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Victor BaileyBottom's Up ... CD
Atlantic, 1989. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny Barron/Victor Lewis/Rufus ReidMoment ... CD
Reservoir, 1991. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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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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Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, Lenny WhiteElectric ... CD
Chesky, 2005. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Victor FeldmanArtful Dodger ... CD
Concord, 1977. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Artful Dodger ... LP 1.99

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Victor FeldmanArtful Dodger ... LP
Concord, 1977. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Artful Dodger ... CD 18.99

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Victor FeldmanFiesta ... LP
PAJ, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and promo stamp.)

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Victor FeldmanFiesta & More! ... CD
JVC, 1984. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Victor FeldmanRio Nights (aka In My Pocket) ... CD
Hindsight, 1978. Used ... $8.99
An excellent bit of 70s funk from Victor Feldman – smooth, electric, and very different from much of his other work. The set was recorded with direct to disc mastering – and has a feel that's a lot like CTI or Kudu work from the mid 70s, no surprise as the set features work by funky fusion stalwarts like Hubert Laws, Harvey Mason, and Chuck Domanico. Feldman plays acoustic piano and some sweet Fender Rhodes – and titles include "Rio", "Skippin", "I Am Happy", "In My Pocket", and "Welcome To The Party". CD
(Out of print.)

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Victor HaynesTake It To The Top (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
Really great work from Victor Haynes – the soul singer who's been giving us some great albums for Expansion Records over the years – real gems that have slowly been creating an instant-classic collection of music that keeps on going strong! Haynes has this positive, upbeat vibe that takes us back to that initial explosion of UK soul at the start of the 90s – a way of drawing on the spirit of the classics, but really looking forward – using sophisticated phrasing on his vocals, but never in a way that calls too much attention to itself – just continues to deliver this really well-crafted approach to contemporary soul! Production, arrangements, and everything else about the album is rock-solid – and titles include "Take It To The Top", "Do I Qualify", "Hopping Skipping So In Love", "My Sweetest Temptation", "Jazz Street", "Spend Some Time", "Who Do You Love", "Help Me Feel The Sun", and "Strong Love (Groovemay mix)". CD

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Victor LewisFamily Portrait ... CD
Audio Quest, 1992. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Made In Brasil with Victor MNumero Um ... LP
Nucleus, 1975. Sealed ... $14.99
A totally sweeeeeeeet batch of Brazilian grooves – recorded in San Francisco, with a great 70s Bay Area sound! Victor M leads the group on percussion and vocals – but the real charm of the set is in its electric piano riffing, and soulful electric vibe. Most of the cuts have vocals – kind of in a Sergio Mendes 70s style, or in the mode of some of Marcos Valle's more electric work – and although the tunes are mostly familiar numbers like "Reza", "Agua De Beber", "Zazueira", "Upa Neguinho", and "Crickets Sing For Anamaria", they're done in a mode that's very fresh – kind of a bridge between 60s Brazilian interpretations, and later ones by recent groups! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese P-Vine pressing.)

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Victor ManuelleVictor Manuelle ... CD
Rovette (Mexico), 2013. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Victor ManuelleVictor Manuelle 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Rama Lama (Spain), Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
... CD

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Victor RomeoLove Will Find A Way (radio, club/Acid Rain (rain dance UK)) ... 12-inch
Dance Mania, 1988. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Dance Mania sleeve. Label has a small BPM sticker.)

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Victor Silvester & Su Orquesta De CuerdasLatin American Dance Parade (10 inch LP) ... LP
Columbia, 1950. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Fay VictorBarn Songs ... CD
Northern Spy, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Fay Victor has always been an experimental sort of singer – and here, she works in a very experimental setting – a "chamber trio" that just features her voice alongside the cello of Marika Hughes and alto sax of Darius Jones! Fay's voice is wonderful – cresting with the sort of sharp edges that Abbey Lincoln would bring to her more pensive, more avant performances – set up in a way that also echoes some of the classic modes of Jeanne Lee – but with these beautifully poetic lyrics that are very much Victor's own. Titles include "Stealaway", "Last Night's Dinner", "Dream State", "Sometimes", "Talk Talk (part 2)", "Nico", and "There They Are". CD

