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Count Basie OrchestraCount Basie Orchestra Meets Leste Young – Golden Years 1936 to 1940 ... CD
Nel Jazz (Italy), Late 40s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes the songs "Jumping At The Woodside", "Lester Leaps In", "Shoe Shine Boy", "Lady Be Good", "Boogie Woogie", "Out Of Window", "Topsy", "Songs Of Islands", "Moten Swing", "Exactly Like You", "Rock-A-Bye Basie", "Taxi War Dance", "Jump For Me", "12th Street Rag", "Claps Hand, Here Comes Charlie", "Dickie's Dream", "Red Wagon", "Pennies From Heaven", and "Cherokee". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Ennio MorriconeMorricone Groove – The Kaleidoscope Sound Of Ennio Morricone 1964 to 1977 (orange & pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beatball (Korea), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $44.99 49.99 About February 24, 2023
A really beautiful collection of work from Ennio Morricone – one of the greatest soundtrack composers of all time, especially during the period covered in this set! The songs here are from a time when the maestro was effortlessly combining jazz, mod rhythms, rock instrumentation, and other stranger elements – all with a flawless sense of presentation and production that could make even familiar sounds come across in really different ways! The package definitely focuses on the groove promised in the title – but if you know Morricone at all, you'll know that that doesn't mean familiar funk, and instead hits some really mindblowing territory beyond description. Includes work from the films Com Impari Ad Amare Le Donna, Ruba Al Prossimo Tuo, Il Diavolo Nel Cervello, Spasmo, Ad Ogni Costo, Maddaelna, La Dona Invisible, Le Foto Proibite, and other Morricone classics! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Piero UmilianiPsichedelica ... CD
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Not the sort of psychedelic music you'd expect from an American rock band of the late 60s – and instead, a stunning set of funky genius from Italian soundtrack maestro Piero Umiliani! The record's actually a precursor to Umiliani's famous global score for Sweden Heaven & Hell (Svezia Inferno E Paradiso) – and shares many of the themes that went onto that record, complete with romping funky rhythms, sweet jazzy Hammond lines, and mod fuzzy guitar! Many numbers are upbeat groovers, without any of the longform indulgence you'd expect from psychedelia – and Umiliani draws on his jazz background to allow just the right space for solo instruments to take the lead in the instrumental setting. Titles include "Birra Vermouth E Gin", "Contestazione", "Hippies", "Nel Cosmo", "Stoccolma My Dear", "Notte Di Mezza Estate", and "Viva La Sauna Svedese" – a version of the classic "Mah Na Mah Na". CD
 
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Mel LewisMel Lewis Sextet ... LP
Mode, 1957. Very Good+ ... $33.99
A classic late 50s side from the Mode label – and one of those great LA sessions that was almost more noteworthy for the sidemen than the leader! Drummer Mel Lewis heads up the group, sure, but the real strength of the set is in its three piece frontline – which features Charlie Mariano on alto, Bill Holman on tenor and baritone, and Jack Sheldon on trumpet – all of whom come together perfectly in a strong mix of ensemble chorus playing and breakout solo work. Mariano's horn really shines, as it always manages to do in such a setting – and brings a deeper level of soul to the set than you might expect. Piano is by Marty Paich, and tracks are a bit longer than usual – with tunes that include the originals "Grey Flannel", "Jazz Goes To Siwash", and "Charlie's Cavern". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove – nice and clean! Front cover is great, no splits, back has some light wear, but is nice too.)

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Mark Morganelli & the Jazz Forum All StarsBrasil! ... CD
Jazz Forum, 2019. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Includes the songs "Amor Em Paz", "Deixa", "Desafinado", "Chovendo Na Roseira", "Velas Icadas", "Rua Dona Margarida", "Inutil Paisagem", "So Danco Samba", "Anos Dourandos", "A Ra", "Estrada Do Sol", "Vivo Sonhando", "Caminhos Cruzados", "Falsa Baiana", "A Felicidade", "O Morro Nao Tem Vez", "Este Seu Olhar", "Outra Vez", "Corcovado", "Samba de Verao", "Fotografia", "Brigas Nunca Mais", "Dindi", "Luiza", "Mas Que Nada", "Manha Da Carnaval; Samba de Orfeu", and "Aquarela Do Brasil". CD

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Gene DeitchCat On A Hot Thin Groove – 78rpm Artwork From Record Changer Magazine (softcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 35.00
An amazing collection of 40s and 50s jazz drawings by Gene Deitch – the complete anthology of his work for legendary jazz magazine Record Changer! Gene was an amazing artist and cartoonist, whose work helped solidify the legacies of some of the most famous cartoon characters in the American pop culture canon – from Popeye, to Tom & Jerry and beyond – but we're especially in love with his jazz-centric Record Changer era! Gene adored jazz and his love for it really shows! Cat On A Hot Thin Groove includes all of his magazine covers, cartoon panels and other bits from Record Changer – versatile work that ranges from fun, cartoon-y panels of "Jazz Cat" characters, to more elaborate and abstract illustrations. Wonderful, vital stuff – and it's very nicely anthologized here by Fantagraphics! Coffee-table scale paperback – 160+ pages of prime Deitch jazzy drawings with text accompaniment. Book

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Lionel HamptonCompact Jazz ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $0.99
Featuring Oscar Peterson, Teddy Wilson, Stan Getz, Gene Krupa, and Buddy Rich. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonGene Norman Presents Just Jazz ... LP
Decca, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few albums to really get at the genius of the Lionel Hampton group at the height of their powers – their crowd-pleasing antics that were always a big draw for live audiences! This set catches Hamp and a great group at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – playing on long tracks with plenty of cool flourishes and really strong standout moments – pyrotechnic throughout, even in the mellower moments! Hampton is on piano, vibes, and drums – and other players include Willie Smith on alto, Charlie Shaves on trumpet, and Milt Bucker on piano. Tunes include "Star Dust", "One O'Clock Jump", "The Man I Love" and "Oh, Lady Be Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing.)

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Lionel HamptonStar Dust (aka Gene Norman Presents Just Jazz) ... LP
Decca, 1947. Near Mint- ... $1.99
One of the few albums to really get at the genius of the Lionel Hampton group at the height of their powers – their crowd-pleasing antics that were always a big draw for live audiences! This set catches Hamp and a great group at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – playing on long tracks with plenty of cool flourishes and really strong standout moments – pyrotechnic throughout, even in the mellower moments! Hampton is on piano, vibes, and drums – and other players include Willie Smith on alto, Charlie Shaves on trumpet, and Milt Bucker on piano. Tunes include "Star Dust", "One O'Clock Jump", "The Man I Love" and "Oh, Lady Be Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s MCA pressing.)

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Hans Kennel & Bruno SpoerriDusty Vibes – Unreleased Swiss Radio Jazz 1963 to 1967 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Nothing dusty, and not really any vibes either – but a hell of a great little record, filled with previously unreleased jazz tracks from the 60s! The music's made by the team of trumpeter Hans Kennel and saxman Bruno Spoerri – the latter of whom you might know from sound library recordings, but who's working here with Kennel in a tight, soulful approach to modern jazz – one that recalls the best work by other European teams of their generation – especially the Basso-Valdambrini and Santucci Scoppa groups from the Italian scene! Spoerri and Kennel hail from Switzerland, and the recordings here were produced for radio in Zurich, but with a clean, lean sound that's much more like commercially released jazz albums from the European scene of the 60s – again, particularly some of the rare gems from Italian labels. The rhythm sections are nice and tight on all tracks, and a few numbers feature Spoerri on his own as a leader – with titles that include "Mr Blue Note", "Dusty Vibes", "When Will The Blues Leave", "Septet Piece", "Ballad On A Row", "Eleven Beat Blues", and "Hadaka No Shima". CD

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Oliver Nelson/Carl B StokesMayor & The People – A Black Suite For String Quartet & Jazz Orchestra ... LP
Flying Dutchman, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99 19.99
An incredibly interesting record – and more of a spoken album than a jazz one, but with great jazz work by Oliver Nelson too! The album's a loving tribute to Carl B. Stokes, the first black mayor of a major American city (Cleveland) – and it's one of the strongest in a series of African-American culture albums by the Flying Dutchman label at the time. Side one of the record features a press conference with Stokes, in which he outlines his ideas for revitalizing the Cleveland area. But even better is side two – which features a beautiful original composition by Nelson, entitled "A Black Suite For String Quartet & Jazz Orchestra", and which features recitations by Stokes of material by Langston Hughes and Gil Scott-Heron. The whole thing's great – extremely powerful and progressive, with tracks that include "Paint It Black", "I Too Sing America", "Mother To Son", "Sit Down", and "I Dream A World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Bill O'Connell & The Latin Jazz All-StarsImagine ... CD
Savant, 2014. Used ... $6.99
Features Conrad Herwig on trombone! CD
(Promotional CDr pressing with paste on paper label and full artwork. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Phil Ranelin & Wendell HarrisonJazz Is Dead 16 – Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2023. New Copy ... $25.99 27.99
The Jazz Is Dead series goes mighty deep with this gem of a record – opening the door for two legendary Tribe Records talents from the Detroit scene of the 70s – reedman Wendell Harrison and trombonist Phil Ranelin – both of whom sound superb throughout! As with other volumes in the JID series, the production pair really adapt their sound and strategy to fit the best modes of the guest – so that this time around, Ali Shaheed Muhammad's just adding some strong basslines to the tunes, and Adrian Younge plays a variety of keyboards and guitar – yet neither get in the way of the vision that's clearly coming from both Harrison and Ranelin! Tracks almost feel like an update of older Tribe Records modes – and drummer Greg Paul provides a nice crisp crackle at the bottom. Tunes include "Running With The Tribe", "Ursa Major", "Black Census", "Open Eye", "Genesis", and "Fire In Detroit". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Phil Ranelin & Wendell HarrisonJazz Is Dead 16 – Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2023. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Jazz Is Dead series goes mighty deep with this gem of a record – opening the door for two legendary Tribe Records talents from the Detroit scene of the 70s – reedman Wendell Harrison and trombonist Phil Ranelin – both of whom sound superb throughout! As with other volumes in the JID series, the production pair really adapt their sound and strategy to fit the best modes of the guest – so that this time around, Ali Shaheed Muhammad's just adding some strong basslines to the tunes, and Adrian Younge plays a variety of keyboards and guitar – yet neither get in the way of the vision that's clearly coming from both Harrison and Ranelin! Tracks almost feel like an update of older Tribe Records modes – and drummer Greg Paul provides a nice crisp crackle at the bottom. Tunes include "Running With The Tribe", "Ursa Major", "Black Census", "Open Eye", "Genesis", and "Fire In Detroit". CD
Also available Jazz Is Dead 16 – Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Phil Ranelin & Wendell HarrisonJazz Is Dead 16 – Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2023. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Jazz Is Dead series goes mighty deep with this gem of a record – opening the door for two legendary Tribe Records talents from the Detroit scene of the 70s – reedman Wendell Harrison and trombonist Phil Ranelin – both of whom sound superb throughout! As with other volumes in the JID series, the production pair really adapt their sound and strategy to fit the best modes of the guest – so that this time around, Ali Shaheed Muhammad's just adding some strong basslines to the tunes, and Adrian Younge plays a variety of keyboards and guitar – yet neither get in the way of the vision that's clearly coming from both Harrison and Ranelin! Tracks almost feel like an update of older Tribe Records modes – and drummer Greg Paul provides a nice crisp crackle at the bottom. Tunes include "Running With The Tribe", "Ursa Major", "Black Census", "Open Eye", "Genesis", and "Fire In Detroit". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Is Dead 16 – Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetLonely Woman ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Truly one of the Modern Jazz Quartet's greatest albums – and a set that has an edge and a darkness that's missing from some of their other Atlantic records! Part of the reason for this may be the group's fantastic reading of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" – a killer moody track that sounds great in the group's vibes/piano style – and which leads off the album with a chilling tone that's really unbelievable! The rest of the album's pretty great too – and there's a brooding intensity we don't normally hear in the piano of John Lewis and vibes of Milt Jackson. Other tracks include Gary McFarland's "Why Are You Blue" – plus John Lewi's "Belkis", "Animal Dance", "New York 19", and "Trieste". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonJazz In Paris – Lionel Hampton & His French New Sound Vol 2 ... CD
Universal (France), 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Paris was always a great city for Lionel Hampton – but it seemed like in the mid 50s, it was also a place where he cut some of his best work, too! The French New Sound pair of albums are both classics in Hamp's book – records that take off from the looser, longer-form style that he'd been hitting with his Verve recordings of the early 50s – yet which also retain some of the tighter, fuller elements of his famous large ensembles. Players on the records are great – a lineup that includes travelling American jazz greats like Benny Bailey and Nat Adderley on trumpets, and a young David Amram on French Horn – plus crack Parisian players who include Sacha Distel on guitar, Rene Urtreger on piano, and Guy Pederson on bass. The tracks are simple jamming numbers – long and open-ended, in the mode of some of Hamp's very popular live work at the time, and the vibes are right out front – hard-edged, with that soulful sound that Hamp pioneered on the instrument – and the other players are given very ample room to solo. Tracks on this second volume include "All The Things You Are", "Night & Day", and "Red Ribbon". CD

