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Chet BakerAlbert's House (2021 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Beverly Hills/Liberation Hall, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... On November 26, 2021
A lost little gem from Chet Baker – recorded with a gentle, homey feel that we really like! The album's not one of the standouts in Chet's catalog, but it's got a personal, almost intimate quality that we find really compelling – almost a broken soul sense of playing, with Chet stumbling a bit amidst relaxed backings by a small combo that includes Barney Kessel on guitar, and Paul Smith on piano and organ. The tunes are nothing fancy, but often quite nice – and the set includes a number of original tunes written by Steve Allen that get past the obvious Baker numbers. Titles include "Abert's House", "Farewell San Francisco", "Time", "How Dare You Sir", "End Of The Line", "Life", and "Sunday In Town". (Note: This item is not for sale online until 7:00am on Saturday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 26. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after 7:00am on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Lenny BruceTogetherness – I Am Not A Nut, Elect Me ... LP
Fantasy, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
Classic early Lenny Bruce work on Fantasy – a groundbreaking set of tracks that features some great shorter snippets, plus a few of the longer, more drawn-out routines that soon became Bruce's stock in trade during the more controversial years – those live riffs that really set Lenny apart from other comedians, and which set the scene for generations to come! Titles include the 19 minute "The Palladium", plus "Our Governors", "My Trip To Miami", "Esther Costello Story", "White Collar Drunks", and "The Steve Allen Show". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Bob ThieleDo The Love ... LP
ABC, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Square-headed Bob Thiele tries to get a bit hip in kind of an olde-fashioned 1920's vein, with arrangements by Sid Feller, and some vocalizing by Steve Allen. Thiele plays a Selmer clarinet, and he's joined by The Sunflower Singers on a number of tracks. Cuts include "Jet Me To Frisco", "The Sunshine Of Love", "Here Comes Sgt. Pepper", and "Do The Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo. Cover has some ring and edge wear and small sticker remnants on front.)

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VariousFree Soul Flying Dutchman ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
A fantastic double-dip into the mighty catalog of Flying Dutchman Records – one of the hippest early 70s imprints in the worlds of jazz, soul, and funk! The blend of music here is great – as the collection features some key cuts by the bigger names on the label, plus some overlooked gems that really get at the all-great spirit of their recordings – pulled together with a vibe that matches the upbeat, positive spirit of the many other entries in the Free Soul series from Japan! There's plenty of vocal cuts on the collection, but some instrumentals too – and the 2CD package features 39 tracks in all, over 160 minutes of music – with titles that include "Money Honey" by Esther Marrow, "Love Each Other" by Leon Thomas, "Soulful Strut" by Steve Allen, "Heavy Soul Slinger" by Bernard Purdie, "When You Are Who You Are" by Gil Scott-Heron, "Bridges" by Cesar 830, "The Creator Has A Master Plan" by Louis Armstrong, "A Chance For Peace" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Head Start" by Bob Thiele Emergency, "Tite Rope" by Harold Alexander, "Nicole" by The Cyrkle, "From This Moment On" by Shelly Manne, "He Don't Appreciate It" by Esther Marrow, "Mama Soul" by Harold Alexander, "Just In Time To See The Sun" by Leon Thomas, "This Is The Me Me" by Richard Groove Holmes, "I Think I'll Call It Morning" by Gil Scott-Heron, "El Arriero" by Gato Barbieri, "Footprints" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Gypsy Queen" by Count Basie, and "See Saw Affair" by Cesar 830. CD

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Will Bradley with the Ray McKinley OrchestraRock-A-Bye The Boogie ... CD
Aero Space, 1940/1941. Used ... $8.99
Doc Goldberg and Felix Globbe on bass, Mahlon Clark on clarinet, Ray McKinley on drums, Steve Jordan on guitar, Billy Maxted, Bob Holt, and Freddie Slack on piano, Art Mendelsohn, Jo Jo Huffman, Johnny Hayes, Mahlon Clark, Peanuts Hucko, and Sam Sachelle on saxophone, Bill Corti, Jimmy Emert, on Will Bradley on trombone, Alec Fila, Herbie Dell, Joe Wiedman, Lee Castle, and Steve Lipkins on trumpet, and Jimmy Valentine, Ray McKinley, and Terry Allen on vocals. CD

