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Nello Ciangherotti (Nenty & Silvano Chimenti)Sonorita Nel Lavoro ... LP
Globe/Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A really great sound library album – one with a sound that's as colorful and complex as its cover! The rhythms really run away right from the start here – with fast percussion at the beginning of the record, and lots of fast-moving funk throughout – often topped with weirder, wilder sounds that fit the trippiness of the cover image – which makes for a wonderful blend of funk and psych throughout! Some cuts have fuzzy guitar, others have keyboards that resonate with the percussion – and titles include "Folle Idea", "Distorsore Impazzito", "Un Pianoforte Folk", "Fischiando E Lavorando", "Dimensione Dell'Anima", "Transistor", "Metalmeccanici", and "Metallo E Cemento". LP, Vinyl record album

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Claudio TallinoCalamo (with bonus CD) ... LP
Aris/Sonor (Italy), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A pretty fantastic soundtrack to a movie that looks pretty darn spooky – not in the usual Italian horror way, but more in an earthy, ritualistic sort of mode! As part of that vibe, the music's got this great current of sex – some funky elements mixed with grittier sounds – often electric bass balanced with raw percussion, or a sweet electric bit moving alongside an acoustic one – an approach that sounds especially nice when pounding piano lines play out with a great sense of strength! There's also some especially nice flute – used almost as this surprising current of innocence, which gets cool counterpoint from some fuzzier guitar. Titles include "The Priest", "Lone Stepbrother", "The Rite", "Sweet Mouth Stepsister", "Smoke Gets In Your Head", and "The End". LP features an unreleased track – "M20 Canone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD – which seems to have some bonus tracks too!)

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✨✧ Alberto Baldan BemboLingua D'Argento ... LP
Sonor (Italy), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Alberto Baldan Bembo isn't the biggest name on the Italian scene – but he's forever been remembered for this totally groovy album from the 70s – the kind of record that really matches the highest standards of the time! Bembo has this way of mixing floating instrumental currents with deeper rhythmic grooves – sometimes upbeat, but often more comfortable in a slower funk mode – which perfectly fits the blend of sweeping strings, keyboards, and wordless vocals that sometimes grace the tunes – all served up in modes that are never too electric, never too acoustic – just perfectly balanced throughout! Titles include "Tema Di Nadia", "Samoa", "Sweet Oasi", "Green Sea", "Mubu", "Love In Sahara", "Savana", and "Oblo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes two movie posters!)

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✨✧ Giuliano SorginiLavoro E Tempo Libero – UST 335 ... LP
Gold Finger/Sonor (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet sound library album recorded at the cusp of the 80s – and one that seems to do a very nice job of hanging between two different generations of instrumental modes! Some of the cuts have a straightforward funky vibe that's very much in keeping with the strongest sound library traditions of the 70s – jazzy at points, sometimes with a bit of club in the rhythms – and much more song-based, instead of instrumental cues for narrative scenes! Some other cuts have more of an 80s vibe – still with warm instrumentation, but maybe more reliance on keyboards – in the way that KPM and other UK libraries were shifting to at the time. We especially like the 70s funky cuts, but the whole thing is pretty great overall – and titles include "Gitatour", "Diversivo", "Ciclo Continuo", "Pausa Mensa", "Turbine In Moto", "Riposo Meritato", "Lavoro Cerebrale", and "Ingranaggi Pesanti". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Gustav Brom/Polish Radio Big Band/Warsaw Stompers/Rita Reys & Pim JacobsJazz Jamboree 64 Vol 2 – Polish Radio Jazz Archives ... CD
Polskie Radio (Poland), 1964. New Copy ... $7.99
A set of swinging large group sounds mixed with vocal jazz numbers – all recorded at Poland's Jazz Jamboree festival in 1964! The real highlight here for us is the music of the Gustav Brom Orchestra – that cool Czech ensemble that later recorded some gems for MPS/Saba, but who here are already moving into some of their more modern conceptions – that strong sense of both color and swing that made Brom such an inventive leader. The group perform the tunes "Sonor", "Get Out Of Town", "African Nights", "Romance Of The Sea", and "Deep Water". The set also features some swinging vocal jazz numbers from the great Rita Reys from the Netherlands – working here with the Pim Jacobs Trio, who always provided her with the best sort of sounds – on titles that include "Bluesette", "Willow Weep For Me", "Moonglow", "Speak Low", and "I Get A Kick Out Of You". Andrzej Kurylewicz leads the Polish Radio Jazz Orchestra on titles that include "Cute", "Guma", and "Ballad For Anna" – and the set also features a few trad numbers from the Warsaw Stompers – including "Bat", "Panama", and "March Of The Charcoal Grays". CD

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Giovanni TommasoVivere A Tokio – Citta Del Paradiso ... LP
RCA (Italy), 1972. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Tokyo, the city of paradise – portrayed here in a wonderful early 70s soundtrack from Italian composer Giovanni Tommaso – who really bridges the globe with his music! The style is definitely Italian – especially the soundtrack style of the time – but there's also some more fluid, open moments too – longer songs than usual for the genre, which lead to some cool instrumental moments on keyboards and woodwinds, in a way that almost reminds us more of the grooviest Australian film scores of the time! If you close your eyes, you might almost think of the record as one coming from Sven Libaek instead – especially his great mix of warmth and action at the same time – and titles include "Rituale No 2", "Sopraelevata No 1", "Yamanka Lake", "Vivere A Tokio", and "Green Kimono". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Sonor/GDM.)

