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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton With Paul Horn ... CD
Crown/Boplicity (UK), 1963. New Copy .... $11.99
Unusual material from Chico Hamilton – recorded around the same time as his groundbreaking work for Pacific Jazz – but for the smaller Crown/Modern label in LA! The format's a bit unusual, and changes a bit throughout the record – showing Chico's already-strong ear for creative formats that go way beyond conventional jazz. There are 2 numbers at the end of side 2 featuring Chico in the familiar chamber jazz lineup, with Fred Katz on cello and Paul Horn on reeds – "Crazy Cats" and "Lord Randall". The rest of the tracks feature the stringed instruments handling most of the melody, in a free floating style that's got the same "modern yet swinging" approach of some of Jimmy Giuffre's best late 50s recordings, which ultimately places it in a similar context to the chamber jazz numbers. Titles include "Porch Light", "Autumn Landscape", "Uyawda", "Lolly Pop", "Pluck It", "Katz Up", "Crazy Cats", and "Lord Randall". CD

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Paul HornPaul Horn In India ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $9.99
Paul Horn opens up in a really cool way – definitely moving past his early modern jazz years, to become one of the first American jazzmen to explore the sounds of India! The album features Horn blowing flute on some great long tracks – stretching out with this sense of sound that's really amazing – almost more tonal texture than his previous jazz sense of melody – often moving slowly, with slight phase shifts that are really compelling – and working alongside spare instrumentation from Indian musicians on tabla, tamboura, and violin! The tracks are all ragas that spin off with a free but rhythmic sound – and titles include "Raga Vibhas", "Raga Tilang", "Alap", "Manj Khamaj", and "Raga Desh". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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New Paul HornJazz Suite On The Mass Texts ... LP
RCA, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Paul Horn's groovier albums from the 60s – and a record that features some nice arrangements by Lalo Schifrin! As the title might make you guess, the album's kind of a "jazz mass", and replicates the Kyrie, Gloria, and Offertory progression of a regular Catholic mass. The whole thing might be pretty snoozy, but it's fortunately saved by some nice playing by Horn, and by groovy elements in Schifrin's arrangements, particularly the percussion playing of Emil Richards and Milt Holland. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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New Paul HornPaul Horn In India/Cosmic Consciousness – Paul Horn In Kashmir ... CD
World Pacific/BGO (UK), 1967. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A great collection of one of the most exciting points in the career of reedman Paul Horn – a set that brings together two albums recorded for the World Pacific label in the mid 60s! First up is Paul Horn In India – a record in which Horn opens up in a really cool way – definitely moving past his early modern jazz years, to become one of the first American jazzmen to explore the sounds of India! The album features Horn blowing flute on some great long tracks – stretching out with this sense of sound that's really amazing – almost more tonal texture than his previous jazz sense of melody – often moving slowly, with slight phase shifts that are really compelling – and working alongside spare instrumentation from Indian musicians on tabla, tamboura, and violin! The tracks are all ragas that spin off with a free but rhythmic sound – and titles include "Raga Vibhas", "Raga Tilang", "Alap", "Manj Khamaj", and "Raga Desh". Paul Horn In Kashmir is easily the trippiest of Paul Horn's 60s experiments – and even more far-reaching than his Paul Horn In India set! This one has a very similar feel to Paul's Indian session, but it's much more transcendental – with long tunes that spin out amidst sitar, tabla, and vocals – going for a meditative approach that's a great complement to Horn's work on the alto flute. The jazz component to the session is very subdued, but given the overall quality of the album, we're not ones to complain! Vocals are by Shri Chunilal Kaul, and titles include "Raga Ahir Bhairao", "Tabla Solo IN Teental", "Raga Kerwani", and "Alap In Raga Bhairav". CD
 
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Paul Barbarin & His Jazz Band/Punch Miller's BunchJazz At Preservation Hall 3 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $14.99
A real cooker in the Atlantic Records' 60s series from Preservation Hall – a record that definitely keeps up the groove throughout! Side one features work by the combo of drummer Paul Barbarin – a lively player with a romping approach to rhythm – one that perfectly suits the trad sounds from Ernie Cagnolatti on trumpet, Waldren "Frog" Joseph on trombone, and Louis Cottrell on clarinet. Titles include "Too Late", "The Second Line", and "Give It Up". Side two features a great group led by legendary trumpeter Ernie "Punch" Miller – with sweet horn work from a lineup that includes Louis Nelson on trombone and George Lewis on clarinet – the latter of whom is in perfect late formation on his well-crafted solos. Titles include "Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning", "Preservation Blues", and "Hindustan". CD

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New Lynn BlessingSunset Painter ... CD
Epic/Fallout (UK), Late 60s. Used .... $8.99
One of the only albums ever issued by vibist Lynn Blessing – a player best known for his LA session work in the 60s, and who's stepping out here in a slightly psychedelic approach to jazz! The style's a bit like some of Emil Richard's best work of the time – warmly chromatic vibes, but touched with elements that definitely show some of the changes in the late 60s scene – bits of rock, jazz, and country filtered into the album's instrumental groove – with steel guitar from Sneaky Pete Kleinow, plus additional guitar and drums. There's a nicely open, flowing energy to most tracks – looser than a Verve or Impulse album of this type, and with some nice modal elements on some of the best tracks. Paul Horn produced, and titles include "Sunset Painter", "Anacalypsis", "From Deep Within For Lynn", "Pinball Wizard", "Emerald River", "Child Of The Universe", "Cosmic Cowboy", and "Where There Is Grass". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rene BlochMucho Rock ... CD
Andex/VSOP, 1958. New Copy .... $10.99 11.99
Rene Bloch is probably best known for his work in a straighter Latin vein, but this excellent set from the late 50s has him "rocking" it up a bit with some really heavy sax! The approach is totally great – one that uses heavy Latin percussion on the bottom (played by Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo), but also brings in a full horn section led by Bloch, and working in a mode that's got plenty of great soundtrack touches. The feel here is almost like some of the best crime jazz that LA produced at the time – mixing together earthy, spontaneous percussion on congas, bongos, and timbales – then topping it off with some tighter horn charts, and letting one player break from the formation in a freely-crafted solo! We love this one to death, and the record's got a hell of a lot more to offer than you might guess from its gimmicky title – a great meeting of two different sides of the west coast scene, and a completely memorable session throughout. Titles include "Rene's Mambo", "Wa Pa Cha", "Frenesi", "Paul's Mambo", "Nature Boy", "Magitos", "Cha Cha Stroll", "Harry's At One", and "Sylvia". CD

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Presents ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good+ .... $4.99
An excellent and oft-overlooked 50s session from Duke – recorded in Chicago as a one-off for the Bethlehem label, and done with a lush, rich sound that's really tremendous! The group's nicely restrained and very moody – playing here in a mellow late nite mode that offers a good focus on the best horn soloists in the group, yet which also really hangs together perfectly from the slow-moving and eerie tone of the rest of the group. Jimmy Grissom sings a bit on the set, and other players include Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Cat Anderson, and Ray Nance – on tracks that include "Day Dream", "Blues", "Frustration", "My Funny Valentine", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing with the deep groove. Cover has some wear, clear tape on the corners, and a bit of staining and marker on the back.)

