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FancyComplete Recordings (Wild Thing/Something To Remember/Let's Go On Somewhere/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Lemon (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99
Great work from Fancy – a group who could sport hard rock chops on the guitar, but a very catchy groove upfront – thanks in part to vocals from the lovely Annie Kavanagh! The group have a style that's very well-suited to the emerging glammy generation of UK pop – the guitars are fuzzy, and nicely push to the edges of the mix – while Annie's vocals give everything a sweeter crossover vibe that really sends things home – as do the rhythms, which often have a slight current of funk – thanks to monstrous drums from Les Binks! The elements come together beautifully here on these three key records from the group – the first two studio efforts, the last a surprisingly strong live date recorded at Ronnie Scotts in 1975. 3CD set features 31 tracks in all – which includes bonus tracks – all packaged with a detailed booklet of notes. Titles include "Wild Thing", "Between The Devil & Me", "One Night", "Touch Me", "Something To Remember", "Everybody's Cryin Mercy", "You've Been In Love Too Long", "She's Riding The Rock Machine", "I Was Made To Love Him", "Love For Sale", "The Tour Song", "Stop", and "Sidewinder". CD

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Errol Garner & Johnny HartmanEasy to Remember ... 78 RPM
Mercury, 1949. Very Good ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Jermaine JacksonDo You Remember Me? (michael omartian remix, jellybean remix, bruce forest remix, single version, dub mix, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Arista, 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Brenda LeeWhen You Loved Me/He's Sure To Remember Me ... 7-inch
Decca, 1964. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some pen.)

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✨✧ Marilyn MonroeRemember Marilyn (2nd cover) ... LP
20th Century, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(With booklet intact. Cover has a very light stain at the bottom left corner.)

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OrthotonicsWake Up You Must Remember ... LP
Generic, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe PassI Remember Charlie Parker ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1979. Used ... $6.99
Hardly the tribute to Charlie Parker you might guess from the title – but only because the sound of Joe Pass here is so unique! Unlike other, more bop-heavy Bird tributes – this one takes a batch of tunes from Parker's "with strings" sessions – then recasts them into gentle solo guitar numbers played by Pass with a very warm, open tone – quite different than the sharper alto reedwork of Bird – but almost equally wonderful in its own way – especially as Pass has almost a bossa guitar sensibility at times! Titles include "Just Friends", "Laura", "Out Of Nowhere", and "If I Should Lose You". CD

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Ray RussellForget To Remember – Live Vol 2 1970 ... CD
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
Some of the greatest work we've ever heard from legendary British guitarist Ray Russell – a set that was not issued to the public at the time, but recorded especially for the BBC – and with a sound that's every bit as striking as his famous albums for CBS! There's maybe a slightly more inside vibe going on here – music that often has these nice modal currents, but still delivered with plenty of Ray's unusual flair and style on the guitar – in a lineup that also includes the great Harry Beckett on trumpet and flugelhorn, plus Tony Roberts on saxes, Nick Evans on trombone, Daryl Runswick on bass, and Alan Rushton on drums – a lineup who seem to understand each other intimately, whether in moments of free improvisation or cohesive swing! The record's a great addition to Russell's too-small catalog from this time – and titles include "Disinterested Bystander", "The Third Real", "Forget To Remember", "Triple Goddess", and "Rites & Rituals". CD features two alternate tracks, too. CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Ray RussellForget To Remember – Live Vol 2 1970 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1970. New Copy ... About May 22, 2021
Some of the greatest work we've ever heard from legendary British guitarist Ray Russell – a set that was not issued to the public at the time, but recorded especially for the BBC – and with a sound that's every bit as striking as his famous albums for CBS! There's maybe a slightly more inside vibe going on here – music that often has these nice modal currents, but still delivered with plenty of Ray's unusual flair and style on the guitar – in a lineup that also includes the great Harry Beckett on trumpet and flugelhorn, plus Tony Roberts on saxes, Nick Evans on trombone, Daryl Runswick on bass, and Alan Rushton on drums – a lineup who seem to understand each other intimately, whether in moments of free improvisation or cohesive swing! The record's a great addition to Russell's too-small catalog from this time – and titles include "Disinterested Bystander", "The Third Real", "Forget To Remember", "Triple Goddess", and "Rites & Rituals". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Also available Forget To Remember – Live Vol 2 1970 ... CD 18.99

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Leon SashI Remember Newport ... LP
Delmark, 1967. Near Mint- ... $6.99
With Lee Morgan on bass and Ed Uhlig on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo West Grand pressing. Cover has a few tiny stained spots on front.)

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Frank StrozierRemember Me ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A gem of a record – the kind of overlooked 70s session we really treasure! Reed player Frank Strozier was one of the all-time under-discovered greats – and this set reunites him with his old Memphis partner/MJT+3 bandmate, Harold Mabern – a perfect pairing for Strozier's warm and fluid style on alto sax and flute! The pair always worked perfectly together, and on this session of laidback modern soul jazz material, they hit a very nice groove, and play off the best of each other's warm lyrical tendencies. Other players include Danny Moore, Lisle Atkinson, and Michael Carvin – and the set's filled with great original tutnes that include "Kram Samba", "Neicy", "Sidestreet", "Hit It", and "For Our Elders". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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SuicideCheree/I Remember/Cheree Remix/Keep Your Dreams (transparent vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Mute/BMG, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... On June 12, 2021
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, June 12. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning Saturday, June 12. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on June 12 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Donna SummerI Remember Yesterday ... CD
Polygram, 1977. Used ... $9.99
Sweet grooves from Donna Summer – who was still a rising star at this point in the 70s! The title is an honest one – for an album with songs that look back at 60s and earlier 70s soul songcraft – and even earlier than that – mostly via the groovy backup vocals. So, Ms. Summer get's a chance to show her affection for her soulful predecessors, but that's combined with the thoroughly modern Giorgio Moroder production – which really gives this record a really unique feel. Includes "I Remember Yesterday", "Love's Unkind", "Back In Love Again", "Black Lady", "Take Me", "Can't We Just Sit Down (And Talk It Over)" and "I Feel Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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TeaseRemember ... CD
Epic/PTG (Netherlands), 1988. New Copy ... $10.99
One of the best albums in a big 80s run from Tease – thanks to great production from Mtume! The album's got a balance of soul and style that really holds together throughout – as the group finds especially strong ways of coming across on the ballads and mellower numbers, which often still have some heavy beats at the bottom! In a way, the set's one of the first to showcase a new style of slower soul that would hit even more strongly in the 90s – laidback cuts that still have an urban punch, but at a slower bpm. Titles include a unique remake of "I Can't Stand The Rain" – plus "Kick", "Tingle", "Somewhere Somebody", "Let's Stop Pretending", "Bad Reputation", "Remember", and "A Love Of Your Own". CD

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✨✧ Sophie TuckerYou Can't Remember What You Can't Forget/Don't Put A Tax On Beautiful Girls ... 78 RPM
Aeolian, 1916. Very Good ... $24.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Michal Urbaniak & Urzula DudziakTribute To Komeda (aka We'll Remember Komeda) ... LP
MPS, 1973. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A fantastic tribute to the great Polish soundtrack composer Krzysztof Komeda – recorded in 1972 for MPS records by a group of Eastern European modernists that were among some of his closest associates! Players include the great trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, who also plays piano on the set; Michael Urbaniak, the famous sax and violin player who worked closely with Komeda in the 60s; Attilla Zoller, the great guitarist with a wonderful tone that rarely got heard in the West; and Urszula Dudziak, the amazing singer who's performing here at the prime of her career. The set features 6 of Komeda's best compositions – all rearranged by Stanko, Zoller, or Michael Urbaniak, but very much in a way that's in keeping with Komeda's genius! The tracks mix together jazz and soundtrack soundscapes, with slight touches of MPS production, in an approach that adds a bit of groove to Komeda's modernist vision. Titles include "Rosemary's Baby", "Kattorna", "The Trumpet Player Is Innoncent", and "Crazy Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s US pressing.)

