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Mayra AndradeStoria Storia ... CD
RCA/Sony (France), 2009. Used ... $9.99
Cape Verdean vocals from Mayra Andrade, but carried off with a warm and lovely feel that's almost bossa nova at points! Andrade's gently expressive in her lyrics – singing soulfully, but subtly alongside these sweet little rhythms with a touch of jazz, and some earthier percussion elements at the bottom – a blend that's almost in the territory of Maria Rita at points, but more personal overall. As with Rita, there's a bit of a stylistic link here to some of the classic work of Elis Regina – more in spirit than overall sound, as Mayra manages the same careful balance of emotion and expressivity we always love in Elis. Titles include "Palavra", "Mon Carrousel", "Morena Menina Linda", "Odjus Fitchadu", "Konsiensia", "Juana", "Seu", "Storia Storia", and "Lembransa". CD
(Out of print.)

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Adewale AyubaMr Johnson Play For Me ... LP
Sony (Nigeria), 1992. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear, with staining and pen.)

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✨✧ BachComplete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981 – Glenn Gould ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1955/1981. Used 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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✨✧ BachEnglish Suites BWV 806 - 811 – Glenn Gould ... CD
Sony, Early/Mid 70s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Burt Bacharach & Daniel TashianBlue Umbrella (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic late album from Burt Bacharach – a collaboration with singer/songwriter Daniel Tashian, who adds some great front-end sounds to Burt's instrumentation! The balance here is great – very much that classic Bacharach sense of timing and space, but set to lyrics that are more contemporary too – given Tashian's background, which includes work with Kelly Musgraves. There's a nicely gentle groove to the whole set – that understated elegance that few can do as well as Burt – and Daniel's vocals are a great topper to the whole thing, as they show how the Bacharach aesthetic can still find new life in these later years. Titles include "Midnight Watch", "Bells Of St Augustine", "Whistling In The Dark", and "We Go Way Back". CD also features two bonus tracks – "21st Century Man" and "Quiet Place". CD
(Blu-Spec CD2 pressing!)

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Bad PlusThese Are The Vistas ... CD
Sony, 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Crackling with excitement – and the future of piano jazz! The Bad Plus are a totally tight trio that explore the realm of acoustic piano with the same depth and imagination that Medeski, Martin, & Wood once brought to the Hammond. The trio are clearly steeped in pop influences from the past 20 years – but manage to play together with the free-thinking complexity and rhythmic conviction of some of the best French and Japanese piano trios of the 70s. The set includes a few great covers that might otherwise sound gimmicky, but which come across amazing well – thanks to the group's depth and level of execution – plus some even better original tunes that we love especially much! Titles include "Big Eater", "Everywhere You Turn", "1972 Bronze Medalist", "Boo Wah", "Flim", "Silence Is The Question", "Heart Of Glass", and "Smells Like Teen Spirit". CD
(Out of print, includes a second disc with five radio edit tracks.)

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✨✧ Kathleen BattleSo Many Stars ... CD
Sony, 1995. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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BeatshakeLost In The Flow ... CD
Sony, 2013. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Jeff BeckRock'N'Roll Spirit Vol II – Jeff Beck Session Works ... CD
Epic/Sony (Japan), 1994. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry BelafonteBelafonte At Carnegie Hall (K2HD CD) ... CD
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1959. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A very well-recorded live set – one in which Harry Belafonte's voice echoes out beautifully in the space of Carnegie Hall, alongside hip backings from Robert Corman! CD
(Out of print. Includes the original slipcover!)

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✨✧ Marco BeltramiGiver – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Sony, 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Still sealed. Small cutout hole through case and tray card.)

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Tony BennettI Left My Heart In San Francisco ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1962. Used ... $12.99
Tony's classic – with the big hit "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" – and other titles that include "Rules Of The Road", "Candy Kisses", "Marry Young", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "Smike", and "Tender Is The Night". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Big Brother & The Holding CompanyBig Brother & The Holding Company (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Mainstream/Sony, 1967. Used ... $5.99
The first full album featuring the incredible voice of Janis Joplin, as the singer of Big Brother & The Holding Company! Even at this early point, it's clear that there's some really incredible things happening with this band. Originally released on Mainstream, the production is a bit thin compared to the bigger sounding records to come, hich actually works incredibly well – as Janis's voice just tears right through in a really exciting way. The rawer Big Brother backdrop is great, too! Titles include "Easy Rider", "Bye, Bye Baby", "Intruder", "Women Is Losers", Moondog's "All Is Lonliness", and "Down On Me". CD

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✨✧ Mario BiondiDare ... CD
Sony (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Mario Biondi looks a bit angelic on the cover, but his vocals are still nicely down to earth – that wonderfully raspy charm that made us love his music right from the start, and which makes Mario one of the key folks to carry forward the legacy of older jazz singers like Mark Murphy or Mose Allison! Part of that legacy is heard here in remakes of classic Blue Note tunes – but there's also plenty of Biondi's own touches as well – partly in the original songs he brings to the date, but also in the work with Italian groups like the High Five Quintet and Fabrizio Bosso Spiritual Jazz Trio – not to mention his own group, led by keyboardist Massimo Greco – and work on two tracks by Incognito too! With all that instrumental talent on board, the album's a jazzy delight throughout – and titles include "Jeannine", "Paradise", "No Show", "Cantaloupe Island", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "Give Our Love Another Chance", "Dream For Two", "Sunny Days", and "Simili". CD