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonJazzmaster ... LP
Versatile, 1977. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Glad Hamp", "Groovin Gates", "Bad Dude", "Uska Dara", and "Close To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & The Just Jazz All Stars ... CD
GNP/Crescendo, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums to really get at the genius of the Lionel Hampton group at the height of their powers – their crowd-pleasing antics that were always a big draw for live audiences! This set catches Hamp and a great group at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – playing on long tracks with plenty of cool flourishes and really strong standout moments – pyrotechnic throughout, even in the mellower moments! Hampton is on piano, vibes, and drums – and other players include Willie Smith on alto, Charlie Shaves on trumpet, and Milt Bucker on piano. Tunes include "Kaba's Blues", "Hamps Boogie Woogie", "Perdido", and "Central Avenue Breakdown". CD
(1993 CD pressing.)

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Lionel Bart/John BarryMan In The Middle ... LP
20th Century, 1964. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Here's a strange one – the 1964 soundtrack for a film starring Robert Mitchum, credited to Lionel Bart, but actually featuring a fair bit of work by John Barry – who wrote a few tracks, and seems to handle the overall arrangements and conducting. Much of the music is period-based, but still nicely jazzy and swinging – not as all out groovy as Barry's Bond work, but with some nice orchestral jazz touches that are hipper than you'd expect from Bart. Titles include "Kate's Blues", "Barney's Blues", "No More", "AT Last", "Chicken Delhi Cold", and "Serenade In Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Ronnel BrightRonnel Bright Trio (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Universal/Sam Records (France), 1958. New Copy ... $32.99 39.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by pianist Ronnell Bright – a player best known for his accompaniment behind famous vocalists, like Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson – but who's also a jell of a jazz musician when he gets to shine on his own! This rare date was cut in Paris – at a time when Bright was visiting the city with Vaughan – and it's a stripped-down trio date with a nicely relaxed feel – one that has Bright really opening up on the keys, in ways you don't always hear on his material with singers. Other players in the trio include Richard Davis on bass and Art Morgan on drums – and titles include "Johnnie Pate's Blues", "Sail Em", "Doxology", "Chasing Sarah", and "R&R Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition! Beautiful pressing – 180 gram vinyl, pressed at Pallas, in a flipback cover, with insert!)

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June ChristySomething Cool (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Capitol, 1953. Used ... $1.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. 24 tracks total. CD
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Something Cool (color cover) ... LP 4.99
Something Cool (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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Nels ClineSilencer ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $16.99
An early date as a leader for guitarist Nels Cline – done with lots of rich tones and hues, of the sort that his generation really helped bring to jazz guitar! There's some echoes here of the previous ECM range of players, but Cline's also got a sharper focus at points too – still working with modes that have more decay on the sound than attack, but shaping it in darker tones that really shape the quality of the atmospherics. Trio members include Mark London Sims on bass and Michael Preussner on drums – and titles include "Las Vegas Tango", "Mags", "Rampling By The Sea", "Sacred Love", "Lucile's Trip", and "Broasted". CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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Sammy Davis JrLonely Is The Name ... CD
Reprise/Collectors Choice, 1968. Used ... $24.99
One of our favorite Sammy Davis Jr albums ever – filled with gems! There's really a wide scope here, but all the material's great – from the haunting title tune "Lonely Is The Name", to the sunshine pop of "Don't Take Your Time", an amazing cover of the Roger Nichols tune – to the bouncy "Up Up & Away", sung with an echo of "The Goin's Great" – to the groovy "Shake Shake Shake", which is almost a soul tune – to the finger-snapping "All That Jazz", and remakes of "The Good Life", "We'll Be Together Again", and "Every Time We Say Goodbye". The Sammy D genius was never larger! CD
(2004 Collectors' Choice pressing.)

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Shamek Farrah & Sonelius SmithWorld Of The Children (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
An amazing session of spiritual soul jazz – and one of the rarest albums on Strata East! Shamek Farrah's soulful alto is matched with the free spiritual piano of Sonelius Smith, for a totally memorable session that virtually defines the essence of the Strata East sound! The music is free, but not too free; lyrical, but never indulgent; and always turning over with a fresh sense of imagination, and a soaring groove that's very much in the classic Strata East mode! The album also features Joseph Gardner on trumpet, Kiyoto Fuiwara on bass, Freddie Wren on drums, and Tony Waters on percussion – plus Milton Suggs, who performs a short bass solo entitled "Milt". Other longer tracks include "The World Of The Children", "Conversation Piece", and "People Puttin' People Through Changes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Full Moon EnsembleCrowded With Loneliness ... LP
AKT/Comet (France), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A rare spiritual jazz session from the Full Moon Ensemble – a very groovy French group headed up by drummer Claude Delcloo – who was better known for his avant jazz work on sides for the BYG/Actuel series of albums! This time around, Delcloo is working in much trippier territory – a style that still shows some of the freedoms of the post-68 generation of French jazz, but which also takes on some strong spiritual tones too – mixing spoken passages with rich organic sounds on percussion – and these bold, snaking lines on Fender Rhodes and guitar that really help hold the whole thing together! The record works as one long suite on side one, and continues that groove on side two – and although the band's jamming great in the studio, there's still a sense of structure and purpose that really drives the music. In addition to Delcloo on drums, the group also features Jeff Sicard on alto and tenor, Gerard Coppere on tenor and soprano sax, Mratine Tourreil on Rhodes, and Joseph Dejean on guitar – and the vocals bits are by the enigmatic "Sarah". Titles include the side a suite "Tribute To Bob Kaufman" – plus "101 W 85th Street" and "King Kong". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonGood Vibes ... LP
51 West/CBS, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Forget everything you know about Lionel Hampton – because this is a must-have funky 70s session! The set was cut with an electric big band, and it features long tracks that groove like prime mid 70s MPS work – vibes out front on the solos, and the band grooving and vamping in a style that mixes funky jazz with big band grooving. Titles include the great funky original "Lions Den", plus nice takes on "Raunchy Rita", "Psychedelic Sally", and "Killer Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Lionel HamptonOutrageous ... LP
Glad Hamp, 1980. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Later work from legendary jazz vibist Lionel Hampton – and a set that has him returning to the energy of the large group ensemble that first brought him fame in the 40s! Yet the style isn't 40s at all – and instead shows an evolved take on big band modes – similar to the great shift in the European scene of the 70s, as Hamp brings in a bit of electricity on the piano, organ, and guitar – mixing with a larger section of horns that have a surprisingly strong, screaming style – often over rhythms that are heavy in touches from funk and soul! Hamp gets to solo on the record, but the approach is often more focused on the overall sound too – in a lineup that includes Herman Riley and Paul Moen on saxes, Wild Bill Davis on organ, Walt Johnson and Oscar Brashear on trumpets, and George Bohannon, Tom McIntosh, Curtis Fuller, and Jimmy Cleveland on trombones! Tracks are nice and long, and full of colorful changes – on titles that include "Hamp & Dex", "Dr Lambchop", "Ko Ko", "Wail For The Cat", and "Tap Step". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch Timeless pressing. Cover has tape on the top seam.)

