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Artist:
Title:
Bizet: Carmen & L'arlisienne Suite
Release Date: 3/20/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B81) $81.98 

Ernest Ansermet conducts L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande for this audiophile 45rpm 180g Vinyl reissue of the 1960 recording of Bizet's Carmen & L'Arlisienne Suites. Ernest Ansermet (November 11, 1883-February 20, 1969), was a great conductor who left his mark on the history of classical music with his exquisite and colorful performances. The bulk of Ansermet's recordings were made with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets! Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide! Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!

Artist:
Title:
Cafe Blue
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (A179) $179.98 

Patricia Barber has always been an artist's artist, harnessing a restless imagination and an intellectualized curiosity to create visionary jazz that breaks boundaries and reorders perceptions. She serves the chase: the unexpected musical note. The irreplaceable word. The irregular beating heart of jazz. And Café Blue is the album that best personifies her genius. Spare, turbulent, quirky, and slyly humorous, there is no other jazz masterwork quite like it. For the first collaboration with this musical vanguard, Impex's 1STEP is exclusively cut from original analog work masters and cut by Kevin Gray at CoHearent Audio. The stunning fidelity, breathtaking dynamics and startling spacial realism surpass every other edition of this breakthrough album. Numbered, Limited Edition! Only 5000 Numbered Copies! 100% Analog 180g 45rpm Vinyl!

Artist:
Title:
La Belle Et Le Blues
Release Date: 3/13/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-28-20) Screen goddess, fashion icon, pioneer of female empowerment: La Bardot's various achievements are fully recognized around the world. Her work as a singer, however, has been less familiar outside of Francophone territories. "La Belle Et Les Blues" is the first legitimate retrospective of her recording career specifically compiled for the English-speaking market. Spanning the years 1962-1970, it is a glorious confection of smoky jazz, frenetic yé-yé and groovy late 60s pop, all stamped with Bardot's idiosyncratic vocal approach, as unique as that of her acting. Highlights abound throughout "La Belle Et Les Blues", from effervescent early cuts like 'L'Appareil A Sous' and 'Moi Je Joue', via Bardot's trademark "tropezian" introspection on 'Mr Sun" and 'La Madrague', to the Serge Gainsbourg-helmed late 60s apotheosis of 'Harley-Davidson', 'Bonnie & Clyde' and Brigitte's raunchy original version of 'Je T'aime Moi Non Plus', tracks that have since become global club and turntable favourites. The carefully remastered, delightfully illustrated collection comes with extensive liner notes detailing Bardot's enduring appeal across the decades and, as a special bonus, features fresh musings from B.B. herself on her times as a recording artist - in a rare interview granted especially for this release.

Artist:
Title:
Just A Mistake - Lean Lanky Daddy
Release Date: 3/13/2020
Format: 7
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-28-20) The Ebonettes were a female group Dave Hamilton cut on 'Side By Side' aka 'Just A Mistake' as issued by the Barrino Brothers on TCB in 1969. The song has a funky mid-tempo groove and is very in-demand. This is the first time on vinyl for this femme version which has been championed by DJ Snowboy over the years. The flip is the popular Northern Soul number 'Lean Lanky Daddy' sung by Little Ann about Dave and only previously available on a deleted Kent Select single.

Artist:
Title:
What Are We Gonna Do About This Mess - Honey Can I
Release Date: 3/13/2020
Format: 7
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-28-20) From the same unissued Crossover LP as 'Secret Weapon', this is another great mid-70s soul dance track that only came to light on Darrow Fletcher's Kent CD. It's from the Zane Grey and LenRon Hanks Los Angeles song-writing period which also saw the superb 'Honey Can I' issued on Crossover, a future in-demand single.

Artist:
Title:
Sweet Baby - I'll Fly To Your Open Arms
Release Date: 3/13/2020
Format: 7
List Price: (B13) $13.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-28-20) Though Al Gardner's Detroit 60s soul classic 'Sweet Baby' was issued in France as well as on a now expensive Sepia release in Detroit, it has never had a UK 45 release until now. The flip is a terrific previously LP-only track by Jack Ashford - the producer and writer of both sides of this 45. Best known for his percussion work at Motown, Pied Piper and Just, he shows he has a good voice on this great, now popular, song.

