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Willie & West/New SoundsWillie & West Meet The New Sounds (Willie & West At Their Best/New Sounds/bonus tracks) ... CD
Stang/Outta Sight (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Rare soul galore – a pair of totally rare albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Willie & West At Their Best – a killer of a soul album from the New Jersey underground! This is the same Willie from Willie & The Mighty Magnificents – working here with singer West, who he supposedly started out with. The pair have a style that's a bit like some of the sock-soul duos of the 60s – but they're also willing to let each other take the lead from time to time, singing in a deep soul style that belies their Augusta, Georgia roots! The album's nice and raw – a rare soul gem with a rough and ready heart that keeps it strong over the years. Titles include "Can You Hear The Voices", "The Will", "Beautiful Party", "Deep Down In Your Soul", "You & Me", "Key To My Happiness", and "Watch Yourself". The next album by The New Sounds is some of the deepest soul ever cut by the All Platinum family of labels – done by a vocal group who were contemporaries of The Moments and Whatnauts, but who sang with an even grittier sound overall! There's definitely some sweet New Jersey touches on the set, but some tracks also bring in a bit of a southern soul element too – a nice sense of raspiness on the vocals that's a completely charming combination with the spare instrumentation and rough-edged production! The album's exactly the kind we keep digging rare soul for – and it's a lost treasure from the early 70s east coast group scene – with cuts that include "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Two Of A Kind", "Sweet Memories", "Having You Around", "Moving", "Tell Me Your Name", and "Just As I Am". CD also features 2 bonus tracks from Willie & West – "Attica Massacre" and "Nobody's Fault But Mine" – and one more bonus track from Robert Tanner, "Sweet Memories". CD
 
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✨✧ La Crema De New YorkEl Party ... CD
United Artists/West Side Latino, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A crack set of early 70s Latin, played by "the cream of New York" – a group that includes Louie Ramirez on piano, vibes, and organ, and Mauricio Smith on flute and sax! The whole album's pretty darn great, with a really strong jazzy touch – thanks to great work by Ramirez and Smith – and at some level, the feel of the record is similar to that of labelmates Ocho, with an equally righteous blend of styles. Most tracks have vocals, but the main focus is on the strong instrumentation – and 2 cuts on the set are instrumentals. Titles include "Salta Perico", "El Party", "Quimbia", "Mi Pais", and a great funky cover of "Cisco Kid"! CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve EarleI'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (with bonus DVD) ... CD
New West, 2011. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
... CD
(Includes bonus "making of" DVD.)

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Jason IsbellSirens Of The Ditch ... CD
New West, 2007. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Nikki LaneHighway Queen ... LP
New West, 2017. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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PylonGyrate ... LP
DB Recs/New West, 1980. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
Overlooked genius from the scene in Athens, GA – served up by a group who also borrow plenty of influences from the UK post-punk world too! Pylon are heavy on bass that might be borrowed from Young Marble Giants, but then turned up in sound and speed – matched with these great guitar lines that are complex in sound, but right on the money in terms of placement – all topped with the vocals of Vanessa Biscoe Hay – a singer who's nicely understated, and as much a part of the sonic mix as the other elements in the group! Titles include "Feast On My Heart", "Precaution", "Driving School", "Gravity", "Working Is No Problem", "Stop It", "Danger", and "Read A Book". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan RidgwayHoliday In Dirt ... CD
New West, 2002. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PylonGyrate ... CD
DB Recs/New West, 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from the scene in Athens, GA – served up by a group who also borrow plenty of influences from the UK post-punk world too! Pylon are heavy on bass that might be borrowed from Young Marble Giants, but then turned up in sound and speed – matched with these great guitar lines that are complex in sound, but right on the money in terms of placement – all topped with the vocals of Vanessa Biscoe Hay – a singer who's nicely understated, and as much a part of the sonic mix as the other elements in the group! Titles include "Feast On My Heart", "Precaution", "Driving School", "Gravity", "Working Is No Problem", "Stop It", "Danger", and "Read A Book". CD
Also available Gyrate ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Big Band Of BrothersJazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers Band ... CD
New West, 2019. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Statesboro Blues", "Don't Want You No More", "Hot 'Lanta", "Whipping Post", "Dreams", and "Les Brers In A Minor". CD
 
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Al Cohn & Shorty RogersEast Coast – West Coast Scene ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A classic session in the tried and true marketing style of "East Coast vs West Coast" jazz, with one side of tracks by a group led by Al Cohn, and featuring Gene Quill, Hal McKusick, and Joe Newman. The other side's got Shorty Rogers representin' on the West Coast, with Jimmy Giuffre, Zoot Sims, Bud Shank, and Shelly Manne. The album's a nice batch of tracks, in the tightly arranged style that characterizes many of these mid-50's RCA jazz sessions. However, since Cohn's measured playing could never really be taken for New York Hot, and since his longtime partner Zoot Sims is part of Rogers' West Coast group, it's hard to say that these sides are really any sort of true battle between the coasts. Instead, though, the tracks are nice and long, with more room for solos than usual, and titles that include "Loki", "Cool Sunshine", and "Inside Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, light wear, and some aging.)

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Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons EnsembleAfro Straight ... CD
Delmark, 2012. Used ... $8.99
One of the greatest albums we've heard from Ernest Dawkins in years – and one of the straightest, too! The set's got a hardbop fury we've not always heard from Dawkins – a tight, soulful energy that's spun out beautifully by the local group in the set – a lineup that includes Ernest on alto and tenor, Corey Wilkes on trumpet, Willerm Delisfort on piano, Junius Paul on bass, and Isaiah Spender on drums. Other tracks add in bits of percussion, and Hammond on one tune – and while the music still has all the sharp edges you'd know from Dawkins' time in the AACM, the overall execution feels more like a killer Blue Note or Prestige date from the 60s – particularly in the interplay between trumpet and sax. Titles include "Afro Straight", "United", "Central Park West", "Footprints", "Old Man Blues", and "Juju". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, disc has a promo stamp.)

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Lyle MurphyNew Orbits In Sound ... LP
GNP, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
An obscure west coast set – featuring some very hard-driving big band arrangements, short but with breakout solos that really keep things moving along at a good pace. Murphy wrote and arranged most of the material – cool little offbeat tunes, many with a space theme to match the cover of the album. Players include Frank Morgan, Milt Bernhart, Chico Hamilton, Buddy Colette, and Bob Gordon – and titles include "Lost In A Fugue", "Frantastic", "Frankly Speaking", "Tone Poem", and "Orbit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and split bottom seam.)

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Prince & The New Power GenerationOne Nite Alone The Aftershow – It Ain't Over! (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sony/Legacy, 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.98
A really fantastic live moment from Prince – a set that's even groovier and funkier than the standard One Nite Alone material – as the tracks here are nice and long, feature guest work from Musiq and George Clinton, and really feature Prince jamming with a group that features Maceo Parker and Candy Dulfer on saxes, plus the legendary Larry Graham on bass! The tunes stretch out nice and long, and feel very spontaneous – like you're certainly being let into some special aftershow event – and titles include "The Everlasting Now", "Peach (xtended jam)", "Dorothy Parker", "Just Friends (Sunny)/If You Want Me To Stay", "Joy In Repetition", "We Do This", "2 Nigs United 4 West Compton", "Alphabet Street", and "Girls & Boys". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! Limited edition purple vinyl pressing – with download!)

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REMNew Adventures In Hi Fi (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Craft, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $30.99 34.99 On October 29, 2021
Titles include "How The West Was Won & Where It Got Us", "Two", "E-Bow The Letter", "Departure", "Bittersweet Me", "New Test Leper", "The Wake Up Bomb", and "Low Desert". LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary Edition!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, October 29.

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Archie SheppComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note (Sea Of Faces/Down Home New York/Little Red Moon/California Meeting) (4CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1975/1984/1985. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99 41.98
A relatively small slice of the long and storied career of tenorist Archie Shepp – but a great one too, and a set of records that marks some of Shepp's more spiritual modes at the time! The package might well be worth it alone for the classic Sea Of Faces – a great little set from Archie Shepp – one of his strongest of the 70s, and a real return to the kind of spiritual jamming he was doing at the end of his time with Impulse Records! The album's well-known for it's great track "Song For Mozambique" – a spare and righteous number that features Bunny Fox singing in a sweet spiritual mode, while Charles Greenlee and Shepp recite chants over the jamming grooves of the band. Fox also sings on the mellow and soulful "I Know Bout The Life", and the Shepp group picks up a straight but hard mode on Cal Massey's great track "Lookin For Someone To Love". The extended jammer "Hipnosis" takes up all of side one – and it's a great little groover that builds nicely with a comping rhythm, yet which gives the band some nice room to solo in an exploratory fashion. Down Home New York is an overlooked killer from Archie Shepp – a set that almost recalls some of the spiritual moments of his later Impulse work, and which definitely has him moving past some of the straighter sounds of this period in his career! Things are never too outside or free, but there's a balance with straightness that's really great – so that when the rhythms are gentle, Archie might really take off in an edgey solo – or when the grooves have more force, he might hang inside with a soulful core energy, holding the whole group together. There's some great use of electric bass on the date – played by Saheb Sarbib – and other players include Charles McGhee on trumpet, Ken Warner on piano, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. Players vocalize a bit at times – in an older Shepp way – and titles include "Down Home New York", "May 16th", "Down Home New York", "Straight Street", and "The 4th World". Little Red Moon features some nicely spiritual currents too – with a group that includes Enrico Rava on trumpet – on titles that include "Naima", "Impromptu", "Whisper Not", and "Little Red Moon". California Meeting is a live set from the west coast – featuring some very long tracks with George Cables on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Eddie Marshall on drums – plus bluesman Royal Blue on one track too. All four albums come in a box, in tiny recor-style sleeves! CD

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Theatre WestBow To The People (with bonus track) ... LP
Black Fire/Strut, Late 70s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A sweet set of spiritual jazz funk – a gem of a set from an Ohio group of the 70s, but one that was initially only issued on CD by the Black Fire label many years later! The ensemble's led by singer/pianist Clarence Young – and has a very message-oriented approach – sort of a blend of Roy Ayers-styled jazzy soul with touches of Philly harmony groups, and a bit more of the soul jazz of the Strata East years. Clarence talks his way into few of the cuts – laying down a message, sometimes to some kids – and the way the music builds out of the spoken bits is very nice, and gives the record an intimate sense of purpose that offsets the style of the music beautifully. The group's also got a wonderful vibist – one who really makes some great Roy Ayers inflections on the best cuts – especially those with ensemble vocals. Tracks include "No More Junk", "Black Love", "Children Of Tomorrow's Dreams", and "Puppet". Includes the unreleased track "Man Of Many Means"! LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – with an unreleased track, and new notes and rare photos!)
Also available Bow To The People ... CD 13.99

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Toots ThielemansEast Coast West Coast ... CD
Private, 1994. Used ... $6.99
A great later jazz set from Toots Thielemans – recorded half in New York and half in LA – as you might guess from the title! The sound is still very much Toots' own, though – no easy nods to styles from either city in earlier years – and despite the fact that the record is on the Private Music label, which could sometimes put out snoozy new age, it's definitely a jazz date through and through – with relatively stripped down small combo instrumentation on all numbers. Players include John Scofield on guitar, Christian Mc Bride and Charlie Haden on bass, Mike Maineri on vibes, Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Lyle Mays on piano, and Peter Erskine on drums – and tracks include "In Walked Bud", "Con Alma", "Groovin High", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Giant Steps", "Waltz For Debby", "A Child Is Born", and "Take Five". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Village PeopleGo West ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The only "west" these guys have gone is the West Village – the home of their aesthetic, and a post-Stonewall playground that was getting very firmly noticed by the mainstream by this point! The album's their last big one for Casablanca – and features arrangements from Horace Ott, who gives the record a surprisingly soulful core in the grooves – something that's also enforced by the production at the New York branch of Sigma Sound! Titles include the massive hit "In The Navy", plus the tracks "Go West", "Citizens Of The World", "I Wanna Shake Your Hand", "Manhattan Woman", and "Get Away Holiday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the fold-out poster!)

