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Victor BockrisTransformer – The Complete Lou Reed Story ... Book
Harper (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 18.00
Lou Reed gave us some mighty fascinating music over his many years of recording – and the man himself also led an equally fascinating life – one that's covered here in very great detail, in a hefty biography that begins with Reed's troubled life as a child, to his early years moving between inspirations in literature and music, to his rise in fame with the Velvet Underground and role as one of the key underground New York figures for decades to come! The author gets at the way that Reed's always managed to challenge expectations while still remaining loyal to both himself and his friends and associates – a humanistic legacy that's almost as great as Lou's music itself. 500 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Victor DemeVictor Deme (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chapa Blues/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2007. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
An album that became an instant legend in global music circles – the recorded debut of Victor Deme, a guitarist and singer who'd been working in his native Burkina Faso for over 30 years before getting the chance to step inside a studio! The turn "studio" might be a loose one here – as the album was recorded on a four track, in a distant space in the country – but has a vibrancy that beats most other bigger label releases of the time – thanks to a tremendous power in Deme's vocals, which have a raspy presence that grabs you far beyond just an understanding of language – and which are often matched by guitar work from Issouf Diabate, who inflects these subtle bluesy elements that spark new colors in the songs, but in a nicely understated way. A record with a very unique sound, and a lasting classic – with titles that include "Dankan", "Tama Ngogon", "Dala Mogoya", "Djon Maya", "Toungan", "Cherie", "Burkina Mousso", and "Djarabi". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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✨✧ Victor FeldmanMerry Olde Soul ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $19.99
One of the best Victor Feldman albums recorded in the US – a really solidly swinging set of tunes, cut in New York with a hip trio that includes Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – plus Hank Jones on piano, on the few tracks of the album that feature Feldman playing the vibes! There's a much more fluid and open feel here than on some of Feldman's earlier work – almost a trace of the exotic, which comes no doubt from Jones and Hayes' Adderley-instructed rhythm work. The album's got some really great numbers that you'd never guess were coming from Feldman – especially when he's picking up the vibes – and titles include "Lisa", "Serenity", "Come Sunday", "Bloke's Blues", "The Man I Love", and "Mosey On Down". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Merry Olde Soul ... LP 14.99

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Victor FeldmanMerry Olde Soul ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Sealed ... $14.99
One of the best Victor Feldman albums recorded in the US – a really solidly swinging set of tunes, cut in New York with a hip trio that includes Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – plus Hank Jones on piano, on the few tracks of the album that feature Feldman playing the vibes! There's a much more fluid and open feel here than on some of Feldman's earlier work – almost a trace of the exotic, which comes no doubt from Jones and Hayes' Adderley-instructed rhythm work. The album's got some really great numbers that you'd never guess were coming from Feldman – especially when he's picking up the vibes – and titles include "Lisa", "Serenity", "Come Sunday", "Bloke's Blues", "The Man I Love", and "Mosey On Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, with hype sticker.)
Also available Merry Olde Soul ... CD 19.99

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Victor FeldmanVictor Feldman In London Vol 1 ... LP
Jasmine (UK), 1956. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Although Victor Feldman's work in the US was usually pretty staid, his career in his native London found him to be one of the cornerstone's of the city's emerging bop scene – as you'll hear on these 1956 sessions, cut in the company of players who include Dizzy Reece on trumpet, Terry Shannon on piano, and Phil Seamen on drums! All the cuts are great examples of the bop fire that was buring in London during the mid and late 50s – and titles include "Jackpot", "The Toff", "The Minor & The Major", "Karen", and "Wilbert's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and some pen notations on the back.)

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Victor ProvostBright Eyes ... CD
Sunnyside, 2016. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Victor ReyesRed Lights – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Lakeshore, 2012. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Sandra St VictorChocolate (album, inst, rmx acapella, rmx, rmx edit w/o rap, rmx dub, rmx inst)/Come Over (album) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1997. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has some aged spots.)

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Fay Victor EnsembleAbsinthe & Vermouth ... CD
Greene Avenue Music, 2013. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Fay Victor EnsembleCartwheeels Through The Cosmos ... CD
Greene Avenue Music, 2006. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Artist Share pressing. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Victor YoungSamson & Delilah/The Quiet Man ... LP
Varese, Late 40s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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BachJesus Dearest Master/Christ Lay In The Bonds Of Death – Robert Shaw/Robert Shaw Chorale/RCA Victor Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shaded dog stereo pressing – 1S/2S. Cover has some ringwear and a small amount of writing in marker.)

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Brahms/BizetBrahms, Bizet & Borge – Carmen/Rhapsody/A Lesson In Compotsition/Blue Serenade/Lullaby/All The Things You Are – Victor Borge ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul DesmondBest Of The Complete RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
RCA, Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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George GershwinGreat Scenes From Porgy & Bess – Leontyne Price/William Warfield/Skitch Henderson/RCA Victor Orchestra & Chorus ... LP
RCA, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has Demonstration stamps on back.)

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Dizzy GillespieComplete RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 30s/1940s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Pablo/DvorakLas Orillas/Sinfonia No 8 Op 88 – Victor Pablo Perez/Orquesta Sinfonica De Tenerife ... CD
Col Legno (Austria), 1991. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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SchumannPiano Concerto In A Minor Op 54 – Rubinstein/Krips/RCA Victor Symphony ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shaded dog, mono pressing.)

