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Stelvio CiprianiUST 7013 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fonit Cetra/Sonor (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
We love Italian composer Stelvio Cipriani for his cop, crime, and erotic soundtracks of the 70s – and he sounds equally great here in the setting of a rare sound library album from the same time! The album's got no proper title or cover, but it's a wonderfully rich batch of music that's especially strong in the slinky/sexy Cipriani mode – with great keyboards and woodwinds carving out some themes so strong, you'd swear you heard them in a European film of the time! Things never get too funky, but they're also never sleepy at all either – and titles include "Hippy Love", "Fantasma Spiritoso", "Orizzonti Fatati", "Danza Degli Gnomi", "Orchidea Nello Spazio", "Incontro Di Fate", and "Rimani Amore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 600!)

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Edmondo GiulianiIl Mare – Brani Per Sonorizzazioni (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dischi Egede/Sonor (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An instrumental set that's a tribute to the sea – but with a version of the ocean that's a lot moodier and more mysterious than the watery world of Sven Libaek! Edmondo Giuliani works in roughly similar territory here – often using flutes, light stringed instruments, vibes, and other woodwinds to evoke a watery depth – but he's not afraid to make some corners of the water seem a bit spookier and enigmatic, especially at a few points when he really surprises us with some noisier electronics! There's a strong sense of journey as the record progresses – light to darkness, and back again – on titles that include "Alghe", "Sonar Tre", "Scandaglio Zero", "Iridescenze", "Coralli", and "Marina". LP, Vinyl record album

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Narassa (Sandro Brugnolini)/Zanagoria (Giorgio Carnini)UST 7011 – Popfolkmusic (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fonit Cetra/Sonor (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A split set of sound library instrumentals – recorded by two more famous artists, each working here under a pseudonym! Narassa is Sandro Brugnolini – an artist you might know for darker, moodier music on other records – but who turns in some very cool tracks on side one – numbers that definitely live up to the "popfolkmusic" title – in the way that they offer up unusual instrumental twists that echo popular modes of the tune, but in an offbeat way. The side features weird recastings of modes inspired by Bacharach, Donovan, and others – with titles that include "Pop Medioevale", "Gli Anni Del Candore", "Cineclown", and "Fermiamo Il Tramonto". Side two features work by Zanagoria – aka Giorgio Carnini – tunes that make sweet use of keyboards, including piano, electric piano, moog, and organ – used in a range of styles that includes a few especially nice funky tracks! Titles include "Calcio Derby", "Verdi Pascoli Inglesi", "Apertivo Da Vanni", and "Itinario Di Un Hippy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 600!)

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Enzo ScoppaNew & Old Friends ... CD
Sonor (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
The title here is very apt – as Italian tenorist Enzo Scoppa is reunited with his very old friend, trumpeter Cici Santucci – his frequent partner on classic jazz and sound library dates under the Santucci-Scoppa name – plus a quartet of younger musicians who really help them find their groove! Both Enzo and Cici haven't lost a beat at all over the years – both strong soloists who maybe have even more of a voice here than on some of their more tightly-arranged sets of the 70s – and the rest of the lineup includes Claudio Colasazza on piano, Stefano Nunzi on bass, Antonello Sorrento on trumpet, and Pietro Iodice on drums. The set features two tracks with the sextet – "Dancing In The Dark" and "Mr Blues" – one more with a quintet titled "Autumn" – and three more feature accompaniment from the Testaccio Jazz Orchestra – "Open Letter To", "Ana Marias", and "Sta In France". CD