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VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most discussions of the rhythms from the 60s onward, but never explained as fully as might be needed! Given the already-great grooves going down on the continent for generations, it's surprising that African musicians might pick up styles from Cuba and the Caribbean – yet due to the vagaries of global cultural circulation, that's exactly what happened – and the music has never been the same ever since. This really well-done package offers up a range of tracks from the 50s through the 70s – showing some of the earliest African extrapolations of Latin styles – clearly enforcing the "Afro" in Afro-Cuban rhythms – then moving onto some later grooves that offer up some funkier styles too. The work's a bridge between the ethnographic sets on Honest Jons, and some of the tighter grooves you might find on a Soul Jazz collection – a wonderful blend of music, packaged beautifully too. Titles include "A Moins Que Namikosa" by Orchestra OK Jazz, "Rampa Rampa" by Orchestre Yaya Mas, "Quiero Wapacha" by Charles Lembe, "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" by Orchestre OK Jazz, "Vamos A Bailar" by Rio Band, "Guantanamo" by Laba Sosseh, "On Verra Ca" by Orchestre Baobab, "Mi Guajeo" by Orchestre N'Guewel, "N'Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" by Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, "Africa Boogaloo" by Le Grande Kalle with Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango, and "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBreaking The Beats – A Personal Selection of West London Sounds – Compiled By Joey Negro & Will Fox ... CD
Z Records (UK), 2000s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
A stunning selection of the sorts of music that really set the London scene on fire at the start of the century – the new wave of broken beat artists who sprung up in the wake of jungle – a whole new generation of producers and performers that really reinvented the sound of the dancefloor for the 21st Century! Yet despite a new ear for rhythm, there's also a strong love of older elements too – a real respect for jazz, sophisticated instrumentation, and fuller, more soulful production than the previous generation – all of which makes these tunes really awash in color, soul, and life! The artists here aren't just British, and include some global talents who were really inspired by the sound going down in the UK – and together, the collection is a wonderful overview of this really magical time – when it seemed like mindblowing music was coming out every single week, and we were ultra-proud to be stocking contemporary cuts like this. 2CD set features 22 tracks in all – and titles include "DJ Power" by NSM, "Save It" by Domu with Face, "Samurai" by Jazztronik, "Organic Juggernaut" by Kaidi Tatham, "Manhood" by Victor Duplaix, "Feed The Cat" by Agent K, "Take Me To Your Sky" by Fourth Kind, "Broken Vibes" by Taylor McFerrin with Vincent Parker, "Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic's co-operative mix)" by 4Hero, "Baila Conmigo (AtJazz rmx)" by Nova Fronteira, "Afrospace" by Blakai with Bembe Segue, and "Hands" by Agent K. CD

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VariousDisques La Raye – 60s French West Indies Boo Boo Galoo ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
A whole host of cool Latin tracks from the French West Indies scene of the late 60s – not music that flowed to Guadeloupe or Martinique from Cuba or Puerto Rico – but fresh new sounds that were directly inspired by the boogaloo generation on the New York scene! The tracks here aren't straight Latin Soul – and they're hardly familiar Latin, either – and are instead this wonderful hybrid of elements, including some previous Caribbean modes – all fused into the tighter, shorter burst of energy that was unlocked once Joe Cuba and some of his generation discovered the smaller combo mode of Latin grooving! There's a nicely messed-up criss-crossing of sounds going on here – not the same as, but with similar energy to the Spanish Harlem scene at the time – on cuts that include "Jerk Vide" by David Martial, "Mais Tu Sais" by Dany Play, "Je Voudrais Danser Avec Toi" by Les Bois Sirop, "Sauvagement Sexy" by Gaby Siarras, "Sekirite" by Maurice Alcindor, "Tu Bois Beaucoup" by Le Ry-Co Jazz, "Disque La Raye" by Joby Valente, "Ou Que Di Moin" by Monsieur X, and "Ou Pas Z'Amis En Moin" by Henri Debs. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLA's Unsung – Nimbus West Compilation ... CD
Nimbus, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A very fitting title for a really wonderful compilation – one that features tracks from the catalog of the legendary Nimbus Records label, home to some of the most creative work in the Los Angeles scene at the end of the 70s and beginning of the 80s! Nimbus' main star talent was pianist Horace Tapscott – and the label recorded work by many in Tapscott's creative circle at the time, a rich blend of many different jazz talents, many of whom are still sadly "unsung" even years later. The energy here is similar to the Chicago AACM scene, the St Louis style of the early 70s, or some of the New York loft jazz recordings of the mid 70s – but the Nimbus scene is also characterized by a stronger modal sound, one that creates a lot more rhythmic pulsing in the music, giving many of the tunes on the set a pronounced groove that easily helps them span time and location. Titles in clude "UGMAAGER" by Nate Morgan, "Question" by Jesse Sharps, "Prayer Of Happiness" by Billie Harris, "Mrafu" by Nate Morgan, "Calvary" by Dadisi Komolafe, "Same Shame" by Ricky Kelley, and "Raphael" by Roberto Miranda. CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz Next Beat New Sounds For New Generation – Compiled By Mitsuru Ogawa ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Buddy Sativa, Nik West, Suzi Analogie, Jneiro Jarel, Ras G, Si Tew, Duffstep, Lord Echo, Chico Mann, Radio Citizen, DJ Center, and more. CD
(Out of print, includes obi which has a promotional sticker on the barcode.)

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✨✧ Sidiku BuariRevolution – Live Disco Show In New York City (180 gram pressing – 2 x 45rpm) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest records ever issued by Sidiku Buari – the Ghanian musician who also recorded just as Buari – stepping out here in a very unusual performance recorded live at a club in New York at the end of the 70s! Side one begins with this great crowd frenzy and very cool energy as Buari's group take off running – mixing West African modes with more American boogie and funk elements – in a blend that has lots of riffing guitar and some especially groovy keyboard parts! Side two features studio material, but still pretty darn great – and maybe touched with a slight inspiration from Jamaica in some of the dubbier rhythms. There's some nicely weird sounds that are a bit hard to identify, and which cut against some of the sweeter vocal moments – on titles that include "Together We Can Rebuild It", "Revolution", "Keep The Rhythm Going", "Ofey Karambani", "This Is Music", and "Disco Soccer". LP, Vinyl record album

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AguabellaHitting Hard! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epsilon/CuBop, 1977. New Copy ... $22.99 24.98
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as congolero Francisco Aguabella comes on hard, hitting strong throughout – and serving up a wicked blend of Latin, funk, and soul! The mid 70s set is a standout recording from Aguabella – done after he left the group Malo, and one of the best west coast takes on the modes that scene was changing up from New York at the time – really transforming the sound of contemporary Latin with a trans-genre vibe that was easily some of the most revolutionary music of the period. Rhythms are acoustic, but there's a nice dose of electric energy too, thanks to some sweet keyboards. Some cuts have English vocals, others are instrumental – and titles include "Hitting Hard", "I Wanna Know", "Cisco", "Image of a Star" and a nice version of Edu Lobo's "Casa Forte". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ David AxelrodSong Of Innocence ... CD
Capitol/Now Again, 1968. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
One of a handful of amazing albums recorded by David Axelrod towards the end of the 60s – really stunning, genre-breaking music that was years ahead of its time – and which has only finally been getting its due in more recent decades! At the time of the record, Axelrod was a house producer at Capitol Records – where he'd created big hits for Lou Rawls and Cannonball Adderley – and he'd also been experimenting a bit with studio techniques for other rock groups. But here, the Axe brings all his experience into play – then sends things soaring to the skies – with music based on the work of poet William Blake, but delivered in this totally groovy west coast 60s mode. The core of the instrumentation features funky drums from Earl Palmer and bass from Carole Kaye – both of whom really keep things rock-solid amidst the larger mix of strings and instruments directed by the great Don Randi – who himself is pretty darn wonderful too. The music has nice snatches of fuzz and organ throughout – jazzy moments, funky passages, and lots more too – served up on tunes that include much-sampled song "Holy Thursday" – plus "The Smile", "A Dream", "Song Of Innocence", and "The Mental Traveler". William Blake never sounded so funky! CD
(Fantastic reissue – new remastering, and a big booklet of notes on the music!)

