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Off The Beaten Groove: In Heavy Rotation @ ARC Sound Room (December)

Off The Beaten Groove: In Heavy Rotation @ ARC Sound Room (December)

Continuing with our monthly installment of what’s in heavy rotation at the Audio Research sound room. Here are more select cuts that are being spun. Curated by the magical ears of Warren Gehl.

Ben Webster: Webster’s Dictionary, Philips LP (import) Great Britain, jazz (Webster swinging most freely)

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Brad Mehldau: Seymour Reads The Constitution!, Nonesuch LP/CD, jazz (more of those hypnotically ingenious covers)

Japan (w/David Sylvian): Gentlemen Take Polaroids, Virgin LP/CD import EU, creative benchmark of 1980 new-romantic Brit art-rock

Lou Reed, John Cale: Songs For Drella, Sire LP/CD, spare, dreamy alt art-rock tribute to Andy Warhol -with plenty of New-York attitude

Britanny Howard: Jaime, ATO Records LP/CD, category-defying/creating alt-soul from Alabama Shakes singer

Ben Pirani: How Do I Talk To My Brother?, Colemine Records LP, soothing, throwback R&B soul

John Martyn: Solid Air, Island LP, ’70s inventive British folk high-water mark, if you like Nick Drake

John Renbourn: Sir John  A lot…, Transatlantic/Reprise LP, ’70’s British folk, if you like Pentangle jams

Herbie Mann: My Kind Of Groove, Atlantic LP, actual jazzy jazz, before he went more mainstream

The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Digs Disney, Columbia (mono) LP reissue, sublime & mellow Eisenhauer-era jazz hipster grooves

Bonus track: The Cure: Close To Me, Fiction original British 12” vinyl single extended remix, dance rock way out on the ledge

One Vinyl Though…a mysterious gravitational pull exists between Goodwill stores and Mantovani Christmas albums.