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Bill MedleyBrown Eyed Woman/Let The Good Times Roll ... 7-inch
MGM, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label promo. Label has some pen.)
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John FaheyJohn Fahey Visits Washington DC ... LP
Takoma, 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A lesser known late 70s album from John Fahey – released on Takoma several years after Fahey sold the label to Chrysalis! The record includes a few Fahey compositions, and it also finds him working some pretty wonderful magic on Doc Watson and Bill Monroe material for the opening medley of Watson's "Silver Bell" and Monroe's "Cheyenne" – joined by Richard Ruskin on the former. Other tracks include "Ann Arbor/Death By Reputation", "The Discovery Of Syliva Scott", "Guitar Lamnento", "Melody McBad" and "The Grand Finale". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicIn Tokyo – Live At The Nichigenki Theatre 1953 ... CD
Pablo, 1953. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A Pablo Records release – but featuring material that was originally destined for Verve Records in the 50s – a rare performance in Japan by the Jazz At The Philharmonic! The double-length set is overflowing with goodness, all recorded in the open-ended, warm-hearted style that Norman Granz brought to these classic performances! The album starts with an extended set by the JATP All-Stars – a group that features Roy Eldridge and Charlie Shavers on trumpets, Willie Smith and Benny Carter on alto, Bill Harris on trombone, and Ben Webster and Flip Philips on tenors – with rhythm from the combo of Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and JC Heard on drums. JATP titles include a "Ballad Medley", "Tokyo Blues", and "Cotton Tail". The set then features six more tracks by the Oscar Peterson Trio – including "Sushi Blues" and "Up" – and another four by the Gene Krupa Trio – including "Don't Be That Way", and "Cocktails For Two". The set then ends with a long set by Ella Fitzgerald with a quartet – on titles that include "Smooth Sailin", "How High The Moon", "Body & Soul", "Lady Be Good", and "My Funny Valentine" – plus a reading of "Perdido" with the whole JATP group. CD

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Gene KrupaDriving Gene Krupa ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
Great Verve work from Gene – showing again a real talent for picking excellent players on his 50s small group sides! The ensemble here is a sextet – with Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Bill Harris on trombone, and Eddie Davis on tenor – plus rhythm by Teddy Wilson, Ray Brown, and Gene. A big part of the album's taken up by "The Ballad Medley", which features a player each soloing on standards – and other tracks include "Bloozy Woozy", "Windy", "Meddle My Minor", "Who's Rhythm", and "Second Helping Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing – nice and clean overall. Cover is nice, save for one small spot of marker in a corner.)

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New Bill EvansAlone (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Solo work by Bill Evans – recorded in 1968, at a time when he was increasingly exploring gentleness in his work! The album's quite haunting – done with no other musicians, no overdubs (as in other solo 60s albums) – just Evans alone at the keys, expressing himself with a somber genius that's breathtaking in its subtlety. The album features a side-long version of "Never Let Me Go" – running for over 14 minutes, and worth the price of admission alone – plus "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Time For Love", "Midnight Mood" and "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)". CD features 6 bonus tracks – most previously unissued, including alternates of 5 tracks on the album, plus a bonus medley of "All The Things You Are/Midnight Mood". CD
(Verve Master Edition – with bonus tracks, new notes, and more! Small sticker remnant on digipack cover.)
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Grant GreenShades Of Green ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Very Good- ... $9.99
A stellar album from Grant Green – very different than most of his other work for Blue Note, and a sly electric groover recorded with vibist Billy Wooten! The sound here is a bit more spacious than some of Grant's earlier albums, yet no less funky – thanks to a hip undercurrent of soul in the drums, and arrangements from Wade Marcus that keep things fluid throughout. Wooten's vibes are wonderful, a ringing counterpoint to Green's great lines on guitar – and even the more familiar tunes on the record turn out to be really unique readings here – thanks to the arrangements and overall conception. Mellow moments are dripping with plenty of soul, and the funky ones are pretty great too – and titles include a killer medley of James Brown's "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing" and "Cold Sweat", a heavy version of his instrumental groover "In The Middle", and a great original called "California Green" – plus "Never My Love", "Sunrise Sunset", "Got To Be There", and "If You Really Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(German Liberty pressing. Side 2 has marks that click on tracks one and four. Cover has some wear, a half-split top seam, and a rip with some separation on along the bottom of the back paste-on.)

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Johnny HodgesCreamy ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $39.99
Swing session with small group backing by Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Woode, Sonny Greer, and Clark Terry – and which features Johnny's warm tones soloing nicely on comfortable standards. All of side one is a "ballad medley", with a very Creamy sound, and titles that include "But Not For Me", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Whispering", and "Tenderly". The flipside's got a bit more kick, and titles that include "Honey Bunny", "Passion", and "No Use Kicking". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has wide strips of duct tape on the seams, discoloration due to age, some wear, and pen on the back.)

