1977 Morehead State University - S/T SOLD
Obscure avant garde jazz lp out of Kentucky released in 1977 including some great covers of Zappa (Echidnas Arf Of You & Don't You Ever Wash That Thing), Ionization by Varèse, listen to the superb version of "Leprechaun's Dream" by Chick Corea and the great original composition, "Prisoner". Still unknown and nearly impossible to find.
Record has several light marks, no scuffs, no skips.
General wear on the cover,little seam split on the top and left edges.
Horace Silver - The Continuity Of Spirit SOLD
Original U.S. press released in 1985.
Lost 80's jazz gem written and composed by Horace Silver for the tiny Californian label, Silvetto, this album still unknown however this is a superb conceptual project including a deep spiritual vibe on each track, Horace Silver plays piano featuring the great Andy Bey, Maxine Waters and Julia Waters on vocals, Buddy Colette, Ray Pizzi, Don Menza, Ernie Watts on Flute, Carl Burnett on drums, Bob Maize on bass, Carl Saunders on Flugelhorn, Horace Silver brings a new dimension of his music by mixing vocal /modern jazz with a string orchestra to give a singularity of this project. Highly recommanded!!! Listen to "Scott Joplin" and "Brother Handy".
The record has light marks, no scuffs, it plays excellent.
The cover shows light wear on the edges and corners. Solid copy!!
Autographed by Horace Silver and Carl Burnett.
Groupe Lô - Ultimatum SOLD
CAC Marne La Vallée
Original French press of this scarce lp released in 1982, produced and privatly pressed by the Groupe Lô, a French avant garde jazz collective featuring Gennevière Cabannes, Pierre Mortarelli (bass), Dennis Cuniot (piano), Luc Le Masne (sax bass) - Pierre Sauvageot (trump, buggle) - Bruno Girard (violon) - Bernard Vitet (buggle). On side A, you can listen three conceptual avant garde / spiritual jazz pieces that remains me sometimes Le Collectif Le Temps Des Cerises. They create it with amateur jazzmen, amateur choir, students, west indies and rock musicians. On side B, you find three ost from obscure French movie, "Hughie", "les lievres du vilain", "la neige et la cendre" composed by the Groupe Lô. Underestimated because little known performance, highly recommanded!! Pressed in tiny quantities.
This copy has just one superficial mark, the cover shows light wear on the corners and light laminate wear.
Clifford Jordan - In The World SOLD
Original 1st press on Strata East.
Essential modern / spiritual jazz lp produced by Clifford Jordan featuring Don Cherry, Kenny Dorham, Wynton Kelly, Julian Preister, Richard Davis, Roy Haynes...
The record has several marks but plays really great, check the soundclip.
General wear on the cover, Seam split (7cm) on top edge.
Marc Mangen & Afrodisax - S/T SOLD
Original 1st press released in 1985.
Seldom seen and little known jazz lp composed, arranged and privatly pressed by Marc Mangen, you can listen a soundclip from the other copy that we sell, check the deep jazz track, "On A Winter's Day" with beautiful melancolic / cinematic theme, check also my favorite track, "The Eternal Flower" and the free / avant jazz oriented track, "The Silence Of a Candle In The Darkness Of An Attic". 80's jazz gem!!
Record has several light marks, no scuff, you can hear occasional ticks, overall, plays fine!!
Cover has laminate wear on front and back cover.
Milton Marsh - Monism SOLD
Strata East Records
Original US press released in 1975.
Great spiritual jazz lp on Strata East composed by Milton Marsh.
In sealed condition, Just a little split on one edge.
Various Artists - Los Angeles Jazz SOLD
Ultra rare private jazz 45 out of Los Angeles, it contains the outstanding spiritual deep jazz track, "Black King" by the Obie Jessie Quartet including beautiful theme and sublime flute solo, never comped???? Check also the jazz groove version of the famous track, "You Made Me So Happy" by The Jerry Rowan Quartet and the brazilian flavoured, "Bossa What" by the L.A. Jazz Quintet.
This copy shows light marks, no deep scuff, plays fine with some light background noises.
Visions - Visions & Dreams SOLD
East/West World Records
Scarce private press out of Los Angeles released in 1983.
Brilliant spiritual jazz lp composed, arranged and produced by the unknown artist, Alan Furutani featuring on lead vocal, his wife, Marsha Furutani.
It contains plenty of unique and tasteful tracks, listen to the long soundclip!!!!
This copy is a clean and shiny NM copy!!!
The cover shows some wear on the edges and corners.
Gary Bias - East 101 SOLD
Original U.S. press released in 1981.
Solid spiritual / modern jazz lp on the famous indy label Nimbus Records.
It contains the beautiful spiritual jazz track "Asiki".
The record shows some superficial marks but they don't affect the sound. It plays excellent.
Light ring wear on the front cover and wear on the edges and corners.
Karlton Hester & The Comtemporay Jazz Art Movement - Hesterian Musicism SOLD
Obscure and very hard to find avant garde / spiritual jazz lp from San Francisco privatly pressed and composed by Karlton Hester in 1982.
Check the long soundclip of the track, "felicious circus", a kind of progressive jazz composition mixing spiritual, modal, funk, and vocal elements. Truly unique and attractive!!! Check also the avant garde latin jazz "y la estacion de lluvias comienza"!!!
The record is shiny with only some superficial marks. It plays excellent. The cover has a split on the top right corner otherwise only a light general wear.
Minister Louis Farrakhan - Heed The Call Ya'll SOLD
Final Call Records
Original U.S. press released in 1980.
Amazing spoken word lp produced by Louis Farrakhan and Louis Small featuring Candido, Artie Webb, and Carlos Franzetti.
