Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

All Categories

$




Items/page

Owl Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 2
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Blind Owl WilsonBlind Owl Wilson ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Blind Owl Wilson is Alan Wilson of the band Canned Heat – an artist who was surprisingly dedicated to the roots of blues, and always brought a richly personal style to his music! The package brings together key Wilson moments from his time with the group, plus a few other sides – all from a too-short stretch of recording before Alan took his life at the early age of 27. The set features a great booklet of notes on the songs and a bit of biography – including ties (which we didn't know) to John Fahey. Titles include "Poor Moon", "My Time Ain't Long", "On The Road Again", "Childhood's End", "Alan's Intro", "Time Was", "My Mistakes", "Pulling Hair Blues", and "Nebulosity". LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bobby LovelessNight Owl/You Are Doing Me Wrong ... 7-inch
Michelle, 1964. Good ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some surface noise and pops.)
 
Close matches: 7
Close matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Paolo FresuNight On The City ... CD
Owl (France), 1994. Used ... $8.99
Paolo Fresu on trumpet, Tino Tracanna on tenor and soprano sax, Roberto Cipelli on piano, Attilio Zanchi on bass, and Ettore Fioravanti on drums. CD

Close matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Steve KuhnVanguard Date ... CD
Owl/Sunnyside, 1991. Used ... $9.99
A trio date with Kuhn on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Tracks include "Clotilde", "Superjet", "Little Waltz", "I Thought About You", and "Dance Only With Me". CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Helen Merrill & Gordon BeckNo Tears, No Goodbyes ... CD
Owl, 1984. Used ... $8.99
A great moody session from Helen Merrill – with just Gordon Beck to back up her vocals! Beck plays Fender Rhodes, organ, and acoustic piano – and titles include "I Love Paris", "I Love Paris Too", "When I Look In Your Eyes", "I Got It Bad", "I Got It Good", and "By Myself". CD
(Out of print, small cutout mark through booklet and traycard artwork.)

Close matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
PersichettiSerenade No 7 Op 55/Tenth Piano Sonata Op 67/Eleventh Piano Sonata Op 101 – Ellen Burmeister ... LP
Owl, 1985. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Michel PetruccianiMichel Petrucciani ... CD
Owl (France), 1981. Used ... $4.99
An early trio recording – with JF Jenny Clark on bass and Aldo Romano on drums – on titles that include "Christmas Dreams", "Gattito", "Juste Un Moment", and "Hommage A Enelram Atsenig". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

Close matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Helen MerrillMusic Makers ... CD
Owl/Sunnyside (France), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Proof that Helen Merrill was continuing to grow as a singer – well into her fourth decade of recording! This obscure session was recorded in France in 1986 – with a lineup that includes Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Gordon Beck on acoustic and electric piano, and Stephane Grappelli on violin. In this spare setting, Merrill's are wonderfully at home – sadly picking her way through a host of tunes that includes great readings of some more familiar numbers, plus a few originals by players on the set. Titles include "Nuages", "Round Midnight", "A Tout Choisir", "As Time Goes By", "Laura", "Music Makers", "And She Still Is With Me", and "Solitude". CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Randy WestonAfrican Nite (French pressing) ... LP
Owl (France), 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime solo piano from Randy Weston – just the sort of record to remind us why his skills in such a setting can always be so great! The tunes are filled with energy and rhythm right from the start – spun out in those long African-inspired lines that Randy first forged in the 50s, but really taken to new heights here in a European setting – a mix of modern angles and warmer spirits that's always held together by the rhythmic pulsations inherent in Weston's playing. And while Randy deftly demonstrates these qualities well on other records from the time, there's no better way to hear it so clearly as in a solo setting like this! Titles include "Jejouka", "Blues To Senegal", "Yubadee", "Con Alma", and "Little Niles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing. Includes printed insert. Cover has light wear and aging.)
 
Possible matches: 7
Possible matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... CD
CBS, 1973. Used ... $4.99
We know you've seen this record a million times, just like us, and probably passed it up because it appears to be a greatest hits compilation, just like we did! But it's actually Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Antoine RoneyTraveler ... CD
Muse, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Wallace Roney's hip brother Antoine is a heck of a tenor player – blowing in a post-Coltrane mode that makes him one of the better young talents of the Dewey Redman generation of new traditionalists! Although a 90s set, the record's got a deep sort of energy that almost hearkens back to the farther reaches of 70s soul jazz – almost outside at points, but always returning with a nice sense of soul and spirit – and often well balanced between opposite poles of expression. Roney plays tenor throughout – with brother Wallace on trumpet, James Spaulding on alto, flute, and soprano – and rhythm from Jacky Terrason on piano, Dwayne Burno on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Titles include "Bean & The Boys", "Weaver Of Dreams", "On Green Dolphin Street", "The Traveler", "Chief Rahab", "Mayan Owl", "Tempus Fugit", and "Estate". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
James TaylorJames Taylor (remastered edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Apple, 1968. Used ... $9.99
As warm and wonderful of a late 60s singer songwriter effort as we can imagine wanting to hear in the late 60s mainstream – so it's fitting that James Taylor was signed with the Beatles' Apple Records for this excellent self-titled album! The lyrics chronicle a troubled soul, but man, did James ever making encroaching personal horrors sound sweet at his best. We think he's at his best here, and titles include "Don't Talk Now", "Knocking 'Round The Zoo", "Carolina In My Mind", "Night Owl", "Rainy Day Man", "The Blues Is Just A Bad Dream" and more. This Apple Records remastered edition has 4 bonus tracks: previously unreleased demos of "Sunny Skies", "Let Me Ride", "Sunshine Sunshine", "and "Carolina In My Mind". CD
(Out of print, 2010 remaster–includes rare demos unavailable elsewhere. Cover has some wear.)

Possible matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousNew Horizons – A Bristol Jazz Sound (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Worm Discs (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A great little collection that seeks to put the Bristol scene on the map – and to show the kind of inventive jazz the city's been offering up in recent years! The compilers aim to demonstrate that Bristol has as many newly-creative acts as the sort that have been bubbling up in London on labels like Brownswood – and the range of material here really shows a similar way of blending newer ideas and older execution – especially strong in the rhythm department, and with an effortless mixing of acoustic and electric modes. If you've been digging sounds from Comet Is Coming, Nubya Garcia, and Joe Armon-Jones, this set is a great place to take that interest further – on work that includes "Bergson" and "Jabba" by Waldo's Gift, "3.3 Encke Ups" and "Sea Of Apathy & Indifference" by Run Logan Run, "Flump (Ishamel Ensemble rework)" and "Grook" by Snazzback, "Owl" by Lyrebird, and "Bourdain" by Alun Elliott Williams. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity/Golden Hits/Solar Wind/Sun Goddess ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A quadruple-header from Ramsey Lewis – four albums from his great 70s electric period on Columbia Records! First up is Funky Serenity – sweet electric funk from Ramsey Lewis! The album's one of his best from the 70s – and it's got Ramsey on Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and other keyboards, grooving away in an open-ended 70s mode that still retains all the heavy soul of his classic work for Chess. Morris Jennings adds in some very nice percussion with his drum work, and Cleveland Eaton's on funky bass, giving the set a strong bottom groove. Features the sublime sample cut "My Love For You", a great version of "Knights In White Satin" that's done with a weird spacey groove, plus the tracks "Kufany Mapenzi (Making Love)", "Serene Funk", "What It Is!", and "Dreams". Golden Hits isn't a "best of", but instead has Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". Solar Wind was cut smack dab in the middle of Ramsey's glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". Sun Goddess is one of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the drummer in Ramsey's trio before starting his own group – and the shared relationship both artists had with producer Charles Stepney! The three were all key parts of the late 60s sound at Chess Records – but here, they've brought the same soulful energy to Columbia – working in a wider, more mature groove for the 70s – one that has Lewis' wicked Fender Rhodes lines stretching out strongly over tight, compressed, funky lines from EWF! The centerpiece of the set is the massive 7 minute "Sun Goddess", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Living For The City", "Gemini Rising", and "Jungle Strut". Funky, electric, and sublimely wonderful all the way through! CD

Possible matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Shelly Manne & His MenJazz Gunn ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Shelly Manne scored big with a jazz version of the Peter Gunn soundtrack in the 50s – and he does it again in this 60s version of Henry Mancini's music for the full-length Gunn movie! The style here is a bit more far-reaching and looser than before – showing not just Manne's development as an artist, but also his ear for some of the best styles of the younger generation – as evidenced by his inclusion of Frank Strozier on alto and flute, and Mike Wofford on piano – alongside more familiar faces Monte Budwig on bass and Conte Candoli on trumpet. There's a crisp jazzy edge to the whole thing – and titles include "Sweet", "A Bluish Bag", "Night Owl", and "A Quiet Happening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label 60s pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole, but is nice overall.)

