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Buddy Tate & The Muse All StarsLive At Sandy's ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good ... $5.99
Features Buddy Tate on tenor sax and clarinet, Ray Bryant on piano, Alan Dawson on drums, George Duvivier on bass, Eddie Vinson on alto sax, and Arnett Cobb on tenor sax. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in marker.)

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Eddie Cleanhead Vinson & The Muse AllstarsLive At Sandy's – Hold It Right There! ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a name in marker.)

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Jose FelicianoOf Muse & Man (aka That The Spirit Needs) ... LP
RCA, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A sublime one from Jose! The record pushes past the easy Latin pop style of the late 60s, and features Jose working through hip rock tunes – both of his own creation, and by writers like Elton John and Cat Stevens. The real highlight of the album is an incredible reading of "Wild World" – done with a mix of fast guitar, strings, and even a bit of Brazilian-tinged scatting that breaks down in the middle and always makes us stop cold! The rest of the record's almost as good, and titles include "Daytime Dreams", "Mellow Feeling", "Come Down Jesus", "Pay Day", and "Only Once". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original textured cover.)

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✨✧ VariousElectric Muse Revisited – Story Of Folk Into Rock & Beyond (4CD set) ... CD
Good Deeds (UK), 1970s/1980s/2021. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A collection that's way more than just the usual overview of British folk at the start of the 70s – as this package not only shows the huge wave of music that exploded at the time, but then also follows that strand into later years too – to include a number of previously unreleased tracks and rare demo versions as well! The collection is huge, and done in collaboration with a book of the same name – and while it begins with some familiar territory that includes tracks by Shirley Collins, Fairport Convention, Richard & Linda Thompson, Sandy Denny, and Steeleye Span – it soon moves into more obscure early acoustic/electric acts from the UK scene, then follows their evolution as the years go on, and the sound only gets even more underground. The 4CD set features 61 tracks in all – with work from Lizabett Russo, Sharon Shannon, Peter Knight's Gigspanner Band, Jim Moray, Albion Dance Band, Andrew Cronshaw, Battlefield Band, June Tabor, Eliza Carthy, The Levellers, Home Service, Oysterband, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, The Rails, Olivia Chaneey, Offa Rex, Imagined Village, and even Billy Bragg! CD
 
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Lorez AlexandriaStar Eyes ... CD
Muse, 1993. Used ... $8.99
Always-great work from singer Lorez Alexandria – still sounding wonderful, even at this late date! Her presentation's a bit earthier than before, but no less poised than on earlier sessions – with the same sense of space and timing that's always made her one of our favorite jazz singers! And as always, there's a soulfulness to the music that really makes the whole thing sparkle – a sound that goes way past overdone torchy vocals, or hackney sets of standards – in that unique space that Lorez seems to inhabit nearly on her own. Backing is by a group that includes Houston Person on tenor, Bruce Forman on guitar, and Michael Carvin on drums – and titles include "Star Eyes", "Make Someone Happy", "My One & Only Love", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Long Ago & Far Away", and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream". CD
(Still sealed.)

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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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✨✧ Richie Cole with Eddie JeffersonHollywood Madness ... LP
Muse, 1980. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great example of the Muse Records charm of altoist Richie Cole – bop-fired creativity at its peak, mixed with some added contemporary elements to keep things fresh! In this case, Richie's horn takes on some key bop classics, but also opens up a bit with vocalsits too – Eddie Jefferson on versions of "Hi Fly", "Relaxin At Camarillo", and "Waiting For Waits" – the latter of which also features Tom Waits as well! The Manhattan Transfer make some subtle guest appearances too – but in ways that are much more restrained than their own albums, really leaving most room for Richie's horn. Bruce Forman plays guitar and Dick Hindman piano – and titles include "Hi Fly", "Relaxin At Camarillo", "Hooray For Hollywood", "I Love Lucy", "Malibu Breeze", "Waiting For Waits", and "Tokyo Rose Sings The Hollywood Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear.)

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Richie Cole with Phil WoodsSide By Side ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good ... $4.99
Features Walter Booker on Bass, Jimmy Cobb on Drums, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis on Tenor Sax, and John Hicks on Piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Junior CookGood Cookin ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good ... $6.99
With Bill Hardman on trumpet, Slide Hampton on trombone, Al Dailey on piano, and Walter Booker on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and labels have a name in marker.)

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Joao DonatoJoao Donato (aka Donato-Deodato) ... CD
32 Jazz/Muse, 1973. Used ... $14.99
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier grooves on Deodato's work for CTI – served up here in a double-keyboard blend with help from a host of great guest musicians! Other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Romeo Penque on flute, Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, and Michael Gibson on guitar – plus plenty of percussion from Airto and Ray Barretto, who both join in to round out this all star session. Tracks are nicely long, and very jamming at times – and titles include the funky "Whistle Stop", plus "Where's JD", "Capricorn", "Nightripper", and "Batuque". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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Carlos GarnettCosmos Nucleus ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Carlos Garnett really finds his own sound here – and steps into a wonderful blend of funky riffs, spiritual styles, and more – all in one of the most ambitious albums he cut during the 70s! There's a really expansive blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation going on here – played by a large ensemble, but one that's got a nicely focused feel – a groove that really pushes the sound of Garnett's other records with its wide instrumentation, yet which still has all the punch and power of before! Carlos brings in a few slight Caribbean touches – elements he'd experimented with a bit before – and the lineup includes Kenny Kirkland on Fender Rhodes, Roy Campbell and Abdul Malik on trumpets, Al Brown and Charles Dougherty on also sax, Zane Massey and Akum Ra Amen Ra on tenor, Andrew Washington and Cliff Anderson on trombone, Otis McCleary on guitar, Cecil McBee on bass, and Neil Clark and Gene Ballard on percussion. Cheryl P Alexander Sings soulfully at one great spot – the stunning "Mystery Of Ages", which almost feels like a Oneness Of Juju cut – and other titles include "Cosmos Nucleus", "Wise Old Men", "Kafira" and "Bed-Stuy Blues". CD

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Carlos GarnettLet This Melody Ring On ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Soaring soul from Carlos Garnett – one of the reedman's key 70s sides for the Muse Records label – work we'd rank right up there with the spiritual best of Gary Bartz or Norman Connors at the time! Like both of those contemporaries, Garnett's really reaching for something new in the post-Coltrane generation – mixing electric and acoustic instrumentation with compelling rhythmic changes – and often letting in a bit of vocals as well. Most of the music here is instrumental – with Garnett on tenor and baritone sax, plus the great Hubert Eaves on keyboards and Reggie Lucas on guitar – but some tracks also feature very nice vocals from Prema, a female singer who takes up the same sort of role you might find Dee Dee Bridgewater doing with Connors, or Jean Carn with husband Doug. The blend is wonderful, and the vocals really help give the musical message some weight when the come into the mix – and titles include "Panama Roots", "Senor Trane", "Samba Serenade", and "Ghetto Jungle". CD