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Mario BiondiParadise – Alternative Productions EP ... LP
Sony (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
A great little package that expands on the tune "Paradise" – one of the catchiest numbers in years from the raspy-voiced genius of Mario Biondi – a contemporary singer, but one who's perfect for turning out soulful tracks that really hearken back to the bast! Here, Biondi almost rivals Barry White's depth in the company of the catchy groove of the tune – which is presented in a radio edit, plus "DJ Meme's club remix", "DJ Meme's extended disco", "Piparo's production", "Joe T Vannelli's extended remix", and "Joe T Vannelli's extended instrumental". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Terence BlanchardLet's Get Lost – The Songs Of Jimmy McHugh ... CD
Sony, 2001. Used ... $1.99
Features vocals by Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, Dianne Reeves, and Cassandra Wilson. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Terence BlanchardSimply Stated ... CD
Sony, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Sam Newsome on tenor, Bruce Barth on piano, Rodney Whitaker on bass, and Troy Davis on drums. Tracks include "Lil' Fawdy", "Central Focus", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Detour Ahead", and "Glass J/Mo' Better Blues/Lonely Woman". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Teresa BrewerLive At Carnegie Hall & Montreux ... CD
Sony/Collectables, 1978/1983. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Cab CallowayAre You Hep To The Jive? ... CD
Columbia/Sony, Late 30s/1940s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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Choro ClubBrasiliana Remix ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2001. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Alice CooperWelcome 2 My Nightmare (with bonus track) ... CD
Sony (Australia), 2011. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Arlindo CruzHeranca Popular ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2014. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Gino CunicoGino Cunico ... CD
Arista/Sony (Japan), 1976. Used ... $8.99
Catchy 70s pop from Gino Cunico – just the right sort of songs that would have sounded wonderful coming out of an AM radio in your car – with that kind of production that somehow managed to make that tiny speaker on the dashboard sound so much stronger than it was! Gino puts himself right out there with the tunes – not afraid to be a crossover crooner, with maybe a bit of a Bee Gees influence in his approach – amidst the well-crafted strings and orchestrations in the background. Most numbers are pretty hook-heavy – and titles include the hit "Can't Smile Without You", plus "Daydreamer", "Can't Hold On Any Longer", "Emptiness", "Don't Throw It All Away", and "When I Wanted You". CD
(2017 pressing from the AOR City series – includes obi!)

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Vanessa Da MataBicicletas Bolos E Outras Alegrias ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2010. Used ... $9.99
Always-lovely work from Vanessa Da Mata – a contemporary Brazilian vocalist, and one who sings with plenty of soul! The album features some great work from Kassin – who produced, plays bass, and clearly had a hand in shaping the sound of the set – giving the whole thing lots of those hip twists and turns you'll find in music issued under his own name – or with Domenico and Moreno Veloso! There's a cool undercurrent to many of the songs – hard to describe accurately, but almost a bubbling darkness next to sweeter sounds on the top – nicely off-balance, in a way that really keeps things interesting. Titles include "Fiu Fiu", "Te Amo", "Va", "Moro Longe", "Meu Aniversario", "Ve Se Fica Bem", and "A Masoquista E O Fugitivo". CD

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Martinho Da VilaDe Bem Com A Vida ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2016. Used ... $6.99
Instantly timeless work from Martinho Da Vila – a set that's every bit as powerful as his classic albums from the 70s – and done with an even more personal sound! Martinho first rose to fame at a time when there was a big wave of new samba recordings in Brazil – a mode that still held onto the roots, but also pushed the music with a fullness in terms of production – never too commercial, yet still quite different than the approach used here – which is very intimate, and maybe makes the album one of the singer's most impressive ever! The passage of years has only made Martinho's vocals better, and amidst the spare percussion and stringed instrumentation, he really carries the sound of the record beautifully – making us feel as if we've stumbled upon to his genius all over again, but at an even more powerful level. Titles include "Samba Sem Letra", "Amanha E Sabado", "Danadinho Danado", "Choro Chorao", "Soul Brasileiro", "Muita Luz", "Sarava Sarava", and "Daqui De La E De Acola". CD
(Still sealed.)

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Miles DavisBest Live ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Italy), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
With the songs "Stella By Starlight", "Ah-Leu-Cha", "Concierto De Aranjuez (Part 2)", "'Round About Midnight", "Theme From Jack Johnson", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Oleo", "I Thought About You", and " Jean-Pierre". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisBlack Beauty – Miles Davis At Fillmore West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $38.99 39.99
Four sides of noisy, funky, stretched-out playing from Miles Davis – recorded at the Fillmore West, but with an intensity that matches some of Miles' crazy electric recordings from Japan during the early 70s! The music is a powerful blast of music that stretches out over the double-length set of the package – with a style that moves from heavy-duty avant playing, then back to more mellow grooving, then kicks it out nice and hard again – a heavy dose of rock mixed in with the fusion, but still plenty jazzy throughout. In all, the record is probably one of the most heavy-duty that the Miles electric group recorded in the 70s – and the lineup on the set features Steve Grossman on saxes, Chick Corea on electric piano, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Airto on percussion. Tracks include "Spanish Key", "Directions", "Masqualero", "It's About That Time", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Bitches Brew", "Willie Nelson", and "Sanctuary". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisMiles Smiles ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1966. Used ... $9.99
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to jazz – a style that's touched with some of the light lyricism of the late 50s, but which has much sharper edges overall – and really approaches some of the best "new thing" modes that were going down at labels like Blue Note or Impulse! Many tunes have a subtly spare quality, but nonetheless work with a tremendous amount of power – and titles include a classic version of "Freedom Jazz Dance", a haunting take on Shorter's "Footprints", and the titles "Orbits", "Circle", "Dolores", and "Gingerbread Boy". CD

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Paul DavisCool Night ... CD
Arista/Sony (Japan), 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(2016 AOR City 1000 pressing from Japan – includes obi!)

