Black Swan CDs, also at 417 Sturt Street, is celebrating 22
years of business on Sturt Street. This unique business was
established in 1976 by Greg Wood at 413 Sturt Street as
Oregon Imported Records. Greg selects and compiles over 2000
CDs from all over the world. There are no top 40 or TV
specials here. It's jazz, blues and the most interesting
contemporary music available. There are more than 70 Miles
Davis titles in stock. If you are enjoying the ambience, ask
about the music playing because it is available on disc to
take home as well.
Bar Kokbah - Circle maker
Filmworks V111 1997
Both albums featuring the less frenetic side of Zorns
nature. He explores his Jewish roots with beautiful results.
The long awaited 3rd album from this Bristol co - operative
who have in many ways defined the sound of the 90s. Lot more
depth than previous album.
Contact from the Underworld of Redboy
Fourth solo album from legendary "Band" guitarist and
composer exploring his Indian roots with 90s technology
producers Howie B and others.
The Music of Miles Davis 1967 - 1974
Reconstruction and translation by Bill Laswell. If you
didn't hear this music 1st time around, this is a great
opportunity to catch it edited, cleaned up without the loss
of its original majesty. Spans the period from "In a Silent
Way" to "Get Up With It".
Miles Davis Quintet
1965 - 1969
Six CDs of the classic late 60's quartet, before Miles
blasted off into the stratosphere of electronics in the
Hyper Civilizado Mundo Civilizado Remixed
Former N.Y.C. punk enfant terrible exploring his Brazilian
past. Mostly original songs but some wonderful reworkings of
"Prince" and Al Green. Very very easy on the ear, languorous
and sexy but twisted at the same time, especially the album
The End of Violence Soundtrack Album
Reunited with director Wim Wenders after 14 years, this
is his most interesting and coherent since Paris -Texas
(cameos from James Blood Ulmer and John Hassel)
Paris based Algerian is a sensation in Europe playing music
called "Rai" - a fusion of traditional Algerian music with
rock, funk and modern technology. Follow up to his last
excellent "Nissi Nissi" Sahra moves slightly further in a
westerly direction without losing that "otherness" of the
original roots stuff.
Gone, Just Like a Train
Following last years "Nashville" this one Features Jim
Keltner on drums and victor Krauss on bass. Seductive,
soulful, rock inflected, introverted, witty and at times
surprising - you can tell Frisell just loves all guitar
players from Hank to Hendrix.
In the World - from Natchez to new York
Not what we would have expected. Absolutely unique,
legendary cornet from obscure New York "out there" jazz
sessions over a period of 20 years, leader of never recorded
Okra Orchestra, releases 1st solo CD which is more in line
with Taj Mahal than Lester Bowie. he sings, plays a
beautiful guitar, but the horn is special. A little gem.
Other CDs we absolutely love at the moment:
new Scoresese soundtrack
I like to score
Techno wizz - soundtrack material
music and songs by Danial Lanois
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One
Modern day Velvet's soundalike, although they hate the
more of the above
A Go Go
Organ trio and guitar funkeee - yikes.
Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden
Metheny's best in ages, Haden his usual self ( no higher
Arc of Testimony
Bill Laswell, Tony Williams with Pharoah Sanders etc.
Eagerly awaited discs:
Sonic Youth - new CD
Beck - new CD
Pere Ubu - Pennsylvania
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