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Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris et alTrue Blue ... LP
Xanadu, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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New Dexter GordonArt Of The Ballad ... CD
Prestige, Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Dexter GordonAtlanta Georgia May 5 1981 ... CD
Storyville (Germany), 1981. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print original pressing.)

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New Dexter GordonClassic Blue Note Recordings ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonComplete Blue Note Sixties Sessions (6CD box set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. Used 6CD ... $84.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonIn A Soulful Mood ... CD
Music Club (UK), 1960s. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonManhattan Symphonie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... $12.99
Later genius from Dexter Gordon – an album recorded upon his return to the US in 1976, and done in a style that breaks the bounds of some of his sessions in Europe! Gordon seems to take new life in the recording – moving past the simple role of main soloist on familiar tunes, and stepping into a much more strongly group-minded leader – one who grooves easily with the piano of George Cables, bass of Rufus Reid, and drums of Eddie Gladden – in a session that's overflowing with soulful invention. Even older tunes take on a new spark of life in these arrangements – and Gordon's phrasing has this "bite" that comes through beautifully, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Tanya", "I Told You So", "LTD", "Moment's Notice", and "As Time Goes By". Plus, CD features 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks – "Ruby My Dear" and "Secret Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonMaster Takes – The Savoy Recordings – With Bud Powell, Fats Navarro & Tad Dameron ... LP
Savoy, Mid 40s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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Dexter GordonMore Power! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1969. Used ... $7.99
"Power" is right, as this is one of Dex's few great group sessions from the late 60's. Unlike a lot of other records from the time – in which he solos long and meanderingly with a piano trio backing him up, on standards he's played a million times – this one has him playing with a tight group that includes James Moody, Barry Harris, Buster Williams, and Albert Heath, on a set of nice original material with titles like "Fried Bananas", "Boston Bernie", and "Sticky Wicket". There's also 2 jazz standards – "Lady Bird" and "Meditation" – but they're both taken in a nice tight way, and in keeping with the rest of the album. CD

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Dexter GordonPanther! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1970. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked US date from 1970 – a set that Dexter Gordon recorded during a quick stop home from his time abroad – really cooking away in the Prestige studios with a great little rhythm section, in ways that are quite different than his better-known European work of the time! The title cut's a groover that definitely matches the promise of its name – a slinky soul jazz number driven along nicely by a rhythm trio that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Larry Ridley on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums. The group keep things interesting on other cuts too – even when Gordon's dominating with the kind of inventive solo lines he was forging in Europe – and most tracks are longish, with plenty of room for action. Titles include "The Panther", "Valse Robin", "Mrs Miniver", and "The Blues Walk". CD

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Dexter GordonSoy Califa – Live From Magleaas Hojskole 1967 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $34.99
An ultra-rare performance from Dexter Gordon – one at a high school in Denmark at the same time he was really beginning to take off at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen! The group here is similar to one that was working with Dex in the club – Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a rollicking rhythm section that really takes off on the title track – a searing rendition of "Soy Califa", which is one of our favorite Dexter Gordon tunes from the Blue Note years. The set then slides into a laidback reading of "Shadow Of Your Smile", with Dex blowing soulfully and deep – and the record concludes with a tight boppish version of "Blues Up & Down", with lots of room for long tenor and piano solos! The playing is great, but we should say that the recording quality seems to have the bass more upfront than both the piano and tenor – so the mix is a bit unusual. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Wardell Gray & Dexter GordonChase ... CD
Decca/Giants Of Jazz, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $8.99
A classic meeting of two powerful tenors on the west coast – Wardell Gray and Dexter Gordon – locked together beautifully in this seminal recording from an early Gene Norman concert! The format is loose and free – a key bop illustration of what the tenor sax could offer, when set in the hands of giants like this – and each track runs for an entire side of the record, with mighty bold solos from both Gray and Gordon, blowing head to head in the "chase" – plus trumpet from Conte Candoli, piano from Bob Tucker, bass from Don Bagley, and drums from Chico Hamilton. The album only features two long tracks – "The Chase" and "The Steeplechase" – but both of those are more than enough! This CD also includes 11 other tracks from the time period. CD