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Eldar DjangirovRe-imagination ... CD
Masterworks/Sony, 2007. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Eldar Djangirov on keyboards & piano, Carlos Henriquez on acoustic bass, Ali Jackson, Terreon Gully & Todd Strait on drums, James Genus & Marco Panascia on electric bass, Mike Moreno on electric guitar & DJ Logic on the ones & twos. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Duke EllingtonOriginal Recordings That Inspired the Broadway Hit After Midnight ... CD
Sony/Legacy, Late 20s/1930s. Used ... $2.99
Includes the songs "Daybreak Express", "Happy As The Day Is Long", "Braggin' In Brass", "Diga Diga Doo", "Stormy Weather", "Moochie", "Cotton Club Stomp", and more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Elvis BrothersMovin' Up ... CD
Recession/Sony, 1983. Used ... $49.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Monica FerrazLove ... CD
Sony (Portugal), 2014. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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FlamengoKure V Hodinkach (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Supraphon/Sony (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $32.99
Jazzy sounds from a really heavy Czech group of the early 70s – maybe one of the hardest-hitting combos to play for the mighty Supraphon label! As with contemporary Supraphon jazz acts, there's a definite ear for some of the more electrified fusion styles of the period – but these guys are also equally a rock group too – less long-winded than some of their prog contemporaries, and graced with really strong lead vocals at the front – which are a perfect fit for the fuzzier guitar licks that crop up from time to time! But that's not the main focus, either – as there's lots of great instrumentation on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – really opening up with some nice edges in ways that are very different than more familiar jazz rock styles. Titles include "Chvile Chvil", "Par Stoleti", "Doky Vlaky Hlad A Boty", "Kure V Hodinkach", "Stale Dal", and "Ja A Dym". CD features the bonus tracks "Tyden V Elektrickem Meste" and "Kazdou Chvili". CD

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FreshlygroundJika Jika ... CD
Sony (South Africa), 2003. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Philip GlassItaipu/The Canyon – Robert Shaw/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1993. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful orchestral work from Philip Glass – a set that features the long piece "Itaipu", and the shorter "The Canyon" – both handled with a mix of instrumentation and voices that really gives the music a sense of majesty! Although Robert Shaw recorded some relatively mundane vocal records for RCA back in the postwar years, he's really at his best here – using the voices next to the bold brass, strings, and woodwinds with a sense of formation that often uses the lower end of the sonic spectrum in a great way – maybe a bit reminiscent of Glass' soundtrack recordings for Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi, with some obvious ties to his 80s opera work too. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie HancockDedication ... CD
Sony/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sublime sounds from the great Herbie Hancock – presented here in one of his amazing Japanese-only albums from the 70s! The record is a showcase for Hancock in two different modes – as Herbie plays solo acoustic piano on side one, and delivers these really haunting renditions of "Maiden Voyage" and "Dolphin Dance" – both of them long, and with relaxed exploratory solos. Side two features Herbie on a variety of electric keyboards (moog, arp, etc) – playing with the kind of imagination and funkiness that characterized his best recordings of this period. On this side, Hancock lays down a sweet electric version of "Cantaloupe Island", and a nice spiritual groover called "Nobu" – both of them great, and nearer to the electric vibe of Thrust or Flood. CD
Also available Dedication ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Herbie HancockDirectstep ... CD
CBS/Sony/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums – alongside more familiar partners Bennie Maupin on reeds, Paul Jackson on bass, and Bill Summers on percussion! Given these last three, there's almost a slight Headhunters feel to the set – but the overall groove is a bit more mellow, with some wonderfully spacey touches that are super-soulful – and miles above anything that Herbie was recording in the US at the time. Titles include the sublime mellow groover "Butterfly", plus "Shiftless Shuffle", and the side-long jazzy jammer "I Thought It Was You"! CD
Also available Directstep (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP 21.99

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Herbie HancockDirectstep (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
CBS/Sony/Get On Down, 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 27.99
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums – alongside more familiar partners Bennie Maupin on reeds, Paul Jackson on bass, and Bill Summers on percussion! Given these last three, there's almost a slight Headhunters feel to the set – but the overall groove is a bit more mellow, with some wonderfully spacey touches that are super-soulful – and miles above anything that Herbie was recording in the US at the time. Titles include the sublime mellow groover "Butterfly", plus "Shiftless Shuffle", and the side-long jazzy jammer "I Thought It Was You"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie HancockPiano ... LP
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $48.99
A rare one from Herbie Hancock – with a very unique sound for the time! The set was recorded in Tokyo, and only issued for the Japanese market – and it features Herbie playing solo acoustic piano, working in a very warm intimate setting that's quite different from his more electric American sides of the time. The sound is great, and surprisingly full – and despite the fact that there's no electronics or other players on the set, Herbie really brings a lot of creativity to the album! Titles include "Blue Otani", "Manhattan Island", "Harvest Time", and "On Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Japanese pressing – with insert. Cover has a light mark in one corner from an old sticker, but is great overall.)
Also available Piano (Japanese pressing) ... CD 8.99

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Herbie HancockPiano (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1979. Used ... $8.99
A rare one from Herbie Hancock – with a very unique sound for the time! The set was recorded in Tokyo, and only issued for the Japanese market – and it features Herbie playing solo acoustic piano, working in a very warm intimate setting that's quite different from his more electric American sides of the time. The sound is great, and surprisingly full – and despite the fact that there's no electronics or other players on the set, Herbie really brings a lot of creativity to the album! Titles include "Blue Otani", "Manhattan Island", "Harvest Time", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD
Also available Piano ... LP 48.99

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HaydnComplete Symphonies – Dennis Russell Davies/Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (37CD set) ... CD
Sony (Germany), 2009. Used 37 CDs ... $39.99
... CD
(Please note that one of the corners on the box lid has a tear but it's in overall fine shape.)

