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New Gil EvansComplete Pacific Jazz Sessions (New Bottle Old Wine/Great Jazz Standards) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1958/1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 wonderful late 50s sessions from arranger Gil Evans – both of which we'd rank right up there with his best work with Miles Davis, or the albums under his own name for Impulse in the 60s! The first half of the CD is from the album New Bottle Old Wine – a record of swinging modern backdrops, used to showcase both the solo talents of a young Cannonball Adderley, and the dynamic energy of Evans himself! Cannon's sharp-edged early tone is a really great sound for the record – far more modern than you might expect from later funk and soul sides of the 60s – and perfectly poised next to Gil's larger back drops to reignite a host of older tunes with new energy! And while the titles are familiar, the readings certainly are not – as the Evans pen has really changed things up beautifully – as you'll hear on numbers that include "St Louis Blues", "King Porter Stomp", "Willow Tree", "Struttin' With Some Barbeque", "Lester Leaps In", "Round About Midnight", "Manteca", and "Bird Feathers". Great Jazz Standards is equally great, a fantastic lost set from Evans – and one that features Mingus trumpeter Johnny Coles as the lead soloist in front of Evans-led modern groups that include players like Elvin Jones, Ray Crawford, Steve Lacy, Budd Johnson, Rod Levitt, and Chuck Wayne. Despite the "standards" in the title, most of these numbers are modern tunes from the 50s – like "Joy Spring", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Django", "Straight No Chaser", and "Chant Of The Weed" – all given Evans' unique style of arrangement, tweaked up a few notches to give them a really edgey quality. Coles is clearly standing in for Miles here, but the format works well overall! CD features 15 tracks in all, including some newly-improved versions of a few tracks, correcting mistakes in the original records! CD
 
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Chet BakerYoung Chet ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $4.99
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Clifford BrownJazz Immortal ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Manhattan, 1954. Used ... $3.99
Seminal west coast recordings by Clifford Brown – recorded in LA in 1954, with a mixture of hard bop and lyricism, in that sparkling mode that Brownie left as his indelible imprint on the west coast scene of the 50s! Players include Bob Gordon on baritone, Stu Williamson on trombone, Zoot Sims on tenor, and Russ Freeman on piano – and Jack Montrose arranged the set. Titles include "Tiny Capers", "Bones For Jones", "Joy Spring", "Finders Keepers", and "Daahoud". CD
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Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Sings Carmichael ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $5.99
Beautiful work from the legendary Hoagy Carmichael – and one of the few albums to feature him singing his own work! Hoagy's name is one that you're more likely to see in the songwriting credits than in the artist slot for a record – but he's actually got a wonderful voice, one that's filled with honest, personal charms – and which has a sometimes broken-down quality that's perfect for the gentle words of his tunes. This wonderful set features Carmichael working with sublime small combo backing – players who include Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles, and Art Pepper – working with arrangements penned by Johnny Mandel. Titles include "Rocking Chair", "Georgia On My Mind", "Skylark", "Two Sleepy People", and "Baltimore Oriole". CD

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Jim HallJazz Guitar ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare early trio set from Jim Hall – especially noteworthy because Jim rarely worked in the format as a leader! The album's got Hall working with Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass – in a mode that slightly recalls some of Barney Kessel's mid 50s recordings over at Contemporary Records, but which also has that airier style that was Hall's first great calling card on his instrument. Some of the best cuts really have the notes hanging in air with incredible grace and a very subtle sense of swing – and titles include "This Is Always", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Stella By Starlight", "Deep In A Dream", "Seven Come Eleven", and "Thanks For The Memory". CD

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Jazz Corps with Roland KirkJazz Corps ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Used ... $8.99
An unusual record, but a great one too – a set that mixes the offbeat reed work of Roland Kirk with some inventive ideas from a group of young west coast players! Some of the group members are names you'll recognize on their own from genre-crossing sessions for other labels – like vibist Lyn Blessing, and bassist Bill Plummer – both groovy talents whose touches really make the record sparkle – and the rest of the combo features trumpeter Tommy Peltier, drummer Maurice Miller, and reedman Freddy Rodriguez! And honestly, the whole thing's great, even without Kirk's help – but Roland's wit and creative energy really send the album home with work on tenor, flute, and stritch. Titles include "Harplyness", "Chalan Pago", "Le Blessing", and "Meanwhile". CD
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Jazz CrusadersBest Of The Jazz Crusaders ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1960s. Used ... $7.99
A sweet little set of some of the Jazz Crusaders' best sides from the 60s – a hip swinging selection of short, tight, and very well played soul jazz numbers – grooving hard in a way that was very big with the jukebox and jazz AM crowd! The set list features a good mix of originals and covers – all expertly played with a tightly snapping groove that never misses a beat. Titles include "The Young Rabbits" and "Freedom Sound". CD