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Bennie GreenBennie Green Blows His Horn ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $22.99
Bennie Green blows his horn – and really blows us away in the process! Green emerges here as one of the most biting trombonists of the postwar years – a player who can handle his instrument with a deftness usually heard more on a trumpet – a sense of phrasing that's incredibly sharp and on the money, and which mixes here with some wicked lead lines from Charlie Rouse on tenor sax! Rouse has all his early gutbuckety tones firmly intact – and steps out here in a group that also features Cliff Smalls on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Osie Johnson on drums. Candido plays conga on half the record – and titles include the classic "Groovin the Blues", plus "Body & Soul", "Say Jack", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "One Track", "Hi Yo Silver", and "Laura". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & FlatsPrelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $26.99
A very cool 70s set from this hip Japanese group – one that has them stretching out their style a bit, and taking on some bigger concepts in the process! The title cut features their big band reading of a famous theme from Debussy, but this is nicely balanced out by other tunes from sources that include Marvin Gaye, Paul McCartney, and Gato Barbieri – all given the wonderful sense of horn flourishes and large ensemble power of the Sharps & Flats – with a really great sense of color and tone throughout! Nobuo Hara's leadership is impeccable, as always – and titles include "Last Tango In Paris", "Let's Get It On", "Yesterday Once More", "Killing Me Softly", and "Manteca". CD

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Philly Joe Jones & Elvin JonesPhilly Joe Jones & Elvin Jones Together! ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $13.99
A stunner of an album – and one that definitely draws plenty power from the double drummers in the lead! The set's way different than most of Elvin Jones' other work of the time – and is even more hard-hitting than some of the Philly Joe Jones sessions too – and, unusual for Atlantic Records at the time, the tracks are all quite long – with a very open, freewheeling sound! There's some great horn players who really help shape the sound of the tunes – Hank Mobley on tenor, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Curtis Fuller on trombone – and the piano of Wynton Kelly and bass of Paul Chambers ensure that the music is right in the groove. The set features three long tracks – "Brown Sugar", "Le Roi", and "Beau-ty". CD
Also available Philly Joe Jones & Elvin Jones Together! ... CD 16.99

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Philly Joe Jones & Elvin JonesPhilly Joe Jones & Elvin Jones Together! ... CD
Atlantic (Germany), 1961. Used .... $16.99
A stunner of an album – and one that definitely draws plenty power from the double drummers in the lead! The set's way different than most of Elvin Jones' other work of the time – and is even more hard-hitting than some of the Philly Joe Jones sessions too – and, unusual for Atlantic Records at the time, the tracks are all quite long – with a very open, freewheeling sound! There's some great horn players who really help shape the sound of the tunes – Hank Mobley on tenor, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Curtis Fuller on trombone – and the piano of Wynton Kelly and bass of Paul Chambers ensure that the music is right in the groove. The set features three long tracks – "Brown Sugar", "Le Roi", and "Beau-ty". CD
(Out of print Atlantic Original Sound pressing.)
Also available Philly Joe Jones & Elvin Jones Together! ... CD 13.99

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Barney KesselBreakfast At Tiffany's ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $14.99
One of the grooviest albums ever recorded by guitarist Barney Kessel – a sweet reworking of Henry Mancini's fabulous music for Breakfast At Tiffanys! The set's got a warm feel and more than a bit of bossa nova inspiration – similar to some of the other Kessel and Shorty Rogers projects for Reprise at the time – and the group features some wicked reed work from Bud Shank and Paul Horn, both of whom add some great color to the set – and make it way more than just another trio date from Kessel! The whole thing's wonderful – filled with favorites from the Mancini songbook – titles that include "Something For Cat", "Sally's Tomato", "Mr Yunioshi", "The Big Blowout", "Hub Caps & Tail Lights", "Breakfast At Tiffany's", "Latin Golightly", "Loose Caboose", and "Moon River Cha Cha". CD

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Barney KesselKessel/Jazz – Contemporary Latin Rhythms ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $14.99
A wonderful wonderful set from Barney Kessel – bossa-inflected jazz, and a wonderful setting for Barney to hit some very groovy lines on electric guitar! The group on the date is part of the strength of the record – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Emil Richards on vibes, Paul Horn on flute, and Victor Feldman on piano – with loads of great percussion and guitar interplay on the set, plus some excellent use of flute and vibes – all of which makes for the sort of session that really translates the Brazilian groove into the best sort of sound the LA scene was cutting at the time! Nice, light, and dancing rhythms – and titles that include "Love", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Latin Dance #1", "Lady Byrd", and "One Note Samba". CD

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Henry ManciniMore Music From Peter Gunn (Japanese pressing) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1962. Used .... $39.99
Henry Mancini's second album of stuff for the Peter Gunn TV show, and arguably better than the first one! The album's straight-ahead crime jazz – performed by a great set of players that includes Plas Johnson, Shelly Manne, Ted Nash, Paul Horn, and other west coasters. Tracks include "My Manne Shelly", "Timothy", "Goofin At The Coffee House", "Odd Ball", "Walkin' Bass", and "Spook!". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. New Copy .... $6.99 11.98
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "Star Eyes". CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)
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Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 3.99
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 5.99

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Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used .... $3.99
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "Star Eyes". CD
Also available
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 6.99
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 5.99

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Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used .... $5.99
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "Star Eyes". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
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Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 3.99
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 6.99

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Shorty RogersFourth Dimension In Sound ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
A really unique little chapter in the career of Shorty Rogers – and a near-lost record that's one of his best from the 60s! As you might guess from the title, the set was recorded as a sort of "stereo dynamics" album – post-bachelor pad, but in a mode that was very concerned with the overall sound qualities as much as the actual music. But the setting turned out to be a really great thing for Shorty, as it encouraged him to open up with his arrangements, and push the group into territory that you wouldn't hear on his 50s albums! Given the theme, the recording quality is excellent – and Shorty takes keen advantage of this fact by letting the reed players carve out shapes of sound in the air – while percussion players do loads of groovy things on the bottom. Players include Paul Horn, Bill Hood, and Bud Shank on reeds, Emil Richards on vibes, Shelly Manne on piano, and Pete Jolly on piano – and titles include the original "Kook-a-ra-cha Waltz", plus uniquely arranged versions of "Speak Low", "Lover", "Marie", "Taboo", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". CD
Also available Fourth Dimension In Sound ... LP 6.99

