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Pieces Of A ManMade In Pieces ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
You've gotta love a band who names themselves after a Gil Scott Heron album – even if their approach is somewhat different than the legendary records by the man himself! Pieces Of A Man hail from London, and are wonderfully soulful overall – but they also work in a pastiche-oriented style hinted at by the cover – grabbing elements of earlier modes, pulling them apart, and recombining them in a very contemporary sound – one that uses jazzy horns, keyboards, and layered vocals in a really great way – rising, moving, and righteously stepping forward with a real sense of power – and a quality that definitely sets the group apart from the rest. Amp Fiddler joins the group on a remake of the Scott-Heron tune "Lady Day & John Coltrane" – and other titles include "Easier", "Listen", "Running", "Grits", "Climb Down", "Drifting", and "Nothing To Lose (part 1)". CD

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✨✧ QuanticAtlantic Oscillations ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (pic cover)... $21.99 22.99
A masterpiece from Will "Quantic" Holland – an artist who always surprises us with new sounds, but really blows us away with the depth in this set! Quantic started out groovy, then got funky and soulful, then embraced a range of Latin cultures in later work – and throughout that long musical journey, he's never failed to keep on growing – always stepping forward towards new sonic horizons, rather than be content to serve up the same sounds that got him attention in the first place! Subtle strings are added to beats (both acoustic and electric), keyboards, and just the right use of vocals from Nidia Gongora, Alice Russell, Denita Odigie, and Holland himself – so that the album's got this balance between instrumental activity and lyrical passages – the shifting voices never taking the spotlight away from the larger musical vision that Quantic uses to guide the whole proceedings. Sly5thAve also adds in some great work – and titles include "Tierra Mama", "Incendium", "Divergence", "Is it Your Intention", "La Reflexion", "Orquidea", "September Blues", and "Now Or Never". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Quantic Soul OrchestraPushin On ... CD
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... $8.99
If drums were enough to make us love a record, we'd love this one to death – but it's also got a heck of a lot more to offer! Quantic Soul Orchestra return with a smashing second set – one that's even tighter and funkier than the first one – with a sound that really bridges both sides of the Quantic camp! The first go-round, the classic style of Quantic Soul were kind of an experiment – one that got back to older forms of funk from the more electronic studio style of the Quantic releases. But by the time of this set, the Soul Orchestra format is very firmly in place – and instrumentally, the group are at the top of their game – coming across with a blisteringly live blast of guitars, horns, and drums that crackle with energy from the very first note! The strength of the set cannot be understated – as the group have really got their whole game totally down pat for this set – a tight, kinetic, highly frenetic approach to older deep funk modes – and one that's not just rehashing a 70s groove, but finding more than enough space for funk in the 21st Century! Alice Russell sings some great vocals on 5 of the album's 11 tracks, and the rest are all hard-smoking instrumentals. Titles include "Pushin On", "Introducing The Quantic Soul Orchestra", "The Conspirator", "Get A Move On", "End Of The Road", "That Goose On My Grave", "Feeling Good", "Hold On Tight", and "Paintings & Journeys". CD
(Out of print.)

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Quantic Soul OrchestraStampede ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2003. Used ... $5.99
A landmark album – one that has the beat-heavy Quantic transform into the Quantic Soul Orchestra, for a stunning deep funk performance! The record sounds like nothing Quantic have done in the past – and shares a sound with work from the Soul Fire/Daptone underground, with a tight blend of hard drums, fast-riffing guitar, and all-solid 70s funky grooves. The one element that we would say the record shares with Quantic is a real talent for picking up neat instrumental twists – like the odd flute fill, string wash, or off-kilter drum sound – all of which make for a record that really opens up the genre of deep funk, and makes for one of the freshest releases we've heard of its type in a while! Includes a great deep funk cover of 4 Hero's "Hold It Down", plus the tracks "Terrapin", "Something That's Real", "South Coastin", "Stampede", "Raw Ingredients", "Babarabatiri", and "Take Your Time Change Your Mind". CD

