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✨✧ Reel PeopleRetroflection ... LP
Reel People (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from Reel People – and warmly collaborative, too – thanks to contributions from Mica Paris, Angie Stone, Navasha Daya, Omar, Tony Momrelle, and a host of others! Reel People have always given us fantastic grooves – classic club-styled cuts, but with a lean modern vibe – and the presence of these super-strong singers really pushes things over the top – maybe even making the record the best we've ever heard from the peeps! There's plenty of warmth in the instrumentation – jazzy touches, sweet gliding rhythms, and a vibe that easily has Reel People filling a space on the London scene that's been a bit empty over the past few years – right up there with the best territory once traversed by Incognito or Brand New Heavies. Titles include "Don't Stop The Music", "I Want To Thank You", "Thinking About Your Love", "Keep It Up", "I'm In Love", "Buttercup", "Always There", and "Can We Pretend". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Reel PeopleRetroflection ... CD
Reel People (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from Reel People – and warmly collaborative, too – thanks to contributions from Mica Paris, Angie Stone, Navasha Daya, Omar, Tony Momrelle, and a host of others! Reel People have always given us fantastic grooves – classic club-styled cuts, but with a lean modern vibe – and the presence of these super-strong singers really pushes things over the top – maybe even making the record the best we've ever heard from the peeps! There's plenty of warmth in the instrumentation – jazzy touches, sweet gliding rhythms, and a vibe that easily has Reel People filling a space on the London scene that's been a bit empty over the past few years – right up there with the best territory once traversed by Incognito or Brand New Heavies. Titles include "Don't Stop The Music", "I Want To Thank You", "Thinking About Your Love", "Keep It Up", "I'm In Love", "Buttercup", "Always There", and "Can We Pretend". CD

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VariousTropical Tricks EP ... 12-inch
Cree (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover)... $19.99 24.99
Rare Caribbean grooves, remixed with just a slight dose of contemporary elements – yet still sounding very much like the warm originals that the Cree label has been uncovering over the years! The choice of mixers is great – and most tracks are slightly picked up in groove, but not too much – with a strong sensitivity to the best elements that make the originals shine, expanded out just a bit more. Titles include "Music Makes The World Go Round (Al Kent edit)" by Hamilton Brothers, "I Believe (Waxist edit)" by Zodiac featuring Denyse Plummer, "Beat The Drum (Keshav's jus now rework)" by Mansa Musa, and "All Nite Tonight (Nomad's reel to realness mix)" by Barbara Hernandez. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousWonder Of Stevie 3 – Presented By DJ Spinna ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s/2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.99
An incredible collection of Stevie Wonder cover versions – different versions of familiar tunes, but ones that really manage to sparkle with all the righteous soul of the Stevie himself! It's been over a decade since DJ Spinna brought us the last version of his Wonder Of Stevie series – and during that time, he's managed to come up with a huge amount of great tracks that make the whole thing go way way deeper than before – not just cuts that copy the Wonder mode, but which seem to draw strong inspiration from its genius, and really soar to the skies! Much of the music here resonates with a charm that's located around the years of albums like Music Of My Mind and Innervisions, with all the jazzy currents that might imply – and some cuts are 70s vintage, others are more contemporary. Titles include "Bird Of Beauty" by US Atlantic First Navy Show Band, "It's My Pleasure" by Billy Preston, "Love's In Need Of Love Today" by John Minnis Big Bone Band, "As" by Tony Sherman, "Buttercup" by Jackson 5, "Have A Talk With God" by East St Louis Gospelettes, "Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me" by Quincy Jones, "Golden Lady" by Reel People with Tony Momrelle, "If You Don't Love Me" by GC Cameron, "If She Breaks Your Heart Again" by Foreign Exchange, "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing" by Black Sugar, "Go Home" by Jrod Indigo, and "Make My Water Boil" by David Ruffin. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tim BuckleyLady Give Me Your Key – The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions ... LP
Future Days, 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost treasure for any fan of Tim Buckley – material from two different sessions recorded in 1967, both of which include a few songs that never appeared elsewhere! As the title implies, the recordings here are acoustic – mostly with guitar and Buckley's vocals very much upfront in the mix, at a level that traces an even deeper line back to folk music – but which, throughout, is always graced by that amazing sense of phrasing that made Tim unlike any of his contemporaries! The stripped-down setting is a fantastic one for his vocals – which are possibly even more mindblowing without any sort of studio arrangement or fancy production. Material comes from one rare reel-to-reel tape, only recently discovered – and a rare acetate of another session – and the sound quality for both is great. The package comes with detailed notes on the material, and an in-depth interview with co-lyricism Larry Beckett – and titles include "Sixface", "Contact", "Pleasant Street", "Lady Give Me Your Key", "Once Upon A Time", "Marigold", "Carnival Song", "She's Back Again", and "I Can't Leave You Lovin Me". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousSouthern Journey Vol 1 – Voices From The American South – Blues, Ballads, Hymns, Reels, Shouts, Chanteys & Work Songs ... CD
Rounder, 1959/1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Bessie Jones, Hobart Smith, Sid Hemphill & Lucius Smith, Vera Ward Hall, Fred McDowell, Bright Light Quartet, Neil Morris, Sidney Carter, Ollie Gilbert, Almeda Riddle & more – part of the Alan Lomax collection! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jon HendricksFreddie Freeloader ... CD
Denon, 1990. Used ... $2.99
One of the last great records ever cut by Jon Hendricks – one of our favorite singers of all time! The album's a bit of a "tour de force" – with Hendricks singing alongside a host of famous jazz musicians and vocalists, working in an all star setting that's sometimes too good for its own good, but at other times works magically! The best moments are those when Jon actually takes the lead himself, singing in that warm, raspy, honest style that's always made him the kind of a singer that brings meaning to lyrics that always leave us cold from other vocalists. The album's got a wonderful re-reading of the Italian classic "Estate", redone here with English lyrics as "In Summer" – and one of Hendricks finest moments on record! Other tracks include "Listen To Monk", "Sugar", "Freddie Freeloader", "High As A Mountain", "Trinkle Tinkle", and "The Finer Things In Life" – and players include Tommy Flanagan, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine, and Al Jarreau. CD

