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29. KESSEL, BARNEY: “Feeling Free” (Contemporary/ King Records – SR-3066) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint). Rare Japan original first press issue form 1970 all complete with obi. Guitarist Barney Kessel recorded regularly for the Contemporary label during 1953-1961, one gem after another. In 1969 he returned to Lester Koenig’s label for this lone effort, a quartet set with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Chuck Domanico, and drummer Elvin Jones. The music is fairly free, particularly Kessel’s four originals (which include "Blues, Up, Down & All Around" and "Two Note Samba"). Even Paul Simon’s "The Sounds of Silence" and "This Guy's in Love With You" are turned into reasonably creative jazz by the all-star group. Although none of the musicians was associated exclusively with the avant-garde (Elvin Jones came the closest but never quite embraced free jazz), they show the influence of the explorations of the era, using aspects of the innovations as a logical way to stretch the jazz mainstream. Fascinating music.” (All Music Guide) Top condition and all complete with hardly seen first issue OBI. Price: 40 Euro
30. KIKUCHI MASABUMI: “Poesy – The Man Who Keeps Washing His Hands” (Philips – 18PJ-1007) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Japan 2nd press issue all complete with obi of spiritual jazz cornerstone recording!. A set that definitely lives up to the poetry promised in its title – with none of the too-clean sounds you might guess from its hand-washing reference either! The album's one of the freest, most organic sessions we've heard from pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – almost improvised at points, but with a poetic cohesion in the piano lines that's really great – kind of an offbeat sense of lyricism that points in the same directions that Steve Kuhn or Keith Jarrett were heading in the late 60s. Drummer Masahiko Togashi plays lots of cool percussion and even a bit of gong – and Gary Peacock's bass here is as great as on any of his other excellent Japanese recordings. Price: 35 Euro
31. KINGFISH: “S/T” (Liberty Records/ Toshiba Records – LLS-80536) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Rare Japan first original pressing from 1976. Comes pressed on high quality virgin vinyl and sounds stellar. Great Bob Weir side project outside his Grateful Dead duties. Price: 20 Euro
32. KISSING SPELL: “Los Pajaros” (Shadoks – Shadoks Music 064) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Mint - still in shrink/ Insert: Mint). ). Long out of print and deleted deluxe issue of Chilean psych masterpiece. Price: 40 Euro
33. LACY, STEVE featuring BOBBY FEW & DENNIS CHARLES: “The Flame” (Soul Note – SN-1035) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original Italian only issue that saw the light of day back in 1982. Price: 25 Euro
34. LACY, STEVE: “Momentum” (Novus – 3021-1-N-B) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Imprinted Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Original 1987 pressing. Comes with imprinted inner sleeve. On Steve Lacy’s first album for an American label in over a decade, his sextet is heard on four extensive originals by the great soprano saxophonist. The music is complex yet often melodic and, although Irene Aebi takes typically eccentric vocals on two of the songs, the main reasons to acquire this album are for the thoughtful yet unpredictable solos of Lacy and altoist Steve Potts. Price: 25 Euro
35. LALO SCHIFRIN: “Black Widow” (CTI Records/ King Records – GP-3071) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Obi: Mint/ 4 Paged Insert: Near Mint/ Imprinted Picture Inner Sleeve: near Mint). Japan original first pressing from 1976 in absolutely top condition. Funky 70s work from film score maestro Lalo Schifrin – served up with a bit of a disco twist, and plenty of the electric jazz funk elements that were showing up in his soundtracks at the time! Lalo's on keyboards, playing a cool host of electric ones that give the record a nice spacey sound over the top of the funky arrangements – and there's plenty of nice guitar work – either by Eric Gale or John Tropea – which gives the cuts some nice choppy funky bits that drive them a bit harder than you might expect! Titles include an amazing funk remake of "Quiet Village", plus "Dragonfly", "Black Widow", "Baia", "Turning Point", and a version of the "Jaws" theme! Complete copy with 4 paged insert/ imprinted inner and obi. Beautiful! Price: 25 Euro
36. LEE KONITZ: “Am Blues” (RCA Records – SHP-6111) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent/ Obi: VG++) Bloody rare Japan only issue, comes complete with rare first issue obi. WHITE label PROMO issue. Just never turns up and in great condition it goes for close to 200 ‾ 250 euro….but since the obi has some wrinkles and the back of the sleeve has some age related mildew spots, this baby comes dead cheap. Price: 40 Euro

37. The LIME SPIDERS: “Slave Girl” (Hybrid – RIB-1) (Record: VG++ ~ EX – has some slight paper sleeve lines all over plays EX/ Jacket: Excellent). Original press issue of psyched out garage artifact from down undah. “Using a blueprint based on the fuzz-tone aesthetic of North American garage psychedelic bands from the '60s, Sydney, Australia's Lime Spiders chimed in with their own punk-informed take on the genre during the '80s heyday of new wave and hair-spray metal. Along with more high-profile garage revivalists like The Cramps, the Lime Spiders took a natural and nostalgic trip back from punk's lo-fi ways to the music of '60s trash stars like the Count Five and Question Mark & Mysterians. This kinetic EP includes some of the band's best and earliest material, including their first two singles, "Slave Girl" and "Beyond the Fringe," and a mix of other originals and classic covers. And while renditions of the Liberty Bell’s "That's How It Will Be" and the Haunted’s "1-2-5" are impressive, the tunes by Spiders vocalist Mick Blood ("Slave Girl," "25th Hour," and "Can't Wait Long") are the standouts. Eschewing some of the overtly psychedelic '60s touches and concocting an updated blend of crunching guitars, snarled vocals, and bottom-heavy bass and drums, the band come up with a surprisingly original sound over the EP's five songs. Along with the group's first full-length LP, The Cave Comes Alive, Slave Girl is a must for fans of the garage revival genre.” (All Music Guide). When growing up as a kid, this was my poison of choice that kept MTV far and away… still blows me to smithereens. Price: 25 Euro

