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✨✧ MuseAbsolution ... CD
Taste/East West, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Canadian pressing.)

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Mark MurphyJazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... LP
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
A killer collection of work from one of the hippest jazz singers of all time – captured here at a point when he was really opening up into some fresh, unique territory of his own! Mark Murphy first began recording in the mid 50s for Decca, and had a run of other records in the 60s for Capitol, Fontana, and other labels – but by the time he hit Muse Records in the 70s, he was really open to new ideas – and able to do far more than just the simple singing of a tune! Instead, he'd worked his voice into a mode that was more like an instrument overall – able to run free with brilliant solo passages, and inflect the lyrics in ways that even the great singers of years before might never have dreamed of! And at Muse, he got excellent support and instrumental backing – always hip combos, and the freedom to create the sort of special albums that still make his records for the label a real high point in the development of jazz vocals. These are sides that went onto inform generations of singers – from Kurt Elling, to Gregory Porter, and so many others – and this well-chosen selection of songs is completely sublime. Titles include "On The Red Clay", "Stolen Moments", "Effendi", "Naima", "Maiden Voyage", "Lookin For Another Pure Love", "Waters Of March", "Come & Get Me", "Be-Bop Lives", "Dingwalls", "Cantaloupe Island", "Sly", "Empty Faces", and "Two Kites". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sharon MuthuMuse ... CD
Darwin, 2006. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny StittConstellation (Muse) ... CD
Cobblestone/Muse, 1972. Used ... $11.99
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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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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Ricky FordFuture's Gold ... LP
Muse, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ricky FordInterpretations ... LP
Muse, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of Ford's extremely strong albums from the early 80s – a soulful expression of hardbop, recorded at a time when albums like this were an extremely rare breed! The set features Ford blowing with a well-matched set of players – including Bobby Watson on alto, Wallace Roney on trumpet, and John Hicks on piano. Nearly all tunes are originals, and titles include "Bostonova", "Dexter", "Lady A", "Fix Or Repair Daily", and "Se Aabba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ricky FordTenor For The Times ... LP
Muse, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Extremely soulful work from young tenor giant Ricky Ford – one of a number of really strong sides he cut for Muse early on in his career, and a set that continues the indie soul jazz vibe of the 70s nicely! The group's a no-nonsense ensemble that features Albert Dailey on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, Jimmy Cobb on drums, and Jack Walrath on trumpet – and all of the songs are Ford originals and titles include "This Our Love", "Christmas Cheer", "Hour Samba", "Saxaceous Serenade", "Portrait Of Love", "Orb", and "Arcadian Eclipse". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Albert HeathKwanza (The First) (with bonus track) ... CD
Muse/Xanadu, 1973. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
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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John Lee HookerSittin Here Thinkin ... LP
Muse, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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Robin KenyattaBeggars & Stealers ... LP
Muse, 1969/1975. Sealed ... $19.99
One of Robin Kenyatta's hipper records of the 70s – mostly because it features material recorded during his late 60s years! The bulk of the set features a 1969 live recording – with Kenyatta leading a quartet with Larry Willis on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Alphonse Mouzon on drums – running through some longish tracks that have a beautifully spiritual approach – one that's almost a blend of Ayler, Coltrane, and Pharoah-like sensibilities – and which features some of the best tenor work we've ever heard from Kenyatta on record! Titles include "Nairobi Hot 5", "Dream Bug", and "Beggars & Stealers" – and the set's capped off by a 1975 studio take on "Ruby My Dear" – one that features Robin on alto, alongside some wonderfully introspective piano work by Muhal Richard Abrams! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Morgana KingSimply Eloquent ... LP
Muse, 1986. Sealed ... $7.99
Later work from Morgana King – but further proof that the lady's one hell of a singer, and kept on making wonderful music long after fading from the public spotlight! The album's a relatively subtle affair, but that's the sort that always makes Morgana sparkle the most – the kind of record that lets her really open up with those amazing vocals, and stretch into space with a subtle, yet powerful feel. Bill Mays handled the arrangements, and also plays a bit of keyboards – and other players include Ted Nash on reeds, Steve LaSpina on bass, and Adam Nussbaum on drums. Titles include "Will You Still Be Mine", "Simply Eloquent", "Body & Soul", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", and "Down In The Depths". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 MartinoFootprints ... LP
Muse, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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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✨✧ Pat MartinoPat Martino Live ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Pat Martino in one of his greatest settings – live, in front of the kind of an audience where he could really open up! The set's a great marker of the growth that Pat experienced as the 70s approached – taking all the lessons he'd learned from his years gigging it up in the soul jazz underground, and using them to forge a more expansive, more cosmic approach to jazz. The tracks on the set are all quite long – with backing by a trio that features electric piano from Ron Thomas, and an overall sound that's exploratory, but never too out or trippy. Titles include "Special Door", "The Great Stream", and an excellent reading of "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Mark MurphyArtistry Of Mark Murphy ... LP
Muse, 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Mark Murphy's standout sessions for Muse – a bit more arranged than some of the others, with backings directed by Dave Matthews that bring a nice sort of punch to the session! The tracks are mostly jazz standards, done in vocalese mode – with instrumentation by a small group that includes Gerry Niewood, Sue Evans, George Mraz, and Tom Harrell. A few moments get slightly hokey, but in a way we're used to from Murphy at the time – but they're more than made up for by the straighter numbers on the set. Titles include "I Remember Clifford", "Moody's Mood", "The Odd Child", "Close Enough For Love", "Autumn Nocturne", and a medley of "Babe's Blues/Little Niles/Dat Dere". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyBop For Kerouac ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good ... $2.99
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 MurphyStolen Moments ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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Dave PikeTimes Out Of Mind ... CD
Muse, 1976. Used ... $11.99
Mellower than some of Dave's MPS records – with not as much psychedelic playing, but still some great jazzy grooves, laid out in a nice electric vein! The lineup includes vibes, electric piano, art, tenor, and guitar – and the best tracks have a dancing modal mode that shows that Pike was still growing strongly in the 70s. Titles include "Djalma", "Morning In The Park", "Times Out Of Mind", "I Love My Cigar", and "Dance of the Grebes". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bu PleasantMs Bu ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
This is the only album we've ever seen by this obscure east coast female organist, and it's somewhere between work by Trudy Pitts and Shirley Scott, with a little bit of the hip twist that was going down in New Jersey at the time of the recording. Bu sings a bit, but it's mostly organ grooves, and Harold Vick sits in playing some nice tenor. Cuts include a long groovin' version of "Summertime", plus "Opus for O.P.", "Bells for Bu", and "Melody for Bu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Tony ScottI'll Remember ... LP
Muse, 1959. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Tony ScottI'll Remember (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Muse (Japan), 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
(Japanese pressing, with obi! Back cover has some very light aging, but is nice overall.)

