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Willie PickensIt's About Time! ... LP
Southport, 1987. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The title's a reference to the fact that the album's a long-overdue debut as a leader for pianist Willie Pickens – a player who was important in the Chicago scene for years, but had never made it into the studio until the late 80s. The set's an odd one – in that it features a fair number of solo piano tracks, with Pickens playing in a style that's freely moves up and down the timeline of jazz piano expression, almost in the mode of some of Jaki Byard's work. Other tracks are in trio mode, but still pianistically evocative of a number of styles – and titles include "Invitation", "Wave", "Lush Life", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on the spine.)

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New Joe MorelloIt's About Time ... LP
RCA, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Of course it's about time for Joe – because as Dave Brubeck's drummer, he was constantly caught in recording sessions that were all about unusual rhythms and timings in jazz! This set's actually a bit looser and freer than some of the Brubeck ones – more straight jazz, recorded with a larger group arranged by Phil Woods and Manny Albam – with standout solo work by Phil on alto sax and Gary Burton on vibes. The sound is a nice extension of the larger group RCA sessions of the 50s – and titles include "Time After Time", "Summertime", "Every Time", "It's About Time", and "Fatha Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a small sticker on front.)
 
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Mose Allison TrioBack Country Suite ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good ... $24.99
A rare early Mose Allison album – a mostly-instrumental outing that focuses on Allison's wonderful talents on the piano – already honed by this time through participation in a number of key sessions with other leaders! Side one of the album features the beautiful "Back Country Suite" – an extended piece of shorter numbers, composed by Allison with a wonderfully evocative feel. The depth of the work is wonderful, and shows that even at an early point, Allison was forging a unique voice in jazz that went far beyond simple work on piano as an accompanist. Other players on the set include bassist Taylor La Fargue and drummer Frank Isola – and side two features the tunes "Blueberry Hill", "I Thought About You", "In Salah", and "One Room Country Shack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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New John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good ... $29.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing)

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New Miles DavisIn A Silent Way ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... $9.99
There's nothing "silent" here – as the album's a bold entry in the electric years of Miles Davis – one that still features contributions from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams – but which also expands the lineup considerably – really reaching out towards the sound of Bitches Brew! Herbie's on electric keys here, working alongside Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul, who really help increase the flow of the tunes and enforce the "directions in music" stated on the cover of the set! Shorter's on soprano sax, playing in an even more angular way – and Dave Holland is on bass, replacing the sound of Ron Carter, getting some rhythmic assistance at times from John McLaughlin, whose sound really helps to shape the record! Titles include 2 side-long tracks – "Shhh/Peaceful" and "In A Silent Way/It's About Time" – both long, and both beautiful! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some peeling along the opening from tape removal.)

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New Duke EllingtonSoul Call ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from the 60s – Duke Ellington work that was recorded as part of the famous Duke & Ella At The Cote D'Azur album, but issued separately, under the name Soul Call! The stunning thing about the record is that, working on a live date in front of a European audience, with Ella on the bill, you'd expect Duke to keep things really safe and really conservative – but instead, he breaks out with some incredible long tracks, done in a complicated yet soulful mode that ranks with his best 60s experimentalism. The album features a wonderful 14 minute number called "La Plus Belle Africaine" that's easily one of the best of Duke's tunes from the time – plus the cuts "Skin Deep", "West Indian Pancake", "Soul Call", and "Jam With Sam". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Call ... CD 6.99

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Joe FarrellPenny Arcade ... LP
CTI, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Killer CTI work from Joe Farrell – with grooves so sharp you could cut your trousers on them! Farrell's angular reed style is in perfect form here – grooving with a small group that includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Joe Beck on guitar, Steve Gadd on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – a combo that's got a harder, tighter feel than most CTI groups – a key reason why Joe's records of this time are so legendary! The album features a fantastic version of Stevie Wonder's "Too High" – one that breaks all over the beginning with these riffs by Farrell, then grooves into a CTI electric funk mode for about 13 minutes. All tracks are long – and other tracks include "Hurricane Jane", "Geo Blue", "Penny Arcade", and "Cloud Cream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Richard Groove HolmesWorkin' On A Groovy Thing ... LP
World Pacific, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... $11.99
Groove Holmes and Gerald Wilson – a wonderful combination on this late 60s session – in a style that's everything great about mainstream LA jazz at the time! Wilson really has a way with the charts on the session – and although the group is large, they've got a lean, clean sound that bounces along nicely – slightly funky at times, always soulful at others – a perfect backdrop for the well-played Hammond lines that Groove brings to the set! The album's not as much of an all-out organ wailer as some of Holmes' albums for Prestige – but that's a-ok with us, because Wilson's group features some other great players too – including Dennis Budimir on guitar, Tony Ortega and Arnie Watts on saxes, and Paul Humphrey on drums! Titles include "Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife", "High Blues Pressure", "Listen Here", "Oklahoma Toad", "Rhythm & Groove", "In & Out", and "Isole Natalie". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Workin' On A Groovy Thing ... CD 13.99

