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Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work from Victor Chukwu is so sharp and searing, there's often a bit more edge on some of the tunes than the lighter, brighter notes you'd usually associate with the genre! Plus, the vocals have this nicely echoey vibe – ringing out with a quality that's equally great, whether the lyrics are in English or Igbo – on long titles that include "Akalaka", "Born Throw Away", "Ogbu Mmadu", and "Nwanne Bu Nwanne". Next up is an album that Victor Chukwu did with the Black Irokos group – a set that's even more striking, and almost experimental at times – with all these odd elements played right down near the bottom of the guitar strings, which are then echoed out with effects that make them sound very cool next to the percussion! There's a bit of horns in the mix, but the guitar and offbeat vocals are the main appeal – on the long tracks "Onwu Uwa", "Anya Ukwu", and "Oge Chukwu Ka Nma". LP, Vinyl record album

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Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, Lenny WhiteElectric ... CD
Chesky, 2005. Used ... $9.99
Larry Coryell on electric guitar, Victor Bailey on electric bass, and Lenny White on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Victor DaviesRemixes ... CD
Compost (Germany), 2002. Used ... $4.99
New versions of tracks by one of the best NuSoul singers around – the sweet and smooth Victor Davies, whose debut on Compost is one of our favorite albums on the label! The set takes tracks from that self-titled set, and serves them up in new versions from a variety of European producers that include Da Lata, Cotton Club, Nuspirit Helsinki, Mark Rae, and Procreation. The quality of Davies' vocals – light, drifting, smooth, and mellow – make them perfect for reworkings such as these, and the set shifts mood from track to track, but never loses Davies' participation in the effort as its leading talent! Titles include "Runaway Train (Nuspirit Helsinki rmx)", "Blues For You (Mark Rae rmx)", "Spirit (Tommy Svensson's Spiritual afro dub)", "Better Place (Cotton Club rmx)", "Sound Of The Samba (Da Lata rmx)", "Lady Luck (Procreation rmx)", and "Lady Luck (Only Child rmx)". 11 tracks in all! CD

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Victor HaynesMy Time Is Here ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Victor Haynes' time has been here for a few years now – as he's really be serving up some great music over the past few releases – but this album's definitely got a positive, confident feel that really lives up to its title – jazzy, upbeat, and rock-solid all the way through! The record's a great example of underground soul that's tight, but very far from commercial – put together with all the classic elements of an old school record, but done with an indie vibe that's nice and lean – and which is very well suited to Victor's vocals and lyrics. There's a jazzy undercurrent throughout – almost a bit of an Incognito vibe, and we mean that in the best way possible – and titles include "Feel", "Sleep Over", "Serious", "Get Back", "My Time Is Here", "Love Will Conquer All", and "Give Me The Reason". CD

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✨✧ Roswell Rudd, Fay Victor, Lafayette Harris & Ken FilianoEmbrace ... CD
Rare Noise (UK), 2017. Used ... $12.99
Roswell Rudd on trombone, Fay Victor on vocals, Lafayette Harris on piano, and Ken Filiano on double bass. CD

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Victor Young/Daniele AmfitheatrofOmar Khayyam/The Mountain ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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✨✧ Victor BaileyBottom's Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With guests Michael Brecker and Najee on tenor sax, Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Kevin Eubanks on guitar, Marcus Miller on bass, Wayne Shorter and Branford Marsalis on soprano sax, Donald Harrison on alto sax, and Richard Tee on Hammond organ. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Victor Assis BrasilTrajeto ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful early album from Victor Assis Brasil – one of Brazil's greatest saxophone players of the 60s and 70s, and an artist with a keen post-Coltrane approach to his work! The album's awash in modally grooving numbers that would have made Coltrane proud – soulfully swinging tunes that bounce along on tight piano, bass, and percussion – as Victor spins out some lean and exploratory lines on alto sax. The album features some nice work by a young Claudio Roditi, and the lineup shifts a bit from track to track – but Brasil's incredible tone and solo work on the alto sax really holds the whole set together, and offers up a new surprise at each track! Titles include "Search For Peace", "Stolen Stuff", "Plexus", and "Summertime". CD

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✨✧ Victor & The GloveBreakmixer Part 2 – West Coast Pop Lock/Killer Groove/Magic Mike Theme/LA LA/Cold Wind Madness ... 12-inch
JDC, 1983. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early one sided west coast mix record. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a heated edge that plays with some surface noise, nothing too bad once it gets going.)

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✨✧ Victor Assis BrasilEsperanto/Victor Assis Brasil Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic double-length set – two full albums of music, essential for any fan of Brazilian jazz – or even jazz in general! First up is Esperanto – an incredible album from one of Brazil's greatest reed players of the 70s – the mighty Victor Assis Brasil – a free-thinking spirit who really took Brazilian jazz in bold new directions at the time! The record shows Victor absorbing a lot of post-Coltrane influences, and blending them with a tight approach to rhythm – laid down here by Dom Salvador on piano (and organ), Edison Lobo on bass, and Edson Machando on drums. The group is completed by Helio Delmiro on guitar, and Claudio Roditi plays trumpet on one track – but the real highlight is the amazing reed work by Brasil, which is filled with soul and warmth, plus a deep sense of exploration. The whole session was put together by Roberto Quartin in 1970 – and it's still extremely fresh today. Titles include "Children", "Gingerbread Boy", "Senegal", and "Marilia". Next is Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim – a fantastic album from this legendary Brazilian saxophonist – and one that's way different than the usual instrumental reading of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim! The setting is less of a bossa-inspired one than a post-Coltrane mode – as Victor Assis Brasil blows alto sax, and a bit of soprano – on long, stretched out versions of Jobim compositions – often given a bit of modal energy, thanks to the group's strong piano and organ performances by Dom Salvador. The rest of the players are all great, too – Helio Delmiro on guitar, Edson Lobo on bass, and Edison Machado on drums – all players who grew up in the bossa jazz years of the 60s, but who here are set free to explore new territory by producer Roberto Quartin. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Bonita", "Wave", "So Tinha De Ser Come Voce", and "Dindi". CD also features two bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Ao Amigo Quartin" and "Marilla". CD

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✨✧ Victor CaviniJapan ... LP
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A very unusual sound library album from the German scene – a set that's maybe a lot more ethnographic than the usual stock TV and commercial grooves you'd expect – done by Victor Cavini with a fairly sensitive blend of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a few key modern elements as well! Instrumentation includes koto, wood flute, and lots of percussion – mostly acoustic, and in these little short tunes that do a great job of painting a little scene in sound – served up as a total of 14 "Pictures Of Japan", originally recorded for the Selected Sound library label. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Victor McManemy/Tom DufelmeierLand Of The Free ... LP
Big Crossing, 1983. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Victor OrisJah Jah Soldiers ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1990. Fair ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has wear and aging, with yellowed tape on all four sides.)

