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MuseShowbiz ... LP
Warner, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(2009 issue, still in the shrink, including the insert.)

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Elton JohnMuse – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Rocket/Island, 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Public EnemyMuse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age ... CD
Def Jam, 1994. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Whole Lotta Love Goin On In The Middle Of Hell", "Give It Up", "What Side You On?", "Bedlam 13:13", "Stop In The Name...", "What Kind Of Power We Got?", "So Whatcha Gone Do Now?", "White Heaven/Black Hell", "Live And Undrugged Part 1 & 2", "Death Of A Carjacka", "I Stand Accused", and more. CD

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✨✧ Cedar Walton - Hank Hobley QuintetBreakthrough (Muse pressing) ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the last great albums that Hank Mobley ever cut! Although Mobley's 70s output was nothing compared to his 60s Blue Note work, this 1972 session for Cobblestone/Muse is a winner, and features the aging tenorist co-leading a crack quintet with Cedar Walton, and featuring Billy Higgins, Sam Jones, and Charles Davis. The set's freer than Mobley's Blue Note work, but the group's right on the money – and the record is dominated by fierce soulful solos. Walton plays both acoustic and electric piano, at times, the record feels as if it might have been issued on the Black Jazz label. Tracks include "Sabia", "Breakthrough", "Early Morning Stroll", and the beautiful "House On Maple Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some light aging on the opening.)

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

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✨✧ Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion (Muse) ... LP
Timeless/Muse, 1975. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A seminal work in the development of the career of Cedar Walton – the formation of his excellent Eastern Rebellion ensemble, a group that became a platform for soul jazz expression for the next two decades! The group on this set features George Coleman on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all working in territory that Walton and Clifford Jordan were exploring heavily at the time – long, drawn-out soul jazz tunes – frequently built upon modal rhythms, and touched with traces of post-Coltrane blowing. The key factor, though, is that the work's never too outside, never too overindulgent – just hard-swinging soul jazz, in a 70s expression of the older Blue Note ideal! Titles include "Bolivia", "5/4 Thing", "Mode For Joe", and "Naima". LP, Vinyl record album
(US Timeless/Muse promo pressing.)
 
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Kenny Barron & Ted DunbarIn Tandem ... LP
Muse, 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Roy BrooksFree Slave ... LP
Muse, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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Donald BrownCar Tunes ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... $4.99
Hardly the sort of music you'd hear in the car from most folks on the road – and a beautiful batch of soul jazz numbers from pianist Donald Brown! The album's got a beautiful balance between sharp-edged tunes and warmer ones – a way of stepping back and forth through a solid, soulful space that Brown fills up beautifully with a range of expressions on the piano. Some tunes have a mellow glow, others a more modern approach – and the players here are all ones who can easily match that energy – Don Braden on tenor and flute, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Steve Nelson on vibes, and Bill Mobley on trumpet and flugelhorn. Harold Mabern makes a surprising vocal appearance on one track – and titles include "Car Tunes", "Theme For My Father", "Blues For Brother Jerome", "Mr Felgeyrolles", "Being With You", and "There Is A Rose In Spanish Harlem". CD

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Donald BrownSources Of Inspiration (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Muse, 1990. New Copy ... $4.99
D An inspiring set from pianist Donald Brown– working here in a group that features some especially nice work from Gary Bartz and Eddie Henderson! Bartz plays soprano and alto sax, Henderson trumpet and flugelhorn – and both players fill the album with soulful colors and well-spun solos – stretching out majestically to give the set a great deal of power, and really match Brown's imaginative compositions. Donald's piano lines are great too, and rhythmic support is from Buster Williams on bass and Carl Allen on drums – the last two points in a star of a quintet for the session. Titles include "Capteown Ambush", "Overtaken By A Moment", "New York", "Phineas", "The Human Impersonator",and "Do We Have To Say Goodbye". CD includes 2 bonus tracks; "Embraceable You" & "Insane Asylum". CD

