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Bill Nelson's Red NoiseSound On Sound (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1979. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 25.99
A record that marks a very different chapter in the career of Bill Nelson than his initial rise to fame at the head of Be Bop Deluxe – a set that offers up a leaner take on the 70s styles of Nelson's music, and a sound that's decidedly aimed much more at the new wave generation! Bill was always a bit ahead of the pack in terms of production and instrumentation – and he definitely puts that work to use here, by retuning an earlier aesthetic in ways that are definitely at the forefront of UK electronic pop! Vocals are often processed, keyboards and guitars intertwine nicely, and titles include "Don't Touch Me I'm Electric", "Stop Go Stop", "Furniture Music", "Revolt Into Style", "The Atom Age", and "A Better Home In The Phantom Zone". 2CD version features the remastered album, a new stereo mix, and bonus tracks that include "Acquitted By Mirrors" and "Wonder Toys That Last Forever", in both mixes – plus "My Light", a previously unreleased track from the sessions – and Red Noise session tracks "Ideal Homes", "Instantly Yours", and "Disposable". CD

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Singers & Players/Creation Rebel/New Age SteppersDread Operator – From The On U Sound Archives (Leaps & Bounds/Threat To Creation/Lows & Highs/Wild Paarty Sounds Vol 1) (4CD set) ... CD
On-U Sound/Hot Milk (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 30.99
A fantastic package of work from the legendary On-U Sound label – four of the most important early albums on the label – from a time when the imprint was completely revolutionizing the influence of Jamaican music on the British scene! All of the albums were produced by Adrian Sherwood – who'd drank heavily of the sounds of Kingston in the 70s, but also grew up at a time when the more unique electronics and production styles of the post-punk years were holding sway – modes that he brought into play with the reggae sounds on the records, for one of the most unusual blends you can imagine! While The Clash and other UK artists just took on Jamaican music directly, Sherwood attempted to re-channel and shape it – at a level that not only offered respect and new showcases to reggae performers, but also then went back to have an influence i Jamaica too. The set features four full albums, all in tiny LP-styled covers – Leaps & Bounds by Singers & Players, Threat To Creation by Creation Rebel with New Age Steppers, Lows & Highs by Creation Rebel, and the classic compilation album Wild Paarty Sounds Vol 1 – one of the earliest, and most mindblowing On-U sound albums of all time! CD

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✨✧ VariousGolden Torch – Hose Street, Tunstall, Stoke On Trent 1969 to 1973 – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul, Popcorn & R&B ... LP
Charly (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hotbed of soul tracks that played big at the legendary Golden Torch – one of the most famous hotspots for Northern Soul on the British scene at the end of the 60s! But as with the best Brit clubs of its type, the music here is all American – a choice collection of under-discovered soul gems from the US – of the sort that UK collectors were already turning up decades ago, then unleashing on dancefloors who were ready to devour music that had hardly gotten any sort of a notice back home! Titles include "Breakaway" by The Valentines, "Natural Soul Brother" by Danny White, "I Hurt On The Other Side" by Sidney Barnes, "You Hit Me Like TNT" by Linda Jones, "Double Life" by Jerry Fuller, "My Man Don't Think I Know" by Gwen Davis, "Running For My Life" by Roscoe Shelton, "Touch Me Hold Me Kiss Me" by The Inspirations, "Set My Heart At Ease" by Mikki Farrow, "Every Beat Of My Heart" by The Du-ettes, and "Me & You" by The Fantastics. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Trio Live At The London House (The Trio/Sound Of The Trio/Put On A Happy Face/Something Warm/unissued tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used 5 CDs ... $43.99 49.99
Amazing package – fold-over cardboard sleeve and binder! CD
(Out of print, spine has some light wear - nothing major.)

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IndeepRecord Keeps On Spinning (vocal, dub, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Sound Of New York/Becket, 1983. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A follow up to their huge "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life", with all the elements of that great 80s sound: metallic keyboards, rubbery bass and 909 handclaps. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sound Of New York sleeve. Labels have some marker.)

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Joe SimonCome On & Get It/Chokin' Kind ... 7-inch
Sound Stage 7, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Horace AndyMidnight Scorchers ... CD
On-U Sound (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A strong companion album to the Midnight Rockers gem from Horace Andy – and one that lets producer Adrian Sherwood take the helm even more than before, as the set features a hip mix of dubs, reworks, and alternate versions of tunes on the album! Horace's great vocals are still there in the mix – but there's also some instrumental cuts, and guest appearances from Daddy Freddy and Lone Ranger – plus plenty of top-shelf work from Sherwood too! Titles include "Come After Midnight", "Dirty Money Business", "Sleepy's Night Cap", "More Bassy", "Dub Guidance", "Hell & Back", "Away With The Gun & Knife", and "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City". CD

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Missing BraziliansWarzone (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
One of the coolest studio projects from the early years of the On-U Sound label – a record that's maybe a bit more subtle overall than some of the Tackhead and Mark Stewart projects of the time, but which has an equally similar genre-busting quality! The vibe here is nice and lean – with plenty of bass and effects from Crocodile, on darkly moody tunes that are only partly reggae in inspiration, and which also have plenty of the same elements you might hear on some of Jah Wobble's best early solo projects – with plenty of Adrian Sherwood effects and echo to keep things spooky and moody throughout! Annie Anxiety and Shara Nelson each sing on a track on the record – but most of the set is instrumental, and has this wonderful spare interplay between the instruments, served up in dubby heaven. Titles include "Crocodile's Court", "Savanna Prance", "Meander", "Igloo Inn", "Missing Brazilians", "Gentle Killers", and "Frequency Feast". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on clear vinyl!)

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✨✧ Horace AndyMidnight Rocker ... CD
On-U Sound (UK), 2022. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jamaican great Horace Andy rises up again with a very righteous sound – working here alongside production from Adrian Sherwood – maybe no surprise, given the placement of the album on the On-U Sound label! Yet the record has a quality that goes past any expectations you might have – wonderfully mature treatment from Sherwood, who's not trying to foreground himself as much here as in the old days – and really strong vocals from Andy – who's really using the passage of time to only deepen his sound, and bring a huge amount of expression to some very strong message-oriented tunes. The whole thing's nice and lean, with a crisp edge that really serves the lyrics well – on titles that include "This Must Be Hell", "Safe From Harm", "Materialist", "Today Is Right Here", "Try Love", "Watch Over Them", "Easy Money", and "Rock To Sleep". CD

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✨✧ Horace AndyMidnight Rocker (gold vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 2022. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jamaican great Horace Andy rises up again with a very righteous sound – working here alongside production from Adrian Sherwood – maybe no surprise, given the placement of the album on the On-U Sound label! Yet the record has a quality that goes past any expectations you might have – wonderfully mature treatment from Sherwood, who's not trying to foreground himself as much here as in the old days – and really strong vocals from Andy – who's really using the passage of time to only deepen his sound, and bring a huge amount of expression to some very strong message-oriented tunes. The whole thing's nice and lean, with a crisp edge that really serves the lyrics well – on titles that include "This Must Be Hell", "Safe From Harm", "Materialist", "Today Is Right Here", "Try Love", "Watch Over Them", "Easy Money", and "Rock To Sleep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold vinyl pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ Horace AndyMidnight Scorchers (orange vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 2022. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong companion album to the Midnight Rockers gem from Horace Andy – and one that lets producer Adrian Sherwood take the helm even more than before, as the set features a hip mix of dubs, reworks, and alternate versions of tunes on the album! Horace's great vocals are still there in the mix – but there's also some instrumental cuts, and guest appearances from Daddy Freddy and Lone Ranger – plus plenty of top-shelf work from Sherwood too! Titles include "Come After Midnight", "Dirty Money Business", "Sleepy's Night Cap", "More Bassy", "Dub Guidance", "Hell & Back", "Away With The Gun & Knife", and "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition orange vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Midnight Scorchers ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ New Age SteppersLove Forever ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 2012. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later work from New Age Steppers, but a set that's very much got the spirit of the group at the core – given that it's essentially a collaboration between Ari Up and producer Adrian Sherwood – who were the key forces behind the group's sound at the start! In fact, the feel here is still strongly early 80s – maybe mid-80s, given some of the production elements – and in addition to lots of instruments handled by Ari, the set also features guitar and keyboards from the mighty Skip McDonald and tenor from Dave Flash Wright – all with a sound that's nice and spare, and which really keeps the New Age edge intact! Titles include "Musical Terrorist", "The Fury Of Ari", "Wounded Animal", "Last Times", "Death Of Trees", "Revelation", "Worst Of Me", and "Conquer". LP, Vinyl record album
(First vinyl issue from 2021.)

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✨✧ Viktor Vaughn (MF Doom)Vaudeville Villain ... CD
Sound Ink/Get On Down, 2003. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sinister sounds from MF Doom – working here under his Viktor Vaughn identity, yet serving up the same fantastic blend of hardness and wit as in the other records under his own name! There's a lean, mean quality to the record that's wonderful – thanks to production from King Honey, Max Bill, and RJD2 – who help Doom find the best sort of spirit for these tracks. Titles include the wonderful "Open Mic Night", with some great Last Poets energy – plus "Vaudeville Villain", "The Drop", "Lactose & Lecithin", "A Dead Mouse", "Raedawn", "Modern Day Mugging", "Never Dead", and "Popsnot". CD
 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley's Fiddler On The Roof ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Once again, Cannonball Adderley proves the old jazz adage – it's not the song, but the singer – as he breathes fantastic new life here into a set of tunes from the musical Fiddler on the Roof! Yet in thinking of the music, there's also a special sort of genius – as there's some exotic currents in most of the melodies, which may be why the young producer David Axelrod chose the tracks for the set – as they've got the same blend of hardbop and exotic elements that you'll hear on some of the original tunes by this group. The lineup is great – Nat Adderley on cornet, Charles Lloyd on reeds, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and the tones of Cannon and Lloyd are great together – and the make the best songs sound like strange Eastern-tinged jazz numbers. Tunes include "To Life", "Fiddler On The Roof", "Cajvalach", "Sewing Machine", "Matchmaker", and "Now I Have Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s red label pressing. Cover has surface & edge wear, old price sticker remnant.)

