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Holdsworth/Warleigh/Mathewson/SpringWarleigh Manor – The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol 1 ... CD
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99 20.99
Really unique work from legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth – a return to much more adventurous jazz music after years of famous material in a rock-fusion mode – working here alongside reedman Ray Warleigh – who is also at his most expressive as well! The tapes were recorded sometime in 1979, and show that in the most important corners of the British jazz scene, the adventurous spirit of the late 60s was alive and well – as Holdsworth shifts between guitar and some amazing sounds on violin, Warleigh plays saxes and flute, Bryan Spring handles drums, and bass is from Ron Mathewson – who managed to get the whole thing down on tape! The title track "Warleigh Manor" runs for almost 40 minutes in length, and features the musicians stretching out, but never in a way that's totally free – maybe held together by some especially soulful currents from Warleigh on flute. That instrument gets a bit more strong showcase on the added 8 minutes of "Outtakes & Studio Chatter" – which really shows some of the creative spirit that went into the main recording. CD

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✨✧ Elysian SpringGlass Flowers ... LP
Despa (France), 1969. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool record – and one with a sound that's as dreamy as the group's name – a laidback mix of vibes, saxes, piano, and percussion – all used in ways that are airy and open, and very different than most other underground jazz of the time! The group hail from New England, and there's maybe some of the inventiveness of Stark Reality in their style – even if the overall sound is much more acoustic, but still has a slightly fuzzy feel via the production! Instrumentation shifts from track to track – and these guys can definitely swing when they want, too – which they do so more as the album moves on – creating these rough-edged groovers that are unlike anything else we can think of. A truly special record – very different than anything else you might own – with titles that include "Drinktink", "Umbrellas In The Sun", "2 & 2", "Glass Flowers", "Blue Sands", "Lotus", and "7th Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Le Tres Jazz Club pressing – still sealed, with sticker indicating download.)

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✨✧ Elysian SpringGlass Flowers (with download) ... LP
Despa/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A very cool record – and one with a sound that's as dreamy as the group's name – a laidback mix of vibes, saxes, piano, and percussion – all used in ways that are airy and open, and very different than most other underground jazz of the time! The group hail from New England, and there's maybe some of the inventiveness of Stark Reality in their style – even if the overall sound is much more acoustic, but still has a slightly fuzzy feel via the production! Instrumentation shifts from track to track – and these guys can definitely swing when they want, too – which they do so more as the album moves on – creating these rough-edged groovers that are unlike anything else we can think of. A truly special record – very different than anything else you might own – with titles that include "Drinktink", "Umbrellas In The Sun", "2 & 2", "Glass Flowers", "Blue Sands", "Lotus", and "7th Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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David BenoitWaiting For Spring ... CD
GRP, 1989. Used ... $3.99
David Benoit on piano, John Patitucci and Luther Hughes on bass, Peter Erskine on drums, and Bob Benoit and Emily Remler on guitar. CD
(Out of print.)

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Richard CrandellSpring Steel ... CD
Tzadik, 2007. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Harold DankoSpring Garden ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
An album with an evocative title, but one that really fits the music – as the piano work of Harold Danko is very open and organic – seeded in space in a really nice way, and then blossoming beautifully as the tunes move on! The group has the rhythm duo of Jay Anderson on bass and Jeff Hirshfield at the core – both players who match the open, almost speculative energy of Danko's piano at points – but the group also features the tenor of Rich Perry, which provides a more firm grounding at all the right moments – a sonic element that really lets things grow. Titles include the Danko originals "Spring Winds", "Envisage", "Address Unknown", "The Chosen", "Mysterious Ancestors", and "Nevele". CD

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Rick DerringerSpring Fever ... LP
Blue Sky, 1975. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a tracklist sticker.)

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $5.99
Wonderful late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. The set includes a wonderful version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Feldman/Zimmermann/Schonberg/XenakisPhantasy Of SpringSpring Of Chosroes/Sonate Fur Violine & Klavier/Phantasy For Violin With Piano/Dikhthas – Carolin Widmann/Simon Lepper ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2009. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Mikinori FujiwaraTouch Spring ... CD
Three Blind Mice (Germany), 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Players include Mikinori Fujiwara on tenor & soprano sax, Hiroya Miyakawa on piano, Hideto Kanai on bass, and Jun Saito on drums – plus special guest Ryozo Sugiura on vibes. Tracks are a mix of standards and originals by Fujiwara. CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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Sue Anne GershenzonYou Must Believe In Spring ... CD
Sue Anne Gershenzon, 2020. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Rudolph JohnsonSpring Rain ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
One of the few albums ever cut by reedman Rudolph Johnson – a hell of a saxophonist, and one with a great ability to combine the spiritual with the searing – a bit like Joe Farrell at his CTI best, but not as freewheeling – nicely focused, and a little bit funky in all the right parts – in ways that make this album one of the real standouts on the legendary Black Jazz label! The groove is nice and hard, and plenty dark – with lots of sharp edges around the offbeat rhythms, and a "bite" that makes the album one of the heaviest titles on the label. Other players include John Barnes on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Ray Pounds on drums – and titles include the great "Diswa", which has sort of of a tight jazzy hip hop sample feel to it, plus "Mr TJ", "Little Daphne", and "Spring Rain". CD

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✨✧ Frank MorganYou Must Believe In Spring ... CD
Antilles, 1992. Used ... $6.99
Features solo piano tracks and duets with Kenny Barron, Tommy Flanagan, Roland Hanna, Barry Harris, and Hank Jones. CD
(Out of print.)

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Niles Township High School Band1961 Spring Concert ... LP
Galewood, 1961. Very Good ... $1.99
Includes the finale from the New World Symphony, a folk song suite, "Heart That Dixieland Band", "Overture To Euyanthe", "High Tor", "First Roumanian Rhapsody", "An American In Paris", and "Cha Cha For Band". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on translucent red vinyl. Cover has light wear and aging. Vinyl has a short click at the beginning of each side.)

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North Texas State University Lab BandsAnnual Spring Concert Of The Lab Bands – April 14, 1970 ... LP
NTSU, 1970. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great entry in this excellent series from the always-great NTSU Lab Band – an ensemble that was definitely a cut above other school bands of the time! The set's noteworthy in that it features work from a young Steve Turre on bass – and other players include John Eplen on vibes, Jim Sharples on tenor, Jim Riggs on soprano sax, Jim Hodges and Dick Durham on piano, Tex Allen on trumpet, and Kenny Renfro on guitar – all players heard in a variety of small combos throughout the set, often on original material too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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North Texas State University Lab BandsLive! – Fall & Spring Concerts – 1970-1971 ... LP
NTSU, 1970/1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Led by Leon Breedin and Gary Langford – includes "In Memoriam, Frankie Newton", "Merle & Merlin", and "Ev'ry Little Beat Helps" from the 1970 fall concert, with featured soloists Jay Sollenberger and John Thomas on trumpet, Randy Lee on tenor, Whitey Thomas on Moog, Gary Denton on guitar, Dave Hungate on fiddle, and Jim Hall on drums; and "Year Blend", "Eric & Jill", and "Blow-In" from the 1971 spring concert, with featured soloists Art Osborne on flute, John Munko on tenor, John Nash on guitar, Barry Ries on trumpet, Henry Wolding on trombone, and Bruce Harper on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and some aging.)