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Dr JohnCity Lights ... CD
Horizon/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 About September 24, 2021 (delayed)
A bit of a change for Dr John, but a nice one too – a set that's somewhat more mature than some of his Atco albums, but in a really nice way! The album features fuller backings from Claus Ogerman, but a core groove that's still nice and soulful – jazzy leanings from a combo that includes Dr John and Richard Tee on keyboards, John Troopea on guitar, Will Lee on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums – the latter of whom kicks in a nice groove at the bottom of most numbers, making a subtle undercurrent of older funk amidst the smoothness. Ogerman's backdrops are never too excessive, and help the Dr break out of some of his older modes in a good way – not rehashing the same New Orleans ideas, but taking them instead to cooler California territory – a bit in the way that Allen Toussaint was doing on his best mainstream work of the 70s. Titles include "Dance The Night Away With You", "Rain", "Wild Honey", "Street Side", "Snake Eyes", "Fire Of Love", and "City Lights". CD

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North Texas State University Lab BandsAnnual Spring Concert Of The Lab Bands – April 14, 1970 ... LP
NTSU, 1970. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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, and back has a small piece of tape.)

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✨✧ Wallace RoneyNo Room For Argument ... CD
Stretch, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Darkly expressive work from Wallace Roney – one of those key albums that seems to push his original Muse Records sound even further with a range of more expansive elements! Roney's still got that brooding post-Miles sound in his horn – but here, it's used in some more complicated soundscapes at points – still mostly jazz, but almost with a soundtrack element too – especially in the way the keyboards drift in and out of the mix. Other players include Antoine Roney and Steve Hall on saxes, Geri Allen on Fender Rhodes and piano, Adam Holzman on organ, Buster Williams on bass, and Lenny White on drums – plus a fair bit of samples dropped into the mix by Val Gelder Jeanty. Titles include "NeuBeings", "Cygroove", "Metropolis", "Straight To Nothing", "No Room For Argument", and "Midnight Blue". CD

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Mal WaldronHard Talk ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Hard talk, and lots of heavy sounds from the great Mal Waldron – heard here in a set that may well be one of his greatest moments of the 70s! The album's a key illustration of Waldron's power on the European scene of the time – and it's noteworthy not just for Mal's bold vision as a leader, but also for key contributions from Steve Lacy on soprano sax and Manfred Schoof on trumpet! Both artists really bring a lot to Waldron's music – filling up the long tracks with voices that are as powerful and righteous as the leader's own – spurred on by some great rhythm work from Isla Eckinger on bass and Allen Blairman on drums. Recorded live, with a great sense of energy – and titles include "Snake Out", "Hard Talk", "Russian Melody", and "Hurray For Herbie". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice (special edition) ... CD
World Circuit, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... On October 22, 2021
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main focus here is really on the instrumentation – as half the album's tracks are instrumentals, and there's plenty of room for solos over the really great rhythms in the mix! The lineup of players is great, too – tight, but with some nice surprises – including tenor from Steve Williamson, vibes from Lewis Wright, and keyboards from Joe Armon Jones – on titles that include "Robbers Thugs & Muggers", "Agbada Bougou", "Obama Shuffle Street Blues", "We've Landed", "Slow Bones", and "Never". CD

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Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice (special edition) ... LP
World Circuit, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... On October 22, 2021
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main focus here is really on the instrumentation – as half the album's tracks are instrumentals, and there's plenty of room for solos over the really great rhythms in the mix! The lineup of players is great, too – tight, but with some nice surprises – including tenor from Steve Williamson, vibes from Lewis Wright, and keyboards from Joe Armon Jones – on titles that include "Robbers Thugs & Muggers", "Agbada Bougou", "Obama Shuffle Street Blues", "We've Landed", "Slow Bones", and "Never". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Conjure (Kip Hanrahan)Cab Calloway Stands In For The Moon ... CD
American Clave, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A follow-up to the first Conjure album – and like that one, a unique project that takes texts written by Ishmael Reed, and sets them to music in a haunting array of crossing genres! The real strength of the set is due to the players involved – a range of jazz and New Orleans musicians that includes Allen Toussaint, Don Pullen, Steve Swallow, David Murray, Olu Dara, Eddie Harris, and Leo Nocentelli – all working here under the guidance of Kip Hanrahan, in a mode of mixed styles that is very similar to Kip's own work. If anything, this set actually has a more coherent, and more soulful sound than the earlier record in this project – really nice overall, with lots of strong vocal numbers. Titles include "My Brothers", "Running For The Office Of Love", "Petit Kid Everett", "Sputin", "Nobody Was There", "The Author Reflects On His 35th Birthday", "Minnie The Moocher", and "Bitter Chocklate". CD