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Shorty RogersFourth Dimension In Sound ... LP
Warner, 1962. Very Good Gatefold .... $6.99
A really unique little chapter in the career of Shorty Rogers – and a near-lost record that's one of his best from the 60s! As you might guess from the title, the set was recorded as a sort of "stereo dynamics" album – post-bachelor pad, but in a mode that was very concerned with the overall sound qualities as much as the actual music. But the setting turned out to be a really great thing for Shorty, as it encouraged him to open up with his arrangements, and push the group into territory that you wouldn't hear on his 50s albums! Given the theme, the recording quality is excellent – and Shorty takes keen advantage of this fact by letting the reed players carve out shapes of sound in the air – while percussion players do loads of groovy things on the bottom. Players include Paul Horn, Bill Hood, and Bud Shank on reeds, Emil Richards on vibes, Shelly Manne on piano, and Pete Jolly on piano – and titles include the original "Kook-a-ra-cha Waltz", plus uniquely arranged versions of "Speak Low", "Lover", "Marie", "Taboo", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a split top seam, and some staining along the top.)
Also available Fourth Dimension In Sound ... CD 13.99

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Shorty RogersJazz Waltz ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $13.99
Don't think "waltz music", think "modal jazz" – because the version of jazz waltz that Shorty Rogers serves up here is a great precursor to the great grooves to come on the European scene – especially the work from the artists at MPS Records! Tunes all have this great rhythmic pulse – a way of leaping into a groove that has the piano and bass dancing together wonderfully – often with some cool vibes from Emil Richards, and loads of great reed lines from Bud Shank and Paul Horn! Some tracks feature a small combo, some feature a larger group – and the whole thing is wonderful – with energy that almost rivals the Clarke Boland Big Band with Gigi Campi. Titles include "Be As Children", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Jazz Waltz", "Terrence's Farewell", and "A Taste Of Honey". CD

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Paul SmithDelicate Jazz ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1957. Used .... $12.99
Lovely music from pianist Paul Smith – working here on one of his most standout sessions of the 50s, thanks to the presence of horn players Bob Cooper on tenor and Julie Kinsler on flute! The style is still very much in the same fluid area as Paul's Liquid Sounds work for Capitol – but the addition of the tenor and flute really fleshes things out nicely, and gives the record a sparkling sound that's mighty nice – almost more 60s swinging in its conception at times, especially given the guitar work by Toni Rizzi! In addition to Smith's piano, the group also features bass by Joe Mondragon and drums by Stan Levey – and titles include "Chicken Wings", "Gisele", "Cookie Time", "But Not For Me", "Fine & Dandy", "Lady In Red", and "Love Walked In". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cal TjaderCal Tjader Goes Latin ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Good+ .... $9.99
Well, in our opinion, Cal went Latin right from the start, practically. Still, this "Goes Latin" LP is one of his best of the genre from the old days, and features a host of great players like Lonnie Hewitt, Chombo Silva, Mongo Santamaria, Paul Horn, and Willie Bobo. The album includes Cal's semi-hit "Black Orchid", plus "Mi China", "Bonita", "Contigo", and "Mambo At The M". Very nice, with a sound that would become Cal's trademark in the years right after this album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some small stains, light wear, a mostly split spine, and some splitting on the other seams)

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Cal TjaderWest Side Story (second cover) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good .... $4.99
A really great reading of the West Side Story score – one that's better than most of the other ones floating around from the time! Of course, part of the reason for that is because the session's got some super-hip scoring from the great Clare Fischer – just starting out here, but doing excellent work with Cal, and also playing a bit of piano on the set. Other players include usual suspects like Paul Horn, Willie Bobo, and Lonnie Hewitt – and although the tracks are familiar, they're nicely transformed by the strength of the arrangement and work on vibes and piano. Titles include "Tonight", "Maria", "Jet Song", and "Something's Coming". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Bobby TroupBobby Troup & His Stars Of Jazz ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good .... $5.99
Features work by Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bob Cooper on tenor, Paul Horn on flute, Bud Shank on alto, and Frank Rosolino on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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VariousDramatic Funk Themes Vol 3 – Roaring Rare Grooves, Action & Detective Breaks 1972 to 1983 ... CD
Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $18.99
The third and best volume yet in the the Dramatic Funk Themes series – featuring tightly spun action funk from great international sound libraries of the mid 70s to early 80s! The first entry featured funky sounds culled from the British Themes International Music Library and Vol 2 reached further to include great stuff from KPM, De Wolfe and other legendary music libraries. This one digs deeper still into the vaults of Music De Wolfe and KPM, plus Golden Ring, Omnimusic, Selected Sound and other sources – funky themes from Germany, France, UK and the US! It's funky all the way, but these thematic instrumentals flex out pretty broadly – from straight up funky drums, organ and guitar instros to suspenseful chase scene-ready rumblers, tense horn blasts, brass and woodwind textured groovers, clever riffs on disco and more! Great stuff from a series we hope will keep coming out with more! Includes "Nowhere To Run", by Leer Paul Leary, "Prototype" by Simon Haseley, "Contact" by Peter Reno, "Solid Funk" by Dave Patterson, "Staying Power" by Keith Mansfield, "Stuck In" by Danny Edwardson, "Disco King" by Barry Stoller, "Police Car" by Dave Richmond, "XY Patrol" by M Schoof/U Buschkotter and more. 20 tracks on the CD version. CD
Also available Dramatic Funk Themes Vol 3 – Roaring Rare Grooves, Action & Detective Breaks 1972 to 1983 ... LP 18.99

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VariousDramatic Funk Themes Vol 3 – Roaring Rare Grooves, Action & Detective Breaks 1972 to 1983 ... LP
Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $18.99
The third and best volume yet in the the Dramatic Funk Themes series – featuring tightly spun action funk from great international sound libraries of the mid 70s to early 80s! The first entry featured funky sounds culled from the British Themes International Music Library and Vol 2 reached further to include great stuff from KPM, De Wolfe and other legendary music libraries. This one digs deeper still into the vaults of Music De Wolfe and KPM, plus Golden Ring, Omnimusic, Selected Sound and other sources – funky themes from Germany, France, UK and the US! It's funky all the way, but these thematic instrumentals flex out pretty broadly – from straight up funky drums, organ and guitar instros to suspenseful chase scene-ready rumblers, tense horn blasts, brass and woodwind textured groovers, clever riffs on disco and more! Great stuff from a series we hope will keep coming out with more! Includes "Nowhere To Run", by Leer Paul Leary, "Prototype" by Simon Haseley, "Contact" by Peter Reno, "Solid Funk" by Dave Patterson, "Staying Power" by Keith Mansfield, "Stuck In" by Danny Edwardson, "Disco King" by Barry Stoller, "Police Car" by Dave Richmond, "XY Patrol" by M Schoof/U Buschkotter and more. 18 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dramatic Funk Themes Vol 3 – Roaring Rare Grooves, Action & Detective Breaks 1972 to 1983 ... CD 18.99