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Buddy RichBest Of Buddy Rich ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
Lots of groovy big band tracks from the 60s – with a surprisingly soulful sound! CD

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Buddy RichBig Swing Face ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Used ... $1.99
Although Buddy's always been a bit laughable, he was always trying to keep his bag moving, and his band of the late 60s included some pretty darn nice players. The group on this session includes Ernie Watts and Bobby Shew, and the band wails hard and fast in a live setting with lots of tight little numbers. Tracks include "Wack Wack", "Norwegian Wood", "The Beat Goes On", and "Mexicali Nose". CD
Also available Big Swing Face ... LP 4.99

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Buddy RichNew One! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Used ... $6.99
Very hard-burning work from Buddy's hip band of the mid 60s – a large ensemble, but one that features searing horn parts that cut through the bigger arrangements with ease! Buddy really had an ear for tuning power with personality at this point in his career – and although the group comes on with the raging energy that's every bit the Rich calling card in the 60s, they also more than make their individual voices known. Ernie Watts, Jay Corre, and Charles Owens all provide excellent contributions to the set – and titles include "Standing Up In A Hammock", "Luv", "Something For Willie", "Group Shot", "The Rotten Kid", and "New Blues". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – 3 alternate takes of tunes on the album, plus "Naptown Blues" and "Old Timey". CD
(Note – artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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Buddy RichSwingin' New Big Band (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1966. Used ... $2.99
A hard and heavy side from Buddy, and true to his reputation and the title of the LP, he comes out swinging! The set features a top notch mid 60s group, and from the sound of the numbers on this set, ol' Buddy did need to hand out any of his famous lectures on the bus afterwards, with some crisp soloing and great ensemble playing. Includes "Basically Blues", "The Critics Choice", "My Man's Gone Now", "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" and "Sister Sadie". CD

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Annie RossGypsy ... CD
Pacific Jazz (UK), 1962. Used ... $11.99
A tremendous album from Annie Ross – a new recording of songs from the musical Gypsy, done in versions that are far superior to any that you may have previously heard! Backings are by Buddy Bregman, and Annie's cool and swinging vocals really works magic with tunes like "Some People", "Let Me Entertain You", "Together", "Small World", and "Everything's Coming Up Roses". CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, promo stamp on CD.)

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Bud Shank & Bill PerkinsBud Shank & Bill Perkins ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Used ... $18.99
Great Bud Shank album, in which he's paired with two different groups on the two different sides of the record. Shorty Rogers holds the lead with him on one side, and Bill Perkins is on the other. Shorty's playing is good, but Perkins is fantastic here. Him and Shank's playing is the stuff that dreams of West Coast jazz are made of. Cool reed work, in a mellow mellow vein. Japanese pressing. CD
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New Richard Groove Holmes & Gene AmmonsGroovin' With Jug ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Capitol, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groove and Jug wail away in this classic set of tenor/organ tracks recorded for Pacific Jazz in the early 60s. The backing is spare, with only Gene Edwards on guitar and Leroy Henderson on drums, and tracks include "Morris The Minor", "Good Vibrations", "Hey You, What's That?", and "Groovin' With Jug". CD
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New Fred Katz/Chico HamiltonMusic Of Fred Katz (aka Zen – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An important early album of compositions by Fred Katz – recorded at the time when he was the cello player in Chico Hamilton's groundbreaking late 50s group! The tunes are distinctly more modern than even his work with Chico – and are played by Hamilton-esque players that include Paul Horn or Harry Klee on flute and saxes, Carson Smith on bass, John Pisano on guitar, and Chico himself on drums and tympani. There's some added strings and woodwinds on a number of tracks, and the tunes move between 50s chamber jazz and 50s chamber modern – with titles that include "Montuna", "Katz Up", "Loma", "Pluck It", "Lord Randall", and "Suite For Horn". CD also features a bonus track that runs for 16 minutes – the "Concerto Of Jazz Themes From Sweet Smell Of Success" – played by a group with Katz on cello, Paul Horn on alto and flute, Carson Smith on bass, and John Pisano on guitar. CD