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Henrique BandCaleidoscopio ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2007/2008. Used ... $6.99
Henrique Band on alto saxophone. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ashley HenryBeautiful Vinyl Hunter ... CD
Sony (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Tremendous work from pianist Ashley Henry – a British pianist who seems to be soaring out of the underground to become one of the leading figures in overseas jazz – a role that he definitely fills with this fantastic major label debut! The set's every bit as great as Henry's previous material, but also expands the palette too – showcasing a bold musical vision that's equally great on vocal and instrumental fronts, as Henry welcomes in a lineup of guests who include Makaya McCraven on drums, Theo Croker and Keyon Harrold on trumpets, Judi Jackson and Milton Suggs on vocals, and the team of saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd. Yet the work is clearly Henry's own – great tunes that have a soaring, spiritual current – maybe rooted in a tradition that runs from Woody Shaw through Robert Glasper, then finds its flowering in the really rich soil of the contemporary London scene. Titles include "Realisations", "Star Child", "I Still Believe", "Sunrise", "Battle", "Dark Honey", "Ahmed", "Introspection", "I Still Believe", "Colors", and "Between The Lines". CD

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Woody HermanWoody's Winners ... CD
Columbia/Sony (France), 1965. Used ... $4.99
Wome of Woody Herman's cooler, groovier work of the 60s – with work from young talents that include Don Rader on both trumpet and arrangements, plus Dusko Goykovich on additional trumpet, Nat Pierce on piano, and Sal Nistico on tenor! CD
(Out of print.)

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Haruomi Hosono/Takahiko Ishikawa/Masataka MatsutohyaAgean Sea (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Great Tracks/Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
A dreamy little record, and one that's every bit as warm and sunny as its cover – served up here in a mix of 70s Japanese fusion and soundtrack modes, with a relatively straight vibe overall! There's some of the whimsy of the artists' other work, but nicely filtered into modes that showcase their growing participation in the city pop years – but always with a kind of understated quality that makes the whole thing so great! There's a nicely laidback vibe to the whole thing, which breaks a bit when a jazzier moment comes into the mix – and titles are all in Japanese, or we'd tell you more about the record. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy clear vinyl pressing – with obi!)

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Engelbert HumperdinckSongs Of Romance ... CD
Sony, Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Small cutout hole through rear case and tray card.)

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Ian HunterIan Hunter (with bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Akira IshikawaBack To Rhythm ... CD
Sony/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Heavy funk from a hip Japanese combo – one that features lots of drums and percussion from leader Akira Ishikawa, plus plenty of guitar, keyboards, and hard-riffing horns! Akira's taking most of his cues here from American funk of the early 70s – work by Incredible Bongo Band, BT Express, and others – but he often serves up the music with a fair bit of conga work at the front of the arrangements, in a way that takes familiar tunes and gives them a much rootsier, earthier kind of groove! The approach is unique, but totally great – and the album's a funk album unlike anything else we can think of – quite unusual even for the experimental Japanese scene of the time. Titles include "Bongo Rock", "Pick Up The Pieces", "Do It Til You're Satisfied", "I've Got To Use My Imagination", "Let's Start", "Love Is The Answer", and "Boogie On Reggae Woman". CD

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Isley BrothersSummer Breeze ... CD
Sony, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Kiyoko ItohWoman At 23 Hour – Love In (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print, 2002 pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Jazz QSymbiosis (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Supraphon/Sony (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the hippest jazz groups going in Czechoslovakia during the 70s – the mighty Jazz Q, a cool fusion combo who really knew how to groove! The group's lineup includes a lot of electric keyboards and guitars – and while some tracks have them jamming out in a really rock-inspired way, there's some other tunes that open up with a great jazzy sound. Side two of the album kicks off with an amazing modal groover called "The Wizard" – a cut that builds and builds on riffs of bass, conga, and keyboards – before soaring into a sweet female lead vocal that sounds like Lani Hall at her best! Other tracks include "Lost Soul", "Starbird", "From Dark To Light", and "Epilog". CD features two bonus tracks – "Mlyn" and "Konstelace". CD

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Inoue Kan/Masato Matsutoya/Hiroshi SatoSeaside Lovers (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sony/Great Tracks (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
A lovely little record that really lives up to the sunny, dreamy image on the cover – relaxed tunes that evoke a mellow afternoon by the seaside – but in a mode that's filled with some of the coolest Japanese electro touches of the time! The record is part instrumental, part vocal – almost a blend of the YMO generation with some of the more minimal scene, and maybe just a dose of city pop soulfulness – all of which makes for a record that really lives up to its promise – on titles that include "Sunset Afternoon", "Wind Wave & Wineglass", "Evening Shadows", "Melting Blue", and "Lovers Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – with obi and booklet – on ocean blue vinyl!)

