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MuseResistance ... CD
Warner, 2009. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Sharon MuthuMuse ... CD
Darwin, 2006. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hermeto PascoalHermeto (Muse pressing) ... LP
Muse, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Excellent early work by Hermeto – recorded in the US with a jazzy, fusiony finish – right around the same time as Dom Um Romao's albums for Muse and Cobblestone! The group here features a host of American jazz players, set to complicated yet grooving arrangements by Airto – and there's some nice touches of electric instrumentation that never dominate, but give the record a really nice crackle! Tracks include "Hermeto", "Bells", "The Love Flower (Flor Do Amor)", and "Fabiola". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the seams, half split spine, and a sticker spot.)

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Woody ShawComplete Muse Sessions (7CD set) ... CD
Muse/Mosaic, 1965/1970s/1980s. Used 7CDs ... $169.99
Some of the best work ever from legendary trumpeter Woody Shaw – and honestly, a batch of music that may well be one of the best runs at a label by any jazz musician, period! Woody first came on the scene as a sharp talent from the east coast in the 60s – playing with a drive and fire that really set a whole new tone for the trumpet – one different from predecessors like Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, or Freddie Hubbard. And although he was already great on records for Blue Note and other labels, he really exploded as a leader with these sides for Muse – stretching forth with dynamic energy and boundless imagination – sometimes in a setting that was as spiritual as work on Strata East, sometimes in a straighter mode that put Shaw right up there with the best trumpeters of decades past. This Muse Records work has always been scattered and spotty on the reissue market, but is finally collected together here in one place – a stunning set of albums that includes The Moontrane, Love Dance, Little Red's Fantasy, Concert Ensemble At The Berliner Jazztage, In The Beginning, Iron Men, Setting Standards, Solid, and Imagination. The set features all tracks from these sessions – including bonus material not on the original LPs – plus very detailed notes and information, in the true Mosaic Records fashion! CD
(Out of print. Box, book, and cases are in great shape!)

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Sonny StittConstellation (Muse) ... CD
Cobblestone/Muse, 1972. Used ... $18.99
A return to basics after Sonny Stitt's late 60s Varitone and funk experiments – all-bop and all soul all the way through, and recorded with a tight quartet that features Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums! The style's a bit like Sonny's work of the late 50s, but there's also a fluidity to the rhythm section that makes it a bit different too – a sound that's warm, open, and soulful – creating a space into which Stitt settles nicely and blows like mad. There's no gimmicks at all, just solid classic jazz skills – and titles include "Casbah", "Constellation", "By Accident", "Webb City", and "Topsy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cedar Walton - Hank Hobley QuintetBreakthrough (Muse pressing) ... LP
Muse, 1972. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the last great albums that Hank Mobley ever cut! Although Mobley's 70s output was nothing compared to his 60s Blue Note work, this 1972 session for Cobblestone/Muse is a winner, and features the aging tenorist co-leading a crack quintet with Cedar Walton, and featuring Billy Higgins, Sam Jones, and Charles Davis. The set's freer than Mobley's Blue Note work, but the group's right on the money – and the record is dominated by fierce soulful solos. Walton plays both acoustic and electric piano, at times, the record feels as if it might have been issued on the Black Jazz label. Tracks include "Sabia", "Breakthrough", "Early Morning Stroll", and the beautiful "House On Maple Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stained corners.)

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✨✧ Public EnemyMuse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age ... CD
Def Jam, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Whole Lotta Love Goin On In The Middle Of Hell", "Give It Up", "What Side You On?", "Bedlam 13:13", "Stop In The Name...", "What Kind Of Power We Got?", "So Whatcha Gone Do Now?", "White Heaven/Black Hell", "Live And Undrugged Part 1 & 2", "Death Of A Carjacka", "I Stand Accused", and more. CD

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✨✧ Elton JohnMuse – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Rocket/Island, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)
 
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Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... LP
Muse, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of a rare few electric albums from the great Walter Bishop Jr – a pianist who started during the bop years, but really grew into new modes in the 70s! The set's an album on Muse, but one with the same hip grooves as Walter Bishop's pair of excellent albums for the Black Jazz label – and like those gems, this set features Bishop working on Fender Rhodes – hitting a groove we never would have expected in the old days, and really going for a style that's at the hippest end of the soul jazz spectrum of the 70s! Tunes are a mix of funky fusion and modal, spiritual styles – and other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gerry Niewood on tenor and flute, and George Young on soprano and alto sax – and the horns are all arranged tightly by Mitch Farber, in a way that adds an extra edge to the record, but still leaves plenty of space for Bishop's solo flights on the keys. Titles include great versions of "Soul Village", "Coral Keys", and "Soul Turnaround" – plus the cuts "Philadelphia Bright", "Sweet Rosa", and "Valerie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald BrownCar Tunes ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... $4.99
Hardly the sort of music you'd hear in the car from most folks on the road – and a beautiful batch of soul jazz numbers from pianist Donald Brown! The album's got a beautiful balance between sharp-edged tunes and warmer ones – a way of stepping back and forth through a solid, soulful space that Brown fills up beautifully with a range of expressions on the piano. Some tunes have a mellow glow, others a more modern approach – and the players here are all ones who can easily match that energy – Don Braden on tenor and flute, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Steve Nelson on vibes, and Bill Mobley on trumpet and flugelhorn. Harold Mabern makes a surprising vocal appearance on one track – and titles include "Car Tunes", "Theme For My Father", "Blues For Brother Jerome", "Mr Felgeyrolles", "Being With You", and "There Is A Rose In Spanish Harlem". CD

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Michael CarvinEach One Teach One ... CD
Muse, 1992. New Copy ... $4.99
Michael Carvin's one of those players who always makes us sit up and take notice – not just for his own dynamic work on drums, but also for the way that he manages to lead a group with such soulful fire! This album's a great example of that skill, as Carvin brings together a mix of players who really open up beautifully together – driven by his own direction with the same free-thinking, soul-searching energy that Art Blakey used to bring to the Jazz Messengers in years back. But Carvin's rhythms are hardly Jazz Messengers stuff – given that the tunes here step out in a nice range of modes, and really show a nice evolution of soulbop standards over the years. The group features Antoine Roney on tenor, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, Carlton Holmes on piano, and David Williams on bass – and Houston Person plays guest tenor on one track, and also co-produced the album with Carvin. Titles include "Waltz For Gina", "Nails", "Recife's Blues", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "One By One", and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You". CD

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Michael CarvinRevelation ... CD
Muse, 1989. New Copy ... $4.99
The music of Michael Carvin is always a revelation – a joyous, soulful outpouring of feeling that never fails to move us – and which always makes us wonder why more folks don't treasure gems like this that he made as a leader! Carvin's drum work is filled with energy from the get-go – but never in a too-showy, too-unbridled sort of way – just perfectly-balanced, perfectly-timed sense of rhythm that really seems to inspire the key players he's gathered around him. For this date, the lineup is especially nice – Claudio Roditi and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Sonny Fortune on alto sax and flute, Cyrus Chestnut on piano, and David Williams on bass. John Hicks sits on on piano on one track – and the album's got some of the free-soaring spirituality that you'll find in Sonny Fortune's best work as a leader. Titles include "Morning", "Revelation", "Effi", "Thabo", "Avotcja", and "We Three Kings". CD

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Larry CoryellComin Home ... LP
Muse, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The title's an apt one, as the set's a great batch of back-to-basics work from Larry Coryell – a player who first started out bold and strong in the 60s, and never really had a time to lay back in a more relaxed set like this! There's still a spacious approach that really marks the Coryell approach to guitar – but Larry's never too dramatic, nor too noodly here – and instead often hits a nicely soulful mode that's right at home in the Muse Records setting. Other players include Albert Dailey on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – and Julie Coryell sings vocals on one track, a version of "It Never Entered My Mind". Other titles include "Glorielle", "Good Citizen Swallow", "Twelve & Twelve", and "No More Booze Minor Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover is wavy from moisture.)