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Carlos GarnettNew Love ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Excellent work from reedman Carlos Garnett – caught here during the great first chapter of his career, when he cut some really unique albums for Muse Records! This set really has Carlos coming into his own – still working at the spiritual jazz level of earlier releases, but also finding a way to complicate the rhythms a bit – bringing in modes that are really fresh and inventive – sometimes slightly funky, but never slick or polished at all – and still with plenty of bite on all the instrumentation! Garnett plays tenor and soprano sax – the latter with an especially sharp tone – and the group also features Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Joe Bonner on keyboards, and Alphonse Mouzon on drums – plus lots of added percussion. There's a great mix of acoustic reed and trumpet lines with the sweet keyboards of Bonner – and titles include "Bolerock", "Uncle Ben & Aunt Jemma", "The New Love", "Memories Of Coltrane", and "Dance of The Virgins". CD

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✨✧ Buck HillI'm Beginning To See The Light ... CD
Muse, 1991. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful tenor work from Buck Hill – an under-acknowledged genius who finally got his chance to reach a larger audience with a handful of Muse Records releases like this one! Hill's a player with a great deal of feeling – a tone that stretches back to Coleman Hawkins in his best later years, schooled with some of the soul of Stanley Turrentine, but delivered with a warm, rich sound that's all Buck's own – the kind of overlooked tenor talents that would grab your ears from the back of a bar, even if you weren't already hip to the player! Buck's working here with a familiar combo that includes Jon Ozmont on piano, Carroll Dashiell on bass, and Warren Schadd on drums – and he also delivers some surprisingly great original tunes on the set – the titles "Blue Hill", "Mitzi", "Lullaby Of Loosdrecht", "Bossa For Sax", and "Blues In Five For Four Or More". Other titles include "But Beautiful", "I Want To Be Happy", and "Warm Vally". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Willis JacksonBar Wars ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1977. Used ... $8.99
The title's a bit hokey – an obvious play on the Star Wars film that was running in theaters at the time of the record – but the sound is classic Willis Jackson at his finest, recorded in a style that's right up there with his best 60s work for Prestige! The group here is a quintet – with Willis on tenor, Charles Earland on organ, Pat Martino on guitar, Idris Muhammad on drums, and Buddy Caldwell on congas – and as on Earland's best soul jazz sides for Muse from the time, there's a real back-to-basics approach here, one that really gets away from Modes that Willis used on other labels in the 70s. Titles include "The Goose Is Loose", "Bar Wars", "Blue & Sentimental", "Later", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
(Out of print, former owner's label on back of case.)

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Willis JacksonBar Wars ... LP
Muse, 1977. Very Good ... $5.99
The title's a bit hokey – an obvious play on the Star Wars film that was running in theaters at the time of the record – but the sound is classic Willis Jackson at his finest, recorded in a style that's right up there with his best 60s work for Prestige! The group here is a quintet – with Willis on tenor, Charles Earland on organ, Pat Martino on guitar, Idris Muhammad on drums, and Buddy Caldwell on congas – and as on Earland's best soul jazz sides for Muse from the time, there's a real back-to-basics approach here, one that really gets away from Modes that Willis used on other labels in the 70s. Titles include "The Goose Is Loose", "Bar Wars", "Blue & Sentimental", "Later", and "It's All Right With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has masking tape along top and bottom seams, a small center split in the top seam and some pen on the back and labels.)

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Willis Jackson with Von FreemanLockin' Horns ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good ... $9.99
A Texas tenor takes on one of Chicago's mightiest reedmen! Worth it for the presence of Freeman alone (only a handful of recordings exist of the man), this live date from '78 features Gator and Von fronting a heavy, heavy band with Carl Wilson, Yusef Ali, and Joe(as in "Boogaloo") Jones. Screamin' shouts and bluesy honks drive numbers like "Pow!" and "Troubled Times", while the 2 turn down the flame and burn slowly on ballads like "Shadow of Your Smile". The real highlight, though, is a great take on "The Man I Love", done club-style, using the track as a perfect platform for both players to riff in bop-heavy style! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, light staining along the spine and some pen.)

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Etta JonesAt Last ... CD
Muse, 1995. Used ... $6.99
Etta Jones, not Etta James – working here with some great small group backing that includes Houston Person, who also produced the set! CD
(Out of print.)

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Etta JonesFine & Mellow ... LP
Muse, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Accompanied by Houston Person on tenor, Stan Hope on piano, George Devens on vibes, Peter Weiss on bass, Cecil Brooks III on drums, and Ralph Dorsey on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging, with a name in marker in back.)

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✨✧ Etta JonesI'll Be Seeing You ... LP
Muse, 1988. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a name in marker and mild bumped corners.)

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Etta JonesIf You Could See Me Now ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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Etta JonesLove Me With All Your Heart ... LP
Muse, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Accompanied by Joe Newman on trumpet, Houston Person on tenor, Cedar Walton on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear and some notes in pen in back.)

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Etta JonesMs Jones To You ... LP
Muse, 1976. Sealed ... $11.99
Nice 70s work from Etta Jones – done at a time when she was really opening up her sound, thanks in part to prdouction help from Houston Person! Houston's on the set on tenor, and other players include Walter Davis on piano, Buster Williams on bass, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and Grady Tate on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Back cover has some light aging in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Michael LoganNight Out ... CD
Muse, 1990. Used ... $11.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Johnny LytleGood Vibes ... LP
Muse, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
More Johnny Lytle stuff recorded for Muse during his comeback period. This LP features a host of instruments not usually associated with Lytle's standard jazzy vibes style – including electric guitar (played by Melvin Sparks), piano (played by Neal Creque), and an arp synthesizer (which lays down some weak strings on one unfortunate track). The highlights are "After Supper" and a nice reworking of "So What". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a name in marker. Label has a name in marker.)