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✨✧ Kimiko Kasai with Oliver NelsonKimiko Kasai In Person ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A mighty nice live performance from Japanese vocalist Kimiko Kasai – one that features Oliver Nelson leading the band, soloing on alto, and even writing all the arrangements! Nelson brings the same soulful swing to the record as his famous late 60s backings for American jazz singers – although Kimiko definitely makes the tunes her own, with her unique phrasing – which partly comes from her slightly-accented approach to the English language! Nelson steps out on the instrumental theme "3210" – and other titles include "Guess Who I Saw Today", "Goody Goody", "Go Away Little Boy", "Some Other Day", "It's Alright With Me", and "How Insensitive". CD
(Out of print, 2015 pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Miguel Kertsman & Camerata Cantione AntiquaAmazonica ... CD
Sony, 1997. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Kindred The Family SoulSurrender To Love ... CD
Hidden Beach/Sony, 2003. Used ... $2.99
Just when you thought Philadelphia had shown us all its great new soul singers, another fantastic act pops into the limelight! Kindred The Family Soul are a treasure, and the kind of group we can warm to on first listen! This debut record for Hidden Beach is a rich blend of male and female vocals, served up with the kind of warm production, nice keyboards, and sensitive arrangements that made Jill Scott's first album so great. The pair really have an incredibly solid approach – working in a warm and mellow soul style that stretches back to Donny Hathaway, but which bristles with the best energy of the current scene. Titles include "Far Away", "Weather The Storm", "Family Song", "We", "What Happens Now", "Meant To Be", "Contentment", and "Spread The Word". And don't mind us – we're hopping the next plane to Philly! CD

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Kris Kristofferson & Rita CoolidgeBreakaway ... CD
Monument/Sony, 1974. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rodrigo LeaoO Espirito De Um Pais ... CD
Sony (Portugal), 2014. Used CD & DVD ... $6.99
... CD
(DVD is PAL, Region 0.)

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Beatriz LuengoBela Y Sus Moskitas Muertas ... CD
Sony, 2011. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Small cutout hole through case and artwork.)

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Mallu MagalhaesPitanga ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2011. Used ... $16.99
One of the loveliest singers we've heard from the Brazilian scene in years – working here in a set of gentle tunes with a hell of a lot of charm! Mallu Magalhaes has this raspy little quality in her voice – almost a Brazilian version of Charlotte Gainsbourg, but with a slightly warmer feel overall – one that's perfect for the album's mellow grooving numbers, served up in a blend of playful styles that moves from sonically-sensitive contemporary modes, back to a few with a slight bossa undercurrent. Marcelo Camelo produced the record, and his touch definitely helps guide the whole thing nicely – and titles include "Por Que Voce Faz Assim Comigo", "Sambinha Bom", "Cena", "Velha E Louca", "In The Morning", and "Highly Sensitive". CD
(Out of print. Back cover has a promo sticker.)

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Dave MasonCertified Live ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1976. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, blu spec CD.)

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MatadorsMatadors (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Supraphon/Sony (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $32.99
Czech rock from the end of the 60s – played by a groovy group with strong beat-heavy tendencies! Although they hail from behind the iron curtain, The Matadors sing in English – working with instrumentation that's heavy on the Hammond, and clearly influenced by mod work from the UK a few years before – especially given that there's a bit of a subcurrent of 60s soul than runs through some of these tunes! There's a near-perfect British sound going on here – but one that has some slightly odd twists and turns too – like seeing the Brit beat group years through a strange sort of prism, one that further abstracts their own interpretation of American musical influences. Titles include "Bad Bad Bird"," My Girl", "Get Down From The Tree", "Shotgun", "You'll Be Mine", "I Just Hope", and "Hate Everything Except Of Hatter". CD features four more bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Frank McCombLove Stories ... CD
Sony, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful debut from Frank McComb – a singer we've really grown to love and know well from his indie releases of the 21st Century, but who surprisingly got his start on a major label! The album's near perfect all the way through – as wonderful a mellow soul document as you could hope for from 70s Marvin Gaye or Leroy Hutson at their best – and Frank's got an amazing talent for blending together rich vocals and lush arrangements, yet somehow never making the whole thing too sleepy or slow. We've still never been sure as to why Sony never decided to do more with Frank at the time – and after falling in love with this album, if we ever happened to run into the exec who let McComb go, we'd certainly give him a talking to! Titles include "Looking At You", "Gotta Find A Way", "If This Is Love", "Love Natural", "Future Love", "Wasting Your Time", and "Listen To Your Heart". CD
(Out of print.)


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✨✧ Mondo GrossoBLZ (voc, inst) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A groove happy single from Mondo Grosso! The track's one of their catchiest in years – a kicking two-step beat, strong use of acoustic guitar over the beats, and sweet English language vocals by Blu James. The track's an anthemic groover of the sort that's best heard blasting out of a car window on a hot summer night – and it's backed here by a wonderful instrumental reading of the tune! CD
(Out of print, includes obi!)

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Mondo GrossoMG4R – Remix ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2001. Used ... $4.99
One of the best albums of 2000 gets remixed! Mondo Grosso's MG4 is one of our favorite new albums of recent years – a fantastic blend of soul, jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and two-step production – and this new album takes all the best elements, and makes them even better. The list of producers involved is as diverse as the influences that went into the music – and the set features work by Blaze, Da Lata, Jazztronik, Evan Lurie, Ananda Project, Wide Boys, Smith & Mighty, and Tom & Joyce. Titles include "Don't Let Go (OSJ club mix)", "MG4BB (Wideboys 2 by 2)", "Life (Vida Soalheira", "Samba Do Gato (hybrid beats rmx)", "Cenario (Da Lata rmx)", "Now You Know Better (Ananda Project rmx)", "Star Suite (Shelter album mix)", and "1974 – Way Home (finding my way home mix)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ennio MorriconeIl Cinema Che Suona ... CD
Sony/Epic (Italy), 1993. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ Mute GodsAtheists & Believers ... CD
Inside Out/Sony, 2019. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Marcelo NascimentoSobre Os Montes ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2011. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Plamenaci/Flamingo/Marie Rottrova75 (with bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Supraphon/Sony (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $32.99
Czech singer Marie Rotrova joins the instrumental group Plamenaci (aka Flamingo) for this really great set from the mid 70s – a jazz rock gem to match some of the grooviest work from the UK scene from a few years before! Instrumentation in the group is great – lots of strong work on saxes and flute, plus sharp lead guitar and organ mixed with a bit of added keyboards too – topped with vocals on most tracks, but still given more than enough room for the group to do their thing from an instrumental standpoint – which is often a nice approach to funky fusion, ala some of the best of the Eastern Bloc scene of the time! Titles include "Dvojite Salto", "Cas Motylu", "Quasimodo", "Malovana Kapela", "Lasky Zen", and "Posledni Okamzik". CD features two bonus tracks – "Zlom Vaz" and "Modre Oci Mladi". CD