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SilvettiSpring Rain ... LP
Salsoul, 1977. Very Good ... $11.99
This is the kind of Italian disco we can get our ears around! Bebu Silvetti is on keyboards, and at the helm of the orchestra – working here like an Italian Barry White, on a groove that's very similar to the best work of the Love Unlimited Orchestra. The tracks have a harder focus on the drums and beats than you'd expect – which punches things up nicely, and is a perfect complement to the breathy vocals and smooth Euro grooving over the top of the mix. Great stuff – a real treasure, and with a lot more soul than you'd expect! Titles include "Primitive Man", "Spring Rain", "Two Cups Of Coffee", "Voyage Of No Return", "Coconut Rain", and "Contigo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ugly ThingsIssue 59 – Spring 2022 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2021. New Copy ... About January 5, 2022
... Magazine

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Wax PoeticsIssue #68 – Winter/Spring 2020 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful issue of Wax Poetics, and one that reminds us just what made the magazine so great in the first place – the wonderful way it combines writing and image, past and present – so that all the music we've always loved resonates even more strongly within its pages, and gets the kind of careful treatment that even the mainstream music press never gave it back in the day! This issue begins with a great assortment of record covers, laid out as a diagram to showcase the roots of the Digable Planets album Reachin – before moving into other, equally well-illustrated articles on The System, Raymond Scott, James Mason, Novos Baianos, Cerrone, Rap A Lot Records, Susaye Greene, and Frank White – all presented in the lavish, thoughtful Wax Poetics mode. A heavy, hefty issue – over 130 pages, with very few ads, on heavy paper, and full color! Magazine

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✨✧ Wax PoeticsIssue #54 – Big Daddy Kane/Joey Badass – Spring 2013 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2013. Used ... $18.99
One of the dueling cover story issues of Wax Poetics – headed by great features on classic rap legend Big Daddy Kane, blue-eyed soul hero Daryl Hall, upstart hip hop gamer Joey Badass and progressive jazzy soul singer Jose James! Solid, worthy choices one and all – and pretty much every artist featured in Issue 54 could just as easily be on the cover! Includes interviews with Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, an extremely rare interview with Jimmy Spicer, plus pieces on Laura Nyro, Ghetto Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, Clams Casino, Nosaj Thing and Keyboard Kid. As always, it's got both both classic and comparably rarely seen photos, shots of old school cover and inner label art and more. Another essential issue! Magazine
(Back cover has a light trace of an old sticker, but this copy is in nice shape overall.)

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Ann Young &Yuji Ohno TrioAs Well Be Spring ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2003. Used ... $28.99
A lovely set of 70s jazz vocals – recorded by American singer Ann Young, with backing by a Japanese combo led by pianist Yuji Ohno! The sound is pretty darn soulful – tracks that range from modal groovers to mellow ballads, all sung by Ann with a really rich vocal approach, and backed up with lightly dancing notes that give the album a really classic feel. The whole thing reminds us a lot of some of the best Lorez Alexandria work from the 70s – with a similar talent for hitting strong notes, and working in some great bass next to the vocals. Titles include a jazz dancer version of "Speak Low", plus "Old Devil Moon", "Don't Explain", "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Autumn In New York", and "It Might As Well Be Spring". CD
(Out of print, 2003 pressing from Solid/Ultra-Vybe.)

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✨✧ Alice ZawadzkiWithin You Is A World Of Spring ... CD
Whirlwind, 2019. Used ... $6.99
Alice Zawadzki on voice, violin, and piano – with a small string section plus Fred Thomas on percussion, organ, and banjo, Rob Luft on guitar, Misha Mullov-Abbado on bass, and Hyelim Kim on flute. CD

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✨✧ VariousJazz Moods – Sounds Of Spring ... CD
Concord, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
Music from theRed Garland Trio, Carol Sloane with Bill Charlap, Miles Davis, Count Basie, Tony Bennett with Ruby Braff & George Barnes, Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane, Karrin Allyson, Larry Coryell & Emily Remler, Bill Evans, and Barney Kessel With Shelly Manne & Ray Brown. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousLofts & Garages – Spring Records & The Birth Of Dance Music ... CD
Spring/BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A great slice of work from the New York underground of the post-disco years – served up by a family of labels that had been making things happen through most of the 70s! The set focuses strongly on the singles issued by the Posse and Spring Records labels – the former a new offshoot of the latter, especially geared towards 12" singles that were strongly focused on both the new sounds of the clubs and the streets – including lots of electro, bass-heavy funk, hip hop-inspired grooves, and mabye even some elements that would soon point the way towards house music to come! This side of the Spring Records label has never been covered in detail like this before – and the choice of cuts is as great as the notes on the music – which finally gives the Posse singles their due in the scene from back in the day. Titles include "We Come To Jam" by Blaze, "Sing A Song" by Lonnie Youngblood, "Have Your Cake" by Body, "Wired For Games (long version)" by C Brand, "Workin Out" by Ritz, "Live It Up (short vocal)" by Fonda Rae, "Get Up An Dance" by Mynk, "Spread Love" by Fatback, "Let's Get Nice (7" vocal)" by Glory, and "Got To Have Your Lovin (short vocal)" by Feel. CD
Also available Lofts & Garages – Spring Records & The Birth Of Dance Music ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ VariousLofts & Garages – Spring Records & The Birth Of Dance Music ... LP
Spring/BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.99
A great slice of work from the New York underground of the post-disco years – served up by a family of labels that had been making things happen through most of the 70s! The set focuses strongly on the singles issued by the Posse and Spring Records labels – the former a new offshoot of the latter, especially geared towards 12" singles that were strongly focused on both the new sounds of the clubs and the streets – including lots of electro, bass-heavy funk, hip hop-inspired grooves, and mabye even some elements that would soon point the way towards house music to come! This side of the Spring Records label has never been covered in detail like this before – and the choice of cuts is as great as the notes on the music – which finally gives the Posse singles their due in the scene from back in the day. Titles include "We Come To Jam" by Blaze, "Sing A Song" by Lonnie Youngblood, "Have Your Cake" by Body, "Wired For Games (long version)" by C Brand, "Workin Out" by Ritz, "Live It Up (short vocal)" by Fonda Rae, "Get Up An Dance" by Mynk, "Spread Love" by Fatback, "Let's Get Nice (7" vocal)" by Glory, and "Got To Have Your Lovin (short vocal)" by Feel. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lofts & Garages – Spring Records & The Birth Of Dance Music ... CD 12.99

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VariousSpring Fever – 28 Easter Nuggets For Your Spring Season ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A whole host of tunes that will help you say goodbye to winter and hello to spring – a light and lively mix of postwar cuts in a variety of styles – from early rockers, to instrumentals, radio pop gems, and even a bit of R&B – all put together with a very playful vibe! The set's similar to the other "season" titles from Bear Family – showing how similar themes move through American music in different ways – almost like you're tuning into some old AM station in the month of May, discovering a whole host of tunes you might never have heard otherwise! Oddly, there's also a theme of chickens and eggs running through the set – which features 28 titles that include "Chicken Rock" by Fat Daddy Holmes, "Spring Fever" by Vilas Craig & The Kollege Kings, "One Fried Egg" by The Charioteers, "Rock Chicken Rock" by Ray Coleman & His Skyrockets, "Jungle Bunny" by The Fabulous Pearls, "The Rooster" by Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm, "Chicken Reel" by les Paul, "Easter Day" by The Dixon Brothers, "April Love" by Shirley Jones & Pat Boone, "Egghead" by Al Allen, "Spring Fever" by The Velvets, "End Of Spring" by Les Baxter, and "It Might As Well Be Spring" by Jerry Duane with the Monarchs. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpring NYC Soul ... CD
Spring (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A fantastic look at the Spring Records label in New York – a company that had a few big crossover hits in the 70s, but also issued a lot more rare and obscure material over the years – with a long legacy that even hit the early years of the old school scene! One of Spring's great contributions was finding a way for fast funk groups to shift into a disco mode when the earliest years of the clubs got going – but there's also a lot more going on here too – including some great deep soul ballads, warm midtempo steppers, and cuts that point the way towards the modern soul generation on the rise. The package also features six never-issued cuts, alongside some well-chosen and overlooked Spring Records gems – all put together with the usual strong notes and excellent sound we love from Ace/Kent! Titles include "If We Get Caught I Don't Know You" by Prince Philip Mitchell, "Falling In Love" by Victor Tavares, "Save The Best For Me" by The Determinations, "Do You Feel Me" by Act I, "I'm The Other Half Of You" by Maxine Weldon, "If You Could Turn Into Me" by The Fatback Band, "Magic's In The Air" by Ronnie Walker, "Hold On" by Ray Godfrey, "If You Say You Love Me" by Us, "The Storm Is Passing Over" by Jackie Verdell, "Beauty" by The Joneses, "Kill The Monster" by Flower Shoppe, "I Ride Alone" by The Internationals, "Get Right" by Richard Barbary, "Daddy's Coming Home" by Prince Harold, and "Of Your Life" by Vernon Brown. CD

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VariousTom Moulton Spring Event ... LP
Jamie, New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 32.99 On December 17, 2021
Tom Moulton mixes of classics by Fatback Band, Trammps, Ronnie Walker, Street People, Joe Simon, Millie Jackson, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, December 17.

