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Climax Golden TwinsLovely ... CD
Anomalous, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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James MoodySweet & Lovely ... CD
BMG/Novus, 1989. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Bill WithersLovely Day/It Ain't Because Of Me Baby ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Lovely Day is awash in sweet keys, warm vocals, and some great compressed beats – sounding great! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Columbia sleeve.)

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✨✧ Lee Konitz & Charlie HadenSweet & Lovely ... CD
King (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We love the music of Lee Konitz to death, but we've always had a special spot in our hearts for the kind of records that feature the altoist in a really stripped-down setting – so that we can really enjoy his crisp tone, and strong sense of imagination! This album's definitely one of those gems – as it features just Lee on alto and Charlie Haden on bass – recorded beautifully in a live setting, with impeccable sound that really captures the special spirit of each player as they work together as a duo, then break out in these wonderfully soulful solos. Lee's tone is amazing – definitely at the top of his work from the time – and Haden is great, too – free from some of the more gimmicky modes of some of his later projects, and very fresh in the setting. Titles include "Just Friends", "Star Eyes", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "I'll Remember April", and "Yesterdays". CD
 
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Robert AshleyPrivate Parts ... LP
Lovely, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
One of the most important records from composer Robert Ashley – and one that's got a compact approach that helped it circulate a lot more than some of Ashley's larger operas! This piece is very much like those – with Ashley's unique spoken approach – part poetry, part performance art – but the sound is more stripped-down, and in the spirit of the young downtown New York generation of Laurie Anderson and Phillip Glass – served up with great instrumental help from contemporary Blue Gene Tyranny, who plays piano, moog, and clavinet – with some additional tablas for accompaniment! The whole thing was recorded at the important Center For Contemporary Music on the west coast, at Mills College – and is almost a Bay Area answer to some of the more compelling art records from the New York scene. The record is divided into 2 parts – "The Park" and "The Backyard" – both filled with a hypnotic mix of voice, keyboards, and tablas! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jacques BekaertSummer Music 1970 ... LP
Lovely, 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Fast ForwardPanhandling ... CD
Lovely Music, 1991. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Blue Gene TyrannyOut Of The Blue (with bonus download) ... LP
Lovely/Unseen Worlds, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A compelling first album from avant composer Blue Gene Tyranny – one of the first efforts from the excellent art label Lovely Music, and a wonderful example of the left-field experimentation going on away from the punk and more familiar scenes of the time! The first half of the record is an attempt to open up more conventional pop – but from our later perspective, the results sound a bit more like more creative work of the mainstream – although definitely with a more offbeat feel, particularly on the one instrumental jamming number. But the real standout here is the side-long track "A Letter From Home" – done for a narrator and "sampling chorus" – a really cool piece that sets the scene for Laurie Anderson, Giorno Poetry Systems, and all the other great art records that we remember so fondly from the 80s! This piece alone is worth the price of the record – but you also get the shorter cuts "For David K", "Leading A Double Life", and "Next Time Might Be Your Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Blue Gene TyrannyOut Of The Blue ... CD
Lovely/Unseen Worlds, 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A compelling first album from avant composer Blue Gene Tyranny – one of the first efforts from the excellent art label Lovely Music, and a wonderful example of the left-field experimentation going on away from the punk and more familiar scenes of the time! The first half of the record is an attempt to open up more conventional pop – but from our later perspective, the results sound a bit more like more creative work of the mainstream – although definitely with a more offbeat feel, particularly on the one instrumental jamming number. But the real standout here is the side-long track "A Letter From Home" – done for a narrator and "sampling chorus" – a really cool piece that sets the scene for Laurie Anderson, Giorno Poetry Systems, and all the other great art records that we remember so fondly from the 80s! This piece alone is worth the price of the record – but you also get the shorter cuts "For David K", "Leading A Double Life", and "Next Time Might Be Your Time". CD
Also available Out Of The Blue (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ David BehrmanOn The Other Ocean (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Lovely, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Completely sublime work from electronic genius David Behrman – one of his late 70s classics for Lovely Records, and maybe the most beautiful of the bunch! Behrman's a really unique figure that always seems to have his own very special place in music – not nearly as noisy as some of the electronic musicians of the previous generation, often with this sense of flow and cycle that seems to be inspired by the minimalists before him, especially Terry Riley – but always able to create sounds that have a wonderfully organic, planet-pulsing vibe – yet never without any of the cliches of the new age generation to come! Phew – that's saying a lot, and promising a lot – but it's completely true with Berhman at his best, which is definitely the case here. Side one features the long, flowing "On The Other Ocean" – with Behrman on electronics, Maggi Payne on flute, and Arthur Stidole on bassoon – while the Kim-1 computer provides harmonic responses. On "Figure In A Clearing", Behrman works with David Gibson on cello – while Kim-1 adds in these beautiful harmonic changes that really transform the sound and spirit throughout. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Barbara AcklinBrunswick Singles – A sides & B sides ... CD
Brunswick/Edsel (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $16.99
As with any soul artist of her era, Barbara Acklin recorded most of her best work on 7" singles. This tasty 25 track set feature 13 rare singles – both a and b-sides full intact (two singles share the same b sides, so the set's only got 25 cuts instead of 26). A number of these cuts are on LPs, but there's a number of other ones that aren't – and Barbara's lovely voice makes all tracks a great treat anyway! Titles include "Fool, Fool, Fool", "Just Ain't No Love", "Be By My Side", "After You", "Someone Else's Arms", "Is It Me", "I'm Living With A Memory", "I Can't Do My Thing", "Lady, Lady, Lady", "Love You Are Mine Today", and "Come & See Me Baby". CD
(Out of print.)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi QuartetLong Yellow Road ... LP
Express (Japan), 1970. Near Mint- ... $36.99
A great small group session from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – not to be confused with her big band album of the same title! This one's a live date – still with Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, but with long open tracks that are driven by great work from Bob Daugherty on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – a side-long take of "Long Yellow Road", plus "Opus No Zero" and "Sweet & Lovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some very light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Gene AmmonsSoulful Moods Of Gene Ammons ... LP
Moodsville, Early 60s. Good+ ... $4.99
Beautiful beautiful work from tenorist Gene Ammons – and an album that really demonstrates that during the 60s, one of Ammons' strongest suits was his work with a mellow tune or ballad! The tracks here are wonderfully laidback, but never sleepy – very soulful, and solidly put together in that Ammons-made gentle-blown way – using just a few notes to send the message out with a powerful punch, without ever overdoing things the way that a few of his tenor contemporaries might be tempted to do! The group's a great fit too – with the lovely Patti Brown on piano, plus bass from George Duvivier and bass from Ed Shaughnessy – and titles include "Two Different Worlds", "Skylark", "Three Little Words", "Street Of Dreams", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo pressing with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps. Cover has small stickers, tape remnants at the bottom seam, and a bit of pen on back.)

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AntenaCamino Del Sol ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the whole set. The group's album Camino Del Sol has been lovingly reissued with a great set of notes, as well as a series of bonus tracks from an additional ep – making for a beautiful 14 track package that will really help you rediscover this nearly-lost group! Titles include "Sissexa", "To Climb The Cliff", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaye", "Noelle A Hawaii", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Seaside Weekend", "Frantz", and "Ingenuous". LP, Vinyl record album

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AurelioLaru Beya ... CD
Stonetree/Real World (UK), 2011. Used ... $5.99
Melodic, unique and beautiful material from Aurelio Martinez – centered around traditional Garifuna rhythms, and recorded in Aurelio's native Honduras as well as Belize and Senegal – excellently produced by Ivan Duran. Aurelio sings lead and plays acoustic guitar, turtle shells and maraca, backd by players on Garifuna drums, electric and baritone guitar, trombone, bass, sabar drum, tama drum and kora – plus a lovely women singing group. Aurncludes "Lubara Wanwa", "Laru Beya", "Yange", "Yurumei", "Ereba", Wamada", "Mayahuaba", "Tio Sam" and more. 12 tracks in all. CD
(Small piece of clear tape over a slight tear inside digipack case.)

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BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Apple pressing, including insert.)
Also available Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (picture disc) ... LP 31.99

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BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (picture disc) ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". Includes the new stereo mix by Giles Martin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc.)
Also available Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP 29.99

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Beau BrummelsBeau Brummels 66 ... LP
Warner, 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The Beau Brummels' debut for Warner Brothers – surprisingly, a record of all cover versions – but one that's still plenty darn great! Although the tunes here are all quite familiar, they're also give some pretty unique treatment – often Brummel-ized with a mix of rootsier rock influences, and topped with tremendous lead vocals from Ron Elliott – easily one of the most distinct voices of his generation! Elliott's inflections and the group's instrumentation really turn these tunes into something new – and the album's a great illustration of the old adage that "it's not the song, but the singer!" Titles include "Bang Bang", "Play With Fire", "Woman", "Yesterday", "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", "Homeward Bound", "Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter", and "Monday Monday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo gold label pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of aging.)

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Richard BeirachHubris ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
No hubris here – as the album's one of the most deeply personal records we've ever heard from pianist Richie Beirach – a set of solo piano work that easily ranks right up there with ECM classics in the format by Keith Jarrett or Chick Corea! Like both of those artists, Beirach's clearly got the ability to be free, but always manages to instead come back to these warmer passages that are full of gentle colors and these really lovely lyrical passages – all played with an open hand, and a sharply modern ear – but one that never seeks to overstate itself either. A real gem – with titles that include "Future Memory", "Hubris", "The Pearl", "Rectilinear", "Sunday Song", and "Osiris". CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the ECM 50 series!)