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PrinceOne Nite Alone – Solo Piano & Voice By Prince (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sony/Legacy, 2002. New Copy ... $26.99
A dream of a record from Prince – up-close, intimate, and just the voice and piano promised in the title! As you'd guess from the setting, the record presents the mellower side of the man's mighty talents – but the whole thing is no less soulful than any of his previous records – and in fact maybe is even more so in the way that Prince lays down his vocals, with all these amazing inflections, long reaches, and very personal qualities throughout! Titles include "Pearls B4 The Swine", "Have A Heart", "Here On Earth", "One Nite Alone", "U're Gonna C Me", "Young & Beautiful", "Avalanche", "Objects In The Mirror", and "Arboretum". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! Limited edition purple vinyl pressing – includes download!)

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✨✧ Prince & The New Power GenerationOne Nite Alone The Aftershow – It Ain't Over! (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sony/Legacy, 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.98
A really fantastic live moment from Prince – a set that's even groovier and funkier than the standard One Nite Alone material – as the tracks here are nice and long, feature guest work from Musiq and George Clinton, and really feature Prince jamming with a group that features Maceo Parker and Candy Dulfer on saxes, plus the legendary Larry Graham on bass! The tunes stretch out nice and long, and feel very spontaneous – like you're certainly being let into some special aftershow event – and titles include "The Everlasting Now", "Peach (xtended jam)", "Dorothy Parker", "Just Friends (Sunny)/If You Want Me To Stay", "Joy In Repetition", "We Do This", "2 Nigs United 4 West Compton", "Alphabet Street", and "Girls & Boys". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! Limited edition purple vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Michal Prokop/Framus 5Mesto Er (with bonus tracks) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Supraphon/Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $32.99
Early work from singer Michal Prokop – later to become a famous politician in the Czech Republic, but here working with his early combo Framus 5! The music has this majestic quality that's kind of post-beat group – still some organ in the mix, but used in loftier ways – yet never really prog, either – as Michal's got these surprisingly soulful Czech vocals that make for a really great match with the instrumentation – almost like some Iron Curtain take on mod modes from London from a few years before. Titles include "Placu", "Tys Kamen", "Mesto Er", "Kapela", and "Perceptua". CD features the bonus tracks "Modra Ryba" and "Co Zbude Z Lasky". CD

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✨✧ Humberto Ramirez Jazz OrchestraParadise ... CD
AJ Records/Sony, 2000. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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David ReynosoDavid Reynoso ... CD
Sony (Mexico), Late 70s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Jeff RussoFargo – An Original MGM/FXP Television Series ... CD
Sony/MGM/Fox, 2014. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
... CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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SantanaFestival (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1977. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, 2006 pressing with printed inner sleeve.)

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Caiphus SemenyaListen To The World ... LP
Sony/Be With (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A sweet little record from Caiphus Semenya – a South African singer, but one who works here with backings from some top-shelf studio talents in LA – a mix of jazz and fusion players who really bring a great sense of groove to the material! Tracks include two originals co-written with Letta Mbulu – and the mix of South African roots and Cali soul is a bit similar to some of Letta's late 70s work – maybe a bit more upbeat than the political climate in SA warranted at the time, but that sometimes happens when an overseas artist spends a bit of time on the west coast. Titles include "Gumba Boogie", "Play With Fire", "Umoya", "Angelina", "Without You", and "Ziph'Inkomo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra Conducts The Music Of Alec Wilder ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1939/1940/1945. Used ... $18.99
One of Frank Sinatra's earliest experiments with instrumental music – a set of tunes composed by Alec Wilder – including some handled by Wilder himself, with a group that includes Mitch Miller on oboe and Julius Baker on flute – in a cool modern chamber jazz mode! CD
(Out of print.)