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Roscoe WeathersI'll Remember ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Really wonderful work from a very overlooked talent – reedman Roscoe Weathers, a player who worked the west coast in the 60s before settling in LA – then led a group with a very strong flute sound in the lead! Roscoe's music here has plenty of echoes of the spiritualism of Yusef Lateef, mixed with some of the groovier styles of Roland Kirk – and the cuts here are from a range of small label 45s that really stand as an overdue testament to Weathers' beautiful music! There's occasionally touches of Latin, a strong dose of soul jazz, but also this ear for higher ideas in his music, even on shorter tracks – with a vibe that almost makes this work a precursor to the 70s recordings of Lloyd McNeil – a high recommendation from us. Hats off to Jazzman for such a great job – and titles include "Afro Latin Junto II", "Poem For Anna", "Blue Cha Cha", "I'll Remember Clover", "The Bob White Bird", "Echoes", "Dandelion Wine", "Root Flute", and "Yours Alone". CD
Also available I'll Remember ... LP 25.99

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Roscoe WeathersI'll Remember ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
Really wonderful work from a very overlooked talent – reedman Roscoe Weathers, a player who worked the west coast in the 60s before settling in LA – then led a group with a very strong flute sound in the lead! Roscoe's music here has plenty of echoes of the spiritualism of Yusef Lateef, mixed with some of the groovier styles of Roland Kirk – and the cuts here are from a range of small label 45s that really stand as an overdue testament to Weathers' beautiful music! There's occasionally touches of Latin, a strong dose of soul jazz, but also this ear for higher ideas in his music, even on shorter tracks – with a vibe that almost makes this work a precursor to the 70s recordings of Lloyd McNeil – a high recommendation from us. Hats off to Jazzman for such a great job – and titles include "Afro Latin Junto II", "Poem For Anna", "Blue Cha Cha", "I'll Remember Clover", "The Bob White Bird", "Echoes", "Dandelion Wine", "Root Flute", and "Yours Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I'll Remember ... CD 14.99

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Putte Wickman & Hal Galper TrioTime To Remember (aka Miss Oidipus) ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1986. Used ... $9.99
Beautiful music from the team of Putte Wickman and Hal Galper – players we're not sure ever recorded before this date, but who seem to be a great fit for each other! Wickman's one that we always love – an artist whose use of the clarinet makes him one of our favorites on the instrument – blowing it with a quality that's almost more like a soprano sax than anything else – with some of the same depths of sound and exotic currents you might hear in the best European work from Tony Scott. Galper's touch on the keys has just the right sort of sensitivity for Wickman's horn – and the tunes move in a mix of old school swinging and more modern tonal modes – either of which comes off well, thanks to help from Steve Gilmore on bass and Bill Goodwin on drums. Titles include "A Dear One", "After The Storm", "I'll Remember April", "Miss Oidipus", and "Up With The Lark". CD features a bonus take of "A Dear One". CD

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✨✧ James Williams/Richard Davis/Ronnie BurrageI Remember Clifford ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. Used ... $18.99
Features James Williams on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums! Features versions of Benny Golson's "I Remember Clifford", Cecil Bridgewater's "As I Live & Breathe", and Frank Foster's "Simone". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAffair To Remember – Capitol Sings Harry Warren Volume 18 ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
Lots of postwar gems from Capitol Records – 20 tracks that include work from Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Nancy Wilson, Al Belletto, Ann Richards, Dakota Staton, Ray Anthony, Chet Baker, The Four Freshmen, and Ethel Ennis! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nicolas BeardeI Remember You – The Music Of Nat King Cole ... CD
Right Groove, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nicolas Bearde is a singer with equal parts experience in jazz and soul – which makes him a perfect artist to take on the music of Nat King Cole – which he does here in a way that may well be better than any other Cole tribute we've heard, including a recent effort by Gregory Porter! This set's got more of a jazz vibe, and a very open style – classics associated with Nat's years recording for Capitol Records, but swung with a modern small combo style – thanks to arrangements from pianist Josh Nelson, whose talents really shape the set in a great way – as does tenorist Eric Alexander, who appears on a few tracks too – adding a tenor/vocal approach that Nat never used. Titles include "Funny", "That Sunday That Summer", "Sweet Lorraine", "Tenderly", "Rules Of The Road", and "I Wish You Love". CD

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✨✧ Sonny StittI Remember Bird ... LP
Catalyst, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stitt remembers Bird? How could he ever forget him? Seriously, though, this is a nice set of boppish material that moves past the usual "Bird" tribute. In fact, none of the stuff's by Bird, and most of the track list is a fairly non-traditional list of tracks. However, Stitt is letting loose with his best Parker-ish playing, in a vein that wasn't usually caught on wax at this point in his career, accompanied by Frank Rosolino on trombone, Dolo Coker on piano, Allen Jackson on bass, and Clarence Johnston on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover has some surface wear, a sticker spot, and a large name written twice in marker on front. Vinyl has a light cosmetic sleeve mark.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsAffair To Remember ... CD
Evidence, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Brian Lynch on trumpet, Jim McNeely on piano, Steve Gilmore on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Glen CampbellGlen Travis Campbell/I Knew Jesus/I Remember Hank Williams ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of early 70s albums from Glen Campbell – all of them a lot more obscure than his hits! Glen Travis Campbell has a cover proclaiming that the set is "a new musical path" – and producer Jimmy Bowen works with bigger backings from Larry Muhuberac to use soaring strings next to the acoustic core, in ways that push Glen into some of the more soulful expressions he had to offer. The approach is a bit hard to describe, but it's different both from country roots, and from Jimmy Webb territory – that majestic Glen Campbell sound rising up nicely – on tunes that include "One Last Time", "I Will Never Pass This Way Again", "Sweet Fantasy", "Running Scared", "Just For What I Am", and "The Last Thing On My Mind". I Knew Jesus is a record that continues the further exploration of Glen Campbell's vocal range – with some mellow fluid moments that are awash in deeper trills, mixed with more upfront tunes that do a great job of unlocking more of the country currents in Glen's talents – a great shift, and one that would come on even more strongly in his mid 70s return to fame. The set includes a great version of the Kinky Friedman song "Sold American" – one we maybe like even better than Kinky's – plus "I Take It On Home", "I Want To Be With You Always", "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling", "You're The One", and "On This Road". On the final album, Glen Campbell takes on the music of Hank Williams – but in a way that often has the sort of dreamy haze that goes with the "I Remember" in the title! The songs are all Hank's, but the presentation isn't gritty honky tonk – and instead uses fuller backings with Glen's lead vocals, almost as if the whole thing were done in the mid 60s by Chet Atkins at RCA! Jimmy Bowen's at the helm, but there's backup singers and fuller strings than before – which really changes up the Campbell takes on tunes that include "Cold Cold Heart", "Half As Much", "Your Cheatin Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", and "You Win Again". CD

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✨✧ VariousMusic To Remember From Mutiny On The Bounty ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyLove, Sex, And The Zodiac ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A classic from Cannoball and producer-partner David Axelrod – truly great stuff and maybe even better than the Zodiac set Cannonball did for Capitol! The formula is similar to that one – with David Axelrod producing, electric keyboards by Hal Galper and George Duke, spacey solos by Cannonball and Nat Adderley, and some very hip recitations by Rick Holmes on love, sex, and the zodiac! Holmes is best known as the chappie who cut "Remember To Remember" years later with Roy Ayers – but this album's got a similar "wisdom and knowledge" feel that's pretty wonderful. Titles include "Aquarius: Humanity Plus", "Cancer: All Sides", "Leo: Rosebud", "Aries: Damn Right", "Gemini: Ecstasy", and "Virgo: For Pam". CD

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✨✧ Tony Aiken & FutureLiberation ... CD
Boom Shot, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
You might remember Tony Aiken for his classic funk album Unity, from the 70s – and here, he's back again – after nearly 40 years away from the studio! The album's got a style that's a lot more reggae-influenced than before – maybe not totally a reggae record, given the other influences that Tony brings to bear – but a style that's definitely Jamaican overall, especially in the rhythms! The project features a big number of guests – as you can probably guess from the images on the front cover – all given a soulful spirit by Tony's lead. Package lists no song titles at all – but there are 10 tracks total. CD

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Ernestine AndersonHot Cargo ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A great early set from singer Ernestine Anderson – material recorded in Sweden with a sound that's even more sweetly swinging than some of her American albums of the time! The backings on most tracks are by Harry Arnold – one of the hippest Swedish leaders of the time, and an arranger who's clearly got an ear for the more soulful side of Anderson's vocals – hardly the sort of icy Scandinavian sort of groove you might expect! And in a way, Ernestine seems to sound even better in this setting than back home – almost a bit more balanced, with a slight sort of poise that comes through nicely on the ballads. Titles include "Experiment", "Day Dream", "Did I Remember", "Ill Wind", and "My Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl and cover are nice and clean!)