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✨✧ Jack To The Lost Chicago ReelsCassette A – Edward Get Down Crosby Hot Mix 5, One Hour Hot Mix Tape, Deep House/Hot Mix Tape (8-16-91) Regular Mix + Mini Mix ... Cassette
Still Music, 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic selection of vintage house music tracks – as mixed live by some of Chicago's most legendary DJs from the early days! The series brings together work from a selection of lost tapes that were uncovered in the collection of a club DJ whose work was important to the growth of house music back in the 80s – and some of the mixes were done for Chicago radio, and others were done for local parties on the scene! Each tape is like taking a time machine back into the past – to a time when us Chicagoans could flip on the radio every night, and hear music history in the making. Sure, New York had DJ Red Alert and some great hip hop radio – but this is what we were enjoying at the time! Cassette

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✨✧ Jack To The Lost Chicago ReelsCassette C – Edward Get Down Crosby Hot Mix 5 Mini Mix/Joe Magic ... Cassette
Still Music, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic selection of vintage house music tracks – as mixed live by some of Chicago's most legendary DJs from the early days! The series brings together work from a selection of lost tapes that were uncovered in the collection of a club DJ whose work was important to the growth of house music back in the 80s – and some of the mixes were done for Chicago radio, and others were done for local parties on the scene! Each tape is like taking a time machine back into the past – to a time when us Chicagoans could flip on the radio every night, and hear music history in the making. Sure, New York had DJ Red Alert and some great hip hop radio – but this is what we were enjoying at the time! Cassette

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Jimmy GreeneFlowers – Beautiful Life Vol 2 ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. Used ... $9.99
A huge step forward in music for saxophonist Jimmy Greene – an artist who's still reeling from the loss of his daughter, who was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 – but who's turning his grief and sorrow into some of the richest music he's ever recorded! The feel here is even deeper than the first volume dedicated to Green's daughter – original songs that burst out with so much life and energy, we're held rapt right from the very first note – almost never mired in the sort of melancholy you might expect from such an experience, and instead ready to set a new fire to light the way ahead! Greene plays tenor, soprano, alto, and baritone – and other musicians include Kevin Hayes on Rhodes and piano, Mike Moreno on guitar, Renee Rosnes on piano, Ben Williams and John Patitucci on bass, and Jeff Tain Watts and Otis Brown III on drums. Titles include "Fun Circuits", "Second Breakfast", "Flowers", "Stanky Leg", "Big Guy", "Amantes", and "Thirty Two". CD
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Gerrit Hatcher/Peter Maunu/Julian KirshnerRaven & The Dove ... CD
Julian Kirshner, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
The cover's a bit disorienting, and the music is too – sounds from a trio that can change things up quickly, and move their instruments in ways that sometimes have us trying to figure out who's doing what! The trio features Gerrit Hatcher on tenor, Julian Kirshner on drums and percussion, and Peter Maunu on guitar, violin, and mandolin – all instruments that are used way past their conventional limits on this set of freely-improvised music! Titles include "Plaice", "Nature Near", "Cold Seeps", and "Honey Is Flowing In All Directions". CD

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Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, et alColeman Hawkins All Stars At Newport ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $6.99
Three great horn players with plenty of space to solo freely – working together on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! The combo's one put together for the date, but they groove together nicely – rhythm by the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and top-line solo work from Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, and the great Pete Brown on alto! The album may well be one of Brown's last appearances on Verve, and his work from the 50s is always a treat – and he gets in an especially nice solo on a version of "Day By Day". Other tracks include "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me", "Moonglow", "Embraceable You", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Coleman Hawkins All Stars At Newport ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Charles MingusCumbia & Jazz Fusion ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of the most enigmatic albums that Charles Mingus ever recorded – especially in his later years! The set features two very long tracks done by Mingus for use in a film about cocaine traffic between New York and Columbia – but considering the nature of the music, and the freely exploratory style, both numbers here stand very well on their own! Although touched with some of the Latin influences you might expect from the title, the sounds are often darker and more brooding than, say, the Mingus style on the classic Tijuana Moods set. And instead, there's a very serious soundtrack-like vibe going on through most of the set – larger jazz orchestrations used to beautifully underscore subtle themes, and breakout solo moments from players who include Mauricio Smith on flute, Paul Jeffrey on tenor sax, Jack Walrath on trumpet, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone. The album also features a fair bit of added percussion – and features two long tracks, "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" and "Music For Todo Modo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell SextetSound (Stu Black analog mix – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Delmark, 1966. Used ... $9.99
One of the first bold statements to come from Chicago's AACM underground of the 60s – a tremendous debut effort from the young Roscoe Mitchell! The album's got a "sense of the new" feel that's as gripping as anything recorded by ESP or Impulse around the same time – a rule-breaking, freely-creative approach to jazz that builds strongly off the changes already wrought by Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, and Archie Shepp! The format is somewhat like the Art Ensemble Of Chicago at times – with measured horn work from Mitchell on alto, clarinet, and recorder, Maurice McIntyre on tenor, Lester Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Lester Lashley on trombone (as well as a bit of cello). Some tracks – like the brilliant "Sound" – offer a slow-building exploration of tones and textures – while others, like the blues-joke "Little Suite", or the harmelodic "Ornette", show a wry sense of humor that would become a Chicago avant hallmark as the years went on! CD features bonus alternate takes on "Sound" and "Ornette" – over 30 minutes more music. This CD features the Stu Black analog mix – on CD for the first time. CD
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Also available Sound (Stu Black analog mix – with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Roscoe Mitchell SextetSound (Stu Black analog mix – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Delmark, 1966. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
One of the first bold statements to come from Chicago's AACM underground of the 60s – a tremendous debut effort from the young Roscoe Mitchell! The album's got a "sense of the new" feel that's as gripping as anything recorded by ESP or Impulse around the same time – a rule-breaking, freely-creative approach to jazz that builds strongly off the changes already wrought by Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, and Archie Shepp! The format is somewhat like the Art Ensemble Of Chicago at times – with measured horn work from Mitchell on alto, clarinet, and recorder, Maurice McIntyre on tenor, Lester Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Lester Lashley on trombone (as well as a bit of cello). Some tracks – like the brilliant "Sound" – offer a slow-building exploration of tones and textures – while others, like the blues-joke "Little Suite", or the harmelodic "Ornette", show a wry sense of humor that would become a Chicago avant hallmark as the years went on! CD features bonus alternate takes on "Sound" and "Ornette" – over 30 minutes more music. This CD features the Stu Black analog mix – on CD for the first time. CD
Also available Sound (Stu Black analog mix – with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Mostly Other People Do The KillingBlue ... CD
Hot Cup, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of the greatest records we've heard so far from this ultra-hip ensemble – the group's own version of the classic Miles Davis album Kind Of Blue – played in track by track sequence, but with a lot of the group's own flavors on the solos, even though they follow the originals very strongly too! The tracks are all long and wonderful – and done in a style that's quite faithful to the original, but as a way of showing these guys' continuing commitment to working jazz roots into their freely expressive music – a path that's taken them through a run of music from Ornette Coleman to trad jazz, before landing them here at Miles Davis! Peter Evans handles trumpet – quite a heady role, but done well – and Jon Irabagon blows both the alto and tenor sax parts, alongside Ron Stabinsky on piano, Moppa Elliott on bass, and Kevin Shea on drums. Titles include – of course – "So What", "Freddie Freeloader", "All Blues", "Blue In Green", and "Flamenco Sketches". CD

