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✨✧ Junior WellsLive At Theresa's 1975 ... CD
Delmark, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ VariousJourney To The Dawn – Illuminating Jazz From Theresa Records ... LP
Theresa/Temposphere (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A lost batch of soulful jazz from a massively overlooked source – the mighty Theresa Records, home to some really great recordings at the end of the 70s! Theresa was a tiny company formed in Oakland, CA at the end of the 70s – a spiritual heir to the sound of Impulse, Flying Dutchman, and other 70s powerhouse soul jazz labels – with a sound that was directly encapsulated in the label's own recordings of Pharoah Sanders at the time! After a few years of inactivity on the recording scene after his seminal sides for Impulse, Pharoah made a strong re-emergence on Theresa – working in a sweet style of soul jazz that was also picked up by some of the label's other strong artists. This excellent set was compiled in collaboration with Gilles Peterson – and features some of the hippest, most soulful tracks to come out on Theresa – work that takes off from the sound of Pharoah's earlier albums, into a whole new realm of expression! Titles include "Heart Is A Melody", "Rejoice", and "You've Got To Have Freedom" by Pharoah Sanders; "Samba" and "Pippin" by Ed Kelly; "Use Your Hands" and "Levels Of Consciousness" by Babatunde & Phenomena; and "Hip Funk" by Bishop Norman Williams & The One Mind Experience. 9 tracks on 2LPs! LP, Vinyl record album
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Babatunde & PhenomenaLevels Of Consciousness (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
A wonderfully soulful session from percussionist Babatunde Lea – and a shining example of the warm spirits and cross-cultural experimentation going on in the Bay Area scene of the 70s! The record mixes 70s soul jazz with bits of funk, Latin jazz, and breezy west coast touches – making for an album that's got some of the earthy charm of work on labels like Strata East or Black Jazz, mixed with the tighter soulful production of some of George Duke's early 70s sides for MPS. The vibe is incredible – a beautiful mix of warm vocals, tight soloing, and message-oriented grooves – and the whole thing's great all the way through! Titles include "Thailand Stick", "Use Your Hands", "Merely A Suggestion", "Levels Of Consciousness", "Thang", and "Plea From The Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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Norman Williams & The One Mind ExperienceBishop (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 44.99
A great little record from alto saxophonist Norman Williams – also known as The Bishop – and the first record on the mighty Theresa label too! The sound here is maybe a bit funkier than some of the other Theresa sessions of the late 70s – in part because there's some monstrous bass on the record, courtesy of Michael Formanek – who works magic alongside the keyboards and warmly-rolling rhythms – which are a perfect foil for the sharper lines that Williams brings to the record on his alto! The approach has some of the warmth and soul of the best 70s sessions on Black Jazz or Catalyst – and titles include "Trane's Paradise", "Mr Peabody", "Figure Eight", "Terry's Song", and "Ole Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Joseph Bonner (Joe Bonner)Impressions Of Copenhagen (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most interesting records we've ever heard from pianist Joe Bonner – a set that still has all the long, spiritual lines of his excellent albums from the 70s – but which also showcases Bonner's ear for larger arrangements – as he brings in trumpet, trombone, flute, and a bit of strings to his own work on piano, with bass from Paul Warburton and drums from J Thomas Tilton! There's a sense of majesty here that's a nice expansion past the vibe of previous Bonner records – while all the soul and spirit is intact – very Strata East overall. Titles include "The Northstar", "I'll Say No This Time", "Quiet Dawn", "Why Am I Here", and "Impressions Of Copenhagen/RV". Features the bonus track "Lush Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadKabsha (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from the legendary Idris Muhammad – the funky drummer who first rose to fame making breakbeats with Lou Donaldson in the 60s, then recorded some hip soul-based records in the 70s – here really getting back to basics with a set of soulful, spiritual small combo jazz! The record is a beautifully stripped-down session – with Muhammad playing un-funky drums, Ray Drummond on bass, and either Pharoah Sanders or George Coleman on tenor sax. The best tracks are long and lively – with Muhammad dancing out across the drum kit, filled with joy and life, exhibiting that rare straight jazz quality that he only brought to a few recordings, most notably his contemporary sides with Pharoah Sanders. Titles include a great remake of Jack McDuff's "Soulful Drums", plus "Kabsha", "Little Feet", "St M", and "GCCG Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersRejoice (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic 80s work from Pharoah Sanders – with a vibe that's a perfect extension of his classic work for the Impulse label! The album has Pharoah working with an amazing group – Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, John Hicks and Joe Bonner on piano, Art Davis on bass, and either Elvin Jones or Billy Higgins on drums. The sound is remarkably fresh – soaring and spiritual, but also more focused than in earlier years, with a great amount of soulful warmth. And although extra elements are added – like vocals, vibes, and added percussion – Pharoah's solos still dominate the whole album beautifully. Titles include "Rejoice", "Origin", "Moments Notice", "Central Park West", "Farah", "Ntjilo Ntjilo/Bird Song", and "Nigerian Juju Hilife". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)
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Pharoah SandersAfrica ... CD
Timeless/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99 15.00
A brilliant 80s set from Pharoah Sanders – a record that has him a much more understated setting than some of his other albums from the time – but one that's maybe even more soulful and searching overall! The great one plays blistering tenor right from the start – in a quartet with John Hicks on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – all players who have this way of doing a lot with a little, especially in the rhythm department – where they seem to give Sanders some of his strongest sense of groove since the key albums for Theresa. Muhammad's got this tight sense of timekeeping, but with a looseness that we love – and Lundy's warm soulful bass does more than enough to give the set a sound bottom – and Hicks' free lyrical piano works nicely with Sanders' spiritual horn. Titles include a remake of "You've Got To Have Freedom", plus "Naima", "Origin", "Speak Low", "After The Morning", and "Africa". Also features the tracks "Duo" and "Heart To Heart" – not on the vinyl release! CD