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Dexter GordonDexter Blows Hot And Cool (remastered edition) ... CD
Dooto/Boplicity (UK), 1955. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal 50s session from the mighty Dexter Gordon – one of his few full albums from the decade, and one of the only ones to really capture him at the heart of his original LA scene! The set's got a nice bite, and a strong sense of focus – shorter tracks that step off strongly from the bop years that saw Gordon rise to fame, but without as much of the longer blowing from some of his "chase" recordings with other tenorists. Instead, the focus here is on great tight group sounds – just the right solo space to let each player open up and groove a bit, then come back together in sharp formation. The group features Dex on tenor, Jimmy Robinson on trumpet, Carl Perkins on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Chuck Thompson on drums – and titles include "Silver Plated", "Rhythm Mad", "Bonna Rue", "Blowin' For Dootsie", and "Cry Me A River". CD

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Dexter GordonGettin' Around (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really unusual album for Dexter Gordon – one that has him working in a quintet with vibes by Bobby Hutcherson! Hutcherson's sound really transforms the session, giving it a shimmering middleground that disperses the dominance that Gordon's tenor usually has – and creating a warm, fluid feel that's really great. Barry Harris is in the group on piano – providing some wonderful accompaniment that's a great fit for Hutcherson's vibes – and the rest of the group is completed by the excellent rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Billy Higgins on drums! The album includes a great version of "Manha de Carnaval", plus a Dex original, "Le Coiffeur" – and the tracks "Heartaches", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". CD also features the bonus tracks "Flick Of A Trick" and "Very Saxily Yours". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Gene Ammons & Dexter GordonChase! (with extra tracks) ... CD
Prestige, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the North Park Hotel – with sound that's a bit more "live" than some of the other Prestige sessions at the time – and an unusual lineup that features local players Jodie Christian and John Young on piano, Cleveland Eaton on bass, and Steve McCall on drums. The lovely Vi Redd makes a vocal appearance on the track "Lonesome Lover Blues" – and other titles include "The Chase", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "The Happy Blues" – all nice and long! CD also features 2 extra tracks, both long – "Wee Dot" and an extended "Ballad Medley". CD

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New Dexter GordonCa'Purange ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Dexter's best sessions from the 70s – and one that's got more soul, more power, and more ensemble playing than a lot of his other "soloist with European rhythm section" albums. The group's a great one – with Thad Jones, Hank Jones, and Louis Hayes laying down some very soulful licks – and the tracks ("Ca'Purange", "Oh! Karen O", and "Airegin" especially) are nice and long, with a very deep groove. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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New Dexter GordonCandlelight Lady ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dexter Gordon in one of his greatest settings ever – playing live in the familiar confines of the Montmartre jazz club in Copenhagen, with sublime trio backing from Kenny Drew! The tracks are long and open – that style that Dex perfected with Steeplechase Records, which provides such a great showcase for his solo talents – and the album's a great illustration of why we never get tired of Gordon in this format! Each track pushes the 10 minute mark – and Dexter's got this bold, strong tone on tenor – but also these personal, very feeling qualities as well – the undercurrent of soul that he never seemed to develop until the later years of his life – underscored by Drew's work on piano, plus Mads Vinding on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. Tracks include the long originals "Sticky Vicket", "Candlelight Lady", "Montmartre", and "The Rainbow People" – plus "Old Folks" and "There Is No Greater Love". CD

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New Dexter GordonClubhouse ... LP
Blue Note, 1965/1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare Blue Note work from Dexter Gordon – an album that was recorded during Gordon's legendary run for the label in the 60s, but not issued until a brief vinyl pressing nearly 15 years later! The record's got Gordon vamping in tight hardbop formation – a sound that's strongly 60s Blue Note all the way through, and which shows the great control that the label helped bring to Dex's music – giving him new focus and energy to take off on much freer flights later in the 60s. Other players on the date include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Barry Harris on piano, Billy Higgins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass – and Hubbard's trumpet is an especially welcome element here on the more upbeat numbers. Titles include "Hanky Panky", "Jodi", "Lady Iris B", "Clubhouse", and "Devilette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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New Dexter GordonDexter Calling (RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't take the cover the wrong way – because this isn't one of those "phoned in" sessions that seem to turn up way too much in contemporary jazz! The album's a real classic from Dexter's first big "comeback" period – and represents the strength of his Blue Note years at their best! Gordon's rich, full tone isn't diminished a bit here – and his inventive blowing is given free reign on a set of quartet numbers recorded with Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The album's got a few strong originals from Gordon – "Soul Sister", "Ernie's Tune", and "I Want More – plus the very sweet Kenny Drew tracks "Modal Mood" and "Clear The Dex"! CD also features the bonus track "Landslide". CD
(CD case has a cutout notch.)

