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Marc CaryFocus ... CD
Motema, 2006. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr. Sticker remnant on digipack cover & penmark through barcode.)

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Marc CaryFor The Love Of Abbey ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful tribute to the late, great Abbey Lincoln – served up on a host of solo piano performances by Marc Cary – mostly of tunes penned by Lincoln herself, but also featuring a few originals as well! There's a rich, vibrant feel to the record – a quality that strikes us stronger than any other Cary recording we've heard in recent years, even though Marc's on his own here – really reaching out on the keys of the piano, with a command we never would have expected – stretching over space and tone with a sort of majesty to rival Mal Waldron or McCoy Tyner – yet also keeping things deeply personal as well. Titles include "Melancholia", "Down Here Below", "Music Is The Magic", "Love Evolves", "Down Here Below The Horizon", "Transmute", "Throw It Away", and "Who Used To Dance". CD

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Hudson (DeJohnette/Grenadier/Medeski/Scofield)Hudson ... CD
Motema, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A group who take their name from the Hudson River Valley – beautifully pictured here on the front cover – and a quartet who work in an equally expansive array of sounds – all sharp elements of tone and timing from a lineup that features Jack DeJohnette on drums, John Scofield on guitar, Larry Grenadier on bass, and John Medeski on piano, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond! The Hudson influence doesn't just stop at the name, though – because all these upstate New York musicians often pay tribute to other artists who left the city for points north – Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, and The Band – each of whom gets a tribute track on the album. About half the set is originals by members of the group – and if we had to pick one instrument that seems to have the strongest voice in the group, it might be the guitar of Scofield – maybe in part because he can skirt the two different worlds so well. Titles include "Tony Then Jack", "Dirty Ground", "El Swing", "Hudson", "Lay Lady Lay", "Woodstock", "Wait Until Tomorrow", and "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall". CD

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Donny McCaslinBeyond Now ... CD
Motema, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Reedman Donny McCaslin's been making records for many years now – but he also seems to have gotten a new sort of inspiration from his work with David Bowie on his final recording – at a level that really seems to influence his sound here! The record's still very much a jazz session – but it's also got rhythms, flourishes, and other elements that Donny wouldn't have used a few short years ago – not just a bit of keyboards, which seem used to extrapolate the Bowie/Eno themes from Berlin – but also a more angular approach to his solos, which seems to create an inherent set of rhythm in the way he blows his tenor and flute. The album's dedicated to Bowie, but is hardly any sort of Bowie tribute or cover album – although the group does do a wonderful reading of "Warszawa", which comes out great as an instrumental. Other players include Jason Lindner on keyboards, Tim Lefebvre on electric bass, and Mark Guiliana on drums – and Jeff Taylor sings briefly on "A Small Plot Of Land". All other titles are instrumentals – and include "Remain", "Glory", "Faceplant", "Bright Abyss", "Beyond Now", and "Coelacanth 1". CD

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Ben WendelWhat We Bring ... CD
Motema, 2016. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
Ben Wendel's a tenorist with a mighty rich sound – a way of spacing out his notes, so that every moment matters – coming across with an attack that's maybe more subtle than some, but every bit as powerful! A big part of this album's charm comes from the rhythmic core – the work of Gerald Clayton on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, and Henry Cole on drums – who craft these angular passages which provide a perfect footing for Wendel's leaps in sound – notes that are always well-chosen, and which have a way of shaping sound that's really superb. Titles include "Amian", "Fall", "Spring", "Doubt", "Solar", "Austin", and "Soli". CD

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Randy Weston & His African Rhythms SextetStoryteller – Live At Dizzy's Club Coca Cola ... CD
Motema, 2010. Used ... $9.99
Randy Weston's much more than a storyteller here – as the album's got a full force that moves beyond any strictly-personal work on piano – and instead goes for some of the best African-influenced styles that Weston first started working out at the end of the 50s! The album's core features a revisited version of Weston's African Cookbook – but done here in a much more expansive mode – with lots of free-flowing lines from Randy on the piano, which then open the way for full group grooving with players who include Benny Powell on trombone, TK Blue on saxophone, Alex Blake on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums! Titles include "The Shrine", "Chano Pozo", "African Sunrise", "The Bridge", "Tehuti", and "Wig Loose". CD