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Enzo Scoppa & Cicci SantucciMirage ... LP
New Tape/Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Beautiful sounds from a duo who were one of the strongest instrumental forces on the Italian sound library scene – trumpeter Cicci Santucci and saxophonist Enzo Scoppa – both musicians with a strong legacy in jazz as well! Those jazz chops certainly come to light here – on a sweet set of instrumentals that really show the color of the duo's style – often upbeat and groovy, with wonderfully bright tones that come from the horns, and the really cool keyboards throughout the set – which include a fair bit of organ lines that feel like they were lifted from classic Italian soundtracks! When piano is used, it's often nice and echoey – and when flute comes into the mix, it's got a great compressed sound that's pretty unique too – and titles include "Guanabara", "Raggio Zero", "Mirelle", "Attica", "Hot Pants", "Tenerife", "Isabelle", "Ustica", and "Eleven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Giuliano SorginiLavoro E Tempo Libero – UST 335 ... LP
Gold Finger/Sonor (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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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Giuliano SorginiUn Urlo Dalle Tenebre ... LP
Digitmovies/Sonor (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Very cool sounds from this Richard Conte exorcist film from the mid 70s – a movie that was also known as Naked Exorcism in some corners of the world – and which gets a soundtrack that's every bit as creepy as its title! The music is heavy on organ at times – used in a moody way that feels like a church organ gone mad – which really sets the scene in a beautifully eerie style! Other tracks might bring in a bit of flute, which sometimes warms things up, sometimes makes them creepier – and apart from a few lighter moments, most of the tracks here are nice and brooding. Titles include "Angeli Bianci", "Messa Nera", "M25", "Reparto Agitati", "Risonanza No 3", "Satania", and "Tensione". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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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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Claudio TallinoSpell/M23 ... 7-inch
Sonor (Italy), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)... $22.99
Two funky tracks from this rare Italian soundtrack! "Spell" has tight drums, a fast bassline, and this bold guitar line that echoes out almost with a western sort of vibe – but much funkier overall – especially when it gets a bit fuzzy in the middle! "M23" has a bold piano line setting up the groove – almost borrowed from 60s soul, but repeated a lot more overall – then layered with riffing guitar and more great basslines! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bruno ZambriniRacconti Di Mare (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Sonor (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A beautiful ocean-based soundtrack – the kind of really special music we'd put right up there with the best seafaring scores by Sven Libaek or Francois De Roubaix! The style here draws on some of the best soundtrack modes of the late 60s – as the music is often jazzy, with some nice bossa currents at times – but also has some groovier bits, occasional wordless vocals, and even cool keyboards and a bit of electronics! Every song is a gem – and the soundtrack spins out in a beautiful way that's powerful, uplifting, and irrepressibly groovy. Titles include "Estasi Sul Mare", "Beat Psichedelico", "Tensione Negli Abissi", "Foreste Di Corallo", "Garko Al Caraibi", "Recupero Impossibile", "Laguna Di Notte", and "Fuga Nella Notte". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD with stereo & mono mixes of the album!)

