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✨✧ Ray BryantOde To Billy Joe/Ramblin' ... 7-inch
Cadet, 1967. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Andrew CyrilleOde To The Living Tree ... LP
Venus (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... About February 1, 2020 (delayed)
A great album of spiritual modal jazz from Cyrille – and one that's a perfect example of the strong turn he's taken in the past decade! The session was recorded in Senegal in 1994, with a group of like-minded players like Oliver Lake, David Murray, Steve Colson, and Fred Hopkins – all of whom, like Cyrille, have had their free moments, but who are here uniting in a tight project of spirituality that recalls 70s Billy Harper sessions, or some of the more adventurous work on Strata East. The album includes a very nice 20 minute remake of "A Love Supreme", plus the originals "Dakar Darkness", "Ode To The Living Tree", "Coast To Coast", and "Water, Water, Water". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dena DeRoseOde To The Road ... CD
High Note, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Nice work from a hip singer, and a pretty good pianist too – an artist wise enough to choose tunes that include a few each from Mark Murphy and Bob Dorough, then match the strength of those with some original work of her own! Dena's from that old school generation when jazz singers were expected to match their skills with a good bit of wit and intelligence too – the era of Fran Landesman and Tommy Wolf, or Jackie & Roy – and DeRose does a great job of living up to that legacy – playing piano while singing, in a trio that includes Martin Wind on bass and Matt Wilson on drums – with guest work from Houston Person on tenor, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, and Sheila Wilson on vocals. Titles include "That Second Look", "Cross Me Off Your List", "Ode To The Road", "Nothing Like You", "A Tip Of The Hat", "Small Day Tomorrow", and "I Have The Feeling I've Been Here Before". CD

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Paul McCartney & Michael JacksonSay Say Say (vocal, inst)/Ode To A Koala Bear ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Don PullenOde To Life – A Tribute To George Adams ... CD
Blue Note, 1993. Used ... $4.99
A great musical tribute to the late reedman George Adams – a frequent musical partner of pianist Don Pullen. The group features Carlos Ward on alto and flute, Nilson Matta on bass, and both Mor Thiam and Guilherme Franco on percussion! CD
(Out of print.)

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YoshimatsuKamui-Chikap Symphony (Symphony No. 1), Op40/Ode To Birds And Rainbow, Op. 6 – Sachio Fujioka/BBC Philharmonic ... CD
Chandos (UK), 2000. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousODE – Original, Dynamic, & Experimental – Vibes Dedicated To Bernard Lubat ... CD
Aljama (France), 2002. Used ... $8.99
A pretty groovy little set – and a very unusual project! Essentially, the whole album is dedicated to one rare French jazzy tune – "ODE", a rare 70s recording by Bernard Lubat, originally issued on the Pierre Cardin record label. The cut's presented here as the first one on the set – and then it's followed up by a number of tracks that aren't really covers, or remixes, but more tunes done as kind of a tribute to the original. Titles include "ODE to Malcolm Lowry" by Bernard Lubat & His Mad Ducks, plus cuts by Doktor Strange, Madj, UC Project, DJ Raph & Simon, Monsieur Club & DJ Chab, La Tricontinental, and DJ Mr Supa. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BeethovenOde To Freedom – Symphony No 9 In D Minor – Leonard Bernstein/London Symphony Orchestra/New York Philharmonic/Orchestre De Paris ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1990. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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✨✧ Bobbie GentryGirl From Chickasaw County – The Complete Capitol Masters (Ode To Billie Joe/Delta Sweete/Local Gentry/Touch Em With Love/Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell/Fancy/Patchwork/BBC/bonus tracks) (8CD set) ... CD
Capitol (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning tribute to the wonderful Bobbie Gentry – and maybe the first package to really show the world how much she has to offer past her one classic crossover hit! Bobbie started out like a rocket with the country gem "Ode To Billie Joe" – a tune she wrote herself, and followed with lots of other great music on the original debut album here – which then set the scene for a great expansion into other modes, as Capitol Records really opened up their resources for Gentry to record in the late 60s! This huge package features everything that Bobbie ever recorded for the label – not just some great full albums, but also some rare singles, demos, and alternate takes – plus 75 unreleased tracks (!) – and then a full incredible album Live At The BBC – which features 26 tracks of Gentry really knocking it out of the park. The BBC material has these really dark, brooding orchestrations – almost like Bobbie's getting some Scott Walker late 60s backings – and the whole box set might be worth it alone for that double-length album! The package is a very cool 10" slipcover – with a huge booklet of notes, postcards, lyric inserts, and more – 177 tracks in all, with albums that include Ode To Billie Joe, The Delta Sweete, Local Gentry, Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell, Touch Em With Love, Fancy, Patchwork, and Live At The BBC. CD

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✨✧ Bobbie GentryOde To Billie Joe/Touch Em With Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Raven (Australia), 1967/1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two 60s classics from Bobbie Gentry – packaged here with some great bonus tracks too! First up is Ode To Billie Joe – a key late 60s country crossover set, but one that also inspired a fair bit of funk as well! The title cut's a well-known gem – one that's been covered instrumentally in some break-heavy versions, but which sounds even more amazing here in Bobbie's original version – one of the moodiest pop tunes we've ever heard, with lyrics, and a way of presenting them, that still leaves us breathless all these many years later. There's also some other funky bits here too – Gentry's raspy "Mississippi Delta" – an original number that almost seems to unseat Tina Turner for down-home soul – and the groovy "Sunday Best", "Niki Hoeky", "Papa Won't You Let Me Go To Town With You", and "Chickasaw Country Child", all numbers that echo the same lilting acoustic guitar grooves of "Billie Joe". Arranger Jimmie Haskell deserves a good deal of thanks for the perfection of the album's sound – and other cuts include "Hurry Tuesday Child, "Bugs", and the classic "Ode To Billie Joe". Next up is the album Touch Em With Love – a set that features less original music by Bobbie Gentry, but a sound that's still pretty great! The approach is more confidently country than the early days – with arrangements by Don Tweedy and Hank Levine – and vocals from Bobbie that are sometimes quite full, sometimes a bit more laidback and personal. Titles include "Natural To Be Gone", "Seasons Come Seasons Go", "Touch Em With Love", "Where's The Playground Jimmy", and "I Wouldn't Be Satisfied". CD also features 4 great bonus tracks from the Bobbie Gentry & Glenn Campbell album – "The Girl From Cincinnati", "You & Me Together", "Scarlet Ribbons", and "Let It Be Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLean & Gary BartzOde To Super ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great meeting of these two alto giants – and a wonderfully soulful session that matches Gary Bartz's own great work from the same time! The overall feel of the session is quite spiritual – as Bartz and McLean seem to egg each other on, into far-reaching lines and freespirited grooves that are totally great. Rhythm is by a European trio of Thomas Clausen, Bo Steif, and Alex Riel – but the trio does more than enough of a good job to set the mood – especially on the excellent track "Great Rainstreet Blues", which sounds like some lost dark groove from the Black Jazz label! Other titles include "Watercircle", "Monk's Dance", and "Ode To Super". CD features a few bonus alternate takes, too. CD
(Booklet has a sticker remnant and a small tear on the cover. Call letters written in marker on disc and front cover.)

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✨✧ Brad MehldauOde ... CD
Nonesuch, 2012. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Larry Grenadier on bass & Jeff Ballard on drums. CD


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✨✧ Edward Vesala, Antero Honkanen, & OthersOde To Marilyn ... LP
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tribute to Marilyn Monroe, but one that's way different than you might expect – as the music here is highly electronic, and often quite dark – served up in a mix of experimental and jazz-based modes by a very unusual Finnish group from the early 70s! The quintet features drummer Edward Vesala on percussion – with Antero Honkanen on electronics and more percussion, Teppo Hauta-aho on bass, Mikael Helasvuo on flute, and Jarmo Sermila on trumpet and organ – all instruments used in very unconventional ways, on songs that might well have sent the original Marilyn screaming from the room! Things are outside, but also quite thoughtful too – a nice mix of electric and acoustic elements used to evoke very moody, modern moments – on titles that include "Painajaisia/Nightmares", "Nuku Itku/A Doll's Cry", "Heraaminen/Awakening", "Lohdutus/Consolation", "Keskiyo/Midnight", and "Myytti Itkee Jalleen/The Myth Is Weeping Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob MazurekMother Ode ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rob Mazurek has always been more of a multi-instrumentalist instead of just a cornet player – but on this amazing solo set, he really pushes the boundaries even further – by taking up a huge host of different elements and different sounds! That soaring, spacious horn is still in the lead – a legacy that Rob seems to have inherited from 70s Miles Davis, but taken to even trippier territory – but the record also features flute, electronics, maracas, and bells – as well as weird objects like books, boxes, and apples! Mazurek uses a bit of distortion at times, which really helps unlike things resonate together – and the set's easily some of his most personal, evocative music to date. Titles include "Toward New Light", "Quiet The Thunder Bells", "The Breath Of Life You Gave To Me", "You Were Born With Sun In Your Eyes", and "Toward Enlightenment". CD
 