Possible matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Joe SimonDrowning In the Sea Of Love ... LP
Spring, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A big one for Joe – and a marked shift after his southern soul recordings of earlier years. For this one, Joe got on the Philly train early, and hired Gamble & Huff to put the whole thing together with a tight smooth soul groove. The group's got greats like Norman Harris, Vince Montana, Lenny Pakula, and Ronnie Baker in the band – and tracks include "Drowning In the Sea Of Love", "Glad To Be Your Lover", "The Mirror Don't Lie", "Night Owl", "You Are Everything", and "Let Me Be The One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
 
Partial matches: 342
Partial matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tim Berne's BloodcountLowlife – The Paris Concert ... CD
JMT, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Tim Berne on alto, Chris Speed on tenor and clarinet, Michael Formanek on bass, Jim Black on drums, and Marc Ducret on electric guitar. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

Partial matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lonnie BrooksKind Of Blues – Moanin Groanin Hoopin & Howlin ... LP
Second City, 1977. Sealed ... $49.99
Features Lonnie Brooks on vocal and lead guitar – with piano and organ from Robert Waters, and more guitar from Bob Tevis! LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Cover has two bumped corners, and a light stain in another corner – but is still nice overall.)

Partial matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Patrick CowleyMegatron Man ... LP
Megatone, 1981. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Spacey, synthy disco and new wave from the man behind many of Sylvester's albums, though his name's not as well known as some of the other producers from that era, even to die hard disco fans. 6 seminal early 80s numbers with pulsating grooves, broad washes of synths and percolating rhythm tracks: "Megatron Man", "Sea Hunt", "Teen Planet", "Get A Little", "Lift Off" and "Thank God For Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a trace of a price sticker.)

Partial matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
CTI All StarsCTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl Vol 3 ... LP
CTI, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Man, it's like a talent bomb exploded! This set's stuffed with work by some of the greatest jazz funk players of the early 70s – Johnny Hammond, Bob James, Deodato, George Benson, Joe Farrell, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr, Hubert Laws, and others – all playing together at a massive live concert recorded in Hollywood in 1972! And although you might worry that the collection of so many great talents on one stage might just create confusion – don't! The quality of the work is excellent – almost better than the best of the CTI studio sides, with a lean, clean sound that's really really tight – never overblown, just sweet electric funk with loads of great space for solo work. This third volume of the 3 LP set includes takes of "Funkfathers", "Cherry", "Bowl Full Of Blues", "Cherry Red" and "God Bless The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner and a light scratch across the front.)

Partial matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Duncan SistersBoys Will Be Boys/Rock Along Slowly (one sided single) ... 12-inch
Earmarc, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Stan Getz/Jimmy RowlesPeacocks ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A real standout in the Stan Getz catalog of the 70s – a session of mostly spare duets with pianist Jimmy Rowles, done in a way that really breaks from the format of Stan's other work of the time! Rowles here has a raspy warmth that brings out new voicings in Getz's tenor – an earthiness that comes through especially well on the half of the album that features only Stan and Jimmy playing together alone, but which still shines on the few other tracks that feature the bass of Buster Williams and drums of Elvin Jones expanding the group. 2 short tracks feature only solo piano, and Rowles also sings on a number of the album's tracks, in that breathy mode of his that rarely got captured this well on record – and one other track features Jon Hendricks leading a vocal quartet through a rendition of "The Chess Players". Other titles include "It'll Never Be The Same", "Body & Soul", "What Am I Here For", "The Hour Of Parting", "The Peacocks", "Rose Marie", and "Serenade To Sweden". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued top seam, some fraying at the bottom half of the spine, and an indent at the opening.)

Partial matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Rowland GreenbergHow About You? ... LP
Gemini (Norway), 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Greenberg on trumpet and featuring Kristian Bergheim on tenor sax, with Eivin Sannes on piano and organ, Sture Janson on bass, and Per Nyhaug on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a DMM sticker and some peeling/stuck-on cellophane across the front.)

Partial matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lightnin HopkinsKing Of Dowling Street (3CD set) ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 28.99
Sure, you've got other Lightnin Hopkins CDs back home in your collection – but this set is will pretty darn essential – as it features a whopping 57 songs in all, including 37 unreleased tracks, and other material that's hard to find on CD! CD1 features some of Hopkins' best work of the early years – including material recorded for the TNT label in Texas, and other cuts for the Fire Records label – plus some other hard to find rarities. CD2 features even more obscure material – a full album from 1964 that Hopkins recorded for Pickwick, and some hard-to-find 70s recordings that are pretty great too! CD3 features live material – including tracks from the Bird Lounge and Ash Grove, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and a Houston set recorded the year before he passed away! CD

Partial matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Howlin RainAlligator Bride ... LP
Silver Current, 2018. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear smoky vinyl pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

Partial matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Howlin WolfChange My Way ... CD
Chess/Traffic, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Almost a decade's worth of great work from Howlin Wolf – late 50s and early 60s recordings done for Chess Records in Chicago, nicely packaged up here in an archival series album with full notes on the sessions and music! Nearly all tracks are originals by Wolf – aka Chester Burnett – and instrumentation includes a fair bit of surprisingly noisy guitar, plus piano, bass, drums, and some nice tenor on a few tracks. Titles include "Love Me Darlin", "I Walked From Dallas", "Just Like I Treat You", "I've Been Abused", "Don't Laugh At Me", "I Better Go Now", "New Crawlin King Snake", and "Hidden Charms". CD

Partial matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gene KrupaAmerican Bolero/Meadowland ... 7-inch
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

Partial matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Chuck MangioneEvening Of Magic – Live At The Hollywood Bowl ... LP
A&M, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mighty DiamondsPass The Knowledge – Reggae Anthology ... LP
17 North Parade, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.98
The Mighty Diamonds pass the knowledge – but they also pass the kouchie on the first track on the record – an indication of the way these guys can serve up wisdom with a laidback vibe that makes their message so wonderfully down to earth! The Mighty Diamonds are kind of a second chapter to the earlier trio mode that first sprang forth in Jamaican music during the rocksteady years – more roots-oriented here on most of the tracks, which are pulled from singles on labels that include Impact, Thunder Bolt, Hot Heat, and Channel One. Titles include "Right Time","Cat-O-Nine", "Jail House", "Pass The Kouchie", "Bodyguard", "Pray Unto Thee", "Mr. Chin Slippers", "Morgan The Pirate", and "Struggling". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pass The Knowledge – Reggae Anthology (2 CD & DVD) ... CD 23.99

Partial matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mighty DiamondsPass The Knowledge – Reggae Anthology (2 CD & DVD) ... CD
17 North Parade, 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 2 CD & DVD ... $23.99 25.98
The Mighty Diamonds pass the knowledge – but they also pass the kouchie on the first track on the record – an indication of the way these guys can serve up wisdom with a laidback vibe that makes their message so wonderfully down to earth! The Mighty Diamonds are kind of a second chapter to the earlier trio mode that first sprang forth in Jamaican music during the rocksteady years – more roots-oriented here on most of the tracks, which are pulled from singles on labels that include Impact, Thunder Bolt, Hot Heat, and Channel One. Titles include "Right Time","Cat-O-Nine", "Jail House", "Pass The Kouchie", "Bodyguard", "Pray Unto Thee", "Mr. Chin Slippers", "Morgan The Pirate", and "Struggling". It's a generous collection to say the least – with 40 tracks on 2CDs – plus a bonus DVD of the Mighty Diamonds performance at the 1992 Reggae Sunsplash festival! CD
Also available Pass The Knowledge – Reggae Anthology ... LP 19.99

Partial matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Rockin BerriesIn Town/Life Is Just A Bowl Of Berries (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
BGO (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
A huge amount of material from The Rockin Berries – one of the great almost-rans of the UK scene in the 60s – a group who should have stormed our shores during the British Invasion, but somehow got left off the boat! The group's got everything shared by all their best contemporaries – a great way with a tune, an ear for a catchy hook, and a way of mixing harmonized vocals with harder rocking moments at a level that means that there's plenty at the core, and the combo need no sweetening up in the studio! They also have two lead singers – Clive Lea and Geoff Turton – who sound great when harmonizing together, and can also split off and really let the group cover a nice range of material. Both of the albums here were produced by Brit sound maestro John Schroeder – Rockin Berries In Town and Life Is Just A Bowl Of Berries – and the set also features 36 more bonus tracks from singles and EP releases at the time – 60 tracks in all! CD

Partial matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy RowlesMy Mother's Love ... LP
Poljazz (Poland), 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An obscure Polish release from the great pianist Jimmy Rowles – but one that also features him working with some Scandinavian players too – a lineup that includes Georg Ridel on bass, Rune Carlsson on drums, and work from Ian Allen on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy RowlesRare But Well Done ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021 (delayed)
A rare early date as a leader for pianist Jimmy Rowles – a player who was a key part of the LA scene in the 50s, but didn't often get to front a group for a recording session! Even at this young point in his career, Rowles already has that warm charm that got him noticed again in the late 70s – that relaxed, almost world-weary way of playing the piano – quite subtle, but filled with soul – and an approach that's even more captivating every time we give the record a spin! The tunes are mostly familiar, but like good jazz singer taking on some standards, Jimmy relaxes into the songs and really makes them his own – illuminating them wonderfully, with some help from Red Mitchell on bass and Art Mardigan on drums. Titles include "Topsy", "Chloe", "The Day You Came Along", "So Far So Good", "Serenade In Blue", "Remember Me", and "Let's Fall In Love". CD

Partial matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jimmy RowlesWeather In A Jazz Vane ... LP
Andex, 1959. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the few records cut as a leader by west coast piano legend Jimmy Rowles – and one of the grooviest too! The album's a septet session, one that has Jimmy working with some great horn talents that include Bill Holman on tenor, Herb Geller on alto, Lee Katzman on trumpet, and Bob Enevoldsen on trombone. Arrangements are by Holman and Rowles – in a style that's got some beautifully evocative touches, as on Holman's other work of the time – almost a mixture of Kenton tonal writing with some of the lighter west coast styles of the time – often on familiar tunes, but in a way that really transforms them into sprightly little pictures in sound! Titles include "Heat Wave", "Throwin Stones At The Sun", "When The Sun Comes Out", "Winter Weather", and "Too Hot For Words". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original tan label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, and a bit of splitting on the top and bottom seams.)