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VariousNew Tape ... LP
Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Rare work from a totally wonderful sound library from the 70s – the tiny New Tape label, started by Italian trumpet legend Cicci Santucci – a player most folks know from his great contributions to Italian jazz in the 60s and 70s! The work here is every bit as great as the albums Santucci cut with his frequent partner Enzo Scoppa – but the style is more soundtrack-oriented, and filled with groovy moments that rival the best film grooves of the time by talents like Armando Trovajoli or Piero Piccioni! The rhythms are strong, instrumentation inventive, and unusual production techniques are just the icing on the cake – on tunes that include "Theme For Kamala" and "Janet" by Romolo Grano, "Reykjavik" by Girosan & Lesiman, "Folksom" and "Raggio Zero" by Santucci & Scoppa, "Macerie" and "Violenza" by Ruscigan, "Macchine Nello Spazio" by Paolo Renosto, "Space Machine" by Cicci Santucci, and "Macumba" by Grano & Renosto. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Filippo TreccaCol Fiato In Gola (orig, KUSH edit, LUCA quirky version) ... 12-inch
Sonor (Italy), 1978. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Filippo Trecca never recorded much soundtrack music in the 70s – but he did give the world the fantastic track "Col Fiato In Gola" – a break-heavy number that went on to great sample fame in the Dusty Fingers generation! The tune has this cool blend of breaking drums and dark-turning piano – spiced up by sharp sweeps of strings, but always staying spare and funky overall! The legendary Hip Hop/Dusty Fingers heavy tune "COL FIATO IN GOLA" by maestro Filippo Trecca, originally released in 1978 for the Giallo TV mini series "Diario Di Giudice" and directed by Dante Troisi. The "Kush" edit adds in some weird distorted moogy keyboards – a bit contemporary – and the "Luca quirky version" has a more spacious, more stepping approach to the groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Alessandro AlessandroniOpen Air Parade ... LP
SR/Sonor (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A gem of a sound library record from one of the all-time greats – and maybe one of the few artists who gave his equal all, whether he was cutting a full film soundtrack, or just a discreet batch of tracks like these in the studio! The music is as groovy as groovy can be – sometimes funky, sometimes slinky – and done in this blend of heavy electric bass, nicely snapping drums, riffing guitar, and some great use of wordless vocals – maybe no surprise, since Alessandroni was the man behind the legendary I Cantori Modern! There's a great sense of variety all the way through – all killer, no filler – and titles include "Vocalisation", "Spiagge Azzurre", "Aliante Giallo", "Ciclamino", "Arioso Spirituale", "Cielo Verde", and "Marmittone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Alberto Baldan BemboL'Amica Di Mia Madre (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Aris/Sonor (Italy), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest moments ever from Italian soundtrack composer Alberto Baldan Bembo – an artist with a great talent for combining warmth and a groove – using subtle strings over rolling basslines and sweet keyboards – all to wrap things together in a really fantastic sound! There's a mix of acoustic and electric elements on most tracks – strong trombone solos in many parts, which up a jazzy element, almost with a Raul De Souza sort of sound – and the keyboards are offset by nice moments on vibes and percussion as well. Titles include "Tema Di Andrea", "Abat Jour", "Pedro Come", "Linda", "Club Moreno", "Blue Velvet", "Cavallo Blu", and "Gonzalez Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus replica poster too!)

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✨✧ Giancarlo GazzaniSeduzione Coniugale (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Sonor (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet conjugal seduction – served up here in a rare Italian soundtrack from the 70s! The music reminds us a lot of Stelvio Cipriani at his best – as there's a mix of slinky, sexy modes with a few funkier passages – and plenty of great keyboard moments throughout! The instrumentation is nice and light – never too many strings to smother the lovemaking – and Giancarlo Gazzini displays a nice sense of space that could well have been inspired by maestro Morricone himself. Titles include variations on "Seduzione Coniugale" and "Colpa Mia" – including two bossa versions! Only two of these tracks were ever released back in the 70s – so this is the first time a full soundtrack has ever been issued. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Nello Ciangherotti (Nenty & Silvano Chimenti)Sonorita Nel Lavoro ... LP
Globe/Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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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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Clarke Boland Big BandHandle With Care (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. Used ... $28.99
Great work by this legendary hard swinging band – an early 60s American album issued on Atlantic Records, in the years before the Clark Boland Band's legendary run on MPS! Despite the early date, the album's got all the core elements of the band's sound in place – soaring rhythms, sharp-edged frontlines, and some great solo work by players who include Benny Bailey, Derek Humble, Jimmy Woode, Shahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, and Fats Sadi – coming together in a brilliant trans-Atlantic meeting of jazz talents! Tracks include "Long Note Blues", "Speedy Reeds", "Sonor", and "Om Mani Padme Hum". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Curtis CounceSonority ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956/1958. Used ... $18.99
Classic west coast soul jazz – recorded in 2 different sessions in the mid 50s, both under the leadership of bassist Curtis Counce, but not issued until 1989. The first bunch of tracks was recorded in 1956, and features Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, and Carl Perkins – on the tracks "Sonor", "Landslide", and "Woody N You". The second batch is from 1958, and features Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Land on tenor, and Elmo Hope on piano – on the titles "So Nice", "Origin", and "Bella Rosa". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlack California Vol 2 ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
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