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✨✧ Giuseppi LoganGiuseppi Logan Quartet ... LP
ESP, 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Freely improvised work from a very unusual group – one that features multi-instrumentalist Giuseppi Logan on a host of reeds, Milford Graves on drums and tabla, Don Pullen on piano, and Eddie Gomez on bass – stepping out here in a rare avant session! The album's a real standout in the ESP catalog – not only because it marks the recording debut of both Logan and Pullen, and the rare appearance of Gomez on such a session – but also because it's got a freewheeling quality that's even more outside and open-ended than some of the other work on the label! Logan plays alto, tenor, Pakistani oboe, bass clarinet, and flute – all with sounds that often veer towards the East, and which show a bit of an Indian music influence in the way the tunes are put together. Titles include "Dance of Satan", "Tabla Suite", "Dialogue", "Bleecker Partita", and "Taneous". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with Bell Sound stamp, in the textured paste-on cover with Riverside address. Missing the insert. Cover has a small center split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ MulatuAfro Latin Soul Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Worthy/Strut (UK), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of rare albums from the legendary Mulatu Astatke – back to back on a single CD! First up is Afro Latin Soul Vol 1 – pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes in the mix, and lots of percussion at the bottom! The record is a treasure throughout – other-worldly, yet still very hip and swinging – a mysterious bridge between Latin America and Africa, suspended on waves of wonderful sound! Titles include "Shagu", "Mascaram Setaba", "Almaz", "Mulatu's Hideaway", "Askum", "Playboy Cha Cha", and "One For Buzayhew". Afro Latin Soul is rare early work from Mulatu Astatke – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside bass, congas, and timbales – plus a bit of trumpet and piano! The main groove, though, is heavy on vibes – handled with a very sharp tone, in a way that makes the music groove like some of the best 60s Latin Jazz albums by artists like Louie Ramirez or Pete Terrace. Titles include "The Panther", "Girl From Addis Ababa", "Raina", "Love Mood For Two", "Soul Power", "Konjit", and "Karayu". CD
Also available Afro Latin Soul ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ MulatuAfro Latin Soul Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Worthy/Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of rare albums from the legendary Mulatu Astatke – back to back on a single CD! First up is Afro Latin Soul Vol 1 – pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes in the mix, and lots of percussion at the bottom! The record is a treasure throughout – other-worldly, yet still very hip and swinging – a mysterious bridge between Latin America and Africa, suspended on waves of wonderful sound! Titles include "Shagu", "Mascaram Setaba", "Almaz", "Mulatu's Hideaway", "Askum", "Playboy Cha Cha", and "One For Buzayhew". Afro Latin Soul is rare early work from Mulatu Astatke – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside bass, congas, and timbales – plus a bit of trumpet and piano! The main groove, though, is heavy on vibes – handled with a very sharp tone, in a way that makes the music groove like some of the best 60s Latin Jazz albums by artists like Louie Ramirez or Pete Terrace. Titles include "The Panther", "Girl From Addis Ababa", "Raina", "Love Mood For Two", "Soul Power", "Konjit", and "Karayu". CD
Also available Afro Latin Soul ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ Gilbert HolmstromKonfrontation – Unreleased 1968 (180 gram gold vinyl) ... LP
Moserobie (Sweden), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Never-issued work by 60s Swedish modern jazz legend Gilbert Holmstrom – one of the most freely improvising musicians on his scene at the time! The set brings together two long selections recorded in 1968 – even more far-reaching material than Gilbert's famous Quintet album a few years before – and Gilbert blows tenor and flute in a large group that has this way of swinging effortlessly between cohesion and individual explosions of sound – a bit like some of Clifford Thornton's work at times, with a starkly revolutionary sound that's quite impressive, even given the long legacy of Swedish modern jazz in the years before. Other players include Enar Jonsson and Lars Lofstedt on trumpets, Pider Avall and Stig Ekelof on trombones, Jan Forslund on baritone, Clas Fehling on piano, Claes Wallin on bass, and Anders Soderling on drums – and both selections appear here in bold, brilliant mono. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies – on heavyweight gold vinyl – plays at 45rpm for great fidelity!)