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✨✧ Victor DaviesRemixes ... CD
Compost (Germany), 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ El Clan De Victor/Dimension LatinaTop Hits Tropical Presenta – El Clan De Victor & Dimension Latina ... LP
Top Hits (Venezuela), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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✨✧ Victor GoinesGenesis ... CD
AFO, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Victor DemeVictor Deme (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chapa Blues/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2007. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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 FeldmanArrival Of Victor Feldman ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title and cover image are a bit misleading – as Victor had already been in the US for about 4 years by the time of this set – but as far as west coast jazz was concerned, he'd definitely "arrived" through a series of great contributions to classic albums! The outing's a trio date – with Feldman on both vibes and piano – drums by Stan Levey, and bass by a young Scott LaFaro, who really helps keep things interesting throughout! Feldman often changes moods with his change of instruments – and the album's almost an effort to show the full range of his talents in a smallish space – but the overall presentation is never too split-minded. Titles include "Serpent's Tooth", "Waltz", "Chasing Shadows", "Flamingo", "Sposin", "Satin Doll", "Bebop", and "Minor Lament". CD

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✨✧ Victor FeldmanHis Own Sweet Way ... CD
Ronnie Scotts, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Victor FeldmanIn My Pocket ... LP
Cohearent Sound, 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of 70s funk from Victor Feldman – smooth, electric, and very different from much of his other work. The set was recorded with direct to disc mastering – and has a feel that's a lot like CTI or Kudu work from the mid 70s, no surprise as the set features work by funky fusion stalwarts like Hubert Laws, Harvey Mason, and Chuck Domanico. Feldman plays acoustic piano and some sweet Fender Rhodes – and titles include "Rio", "Skippin", "I Am Happy", "In My Pocket", and "Welcome To The Party". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited direct master.)

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✨✧ Victor FeldmanTo Chopin With Love ... LP
PAJ, 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddy ArnoldComplete RCA Victor Christmas Recordings ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1960s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Warm sounds for the Holiday season – a double-length set of Christmas tunes, sung by the great Eddy Arnold! Eddy recorded most of these numbers at a time when he was at the height of his countrypolitan talents – able to croon a tune with a smooth, mellow approach that almost made him the Perry Como of the country world – although set up with more of a Nasvhille vibe, thanks to producer Chet Atkins! The match of Atkins and Arnold is one of the all-time greats in mid-century pop – and the duo seem to push themselves even more strongly on this seasonal material. The CD features the full 1961 Christmas album recorded by Eddie, plus loads more Holiday singles – most of which have never been collected before. 26 titles in all – with tracks that include "Christmas Can't Be Far Away", "White Christmas", "Up On The Housetop", "Will Santa Come To Shanty Town", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Christmas", "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day", "Silent Night", "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas", "Winter Wonderland", "The Angel & The Stranger", and "New Year's Greeting". CD

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Bach/Handel/Mozart/Dvorak/Charpentier/Debussy/Deparc/et alArt Of Dorothy Maynor – Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra/Koussevitzky/Boston Symphony/Levin/Victor Orchestra/Leinsdorf/RCA Victor Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1940s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed Red Seal mono pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington The Centennial Edition – The Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1927 to 1973 (24CD box set) ... CD
RCA, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 24CD & Book ... $264.99
A beautiful package with a 125 page book. CD
(Out of print. A beautiful package with original box, book and individual CD sleeves! Box has some light water staining on the bottom of the cover but is otherwise in great shape!)

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Dizzy GillespieComplete RCA Victor Recordings ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Late 30s/1940s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benny GoodmanComplete RCA Victor Small Group Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
RCA/BMG, Mid/Late 30s. Used 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Grieg/RachmaninoffConcerto In A Minor Op 16/Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini Op 43 – Artur Rubinstein/Alfred Wallenstein/Fritz Reiner/RCA Victor Symphony/Chic ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shaded Dog, Mono pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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RachmaninoffConcerto No 3 In D Minor Op 30 – Vladimir Horowitz/Fritz Reiner/RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1951. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shaded dog mono pressing – 4S/5S.)

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Sons Of The PioneersTumbling Tumbleweeds – The RCA Victor Years Vol 1 ... CD
RCA, Mid 40s. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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VariousRCA Victor Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP
RCA, 1940s/1950s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $5.99
A great collection of work from the blues and R&B years of RCA and related labels, including Bluebird – with work from Jesse Stone, Lucky Millinder, The Heartbreakers, The Robins, Du Droppers, Isley Brothers, King Curtis, Cab Calloway, Rene Hall, Mr Sad Head, Blowtop Lynn, Milt Trenier & His Sound Six, Illinois Jacquet, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ HandelRoyal Fireworks Music/Water Music – Stokowski/RCA Victor Symphony ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shaded dog stereo pressing – 1S/1S! Cover has light edge wear and very light water stains on the back.)