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Pat MartinoInterchange ... CD
Muse, 1994. Used ... $5.99
Later work from Pat Martino, but a set that shows that the guitarist has lost none of his fire over the years! The set's done with a relatively freewheeling sound – not free, but open, as Martino spirals out wonderfully with some very creative solo lines – often quite extended, and filled with the sort of rapid-fire creativity we've always loved in his work. The group on the date is a quartet – with James Ridl on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Sherman Ferguson on drums – but most numbers feel very dominated by Martino's guitar, which is a good thing by us. Titles include "Black Glass", "Interchange", "Just For Then", "Blue In Green", and "Catch". CD

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Mark MurphyStolen & Other Moments ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Houston PersonLion & His Pride ... CD
Muse, 1991. Used ... $9.99
Houston Person really sounds great in this later date for Muse Records – definitely the older lion in the title, surrounded by a younger pride of players who really make the record swing! The set's got a rock-solid rhythm section with Benny Green on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Winard Harper on drums – that kind of in the pocket combo that was often the driving force of a Person-produced Muse Records session like this. Philip Harper's also in the frontline on trumpet, sparkling nicely next to the tenor – and the tunes have a relatively laidback feel, and a rich sound that hardly shows the date of the record at all. Titles include "Dig", "Dear Heart", "Sweet Love", "Like Someone In Love", and "Captain Hook". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Houston PersonNearness Of You ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A surprising charmer from Houston Person – a record that steps off nicely from his more fully arranged sets on Mercury, and which serves up the same sort of a groove with a looser indie feel! The album kicks off with the wonderful 8 minute stepper "Pretty Please" – a snapping midtempo groove with a sweet slick feel – served up by a group that includes Melvin Sparks, Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, and Grady Tate doing some excellent work on drums. Sonny Phillips electrifies the tune with just the right amount of electric piano – making the track a wonderful soulful dancer. Etta Jones joins the group for the catchy "Please Mr Person" – taking them back into an older soul jazz mode, which continues in a nicely laidback vein on tracks that include "Mean To Me", "Freddie Freeloader", and "I Hope I Can Love Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, cutout notch, and a name in marker in back.)

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✨✧ Houston PersonStolen Sweets ... LP
Muse, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A great little album from Person – one of his best for Muse, and a record that sounds a lot better than the cover or title might indicate! The group's a very swinging quintet with Jimmy Ponder on guitar, Sonny Phillips on organ, Frankie Jones on drums, and Buddy Caldwell onc ongas – and overall, the record feels like a move back to the mid 60s soul jazz mode – Person playing in a relaxed swinging style that was rarely captured on record so well. Titles include "T Bone Steak", "Stolen Sweets", "If Ever I Would Leave You", and "At Last". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker in front along the opening.)

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Houston PersonSuspicions ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Mellow grooving work from Houston – recorded with a lineup that recalls the old days of the Prestige jazz funk years (Sonny Philips, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Bad Bascomb, Virgil Jones, and others), but done with a sound that's pretty polish, and often arranged by Horace Ott to have a soulful instrumental feel. Titles include "Let's Love Again", "Suspicions", "Pieces", "Me & Brudder", "If", and "Blue Monk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a small mark that clicks a bit during "Blue Monk". Label has a bit of pen. Cover has some ring and edge wear and a name in pen in back.)

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Houston Person & Ron CarterSomething In Common ... CD
Muse, 1990. Used ... $9.99
Houston Person on tenor saxophone and Ron Carter on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bu PleasantMs Bu ... LP
Muse, 1973. Very Good+ ... $13.99
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 light wear and aging, and a name and notes in marker. Both seams are partially split.)

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Wallace RoneyCrunchin' ... CD
Muse, 1993. Used ... $14.99
Very vibrant work from trumpeter Wallace Roney – the sort of record that seems to burst out strongly even on the ballads – which is no surprise, given Wallace's tone at the time! The group here is a strong one for Roney – Antonio Hart on alto, Geri Allen on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and the great Kenny Washington on drums – and although the tunes are mostly standards, Wallace voices them strongly as his one – hitting hard with that Roney approach even at gentle moments, but sounding especially nice on the upbeat tracks. Titles include "We See", "What's New", "Angel Eyes", "Time After Time", and "Woody N You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Woody ShawSolid ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1986. Used ... $9.99
One of Woody's last albums – a back to basics set, recorded with a group that include Kenny Garrett on alto sax, Kenny Barron on piano, and guest guitar work on one track by Peter Leitch. The approach is straight modal hardbop – in the spirit of Woody's first recordings for Muse – and although his genius seems to have faltered a bit, his work here is still incredibly solid, much more so than most other trumpeters of his generation, and still expressed in a preference for easily grooving longer tracks. Titles include "Speak Low", "Solid", "There Will Never Be Another You", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "The Woody Woodpecker Song". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jack WalrathOut Of The Tradition ... CD
Muse, 1990. Used ... $8.99
Jack Walrath is a surprisingly compelling trumpeter who always grabs us in different ways – soulful one minute, experimental the next – always with an approach that's quite unique! On this special little set, he begins by just blowing a mouthpiece – using a tone that's really striking – then moving into some warmer lines on trumpet and flugelhorn with sensitive phrasing at points, and bolder notes at others! The group's a quintet, and features Larry Coryell on guitar, Benny Green on piano, Anthony Cox on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums – and titles include "Clear Out Of This World", "So Long Eric", "Stardust", "Wake Up & Wash It Off", "Come Sunday", and "Brother Can You Spare A Dime". CD
(Out of print, booklet has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandOpen Door ... LP
Muse, 1967/1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare sides by the Clarke Boland ensemble – recorded by Gigi Campi in 1967 in Prague, and licensed to Muse in the mid 70s. The group's at their finest here – with some searing soloists like Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott cutting it hard hard hard throughout. Side one features some CBBB standards – like "Milkshake" and "New Box" – but side 2 features the "All Blues Suite", written by Boland, and a great little trio of tracks that includes "Open Door", "Dia Blues", and "Total Blues". Forget the cliches that "blues" makes you think of, because this is hard wailing modern jazz – with a rich amount of emotion, power, and creativity! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Al Cohn & Zoot SimsBody & Soul ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Al Cohn on tenor, Zoot Sims on tenor & soprano, Jaki Byard on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, aging, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Ricky FordHard Groovin' ... CD
Muse, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ricky Ford proves once again that he's one of the best under-discovered tenor talents of his time – with a range of power that stretches back to the end of the 70s soul jazz years, moving forward with the confidence of the young lions of the early 90s! This set's a tremendous batch of tunes handled with ease by Ford and a quintet that includes Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Geoff Keezer on piano, Bob Hurst on bass, and Jeff Waits on drums – all working together perfectly with the poise and power of a group that might have been together for years. The best tracks are the more hard-driving ones – stretching past the five minute range, with that Brooklyn Sunday afternoon warmth that you find in some of the best Muse sides. Titles include "Hard Groovin", "Masaman", "MR CP", "New Bop", and "Fundamental Mood". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Carlos GarnettJourney To Enlightenment ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone 70s classic from reedman Carlos Garnett – and a set that's every bit as righteous as you'd guess from the cover and the title! Garnett really soars to the heavens here – blowing a mixture of different instruments in a setting that takes off from his classic Black Love album, but which is almost even headier overall! Garnett vocalizes on some of the tracks – often working alongside singer Ayodele Jenkins, in a mode that sets things up with these righteous lyrics – then lets the instrumental passages really take over, and express the message in an even deeper way. The core group is nice and tight – with keyboards from Hubert Eaves, guitar from Reggie Lucas, bass from Anthony Jackson and drums from Howard King – plus extra percussion from Charles Pulliam and Neil Clarke – both of whom really fill in the music with lots of complicated rhythmic elements. Titles include the stunning groover "Chana" – plus "Journey To Enlightenment", "Love Flower", "Caribbean Sun", and "Let Us Go To Higher Heights". CD

