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Jon HendricksRecorded In Person At The Trident ... LP
Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Great live set recorded by Jon Hendricks during a time when he was making his home in the artsy community of Sausalito, on the San Francisco Bay. The set's recorded at the town's tiny Trident club, where Jon played for a while on a very regular basis, and the feeling is very relaxed and comfortable. The band includes players who would go on to make more of a name for themselves in the 70's – like Noel Jewkes and Flip Nunez – but the real focus is on Jon's rich, raspy, always-swingin' vocals. There's a lot of nice uptempo tracks that demonstrate his agile vocalese skills, including readings of "Yeh Yeh", "Watermelon Man", "Gimme That Wine", "Stockholm Sweetnin", and "Jon's Mumbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label promo. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track three. Cover has ring & edge wear, a bit of splitting on the bottom seam, and some stains and promo stamps on the back.)

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Carmen McRaeTorchy! ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good ... $11.99
Early work by Carmen McRae – and a wonderfully titled set that's certainly Torchy all the way through! Carmen's singing in a lush, romantic style – working with backings from Jack Pleis and Ralph Burns – in a mode that features larger orchestrations, but which still very much has Carmen's vocals at the top of the mix. As was well demonstrated by Carmen in many later recordings, she hardly needs a band to help her set a mood – and on this set, although the orchestra is large, they're there mostly to color in the spaces between the notes, and create more of backdrop for Carmen's evocative vocals. Titles include "But Beautiful", "Midnight Sun", "My Future Just Passed", "Yesterdays", "Star Eyes", "We'll Be Together Again", and "Speak Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s rainbow label pressing. Cover has some stains and a wrinkled corner with a bit of delamination.)

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New Ella FitzgeraldElla In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little Verve session that breaks from the usual format – especially the "Songbooks" one – and features Ella in LA with small group backing by Jim Hall, Lou Levy, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. The set was recorded live at the Crescendo – in a jazzily swinging mode that's a bit looser than some of Ella's other Verve sessions, but which still demonstrates some nice control on the vocals. Titles include "Mr Paganini", "Stairway To The Stars", "Air Mail Special", "Blue Moon", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and a partially split top seam.)

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New Shelby FlintShelby Flint ... LP
Valiant, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The dreamy first album from Shelby Flint – a really special sort of singer who was almost a genre unto herself! Shelby's definitely pop, but there's a fragile sort of presence too – a vibe that might be heard more often in folk or country, but which is served up by this trilling voice that demonstrates a range that could sing just about anything! Arrangements are nice and subtle – strings and acoustic guitar, but never used too much – so that Flint's voice is often out front, and cast in some nicely echoey proportions. Titles include "Every Night", "Heather On The Hill", "Lavender Blue", "Joey", "Quiet Kind Of Love", and "Far Away Places". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label mono pressing. Vinyl has cosmetic sleeve marks. Cover has moderate wear, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, and a cutout hole.)

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New Annie RossAnnie Ross Sings A Song With Mulligan ... LP
World Pacific, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few albums that singer Annie Ross cut on her own away from the Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross group while she was still living in the US – and a great little set recorded with a group led by Gerry Mulligan! The sound is west coast cool all the way through – with players who include Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Dave Bailey, and Henry Grimes – and although Annie's in the lead on most of the set, but Gerry slides in some lean solos which open up the tracks nicely! Ross is a bit less in a vocalese mode than with LHR, in ways that really demonstrate her skills with ballads and gentler cuts – and given the support from Mulligan and crew, the album's got a very solid jazz foundation overall. Titles include "All Of You", "Give Me The Simple Life", "This Is Always", "It Don't Mean A Thing", and "I Feel Pretty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)
 
 
 
 



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