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Bet.e & StefDay By Day ... LP
Bet.e & Stef Records/Return To Analog (Canada), 2002. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99
Magical work from this amazing duo – the lovely Bet.e & Stef, a Candian pair with a wonderful Brazilian sound, clearly destined for stardom! Imagine all the best bits of the 60s recordings by Astrud and Joao Gilberto, filtered through the best early work of Tracey Thorn or Sade, handled with a stripped-down indie sound – and you've still only got part of the picture! The CD's really great – a very fresh breath of air in a world of fake music, stepping out with an honest quality that's quite inspiring, and done with a depth of soul that shows that we're only at the beginning of the great music we'll be able to hear from this incredible pair! Titles include "Zana", "Il N'Aurait Fallu", "I'm There", "Vagabond", "Rega Tres", "Day By Day", "All Is Well", and "It's Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Brecker BrothersBack To Back ... LP
Arista, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Soulful fusion from The Brecker Brothers – a set that's one of their standout efforts from the 70s – and a record that went onto influence a whole generation of jazz musicians too! The album features the twin horns of Randy & Michael Brecker, along with alto by David Sanborn, keyboards by Don Grolnick, and guitar by Steve Khan – but one of the things that really makes the album great is the vocal arrangements, which were handled by Luther Vandross, who also sings on the album along with Patti Austin! The set's got a great soulful feel – with some wonderful mellow groovers that have a sweet 70s sound – titles that include "Lovely Lady", "Night Flight", "Slick Stuff", "What A Miracle Can Do", "I Love Wastin Time With You", "Keep It Steady", "Grease Piece", and "Dig A Little Deeper". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckAngel Eyes ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful later work by the Dave Brubeck Quartet – an overlooked gem from their 60s Columbia sessions, and an album that features interpretations of tunes written by the great Matt Dennis! Dennis had a way with a tune that often put dark corners in the back of lovely melodies – and this subtle sense of emotion is a perfect foil for the understated talents of Paul Desmond's alto work on the set. Brubeck himself is nice too – less trick-oriented than usual, in a way that lets us focus on the colors of his tone – and drummer Joe Morello and bassist Eugene Wright are in top form, as usual. Titles include "Violets For Your Furs", "Let's Get Away From It All", "Little Man With The Candy Cigar", "Will You Still Be Mine", and "Everything Happens To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing.)

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Larry BunkerLarry Bunker Quartette Featuring Gary Burton ... LP
Vault, 1963. Sealed ... $29.99
One of the only albums recorded as a leader by drummer Larry Bunker – a wonderful percussionist who was a key part of the LA 60s scene on so many levels! This set has Larry working live with a quartet – Mike Wofford on piano, Bob West on bass, and Gary Burton on vibes – easily running through numbers that have a gentle glide, and a warmly chromatic finish. There's a really nice organic quality to the numbers – kind of bubbling forth with an easy-going approach that we really like, while still having a bit of an edge and urgency. Titles include "Waltz For A Lovely Wife", "Panther Pause", "Sweet Rain", "Israel", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed!)

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Susan CadoganGirl Who Cried ... CD
Grover (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
A great return to form for one of the greatest female singers of the 70s reggae scene – the lovely Susan Cadogan, who works here in a format that really lets her hit all the right sort of vibes! Rhythms are full, but laidback – and Susan's voice is beautifully upfront, maybe a bit raspier than before – but with all of its heartbreaking charms fully intact, served up in a very classic style! Titles include "Crazy", "The Best Of Me", "Don't Know Why", "Lay Down Beside You", "Nine Million Bicycles", "The Girl Who Cried", "Truth Talkin", and "Don't Burn Your Bridges Behind You". CD
Also available Girl Who Cried (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Susan CadoganGirl Who Cried (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Grover (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
A great return to form for one of the greatest female singers of the 70s reggae scene – the lovely Susan Cadogan, who works here in a format that really lets her hit all the right sort of vibes! Rhythms are full, but laidback – and Susan's voice is beautifully upfront, maybe a bit raspier than before – but with all of its heartbreaking charms fully intact, served up in a very classic style! Titles include "Crazy", "The Best Of Me", "Don't Know Why", "Lay Down Beside You", "Nine Million Bicycles", "The Girl Who Cried", "Truth Talkin", and "Don't Burn Your Bridges Behind You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250 – on red vinyl and with bonus CD!)
Also available Girl Who Cried ... CD 8.99

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John CameronKes ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $25.99
The long-overdue issue of material that was originally recorded for the film Kes back in 1969 – short and lovely numbers arranged and composed by Brit easy talent John Cameron! Cameron's best known for his work in more groove-oriented formats – but this soundtrack is something completely different, and equally great – a set of spare and compelling tunes played by a small combo that includes British jazz players Harold McNair, Ronnie Ross, David Snell, Tony Carr, and Danny Moss. The overall album is quite short, but it features a stunning range of sounds, tones, and colors – with a strong focus especially on the flute work of McNair, easily one of the greatest London players of his generation, and sort of England's answer to Roland Kirk. Titles include "Billy's Paper Round", "Billy Sees Kes In The Tower", "Kes First Flight", "Training Kes", "Billy Asleep In The Boiler Room", "Burying Kes", and "Foreboding". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress of 500 copies!)

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Central LineChoice ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Bass-heavy soul from Central Line – very much in the Kleeer mode, although perhaps with more funk and less harmony vocals. The bass pedals and keyboards are in full effect here – and the vocals get dramatic at times just to keep up with them. Titles include "Man At The Top", "Time For Some Fun", "Betcha Gonna", "Bad Floyd", "Lost In Love", and "Lovely Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Franco Cerri, Sante Palumbo, & Julius Farmer with Eddie DanielsDemoiselle ... LP
Dire (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A beautiful little record from reedman Eddie Daniels – and like some of his best work, a record that was cut overseas! The session has Eddie working with an Italian group that includes Sante Palumbo on piano and electric piano, Julius Farmer on bass, and Grady Tate on drums – all in a mellow, relaxed way that really lets Daniels stretch out on his solos – hitting notes with a bit more feeling and soul than we remember in some of his smoother sets over the years. Eddie plays both tenor and clarinet, and one track features guitar from Franco Cerri – and titles include "Giant Steps", "Isn't She Lovely", "They Say It's Wonderful", and "Demoiselle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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CharitoWatch What Happens – Charito Meets Michel Legrand ... CD
CT (Japan), 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A lovely meeting between vocalist Charito and Michel Legrand – a set that not only features a host of Legrand's wonderful compositions, but also some guest vocals and piano from Michel as well! The setting is laidback, and very jazz-based – a nice take on Legrand's music that brings us back to some of the best 70s sessions of this nature – the sort of European vocal takes on his soundtrack themes that almost always sounded better than the original movie versions! Arrangements on 4 tracks are by Legrand, and the others are handled by Alain Mayeras, who also plays piano on those tunes as well – and titles include "Summer Me Winter Me", "The First Time", "Pieces Of Dreams", "Ask Yourself Why", "Quand S'Aime", "How Do You Keep The Music Playing", "Watch What Happens", and "The Summer Knows". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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CharmainesI Idolize You – The Fraternity Recordings 1960 to 1964 ... LP
Fraternity/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A long-overdue collection of work by this sublime Ohio soul group of the 60s – a trio of lovely ladies with a really tremendous sound! The Charmaines – also known as Gigi & The Charmaines – are hardly the girl group cliche you might think from their sweet name and the image on the cover – and on most of the numbers here, they're hard-rolling at a pace that's somewhere between the best Detroit Northern Soul of the time, and some of the sweeter female soul that was coming out of Chicago at the end of the 60s. This package focuses mostly on the group's Fraternity Records singles, including a few unissued tracks – and titles include "GI Joe (first version)", "I Idolize You", "On The Wagon", "Goodbye Baby Goodbye", "Rockin Pneumonia", "Rockin Old Man", "Where Is The Boy Tonight", "All You Gotta Do", and "What Kind Of Girl" – plus their work with Lonnie Mack on "Money" and "Sticks & Stones", and with Carl Edmondson on "Baby Please Don't Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland Big BandAll Smiles ... LP
MPS, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A hard slammer from the Clarke-Boland Big Band – recorded when the band was burning up the road in Europe, taking great players and audiences in one fell swoop, coming up with some of the strongest straight jazz of their generation! The album features stunning solos all around by an all-star mix of American and European players that includes Benny Bailey, Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Dave Pike, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott – all coming together with incredibly fluidity, yet also breaking out for some massive solos on their own! Arrangements are by Boland – tight, right, and outta site – and titles include "Let's Face The Music & Dance", "High School Cadets", "By Strauss", "Gloria", "Sweet & Lovely", "Get Out Of Town", and "I'm All Smiles". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Alice ColtraneMonastic Trio ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99
Early work by Alice Coltrane – somewhat under the shadow of her late husband, as you'd guess from the use of his name on the front cover – but really stepping out here with a voice of her own! The Monastic Trio of the set features Alice on harp and piano – alongside bass from Jimmy Garrison and drums by either Ben Riley or Rashied Ali – both really fluid players who open up nicely in this way that's never to far out, at least in the way that John Coltrane was using rhythms at the time – but which allow Alice to really take the lead as a bold musical visionary of her own! Perhaps most exciting, Pharoah Sanders sits in on one of the album's longest tracks – blowing tenor with a force that's enough to bring back The Great One – but the real charm of the set is Alice's piano work, bubbling out here with a sensitivity that we never would have expected from the harder-edge sessions cut with Coltrane – that new level of spirituality she instantly brought to her own solo sessions. Titles include "Ohnedaruth", "Lovely Sky Boat", and "Atomic Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie Costa/Vinnie BurkeEddie Costa/Vinnie Burke Trio ... LP
Jubilee, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A spare and sweet little set from the team of Eddie Costa and Vinnie Burke – one of the best of the east coast chamber jazz groups of the mid 50s! The pair's trio has Eddie on piano and vibes, Vinnie on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – all working together to craft light, rhythmic versions of tunes that really change them up rhythmically – working in the most playful mode of the time to freely create over the top of familiar numbers that include "Fascinating Rhythm", "It Could Happen To You", "Sweet & Lovely", "Yesterdays", and "Let's Do It". The set also features two nice originals – "Unison Blues" and "Pile Driver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some flaking on one corner.)

