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32. INTERSYSTEMS: “Number One” (Organ Of Corti – Organ Of Corti-25) (Record: Near Mint/ EP Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Booklet: Mint). Long gone deluxe limited pressing of only 500 copies of subliminal weird head-fuck. SOLD
33. The JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA: “Communication” (Fontana – SFON-7076) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Top condition, Japan 1st original pressing. The group features the world-beating line-up of consisting out of amongst others, Carla Bley, Paul Bley (piano); Steve Lacy (Soprano sax); Jimmy Lions (alt sax); Roswell Rudd (Trombone); Archie Shepp (trumpet); John Tchicai and Milford Graves (drums). Totally bewildering early Fire Breathing Music that would blossom into bloom some years earlier, but all the chief players and musical components are already fully in place on this recording. All of the participants are at the top of their game, Lacy wails throughout and Graves never misses a beat. The sound takes elements of wall-destroying free jazz and welds it to a black backbone that mixes tar-thick percussive rattles, enormous bottom end soprano soloing and heavenly wood bass throbbing to conjure the kind of ritualistic wipe-out of the Hermann Nitsch Orchestra almost a decade later. The whole group mints a form of improvisation that is as dense as it is fleet and ferocious. Pretty fantastic. The sonic outcome is hyper-active with fast/slow spindly runs and spinning odd circular patterns over which saxophone and trumpet link horns and further extrapolate the brief, barbed architectures, playing classic US free jazz moves but with the kind feel for extrapolated space. Amazing amount of detail in here, with the players working speed-of-thought transmutations of whole jazz histories. Just stunning, a gemstone of a recording. A great marriage of an almost orchestral & big band compositional vision and break-out firebrand performances from the new US punks on the brink of becoming expatriates, The Jazz Composers Orchestra at this point in time remains a key free jazz side!! Hyper clean 1st original Japanese pressing blessed with that crystal clear sound. SOLD
34. 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
35. 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
36. KISSING SPELL: “Los Pajaros” (Shadoks – Shadoks Music 064) (Sealed Copy). Long out of print and deleted deluxe issue of Chilean psych masterpiece. Price: 40 Euro
37. KYUSS: “Sons Of Kyuss – Demo 1990” (Desert Fish – 6999-02) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Released in 2005 in an edition of 320 copies, numbered – this one being 210/ 320> Comes on clear vinyl. Killer heavy desert dwelling riffage of prime time Kyuss. Price: 45 Euro
38. 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
39. LACY, STEVE & STEVE POTTS: “Live In Budapest” (West Wind – WestWind-011) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original West Germany press issue that came out  in 1988. The material was taken from a live concert that took place on October 11, 1987. These later day Lacy records all came out in small numbers due to his then dwindling popularity, making then these days quite a bitch to dig up. Still, the music is beyond stellar. Price: 25 Euro
40. 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
41. 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
42. LIGHTNING HOPKINS: "California Mudslide (And Earthquake)" (Liberty Records - LP-80231) (Red Wax Record: Near Print/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). rare 1971 Japan first original press. WHITE LABEL PROMO issue that comes pressed on RED wax. Classic and totally stunning classic blues slide by one of the all-time greatest. Every Collection needs Lightning Hopkins. SOLD
43. LIGHTNING HOPKINS with BROWNIE McGHEE; SONNY TERRY & BIG JOE WILLIAMS: "First Meetin' Of Blues Giants" (United Artists - GXF-38) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Original Japanese high quality pressing all-complete with nice obi. The humorous vocal exchanges on the laid-back "Ain't Nothin' Like Whiskey" and the upbeat "Wimmin From Coast to Coast" are riotous, and the crisp lines of the acoustic guitars are timeless.  Awesome... SOLD
