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✨✧ Tico All-StarsDescargas Vol 1 – Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most famous Latin jam session albums ever – recorded at the Village Gate, and featuring a massive set of players that includes Tito Puente, Victor Paz, Charlie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Jimmy Sabater, and Joe Cuba! In keeping with the "descargas" title, the work is fast and free – introduced in a very live setting, and building on spare rhythms with a rich array of Latin jazz work and sponanteous vocals! This first volume has 3 long tracks, all of them great – and titles include "Guajira Controversial", "Cargas Y Descargas", and "Barquinho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original orange label pressing – nice and clean! Cover has a light stain near the bottom, worse on back than front – but mostly looks great overall.)

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Hank CrawfordTico Rico ... LP
Kudu, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Hank Crawford's always been a great saxophonist – but he's also one that sometimes works even more strongly in a bigger group setting – as you'll hear on this 70s Kudu session with funky arranger David Matthews! Dave takes the groove forward from the sound that Hank sometimes had back in the 60s on Atlantic – bringing in a bit more of an electric vibe, but also providing a nice larger ensemble kick – that soulful jazz mode that Crawford first explored with Ray Charles, where he learned to pack plenty into the space of a short solo! Titles include "Funky Rooster", "Tico Rico", "Lady Soul", "Lullaby Of Love", and "Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has name in pen, including labels.)

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Johan Dalgas FrischSymphonie Der Brasilianischen Vogel – Kaiserwalzer-Donauweller/Tico Tico No Fuba ... 7-inch
Sabia/Varig (Brazil), Early 60s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $24.99
Oddball Brazilian 45 that mixes birdcalls with loungey waltzes and organ tunes. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some aging and lightly bent corners.)
 
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Joe CubaEl Alma Del Barrio – The Soul Of Spanish Harlem ... CD
Tico, 1964. Used ... $9.99
The Soul of Spanish Harlem – and the upbeat sound of the Joe Cuba Sextet – a hard-to-find album recorded just before the dawn of the classic Latin soul era! This one has been underappreciated for years, which is a shame, because it's got a lot of very nice grooves with that tight Joe Cuba Sextet sound – full snapping percussion and tight rhythms. There's also a few romantic tracks led by keys and a surprisingly warm approach to the vocals, but most of the set is pretty straight ahead Latin! Tracks include "You're Gone", "La Fuga Pal Monte", "Galan, Galan", "Y Sigue", "Solo Por Ti", "Guaguanco Del Jibarito", "Una Nenita", and "El Tapon". CD
(Out of print, 1998 Sonido pressing.)

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Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! – Wanted Dead Or Alive ... LP
Tico, 1966. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble that was setting the Latin world on its ear at the time. The title track – "Bang Bang" – is one of those tracks that you'll recognize from a million references, but which never sounds as good as it does on this impeccable version from Joe. The whole album follows in a similar suit – blending Latin, jazz, and soul with effortless ease – shifting between English and Spanish lyrics in a genre-busting style that really captures all the freshness of the era. The whole thing's great, and titles include "Asi Soy", "Alafia", "Triste", "Mujer Divina", "Oh Yeah", "Sock It To Me", and the "Bang Bang" follow-up, "Push, Push, Push". Great, hard, and a heck of a lot of fun! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono 60s pressing! Cover has some staining & flaking on the bottom corner, and a spot of edge wear, but is nice otherwise! Includes Tico inner sleeve.)

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Lou PerezOur Heritage ... LP
Tico, 1976. Very Good ... $19.99 24.99
Flautist Lou Perez leads his band through the "Our Heritage" suite, plus a bunch of montunos and son tracks with a fairly traditional feel. The band includes Lou's flute, plus violins, Spanish guitar, cello, and piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, masking tape along the top and bottom seams, a partially split bottom seam and initials in marker on the front and back.)

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Tito PuenteCarnaval En Harlem ... LP
Tico, 1966. Very Good ... $14.99
Darn nice record by Tito – and one with a soulful 60s feel, hinted at by the "en Harlem" in the title. The record's not really a Latin soul album, but it's got certain groovy 60s elements that are done very very nicely. Includes great Latin versions of "Downtown" and "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", plus the tracks "Mi Trompeta Tropical", "Rumba En El Patio", "Bluesette", and "Carnaval En Harlem". Also features Santos Colon on vocals on a number of tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Tito PuenteCha Cha Cha At El Morocco ... LP
Tico, 1958. Very Good+ ... $24.99 29.99
Tight groovy cha cha tracks by Tito, recorded with more edge than his similar stuff for RCA, and presented here in a reissue of a record that's darn rare in the original (we've never seen a copy!) Tito's joined by vocalist Pepe Luis, and the set list includes nice ones like "Cha Cha Guaguanco", "Besame Mucho", "Cha Cha De La Princesa", "Totiri Mundachi", and "Tito's Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove – nice and clean! Cover has some water staining on the bottom few inches, nothing major – and some tape on the bottom seam.)

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Tito PuenteDance The Cha Cha Cha ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
One of Tito's classic 50's recordings for Tico, all of which have a much rawer sound than his work for RCA from the same time. The tracks on here represent some Tito's best work in the Cha Cha Cha format – played with a hard sound and a good percussive drive aimed towards a very appreciative Latin audience. Titles include "Rico Vacilon", "Adele", "The Knockout", "Hot Tamales", "Oigan Mi Cha Cha Cha", and "The Man From Jamaica". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. Cover is nice on front, save for one small bump – and back has a small name in one corner.)

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Tito PuenteEl Rey Bravo ... LP
Tico, 1963. Good ... $9.99
Great 60s work from Tito! The material here shows Tito at his best, past his big band years, and hitting the tighter harder sound that made this period so great. El Rey's totally at home with the group, and tracks include "Batacumba", "Malanga Con Yuca", "Donde Vas", "Gata Miau, Miau", "Africa Habla", and the classic "Oye Como Va", one of Tito's all time greatest! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Vinyl plays with surface noise and crackles. Cover has split seams, tape remnants at the bottom, wear and aging, and writing in pen in back.)

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Tito PuenteMamborama! (aka Mamborama/Mambo With Me) ... CD
Tico/Charly (UK), Late 50s. Used ... $11.99
Hey, they're not kidding with this title – as Tito really goes to town with a set of mambo tunes, grooving it up with a hard heavy percussive edge! The title's one of the first on the Tico label (as an LP), and it really sets the pace for some of the label's excellent work to come – as Tito and crew play with a tightness and energy that's missing from a lot of their earlier work. If you like Latin vibes, you'll find plenty of them on this set – and tracks include "Mambo Inn", "Mambo Tipico", "Mambo Rumbon", "Mambo Lenko", "Mambolino", "Ran Kan Kan", and "Titoro". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tito PuenteTito Puente & His Concert Orchestra ... LP
Tico, 1973. Very Good ... $24.99
An excellent set from Tito – very funky, unlike most of his other work from the time! The record has a great electric vibe to it – thanks to a hip bass player in the group, to Charlie Palmieri, who plays organ and electric piano on the record, and to Tito himself, who's never sounded better, playing a range of percussion, vibes, and electric piano too! The best tunes have a funky NuYorica groove – nice and driving, about as funky as Tito can get – with jazz solos by Sal Nistico, Dick Menza, Rene McLean, and others. Cuts include "Black Brothers", "110th Street and 5th Ave", "Ritual Fire Dance", "Mambo Diablo", and "Ah! Ah!". Very cool, and a very different side of his style! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small name in pen, but is nice overall.)