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✨✧ Sonora PoncenaSabor Sureno ... LP
Inca, 1974. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the strongest 70s albums from Sonor Poncena's mighty run for Inca Records – a set that's produced with a stripped-down, almost rootsy energy at times – and that's saying a lot, given the focused and professional feel of the group! Larry Harlow is in the producer's seat here, and he put together the record with the same sort of balance as his own albums of the time – enough rawness on percussion to set an edge nicely on the rhythms, but plenty of sharp focus on the horns on the top, and on the soulful vocals from singers Luigi Texidor and Miguelito Ortiz. Tracks are all pretty lively, and arguably a bit more soulful at times than on other records – with titles that include "Las Lenguas", "Ecue Baroni", "Si Fue Por Ti", "Juana Bayona", "Telarana", "La Llave Y La Cerradura", and "Llore Y Rei". LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing.)
 
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Roberto De La Barrera Y Su SonoraSe Formo La Salsa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A fantastic cooker from the Colombian scene at the start of the 70s – the sort of record that's a bit different than more familiar New York work of the time, but which has an equally appealing sort of vibe! The set's got some killer descarga tracks that nicely update the approach from its earlier Cuban roots – and there's also a few rhythms that echo more contemporary Colombian modes, but with a style that's much more in the small combo approach of the early years of salsa – sharp-edged and fantastic throughout! Titles include "Se Formo La Salsa", "Mi Son Montuno", "Oye Mi Ritmo", "Vamos Al Bohio", "Mi Sonora", and "Macondo". 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)... $26.99
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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Celia Cruz con La Sonora De Memo SalamancaA Ti Mexico ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Celia Cruz records a bunch of Mexican tracks with the group La Sonora De Memo Salamanca. We're not sure if the recording was actually done in Mexico, but it sounds as if it could be. Titles include "Como Un Volcan", "Afecto Y Carino", "Cuando Estoy Contigo", "Serenata Mulata", and 2 different "Potpourri Mexicanos". The album's also got a very nice cut called "Matias Perez Boogaloo", that, while not a boogaloo, is still a nice choppy number with strong vocals by Celia. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the spine, but is nice overall.)

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Celia Cruz Con La Sonora MatanceraLa Dinamica (Eco) ... LP
Seeco, 1960. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Features backings from La Sonora Matancera – on titles that include "Tamborilero", "Cuidate Bien", "Lalle Lalle", "Resurge El Omelenko", "Para Tu Altar", "Sigo Esperando", "Tumba La Cana Jibarito", and "Al Vaiven De Palmeras". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Eco. Cover has a split on the spine held with clear tape.)

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DJ DoloresBanda Sonora Musica Para Filmes ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Vol 1 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Vol 4 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Vol 5 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 10 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 11 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 12 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 14 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 15 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 16 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Volume 17 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lasry-BaschetLes Structures Sonores ... 7-inch
Disques Bam/Cacophonic (France), Mid 50s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
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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Lucho MacedoLa Sonora De Lucho Macedo ... CD
Lucho Macedo, Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork.)

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Sonora CarruselesPa Los Rumberos ... CD
Discos Fuentes (Colombia), 2009. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, traycard artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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Sonora CasinoTrompeteros ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... About February 7, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonora MatanceraBaile Con La Sonora Matancera ... LP
Seeco, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Titles include "Que Linda", "Canonazo", "En El Bajio", "Este Cha Cha Cha", "Mi Redencion", "Cuartito 22", "Las Muchachas", and "Por Que Te Empenas En Decir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing.)

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Sonora MatanceraSonora Matancera's Parade Of Stars ... LP
Seeco, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
The legendary Sonora Matancera with some of their famous singers – including Alberto Beltran, Celia Cruz, Bobby Capo, Vicentico Valdes, and Celio Gonzales! Titles include "Todo Me Gusta De Ti", "Y No Me Enganes Mas", "Amor A La Fuerza No", "Piel Canela", "Una Vanetura", "Eso Se Hinca", and "El Mambo Es Universal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some tape on the seams, and a small bit of pen.)