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VariousBlack California Vol 2 ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A great compilation – despite the title – one that features west coast recordings made by Savoy, showing the less "cool jazz" side of the LA scene in the late 40s and early 50s! There's some excellent material on here not available elsewhere – especially some great bop groovers in the Central Ave kind of mode. The album's got 4 tracks by Slim Gaillard – "The Jam Man", "Slim's Riff", "I'm Confessin'" and "Oxydol Highball" plus "Blow Blow Blow" by the Wardell Gray All-Stars, 3 takes each of "Blues A La Russ" and "Wake Up Old Maid" by Russell Jacquet, 'What Is This Thing Called Love" by Wild Bill Moore and Gene Montgomery, "Strollin'", "Sonor", "Blues Mood", "Skoot" and "I've Lost Your Love" by a KennY Clarke Sextet that features Milty Jackson and Gerald Wiggins and 4 numbers from Helen Humes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large corner cut and a promo sticker.)
 
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✨✧ Alquimia – La Sonora del XXI20 Exitos ... CD
Balboa (Colombia), 1990s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alquimia – La Sonora del XXIFiebre Santanera ... CD
Balboa (Colombia), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Alquimia – La Sonora del XXILeyenda II ... CD
Velvet/Vedisco, 1997. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Alquimia – La Sonora del XXIMagia Tropical ... CD
Balboa (Colombia), 2001. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Alquimia – La Sonora del XXISin Fronteras ... CD
Balboa (Colombia), 2002. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alberto BeltranEl Unico – Alberto Beltran Con La Sonora Matancera ... CD
Seeco, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Celia CruzCelia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera – Exitos Volumen II ... CD
West Side/TH Rodven, 1960s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork.)

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Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera16 Exitos De Oro De Celia Cruz ... CD
Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Celio Gonzalez Con La Sonora MatanceraCanciones Premiadas De Celio Gonzalez Con La Sonora Matancera ... CD
Seeco, 1961. Used ... $14.99
Classic work from the great Celio Gonzalez! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Vol 8 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 13 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 18 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 19 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 20 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ La Sonora MatanceraGran Baile Con La Sonora Matancera – 16 Exitos Originales ... CD
Discos Fuentes (Colombia), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Leo Marini con La Sonora MatanceraTomando Te ... LP
Seeco, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Eco.)

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Sonora SantaneraCorre Cinta Grabando Exitos ... LP
Caliente, 1976. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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Sonora CarruselesHeavy Salsa ... CD
Discos Fuentes (Colombia), 1999. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Tray card has a crease.)

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✨✧ Sonora MiamiCon Sabor A Cali ... CD
SAR, 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Sonora SantaneraLa Consentida De America ... LP
CBS (Mexico), 1971. Near Mint- ... $18.99
A groovy set from this swinging Mexican combo – with titles that include "Ratos Felices", "Maria La De La Guia", "De Luto", "Sangre Tapatia", "El Lunatico", "El Letrero", and "Chorote Y Turron". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Mexican pressing!)