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Tito Puente & Vicentico ValdesTito Puente Swings & Vicentico Valdes Sings ... LP
Tico, 1963. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Tito's classic early 60s group is joined by the legendary Vicentico Valdes on vocals – for a nicely swinging album that we like better than most of the mid 60s sides Valdes cut under his own name. Titles include "Soy Feliz", "Nueva Vida", "No Lo Hago Mas", and "Guaguanco En Tropicana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and aging, clear tape holding the seams, a bumped corner, and a name written in pen in back.)

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Tito RodriguezSenor Tito Rodriguez ... LP
Tico, 1958. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An excellent little set from Tito – recorded in the late 50s for Tico, with a groove that's harder than much of his 60s work for United Artists! The lineup includes some nice jazzy vibes work on a few tracks – and the album includes the great percussive track "Suena Tu Bongo (Beat Your Bongo)", plus other nice ones like "Ritmo y Melodia", "Tom & Jerry", and "Asi Na Ma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, sticker remnants in front, and clear tape neatly holding the seams and spine.)

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Pete TerracePete With A Latin Beat ... LP
Tico, 1960. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Pete in a very Latin Beat – playing vibes with heavy percussion, in a style that has equal parts jazz and equal parts Latin, and which moves past the sleepier sound of some of his earlier, mellower records. Cha cha is the basic groove of the tunes, but the execution and the heavier style of instrumentation takes many of the numbers past the stock formula of the era – thanks to Pete and his sweet work on vibes! Titles include "Terrace Jump", "Playboy", "Blen Blen Blen", "Toni's Cha Cha", and "The Baker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, with a large stain at the bottom right, split bottom seam held with clear tape, and a shop stamp in back.)

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✨✧ Tito PuentePachanga Con Puente/Vaya Puente ... CD
Tico/Malanga (Spain), 1961/1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice hard early 60's sides for Tico, with a tight set of grooves, and a dozen hot pachanga cuts. Tracks include "Un Telegrama", "A Bailar Pachanga", "La Charanga", "Pachanga Mood", and "Pachanga Beat". Vaya Puente has a nice mix of mambo jazz numbers and guarachas, with a few cha chas thrown in – and they all have that tight raw sound that made Tito's Tico work so much better than most of his 50's stuff. Here's your chance to hear the master bandleader in action – especially on the cuts "Sambaroco", "Agua-Nile", "Vaya Puente", "Timbalero", and "Chino". Lots more goodies in here, and a nice set of grooves that are great to have on CD! CD

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✨✧ Tito PuenteTito Unlimited ... LP
Tico, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great bit of funky Latin from Tito Puente – a really unique record from the legend, in that it's got lots of electric instrumentation – and a vibe that's almost more CTI than Fania Records! Tito always complained about influences from soul music during the late 60s – but he seems to really embrace them here – as he soars to the skies with a great groove that includes plenty of Fender Rhodes and vibes – which get their own sort of push from Puente's percussion. The album features loads of good cuts, including "Acosta's Feeling", "Borinquen", "Vibe Mambo", "Margie's Mood", "Watu Wasuri" – and cool covers of "Valley of The Dolls" and "Lost Horizon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – a nice copy!)

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✨✧ Tito Puente & OthersMusic For Romancing ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nicely laidback Latin tracks from the early days of Tico – featuring work by Tito Puente, and a few more other obscure artists on the label! Titles include "Temptation", "Tito's Merengue", "The Fence", and "Cha Cha Cha Bounce" by Tito; "Make A Box" and "Mambo No 5" by Melino Orchestra; "Coca Roca" and "Brazil" by Tico Orchestra; and "Long Gone" by Neil Lewis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Machito/Tito Puente/Joe LocoMambo Caravan ... LP
Tico, 1959. Good ... Out Of Stock
A rare album that showcased some of the greatest mambo talents on the Tico label! Machito, Tito, and Joe Loco divide up the 12 tracks nicely, and the record has that hard-edged Tico groove that the label was perfecting with their mambo sessions of the late 50s. Titles include "Mambo USA", "In the Mood", "Caravan Mambo", "Goody Goody", "Tee Pee Mambo", and "Ebony". Very hard to find on vinyl, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with crackles throughout. Cover has some wear and aging, with a name in pen in back.)

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✨✧ Joe LocoMambo Fantasy ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
One of Joe Loco's most haunting albums, and a moody mix of spare Latin percussion with haunting off-kilter piano solos, in a swirling blend of tracks that form Joe's Mambo Fantasy. Joe's work on the keys is as captivating as ever, and with the no-nonsense arrangements of the tracks, you can really get to hear him at his best on this album. Titles include "Mucho Swing", "Love For Sale", "Lover", "Cuban Nightingale", "Body & Soul", and "September In The Rain". Nice cover image, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some discoloration from age and a small center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Pete Terrace, Tito Puente, Joe Loco, & OthersIn The Land Of Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Wa Pa Cha, Rumba, Mambo ... LP
Tico, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Lots of Tico Records classics – work by Pete Terrace, Tito Puente, Joe Loco, La Playa Sextet, Machito, and Tito Rodriguez! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some tape on the top seam, but is nice overall.)
 
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El Gran ComboBoogaloos Con El Gran Combo ... LP
Gema, 1967. Very Good ... $24.99
One of our favorite albums ever from El Gran Combo – largely because it's a smoking Latin Soul set! The group were known for a more traditional groove on other records, but here they nicely jump on the younger bandwagon of the time – and step out with a crackling batch of boogaloo numbers that groove with the best of the Fania and Tico scene of the time! The sound is tight, right, and outta site – mostly instrumental with lots of heavy percussion and soaring horns – plus both English and Spanish vocals that really keep the soulful spirit of the session! Tracks include "Clap Your Hands", "Como Tu", "Sabor", "Combolu", "Shake It Baby", "Gran Combo's Boogaloo", "Vas Bien", "Chua Chua Boogaloo", and "Avelino Plumon". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Puerto Rican pressing. Cover has light wear, aging, and a half split bottom seam.)

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Percy FaithMusic Of Brazil ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Percy Faith and his orchestra, already known for his take on Latin music, gives his take on the big sound of 62, bossa nova. Songs include "Aquarela Do Brasil", "Delicado", "Tu Sabes", "Batucada", "Amorada", "The Bandit", "Baia", "Tico-Tico", "Little Dreamer", "Maxixe", "Atrevido", and "The Minute Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Grant GreenLatin Bit (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
A really fantastic record from Blue Note guitar genius Grant Green – and a set that's got a sound that goes way past his goofy look on the cover! The title's a bit right – in that there's something of a Latin vibe going on, with more percussion than usual in a small group – but the sound is also not straight New York Latin, with looser currents that are borrowed a bit from bossa nova, but also given a fluid soul jazz spin! There's maybe a slight touch of some of Cal Tjader's records from the period, but with more of the edge that we love on his guitar – served up in a combo that features the mighty Willie Bobo on drums, Johnny Acea on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, Patato Valdez on congas, and Garvin Masseux on chekere. Together, the group makes for a very hip set of tracks that includes "Tico Tico", "Mama Inez", "Besame Mucho", and "Mambo Inn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Blue Note Tone Poet series – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Stan KentonUncollected Stan Kenton Vol 4 – 1944 - 1945 ... LP
Hindsight, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "The Man I Love", "Tico Tico", " Tabby The Cat", "Conversin' With The Brain", "Got A Penny, Jenny", "St Louis Blues" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue.)