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Wendell Harrison & Phil RanelinMessage From The Tribe (third version) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Tribe/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that includes Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Jeamel Lee on vocals, Charles Eubanks on electric piano, and Charles Moore on flugelhorn. The tracks have a spacious spiritual approach that recalls some of the later Archie Shepp on Impulse – a blend of soul jazz with slight touches of electric instrumentation, some vocals, and a very progressive spirit overall – stepping proud in the new freedoms of the 70s, yet still swinging and very groovy. Titles include "Angela's Dilemma", "What We Need", "How Do We End All Of This Madness", "Merciful", and "Beneficent". This third and final version of the album features the 1974 mix of the material. CD

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Eero Koivistoinen & FriendsJappa – The Complete Jazz At The Polytechnicum Recordings 1967/1968 (Jappa/XYZ/Tune In/Posotusta Pimputusta Pompotusta) ... CD
Svart (Finland), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
An incredible collection of modern jazz from Finland – a set that brings together four different releases, all originally issued only as on vinyl as 7" single EPs! First up is an early set from saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen – very freewheeling material that's in a 60s modern legacy that might include Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman, but which has a very different spirit – thanks to the sharp tone that Eero gets on alto sax, and the use of cellos on one cut, and congas on another! The core trio features Pekka Sarmanto on bass and Edward Vesala on drums – and titles include "Jappa", "OK Song", and "Spanish Lady & Lovable Miss P". Next is material from a larger group, led by pianist Pentti Hietanen, who also plays a bit of pocket trumpet – in a lineup that includes Stanley Lindroos on tenor, Ilkaa Karumo on alto, Kaj Backlund on trumpet, Teppo Hauto Aho on bass, and Esko Rosnell on drums. The piano-less group has some great horn interplay – on two long titles, "XYX" and "Irwin". The next release features work from both Eero Koivistoinen and Pekka Poyry on alto saxes – each on one track with their own groups, then coming together on a long track at the end! Other musicians include Eero Ojanen on piano, Pekka Sarmanto on bass, and Reino Laine on drums – on the titles "Scamp", "Interruptus", and "Lorna". The last release is probably the most unusual – titled Posotusta Pimputusta Pompotusta – as it features a number of recitations from Tommi Parko, who also sings, and plays guitar and pian – sometimes with sound effects – before later opening the door for contributions from other artists, including Mike Koskinen on trumpet, Philip Donner on piano and recorder, Kalle Lae on guitar, and Pekka Tanskanen on percussion. The tracks are short on this last fourth of the collection – a mixture of jazz and other experimental modes. CD

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O'Donel LevyBlack Velvet ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. Used ... $9.99 11.99
A stone laidback set from O'Donel Levy – one of the greatest soul jazz guitarists of the 70s, and a player who sounds fresher and fresher to us over the years! This album's a bit more laidback than some of Levy's other sets for Groove Merchant – with larger arrangements that feature Charles Covington on electric piano and organ, Fats Theus on tenor and flute, and Billy Skinner on trumpet – but the approach actually works well, as the slow-moving tracks trip out over a lot of space, giving O'Donel plenty of room to craft his uniquely spacious and chromatic solos. Titles include versions of "Watch What Happens", "Love Story", "Call Me", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time", plus the originals "Granny" and "Nature's Child", both of which have a nice little groove! CD
(Still sealed, includes obi.)

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Keith Mansfield/Alan Hawkshaw/David SnellBig Business/Wind Of Change – KPM 1124 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 30.99
A double-barreled gem from the UK sound library world of the 70s – two different themes, both of them groovy! Side one features Big Business numbers by Keith Mansfield – not industrial themes, but the kind of slinky, jazzy material that would have been perfect for that world where 70s businessmen were letting their hair get a big shaggy, loosening their ties, and starting to mix a bit of weed with their afternoon cocktails! There's loads of great electric touches – some might nice basslines, riffing guitars, and keyboards – all topped with nicely colorful horns – and titles include "Clean Air", "Tycoon", "Hot Property", "Whistle Stop Tour", "Power Complex", and "Sleeping Giant (parts 1 & 2)". Mansfield handles most of side two – with some help from Alan Hawkshaw and David Snell – and the theme is Wind Of Change, a set of bold statements for the modern documentary film! The music is often a bit brassier, but has some nicely groovy moments – and titles include "Motorail Express", "Road & Rail", "Quality Fair", "Summer Location", and "World In Action". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Freddie McCoyLonely Avenue ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $24.99
The first album ever from vibist Freddie McCoy – a great player who cut a few wonderful records for Prestige during the soul jazz years of the 60s! Feddie's vibes are set in a group with a lesser-known group of Prestige players, like Gil Askey on trumpet, Tate Houston on baritone, and James Thomas on organ – and the band plays together with a traditional soul jazz/R&B groove. Tracks include "Collard Greens", "Roell", "Belly Full Of Greens", and "Feeling Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with Van gelder stamp. Cover has light wear & aging, ink stamp on back.)

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Jack McDuffJack McDuff – Live At Parnell's ... CD
Soul Bank (UK), 1982. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic lost link in the jazz legacy of Hammond hero Brother Jack McDuff – and a set that shows that he was still really kicking it strongly in the clubs during his later years, even if some of his records didn't always have the right groove! As on his 60s live recordings for Prestige Records, the vibe here is wonderful – in part thanks to drummer Garrett King, who was a regular partner in McDuff's group – and who always had the same sort of sharp, sometimes-playful sense of rhythm as the great Joe Dukes – Jack's famous drummer from the 60s. Together, the pair alone are a real treat here – really setting each other off as they groove back and forth – while Henry Johnson brings in some great work on guitar, and Danny Wollinski completes the group on tenor. We saw some killer late McDuff sets like this in small clubs, and can definitely promise that the vibe here is the real deal – wonderful work from our favorite Hammond player ever. Titles include "Fly Away", "Deja Vu", "Untitled D Minor", "Blues 1 & 8", "Walkin The Dog", "Another Real Goodun", "Greensleeves", "Killer Joe", and "Make It Good". CD
Also available Jack McDuff – Live At Parnell's (3LP set) ... LP 37.99

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Jack McDuffJack McDuff – Live At Parnell's (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Bank (UK), 1982. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $37.99 39.99
A fantastic lost link in the jazz legacy of Hammond hero Brother Jack McDuff – and a set that shows that he was still really kicking it strongly in the clubs during his later years, even if some of his records didn't always have the right groove! As on his 60s live recordings for Prestige Records, the vibe here is wonderful – in part thanks to drummer Garrett King, who was a regular partner in McDuff's group – and who always had the same sort of sharp, sometimes-playful sense of rhythm as the great Joe Dukes – Jack's famous drummer from the 60s. Together, the pair alone are a real treat here – really setting each other off as they groove back and forth – while Henry Johnson brings in some great work on guitar, and Danny Wollinski completes the group on tenor. We saw some killer late McDuff sets like this in small clubs, and can definitely promise that the vibe here is the real deal – wonderful work from our favorite Hammond player ever. Titles include "Fly Away", "Deja Vu", "Untitled D Minor", "Blues 1 & 8", "Walkin The Dog", "Another Real Goodun", "Greensleeves", "Killer Joe", and "Make It Good". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jack McDuff – Live At Parnell's ... CD 18.99

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Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/FourmenonlyModern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/Fourmenonly – Complete Recordings (Trees/Position 2000/Fourmenonly Vol 1/Science Fiction Stories) (3CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CDs ... $38.99 42.99
A fantastic lost legacy in European free improvisation – the complete works of a group who were first known as Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe, then later as Fourmenonly – presented here in a beautiful 3CD set! First up is the album Trees – issued on a small label in 1968, but a set that matches the groundbreaking energy of the early work on FMP – played by a group that features Helmuth Zimmer on piano, Wilfreid Eichorn on tenor and soprano sax, Claus Buhler on bass, Rudi Thielmann on drums, and Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, Mellophon, piston, and percussion! The group have a melodic vibe at the core – often feeling out the initial space as a unit, then exploding with sound and color – and really making especially great work of the talents of Joos and Eichorn – players who work together with great power, driven on by the others. Titles include "Lonely Time", "Trees", "Schnee Verbrennt", "Change Of Beauty", and "The Devil Is Green Blue Yellow". CD also features a bonus unreleased improvisation too! Next is Position 2000 – a record of even longer improvisations, and one that shows the quintet really developing their sound – strongly aware of the farther reaches, but always beginning in some more colorful passages that almost have a melody, before exploding out with very vibrant energy! The lineup is the same as on the debut – with Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, mellophone, Indian flute, and percussion – and Wilfried Eichorn on tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute, and percussion – alongside Helmuth Zimmer on piano, Klaus Buhler on bass, and Rudi Thielmann on drums. Titles include "The Sun Is Coming Over", "Position 2000", and "Where Love Forever Shines". CD also features an unreleased improvisation. For the next album, bassist Buhler has departed the group – who are renamed Fourmenonly! Their first record is a brilliant set of free jazz from the German scene of the 70s – very different than other work of the time, in that there's maybe more of a future-thinking balance between sounds and silence, frenzy and fragility – all served up by a quartet that features Herbert Joos on trumpet and flugelhorn, Wilfried Eichhorn on tenor and soprano sax, Helmuth Zimmer on piano and percussion, and Rudi Theilmann on drums and percussion. Titles include "Viridiana/Ich Und Meine Bruder/Compulsion" and "Count Down/Excess". On the album Eight Science Fiction Stories, the Fourmenonly lineup is expanded by trombonist Wolfgang Czelusta – and perform some fantastic work billed as "science fiction stories", all composed by Herbert Joos. The sound is as revolutionary as on the group's earliest material, but also maybe more compact as well – nicely focused, with especially strong emphasis on the interplay between Czelusta on trombone, Wilifried Eichorn on bass clarinet, flute, and oboe, and Herbert Joos on flugelhorn, trumpet, and mellophone. The piano of Helmuth Zimmer is amazing – almost Cecil Taylor-like in intensity at times – and drummer Rudi Theilmann does a great job of moving from passages of full-on power to more spacious percussion. Titles include "Lucifer Is Marching On", "Dead Season", "The Beauty Without A Face", "Departure", "Plastic Happiness", and "Space Wall". CD
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Oliver NelsonAfro/American Sketches ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good ... $6.99 9.99
One of the first larger concept albums from Oliver Nelson – and a set that really marked a strong step forward as a jazz arranger! The album is one long suite – as you might guess from the title – with righteous themes that deal not just with rising independence in postwar Africa, but also the Civil Rights struggle in the US – performed by a superb lineup that includes Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute, Eric Dixon on flute and tenor, Joe Neman and Ernie Royal on trumpets, Melba Liston and Billy Byers on trombones, Patti Brown on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Ray Barretto on congas. Nelson is fantastic too – and blows tenor and alto with some fantastic moments. Passages of the suite include "Disillusioned", "Freedom Dance", "Emancipation Blues", and "Jungleaire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has a cutout hole, some ringwear, heavy edge wear, some stains along the spine, and small split in the bottom seam.)

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Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... $1.99
One of the all-time classics of early 60's mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album that his true talents really unfolded – sparkling with a depth of imagination and expression that marked him as one of the greatest artists in 60s American jazz! The group on the set is an all-star sextet – featuring Paul Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, and Freddie Hubbard – a disparate group of players who manage to come together with Nelson and find a unique voice that's rarely been duplicated again! The album features 6 fantastic compositions by Nelson, including "Stolen Moments", "Hoe Down", and "Yearnin". A fantastic record – and one that you can't go wrong with! CD
(1995 digipak pressing. Digipack has corner wear.)