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Audio CulturesBreaking The Sound Barrier ... CD
Sonic Pilot, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Features Clyde Childress on guitars, Joel Behrman on trumpet and trombone, William Beaty on keyboards, and Albert Hobson on bass and drum programming. CD

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Burt BacharachMake It Easy On Yourself ... LP
A&M, 1969. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Fantastic work by maestro Burt Bacharach – subtle genius, and an album that offers more to us every time we listen to it! Burt's work has been recorded by many – but few ever gave it the kind of treatment that he did – as you'll hear in this brilliant array of sweeping strings, sly syncopation, and well-placed instrumental solos! The sound is breathtaking throughout – a new level of maturity and majesty for 60s instrumental pop – and the record's an enduring classic that deserves a place in every sensitive record collection. Includes the amazing cut "Pacific Coast Highway", plus great versions of other classics, like "Wanting Things", "She's Gone Away", "Knowing When To Leave", and "This Guy's In Love With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Balka SoundSon Du Balka ... CD
Strut (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99 On January 6, 2023
A long-overdue collection of work by Balka Sound – an important 80s group from Brazzaville, and one whose name evokes their style of music – a sound based in folksy roots, but which is updated here with electric guitar and bass, next to lively percussion and really great vocals! The group's lead singer is Nkibi Albert, who has this really enigmatic way of putting across a lyric, especially when a bit of echo is used in the production – and amidst the other instrumentation, he also plays ngonfi as well. The production is great on most of these tracks – not nearly as mainstream as other African sounds from the time, which were rising to meet the global world music market – and titles include "Bia Sala", "Lekou", "Ku Mavula", "Kidilu", "Ah Luisaala", "Nia Nia", "Wa Yiwou", "Mwan Kisana", and "Kwele". CD
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Also available Son Du Balka ... LP 29.99

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Balka SoundSon Du Balka ... LP
Strut (UK), 1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
A long-overdue collection of work by Balka Sound – an important 80s group from Brazzaville, and one whose name evokes their style of music – a sound based in folksy roots, but which is updated here with electric guitar and bass, next to lively percussion and really great vocals! The group's lead singer is Nkibi Albert, who has this really enigmatic way of putting across a lyric, especially when a bit of echo is used in the production – and amidst the other instrumentation, he also plays ngonfi as well. The production is great on most of these tracks – not nearly as mainstream as other African sounds from the time, which were rising to meet the global world music market – and titles include "Bia Sala", "Lekou", "Ku Mavula", "Kidilu", "Ah Luisaala", "Nia Nia", "Wa Yiwou", "Mwan Kisana", and "Kwele". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bar-KaysToo Hot To Stop/Flying High On Your Love ... CD
Mercury/Superbird (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A pair of Mercury Records gems from the Bar-Kays – back to back in a single set! First up is Too Hot To Stop – a pivotal album from The Bar-Kays – a key post-Stax set, but one that's still very firmly grounded in Memphis funk! The groove definitely shows a bit more polish than before – the same sort of shift the Ohio Players made after moving to Mercury Records – but as with the Players at their best, there's still plenty of sharp edges and deeply funky moments on the record – and if anything, the shift has really given The Bar-Kays a way to evolve their sound past some of the heavier modes of the early days, without losing any of the appeal of their groove! Some cuts have some great keyboards – almost producing a spacey funk feel at points – and titles include "Too Hot To Stop (part 1)", "You're So Sexy", "Cozy", "Spellbound", "Whitehouseorgy", and the nice mellow track "Summer Of Our Love". Flying High is a killer too – a great step forward for The Bar-Kays – an album that actually has them taking on a few mellower moments, amidst the heavy funk you might expect – yet all without softening their groove at all! The album's very much in the best spirit of the group's Mercury debut – still recorded in Memphis, with production that's tight, but never uptight – enough to firmly put the group at the top of the funk superstar scene of the mid 70s, yet never sell out the rich Memphis groove that first got them going! Titles include "You Can't Run Away", "Let's Have Some Fun", "Can't Keep My Hands Off You", "Whatever It Is", and "Shut the Funk Up". CD

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Beach BoysSail On Sailor (Carl & The Passions/Holland with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Brother/Capitol, 1972. New Copy 2LP ... $45.99 48.99 On December 2, 2022
Two great Beach Boys albums from the early 70s – plus the bonus ep of material from Holland! The Carl & The Passions album is a bit of a shift for The Beach Boys – as you might guess from the Carl & The Passions billing on the cover! The record's something of a back to basics effort – supposedly a bit more rocking than their previous few records, but still hardly in a simple, 60s mode. Instead, there's a lot of sweetly compressed vocals, of the sort you'd find on 20/20 and beyond – and the tunes, while simple, are also filled with some more tender moments that mix fragile leads and fuller harmonies. Titles include "Hold On Dear Brother", "Make It Good", "Cuddle Up", "All This Is That", "Here She Comes", and "He Come Down". Holland is a much more impressive effort – as it kicks off with the sublime "Sail On Sailor", proof that the group were ready to forge a whole new sound of 70s pop, plus a nice mix of tight pop songs and looser Smile-like tracks. Titles include "The Trader", "Funky Pretty", "Only With You", and the "California Saga". The set also includes the 7" single EP "Mount Vernon & Fairway" – a "fairy tale" that was included with the original Holland record. The work's interesting – especially in that it shows that the group could still be pretty trippy and experimental! LP, Vinyl record album
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Beach BoysSail On Sailor (Carl & The Passions/Holland/bonus tracks) ... CD
Brother/Capitol, 1972. New Copy 2CDs ... $27.99 29.99 On December 2, 2022
Two great Beach Boys albums from the early 70s – plus the bonus ep of material from Holland, and other bonus tracks too! The Carl & The Passions album is a bit of a shift for The Beach Boys – as you might guess from the Carl & The Passions billing on the cover! The record's something of a back to basics effort – supposedly a bit more rocking than their previous few records, but still hardly in a simple, 60s mode. Instead, there's a lot of sweetly compressed vocals, of the sort you'd find on 20/20 and beyond – and the tunes, while simple, are also filled with some more tender moments that mix fragile leads and fuller harmonies. Titles include "Hold On Dear Brother", "Make It Good", "Cuddle Up", "All This Is That", "Here She Comes", and "He Come Down". Holland is a much more impressive effort – as it kicks off with the sublime "Sail On Sailor", proof that the group were ready to forge a whole new sound of 70s pop, plus a nice mix of tight pop songs and looser Smile-like tracks. Titles include "The Trader", "Funky Pretty", "Only With You", and the "California Saga". The set also includes the 7" single EP "Mount Vernon & Fairway" – a "fairy tale" that was included with the original Holland record. There's also lots of other bonus tracks added into this 2CD set – including 7 unreleased alternates from the Carl & The Passions album, a rare radio promo from 1972, 6 more live tracks, and 8 more Holland bonus tracks – including the unreleased "Carry Me Home" and "Hard Time", plus rare mixes, a promo, and live track too! CD
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Jimmy Bennington Colour & SoundEverlasting Belle ... CD
CJR, 2022. Used ... $6.99 8.99
Jimmy Bennington on drums, Dustin Laurenzi and Artie Black on tenor saxophones, Fred Jackson on alto and soprano saxophone, and Mike Harmon on bass. CD

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✨✧ Bid-On (Giuliano Sorgini)Sorry Puppet ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.99
Wonderful sound library jazz from the Italian scene of the early 70s – and a record that's got a lot more warmth and color than you'd guess from its cover! The set was created by Giuliano Sorgi, working under his Raskovich name – with a small combo who seem equally well-skilled at a range of styles – including bossa instrumentals, funky jazz, and some very unusual moody moments – all laid out to make for a wonderful tapestry of sounds! There's some great flute on the record, used in that cool chromatic way that Italian players were picking up at the time – and the bossa numbers bring in acoustic guitar to sit nicely alongside the rhythms. Funkier tracks have the flute in a bit more blown-out mode, or some tenor too – and a few other tracks have these great lyrical piano lines that are mighty nice! Titles include "With A Finger", "Puppet", "Without Head", "Sweet Smelling", "Sow", "Dwarf-Like", "Savoury", "Trade Mark", and "Of Amber". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing – only 600 copies! Great heavy cover too.)

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Bill Black's ComboBill Black's Beat Goes On ... LP
Hi Records, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has splitting on all seams, with partial peeling along the bottom, aging. Includes Memphis Sound inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandGet On Down With Bobby Bland ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring & edge wear.)

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Brass RingNow Sound Of The Brass Ring ... LP
Dunhill, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A killer little record – and the album that gave us the name for our Now Sound section! No surprise, though, given how cool the music on this one sounds – lean, mean, 60s instrumentals – way different than the sleepier easy of the early part of the decade – and done with a stripped-down blend of electric bass, organ, and punctuated sax bits – all slinky, sexy, and totally right-on! Brass Ring maestro Phil Bodner's really at the top of his game here – and the group does versions of his own "The Now Sound", plus "Sunny", "Monday Monday", "Carrot Top", "I Love I Live I Love", "Georgy Girl", "Don't Sleep In The Subway", "Love In The Open Air", and "Amy's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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Leon BridgesGold-Diggers Sound ... LP
Columbia, 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 27.99
Take it from us, Leon Bridges is no gold-digger – as with music like this, he'll be bringing plenty of the gold himself – as the record is the sort that should really put Bridges over the top! Leon's already been giving us some great sounds in recent years – but this set has Bridges emerging as a fully-formed soul star in his own right – not just the voice that's been winning us over already, but a sense of confidence and power in his lyrics – not ego, but self – wide enough so share space here on collaborations with Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, and Ink – who all get a chance to bring a strong something extra, and not just show up as names on paper. Titles include "Born Again", "Motorbike", "Why Don't You Touch Me", "Magnolias", "Steam", "Sho Nuff", "Gold-Diggers", "Blue Mesas", "Don't Worry", and "Sweeter". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brother AhhSound Awareness ... CD
Strata East/Manufactured, 1972. New Copy ... $12.99
A very trippy album from the enigmatic Brother Ahh – aka Robert Northern, former member of Sun Ra's Arkestra, and also a lecturer on the east coast! This album's his first, originally issued on the Strata East label – and a spacey mixture of other-worldly sounds. The first long track on the album is entitled "Beyond Yourself (The Midnight Confession)", and features a group with Ahh on flutes and "natural" sounds, plus cello by Pat Dixon, percussion by Barbara Burton, and soprano voice by Barbara Grant. The track's a "sound journey in 7 parts" – floating across space with a mystical feel that slowly unfurls. The other long track on the set is "Love Piece", a tune in which Ah plays flute along with percussion by Max Roach and the M'Boom percussion ensemble – plus a 90-voice chorus, and a short rap by Roach. Very spiritual stuff! CD

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Brother Moves OnTolika Mtoliki ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $28.99
A fantastic project from this contemporary South African performance ensemble – one that seeks to weave together older strands of sound from the nation's rich cultural heritage, and link them to a more contemporary mode of expression, as befits the group's role in the younger generation! Some of the tunes here have older origins – initially created by artists who include Mongezi Feza, The Malopoets, Johnny Dyani, and others – but they are taken in all these new directions in ways that mix jazzy touches with soulful South African expression – handled by the group in a mix of tenor, alto, keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums. Siyabonga Mthembu handles lead vocals, and contributed a lot of lyrics to the set – and there's also vocal contributions from other group members too. Titles include "We Madoda", "Together", "Kea Bereka", "Anishilabi", "You Think You Know Me", and "For Mo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note – The sleeves have a small split on the top seam from shipping.)