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Martial Solal with Peter Erskine & Marc JohnsonTriangle ... CD
Sony (France), 1995. Used ... $16.99
Martial Solal on piano, Marc Johnson on double bass, and Peter Erskine on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bruce SpringsteenGreetings From Asbury Park NJ ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1973. Used ... $3.99
The electrifying debut of Bruce Springsteen – flying the flag for earnest souls in the strange years of the early 70s, and busting right out of the gets in prime form! Loads of classics – including "For You", "Blinded By The Light", "Mary Queen Of Arkansas", "Growing Up", "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" and "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City". CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)
Also available Greetings From Asbury Park NJ ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Marcos Valle & Stacey KentMarcos Valle & Stacey Kent Ao Vivo – Comemorando Os 50 Anos De Marcos Valle ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2013. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really wonderful collaboration – completely unexpected, and a fresh chapter in the career of both artists too! The set was done in celebration of Marcos Valle's 50 years in music – and features Marcos himself on acoustic piano and a bit of vocals, Stacey Kent on lead vocals, and some guest tenor sax from Jim Tomlinson! The setting is lean, mostly small group backing, but full of feeling – thanks partly to Stacey's expressive vocal performance, but also to Valle's still-great sense of timing and tone – which makes the arrangements very different than Kent's usual bag. Stacey really takes the vocal lead on most of the record – and the bossa setting is a great one for her style – and arrangements are by Valle and Jesse Sadoc, who leads the combo on trumpet. Titles include "The White Puma", "Look Who's Mine", "The Face I Love", "Gente", "Passa Por Mim", "If You Went Away", "Pigmalio 70", "The Crickets", and "She Told Me She Told Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sadao WatanabeSong Book ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1969. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A really beautiful chapter in the career of reedman Sadao Watanabe – a batch of mostly original compositions, as you might guess from the title – and a double-length record that really showed an evolution of his talents! The sound is often highly lyrical – with Watanabe blowing alto, soprano sax, and flute in modes that are clearly informed by his bossa nova recordings of the late 60s, but which also spring forth in even more complicated styles – with echoes of French soundtracks, European jazz, and other sweet styles of the time. The group's a small one – with Yoshiaki Masuo on guitar, Kazuo Yashiro on acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes, Masabumi Kikuchi on piano, Yoshio Suzuki on bass, and Fumio Watanabe on drums – and titles include "Train Samba", "Doria's Step", "Street Samba", "Fandango", "Lady Mako", "Dear Old Days", "If I Said The Sky Was Falling", and "Matsuri No Asa Ni". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Seisho Watanabe/Ryo KurosawaF-1 Grand Prix – F-1 World Championship In Japan '76 ... LP
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the obi and insert.)

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✨✧ Junior WellsLive Around The World – The Best Of Junior Wells ... CD
Sony, 1996/1997. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Andy WilliamsChristmas Present/Other Side Of Me/Andy/Let's Love While We Can ... CD
Sony/BGO (UK), Mid/Late 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD

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Bill WithersComplete Sussex & Columbia Masters (9CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Sony, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 9CD ... $42.99
An amazing legacy in soul music – the legendary run of records that Bill Withers cut for the Sussex and Columbia labels – each of them a masterpiece in their own way! The early hit sound of Withers is the stuff that dreams are made of – a unique blend of acoustic instrumentation, raspy soul, and slinky rhythms – heard to best effect on the first four albums in the set – one of which is Bill's legendary live set at Carnegie Hall! Yet even past those classics, Withers is still amazing – and shifts his sound through the course of the 70s, to bring in warmer, jazzier elements too – yet all without ever losing his keen sense of song, and his completely mindblowing vocal approach. This box features newly remastered versions of 9 albums – Just As I Am, Still Bill, Live At Carnegie Hall, Justments, Making Music, Naked & Warm, Menagerie, Bout Love, and Watching You Watching Me – a legacy in soul music that few others could ever hope to top! CD

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VariousDays Of Delight – Resonance (Kyoshin) ... CD
Days Of Delight/Sony (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
A really special slice of Japanese jazz from the 70s – tracks from the sorts of records that make that scene so different than any others we can think of – especially in the way the musicians evolved familiar styles into personal grooves of their own! Instrumentation varies with each track, and often includes a fusing of acoustic elements with a few slight electric touches – almost never in familiar fusion ways, but instead with this organic energy that's really wonderful – and which gives almost all of these tunes a really special sort of glow! The quality of the music is a bit hard to sum up in words, but the package provides a perfect introduction to the range of great Japanese jazz albums issued by Columbia in the 70s – with titles that include "Shrimp Dance" by Hiroshi Suzuki, "On The Horizon" by Kazumi Watanabe, "Love More Train" by Terumasa Hino, "Breeze" by Hiromasa Suzuki, "Up Into The Sky" by Fumio Itabashi, "Babylonia Wind" by Kiyoshi Sugimoto, and "For My Little Bird" by Shigeru Mukai. CD

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VariousOne Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2014. Used ... $2.99
Features music from Pitbull, Santana & Wyclef, Aloe Blacc, Sergio Mendes, the Isley Brothers, Adelen, Bebel Gilberto and more. CD
(Brazilian pressing in a cool hardbound book that comes with photos and brief bios of all the host cities.)

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✨✧ VariousShibuya Jazz Classics – Kyoto Jazz Massive Collection (Columbia) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970s. Used ... $22.99
A really cool compilation of Japanese jazz tunes from the 70s – selected by Kyoto Jazz Massive for a funky dancefloor groove! The CD's a treasure trove of tracks we'd never heard before – really rare numbers pulled from the Japanese-only recordings of Columbia records, and featuring a host of great keyboardists, singers, and funky fusion combos that show just what a huge amount of great music was coming out of Japan at the time. Titles include "Up Into The Sky" by Fumio Itabashi, "Norwegian Wood" by Eri Ohno, "Shrimp Dance" by Hiroshi Suzuki, "Heartbeat" by Colored Music, "The Soaring Sea" by Electro Keyboard Orchestra, "Out Of Focus" by Hiromasa Suzuki, and "Samba De Negrito" by Takashi Mizuhashi. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSuper Merengazo ... CD
RMM/Sony, 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes tracks by New York Band, Anibal Bravo, India, Oscar D'Leon, Angelito Villalona, Grupo Mandarina, Snay Reyes, and Monchy. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTokyo Dreaming ... CD
Sony/We Want Sounds (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
A great dip into the wide world of Japanese pop in the early 80s – a set that does a nice job of bringing in some elements from the world of jazz, and showing just how much a range of electric modes flowed together in Tokyo at the time! Some of these artists were doing more offbeat work, others straighter jazz – but the tunes here are all catchy and have a nice current of soul – but without some of the more polished commercial modes of the city pop era too! The balance is a special one – with a quality that really makes this collection a great one – put together with a thoughtful ear that really takes you on a long journey through the catalog of Sony/Columbia Japan, and the related Better Days label. Titles include "Soul Life" by Haruo Chikada & Vibratones, "Chinatown Rose" by Kazue Itoh, "Shinzo No Tobira" by Mariah, "Watashi No Bus" by Yumi Murata, "Treasure Hunter" by Jun Fukamachi, "Self Control" by Chika Asamoto, "Tokyo" by Kyoko Furuya, "Room" by Akira Sakata, "The Word II" by Shigeo Sekito, and "Tokyo Joe" by Kazumi Watanabe. CD