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B-52sWild Planet ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
They may look goofy on the cover, but the young B-52s are incredible here – working with this spare sense of power that almost makes us think that we didn't need most of what happened in rock and roll during the 70s – given the way these guys can distill a mood or moment down to just a few deft instrumental turns and offbeat lyrics! The record's not punk, but it's also not new wave either – at least in the conventional way – and there's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. We might even say this one tops their debut – and titles include "Party Out Of Bounds", "Dirty Back Road", "Runnin Around", "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho", "Devil In My Car", "Quiche Lorraine", "Strobe Light" and "53 Miles West Of Venus". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chet BakerChet – Ballads By Chet Baker (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $5.99
One of a handful of late 50s albums that Chet Baker recorded for Riverside – all of which are some of his last great 50s work in the studio, before a shift in the 60s to a wider-ranging approach to his music! The style here is definitely in the "classic" Baker mode set down for Pacific Jazz – but a bit more fleshed out by the other players in the set – who seem to push a bit more personality into the tunes, and not just let Chet's trumpet dominate. The sound is soft and gentle – as you'd expect from the title – and other players include Bill Evans, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Connie Kay and Philly Joe Jones – all bringing a bit of a New York undercurrent to the west coast Baker solo style. Titles include "How High the Moon", "It Never Entered My Mind", "If You Could See Me Now", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Time On My Hands", and "You And The Night And Music". Also includes the bonus track "Early Morning Mood". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chet BakerChet Baker Sextet & Quartet ... LP
Music (Italy), 1960. Sealed ... $13.99
A rare Italian-only album from Chet Baker – wonderfully cooking small group work that's a far bit greater than his more familiar "with strings" session recorded in Italy during the same period! The album's got Chet working with an array of great players from the local scene – including Gianni Basso on tenor sax, Renato Sellani on drums, and Glauco Masetti on alto sax – all in a groove that shows plenty of traces of that opened-up sound that Baker was exploring in the very late 50s – the modes he was crafting in his group with Phil Urso on tenor, as he started to get a bit more bit in his style! Yet there's also a nicely compressed approach going on here too – that west coast sound that was a strong influence on the Italian players of the postwar years, but which was unfolded to new ends in their hands. Titles include "Lady Bird", "Line For Lyons", "Tune Up", "Cheryl Blues", "Indian Summer", and "Pent Up House". LP, Vinyl record album
(2020 Saar pressing. Still sealed!)

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BeatersHarari ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A landmark album on the South African scene of the 70s – a set that mixes together currents of jazz and funk, but at the start of a sound that would break forth even more in the decade to come! Yet The Beaters were there at the start – a young trio that includes drummer Sipho Mabuse, who'd become a very famous solo act later on – here, part of a combo that's energetic, filled with new ideas, and spinning out long tracks that shine with a special sort of spiritual vibe! The sound is a bit hard to describe – unlike anything on the West African or South African scene of the time – plenty of long-spun rhythms with warm jazzy currents, but a unique flavor in the way the group puts the whole thing across. The set features work from jazzmen Dudu Makasi and Dennis Mpale – and titles include "Love Love Love", "Harari", "Thiba Kamoo", "What's Happening", "Push It On", and "Inhlupheko Ipheile". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marion BrownThree For Shepp ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
An unbelievable recording! As Archie Shepp made his first album for Impulse a tribute to Coltrane, Marion Brown made his a tribute to Shepp – a wonderful lineage of avant talent in the 60s, stated boldly here, given Brown's amazing talent on the record! The album's filled with hard, soulful playing that goes out, but never too far – like Shepp in his best sixties moments – and Brown's working with a great lineup of players that includes Grachan Moncur on trombone, Beaver Harris on drums, and Stanley Cowell on piano! The tunes include three Marion Brown originals on side one, plus three tracks by Shepp on side two. "Spooks" alone will leave you loving this album for years to come – and other tracks include "West India", "Delicado", "New Blue", and "Fortunato". A brilliant blend of 60s "new thing" playing and 70s underground jazz! CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the 60 Impulse series!)

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Dave Brubeck & Paul DesmondDave Brubeck/Paul Desmond (Jazz At The Blackhawk/Jazz At Storyville) ... CD
Fantasy, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
Really early work from the team of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond – cut years before their hit fame at Columbia, when Brubeck was first cooking up his modernist combo, and recording for Fantasy Records on the west coast. The set brings together a few early albums – Jazz At The Blackhawk and Jazz At Storyville – both harder to find sets that show Brubeck mostly working on turning out new versions of older standards, filtered through his modern take to time structures and phrasing. Titles include "Jeepers Creepers", "Let's Fall In Love", "I May Be Wrong", "Over The Rainbow", "Tea For Two", and "This Can't Be Love". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Sidiku BuariFeelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... LP
Precious/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A pair of rare records by Sidiku Buari – issued back to back on a single CD! Feelings is a record that was issued on the tiny Precious label – home to only two Buari albums in its tiny catalog – and the set follows strongly on the work that Sidiku recorded in New York during the 70s, records that were initially issued just under his last name! The groove on some tracks is full of early 80s NYC touches – sweet electro keyboards that provide some great middle-ground shocks to the tunes – while beats crackle crispy at the bottom, and Buari sings these slinky soul vocals that are a lot more American than you'd guess from the Ghanaian recording of the album. But other numbers have more of a West Africa vibe – that updating of older modes that was taking place in Nigeria too. Titles include "Music", "Feelings", "Anowar", and "Yayo Papa". Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters has a groove that definitely lives up to its name – a sweet 80s crackle with lots of tunes that jam in an old school funk style – keyboards, basslines, and rhythms right on the money – in a great Transatlantic bridge between Ghana and New York City! The set begins with the super-funky "Let's Go To Funky Town" – a tune with a break on the intro to rival some of the best funky club work of the time – and the vibe continues strongly through the rest of the set, on titles that include "Sophisticated Jammer", "Power To My People", "Rhythm Of Africa", "Minsumobo", and "Karambani". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeannie Cheatham & Jimmy CheathamSweet Baby Blues ... LP
Concord, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A sweetly stepping session of bluesy jazz vocals from Jeannie Cheatham – outwardly a trad-oriented record, but done here with some nice light west coast touches that really capture the best of the Concord groove of the early 80s. There's a gentle swing to the tracks that reminds us of some of the Ernestine Anderson Concord work from the period, and Jeannie plays a bit of piano as well as sings – and is joined by Jimmy on bass trombone, Red Callender on bass and tuba, and Charles McPherson on alto sax. Titles include "Brand New Blues Blues", "I Got A Mind To Ramble", "Cherry Red", "Roll Em Pete", and "Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ed CherrySoul Tree ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A killer guitar and Hammond session with a really sublime sort of sound – a groove that's wonderfully free of cliche – and which has an open, spacious quality that few artists can match! Given the instrumentation, the album's steeped in tradition, but never tries to just rehash an older Prestige Records vibe – and instead guitarist Ed Cherry and organist Kyle Koehler find a way of soaring out in their own spirits – opening up strongly in a bass-less trio that only features the drums of Anwar Marshall to keep things snapping along. The pairing is perfect – on the level of Grant Green with Larry Young, or Pat Martino with Don Patterson – yet very much with its own spirit, too. Cherry's arrangements are great, too – providing very fresh takes on familiar tunes, alongside his own compositions. Titles include "Central Park West", "A New Blue", "Rachel's Step", "Ode To Angela", "Little Sunflower", "Little Girl Big Girl", and "Peace". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane's Sound (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1960/1966. Used ... $6.99
One of the more obscure John Coltrane albums for Atlantic – but a beautiful batch of spiritual numbers that really show him pushing towards the sound of A Love Supreme! The date on the album's 1966, but the material was recorded earlier – in that key turning point year of 1960, when Coltrane really started to let loose with his new ideas – ideas so fresh, in fact, that they might have kept this record from getting released at the time! The group here features piano from McCoy Tyner, drums from Elvin Jones, and bass from Steve Davis – an oft-overlooked talent who did some amazing work with Coltrane during this brief time. The tracks are open, flowing, and filled with imagination – and Coltrane works both on tenor and soprano sax, on titles that include "Liberia", "Equinox", "Satellite", "Central Park West", and a classic reading of "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". CD features an alternate take of "Body & Soul", plus the track "26-2". CD
(Out of print.)

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Digital UndergroundSex Packets (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1990. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $29.99 32.98
A fantastic debut from Digital Underground – an early 90s classic that opened the door for a whole new audience for hip hop at the time! The set effortlessly mixes old school funk with contemporary hip hop modes – and also maybe brings back in a bit of the party sort of vibe of early hip hop from New York – but with a definitely west coast spin here, given the heavy use of bass! The record opened the door for a whole new level of appreciation of older styles of soul and funk – while also giving both the group and hip hop in general a new platform from which to speak – one that was maybe seen by some as slightly commercial at the time, but which has gone on to be an undeniable part of the hip hop legacy! Titles include the hits "Doowutchyalike" and "Humpty Dance" – plus "Freaks of the Industry", "The Way We Swing", "Sex Packets", "Street Scene", "Packet Man", "Underwater Rimes (rmx)", "The New Jazz", "Rhymin On The Funk", "The Danger Zone", and "Packet Reprise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on clear blue vinyl – 2LPs, for better sound than the original!)

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Eric DolphyOut There (RVG remaster series) ... CD
Prestige/New Jazz, 1960. Used ... $7.99
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the bass of George Duvivier and the drums of Roy Haynes – and the mix of cello and bass creates the freely spirited sound that allows Dolphy to take off on even freer solo flights. The session has a very moody, very dark feel – especially on the tracks where Dolphy is playing B flat and bass clarinet – and titles include "The Baron", "Eclipse", "Sketch Of Melba", "Feathers", and "17 West". CD

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Eric DolphyOutward Bound ... LP
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Eric Dolphy's first album ever as a leader – recorded almost immediately after his arrival on the New York scene! The sound here is already bolder and stronger than the Dolphy experiments on the west coast – sharp-edged and freely exploratory, in a way that pushes the playful lyricism of the Chico Hamilton years aside, and reaches out into the new territory hinted at by the title! The group is a quintet that features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jaki Byard on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – and the overall sound is a beautiful mix of modernist hard bop and some of Dolphy's later freer styles. Dolphy plays his usual mix of alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and the tracks include "245", "Miss Toni", "Les", and "GW". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob DylanRough & Rowdy Ways ... CD
Columbia, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99
The first new Bob Dylan songs in more than a few years – and a great reminder that, even if the man can do a pretty good job with songs from other sources, it's still his core talents as a composer that we love so much! The album's got Bob's wonderfully mature vocals alongside a trio of other guitar talents – Charlie Sexton, Bob Britt, and Donnie Herron – the last of whom plays steel guitar – yet the record's got this kind of intimate vibe, and still crackles with the kind of excitement that we'd feel in the past, when dropping a needle on a new Dylan release – asking the question, "Is this going to be one of the good ones?" – and getting a resounding "Yes!" after just a few minutes. Titles include "I Contain Multitudes", "False Prophet", "Crossing The Rubicon", "Key West", "Black Rider", "Goodbye Jimmy Reed", and "I've Made Up Myself To Give Myself To You" – and the long "Murder Most Foul". CD

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El Chicano20th Century Masters Millennium Collection – Best Of El Chicano ... CD
Kapp/Universal, Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Stone Latin Soul – from one of the greatest groups of the genre! In the late 60s, New York was on top of the Latin Soul sound – blending together bits from Puerto Rican and African-American roots to come up with a whole new sound. But by the time of the early 70s, LA had taken over the groove – and nobody did it better than El Chicano! The combo had a really wonderful sound that was Chicano soul at its best – lots of jazzy stepping rhythms topped off with fuzzy guitars, sweet keyboard bits, and some warm and wonderful west coast soul-styled vocals. There were plenty of Latin influences in the rhythms, but the sound itself was pure LA – done with a really righteous groove throughout! This set brings together a dozen of the group's best tracks for the Kapp and MCA labels from the early 70s – and tracks include "Cubano Chant", "Viva Tirado", "El Cayuco", "The Latin One", "Tell Her She's Lovely", "Sabor A Mi", "Ahora Si", "Cantaloupe Island", and "Juntos". CD

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En VogueFunky Divas ... CD
Atlantic/East West, 1992. Used ... $2.99
Funky Divas is right – as this classic album by En Vogue is one that had the group really redefining the sound of girl group soul for a whole new generation! The girls do a wonderful job of blending together hip hop beats and warmer mainstream soul – at a level that marked one of the key bridges between R&B and hip hop in the 90s – almost making the group kind of a trans-generational healing force in African American music. After all these years the beats are still pretty great, and the vocals even better – and titles include "My Lovin (You're Never Gonna Get It)", "Free Your Mind", "Giving Him Something He Can Feel", "Give It UpTurn It Loose", "Hooked On Your Love", "Love Don't Love You", "This Is Your Life", "Desire", "Hip Hop Lover", and "It Ain't Over Till The Fat Lady Sings". CD
(Columbia House pressing.)