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La New Breed OrchestraJala Jala Woe Woe Baby ... LP
Fonseca/Andale, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
No woe here at all – because the album's very upbeat, and very joyous all the way through – played in the best young combo mode of the 60s! Latin soul, jazz, and older descarga modes all come into play on the set – mixed up in the Puerto Rican groove of the Fonseca Records scene of the time – all with more grit in the grooves than any similar records on Fania or Tico! Piano and horns are often competing in the lead with runaway energy – and vocals are both in English and Spanish, which really helps create some groovy crossover modes. Titles include the choppy boogaloo number – "New Breed Bugaloo" – plus "Woe Woe Baby", "Follow The Sun", "Three In One", "Ritmo Tropical", "Dulce Son", "Quinto Bongo", and "Tenia Que Ser Asi". LP, Vinyl record album

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James MoodyMoody's Mood (Moody's Mood For Love/Flute N The Blues/Last Train From Overbrook) ... LP
Argo/Chess, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A nice little collection of James Moody's excellent work for the Argo label from the early 60s – featuring tunes that originally appeared on the albums Moody's Mood For Love, Flute N The Blues, and Last Train From Overbrook! The overstuffed set actually seems to include almost all the tracks from the records – a total of 26 tracks that show Moody as an incredibly inventive player at the time, really moving past bop into a realm of exotic soul jazz and freer-thinking tones and colors! Titles include "Tico Tico", "Yvonne", "Brother Yusef", "There She Goes", "Boo's Tune", "Breaking The Blues", "Birdland Story", "Mean To Me", "Parker's Mood", and "Plus Eight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear, a small split on one corner, and a cutout notch.)

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Jose NetoMountains & The Sea ... LP
Water Lily Acoustics, 1986. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Features Jose Neto on guitar, Airto on percussion, and Randy Tico on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and price sticker remnants.)

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Charlie ParkerBoss Bird – Studio Recordings 1944 to 1951 (4CD box set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99 14.99
Features over 100 tracks including "Ah-Leu-Cha", "Perhaps", "Marmaduke", "Passport", "Donna Lee", "Bongo Bop", "Quasimodo", "Tiny's Tempo", "Loverman", "Star Eyes", "Yardbird Suite" and "Tico Tico". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cheo RosarioEl Vive Bien ... LP
Salsa, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A killer cooker on the small Salsa label from New York – part of the Mary Lou family of labels, all of whom really knew how to deliver up the goods back in the day! Like most of the label's records, there's a nicely varied vibe going on here – a lot less structured than some of the Fania/Tico/Alegre material, and maybe even closer to the ground in terms of the scene – as Cheo Rosario leads a great little group that features lively piano from Gaby Diaz, trombone from Reynaldo (aka Astroboy), and warm, round basslines from Felix Torres. Vocals are by Carmen Rosaro and Jorge Martinez – and titles include "Look Out", "Cairo", "All Night Long", "El Vive Bien Del Barrio", "Pa'Sabio Quien", "Solo Paria Ti", and "The World Is Full Of Sin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonKeyboard – Music By Oscar Peterson ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual Verve album from Oscar Peterson, and one that really lives up to its title! There's no drummer on the album at all – just bass from either Ray Brown or Major Holley – which leaves plenty of space for Oscar's work on the keys of the piano, opening up warmly with a really fluid sound. The tunes still have that romping quality of Peterson's early years on Verve, but a bit more lyricism too – and titles include "Tico Tico", "Robbins Nest", "Get Happy", "Easy To Love", "Deep Purple", and "Squatty Roo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, partially split spine, light surface wear, and aging.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 2 ... CD
Fania/Wagram (France), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz. Manu Dibango also joins the group for the track "Congo Bongo", a great long number in which he does a hot little solo! Other tracks include "Bemba Colora", "Hermandad Fania", and "Echate Pa'Lla". CD

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✨✧ VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 1 ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest compilations of boogaloo work we've ever stocked – and one that goes way past the bigger names on Fania or Tico, into the underground of small labels from the late 60s! The tunes here are all especially rare – issued originally on labels that include Speed and Ghetto, and brought together beautifully here with an ear for soulful vocals, snapping rhythms, and some of the grooviest styles of the Latin Soul generation! The Speed recordings are especial favorites of ours, because the label had a really great way of setting up a groove, and often broke from more conventional Latin modes to hit some very unique rhythms. But all the work here is totally great – and titles include "Alla Tu" by Conjunto Universal, "Do Your Shing A Ling" by Pijuan, "I'll Be A Happy Man" by Latin Blues Band, "Return To Spanish Harlem" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Latin Soul Boogaloo" by Paul Serrano, "One Way Ticket" by The Real Thing, "Symphony Sid In Acapulco" by Frankie Nieves, "Brass Boogaloo" by Sounds Tropicana, "Hippy Skippy Moon Strut" by Moon People, and "Mi Negra Va Gozar" by Paul Ortiz. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 4 (with download) ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive batch of Latin soul from the late 60s – all pulled from the deeper corners of the New York underground – from a range of fresh, young musicians who go way beyond the bigger names on Fania and Tico! The tunes here really show the sharpest changes in Latin music at the time – the strong embrace of soul and jazz sounds from other stretches of the uptown scene – and the move to smaller, tighter groups after years of bigger bands – which makes for the kind of lively instrumental interplay you're more likely to hear from a funk combo! Some numbers here have swinging soulful vocals, others are really cooking on the instrumental tip – and titles include "The Aztec Theme" by The Aztecs, "Having Fun" by Pepe Fernandez, "Ain't That Right" by Arthur Sterling, "Mi Guajira" by Frankie Nieves, "El Gallo" by Al Gonzalez, "Damelo Baby" by The Aztecs, "C-Rations & Cornbread" by Pepe Fernandez, and "Do The Boogaloo" by New York All Stars & Orquesta Novel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download for the whole album!)