Partial matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousBehind The Dykes – Beat, Blues, & Psychedelic Nuggets From The Lowlands 1964 to 1972 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Decca/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $35.99 36.99
Well, they spelled "dikes" wrong in the title – but we can hardly fault them for that, as the set is a stunning batch of work from the Dutch scene at the end of the 60s – a really surprising powerhouse of new ideas and mindblowing music! Maybe that's no surprise, given the proximity of The Netherlands to the UK – which also means that the scene was probably drinking up as much pirate radio as listeners in London – and there's definitely work here to match some of the hippest Brit groups on Decca from the same generation. The set is huge 37 tracks in all – with work from The Sound Of Imker, Painting House, Supersister, The Tykes, Modesy Blaise, Names & Faces, Powera, The Heralds, Scarlets, Short 66, The Counts, Baldwin, BNZ, Dimitri, The Bumble Bees, The Boggy Green Selection, The Haigs, Amnsterdam, Airport, Jug Session, Alligatorman, World, The Freddies, and Nanda. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet with track-by-track liner notes!)

Partial matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousGary Crowley's Lost 80s Vol 2 – 21 More Diverse & Eclectic Tracks 1980 to 1986 (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Edsel (UK), 1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $86.99
A second great helping of hip British work from the 80s – all put together by British radio DJ Gary Crowley – whose work on Capitol Radio London kept him quite close to the action at the time! As with the first volume, this set does a great job of going past obvious chart hits, and pulling together some real gems from the time – not totally obscure tracks, as many of these numbers were issued on bigger labels – but very groovy tracks that show what a wealth of groundbreaking music was coming out in the years after punk! Gary really takes the "diverse and eclectic" in the title seriously – and serves up a set of tracks that include "Hey DJ (7" version)" by World's Famous Supreme Team, "Slang Teacher" by Wide Boy Awake, "Latin Music" by Kid Creole & The Coconuts, "As The Time Goes By" by Funkapolitan, "Jungle Music" by Rico & Special AKA, "I Don't Want To Live With Monkeys" by The Higsons, "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses, "Torchlight" by Ellen Foley, "Blue" by Fine Young Cannibals, "Mick's Up" by Style Council, "Venceremos (7" version)" by Working Week, "Thinking About You" by Altered Images, "Window Shopping" by Friday Club, "Mellow Moods" by Pressure Point, and "The Secret Life Of Arabia" by BEF with Billy MacKenzie. Very limited vinyl pressing – 180 gram clear vinyl, with 21 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches38
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousGary Crowley's Lost 80s Vol 2 – 65 More Diverse & Eclectic Tracks 1980 to 1986 (4CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $48.99 59.99
A second great helping of hip British work from the 80s – all put together by British radio DJ Gary Crowley – whose work on Capitol Radio London kept him quite close to the action at the time! As with the first volume, this set does a great job of going past obvious chart hits, and pulling together some real gems from the time – not totally obscure tracks, as many of these numbers were issued on bigger labels – but very groovy tracks that show what a wealth of groundbreaking music was coming out in the years after punk! Gary really takes the "diverse and eclectic" in the title seriously – and serves up a set of tracks that include "Hey DJ (7" version)" by World's Famous Supreme Team, "Slang Teacher" by Wide Boy Awake, "Latin Music" by Kid Creole & The Coconuts, "As The Time Goes By" by Funkapolitan, "Jungle Music" by Rico & Special AKA, "I Don't Want To Live With Monkeys" by The Higsons, "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses, "Torchlight" by Ellen Foley, "Blue" by Fine Young Cannibals, "Mick's Up" by Style Council, "Venceremos (7" version)" by Working Week, "Thinking About You" by Altered Images, "Window Shopping" by Friday Club, "Mellow Moods" by Pressure Point, and "The Secret Life Of Arabia" by BEF with Billy MacKenzie. 4CD set features a very cool book-styled package, with plenty of notes – and a total of 65 tracks in all! CD

Partial matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousLocal Customs – Lone Star Lowlands ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Rare rock from the Golden Triangle scene of Southeast TX in the late 60s and early 70s – a well-curated overview of the stylistically sprawling material being cut at Mickey Rouse's Lowland Recording Studio in Beaumont! Texas rock of the late 60s and early 70s justifiably brings to mind acts like The 13th Floor Elevators and The Bubble Puppy – tripped out psychedelia in other words, but Texas is huge, and there was a heck of a lot more going on than just the best remembered cult favorites. The music coming out of just the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Texas "triangle" chronicled here was incredibly diverse. It includes proto TX boogie rock that's a clear precursor to early ZZ Top, harmony flavored numbers that sound closer to Cali than they do The Lone Star State, one track that somehow fuses CS&N with The Beatles and does so with prominent cowbell in the mix (and it's good!!!), punchy psych grit, and swaggering country rock with some twang in the strings that feels a bit more profoundly Texan. You don't need our word that The Numero Group has devoted some serious attention to detail – with a 35-page booklet of notes, photos and histories, plus the impressive Lost In The Golden Triangle "family tree" of the regional musicians involved – as if discovering these long buried regional relics wasn't impressive enough already. Beautiful! 22 tracks in all: "Trash One" by the Lowland Studio Band, "Live My Life Today" by Insight Out, "Simple House" by Mother Lion, "Love Of The Morning" by Circus, "Take A Look At Your Friends" by Next Exit, "You Know I Love You" by Roy Briggs & Alton Tew, "Calling Me Home (Demo)" by Donald Thomas and more. CD

Partial matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Woody GuthrieDust Bowl Ballads ... CD
BMG/Buddah, 1940. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesBowl Of Soul ... LP
Loma, 1966. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare album of organ groovers – cut by Holmes for the tiny Loma subsidiary of Warner Bros. Onzy Matthews leads a group behind Groove's organ, and the larger backing works well with Groove's funky style. The overall feel's a bit like some of the work that Groove cut for World Pacific in the late 60s – where he was operating as the main soloist, and given a lot of room to move around. Highlights include two nice originals – "RFK Flies Home" and "Bowl Of Soul" – plus the groovy "How Long How Long Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a small cutout grommet.)

Partial matches42
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf Album ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album of funky blues – recorded by Howlin Wolf during the period when Chess/Cadet was backing its older artists up with some of the newer funk musicians it had working in its studios! The overall sound works quite well – and although purists at the time moaned at the way artists like Wolf, Etta James, and Bo Diddley were being handled (especially with a "we know better than them" message on the cover like this!), the funky blues records from this time actually seem to be some of the most enduring from Chess – especially with younger listeners in the 21st Century! A big part of the success here goes to producers Charles Stepney and Gene Barge – who helped bring together a younger batch of players for Wolf's backing – including Pete Cosey and Phil Upchurch on guitars, Louis Satterfield on bass, and Morris Jennings on drums. Titles include "Spoonful", "Tail Dragger", "Smokestack Lightning", "Red Rooster", "Evil", and "Down In The Bottom". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Zoot SimsIf I'm Lucky – Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from Zoot Sims – a session that has him working in very laidback company with Jimmy Rowles on piano, who tipples the keys of the piano with a really timeless late nite kind of sound! The style here is a bit like that of the Rowles/Getz album The Peacocks – although a bit more straightforward overall, with a main focus on the talents of both soloists, coming together beautifully in a relatively spare setting. Bass is by George Mraz and drums are by Mousie Alexander – and the real surprise here is almost Sims, who blows with this open-ended, laidback tone that's really great – a bit languid, but never weary – and somehow with a lot more warmth than on many of his other too-tight records from the 70s. Titles include "Legs", "Shadow Waltz", "I Hear A Rhapsody", "Gypsy Sweetheart", and "Where Our Love Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

Partial matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Van HalenFor Unlawful Carnal Knowledge ... CD
Warner, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

Partial matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chicago Bears Shufflin' CrewSuper Bowl Shuffle (vocal, ext vocal, inst) ... 12-inch
Red Label, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch and lightly bent corners.)