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Creative Construction CompanyCreative Construction Company Vol 2 ... LP
Muse, 1970/1976. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Classic Chicago avant garde jazz, recorded at Peace Church New York by Ornette Coleman in 1970, and featuring Leroy Jenkins, Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Richard Davis, Steve McCall, and Muhal Richard Abrams. The whole LP's one long track called "No More White Gloves", and the sound is a perfect summation of the direction the AACM was heading in the 70's, while still be an excellent example of the work that they did in the 60's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and price sticker remnants.)

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Albert DaileyTextures ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good ... $4.99
A seminal set from the under-recorded Dailey – mostly a trio date with Rufus Reid on bass and Eddie Gladden on drums – but also featuring Arthur Rhames on tenor on one track. Titles include "Pogo", "Textures", "Dailey Bread", and "The Dues We Have To Pay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click on "Daily Bread", but is NM- otherwise.)

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Richard DavisEpistrophy & Now's the Time ... LP
Muse, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of Richard Davis' hippest records of the 70s – a live session recorded with two very strong hornmen in front – Clifford Jordan on tenor and Hannibal Peterson on trumpet, both blowing beautifully in very spacious, and open-ended styles! The album only features two long tracks – each running a side apiece – and although they're familiar jazz standards, Davis really opens them up with his performance – letting the group take them in a space that's somewhere between open loft jazz modes, and more familiar bop improvisation – but definitely at the left fringes of that style! The rest of the group features Joe Bonner on piano and Freddie Waits on drums – and the album's almost more typical of Clifford Jordan's albums from the time, than it is Davis' more tightly-arranged sessions for Muse. Tracks include versions of "Epistrophy" and "Now's The Time" that both run for over 20 minutes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Joey DeFrancescoAll About My Girl ... CD
Muse, 1994. Used ... $9.99
Features some guest tenor from Houston Pearson! CD
(Out of print.)

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Joao Donato/Eumir DeodatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier grooves on Deodato's work for CTI – served up here in a double-keyboard blend with help from a host of great guest musicians! Other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Romeo Penque on flute, Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, and Michael Gibson on guitar – plus plenty of percussion from Airto and Ray Barretto, who both join in to round out this all star session. Tracks are nicely long, and very jamming at times – and titles include the funky "Whistle Stop", plus "Where's JD", "Capricorn", "Nightripper", and "Batuque". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ricky FordTenor Madness Too! ... CD
Muse, 1992. New Copy ... $4.99
Ricky Ford's always a favorite of ours – and on this cooking little set, he matches horns wonderfully with tenorist Antoine Roney! Put aside any worries you might have about the Sonny Rollins-like title – or of the album being one of those twin-tenor albums that always ends up half the sum of its parts – because Ford's leadership and Roney's sensitivity really set the album on the right track, and both horn players have a magical interplay that shifts beautifully to new sounds with each fresh track. The album's edgey one minute, soulful the next – and it sports a rock-solid rhythm section in the piano of Donald Brown, bass of Peter Washington, and drums of Louis Hayes. Titles include "Up A Step", "Summer Summit", "Ballad De Jour", "Blues Abstractions", "Nigeria Blues", and "Rollin & Strollin". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy Forrest with Shirley ScottHeart Of The Forrest ... CD
Muse, 1978. Used ... $6.99
A really classic tenor/organ sort of album – one recorded live in the late 70s, but with the sort of open-ended feel we remember from Shirley Scott's late 50s material with Eddie Lockjaw Davis! Jimmy Forrest is one of those players that always has a nice little bite in his tone – and he sounds especially sharp here, working with Shirley at a small club in Michigan – helping the organist to hit notes she was hardly reaching at the time, and really taking the sound back to the gutbuckety years of early Hammond jazz. Randy Marsh completes the group on drums, and titles include "Love For Sale", "These Foolish Things", "Take The A Train", and "Night Train". CD
(Out of print)

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Carlos GarnettBlack Love ... LP
Muse, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A 70s soul jazz classic – one of those albums we go back to again and again over the years for inspiration! The album was one of the first from young reed player Carlos Garnett – and it's virtually a super-session for the time – with a sublime lineup that perfectly blends spiritual jazz with funk and soul touches! The vibe here is incredible – far deeper than even on any of Garnett's other albums of the time – at a level that sounds as beautiful on the mellow cuts as it does on the soaring, spiritual soul jazz anthems that have made the record a classic for years. The record features vocals by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ayodelle Jenkins – and instrumentation from Charles Sullivan on trumpet, Mauricio Smith on flute, Reggie Lucas on guitar, Norman Connors on drums, Mtume on congas, and Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano – plus Carlos himself on tenor, alto, and soprano sax. Titles include the perennial favorites "Mother of the Future" and "Taurus Woman", two cuts which transformed the global jazz dance scene years back – plus the tracks "Ebonesque", "Black Love", and "Banks of the Nile". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jay HoggardFountain ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99
A fountain of flowing work on vibes from the great Jay Hoggard – a player who seems to be a bit more forceful here than usual, although still often giving to his usually spacious style! The group's a quintet, with some great guitar work from Kenny Burrell – played in an open-handed way that's a nice match for Hoggard's vibes – and the rest of the combo features James Weidman on piano, Marcus McLaurine on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums. The vibe is more straight ahead than some of Hoggard's more atmospheric records, which is a nice change – and titles include "Fables Of Faubus", "The Fountain", "My One & Only Love", "Sweet Potato", and "Starting Over". CD

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John Lee HookerSittin Here Thinkin ... LP
Muse, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Great gritty sides from the mighty John Lee Hooker – material with a slightly obscure origin, but recorded in the late 50s, right in a stretch when he was cutting some of his classics! Hooker's guitar and vocals are center stage – both growling with a hell of a lot of soulful power – and the backing features just a bit of rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. Titles include "I Bought You A Brand New Home", "Teasin Me", "My Cryin Days Are Over", "Sad & Lonesome", "How Long", and "Mean Mistreatin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willis JacksonHeaded & Gutted ... LP
Muse, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The date's a bit late, but this is a nice groover from Willis, with a strong jazzy sound, and organ by Mickey Tucker and guitar by Pat Martino. A few of the tracks are a bit more lyrical than the old days, but Willis' tone is always a treat, even in the mellow moments. Titles include "Miss Ann", "Headed & Gutted", "Gator Whale", and "Blue Velvet". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sheila JordanLost & Found ... CD
Muse, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael LoganNight Out ... CD
Muse, 1990. New Copy ... $4.99
A great little groover from bassist Michael Logan – a player originally from Chicago, and one with a really classic sort of feel! Logan brings a warm, round sort of feel to the record – one that has the bassman guiding things beautifully from the bottom – ensuring that the rhythms are always strong and forward-thinking, but always with a nice sense of snap in his timing. The group also features Cecil Brooks III on drums – and there's definitely some key traces of his touch – and other players include Benny Green on piano, Joe Ford on alto and soprano sax, and Houston Person on tenor on two tracks. Titles include "Unit 7", "Recado Bossa Nova", "Blue Vibration", "Dat Dere", "Blues On The Spot", "Night Out", and "Newark". CD

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Pat MartinoNightwings ... CD
Muse, 1996. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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David MatthewsBig Band Recorded Live At The Five Spot ... LP
Muse, 1975. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Titles include "Three On The Stairs", "Prayer", "Nardis", "Dance Of The Wind Chimes", and "Joyce From The Bronx". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jack McDuffAnother Real Good'Un (32 Jazz) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1989. Used ... $6.99
A nice little album of soul jazz organ tracks by Jack McDuff, and proof that he was always still burning strong! Unlike other Hammond players, who got a bit sloppy in later years, McDuff always kept things interesting, and managed to come up with some creative arrangements and soulful solos that pushed his work way past the usual soul jazz bag. This set was recorded with Cecil and Ron Bridgewater, Houston Person, and Cecil Brooks III – and features a nice set of longish groovers like "Another Real Good'Un", "Rock Candy", "Off The Beaten Path", and "Summertime", which McDuff always does nicely. CD
(Out of print.)