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Jaki ByardFamily Man ... LP
Muse, 1978. Sealed ... $6.99
Jaki Byard brings plenty to the table here – playing both tenor and alto sax, in addition to his usual piano – and showing once again that he's not just a multi-instrumentalist, but also one of the most multi-voiced talents in jazz! Byard seems to bring a similar spirit of multiplicity to his players on the date – as Major Holly plays tuba and Fender bass, as well as his usual acoustic bass – and drummer Warren Smith also picks up a bit of tympani and vibes as well, especially on the tracks that feature added drummer JR Mitchell. Side one of the record features shorter tunes that showcase Byard's ear for many generations of jazz at once – titles that include "Ballad To Louise", "Just Rollin Along", and "LH Gateway Rag". Side two features part of Jaki's "Family Suite", which is a much more modern number overall – filled with beautiful little pictures in sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Jaki ByardThere'll Be Some Changes Made ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Solo piano from Byard. Titles include "Besame Mucho", "Lonely Town", "Blues Au Gratin", "Tribute To Jimmy Slide", and "Spanish Tinge #3". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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Joe ChambersDouble Exposure ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Spacey album of keyboard duets between Joe Chambers and the great Larry Young. Recorded shortly before Larry passed away, this album features him and Chambers on a number of different piano and synthesizers, and Chambers playing drums on a few tracks while Larry grooves on organ. Very free, with little of the rhythmic pulse that you'd find in Larry's other late work. Cuts include "Message from Mars", "Rock Pile", "The Orge", and "Mind Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Creative Construction CompanyCreative Construction Company Vol 2 ... LP
Muse, 1970/1976. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Classic Chicago avant garde jazz, recorded at Peace Church New York by Ornette Coleman in 1970, and featuring Leroy Jenkins, Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Richard Davis, Steve McCall, and Muhal Richard Abrams. The whole LP's one long track called "No More White Gloves", and the sound is a perfect summation of the direction the AACM was heading in the 70's, while still be an excellent example of the work that they did in the 60's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and price sticker remnants.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisHeavy Hitter ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1979. Used ... $4.99
A Heavy Hitter from tenorist Eddie Lockjaw Davis – recorded a bit late in his career, but with a sound that's mighty nice – and every bit as great as some of his 60s recordings for Prestige! The combo's small, swinging, and soulful – Albert Dailey on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – coming together with a perfect punch that makes Davis sound better than he'd sounded in years – blowing with that raspy, human tone that nobody else did so well – grabbing us from the get-go, even on familiar tunes! Titles include "Comin Home Baby", "Jim Dog", "Just One Of Those Things", and "When Your Lover Has Gone". CD
(Out of print.)

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Papa John DeFrancescoComin Home ... CD
Muse, 1994. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Joao Donato/Eumir DeodatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier grooves on Deodato's work for CTI – served up here in a double-keyboard blend with help from a host of great guest musicians! Other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Romeo Penque on flute, Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, and Michael Gibson on guitar – plus plenty of percussion from Airto and Ray Barretto, who both join in to round out this all star session. Tracks are nicely long, and very jamming at times – and titles include the funky "Whistle Stop", plus "Where's JD", "Capricorn", "Nightripper", and "Batuque". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles EarlandPleasant Afternoon ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good ... $11.99
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
(Cover has some wear and sticker residue.)

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

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Bruce FormanRiver Journey ... LP
Muse, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Red GarlandFeelin' Red ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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

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Bill HardmanHome ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Features Junior Cook on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, and Mucky Tucker on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Louis Hayes/Junior Cook with Woody ShawIchi-Ban (US pressing) ... LP
Timeless/Muse, 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion. Tracks are long, and stretch out in that searching, modal style that Shaw was using a lot at the time – and although the Hayes/Cook team are listed as the leaders on the set, the record clearly owes a lot to Shaw's influence and style. A wonderful record that we just don't turn up often enough! Titles include "Ichi Ban", "Book's Bossa", "Pannonica", "Brothers & Sisters", and a great take on "Moontrane". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michele HendricksKeepin Me Satisfied ... CD
Muse/Breaktime (Japan), 1988. Used ... $11.99
Really lovely work from Michelle Hendricks – a set that's quite different than the work of her famous father Jon, but equally groovy in the end! Michelle's more of a direct vocalist than her dad – less inclined to vocalese, and more lyrically directed, but in a really wonderful way that's often drenched in soul – hitting some of the same hip indie modes that Carmen Lundy was pushing at the same time. There's a bit of scatting on the set, and Jon guests on one track with a boppish feel – but the best numbers are almost those that come off straight, with a really great sort of soulful energy. Players include Slide Hampton on trombone, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, and David Leonhardt on piano – and tracks include "What's Going On", "How Insensitive", "If It's Magic", "Sassy Strut", "Everbody's Boppin", "Keep On", and "Time To Say". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi, which is slightly faded and has a small piece of tape on the back.)