38. MANN, HERBIE: “Today!” (Atlantic Records – SMJ-7357) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Excellent). Rare Japan 1966 first press original in top shape with obi. Clean as a whistle groovy lounge-core cocktail jazz from the swinging sixties. Arranged By Oliver Nelson! It features Jimmy Owens on trumpet and Dave Pike on vibes among others, the groove is cool and swinging, with nice latin percussion by Carlos "Patato" Valdes. Price: 30 Euro

39. McCOY TYNER: “Atlantis” (Milestone – SMJ-9503‾4) (2 LP Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Hyper clean Japan first original press issue by former Coltrane’s classic band member. Essential 2 LP set that does not ever disappoint. Comes with obi as well and dead cheap. Price: 25 Euro

40. MELVINS: “With Yo’ Heart, Not Yo’ Hands/ Four Letter Woman/ Anal Satan” (Sympathy For The Record Industry – SFTRI-81) (Red Wax EP Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Original 1990 first pressing on clear red wax. Price: 30 Euro
41. MILES DAVIS: “Blue Moods” (Liberty – LR-8814) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Rare Japan 1st press original in great nick! Price: 20 Euro
42. MIWA AKIHIRO: “Byakuju” (Elec Records – ELEC-5007) (Record: Near Mint/ Textured Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Scare Japanese 1st press original for literally peanuts. Do not think twice it is allright…. Price: 30 Euro
43. The NEON BOYS: “That’s All I Know - Love Comes In Spurts b/w High Heeled Wheels) (No Label) (7 Inch Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Great grey area release of Hell and Verlaine in action in NYC in 1973. Price: 25 Euro

44. NEWBORN, PHINEAS: “This is Phineas” (Atlantic Records – ATL-5033) (Record: Excellent/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: VG++ 〜 Excellent – has lower middle seam split/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Original Modern Jazz masterpiece, damned rare original first pressing with very first issue obi for dead cheap. Comes also with always missing insert. Price: 40 Euro

45. OST - JOE DELIA: "Ms. 45" (Death Waltz Records - DW-021) (Clear Vinyl LP: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Heavy Gatefold Jacket: Mint, still housed in original shrink/ Poster: Mint). Long out of print limited issue. **First ever issue of the haunting OST to Abel Ferrara's 1981 exploitation flick** "Incredibly this soundtrack has NEVER been released in any format, we went back to the original master tapes and worked with composer Joe Delia to clean up the original elements. Like Abel Ferrara, Death Waltz Recording Company are not prone to shying away from the more extreme corners of culture, and are delighted to be presenting a true underground classic for the first time ever. Ferrara’s pictures often tread the line between grindhouse trash and art-films with insightful social commentary – and unflinching realism – and MS. 45 is his most notorious film, with much of its power coming from Joe Delia’s grimy yet haunting music. A sparse piano motif initially creates a lonely voice for the (mute) heroine but it’s overshadowed by wailing trumpet, electric guitar, and menacing synths that paint a disturbing musical picture of the world she inhabits. Delia’s music is so great at creating a vivid image in your head and you begin to imagine the grubby streets, the sleazy sex-shops, the leering onlookers, with it building and building until it reaches sensory assault. The instruments sound as violent as the acts on screen, as loud synth stings ring out like gunshots, edgy jazz beats unnerve you, and a repeating brass motif becomes a theme for violence and vengeance – even during the awesome ‘Dance Party’. You may need a shower after listening, but you’ll be right back to play it again and again." Price: 45 Euro
46. PARKER, CHARLIE with MILES DAVIS; ERROLL GARNER & MAX ROACH: “Bird Symbols” (Union Records – UPS-15) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Rare Japan original MONO pressing all complete with obi. Price: 25 Euro
47. PARLAN, HORACE: “Movin’ & Groovin’” (Blue Note/ EMI Music Japan – BLP-4028) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Capsule Obi: Near Mint). “Horace Parlan’s debut album for Blue Note, Movin’ & Groovin’ is a thoroughly impressive affair, establishing Parlan as a distinctive hard bop stylist. Working with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Al Harewood, Parlan steals the show, playing hard-driving, bluesy bop and lyrical ballads. If it weren't for the inventive chord voicings and percussive right-hand attack, it would be impossible to tell that he was missing two fingers on his right hand, since his playing is remarkably agile and fluid. Parlan sounds vital on swinging blues, slow ballads, and straight-ahead bop, and Jones and Harewood provide appropriately empathetic support on this collection of standards, blues, bop, jazz, and originals. Everything swings, no matter the tempo, and the end result is a fine debut from a distinctive pianist.” (All Music Guide). Immediately Out Of Print in the flash of an eyelid…. Japan’s uber-quality super limited deluxe high quality reissue of some of jazz finest titles. All is done with an extreme eye for details – EXACTLY sleeve reproduction up and down to the original coating, texture, label’s first address, choice of carton and paper used for printing – simulating the perfect real-time artifact etc…exact same labels and micro groove deep groove pressing, 200-gram vinyl. The jackets are all imprinted in Japan – hence the almost neurotic perfection of the whole job that makes the jackets identical in thickness and quality of the materials used as to the fist press originals & also they used the same lettering as the originals, all is just state of the art. The vinyl was pressed in the US using the original pressing machine that was used for the originals in order to create the exact same quality of vinyl and sound!!!! Flat edged press and cut from the original master tapes as well. And to close it all of, reproduction of the original inner sleeves and liner notes as well. This borders on the insane as far as near perfection is concerned. Glorious MONO to boot, sold out on the spot. Price: 60 Euro