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✨✧ VariousHey Ho Guaguanco – Rare & Unissued Salsa Jams From The Speed & Fonseca Catalog 1968/1969 Vol 1 ... LP
Speed/Andale, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic tracks from two ultra-rare labels from the New York scene – the Latin Soul empire Speed Records, and the super-tight Fonseca label – which provided a real mainline to Puerto Rican grooves at the time! Both labels cut some of the hardest-hitting Latin tracks of the time – music that was often rawer and more unbridled than material for other indies, like Tico or Fania – and the tracks here are from some of the obscure albums issued by both imprints, and some even-rare 7" singles – all with an upbeat groove, and a sound that's much more the Latin groove of the streets uptown, instead of the bigger ballrooms down in midtown. Titles include "Descarga Los Bravos" by Kent Gomez, "Asi Asi Descarga" by Mike Hernandez & Su Sonora Casino, "El Bembe" by Terrible Frankie Nieves, "Milton's Jala Jala" by Milton Zapata, "Palos Bravos De St John" by Orquesta Oliveri, "Yemaja" by Kent Gomez, "Palacio Descarga" by Danny Palacios, and "Melao Melaito" by Orquesta Oliveri. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerFiesta – Charlie Parker & His South Of The Border Orchestra – The Genius Of Charlie Parker #6 ... LP
Verve, 1951. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Charlie Parker in a Latin mode – one of those ideas that shouldn't work that well, but does – and went on to influence a whole generation in jazz! Parker's alto and Latin rhythms are an amazing combination – rhythms that move even more frenetically than regular bop modes – and a horn that simply soars over the top, driven on by their inspiration – and hitting these grooves that few later Latin jazz musicians could ever hope to touch! Much of the material here is in a small group mode – in contrast to the fuller charts on some other Parker cubop recordings from the time – with players who include Wlater Bishop on piano and a young Kenny Dorham on trumpet. Titles include "Mama Inez", "Estrellita", "Tico Tico", "Fiesta", and "Un Poquito De Tu Amor". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear and aging, splitting in the spine and bottom seam, and a small sticker in back.)
 
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Stefano BaroneParticolare#Uno ... CD
Candy Rat, 2008. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Artwork appears to be signed by the artist.)

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Rubens BassiniLatino Fantastico ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1963. Used ... $4.99
The rare Latino Fantastico from Rubens Bassini – featuring a range of percussion and overall vibe that blends the feverishly rhythmic vibes his native Brazil with African, Cuban and South American styled numbers with ultra groovy exotica! Bassini is a master percussionist and he's backed by a stellar roster of Rio players from the time – bringing both a creative spirit and skilled instrumentation that keeps it well out of cocktail kitsch territory, but that said, it's well infused with a playful sense of fun – and we're glad to see and hear it after all these years! 19 mostly short numbers, including "Afro Cubano (Canto Karabali)", "Mambo", "Maracas (Surda)", "Merengue", "Guiro", "Bongo", "Tumbadoras", "Timbales", Bembe", "Samba (Samba No Congo)", "Tumbadoras", "Guaguanco", "Quinto" and more. CD
Also available Latino Fantastico ... CD 8.99

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Rubens BassiniLatino Fantastico ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The rare Latino Fantastico from Rubens Bassini – featuring a range of percussion and overall vibe that blends the feverishly rhythmic vibes his native Brazil with African, Cuban and South American styled numbers with ultra groovy exotica! Bassini is a master percussionist and he's backed by a stellar roster of Rio players from the time – bringing both a creative spirit and skilled instrumentation that keeps it well out of cocktail kitsch territory, but that said, it's well infused with a playful sense of fun – and we're glad to see and hear it after all these years! 19 mostly short numbers, including "Afro Cubano (Canto Karabali)", "Mambo", "Maracas (Surda)", "Merengue", "Guiro", "Bongo", "Tumbadoras", "Timbales", Bembe", "Samba (Samba No Congo)", "Tumbadoras", "Guaguanco", "Quinto" and more. CD
Also available Latino Fantastico ... CD 4.99

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Rubens BassiniRitmo Fantastico ... CD
Pawal/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. Used ... $14.99
Fantastic rhythms from percussionist Rubens Bassini – a set that has all the raw live energy of a Latin jazz jam session, but which also carries some of the sweet touches of the bossa nova scene in Brazil – a really wonderful mixing of modes that makes the album a gem all the way through! Rubens plays with the fire you'd expect from his image on the cover – bringing a lot more lively percussion to the record than usual for a Brazilian jazz set of the time – while the larger backings shade things in on some sweet colors – with a nice mix of piano, woodwinds, and some especially great vibes! The record's an excellent jammer that takes a bossa nova groove, and infuses it with some heavier Afro-Cuban rhythms – creating a jazzy style stuffed with infectious changes – on titles that include "Coco Seco", "Barquinho", "Cuban Mambo", "Mirage", "Maria Conga", "Mensagem", "Love For Sale", "Quem Quiser", and "Ceu E Mar". Great stuff all around – recorded in Brazil in 1960, and with not a dead track on the album! CD
(Out of print, 2016 Japanese pressing.)

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Jorge BenJorAcustico MTV Vol 1 – Admiral Jorge V ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $1.99 6.99
A really wicked live set from Jorge Ben – recorded for MTV Brasil's equivalent of Unplugged, and featuring a small combo that really gets nice and funky on the best numbers! The drums are great, nice and cracking – and the tunes are played with a soulful groove that makes the record sound a lot like Jorge's best work of the 70s. Tracks include "Balanca Pema", "Zazueira", "O Circo Chegou", "Comanche", "Jorge De Capadocia", "Take It Easy My Brother Charles", "Ive Brussel", and "Minha Teimosia Uma Arma Pra Te Conquistar". CD
(Out of print.)

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Anibal Bravo Y Su Tipica DominicanaEl Gatico ... LP
Kubaney, 1983. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sandro Brugnolini/CarniniBeat Drammatico, Underground, Pop Elettronic (with bonus CD) ... LP
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $28.99 34.99
Exactly the kind of record that makes us love sound library records so much – and definitely the sort that sets the style apart from anything else we can think of! Both Sandro Brugnolini and Giorgio Carnini turn in some great work here – a mindblowing mix of modes over the space of ten short tracks – some tunes a cascading array of instrumentation, in a hip groove that's neither American jazz or soundtrack funk, but a special space of its own! Other tunes use an electronic approach that's years ahead of its time – as groovy as 60s analogue, but a lot darker, too – in ways that the rest of the world might not touch until the German new wave. The balance is almost even between swinging groovers and darker electronic cuts – and titles include "Grinta", "Azione CIA", "Scalo Clandestino", "Alambicco Cibernetico", "Strutture Generative", "Omicido Bianco", and "CIA Massacre". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)

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Nando CordelAcustico ... CD
Aconchego (Brazil), Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Osvaldo FresedoTangos Fantasticos ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 Eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has discoloration from age, a split bottom seam held with wide clear tape, and a small peeled spot in front.)

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Legiao UrbanaAcustico MTV ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1999. Used ... $0.99 4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Edu Lobo & Chico BuarqueO Grande Circo Mistico ... CD
Dubas (Brazil), 1983. Used ... $11.99
An ambitious larger production from the team of Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque – the famous stage musical O Grande Circo Mistico, based on the poem by Jorge De Lima, and featuring a range of top-shelf performers that includes Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Milton Nascimento, Jane Duboc, Zizi Possi, Simone, and Tim Maia! The work has a serious style that's in keeping with some of Lobo's more contemplative work of the 70s – but also has some of the more dynamic horn arrangements that were also showing up in his work. And as you'd guess from the title, there's a bit of a "circus" feel in the air – but one that's musically playful, and never too kitschy. Titles include "Meu Namorado", "Sobre Todas As Coisas", "Na Carreira", "O Circo Mistico", "A Bela E A Fera", "A Historia De Lily Braun", and "Beatriz". CD
(Out of print.)