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VariousMovements Vol 2 – 15 Deep Funk Pearls Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $6.99
A second turn in the Movements series on the Perfect Toy label – some of the most blazingly funky 45s you'll hear – put together by the Tobias Kirmayer of Tramp Records! Once again we're floored by how great all of this stuff sounds – some of the deepest, tightest funk material we've ever heard – with snapping drums, perfectly timed horn blasts – and some hard psychedelic soul touches of organ and wailing vocals – while never falling short of unfailingly funky! 15 great tracks: "If It Feels Good" by Phil Flowers, "There's A Wrinkle In Our Time" by 1984, "Don't Chain My Soul" by Carlton Basco, "My Mind Set Me Free Pt 1" by House Guests, "Now Is The Time" by Sisters Love, "Southern Fried Chicken Pts 1 & 2" by Bill Thomas & The Fendells, "Warm Daddy's Choice" by River Front Band, "Bring Out Yourself" by Emperors Soul 69, "Bahama Soul Stew" by Funky Nassau, "Motherless Child" by Harmonica Paul, "Arabian Funk" by Ray Anthony and more! CD

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New Tina BrooksBack To The Tracks ... CD
1960. New Copy .... Around June 25, 2014
One of those rare Blue Note sessions from tenorist Tina Brooks – originally recorded for the label in 1960, but never issued at the time – yet easily on a par with their more famous work of the period! Brooks' horn has a nice hard edge here – that sharp-edged modernism you'd hear with Jackie McLean, who makes a key appearance here on the album's famous "Street Singer" track. Jackie's not on the rest of the record, but that's fine with us – because other players are all equally great, and include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Apart from "Street Singer", other titles include "The Ruby & The Pearl", "Back To The Tracks", "For Heaven's Sake", and "The Blues & I". CD

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Paul GonsalvesLove Calls (180 gram pressing) ... LP
1968. New Copy (reissue).... Spring 2014
A surprisingly great album! At the outset, the set appears to be a snoozy record of late night ballads and blues – but it's actually an incredibly haunting set of tracks that feature two older tenor masters with the youthful soulful genius of Roland Hanna on piano. And while the feel of the tracks is definitely "late night", the tenor interplay is amazing, and filled with subtle little crazy bits that prevent the listener from lapsing into any sort of bluesy reverie. Titles include "The Man With The Horn", "If I Ruled The World", "Don't Blame Me", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mike WestbrookLove Songs ... CD
1970. New Copy .... Around May 20, 2014
Fantastic stuff! This groovy groovy record stands as one of the finest recordings ever made by 60s Brit jazz legend Mike Westbrook – a lively and rhythmic meeting of some of the best young talents on the London scene of the time, topped off with incredible vocals from the lovely Norma Winstone! The tracks all have a rolling modal-styled groove – slightly funky at the bottom, with some really offbeat horn parts that stretch into the sky, and dance alongside the vocals at a level that's never been matched on any other Westbrook album. There's a sense of joy here that's just incredible – really soaring, ebullient, and buoyant – but never cliched or overly hippy dippy! Players include Paul Rutherford, Mike Osborne, Chris Spedding, and Harry Miller – and titles include "Original Peter", "Love Song", and "Autumn King". CD

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New Tina BrooksBack To The Tracks (XRCD24 pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. Used .... Just Sold Out!
One of those rare Blue Note sessions from tenorist Tina Brooks – originally recorded for the label in 1960, but never issued at the time – yet easily on a par with their more famous work of the period! Brooks' horn has a nice hard edge here – that sharp-edged modernism you'd hear with Jackie McLean, who makes a key appearance here on the album's famous "Street Singer" track. Jackie's not on the rest of the record, but that's fine with us – because other players are all equally great, and include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Apart from "Street Singer", other titles include "The Ruby & The Pearl", "Back To The Tracks", "For Heaven's Sake", and "The Blues & I". CD
(This is an XRCD24 pressing, with higher fidelity and imporved audio quality, penmark through barcode.)

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New Chico HamiltonSweet Smell Of Success ... LP
Decca, 1957. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful bit of cinematic jazz from the 50s – played by the Chico Hamilton group as part of the soundtrack! The combo was a key part of the LA scene at the time, but are oddly featured as a regular club act in the movie's New York setting – but we'll gladly forgive that geographic error, given that the music on the set is so great. The quality's a bit like some of the Hamilton Quintet work on World Pacific – but there's a slightly freer, more urgent feel here too – work that's sometimes somewhat driving, and beautifully blended from the guitar of John Pisano, clarinet of Paul Horn, cello of Fred Katz, piano of Carson Smith, and drums from Chico. Side one features a lot of short incidental cuts – like "Susan", "Cheek To Chico", "Jam", and "Night Beat" – and side 2 is an extended "Concerto Of Jazz Themes From The Soundtrack Of Sweet Smell Of Success". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some light stains, and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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New Michel LegrandMichel Legrand Big Band Plays Richard Rodgers/Broadway Is My Beat ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1962/1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 jazzy gems from Michel Legrand – back to back on a single CD! Michel Legrand Big Band Plays Richard Rodgers is a pretty wonderful album by Legrand – way better than you'd guess from the title! Sure, the tunes are mostly numbers by Richard Rodgers, but Legrand handles them here with the best of his soundtrack skills – really opening them up with some amazingly deft arrangements, and working with a stellar set of American jazz players to give the tunes a sound that's as jazzy as possible – and swinging them with the inherent lyricism that always makes us love his music! Players are a great lineup – with Clark Terry and Ernie Royal on trumpets, Urbie Green and Bob Brookmeyer on trombones, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jerry Dodgion and Phil Woods on alto, Julious Watkins on French horn, Gary Burton on vibes, and Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones on piano. Titles include "This Can't Be Love", "Falling In Love With Love", "Bali Hai", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "There's A Small Hotel", and "The Lady Is A Tramp". On the second album, Broadway is the beat, but the sound has plenty of Parisian touches, too – thanks to arrangements from the mighty Michel Legrand! Legrand's in a mode here that's somewhere between his earliest soundtracks, and the European-themed records he cut for Columbia in the late 50s – styles that are a bit more warm and sentimental than in later years, with evocative elements designed to coax the Broadway-based listener out on a voyage across the Atlantic! Strings are relatively full, and sometimes used with great dynamic energy – and titles include "Bewitched", "There's A Boat Dat's Leavin Soon For New York", "Old Devil Moon", "With A Little Bit Of Luck", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and "Yesterdays". CD

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New Jackie McLeanMcLean's Scene ... LP
New Jazz, Late 50s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
McLean's Scene is a strong one – as the young Jackie is really coming into his own at the time of the session, blowing and growing with a soulful command of the alto sax that would emerge even more strongly in the 60s. The album's got McLean working in a slightly open-ended way – almost a blowing session, but a bit more controlled – yet in that relaxed style that always seemed to get the most sharpness out of Jackie's horn at the time. Other players include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Mal Waldron or Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers or Arthur Phipps on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Gone With the Wind", "Our Love Is Here to Stay", "Old Folks", "Outburst", "Mean To Me", and "McLean's Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing, with RVG stamp. Vinyl has marks, and plays with some crackles, but still nice and loud overall. Cover has a cut corner, but looks great on front.)