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Oliver NelsonMore Blues & The Abstract Truth ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good+ ... $38.99
Oliver Nelson's follow-up to his classic Blues & The Abstract Truth session for Impulse – and like that one, a tremendous little album – filled with deep tones and wonderful colors in sound! The group here's a bit larger than before – an ensemble that includes Phil Woods on alto, Ben Webster on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Roger Kellaway on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Grady Tate on drums. The album includes some superb original compositions by Nelson – just the kind of overlooked jazz numbers that make the set great – and as with most of his arrangements from the time, there's a perfect balance between group force and intimate solo space! Titles include "The Critic's Choice", "Blues & The Abstract Truth", "One For Bob", and 2 versions of Dave Brubeck's "Theme From Mr. Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label mono pressing with Van Gelder stamp – cover and vinyl are nice. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonSound Pieces ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... $9.99
One of the most impressive albums ever from arranger Oliver Nelson – a set that really shows the full depth of his mighty talents! Side one features Nelson working with a larger orchestra – similar to the kind of ensemble he arranged for other artists in the 60s, but handled here with an open, searching sort of sound – really impressive modern jazz elements on the title track, then some sweeter, warmer soul sounds on a few shorter numbers too! Nelson plays soprano sax, and his use of the instrument is definitely Coltrane-informed at times – and a nice change from his more familiar alto. The flipside features just a quartet – Oliver again on soprano sax – plus Steve Kuhn on piano, Ron Carter bass, and Grady Tate on drums. With Kuhn on piano, bringing a nice modern edge that works perfectly with the soprano. Titles include "Sound Piece For Jazz Orchestra", "Patterns", "Flute Salad", "The Lady From Girl Talk", and "Elegy For A Duck". CD
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Oliver NelsonSwiss Suite ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A killer set of searing soulful spiritual material from Oliver Nelson – and one of his best albums of the 70s! There's hardly anything "Swiss" in the music – save for the fact that it was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Fest – as the large ensemble recording has Nelson at the helm of a very hip group of musicians – really stretching out into territory that's more Strata East than any of his other work, especially on the title track! In addition to the tenor from Gato Barberi and alto from Eddie Vinson – both featured on the title – the set also features Charles Tolliver and Harry Beckett on trumpets, Bosko Petrovic on vibes, Na Na on barimbau, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Stanley Cowell on piano. Side one features the soaring "Swiss Suite" – an extended number done for the set – and side two has a bit more Nelson touches coming into play with the progressive lineup – on titles that include "Stolen Moments", "Black Brown & Beautiful", and "Blues & The Abstract Truth". CD

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Oliver Nelson/King Curtis/Jimmy ForrestSoul Battle ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Very Good ... $24.99
This is the kind of battle we like to see! Three heavy tenors – Nelson, King, and Jimmy Forrest – come head to head in a relaxed set of tunes cut in that Prestige blowing session mode, but tweaked with a bit more tightness, in the style of some of the label's emerging soul jazz sides of the 60s. Nelson's gutsy tenor will shock you if you haven't heard him in this sort of less restrained setting – and Forrest's work from this time is always a treat. Titles include "Blues For MF", "Anacruses", "Perdido", and "In Passing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and silver label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a bit of wear and ink stamps in back, looks great otherwise.)

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Willie NelsonAnd Then I Wrote ... LP
Liberty, 1962. Sealed ... $19.99
Incredible early work from Willie Nelson – quite different from his outlaw material of the 70s, but equally compelling in its own sort of way! As you'd guess from the title and cover, the set came out at a time when Willie was a real up-and-coming songwriting in country music – responsible for hits for artists like Faron Young, Patsy Cline, and others – and finally given the chance to start as a singer on his own. Willie's style is as amazing as his songs – very different than the mainstream, and often inflected with plenty of jazz – which, for some odd reason, as wonderful as it sounds, is what also kept Nelson away from stardom for most of the 60s. Yet don't let that put you off at all, as the presentation of the material is sublime – completely personal, almost heartbreaking, and still with all those charms that most of the rest of the world didn't discover with Willie for another decade or so. Titles include "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Crazy", "Mr Record Man", "One Step Beyond", "Wake Me When It's Over", "The Part Where I Cry", "Hello Walls", and "Darkness On The Face Of The Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Jackpot reissue on colored vinyl, still sealed with hype sticker.)

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Nostalgia 77Loneliest Flower In The Village (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2023. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
Maybe the greatest music we've heard so far from Nostalgia 77 – a group who started many years back as a jazz-referenced project – but one who here are definitely a fully-fledged combo with a very spiritual vibe! As before, producer Benedic Lamdin is at the helm of the lineup – yet the production is minimal, and instead the whole thing has this instrumental flowering of group members in ways that really fit the spirit of music by Dollar Brand, Chris McGregor, and Sun Ra – who are all covered on the set alongside the group's own original compositions too! The horn work is especially wonderful – a blend of flute from Gareth Lockrane, tenor from James Allsop, and trumpet from Alex Bonney – held down by bass from longtime 77 stalwart Riaan Vosloo on bass, plus Tim Giles on drums, and Ross Stanley on piano and organ. Titles include "Dakar", "Ishmael", "The Sun Is Big", "Love In Outer Space", "Flower", and "The Hooper". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel PillayDeeper In Black ... LP
Gallo/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A slinky fusion gem from South African keyboardist Lionel Pillay – a set that's got this snakey style that definitely continues the legacy of jazz from that scene in earlier years, but with a vibe that's very much his own! Pillay's got this great way of relaxing into a groove – taking his time to find the right vibe, and slow-stepping things out nicely – while also opening the door for plenty of great solos too – as the album features great work from Barney Rachabane on alto, and Duku Makasi on both tenor and soprano sax. The rest of the lineup is nice and lean – just Sipho Gumede on electric bass and Gilbert Mathews on drums and percussion – on titles that include "Jo Ju Ja", "Keep Your Soul", "Blues For Yusef", and "Deeper In Black". LP, Vinyl record album

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Phil RanelinClose Encounter Of The Very Best Kind ... CD
Life Force Jazz, 1996. Used ... $6.99
A lost chapter in the career of trombonist Phil Ranelin – a player who's best known to most of us for his classic 70s recordings on the Tribe label, and for his recent work and remix projects! This set is a quite different side of Phil than we've ever heard – and a great one too, as it captures Ranelin in a straighter jazz setting – working in a west coast soul jazz mode, one that features longer tracks grooving out with a sweetly swinging style, and some great solo work as well. The overall vibe is less righteous overall than Ranelin's Tribe work, but the sound is no less soulful – as a great group that includes Eric Reed and Steve Turre help Ranelin work nicely through a set of tracks that includes the originals "Forever Yours", "A Close Encounter", "Full Moon", and "You Know What I Mean" – plus versions of Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower" and Joe Henderson's "Recorda-Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil RanelinTime Is Now ... LP
Tribe/Now Again, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.98 About February 3, 2023 (delayed)
It's hard to get more powerful and progressive than the message this title – an indication that the record is one of the boldest in the Tribe Records catalog from the 70s – which is saying a lot, given the force of the legendary Detroit label! Trombonist Phil Ranelin is at his best here – not just as a soloist, but also as a guiding spiritual force – as he works here with a very progressive ensemble who are somewhere between Sun Ra's Arkestra and some of the loft jazz groups to come – effortlessly mixing free instrumental solo passages with more rhythmic pulsations – adding in electric elements in just the right way, to almost create a cosmic tension in the acoustic core of the performance. Keith Vreeland is listed as the pianist – and we're not sure if it's him who plays the weird and wonderful keyboards on the record, but they're totally great – mixed with Ranelin's work on trombone, plus Wendell Harrison on tenor, Marcus Belgrave on flugelhorn, Charles Moore on trumpet, and Harou El Nil on alto – plus strong work from two drummers, George Davidson and Bili Turner, each in one side of the mix – and bass from John Dana or Reggie Fields. This is message-oriented spiritual jazz at its best – and titles include "13th & Senate", "Black Destiny", "Time Is Running Out", "He The One We All Knew", and "The Time Is Now For A Change". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – with heavy oversized booklet of notes and rare photos!)

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Phil RanelinTime Is Now (2LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Tribe/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $39.99 48.99 About June 21, 2023
It's hard to get more powerful and progressive than the message this title – an indication that the record is one of the boldest in the Tribe Records catalog from the 70s – which is saying a lot, given the force of the legendary Detroit label! Trombonist Phil Ranelin is at his best here – not just as a soloist, but also as a guiding spiritual force – as he works here with a very progressive ensemble who are somewhere between Sun Ra's Arkestra and some of the loft jazz groups to come – effortlessly mixing free instrumental solo passages with more rhythmic pulsations – adding in electric elements in just the right way, to almost create a cosmic tension in the acoustic core of the performance. Keith Vreeland is listed as the pianist – and we're not sure if it's him who plays the weird and wonderful keyboards on the record, but they're totally great – mixed with Ranelin's work on trombone, plus Wendell Harrison on tenor, Marcus Belgrave on flugelhorn, Charles Moore on trumpet, and Harou El Nil on alto – plus strong work from two drummers, George Davidson and Bili Turner, each in one side of the mix – and bass from John Dana or Reggie Fields. This is message-oriented spiritual jazz at its best – and titles include "13th & Senate", "Black Destiny", "Time Is Running Out", "He The One We All Knew", and "The Time Is Now For A Change". LP, Vinyl record album

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Phil RanelinTime Is Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tribe/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99 About March 2, 2023
It's hard to get more powerful and progressive than the message this title – an indication that the record is one of the boldest in the Tribe Records catalog from the 70s – which is saying a lot, given the force of the legendary Detroit label! Trombonist Phil Ranelin is at his best here – not just as a soloist, but also as a guiding spiritual force – as he works here with a very progressive ensemble who are somewhere between Sun Ra's Arkestra and some of the loft jazz groups to come – effortlessly mixing free instrumental solo passages with more rhythmic pulsations – adding in electric elements in just the right way, to almost create a cosmic tension in the acoustic core of the performance. Keith Vreeland is listed as the pianist – and we're not sure if it's him who plays the weird and wonderful keyboards on the record, but they're totally great – mixed with Ranelin's work on trombone, plus Wendell Harrison on tenor, Marcus Belgrave on flugelhorn, Charles Moore on trumpet, and Harou El Nil on alto – plus strong work from two drummers, George Davidson and Bili Turner, each in one side of the mix – and bass from John Dana or Reggie Fields. This is message-oriented spiritual jazz at its best – and titles include "13th & Senate", "Black Destiny", "Time Is Running Out", "He The One We All Knew", and "The Time Is Now For A Change". CD