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✨✧ Imaginary Numbers (Joe McPhee)Imaginary Numbers ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really old school trio setting – one that has a loose, open, freely exploratory vibe that really takes us back to the loft jazz generation – as the musicians work in very creative territory that really shows their individual spirits, yet still also come together strongly as a whole! Joe McPhee is great on tenor and trumpet – and really reminds us of those tremendous textures and tones he started developing in the late 70s – and the rest of the trio features Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and Stale Liavik Solberg on drums – both younger musicians, but equally creative in the setting. Titles include "i", "A", and "Zero Supreme Love" – the last of which is dedicated to John Coltrane. CD

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✨✧ Chris Pitsiokos/Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn ZetterbergChild Of Illusion ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Freely improvised sounds from a trio that features bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg and trumpeter Susana Santos Silva – both musicians we've loved together in the past – joined here by alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos, who seems to give them a much freer sound overall! The tracks are very open in shape and structure – with especially strong interplay between the trumpet and alto – who sometimes dance around each other, sometimes spar – while Zetterberg really pushes himself, too – and seems to move past his more inherent sense of melody, into territory that we may well never have heard before (and we've listened to – and loved – dozens of his many recordings!) Titles include "Now Then", "I Find Nothing", "What Now", and "Yeah Well". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy GreeneFlowers – Beautiful Life Vol 2 ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge step forward in music for saxophonist Jimmy Greene – an artist who's still reeling from the loss of his daughter, who was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 – but who's turning his grief and sorrow into some of the richest music he's ever recorded! The feel here is even deeper than the first volume dedicated to Green's daughter – original songs that burst out with so much life and energy, we're held rapt right from the very first note – almost never mired in the sort of melancholy you might expect from such an experience, and instead ready to set a new fire to light the way ahead! Greene plays tenor, soprano, alto, and baritone – and other musicians include Kevin Hayes on Rhodes and piano, Mike Moreno on guitar, Renee Rosnes on piano, Ben Williams and John Patitucci on bass, and Jeff Tain Watts and Otis Brown III on drums. Titles include "Fun Circuits", "Second Breakfast", "Flowers", "Stanky Leg", "Big Guy", "Amantes", and "Thirty Two". CD
Also available Flowers – Beautiful Life Vol 2 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaGruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (1973) ... LP
Cinevox/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A rare one from Italian experimental pioneers Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – led by Franco Evangelisti and featuring the great Ennio Morricone on trumpet, who might feel a little bit liberated from the conventions of film soundtrack compositions in this setting, and is making some of the most freely creative music of his career! The sound is improv-based and always compelling, ranging from tense interplay between noisy percussion and Morricone's playful trumpet, to sparer, eerie atmospheric bits, to freeform exploration that clearly influenced many of the avant garde musicians to come. Other players include Walter Branchi, Mario Bertoncini, John Heinemann and Egisto Macchi – and the titles include "Collage 5", "Percussione per Tutti", "Mirage" and "Macroforma". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jonas Kullhammar/Torbjorn Zetterberg/Espen Aalberg/Susan Santos SilvaBasement Sessions Vol 4 – The Bali Tapes ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Scandinavian jazz, recorded in Bali – in a great shift from previous volumes in this series – as all musicians play a bit of gamelan as well! Make no mistake, the format is definitely freely improvised music with a strong jazz current – with the mighty Jonas Kullhammar on tenor and flute, Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass, and Espen Aalberg on drums and percussion – working together as a fantastically cohesive unit, with a bold sense of confidence that really shows the players' understanding of each other. Yet there's also a special vibe here – really marking the album as a special outing from the musicians – even if the gamelan is used sparingly alongside the more familiar instrumentation. Titles include "Irama Berat", "Dewas Dance", "Slow Ostinato", "Suling", and "Ilir Ilir". CD

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Steve SwallowHome – Music By Steve Swallow To Poems By Robert Creeley ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... On May 17, 2019
A great lineup, with Swallow on bass, plus Steve Kuhn on piano, David Liebman on saxes, Lyle Mays on keyboards, Bob Moses on drums, and Sheila Jordan on vocals! The work is wonderful – very different than the usual ECM album, but still with all of the label's charms – just maybe given a more personal approach. CD

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Boneshaker (Mars Williams/Paal Nilssen-Love/Kent Kessler)Fake Music ... CD
Soul What, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A trio that really lives up to its name – given that the lineup features three of the most dynamic figures in free jazz over the past few decades! The set was recorded in Chicago, and has a sound that really lives up to that city's embrace of a power trio like this – with completely frenetic work on reeds by Mars Williams, next to tumultuous drums from Paal Nilssen-Love, and some boldly propulsive bass from Kent Kessler – all spun out here over the course of three very long, freely-improvised tracks! Williams plays a few toy instruments, and Nilssen-Love handles some percussion too – both of which make for some slightly more introspective passages, which are soon balanced by more dynamic energy. Titles include "Miakoda", "Lovin The Buzz", and "Echo Clang". CD

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Cecil Payne, Phil Woods, & OthersNight At The Five Spot – The Music Of Charlie Parker ... LP
Signal, 1957. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A really well done memorial to the (then) recently-departed Charlie Parker – cut with an unusual lineup that features Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Phil Woods on alto, and Frank Socolow on tenor – all working through long, laidback takes of 4 of Bird's best known compositions! There's a really relaxed feel to the record that's totally great – and the players aren't so much aping the sound of Charlie Parker's work, as they are working in the newer freedoms allows by it – stretching out in freely creative lines that never fail to please, and working here with a rhythm section that includes Duke Jordan on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The album was recorded live at the Five Spot – and titles include "Parker's Mood", "Steeplechase", "Buzzy", and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing of the original Signal Records issue! Includes insert.)