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VariousIf Music Presents You Need This – World Jazz Grooves – Compiled By Jean Claude & Victor Kiswell ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Not a set of world music-inflected jazz – although there is a bit of that – and instead, a wonderful collection of spiritual numbers from around the world – most recorded in the 70s, at a time when barriers were really breaking down in jazz music! All tracks here are nice and long, and most are groovers – but not in the typical funky jazz way – as the album is mostly earthy and organic, and mostly acoustic too – with musicians that work together wonderfully in ensemble format, and often find ways to incorporate non-traditional instruments into a jazz-based perspective! Titles include "Souffle (part 2)" by Armand Lemal, "Ismaa" by The Jazz Committee For Latin American Affairs, "Timbuktu" by Theo Loevendie Consort, "Fonetik A Velo" by Kafe, "Martinica" by Michel Sardaby, "Illustration" by Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble, "Pumu 1" by Masabumi Kikuchi, and "Itwenty Five" by Joe Malinga & The Southern African Force. CD
Also available If Music Presents You Need This – World Jazz Grooves – Compiled By Jean Claude & Victor Kiswell (3LP set) ... LP 24.99

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VariousIf Music Presents You Need This – World Jazz Grooves – Compiled By Jean Claude & Victor Kiswell (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 31.99
Not a set of world music-inflected jazz – although there is a bit of that – and instead, a wonderful collection of spiritual numbers from around the world – most recorded in the 70s, at a time when barriers were really breaking down in jazz music! All tracks here are nice and long, and most are groovers – but not in the typical funky jazz way – as the album is mostly earthy and organic, and mostly acoustic too – with musicians that work together wonderfully in ensemble format, and often find ways to incorporate non-traditional instruments into a jazz-based perspective! Titles include "Souffle (part 2)" by Armand Lemal, "Ismaa" by The Jazz Committee For Latin American Affairs, "Timbuktu" by Theo Loevendie Consort, "Fonetik A Velo" by Kafe, "Martinica" by Michel Sardaby, "Illustration" by Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble, "Pumu 1" by Masabumi Kikuchi, and "Itwenty Five" by Joe Malinga & The Southern African Force. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available If Music Presents You Need This – World Jazz Grooves – Compiled By Jean Claude & Victor Kiswell ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Paul Desmond & Gerry MulliganTwo Of A Mind (Victor Jazz pressing) ... CD
RCA, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A reunion of sorts for Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan – given that the pair had played together on record 5 years before, in a similar session for Verve! This album's almost lighter and more airy than the previous one – as it's done in a mode that echoes strongly with Desmond's own genius at RCA at the time – using a piano-less quartet format that has both horns carving out their own subtle space in sound, hanging together, but each occupying a different range of tonal color. The tracks are relatively longish, and the pair dart around each other nicely on tracks like "All The Things You Are", "Out Of Nowhere", "Blight Of The Fumble Bee", and "Two Of A Mind". CD
(Out of print. Still sealed, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ MozartConcertos For Piano & Orchestra In C Major & In B Flat Major – Fou Ts'Ong/Victor Desarzens/Vienna Radio Orchestra ... LP
Westminster, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsComplete RCA Victor Recordings (6CD set) ... CD
RCA, Early 60s. Used 6 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the finest work Sonny Rollins ever recorded – done in a number of different styles, but always the height of brilliance! The albums that make up the set features Rollins working through a range of styles after his semi-retirement period of the late 50s: some tracks have Latin rhythms, others are spare and fragile, with guitar by Jim Hall, and still others are ferociously free, played with a group that includes Don Cherry and Henry Grimes. Together, the tracks on the set's 6CDs show Rollins at his best – always a master of the tenor, no matter what the setting, capable of turning out solos both long and short, a well full of imagination and creativity. There's a heck of a lot of bonus tracks on the package – which features a total of 53 tracks in a well-done slipcase. Great stuff – as all the individual albums are fantastic, and the whole thing takes the work to the next level! CD
(Out of print – in great shape!)

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✨✧ Sons Of The PioneersTumbling Tumbleweeds – The RCA Victor Years Vol 1 ... CD
RCA, Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BrahmsConcerto In D Major For Violin & Cello In A Minor Op 102 – Jascha Heifetz/Gregor Piatigorsky/Alfred Wallenstein/RCA Victor Symphony ... LP
RCA, 1961. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Soria Series stereo pressing – 5S/6S – in a heavy cardboard sleeve with original book!)
 
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Yasuko AgawaFree Soul – Yasuko Agawa ... CD
Victor (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
A sweet little set – one that brings together some of the grooviest cuts ever recorded by Japanese singer Yasuko Agawa – one of the leading lights of the overseas scene at the end of the 70s! Yasuko's got this really special blend of styles – a bit jazz, a bit soul, often polished a bit in production, but never in a too commercial way – and occasionally set up with some Latin or Brazilian touches in the rhythms, which makes for some mighty nice grooves! Yasuko always able to transcend both the more AOR city pop styles of the time, and some of the more conventional Japanese soul – a very hip singer, as you'll hear on these 19 tracks that include "LA Nights", "New York Afternoon", "Skindo Le Le", "Seabird", "Velas", "Zanzibar", "Pardon My English", "The Universe Is Calling You", "Island Breeze", "Until You Tell Me", "It's My House", "Take A Holiday", and "In The Name Of Love". CD

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Gabriela AndersBossa Beleza ... CD
E1/Victor, 2009. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bunny Berigan with Gail ReeseSweet Varsity Sue/Why Talk About Love? ... 78 RPM
RCA/Victor, 1937. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original Victor Records sleeve!)

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Blue & White Marimba Band/Frank Ferera & Anthony FranchiniMy Isle Of Golden Dreams/Let The Rest Of The World Go By ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1920. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Ron CarterRon Carter – The Man With The Bass ... LP
Milestone/Victor (Japan), 1985. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An unusual Japanese-only collection of work by bassist Ron Carter – pulled from American sides for Fantasy, and done by Suntory Whiskey! The set features the new tracks "Double Bass" and "36414" with Jay Berliner on guitar and Kenny Barron on piano – and other titles include "Ah Rio" with Chet Baker on trumpet, NY Slick wiht JJ Johnson on trombone and Hubert Laws on flute, "12+12" with Kenny Barron on piano, and "Epistrophy" with Barron and a mixture of woodwinds. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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John ColtraneLush Life ... CD
Prestige/Victor (Japan), 1957/1958. Used ... $5.99
Strong work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader – even if the album is sort of a collection of tracks that Trane recorded for Prestige, instead of a discreetly separate session! Side one features Coltrane's tenor in a spare setting with Earl May on bass and Art Taylor on drums – playing mellow tunes like "I Love You" and "Like Someone In Love", as well as the original "Trane's Slow Blues". Side two features a blowing session mode – with Donald Byrd, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Louis Hayes – on the cuts "Lush Life" and "I Hear A Rhapsody". CD
(Out of print early Japanese pressing.)