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VariousTom Moulton Spring Event (swirl colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jamie, New Copy 2LP ... $32.99 35.98 On December 17, 2021
Tom Moulton mixes of classics by Fatback Band, Trammps, Ronnie Walker, Street People, Joe Simon, Millie Jackson, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, December 17.

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✨✧ Mark Fechner Jazz ExperienceUp Jumped Spring ... CD
Gumption, Late 90s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Mark Fechner on saxophones, Rob Zettl on guitar, Andrew Basa on bass, and Jim Richardson on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Anthony FerraraEarly Spring ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spring has come early, and maybe Christmas too – as this set from tenorist Anthony Ferrara is quite a musical present – filled with wonderful original tunes composed by the leader, all graced with these very personal lines and inflections on tenor sax! Ferrara's got a way of spacing out his notes that's really unique, and sometimes can twist things right on the edge – balanced nicely with the more lyrical piano work of Gary Versace, who plays here alongside bass from Jay Anderson and drums from Billy Drummond. The set's full of all original tunes from Ferrara – including "Wind Up Blues", "Belle Daze", "Mind Stutter", "Sitting In Karma", "Slither In Slither Out", "Old York Maze", and "Early Spring" – and the set also features a great long take on "Emily" too. CD

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✨✧ Karin Krog & Dexter GordonSome Other Spring – Blues & Ballads ... LP
Sonet (Sweden), 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The icy voice of Norwegian singer Karin Krog is a perfect match for Dexter's deep soulful saxophone, and the two of them perform wonderfully together in this rare set of tracks recorded in 1970 with Kenny Drew on piano and Niel Henning Orsted-Peterson on bass. Krog has always been tremendously respectful of the players that she records with, and unlike other jazz vocal recordings, where the soloists take back seat to the singer, her recordings have them coming out front, and really sharing the spotlight – both in solo space, and in the interplay between the singer and musicians. Tracks include "Blue Eyes", "How Insensitive", "Some Other Spring", "Blue Monk", and her "Tribute To Jimmy Scott". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi! 20 MJ 3574)

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✨✧ Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring ... LP
Warner, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Nice late work by Evans – recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980. The session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work. Includes a wonderful version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a tiny rip on the spine, but looks great overall.)
Also available You Must Believe In Spring ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Rudolph JohnsonSpring Rain ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut by reedman Rudolph Johnson – a hell of a saxophonist, and one with a great ability to combine the spiritual with the searing – a bit like Joe Farrell at his CTI best, but not as freewheeling – nicely focused, and a little bit funky in all the right parts – in ways that make this album one of the real standouts on the legendary Black Jazz label! The groove is nice and hard, and plenty dark – with lots of sharp edges around the offbeat rhythms, and a "bite" that makes the album one of the heaviest titles on the label. Other players include John Barnes on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Ray Pounds on drums – and titles include the great "Diswa", which has sort of of a tight jazzy hip hop sample feel to it, plus "Mr TJ", "Little Daphne", and "Spring Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spring Rain ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Hubert LawsRite Of Spring ... CD
CTI, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking record from flautist Hubert Laws – a mixture of classical themes and jazz, handled with an airy CTI approach – and set to arrangements by Don Sebesky that are simply mindblowing! The album's a wonderful example of the way that CTI really pushed the boundaries of instrumental expression in the 70s – taking Laws wonderfully breathy work on flute, and mixing it with some well-crafted backings that also feature electric piano by Bob James, bass by Ron Carter, and percussion by Airto and Jack DeJohnette. The larger group is handled by Sebesky, who really brings some magic to the record – a sense of sound, space, and timing that's still a heck of a lot more mature and sophisticated than most instrumental recordings coming out today! Titles include "Syrinx", "Rite Of Spring", "Brandenburg Concerto No 3", and "Pavane". CD

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✨✧ William ParkerPainters Spring ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
A trio date with Parker on bass, Hamid Drake on drums, and Daniel Carter on alto and tenor sax. CD

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✨✧ Ibrahim Khalil Shihab QuintetSpring ... LP
Atlantic City/Matsuli (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic treasure from the South African jazz scene of the 60s – a record that's full of soul and spirit, and which draws enough from the piano of leader Chris Schilder as it does from the tenor of Winston Mankuku Ngozi! Nogzi's a player who's very much in the John Coltrane camp, but with a spirit that's all his own – a rich tone that reaches back to late 50s hardbop styles, but which gets a more fluid, modal expression here – alongside well-crafted lines from Schilder on piano, in a quintet with guitar from Garry Kriel, bass from Phillip Schilder, and drums from Gilbert Matthews. There's certainly a South African spirit in some of the rhythms, but the music itself is more in the righteous territory of late 60s Blue Note – like the most creative work from Lee Morgan or Hank Mobley – on titles that include "The Birds", "Look Up", "Before The Rain & After", "Spring", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tony WilliamsSpring ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Startling! This album is one of two that a young Tony Williams cut for Blue Note, back when he was just hitting the age of 20, and when he was already blowing the minds of masters like Jackie McLean (who first hired him) and Miles Davis (who stole him from Jackie for his own group!) with an approach to drumming that was freed from usual time constraints. Williams conception was so unique, other young modernists – like the album's Wayne Shorter and Sam Rivers on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, and Gary Peacock on bass – quickly benefited from his presence, as you'll hear in this amazing session that sounds very little like any other Blue Note release. Williams wrote all of the tracks, but the style is much freer than any sense of composition might imply – and the group is shaken up differently from track to track. Titles include "From Before", "Echo", and "Extras". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny Dorham with Cannonball AdderleyBlue Spring ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pretty warm and lyrical set by Kenny – accompanied here by a larger group that includes Cecil Payne, David Amram, and Cannonball Adderley on horns, plus a young Cedar Walton on piano. Dorham wrote 4 of the album's tracks, and they provide a perfect showcase for his polished trumpet style. Titles include "Spring Cannon", "Blue Spring", "Poetic", and "Passion Spring". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George WinstonWinter Into Spring (with bonus track) ... CD
Windham Hill, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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✨✧ Act One (Act 1)Act One (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – because some tunes are spare, simple, and heartbreaking – really building off the best qualities of 60s harmony soul, but with a lot more sophistication – while others are bolder, more upbeat, and positive – really using the new studio modes of the time to send a few tunes really over the top! The mix is quite similar to Black Ivory at their best – although the album's more under-discovered treasure – and although it's the only record ever by the group, it's got a solidity that should have made them as big as any of the 70s stars on Atlantic or Philly International! Titles include "Goodbye Love", "Friends Or Lovers", "Tom the Peeper", "Party Hardy People", "I Don't Want To Know What You Do To Me", "Still Waters", "It's The Same Old Story", and "Love's Got Your Mind". CD also features the bonus tracks "I Never Had A Love Like Yours", "A Whole Love Of Love Makin", and "It Takes Both Of Us". CD