Partial matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg Reads Howl & Other Poems (70s pressing) ... LP
Fantasy, 1959. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the coolest albums of poetry ever recorded – a set that features a young, pre-hippie Allen Ginsberg – delivering his epic poem Howel, plus some other key works too. The young Ginsberg's voice is great – and really fills the works with a lot of bitterness and cynicism – with maybe more of a beat-era presentation than you'd know from his other later records, especially the music ones. This is one of the few albums that San Francisco-based Fantasy records cut of famous beat poets reading their own work – and it's probably one of the most enduring! Ginsberg reads "Howl", "Footnote To Howl", "Sunflower Sutra", "Supermarket In California", and other poems from the late 50s – and there's no musical accompaniment at all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)

Partial matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Howlin WolfMoanin' At Midnight – 20 Blues Classics ... CD
Blue City (Holland), Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo DiddleySuper Super Blues Band (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Checker/Jackpot, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A group that definitely lives up to its name – given that the lineup features the Chess Records stalwarts Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, and Muddy Waters! The set's maybe a bit more in the mode of Wolf or Waters than some of Bo's own records – although there's a bit of that riffing spark of his at times – and the tracks are often nice and long, with more than enough room to make you feel like Phil Chess gave these guys plenty of space in the studio to hang out, and find the right way to interact. As much as we love Chess albums with short songs and a soulful punch, we really appreciate it when they can break format and open up on a session like this – which really helps create a unique moment on record! Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Long Distance Call", "Sweet Little Angel", "Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life", and "Spoonful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited colored vinyl pressing.)

Partial matches49
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry/Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo DiddleyTwo Great Guitars/Super Super Blues Band ... CD
Chess/BGO (UK), 1964/1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of amazing all-star albums from Chess Records – back to back on a single CD! First up is Two Great Guitars – in which Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry come together in a really unique album for Chess Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given all the groundbreaking sounds we heard from that label at the time! The format is quite unusual – as each side features a long instrumental jam that really lets the guitarists work out their differences – in modes that are almost proto-funk more than blues, rock, or soul – with lots of wicked guitar lines that are way ahead of their time in terms of recording space! The long tracks are "Chuck's Beat" and "Bo's Beat" – but the duo also shine brilliantly on the shorter tunes "Liverpool Drive" and "When The Saints Go Marching In". Next is The Super Super Blues Band – a group that definitely lives up to its name – given that the lineup features the Chess Records stalwarts Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, and Muddy Waters! The set's maybe a bit more in the mode of Wolf or Waters than some of Bo's own records – although there's a bit of that riffing spark of his at times – and the tracks are often nice and long, with more than enough room to make you feel like Phil Chess gave these guys plenty of space in the studio to hang out, and find the right way to interact. As much as we love Chess albums with short songs and a soulful punch, we really appreciate it when they can break format and open up on a session like this – which really helps create a unique moment on record! Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Long Distance Call", "Sweet Little Angel", "Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life", and "Spoonful". CD

Partial matches50
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg At Reed College – First Recorded Reading Of Howl & Other Poems ... LP
Omnivore, 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very early moment of genius from Allen Ginsberg – a 1956 poetry reading at Reed College, in Portland – which features the first-ever live reading of his famous poem "Howl" – an anthem for the beat generation! The work is presented here in two parts, plus an introduction and with Ginsberg picking up a dropped line – alongside other works that include "A Supermarket In California", "The Trembling Of The Lamb", "Over Kansas", "Wild Orphan", "A Dream Record", "Blessed Are The Muses", and "Epithalamion", which was later published as "Love Poem On A Theme By Whitman". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches51
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
A-VillaCarry On Tradition ... LP
Closed Sessions/Daupe (UK), 2014. Near Mint- 2LP ... $99.99
A sharp, smartly-blueprint era inspired, yet entirely fresh and relevant full length debut from Chicago-based producer, beat battle champion and all around rising talent A-Villa – who slowly but surely put it together over a handful of years – picking up contributions from A-list contributors, including Rapper Big Pooh, Mikkey Halsted, Killer Mike, Chance The Rapper, Oh No, Roc Marciano, AZ, Guilty Simpson, Action Bronson, Kool G Rapp, BJ The Chicago Kid and more! Often times, when you see a producer-driven album with a dozen or more guests, you can expect it to be uneven, or unfocused overall – that is not the case here – quite the opposite, actually – it's a finely composed labor of love from a true blue hip hop head. Solid stuff! Includes "Carry On Tradition" with Rapper Big Pooh & Mikkey Halsted, "The Warrior, The Philospher, & The Rebel" with Lil Fame of MOP, Cormega & Killer Mike, "Live From The Villa" with Action Bronson, Roc Marciano & Willie The Kid, "Tear It Down/AMSW" (feat Blu on the former and Reks & Chaundon on the latter, "A Hustler's Siloloquy" feat Roc Marciano, "The Wild Bunch" feat Oh No, Roc Marciano & Sean Price, "A Day In The Life" feat AZ, Havoc of Mobb Deep, Freeway & Macie Stewart, "Never Give You Up (One For Ava)" feat Rapsody, Guilty Simpson, Villa & Avalyn Villagomez, and more. 16 cuts on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing, #20/200!)

Partial matches52
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information SocietyMandatory Reality ... CD
Eremite, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A really fantastic album from bassist Joshua Abrams – a set that may well be his greatest to date – and that's saying a lot, given all the other work he's given us in recent years! The double-length set has Abrams working with this lineup of improvising jazz talents, but in a way that's very rhythmic, and very organic – slow-building songs that almost seem to mix jazz with inspiration from gamelan music, but with very spiritual currents overall – music that builds slowly and flows to the cosmos – almost in a way that reminds us of the seminal "On The Beach" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble! Yet Abrams is very much in his own territory here – working with a lineup that features the leader on guimbri, Lisa Alvarado on harmonium and gongs, Mikel Avery on tam-tam and gongs, Ben Boye on electric autoharp and piano, Hamid Drake on tabla and tar, Ben Lamar Gay on cornet, Nick Mazzarella on alto saxophone, and Jason Stein on bass clarinet – with every member of the ensemble also performing on flutes. The sound is incredible – music to build a bridge to the heavens – and titles include "In Memory's Prism", "Finite", "Shadow Conductor", and "Agree". CD

Partial matches53
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Laurindo AlmeidaViva Bossa Nova! ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
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

Partial matches54
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Georgie AuldThat's Auld (10 inch LP) ... LP
Discovery, Early 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
A well-done set from Georgie Auld's years as a solo tenor star away from Benny Goodman – with a large group that includes Jimmy Rowles on piano, John Rotella on alto, and John Anderson on trumpet – plus some bongos from Carl Kiffe! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches55
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Roy AyersLifeline ... LP
Polydor, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was striking in his work at the time – because alongside some of the more upbeat, catchy numbers, there's other tracks that are a fair bit more laidback, and almost abstract at times – a wonderful extrapolation of that sensitive Ayers blend of jazz and soul, with key emphasis on the vibes and keyboards. Titles include the massive groover "Running Away" – which you'll recognize from a key sample history over the years – and club cuts "Cincinnati Growl", "Fruit", "Sanctified Feeling", and "Stranded In The Jungle" – plus the more laidback cuts "Gotta Find A Lover", "I Still Love You", "Lifeline", and "This Side Of Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches56
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dylan Baldi/Jayson GeryczAfter Commodore Perry Service Plaza ... LP
American Dreams, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Introspective improvisations from saxophonist Dylan Baldi and drummer Jayson Gerycz – both members of the band Cloud Nothings, but working here in a much more free jazz-styled setting! Side one features an extended track titled "Hermit Thrush/Vat Of Oil" – really building up nicely at first with open, almost rambling work on the drum kit – matched with saxophone work from Baldi that slowly builds, still in soulful spiritual territory for the most part – occasionally hitting some wilder, raspier moments – almost in an Arthur Doyle sort of way. Side two has some more subtle sonic interplay on "Frog Congress At Dawn", a very organic track – and ramps things up with more freewheeling improv on "The Holy Retrievers In Transit". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches57
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Rosa Barba & Chad TaylorIn a Perpetual Now of Instantaneous Visibility ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
Drummer Chad Taylor is one of the most versatile performers we know – a drummer who can move easily between a variety of different settings, always finding the right touch for the right moment! Yet here, Taylor may be in one of his most unique settings to date – improvising on two long duets with Rosa Barba – an artist and filmmaker, and a musician who combines her talents here by playing cello, but with a celluloid bow – literally making music with the texture of film, as she slowly bows her instrument on these long, spacious lines that are matched with equally careful, sonorous work from Taylor on the drums! Chad is much more sonic than rhythmic throughout – really sounding wonderful as he brings all these new colors to his palette – on the two long improvisations on the set. CD

Partial matches58
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Count BasieI Told You So ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Sealed ... $6.99
The Count and orchestra play arrangements by Bill Homan – with Sonny Cohn, Pete Minger, Bobby Mitchell, John Thomas, and Jack Feierman on trumpets; Al Grey, Curtis Fuller, Bill Hughes, and Mel Wanzo on trombones; Jimmy Forrest, Eric Dixon, Danny Turner, Bobby Plater, and Charlie Fowlkes on saxophones; John Duke on bass, Fred Green on guitar, and Butch Miles on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches59
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Count BasieStraight Ahead ... CD
GRP, 1968. Used ... $4.99
With Marshall Royal and Bobby Plater on alto, Eric Dixon and Eddie Davis on tenor, Charles Fowlkes on baritone, Gene Goe, George Cohn, Oscar Brashear, and Al Aarons on trumpet, Grover Mitchell, Richard Boone, Bill Hughes, and Steve Galloway on trombone, Freddie Green on guitar, Harold Jones on drums, and Norman Keenan on bass. CD