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Bill EvansLive In Buenos Aires 1979 ... CD
West Wind (Germany), 1979. Used 2 CDs ... $38.99
Sublime sounds from the later years of Bill Evans – and a recording that shows just how perfectly his piano talents were finding new heights of timing and tone! Many of the tracks here are relatively mellow, and often somewhat dark as well – moody, but not in a way that's negative at all – and instead a real showcase for the darker tones and deeper feelings that Evans continued to evolve into his music in these final stretches – carried off with superb sensitivity by Marc Johnson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums. The recording quality is wonderful – just perfect to capture the special quality of the performance – and titles include "Up With The Lark", "Minha", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Nardis", "If You Could See Me Now", "Stella By Starlight", "My Romance", "MASH", "Turn Out The Stars", "Letter To Evan", and "Laurie". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Flying LotusYasuke (with download) ... LP
Warp, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99 On December 17, 2021
Flying Lotus always gives us some pretty fantastic sounds – and this time around, he opens up an even new channel of his genius – serving up a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that were originally designed for use in the anime series Yasuke! There's certainly a touch of the eastern aesthetic you'd guess from the cover – Lotus maybe touching on some of the Wu-Tang soundtrack projects in the past – but the main vibe is in much more soulful west coast territory overall, even on tunes that are short and compact – a great blend of beats, keyboards, and all those sublime sonic touches that can make a Flying Lotus production so wonderful in a more standard mode – still holding on very strongly here too. The set features additional help from Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Nika Randa, Denzel Curry, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – and titles include "Crust", "Hiding In The Shadows", "Black Gold", "Your Day Off", "Between Memories", "African Samurai", "Your Screams", "War Lords", "Pain & Blood", and "Where's The Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, December 17.

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Henri GuedonKarma ... CD
La Voix Du Globe/Outre National (France), 1975. New Copy ... About November 20, 2021
A really brilliant album from percussionist Henri Guedon – an artist with Caribbean roots, but a sound that really seems to transcend all boundaries – as he mixes his own instrumentation with a great blend of keyboards, organ, piano, and plenty more percussion – in styles that shift nicely from track to track, and echo some of the strongest 70s moments in New York salsa, Brazilian jazz, and West African funk! Henri sings on most numbers too – with this raspy version of French that's perfect for the groove – and the whole album's a stunning through and through, with tracks that include "Karma", "An Ti Fi", "Pa Civilize Moin", "Eti Yo", "Fin De Monde", "Canaval Nou", and "Racine". CD

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Ipa BoogieIpa Boogie ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Fantastic funk from late 70s Benin – a set that maybe owes as much to the sound of New York as it does to the West African groove of the time! The album's got a monstrous bassy vibe all the way through – with cuts that often just riff and groove like some of the best clubby funk acts of the time – not disco, but more the kind of rougher funk for a hip dancefloor – mixed with occasional African elements, including a bit of highlife-inspired guitar – which can sound pretty darn great next to the weirder, spacier keyboard lines! There's a really unique vibe to the record – even next to some of the standout Nigerian rarities of the time – and titles include "Get The Music Now", "Africa", "Jesus Kesse Me", "Sunga Mba", "Giving Yourself To Me", and "Alo Dangereux". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ IxtahueleEden Ahbez's Dharmaland ... CD
Subliminal Sounds (Sweden), 2021. New Copy ... $12.99
A beautiful tribute to the music of Eden Ahbez – the original "nature boy" himself, and a mystical west coast composer who was to the LA scene what Moondog was to New York! The songs here come from unrecorded sheet music left behind by Eden – songs composed in the early 60s, when he was stretching out even more than his postwar years of momentary fame – performed here by the group Ixtahuele, who use some of the home-made percussion instruments and flutes that Ahbez created himself! There's a very dreamy vibe to the whole thing – postwar exotica filtered though a more contemporary appreciation – but all without any sort of cheesy retro modes at all – instead, music that's very faithful to the Ahbez inspiration, yet never slavish either. Titles include "Dharma Man", "The Lion & The Fox", "Bwawto", "Fire Of The Soul", "The King & Queen Of Waters", and "Grapevine". CD

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IxtahueleEden Ahbez's Dharmaland ... LP
Subliminal Sounds (Sweden), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful tribute to the music of Eden Ahbez – the original "nature boy" himself, and a mystical west coast composer who was to the LA scene what Moondog was to New York! The songs here come from unrecorded sheet music left behind by Eden – songs composed in the early 60s, when he was stretching out even more than his postwar years of momentary fame – performed here by the group Ixtahuele, who use some of the home-made percussion instruments and flutes that Ahbez created himself! There's a very dreamy vibe to the whole thing – postwar exotica filtered though a more contemporary appreciation – but all without any sort of cheesy retro modes at all – instead, music that's very faithful to the Ahbez inspiration, yet never slavish either. Titles include "Dharma Man", "The Lion & The Fox", "Bwawto", "Fire Of The Soul", "The King & Queen Of Waters", and "Grapevine". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eden Ahbez's Dharmaland ... CD 12.99

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Carmell JonesRemarkable Carmell Jones ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $13.99 About October 20, 2021
Remarkable Carmell Jones, indeed – and one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by this up-and-coming force on the LA scene at the start of the 60s! Jones was a player who really showcased something new on the west at the time – a move away from cool jazz, and the start of a deeper, headier generation of musicians – the bold power that would come from cats like Lou Blackburn, Horace Tapscott, and Jimmy Woods. This date's an early entry into that legacy – and has a tight approach to hardbop with plenty of modern elements – a bit like the shift that Curtis Amy was making at the time. In addition to Jones on trumpet, the album also features Harold Land on tenor, Frank Strazzeri on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Leon Pettis on drums – all working with a careful blend of soul jazz and modern influences, on a wonderful batch of well-written tunes. Titles include "I'm Gonna Go Fishing", "Night Tide", "Sad March", and "Stellisa". CD

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Aleke KanonuAleke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. Used ... $11.99
A really unique project from the end of the 70s – a set that takes some of the Afro Funk energy that was bubbling in West Africa during the decade, then mixes it with some funky jazz touches arranged by the great William S Fischer! The mix of cultures comes out perfectly – with no forced for fake modes at all – as Aleke Kanonu plays lots of percussion and sings in a variety of languages – alongside a group that features Bad Bascomb on bass, Milt Ward on trumpet, George Davis on guitar, Earl McIntyre on trombone, and Fischer on tenor, organ, and a host of keyboards! Bascomb's basslines are great – and really hold the whole record together at the bottom – with a bad-stepping jazz funk core that allows Aleke plenty of freedom in his performance, on long tracks that stretch out with a hell of a lot of creativity and warmly collaborative energy. Tracks include "N'Gwode", "Keep New York Clean", "Mother's Day", and "Home Sweet Home". CD features bonus tracks "Happiness" and "Nwanne Nwanne Nwanne". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonEasy Go ... CD
Capitol, Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
A cool collection of Capitol material from Stan Kenton – mostly sides from his classic years of the early 50s! The work here shows a lively, more upbeat side of Kenton's music – one that still has some modern moments, but which is more in a west coast big band style overall. All tracks are from the years 1950 to 1952 – recorded after the financial failure of Stan's Innovations orchestra, and before his New Concepts group – all sessions that were supposedly "commercial" in nature, to help Kenton recoup some losses – but which still represent the forefront of jazz on the west coast at the time! Arrangers include Shorty Rogers, Pete Rugolo, Gene Roland, Bill Russo, and Johnny Richards – and soloists include Art Pepper on alto, Bud Shank on reeds, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Conte Candoli on trumpet. 20 tracks in all – including "Riff Raff", "Dynaflow", "Easy Go", "Viva Prado", "Francesca", "Soliloquy", "Lazy Daisy", "Beehive", "Cool Eyes", "Bill's Blues", "Night Watch", and "Jump For Joe". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ King OliverSugar Foot Stomp ... CD
Decca/GRP, 1926/1927/1928. Used ... $4.99
Includes the songs "Too Bad", "Snag It (First Version)", "Deep Henderson", "Jackass Blues", "Sugar Foot Stomp", "Wa Wa Wa", "Tack Annie", "Someday Sweetheart", "Dead Man Blues", "New Wang Wang Blues", "Snag It (Second Version)", "Doctor Jazz", "Showboat Shuffle", "Every Tub", "Willie The Weeper", "Black Snake Blues", "Farewell Blues", "Sobbin' Blues", "Tin Roof Blues", "West End Blues", "Sweet Emmalina", and "Lazy Mama". CD
(Still sealed with a promotional sticker over the barcode.)

