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Arnett Cobb & The Muse All StarsLive At Sandy's! (2nd cover) ... LP
Muse, 1980. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Ray Bryant on piano, George Duvivier on bass, Alan Dawson on drums, Buddy Tate on tenor sax, and Eddie Vinson on alto sax. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot on back.)

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Arnett Cobb & The Muse All-StarsLive At Sandy's ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Ray Bryant on piano, George Duvivier on bass, Alan Dawson on drums, Buddy Tate on tenor sax, and Eddie Vinson on alto sax. LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie Cleanhead Vinson & The Muse AllstarsLive At Sandy's – Hold It Right There! ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Lamont Dozier with Scott BomarHow Sweet It Is – A Songwriter's Reflection On Music, Motown, & The Mystery Of The Muse ... Book
2019. New Copy ... About June 1, 2020 (delayed)
... Book

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✨✧ Juliette GrecoJolie Mome – La Muse De Saint Germain Des Pres (colored vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Poppy/RPM (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy 2LP ... $56.99 59.99
The title certainly gets it right – as the lovely Juliette Greco was perhaps the most distinct voice on the left bank of Paris in the postwar years – a singer who forever helped transform the sound of chanson, and pave the way for the sexy styles of other singers to come in the 60s! Greco's style here is simple, but powerful – never as overly-emotive as some of her contemporaries, and always presented with an open, honest knowledge of the world's charms and its challenges – which really comes through in the well-selected batch of work for the set. Tracks are from an assortment of rare French EP releases, and the package features 26 titles in all – tracks that include "Accordeon", "Les Feuilles Mortes", "Jolie Mome", "Je Hais Les Dimanches", "Souls Le Ciel De Paris", "Je Suis Comme Je Suis", "C'Etait Bien", "Chanson Pour L'Auvergnat", "La Fete Aux Copains", "Ca Va", "Chandernagor", and "La Fiancee Du Pirate". LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD UK Release.)


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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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Houston Person & Ron CarterComplete Muse Sessions (Something In Common/Now's The Time) ... CD
Muse, 1989/1990. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
Houston Person on tenor sax & Ron Carter on bass. CD
(Out of print, punch through slipcover barcode.)

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✨✧ J ViewzMuse Breaks ... CD
Deeplay Music (Sweden), 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Kenny Barron & Ted DunbarIn Tandem ... LP
Muse, 1980. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Duo recording including "Summertime", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Aruba", and "On The Trail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
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". CD

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✨✧ Cindy BlackmanArcane ... LP
Muse, 1988. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent hard bop side from the late 80s, an era when the new "young lions" were getting a lot of press, and some nice recordings were being made with any eye on the future while their feet were firmly planted in tradition. This set features two players of Cindy's generation in the front line: Wallace Roney and Kenny Garrett, with some older masters filling out the rest of the group: Joe Henderson, Buster Williams and Larry Willis. The recordings are filled with energy and imaginative playing as they run through originals like "Arcane", "Late Autumn", "Dual Force" and "Mirrored Glances". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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CatalystFunkiest Band You Never Heard (Catalyst/Unity/Tear & A Smile/Perception) ... CD
Muse/32 Groove, Mid 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
It's a dream come true! This beautiful 2 CD set brings together all of the rare Muse albums by the great fusion ensemble Catalyst. Although the band aren't necessarily the "funkiest band you never heard", they are an amazingly soulful jazz combo, and their albums are filled with tight jazzy licks, firey solos, and amazingly tight rhythms. The band features amazing keyboards by Eddie Green and great reeds by Odeon Pope – plus crackling drums, heavy rolling basslines, and lots of nice arp work. Nearly every track is fantastic – and we can't believe what a great deal this set is. Includes the cuts "Jabali", "The Demon", "Suite For Albeniz", "Ain't It The Truth", "Ile Ife", "Celestial Bodies", "Salaam", "Mail Order", and "Shorter Street". Fantastic all the way through – and proof that the US market can still get reissues right! CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe ChambersAlmoravid ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful work from an unsung hero of soul jazz! Although Joe Chambers came to great fame as the writer and drummer behind some of Bobby Hutcherson's best records of the 70s, he didn't really ever make that many records under his own name as a leader. Fortunately, Muse copped him in the studio for this one – a freewheeling batch of spiritual jazz tracks with nice electric undertones. Chambers plays drums throughout, and he's joined in a number of different groupings by Cedar Walton on electric piano, Walter Booker on fender bass, Woody Shaw on trumpet, and Harold Vick on flute & tenor. Tracks include "Medina", "The Almoravid", "Early Minor", "Jihad", and "Gazelle Suite". LP, Vinyl record album

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Richie ColeAlive At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Muse, 1981. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Richie Cole is a player who really opens up in a live setting – drawing on decades of bop inspiration, and also moving into some hipper 70s-styled grooves as well! This set really shows that aspect of Cole's work – as it's got Richie working with an ensemble that matches his sense of energy nicely – playing boppish one minute, bluesy the next, and in some lively rhythmic modes the rest – a cool little lineup with Bobby Enriquez on piano and Bruce Forman on guitar. Titles include a hip long take of "Samba De Orfeu", done with rhythms that are quite different than usual – plus "Punishment Blues", "Body & Soul", "Alto Acres", and "Yardbird Suite". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Richie Cole with Phil WoodsSide By Side ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of tape on the spine and some light surface wear.)