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✨✧ Brothers & SistersDylan's Gospel ... CD
Ode/Light In The Attic, 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really amazing project – and a totally righteous little record – a set of songs all penned by Bob Dylan in the 60s, sung by a hip spiritual choir that includes performances from soul singers Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Gloria Jones! The mix of soul and gospel here is wonderful – very much in the spirit of The Voices Of East Harlem at the same time – with this progressive, positive vibe that goes way way past the original style of Dylan's music! Gene Page handled the musical arrangements, and Billy Page helped with the vocals – and together they really transform the compositions – creating a very different setting for the great lyrics of songs that include "The Mighty Quinn", "All Along The Watchtower", "Mr Tambourine Man", "Chimes Of Freedom", and "The Times They Are A Changin". A record that shouldn't work this well – but it does, and beautifully too! CD

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✨✧ Cheech & ChongBig Bambu ... LP
Ode, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
We don't know about you, but we never get tired of Cheech & Chong's jokes about reefer and East LA. Loads of great pot jokes on this album with the nice rolling paper gatefold sleeve, including "Sister Mary Elephant", "Ralph & Herbie", "Streets Of New York Or Los Angeles Or San Francisco Or. . .", "The Bust", "Let's Make A Dope Deal" and "Unamerican Bandstand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the novelty rolling paper!)

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Carole KingMusic (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Mobile Fidelity/Ode, 1971. Used Gatefold ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print Hybrid SACD.)

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Mike NockBeautiful Friendship ... CD
Ode (New Zealand), Early 80s. Used ... $14.99
An obscure set from pianist Mike Nock – recorded back in his New Zealand homeland! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SpiritClear ... LP
Ode, 1969. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a stained corner.)

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✨✧ Carole KingMusic ... LP
Ode, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric insert.)

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✨✧ Carole KingRhymes & Reasons ... LP
Ode, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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✨✧ Carole KingTapestry ... LP
Ode/Epic, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "I Feel The Earth Move", "Smackwater Jack", "Tapestry", "Natural Woman", "Beautiful", and "You've Got A Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(White and silver Ode pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Richard O'BrienRocky Horror Show – The Original Roxy Cast & Tim Curry ... LP
Ode, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David T WalkerDavid T Walker ... LP
Ode, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime grooves from studio guitar genius David T Walker – an album that's a perfect summation of the laidback, yet all-there sound he crafted for so many other artists over the years – finally cast out in the lead, and set up in a sweet set of larger soul instrumental backings! The style's a bit like the Kudu Records mode of the time – with a core instrumentalists grooving out over a larger ensemble – but the overall focus is a bit less jazz, and more in a soul instrumental mode – one that follows the melodies nicely, yet still has Walker bringing in some great chromatic touches on his hollow body electric. There's a similarity here to the sound of O'Donel Levy on Groove Merchant, although a bit tighter overall – and other musicians on the set include Joe Sample on keyboards, Billy Preston on organ, and Paul Humphrey on drums. Titles include "Never Can Say Goodbye", "I've Never Had The Pleasure", "The Real T", "I Want To Talk To You", "Hot Fun In The Summertime", and "What's Going On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
 
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Black IceBlack Ice (Montage) ... CD
Montage, 1982. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
That's almost a hip hop cover on the front – one that would be years ahead of its time – but the record's a great batch of soul from this overlooked group! There's a tightness here that goes way beyond the previous album from Black Ice – a really top-shelf delivery all the way through – of the sort you'd expect to hear from a much bigger act at the time. The album's divided into two sides – a "lover's side" and a "dancer's side" – the latter of which features the band grooving in kind of an 80s club mode, with lots of bass pedals and a smooth funky sound that's not too bad. The real strength, though, is the lover's side – which is sort of an update of the 70s east coast harmony sound, given a smooth modern soul twist, but still retaining the best part of the vocal style, especially on the midtempo cuts. Titles include "I Just Wanna Hold You", "This Time", "Never Knew Love", "Big Fun", and the ode to designer jeans, "Sergios (I Want To Be With You)". CD

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✨✧ Jaki ByardFreedom Together ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1966. Used ... $24.99
A beautiful bit of insanity that properly displays why we think Jaki Byard is one of the greatest overlooked talents of the 60's! Jaki plays here not just on his usual piano – but also electric piano, celeste, vibes, and even a bit of tenor – shifting wonderfully to match the spirit of his changing moods on the set – and working with superb backing from the team of Richard Davis (on both bass and cello) and Alan Dawson (on drums, vibes, and tympani). Junior Parker joins in on the record – singing on 2 tracks on the set plus playing the unusual "lagerphone" – and arrangements are very weird, with a memorable mix of modernist ideas, all handled with the down-to-earth sensibility that made Byard so great. Titles include "Ode To Prez", "Nocturne For Contrabass", "Freedom Together", and a great version of "Young At Heart", cut a few years before Muhal Richard Abrams did his nutty version! CD
(Out of print.)

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Cornell Campbell Meets SoothsayersNothing Can Stop Us ... CD
Strut (UK), 2013. Used ... $8.99
A brilliant meeting of two top talents – reggae legend Cornell Campbell and underground funk combo The Soothsayers – working here together on a set that feels like it could have been pulled from the vaults of Studio One! The Soothsayers have already demonstrated their global leanings on albums of their own – and here, they display a remarkable ear for classic sounds from Kingston – working together with the tightness of some legendary reggae backing group, and really giving Campbell some of the best sonic settings he's had in years! Cornell's vocals are wonderful throughout – crackling and soulful, at a level that really lives up to his legendary status – and the production is just the right sort of laidback to make the whole thing work perfectly. Titles include "Jah Jah Me No Born Yah", "Nothing Can Stop Us", "Conqueror", "I'll Never Leave", "Ode To Joy", "With You My Heart Belongs", and "Never Give Up". CD

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Glen CampbellWichita Lineman ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Has there ever been a pop tune as sublime as "Wichita Lineman"? We don't think so – and Glen's original version is still the best that's ever been recorded! That track kicks off a great set that includes some other wonderful pop covers – like "If You Go Away", "Words", "You Better Sit Down", and Tim Hardin's always-great "Reason To Believe" – plus Glen's beautiful ode to daytime melancholia, "Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Sonny CrissBest Of Sonny Criss – Hits Of The 60s ... LP
Prestige, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
In one of the most surprising jazz turns of the 60s, veteran LA bop alto player Sonny Criss developed a huge talent for turning out amazing soul jazz versions of hits from the pop and R&B charts of his day. Most of these gems were recorded during his "comeback" years at Prestige, and although it might be easy to dismiss the titles as simple pop covers, the tracks are actually excellent – and blow away some of the straighter work on Criss' LPs of the time. This 1969 set brings together 6 of the best examples of this talent, all tracks that are perfect solo vehicles for Criss' raspy soulful tone, one of the best we've ever heard on alto, and at the height of its powers on this LP. Titles include "Sunny", "The Beat Goes On", "Ode To Billie Joe", and "Eleanor Rigby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Eric Dolphy with Booker LittleFar Cry (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Prestige, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Eric Dolphy's first meeting in the studio with trumpeter Booker Little – a brilliant batch of modernism that's easily one of the hippest records Little ever worked on! The Dolphy heard here is Eric at his most inventive – sharp-edged and angular one minute, then spiritually lyrical the next – playing flute, bass clarinet, and alto sax equally well on the record – and somehow managing to get Little to share his inspiration perfectly on every number. Other players include Jaki Byard on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – a rhythm team whose abilities are a big part of the success of the record – and titles include "Far Cry", "Mrs Parker Of KC", "Left Alone", "Ode To Charlie Parker", and "Miss Ann". CD features 1 bonus track. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lou DonaldsonMr Shing-A-Ling ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A massive little record, and a real turning point for alto genius Lou Donaldson – as he uses the set to move from the tight bop of earlier years into a whole new spectrum of funky grooves! Key to this project is drummer Idris Muhammad – who's on the kit, already kicking it up in the way that would make him a jazz funk legend as the 70s began – but so young here, he's working under his original name of Leo Morris! The rest of the group is equally great – with the up-and-coming Lonnie Smith on Hammond and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – plus tight trumpet from Blue Mitchell, who's really hitting his most soulful sound of the 60s. Titles include Donaldson's fantastic funky reworking of "Ode To Billie Joe" – a very famous sample cut over the years – plus the soulful groovers "The Humpback", "Peepin", "The Kid", and a nice take on "The Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. NOTE: Cover has some light water staining, more on the back, and some seam splitting. Label has water staining too, but not severe.)
Also available Mr Shing-A-Ling (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Lou DonaldsonMr Shing-A-Ling (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A massive little record, and a real turning point for alto genius Lou Donaldson – as he uses the set to move from the tight bop of earlier years into a whole new spectrum of funky grooves! Key to this project is drummer Idris Muhammad – who's on the kit, already kicking it up in the way that would make him a jazz funk legend as the 70s began – but so young here, he's working under his original name of Leo Morris! The rest of the group is equally great – with the up-and-coming Lonnie Smith on Hammond and Jimmy Ponder on guitar – plus tight trumpet from Blue Mitchell, who's really hitting his most soulful sound of the 60s. Titles include Donaldson's fantastic funky reworking of "Ode To Billie Joe" – a very famous sample cut over the years – plus the soulful groovers "The Humpback", "Peepin", "The Kid", and a nice take on "The Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Tone Poet series – pressed at RTI!)
Also available Mr Shing-A-Ling ... LP 14.99