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✨✧ Sonora SantaneraViajando Y Bailando Con La Sonora Santanera ... LP
CBS (Mexico), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Features vocals by Juanito and Andres & Silvestre – on titles that include "Viva Mi Companera", "El Botones", "Mi Razon", "Me Da Vergueneza", "Piensa En Mi", and "Aunque Se Olvide De Mi". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRevista de Arte Sonoro 6 ... CD
Centro De Creacion Experimental (Spain), 2001. Used ... $5.99
Music from Velimir Khlebnikov, Aleksej Krucenych, Kazimir Malevic, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Marcel Duchamp, Fatima Miranda, Modisti, Francesc Torres, Pedro Elias, the Meta-Orchestra & Bravido. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Celia CruzCelia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera – Su Favorita ... LP
Seeco, Late 50s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Eco, cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sonora CarruselesPa Los Rumberos ... CD
Discos Fuentes (Colombia), 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alessandro AlessandroniPrisma Sonora ... LP
Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A dream of a record from the legendary Alessandro Alessandroni – an obscure sound library set, but one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite Italian soundtrack classics of the time! Alessandroni's going for a very Morricone-like feel here – lots of spacious rhythms, isolated instruments, and a feel that's watery, but never sleepy – kind of a liquid groove that's really beautiful throughout! Instruments are nice and compressed – way down in the rhythms, and stepping along with a La Donna Invisible quality that's really sublime – just a few electric touches, but mostly acoustic, and with an equal sense of grace and groove. Titles include "Dialoghi D'Amore", "Punti Di Vista", "Breve Dialettica", "Vocali Sul Pentagramma", and "Aspetti Musicali". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sandro Brugnolini/Stefano TorossiMusica Per Commenti Sonori (with bonus CD) ... LP
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An Italian funk double-header – a sweet little set from the end of the 60s, and one that features killer cuts from both Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi! We love either artist on their other own records, but there also seems to be something about putting them together here that makes them even better than before – certainly funkier, as the album's full of the kind of sharp, hard-grooving titles that first made us fall in love with sound library records in the first place! The date of the album's 1969, and both musicians make nice use of psych elements in their instrumentation – adding a bit of fuzz, wah-wah, or trippy guitar in just the right spaces – never going over the top, or getting too indulgent – but just moving in a groove that's tightly jazz funky at the bottom, and maybe a bit freaky at the top. Wonderful work throughout – and titles include "Sweet Beat", "Repetition", "Starter", and "Makkaresh" by Stefano Torossi – and "Wawa", "Motuproprio", "Polyphony", and "Flyer" by Sandro Brugnolini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD with entire album!)

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✨✧ Ray Ramos Y Su SonoraEn Colores ... CD
HG, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonora Caney De ColombiaSonora Caney De Colombia ... CD
Mary Lou, 2007. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tribute to the greatness of La Sonora Matancera – served up with a sound that's as traditional and grooving as you might expect! The rhythms here are all nicely rootsy – lots of sharp-edged percussion at the bottom of the tunes – but the horns are somewhat sweeter, especially on a few of the slower numbers in the set. There's a tight brace of trumpets in the lead, and all tracks feature vocals too – by singers who include Roberto Acosta, Charlie Gomez, and Leo Caceres – and although there's a bit of keyboards on the record, most of the music here is acoustic in nature. Titles include "En El Bajio", "Descarga Caney", "Estamos Chao", "Cien Mil Cosas Oye Mima", "El Negro Bembom",a nd "La Piragua". CD

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✨✧ Sonora CarruselesEspectacular ... CD
Discos Fuentes (Colombia), 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonora MatanceraLive From Carnegie Hall – 65th Anniversary Celebration ... LP
Team Enterprises, 1989. Very Good 2LP ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Lasry-BaschetLes Structures Sonores ... 7-inch
Disques Bam/Cacophonic (France), Mid 50s. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Incredible sounds from the postwar avant scene in France – a small record, but one that's had huge impact over the years! This 3 track EP features compositions based around the "structures sonores" of Jacques Lasry and Bernard Baschet – both of whom create and play these amazing Harry Partch-esque instruments that are part sculpture, part percussive tools – very groundbreaking at the time, and still pretty amazing after all these years. Even more than the instruments, though, the high point of the album is the way that the orchestrations and sonic structures work together – as the whole thing feels like an otherworldly batch of space songs that recalls some of Moondog's work, and some of the other early Musique Concrete composers from the 50s. Tracks include "La Mort Du Clown", "La Danse Du Resort" and "Bolide". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoThird Decade ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1985. Used ... $14.99
A surprisingly great little album – recorded on the occasion of the Ensemble's third decade in music, and a record that sounds a lot better than we remember! At the time of release, we kind of "pooh poohed" this one because of its divergence from some of the group's other styles – some tracks are straighter, more composed, and less improvised; others use a larger sound palette, and go for themes that are almost sentimental and nostalgic at times. Yet somehow, going back to this one, we're stunned at how interesting we find the whole thing – as each track seems to offer up a new surprise, and the series of musical visions expressed shows how much the group had grown during their time together. Includes the wonderful "Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi", the percussive jammer "Third Decade", the sonorously-wonderful "Bell Piece", and the tracks "Walking In The Moonlight", "Zero", and "Funky AECO". CD
(Out of print.)

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Elsie Bianchi TrioElsie Bianchi Trio – At Chateau Fleur De Lys ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1968. Sealed ... $13.99
A really unusual slice of work from pianist Elsie Bianchi – not just because the tracks here have never been heard before, but also because they feature Elsie playing some Hammond, in addition to her usual piano – and the recording was also made in Atlanta, and not some of the European locales that Bianchi normally played! The tunes are often in a soulfully swinging vibe – so that even when they're numbers from an older generation, they get a cool small club combo treatment – very late 60s, with Elsie at the keys, Peter Brunner on drums – and Siro Bianchi on both bass, and some great tenor and flute! When Elsie plays the organ, she handles the bass – so Siro steps in on those tunes with very groovy work on reeds – and as usual for Bianchi, she also sings a bit too – although a good part of the set is instrumental. The material here was recorded in a Georgia nightclub in 1968, and the tapes sat in storage for years – but this late side of Bianchi's 60s career really comes to light strongly – on titles that include "Canalla", "Take Five", "Now's The Time", "Swingin Shepherd Blues", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Alice In Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in one corner.)