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✨✧ Animal CollectiveProspect Hummer EP (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Fat Cat, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... On June 12, 2021
It's You/Prospect Hummer/Baleen Sample/I Remember Learning How to Dive (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, June 12. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning Saturday, June 12. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on June 12 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peter BardensAnswer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic solo work from Peter Bardens – an artist who'd later gain fame as the lead singer of Camel, but who's even more fantastic here on his own – working in a trippy blend of modes that's equally balanced between prog and psych! Bardens plays organ on most of the tracks, but he uses the instrument in ways that are very different from the more R&B-inspired Hammond lines of the mod generation – often tightly fused with the sublime guitar of Andy Gee, a player who's got this sharp sound that's full of chromatic hues that really resonate with the keys of the organ – as the pair take off in this soaring groove that's occasionally a bit funky, always a bit trippy, and which gets a great kick from bass, drums, and percussion – plus support vocals from Linda Lewis and Steve Ellis. The album's really something special – great all the way through – and titles include "The Answer", "Homage To The God Of Light", "I Don't Want To Go Home", "I Can't Remember", "Let's Get It On", and "Don't Goof With A Spook". CD features two bonus tracks – material from the related Village project, from a single – "Man In The Moon" and "Long Time Coming". CD

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Kenny BarronQuickstep ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $13.99 About May 26, 2021
One of those great Kenny Barron records from a time when it seemed like the pianist could do no wrong – effortlessly turning out great sessions like this, with such prolific energy that it's sometimes hard to remember them all! Yet even so, Quickstep is a real standout – a record that shows the maturity Barron was hitting as both a leader and a player at the time – a fierce, focused power that really brings together a great quintet here – with John Stubblefield on tenor, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, David Williams on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The record's the sort that we treasure more and more over the years, and feel like we never appreciated fully at the time – and titles include "Hindsight", "Quickstep", "Big Girls", "Here & There", "Once Upon A Time", and "I Wanted To Say". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, May 26.
Also available Quickstep ... CD 9.99

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Kenny Barron QuintetQuickstep ... CD
Enja, 1991. Used ... $9.99
One of those great Kenny Barron records from a time when it seemed like the pianist could do no wrong – effortlessly turning out great sessions like this, with such prolific energy that it's sometimes hard to remember them all! Yet even so, Quickstep is a real standout – a record that shows the maturity Barron was hitting as both a leader and a player at the time – a fierce, focused power that really brings together a great quintet here – with John Stubblefield on tenor, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, David Williams on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The record's the sort that we treasure more and more over the years, and feel like we never appreciated fully at the time – and titles include "Hindsight", "Quickstep", "Big Girls", "Here & There", "Once Upon A Time", and "I Wanted To Say". CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)

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BeatlesBeatles Live At The BBC ... CD
Apple, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
The Beatles live at the BBC – heard here in a host of rare recordings that were done between March 1962 and June 1965 – pulled from the vaults of the legendary radio station, and with a few cool dialogue bits too! The versions here were all played live on the air, and make for some much-needed alternate takes on the big hits by the Fab Four – and a few American numbers that really show the influence of other styles on their early sound. And since the recordings were done in a top-shelf studio, they're not muddy concert recordings – but actually feel more like some lost EMI studio material from the same period. 71 titles in all – including "Nothin Shakin", "The Hippy Hippy Shake", "Glad All Over", "Rock & Roll Music", "Ticket To Ride", "Ooh My Soul", "Don't Ever Change", "Slow Down", "Matchbox", "I Forgot To Remember To Forget", "The Honeymoon Song", "Lucille", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Taste Of Honey", "From Us To You", "I Got A Woman", "I'll Be On My Way", "Shot Of Rhythm & Blues", "Some Other Guy", "Soldier Of Love", and "Clarabella". CD
(Mono recordings.)

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George BensonOther Side Of Abbey Road ... LP
CTI/Friday Music, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99 33.99
A wonderfully wicked album – one that sold so many copies that it's sometimes hard to remember how great it is! George takes on all of Abbey Road – or just about all of it – as he runs through some of the most beautiful tracks The Beatles ever wrote, like "Golden Slumbers", "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", "The End", "Because", and "You Never Give Me Your Money". The whole thing's set to some great baroque jazzy arrangements by Don Sebesky, and George digs the whole thing so much that he even sings a bit – vocalizing in a cool chromatic way that really works well with his guitar playing, and which would soon transform into a very popular style on his records of the 70s. Keyboards are by Bob James and Herbie Hancock – and there's plenty of other great jazz players in the mix! LP, Vinyl record album

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Mary J BligeReflections (A Retrospective) ... LP
Geffen, 2006. Near Mint- 2LP ... $79.99
As the subtitle says, a retrospective of the queen of hip hop soul's street and radio friendly R&B with 15 tracks in all, including a few songs that were exclusive to the release. Titles include "Reflections (I Remember)", "We Ride (I See The Future)", "You Know", "King & Queen" with John Legend, "No More Drama", "Family Affair", "Real Love", "No One Will Do", "Be Without You", "I'm Going Down", "911", "My Life '06", "Not Gon' Cry", "Be Happy" and "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By (Razor Sharp mix feat. Method Man)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam and marker through the barcode.)

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ChicagoChicago Transit Authority ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The first Chicago album – presented here in all its jazzy brilliance! Back in the day, we used to wince when we heard these guys – but over the years, thanks to much rediscovery of the band by groove hounds, we've really come to like their work a lot. This first album especially has some great moments – complicated jazzy bits that you might have forgotten about, and some surprisingly groovy material that sounds a lot better than you might remember! Includes the classics "Beginnings", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is", "Questions 67 & 68", and "Listen" – plus the tracks "Someday", "I'm A Man", "Free Form Guitar", and "Liberation". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK orange label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Edgardo CintronStraight No Chaser ... CD
DBK Works, 1997. Used ... $4.99
Features leader Edgardo Cintron on timbales, clave, and percussion – backed by the Tiempo Noventa Orchestra. Tracks include "One Note Samba", "Footprints", "Black Orpheus", "So What", "I Remember April", and "Beautiful Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny ClarkSomethin' Special ... CD
Jazz World, Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes the songs "Somethin' Special", "Two Bass Hit", "Tadd's Delight", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Melody For C", "Eric Walks", "Voodoo", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "I'll Remember April", and "Deep In A Dream". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBallads – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – but which still has some of the depth of soul that John Coltrane brought to his more experimental work on Impulse Records! The album's a classic introduction to the music of Trane – and maybe is tied more closely to the spirit of some of his work on Atlantic Records, and makes a nice bridge between the two bodies of work – as the Great One takes on older jazz tunes, but really transforms them, thanks in part to the sublime work of Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano. The album's completely solid all the way through – and although it won't change your life as much as A Love Supreme, it will show what a fantastically strong player Coltrane was, in any sort of setting! Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "What's New", "Nancy", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "All Or Nothing At All". Plus, this expanded CD version features a whole bonus CD of extra tracks – 14 in all, including alternates of "Greensleeves", "They Say It's Wonderful", "All Or Nothing At All", and "It's Easy To Remember". CD
(Out of print, mark through digipack barcode.)

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Chick CoreaChildren's Songs ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $18.99 About May 5, 2021
Nothing childish here – as the album's a beautiful set of short, spare numbers from Chick Corea – a perfect reminder that he could still maintain a subtle approach to his music, even after years of more dramatic electric sides! The bulk of the album features short "Children's Songs", numbered 1 to 20 – played by Chick in spare, swirling ways that are mighty nice – a much more sensitive Chick Corea than we remember, dancing a nice balance between lyricism and sentimentality, yet without any of the too-popular trappings of some of his 80s contemporaries in the solo piano mode. The CD also features one slightly longer track – "Addendum" – which has Corea's piano with violin and cello. CD
(SHM-CD pressing!) This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, May 5.

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Eddie Costa & Art FarmerEddie Costa Quintet (Interlude pressing) ... LP
Interlude, 1957. Very Good- ... $29.99
An extremely great session from Eddie Costa – one of his best sessions recorded for Mode from 1957! In what is an odd meeting of players, especially for the label, Eddie's piano and vibes meet up with Art Farmer's trumpet, the alto of Phil Woods, bass of Teddy Kotick, and drums of Paul Motian – all of whom work together with the fluidity and soulfulness of some of the best Prestige sessions of the time. The horn work is tremendous – and it's hard to remember Woods sounding this great on other albums of the time, really cutting an edge next to Farmer's trumpet – which also has an incredible tone for the album, right up there with his Farmer's Market record. Titles include "Big Ben", "Blues Plus Eight", "Stretch In F", and "Get Out Of The Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has 4 inch splits in the seams, with some surface wear and small initials in pen on back.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisJaw's Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
Tenorist Eddie Lockjaw Davis always had a hell of a tone – and although his best-remembered dates are maybe from the 50s and 60s, the saxophonist still kept on making great records for many years to come! This album's definitely one of those – a European live recording, done in Munich, with Eddie stretching out with the sort of raspy tone that always made his early duets with Johnny Griffin such a delight – getting the sort of sensitive accompaniment here that Griff had on some of his later European dates too. The wonderful Horace Parlan is on piano, with Reggie Johnson on bass, and Alvin Queen on drums – and although it's clear that the Davis tenor solos are the main attraction, the album's a very sold group effort too. Titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Jaw's Blues", "I'll Remember April", "Young Man With A Horn", and "But Beautiful". CD features two bonus tracks – "On Green Dolphin Street" and "Days Of Wine & Roses". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Eric DolphyBerlin Concerts ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1961. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful work by Dolphy – as essential to his catalog as any of his albums on Prestige from the same time! Although Dolphy broke plenty of musical barriers in the studio, to our ears, it was always in a live setting that he sounded best – freely exploring the kind of space his playing opened up, hitting notes that were more soulful and spiritual than many that he ever recorded on his studio sides. This set is a perfect example of that trend – as Dolphy's working here with a strong straight jazz combo, one that includes the great Benny Bailey on trumpet, in a set that features familiar tunes, turned into haunting explorations of Dolphy's new jazz idiom. One of the highlights is an incredible 15 minute version of Randy Weston's "Hi Fly", with Dolphy doing great work on flute – and other tunes include "Hot House", "Geewee", "When Lights Are Low", "I'll Remember April", and "The Meeting". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Berlin Concerts ... CD 16.99

