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VariousTru Thoughts Funk ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2000s. Used ... $6.99
Some of the funkiest cuts from the Tru Thoughts catalog – floor shaking soul and funk from Quantic Soul Orchestra, The Bamboos, Alice Russell, TM Juke, Natural Self, Nostalgia 77 and others! A core connective tissue of funkiness holds together an eclectic batch of tunes from the best and brightest Tru Thoughts talent from the early-to-late 00s. From neo classic funky female fronted numbers by Kylie Auldist, Spanky Russell and others, the New Orleans inspired Hot 8 Brass Band, the Colombian and Caribbean steeped sounds of Quantic and much more! Includes "Panama City" by Quantic Soul Orchestra, "Step It Up" by The Bamboos feat Alice Russell, Burnt Popcorn" by Broken Keys, "It's Doing My Head In" by Saravah Soul, "All That" (Natural Self mix) by Lizzy Parks, "Thing" by Nostalgia 77, "It's On" by Kylie Auldist, "Moving Closer To The Sofa" by Limp Twins, "Spread It On" by TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio feat Alice Russell and more. 18 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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✨✧ VariousTru Thoughts Compilation – An Essential Collection Highlighting Some Of The Amazing Music From The Tru Thoughts Label ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2000s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title and subtitle says it all here – a simply wonderful assortment of great tracks from the Tru Thoughts vaults – featuring Quantic, Bonobo, Alice Russell, Belleruche, TM Juke, Lizzy Parks, The Bamboos, Flevans, Natural Self, Kylie Auldist and others! Includes stellar album tracks, remixes and alternate versions – from neo classic funky soul, too leftfield beatcraft, tropical grooves, avant club and more. 15 tracks in all: "The Dreaming Mind (Part 1)" by Quantic And His Combo Barbaro, "The Itch (acoustic version)" by Belleruche, "Pencils For Dolphins" by TM Juke, "Sweet Is The Air" by Alice Russell feat Natureboy, "Yellow Brick Road" by Stonephace feat Adrian Utley of Portishead, "Chop That Wood" by Milez Benjamin, "Afro Love Forest" by Kinny feat Hint, "Kota" by Bonobo and more. CD
(Still sealed.)
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✨✧ Nostalgia 77 OctetSevens & Eights – Live At The Jazz Cafe (with bonus track) ... CD
Tru Thoughts/P-Vine (Japan), 2005. New Copy ... $9.99 24.99
An amazing step forward for Nostalgia 77 – working here in a live setting as an expanded octet, and jamming in a jazz-based way that recalls the hippest sounds of the late 60s and early 70s! The vibe here steps nicely off the group's earlier studio-based work – taking soulful ideas and expanding them wonderfully with live jazz instrumentation – in a way that sounds a heck of a lot like the best work coming from Blue Note or Impulse at the end of the 60s. Instrumentation includes tenor, trombone, trumpet, alto, piano, guitar, bass, and drums – and the tracks are long and well-crafted – often with searching themes that really stretch out nicely, but still have a slight bit of funk at the bottom. There's less of the club jazz sound here than you'd expect from other recent releases of this nature – and Nostalgia 77 have really gone one better, and shown off a deeper side we never would have expected! Brilliant throughout, recorded live at the Jazz Cafe, and featuring the tunes "Changes", "The Hunger", "Down Another Road", "Green Blades Of Grass", and "Watusa". CD also features the bonus "Hope Suite (parts 1, 2, & 3)" – nearly 20 minutes long, and previously only on vinyl! CD

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VariousShapes – Spectrum (with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 31.99
A great entry in a series that's just getting more and more important to the Tru Thoughts label as the years go on – especially given that the record offers an overdue physical showcase for tracks that appeared out there first in the digital world! As with all the Shapes volumes, there's not only a great range of material, but a number of tracks that offer up remixes or alternates – plus album tracks that appear here on vinyl for the first time. Titles include "How It Goes" by Afronaut, "The Sword Will Die" by Palmskin Productions, "Still Dreaming (Ben Hauke rmx)" by The Seshen, "Soldiers (WheelUp rmx)" by Tiawa, "Aisha (Yourboykiran & Chande rmx)" by Rabii Harnoune & VB Kuhl, "A Pomba Girou (Austin Ato rmx)" by Zero DB, "Ujjayi (Bruk Rogerx rmx)" by Melonyx, "Serious Drug (inst)" by Wildcookie, "The Sky Sings (Obas Nenor's ext dub)" by Sefi Zisling with Lalya Moallem, "Good For You" by Aurora Dee Raynes, and "XxXxXxX" by Crafty 893. LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing – includes download with bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Quantic & His Combo BarbaroTradition In Transition ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2009. Very Good+ 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn! Quantic really blows the roof off with this one – taking us even farther on a musical journey than ever before, and making us bow to his mighty talents in ways we never expected! The album's a really unique session recorded in Colombia, with help from an international batch of musicians and studio talents – a wicked extension of the Latin grooves that Quantic added to his funky mix a few years ago – but with far more sophistication and live instrumentation than he's ever used before! This album's not just a simple blend of salsa elements and funky grooves – and instead, it's a richly complicated tapestry of music – one that not only draws from Colombian sounds, but also some of the more sophisticated aspects of other Latin American scenes too – no surprise, given that performers here include Alfredo Linares on piano, Freddy Colorado on congas, Fernando Ovejo Silva on bass, Angel Hernandez on trumpet, and Arthur Verocai on arrangements. Mighty Malcolm Catto is on deck with some heavy drums – and most of the instrumentation here is acoustic, and richly varied throughout. Sublime, amazing, and a record that wins us over way more than we ever might have expected – and dammit, we already had a hell of a lot of respect for Will "Quantic" Holland! Titles include "Mas Pan"," Undelivered Letter", "Un Canto A Mi Tierra", "Mambo Los Quantic", "Arianita", "The Dreaming Mind (parts 1 & 2)", "I Just Feel In Love Again", "New Morning", "Albela", and "Linda Morena". LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing.)

