Somewhere in The Carolinas – I recently relocated from Georgia to North Carolina for reasons that are only good. Every place I’ve moved to has been slower than the last. Here, I am breathing with a full heart and eyes open. It is a positive move and movement.
This past weekend I ventured to a few local thrift shops and scored the following gems. Who says one dollar used l.p.s don’t exist anymore?
Swinging Brass with The Oscar Peterson Trio [1959/ PNR] – Oscar Peterson
Look Around [1968/ A&M] – Sergio Mendes + Brazil ’66
These Foolish Things [1975/ Island] – Bryan Ferry
The Sensational Ray Charles [1965/ Coronet] – Ray Charles
Libra [1975/ Motown] – Libra
The Oscar Peterson Trio And The Gerry Mulligan Quintet At Newport [1963/ Verve] – Oscar Peterson + Gerry Mulligan
The Funny Sides of Moms Mabley [1964/ Chess] – Moms Mabley
The Doldrums [2004/ Paw Tracks] – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Tropical Nights [1977/ Columbia Records] – Liza Minnelli
Atlantic Sales Meeting: Atlantic Jazz Series – Winter, 1970 [1970/ Atlantic] – Various Artists
24 Heavy Hits [1968/ Crystal Corporation] – Various Artists
Dis Lui Non [EP/ 1965/ Disques Vogue] – Françoise Hardy
Late this afternoon, I scored this copy of ‘Cecil Taylor Unit’ for two dollars while thrifting. This title has been on my list forever. It’s in very good condition. (I) almost didn’t hang in there (i.e., keep crate digging) due to the copious amounts of empty covers. Far out, man.
cobalt blue oversized Wayfayer-style sunglasses
1970s vintage woven sunburst totebag
Cecil Taylor Unit [New World/ 1978] – Cecil Taylor Unit
bamboo + metal decorative pin
grey-blue hand-thrown ridged ceramic mug
woven basket with lid
Delusions  – First Choice