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TM JukeForward ... CD
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2006. Used ... $0.99
Forward, indeed – this this a big step up and some of the best work yet from TM Juke – his debut for Ubiquity! On Forward, the crafty producer/arranger/DJ, pushes the laptop bits and broken beats a little further out to the fringes – and focuses on the richer soul approach we love from his work with Alice Russell! The sound incorporates bits of spacey jazz, electro funk, and hip hop era thump – beat based but percolating sweetly under the vocals the rich aural tapestry! He brings out some great guest vocalists for the groovier soul sounding tunes – including Kinny of Kinny & Horne, Tru Thoughts compatriot Alice Russell, Elmore Judd and others – and the instrumental cuts are just as groovy! "Damn" feat Kinny, "Come Away" feat Sophie Faricy, "Bee's On Mars", "Arrggh!", "Skin" feat Naim, "So Good" feat Alice Russell, "Lady Garden", "Electric Chair" feat Elmore Judd, "Grounded In Fargo", "Life, Rain, Fall" and "Pencils For Dolphins". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ego Ella MaySo Far (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A British singer with a wonderfully fluid feel – a voice that slides right into a tune, wraps around the keyboards and other instrumentation, and picks up this special sort of glow along the way! The album's very heavy on Fender Rhodes, which are almost a second sort of voice on the record alongside Ego Ella's lead – this great grounding in organic modes that allows some of the spacier touches of the production to take off in a nice way, yet all without knocking the warmly soulful spirit of the music off course. On some numbers, May has this crispy charm that especially wins us over – and titles include "Come On", "Underwater", "Tea & Sympathy", "How Far", "Head", "Rush Hour Crush", and "Being Loved". CD features two bonus tracks – "Waiting" and "Pay My Bills". CD

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✨✧ QuanticAtlantic Oscillations ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A masterpiece from Will "Quantic" Holland – an artist who always surprises us with new sounds, but really blows us away with the depth in this set! Quantic started out groovy, then got funky and soulful, then embraced a range of Latin cultures in later work – and throughout that long musical journey, he's never failed to keep on growing – always stepping forward towards new sonic horizons, rather than be content to serve up the same sounds that got him attention in the first place! Subtle strings are added to beats (both acoustic and electric), keyboards, and just the right use of vocals from Nidia Gongora, Alice Russell, Denita Odigie, and Holland himself – so that the album's got this balance between instrumental activity and lyrical passages – the shifting voices never taking the spotlight away from the larger musical vision that Quantic uses to guide the whole proceedings. Sly5thAve also adds in some great work – and titles include "Tierra Mama", "Incendium", "Divergence", "Is it Your Intention", "La Reflexion", "Orquidea", "September Blues", and "Now Or Never". CD
Also available Atlantic Oscillations ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ J FelixWhole Again Hooligan (with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A mighty nice second set from J Felix – even tighter, sharper, and funkier than his first – and done with a great blend of old school instrumentation and warmly cosmic energy! The keyboards are often in the lead – over basslines and rhythms that have plenty of 80s boogie in the mix – but the real charm of the set might be the vocals, which are served up by a quartet of different singers – each on a few tracks of their own, and really helping give the grooves a great sense of focus! Vocals are by Afua, Andrew Ashong, Emeson, and Jerry Clavier – on titles that include "Mind Up", "Future", "Good Ol Love", "I Remember", "Take Me To The Gutter", "Choppa Fiesta", "Check", and "Whole Again Hooligan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Bryony Jarman-PintoCage & Aviary ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Very cool work from Bryony Jarman-Pinto – a singer who's way more than just a singer – partly because she often uses the studio to harmonize alongside herself, which brings a very hip vibe to her sound! Bryony's maybe tied most strongly to jazz, but there's a heck of a lot going on here too – straighter soul lyrics overall, often with a vibe that's personal and positive – given a kick by skittish drums, unusual keyboard lines, light colors from acoustic guitar, and some guest sax lines from Ben Watt! The lead vocal often has this inflection that emphasizes some jazz roots, even though the music is never straight jazz at all – and there's a very special, very compelling quality to the record that makes us think we'll be hearing a lot more from Bryony in years to come. Titles include "Threads", "Sour Face", "All About Life", "Sun Kissed", "Sweet Sweet", "As I've Heard", "Saffron Yellow", and "Day Dream". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nostalgia 77Journey Too Far (LP & 7" single) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2014. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Always-wonderful sounds from Nostalgia 77 – a group who keep on evolving and developing their sublime style over the years! This time around, they're a bit more song-based than before – instrumentation that still has some of the warmer, spiritual jazz touches of previous releases – but often more in service to some very strong lead lyrics – sung by Josa Peit and Jeb Loy Nichols, who each get a number of tracks here on their own. Benedic Lambdin wrote, arranged, and played guitar on the set – and the album also features lots of nice Hammond and keyboards, trumpet, reeds, bass, and drums. The vocals bring a soulful quality to the music we haven't heard this strongly before from Nostalgia 77 – and titles include "What Do You Know", "Don't Run", "Crescent City", "Medicine Chest", "One", "Like Dark To Light", and "An Angel With No Halo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Quantic Presents Flowering InfernoDeath Of The Revolution ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tropical funk percussion, dubby rhythms, and reggae inspired grooves from Will Holland, aka Quantic – his debut full length as Flowering Inferno – and a step deeper from one of the busiest soulful soundscape architects alive! The muse this time out is 70s Latin, dub and soulful reggae, bred seamlessly with Quantic's trademark blend of organic instrumentation and programmed beatcraft – and it's quite wonderful! As prolific as Will is, it's pretty amazing that he never loses the plot – and delivers truly soulful sounds in whatever thematic territory he's into – and it sure doesn't hurt that he finds such incredible players to flesh out the sound and bring the work to life. The record was made in Colombia, and it sounds like it – with Holland on guitar, bass, accordion, keys, guacharaca and gaita – with additional players on congas, bell, double bass, drums and piano, and occasional vocals. Tracks include "Death Of The Revolution", "Mi Chocolatina", "Make Dub Not War", "Cuidad Del Swing", "West Bound Train", "Alegria En Bella Vista", "Dub Del Pacifico" (one of the few vocal tunes, and really sweet female lead) , "Cuidad Del Swing (Version), "Juanita Bonita" and more. CD