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New Dexter GordonDexter Gordon – Blue Note Reissue Series ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great overview of Dexter Gordon's excellent recordings for Blue Note in the early 60s! Titles include "Tanya", "Clear The Dex", "You've Changed", "Modal Mood", "Ernie's Tune", "Soy Califas", and "Shiny Stockings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)

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New Dexter GordonDoin' Allright (RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Doin Allright? Dexter's doing great on this one – working with that fully mature Blue Note sound of his – a rich approach to soloing that keeps the tracks cooking with excitement! The group on the set's an all-star lineup that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums – and the tunes are a great blend of soulful rhythms and bop improvisation – heard especially well on the album's landmark tune "Society Red"! All tracks are great, though – and other titles include "You've Changed", "For Regulars Only", and "I Was Doing All Right". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "I Want More" and an alternate take of "For Regulars Only". CD
(CD case has a cutout notch.)

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New Dexter GordonGettin' Around ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unusual album for Dexter Gordon – one that has him working in a quintet with vibes by Bobby Hutcherson! Hutcherson's sound really transforms the session, giving it a shimmering middleground that disperses the dominance that Gordon's tenor usually has – and creating a warm, fluid feel that's really great. Barry Harris is in the group on piano – providing some wonderful accompaniment that's a great fit for Hutcherson's vibes – and the rest of the group is completed by the excellent rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Billy Higgins on drums! The album includes a great version of "Manha de Carnaval", plus a Dex original, "Le Coiffeur" – and the tracks "Heartaches", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has some wear, aging & light waviness along the bottom seam.)

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New Dexter GordonGO (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal stuff – and one of Dexter Gordon's excellent Blue Note sessions with pianist Sonny Clark! Sonny's in fine fine form for the record, and in our opinion, he seems to be the most relaxed and inventive when accompanying Dexter Gordon – even over other Blue Note horn players, and that's saying a heck of a lot! Gordon's very much in the pocket on the record too – and doesn't spend too much time soloing around and around, and really goes for the tighter groove laid out by Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Cuts include "Cheese Cake", "Second Balcony Jump", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dexter GordonGO (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal stuff – and one of Dexter Gordon's excellent Blue Note sessions with pianist Sonny Clark! Sonny's in fine fine form for the record, and in our opinion, he seems to be the most relaxed and inventive when accompanying Dexter Gordon – even over other Blue Note horn players, and that's saying a heck of a lot! Gordon's very much in the pocket on the record too – and doesn't spend too much time soloing around and around, and really goes for the tighter groove laid out by Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Cuts include "Cheese Cake", "Second Balcony Jump", and "Love For Sale". CD

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New Dexter GordonGotham City ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Dexter GordonOne Flight Up (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would later use on late 60s and early 70s sessions for European labels. The group features (then) local contemporaries Kenny Drew on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and is rounded out by Donald Byrd on trumpet and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, but not meanderingly so – and feature a great mix of Blue Note hardbop, with some of the "roomier" recordings that were given to American players in Europe. Side one features an extended reading of Donald Byrd's "Tanya", and other tracks include Kenny Drew's "Coppin' The Haven", and a version of "Darn That Dream". CD

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New Dexter GordonResurgence Of Dexter Gordon ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album by Dexter Gordon – his first after a number of years spent without recording in the late 50s, and one that marked a real return to serious growth as a player during the 60s! The album takes the same approach as Dexter's soon to be recorded Blue Note classics – putting the tenorman in the company of some excellent sidemen – but the group's a bit larger too, with added horns from Richard Boone on trombone and Martin Banks on trumpet – in addition to rhythm from the trio of Dolo Coker on piano, Charles Green on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums. There's some nice head arrangements that open up to some well-crafted tenor lines from Dex – and the set's got an extra-special feature in that it was produced by Cannonball Adderly as part of his "overlooked talents" series for Jazzland. Hard to believe that Gordon would qualify for that distinction at the time – especially given his rise a few years later! Titles include "Affair In Havana", "Field Day", "Jodi", "Home Run", and "Dolo". CD