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✨✧ SchumannPiano Concerto In A Minor Op 54 – Rubinstein/Krips/RCA Victor Symphony ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shaded dog stereo pressing – 1S/1S! Cover has some light edgewear.)
 
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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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Cover GirlsAll That Glitters Isn't Gold (aka We Can't Go Wrong) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1989. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Tyrone DavisTurn Back The Hands Of Time ... CD
Brunswick/Victor (Japan), 1970. Used ... $14.99
The second album from Chicago soul legend Tyrone Davis – and every bit as wonderful as his first! Like that set, this one bounces along on a wave of well cast Chisoul arrangements – penned by Tom Washington and Willie Henderson, with a great mix of the sweet and the rough – bubbling under with a heavier rhythm than you might expect for such a session. The whole set skips along with a sound that's totally tight, but also plenty darn righteous – and Tyrone's voice crackles with honesty and feeling on the album's entire set list. Tracks include the mega-hit "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", plus "Undying Love", "If It's Love That You're After", "I Keep Coming Back", and "Let Me Back In". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Turn Back The Hands Of Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Dr FeelgoodBrilleaux (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Stiff/Victor (Japan), 1986. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print 2006 K2HD pressing with 3 bonus tracks.)

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Dr FeelgoodClassic (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Stiff/Victor (Japan), 1987. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print, 2006 K2HD pressing with 2 bonus tracks.)

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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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Ray HaydenSky So Blue (Japanese pressing with bonus track) ... CD
Opaz/Victor (Japan), 1996. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Eartha KittDown To Eartha ... LP
RCA/Victor, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono deep groove pressing.)

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Monday Michiru & Toshiko AkioshiJazz Conversations – The Other Side Of Monday Michiru ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
The other side of Monday Michiru – or, more appropriately, the early side of the great soul singer – given that her roots in jazz go very far back, to the time when she was the child of two very famous jazz musicians! This set has Monday reunited with her mother – the legendary pianist Toshiko Akioshi – who works exclusively on piano, in this wonderfully pointed, introspective style – while Monday both sings in a jazz style, and plays flute as well – an instrument she first used on record when she was about ten years old. The reunion is a wonderful one – and while Toshiko's every bit as great as you'd expect, we find ourselves falling in love with Monday even more than before – as her handling of the mellower material is beautiful, and opens up an even more deeply expressive side of her vocals than before. The record's got a bit of added bass and drums at points – and titles include "Frog", "Long Yellow Road", "First Night", "Love & Life", "New Girl In Town", "Broken Dreams", and "Ain't Gonna Ask No More". CD

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Hugo MontenegroGood Vibrations ... LP
RCA/Victor, 1969. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Pre-moog work from Hugo Montenegro – but a set that's still pretty darn groovy! The Beach Boys reference in the title is very well put, as Hugo's using some cool harmony vocals for the record – a chorus that definitely takes some of its inspiration from Brian Wilson, singing here both with lyrics, and some wordless modes – not on every track, but used enough to give the record a really Sunshine Pop sort of appeal! Other instrumentation is great too – electric bass underneath fuller strings, offbeat woodwinds, fuzzy guitar, and even a bit of whistling – which has a cool sort of electronic feel. The blend of sounds is amazing – very unique, and already showing that Montenegro's one of the hippest talents of the 60s. Titles include "Classical Gas", "Rosemary's Baby", "Night Rider", "Lady in Cement", "A Future Left Behind", "Tony's Theme", and "Good Vibrations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican stereo pressing.)

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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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Art PepperFeatured In Other Groups (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Contemporary/Victor (Japan), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins In Japan ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing! Back cover has a small bit of light aging, but this is a nice copy overall.)

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SadisticsSadistics – The Best ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1980. Used ... $18.99
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
(Includes obi.)

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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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✨✧ Space ProjectDisco From Another Galaxy ... LP
RCA/Victor, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Spacey Frenchy disco stuff, recorded in French Canada, where they do that sort of thing pretty well. 4 long tracks with a space theme to them, including "Conquest Of The Stars", "Beyond Orion", and "Mission To Lyra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited gold vinyl pressing. Cover has some surface wear, splitting in the top seam, hype sticker, and promo stamp.)