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New Blue MitchellCollision In Black ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent pairing of funk talents – the tight trumpet of Blue Mitchell, and the super-soulful backings of Monk Higgins! Higgins has a groove that was schooled in the funky 45 underground of Chicago – and here, he really finds a great way to pick things up for Mitchell – relieving him of the duties of being a leader on his own, and coming up with tight jams that then let Blue step out as the main solo talent! Other players include Paul Humphrey on drums, Anthony Ortega on tenor, Jim Horn and Ernie Watts on flute, and Monk Higgins himself on organ, tenor, and piano! The whole thing's a great jam, and includes many tasty cuts, like "Deeper In Black", "Jo Ju Ja", "Blue On Black", "Monkin Around", and "Keep Your Soul". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Cal TjaderMonterey Concerts (Concert By The Sea Vols 1 & 2) ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The crashing waves of the Pacific coast hardly seem like the serene setting you might want for the vibes of Cal Tjader – but this album works surprisingly well, and offers up Cal's combo in a Monterey live date, before the jazz festival really got going strong! The group's one that matches his best early albums for Fantasy – piano from Lonnie Hewitt, soulful bass from Al McKibbon, and some great Latin percussion from Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo! Paul Horn also joins the group on flute – blowing with lyrical lines that fit the sound wonderfully, adding a whole new dimension to the music. Many tracks are longer than usual for the Fantasy years – and titles include "Walkin With Wally", "Doxy", "Round Midnight", "Tumbao", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "SS Groove", "Tu Crees Que", and "Afro Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie Plays/Johnny Richards Conducts (10 inch LP) ... LP
Discovery, Early 50s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Wonderful "with strings" work by Dizzy Gillespie – done in collaboration with arranger Johnny Richards, who also handled Dizzy's strings work for Verve! The format here is similar to those better-known sides, but a bit darker overall – with some of Richards' modern tones creeping in, and a nicely spacious feel to the whole thing. Other players include John Graas on French horn, Paul Smith on piano, Phil Shuken on flute, and Carlos Vidal on congas – and titles include "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "What Is There To Say", "Alone Together", "The Things I Love", "On The Alamo", and "Interlude In C". LP, Vinyl record album
(In nice shape!)

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New MC LyteLyte As A Rock ... LP
First Priority/Atlantic, 1988. Used .... Out Of Stock
Lyte's first LP, and a hip hop classic that needs no introduction from us. Lyte raised the bar for female rappers on this late 80s album with her mic skills and lyrical finesse that took female MC's into a whole new realm, beyond "Roxanne" answer tracks. She takes on Roxanne Shante on "10% Dis", a classic battle track that sparked a great answer cycle in its own right. And the production, mostly by Audio Two is pure minimalist hip hop beatmaking, while the King Of Chill comes correct with the dopest side stick in the history of programmed beats on "Paper Thin", and Prince Paul goes nuts with the horn stabs on one of his earlier beats, "MC Lyte Likes Swingin'". 10 tracks in all, this LP also includes "I Cram To Understand You", "Kickin 4 Brooklyn", "Lyte As A Rock", "Lyte Thee MC", "I Am Woman", "Lyte Vs. Vanna Whyte" and "I Am Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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New David MurrayDavid Murray Big Band ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1991. Used .... Out Of Stock
Murray's fronting a big band led by Butch Morris – a group that sounds a lot better to our ears than most of Morris' own larger groups of the time, possibly because of the style of the recording. The tracks shift mood, tone, and approach with each number – working out references to some spiritual leaders, and forging new ground on a few of the more adventurous numbers. Murray's horn is in the lead mostly – but the interplay with the rest of the group is pretty incredible at times. Players include Fred Hopkins, Sonelius Smith, James Spaulding, John Purcell, Craig Harris, Vincent Chaney, and Don Byron – and titles include "Istanbul", "Lovejoy", "Calling Steve McCall", "Paul Gonsalves", and "Lester". CD

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New Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Contemporary (Japan), 1957. Used .... Out Of Stock
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential "east meets west" jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". and "Star Eyes". CD
(Out of print.)
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Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 3.99
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New Sonny Stitt & Paul GonsalvesSalt & Pepper ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
Head to head blowing from Sonny Sitt and Paul Gonsalves – just the kind of twin-horn performance that Stitt was famous for in his live battle days, and one that also reminds us that Gonsalves can be a very loose swinger when he wants to be! The tracks are all long, and played with the sort of feel you'd hear if you caught these guys live at some small southside club – and the solos also show the kind of inventiveness and imagination you'd catch in that sort of setting – backed by a swinging rhythm combo that features Hank Jones on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include a version of "Perdido" that's nearly 13 minutes long – plus "Stardust", "Sposin", "Salt & Pepper", and "Theme From Lord Of The Flies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a name in large letters, a few spots of clear tape, and some light wear.)
 
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John ColtraneSoultrane ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used .... $2.99
A bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of longer tunes that really let the young Trane stretch out on his solos, unobstructed by any other horns in the lineup. There's a nice mix of hardbop ideals, gentle ballads, and personal soul to the set – and titles include Coltrane's classic reading of Tadd Dameron's "Good Bait", plus "I Want To Talk About You", "Russian Lullaby", and "Theme For Ernie". CD
Also available
Soultrane ... LP 9.99
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John ColtraneSoultrane ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 12.98
A bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of longer tunes that really let the young Trane stretch out on his solos, unobstructed by any other horns in the lineup. There's a nice mix of hardbop ideals, gentle ballads, and personal soul to the set – and titles include Coltrane's classic reading of Tadd Dameron's "Good Bait", plus "I Want To Talk About You", "Russian Lullaby", and "Theme For Ernie". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Soultrane ... CD 2.99
Soultrane (50th Anniversary Commemorative edition) ... CD 9.99

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John ColtraneSoultrane (50th Anniversary Commemorative edition) ... CD
Prestige, 1958. Used .... $9.99
A bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of longer tunes that really let the young Trane stretch out on his solos, unobstructed by any other horns in the lineup. There's a nice mix of hardbop ideals, gentle ballads, and personal soul to the set – and titles include Coltrane's classic reading of Tadd Dameron's "Good Bait", plus "I Want To Talk About You", "Russian Lullaby", and "Theme For Ernie". CD
(Out of print.)
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Soultrane ... LP 9.99
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John Coltrane & Hank MobleyTenor Conclave ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used .... $6.99
Tenors can't get any more conclaved than this – as the record brings together 4 players on the instrument in a great match from 2 of the best sides of 50s jazz! John Coltrane and Hank Mobley represent the more open, soulful side of the spectrum – and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims the tighter, more smartly arranged aspect. Together, the quartet of horns work in an open-ended blowing mode with rhythm by Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor – in a way that almost makes the set a "Coltrane plus" album for Prestige – one that has the structure of some of the best Trane/Garland sides for the label, but which blows in some other horns with different voicings. If you ever needed a record to demonstrate the subtler shadings of genius within 50s modern jazz, yet still convince you that it could also be relaxed and spontaneous, this record may well be the one. Titles include 2 standards – "Just You, Just Me" and "How Deep Is The Ocean" – plus 2 Mobley originals – "Tenor Conclave" and "Bob's Boys". CD