Artist:
Title:
The In Sound
Release Date: 3/20/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

This is one of Eddie Harris' great records. The playing is inspired! What a band! Cedar Walton (piano) and Billy Higgins (drums), Lee Morgan's favourite rhythm section. The underrated but popular tenor saxophonist introduces his "Freedom Jazz Dance," which would become a jazz standard after featuring on Miles Davis' album Miles Smiles. Plays one of the earlier versions of "The Shadow of Your Smile," romps on "Love for Sale" and "'S Wonderful," and also performs "Born to Be Blue" and his own "Cryin' Blues." Harris is heard in prime form in a quartet/quintet with pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Billy Higgins, and part-time trumpeter Ray Codrington. A gem. Scott Yanow/AMG. Recorded 1965 Engineer – Tom Dowd. Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Artist:
Title:
Boogie Chillen' C/w Boogie Chillin' #2
Release Date: 3/13/2020
Format: 10
List Price: (B25) $25.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-28-20) Just as streaming takes over, Ace goes back to the future with a 78rpm 10" release. A beautifully recreated disc in a custom brown bag with the correct (2 3/4") Sensation label. A limited edition of 500 numbered copies. The A-side is a remarkable remastering of the first John Lee Hooker release 'Boogie Chillen' from 1948, while the flip features a newly discovered and previously unheard take of 'Boogie Chillen #2' from 1950. This is to prepare you all for the forthcoming 71-track 3CD set of the Bernie Besman sessions of John Lee Hooker from 1948-52. 33+45=78 so to play, press the 33 and 45 buttons on your record deck simultaneously… and lo and behold it plays at 78. Allegedly

Artist:
Title:
These Are My Roots - Clifford Jordon Plays Leadbelly
Release Date: 3/20/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

Clifford Jordan hailed from Chicago, hometown of hard-driving, so-called ‘tough tenorists’ like Gene Ammons and Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis. While Jordan shared their unnerving bravado, his tone is different, an alluring tone, simultaneously rough around the edges and ephemeral. A sought-after sideman, Jordan recorded with stalwarts as Lee Morgan and Max Roach in the late fifties and early sixties, as well as a series of high standard solo albums. Like age matures wine, Jordan’s style ripened in the early seventies, his lines becoming fluent like ripples of lake water. Jordan kept recording and performing steadily until his death in 1993. Maybe this album, filled with interpretations of such classic tunes as Take This Hammer and Goodnight Irene, is not such a surprise act after all. The preceding year, Jordan had been part of Charles Mingus’ outfit (appearing on the hi-voltage live album Right Now: Live At The Jazz Workshop) Musical gobbler Mingus’ unfazed search for new vistas while retaining an all-embracing sense of the past’s relevance and blend of harmonic finesse with unbridled juke joint tumult surely rubbed off on Jordan. Da Gray Goose is one of the cases in point. Tasteful harmony over the stop-time theme kicks it into action, strongly plucked bass and fiery drums inspire the soloists, creating an atmosphere of abandon. Lusty shout choruses stoke up the fire as the tune progresses. There are also some, yes, virtuoso banjo parts. The gloomy folk blues music of Huddie ‘Leadbelly’ Ledbetter, whose life story reads like a combined effort of Shakespeare and James Baldwin, including oppression, hardship, addiction, treachery, murder and prison life, is excellently cast in a jazz frame. But not too jazzy, often the sound of Jordan’s top-notch group is as tough-as-nails as the sound of any one group that enlivened the back alley bars way back when. Jordan’s unpredictable phrasing overcomes the restrictions of the rigid folk blues form. Craftily uncrafted, These Are My Roots is a spirited album of earnest, raw and ebullient swing. Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London Recorded on February 1 & 17, 1965 in NYC

Artist:
Title:
Visions Of A New World
Release Date: 3/20/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