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Eric DolphyBerlin Concerts ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
Wonderful work by Dolphy – as essential to his catalog as any of his albums on Prestige from the same time! Although Dolphy broke plenty of musical barriers in the studio, to our ears, it was always in a live setting that he sounded best – freely exploring the kind of space his playing opened up, hitting notes that were more soulful and spiritual than many that he ever recorded on his studio sides. This set is a perfect example of that trend – as Dolphy's working here with a strong straight jazz combo, one that includes the great Benny Bailey on trumpet, in a set that features familiar tunes, turned into haunting explorations of Dolphy's new jazz idiom. One of the highlights is an incredible 15 minute version of Randy Weston's "Hi Fly", with Dolphy doing great work on flute – and other tunes include "Hot House", "Geewee", "When Lights Are Low", "I'll Remember April", and "The Meeting". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)
Also available Berlin Concerts ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Gil EvansBig Stuff! (aka Gil Evans & Ten) ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Fantastic early work from Gil Evans – emerging here in this early session as an already far-thinking modernist. The tracks are shorter and less ambitious than some of Evans' work on Impulse, but the group is excellent – and even in a shorter format, the conception of the work still contains plenty of rich new ideas. Players include Louis Mucci, John Carisi, Steve Lacy, Willie Ruff, Paul Chambers, Nick Stabulis, and "Zeke Tolin" on alto, who is certainly a more famous player under a fake name. Titles include "Ella Speed", "Big Stuff", "Jambangle", "Nobody's Heart", and "Remember". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing with wide deep groove and RVG stamp/AB etch. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Tal FarlowInterpretations Of Tal Farlow ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... About April 20, 2021 (delayed)
One of the rarest albums by the guitar jazz great Tal Farlow! The set's one of Tal's best for Verve (although they're all pretty darn good), and it features his edgey guitar in a west coast rhythm trio with Claude Williamson on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. The titles are mostly standards, but they're played with a nice moody groove that opens them up nicely, despite the short takes on the tracks – that great sense of economy that always makes Farlow work from this period so great. Titles include "Manhattan", "I Remember You", "There Will Never Be Another You", and a solo version of "Autumn Leaves". Packaged in a nifty little cover, with the original David Stone Martin design! CD

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Art Farmer/Benny GolsonMeet The Jazztet ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1960. Used ... $4.99
Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, though, they turned that approach towards a heavier sounding style of jazz – tightly stepping soul jazz, in the manner that was being explored at the time by Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, and others – presented by Farmer and Golson with a bit more groove and a wonderful kick at the bottom! This album's the first the group cut together – and apart from trumpet by Farmer and tenor by Golson, it also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Addison Farmer (brother of Art) on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Includes the massive original recording of "Killer Joe", which went onto become one of the most recorded jazz standards ever, plus the tracks "Blues March", "Mox Nix", "Park Avenue Petite", and "I Remember Clifford". Perfect tone, perfect groove, and a perfect sound all the way through! CD

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Hilton FeltonThree Of Us – Dream Come True (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Hilton's Concept/Shout (Japan), Mid 70s. Used ... $18.99
A record from the Three Of Us – but one we remember best for the heavy keyboards of Hilton Felton! The set's even more stripped-down than some of Hilton's other funky classics from the 70s – an instrumental outing that features Felton on organ and Fender Rhodes, Johnathan Settel on drums, and David Mendenhall on guitar – a great player we've never heard before, but one who carves out some mighty sharp lines next to the keyboards! The drums are nice and tight, too – and occasionally augmented by a bit of bass or congas – and Hilton's got that wonderfully fluid groove that makes the tunes bristle with funky, soulful energy – every bit the best sort of groove you'd find in early 70s records by Charles Earland or Johnny Hammond – but even better, as there's a raw indie vibe going on too. Titles include "Here Comes David", "Music Shall Never Die", "Your Analysis", "Dream Come True", and "Maybe You'll Come Back To Me". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Lowell FulsomLowell Fulsom Now (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kent/P-Vine (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $22.99
Very nice work from Lowell Fulsom – strongly in the mode of his Tramp album for Kent, with a mix of blues and 60s soul, coming together in a sock-hard style that's much better than a lot of Fulsom's other work for other labels! Arrangements are by Rene Hall and Maxwell Davis – the latter of whom does a surprisingly great job on giving up a sharper edge than we remember in his other work. About half the set's straight blues, but the half that's not is nice and funky – including the "Tramp" follow-up "I'm A Drifter", a nice cover of "Funky Broadway", and the cut "Let's Go Get Stoned". Other titles include "Feel So Bad", "I Cried", "The Letter", "Tomorrow", and "Mellow Together". CD features 2 bonus tracks too – "Blues Pain" and "I Wanna Spend Christmas With You". CD

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Erroll GarnerConcert By The Sea ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Erroll Garner's best-selling albums ever – a famous live date recorded in the mid 50s – and a record that's as important to his catalog as the classic Misty! Garner's playing before an apparently large audience, but the recording quality is still nice and clear – a strong focus on his amazing work on the keys of the piano – filled with rhythmic invention at every turn, in a way that can only be described as Garner-esque, and which still leaves us breathless after all these years. Despite the oft-heard power of the record, it's still a great one – worthy of discovery even if it wasn't a hit. Rhythm is by Eddie Calhoun on bass and Denzil Best on drums – on tracks that include "Teach Me Tonight", "I'll Remember April", "Autumn Leaves", "Red Top", "April In Paris", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Erroll's Theme", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz Quartet At Montreux ... LP
Polydor (Germany), 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An excellent non-US album from Stan Getz – and a real rarity too! The group here is the same one that recorded the soaring Captain Marvel album – and features excellent keyboards from Chick Corea – really stretching out alongside some wailing solos from Stan! Really beautiful stuff – with long tracks that include "Times Lie", "Lush Life", "I Remember Clifford", and "La Fiesta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has the light trace of a sticker in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Tompall Glaser & His Outlaw BandGreat Tompall Glaser & His Outlaw Band ... LP
MGM, 1975. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal set from Tompall Glaser – one that has him rising up from the Nashville underground, to hit the same sort of territory that was making Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings huge at the time! Like both of those singers, Glaser had spent years trying to make music work under other folks' directions – and had really broken off and found his own sort of path, with a spirit that really comes through here – on a record that definitely sounds unlike anyone else at the time. Tracks include new versions of some country classics, a few from the pen of Shel Silverstein, and a few more surprises along the way. Titles include "When It's Gone It's Gone Girl", "The Hunger", "West Canturbury Subdivision Blues", "I Can't Remember", "Time Changes Everything", and "If I'd Only Come & Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some ringwear, with call letters and a date in pen on back.)

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Robert GlasperCanvas ... LP
Blue Note, 2005. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 34.99
One of the crowning moments of genius from pianist Robert Glasper – a set recorded early in his career, and one that set the tone for all the greatness to come! Glasper's already a completely unique musician on his instrument – moving with these flowing waves of sound that turned out to be an inspiration for so many other younger musicians to come, but which here still sound the best in the hands of the originator – rolling forward with this soulful energy that's very different than anything that came before, and which still never fails to blow us away! The core trio features Vincente Archer on bass and Damion Reid on drums – and the set features guest vocals from Bilal on "Chant" and "I Remember" – and guest tenor from Mark Turner on "Riot" and "Rise & Shine". Other tracks include "Enoch's Meditation", "Canvas", "Portrait Of An Angel", "North Portland", and "Jelly's Da Beener". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dusko GoykovichAfter Hours (aka Ten To Two Blues) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99 About May 12, 2021
A rare Spanish session from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – and easily one of the most soulful albums he ever recorded! The set's got a warm, laidback vibe – very much in keeping with the title and cover image – as Dusko blows some great open-ended solos with rhythm from the trio of pianist Tete Montoliu – working here as a great accompanist to the leader, with flowing lines that perfectly match Dusko's energy! Tracks are longish, with a very relaxed vibe – and the rest of the group features Robert Langereis on bass and Joe Nay on drums – helping Gokovich hit a very different sound than on some of his more exotic albums of the time. Titles include "Blues To Line", "I Remember OP", "Old Fisherman's Daughter", and "The Child Is Born". CD
This title is scheduled for release about Wednesday, May 12.