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✨✧ Quantic Soul OrchestraPushin On ... CD
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Ebi SodaHonk If You're Sad ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2022. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
One of the sharpest groups on the British scene, stepping forth here with maybe their greatest album so far – a record that really blends live jazz musicianship with some of the fuller structures and experiments that marked the London environment a few years back – maybe carried out here by Ebi Soda at a level that certainly makes puts them at the front of the pack! There's a blend of keyboards and live drums here that's totally great – topped with trombone and guitar solos, with lots of added guest work along the way – on tenor, alto, trumpet, and other instruments – all instrumental, but full of color, life, and some of the more triumphantly righteous currents that the group shares with their contemporaries. Titles include "Listen King", "Giraffe Bread", "Chandler", "Soft Peng", "Yoshi Orange", "Tang Of The Zest", "My Man From College", and "Christmas Lights In June". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MoonchildStarfruit (marble vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2022. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Moonchild are one of those groups who just keep on rewarding us as we follow their career – but one who are also always so great, you can just drop your ears right in the middle of any of their excellent albums! This time around, the trio add in help from some famous collaborators – vocals from Lalah Hathaway on one cut, plus more work from Mumu Fresh, Ill Camille, Alex Isley, and others – but always with that core blend of slink soul and funk that makes Moonchild so great – almost with a refined version of classic soul, given a crisp, contemporary, Cali vibe – all without any sense of forced overstatement in the music! That casual approach continues in the way the group bring in the guests – and titles include "By Now", "Tell Him", "Takes Two", "You Got One", "Little Things", "The Long Way", "Love I Need", "Get By", and "I'll Be Here". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nostalgia 77Garden ... LP
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2005. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A massively beautiful little record from Nostalgia 77 – one that really knocked our socks off, and that's saying a lot, because we really liked their last album too! The sound here is much jazzier than before – strung out over some funky beats and samples, but played by a larger group that includes some excellent work on saxes and flute, plus these massive acoustic basslines that roll out over the tunes and create a sinister, soulful sort of sound. Alice Russell sings a bit on the record, but honestly the main focus here is on the instrumentation – and the instrumentation is totally great! Given the album's strong reliance on acoustic bass, and the wonderfully angular horn parts, there's a sound here that almost makes us imagine what it would have been like had Charles Mingus got the chance to record for Mo Wax! Titles include "You & Me", "The Garden", "Freedom", "Seven Nation Army", "After Ararat", "Cheney Lane", "Green Blades Of Grass", and "The Hunger". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lizzy ParksThis & That ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful change in pace for vocalist Lizzy Parks – an album that's much mellower than her funky debut for the Tru Thoughts label, but in ways that are still plenty darn soulful! The vibe here is very acoustic, and very laidback – a spare space that has Parks' amazing vocals sliding out wonderfully in really warm territory – a bit of acoustic guitar, percussion, strings, and not much else to back her up – although the album's not without its clever production twists, too – after all, this is the Tru Thoughts label! Production is by Benedic Lamdin and Riaan Vosloo, the latter of whom also handled the spare strings – and there's a definite dose of Nostalgia 77 sophistication to the session, which both links it to other material on the label – but also sets it apart, given the unique acoustic approach. Titles include "Deluge", "This & That", "A Taste Of Honey", "Eyes Of A Child", and acoustic versions of "Forever & A Day", "Soul Bird", "Time", "Raise The Roof", and "Leaving Home". CD

