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33. KAI WINDING and J.J. JOHNSON: “Trombone For Two” (CBS Sony – SONP-50352) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent/ Cap Obi: Near Mint). Clean Japan original press issue all complete with cap obi. “The J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding quintet became one of the more unlikely successes of the mid-'50s, recording nine albums during their two years of steady collaborations. Their first Columbia LP has such likable songs as "Give Me the Simple Life," "Trombone for Two," "It's Sand Man," "Let's Get Away from It All" and "This Can't Be Love." With pianist Dick Katz, bassist Paul Chambers (who would soon join Miles Davis) and drummer Osie Johnson, the focus is almost entirely on the competitive but complementary trombonists. The results are bop-based but full of surprises, tasteful but not always predictable, this one will be hard to find.” (All Music Guide) Price: 35 Euro

34. KAMIJO TSUNEHIKO: “Dareka Ga Kaze No Naka De b/w Hashi” (King Records – BS-1476) (Single Record: Excellent/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). 1971 Japanese soulful groove jiver. The B-side is where it is at again…smoked out male vocals not unlike a Tom Jones on herbicides backed up by a choir of female vocals, throbbing bass and wild horn section, setting the dance floor on fire. Comes with great picture sleeve. Another largely undetected butt-shaker par excellence! Killer track. Price: 40 Euro
35. KATSU SHINTARO: “Zatoichi b/w Zatoichi Hirori-Ha” (Daiei Records – D-1) (Single Record: Excellent/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ Promo Picture Photo Card: Mint). 1967 Japan first original pressing by everyone’s favorite blind swordsman. Katsu was an outrageously individualistic actor who became a living legend playing a blind master swordsman, Zatoichi. "Katsu-shin", as he was affectionately known, was adored by millions. Raised as a son of a master of nagauta, "long song" accompanied by shamisen, often used as dance accompaniment in kabuki, he was gifted with a great singing voice. He even began by teaching nagauta and aged 17 performed it in kabuki. Still it was with Zatoichi that he broke through worldwide, a persona that has the soul of a monk, the skill of a samurai'. From 1962 until 1989, Zatoichi (Ichi the Blind), the blind masseur and sword master, slashed his way through the Japanese silver screen and into the Japanese people's zeitgeist- and hearts. Here you have Katsu performing two title songs from the series, sang in a gravel and smokey voice, lending it for prime male enka serenades. Stuff of legends and highly enjoyable. I ride hard for this stuff. Comes with promo picture present. Price: 30 Euro

36. The KENNY CLARKE – FRANCY BOLAND BIG BAND: “Sax No End” (MPS/ Columbia Records – YS-2414-MP) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Excellent). Scarce japan original pressing all complete with obi. Drummer Kenny Clarke, realizing that American music is often more appreciated in Europe, eventually moved to the continent and hooked up with the Belgian pianist/arranger Francy Boland, and, in 1961, they formed a long-lasting, incredibly popular bebop-based big band. The Clarke/Boland Big Band featured some of Europe’s best jazz musicians of the time (Ronnie Scott, John Surman) plus some of the great American musicians who had relocated to the continent themselves (Jimmy Woode, Johnny Griffin). SAX NO END, from 1967, is a powerfully swinging session, a mixture of the wallop of Count Basie and the modernism of Gil Evans and Bob Brookmeyer. Price: 30 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. McCOY TYNER: “Reaching Fourth” (Impulse – IMP-88083) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint – has folding crease). Stupidly clean Impulse Japanese original pressing with obi for cheap. Price: 50 Euro