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New Jack MontroseJack Montrose Sextet ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful example of why the west coast scene was great when it was working at its finest! Jack Montrose cut a rare few albums in the 50s, but this one's a gem – done with help from frequent partner Bob Gordon on baritone sax, and with other players that include Conte Candoli, Shelly Manne, and Joe Mondragon. The style is tightly arranged, but not too tightly that the band doesn't have room to swing – and the mix of Montrose's tenor and Gordon's baritone is sublime together! Titles include "Listen Hear", "Some Good Fun Blues", "Fools Rush In", "Speakeasy", "Pretty", "Credo", and "That Old Feeling". CD
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New Joe PassFor Django ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album dedicated to the great Django Reinhardt – but one that also comes across with plenty of west coast touches! The format is somewhat Django-esque – with lead guitar work from Joe Pass, plus rhythm guitar support from John Pisano – creating some of the guitar interplay you'd have in a gypsy swing record – but the groove's also a bit more modern than some of Django's classics, and there's a lighter, breezier approach here that's very much in the mode of other Pass records from the 60s – at least the small group ones! Tracks include "Django", "For Django", "Fluer D'Ennui", "Django's Castle", and "Nuages". CD

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New Annie RossAnnie Ross Sings A Song With Mulligan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums that singer Annie Ross cut on her own away from the Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross group while she was still living in the US – and a great little set recorded with a group led by Gerry Mulligan! The sound is west coast cool all the way through – with players who include Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Dave Bailey, and Henry Grimes – and although Annie's in the lead on most of the set, but Gerry slides in some lean solos which open up the tracks nicely! Ross is a bit less in a vocalese mode than with LHR, in ways that really demonstrate her skills with ballads and gentler cuts – and given the support from Mulligan and crew, the album's got a very solid jazz foundation overall. Titles include "All Of You", "Give Me The Simple Life", "This Is Always", "It Don't Mean A Thing", and "I Feel Pretty". CD features bonus tracks – "This Is Always (alt version)", "The Lady's In Love With You", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face (alt)". CD
(Out of print. 80s Pacific Jazz pressing.)

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New Annie RossGasser ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great stuff – one of Annie Ross' rare albums as a solo act away from her trio with Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert – and a great little session cut with small combo jazz backing, which gives the song a nice swinging edge! Zoot Sims is the main soloist on the tunes, Russ Freeman lays down piano tracks to set the mood – and other players include Jim Hall, Monte Budwig, Mel Lewis, and Bill Perkins – all of whom contribute wonderfully to the album, and give it a nicely grooving west coast finish. Titles include "I Was Doing Alright", "You Took Advantage Of Me", "Lucky Day", "Lucky So & So", and "Nobody's Baby". CD features bonus cuts too! CD
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New Clare FischerExtension (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/International Phonograph, 1963. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An early moment of genius from the young Clare Fischer – one of his first sets for a larger ensemble, and the start of years of great work to come! Previous Pacific Jazz sessions featured Fischer in a piano trio – but this album lets Clare loose on a host of his own inventive arrangements – a set of charts and compositions that easily move between the modern and the groovy – sometimes using offbeat tones and sounds that rival the best that Ellington or Gil Evans had to offer – other times coming across with this fluidity that's a perfect summation of the way that Fischer pulled together all of the California cool of the 50s, and managed to come up with something completely fresh for the 60s! The modern edges will come as a real surprise to those who only know Fischer's more easygoing work – and in addition to Clare's own work on piano and organ, the record also features Jerry Coker on tenor, Gary Foster on tenor and clarinet, Jack Nimitz on bass clarinet and baritone, Sam Most and John Lowe on flutes, and Don Shelton on alto – all working with reed interplay that's completely sublime. Titles include "Bittersweet", "Igor", "Canto Africano", "Extension", "Passacaglia", and "Ornithardy". CD
 
