Robert Fripp & Brian Eno - No Pussyfooting (1973) {2CD Set, Discipline Global Mobile DGM5007 rel 2008}

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Robert Fripp & Brian Eno - No Pussyfooting (1973) {2CD Set, Discipline Global Mobile DGM5007 rel 2008}

Robert Fripp & Brian Eno - No Pussyfooting (1973) {2CD Set, Discipline Global Mobile DGM5007 rel 2008}
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© 1973, 2008 Opal / Discipline Global Mobile / RF | DGM5007
Rock / Electronic / Ambient / Experimental Ambient / Art Rock

At the same time Brian Eno was working on Here Come the Warm Jets, he was flexing his experimental muscle with this album of tape delay manipulation recorded with Robert Fripp. In a system later to be dubbed Frippertronics, Eno and Fripp set up two reel-to-reel tape decks that would allow audio elements to be added to a continuing tape loop, building up a dense layer of sound that slowly decayed as it turned around and around the deck's playback head. Fripp later soloed on top of this. No Pussyfooting represents the duo's initial experiments with this system, a side each.

Lalo Schifrin - FX2 (1991) {Orion--Quartet Records SCE071 rel 2013}

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Lalo Schifrin - FX2 (1991) {Orion--Quartet Records SCE071 rel 2013}

Lalo Schifrin - FX2 (1991) {Orion–Quartet Records SCE071 rel 2013}
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© 1991, 2013 Orion / Quartet Records | SCE071
Jazz / Classical / Soundtrack / Stage & Screen

Limited edition of 1000 copies. This soundtrack isn't as great as for example The Osterman Weekend or Dirty Harry but it is still a good Lalo Schifrin score for a good movie. There should be a special category for movies that are neither good nor bad, but simply excessive. A movie, for example, like "FX 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion." Here is a film with a plot I defy you to comprehend, characters who are constantly at the mercy of the filmmaker's bright ideas, and a level of reality that vibrates between the absurd and the hallucinatory. It's not every film, in other words, that includes both booby-trapped baked beans and a robotic clown piloting a helicopter.

Sadao Watanabe - Live At The Junk (1969) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series, SICJ 63}

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Sadao Watanabe - Live At The Junk (1969) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series, SICJ 63}

Sadao Watanabe - Live At The Junk (1969) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series, SICJ 63}
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© 1969, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan / CBS | SICJ 63
Jazz / Post Bop / Neo Bop / Saxopohone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the more obscure albums by this great reedman – recorded live, and with a loose feel that really points towards his changes to come in the 70s! The album's got a lively vibe that's quite a change from some of Watanabe's albums from a few years before – longer tracks, lots of new ideas, and a style that's really stretching out – yet never too far outside too.

Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee - Together Again (1961) {Contemporary OJCCD-424-2 rel 1990)

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Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee - Together Again (1961) {Contemporary OJCCD-424-2 rel 1990)

Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee - Together Again (1961) {Contemporary OJCCD-424-2 rel 1990)
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© 1961, 1990 Contemporary Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-424-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards and trumpeter Howard McGhee had played together regularly from 1945 to 1947. For their recorded reunion, they are assisted by the masterful pianist Phineas Newborn, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. Edwards, McGhee, and Brown contributed one new song apiece which alternates with a trio of standards ("You Stepped Out of a Dream," "Misty" and Charlie Parker's "Perhaps"). The trumpeter was having a short-lived comeback at the time and he had largely regained his earlier form. Edwards sounds as strong as ever and Newborn was an up-and-coming talent. Their collaboration for this boppish date is generally quite memorable.

Clifford Jordan - Two Tenor Winner (1985) {Criss Cross Jazz Criss1011CD rec 1984}

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Clifford Jordan - Two Tenor Winner (1985) {Criss Cross Jazz Criss1011CD rec 1984}

Clifford Jordan - Two Tenor Winner (1985) {Criss Cross Jazz Criss1011CD rec 1984}
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© 1985 Criss Cross Jazz | Criss 1011 CD
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Clifford Jordan and Junior Cook make for a perfectly compatible team on this 1984 CD. While assisted by pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Eddie Gladden, the very distinctive tenors inspire each other on originals, obscurities, Charles Davis' "Half and Half," and "Groovin' High." High-quality hard bop with a bit of competitiveness resulting in some fiery moments.