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Creative Construction CompanyCreative Construction Company ... LP
Muse, 1970/1975. Very Good+ ... $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 "Muhal", 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 some ring & edge wear and splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Richard DavisHarvest ... LP
Muse, 1979. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A very nice record that bassist Davis did for Muse in the late 70s. As with previous recordings he works closely with fellow bass player Bill Lee. Lee plays on the record, co-produced and arranged the album and shares songwriting credit with Davis on a couple of the tracks. Davis is joined by Ted Dunbar on guitar, Consuela Moore on piano, Freddie Waits on drums, James Spaulding on flute and alto sax and Marvin 'Hannibal' Peterson on trumpet, among others. Tracks include the two Davis/Lee originals "Half Pass" and "A Third Away" plus in conjunction with the title, there are several songs with flowers in the titles such as"Windflower", "Forest Flower", and "Passion Flower". He also throws in some familiar tunes like "Take The A Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Charles EarlandPleasant Afternoon ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A fantastic album by Charles Earland – and one which, like many of his Muse albums, has a groove that he hardly ever managed to put on wax with other labels at the time! The band – which features Grady Tate, Melvin Sparks, Bill Hardman, and Houston Person – comps in a perfect groove, while Earland leads them through long modal lines that provide an excellent showcase for his lively talents on the organ. The whole record's great, but our favorite cuts are "Murilley", "Organic Blues", and "Pleasant Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Ricky FordFuture's Gold ... LP
Muse, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ricky FordInterpretations ... LP
Muse, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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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Red Garland featuring Leo WrightI Left My Heart . . . ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Way more than just a regular trio outing from Red Garland, Chris Amberger, and Eddie Moore – as the great Leo Wright joins the group on alto for half the tracks – making a rare small group appearance for the time! LP, Vinyl record album

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Carlos GarnettBlack Love ... LP
Muse, 1974. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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
(White label promo. Cover has some staining and waviness on the bottom corners, a cutout notch, and light aging.)

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Tiny GrimesProfoundly Blue ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Late recording by bluesy jazz guitarist Tiny Grimes, recorded with a host of the usual Muse suspects, like Houston Person, Harold Mabern, and Freddie Waits. There's an electric bass on the session, which pumps up Grimes' guitar a little bit more than usual (as if it needed pumping!), and the tracks are long, with bigger solos than Grimes usually takes. Cuts include "Tiny's Excercise", "Cookin' At the Cookery", "Blue Midnight", and "Backslider", which has a bit of singing by Tiny. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a small spot of tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Bill HardmanFocus ... LP
Muse, 1980. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A nice later date as a leader from the great trumpeter Bill Hardman – better-known for his earlier work with Art Blakey! The set features Junior Cook on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, and Walter Bishop Jr on piano – and titles include "Avila & Tequila", "Cubicle", "Too Little Too Late", and "Minority". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is a bit wavy along the bottom.)