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✨✧ QuanticApricot Morning ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real moment of breakthrough from Will "Quantic" Holland – a set that really expands his sound, deepens his ties to funk roots, and makes the whole thing feel a lot more live than some of his previous work! Will's at the helm and handles most instruments – but there's also guest vocals from Aspects, EQ, and Allice Russell – the last of whom was just at the start of her mighty run, and really gains plenty by matching up with the funky Quantic style of production! There's a lot more tuneful, catchy moments than before – and titles include "Off The Beaten Track", "Sweet Calling", "Primate Boogaloo", "Apricot Morning", "Search The Heavens", "Brand New Watusi", "Transatlantic", and "Blackstone Rock". CD

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✨✧ Quantic Soul OrchestraStampede ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ BamboosStep It Up ... CD
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
Deep funk from down under – and the stunning full length debut by The Bamboos! To date, the group's really only had 2 45s to their name – but those records alone got The Bamboos plenty of attention – making this record one of the most eagerly-anticipated sets we've stocked in years! The groove is tight small combo funk at its best – done in the stripped-down, all-classic mode of artists on Daptone or Soul Fire – and certainly in the best style of supportive labelmates Quantic Soul Orchestra. The combo's a sextet, with Hammond, guitar, tenor, and trumpet all taking heavy lines through the mostly-instrumental session – hitting a sound that's a slightly jazzier take on styles The Meters or James Brown Band might have cut at the end of the 60s. Alice Russell sings on the cuts "Step It Up" and "Transcend Me" – but the rest of the album is short, tight, instrumental funk – with titles that include "Black Foot", "Golden Rough", "In The Bamboo Grove", "Tighten Up", "Eel Oil", "Tobago Strut", "Crooked Cop", and "Another Day In The Life Of Mr Jones". CD

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✨✧ Natural SelfRising (voc, inst, acapella)/In The Morning (voc, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2008. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A fast-stepping number from Natural Self – a cut that sports some really great vocals from Andreya Triana, whose lyrics deepen the tune nicely over its skittish beats! "In The Morning" is a wickedly dubby tune, even in the regular version – a cut that has some bright jazzy horns over riffing guitar, cowbell licks, and this dipping bass part that keeps making our speakers fall off the shelves in the office! 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Alan Skidmore/Leszek ZadloEgo Recordings Vol 2 (Thoughts/Morning Rise/SOH/European Jazz Quintet) (4CD set) ... CD
Ego/Organic (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $44.99 50.99
A treasure trove of rare work from the obscure German Ego label – four different albums, all of them great – packaged here in tiny LP-styled covers too! The set's especially noteworthy for the work of British saxophonist Alan Skidmore – working here on some of his best material of the late 70s – records that easily rival the best sides cut back home in the UK, but which also have a very different feel and flavor! On Morning Rise, Skidmore plays tenor and soprano sax, alongside Gerd Dudek, who also plays both horns too – in these long, textural lines that merge and diverge nicely with Skidmore's – creating these majestic shapes in sound, before then taking off towards much more powerful solos. Rhythm is from Adelhard Rodiginger on bass and Lala Kovacev on drums – and titles include "Morning Rise", "Macedonian Market", "Dr Les Mosses", and "Nakemiin". SOH is a trio outing from Alan Skidmore, drummer Tony Oxley, and bassist Ali Haurand – hence the title – and the set really allows Skidmore to expand on some of his most open, expressive lines on tenor and soprano sax! Tracks are quite long, and build with this almost late-Coltrane sort of energy – almost glowing with a sense of spirituality that's pushed along strongly by the reed lines. Titles include "One Two Free", "Das Ist Alice", "Lost In WG", and "Trio Nr 10". European Jazz Quintet features tremendous reeds from the trio of Alan Skidmore, Gerd Dudek, and Leszek Zadlo – all of whom play both tenor and soprano sax – and work alongside the bass of Ali Haurand and drums of Pierr Courbois! The set features two long tracks – "Das Ist Alice" and "Miss B" – both of them balanced nicely on the cusp between European free jazz and some stronger spiritual jazz structures, in a very nice way. Last up is Thoughts, from Leszek Zadlo – a record that has Zadlo on both flute and tenor, working with the excellent Ego Records rhythm trio of Joe Haider on piano, Isla Eckinger on bass, and Joe Nay on drums! The sound is quite different than other Ego sessions with the trio – as the tracks here build very slowly, often through the initial utterings of Zadlo on his reeds – kind of growing into a spiritually expressive style that gets increasingly focused as the set goes on – in ways that are a nice change from European free jazz. Titles include "Two Friends", "Some Body", "Struggle", and "Thoughts". CD