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New Dexter GordonTake The A Train ... CD
Black Lion (Germany), 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Dexter GordonTangerine (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great American set from Dexter Gordon – recorded at a time when most of his bigger records were coming from overseas! The set's got some nice long tracks that really let Gordon open up on tenor – on those well-blown, longform solo modes he was really cracking in the European scene – equally adept here in the company of a group that features Thad Jones on flugelhorn, Hank Jones on piano, and Stanley Clark on drums – on titles that include "Tangerine", "What It Was", and "August Blues". The set also features a version of "Days Of Wine & Roses" – recorded with a group that features Cedar Walton on piano. CD features an alternate of "The Group", recorded with the Walton group and Freddie Hubbard on trumpet! CD

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New Dexter GordonGettin' Around ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really unusual album for Dexter Gordon – one that has him working in a quintet with vibes by Bobby Hutcherson! Hutcherson's sound really transforms the session, giving it a shimmering middleground that disperses the dominance that Gordon's tenor usually has – and creating a warm, fluid feel that's really great. Barry Harris is in the group on piano – providing some wonderful accompaniment that's a great fit for Hutcherson's vibes – and the rest of the group is completed by the excellent rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Billy Higgins on drums! The album includes a great version of "Manha de Carnaval", plus a Dex original, "Le Coiffeur" – and the tracks "Heartaches", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dexter GordonSwingin' Affair ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
An amazingly simple – but amazingly satisfying session from Dexter Gordon! The group's a totally solid quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the groove is right in the pocket with a solid solid soulful feel that you don't always get on Gordon's other Blue Note albums! There's a simple elegance here that's really beautiful – Gordon at his post-bop best, but without any of the over-extended modes of his too-long solo years – a mix that's really rare, and carried off impeccably for this set. The record starts with the amazing "Soy Califa", a nice hardbop number with a good Latiny feel, then slides into lots of other nice ones like "McSplivens", "The Backbone", and "Don't Explain". CD

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New Dexter GordonGO (180 gram gatefold pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Seminal stuff – and one of Dexter Gordon's excellent Blue Note sessions with pianist Sonny Clark! Sonny's in fine fine form for the record, and in our opinion, he seems to be the most relaxed and inventive when accompanying Dexter Gordon – even over other Blue Note horn players, and that's saying a heck of a lot! Gordon's very much in the pocket on the record too – and doesn't spend too much time soloing around and around, and really goes for the tighter groove laid out by Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Cuts include "Cheese Cake", "Second Balcony Jump", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing limited edition reissue pressing – with heavy vinyl and gatefold cover!)

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New Dexter GordonJive Fernando ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
With George Duke on keyboards, Ralph Garrett on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums. Titles include "Momadua", "Jive Fernando", and "Blue Monk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Dexter Gordon & Wardell GrayJazz Concert West Coast – Jazz West Coast Live – Hollywood Jazz Vol 1 ... CD
Savoy, 1948. Used ... Out Of Stock
LA bebop jam session material, featuring two long tracks recorded live in the city of angels, probably illegally by Savoy's Herman Lubinsky, who was a noted crook. Who cares, though, as the sides give us a great picture of the kind of lively cutting jam sessions that were ripping through the Central Ave scene of the old days. Players include Dexter Gordon, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Howard McGhee, and Wardell Gray in the lead – and the two long tracks are "Disorder At The Border" and "The Hunt". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Bopland BoysJazz Concert West Coast – Jazz West Coast Live – Hollywood Jazz Vol 2 ... CD
Savoy, 1948. Used ... $4.99
Features Howard McGhee on trumpet, Trummy Young on trombone, Sonny Criss on alto, and Wardell Gray and Dexter Gordon on tenor. CD