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CyrkleMinx – Original Soundtrack (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks & DVD) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Modern Harmonic, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A very wild soundtrack! The film is about The Minx, a crew of lovelies trained in the art of sensual pleasure and corporate espionage – and the original music for the film, by the rock group The Cyrkle, is about as cool as you'd expect from a theme like that! Some cuts are straight trippy rock numbers – in a mode that's somewhere between the Barbarella soundtrack and work on some of the AIP soundtracks on Tower – but then there's also some cool instrumentals, with a mixture of easy instrumentation and 60s rock effects. Titles include "On The Road", "The Minx", "Nicole", "The Party", "Walter's Riff", and "The Chase". Groovy stuff – with a real sexy Euro sound at the best moments! Mono bonus cuts include "It's A Lovely Game Louise", "The Riggin",j "Baxter's Dangerous Game", and "Something Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl – with a DVD of the film!)

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Anthony DavidHello Like Before – The Songs Of Bill Withers ... CD
Shanachie, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
A really great combination of talents – the songs of Bill Withers and the vocals of Anthony David – a singer whose acoustic undercurrents make him a perfect partner for Bill's music! If anything, the presentation here might be even more spare and stripped-down than Withers' originals – as the music was recorded on the Atlanta scene, with backing from some of David's key associates – all in a laidback groove that's jazzy and electric one minute, spare and acoustic the other. The songs give David a majesty we've never heard before – and titles include "I Can't Write Left Handed", "Use Me", "Hope She'll Be Happier", "Lovely Day", "Kissing My Love", "Spend The Night", "Hello Like Before", "I Don't Know", "Grandma's Hands", and "You Can't Just Smile It Away". CD

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinLive At Minton's (Tenor Scene/The Midnight Show) ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Lockjaw and Griff were a mighty team together – and their records from the 60s cook with incredible intensity. This great set brings together 2 albums – The Tenor Scene and The Midnight Show – both recorded at Minton's Playhouse in Harlem, on January 6, 1961. The group's incredible – a mixture of hardbop and moderism that's unstoppable – and all tracks are long, all with incredible two-tenor solo sections, plus some nice soulful piano from Junior Mance. Titles include "Bingo Domingo", "Land Of Dreams", "Bean O", "Robbins Nest", "Our Delight", and "Light & Lovely". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Coleman Hawkins/Arnett Cobb/BuVery Saxy (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Prestige, 1959. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
The title's terrible, but the album's a great one – a really classic-styled jam session, of the sort that the Prestige label hardly ever recorded! The session features 4 tenor giants of slightly older vintage – Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb, and Buddy Tate – all coming together in some loosely-structured arrangements that offer the same sympathetic blowing space that you might get from an all-star tenor date on Verve. Rhythm is by a trio with Shirley Scott on organ, George Duvivier on bass, and Art Edgehill on drums – and titles include "Very Saxy", "Fourmost", "Foot Pattin", and "Light & Lovely". CD
(Please Note – CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Francesco De MasiLa Macchina Della Violenza (aka The Big Game) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Beat/Spettro (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
An excellent 70s Italian film score – penned for a political thriller, but handled with a fair bit of sweet and lovely themes! The album's one of the best we've ever heard from Francesco De Masi, and it nicely mixes his usual strong talents for action with a bit more warmth that befits the sexier side of the Italian cinematic spectrum. Sweet strings glide in alongside tighter electric basslines on some tracks – and others feature evocative woodwind bits, haunting piano, and a few more dramatic orchestrations – all wrapped up with really lovely sound throughout, and reissued here in a wonderful new package that really fits the music! There's a few vocal tracks – "Tomorrow Is A Foreign Land" and "Time On My Hands" – sung in English by Melody – and other titles include "The Story Of A Dream", "Running Against The Time", "Cape Town Harbour", "Soldiers Aboard", "Red Clouds", "Ending A Dream", "Suspect & Love", and "You'll Kill Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 – includes poster!)

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Blossom Dearie/Bobby JasparAdorable Blossom Dearie (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
A great look at the earliest years of the lovely Blossom Dearie – and a set that also features a surprising amount of work from reedman Bobby Jaspar, who was making big waves on the Paris jazz scene at the same time the young Blossom was living in France! CD1 features the pair together – a lovely set of duos with Bobby on flute and Blossom on piano, pulled from a rare 7" EP – which is then followed by a set of piano instrumentals lead by Dearie, from the album Jazz Sweet – a French-only release! The CD then follows with Blossom's great vocal jazz group The Blues Stars Of France – with tracks from both their first album and their rare EP – great vocal harmony numbers of bebop tunes. CD2 features Blossom's famous self-titled album for Verve – a great American debut – but then follows with lots more rare material, including a Blue Stars 7" single, a rare Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart 78rpm single, and even other vocal tracks by Annie Ross and King Pleasure. CD3 mostly features material that focuses on the talents of Bobby Jaspar on flute – some under his own leadership, plus more with other artists and groups, including work with singer Helen Merrill, guitarist Rene Thomas, and trombonist JJ Johnson. 75 tracks in all – and a booklet of notes! CD

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Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet ... CD
Verve/Phoenix (Spain), 1954. Used ... $8.99
The original album of lovely clarinet work by Buddy DeFranco –backed by Oscar Peterson's quartet – plus a mammoth bonus number that runs nearly half an hour! The players includes Ray Brown on bass, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Louis Bellson on guitar. The tracks are open-ended, in that swinging Verve style used on the best mid 50s LPs – and while the Peterson group doesn't work in the same soul style of some of DeFranco's recordings with Sonny Clark, they make up for it with their own light touch that helps DeFranco take some chances on his solos! Titles include "Sweet & Lovely", "Fascinating Rhythm", Pick Yourself Up", "Love For Sale", and "Easy To Love". As a bonus track for this edition you get the 23+ minute "Lullaby In Rhythm" – recorded with the same personel plus all star winds Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris and Flip Phillips – with great soloing throughout! CD
Also available Buddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet ... LP 14.99

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Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
The lovely clarinet of Buddy DeFranco is backed by Oscar Peterson's quartet that included Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Louis Bellson. The tracks are open-ended, in that swinging Verve style used on the best mid 50s LPs – and while the Peterson group lacks the soul of some of DeFranco's recordings with Sonny Clark, they also provide a light touch the helps DeFranco take some chances on his solos. Titles include "Sweet & Lovely", "Love For Sale", and "Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, a partially split spine, light surface wear, and a name in pen.)
Also available Buddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet ... CD 8.99

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Rachel Delphia & Jewel SternSilver To Steel – The Modern Designs Of Peter Muller-Munk (hardcover) ... Book
Prestel (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 60.00
A treasure trove of beautiful objects designed at mid-century – all creations of designer Peter Muller Munk – German by birth, and part of the wave of creative talent to come to America during wartime – which meant that we got to reap all the benefits of Peter's genius! Famous Muller Munk creations include the Waring blender or Bissell vacuum cleaner – but the book also shows early tableware, revolutionary kitchen design, transportation efforts, and even his famous Unisphere from the 1964 New York World's Fair! The book is heavy, oversize, and in full color – even more lovely inside than the cover – with 208 large pages that also include a lot about the designer's life and career. Book

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DevonnsCome Back/Think I'm Falling In Love ... 7-inch
Record Kicks (Italy), 2018. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Contemporary soul from a Chicago group – but one who work in this style that's nicely down to earth, and which maybe has a bit of the group feel of the 70s! "Come Back" has a brightness to the music that's a nice contrast to the bluer tone of the lyrics – and "Think I'm Falling In Love" has this gentle groove that's gently peppered with horns, but mostly has the lead vocals crackling away lightly on the lovely lyric! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lou DonaldsonLush Life ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $4.99
An unusual session from the heart of Lou Donaldson's return to Blue Note in the late 60s – a mellower date that stands in strong contrast to his funkier albums of the time! As you might guess from the title, there's a lusher feel going on here – one that has Lou's alto sax augmented by larger backings from Duke Pearson – who manages to score things perfectly with a balance of soul and sophistication. The album's hardly a "Donaldson with strings" date – and instead is done in the more mature mode that Duke was using in some of his own sides from the time, and on work with players like Donald Byrd or Stanley Turrentine. Other players here include Wayne Shorter on tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Garnett Brown on trombone – plus core rhythms from the trio of McCoy Tyner on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Harewood on drums. Titles include "Sweet Slumber", "The Good Life", "Sweet & Lovely", "Stardust", and "You've Changed" – and the album was recorded in the 60s, it was only first issued in Japan in 1980 – and even then only later in the US! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Lush Life (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 6.99