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Stan TraceyEarly Works (The Bracknell Connection/Salisbury Suite) ... CD
Resteamed (UK), 1976/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Not the earliest work of pianist Stan Tracey – but two wonderful albums from the 70s, both of which show his mighty talents in the space of a larger group! The Bracknell Connection is one of the greatest post-Landsdowne recordings by British pianist Stan Tracey – a killer large group session that's cut in the best tradition of his best 60s work! Unlike some of Tracey's other 70s sides, which can get a bit too free, this one still has a tight, sharp jazz focus – one that makes Tracey's off-beat playing sound far better than it does in a structure-less setting. The other players in the group are all quite strong too – and soloists include Harry Beckett on trumpet, Peter King on alto, and Art Themin on tenor and soprano. Titles include "Timespring", "Cuddly", and "Agitato Sympatico". Also features a previously unissued track – "Chiffik". Salisbury Suite is another great octet session from Tracey – one that's strongly graced by his tremendous work on piano – forceful, angular, and modern – yet without any of the excesses of some of his solo or trio work of the time! Tracey really seems to come into his own in a larger group recording – keeping his cool enough as a leader, and really setting the tone for the other players – pushing them into hip formation, but always getting them to swing as well. Players include Art Themen on tenor and soprano, Don Weller on tenor, Jeff Daly on alto, Harry Beckett on trumpet, and Malcolm Griffiths on trombone – and titles include "Peg Leg Bates", "Miff", and "Ballad For St Ed". CD

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Gino VannelliBrother To Brother ... LP
A&M, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
A really standout bit of blue-eyed soul from Gino Vannelli – the kind of record that shouldn't be so great, but really holds up well over the years! The style is tight and studio-oriented – somewhere in the mode of Bobby Caldwell and some of Gino's other cross-over contemporaries – but the album avoids most adult contemporary cliches, and keeps things sounding pretty real overall with some good studio backing, and a sense of jazz amidst the tightness – a bit like Steely Dan, but more poppish. Titles include "The River Must Flow", "I Just Wanna Stop", "Love & Emotion", "Feel Like Flying", "Brother To Brother", "Wheels Of Life", "The Evil Eye", and "People I Belong To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click on "River Must Flow".)

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Albert WashingtonSad & Lonely (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 26.99
An obscure bit of heavy soul – and the only vocal album on the jazz-based Eastbound imprint of Detroit's legendary Westbound Records! Albert's a blues artist, and sings in a soulful electric style that's similar to some of the Stax work of Albert King – but which has a bit more of a funk twist to it. Albert's vocals are definitely in the bluesy mode, but the backing is more in a Memphis soul style, with hints of Stax production styles in the mix, and lots of swirling organ underneath the vocals, in that Hi Records mode from the early 70s. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind", "Mischievous", "Feel The Need", "I Can't Stand It No More", "No Matter What The Cost Might Be", and "My Mother's Prayer". A pretty solid soul album all the way through – with a strong deep soul feel that's different than the usual Westbound/Eastbound bag! LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU release!)

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Grover Washington JrIn The Name Of Love – The Elektra Years 1979 to 1984 (Paradise/Winelight/Come Morning/Best Is Yet To Come/Inside Moves/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com/Elektra (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $36.99 51.99
A great run of music from Grover Washington Jr – five full albums, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Paradise – one of those records you see so much it's easy to forget how great it is! Grover's a real genius with the sax on this record – taking a "less is more" cue from Stanley Turrentine's 70s work, and toning down his playing to an even tighter style than on the Kudu albums of earlier years, to a level of ultimate economy that really leaves us breathless. Grover hits a rarified level here that we'd only reserve for a small few – like Steely Dan or The Crusaders, both groups who teeter on the same brink, and make it work perfectly. Titles include "Asia's Theme", "Tell Me About It Now", "Feel It Comin", "Icey", and "The Answer In Your Eyes". Winelight is a smooth smooth classic from Grover Washington Jr – a set that has a classy image on the cover, and a classic groove within – a completely sublime blend of jazz, soul, and funk, all given the sort of masterful finish that you might have found on the best records by The Crusaders at the time! The difference, though, is that Washington's the lead soloist throughout – crafting some especially nice lines on his trademark soprano sax – which he used in ways that made him one of the most important mainstream jazz artists of his time – and one of the few to really open the doors of the music to folks who might not have been listening otherwise. Grover's sense of space and timing is wonderful throughout – and titles include the classic debut with Bill Withers on "Just The Two Of Us" –plus "Winelight", "Let It Flow", "In The Name Of Love", "Take Me There", and "Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)". On Come Morning, Grover Washington blows over some great arrangements from William Eaton – full, but lean too – and with the same sort of slinky groove that always worked best for Grover back at Kudu Records! The sound is tight, but never too slick – that magically soulful approach that always made Grover a real standout from his contemporaries – one of the few cats who could smooth out jazz without ever losing its soul – thanks to lots of well-crafted lead lines on soprano sax! Titles include "East River Drive", "Jamming", "Little Black Samba", "Be Mine", and "Reaching Out". Best Is Yet To Come is a set that strongly continues the special spirit that Grover Washington brought to his music during the Elektra Records years – as one of the few artists who really found a way to move forward from the style of 70s jazz funk, but not fall into some of the smoother jazz cliches that were about to envelop his contemporaries! Part of the strength of the record lies in Grover's strongly soul-based sense of timing – allowing for just the right amount of space between the notes to remind you that you're listening to a jazz soloist first and foremost, even when a guest like Patti Labelle might step in for a bit of vocals. Titles include "Brazilian Memories", "Mixty Motions", "Can You Dig It", "I'll Be With You", "Things Are Getting Better", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". Inside Moves has Washington soaring to the skies on soprano sax – as expressive a voice on the record as any soul singer might be – and maybe even more so on the few spots that do include vocals. Jon Lucien sings a bit on the record – and if you read these pages, you know how much we love him – but Grover's still the giant here, with a sense of timing and phrasing that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match in a setting like this. Titles include "Jet Stream", "Sassy Stew", "Dawn Song", "Inside Moves", "Watching You Watching Me", and "Secret Stew". 5CD set features 19 more bonus tracks – all the single edits of songs from the albums! CD

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead 11 ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99 34.99
A very different entry in this always-great series – one that doesn't focus on a specific artist, or just the instrumentation of the two leaders – but instead has this great range of artists coming together in a very jazz-based style! Things here are even more organic and flowing than on some of the other volumes – as there's a very cool array of players that shift nicely from track to track, while still giving the record a unified vibe – work from Jeff Parker on guitar, Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Tony Allen on drums, Henry Franklin on bass, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Wendell Harrison on bass clarinet, Jaman Laws on tenor, Phillip Wack on alto, and Scott Mayo on flute – all players who work with Younge and Muhammad to create soulful and funky elements that bring us back to the spirit of the Black Jazz label in the 70s Even if you've heard other titles in the series, this one still really advances the concept even further – and with more live, spontaneous energy in the studio – on titles that include "Running With The Tribe", "Phoenix", "Come As You Are", "Ebun", "El Cambio Es Necesario", "The Avenues", and "The Griot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a cool die-cut cover!)
Also available Jazz Is Dead 11 (green 45rpm vinyl pressing) ... LP 37.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead 11 (green 45rpm vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $37.99 39.99
A very different entry in this always-great series – one that doesn't focus on a specific artist, or just the instrumentation of the two leaders – but instead has this great range of artists coming together in a very jazz-based style! Things here are even more organic and flowing than on some of the other volumes – as there's a very cool array of players that shift nicely from track to track, while still giving the record a unified vibe – work from Jeff Parker on guitar, Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Tony Allen on drums, Henry Franklin on bass, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Wendell Harrison on bass clarinet, Jaman Laws on tenor, Phillip Wack on alto, and Scott Mayo on flute – all players who work with Younge and Muhammad to create soulful and funky elements that bring us back to the spirit of the Black Jazz label in the 70s Even if you've heard other titles in the series, this one still really advances the concept even further – and with more live, spontaneous energy in the studio – on titles that include "Running With The Tribe", "Phoenix", "Come As You Are", "Ebun", "El Cambio Es Necesario", "The Avenues", and "The Griot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited colored vinyl pressing – 2LPs, each of which plays at 45rpm – in a cool die-cut cover.)
Also available Jazz Is Dead 11 ... LP 32.99

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VariousLife Force Jazz & Blues Compilation ... CD
Life Force Jazz, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $8.99
A treasure trove of obscure soul jazz recordings from the west coast scene – pulled from 25 years' worth of music on the Life Force Jazz label, in a style that gives a splendid representation of the rich talents that are still waiting for a fuller level of exposure in the Bay Area! A few of the names on the album went onto greater fame – like trumpeters Woody Shaw and Eric Gale, trombonist Phil Ranelin, or saxophonist Eddie Harris, who makes an appearance on one track. But the real strength of the album is the depth of lesser-known players who really make the tracks great – a collective of writers, arrangers, and players who are working here in a vision of soul jazz that's quite different than that we've become familiar with through east coast scenes over the years. The CD offers a huge range of work from the Life Force catalog – 18 tracks in all, with titles that include "Deep Stream", "Sweet Love Of Mine", "No Need", "Sacred Ground", "Eddie's Way", "Just Friends", "Blues Time", "High Tech Emergency", "Gee Baby", "Gingerbread Boy", and "Marella". And just for the record, although the title says "jazz and blues", the set's really all jazz – save for one track that features Jimmy Witherspoon on vocals! CD

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✨✧ Nelson AngeloCaterete ... CD
Adventure Music, 2000/2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn great record from Brazilian singer and guitarist Nelson Angelo – an artist we haven't heard from since his early 70s album with Joyce! Angelo clearly hasn't missed a beat in the time that's gone by – and he's working here in a compelling mode that blends small combo instrumentation with adventurous songwriting – but which also has lots of jazzy touches in the phrasing of the vocals and instruments. There's a lightly breezy feel to some of the best tracks – reminding us almost of early Ivan Lins at his best – but the album also has a more personal approach that comes through in most of Angelo's original compositions. Titles include "Lingerinho", "Caterete", "Delirios Do Mar", "Radio Universe Pedal", "Vera's Frevo", and "Trombone". CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Rino De Filippi with I Marc 4 and I Cantori ModernNel Mondo Del Lavoro ... LP
SR/Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album with a sepia-toned, industrial-looking cover – but a set that's full of life and organic color throughout – jazzy grooves with plenty of warmth, and a sound that's right up there with the best of the Italian soundtrack scene of the early 70s! That's maybe no surprise, as the instrumentation here includes work from the legendary I Marc 4 combo, plus some occasional wordless vocals from I Cantori Modern – interpreting the compositions of Rino De Fillippi in a blend of fast rhythms, groovy instrumentation, and sensuous colors that are completely sublime! The whole thing's great – very similar to some of the best Alessandro Alessandroni sound library albums – and titles include "Montaggio A Catena", "Agraria", "Calcolatore Elettronico", "Benessere Industriale", and "Complesso Tessile". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonSmall Combos 1937 to 1940 ... CD
Giants Of Jazz (Italy), Late 30s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lionel Hampton with Milt Buckner & The All StarsAlive & Jumping ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great revival moment for some older jazz giants – all players who really catch fire here in the MPS scene of the 70s! The record features the vibes of Lionel Hampton in the lead (and, if the cover is to be believed, also a bit of drums) – and also includes excellent work from Milt Buckner on Hammond (one of his last sessions ever) – plus especially strong work from Cat Anderson on trumpet and Eddie Chamblee on tenor – both players who really get to step out here a bit at times, and remind us what they can do when they really get a chance to wail! Other players in the small group include Billy Mackel on guitar and Paul Moen on alto – and titles include "Midnight Sun", "Avalon", "Funky Mama", and "I'm Confessin" – plus the obligatory jam on "Flying Home". CD