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✨✧ Mark De Clive-LoweRenegades ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mark De Clive-Lowe is back, and more brilliant than ever – working here on a set that's overflowing with superstar talent, and which cooks even more than some of his previous albums! All the grooves we've always loved from Mark are firmly in place – the wicked beats, cosmic rhythms, and spacious keyboards – but there's also a nice new focus too, one that brings in a lot deeper soul to most tunes – thanks in part to vocals from an array of guests who include Omar, Nia Andrews, Tawiah, Ovasoul7, Bembe Segue, Sheila E, and Sandra Nkake! The album's stuffed with tuneful numbers – more great singles than most other artists would hope for in a single album – and Mark still keeps things a bit cosmic at points too, with some great space jazz keyboards. Titles include "Get Started", "Under Orders", "The Why", "Everything", "Emergency", "Alabi", "Push", and "Hooligan". CD

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✨✧ HintDaily Intake ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Hot 8 Brass BandWhat's My Name? (Rock With The Hot 8)/Fly Away/I Got You ... 12-inch
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2007. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A wicked little remake of the Snoop Dogg tune – one that takes the track into firmly acoustic, heavily brassy territory as the theme for the Hot 8 Brass Band! As with all their other work, the sound here is really tremendous – light years from any brass band cliches you might have – with a tightly stepping groove that's pretty funky too! "Fly Away" is slightly more traditional, but still pretty hip – and "I Got You" is plenty funk-based too! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Natural SelfMy Heart Beats Like A Drum ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warm and percolating atmospherics from Natural Self – on a set that's appropriately titled, as we've always felt he's got more resonantly glowing humanity in his instrumental soundscapes than most of his peers – and this set may be his best yet! The rhythms have a bit of weight, with things fuzzed out electronics, deep bass tones, and synths mixed with things like handclaps, trumpet, sax and guitar – and on a couple standout tunes, vocals by Elodie Rama – giving it some fresh livelieness and setting it apart from the pack of instrumental beatcrafters out there! Includes "The Shock You Heard", "Days Get Brighter", "Every Day", "Believer", "Midnight Sun" feat Elodie Rama, "Even Planets Get Lonely", "Our Lives Are Like Waveforms, Changing Through Time", "The Origin" and more. CD
 
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Art FarmerYesterday's Thoughts (Japanese pressing) ... LP
East Wind (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Sublime work from trumpeter Art Farmer – and a key document of the way that he continued to develop his sound in the 70s! Farmer's at the height of his powers here – working in a soulful quartet with Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins – just setting up these beautiful little solos that seem to float out effortlessly from his golden horn. The gentle emotion and light swing of the album give it the surprisingly emotional pull of a sad San Francisco afternoon – as the sun shines brightly, but a strange chill interrupts any easy dreaming that might take place. Includes sublime versions of "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "How Insensitive", "Firm Roots", and Benny Golson's "Yesterday's Thoughts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear.)