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Chet BakerChet – Ballads By Chet Baker (plus bonus track) (Keepnews collection) ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... $7.99
One of a handful of late 50s albums that Chet Baker recorded for Riverside – all of which are some of his last great 50s work in the studio, before a shift in the 60s to a wider-ranging approach to his music! The style here is definitely in the "classic" Baker mode set down for Pacific Jazz – but a bit more fleshed out by the other players in the set – who seem to push a bit more personality into the tunes, and not just let Chet's trumpet dominate. The sound is soft and gentle – as you'd expect from the title – and other players include Bill Evans, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Connie Kay and Philly Joe Jones – all bringing a bit of a New York undercurrent to the west coast Baker solo style. Titles include "How High the Moon", "It Never Entered My Mind", "If You Could See Me Now", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Time On My Hands", and "You And The Night And Music". CD features 1 bonus track – "Early Morning Mood". CD

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Stan GetzStan Getz At The Shrine (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1954. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
A classic west coast recording by Stan – recorded at the Shrine Theater in LA in '54, with a group that includes Bob Brookmeyer on trombone and John Williams on piano! The groove is more similar to Stan's eastern sides of the time, given his bandmates here – but the sound is still quite wonderful, and almost a relaxed Verve answer to the sound of some of the Pacific Jazz dates of the period. Rhythm is by Bill Anthony on bass and either Frank Isola or Art Madigan on drums – and titles include "Flamingo", "Lover Man", "Pernod", "Tasty Pudding", "Polkadots & Moonbeams", "Open Country", "We'll Be Together Again", and "Feather Merchant". Great stuff from Getz! CD
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Richard Groove HolmesWorkin' On A Groovy Thing ... CD
World Pacific (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan & His Quartet Live At The Olympia Theatre 1962 ... CD
RTE (France), 1962. Used ... $9.99
A great complement to the Gerry Mulligan/Bob Brookmeyer albums of the 50s for Pacific Jazz – one that features the group performing live in Paris, with a very open-blowing sound! The tracks are long, and the setting fluid – as Gerry plays baritone on most tracks, but piano on a few; and Bob Brookmeyer does the same, taking a break from valve trombone to play piano for one track as well. Rhythm is by the team of Bill Crow on bass and Gus Johnson on drums – and titles include "Spring Is Sprung", "Five Brothers", "Subterranean Blues", "Blue Port", and "Utter Chaos". CD
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Ronnie Ross & Allan Ganley/Joe CastroJazz Makers/Groove Funk Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Two obscure ones – but both very nicely packaged together! The Jazz Makers features work by the baritone/tenor team of Ronnie Ross and Allen Ganley – two British players with a good groove, and that kind of tight ensemble swing that you'd find in the best Brit bop groups of the 50s. Tracks on that album are short, but have some good breakaway solos and catchy riffs on the choruses. Tracks are mostly originals, and titles include "The Country Squire", "The Moonbather", "The Real Funky Blues", and "Pitiful Pearl". Groove Funk Soul is an obscure west coast soul jazz session from the end of the 50s, with a tight quartet that features Castro on piano, Teddy Edwards on tenor, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. The record's more like a soul jazz side for Pacific Jazz, than a typical Atlantic session from this time – and it's got some tasty mellow groovers, like "Groove Funk Soul", "That's All", "Yesterdays", and "Play Me The Blues". CD

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SeawindLight The Light/Seawind ... CD
A&M/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of A&M classics from the mighty Seawind! First up is Light The Light – a great step forward for Seawind – as the combo's working here in a style that's a bit leaner than before, but still every bit as warm and jazzy – a perfect foil for the soulful vocals of singer Pauline Wilson! The tunes have this wonderfully breezy feel that really befits the group's name – fused of funk, soul, and jazz at the core – but carried off in some Pacific winds that take the music to a fresh new place altogether. The album's one of the best-remembered from this excellent 70s group – and titles include "Sound Rainbow", "Follow Your Wind", "Hold Onto Love", "Free", "Imagine", and "Enchanted Dance". Next is the self-titled Seawind album from 1980 – a sweet bit of fusion-tinged soul – produced with a sunny Hawaiian groove by George Duke, and featuring some of the tightest tunes from Seawind to date! Pauline Wilson sings lead vocals on the album – in a cool breezy mode that fits well with the compressed instrumentation of the album – and the overall groove is polished, but still with the same soulful depth as the group's other work! The album's got a great balance of styles, and tracks include "Pra Vose", "Still In Love", "What Cha Doin", "The Two Of Us", and "Love Him, Love Her". CD