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Don BryantDon't Give Up On Love ... LP
Fat Possum, 2017. Sealed ... $9.99
The first album in decades from Memphis soul legend Don Bryant – a singer who hardly even gave us any recordings back when he was in his prime! Don was one of the lesser lights at the famous Hi Records – not as successful as Ann Peebles or Al Green, but steeped in the same wonderful sound as those great artists – and still going wonderfully strong after all these years! In fact, the album almost feels more like some lost Hi tapes from Bryant's glory days than a contemporary set – as his voice is wonderful, the songs are tight, and both the production and instrumentation have just the right sort of classic approach – soulful, but without overstating things in any sort of cloying "resurrection" mode. Instead, Don's just right on top, and right in the pocket – doing his thing wonderfully on titles that include "Don't Give Up On Love", "I Got To Know", "First You Cry", "It Was Jealousy", "Something About You", "Can't Hide The Hurt", "One Ain't Enough", and "A Nickel & A Nail". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gary BurtonSomething's Coming/Groovy Sound Of Music/Time Machine ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1964/1965/1966. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 20.99
A trio of excellent Gary Burton albums from the 60s – collected together in a single set! Something's Coming is the launch of vibist Gary Burton as a leader – a force in jazz that would continue strongly for decades to come! At the time of the record, Burton had already been making waves as a session player on the Nashville scene – where RCA had some especially strong ears – but he's launched here in a mode that's quite far from those roots, and already filled with those modern, chromatic modes that would have Burton pushing the sound of the vibes forward strongly throughout his career – even on an early record like this! The group is very like-minded, and well-chosen – players who are spacious and modern, but never too much so – a quartet with Jim Hall on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Melanie", "Careful", "Six Improvisatory Sketches", "Something's Coming", and "Little Girl Blue". Next up is a very cool take on the music of Sound Of Music – handled with some help from arranger Gary McFarland, in a way that really unlocks the modal potentials of the tunes! As you might expect from the revolutionary vibist Gary Burton, the approach here is quite different than the usual jazz album of Broadway material – and instead, both Burton and McFarland do a heck of a lot to open up the coolest potential of the songs – as they bring in other hip players who include Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Phil Woods on alto, Joe Puma on guitar, and Steve Swallow on bass. Titles include "An Ordinary Couple", "Sixteen Going On Seventeen", "Do Re Mi", "Edelweiss", and a great take on "My Favorite Things". Time Machine is filled with beautiful sounds from Gary Burton – a seminal 60s session that really has the vibist coming into his own, and finding that new path towards musical expression that would flower even more strongly in the 70s! The album has Burton really strengthening up his sense of chrome – matching the boldness of other important 60s vibes players on the rise – like Karel Velebny or Bobby Hutcherson – but also working this really special magic in the way he lets each note resonate in the air – often with a much longer decay on the sound than the actual moment of its creation! Burton also plays a bit of piano on the record, overdubbed with his vibes – but in a way that's quite different than the vibes/piano combo of earlier acts – like the MJQ, or George Shearing Quintet – thanks to work from Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks include "Six Nix Quix Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". CD

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CactusEvil Is Going On – The Atco Recordings 1970 to 1972 (Cactus/One Way Or Another/Restrictions/Ot N Sweaty/bonus tracks) (8CD set) ... CD
Atco/HNE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 8CD ... $44.99 74.99
The first four albums from this crucial group – along with four more CDs of rare live material too! First up is the self-titled Cactus – the first album from this legendary group – an important American hard rock powerhouse, driven by the famous rhythm duo of Tim Bogert on bass and Carmine Appice on drums – both of whom roll out of the gate here with amazingly frenetic energy! They're maybe only topped by the guitar work of Jim McCarty, whose searing lines are clearly learned from blues inspirations, then turned up in both speed and power – to match the vocals and harmonica of Rusty Day! There's nothing going on here that sounds like blues rock at all – even though the set begins with a cover of "Parchman Farm" – next to other titles that include "My Lady From South Of Detroit", "No Need To Worry", "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover", and "Let Me Swim". On One Way Or Another, Cactus are totally at the top of their game – and the guitar of Jim McCarthy really sets the record on fire, right from the very first note – at a level that should have made Jim one of the real guitar hero legends of his generation! Yet there's also power from the whole group going on too – tight rhythms from the team of Carmine Appice and Jim Bogert, the latter of whom starts to bring in his own vocals a fair bit more, offering backup to the raspy lead of Rusty Day. And while there's a few currents that show their older influence from blues, the sound here is massively hard rock all the way through – making the record a great illustration of the way that slavish blues rock gave birth to a fresh new jamming sound in a matter of just a few short years. Titles include "Rockout Whatever You Feel Like", "Song For Aries", "Feel So Bad", "Rock N Roll Children", and "Hometown Bust". Restrictions is next, and despite the title, there's no restrictions at all – as Cactus seem to be even more confident, more able to stretch their wings and fly than ever before – even adding in some extra piano and keyboards at points to the core guitar-heavy sound of the quartet! All the group's best elements are very firmly in place – searing guitar, righteously confident vocals, and a strutting sensibility that makes this early 70s album way ahead of the game in terms of territory that so many bigger groups would later copy for their own classic records. Titles include "Guiltless Glider", "Evil Alaska", "Sweet Sixteen", "Bag Drag", "Restrictions", and "Mean Night In Cleveland". Ot N Sweaty is a record that's got a bit of a shift in the classic Cactus lineup – as the group's still driven strongly by the work of Carmine Appice on drums and Tim Bogert on bass, but get guitar power from Werner Fritzschings, who's a pretty amazing player – next to some added keyboards from Duane Hitchings, and vocals from Peter French – a singer who's ballsy power might be even more in line with the group than their previous lead singer! The album's got an unusual approach in that side one was recorded live, side two in the studio – each with a nicely different flavor as a result – on titles that include "Swim", "Our Lil Rock N Roll Thing", "Bedroom Mazurka", "Telling You", "Bad Stuff", and "Bringing Me Down". 8CD set is overflowing with great material – bonus tracks added to three of the four albums in the collection, than a further 4CDs worth of live material – titled Fully Unleashed – The Live Gigs Vols 1 & 2. The live material is great – and really shows the tightness of the group at their best! CD

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Betty CarterLet's Fall In Love – The Gigi Gryce/Ray Bryant/Richard Wess Sessions (Modern Sound Of/Social Call/Meet Betty Carter) ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1955/1956/1960. Used ... $16.99
A treasure trove of early work by Betty Carter – key early sessions from the 50s, all packaged together on one CD! The bulk of the collection – the "Ray Bryant" and "Gigi Gryce" components – features Carter's work for Epic in the mid 50s, sides recorded for the album Meet Betty Carter & Ray Bryant, plus other rare ones that were later collected on the Social Call album! The set features some sublime tunes arranged by Gigi Gryce – with a floating jazzy style that works perfectly with Betty's incredible voice – plus others with backings by Ray Bryant's combo, and a few more that feature Ray's group playing without Betty's vocals. Betty's voice is already fantastic – even at this early point in her career – with an amazing range of expression, and a jazz-based approach that's different from most of her generation. Titles include "Social Call", "Thou Swell", "Frenesi", "Run Away", "Tell Him I Said Hello", "Can't We Be Friends", "Sneaking Around", and "Let's Fall In Love". Added to these is material from the album The Modern Sound Of Betty Carter – a 1960 session recorded with large group arrangements by Richard Wess, and a nicely swinging, easily jazzy feel! The album is one of Carter's more obscure sessions, and it's one of the few from the old days to really capture her jazzy vocals well in a large group setting. As always, Betty handles the material with a great deal of class, and an incredible sense of poise and emotion. The set list is nice, too, and includes many lesser-known tracks – like "For You", "Jazz (Ain't Nothin' But Soul)", "Don't Weep For the Lady", "My Reverie", and "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire". CD
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Betty CarterModern Sound Of Betty Carter (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ABC (Japan), 1960. Used ... $14.99 22.99
Beautiful early material from Betty – recorded with large group arrangements by Richard Wess, and a nicely swinging, easily jazzy feel! The record is one of Carter's more obscure sessions, and it's one of the few from the old days to really capture her jazzy vocals well in a large group setting. As always, Betty handles the material with a great deal of class, and an incredible sense of poise and emotion. The set list is nice, too, and includes many lesser-known tracks – like "For You", "Jazz (Ain't Nothin' But Soul)", "Don't Weep For the Lady", "My Reverie", and "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Chocolate WatchbandMelts In Your Brain Not On Your Wrist – The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 22.99
Throw away all of your other 60s psychedelic albums – because with this massive 2CD set, you'll hardly need them! The Chocolate Watchband were one of the key groups of the California scene of the 60s – a hard-rocking outfit that emerged in the garagey psyche years, and worked in the same south bay scene as Count Five and Syndicate Of Sound. Yet unlike either of those bands, Chocolate Watchband never scored as big on the charts – and also had a harder, rougher, edgier sound that showed what a young group could really do when given the space. There's a Stones-like sense of power here – especially on the rougher, blusier numbers – but also a Love-like sense of tightness and desire to hone the power of the guitar into a key force for the youth of the 60s. And although the group's discography has been slightly mysterious for years, this 2CD set more than corrects any problems – by offering up the full scope of the group's work – including singles on the Uptown and Hanna Barbera labels, material from their Tower LPs, later unissued cuts – and full notes on everything, including those studio sessions that didn't always feature all the members of the group. 43 tracks in all – with amazing notes, photos, and details on the music! CD

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Clark SistersYou Brought The Sunshine – The Sound Of Gospel Recordings 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Westbound (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A long-overdue look at the amazing Clark Sisters – a fantastic gospel group, and one with a vocal depth that we'd put right up there next to any of our favorite soul acts of the time! The Clarks are maybe best known for their landmark track "You Brought The Sunshine" – a completely righteous blend of gospel, soul, and disco that crossed over very big back in the day – but the group have an endless amount of great music to offer, a great deal of which is brought together in this wonderful set! The sisters always kept a strong ear towards the secular soul styles of their day – but they also always pushed things with the sort of amazing vocal interplay that used to only be the territory of male gospel groups in earlier decades – fantastic harmonies, soaring leads, and really great group formation. And if you're not a completely huge fan of gospel, don't worry – because the message here is often a more general one of positivity, which really lifts up the spirit of the tunes in a universal way. Titles include "You Brought The Sunshine (single edit)", "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright", "He Keeps Me Company", "Patience", "I'm Going To Have Just What I Want", "Power", "Overdose Of The Holy Ghost", "My Mind Is Made Up", "Nothing To Lose All To Gain", "No Other Name", "Keep On Looking Up", and "I Found What I'm Looking For". CD

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Buck ClarkeBuck Clarke Sound ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good ... $29.99
Fantastic! This amazing record is one of the best albums ever to be released by Argo in the sixties. The great percussionist Buck Clarke leads a soulful group of players from Washington, DC that includes the amazing Charles Hampton, who plays flute, alto, and piano – and who contributed most of the arrangements, and some of the best compositions on the album. One of these is the amazing "Feel", a hard swingin' groover with a heavy vibes sound and great off-kilter piano. There's loads of other great tracks, and this album is a fantastic document of one of the best underground local groups working in the early 60's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, a small split in the bottom seam, and some staining along the spine.)