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Johnny Dodds/Tiny ParhamSouth Side In Chicago ... LP
Victor (Japan), Mid/Late 20s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke EllingtonPerdido/Raincheck ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1942. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Emerson Lake & PalmerBrain Salad Surgery (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1973. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print SHM-CD pressing. This pressing comes in a cool replica fold out sleeve along with a mini poster – just like the original LP!)
Also available Brain Salad Surgery (with bonus track and 3D cover) ... CD 5.99

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Emerson Lake & PalmerEmerson Lake & Palmer (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1970. Used ... $9.99
With the genius "Lucky Man" – plus "The Three Fates", "Knife Edge", "Take A Pebble", and "The Barbarian". CD
(SHM-CD pressing.)

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Emerson Lake & PalmerTarkus (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1971. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print SHM-CD pressing.)

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Takuya FujiokaTakuya Fujioka Presents Let's Swing Now Vol 4 ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
A great album from the Japanese scene of the 70s – hardly swing at all, despite the title – and a record that makes fantastic use of the young Katsumi Watanabe on guitar! The groove is a bit soul jazz, but also has echoes of the 70s fusion world too – but in this really gentle way that's a nice bridge between the two styles – and Watanabe is a lot more restrained than usual, and as rhythmic as he is melodic – wrapped up beautifully alongside superb work on organ from Yuri Tashiro, and given some excellent tenor from Seiichi Nakamura. The group also features Sadayasu Fuji on piano, Noboyoshi Ino on bass, Hiroshi Murkami on drums, and Koji Moriyama on congas – a mighty tight rhythm unit – and in case you're wondering, Takuya Fujioka is the producer, not the leader – but somehow managed to get his name on the record. Titles include "What's New", "Like Someone In Love", "I Should Care", "A Woman's Work Is Never Done", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Takuya FujiokaTakuya Fujioka Presents Let's Swing Now Vol 5 ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $23.99
A great entry in this cool Japanese series from the 70s – one that focused on straighter swing sounds, in contrast to some of the more modern styles on the Japanese scene – but in a way that's still wonderfully fresh, and beautifully recorded! The album's credited to Takuya Fujioka – who's actually the producer and impresario, not a performer – and instead, the group features excellent work from Kazuo Yashiro on piano, Masanaga Harada on bass, Toru Konishi on guitar, and Donald Bailey on drums! Bailey's drums are great – romping in a really soulful way, which gives the record a great sort of edge – and the guitar of Konishi is excellent too, and rings out with less of the smoother modes than you might expect. Someone plays harmonica on "Sweet Bailey" – Donald Bailey, we're guessing – and other tunes include "We Four Samba", "Fall Of Love", "All The Things You Are", and "Don't Touch My Moustache". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Earl Hines/Fats Waller/Duke Ellington/Jelly Roll MortonHot Piano (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Near Mint- 4 x 78 rpm album ... $1.99
Includes the tracks "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" and "My Melancholy Baby" by Earl Hines, "Solitude" and "Dear Old Southland" by Duke Ellington, "Ring Dem Bells" and "Carolina Shout" by Fats Waller, and "Seattle Hunch" and "Freakish" by Jelly Roll Morton. 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Please Note – The Duke Ellington and Fats Waller discs are missing, and we have priced accordingly. Cover has some very light edge wear, but is otherwise in good shape!)

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Loleatta HollowayLoleatta (1976) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gold Mind/Victor (Japan), 1976. Used ... $9.99
A real turning point for the great Loleatta Holloway – and a record that really finds a great way to unleash her vocals for the dancefloor! Loleatta got her start as more of a traditional deep soul diva – but here, she really takes off with a sweet Philly groove – thanks to production from Norman Harris, who creates these incredible rhythms that really push Holloway forward strongly! Gone are the sad tears of earlier weepies, and in their place is a strong sense of joy and power – Loleatta's very positive, very progressive, and very dedicated to standing her own ground! Includes the big single "Hit & Run", plus "Dreamin", "We're Getting Stronger", "Ripped Off", and versions of "That's How Heartaches Are Made" and Curtis Mayfield's "What Now". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Hit & Run (orig Walter Gibbons 12" mix)", "Dreamin (orig Norman Harris 7" mix)", and "We're Getting Stronger (orig Walter Gibbons 12" mix)". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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JAMSilent Notes (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2017. Used Gatefold ... $14.99
A great little side project from three members of the legendary Soil & Pimp Sessions combo – pianist Josei, bassist Akita, and drummer Midorin – hence the JAM name of the group! These guys may have the structure of a jazz piano trio, but their sound is something quite different – very funky right from the start, as you'd expect from the S&P legacy – but also much more stripped-down than that previous group, with a similar mix of funk and jazz as Japanese groups like Indigo Jam Unit and early work by Quasimode! There's definitely plenty of jazz in the mix, but the core rhythm is equally important – and these guys have a lot more soul and depth than some of the "pretty boy" trios on the Japanese market of light, whose music is maybe a bit more flighty. Titles include "Foundation", "Totally Disorder", "Dancer On The Black Keys", "Alternative War", "Manchester", "Bell", and "Apple's Waltz". CD

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Spike JonesBlue Danube/You Always Hurt The One You Love ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1945. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Spike JonesHoliday For Strings/Drip Drip Drip (Sloppy Lagoon) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1945. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Eartha KittDown To Eartha ... LP
RCA/Victor, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(PLEASE NOTE – Cover has staining and waviness on the bottom half, with some tape on the bottom left corner. Original mono deep groove pressing.)