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Vince Benedetti/Dave Liebman/ChangesEgo Recordings Vol 4 (Dwellers On The High Plateau/Last Call/Changes/Some More Changes) (4CD set) ... CD
Ego/Organic (Germany), Late 70s. Used 4CD ... $39.99
A fantastic collection of work from the overlooked Ego label – four rare albums, originally issued only overseas! First up is Dwellers On The High Plateau, by pianist Vince Benedetti – soaring, spiritual soul jazz! The set's built around the piano and compositions of Vince Benedetti – but it really kicks from some great rhythmic accompaniment from Billy Brooks on drums and Eric Peters on bass, both of whom spin out these warm, long, flowing grooves that seem to get more out of Benedetti's work than we've heard on other records. The album also features some great work on soprano and tenor sax from Andy Scherrer – blowing snakey lines that cut through the rhythms with a very nice edge. Titles include "Dwellers On The High Plateau", "Gone", "The Black Notes", and "The Call". Next up is The Last Call – one of the most obscure early albums from reedman Dave Liebman – a set that was recorded in the US, but only issued overseas! The album features Liebman in two different modes – the first a relatively free, surprisingly spiritual setting – as Dave blows tenor on two long tracks, with just the drums of Jeff Williams behind him. Other material is a bit more structured, with those angular lines that Liebman brought to some of his more famous work – a real precursor for a generation of saxophonists who were inspired by these sounds. On these cuts, Liebman plays tenor and soprano sax – and works with Mark Isham on trumpet, Michael Formanek on bass, and Mike Barsimento on drums. The piano-less group has a wonderful sound – lots of soundshaping between Liebman and Isham especially – and titles on the album include "Wind Blues", "The Last Call/First Visit", "Your Lady", "Thoughts Of Loss", and "Leprechaun". Next is Home Again, by the group changes – a combo that features very strong contributions from trumpeter Uli Beckerhoff, saxophonist Wolfgang Engstfeld, pianist Ed Kroger, bassist Peter Bockius, and drummer Peter Weiss! Like most of the best on the Ego label, there's a strong rhythm section here that really lets the soloists open up and do their thing – never going too far out at all, but crafting these warmly soulful lines, with a slight spiritual undercurrent – stretching out with a rich feeling, but a sound that's never forced or overdone. Titles include "Home Again", "Trees", "Samba Du Commerce", and "Blues For Ed". Changes follow again, with the album Some More Changes – a record with a sound that really represents the strongest modes of soulful jazz that developed in the 70s! These players all clearly have a knowledge of outside territory, but choose to remain closer in – yet always point towards the beyond with both their solos, and their wonderfully strong writing in the set – a bit like some of the best work on Muse Records in the 70s, such as albums by Woody Shaw or Kenny Barron! There's definitely a similar vibe to those records here – especially in the sense of cohesion that comes from the lineup – Uli Beckerhoff on trumpet, Wolfgang Engstfeld on soprano sax and tenor, Ed Kroger on piano, Detlef Beier on bass, and Peter Weiss on drums. All tracks are originals – and titles include "Kenny Make It", "Yaiza", "Akiko", "Hautkontakt", and "Last Chance". CD

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✨✧ Art BlakeyFarewell – Live At Sweet Basil (2CD set) ... CD
King (Japan), 1985. Used 2CDs ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most stunning later sets from the great Art Blakey – a record that reminds us that although Blakey had a great talent for picking key younger players to work with during the 80s, he could also still be one hell of a drummer as well! The tracks here are incredibly long and open – maybe more so than most other Blakey live records of the time – really flowing with bold work from Art himself on the kit – kicking the tunes into action with nonstop energy at the start, then opening up with wonderful solos from Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean Toussaint on tenor, and Mulgrew Miller on piano! The group also features Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Tim Williams on trombone – and titles include "Sudan Blue", "Uranus", "Second Thoughts", "Goma", and "I Thought About You". CD
(Out of print, 2016 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)

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CrowCrow Music (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Amaret/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A boldly strutting debut from Crow – a group who are maybe a bit forgotten in terms of the pop music history books, but who were really up-and-comers on the American hard rock scene at the end of the 60s! The lead off cut on the album is their great "Evil Woman" – a bassy, fuzzy track that's got some very catchy lead vocals – of the sort that would have sounded great coming out of an AM radio through that tiny speaker that graced the dashboards of most cars in 1970. And the rest of the record is equally nice – with cuts that include "Gonna Leave A Mark", "Busy Day", "Rollin", "White Eyes", "Thoughts", "Da Da Song", and "Sleepy Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gordon GiltrapGordon Giltrap/Portrait ... CD
Transatlantic/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
A pair of early albums from the great Gordon Giltrap – both released by Transatlantic Records when Gordon was a very young fellow! The self-titled Gordon Giltrap is a gem from 1968 – a record that has Gordon stepping out as a hell of a guitarist, and a very dark-tinged songwriter – certainly of the generation that was budding with John Renbourn and Bert Jansch – but with a distinct quality that really set Giltrap apart from the rest, maybe making him as much of an individualist as Davy Graham! Although just 18, Giltrap's acoustic guitar work is fantastic– and his vocals are much more biting than some of his contemporaries – almost mean at times. Titles include "Window Pattern", "Blythe Hill", "Won't You Stay Awhile Suzanne", "Don't You Feel Good", "Birth Of Spring", "Don't You Hear Your Mother's Voice", and "Ives Horizon". Portrait is an amazing record – at one level filled with mastery of the 12 string guitar has has Gordon Giltrap matching the best of the Takoma generation in the US – but also graced with vocals that are very distinct, very pointed, and which make the tunes with lyrics such a contrast to the instrumentals! The whole thing is fantastic – a true testament to the legend that has grown up around Giltrap over the years – with titles that include "Thoughts In The Rain", "Never Ending Solitude", "Young Love", "Lucifer's Cage", "Portrait", "Tuxedo", and "Hands Of Fate". CD

