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Stephane GrappelliTalk Of The Town ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Johnny GriffinMan I Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. New Copy ... $26.99 29.98
An astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, where Griff had practically taken up residence in the late 60s! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, stretched-out versions of tunes you may recognize, but which are transformed nicely by Griff's great solo work – and by a rhythm section that features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Blues For Harvey", "Sophisticated Lady", "Hush A Bye", and "Wee". LP, Vinyl record album

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Philly Joe JonesTrailways Express (aka Mo' Joe) ... LP
Black Lion, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
A killer session that matches the talents of American drum genius Philly Joe Jones with some of the leading lights in British jazz! The set was recorded in London in 1968, at that perfect moment when the Brit jazz scene was turning towards new ideas of modernism, but hadn't yet strayed too far from the tight swing that characterized most of its playing since the postwar years. Philly leads a group that includes Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Chris Pyne on trombone, Pete King on alto, and Harold McNair on tenor and flute. King and McNair are some of our favorite players ever, rarely reissued on CD or LP – and the set gives them plenty of free reign to solo madly in a bop-heavy environment. Titles include "Gone Gone Gone", "Trailways Express", "Mo Joe", and "Ladybird". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some wear and staining.)

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Buddy Tate & Humphrey LytteltonKansas City Woman ... LP
Black Lion, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
Original tunes and arrangements by Buck Clayton – played by a group that features Buddy Tate on tenor and clarinet, Bruce Turner on alto, and Humphrey Lyttelton on trumpet. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ben WebsterStormy Weather (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1965. New Copy ... $26.99 29.98
Ben Webster had really dropped out of the American recording scene by the mid 60s, but still continued to work strongly overseas – and this late live set is one of Ben's best-remembered sessions from the time! The record was done at the Cafe Montmartre, as part of a famous 60s run of albums from Black Lion and Alan Bates – but the overall presentation is a bit more focused, with Webster very strongly in the lead, on these melancholy lines that are some of his most expressive of the period. Backing is by a spare trio with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel ond rums – and titles include "Blues For Herluf", "That's All", "Set Call", and "Misty". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Dexter GordonLong Tall Dexter – The Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A huge collection of material that Dexter recorded for Savoy in the early bop years – mostly issued as 78 rpm singles, but also including a number of tracks from the album Dexter Rides Again. The set brings together a wealth of alternate takes of the material, including a number of unissued ones – as well as great notes on the material, and a higher level of sound quality than the original vinyl. Titles include "The Lion Roars", "After Hours Bop", "Dexter Digs In", "Settin The Pace", "Blow Mr Dexter", "Long Tall Dexter", and "Dexter Rides Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Leo ParkerRollin With Leo ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of those great "never was" Blue Note sessions – recorded in the 60s, but never issued until years later – even though the label had assigned it a cover, title, and catalog number! The album was the last session by baritone sax player Leo Parker – a bop and R&B legend who sadly passed along at the young age of 36, but left a really rich legacy of music. Parker has a way with the baritone that's almost as lean as a tenorist – blowing the horn with sharp, well-placed notes that really make this session cook – somewhere in the R&B-influenced territory of Don Wilkerson's work on Blue Note. Other players include the great Dave Burns on trumpet – always a welcome presence on any date – plus Bill Swindell on tenor sax, Johnny Acea on piano, Al Lucas or Stan Conover on bass, and Wilbert Hogan or Purnell Rice on drums. Tracks include "The Lion's Roar", "Rollin With Leo", "Jumpin Leo", "Talkin The Blues", "Mad Lad Returns", and Illinois Jacquet's "Music Hall Beat". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
An incredible batch of electric funk from Grover Washington Jr – easily one of his best albums ever! The record really picks up from the sweet CTI sound of the 70s – taking Bob James arrangements with a lot of space and electric keyboards, and letting Groover blow some wonderfully soulful lines over the top on soprano sax! The album's got some really wonderful funk tracks that feature a mad mix of drums, bass, and lots of that Bob James "space" – including the massive cuts "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" – both of them magic! Other tracks include "Moonstreams", "It Feels So Good", and "The Sea Lion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover paste-on is becoming unglued.)