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✨✧ Other Dimensions In Music with Fay VictorKaiso Stories ... CD
Silkheart (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Vocalist Fay Victor joins the wonderful group Other Dimensions In Music – for a performance that really helps deepen the sound and knock the whole thing out of the park! Make no mistake, we already love the instrumental side of the group – Roy Campbell on trumpets and other instruments, Daniel Carter on saxes and flute, William Parker on bass, and Charles Downs on drums and percussion – all shifting instruments, and working together in a mode that's very strongly in a legacy that runs from the AACM through the loft jazz generation! But the presence of Victor's voice really adds a whole new layer – contributions from various texts, which are spoken and sung, but in ways that are as unconventional as the music that Campbell and Carter make on their horns. Titles include "An Open Letter", "We Is We Trini", "Saltfish Refried", "Three Friends Advised", "Kitch Goes Home", and "John Gilman Wants Tobacco". CD

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Louis ArmstrongComplete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 to 1966 (7CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 7CD ... $118.99 119.00
A stunning overview of these two key slices of work from Louis Armstrong – material recorded for RCA Records in the mid 40s, and then his huge Columbia Records comeback sides in the 50s – the latter of which is presented here with a huge amount of unissued material and alternate tracks! The RCA work starts out the set – 78rpm material that includes both larger groups and small combos – including his All Stars and Hot Seven groups, as well as a 1946 Esquire Award Winners session. Columbia material begins in 1954 – and returns to some key all-star groups with some of Louie's best sidemen of the decade – on sessions supervised by George Avakian and Teo Macero, each of whom bring out a different quality in Armstrong's talents. In addition to all the 78rpm singles and unissued tracks, the sessions also feature material that appeared on the records Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy, Satch Plays Fats, The Real Ambassadors, Louis Armstrong Plays The Blues, and the unusual Book Of The Month Club album set of Rare & Unreleased performances. The set features a massive 141 tracks in all – and one of the biggest booklets of notes we've ever seen with a Mosaic set! CD
(Limited to 3500 copies.)

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongComplete RCA Victor Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
BMG, 1930s/1940s/Mid 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99
Includes 75 tracks on 4 CDs, plus a nice 35 page booklet with a long essay by scholar Dan Morgenstern. CD
(Out of print and includes slipcase.)

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Dizzy GillespieComplete RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 30s/1940s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
43 tracks with Benny Carter on alto, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, and Chu Berry on tenor, Milt Jackson on vibes, Al Haig and John Lewis on piano, Milt Hinton and Ray Brown on bass, and Joe Harris, Kenny Clarke, and Teddy Stewart on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael NesmithDifferent Drum – The Lost RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
That's a country-looking Mike Nesmith on the cover – which is no surprise, as these cuts were all recorded during Nesmith's great early 70s country rock years on RCA – although none of them were issued at the time! Those in the know love Mike's fantastic records with The First National Band – done after his time in The Monkees, at a time when he was really letting his hair down and his songwriting skills flow – to a point where he was joining the hipper country-inspired world of The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds! Those modes are in full flourish here – in a set that features 16 vocal numbers from the RCA years, including many rare alternates – and 8 more instrumentals, which show the wonderful use of pedal steel from Red Rhodes, and some of the other hip players on the sessions. Titles include "American Airman", "Six Days On The Road", and "Circle Sky" – plus rare alternates of "Some Of Shelly's Blues", "Marie's Theme", "Roll With The Flow", "Different Drum", "Tengo Amore", "Dedicated Friend", "Texas Morning", "Rene", "Listen To The Band", and other vocal tunes – some in very different arrangements. Instrumental tunes include "Hollywood", "Tan My Hide", "You Are My One", "Born To Love You", and "Magnolia Simms" – and the set also features a bonus "Loose Salute" radio spot too! CD

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VariousEdo Funk Explosion Vol 1 – Akaba Man/Sir Victor Uwaifo/Osayomore Joseph (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.99
They certainly got the "explosion" in the title right – as these tracks leap right out of the groove from the very first note – very heavy on percussion, and with a much starker, funkier sound than some other West African work from the early 80s! The tracks are all from the Edo region of Nigeria – a scene that was still hanging on to some of the leaner modes of the early 70s, while some of the work in Lagos was getting a bit more polished up – with a result that means that the drums are front and center in all these cuts, even when more modern instrumentation is being used – which makes for some highly rhythmic grooves that also earn the "funk" in the title too! As always with Analog Africa, the set list and notes are superb – and this package has a tighter scope than some of their others, as it focuses on the work of three main artists from Benin City – with titles that include "Africa Is My Root", "Who No Man", "Ororo No De Fade", and "My Name Is Money" by Osayomore Joseph; "Ta Gha Husimwen", "Popular Side", "Ta Ghi Rare", and "Ogbov Omwan" by Akaba Man; and "Aibalegbe", "Oviemama", "Skpaide No 2", and "Iranm Iran" by Sir Victor Owaifo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Michael NesmithDifferent Drum – The Lost RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's a country-looking Mike Nesmith on the cover – which is no surprise, as these cuts were all recorded during Nesmith's great early 70s country rock years on RCA – although none of them were issued at the time! Those in the know love Mike's fantastic records with The First National Band – done after his time in The Monkees, at a time when he was really letting his hair down and his songwriting skills flow – to a point where he was joining the hipper country-inspired world of The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds! Those modes are in full flourish here – in a set that features 16 vocal numbers from the RCA years, including many rare alternates – and 8 more instrumentals, which show the wonderful use of pedal steel from Red Rhodes, and some of the other hip players on the sessions. Titles include "American Airman", "Six Days On The Road", and "Circle Sky" – plus rare alternates of "Some Of Shelly's Blues", "Marie's Theme", "Roll With The Flow", "Different Drum", "Tengo Amore", "Dedicated Friend", "Texas Morning", "Rene", "Listen To The Band", and other vocal tunes – some in very different arrangements. Instrumental tunes include "Hollywood", "Tan My Hide", "You Are My One", "Born To Love You", and "Magnolia Simms" – and the set also features a bonus "Loose Salute" radio spot too! CD
Also available Different Drum – The Lost RCA Victor Recordings ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Rachmaninoff/LisztConcerto No 2 In C Minor Op 18/Concerto No 1 In E Flat – Artur Rubinstein/Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Alfred Wallenstein/RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shaded dog Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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✨✧ Fats WallerComplete Victor Piano Solos ... CD
Phoenix, Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Handful Of Keys", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Smashing Thirds", "Rockin Chair", "Tea For Two", and "Carolina Shout" – 52 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benny GoodmanComplete RCA Victor Small Group Master Takes ... CD
Disconforme (Spain), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
47 songs recorded between 1935 and 1939. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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BrainticketCelestial Ocean (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Victor/Lilith (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
Really heady work from Brainticket – a Swiss trio, and one who serve up this masterpiece at a level that rivals the best Krautrock work of the time! There's a very heady quality to many of the tunes – not full-on jamming, but instead this really compelling use of instrumental elements – keyboards, guitars, woodwinds, electronics, and other bits – but all given this sonic intensity that makes the individual pieces nice and crisp, not buried in the mix! The drums are hard and heavy, too – really driving – and there's a production perfection here that may well rival the sonic intensity of the 666 album by Aphrodite's Child. Titles include "Egyptian Kings", "Jardins", "Rainbow", "Era Of Technology", "The Space Between", and "Cosmic Winds". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonClementine/Five O Clock Drag ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1941. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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LaurneaLaurnea II (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1999. Used ... $11.99
An incredible new soul album – and one of our favorites of the past few years! Laurnea's one of the best singers we've heard in ages, and she's got a warm sweet wonderful voice that works perfectly with the album's mellow jazzy arrangements. There's lots of cool electric keyboards, a slowly funk rhythm section, and some great songwriting with a very positive vibe. Very much in the vein of some of the other great indie southern acts we've been stocking – like N'Dambe, Seek, or Donnie – but also with a totally tight sound that's sure to make her a big player in years to come. Catch this one first, and we guarantee you'll be the first on your block to raise a big fuss! Titles include "Come Inside", "Keep Your Head Up", "Music", "Wrong", "Mary", "She's Hurtin", "Groovin", "Peaceful Waters", and "Still Come Back 2 U". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hidehiko Matsumoto, Ejii Kitamura, Akio Mitsui, & OthersGolden Jam Session ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- ... $23.99
The great Sleepy Matsumoto plays tenor, in a host of other Japanese giants from the more swing-based side of the spectrum! Keiko Takahashi sings a bit on the record, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Quad pressing, with obi! Back of obi has some light wear, front is great.)