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Lee KonitzLive At Laren ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1979. Used ... $8.99
A cool European set from Lee Konitz – quite different than some of his other material recorded overseas at the time, with a swinging, upbeat feel that's totally great! The group's a nonet – a large ensemble that features Lee on alto and soprano sax, with Ronnie Cuber on baritone, Kimmy Kneper on trombone, Red Rodney on trumpet, and Sam Burtis on bass trombone. The arrangements for the horns are really wonderful – kind of echoing an older west coast mode, but with lots of the new modernisms that Konitz picked up during the late 60s and 70s – forged into some beautiful tunes that sparkle with fresh changes, great solos, and a compelling dynamic energy. Rhythm is from Ben Aronov on electric and acoustic piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – and titles include "Moon Dreams", "April", "Who You", "Without A Song", "Times Lie", and "Matrix". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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✨✧ Harold LandWestward Bound ... CD
Reel To Reel, Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A fantastic addition to the too-small catalog of work from the wonderful Harold Land – the west coast tenorist whose sound was maybe more of a bridge to the New York scene in the 50s and 60s – as you'll hear in this collection of well-recorded and unreleased material from his key years on the scene! All the cuts were recorded in Seattle, not LA – and Land is in top formation throughout – working in a few different groups with excellent players – including the mighty trumpeter Carmell Jones on two of the album's tracks, maybe worth the price of the record alone – plus Hampton Hawes and Buddy Montgomery on piano, Monk Montgomery on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "Triplin The Groove", "Vendetta", "Beepdurple", "Beauty", "Blue N Boogie", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Happily Dancing/Deep Harmonies Falling". CD
Also available Westward Bound (180 gram pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 44.99

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✨✧ Harold LandWestward Bound (180 gram pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Reel To Reel, Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $44.99 49.99
A fantastic addition to the too-small catalog of work from the wonderful Harold Land – the west coast tenorist whose sound was maybe more of a bridge to the New York scene in the 50s and 60s – as you'll hear in this collection of well-recorded and unreleased material from his key years on the scene! All the cuts were recorded in Seattle, not LA – and Land is in top formation throughout – working in a few different groups with excellent players – including the mighty trumpeter Carmell Jones on two of the album's tracks, maybe worth the price of the record alone – plus Hampton Hawes and Buddy Montgomery on piano, Monk Montgomery on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "Triplin The Groove", "Vendetta", "Beepdurple", "Beauty", "Blue N Boogie", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Happily Dancing/Deep Harmonies Falling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1500! Heavy vinyl and a nice booklet of notes!)
Also available Westward Bound ... CD 14.99

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Sven LibaekSolar Flares (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Peer/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
Sublime sound library work from mid 70s Australia – one of the greatest records ever from soundtrack genius Sven Libaek, done in collaboration with a host of the greatest Aussie jazz players of the time! The groove here is laidback, but funky – almost dreamy at times, in the manner of a sweet Italian soundtrack – but also with a flowing groove that seems to draw both from bossa nova and west coast jazz of previous years, yet turn these influences into a whole new sound entirely. Most of the tunes are small combo, and feature reeds from Don Burrows and Erroll Buddle, guitar from George Golla, and vibes from the amazing John Sangster – all wrapped up by Sven with an approach that's almost effortless at times – never too forced, nor too slick – and a fair bit different than music of this type coming from other hemispheres in the 70s! Titles include "Solar Flares", "Stella Maris", "Lift Off", "Destination Omega 3", "Space Walk", "Meteoric Rain", "Quasars", "No Flowers On Venus", and "In Nebular Orbit". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonFeeling Good (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
Near-lost work from Julie London – a later album for Liberty, the kind of record that should have become a classic – had she not recorded so much at the time that they got buried in the rush of all her releases! Julie's working in a nice upbeat, swinging style – with some great big band arrangements from west coast maestro Gerald Wilson – who really brings new life into Julie's style with the set! The tunes are mostly familiar 60s numbers on the set, but Wilson's lively backings are plenty playful, and show us a side of Julie that we'd never heard before. Titles include "She's Just A Quiet Girl", "Summertime", "Watermelon Man", "Girl Talk", "I Bruise Easily", and "Won't Someone Please Belong To Me". CD

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✨✧ Julie LondonLove Letters/Feeling Good ... CD
Liberty/EMI (UK), 1962/1965. Used ... $14.99
Near-lost work from Julie London – 2 later albums for Liberty, both of them great, and both of them the kind of records that would have been classics – had she not recorded so much at the time that they got buried in the rush of all her releases! Love Letters has Julie still working in the breathy and mellow style of her late 50s classics – with very spare backings that really let Julie's vocals take center stage, and often a nice guitar line in the front of the mix, picking its way through the tunes right behind Julie's voice. Feeling Good has a more upbeat and swinging style – with some great big band arrangements from west coast maestro Gerald Wilson – who really brings new life into Julie's style with the set! The tunes are mostly familiar 60s numbers on the set, but Wilson's lively backings are plenty playful, and show us a side of Julie that we'd never heard before. The CD features 22 tracks in all – and titles include "And That Reminds Me", "Love Letters", "Broken Hearted Melody", "Fascination", "Never On Sunday", "Hey There", "I Miss You So", "She's Just A Quiet Girl", "Summertime", "Watermelon Man", "Girl Talk", "I Bruise Easily", and "Won't Someone Please Belong To Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miriam MakebaMagnificent Miriam Makeba ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A hip little album by Miriam Makeba – part South African soul, part New York hip, with arrangements that recall some of Makeba's later work, bits of Nina Simone, and touches of Uptown soul. Arrangements and backing are by Luchi De Jesus – and Sivuca's actually part of the backing, and you can hear him singing and playing accordion behind Makeba with that cool breezy sound of his. Titles include "Mr Man", "A Piece Of Ground", "Akana Nkomo", "West Wind", "Where Are You Going", and "My Love Is Young". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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Warne MarshJazz Of Two Cities ... CD
Imperial/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... About November 25, 2021
A killer set of 50s modern jazz – a bridge between the east coast small combo style of New York, and the cooler sound of the west in LA – hence the two cities in the title! The album's one of the best early moments from tenorist Warne Marsh – a set that ranks right up there with his best Atlantic material from the same stretch – and which has him blowing alongside additional tenor from Ted Brown – in a manner that's a lot like Ted's classic album on Vanguard! The rhythm section has a nice sense of space and modern charm – with Ronnie Ball on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Jeff Morton on drums – but the real star is Marsh out front – blowing in a mode that's clear, clean, and simple, but with an edge that was missing from most of his contemporaries! Titles include "Smog Eyes", "Quintessence", "Jazz Of Two Cities", "I Never Knew", and "Lover Man". CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone De Sergio Leone A Quentin Tarantino ... LP
Universal (France), Late 60s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy ... $24.99
A key look at two different slices in the mighty soundtrack career of Ennio Morricone – his legendary work for Italian director Sergio Leone, and his later re-use by Quentin Tarantino – the American director who was strongly influenced by Leone's work in the 60s! If you've never heard Morricone's music for the films of Leone, it's amazing – sounds that completely transform the work on screen, and which also helped push the genre of western forward a few notches too – a sonic landscape that's completely different from American western soundtracks, and filled with amazing sounds, unusual musical flourishes, and a level of scoring that's still light years ahead of its time! It's that quality that made the music so influential for Tarantino – who first re-used some of his favorite Morricone moments from the past, then had the maestro score some new music for films as well. That amazing link is presented strongly here – in a package that features selections from the Leone films For A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, and Once Upon A Time In The West – and Morricone music used in the Tarantino films Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and Hateful Eight. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone De Sergio Leone A Quentin Tarantino (4CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99
A key look at two different slices in the mighty soundtrack career of Ennio Morricone – his legendary work for Italian director Sergio Leone, and his later re-use by Quentin Tarantino – the American director who was strongly influenced by Leone's work in the 60s! If you've never heard Morricone's music for the films of Leone, it's amazing – sounds that completely transform the work on screen, and which also helped push the genre of western forward a few notches too – a sonic landscape that's completely different from American western soundtracks, and filled with amazing sounds, unusual musical flourishes, and a level of scoring that's still light years ahead of its time! It's that quality that made the music so influential for Tarantino – who first re-used some of his favorite Morricone moments from the past, then had the maestro score some new music for films as well. That amazing link is presented strongly here – in a package that features 3 CDs of work for Leone – extensive material from the scores to For A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, and Once Upon A Time In The West – plus a fourth CD that features Morricone music used in the Tarantino films Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and Hateful Eight – with bonus material too! CD
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Ennio MorriconeGood, The Bad, And The Ugly – Original Soundtrack (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
AMS (Italy), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99 39.99 On February 25, 2022
One of the first big moments of global fame for the legendary Ennio Morricone – and a record that still stands as one of his landmark albums all these many years later! The set's famous for its haunting theme – that "wah-wah-wah" melody that led to countless covers and samples over the years – but the whole thing's a lot more complex than just that tune – with lots of the same sense of space and brooding that Morricone brought to his music for Once Upon A Time In The West – with careful use of key instruments on a track by track basis, and these floating lines that almost signaled a whole new way of recording music for a film soundtrack. And yes, there's certainly key western elements like guitar or harmonica – but maybe more striking are all the points at which these obvious tropes disappear – to leave us with those really unique Morricone sounds that go way beyond music! Titles include "Insequimento", "Il Deserto", "Il Bandito Monco", "Fine Di Una Spia", "Marcetta", "Padre Ramirez", and "La Carrozza Dei Fantasmi". LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing. Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, February 25.

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Ennio MorriconeThe Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Quartet (Spain), 1966. New Copy 3CDs ... $34.99
One of the first big moments of global fame for the legendary Ennio Morricone – and a record that still stands as one of his landmark albums all these many years later! The set's famous for its haunting theme – that "wah-wah-wah" melody that led to countless covers and samples over the years – but the whole thing's a lot more complex than just that tune – with lots of the same sense of space and brooding that Morricone brought to his music for Once Upon A Time In The West – with careful use of key instruments on a track by track basis, and these floating lines that almost signaled a whole new way of recording music for a film soundtrack. And yes, there's certainly key western elements like guitar or harmonica – but maybe more striking are all the points at which these obvious tropes disappear – to leave us with those really unique Morricone sounds that go way beyond music! Titles include "The Sundown", "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly", "Marcia", "The Desert", "The Strong", and "The Trio". PLUS, this stunning 3CD edition might well be the most comprehensive ever – as it includes the original album, plus 63 more tracks from the film recordings – almost 3 hours of music, all of it pure Morricone genius! CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeThe Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (remastered & expanded with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/EMI, 1966. Used ... $8.99
One of the first big moments of global fame for the legendary Ennio Morricone – and a record that still stands as one of his landmark albums all these many years later! The set's famous for its haunting theme – that "wah-wah-wah" melody that led to countless covers and samples over the years – but the whole thing's a lot more complex than just that tune – with lots of the same sense of space and brooding that Morricone brought to his music for Once Upon A Time In The West – with careful use of key instruments on a track by track basis, and these floating lines that almost signaled a whole new way of recording music for a film soundtrack. And yes, there's certainly key western elements like guitar or harmonica – but maybe more striking are all the points at which these obvious tropes disappear – to leave us with those really unique Morricone sounds that go way beyond music! Titles include "Insequimento", "Il Deserto", "Il Bandito Monco", "Fine Di Una Spia", "Marcetta", "Padre Ramirez", and "La Carrozza Dei Fantasmi". CD