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New Lee MorganLee-way ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An undisputed masterpiece by Lee Morgan – and one of the first records in which he shed his straight bop sensibility, and began evolving into a soulful genius for the 60s! The album's got 4 long tracks that all build beautifully – really extended numbers that break the format of some of Lee's earlier work, and hint a bit at some of the more complicated touches he'd use on later sessions. All players are great – and include fellow Jazz Messengers Bobby Timmons on piano and Art Blakey on drums, plus Jackie McLean on alto and Paul Chambers on bass. Titles include the sublime "These Are Soulful Days" – a perfect model of soulful lyricism – plus "Midtown Blues", "Nakatini Suite", and "The Lion & The Wolff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 90s pressing – on 180 gram vinyl. Cover has a light crease near the top.)

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New Leo ParkerRollin With Leo (red cover) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those great "never was" Blue Note sessions – recorded in the 60s, but never issued until years later – even though the label had assigned it a cover, title, and catalog number! The album was the last session by baritone sax player Leo Parker – a bop and R&B legend who sadly passed along at the young age of 36, but left a really rich legacy of music. Parker has a way with the baritone that's almost as lean as a tenorist – blowing the horn with sharp, well-placed notes that really make this session cook – somewhere in the R&B-influenced territory of Don Wilkerson's work on Blue Note. Other players include the great Dave Burns on trumpet – always a welcome presence on any date – plus Bill Swindell on tenor sax, Johnny Acea on piano, Al Lucas or Stan Conover on bass, and Wilbert Hogan or Purnell Rice on drums. Tracks include "The Lion's Roar", "Rollin With Leo", "Jumpin Leo", "Talkin The Blues", "Mad Lad Returns", and Illinois Jacquet's "Music Hall Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing.)
 
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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Sonny CrissPortrait Of Sonny Criss ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The great altoist Sonny Criss is one of our favorite-ever reed players, and this beautiful session from his late 60's "comeback" period is a loving portrait of the wide range of his deep deep talents! On the surface, the record is deceptively simple, and only features Criss' work on alto sax, alongside with a piano trio led by Walter Davis. On hearing, though, the album is a rich tapestry of many soulful colors, all wrought by Sonny in a tone that had travelled the world – and which had been beaten down by years of struggle. All tracks are great, and titles include "On A Clear Day", "Blues In The Closet", "Wee", and "A Million Or More Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Duke EllingtonBrunswick Vocalion Rarities ... LP
MCA, Late 20s/Early 30s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... LP
Fantasy/OJC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De Carnaval" and "Samba De Orpheus". However, Guaraldi also managed to pen his own amazing track – "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" – a lyrical romping piano instrumental that went onto become a huge charting instrumental hit during the 60s. The track's been heard a million times over the years, but it's still pretty darn great – and it's surrounded in a nice set with other tunes that have the same feel – including "O Nosso Amour", "Alma-Ville", "Since I Fell For You", and "Moon River". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonCrazy Rhythm ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A pretty great album from Lionel Hampton – recorded in Paris in jam session mode, with work by great French players like Rene Urtreger, Sacha Distel, and Guy Pederson, plus American players like Benny Bailey and Nat Adderley. Titles include "A La French", "Crazy Rhythm", "Night & Day", and "Red Ribbon". Nicely jamming – like Hamp's great sessions for Verve! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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Lionel HamptonExciting Hamp In Europe ... LP
Glad Hamp, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
With Dave Gonzalez and Virgil Jones on trumpet, Bobby Plater on sax and flute, and Eddie Pazant on additional sax and flute! Harold Mabern plays piano, Roland Faulkner plays guitar, and titles include "Flyin Home", "How High The Moon", "Mr John", and "Mr J". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on all seams, a name in marker, and peeled spot on back. Label has a name in marker.)

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Lionel HamptonGene Norman Presents Just Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the few albums to really get at the genius of the Lionel Hampton group at the height of their powers – their crowd-pleasing antics that were always a big draw for live audiences! This set catches Hamp and a great group at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – playing on long tracks with plenty of cool flourishes and really strong standout moments – pyrotechnic throughout, even in the mellower moments! Hampton is on piano, vibes, and drums – and other players include Willie Smith on alto, Charlie Shaves on trumpet, and Barney Kessel on guitar.. Tunes include "Star Dust" and "The Man I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has a bit of pencil on the back.)

