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PerceptionMestari ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
A really amazing album from a French free jazz group who are really finding their way forward – issued in 1973, but already very different from most of the initial post-1968 recordings on the Parisian scene! The album features a concert recording, with three very long-spun tracks by the quartet – amazing improvisatory energy flowing between the bass if Didier Levallet, the drums of Jean My Truong, the electric piano and clavinet of Siegfried Kessler, and the mix of piccolo, bass clarinet, tenor, and sopranino sax of Jeff Seffer – who also blows this very cool "malabar" reed instrument of his own creation! Both Kessler and Seffer are completely off the hook – and it's great to hear electric keys used in this way on a free jazz recording – bold and very sinister. Titles include "Mestari", "Trabla Air", and "Chott Djerid". LP, Vinyl record album

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PerceptionPerception ... LP
Futura/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
The amazing first album from Perception – a French avant-jazz group that you might recognize from other performances from some of its members – a quartet lineup that includes Siefried Kessler on acoustic and electric piano, Didier Levallet on bass, Jean My Truong on drums, and Jeff Seffer on soprano, tenor, and bass clarinet! The style here is a bold step forward from the French free modes of the BYG/Actual recordings in 1969 – still very open, expressive, and improvised – but maybe given a bit more structure at times through the chunky use of the bass and drums, which is then echoed by Kessler on the keys, especially when he's electric – although at other moments the pianist can spin out with strong lines that rival the freedoms of Cecil Taylor! Seffer is amazing too – a player that we wish we knew more of, as his work on the record is tremendous, especially on tenor – really giving full depth to tunes that include "Debora", "Enitram", "Narcisse", "Chirato", and "Phenobarbital". LP, Vinyl record album

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PerceptionPerception & Friends ... LP
Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
The rare second album from French free jazz combo Perception – a quartet who are already feeling such strengths that they decided to add a few other musicians to their lineup! As before, the performance by the core quartet is amazing – really strong, solid work on keyboards and piano from Siegfried Kessler – an artist who uses the electric instrumentation in a way that ties some slight fusion colors to the proceedings, even though the music is clearly improvised jazz through and through. And reedman Jeff Seffer is fantastic too – using bass clarinet, soprano, and tenor with such bold direction that the guest horns seem to be working very hard to keep up. Bassist Didier Levallet is a rock-solid part of the group – and also most likely the guiding force behind their creative vision – and Jean My Truong handles the drums with a boldly creative frenzy. Titles include "Colima", "Le Horla", "The Outsider", "Mamelai", and "Adeqxi/Ville D'Avril". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PerceptionLive At Le Stadium ... CD
Souffle Continu (France), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Unreleased live work from this fantastic French group of the 70s – a free jazz quartet, but one with a key difference – and that difference is the Fender Rhodes of Siegfried Kessler! Kessler's a monster on both electric and acoustic piano – which he uses on the set as well – and both instruments are played with a fierce frenzy that really shapes the action – bold, blocky, and very chunky – while reedman Jeff Seffer wails away on bass clarinet, soprano, sopranino, and tenor saxes! Rhythm is nice and bold too – Didier Levallet on acoustic bass, but recorded with this raspy, dark-toned style – and the great Jacques Thollot on drums. Titles include "Ville D'Avril", "Chott Djerid/Hymnus", Adexqi", "Stadium Exchanges", and "Un Coq D'Amailloux". CD

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Art FarmerPerception ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1961. Used ... $14.99
An amazingly beautiful set of tracks from Art Farmer – playing here with superb accompaniment from a young Harold Mabern on piano, in a laidback quartet format that really lets Art open up! Art's playing is fresh and creative throughout – never too over the top, and always blown with that subtle genius that he was bringing to his work in the 60s – a pure exercise in understatement, with a quality that seems to make the notes fall out of the air by themselves. Rhythm is by Tommy Williams on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums – and the choice of material includes Tom McIntosh's great composition "The Day After", plus Art's "Punsu" and "Kayin" – and versions of "Change Partners", "Blue Room", and "Nobody's Heart". CD
(Out of print, 1997 Japanese pressing – includes obi, which has some wear.)