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Martin SextonIn The Journey ... CD
Marty's Muse, 1990. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, original self released pressing.)

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✨✧ Woody ShawImagination ... LP
Muse, 1988. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A late date for Woody Shaw, but a great one too – a bit more straightforward than some of his more righteous albums of the 70s, but still proof that Shaw is easily one of the greatest trumpeters of his generation! The album's got a laidback sort of feel, and features a fair bit of familiar standards – but Woody and the group do plenty to transform them, especially on the solo spots. Shaw's leading a quintet here – with Steve Turre on trombone, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Carl Allen on drums – and titles include "Steve's Blues", "Dat Dere", "Imagination", "If I Were A Bell", "You & The Night & The Music", and "Stormy Weather". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Woody ShawSetting Standards ... LP
Muse, 1983. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A lovely record from Woody – one of his excellent and understated sides from the early 80s, recorded with a quartet that includes Cedar Walton on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Victor Jones on drums. The tunes are mostly standards, but they're handled with a soulful depth that really takes them to the next level – and the album's got a great original called "Spiderman Blues", plus versions of "There Is No Greater Love", "All The Way", and "What's New". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Woody ShawSolid ... LP
Muse, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Buster WilliamsCrystal Reflections ... LP
Muse, 1976. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Nice lost session that has the great mellow bassist Buster Williams heading a group that includes vibist Roy Ayers on a number of cuts, plus other nice players, like Kenny Barron, Billy Hart, and Jimmy Rowles. The highlight of the album is a beautiful 12 minute reworking of Roy Ayers "Vibrations", which is done in an even nicer way than on Ayers' album of the same name. The album also includes "Prism", "I Dream Too Much", and "The Enchanted Flower" – all of which are warm mellow groovers, with Williams' round soulful bass right up front. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo pressing. PLEASE NOTE – Cover has staining and peeling on the bottom 3 inches.)

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Winds Of ChangeFar East Subway Blues ... LP
Muse/Art, 1983. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Cover has light wear and radio station letters in pen.)