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Lou DonaldsonLush Life (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $6.99
An unusual session from the heart of Lou Donaldson's return to Blue Note in the late 60s – a mellower date that stands in strong contrast to his funkier albums of the time! As you might guess from the title, there's a lusher feel going on here – one that has Lou's alto sax augmented by larger backings from Duke Pearson – who manages to score things perfectly with a balance of soul and sophistication. The album's hardly a "Donaldson with strings" date – and instead is done in the more mature mode that Duke was using in some of his own sides from the time, and on work with players like Donald Byrd or Stanley Turrentine. Other players here include Wayne Shorter on tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Garnett Brown on trombone – plus core rhythms from the trio of McCoy Tyner on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Harewood on drums. Titles include "Sweet Slumber", "The Good Life", "Sweet & Lovely", "Stardust", and "You've Changed" – and the album was recorded in the 60s, it was only first issued in Japan in 1980 – and even then only later in the US! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Lush Life ... CD 4.99

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Diana DorsSwingin Dors ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the sexiest sets of vocal jazz to ever come from the British scene – a classic 1960 album by the lovely Diana Dors – easily one of England's best answers to American cheesecake singers of the 50s! As you'll notice by the cover, Diana's got a look that's right up there with Marilyn Monroe or Jayne Mansfield – but as a singer, she's far better – with a full range, and good sense of expression – often delivered in the manner of some of the best vocalists working in the US for RCA in the late 50s. The backings are great too – handled by the Wally Stott orchestra with a nice sense of jazz throughout – some really swinging horns that are quite unusual for a UK session like this at the time – and which really further the American feel of the set. Titles include "That's How It Is", "Namely You", "The Point Of No Return", "Roller Coaster Blues", "The Gentleman Is A Dope", "April Heart", "I'm In Love For The Very First Time", and "Tired Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye demonstration pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging and a Demonstration stamp on back.)

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Durutti ColumnWithout Mercy (4CD set) ... CD
Factory Benelux (Luxembourg), 1986. New Copy 4 CDs ... $24.99
A beautiful little record from Durutti Column – and a bit of a departure for Vini Reilly, given that there's more of an overall concept to the album! The set's an all-instrumental one – a bit different than his blue-tinged vocal work of the first few Factory albums – but it's still awash in that wonderful guitar style of his – airy and atmospheric, but surprisingly pointed, too – really one of the strongest instrumental voices to emerge from the British post-punk scene, even if it was one of the most subtle! The music adds in piano, bits of strings, oboe, and other elements – really opening up the incredibly lovely melodies of the songs – almost in a Penguin Cafe Orchestra mode, which might be a good comparison to the spirit of the set. This beautiful version features 4 CDs' worth of material – bonus tracks on the main album, including "All That Love & Maths Can Do", "Snowflakes", "The Sea Wall", "Profondeurs Des Eaux Des Laques", "Duet", and "Estoril A Noite". Then, there's also three full CDs of concert material – a Manchester show from 2011, a London show from 1984, and an Oslo show from 1986. CD

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El ChicanoEl Chicano ... LP
MCA, 1973. Very Good ... $5.99
Perfect proof that the New York Latin Soul sound of the 60s had moved to LA during the 70s! El Chicano are a wonderful blend of styles – from sweet harmony soul, to breezy West Coast Latin, to 70s electric funk, and a whole lot more. This early album's a wonderful slice of east side soul – and it's overflowing with great tracks, like the sweet soulful "Tell Her She's Lovely", the funky remake of "What's Going On", the jamming "Together", and the fusion-heavy "Enchanted Forest". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian EnoDiscreet Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Obscure/Astralwerks, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A modern minimalist watershed – and maybe one of the first indications that Brian Eno was moving onto higher ideas in his music! The album's an important release on the Obscure series from Island Records – a special imprint that was curated by Eno, as a way of giving showcase to new ideas in British music that were neither free jazz, punk, prog, or any of the styles that were getting more play on the bigger labels! Instead, Eno and Obscure was to the British avant composition world what Lovely or CRI were to the US – although maybe had the bigger role of some of the Columbia Records releases by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley. The album features the beautiful title piece – "Discreet Music", a long work that relies on a simple system of delay and recall, with slight variations occurring over the space of time, due to slight occasional interference from the composer. Side two features "Three Variations On The Cannon In D Major By Johann Pachelbel" – a great reworking of the baroque music classic – which works along similar lines, taking this very familiar classical theme, and breaking it down into simple components, which are then interwoven and played in repetition, creating a strange little bit of romantic minimalism. That second piece is performed by the Cockpit Ensemble, conducted by Gavin Bryars – who also got some great early releases on the Obscure label too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil EvansSvengali ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A great example of the way that Gil Evans really opened up his groove in the 70s – moving here way way past the cool jazz and third stream of earlier years – into a soulful style that's far groovier than might be expected! Part of the strength of the set is because of the players – as Gil's working with a group of younger soul jazz and spiritual soloists that include Ted Dunbar, Billy Harper, and Hannibal Marvin Peterson – as well as the older soul modernist Richard Williams. But there's also some other specifically Evans-like touches to the record that stand out – like Gil's stark notes on acoustic piano and his lighter work on the electric keys – plus a bit of inventive synthesizer from David Horowitz, who makes a few tracks really crackle with energy. Tracks include "Zee Zee", "Blues In Orbit", "Cry Of Hunger", and "Thoroughbred" – the latter two of which are lovely compositions by Billy Harper! LP, Vinyl record album
(Quad pressing! Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Ella FitzgeraldTwelve Nights In Hollywood (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1961/1962. Used 4 CDs ... $34.99
Massive music from Ella Fitzgerald – 4CDs worth of sublime small group recordings – all of them live, and all of them previously unissued! The set follows the same format of the Verve Ella In Hollywood album – recorded in a small club setting, with combo backing that really lets Fitzgerald open up and swing – inflecting the tunes with the kind of warmth and spontaneity that she brought to her famous live performances of the time – which were almost always more compelling than her studio sides, no matter how great those were too! The first 3CDs feature material from two weeks' worth of recording in May of 1961 – with backing from Jim Hall on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and CD four features Ella returning to Hollywood for two more nights in 1962, with trio backing from Paul Smith on piano, Middlebrooks on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. There's a massive 77 tracks in all – handsomely package in a hardcover 7" square book – which also features beautiful color pages inside, lots of notes on the music, and design that's every bit as groovy as the old albums on Verve. Titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "It's De-Lovely", "Lorelei", "I Can't Get Started", "Round Midnight", "Perdido", "Little White Lies", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "Love For Sale", "Exactly Like You", "Mack The Knife", "Teach Me Tonight", "My Kind Of Boy", "It Had To Be You", "Hard Hearted Hannah", "All Of Me", and "Too Darn Hot/Ella's Twist". And, in case you're wondering, there's almost no repetition in the set at all – all discreet, unique tunes – not just the sort of rehash you might get in other concert box sets of this nature! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongElla & Louis ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... $2.99
Classic duets between Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – done in a sweet mode that only could have been handled by Verve in the 50s! Backings are in a nice small combo mode – with Armstrong on both trumpet and vocals – and Ella and Louis carry most of the set with their great vocal interplay – warm, personal, and pretty darn charming – in a mode that should be hokey, but comes across great, thanks to the quality of both vocalists! Titles include "April In Paris", "Can't We Be Friends", "Isn't This A Lovely Day", "Under A Blanket Of Blue", and "A Foggy Day".and "A Foggy Day". CD
(EarlyCD pressing.)

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Billy FosterMusic For Jazz Vespers ... CD
Equistar, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A beautiful project from pianist Billy Foster – part of a long tradition of jazz mass records that have been popping up from the underground from the late 50s onwards – and maybe one of the best we've heard so far! The setting is spare – really just a trio outing by Billy's group, but with vocals by Renee Miles-Foster, whose lovely voice really shapes some of the best tunes here – tracks that are maybe a bit in the gospel tradition in terms of subject matter, but which also have a warmer jazz vocal approach overall. All music and new lyrics are by Billy – and titles include "He's Always Been There", "Today Is A Day", "Music Is", "God & Savior", "Joyful Noise", "His Grace", and "Just Hold My Hand". CD

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Paolo Fresu/Richard Galliano/Jan LundgrenMare Nostrum III ... CD
Act (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 25.99
Piano, trumpet, and accordion – a really beautiful combination here in the hands of three masters of their instruments – trumpeter Paolo Fresu, accordionist Richard Galliano, and pianist Jan Lundgren! The set isn't the first this trio has recorded – and it definitely shows their deepening sympathies over time – with a special balance of space and sound, quiet and melody, of the sort that less comfortable musical partners wouldn't have been able to carry off this well! Most songs run for just a few minutes, but work together to make for a lovely poem in sound – created from original numbers by the members of the trio, and well-chosen gems by Michel Legrand, Quincy Jones, and others. Tracks include "Blues Sur Seine", "Love Land", "Pavese", "Prayer", "The Magic Stroll", "Love Theme From The Getaway", "Le Jardin Des Fees", "Del Soldato In Trincea", and "Human Requiem". CD
Also available Mare Nostrum III (180 gram pressing – 2 x 45rpm LPs) ... LP 24.99