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✨✧ Harold LandXocia's Dance ... CD
Muse, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great late set from Harold Land – a reunion with his old partner Bobby Hutcherson, in a hip soul jazz session with work from other great west coast talents like Oscar Brashear, George Cables, and Billy Higgins. The tracks aren't as leapingly modal as the pair's earlier work for Blue Note or Cadet, but still have that deeply soulful quality – especially as most numbers are over 8 minutes long, spiralling out into some well-placed, well-evolved solos that make the record one of the strongest sides on Muse from the time. Titles include "Ah I See", "Dark Mood", "Daisy Forever", and "Xocia's Dance". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoSpirit Of The Times ... LP
Muse, 1975. Very Good+ ... 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
(Original pressing! Cover has some light wear, but this is a very nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Shirley ScottOasis ... LP
Muse, 1990. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Houston Person and Charles Davis on tenor, Virgil Jones on trumpet, Arthur Harper on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some notes in pen in back.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersMud In Your Ear ... LP
Muse, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Muddy Waters' band meets the vocals and guitar of Luther Snake Johnson – in a sweet little set that's almost a double-header, given the talent on deck! The material's got a gritty feel that's right up there with Muddy's best for Chess – and the group features Mojo Buford on harmonica, Otis Spann on piano, and Waters on guitar (Muddy couldn't sing, due to contractual obligations!) Johnson's got a nice rough approach – almost a touch of soul at times – and the group keeps things nicely in a classic 60s electrified Chicago mode. The record is quite similar to the Come On Home album from Luther and Muddy – but has a different track list, and maybe different versions of the shared tunes too – with titles that include "Mud In Your Ear", "Diggin My Potatoes", "Watch Dog", "Sting It", "Why'd You Do Me", "Excuse Me Baby", and "Long Distance Call". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hank JonesBop Redux ... CD
Muse, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric KlossEssence ... LP
Muse, 1974. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Excellent work from a time in Kloss' career when he just couldn't miss – and an all-out soul jazz session that ranks as one of his greatest from the 70s! Eric's working here with a killer lineup that includes Hannibal Peterson on trumpet, Mickey Tucker on piano and electric piano, and Buster Williams on bass – on a set of very long tracks that spin out with a sense of free, soulful interplay that's incredible – and which makes the record sound more like a lost groover on Strata East than you'd expect! This is especially true of the 16 minute groover "Essence" – a cut that begins with this amazing Heath Brothers-like break on the intro – rolling basslines out over electric piano and snapping drums – while Kloss blows a monstrously soulful sax part that opens the tune into waves of soulful, spiritual exploration. Other tracks include "Affinity", "Love Will Take You There", and "Descent". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Harold LandXocia's Dance ... LP
Muse, 1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great late set from Harold Land – a reunion with his old partner Bobby Hutcherson, in a hip soul jazz session with work from other great west coast talents like Oscar Brashear, George Cables, and Billy Higgins. The tracks aren't as leapingly modal as the pair's earlier work for Blue Note or Cadet, but still have that deeply soulful quality – especially as most numbers are over 8 minutes long, spiralling out into some well-placed, well-evolved solos that make the record one of the strongest sides on Muse from the time. Titles include "Ah I See", "Dark Mood", "Daisy Forever", and "Xocia's Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some very light wear – but this is a great copy.)

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✨✧ Mark Murphy with Viva BrazilBrazil Song ... LP
Muse, 1983. Near Mint- ... 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
(White label promo. Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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

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✨✧ Richie ColeAlto Madness/Hollywood Madness ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1977/1979. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Nothing too mad here, Alto Madness is a wonderful record that really shows the genius of Richie Cole in the 70s! Cole on Muse is a wonderful combination – sharp-edged alto sax, rooted in tradition – but let loose on some freer soul jazz modes as well, really showing the strong jazz underground that was bubbling strongly at the time. Cole's alto is set up beautifully with rhythm from Harold Mabern on piano, Rick Laird or Steve Gilmore on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums – and the record also features percussion from Ray Mantill and guitar from Vic Juris – both players who shape the sound of the record differently than you might expect. As on other Cole records of the time, Eddie Jefferson makes a great guest appearance – singing wonderfully on "Moody's Mood 78" and "The Common Touch" – the latter of which is a great lost bit of Jefferson from the 70s. Other cuts include "Cole's Nocturne", "The Price Is Right", "Remember Your Day Off", and "Last Tango In Paris". Hollywood Madness, a great example of the Muse Records charm of altoist Richie Cole – bop-fired creativity at its peak, mixed with some added contemporary elements to keep things fresh! In this case, Richie's horn takes on some key bop classics, but also opens up a bit with vocalsits too – Eddie Jefferson on versions of "Hi Fly", "Relaxin At Camarillo", and "Waiting For Waits" – the latter of which also features Tom Waits as well! The Manhattan Transfer make some subtle guest appearances too – but in ways that are much more restrained than their own albums, really leaving most room for Richie's horn. Bruce Forman plays guitar and Dick Hindman piano – and titles include "Hi Fly", "Relaxin At Camarillo", "Hooray For Hollywood", "I Love Lucy", "Malibu Breeze", "Waiting For Waits", and "Tokyo Rose Sings The Hollywood Blues". CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase!)