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✨✧ VariousCoolin' – A Soul Jazz Journey ... CD
Pho/Muse, 1970s. Used ... $9.99
No coolin out here, as the set's a great batch of soulful jazz numbers from the legendary Muse label – filled with overlooked gems from the imprint's key 70s run – including a fair bit of gems that will set you digging for other treasures from the label! The style here is less straight jazz funk than a mix of soulful and righteous styles – some straight, some a bit more exploratory – all pretty darn wonderful, and proof that Muse could often hit some of the hippest territory in jazz when it was on the money. The set features 8 tracks in all – including "Cheeka's Dance" by Groove Holmes, "Vibrations" by Buster Williams, "Dawn" by Kenny Barron, "Angel Man" by Jimmy Heath, "New Found Truths" by Catalyst, and "Bumpin On Sunset" by Jimmy Ponder. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Sonny CrissCrisscraft ... LP
Muse, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We never tire of the saxophone work of Sonny Criss – and this mid 70s gem is a perfect example of his brilliance! Sonny's sound on alto here is completely his own – raspily, soulful style that's really unique – and which draws strongly from Criss' rich life experience, including his years away from music (he'd been retired for most of the 70s before the time of this album.) The group's laidback and open – with Dolo Coker on piano, Ray Crawford on guitar, Larry Gales on bass, and Jimmy Smith on drums – a group that's all well with Criss on his journey – but also lets him sparkle brightly in the lead. Titles include the extended track "Isle Of Celia", plus "This Is For Benny", "Blues In My Heart", and "Crisscraft". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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✨✧ Earl & Carl Grubbs – The VisitorsMotherland ... LP
Muse, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from the team of Earl & Carl Grubbs – alto and tenor sax playing brothers, with Coltrane as a firm inspiration, and a talent for blowing unbridled emotive spiritual soul jazz, in the best manner of early 70s heavyweights like Gary Bartz or Billy Harper. The album features a quintet with Joe Bonner on piano, playing spiralling modal lines that would make Stanley Cowell proud – a perfect foil for the searching, yearning solos of the brothers. Titles include "Kimball", "A Touch Of Warm", "I Want To Talk About You", "Fables Of Africa", and "Levelf". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Louis Hayes/Junior Cook with Woody ShawIchi-Ban (US pressing) ... LP
Timeless/Muse, 1976. Near Mint- ... 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
(White label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerSittin Here Thinkin ... LP
Muse/Happy Bird (Germany), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Late 70s European pressing.)

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✨✧ Willis JacksonIn the Alley ... LP
Muse, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smooth and mellow 70s funk from Willis Jackson – a record that still has him working with funky stalwarts from earlier years, but which has a more 70s-influenced kind of groove! There's actually a nice dose of older soul jazz lurking underneath a few of the tracks – making for a record that skirts both sides of Willis' career at the time nicely – and tracks are all longish, with enough room for good tenor work. Players include Sonny Phillips, Carl Wilson, Jimmy Ponder, and Buddy Caldwell – and titles include "Niamani", "Gator's Groove", "More", and "In The Alley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Clifford JordanRemembering Me Me ... LP
Muse, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pretty darn hip stuff from Clifford – in that righteous soul jazz mode that he was using at Strata East, although perhaps a bit less focused than on those records. The record's actually got vocals on a number of tracks – scatting in a kind of hip Bill Lee sort of approach, singing righteous 70s lyrics that sound a bit dated, but which also have a real appeal to fans of hipper soul jazz, sort of in the mode of work by Billy Gault or Joe Lee Wilson. Players include Chris Anderson on piano and electric piano, Roy Burrowes on trumpet, Wilbur Ware on bass – and vocalists Boo Boo Mark, Donna Jordan, and Terri Plair. Titles include "Me Me", "Ole Funny Columbine", "Mama's Little Boy Thinks He's A Man", "Powerful Paul Robeson", and "It's Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoSpirit Of The Times ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Harold VickCommitment ... LP
Muse, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album from Harold Vick – one of his greatest, and very much in the sublime spiritual mode of his stellar Don't Look Back record on Strata East. Vick's moving past the hard soul jazz of the 60s sides he cut with organ players – and he's hitting a freer groove that's marked by a more modal approach to playing, almost in the mode of Harold Land with Bobby Hutcherson on Blue Note. Of course, this record makes us think of that pair even more because it's got lots of great work on vibes by Victor Feldman – plus piano by Walter Bishop Jr, bass by Ben Tucker, and drums by Mickey Roker. Tracks include "From Within", "Time & A Place", "HNIC", and "Commitment". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with a name in marker on each side. Cover has light wear and a name in pen on front.)