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Paolo Fresu/Richard Galliano/Jan LundgrenMare Nostrum III (180 gram pressing – 2 x 45rpm LPs) ... LP
Act (Germany), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 42.99
Piano, trumpet, and accordion – a really beautiful combination here in the hands of three masters of their instruments – trumpeter Paolo Fresu, accordionist Richard Galliano, and pianist Jan Lundgren! The set isn't the first this trio has recorded – and it definitely shows their deepening sympathies over time – with a special balance of space and sound, quiet and melody, of the sort that less comfortable musical partners wouldn't have been able to carry off this well! Most songs run for just a few minutes, but work together to make for a lovely poem in sound – created from original numbers by the members of the trio, and well-chosen gems by Michel Legrand, Quincy Jones, and others. Tracks include "Blues Sur Seine", "Love Land", "Pavese", "Prayer", "The Magic Stroll", "Love Theme From The Getaway", "Le Jardin Des Fees", "Del Soldato In Trincea", and "Human Requiem". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mare Nostrum III ... CD 22.99

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Erroll GarnerOne World Concert ... CD
Octave/Mack Avenue, Early 60s. New Copy ... About October 4, 2019
A set with an ambitious title, but a nicely earthy feel – a live recording that features Erroll Garner's trio with Eddie Calhoun on bass and Kelly Martin on drums – stretching out strongly in front of a live audience. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "Misty", "Dancing Tambourine", "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", and "Sweet & Lovely". CD

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✨✧ Stan GetzCool Velvet/Voices ... CD
Verve, 1960/1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Very groovy CD that brings together 2 different albums that Stan Getz cut with larger groups and more baroque orchestrations than usual. The Cool Velvet set is from 1960, and has Stan's breathy alto blowing with arrangements by Russ Garcia. The material has Garcia's usual off-kilter sense, and although the sound is a bit 50's, Getz cuts through the tracks nicely. The real treat, though, is the incredible Voices album, which has stunning arrangements by Claus Ogerman, and beautiful jazz playing by Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, and Artie Butler. We love this album to death, and it's filled with some of Getz's best playing of the 60s. Titles include "Zigeuner Song", "Infinidad", "Darling Joe", "Once", and "Nica's Dream". The whole CD's packaged beautifully, and it's got a total of 21 lovely lovely tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan Getz & Albert DaileyPoetry ... CD
Blue Note, 1983. Used ... $8.99
A lovely later recording from Stan Getz – very spare and spacious, and recorded with a casual approach that's quite striking, and really fresh! The album features Stan playing alongside pianist Albert Dailey – with no other rhythm accompaniment, just piano and tenor sax. The tunes are mostly familiar numbers, played in a relaxed, improvised mode that makes the whole thing feel like you're getting a lucky glimpse of Stan and Albert playing together in an after hours session or rehearsal. There's a bit of roughness in the recording, but given the depth of soul and color from both players, that quality also emerges as an honest humanity that only serves to make the recording more compelling! Titles include "Tune Up", "A Child Is Born", "Confirmation", "Round Midnight", and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Poetry ... LP 9.99

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Stan Getz & Albert DaileyPoetry ... LP
Elektra, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A lovely later recording from Stan Getz – very spare and spacious, and recorded with a casual approach that's quite striking, and really fresh! The album features Stan playing alongside pianist Albert Dailey – with no other rhythm accompaniment, just piano and tenor sax. The tunes are mostly familiar numbers, played in a relaxed, improvised mode that makes the whole thing feel like you're getting a lucky glimpse of Stan and Albert playing together in an after hours session or rehearsal. There's a bit of roughness in the recording, but given the depth of soul and color from both players, that quality also emerges as an honest humanity that only serves to make the recording more compelling! Titles include "Tune Up", "A Child Is Born", "Confirmation", "Round Midnight", and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Poetry ... CD 8.99

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Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark record – both in 60s jazz and bossa nova – and a set that not only bridged worlds of music, but set the tone for so many other albums to come! By the time of this 1964 set, Stan Getz had already issued a few bossa nova experiments on Verve – but this pairing with guitarist Joao Gilberto really pushed the format over the top – thanks in part to the vocals of Gilberto's lovely wife Astrud, who'd never sung in the studio before this famous recording! The record created a sound that was copied endlessly, and which catapulted Astrud to unbelievable fame worldwide – even though she was only included in the session at the last minute, because Joao couldn't sing in English – and the mix of Stan's tenor and Joao's guitar is wonderful – and backed throughout by this light, lilting bossa nova rhythms. Titles include the classic recording of "Girl From Ipanema", plus loads of other bossa classics like "Desafinado", "Cocovado", "O Grande Amor", and "Vivo Sonhando". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Gilberto GilNightingale ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A very nice album cut by Gilberto Gil in the US in the late 70s – one that features production by Sergio Mendes, and sound that's a strong mix of jazz, soul, and Brazilian grooves! The record kind of fits in with the Elektra modern soul work at the time – a smooth blend of jazz and soul, with distinct Latin touches – and has backing by American and Brazilian jazz players that include Lee Ritenour, Don Grusin, Roberto Da Silva, Alex Acuna, and Oscar Castro Neves. The record's one of Gilberto's nicest from the era, and includes lots of lovely cuts, like a remake of "Maracatu Atomico", plus "Alapala", "Here & Now", "Balafon", "Nightingale", and "Samba De Los Angeles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Joao GilbertoJoao Gilberto (1963) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/El (UK), 1963. New Copy ... About October 4, 2019
One of Joao Gilberto's first-ever albums – filled with incredibly beautiful bossa material that captures the vocals and guitar of Gilberto at their fragile early best – backed by sublime arrangements from Antonio Carlos Jobim and Walter Wanderley! The setting is perfect, and the sound is amazing – that incredible stripped-down breathy quality that made Joao a legend right out of the box – which so many others tried to copy over the years, but never got this right. A beautiful relic from the past – with a lovely image of Joao's young face on the cover – and titles that include "O Barquinho", "O Amor Em Paz", "Voce e Eu", "Coisa Mas Linda", and "Presente De Natal". CD features bonus tracks by some of Gilberto's contemporaries – including "O Barquinho" by Maysa, "Coisa Mais Linda" by Carlos Lyra, "Manha De Carnaval" by Sylvia Telles, "Bim Bom" by Oscar Castro Neves, and "O Samba Da Minha Terra" by Lucio Alves. CD

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Dizzy GillespieSomething Old/Something New ... LP
Philips, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Beautiful work from one of Dizzy's greatest periods – and a record not to pass up! The set features Diz playing 5 old bop tunes, and 4 new tracks from the pen of the great Tom McIntosh, one of the scene's brightest arrangers at the time, and a talent who was looming large, thanks to support from folks like Diz and James Moody. Moody's in the group – blowing tenor with a quintet that includes Kenny Barron on piano, Chris White on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and his tone is incredible, with a darkness that he'd rarely had before, and the whole group has a mixture of modern tones and soulful grooves that's beyond compare! Titles include "November Afternoon", "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After", "This Lovely Afternoon", "Good Bait", and "Dizzy Atmosphere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bit of pen on front.)

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Karel GoeyvaertsKarel Goeyvaerts ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... $22.99
Beautiful sounds from Karel Goeyvaeters – a Dutch minimalist with a really wonderful sense of tone! The album features two long pieces, both from the mid 70s – each using a variety of sounds in cyclical fashion – in ways that recall some of the best Terry Riley material of the time – even though some of the construction also echoes the approach of Philip Glass or Steve Reich! Karel really likes things to unfold in a subtle, sensitive way – and the tones move along in these patterns that are sometimes imperceptible, sometimes more striking – occasionally with a bit of dissonance, but often with these really lovely little sounds. Side one features "Pour Que Les Fruits Murissent Cet Ete" – and side two features "Op Acht Paarden Wedden". LP, Vinyl record album

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Golden Dawn ArkestraChildren Of The Sun ... CD
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
An interesting change from this offbeat spiritual ensemble – a set that's still every bit as cosmic before, but in a way that's maybe more psych-oriented and fuzzy at times – then mixed with some deeper funk elements at other points! Thematically, many of the lyrics could work in their previous jazzier work – but here, they're set to more guitars and some very cool keyboards – almost a criss-cross between spiritual jazz and early Hawkwind during the rocking moments, but interlaced with some more global elements too – all in a way that really keeps with the group's heavily-costumed look on the back cover! Things come on strong at first, then open up nicely – and titles include "The Wolf", "Children Of The Sun", "Promised Land", "Lovely Day", "Tropicalismo", "Ra-Horakhti", and "The Ocean". CD