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✨✧ John ZornBig Gundown – John Zorn Plays The Music Of Ennio Morricone ... CD
Icon/Nonesuch, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking album, put together by Zorn and a group of downtown New York hipsters, as a fitting hommage to the genius of Ennio Morricone! The track list sticks to mostly the bigger known numbers, and the album's got a darkness that we'd actually say was a bit out of place, considering the choice of tracks – but the groups formed by Zorn do a pretty good job of breathing new life into some of the tracks, and the album was a key moment in the recognition of Morricone as one of the century's greatest composers. Players include Robert Quine, Tim Berne, Arto Lindsay, Jim Staley, Bill Frisell, Christian Marclay, Anton Fier, and even Big John Patton. Titles include "Erotico", "Once Upon A Time In The West", "Giu La Testa", "Battle Of Algiers", and "The Big Gundown". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a light stain along the bottom edge and some rippling, but pages are clean and turn freely. Tray card has a stain on right side.)

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David Boykin ExpanseLive At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2005. New Copy ... $6.99
"Expanse" is a mighty big name for the group that David Boykin uses on this record – especially given that the combo's only a quintet – but that's ok with us, because the sound here is more than large enough to warrant the name! Boykin's working with a great batch of players from the Chicago scene here – including frequent musical partner Nicole Mitchell on flute, sliding wonderfully alongside David's saxophones – plus Jim Baker on piano, Josh Abrams on bass, and Mike Reed on drums. The album features two longish tracks, both composed by Boykin with a vision that's freely expressive, yet never too free – a perfect balance that reigns things in wonderfully, and which shows him to be one of the key current heirs to a Chicago tradition that runs back to the early AACM and Sun Ra! Titles include "Nuance" and "47th Street Ghost". CD

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John ColtraneAscension (remastered) ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $5.99
One of the freest, most exploratory albums ever recorded by John Coltrane – and a unique session done with an expanded group of some of the most important avant jazz players of his generation! The format here is similar to Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz album – in that the music is freely improvised, and spans the entire LP as a non-stop performance – one that has Coltrane in the lead, but which also features alto from Marion Brown and John Tchicai, tenor from Archie Shepp and Pharaoh Sanders, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard and Dewey Johnson – and core rhythms from McCoy Tyner on piano, drums from Elvin Jones, and double basses from Art Davis and Jimmy Garrison. The record set the format for larger improvistory groups in years to come – but is still one of the best examples of the form! CD
(Out of print, digipack has some edgewear & the booklet is not included.)

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DadawahPeace & Love ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, grounded in the spiritual vibes and earthy instrumentation, and feeling akin to some of the freely ambitious soul jazz of the time in spirit, with the roomiest of reggae rhythms. Titles include "Run Come Rally", "Seventy-Two Nations", "Zion Land" and "Know How You Stand", all on the longer side, and ultra mesmerizing. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Very Good+ ... $29.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue (Jazz Images) ... LP
Columbia/Jazz Images, 1959. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram EU pressing.)

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Gerry EastmanMy Real Self ... LP
Williamsburgh Music Center, 1986. Sealed ... $33.99
Laidback soul jazz with a nice indie touch – a variety of groups led by bassist/guitarist Gerry Eastman, and featuring players that include Joe Ford on alto and soprano sax, Zane Massey on tenor and soprano, Robin Eubanks on trombone, and Newman Barker on drums. Tracks are long with a post-Coltraney kind of approach – not entirely searching, but with lots of modal comping on piano, and freely blown (but not outside) sax solos. Titles include "Joy Dance", "My Real Self", "Roma'in Around", and "Chipo's Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Muriel GrossmannMomentum ... CD
Dreamland (Austria), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
Great work from one of the most important saxophonists to emerge in recent years – the mighty Muriel Grossmann, a player who seems to be more and more on fire with each new record! Grossmann's a very strong-voiced talent – first on soprano sax, which was her initial calling card – and here both on alto and tenor, set up in a strongly modal group that has fantastic basslines throughout – really driving the music – while the drummer ranges more freely, and guitarist Radomir Milojkovic provides a really key part of the group's unique sound! Where some might have used a piano, Muriel's putting the guitar in just the right spot – able to handle rhythm and melody effortlessly, all with this wide palette of colors and tone that really illuminates the record. Yet Grossmann's sound is still key throughout – rich, spiritual, and incredibly soulful – on titles that include "Chant", "Sacred", "Horizon", "Momentum", "Elevation", and "Gratitude". CD

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✨✧ Orquesta BroadwaySalvaje (Savage) ... CD
Coco/Musical Productions, 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
70s charanga grooves from Orquesta Broadway – not nearly as savage as the title might imply, but a strong set nonetheless – cut in the best style of the Coco label! Harvey Averne produced, and he's got a nice way of making the group's traditional approach sound oddly fresh in the 70s – bringing out a raw groove in the percussion, and sweeping along the violin and flute with a freely skipping edge. Titles include "Las Musiqueras", "Sin Clave Y Bongo", "Termino Medio", "Mi Guanguanco", and "La Reina". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie Palmieri/Cal TjaderPalmieri & T'jader (aka Bamboleate) ... LP
Tico, Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
An incredible collaboration between pianist Eddie Palmieri and vibist Cal Tajder – a record done for Tico in answer to their previous session for Verve – and a set that's even harder-jamming overall! Cal and Eddie really find something special together on the record – and both players groove into a descarga mode that burns even more strongly than their own other work of the decade – a masterful jam that's a really true collaboration, and which brings out the best that both musicians had to offer. Cal's moving way beyond his familiar modes here – with a fluid, freely colorful sound – and Eddie himself is beginning to hit some of the darker, harder notes that would show up even more strongly on his records of the 70s. There's a much more strongly jazz-based sound here than most of Palmieri's previous records – a really bold focus on the instrumentation as it rolls out over some great modally-informed grooves – and titles include "Bamboleate", "Resemblance", "Guajira Candela", "Mi Montuno", and "Come An Get It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has some pen along the opening.)