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✨✧ Buster WilliamsPinnacle ... LP
Muse, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally excellent Buster Williams album from the mid 70's, and one of the best (and hardest to find) albums on Muse! The bassist has always been one of our favorite talents – and this little gem is one of the few albums he's cut on his own, a majestic bit of soul jazz and funk, recorded with a very hip lineup! Includes the great slow funk track "The Hump", which has a tight sample-heavy bass and electronics intro, plus lots of other nice ones like "Tayamisha", "Batuki", and "Noble Ego". Sonny Fortune, Woody Shaw, and Billy Hart are all in the group – and with players like that, how can you miss? LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsMusique Du Bois ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums. Includes "Samba Du Bois", "Nefertiti", "Airegin", "The Last Page", and "The Summer Knows". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsMusique Du Bois ... LP
Muse, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums. Includes "Samba Du Bois", "Nefertiti", "Airegin", "The Last Page", and "The Summer Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear.)

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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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✨✧ Donald BrownCar Tunes ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Johnny LytlePossum Grease ... CD
Muse, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really kicking little set from the great Johnny Lytle – one of the best of his albums from later years, and a set that's got more than enough soul to live up to the image on the cover! Johnny's vibes are as great as always – they never seem to dim over the years – and the rest of the group have a solidly soulful approach that's almost classic in sound, but somewhat different than the approach that Lytle used on his records of the 60s. Rhythm is from the trio of Stan Hope on piano, Peter Weiss on bass, and Michael Carvin on drums – plus Sammy Figueroa on percussion – all of whom hit that stepping vibe that works well on Johnny's upbeat tunes, and a really laidback sound that's equally great on the mellow tunes. Houston Person's also in the group on tenor – and he produced the set with a really great sound overall, no overdone studio touches to ruin the music. Titles include "Milestones", "Possum Grease", "Adoration", "Angel Eyes", "September Song", and "Should I Love You?". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Michael CarvinEach One Teach One ... CD
Muse, 1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Joao Donato/Eumir DeodatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jay HoggardFountain ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jimmy Forrest with Shirley ScottHeart Of The Forrest ... CD
Muse, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ David Fathead NewmanResurgence! ... LP
Muse, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Jack McDuffAnother Real Good'Un (32 Jazz) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
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, case has some edge wear.)
 
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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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✨✧ Sonny FortuneAwakening ... LP
A&M/Horizon, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Great stuff from Sonny Fortune – emerging here as a strong leader with a spiritual soulful style that was steeped in traditions from labels like Strata East and Muse, but which also worked quite well in the slightly-expanded setting of A&M's Horizon projects. The group here is a well-selected one – with John Hicks and Kenny Barron on piano, Charles Sullivan on trumpet, Wayne Dockery and Reggie Workman on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. Fortune really knows when to sit back and let the group groove – but he also burns away strongly on his own solos. Titles include "Triple Threat", "Nommo", "Sunshower", and "Awakening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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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Al GreenLove Ritual – Rare & Previously Unreleased 1968 to 1976 ... CD
Hi Records, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
A selection of earlier Al Green numbers issued originally at the end of the 70s – with new mixing by Willie Mitchell, who'd produced all the original sides. Titles include "Love Ritual", which is a nice groover with some congas in the mix giving the whole thing an earthier thump under the trademark 70s Hi Records sound – and ultimately, upon revisiting this compilation, Mitchell does a pretty great job of filtering Al's wandering muse at this point through the trademark sounds of Memphis and Hi Records! plus "Glory Glory", "Let It Shine", "Keep Me Cryin", "Oh Me Oh My", "I Tried To Tell Myself", and "Smile A Little Bit More". CD

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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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Richard Groove HolmesLive In France 1980 ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A really cooking live set from Hammond hero Richard Groove Holmes – a record that follows strongly from his best 70s material on the Muse and Groove Merchant labels, but much more obscure overall! The tunes have that long, freewheeling vibe that always made Groove in a live setting so wonderful – a tone that's clean, but handled with a flurry of notes that's really breathtaking – with help from Steve Giordano on guitar and Roger Humphries on drums. The mighty Willis Jackson joins the group on tenor on two tracks, but the set's already got plenty going on with just Groove in the lead – and titles include "Bluesette", "Killer Joe", "Wave", "Blues In Bb", "Moose The Mooche", and "Blues In F". CD
(Part of the Black & Blue Real Jazz Classics series!)