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Eartha KittSt. Louis Blues ... LP
RCA/Victor, 1958. Very Good- ... $0.99
Backings by Shorty Rogers, arrangements by Matty Matlock, and tunes from the film St Louis Blues! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Matt BiancoAnother Time Another Place (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1994. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MopsPsychedelic Sounds in Japan ... CD
Victor/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968/1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A buzzing, hard-hitting batch of pychedelic rock from Japan's The Mops – featuring some groovy, echoey tunes penned by the group and sung in their native language – plus a nice choice of passionate covers! The sound is a little bit like Love in their early rawness – and the Mops obviously have a great feel for psychedelia at its fuzziest and most tuneful. Great stuff! Tracks include "Asamade Matenai", "San Francisco Nights", "I Am Just A Mops", "The Letter", "Blind Bird", "Somebody To Love", "White Rabbit", "Light My Fire", "Kienai Omoi" and more – plus 7 bonus tracks from late 60s & early 70s – including "Omae No Subete O", "Atsuki Narenai", "Sleep, Jesus", "No Umbrellas" plus a couple alternate versions. CD

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Takeru MuraokaRock Joy In Sax ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99
Don't let the "rock" in the title fool you – as this is a jazz album all the way through, but one that has Japanese tenorist Takeru Muraoka taking on some of the hipper rock songs at the start of the 70s! Muraoka has this raspy, almost fuzzy tone at times – mixed with heavy drums, organ, and guitar – all with a fantastically powerful sound that reminds us of some of the grooviest work by Steve Marcus, Tom Scott, or John Klemmer during the same period – slight psychedelic currents, but always with a result that's more soulful than rockish – a very cool blend of elements that could have come from the Chess/Cadet studios at the end of the 60s. Titles include "Kozmic Blues", "Whole Lotta Love", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Try", "Stranger To Himself", "It's Too Late", "Eli's Coming", and "Music For Gong Gong". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Phineas NewbornHarlem Blues ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A later issue of material recorded in the late 60s by Phineas for Contempoary – tunes from the sessions for the album Please Send Me Someone To Love, but which didn't make the cut at the time – and are here issued a decade after the original recordings! The group on the set features Ray Brown on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – a slightly strange lineup for the record, given that Phineas is exploring the keys in a relatively traditional mode – a format that works well with the round, careful tones of Brown, but which is sometimes oddly punctuated by Jones' more forceful drum work. Titles include "Harlem Blues", "Sweet & Lovely", "Little Girl Blue", "Stella By Starlight", and "Ray's Idea". CD
(Out of print early Japanese pressing.)

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OndekozaOndekoza (Digital Recording) ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1981. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Art PepperSmack Up (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A nice straight batch of tracks from Pepper – and a record that we like more than some of the more "classic" ones on Contemporary! The album's got quite a strange title – Smack Up, a very strange choice, given Pepper's well-known experience as a junkie – and features some edgey work that really pushes Art away from the sweeter sounds of a few years before. There's some slightly off-kilter tracks on the set that really make it sparkle, including Duane Tatro's "Maybe Next Year", Ornette's "Tears Inside", and Harold Land's "Smack Up" – the irony of which, we're sure, was not lost on Art Pepper! Also includes Pepper's own "Las Cuevas De Mario" – and players include Jack Sheldon, Pete Jolly, Jimmy Bond, and Frank Butler. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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PigbagLend An Ear (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Y Records/Victor (Japan), 1983. Used ... $14.99
Funky, punky grooves from Pigbag – easily one of the more tuneful groups on the UK scene at the time, especially on a groovy little record like this! Unlike some of their more jagged contemporaries, Pigbag really had a way of making their rough rhythms come off with a slightly soulful feel – thanks to some jazzier touches on saxes and guitar, and in this case, some great vocals from singer Angela Jaeger – who's definitely got some warm and lyrical elements in her style. Titles include "Hit The O Deck", "Ubud", "Weak At The Knees", "No Such Thing As", "Listen Listen Little Man", and "Jump The Line". CD features 2 bonus tracks too – "The Big Dean" and "Scumda". CD
(Out of print.)

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Maud Powell with George FalkensteinGavotte From Mignon (single sided 78 rpm) ... 78 RPM
Victor, Early/Mid 10s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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William H Reitz/Fred Van EpsMocking Bird/Pearl Of The Harem ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1911. Very Good ... $3.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Sonny RollinsComplete Sonny Rollins In Japan ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $36.99
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums of the 70s – a Japanese-only live date that features some excellent work on both tenor and soprano sax! The group has a really great feel – thanks to congas by Mtume and guitar from Yoshiaki Masuo – both of whom bring some new elements to Rollins' groove, alongside electric bass from Bob Cranshaw and drums from David Lee. Sonny's solos are all well-blown and quite extended – put together with a strong sense of fire, and a bit less of the hoke that could sometimes show up on other US domestic albums. Tracks are all long, and titles include "Powaii", "Moritat", "Alfie", and "St Thomas". This 2CD version features a full bonus disc of previously unreleased work from the concert – 3 titles that include "Hold Em Joe", "Sais", and "God Bless The Child". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Shungo SawadaFool On The Hill ... CD
RCA/Victor (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
Groovy instrumental work from late 60s Japan – a set that features guitar from Shungo Sawada, and a feel that's a bit like some of Wes Montgomery's best large group sets for A&M or Verve! The core combo features Sawada on guitar, plus piano and organ from Maeda Norio – brought together with some fuller horns that often have an upbeat, soulful sort of quality – a bit like some of Don Sebesky's best backings for Montgomery in the early CTI years. Shungo's guitar has a warm, chromatic feel – and his use of a hollow-body guitar further emphasizes the colors in his music – really shining out nicely with a clear, clean sound on top of the larger backings. Titles include "Israel", "Fool On The Hill", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Up Up & Away", "The Look Of Love", and "You & The Night & The Music". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Shungo Sawada QuartetFormation ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
Searingly soulful work from the group of guitarist Shungo Sawada – a player we mostly know from his groovy instrumental sides of the 60s, but who sounds plenty darn hip in this setting! The record has a nice sort of soul jazz groove on most numbers – one that takes Shungo's warmer hollow-body guitar sound and wraps it around some sharper lines on alto sax and piano – plus a bit of flute on some numbers – all in ways that extrapolate nicely from mid 60s Blue Note and Prestige modes, and take off in unusual timings and rhythms. Titles and players are all in Japanese, but the music here speaks volumes on its own! CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Nat ShilkretJeannine I Dream Of Lilac Time/Out Of The Dawn ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1928. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Six Brown Brothers/H Benne HentonChin Chin/Laverne ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1917. Very Good ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Aileen StanleyNo Man's Mamma/Mighty Blue ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1925. Very Good ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Disc has a hairline crack.)