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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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Jon Hendricks & CompanyLove ... LP
Muse, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Jon's going back to the Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross format here – working with a group of singers known as Company (featuring family members Michele and Judith Hendricks), running through vocalese versions of jazz tunes with the same solo line trading style used by LHR in the 50s and 60s. The songs are pretty hip, and the backing is mostly small combo or trio instrumentation. Titles include "Love", "Tell Me The Truth", "The Swinging Groove Merchant", "In A Harlem Airshaft", "Willie's Tune", "Lil Darlin", and "Bright Moments". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Eddie JeffersonLive-Liest ... LP
Muse, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of Eddie's last great records, and a smoking live set that has him singing with a group that includes Eric Kloss, Richie Kole, and Mickey Tucker playing some sweet electric piano. The vibe is more traditional vocalese than some of Eddie's other Muse recordings, with a return to the solid sound of his Prestige sessions from the old days. Titles include "Now's The Time", "Groovin High", "Red Top", "Parker's Mood", and "So What". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Hank JonesGroovin' High ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Titles include "Blue Monk", "I Mean You", "Jackie-Ing", "Algo Bueno", and "Sippin At Bells". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sheila JordanLost & Found ... LP
Muse, 1989. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Kenny Barron on piano, Harvie Swartz on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Vic JurisBleecker Street ... LP
Muse, 1982. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Mike Richmond on bass, Eric Kloss on alto sax, Mike Nock and Gil Goldstein on keyboards and synthesizer, and Terry Silverlight on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Morgana KingThis Is Always ... CD
Muse, 1992. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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Pat MartinoMission Accomplished (Interchange/Nightwings) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, Mid 90s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A two CD set – one that brings together two Muse Records sessions from Pat Martino! First up is Interchange – 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". Nightwings features Pat Martino on guitar, Bob Kenmotsu on tenor, James Ridl on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Bill Stewart on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Brownie McGhee & Sonny TerryHootin' ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Mark MurphyArtistry Of Mark Murphy ... LP
Muse, 1982. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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 MurphyBeauty & The Beast ... LP
Muse, 1987. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An odd title, but a really wonderful album from Mark Murphy – an 80s session for Muse that easily matches some of his most creative moments for the label in the 70s! There's some wonderful versions of soulful jazz tracks here – takes on "Effendi" by McCoy Tyner, "Beauty & The Beast" by Wayne Shorter, and "Along Came Betty" by Benny Golson – the first two of which feature new lyrics by Mark that are totally great! "Betty" is always a treat done vocally, and Murphy scats the tune here with just the right sort of sadness for the number. Other cuts include "Vocalise" and "Doxy" – and the group is led by keyboardist Bill Mays, who also handled arrangements. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyBridging A Gap ... LP
Muse, 1972. Very Good ... $11.99
One of Mark Murphy's earliest records for Muse, and an essential release in his developing style in the 70's. Sweet warm and swinging jazz vocals, with accompaniment by a tight group that includes the Brecker Brothers, Ron Carter, and Pat Rebillot. The set features two Murphy originals, "Sausalito" and "Come and Get Me", plus "She's Gone", "Steamroller", "We Could Be Flying", and "No More". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Mark MurphyStolen Moments ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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David Fathead NewmanResurgence! ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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Bobby PiercePiercing ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An overlooked gem on 70s Muse Records – one of the few sets cut for the label by organist Bobby Pierce! The set mixes funk, soul jazz, and even some sweet soulful vocals from Bobby – and features a lineup with Bobby Jones on tenor, Pat Martino on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums. Titles include a long funky version of Aretha Franklin's "Think" – plus "I Remember Ray", "To Newport With Love", and "Mister PC". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Red Rodney3 Rs – Red Rodney/Richie Cole/Ricky Ford ... LP
Muse, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The legendary trumpeter plays with two key younger musicians – Ricky Ford on tenor and Richie Cole on alto – both players who break the groove way past bop! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Red RodneyAlive In New York ... LP
Muse, 1986. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Rodney on flute and flugelhorn, Ira Sullivan on flute, alto, and tenor, Garry Dial on piano, Pual Berner on bass, and Tom Whaley on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Red Rodney with Ira SullivanNight & Day ... LP
Muse, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Trumpeter Red Rodney works here with his great musical partner Ira Sullivan – a unique musician who also plays trumpet, but also blows alto and soprano too! Garry dial, Barry Smith, and Steve Bagby round out the personnel. Titles include "Muck & Meyer", "Frito Mistos", "Dial A Brew", and "Babies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and small index labels on back.)