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MopsPsychedelic Sounds in Japan ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1968/1973. Used ... $14.99
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. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Quintet (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, & OthersJazz At Massey Hall (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1953. Used ... $2.99
A legendary concert – recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto, with a previously-unmatched quintet of superstar bop players – Charlie Parker on alto, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all coming together in a performance that's a bit rough at times, but which more than makes up for that roughness in its own sense of history! This single LP features the quintet performances from the date (others featured the trio of Powell, Mingus, and Roach) – on titles that include "Perdido", "Salt Peanuts", "All The Things You Are", "Wee", and "Hot House". CD
(Note – artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins In Japan ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1973. Used ... $14.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Satoru ShionoyaEartheory ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2007. Used ... $11.99
Features Satoru Shionoya on piano, Yosuke Inoue on bass, and Hideo Yamaki on drums. Tracks include "Morning Bliss", "Deep Affection", "In A Driving Rain", "Spanish Waltz", and "Hard Cookie Dance". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Anibal Troilo & Francisco FiorentinoCon Toda La Voz Que Tengo ... LP
Victor (Argentina), 1950s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Uruguayan pressing with deep groove.)

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Tropical Jazz Big BandLive In Yokohama ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1998. Used ... $11.99
Contemporary big band sounds with a latin twist. Tracks include "Sky Dive", "Fiesta A La King", "Mambo Inn", "Tune Up", "Squib Cakes", and "Mambo Medley". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sadao WatanabeCalifornia Shower ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1978. Used ... $19.99
A key fusion set from Sadao Watanabe – a record that has him moving away from some of the bolder tones of the early 70s, into warmly soulful territory that would him him find a much bigger international audience! The album's still got a nice sharp edge, though – as it's recorded in that key Japanese fusion stretch of the late 70s – a time when the overseas scene was digging some of the best elements from American electric jazz, and putting them together with a style that was clean, lean, and still plenty soulful. Watanabe's reeds get some great help here from American players who include Dave Grusin on Fender Rhodes, Lee Ritenour on guitar, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, and Ernie Watts on tenor – and rhythms feature tight drums from Harvey Mason, plus extra percussion from Paulinho Da Costa. Cuts include "Duo-Creatics", "Desert Ride", "Ngoma Party", "Seventh High", "My Country", "Turning Pages Of Wind", and "California Shower". CD
(Out of print, mid 90s pressing.)

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Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... LP
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is wonderful – a bit more upbeat and swinging than some of Yamamoto's other records, as Nobuo Hara leads the larger group with a totally cool sound – which makes the flute lines a sweet exotic touch over straightforward, soul-drenched, big band jazz! We might even link the sound to some of Dorothy Ashby's grooviest albums for Chess/Cadet – although with flute, instead of harp – and titles include "Komoro Mago-Uta", "Soma Bon-Uta", "Kokirio Bushi", "Sado Okesa", "Tairyo Utaikomi", and "Kuroda-Bushi". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTango Argentino Vol 2 ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1950s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Includes selections by the orchestras of Carlos Di Sarli, Rita Morales, Angel Vargas, Nicolas D'Allesandro, Angel Dominguez, Florindo Sassone, Carlos Figari, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ King Oliver's OrchestraCan I Tell You?/My Good Man Sam ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1929. Poor ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(NOTE – This copy is cracked through.)

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✨✧ Soil & Pimp SessionsEssence Of Soil ... LP
Victor/At Home Sound (Japan), 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest record we've heard so far from this Japanese jazz group – a combo we've been loving for many years, and who really seem to have unlocked some more spiritual currents in their music for this release! In the past, Soil & Pimp were often focused most strongly on the rhythms, and let their jazz soloing follow that pace – but here, they open things up with gentler, more modal elements – really letting the tunes build and find their way, and topping them off with excellent solos on trumpet, tenor, and piano! There's none of the more bombastic modes of the past, and instead these guys are at their most jazz-based to date – really getting us ready for more great records of this nature to come. The set features versions of "Inner Glimpse", "Love Supreme (part 2)", "Kitty Bey", "Soulful", "Silence", and "Planet Caravan" – all great! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Soil & Pimp SessionsEssence Of Soil (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest record we've heard so far from this Japanese jazz group – a combo we've been loving for many years, and who really seem to have unlocked some more spiritual currents in their music for this release! In the past, Soil & Pimp were often focused most strongly on the rhythms, and let their jazz soloing follow that pace – but here, they open things up with gentler, more modal elements – really letting the tunes build and find their way, and topping them off with excellent solos on trumpet, tenor, and piano! There's none of the more bombastic modes of the past, and instead these guys are at their most jazz-based to date – really getting us ready for more great records of this nature to come. The set features versions of "Inner Glimpse", "Love Supreme (part 2)", "Kitty Bey", "Soulful", "Silence", and "My Favorite Things" – all great! CD

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✨✧ Mal Waldron & Gary PeacockFirst Encounter ... LP
Victor/Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Far-reaching and incredibly soulful work from Mal Waldron and Gary Peacock! Both players are at the height of their powers here, and have a warmth and sense of interplay that makes the session one of the best they did alone or together during the time. The group's a trio, with Hiroshi Murakami added in on bass – and the overall feel is similar to some of the best Japanese trio sessions of the early 70s, with great recording, long drawn-out introspective songs, and free unbridled playing that you don't always get on American sessions by the same players. Titles include "Walking Way", "What's That", "She Walks In Beauty", and "The Heart Of The Matter". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Yasuko AgawaYasuko Love Bird ... CD
Victor/Beatball (Korea), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful early album from this hip Japanese singer – done in a mix of jazz and soul that reminds us a lot of Marlena Shaw! The overall style here is perhaps a bit more on the jazz side of the spectrum, but the arrangements and production are definitely influenced by American R&B of the 70s – in a way that takes Yasuko's versions of familiar standards, and turns them into sophisticated soul numbers. Instrumentation is a nice mix of acoustic and electric elements – and titles include "Wave", "Confide In Me", "The Good Life", "Too Shy To Say", "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter", and "It Might As Well Be Spring". CD
(Out of print, includes Beatball obi.)