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Clifford JordanAdventurer ... LP
Muse, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
A gem of a record from Clifford Jordan – proof that the 70s were possibly the greatest decade for his music! Although most of Jordan's contemporaries from the big tenor days of the 50s really didn't grow much during the 70s, Clifford always continued to develop his style – adding in modes and tones that he'd never played before, working in an ever rich tapestry of jazz that makes just about any of his albums from the time a delight. Even this session – a simple quartet date recorded with Tommy Flanagan, Bill Lee, and Grady Tate – offers lots of wonderful moments, and is kind of a post-righteous 70s soul jazz album, filled with lots of warm tones and straight soulful playing that are almost a back to earth moment after his Strata East years – but still equally expressive. Titles include "He's A Hero", "No More", "Quasimodo", and "Adventurer". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rod LevittSolid Ground ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $6.99
Rod Levitt led one of the hippest large groups of the 60's, and although his work was barely recognized at the time, and all but forgotten now, these RCA records of his stand as a constant tribute to his brilliant skills as an arranger and leader. These cuts are short and quirky, with ensemble playing of great skill, and solos that come burning out in little twists and turns, then jump off to make way for the next player in the group. Rolf Ericson's about the only player in the group you may know, but also notable are alto player Buzz Renn and tenorist George Marge – two great talents that we only know from Levitt's recordings. LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack Millman All StarsShades Of Things To Come ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
A great lost treasure from the LA scene of the 50s – one of the few albums recorded by trumpeter Jack Millman as a leader, working here with a well-named set of "all stars" that includes Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Collette, Harry Babasin, and Larry Bunker. The set's got a similar feel to other west coast work of the time, but the tracks are tighter, more composed, and a bit more swinging – sort of halfway between swing and the chamber jazz of some of the headier groups. Titles include "The Great Lie", "Along About F", "Butterfingers", "Thinking Of Russ", and "Da Bloosiest Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Max RoachIt's Time ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Stunning! This is a beautiful album that's one of Max Roach's most powerful recordings, and a record that's been the inspiration for countless other imitations over the years. Roach leads a group with Richard Williams, Clifford Jordan, and Mal Waldron – and they're matched with a vocal chorus led by Coleridge Perkinson, who also did the arrangements for Donald Byrd's classic "with voices" albums. Unlike those, though, this set's a damn angry bunch of compositions, and the chorus wails away in a loud screaming powerful mode that will blow away any of your preconceptions about the "with voices" mode. The group sings wordless vocals (except for one cut, which has Abbey Lincoln singing in the lead), and provides a searing backdrop of sound for the band's razor sharp playing. Every cut's a winner, and the whole thing's a masterpiece! Titles include "The Profit", "It's Time", and "Another Valley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some corner wear and smudges on back.)

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Bud ShankBarefoot Adventure ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Amazing! Although this album's a soundtrack to some goofy California surfer film, it's actually a killer batch of off-kilter jazz tracks composed by Bud Shank, and with a sound that's unlike anything we've ever heard from him! The frontline of the session is Shank, Bob Cooper, and Carmell Jones – but forget any conceptions you may have about West Coast Cool for a set like this, because Jones' off-kilter hardbop approach is in full-tilt, and the set grooves with an amazing modernist edge. Part of this may be due to the presence of Gary Peacock and Dennis Budimer in the album's sextet grouping – but we actually think the real genius lies with Shank, who scored the whole fershlugger thing, and who plays with a sinister tone that just cuts us to the quick. One of our favorite west coast albums of all time – honest! Titles include "Jungle Cruise", "Ala Moana", and "How Hight The Makaha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing, with deep groove. Top cover seam has some light splitting.)

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Bud ShankBrasamba! (80s pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Liberty, 1962. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the greatest albums of Brazilian jazz that Bud Shank ever recorded – done with a style that's a lot more like some of the best bossa albums from Rio at the time! Bud's recorded in other bossa settings before – but there's something about this record that really gets the whole thing right – as Shank's alto and flute come into play with a killer combo that includes Clare Fischer on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes and drums, Joe Pass on guitar, and Milt Holland and Chuck Flores on percussion. The added percussion really brings a lot to the set – and gives it a strongly bossa-driven groove that really lets Shank take off on alto and flute solos. Fischer's piano is remarkably strong – caught at that clear early point in his career when he was such a fresh voice on the scene. The whole thing's wonderful overall – and if you think you might have it under another name, check the song listings – because we bet you don't! Titles include "Sambinha", "Gostoso", "Elizete", "O Barquinho", "Brasamba", and "Otem A Note". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Liberty pressing.)