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Frank Zappa/John FrizzellZappa – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (3CD set) ... CD
Zappa, Late 60s/1970s/2021. New Copy 3CD ... $36.99 39.99
A huge package of Frank Zappa music, packed with classics, unreleased tracks, and selections from the score to the well-done documentary on Frank's life and music by Alex Winter! The first 2CDs feature all Zappa music – including some never-issued tracks pulled from Frank's vaults, mixed with other key cuts that really illustrate his genius – titles that include "The Black Page 1 (piano version)", "Call Any Vegetable (excerpts)", "Happy Together", "Scumbag", "You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here", "Any Way The Wind Blows", "Motherly Love", "Mother People", "Firebird Suite Finale", "Road Ladies", "FZ On Varese", "Agency Man (studio version)", "G Spot Tornado", "Fembot In A Whet T-Shirt", "Mo's Vacation", and "Valley Girl" – plus related cuts "No Longer Umpire" by Alice Cooper, "The Captain's Fat Theresa Shoes" by The GTOs, and "Every Time I See You" by The Heartbreakers. CD3 features the whole new score for the film, including bits from the film – composed by John Frizzell with help from Nick Cimity and Davit Stal. Also includes more Zappa cuts that include "Watermelon In Easter Hay (live)", "Get Whitey", "Nap Time", "Overture", and "Envelopes (1983 original vinyl mix)". CD

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✨✧ Kamal Abdul Alim & The BrothersDance ... CD
Stash/Soul Brother (UK), 1988. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really fantastic little record – a set that shows a strong evolution of spiritual jazz styles into the 80s! The set was recorded at a time when the jazz underground was really getting a lot of exposure, and was bursting forward with a new sense of hope – a quality that you can really feel in the music, right from the very first note – as these tunes are joyous, yet highly rhythmic and spiritual too – a vibe that's maybe a bit like Pharoah Sanders on Theresa Records, especially on his classic "You Got To Have Freedom"! Most tunes here are upbeat and modal – driven by the rhythms of Ron Burton on piano, Abdu Wali on guitar, Sabu Adeyla on bass, Idris Muhammad on drums, and Abdus Saboor on percussion – and soaring with solos from leader Kamal Abdul Alim on trumpet, James Spaulding on alto and flute, and Bobby Watson on alto and soprano. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Prayer", "Peace", "Al Nafs", "Dance", and "Brotherhood". CD

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✨✧ WireIssue 452 – October 2021 ... Magazine
Wire, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's the legendary German group Faust on the cover – still as vibrant as ever, and having one of their many returns to the limelight! The issue also looks at Faust contemporaries – with features on Klaus Dinger of La Dusseldorf/Neu fame, Amon Duul, and Dieter Mobieus – and other articles include a look at Mary Lou Williams, the Texas composer More Eaze, Tampa rappers They Hate Change, and Polish duo Siska. There's also an article on New York's Time Spans festival, Theresa Wong and Ellen Fullman on the Invisible Jukebox, and pages and pages of record reviews! Magazine

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