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James MoodyFeelin' It Together ... LP
Muse, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
James Moody's definitely feelin it here – stepping back into a straighter hardbop mode after some funkier sets of the early 70s – really sounding great on tenor, alto, and flute – and working with a very hip quartet for the date! Kenny Barron's in the group on both electric and acoustic piano (plus a bit of harpsichord) – and given his previous work with Moody in Dizzy Gillespie's group, the players already have a well-established repoire that shows clearly on the record – at at times, Barron nicely sets the scene with some of his moodier 70s playing, which really suits James' flute work well. Bass is by Larry Ridley and drums are by Freddie Waits – two more key players in this very hip quartet – and titles include "Anthropolgy", "Dreams", "Autumn Leaves", 'Wave", "Morning Glory", and "Kriss Kross". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker spot in the top right.)

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Mark MurphyBop For Kerouac ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good ... $6.99
Mark Murphy's classic set of tracks dedicated to Kerouac, with Richie Cole filling the role of Bird on alto, and Murphy singing vocalese versions of Parker's tunes, and reading from some of Kerouac's writings. Tracks include "Parker's Mood", "Boplicity", "Bongo Beep", "You Better Go Now", "The Bad & The Beautiful", "Down St thomas Way" and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings ... LP
Muse, 1975. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Arguably the best Mark Murphy album ever – a stunningly soulful, and slightly spiritual 70s session that features some of his hippest tunes ever – and backings from a Dave Matthews-arranged group that also includes The Brecker Brothers and Don Grolnick on keyboards! Titles include great vocal versions of "Naima", "Empty Faces", "Red Clay", "Maiden Voyage", and "Canteloupe Island". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)

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Mark MurphySatisfaction Guaranteed ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Mark Murphy magic for Muse – a great little record that has the singer working in wonderfully warm company – a great group of players, and an assortment of excellent tunes! The album moves nicely between the more obscure numbers we always love from Murphy and a few familiar standards – always handled with class and creativity, and that real "cut above" vocalization that makes Mark way more than just a standard jazz singer. Players include Richie Cole on alto, Ronnie Cuber on baritone, Slide Hampton on trombone, Tom Harrell on trumpet, and Gene Bertoncini on guitar – and titles include "Waltz for Debby", "All the Things You Are", "Bijou", "Eleanor Rigby", "I Return to Music" and "Don't Misunderstand". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyStolen Moments ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of his best for Muse, with a beautiful set of jazzy vocal grooves that includes his reading of "Stolen Moments" (later made famous by United Future Organization), plus "D.C. Farewell" and an excellent version of "Waters of March". Warm and breezy, with that perfect style that Murphy had for a brief while in the 70s – and which has continued to be such a huge influence on groovers today! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy PonderMean Streets – No Bridges ... LP
Muse, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great little record by Jimmy Ponder – recorded late in the 80s, but with some nice touches that give the record more of an early 70s jazz funk groove – almost a style that hits the Prestige sound at times! John Patton's in the group on organ – making one of his best appearances of the 80s, and really hitting nicely with some lean and rhythmic lines that keep things grooving on most of the record's best tracks. Ponder's on hollow-body, but playing with a tune that's more line-focused than some of his more warmly chromatic sets from the late 70s and early 80s – a return to the sound he first forged in the late 60s, heard here with backing rhythm guitar from Geary Moore on 2 tracks, plus some nice flute and tenor from Bill Saxton throughout. Titles include the nice groover "Mean Streets, No Bridges", plus "After The Rain", "They Long To Be Close To You", and "Next Time You See Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Red RodneyRed, White & Blues ... LP
Muse, 1976. Sealed ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... $8.99
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever did! Dom recorded this one in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! We'd place this record next to the best electric work by David Axelrod, the dopest funk on CTI, and a rare few other jazz funk albums from the 70s – and the whole thing's completely sublime all the way through! Includes the spare spacey groover "Dom's Tune", the lively dancer "Cinnamon Flower", the jazzy "Family Talk", a great version of "Ponteio", and a take on Sivuca's "Adeus Maria Fulo" with Joao Donato on electric harpsichord! Loads of samples, and players include Joe Beck, Dom Salvador, Sivuca, Mauricio Smith, Portinho, Richard Kimball, and Lloyd McNeill. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoSpirit Of The Times (German pressing) ... LP
Muse/Happy Bird (Germany), 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An incredible set of Brazilian jazz – one of the few albums that percussionist Dom Um Romao recorded as a leader, and sublime all the way through! The record's got a wonderful blend of funky fusion and Brazilian percussion – and features a group from two continents that includes Sivuca on organ, Dom Salvador on electric piano, Joe Beck on guitar, Jerry Dodgion on alto sax, Lloyd McNeill on flute, and Mauricio Smith on tenor, soprano, and flute. Includes the percussion jammer "Shake (Ginga Gingou)", the modal groover "Wait on the Corner", and the lively scatting tune "The Angels" – but the whole album's great, and other tracks include "The Salvation Army", "Kitchen", and "Lamento Negro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dave SchnitterGlowing ... LP
Muse, 1981. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from Schnitter – a heck of a tenor player, with depth and imagination in his solos, and a tone that will grab you instantly! The setting is straight – but Schnitter's got help from some good players that include Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, Claudio Roditi, and Albert Dailey – and overall, the album's got the freshness of a classic, with that sleeper quality that you find in so many overlooked albums from the time, straight jazz numbers lost in a world of flashy tricks. Titles include "Ellipsis", "I'll Remember April", "If I Loved You", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Tony ScottI'll Remember ... LP
Muse, 1959. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An 80s issue of amazing early work from the hip team of Tony Scott and Bill Evans – Scott blowing modernist clarinet, with great piano from Bill – and rhythm from Jimmy Garrison on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums. Titles include "Garrison's Raiders", "Stella By Starlight", "I'll Remember April", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Eddie Clearhead VinsonClean Machine ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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✨✧ Kenny BarronLucifer ... LP
Muse, 1975. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Totally excellent Kenny Barron album on Muse, and one of his hardest to find! There's a killer cut on here called "Hellbound" that's got Kenny playing this fantastic electric piano and moog stuff on top of overdubbed acoustic piano, which provides a rhythmic underpinning. The track is long and spacey, with an excellent modal groove that would make an excellent sample, but which also grooves beautifully on its own! Lots of other cool cuts too, all with more instrumentation, and a nice soulful funky sound. Titles include "Luciver", "Spirits", "Firefly", and "Ethereally Yours" – and players include James Spaulding, Bill Barron, and Billy Hart. Beautiful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain with some wrinkles at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Roy BrooksFree Slave ... LP
Muse, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing album – and one of the underground soul jazz classics of the 70s! The album's also one of the few ever cut as a leader by drummer Roy Brooks – one of the hippest players on the Detroit scene back in the day, working here with a great lineup that includes Woody Shaw, George Coleman, and Cecil McBee. The album has a very different feel than most other work on Muse at the time – much more like an album on Strata East – majestically spiraling out with a spiritual soul jazz groove, on four extended tracks that include "The Free Slave", "Understanding", and "Will Pan's Walk". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louis Hayes/Junior Cook with Woody ShawIchi-Ban (US pressing) ... LP
Timeless/Muse, 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion. Tracks are long, and stretch out in that searching, modal style that Shaw was using a lot at the time – and although the Hayes/Cook team are listed as the leaders on the set, the record clearly owes a lot to Shaw's influence and style. A wonderful record that we just don't turn up often enough! Titles include "Ichi Ban", "Book's Bossa", "Pannonica", "Brothers & Sisters", and a great take on "Moontrane". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jay HoggardOverview ... CD
Muse, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album's hardly an overview of Jay Hoggard's career – and instead, it's a nicely focused little session that sparkles with fresh warmth and imagination! Jay's vibes get some great accompaniment from Geri Allen's piano on the date – and both players show a similar style of keeping one ear towards the outside, but mostly playing inside – mixing piano and vibes up nicely with a warmly chromatic feel. Rhythm is from Ed Rozie on bass and Freddie Waits on drums – and titles include "Blues Bags", "Aguacate", "Overview", "Put On A Happy Face", and "Convergence". CD
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✨✧ Pat MartinoFootprints ... LP
Muse, 1975. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Martino plays in a 2-guitar quartet – with Bobby Rose backing him up on guitar, plus rhythm accompaniment by Richard Davis and Billy Higgins. The sound's definitely in the trippier, post-hippie style of Martino's work, with a sort of looseness and fluidity that you either love or hate, but a nicely swinging rhythm underneath. Titles include "Footprints", "Road Song", "The Visit", and "Alone Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny StittBlues For Duke ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Sonny StittLast Stitt Sessions Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Muse, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of a rare few electric albums from the great Walter Bishop Jr – a pianist who started during the bop years, but really grew into new modes in the 70s! The set's an album on Muse, but one with the same hip grooves as Walter Bishop's pair of excellent albums for the Black Jazz label – and like those gems, this set features Bishop working on Fender Rhodes – hitting a groove we never would have expected in the old days, and really going for a style that's at the hippest end of the soul jazz spectrum of the 70s! Tunes are a mix of funky fusion and modal, spiritual styles – and other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gerry Niewood on tenor and flute, and George Young on soprano and alto sax – and the horns are all arranged tightly by Mitch Farber, in a way that adds an extra edge to the record, but still leaves plenty of space for Bishop's solo flights on the keys. Titles include great versions of "Soul Village", "Coral Keys", and "Soul Turnaround" – plus the cuts "Philadelphia Bright", "Sweet Rosa", and "Valerie". CD
Also available Soul Village ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Jaki ByardFamily Man ... LP
Muse, 1978. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Jaki Byard brings plenty to the table here – playing both tenor and alto sax, in addition to his usual piano – and showing once again that he's not just a multi-instrumentalist, but also one of the most multi-voiced talents in jazz! Byard seems to bring a similar spirit of multiplicity to his players on the date – as Major Holly plays tuba and Fender bass, as well as his usual acoustic bass – and drummer Warren Smith also picks up a bit of tympani and vibes as well, especially on the tracks that feature added drummer JR Mitchell. Side one of the record features shorter tunes that showcase Byard's ear for many generations of jazz at once – titles that include "Ballad To Louise", "Just Rollin Along", and "LH Gateway Rag". Side two features part of Jaki's "Family Suite", which is a much more modern number overall – filled with beautiful little pictures in sound! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Albert HeathKwanza (The First) (with bonus track) ... CD
Muse/Xanadu, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, hippest albums you'll ever hear from drummer Albert Tootie Heath – a set that's so different than his earlier work of the 60s, and which has the same sort of righteous, spiritual energy as the Heath Brothers album on Strata East! Albert's got a wonderfully loose vibe on the drums – and the added percussoin he brings into the mix – and the group here features slight electric currents from Kenny Barron on Fender Rhodes and Ted Dunbar on guitar – plus sublime reed lines from brother Jimmy Heath – who really blows it away on tenor, soprano sax, and flute – again like his best Strata East performance! Brother Percy Heath is on bass – which seems to be electric at points – and Curtis Fuller rounds out the group with some of that hipper, more searching trombone style he was using at the time – and the whole thing's wonderful, much more progressive than some of the other Xanadu Records sessions of the period. Titles include "Dunia", "Sub-Set", "Tafadhali", "Oops", and "A Notion". Features the bonus track "Wazuri Blues" – a piano solo by Kenny Barron. CD