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JoyJoy ... LP
Cadillac (UK), 1976. Sealed ... $24.99
Strident soulful stuff from this British combo of the mid 70s – with a sound and urgency that sounds more like an album on the Strata East or Muse label than it does a record on the hit-and-miss Cadillac one. Tracks are long, with a warm piano/bass interplay in the rhythm, and alto by Chris Francis and trumpet by James Dvorak. Titles include "PM", "Tribute", "Hidden Spirits", "Martini Suite", and "Spirals". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Eero KoivistoinenLabyrinth (2CDs – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Love/Svart (Finland), 1977. Used 2CD ... $13.99
No sonic labyrinth here – just a great set of hard-blown grooves from saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen! The session's a well-focused effort that has Eero working in quartet formation with acoustic piano, bass, and drums – blowing beautiful tones and colors with a slightly angular approach – but always keeping things straight ahead, and working in a deeply expressive mode that mixes some of the slight freedoms of the post-Coltrane generation with sharper lines of players like John Klemmer or Eric Kloss. At times, Eero's work on soprano and sopranino remind us of the recordings by Earl & Carl Grubbs on Muse during the 70s – especially on tracks that pick up a bit of a modal pulse, and stretch out with soaring grace. Titles include "Stress", "Honky Tonky", "Arabeski", "Spring Song", and "Labyrinth". 2CD set features lots of bonus tracks – the bassy breaking "Meat & Potatoes", in two versions, plus eight more alternate takes from the sessions! CD

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✨✧ Harold LandPeace-Maker ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastically beautiful record that stands as the first meeting between Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land – an album that's possibly even better than the more famous Blue Note work by the pair! This is one of those "once in a lifetime" jazz sessions – filled with magical interplay that's made the record a favorite with collectors for years, and done with a sound that's as lyrically graceful as it is soulful and righteous! Hutcherson's vibes are at their warmest 60s mode, but still have some of the angularity of his more modern sides for Blue Note – but Land is the real discovery here – as he steps out with a fluidity that surpasses any of his earlier hardbop albums, a flowing exploratory style expressed on both flute and tenor – with a mode that's years ahead of its time, and sounds a lot more like work on labels like Strata East or Muse from the 70s. Tracks are nearly all originals by Land, and are the kind of thoughtful jazz compositions that show up on a rare few records from the 60s – all of them are great, and sparkle with creativity and a subdued sense of righteousness. Titles include "One For Nini", "Angel Dance", "The Peace Maker", "40 Love", "Stylin", and "The Aquarian". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, aging, and a few ring stains on the front.)

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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- ... $9.99
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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Ted Moses QuintetSidereal Time ... LP
Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
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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PrinceRainbow Children ... CD
NPG, 2001. New Copy ... On May 29, 2020 (delayed)
Prince is finally back in fine form – a return to the mellower, more soulful songs of the mid 80s, without any of the gimmicks or silly behavior of recent work. The sound is stripped down, warm, and very well put together – with some great keyboard work, in the mode that he was using around the Sign O The Times album. Titles include "The Work", "Everywhere", "The Sensual Hereafter", "Muse 2 The Pharoah", "Deconstruction", "Wedding Feast", and "She Loves Me 4 Me". CD

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PrinceRainbow Children ... LP
NPG, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... On May 29, 2020 (delayed)
Prince is finally back in fine form – a return to the mellower, more soulful songs of the mid 80s, without any of the gimmicks or silly behavior of recent work. The sound is stripped down, warm, and very well put together – with some great keyboard work, in the mode that he was using around the Sign O The Times album. Titles include "The Work", "Everywhere", "The Sensual Hereafter", "Muse 2 The Pharoah", "Deconstruction", "Wedding Feast", and "She Loves Me 4 Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Woody ShawDark Journey ... CD
32 Jazz, Mid 60s/1970s/Mid 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
2 CD set that brings together a huge amount of the best tracks cut by trumpeter Woody Shaw during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The selection is excellent, and the material is culled from Muse records like The Iron Men, Imagination, Solid, and Cassandrite – plus a few Blue Note 60s sessions. There's a number of great cuts that feature Shaw in his youthful edgey period, playing with Herbie Hancock, Larry Young, and Joe Henderson – and there's a lot more that have him laying down mature soulful solos with the likes of Kenny Barron, Kenny Garrett, and Kirk Lightsey. Titles include "Dat Dere", "Spiderman Blues", "Solid", "Obsequious", "Baloo Baloo", "Tetragon", and "Nutville". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Frank WaltonReality ... LP
Delmark, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the few records ever from Chicago trumpeter Frank Walton – and a sweet-stepping bit of soul jazz with some nice funky undercurrents! The group's mostly acoustic, but has a bit of electricity in the keyboards and bass – making for a few tracks that emerge with rounded and warm tones that pus the album almost in the direction of some of the best indie soul jazz work on Muse at the time. Walton's trumpet is in the lead, alongside alto by Henry Threadgill (making a rare "straight" appearance!), piano by Jodie Christian, and soprano and tenor sax by Ari Brown. A few tunes have some jagged moments that show the AACM leanings of some of the group's members, but overall the sound is relativey straight and soulful. Includes the spacey "Shorter's Vibes", plus "Safari", "Change Of Mode", and "Waltz Of The Prophets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge and surface wear, some aging, a bit of pen. Labels have some pen.)