Partial matches60
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Black Unity TrioAl-Fatihah ... LP
Salaam Records/Gotta Groove, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 33.98
Amazing spiritual jazz treasure – the only album ever issued by this obscure avant trio from the Cleveland scene – a group that includes a young Abdul Wadud on bass and cello! The style is nicely loose and open, but also very different than the sound of the AACM at the time – almost more with the slowly building style that would dominate in the loft jazz years, even though these guys were years ahead of that moment. In addition to Wadud – then known as Ron DeVaughn – the group also features Joseph Phillips/Yusuf Mumin on alto, and Hasan Adbur Shahid on percussion. Both players are amazing – Shahid can go from full intensity to spacious sonic territory at a level that matches Sunny Murray – and Mumin's alto can cry plaintively some moments, and come on with the ferocity of a tenor the next. Wadud is wonderful, too – balancing plucked and bowed moments with the quality that we love on later recordings – already very well-formed here, at a time when he was attending Oberlin College. The album's one that really lives up to the promise of its cover and group name – and titles include "Birth Life & Death", "In Light Of Blackness", "Final Expression", "Opening Prayer", and "Al Nisa". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches61
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Patricia BrennanMaquishti ... LP
Valley Of Search, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99 29.99
Patricia Brennan is a vibist with experience in some farther reaches of avant expression – but here, she stakes her voice in a very beautiful way – with sounds that build slowly, take gentle shapes, and use both vibes and marimba at a level that has the songs opening up like patient musical flowers, awaiting the sun of the Patricia's inspiration! There's some of the spaciousness you might hear with 70s Gary Burton on ECM – but Brennan's music is even more open and thoughtful – never forcing the moment too much, and clearly working with a strong knowledge of her instruments, but not in a way that has to do anything to prove itself. Titles include "I Like For You To Be Still", "Blame It", "Sonnet", "Episodes", "Magic Square", "Away From Us", "Derrumbe De Turquesas", and three "Improvisation" tracks. LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches62
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Brother AhhDivine Music (Sea/Meditation/Searching) (5LP set) ... LP
Manufactured, 1978/1981/1985. New Copy 5LP ... $89.99 99.99
Three never-issued albums from Brother Ah – the enigmatic musician who may be known best for his work with Sun Ra, and his rare album on Strata East! Both of those moments date from earlier years, though – and past that time, Brother Ah was still working strongly on some amazing musical ideas of his own – work that includes the three albums presented in this package, which together really mark a shift for both Ah and some of his spiritual jazz contemporaries as the 70s moved on! The set begins with the beautiful set The Sea – recorded in 1978, with a long-flowing sound that's quite hypnotic, and very much in the spiritual territory of post-Coltrane material – including work by Trane's wife Alice. Brother Ah plays flute, in these fantastic lines that spin out slowly and echo strongly – amidst a mix of percussion, violin, mbira, bass, and drums – often used in ways that build beautifully, and which provide a great introduction to both the sung and spoken passages – presented by Abena Walker, Jeanean Gibbs, and Nataska Hassan Youssef. Titles include "Nuba", "Far Away", "The Village Drum", "Visoins", and "Africa We Are Your Children". Meditation is from a few years later, and has a different makeup – a sound that's much more spare overall, and which just features Brother Ah on flute, zither, and "nature sounds" – with help from Cleo Jomo Faulks on mbira and gong! The tunes have an earthier feel than you might guess from the album's title – still somewhat meditative, but also more open to the vibes of nature than the space of the studio – with moments that feel more more like the organic sounds of the young Moondog, or maybe some of Alice Coltrane's more home-made moments. Titles include "Stillness", "Spirit World", "Close Your Eyes & See", and "Song Of The Unseen". Last up is Searching – a record from 1985 that maybe moves the spiritual agenda from the political to the personal – that shift towards more interior solutions that some musicians took in the 80s, especially as funding for some kinds of spiritual jazz albums fell by the wayside, and some artists had to adapt to the new age underground. Yet although that shift might be in place here, Brother Ah is still as righteous as ever – just equipped with a slightly different voice – as he works alongside some electronics and percussion from Richard Ashman, and blows trumpet and a variety of flutes, while also handling percussion and harmonica in very spacious ways. The record is more about extended sound textures than individual instrumentation – and titles include "I Am", "Going Within", "Inner Voice", and "Know Thyself". First time release for all three records – presented in a really great package! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches63
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Les BrownComplete Les Brown Vol 3 – January 9, 1939 to April 7, 1939 ... LP
Ajazz, 1939. Sealed ... $4.99
With John Martel, Mel Hurwitz, and Les Kritz on trumpets, Bob Fishel, Frank Ward, and Mort Bullman on trombone, Les Brown on clarinet and alto, Steve Madrick and Herb Muse on alto, Wolfe Taninbaum, Don Hammond, Carl Rand, and sam Bidder on tenor, Billy Rowland on piano, Allan Ruess and Joe Petroni on guitar, Bassie Deters on bass, and Eddie Julian on drums. Vocals by Miriam Shaw and Herb Muse. LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches64
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dave BrubeckTime Outtakes – Previously Unreleased Takes From The Original 1959 Session ... CD
Brubeck Editions, 1959. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Rare material from the sessions for one of the greatest jazz albums ever – the legendary 1959 Time Out album by the Dave Brubeck quartet – expanded here with unreleased outtakes from the recording date, which include two tracks that were not even on the original record! The sound of the group is legendary – the crisp alto of Paul Desmond next to the ever-shifting, always-rhythmic piano of Brubeck – the man who brought modern jazz to the masses – aided with the fantastic bass of Eugene Wright and razor-sharp drum work of Joe Morello – every bit as great here as on the album that was released! The first five tracks are pretty close to the originals, with slight variations – a testament to the well-rehearsed nature of the group – but the added tunes really show the record in formation, as does the extra banter between the band that's included at the end. New titles include "Watusi Jam" and "I'm In A Dancing Mood" – alongside alternate takes of "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Take Five", "Cathy's Waltz", "Three To Get Ready", and "Strange Meadowlark". CD

Partial matches65
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dave BrubeckTime Outtakes – Previously Unreleased Takes From The Original 1959 Session ... LP
Brubeck Editions, 1959. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 25.99
Rare material from the sessions for one of the greatest jazz albums ever – the legendary 1959 Time Out album by the Dave Brubeck quartet – expanded here with unreleased outtakes from the recording date, which include two tracks that were not even on the original record! The sound of the group is legendary – the crisp alto of Paul Desmond next to the ever-shifting, always-rhythmic piano of Brubeck – the man who brought modern jazz to the masses – aided with the fantastic bass of Eugene Wright and razor-sharp drum work of Joe Morello – every bit as great here as on the album that was released! The first five tracks are pretty close to the originals, with slight variations – a testament to the well-rehearsed nature of the group – but the added tunes really show the record in formation, as does the extra banter between the band that's included at the end. New titles include "Watusi Jam" and "I'm In A Dancing Mood" – alongside alternate takes of "Blue Rondo A La Turk", "Take Five", "Cathy's Waltz", "Three To Get Ready", and "Strange Meadowlark". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches66
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ann BurtonBlue Burton (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
A beautifully gentle album from vocalist Ann Burton – recorded with sublime accompaniment from the trio of pianist Louis Van Dyke, a fragile and spare talent on the keys – and a perfect match for Burton on the mood of the album! Ann's vocals really come across with the mature grace that's always made us love her so much – and overall, the session's got a strength that goes far beyond most of her indie albums from later years. Most tunes are extremely spare – with bass stepping out first behind Ann's vocals, as Louis' piano lines sneak in with just a few quiet lines that slowly grow as the tune progresses – all in a style that's neither a cliche of older torch, nor the too-adult mode of more pop jazz vocal albums of the time. Piet Noordjik plays alto sax on a few of the tunes on the set – and titles include "You've Changed", "The Good Life", "Go Away Little Boy", "It's Easy To Remember", "But Not For Me", "He Was Too Good To Me", and "Sunny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing!)