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Wendell Harrison TribeGet Up Off Your Knees ... CD
Tribe/Wenha, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Fantastic new music from Detroit reedman Wendell Harrison – working here with a renewed version of the Tribe Records scene, at a level that makes the album one of his best in many years! Wendell blows tenor and bass clarinet, and his group here is mostly younger, lesser-known players – but who soar with Harrison in a mix of spiritual jazz modes and a few more rhythmic currents – all with the kind of powerful, progressive vibe that made the Tribe Records material of Harrison and his contemporaries so important in the 70s! Other musicians include Vincent Chandler on trombone, Steve Woods on flute, Luis Resto on piano, Walter White on trumpet, and Jacob Schwantz on guitar – although players shift often from track to track – and frequent Harrison partner Pamela Wise also provides a bit of keyboards, and the set features both sung vocals on two tracks from Pathe Jassi, and a recitation from Mbiyu Chui on another. Titles include "Revoltuion", "Siera", "Wandering Thoughts", "Samoulen Khale Yi", "What's Up", and "Saga Of A Carrot". CD
Also available Get Up Off Your Knees (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Wendell Harrison TribeGet Up Off Your Knees (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tribe/Pure Pleasure (UK), 2021. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Fantastic new music from Detroit reedman Wendell Harrison – working here with a renewed version of the Tribe Records scene, at a level that makes the album one of his best in many years! Wendell blows tenor and bass clarinet, and his group here is mostly younger, lesser-known players – but who soar with Harrison in a mix of spiritual jazz modes and a few more rhythmic currents – all with the kind of powerful, progressive vibe that made the Tribe Records material of Harrison and his contemporaries so important in the 70s! Other musicians include Vincent Chandler on trombone, Steve Woods on flute, Luis Resto on piano, Walter White on trumpet, and Jacob Schwantz on guitar – although players shift often from track to track – and frequent Harrison partner Pamela Wise also provides a bit of keyboards, and the set features both sung vocals on two tracks from Pathe Jassi, and a recitation from Mbiyu Chui on another. Titles include "Revoltuion", "Siera", "Wandering Thoughts", "Samoulen Khale Yi", "What's Up", and "Saga Of A Carrot". LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Get Up Off Your Knees ... CD 13.99

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Stan KentonStan Kenton Conducts The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton ... CD
Capitol, 1967. Used ... $3.99
One of the hippest Stan Kenton albums of the 60s – a set of original compositions by Dee Barton – Stan's drummer at the time, and a composer to rival the great ones who contributed to the Kenton group of the 40s and 50s! Barton's work here is totally great – modern, but never too academically so – that perfect balance of swinging and thinking that marks some of the best Kenton albums over the years. All numbers are awash in those great Kenton tones and colors we love so much – and the group here features Mike Price on trumpet, Dick Shearer on trombone, Ray Reed on alto & flute, Mike Altschul on tenor, and Don Bagley on bass – as well as Kenton on piano and Barton on drums. Titles include "Man", "Lonely Boy", "Singing Oyster", "Dilemma", "Three Thoughts", "A New Day", and "Woman". CD
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Franz Koglmann & Lee KonitzWe Thought About Duke ... CD
Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1994. Used ... $9.99
One of the most compelling tributes to Duke Ellington we've ever heard – a performance of his music that really deviates from the sound of the original, yet which also keeps all the complicated spirit of Duke intact! Trumpeter Franz Koglmann is really at the helm of the core groups on the set – leading the Monoblue Quartet on some tracks, an ensemble that features Tony Coe on clarinet and tenor, Burkhard Stangl on guitar, and Klaus Koch on bass – and the Pipe Trio on others, with Rudolf Ruschel on trombone and Raoul Herget on tuba. Lee Konitz joins in on alto with both ensembles, save for one track – and the whole record is a brilliant piano-less and drum-less outing that has the horns coming together in ways that are almost inspired by Jimmy Giuffre, but which take on some richer chromatic tones in their exploration of Ellington themes. The whole record really opens up the Ellington concept tremendously – and titles include "Love Is In My Heart", "Lament For Javanette", "Ko Ko", "Zweet Zurzday", "Pyramid", and "The Mooche" – plus a few variations on "Thoughts About Duke", an original by Koglmann. CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