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Lionel HamptonHot Mallets Vol 1 ... LP
RCA/Bluebird, Late 30s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Lionel HamptonJazz Flamenco ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the most unusual album ever recorded by Lionel Hampton – a real standout in his 50s catalog, and a session that mixes his usual jazz modes with a fair bit of flamenco touches too! The date was recorded in Spain for RCA – and Hamp works with both a bigger band and a smaller combo – the latter of which features the legendary Tete Montoliu on piano, a very rare and unusual pairing for Hampton. The "flamenco" touches come from heavy use of castanets, and a bit less of guitar – mixed in with sharper horn phrasings from the group, and some more spacious moments on vibes in the small group numbers. The castanets are especially great – clattering out with a very rhythmic approach that's often quite exotic, and which brings a flavor to the record that's hardly the Hampton sound you might expect. Titles include "Hamp's Jazz Flamenco", "Spain", "The Bullfighter From Madrid", "Toledo Blade", "Flamenco Soul", "Bop City Flamenco", and "Lovely Nights In Spain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover is great.)

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New Lionel HamptonJivin' The Vibes ... LP
RCA/Camden, Mid/Late 30s. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear. Vinyl has a click on side one, tracks 4-5, but is very clean otherwise.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Very Good+ ... $34.99
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(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has minor staining, some pieces of clear tape on the spine, and a bit of pen on back.)

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New Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & The Just Jazz All Stars ... LP
GNP, Early 50s. Fair ... $4.99
One of the few albums to really get at the genius of the Lionel Hampton group at the height of their powers – their crowd-pleasing antics that were always a big draw for live audiences! This set catches Hamp and a great group at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – playing on long tracks with plenty of cool flourishes and really strong standout moments – pyrotechnic throughout, even in the mellower moments! Hampton is on piano, vibes, and drums – and other players include Willie Smith on alto, Charlie Shaves on trumpet, and Milt Bucker on piano. Tunes include "Kaba's Blues", "Hamps Boogie Woogie", "Perdido", and "Central Avenue Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing, with deep groove. Cover has split seams with tape remnants.)

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Lionel HamptonOff Into A Black Thing ... LP
Brunswick, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the hippest albums ever cut by Lionel Hampton – a badass batch of 70s funk tunes, recorded with arrangements from the Chicago powerhouse team at Brunswick Records! Lionel's vibes are mixed with tight drums, sweet bass, and some very soulful arrangements that make even the mellower tracks feel like they've been lifted from some lost blacksploitation soundtrack. Includes great versions of 2 Willie Henderson tunes – "Off Into A Black Thing" and "Funky Chicken", both of which sound even better than the originals with the vibes in place – plus the tracks "Easy", "Shut Your Mouth", "I Found Sunshine", and "One Man Band". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Off Into A Black Thing ... LP 29.99

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Lionel HamptonOff Into A Black Thing ... LP
Brunswick, 1976. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the hippest albums ever cut by Lionel Hampton – a badass batch of 70s funk tunes, recorded with arrangements from the Chicago powerhouse team at Brunswick Records! Lionel's vibes are mixed with tight drums, sweet bass, and some very soulful arrangements that make even the mellower tracks feel like they've been lifted from some lost blacksploitation soundtrack. Includes great versions of 2 Willie Henderson tunes – "Off Into A Black Thing" and "Funky Chicken", both of which sound even better than the originals with the vibes in place – plus the tracks "Easy", "Shut Your Mouth", "I Found Sunshine", and "One Man Band". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Off Into A Black Thing ... LP 9.99

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Lionel HamptonPlease Sunrise ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
The classic jazz vibes of Lionel Hampton meets the soulful arrangements of the Chicago Brunswick studios – and the result is a great batch of funky instrumentals that have a similar sound to some of the classic Cadet albums from the same time. Willie Henderson and Tom Tom Washington did the arrangements – and nearly every track's an original by Eugene Record. Titles include "Please Sunrise", "Soulful Autumn", "It Must Be Love", "I Did It", and "I Call It Trouble". Tasty stuff, and tight Chicago soul grooves! LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonSilver Vibes ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small address label on front.)