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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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✨✧ Abdullah IbrahimWater From An Ancient Well ... CD
Ekapa/Bellaphon (Germany), 1985. Used ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Abdullah IbrahimWater From An Ancient Well ... LP
Ekapa/Blackhawk, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alvin Queen & Lonnie SmithLenox & Seventh ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Part of the Black & Blue Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Rotary ConnectionBlack Gold Of The Sun – The Very Best Of Rotary Connection ... CD
Cadet/Universal (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the trippiest soul music ever recorded – an amazing collection of work by the legendary Rotary Connection – early home to vocalist Minnie Riperton and arranger Charles Stepney! Rotary Connection was a unique late 60s combination of soul, jazz, and rock-based modes – all inflected by more baroque production styles coming down in the Chicago scene of the time – balanced perfectly by the genius of Stepney – who often drew inspiration from avant classical work to round out his sound! Stepney gave the group a heady heady sound that went far beyond the airy vocal sound of Minnie Riperton or the rougher edge of Sidney Barnes – and the mix of unusual instrumentation, odd recording techniques, and strange timings made the group's music years ahead of its time – at a level that's really only fully appreciated these many years later. This 2CD set goes way beyond previous collections of Rotary Connection work, because it shows a real appreciation for the more adventurous sounds of Stepney in the studio – and brings together the trippiest, most freewheeling cuts from the group's 4 albums for Chess/Cadet – as well as a number of key tunes that have been heavily sampled over the years. 33 tracks in all – including "The Salt Of The Earth", "Rapid Transit", "Magical World", "I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun", "A-Muse", "Sursum Mentes", "Memory Band", "Hey Love", "The Sea & She", "Song For Everyman", "Love Is", "We're Going Wrong", "Life Could", "Teach Me How To Fly", "VIP", "Let Them Talk", "Love Has Fallen On Me", "Respect", "Pink Noise", "Want You To Know", and "This Town". CD

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✨✧ Jesse Sharps Quintet/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraSharps & Flats ... CD
Nimbus, 1979/1985. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Woody ShawRosewood ... LP
CBS, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Woody ShawTour Vol 2 ... CD
High Note, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Woody ShawWoody Shaw Live Vol 2 ... CD
High Note, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Majestic work from Woody Shaw – the second volume of a rare live performance from 1977, one that features Woody at the height of his powers, running through long and beautiful tracks with a deeply soulful feel. The style here is similar to Woody's best work of the mid 70s on the Muse label – extended tracks performed with a group that includes Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano sax, Stafford James on bass, Steve Turre on trombone, Larry Willis on piano, and Victor Lewis on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jesse Sharps Quintet/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraSharps & Flats ... LP
Nimbus/Outernational, 1979/1985. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Syncro JazzSyncro Jazz ... LP
Poitou/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wonderful album of spiritual jazz from early 80s Brazil! The session's a straight one – with no electronics, save for a bit of electric piano – and the group's in a tight soul jazz mode that reminds us of underground 70s work on labels like Muse or Strata East – spinning out these long tracks that are filled with life and imagination! The set was recorded live, and features some stunning bass work that really holds the set together, driving the group in really great ways – and the set also features tenor from Nestico, trumpet from Dagmar, and sax and flute from Vidal. Tracks include "For Guzi", "Gato Preto", "Cruzan", and "Pro'Cezar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Cedar Walton - Hank Hobley QuintetBreakthrough ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Quantic Presents Flowering InfernoDeath Of The Revolution ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tropical funk percussion, dubby rhythms, and reggae inspired grooves from Will Holland, aka Quantic – his debut full length as Flowering Inferno – and a step deeper from one of the busiest soulful soundscape architects alive! The muse this time out is 70s Latin, dub and soulful reggae, bred seamlessly with Quantic's trademark blend of organic instrumentation and programmed beatcraft – and it's quite wonderful! As prolific as Will is, it's pretty amazing that he never loses the plot – and delivers truly soulful sounds in whatever thematic territory he's into – and it sure doesn't hurt that he finds such incredible players to flesh out the sound and bring the work to life. The record was made in Colombia, and it sounds like it – with Holland on guitar, bass, accordion, keys, guacharaca and gaita – with additional players on congas, bell, double bass, drums and piano, and occasional vocals. Tracks include "Death Of The Revolution", "Mi Chocolatina", "Make Dub Not War", "Cuidad Del Swing", "West Bound Train", "Alegria En Bella Vista", "Dub Del Pacifico" (one of the few vocal tunes, and really sweet female lead) , "Cuidad Del Swing (Version), "Juanita Bonita" and more. CD
 