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CBS Jazz All StarsMontreux Summit Vol 1 ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 18.98
A really amazing little record – way more than usual for this sort of live recording – given that it features some very unique performances together by artists we've never heard on the same stage otherwise! The premise is simple, but wonderfully effective – in that the album brings together some of the leading lights of the Columbia/CBS jazz stable at the time – a massive lineup of talent from a few key generations in jazz, sounding surprisingly great hear together! All tracks are nice and long – and titles include a brilliant version of "Infant Eyes" by a quartet with Stan Getz on tenor and Bob James on piano; "Fried Bananas" with Dexter Gordon on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, Woody Shaw on trumpet, and George Duke on piano; "Bahama Mama" with Bob James on keyboards, Bobbi Humphrey on flute, Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitars, and Billy Cobham on drums – and the long jam session tracks "Montreux Summit", "Blues March", and "Andromeda" – which feature work from most of the players above, all working in one large group – plus added flute from Hubert Laws and Thijs Van Leer, percussion from Ralph Maconald, and bass from Alphonso Johnson. CD

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CBS Jazz All StarsMontreux Summit Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1977. Used ... $8.99
A wonderful follow-up to the first Montreux Summit album – and like that classic, a groundbreaking assemblage of some of the best jazz musicians of the 70s! The format here is slightly different – with more of a focus on smaller groupings of musicians, but still with a really fresh ear for unusual combinations – especially with players you're not always likely to hear together – all stretching out on some sweet longer tracks. Tunes include a version of "Moontrane" with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Dexter Gordon on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, and George Duke on Fender Rhodes; "Two Part Invention" with Bob James on piano and Hubert Laws on flute; "Kanon For Flutes", with work by Bob Militello and Thijs Van Leer on flutes, alongside Bob James on Fender Rhodes, Eric Gale on guitar, and Peter Erskine on drums; "Red Top" with Dexter Gordon and Stan Getz on tenor, and Maynard Ferguson and Woody Shaw on trumpet; "Rites Of Darkness" with George Duke on Fender Rhodes, Bob James on keyboards, and Steve Kahn on guitar; "Be Cool" with James on Fender Rhodes, Duke on keyboards, Bobbi Humphrey and Hubert Laws on flute, and Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitar; and a sweet take on James' "Night Crawler" – with Stan Getz on tenor, Bobbi Humphrey and Hubert Laws on flute, Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitars, and Bob James himself on Fender Rhodes! CD

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Wardell GrayJazz Concert West Coast ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LA bebop jam session material, featuring two long tracks recorded live in the city of angels! The sides give us a great picture of the kind of lively cutting jam sessions that were ripping through the Central Ave scene of the old days. Players include Dexter Gordon, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Howard McGhee, and Wardell Gray in the lead – and the two long tracks are "Disorder At The Border" and "Rocks N Shoals". One of two LPs that Savoy released in this format – and the first volume. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue on SJ Records.)

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Bent JaedigBent Jaedig Was Here – Live At Montmartre 1969 ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Never-heard work from tenorist Bent Jaedig – easily one of the most important figures on the Danish jazz scene in the 60s! Bent's working here in a loose, open style that's quite different from some of his more tightly arranged albums of the decade – a mode that's still got lots of sharp edges and modern moments in Jaedig's solos, but which also gets some more conventional drive from the Cafe Montmartre rhythm section of Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and JC Moses on drums! Tracks are long, and handled in a format that's similar to Montmartre recordings by Dexter Gordon or Johnny Griffin from the same time – but Bent's overall style is much edgier, and he really makes a lot with the extended solo space. Titles include Long versions of "What's New", "Love For Sale", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Bent's Minor Blues". CD

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Stan LeveyThis Time The Drum's On Me ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
A nice little bit of bop from LA – a tightly-crafted mid 50s date for the Bethlehem label – featuring drummer Stan Levey at the head of a great group of horn players! The album features some standout work from Dexter Gordon on tenor – making a rare appearance here as a sideman – and the frontline of the sextet also features Conte Candoli on trumpet and Frank Rosolino on trombone – both well-matched players, especially at this point in their careers. The group's completed by Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Lou Levy on piano – and there's a bit more bite on some tracks than the usual Bethlehem set. Titles include "Diggin For Diz", "Ruby My Dear", "Tune Up", "Stanley The Steamer", and "This Time The Drum's On Me". CD