Partial matches67
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gary ByrdPresenting The Gary Byrd Experience (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Get On Down, 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A wicked lost album of righteous funk and poetic knowledge from the great Gary Byrd! Gary began his life as a soul DJ in New York, but by the early 70s, he was using his rich voice to create recordings designed to educate as much as entertain. That said, the album is as funky as it is strident, and innovatively soulful – it's got raw and heavy drums and horns the burst in, but there's also roomier, slinkier grooves created to frame Byrd's voice and mood. The arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and he really delivers. Gary Byrd's storytelling and spoken delivery leads the way, though – righteousness without bitterness, angry yet agreeable – truly brilliant and unique work! Titles include "To You Beautiful Black Sister", "If The People Only Knew (Power To The People)", "Shining Black Prince", "Country Preacher", and "How Long My People" and more. This great 2011 CD edition from Get On Down includes the bonus "Soul Travelin' Pt I (The GBE)" and "Soul Travelin' Pt I (The GBE)". CD

Partial matches68
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Brian CharretteGood Tipper ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Great Hammond work from Brian Charette – served up in a style that's a bit different than most contemporary organ jazz sessions! The tracks here are sometimes short – like the old soul jazz organ singles back in the 60s – and Charette mixes things up nicely with a few great covers of soundtrack and pop moments – a bit like some Jimmy McGriff album on Sue Records! Yet Charette's also got a much wider range of sounds than McGriff ever did – a knowledge of the Hammond that embraces all the changes from Larry Young forward – worked out with a sweet trio that includes either Avi Rothbard or Yotam Silberstein on guitar, and Mark Ferber or Jordan Young on drums. Joe Sucato guests on tenor on the album's one long track – and titles include "The Kicker", "Good Tipper", "Another Quarter", "Standing Still", "You Only Live Twice", "Up Up & Away", and "Time Of The Season". CD

Partial matches69
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ John ColtraneLove Supreme ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1964. Used ... $4.99
Maybe one of the greatest jazz albums of all time – a real breakthrough moment for the legendary John Coltrane, and the blueprint for generations of jazz records to come! Trane was already breaking down plenty of boundaries before Love Supreme – but he knocked it out of the park for the album – which is a full-length suite of spiritual expression, one that gives even greater focus and message to Coltrane's long-spiralling style of soloing on the tenor sax! The group here is the classic quartet – McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – taking Trane up to the heavens on waves of modal energy, but also holding his spirit closer to the planet than on some of later, more outside performances. There's a slight bit of vocalization on the record – that chanted energy that imbues the set with so much love – and movements include "Acknowledgement", "Resolution", "Pursuance", and "Psalm". CD
(Out of print. Digipack has light edgewear.)

Partial matches70
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jerome CooperUnpredictability Of Predictability ... LP
About Time, 1979. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
A great solo performance from Jerome Cooper – not just drums and percussion, but work on flute, balaphone, and other instruments too! Cooper really brings all of his most thoughtful elements into play here – working slowly, and covering space with ideas that really take some time to stretch out and find themselves – then confidently move forward to open up new chapters in the performance – a bit like some of the best early moments of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, but presented here as a solo act! Side one features "The Unpredictability Of Predictability", in four movements – and side two features "Bert The Cat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Please Note – these are in the original shrink wrap which has aged, split and come off, but are still unplayed.)

Partial matches71
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Stanley CowellRegeneration (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
One of the greatest records ever recorded by pianist Stanley Cowell – a leading light on the legendary Strata East label! The album's one of Cowell's most searching, spiritual sets ever – and one of his few to feature a larger ensemble, working with all the righteous currents of the best Strata East years! The group shifts a bit from track to track, giving things a nice sense of variety – and players include Marion Brown on wooden flute, Jimmy Heath on alto and flute, Nadi Quamar on percussion, and Bill Lee on bass – and the set also features some vocals from Charles Fowlkes and Glenda Barnes. Cowell plays some mbira on the classic "Travelin' Man", a beautifully mellow number done with thumb piano and vocals, almost in a Heath Brothers Strata mode – and other tracks include "Lullabye", "Thank You My People", "Trying To Find A Way", and "The Gehmbhre". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

Partial matches72
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Creative Arts EnsembleOne Step Out (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nimbus/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
A great bit of work from the hip LA scene that centered around the Nimbus label at the end of the 70s – a collective who work together here with the same spiritual jazz modes you'd find on labels like Tribe or Strata East! The group features some bigger names from the scene, including some solo Nimbus acts – plus some other overlooked players – a lineup that includes Henry Franklin on bass, George Bohannon on trombone, Wilbert Hemsley on tenor, Dadesi Komolafe on flute, Jeff Clayton on baritone, and Gary Bias on alto and soprano sax. The album's also got some beautiful vocals from BJ Crowley – who co-leads the group, and sings out with a proud righteousness that recalls some of Dee Dee Bridgewater or Jean Carn's early early soul jazz recordings. The tracks are all long and spiraling numbers – never really "out", but in a free searching mode that's a perfect platform for the piano work of the other co-leader, Kaeef Ruzadun. Titles include "One Step Out", "Flashback Of Time", "All Praises Due", and "Stars In Lightyear Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

Partial matches73
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Dam-FunkSTFU II ... CD
Glydezone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Fantastic funk from Dam-Funk – full of heavy bassbits, sweet beats, and plenty of keyboards – all with that stripped-down sound that always helps us focus on the well-chosen elements in his music! The whole thing's instrumental – and relatively spare, but very fulfilling – as the man makes the most with the least, especially with the slowly-evolving bass-heavy moments in the set – more than enough to make the back end of your jeep leap from the speakers, and which should be packaged with a warning not to listen on headphones that are turned up too loud! Titles include "Deeper", "Ladera Heights", "On Code", "Hood Biz", "The Flow", and "Compos Mentis". CD

Partial matches74
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dave DeRoseAgile Experiments Vol 1 ... LP
Dave De Rose Music (UK), 2018. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Really compelling work from the farther reaches of the UK jazz scene – a series of "agile experiments" from drummer Dave DeRose – who works here with other musicians from the scene in a series of unbridled improvisations! The work was created with two guiding principles – the musicians could not discuss or plan their performance together in advance, and they would also play for a full hour, with no breaks at all! The idea grew out of a series of live performances, but then was captured by Dave in the studio – with results that are as varied as the musicians involved. Some selections are very unusual and almost abstract, others have a more familiar free jazz mode – and the ability of DeRose to shift in these spaces is one of the highlights of the set. The first volume includes performances with John Edwards on bass and Dan Nicholls on electronics; Rory Simmons on trumpet and electronics and George Crowley on saxes and effects; Dan Nicholls on electronics and Karl Vanden Bossche on percussion; Tom Challenger on saxes and Colin Somervell on bass; Sam Crowe on Rhodes and effects and Level Nevill Malcolm on bass; and Dario Rossetti Bonell on guitar and effects. LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing, hand-numbered limited edition of 200 copies!)

Partial matches75
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dave DeRoseAgile Experiments Vol 2 ... LP
Dave De Rose Music (UK), 2018. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Really compelling work from the farther reaches of the UK jazz scene – a series of "agile experiments" from drummer Dave DeRose – who works here with other musicians from the scene in a series of unbridled improvisations! The work was created with two guiding principles – the musicians could not discuss or plan their performance together in advance, and they would also play for a full hour, with no breaks at all! The idea grew out of a series of live performances, but then was captured by Dave in the studio – with results that are as varied as the musicians involved. Some selections are very unusual and almost abstract, others have a more familiar free jazz mode – and the ability of DeRose to shift in these spaces is one of the highlights of the set. The second volume features performances with John Edwards on bass and Dan Nicholls on electronics; Rory Simmons on trumpet and electronics and George Crowley on sax and effects; Barnaby Keen on vocals, Nathaniel Keen on guitar, and Colin Somervell on bass; Tom Challenger on saxes and Colin Somervell on bass; Sam Crowe on Rhodes and effects and Level Neville Malcolm on bass; and Ruth Goller on bass and effects, and George Crowley and Josh Arcoleo on saxes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered edition of 300.)

Partial matches76
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Paul DesmondTake Ten (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1963. Used ... $24.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

Partial matches77
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Deuce CoupesHotrodder's Choice ... LP
Del-Fi, 1963. Very Good ... $19.99
The Deuce Coupes may have a hot-rodder's name – but the sound here is surf instrumental all the way through – that hip, twang-heavy mode that put Del-Fi Records at the top of the heap back in the California scene of the early 60s! There's a nice current of fuzz on the guitar at times – which might help make the transition from cleaner surf modes to the rasp of exhaust from a hot rod – but the overall sound is still plenty clean, as the notes ring out from the low end to brighter spots higher up in the spectrum! Back cover comes complete with a glossary of drag racing terms – but this set would be equally at home on the beaches in Malibu, even though titles include "Smooth Stick", "Gear Masher", "Double-A Fueler", "Dawn Patrol", "Hayburner", and "Nite Prowler". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam.)

Partial matches78
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny DoddsSouth Side Chicago Jazz ... CD
Decca, Late 20s. Used ... $9.99
Includes work with Jimmy Blythe's Owls, the Beale Street Washboard Band, and Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards featuring Louis Armstrong, and his own group the Black Bottom Stompers. 16 cuts in all. CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches79
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
DopolariansBond ... CD
Mahakala, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
You might not know the name of the group, but there's plenty of familiar names in the lineup – yet all coming together to build something new and fresh – a set with echoes of a variety of different southern landscapes, recorded and improvised in a studio in New Orleans! This isn't the usual Crescent City jazz, as the vibe here is a mix of freely improvised moments and deeper thematic passages – spread out over three long tracks that work together well as a suite, performed by William Parker on bass, Brian Blade on drums, Chad Fowler on alto, Marc Franklin on trumpet, Christopher Parker on piano, and Kelley Hurt on voice. Titles include "The Bond", "The Emergence", and "The Release". CD

Partial matches80
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lamont DozierLove & Beauty (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A massive album by Lamont Dozier – probably his best ever! Every cut's a winner, and the LP shines with a sharpness and tightness that's missing from some of Lamont's other LPs from the 70s. The songwriting is impeccable – and as the album progresses, you get that eerie "deja vu" feeling you can have when discovering a landmark work for the first time. There's a hint of funk in the mix, but the strongest point is the production – which bowls over the top with a mix of strings, piano, and Lamont's wonderfully honest vocals. Includes the wonderful soul anthem "Don't Leave Me", which comes up again in a very tight instrumental version – plus the tracks "The Picture Will Never Change", "Why Can't We Be Lovers", and "Slipping Away". Great all the way through, and a stunning bit of seventies soul that will have you returning again and again! CD features a massive 10 bonus tracks too – including "Superwoman", "Lady By Day", "I'm Gonna Hijack Ya", "Don't Leave Me Starvin For Your Love (parts 1 & 2)", "Why Can't We Be Lovers (single)", "Let's Get Together", "I'm So Glad (parts 1 & 2)", and "You Took Me From A World Outside". CD