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FatbackFired Up 'N' Kickin' ... LP
Spring, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
Fatback are plenty fired up and kicking here – setting the scene for countless funky imitators in years to come, but still doing it better than anyone else! The group is bigger and the sound is fuller than before – but still plenty focused on the instrumental jamming of the group, and never with the sort of smooth edges that were softening other funk groups of the period. And if you look at this record from the perspective of the early 80s boogie generation, there's plenty of amazing elements going on – unbridled bass work that really jams, but always avoids cliche – rhythms that snap with a street-level groove that's years ahead of its time – and call-response lyrics that seem like a perfect setup for the birth of hip hop! Side one is a "Freak Party", with the tracks "I'm Fired Up", "Boogie Freak", and "Get Out On The Dancefloor" – and side two is "Foot Stompin", with the tracks "I Like Girls", "Snake", and "Can't You See". LP, Vinyl record album

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Millie Jackson21 Of The Best – 1971 to 1983 ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Fantastic work from Millie Jackson – a singer so great, it's hard to say that even 21 tracks could make up her "best"! Jackson first emerged at the start of the 70s as a really fresh voice in southern soul – one that was partly tied to the heartbreaking style of the decade before, but who also soon found her voice as a bolder, more self-possessed woman – bridging a gap between weepy soul and unabashed desire that makes her work on this collection so powerful! Producer Brad Shapiro was one of Millie's guiding forces in the studio – and together, they really helped reset the female voice in soul music with these recordings for Spring Records in the 70s – a great lineup of cuts that includes "Kiss You All Over", "Do You Wanna Make Love", "Loving Arms", "Bad Risk", "It Hurts So Good", "My Man A Sweet Man", "Ask Me What You Want", "Keep The Home Fire Burning", "I Feel Like Walking In The Rain", "It's Gonna Take Some Time This Time", "Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night", "All The Way Lover", and "If You're Not Back In Love By Monday". CD

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Millie JacksonBy Popular Demand – Millie Jackson's Greatest Hits ... LP
Spring, 1970s/Early 80s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s issue. Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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KrystalGo With The Feeling (double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
Spring, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Spring sleeve.)

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Joe SimonGet Down ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1975. Used ... $6.99
Joe's up in New York, working with producer Raeford Gerald in that early 70s "southern goes disco" mode that pushed Joe further up the charts than might have been expected. Joe's vocals still have that strong down-home honesty, but most of the tracks on the album have a mid 70s east coast club groove that's not really disco, but more in that Tyrone Davis/Johnnie Taylor smooth southern modern mode. Titles include "Get Down Get Down", "In My Baby's Arms", "Music In My Bones", "It's Crying Time In Memphis", and "Fire Burning". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Act One (Act 1)Act One ... LP
Spring, 1974. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – because some tunes are spare, simple, and heartbreaking – really building off the best qualities of 60s harmony soul, but with a lot more sophistication – while others are bolder, more upbeat, and positive – really using the new studio modes of the time to send a few tunes really over the top! The mix is quite similar to Black Ivory at their best – although the album's more under-discovered treasure – and although it's the only record ever by the group, it's got a solidity that should have made them as big as any of the 70s stars on Atlantic or Philly International! Titles include "Goodbye Love", "Friends Or Lovers", "Tom the Peeper", "Party Hardy People", "I Don't Want To Know What You Do To Me", "Still Waters", "It's The Same Old Story", and "Love's Got Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)
Also available Act One (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Fatback BandNYCNYUSA ... LP
Spring, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of funk from Fatback – and one of those records that still makes us scratch our heads, and say "Man, how can they make music this tight?" The sound is impeccable – bass and drums really right on the money, with a focus that's a huge influence on countless acts to come – and this wonderful way of still being loose and fluid, while being impeccably played – hardly the too-uptight sounds you might get from other stiffer funk acts of the second half of the 70s! There's a really organic, collaborative feel to the whole groove – which also comes across in the way the vocals are laid down – almost as if the whole group's stumbling onto the lyrics at once through their musical inspiration – on killer cuts that include "Spank The Baby", "NYCNYUSA", "Cosmic Woman", "Double Dutch", and "Soul Finger". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Millie JacksonLive & Outrageous ... LP
Spring, 1982. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice and nasty work from Millie Jackson – a great illustration of the way her live shows were always rated-X compared to her studio work! Titles include "Lovers & Girl Friends", "Ugly Men", "This Is It", "Don't You Ever Stop Lovin Me", and "I Had To Say It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the Spring inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ William S Burroughs & Brion GysinWilliam S Burroughs & Brion Gysin ... LP
Cold Spring, 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of work from experimentalist William S Burroughs and artist Brion Gysin – a personality who always seemed to open up Buroughs most creative side! The record brings together both straight readings and more experimental recordings – yet even the straight tracks are still pretty offbeat, as Gysin and Burroughs were huge proponents of the cut-up technique in writing – which meant that pages of the written word were cut up and reassembled at random – forming the text for some of the readings here! Most work is from the 60s through 1970, but there's one later segment from 1982 – and segments include "The Beginning is Also The End", "Reading At The Centre Hotel", and "Invisible Art" by Burroughs – and "I Am That I Am", "Pistol Poem", "Cut Ups Self-Explained", and "I Am This Painter Brion Gysin" – all by Gysin. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe SimonDrowning In the Sea Of Love ... LP
Spring, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A big one for Joe – and a marked shift after his southern soul recordings of earlier years. For this one, Joe got on the Philly train early, and hired Gamble & Huff to put the whole thing together with a tight smooth soul groove. The group's got greats like Norman Harris, Vince Montana, Lenny Pakula, and Ronnie Baker in the band – and tracks include "Drowning In the Sea Of Love", "Glad To Be Your Lover", "The Mirror Don't Lie", "Night Owl", "You Are Everything", and "Let Me Be The One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
 
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Ernestine AndersonBig City ... CD
Concord, 1983. Used ... $11.99
Ernestine Anderson at the height of her powers – caught during a very successful run at Concord Records, where she was easily one of the hippest things going down at the time! The group here is a trio, and very tight – Hank Jones on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums – all shifting easily to fit the mood and personal demeanor of Anderson's performance, which is a fair bit more dynamic than other jazz singers of the period. In a way, the record's got a similar feel to Lorez Alexandria's albums from the time – hip soul jazz vocals at its best, with just the right twists, turns, and rhythmic impulses to keep things interesting – but not enough to goof things up too much! Titles include "Big City", "Welcome To The Club", "All Blues", "All I Need Is You", "Spring Is Here", and "I'll Never Pass This Way Again". CD
(Out of print.)

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Count Basie OrchestraCorner Pocket ... CD
Laser Light, Late 50s. Used ... $2.99
An undated live set with Thad Jones, Frank Wess, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster, and Freddie Green. Tracks include "Spring Is Here", "Teddy The Toad", "Scoot", "Low Life", "Cute", and "Li'l Darling". CD
(Out of print.)

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Beach BoysLive In London (aka Beach Boys 69) (Dutch pressing) ... LP
Capitol (Netherlands), 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
The Beach Boys live in London at the end of the 60s – working here without Brian Wilson in tow – as indicated by a postcard addressed to him back home, displayed prominently on the front cover! Despite Brian's absence, the group's still in fine form – harmonically tight, and returning to a number of earlier themes in their songs – singing in front of what must clearly be a hugely enthusiastic crowd, if we're to judge by the applause. The concert was something of a reminder to the group that they had plenty to offer, even through Brian's ups and downs – and in a way, it really set the stage for the reputation and touring the group would do strongly in the 70s. Titles include "Bluebirds Over The Mountain", "God Only Knows", "Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring", "Aren't You Glad", "Do It Again", "Wake The World", "Darlin", and "Wouldn't It Be Nice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Really cool Dutch pressing – with a half-gatefold cover that looks a lot cooler than the US version!)