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✨✧ Paul Whiteman, Bix Beiderbecke, Hoagy CarmichaelAll Star Album Presenting The Original Pioneers Of Swing – Dedicated To The Memory Of Bix Beiderbecke (6 x 78 rpm) ... 78 RPM
Victor, Mid 30s. Very Good+ 6 x 78 rpm ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen. Booklet cover has a split and missing spine and a few traces of tape on the front.)
 
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Cannonball Adderley74 Miles Away/Walk Tall ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021
A stone classic from Cannonball Adderley – and a pivotal set that has him continuing the live recording setting of some of his best 60s albums, while also stretching forward to some of the more inventive ideas of the latter part of the decade! David Axelrod produced, and the album's definitely got his ear firmly in place – a great way of bringing together the album's hip instrumentation – Cannon's alto, Nat Adderley's cornet, and the wicked electric piano of Joe Zawinul – played here in a style that would go onto have a huge influence on countless other musicians on the instrument. Rhythm is by Victor Gaskin on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums – and as with other Axelrod live albums, there's some great spoken bits left in the mix – Cannon's charming conversation with the audience, which really opens up the tunes. Titles include the 2 title hits – "Walk Tall" and "74 Miles Away" – plus "I Remember Bird", "Oh Babe", and "Do Do Do". CD

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Cannonball Adderley QuintetCannonball Adderley Quintet Plus ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $9.99
An all-star set from Cannonball Adderley – a hip standout in his pre-Capitol years for Riverside! The "plus" in the title is pianist Wynton Kelly – who works with the group wonderfully on 4 of the album's 6 tracks – bringing in a slightly different feel on the keys than you might get from some of Cannon's other albums – slightly lyrical at points, in a really great way. Rhythm is from the rock-solid team of Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – and of course Nat Adderley's also in the group on cornet, and Victor Feldman rounds out the ensemble on vibes, but also plays piano on the tracks that don't feature Kelly. There's a strong undercurrent of Adderley's Riverside soul jazz vibe on the set – and titles include "Arriving Soon", "New Delhi", "Winetone", "Well You Needn't", "Star Eyes", and "Lisa". CD

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Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova All StarsIt's A Bossa Nova World ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
It's definitely a bossa nova world when Laurindo Almeida's around – given that the player first got the whole sound going in the 50s, then returned the favor in the 60s with some great albums like this for Capitol Records! The set's a bright blend of LA jazz and bossa rhythms – played by a group that also features Howard Roberts on electric guitar, Jimmy Rowles on organ, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Shelly Manne, Victor Feldman, and Chico Guererro on lots of percussion! Almeida plays guitar and cavaquinho on the session – and titles include "Rio Bonito", "Lisbon Antigua", "More", "Danke Shoen", "Till Then", "Say Wonderful Things", and "Sukiyaki". CD

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Azambuja & CiaAzambuja & Cia (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 26.98
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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Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, & OthersBefore Columbus Foundation ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A hip batch of underground poetry tracks – collected together by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting the works of African-American and Native American artists! Despite the 1980 date, the collection has a feel that's similar to earlier righteous poetry albums on the Folkways label – proof that the flames were still burning strong in the underground, even though artists such as these weren't getting as much mainstream attention at the end of the 70s! Most readings are recorded live, with a relatively spare, stark sound – and performances include "Dope" by Amiri Baraka, "St Louis Woman" by Ishmael Reed, "For The Poets" by Jayne Cortez, "Bark Is What Us Dogs Do" by David Meltzer, "Flipochinos, Being Your Woman, & Pacific Lover" by Cyn Zarco, and "Artist/Art This" by Victor Hernandez Cruz. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Kenny BarronLive At Fat Tuesdays ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99
Soulful genius from Kenny Barron – an excellent quintet outing from the late 80s, and one that really benefits from the presence of horns added to the trio! Kenny's work on piano is always great – and his sense of scope, soul, and timing are presented perfectly here – but what we really appreciate is the way that Eddie Henderson's trumpet and John Stubblefield's tenor flesh out the longer tunes on the set, and bring in even more colors that Barron's own writing and performance. The rest of the quintet features Cecil McBee on bass and Victor Lewis on drums – and tracks include the great originals "Lunacy", "518", and "Sand Dune" – plus "There Is No Greater Love" and "Misterioso". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Kenny BarronQuickstep ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $13.99
One of those great Kenny Barron records from a time when it seemed like the pianist could do no wrong – effortlessly turning out great sessions like this, with such prolific energy that it's sometimes hard to remember them all! Yet even so, Quickstep is a real standout – a record that shows the maturity Barron was hitting as both a leader and a player at the time – a fierce, focused power that really brings together a great quintet here – with John Stubblefield on tenor, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, David Williams on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The record's the sort that we treasure more and more over the years, and feel like we never appreciated fully at the time – and titles include "Hindsight", "Quickstep", "Big Girls", "Here & There", "Once Upon A Time", and "I Wanted To Say". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Kenny BarronWhat If? ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
Although Kenny Barron's always a heck of a great musician on his own or in a piano trio, we're especially partial to his work in groups with horn players – and this album is a great example of that preference! Kenny first came to fame working with Dizzy Gillespie in the 60s, and since that point, he's always had a tremendous ear for the right tones and shadings from horns needed to augment his own soulful vision on the keys – a way of setting up the other players in the group to build on the well-crafted Barron lines, and take them even further into the stratosphere. This set follows that format, and draws great energy from Wallace Roney on trumpet and John Stubblefield on tenor – both at their younger best, and working alongside Kenny's piano with Cecil McBee on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. The lineup sparkles most on the 4 longer Barron numbers on the album – "Phantoms", "What If", "Voyage", and "Lullabye" – all of which take us back to the brilliance of Kenny's best Muse albums of the 70s. Other tracks feature smaller, more piano-centrist groupings – on tracks that include "Dexterity", "Close To You Alone", and "Trinkle Trinkle". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Count BasieCount Basie Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99
Features 78 rpm recordings for Decca, Victor, Okeh, Vocalion, and Columbia. Tracks include "Jive At Five", "Blow Top", "Let Me See", "Taps Miller", "Avenue C", "Moten Swing", "Lazy Lady Blues", "One O'Clock Boogie", and "Lady Be Good" – 99 tracks total. CD
(Out of print. Box has some wear.)

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Andy BeyShades Of Bey ... LP
Evidence/Koko (UK), 1998. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
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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Carla BleyVery Big Carla Bley Band ... CD
Watt, 1990. Used ... $9.99
Players include Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow, Lew Soloff, Gary Valente, Victor Lewis, and Wolfgang Puschnig. CD
(Out of print.)