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Lionel HamptonStop! I Don't Need No Sympathy! ... LP
Brunswick, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
An excellent album of jazzy instrumentals – one that features the combination of Lionel Hampton's vibes with the groovy Chicago soul production of Brunswick! The tracks bounce along nicely, as if they were soul instrumental 45s for Brunswick – which is sort of what they were recorded as – and Hamp sounds better than he's sounded in years on this format! Titles include "Stop, I Don't Need No Sympathy", "I Wish It Was Me", "It's Time For Peace", "You Wouldn't Believe", and "Turn Back The Hands Of Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, waviness, and some wear.)

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Lionel HamptonThere It Is ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great little set of instrumental tracks from Hamp – set to some hipper-than usual Brunswick soul arrangements, by the likes of Eugene Record, Willie Henderson, Sonny Sanders, and Hamilton Bohannon! Bohannon turns out the best track on the album – the slow funky sample cut "Happiness", which steps along at half pace, and sounds like one of the killers from his own Stop & Go album! Other tracks are all pretty great, too – and titles include "Without You In My Life", "I Never Had It So Good", "There It Is", "Wrapped Up In Your Warm & Tender Love", and "Sing A Little Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, Roy EldridgeJam Session #5 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Classic Jam Session work from Norman Granz – one of the best, a record that shows some really great work by Lionel Hampton – grooving it up nicely in the relaxed mode of the session, and working with a group that features Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Johnny Hodges, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich and Ray Brown – on two long tracks, "Rose Room" and "Jamming For Clef". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing with the trumpeter logo, light blue label, and deep groove! Cover has light wear, but this is a nice copy overall!)

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Jazz PickersJazz Pickers – For Moderns Only ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The "pickers" in the group's name refers to the way they play – tight and plucked, in the manner of some of the work of the Chico Hamilton quintet of the late 50s. No surprise, the group features Chico's reedman Buddy Collette on flute, and cellist Harry Babasin on cello (natch!) – as well as drums and vibes by Bob Harrington, additional drums by Bill Douglas, and guitar by Don Overberg. The sound is very Hamilton-esque overall – which is a-ok with us – and titles include "Bebe", "Influtration", "When You Love Someone", "RH Factor", "Easy Pickins", "Rap Scallion", and "Monti Cello". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with drummer logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, & Teddy WilsonPlaying Some Of The Selections They Played In The Benny Goodman Movie ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Good ... $4.99
Nice, tight, simple, and swinging! All players are hitting a good later stride here, set in unrestricted small group company on the occasion of the film release of the Benny Goodman story. Verve was able to get the players to go past the stock stuff they did for the film, and recreate some of the magic of the older smaller group live sets. Titles include "Airmail Special", "Avalon", "I Got Rhythm", and "Blues For Benny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Cover has a split spine, with some staining, marker, and sticker residue on the back.)

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Al Morell/Barbara RussellSounds From Jazzland At The New York World's Fair ... LP
Wager, 1964. Very Good ... $4.99
A rare indie set of work by two artists who were playing the Worlds Fair jazz pavillion in 1964 – singer Barbara Russell, and the organ trio of Al Morell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear near the bottom.)

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Joe SampleCarmel ... LP
ABC, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
God, we love this record – and we're not ashamed to admit it! Sure, it sold a gazillion copies – and sure, for some folks it showed the true demise of the Crusaders ensemble. But for us, it's a masterpiece of smooth fusion, and a landmark album of easy jazz that spawned countless imitators that could never hope to match Sample's simple and elegant use of funky riffing and lyrical chords – coming in with just the right dash of darkness when the record's in danger of sounding too light. Most of the rest of the Crusaders had a hand in the record, and the set's got the smooth west coast sound you'd expect from the title. Tracks include "Carmel", "Cannery Row", "Sunrise", and "More Beautiful Each Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Horace SilverSong For My Father ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good- ... $34.99
An incredible record – the kind of album that only Blue Note could put out, and an instant classic that will sound wonderful forever! The album's truly one of the great ones – one of those Blue Notes that still makes you stop and pause when you hear it, even though you've heard it a million times in Starbucks and places like that. Horace Silver is working here at the height of his powers – lyrical, free, yet also damn soulful, in a style that makes for some of the most evocative jazz-based grooves cut to wax at the time. Carmell Jones is in the group, and plays some of his best trumpet ever – and Joe Henderson really drives the whole session home with some incredible tenor work. Other group members include Teddy Smith on bass and Roger Humphries on drums – and titles include the instantly famous "Song For My Father", plus "Que Pasa", "The Kicker", and "Calcutta Cutie". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing with Van Gelder stamp and "ear". Cover has some moderate wear and a partially split bottom seam, with some pen and a couple of light stains on the back.)
Also available Song For My Father (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP 16.99