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VariousPakistan – Folk & Pop Instrumentals 1966 to 1976 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
A wonderful batch of instrumental folk & pop sounds from 60s & 70s Pakistan – with more than a little bit of garage rock, surf pop, mod and beat influences – all anchored by regional folk sounds, strings and melodies! It was a fertile time in Pakistan for an influx of western styles to fuse with Middle Eastern tradition – electric guitars, sitars and woozy organs meld beautifully – making music that's groovy and fun while still feeling natural to the time and place. Includes tracks by The Panthers, The Mods, The Bugs, The Abstracts, The Fore Thoughts, The Blue Birds and more. Titles include "Malkaus" by The Panthers, "Spring Dance" by The Mods, "Aay Jays Theme" by The Aay Jays, "Pyar Ki Ik" by Nisar Bazmi, "Garba Dance" by The Mods, "The Khyber Twist" by Sohail Rana and more. Sublime sounds on Sublime Frequencies! CD

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✨✧ Art FarmerYesterday's Thoughts ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime work from trumpeter Art Farmer – and a key document of the way that he continued to develop his sound in the 70s! Farmer's at the height of his powers here – working in a soulful quartet with Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins – just setting up these beautiful little solos that seem to float out effortlessly from his golden horn. The gentle emotion and light swing of the album give it the surprisingly emotional pull of a sad San Francisco afternoon – as the sun shines brightly, but a strange chill interrupts any easy dreaming that might take place. Includes sublime versions of "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "How Insensitive", "Firm Roots", and Benny Golson's "Yesterday's Thoughts". CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000!)
Also available Yesterday's Thoughts (Japanese pressing) ... LP 34.99

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Dexter & Brenk X Fid MellaHi Hat Club Vols 3 & 4 – Jazz Files/Chop Shop ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2010. Used ... $13.99
Volumes 3 & 4 in the Hi Hat Club series of Melting Pot hip hop instrumentals – the profoundly jazz centered Jazz Files set from Dexter and the Chop Shop from Brenk X Fid Mella – on a single CD! The artist at the center of the first 18 tracks on the CD is German producer & MC Dexter – crafting beats pay homage to blueprint jazzy hip hop beat geniuses like Premier this generation's jazz cognizant producers like Madlib as well as the jazz greats like Ahmad Jamal, Yusef Lateef and others. Titles include "The Future", "Piano", "One For Yusef", "Heavy Horns", "Spaceways". "Astro Thoughts", "WR Anybody", "Raw Jazz", "Sounds Great Les", "Swing Is A Must", "Sonny Ray", "Deep In The Juju" and more. Tracks 18-29 are produced by Vienna's Brenk – a far reaching producer mining old school soul sounds, raw psychedelic funk, eerie atmospheric keys and terse vocal samples. Titles include "Don't Fight It", Cannibal Love", "Anutha Journey", "Crum Break", "Ole Woam" and more. Fellow Vienna producer Mella does his thing on the remaining tracks – an unpredictable mix of funky drums and spacey atmospherics, all with nicely raw edge. Titles include "Ready", "The Game", "Worms", "Amateurs", "Ha Ha Ha Ha", "At The Chop Shop" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny FortuneWaves Of Dreams ... LP
A&M/Horizon, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A really wonderful album by Sonny Fortune – recorded for a major label, sure, but with the soulful depth of some of his earlier work for the indies! Sonny's on alto, flute, and soprano sax – and also plays a bit of percussion and some slight mini moog – not too much, as the session only has slight electric touches, but mixed with additional Fender Rhodes from Michael Cochrane, which gives the record a shimmering finish that helps take Fortune's reed solos up to the heavens! Other players include Charles Sullivan on trumpet, Buster Williams on bass, and Chip Lyle on drums – and tracks include "In Waves Of Dreams", "A Space In Time", "Thoughts", "Revelation", and "Seeing Beyond The Obvious". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dick GregoryIn Living Black & White ... LP
Colpix, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Sharp-edged wit from a young Dick Gregory – and the kind of record that easily set the standard for countless comics to come! The tracks here are mostly free-form – still structured into a few routines, but also pretty easygoing and open – with more of the openly rapping sort of approach also used by Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl at the time. Gregory's certainly got all the politics of the latter, focused into his own unique perspective – one that was a key force of change in the Civil Rights era. Titles include "The Congo Daily Tribune", "Comedians Of The 60s", "Thoughts On Outer Space", and "Not Poor Just Busted". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Low Budget Hi Fi Music from Madlib – the eleventh entry in his epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – 28 tracks of hip hop unofficially dubbed the Dirty Demos! The set feature sample enriched instrumentals by Madlib as Loop Digga and collaborations with Strong Arm Steady, J Rocc, Madlib & Oh No as The Professionals, Guity Simpson, AG & Frank Nitt. It's great stuff, natch – finding Madlib in a straighter hip hop mode production wise – but straighter Madlib production has unexpected twists and turns! Loads of funky samples, some recognizable others otherworldly – and beats that range from dusty funk to dramatically soulful. Includes "The Sound Of Champions" (inst), "Charlie Hustle" by Strong Arm Steady, "Sam", "Snakes 101" by MED, "Girls" by J Rocc, "Love/Hate" (inst), "The Adventurs Of Soul Bra And Docta Dick'em Pts 1 & 2", "Hold Up" by The Professionals, "Thoughts Of An Old Flame" by Guilty Simpson and others. CD