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✨✧ Andy BeyAmerican Song (with bonus track) ... CD
Savoy, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful recent work from Andy Bey – a singer who seems to get better and better as the years go on! As the title might indicate, the set's a collection of classic American songs – 20th century standards and evergreens, done by Bey in his wonderfully dusky style of singing – and supported by small group backing that includes piano from Geri Allen, tenor and flute from Frank Wess, trombone from Steve Davis, and trumpet from Vernell Garrett. The backings have some nice lush tones at some moments, and fall off into sparer moods at others – allowing a lot of space for Andy's wonderful voice to roll in! Titles include "Never Let Me Go", "Lonely Town", "Midnight Sun", "Angel Eyes", "Speak Low", and "Lush Life". Includes the bonus track "Look". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Willie Jones IIIFallen Heroes ... CD
WJ3, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Drummer Willie Jones III just keeps on winning us over more and more with each new release – serving up his own music on his own label, and really keeping a strong fire burning throughout! The set begins with a strong drum solo, dedicated to Ndugu Chancler – but right after that, Willie holds strong as a very powerful leader – commanding a great array of talent in the group, in the way that Art Blakey might have during the classic Jazz Messengers years! Like Blakey, Jones seems to bring out a special sort of spirit in the musicians – a great lineup that includes George Cables on piano, Steve Davis on trombone, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, and both Sherman Irby and Justin Robinson on alto – playing in shifting lineups, but always keeping things strong as the group moves through tunes by Larry Willis, Jimmy Heath, Jeremy Pelt, and Jones himself. Renee Neufville turns in a great vocal performance on "Trust" – and other tunes include "Something For Ndugu", "Fallen Hero", "CTA", "Annika's Lullaby", and "To Wisdom The Prize". CD

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Steve KhanBorrowed Time ... CD
Tone Center, 2006/2007. Used ... $12.99
Steve Khan on guitar, Jack DeJohnette on drums, John Patitucci and Ruben Rodriguez on bass, Bob Mintzer on bass clarinet, Bobby Allende on congas and bongos, Roberto Quintero on congas and percussion, Randy Brecker on flugelhorn, Rob Mounsey on keyboards, Manolo Badrena on percussion, Badal Roy on tabla, Geeta Roy on tambura, Ralph Irizarry on timbales , Marc Quinones on timbales, guiro, and maracas, with vocals from Gabriela Anders. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Steve BergsmanI Put A Spell On You – The Bizarre Life Of Screamin Jay Hawkins ... Book
Feral House, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Screamin Jay Hawkins is best-remembered for his crazy R&B tune "I Put A Spell On You" – a wild track from the postwar years – and it turns out that the man himself has had a life that's equally wild over the years, served up here by author Steve Bergsman, pulled from hundreds of interviews with Hawkins, bandmates, and family members too! Screamin Jay would often spin plenty of tales about himself – which can make telling the truth a difficult task – and rather that completely focus on that challenge, the book instead enjoys the play between fact and fiction, life and legend, and really revels in the larger-than-life quality of Hawkins! Book is 252 pages, softcover, with some color images, and a lot more black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Steven TaylorWilliam Blake's Songs Of Innocence & Experience ... CD
Ace (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A new recording of songs set to words by poet William Blake – a project begun by singer/guitarist Steven Taylor with Allen Ginsberg, who'd previously recorded a famous album of Blake's work – then finally finished years after Ginsberg's death, as kind of a first step towards a complete reading of work by the poet! The songs were co-tuned by Taylor and Ginsberg – and the instrumentation here features Taylor on vocals, guitar, and keyboards – with backing by a small group that features Marilyn Crispell on piano and Ross Goldstein on mellotron. Songs are all poems from the Songs Of Innocence and Songs Of Experience series by Blake – and there's a nicely eerie vibe here, kind of Blake through Ginsberg through Wicker Man, with maybe a touch of The Fugs in the mix. CD