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✨✧ Buck HillI'm Beginning To See The Light ... CD
Muse, 1991. Used ... $5.99
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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✨✧ Earl HinesLegendary Little Theater Concert Of 1964 Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Muse, 1964. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
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(80s issue. Cover has a small piece of tape on back.)

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Jay HoggardFountain ... CD
Muse, 1991. Used ... $3.99
A fountain of flowing work on vibes from the great Jay Hoggard – a player who seems to be a bit more forceful here than usual, although still often giving to his usually spacious style! The group's a quintet, with some great guitar work from Kenny Burrell – played in an open-handed way that's a nice match for Hoggard's vibes – and the rest of the combo features James Weidman on piano, Marcus McLaurine on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums. The vibe is more straight ahead than some of Hoggard's more atmospheric records, which is a nice change – and titles include "Fables Of Faubus", "The Fountain", "My One & Only Love", "Sweet Potato", and "Starting Over". CD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)
Also available Fountain ... CD 4.99

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Jay HoggardFountain ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99
A fountain of flowing work on vibes from the great Jay Hoggard – a player who seems to be a bit more forceful here than usual, although still often giving to his usually spacious style! The group's a quintet, with some great guitar work from Kenny Burrell – played in an open-handed way that's a nice match for Hoggard's vibes – and the rest of the combo features James Weidman on piano, Marcus McLaurine on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums. The vibe is more straight ahead than some of Hoggard's more atmospheric records, which is a nice change – and titles include "Fables Of Faubus", "The Fountain", "My One & Only Love", "Sweet Potato", and "Starting Over". CD
Also available Fountain ... CD 3.99

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Jay HoggardNight In Greenwich Village ... CD
Muse, 1987. New Copy ... $4.99
Great extended work from vibist Jay Hoggard – a live date that has him spinning out beautifully on a set of really long tracks! Hoggard's trademark sensitivity to sounds and tones is very firmly in place here – but the live setting almost seems to focus it a bit more, even though most tracks on the set hit a length that goes well past 12 minutes in length. Most numbers start with Jay feeling things out in solo mode – then bring in rhythmic support from Geri Allen on piano, Anthony Cox on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. Titles include "The Guiding Spirit", "Monk's Mood", "Mystic Winds Tropic Breezes", "Night In Tunisia", and "Comfort In The Storm". CD

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Randy JohnstonIn A-Chord ... CD
Muse, 1994. New Copy ... $4.99
The title's a bit hokey, and the cover is too – but the record's a really great batch of tenor, organ, and guitar lines – served up with guitarist Randy Johnston at the helm, and featuring great contributions from Eric Alexander and Joey DeFrancesco! Drummer Mickey Roker completes the quartet – kicking things along with his classic sound – and Joey's strong ability to handle basslines with the organ gives the record a nice rumbling feel up from the bottom. Alexander's tenor is perhaps a bit less pointed than on other albums of the 90s, but his presence is always a welcome one – and titles include "Minor Mystery", "Sunday In New York", "The Philadelphians", "Wonder Why", and "Blues For The New One". CD

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Hank JonesBop Redux ... LP
Muse, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Clifford JordanInward Fire ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good ... $14.99
Quite an unusual set for Clifford Jordan – a large group effort that stands in stark contrast to some of his smaller combo work of the time! The ensemble features an incredible array of respected avant and soul jazz players – including Pat Patrick, Muhal Richard Abrams, Dizzy Reese, Louis Hayes, and Jimmy Ponder – and a few tracks also feature vocals by singers Joe Lee Wilson, Donna Jewell Jordan, and Grover Everette. The tracks still have that wonderful Jordan deeply soulful sound forged on some of his work for Strata East – a vision that's complicated, but never cluttered – and which always comes across with swinging soul! Titles include "Inward Fire", "Abracadabra", "The Look", "Toy", "Buddy Bolden's Call", and "Eat At Joe's". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Robin KenyattaNomusa ... LP
Muse, 1975. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An early Muse session by Robin Kenyatta – and a record that's probably one of his best of the 70s. Kenyatta plays with a very nice group that includes Dom Salvador on piano and organ, Stafford James on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – and the tracks are nice and long, with a good rolling feel to them. Titles include "Nomusa", "Afternoon Outing", and "Prettyside Avenue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on one corner and a bit of pencil on back.)