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Amilicar BoscanExitos Salsa ... CD
Sonoramico (Mexico), Early 90s. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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CochemeaAll My Relations ... CD
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
You might know Cochemea Gastelum from his work in The Dap-Kings over the years – but this time around, the saxophonist is very much his own man – blowing a version of his instruments that often seems electrified, ala classic Varitone from the late 60s – used in these really new and compelling ways! Cochemea has occasional tribal impulses that belie his look on the cover – but all in this very focused way that never sounds too indulgent, and which instead always steps back to the soulful territory we love from Daptone Records! And yet the record's also maybe something new for the label too – looser, never straight funk or soul – as Cochemea heads up this fantastic ensemble that's very heavy on percussion, which drives the sound with a raw, rootsy vibe – while Victor Axelrod plays keyboards, and the man himself blows on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. A real killer – with titles that include "Maso Ye'Eme", "All My Relations", "Sonora", "Los Muertos", "Mescalero", "Song Of Happiness", and "Mitote". CD

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Celia CruzCanciones Inolvidables ... LP
Seeco, 1950s/1960s. Sealed ... $29.99
With La Sonora Matancera. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Eco.)

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 1 – Blind Joe Death (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Takoma/4 Men With Beards, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.99
The landmark 1967 Takoma version of Blind Joe Death – essentially a revised version of his debut LP – and a hugely influential record! Fahey's bluesy undercurrents showcase his love of early recorded music , but the Fahey's style is purely original. He's got these magical tones that cascade effortlessly off the heavily-plucked strings of his guitar – echoing older blues and folk modes, but never in a way that's stereotypical – and which is already woven through with the kind of sonorities that continued to make Fahey such an important artist over the years. Think of the set as a skewed version of American history – filtered through one mind and one set of hands – and you'll be well on the way to understanding the power of this music. The set features songs penned by Fahey, and redone versions of older material – and tracks include "St. Louis Blues", "Poor Boy Long Ways From Home", "John Henry", "Transcendental Waterfall", "Desperate Man Blues", "Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday Blues", and "On Doing An Evil Deed Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)
Also available John Fahey Volume 1 – Blind Joe Death (70s pressing) ... LP 24.99

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 1 – Blind Joe Death (70s pressing) ... LP
Takoma, 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The seminal debut of the great John Fahey – posing here as Blind Joe Death – an acoustic guitarist whose bluesy undercurrents showcase Fahey's love of early recorded music! The style is pure Fahey throughout – those magical tones that cascade effortlessly off the heavily-plucked strings of his guitar – echoing older blues and folk modes, but never in a way that's stereotypical – and which is already woven through with the kind of sonorities that continued to make Fahey such an important artist over the years. Think of the set as a skewed version of American history – filtered through one mind and one set of hands – and you'll be well on the way to understanding the power of this music. The set features songs penned by Fahey, and redone versions of older numbers – and tracks include "West Coast Blues", "St. Louis Blues", "I'm A Poor Boy Far Away From Home", "John Hardy", "Transcendental Waterfall", "Desperate Man Blues", "Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door", and "On Doing An Evil Deed Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s black and gold label pressing.)
Also available John Fahey Volume 1 – Blind Joe Death (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Jazz CommunityJazz Community Revisitied ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
The jazz community here is pretty small – just a sextet, but one that had a huge impact on the Swiss jazz scene at the time! The group have a vibe that's maybe a bit earlier than the date of the material here – maybe more like some of the early 70s expressions from the American, German, and British jazz worlds – with lots of modal energy in the rhythms, and solos that are strong and freewheeling, but never too far outside – working with a really great sensibility between the members of the group. The music is dynamic, but never in a way that's forced or showoffy – and the set's filled with great originals by members of the group – who include Hans Kennel on trumpet, Paul Haag on trombone, Heiner Althaus on tenor, Armin Keil on piano, and Alex Bally on drums. Titles include "Snobben", "Keiler", "Welcome", "Incarnation", "Leaving The City", "Segara Village", "Fjorden", and "Paris Minor". CD features four more tracks than the LP! CD
Also available Jazz Community Revisitied ... LP 16.99