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Jeff ParkerNew Breed ... CD
International Anthem, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
The record we've been waiting years for Jeff Parker to make – a fantastic funky set that shows off a whole new side of his talents! Parker's guitar has been on plenty of great albums over the past decade or two, but this set may well be one of his greatest moments so far – a really unusual, really personal set that takes his music to a whole new level – partly schooled by vintage funk, as you might guess from the cover – but also partly set up in a spirited new direction that propels Jeff farther forward than any other record! Parker plays guitar and a range of keyboards – and the album almost has a laidback Shuggie Otis vibe at points, but is a lot more complex overall – thanks to excellent rhythm work from Paul Bryan on bass and Jamire Williams on drums – who ground the sound, but can take off freely with Parker, too – as does Josh Johnson on alto, flute, and some other keyboards too. The whole thing almost puts Jeff into Robert Glasper territory – in its unique blend of jazz, funk, and soulful currents – but very unique, a genre unto his own, really well-deserved after all these years. The album's brilliant from start to finish, with cuts that include "Executive Life", "Para Ha Tay", "Here Comes Ezra", "Jrifted", "Visions", "How Fun Is It To Year Whip", and "Get Dressed". CD

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✨✧ Bill Perkins & Richie KamucaTenors Head On ... LP
Liberty, 1956. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A killer date from two of the hippest tenors of the west coast scene in the 50s – Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca – both musicians who worked in the cool school, but could also come across with plenty of soul! The album's got both tenors working head on – hitting counterpoint modes at times, but also opening up more freely at others – showing the balance between composition, arrangement, and improvisation that made the scene so great at the time – yet executed with a bit more depth of feeling, as we'd expect from Perkins and Kaumca. Rhythm is from the trio of Pete Jolly on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and titles include "Spain", "Pick A Dilly", "Oh Look At Me Now", "Don't Be That Way", and "Blues For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Paris SmithParis Smith – Kenneth Hill Quartets ... LP
Oracle, Mid 80s. Very Good ... $199.99
An incredible album from the Chicago jazz underground of the 70s – one of a handful of rare albums cut by Paris Smith – a very under-discovered talent of his generation! Paris plays vibes, and has this incredible ear for unusual colors and tones – and for very fresh rhythmic changes in the music, which starts in more familiar territory of modal and spiritual jazz – then takes off into something else entirely! The group features equally amazing reed work from Kenneth Hill – a player who can be freely expressive, but without ever getting stuck too far outside – and the quartet also features drums from Usama, and bass from either Michael Smith or Donnell Lambert. This album's one of the few that Smith ever issued, on his own Oracle label – and all tracks are originals, with a beautiful sound – and titles that include "Mood For John", "53rd Street Ghost", "Bring Out The Skeleton", and "The Last One". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl has oxidation on Side 1 and plays with light crackles for the first few minutes. Cover has some stains on front & back, half split top seam, and a split bottom seam held with clear tape.)

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Cecil TaylorAir – Featuring Archie Shepp. ... LP
Candid, 1960. Very Good ... $8.99
Cecil Taylor and Archie Shepp – two key modern figures of the 60s, working here together in a seminal session recorded at the start of the decade! The album's approach is definitely dictated by Taylor – as the tunes have a piano-driven quality that's quite different than most music Shepp would later record – although Archie still manages to get in plenty of great moments on tenor! You can really hear Cecil breaking out of his earlier sound on the record – stretching forth in some of the more freely expressive ways that would dominate later, yet never too free – almost with a hint of modern swing at some points. Other players include Buell Niedlinger on bass and either Sunny Murray or Dennis Charles on drums – and titles include "Air", "Eb", and "Port Of Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Barnaby pressing. Cover has surface wear and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Stan Tracey with Mike OsborneAlone & Together – Live At Wigmore Hall 1974 ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1974. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Two rare performances from the same evening of music in 1974 – one issued briefly on the album Stan Tracey Alone, one appearing here for the first time ever! CD1 features that Tracey album – an extended solo improvisation titled "Eighty One Plus One", which has Stan really stretching out at this key point in his career – that moment when he'd moved past his more angular, Monkish modes of the 60s – into territory that was much freer, and even more captivating – as Tracey always plays with this sense of timing that holds things together, even as his hands are soaring to the farther reaches of the piano! CD 2 features a duet with alto saxophonist Mike Osborne – also from the same night, and as one extended improvisation titled "Two Part Intention" – which has Tracey building up these layers of sound on piano, while Osborne glides freely over the top in a style that's both modern and soulful at the same time. Great stuff – and a much-needed example of this key moment in British jazz! CD