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Dave PikeDoors of Perception ... CD
Vortex (Japan), 1970. Used ... $19.99
Groovily tripped-out work from vibist Dave Pike – and one of the few American albums that matches the experimental sound of his work for MPS! The session's often quite free and open – in a way that not only uses odd instrumental combinations and arrangements, but which also features some offbeat production by Herbie Mann that further abstracts the sound! Elements of Pike's earlier work shine through in a few of the more straightforward groovers, but his new European-endowed sense of hipness wins in the end – thanks to a good deal of modal grooves, psychedelic elements, and even a bit of fuzzy Fender bass! Other players include Lee Konitz on alto sax, Don Friedman on piano, Chuck Israel on bass (electric and acoustic), and Eddie Daniels on tenor and clarinet – and titles include "Free Improvisation", "The Drifter", "Ballad", "The Doors Of Perception", and "Anticipation". CD
(Out of print, 2013 pressing with 24bit mastering – includes obi.)

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TelescopesAltered Perception (180 gram colored vinyl) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Space Age (UK), 2004. New Copy 2LP ... On August 29, 2020
(Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on August 29, September 26 and October 24 only if it is safe and responsible to open the store, with Covid-19 shelter in place orders no longer in place. Items will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online after 12pm Central on release day.) LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Larry YoungLawrence Of Newark ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Incredible stuff from the jazz underground of Newark! This is one of the rarest albums ever recorded by jazz organist Larry Young – cut for the tiny Perception label during the early 70s, and featuring some of the cream of the New Jersey jazz underground. The album's got playing that bridges a number of Young's different styles – from his straighter soul jazz work at Blue Note, to his harder jamming with Santana and John McLaughlin, to his more fusion oriented albums for Arista. James Blood Ulmer's on guitar, but there's also a large ensemble of excellent players, and lots of other percussion and cool instrumentation that really gives the album an "out there" sound! Titles include "Sunshine Fly Away", "Saudia", "Hello Your Quietness", and "Khalid Of Space". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eight MinutesNext Time He'll Be Good/I Can't Wait ... 7-inch
Perception, 1972. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James MoodyHeritage Hum ... LP
Perception, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While not as all-out funky as some of the other Perception jazz LPs from the time (including Moody's own The Teachers), this one's got a great slinking groove to it, and features nice playing by Michael Longo, who was also in Dizzy's funky 70s group at the time. Eddie Jefferson sings vocals on a hilarious version of "Pennies From Heaven", and other titles include "Heritage Hum", "Road Runner", "Soul Searching", and "Travel On". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Larry YoungLawrence Of Newark ... LP
Perception, 1973. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Incredible stuff from the jazz underground of Newark! This is one of the rarest albums ever recorded by jazz organist Larry Young – cut for the tiny Perception label during the early 70s, and featuring some of the cream of the New Jersey jazz underground. The album's got playing that bridges a number of Young's different styles – from his straighter soul jazz work at Blue Note, to his harder jamming with Santana and John McLaughlin, to his more fusion oriented albums for Arista. James Blood Ulmer's on guitar, but there's also a large ensemble of excellent players, and lots of other percussion and cool instrumentation that really gives the album an "out there" sound! Titles include "Sunshine Fly Away", "Saudia", "Hello Your Quietness", and "Khalid Of Space". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear with clear tape along the top seam.)
Also available Lawrence Of Newark ... LP 11.99
 
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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieSoul & Salvation ... LP
Tribute, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A fantastic bit of late 60's funk, and a surprisingly slammin' record from Dizzy! The album's got tight, hard, choppy funk arrangements from Ed Bland – who went onto to do some great work at the Perception label – and the group features James Moody blowing hard lean funky solos right next to Diz, in the way that he'd do on some of his own funk work from the same time. The record is wonderful all the way through – killer heavy drums, heavy electric bass, searing sax solos from Diz and Moody – all produced with a mad mad full-on funk sound that will make your jaw drop! Titles include "Blue Chuchifrito", "Chicken Giblets", "Rutabega Pie", "The Fly Fox", "Stomped & Wasted" and "Casbah Melon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elvin Jones, Clark Terry, James Moody & OthersSummit Meeting ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A great session of all-star work by artists who were recording for Vanguard Records in the 70s – a crack lineup that features Elvin Jones on drums, James Moody on tenor, Clark Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn, Roland Prince on guitar, and Bunky Green on alto sax! The group also gets some non all-star help on rhythm from Albert Dailey on piano and keyboards, Angel Allende on percussion, and David Williams on bass – players who really help flesh out the groove, and keep things from just being more in an old school blowing session style. The great Ed Bland produced, and clearly had a hand in the overall sound – as there's moments here that recall his work for Perception Records – and tunes include a great one by Bland, and two more by Green – titles that include "Moody Magic", "Blues For Clark", "Summit Song", "Jones", and "Tee Pee Music". CD

