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Blazing RedheadsCrazed Women ... CD
Reference Recordings, 1998. Used ... $3.99
Klaudia Promessi on tenor and alto saxophone and flute, Donna Viscuso on alto saxophone, flute, piccolo, and harmonica, Michaelle Goerlitz on timbales, congas, and percussion, and Danielle Dowers on drums. CD

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Eileen FarrellSings Torch Songs ... CD
Reference Recordings, 1990. Used ... $5.99
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Kronos QuartetIn Formation ... CD
Reference Recordings, 1982. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ Blazing RedheadsBlazing Redheads ... CD
Reference Recordings, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Susan Colson on electric bass, Danielle Dowers on drums and percussion, Michaelle Goerlitz on timbale and percussion, Judy Graboyes on conga, percussion and timbale, Deborah Hungerford on keyboards, Klaudia Promessi on tenor and soprano saxophone and flute, and Donna Viscuso on alto saxophone, flute, and harmonica. CD
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Max RoachComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note (Birth Rebirth/Collage/Survivors/Historic Concerts/Bright Moments) (6CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $32.99 45.98
Really wonderful work from drummer Max Roach – a set of classic albums for the Black Saint/Soul Note labels – most of which mark an especially creative stretch in his career! The set's got some great avant moments – the brilliant Birth & Rebirth, which pairs the drums of Roach with the reeds of Anthony Braxton – at a level that's quite free, but quite spiritual too! Max also steps outside on Historic Concerts – a 2CD set of performances with pianist Cecil Taylor – a meeting that's got to be heard to be believed, as Roach almost outdoes Cecil for non-stop creative energy! Collage features the M'Boom percussion ensemble – a great group that Max was fronting at the time, and which also features percussionists and drummers Freddie Waits, Ray Mantilla, Roy Brooks, Joe Chambers, Warren Smith, and Eddie Allen – a hell of a lineup who creatively mix rhythm and melody. Survivors is a bit more subtle, but quite soulful too – a set that has Max Roach handling a fair bit of percussion, and working with a hip string quartet too! Last up is Bright Moments – one of a few 80s efforts to feature Roach's Double Quartet – a group that takes his regular four-piece jazz group and augments it with a string quartet – all in a sound that's almost an extension of modes first begun by Roland Kirk in the 60s! The Kirk reference isn't accidental – as the title track here is a great version of Kirk's "Bright Moments" – one that uses the strings to offset the core jazz work of Roach on drums, Odeon Pope on tenor, Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, and Tyrone Brown on electric bass – all in ways that are as creative as they are playful, definitely in a Kirk-styled spirit. Other tunes follow suit – and use the strings to echo Kirk's dream of a black classical music, but also one that's always firmly jazz-based at all times. Titles include "Double Delight", "Hi Fly", "Bright Moments", "Elixir Suite", and "A Tribute To Duke & Mingus". CD

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Jorge Lopez RuizBA Jazz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vik/Assencionale (Netherlands), 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
Great early work from Jorge Lopez Ruiz – an Argentine bassist who we already know for his more experimental recordings in the 70s – already sounding like a committed modernist here at the start of the 60s, in very hip group that also includes a young Gato Barbieri on tenor! The titles a reference to Buenos Airies Jazz – music that really seems to reflect the hipper sound of that important national capitol – as Ruiz works here with a very cool group that reminds us of some of the best Italian modernists of the same time – able to absorb the best styles of the American scene, but deliver them with a very special flavor, and a surprising degree of soul! The titles here are a mix of numbers by Ruiz, John Coltrane, Gato Barbieri, and others – played by a group that features the young Gato on tenor, alongside Roberto Fernandez on trumpet, Ruben Lopez Furst on piano, and Pichi Mazzei on drums. Titles include "Pablo", "Like Sonny", "Village Blues", "Vicky", "Trauma", "Berklee Waltz", and "Hiroshima". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Johnny HartmanJohnny Hartman Sings Trane's Favorites ... LP
Capitol (Japan), 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Japanese only album, and one of Johnny Hartman's greatest recordings, perhaps his strongest jazz session ever! The backing is fantastic, and Johnny's deep voice opens up to new depths on this batch of standards all interpreted by John Coltrane. The Coltrane reference is not incidental, either, because Johnny really hits a new level on this material, and breaks out of his usual staid style of singing, into a more free, more modal groove. Titles include "Summertime", "Nature Boy", "Violets For Your Furs", and "Greensleeves". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Jackie De ShannonMe About You/Laurel Canyon/Put A Little Love In The Heart/To Be Free ... CD
Imperial/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Four classic albums from Jackie DeShannon – all in a single set! First up is Me About You – sophisticated Jackie at her best – working with great arrangements from Jack Nitzsche and Nick DeCaro – both cats from the California scene we can really trust for "cut-above" pop work like this – music that goes way past the simple sounds of DeShannon's start – into cool adult territory that really makes the album great. Jackie's vocals are surprisingly soulful in the setting – even more so than before – and the tunes include lots of gems, including versions of Van Dyke Parks' "High Coin", John Sebastian's "Didn't Want To Have To Do It", and Tim Hardin's "Baby Close Its Eyes". Also includes "I Keep Wanting You", "Me About You", and "Nicole". Next is Laurel Canyon – heady work from Jackie DeShannon's later years in 60s pop – an album with themes and styles that go way beyond her earlier recordings – as you might guess from the hip Laurel Canyon reference in the title! Jackie's working here in a mode that's much more strongly in a singer-songwriter style than before – with arrangements and backings that are a lot more organic, and less pop-tuned than ever – almost in a Laura Nyro approach on some numbers. As usual, a good portion of the tracks were written by Jackie herself – including "Holly Would", "Come & Stay With Me", "LA", "Too Close", and "Laurel Canyon" – and the album also features a few well chosen tracks by other writers too, like "Bitter Honey" by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols, "I Got My Reason" by Barry White, and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by Smokey Robinson. Put A Little Love In Your Heart is quite possibly the last great hit from singer Jackie DeShannon – an album built around the righteous spirit of the title track – filled with really wonderful original tunes penned by Jackie and soul singer Jimmy Holiday! The album may well be the best to explore the space between pop and soul that often characterized Jackie's work – and the overall sound is somewhat similar to some of Dusty Springfield's best pop/soul work from the same stretch. 10 of the album's 12 tracks are originals by Holiday and DeShannon – all set to soaring orchestrations by James Langeford, which often have a pronounced influence from the sound of Atlantic Records in the late 60s! Titles include "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "You Are The Real Thing", "River Of Love", "Movin", "You Can Come To Me", "You Have A Way With Me", and "I Let Go Completely". To Be Free is an interesting little record – with kind of a crossover California soul feel overall – recorded with Rene Hall arrangements that echo a few rootsy modes at times, mixed in with fuller orchestrations that step a bit back towards Jackie's earlier years on Imperial – a surprisingly nice blend, with a fresh sound for the 70s. The album features a number of great tracks co-written with Jimmy Holiday – a fellow Imperial talent – and titles include "Mediterranean Sky", "Sooner Or Later", "What Was Your Day Like", "Livin On The Easy Side", "Brighton Hill", and "When Morning Comes Again". CD