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Gerald ClaytonBells On Sand ... CD
Blue Note, 2022. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Pianist Gerald Clayton has always been a musician who's followed his own path in music – making different-sounding records right from the start – but it's also clear that he's really finding his way ahead in recent years, as this second album for Blue Note will attest! Clayton has a very spacious approach to the piano – not one that's sleepy or uncareful – but instead this way of waiting, thinking, and building the sound up in just the right way – much more rhythmic at the core than an ECM pianist might sound, as there's a lot of organic energy in the music next to contributions from John Clayton on bass, and Justin Brown on drums – pushed even further at times when vocalist Maro joins the group, or saxophonist Charles Lloyd sits in. Titles include "Peace Invocation", "Water's Edge", "Daumunt De Tu Nomes Les Flors", "That Roy", "Rip", and "There Is Music Where You're Going My Friends" – the last of which might be a good way to sum up Clayton's journey! CD

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Ornette ColemanRound Trip – The Complete Ornette Coleman On Blue Note (At The Golden Circle/Empty Foxhole/New York Is Now/Love Call/New & Old Gospel) (6LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. New Copy 6LP ... $225.99 229.98
A tremendous package of work from Ornette Coleman – five albums issued under his own name, and one collaboration with Jackie McLean too! First up are At The Golden Circle Vols 1 & 2 – important second chapter work from Ornette Coleman – a record that marked a real shift in his sound from the Atlantic Records years – issued by Blue Note at a level that gave the rest of the world a chance to see what Ornette had been cooking up on the underground scene! The album was recorded in Stockholm – in the tradition of European live performances that saw Coleman grow so strongly in the mid 60s – and the tracks are long, free, and full of improvised moments – with Ornette adding in trumpet and violin next to his familiar alto – in a trio with David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums – both fantastic players who can be loose at the right moments, and bring things back at others. Tracks are long and unbridled – with less of the rhythmic changes that you'd hear in work by the classic quartet, and more of a full-on fierce soloing mode. Titles include "Snowflakes & Sunshine", "Morning Song", "Faces & Places", "Dee Dee", "Dawn", "The Riddle", and "Antiques". Next is Empty Foxhole – one of our favorite Ornette Coleman albums of the post-Atlantic 60s years – a set that still hangs onto some of the bold rhythmic conception of his previous records, but also points the way towards his freer jazz modes to come! The group's a trio – with really tremendous work from Charlie Haden on bass, able to match Coleman's energy with effortless ease, and really getting a lot of room to leave his mark on the music – plus the very young (10!) Denardo Coleman, who plays drums here with this stark, simple style that's not only completely unique, but which also leaves a lot of open room left for Haden and Ornette to really stretch out. Ornette plays his usual alto, plus trumpet and violin – and titles include "Good Old Days", "The Empty Foxhole", "Zig Zag", and "Freeway Express". Next is New York Is Now – a pretty bold statement from saxophonist Ornette Coleman, but one that definitely shows his shift in role – from a major force on the LA underground of the early 60s, to an artist who was helping pave the way for a huge wave of growth on the New York downtown scene in years to come! Ornette's at his most late 60s unbridled here – freer than before, and working with a lineup that includes Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – still no piano at all – plus great work from Dewey Redman on tenor, who really burst into new prominence with this album. Ornette plays a bit of violin alongside alto sax – and tracks include "Toy Dance", "Round Trip", "Broad Way Blues", and "We Now Interrupt For A Commercial". Then comes Love Call – a really great late 60s session from Ornette Coleman – one that shows is increasing expansion in sounds and styles, and which also offers a bridge between avant jazz generations too! That bridge comes in the presence of Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – a surprising Coltrane rhythm duo, working here with Ornette's mindblowing work on alto sax, and tenor from a young Dewey Redman – already a crucially intense player here next to Coleman, as both are set free in a group without any piano – that Ornette melding of rhythm and melody, but with a very different vibe than the Atlantic years! Coleman blows trumpet on one tune – and titles include "Love Call", "Airborne", "Check Out Time", and "Open To The Public". The set also includes the album New & Old Gospel – one of Jackie McLean's last "new thing" albums for Blue Note – and a very unique record that features Ornette Coleman on trumpet! The sound here is stark and hard – slight hints of the soulfulness that the "gospel" in the title might imply, mixed with the angular exploratory sound that McLean had been forging at Blue Note during the mid 60s – a wonderful balance that really gives the record a lot of bite! The album's easily one of the most "out" that McLean ever recorded, and the group also includes Lamont Johnson on piano, Scott Holt on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all pushing themselves in the company of the avant jazz giants. Tracks include the extended "Lifeline" suite, which takes up all of side one – plus "Old Gospel" and "Strange As It Seems". LP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic Tone Poet package – a slipcover featuring 6 albums all done in the heavy vinyl/cover of the series – plus a booklet of notes too!)

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Rez Abbasi, Sheryl Bailey, Peter Bernstein, & OthersHonoring Pat Martino Vol 1 ... CD
High Note, 2022. Used ... $9.99
A host of great guitarists, all coming together to pay tribute to one of their own – the mighty Pat Martino, an artist on the strings from his early years in the 60s in organ combos, through his very creative 70s material, into a great run of albums in later years too! Pat's memory is in great company here – on tunes that have a nicely lean vibe, and really allow for plenty of space for guitar solos – sometimes with two artists in the lineup, shifting their sound nicely – sometimes just a single player on the cut, depending on the tune! Most tracks feature the same group on rhythm – Kevin Kozol on keyboards, Dezron Douglas on bass, and Allan Mednard on drums – and titles include "Inside Out" with Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein, "Black Glass" with Kurt Rosenwinkel, "Line Games" with Fareed Haque, "Joyous Lake" with Nir Felder and Oz Noy, "Noshufuru" with Rez Abbasi and Jeff Miles, "Willow" with Ed Cherry and Sheryl Bailey, "Lament" with Russell Malone, "Country Road" with Jeff Harrison, and "On The Stairs" with Dave Stryker and Paul Bollenback. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)
Also available Honoring Pat Martino Vol 1 ... CD 15.99

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Rez Abbasi, Sheryl Bailey, Peter Bernstein, & OthersHonoring Pat Martino Vol 1 ... CD
High Note, 2022. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A host of great guitarists, all coming together to pay tribute to one of their own – the mighty Pat Martino, an artist on the strings from his early years in the 60s in organ combos, through his very creative 70s material, into a great run of albums in later years too! Pat's memory is in great company here – on tunes that have a nicely lean vibe, and really allow for plenty of space for guitar solos – sometimes with two artists in the lineup, shifting their sound nicely – sometimes just a single player on the cut, depending on the tune! Most tracks feature the same group on rhythm – Kevin Kozol on keyboards, Dezron Douglas on bass, and Allan Mednard on drums – and titles include "Inside Out" with Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein, "Black Glass" with Kurt Rosenwinkel, "Line Games" with Fareed Haque, "Joyous Lake" with Nir Felder and Oz Noy, "Noshufuru" with Rez Abbasi and Jeff Miles, "Willow" with Ed Cherry and Sheryl Bailey, "Lament" with Russell Malone, "Country Road" with Jeff Harrison, and "On The Stairs" with Dave Stryker and Paul Bollenback. CD
Also available Honoring Pat Martino Vol 1 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsThings To Come From Those Now Gone ... LP
Delmark, 1972. Very Good- ... $9.99
A tremendous step forward for the young Muhal Richard Abrams – a set that still shows his early roots in the AACM, but which also blossoms with some of his more serious compositional efforts to come! There's a sensitivity here that really stands out – even among Abrams' contemporaries – a striving for a wider range of expression – some as bold as before, some much more deeply personal and intimate. The tracks feature a shifting array of players – working alongside Abrams piano, and building up the sound in a number of different ways. Players include Wallace McMillan on flute and sax, Edwin Daugherty on sax, Richard Brown on sax, Emanuel Cranshaw on vibes, Rufus Reid on bass, and Steve McCall and Wilbur Campbell on drums. Ella Jackson provides vocals on "How Are You?" – and other titles include "Ballad For New Souls", "Things To Come From Those Now Gone", "In Retrospect", "Ballad For Old Souls", "1 & 4 Plus 2 & 7", and "March Of The Transients". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl has a worn and loose spindle hole and plays with some surface noise. Cover has light wear.)

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Miguel Abuelo & NadaMiguel Abuelo & Nada ... CD
RGS (Argentina), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Argentine rock, recorded in Paris during the early 70s – a really unusual expatriate album that comes off with a sound that's pretty unique! Miguel Abuelo clearly draws inspiration from the heavier rock that was showing up in South America at the time – yet the overall execution of the record also shares some of the warmer, more optimistic qualities that marked some of the French groups during the period – occasional folksy elements, and a post-68 positivity that holds on even when things get somewhat trippy and jammy. Instrumentation is heavy on guitars – both acoustic and electric – and the longer tracks really take off with some wild sounds, especially when bits of moog or electronics are dropped into the mix. Titles include "Senor Carnicero", "El Muelle", "Estoy Aqui Parado Sentado Y Acostado", "El Largo Dia De Vivir", and "Tirando Piedras Al Rio". CD

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ADC BandLong Stroke ... LP
Cotillion, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
ADC Band take a long stroke on the funky bass – borrowing all the best P-Funk elements from their Detroit counterparts – but also helping the music find a tighter, more focused groove too! ADC were a key part of that post-Parliament/Funkadelic generation who used George Clinton's best influences to find a new way of coming together – an approach to ensemble funk that may have taken it self more seriously than the P-Funk universe (especially in their earlier days) – but which also helped find a way to keep things going a lot longer at a time when George Clinton himself was flagging. The band are way sharper than the usual mainstream funk group of the time – and have that gritty, hard-working sound you'd expect from their image on the cover – and some soaring female vocals really help give their best songs a unique vibe. Titles include the Parliament tribute cut "Long Stroke" – plus "Fire Up", "Cause I Love You", "Baby Love", and "Just Another Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some writing in pen, and light wear. Labels have a name in pen.)