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VariousWoman On Top ... CD
Sony, 2000. Used ... $1.99
Features a fair bit of Brazilian work – in a collection that includes tracks by Moraes Moreira, Paulinho Moska, Baden Powell, Lenine, Maria Creusa, Dori Caymmi, Geraldo Azevedo, and Norma Bengell! CD
(Out of print. Artwork has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Toshiko AkiyoshiDesert Lady – Fantasy ... CD
Sony, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Toshiko Akiyoshi on piano, Jerry Dodgion and Jim Snidero on alto saxophone, Scott Robinson on baritone saxophone, Doug Weiss on bass, Scott Robinson on bass clarinet, Tim Newman on bass trombone, Daniel Ponce on congas, Terry Clarke on drums, Jim Snidero, and Walt Weiskopf on flute, Lew Tabackin on piccolo flute, Jim Snidero and Walt Weiskopf on soprano saxophone, Lew Tabackin and Walt Weiskopf on tenor saxophone, Conrad Herwig, Herb Besson, and Luis Bonilla on trombone, and Greg Gisbert, Joe Magnarelli, John Eckert, and Mike Ponella on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bad PlusGive ... CD
Sony, 2004. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling modern groups in jazz does it again – taking the simple piano trio format and giving it a spin that's sure to catch even the most wary of ears! These guys aren't exactly funky, but they play in a freely rhythmic style that brings new life to anything they touch – and honestly, they're one of the few groups in jazz who could cover recent pop material and actually make us like it! There's an approach here that's almost in the mode of Medeski Martin & Wood – with open and experimental, yet still rhythmic and swinging – and always a fresh delight overall. Titles include "1979 Semi-Finalist", "Street Woman", "Frog & Toad", "Velouria", "Iron Man", "Neptune", and "Dirty Blonde". CD
(Out of print, includes a second disc with seven radio edit tracks.)

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✨✧ Bad PlusThese Are The Vistas ... CD
Sony, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Crackling with excitement – and the future of piano jazz! The Bad Plus are a totally tight trio that explore the realm of acoustic piano with the same depth and imagination that Medeski, Martin, & Wood once brought to the Hammond. The trio are clearly steeped in pop influences from the past 20 years – but manage to play together with the free-thinking complexity and rhythmic conviction of some of the best French and Japanese piano trios of the 70s. The set includes a few great covers that might otherwise sound gimmicky, but which come across amazing well – thanks to the group's depth and level of execution – plus some even better original tunes that we love especially much! Titles include "Big Eater", "Everywhere You Turn", "1972 Bronze Medalist", "Boo Wah", "Flim", "Silence Is The Question", "Heart Of Glass", and "Smells Like Teen Spirit". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available These Are The Vistas ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Arthur BlytheIllusions ... CD
Sony/Koch, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the boldest of Arthur Blythe's albums for Columbia Records – as the set bristles with newly creative energy right from the start, and provides a great showcase for some of the criss-crossings of styles and rhythms that were taking place on the New York scene at the time! The lineup alone announces something special – a cool combination of James Blood Ulmer on guitar, John Hicks on piano, Fred Hopkins on bass, Abdul Wadud on cello, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Steve McCall on drums – working together in some slight variations at times, often with these angular edges that are perfectly sharpened by Arthur's amazing work on alto sax. The music's never too free, but quite outside for a major label at the time – balanced out so that it's never overindulgent at all. Titles include "Bush Baby", "Miss Nancy", "My Son Ra", and "Carespin With Mamie". CD
(Out of print, cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Arthur BlytheLenox Avenue Breakdown ... CD
Sony/Koch, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning Columbia Records debut from Arthur Blythe – recorded at a time when the label was really sinking its teeth back into quality jazz, and helping artists like Arthur get some great new exposure! At the time of the date, Blythe had already spent years working in the jazz undergrounds on both coasts – developing a searing sound on alto sax that's perfect for the focused structure of this album – almost a tone poem of sorts, offering up a portrait of the Harlem scene that was a key part of Arthur's life at the time. The sounds are sharp, but also have a sense of energy that really holds them together – guiding the players through long readings of well-penned tunes by Blythe that are filled with loads of energy and life! Players include James Newton on flute, James Blood Ulmer on guitar, Bob Stewart on tuba, Cecil McBee on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Guillermo Franco on percussion – and titles include "Odessa", "Slidin Through", "Down San Diego Way", and "Lenox Avenue Breakdown". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pierre BoulezRituel In Memoriam Maderna/Eclat/Multiples – Pierre Boulez/BBC Symphony Orchestra/Ensemble InterContemporain ... CD
Sony, 1976/1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckSouthern Scene (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the tracks "Oh Susanna", "When It's Sleepy Time Down South", "Little Rock Getaway", "At The Darktown Strutters Ball", "Darling Nellie Gray" & "Southern Scene". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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