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Sounds Of LiberationUntitled – Columbia University 1973 ... LP
Dogtown, 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
A true treasure from this righteous Philly collective – a group who only issued one album in the 70s, and who finally double their catalog with the release of this rare performance from 1973! Sounds Of Liberation have this all-star lineup of musicians who did great work in Philadelphia and elsewhere – with Khan Jamal on vibes, Monette Sudler on guitar, and Omar Hill and Rashid Salim on percussion – working alongside some great work on flute and alto from Byard Lancaster, heavy bass from Billy Mills, and just the right touch of drums from Dwight James! The style here is maybe tighter, and occasionally more funky than on their one self-titled album – but the group also stretch out strongly too – hitting all the right spots in this forward-thinking blend of spiritual jazz modes, of the sort that would have made them a huge 70s ensemble, had they held on and found the right venue. Titles include the extended "New Horizon", plus "Badi", "Sweet Evil Mist", "Thoughts", and "Keno". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Albert AylerLive In Greenwich Village – The Complete Impulse Recordings ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential stuff! This 2 CD set includes the entirety of Albert Ayler's Live In Greenwich Village album – plus a huge amount of previously unreleased live material, played by the Ayler group in New York, during 1966 and 1967. Ayler's brother Don is on trumpet, and other players include Joel Freedman, George Steele, Bill Fowell, Beaver Harris, Sunny Murray, Alan Silva, and Henry Grimes. The tracks have the same intensity of Ayler's ESP work – and many tunes are quite long, very free and open. Titles include "Light In Darkness", "Divine Peacemaker", "Angels", "Omega Is The Alpha", "Universal Thoughts", "Change Has Come", "Infinite Spirit", and "Spiritual Rebirth". 14 tracks in all – and one of the most important slices of Ayler's career! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ HiroshimaThird Generation/Another Place/Go ... CD
Epic/BGO (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A trio of albums from Hiroshima – collected together in one 2CD set! First up is Third Generation – a real breakout album for Hiroshima – and a set that seems to show up in just about every collection of vintage fusion albums we look at! The set's the group's third, as you might guess from the title – and it's got the Hiroshima quintet sliding together in a perfect groove – soulful fusion that's maybe got a strong Cali vibe, but which occasionally has a few exotic touches on the instrumentation – all handled in a style that's kind of an 80s update of the Japanese soul fusion mode of the late 70s. Rhythms are electric at a few points, but their offset by some koto, shamisen, and nice use of flutes and saxes by leader Dan Kuramoto – on titles that include "Heavenly Angel", "We Are", "Ren", "From The Heart", "Sukoshi Bit", "Long Walks", and "Distant Thoughts". Another Place is a record that definitely has Hiroshima taking their origins seriously – as although the album's still got the same fusion vibe as before, it almost seems to step up even more Japanese elements too! The rhythms are maybe a bit more programmed than in the past, but the album also makes use of wood flutes, koto, taiko, shamisen, and other Japanese instrumentation – and features some occasional vocals from June Kuramoto too – all in a slinky fusion style with a slight eastern current. Titles include "One Wish", "Save Yourself For Me", "I Do Remember", "The Game", "Undercover", and "What's It To Ya". On Go, Hiroshima are maybe moving a bit far from the fusion of their roots – but the overall sound here is still sweetly electric, and served up in a nice mix of eastern and western styles! If anything, the group seem even more focused on melody – not in a commercial way, but using more stripped-down instrumentation at times to focus on the special sweetness created in the compositions of leader/reedman Dan Kuramoto – who also plays keyboards and even a bit of shakuhachi on the album. There's vocals on the set – sung lead and soulfully by Barbara Long – but the main focus is instrumental, and titles include "Go", "I've Been Here Before", "311", "Obon", "No 9", "Why Can't I Love You", and "Hawaiian Electric". CD