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Cannonball & Nat AdderleySummer Of 1955 (Bohemia After Dark/Spontaneous Combustion/That's Nat) ... CD
Savoy, 1955. Used 2CD ... $9.99 11.99
A triple-header of hardbop albums – a great package that features 3 Savoy Records classics from 1955, with bonus tracks and great notes too! First up is Bohemia After Dark – an excellent hardbop session from the glory days of the Savoy label – easily one of the label's key 50s classics! Drummer Kenny Clarke's at the front of the group – but all players are great, and the set features work by Cannonball Adderley on alto, Jerome Richardson on tenor, Donald Byrd on trumpet, Nat Adderley on cornet, Hank Jones or Horace Silver on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass. The Adderley brothers sound especially great – and the young Cannonball has a quality here that's more soulful and sharp-edged than his work on Mercury – much more in a Prestige blowing session style! Titles include "Late Entry", "Chasm", "Bohemia After Dark", and "Hear Me Talkin To Ya". Next is more material from the same stretch, originally issued under the title Spontaneous Combustion under Cannonball's name. Adderley and his alto sax are joined by Donald Byrd on trumpet, Nat Adderley on cornet, Jerome Richardson on tenor sax and flute, Horace Silver on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. The tracks include "Spontaneous Combustion", "Caribbean Cutie", "A Little Taste", "We'll Be Together Again", "Still Talkin To Ya", and "Flamingo". Last up is the album That's Nat – a real smoker from a young Nat Adderley – a session that has the leader on cornet, working in a tight hardbop combo with Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, Hank Jones on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! The tracks are all nicely sharp-edge – that soulful Savoy sound of the mid 50s – and Richardson is especially nice, really getting a great sound from both his tenor and flute. Tracks are somewhat long, with good room for solos – and titles include "Porky", "I Married An Angel", "Kuzzin's Buzzin's", and "You Better Go Now". CD

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet & Orchestra – Experience In E/Tensity/Dialogues ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99 14.99
A great lost chapter in the Cannonball/David Axelrod story! The record features Cannon's classic quintet performing some longer, more serious works with orchestral backing – and the sound is vaguely similar to some of Axelrod's "high concept" work for Capitol. The record features a recording of Axelrod's "Tensity" and William Fischer's "Experience In E", both conducted by Fischer, a hip modern soul-oriented arranger, with a sound that's not dissimilar to Axelrod. The last piece on the album is a nice long one by Lalo Schifrin, "Dialogues For Jazz Quintet & Orchestra", which is also conducted by him as well. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Cannonball AdderleyParis 1960 ... CD
Pablo, 1960. Used ... $6.99
Can't get enough Cannonball Adderley during this magical point in his career – the time when things were really coming together for his uniquely soulful sound, as you'll hear in this set! The live date's got all the crackle and fire of famous Adderley albums for Riverside – and it features a similar group, with Nat Adderley on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – tightly stepping with a massive groove, on some extended soul jazz jams that include "Jeannine", "Dis Here", "Blue Daniel", "The Chant", and "Bohemia After Dark". CD
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Cannonball AdderleySomethin' Else (70s pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing trumpet in a cool tone that's a perfect offset to Cannonball's more soulful style on alto sax – also different than the sound of his brother Nat, who was Adderley's more frequent partner on records. The rest of the group includes Hank Jones on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and like John Coltrane's Blue Train, the record's more of an "special session" than the usual Blue Note album, but the strength of the players make it one of the more memorable records of its day! Titles include "Somethin' Else", "One For Daddy-O", "Autumn Leaves", "Love For Sale", and a nice moody take on "Dancing In The Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
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Cannonball AdderleySomethin' Else (RVG Remaster Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing trumpet in a cool tone that's a perfect offset to Cannonball's more soulful style on alto sax – also different than the sound of his brother Nat, who was Adderley's more frequent partner on records. The rest of the group includes Hank Jones on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and like John Coltrane's Blue Train, the record's more of an "special session" than the usual Blue Note album, but the strength of the players make it one of the more memorable records of its day! Titles include "Somethin' Else", "One For Daddy-O", "Autumn Leaves", "Love For Sale", and a nice moody take on "Dancing In The Dark". CD

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Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. Used ... $11.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his regular group, but who definitely help keep the whole thing at a top-shelf level throughout – a quintet that features Milt Jackson on vibes, Wynton Kelly on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. There's still a few echoes of Cannon's earlier bop recordings, but the sound is also moving towards the new modes to come – especially on the classic title cut "Things Are Getting Better". Other cuts include "Just One Of Those Things", "Sounds For Sid", "Groovin High", "Serves Me Right", and "Blues Oriental". Also includes 2 bonus tracks. CD
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✨✧ Nat AdderleySayin' Somethin'/Live At Memory Lane ... CD
Collectables, 1966/1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 lost Atlantic recordings by Cannonball Adderley's trumpeter brother, back to back on one CD at a nice low price! The records aren't that easy to come by in the original, and they're both nice 60's soul jazz sessions that take Nat's earlier trumpet sound, forged with his brother's classic late 50's quintet, and update it into a rolling 60's groove. Players on the record include Joe Zawinul, Joe Henderson, Seldon Powell, and Herbie Hancock – and one album has a larger group in a studio session, while the other's got a small combo in a live set. Titles include "The Other Side", "Hippodelphia", "Lavender Woman", "Painted Desert", "Manchild", and a nice remake of "Cantalope Island". CD

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King Sunny AdeSynchro System/Aura ... CD
Mango/T-Bird (UK), 1983/1984. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A pair of groundbreaking records from King Sunny Ade – both of which represent a new wave of interest in African music after the initial burst of the Fela Kuti generation! First up is Synchro System – fantastic work from King Sunny Ade – one of his first truly global releases, and an album that marked a whole new sound in his music! Sunny had been issuing lots of his own records back home in Nigeria – but this set has the juju master working in London, with really fantastic production that pushes his sound in really great ways – echoey waves of basslines and percussion, subtle but powerful vocals, and percolating guitar that takes on a whole new sonic sensibility in the setting! There's a richness to the texture that's amazing – almost as if Brian Eno produced – and titles include "Synchro Feelings Ilako", "Mo Ti Mo", "Penkele", "Maajo", "Synchro System", "E Saiye Re", "Tolongo", "E Wele", and "Synchro Reprise". Next up is Aura – a crucial record in the early days of the global scene in the 80s – a set that lifts the music of King Sunny Ade from its roots in Nigeria, and mixes it up with some fresh elements that really open things up for a world's worth of ears! The approach isn't commercial – at least not in the modes of the later world music years – but there's occasional elements that echo the beat culture rising up in New York and London, mixed with the warmer sounds that were always at Sunny's music – especially that way of making the acoustic percussion and basslines come together in flowing waves of completely sublime sound! All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Gboromiro", "Oremi", "Ire", "Iro", "Ogunja", and "Ase". CD

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Mario AdnetJobim Jazz ... CD
Adventure Music, 2007. Used ... $8.99
Jazz versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – all done by a group arranged and directed by guitarist Mario Adnet, and featuring guest work from Joyce, Helio Delmiro, Romero Lumbambo, and others! The sound here is really fresh – not merely just a reworking of Jobim's original ideals, but a recasting of them in lightly arranged modes that often take on the shapes, colors, and textures of work by Moacir Santos – styles that are warm, but often have some sharper edges underneath, thanks to great interplay between the instruments. Bits of horns, guitar, piano, and percussion all come together with a tremendous sense of grace – and titles include "Tema Jazz", "Sue Ann", "Domingo Sincopado", "So Danco Samba", "Paulo Voo Livre", "Polo Pony", and "Bate Boca". CD

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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
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Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 29.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey rhythms, complicated guitar parts, and vocals that have a melancholy quality that's simply amazing. This set features tunes that recently appeared on volume 7 of the Ethiopiques CD series – but which are presented here in the format of the original 1975 LP! Titles include "Ere Mela Mela", "Ohoho Gedama", "Tezeta", "Abbay Mado", "Atawurulegn Lela", and "Endenesh Gedawo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sharhabil AhmedKing Of Sudanese Jazz ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $24.99 26.99
Really fantastic music, with a sound that's as hip as the image on the cover – not jazz as we know it here in the US, but a wonderful hybrid of our own musical roots with elements of Sudanese music – all delivered with a very postmodern mish-mash of styles, and a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The blend is a bit like some of the hybrids that were occurring in Ethiopian music at the time – and is maybe as unique as some of those classic recordings – with vocals that have a stretched-out style with lots of inflections, set up next to jagged rhythms that often have as much guitar in the groove as percussion, topped with offbeat reed passages that use lots of very cool tuning! Maybe the best release so far from this wonderful label – with titles that include "El Bambi", "Ya Shagini", "Aziza", "Malak Ya Saly", "Argos Farfish", and "Kamar Dawa". LP, Vinyl record album

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AirAir ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
Not the Chicago group of AACM fame, but a completely different Japanese combo from the 70s – a very cool outfit who are equally avant in their approach – and work together in a very spiritual blend of acoustic and electric sounds! The album features one long track, improvised in a very organic way – so that the spare sounds build up into these parts rich in meaning, but still with plenty of sharp edges – based on work from Yasuo Shimura on flute, amplified soprano sax, Arp, and radio; Renkichi Hayashi on guitar, ring modulator, and other effects; Nobuyoshi Ino on electric and acoustic bass, Turkish guitar, and tape recorder; Hiroshi Murakami on drums and percussion; and Yuji Imamura on amplified and acoustic tabla, plus other percussion. The sound's as compelling as the instrumental lineup – and the album's comprised of one long jamming track "Air (parts 1 & 2)", with a groove that ranges from funky and break-oriented, to wild and free out-oriented soloing. CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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AirtoNatural Feelings ... CD
Buddah/Muzak (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
One of Airto's best albums ever – and one that we never tire of hearing! There's a sublime quality here that steps perfectly right off of the percussionist's groundbreaking work with Quarteto Novo! Airto's joined on this set by Hermeto Pascoal – also from the Quarteto Novo group – as well as wife Flora Purim, bassist Ron Carter, and the always-great Sivuca – who plays guitar on the record. There's a swirling blend of jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and free-thinking soul to the set – one that's never been captured so perfectly on other Airto albums – and which has a lean, clean sound that's simply beautiful. The overall sound is quite rootsy, without many fusion touches at all – and Hermeto's reed work really brings in a great edge to the whole session – one that makes the album differ a bit from much of the other Airto/Flora work of the time. Titles include a classic take on the tune "Bebe", plus "Andei", "Mixing (Misturada)", "The Tunnel", and "Frevo". CD

