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.
Mixed Bag - Mixed Bag's First Album SOLD
Rare spiritual jazz lp released in 1976 in Detroit by the Tribe community.
Great performance by the Mixed bag, Ron Brooks on bass, Gaff Dunsun aka Eddie Russ on keyboards, Jerry Glassel on guitar, Larry Nozero on reed, flute, Dave Kother on percussion, Dan spencer on drums. Plenty of great tracks, check the soundclip!!
The record has just superficial marks, no scuff. There is some light tics and background noises on the soundclip because my stylus was in bad condition, i have change it, this copy plays excellent!!!
The cover shows light wear on the edges and corners, in solid shape.
Larry Ridley - Sum Of The Parts SOLD
Strata East Records
Original 1st press on Strata East released in 1975.
Brilliant spiritual jazz / jazz funk lp under the direction of the bassist, Larry Ridley featuring Onaje Allan Gumbs on electric piano, clavinet, string synthesizer, Sonny Fortune on sax and flute, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Grady Tate on drums... Listen to the furious hip jazz funk, "Well you needn't" and the deep latin jazz, 'Changa Chikuyo".
The record has just some superficial marks, no scuffs, it plays excellent!!
Cover in excellent condition, one stamp on the back cover.
The Awakening - Mirage SOLD
Black Jazz Records
Original US press from 1973.
Amazing spiritual jazz / jazz funk lp by the Awakening, it became a classic album in the genre, essential stuff!!
the record has just some light marks, it plays fine!!!
The cover shows a punch hole and a light wear of the corners.
Hal Singer / Jef Gilson - Soul Of Africa SOLD
Le Chant Du Monde
Original fisrt press released in 1965 on the famous french label, Le Chant Du Monde",
Everything starts by a meet between two cult jazz musicians, Hal Singer and one of my idol, Jef Gilson known for his unique musical approach, loving the mixtures between diffenent cultures. This rich collaboration gives this incredible afrocentric spiritual jazz masterpiece, they are helped by Bernard Lubat on piano and vibes, Jacky Samson on bass and the "Malagasy Rhythm" on drums and percussions, check the soundclip!!!
This copy shows just some superficial marks, no scuffs, it plays excellent!!!
The cover has three seam splits (between 4 and 8 cm) on three edges.
Horace Tapscott And Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Flight 17 SOLD
Original US press released in 1978, one of the rarest lp from Nimbus Records.
Fantastic spiritual jazz album composed by Horace Tapscott, listen to "Maui" with superb horn arrangements and soulful vibes.
The record shows just some superficial marks, no scuffs, it plays excellent!!
The cover has some wears on the open edge and a little writing on the front cover, still in shrink.
Phil Ranelin - Time Is Now SOLD
Original U.S. issue of this lost classic spiritual jazz lp released in 1974.
Brilliant performance by the Tribe community composed, arranged and produced by Phil Ranelin featuring Marcus Belgrave, Wendell Harrison, Haroun El Nil, John Dana, Keith Vreeland, Charles Moore, Reginald Fields...
This set is one of the most outsider session issued on Tribe records, the songs are long and progressive but always with the Tribe touch. Check the sound clip!!!!
The record is in EX condition with just superficial paper marks, no scuffs, plays fine!!
The cover is NM, just some minor wear. A beautiful copy!!!
Nate Morgan - Journey Into Nigritia SOLD
Incredible 80's spiritual jazz lp on the legendary Nimbus label pressed in 1983. This record is deep and intense with some superb themes. A great combination which gives a powerful afrocentric influenced modal jazz masterpiece!!! Nate Morgan is helped for this album by Dadisi Komolafe on alto sax, Jeff Littleton on bass and Fritz Wise on drums. I found only two little superficial paper marks, this lp is in near perfect condition. The cover is in beautiful condition too, just a minimal wear on the corners. Highly in demand nowadays and very hard to find in this condition!!!
Prince Billy Mahdi Wright - You Got Dat Wright SOLD
Ra Eni Records
Original US press out of Chicago released in 1982.
Seldom seen and now highly in demand spiritual jazz lp by Billy Mahdi, sax, flute, kalimba, featuring Corky McClerkin on piano, Eldee Young on bass, Dave Baldwin on sax and vocals by Eve Garnett, Brenda Sims, Ozana Chavis, listen to the deep disco jazz mover "Summer Love" and the spiritual tune, " Tune Weaver".
This copy shows some light paper and hairline marks but they don't affect the sound, it plays excellent!! The cover has one little tear on the down right corner, some minor wears on the others corners, a solid copy.
Cohelmec Ensemble - 5 Octobre 1974 SOLD
Hard to find original French press on Chevance released in 1974 of this consistent free / avant garde jazz album.
The Cohelmec Ensemble delivers here a heavy free-styled experimental jazz performance recorded live in Paris. Please listen to the sound clip.
The record shows some superficial paper marks, no scuff, it plays excellent.
The cover is VG+, light wear on the edges and corners, no writing, stickers, seam split.
This is a 2 lp set in a gatefold sleeve including the printed inner sleeve.