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New Horace SilverSong For My Father (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
An incredible record – the kind of album that only Blue Note could put out, and an instant classic that will sound wonderful forever! The album's truly one of the great ones – one of those Blue Notes that still makes you stop and pause when you hear it, even though you've heard it a million times in Starbucks and places like that. Horace Silver is working here at the height of his powers – lyrical, free, yet also damn soulful, in a style that makes for some of the most evocative jazz-based grooves cut to wax at the time. Carmell Jones is in the group, and plays some of his best trumpet ever – and Joe Henderson really drives the whole session home with some incredible tenor work. Other group members include Teddy Smith on bass and Roger Humphries on drums – and titles include the instantly famous "Song For My Father", plus "Que Pasa", "The Kicker", and "Calcutta Cutie". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Song For My Father ... LP 34.99

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John Surman/John WarrenTales Of The Algonquin ... LP
Deram/Klimt (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A beautiful lost slice of British jazz, recorded during the crucial period before some of the scene's players went too far off the deep end! John Surman partners here with composer/leader John Warren, for a large group recording that sounds similar to some of the best early Mike Westbrook recordings. The album's comprised of a suite of 5 tracks, all played by a large group in a style that shows the best British modernist tradition of the 60's. The ensemble playing is dark and moody – but always tight at all moments. The group's soloists – like Surman, Mike Osborne, Barre Phillips, Kenny Wheeler, and others – soar out of the arrangements in tightly constructed, brilliantly realized solos that stand as some of their best work. Titles include "With Terry's Help", "We'll Make It", "The Dandelion", "The Picture Tree", and the "Tales Of The Algonquin" suite. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tommy TurrentineTommy Turrentine ... LP
Time, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the most fantastic hardbop albums of all time! Tommy Turrentine was the less-famous trumpet-playing brother of Stanley Turrentine – but he was a hell of a player in his early days, and he cut some amazing records with his brother during the younger years of his career. This is the only record we've ever seen that features him as a leader – but the session's a monster, with the kind of razor-sharp hardbop playing we'd stack up there with must-have LPs like Art Blakey's Freedom Rider, Hank Mobley's Caddy For Daddy, or the legendary Young Lions session on Vee Jay. The group features a number of players who were working with Max Roach at the time – including Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Julian Priester on trombone – as well as Roach on drums, Horace Parlan on piano, and Bob Boswell on bass. Titles include "Gunga Din", "Too Clean", "Time's Up", "Long As You're Living", "Blues For JP", and "Webb City". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Quincy JonesBig Band Bossa Nova ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Perhaps THE greatest Quincy Jones album of the 60s – a hard-swinging batch of big band bossa tunes – and one of the greatest American takes on the bossa sound ever! Quincy really brings a lot of soul to the set – syncopating the bottom end of the tunes to really bring out the rhythms, and working with a jazzy flourish of horns that creates all these quick and clever little turns in the tunes! The sound's been heard most famously on the incredible track "Soul Bossa Nova" – an original by Quincy for the set, which has gone onto much greater fame through its use in the film Austin Powers, and a bazillion TV commercials! But the whole album's great too – and other tracks include "Serenata", "Lalo Bossa Nova", "Boogie Bossa Nova", and "Chega De Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has yellowed tape residue on the seams.)