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Tohru AizawaTachibana ... LP
Tachibana/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $39.99 48.99
A real mindblower from the Japanese scene of the 70s – a perfect illustration of why that world of records was so incredible during the decade! The music here is spiritual, but also somewhat free – served up by musicians who'd clearly been inspired by John Coltrane and the Impulse Records generation, but who've clearly moved to their own plane of existence as a unit – really feeling each others' impulses automatically, and creating this cohesive vision of music that's simply fantastic from start to finish! All tracks are long, and often quite spiritual too – especially when the tenor and soprano sax of Kyoichiroh Morimura soar out in the lead – driven on by the fantastic piano of leader Tohru Aizawa, and the bass of Kohzoh Watanabe and drums of Tetsuya Morimura. None of the players achieved the same fame as some of their bigger contemporaries, but really sound wonderful here – on titles that include "Dead Letter", "Sacrament", "Philosopher's Stone", and a great version of the Chick Corea tune "La Fiesta". LP, Vinyl record album

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AJ Suede/SpecswizardLong May We Rain/Lost Gems ... LP
Crane City, 2021. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A split album – featuring work from Seattle up-and-comer AJ Suede, and longstanding resident artist Specswizard! There's a strong sense of history that runs through the AJ Suede titles – vintage soul snippets and historical recordings – laced together carefully to accompany AJ's down to earth lyrics on titles that include "Blood Cruzzins", "Democrazy Manifest", "The Plane", "Majora", and "Ten Times Plus". Things are a bit more lean on the Specswizard side – lots of fantastic soulful tones and textures, mixed together with a spare sound that never gets in the way of the muted voice that delivers the rhymes – some biting commentary on his city and scene – on titles that include "Floyd", "The President", "Legend", "Pirate Tax", "Another", and "Empty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #267/500. Includes the insert.)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiAmazing Toshiko Akiyoshi (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1953/1957. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
An early Verve album by Japanese pianist Toshiko Akioshi – recorded during her 50s years in the US, with a heavy boppish sound that's quite different than her later work! At the time, Toshiko was a strong disciple of Bud Powell – and there's a lot of Powell's fluid frenetic playing in her work – recorded on the first eight tracks with a quartet that includes Herb Ellis on guitar, in sessions from 1953, and recorded on the last four tracks live at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 with her trio that includes Gene Cherico on bass and a young Jake Hanna on drums. Twelve tracks in all, with titles that include "Shadrack", "Gone With The Wind", "Toshiko's Blues", "Squatty Roo", "Laura", "Between Me & Myself", "Lover", and "Blues For Toshiko". CD

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Toshiko AkiyoshiTen Gallon Shuffle ... LP
Ascent, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A hokey title and cover, but a great little record – a lesser-known gem from the Toshiko Akioshi big band, recorded in the mid 80s for Japanese release! Toshiko's still working strongly with reedman Lew Tabackin here – and as always, the sound of the reeds really make the record – not only on the bold ensemble passages, but also on the snakey, well-crafted solos that slide out of the fuller arrangements – letting Lew, Frank Wess, and Jim Snidero contribute some really great work on the longer tracks. Titles include "Ten Gallon Shuffle", "Fading Beauty", "Blue Dream", and "Happy Hoofer" – and in case you're wondering, that's a young Monday Michiru on the cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light corner bump and some aging, but looks nice overall.)

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Jan AkkermanJan Akkerman Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99 5.99
A late 70s live set from space jazz/jazz rock guitar guru Jan Akkerman – rolling from spacious, sparely haunting atmospherics to tighter, sax and keys punctuated fusion jams! This live set was his Atlantic followed up his self titled album, and it grooves in similar territory – not as reliant on the more rocking side of his sound, but hardly lacking in spacey dynamics – with more of a fusiony jazz funk vibe in the busier arrangements. Players include Jasper Van't Hoff and Willem Ennes on keys, Cess Van Der Laarse on bass, Tom Barlage on sax, Bruno Castelucci on drums, and Neppie Noya on percussion. Titles include "Transitory", "Skydancer", "Pavane", "Crackers", "Tommy" and "Azimuth". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Ihsan Al-MunzerSonatina for Maria (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Salut/BBE (UK), 1985. Sealed ... $11.99
A set of work from Lebanese composer Ihsan Al-Munzer, who you might know from his work with various vocalists – but a record that's all-instrumental, and which almost has the feel of an 80s sound library set overall! Tracks are heavy on keyboards – used in varying ways from cut to cut, but often with a soundtrack-like quality – as if Ihsan was scoring the backgrounds for some cop/crime thriller that was set in Beirut! Other instrumentation is part of the mix too – lean use of drums, bass, and guitar mostly, although sometimes filled up with larger orchestrations – on titles that include "Streets Of Beirut", "Dindolo", "Girl Friend", "Gipsy Nights", "Theme From The Film Almankhtouf", and "Sonatina For Maria". LP, Vinyl record album

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Anna Maria AlberghettiI Can't Resist You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $17.99 21.99 About December 7, 2022
Sweet and dreamy vocals from Anna Maria Alberghetti – a great reminder that she was once a heck of a great singer, in the years before she became the Good Seasons lady! The album's got a soft, gentle feel – one that works perfectly for Anna's singing style – and which offsets her youth by bringing in some more mature shadings of sadness into the arrangements – handled here by Van Alexander with a much more contemporary sound than we're used to hearing. Titles include "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Tenderly", "I Can't Resist You", "I Concentrate On You", "I've Got A Crush On You", and "I'll See You In My Dreams". CD

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Melissa Aldana12 Stars ... CD
Blue Note, 2022. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Tenorist Melissa Aldana is no newcomer to jazz, but this Blue Note debut really seems to open up a special sort of sound in her music – a mode that's both deeper and more sensitive, and filled with a really rich sense of color and tone! A key musical partner on the date is guitarist Lage Lund – whose sense of sound really balances the bolder notes from Aldana – as does his fluid sense of rhythm, which is accentuated by the bass of Pablo Menares and drums of Kush Abadey. Sullivan Fortner handles the keys – both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – and punctuates the proceedings in all the right ways, almost providing these footholds as Melissa soars on tenor. Titles include "Emilia", "The Bluest Eye", "The Fool", "Lost Ojos De Chile", "Intuition", and "Falling". CD
Also available 12 Stars ... LP 18.99

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Melissa Aldana12 Stars ... LP
Blue Note, 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Tenorist Melissa Aldana is no newcomer to jazz, but this Blue Note debut really seems to open up a special sort of sound in her music – a mode that's both deeper and more sensitive, and filled with a really rich sense of color and tone! A key musical partner on the date is guitarist Lage Lund – whose sense of sound really balances the bolder notes from Aldana – as does his fluid sense of rhythm, which is accentuated by the bass of Pablo Menares and drums of Kush Abadey. Sullivan Fortner handles the keys – both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes – and punctuates the proceedings in all the right ways, almost providing these footholds as Melissa soars on tenor. Titles include "Emilia", "The Bluest Eye", "The Fool", "Lost Ojos De Chile", "Intuition", and "Falling". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 12 Stars ... CD 12.99

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AldorandeDeux ... LP
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 32.99
A really fantastic second album from this keyboard-heavy combo from France – a set that's even more cosmic and spacey than their first album, as you might guess from the cover – thanks in large part to all sorts of great work from Florian Pellissier, on a host of keys that includes Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Minimoog, and lots of other vintage instruments! Yet the keyboards are only part of the sound here – as the group's got an especially funky current at the bottom, but one that's loose and free – kind of like the rhythms that helped propel Johnny Hammond to the skies back in the 70s – with acoustic percussion of many varieties, alongside some basslines that are right on the money. There's added horns at times, and occasional female chorus vocals – all of which further the soulful sound of the set – on titles that include "Arcane 17", "Oracle", "Vortex Des Possibles", "Fenetres Sur Le Temps", and "La Pierre Des Mondes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Aless with Seldon PowellTony Aless & His Long Island Suite ... LP
Roost, 1955. Very Good ... $33.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by pianist Tony Aless – an unsung hero of the big band years, especially in the Woody Herman group – and a great arranger too! This set's an all-original outing – a suite of tracks dedicated to Long Island, and played by a very hip group that has tenorist Seldon Powell in the lead – serving up work that's every bit as great here as on his own albums for Roost from the time! The record's got a slightly largish group – a tentet that's stuffed with great players – including Billy Bauer on guitar, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, and Nick Travis on trumpet – all modernists who really bring in the sound you'd expect. Titles include "Fire Island", "Valley Stream", "Levittown", and "Massapequa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing with deep groove! Cover has just a hint of seam splitting on the top seam, and label has a sticker on one side – but this is a nice clean copy overall.)

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Alessandro AlessandroniFormula 1 Nell'Inferno Del Grand Prix (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Beat (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
One of the grooviest racing soundtracks we've ever heard – a set that's a lot more funky than some of the better-known racetrack film scores that were coming into the racks during the late 60s! The vibe here is almost a bit like some of the sound library material of Alessandro Alessandroni – lots of great melodic elements, wrapped around rhythms that are nice and slinky on the slower moments, and downright funky on the faster ones – mostly instrumental, but with just a bit of vocals at points from I Cantori Moderni – that very cool harmony group that Alessandroni used on many recordings. The instrumentation is never too complex, and the focus feels more small combo than some of the larger orchestrations on Italian scores at the time – served up here in an assortment of 17 tracks from the film! LP, Vinyl record album

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Alessandro AlessandroniTrip Around The World (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stella/Saar Milano (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Beautiful sounds from one of the coolest Italian composers of all time – one of our go-to favorites for both soundtrack and sound library material! This set has Alessandro Alessandroni hitting some sweet 70s modes – funky at times, slinky and sexy at others – all with this fantastic ear for sound and space, with a quality level that really sets him apart – and which makes this totally obscure gem every bit as great as some of the key Italian cinematic classics from the period! Imagine – you're working in the very solitary space of a sound library, knowing that you're going to make a record that will never be for sale in the record racks – yet you completely bring your a-game to the proceedings. That's what makes Alessandroni such a giant – and we're sure you'll agree once you hear this music! The set features some great harmonica bits from Gianfranco Di Lelio, plus cool keyboards, guitar, and titles that include "My Sitar", "Seven Steps", "A Day In The Sun", "Oceano", "Everest", "Beach Party", "Summer Breeze", "Desert Inn", and "Love On The Sand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on clear yellow vinyl!)