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Richie BeirachElegy For Bill Evans ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
Superb work from pianist Richie Beirach – a set that's dedicated to Bill Evans, and which certainly embraces some of the key numbers in his songbook – but which also has that even more spacious sound that Beirach was bringing to his trio dates in the 70s! Richie's sense of timing and tone are fantastic – doing so much with so little, that Evans would have been pleased – although again, Beirach is hardly borrowing straight from Bill's style. Also fantastic is bassist George Mraz, whose way of inflecting notes and measuring color and mood almost rival the role of Eddie Gomez when playing with Evans – all balanced nicely by the work of Al Foster on drums, who's at his most subtle here. Titles include "Blue In Green", "Nardis", "Peace Pipe", "Spring Is Here", "Solar", and "In Your Own Sweet Way". CD

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Tony Bennett & Bill EvansTogether Again ... CD
Concord, 1976. Used ... $2.99
A great second pairing of this hip team – further proof that Tony Bennett was a hell of a jazz singer when he wanted to be! Titles include "You're Nearer", "Lonely Girl", "You Must Believe In Spring", "Two Lonely People", and "The Bad & The Beautiful". CD

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✨✧ George BensonWeekend In London (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Provogue, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
George Benson is no spring chicken – but damn, he sounds plenty darn youthful here – working at the Ronnie Scotts club in London with some tight jazz funk backing! Benson sings as much as solos on guitar – and the whole thing is a great throwback to the sound of his 70s records – both in terms of the choice of tunes, and the overall spirit – that undeniable charisma that pushed George from the soul jazz underground to superstardom – a quality that's never let up over the years. Titles include "The Ghetto", "Give Me The Night", "Love X Love", "Turn Your Love Around", "In Your Eyes", "Feel Like Makin Love", "Cruise Control", "Affirmation", "Moody's Mood", and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight orange vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Steve BeresfordBath Of Surprise ... LP
Piano Records (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Some of the wildest, most outside work ever recorded by Steve Beresford – music that's very different than some of the more whimsical material he'd record later in the 80s – and which definitely marks Beresford's strong link to the improvising music scene in the UK! The record's filled with free sounds on a variety of instruments – piano, guitar, percussion, and more – including toy piano, water, nailbrush, balloons, and even parts of Beresford's body – sometimes processed, sometimes recorded with odd amplification – all in this insane array of sounds, songs, and noise! Titles include "A Cup Of Tea & A Bun", "A Continuous Supply Of History", "Spring Clips", "My Old Piano", "Concealed Entrance", "Cat Picture", and "Burning Problems". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyThree Blind Mice (with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
A really unusual live set from the great Art Blakey – his only album for the United Artists label, but one that continues the tradition of the expanded group style he was starting to use at Blue Note! The lineup here is a sextet, one that's got even more power than the Jazz Messengers as a quintet – a group that bridges generations with older Messengers Wayne Shorter on tenor and Jymie Merritt on bass – alongside rising talents Curtis Fuller on trombone, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Cedar Walton on piano – the last of whom leaves a key mark on the group's sound, through his mix of soulful groove and lyrical inflections! There's maybe even more searing energy here than on the previous live Blue Note albums from Blakey – and titles include "Plexis", "Up Jumped Spring", "That Old Feeling", and "Three Blind Mice". Japanese CD replicates the original United Artists album, but with some bonus tracks – for a total of 8 titles in all. CD

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Clifford BrownJazz Immortal (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note/Pacific Jazz, 1954. Used ... $6.99
Seminal west coast recordings by Clifford Brown – recorded in LA in 1954, with a mixture of hard bop and lyricism, in that sparkling mode that Brownie left as his indelible imprint on the west coast scene of the 50s! Players include Bob Gordon on baritone, Stu Williamson on trombone, Zoot Sims on tenor, and Russ Freeman on piano – and Jack Montrose arranged the set. Titles include "Tiny Capers", "Bones For Jones", "Joy Spring", "Finders Keepers", and "Daahoud". CD
(Out of print.)

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach ... CD
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Used ... $5.99
Brilliant work by the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – a seminal hardbop album that was one of the few to bridge the east and west coast scenes! The set was recorded in LA under the joint leadership of Brown and Roach – and features the classic quintet lineup that included Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell (Bud's brother!) on piano, and George Morrow on bass. The mix of Roach's heavy full-on drumming and Brown's lyrical beauty is beyond compare – and Land's angular and sensitive tenor lines provide a perfect link between the two. Titles include classics like "Parisian Thoroughfare", "The Blues Walk", "Daahoud", "Jordu", and "Joy Spring". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Clifford Brown & Max Roach (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $8.99
Brilliant work by the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – a seminal hardbop album that was one of the few to bridge the east and west coast scenes! The set was recorded in LA under the joint leadership of Brown and Roach – and features the classic quintet lineup that included Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell (Bud's brother!) on piano, and George Morrow on bass. The mix of Roach's heavy full-on drumming and Brown's lyrical beauty is beyond compare – and Land's angular and sensitive tenor lines provide a perfect link between the two. Titles include classics like "Parisian Thoroughfare", "The Blues Walk", "Daahoud", "Jordu", and "Joy Spring". CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition pressing.)
Also available Clifford Brown & Max Roach ... CD 5.99

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Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Clark Terry, & OthersJam Session ... CD
EmArcy, 1954. Used ... $14.99
A hell of a jam session record from Emarcy Records – a set that almost seems as if they jazz label were trying to beat Verve Records at their own game! The style here is a bit more unusual than some Verve dates, though – maybe even more in the spontaneous spirit of a real jam session – with a lineup of all-stars that includes Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets – plus Herb Geller on alto, Harold Land on tenor, Max Roach on drums, and either Richie Powell or Junior Mance on piano! There's a definite tie here to the Brown/Roach recordings for Emarcy – augmented by the presence of Powell and Land – but the others clearly change things up, and Dinah Washington even makes a vocal appearance on one track too. Titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Darn That Dream", "Move", and a medley of "My Funny Valentine/Don't Worry Bout Me/Bess You Is My Woman/It Might As Well Be Spring". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chamaeleon ChurchChamaeleon Church (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Big Pink (South Korea), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A really groovy psych album, and one by a short-lived group that has ties to so many other scenes too! The record was one of the wonderfully weird projects that Alan Lorber put together for MGM Records in the late 60s – and the quartet actually features a very young Chevy Chase, in pre-comedy days – working here alongside one future National Lampoon staffer, and members who would also end up in Ultimate Spinach! Yet despite that wider cultural legacy, there's a core sound here that's really unique – maybe touched a bit by Lorber's great ear for putting together a psych album, but handled by the group with this style of harmony vocals and slightly baroque instrumentation that almost feels like this spooky, dark-tinged take on the Sunshine Pop generation. Most tracks are by the group's leader and lead singer Ted Myers – and titles include "Spring This Year", "Remembering's All That I Can Do", "Flowers In The Field", "Tompkins Square Park", "Off With The Old", and "Camilla Is Changing". CD

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George ColemanGeorge Coleman Quintet In Baltimore ... CD
Reel To Real, 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Tremendous work from tenorist George Coleman – featured here in the sort of setting that really reminds us of his genius when allowed to really open up and blow! The tracks are long, and the material was recorded by the Left Bank Jazz Society – that Baltimore-based organization that's managed to capture important (and excellent) sessions over the years, including classics from Lee Morgan and Wynton Kelly. Coleman was on one of the Kelly dates, but is even better here as a leader – and works with an unusual group that includes Danny Moore on trumpet, Albert Dailey on piano, Larry Ridley on bass, and Harold White on drums – with nice use of trumpet that keeps the record from being very different than just a live date from a tenorist with rhythm section. Titles include long takes of "Joy Spring", "Afternoon In Paris", "Sandu", and "Body & Soul". CD

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John ColtraneStandard Coltrane ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... $5.99
The title may say "standard", but with Coltrane at the helm, the record is anything but! Sure, the tunes are all familiar ones, but the presentation here is a far cry from mainstream piano jazz of the 50s – as John's working in a group with the Red Garland trio for rhythm, as well as trumpeter Wilbur Harden, the slightly off-kilter player who made some great Savoy records with Coltrane. Tracks are all quite long, and really open up with a fair bit of invention – and even when Coltrane's straight ahead, he's still compellingly creative. Tracks include "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "I'll Get By", "Spring Is Here", and "Invitation". CD