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Jazz CommunityJazz Community Revisitied ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
The jazz community here is pretty small – just a sextet, but one that had a huge impact on the Swiss jazz scene at the time! The group have a vibe that's maybe a bit earlier than the date of the material here – maybe more like some of the early 70s expressions from the American, German, and British jazz worlds – with lots of modal energy in the rhythms, and solos that are strong and freewheeling, but never too far outside – working with a really great sensibility between the members of the group. The music is dynamic, but never in a way that's forced or showoffy – and the set's filled with great originals by members of the group – who include Hans Kennel on trumpet, Paul Haag on trombone, Heiner Althaus on tenor, Armin Keil on piano, and Alex Bally on drums. Titles include "Snobben", "Keiler", "Welcome", "Incarnation", "Leaving The City", "Segara Village", "Fjorden", and "Paris Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Community Revisitied ... CD 9.99

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Jazz Rock ExperienceLet Yourself Go ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $14.99
Fantastic work from a group who are way more than just the sum of their name! The combo is definitely jazz, only a bit rock, and really provide a funky experience on most of their numbers – in the same sort of wicked blend of acoustic and electric jazz elements that you'd find on MPS Records at the start of the 70s! The musicians here are Swiss, but come from the same mindset as that famous German label – and like some of their contemporaries across the European scene, they were young players who were really open to new ideas – which they let flow from their fingers over the course of these cool long tracks! The lineup shifts a bit over the course of these recordings, and there's some real surprises in the roster of musicians –w ith players who include Bruno Spoerri on electric tenor and sopranino sax, Dave Lee on vibes, Hans Kennel on trumpet, Christy Doran on guitar, Freddy Meier on tenor, Kenny Schmidt on drums, Hans Foletti on bass, and even a young Irene Schweizer on electric piano. Titles include "If It Wasn't For Dicky", "Krivo Sadovsko Choro", "The Starter", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "Cheyenne", "Blues No Blues", and a version of the James Brown tune "Let Yourself Go". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Let Yourself Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Jazz Rock ExperienceLet Yourself Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1969/1970. New Copy ... $12.99
Fantastic work from a group who are way more than just the sum of their name! The combo is definitely jazz, only a bit rock, and really provide a funky experience on most of their numbers – in the same sort of wicked blend of acoustic and electric jazz elements that you'd find on MPS Records at the start of the 70s! The musicians here are Swiss, but come from the same mindset as that famous German label – and like some of their contemporaries across the European scene, they were young players who were really open to new ideas – which they let flow from their fingers over the course of these cool long tracks! The lineup shifts a bit over the course of these recordings, and there's some real surprises in the roster of musicians –w ith players who include Bruno Spoerri on electric tenor and sopranino sax, Dave Lee on vibes, Hans Kennel on trumpet, Christy Doran on guitar, Freddy Meier on tenor, Kenny Schmidt on drums, Hans Foletti on bass, and even a young Irene Schweizer on electric piano. Titles include "If It Wasn't For Dicky", "Krivo Sadovsko Choro", "The Starter", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "Cheyenne", "Blues No Blues", and a version of the James Brown tune "Let Yourself Go". CD features bonus tracks "Blind Man", "Listen Here", and "Get Out Of Here". CD
Also available Let Yourself Go ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Jones Jones (Larry Ochs/Mark Dresser/Vladimir Tarasov)Jones In Time Saves Nine ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
There's no keeping up with these Joneses – as the well-matched trio is alive with energy throughout – really moving past any expectations we might have based on the individual players, as they make all these fantastic choices throughout – and find ways to really reach forward as a single unit, in a range of really wonderful sounds! Bassist Mark Dresser may well be our favorite part of the triangle here – as he's got this sonorous power that's completely compelling – often echoing the work of Larry Ochs on tenor and soprano saxes, but also very much standing apart – while Vladimir Tarasov moves between punctuated passages and more textural aspects of his work on drums and percussion. Titles include "A Fistful Of Jones", "Twelve Angry Jones", "Three Jones Outside Ebbing Missouri", and "The Jones Who Knew Too Much". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)

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KapingbdiBorn In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years ... LP
Trikont/Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
Fantastic work from Kapingbdi – a group who hail from Liberia, but who recorded all of these tracks for a label in Germany – all at a level that makes for a wonderfully open, criss-crossing sort of sound! These tracks aren't cleaned up or polished world music for the post-colonial market – but instead, they perfectly reflect the new musical crossroads that appeared in that generation – as a group like Kapingbdi were able to effortlessly draw from American soul and jazz, especially the latter – all while making music that was uniquely their own. There's some very strong jazz work in the mix – especially on the saxes and flute of group leader E Kojo Samuels – whose strong lead voice and solo passages really help give these tracks a depth that maybe even recalls some of the best work by Oneness Of Juju. Instrumentation includes plenty of percussion mixed with just the right dose of Fender Rhodes – and although there are vocals on the tracks, the instrumental passages often hold sway. Titlesinclude "Don't Escape", "You Go Go You Go Home", "Wrong Curfew Walk", "Our Heritage (Sengadebon)", "Take The Guitar Out", "Boys Town", "Deadea (edit)", and "Mali Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album