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Sun RaCymbals/Symbols Sessions – New York City 1973 ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1973. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 25.99
A lost slice of work from Sun Ra's early 70s years on Impulse Records – one of the few new recordings created for his association with that label (most of the titles were reissues of earlier Saturn albums) – but one that was never issued at the time! Cymbals saw some release later, during the 90s – but this package really expands on that album by adding in a whole extra set of recordings from what appear to be the same sessions – and which really flesh out the vibe of the performance! The core group is a sextet – with Ra at the helm on some of his cool electric keyboards – including minimoog, rocksichord, and Gibson Kalamazoo – with acoustic work from Eloe Omoe on bass clarinet, Tal Ebah on trumpet, Ronny Boykins on bass, Harry Ar on drums, and Derek Morris on congas. Much of the core music explores a tension between Ra's cosmic keys and the more earthy sound of the acoustic instruments – but the added material here opens up some nicely different moods, and makes the whole thing explode with deep colors. Titles on Cymbals include "Land Of The Day Star", "Thoughts Under A Dark Blue Light", "The Mystery Of Two", and "The World Of The Invisible" – and added tracks include "Space Landing", "Of Drastic Measures", "Of Otherness", "The Universe Is Calling", and "Destination Of The Known Universe". CD
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Rare EarthRare Earth In Concert (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $28.99 34.99 About January 25, 2023 (delayed)
If Rare Earth are great in the studio, they're even better in concert – as the open space of performance lets you hear how great they are as an instrumental combo! Here, the tracks are long and very open – with longer jams than before, and all sorts of great solos in the middle – a raw groove that's totally wonderful, and which definitely warrants the double-length space that Motown gave the group for the record! Highlights include a 23 minute take on "Get Ready" – which takes up all of side two, supposedly edited down from a one hour performance of the tune – plus "I Just Want To Celebrate", "I Know I'm Losing You", "Hey Big Brother", and "Thoughts" – all in nice long live versions. CD

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Edward SimonSorrows & Triumphs ... CD
Sunnyside, 2017. Used ... $6.99 9.99
The poetic title here really fits the mood of this well-crafted album from pianist Edward Simon – a fantastically vivid blend of jazz instrumentation from the core Afinidad quartet with elements from the Iani Winds, and some great guest work from Gretchen Parlato on vocals and Adam Rogers on guitar! The colorful images on the cover is perfect for the sound of the set – which has this sun rising quality that illuminates Simon's talents in a way we've never heard before – some deeper ideas that are never too full of themselves, and which instead find very elegant expression with help from David Binney on alto, Scott Colley on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. Parlato isn't on every track, but really shines when dhe does appear – and the woodwind quintet features flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and French horn. Titles include "Uninvited Thoughts", "Triangle", "Venezuela Unida", "Equanimity", "Rebirth", "Triumphs", and "Chant". CD

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Sounds Of LiberationUntitled – Columbia University 1973 ... CD
Dogtown/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.00
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

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Torbjorn ZetterbergOpinions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2022. New Copy ... $20.99 24.99
We love the work of Torbjorn Zetterberg as a bassist – but here, he shows us a completely different side of his talents, as he works on a whole host of unlikely instruments, some of them electric – to craft an album that's unlike anything else he's ever given us before! And yet, the results are as wonderful as everything we've ever loved from the musician – as Zetterburg mostly works solo, but uses a bit of overdub too – layering guitar, piano, keyboards, electronics, and his more familiar bass – plus a host of other instruments too – alongside occasional contributions from Konrad Agnas on drums, Anna Hogberg on alto, and Greta Thunberg on voice. Many tracks have a spacious electric vibe that's almost in the Sky Records mode – while others move into song structures we never would have expected from Zetterberg – including one especially beautiful track that has him singing with acoustic guitar. Titles include "Opinions (parts 1 & 2)", "Upaya", "Sketch Of The Path", "Random Thoughts", and "Determination & Nothing Happened". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPsychedelic Underground Volume 18 ... CD
Garden Of Delights (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
Mighty nice grooves from a series that might be better named as "Prog Rock Underground" – as most of the work here is from the 70s, and most from those great years of the German scene where it also seemed like there was plenty of jazz in the music as well! A few of these cuts are downright funk, and all are filled with great instrumentation – in an approach that's a nice change from some of the more familiar Brit prog modes of the same generation. Vocals are often an afterthought to the impeccable instrumentation – and titles include "My Dear Groovin" by Sunbirds, "Thoughts" by Exponent, "Space Guerilla" by Missus Beastly, "Kollektivtat" by Gila, "Kassiopeia" by Reaktor 4, "Tiflis" by Embryo, "Teppich" by Panko, and "Mankind Where Do You Go To" by Virus. CD