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New George BensonGive Me The Night ... LP
Qwest/Warner, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Yipes! This one made everyone a bucket of money – especially Quincy Jones, whose new Qwest imprint the record was one of the first to grace. George has come a long way from his roots with Jack McDuff here – but in a way that kind of has us impressed, as he's grooving away slickly on guitar, laying down some smooth vocals that we never would have imagined from his mid 60s recordings. Includes the massive hit "Give Me The Night", a cover of "Moody's Mood", and the tracks "Star Of A Story (X)", "Midnight Love Affair", "What's On Your Mind", and "Dinorah, Dinorah". The sound of a million supermarkets and elevators during the 80s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia House pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Wilton FelderInherit The Wind ... LP
MCA, 1980. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best Crusaders-related solo projects – a soulful bit of fusion from saxophonist Wilton Felder, co-produced with his fellow Crusaders! The album's got the best sunny finish of the group's late 70s albums – traces of Latin, funk, and soul bubbling through a warm jazzy mix – staying soulful all the way through, and coming up with a sound that's smooth, but never sleepy. The blueprint for a million other records – none of which ever sounded this good! Titles include "Insight", "LA Light", "Until The Morning Comes", "Someday We'll All Be Free", and "Inherit The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Stan GetzAnother Time, Another Place ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
50s material – with a variety of groups, and players who include Herb Ellis on guitar, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Jimmy Rowles or Lou Levy on piano, and Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Also features a long ballad medley – which takes up all of side two. LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has a bit of discoloration along the opening.)

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New Stan GetzEloquence ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With work from Lionel Hampton on vibes, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, and Lou Levy on piano. Titles include "Soft Winds", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Blues For Janet", and "Cherokee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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New Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... LP
Fantasy, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De Carnaval" and "Samba De Orpheus". However, Guaraldi also managed to pen his own amazing track – "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" – a lyrical romping piano instrumental that went onto become a huge charting instrumental hit during the 60s. The track's been heard a million times over the years, but it's still pretty darn great – and it's surrounded in a nice set with other tunes that have the same feel – including "O Nosso Amour", "Alma-Ville", "Since I Fell For You", and "Moon River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)
Also available Cast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... LP 15.99

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New Woody HermanLight My Fire ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece – one of 2 crazy albums in which Woody Herman's late band meets the Cadet arrangements of Richard Evans. You might think the combination wouldn't work – Woody's big band flourishes meeting up with Evans' compressed soulful grooves – but gosh, the record is simply incredible, and it's one that we'd never part with in a million billion years! Worth it alone for the version of Edu Lobo's "Pontieo", but there's lots of other nice stuff – like "I Say A Little Prayer", "Hush", "Keep On Keepin On", and "Light My Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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New Johnny HodgesAlto Blue ... LP
Verve, Late 50s/Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice collection of strong material from Hodges' late 50s Verve sessions, put together in the late 60s with a new cover, as part of the VSP series. The focus here is on long drawn-out bluesy material, with the sort of relaxed swinging style that Verve handled so well. Other players include Ben Webster, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson, and Roy Eldridge – and titles include "Cool Your Motor", "Jam Blues", "Blues A Plenty", and "Honey Hill". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... LP
CBS, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Wes MontgomeryDay In The Life ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing! This is when Wes Montgomery really starts to get interesting to us – when he's working with a top-line arranger like Don Sebesky, crafting some incredibly compelling chords over lightly jazzy arrangements and soaring strings, in a whole new mode of expression that would go onto transform a generation of guitar players! And sure, this album sold a gazillion copies – but we'll be honest in saying that we think it's loads more complex and mature than some of Wes' straight jazz sides from earlier years – light years away from the small combo dates of the early years, both in conception and sound. Titles include "Day In The Life", "Watch What Happens", "California Nights", "Windy", "Trust In Me", and "The Joker". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Wayne ShorterWayne Shorter (Vee Jay Recordings) ... LP
GNP, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of tracks that features Wayne's early work as a leader – all recorded for the Vee Jay label, either under his name, or with the Young Lions group. The material is fantastic, and is proof that even as a youngster, Wayne was one of jazz's best writers and players. Titles include "Seeds Of Sin", "Powder Keg", "Black Diamond", "Dead End", "Wayning Moments", "Down In The Depths", and "Moon Of Manakoora". Great stuff that we never see on vinyl anymore! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a partially split top seam, and some pen inside the gatefold.)