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Sonora Poncena50 Aniversario Vol 2 (CD & DVD) ... CD
Pianissimo, 2007. Used CD & DVD ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonora PoncenaDetermination ... LP
Inca, 1982. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful later work from Sonera Poncena – a record that softens the edges a bit from their brassier sessions of the 70s, but which also comes across with an even deeper sense of soul! The salsa here is really wonderfully balanced – emotive, but never too much so – and set amidst arrangements that bring the congas up strongly in the mix, tune down the trumpets, and flow with a sense of grace and majesty throughout, thanks to bold piano lines from Papo Lucca! Vocals are by Yolanda Rivera and Tonito Ledee – and titles include "Soledad", "Date Cuenta", "Si La Ven", "Joido", "Aunque Te Quiero", and "Yambeque". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has a half split top seam and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Sonora PoncenaFuego En El 23 (remastered edition) ... CD
Inca/Fania, Mid 60s. Used ... $24.99
Very early work from La Sonora Poncena – the kind of record that would really push them into the limelight in the 70s! The sound here is a wonderful mix of Cuban roots and the newer Latin modes showing up in the Puerto Rican scene of the 60s – a fierce precursor both to salsa of the 70s and some of the return to tradition that would fuse a new solidity in the New York Latin scene. Vocals are by Luigui and Tito Gomez, and the sound of the album really sparkles with a mix of trumpety brass and percussion – on titles that include "Fuego En El 23", "El Hablador", "Casabe Sabe", "Nosotros", "Tercio De Acero", "Caridad", "Rinkincaya", and "Sancocho Prieto". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonora PoncenaSonora Poncena ... LP
Inca, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Sonore (Gustafsson/Vandermark/Brotzmann)No One Ever Works Alone ... CD
Okka Disk, 2004. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A mighty mighty album that recalls the glory days of the FMP scene – a triple-talent terror that features the massive reed work of Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, and Peter Brotzmann! Given that Gustafsson and Vandermark are the two key heirs to the sound that Brotzmann first forged back in the 60s and 70s, the pairing is a perfect one – and somehow, the trio manage to find even more strength, energy, and creativity working together on this set than on any of their recent pairings. Tracks are spare, improvised, and beautifully creative – and titles include "Elements Of Refusal", "Broken Hymn", "Hammer Requiem", "Blessed Assurance Uninsured", "No One Ever Works Alone", and "Death Can Only Kill Me Once". CD

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✨✧ VariousArt Contemporain – Anthologie Sonore Des Artistes 1995 to 2010 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), New Copy ... About January 15, 2020 (delayed)
... CD

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✨✧ Sonora MatanceraNavidades Con La Sonora ... CD
Seeco, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Celio Gonzalez, Celia Cruz and Carlos Argentino. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonora PoncenaJubilee (remastered edition) ... CD
Inca/Fania, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album issued on the 30th anniversary of Sonora Poncena's years in music – and a set that shows that the group was still going strong into the 80s! Some of the titles here are ones recorded previously on earlier albums, but they're redone here with a freshness that's very nice – often updated in a more contemporary salsa mode, and sometimes featuring some compelling work on electric piano from Papo Lucca. Lucca handled the arrangements on the set, and titles include "Jubileo 30", "Odiame", "El Sonador", "Fuego En El 23", "Satin N Lace", and "Nunca Sera Mia". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonora PoncenaUnchained Force ... CD
Inca, 1980. 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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✨✧ Daniel SantosGrand Exitos – Daniel Santos Con La Sonora Matancera ... LP
Seeco, 1960s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label Tropical pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Vol 2 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ La Sonora MatanceraColeccion Oro Vol 3 ... CD
Seeco/Discos Fuentes (Colombia), Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeLe Colonne Sonore Di Ennio Morricone ... LP
RCA (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A collection of mostly earlier work – with material from Citta Violenta, Metti Una Sera A Cena, C'Era Una Volta Il West, Tepepa, Il Clan Dei Siciliani, and other films of the time. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonora CarruselesHeavy Salsa ... CD
Discos Fuentes (Colombia), 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(CRC pressing.)