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Willie BoboNew Dimension ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Latin soul percussionist Willie Bobo hits a new dimension here – singing as well as playing timbales, hitting a groovy groove that's perfect for his rough and ready vocals! The track list is a mix of 60s soul covers and a few very tasty original tunes – all done in a mod style that's right up there with the best sound of Verve at the end of the 60s. The players on the record are great – with Latin and jazz talents that include Sonny Henry, Freddie Waits, Jimmy Owens, and Victor Pantoja – grooving in tight combo format to support Willie's vocal efforts. Tracks include "Psychedelic Blues", "Sham Time", "Lisa", "Grazing In The Grass", "The Look Of Love", and "Yellow Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 60s pressing! Cover has a cutout mark in a corner, which also has a small name in pen. Back has a few light notes in pen.)

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Allan BotschinskyNight ... CD
M-A Music, 1988. Used ... $14.99
Features Allan Botschinsky on trumpet, Over Ingmarsson on saxophones, Thomas Clausen on piano, Lars Danielsson on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. CD
(Out of print, first US pressing Booklet folds out with a replica of the original LP art.)

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George CablesToo Close For Comfort ... CD
High Note, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The great George Cables is in wonderful form here – balancing things perfectly between the boldness of his left hand on the rhythms, and the more lyrical modes that he opens up with the right – serving up these effortless and beautiful tunes that make us fall in love with his music all over again! The trio's every bit as well-balanced and fluid as Cables on the keys – Essiet Essiet on bass and Victor Lewis on drums – although both of those artists step out for one solo track, and each handle a duo on their own with George. And although the standard status of the title tune might make you think you're in for something pretty basic, the first note of the record argues strongly against that – and keeps on making the case through tunes that include "Teddy", "Crazy Love", "Klimo", "This Is My Song", and "Circle Of Love". CD

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CochemeaAll My Relations ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Sam CookeTeenage Sonata/If You Were The Only Girl ... 7-inch
RCA, 1960. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a RCA Victor sleeve, with light wear.)

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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Sweet boogie groovers from the early 80s Nigerian scene – heavy on warm vocals from Victor Essody and riffing guitar from Claude Dibson – but also warmed up with plenty of basslines and keyboards too! The sound is pretty spare and tight – electro soul, maybe filtered through a bit of a Nigerian impulse – especially as William Onyeabor acted as remixing engineer on the set, a presence that you can definitely hear in the way that some of the keyboards come across! Tunes are shorter and more focused than any of Onyeabor's work, though – with a great glow on both the groovers and few mellow moments – titles that include "Justice", "Music Makes You Move", "Music Lovers", "My Love Is For You", "Keep On Trying", "No One's Gonna Live Forever", and "Let Your Body Move". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lou DonaldsonForgotten Man ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1981. Very Good ... $9.99
A tight quartet set from the great Lou Donaldson – cut in the early 80s and his first set for the Timeless label! Donaldson is of course unforgettable, always sounding his finest in quartet form – here doing his thing with passion with Herman Foster on piano, Geoff Fuller on bass and Victor Jones on drums. Titles include "Confirmation", "Whiskey Drinkin' Woman", "This Is Happiness", "Exactly Like You", "Don't Blame Me", "Melancholy Baby" and Donaldson's terrific centerpiece "Tracy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued seam. Label has a name in pen.)

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Duke EllingtonMasterpieces 1926 to 1949 ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
A budget collection, but one that's overflowing with great music – classic sides recorded for Victor and Brunswick with Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Joe Nanton, and Jimmie Blanton. Includes 93 tracks on 4 CDs, plus a 52 page illustrated booklet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerBlame It On My Youth ... CD
Contemporary, 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great group – with Clifford Jordan on tenor and soprano sax, plus James Williams on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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FeatherChen Yu Lips ... LP
Discovery, 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A sweet and jazzy set of vocals – recorded in LA with a really wonderful finish! Feather are the team of Weaver Copeland and Mahmu Pearl, and they sing together with a style that's a lot like the hippest work of Jackie & Roy or the team of Dave MacKay & Vicki Hamilton – breezy, lightly dancing, and performed with loads of nice jazzy changes. Instrumentation on the set includes some tenor sax by Eddie Harris, vibes by Victor Feldman, and plenty of strong Latin percussion from Luis Conte – and tunes include versions of the Clare Fischer tunes "Morning" and "Gaviota", plus the tracks "Mulege Day", "Out Of The Night", "Chen Yu Lips", "Follow Your Road", and "On Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a bit of splitting on the top seam, and a name on the back.)

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Joseito FernandezGuajira Guantanamera ... LP
Areito, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Titles include "Guarijra Guantanamera", "A Primera Vista", "De Tumbao", "Demuestrame Tu", "No Me Vonviene", " Son Candela" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Japanese Victor promo pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age on back.)

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Chico & Von FreemanYou'll Know When You Get There ... CD
Black Saint, 1989. Used ... $6.99
A great meeting between Chicago tenor legend Von Freeman and his freely creative son, Chico Freeman – who plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, bass clarinet, and even an IVL pitch rider! The rest of the group features EJ Allen on trumpet, Geri Allen on piano, Donald Pate on bass, Victor Jones on drums, and Norman Hedman on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan Getz & Chet BakerStan Meets Chet ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... $4.99
A classic meeting of these two talents – recorded in Chicago with a Chicago rhythm section of Jodie Christian, Victor Sproles, and Marshall Thompson. The album's an odd one, and is recorded with less of the impeccability of some of Verve's other sessions (which is probaby how the Chicago team got in the action) – but given Baker's harder-edged proclivities at the time, the set's a very interesting one to hear, and the relaxed nature of the tracks brings out some important solo moments from both players. 4 long tracks – including "I'll Remember April", "Jordu", and "Half-Breed Apache". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny GriffinChicago, New York, Paris ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $6.99
Johnny Griffin on tenor sax, Roy Hargrove on trumpet and flugelhorn, Kenny Barron or Peter Martin on piano, Christian McBride and Rodney Whitaker on bass, and Victor Lewis or Gregory Hutchinson on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Onaje Allan GumbsThat Special Part Of Me ... LP
MCA/Zebra, 1988. Very Good+ ... $0.99
With Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano and synthesizers, Anthony Cox on bass, Roger Byam on soprano sax, Andres Laprida on guitar, Victor Lewis on drums, and Don Alias on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and radio station notes in pen and marker on front.)

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✨✧ Andrew HillDance With Death (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderful session by Andrew Hill – recorded in 1968, but issued only briefly in 1981 – and out of print for years! The session is a key one in understanding Hill's work – as it's a bridge between the arch modernism of his early Blue Note sides, and the more soul-oriented playing of the Grass Roots album. The group features Joe Farrell and Charles Tolliver on horns – both of whom open up the sound at the same time they're giving it a nice bottom – and the rest of the combo includes Victor Sproles on bass and Billy Higgins on drums. The album's an enchanting one – lighter than earlier years, but still with a compelling vision that's all Hill's own. Titles include "Dance With Death", "Love Nocturne", "Black Sabbath", "Partitions", and "Fish N Rice". CD features a bonus alternate take of the title cut. CD

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Johnny HodgesThings Ain't What They Used To Be ... LP
Camden/Quintessence Jazz, 1940s. Sealed ... $7.99
A collection of mostly small group sessions for Victor, with Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Harry Carney, and Jimmy Blanton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue, still sealed, but with some splitting and fraying at the spine.)