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Guitars UnlimitedQuiet Nights & Brazilian Guitars ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An excellent concept for a bossa album from the 60s – a set that mixes together a bunch of different great guitarists – all with some light and lovely rhythm backings that really hit a groove! Jack Marshall put the set together – and in addition to his own guitar, the record features work from Howard Roberts, Bob Bain, Tommy Tedesco, Laurindo Almeida, and Rosinha De Valenca – all of whom would be plenty great on their own, but who really sound special here together on the set! Backings have a bit of that bounce you'd hear on some of Howard Roberts' albums for Capitol at the same time – and no surprise, Roberts is really the main soloist on the date. Titles include "Girl From Ipanema", "Manha De Carnival", "Meditacao", "Here Lies Love", "Ho-Ba-La-La", "Bim-Bom", "Desafinado", "Corcovado", "One Note Samba", "These Are The Ways Of Love", and "O Barquinho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Francoise HardyFrancoise Hardy (Le Premiere Bonheur Du Jour) ... CD
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1963. Used ... $6.99
Really lovely sounds from the young Francoise Hardy – easily one of the coolest, most confident female singers in France at the time! Hardy is neither the emotive style of postwar passionate singers, nor the too-cool style of the left bank – and instead, she's got this way of mixing her own acoustic guitar with lightly lyrical arrangements that never overshadow her role in the lead – far less of the "yeh yeh" style that other singers were using, and which Hardy is too-often considered with. There's a beautifully gentle feel to the record – even though the set features some larger arrangements from Marcel Hendrix – and titles include "J'Aurais Voulu", "Nous Tous", "On Dit De Lui", "Comme Tant D'Autres", "Saurai Je", "Va Pas Prendre Un Tambour", and "Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour". CD

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Francoise HardyFrancoise Hardy (Mon Amie La Rose) ... CD
Vogue/Light In The Attic, 1964. Used ... $6.99
A real step forward for the amazing Francoise Hardy – a singer who was already great at the start, but who reaches out a bit more globally here – as she works with Brit arranger Charles Blackwell, in a mode that's got a bit of groovy 60s London in the mix! The tracks include many originals by Hardy, and a few by Blackwell as well – and the music has less of the acoustic guitar you'd hear on some of Francoise's other albums, and some fuller, bouncier backings that mix French chanson with some groovier 60s pop elements – all in a blend that's completely sublime for the lovely vocals of the lady. Titles include "Je Veux Qu'll Revienne", "Tu N'As Qu'Un Mot A Dire", "Et Meme", "Pars", "Pourtant Tu M'Aimes", "La Nuit Est Sur A Ville", "Pas Gentille", and "Mon Amie La Rose". CD

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Francoise HardyJe Vous Aime ... LP
4 Corners Of The World, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
US issue of some of Francoise's early Vogue recordings, classic French pop in the "yeh yeh" vein! The album features Francoise playing guitar and singing French ditties in her lovely voice – and titles include "Bien Longtemps", "Je Veux Qu'il Revienne", "Et Meme", "Dans Le Monde Entier", and "Tu Ne Dis Rien". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing in fantastic shape!)

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Eddie HarrisDancing By A Rainbow ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1995. Used ... $11.99
A lovely later set from Eddie Harris – proof that his groove was still going strong years after his bigger fame on the scene! The set here features all original work by Eddie – some titles we know from classic albums, but a few others we don't easily recognize – all of which work together to make for a really fresh batch of material, and hardly the sort of overplayed standards that some jazz players resort to in their older years. The group's a relatively youthful one – with Nolan Smith on trumpet, Ronald Muldrow on guitar, Jeff Chambers on bass, and Gaylord Birch on drums – and Eddie himself plays piano in addition to his usual tenor sax. Titles include "An April To Be Remembered", "Dancing By A Rainbow", "Set Us Free", "The Grand Strut", "Mean Greens", "You Are Not The Right One For Me", and "It's Just Fun & Games". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie HarrisIn Sound/Mean Greens ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1965/1966. Used ... $9.99
Wow! We can never get enough of Eddie Harris. Despite all of the silly situations he's ended up in over the years, an album like In Sound still stands as a beautiful testament to all of the raw power in Eddie's playing. His tone is perfect, and totally unique – and he plays here with Cedar Walton on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Billy Higgins on drums, and the great Ray Codrington on trumpet, who also played with the JFK Quintet. No tricks here, just incredibly solid jazz playing, on tracks like Eddie's famous "Freedom Jazz Dance", plus "Born To Be Blue" and "Cryin' Blues". Mean Greens is another example of classic 60s soul jazz material by Eddie – and proof that the move to Atlantic was a good one! As usual with Eddie's 60s sessions, the players are very hip – and feature an amalgamation of younger and lesser-known talents like Melvin Jackson, Ray Codrington, and Sonny Philips. Cedar Walton also plays some lovely piano on the record, giving a few tracks a bit more of a lyrical touch than usual – and Eddie responds to this nicely in his solos. Includes an early take of "Listen Here", with Eddie on electric piano, next to Sonny Philips' organ. Also with "Goin' Home", "Blues In the Basement", and "Mean Greens". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose their fire, direction, or imagination – a quality that emerges here maybe even more strongly than on some of the records that preceded it – as Hayes works with just a quartet, on long tracks that are really dominated by both his great sound, and the strong contributions of pianist Mike Pyne – an equal star on the set! At a time when British jazz was going for a lot of new recording modes, crossover styles, and other gimmicks, the whole thing is a back to basics record for Tubby – but also one that shows just how much he's grown as a soloist in just a few short years – really on fire, as the tenor is driven strongly by the efforts of Ron Mathewson on bass and Spike Wells on drums, completing a great quartet who really get the energy of their leader. Titles include a great version of the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care", a lovely take on "Where Am I Going", and the Hayes originals "For Members Only", "Rumpus", and "Grits Beans & Greens". Fantastic stuff – long overdue, and instantly a key addition to the Tubby Hayes Fontana catalog of the 60s! CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 24.99

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose their fire, direction, or imagination – a quality that emerges here maybe even more strongly than on some of the records that preceded it – as Hayes works with just a quartet, on long tracks that are really dominated by both his great sound, and the strong contributions of pianist Mike Pyne – an equal star on the set! At a time when British jazz was going for a lot of new recording modes, crossover styles, and other gimmicks, the whole thing is a back to basics record for Tubby – but also one that shows just how much he's grown as a soloist in just a few short years – really on fire, as the tenor is driven strongly by the efforts of Ron Mathewson on bass and Spike Wells on drums, completing a great quartet who really get the energy of their leader. Titles include a great version of the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care", a lovely take on "Where Am I Going", and the Hayes originals "For Members Only", "Rumpus", and "Grits Beans & Greens". Fantastic stuff – long overdue, and instantly a key addition to the Tubby Hayes Fontana catalog of the 60s! This great 2CD version features the full versions of all the sessions, with a number of takes on some of the tunes – including an unusual version of "Where Am I Going" with the guitar of Louis Stewart instead of the piano of Mike Pyne. Also has a hardcover package, and a nice booklet of notes! CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD 19.99

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David HessLast House On The Left – Original 1972 Motion Picture Soundtrack (brown colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
One Way Static, 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
David Hess's chillingly great soundtrack to one of the most notorious horror movies of the 70s – Wes Craven's Last House On The Left! Hess's musical pedigree is that of a folk and rock songwriter – and one of the things that makes his songs for Last House On The Left so effective is the way his delicate, tuneful songcraft contrasts with the terrifyingly real sadism and revenge on screen. The other thing that makes it so effective, is that Hess himself portrays the despicable Krug in the film – taking part in said cruelty! The soundtrack has Hess's oddly lovely little songs, along with some incidental period touches, swatches of dialogue and instrumental bits – composed in collaboration with Steve Chapin. This version from One Way Static is totally top notch, too – with liner notes by exploitation cinema and genre veterans Ruggero Deodato, Franco Nero, Ulli Lommel and others. Includes "Little Cows Lookin' For Some Grass", "Baddie's Theme (Instrumental)", "Mari's Birthday Surprise", "Phyllis Spills Her Guts", "Now You're All Alone", "The Chase", "Daddy, Put Your Coat Of Many Colors On", "Mayhem Montage", "Ice Cream Song", "Urban Snatch", "Edude For Chainsaw/Goodbye, Dick" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on brown vinyl!)
Also available Last House On The Left – Original 1972 Motion Picture Soundtrack (white & silver vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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David HessLast House On The Left – Original 1972 Motion Picture Soundtrack (white & silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
One Way Static, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 29.99
David Hess's chillingly great soundtrack to one of the most notorious horror movies of the 70s – Wes Craven's Last House On The Left! Hess's musical pedigree is that of a folk and rock songwriter – and one of the things that makes his songs for Last House On The Left so effective is the way his delicate, tuneful songcraft contrasts with the terrifyingly real sadism and revenge on screen. The other thing that makes it so effective, is that Hess himself portrays the despicable Krug in the film – taking part in said cruelty! The soundtrack has Hess's oddly lovely little songs, along with some incidental period touches, swatches of dialogue and instrumental bits – composed in collaboration with Steve Chapin. This version from One Way Static is totally top notch, too – with liner notes by exploitation cinema and genre veterans Ruggero Deodato, Franco Nero, Ulli Lommel and others. Includes "Little Cows Lookin' For Some Grass", "Baddie's Theme (Instrumental)", "Mari's Birthday Surprise", "Phyllis Spills Her Guts", "Now You're All Alone", "The Chase", "Daddy, Put Your Coat Of Many Colors On", "Mayhem Montage", "Ice Cream Song", "Urban Snatch", "Edude For Chainsaw/Goodbye, Dick" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 200 – on white & silver vinyl!)
Also available Last House On The Left – Original 1972 Motion Picture Soundtrack (brown colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Bobby HutchersonComponents ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $17.99
An essential Blue Note album by the great vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and a record that's split into 2 different sides, each of which display different aspects of Hutcherson's talents. The first four tracks are mellow and lyrical, with the kind of lovely melodic writing that is best illustrated by the cut "Little B's Poem" – included here, and still one of Hutcherson's most enduring works. The next four tracks show Hutcherson more as the accomplished modernist, working with edgey talents like James Spaulding on alto and flute, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and the great Joe Chambers on drums – who also wrote all 4 of the tracks in this segment. The work is a key example of Hutcherson's devotion to the Blue Note "new thing" sound, and titles include "Air", "Juba Dance", and "Pastoral". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur series pressing.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonComponents ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An essential Blue Note album by the great vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and a record that's split into 2 different sides, each of which display different aspects of Hutcherson's talents. The first four tracks are mellow and lyrical, with the kind of lovely melodic writing that is best illustrated by the cut "Little B's Poem" – included here, and still one of Hutcherson's most enduring works. The next four tracks show Hutcherson more as the accomplished modernist, working with edgey talents like James Spaulding on alto and flute, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and the great Joe Chambers on drums – who also wrote all 4 of the tracks in this segment. The work is a key example of Hutcherson's devotion to the Blue Note "new thing" sound, and titles include "Air", "Juba Dance", and "Pastoral". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – The 80 Works" series! Ultimate HQ CD pressing.)
Also available Components ... CD 17.99