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Matthias Frehner & Daniel Spanke (ed)Modern Masters – Degenerate Art At The Kunstmuseum Bern (hardcover) ... Book
Prestel (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99 70.00
A huge volume of modern art from the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland – presented here partly as a way of undoing some of the damage of the Nazis, and the restrictions they made on German and European art during the 30s! The book features a number of essays on the topic of "degenerate art", which is how the Nazis designated this work – plus more on the actual process of putting the exhibition together, and thoughts on cultural legacy and ownership. But more than anything else, the huge book is filled with paintings, sketches, sculptures, and other creations from the 20s and 30s – works by Paul Klee, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, and many others. The heavy hardcover book is 376 pages, with a fair bit of text, but also lots of images too. Book

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✨✧ Johnny RichardsJohnny Richards – Mosaic Select (Annotations Of The Muses/Wide Range/Experiments In Sound/Rites Of Diablo/My Fair Lady My Way/Aqui Se Habla ... CD
Capitol/Roulette/Mosaic, 1955/1957/1958/1964/1966. Used 3 CDs ... $59.99
More than a decade's worth of genius from arranger Johnny Richards – the long-overdue release of his seminal albums for Capitol, Roulette, and Legende Records from the 50s and 60s! Richards first came to fame working for Stan Kenton in the early 50s – and although is work is featured on some of Kenton's best-remembered albums, Richards also had a lot more tricks up his sleeve than he ever used with Stan – a good many of which are featured in this package! The albums run through modes that include modern big band arrangements, sparer tone poems in sound, hard-driving Latin tracks, and some especially nice high-concept pieces that still always manage to swing with the trademark Johnny Richards groove that was a real standout in the high modern years of the Kenton group. Package features a whopping 6 albums on 3 CDs – Annotations Of The Muses, Wide Range, Experiments In Sound, Rites Of Diablo, My Fair Lady My Way, and Aqui Se Habla Espanol – a total of 50 tracks in all, presented with the original liner notes and full session details! CD
(Out of print, numbered/limited edition. Slipcover has a bumped corner and minor wear along the bottom edge but the rest is in great shape. Barcode has two small cutout holes.)

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Sleep MuseumWhite Like Summer Sutures ... LP
Anna Logue (Germany), 2013. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster and postcard.)

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Throwing MusesReal Ramona ... LP
Sire, 1991. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Dakin HartMuseum Of Stones – Ancient & Contemporary Art At The Noguchi Museum ... Book
Giles (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of transformational works in sculpture – all featured at the Noguchi Museum, and served up in a mix of the master's own creations from mid-century, and those by later artists inspired by his ideas! Noguchi first created the space as a showcase for his own work, but over the decades it's grown into an important showcase for other creators too – presented here in a lineup that includes work by Wallace Berman, Donald Burgy, Vija Celmins, Mitch Epstein, Mariana Cook, Richard Long, Tom Sachs, Yoko Ono, and many others – including a few older pieces by artists whose names are no longer known. The book is softcover, 117 large pages, and filled with color photographs of works from the exhibition. Book

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✨✧ Les Primitifs Du FuturWorld Musette ... CD
Sunnyside, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print, booklet has some light wear.)

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Beach BoysSummer Days & Summer Nights ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A mixed bag record, but with some really wonderful moments – and essential listening as a lead-up to the Pet Sounds album to follow! There's a mix of styles here – some rough rocking numbers that are a bit stiff, mixed with some really amazing tunes that get at Brian Wilson's new sensitivities – tunes like "Girl Don't Tell Me", "You're So Good To Me", "Summer Means New Love", and "Let Him Run Wild" – all complicated in subtle ways, with a great sense of tension underneath. Other tracks include "Help Me Rhonda (45 single version)", "California Girls", "I'm Bugged At My Old Man", and "Amusement Parks USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has splitting in the seams and spine.)