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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 ... $0.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Youichi Suzuki & Latin CompanionFascinating Latin Tenor Sax ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A nice cheescake cover – and the tenor sax solos are pretty nice too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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Mal Waldron/Terumasa HinoReminicent Suite ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1972. Very Good ... $64.99
Really evocative work from pianist Mal Waldron – a rare Japanese session cut with trumpeter Terumasa Hino, and a hip group of players who really make the set sparkle! The album's easily one of the most spiritual that Mal ever cut – and features two side long tracks that build beautifully, with soaring, searching rhythms that are unlike anything else we've ever heard in another Waldron record. Other players include Takao Uematsu on tenor, Isao Suzuki on bass, and Motohiko Hino on drums – and the set also feature added percussion, which really adds to the spiritual quality of the music. Titles include "Reminicent Suite" and "Black Forest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Vinyl is great overall, but has a short click near the end of side one.)

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Nancy WilsonElizabethtown – Original Score ... CD
RCA/Victor, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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✨✧ Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... CD
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
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". CD

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✨✧ Yasuko AgawaFlyin' Over ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hauntingly beautiful work from Yasuko Agawa – a set that has some echoes of older jazz and bossa at points, but also slides out in a smooth 70s soul mode too! As on her previous album, arrangements here are all by Susumu Arima – who also produced – and he's quite a maestro when it comes to the backings, putting together jazzy elements, soft strings, and slight electric touches all at a level that rivals some of the best American soul arrangers of the time. There's a laidback, mellow feel to most numbers that's totally great – and titles include "The Gentle Rain", "I Can Fly", "Sounds Of Love", "La La Means I Love You", "Fools Rush In", "Angel Eyes", and "As Time Goes By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Victor pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Christopher MasonSilent Nights ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late Chet Baker obscurity – an album that features Chet blowing trumpet alongside Christopher Mason on alto sax – in a set of instrumental Christmas tunes! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBahia ... CD
Prestige/Victor (Japan), Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album issued in the years after John Coltrane left the Prestige Records label – but a set that includes some very compelling sounds from the early years, really showing the tenorist in a strongly spiritual transition! Coltrane plays tenor throughout, and the record also features the Red Garland trio, with Red on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and either Art Taylor or Jimmy Cobb on drums – but the set also features trumpet from the great Wilbur Harden on half the record – Coltrane's frequent partner over at Savoy Records, who comes into the music here with the sort of searching, open style that works so well with Trane's tenor! The music is partly in the Garland/Coltrane late 50s Prestige mode, but also has some of the deeper spiritual vibe of the Savoy years too – and titles include "I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Bahia", and "Goldsboro Express". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneBeliever ... CD
Prestige/Victor (Japan), Late 50s/1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great title for this one – given how many believers found the path to John Coltrane in the 60s! The session's a bit earlier, though – a later release of material that Trane recorded during his first solo stretch as a leader at Prestige Records – with long, open lines that are given plenty of strong accompaniment by the Red Garland Trio! The tracks are all quite long – the title track takes up all of side one – and the record features either Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, both giving a bit of bite that's different than Coltrane's music with Miles Davis, and which almost echoes his work with Wilbur Harden. Titles include "The Believer", "Nakatini Serenade", and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Joe HendersonHenderson's Habiliment ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent rare session from Joe Henderson – recorded in Japan, and featuring the kind of electric piano grooves that work great with his sweet reed sound of the early 70s! The group's a Japanese trio, with Motohiko Hino on drums, Kunimitsu Inaba on bass, and Hideo Ichikawa on electric piano – and the cuts all have that long stretched out feel that you get on Joe's best work of the time. Titles include "Blue Bossa", "Junk Blues", "Black Narcissus", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gatefold pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Terumasa HinoTerumasa Hino At Berlin Jazz Festival 71 (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great Japanese trumpeter in a live quintet set, recorded in 1971. The group plays with a strong post-Coltrane feel, and is very free and loose, but with a good soulful edge on the solos. Cuts are long, and include "Ode to Workman", "Birth of Action", "Cycle Circle", and the great "Alone, Alone, and Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold Japanese pressing!)

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✨✧ Masabumi Kikuchi SextetMatrix (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Midnight Diggers (Al Foster/Kunihiko Sugano)Parky Morning ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We're not sure what "parky morning" might be, but the group's a cool Japanese combo – one that features the great Al Foster on drums, Eizo Honda on bass, and a pair of piano player – Hajime Ohno and Kunihiko Sugano, both of whom play electric and acoustic, alternating throughout! The sound is a bit in the Three Blind Mice mode – no surprise, given that Sugano is on the album – and titles include "Parky Morning", "Menina Moca", "Barbados", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Lady Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi, but obi is ripped and partial. Back cover has some light aging, but front looks great.)