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✨✧ Geri AllenChild Is Born ... CD
Motema, 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Mark Guiliana Jazz QuartetJersey ... CD
Motema, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's the state of New Jersey on the cover – represented with an image that's as beautiful as the music on the set – a nicely bold statement from drummer Mark Guiliana, who works here with a mighty strong quartet! The group features some especially great tenor from Jason Rigby – a player who can soar forward on waves of sound one minute, then bring things back to carefully creative sonic territory – all in a way that's beautifully illustrative, with almost a painterly quality to his performance – but never in a way that feels forced or overly intellectual – given the organic quality of his horn. Pianist Fabian Almazan's great too – able to burst out these beautiful tones that really set the whole picture on fire – and bassist Chris Morrissey gets some great time in the spotlight, sometimes even to set the tunes up from the start – which he does wonderfully, then rolls them along as strongly as Guiliana's drums. Titles include "Our Lady", "Where Are We Now", "Big Rig Jones", "BP", "Rate", and "September". CD

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✨✧ Charnett MoffettMusic From Our Soul ... CD
Motema, 2017. Used ... Out Of Stock
Round, warm sounds from bassist Charnett Moffett – working here on both acoustic and electric bass, always with that laidback sense of flow that always made his older work so great! Moffett seems to shape each tune in a different way – and he's joined in this pursuit by guitarist Stanley Jordan, who reminds us of his wonderful sense of tone throughout – and by pianist Cyrus Chestnut, who's on most of the tracks on the set – save for a few that feature Jordan on piano. Jeff Tain Watts handles most of the drums – and tenor legend Pharoah Sanders makes a surprising appearance on three of the album's best tracks. Titles include "Music From Our Soul", "Freedom", "We Are Here To Play", "Love In The Galaxies", "Freedom Swing", "Sound World Suite", and "Celestial Dimensions". CD
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✨✧ Charnett MoffettMusic From Our Soul ... CD
Motema, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Round, warm sounds from bassist Charnett Moffett – working here on both acoustic and electric bass, always with that laidback sense of flow that always made his older work so great! Moffett seems to shape each tune in a different way – and he's joined in this pursuit by guitarist Stanley Jordan, who reminds us of his wonderful sense of tone throughout – and by pianist Cyrus Chestnut, who's on most of the tracks on the set – save for a few that feature Jordan on piano. Jeff Tain Watts handles most of the drums – and tenor legend Pharoah Sanders makes a surprising appearance on three of the album's best tracks. Titles include "Music From Our Soul", "Freedom", "We Are Here To Play", "Love In The Galaxies", "Freedom Swing", "Sound World Suite", and "Celestial Dimensions". CD

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✨✧ Gerald ClaytonTributary Tales ... CD
Motema, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The musical vision of Gerald Clayton just seems to be getting stronger and stronger – to a point at which records like these are almost hard to conceive in terms of his earliest work! The set's got a very progressive, righteous sort of vibe – and a style that mixes shorter sonic tracks with longer jazz-based flow – handled by Clayton on piano, Logan Richardson on alto, Ben Wendel on tenor, Joe Sanders on bass, and Justin Brown on drums. The record's got some guest percussion on a few tracks, and spoken vocals from Aja Monet and Carl Hancock Rux on two especially striking numbers that really seem to find ways for Clayton's vision to extend itself past standard jazz. Titles include "Dimensions Interwoven", "Soul Stomp", "Wakeful", "Unforeseen", "Patience Patients", "Are We", "Lover's Reverie", and "Squinted". CD

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✨✧ Rene MarieVoice Of My Beautiful Country ... CD
Motema, 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Pedrito Martinez GroupHabana Dreams ... CD
Motema, 2016. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pedrito Martinez has some heavy help here – an all-star array of guests that includes Wynton Marsalis, Ruben Blades, and Angelique Kidjo – but as before, the real strength of the record comes from the core energy of his group – one that plays in more than enough old school Latin jazz modes to be more than just "dreaming" of Havana! The set features wonderful congas, bata, and lead vocals from Pedrito – set up in a core combo with lots more percussion, bass, and piano – plus choro vocals from the group – all in a setting that's wonderfully rootsy and very rhythmic. Titles include "Mi Tempestao", "Encantamiento Yoruba", "Habana Dreams", "Tuve Una Revelacion", "Antadilla", "Tributa A Santiago De Cuba", and "Compa Galletano". CD
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TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouTP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – Reminiscin' In Tempo African Dancefloor Classics ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
Jaggedly rhythmic work from TP Orchestre – one of the greatest musical groups on the African scene of the 70s, and a group with a sound like nobody else! TP have a way of stringing the guitar around the beats that's really wonderful – creating a magical interplay between rhythm and melody that's light and lively, but also quite soulful as well. The CD brings together tracks from 2 of the group's early albums for the Albarika Stores label, plus a few extra tracks – and most tunes have vocals dancing along with the grooves in a really nice way. Titles include "Oh Bea", "Dety Motema", "Yao Yao", "Le Silence N'Pas Un Oublie", "Mille Fois Merci", and "Cheri Coco". CD
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