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✨✧ Jimmy HeathJimmy ... LP
Muse, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Insanely brilliant work from Jimmy Heath – almost a Strata East record, hiding under the guise of a late 70s Muse session! The record sparkles with the depth and fire of some of the best Strata East sides of earlier years – and reminds us a lot of Clifford Jordan classics from the mid 70s, or of some of Harold Vick's headiest work during the decade. Jimmy plays flute, soprano, and tenor on the session – with a group that includes Kenny Barron on keyboards, Bob Cranshaw on fender bass, and Albert Heath and Mtume on percussion. Tracks are originals old and new – played with a deeply soulful sound that stretches out to the heavens in spiritual, exploratory, post-Coltrane solos! Titles include "Heritage Hum", "Invitation", "A Sound For Sore Ears", "Gap Sealer", and "Alkebu-Lan (Land Of The Blacks)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jay HoggardNight In Greenwich Village ... CD
Muse, 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great extended work from vibist Jay Hoggard – a live date that has him spinning out beautifully on a set of really long tracks! Hoggard's trademark sensitivity to sounds and tones is very firmly in place here – but the live setting almost seems to focus it a bit more, even though most tracks on the set hit a length that goes well past 12 minutes in length. Most numbers start with Jay feeling things out in solo mode – then bring in rhythmic support from Geri Allen on piano, Anthony Cox on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. Titles include "The Guiding Spirit", "Monk's Mood", "Mystic Winds Tropic Breezes", "Night In Tunisia", and "Comfort In The Storm". CD

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✨✧ Pat MartinoInterchange ... CD
Muse, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
Later work from Pat Martino, but a set that shows that the guitarist has lost none of his fire over the years! The set's done with a relatively freewheeling sound – not free, but open, as Martino spirals out wonderfully with some very creative solo lines – often quite extended, and filled with the sort of rapid-fire creativity we've always loved in his work. The group on the date is a quartet – with James Ridl on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Sherman Ferguson on drums – but most numbers feel very dominated by Martino's guitar, which is a good thing by us. Titles include "Black Glass", "Interchange", "Just For Then", "Blue In Green", and "Catch". CD

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – a rich harmony of Brazilian roots and more creative 70s electric instrumentation – filled with complicated shades, tones, and colors! We'd place this record next to the best electric work by David Axelrod, the dopest funk on CTI, and a rare few other jazz funk albums from the 70s – and the whole thing's completely sublime all the way through! Players include Joao Donato on piano, Dom Salvador on Fender Rhodes, Lloyd McNeil on flute, Mauricio Smith on tenor and soprano sax, Sivuca on organ and guitar, and Joe Beck on electric guitar – and titles include the spare spacey groover "Dom's Tune", the lively dancer "Cinnamon Flower", the jazzy "Family Talk", a great version of "Ponteio", and a take on Sivuca's "Adeus Maria Fulo". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dom Um Romao ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoSpirit Of The Times ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible set of Brazilian jazz – one of the few albums that percussionist Dom Um Romao recorded as a leader, and sublime all the way through! The record's got a wonderful blend of funky fusion and Brazilian percussion – and features a group from two continents that includes Sivuca on organ, Dom Salvador on electric piano, Joe Beck on guitar, Jerry Dodgion on alto sax, Lloyd McNeill on flute, and Mauricio Smith on tenor, soprano, and flute. Includes the percussion jammer "Shake (Ginga Gingou)", the modal groover "Wait on the Corner", and the lively scatting tune "The Angels" – but the whole album's great, and other tracks include "The Salvation Army", "Kitchen", and "Lamento Negro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Woody Shaw & Anthony BraxtonIron Men ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
Shaw and Braxton are an unlikely pair of fronliners – as one's got a soulful modal style, and the other's a colder modernist – but they work surprisingly well together on this album, which mixes players throughout the album, by adding in Muhal Richard Abrams, Cecil McBee, Arthur Blythe, and Joe Chambers. Titles include "Diversion Two", "Song Of Songs", "Iron Man", and a haunting version of "Jitterbug Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ James SpauldingSongs Of Courage ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from James Spaulding – one of the few players of his generation who actually got better with age! As he was in his classic 60s Blue Note recording sessions with other leaders, Spaulding is a hell of a group player – extremely sensitive to the other members of his groups – both able to maintain a strong voice, yet give ample room to that of the others in his company. This 1991 recording features Spaulding blowing in a group with Roland Alexander on tenor, Tyrone Jefferson on trombone, Kenny Barron on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – grooving in a modal mode that's kind of an extension of late 60s styles used by Horace Silver or Lee Morgan. Titles include "Cabu", "Uhuru Sasa", "Song Of Courage", and "King". CD