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Jazzmeia HornLove & Liberation ... CD
Concord, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
We really loved Jazzmeia Horn on her debut, but this time around she really knocks it out of the park – to a point where we're ready to list her among our top few favorite jazz vocalists – a short list that includes Betty Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Shirley Horn! We're not easy with praise like that – but in this case, it's very well-deserved – as the record is one of those jazz vocal sets that comes along once in a blue moon – all original material by the singer, handled with a soulful, soaring style that's made even better by the small combo on the set – a great group that features Victor Gould on piano, Stacy Dillard on tenor, Josh Evans on trumpet, Jamison Ross on drums, and Ben Williams on bass. Horn's got an ability to both deliver a straight lyric with just the right mix of soul and emotion, and take off on jazz-styled flights as well – and her sense of inflection is amazing – at once very old school, like few "jazz" singers can do these days – but also instantly personal and contemporary. Titles include "Free Your Mind", "Out The Window", "Only You", "When I Say", "Legs & Arms", "Reflections Of My Heart", and "I Thought About You". CD

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Cosmo Intini Jazz SetMy Favourite Roots ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic work from pianist Cosmo Intini – a great player in his own right, but one who also really seems to create some special magic with key players in his group – a lineup here that features some especially great sounds from saxophonist Gary Bartz, on a record that may well be one of his best from the time! Bartz is on fire throughout – really delivering some great solos on both alto and soprano sax – and the group also features excellent contributions from trumpeter Paolo Fresu, who seems to match Gary's spirit, depending on the tune. Other players include the always-great Victor Lewis on bass and Carroll Dashiell on bass – on titles that include "Powerful Warrior", "Fatherly Love", "Steps", "Round Midnight", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Illinois JacquetComplete 1945 to 1950 Sessions (3CD set) ... CD
Definitive (Spain), Late 40s. Used 3CD ... $29.99
A great set that brings together tracks recorded for Aladdin, Apollo, Metro, Savoy, Victor, and Bluebird – 68 tracks total! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wayne ShorterMusic Of Wayne Shorter ... CD
Blue Engine, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A fantastic tribute to the compositional genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and one that also features some great performances from the man himself! We're don't always immediately gravitate to the work of the Jazz At Lincoln Center group, but this is a really special project – one that has the musicians delivering really inspired large group readings of classics from the Shorter songbook – as Wayne's horn settles in beautifully alongside a lineup that also includes Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, and Paul Nedzela on reeds – plus Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, and Ryan Kisor on trumpets – and Vincent Gardner on trombone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. Titles include "Hammer Head", "Diana", "Lost", "Armageddon", "Mama G", "Three Marias", "Teru", "Yes Or No", and "Contemplation". CD

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersJazz Crusaders At The Lighthouse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... $11.99
The landmark first album to feature the Jazz Crusaders playing live at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach – the start of a great run of albums that would go onto help redefine the sound of soul jazz in the 60s! Although the group was already plenty darn great on their studio sides, working at the Lighthouse seemed to allow them to open up even more – work in a slightly longer, more spacious setting than in the studio – with more room for creative solos and a sound that was often more deeply soulful overall! In fact, the Jazz Crusaders association with the club helped turn the sound of the Lighthouse away from the "cool" reputation it got from Lighthouse All-Stars albums of the 50s – and open the place up as the more righteous venue for jazz expression to come from players like Lee Morgan, Grant Green, and Elvin Jones on Blue Note! The lineup here is classic Crusaders – with plenty of searing tenor work from Wilton Felder, slidingly soulful trombone from Wayne Henderson, storming piano by Joe Sample, and tight tight rhythm from Victor Gaskin on bass and Stix Hooper on drums. Tracks include some great originals, like "Congolese Sermon", "Cathy's Dilemma", and "Scandalizing", plus a great version of Jackie McLean's "Appointment in Ghana". CD also features 2 long bonus tracks – "Boopie" and "Penny Blue". CD
(Original 2006 Pacific Jazz/EMI pressing.)

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King OliverComplete Joseph King Oliver 1923 to 1931 Vol 6 – 1929 to 1931 ... CD
King Jazz (Switzerland), 1929/1930/1931. Used ... $14.99
Vintage material recorded by King Oliver for Victor, RCA, and Brunswick. Tracks include "New Orleans Shout", "I Must Have It", "Edna", "Mule Face Blues", and "Shake It And Break It". CD
(Out of print.)

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John KlemmerBrazilia ... CD
MCA, 1979. Used ... $4.99
With Jorge D'Alto, Oscar Castro Neves, Abraham Laboriel, Lenny White, Airto Moreira, Alex Acuna, Paulinho Da Costa, Victor Feldman, Bob Magnusson, and William Smitty Smith. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jakob MagnussonSpecial Treatment (Yellow cover) ... LP
Steinar (Iceland), 1979. Very Good ... $24.99
With Magnusson on keyboards, synthesizers, and vocals, Steve Anderson on bass, David Logeman on drums, and Carlos Rios on guitar; plus guests Tom Scott on sax and lyricon, Michal Urbaniak on electric violin and lyricon, Ernie Watts on sax, Victor Feldman on vibes and marimba, Joe Farrell on flute, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow vinyl pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has some marks that click on "Special Treatment" and "Bob Along". Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Shelly Manne & His MenShelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 3 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... $6.99
Classic hardbop from the west coast – a set of live recordings done at the Black Hawk jazz club in San Francisco at the end of the 50s, featuring Shelly Manne at the head of a group that includes the great Joe Gordon on trumpet! Tracks are longer, livelier, and have a lot more solo room and spontaneity than Manne's usual albums from the time – and the rest of the group include Richie Kamuca on tenor sax, Victor Feldman on piano, and Monty Budwig on bass. Tracks on this third volume include "I Am In Love", "Whisper Not", and "Black Hawk Blues". CD

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Shelly Manne & His MenShelly Manne & His Men At The Blackhawk Vol 4 (with bonus track) ... CD
Contemporary, 1960. Used ... $11.99
Classic hardbop from the west coast – a set of live recordings done at the Black Hawk jazz club in San Francisco at the end of the 50s, featuring Shelly Manne at the head of a group that includes the great Joe Gordon on trumpet! Tracks are longer, livelier, and have a lot more solo room and spontaneity than Manne's usual albums from the time – and the rest of the group include Richie Kamuca on tenor sax, Victor Feldman on piano, and Monty Budwig on bass. Tracks on this fourth volume include "Cabu", "Just Squeeze Me", and "Nightingale". CD
(Out of print.)