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Elsie Bianchi TrioElsie Bianchi Trio – At Chateau Fleur De Lys ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1968. Sealed ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Helmut Brandt ComboBerlin Calling ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Mid 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bold bass saxophone sounds from the overlooked Helmut Brand – a German player of the postwar years, and one with a sense of tone and texture to rival that of Gerry Mulligan at his west coast best! The work here is all previously unreleased, but shows Brand as one of the key reed innovators of the German scene at the time – right up there with the experiments of Hans Koller, especially in the way that Helmut can work fresh tones in with a strong sense of soul and swing! Many of these cuts feature trumpeter Conny Jackel joining in the frontline – folding his horn in with Brand's to create a cool wash of color – and a few other numbers feature Helmut alone as the lead soloist in a quartet, one with Roland Kovac on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Bami", "Nordlicht", "Yesterdays", "Salute To Lars Gullin", "Love For Sale", "Berlin Calling", and "Sum". 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 CruzMi Diario Musical ... CD
West Side Latino, 1950s. Used ... $11.99
A cool collection of twelve tracks with La Sonora Matancera. CD
(Out of print.)

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Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, & Justo BetancourtRecordando El Ayer ... LP
Vaya, 1976. Very Good ... $13.99
Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco join forces with vocalist Justo Betancourt and pianist Papo Lucca – the latter of whom was making plenty big waves in music with Sonora Poncena at the time! Pacheco's the leader of the group on flute and percussion, but Lucca's piano has plenty of force in the set too – and the instrumentation also features some rootsier percussion and tres, which helps it avoid the too-slick sound you might expect. Celia and Justo sing, and titles include "Ahora Si", "Reina Rumba", "Se Que Tu", "Besito De Coco", and "Yerbero Moderno". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing!)

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✨✧ Einaudi/Giani Luporini/Nicolau/Boccadoro/Cardini/Castellano/Solbiati/BussottiExtendo – Works For Bassoon & Other Instruments – Paolo Carlini ... CD
Materiali Sonori (Italy), 2000. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George EnglerInside Of The Outside/Outside Of The Inside – Who Are They? Where Do They Come From? Why Are They Here? ... LP
Serenus, 1965. Near Mint- ... $89.99
A really amazing record – part improvised music, part electronics – with a sound that's every bit as far-out as the title implies! Some tunes have a vibe that's like Sun Ra on keyboards, or maybe Moondog on percussion (on the acoustic tunes) – while others have more abstract, sonorous textures that feel borrowed from musique concrete! There's no players listed, but the sound is amazing – and titles include "Sounds On Venus", "Spherical Exotic", "Thunder & Lightning", "Dance Of The Unknown", "Work In Space", "Saturn", "Ghostly Drumming", "swarm Of Insects", "Sparkling Particles", "Konjugationen", and "Hectic". LP, Vinyl record album
(A fantastic copy.)

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 1 – Blind Joe Death (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Takoma/4 Men With Beards, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
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

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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

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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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Joy UnlimitedInstrumental Impressions ... LP
Devega/Sonorama (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $23.99
Sweet sound library funk from Joy Unlimited – an early 70s German combo heard here on their rarest record ever! As with the group's commercial releases, there's a wicked blend of funky jazz and hard-riffing instrumentation – and unlike other records, this one's got an even leaner, meaner groove – all instrumental, and with a great focus on key elements of the sound – funky flute here, sweet keyboards there, and lots of tightly-played guitar lines – which really help give the music a nice edge! The set's got a sound that's a lot like some of the best MPS funk of the time – no surprise, given that it comes from the same scene – and instrumentation includes Fender Rhodes, flute, guitar, saxes, marimba, trumpet, and lots of sweet drums. Titles include "Jamara", "Soul Gravy", "Homunkulus", "Breeding Ground", "Jigsaw Man", "Blue Box", "Parabolica", "Spectrum", "Herbie", and "Laguna Seca". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Kapingbdi/Kpa'kpingbdiTake A Look Outside ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 27.98
A never-heard fourth and final album from Kapingbdi – recorded in the mid 80s in Detroit, but with a sound that's really just a slight evolution from their style in the 70s! The music is equal parts global and groove – some tracks that go for a crossover clubby vibe, ala the shift that Oneness Of Juju made during the same time – others that have rhythms that are more complicated, and which point more directly towards the West African origin of the group, and almost fold back passages of time before their global travels. A few cuts have a very jazzy vibe – strong tenor in the lead, and less vocals overall – with raw, almost spiritual sound – and titles include "African Locomotion", "The Prayer", "Matumba", "Africa I Deh", "Yakunde", and "Times So Hard". LP, Vinyl record album