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✨✧ Donald BrownSources Of Inspiration (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Muse, 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
D An inspiring set from pianist Donald Brown– working here in a group that features some especially nice work from Gary Bartz and Eddie Henderson! Bartz plays soprano and alto sax, Henderson trumpet and flugelhorn – and both players fill the album with soulful colors and well-spun solos – stretching out majestically to give the set a great deal of power, and really match Brown's imaginative compositions. Donald's piano lines are great too, and rhythmic support is from Buster Williams on bass and Carl Allen on drums – the last two points in a star of a quintet for the session. Titles include "Capteown Ambush", "Overtaken By A Moment", "New York", "Phineas", "The Human Impersonator",and "Do We Have To Say Goodbye". CD includes 2 bonus tracks; "Embraceable You" & "Insane Asylum". CD

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✨✧ Randy JohnstonIn A-Chord ... CD
Muse, 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title's a bit hokey, and the cover is too – but the record's a really great batch of tenor, organ, and guitar lines – served up with guitarist Randy Johnston at the helm, and featuring great contributions from Eric Alexander and Joey DeFrancesco! Drummer Mickey Roker completes the quartet – kicking things along with his classic sound – and Joey's strong ability to handle basslines with the organ gives the record a nice rumbling feel up from the bottom. Alexander's tenor is perhaps a bit less pointed than on other albums of the 90s, but his presence is always a welcome one – and titles include "Minor Mystery", "Sunday In New York", "The Philadelphians", "Wonder Why", and "Blues For The New One". CD

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✨✧ Pat MartinoInterchange ... CD
Muse, 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Later work from Pat Martino, but a set that shows that the guitarist has lost none of his fire over the years! The set's done with a relatively freewheeling sound – not free, but open, as Martino spirals out wonderfully with some very creative solo lines – often quite extended, and filled with the sort of rapid-fire creativity we've always loved in his work. The group on the date is a quartet – with James Ridl on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Sherman Ferguson on drums – but most numbers feel very dominated by Martino's guitar, which is a good thing by us. Titles include "Black Glass", "Interchange", "Just For Then", "Blue In Green", and "Catch". CD

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✨✧ Houston PersonWild Flower ... LP
Muse, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little set from Houston Person – a record that's a nice return to basics, much needed after some of his overproduced sessions of the mid 70s! The group here features a number of old Prestige stalwarts, helping Houston to hit a laidback soul jazz vibe – players who include Jimmy Ponder on guitar, Sonny Phillips on organ, and Idris Muhammad as drums – as well as Bill Hardman on trumpet, whose clean blowing in the front brings Houston back up to speed. Larry Killian plays added percussion on the set – and tracks include "Dameron", "Preachin & Teachin", "My Romance", and "Wildflower". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Wallace RoneyMunchin' ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Underground grooving from trumpeter Wallace Roney – one of the excellent albums he recorded for the Muse label in the 90s – a wonderfully well-rounded set that's a tremendous tribute to his tone! The group here is every bit as great as Wallace's work in the frontline – Ravi Coltrane on tenor, Geri Allen on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums – an especially sympathetic rhythm section who bring out some nice warmer touches to offset Roney's occasionally bold tones on trumpet. Tracks are strongly in a traditional soulbop mode – and titles include "Smooch", "Whims Of Chambers", "Lost", "Bemsha Swing", and "Solar". CD

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✨✧ VariousDeep Jazz Trip ... CD
Muse/Pho, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Things definitely get plenty deep on this jazz trip – a great run through the 70s catalog of Muse Records, and one that's filled with some incredible bits that we'd rank right up there with the best work of the time on labels like Black Jazz or Strata East! Muse always had a way of really letting its artists do their thing – and you'll heard that clearly on some of the best cuts here – numbers that offer up surprisingly vibrant sides of the artists included, usually with some righteous undertones. Titles include Eddie Jefferson's rendering of "Freedom Jazz Dance" (and a very crazy one at that), Charles Earland's excellent stormer "Murilley", Kenny Barron's "Swamp Demon", Walter Bishop Jr's "Soul Village", Joao Donato's "Night Tripper", "Old Man Moses" by Grant Green, and three nice ones by Carlos Garnett – "Good Shepherd", "Banks Of The Nile", and "Taurus Woman", from the classic Black Love LP. CD

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✨✧ Kenny Barron & Ted DunbarIn Tandem ... LP
Muse, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Jaki ByardThere'll Be Some Changes Made ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Solo piano from Byard. Titles include "Besame Mucho", "Lonely Town", "Blues Au Gratin", "Tribute To Jimmy Slide", and "Spanish Tinge #3". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill HardmanHome ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Features Junior Cook on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, and Mucky Tucker on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Michele HendricksKeepin Me Satisfied ... CD
Muse/Breaktime (Japan), 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Really lovely work from Michelle Hendricks – a set that's quite different than the work of her famous father Jon, but equally groovy in the end! Michelle's more of a direct vocalist than her dad – less inclined to vocalese, and more lyrically directed, but in a really wonderful way that's often drenched in soul – hitting some of the same hip indie modes that Carmen Lundy was pushing at the same time. There's a bit of scatting on the set, and Jon guests on one track with a boppish feel – but the best numbers are almost those that come off straight, with a really great sort of soulful energy. Players include Slide Hampton on trombone, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, and David Leonhardt on piano – and tracks include "What's Going On", "How Insensitive", "If It's Magic", "Sassy Strut", "Everbody's Boppin", "Keep On", and "Time To Say". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi, which is slightly faded and has a small piece of tape on the back.)