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New Gene AmmonsNothin' But Soul (Winley) ... LP
Winley, Early 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very nice record, and one of the rarer sides by Gene Ammons. We can't remember the exact story behind this, but we know that the material was recorded by Jug during the early 60's, when he was violating his contractual agreements with a number of labels, and recording sessions for just about everybody. Paul Winley caught him then, and put him in the studio with Howard McGhee and guitarist Jake Fisher, for this cool laidback soul jazz session that's probably one of Jug's most open-ended from the time. The tracks are all long, with a lot of room for solo space, and a round mellow tone. Winley has his name on all of the writing credits, which is probably false (the lying bastard!), and titles include "Housewarmin", "Nothin' But Soul", and "Jug & McGhee". The record was issued briefly by Argo, under Howard McGhee's name, but this is a nice Winley pressing. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Stereo sticker on back.)

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New Bill EvansBest Of Bill Evans ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice collection of side Evans cut for Verve, featuring the introspective pianist in a variety of settings. "Beautiful Love" and "My Foolish Heart" were recorded live at Town Hall in a trio setting with Chuck Israels and Arnie Wise. "Spartacus Love Theme" and "How About You?" feature Evans accompanying himself on overdubbed pianos from the Conversations With Myself LP, while "Bemsha Swing" is a similar recording that was previously unissued at the time of this collection. "I Believe In You" and "Danny Boy" were recorded with the Monty Budwig and Shelly Manne trio lineup and issued originally on Empathy. "I've Got You Under My Skin" is a duet with Jim Hall off Intermodulation, and "Valse" features the trio of Evans, Chuck Israels and Grady Tate accompanied by a symphony orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bill EvansPeace Piece & Other Pieces ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1958/1959/1962. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice Milestone 2-fer collected and remastered in 1975, of the Riverside LP Everybody Digs Bill Evans, an unreleased trio side and one outtake from the Interplay sessions. The first set finds Bill in his typical piano trio setting, joined by Sam Jones and Philly Joe Jones, but has several of his moody piano solos, the other format that he really shined in: "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece" and Epilogue". The rest of the set bounces along nicely, with the light feel we dig so much about his trios, as does the later half of the LP, which is with Paul Chamber and Phily Joe. The last piece, "Loose Bloose", is a different take than the one included onteh Interplay 2-fer Milestone issued around this time, with Zoot Sims and Jim Hall in a not-often-heard quintet setting, that works surprisingly well. Also includes "Oleo", "Young & Foolish", "You And The Night And Music" and "Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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New Maynard FergusonMessage From Birdland ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Put aside your reservations about Maynard Ferguson, because this is a very hip little record – one of Maynard's excellent early sessions for Roulette Records, and like the rest, done with a group that's overflowing with top-shelf players! Ferguson's definitely got a great ear for putting together an ensemble – because players here include Don Ellis on trumpet, Slide Hampton and Don Sebesky on trombones, and Joe Zawinul on piano – all working strongly alongside some lesser-known talents who are equally great! And although the group is large, there's a definite modern edge to the set – strong writing, unusual timings, and some sharp-edged solos that really make some of the longer tracks bristle. Titles include versions of Benny Golson's "Starfire" and "Night Life", Marty Paich's "Lonely Time", and Slide Hampton's "The Mark Of Jazz" – plus "Oleo" and "Back In The Satellite Again", the latter of which was written by Willie Maiden, one of the tenor players on the date. LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor bar pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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New Milt JacksonBe Bop ... LP
Atlantic/East West, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great record from Milt Jackson – and we're saying that after being plenty darn suspicious about a record titled Be Bop recorded in the late 80s! The set has Jackson returning to the sound of his earliest roots – the boppish material he first cut for Blue Note as a leader in the early 50s, before rising to greater fame in the Modern Jazz Quartet, and later on as a strong solo artist in his own right. The recording is modern, but the feel is pretty darn right – better recorded than the old days, but played in a style that's quite faithful to the roots by a group that features Milt on vibes, Jon Faddis on trumpet, JJ Johnson on trombone, Jimmy Heath on tenor, and Cedar Walton on piano. Titles include "Now's The Time", "Au Privave", "Good Bait", "Woody N You", "Birk's Works", and "Salt Peanuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New JJ JohnsonTouch Of Satin ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
JJ Johnson at his best – playing in a very understated way, in a group with Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Don't worry too much about the "satin" in the title – as the record's not a boring amalgamation of string and trombone numbers, but just some tightly woven quartet tunes, with JJ sliding around with the smoothness of satin, but all the soul of his few truly great records from the time! Titles include "Bloozineff", "Flat Black", "Jackie-ing", and "Full Moon & Empty Arms". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing. Cover has some wea.)