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Ebony Rhythm BandSoul Heart Transplant – The Lamp Sessions ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Heavy funk from the Indy scene of the late 60s – the lost album by one of the funkiest combos in the Midwest! Ebony Rhythm Band have an incredible sound that seems to take the heavy bottom of New Orleans Funk and merge it with the trippier elements of Detroit psychedelic soul – no surprise, considering they hailed from Indianapolis, a point about halfway between the two cities! The tracks on the set have a really great tripped-out groove – using lots of guitar and organ over heavy rhythms, in a style that's a bit like the Meters at times – but a lot freer flowing. The album features 2 tracks that formed the basis of one of the group's singles – plus a lot more that were never issued at the time, including a few by other incarnations of the combo! Titles include "Soul Heart Transplant", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Light My Fire", "Vanilla Fudge", "Get Yourself Together", "Drugs Ain't Cool", "Fool Am I", and "It's Too Late For Love". CD contains the bonus alternate version of "Light My Fire". CD

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El ChiclesViva Tirado ... CD
Polydor/Pregador Do Som (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A funky killer from this legendary European group – a record that's filled with as much funk and soul as the Latin elements you might have guessed from the title! El Chicles may have been a studio project, but they were a heck of a funky one – with hard drums, tight bass, and mixed-up Latin funky groove that was always pretty right on, no matter what the material happened to be! This cold little jammer from the early 70s features the group riffing hard on funky covers of "Viva Tirado", "Ode To Billy Joe", and "I'm A Man" – and grooving even better on the original tracks "Drug Bay" and the break-heavy "At Nee-Ko". There's some excellent organ in the mix, and the whole thing's packaged in a very cheesy cover! CD

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✨✧ Leon HaywoodIt's Got To Be Mellow ... LP
Decca, 1967. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful early record by Leon Haywood – very different than any of his later work! The album showcases both sides of Haywood's talent – as side one features Leon singing in a sweet soulful style, and side two's all-instrumental, with Leon atop the Hammond B-3, grooving away with a sound that's better than you'd expect! The instrumental side includes a funky version of "Ode to Billy Joe", a tasty groover called "Cornbread & Buttermilk", and recording of "Round Midnight" that has the organ whomping so deep it'll blow your speakers! The vocal side is just as nice – with Leon's mini-hit single "It's Got To Be Mellow", plus the tracks "I Can't Stop Loving You", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", and "Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and call letters in pen on back.)

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Andrew HillSmokestack (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... $18.99
A fantastic session by this groundbreaking modernist – essentially a piano trio album, but recorded with two bass players – Richard Davis and Eddie Kahn – one of whom plays rhythm, the other who solos along with Hill – which makes for a really amazing sound – especially when you realize that the great Roy Haynes is on drums! The result is one of Hill's darkest piano outings, brought even deeper by the bass accompaniment, and the lack of any other horns to support the set – the kind of standout session that somehow made every one of his Blue Note albums so distinct from each other – even though they are so fantastic when considered as a whole – a key moment in jazz during the 60s. The album includes Hill's brilliant "Ode to Von", dedicated to Von Freeman, one of his early teachers – plus the tracks "Verne", "Not So", "Wailing Wall", and "The Day After". CD features 4 bonus alternate takes too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Terumasa HinoPart – Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman ... LP
Love/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... About April 17, 2020 (delayed)
A fantastic collaboration between Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino and avant bassist Reggie Workman – one that might seem unusual if you only know Hino's later work, but which was part of a few key collaborations that Hino and Workman did together at the start of the 70s – part of a real spiritual awakening in the trumpeter's music! The tracks are long and very expressive – and the group is mostly Japanese – with Hino on trumpet, Workman on bass, Motohiko Hino on drums, Kiyoshi Sugimoto on guitar, Mideo Ichikawa on electric piano, Yuji Imamura on conga, and Takao Uematsu on bass clarinet and tenor – all working together in a spirit that's clearly caught the imagination of the post-Coltrane years, and which is completely different than the straighter hardbop that Hino was recording just a few years previously. Titles include "A Part", "Ode To Workman", and "Be & Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dick HymanMirrors ... LP
Command, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
Pre-moog – but still very nice, and an album of oddly-arranged tracks that features Hyman on both organ and piano! The format's a straight trio, but the arrangements open the tracks up more than you expect – and take the songs past their simple cover versions. Includes a groovy version of "Ode to Billy Joe", plus "Respect" and "Groovin" – plus more obscure tracks like "House Of Mirrors" and "The Flower Road". Not a total breakbeat experience, but a nice bit of cheesy keyboards and some nice grooves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Jan Dukes De GreySorcerers ... LP
Alternative Fox (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A really unusual record from the end of the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given how many unusual records were coming out at the time! Jan Dukes De Grey are here just a duo – Derek Noy on vocals and guitar, Michael Bairstow on reeds and other instruments – coming together on these very short songs that make for an unusual 18-track album – music that's folksy and acoustic, but which also has a knowledge of some of the proggier conceptions that were coming into play – a vibe that's maybe somewhere between the acid folk of the UK scene, and the earthy spirit of Jethro Tull's album Into The Woods – and we mean that in the best way possible. Titles include "City After 3am", "Yorkshire Indian Sitting In The Sun", "MSS", "Out Of The Eastern Hills", "High Priced Room", "Dragons", "Dominique", and "Ode To A Schoolgirl". LP, Vinyl record album

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King Curtis & The KingpinsKing Size Soul ... LP
Atco, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
A classic King Curtis LP, and the one that includes his stellar cut "Memphis Soul Stew", a nice slow groover that has some excellent drums and basslines, and which has been sampled at least a handful of times! The other cuts are mostly covers of late 60s pop and soul tracks – like "Ode To Billie Joe", "For What It's Worth", and "I Was Made To Love Her" – but King Curtis gives them a nice hard soul groove, and the record holds up pretty well throughout. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some splitting and a DJ sticker.)

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KinksSomething Else By The Kinks ... LP
Reprise, 1967. Near Mint- ... $89.99
Wickedly clever British pop – plucked from our favorite period of this legendary British band! The record features the group hitting their songwriting stride – moving past the simple topics of earlier songs, into a flurry of snapshots of British life in the postwar years. Each song is a brilliant three minute ode to a certain aspect of life in England – served up with razor-sharp wit, and a creatively catchy approach to songwriting that few of the group's contemporaries could ever hope to match! The album features some of the best-known Kinks tunes from this time, plus overlooked gems – and titles include "Waterloo Sunset", "David Watts", "Death Of A Clown", "Two Sisters", "Situation Vacant", "Afternoon Tea", and "No Return". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing with 1-A matrix, including the Reprise inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cutout grommet.)