448. MAD RIVER: “Paradise Bar And Grill” (Capitol – ST-185) (Record: Excellent/ Jacket: Excellent – has some faint ring wear). Original 1969 US pressing on green Capitol label. The follow-up to their legendary debut and final recording, boasting out a totally different musical style that may scare away fans of the very first hour but in retrospect “Paradise bar & Grill” is as good, if not better, than their debut. The LP was completely different from their debut and the tracks largely retreated into country-rock but at the same time inscrutable acidic tunes with vicious guitar riffing and detuned melodies do pop up, making it an extremely diffuse record balancing between styles and moods. Although it may seem unhinged on paper, the whole affair does gel well together and the band veered from country to agonized acid rock that made up their debut. “Paradise Bar and Grill” is a jarring roller coaster ride that made it a hard album for the critics to digest. Still, to these ears, it is as good – if not better – than their debut, reassuring the fact that Mad River was one of the most original acid fried band to seep out of that fertile West Coast scene. Fantastic!! SOLD
45. McINTYRE, MAURICE: “Humility In The Light Of The Creator” (Delmark – DS-419-S) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Top condition US original pressing. SOLD
46. MINGUS, CHARLIE: “Mingus Plays Piano – Spontaneous Compositions And Improvisations” (Impulse – YP-8542-AI) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent but has some mildew aging spots visible/ Insert: Near Mint). Japanese original pressing, promo issue of vital Mingus slide. Price: 20 Euro
47. OM KALSOUM: "Anta Oumri" (Sono Cairo - BSD-18) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original early 1970s Egyptian pressing of classic Om Kalsoum slide. Om Kalsoum was the it voice in Arabic music for the better part of the last half of the 20th century. She was revered by musicians of every stripe and had reportedly performed on not only the world's stages, but also on at least 750 film soundtracks as a singer and composer. This is an early recording of her, dervish like female vox and swirling orchestrations....bewitchingly beautiful & Top condition. SOLD
48. 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
49. 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: 50 Euro
50. The PATRON SAINTS: “Fohhoh Bohob” (Time Lag Records – Time-Lag 039/040) (Record: Mint/ EP Single: Mint/ Booklet: Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Mint/ LP Jacket: Mint). Limited and out of print reissue that surfaced in 2007. Deluxe and exact official reissue of one of the rarest & most unique gems of the 60s private press psychedelic underground. Home recorded in a suburban New York living room over just a couple weeks in 1969 by three enthused teenagers, and then self released by the band in an edition of only 100 copies complete with hand assembled covers and booklet insert. Dreams of rock stardom may have faded quickly, but from such humble beginnings these kids totally transcended their limited resources… an album overflowing with naive creativity, huge ideas, deep bedroom mysticism, and more then a hint of stoned teenage humor, not to mention a rather unusual assortment of instruments and some very unconventional but brilliant "studio" maneuvering. two singers/songwriters both with wonderfully deep, poetic & introspective lyrics and unique voices, chiming 12 string & electric guitars, unusually cool use of piano, crude drum kit, autoharp, banjo, tambourine, subtle bursts of fuzz bass, off kilter unison vocals, washes of reverb modulation, weird tape edits, and a seriously one-of-a-kind vibration. There's truly been nothing like it before or since…LP version : highest quality production throughout with better then ever master tape sounds and warm analog mastering, audiophile 180gm vinyl, exact reproduction of the original heavy weight cover with front & back mind-blowingly cool crude black & white art just like the original, exact reproduction of the thick insert booklet with gold printed covers on multiple colors of construction paper. plus a bonus 7inch of two essential tracks intended for the original lp but left off due to time restrictions, complete with colored construction paper picture sleeve and lyric insert. without a doubt, the definitive reissue of this lost masterpiece. released in full cooperation with founding member Eric Bergman. Price: 30 Euro
51. PENTANGLE: “Basket Of Light” (Transatlantic/ Toshiba Musical Industries – IRP-80748) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Booklet: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Rare 2nd press issue, complete with illustrated booklet and OBI. Also one that is getting scarces with the minute but much cheaper as opposed to the first issue pressing with the green Victor SJAT obi, which is next to impossible to find. Still, stupidly clean copy here. Sound quality is astonishing. SOLD