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David SchnitterGoliath ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An overlooked soul jazz treasure from tenorist David Schnitter – recorded with lots of warm tones, and buoyant kind of a Strata East sensibility! Schnitter stretches out in long, well-crafted solos – sounding a bit like Ricky Ford or Clifford Jordan at the time – situated well in a group that includes Hubert Eaves on acoustic and electric keys, Cecil McBee on bass, Eddie Moore on drums, and Claudio Roditi on trumpet on 2 of the album's tracks! There's a really solid vibe to the record – one that makes it one of Schnitter's best as a leader – and titles include "Swing Thing", "Goliath", "Memories Part 2", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Woody ShawLast Of The Line (Cassandranite/Love Dance) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1965/1975. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99
2 of Woody Shaw's greatest albums – recorded 10 years apart, and forming a fantastic CD collection! Cassandranite features fantastic early work by Woody Shaw – an album originally recorded in 1965, when Shaw was part of a core soul jazz underground that was slowly forming an answer to the "new thing" movement of the mid 60s. The session was self-produced – and not only features some killer playing by Shaw, but contains a number of other wonderful touches. Larry Young plays piano (not organ) on two tracks; Herbie Hancock is on another 3; George Cables plays electric on the last track, which also includes Harold Vick; Joe Henderson plays tenor throughout; and the great Joe Chambers is on drums. The set is filled with fantastic modal originals, all along the lines of Shaw's "Moontrane" composition – and titles include "Baloo Baloo", "Three Muses", "Tetragon", and "Cassandranite". Love Dance is equally great – spiritual, soulful, and filled with some nice modal grooving! The group's one of the best he ever worked with on Muse – with Billy Harper on tenor, plus Rene McLean, Steve Turre, Joe Bonner, and Cecil McBee – and the approach reminds us of some of the work on Strata East from the same time. The highlight of the record is the cut "Sunbath", which was done in a more famous jazz dance version by singer Joyce Hurley – but Shaw's version has a very similar groove. Harper makes many of the other tracks shine brilliantly, and titles include "Love Dance", "Obsequious", and Harper's own beautiful composition "Soulfully I Love You". CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Woody ShawMoontrane ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1974. Used ... $29.99
A beautiful piece of soulful spiritualism! This great Muse album is one of Woody Shaw's strongest seventies LPs, and one of the few that really captures the energy that he had when he first appeared on the scene in the mid 60s. The group is a large ensemble packed with great players like Azar Lawrence, Cecil McBee, and Steve Turre – and the album's filled with great compositions that display Woody's best modernist soul jazz sides, like "Tapscott's Blues" and "Sanyas". The record also includes a reworking of Shaw's "Moontrane", which he recorded with Larry Young on the classic Unity album. This great CD reissue also comes with 2 bonus cuts from the session which weren't on the original LP! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Woody ShawSolid ... LP
Muse, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Winds Of ChangeFar East Subway Blues ... LP
Muse/Art, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and radio station letters in pen.)

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Phil WoodsMusique Du Bois ... LP
Muse, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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 light wear.)

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✨✧ Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. Used ... Temporarily 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 ... CD 9.99

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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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✨✧ CatalystPerception ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff by this fantastic funky fusion outfit that included Billy Hart on percussion, Eddie Green on electric piano, and Odeon Pope on tenor and flute. The real highlight, though, is Pat Gleason on arp, who adds a lot of cool dark moody touches to the group's fusiony playing. The whole record's a stellar mix of soul jazz and edgey electric playing, and it's far and above one of the best albums ever to be released on Muse. It's also one of the hardest to find, too, and this is one of the rare few copies we've ever seen! Tracks include "Celestial Bodies", "Got To Be There", "Uzuri", and "Perception". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some ringwear, aging, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Richie Cole & Eric KlossBattle Of The Saxes Vol 1 ... LP
Muse, 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a traditional "battle of the saxes" sort of set – hardly the bop frenzy you might expect, and instead a great little record that's right up there with the hippest 70s work of Eric Kloss! Both Cole and Kloss dominate the record – one in the right channel, one in the left – supported by some really great rhythm from Mickey Tucker on electric piano, Rick Laird on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums – a cool combo who play with an open, spiritual sort of groove on most numbers. The tracks are quite long, and filled with feeling – an almost Strata East-like energy at times, with key evidence of Tucker's force in the record. Titles include "Harold's House Of Jazz", "Ebony Godfather", "Robin", and "DC Farewell". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chick CoreaBliss (aka Turkish Women At The Bath) ... LP
Muse, 1967/1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seventies reissue of this session that was originally held under the leadership of Pete LaRoca, and released on Douglas records under the title Turkish Women at the Bath. LaRoca originally cut this set for the tiny Douglas label, and the session's an amazing bit of modernist jazz that features a rare non-Sun Ra appearance by tenorist John Gilmore. Gilmore's playing is fantastic, and quite different from that on some of his Ra albums – probably because the rest of the quartet features Chick Corea and Walter Booker, who groove in a very modal vein. The material's out, but not too out – and although Corea and Gilmore's solos are quite far-reaching, they also snap back nicely into the tight playing of the ensemble. And forget all of your biases against Corea – because at this young age, his playing is great! Titles include "Sin Street", "Dancing Girls", "Love Planet", and "Bliss". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Creative Construction CompanyCreative Construction Company Vol 2 ... LP
Muse, 1970/1976. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 an old price sticker on front.)