Pianist Lonnie Liston Smith began his true professional career with Pharoah Sanders and then moved on to the very electric Miles Davis band before embarking on his own journey -- one that took him deep into the waters of pop music and disco by the late '70s. On Visions of a New World, Smith, accompanied by his working unit the Cosmic Echoes, digs deeper into the soul-jazz vein that he had begun exploring on Expansions and Funk Extraction in 1973 and 1974, respectively. In 1975, Smith was looking for a smoother, more soulful groove than he had displayed previously. Elements of the earlier band are in evidence: Vocalist Donald Smith is still on board, as are Dave Hubbard and Cecil Bridgewater on horns. Reggie Lucas even helps out on guitar in one or two places, and Ray Armando helps the percussion section. Despite these fiery players, the music here is strictly a late-night seduction/meditation groove. Tracks like the opener, "A Chance for Peace," keep the funk in mid-tempo while rounding off the edges, but "Love Beams" sounds exactly like its name. "Colours of the Rainbow" is a duet between Donald and Lonnie on keyboard and vocals, and "Devika" is the first place where the groove exceeds the mood. Latin rhythms, loosely woven horn lines, funky backbeats, and a slinky melody bring the whole thing up a couple of notches. The only other place the album heats up is on the final two tracks: the second part of the title suite -- when Donald Smith stops singing -- and "Summer Nights," when the concentration is on pure movement and sweaty, shimmering late-night funk. by ThomJurek/AMG. Produced by – Bob Thiele, Lonnie Liston Smith Mixed by – Dave Wittman, Lonnie Liston Smith, Michael Carvin. Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London. Recorded in 1975 at Electric Lady Studios.

Artist:
Title:
Is That So?
Release Date: 2/21/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (A50) $50.98 

(2-LP set) Six years in the making, Is That So? is one of John McLaughlin’s deepest and most profound musical collaborations with prolific Indian composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Joining the duo is their life-long friend and musical brother Ustad Zakir Hussain on the tabla, who has been collaborating with John since they founded Shakti in the early ‘70s, acknowledged by most to be the first groundbreaking crossover East-West musical group. “The idea for this album appeared in my mind early 2013. Shankar and I had been touring with Shakti and I was constantly inspired by his superb voice and gigantic talent. Even though I had studied the theory and practice of Indian music for years, I remain a “Western” musician and one aspect of Western music is the magic of harmony”, says John. “From the outset in the early 1970’s, I constantly researched the possibilities of integrating harmony into the traditions of North and South India while at the same time keeping as close as possible to the melodic rules of the Raga system. However, the idea I mention above, was to abandon the rules of the Raga system completely and apply my own western harmonic liberty to the amazing voice of Shankar Mahadevan.” "Before concerts, John and I used to dabble with free improvisations using Indian scales (Ragas) and different harmonies backing them”, says Shankar Mahadevan. “The whole texture, color, feeling and the canvas of the music excited us as harmonic content does not exist in Indian classical music. In the beginning it was just a fun experiment, but it soon became larger than life and we knew we had to record it. When Zakir Hussain, the great tabla Maestro himself agreed to play in the improvisational sections we knew this would take our recording to a new level. We could not have asked for more. Is that So? is a a new concept in the meeting of musicians, singers, percussionists and the musical cultures of the East and West and takes us into unexplored musical horizons. Gatefold jacket.

Artist:
Title:
Bob Stanley & Pete Wigges Present - The Tears Of Technology
Release Date: 3/13/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-28-20) Compiled by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, "The Tears Of Technology" celebrates this brief period when scruffy synth duos from the provinces broke through and took over British pop. Like mellotrons before them, synths could project a strange and deep emotion; listen to OMD's 'Sealand', or the Human League's 'WXJL Tonight', and it was clear that something in the wiring had an inherent melancholy. "The Tears Of Technology" celebrates an era of electronic melancholia, synthesized intimacies and insights - even Tomorrow's World didn't see that coming.

Artist:
Title:
Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present - The Tears Of Technology
Release Date: 3/13/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B46) $46.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-28-20) (2-LP set) Compiled by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, "The Tears Of Technology" celebrates this brief period when scruffy synth duos from the provinces broke through and took over British pop. Like mellotrons before them, synths could project a strange and deep emotion; listen to OMD's 'Sealand', or the Human League's 'WXJL Tonight', and it was clear that something in the wiring had an inherent melancholy. "The Tears Of Technology" celebrates an era of electronic melancholia, synthesized intimacies and insights - even Tomorrow's World didn't see that coming. The double LP is available on 180g vinyl and contains a bonus track - the Turquoise Swimming Pools' 'The Winds'.

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Title:
More Long-lost Honkers & Twangers
Release Date: 3/13/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B24) $24.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-28-20) Here we bring you a second volume of "Long-Lost Honkers & Twangers" featuring 10 rarities from the genre's heyday, plus a whopping 14 previously unissued gems by the Ventures, Ramrods, Velvetones, Mus-Twangs and other instrumental bands. Compilation and notes by Ace's go-to instro experts Dave Burke and Alan Taylor, longstanding co-editors of Pipeline magazine. A limited edition of 1500 copies only.


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