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✨✧ Ralph PetersonV ... CD
Blue Note, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the boldest artists on the revived Blue Note label in the late 80s – drummer Ralph Peterson, working here with a really great group of younger talents too! The fire of the musicians really hints at all the power they'd unleash in the coming decade – and the group features Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Terence Blanchard on trumpet, and Geri Allen on piano – each bursting with new ideas and a very youthful sort of energy – streaming new sounds and thoughts at just about every moment. Wilson's especially great – and titles include "Monief", "Enemy Within", "Bebopskerony", and "Viola's Dance". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ XMore Fun In The New World ... LP
Elektra/Fat Possum, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The last true masterpiece by the greatest rock band to ever come out of the late 70s and early 80s L.A. scene. More Fun In The New World serves in a lot of ways as X's upright middle finger to the early years of the Reagan era, with the anthemic opener "The New World", and the ballad "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts", perfectly encapsulating the fear and loathing brought about by the ridiculous politics that infected the entire decade. The album is very much a sequel to the amazing Under The Big Black Sun, full of razor pop anthems, Billy Zoom's punkabilly guitar acrobatics, and amazing depth thanks to John and Exene's sensitive and perceptive song writing. Awesome! Other tracks include "True Love", "We're Having Much More Fun", "Poor Girl", "Make The Music Go Bang", "Devil Doll", "Painting The Town Blue", "Hot House", "Drunk In My Past", "I See Red", and "True Love Part 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 remastered version. Includes download!)

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✨✧ Narvel FeltsNarvel Felts Rocks ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
All the great rocking tunes of Narvel Felts, collected together here in one mighty big package – a 35 track set that brings together classic singles for Sun Records and Mercury, plus a fair bit of other lost material too! Felts is one of the all-time Memphis great – a singer and guitarist who worked in the shadow of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins – and who retained his sharp edge and boundless energy throughout – so much so that his obscure early 60s recordings are often even sharper than his few minor hits. This package contains them all – as a long-overdue entry in the "rocks" series from Bear Family – with titles that include "Mr Pawnshop Broker", "Night Creature", "Kiss A Me Baby", "Cutie Baby", "Tony", "Chased By The Dawn", "Your True Love", "Rocket Ride", "Lola Did A Dance", "Mystery Train", "Dee Dee", "Get On The Right Track Baby", "Pink & Black Days", "Tongue Tied Jill", "Riverside Drive", "Foolish Thoughts", "Lonely River", and "Sweet Sweet Loving". CD

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✨✧ KlanMrowisko (The Hive) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hip work from the Polish scene at the start of the 70s – a Hammond-heavy combo with a fair bit of jazz in their grooves – almost a more progressive take on the Brit beat group sound of the 60s, but without all of the progressive modes that other Euro groups were moving into! There's a great blend of basslines, percussion, and organ in the group's approach – and although there's a number of tracks with vocals, there's also others where the instrumentation really dominates, and those are especially appealing to us. Production is cool too – often echoey and effect-heavy – and titles include "A Dream", "Temptation", "The Nerves Of Cities", "Thoughts", "The Hive", and "The Starveling's Dance". CD features bonus tracks from a Pronit EP – "Gdzie Jest Czlowiek", "Z Bryztwa Na Poziomki", "Automaty", and "Nie Sadzcie Rajskich Jabloni". CD