Partial matches81
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Charles EarlandBlack Talk! ... CD
OJC, 1970. Used ... $6.99
A pivotal album in the development of the use of the Hammond organ in jazz – and Charles Earland's first exposure to a large audience! Durign the 60s, Charles was bumping around the Philly scene quite a bit – and recorded some small group indie sides that first gave a glimpse of his unique sound on the organ. But with this record, Earland really broke out wide – and hit a huge audience that made him one of the most in-demand players of the early 70s! The Earland touch is summed up perfectly here – a really fluid approach to the keys that shakes loose the clunkier styles of older Hammond players, and goes for a tightened-up groove that puts equal emphasis on rhythm and melodic improvisation – in a way that's always made Charles' records some of the best jazz dancers to come out of Prestige. Earland has an amazing way of completely transforming a tune – taking a familiar melody, but riffing on it extensively – slowly expanding it through almost modal progressions – until the tune opens up into a long extended jazzy groove! Proof of this is the album's sublime 11 minute version of "More Today Than Yesterday" – a solid stepper that never gets old – and other tunes include "Black Talk", "The Mighty Burner", "Here Comes Charlie", and "Aquarius". Oh, and players include Virgil Jones, Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, and Idris Muhammed – an all-star lineup, but tightly guided by Charles as if they were his own working group! CD

Partial matches82
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Harry Edison & His OrchestraSweets ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... About November 25, 2021 (delayed)
Easy-going Verve swing at its best – the kind of small group session that let a player like Harry "Sweets" Edison shine in a way that he didn't always get to do in a larger group! For this set, Edison's joined by Ben Webster on tenor sax, Barney Kessel on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Alvin Stoller on drums and Joe Mondragon on bass – in a format that features tunes that are a bit shorter than on some of the other Verve swing sides of the time, but still very much with a relaxed and open-ended feel. Titles include several Edison originals – including "Hollering At The Watkins", "Used To Be Basie", "Studio Call", "Opus 711", "K.M. Blues", and "Walkin With Sweets". CD

Partial matches83
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Honeyboy EdwardsWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1969/1971. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Rare work from the legendary Honeyboy Edwards – a blues guitarist who was a key force in helping the music make the transition to an electric mode in the 40s – but an artist whose talents were eclipsed by so many others he worked with at the time! This set's got a real back-to-basics vibe – Edwards captured in a spare setting, in a series of revival recordings done by Adelphi – with a focus on his vocals and guitar that take us right back to his early years working street corners and juke joints. Titles include "Bull Cow Blues 2", "Little Boy Blue", "Love Honeyboy Slow", "Don't Mistreat A Fool", "Howlin Wind", "Meet The Mornin Train", and "Hot Springs Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

Partial matches84
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
ElzhiSeven Times Down Eight Times Up ... LP
Glow365, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 23.99
A wonderfully fully-formed album from Detroit MC Elzhi – a set that's likely to become a key statement from the Motor City underground, given the rich songcraft and production – and help from some other members of the scene! The set begins with a great introduction by Foolish, then moves through tracks that have a great Detroit blend of beats and soul currents – handled by JR Swiftz, and featuring guest work from Monica Blaire and Fes Roc on a few tracks too! But it's clear that Elzhi's the man at the helm – and the record is a really great testament to his rising talents – on tracks that include "Potential", "Earlybird Nightowl", "Guns & Boats", "Thugged Out Zombies", "Hot Winter Cold Summer", "Smoke & Mirrors", "Light One Write One", "Ferndale", "God", and "Master Class". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches85
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Brian EnoAmbient 4 – On Land ... CD
Virgin/EG, 1982. Used ... $8.99
Brian Eno leaves the Airports, and moves On Land – but still keeps things pretty much in the spare sound of the Ambient series! The lineup here features a few more extra musicians – including Michael Beinhorn on synth, Jon Hassell on trumpet, Axel Gros and Michael Brook on guitars, and Bill Laswell on bass – but all players are used sparingly, and the overall sound hardly acknowledges their presence. Daniel Lanois helped in the recording of some of the material – an early moment in his famous partnership with Eno – and the tracks were recorded over the space of 4 years – with occasional glimmers of the British countryside through the hazy atmospherics of Eno's landscape. Titles include "Lizard Point", "Tal Coat", "Shadow", "A Clearing", "Unfamiliar Wind", "Lantern Marsh", and "The Lost Day". CD

Partial matches86
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Coke EscovedoComin' At Ya! ... LP
Mercury (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
Pure brilliance from Coke Escovedo – an artist who really finds a way to make so many different things come together perfectly – with results that are even stronger than his previous work in Azteca and Santana! The set's got a warm blend of Latin roots, modern soul, and jazzy fusion – all produced by the great Pat Gleeson with the same sort of genre-bending care he brought to his own work as a musician! Gleeson makes things smooth and spacey, but never slick – really layering the sound at a level that's somewhere in the Mizell family territory, but with a bit of a different vibe. Coke's percussion is wonderful – and the set features vocals from Errol Knowles, plus backing from The Waters, and guest instrumentation from both Joe Henderson on tenor and Gabor Szabo on guitar. The whole thing's great, and titles include the sublime groover "I Wouldn't Change A Thing", a sweet remake of Willie Bobo's "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries", and the tracks "Back Seat", "Runaway", "Hangin On", "Somebody's Callin", and "Diamond Dust/Vida". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Free Soul anniversary series from Japan!)

Partial matches87
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Oran EtkinGathering Light ... CD
Motema, 2014. Used ... $9.99
Oran Etkin's got a wonderfully angular style to his reeds here – a mix of clarinet, bass clarinet, and tenor – all informed by an approach that's as bold as it is soulful! The style is steeped in tradition at one level, but mighty fresh at another – that mix that you'd find in the work of Don Byron, but warmer and more organic here – at a level that makes the whole thing feel much more personal. Other players include Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, Lionel Loueke on guitar, Ben Allison on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums – and titles include "Takeda", "Scattering Light", "Gambang Suling", "Taxi Dance", "Gratitude", and "Distant Sounds Of Change". CD
(Mark through barcode.)

Partial matches88
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tal FarlowTal Farlow Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the last albums that guitarist Tal Farlow cut for Verve Records – and a beautiful little session that has the dark-tinged tunes of Harold Arlen providing a perfect backdrop for his talents! Tal's a master of tone and timing throughout – and he works with a few different groups on the set – all of which feature Dick Hyman on piano, and tenor and flute from Frank Wess – with other help from Benny Powell on trombone and Charlie Fowlkes on baritone on a few titles too. Titles include great instrumental readings of Harold Arlen classics – including "Blues In The Night", "For Every Man There's A Woman", "Petticoat High", "Lessons In Love", and "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea". CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the "Tal Farlow 100th Anniversary Collection" series!)

Partial matches89
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
5th DimensionStoned Soul Picnic ... LP
Soul City, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
A great leap forward for the 5th Dimension – a record that seems to have better vocals than any of their previous efforts – a strongly soulful quality that moves past just pop, and which hits even deeper territory than before! Jimmy Webb's not in the lineup this time around, but Bones Howe is still fully in charge of the sound – producing and doing part of the arrangements, alongside help from Ray Pohlman, Bob Alcivar, and Bill Holman. Instrumentation's got a dreamy, late 60s LA mode – studio, but plenty darn groovy – thanks to performances from Hal Blaine, Larry Bunker, Tommy Tedesco, and Jimmy Rowles. Titles include the group's hit version of "Stoned Soul Picnic" – plus "California Soul", "Bobbie's Blues", "It's A Great Life", "Sweet Blindness", "Broken Wing Bird", "Good News", and "The Eleventh Song (What A Groovy Day)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a partially split bottom seam.)