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✨✧ Wendell Harrison & Phil RanelinMessage From The Tribe (second version) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Tribe/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that includes Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Jeamel Lee on vocals, Charles Eubanks on electric piano, and Charles Moore on flugelhorn. The tracks have a spacious spiritual approach that recalls some of the later Archie Shepp on Impulse – a blend of soul jazz with slight touches of electric instrumentation, some vocals, and a very progressive spirit overall – stepping proud in the new freedoms of the 70s, yet still swinging and very groovy. Titles include "Angela's Dilemma", "What We Need", "How Do We End All Of This Madness", "Merciful", and "Beneficent". This second version of the album features mixes of the tracks done in 1973. CD
Also available Message From The Tribe ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Oliver Nelson's Big BandLive From Los Angeles ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique little outing for Oliver Nelson – one that breaks him out of the familiar territory of the studio, and puts him in a much more spontaneous live setting! Nelson's playing soprano sax on the album – using the instrument in an edgey way that has echoes of Coltrane, yet which also fits in nicely with the usual Nelson groove – a fully soulful approach to a larger ensemble, heard famously on countless sessions for other artists in the 60s, but even better hear with Oliver at the helm! Other players on the record include Bobby Bryant, Tom Scott, Frank Strazzeri, Mel Brown, and Lou Blackburn – coming together with Nelson in a hip take on the west coast soul jazz groove of the time. Titles include Nelson's own "Miss Fine" and "Guitar Blues", plus lively versions of "Night Train" and "Milestones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Nostalgia 77Loneliest Flower In The Village ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2023. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest music we've heard so far from Nostalgia 77 – a group who started many years back as a jazz-referenced project – but one who here are definitely a fully-fledged combo with a very spiritual vibe! As before, producer Benedic Lamdin is at the helm of the lineup – yet the production is minimal, and instead the whole thing has this instrumental flowering of group members in ways that really fit the spirit of music by Dollar Brand, Chris McGregor, and Sun Ra – who are all covered on the set alongside the group's own original compositions too! The horn work is especially wonderful – a blend of flute from Gareth Lockrane, tenor from James Allsop, and trumpet from Alex Bonney – held down by bass from longtime 77 stalwart Riaan Vosloo on bass, plus Tim Giles on drums, and Ross Stanley on piano and organ. Titles include "Dakar", "Ishmael", "The Sun Is Big", "Love In Outer Space", "Flower", and "The Hooper". CD
Also available Loneliest Flower In The Village (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Ganelin/Tarason/Chekasin (Ganelin Trio)Poi Segue ... LP
East Wind, 1981. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the few American releases by this important Soviet jazz trio! The third album by this legendary Soviet trio – with Vyacheslav Ganelin on piano, bass, guitar, and flute; Vladimir Chekasin on saxes, trombone, flute, and percussion; and Vladimir Tasarov on percussion and flute! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bumped corner, and a small peeled spot and traces from an index label in back.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlack, Brown, & Beautiful ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Oliver Nelson's hippest albums – a bold statement of righteous energy, and a fantastic summation of all the genius he'd created during the 60s as an arranger for other people's records! The record is almost at a Duke Ellington level – a complex yet soulful suite of tracks for the post-60s years – complete with some sound effects of rioting and urban strife at the beginning, and a mix of modern, modal, and compositional styles that bursts out with pride and power that we wouldn't have heard in Nelson's music a decade before! The soloists are great – and the album features wonderful read work from John Klemmer, Frank Strozier, and Nelson himself – on great original titles that include "Self Help Is Needed", "I Hope In Time A Change Will Come", "Requiem Afterthoughts", "Lamb Of God", and "Martin Was A Man A Real Man". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series! Includes obi.)
Also available Black, Brown, & Beautiful ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonBlues & The Abstract Truth (MCA pressing) ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the all-time classics of early 60s mainstream jazz – and a beautiful record that showcases writing and arranging talents of Oliver Nelson! Nelson had been bumping around a variety of sessions before this one – as a leader, sideman, and arranger – but it was with this album that his true talents really unfolded – sparkling with a depth of imagination and expression that marked him as one of the greatest artists in 60s American jazz! The group on the set is an all-star sextet – featuring Paul Chambers, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, and Freddie Hubbard – a disparate group of players who manage to come together with Nelson and find a unique voice that's rarely been duplicated again! The album features 6 fantastic compositions by Nelson, including "Stolen Moments", "Hoe Down", and "Yearnin". A fantastic record – and one that you can't go wrong with! CD

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonKennedy Dream – A Musical Tribute To John F Kennedy ... CD
Impulse/Verve, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little album – a lot better than you might think from the concept! After the death of JFK, Oliver Nelson penned this extremely strong tribute to the man – featuring snippets of speeches made by Kennedy during his time in office as president, used as bridges between jazz based backings by Nelson that are filled with some of his strongest writing of the time. The notes are more devoted to Kennedy's memory and Nelson's genius than the usual liner notes – so we're not sure who the players are – but the overall style is right up there with some of Nelson's best serious work from the time, and features a striking use of strings against jazz solo instrumentation, almost in a manner that recalls Ralph Burns' best styles of the 50s. Titles include "The Artists Rightful Place", "Jacqueline", "Day In Dallas", "Let The Word Go Forth", and "John Kennedy Memory Waltz". CD
(2009 digipak pressing. Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonMain Stem ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A relaxed small group session from saxophonist Oliver Nelson – a record that's quite different than some of his more tightly arranged dates, and a good reminder of this side of his talents! Oliver plays both alto and tenor sax on the album, and he's joined by a perfect group for the easy rolling groove of the tracks – Joe Newman on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – plus a young Ray Barretto on congas, who brings in the loping, stepping groove you find on other early 60s soul jazz sets of this nature. Nelson's sax is always a treat – blown with a sharper edge than you might hear with a big group – and the tracks are all quite fress too, and include "Tipsy", "Mainstem", "Ho!", "J&B", and "Latino". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and silver label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split spine & top seam, duct tape on top seam, light surface wear, light peel on the back in a blank area. Vinyl is nice!)

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonMore Blues & The Abstract Truth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Oliver Nelson's follow-up to his classic Blues & The Abstract Truth session for Impulse – and like that one, a tremendous little album – filled with deep tones and wonderful colors in sound! The group here's a bit larger than before – an ensemble that includes Phil Woods on alto, Ben Webster on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Roger Kellaway on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Grady Tate on drums. The album includes some superb original compositions by Nelson – just the kind of overlooked jazz numbers that make the set great – and as with most of his arrangements from the time, there's a perfect balance between group force and intimate solo space! Titles include "The Critic's Choice", "Blues & The Abstract Truth", "One For Bob", and 2 versions of Dave Brubeck's "Theme From Mr. Broadway". Also included are two bonus tracks- "One For Phil" and "Night Lights". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available More Blues & The Abstract Truth ... LP 38.99

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✨✧ Oliver NelsonSwiss Suite ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A killer set of searing soulful spiritual material from Oliver Nelson – and one of his best albums of the 70s! There's hardly anything "Swiss" in the music – save for the fact that it was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Fest – as the large ensemble recording has Nelson at the helm of a very hip group of musicians – really stretching out into territory that's more Strata East than any of his other work, especially on the title track! In addition to the tenor from Gato Barberi and alto from Eddie Vinson – both featured on the title – the set also features Charles Tolliver and Harry Beckett on trumpets, Bosko Petrovic on vibes, Na Na on barimbau, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Stanley Cowell on piano. Side one features the soaring "Swiss Suite" – an extended number done for the set – and side two has a bit more Nelson touches coming into play with the progressive lineup – on titles that include "Stolen Moments", "Black Brown & Beautiful", and "Blues & The Abstract Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Japanese pressing FD-10149. Includes insert.)
Also available Swiss Suite ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Albert WashingtonSad & Lonely (with bonus track) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An obscure bit of heavy soul – and the only vocal album on the jazz-based Eastbound imprint of Detroit's legendary Westbound Records! Albert's a blues artist, and sings in a soulful electric style that's similar to some of the Stax work of Albert King – but which has a bit more of a funk twist to it. Albert's vocals are definitely in the bluesy mode, but the backing is more in a Memphis soul style, with hints of Stax production styles in the mix, and lots of swirling organ underneath the vocals, in that Hi Records mode from the early 70s. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind", "Mischievous", "Feel The Need", "I Can't Stand It No More", "No Matter What The Cost Might Be", and "My Mother's Prayer". A pretty solid soul album all the way through – with a strong deep soul feel that's different than the usual Westbound/Eastbound bag! CD features the previously unissued bonus cut "Steal Away". CD

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead 11 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very different entry in this always-great series – one that doesn't focus on a specific artist, or just the instrumentation of the two leaders – but instead has this great range of artists coming together in a very jazz-based style! Things here are even more organic and flowing than on some of the other volumes – as there's a very cool array of players that shift nicely from track to track, while still giving the record a unified vibe – work from Jeff Parker on guitar, Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Tony Allen on drums, Henry Franklin on bass, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Wendell Harrison on bass clarinet, Jaman Laws on tenor, Phillip Wack on alto, and Scott Mayo on flute – all players who work with Younge and Muhammad to create soulful and funky elements that bring us back to the spirit of the Black Jazz label in the 70s Even if you've heard other titles in the series, this one still really advances the concept even further – and with more live, spontaneous energy in the studio – on titles that include "Running With The Tribe", "Phoenix", "Come As You Are", "Ebun", "El Cambio Es Necesario", "The Avenues", and "The Griot". CD