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✨✧ Eddie JeffersonStill On The Planet ... LP
Muse, 1976. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Great later work from vocalist Eddie Jefferson! Although the title of this one might be read as a haunting premonition of Eddie's untimely early death, the grooves within show nothing of the tragedy that was to overtake him a few years later. Hard swingin' jazz vocal stuff, put together by one of the few true masters of the genre. Eddie vocalizes all over the place on a set of material that runs from bop classics like "Workshop" and "Orinthology", to modern groovers like his great reworking of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon". Richie Cole's on alto and Mickey Tucker's on keyboards, and the set also includes "Zap! Carnivorous" and "Keep Walkin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mark MurphyLiving Room ... LP
Muse, 1986. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A strong set with some unusual material, recorded with the accompaniment of David Braham on keyboards, Ted Curson on trumpet, and Gerry Niewood on tenor and flute. The highlights are the title track, Donald Fagan's "Maxine", and a good medley called "LA Song Cycle", which has Mark doing a version of the great track "LA Breakdown", always a favorite with us! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittTune-Up! ... CD
Muse, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
By this point in his career, Sonny hardly needed a tune up in his style – but the album's a great one from his post-Prestige years, and a real back-to-basics effort that recalls the genius of his work on Roost! The format is straight and simple – Stitt's tenor and alto fronting a quartet that includes Barry Harris, Sam Jones, and Alan Dawson – all playing in a way that puts Sonny in command on all tracks, blowing with an amazing tone that makes us want to throw away all his funk, organ, and electric outings, and just concentrate on these straight acoustic sides. Stitt has a way of blowing the reed like he's got his whole mouth moving into the sax – an earthy, human, and personal feel that first came out strongly in his work during the late 50s, but which has grown even more by this point – even if you couldn't hear the development on other sets. And given our love of funk and electric sides, we're honestly surprised we find ourselves championing a record like this from the early 70s – but it's a great one, and not to be missed if you remotely dig Stitt! Titles include "Tune Up", "Idaho", "Just Friends", "Groovin High", and "Blues For Prez & Bird". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Kenny BarronWhat If? ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Although Kenny Barron's always a heck of a great musician on his own or in a piano trio, we're especially partial to his work in groups with horn players – and this album is a great example of that preference! Kenny first came to fame working with Dizzy Gillespie in the 60s, and since that point, he's always had a tremendous ear for the right tones and shadings from horns needed to augment his own soulful vision on the keys – a way of setting up the other players in the group to build on the well-crafted Barron lines, and take them even further into the stratosphere. This set follows that format, and draws great energy from Wallace Roney on trumpet and John Stubblefield on tenor – both at their younger best, and working alongside Kenny's piano with Cecil McBee on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. The lineup sparkles most on the 4 longer Barron numbers on the album – "Phantoms", "What If", "Voyage", and "Lullabye" – all of which take us back to the brilliance of Kenny's best Muse albums of the 70s. Other tracks feature smaller, more piano-centrist groupings – on tracks that include "Dexterity", "Close To You Alone", and "Trinkle Trinkle". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Les BrownComplete Les Brown Vol 3 – January 9, 1939 to April 7, 1939 ... LP
Ajazz, 1939. Sealed ... $1.99
With John Martel, Mel Hurwitz, and Les Kritz on trumpets, Bob Fishel, Frank Ward, and Mort Bullman on trombone, Les Brown on clarinet and alto, Steve Madrick and Herb Muse on alto, Wolfe Taninbaum, Don Hammond, Carl Rand, and sam Bidder on tenor, Billy Rowland on piano, Allan Ruess and Joe Petroni on guitar, Bassie Deters on bass, and Eddie Julian on drums. Vocals by Miriam Shaw and Herb Muse. LP, Vinyl record album

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Richie Cole & Hank CrawfordBossa International ... LP
Milestone, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Twin alto frenzy from the team of Richie Cole and Hank Crawford – a set that has lots of the sharp edges that you'd expect from Cole's 70s classics on Muse! Not all of the material is bossa – although there are a few nice samba-styled groovers – as other cuts have the boppish inflections that Cole's always been great at, which makes for a nice setting for Crawford to show off some of his own chops as well. Other players include Emily Remler on guitar, Marshall Hawkins on bass, and Victor Jones on drums – and the set's a live one, so most tracks are nice and long. Titles include "Bossa International", "Samba De Orpheus", "Snowfall", "Fantasy Blues", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album

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ContinuumMad About Tadd ... LP
Quicksilver, 1983. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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
(Later pressing on PAJ. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ DweleSubject ... LP
Virgin, 2003. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A sparkling debut from Detroit's Dwele – a sweet vocalist in the Donny Hathaway tradition, but with a tight, beat heavy soul sound that glides between 70s soul jazz, mellowed-out Jay Dee synth hop groove, and the natural soul vibe ?uestlove brings to his productions! We first caught wind of Dwele on Slum Village's "Tainted" single, and that's a good indication of the sound you'll find on the debut. Mellow, trippy keys and sound washes drench the album from beginning-to-end, with Dwele's often deeply layered vocals weighing the bright, modern groove aspects of the sound with a rich sense of soul history. There's a slight 70s soul jazz vibe, too, in spots – a sophisticated studio groove with bright bass and some sunny, soulfully strummed electric guitar. Dwele finds some truly nice middle ground between the natural soul scene, modern groove, and the mellower beats and grooves of the best Detroit hip hop of recent years – a scene that Dwele indeed was a player in before finding his soul muse. Great stuff – similar enough to some of his contemporaries – but still wholly unique in Dwele's embrace of a bright, sunny, polished sound that still manages to maintain naturally soulful grit and grease! The title track is a classic – crackly, thumping beats, sweetly chiming keys, and capital M Moody vocals – and many others are nearly as strong! Includes "Hold On", "Find A Way", "Day At A Time", "Kick Out Of You", "Sho Ya Right", "Lady Mahogany", Money Don't Mean A Thing", and more. 10 tracks on the LP. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a small cutout mark through the barcode.)

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Kenny GarrettSounds From The Ancestors ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett is no stranger to the sounds of his ancestors – as he's got a great legacy of mixing deeper spiritual currents into his music – yet here, that approach is nicely foregrounded in ways we haven't heard from Kenny in quite some time – making for a record that's brimming over with warmth and energy throughout! The set has a core group that features Kenny mostly on alto, with piano from Vernell Brown, bass from Corcoran Holt, drums from Ronald Bruner, and percussion from Rudy Bird – all working in ways that move African influences further into jazz, maybe a bit like some of the best 80s work of the style on a label like Muse Records – with contributions along the way from Lenny White on drums, Johnny Mercier on organ, Maurice Brown on trumpet, and Pedrito Martinez and Dreiser Durruthy on percussion. Dwight Trible turns in a beautiful vocal performance on one cut, and Kenny even vocalizes a bit too – on titles that include "Hargrove", "When The Days Were Different", "Soldiers Of The Fields", "What Was That", "It's Time To Come Home", and "For Art's Sake". CD

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Al GreenLove Ritual – Rare & Previously Unreleased 1968 to 1976 ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
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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Winard Harper with Jeli PosseCoexist ... CD
JLP, 2012. Used ... $8.99
A great title for this hip little record – one that definitely has the group coexisting together beautifully in the space of the set – working with well-fused energy that really makes the music shine! The set's got the soulful vibe of some of the best indie sets from the end of the 80s – like some of the overlooked gems on the Muse label – with a deep sense of roots, but a fresh way of presenting them – so that the set's neither the usual bag of jazz, nor some overwrought attempt to recreate history. Instead, it's something fresh and new, and very personal – from drummer Winard Harper (who also plays some balafon too!), along with Bruce Harris on trumpet, Jovan Alexandre on tenor, Michael Dease on trombone, Roy Assaf on piano – and guest work from Frank Wess on tenor and flute, Mark Gross on alto, and Tadataka Unno on piano. Titles include "Helen's Song", "Ummah", "Hard Times", "Get Tough", "A Bientot", "Triumph", and "Coexist". CD