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Carmen McRaeIn Person (aka Carmen McRae Live At Sugar Hill – San Francisco) ... LP
Mainstream, 1962. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Mainstream repackaging of a wonderful set by Carmen McCrae – captured at San Francisco's Sugar Hill in 1962 – backed by a tight trio! Carmen is in sweet form here, very loose and and wise, and the group knows just how to fill out the sound. She scats loosely on the opening "Sunday", nearly hits a weep on "What Kind Of Fool I Am", and actually manages to breathe some life into "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" – no mean feat! The players include Norman Simmons on piano, Victor Sproles on bass, and Stu Martin on the kit. Other tracks include a playful "A Foggy Day", "Let There Be Love", "This Is All I Ask", "Thou Swell", "It Never Entered My My Mind" and "Make Someone Happy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blind Willie McTellComplete Recorded Works In Chronological Order – Volume 2 ... LP
Document/Third Man, Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Landmark recordings from the legendary Blind Willie McTell – served up here on a host of classic sides originally recorded for the Columbia, Okeh, Vocalion, and Victor labels in the early 30s! The recording quality is surprisingly strong on most numbers – really able to capture the subtle vocal and acoustic guitar inflections that Willie can serve up like nobody else – a rich sense of presence and personality that still comes through all these many years later, and which may well resonate here on this beautiful pressing as strongly as on the original 78s! Titles include "Low Rider's Blues", "Razor Ball", "Southern Can Is Mine", "Stomp Down Rider", "Rough Alley Blues", "Mama Let Me Scoop For You", and "Searching The Desert For The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blue MitchellLast Dance ... LP
Jam, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
With Victor Feldman on piano, Dick Spencer on alto, John Heard on bass, and Dick Berk on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Charnett MoffettPlanet Home ... CD
Evidence, 1995. Used ... $5.99
Charnett Moffett on bass, Victor Lewis on drums, and Geoff Keezer on piano and synthesizer. CD

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Alphonse MouzonMan Incognito ... CD
Blue Note/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A monstrous bit of jazz funk from drummer Alphonse Mouzon – spacey tracks in a choppy style that reminds us a bit of some of the best European fusion albums from the period, but with a harder groove overall! Mini Moog and ARP trip out the sound throughout, but the underlying rhythms are nice and heavy. Lee Ritenour's on guitar, and he gets a lot of play on the record – but the main groove is Alphonse's heavy funky snakefoot! Al's drums and percussion are furiously frenetic, and he also plays a lot of keyboards – and other players include Tom Scott on tenor, Dave Grusin on clavinet, Victor Feldman on bongos and congas, and Charles Meeks on bass. A few tracks have vocals – by Marty McCall, Jackie Ward, and Caroline Willis – as well as Alphonse himself and the album's also got two very nice break-oriented tracks – "Snake Walk" and "New York City" – both with nice hard drums! Titles include a number of other good fusion groovers, like "Without A Reason", "Just Like the Sun", "Before You Leave", "Just Like The Sun", and "Mouzon Moves On". CD

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David MurrayLucky Four ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $16.99
A gentler set than some of David Murray's other US dates from the time – but in a really great way that nicely gets at the more sensitive side of his work on tenor and bass clarinet! There's a bit of a hardbop groove to the album, but also a bit more freedom too – a style that never goes that far out, but which reminds us through subtle cues that most of these players have a longer legacy in more avant-oriented work. The group features Dave Burrell on piano, Wilbur Morris on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – and Burrell especially echoes a range of influences here – almost pulling from older eras of jazz in the way that Jaki Byard used to – an approach that's often echoed by Murray in his horn. Titles include "Valley Talk", "Chazz", "As I Woke", "Abel's Blissed Out Blues", "Sharing", and "As I Woke". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Angel OntalvaMundo Flotante ... CD
OctoberXart (Spain), 2012. Used ... $6.99
Angel Ontalva on guitar, Fran Mangas on saxophone, Victor Rodriguez on keyboards, Amanda Pazos Cosse on bass, and Toni Mangas on drums. CD

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✨✧ Joe PassStones Jazz ... CD
World Pacific (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet jazzy take on the music of The Rolling Stones – one that features guitarist Joe Pass in the lead, over some tight backings from the great Bob Florence! Joe's joined by Dennis Budimir on additional acoustic guitar – and both players ring out with a hollow-body sound that's a lot lighter than the original style of Jagger & Richards – almost a bossa take on the Stones at points, supported by soprano and tenor sax from Bill Perkins, trombone from Tommy Pedersen, and vibes from Victor Feldman. Titles include "Lady Jane", "I Am Waiting", "As Tears Go By", "Stones Jazz", "Paint It Black", "Play With Fire", and "Mother's Little Helper". CD

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Jeremy PeltNoir En Rouge – Live In Paris ... CD
High Note, 2018. Used ... $11.99
A really great live set from trumpeter Jeremy Pelt – who seems to use the format to open up with even more bold energy than his recent studio albums! There's a freewheeling vibe here that reminds us of the way that Freddie Hubbard could really transform in a live setting – both searing as a soloist, and this very powerful force as a leader – really urging the best out of his group on the date – a quintet that includes Victor Gould on piano, Vincente Archer on bass, Jonathan Butler on drums, and Jacqueline Acevedo on percussion! The other players have this incessant energy that can't help but drive Pelt forward – and the whole group gels together wonderfully, on titles that include "Black Love Stories", "Sir Carter", "Re-Invention", "Make Noise", "Evolution", and "I Will Wait For You". CD

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✨✧ Irv RochlinLine For FP ... CD
Munich/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Irv Rochlin is a pianist that few folks know, and that's a damn shame – because Irv left his American home in the 60s, took up residency in Amsterdam, and became a hell of a great player, and one with a very lyrical tone! You'll hear that quality here in full proportion – as the album's one of Rochlin's overlooked sessions from his days overseas – a record that has a stunning amount of depth, but with a sense of effortless ease – as you might hear from an American player like Kenny Barron or Tommy Flanagan during the same stretch in their careers. The rest of the group is nice, too – with Victor Kahihatu on bass and the great Eric Ineke on drums – great partners for Irv, as he makes his way through tunes that include "West Of Eden", "Beautiful Love", "Blue In Green", "Tenderly", "With A Song In My Heart", and "Line For FP". CD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)

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Sonny RollinsBridge ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1962. Used ... $3.99
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – one that marked his comeback in the early 60s, after a brief period of retirement, and which also initiated a string of incredible recordings with guitarist Jim Hall. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowing late 50s sessions might not expect the album to work – but instead, it sets up his playing in a whole new mode that brings out a leaner, more confident, more sophisticated solo mode that shows that his time woodshedding in retirement was well spent. Rollins playing is impeccable, with a maturity not heard in his late 50's work, and the whole album is a beautiful study in measured, thoughtful soloing. Tracks include "John S.", "The Bridge", and "God Bless the Child". CD
(Out of print Victor Jazz edition. BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Marco RosalesCanta Conmigo – Sing With Me (box with book) ... LP
Music Minus One, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A nice little set of Latin jazz instrumentals – arranged by Rosales for the Music Minus One series – which in this case, is "singer minus one"! The tunes were recorded ostensibly for a singer to practice with – but they stand up plenty nicely on their own, thanks to a crack lineup that includes Victor Paz on trumpet, Bill Watrous on trombone, Charlie Palmieri on piano and bongos, Hal McKusick on flute, Tito Puente on timbales, and Bobby Rodriguez on bass. Titles include "Oye Como Va", "Frenesi", "Without You", "Perfida", "Amor", "The Girl From Ipanema", and "Amapola". LP, Vinyl record album
(Box set with a cool booklet too – featuring Spanish and English lyrics to the tunes, plus sheet music! Cover has name in marker, box is in super shape!)