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✨✧ David FriesenColor Pool ... LP
Muse, 1979. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Carlos GarnettBlack Love ... CD
Muse, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD features 2 bonus alternate takes! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Black Love ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Earl & Carl Grubbs – The VisitorsRebirth ... LP
Muse, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from the vastly-overlooked team of Earl and Carl Grubbs – two incredibly soulful players from Philly who really carried on a tremendous post-Coltrane legacy. Earl plays tenor and Carl plays alto – and the record shines with that rare Traneish approach to free creative soloing and spirituality, in a mode that we'd reserve for an elite group of work, such as the early albums by Gary Bartz on Milestone, or some of the better 70s group recordings of Andrew White. The whole album's fantastic – with backing by Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, and Albert Heath – and it's got a sense of majesty that's simply stunning for two players who've never really made the pages of jazz history as well as they should have. Titles include "Gone Are The Days", "Glad to Be Sad", "Black Smoke", "Love Is Magic", and "Two Wives". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Jimmy HeathLove & Understanding ... LP
Muse, 1973. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked session from Jimmy Heath – and a perfect illustration of his mighty powers in the 70s! At some level, the record's an extension of the hip soul jazz Jimmy was cutting back in the 60s – particularly on his later work as a sideman for bigger players – but at another level, the album's also got echoes of the rising Strata East generation, including sounds explored by Jimmy with the larger Heath Brothers group! Players here are all totally hip – and include Stanley Cowell on electric piano, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – the last of whom gives the record a really fluid sense of rhythm. Bernard Fennell plays a bit of cello on the date, bringing in some moodier tones – and Jimmy himself is on tenor, soprano, and flute – on titles that include "Smiling Billy", "Far Away Lands", "Hands Up Feet Down", "One For Juan", and "Gemini". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout notch and discoloration from age on the back. Vinyl plays with a click on half of "One For Juan".)

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✨✧ Willis JacksonIn the Alley ... LP
Muse, 1977. Near Mint- ... 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 an index label and clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Robin KenyattaBeggars & Stealers ... LP
Muse, 1969/1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 light wear.)

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✨✧ Mark Murphy with Viva BrazilBrazil Song ... LP
Muse, 1983. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great album of breezy vocals that Mark Murphy recorded with the San Francisco-based jazz group Viva Brazil. The LP shows Murphy's dedication to Brazilian styles, and gives him very sympathetic backing by one of the finest Brazilian fusion groups working at the time. Tracks include "Two Kites", "Outubro", "Bridges", and "Bolero De Sata", as well as a version of "The Island". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Woody ShawIn The Beginning ... CD
Muse/Breaktime (Japan), 1965/1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic early work by Woody Shaw – an album originally recorded in 1965, when Shaw was part of a core soul jazz underground that was slowly forming an answer to the "new thing" movement of the mid 60s. The session was self-produced – and not only features some killer playing by Shaw, but contains a number of other wonderful touches. Larry Young plays piano (not organ) on two tracks; Herbie Hancock is on another 3; Joe Henderson plays tenor throughout; and the great Joe Chambers is on drums. The set is filled with fantastic modal originals, all along the lines of Shaw's "Moontrane" composition – and titles include "Baloo Baloo", "Three Muses", "Tetragon", and "Cassandranite". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... LP
Muse, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Village ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Grant GreenGreen Blues ... LP
Muse, 1961/Late 70s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic record from Grant Green's important early years – originally recorded for the Jazztime label in 1961 (and released under Dave Bailey's name), reissued in this form in the 70's by Muse. The record's got an amazingly sharp quintet lineup that features Green, Bailey, Frank Haynes on tenor, Billy Gardner on piano, and Ben Tucker on bass. Playing is stellar throughout – with the same feel as Green's classic Blue Note sides, and actually sounds a lot like the Horace Parlan LPs featuring him and Booker Ervin. Tracks include "Our Miss Brooks", "One for Elena", and "Reaching Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerSittin Here Thinkin ... LP
Muse, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... 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

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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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✨✧ Carlos GarnettBlack Love ... LP
Muse, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Black Love ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Michael LoganNight Out ... CD
Muse, 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Martin SextonIn The Journey ... CD
Marty's Muse, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, original self released pressing.)
 
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Kenny BarronLandscape ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... About September 23, 2020
A beautiful overseas album from Kenny Barron – recorded in a warm and mellow trio format, with bass by Cecil McBee and drums from Al Foster. There's a gentleness to the set that's extremely compelling – a style of spacious introspection that Barron first exhibited during his Muse years – and which by this point is one of the strongest suits of his playing. Kenny somehow manages to make a record like this never seem sleepy or boring – and uses the spare space in a gradual exploration of self, a style that has each tune opening up like a tiny little flower. Titles include "Kojo No Tsuki", "Ringo Oiwake", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Sunset", and "Calypso". CD

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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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✨✧ Boillat Therace Quintet with Benny BaileyMy Greatest Love ... LP
M Records/We Release Jazz (Switzerland), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A gem of a record from this fantastic French group – and one that also features superb guest work from trumpeter Benny Bailey, at a time when he was at the most righteous apex of his talents! The core group is lead by Jean Francois Boillat on Fender Rhodes and piano, and Raymond Therace on alto, tenor, and flute – and together, the players craft a superbly soulful groove – a mix of sharp reed lines with warmer Rhodes elements – like some of the hippest records on the Muse label at the time, or with a Black Jazz label vibe at others! Bailey fits right into the mix, and matches the energy he gave the world on some of his Ego label recordings from Germany – bringing key colors and strong solos to titles that include "Prompt", "Blue Bossa", "Geminio", "My Greatest Love", "Le Colin", and "Gibraltar". LP, Vinyl record album