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Orchestra BaobabMouhamadou Bamba ... LP
Syllart (France), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
A classic album from the best years of Orchestra Baobab – a time when the group were maybe the greatest thing coming out of Dakar, and really helping to move a whole generation of West African sounds forward into new directions! The instrumentation is still relatively old school – no drum programs or beats, just this fantastic blend of quick guitar lines, tenor sax, and plenty of percussion – all topped by back/forth vocals from members of the group, but with an energy that's maybe thinking more globally than locally, with a really wonderful spirit throughout. Titles include "Yen Saay", "Gnawoe", "Doomou Baaye", "Boulmamine", "Mouhamadou Bamba", and "Ndiawolou". LP, Vinyl record album

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Buck Owens & The BuckaroosMonsters' Holiday (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Capitol/Sundazed, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
There's some creepy guys on the cover – but apart from the title track, most of the record is pure Buck Owens at his best – and not the sort of Halloween album you might think! Buck is at the height of his Capitol powers here – able to turn out the sort of short, catchy tunes that made him such a chartbuster in the world of country in the 60s – but also able to balance things with those new ideas and avenues that were really helping expand his palette and keep things interesting in the 70s! Titles include "Stony Mountain West Virginia", "I Love", "On The Cover Of The Music City News", "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin", "You're Gonna Love Yourself In The Morning", and "Meanwhile Back At The Ranch" – and the groovy Halloween tune "It's A Monster's Holiday". LP, Vinyl record album

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Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
Late 70s work from Geraldo Pino – the artist who was credited as being one of the first musicians to bring the styles of James Brown to play in West Africa – still grooving hard here at the other end of the decade! The album's got a clubby vibe in parts – the "boogie" that you'd expect from the title – but like some of the best Nigerian efforts of this time, there's a very freewheeling interpretation of the style – so that things are often plenty offbeat, even when you think they're heading into familiar territory – filled with the criss-crossing of rhythms and cultures we love in Pino's other music, and recorded with a very gritty production style overall! The whole thing's plenty damn funky – in a way that matches the best energy of some of the more underground New York club 12" singles of the period – and titles include "Ganja", "Shake Shake Shake", "African Hustle", "Dance For Love", and "Boogie Fever". LP, Vinyl record album
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Christian Scott Atunde AdjuahStretch Music ... CD
Ropeadope, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A brilliant record and a big step for Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, at a point when he truly was stretching out creatively in a big way – seamlessly mixing classic electric jazz influences & modern electronic touches! Scott is on trumpet, his custom sirenette & reverse fluegelhorn, mixing earth-bound sounds and spacey atmosphere throughout – and the band includes Braxton Cook on alto, Lawrence Fields on piano and Rhodes, Corey King on trombone, and Corey Fonville and Joe Dyson Jr on a pretty impressive mix of drums and sampler atmosphere. It starts off strong with "Sunrise In Beijing", an impressive showcase for flautist Elena Pinderhughes, who really helps this one take flight over the spacey & stuttering percussion. Other tracks include "Twin", "Perspectives", "West Of The West", "Liberation Over Gangsterism", "Of A New Cool", "Tantric", "The Last Chieftain" and more. CD

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✨✧ Mary StallingsFeelin' Good ... CD
High Note, 2015. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Singer Mary Stallings has a great partner this time around – pianist Bruce Barth, who leads and arranges a sweet little combo for the record – with a relaxed, easygoing groove that might well make this the best Stallings album in years! Mary's got a wonderful voice – trained in years of work on the west coast, only given greater exposure in recent decades – and here she's got this mature sort of swing – groovy, yet never over the top – but also way different than the kind of vocalist who's trying to go for a too-classic sound, but never gets it right. Barth's music brings this great soul jazz vibe to the record – with excellent work from Steve Nelson on vibes, Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, and the great team of Peter and Kenny Washington on bass and drums. Mary's style takes us back to 60s material by Shirley Horn or Marlena Shaw, but also has a very fresh, personal vibe too – maybe partly because of the arrangements. Titles include "Feeling Good", "Reflections", "Girl Talk", "Lil Darling", "Night In Tunisia", "Monk's Dream", and a version of "Afro Blue", with new lyrics by Stalling! CD
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Cliffie StoneBarracuda – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
The great Cliffie Stone was a key figure in the rise of country music on the west coast in the postwar years – a figure who linked together the music industry in Hollywood and the new talents coming up in Bakersfield – with a blend of sounds and styles that very much fit that mode! Back east, Cliffie might have been a hip bandleader mixing jazz and R&B – but out west, he also picked up a bit of twang – in a way that made his charts a great backdrop for singers who were likely to cross over big, and which also made Cliffie's own records pretty darn great too! This set's the best we've ever seen to focus on the very wide talents of Cliffie Stone – served up in a beautiful Bear Family package, and filled with great cuts that mix some of Cliffie's backings for others with his own recordings for Capitol. Titles include "Country Junction" and "Shotgun Boogie" by Tennessee Ernie Ford, "Gonna Marry That Gal" by Bob Roubian, "Bim Bam Baby" by Jeanne Gayle, and "Square Dance Boogie" by Les Gotcher – plus Cliffie Stone tunes that include "Barracuda", "He's A Real Gone Oakie", "Cream Of Kentucky", "Please Please", "Tater Pie", "Peepin Through The Keyhole", "Dirty Dishes", "B-One Baby", "Board Of Education", "Philosophy", "Here Comes The Train", and the great "Grunt Song". CD

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✨✧ VariousAfrica Airways 6 – Mile High Funk 1974 to 1981 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $26.99 32.99
Soar through the skies on this sweet collection of rare African funk – the sixth volume in a series that seems to get better and better with each new release! Most of the cuts here are heavy on styles that resonate with the American scene of the late 70s – particularly the large ensemble funk modes that came on strong when the bigger US funk acts moved from the indie labels to the majors – tight, but never too smooth – and topped here with some elements that also echo other West African styles, but with a vibe that always seems to lean more towards a strong inspiration from American funk and soul! Titles include "Black Soul" by Airto Fogo, "Ngigna Loko" by Ngalle Jojo, "You" by Vicky Edimo, "Ndolo Embe Mulema" by Eko, "My Native Land" by Mike Kounou, "Be Yourself" by Akwassa, and "Kosa Mba" by JK Mandengue. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBrasa 4 ... CD
Bemol/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. Used ... $6.99
A cool collection of late 60s rock and pop from Brazil – and a set that stands as a nice contrast to some of the "song festival" albums from the time on Philips and Odeon! Like those sets, this one presents up-and-coming artists working through a variety of material – but rather than showcasing new styles, the modes here are maybe more in the jovem guarda style of the mid 60s – a bit more slavishly tied to American and European styles, although a few of the tunes here are of Brazilian origin too. There's a bit more complexity and sophistication to the music than the chart pop of a few years before – kind of in the way that west coast pop rock acts were letting their hair down a bit by the late 60s – and titles include "Como E Grande O Meu Amor Por Voce" by Os Intrusus, "O Que Ha De Mal Em Mim" by Bitons, "You Only Live Twice" by Os Agitadores, "When Summer Is Gone" by Analfabitles, "Voce Nao Serve Pra Mim" by Amir Francisco, and "Travessia" by Edinho. CD

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VariousJ Jazz 3 – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan (3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $39.99 54.99
An ear-opening set of Japanese jazz from a time when that nation's scene was really taking off – a period in the 70s when all sorts of new artists and new ideas were really flying around – and leaving behind a huge recorded legacy that's been mostly out of reach for us in the west! Japan always had a few big names in jazz that got exported overseas, but the work here is from some of the smaller names who were still turning out incredible music – much of it only issued on vinyl, and not reissued later – brought together here with copious notes that really tell you a heck of a lot about the music! There's definitely a post-Coltrane vibe going on – lots of spiritual elements, mixed with both moments that are funkier and more soulful, and others that are a bit more freewheeling – often stretched out on extended tracks that really let the artists take off and find their space. Titles include "Black Nile" by Hideyasu Terakawa, "Kirisame" by Ryusei Quartet, "Honey Sanba" by Katsuyuki Itakura, "Cumulonimbus" by Shigeharu Mukai, "Song Of Island" by Yasuhiro Kohno Trio + One, "Phoebus" by Hiroshi Murakami & Dancing Sphinx, "Morning Tiede" by Kohsuke Mine, "Kemo Sabe" by Masao Nakajima, "Song For Hope" by Aki Takase, "Planets" by Masaru Imada Trio + 1, "1/4 Samba" by Tatsuya Nakamura, "Acoustic Chicken" by Koichi Matsukaze, and "Cumorah" by Eiji Nakayama. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKent & Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol 1 – Dirty Work Going On ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A huge collection of rare blues material from west coast powerhouse label Kent/Modern Records – a really important indie during the postwar R&B scene in LA, still going strong here well into the 60s! Modern was a real pioneer in recording electrified blues during the 50s – maybe every bit as important as Chess Records, with a roster of talent that drew from the Memphis and Texas scenes, and which also included blues musicians who'd migrated west as well! The Modern approach always lived up to its name – helping evolve rootsier styles into more sophisticated modes, often unlocking currents of jazz and nascent soul in the music – so that by the time of the 60s, the company (and its related Kent Records imprint) kept on moving things forward – recording so much amazing work, a good deal of it was never even issued on record at the time. That's definitely the case here – as the collection brings together a large number of tracks that either appear here for the first time ever, or which didn't make their debut until Japanese CD releases back in the 90s – brought together in a collection of 26 tracks with plenty of appeal for fans of raw soul too. Titles include "Blues In G Minor" by Big Jay McNeely, "Let Me Be Your Eagle Baby (take 1)" by King Solomon, "Go Ahead (take 1)" by Fillmore Slim, "Jimmy's Special" by Little Joe Blue, "Sweet Little Angel" by Larry Davis, "Jealous Woman" by T-Bone Walker, "On My Way Back Home (alt)" by Flash Terry, "Fast Gun Annie" by Billy Ray, "Consider Yourself (ext)" by Stacy Johnson, "Down Now (take 3)" by BB King, "New Figure" by King Solomon, and "One Thing We Know" by Flash Terry. CD