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland ... CD
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
A great set of tracks that represents some of Chris Connor's first recordings as a solo act – culled from earlier ep and 10" releases, and issued here on a full LP with a total of 15 tracks. Backing is by three groups – the Ellis Larkin Trio, Vinnie Burke's Quartet, and Sy Oliver's Orchestra – and Chris is in fine fine form, vocalizing with that icy tone we love so much, a bit sad, and a bit mellow, but always heartfelt, without the forced emotion of other singers of her generation. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Goodbye", "Spring Is Here", "Ask Me", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "He's Coming Home". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1954/1956. Used ... $3.99
A strange mix of material – but some great work overall! Most of the record features Miles Davis recording with a quintet that includes Thelonious Monk on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – on longer versions of "The Man I Love" (in 2 takes), "Swing Spring", and "Bemsha Swing". These sides have a great bop/modern approach that's a nice extension of the styles that Jackson and Davis were playing on Blue Note in earlier years. Also added to the set is one number from 1956 – a version of "Round Midnight" recorded in early sessions with John Coltrane on tenor, and the Red Garland Trio on rhythm – different than the rest of the tracks, but still quite nice! CD

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Joe DeriseJoe Derise With The Australian Jazz Quintet ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. Used ... $9.99
Maybe the best work we've ever heard from Joe Derise – an overlooked male vocalist from the 50s, and one of our favorite of the generation! Joe's got a style that's not unlike some of his bigger contemporaries – like Bobby Troup or Matt Denis – a sophisticated style that's still plenty jazz, but which also avoids some of the too-heavy traps that other male singers might hit. There's a wonderfully light, fluid feel to the set – even on the ballads – and the album has sublime backing from the Australian Jazz Quintet, whose work on reeds from Dick Healey and Errol Buddle is might nice – as is the work on vibes by Jack Brokenshaw and piano by Bryce Rhode. Tracks include "Soon", "The Charm Of You", "Personality", "More & More", "Humpty Dumpty Heart", and "Spring In Old New York". CD

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Kenny DorhamAfro-Cuban (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1955. Used ... $6.99
A completely unique little session – and a record that's every bit as musically striking as you might guess from its title and cover! The date's a rare Latin-tinged one for trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a record that takes his usually smooth sound and sets it up against octet backings with horns from JJ Johnson on trombone, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, and Hank Mobley on tenor – plus piano from Horace Silver, bass from Oscar Pettiford, and drums from Art Blakey – plus added congas from Patato Valdes! The expanded group plays with a great sense of power – really pushing Kenny's sound tremendously – and although the album also features a few tracks by a smaller group with less percussion, these also have a bit of a Latin/exotic tinge too. Titles include "Basheer's Dream", "Lotus Flower", "KD's Motion", "Venita's Dance", "Minor's Holiday", "La Villa", and "Afrodisia". CD features 2 bonus tracks too – "Echo Of Spring (aka KD's Cab Ride)" and "Minor's Holiday (alt take)". CD

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Kahil El ZabarTime For Healing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Spiritmuse, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $41.99 44.99 On February 4, 2022
We've always loved the music of Kahil El Zabar – and over the decades, the work of the drummer/percussionist has made us very proud to be part of the Chicago music scene! Yet recently, Kahil seems to be on fire even more than before – driven with a new sense of purpose and message that's had the musician making some of his greatest records in a long time – like this fantastic quartet session, an instant classic that has El Zabar working with some key Chicago associates in a very spiritual style! The album features key work from the great Isaiah Coller on tenor and soprano sax – a young player who's really setting things on fire, and finding a fantastic sense of direction here, alongside Corey Wilkes on trumpet and Justin Dillard on keyboards. As with Kahil, all other musicians bring a bit of percussion to play at times – on titles that include "A Time For Healing", "Urban Shaman", "Eddie Harris", "The Coming Of Spring", "We'll Get Through This", and "Time Is". LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, February 4.

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Bill EvansMoonbeams ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $5.99
A very hip set from Bill Evans' second trio – the legendary lineup that featured Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Both players bring Evans' sound to an even greater level of spaciousness – allowing for lyrical interplay that's completely amazing, and even furthers the promise of genius made by Bill on his first few albums – a bold step forward that really makes this album one of Evans' standout sets of the early 60s! Titles include an early reading of Evans' wonderful tune "Re: Person I Knew", plus "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD

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Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... On February 1, 2022
An open-ended live date from Bill Evans – recorded at the auspicious venue of Town Hall, but recorded with a warmth that matches Evans' smaller club sessions of the 60s! The sound here is possibly a bit more focused and direct than some of the moodier, mellower Evans live records – well pointed at the start, but then moving into some gentler chromatic modes as the set moves on – all with gentle accompaniment from Chuck Israels on bass and Arnold Wise on drums. Titles include trio versions of "I Should Care", "Spring Is Here", "Who Can I Turn To" and "Make Someone Happy" – then Evans takes a 13 minute solo turn, dedicating a suite to the memory of his father! LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series! Street date TBA.)
Also available Bill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Bill Evans TrioBill Evans At Town Hall Volume One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
An open-ended live date from Bill Evans – recorded at the auspicious venue of Town Hall, but recorded with a warmth that matches Evans' smaller club sessions of the 60s! The sound here is possibly a bit more focused and direct than some of the moodier, mellower Evans live records – well pointed at the start, but then moving into some gentler chromatic modes as the set moves on – all with gentle accompaniment from Chuck Israels on bass and Arnold Wise on drums. Titles include trio versions of "I Should Care", "Spring Is Here", 'Who Can I Turn To" and "Make Someone Happy" – then Evans takes a 13 minute solo turn, dedicating a suite to the memory of his father! CD features bonus tracks – "Beautiful Love", "My Foolish Heart", and "One For Helen". CD

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Gil EvansGreat Jazz Standards/New Bottle Old Wine ... CD
World Pacific/Poll Winners Records (Spain), 1958/1959. Used ... $9.99
Great Jazz Standards is a fantastic lost set from Evans – one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! New Bottle Old Wine, is a masterpiece through and through from arranger Gil Evans – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". CD

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✨✧ Ella Fitzgerald & Count BasiePerfect Match – Ella & Basie ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Near Mint- ... $5.99
We're not sure if the match is perfect, but it's still pretty darn nice – a live performance that has Ella Fitzgerald singing in front of the Count Basie Band – all recorded before a very enthusiastic audience at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1979! The set's a nice capper to one of Ella's biggest decades as a star – and she steps out here with a well-earned confidence that allows her to match the energy of the Basie group and take new inspiration from their fire. Titles include "Make Me Rainbows", "Round Midnight", "Basella", "You've Changed", "Fine & Mellow", "Some Other Spring", and "After You've Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Tommy FlanaganMontreux 77 (with bonus track) ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1977. Used ... $6.99
A sweet Tommy Flanagan trio date – recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1977, but with a warmth and intimacy that's like catchy Tommy at a small club date! Trio members include Keter Betts on bass and Bobby Durham on drums – but the focus is very strongly on Flanagan's piano – given plenty of space to stretch out, in tones that are awash in rich colors – ringing out beautifully on tunes that include "Barbados", "Blue Bossa", "Woody N You", "Some Other Spring/Easy Living", and "Star Crossed Lovers/Jump For Joy". CD features the bonus track "Heat Wave". CD
(Out of print.)