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ContinuumMad About Tadd ... LP
Quicksilver, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of those records that really takes you by surprise – a set that doesn't look like much on the front, but which opens up immediately the minute you drop it on the turntable – with a sense of soul and swing that really hold on throughout! The group's a great one – a quintet with Jimmy Heath on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all seasoned players working together here on a set of Tadd Dameron tunes, but inflected with a nice early 80s sense of soul – almost a more relaxed Muse Records vibe that really makes the album way more than just another reading of Dameron's classics. Titles include "Lady Bird", "Squirrel", "The Scene Is Clean", "Sid's Delight", and "Nearness". LP, Vinyl record album
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Billy FosterReflections ... CD
Equistar, 1989. New Copy ... $6.99
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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Marvin Gaye with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and TammiMarvin Gaye – His Classic Duets (aka Marvin Gaye & His Girls) ... LP
Tamla, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A revamped version of the classic Motown set Marvin Gaye & His Girls – expanded here a bit to include some 70s duet work with Diana Ross, as well as all the famous female duo recordings that Marvin did for Motown in the 60s! Right from the start, Marvin Gaye was clearly something different at the Detroit soul powerhouse – a singer who could groove with the rest of them, but who also could bring a huge amount of feeling to his music, especially when the theme was love – a quality that he maybe explored best when the label paired him with female singers. Tammi Terrell was Marvin's first big muse in this respect – and the set is very heavy on numbers sung by the two of them – "What You Gave Me", "Keep On Lovin Me Honey", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "The Onion Song", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By", "California Soul", "Your Precious Love", and "If This World Were Mine". And yes, maybe the other gals get a bit of short shrift, but still get some placement here – on a set that includes "It Takes Two" with Kim Weston, "You're A Special Part Of Me" with Diana Ross, and "Once Upon A Time" and "What's The Matter With You Baby" with Mary Wells. LP, Vinyl record album

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Steven HalpernChristening Is Listening – A Soundtrack For Every Body ... LP
Aartrud (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
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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Hersh HamelHersh Hamel's Song Book – Featuring Art Pepper ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1975. Used ... $9.99
A rare funky jazz outing for saxophonist Art Pepper – recorded in the mid 70s under the leadership of bassist Hersh Hamel! Although Hamel had been working in a variety of jazz styles since the 50s, for this outing he chose to work in a mode that was part soul, part jazz, and very groovy overall! There's a righteous, progressive feel to the record – one that's never too over the top, but which explores some of the hipper sides of the jazz spectrum at the time – and which makes great use of a few female soul vocalists to really send home the message of the tunes. The core group features Hamel on electric bass, Pepper on alto, Pete Robinson on keyboards, and Steve Strazzeri on drums – augmented by singers Linda McCrary, Judy Brown, and Brenda Burns – who sing the words to Hamel's great compositions on the album. The whole thing's wonderful – with a feel that's up there with some of the hippest soul jazz of the time on Muse or Catalyst, but even better, given the vocals. Titles include the slow break tune "Come To Me", plus "Dance Now", "Mr Yes", "Image Before You", and "Feels Good". CD

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Jim McNeelyPlot Thickens (Gatemouth) ... LP
Gatemouth, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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)... $11.99
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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PrinceOne Nite Alone – Live (4LP purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sony/Legacy, 2002. New Copy 4LP ... $71.99 72.98
Wonderful live work from Prince – the only official concert album ever issued by the man during his life, and a great testament to the way that his genius kept on burning bright on stage – even when he wasn't always knocking it out of the park in the studio! There's a fair bit of material here from later years, but also some classics mixed into the set – and the work often emphasizes the jazzier side of Prince's style – partly through his evolved musicianship, but also in the way the tunes come together with an even more sophisticated vibe than the early years. Titles include "Rainbow Children", "Muse 2 The Pharoah", "Extraordinary", "One Nite Alone", "Wanna B Ur Lover", "Do Me Baby", "Diamonds & Pearls", "When U Were Mine", "Mellow", "1+1+1 Is 3", "Nothing Compares 2 U", and "Sometimes It Snows In April". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition purple vinyl pressing – with download!)