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Piero UmilianiSmog – Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale ... CD
RCA/Rearward (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
An early jazzy soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – made even better by some key work from Chet Baker on trumpet and Helen Merrill on vocals! The set was done at a time when both artists were spending some time in Italy – shaping the scene with their presence, and really standing out on a handful of rare recordings like this one – quite different than their American material of a few years before! Baker is especially striking – with lead solos that have a great sense of compression, and a depth of soul that really move beyond the Pacific Jazz recordings. And Merrill is wonderful, too – with that special flavor she only ever seemed to open up when she went overseas – and got to move into more unusual settings. But the real star is Umiliani throughout – balancing modern impulses with late night jazz in a way that really points the way towards his later scores in the 60s – but which is already nearly perfect here! Titles include "Smog" (done in instrumental and vocal versions by Baker and Merrill), plus "Dawn", "Tensione", "Tops", "California In The Summer", "Hollywood Tonight", "Bowling", and "Twilight At Los Angeles". CD
Also available Smog – Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale (180 gram vinyl plus bonus CD) ... LP 26.99

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VariousNo Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986 to 1997 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99
That's not a baby floating in the water on the cover, and the set's not a batch of familiar Nirvana or Sub Pop sounds – but instead a very well-done collection that gets at the much deeper scene in the Pacific Northwest during the late 80s and early 90s! Make no mistake, there's still plenty of fuzzy guitars and balls-out action on most of these tracks – but the overall execution is less standard, more unusual, and has a gritty, garagey intensity that so many of the bigger Seattle acts lost right away. And even though we lived through that time (and yes, bought our share of the records, too), there's still plenty here we'd never heard before – which is really saying a lot to the archive-digging crew at Soul Jazz! Titles include "This Town" by Starfish, "Windyy" by Nubbin, "Jail Ain't Stoppin Us" by Saucer, "Same 18" by Hitting Birth, "Beverly" by Medelicious, "Blind Man's Holiday" by Machine, "Woodstock Unvisited" by Crunchbird, "123" by Pod, "Take Me For A Ride" by Yellow Snow, "The System" by Attica, "Run Around" by Starfish, "Wench" by Bundle Of Hiss, "Fields" by Chemistry Set, "Bleed" by Thrillhammer, "AM FM" by Shug, "It's Getting Late" by Small Stars, "It Smiles" by Soylent Green, and "Debbie Had A Dream" by Treehouse. CD
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No Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986 to 1997 – Part 1 (with download) ... LP 28.99
No Seattle – Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986 to 1997 – Part 2 (with download) ... LP 28.99

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VariousWheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 15.98
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of which never made it past the Pacific Northwest to the national charts. Back in the day, Seattle was a real cross-cultural hotbed – filled with folks who'd picked up and moved out from points east, settling in the Central District, working for Boeing, and reveling in the freedom of the new city to find their own groove. This set does a great job of documenting the flowering of eastern-styled funk in Seattle's growing scene of the late 60s – and features a range of tracks that run from deep funk to hard soul, sock-boogaloo, and even a bit of hard-handed piano jazz! The package features a great set of notes on the music, and a long set list that includes "Louie Louie" by The Topics, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Soul Swingers, "This Is Me" by Cookin Bag, "Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother" by Black On White Affair, "Cissy Strut" by Johnny Lewis Trio, "Stop Losing Your Chances" by Cold Bold & Together, "I Just Want To Be" by Robbie Hill, "Wheedle's Groove" by Annakonda, "Hey Jude" by Overton Berry Trio, and "A Little Love Affair" by Patrinell Staten. CD
(Finally back in print!)
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Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (180 gram vinyl – with 32-zine) ... LP 21.99
Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD 7.99

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VariousWheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of which never made it past the Pacific Northwest to the national charts. Back in the day, Seattle was a real cross-cultural hotbed – filled with folks who'd picked up and moved out from points east, settling in the Central District, working for Boeing, and reveling in the freedom of the new city to find their own groove. This set does a great job of documenting the flowering of eastern-styled funk in Seattle's growing scene of the late 60s – and features a range of tracks that run from deep funk to hard soul, sock-boogaloo, and even a bit of hard-handed piano jazz! The package features a great set of notes on the music, and a long set list that includes "Louie Louie" by The Topics, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Soul Swingers, "This Is Me" by Cookin Bag, "Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother" by Black On White Affair, "Cissy Strut" by Johnny Lewis Trio, "Stop Losing Your Chances" by Cold Bold & Together, "I Just Want To Be" by Robbie Hill, "Wheedle's Groove" by Annakonda, "Hey Jude" by Overton Berry Trio, and "A Little Love Affair" by Patrinell Staten. CD
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Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD 13.99
Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (180 gram vinyl – with 32-zine) ... LP 21.99