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Bobby HutchersonHighway One ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A wicked post-Blue Note session from Bobby Hutcherson – one that's put together in a different way than his previous work, but still completely sublime throughout! The feel is almost to Hutcherson's earlier work what Woody Shaw's Columbia recordings were to his – tighter, with sharper production – yet still wonderfully soulful and with a strong sense of spirit. Key soloists include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Hubert Laws on flute – and the record also features George Cables on acoustic and electric piano, Cedar Walton on acoustic piano, and Eddie Marshall on drums. Includes the lovely "Sweet Rita Suite", plus "Circle", "Secrets Of Love", and "Bouquet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonKicker (previously unreleased material) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... $38.99
One of the greatest lost sessions ever! Legendary vibist Bobby Hutcherson recorded this set of tracks in his early days with Blue Note – but the set's never come out until now, and its release is cause for rejoicing! The material shows Hutcherson playing in a straight-ahead format, tinged with some of the modernist new thing elements of other recordings from the time, but mostly filled with a soulfulness not always heard on his Blue Note albums at the time. The group includes Duke Pearson on piano, whose lovely lyrical approach works perfectly with Hutcherson's vibes. Joe Henderson plays some great hard-edged tenor, cutting nicely through all the tracks – and Grant Green sits in on half of the material, playing some nice spiralling modal lines on guitar. Many of these titles have been recorded in other versions on later Blue Note albums – but they're all in fantastic versions here, including "Bedouin", "The Kicker", "Step Lightly", and "Mirrors". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur pressing.)

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Janis IanJanis Ian ... LP
Verve, 1967. Sealed ... $7.99
The beautiful first album from Janis Ian – recorded when she was just 15 years old, and a beautifully arranged around her lovely vocals! Janis Ian's self-titled album was something of a hit at the time, but is largely remembered for her fearlessly frank lyrics – from the gorgeous "Society's Child", which sounds like inventively arranged bubblegum pop, but the lyrics march righteously into a tale of teen interracial romance – to "Go 'Way Little Girl", in which she's unafraid to sing about sexuality, it's riveting stuff! Barbed pop on one hand, strident folk rock on another, it's pretty amazing stuff, arranged wonderfully by Shadow Morton with excellent NYC session players. Titles include "Society's Child (Baby, I've Been Thinking)", "Hair Of Spun Gold", "Then Tangles My Mind", "I'll Give You A Stone If You'll Throw It (Changing Tymes)", "Pro Girl", "Younger Generation Blues", "New Christ Cardiac Hero", "Lover Be Kindly", "Mrs. McKenzie" and "Janey's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing. Shrinkwrap is lightly aged.)

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Insolito UniVersoLa Candela del Rio ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A Venezuelan group, one who are living in Paris – and work here with a criss-crossing of styles that really reflect that global journey! The music definitely has echoes of older Venezuelan styles, but maybe served up in a more impressionistic version – with a dream-like quality at times, as the instruments come together airily, often getting a nicely moody vibe in the production – which was partly done by Malcolm Catto, who also mixed the record. There's a really lovely female singer in the mix – with a lightness that's almost more like a bossa vocalist at times – and the instrumentation is both electric and acoustic, but often delivered at a level that make it hard to figure out where one begins and one ends. Titles include "Lloviendo En Guatire", "Yo Soy Mi Rio", "Tonada Del Guante", "Transmutada", "Vuelve", "Pajaro", and "Machurucuto". CD

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Yukari Ito with The Green GingerLove ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A strange and wonderful album of lovely pop! Japanese singer Yukari Ito performs with the Green Ginger vocal group, and warm jazzy arrangements by Osamu Shoji – in kind of a late 60s/early 70s pop mode with a fuzzy LA twist. Yukari's got a bit of Karen Carpenter in her voice – but it might just be the production, which gives her singing the same sort of flanged-out quality on the best tracks. Includes two great originals – "Green Ginger Flying" and "And Now I Know" – plus "Your Song", "For All We Know", "When Oh When", "Our House", "Close To You", and "Love Story". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gatefold pressing!)

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Wanda JacksonMany Moods Of Wanda Jackson ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A wonderful, groovy set of landmark pop and folksy tunes from Wanda! At her peak, which stretched from the mid 50s throughout the 60s, Ms. Jackson could melt you with any combination of sultry ballads, fiery rockabilly, or traditional country numbers, and Many Moods covers all those bases. She consistently takes on such disparate material as Harlan Howard's "I Wish I Was Your Friend", Merle Haggard's "I Started Loving You Again", and Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee", with each tune more charming than the last, and perhaps the most priceless of all, Neil Diamond's huge hit via the Monkees, "I'm A Believer". The record has a great cover, too – showcasing the lovely Wanda's gravity defying beehive! 11 tunes in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Bob James & Earl KlughOne On One ... LP
CTI, 1979. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
A mellow mainstream fusion classic from the 70s – one that paired the gentle guitar of Earl Klugh with the sweet keyboards of Bob James – in a set that's filled with plenty of warm and laidback touches! The mode here takes off some of the darker edges from James' earlier sound, and softens it nicely with Klugh's colorful approach to the guitar – a slightly tropical mode at times, and one that dances breezily along with help from Ralph MacDonald, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason, and Gary King. Titles include the lovely "Mallorca", plus "I'll Never See You Smile Again", "Kari", "The Afterglow", "Love Lips", and "Winding River". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose JamesLean On Me ... LP
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
Maybe not the first album to ever pay tribute to the music of the great Bill Withers – but certainly one of the best we've ever heard, thanks to the mighty vocals of Jose James! Over a relatively short career, James has proven to be a singer who can handle himself in just about any setting – but he really seems to be especially perfect, here – working with classic songs by Withers, but making them completely his own, through a raspy vocal approach that really seems to transform the tunes in Jose's hands! And despite a cover image that has James standing with an acoustic guitar, that instrument here is played by Brad Allen Williams – in a great small combo setting that also features excellent Fender Rhodes, organ, and piano from Kris Bowers. Lalah Hathaway guests on a great remake of "Lovely Day" – and other tunes include "Who Is He", "Hello Like Before", "Better Off Dead", "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Grandma's Hands", "Lean On Me", "Kissing My Love", "Just The Two Of Us", "Hope She'll Be Happier", and "Use Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Horst JankowskiStill More Genius of Jankowski ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Fantastic piano work from the very groovy Horst Jankowski – an artist who's really stepping into his own with this sweet mid 60s album! The set still follows the balance of electric bass and hard piano sounds from Horst – but it also fleshes out the music in a really great way, by adding in these lovely larger backings from the Erwinh Lehn orchestra – every bit as full of color as on their classic album for MPS! The Lehn touch is a great one – and makes the whole thing really sound wonderful – with that balance of tonal complexity and straightforward groove that made some of the MPS/Saba productions so great. Titles include "Violets In March", "Elmer's Tune", "Black Forest Holiday", "Shadow of Your Smile", "Danke Danke", "Sir Scotch Whiskey", and "Let's Live a Little". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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JJ JohnsonJJ's Broadway ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
JJ's Broadway is a-ok with us – a hip mix of small group tunes, played with the great Walter Perkins on drums, and handled with a much more complicated approach than most other "jazz meets Broadway" type albums! About half the tracks feature a quartet with Perkins on drums, plus Hank Jones piano and Richard Davis on bass – and these numbers really swing with a wonderful open-ended groove. The rest of the set has a larger group with Jones, Perkins, and Chuck Israels on bass – plus additional trombones behind the solo work of Johnson. Titles include "Nobody's Heart", "A Second Chance", "Sleeping Bee", "Mira", "Lovely", and "Who Will Buy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joyce & Nelson AngeloNelson Angelo E Joyce (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Incredible early work from Joyce – the completely fantastic female singer who would go on to transform the sound of Brazilian music in the 70s, and have a huge global legacy for years to come! This set's got Joyce working with Nelson Angelo – a bandmate of the singer in the group A Tribo – and the pair write and perform songs with a vibe that's similar to her later work, but maybe a bit darker and moodier too! The music has an extremely haunting quality, and Angelo's presence adds a lot to Joyce's usual mix of lovely vocals and guitar playing – maybe pacing things out in a different way, with some rootsier elements reflected on the cover – but still handled with all the sophistication that we've really come to love from Joyce over the years. A gem throughout – and titles include "Tudo Comeca De Novo", "Sete Cachorros", "Um Gosto De Fruta", "Hotel Universo", "Ponte Nova", "Tiro Cruzado", and "Mantra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – with bonus poster!)