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Kiyoshi SugimotoRock Joy In Guitar ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
A great little record from Japanese guitarist Kiyoshi Sugimoto – a musician you might know from dreamier bossa-styled records in the 60s – but who here comes across with a sharper edge and a richer sound overall! Sugimoto plays both acoustic and electric on the record, in a way that's not rock at all – definitely jazz, with maybe some bluesy aspects in the phrasing – but which also features a set of tunes from the rock scene of the time – all taken here in instrumental readings that are pretty darn groovy overall! Instrumentation shifts a bit throughout – so that some tunes are gentle and open, others are full and fuzzy – and titles include "The Wizard", "Heart Of The Country", "Samba Pa Ti", "Deja Vu", "You've Got A Friend", and a cool "Beatles Suite". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Maxine SullivanPlease Be Kind/Moments Like This ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1938. Very Good ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Youichi Suzuki & Latin CompanionFascinating Latin Tenor Sax ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1967. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A nice cheescake cover – and the tenor sax solos are pretty nice too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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McCoy TynerEchoes Of A Friend (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A haunting tribute to the late John Coltrane – not just a "friend" of McCoy Tyner, but a key musical partner back in the 60s! The album's a solo piano effort – extremely intimate, but still played with that long-flowing majesty we always love in McCoy – and two of the tunes are famous Coltrane compositions – "Naima" and "The Promise" – and another is a spiritual reading of "My Favorite Things", done in a completely different mode than Trane's version. Other titles are Tyner originals – "Folks" and "The Discovery". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing, in the textured cover including insert. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a split spine.)

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McCoy TynerSahara ... CD
Milestone/Victor (Japan), 1972. Used ... $14.99
Pretty darn nice stuff from McCoy Tyner, from a period when he was opening up to the soul jazz spiritualism that was around him – a movement that was clearly directly inspired by his work with Coltrane, but which also helped to shape his playing, and return the favor of influence. The group here is a quartet, Sonny Fortune playing some excellent post-Coltrane soprano, plus a bit of flute and alto – and with rhythm by bassist Calvin Hill and drummer Alphonze Mouzon. The title tune – "Sahara" – takes up all of side 2 of the album, and side 1 features shorter tracks like "Ebony Queen", "Rebirth", and "Valley Of Life", which features McCoy on koto! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Sahara ... LP 11.99

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Paul WhitemanEverybody Step/Ka Lu A (Blue Danube Blues) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1922. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bunny Berigan with Ruth GaylorWacky Dust/Wearing Of The Green ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1938. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original Victor Records sleeve.)

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✨✧ Blind Willie McTellStatesboro Blues/Three Women Blues (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 78 RPM
Victor/Traffic, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very cool – a special new pressing of a vintage 78rpm single – one of the greatest tracks ever from Blind Willie McTell! Sounds a lot better than a vintage disc – and still plays at the breakneck speed of 78 revolutions per minute! 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Limited edition 78 rpm pressing! Plays with standard stylus.)

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✨✧ Fats WallerTea For Two/I Ain't Got Nobody ... 78 RPM
Victor, Mid 30s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roger Wolfe KahnWhere The Wild Wild Flowers Grow/Calling ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1927. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Masabumi Kikuchi SextetMatrix (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums ever from Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – a set that continues his development as a wonderfully expressive player on his instrument, but one that also opens up with a bit more bite at times, too – thanks to the presence of some sharp-edged contemporaries! The group's a sextet – with contributions from Hideyuki Kikuchi on alto, Akio Nishimura on tenor, and Tetuso Fushimi on trumpet – all musicians who can lay back in a soulbop groove if needed, but also come on with a bit more fire, too – almost working in a spiritual fusion mode on a few tracks, then balancing things out nicely at other times. Masabumi plays some very cool electric harpsichord on the Sadao Watanabe tune "If I Said The Sky Was Falling" – and other titles include "Matrix", "Green Dolphin Street", "In Fourth Way", and "Little Aby". CD
(SHM-CD pressing! Part of the excellent Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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✨✧ Snow White & The Seven DwarfsDwarfs' Yodel Song/Someday My Prince Will Come ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1937. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Snow White & The Seven DwarfsWith A Smile & A Song/Dig A Dig Dig & Heigh Ho ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1937. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(In an original Victor Records sleeve!)

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✨✧ Masahiko TogashiWe Now Create ... CD
Victor/Monkey Dog (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the wildest sounds we've ever heard from Japanese drummer Masahiko Togashi – a set that really lives up to its title's promise of immediate creative activity, as the whole thing feels as if it was spontaneously improvised throughout! There's definitely a free jazz approach taking place – but other elements also reflect some of the more subtle sonic areas that Togashi would bring to his music of the 70s – still pretty bracing and bold at times, but also with a sense of space that really enriches the whole proceedings. Instrumentation features tenor, guitar, bass, cello, and cornpipe – and titles include "Variations On A Theme of Feed-Back", "Invitation To Corn-Pipe Dance", "Artistry In Percussions", and "Fantasy For Strings". CD

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✨✧ Masayoshi TakanakaSuper Selection ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Classic solo work from Masayoshi Takanaka – the Japanese guitarist who served up projects in many different modes during the 70s, but who works here mostly in a soulful fusion style! Takanaka clearly has some chops, but also chooses to play it cool – going more for the laidback rhythmic phrasing of George Benson in the late 70s, rather than get as jamming as some of his other overseas contemporaries. Instrumentation on most titles is warmly soulful – never too slick, and with a good focus on Masayoshi's lead solos – on titles that include "Blue Curacao", "That's The Way Of The World", "Samba Pa Ti", "Ready To Fly", "Close Your Eyes", "Mambo Jambo", and "We're All Alone". CD
(Part of the Adlib Presents Victor Japanese Fusion series!)