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Yan TreggerPop World Orchestra ... LP
Count Melody (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $26.99
A fantastic funky overview of the music of Yan Tregger – an overlooked sound library genius, and one that we'd rank right up there with Bernard Estardy, Janko Nilovic, or some of the other great continental talents of the time! As with some of those others, Tregger's got a great way of focusing everything on the groove – not just making songs that happen to be funky, but which have that agenda from beginning to end – as the rhythm section snaps everything else into place right at the start – horns, keyboards, guitar, and all other elements – often with a frenzy that seems to exceed even the usual sound library funk of the period. Some of these tracks are so tight, we kept having to make sure we didn't accidentally knock the pitch control on our turntable up a few notches – as you'll discover on "Black & Blue", "Henny", "Sun Adoration", "Freely Stories", "Mineral", "Slow Zoom", "The Girl In Gold", "Prophetic Soul", and the previously unissued tracks "At The Feet" and "Huff". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cedar WaltonCedar Walton At Pit Inn ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful album from the great Cedar Walton trio that featured Sam Jones on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – a really beautiful group of musicians who completely transformed the sound of the piano trio in the 70s! The group played together often in the 70s, and they've never sounded better than on an album like this – freely soulful and dancing, with Walton in firm command of his talents – sometimes coming on with the strength of his early 60s material, but always opening up with a more exploratory vibe too. Walton worked often in this mode for the decades that followed this set – but this Japanese album is almost the start of that great legacy, and still one of the best from this group! Titles include "Con Alma", "Suite Sunday", "Suntory Blues", and "Fantasy In D". CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000!)

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Julius WatkinsJulius Watkins Sextet, Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1955. Used ... $16.99
Cool Connoisseur Series reissue that brings together both of the 10" LPs that were recorded by Julius Watkins for Blue Note in the early 50's. This material is a key part of the label's history, but it's also the kind of stuff that they've ignored for years. It's a real treat to have it out again – because the sessions include stellar performances by Frank Foster, Kenny Clarke, Hank Mobley, Duke Jordan, and little known guitarist Perry Lopez, who complements Watkins' playing nicely on both LPs. The tracks include "Leete", "Linda Delia", "Perpetuation", and "Garden Delights" – and the music is an excellent mix of hard bop and modernist ideas, with a spooky sound that is unlike anything else we can think of. CD
(CONDITION NOTE: booklet and tray card both have staining and the booklet has minor waviness from moisture. Pages are otherwise clean and turn freely.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
Also available Kind Of Blue ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein/Paul Giallorenzo/Chad Taylor)Electroradiance ... Cassette
Astral Spirits/Monofonus, 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautifully bold setting for the bass clarinet of Jason Stein – a heady trio that features Paul Giallorenzo on keyboards and electronics, and the great Chad Taylor on drums – a musician who can't help but bring a sense of swing to this very far-reaching session! Taylor's always been one of our favorites – a musician who sometimes has the elliptical swing of a Billy Higgins or Hugh Walker, but can also be totally free as well – and here, he somehow manages to balance both sides of his music – while Stein blows bass clarinet the way most folks might handle a tenor – and Giallorenzo manages to color all the empty spots with nicely subtle work from his electric forces. Titles include "Slowly Drifting Outward", "Slippery Slope", "Treeline"," Back & Forth", "Future Told", "Frencher Frosty's Book", and "Electroradiance". Cassette

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✨✧ Hearts & Minds (Jason Stein/Paul Giallorenzo/Chad Taylor)Electroradiance ... CD
Astral Spirits/Monofonus, 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautifully bold setting for the bass clarinet of Jason Stein – a heady trio that features Paul Giallorenzo on keyboards and electronics, and the great Chad Taylor on drums – a musician who can't help but bring a sense of swing to this very far-reaching session! Taylor's always been one of our favorites – a musician who sometimes has the elliptical swing of a Billy Higgins or Hugh Walker, but can also be totally free as well – and here, he somehow manages to balance both sides of his music – while Stein blows bass clarinet the way most folks might handle a tenor – and Giallorenzo manages to color all the empty spots with nicely subtle work from his electric forces. Titles include "Slowly Drifting Outward", "Slippery Slope", "Treeline"," Back & Forth", "Future Told", "Frencher Frosty's Book", and "Electroradiance". CD

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✨✧ Cecil McBeeMutima ... LP
Strata East/Everland (Austria), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great bit of spiritual soul jazz – and one of the few albums as a leader recorded by the legendary bassist Cecil McBee! Cecil's joined here by a large group of players that includes Billy Hart on drums, George Adams on tenor, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano, Jimmy Hopps on percussion, Art Webb on flute, and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals – adding in just a touch of soulful color to the record, as she did on a few other 70s sides like this! The music's got that essential Strata East sound, with a rich and spiritual vibe on all tracks, and slight bits of funk hiding somewhere in the mix! Tracks are long and freely expressive – but never too outside, either – and titles include "Tulsa Black", "Feeling", "Life Waves", and "From Within". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paris SmithParis Smith – Kenneth Hill Quartets (with bonus download) ... LP
Oracle/Jazzaggression (Finland), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible album from the Chicago jazz underground of the 70s – one of a handful of rare albums cut by Paris Smith – a very under-discovered talent of his generation! Paris plays vibes, and has this incredible ear for unusual colors and tones – and for very fresh rhythmic changes in the music, which starts in more familiar territory of modal and spiritual jazz – then takes off into something else entirely! The group features equally amazing reed work from Kenneth Hill – a player who can be freely expressive, but without ever getting stuck too far outside – and the quartet also features drums from Usama, and bass from either Michael Smith or Donnell Lambert. This album's one of the few that Smith ever issued, on his own Oracle label – and all tracks are originals, with a beautiful sound – and titles that include "Mood For John", "53rd Street Ghost", "Bring Out The Skeleton", and "The Last One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes download!)
Also available Paris Smith – Kenneth Hill Quartets ... LP 199.99