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Second DirectionFour Corners (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99
A funky fusion classic! Second Direction are certainly not a household name – and the record has even more obscure origins than most, given that it was originally done as a small sound library project. Yet the quality of the set has given it a surprisingly wide reach with collectors and groove hounds over the years – thanks to the sharp rhythms and sweet blend of electric elements in the music! The combo mixes Latin rhythms with modal electric playing – very much in the mode of some of the best MPS work of the time, or the hipper corners of the Euro fusion scene – never too rockish and jamming, and with a great blend of the sax and flute of leader Fritz Munzer – plus the keyboards of Karl Heinz Merkel – both working with tight rhythms that often include lots of great congas. Titles include "Steamer", "Flying Carpet Ride", "Blue Dilemma", "Peace", "Storm Flute", and "Freeland". This great version also includes bonus tracks from the group's unreleased second album – Steps Ahead – seven more titles that include "Keep Going", "Tony's Choice", "Last Minute", "Steps Ahead", "Feeling Free", and "Moving Fantasy". CD
Also available Four Corners (with bonus tracks) ... LP 32.99

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Second DirectionFour Corners (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1976. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99
A funky fusion classic! Second Direction are certainly not a household name – and the record has even more obscure origins than most, given that it was originally done as a small sound library project. Yet the quality of the set has given it a surprisingly wide reach with collectors and groove hounds over the years – thanks to the sharp rhythms and sweet blend of electric elements in the music! The combo mixes Latin rhythms with modal electric playing – very much in the mode of some of the best MPS work of the time, or the hipper corners of the Euro fusion scene – never too rockish and jamming, and with a great blend of the sax and flute of leader Fritz Munzer – plus the keyboards of Karl Heinz Merkel – both working with tight rhythms that often include lots of great congas. Titles include "Steamer", "Flying Carpet Ride", "Blue Dilemma", "Peace", "Storm Flute", and "Freeland". This great version also includes bonus tracks from the group's unreleased second album – Steps Ahead – seven more titles that include "Keep Going", "Tony's Choice", "Last Minute", "Steps Ahead", "Feeling Free", and "Moving Fantasy". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Four Corners (with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Klaus Treuheit & Lou GrassiPort Of Call ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2017. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Very lively duets between pianist Klaus Treuheit and drummer Lou Grassi – tunes that kind of explode with free energy between the musicians – at a level that takes us back to older free jazz performances of the 70s! Treuheit has a way of working up and down the keyboard quickly, but also making melodic moments that can be quite bright – a really sensitive approach to the instrument, even on the fly – which seems echoed by Grassi's work on drums – especially at moments when he skirts around the edges, almost testing which sounds he wants to contribute to the proceedings. Titles include "Misterioso (parts 1 to 4)", "L'Espace Sonore (parts 1 to 4)", and "Lament #PB (parts 1 to 4)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ YangaEl Lobo (vocal, Chico Mann remix) ... 7-inch
Sonorama Discos, 2016. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
Heavy percussion and a mighty nice accordion line – a groove that's got an earthy take on South American roots, but at a level that's maybe even fiercer than original recordings from years back! The group trades vocals back and forth nicely over the drums – while the accordion finds its own space in the middle – arcing up and down in a completely compelling way! The flipside features a Chico Mann remix – which electrifies things, and definitely brings up the basslines and beats. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(#161/500.)

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VariousDJ Amir Presents Buena Music Y Cultura – Good Music & Culture – Rare Latin Sounds From Across The Americas ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
One of the most fantastic collections we've ever heard from DJ Amir – a set that may well blow away his classic On/Off Track sets for the depth of its spirit and feeling! Amir's been well-known as a crate digger for many years – and while digging for funk, soul, and hip hop on the New York scene, he's also come across plenty of rare Latin nuggets – not familiar salsa or crossover Latin Soul, but instead some much deeper numbers that show just how much spirit and imagination the music had when it was at its best! Most of the numbers here are from late 60s and 70s vintage – and many have this jazzy energy that goes way past just simple grooves, and which instead features the richer colors and complicated motions of some of Eddie Palmieri's music, especially in the 70s. Titles include the previously unreleased "Salsa (parts 1 & 2)" by Fito Foster – plus "Picadillo" by La Moderna Of New York, "Bomba" by Dax Pacem, "Paranoia" by Wayne Gorbea Y Su Conjunto Salsa, "Rogelio Tiene La Salsa" by Chino Y Su Conjunto Melao, "Yo No Bailo Con Juana" by Cortijo Y Kako, "Vete De Aqui" by Joey Aponte, "Asi Asi Descarga" by Mike Hernandez Y Su Sonora Casino, "Tembelque" by Louie Colon, "El Ritmo Soledad" by Orchestra Soledad, and "El Pulpo" by Joey Pastrana. CD
Also available DJ Amir Presents Buena Music Y Cultura – Good Music & Culture – Rare Latin Sounds From Across The Americas ... LP 24.99