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Pony PoindexterPony's Express ... CD
Koch, 1963. Used ... $5.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by the mighty Pony Poindexter – a great reedman who made great waves on both sides of the Atlantic in the 50s and 60s! Pony first rose to fame in the band of Count Basie, but he's also got a pedigree that includes work in both New Orleans and San Francisco, and key later sides in Europe for MPS and other labels. This rare Epic set has Pony working as the lead soloist in a screaming hard sax section that includes Eric Dolphy, Gene Quill, Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Phil Woods, and Dexter Gordon – all top-shelf players willing to take second seat to Pony, and let him stretch out in the lead! The group's a largish one, but Pony breaks out with some beautiful soulful solos on alto and soprano sax – supported by a tight rhythm section that includes Gildo Mahones on piano. Titles include "Lanyop", "Pony's Express", "Cattin Latin", "Blue", and "B Frequency". CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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VariousGreat Saxophones 1951 to 1970 ... CD
MCA/GRP, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Tracks from Gene Ammons, Zoot Sims, Johnny Griffin, Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges, Yusef Lateef, Sonny Stitt, Roland Kirk, Benny Golson, James Moody, Budd Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Harold Land and Dexter Gordon. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousIn Performance At The Playboy Jazz Festival ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Contains a very groovy vocal version of "Birdland" – played by Weather Report, and sung by Manhattan Transfer! Also fetaures performances by Dexter Gordon, Grover Washington Jr, Pieces Of A Dream, the Art Farmer/Bennie Golson/Nancy Wilson trio, and a cool Great Quartet with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)

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New Eric AlexanderIt's All In The Game ... CD
High Note, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hokey kind of cover, but a great little album – another easy winner from the team of Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern, easily one of the greatest pairs working together in jazz for the past decade or so! Alexander's got a tremendous tone on the tenor – finely-honed with the maturity of a later Dexter Gordon, but also open to fluid, free moments too – with a sense of joy and exploration that recall our favorite moments on mid 60s Blue Note or Prestige. Mabern is great too – warm on the keys, but never sloppy – a player more filled with soul these days than ever, and always a great accompanist to Alexander's shifting range of modes in a set like this. Drums are by Joe Farnsworth, another trustworthy regular partner to the pair – and Nat Reeves completes the quartet on bass. Titles include 3 excellent Alexander originals (always his best work on record) – "Typhoon 11", "Little Lucas", and "Open & Shut" – plus versions of "Where Is The Love", "Where Or When", "Ruby My Dear", and "It's All In The Game". CD

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New Billy EckstineMister B & The Band ... CD
Savoy/Nippon (Japan), 1945/1946. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from a host of famous boppers, his band was getting equal fame, too – a really legendary lineup that includes such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,Kenny Dorham, and Fats Navarro on trumpets; Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, and Gene Ammons on tenor; Leo Parker on baritone; Art Blakey on drums; and many other huge names too! The band was virtually a school for a whole generation of jazzmen to come – allowing them to play together, get to know each other, and spin off in important small groups – much in the way the Kenton group a few years later allowed so much development on the west coast. And amidst all this great music, Billy's vocals have never sounded better – much bolder and hard-swinging than in later years! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Teddy Edwards & Houston PersonHorn To Horn ... CD
Muse, 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two tenor greats pay tribute to a host of other tenor greats – but with results that are quite different than you might expect! The album's hardly the type that just revisits familiar cliches from tenor giants of years past – and instead, the team of Houston Person and Teddy Edwards really bring a lot of themselves to the record – working through modes previously expressed by John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, and others – but all in ways that are more than solid enough to stand on their own. Of course, they've got some great help here in the rhythm section – Richard Wyands on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums – the latter two of whom we'd be happy to hear in anyone's company. Titles include "Equinox", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Body & Soul", "Talk Of The Town", "That's All", and "Out Of Nowhere". CD

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New Herbie HancockTakin' Off ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Herbie Hancock is certainly Takin Off at this point in his career – stepping into the limelight with an excellent batch of soul jazz tunes, including the first recording of his classic "Watermelon Man", the one track that probably put all his kids through school! Although that one went on to become a standard within a few short years in 60s jazz, it still sounds great here in the original – a very fresh take on the sound of soul jazz in the 60s – offered up here in a 7 minute version that has more sharp soloing than most other takes on the tune! The group here is great too – with Dexter Gordon on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the tracks are all also originals by a young Herbie – including "Watermelon Man", "The Maze", "Driftin", "Three Bags Full", "Alone & I", and "Empty Pockets". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has moderate wear, some splitting, stains, aging, a sticker in one corner, and heavy moisture staining on the back. Vinyl plays with a some clicks.)
 
 
 



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