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Grant GreenAlive! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A really fantastic album from guitarist Grant Green – a set that's every bit as great as his other Blue Note funk albums from the time – but in a very different way! First off, the group has vibes – played by the more obscure Willie Bivens, sometimes with this hard chromatic sound that's really wonderful – especially when combined by the organ work on the set by Ronnie Foster and Neal Creque – both very cool players with an unusual conception – which sends the whole thing off in very hip territory! The mighty Idris Muhammad plays drums – ensuring a very tight bottom – and the group also features Claude Bartee on tenor, who has a strong, soulful vibe. The set includes a fantastic live version of "Down Here On the Ground" – famously sampled by Tribe Called Quest – and other highlights include heavy funk takes on "Let The Music Take Your Mind" and "Sookie Sookie", and the Creque original "Time To Remember". LP, Vinyl record album

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Grant GreenBlue Breakbeats ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... $6.99
You know, we can remember a time when Michael Cuscuna used to say that Grant Green's late sessions for Blue Note were just a bunch of throwaway funk records. Now, though, the label seems to be doing everything it can to get behind Green's late 60s/early 70s jazz output – and this compilation of rare breakbeat tracks is total proof of that! The set's got 6 funky guitar groovers, including Grant's version of James Brown's "Ain't It Funky Now", plus "The Final Comedown", "Ease Back", "Sookie Sookie", and "Cataloupe Woman". CD

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Mats GustafssonVilnius Explosion ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2008. Used ... $11.99
There's something about the Eastern European scene that seems to pull out some of the darkest sounds you'll ever hear from avant players – and this recent Lithuanian performance by Mats Gustafsson is key proof of that fact! The album's got a sound that's often even more abstract than avant jazz – and Mats plays post-musically, in a range of odd tones and textures on baritone, slide saxophone, and alto fluteophone – matched well by the equally compelling sonic experiments of the quartet! Liudas Mockunas plays additional reeds, often as offbeat as Gustafsson – and other instrumentation includes bass and double drums. Titles include "Untitled (Just Say No)", "Untitled (We Don't Remember)", "Untitled (Shield)", and "Untitled (The End)". CD

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Roland Haynes2nd Wave ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
One of the heaviest keyboard albums you'll ever hope to find – a completely sublime session that not only features Fender Rhodes by pianist Roland Haynes, but also features additional keyboards from Kirk Lightsey – a double blend that really makes the record sparkle! The twin-keyboard sound is wonderful – spacey, soulful, and filled with righteous power – and the rhythm section also features killer work on bass from Henry Franklin, and tightly snapping drums from Carl Burnett – sounding better here than we ever remember! Titles include the massive sample cut "Eglise", plus "Second Wave", "Funky Mama Moose", "Descent", and "Aicelis". CD
Also available 2nd Wave ... LP 22.99

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Roland Haynes2nd Wave ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
One of the heaviest keyboard albums you'll ever hope to find – a completely sublime session that not only features Fender Rhodes by pianist Roland Haynes, but also features additional keyboards from Kirk Lightsey – a double blend that really makes the record sparkle! The twin-keyboard sound is wonderful – spacey, soulful, and filled with righteous power – and the rhythm section also features killer work on bass from Henry Franklin, and tightly snapping drums from Carl Burnett – sounding better here than we ever remember! Titles include the massive sample cut "Eglise", plus "Second Wave", "Funky Mama Moose", "Descent", and "Aicelis". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 2nd Wave ... CD 12.99

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John HicksIs That So ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
The title alone is more than enough to win us over here – as it's a great Duke Pearson composition that turns out to be a wonderful showcase for the most lyrical modes of pianist John Hicks! That tune's the leadoff, and it really sets the tone for the record – a gently soulful set that has Hicks working in a wonderful trio with Ray Drummond on bass and Idris Muhammad on drums – both players with a warmly melodic feel, especially Drummond – who seems to create this resonance with John's piano. Titles include "Is That So", "Emily", "Yesterdays", "I'll Remember April", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "April Eyes". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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HiroshimaThird Generation/Another Place/Go ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 16.99
A trio of albums from Hiroshima – collected together in one 2CD set! First up is Third Generation – a real breakout album for Hiroshima – and a set that seems to show up in just about every collection of vintage fusion albums we look at! The set's the group's third, as you might guess from the title – and it's got the Hiroshima quintet sliding together in a perfect groove – soulful fusion that's maybe got a strong Cali vibe, but which occasionally has a few exotic touches on the instrumentation – all handled in a style that's kind of an 80s update of the Japanese soul fusion mode of the late 70s. Rhythms are electric at a few points, but their offset by some koto, shamisen, and nice use of flutes and saxes by leader Dan Kuramoto – on titles that include "Heavenly Angel", "We Are", "Ren", "From The Heart", "Sukoshi Bit", "Long Walks", and "Distant Thoughts". Another Place is a record that definitely has Hiroshima taking their origins seriously – as although the album's still got the same fusion vibe as before, it almost seems to step up even more Japanese elements too! The rhythms are maybe a bit more programmed than in the past, but the album also makes use of wood flutes, koto, taiko, shamisen, and other Japanese instrumentation – and features some occasional vocals from June Kuramoto too – all in a slinky fusion style with a slight eastern current. Titles include "One Wish", "Save Yourself For Me", "I Do Remember", "The Game", "Undercover", and "What's It To Ya". On Go, Hiroshima are maybe moving a bit far from the fusion of their roots – but the overall sound here is still sweetly electric, and served up in a nice mix of eastern and western styles! If anything, the group seem even more focused on melody – not in a commercial way, but using more stripped-down instrumentation at times to focus on the special sweetness created in the compositions of leader/reedman Dan Kuramoto – who also plays keyboards and even a bit of shakuhachi on the album. There's vocals on the set – sung lead and soulfully by Barbara Long – but the main focus is instrumental, and titles include "Go", "I've Been Here Before", "311", "Obon", "No 9", "Why Can't I Love You", and "Hawaiian Electric". CD

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Masaru Imada & George MrazAlone Together ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful showcase both for the piano of Masaru Imada and the bass of George Mraz – the latter of whom gets really respectful treatment on this Japanese-only session – in the best tradition of the Three Blind Mice record label! TBM always had a way of showcasing the bass that was different than American jazz labels of the 70s – and that's definitely the case here, as Mraz brings forth all his warmth and depth to match the gently lyrical touches of Masaru Imada on the piano – an equally great player, and one who really holds us rapt here, without support from any other musicians save George. The set features some great originals by Imada – including "Blue Road", "Blue Rain", "Remember Of Love", and "Poppy" – plus a nice take on "Stella By Starlight". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Jackie & RoyStephen Sondheim Collection ... LP
Finesse, 1982. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A pretty great set from this lovely duo – a special live club performance in New York, based around the great songs of Stephen Sondheim! Titles include "Barcelona", "Love Is In The Air", "I Remember", "Johanna", "Everybody Says Don't", "Merrily We Roll Along/Comedy Tonight/The Little Things You Do Together", and "So Many People". LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter JacksonGood To See You ... LP
Chi Sound/United Artists, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
Sophisticated soul from the great Walter Jackson – one of the best voices ever to come out of the Chicago soul scene, and a wonderful interpreter of just about any material! The record's got some wonderful arrangements by Riley Hampton – who worked with Jackson on his earlier sessions for Okeh – and the record recasts Walter as a smooth modern singer with an adult approach, kind of in the same style as Teddy Pendergrass in the late 70s. Includes "Good To See You", "We Could Fly", "Open Up Your Heart", "If I Had My Way", "I Won't Ever Remember Losing You", and "Time". Not nearly as sublime as his work for Okeh, but still not a bad batch of tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Jose JamesNew York 2020 ... CD
Rainbow Blonde, 2021. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.99
The album sports one of the most righteous images we've ever seen of Jose James – and it follows through with some of his deepest, most powerful music ever! 2020 might not be a year that most folks want to remember – but it seems to have inspired new cultural depths in Jose James – energy that comes through strongly on both halves of the record – which includes a "live in studio" session recorded in Woodstock, and a live date recorded in New York! The studio material is great – really relaxed, and with this jazzy flow that moves between the members of the group – who emerged from lockdown for the project, and clearly have plenty to share with each other. The same spirit follows in the live concert from a few months later – obviously not done for an audience, but equally great – and with the same lineup that includes work from Big Yuki on Rhodes and Hammond B3, Marcus Machado on guitar, and Ben Williams on bass. Titles from the Woodstock sessions include "Do You Feel", "I Found A Love", "Park Bench People", "Trouble", "Come To My Door", "Turn Me Up", and "Blackmagic" – and the cuts from the second concert include "Baby Don't Cry", "Promise In Love", "Code", "Save Your Love For Me", "I Need Your Love", and "Made For Love". CD

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✨✧ Keith JarrettMelody At Night – With You ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1999. Used ... $4.99
Magical solo work from pianist Keith Jarrett – a set that's comprised almost entirely of standards, similar to some of the better-known trio recordings in this format by the artist – and which has Jarrett playing in this really evocative way that definitely lives up to the title! The solo performances aren't nearly as open or longform as his other recordings without any other players – melodies are intact throughout – but Keith does really have a way of opening up the songs, and almost making them sound like these very fragile, very personal poems that spin from his fingers on the keys of the piano. Titles include "Don't Ever Leave Me", "I Loves You Porgy", "Blame It On My Youth", "Meditation", "Something To Remember You By", and "I'm Through With Love". CD

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✨✧ Jay & The AmericansLivin' Above Your Head ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Titles include "Livin Above Your Head", "I'll Remember You", "The Grass Will Sing", "Baby Come Home", "Stop The Cock", "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", and "Too Many Times Diana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has some worn spots at the spine and bottom seam, looks nice otherwise.)