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VariousDJ Amir Presents Buena Music Y Cultura – Good Music & Culture – Rare Latin Sounds From Across The Americas ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.99
One of the most fantastic collections we've ever heard from DJ Amir – a set that may well blow away his classic On/Off Track sets for the depth of its spirit and feeling! Amir's been well-known as a crate digger for many years – and while digging for funk, soul, and hip hop on the New York scene, he's also come across plenty of rare Latin nuggets – not familiar salsa or crossover Latin Soul, but instead some much deeper numbers that show just how much spirit and imagination the music had when it was at its best! Most of the numbers here are from late 60s and 70s vintage – and many have this jazzy energy that goes way past just simple grooves, and which instead features the richer colors and complicated motions of some of Eddie Palmieri's music, especially in the 70s. Titles include the previously unreleased "Salsa (parts 1 & 2)" by Fito Foster – plus "Picadillo" by La Moderna Of New York, "Bomba" by Dax Pacem, "Paranoia" by Wayne Gorbea Y Su Conjunto Salsa, "Rogelio Tiene La Salsa" by Chino Y Su Conjunto Melao, "Yo No Bailo Con Juana" by Cortijo Y Kako, "Vete De Aqui" by Joey Aponte, "Asi Asi Descarga" by Mike Hernandez Y Su Sonora Casino, "Tembelque" by Louie Colon, "El Ritmo Soledad" by Orchestra Soledad, and "El Pulpo" by Joey Pastrana. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available DJ Amir Presents Buena Music Y Cultura – Good Music & Culture – Rare Latin Sounds From Across The Americas ... CD 14.99

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VariousLatin American Catalogue Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Includes "Crazy Rhumba" by Chico O'Farrill, "Pull The Bottle" by Sonora Santanera, "Dark Angels " by Orquesta Serenata Tropical, "Kiss Me Much" by Trio Los Panchos, "Kiss Of Fire" by Los Cinco Latinos, "Guitars That Cry" by Cuco Sanchez, and more, 10 songs in total. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in clear yellow vinyl. Cover has some surface wear.)

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VariousOmaggio Al Maestro Ennio Morricone ... LP
Cineploit (Austria), 2017. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A tribute both to the genius of Ennio Morricone – and to the five years of music created by the Cineploit label – served up in a style that's a wonderful combination of both worlds! The sound is more in the small combo mode that Cineploit gives us on its records – not the full strings or orchestrations of Morricone's soundtracks, but more fuzz guitar and keyboards – mixed with other sonic elements and some occasional bits of funk! Aesthetically, the music has more of a post-Goblin or John Carpenter sound than the golden Morricone era of the 60s and 70s – and titles include "Pazuzu" by Zoltan, "The Thing" by Videogram, "Revolver" by Leonard/Wank, "Strana Bambina" by Luigi Porto, "Matto Caldo Girotondo" by Orgasmo Sonore, "Stress Infinito" by Rashomon, "La Lucertola" by Oscillotron, and "Die Ballade Von Prafekt Mori" by Thelema. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CochemeaAll My Relations ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
You might know Cochemea Gastelum from his work in The Dap-Kings over the years – but this time around, the saxophonist is very much his own man – blowing a version of his instruments that often seems electrified, ala classic Varitone from the late 60s – used in these really new and compelling ways! Cochemea has occasional tribal impulses that belie his look on the cover – but all in this very focused way that never sounds too indulgent, and which instead always steps back to the soulful territory we love from Daptone Records! And yet the record's also maybe something new for the label too – looser, never straight funk or soul – as Cochemea heads up this fantastic ensemble that's very heavy on percussion, which drives the sound with a raw, rootsy vibe – while Victor Axelrod plays keyboards, and the man himself blows on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. A real killer – with titles that include "Maso Ye'Eme", "All My Relations", "Sonora", "Los Muertos", "Mescalero", "Song Of Happiness", and "Mitote". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available All My Relations ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Manfred BurzlaffBerlin Jazz Soundtracks ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool jazz tracks from the Berlin scene of the 60s – not just because the music was used for films, but also because leader Manfred Burzlaff was a vibes player as well! The music here is pretty darn obscure – not the jazz soundtracks of famous French or Italian films of the time, but done in a very similar flavor – tunes that have inventive colors, tones, and timings – and which feature some flute, guitar, and tenor in addition to Manfred's vibes – all used in ways that are wonderfully bold, and which must have been a great accompaniment to the images on the screen! Most numbers are originals, but there's also versions of tunes by Cal Tjader and Hank Mobley too – and titles include "Jazz Walzer", "Banhof Zoo", "Tranenpalast", "Mulligan", "Kaleidoskop In F", "Europa Center 2", "Smog", and "Rendezvous Am Funkturm". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KapingbdiBorn In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trikont/Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Kapingbdi – a group who hail from Liberia, but who recorded all of these tracks for a label in Germany – all at a level that makes for a wonderfully open, criss-crossing sort of sound! These tracks aren't cleaned up or polished world music for the post-colonial market – but instead, they perfectly reflect the new musical crossroads that appeared in that generation – as a group like Kapingbdi were able to effortlessly draw from American soul and jazz, especially the latter – all while making music that was uniquely their own. There's some very strong jazz work in the mix – especially on the saxes and flute of group leader E Kojo Samuels – whose strong lead voice and solo passages really help give these tracks a depth that maybe even recalls some of the best work by Oneness Of Juju. Instrumentation includes plenty of percussion mixed with just the right dose of Fender Rhodes – and although there are vocals on the tracks, the instrumental passages often hold sway. Titlesinclude "Don't Escape", "You Go Go You Go Home", "Wrong Curfew Walk", "Our Heritage (Sengadebon)", "Take The Guitar Out", "Boys Town", "Deadea (edit)", and "Mali Feeling" – plus the CD bonus tracks "Hey Brother" and"Kapingbdi". CD
Also available Born In The Night – African Jazz/Funk/Rock From Liberia – The Trikont Years ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Salsa Vol 2 – Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little series that goes way deeper than the salsa you might expect from the title – as the approach here is to pick tracks from many years before, but which still have strong resonance with the pride and power of the Latin scene of the 70s! The collection includes lots of tracks that might come as a real surprise – some larger orchestra material, tracks by trios, and other Latin styles that aren't normally associated with the spirit of salsa – which usually seems to draw most from the descarga years, and the small combos to emerge in the 60s. Instead, this series traces the music much farther back – and includes loads of hard-edged cuts that resonate surprisingly well with later salsa dura – including many records that you might have otherwise passed by! Tracks on this second volume include "Tumba Mabo" by Conjunto Niagara, "Fania" by Estrellas De Chocolate, "Hay Craneo" by Tito Rodriquez Y Los Lobos Del Mambo, "Sujetate La Lengua" by La Sonora Matancera, "Nadi Se Salva De La Rumba" by Trio Matamores, "La Familia" by Jose Curbela, "Llora Timbero" by La Orquesta Siboney, "Micaela Me Boto" by Chappotin Y Sus Estrellas, and "El Paso Del Mulo" by Conjunto Colonial. LP, Vinyl record album
(Include bonus CD!)