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Frank RosolinoFree For All ... LP
Specialty, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Not the all-out chaos you might expect from the title, but a hell of a great 50s session from trombonist Frank Rosolino – produced by a young David Axelrod, and possibly one of Frank's greatest albums of the time! The group's got a bit more bite and a lot more soul than some of Rosolino's other combos – thanks in part to smoking tenor from Harold Land, who's at the height of his young powers here – and from tight rhythms by Victor Feldman on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Stan Levey on drums! But Axelrod's clearly part of the sound here, too – as the bass feels way more up in the mix than usual for a date of this vintage – making for a pulse that gets things moving, even when mellow – a real delight to our ears so many years later. Titles include "Chrisdee", "Love For Sale", "Twilight", "Free For All", and "Sneakyoso". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Miklos RozsaTime To Love & A Time To Die ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A dramatic soundtrack to this Douglas Sirk film! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Japanese MCA/Victor pressing, VIM-7204. Includes the insert.)

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Robb ScottSiren ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A beautiful tribute to the Cali soul sound of the 70s – served up here by Robb Scott with a wonderfully groovy sound! The music here recalls that great moment when things could be tight, but never slick or commercial – maybe the productions of Larry Mizell, or the flowing soulful fusion of Patrice Rushen – and Robb handles much of the music himself on a variety of instruments, and also sings vocals – but in the best collaborative Cali spirit, he also opens the door to work with help from The Waters, Sandra St Victor, Juliet Roberts, Gina Foster, and Elisabeth Troy – all artists who lend a great sense of vocal spirit to the album. The set's nice and long – with a great mix of interludes and full songs – and titles include "Neptune Atmosphere", "Rotary Love", "Keep On", "Essaouira Wind", "Siren", "Negative Pleasures", "Hummingbird", "California Suite Revue", and "Venus In Virgo". CD

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Tom ScottDesire/Target ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1982/1983. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Sweet sax from the great Tom Scott – two early 80s Columbia albums in a single package! Desire is proof that Scott could still make an electric jazz album sound more soulful than most of his mainstream contemporaries! There's a really great sense of balance here – production that's certainly polished, but instrumentation that's never sleepy at all – those always-sharp reeds we love from Tom, especially on alto and soprano sax – plus some great keyboard work from Victor Feldman, who has a similar sense of space and timing ot match Scott's groove! The set's got a feel that's a bit like some of the few really great albums from Dave Grusin – and some cuts have vocals, although mostly of the backup type. Titles include "Desire", "Sure Enough", "The Only One", "Stride", "Chunk O Funk", and "Meet Somebody". Target features a wide range of styles from saxophonist Tom Scott – some tracks that are in the funkier fusion he scored with in the 70s, but others that have some soul and pop touches as well! Scott's horn is still nice and sharp when he gets to step out in the solo spotlight – more so on the instrumental tracks, but a bit less so on the vocal ones – which feature singers who include Maria Muldaur, Kenny James, and Lee Ving. Other players include Harvey Mason on drums, Ernie Watts on tenor and alto, Victor Feldman on keyboards, and Paul Jackson on guitar – and titles include "Burundi Bump", "The Biggest Part Of Me", "He's Too Young", "Aerobia", "Target", and "Come Back To Me". CD

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Jimmy SmithBluesmith ... LP
Verve, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the hippest Jimmy Smith albums of the early 70s – a lean and mean, down and dirty, back to basics session for Verve – one that's got plenty of grit in the grooves! L:ike the Root Down album, this set is recorded live with a very stretched out feel – tracks that take Jimmy Smith back to the more open-ended styles of his roots, and get past some of the slicker notes of later years. There's not as much heavy funk as on Root Down, but the sound is still equally great – with plenty of sharp edges on the instrumentation, which includes Jimmy's Hammond alongside bass from Leroy Vinnegar, tenor from Teddy Edwards, guitar from Ray Crawford, drums from Donald Dean, and congas from Victor Pantoja. One title – "Blues For 3 + 1" – hits a great little groove that's almost bossa-funky – and other tracks include "Absolutely Funky", "Lolita", "Bluesmith", and "Mournin Wes". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has tape on the seams, light surface wear, and a name in marker.)

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✨✧ Steely DanCountdown To Ecstasy ... LP
ABC, 1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Superb work from Steely Dan – and a record that really shows them hitting perfection in the studio! The core sound of this one's jazzier than before – with some great help on instrumentation from Victor Feldman, Lanny Morgan, Bill Perkins, and other west coast jazzers – all helping the group sound great on some of the tightest tracks ever written by the team of Becker and Fagan! Ecstasy is definitely in reach with the sound of this set – a sublime effort all the way through that really set a whole new standard in 70s rock! Includes classics like "Bodhisattva", "Your Gold Teeth", "My Old School", and "Show Biz Kids". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Mike SternThese Times ... CD
ESC, 2003. Used ... $5.99
Jim Beard on guitar, piano and synthesizer, Kenny Garrett on alto and soprano saxophone, Bob Franceschini and Bob Malach on tenor saxophone, Jon Herington on guitar, Bela Fleck on banjo, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, and Will Lee on bass, Dennis Chambers and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Don Alias, and Richard Bona on percussion, with vocals from Elisabeth Kontomanou and Richard Bona. CD

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Gabor SzaboGypsy 66/Spellbinder ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Two very groovy records – back to back on a single CD! Gypsy 66 is one of Gabor Szabo's best records – a hip small combo session, featuring backup by Gary McFarland, Sadao Watanabe, Richard Davis, and Willie Rodriguez – an odd kind of lineup, but one that goes well with the offbeat grooves of the set! The overall sound has lots of touches of the McFarland Latinized rhythms of the time – but also stretches out with some of those great snakey guitar solos from Szabo – not nearly as extended or trippy here on other albums of the time, but in a really great way that makes for some tight, hip, mod little tracks! The set's one of Gabor's best from the 60s – and titles include "Flea Market", "Walk On By", "Gypsy Jam", "Gypsy '66", and "The Echo Of Love". The whole thing's kind of a compressed take on the sound of Gabor's Spellbinder album – if you know that one! Spellbinder is breezy brilliance from the legendary Gabor Szabo – and one of the grooviest albums the Hungarian guitarist recorded during the 60s! The set's almost a tightening up of the style that Szabo first brought to prominence in his work with Chico Hamilton – a sound that's got roots in gypsy guitar, but which is also influenced by modern, Latin, and soulful styles of the 60s. There's an airiness to Gabor's guitar that's almost trippy – but which never goes too far out on the set, and really keeps a focus on the backings laid down by the album's highly rhythmic combo of Chico Hamilton, Ron Carter, Victor Pantoja, and Willie Bobo. Szabo makes a surprisingly great vocal appearance on 2 tracks – "Bang Bang" and "Autumn Leaves" – both sung in this weirdly dark style that's a great contrast to the lightness of his work on guitar. Other titles include Gabor's hit "Spellbinder", plus "Gypsy Queen", "It Was A Very Good Year", "Yearning", and "Cheetah". CD
 
 
 



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