Check the soundclip of "Heed The Call Ya'll", with engaged spoken word by Farrakhan over a smooth soul funk rhythm section, great string arrangements and background vocals!!!
Both records show some light marks but they don't affect the sound. It plays excellent.
The cover is in EX condition with just some minor wear. Gatefold sleeve.
Pantincruel - Courant d' air SOLD
Obscure free / experimental jazz rock lp from France.
Laminate wear on the open edge.
Record in beautiful condition!!
Sadaka - Premonition SOLD
Original press of one of the hardest to find spiritual jazz lp, Sadaka "Premonition" composed, produced and privately pressed in very little quantities by Larry L. Holt aka Umlah Sadau-Holt.
Umlah plays for this session sax, flute, electric piano, Mini Moog, and Prophet 5. He's helped here by local but talented musicians like Rasul Siddik on trumpet, Harry Lane on piano, Joseph Bonner and Herisha Mark Williams on bass, Larry Hancock on drums and last but not least on lead and background vocals, the beautiful voices of Marti Mabin, Diane Witherspoon, Debrayon Lewis and The Mystic Daughters.
This sublime album from the Bay Area released in 1982 contains some incredible spiritual afro centric jazz tracks like "African Violet" or "Children Of Universe", but also the superb modern soul / soul jazz cut "You make The Sunshine" and the "10 minutes" instrumental deep jazz "Premonition". The rest of the lp is consistent, no fillers, just killers!!
The record is in VG+, some light marks, no scuffs, plays fine!!!
Cover shows light wear on corners and edges, no seam split!! Some stains on the back cover.
Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble - Hard Luck Soul SOLD
Original US press released in 1971.
Sublime spiritual jazz lp composed and arranged by Logan Rollins, nephew of jazz legend Sonny Rollins featuring his acolyte, Reynard Birtha on trumpet and musicians from the prison. Captured live in the auditorium of the prison chapel, recorded in one session, this album is a unique experience from mutant hard bop, latin jazz groove to deep 70's jazz, rich and intense low fi sound made by a large ensemble including hard drums and percussions, Piano,Organ, bass, guitar, horn section and incredible sax and trumpet solos by Logan and Reynard, listen to the soundclip.
Record has one hairline mark but it doesn't affect the sound, some superficial paper marks too, plays excellent without ticks or background noises, great copy!!
The cover still in shrink, minor wear on the open edge.
Billy Parker's Fourth World - Freedom Of Speech SOLD
Strata East Records
Original press released in 1975 of one of the rarest Strata East release.
Magnificient lp produced by Billy Parker featuring Dee Dee, Cecil and Ronald Bridgewater, Cecil McBee and Donald Smith. It contains some superb track like the absolute classic soul jazz "Get With It" and the soulful jazz vocal "Dance Of The Little Children"!!!
The record have several light marks, no deep scuff, it plays fine, check the soundclip!!
Wear on the front and back cover, little piece of red tape on down left corner, little writing on the front cover, seam split on the right (gatefold) and left edges.
Mombasa II - African Rythms & Blues SOLD
Intercord / Spiegelei Record
Original German press released in 1976.
Incredible lp from the beginning to the end by this legendary quintet, every tracks are amazing, the perfect meeting between afrocentric deep jazz and jazz funk, check the long soundclip!!!
The record shows some superficial hairline marks but they don't affect the sound, shiny copy, plays excellent!!!
The cover has wear on the left down corner, a seam split (5cm) on the left edge, some stains on the back cover.
Joe McPhee - Nation Time SOLD
Wowww!!!! We are proud to offer here an original copy of one of the most desirable spiritual jazz album ever recorded, the Joe McPhee - Nation Time lp!!
Recorded live at Vassar College Urban Center For Black Studies in 1971, this incredible session contains the terrific "Shakey Jake", a kind of free jazz funk "13 minutes" improvisation, the sound is rough, without compromise, each musician is totally engaged, check the intensive groove of the two drummers, Bruce Thompson and Ernest Bostic, the killer sax solos by Joey McPhee and Otis Greene, the brilliant Fender Rhodes work by Mike Kull and the crazy guitar solo by Dave Jones!!! The two other tracks, "Nation Time" and "Scorpio's Dance" sound more free but always with this intensive feeling!! Essential lp for every spiritual / free jazz collectors!!! Very very tough to find, and particularly in this condition!!!
I've found 3 superficial paper marks, this copy is close to Mint and plays excellent!!!
The cover is in NM condition too, just some minor wear on the corners.
It comes with the original insert.
Itaru Oki / Michel Pilz / Ralf R. Hubner - One Year. Afternoon & Evening SOLD
Original German press released in 1980.
Rare and in demand european free jazz lp!!!
The record shows just some superficial marks, it plays excellent!!!
Light general wear on the cover.
The Improvisational Arts Quintet - No Compromise SOLD
Rare spiritual / free jazz lp released in 1983 in New Orleans. Privatly pressed by the band, this album is like the title name, without compromise, the sound is rough, brute, free, the atmosphere is tensed... Like it's written in the liner note, a chaotic vertigo!!! Listen to my favorite track "Ettenro Ocelamn".
The record plays fine, just some superficial paper marks. The cover is in shrink with only some minor wears. Comes with the printed inner sleeve.
Weldon Irvine - In Harmony SOLD
Fantastic spiritual jazz lp produced by Mr Weldon Irvine in 1974 on the cult label, Strata East. He is helped for this album by the pianist but also his mentor, his teacher, "Virginia" Joe Jones.
Listen to the amazing jazz funk track "fat mouth" and my favourite track, the superb "Turkish bath".
The record shows some superficial marks that don't affect the sound quality. It plays excellent. The cover has a a seam split on the down edge (5cm), wear on the front and back cover.