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VariousLike Nashville In Naija – Nigeria's Romance With Country Music, Yesterday & Today (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Comb & Razor, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 28.98
One of the more unusual strands of Nigerian music you'll ever hope to hear – a surprisingly strong legacy of country-influenced music from the West African scene – but with a unique vibe that's quite far from the familiar modes of Nashville! As with African funk or blues modes, there's a special kind of criss-crossing that goes on when American styles are taken up in a new situation – so although these guys are playing acoustic guitar, going for a bit of twang, and echoing some elements of country – many tracks come across with a very different quality, and almost remind us more of some South African or Australian styles we've heard. Lyrics are in English throughout, and titles include "The Seed Of Love" by Actor Alile, "Concert Fever" by Dedication, "No More Love In This Town" by Rennie Cottonheart, "Another Day" by Ogak Jay Oke, "Roots" by Henry Pedro, "Never Be In A Hurry" by Stanley Edet, "Going Back To My Wife" by Emma Ogosi, "Be In Your Arms" by Poor Charley Akaa, and "Dark As A Dungeon" by Gnonnas Pedro. LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousRip It Up – The Best Of Specialty Records ... CD
Specialty/Craft, Late 50s. New Copy ... $14.99
A hard-hitting collection of gems from the legendary Specialty Records – that west coast powerhouse of R&B that helped take the music into the rock and roll generation too! Specialty was key at opening the door for new sounds in the 50s – and although a relatively small imprint, the company gave the world some key crossover cuts in the pre-soul years, both from LA and New Orleans – a good number of which you'll hear on this set! The package features new liner notes from Billy Vera – who wrote a book on the label with the same title – and tracks include "Ain't It A Shame" and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price, "RM Blues" and "Information Blues" by Roy Milton, "Rip It Up" and "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard, "I'll Come Running Back To You" by Sam Cooke, "Please Send Me Someone To Love" and "Lost Love" by Percy Mayfield, "Bony Moronie" and "Short Fat Fannie" by Larry Williams, "Dream Girl" by Jesse & Marvin, "Pink Champagne" by Joe Liggins, and "Drunk" by Jimmy Liggins. CD
Also available Rip It Up – The Best Of Specialty Records ... LP 21.99

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VariousRip It Up – The Best Of Specialty Records ... LP
Specialty/Craft, Late 50s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
A hard-hitting collection of gems from the legendary Specialty Records – that west coast powerhouse of R&B that helped take the music into the rock and roll generation too! Specialty was key at opening the door for new sounds in the 50s – and although a relatively small imprint, the company gave the world some key crossover cuts in the pre-soul years, both from LA and New Orleans – a good number of which you'll hear on this set! The package features new liner notes from Billy Vera – who wrote a book on the label with the same title – and tracks include "Ain't It A Shame" and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price, "RM Blues" and "Information Blues" by Roy Milton, "Rip It Up" and "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard, "I'll Come Running Back To You" by Sam Cooke, "Please Send Me Someone To Love" and "Lost Love" by Percy Mayfield, "Bony Moronie" and "Short Fat Fannie" by Larry Williams, "Dream Girl" by Jesse & Marvin, "Pink Champagne" by Joe Liggins, and "Drunk" by Jimmy Liggins. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rip It Up – The Best Of Specialty Records ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousStars Of Dore – Los Angeles' Group Soul Sound ... 7-inch
Dore/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
A special set of soul from legendary LA indie label Dore Records – home to some of the finest 60s sides on the west coast! Dore had a few key groups at the time – a young Whispers, and the excellent Superbs – but also cut work by some other great artists too – all with a level of care and class to match the best soul sides coming from New York or Detroit at the time! The Dore approach manages to have a sparkle without losing any sort of edge – careful production and instrumentation, but a real respect for the voices in the lead, too. This style works especially well with groups – as you'll hear on this four track set – which features the cuts "The Big Hurt" by The Superbs, "You Really Never Know Til It's Over" by The Vel Vettes, "Oh How I Love You" by Little Johnny Hamilton & The Creators, and "Nothing Lasts Forever" by The Natural Resources. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousSummer Records Anthology 1974 to 1988 ... CD
Summer/Light In The Attic, Mid 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $5.99
Another blistering treasure trove of Canadian reggae! You heard us right, this batch of deep and heavy roots comes all the way from Toronto, and though it may be geographically isolated from the Caribbean, the vibes are deeply rooted foundation rock, not unlike some of the other astoundingly great material the folks at Light In The Attic have reissued. Jerry Brown's Summer Records imprint churned out no small number of tremendous reggae cuts, as this excellent compilation documents, working with West Indian ex-pats, visiting luminaries and local talent, too! The tracks run the gamut from bright and crisp to murky smoked out but it's all unbelievably great and will open your eyes to a whole new scene in the same way that the refreshing Jamaica Toronto set did! 15 tracks in all, including "Love Makes The World Go Round", "Warrior" and "Jah Jah Live Forever" by Johnny Osbourne, "Sufferer" and "Awakening" by Earth, Roots & Water, "Run Them A Run" by Willi Williams, "Reach My Destiny" by Noel Ellis, "Dreadlock Lady" by Jerry Brown, "Come Together" by Bobby Gaynair and Earth, Roots & Water, and "Mankind" by Adrian Homer Miller and Earth, Roots & Water. Plus as a bonus, there's a DVD layer on the CD, with 20 minutes of excellent archival footage of Jerry Brown and his artists in the studio and at the dance! CD
(Dual Disc includes documentary shot in Toronto between 1979 & 1982.)

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✨✧ B-52sWild Planet ... CD
Warner, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They may look goofy on the cover, but the young B-52s are incredible here – working with this spare sense of power that almost makes us think that we didn't need most of what happened in rock and roll during the 70s – given the way these guys can distill a mood or moment down to just a few deft instrumental turns and offbeat lyrics! The record's not punk, but it's also not new wave either – at least in the conventional way – and there's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. We might even say this one tops their debut – and titles include "Party Out Of Bounds", "Dirty Back Road", "Runnin Around", "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho", "Devil In My Car", "Quiche Lorraine", "Strobe Light" and "53 Miles West Of Venus". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ B-52sWild Planet ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They may look goofy on the cover, but the young B-52s are incredible here – working with this spare sense of power that almost makes us think that we didn't need most of what happened in rock and roll during the 70s – given the way these guys can distill a mood or moment down to just a few deft instrumental turns and offbeat lyrics! The record's not punk, but it's also not new wave either – at least in the conventional way – and there's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. We might even say this one tops their debut – and titles include "Party Out Of Bounds", "Dirty Back Road", "Runnin Around", "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho", "Devil In My Car", "Quiche Lorraine", "Strobe Light" and "53 Miles West Of Venus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beige label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ DeeleMaterial Thangz ... LP
Solar, 1985. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's lots of fast funky rhythms going on here – a mix of beats and basslines that almost echoes some of the Prince styles of the time, but which also offers up maybe more of a west coast take on the street soul modes of New York! Production is by the young team of LA and Babyface – who bring to Deele what Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis would bring to their own best work of the time – a nice balance between pop and soul, catchy groovers and mellow moments – all with a sound that was trying to sound plenty darn fresh for the time. Titles include "Let's Work Tonight", "Stimulate", "Sweet November", "Material Thangz", "Suspicious", and "You're All I've Ever Known". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Paul Desmond with Jim HallComplete Recordings Of Paul Desmond With Jim Hall (4CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Early 60s. Used 4CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ahhh . . . The genius of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall! Desmond was the icy alto tone behind Dave Brubeck's legendary quartet of the late 50s and early 60s – and although we always liked his work with Dave, Paul's even better on his own! Desmond has a lanquid, lyrical tones that's simply beyond compare – and in the right setting, he crafts these snaking, inching, arcing lines that take the alto sax to a whole new level of expression. In these sides with guitarist Jim Hall, he's certainly in the right setting – as modernist Hall, fresh from work with the Jimmy Guiffre 3, really helps set the mode on these recordings, painting colors with a subtle brush, filling in spaces ever so gently as Desmond angles his way around tunes that have an increasingly Latin bent to them. The first album in the set features tracks from Desmond's rare 1959 Warner Brothers album , plus an obscure tune ("Susie") that was only ever issued on a 1959 Playboy compilation. The remaining 5 LPs feature tracks from Desmond's sublime RCA sessions from the early 60s - sparely recorded with only bass and drums behind work by him and Hall. Titles include "All Across The City", "East Of The Sun", "Greensleeves", "Rude Old Man", "Samba Cantina", "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West", "Samba De Orfeu", and loads more. CD
(Out of print. Includes box and book! Box has some very light wear, but this is a nice copy overall)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBill Evans Trio At Shelly's Manne-Hole (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great west coast live date from Bill Evans – one that showed that his magic on the keys was equally at home in LA as it was in New York! The session's especially noteworthy for the presence of drummer Larry Bunker – a great player who worked on countless recordings, both jazz and non-jazz, but who hits a new level here with the Evans Trio – one that almost matches that of Paul Motian for his sensitivity and lyrical interplay with Evans' piano and the bass of Chuck Israels! Titles include "Blues In F", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Boy Next Door", "Swedish Pastry", and "Round Midnight" and the bonus track "All The Things You Are". CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Flying LotusYasuke ... CD
Warp, 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Flying Lotus always gives us some pretty fantastic sounds – and this time around, he opens up an even new channel of his genius – serving up a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that were originally designed for use in the anime series Yasuke! There's certainly a touch of the eastern aesthetic you'd guess from the cover – Lotus maybe touching on some of the Wu-Tang soundtrack projects in the past – but the main vibe is in much more soulful west coast territory overall, even on tunes that are short and compact – a great blend of beats, keyboards, and all those sublime sonic touches that can make a Flying Lotus production so wonderful in a more standard mode – still holding on very strongly here too. The set features additional help from Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Nika Randa, Denzel Curry, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – and titles include "Crust", "Hiding In The Shadows", "Black Gold", "Your Day Off", "Between Memories", "African Samurai", "Your Screams", "War Lords", "Pain & Blood", and "Where's The Girl". CD