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Billy Larkin & The DelegatesDr. Feelgood ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Billy Larkin plays soul jazz instrumentals with The Delgates, and the group's joined by singer Ralph Black on a number of cuts. Black's style is ok, but the group's strong point is still their funky jazzy material. This LP sports a few originals – like "Way Cross Town" and "Hear & Now" – plus covers like "Ode To Billy Joe", "Spooky", and "This Is Worth Fighting For". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Lennon & Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono BandSome Time In New York City ... CD
Apple, 1972. Used 2CDs ... $6.99
The most polarizing of John Lennon's post Beatles ouvre – the strident, Spector-produced, sprawling mess that is Some Time In New York City – a record that has too much of every idea John & Yoko had at the time, which makes it all the more fascinating after all these years! Angry, self-righteous and quite often brilliant – feminist anthems backed by Wall Of Sound pop, an ode to John Sinclair in the mold of a country rock tune – wild stuff from a superstar! Include "Woman Is The Ni**er Of The World", "Sister, Oh Sister", "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Attica State", "New York City" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Madlib & Guilty SimpsonMadlib's Medicine Show No 1 – Before The Verdict With Guilty Simpson (limited edition) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first release in the Madlib Medicine Show series of releases from the prolific genius that is Madlib – this one a full scale collaboration with no nonsense rapper Guilty Simpson – sort of a prelude to Guilty's OJ Simpson LP with Madlib in the production booth! The set is a pretty sharp confluence of Guilty's heavy-toned street knowledge and Madlib's hazy funk atmospherics – kind of a strange bedfellows situation, but it works fully well! Many tracks are billed as OJ Simpson remixes, possibly tripped out and funked up versions as a taste of what's to come – with appearances by MED & J Dilla. Titles include "Ode To The Ghetto" (OJ Simpson rmx), "Yikes" (OJ Simpson rmx), "Further", "Lucky Guy", "Pigs" (OJ Simpson rmx), "Life Goes By", "The Paper", "Looking For Trouble", "Young Guns" feat J Dilla, "American Dream & Future" (OJ Simpson rmx) and more. CD
(Limited edition. Please note image shown is from LP.)

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Harvey MandelSnake ... LP
Janus/Tiger Bay (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... About July 25, 2020
Messed-up funky guitar from Harvey Mandel – with lots of freewheeling fuzzed-out tracks, in the manner of his best classic work! In a way, Harvey's later albums are even better than his first few, as he's getting a lot tighter on the strings – which means that he can pick up the groove a bit more, and really head for some nicely jazzy funk material! Titles include "The Divining Rod", "Uno Ino", "Ode To The Owl", "Levitation", "Bite The Electric Eel", and "Lynda Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Milton MarshMonism ... LP
Strata East/Manufactured, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Rare spiritual jazz by reed player Milton Marsh – one of the harder-to-find albums on Strata East – and one of just a couple incredible records to Marsh's name! Obscurity aside, this is prime Strata East – with some sprawling moments in a larger band formation that go just far out enough, but an overall approach that's pretty inside, very much in the label's strong 70s soul jazz tradition. There's a pretty large cast of players in action, including some legendary ones like saxophonist David Ware, percussionist Greg Bandy, Cedric Lawson on piano and others. Titles include "Vonda's Tune", the incredible "Monism" with its spoken word excerpt from Hazrat Inayat Khan's Sufi Message, nicely read by Marsh himself over an amazing mix of soulful strings and tense interplay, plus "Metamorphosis", "Community Music", "Sabotage 3 Preparations" and "Ode to Nzinga". A lost masterpiece! LP, Vinyl record album

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Harold McKinneyVoices & Rhythms Of The Creative Profile (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tribe/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.98
One of the most righteous albums ever issued by the always-righteous Tribe Records label of Detroit – a really collective effort, one that features ensemble vocals and spiritual jazz – all pulled together by pianist Harold McKinney! The album showcases a group named Voices Of The Creative Profile – formed by McKinney to accompany his Creative Profile instrumental group – and the overall style is a great blend of spiritual soul jazz that gives equal time to the voices and instruments in the set. Gwen McKinney heads up the vocal ensemble, and other players on the set include Wendell Harrison on flute, Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Billy Turner on percussion, and Ed Pickins on bass. Also features some cool moog from Darryl Dybka – and titles that include "In The Moog", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "Dolphin Dance", "Heavenese", "Ode To Africa", "Out Of The Blues", and "Cornerstone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Col Nolan Soul SyndicateWhatever It's Worth ... CD
CBS/Pacific Theatre Encore (Australia), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col Nolan – whose handling of the Hammond is wonderful – with lots of cool, compressed tones that work very well with the funky drums of John Sangster – a player that most folks know for his other records that feature vibes instead of drums! Sangster's great here kicking up a groove for the combo – and the tunes also feature plenty of tenor and flute from Col Loughnan, whose tight lines underscore all the best elements in the organ. There's a wonderful 60s nite club vibe running through the whole set – and titles include "Shades Of McSoul", "Sunny", "Blues For Madeline", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Rivera Mountain", and "Whatever It's Worth". CD
Also available Whatever It's Worth (with bonus download) ... LP 14.99

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Col Nolan Soul SyndicateWhatever It's Worth (with bonus download) ... LP
CBS/Pacific Theatre Encore (Australia), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col Nolan – whose handling of the Hammond is wonderful – with lots of cool, compressed tones that work very well with the funky drums of John Sangster – a player that most folks know for his other records that feature vibes instead of drums! Sangster's great here kicking up a groove for the combo – and the tunes also feature plenty of tenor and flute from Col Loughnan, whose tight lines underscore all the best elements in the organ. There's a wonderful 60s nite club vibe running through the whole set – and titles include "Shades Of McSoul", "Sunny", "Blues For Madeline", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Rivera Mountain", and "Whatever It's Worth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Whatever It's Worth ... CD 12.99

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Buddy RichMercy Mercy – Live At Caesars Palace ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
Buddy at his soulful late 60s best – not content to keep in the same groove as older years, and working here with a great lineup that includes some excellent younger players! Charles Owens is in the group on alto, and the set also features work by Don Menza on tenor, Art Pepper on alto, Pat Labarbera on tenor, and Walter Namuth on guitar. Tracks are long, include some good originals, and have a rollicking sound that never lets up – and which avoids cliche a lot more than you'd think! Titles include "Ode To Billie Joe", "Acid Truth", "Goodbye Yesterday", "Preach & Teach", "Channel 1 Suite", and "Big Mama Cass". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerome RichardsonGroove Merchant ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A great little album of jazzy tracks from multi-talented reedman Jerome Richardson! The album's got a sort of jazzy meets Now Sound sound – sort of like the Benny Golson or Cal Tjader albums on Verve from the time, and it's a great one if you dig that sort of thing. The tracks are mostly covers of 60s pop tunes – like "Sunny", "Groove Merchant", "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon", "Where Is Love", "Ode To Billie Joe", and "No Matter What Shape" – and the mix of reeds, organ, and guitar is very nice! LP, Vinyl record album

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Cal TjaderSolar Heat ... CD
Skye/DCC, Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
One of Cal Tjader's best albums ever – and a sweetly electric side that features Joao Donato on organ and Gary McFarland on vibes! The record is a brilliant extension of Cal's styles at Verve – a bit of Latin, a bit of jazz, with some easily grooving numbers that have just the right dose of funk! Donato's organ sounds especially great, and there's also some added electric piano and electric harpsichord on the record, which expands the electricity even more – and gives the whole thing a really groovy sound! Loads of great numbers – including "Mambo Sangria", "Fried Bananas", "Solar Heat", "Ode to Billy Joe", and Donato's great "Amazonas". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul ... LP
Brunswick, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie Wilson is in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles – a great edge that makes the whole Basie groove sound even more hard-hitting than ever. Benny Carter arranged, but the groove is more a hard-edged Count Basie mode mixed with Brunswick soul styles – and Jackie blows it out over the top on great versions of "Funky Broadway", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Even When You Cry", and "Respect". Also features a version of "For Your Precious Love" that was a bit of a hit for the pair! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Pamela WiseKindred Spirits ... CD
Tribe/P-Vine (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $19.99
Wonderful work from Detroit keyboardist Pamela Wise – and a record that really carries forward the Tribe Records spirit from the 70s! The overall approach is a bit more contemporary, but the set's still got all the best feel of a classic indie album from the underground – played and penned by Wise in close collaboration with reedman Wendell Harrison, a frequent partner of Pamela's on a variety of projects, and one of the driving forces of Tribe back in the day! Wise plays both acoustic and electric keyboards, and sometimes sings just slightly – although most of the album is instrumental – and in addition to Harrison's work on tenor and bass clarinet, the album features trumpet, guitar, and lots of percussion. Titles include "Ode To Black Mothers", "Hometown Composer", "Marcus Garvey", "Word Masters", "Khalil's Promise", "Ancestors", and "Can't Use A Sellout". CD