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New Miles DavisNew Miles Davis Quintet (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Prestige, 1955. New Copy .... $4.99 11.98
A huge moment in jazz – not just for trumpeter Miles Davis, but also for saxophonist John Coltrane – who was virtually introduced to the world at large with this record! As you might guess from the title, the record's the first to feature Coltrane playing along with Davis – a sublime combination that resulted in some key sides that forever helped shape the sound of jazz. Rhythm is by the famous trio of Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – and apart from the top-shelf solo work, the interplay between the horns is also fantastic. Titles include "Just Squeeze Me", "There Is No Greater Love", "How Am I To Know", "S'Posin", "The Theme", and "Stablemates". CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Duke EllingtonAnd His Mother Called Him Bill ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good+ .... $7.99
A nicely understated session that was recorded in honor of Billy Strayhorn – who'd passed away a few months before the recording. The set features all classic Strayhorn compositions – played in new versions by Duke and a group that includes Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Aaron Bell, and Jimmy Hamilton. The recording quality is great, and the sound of the album really makes old classics sparkle nicely once again! Titles include "UMMG", "Blood Count", "Boo Dah", "Rain Check", "Day Dream", "All Day Long", and "Lotus Blossom", done in a haunting solo piano version by Duke! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Dynagroove pressing.)

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Keith JarrettMysteries/Shades ... CD
Impulse/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $16.99
Great Impulse Records material from Keith Jarrett – almost overlooked, as it's from a time when most folks concentrate on his recordings for ECM! Mysteries is dark and moody work from Keith Jarrett – a record that builds strongly off his ensemble feeling of the Impulse years, but which also seems to carry a bit more of the introspective vibe he was building up in some of his more stripped down solo recordings! The group's still a great one here – with Dewey Redman on reeds, Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion – and the tunes, although long and somewhat free, still show Jarrett's great ear for a lyrical melody – carried off wonderfully without cliche, and still with more sharp edges than you might expect. Titles include "Rotation", "Everything That Lives Laments", "Flame", and "Mysteries". Shades is a lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter than Jarrett's excellent Death & The Flower set – as the tunes have a highly rhythmic component, and make good use of the extra percussion to create a flowing, organic groove. There's still a nice loose feel overall, though – almost a take on the loft jazz sound, especially at the moments when Jarrett goes a bit outside on piano. Titles include "Shades Of Jazz", "Southern Smiles", "Rose Petals", and "Diatribe". CD

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Mariano Loiacono & Paula ShocronWarm Valley ... CD
Rivo (Argentina), 2012. New Copy .... $16.99
The title's a famous tune by Duke Ellington, but given the great flugelhorn work of Mariano Loiacono on the record, we're more tempted to think of Art Farmer – and his wonderful sound in small group settings in years past! Loiacono plays with a sound that's round, but has a nice sort of bite, too – one that really works well with the punctuated piano lines of Paula Shocron, which do a lot to help the album swing in a subtle way that never overwhelms the horn. Sebastian Loiacono plays tenor on a few tracks – and the rest of the group features Jeronomi Carmona on bass and Eloy Michelini on drums. Titles include "Elvin", "Bird Song", "Blues For My Hero", "Lover", "Stablemates", and of course, "Warm Valley". CD

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New Louis Moholo Moholo's Viva La BlackExile ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1990/1991. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
Brilliant recordings from drummer Louis Moholo – done at a time when he was one of the few surviving members of the legendary Blue Notes – working here with his Viva La Black combo, in a sound that has a similar mix of South African roots and European avant modes! The material's from the mid 90s, and is incredibly strong – a great reminder that in the right corners of the UK scene, there was still some plenty righteous jazz going down – rich in spirit and soul, and let loose with a great sense of freedom on the solos! In addition to Moholo's percussion, the group also features Sean Bergin on tenor and flute, Steve Williamson on tenor and alto, Claude Deppa on trumpet and flugelhorn, Frank Douglas on guitar, Paul Rogers on bass, and Thebe Lipere on percussion – and although the music was recorded in the studio, it definitely has the energy of a freewheeling live performance. Titles include "Plastic Bag", "Visions", "Dudu Pukwana", "Kwa Langa Kumandi", "Wathinta Amadoda", and "For The Blue Notes". CD

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Ennio MorriconeLe Casse/Rodeo (limited edition) ... 7-inch
Bell/Vadim (France), 1971. New Copy (pic cover).... $11.99
Ahh, we'd so love to see a bunch of killer Morricone numbers on funky 45s – but if that doesn't happen, we've got a really great one here!!! "Le Casse" is a moody bit of crime score funk, a killer beat under some harpsichord, strings and somewhat soaring atmospherics that pair so nicely with the rawer undercurrent. "Rodeo" has a more measured approach with a groovy payoff, and some sweet horns in the mix. Great stuff pulled from an early 70s film with Jean-Paul Belmondo & Omar Sharif! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Numbered limited edtion – in a great pic sleeve!)

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Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondBlues In Time (aka Gerry Mulligan Meets Paul Desmond) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used .... $7.99
A great pairing of two of the coolest jazz talents of the 50s – icy-cool altoist Paul Desmond and warm-toned baritonist Gerry Mulligan! The group here continues the pianoless tradition of some of Mulligan's work of the decade – leaving plenty of room for amazing interplay between the horns, and a rare chance to hear Desmond away from the instrument – especially considering his work with Brubeck – blowing here in an airy, willowy tone that's totally great. Other players include Joe Benjamin on bass and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Duke PearsonWahoo! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1964. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
Wahoo is right – as Duke Pearson sets up one of his hippest sessions of the 60s, a lyrical batch of soul jazz tracks, with that slight edge of darkness that he was putting into his best work as the decade progressed! Players include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Joe Henderson on tenor, and Donald Byrd on trumpet – and the overall feel is perhaps a bit like some of those Byrd sessions that were heavily influenced by Pearson, but also with a bit of the later expansive style of writing for horns that you'd find on albums like Pearson's Prarie Dog or Bobby Hutcherson's The Phantom. Titles include "ESP", "Fly Little Bird Fly", "Farewell Machelle", "Bedouin", and "Amanda". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy PorterInner Feelings ... CD
Vistone/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $28.99
A crazy bit of funk from drummer Roy Porter – a player who first rose to fame during the LA bop years of the late 40s, but who sounds even hipper here in the 70s! The album's got a madly skittish approach to funk – one that's highly rhythmic, but often in unconventional ways – somewhat similar to Redd Holt's excellent albums for the Paula label. Roy plays drums, percussion, and sings a bit – and the grooves run from break-heavy instrumentals to even cooler numbers that bring in more of a sense of flow and soul – really opening things up beyond any simple 70s jazz funk cliches, and hitting some really wicked new territory! Instrumentation includes plenty of great horns, electric piano, guitar, and even a bit of Arp – all used in really inventive anc reative ways. Titles include the classic crate-digging favorites "Panama" and "Party Time", plus a vocal version of "Jessica", a cover of Jobim's "Waver-ing", and another nice original called "Funny Feelin'"! Tremendous stuff all the way through! CD