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Eric KlossNow ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Eric Kloss is in some very cool company here – a group with hip Mike Nock on keyboards, bringing some sweet electric sounds to the set! Kloss plays both alto and tenor, but Nock's presence on the record really helps shape the sound – not nearly as outside as we sometimes hear in Mike's work, and instead a laidback and soulful groove that's almost a 70s equivalent to some of Kloss' work with organ in the 60s. Other players include Mike Richmond on bass, Jimmy Madison on drums, and Efrain Toro on cowbell ("more cowbell"!) – and titles include "Autumn Blue", "Hey Hey Whatta You Say", "Booga Wooga Woman", "Morning Song", and "We Are Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Steve KuhnRaindrops (aka Steve Kuhn Live In New York) ... LP
Muse, 1972. Very Good- ... $4.99
Steve Kuhn at his funky best! Over the years, you may have seen Steve's name turn up on collections of hip funky tunes from the early 70s – but probably have never been able to find the right record that offers that same sound. Well, search no further, because this is the record – and it's a real gem! The album was recorded live in New York – with an acoustic quartet that include George Mraz on bass, serving up some incredibly warm, round, and soulful lines that give nearly every track on the record a great groove. Titles include "Raindrops Raindrops", "Gloria", "The Child Is Gone", "The Real Guitarist", "Thoughts Of A Gentleman", and "Chicken Feathers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting in the spine.)

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

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Pat MartinoInterchange ... CD
Muse, 1994. New Copy ... $4.99
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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David MatthewsBig Band Recorded Live At The Five Spot ... LP
Muse, 1975. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Titles include "Three On The Stairs", "Prayer", "Nardis", "Dance Of The Wind Chimes", and "Joyce From The Bronx". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jack McDuffAnother Real Good'Un (32 Jazz) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1989. Used ... $8.99
A nice little album of soul jazz organ tracks by Jack McDuff, and proof that he was always still burning strong! Unlike other Hammond players, who got a bit sloppy in later years, McDuff always kept things interesting, and managed to come up with some creative arrangements and soulful solos that pushed his work way past the usual soul jazz bag. This set was recorded with Cecil and Ron Bridgewater, Houston Person, and Cecil Brooks III – and features a nice set of longish groovers like "Another Real Good'Un", "Rock Candy", "Off The Beaten Path", and "Summertime", which McDuff always does nicely. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jack McDuffRe-Entry (32 Jazz pressing) ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1988. Used ... $5.99
In our opinion, Jack McDuff never made a bad album – and this excellent later session is proof of that statement! The album's got a horrible cover – we'll state that from the start – but it's still a great batch of soul jazz organ tracks, played tightly by McDuff, with a group that includes Cecil and Ron Bridgewater, plus Houston Person on tenor, and Grady Tate on drums. The album features a great remake of McDuff's legendary "Theme From The Electric Surfboard" – done here with a bouncing groove that makes the tune perfect for a jazzy stepper's set – plus the cuts "Cap'n Jack", "One Hundred Ways", and "Walkin The Dog". CD
(Out of print.)

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Memphis SlimI'll Just Keep On Singin The Blues ... LP
Strand/Muse, 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Early 60s material, originally issued on the Strand label – recorded in Chicago, with Memphis Slim on vocals and piano, and Matt Guitar Murphy on guitar – with a likely backup from John Calvin on alto and Johnny Board on tenor. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyBop For Kerouac ... CD
Muse, 1981. Used ... $24.99
Mark Murphy's classic set of tracks dedicated to Kerouac, with Richie Cole filling the role of Bird on alto, and Murphy singing vocalese versions of Parker's tunes, and reading from some of Kerouac's writings. Tracks include "Parker's Mood", "Boplicity", "Bongo Beep", "You Better Go Now", "The Bad & The Beautiful", "Down St thomas Way" and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mark MurphyI'll Close My Eyes ... CD
Muse, 1994. Used ... $4.99
Not a bad record from Murphy, but he's sort of biding his time here – working through some pretty mellow tunes, and occasionally hitting a bit more of a groove, but none of the majestic power of his best earlier recordings. The record features backing by a group that includes Claudio Roditi and Pat Rebillot – and titles include "Not Like This", "Ugly Woman", "Happyin", "Miss You Mr Mercer", and "Small World". CD
(Out of print.)