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✨✧ D InfluenceNo Illusions (MK's dumb dub, MK's dekalb)/Good Lover (Nelle's housemix, Nelle's 2 step mix)/Journey (Brixton bass mix, Brixton bass dub) ... 12-inch
East West, 1992. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A couple of sweet early 90s acid jazz tunes off the Good 4 We LP, get some nice jazzy house remixes and a couple of spins that maintian that smooth soul jazz vibe of the album mixes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonKind Of Hampton (10CD set) ... CD
House Of Jazz (Netherlands), Late 30s/1940s/1950s. Used 10CD ... Out Of Stock
Lots of big band recordings, plus some nice small group work with Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, and others. CD
(Box has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonThere It Is ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great little set of instrumental tracks from Lionel Hampton – almost more soul than jazz, and set to some hipper than usual Brunswick Records arrangements – by the likes of Eugene Record, Willie Henderson, Sonny Sanders, and Hamilton Bohannon! The setting is a great showcase for Hamp's vibes – which always had plenty of punch, even back in the swing generation – and turn out to be an excellent fit for later 70s soul styles too. Bohannon turns out the best track on the album – the slow funky sample cut "Happiness", which steps along at half pace, and sounds like one of the killers from his own Stop & Go album! Other tracks are all pretty great, too – and titles include "Without You In My Life", "I Never Had It So Good", "There It Is", "Wrapped Up In Your Warm & Tender Love", and "Sing A Little Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Wendell Harrison & Phil RanelinWhat We Need/The Wok ... 7-inch
Tribe/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little picture sleeve pressing of two cuts from the rare Tribe Records years – both appearing here on 45 for the first time ever! "What We Need" is a slow-building cut with a very righteous message – Fender Rhodes slow-stepping in the groove as the horns rise up, and a sweet female vocal delivers the lyrics! "The Wok" is of slightly later vintage – early 80s work from Wendell Harrison that has this cool electro sort of update of earlier soul jazz modes – complete with a nice flute solo in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Enrico Intra, Giorgio Gaslini, Eraldo Volante, & OthersItalian Jazz Graffiti 2 ... LP
Musica Jazz (Italy), Late 50s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of Italian jazz from the postwar years – featuring rare work by tenorist Eraldo Volante, pianist Enrico Intra, and trumpeter Nunzio Rotondo – plus a group co-led by Gianni Basso on tenor and Dino Piana on trombone, the Quintetto Di Luca with vibes from Antonello Vannucchi, and an early cut from the Basso Valdambrini group – plus larger groups led by Giorgio Gaslini and Armando Trovajoli! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, and packaged with a copy of Musica Jazz magazine!)

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✨✧ Eero Koivistoinen & FriendsJappa – The Complete Jazz At The Polytechnicum Recordings 1967/1968 ... LP
Svart (Finland), Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection of modern jazz from Finland – a set that brings together four different releases, all originally issued only as on vinyl as 7" single EPs! First up is an early set from saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen – very freewheeling material that's in a 60s modern legacy that might include Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman, but which has a very different spirit – thanks to the sharp tone that Eero gets on alto sax, and the use of cellos on one cut, and congas on another! The core trio features Pekka Sarmanto on bass and Edward Vesala on drums – and titles include "Jappa", "OK Song", and "Spanish Lady & Lovable Miss P". Next is material from a larger group, led by pianist Pentti Hietanen, who also plays a bit of pocket trumpet – in a lineup that includes Stanley Lindroos on tenor, Ilkaa Karumo on alto, Kaj Backlund on trumpet, Teppo Hauto Aho on bass, and Esko Rosnell on drums. The piano-less group has some great horn interplay – on two long titles, "XYX" and "Irwin". The next release features work from both Eero Koivistoinen and Pekka Poyry on alto saxes – each on one track with their own groups, then coming together on a long track at the end! Other musicians include Eero Ojanen on piano, Pekka Sarmanto on bass, and Reino Laine on drums – on the titles "Scamp", "Interruptus", and "Lorna". The last release is probably the most unusual – titled Posotusta Pimputusta Pompotusta – as it features a number of recitations from Tommi Parko, who also sings, and plays guitar and pian – sometimes with sound effects – before later opening the door for contributions from other artists, including Mike Koskinen on trumpet, Philip Donner on piano and recorder, Kalle Lae on guitar, and Pekka Tanskanen on percussion. The tracks are short on this last fourth of the collection – a mixture of jazz and other experimental modes. LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi and booklet.)
Also available Jappa – The Complete Jazz At The Polytechnicum Recordings 1967/1968 (Jappa/XYZ/Tune In/Posotusta Pimputusta Pompotusta) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ John Lewis & Svend Asmussen/John Lewis & Albert Mangelsdorff/Zagreb Jazz QuartEuropean Encounter/Animal Dance ... CD
Atlantic/American Jazz Classics (Spain), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
European Encounter is a uniquely encounter between pianist John Lewis and violinist Svend Asmussen – and one that makes for a different blend of instrumentation than you'd get on some of John Lewis' other albums as a leader! The pair are supported by Jimmy Woode on bass and Sture Kalin on drums – for a 50/50 mix of American and European – in a style that's wonderfully spare, and which brings out some of the best dark tones of both players – and which also has Asmussen's instrument inflecting some nice color into Lewis' tones. The album sports a wonderful version of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" – plus a set of Lewis originals that include "If I Were Eve", "Winter Tale", "Slater's Theme", and "New York 19". Animal Dance is one of the hippest albums that John Lewis ever recorded – and a set that's noteworthy for the presence of two European modernists! Most of the record features Lewis in a wonderful group with trobmonist Albert Mangelsdorff – who gets plenty of space here to play in his stepping, stuttering style – one of the more angular approaches to trombone in the 60s, and a nice contrast to the piano of Lewis. The group shared by both features Karl Theodor Geier on bass and Silvije Glojarnic on drums – and titles include "Animal Dance", "Set Em Up", "Monday In Milan", and "Why Are You Blue". But possibly even better than these sides is the album's one track by the amazing Zagreb Jazz Quartet – a group that features Bosko Petrovic on vibes, in a style that's somewhat inspired by the MJQ, but a fair bit darker too! The group play the wonderful "Ornaments" – awash in blue tones and richly chromatic vibes. CD

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Richard BarattaMusic In Film – The Sequel ... CD
Savant, 2022. Used ... $9.99
Jazzy takes on tunes that you'd know from famous film soundtracks – served up in a special way that not just draws from the talents of leader Richard Baratta on drums, but also heavily from pianist Bill O'Connell, who handled most of the arrangements for the set! There's a strong Latin jazz vibe to the set that reminds us a lot of O'Connell's own records – with Baratta on percussion alongside his drums, and added percussion and congas from Paul Rossman – in a group that also features Vincent Herring on alto, Paul Bollenback on guitar, and Michael Goetz on bass. Most tunes are familiar, but the arrangements are mighty fresh , and really open things up – on tunes that include "Last Tango In Paris", "Soul Bossa Nova", "Pure Imagination", "Man Of Constant Sorrow", "You've Got A Friend In Me", "Out Of This World", and "Pink Panther". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available Music In Film – The Sequel ... CD 14.99

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Richard BarattaMusic In Film – The Sequel ... CD
Savant, 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Jazzy takes on tunes that you'd know from famous film soundtracks – served up in a special way that not just draws from the talents of leader Richard Baratta on drums, but also heavily from pianist Bill O'Connell, who handled most of the arrangements for the set! There's a strong Latin jazz vibe to the set that reminds us a lot of O'Connell's own records – with Baratta on percussion alongside his drums, and added percussion and congas from Paul Rossman – in a group that also features Vincent Herring on alto, Paul Bollenback on guitar, and Michael Goetz on bass. Most tunes are familiar, but the arrangements are mighty fresh , and really open things up – on tunes that include "Last Tango In Paris", "Soul Bossa Nova", "Pure Imagination", "Man Of Constant Sorrow", "You've Got A Friend In Me", "Out Of This World", and "Pink Panther". CD
Also available Music In Film – The Sequel ... CD 9.99

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Benny Barksdale JrHeart & Soul Of Benny Barksdale Jr ... CD
Society Hill, 2021. Used ... $6.99
Includes the songs "Reasons", "Fran's Theme", "Just the Two of Us", "Sweet Thing", "Winelight", "Moody's Mood for Love", "That's the Way of the World", "Over the Rainbow", "Georgia on My Mind", "Jazz in the Go-Go", "K-Jee", and "Mister Magic ". CD

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Domi & JD BeckNot Tight ... CD
Blue Note, 2022. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A mighty fresh debut from Domi and JD Beck – a duo who mix together keyboards and drums at a level that channels lots of styles from the global underground of the past decade or so, but with a jazzier sort of warmth, and a nicely soulful current throughout! The pair first got attention on a track by Anderson Paak, who appears here alongside a list of other luminaries who include Thundercat, Busta Rhymes, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, and Mac DeMarco – all guests who are maybe more at home in the groove of Domi and JD, than trying to push their own agenda! Anderson signed the duo himself – and titles include "Pilot", "Moon", "Duke", "Take A Chance", "Whatup", "Smile", "Bowling", "Not Tight", "Two Shrimps", and "U Don't Have To Rob Me". CD

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DeeDee BridgewaterLove & Peace – A Tribute To Horace Silver ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $2.99
A modern classic from Dee Dee Bridgewater – one of her hippest albums of the later years, thanks to a great choice of material, and some really wonderful execution! The album's a beautiful set of straight jazz vocal readings of some of Horace Silver's best compositions, and it also features guest appearances by Silver and Jimmy Smith – both players who still had plenty going on at the time of the sessions. The real strength, though, is Dee Dee – as she proves once and for all that she's one of the best female true jazz singers of this era, capable of rich emotion on ballad tracks, and swinging free vocalese on more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Nica's Dream", "Pretty Eyes", "St. Vitus Dance", "Soulville", "Lonely Woman", and "Tokyo Blues". One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of the past 10 years! CD
(Out of print.)