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PrinceOne Nite Alone – Live! ... CD
NPG, 2002. Used 2CD ... $43.99
Wonderful live work from Prince – the only official concert album ever issued by the man during his life, and a great testament to the way that his genius kept on burning bright on stage – even when he wasn't always knocking it out of the park in the studio! There's a fair bit of material here from later years, but also some classics mixed into the set – and the work often emphasizes the jazzier side of Prince's style – partly through his evolved musicianship, but also in the way the tunes come together with an even more sophisticated vibe than the early years. Titles include "Rainbow Children", "Muse 2 The Pharoah", "Extraordinary", "One Nite Alone", "Wanna B Ur Lover", "Do Me Baby", "Diamonds & Pearls", "When U Were Mine", "Mellow", "1+1+1 Is 3", "Nothing Compares 2 U", and "Sometimes It Snows In April". CD
(Includes the first two discs from the original One Nite Alone box set. Discs come in a single jewel case with a standard sized booklet that includes photos and track list.)

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PrinceRainbow Children ... CD
NPG, 2001. New Copy ... $9.99
Really fantastic work from Prince – an album that's maybe not as famous as some of his 80s classics, but which has the maestro in perfect form throughout! There's all these warm jazzy currents in the music that we totally love – especially on the keyboards, which have a glow and flow that clearly seems to be Prince's way of showing the Neo Soul generation that he not only helped carve out the territory that first got them going, but also can still do it maybe better than anyone else! The album still has some of the heavier funk that Prince was always known for – but it's the warmer, mellower moments we totally love – on titles that include "Last December", "The Work", "Everywhere", "The Sensual Hereafter", "Muse 2 The Pharoah", "Deconstruction", "Wedding Feast", "1+1+1 Is 3", and "She Loves Me 4 Me". CD

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Alvin QueenI Ain't Looking At You ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2006. Used ... $9.99
An excellent organ-heavy session from drummer Alvin Queen – one of the hippest cats working in the soul jazz underground, and a player who never fails to deliver great music over the years! This set's even more of a cooker than some of Queen's other recent albums – and features Mike LeDonne at the heavy Hamond organ, alongside a quintet lineup that includes Jesse Davis on alto sax and Terelle Stafford on trumpet. Queen's drumming is full and heavy – a majestically powerful force that sets all numbers into a bold little groove, and which pushes the organ/sax/trumpet frontline with an energy that's never hokey – and never just a recap of older organ jazz modes. There's a soaring feel here that's like the hippest organ-based records cut for Muse at the end of the 70s – but also with a bit of something else going on as well – and titles include "Shirley's Song", "Old Folks", "Nutville", "Mellow Soul", "There's Blues Everywhere", "Contemplation", "Queen's Beat", and "I Ain't Lookin At You". CD

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Alvin Queen & Lonnie SmithLenox & Seventh ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $18.99
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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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

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✨✧ Woody ShawDark Journey ... CD
32 Jazz, Mid 60s/1970s/Mid 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Kenny BarronInnocence ... LP
Wolf, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet electric keys from Kenny Barron – one of those few excellent 70s albums that have the pianist hitting some Fender Rhodes! The record has Kenny playing electric on most of the set – in a mode that's as open, and spiritual as his best work for the Muse label – maybe even better, as the tracks have a freer style, and really open up with a beautiful sense of energy! The other players here really make the record special, too – and include Sonny Fortune on alto sax, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Buster Williams on bass, Ben Riley on drums, and Billy Hart on percussion – a lineup that really gives the whole thing a level that's right up there with classics on the Black Jazz or Strata East label. As always with the electric piano, Kenny hits some wonderful notes, colors, and tones that make us wish he used the instrument all the time – on titles that include "Sunshower", "Innocence", "Bacchanal", and "Nothing To Fear". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Boillat Therace Quintet with Benny BaileyMy Greatest Love ... CD
M Records/We Release Jazz (Switzerland), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of a record from this fantastic French group – and one that also features superb guest work from trumpeter Benny Bailey, at a time when he was at the most righteous apex of his talents! The core group is lead by Jean Francois Boillat on Fender Rhodes and piano, and Raymond Therace on alto, tenor, and flute – and together, the players craft a superbly soulful groove – a mix of sharp reed lines with warmer Rhodes elements – like some of the hippest records on the Muse label at the time, or with a Black Jazz label vibe at others! Bailey fits right into the mix, and matches the energy he gave the world on some of his Ego label recordings from Germany – bringing key colors and strong solos to titles that include "Prompt", "Blue Bossa", "Geminio", "My Greatest Love", "Le Colin", and "Gibraltar". CD
Also available My Greatest Love ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Fragment OrchestraFragment Orchestra ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet! The full length debut from Schema's great modern groove ensemble collects material that has been floating around for a while on separate 12-inch eps, plus previously unreleased gems – and the CD was well worth the wait! The groove here ranges from light, mellow space trip jazz, to driving latin-tinged batucada beaters, to clubbier percussion heavy tunes with lots of tonal atmosphere floating over the top! "De Muse" kicks of the set on the mellow jazzy tip, with a very slow building, soundtracky style. "Sambita" is another slow-builder, but picks up steam with a progressive, Latin beat and some really sweet chimes, synth washes, and rich electronic touches floating over the beat. "Carioca" and "Back Shop" travel at a slightly faster clip and head for the floor with pulsating, thumpy percussion, hotter Latin beats on the former and some nice jazzy snare in the latter. "Funkita (For The Dining Rooms)" has a 70s electric feel, with slappy bass and deep synth tones, but that hot programmed beat and that moody, watery pulse that travels the tune and the whole album is all modern, and all Fragment Orchestra! CD