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✨✧ Eric KlossNow ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Eric Kloss is in some very cool company here – a group with hip Mike Nock on keyboards, bringing some sweet electric sounds to the set! Kloss plays both alto and tenor, but Nock's presence on the record really helps shape the sound – not nearly as outside as we sometimes hear in Mike's work, and instead a laidback and soulful groove that's almost a 70s equivalent to some of Kloss' work with organ in the 60s. Other players include Mike Richmond on bass, Jimmy Madison on drums, and Efrain Toro on cowbell ("more cowbell"!) – and titles include "Autumn Blue", "Hey Hey Whatta You Say", "Booga Wooga Woman", "Morning Song", and "We Are Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffRe-Entry ... CD
Muse, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
In our opinion, Jack McDuff never made a bad album – and this excellent later session is proof of that statement! The album's got a horrible cover – we'll state that from the start – but it's still a great batch of soul jazz organ tracks, played tightly by McDuff, with a group that includes Cecil and Ron Bridgewater, plus Houston Person on tenor, and Grady Tate on drums. The album features a great remake of McDuff's legendary "Theme From The Electric Surfboard" – done here with a bouncing groove that makes the tune perfect for a jazzy stepper's set – plus the cuts "Cap'n Jack", "One Hundred Ways", and "Walkin The Dog". CD
(Out of print 1st pressing.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffRe-Entry (32 Jazz pressing) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
In our opinion, Jack McDuff never made a bad album – and this excellent later session is proof of that statement! The album's got a horrible cover – we'll state that from the start – but it's still a great batch of soul jazz organ tracks, played tightly by McDuff, with a group that includes Cecil and Ron Bridgewater, plus Houston Person on tenor, and Grady Tate on drums. The album features a great remake of McDuff's legendary "Theme From The Electric Surfboard" – done here with a bouncing groove that makes the tune perfect for a jazzy stepper's set – plus the cuts "Cap'n Jack", "One Hundred Ways", and "Walkin The Dog". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Memphis SlimI'll Just Keep On Singin The Blues ... LP
Strand/Muse, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Early 60s material, originally issued on the Strand label – recorded in Chicago, with Memphis Slim on vocals and piano, and Matt Guitar Murphy on guitar – with a likely backup from John Calvin on alto and Johnny Board on tenor. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Woody ShawSolid ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Woody's last albums – a back to basics set, recorded with a group that include Kenny Garret on alto sax, Kenny Barron on piano, and guest guitar work on one track by Peter Leitch. The approach is straight modal hardbop – in the spirit of Woody's first recordings for Muse – and although his genius seems to have faltered a bit, his work here is still incredibly solid, much more so than most other trumpeters of his generation, and still expressed in a preference for easily grooving longer tracks. Titles include "Speak Low", "Solid", "There Will Never Be Another You", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "The Woody Woodpecker Song". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Ahmed (Pat Thomas/Antonin Gerbal/Joel Grip/Seymour Wright)Super Majnoon – East Meets West ... LP
OTOroku (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
A fantastic group dedicated to one of our favorite jazz musicians of all time – legendary bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik, the musician who worked famously with Thelonious Monk, but also recorded some amazing experiments that mixed together jazz rhythms and elements of music from the Mid East! For this quartet performance, bassist Joel Grip assumes a role that's probably closest to Abdul-Malik – but it's also clear that all four performers are very much in the spirit of their muse – and spin out these beautiful long tracks with an almost other-worldly vibe – a mix of jazz and exoticism that also evokes some of the smaller combo Sun Ra material of the early years of Saturn Records. Other players include Pat Thomas on piano, Seymour Wright on alto, and Antonin Gerbal on drums – and titles include "E-Lail West", "Farah Alaiyna", and "E-Lail East". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBuhaina ... LP
Prestige (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
An amazing album that has Art Blakey completely reinventing himself for the 70s! Blakey shifts from straight hardbop to kind of a modal soul jazz groove, touched with some of the electric playing of the younger jazz generation, but not enough to qualify as fusion or funk. Instead, he's working with some great younger players – like Carter Jefferson, Woody Shaw, and Michael Howell – hitting a groove that reminds us of some of the best underground soul jazz on labels like Muse or Strata East. Includes the amazing long groovers "Mission Eternal" and "Chant For Bu", a famous Tribe Called Quest sample – plus new electric piano versions of "Moanin" and "Along Came Betty", both of which feature vocals by Jon Hendricks. LP, Vinyl record album

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Booker ErvinIn Between ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Near Mint- ... $38.99
One of the last records that Booker Ervin ever recorded, and one of the best! There's a depth of tone and conception here that goes far beyond even Ervin's already-great albums for Prestige – a mix of modernism and soulful expression that really points the way towards jazz expression in the 70s – although sadly, Booker was to leave the planet before getting a chance to stretch out in that era. All 6 tracks on the album are originals – and they sparkle with the imagination found on some of the most top-shelf Blue Notes of the time – work by Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, or Wayne Shorter – played by a group that includes the amazing Richard Williams on trumpet (almost worth the price of the record alone), Bobby Few on piano, Lenny McBrowne on drums, and the little-known Cevera Jefferies on bass. Loads of dark edges, searing solos, and plenty of free flights into the sky – on titles that include "The In Between", "Tyra", "The Muse", "Mour", "Sweet Pea", and "Largo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Billy FosterReflections ... CD
Equistar, 1989. New Copy ... $11.99
Overlooked genius from pianist Billy Foster – a player who only issued a handful of records on his own label – which was run out of the city of Gary, Indiana! This date's far more obscure than similar efforts on labels like Muse, Strata East, or Black Jazz – and has a similar vibe that runs through the best currents of the jazz underground at the time – never avant, but always soulful – with Foster on acoustic piano throughout, in a lineup that features core contributions from a great trio on all numbers – plus trumpet from Odies Williams on one track, and vocals by Glenda Eskew and Sharmaine Congress on a track apiece. The titles are all originals – marking Foster as a hell of a writer – and there's a very hip feel to the album overall. Titles include "Steps", "Dreams", "A Swing Thing", "Prism 2", "Dedication", "Prism", "Straight Strut", and "Sunrise". CD

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Johnny GriffinBush Dance ... LP
Galaxy, 1979. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A later album by Johnny Griffin, recorded after his return to the US during the late 70s. This album's a pretty interesting little set – one that features Griffin working in an easygoing combo with slight electric touches – a group that features George Freeman on guitar, alongside Cedar Walton's acoustic piano, plus bass by Sam Jones, drums by Albert Heath, and percussion and congas from Kenneth Nash. The mixture of guitar and congas gives the album a very different feel than some of Griffin's other work – almost a lighter soul jazz touch that recalls some of the best Muse Records sides from the time. Tracks are long, and rhythms get nice and free at times – and titles include a 17 minute take on "Night In Tunisia" that really gets a bit wild, plus "Since I Fell For You", "Bush Dance", "Knucklebean", and "The JAMFs Are Coming". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steven HalpernChristening Is Listening – A Soundtrack For Every Body ... LP
Aartrud (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
Some of the earliest work we've ever seen from Steven Halpern, and some of the best – a mid 70s set that predates some of his better-known new age records of later years – and which has a sound that's maybe a bit more compressed and focused overall! Steven's still playing plenty of Fender Rhodes throughout – using the keys in those enigmatic ways that always make his records so great – mixed with light touches on bass, trumpet, electric flute, and guitar – but only at a few points, so that most of the record is just Halpern opening up with these beautiful lines on the Rhodes! Side one features the long "Sound Spectrum Suite" – and side two features "Be Muse Ment", "Trans Pan Dance", and "Subtle Body Suite" – the last of which is actually a funky Rhodes tune! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with varied front artwork!)

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Jungle BrownFull Circle ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Soulful UK hip hop from Jungle Brown! The core trio of Ric Flo, MAEAR & Tony Bones comes Full Circle with a sound that leans on a classic jazzy soul inspired hip hop mode, on one hand putting a contemporary spin on a vibe that recalls legends like Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers and De La Soul, but with the live instrumentation and some club soul and housey touches in the production, too, it feels fresh and distinctive, and like they're ultimately following their own hip hop soul muse. Includes "Keep It Moving", "Wicked" feat Fliptrix, "Ikoja" feat Elde, "Huami" with Terri Walker, "Wayside", "Time Ticks", "U & I", "We On" feat Sampa The Great and "Custom Made" feat Ayo The Yung Afrika Pyoneer. LP, Vinyl record album

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Shigeo MaruyamaYoung Father's Song – 20 Musicians For A Singer ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
A very cool set of vocal jazz from early 80s Japan – done in a mode that borrows heavily from the Mark Murphy sound of the Muse years, and which like that work, effortlessly mixes together straight, soulful, and Brazilian-tinged jazz modes! We'll be honest in saying that we didn't know Shigeo at all before hearing this record – and he's not only a great singer with a hip 70s sort of approach, but also quite a great songwriter as well, responsible for all the best breezy tunes on this set! Backing is live by a small combo that's occasionally augmented by horns – and lyrics are in English, and often augmented by some warmly scatting riffs that are especially great. Titles include "I Sing Samba", "A Young Father's Song/Song For My Two Sons", "Spring Bargain", "Malaika", and "Taro The Cat". CD

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Jim McNeelyPlot Thickens (Gatemouth) ... LP
Gatemouth, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A record of angular lines and subtle sounds from pianist Jim McNeely – an overlooked talent from this generation, and a player with a great sensitivity for unusual colors and tones! The record's a fair bit different than other Muse dates – played almost with the freedom of some of the more inventive European piano sessions of the late 70s – never outside, but always pushing the boundaries in very exploratory ways. The lineup varies a bit on the set – as a few tracks feature John Scofield on guitar, but the rest are trio numbers with either Jon Burr or Mike Richmond on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. Titles include "The Plot Thickens", "Inner Ear", "Burgundy & The Virgin Snow", and "The Light At The End Of The Cave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)