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Sons Of KemetBlack To The Future ... CD
Impulse, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Sons Of Kemet borrow a page from the AACM with the title of this excellent album – maybe no surprise, as the work of the London group is every bit as revolutionary as the experiments of the AACM back in the day! As with their previous records, the Sons are working very hard to find a new language in jazz – one that has all the intensity of the spiritual forefathers who opened the music up at the end of the 60s, but which also has different rhythmic currents, vocal refrains, and instrumental energy that marks the music as very much the group's own creation! There's often a log of pulsation at the core of the tunes – not brass or bounce, but an evolution past those influences – with saxes from Shabaka Hutchings, tuba from Theon Cross, and double drums from Tom Skinner and Eward Wakili Hick. The set features great guest appearances too – vocals from Angel Bat Dawid, Moor Mother, Kojey Radical, D Double E, and Joshua Idehen – plus trombone from Nathaniel Cross, alto from Cassie Kinoshi, and tenor from Steve Williamson and Kebbi Williams. Titles include "Let The Circle Be Unbroken", "Field Negus", "Pick Up Your Burning", "Think Of Home", "Hustle", "Black", "Through The Madness Stay Strong", and "In Remembrance Of Those Fallen". CD

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✨✧ Sons Of KemetBlack To The Future ... LP
Impulse, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Sons Of Kemet borrow a page from the AACM with the title of this excellent album – maybe no surprise, as the work of the London group is every bit as revolutionary as the experiments of the AACM back in the day! As with their previous records, the Sons are working very hard to find a new language in jazz – one that has all the intensity of the spiritual forefathers who opened the music up at the end of the 60s, but which also has different rhythmic currents, vocal refrains, and instrumental energy that marks the music as very much the group's own creation! There's often a log of pulsation at the core of the tunes – not brass or bounce, but an evolution past those influences – with saxes from Shabaka Hutchings, tuba from Theon Cross, and double drums from Tom Skinner and Eward Wakili Hick. The set features great guest appearances too – vocals from Angel Bat Dawid, Moor Mother, Kojey Radical, D Double E, and Joshua Idehen – plus trombone from Nathaniel Cross, alto from Cassie Kinoshi, and tenor from Steve Williamson and Kebbi Williams. Titles include "Let The Circle Be Unbroken", "Field Negus", "Pick Up Your Burning", "Think Of Home", "Hustle", "Black", "Through The Madness Stay Strong", and "In Remembrance Of Those Fallen". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black To The Future ... CD 13.99

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Hal RussellHal Russell NRG Ensemble (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Nessa, 1981. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
A mindblowing moment on the Chicago avant scene of the 80s – a key flowering of the talents of Hal Russell – a musician who'd been working the Windy City since the early 60s, yet who really came into his own in these later years! Hal challenges both the AACM and the European underground with this smoking little set – opening up with unbridled energy on a range of instruments – including drums, vibes, C melody sax, cornet, and even zither – and working with equally energetic younger players who include Chuck Burdelik on tenor, alto, clarinet, and flute; Brian Sandstrom on bass, trumpet, and gong; Curt Bley on bass; and Steve Hunt on vibes and drums, alternating the instruments with Russell from track to track. All tunes are originals, and sound incredibly fresh all these many years later – with titles that include "Uncontrollable Rages", "Kit Kat", "Linda Jazz Princess", and "Seven Spheres". CD features two previously unreleased tracks – "Lost Or" and "C Melody Mania". CD

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VariousSounds Of The Times – From The KPM & Conroy Music Libraries 1970 to 1977 ... CD
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
A treasure trove of Brit sound library work – most of it from the legendary KPM 1000 Series, plus assorted bits from the Conroy label as well! The work here leans heavily towards funky jazz – those fuzzy, hard-driving tunes that always made KPM sides a key choice for action films and cop shows – and which have made digging through sound library records such a delight all these many decades later! The compilers did a really wonderful job with this set – creating a feel that's a bit different than the usual sound library collection – because although funky overall, the package also features some jazzy moments too – key cuts that are interspersed with the action moments to create a really fleshed-out sense of mood and feeling. Plus, the set list is huge – 25 tracks in all, running for well over 70 minutes – truly the treasure trove we promised at the start of this review, with titles that include "Soul For Sale" and "Tycoon" by Keith Mansfield, "Block Buster" and "Head In The Clouds" by Johnny Pearson, "Loco Motion" and "Soul Foot Strut" by Dave Gold, "Traffic" and "Challenger" by Alan Hawkshaw, "Short Cut" by James Clarke, "Heavy Traffic" by James Cameron, "Speculation" by David Lindup, "Vegas To LA" by Dick Doerschuk, "Tough Assignment" by Chris Gunning, "Speedway" by Nick Ingman, "String Boogie" by Brian Bennett, and "The Double Take" by Steve Gray. CD
 
 
 



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