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VariousApala – Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967 to 1970 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 34.99
A fantastic collection of sounds from the Nigerian scene at the end of the 60s – music in the apala mode, a highly rhythmic blend of percussion, voices, and thumb piano – served up with a style that's a lot grittier than some of the more commercial music of the time! These tracks are wonderfully raw, and completely hypnotic – all these criss-crossing changes and complicated elements at play in the percussion, but in ways that draw us in right away – then hold us in rapt attention at all the amazing elements going on! The style is maybe a key link between the West African modes that had been captured earlier by ethnographic recordings, and some of the sounds that would soon arise in more mainstream studios – and this collection is supposedly the first ever apala compilation issued outside of Nigeria, all done in the usual top-shelf Soul Jazz style. Titles include "Agilinti Lomu" by RA Tikalosoro & His Group, "Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode" by Haruna Ishola & His Apala Group, "Lekele Bale" by Adebukonla Ajao & Her Group, "Oko Lolomo" by Ayisatu Alabi & Her Group, "Orin Aje" by Rapheal Ajide & His Apala Group, "Rufai Balogun" by Haruna Ihsola & His Apala Group, and "Oriki Ibeji" by Jimoh Agbejo Bo Ogun & His Group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousLe Grenier De Saravah Vol 3 – Rare & Unreleased Tracks ... CD
Saravah (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $22.99
A beautiful celebration of the legendary Saravah label – and one that features a host of rare titles and previously unreleased tracks! As we've come to expect from Saravah, the work here isn't just underground French pop – but a titles from a wide range of styles, including jazz, Brazilian, African, and folk-styled tunes – as well as a few rare soundtrack gems! Saravah was one of the few labels that could work in so many different genres and manage to always come up with top-shelf music – and hearing all these styles together in one disc is a clear testament to the genius of their approach! Titles include "La Nuit De Mon Amour" by Pierre Barouh with Baden Powell & Milton Banana, "Ode To Maffen" by Chic Streetman, "Colompin Bombin" by Cohelmec Ensemble, "For All We Know" by Marva Broome with The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Fille Du Soleil" by Francis Lai, "Le Tourment" by Pierr Barouh, "Killy" by Nicole Croisille, "Musiques Pour Publicite" by Olivier Bloch Laine, "80 AB" by Areski, "Un Homme Qui Me Plai" by Francis Lai, "EDF Power" by EDF, "Pause Cafe" by Jean-Charles Capon & Pierre Favre, "Ooh La La" by Champion Jack Dupree, and "Sur Un Banc Sous La Pluie" by Dominique Barouh & David McNeil. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyIron Man (painted cover) ... LP
Douglas, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set from Eric Dolphy – one of his most perfectly realized moments at the head of a larger ensemble – and a record that definitely set the tone for countless spiritual jazz sessions of the 70s! Dolphy recorded this session for Alan Douglas in 1962, and it features a larger array of players than you'll find on most of his records for other labels – the cream of the "new thing" players that were around New York at the time, including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, and even Clifford Jordan on soprano sax – making a rare appearance on record on that instrument! Together, the players create a set of soundscapes that lies somewhere between Dolphy's Out To Lunch album, and some of the more modernist work by Mingus – a stunning batch of tracks that go out, but never too far. Titles include "Ode to CP", "Burning Spear", "Iron Man", and "Mandrake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic package that finally gives these recordings their proper due – one that takes the cuts that were issued on the albums Iron Man and Conversations (plus a million cheapo packages over the years) – and restores them to their original mono, right from the tapes – then adds in 85 more minutes of never issued material! The tracks here are a perfect balance of Dolphy in his final year – with some spiritual jazz currents, but still a strong sense of swing – with a fantastic lineup that includes Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, Clifford Jordan on soprano, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass, and both JC Moses and Charles Moffett on drums – almost a who's-who of people who would go onto shape the face of jazz in years to come. Titles include "A Personal Statement", "Ode To Charlie Parker", "Iron Man", "Come Sunday", "Burning Spear", "Muses For Richard Davis", "Alone Together", "Love Me", and "Jitterbug Waltz" – plus a number of other different versions of tunes. 3CD set comes with a 100 page booklet – featuring photos, essays, and interviews with Sonny Simmons, Sonny Rollins, Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and David Murray. CD

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✨✧ Kashmere Stage BandOur Thing (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Kashmere Records/P-Vine (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bold statement from the Kashmere Stage Band – who've definitely got their own "thing" here right from the start – one of the coolest, grooviest, funkiest sounds you'll ever hear from a band of young kids in school! These guys easily match the hippest players in much more mature ensembles – and often even have a vibe that sounds a lot like the best blacksploitation funk of the time, or some of the funky big band work from overseas – driven on by a really strong sense of rhythm, and marked with some wonderful solos on tenor, trumpet, alto sax, and piano – plus great guitar from Johnny Reason! Titles include great remakes of "Burning Spear" and "Ode To Billie Joe" – plus "Boss City", "Take Five", "Summertime", and "Misty". CD