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Red RodneyRed, White & Blues ... LP
Muse, 1976. Sealed ... $6.99
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✨✧ Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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)... $9.99
An incredible set of Brazilian jazz – one of the few albums that percussionist Dom Um Romao recorded as a leader, and sublime all the way through! The record's got a wonderful blend of funky fusion and Brazilian percussion – and features a group from two continents that includes Sivuca on organ, Dom Salvador on electric piano, Joe Beck on guitar, Jerry Dodgion on alto sax, Lloyd McNeill on flute, and Mauricio Smith on tenor, soprano, and flute. Includes the percussion jammer "Shake (Ginga Gingou)", the modal groover "Wait on the Corner", and the lively scatting tune "The Angels" – but the whole album's great, and other tracks include "The Salvation Army", "Kitchen", and "Lamento Negro". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wallace RoneyVerses ... LP
Muse, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A really soaring set from trumpeter Wallace Roney – as tight an album as he ever cut in his early days, working here with a group that includes Mulgrew Miller, Tony Williams, Gary Thomas, and Charnett Moffett. The tracks are mostly longish – with Roney blowing in that proud, full mode of his – and titles are a strong batch of originals that include "Float", "Verses", "Topaz", "Lawra", and "Slaves". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony ScottI'll Remember ... LP
Muse, 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An 80s issue of amazing early work from the hip team of Tony Scott and Bill Evans – Scott blowing modernist clarinet, with great piano from Bill – and rhythm from Jimmy Garrison on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums. Titles include "Garrison's Raiders", "Stella By Starlight", "I'll Remember April", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Tony ScottI'll Remember (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Muse (Japan), 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An 80s issue of amazing early work from the hip team of Tony Scott and Bill Evans – Scott blowing modernist clarinet, with great piano from Bill – and rhythm from Jimmy Garrison on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums. Titles include "Garrison's Raiders", "Stella By Starlight", "I'll Remember April", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi! Back cover has some very light aging, but is nice overall.)

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

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✨✧ Woody ShawLittle Red's Fantasy ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic record – one of Shaw's real landmarks of the 70s, and a lasting testament of soul jazz genius! The record features Shaw working with a group that includes a number of like-minded players – Frank Strozier, Ronnie Matthews, and Stafford James – all of whom fit together perfectly with Shaw to craft some strident tunes with the same sort of modal groove and soulful spiritualism as his work on the Moontrane record. Titles include "Sashianova", which has a great modal groove, "Jean Marie", and "Tomorrow's Destiny" – but the whole album is great together, and we never tire of listening to it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in great shape!)

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

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Woody ShawSolid ... CD
Muse/Savoy, 1986. Used ... $3.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Solid ... CD 9.99

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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 Garret on alto sax, Kenny Barron on piano, and guest guitar work on one track by Peter Leitch. The approach is straight modal hardbop – in the spirit of Woody's first recordings for Muse – and although his genius seems to have faltered a bit, his work here is still incredibly solid, much more so than most other trumpeters of his generation, and still expressed in a preference for easily grooving longer tracks. Titles include "Speak Low", "Solid", "There Will Never Be Another You", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "The Woody Woodpecker Song". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Solid ... CD 3.99

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

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James SpauldingSongs Of Courage ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99
Great work from James Spaulding – one of the few players of his generation who actually got better with age! As he was in his classic 60s Blue Note recording sessions with other leaders, Spaulding is a hell of a group player – extremely sensitive to the other members of his groups – both able to maintain a strong voice, yet give ample room to that of the others in his company. This 1991 recording features Spaulding blowing in a group with Roland Alexander on tenor, Tyrone Jefferson on trombone, Kenny Barron on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – grooving in a modal mode that's kind of an extension of late 60s styles used by Horace Silver or Lee Morgan. Titles include "Cabu", "Uhuru Sasa", "Song Of Courage", and "King". CD

