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* IF, AS SOME ARGUE, THE Seattle/Sub-Pop sound is really just slowed-down punk rock, the style's primal architects may have been Flipper, a San Francisco art-damage band that was dishing the grunge almighty a decade before that noun became a music industry buzzword. Check out Generic Flipper (their magnum slopus, newly reissued by Rick Rubin's Def American label) and judge for yourself.

* On Julie London's Julie Is Her Name, a mid-'50s pop-jazz delight, the singer purrs soft, sexy standards backed only by string bass and Barney Kessel's guitar-Howard Roberts took over comping duties for Vol. 2. A new EMI/Liberty reissue pairs bom LPs, providing a one-hour master class on sensitive accompaniment and hipster chord substitution.

* Like the Bill La swell/Sonny Sharrock band Last Exit, the quartet on Let's Be Generous (keyboardist Joachim Kiihn, percussionist Mark Nauseef, bassist Tony Newton, and guitarist Miroslav Iodic) is grounded in '60s free jazz but hip to subsequent developments in rock and experimental musk. Tddic's loud but lovely playing seems to argue that chaos and beauty are more closely entwined than most guitarists suppose. CMP (155 W. 72nd St. #704, New York, NY 10023).

* Finland and Argentina may be about as far removed as nations get, but Finnish guitarist Jukka Savijoki's renditions of As tor Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango and Cinco Piezas glow with avant-tango soul. The disc also includes the late composer's Six Etudes Tan-guistiques for solo flute. …

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