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Takashi Furuya with the Yoshiaki Otsuka TrioSolitude ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
Beautifully moody vocal work from Japanese singer Takashi Furuya – recorded with that special Three Blind Mice label sound of the 70s, which means that the record feels a lot different than more mainstream vocal jazz material of the time! Furuya's got this way of stretching out a word that's really great – very unusual phrasing that makes his interpretations of the tunes sound unlike anyone else we can think of – especially given the very spare, very gentle backing he receives from the trio of pianist Yoshiaki Otsuka, which also includes some guest guitar work from Kazuhiko Takeda. Titles include "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Solitude", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "At Long Last Love", and "Spring Is Here". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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Kazemede GeorgeI Insist ... CD
Greenleaf, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The first-ever album by a musician we're sure to be hearing from in years to come – an incredibly rock-solid record, and one that will definitely put the name of tenorist Kazemede George on the map! George has a pan-cultural approach to his music – with strong influences from Cuba and other Caribbean scenes, but forged into a more soulful style overall – one that lets those elements go very far down in the music, as they find expression through George's tenor, and the work of Isaac Wilson on acoustic and electric piano, Tyrone Allen II on bass, and Adam Arruda on drums. Singer Sami Stevens joins the group at times – a great vocalist who really fits the spirit of the music – and the well-penned songs include "Skylight", "Things Line Up", "I Insist", "Parkside", "This Spring", and "Coasts". CD

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Stan GetzDolphin ... LP
Concord, 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the best later moments from the great Stan Getz – a set we might even place on the same level as his 60s work for Verve – and certainly at the same par as his records in the 70s for Columbia! Yet this set is quite different than that latter batch – as it has Getz really going back to basics – hitting an open, flowing vibe that shows all the best elements he picked up from 60s changes – including bossa, traces of Coltrane, and more – but delivered with a wonderfully understated style throughout. The tracks are long, and have a magnificent flow – and Getz works with a great quartet that includes Lou Levy on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include a sublime reading of Luiz Eca's "The Dolphin", plus "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "Joy Spring", "A Time For Love", and "Close Enough For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Stan Getz & Albert DaileyPoetry ... CD
Blue Note, 1983. Used ... $6.99
A lovely later recording from Stan Getz – very spare and spacious, and recorded with a casual approach that's quite striking, and really fresh! The album features Stan playing alongside pianist Albert Dailey – with no other rhythm accompaniment, just piano and tenor sax. The tunes are mostly familiar numbers, played in a relaxed, improvised mode that makes the whole thing feel like you're getting a lucky glimpse of Stan and Albert playing together in an after hours session or rehearsal. There's a bit of roughness in the recording, but given the depth of soul and color from both players, that quality also emerges as an honest humanity that only serves to make the recording more compelling! Titles include "Tune Up", "A Child Is Born", "Confirmation", "Round Midnight", and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan Getz & Astrud GilbertoGetz Au Go Go ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible lineup that made for some wonderfully moody sounds! The vibes/tenor approach was a high point in Getz's career – especially as the young Burton could create these beautiful washes of sound that were a perfect counterpoint to Getz's breathy playing. And although Astrud Gilberto is thrown into the mix here to give the album a bit of bossa appeal – vocals on 6 titles that include "Corovado", "Eu E Voce", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "One Note Samba", "Only Trust Your Heart", and "The Telephone Song" – there's also 4 more tracks that are all instrumental, and which show the Getz/Burton union in all of its glory! These tracks include "6 Nix Pix Flix", "The Singing Song", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "Summertime". And for reference, the rest of the group includes Gene Cherico on bass and Joe Hunt on drums – but on 3 tracks, Chuck Israels plays bass instead of Cherico, and on a few others, Helcio Milito plays drums instead of Hunt, and Kenny Burrell joins in on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Stan Getz with Joao & Astrud GilbertoImmortal Concerts – Stan Getz Meets Joao & Astrud Gilberto ... CD
Giants Of Jazz, 1964. Used ... $6.99
Recorded in the fall of 1964 at the Cafe Au Go Go and Carnegie Hall. Tracks include "Samba De Minha Terra", "Bim Bom", "Eu E Voce", "Rosa Moreno", "Stan's Blues", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and "Summertime". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonDexter Gordon At The Subway Club 1973 ... CD
Elemental, 1973. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.99
Dexter Gordon recorded live in Germany – in a mode that's a bit of a change from some of his more familiar Copenhagen sides from the time! The format is similar – long live tracks, with Dex opening up on these fantastically creative solos – with every note seeming to flow with effortless ease, all with an inherent logic that always has Gordon able to keep on going straight ahead, while never ceasing to explore the many possibilities of his instrument! This time around, the great Irv Rochlin is on piano – a different accompanist for Dex, and one whose soulful currents really make the whole thing stand out strongly – with additional work from Henk Haverhoek on bass and Tony Inzalaco on drums. All material is previously unreleased – and titles include "Wave", "Secret Love", "Didn't We", "On The Trail", and "It's You Or No One". CD also features added material – versions of "Fried Bananas" and "Some Other Spring" recorded with Cees Slinger on piano – and takes on "Round Midnight" and "Lady Bird" with George Gruntz on piano. CD
(Limited edition!)

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Eddie HendersonCollective Portrait ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
Wonderfully fluid work from the great Eddie Henderson – a record that's wrapped up in that beautiful glow and searching, soulful energy that only seems to get better and better over the years! The record's got some great partners on board – including George Cables on piano and some especially great Fender Rhodes – the latter of which really reopens the glow in Henderson's music from years past, but with a much different vibe than the 70s. Gary Bartz also plays alto on most of the record – sounding wonderful as he opens up and soars – and the rest of the group features Doug Weiss on bass and Carl Allen on drums – both players who can be tight, but loose in all the right ways. Henderson's trumpet and flugelhorn lead with a veteran's wisdom, but youthful energy – and the pieces include takes on his own classic "Sunburst" and "Dreams", Cables's "Morning Song" and "Beyond Forever", plus "You Know I Care", "First Light", "Together", "Ginger Bread Boy", "Spring" and "Zoltan" – the last of which is taken in the best vintage Woody Shaw spirit! CD

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Freddie HubbardArtist Selects ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Prophet Jennings", "The Core", "Up Jumped Spring", "Karioka", "Melting Pot", "Lament For Booker", and "Bridlike". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Freddie HubbardBorn To Be Blue ... CD
Pablo/Polydor (Japan), 1982. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful set from Freddie Hubbard – part of his move back to straighter, more long-form jazz at the start of the 80s! The set's still got some keyboards in the mix, but it's also got a soaring, searching, soulful groove that reminds us a lot of Hubbard's best late 60s moments for Atlantic or CTI – and a lot less of some of the more R&B work he was cutting towards the end of the 70s. Tracks are nice and long – and in addition to bold trumpet lines from Freddie, the set also features killer tenor from Harold Land, keyboards from Billy Childs, bass from Larry Klein, drums from Steve Houghton, and percussion from Buck Clark. Titles include "Gibraltar", "True Colors", "Born To Be Blue", "Joy Spring", and "Up Jumped Spring". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Born To Be Blue ... LP 19.99

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Freddie HubbardBorn To Be Blue ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A beautiful set from Freddie Hubbard – part of his move back to straighter, more long-form jazz at the start of the 80s! The set's still got some keyboards in the mix, but it's also got a soaring, searching, soulful groove that reminds us a lot of Hubbard's best late 60s moments for Atlantic or CTI – and a lot less of some of the more R&B work he was cutting towards the end of the 70s. Tracks are nice and long – and in addition to bold trumpet lines from Freddie, the set also features killer tenor from Harold Land, keyboards from Billy Childs, bass from Larry Klein, drums from Steve Houghton, and percussion from Buck Clark. Titles include "Gibraltar", "True Colors", "Born To Be Blue", "Joy Spring", and "Up Jumped Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonMedina ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969/1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost set of work from the team of Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land – recorded right around the same time as their famous San Francisco album! The album's overflowing with the soulful, righteous tones the pair could create together – sublime vibes from Hutcherson, both tenor and flute from Land – and a top-shelf supporting cast that includes Stanley Cowell on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums! Like others of this nature, Blue Note never issued the material at the time – but wisely released it as an album at the start of the 80s – a great contribution to Hutcherson's catalog for the label – of which we can never get enough! Titles include "Ungano", "Avis", "Comes Spring", and "Orientale". CD