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New Chico HamiltonOriginal Chico Hamilton Quintet – Complete Studio Recordings (plus live tracks) ... CD
World Pacific/Lonehill (Spain), 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from the legendary Chico Hamilton Quintet of the mid 50s – a CD that features the famous first album by the group, plus bonus live tracks! The core of the CD is one of Chico's earliest albums for Pacific Jazz – a set of tightly arranged tracks with a cool chamber feel to them – featuring a lineup that includes Buddy Collette on reeds, Fred Katz on cello, Jim Hall on guitar, and Carson Smith on bass. Collette, Katz, and Hall are at the height of their powers here – a bit restricted, perhaps, but in the way that Hamilton was using to craft some of the more creative sounds of the 50s LA jazz scene – perfectly shaped and formed throughout! Just about every band member contributed a song and an arrangement to the album – and titles include "The Ghost", "Chrissie", "Jonalah", "A Nice Day", "Wind", "The Sage", and "The Morning After". Added to these tracks are 5 more live numbers featuring the quintet recorded at The Strollers in Long Beach – "Spectactular", "Free Form", "I Want To Be Happy", "Buddy Boo", and "Walking Carson Blues" – plus "A Bank For Barksdale" by the Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Hamilton, and "Stella By Starlight" by an amended group at The Strollers. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Mahavishnu OrchestraMahavishnu ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very electric set from guitarist John McLaughlin – a date that has the leader playing a host of modern variations on the instrument, plus a synclavier as well – but always with the sense of creative imagination he brought to Mahavishnu work in years past! There's some slight undercurrent of earlier spirituality in the tunes, but the overwhelming vibe is that of 80s fusion modes – played in the company of Mitchell Forman on Fender Rhodes and other keyboards, Jonas Hellborg on electric bass, Bill Evans on tenor, and Billy Cobham on drums. Titles include "Radio Activity", "Jazz", "The Unbeliever", "Pacific Express", and "East Side West Side". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Gerry MulliganLegends Live – Gerry Mulligan Sextet Liderhalle Stuttgart, November 22, 1977 ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great live side of Gerry Mulligan that we hardly ever get to hear – not vintage material from the 50s west coast, but a cool set of cuts from that time in the 70s when Mulligan was really opening up his sound – working here on both familiar baritone and fresh soprano sax, in a combo that also includes great vibes from Dave Samuels and guitar from Mike Santiago too! The tunes are loose and free – almost a later Stan Getz sort of approach, and quite a change from the tighter Gerry of earlier years – and the vibes are especially nice, and help bring a rhythmic pulse to the record that really works well with the soprano sax. Titles include "Satin Doll", "K4 Pacific", "Idol Gossip", "For An Unfinished Woman", "Line For Lyons" and more. CD

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New Makoto OzoneOzone (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Makoto Ozone has a name that might make you think he's electric, but he's one of the best Japanese acoustic pianists of the 80s – a wonderfully fresh talent who was one of the first of his generation to really bridge the Pacific and reach out to the American scene! Makoto got key early support from vibist Gary Burton – who introduces Ozone on the record, produced, and also plays vibes too – in this really wonderful trio that also features Eddie Gomez on bass, who's working here with subtle styles he hadn't done this well since the 70s. The record's a treasure from so many perspectives – a key extension of the Japanese piano legacy of the 70s, a model of the sense of space and sound that Burton had developed on his own, and a statement of lyrical beauty at a time when so much other big label jazz was flashy or too electric. Titles include "Crystal Love", "Endless Season (parts 1 & 2)", "Improvisation", and "Flight". CD features the bonus track "Corea-Ography". CD
 
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Digable PlanetsReachin' (A New Refutation Of Time & Space) ... CD
Pendulum/ERG, 1993. Used ... $2.99
An early 90s classic that set a new standard for post-Daisy Age jazzy hip hop. Includes "Where I'm From", "It's Good To Be Here", "What Cool Breezes Do", "Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)", "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)", "Escapism (Gettin Free)", "Pacifics", "Appointment At The Fat Clinic", "Swoon Units", "Last Of The Spiddyocks", "Examination Of What", "Nickel Bags", and "Jimmi Diggin Cats". CD
 
 
 



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