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Eddie Clearhead VinsonClean Machine ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Phil WoodsMusique Du Bois ... LP
Muse, 1974. Very Good+ ... $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

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✨✧ Al Cohn & Zoot SimsBody & Soul ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Creative Construction CompanyCreative Construction Company ... LP
Muse, 1970/1975. 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 "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 light wear and a small sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Neal CrequeNeal Creque & The Hands Of Time ... LP
Muse, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best records ever by pianist Neal Creque, best known to the world as the soulful talent behind Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers. The album's quite different than some of Creque's other records – and features vocals on a number of tracks by Jackie Soul, who also sang with Pucho. Wally Richardson plays guitar on the set, and percussion's by Baba Famy and Sonny Morgan. Titles include "In the Middle Of It All", "What Cha Wanna Do Do It", "Happiness I Found", "Yes, I'm Your Friend", and "What Am I Gonna Do?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear, edge wear, and a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Albert DaileyTextures ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set from the under-recorded Dailey – mostly a trio date with Rufus Reid on bass and Eddie Gladden on drums – but also featuring Arthur Rhames on tenor on one track. Titles include "Pogo", "Textures", "Dailey Bread", and "The Dues We Have To Pay". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamEase It! ... LP
Muse, 1961/1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Issued under Kenny Dorham's name, but actually a session led by the obscure tenor player Rocky Boyd, who fronts this (otherwise) all star session that features Kenny Dorham, Ron Carter, Pete La Roca, and Walter Bishop. The record was recorded for the short-lived (and excellent) Jazztime label, but is issued here by Muse. Given Boyd's obscurity, it's no surprise that this material has been issued under Kenny Dorham's name, just to tie it to a more famous player. The group's got a warm hardbop tone, and although Boyd falters at times, Dorham's in very nice form, and is a good match for Bishop's lyrical piano. Tracks include "West 42nd Street", "Avars", "Ease It", and "Why Not". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carlos GarnettJourney To Enlightenment ... LP
Muse, 1974. Very Good+ ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover is stained and wrinkled on 3 inches along the opening.)

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✨✧ Bill HardmanPolitely ... LP
Muse, 1982. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Hardman on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Walter Bishop on piano, Paul Brown on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Vic JurisRoadsong ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Eric KlossEssence ... LP
Muse, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily 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 light wear and small center splits in the seams.)

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✨✧ Mark MurphyKerouac, Then & Now ... CD
Muse, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mark Murphy's second album of jazz tracks by, about, and dedicated to Jack Kerouac. This one's got Mark reading from Big Sur and On The Road, plus doing a bit of a Lord Buckley monologue – all of which have musical accompaniment. He also sings a version of Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count", lays down a few standards, and pays a nice tribute to Eddie Jefferson. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don PattersonReturn Of Don Patterson ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later work by Don Patterson – one of the best, and most free-swinging of the 60s soul jazz organists – recorded here in the early 70's, with the same tight organ jazz feel as his records for Prestige! Eddie Daniels plays tenor, alto, and soprano on the album – and the rest of the group includes Ted Dunbar on guitar, and the great Freddie Waits on drums. The quartet plays nice long takes of some groovy contemporary tunes, like "Theme from The Odd Couple" and "Theme from Love Story", both of which come across amazingly well – plus the original tune "Jesse Jackson", and a version of Jimmy Garrison's "Lori". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Don PattersonThese Are Soulful Days ... LP
Muse, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A post-Prestige recording for Don, but still one that's very much in the vein of his classic work. Jimmy Heath is on tenor and Pat Martino is on guitar, so you know the group's got a good soulful bottom – and tracks include Cal Massey's "These Are Soulful Days", plus "Skylark" and "Muse Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Red RodneyHome Free ... LP
Muse, 1977. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Wallace RoneyMunchin' ... CD
Muse, 1993. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Underground grooving from trumpeter Wallace Roney – one of the excellent albums he recorded for the Muse label in the 90s – a wonderfully well-rounded set that's a tremendous tribute to his tone! The group here is every bit as great as Wallace's work in the frontline – Ravi Coltrane on tenor, Geri Allen on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums – an especially sympathetic rhythm section who bring out some nice warmer touches to offset Roney's occasionally bold tones on trumpet. Tracks are strongly in a traditional soulbop mode – and titles include "Smooch", "Whims Of Chambers", "Lost", "Bemsha Swing", and "Solar". CD