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Diego RiveraMestizo ... CD
Posi tone, 2022. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Diego Rivera – a real rising star on the tenor, and a player who seems to really be able to pack a lot into a very small space! The tunes here are never super-long, but they're overflowing with meaning and color – not just from Rivera's well-crafted solos, but also the trumpet work of Alex Sipiagin and piano of Art Hirihara – both musicians who really do a lot with their space on the record too! The rest of the combo features Boris Kozlov on bass and Rudy Royston – and all members of the group work together as if they've been thinking the same thoughts for weeks before going into the studio – effortlessly making magic on Rivera's original tunes that include "Battle Fatigue", "Braceru", "Cancion De Cuna", "Most From The Least", "Mestizo", "Rasquache", and "La Raza Cosmica". CD

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✨✧ Horace TapscottLittle Afrika ... CD
Interplay (Japan), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Always great work from Horace Tapscott – an amazing pianist who never fails to hold our attention! The set's a solo piano outing from the early 80s – of the same style and same vintage as some of Horace's solo sets for the Nimbus label – but with a sound that's perhaps slightly tighter overall. Tapscott's style is still pretty free, but the tunes also have a nice structure too – kind of an inherent spirituality that really holds them together. Titles include "Little Afrika", "Tapscott's Thoughts", "Swing On A Limb", and "Niger's Theme". CD
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✨✧ MaloDos ... LP
Warner, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A seminal bit of Latin funk from the Bay Area scene of the early 70s – the second album from Malo, and an even harder-hitting jam session than the first! The group are really in top form here – taking off with Santana-inspired riffs that are filled with heavy percussion, soaring organ, and guitar from Carlos' brother Jorge – all matched by some incredible horn work from trumpeter Forrest Bachtel and a young Hadley Caliman – sounding especially great here before his solo years as a jazz artist! The legendary Francisco Aguabella is on conga, and tracks include "Momolombo", "Oye Mama", "I'm For Real", "Midnight Thoughts", "Hela", and "Latin Bugaloo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersCoast To Coast – New York Scene/Live At Kimball's ... CD
Concord, 1984. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two Art Blakey killers – packaged in a single set! First up is New York Scene – overlooked genius from Art Blakey's 80s years – a time when he was recording for a variety of smaller labels, but turning out work that was every bit as fresh and vibrant as his sides from the 60s and 70s! As always with the Jazz Messengers, the group's filled with up-and-coming jazz talents that really make the record great – trumpet from Terence Blanchard, tenor from Jean Toussaint, alto from Donald Harrison, piano from Mulgrew Miller, and bass from Lonnie Plaxico – all players who leave their own imprint strongly on the record, yet still fall into line with the core groove supplied by Blakey's drums. Titles include Blanchard's "Oh By The Way", Harrison's "Controversy", and Miller's "Falafel" – all wonderfully soulful numbers – plus a "Ballad Medley", and a version of "Tenderly". Live At Kimballs is a smoking club set – recorded with Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean Toussaint on tenor, and Mulgrew Miller on piano! The group's got a great soulful swing, and titles include "Jody", "second Thoughts", "Dr Jeckyl", "You & The Night & The Music", and "Old Folks". CD

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✨✧ Sonny FortuneWaves Of Dreams ... LP
A&M/Horizon, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Lefty FrizzellLife's Like Poetry (12CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/1960s/Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Holy!!!! Lefty Frizzell might be one of the greatest of the all time country heroes, and perhaps one of the most overlooked by hipsters. That needs to change – and apparently no one knows this better than our heroes at Bear Family who collect virtually every single thing Lefty recorded for Columbia and ABC Records between 1950 and 1975 here! 12 CDS, 325 songs (geez!!!!), and here's part of what makes Lefty one of the greatest – a huge chunk of these great tunes were written by Lefty himself, which was virtually unheard of in the pre-Dylan radio stone age. Of course in a collection of hundreds of songs spanning dozens of years, not every single track here is gold, but trust us, if you like classic country of the Hank Williams vintage you'll be shocked by just how consistent Life's Like Poetry is. Includes a full size, 150 page book with an incredible wealth of Frizell's personal history, recording notes, album art, and photos. Every Lefty track you could ever hope for – "I Love You A Thousand Ways, "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time" (should be on any country fan's short list), "My Baby's Just Like Money", "Look What Thoughts Will Do", "Don't Stay Away", "Before You Go, Make Sure You Know", "My Love And Baby's Gone", These Hands", "Treat Her Right", "Mom And Dad's Waltz", "If You're Ever Lonely Darling", "Forbiddon Lovers", "Running Into memories Of you", "How Far Down I Can Go", "Stranger", "A Little Unfair", "What Am I Gonna Do", "Life's Like Poetry", whew! CD