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✨✧ Earl HinesEarl Hines & His Orchestra (1939 - 1940) ... LP
RCA/Victor (France), 1939/1940. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Terumasa HinoTerumasa Hino – The Best (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Victor (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the entire best of Japanese trumpet giant Terumasa Hino – but a sweet little set that brings together late 70s material from his electric run on the Flying Disk label! Hino was always a surprisingly versatile trumpeter – and although he spent the earlier part of the 70s doing more spiritual sessions, his late 70s output was equally great – but in a tighter, more soulful fusion mode! The shift is a bit like that of Freddie Hubbard – and like Hubbard, Hino was able to keep all the depth of his earlier work when making a shift to more electric modes. A number of these tracks also feature contributions from American jazz players – including fusion heavyweights Dave Liebman, Leon Pendarvis, David Spinozza, John Tropea, and Steve Gadd – and the tracks have a nice blend of jazz and R&B styles, handled with the perfection of the Japanese fusion scene of the time. Titles include "Samba De La Cruz", "Still Be Bop", "City Connection", "Antigua Boy", "Gently", and "Sty In My Waking Heart". CD includes bonus tracks – single versions of "Sweeter & Sweeter","Antigua Boy", and "City Connection". CD
(Part of the Adlib Presents Victor Japanese Fusion series!)

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✨✧ Ryohei HiroseContemporary Music Of Japan Vol 2 – Cello Concerto Triste/Clima For Orchestra – Tadashi Mori/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra/Akeo Watanabe/Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1981/1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons8 To The Bar (4 x 78rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Very Good+ 4 x 78rpm ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Disc 3 has a small edge chip. The album has some light edge wear.)

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✨✧ Native SonWind Surfing (with bonus track) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet fusion from Native Son – the excellent Japanese combo that features the mighty Takeiro Honda on Fender Rhodes and keyboards! The whole thing soars along in a style that's right in keeping with the cover – sunny, but never too slick – with a nice edge at times, thanks to work on tenor and soprano sax from the equally wonderful Kosuke Mine! Hiroshi Fukumura plays guest trombone on one track – and titles include "Wind Surfing", "Whispering Eyes", "Super Safari", "Bump Cruising", "Savanna Hot Line", and "Twilight Mist". CD features the bonus single mix of "Wind Surfing". CD
(Part of the Adlib Presents Victor Japanese Fusion series!)

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✨✧ SadisticsSadistics – The Best ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Forget the name of the group, because these guys are way too warm and smooth to be sadistic at all – and instead come across with all the best soulful qualities of the Japanese fusion scene at the end of the 70s! Most tracks have vocals, but there's also plenty of great work on guitar with a nicely jazzy vibe – over rhythms that keep things in a jazz funk vibe on most of the best numbers. Lyrics are often in English, but the set does have some Japanese tunes too – and titles include "On The Seashore", "The Tokyo Taste", "Far Away", "Type 1", and "Ready To Fly". CD
(Part of the Adlib Presents Victor Japanese Fusion series!)

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✨✧ Sadao WatanabeBossa Nova 67 ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1967. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Jazzy bossa from 60s Japan – one of a few great albums made in the genre by saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, easily one of the best bossa jazz players in the east at the time! The style here is simple, subtle, and very much in the best spirit of similar records coming from the US – a kind of Getz-inspired groove that mixes Sadao's work on alto and flute with lightly tippling rhythms from a five piece backing combo on piano, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion. Watanabe's reeds have a nice kind of edge at this point in his career – a sound that's not nearly as sweet as Americans attempting this music, and which gives an almost earthy approach that comes through beautifully in the echoey production. Titles include "Bonita", "Dindi", "Mas Que Nada", "Man & A Woman", "She's A Carioca", "So Danco Samba", "Black Orpheus", and "Girl From Ipanema". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early Victor Japanese pressing in the textured cover! Cover has some light wear along the opening.)

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✨✧ OV WrightLive In Japan ... LP
Hi Records/Victor (Japan), 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
OV Wright at the end of the 70s – working live in front of a very enthusiastic Japanese crowd, and in a groove that's right up their with his best work from earlier in the decade! In fact, there's a rawness here that you won't always find on Wright's other records – great live backing from a cool combo of American players, really rich in Memphis soul elements – and served up with funky touches that really work wonders with OV's presentation of the music. So instead of being a throw-off record for the overseas market, the set's instead a key piece of Wright's catalog at the time – seminal work that really stands strongly next to his studio classics. Titles include "Precious Precious", "I'd Rather Be Blind Crippled & Crazy", "Love & Happiness", "Eight Men & Four Women", "Into Something", and a great long "Medley" track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s UK pressing. Cover has light wear.)
 
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George AdamsNightingale (with bonus track) ... CD
Somethin Else/Blue Note (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $9.99
Beautiful work from reedman George Adams – a set that has him blowing some great tenor, plus a bit of flute and soprano sax too – on a set of laidback tracks served up with a great quartet! George's horn is definitely the star attraction here – but the combo's got just the right sort of sensitive swing to bring out his best – Hugh Lawson on piano, Sirone on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – all sparking their own sense of creativity throughout, yet never overwhelming George's lead. A few tunes pick up a great groove, which leads to some especially wonderful lines from Adams – those bolder moments that we love from the early years, recast here in the space of a familiar song – on titles that include "Cry Me A River", "Moon River", "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square", "Going Home", and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". CD also features the bonus track "Besame Mucho". CD
(A "Somethin'else Since 1988" series SHM-CD pressing!)