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✨✧ Herb Geller with Mark MurphyRhyme & Reason (Discovery pressing) ... LP
Discovery, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most amazing albums ever cut by reedman Herb Geller – a really unique overseas session from the 70s, and quite different than his initial recordings of the 50s! Herb's working here in a cool mix of electric and acoustic modes, with a vibe that's very much in the best funky MPS style – and the set also features some excellent vocals from Mark Murphy, who sings in this spacey, stretched-out way that's some of his hippest work on record – very much at the best level of his early 70s recordings for Muse! Tracks are quite long, and very hip – with long instrumental passages which are then augmented wonderfully by the vocals. Herb himself plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and a number of flutes – and other players include Rob Franken on Fender Rhodes and Arp, Philip Catherine on guitar, Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet, and Gottfried Bottger on moog and organ! Titles include the wonderfully spacey "Space A La Mode", a nice slow electric builder – and the classic "Power Of A Smile" – plus "Sudden Senility" and "Rhyme & Reason Time" – the last of which features vocals by Earl Jordan, not Murphy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a small smudge on front, and a sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Jimmy HeathPeer Pleasure ... LP
Landmark, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a bit obtuse, but the music is warm and soulful throughout – a really tremendous session that carries on the strong legacy of solo work that Jimmy Heath was doing in the 70s! The feel here is a lot like some of Heath's dates for the Muse or Xanadu labels – and Jimmy's working here with a great rhythm section that includes Larry Willis on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Akira Tana on drums – players who provide a very soulful grounding for the set. Heath blows alto, tenor, and soprano sax – and remaining players include Tom Williams on trumpet and Tony Purrone on guitar. The groove is in a classic Prestige/Riverside mode – not hard hardbop, but soulful, with touches of post-Coltrane blowing, and the mix of lyricism and soul jazz that Heath's always brought to his best work. Titles include "Trane Connections", "Forever Sonny", "You Can See", "I Waited For You", and "Song For Ben Webster". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Charles HullCharles The First ... CD
Basement Digs (Australia), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Clubby soul and keyboard funk from the 70s Aussie scene – a record that's halfway between Mark Murphy's Muse records of the decade, and some of the tighter soundtrack funk of the time! The sound is jazzy all the way through – often with vocals by keyboardist Hull or a few other singers on the project – but the sound is often upbeat and grooving, not in a disco-inspired way, but more in an electric jazz for the clubs sort of style – one that flows nicely, and gives the record a really unique little feel! There's some great moogy bits in alongside the keyboards, giving some of the album's best tracks a style that's almost a bit like some of the best crime or cop show soundtrack numbers from the early 70s – a groove that we can always approve of! Titles include "Aisha", "Bring Me The Day", "The Last Train", "Head The Loving Words My Way", "Just A Feeling", "It Had To Be You", and "Song Of The Sea". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through back of the digipack case.)

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✨✧ Shigeo MaruyamaYoung Father's Song – 20 Musicians For A Singer ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Woody ShawWoody Shaw Live Vol 1 ... CD
High Note, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing live work from Woody Shaw – working here at the height of his spiritual powers, with an excellent group that features Carter Jefferson on tenor, Larry Willis on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! All tracks are nice and long – and the vibe is like his strongest work for Contemporary and Muse. CD

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✨✧ Cedar WaltonTrio Vol 1 ... LP
Red (Italy), 1985. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first in a trio of excellent (and numbered!) trio sides that Cedar Walton cut for Red Records in the 80s – and a great start to the whole series! The album's got an open, fluid feel that almost seems ready-made for the CD generation – Walton stretching out in those longer takes that soon became the norm in the later years of his life – working here with David Williams on bass and Billy Higgins on drums, and getting plenty of space to muse openly on the keys of the piano. The instrument used for the record seems to be a big "grander" than usual for Walton – as the tones ring out and resonate strongly, furthering the flow of the music – on cuts that include "Lover Man", "Holy Land", "Voices Deep Within Me", "My Ship", and "Every Time We Say Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and PSI sticker.)

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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 ... 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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