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New Wayne ShorterAll Seeing Eye ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
An excellent set of some fairly out material – performed by Shorter with a group that includes Freddie Hubbard, Grachan Moncur, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, and a rare appearance by his brother Alan on flugelhorn! At times, the record builds into a sound that's freer and more challenging than on some of Shorter's other albums from the time – but it does so in more of the "new thing" mode that you'd hear on records from the time by Jackie McLean or Moncur, with an overall sense of purpose that really keeps the message clear. Features all original compositions by the Shorter brothers – and cuts include "Chaos", "Face Of The Deep", "Mephistopheles", and "Genesis". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available All Seeing Eye (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 5.99

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Wayne ShorterAll Seeing Eye (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used .... $5.99
An excellent set of some fairly out material – performed by Shorter with a group that includes Freddie Hubbard, Grachan Moncur, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, and a rare appearance by his brother Alan on flugelhorn! At times, the record builds into a sound that's freer and more challenging than on some of Shorter's other albums from the time – but it does so in more of the "new thing" mode that you'd hear on records from the time by Jackie McLean or Moncur, with an overall sense of purpose that really keeps the message clear. Features all original compositions by the Shorter brothers – and cuts include "Chaos", "Face Of The Deep", "Mephistopheles", and "Genesis". CD
Also available All Seeing Eye ... LP 9.99

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Spontaneous Music EnsembleChallenge 1966 to 1967 ... CD
Eyemark/Emanem (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy .... $16.99 19.99
Amazing free jazz from the British scene of the mid 60s – some of the earliest rumblings of genius from the Spontaneous Music Ensemble – already working here at a level that matches the avant energy happening both in the US and on the larger European scene! Core interplay here comes from Paul Rutherford on trombone, John Stevens on drums, and Trevor Watts on alto sax – three well-matched and familiar players who are able to improvise at a level that's quite mature, especially for the time – let loose, but never without a sense of direction – and given great help on most tracks by Kenny Wheeler on flugelhorn, plus a bit of bass from either Jeff Clyne or Bruce Cale. The whole thing's amazing – really bridging a modern world of Ornette Coleman and Joe Harriott with some of the later FMP-styled sounds that would come from the continent – and titles include "ED's Message", "2B Ornette", "Day Of Reckoning", "Travelling Together", "Club 66", and "After Listening". CD features the unissued "End To A Beginning" – plus the bonus 15 minute "Distant Little Soil", by a group that has Evan Parker on soprano sax and Chris Cambridge on bass, working with Watts and Stevens. CD

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New Keith TippettFrom Granite To Wind ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2011. New Copy .... $14.99
A blistering recent set from Brit jazz legend Keith Tippett – proof that his powers are still strong after all these years! The cover and title look a bit new-agey, but the album's got a very avant sound – a free improvisation that runs for almost 50 minutes – featuring a large group with Tippett on piano and percussion, Julie Tippetts on voice and xylophone, Kevin Figes on alto and baritone sax, Paul Dunmall on tenor and soprano sax, James Gardiner-Bateman on alto, Ben Waghorn on tenor and bass clarinet, Thad Kelly on bass, and Peter Fairclough on drums. The tune is listed as composed by Tippett – and there's definitely some pre-conceived lyrics by Julie – but the performance is pretty ope-ended, and definitely feels improvised at most points. CD

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Stanley TurrentineRough & Tumble ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $7.99
A great album – with a really swinging groove! Stanley's soulful horn is set in a slightly larger group, in the style that would dominate his later years for the Blue Note label. Duke Pearson arranged the set, and players include James Spaulding, Blue Mitchell, Grant Green, Pepper Adams, and McCoy Tyner. Tracks are of medium length, with Stan blowing some nicely-pinched solos on titles like "Shake", "Walk On By", and "And Satisfy" – all with tight arrangements by Pearson. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Big Mama ThorntonSassy Mama! (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
1975. New Copy (reissue).... Around April 19, 2014
70's release that has this classic shoutin' blues singer paired with a small combo of modern blues and soul studio players, like Cornell Dupree, Paul Griffin, Wilbur Bascomb, and Buddy Lucas. Like a lot of stuff on Vanguard, the sound's still pretty rootsy, and Big Mama blasts it out on tracks like "Lost City", "Mr. Cool", "Private Number", and "Everybody's Happy (But Me)". (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny ClarkSonny's Crib ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Hard-slamming genius from pianist Sonny Clark – one of his greatest albums for Blue Note, and a real cooker that's served up with an all-star group! Clark's vision has never been tighter or fuller than on this album – save, perhaps, for the magnificent Cool Struttin – and his command as a leader is impeccable, effortlessly shaping the horns of Donald Byrd, Curtis Fuller, and John Coltrane to realize his unique vision in music. Rhythm is by Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include classics like "News for Lulu" and "Sonny's Crib", plus smoking renditions of "Speak Low" and "With a Song in My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Keith TippettFrom Granite To Wind ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2011. Used .... Just Sold Out!
A blistering recent set from Brit jazz legend Keith Tippett – proof that his powers are still strong after all these years! The cover and title look a bit new-agey, but the album's got a very avant sound – a free improvisation that runs for almost 50 minutes – featuring a large group with Tippett on piano and percussion, Julie Tippetts on voice and xylophone, Kevin Figes on alto and baritone sax, Paul Dunmall on tenor and soprano sax, James Gardiner-Bateman on alto, Ben Waghorn on tenor and bass clarinet, Thad Kelly on bass, and Peter Fairclough on drums. The tune is listed as composed by Tippett – and there's definitely some pre-conceived lyrics by Julie – but the performance is pretty ope-ended, and definitely feels improvised at most points. CD
Also available From Granite To Wind ... CD 14.99

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New Mario AdnetJobim Jazz ... CD
Adventure Music, 2007. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazz versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – all done by a group arranged and directed by guitarist Mario Adnet, and featuring guest work from Joyce, Helio Delmiro, Romero Lumbambo, and others! The sound here is really fresh – not merely just a reworking of Jobim's original ideals, but a recasting of them in lightly arranged modes that often take on the shapes, colors, and textures of work by Moacir Santos – styles that are warm, but often have some sharper edges underneath, thanks to great interplay between the instruments. Bits of horns, guitar, piano, and percussion all come together with a tremendous sense of grace – and titles include "Tema Jazz", "Sue Ann", "Domingo Sincopado", "So Danco Samba", "Paulo Voo Livre", "Polo Pony", and "Bate Boca". CD