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✨✧ MopsPsychedelic Sounds in Japan ... CD
Victor/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1968/1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... LP
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Beautiful Bamboo Flute ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Toshiko AkiyoshiPersonal Aspect In Jazz ... LP
Victor (Japan), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic small group material from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – a set that features Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, Christie Lynn on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – on three long tracks – "Sumie", "Euphoria", and "PAJ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gatefold pressing – quad too!)

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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 ... 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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✨✧ VariousCafe Apres Midi Tuile ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bossa, pop, and vocal jazz collide in this super-hip set of "Music For Coffeewise Tokyo" – one that certainly sounds a lot better than the stuff they play in coffee shops over here in the US! The mixture of material is a bit mad – but it works perfectly as a unique dip into obscure album sides of the 60s and 70s, all with a groovy feel that makes them work perfectly together. Titles include "Just A Little Time" by Jackie & Roy, "Tranquility" by Tania Maria, "Fresh Air" by Cal Tjader, "Afternoon Tea" by The Kinks, "Small Town Talk" by Bobby Charles, "Do It The Hard Way" by Chet Baker, "Mam'Selle" by Dave Brubeck, "Lady Is A Tramp" by Shirley Scott & The Latin Jazz Quintet, and "Linus & Lucy" by Vince Guaraldi. 20 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ron CarterRon Carter – The Man With The Bass ... LP
Milestone/Victor (Japan), 1985. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jess StacyDaybreak Serenade/It's Only A Paper Moon ... 78 RPM
Victor, 1945. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record
 
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Cannonball Adderley74 Miles Away/Walk Tall ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Cannonball AdderleyBest Of Cannonball Adderley (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners ... CD
Riverside/Capitol, 1960. Used ... $4.99
Cannon's left his usual soul jazz combo for this album – and he's recording on the west coast with an all-star group that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The sound's a bit different than usual – with a strong focus on the solos of the big stars, and less on the tight grooving of the group – but that doesn't stop it from being a great set, and Cannon blows in a way that reminds us of his classic Mercury sides. Titles include "The Chant", "Azule Serape", "Never Will I Marry", and "Au Prive". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners (Landmark) ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Sealed ... $9.99
Cannon's left his usual soul jazz combo for this album – and he's recording on the west coast with an all-star group that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The sound's a bit different than usual – with a strong focus on the solos of the big stars, and less on the tight grooving of the group – but that doesn't stop it from being a great set, and Cannon blows in a way that reminds us of his classic Mercury sides. Titles include "The Chant", "Azule Serape", "Never Will I Marry", and "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Cannonball AdderleyParis 1960 ... CD
Pablo, 1960. Used ... $4.99
Can't get enough Cannonball Adderley during this magical point in his career – the time when things were really coming together for his uniquely soulful sound, as you'll hear in this set! The live date's got all the crackle and fire of famous Adderley albums for Riverside – and it features a similar group, with Nat Adderley on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – tightly stepping with a massive groove, on some extended soul jazz jams that include "Jeannine", "Dis Here", "Blue Daniel", "The Chant", and "Bohemia After Dark". CD

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Cannonball Adderley QuintetCannonball Adderley Quintet Plus ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Out of print. Tray card has rippling from moisture.)

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Jamey AebersoldDexter Gordon – Volume 82 ... CD
Jamey Aebersold, 1998. Used ... $1.99
With George Cables on piano, Rufus Reid on bass and Victor Lewis on drums! CD
(Only the CD, the play-a-long book is missing.)

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Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful album from Lorez Alexanderia – one of her two excellent sessions for Impulse! The record was cut after Lorez recorded some great sides for the Argo label – and it works off the strength of those sides, taking her unique vocal approach, forged in R&B, but smoothed by jazz, into a whole new level of expression! The backing is great – small combo, with featured musicians who include Bunk Shank and Paul Horn on reeds, and Victor Feldman and Wynton Kelly on piano – all working with moody, soulful arrangements that are a perfect accompaniment to Lorez' beautiful voice. Includes the cuts "Get Me To The Church On Time", "Satin Doll", "Show Me", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "I'm Through With Love", and 5 more! CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Gary BartzShadows ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1991. Used ... $8.99
The 90s were a really wonderful decade for reedman Gary Bartz – a time when he seemed to go back to basics, and find a way to open up whole new corners in his music! This album's a key illustration of that moment – as Bartz blows with a sense of darkly brooding power that we never would have expected a decade or two before – this deep sense of pacing and tone that often has us looking to make sure he's not blowing a tenor, instead of the alto and soprano sax listed in the notes. A big part of the album's strength comes from the rest of the group – particularly the solid, soulful rhythm work of Benny Green on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – younger players who really help reinvent Bartz for the decade. Willie Williams is also in the quintet on tenor – blowing almost as deeply as Gary – and titles include great versions of McCoy Tyner's "Children Of The Night" and "Peresina", and Coltrane's "Song Of The Underground Railroad" – as well as a surprisingly nice reading of "Holiday For Strings", done here as a real alto workout! CD
(A few tracks are highlighted on the traycard artwork.)