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

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

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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Kenny BurrellHandcrafted ... LP
Muse, 1978. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
An obscure little session from Kenny Burrell – recorded at the end of the 70s, and with a very laidback feel! The set was produced by Helen Keane, who'd done some of Bill Evans' greatest sets – and who had a real ear for the mellower side of the jazz spectrum. And for the record, she's got Kenny playing in a trio format that's very spacious – with only gentle accompaniment from Reggie Johnson on bass and Sherman Ferguson on drums, and most of the sound on the set coming from the strings of Kenny's guitar. Following in the gentle spirit of the set, Kenny even plays an acoustic guitar on 2 numbers – making for a very different sound than usual. Some tracks are quite long, really letting Kenny open up on his solos – and titles include "So Little Time", "All Blues", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "You & The Night & The Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Muse pressing. Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Joe ChambersDouble Exposure ... LP
Muse, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A spacey album of keyboard duets between Joe Chambers and the great Larry Young! The album was recorded shortly before Larry passed away, and it features him and Chambers on a number of different keyboards – electric, acoustic, and organ – plus additional drums by Chambers on a few tracks. The overall sound is very spare – much more laidback than the hard-jamming fusion of Larry's Arista years, and a wonderful coda to Young's career. Titles include "Message from Mars", "Rock Pile", "The Orge", and "Mind Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Buck HillI'm Beginning To See The Light ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available I'm Beginning To See The Light ... CD 5.99

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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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✨✧ John Lee HookerSittin Here Thinkin ... LP
Muse, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... 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
(Original 70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Houston PersonWild Flower ... LP
Muse, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little set from Houston Person – a record that's a nice return to basics, much needed after some of his overproduced sessions of the mid 70s! The group here features a number of old Prestige stalwarts, helping Houston to hit a laidback soul jazz vibe – players who include Jimmy Ponder on guitar, Sonny Phillips on organ, and Idris Muhammad as drums – as well as Bill Hardman on trumpet, whose clean blowing in the front brings Houston back up to speed. Larry Killian plays added percussion on the set – and tracks include "Dameron", "Preachin & Teachin", "My Romance", and "Wildflower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in limited supply!)

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✨✧ Woody ShawIn The Beginning ... LP
Muse, 1965/1983. Near Mint- ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)

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✨✧ Carlos GarnettBlack Love ... CD
Muse, 1973. New Copy ... 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
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✨✧ Eddie DanielsBrief Encounter ... LP
Muse, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A compelling 70s set from reedman Eddie Daniels – a lot darker than some of his smoother jazz sides to come! There's a feel here that's almost in the CTI camp, but a bit spacier overall – as Daniels' work on flutes, tenor, and clarinet comes into play nicely with Fender Rhodes and string ensemble keyboard work from Andy Laverne – hero of a few key indie dates of the decade, and still sounding great here. Rhythm is from Rick Laird on bass and Billy Mintz on drums – players who can alternately space out and kick things up when needed – and the album's a nice reminder that Daniels could sometimes be gently expressive without being too sleepy. Titles include "Sway", "The Path", "Brief Encounter", and "Ligia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joao DonatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. Very Good+ ... 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
(Cover is in great shape.)
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✨✧ Dave Matthews Big BandNight Flight ... LP
Muse, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A lost treasure from Dave Matthews – an artist who's best known for his 70s funky work for James Brown, CTI, and Kudu – but who steps out strongly here in a set of righteous big band material! The ensemble's quite modest overall – no real superstars blowing their heads off – but that makes for a very unified set that lets Matthews take charge and direct the group with a sweetly swinging sound. Titles include "All Blues", "Night Flight", "East Side Lady", and a great version of "Vera Cruz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James MoodyNever Again! ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Nice tight back-to-basics session by Moody that has him playing with an organ combo. Mickey Tucker's on the keys, Roland Wilson plays bass, and Eddie Gladden handles the drum chores. Moody's on tenor all the way, with no flute at all, and the tracks include "Freedom Jazz Dance", "Never Again", "A Little 3 For LC", and "St. Thomas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bud ShankThis Bud's For You ... LP
Muse, 1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An obscure 80s date from Bud Shank – one that features a great quartet with Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums – all of whom give the set a very different groove than usual for Bud! Titles include "Visa", "Space Maker", "Never Never Land", and "Nica's Dream". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie ShoemakeSunstroke ... LP
Muse, 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A lost late 70s gem from Muse Records – one of the few albums we've ever seen from vibist Charlie Shoemake, a really great player with a heavy dose of soul! Charlie's working here with a warm trio that includes Kenny Barron on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Al Foster on drums – a group who'd be more than great enough on their own, but who sound even more wonderful in the company of Shoemake's sharp-edged vibes. The date recalls some of Barron's later recordings with vibes, but also has a bit more 70s warmth too – and titles include "Sunstroke", "That's Earl Brother", "This Happy Madness", "You'll Love New York", and "42nd Street Changes". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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DweleSubject ... CD
Virgin, 2003. Used ... $1.99
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 "Truth", "Find A Way", "Day At A Time", "Subject", "Sho Ya Right", "Possible", "Money Don't Mean A Thing", the bonus track "Let Your Hair Down", and more. 15 in all on the CD. CD