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New Mario AdnetJobim Jazz ... CD
Adventure Music, 2007. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazz versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – all done by a group arranged and directed by guitarist Mario Adnet, and featuring guest work from Joyce, Helio Delmiro, Romero Lumbambo, and others! The sound here is really fresh – not merely just a reworking of Jobim's original ideals, but a recasting of them in lightly arranged modes that often take on the shapes, colors, and textures of work by Moacir Santos – styles that are warm, but often have some sharper edges underneath, thanks to great interplay between the instruments. Bits of horns, guitar, piano, and percussion all come together with a tremendous sense of grace – and titles include "Tema Jazz", "Sue Ann", "Domingo Sincopado", "So Danco Samba", "Paulo Voo Livre", "Polo Pony", and "Bate Boca". CD

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New Sonny ClarkSonny's Crib ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard-slamming genius from pianist Sonny Clark – one of his greatest albums for Blue Note, and a real cooker that's served up with an all-star group! Clark's vision has never been tighter or fuller than on this album – save, perhaps, for the magnificent Cool Struttin – and his command as a leader is impeccable, effortlessly shaping the horns of Donald Byrd, Curtis Fuller, and John Coltrane to realize his unique vision in music. Rhythm is by Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include classics like "News for Lulu" and "Sonny's Crib", plus smoking renditions of "Speak Low" and "With a Song in My Heart". CD
(Connoisseur CD series.)

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New Tom Harrell with Esperanza SpauldingColors Of A Dream ... CD
High Note, 2013. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful beautiful set from trumpeter Tom Harrell – a record that goes even beyond his other recent gems – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love those albums! The combo on the record features some key vocal work from Esperanza Spaulding – who's sounding quite different here than her more recent sides, and has moved back to using her vocals more like an instrument – soaring out soulfully in a sharp lineup that includes Tom's trumpet and flugelhorn, Jaleel Shaw's alto, and Wayne Escoffery's tenor! This side of Spaulding is really wonderful – and really helps realize the deeper tones and ideas in Tom's wonderful compositions for the record – a set of tunes that include "Velejar", "Phantasy In Latin", "Tango", "State", "Seventy", "Blues 2013", and "Family". CD

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New Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondBlues In Time (aka Gerry Mulligan Meets Paul Desmond) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great pairing of two of the coolest jazz talents of the 50s – icy-cool altoist Paul Desmond and warm-toned baritonist Gerry Mulligan! The group here continues the pianoless tradition of some of Mulligan's work of the decade – leaving plenty of room for amazing interplay between the horns, and a rare chance to hear Desmond away from the instrument – especially considering his work with Brubeck – blowing here in an airy, willowy tone that's totally great. Other players include Joe Benjamin on bass and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". CD

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New John ColtraneSoultrane ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Used .... Out Of Stock
A bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of longer tunes that really let the young Trane stretch out on his solos, unobstructed by any other horns in the lineup. There's a nice mix of hardbop ideals, gentle ballads, and personal soul to the set – and titles include Coltrane's classic reading of Tadd Dameron's "Good Bait", plus "I Want To Talk About You", "Russian Lullaby", and "Theme For Ernie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has light ringwear, small center splits on the top and bottom seams, and some surface and light stains on the back.)
Also available
Soultrane ... LP 9.99
Soultrane ... CD 2.99
Soultrane (50th Anniversary Commemorative edition) ... CD 9.99

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New Elmo HopeInformal Jazz ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the most "all star" session ever cut by pianist Elmo Hope – and one of his few dates to feature horns as well! The album's one of a few cut for Prestige by the modern piano giant – and it's done in an open-ended, long song format that was very much in keeping with the label's "blowing session" mode of the time – a setting that lets Hope really stretch out with players that include John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. And while the album has less of the angular, more tightly wound modern lines of some of Hope's better known work, it's still an extremely strong set overall – more of a showcase for all players involved, but still featuring 2 Hope original compositions – "Weeja" and "On It" – as well as versions of "Polka Dots & Moonbeams" and "Avalon". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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New Seu JorgeCarolina ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP .... Out Of Stock
A HUGE batch of samba-soul grooves from Seu Jorge! Jorge previously knocked around Brazil as a member of the late 90s pop group Farofa Carioca, but his first solo outing is a massive step forward into the upper echelon of the Brazilian scene! Like the best of his contemporaries, Jorge uses the rich history of samba and bossa as a springboard – but it's the pronounced contemporary qualities, such as production and mix work by Beastie Boy producer Mario Caldato – that push Carolina way over the top and make it much more than a genre exercise! The title track echoes the earlier work of Jorge Ben, who actually pens the reggae-inflected tune "Em Nagoya Eu Vi Eriko", and the tracks "Mangueira" and "O Samba Tai" have the classic samba groove and crisp background vocals that would sound right in place on Tom Ze's Se O Caso E Chorar. "Hagua" has a deep reggae thump, and nearly everything here has kind of a 70s soul feel thanks to some bright, almost Kool & The Gang-like horn arrangements! The group includes Azymuth drummer Mamao, Paulinho Black on bass, Banda Black Rio's William Magalhaes on keyboards, and Josimar Monteiro on violin. Another great new solo artist from Brazil, and one that we expect amazing things from in the years to come! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ivan Lins & SWR Big BandCornucopia ... CD
Sunnyside, 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A sublime setting for the vocals of the great Ivan Lins – wrapped up here in some really inventive arrangements from the SWR Big Band, who bring an energy to the album we haven't heard from Lins in years! Ivan's vocals take on this soaring, fluid quality that reminds us why we first fell in love with his music so many years ago – a transcendent quality that's really let loose the more the band seems to energize their rhythms and horn charts – almost scatting at times, given the jazzy vibe of the whole record! Arranger Ralf Schmid really makes magic on the record – and the album also features work from Paula Morelenbaum on guest vocals, and a bit of vocals from a South African choir. Tracks include "Samba De Vision", "Missing Miles", "Guantanamineira", "Roda Baiana", "Trem Bom", and "Awa Yio". CD

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New Paul Desmond & Gerry MulliganTwo Of A Mind (First Editions Series with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1962. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A reunion of sorts for Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan – given that the pair had played together on record 5 years before, in a similar session for Verve! This album's almost lighter and more airy than the previous one – as it's done in a mode that echoes strongly with Desmond's own genius at RCA at the time – using a piano-less quartet format that has both horns carving out their own subtle space in sound, hanging together, but each occupying a different range of tonal color. The tracks are relatively longish, and the pair dart around each other nicely on tracks like "All The Things You Are", "Out Of Nowhere", "Blight Of The Fumble Bee", and "Two Of A Mind". CD features the bonus tracks "Easy Living", "All The Things You Are", "The Way You Look Tonight" & "Untitled Blues Waltz 1 & 2". CD
 
 
 



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