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Mark MurphyMark Murphy Sings Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman ... LP
Audiophile, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Mellow Mark Murphy– recorded in a laidback session with spare piano trio backing, and a more traditional jazz vocal sound than on most of his Muse recordings of the same time. The set's a tribute to the songs of Fields & Coleman – and is pretty straight overall – with titles that include "Seasaw", "I Love My Wife", "That's My Style", "Alone Too Long", "I'm Way Ahead", and "April Fooled Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alvin Queen & Lonnie SmithLenox & Seventh ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... About February 19, 2020 (delayed)
A great lost chapter in the career of organist Lonnie Smith – a session recorded in the 80s, but done with the simple straightforward soul jazz groove of earlier sides on Muse and Prestige! Lonnie's working here in a loose and free trio format – with Melvin Sparks on guitar and the great Alvin Queen on drums – rolling out over longish tracks in an open-ended style that almost recalls more of the feel of Don Patterson's great organ trio sides than it does the heavier funk of Smith's early years. The recording quality is great – very faithful to the best tones of the Hammond – and titles include "Minor Chant", "LS Blues", "Slightly Monkish", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Oleo". CD

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Rare SilkRed Clay/Sugar/New York Afternoon/(I Can Recall) Spain ... LP
Polydor, 1983. Near Mint- ... $0.99
A way hipper record than you'd guess from a group with a name like "Rare Silk" – and some of the best group jazz vocalese recorded in the 80s! The group is a quartet of voices – 3 female, 1 male – and they come together in a style that's far less hokey than most of the other practitioners of this mode at the time – a timeless sort of hipster approach that's really got a lot of the same sort of energy as Mark Murphy on Muse! Backing is small combo jazz on all numbers, with some really sweet keyboards on a few of the best tracks – and this EP is a promo sampler from the full New Weave album – with 4 tracks that include Freddie Hubbard's "Red Clay", Richie Cole's "New York Afternoon", Chick Corea's "Spain", and Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo.)

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Seeds Of FulfillmentLive From Studio 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
Fulfillment/Mo Jazz (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... $24.99
A never-issued live set from this great Ohio combo – a group who work in this wonderful blend of electric and acoustic instrumental, always with a soulful, soaring vibe! The music's neither fusion nor spiritual jazz – but instead in a special sort of place – maybe a bit like those 70s Muse albums when Kenny Barron was playing electric piano, or some of the Rudolph Johnson records on the Black Jazz label – both great comparisons for the kind of flowing, soulful energy of the set! The lineup features David Drazin on electric and acoustic piano, Lee Savory on trumpet, Paul Maslin on tenor, Andrew Venson on bass, and Roger Myers on drums and percussion – stretching out on long tracks that are all their own, and plenty fresh throughout. Titles include "Self Fulfilling Prophecy", "Namaste", "The Provider", "Tight Squeeze", and "In The Time Of Need". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 505 – with download.)

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Jesse Sharps Quintet/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraSharps & Flats ... CD
Nimbus, 1979/1985. New Copy ... $9.99
Soaring spiritual soul jazz from the LA scene – a CD that features a beautiful performance by the Jesse Sharps Quintet, plus a longer extended track from Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! We'll be honest in saying that we'd never heard of Sharps before this CD – but he's a heck of a great saxophonist, with a sound that recalls the glory days of the Strata East scene, and the beautiful post-Coltrane Muse sessions by Earl & Carl Grubbs. His group for the session features some excellent work by the great Nate Morgan on piano – driving away in long, rhythmic passages that are very much in the mode of Morgan's own Nimbus recordings – and carried through with an equal amount of soul. Horace Tapscott joins the group on two numbers as well – before stepping over to lead his expanded Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra on the CD's extra cut – a composition by Sharps that's entitled "McKowsky's First Fifth" – played by a great Nimbus-esque group that includes Adele Sebastian on flute, Sabia Mateen on tenor, Billie Harris on soprano, and Horace Tapscott on piano. Other titles on the CD include "The Goat & The Ramjam", "As A Child", "Mike's Tune", "Macrame", and "Carnival" – and the whole set of tracks is easily one of the greatest recordings on the legendary Nimbus label! CD
Also available Sharps & Flats ... LP 29.99

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Jesse Sharps Quintet/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraSharps & Flats ... LP
Nimbus/Outernational, 1979/1985. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $29.99
Soaring spiritual soul jazz from the LA scene – a double-length set that features a beautiful performance by the Jesse Sharps Quintet, plus a longer extended track from Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! We'll be honest in saying that we'd never heard of Sharps before this album – but he's a heck of a great saxophonist, with a sound that recalls the glory days of the Strata East scene, and the beautiful post-Coltrane Muse sessions by Earl & Carl Grubbs. His group for the session features some excellent work by the great Nate Morgan on piano – driving away in long, rhythmic passages that are very much in the mode of Morgan's own Nimbus recordings – and carried through with an equal amount of soul. Horace Tapscott joins the group on two numbers as well – before stepping over to lead his expanded Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra on the record's extra cut – a composition by Sharps that's entitled "McKowsky's First Fifth" – played by a great Nimbus-esque group that includes Adele Sebastian on flute, Sabia Mateen on tenor, Billie Harris on soprano, and Horace Tapscott on piano. Other titles on the album include "The Goat & The Ramjam", "As A Child", "Mike's Tune", "Macrame", and "Carnival" – and the whole set of tracks is easily one of the greatest recordings on the legendary Nimbus label! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sharps & Flats ... CD 9.99

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Woody ShawComplete Columbia Albums Collection (Rosewood/Stepping Stones/Woody III/For Sure/United/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Sony, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 6 CDs ... $49.99
An incredible run of music from Woody Shaw – albums recorded for a major label, but easily on a par with the hippest 70s jazz music in the underground! By the time Woody reached Columbia Records, he was already a fully-formed talent – with over a decade of recordings in the company of some of the most righteous jazzmen of his generation – and a string of wonderful albums for the Muse label, which really helped redefine the sound of jazz in the 70s. These records took things even further – as Shaw managed to get an even stronger focus to his unique musical vision – yet one that also never lost its edge, either – as Woody brought a run of hip players to work with him on the sessions – and found a way to send reach out with the sorts of sounds that would have only been heard on a label like Strata East a few years before. This great package features all Woody's live and studio recordings for Columbia – not just Rosewood, Woody III, For Sure, United, and Stepping Stones – but also a wealth of bonus tracks from Stepping Stones' live sessions too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Woody ShawRosewood ... LP
CBS, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Woody Shaw's debut for Columbia Records – and easily one of the most soulful major label jazz sessions of the 70s! The album's a beautiful summation of all that Shaw had done in the years before – his soaring, searing lines that first came to play as a sidemen for others, then took new shape on the Muse label as a leader – all really hitting home here in an immaculately put-together set! The album's still got all the best soul jazz elements of Shaw's work from a few years before, but it's even more powerful in its presentation – with none of the mis-steps that could sometimes mar Woody's albums when he wasn't hitting on all burners. Shaw plays both trumpet and flugelhorn, and the rest of the lineup includes Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano sax, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano, Clint Houston on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Joe Henderson blows on three number – and titles include "Rosewood", "Every Time I See You", "The Legend Of Cheops", "Rahsaan's Run", "Sunshowers" and "Theme For Maxine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody ShawTour Vol 2 ... CD
High Note, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A tremendous document of a legendary group – one that was even better in a live setting than they were on record – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the great records they left behind! The quintet here features trumpeter Woody Shaw at his most righteous – working alongside co-leader Louis Hayes on drums – at the head of a brilliant lineup that features Junior Cook on tenor, Ronnie Mathews on piano, and Stafford James on bass! At some level, the vibe here is a hipper 70s extension of ideas that Cook and Hayes worked on with Horace Silver in the 60s – but there's also a lot more of the spiritual fire that Woody was bringing to his groundbreaking albums for Muse Records – which is underscored both by James' ultra-heavy work on bass, and the skyward-reaching sounds of Mathews on piano. Cook has a brilliant edge on his tenor – sometimes missing from other records – and titles on this second volume include "Some Other Blues", "Invitation", "Round Midnight", "What's New", and "All The Things You Are". Rene McLean is featured on tenor on one track that doesn't include Cook – and all tracks are nice and long! CD