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Cannonball AdderleyBest Of Cannonball Adderley (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Pre-soul jazz years for Cannonball – with players who include Milt Jackson or Victor Feldman on vibes, Nat Adderley on cornet, Bill Evans or Wynton Kelly on piano, and Percy Heath or Sam Jones on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good- ... $9.99
Fantastic work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of their greatest performances from the seminal early 60s years! The band at this time includes Cannon on alto, Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and although Feldman's not as strong of a soul jazz player as Bobby Timmons or Joe Zawinul, both of whom also played with the group, his playing on this set is great, thanks to a really lively rhythm section! Includes an 11 minute version of "Sack O Woe", plus "Blue Daniel", "Azule Serape", and "Big P". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has wear and aging.)
Also available Cannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse (with bonus track) ... CD 7.99

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/Capitol, 1960. Used ... $7.99
Fantastic work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of their greatest performances from the seminal early 60s years! The band at this time includes Cannon on alto, Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and although Feldman's not as strong of a soul jazz player as Bobby Timmons or Joe Zawinul, both of whom also played with the group, his playing on this set is great, thanks to a really lively rhythm section! Includes an 11 minute version of "Sack O Woe", plus "Blue Daniel", "Azule Serape", and "Big P". CD also includes a bonus track – "Our Delight". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Cannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse ... LP 9.99

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Cannonball AdderleySwingin' In Seattle – Live At The Penthouse 1966 to 1967 ... CD
Reel To Real, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Great live work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – recorded during a time when the group's star was really rising on Capitol Records, but at a level that's got the more open-ended, freely-blown style of their classic concert dates for Riverside! The material here was all recorded for radio in Seattle, and the fidelity is excellent – sounds that are sharp as any of the group's key live albums of the period – with some very hip announcements between a few of the tracks! And unlike some radio live issues on the market, this one is nice and long – with eight long tracks that really open up – full of magical moments from Cannonball on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, Joe Zawinul on piano, Victor Gaskin on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Titles include "Sticks", "Big P", "The Girl Next Door", "Back Home Blues", "Hippodelphia", "74 Miles Away", "Morning Of The Carnival", and Somewhere". CD
(Excellent package – with great mastering, and a 28 page booklet of notes!)
Also available Swingin' In Seattle – Live At The Penthouse 1966 to 1967 ... LP 28.99

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Cannonball AdderleySwingin' In Seattle – Live At The Penthouse 1966 to 1967 ... LP
Reel To Real, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Great live work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – recorded during a time when the group's star was really rising on Capitol Records, but at a level that's got the more open-ended, freely-blown style of their classic concert dates for Riverside! The material here was all recorded for radio in Seattle, and the fidelity is excellent – sounds that are sharp as any of the group's key live albums of the period – with some very hip announcements between a few of the tracks! And unlike some radio live issues on the market, this one is nice and long – with eight long tracks that really open up – full of magical moments from Cannonball on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, Joe Zawinul on piano, Victor Gaskin on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Titles include "Sticks", "Big P", "The Girl Next Door", "Back Home Blues", "Hippodelphia", "74 Miles Away", "Morning Of The Carnival", and Somewhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered edition #352, still in the stickered outer sleeve.)
Also available Swingin' In Seattle – Live At The Penthouse 1966 to 1967 ... CD 16.99

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Azambuja & CiaAzambuja & Cia (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A record with an unusual source, but a sound that puts it right up there with some of the most heavenly rare Brazilian albums of the 70s – served up here in a folksy, jazzy mix of acoustic and electric elements – all with help from heavyweights who include Victor Assis Brasil, Mauricio Einhorn, Durval Ferreira, and the Azymuth trio! The songs are based around creations by a Brazilian comedy duo, but they hardly sound anything like that at all – as they're easy-going, mellow-grooving, and have these vocals that flow beautifully amidst percussion, guitar, and keyboards! There are two monologue tracks in Portuguese – both with audience laughter – but all other tracks are sung, and delivered with some wonderful arrangements by Jose Roberto Bertrami and Jose Menezes. Titles include "Negra Brecho", "Ao Billilico", "Tema Do Azambuja", "A Turma", "Verde", "Maristela", and "O Poste Da Rua Jorge De Lima". LP, Vinyl record album

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Andy BeyShades Of Bey ... LP
Evidence/Koko (UK), 1998. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99
A fantastic comeback moment for the great Andy Bey – a singer who did incredible work in the 60s and 70s – then disappeared from the recording scene for awhile! The set's a compelling batch of jazz vocal tracks that show Andy reinventing himself for a whole new generation of jazz listeners. The backing's by a nice small group that includes Gary Bartz on alto, with whom Andy recorded extensively in the 70s – and other players include Geri Allen on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. The album includes a haunting reworking of Nick Drake's amazing song "River Man", plus a version of Dori Caymmi's "Like A Lover", Monk's "Straight No Chaser", and the moody "Dark Shadows", which was a page from Earl Coleman's songbook. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art BlakeyHoliday For Skins Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $14.99
The rarest of all of Art Blakey's percussion group projects – and quite possibly the best, too! The session features Blakey at the head of a strong mix of jazz and percussion players – with Art Taylor and Philly Joe Jones on the regular drum kit, Donald Byrd on trumpet and Ray Bryant on piano, and a host of assorted percussion work by the likes of Ray Barretto, Sabu Martinez, Victor Gonzalez, Julio Martinez, and others. The resultant sound is incredible – very full, rich, and earthy – and done in a way that interweaves African and Latin percussion styles with straighter American jazz! A few cuts have chanting by Blakey and Sabu – and titles on this first volume include "The Feast", "Mirage", "Lamento Africano", and "Aghano". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)
Also available Holiday For Skins Vol 1 ... LP 38.99