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

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Herb Geller with Mark MurphyRhyme & Reason (Discovery pressing) ... LP
Discovery, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 small piece of clear tape on the top seam and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinBush Dance ... LP
Galaxy, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A later album by Johnny Griffin, recorded after his return to the US during the late 70s. This album's a pretty interesting little set – one that features Griffin working in an easygoing combo with slight electric touches – a group that features George Freeman on guitar, alongside Cedar Walton's acoustic piano, plus bass by Sam Jones, drums by Albert Heath, and percussion and congas from Kenneth Nash. The mixture of guitar and congas gives the album a very different feel than some of Griffin's other work – almost a lighter soul jazz touch that recalls some of the best Muse Records sides from the time. Tracks are long, and rhythms get nice and free at times – and titles include a 17 minute take on "Night In Tunisia" that really gets a bit wild, plus "Since I Fell For You", "Bush Dance", "Knucklebean", and "The JAMFs Are Coming". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jungle BrownFull Circle ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Soulful UK hip hop from Jungle Brown! The core trio of Ric Flo, MAEAR & Tony Bones comes Full Circle with a sound that leans on a classic jazzy soul inspired hip hop mode, on one hand putting a contemporary spin on a vibe that recalls legends like Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers and De La Soul, but with the live instrumentation and some club soul and housey touches in the production, too, it feels fresh and distinctive, and like they're ultimately following their own hip hop soul muse. Includes "Keep It Moving", "Wicked" feat Fliptrix, "Ikoja" feat Elde, "Huami" with Terri Walker, "Wayside", "Time Ticks", "U & I", "We On" feat Sampa The Great and "Custom Made" feat Ayo The Yung Afrika Pyoneer. CD

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Jungle BrownFull Circle ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Soulful UK hip hop from Jungle Brown! The core trio of Ric Flo, MAEAR & Tony Bones comes Full Circle with a sound that leans on a classic jazzy soul inspired hip hop mode, on one hand putting a contemporary spin on a vibe that recalls legends like Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers and De La Soul, but with the live instrumentation and some club soul and housey touches in the production, too, it feels fresh and distinctive, and like they're ultimately following their own hip hop soul muse. Includes "Keep It Moving", "Wicked" feat Fliptrix, "Ikoja" feat Elde, "Huami" with Terri Walker, "Wayside", "Time Ticks", "U & I", "We On" feat Sampa The Great and "Custom Made" feat Ayo The Yung Afrika Pyoneer. LP, Vinyl record album
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Eric KlossDoors (Cobblestone) ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the grooviest Eric Kloss albums from the Muse years – thanks to some great keyboards from Neal Creque! Creque's presence always makes any date sparkle – and here, he brings a bit of a funky sound to the record – sliding in nicely behind Kloss on the solos, but also pushing the overall groove of the set with his rhythms. The rest of the group includes Gene Taylor on Fender bass and Ron Krasinski on drums – and titles include "Love", "Doors", "Waves", "Quasar", "Sweatin It", and "Libra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a cutout notch.)
 
 
 



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