//SPIRITUAL / FREE JAZZ

Cover/Vinyl: VG-/VG 150€

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.


Cover/Vinyl: VG/EX 80€

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.


Cover/Vinyl: NM/NM 650€

Joe McPhee - Nation Time SOLD

CJR

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.


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/EX 30€

Itaru Oki / Michel Pilz / Ralf R. Hubner - One Year. Afternoon & Evening SOLD

FMP

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.


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/EX 60€

The Improvisational Arts Quintet - No Compromise SOLD

Prescription Records

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.


Cover/Vinyl: VG/EX 140€

Weldon Irvine - In Harmony SOLD

Strata East

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.


Cover/Vinyl: VG++/VG++ 150€

Mixed Bag - Mixed Bag's First Album SOLD

Tribe Records

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.


Cover/Vinyl: EX/VG++ 60€

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.


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/EX 50€

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.


Cover/Vinyl: VG/VG++ 300€

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.


Cover/Vinyl: EX/EX 70€

Horace Tapscott And Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Flight 17 SOLD

Nimbus Records

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.


Cover/Vinyl: NM/EX 100€

Phil Ranelin - Time Is Now SOLD

Tribe Records

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!!!


Cover/Vinyl: NM/NM 220€

Nate Morgan - Journey Into Nigritia SOLD

Nimbus

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!!!


Cover/Vinyl: VG++/VG++ 400€

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.


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/EX 70€

Cohelmec Ensemble - 5 Octobre 1974 SOLD

Chevance

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.


Cover/Vinyl: VG++/VG++ 30€

Richard Abrams - Levels And Degrees Of Light SOLD

Delmark Records

Original U.S. press released in 1968.
Creative spiritual / avant garde jazz lp arranged by Richard Abrams featuring Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Maurice McIntyre, Penelope Taylor, David Moore and more...
Please listen to the deep jazz track "Levels And Degrees Of Light" including a superb vocal performance by Penelope Taylor and the free jazz track "The Bird Song".
The record shows some light marks but they don't affect the sound. It plays fine.
The cover has a light general wear.


Cover/Vinyl: EX/VG+ 70€

Kamal Abdul Alim - Dance SOLD

Stash Records

Original U.S. pressing of this sublime spiritual jazz lp recorded in 1983 and released in 1988 on Stash Records.
Kamal Abdul Alim plays the trumpet and it features James Spaulding on alto sax and flute, Bobby Watson on alto and soprano sax, Rahn Burton on piano, Abdul Wali on guitar, Sabu Adeyola on bass, Idris Muhamad on drums, and Abdus-Saboor on percussion.
This soulful album contains the afrocentric groovy / modal track "Brotherhood" comped by Luv n'haight, the beautiful deep jazz track "Prayer", the modal jazz track "Dance", and more...
The record is in VG+ condition. You can see some light marks but they don't affect the sound and it plays excellent!! The cover shows just some minor wear, a clean copy!!!


Cover/Vinyl: EX/EX 160€

Marva Broome - Mystifying Mama / For All We Know SOLD

Horse Records

Original French pressing.
This rare 45 contains the outstanding spiritual jazz funk track "Mystifying Mama" featuring the superb voice of Marva Broome and a solid funky rhythm section, dirty clavinet, hard hittin' percussions and a terriffic free horn section by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago!!!! Comped on the Jazz Bizniz Vol. 3.
This copy is in EX condition, there are just some superficial marks but they don't affect the sound. It plays excellent. The cover is in EX condition as well with just some minor wear and a light ring wear on the front and back.


cover / vinyl: NM/EX 70€

Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble - Funky Donkey SOLD

Creative Consciousness Records

Original U.S. press released in 1977.
Scarce lp composed by Luther Thomas, Lester Bowie and Charles Bobo Shaw, it contains the incredible track, "Funky Donkey" , a kind of wild free jazz funk experience, a mix between a intensive dirt funk rhythm section and plenty of freak horns, this stuff is really attractive!!! Listen also the beautiful spiritual latin jazz, "Una New York"!!
A wonderful and essential lp for spiritual / free jazz fan!!!
The record shows just some superficial marks but they don't affect the sound. It plays excellent. The cover is in NM condition!!


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/VG+ 120€

Hal Singer - Blues And News SOLD

Futura Records

Hard to find original French press released in 1971 on Futura Records.
Superb spiritual jazz session offered by Hal Singer featuring Siegfried Kessler, Art Taylor, Jacques Bolognesi, Jean-Claude André, Patrice Caratini and Alain Charlety.
Listen to the fantastic deep modal jazz track "For Stephanie" including a nice flute work by S. Kessler. You can also hear the jazz funk track "Du Bois", in the more spiritual jazz way "Malcom X", and the groovy "It's My Thing".
I grade this lp VG+ because there is a little scuff during the intro of the track, "Malcom X", otherwise this copy is shiny and plays excellent!!!
The cover shows a laminate wear on the front.