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Los Diplomaticos12 Exitos Bailables Vol 3 ... LP
Discos Fuentes (Colombia), 1970s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing. Back cover has name in pen.)

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✨✧ Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri ProjectSimpatico ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. Used ... $9.99
A large number of star players sitting in on this session, including Phil Woods, Gregory Tardy, Conrad Herwig, Boris Kozlov, Pedro Martinez, Pete Rodriguez among others! CD
(Out of print.)

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Moraes MoreiraAcustico ... CD
Virgin (Brazil), 1995. Used ... $2.99 6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Still sealed.)

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Ed MottaAs Segundas Intencoes Do Manual Pratico ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2000. Used ... $14.99
An amazing album from one of Brazil's greatest soul stars! Ed Motta's the nephew of Tim Maia, and he's part of a huge legacy of Brazilian soul music that's been largely untapped by listeners in the US. Fortunately, Ed's been getting his dues in other scene's lately – as his album before this was picked up by the London groove scene, and the recent MG4 album by Japanese combo Mondo Grosso had Ed doing some guest vocals. This album, though, is a monster – and it's certainly one to push Ed firmly onto the map over the next few years. The record perfectly blends modern soul production with touches of Brazilian rhythms and Ed's warm soulful vocals. The record's got arrangements that are a lot more complicated than some of Ed's earlier work – and it fits perfectly with some of the modern Japanese soul we've been stocking in our New Grooves section, especially work by Mondo Grosso. Lyrics are mostly in Portuguese, but the grooves are perfectly global in flavor. Titles include "Dez Mais Um Amor", "Ela Disse Sim", "Magica De Um Charlatao", "Joia De Magoa", "Outono No Rio", "Assim Assim", and the wonderful "A Tijuca Em Cinemascope", a complicated jazzy number that ends the record, and which sounds like some lost gem from MPS or Mark Murphy! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ed MottaManual Pratico Para Festas, Bailes e Afins Vol 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1997. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark record from Brazilian soul singer Ed Motta – the set that really got him the attention he deserved – and put him right up there in a soul music pantheon next to his famous uncle, the great Tim Maia! The set's not Ed's first, but it's the one where he really found his groove – channeling his love of 70s soul, fed by work as a famous record collector, into a more contemporary style that had Motta maybe hitting neo soul modes a bit before some singers in America! At this point, Ed's still singing in Portuguese, but already with a really universal sense of soul – on titles that include "Vendaval", "Fora Da Lei", "Daqui Pro Meier", "Luna E Sera", and "Dias De Paz". CD

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Sal NisticoHeavyweights ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ... $24.99
They sure got the title right on this one, as Sal's playing tenor in a quintet that features all heavyweights, and soul jazz heavyweights too, we might add! The combo features Nat Adderley on cornet, Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums – all of whom make Sal cook a lot more than usual, and who give the set an early 60s soul jazz groove. Titles include "Shoutin", "Mamblue", "Seconds Anyone", and "Heavyweights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing with deep groove – nice and clean! Vinyl has a small pressing bump on the first track, but is very nice overall. Cover has a small bit of spine splitting, but is nice.)

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PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi)Chocolate Kings (Manticore) ... LP
Manticore, 1975. Very Good ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Asylum pressing. Cover has a cutout noch, ring and edge wear, and a light stain on the top left corner.)

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Tiziano PopoliSull'Accordo Mimetico ... LP
Soave (Italy), Late 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 34.99
A sublime creation that was originally created for a sound installation on a street in Italy during a late 80s festival – music that seeks to draw out the noise of the street, and replace it with a warmer, more sensitive progression of music! Tiziano Popoli uses a range of Korg and Yamaha keyboards here – but in ways that are open, and much more tuned to the environment than any sort of internal direction of his own – maybe in the warmly organic spirit of some of our favorite Japanese minimalism of the time – mixed with these occasional sounds and noises that tie the larger, longer musical progression to its environment. Really beautiful stuff – and issued here commercially for the first time ever! LP, Vinyl record album

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Sexteto BorinquenSexteto Borinquen – El Autentico ... CD
Ansonia, Mid 60s. Used ... $11.99 16.99
Features vocals from Pompo and Mario Hernandez – on titles that include "Aqui Te Espero", "La Sitiera", "Dime Porque", "Te Llamo", and "Casate Casate". CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork.)

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Juan Bruno TarrazaPiano Romantico ... LP
Discuba, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99 6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing. Cover has light wear & aging.)

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Vicentico ValdesUna Aventura Con Vicentico Valdes (3CD set) ... CD
Golden Stars (Portugal), 1950s/1960s. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase, which has a small index sticker on the spine.)

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Fernandito VillalonaRomantico ... LP
Kubaney, 1988. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light waviness, with staining inside – due to moisture.)

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War & Eric BurdonComplete Vinyl Collection (4LP multicolored vinyl pressing) (2022 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Rhino, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4LP (reissue)... On November 25, 2022
(Note: This item is not for sale online until 7:00am on Saturday, November 26. 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 25. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after 7:00am on November 26 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul Wertico TrioDon't Be Scared Anymore ... CD
Premonition, 2000. Used ... $3.99
John Moulder on guitar, Eric Hochberg on bass, guitar, and trumpet, and Paul Wertico on drums and percussion. CD

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VariousDreamboats & Petticoats – At The Hop! ... CD
Universal (UK), Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $8.99
Music from the Marcels, Ricky Nelson, Bobby Vee, Viscounts, Miracles, Del-Vikings, Roy Orbison, Drifters, Five Satins, Marv Johnson, Ad Libs, Emile Ford, Ritchie Valens, Eddie Cochran, Nutmegs, and more. 54 tracks total. CD

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VariousDreamboats & Petticoats – Summer Holidays ... CD
Universal (UK), Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Music from the Beach Boys, Chordettes, Chantays, Billy Fury, Chiffons, Connie Francis, Patti Page, Billy Stewart, the Tymes, Del Shannon, Jan & Dean, Harpers Bizarre, and Chuck Berry. 52 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Derek Bailey, Pat Metheny, Gregg Bendian & Paul WerticoSign Of 4 – Statement Of The Case/Science Of Deduction/Balance Of Probability (3CD set) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1996. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Derek Bailey and Pat Metheny on guitar, Gregg Bendian and Paul Wertico on drums and vibraphone. CD
(Out of print. Please note that the artwork has some wear and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Sammy NesticoNight Flight (plus bonus tracks from Dark Orchid) ... CD
Sea Breeze, Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nestico plays with big band, with featured soloists including Eugene Amaro, Ed Bickert, Guido Basso, Jimmy Dale, Dave Young, Jerry Toth, Dave Woods, Ian McDougall, Jerry Johnson, and Bruce Harvey. CD

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✨✧ Vandermark 5Simpatico ... CD
Atavistic, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The intensity of this group keeps on growing with each release – and this one is a blinding array of influences, tributes, and incredibly tight musicianship. The recording differs from earlier ones in that it's got a strongly pronounced guitar, played by Jeb Bishop, who also doubles on trombone. Vandermark is flawless, as usual, and his reed work alone is worth the price of admission. And with tracks dedicated to the likes of Glen Spearmann, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, John Carter, and Curtis Counce – how could you miss? CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Vicentico ValdesEl Estilo De Vicentico Valdes ... LP
Seeco, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Mostly boleros, but the set does feature the more lively "Mi Son Tropical". Backings are by Rene Hernandez. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Vinyl has a short click during "Sin Reciprocidad". Cover has light wear, tape on top seam, name in marker on the back.)