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✨✧ Sounds Of LiberationUntitled – Columbia University 1973 ... CD
Dogtown/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A true treasure from this righteous Philly collective – a group who only issued one album in the 70s, and who finally double their catalog with the release of this rare performance from 1973! Sounds Of Liberation have this all-star lineup of musicians who did great work in Philadelphia and elsewhere – with Khan Jamal on vibes, Monette Sudler on guitar, and Omar Hill and Rashid Salim on percussion – working alongside some great work on flute and alto from Byard Lancaster, heavy bass from Billy Mills, and just the right touch of drums from Dwight James! The style here is maybe tighter, and occasionally more funky than on their one self-titled album – but the group also stretch out strongly too – hitting all the right spots in this forward-thinking blend of spiritual jazz modes, of the sort that would have made them a huge 70s ensemble, had they held on and found the right venue. Titles include the extended "New Horizon", plus "Badi", "Sweet Evil Mist", "Thoughts", and "Keno". CD
Also available Untitled – Columbia University 1973 ... LP 18.99

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VariousLux & Ivy Dig The Beatniks – A Collection Of Finger Lickin Grooves, Deep Thinking Diatribes, & Exploitation 45s ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A crazy collection of singles from the pre-hippie years of the beatnik – that cool cat who loved jazz, read poetry, and dug the scene with plenty of attitude! That attitude is the main focus of most of the cuts here – obscure tracks from the late 50s and early 60s that poke fun at the heady thoughts and easy intellectualism of the beat scene – presented in a range of different styles that really run the gamut – from jazz, to rock, to many other genres in between – including a fair bit of offbeat spoken word and instrumental records too! The vibe here follows nicely in the other Lux & Ivy collections on the Righteous label – full of weird and wild records we never would have discovered otherwise – with cuts that include "Dog" by Bob Dorough, "Laffin Beatnik" by Johnny Beeman, "Reaching Into In" by Ken Nordine, "No Pictures Please" by Rod McKuen, "Manhattan Fable" by Babs Gonzales, "Pimples & Braces" by Spike Jones & The City Slickers, "Teenage Beatnik" by Louis Nye, "A Beatnik Story" by The Expressos, "Meet The Bongo Man" by Johnny O, and "William Butler Yeats On The Third Avenue El" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. CD

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✨✧ BohannonInsides Out ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful early record from Bohannon – and with a very different feel than usual! Although most of Bohannon's work from the time is up-tempo and funky, side two of this album has some amazing slow spacey cuts – done with a drum sound that's still quite hard, but just slower than usual, in a style that creates some nice stepping grooves that are augmented by some wild off-beat, out-of-tune piano work! Sounds like it shouldn't work, but it does – and the ultimate moment on the album is the amazing "Thoughts And Wishes", a cool instrumental that's been a major steppers track in Chicago for years. Side one is more in the usual Bohannon funk mode – and tracks on the album include "Disco Stomp", "Foot Stompin Music", "Love Is Fading", and "Happy Feeling". CD

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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellDuets With Tyshawn Shorey & Special Guest Hugh Ragin ... CD
Wide Hive, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very spare sounds from Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, but still very sharp-edged too – and in a way, a mix of deeper thoughts and spontaneous energy that reminds us a lot of some of the more "out there" moments of the Art Ensemble back in the 70s! Roscoe's reeds have those complex qualities that we've heard in recent compositional work – but the overall approach is a bit looser, too – and clearly dictated by the range of percussion added by drummer Tyshawn Sorey. Trumpeter Hugh Ragin blows a fair bit on the record too – adding in sounds that shift from textural to musical – and overall, it may well be his tracks that we like the best. Titles include "The Horn", "Bells In The Air", "Out There", "A Cactus & A Rose", "Meadows", "A Game Of Catch", "Waves", and "Windows With A View". CD
 
 
 



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