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✨✧ Werner MullerFeuilleton In Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great ensemble jazz from the German scene of the postwar years – music that's got lots of hip twists and turns, a bit like some of the later music from the great Raymond Scott and his orchestra! Werner Muller made a fair bit of instrumental albums on the German scene of the 60s – but most of them were lounge or mood music albums – which makes these jazzier sessions come as a nice surprise – as the tunes are almost a precursor of some of the more inventive European big band work that would show up on labels like MPS, or some of the sounds from the Eastern European scene. The group here is large – billed as an "orchestra", but probably about 20 members in all – and Muller uses them in a way that's nicely inventive, running through tunes from a variety of sources that all benefit a lot from inventive arrangements and strong ensemble talents of the musicians! All tracks are unreleased – and two tracks feature vocals by Caterina Valente, "Pavane" and "Sakura Sakura" – alongside instrumental titles "Blues In Studio 7", "Overture In Jazz", "Caravan/C Jam Blues", and "Feuilleton In Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Werner MullerJazz Mutations ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great ensemble jazz from the German scene of the postwar years – music that's got lots of hip twists and turns, a bit like some of the later music from the great Raymond Scott and his orchestra! Werner Muller made a fair bit of instrumental albums on the German scene of the 60s – but most of them were lounge or mood music albums – which makes these jazzier sessions come as a nice surprise – as the tunes are almost a precursor of some of the more inventive European big band work that would show up on labels like MPS, or some of the sounds from the Eastern European scene. The group here is large – billed as an "orchestra", but probably about 20 members in all – and Muller uses them in a way that's nicely inventive, running through tunes from a variety of sources that all benefit a lot from inventive arrangements and strong ensemble talents of the musicians! All tracks are unreleased – and titles on this volume include "Jazz Mutations", "Blues Variationen", "Jazz Suite", "Jazzific 59/16", and a version of Francy Boland's "Total Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carlinhos VergueiroContra Corrente ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brightly-tripping grooves from singer/guitarist Carlinhos Vergueiro – a lesser-known Brazilian talent from the 70s, but one who works here at a level that matches some of the bigger names in MPB! The album's got a subtle sort of sophistication – a mixture of samba and jazz in the arrangements, sometimes touched by the more complicated rhythmic changes that were coming into Brazilian music at the time – all providing a great backdrop for Vergueiro's deft lyrical twists and turns. All tracks are originals, and titles include "Trilha Sonora", "Homem Calado", "Panela De Pressao", "Prendas Do Lar", "Contra Corrente", and "Rendicao". CD
 
 
 



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