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✨✧ Milton MarshMonism ... CD
Strata East/Manufactured, 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare spiritual jazz by reed player Milton Marsh – one of the harder-to-find albums on Strata East – and one of just a couple incredible records to Marsh's name! Obscurity aside, this is prime Strata East – with some sprawling moments in a larger band formation that go just far out enough, but an overall approach that's pretty inside, very much in the label's strong 70s soul jazz tradition. There's a pretty large cast of players in action, including some legendary ones like saxophonist David Ware, percussionist Greg Bandy, Cedric Lawson on piano and others. Titles include "Vonda's Tune", the incredible "Monism" with its spoken word excerpt from Hazrat Inayat Khan's Sufi Message, nicely read by Marsh himself over an amazing mix of soulful strings and tense interplay, plus "Metamorphosis", "Community Music", "Sabotage 3 Preparations" and "Ode to Nzinga". A lost masterpiece! CD
Also available Monism ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Harold McKinneyVoices & Rhythms Of The Creative Profile (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tribe/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most righteous albums ever issued by the always-righteous Tribe Records label of Detroit – a really collective effort, one that features ensemble vocals and spiritual jazz – all pulled together by pianist Harold McKinney! The album showcases a group named Voices Of The Creative Profile – formed by McKinney to accompany his Creative Profile instrumental group – and the overall style is a great blend of spiritual soul jazz that gives equal time to the voices and instruments in the set. Gwen McKinney heads up the vocal ensemble, and other players on the set include Wendell Harrison on flute, Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Billy Turner on percussion, and Ed Pickins on bass. Also features some cool moog from Darryl Dybka – and titles that include "In The Moog", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "Dolphin Dance", "Heavenese", "Ode To Africa", "Out Of The Blues", and "Cornerstone". CD also features 2 bonus tracks pulled from a single – "Ode To Africa" and "Jelly Loa". CD
Also available Voices & Rhythms Of The Creative Profile (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Carmen McRae & Dave BrubeckTake Five – Recorded Live At Basin Street East ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare jazz vocal album from Dave Brubeck – one that has the famous pianist working here with Carmen McRae – who served up a hose of vocal versions of some of Dave's best compositions! The format is a great one – a really fresh take on the Brubeck idiom, and a setting that makes the album one of Carmen's hippest ever – with a freer swing and deeper soul than most other dates of the 50s and 60s. Brubeck's group features lots of great alto from Paul Desmond – plus Gene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – and titles include "Melanctha", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Travellin Blues", "It's A Raggy Waltz", "Take Five", "Lord Lord", and "Ode To A Cowboy". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing with black text.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithGroove Drops ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem from Jimmy – a great set of organ tracks backed by some solid soul arrangements by the great Johnny Pate! Jimmy's organ is right out front, and as with most of his Verve albums, he never misses a note. There's a nice long version of "Ode To Billy Joe" that, while lacking the funky break that graces other versions, has a nice bubbling groove and a stupendous solo from Jimmy. Other titles include "Groove Drops", "Sunny", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ TribeHometown Detroit Sessions 1990 to 2014 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1990/1995/2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A return to greatness for the legendary Tribe Records scene in Detroit – an underground movement that gave us some spiritual jazz classics in the 70s – then kept on making wonderful music at an even more underground level as the years went on! This set is a collection of work from three rare recordings issued during that time – all on CD only, and representing a maybe even more obscure side of this legacy than the Tribe albums of the 70s! First up is trombonist Phil Ranelin – heading up a group that includes Wendell Harrison on tenor and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet – two key Tribe partners from the early years – really stretching out on the titles "He The One We All Knew" and "Freddie's Groove", both recorded in 1990. Next is material from a 1995 performance led by pianist Harold McKinney – a set that's got an incredible depth of imagination and soul, almost as much as Harold McKinney's work of years back! The group is a wonderfully hip one – with former Tribe artists Wendell Harrison on tenor and clarinet and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet – plus additional players who include Kiane Zawadi on trombone, Reggie Workman on bass, Francisco Mora on percussion, and Jimmy Owens on trumpet. There's a bit of vocals, but never that much – and most tracks are long and open – freely exploratory, but never too far out or avant-styled – just soulful and spiritual, in the true Tribe Records tradition! Titles include "Wide & Blue", "The Slave Ship Enterprise", "Juba", "Libra Ahora", and "Conjure Man". Last is a set of tracks recorded in 2014 by keyboardist Pamela Wise – a record that really carries forward the Tribe Records spirit from the 70s! The overall approach is a bit more contemporary, but the set's still got all the best feel of a classic indie album from the underground – played and penned by Wise in close collaboration with reedman Wendell Harrison, a frequent partner of Pamela's on a variety of projects, and one of the driving forces of Tribe back in the day! Wise plays both acoustic and electric keyboards, and sometimes sings just slightly – although most of the album is instrumental – and in addition to Harrison's work on tenor and bass clarinet, the album features trumpet, guitar, and lots of percussion. Titles include "Ode To Black Mothers", "Hometown", and "Marcus Garvey". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nancy WilsonFor Once In My Life (aka Welcome To My Love) ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nancy Wilson gets some great help here from Oliver Nelson – whose solid arrangements make the record one of our favorites from Wilson's early Capitol years! There's a feel here that's a bit earthier and bluesier than some of Wilson's other albums – a mode that's a nice extension of the post-R&B sound that Ray Charles was forging, but done with more of the class and sophistication you'd expect from Nancy. Nelson still uses a fair bit of strings in the mix, and although the pace is often gentle, there's an undercurrent to the record that keeps things soulful and strong! The set features a great reading of "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", plus versions of "Why Try To Change Me Now", "You Don't Know Me", "Ode To Billie Joe", and "May I Come In?". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz Vol 11 – Esoteric, Modal, & Progressive Jazz From The SteepleChase Label 1974 to 1984 ... CD
Steeplechase/Jazzman (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive collection of music from the Steeplechase label – spiritual sounds from back in the day, and a side of the label's legacy that's only gotten the right sort of appreciation in more recent years! Steeplechase was a European company, and their biggest claim to fame was recordings of American musicians overseas – especially Dexter Gordon – but the label also had a fantastic ear for more soulful currents on the American underground, and not only managed to capture some less-recorded artists, but also give some bigger names a freer space to express the more spiritual side of their styles! The set is a sublime set of work from the post-Coltrane years – tunes that are modal, soulful, and occasionally slightly funky – served up in a set of completely uplifting music, all supported by the usual excellent Jazzman attention to detail and thorough liner notes. Titles include "The Time Of This World Is At Hand" by Billy Gault, "Tipe Tizwe" by Jim McNeely, "Aida" by Rene McLean, "Dark Warrior" by Khan Jamal, "Naima" by Michael Carvin, "Magwaza" by Johnny Dyani with John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana, "Ode To St Cecile" by Mary Lou Williams, "Jean Marie" by Sam Jones, "Miss Priss" by Ken McIntyre, and "De I Comahlee Ah" by Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpiritual Jazz Vol 11 – Esoteric, Modal, & Progressive Jazz From The SteepleChase Label 1974 to 1984 (with bonus download) ... LP
Steeplechase/Jazzman (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive collection of music from the Steeplechase label – spiritual sounds from back in the day, and a side of the label's legacy that's only gotten the right sort of appreciation in more recent years! Steeplechase was a European company, and their biggest claim to fame was recordings of American musicians overseas – especially Dexter Gordon – but the label also had a fantastic ear for more soulful currents on the American underground, and not only managed to capture some less-recorded artists, but also give some bigger names a freer space to express the more spiritual side of their styles! The set is a sublime set of work from the post-Coltrane years – tunes that are modal, soulful, and occasionally slightly funky – served up in a set of completely uplifting music, all supported by the usual excellent Jazzman attention to detail and thorough liner notes. Titles include "The Time Of This World Is At Hand" by Billy Gault, "Tipe Tizwe" by Jim McNeely, "Aida" by Rene McLean, "Dark Warrior" by Khan Jamal, "Naima" by Michael Carvin, "Magwaza" by Johnny Dyani with John Tchicai & Dudu Pukwana, "Ode To St Cecile" by Mary Lou Williams, "Jean Marie" by Sam Jones, "Miss Priss" by Ken McIntyre, and "De I Comahlee Ah" by Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin. LP features the bonus track "Camel Driver" – by Jackie McLean & Cosmic Brotherhood. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ George BensonBeyond The Blue Horizon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI/Mosaic, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great early CTI session by George Benson, and one of the most stripped-down, straight-ahead funky records he did for the label! There's a sharpness here that's different than the larger feel of some of Benson 's later records – a sound that almost links back to his soul jazz roots in the 60s – played by a tight combo that features Benson on guitar, Clarence Palmer on organ, Ron Carter on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – plus percussion from Michael Cameron and Albert Nicholson. There's a version of "So What" on here that's got to be one of the best funky takes of that standard ever – with great hard grooves on the intro – and on other cuts, the real genius is in the way the simple tracks are arranged to shift between darkly chromatic passages and slight bits of funk. Titles include "All Clear", "Ode To A Kudu", and "Somewhere In The East". Plus, the CD features 3 bonus tracks – alternate versions of "Ode To A Kudu", "Somewhere In The East", and "All Clear". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ed CherrySoul Tree ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 5th Dimension5th Dimension Live! ... LP
Bell, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A groovy little live album from The 5th Dimension – not nearly as smoothly polished as their studio albums, in a way that really makes the set stand out nicely! The vocals are still completely top-shelf – a heavenly sound that's hard to believe comes from five mere mortals – but the musical backings are a bit more rough-edged and soul-based – a harder groove than the group gets on their full albums, in a way that provides a great contrast to the harmonies on the lyrics! There's also a great sense of "liveness" to the set – patter from the group before the tunes, and some upbeat medleys of some of their bigger hits – strung together in ways that are a lot nicer than just simple live remakes of familiar songs. Titles include "I Just Want To Be Your Friend", "Eli's Coming", "Never My Love", "Shake Your Tambourine", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Want To Take You Higher", and two longer medleys of hits! LP, Vinyl record album
(Die-cut cover pressing. Cover has a cutout mark in one corner.)

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✨✧ Lee GagnonJazzzzz ... LP
Barclay/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest albums ever from this Canadian reedman – a set of long, open tracks that really show Lee Gagnon taking some new directions at the end of the 60s! The record has this very spacious vibe – one that comes partly from the way the other instrumentation comes together – with these pulsating rhythms that feature this great dance between the drums of Richard Provencal and bass of Michel Donato – then laced with the completely unique guitar style of Sonny Greenwich – a player who's unlike anyone else we can think of! Gagnon blows long solos, as does trumpeter Ron Proby – who wrote most of the tracks on the set – titles that include "Ode To The Ode", "Gene Structure Ramble", "Rybo-Nucleic Rhumba", and "Skin Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Andrew HillComplete Blue Note Andrew Hill Sessions 1963 to 1966 (7CD set) ... CD
Mosaic/Blue Note, 1960s. Used 7CD ... Out Of Stock
Remarkable modern jazz, from one of the most unique voices in the genre! Hill's piano work and compositions fall into a category of their own, working outside the limits of predominant bop sound, but not quite falling into the world of free jazz that rules the avant scene. This outstanding Mosaic box collects his seminal 60s recordings, comprising of the LPs Black Fire, Smokestack, Judgment, Point Of Departure, Andrew!, One For One, and Compulsion, plus plenty of alternate takes and some material that was issued under Sam Rivers name on the LP Involution. Sidemen include Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Kenny Dorham, Eric Dolphy, John Gilmore, Freddie Hubbard, Sam Rivers, Richard Davis, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams and Joe Chambers. There's 52 tracks in all, spread out over 7 CDs, with titles that include "Land Of Nod", "Black Fire", "McNeil Island", "Tired Trade",Pumpkin", "Subterfuge", "Smokestack", "Ode To Von", "The Day After", "Verne", "Not So", "Flea Flop", "Siete Ocho", "Yokada, Yokada", "Reconciliation", "New Monastary", "Flight 19", "Spectrum", "Symmetry", "The Griots", "Duplicity", "Le Serpenmt Qui Danse", "Euterpe", "Erato", "Roots 'n Herbs", "Compulsion", "Premonition", "Violence" and "Desire". CD
(Out of print. In nice shape!)