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Alessandro Alessandroni & Rino De FilippiVacanze ... LP
SR/Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A sweet summer vacation from two Italian sound library maestros – both working here together at the height of their powers – in the kind of blend of funk, bossa, and jazz that you could only find in the Italian scene at the time! The rhythms are lively, but nice and light too – skipping around with a fantastic vibe that really illuminates the keyboards, guitar lines, and other elements used in the music – that kind of breezy, lovely quality we love in some of our best Italian soundtracks – served up here on short instrumentals with a nice sense of variety, but a very unified vibe on the album. Titles include "Ritmica Distensiva", "Viaggio Nella Notte", "Scioltezza Sportiva", "Nostalgian Di Un Giorno", "Fabbricauto", and "Panorama Beach". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alessandro Alessandroni/Ennio MorriconeIl Giro Del Mondo Degli Innamorati Di Peynet ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
A mid 70s Italian cartoon, but one that features some great soundtrack work from Ennio Morricone and Alessandro Alessandroni – each of whom bring a slightly different feel to the set! Morricone composed the film's main love theme – "Forse Basta" – a beautiful number that has all the compressed, slow-stepping brilliance of some of the maestro's more familiar 70s numbers – somewhat sweet, but with a subtle undercurrent of sadness that's really great too. Alessandroni takes off from this mode with his other work on the set – staying sweet at points, but also really opening up into a range of more playful modes – sometimes funky or fuzzy, sometimes more romping, all in ways that nicely match the action in the cartoon. I Cantori Moderni sing on a few numbers that have a straighter, lyrical sound – and the CD features a whopping 38 titles in all, including 8 versions of "Forse Basta", plus "Latino Americana", "Bethlem", "Serata Al Bolscioi", "Amore E Birra", "Sirtaki Dei Colonnelli", "Fiori Gialli", "Dal Tirolo Con Affeto", and "Deserto Di Elam". CD

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Alessandro Alessandroni/Francesco DeMasiLesbo (180 gram limited edition pressing) ... LP
Beat/BTF (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99 44.99
Sexy ladies on the cover, and some equally sexy sounds underneath – served up in a perfect 60s Italian blend of jazz and bossa-based styles! Sweeping strings bring a nice sense of depth to some numbers, while others have a more intimate feel – either via spare guitar, or some jazzy elements on piano, sax, and organ – shifting instrumentation that really keeps things interesting throughout, and which makes the record feel like some rich narrative on its own, in sound – without any need for the images on the screen. The whole thing is wonderful – one of those Italian soundtrack treasures that delivers even more than it promises – and music was composed by Alessandro Alessandroni and Francesco De Masi, then orchestrated by De Masi, with some cool wordless vocal moments as well. Titles include a number of variations on "Lesbo" plus the sweet vocal opener "Qualsiasi Cosa", "Crepuscolo Sul Mare", and "IL'Isola Dell'Amore". LP, Vinyl record album

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Monty AlexanderIvory & Steel ... LP
Concord/Picante, 1980. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Monty shows off his Carribean roots on this one – working in a quintet format that includes steel drums by Othello Molineaux! The mixture of soul jazz piano and steel drums is a surprisingly fresh one – making for some grooves that have a sweet west coast sort of feel – a bit breezy and with slight tropic tastes, but never too much so to sound cliched. And Monty gets in plenty of straight work on the keys – sounding especially nice on original tunes "That's The Way It Is" and "Happy Lypso", but also doing great on tracks that include "Cavatina", "Montevideo", "SKJ", and "Street Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and notes in pen.)

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Lorez AlexandriaEarly in the Morning ... LP
Argo, 1960. Near Mint- ... $19.99 24.99
An excellent early album by one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time! The session's a very hip affair – recorded with the Ramsey Lewis Trio backing her up on one side, and a group led by Frank Foster on another – both playing in a tight soul jazz mode that works perfectly for Lorez's great voice, and which takes her way past the straighter style of the King recordings. Includes a version of Louis Jordan's "Early In The Morning", plus "So Long", "Don't Explain", "Baby Don't You Cry", and "Rocks In My Bed". The groove's very deep, like hearing Lorez in a smoky club on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish Fresh Sound pressing.)

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AlibiAlibi ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1978. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Strong work by Maria Bethania from the late 70s – a session that has her tightening up her sound a bit more than before, but without any loss of her sense of drama or emotion! The album was recorded with a number of different musical backgrounds, including many small group settings with guitar by Rosinha De Valenca – an artist we love on her own, and who adds in a nicely personal touch to this album's mix of strings, keyboards, and rootsier percussion. The guitar works nicely with Maria's voice, and is perhaps second in the mix behind her singing – giving the songs a nice focus even when the backings are quite large. Songs are a mix of tunes by Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, and other likely suspects – and titles include "Calice", "Interior", "De Todas As Maneiras", "O Meu Amor", "Ronda", and "Diamante Verdadeiro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a touch of light wear, but looks fantastic overall.)

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Mike AllemanaVonology ... CD
Ears & Eyes, 2022. New Copy ... $9.99 12.99
A wonderfully surprising effort from guitarist Mike Allemana – a secret hero of ours in the Chicago jazz scene for many years – as a player who first worked with tenor giant Von Freeman, and later with guitarist George Freeman – and who's gone on to be both a supporter of and champion for their rights in jazz history! Here, Mike pays tribute to his first mentor – but with a sophisticated suite of tracks that's unlike anything we might have expected – beautifully rich sounds delivered by Allemana on guitar, Victor Garcia on trumpet, Greg Ward on alto, Geof Bradfield on tenor, Tomeka Reid on cello, Kendall Moore on trombone, Matt Ferguson on bass, and Michael Raynor on drums – the last of whom also played with Von Freeman too! The vibe is very different than the small combo jazz of the south side scene where the Freemans and Allemana regularly played – more painterly in sound, with these vibrant strokes of color and tone that paint a wonderful portrait – on titles that include "The Mediator", "Welcome Enter", "Communion & Renewal", "Libra Channeling", and "The Mentor's Benediction". CD
Also available Vonology (with download) ... LP 20.99

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Mike AllemanaVonology (with download) ... LP
Ears & Eyes, 2022. New Copy ... $20.99 25.00
A wonderfully surprising effort from guitarist Mike Allemana – a secret hero of ours in the Chicago jazz scene for many years – as a player who first worked with tenor giant Von Freeman, and later with guitarist George Freeman – and who's gone on to be both a supporter of and champion for their rights in jazz history! Here, Mike pays tribute to his first mentor – but with a sophisticated suite of tracks that's unlike anything we might have expected – beautifully rich sounds delivered by Allemana on guitar, Victor Garcia on trumpet, Greg Ward on alto, Geof Bradfield on tenor, Tomeka Reid on cello, Kendall Moore on trombone, Matt Ferguson on bass, and Michael Raynor on drums – the last of whom also played with Von Freeman too! The vibe is very different than the small combo jazz of the south side scene where the Freemans and Allemana regularly played – more painterly in sound, with these vibrant strokes of color and tone that paint a wonderful portrait – on titles that include "The Mediator", "Welcome Enter", "Communion & Renewal", "Libra Channeling", and "The Mentor's Benediction". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vonology ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Rance Allen GroupStraight From The Heart ... LP
Stax, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
A return to Stax by Rance Allen – his first album for the label after a stellar set for Capitol, and a much smoother set than before! Rance has learned from his work with Larry Mizell on Capitol, and is using a warmer glide on his tracks on this set – arrangements mostly done by producer Henry Cosby, used to kick Rance's sound up to a smoother modern soul kind of sound. The overall groove isn't as spacious as his work on Capitol, but the record's still pretty darn nice – and given Rance's always-great vocals, we tend to love just about anything he does. Titles include "Stand Up For Love", "I Belong To You", "Joy", "Security", "California Gold", "I Found A Friend", and "The Wheel Of Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tito AllenUntouchable ... LP
Fania, 1979. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Tito Allen almost seems to be borrowing a page from the Willie Colon book with his gangster look on the cover of this one – and in a way, the record's got the same sense of soaring energy you'd hear in Willie's best post-gangster work from this time! But thanks here are really due to Louie Ramirez, who produced and directed, and gives the record that great mix of jazz and salsa he brought to his own best work – a sound that's made especially great by the presence of alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones in the lineup next to the trumpets and trombone – inflecting the music with enough shadings of soul and color to match Tito's own expressive vocals. Arrangements are by Ramirez, Marty Sheller, and others – and titles include "El Sabio", "Vivan Tus Ojos Verdes", "Guancona", " Para Los Bravos", "Flores Blancas Y Negras", "Busca Ambiente", and "Como Tu Ninguna". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, half split top seam held with a piece of clear tape, a small stain in front, and is slightly wavy near the opening.)

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Tony AllenLagos No Shaking ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 32.99
A real back to basics set from Tony Allen – much more strongly in his Afro Funk groove of the late 70s than other recent work, and recorded in Lagos with an earthy approach that's totally great! All the experiments and odd flourishes of recent sets have been stripped away – and Allen returns strongly to his role as a drummer and leader in the post-Fela mode – taking an array of talented musicians through grooves that have a sharp Africa 70 sound! Many tracks have some vocal component, but the real focus here is on the longer jamming sound that Tony first explored with Fela – heard beautifully on Allen's crackling percussion work throughout the set! Titles include "One Tree", "Kilode", "Ogogoro", "Moyege", "Ise Nla", "Morose", and "Aye Le". LP, Vinyl record album

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Luther AllisonLuther's Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1974. Used ... $6.99
One of the only blues records you'll ever find on Motown – and a mostly straight blues affair with a hard electric sound to it. The album's mostly in the early Alligator Records camp – but there's a few nice funky cuts, like "Now You Got It" and "Into My Life", which both have strong rhythm backing, and a smoother groove that kind of cuts the blues quotient a bit. That's a good thing for us, in case you couldn't tell! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Mose AllisonI Don't Worry About A Thing ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1962. Used ... $4.99
Early Atlantic Records work from the great Mose Allison – easily one of the most unique jazz artists of his time! Most started out as a pianist with a nicely bluesy vibe, but soon added in this excellent vocal approach that was maybe part New Orleans, part New York hipster – delivered here with a vibe that follows nicely from his earlier recordings for Columbia and Prestige Records! The sound is nice and stripped-down – none of the larger arrangements that Mose would soon use on Atlantic – and the set features accompaniment from Addison Farmer on bass and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include the classic "Your Mind Is On Vacation" – plus "I Don't Worry About A Thing", "It Didn't Turn Out That Way", "Stand By", "Meet Me At No Special Place", and "The Song Is Ended". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available I Don't Worry About A Thing (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Mose AllisonI Don't Worry About A Thing (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Early Atlantic Records work from the great Mose Allison – easily one of the most unique jazz artists of his time! Most started out as a pianist with a nicely bluesy vibe, but soon added in this excellent vocal approach that was maybe part New Orleans, part New York hipster – delivered here with a vibe that follows nicely from his earlier recordings for Columbia and Prestige Records! The sound is nice and stripped-down – none of the larger arrangements that Mose would soon use on Atlantic – and the set features accompaniment from Addison Farmer on bass and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include the classic "Your Mind Is On Vacation" – plus "I Don't Worry About A Thing", "It Didn't Turn Out That Way", "Stand By", "Meet Me At No Special Place", and "The Song Is Ended". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Don't Worry About A Thing ... CD 4.99

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Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova! ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1962. Used ... $11.99 14.99
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – a great 60s update to the groove he first forged in the 50s with Bud Shank – featuring even more swinging rhythms, inventive instrumentation, and a slightly larger group with players who include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Howard Roberts on guitar, Bob Cooper on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Justin Gordon on flute, and Shelly Manne, Chico Guerrero, and Milt Holland on percussion! The use of organ is especially nice – a warm wave of sound on top of some great bossa rhythms – and titles include "Naked City Theme", "Teach Me Tonight", "Desafinado", "Mr Lucky", "Theme From Route 66", and "One Note Samba". CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Sealed.)