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New John ScofieldBlue Matter ... LP
Gramavision, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warmly chromatic work from guitarist John Scofield – full of tones and textures that shift and shimmer about a soulful center – always as chromatic as you might guess from the album's cover and title! There's certain 80s elements in the instrumentation – especially the use of more electric bits, as was common for the Gramavision label at the time – but Scofield finds a way to keep things interesting by drawing on the deeper roots of his previous work for his solos. Titles include "The Nag", "Time Marches On", "Now She's Blonde", "Make Me", and "So You Say". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blue Matter ... CD 13.99

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New Woody ShawTime Is Right ... LP
Red (Italy), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The time is always right for Woody Shaw – as just about every album from the trumpeter's a gem, and this set's no exception to that rule! The set's an overlooked live date from the early 80s – one that features four long songs, just the sort of extended numbers that demonstrate Woody's wonderful talents on the trumpet – that soulful, soaring, exploratory style that really transformed the use of the instrument during Shaw's all-too-short time on this planet. The rhythm section is great – with Mulgrew Miller on long spiraling piano lines, Stafford James on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums – and Steve Turre's also in the group, blowing both trombone and that unique shell of his. Titles include "From Moment To Moment", "Time Is Right", "We'll Be Together Again", and "You & The Night & The Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Howard Wales & Jerry GarciaHooteroll? ... LP
Douglas, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget what you think about Jerry Garcia, because this is a sweet batch of funky organ tunes! Jerry's on guitar, but the real star of the scene is Howard Wales – who runs the session with a laidback feel that's partly like Jimmy Smith on early Blue Note, Larry Young on later Blue Note, and which also has the trippier approach that you'd expect from the time! Tracks are long, with great guitar and organ interplay – and additional work on sax, flute, and trumpet – and titles include "South Side Strut", "Up From The Desert", "A Trip To What Next", "DC 502", "Uncle Martin's", and "Da Birg Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and half split seams.)

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New Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonK + JJ – East Coast Jazz Series No 7 ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool quintet session from the great trombonists JJ Johnson and Kai Winding – one that really lets their twin horns soar free together – with only a bit of light backing to spur them on! The group's got a great rhythm section – with Dick Katz on piano, Al Harewood on drums, and either Milt Hinton or Wendell Marshall on bass – and the format is simple, but wonderful – as Kai and JJ step out tightly on the leads, then trade solo lines with effortless easy – almost in the way a jazz vocal harmony group might at the time! The pair recorded often together, but this set's still one of their greatest – and titles include "Stolen Bass", "Out Of This World", "Gong Rock", "Lope City", and "That's How I Feel About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove, with rice paper inner sleeve.)
 
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Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... LP
CBS, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
We know you've seen this record a million times, just like us, and probably passed it up because it appears to be a greatest hits compilation, just like we did! But it's actually Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jimmy SmithGot My Mojo Workin' ... LP
Verve, 1965. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although he was the consummate high-class hipster at the start of his career, for some reason Jimmy Smith seemed to hit a forced sort of rootsy style about halfway through his years at Verve. The style worked well for him, even if it sometimes languished in bluesy tones that seemed a bit forced – and on this album, his basic trio of Grady Tate and Kenny Burrell are augmented by arrangements by Oliver Nelson. Nelson keeps things from getting too hokey, and Jimmy's organ lines are free and sharp on the best cuts. Titles include "Mustard Greens", "Hobson's Hop", "Got My Mojo Workin", and "High Heel Sneakers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has a stained corner with peeling on front & back.)

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New Sonny StittNow! ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tight swinger from Sonny Stitt – one of the standout 60s dates he recorded for the Impulse label, a place where he seemed to get even more care and focus in the studio! The record's got all the soulful swing of Stitt's classics for Roost, but also hits a slightly more lyrical groove at times too – and backing is by a trio that features Hank Jones on piano, Al Lucas on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Stitt himself plays a bit of alto alongside his tenor – and titles include "Lester Leaps In", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Estralita", "My Mother's Eyes", "Never Sh!", "Touchy", and "Surfin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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