Partial matches90
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tommy FlanaganConfirmation ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Lovely lyrical sounds from Tommy Flanagan – a pianist who can be as deft as a bopper, but also bring in some richer currents of soul as well! Case in point is this great album from the late 70s – a time when Flanagan wasn't as much in the recording spotlight as the decade before, but a period when he'd actually matured a lot more as a player – able to step effortlessly between both his inclinations, especially when working with a group this great – a trio that features George Mraz on bass and Elvin Jones on drums! Tommy's got a touch on the keys that's subtle at times, but extremely powerful – a knowledge of notes and colors that's never overstated, but always right on the money. Titles include a great reading of the Tom McIntosh tune "Cup Bearers", plus "Maybe September", "Confirmation", "50 21", and "It Never Entered My Mind". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

Partial matches91
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, & The London Symphony OrchestraPromises ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic record, and one of those cases where the presence of the mighty Pharoah Sanders can really transform the sound of a session! We'll admit that we weren't sure what to expect – but at the core, the record is really a set of duets between Pharoah on tenor and Sam Shepherd on keyboards – a great range that includes Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3, celeste, and acoustic piano – slowly graced by some larger arrangements from the LSO! Yet even with the majesty of the larger group, who come into the proceedings in baby steps, there's a core feeling of intimacy that never goes away – sublimely spiritual sounds from Pharoah on tenor throughout – with phrasing and styles that show us that he hasn't lost an ounce of his talent since his early years on Impulse records. The album's maybe one of the most beautiful things that Sanders has given us in a long time – and that's saying a lot, as he's always pretty great – and the set features the long "Promises" suite, in nine movements – a piece for saxophone, strings, keyboards, and electronics composed by Shepherd. CD

Partial matches92
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, & The London Symphony OrchestraPromises (marble vinyl pressing) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 28.99 On December 10, 2021
A fantastic record, and one of those cases where the presence of the mighty Pharoah Sanders can really transform the sound of a session! We'll admit that we weren't sure what to expect – but at the core, the record is really a set of duets between Pharoah on tenor and Sam Shepherd on keyboards – a great range that includes Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3, celeste, and acoustic piano – slowly graced by some larger arrangements from the LSO! Yet even with the majesty of the larger group, who come into the proceedings in baby steps, there's a core feeling of intimacy that never goes away – sublimely spiritual sounds from Pharoah on tenor throughout – with phrasing and styles that show us that he hasn't lost an ounce of his talent since his early years on Impulse records. The album's maybe one of the most beautiful things that Sanders has given us in a long time – and that's saying a lot, as he's always pretty great – and the set features the long "Promises" suite, in nine movements – a piece for saxophone, strings, keyboards, and electronics composed by Shepherd. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited marble vinyl pressing with 12 x 12 insert. Indie store exclusive!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, December 10.
Also available Promises ... CD 13.99

Partial matches93
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Fabio Frizzi/Walter Rizzati & Alessandro BlonksteinerLucio Fulci's Gates Of Hell Trilogy (City Of The Living Dead/The Beyond/House By The Cemetery) (3CD set) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1980/1981. New Copy 3CD ... $44.99 49.99
Three Italian horror classics – packaged here in a single set! First up is Fabio Frizzi's score for Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi/City Of The Living Dead – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was one of the true masters of Italian horror! The sounds here are a mix of electric and acoustic elements – but the latter are often played in offbeat ways that they really sound electric – making for a moody mix of music that goes way beyond the usual spare slasher keyboards! A few numbers use wordless vocals, while others have nicely stepping strings – and a beefier bassline comes into play on a few standout funk tracks as well. Titles include "Toward Dawn", "Fatti Misteriosi", "Apoteosi Del Mistero", "Occhi Di Brace", and "Verso L'Alba". Next is Frizzi's Beyond/E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore L'Aldila – a very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John Carpenter helped usher in – with lots of crashing piano lines, atonal guitar parts, and weird descending chords that feel like they're going to suck you into the deep! There's some very nice and sparing use of synthesizer within the score – just the right bit to add a creepy edge, but maybe not as much as on other synth-heavy soundtracks from the time – and titles include "Voci Dal Nulla", "Oltre La Soglia", "Suono Aperto", "Verso L'Ignoto", and "Giro Di Blues". Walter Rizzati's score for Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero/House By The Cemetery has lots of keyboards – in a spare, spooky soundtrack from the early 80s Italian horror scene – a blood-dripping masterpiece from director Lucio Fulcio! Walter Rizzati's music here is heavy on the kinds of electric touches you'd hear from both Goblin or John Carpenter – and often paced at a level that's somewhere between the pair – not as jamming as Goblin, but a bit fuzzier than Carpenter – a blend that makes for some really wonderful numbers that are plenty creepy here on their own – even away from the images on the screen! There's plenty of great bits that creep up on you slowly – and others that jump mercilessly from dark corners – on titles that include "Quella Villa", "I Remember", "Incontro", "Blonk Monster", "Verso Il Terrore", "Voci Dal Terrore", "Tema Bambino", and "Chi Sta Arrivando". CD

Partial matches94
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ FunkadelicMaggot Brain ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1971. Used ... $11.99
Amazing stuff – and arguably the greatest early Funkadelic album ever! The set moves past the simple fuzzy style of the group's debut, and the overly-stoned sound of Free Your Mind – and rockets into a heady funk style that's filled with sly social commentary and an incredibly dark vision of the future! The centerpiece of the album is the mindblowing "Maggot Brain" title track – a tune that begins with a chilling spoken intro, then slowly builds amidst washes and washes of post-Hendrix guitar. That cut then rolls into some shorter, funkier numbers that rank with some of the group's best ever – using the device of party-hearty energy to convey a sense of alienation and horror at the world. The whole thing's brilliant throughout – and apart from being a soul classic, the set should also rank as one of the greatest rock albums of all time! Titles include "Maggot Brain", "Super Stupid", "Back in Our Minds", "Can You Get to That", and "Wars of Armageddon". CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches95
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Steve GaddGadditude ... CD
BFM Jazz, 2013. Used ... $8.99
Steve Gadd on drums – with Walt Fowler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Larry Goldings on keys, Michael Landaue on guitars, and Jimmy Johnson on bass. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

Partial matches96
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Stan GetzStan Getz & The Cool Sounds ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1953/1954/1955. New Copy ... About November 24, 2021 (delayed)
An odd little album in the Stan Getz catalog of the 50s – not just because of the cheesy cover and title, but also because it features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool sounds" title of the record – in that they feature Getz with the west coast lineup of Loy Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – heard more famously on Stan's West Coast album of the same time. But other sides feature a different grouping – with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass, and Max Roach on drums – offering up a different side of the west coast altogether. And still others take things back to more of an east coast modern style – by featuring either Tony Fruscella on trumpet or Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, in groups with John Williams on piano. The mix of material makes for a nicely-rounded portrait of Getz's talents in the mid 50s years – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Nobody Else But Me", "Serenade In Blue", "Of Thee I Sing", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Blue Bells", "Roundup Time", "Rustic Hop", and "A Handful Of Stars". CD

Partial matches97
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gary GiddinsBing Crosby – Swinging On A Star – The War Years 1940 to 1946 (hardcover) ... Book
Little Brown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 40.00
Gary Giddins' great second chapter in the career of Bing Crosby – handled with all the same detail and deep knowledge of the music as the first volume – and continuing this much-needed look at one of the most important figures in pop music during the 20th Century! Crosby helped forge the way forward for artists in so many genres to come – and the years of World War Two were a crucial part of this process – as Bing exploded with international stardom, representing hope and opportunity at a new musical level, while also acting as a cultural ambassador for the US too. The book is a very hefty 724 pages – as hefty as the first – and is hardcover, with a fair bit of images in sections in the middle. Book
(Spine has a small remainder mark.)

Partial matches98
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dana GillespieDeep Pockets ... CD
Ace (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Strong new work from Dana Gillespie – a British singer, but one who's always had a love of American roots in her music – way back to when she was just performing as a schoolgirl back in the 60s! Yet somehow along the way, Dana didn't always get the setting that her voice deserved – sometimes records that were too polished, or to commercial – which is definitely not the case here – as Gillespie sings in this moody, mature vibe that really fits her look on the cover – given small group backing headed up by guitarist Jake Zaitz, who also co-produced the record, and wrote most of the songs with Dana too. The whole thing's great – understated, in a way that maybe even brings out more magic in Dana's vocals than she had back in the day – on titles that include "Putting My Dreams On Hold", "Howling Howling", "The Truth About Lying", "We Share The Same Sky", "Beat Of My Own Drum", and "Back In The Day". CD

Partial matches99
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Philip GlassKoyaanisqatsi ... CD
Antilles, 1983. Used ... $8.99
One of the first film scores ever done by Philip Glass – and a sublime batch of music that exposed his genius to a whole world who'd never heard him before! The music builds in a beautifully minimal way – with rumbling organ and orchestral themes at the beginning, which slowly evolve into brilliantly streaming lines of repeating notes played on keyboards, reeds, and strings – building in a gradual way, but with really subtle power – and occasional voices that come into the blend to push the whole thing even further. Completely amazing – and still one of our favorite records by the legendary composer! CD
(Out of print, slight crease through traycard artwork.)

Partial matches100
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Global Village Trucking CompanySmiling Revolution (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Caroline/Esoteric (UK), 1974. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
The one and only album ever issued by this really unique UK group – a set that didn't even come out until after the combo had broken up in the mid 70s! Global Village Trucking Company have a long name that echoes the spirit of the Cali scene – and like some of the Marin County groups, they've got urban roots, but mostly rehearse and hang out in the country – in styles that evolve past earlier folk and blues influences, to a nicely collaborative, sometimes-jamming style that has a very easygoing vibe. The sound is great – like one of those early 70s groups recorded by Capitol or Columbia who never got a big push from the label – and titles include "Lasga's Farm", "Skytrain", "Smiling Revolution", "Down In The Lowlands", "Watch Out There's A Mind About", "Love Your Neighbour", and "On The Judgement Day". 2CD version features lots of bonus tracks – titles that include "Love Will Find A Way", "Earl Stoneham The Gunslinger", "You're A Floozy Madame Karma", "Everybody Needs A Good Friend", "It Ain't No Apple Pie", and "Pebbles". CD
 
 
 



⇑ Top