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✨✧ Paul WerticoStereo Nucleosis ... CD
A440 Music Group, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Paul Wertico on drums, percussion, and hand claps, John Moulder on acoustic, electric, and synth guitar, Brian Peters on violin, electric guitar, and electric bass, Eric Hochberg on acoustic bass, trumpet, and vocals, Barbara Wertico on keyboards and hand claps, and Talia Wertico and Rocky on vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tim MaiaRomantico ... CD
Gala (Brazil), 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, 1998 pressing.)

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✨✧ Mariano MoresMelodias En Noche Con Mariano Mores Y Su Sexteto Romantico Vol 10 ... LP
Odeon (Argentina), 1960s. Good ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a number of light marks and plays with some crackle and the occasional pop. Cover has some wear and aging, split seams, and is lightly bent at the front panel.)

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✨✧ Silverio PessoaCabeca Eletrica – Coracao Acustico ... CD
Casa De Farinha (Brazil), 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Count BasieBasie Big Band (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Pablo, 1975. Used ... $9.99
The Basie band is plenty big here – but never too much so to lose their confident swing of earlier years! The Count is still firmly at the helm at the time of this recording – leading and playing keys with that spacious, stepping quality that makes a Basie number of the later years groove so nicely. But there's also some wonderfully complex patterns on the horns – new shadings and colorings that come through on the album's batch of all original tracks by Sam Nestico, whose presence in the group in the 70s really helped shape its sound. Sam's work here is every bit as valuable as Neal Hefti's in the 50s – and tunes like "Front Burner", "Freckle Face", "Orange Sherbert", "Soft As Velvet", and "Midnight Freight" push the group far past the cliches they might have fallen into during these later years! CD
(2001 pressing. Include slipcase.)
Also available Basie Big Band (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Count BasieBasie Big Band (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pablo (Japan), 1975. Used ... $14.99 19.99
The Basie band is plenty big here – but never too much so to lose their confident swing of earlier years! The Count is still firmly at the helm at the time of this recording – leading and playing keys with that spacious, stepping quality that makes a Basie number of the later years groove so nicely. But there's also some wonderfully complex patterns on the horns – new shadings and colorings that come through on the album's batch of all original tracks by Sam Nestico, whose presence in the group in the 70s really helped shape its sound. Sam's work here is every bit as valuable as Neal Hefti's in the 50s – and tunes like "Front Burner", "Freckle Face", "Orange Sherbert", "Soft As Velvet", and "Midnight Freight" push the group far past the cliches they might have fallen into during these later years! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)
Also available Basie Big Band (20 bit remaster) ... CD 9.99

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Elizeth CardosoElizeth Cardoso/Zimbo Trio/Jacob Do Bandolim – Vol 2 ... LP
Museu Da Imagem (Brazil), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Brazilian diva Elizeth Cardoso lays down a number of tracks recorded either with the Zimbo Trio, or with Jacob Do Bandolim. The Zimbo tracks have a nice bossa feel, and the titles include "Tempo Feliz", "Carolina", "Chega De Saudade", "Ate Amanha", and "Mundo Melhor". The cuts with Jacob Do Bandolim are a little more samba oriented, but have a nice groove. Those cuts include "Moites Cariocas", "Feitico Da Vila", "and "Esta Chegando A Hora". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small rip on the opening, a name in pen, and light surface wear.)

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CongregacionViene ... CD
Musica & Entretenimiento (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A Chilean group with a really wonderful sound – one that mixes familiar folksy guitar and flute with some larger string arrangements – in a style that's quite sublime, and which echoes strongly with the British acid folk generation! Lyrics are all in Spanish, but there's a timeless universality here that gets past any language barrier – an earthy feel that holds strongly throughout, and which unfolds with incredible beauty throughout the set. Titles include "Arrebol", "Mentes Prenadas De Amor", "Estrecha A Tu Hermano", "Fantastico", "Cosas Que Suceden", "Ecliptica", and "Tanto Parcelamiento". CD

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Larry CoryellTricycles ... CD
In & Out, 2004. Used ... $4.99 6.99
Larry Coryell on guitar, Mark Egan on bass, and Paul Wertico on drums. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Eumir DeodatoIdeias ... CD
Odeon/EMI (UK), 1964. Used ... $11.99 16.99
Early bossa magic from Deodato – cut years before his electric fusion albums in the 70s! This little gem shows Deodato to be quite the arranger – working in a small combo mode that mixes percussion, guitars, and horns with his own sweet piano and organ licks – grooving in a gentler, sparer sort of way than on his albums with the Os Catedraticos ensemble – and going for a really warm and wonderful sound! The album's got a feel that's different than a lot of other bossa albums from the time – at one level, a bit more sophisticated on the rhythms, but at another level, done with a style that's cleaner and more down to earth than the larger backings on other Brazilian sides. Tracks include "Samblues", "Nuvens", "Encanto Triste", "So Tinha De Ser Come Voce", and "Deus Brasileiro". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Dose OneG Is For Deep ... LP
Anticon, 2012. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke EllingtonNewport 1958 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Near Mint- ... $33.99 39.99
Duke Ellington at Newport and in the studio – in a set of tracks recorded both live and away from the concert – but with a really unified feel overall! Duke's group here is in fine fine form – with key late 50s players who include Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, and Cootie Williams, Clark Terry, and Cat Anderson on trumpets – plus a guest appearance by Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax! A few tunes stretch out nicely with that mix of complicated modernism and all-out swing that Duke was bringing to the table at the time – and although initially aimed at the popular festival crowd of the time, the album's got more than enough depth to please fans of his other 50s classics on Columbia. Titles include "Juniflip", "El Gato", "Just Scratchin The Surface", "Princes Blue", "Multicolored Blue", "Happy Reunion", and "Jazz Festival Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, bent corner at the top left, and a small split in the bottom seam.)

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Emerson Lake & PalmerBrain Salad Surgery ... LP
Manticore, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Manticore pressing in the fold-out cover, with light wear and a small peel spot. Includes the poster!)
Also available Brain Salad Surgery ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Lord Astor (Astor Silva)Lord Astor E Danca ... LP
Imperial, 1961. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Lord Astor is Astor Silva, the Brazilian trombone player who grooved hard on bossa sessions like the famous Os Ipanemas record. This one's from a few years before than one, and has Astor leading a tight group through some jazzy samba tunes with an upbeat dancing style. The best tracks feature strong instrumental solos on trombone and alto sax – almost in a mode that would be taken up by bossa jazz groups a few years later – and the harder percussion brings a nice edge to the session that you wouldn't expect. Titles include "Oh Carol", "Fita Amareca", "A Noite Do Meu Bem", "Feitico Da Vila", and "The Diary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, still in plastic outer sleeve!)