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✨✧ Van HuntWhat Were You Hoping For? ... CD
Godless Hotspot/Baboons In The Arthouse, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Van Hunt started out strong as a solo artist in the mid 00s – with a couple of records with great songs with some leftfield elements on the outer edges, suggesting a creative spirit somewhat reigned in by commercial necessity – a few albums later, he's in the indie realm doing just whatever the heck he wants to, and it's invigorating, unpredictable stuff! Following his muse works really well! There's a bit of a stripped down, almost low fi vibe, though it's steeped in real soul. The mood runs from hazy beats and stratchy-sounding vox, to sweet keys and soaring soul vocals, to Afro punk guitars and beyond. Van Hunt does a lot work by himself – songwriting, producing and arranging, plus most of the singing, guitar, synth bass and drum programming – with additional accompaniment on live drums, keys, upright bass, percussion and more when the mood calls for more. includes "North Hollywood", "Watching You Go Crazy Is Driving Me Insane", "Designer Jeans", "Plum", "Fall (Violet)", "Moving Targets", "Eyes Like Pearls", "A Time Machine Is My New Girlfriend", What Were You Hoping For?", "It's A Mysterious Hustle" and more. One song begins with the line, "Fractured, but not broken", which is a brilliant way to describe Van Hunt's music at this point. There's no one else doing it like him right now! CD

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Abdullah IbrahimWater From An Ancient Well ... CD
Ekapa/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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Tommy JonesMama ... LP
M&M, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Forget the old-fashioned looking cover – as this set is a tenor/organ groover – and a nice one at that! The set features rare work from Tommy "Madman" Jones – one of the lost tenor talents in Chicago's sax-heavy scene of the 50s and 60s! This later album by Tommy is a real groover – and has him working with a soulful quintet that includes organ, guitar, bass, and drums. The tracks have a 60s soul jazz sort of approach to them – with solos and grooves that are more drawn out than some of Tommy's earlier, more R&B oriented work – and which are produced here with kind of a Muse Records sort of approach. The album features a nice reworking of Tommy's "Egg Nog", which he'd done in earlier years as a funky 45 – plus the original tunes "Mama", "Blues For Gene", and "Shirley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a name on the back – but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Pat LabarberaPass It On ... LP
PM, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A strong little set from the upstate scene that circled around PM Records in the mid 70s – one headed up by sax player Pat Labarbera, and which features Gene Perla on bass, Joe Labarbera on drums, and either Richie Beirach or Don Thompson on piano! Pat plays tenor, soprano, and flute – and at times, he's going for the harder-jamming PM sound – with those sharp edges in the rhythms you'd expect from Perla and Labarbera – but at others, he kicks back and blows with surprising soulfulness that brings some great lyrical moments to the set – this sense of soul that we really love. Titles include "Little Lady", "Cellar Muse", "Pass It On", "Up Loose", and "Princess Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light stains in back.)

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Kenji MoriBe Bop 82 ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
Saxophonist Keni Mori really lives up to the spirit of the title here – given that five of the album's six tracks are Charlie Parker compositions – all played by the group with a nicely updated version of bebop roots! The feel of the record is warmer than an older bop session from the late 40s – thanks in part to the use of guitar by Toshihisa Morita, and Yamaha piano by Yoshiko Naya – both players who still play boppish lines, but with more contemporary colorings – with a sound that's maybe a bit like some of the best bop revival material coming out on Muse Records at the end of the 70s! Mori himself plays both alto and flute – the latter of which makes for a nice change – and titles include "Confirmation", "My Little Suede Shoes", "Moose The Moche", "Exit", and "Donna Lee". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Nathen PagePage-ing Nathen ... LP
Hugo's Music, 1982. Very Good ... $14.99
Page was one of the more obscure players of the east coast soul jazz underground that surfaced often on labels like Strata East and Muse during the 70s – and although he made few albums as a leader, he's a pretty strong single-note guitar player with a good range of styles. This 1982 album has him playing with Buster Williams, Billy Hart, and Kenny Barron – and the sound's a mix of straight soul jazz tunes, plus others that have a slicker, more-produced sound. Includes a version of Joe Henderson's "Inner Urge", plus the originals "Sunday Morning Samba", "Reba", and "Gypsy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Radio station copy, with large notes and a sticker attached to the front with strips of masking tape, and some notes in pen and marker on back.)

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✨✧ Gary PeacockNow This ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2015. Used ... $12.99
Gary Peacock's bass has always had a wonderful home on the ECM label – one of the few places its deepest, most powerful tones can really come to light – as they do strongly on this well-balanced trio recording with Marc Copland on piano and Joey Baron on drums! All three players are masters of understatement – able to make such powerful movements with just a bit of energy – and the brooding quality of Peacock gets offset through some illuminations on Copland's piano in this really great way – while Baron shifts in these careful, thoughtful modes that greatly accommodate both musicians. Titles include "Gaia", "Christa", "Vignette", "Gloria's Step", "Requiem", "Shadows", and "Esprit De Muse". CD

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Houston PersonLittle Houston Person On The Side (32 Jazz pressing) ... CD
32 Jazz, 1980s/1990s. Used ... $7.99
A little Houston Person on the side – but more than enough to make up a main course too! The set features Person playing tenor on a host of albums he produced for Muse Records in the late 80s and 1990s – mostly dates issued under other players' names, but also featuring a few that include Houston as the leader, too! Person's solidly soulful tenor is razor-sharp by this point in his career, but possibly even more important is his powerful force in the studio – working on all these sessions to keep the soul jazz fire of the 60s burning strong – at a time when Muse Records was one of the only holdouts to still keep putting out classic music like this! Other players include Groove Holmes on organ, Ron Bridgewater on tenor, Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, Teddy Edwards on tenor, Benny Green on piano, and Jack McDuff on Hammond – and titles include "Blue Seven", "Sweet Slumber", "When Sonny Gets Blue", "Broadway", "Equinox", "Laughing At Life", and "Late Night Lullaby". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Alvin QueenI Ain't Looking At You ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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Ernst ReijsegerChronicle – Ernst Reijseger & Werner Herzog Film Scores ... CD
Caldera (Italy), Late 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $26.99
Sublime sounds from cellist Ernest Reijseger – an artist who we mostly know for his work in the field of improvised music, but who's also become one of the key soundtrack composers to work with director Werner Herzog over the past 20 years! In fact, it might well be said that Ernest is Werner's muse – as the pair work together so beautifully, in ways that provide musical illumination that's very different than in earlier Herzog films – as you'll hear over the course of this set of selections from films the pair have worked on together! All tracks feature some cello from Reijseger, sometimes with just a single second instrument – such as organ or piano – sometimes with additional instrumentation, and occasionally a bit of voice – and although the music here is pulled from a number of different films, the tracks have a very unified feel together. Includes work from the movies Rescue Dawn, Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin, The White Diamond, My Son My Son, Salt & Fire, Fireball, and Family Romance LLC. CD
(Includes bonus interview track!)