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New Johnny DoddsNew Orleans Clarinet ... LP
Riverside, 1920s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Seminal recordings of the trad clarinetist, recorded in Chicago in a variety of settings, mostly smaller bluesy groups of the sort that were inhabiting the south and west sides of town. Like Louis Armstrong, he supplanted his New Orleans style to Chicago, meshing it with the urban black musics that would become the roots of jazz. A dozen numbers in all, recorded with Jasper Taylor's State Street Boys, Junie Cobb's Hometown Band, Viola Bartlette, Blind Blake, the State Street Rqamblers and Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders, including "It Must Be The Blues", "State Street Blues", "East Coast Trot", "Chicago Buzz", "Walk Easy 'Cause My Papa's Here", 'Southbound Rag", "Bohunkus Blues", "Buddy Burton's Jazz", "Cootie Stomp", "Weary Way Blues", "Chicago Mess Around" and "Gallion Stomp". LP, Vinyl record album
(White & blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, a mark sticker removal on the back, and some tape and marker on the seams.)

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New Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic bit of 70's fusion, played by Ronnie on tenor and flute, and with a group that includes some excellent keyboard work by Joe Sample. The highlight of the record is the big sample cut "Tidal Wave", but it also includes the great groover "Always There", which was covered a million times over by other bands during the 70's. Wayne Henderson produced, and the record is an archetypal example of his "At Home Productions" sound. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pressure Sensitive ... CD 7.99

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New Sun RaMystery Of Being – Voice Studio Rome – January 1978 (3LP set) ... LP
Klimt, 1978. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sun Ra quartet material from the late 70s – his great Italian studio recordings from Voice Studio in Rome –rare material originally released on the New Steps and Other Voices, Other Blues LPs on the Horo label that's been hard sought over the years! The group features John Gilmore on percussion and tenor, Michael Ray on trumpet, Luqman Ali on drums, and Ra on keyboards. It's got a number of tracks that are relatively straight – at least for Ra – and which are played with a wonderful edge that makes them instantly compelling, sounding almost like obscure indie soul jazz sides from the east coast underground of the mid 70s. The feel on most numbers is very different than Ra's usual work, and the record sparkles with a genius that makes us wish it was easier to find the Horo work! Includes the sublime vocal tune "When There Is No Sun", plus the original tracks "The Horo", "Moon People", "Rome At Twilight", and "Friend & Friendship" – plus a very nice cover of "My Favorite Things", Along The Tiber", "Rebellion", "The Mystery Of Being", "One Day In Rome", and "Springtime & Summer Idyll". LP, Vinyl record album
(140 gram vinyl 3LP box set.)

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New Dexter WanselLife On Mars ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of space age funk – and maybe one of the greatest moments ever from Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel! The album goes way beyond any of Wansel's other work – and blends his warm soulful styles with some of the more keyboard-oriented funk that was coming out of the Herbie Hancock camp during the mid 70s – a vibe that's every bit as electric and spacey as you'd guess from the cover! Some cuts have a bit more of a soul focus, but others have loads of jazzy keyboards from Dexter – driven on by some great drums at points too. Titles include Wansel's legendary version of "Theme From the Planets" with the much sampled breakbeat at the beginning – plus the funky "Life On Mars", and the tracks "One Million Miles From The Ground", "You Can Be What You Wanna Be", "Prophet Named KG", "Rings Of Saturn", and "Stargazer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Hank CrawfordIt's A Funky Thing To Do ... LP
Cotillion, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Hank Crawford slides into the electric 70s with this sweet little set of funky tracks – working in a tight small combo format with Richard Tee on electric piano and Cornell Dupree on electric guitar – and grooving in a laidback slinky funk mode that's perfect for his soulful tone on the alto sax! The groove ranges from mellow funk to gentle soul – and the album's title track is an excellent version of "It's A Funky Thing To Do", with Pee Wee Ellis joining the group on electric piano! Other tracks include "Hills Of Love", "You're The One", "Sophisticated Soul", "Kingsize Man", and "Parker's Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Introducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP 14.99
 
 
 



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