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✨✧ Ronnie LawsEvery Generation ... LP
United Artists, 1980. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great little set of soulful fusion – played by one of the artists who helped invent the genre! Ronnie's mixing soul and jazz easily here – hitting a sweet groove that's a bit more electric than ever, but which still has all the warmth and depth of his 70s work. A few tracks feature Ronnie singing lead vocals – but most of the numbers are instrumentals that focus on his extremely catchy work on saxophone – in that rhythmically soloing mode that first broke big on the earlier hit "Always There". Backing vocals on the set are by Eloise Laws and Miki Howard – and titles include "Young Child", "Tomorrow", "Every Generation", "As One", "Love's Victory", and the sublime mellow cut "Thoughts & Memories". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music (clear pink vinyl pressing) (2022 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2011. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nicole MitchellMandorla Awakening 2 – Emerging Worlds ... CD
FPE, 2017. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the deepest records we've ever heard from Nicole Mitchell – and that's saying a lot, given all her other fantastic albums! This richly-textured piece was first commissioned in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the AACM – that legendary jazz organization of which Mitchell is a part – and as a whole, it really demonstrates both the strong legacy of the group, and the farther territory it's reached over its decades-long span – music that has pushed past the initial moment of improvisation, through the AACM's standard of "great black music" as a replacement for classical – to the sorts of spiritual, cosmic sounds that Mitchell does so well. In addition to Nicole on flute and electronics, the group also features Avery R Young on vocals, Kojiro Umezaki on shakuhachi, Renee Baker on violin, Tatsu Aoki on bass and shamisen, Jovia Armstrong on percussion, Tomeka Reid on cello and banjo, and Alex Wing on electric guitar, oud, and theremin – a mix of instruments that is global in scope, electric and acoustic, and really used to effortlessly express the spiritual vision of Mitchell. The notes go into great detail about the thoughts and inspiration behind the music – and titles include "Egoes War", "The Chalice", "Dance Of Many Hands", "Listening Embrace", "Forestwall Timewalk", "Staircase Struggle", "Shiny Divider", "Timewrap", and "Mandorla Island". CD

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✨✧ Durutti ColumnLC (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Factory/Vivid (Japan), 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pure and lovely sounds from the early days of Durutti Column – music from a time when guitarist Vini Reilly's conception was quite fresh, and deeply personal – so much so, his music really stood out amidst the darker sounds of his post-punk generation! As with the first Durutti Column album on Factory Records, this one often features Reilly's electric guitar overdubbed in cool ways – spare, but flowing – almost as if he's a Pat Metheny for the UK underground – but serving up short songs that are never overindulgent. But unlike the first record, Reilly also sings a bit – with this light, haunting style that's surprisingly compelling – one of those rare cases where a thin voice can often carry a lot of power – especially with spare instrumentation like this. Titles include the sublime "Missing Boy" – plus "Sketch For Dawn", "Jacqueline", "Messidor", "The Act Committed", "Detail For Paul", and "Portrait For Frazer". CD features bonus tracks too – including "Belgian Friends", "For Mimi", "Danny", "Enigma", and "One Christmas For Your Thoughts". CD

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✨✧ FunkommunityChequered Thoughts ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
Kiwi funk and soul from Funkommunity – a modern collective that's anchored by the duo of producer Isaac Aesili and soulful singer Rachel Fraser – and they deliver a very promising debut here for Melting Pot! Funkommunity has a far more distinctly modern vibe than their more throwback-styled peers in the international funk scene – Rachel's vocals are purely soulful, but the overall sound features layers of synths and beats that range from boogie soul to spacey hip hop-styled. There's also quite a bit of live instrumentation in the mix – guitars, horns, bass and Rhodes in particular. Nice stuff! 12 tracks on the CD "Pass It On", "What You Give", "The Light", "Dandelion", "Sorceress", "Yeah", "Liquefaction", "Nortwest & 4th:, "Never Fading", "Make It That Way" and Start Again". CD

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✨✧ Brian Auger's Oblivion ExpressReinforcements ... LP
RCA, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A great later sleeper from Brian Auger – a record that's much deeper and more soulful than some of his earlier work – and done in a soaring style that's really great! Alex Lighterwood sings as much as Auger plays the keys here, but that's ok with us – because he fuses his voice very nicely with organ, electric piano, and moog – creating a spacily soulful quality that's produced with a nice flanged-out style! Some tracks are funky, others are more laidback – and the set's a great illustration of how far Auger had come in just a few years. Titles include the spacey "Thoughts From Afar", the fast-jamming "The Big Yin", a Latin-tinged instrumental "Something Out Of Nothing", plus "Future Pilot" and "Brain Damage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)

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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 ... $14.99 20.99
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 ... LP
Dakar, 1974. Very Good+ ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
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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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