39. McINTYRE, KEN with ERIC DOLPHY: “Looking Ahead” (Prestige/ Victor Records – SMJ-6566) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint – very faint foxing on top/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Damned scare Japan press issue all complete with first issue obi! Pristine condition. “It was quite fitting that Ken McIntyre had an opportunity to record in a quintet with Eric Dolphy for his multi-instrumental approach was similar to Dolphy’s, although he always had a very different sound. On this LP, McIntyre plays alto on four tunes and flute on two others, while Dolphy mostly plays alto but doubles on flute on one number and switches to bass clarinet for "Dianna." With pianist Walter Bishop Jr., bassist Sam Jones and drummer Art Taylor offering concise solos and swinging support, McIntyre somehow almost holds his own with Dolphy on a variety of originals. A very interesting date.” (All Music Guide). Dolphy just never fails to impress and here it is nothing less of earwaxing sonics for days. Nice Japan press issue that sounds fabulous, all complete with obi. Price: 30 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: “Miles Ahead – Orchestra Under The Direction of Gil Evans – Miles Davis + 19” (Columbia – YS-304) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: VG++ - Middle lower seam split clearly visible/ Company Inner Sleeve: Excellent). Japan very 1st original press issue that comes in Japan only alternate sleeve art. “This album is perhaps most significant for the process it set in motion -- the collaboration between Gil Evans and Miles Davis. This album is a miracle in itself, the result of a big gamble on the part of Columbia Records, who put together Evans and Davis, who hadn't worked together since recording the critically admired but commercially unsuccessful sides that would later be issued as The Birth of the Cool. Columbia also allowed Evans to assemble a 19-piece band for the recordings, at a time when big bands were far out of fashion and also at a time when the resulting recordings could not be released until two years in the future. Davis was also expected to carry the album as its only soloist, and manage not to get lost among a cast of supporting musicians that included a huge horn section. To a large extent, he succeeds. Evans’ arrangements in particular are well-suited to the format, and he and Davis formed a deep and close partnership where ideas were swapped back and forth, nurtured, and developed long before they were expressed in the studio. Davis gets off to a great start, with the hyper-kinetic "Springsville," which seems to almost perfectly embody Evans’ and Davis’ partnership with its light, flexible exchanges between soloist and orchestra. He is strongest on the ballads, though, where his subdued and wistful tone rises high above the hushed accompaniment, especially on "Miles Ahead" and "Blues for Pablo". The upbeat "I Don't Want to Be Kissed (By Anyone but You)" is another strong song, but shows the weakness of the format as Davis intersperses a charming, bright, technically challenging solo with a blasting horn section that occasionally buries him. It is a fine end, however, to an album that gave a hint of the greatness that would come as Evans and Davis fine-tuned their partnership over the course of the next several years.” (All Music Guide). Price: 25 Euro
42. MILES DAVIS: “Bags’ Groove” (Prestige/ Nippon Victor – SMJ-7137) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Rare Japan first original pressing in great condition. Very 1st issue housed in fragile flip-back sleeve. “There are a multitude of reasons why Bags’ Groove remains a cornerstone of the post-bop genre. Of course there will always be the lure of the urban myth surrounding the Christmas Eve 1954 session – featuring Thelonius Monk -- which is documented on the two takes of the title track. There are obviously more tangible elements, such as Davis’ practically telepathic runs with Sonny Rollins. Or Horace Silver’s uncanny ability to provide a stream of chord progressions that supply a second inconspicuous lead without ever overpowering. Indeed, Davis’ choice of former Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra and concurrent Modern Jazz Quartet members Milt Jackson (vibes), Kenny Clarke (drums), and Percy Heath (bass) is obviously well-informed. This combo became synonymous with the ability to tastefully improvise and provide bluesy bop lines in varied settings. The up-tempo and Latin-infused syncopation featured during the opening of "Airegin" flows into lines and minor-chord phrasings that would reappear several years later throughout Davis’ Sketches Of Spain epic. The fun and slightly maniacally toned "Oleo" features one of Heath’s most impressive displays on Bags’ Groove. His staccato accompaniment exhibits the effortless nature with which these jazz giants are able to incorporate round after round of solos onto the larger unit. Bags’ Groove belongs as a cornerstone of all jazz collections. Likewise, the neophyte as well as the seasoned jazz enthusiast will find much to discover and rediscover throughout the disc.” (All Music Guide). Damned rare, later pressings followed on Top Rank and then the late 1960s equally rare gatefold sleeve version, but this baby here was that very first press issue. Eat your heart out! Price: 50 Euro

43. MILES DAVIIS: “Sketches of Spain” (CBS Sony – 18AP-2057) (Record: Near Mint/ Jackate and CAP OBI: Mint, still housed in shrink with Miles 25 sticker on shrink/ Insert: Mint). Top copy, virginal Japanese high-quality press issue. Still housed in shrink with “Miles” sticker still on the shrink. Comes with Cap obi and the whole package is as clean as a virgin hooker’s pulsating ass!!! Price: 40 Euro

44. MILES DAVIS: “Circle In The Round” (CBS SONY – 36AP-1409~10) (2 LP Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ 2 Inserts: Near Mint). Top shape Japan 1st original press issue. Price: 30 Euro

45. MODERN JAZZ GIANTS: "Invitation To Modern Jazz" (United Artists - SMJ-7007) (Record: Excellent/ Fragile Flip Back Sleeve: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Damned rare early 1960s Japan original pressing of great vintage jazz slide featuring Art Farmer, Modern Jazz Quartet, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Gerry Mulligan and Philly Joe Jones. never seen a copy with first issue obi before...a steal. Price: 25 Euro
46. MONK, THELONIUS: “Greatest Hits” (Riverside/ Victor – SR-7049) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Excellent) Scarce Japan very 1st original press in nice shape. Price: 25 Euro

47. MONK, THELONIUS: “Monk Big Band and Quartet” (CBS – YS-427-C) (Record: Near Mint/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). Japan very first original pressing from 1963!!!! “This is one of pianist-composer Monk’s greatest recordings and represents a high point in his career. Performing at Philharmonic Hall in New York, Monk is heard taking an unaccompanied solo on "Darkness on the Delta" and jamming with his quartet (which had Charlie Rouse on tenor, bassist Butch Warren and drummer Frank Dunlop) on fine versions of "Played Twice" and a previously unreleased rendition of "Misterioso." However, this CD set has its most memorable moments during the six full-length performances by a ten-piece group. Monk’s quartet was joined by cornetist Thad Jones, trumpeter Nick Travis, Steve Lacy on soprano, altoist Phil Woods, baritonist Gene Allen and trombonist Eddie Bert. Jones and Woods have plenty of solos and, although Lacy surprisingly does not have any individual spots, his soprano is a major part of some of the ensembles. Most remarkable is "Four in One," which after one of Monk’s happiest (and very rhythmic) solos features the orchestra playing a Hal Overton transcription of a complex and rather exuberant Monk solo taken from his original record.” (All Music Guide) Clean Japanese press original. Price: 30 Euro

48. 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
49. NORDSTROM BENGT: “Frippe” 8Onlott – MLR-7001) (EP Record: Near Mint/ Silk Screen sleeve: Near Mint). Released in an edition of only 50 copies, all coming in individual designed sleeves. Swedish free jazz de max. The man behind Bird Notes label and the sole release of him you can get for cheap. Forget the original Bird Notes, the will cost you the price of an organ transplantation, so this might be as close as you can get and still be baffled with the awesome sounds within. Nordstrom rules big time!!! Price: 30 Euro