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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!)

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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 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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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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Bob CooperCoop – The Music of Bob Cooper ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A tremendous early album from this west coast tenorist – really breaking out here in a smaller group setting than usual! Coop plays tenor, in a group with Victor Feldman on vibes, Loy Levy on piano, Frank Rosolino on tormbone, and Mel Lewis on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing.)

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Bing CrosbyHome On The Range ... LP
Decca, 1938. Very Good ... $2.99
The cross of Bing Crosby and country western might seem a bit of a surprise if you only know him from his mainstream singles and film work – but the Bing of the 30s had a sound that was key in the later growth of country music in the US – from his early use of steel guitar in Hawaiian-themed tunes, to his easy-going "plain folks" way of singing, which set the stage for many of the smoother-voiced singers of the later Nashville scene. This 50s LP collects some of Bing's best countrified work of the late 30s tunes that have a bit more "western" than country in the lyrics, but which are delivered by Der Bingle in a wonderfully smooth and homey way. Backings are by Victor Young, Matty Matlock, and John Scott Trotter – and titles include "Home On The Range", "Take Me Back To My Boots & Saddle", "Silver On The Sage", "Mexicali Rose", "I'm An Old Cowhand", "You Don't Know What Lonesome Is", and "Cool Water". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisHeavy Hitter ... CD
Muse/32 Jazz, 1979. Used ... $4.99
A Heavy Hitter from tenorist Eddie Lockjaw Davis – recorded a bit late in his career, but with a sound that's mighty nice – and every bit as great as some of his 60s recordings for Prestige! The combo's small, swinging, and soulful – Albert Dailey on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – coming together with a perfect punch that makes Davis sound better than he'd sounded in years – blowing with that raspy, human tone that nobody else did so well – grabbing us from the get-go, even on familiar tunes! Titles include "Comin Home Baby", "Jim Dog", "Just One Of Those Things", and "When Your Lover Has Gone". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... $11.99
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
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing, with white text. PLEASE NOTE – bottom half of cover is stained and mostly peeled off.)
Also available Seven Steps To Heaven (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisSeven Steps To Heaven (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
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! CD also features bonus tracks "So Near So Far (alternate)" and "Summer Night". CD
Also available Seven Steps To Heaven ... LP 11.99

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Buddy DeFrancoWholly Cats ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Older tunes, redone beautifully by Buddy DeFranco – in a sweetly open-ended style that makes the album one of his best for Verve! The album was done in 2 different sessions – one with Ray Linn on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Barney Kessel on guitar – the other with George Auld on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Victor Feldman on vibes, and Carl Perkins on piano. Buddy's on clarinet throughout, playing with a lean, clean line that's a great link between older uses of the instrument, and some of the modern tones coming from Jimmy Giuffre in the 50s. Tracks are relatively open-ended and easygoing, and titles include "More Than You Know", "Wholly Cats", "Night & Day", "I Surrender Dear", and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Vinyl has a press flaw bump on "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" that plays with a thump. Cover has some clear tape on the seams.)

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Stan GetzBossas & Ballads – The Lost Sessions ... CD
Verve, 1989. Used ... $6.99
A lost late session by Stan Getz – and one of his greatest recordings of the 80s! The album's got the simple elegance of some of his best Verve work – with a group that features Stan on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. The combination of Barron and Getz is magical – with a laidback soulfulness that takes us back to the days of Sweet Rain, Voices, and some of our favorite Getz sessions from the 60s. Tracks are all quite long – most well over 7 minutes – with a simple, unfettered approach that offers Stan in all his lyrical beauty. Recorded in 1989 – but oddly never issued until now – and a real treasure all the way through! Titles include "Beatrice", "Spiral", "Sunshow", "Joanne Julia", "Soul Eyes", and "El Sueno". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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