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✨✧ Henri GuedonKarma ... LP
La Voix Du Globe/Outre National (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really brilliant album from percussionist Henri Guedon – an artist with Caribbean roots, but a sound that really seems to transcend all boundaries – as he mixes his own instrumentation with a great blend of keyboards, organ, piano, and plenty more percussion – in styles that shift nicely from track to track, and echo some of the strongest 70s moments in New York salsa, Brazilian jazz, and West African funk! Henri sings on most numbers too – with this raspy version of French that's perfect for the groove – and the whole album's a stunning through and through, with tracks that include "Karma", "An Ti Fi", "Pa Civilize Moin", "Eti Yo", "Fin De Monde", "Canaval Nou", and "Racine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Buddy Collette ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An archetypal record from the west coast scene of the 50s – a sublime batch of lightly grooving numbers from Chico Hamilton's famous early Quintet! The power here really comes from a triad of three players – reedman Buddy Collette, mentioned in the title and playing flute, alto, tenor, and clarinet; guitarist Jim Hall, whose spacious use of his instrument set new standards with this record; and cellist Fred Katz, often an unsung hero whose gentle sound shapes really helped bring a sense of tone and color to the group. Also featured is bassist Carson Smith, giving the same great sensitive accompaniment here he did in Gerry Mulligan's early quartet – and Chico himself is on drums, of course, but often playing with unusual timings and touches that really make for a lot more than conventional rhythm! Titles include "Blue Sands", "The Sage", "A Nice Day", "Buddy Boo", and "Spectacular" – as well as "Free Form", which is totally improvised – although in a way that's very different from any 60's track that would have the same sort of name! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label World Pacific pressing with deep groove, PJ 1209. Cover has light ringwear and clear tape holding the top seam.)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonDifferent Strokes 1967 to 1969 (limited edition) ... CD
Twinight, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of rare work from the legendary Syl Johnson – all recorded during his best years in the studio, and reissued here by a reactivated Twinight Records! Syl's strongly remembered for his two classic albums for the label, but during the same stretch he also recorded an insane amount of material for 45s – nearly all of it fantastic, with that hard-hitting, funk and blues drenched, west side style that made Johnson a leading figure in the Chicago soul scene at the end of the 60s! Many of these tracks have been extremely elusive over the years, and they're finally pulled together here to form a full picture of Johnson in his pre-LP years – a whopping 24 tracks that includes singles, b-sides, and even a few unreleased masters! Titles include "Different Strokes", "Try Me", "Come On Sock It To Me", "I Can Take Care Of Business", "I Resign", "Soul Drippin", "I Feel An Urge", "Home Work", "Wiggles", "Same Kinda Thing", "Going To The Shack", "New Day", "Let Them Hang Together", "Skinny Legs", "Don't Give It Away", and "Abracadabra". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MachitoMachito At The Crescendo ... CD
GNP, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure west coast session by Machito – recorded at the Crescendo night club in LA , but done in the same hard style as Machito's groundbreaking New York sides of the time. Graciela sings vocals on a few cuts, and Machito and the trio sing on a few more – but the other half of the album is instrumental, and we actually like those titles more. Tunes include "Pachanga A La Crescendo", "Mangos", "Maggie's Mambo", "Cuban Fantasy", and "Bernie & The Wolf". The record's got some nice jazzy bits, with a good hard live feel that's a bit different from some of Machito's studio work. CD

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✨✧ Shelly Manne & His MenShelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 2 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic hardbop from the west coast – a set of live recordings done at the Black Hawk jazz club in San Francisco at the end of the 50s, featuring Shelly Manne at the head of a group that includes the great Joe Gordon on trumpet! Tracks are longer, livelier, and have a lot more solo room and spontaneity than Manne's usual albums from the time – and the rest of the group include Richie Kamuca on tenor sax, Victor Feldman on piano, and Monty Budwig on bass. Tracks on this second volume include "Step Lightly", "Vamp's Blues", and "What's New". CD

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryEchoes Of Indiana Avenue ... CD
Resonance, 1957/1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of lost work from Wes Montgomery – very early recordings done in his native Indianapolis, and packaged with a great book of vintage photos as well! The set offers a key look at Wes' music before he moved onto greater fame out west – a great slice of sounds that are closest to his small combo work for Riverside, but which have an even homier feel overall thanks to the presence of some live performances mixed in with the studio sessions! Recording quality is great throughout, and tapes have been very lovingly restored – making the package way more than just a relic, and more a whole new listening experience from the early years of Wes – a magnificent way to hear that legendary tone, already full-formed at the start. Players include some real stalwarts from the Indy scene – including Mel Rhyne on both piano and organ, Earl Van Riper on piano, and on one track, brothers Buddy Montgomery on bass and Monk on piano. Titles include "Diablo's Dance", "Take The A Train", "Nica's Dream", "Round Midnight", "After Hours Blues", and "Misty". 22 page book comes with loads of photos and great essays! CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeGood, The Bad, And The Ugly – Original Soundtrack (crystal vinyl pressing) ... LP
AMS (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first big moments of global fame for the legendary Ennio Morricone – and a record that still stands as one of his landmark albums all these many years later! The set's famous for its haunting theme – that "wah-wah-wah" melody that led to countless covers and samples over the years – but the whole thing's a lot more complex than just that tune – with lots of the same sense of space and brooding that Morricone brought to his music for Once Upon A Time In The West – with careful use of key instruments on a track by track basis, and these floating lines that almost signaled a whole new way of recording music for a film soundtrack. And yes, there's certainly key western elements like guitar or harmonica – but maybe more striking are all the points at which these obvious tropes disappear – to leave us with those really unique Morricone sounds that go way beyond music! Titles include "Insequimento", "Il Deserto", "Il Bandito Monco", "Fine Di Una Spia", "Marcetta", "Padre Ramirez", and "La Carrozza Dei Fantasmi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition crystal clear vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Pretty ThingsReal Pretty (aka SF Sorrow/Parachute) ... LP
Rare Earth, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two mindblowing albums from the Pretty Things – packaged here in a single set from the 70s! First up is SF Sorrow – a late 60s masterpiece from The Pretty Things – beautifully baroque west coast psych pop, done in a style that links together the headier LA sound of Love with some of the more concept-driven work of the UK scene at the time! There's an undeniable power in the record – an energy that was years ahead of its time, and which has led to the album's rediscovery by a host of new generations. At some points, the instrumentation is simple guitar-based rock – but at others, it's topped off by just the right use of strings, larger orchestrations, and bits borrowed from Indian music! Vocals are bitingly delivered, but never cliched – and titles include "Old Man Going", "Loneliest Person", "SF Sorrow Is Born", "She Says Good Morning", "Death", and "Baron Saturday". Next is Parachute – very dark work from The Pretty Things – an even more complicated, heavier-sounding album than SF Sorrow! The album's hardly got the lightness you might guess from its Parachute title – and instead, really shows the band moving into darker corners – both musically and lyrically, as they work in a heady brew of sophisticated guitar lines and adult song themes. And although former leader Dick Taylor's left the group, the other members are still holding down the fort nicely – hardly missing a beat here as they step onto a new level in their incredible stretch of growth. Titles include "The Good Mr. Square", "The Letter", "Rain", "Cries From The Midnight Circus", "Sickle Clowns", "Miss Fay Regrets", and "Grass". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, ring and edge wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ George Russell SmalltetJazz Workshop ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very hip early work from George Russell – a set that's maybe not as high-concept as some of his later records, but which still has a strikingly modern vibe! Russell's trying out some of his new tonal ideas here – and has a group that's very well-chosen for the project – with Art Farmer on trumpet, Hal McKusick on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar – all players with just the right sort of color in their tone, able to illustrate George's ideas but still bring a bit of personality to the mix as well. Titles are mostly originals, written with slight touches of whimsy, but less of the indulgence on that front as you'd hear on west coast material – and tracks include "Witch Hunt", "The Sad Sargeant", "Ballad Of Hix Blewitt", "Knights of The Steamtable", "Jack's Blues", and "Night Sound". CD
(Out of print. Cutout notch through case and artwork.)

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✨✧ SantanaSantana (1969) ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crossover Latin Funk classic – with the kind of soaring guitar/organ grooves that were the brilliant sound of the 70s for the West Coast scene, a whole new way of playing Latin Soul that blew away the New York sound of the late 70s. Titles include "Persuasion", "Evil Ways", "Savor", "Jingo", "Soul Sacrifice", and "Shades of Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Slide FiveRhode Trip ... CD
Ubiquity, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing – and after a decade it's still probably one of our favorite Ubiquity releases to date! To the unitiated, Rhode Trip is a killer album of jazzy funk by one of the best west coast groups on Ubiquity or any other label! They had some of the best cuts on the classic "Cookin'" CDs, and this LP is a monster batch of grooves in exactly the same vein. Blows all of the other wuss-bag "new jazz" groups out of the water! With Jacko Peake, and the tracks "Up & Out", "Movin' On", "By Chance", "Outerspace", "Rhode Trip", "Fender Bender", and "On Jacko's Call". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt Plays Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual pairing, but a great Stitt set from Verve – recorded with a west coast group that also includes Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and even a bit of Jimmy Giuffre near the end! Titles include "Down Country", "Downtown", "Two For Timbucktu", "New York Blues", and "Giuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has clear tape on half the top seam, and a small mark from an old sticker – but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ WarVinyl – 1971 to 1975 (5LP colored vinyl box set) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Far Out/Rhino, Early 70s. New Copy 5LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful package of work – and one that serves up the groundbreaking albums delivered by War during the early 70s! These records are not just cornerstones of 70s funk and soul, but also helped expand an understanding of a certain west coast approach to soul music – one that helped the Cali sound stand strongly apart from some of the more dominant sounds from Detroit, Chicago, Philly, and New York in the 60s – thanks to nice use of a laidback groove, and some nice Latin-influenced rhythms as well! The package features the full albums War, All Day Music, The World Is A Ghetto, Deliver The Word, and Why Can't We Be Friends – all with original cover art! LP, Vinyl record album
(Celebrating War's 50th Anniversary – 5LP box set is in replica original sleeves and on uniquely colored vinyl – limited edition!)

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✨✧ VariousJ Jazz 3 – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An ear-opening set of Japanese jazz from a time when that nation's scene was really taking off – a period in the 70s when all sorts of new artists and new ideas were really flying around – and leaving behind a huge recorded legacy that's been mostly out of reach for us in the west! Japan always had a few big names in jazz that got exported overseas, but the work here is from some of the smaller names who were still turning out incredible music – much of it only issued on vinyl, and not reissued later – brought together here with copious notes that really tell you a heck of a lot about the music! There's definitely a post-Coltrane vibe going on – lots of spiritual elements, mixed with both moments that are funkier and more soulful, and others that are a bit more freewheeling – often stretched out on extended tracks that really let the artists take off and find their space. Titles include "Black Nile" by Hideyasu Terakawa, "Kirisame" by Ryusei Quartet, "Honey Sanba" by Katsuyuki Itakura, "Cumulonimbus" by Shigeharu Mukai, "Song Of Island" by Yasuhiro Kohno Trio + One, "Phoebus" by Hiroshi Murakami & Dancing Sphinx, "Morning Tiede" by Kohsuke Mine, "Kemo Sabe" by Masao Nakajima, "Song For Hope" by Aki Takase, "Planets" by Masaru Imada Trio + 1, "1/4 Samba" by Tatsuya Nakamura, "Acoustic Chicken" by Koichi Matsukaze, and "Cumorah" by Eiji Nakayama. CD features bonus tracks – "Wolf's Theme" by Seiichi Nakamura, "Burning Cloud" by Ryojiro Kurusawa, and "Groovy Samba" by Hideo Shiraki. CD
Also available J Jazz 3 – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan (3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP 39.99
 
 
 



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