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IasosCelestial Soul Portrait ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
Spacey sounds from the enigmatic Iasos – a legendary figure in the 70s underground – and an artist with a heck of a great ear for organic electronics and unusual recording techniques! This cool collection of Iasos' music was put together by Carlos Nino with the guys at Numero – and as such, it's got a really sensitive feel – a way of bringing together the sounds and stories that really get at the subtle genius of Iasos – packaged in a lavish set that also features lots of vintage photos too. The style is often quite personal, and almost naive – as Iasos works on guitar, keyboards, amplified flute, and other odd tape and studio effects – all flowing out with a style that's often a bit cosmic, and pretty darn compelling. Titles include "Crystal Petals", "Procession On The Horizon", "Cloud Prayer", "Rainbow Canyon", "I Passion You A Leap Of Love Flame", and "Spring Temple Forest". CD

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Klaus IgnatzekDon't Stop It ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked 80s cooker from pianist Klaus Ignatzek – a set that's full of imagination, right from the very first note – thanks to a string of all original material that matches the strong performances on the set! Trumpeter Claudio Roditi is a key part of the quartet – and maybe gets a showcase here that's as strong as some of his better-known albums from the decade – really finding his groove with the material that Ignatzek brings to the record, in ways that are also nicely distinct, and show just how much Claudio can add to a session. Other players include Paulo Cardoso on bass and Mario Gonzi on drums – and the record's a gem through and through, with titles that include "Summer & Spring", "Move It", "Ballad For Ulli", "Whisper Yes", "That's It", and "Blue Energy". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Jackie & RoyHigh Standards ... LP
Concord, 1982. Near Mint- ... $7.99
These guys never miss! For years, we'd always passed up the later work of Jackie & Roy – thinking, in our elitist minds, that only their early work was worth merit. But this session from 1982 proves how wrong we were – as it's a stellar batch of small group tracks – sung in the same sweet mode as their best 50s work! The group's a nice one – with some great vibes by Paul Johnson – and the style has Jackie singing some songs in the lead, others in duet with Roy, and still others in a wonderful wordless mode that we really love. Titles include "Loving You", "I Watch You Sleep", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Am I Blue", "Bidin My Time", "Mine", and "Joy Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a bumped corner.)

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Ahmad JamalChamber Music Of The New Jazz ... CD
Verve/Argo, 1955. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful work from Jamal's early Chicago years – and a perfectly titled set that really gets at the differences he made in modern jazz! The tunes are wonderfully fluid, soulful, and swinging – but not in the gutbuckety style of other trios of the time, more in a lightly modern style that features almost equal interplay between Jamal's piano, the bass of Israel Crosby, and the guitar of the wonderful Ray Crawford – who really ads an amazing touch to the record. Tracks include the great original "New Rhumba", plus cool versions of "Jeff", "Darn That Dream", "Spring Is Here", and "All Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jesus & Mary ChainPsychocandy ... LP
Reprise, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
A huge record in its day and it hasn't aged a minute since! On Psychocandy the Reid brothers took all the underground Brit indie psych revival modes and filtered them through the Velvet Underground at their noisiest, then paired melodies learned from sources as sweet as 60s Wall Of Sound pop and the Beach Boys to ferociously fuzzy guitars – and stunning found a way to spring this onto to fringes of the mainstream on both sides of the Atlantic! Hugely influential – a record that points the way towards sounds so many would soon follow. Titles include "In A Hole", "The Hardest Walk", "Taste The Floor", "Just Like Honey", "Never Understand", and "You Trip Me Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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King PleasureMoody's Mood For Love ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The rarest of three albums that King Pleasure ever recorded – and pretty darn hard to find, too. The set was recorded after King's earlier sides for the Prestige and HiFi jazz labels, but it's in a very similar style, with some wonderful vocalese-ing done in Pleasure's landmark style. He's really one of the greatest jazz singers of the 20th century, and it's unfortunate that apart from the big hit fame of "Moody's Mood For Love" (recorded here once again), King never got strong recognition as a richly talented singer. A number of cuts on here are re-recordings of earlier work – like "Don't Get Scared" and "Sometimes I'm Happy" – and other tracks include "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "Old Black Magic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s Douglas Collection pressing. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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Irene KralWhere Is Love? ... LP
Choice, 1975. Sealed ... $9.99
Mid 70s magic from vocalist Irene Kral – one of a handful of albums that really had Kral setting herself apart from most other jazz vocal contemporaries! The approach here is very simple – just Irene's voice and piano backing from Alan Broadbent – but a hell of a lot goes on in the spare space, thanks to subtly expressive vocals from Kral – never too overdone, yet filled with a mature sophistication that's wonderful – almost conversational at points, yet always with a soft swing that reminds us that she's a jazz singer at heart. Titles include "Love Came On Stealthy Fingers", "I Like You You're Nice", "When I Look In Your Eyes", "A Time For Love/Small World", "Never Let Me Go", "Lucky To Be Me/Some Other Time", "Don't Look Back", and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most". LP, Vinyl record album

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Karin KrogCloud Line Blue ... LP
Polydor (Norway), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Incredible work from Scandinavian singer Karin Krog! Although Krog began her career as a straight jazz vocalist, she cut a number of records in the 70's that had her pushing into a cool territory that was a lot more progressive, and which had some great Euro-fusion touches – like the sorts you'd find on classic MPS recordings. This session, recorded under the guidance of John Surman, has Krog's icy Scandinavian voice in moody settings of moog and electric keyboards, plus some spacey soprano work by Surman. The album's filled with excellent spacey soundscapes that have Surman soloing nicely on reeds, and which have Krog singing in a style that will bring to mind the radiator song from Eraserhead. Titles include "New Spring", "Alone Song", "Edge Piece", "Empty Streets", "Eyeless In Movement", and "Cloud Line Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Norwegian pressing. Includes the original Polydor inner sleeve and the insert from the Japanese pressing. Cover has light wear and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Jessica LipskyIt Ain't Retro – Daptone Records & The 21st Century Soul Revolution ... Book
Jawbone, 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 22.95
Dang right, it ain't retro – as Daptone Records helped ignite a huge funk and soul underground in the 21st Century – music that might have been inspired by the past, but which really helped point the way forward for a generation! Daptone didn't just spring onto the scene fully formed – as before the label was putting out modern classics by Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Antibalas, and others – it was part of a New York underground movement that was a long time coming – a path that's traced wonderfully here by the author, from the early years of Desco Records, to the birth of Daptone, and all the growth and struggles that have taken place over the past 25 years. We've followed the music of this scene since long before we were in business – and it's great to have this history finally recounted on paper, as there's plenty that we forgot about, and lots more that we didn't know! The book is 280 pages, softcover, with some color photos in the middle. Book

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Little Willie JohnComplete R&B Hit Singles (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
King/Real Gone, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Amazing sounds from one of the all-time greats – the legendary Little Willie John – not only a key inspiration to James Brown, but one of the formative forces in soul music at the start of the 60s! The material here was cut by King Records at the height of its R&B years, but it also stretches forth towards something new, too – a deeper, more expressive sound that really blows us out of the water, even all these decades later – vocals that are incredible, and virtually a blueprint for the style that would come to be known as deep soul in later years. The package features 17 tracks in all – all gems from those years before Little Willie John was incarcerated – titles that include "Home At Last", "All Around The World", "Need Your Love So Bad", "Sleep", "Walk Slow", "Spring Fever", "Leave My Kitten Alone", "Let Them Talk", "Tell It Like It Is", "Talk To Me", "Letter From My Darling", "Heartbreak", "Do Something For Me", and his famous version of "Fever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow "fever" vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Julie LondonJulie Is Her Name Vol 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $16.99
A lesser-known follow-up to Julie London's classic Julie Is Her Name album – one that actually features Julie wearing clothes on the cover, but which still comes across with a very sexy sound! The approach here is similar to the first set – with Howard Roberts backing up Julie's vocals, in a style that's quite similar to that used by Barney Kessel the first time around. Red Mitchell's bass is really the only other instrumentation – and the spareness of the set is stunning – with a nakedness that gets past even Julie's heavy turtleneck on the cover! Titles include "If I'm Lucky", "Little White Lies", "Hot Toddy", "Blue Moon", "Goody Goody", and "Spring Is Here". CD
 
 
 



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