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ELLA FITZGERALD Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook 12″ 2LP vinyl on Verve Records 1958

ELLA FITZGERALD Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook 12″ 2LP vinyl on Verve Records 1958
CONDITION: Gates are split on top of sleeve, inside of gatefold is clean. Records are in good shape. VG-

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the “First Lady of Song” and “Lady Ella,” was an American jazz and song vocalist.[1] With a vocal range spanning three octaves (Db3 to Db6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

She is considered to be a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook.[2] Over a recording career that lasted 59 years, she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush.

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KENNY G “Silhouette” + “Duotones” 12″ LP Vinyl Record LOT 1988, 1986

KENNY G “Silhouette” + “Duotones” 12″ LP Vinyl Record LOT 1988, 1986
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve and vinyl. Plays well. VG

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Kenny G signed with Arista Records as a solo artist in 1982, after label president Clive Davis heard his rendition of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”. He has released many solo albums and collaborated with various artists including Andrea Bocelli, Whitney Houston, , Peabo Bryson, Toni Braxton, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Natalie Cole, Steve Miller (which marked the only time he appeared on a rock and roll album), Dudley Moore, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin. Influenced by the likes of saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr. and the lyricism of Barry Manilow, his own albums are usually classified as smooth jazz.

He received success quite early on, with both G Force and Gravity, his second and third studio albums respectively, achieving platinum status in the United States. These sales were topped by his fourth studio album, Duotones, which shifted over five million copies in the U.S. alone. His sixth studio album, Breathless, became the number one best selling instrumental album ever, with over 15 million copies sold, of which 12 million were in the U.S. He broke another record when his first holiday album, Miracles, sold over 13 million copies, making it the most successful Christmas album to date.

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DIXIE DREGS Night Of The Living Dregs Dregs Of The Earth 12” vinyl LP Capricorn Records 1980 lot

DIXIE DREGS Night Of The Living Dregs Dregs Of The Earth 12” vinyl LP Capricorn Records ’80 lot
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++

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The Dixie Dregs are a jazz fusion band formed in the 1970s. Their mostly instrumental music fuses jazz, southern rock, bluegrass and classical forms in an often unique, virtuosic style

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KAWAIDA “Kuumba-Toudie Heath” 12″ LP Vinyl Trip Jazz Records

KAWAIDA “Kuumba-Toudie Heath” 12″ LP Vinyl Trip Jazz Records
CONDITION: Good condition. Medium surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice. VG-

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A super-hip batch of soul jazz tracks by Albert Toodie Heath of the Heath Brothers – working here on a rare session as a leader, with a sound that’s right up there with the Heath Brothers’ early work for Strata East!! The lineup is incredible – as Heath is joined by players that include Don Cherry, Buster Williams, Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, and Ed Blackwell – all coming together for a session that’s nearly lost to the history books, but which is one of the strongest spiritual jazz sessions of the late 60s! Herbie plays all acoustic piano throughout, and the tracks are long, leaping, and loping – with stretched-out spiritual solos from Jimmy Heath and Don Cherry – and a proud and righteous sound that’s extremely free-spirited without going too far out! Titles include “Baraka”, “Maulana”, “Dunia”, and “Kamili”.  © 1996-2010, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

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JOHN BERBERIAN “Ode to an Oud” 2 x 12″ Double LP Vinyl Mainstream Records *Original* 1974

JOHN BERBERIAN “Ode to an Oud” 2 x 12″ Double LP Vinyl Mainstream Records *Original* 1974
CONDITION: Good condition. Light to medium surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice. VG

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Groovy Eastern sounds from John Berberian – a musician we know from more rockish projects, but who steps out here on a relatively traditional set of tunes! As you’d guess from the title, Berberian’s instrument is the oud – that weird stringed instrument we probably know best from Ahmed Abdul-Malik’s jazz experiments of the early 60s, used here by John in styles that are much more in keeping with its Middle Eastern roots. The rhythms draw from Turkish, Armenian, and Arabic inspiration – and other instruments on the record include finger cymbals, clarinet, bongos, guitar, and assorted percussion. Most number features vocals sung in a haunting sort of tone – and tunes include “Rast Taksim”, “Yarus”, “Sevasda”, “Savgulum”, “Sevan 5/4”, and “Azziza”.-dustygroove.com

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ALICE COLTRANE “Journey in Satchidananda” 12″ LP Vinyl 1971 Impulse! Records

ALICE COLTRANE “Journey in Satchidananda” 12″ LP Vinyl 1971 Impulse! Records
CONDITION: Good condition. Medium surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice. VG-

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Journey in Satchidananda was the fourth solo album by Alice Coltrane. Its title (and title track) reflects Coltrane’s inspiration by Swami Satchidananda, to whom she had become close, and whose disciple she was.

“Shiva-Loka”, or “realm of Shiva” — the realm of the third member of the Hindu trinity, the “dissolver of creation”. “Stopover Bombay” refers to a five week stay in India and Sri Lanka on which Coltrane was due to go in December 1970. “Something About John Coltrane” is based on themes by her late husband, John Coltrane. “Isis and Osiris”, on which Charlie Haden replaces Cecil McBee on bass, and Vishnu Wood plays oud, indicates Coltrane’s interest in Middle Eastern and North African music and culture. The presence of the tamboura, played by Tulsi, reflects Coltrane’s interest in Indian music and religion.

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JEREMY STEIG “Legwork” 12″ LP Vinyl Solid State Records

JEREMY STEIG “Legwork” 12″ LP Vinyl Solid State Records
CONDITION: Good condition. Light surface wear on sleeve and vinyl. VG

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Jeremy Steig, (September 23, 1942), the son of New Yorker cartoonist William Steig, is notable as one of the few jazzflutists playing flute exclusively, as opposed to doubling from other woodwinds.
At age 19 Steig was involved in a motorcycle accident which left him paralyzed on one side. For some years afterward, he played the flute with the help of a special mouthpiece.
After a start in mainstream jazz, with albums with Bill Evans and Denny Zeitlin, Steig became an early force in the jazz-rock fusion experiments of the late 1960s and early 70s, including the short lived band Jeremy and the Satyrs, featuringWarren Bernhardt, Eddie Gomez and Adrian Guillary. Steig’s album Energy, later re-released with additional material under different titles, featured keyboard player Jan Hammer and bassist Eddie Gomez, and was recorded at Electric Lady Studios under the hand of sometime Jimi Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer. Additionally, Steig played flute on the seminalPeter Walker record “Rainy Day Raga”, providing an atmospheric color essential to the records fusion of Eastern Indian and Americana Folk traditions.
Steig addressed the tonal color restrictions of the instrument by the use of “modern” acoustic techniques (voice multiphonics and overtones similar to Rahsaan Roland Kirk, key percussion) electronic effects, and by using the entire battery of flute-family instruments, from piccolo to bass flute (including the obscure Sousa-era alto piccolo), often over-dubbed and multi-tracked together.
His song Howlin’ For Judy from his 1970 album “Legwork” is the source of the main sample in the 1994 Beastie Boys’ single “Sure Shot”.
Steig performs the role of “The Pied Piper,” exclusively on flute, in the film Shrek: Forever After, based on the character created by his father.

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