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✨✧ Joyce with Joao DonatoTudo Bonito ... CD
Rip Curl/Sony (Brazil), 2000. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful album from the lovely Joyce – one of her best of recent years! The record features Joyce working with bossa maestro Joao Donato – who plays acoustic and electric piano, sings, and helps Joyce with some of the arrangements – and the overall style of the album is very much in the vein of some of his most beautiful work. The set was with contributions from Brazilian jazz players like Paulo Moura, Gilson Peranzzetta, and Tutty Moreno – and Joyce is in fantastic form, singing and playing acoustic guitar with all the soulful passion of her best early recordings. The production is great, too – and the album has a rawer edge than some of Joyce's other work from the 90s – nicely stripped-down, with a rasp in both her vocals and the work of the other jazz players. Titles include "Bananeira", "Anos 30", "Drume Negrita", "Tudo Bonito", "Gala Tanta", "Falta De Ar", "Adolescensia", and "So Tinha De Ser Com Voce". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roger KellawayStride! ... LP
World Pacific, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Not stride piano, as you might think from the title – but a wonderfully fluid session from a young Roger Kellaway – caught at a time when he had a beautiful style and touch on the keys! The album features a core trio, augmented with strings – used sparingly, but perfectly to swell up the sound – leaving plenty of room out front for Kellaway on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Johnny Guerin on drums! Tunes are mostly familiar, but presented in some nice arrangements with a good mid 60s groove – and titles include "Sunny", "Hurry It's Lovely Up Here", "We'll Meet Again", "Cherry", "Porkette My Love", and "To My Way Of Thinking". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Evelyn Champagne KingFace To Face (UK pressing with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Big Break (UK), 1983. Used ... $8.99
Evelyn Champagne King will always be most popularly remembered for her massive disco pop crossover hits of the late 70s, but she progressed really nicely throughout the 80s, keeping up with the evolving dancefloor soul sounds of the times – and Face To Face is a lean, clubby electro soul and funk flavored set with catchy hooks and sweet vocals by Evelyn! The production duties are split almost evenly between the team of Leon Sylvers, Foster Sylvers & Joey Gallo and Andre Cymone – both of which embrace synth and programming, with Cymone's coming off a bit clubbier – but all of it nicely frames Evelyn's lovely vocals. Includes "Action", "Face To Face", "Shake Down", "Telll Me Something Good", "Don't It Feel Good", "Makin' Me So Proud", "Givin' You My Love (What Cha Gonna Do With It)", "Teenager" and "Let's Get Crazy". This UK pressing has 6 bonus tracks: "Shake Down (12" M&M dub, single mix, 12" M&M dance remix)", "Teenager (12" remix, single mix)", and "Action (single mix)". CD
(Still sealed.)

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Krzysztof KomedaKomeda On Polish Radio 7 – Litany ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
Very spiritual work from pianist Krzysztof Komeda – a set that features two long live readings of his "Night Time Day Time Requiem", a piece dedicated to John Coltrane – plus one shorter song with an equally heavenly vibe! The core composition is handled here in recordings from 1967 and 1968 – each running well over 25 minutes, the first with the great Tomasz Stanko on trumpet in Komeda's quartet – the second with both Stanko and the amazing alto saxophonist Zbigniew Namyslowski. "Night Time Day Time" builds in a way that's clearly inspired by Love Supreme – but also has a very different direction, with an especially bold feeling in the second performance from 1968 – and both Namyslowski and Stanko perform with Komeda on the shorter, but equally lovely "Litania". CD

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KraftwerkTrans-Europe Express ... CD
Capitol, 1977. Used ... $6.99
An incredibly lovely record from Kraftwerk – fashioned along the same suite-like style as Radio Activity, and served up with some haunting and charming tunes throughout! The electronics are quite spare, yet very thoughtful – never a note out of place, as the quartet build their careful efforts together to create a tapestry of surprisingly warm sounds – using just a bit of vocals in really great ways, and almost prefacing a whole generation of UK and Euro pop to come – yet without any of their schmaltz! Titles include "Europe Endless", "Hall of Mirrors", "Abzung", "Franz Schubert", and "Showroom Dummies" – not to mention the awesome title track and electro break number "Metal On Metal". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kyoto Jazz Sextet (Kyoto Jazz Massive)Mission (Jax Medicine remix, original) (10 inch single) ... 12-inch
Local Talk, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99
The title cut to Kyoto Jazz Massive's Mission album – given a whole new live here by Jax Medicine! The original tune builds in this really lovely modal style – grooves leaping over themselves, with a great piano solo in the middle – and warm horns from the group! The remix moves in a Larry Mizell sort of way – layering sound over beats, then making way for a very cool keyboard solo in the middle! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossBest Of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (aka The Hottest New Group In Jazz) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an attempt to completely work the emerging vocalese style onto a full-blown jazz group. This album wasn't their first – but it was the first to really break them with the masses, and it's a vocal jazz classic if there ever was one. Backings are by the Ike Isaacs Trio, plus Harry Edison on trumpet – and titles include "Moanin", "Twisted", "Cloudburst", "Everybody's Boppin", and "Sermonette". 70s version of the group's first album for Columbia – Hottest New Group In Jazz – but works fine as a best of! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossHottest New Group In Jazz ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an attempt to completely work the emerging vocalese style onto a full-blown jazz group. This album wasn't their first – but it was the first to really break them with the masses, and it's a vocal jazz classic if there ever was one. Backings are by the Ike Isaacs Trio, plus Harry Edison on trumpet – and titles include "Moanin", "Twisted", "Cloudburst", "Everybody's Boppin", and "Sermonette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and a small center split in the bottom seam.)

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossHottest New Group In Jazz – The Complete Columbia Recordings ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an attempt to completely work the emerging vocalese style onto a full-blown jazz group. Previously, the singers had only sung vocal solos for one instrument – but with a trio of players, they were suddenly able to take over the solos of all the frontline instruments in a group, such as the piano, trumpet, and tenor solos in their incredible version of "Home Cookin". That track alone is a perfect summation of the group's genius – as it offers a true vocal interplay, with words in place of notes and changes, and opens the already great soul jazz classic into a whole new level of meaning and wonder. It also helps that that track, like most of the ones on this CD, features excellent rhythm backing by Gildo Mahones, Ike Isaacs, and Walt Bolden, plus the occasional alto solo by Pony Poindexter. Their Columbia work's always been their best – and this CD brings together all 3 LPs (Hottest Group In Jazz, Sing Ellington, and the amazing High Flying), plus 7 previously unissued tracks! There's a whopping 39 cuts in all – and the set's one of the best jazz vocal CDs you could ever buy! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Hottest New Group In Jazz ... LP 14.99

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Nara LeaoAo Vivo Anos 60s/70s/80s (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965/1972/1978/1985. New Copy 4 CDs ... $38.99
Four rare slices of work from the lovely Nara Leao – unreleased live material from 1965 through 1985 – really showing the tremendous scope and development of her music! The first CD features a live concert from 1965 – definitely with some bossa elements in the mix, but also featuring a number of songs with Nara in that darker, moodier style that would showcase on her albums in coming years – where the acoustic guitar was used with much more force than more traditional bossa recordings. CD2 features a wonderful live set from 1972 – with a very hip small group that includes Paulo Moura on sax, Copinha on flute, and Dom Salvador on piano – a combo that brings lots of jazzy changes to Nara's music. CD3 has Nara with more traditional Brazilian instrumentation – working with support from Os Carioquinhas, who feature cavaqinho, bandolim, 7 string guitar, pandeiro, and other percussion. CD4 features Nara back to working mostly with acoustic guitar – a show from 1985, right at a time when Leao was going back to a bossa nova mode – which works especially well here on some longer medley tracks. Nara Leao has given us plenty of wonderful records over the years – but this overstuffed box set really adds a lot to her classic years! CD

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Laura LeeWoman's Love Rights (plus bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent batch of hard soul grooves from the great Laura Lee! This one was her first for the Hot Wax label – and it's got the raw quality of her earlier singles for labels like Chess, with a hard vocal style that's very much in the Aretha Franklin/Fontella Bass camp – plus some arrangements that have that bouncing soulful quality that the Staple Singers were using on Stax at the time! There's lots of horns in the mix, and some congas as well, which gives the album a bit of a different twist – kind of an earthy undercurrent that works great with the vocals. Includes the great title cut "Women's Love Rights" – plus "I Don't Want Nothin' Old (But Money)", "Wedlock Is a Padlock", "Her Picture Matches Mine", and "Two Lovely Pillows". CD features a bonus track – "Since I Fell For You (mono commercial single edit)". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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Michel LegrandLes Parapluies De Cherbourg (2LP version) ... LP
Philips/Universal (France), 1965. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99
Fantastic! This is the French pressing of the Michel Legrand score to Jaques Demy's incredible 1965 film The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg. Every word of dialogue in the film is sung, and Legrand came up with an amazing array of themes to carry the emotion of the film. Embedded in here are lines that later became worldwide hits – like "I Will Wait For You" and "Watch What Happens" – but in this version, the songs are just themes in the huge pastiche of dialogue and narrative, and they lurk behind the score in a beautiful way. This is one of our favorite all-time soundtracks, and this French version has a very lovely cover with Catherine Deneuve standing amidst some umbrellas! Great 2LP version – with more material than the original LP release! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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