out building of energy that's completely amazing! James Brown may have created the longform funky style of vamping and soloing – but Fela takes it here to the next level, and adds in a fantastic political message too – all with this sound that's extremely powerful, but with an intimate feel too – thanks to the crowd noises around the space of the recording! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70No Agreement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer from the classic years, and one of Fela's best albums! "No Agreement" is a super great groover – with a catchy hook that goes on and on, and some very tasty playing by Tony Allen and the group. The track is long, with heavy solos, and vocals that will knock you out! Lester Bowie guests on the track, and Fela's on piano, tenor, and alto. Also includes the cut "Dog Eat Dog", which is a slammin instrumental, with a very tasty groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70VIP ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A searing live set from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – a long album-length jam, recorded in Berlin – with the group really going to town in instrumental frenzy topped with very righteous lyrics! VIP doesn't have the usual meaning here – as it stands for "vagabonds in power", and is a searing attack on the Nigerian government at the time – one that has plenty of power from a lyrical perspective, but which really soars to the heavens as Fela and the group stretch the whole thing out over riffing guitar, driving percussion, and some incredible horn solos too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Yellow Fever ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1976/1999. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really killer 70s album from Fela Kuti – one that serves up a hell of a message, and some great slinky grooves too! "Yellow Fever" is a brutal attack on miscegenation, backed by a funky groove that makes the whole thing fall into place with an amazing riffing sound – bold, powerful, and Afrika 70 at their best! "Na Poi 75" begins with a cool spoken bit – then moves into this pulsating keyboard part which is almost eerily spare, until the rest of Afrika 70 come into the mix and really funk things up! Drums are wonderfully skittish – kind of double-snapping, while the bassline dips nicely below – and the tune ebbs and flows in this really great way. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LumeriansTransmalinnia ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Odean Pope TrioEbioto ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
Odean Pope on saxophone, Tyrone Brown On upright bass, and Craig McIver on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fela & Roy AyersMusic Of Many Colors ... LP
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the best soul collaborations ever! Fela and Roy Ayers team up for this whopping album that brings together the best sides of these monster soul talents of the 70s! In keeping with Fela's work, the tracks are long and Afro-tinged, with a complicated groove that grows over the length of the track. And in keeping with Roy's work, the album has a sweet soulful feel, with lots of nice jazzy touches, cool vibes, and great vocals by Roy. Two long tracks, both classics: "2000 Black" and "Africa, Center of the World". Long overdue! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note (3x4 Eye/Sound & Space/Flow Of Things/Live/Duets & Solos/Dance Is/Italian) (9CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 9CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge run of greatness from Roscoe Mitchell – one of the most important musicians to come out of the AACM scene in Chicago, and a player who may well have been one of the best to really flower in the freedoms offered by the Black Saint/Soul Note label! By the time of these records, Mitchell had already made classic albums on his own, and with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – but these sides represent Roscoe reaching great new heights as a leader – trying out a variety of different groups and new ideas, and both expanding the overall AACM palette, while also reaching out to new scenes as well. Every record is a little bit different, and the groups are too – as Mitchell works with his Sound Ensemble that includes Hugh Ragin and Spencer Barefield, the Sound & Space Ensembles with Mike Mossman and Tom Buckner, the Roscoe Mitchell Quartet with Malachi Favors and Steve McCall, the Note Factory with Matthew Shipp and William Parker, a Sextet with Muhal Richard Abrams and Anthony Davis, and in duets with Borah Bergman on one record, and Muhal Richard Abrams on another! Every album comes in a small sleeve with its original artwork – and the box features the albums 3X4 Eye, Roscoe Mitchell & The Sound & Space Ensembles, The Flow Of Things, Live At The Knitting Factory, Duets & solos, This Dance Is For Steve McCall, The Italian Concert, Shadowgraph 5, and Spihumonesty. CD

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✨✧ Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie IISilenced II – Views From The Auction Block ... LP
577, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II is a powerhouse here on drums – working his way over the kit with a massive sense of force, even when things are mellow – clearly employing a wide variety of elements to keep his sound open and fresh! There's only one number here that features solo drums from Donald – and the rest are all longer tracks, each featuring a key contribution from an established member of the downtown scene – Elliott Sharp on guitar, Bill Laswell on bass, and Vernon Reid on guitar – who each duet with McKenzie on a number apiece, and really bring sort of an old school, almost Knitting Factory vibe to the set. And by that, we mean that classic venue in the 80s – at a time when everything it and its musicians were doing was very fresh and creative! Titles include "Elektra Jagger McKenzie", "Akai Gurley", "Ramarley Graham, and "Natasha McKenna". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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