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Mad Records ... CD
Mad, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from the Equallos, Freddie & the Freeloaders, Willie Mabon, Billy the Kid Emerson, Four Shades Of Rhythm, Tony Smith, Madman Jones, Red Hollander, Lefty Bates, Little Prince & the Freeloaders, Piney Brown & the Blues Toppers, Louis Carpenter's All Stars & more. CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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✨✧ Jeff ParkerNew Breed (deluxe edition) ... LP
International Anthem, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The record we've been waiting years for Jeff Parker to make – a fantastic funky set that shows off a whole new side of his talents! Parker's guitar has been on plenty of great albums over the past decade or two, but this set may well be one of his greatest moments so far – a really unusual, really personal set that takes his music to a whole new level – partly schooled by vintage funk, as you might guess from the cover – but also partly set up in a spirited new direction that propels Jeff farther forward than any other record! Parker plays guitar and a range of keyboards – and the album almost has a laidback Shuggie Otis vibe at points, but is a lot more complex overall – thanks to excellent rhythm work from Paul Bryan on bass and Jamire Williams on drums – who ground the sound, but can take off freely with Parker, too – as does Josh Johnson on alto, flute, and some other keyboards too. The whole thing almost puts Jeff into Robert Glasper territory – in its unique blend of jazz, funk, and soulful currents – but very unique, a genre unto his own, really well-deserved after all these years. The album's brilliant from start to finish, with cuts that include "Executive Life", "Para Ha Tay", "Here Comes Ezra", "Jrifted", "Visions", "How Fun Is It To Year Whip", and "Get Dressed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe edition – limited edition of 222 – with a hand printed Sonnenzimmer screenprinted cover and inner sleeve – plus download!)

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✨✧ Second DirectionFour Corners (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky fusion classic! Second Direction are certainly not a household name – and the record has even more obscure origins than most, given that it was originally done as a small sound library project. Yet the quality of the set has given it a surprisingly wide reach with collectors and groove hounds over the years – thanks to the sharp rhythms and sweet blend of electric elements in the music! The combo mixes Latin rhythms with modal electric playing – very much in the mode of some of the best MPS work of the time, or the hipper corners of the Euro fusion scene – never too rockish and jamming, and with a great blend of the sax and flute of leader Fritz Munzer – plus the keyboards of Karl Heinz Merkel – both working with tight rhythms that often include lots of great congas. Titles include "Steamer", "Flying Carpet Ride", "Blue Dilemma", "Peace", "Storm Flute", and "Freeland". This great version also includes bonus tracks from the group's unreleased second album – Steps Ahead – seven more titles that include "Keep Going", "Tony's Choice", "Last Minute", "Steps Ahead", "Feeling Free", and "Moving Fantasy". CD

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✨✧ Second DirectionFour Corners (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1976. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A funky fusion classic! Second Direction are certainly not a household name – and the record has even more obscure origins than most, given that it was originally done as a small sound library project. Yet the quality of the set has given it a surprisingly wide reach with collectors and groove hounds over the years – thanks to the sharp rhythms and sweet blend of electric elements in the music! The combo mixes Latin rhythms with modal electric playing – very much in the mode of some of the best MPS work of the time, or the hipper corners of the Euro fusion scene – never too rockish and jamming, and with a great blend of the sax and flute of leader Fritz Munzer – plus the keyboards of Karl Heinz Merkel – both working with tight rhythms that often include lots of great congas. Titles include "Steamer", "Flying Carpet Ride", "Blue Dilemma", "Peace", "Storm Flute", and "Freeland". This great version also includes bonus tracks from the group's unreleased second album – Steps Ahead – seven more titles that include "Keep Going", "Tony's Choice", "Last Minute", "Steps Ahead", "Feeling Free", and "Moving Fantasy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Andrew WhiteGiant Steps Live – All Around The World ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1970s/Early 80s/2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing album – not just for its tribute to the tune "Giant Steps" – but for the great playing of saxophonist Andrew White! In a move that almost makes him like the Pop-O-Pies of the jazz world, White serves up 17 versions of the same tune – an idea might be a bit odd, but when the tune is Coltrane's legendary "Giant Steps", and when White improvises freely to take each version in a whole new direction, the album's quite a treat! Some tracks feature only White soloing , others feature a piano trio grooving hard in the background – with Donald Waters on piano and Steve Novosel on bass – and some even feature a big band too. The range of presentation is wonderful – and White is breathtaking with his imagination and dexterity – at a level that should have folks ranking him up there with Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, and Albert Ayler. CD

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✨✧ Yosuke YamashitaDancing Kojiki ... CD
Maro/Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the earliest albums ever from Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita – and a set that already has him completely on fire, and well into the legacy of music that would continue for years to come! Yamashita is incredible here – almost a Japanese answer to the freedoms of Cecil Taylor, but born of more Monkish origins – as Yosuke throws out these blistering waves of angular lines on the piano – improvising freely, but never losing his sense of direction – and pausing a bit at the start of the second half of the record to allow slight introspection, before then opening up again in freedom! The group features equally on-fire drum work from Takeo Moriyama, plus soprano sax from Seiichi Nakamura – on two long improvised tracks. CD

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✨✧ VariousBeat From Badsville Vol 4 – Even More Trash Classics From Lux & Ivy's Vinyl Mountain ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little package – filled with two dozen totally hip tracks from the late 50s and early 60s! The music here follows strongly in the great tradition of this excellent series – and like the rest, digs deep in the hinterland of the vintage vinyl single – to uncover some rare gems that run the gamut from early soul, to rock instrumentals, R&B, and lots of other recorded oddities! As you might guess from the Cramps-like title, there's a pretty upbeat, festive feel to the record – as raw sounds collide and provide a mighty great listen all the way through – from titles that include "Call My Name" by The Saints, "Begging" by Bo Toliver & His Timers, "Summertime" by Jamie Coe, "Midnight Express" by The Dawnbeats, "Tarantula" by The Storms, "Charge" by The Renegades, "Fling" by The Phaetons, "Stop The Clock Rock" by The Creel Sisters, "Shake Baby Shake" by Celestine, "I'm Scared Of The Horrors Of The Black Museum" by Nightmares Jimmie Maddin Orchestra, "Here Lies My Love" by Mr Undertaker, and "The Whipmaster" by Don Johnston. CD
 
 
 



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