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Gus JenkinsToo Tough – West Coast Blues & R&B 1953 to 1963 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
A huge collection of work from the overlooked Gus Jenkins – one of a number of blues musicians who started in the south, then moved out to the west coast during the postwar years – and found a way to change his older style into a great mix of jump blues and raw R&B! Jenkins both sings and plays piano – and like some of his key contemporaries who recorded for LA indies in the 50s, that mix is really set loose with all sorts of jazzy modern currents as the years move on – quite far from the earlier roots, into the coming modes of rock and soul. The set features more material by Gus than has ever been collected in one place – singles for labels that include Flash, Combo, and Pioneer – plus other material, songs with his wife Mamie, and work with the team of Albert & Charles, and Blues Slim and his band. Titles include "Copper Tan", "Hit The Road", "Remember Last Xmas", "Spanky", "Gonna Take Time", "Off The Road", "Jealous Of You Baby", "Celebrate (parts 1 & 2)", "Last Time", "Red River Shuffle", "Tricky", "You Lied", "Cold Love", "I Been Working", "Worries & Troubles", "Stand By Me", and "Pay Day Shuffle (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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John's ChildrenStrange Affair – The Sixties Recordings (Singles & Rarities/Orgasm with bonus tracks) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Completely wonderful work from John's Children – a group who are probably best-remembered as the early home for a young Marc Bolan, but who are already great enough on their own! John's Children have a madly playful approach – one that brings together the best elements of Brit beat and psych, but with a wit that rivals The Who on A Quick One – no surprise, given that the group toured famously with The Who at the time! Yet these guys are hardly copycats at all – and are definitely one of the most unique groups from the London scene at the time – the start of so many ideas that other groups might steal later, and work into their own sound – yet served up here with a core essence that's completely unique, and still mindblowingly fresh after all these years. This package is the best and most complete we've ever seen on John's Children – and features 26 singles, including some solo Andy Ellison or Silence tracks – plus the full 10 track Orgasm album, and an additional 16 rare mixes and alternates too. Titles include "Strange Affair", "Desdemona", "Remember Thomas A Becket", "Sara Crazy Child", "Go Go Girl", "Arthur Green", "Midsummer Night's Scene", "Help", "Cornflake Zoo", Casbah Candy", "Killer Ben", "Jagged Time Lapse", "Leave Me Alone", "Why Do You Like", and "You're A Nothing". CD

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Jones GirlsOn Target ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Post-Philly, and the girls are working here with Fonzi Thornton and Robert Wright – who choose to start off the album with a silly bit of dialogue that has them talking to the singers from the production booth (possibly letting them know that Gamble & Huff are no longer in charge!) Here's a record that we dig a whole lot more than we remember – with a crisp, bright period production vibe that's kind of come full circle after all these years. The girls shoot for that popular 80s mode and they hit the mark – bullseye! Titles include "On Target", "I Can Make A Difference", "Curious", "I'm A Woman Here", "Knockin", and "2 Win U Back". CD

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Ronny JordanOff The Record ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $6.99
Ronny's groove is firmly in place here – and the album's one of his strongest in years! The record still has plenty of numbers that follow in Ronny's "hip hop meets jazz funk" mode – but there's also some sweet NuSoul production on the best cuts, really letting the guitar lines sparkle out with all the soulful warmth that we remember from Ronny's early albums, still making enough space for guest stars to come in and vocalize a bit, leaving the album with some extremely nice soul tracks. Working with Ronny on this set are DJ Spinna, Sy Smith, Fay Simpson, Love-Child, and Excite – and tracks include "Ronny You Talk Too Much", "Once Or Twice", "Keep Your Head Up", "No Pay, No Play", "Off The Record", "Underworld", and "Floor & More". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KhruangbinMordechai ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Fantastic work from Khruangbin – a group with a name that's hard to pronounce, but who just keep getting better and better with each new release – to the point where on this record, they're definitely in a genre by themselves! Khruangbin blend together lean funky instrumentation with some slightly more progressive elements – never too jamming to get in the way of the groove, but with a complexity that shows us that these guys are really amazing musicians – steeped in the best influences from the past, but never copycats at all – and always with a very original sound! The core trio is expanded just slightly here on a few tracks – with the spare addition of elements like vibes, percussion, or pedal steel – each used sparingly, but to create some great sonic colors in the mix. Titles include "First Class", "Pelota", "Dearest Alfred", "If There Is No Question", "One To Remember", "So We Won't Forget", "Shida", and "Father Bird Mother Bird". CD

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Bettye LavetteBlackbirds ... CD
Verve, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Maybe some of the most righteous work we've heard from Bettye Lavette in recent years – and that's saying a lot, given the pride and power of all of her records during the past decade! This set is partly a tribute to female singers who inspired Bettye in the past – but it also seems to have Lavette picking up the rising politics of the moment, and infusing her music with a sense of message that she didn't even have back in the day – vocals that are every bit as strong as you remember, but even more powerful in this context – and given just the right amount of subtle help by producer Steve Jordan. The set features a killer remake of "Strange Fruit" – plus "I Hold No Grudge", "One More Song", "Blackbird", "Book Of Lies", "Blues For The Weepers", and "Drinking Again". CD
Also available Blackbirds ... LP 21.99

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Bettye LavetteBlackbirds ... LP
Verve, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
Maybe some of the most righteous work we've heard from Bettye Lavette in recent years – and that's saying a lot, given the pride and power of all of her records during the past decade! This set is partly a tribute to female singers who inspired Bettye in the past – but it also seems to have Lavette picking up the rising politics of the moment, and infusing her music with a sense of message that she didn't even have back in the day – vocals that are every bit as strong as you remember, but even more powerful in this context – and given just the right amount of subtle help by producer Steve Jordan. The set features a killer remake of "Strange Fruit" – plus "I Hold No Grudge", "One More Song", "Blackbird", "Book Of Lies", "Blues For The Weepers", and "Drinking Again". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blackbirds ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ John LennonPlastic Ono Band (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Apple/Capitol, 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 24.99
The first true proper solo album by John Lennon – recorded after a few non-Beatles records with Yoko Ono, and at the same time as Yoko's much wilder album with a similar title! This one, though, is John at his best – very personal and exposed, in similar territory to Paul McCartney on his first solo record – and the whole thing is a fantastic testament to the humanity that Lennon always brought to his music, even at a time when some might have accused him of going off the deep end with some of his more experimental music. The record's got a relatively stripped-down vibe, although isn't entirely just voice and guitar – as other elements are brought in at just the right level to expand the sound without losing the Lennon at the core. Titles include "Mother", "Hold On", "I Found Out", "Working Class Hero", "Isolation", "Remember", "Love", "Well Well Well", "Look At Me", "God", and "My Mummy's Dead". Great 2CD version – features the ultimate mix of the album, plus three tracks from singles – "Give Peace A Chance", "Instant Karma", and "Cold Turkey" – and a bonus CD with 14 more outtakes from the original recordings! CD

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Monica LewisSing It To The Marines ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $19.99
The cover of this one might make the album one of the campiest records on Verve – but the session's a surprisingly great one, with a straighter vocal approach than you'd guess! Monica's got a really sweet vocal style – a bit sexy, and certainly adult – arranged here with some nice jazzy touches from Frank DeVol, working in backings that are a lot hipper than those we remember him using with other singers from the time. Monica handles herself like a big girl in front of all those Marines – all-woman, but clearly not giving it away to the first man in blue who walks down the street. Titles include "Blues In The Night", "Miss You", "Rough Ridin", "All Alone", "The Song Is You", "Undecided", and "I'll Be Seeing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Teo Macero & Wally CirilloExplorations By Teo Macero & Wally Cirillo – Jazz Composers Workshop ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1953/1955. Used ... $18.99
A collection of early modern work by saxophonist Teo Macero – heard here in the company of his Jazz Composers Workshop, on sides originally done for Savoy, Period, and Columbia! The package offers four different slices of these important years in Macero's career – tracks from 1953 and 1955 recorded with players that include Wally Cirillo on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, John LaPorta on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Farmer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone. 4 of the tracks here are well known ones from Mingus' Savoy album – "Smog LA", "Level Seven", "Transeason", and "Rose Geranium" – but the remaining 13 numbers are more obscure, and pulled from Macero's Columbia album as a leader, plus other sources. Titles include "Neally", "Adventure", "TC's Groove", "Teo", "I'll Remember April", "Explorations", "Yesterdays", "Mitzi", "Sounds Of May", and "24+ 18+". CD
(Out of print.)