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MaranataMaranata ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Sweet 70s grooving from South America – the only album ever recorded by this great little group from Uruguay! The set was done at the end of the 70s, but it's got a style that recalls the best electric work from the US and UK at the start of the decade – sort of a blend of funky easy, jazzy instrumentals, and some of the hipper styles of the sound library scene! There's a sweetness to many of the tunes, to be sure – but they've also got a snapping rhythm that's mighty nice, and plenty of great bits on guitar, keyboards, and just a hint of funky flute and sax – plus some occasional Latin rhythms that change things up nicely. The overall sound almost reminds us of some of those early 70s Brazilian groups that would offer up their take on a European instrumental groove – such as Super Erotico – but the end result is also a bit more funky too! Titles include the great originals "El Ladron" and "Maranata" – plus versions of "Charlies Angels", "Song For My Father", "Carly Carola", and "Primal Scream". CD

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✨✧ Maysa (Maysa Leak)Metamorphosis ... CD
Shanachie, 2008. Used ... $7.99
Maysa Leak's a singer we never tire of hearing – a vocalist who's worked out a subtle, soulful set of classics over the past decade or two – working often with Incognito, and also sounding equally great on her own! Maysa's got a sound that draws on years of older soul music – 70s modern, 80s club, and some of the best revival modes of the 90s – all put together here with a warmly seductive feel, but one that's free from some of the too-easy tricks that often hold back the younger generation. There's a perfect sense of balance on these tunes – solid, confident vocals, but also kept away from commercial territory too – produced wonderfully by Red Rideout, Chris Davis, and Angela Johnson – the last of whom also guests on the record too. The vocals alone are worth the price of admission, but the whole thing's wonderful throughout – possibly the best in years from Maysa, and that's really saying a lot! Titles include "My Destiny", "I Need A Man", "Never Really Ever", "Simpatico", "Walk Away", "Love So True", "Grateful", "A Conversation With The Universe", and "Happy Feelings". CD

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Mecanica PopularBaku 1922 ... LP
Grabaciones Accidentales/Wah Wah (Spain), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A real gem on the Grabaciones Accidentales label – home to some of the most creative, inventive electronic music of the late 80s – especially for some of the Spanish artists that got their exposure on the imprint! This album's a wonderful testament to all that was allowed by new electronic developments at the time – particularly the way to capture a sound and transform it, served up here in a mix of programs and live instrumentation that provide a wonderfully dark palette of sounds! Tunes are nicely abstract at most moments – no set rhythms, and very little in the way of melody – yet there's also an inherent structure to many of the numbers that reminds us of the way that Asmus Tietchens might handle similar space. Titles include "Visibilidad Cero", "Viajar Recodar", "Daguerrotipo", "Baku 1922", "Conceptos Basicos", and "Rueda Viviente Que Pasea Con Espectador Automatico". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Don MenzaHip Pocket ... LP
PAJ, 1982. Near Mint- ... $7.99
With Sal Nistico on tenor, Sam Noto on trumpet and flugelhorn, Frank Strazzeri on piano, Andrew Simpkins on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ennio MorriconeMaddalena (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1971. New Copy ... $20.99 29.99
A real standout in Ennio Morricone's roster of great work from the time – a record with all the best elements in place – including vocals by Edda Dell'Orso and orchestrations by Bruno Nicolai – but an overall format that's a bit different than usual! Most of the tracks here are quite long – a few stretching out almost to 10 minutes, in a real change from the shorter snippets of the usual Morricone soundtracks of the period. And while the music is often sweetly beautiful, in the best Mondo Morricone mode, the longer tracks allow the maestro to explore the themes even more deeply – serving up an incredibly haunting blend of voice, woodwinds, and some great electric harpsichord – all blended perfectly together! Titles include "Chi Mai", "Come Maddalena", "Una Donna Da Ricordare", "Pazzia In Cielo", and "Erotico Mistico" – plus bonus tracks including French, Italian & English vocal versions of "Chi Mai", a 12 inch disco version of "Come Maddalena" and much more. CD

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OlodumFilhos Do Sol ... CD
Continental (Brazil), 1994. Used ... $4.99
A big one from their classic 90s run – with titles that include "Samba Rap", "Hora H", "Estrada Da Paixao", "Poetico Olodum", "Desce E Sobe", "Careta Feia", "Furacao", and "Girassol". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Orchestra HarlowSalsa ... LP
Fania, 1974. Near Mint- ... $44.99
Orchestra Harlow were already at the top of their game by the time of this classic early 70s album – yet they also managed to leap forward strongly too – both embracing and lending a name to the growing salsa movement of the time! The streetwise sounds that Harlow created in the 60s were a key force in taking older Latin styles and giving them a new sort of youthful pride and energy – to a point where Larry also feels more than comfortable to reach back and grab some older sounds as well, blending them in a really compelling mix of roots and new ideas! A key element of the old school is the album's use of tres by Harry Vigiano – who rings out with a Cuban current on his instrument, while the rest of the group hits some warmer New York and Puerto Rican tones. Larry's piano holds the whole thing together strongly – and Yayo El Indio and Adalberto Santiago join Junior Gonzalez on vocals on many tracks, making for a fuller, festive sound that really earns the "salsa" in the title. Titles include "Wampo", "No Hay Amigo", "Popo Pa'Mi", "Silencio", and "Sueltame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Orquesta AragonJa Ja Pacha ... LP
Discuba, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99 29.99
Sweet pachanga grooves from Orquesta Aragon – and a set that's a lot more stripped down than some of their material from the 50s! There's still a few echoes of the cha cha groove here, but the overall approach is definitely in keeping with the image on the cover – light flute lines that skip around wonderfully, carving out a groove with a jazzy sensibility – with some great support from violin and percussion! Most numbers have vocals, but the flute gets plenty of lead space too – and titles include "Gladys", "No Quiero Lios", "La Fruta Ja Ja", "Solamente Tu", "Solo De Ti", "Heriste Mi Corazon", and "La Criticona". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black and silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, aging and some staining from moisture along the bottom seam.)

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Os BrazoesOs Brazoes (orange splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 32.99
A tripped-out batch of tracks from Brazil! These guys mix together a bit of funk, a bit of psych, and touches of Jorge Ben-like soul – into a blend that's really groovy all the way through, and which will be sure to please any fan of the Samba Soul groove! Jorge Ben's influence is all over the set – filtered through some garagey production that makes the tracks sound rawer than any of Ben's own work, and which give the guitars a nice fuzzed out edge. The whole thing's almost psychedelic at times, but has a fair bit of soul as well – and titles include "Gotham City", "Que Maravilha", "Carolina, Carol Bela", "Modulo Lunar", "Volkswagen Blue", "Feitico", "Espiral", and "Momento B/8". LP, Vinyl record album

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PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi)World Became The World ... LP
Manticore, 1974. Very Good- ... $4.99
The record's got an evocative title and cover – and an evocative sound to match – that heavenly version of prog that made PFM one of the few groups who could both be jamming and sensitive at the same time – often within the space of a single song on the record! The group's in their classic lineup here – awash in flute, guitar, violin, and keyboards – on songs that include a number of songs with help from Peter Sinfield – who maybe adds in some of the gentle lyricism he brought to his work with King Crimson. Titles include "The Mountain", "Have Your Cake & Beat It", "Just Look Away", "Four Holes In The Ground", and "Is My Face On Straight". LP, Vinyl record album
(US Manticore pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has a heated edge that plays with some surface noise and a mark that clicks on the title track. Cover has ringwear, edge wear, partially unglued bottom seam, and some ringstains in back.)