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SolSol ... LP
Guerra Company/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About December 20, 2020
Killer Latin funk from the mid 70s – a totally rare little set, but a masterpiece all the way through! Sol is a combo headed up by keyboardist Joe Gallardo – and they've got a groove that blends together some wonderful elements – including jazz funk, straight Latin, and a bit of Chicano soul – all wrapped up in a warm, west coast sort of vibe that's totally great! In a way, the album almost feels like some lost treasure from Fantasy Records' best funky years – but it's also got a more unique feel overall, and a way of changing up the groove that keeps things fresh throughout. Lead vocals are by Ray Romero, who sings in English, and almost echoes Mark Murphy's style on Muse – and other instrumentation includes guitar, flute, saxes, trumpet, and lots of Latin percussion. Titles include the cut "Maranatha", a very nice groover – plus a version of Ray Barretto's "El Que Se Fue", Stevie Wonder's "Bird Of Beauty", and the original cuts "Sailing", "Patrice", "Someday", and "Squeeze". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cedar Walton - Hank Hobley QuintetBreakthrough ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the last great albums that Hank Mobley ever cut! Although Mobley's 70s output was nothing compared to his 60s Blue Note work, this 1972 session for Cobblestone/Muse is a winner, and features the aging tenorist co-leading a crack quintet with Cedar Walton, and featuring Billy Higgins, Sam Jones, and Charles Davis. The set's freer than Mobley's Blue Note work, but the group's right on the money – and the record is dominated by fierce soulful solos. Walton plays both acoustic and electric piano, at times, the record feels as if it might have been issued on the Black Jazz label. Tracks include "Sabia", "Breakthrough", "Early Morning Stroll", and the beautiful "House On Maple Street". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHeavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All those elements are perfectly balanced here – showing Heavenly Sweetness as an imprint that can live up to the legacy of earlier European giants – with a similar culture-crossing vibe as MPS or Saravah, but a much more contemporary approach too! Titles include "We People" by Doug Hammond, "Blue Train" by Byard Lancaster, "Mother Of The Future" by Anne Wirz, "Don't Stress Me Out" by Monette Sudler, "Valse Pour Helene" by Florian Pellissier Quintet, "Flow Like A River" by Robert Aaron, "Rip With John Coltrane" by Patchworks, "Journey To The Shore" by Dopegems, "September Sun" by Jacaranda Muse, "Sam's Intro" by Rongetz Foundation, "Where's My Soul" by Baron Retif & Conception Perez, "Our History" by Anthony Joseph, "Voices" by Blundetto, "Don't You Know" by Leron Thomas, "Want It Back" by Guts, "Womanarium" by Sly Johnson, "Untitled/Inspiration From Home" by Don Cherry, "Dead Sea Scrolls" by Raphael, "Ode To Ethiopia" by John Betsch Society, and "NT" by Tagi with Georgia Anne Muldrow. 40 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Roy HaynesSenyah ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real standout in the career of drummer Roy Haynes – and a sweet set of spiritual jazz from the 70s, unlike most other albums that Haynes ever cut! The lineup here is totally great – with George Adams on tenor, Marvin Peterson on trumpet, and Roland Prince on guitar – and the set has a slightly electric groove that blends beautifully with the soaring acoustic solo work by the main players – in a style that's strongly reminiscent of the best work on Strata East, Black Jazz, or Muse at the time! This album's definitely one of the few times that Mainstream really got things "right" in the studio – and Haynes is superb at the helm of the group, making things come off with a great sense of exploratory creativity! Tracks are long – and titles include "Full Moon", "Senyah", "Brujeira Con Salsa", and "Little Titan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Jungle BrownFull Circle ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soulful UK hip hop from Jungle Brown! The core trio of Ric Flo, MAEAR & Tony Bones comes Full Circle with a sound that leans on a classic jazzy soul inspired hip hop mode, on one hand putting a contemporary spin on a vibe that recalls legends like Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers and De La Soul, but with the live instrumentation and some club soul and housey touches in the production, too, it feels fresh and distinctive, and like they're ultimately following their own hip hop soul muse. Includes "Keep It Moving", "Wicked" feat Fliptrix, "Ikoja" feat Elde, "Huami" with Terri Walker, "Wayside", "Time Ticks", "U & I", "We On" feat Sampa The Great and "Custom Made" feat Ayo The Yung Afrika Pyoneer. CD
Also available Full Circle ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Pat LabarberaPass It On ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong little set from the upstate scene that circled around PM Records in the mid 70s – one headed up by sax player Pat Labarbera, and which features Gene Perla on bass, Joe Labarbera on drums, and either Richie Beirach or Don Thompson on piano! Pat plays tenor, soprano, and flute – and at times, he's going for the harder-jamming PM sound – with those sharp edges in the rhythms you'd expect from Perla and Labarbera – but at others, he kicks back and blows with surprising soulfulness that brings some great lyrical moments to the set – this sense of soul that we really love. Titles include "Little Lady", "Cellar Muse", "Pass It On", "Up Loose", and "Princess Road". CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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✨✧ Abdullah IbrahimWater From An Ancient Well ... CD
Ekapa/Enja (Germany), 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real standout for Dollar Brand – and one of those few records that features him letting loose with a slightly larger jazz group – in this case a septet of American players that features some great horn work by Ricky Ford on tenor, Carlos Ward on alto, Charles Davis on baritone, and Dick Griffin on trombone! As you might expect from the presence of these giants, the set's got a depth that recalls some of the more spiritual sounds of the 70s – such as you'd find on Muse Records, and maybe even on Strata East! The sound is nice and angular – steeped in the Africanist tradition of Ibrahim's earlier work, but coming off even better thanks to the twists and turns of the horns. Titles include "The Mountain", "The Wedding", "Sameeda", and "Mandela". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ted Moses QuintetSidereal Time ... LP
Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A gem of a record from the Canadian scene of the 70s – issued by the house label of Radio Canada, with a very unassuming cover – but a sound that flows out with a heck of a lot more vibrancy than you might expect! Ted Moses plays both acoustic and electric piano, and also blows some really fantastic tenor too – with a style that's soulful and modal, a bit spiritual – maybe a bit like the hippest 70s albums in the US on Catalyst or Muse, but a lot more obscure – given that the record was only aimed at a small local audience. The songwriting is great – all original tunes by Ted – and the rest of the quintet includes trumpet from Mike Malone, bass from Richard Homme, drums and percussion from Terry Clarke, and lots of great work on flutes from Kathryn Moses, who made some great records of her own during the 70s. Titles include "The Last Sadness", "Spectrum", "Hidden Strength", "Eclipse", "Dreamship", and "Sidereal Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Harold OusleyKid! ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the greatest solo effort from saxophonist Harold Ouseley – a groovy electric funk album recorded with Neal Creque on keyboards and Jay Leonhart on bass – hitting these great rolling lines that give the record a different groove than usual! The sound is a bit like some the other Cobblestone/Muse funk albums from the time, but actually sounds better on the mellow cuts than it does on the ones that try to be hard and funky – thanks to some laidback genius from Creque on the keys, which Ousley seems to pick up nicely. Cuts include "The Kid", "The Prodigal Son", and "One for the Masses". Also with the nice groover "Forget It, I Got It", which starts with a very nice break! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes.)
 
 
 



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