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Curtis MayfieldSuperfly (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Rhino, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that works as well as a 70s soul album as it does a hip action film score! The track list alone reads as a who's who of 70s funk – filled with gems that include "Pusherman", "Freddie's Dead", "Little Child Runnin' Wild", "Give Me Your Love", and "Superfly" – and the rest of the set is equally great, essential listening throughout! Plus 2 bonus tracks, the single mix of "Freddie's Dead" and "Superfly". CD

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Rob Mazurek & Emmett KellyAlien Flower Sutra ... CD
International Anthem, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
Ever-adventurous composer, arranger and coronet player Rob Mazurek teams up with similarly creative wanderer Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang, Josh Abrams Natural Information Society and more)! Alien Flower Sutra finds the duo and their guest players crafting a pretty awesome mix of interstellar psych-jazz-folk with vocals and guitar – with lots of fuzzier, jazzier instrumental passages. Very cool stuff on International Anthem, which has quickly become one of Chicago's best indie labels for free thinking creative output! Mazurek handles the electronic treatments, synths and coronet, with Kelly's lyrics, voice and guitars, and accompanied by Guilherme Granado, Carlos Issam Thomas Rohrer and Brittany Mazurek. Includes "Back To The Ocean, Back To The Sea", "Android Love Cry", "Blackout", "Bright Nights Havoc", "I Untied My Wrists", "Of Time Wasted", "Remember Nothing", "Embryo Genesis", "We Are One" and "Overture Towards The Beginning Of The End Of Time". CD

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Frank McCombLiving Room ... CD
Boobeescoot, 2012. Used ... $6.99
A brilliant setting for the soulful Frank McComb – a stretched out live performance that unlocks a whole new side of Frank's talents, and makes us love him even more than before! The tunes are very laidback – and McComb accompanies himself on Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano with an easygoing vibe that has plenty of jazzy touches – all in a mode that's right up there with Donny Hathaway's legendary live recordings of the 70s – yet with all the personal, upfront style we've always loved in Frank's music! There's only bass and drums to back him up – which gives his keyboard lines and tremendous vocals plenty of room to fly – and although we've loved his studio work, this set may well be our favorite album ever from Frank. Titles include "Love Natural", "Future Love", "All You Need Is Love", "Superstition", "Do You Remember Love", "Gotta Find A Way", and "Cupid's Arrow/Contact". CD
(This is Frank McComb's own version – a self produced CDR in a slimline case, with color copy cover.)

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Joe Meek & OthersEmotional, Cosmic, & Occult World Of Joe Meek ... LP
Chump Change, Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A host of amazing productions from the legendary Joe Meek – the UK studio genius who made some really incredible music in the 60s! Joe had a sense of echo, space, and electronics that was unrivalled by anyone else working in London at the time – and his music here easily rivals the best offbeat sounds coming from the American west coast, particularly the LA and Pacific Northwest scenes! There's lots of great guitar moments and sharp garagey edges – and lots of those weird, unusual instrumental moments that made Meek's music sound moogy years before the moog was invented. But there's also some wonderfully dramatic pop vocals too, which bring this sense of life to these tunes that never gets old. Titles include "Valley Of The Saroos" by The Blue Men, "Johnny Remember ME" by John Leyton, "Crazy Drums" by The Outlaws, "North Wind" by Chick Lewis, "Singing The Blues" by Jason Eddie & The Centremen, "Night Of The Vampire" by The Moontrekkers, and "The Angry Desert" by The Sound Offs. LP, Vinyl record album

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Memphis MinnieI Ain't No Bad Gal ... LP
Portrait/CBS, 1941. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Titles include "I Am Sailin", "Down By The Riverside", "Remember Me Blues", "Can't Afford To Lose My Man", "Me & My Chauffeur Blues", and "I'm Not A Bad Gal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, edge wear, and lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusCharles Mingus At Bremen – 1964 & 1975 (4CD set) ... CD
Sunnyside, 1964/1975. New Copy 4CD ... $31.99 35.98
Two different concert recordings from the great Charles Mingus – recorded with the space of more than a decade between them, and showing the continual evolution of his genius! The first 2CDs bring together a sublime recording by German Radio in Bremen from 1964 – work that's from that important European tour that included the soon-to-be late Eric Dolphy on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – as part of a fiery sextet that also includes Johnny Coles on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on tenor, and Jaki Byard on piano. All players are fantastic – getting that push with Mingus that could often make soloists even more dynamic with the leader at the helm than on their own recordings – as you'll hear on the extended concert readings of "Hope So Eric", "Fables Of Faubus", "Parkeriania", and "Meditations On Integration" – plus a shorter solo by Byard. Mingus is at the helm of a different, but equally great group on the 1975 concert – with Jack Walrath on trumpet, George Adams on tenor, Don Pullen on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums (as on just about every Mingus recording!) The politics of the 64 performance are still in place, with a slight shift – and they're mixed with some of the late Mingus' love of Duke Ellington, who gets a tribute here in a few spots, but with some great touches by Charles. Most tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Remember Rockefeller At Attica", "Devil Blues", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", "Black Bat & Poles", "For Harry Carney", "Sue's Changes", and "Free Cell Block F Tis Nazi USA". CD

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Modern Jazz Group FreibergEuropean Jazz Sounds (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Christophorus/Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful collection of work from this overlooked modern jazz combo from the 50s German scene – a group whose material was originally issued on a handful of 45rpm EP titles by a Christian music company – finally brought together in this excellent full length collection! The Modern Jazz Group Freiberg have a style that echoes the other European Jazz Sounds releases of the time by Joki Freund and Michael Naura – a groove that draws strongly from the best American modern impulses of the time – with both a west coast style of arranging, and a bit more New York fire on the way that the soloists come across! The group here has a strong trumpeter in the lead – Raymond Court – who clearly loves Clifford Brown, but also has his own sort of vibe, too – working here with Ewald Heidepriem on piano, Karl Theodore Geier on bass, and Eberhard Stengel on drums. Titles include "Remember Clifford", "Blues Pour Alice", "Solar", "My Old Flame", "A Night At Tony's", "St Joseph's Blue Concept", and "Jubilation". CD features 7 more bonus tracks – with work from tenorists Barney Wilen, Francis Netz, Bruno Spoerri, and Gustl Mayer! CD

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Modern Jazz QuartetConcorde ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1955. Used ... $4.99
Even at this early point in their career, the Modern Jazz Quartet were plenty proud of their relation to and reception in Paris – almost rubbing their international fame in the faces of other American combos with the title and cover of this record! The set's still got the quartet at their crisp early best – before any of the sometimes too academic or too serious tones of later sides – and tracks are mostly shortish, ringing out with especially nice vibes from Milt Jackson. Titles include an early reading of the title cut "Concorde", plus an extended "Gershwin Medley", and the tracks "All Of You", "I'll Remember April", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "Ralph's New Blues". CD

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Lee MorganBest Of Lee Morgan ... CD
Blue Note, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
Includes the songs "Ceora", "The Sidewinder", "Speedball". "A Night In Tunisia", "Since I Fell For You", "The Rumproller", "I Remember Clifford", "Mr Kenyatta", and "Cornbread". CD
(Out of print.)

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Meli'sa MorganWill You?/Do You, Do You Want It?/Back Together Again (club, barney rubble mix, album)/Alright Alright ... 12-inch
Orpheus, 2005. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Promo sampler from "I Remember". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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MotelsAll Four One/Little Robbers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
A pair of 80s pop classics from The Motels – back to back in a single set, and with bonus tracks too! First up is All Four One – a super-huge set from The Motels – and a record that still has the group holding onto a lot of credibility at a time when so much mainstream pop was really skewing towards the thin side of the spectrum! The vocals of Martha Davis are a big part of the album's success – as they've got this subtle sense of drama learned from the new role of female singers in the wake of punk rock, but tuned towards material that was maybe a bit more able to cross over on the charts – thanks to well-crafted guitar licks that underscore the best part of the lyrics. The approach is a nice balance – definitely less dated and a lot less cloying than some of Davis' contemporaries – on titles that include the hit "Only The Lonely", plus "Mission Of Mercy", "Take The L", "Change My Mind", "Art Fails", "So LA", "Apocalypso", "Forever Mine", and a remake of "He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)". On Little Robbers, The Motels are strongly in hit territory – the vocals of Martha Davis providing a nice blend of the rough and the smooth – in style that made the singer one of the real standouts in pop at the time! The group have a great way of brewing up the tunes – familiar elements that hint at drama, but never go too far – just the right balance to make the lyrics land perfectly, but never come off as overdone or insincere. Titles include the hit "Suddenly Last Summer" – plus "Where Do We Go From Here", "Monday Shutdown", "Isle Of You", "Footsteps", "Tables Turned", and "Remember The Nights". Bonus tracks include "Mission Of Mercy (apocalypso version", "Schneekin (apocalypso version)", "So LA (acpocalypso version)", "Who Could Resist That Face", and "Only The Lonely (live)". CD

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✨✧ Willie NelsonMy Own Way/Minstrel Man ... CD
RCA/Wounded Bird, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two really great albums from Willie Nelson – back to back on a single CD! First up is My Own Way – a set issued at the height of his early 80s fame, with a picture from that time to match – but a record that actually features all these great overlooked sides from the tail end of Willie's years at RCA! If you don't know the RCA material from Nelson, it's totally great – and has this great quality that still makes all the best use of his vocals and songwriting skills, while also changing up the arrangements from the more popular Willie Nelson modes that broke big later on Columbia Records. Titles include a surprisingly powerful version of "Both Sides Now" – plus "I'm A Memory", "Rainy Day Blues", "Pins & Needles", "Stay Away From Lonely Places", "One In A Way", "Funny How Time Slips Away", and Willie's own version of "Hello Walls", with some great vocoder-like vocals through a guitar pickup! Minstrel Man has a picture of Willie Nelson from later years on the cover – but the set features some lost material from his earlier days on RCA – the kind of unusual tunes that really set Nelson apart from the pack, both as a singer and a songwriter! If you love Willie Nelson as much as we do, you'll know that there's so many great corners and overlooked chapters of his career to discover – and this album's definitely full of plenty of those – on titles that include "The Minstrel Man", "Mountain Dew", "Laying My Burdens Down", "Good Times", "Will You Remember", and "Senses". CD