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✨✧ Andrew HillSmokestack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic session by this groundbreaking modernist – essentially a piano trio album, but recorded with two bass players – Richard Davis and Eddie Kahn – one of whom plays rhythm, the other who solos along with Hill – which makes for a really amazing sound – especially when you realize that the great Roy Haynes is on drums! The result is one of Hill's darkest piano outings, brought even deeper by the bass accompaniment, and the lack of any other horns to support the set – the kind of standout session that somehow made every one of his Blue Note albums so distinct from each other – even though they are so fantastic when considered as a whole – a key moment in jazz during the 60s. The album includes Hill's brilliant "Ode to Von", dedicated to Von Freeman, one of his early teachers – plus the tracks "Verne", "Not So", "Wailing Wall", and "The Day After". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Note 80th Anniversary pressing.)
Also available Smokestack (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Randy WestonRandy Weston ... LP
PA USA, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great 70s session by Randy, and one that's really gotten lost in the shifting sands of time! The session is solo piano, played in a beautifully soulful manner, filled with lots of changing lines and rhythms in a cool jazz style that shows a lot of Randy's fascination with African styles of music. Titles include "Sister Gladys", "Three Pyramids & The Sphynx", "Ode To Om Kel Thoumt", and "Monk Steps". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousApala – Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of sounds from the Nigerian scene at the end of the 60s – music in the apala mode, a highly rhythmic blend of percussion, voices, and thumb piano – served up with a style that's a lot grittier than some of the more commercial music of the time! These tracks are wonderfully raw, and completely hypnotic – all these criss-crossing changes and complicated elements at play in the percussion, but in ways that draw us in right away – then hold us in rapt attention at all the amazing elements going on! The style is maybe a key link between the West African modes that had been captured earlier by ethnographic recordings, and some of the sounds that would soon arise in more mainstream studios – and this collection is supposedly the first ever apala compilation issued outside of Nigeria, all done in the usual top-shelf Soul Jazz style. Titles include "Agilinti Lomu" by RA Tikalosoro & His Group, "Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode" by Haruna Ishola & His Apala Group, "Lekele Bale" by Adebukonla Ajao & Her Group, "Oko Lolomo" by Ayisatu Alabi & Her Group, "Orin Aje" by Rapheal Ajide & His Apala Group, "Rufai Balogun" by Haruna Ihsola & His Apala Group, and "Oriki Ibeji" by Jimoh Agbejo Bo Ogun & His Group. CD
Also available Apala – Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967 to 1970 ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Bilal AbdurahmanEchoes Of Timbuktu & Beyond In Congo Square ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully poetic take on the transplantation of African sounds in the US scene – played on a variety of different instruments by Bilal Abdurahman! The tracks are mostly short, percussive ones – with the strongest focus on instrumentation, but with occasional vocal refrains from Bilal – usually in wordless or chanted form, although there's a few nice spoken bits too! Instrumentation is quite diverse – and includes balafon, xalam, and even Ugandan harp – on titles that include "Spirits Of Congo Square", "Ancestral Ode", "Fusion", "Congo Square Procession", "Lament", "Blues Is Born", and "Gogi Solo". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsHip Hug Her/Doin Our Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax/Edsel (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
2 full albums – plus bonus tracks too! On Hip Hug Her, Booker T's definitely getting a bit funky – stepping off with the incredible title cut, a tune which really complicates the groove from the earlier years! The sound is still solid Memphis soul, with a raw instrumental vibe – but the grooves are even better than before, and the set includes loads of great original number written by the group – the kind of cool tunes they most likely cooked up while jamming live in the studio! These gems include the seminal "Hip Hug Her" – plus "Carnaby Street", "Booker's Notion", "Soul Sanction", "Double Or Nothing", and "Slim Jenkins' Place". But the covers are groovy too – and include a version of "Pigmy", plus "Groovin" and "Sunny". Doin Our Thing has Booker T & The MGs moving their instrumental sound into a whole new range than before! The album has a very groovy feel – nice and tight, with especially great organ and guitar lines – often tuned towards 60s hits by other soul artists, but reworked strongly by the group's wonderful rhythms, and turned into a really cooking batch of Memphis soul instrumentals! There's a few key original tunes on the set – like the title track "Doin Our Thing" – and the cuts "I Can Dig It" and "Blue On Green" – but the covers are equally great, and include versions of "Ode To Billie Joe", "You Keep Me Hangin On", "Expressway To Your Heart", and "Let's Go Get Stoned". Features 2 bonus tracks – "Summertime (single edit)" and "Winter Snow". CD

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✨✧ Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic package that finally gives these recordings their proper due – one that takes the cuts that were issued on the albums Iron Man and Conversations (plus a million cheapo packages over the years) – and restores them to their original mono, right from the tapes – then adds in 85 more minutes of never issued material! The tracks here are a perfect balance of Dolphy in his final year – with some spiritual jazz currents, but still a strong sense of swing – with a fantastic lineup that includes Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, Clifford Jordan on soprano, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass, and both JC Moses and Charles Moffett on drums – almost a who's-who of people who would go onto shape the face of jazz in years to come. Titles include "A Personal Statement", "Ode To Charlie Parker", "Iron Man", "Come Sunday", "Burning Spear", "Muses For Richard Davis", "Alone Together", "Love Me", and "Jitterbug Waltz" – plus a number of other different versions of tunes. 3CD set comes with a 100 page booklet – featuring photos, essays, and interviews with Sonny Simmons, Sonny Rollins, Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, and David Murray. CD

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✨✧ Mort GarsonMother Earth's Plantasia ... LP
Homewood/Sacred Bones, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, moogiest records we've ever heard from Mort Garson – and that's saying a lot, given that the man gave us the Wozzard Of Iz and a host of moog-based astrological records too! The album's billed as "mood music especially composed to aid the growing of your plants" – and while we doubt that claim, it's more than groovy enough without any herbaceous activity at hand – these cool keyboard lines that are often sweetly tuneful, but nicely tripped-out too – played by one of the best cats to really grab hold of the moog right at the start of its great musical run! Titles include "A Mellow Mood For Maidenhair", "You Don't Have To Walk A Begonia", "Concerto For Philodendron & Pothos", "Ode To An African Violet", and "Plantasia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original Mother Earth Plant Care booklet and download card with seeds inside for planting!)

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✨✧ Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". CD