Sal Nistico - Heavyweights (2002) {Milestone MCD-47096-2 rec 1961-1962}

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Sal Nistico - Heavyweights (2002) {Milestone MCD-47096-2 rec 1961-1962}

Sal Nistico - Heavyweights (2002) {Milestone MCD-47096-2 rec 1961-1962}
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© 1961-62, 2002 Jazzland / Riverside / Milestone / Fantasy | MCD-47096-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

Not every young tenor saxophonist who started recording as a leader in the early '60s took the modal post-bop plunge or explored avant-garde free jazz. Sal Nistico, for example, was very much a '40s/'50s-style bebopper, and his primary influences were Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, and early Gene Ammons. Assembled by Fantasy in 2002, this 75-minute CD contains two albums that Orrin Keepnews produced for Nistico in the early '60s: 1961's Heavyweights (the saxman's first album as a leader) and 1962's Comin' on Up.

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Phase One (1971) {America Records--Universal 067 866-2 rel 2004}

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Art Ensemble of Chicago - Phase One (1971) {America Records--Universal 067 866-2 rel 2004}

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Phase One (1971) {America Records–Universal 067 866-2 rel 2004}
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© 1971, 2004 America Records / Universal Music France | 067 866-2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative

By 1971, the Art Ensemble of Chicago had become true denizens of the city of Paris and its environ. Regularly playing and recording, they were able to delve deeply into their Great Black Music aesthetic and explore not only the boundaries of free jazz, but also the intricate demands of African folk forms in improvisation. Dynamic, long a part of the AEC's M.O., had become a dominant methodology for the group, as had textural interplay, and nowhere are these more evident than on Phase One. Issued in 1971 on the French America Records imprint, this set has been reissued over a dozen times on LP and CD.

Michael Musillami Trio + 3 - From Seeds (2009) {Playscape Recordings PSR#020109}

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Michael Musillami Trio + 3 - From Seeds (2009) {Playscape Recordings PSR#020109}

Michael Musillami Trio + 3 - From Seeds (2009) {Playscape Recordings PSR#020109}
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© 2009 Playscape Recordings | PSR#020109
Jazz / Post-Bop / Modern Creative / Guitar

Connecticut-based Michael Musillami is a guitarist firmly rooted in the modern post-Coltrane jazz tradition but not above applying a rock-ish tone and aggression at times to good effect, as heard on the title track to From Seeds. His early work with the late saxophonist Thomas Chapin is worth seeking out but he really came into his own around 2000 when he formed a trio with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller.

Keith Jarrett - The Celestial Hawk (1980) {ECM 1175}

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Keith Jarrett - The Celestial Hawk (1980) {ECM 1175}

Keith Jarrett - The Celestial Hawk (1980) {ECM 1175}
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© 1980 ECM Records | ECM 1175
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Keith Jarrett’s classical modality often comes across to me as a dark pastoral, a variegated tapestry of intensity and withdrawal. And while The Celestial Hawk may be no different in this regard, it promises some brighter discoveries upon deeper listening. Against a gentle backdrop of percussion that includes timpani, snare, and triangle, Jarrett deploys his tiny fleets of high notes in the First Movement, out of which arises a delicate harp ostinato, doubled by piano and accentuated by woodwinds and strings, as a crystalline glockenspiel slowly clouds into less translucent ores.

Lalo Schifrin - Magnum Force (1973) {Aleph Records 033 rel 2005}

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Lalo Schifrin - Magnum Force (1973) {Aleph Records 033 rel 2005}

Lalo Schifrin - Magnum Force (1973) {Aleph Records 033 rel 2005}
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© 1973, 2005 Aleph Records | 033
Jazz / Classical / Jazz Funk / Soundtrack / Stage & Screen

A blast from the past in more ways than one, this 2005 release of Lalo Schifrin's complete 1973 score for Magnum Force is full of memories and associations for anyone who saw the Dirty Harry film, and full of curiosities for those who didn't. While Schifrin's music is undeniably dated and may be regarded by some today as hopelessly clichéd – the eerie, wordless choruses, funky bass lines, electric piano vamps, psychedelic tabla drumming, menacing organ chords, mellow lounge-piano stylings, and free jazz improvisations are part and parcel of the urban music used in movies and TV series of the time – the sheer variety of his materials and his efficient use of them to paint inner-city scenes is remarkable and unmistakably his.

Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon (1985) {2009 Virgin DSD Remaster}

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Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon (1985) {2009 Virgin DSD Remaster}

Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon (1985) {2009 Virgin DSD Remaster}
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© 1985, 2009 Virgin Records / Astralwerks | 50999 6 84537 2 5
Ambient / Electronic / Avant-Garde / Experimental

Brian Eno's Thursday Afternoon is included in his Original Masters "Soundtracks Works" edition as it is, after all, a soundtrack to a video that Eno himself made in 1984. It consists of seven practically immobile shots of a nude or semi-nude model filtered through a variety of video effects, shown "vertically" with the TV set turned on its right side. Thursday Afternoon debuted at a high profile art gallery in New York, and at that time Eno's cadre of boosters proclaimed that he was going to do for visual art what he'd already done for music.

Bill Jennings & Jack McDuff - Glide On (1999) {Prestige PRCD-24234-2 rec 1959-1960}

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Bill Jennings & Jack McDuff - Glide On (1999) {Prestige PRCD-24234-2 rec 1959-1960}

Bill Jennings & Jack McDuff - Glide On (1999) {Prestige PRCD-24234-2 rec 1959-1960}
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© 1959-60, 1999 Prestige Records / Fantasy | PRCD-24234-2
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar / Organ

Bill Jennings' guitar was integral to the sound of jazz organ pioneers Bill Doggett and Wild Bill Davis. His dry, twangy, swinging sound was also part of organist Jack McDuff's transitional first release as a leader, Brother Jack. Here Jennings is in the spotlight on a compilation of his 1959 date, Enough Said, and 1960's Glide On. The lineup is actually the same as on Brother Jack: McDuff, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Alvin Johnson on drums. Jennings' brother, Al, joins in on the later set, contributing second guitar and some effective work on vibes.

Keith Jarrett - Restoration Ruin (1968) {Vortex--Warner Japan, WPCR-15116 rel 2013}

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Keith Jarrett - Restoration Ruin (1968) {Vortex--Warner Japan, WPCR-15116 rel 2013}

Keith Jarrett - Restoration Ruin (1968) {Vortex–Warner Japan, WPCR-15116 rel 2013}
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© 1968, 2013 Vortex Records / Atlantic / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-15116
Folk Rock / Jazz Fusion / Folk / Jazz / Jazz Blues

Features 2013 digital remastering. Comes with lyrics and a description. Very nice early work by Keith Jarrett – and very different than his later albums for ECM! This set is pretty loose and spiritual at times – and has Keith playing a variety of instruments, from piano, to guitar, to soprano sax, organ, and percussion – as well as singing, which he does in kind of a hip, bluesy, jazz-based style. The songs have actual lyrics, not scatting bits, and the feel here is almost folk rock inflected with jazz – which makes for a very interesting mix, and some really great songs that would appeal to those who like the left end of the folk/rock/jazz continuum of the late 60s. Includes the funky "All Right", plus "Restoration Ruin", "Have A Real Time", "Wonders", "You're Fortunate", and "Where Are You Going".

Frank Zappa - Greasy Love Songs (2010) {Zappa Records ZR 20010}

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Frank Zappa - Greasy Love Songs (2010) {Zappa Records ZR 20010}

Frank Zappa - Greasy Love Songs (2010) {Zappa Records ZR 20010}
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© 2010 Zappa Records / ZFT | ZR 20010
Rock / Experimental Rock / Doo Wop

Another Anniversary Frank Zappa Audio Documentary project/object celebrating Zappa's Cruising With Ruben & The Jets. The Doo Wop and Pachuco references mark this as Zappa's homage to the music and culture of his teenage world in 1950's Southern California. Contains Original 1968 Vinyl Stereo Mix, Interviews and Related Rarities.

Omar Faruk Tekbilek - Tree Of Patience (2006) {White Swan WS 0071 rec 2004}

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Omar Faruk Tekbilek - Tree Of Patience (2006) {White Swan WS 0071 rec 2004}

Omar Faruk Tekbilek - Tree Of Patience (2006) {White Swan WS 0071 rec 2004}
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© 2006 White Swan Records / Alif Records | WS 0071
World / Ethnic Fusion / Middle Eastern Traditions

On his first album in several years, Turkish multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek stays mostly with what seem to be his primary instruments: the ney and the kavala, both of them end-blown flutes from his native region. What might give the experienced listener pause is the fact that the press materials describe Tekbilek as a "peacemaker and a virtuoso." If there's one thing listeners have learned, it's that musicians who regard themselves as "peacemakers" tend to be more concerned with peace than with music – and while peace is surely more important than music, a desire to promote peace doesn't often translate into CDs that are worth buying.