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Picchio Dal PozzoPicchio Dal Pozzo (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Grog/Goodfellas (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.99
A 70s prog session from the Italian scene, but one that's very different than work that came a few years before – maybe a bit more open, a lot more jazz-based, and definitely not tied as much to the styles coming out of the UK scene! The group have a great way of mixing intense moments with an easier-going flow – lots of superb keyboards, warm harmony vocals at points, and even some surprisingly nice use of percussion as well! Titles include "Merta", "Napier", "La Floricultura Di Tschincinnata", "Off", "La Bolla", "Bofonchia", and the longer "Cocomelastico" suite. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Picchio Dal Pozzo (Japanese paper sleeve edition – SHMCD) ... CD 43.99

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Picchio Dal PozzoPicchio Dal Pozzo (Japanese paper sleeve edition – SHMCD) ... CD
Grog/Belle Antique (Japan), 1976. Used ... $43.99
A 70s prog session from the Italian scene, but one that's very different than work that came a few years before – maybe a bit more open, a lot more jazz-based, and definitely not tied as much to the styles coming out of the UK scene! The group have a great way of mixing intense moments with an easier-going flow – lots of superb keyboards, warm harmony vocals at points, and even some surprisingly nice use of percussion as well! Titles include "Merta", "Napier", "La Floricultura Di Tschincinnata", "Off", "La Bolla", "Bofonchia", and the longer "Cocomelastico" suite. CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing. Includes obi.)
Also available Picchio Dal Pozzo (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 19.99

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Buddy Rich/Lionel HamptonTransition ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A mixed bag of work from Buddy and Hamp – part straight jazz, and part sweet electric funk! The first two-thirds of the album features Rich and Hampton with Terry Wilson on piano, Zoot Sims on tenor, and George Duvivier on bass – grooving hard in that open-ended way of some of Hampton's small group dates for Verve from the early 50s, on titles that include "Avalon", "Ring Dem Bells", "Ham Hock Blues", and "Air Mail Special". The last third of the album features a larger group – still with Rich and Hampton, but also with some keyboards from Kenny Barron, plus tenor by Sal Nistico and guitar from Jack Wilson. The vibe on these tracks is a bit more 70s-styled – with some of the soaring electric modes you might expect from Groove Merchant! Titles include "EG" and "Fum" – both great funky numbers! LP, Vinyl record album

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Tito RodriguezTito Rodriguez & His Orchestra In Puerto Azul, Venezuela ... LP
Raiz, 1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the many famous sessions in which Tito's successful 60s group was transported to various points in the South and Central American Latin touring circuit. The sound is very classic, with tight playing by Tito's best group – and nice tracks like "Charanga Con Bossa Nova", "En Puerto Azul", "El Criticon", "El Trompo", and "Alma Llanera". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing. Cover has light wear & staining on bottom corner, due to moisture.)

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✨✧ Michael SmithLuminescence ... LP
SHMO, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Personnel include Larry Luchowski on piano, Larry Gray on bass, Paul Wertico on drums, and Jerry Di Muzio on sax. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on one corner, but looks great overall.)

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Stan TraceyEarly Works (The Bracknell Connection/Salisbury Suite) ... CD
Resteamed (UK), 1976/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
Not the earliest work of pianist Stan Tracey – but two wonderful albums from the 70s, both of which show his mighty talents in the space of a larger group! The Bracknell Connection is one of the greatest post-Landsdowne recordings by British pianist Stan Tracey – a killer large group session that's cut in the best tradition of his best 60s work! Unlike some of Tracey's other 70s sides, which can get a bit too free, this one still has a tight, sharp jazz focus – one that makes Tracey's off-beat playing sound far better than it does in a structure-less setting. The other players in the group are all quite strong too – and soloists include Harry Beckett on trumpet, Peter King on alto, and Art Themin on tenor and soprano. Titles include "Timespring", "Cuddly", and "Agitato Sympatico". Also features a previously unissued track – "Chiffik". Salisbury Suite is another great octet session from Tracey – one that's strongly graced by his tremendous work on piano – forceful, angular, and modern – yet without any of the excesses of some of his solo or trio work of the time! Tracey really seems to come into his own in a larger group recording – keeping his cool enough as a leader, and really setting the tone for the other players – pushing them into hip formation, but always getting them to swing as well. Players include Art Themen on tenor and soprano, Don Weller on tenor, Jeff Daly on alto, Harry Beckett on trumpet, and Malcolm Griffiths on trombone – and titles include "Peg Leg Bates", "Miff", and "Ballad For St Ed". CD

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Marcos ValleEssential Marcos Valle Vol 1 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. Used ... $9.99 14.99
An amazing compilation of the genius work of Brazilian composer/arranger/singer Marcos Valle! Valle originally started out by writing some of the biggest hits of the bossa era, but as time and the sixties wore on, he got waaaaay out in his approach to the music, and really began experimenting with a lot of crazy funky and electronic sounds, in this mad baroque way that we'd rank up there with the best groundbreaking work in MPB. Most of his best material's been out of print for years, and this extremely well-selected set gives you a rare chance to hear some of his greatest moments. This record is totally great, and will leave your jaw dropping in awe at such cuts as "Freio Aerodinamico", "Proton Electron Neutron","Mentira", "Nao Tem Nada Nao", "Democustico", and "Terra De Ninguem". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sarah Vaughan & The Count Basie OrchestraSend In The Clowns – Sarah Vaughan & The Count Basie Orchestra (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Pablo, 1981. Used ... $6.99
Sarah Vaughan is working here with the Count Basie orchestra – but in a way that's still relatively relaxed, and very much in keeping with her best modes of the Pablo years! There's less of the Basie bombast than you might expect on the record – and the group, arranged and conducted by Sam Nestico, leave plenty of room for Vaughan to step out in that warmly flowing vocal style that characterized her best later albums. Most numbers build slowly – with Sarah's vocals leading the cues, and the band glowing in the background to color things in before taking off – and titles include "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues", "Just Friends", "Ill Wind", "If You Could See Me Now", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", "Indian Summer", and "When Your Lover Has Gone". CD

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Vega TrailsTremors In The Static ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $24.99 28.99
Both artists here are ones you might know from other UK jazz projects – bassist Milo Fitzpatrick hails from Portico Quartet and saxophonist Jordan Smart is part of Mammal Hands – and together, they work in these spare duets that are really beautiful, and often very different than their previous recordings! There's a nice sense of space in both the way the bass and sax are recorded – so that the larger sound of the production wraps their sounds together nicely – almost an ECM sense of space, but without the coldness that label always seems to have – which makes for a key difference here in the way things come across. Titles include "Train To Kyoto", "Spiral Slow", "New Planet", "Epic Dream", "Red Moon Rising", and "Thoughts Shifting". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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