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Patti PageWaltz Queen ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Patti Page is working here to class up her image from the country waltz sound of her biggest hit – and is going instead for a waltzing mode that's more traditional, and which brings out the duskier side of her vocal talents! Don't get us wrong, there's not a lot of Strauss in the mix – it's just that the arrangements of tunes all have a lightly dancing, gently waltzing quality – one that still preserves the syncopated rhythms of Patti's bigger singles, yet which takes them out of the country pop side of the spectrum, and showcase Page as a singer with a deeper range. Backings are by Vic Schoen, and titles include "What'll I Do", "Memories", "Till We Meet Again", "Remember", "Now Is The Hour", "Wondering", and "You Will Find Your Love In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Oscar PetersonLive In Paris 1957 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.99
A wealth of rare live material from legendary pianist Oscar Peterson – all recorded in Paris during a time when his star was really rising on the global scene! All material was recorded for French radio, at the Olympia Theater in the city – and the package mostly features the famous trio with Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – save for four tracks that feature the earlier group with Brown and Herb Ellis on guitar! For fans of the important Thigpen years – which most folks know from the early 60s Verve Recordings – this huge amount of material is a dream come true – especially as the set is very heavily focused on tracks from the years of 1961 and 1962, when the trio was in top form. Many tracks are quite long – in territory similar to the Live In Chicago recordings by the group – and titles include "Cubano Chant", "Moanin", "Whisper Not", "Somewhere", "I Feel Pretty", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "On Green Dolphin Street", "The Lamp Is Low", "My Heart Stood Still", "Jet Song", "Tin Tin Deo", "Daahoud", "Jordu", "Little Suzie", "Ill Wind", and "I Remember Clifford". CD

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Andre Previn & His PalsGigi ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Andre Previn's got some very hip pals here – drummer Shelly Manne and bassist Red Mitchell – both frequent partners during the late 50s, especially on this classic run of jazz-Broadway records for Contemporary! The spirit here is very much like that of the famous My Fair Lady date made by the trio – a strong extrapolation of familiar tunes from a hit show – taken way out into instrumental jazz territory – with less thought of the core melody, and more focus on the tunes use as vehicles for jazz improvisation. Previn's piano has hardly sounded better – and more creative, both in tone and timing – an inspiration that certainly comes from Manne's inventive drum work – and titles include "Aunt Alicia's March", "I Remember It Well", "The Parisians", "She Is Not Thinking Of Me", "Thank Heaven For Little Girls", and "A Toujours". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Tito PuenteMy Fair Lady Goes Latin ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A pretty darn nice album of Latin tracks – despite the obvious cheeseball theme of the record. Sure, it seems a bit of a cop-out for Tito to be doing a My Fair Lady album – but keep in mind that just about everyone was doing one of them at the time (after Shelly Manne had his big hit LP in the same style), and remember the proximity of the Broadway theatres to the offices of the New York indies that put out Latin albums (also located on Broadway, mostly). Tito's classic band gives the material a nice lively groove, especially on the tracks "On The Street Where You Live", "Get Me To The Church On Time", "You Did It", and "I Could Have Danced All Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange label pressing. Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ RaspberriesRaspberries ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The under appreciated 1972 debut from the Raspberries – a wonderful album released with some fanfare at the time, and all but ignored for too many years. The Raspberries added an unpretentious, tightly crafted midwestern twist on the Brit invasion sound and LA harmony pop – coming up with some wonderful tunes that found plenty of fans, but didn't make the lasting impression they deserved! Tracks include "Go All The Way", "I Saw The Light", "Rock & Roll Mama", "Waiting", "Don't Want To Say Goodbye", "Get It Moving", "I Can Remember", "With You In My Life" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing in the textless cover.)

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Red RodneyBird Lives! (2nd cover) ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Charlie Parker may live again in the title of this set – but given the strengths of the group, the album would be great even without a reference to Bird! The setting's a bop one, as you'd guess – but there's also a lot more going on here too, given that some of the tunes are longer and open – and almost show some of the maturation of all the players on the date – especially saxophonist Charles McPherson and pianist Barry Harris, both of whom got their start with boppish ideas, but who were really branching out by the time of this early 70s session. The quintet also features some excellent rhythm from Sam Jones on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – both players who bring plenty of fresh ideas to the table – and Red Rodney's work on trumpet has lots of earthy notes that show a strong sense of personality too. Titles include "Big Foot", "I'll Remember April", "Donna Lee", "Chasing The Bird", "Round Midnight", and "52nd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear and aging, bumped corner, and a radio station stamp on front.)

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✨✧ Diana Ross/Jackson 5/Bill CosbyDiana! – Original TV Soundtrack ... CD
Motown, 1971. Used ... $29.99
A great document of a famous 70s TV special from Diana Ross – and a record that also features excellent guest work from Bill Cosby and The Jackson 5 – as well as an odd Motown appearance from Danny Thomas! Ross dominates the set, working with sublime larger arrangements that really showcase her growing power as a solo star – on titles that include "Close To You", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "I Love You", "Remember Me", and "Don't Rain On My Parade". And Bill Cosby steps in for a bit of dialogue with Ross – as they talk together, then lead into a surprising duet on Randy Newman's "Love Story"! The Jackson 5 serve up two nice medley tracks – "I'll Be There/Feelin Alright" and "Mama's Pearl/Walk On By/The Love You Save" – and Danny Thomas does a bit of comedy, but doesn't sing – thankfully. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jill ScottWho Is Jill Scott? ... CD
Epic/Hidden Beach, 2000. Used ... $4.99
The incredible debut of the mighty Jill Scott – a record that asks and answers a question with the title – then goes on to not only establish Jill as one of the freshest soul music talents of her generation, but also an artist who set the tone for so many others to follow! The record explodes out of the Philly scene with a mixture of underground soul and hip hop production elements – echoing classic modes, yet instantly present too – in a way that still sounds fresher than most of the copycat records that came in its wake – and a good deal of records that preceded it too. Jill scores big with a totally seductive blend of warm instrumentation, subdued funky beats, and immensely captivating soul vocals – and the whole record is awash in Fender Rhodes, giving it a spacey soul sound that will make the record a classic for years to come! Titles include "The Way", "Do You Remember", "Long Rain", "Love Rain", "Honey Molasses", "Slowly Surely", "Watching Me", "One Is The Magic #", and "He Loves Me" – but it's allllll good! The LP includes a remix of "Love Rain" featuring Mos Def! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ShalamarFriends ... CD
Solar/Sanctuary (UK), 1982. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A key album in the legendary 80s run of Shalamar – and a set that gets a tremendous amount out of a very stripped-down sound! The sound of Shalamar builds from a bit of bass, some snapping drums, waves of keyboards, and especially great vocals – warm and sweet, but never too commercial – despite the hit status of an album like this. If anything, the group have a style that's a bit more relaxed and personal than some of their contemporaries on the Solar Records scene at the time – one that matches the friendly title, and unassuming cover image of the set. Titles include "A Night To Remember", "Playing To Win", "Friends", "On Top Of The World", "Help Me", "There It Is", "I Can Make You Feel Good", and "I Don't Wanna Be The Last To Know". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Labi SiffreMy Song – 50th Anniversary Box Set (9CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), Early 70s/Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 9 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
An insanely wonderful collection of work from the great Labi Siffre – a UK singer/songwriter who's unlike anyone else we can think of! Labi's definitely a soul singer at the core – and his work has been sampled by DJs and producers over the years – but he's also got a much deeper, more thoughtful vibe to his music too – an ability to pen the sorts of tunes that make these classic records rival the best coming out of the LA scene during the early 70s, but produced with maybe a more different, distinct sort of British approach! If you've heard Labi before, you'll know the special genius we're talking about – a quality that puts him in the same unique space as artists like Rodriguez or Terry Callier in their prime – and if you haven't, you'll find plenty here to discover, as the set features all his classic albums, plus bonus tracks too! The first 6CDs feature material from Siffre's first chapter on record – early 70s albums that include Labi Siffre, Singer & The Song, Crying Laughing Loving Lying, For The Children, Remember My Song, and Happy – plus a big number of bonus tracks added to each album. The remaining 3CDs offer later work from his re-started career – So Strong, Man Of Reason, and The Last Songs – again with bonus tracks on each disc. Each album comes in a cover that reproduces the record, and the set features 146 titles in all, 44 of which are bonus tracks – with a 32 page booklet of notes. CD
 
 
 



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