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✨✧ Phil UpchurchFeeling Blue ... LP
Milestone, 1967. Sealed ... $9.99
Probably the best jazz album that Phil Upchurch ever cut! Phil plays in two settings here – one with a funky large group, arranged and conducted by Ed Bland (who did a lot of the work for Perception records in the early 70s) – the other with a quintet that includes Wynton Kelly, Richard Davis, Jimmy Cobb, and Montego Joe! To our ears, the best stuff's the large group material, because Upchurch's years of studio work seem to come to the forefront as he wails with the large arrangements – but the quartet material's also pretty darn great, as Phil rarely got a chance to play in such a tight small combo jazz setting, and Montego Joe's conga work really grooves those tunes up nicely as well! Tracks include "Feeling Blue", "Stop & Listen", "Muscle Soul", "Israel", and "Subaceous Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Audio Clarity reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ Fatback BandKeep On Steppin' ... LP
Event/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the last really hard-hitting funk album from The Fatback Band – and although their first record on the Event label, a set that cooks every bit as hard as their first few for Perception! The style here is funky 45 soul at its best – lots of hard crackling drums, funky rumpling bass, and enough choppy guitar to level a whole forest in one swoop! Lyrics are part of most numbers, but they're often in the bad-rapping or call and response mode of the People Music album – except for a few sweeter numbers which also sound pretty nice too! "Keep On Stepping" is a great little funky number – as are "Wicky Wacky", "Mr. Bass Man", and "New York Style". We also love the sweet soul track "Love", which has some great vocals, a great hook, and which sounds like a tune from their Feel My Soul LP! Other tracks include "Can't Stop The Flame", "Feeling", and "Breaking Up With Someone You Love Is Hard To Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Four M CompanyFour M Company ... LP
Family Groove, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare set of work from the Chicago scene of the late 70s – never issued at the time, and a great addition to the legacy of Windy City soul! The group was formed by David and Wendel Sudduth of the Eight Minutes – a kiddie-soul band who'd recorded earlier in the decade for Perception Records, in a mode that's very different than this set – which is to the Eight Minutes what later Keni Burke and Stairsteps records were to the Five Stairsteps! The quality of these tracks is great – and there's a few mellower numbers that are completely sublime, and which really show these guys as way more than just a funk band trying to cut a few dance tracks – as do some of the message-oriented lyrics in the music. The whole thing was recorded at the PS Studios – where more than a few great 70s Chicago sessions were cut – and titles include "Live To Be Someone", "Sugarfree", "All My Love", "Searching For The Truth", "You're Not Functioning", and "Awaking". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 hand-stamped copies.)
 
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✨✧ VariousTimeless' Finest Jazz – Compiled By Kindred Spirits ... CD
Dopeness Galore/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Righteous grooves from a slightly unlikely source – Holland's Timeless label, always a fine outlet for mainstream jazz, but not always as well known for soulful and funky work! This set more than corrects any staid perceptions of the label, and does a great job of digging through the Timeless catalog to pull out tunes with a strong appeal for ears tuned on the modern groove scene – soul jazz numbers, bossa tracks, and a few rolling modal anthems that recall the power and brilliance of mid 70s American work on labels like Muse or Inner City. All tracks are longish, and filled with great spirit and life – and there's echoes here of earlier experiments on Impulse, reworked slightly with a European vibe and a tighter feel overall. Titles include "Dannielle" by Eddie Marshall, "Articulation" and "The Gift" by Rodney Jones, "Times Past" by Benny Golson, "Vera Cruz" and "Ponteio" by Batida, "Sayanara Blues" by The Bronx Horns, "Moon Child" and "Africa" by Pharoah Sanders, "Aquelas Coisas Todas" by Samba Trio, "Boland" by Woody Shaw, and "Rise Of Atlantis" by Carter Jefferson. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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