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Jesse Sharps Quintet/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraSharps & Flats ... LP
Nimbus, 1986. New Copy ... $34.99 About February 15, 2022
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
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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✨✧ Woody ShawUnited ... LP
CBS, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Damn wonderful work from Woody Shaw – a sublime set for Columbia Records, and one that's head and shoulders above most major label jazz of its generation! Woody's still in his most soulful modes here – the soaring, spiritual, joyous tones we always love in his Muse Records work from a few years before – delivered here with a tightness and vision that even goes beyond those records – thanks to help from Mulgrew Miller on piano, Gary Bartz on alto sax, Steve Turre on trombone, Stafford James on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums. As with most of Shaw's best records, this is truly a great group effort – from the bold tones of Turre, to the soul-drenched pulsations of James, to the highly rhythmic modes from Miller's piano – all fused together perfectly under Woody's magical vision as a leader, and set fire on tunes that include "United", "Katrina Ballerina", "Pressing The Issue", and "The Greene Street Caper", and "Blues For Wood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some staining at the bottom & up the sides from moisture, and surface wear, but – includes a glossy promo photo and a 3 page bio, which also have some wear from moisture.)

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SolSol (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Guerra Company/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 34.99
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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Neil Swainson Quintet with Joe Henderson & Woody Shaw49th Parallel ... CD
Concord/Reel To Real, 1987. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
An overlooked moment of genius from Canadian bassist Neil Swainson – maybe the only album of his we've seen as a leader, and a tremendous showcase for the talents of Joe Henderson on tenor and Woody Shaw on trumpet! The album's a beautiful burner – filled with original songs by Neil, and handled by the group with some of the soulful flow you'd find on the best Woody Shaw albums for Muse Records in the 70s – a mode that's very much out of time, especially as the whole thing was issued on the Concord label, which isn't usually such a strong showcase for material as soulful and expressive as this! The rest of the combo features Jerry Fuller on drums and Gary Williamson on piano – and titles include "Don't Hurt Yourself", "49th Parallel", "Port Of Spain", "On The Lam", "Labyrinth", and "Southern Exposure". CD

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Stan Tracey & Bobby WellinsTracey/Wellins Play Monk ... CD
Resteamed (UK), 2006. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Stan Tracey's love of Thelonious Monk is no surprise – given that Stan's earliest recordings were essentially the British equivalent of Monk's angular experiments back in the 50s! Here, though, Stan revisits the territory of his main muse – but he does so with a slightly different feel, and one that keeps the record from just being a simple rehash of Monk's ideas. The tunes are all by Thelonious, but Stan's presentation of them is nicely personal – a bit more mature and mellowed slightly with age, and done in wonderful tandem with saxophonist Bobby Wellins – as well as bassist Andrew Cleyndert, and drummer Clark Tracey. Titles include "Monk's Mood", "Let's Cool One", "Bright Mississippi", "Locomotive", "Well You Needn't", and "I Mean You". CD

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Jan Ptasyn WroblewskiSlupy Milowe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Never-issued material from Polish saxophonist Jan Ptasyn Wroblewski – material recorded at the end of the 70s for Polish Radio, done in a small combo mode that's a real back to basics change, after some of his larger projects of the decade! The setting is nice and lean – Jan on tenor, with guitar, bass, and drums – very much in the mode of an old Sonny Stitt session, with maybe some of the same production touches that Stitt was getting on his 70s records for Muse. Jan's great on both the ballads, which open up with a soulful vibe that's really beautiful – and the more swinging tunes, which are very much in a post-bop mode, and occasionally pick up some nice modal currents. The use of guitar by Marek Blizinski makes for some very different chromatic elements on the set – and titles include "Bebopem Go", "Slupy Milowe", "Rower Z Debu Czyli Dabrower", and "Czarna Chandra From Calcutta". CD features three bonus tracks – "Ciruka Z Rurki", "Dykteryka", and "Ugrysciorba". 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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✨✧ Harold OusleyKid ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the greatest solo effort from saxophonist Harold Ouseley – a groovy electric funk album recorded with Neal Creque on keyboards and Jay Leonhart on bass – hitting these great rolling lines that give the record a different groove than usual! The sound is a bit like some the other Cobblestone/Muse funk albums from the time, but actually sounds better on the mellow cuts than it does on the ones that try to be hard and funky – thanks to some laidback genius from Creque on the keys, which Ousley seems to pick up nicely. Cuts include "The Kid", "The Prodigal Son", and "One for the Masses". Also with the nice groover "Forget It, I Got It", which starts with a very nice break! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear and aging, and some sticker remnants in front.)

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✨✧ VariousPraise Poems 5 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record with a sound that's much richer than you'd expect from the cover – not the spare, stark image on the front – but a wonderfully deep array of sounds from the more spiritual side of the jazz spectrum! As with previous volumes, the collection of tunes here is amazing – tracks that are so underground, they've even been missed by collectors over the past few decades – gems that plumb the vinyl depths even beyond labels like Strata East, Black Jazz, or Muse – to show that there were some even more amazing musical moments taking place far out in the hinterland! Those three other labels would be a great comparison to the style here – especially the last two – as many of the cuts have an early 70s blend of electric jazz, funk, and maybe a bit of soul – sometimes vocal, sometimes instrumental – very deep all the way through. Titles include "Anita" by Scott Cunningham Band, "Move On" by Robert Cote with Orange Lake Drive, "Red Clay" by Gunn High School Jazz Reunion, "Chocolate Puddin" by Gate, "Down Here On The Ground" by Keither Florence, "Funky Resurgence" by Ulysses Crockett, "Al's Thing" by Al Walton Trio, "Walk With Me" by David Lee Jones Trio, "When She's Gone" by Anything Goes, "Empty Days" by Randy Larkin, and "Strange Things" by Tim James. CD