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Giancarlo Bigazzi & Marco FalagianiMediterraneo (clear blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
AMS (Italy), 1991. New Copy ... $32.99
A really sweet little soundtrack to the 1991, WWII set film Mediterraneo – with warm instrumentation on Greek and Middle Eastern string, percussion and wind instruments – seamlessly blended with drums guitars and saxes! The soundtrack was composed by Giancarlo Bigazzi & Marco Falagiani – with nice, subtle and timelessly appealing moments – our favorite bits played on the ethnic instruments – including santouri, bouzouki, gavala and percussion. Titles include "L'Arrivo", "Il Tempo Passa", "Aziz Il Turco", "Ballo In Piazza", "Cornamuse", "Mediterraneo", "Lontani", "Il Pope", "L'incontro", "Lo Sbarco" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Cocteau TwinsHead Over Heels ... LP
4AD (UK), 1983. Very Good ... $38.99
Seminal early work from The Cocteau Twins – the kind of record that made the group almost a genre unto themselves – even though so many later artists tried to copy their sound and style! The record is years ahead of its time, especially when you consider that it was produced in the post-punk generation, at a point when less was often more – which was definitely the case with the core contributions to the record, before they were fluffed out into this amazing candyfloss of sonic textures, beats, and the mindblowing vocals of Elizabeth Fraser! The sound is as dark and obtuse as the cover image, but also completely lovely too – surprisingly catchy, even when you can't figure out the lyrics. Titles include "Sugar Hiccup", "When Mama Was Moth", "Musette & Drums", "The Tinderbox", "In The Gold Dust Rush", and "Glass Candle Grenades". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing with MPO etch, in the flat finish cover, with heavy inner sleeve! Vinyl has light surface marks from the old inner sleeve, but is nice and clean overall.)

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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleBe Known Ancient/Future/Music (deluxe 2LP edition) ... LP
Spiritmuse, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $41.99 44.99
The first record in many years from the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – done with a lineup that features a variation from the original group, but a sound that's very much in keeping with their mission! The Ensemble were always dedicated to preserving a spiritual jazz tradition at a time when the Chicago and global scenes were decidedly more free jazz-oriented – and from his emergence in the 80s onward, percussionist Kahil El'Zabar has continued to fan the flames with his own music, and with fantastic collaborations like this! The group's a quartet this time around – and has the tremendous Corey Wilkes on trumpet, really giving the sound a pointed edge – next to Kahil's work on a variety of percussion instruments, the baritone sax of Alex Harding, and the cello of Ian Maskin. Maskin's performance on the record is often similar to the way in which the violin of Billy Bang was used in El'Zabar's Ritual Trio – a fluid bridge between the percussion and the horn lines – and the set includes great reworkings of the classics "Little Sunflower" and "Freedom Jazz Dance" – plus originals "Ntozake", "Pharoah", "Blew It", "Black Is Back", and "Wish I Knew". LP, Vinyl record album

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Catherine FloodBritish Posters – Advertising, Art & Activism ... Book
V&A (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 35.00
A fantastic look at the use of images in political activity on the British scene – a great legacy that runs from the early 20th century to the present – presented here a book of stunning full color images! Most of the work here focuses on the strong role that posters, billboards, and other street-based media have played – including bus ads, concert posters, and some other great formats that really show the fantastic British eye for the interplay of ideas and image! The volume was put together in conjunction with a large exhibit of these materials from the V&A Museum archives – and has the heft of an exhibition catalog, but maybe a bit more depth as well. 128 pages, softcover, and filled with great full color images! Book

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Robin Jaffee FrankConey Island – Visions Of An American Dreamland 1861 to 2008 (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 35.00
Coney Island is a hell of a place – a refuge for New Yorkers for over 100 years, and still pretty amazing today – with a surprisingly strong legacy that also includes the park's influence on more serious artists over the decades, a legacy that's presented beautifully in this oversize book! The volume's not a glossy presentation of the tourist mecca – but instead a very well-done, well-researched art book – featuring paintings, photographs, film stills, and other images that show the way that Coney Island figured in the larger high art community in and around New York – representations by folks as diverse as Weegee, Woody Allen, Robert Mapplethorpe, Bruce Davidson, Reginald Marsh, and dozens of others. The large book is a monograph for a museum exhibit, but clearly goes far beyond the event – and also features text by Charles Musser, Robin Jaffee Frank, Josh Glick, and others. 286 heavy hardcover pages – with color and black and white images throughout! Book
 
 
 



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