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✨✧ John CarterDauwhe ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Richly complicated work from reedman John Carter – working here at a level that's a great change from his smaller combo work of the early years! Carter plays clarinet throughout – at the head of an octet with a very cerebral feel – a group who almost bring more of a serious music sort of style into play at times, yet still have enough jazz-based energy in their work too. The approach is a bit like that of Muhal Richard Abrams or Henry Threadgill – but the set also has a definite LA underground bent too, thanks to work by Bobby Bradford on cornet, Red Callender on tuba, James Newton on flutes, Charles Owen on soprano sax, Roberto Miranda on bass, William Jeffrey on drums, and Luis Peralta on waterphone and percussion. Titles include "Dauwhe", "Enter From The East", "Soft Dance", "The Mating Ritual", and "Ode To The Flower Maiden". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHeavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All those elements are perfectly balanced here – showing Heavenly Sweetness as an imprint that can live up to the legacy of earlier European giants – with a similar culture-crossing vibe as MPS or Saravah, but a much more contemporary approach too! Titles include "We People" by Doug Hammond, "Blue Train" by Byard Lancaster, "Mother Of The Future" by Anne Wirz, "Don't Stress Me Out" by Monette Sudler, "Valse Pour Helene" by Florian Pellissier Quintet, "Flow Like A River" by Robert Aaron, "Rip With John Coltrane" by Patchworks, "Journey To The Shore" by Dopegems, "September Sun" by Jacaranda Muse, "Sam's Intro" by Rongetz Foundation, "Where's My Soul" by Baron Retif & Conception Perez, "Our History" by Anthony Joseph, "Voices" by Blundetto, "Don't You Know" by Leron Thomas, "Want It Back" by Guts, "Womanarium" by Sly Johnson, "Untitled/Inspiration From Home" by Don Cherry, "Dead Sea Scrolls" by Raphael, "Ode To Ethiopia" by John Betsch Society, and "NT" by Tagi with Georgia Anne Muldrow. 40 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Bill BarronModern Windows Suite ... CD
Savoy, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Some of the greatest modern jazz ever recorded! Tenorist Bill Barron is like no other – and although he's softened a bit in recent years, during the early 60s he was working with trumpeter Ted Curson to forge a bold new sound that was different from much of what was happening at the time. Barron and Curson had a sharply-tuned approach to jazz, free in their solos, but with the same kind of frenetic scoring as Charles Mingus – who's probably their most sympathetic relation musically, and who also employed each of them at various points in their career. In a way, Barron and Curson take off from the energy of Mingus dynamic 1957 sessions, an energy that was flagging in his own work at the time – but which was taken to the next level on these Savoy sides from 1961. The playing is razor-sharp, very angular – but never without soul and never too academic to swing. It's also equally committed to reigning in freedom at just the right points – allowing bright flourishes of dynamic playing from a member of the group, yet never too much to dominate the overall energy of the ensemble. The set's got 11 tracks in all – 4 from Barron's Modern Windows Suite LP, and 7 more from The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron. Titles include "Blast Off", "Ode To An Earth Girl", "Oriental Impressions", "Fox Hunt", and "Men At Work". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyComplete Memorial Album Sessions (The Douglas Recordings) ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title's possibly a bit misleading here – as the record's not so much a memorial to Dolphy, but a repackaging of sides that were repackaged originally as such in the 60s! If that's not confusing enough, let us just explain that the set features 9 tracks from Dolphy's important recordings for Alan Douglas – tunes that have shown up over the years in a variety of formats, but which are probably most famously known under the album titles Iron Man and Jitterbug Waltz. The format of the work is quite unusual – and at times is closer to Dolphy's Blue Note recordings than most of his other work of the period – with an approach that is both spiritual and angular, always touched with Dolphy's keen sense of modernism. Players include Clifford Jordan, Sonny Simmons, Prince Lasha, Richard Davis, and Bobby Hutcherson – and titles include "Love Me", "Ode To CP", "Mandrake", "Iron Man", "Burning Spear", and "Music Matador". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Afro SoultetAfrodesia ... CD
Banyon/Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 15.98
The wildly diverse, heavily percussive global jazz, soul, and exotica inspired Afrodesia from the late 60s combo Afro Soultet – a crazy rare one, too! The group purportedly has roots in Texas, but incarnations of it were gigging around LA a bit earlier as Afro Latin Blues Quintet +1 and a bit later as Afro Latin Soultet. Here they play with boundless inspiration from around the globe. Afro Latin percussion and rhythms hold it all together, but they bring in strains of Latin soul, African rhythms, straighter jazz and madly percussive instrumental rock. Producer/composer/arranger/raconteur Jack Millman plays drums in the group as Johnny Kitchen, and other players include Joey Dubreau on vibes, Frank Morris on guitar and harmonica, Eddie Paris on drums, Dean Elliot on percussion, William Quinn on flute & sax, and Bill Collins on keys. Includes "Afrodesia", "Mozamba", "Soul Rockin'", "Afro Revolt", "Torrid Zone", "Oom Gowa", "Slave Traders", "Drumbouie", "Aphro Bugaloo", "Chocolate Drop", "Le Berber" and "Sand, Sun And Sea". CD

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Area Code 615Area Code 615 ... LP
Polydor, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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BachCantata No 4 (Christ Lag In Todesbanden)/Cantata No 34 (O Ewiges Feuer) – Claudia Hellman/Helmut Krebs/Jakob Stampfli/Fritz Werner/Heinrich Schuetz Choir Of Heilbronn/Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra ... LP
Musical Heritage Society, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and aging, name in pencil on front, and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Ray BarrettoCharanga Moderna ... LP
Tico, 1962. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Stellar Latin grooves! This album is one of Ray's best from the early 60s, and it's an incredible batch of edgey tracks that far outshines most of his other work from the time! For the record, Ray took the standard Charanga format, and updated it by adding sweet jazzy touches, pushing the percussion to the point where it really dominated the record – coming across with some incredibly dark and sinister rhythms! The record gave Ray his first big hit – "El Watusi" – but the whole thing's as great as that cut, and it's a killer killer record that never lets us down! Other tracks inlcude "Aprieta El Pollo", "La Moderna", "Suelta La Cintura", "Terestia", and "Guajira & Tambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Tico pressing. Cover has light wear, small seam splits, and a small name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ BartokWooden Prince – Budaphest Philharmonic Society/Janos Ferencsik ... LP
Qualiton (Hungary), 1963. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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BartokWooden Prince Op 13/Hungarian Pictures – Neeme Jarvi/Philharmonia ... CD
Chandos (UK), 1991. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)


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Gary BartzEpisode One – Children Of Harlem ... CD
Challenge/Solid (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $15.99
Masterful later work from saxophonist Gary Bartz – proof that he kept on growing and maturing his style after his initial explosive years in the 70s! This album is a bit more subtle than those righteous classics, but still carries a lot of message in the music – a suite of tracks composed by Gary Bartz and pianist Larry Willis – whose sharp-yet-round tones are a perfect accompaniment to Gary in the quartet alongside the bass of Buster Williams and the drums of Ben Riley! And yes, there's no vocals, nor funky bits – but the maturing power of Gary's message really comes through loud and clear – on titles that include "Children Of Harlem", "Tico Tico", "Amos & Andy Theme", "Heavy Blue", and "Tap Dancer". CD

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✨✧ BeckOdelay ... LP
Interscope, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The incredible second major label album from Beck – and if there was any lingering suspicion that Mellow Gold was just a "Loser" fueled one hit wonder, Odelay absolutely smashed it away on this one and laid the foundation for a lasting legacy. Perhaps the apex of Dust Brothers production, too! A timeless, career-defining classic. Includes "Devil's Haircut", "Jack-Ass", "Derelict", "Novacane", "The New Pollution", "Ramshackle", "Readymade", "Sissyneck", "Where It's At" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Beenie ManModeler (club, dub)/Matie (club, dub) ... 12-inch
Digital B, 1994. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a spot of tape.)

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Beady BelleGhosts (radio edit)/Moderation (radio edit, extended) ... CD
Jazzland (UK), 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(3 track maxi single.)

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Maurice BergerRevolution Of The Eye – Modern Art & The Birth Of American Television (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 45.00
A beautiful book for a really fantastic exhibition – one that looks at the interplay between modern art and early television in the US – with fantastic parallels that include both work on TV, and around the format itself! The volume is done like the best gallery books – lots of color images throughout, used as examples – with well-penned text in chapters that include "Twilight Zone – Surrealism For The Masses", "CBS – The Modernist Television Network", "Modernism On Television", and "Ernie Kovacs' Post-Modernist Performances". There's also a look at the great television project at MOMA, a cool index with a timeline and images, and lots lots more. 155 pages, hardcover, full color. Book

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Cilla BlackSher-oo/Modern Priscilla (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Parlophone/SFE (UK), 1968/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $7.99
A pair of EMI classics from Cilla Black – separated by the space of a decade, and filled in with 21 more bonus tracks too! First up is Sher-oo – fantastic work from Cilla Black – only her third full length album, but a set that already has the singer growing way past some of her British female contemporaries of the 60s! There's still a bit of the uptown soul of Cilla's roots – the dark-stepping groove that always served her so well – but there's also a wider range of song styles and arrangements, with a majestic flow that really does great things with Black's incredible vocal approach. Johnny Harris and Johnny Scott both had a hand in putting the charts together – and the set also features the classic "Step Inside My Love", written for Cilla by Lennon & McCartney. Other tracks include "Yo Yo", "Take Me In Your Arms & Love Me", "Misty Roses", "Something's Gotten A Hold Of My Heart", "Follow The Path Of The Stars", and "What The World Needs Now". Modern Priscilla is a record that takes Cilla Black in an unusual direction – a set that has her moving into more disco modes overall, but still keeping things relatively special, thanks to strong production work from Mike Hurst, and a track selection of unusual material! Given that Black's vocals always had a lot more range than some of the mainstream disco singers of the European scene, she fits right in – and manages to turn out a few gentler tracks amidst all the funkier upbeat numbers. As mentioned, the set features a huge number of bonus tracks – including "This Time I'm In It For Love", "Songs", "Follow", "Silly Boy (Paul Hulme mix)", "From Now On", "Work Is A Four Letter Word (film version)", "Step Inside My Love (almighty 12" definitive mix)", "M'Innamoro", "Step Inside Love (first take)", and "All My Love". CD

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Blumenthaler/Blomenkamp/Gubaidulina/Roderburg/Takeguchi/NuytsGive Me Your Bunch Of Fives – Duets For Percussion & Solo Instruments ... CD
Koch, 1998. Used ... $5.99
Percussion from Christian Roderburg and Rolf Hildebrandt – in duets with violin, piano, and saxophone! CD
(Out of print.)

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BodeansOutside Looking In ... LP
Slash, 1987. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Titles include "Dreams", "Pick Up The Pieces", "Don't Be Lonely", "Forever Young", "Someday", and "The Ballad Of Jenny Rae". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and price sticker remnants.)
 
 
 



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