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CK Mann & His Carousel 7Funky Highlife ... LP
Qua Msa/Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A non-stop funky party from CK Mann – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The album's got an unusual approach – in that the first side is presented as a single long track – billed as a "medley" number, but wrapped together in a way that still seems to preserve each individual moment of music within – a shifting array of styles that runs from highlife to funkier African rhythms! The cut is a massive fourteen minute number that's worth the price of admission alone – then rolls into some great shorter tracks on the second half – arranged by Ebo Taylor with the same hip criss-crossing of modes you'd find in his own 70s work. Titles include "Asafo Beesuon Medley", "Beebi A Odo Wo", "Yebeyi Wo Aye", and "Do Me Ma Mondo Wo Bi". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sonny Stitt with Booker Ervin & Don PattersonSoul People ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Twin-saxophone magic from the team of Sonny Stitt and Booker Ervin – playing together here on some great long tracks that get plenty of support from Don Patterson on the Hammond! The set's got a very open, very jamming sort of quality – with Book on tenor, and Stitt on both tenor and alto sax – showing his talents strongly, and bringing a hard-edged confidence to the record that's really great. The quartet's remaining member is Billy James on drums – a frequent partner of Patterson, and a nice loose-edged rhythmic force that really matches the energy of the others. Titles include "Soul People", "Sonny's Book", "C Jam Blues", and a ballad medley of "I Can't Get Started" and "The Masquerade Is Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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New 5th Dimension5th Dimension Live! ... LP
Bell, 1971. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A groovy little live album from The 5th Dimension – not nearly as smoothly polished as their studio albums, in a way that really makes the set stand out nicely! The vocals are still completely top-shelf – a heavenly sound that's hard to believe comes from five mere mortals – but the musical backings are a bit more rough-edged and soul-based – a harder groove than the group gets on their full albums, in a way that provides a great contrast to the harmonies on the lyrics! There's also a great sense of "liveness" to the set – patter from the group before the tunes, and some upbeat medleys of some of their bigger hits – strung together in ways that are a lot nicer than just simple live remakes of familiar songs. Titles include "I Just Want To Be Your Friend", "Eli's Coming", "Never My Love", "Shake Your Tambourine", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Want To Take You Higher", and two longer medleys of hits! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Dave Lambert, et al3/27/65 – Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Way more than the simple Charlie Parker tribute promised in the title! For starters, the set's got two of the best cuts by Gillespie's mid 60s group with James Moody – "Um-Hmmm" and "Groovin High" – both of which have Moody playing in an incredibly unbridled tone that's just great! Next up are Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge fronting a hip group with Billy Taylor on a long version of "Now's The Time". Taylor also makes an appearance on Dave Lambert's scatted vocal version of "Donna Lee", as well as on a large group medley of the tunes "Bird Watcher" and "Disorder At The Border". Finishing off the set is an amazing Lee Konitz solo version of "Blues For Bird", his own composition, played as a spare solo tune on alto! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing in a gatefold cover. Cover has some wear and smudging.)

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New Jimmy RowlesJam Face ... CD
Choice (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jimmy Rowles has always been one hell of a musician, but he really seemed to hit a special stretch in his work during the 70s – a time when he was able to balance his traditional roots with plenty of fresh ideas – all expressed perfectly here in a trio with Buster Williams on bass and Billy Hart on drums! Both players provide an excellent counterpoint to Jimmy's richly soulful lines on piano – and allow him to still hit that cool sense of tone that we love in other records, while also giving the album some more modern rhythmic impulses that really seem to inspire Rowles too. Jimmy sings a bit at times – in that raspy voice that's not unlike the modes used by Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg – and titles include "Blood Count", "While We're Young", "Irene", "My Mother's Love", and a nice long medley of standards. CD

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New K Frimpong & His Cubano FiestasK Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas (plus download) ... LP
Continental, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The great second album from Ghana's K. Frimpong – backed by the group Vis-a-Vis (though billed in the title as his Cubano Fiestas) – a stunning blend of Ghanian Highlife music and rawer Afro Funk & soul! A few K. Frimpong numbers appeared on some of our favorite African compilations of the late 90s & 00s – but this original album from 1977 has remained rare. K. Frimpong sings and he's backed up by the fairly large Vis-A-Vis players, but they deliver a pretty tight groove – drums, congas and other percussion, trumpet and sax, some really soulful electric guitar, some piano, and occasional waves of spacey synth. Amazing stuff! Includes "Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena", "Asaase Yi So", "Awisa" and the side-long "Adama Nana (Medley)". LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with the code for full digital download version.)