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Tim Carman TrioKey Lime ... CD
Color Red, 2023. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99 On January 27, 2023 (delayed)
Drummer Tim Carman is best known for his work in the bluesy trio GA-20, but here he's in much more of a jazz-based mode overall – leading a trio that features some stunning organ work from Ken Clark, a player we don't know at all, but who clearly knows how to channel the best soul jazz styles of the 60s! There's a fierce, freewheeling vibe to the cuts – not funk, but more classic organ jazz – supported throughout with equally strong work on guitar from Steve Fell. If we had to come up with a reference for the vibe, we might go back to the 60s trio work of Don Patterson with Pat Martino and Billy James – and that's a heck of a compliment from us! Titles include "Blues For Bob", "Buster Rides Again", "Insomnia", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Not A Tear", "Key Lime", and "Scoochie". CD
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Also available Key Lime ... LP 26.99

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Tim Carman TrioKey Lime ... LP
Color Red, 2023. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
Drummer Tim Carman is best known for his work in the bluesy trio GA-20, but here he's in much more of a jazz-based mode overall – leading a trio that features some stunning organ work from Ken Clark, a player we don't know at all, but who clearly knows how to channel the best soul jazz styles of the 60s! There's a fierce, freewheeling vibe to the cuts – not funk, but more classic organ jazz – supported throughout with equally strong work on guitar from Steve Fell. If we had to come up with a reference for the vibe, we might go back to the 60s trio work of Don Patterson with Pat Martino and Billy James – and that's a heck of a compliment from us! Titles include "Blues For Bob", "Buster Rides Again", "Insomnia", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Not A Tear", "Key Lime", and "Scoochie". LP, Vinyl record album

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June ChristySomething Cool (color cover) ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. Titles include "Something Cool", "It Could Happen To You", "Lonely House", "I'm Thrilled", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! Stereo re-recording of the full LP – from the late 50s. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, bumped corners, and splitting in the spine.)
Also available
Something Cool (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99
Something Cool (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD 1.99

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June ChristySomething Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP
Capitol, 1953. Very Good ... $7.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. Titles include "Something Cool", "It Could Happen To You", "Lonely House", "I'm Thrilled", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! Original Mono recording – from 1953. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono turquiose label pressing. Vinyl has a short click during "Stranger Called.." Cover has a partial split on top seam, some surface wear & aging.)

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June ChristySomething Cool (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1953. Used ... $4.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. And, on this CD reissue, you'll also hear the pair in a whopping amount of extra material, pulled from singles and albums issued around the same time, for a total of 24 cuts in all. Titles include "Magazines", "Whee Baby", "I'm Thrilled", "Out Of Somewhere", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Fantastic stuff! CD
(1991 pressing with tons of bonus tracks!)
Also available
Something Cool (color cover) ... LP 4.99
Something Cool (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah BandDr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good ... $8.99
One of the most creative club acts of the 70s – the mighty Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band! Before starting his Kid Creole & the Coconuts combo, August Darnell worked to great fame with Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band – kind of a campy, jazzy ensemble – one that worked with a 20s aesthetic over a disco groove! There's a fair bit of acoustic instrumentation in the rhythms, and lots of those choppy, scratchy lines that we love so much in the Kid Creole work – all of which makes for a very nice change from the usual, especially in the late 70s mainstream. Darnell and Cory Daye are the main vocalists, and Darnell wrote all the lyrics for the album – on titles that include "Cherchez La Femme", "I'll Play The Fool", "Sour And Sweet", "We Got It Made", "Hard Times", "Sunshower", and "Betcha The Love Bug Bitcha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with Sterling stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a taped top seam, small split on bottom seam, light wear.)

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Bill EvansSesjun Radio Shows Vol 1 – Dutch Radio Sessions ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Sublime live work from the great Bill Evans – two different radio performances from the 70s, both of them great! The first half might be the most notable – as the set just features the bass of Eddie Gomez alongside Bill's piano – a pairing we love so much, and which sounds so incredible, we don't even miss the drums at all – because Eddie's got such an inherent sense of rhythm that he fits perfectly with Evans' stunning approach to the piano – on titles that include "Two Lonely People", "Some Other Time", "Up With The Lark", and "TTT". Drummer Elliot Zigmund joins the duo on the second half of the set – but as with his other great work with the trio during the decade, he's a master of understatement – and still really lets Gomez and Evans control the flow – especially Bill, who often begins tunes in a way that feels as if he's not even going to wait for the others to join in! Titles include "Sareen Jurer", "Blue Serge", "Sugar Plum", and "Morning Glory". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Serge Gainsbourg & Jean Claude VannierLes Chemins De Katmandou ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 26.99
A lost chapter in the legendary legacy of music from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier – the pair who created Serge's fantastic Melody Nelson album, and also did the funky soundtracks for the films Cannabis, La Horse, and Sex Shop! This set is every bit as groovy as those classics, but has been lost for years – because the master tapes were reportedly lost, and have only just recently been discovered – which makes the whole thing a 21st Century treasure from these two 60s maestros! The music is great – funky at times, jazzy at others – with elements that include tablas and sitar, funky bass, fuzzy guitar, heavy drums, and sweet clavinet – all used with that mindblowing melange that Vannier could cook up in the studio – so that even some of the familiar elements come out sounding very fresh and new. The film was also issued under the names Road To Kathmandu and The Pleasure Pit – and titles include "Opium Den", "Overdose", "Flower Child", "The Pleasure Pit", "Cache Cache", "Fallen Rainbow", and the tune "Colin Maillard" – a great funky number that's done in both vocal and instrumental versions. LP, Vinyl record album

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Wendell HarrisonEvening With The Devil (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tribe/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 44.98
One of the most classic albums on the Tribe Records label from Detroit – music that was too heavy for most of the world when it was issued in the 70s – but which has gone onto achieve legendary status over the years! Reedman Wendell Harrison leads the group in a set of soaring, spacious, righteous tunes – with great help from Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, and assorted other instruments, which he and Harrison play in the best AACM tradition. Phil Ranelin's also in the group on trombone – and other players include Charles Eubanks on keyboards, Ike Daney on drums, and Will Austin on bass – and the album also features some spoken passages by the Black Messengers, Oba and Vajava. The whole thing's fantastic – that strong collaborative spirit that graced the best part of the American jazz underground of the time – and titles include "Mary Had An Abortion", "Vol II Angry Young Man (parts 1 & 2)", "Consciousness", and "Rebirth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing – fully endorsed by Wendell Harrison!)

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Wendell HarrisonMessage From The Tribe ... LP
Tribe/Now Again, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that includes Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Jeamel Lee on vocals, Charles Eubanks on electric piano, and Charles Moore on flugelhorn. The tracks have a spacious spiritual approach that recalls some of the later Archie Shepp on Impulse – a blend of soul jazz with slight touches of electric instrumentation, some vocals, and a very progressive spirit overall – stepping proud in the new freedoms of the 70s, yet still swinging and very groovy. Titles include "Angela's Dilemma", "What We Need", "How Do We End All Of This Madness", "Merciful", and "Beneficent". LP, Vinyl record album
(A great pressing of this one – with a heavy booklet of notes, and new lacquers from Bernie Grundman!)

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Wendell HarrisonReawakening ... LP
Rebirth/P-Vine (Japan), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 44.99 About March 15, 2023
Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe to the music – which also features Harold McKinney on piano, Phil Ranelin on trombone, and Ralph Jones on soprano sax – part of a shifting lineup of artists who change from track to track – including Leon Thomas and Pamela Wise, who each sing a bit on the record. Thomas appears on the great tracks "Where Am I" and "Love Dream", both of which have a great mellow soul jazz vibe – and other cuts get a bit more out, and have more of the soaring spiritualism that got the Tribe scene going in the early 70s. Other titles include "Tons & Tons Of BS", "Winter", and "He's The One We All Knew". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reawakening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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Wendell HarrisonReawakening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Rebirth/P-Vine (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe to the music – which also features Harold McKinney on piano, Phil Ranelin on trombone, and Ralph Jones on soprano sax – part of a shifting lineup of artists who change from track to track – including Leon Thomas and Pamela Wise, who each sing a bit on the record. Thomas appears on the great tracks "Where Am I" and "Love Dream", both of which have a great mellow soul jazz vibe – and other cuts get a bit more out, and have more of the soaring spiritualism that got the Tribe scene going in the early 70s. Other titles include "Tons & Tons Of BS", "Winter", and "He's The One We All Knew". CD

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✨✧ Dave Holland QuintetCritical Mass ... CD
Dare 2, 2006. Used ... $4.99
A wonderfully warm and soulful session from bassist Dave Holland – thanks to contributions from a younger batch of players that includes Chris Potter on saxes and Steve Nelson on vibes! Both Potter and Nelson really make the record something special – Potter for his angular, well-crafted lines on tenor and soprano sax – and Nelson for his dark-edged vibes, which always add a new dimension to any group he works with! Other players are pretty great too – and include Robin Eubanks on trombone and Nate Smith on drums – and titles are all originals by group members, very fresh numbers from the hipper side of the soulful jazz spectrum! Titles include "The Eyes Have It", "Easy Did It", "Vicissitudes", "The Leak", "Secret Garden", "Lucky Seven", and "Amator Silenti". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Antonio Carlos JobimWonderful World Of Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
Warner (UK), 1965. Used ... $7.99
The wonderful world of Antonio Carlos Jobim gets a whole lot bigger on this American release from the 60s – thanks to a collaboration with the great Nelson Riddle, the arranger whose work made so many of Frank Sinatra's albums so great! Riddle really understands the jazzy elements at the core of Jobim's tunes – and backs his guitar and vocals with a great 60s California take on the bossa nova – one that's never trying too hard to cross over, and which instead really respects the genius of Jobim at the core! Antonio sings on most tracks – some even with English lyrics that are really great – and titles include "Useless Landscape", "Bonita", "Surfboard", "She's A Carioca", "Aqua De Beber", and "Favela". CD
(2002 digipack pressing. Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos Jobim & OthersSongbook Instrumental ... CD
Lumiar (Brazil), 1995. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
An excellent batch of modern instrumental readings of some of Jobim's greatest compositions – put together with the usual respect and care of the Lumiar label, and featuring a huge number of great Brazilian jazz players, like Joao Donato, Nelson Ayres, Sivuca, Roberto Menescal, Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, Antonio Adolfo, Nico Assumpcao, Osmar Milito, and Jobim himself! The arrangements are haunting, and some tracks have wonderful instrumentation (trumpet/piano, cello quartet, etc) that really opens up these great tracks. Titles include "Surfboard", "Tema Para Ana", "Tema Jazz", "O Homem", "Stoneflower", "Radames Y Pele", and "Dialogo". 2 CDs, with lots of niceness! Note that a number of these tracks (if not all of them) are on the 5 volume Jobim series that we carry, also on Lumiar. CD
(Out of print.)

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Etta JonesSo Warm ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... $5.99
Etta Jones is definitely nice and warm here – working with some great backings from Oliver Nelson, who mixes in a bit of strings with the usual jazzy punch he was delivering at the time! Jones' vocals are at the height of her early powers here – working with poise, class, and a heck of a lot of soul – and titles on the set include "You Better Go Now", "All My Life", "And This Is My Beloved", "Unchained Melody", "If You Were Mine", "Hurry Home", and "I Laughed At Love". CD
(Mid 90s OJC pressing.)
 
 
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