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Art BlakeyHoliday For Skins Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Near Mint- ... $38.99
The rarest of all of Art Blakey's percussion group projects – and quite possibly the best, too! The session features Blakey at the head of a strong mix of jazz and percussion players – with Art Taylor and Philly Joe Jones on the regular drum kit, Donald Byrd on trumpet and Ray Bryant on piano, and a host of assorted percussion work by the likes of Ray Barretto, Sabu Martinez, Victor Gonzalez, Julio Martinez, and others. The resultant sound is incredible – very full, rich, and earthy – and done in a way that interweaves African and Latin percussion styles with straighter American jazz! A few cuts have chanting by Blakey and Sabu – and titles on this first volume include "The Feast", "Mirage", "Lamento Africano", and "Aghano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with insert!)
Also available Holiday For Skins Vol 1 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyHoliday For Skins Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $14.99
The rarest of all of Art Blakey's percussion group projects – and quite possibly the best, too! The session features Blakey at the head of a strong mix of jazz and percussion players – with Art Taylor and Philly Joe Jones on the regular drum kit, Donald Byrd on trumpet and Ray Bryant on piano, and a host of assorted percussion work by the likes of Ray Barretto, Sabu Martinez, Victor Gonzalez, Julio Martinez, and others. The resultant sound is incredible – very full, rich, and earthy – and done in a way that interweaves African and Latin percussion styles with straighter American jazz! A few cuts have chanting by Blakey and Sabu – and titles on this second volume include "Otinde", "Swingin Kilts", "Dinga", and "Reflection". CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Chris ByarsHundred Years From Today ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
The album's titled after an old jazz standard by Victor Young, but the whole thing is very much a personal statement from tenorist Chris Byars – who wrote every other track on the record, and who really comes across here with a voice that seems even more distinct than ever! Maybe part of that voice is the album's setting – as Byars blows in a piano-less sextet alongside John Mosca on trombone, Zaid Nasser on alto, and Stefano Doglioni on bass clarinet – a trio whose unified sound often provides a nicely colorful backdrop for Byars' solos, and who also swing in ways that are a bit unusual too. The approach is rooted in older west coast modes, but comes across here in a very fresh way – given a nice snap on rhythm from Ari Roland on bass and Phil Stewart on drums. Titles include "Flight", "Incognito", "Mountain Top", "Intention", "Lovelace", and "All The Things Are Redd". CD

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George CablesGeorge Cables Songbook ... CD
High Note, 2016. Used ... $9.99
George Cables looks incredibly young on the cover of this album – and his music sounds quite young, too – as if we've just discovered the pianist as a new player, with a sense of surprise that wins us all over again! The core trio on the record is great enough – with Essiet Essiet on bass and Victor Lewis on drums – a combo that help Cables hit this wonderful flow on part of the set – but then things really open up once other artists join in – including Craig Handy, who blows tenor or flute on four tracks – and the fantastic singer Sarah Elizabeth Charles, whose performances on six of the album's tracks almost remind us of the magic that Carmen Lundy brought to music with her brother Curtis! Charles is a fantastic singer, and her work on George's tunes here just brings in a whole new dimension to his music – the kind of collaborative association that makes jazz such a wonderful art form in the first place. Titles include "The Dark The Light", "Traveling Lady", "Baby Steps", "Think On Me", "Face The Consequences", "The Mystery Of Monifa Brown", and "For Honey Lulu". CD

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George CablesI'm All Smiles ... CD
High Note, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A really fluid trio set from pianist George Cables – the kind of record that reminds us all over again how great he really is! The group's an excellent one – with superb work on bass from Essiet Essiet and drums from Victor Lewis – both players who have this instant groove, but without hitting you over the head at all – a perfect balance to match the lyricism that's always inherent in George's piano work! But Cables is highly rhythmic here, too – but again in a subtle way – always blocking, shifting, and building his sound in ways that are deeply individual, and which make these mostly-familiar tunes sound mighty fresh. Titles include "Thermo", "I'm All Smiles", "Celebration", "Speak No Evil", "Besame Mucho", and "Three Views Of A Secret". CD

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Hadley CalimanIapetus ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic statement of soul from reedman Hadley Caliman – a player who gave us a handful of really amazing albums in the 70s! This set is definitely one of those gems – as it's got this flowing mix of spiritual currents that's really powerful – maybe more of a west coast take on the post-Coltrane energy of the time – with Hadley on flute and tenor, working with Luis Gasca on trumpet, Todd Cochran on piano, James Leary on bass, and Woody Theus on drums. All artists are maybe even more bold and powerful together here than on albums under their own names – working with Caliman's dark vision to soar out in wonderful ways – with added percussion from Victor Pantoja and Hungria Garcia. Titles include the groovy "Quadrivium", plus the longer cuts "Iapetus", "Dee's Glee", and "Ambivalence". CD

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CochemeaAll My Relations ... CD
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
You might know Cochemea Gastelum from his work in The Dap-Kings over the years – but this time around, the saxophonist is very much his own man – blowing a version of his instruments that often seems electrified, ala classic Varitone from the late 60s – used in these really new and compelling ways! Cochemea has occasional tribal impulses that belie his look on the cover – but all in this very focused way that never sounds too indulgent, and which instead always steps back to the soulful territory we love from Daptone Records! And yet the record's also maybe something new for the label too – looser, never straight funk or soul – as Cochemea heads up this fantastic ensemble that's very heavy on percussion, which drives the sound with a raw, rootsy vibe – while Victor Axelrod plays keyboards, and the man himself blows on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. A real killer – with titles that include "Maso Ye'Eme", "All My Relations", "Sonora", "Los Muertos", "Mescalero", "Song Of Happiness", and "Mitote". CD

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Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A key point in the development of the Miles Davis sound of the 60s – his first album to feature work from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by some equally nice work on other tracks from Victor Feldman and Frank Butler! The sound here is beautifully spare – a wonderful exploration of ideas that Miles had been putting forth on some other albums for Columbia, but crafted here with a vision that's apparent in the very first note – and which transforms both the tunes and the work of the players into a focused, near-perfect sound all the way through. Titles include "So Near So Far", "Seven Steps To Heaven", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Joshua", and "Basin Street Blues" – which even sounds great in this setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Also available Seven Steps To Heaven (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 8.99
 
 
 



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