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✨✧ Signor Wolf Funk ExpFunkonnection ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
70s sounds galore – and a great second step for Signor Wolf! The set's even more funk-heavy than his previous recordings – and very much in a 70s mode throughout – with basslines, keyboards, and guitar parts that reference the classic era of blacksploitation funk – served up in a mix of live instrumentation and funky programs, and recorded with a nicely faithful style overall. There's a lot of tracks on the album, which makes for a few surprising twists and turns – and most numbers here are instrumental, with titles that include "Mr Stray Bullet", "Lips & Laps", "Funk Investigation", "Territorial Fight", "Bad Queen Gang", "Carter's Dope", "You Spin Me Round", "The Hunt", and "Mambo Jail". CD
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Forro In The DarkLight A Candle ... CD
Nublu/Nat Geo, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Rootsy grooves from Forro In The Dark – a group of Brazilian ex-pats living in New York, all with a great ear for freshening up the classic genre referenced in their name! Although the music is strongly in a forro mode, it's also got a more contemporary vibe than most recordings you'll hear of the Brazilian genre – somewhat lighter, and a bit more upbeat – yet still all very acoustic and earthy, without any gimmicks or remix elements you might find in other revival projects of this nature. In fact, there's almost a more gentle, personal quality here than we've ever heard in "real" forro sets – one that really shows an evolution of the genre in the hands of these younger talents – pointing the music a forward-thinking direction that may well have it enjoying the same sort of global appreciation that's been given to bossa nova and samba in recent years. Titles include "Anao De Jardim", "Silence Is Golden", "Baiao Embolado", "Better Than You", "Nonsensical", "Saudades De Manezinho Araujo", and "Bandinha". CD

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John StewartOld Forgotten Altars – The 1960s Demos ... CD
Omnivore, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Very early work from John Stewart – spare, stripped-down demo recordings done right before his groundbreaking albums on RCA – all served up in that special style that really made John a key bridge between folk and country at the end of the 60s! The music just features Stewart on vocals and guitar – and the earlier numbers maybe have a vocal approach that references some of the folk styles of the time – but as the music progresses, both the style and songs get more original – as all of the material is John's own. A few songs feature duets with Buffy Ford Stewart – and titles include "Lock All The Windows", "One More Chapter Is Gone", "Children Of The Morning", "Draft Age Today", "One Tiny Grain Of Sand", "Big Sur", "Mother Country", "July You're A Woman", and "Down The Highway You Go". CD

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✨✧ Lee HazlewoodPoet, Fool Or Bum/Back On The Streets Again ... CD
EMI (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 incredible slices of Lee Hazlewood – both pulled from his later, less-documented years too! Poet Fool Or Bum is a wonderful set that follows in the spirit of Lee's great Swedish recordings of the time – done in a mode that's got traces of folk, bits of outlaw country, and all of the wit that we've come to love from Lee during his earlier years at Reprise and MGM. The tracks are mostly originals, produced by Lee's old partner in crime Jimmy Bowen – and titles include "Poet Fool Or Bum", "Nancy & Me", "The Performer", "Think I'm Coming Down", and "Wind Sky Sea & Sand". Back On The Street Again is a slightly different album – recorded in Germany in the mid 70s, with a sound that's a bit more straight country – and which is filled with lots of country-styled references as well! Lee still comes across great, though – and titles include "Your Thunder & Your Lightning", "Back On The Street Again", "Dolly Parton's Guitar", "New Box Of People", "A Rider On A White Horse", and "Back On The Street Again". CD

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