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Werner MullerFeuilleton In Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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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Oscar PettifordWe Get The Message ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. New Copy ... $18.99
Never-heard work from the legendary bassist Oscar Pettiford – recorded at a time when he was making some very big waves on the European scene! During the 50s, Pettiford not only helped revolutionize the role of the bass in jazz, but also helped bring that instrument to new possibilities in the role of a leader – working in groups that were usually as great as this one – a smoking lineup that features Hans Koller on tenor and alto, Attila Zoller on guitar, and Kenny Clarke on drums – all playing with energy that's about as tight, sharp, and soulful as you could hope for the German scene of the postwar years! Like Clarke, Pettiford's presence on the scene really helped lay the groundwork for a big explosion of talent in the MPS/Saba years – and the sound of that later label is definitely heard here in gestation – especially on some of the tunes that add in additional players who include Gerd Dudek on tenor and Willia Sanner on baritone. Titles include "Cohn's Lament", "Stalag 414", "Willi Der Bar", "Dark Glow", and "Gertberg Walk". CD

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Punta DiamanteAfrodelia ... LP
Sonorama Discos, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
Great work by a sharp-edged ensemble from Mexico City – a group who start out in familiar territory of Afro Funk, then quickly take the music in directions of their own – which includes a bit of the psychedelia promised in the title! Instrumentation features the core Afro Funk modes of percussion and horns – but there's also these cool spacey touches on keyboards and electronics, used in ways that really trip out the grooves and keep things interesting – and some of the horn solos are pretty great too, nicely wild in all the right ways! Titles include "Champ Fire", "GElatin Lover", "Afrodita Vs Tongolele", and "Babuino Groove". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mario RuscaReaction ... CD
Dynia World/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. Used ... $11.99
One of the greatest records we've ever heard from pianist Mario Rusca – a really open, fluid sort of set – and one that features electric bass in the trio, which really gives things a different sort of vibe! Mario plays acoustic piano throughout, but the use of electric bass (played by Stefano Cerri, son of guitarist Franco) really makes things move in a groovy way – kind of stepping and soulful at points, and warmly rounded at others – and still always given a nice sort of crackle from Mario's work on the piano, and the percussion of Gianni Cazzola. The album was only ever issued in a small limited pressing back in the mid 70s – and is a great re-discovery from this key Italian pianist of the time. Titles include "First Trip", "Straight No Chaser", "Blue & Green", "Reaction", and "Waltz For Debbie". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCuba – The Greatest Songs Ever ... CD
Petrol/EMI, 2006. Used ... $2.99
Music from Laito Sureda Y Su Sonora, Los Naranjos, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Chira and Septeto Nacional, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Septeto Nacional, Enrique Alvarez Y Su Charanga Latina, Orquesta Tipica Ases del Ritmo, Grupo Sonorama & Ad Libitum. CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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✨✧ Hampton HawesHamp's Piano ... LP
MPS/Saba (Germany), 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare German session by Hampton Hawes – recorded in trio format with backing by two of Europe's best rhythm players, bassist Eberhard Weber and drummer Klaus Weiss – and in a groove that's really wonderful! There's a great tone to the record that's evident from the very first note – a warmth, and almost bell-like quality that we don't always remember from other Hawes albums, and which makes this one really special. Backing is by Eberhard Weber on bass and Klaus Weiss on drums – and both players are heard here in rapt reverence to Hampton's work on the keys, but still with enough of a force to color in the record with their presence, especially in the case of Weber's bass. Titles include some tasty originals – like "Hamp's Blues", "Rhythm", "Sonora", and "Black Forest Blues" – plus versions of "Autumn Leaves" and "I'm All Smiles" LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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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 ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Kasper T ToeplitzFissure ... CD
Sonoris (France), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Alexander Von Schlippenbach TrioFeatures ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2015. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fifteen short "features" from this legendary trio – a lineup that includes Alexander Von Schlippenbach on piano, Evan Parker on tenor, and Paul Lovens on drums! The group performs with the angular sensibility that makes Schlippenbach's name well placed as their leader – and Parker's deft lines are especially great, sometimes richly sonorous in his more color-based performances – sometimes bolder, and with a starkness that really matches Alexander's work on piano. Lovens' has always been a great partner for performances like these – and chooses to use space as much as sound, which gives his well-chosen percussion parts even more power than if he came on with a more full-on approach. 15 short titles, all improvised, and all beautiful – with a really classic FMP sort of vibe. CD