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSounds Like Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1967. Used ... $6.99
Sounds like Herb Alpert, but it grooves in ways that we hardly expected – playful, creative, and filled with so many more rhythms than just the Tijuana groove we might have thought! There's a real deepening sense of instrumental pop going on here – as Herb explores some of the darker strains brought into the market by younger groups and artists on the scene, and through some of the cross-cultural recordings that were opening up as the global music market expanded in the mid 60s. The Brass still get in plenty of their jaunty licks in the set, but there's also more of a sense of Herb as a standout man of his own – a mature, all-adult sound that's got some great brooding emotion from time to time. Titles include "Casino Royale", "Wade In The Water", "Shades Of Blue", "Bo Bo", "Lady Godiva", "Town Without Pity", "Gotta Lot Of Livin To Do", and "The Charmer". CD
(2005 digipak pressing – in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSRO ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1966. Used ... $8.99
A standing room ovation in the A&M Studios – certainly the kind of reception we'd imagine Herb would get during these glory years of his career! The set's one of the most no-nonsense Tijuana Brass sessions of the 60s – a tightly crafted album that has a bit more jazz than usual sneaking in on some of the tunes, but still enough of that snapping, punchy rhythmic approach that makes Herb and the group so great! As usual, the fluidity here is the strongest point – as the A&M touch takes a sound that should be hokey, and flips it into something really really groovy through warm use of compression in the studio. Titles include "Blue Sunday", "Bean Bag", "Work Song", "Our Day Will Come", "Mexican Road Race", and "Freight Train Joe". CD
(Out of print signature series edition, sealed with marker over the barcode.)

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Rodrigo AmadoRefraction Solo ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2022. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
A stunning solo performance on tenor by Rodrigo Amado – recorded in a church, which gives the whole thing a brilliantly rich sound – as Amado stretches out on three long tracks that show his unfettered imagination at its best! We're no strangers to Amado's work, but there's something really special about this record that grabs us right from the very first note – maybe more soul and sensitivity than before – as Rodrigo is still free, but often never too "out" – just melodically exploring the different textures of his horn in the space, with a style that's maybe even more powerful because it always has a sense of control. Beautiful throughout – with titles that include "Sweet Freedom", "Shadow Waltz", and "A Singular Blow". CD

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Gene AmmonsNice An' Cool ... LP
Prestige/Moodsville, 1961. Very Good ... $34.99
Nice and cool, but not in a west coast way – and instead a set that's got Gene Ammons working some wonderfully soulful magic on a set of gentle ballads! The set's got a brilliant late nite sort of feel – one of those tenor albums that seems to sound even better in the space past midnight – as the warm glow from Ammons' horn seems to sparkle even more strongly in the dark – standing out with that stark, spare approach that always makes his ballad work so special – and unlike just about anyone else. The group here is nice and cool too – with Richard Wyands on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and JC Heard on drums – and titles include "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Remember You", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Till There Was You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Moodsville pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and a small smudge in back.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittPrime Cuts (Boss Tenors & Boss Tenors In Orbit) ... LP
Verve, 1961/1962. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A nice little 2-fer collecting two great meetings of two greats! Jug and Stitt go head to head on Boss Tenors, a classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". Boss Tenors In Orbit was a follow up one year later, an obscure little session with the pair once again recreating the energy of their live shows – as they stretch out nicely on very long tracks that have spare backing by the Don Patterson trio! The cuts are mostly standard stuff – "John Brown's Body", "Walkin", "Long Ago And Far Away" – but the twin-tenor sound is great, and Patterson's free organ lines riff away nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam, light wear, and a few small peeled spots on the back.)

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AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, but also a grittier, more guitar-based groove at times too – one that rumbles heavily at the bottom of the rhythms, with a sound that's like Norman Whitfield-era Motown, taken to much greater extremes! There's actually a lot more Detroit going on in the work than Indy – but the horns also have a jazzier, more open-ended quality too – not just parts penned for simple funky rhythms, but ones that show some influence from the more righteous side of the jazz spectrum. The material was all recorded on two dates in 1973 – but only issued here for the first time – and together, the tracks are a great example of a hip group from the underground, really letting loose with a great sense of freedom. There's some vocals on the record, but almost more of a focus on the instrumentation overall – and titles include "Can I Help You", "Love Fades", "Trouble Will Remain", "We've Come A Long Way", "Liberty", "Mister President", "Free Your Mind", "We Have Love", and "Lord Help Me". CD

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AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions (turquoise vinyl pressing) ... LP
Now Again, 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $30.99 32.99 On January 20, 2023
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, but also a grittier, more guitar-based groove at times too – one that rumbles heavily at the bottom of the rhythms, with a sound that's like Norman Whitfield-era Motown, taken to much greater extremes! There's actually a lot more Detroit going on in the work than Indy – but the horns also have a jazzier, more open-ended quality too – not just parts penned for simple funky rhythms, but ones that show some influence from the more righteous side of the jazz spectrum. The material was all recorded on two dates in 1973 – but only issued here for the first time – and together, the tracks are a great example of a hip group from the underground, really letting loose with a great sense of freedom. There's some vocals on the record, but almost more of a focus on the instrumentation overall – and titles include "Can I Help You", "Love Fades", "Trouble Will Remain", "We've Come A Long Way", "Liberty", "Mister President", "Free Your Mind", "We Have Love", and "Lord Help Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing – on turquoise colored vinyl. Quantities limited!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, January 20.
Also available Free Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... CD 6.99

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Curtis Amy & Paul BryantBlues Message ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1960. Very Good ... $34.99
A really wonderful session from the west coast scene – and one that marks a real change in styles as the 60s moved in! The vibe here is very different than the cool jazz of 50s releases on the Pacific Jazz label – as the great Texas tenor Curtis Amy is in the lead, working alongside the great Hammond organist Paul Bryant. The group also features the great Roy Brewster on trombone – a killer musician who really makes the date – plus Clarence Jones on bass and James Miller on drums. Tracks are nice and long, with a very deep sound – and titles include "Searchin", "Blues Message", "This Is The Blues", and "Goin Down Catch Me A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and silver label stereo pressing. Vinyl is nice and clean – cover has a few inches of masking tape on top seam, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Arild AndersenGreen Shading Into Blue ... LP
ECM, 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Seminal 70s side from bassist Arild Andersen! Green Shading Into Blue has a sound that's as evocative as its title – a rich combination of tones, sounds, and moments from a quartet that features Arild Andersen on bass, Juhani Aaltonen on sax and flute, Lars Jansson on piano and a bit of keyboards, and Pal Thowson on drums and percussion. The reeds are especially nice – arcing over the top of the tunes in a spatial contrast to the mellower tones of Andersen's bass – and titles include "Anima", "Jana", "Terhi", "Radka's Samba", and "The Guitarist". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ernestine AndersonIt's Time For Ernestine (aka Hot Cargo) ... LP
Baybridge (Japan), 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great early set from singer Ernestine Anderson – material recorded in Sweden with a sound that's even more sweetly swinging than some of her American albums of the time! The backings on most tracks are by Harry Arnold – one of the hippest Swedish leaders of the time, and an arranger who's clearly got an ear for the more soulful side of Anderson's vocals – hardly the sort of icy Scandinavian sort of groove you might expect! And in a way, Ernestine seems to sound even better in this setting than back home – almost a bit more balanced, with a slight sort of poise that comes through nicely on the ballads. Titles include "Experiment", "Day Dream", "Did I Remember", "Ill Wind", and "My Man". Japanese pressing, with 16 tracks – more than US version! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi! Obi has a small trace of an old sticker.)

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Leny AndradeBossa Nova ... CD
Eldorado (Brazil), 1991. Used ... $9.99
An excellent bit of jazzy bossa from the great Leny Andrade – recorded in 1991, but with a mellow fusion sound that's got a very nice 70s sort of vibe! Leny's voice has always been great, and in these later years, she's hit a mellowed-out tone that's even better than the one she used on her earlier work – a style that's a bit more adult and mature, and which really brings the right sort of balanced emotion to numbers like these. As the title implies, the style is pretty straight bossa – although modern – and titles include "Tempo Feliz", "Deixa", "Bluesette", "Triste", "Nos", "Discussao", "Sabe Voce", and "Tem Do". CD

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Leny AndradeLeny Andrade (1985) ... CD
CID (Brazil), 1985. Used ... $6.99 19.99
One of 2 albums that Leny recorded for the Pointer label in the mid 80s – both with a similar lineup, similar style, and covers that are almost exactly the same – not that that's a bad thing, because the music is equally great on both, even if it's hard to tell them apart from the covers and titles! This album, like the other, has mellow modern bossa sound – rare for the time, and carried off with the subtle touches that you'd expect from more recent work – but which was all too hard to find back in the 80s. Leny's vocals are warm and jazzy, and the album's got lots of nice jazzy riffing behind the lyrics – on titles that include "Clichet", "Samba De Rei", "Chico Hipoconcria", "Nao Da", "Dindi", "Uau", "Vai Passar", and "Sessao Passatempo". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Horace AndyPure Ranking ... LP
Clocktower, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 16.99
Horace Andy is one of the all-time greats in Jamaican music – a singer with a style that can be light yet deeply soulful at the same time – a great mixture of sweet and dark that's captured perfectly on this late 70s set! Brad Osborne cut the set with King Tubby – and the latter provided some great echo to flesh out the spare instrumental sound of the record – which is mostly just bass, drums, guitar, and organ – bubbling along in a midtempo groove that lets Andy's vocals really shine in the lead! Titles include "Pure Ranking", "I've Been Around", "What Eyes Don't See", "African Liberation", "Jah Gift To Man", "Totally Free", "Change Your Ways", "Jah Is The One", "Natural Mystic", and "Strictly Ranking". LP, Vinyl record album

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AnikaAnika ... LP
Invada/Stones Throw, 2010. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Sparse, no wave-inspired, dubby avant grooves from Anika – produced and accompanied by Geoff Barrow of Portishead & Beak – cool stuff that lives up to the post disco/post punk inspirations! The sound is icey cool, reverb heavy bass & drum backed vocals by Anika, in a steely spoken style – with covers of Dylan, Yoko Ono and others, plus some blunt originals. If not for some topical soundbites, this could easily pass for a lost album on 99 Records or Stiff Records – along with some of more timeless and urgent efforts of the era. Includes "Terry", "Yang Yang", "End Of The World", "Masters Of War", "Officer Officer", "Sadness", "Sadness Hides The Sun", "No One's There", "I Go To Sleep" and "Masters Of War (Dub)". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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