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✨✧ Jose FelicianoThat The Spirit Needs (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sublime one from Jose Feliciano! The record pushes past the easy Latin pop style of the late 60s, and features Jose working through hip rock tunes – both of his own creation, and by writers like Elton John and Cat Stevens. The real highlight of the album is an incredible reading of "Wild World" – done with a mix of fast guitar, strings, and even a bit of Brazilian-tinged scatting that breaks down in the middle and always makes us stop cold! The rest of the record's almost as good, and titles include "Daytime Dreams", "Mellow Feeling", "Come Down Jesus", "Pay Day", and "Only Once". (Also issued under the title Of Muse & Man.) CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Kenny GarrettSounds From The Ancestors (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mack Avenue, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett is no stranger to the sounds of his ancestors – as he's got a great legacy of mixing deeper spiritual currents into his music – yet here, that approach is nicely foregrounded in ways we haven't heard from Kenny in quite some time – making for a record that's brimming over with warmth and energy throughout! The set has a core group that features Kenny mostly on alto, with piano from Vernell Brown, bass from Corcoran Holt, drums from Ronald Bruner, and percussion from Rudy Bird – all working in ways that move African influences further into jazz, maybe a bit like some of the best 80s work of the style on a label like Muse Records – with contributions along the way from Lenny White on drums, Johnny Mercier on organ, Maurice Brown on trumpet, and Pedrito Martinez and Dreiser Durruthy on percussion. Dwight Trible turns in a beautiful vocal performance on one cut, and Kenny even vocalizes a bit too – on titles that include "Hargrove", "When The Days Were Different", "Soldiers Of The Fields", "What Was That", "It's Time To Come Home", and "For Art's Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Sounds From The Ancestors ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieSesjun Radio Shows Vol 1 – Dutch Radio Session ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
If you like Dizzy Gillespie as much as us, you'll know that he kept on getting better and better as the years went on – continuing to evolve as a musician, into territory that's always very different than what he was giving the world a few years before! That's definitely the case here, on two live performances done for Dutch Radio in the late 70s – both of which feature a guitar as the key partner – with Rodney Jones on the first half, Ed Cherry on the second, and bass from Benjamin Brown and drums from the great Mickey Roker. Tracks are long, and open up in this really wonderful way – and the group is joined by percussionist Sheyvonne Wright on the second half, who also sings a bit too. There's a quality here that's much more in the best 70s work on the Muse label than you might expect – and titles include "Barcelona", "Diddy Wah Diddy", "Toccata", "The Truth", "Night In Tunisia", "Manha De Carnaval", and Round Midnight". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesLive In France 1980 ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jesse Sharps Quintet/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraSharps & Flats ... CD
Nimbus, 1979/1985. New Copy ... 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 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... 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". CD features 3 bonus tracks too – "Isabel The Liberator", "Joshua C", and "Why". CD
(Out of print. Small cutout hole through case and tray card.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBuhaina ... LP
Prestige (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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 ... Out Of Stock
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)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Eero KoivistoinenLabyrinth (2CDs – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Love/Svart (Finland), 1977. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousPraise Poems 5 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s (with bonus download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A record with a sound that's much richer than you'd expect from the cover – not the spare, stark image on the front – but a wonderfully deep array of sounds from the more spiritual side of the jazz spectrum! As with previous volumes, the collection of tunes here is amazing – tracks that are so underground, they've even been missed by collectors over the past few decades – gems that plumb the vinyl depths even beyond labels like Strata East, Black Jazz, or Muse – to show that there were some even more amazing musical moments taking place far out in the hinterland! Those three other labels would be a great comparison to the style here – especially the last two – as many of the cuts have an early 70s blend of electric jazz, funk, and maybe a bit of soul – sometimes vocal, sometimes instrumental – very deep all the way through. Titles include "Anita" by Scott Cunningham Band, "Move On" by Robert Cote with Orange Lake Drive, "Red Clay" by Gunn High School Jazz Reunion, "Chocolate Puddin" by Gate, "Down Here On The Ground" by Keither Florence, "Funky Resurgence" by Ulysses Crockett, "Al's Thing" by Al Walton Trio, "Walk With Me" by David Lee Jones Trio, "When She's Gone" by Anything Goes, "Empty Days" by Randy Larkin, and "Strange Things" by Tim James. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Vince AndrewsLove, Oh Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Gerard/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little batch of jazzy soul by Vince Andrews – a vocalist and sax player from Columbus, Ohio – which is where he recorded this obscure early 80s set, a record with a vibe that's maybe more 70s overall! The record has a great little groove – kind of that Charles Earland stepping vibe that we love on his late 70s Muse recordings – supported by some sweet organ work from Bobby Floyd, a player we don't know at all, but who really shines here! Most of the cuts just feature a trio – with Matt Wagner on drums, and Vince on alto, tenor, soprano sax, and flute – working through mostly original material that includes "Love Oh Love", "Akila", "The One Who Needs You", "Being With You", and "Vibrating With Vince". CD features a bonus alternate take of "Love Oh Love". CD

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✨✧ Billie Jewell with Peven EverettAmouse Bouche ... CD
Studio Confession, 2000. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Singer Billie Jewell gets some great grooves here – backings and production from Peven Everett, who put the whole thing together and co-wrote the tunes with Billie! Jewell is something of a muse for legendary underground soul figure Everett – a female singer that lets him unleash a whole new side of his creativity, in ways that often have Billie soaring over clubby tracks like some old school disco diva! Titles include "I Know You're Heaven", "Ovah You", "Why We Breakin Up", "Sure In Love", "Eye Candy", and "How Can I Be Sure". CD
 
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✨✧ Starvin B & Fel SweetenbergSoul Museum ... CD
Effiscienz (France), 2015. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Throwing MusesReal Ramona ... CD
Sire/Warner, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Groove Presents45 RPM Cover Museum By Muro (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally great book for 7" collectors – especially if you dig unusual picture sleeves! The book was put together by DJ Muro – an artist we've come to love for his work on mixes and compilations, but who's also well-known for his massive record collection, too – one that's certainly informed his music, but which stands well enough on its own – as you'll see in the book! For the volume, Muro brought together rare 7" picture sleeve images – all in a full-color, 7" package that's just the size of a vintage 45 – so that flipping the pages is almost like sifting through a stack of singles. Most of the images are from rare Japanese and Asian pressings – which means that you'll see unusual covers for funk, soul, soundtrack, and other groovy music styles of the 70s and 80s. Some of the images are odd variations on the American LP covers, and others are completely unique – and together, they provide a fascinating visual document that's sure to please any collector of rare singles. Almost 250 pages, full color! Book

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✨✧ VariousSecret Museum Of Mankind – Guitars Vol 1 – Prologue To Modern Styles ... LP
Jalopy, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The Secret Museum Of Mankind is always a pretty amazing series – one that really opens up our understanding of sounds from the early days of recorded music! And this time around, that legacy is maybe even more important – as the collection pulls together work from rare 78s that hint at guitar sounds and styles that would come into play much more often in years to come – amazing music from a wide array of global sources, just about all of which we might have missed, were it not for the curatorial talents of the label! As always with these volumes, there's some great notes that really deepen our understanding of the sounds – and the set features 18 tracks by artists who include Agustin P Barrios, Maestro Pasquale Taraffo, S Giorgiadis, Ramon Montoya, Dakshmina Mohun Tagore, Cuarteto Aguilar, Pierre Borel & Polo Quilci, Jeronimo Villarino, and Giuseppe Cammarato. LP, Vinyl record album

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Giancarlo Bigazzi & Marco FalagianiMediterraneo (clear blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
AMS (Italy), 1991. New Copy ... $18.99
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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