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✨✧ Celia CruzLa Incomparable Celia ... LP
Seeco, Early 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A collection of hit singles by Celia, most with backing by La Sonora Matancera – her most frequent collaborators back in the early days. Titles include "Poco A Poco", "Chango Ta Vine", "Bajo La Lune", "Que Voy Hacer", and "Los Ritmos Cambian". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousColombia – The Golden Age Of Discos Fuentes – The Powerhouse Of Colombian Music 1960 to 1976 ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Easily the greatest collection of Colombian grooves we've ever seen – a beautifully-done package from Soundway Records, and one that lives up to the high standard we first found in their compilations of African and Panamanian funk! This time around, the focus is on the legendary Discos Fuentes – a label as important to Latin music in Columbia as Fania was in New York – but also one that's got a much richer history, and much deeper range of grooves! The tunes here are all from the 60s and 70s – and the set focuses on Fuentes tunes that have a current appeal to crate-diggers around the globe – the kind of hard-edged Latin cuts that are finally getting some respect after years of New York dominance on the record collecting scene. Styles here range from salsa to cumbia to descarga modes – and the collection is far different than any previous Fuentes compilations that have hit the market – thanks to a focus on the harder side of the groove! The package features great images of classic Fuentes releases, notes on each track, and even a great essay about shopping for vinyl in Cali – the mecca for Colombian collectors. 2LP set features 17 tracks that include "Salsa Na Ma" by Fruko Y Sus Tesos, "Hong Kong" by Michi Sarmiento Y Sus Bravos, "Cumbia En Do Menor" by Lito Barrientos, "Tifit Hayed" by Wganda Kenya, "La Samaria" by Orquesta Nunez, "Cumbiamba" by El Sexteto Miramar, "Las Calenas Son Como Las Flores" by The Latin Brothers, "La Picua" by Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros, "Improvisando" by Fruko, "El Mondongo" by Los Corraleros De Majagual, "Pacifico" by Afrosound, "La Piojosa" by La Sonora Cienaguera, and "La Pata Y El Pato" by Climaco Sarmiento. 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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✨✧ Second DirectionFour Corners (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky fusion classic! Second Direction are certainly not a household name – and the record has even more obscure origins than most, given that it was originally done as a small sound library project. Yet the quality of the set has given it a surprisingly wide reach with collectors and groove hounds over the years – thanks to the sharp rhythms and sweet blend of electric elements in the music! The combo mixes Latin rhythms with modal electric playing – very much in the mode of some of the best MPS work of the time, or the hipper corners of the Euro fusion scene – never too rockish and jamming, and with a great blend of the sax and flute of leader Fritz Munzer – plus the keyboards of Karl Heinz Merkel – both working with tight rhythms that often include lots of great congas. Titles include "Steamer", "Flying Carpet Ride", "Blue Dilemma", "Peace", "Storm Flute", and "Freeland". This great version also includes bonus tracks from the group's unreleased second album – Steps Ahead – seven more titles that include "Keep Going", "Tony's Choice", "Last Minute", "Steps Ahead", "Feeling Free", and "Moving Fantasy". CD

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✨✧ Jazz Rock ExperienceLet Yourself Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1969/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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