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EmotionsSincerely ... LP
Red Label, 1984. Very Good ... $0.99
A great comeback for The Emotions – a post-Columbia album issued after a few years away from the business – but one that still has the girls' very much at the top of their game! The record's got a wonderful feel that's quite different from other directions the group might have pursued at the time – and most tracks are free from the too-commercial sounds that other female artists were shouldered with at the time – styles that oddly were often inspired by The Emotions' big successes of the late 70s. The vocals are great throughout – mixing leads and harmonies nicely – and arrangements are handled by Benjamin Wright, Billy Osborne, and Wayne Vaughn. Most tunes have a mellow or midtempo groove – with definite 80s instrumentation on keyboards and beats, but never in a way that's too over the top. Titles include "All Things Come In Time", "Sincerely", "Can't Blow Out The Candle", "You're The One", "Are You Through With My Heart", "Never Let Another", and "I Can Do Anything". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Linda CliffordMy Heart's On Fire ... LP
Red Label, 1985. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Real Love", "If You Want My Love To Last", "Wrap Your Arms Around Me", "Sweet Distraction", and "First Offense". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Chicago Bears Shufflin' CrewSuper Bowl Shuffle (vocal, ext vocal, inst) ... 12-inch
Red Label, 1985. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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New Chicago Bears Shufflin' CrewSuper Bowl Shuffle (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Red Label, 1985. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some wear.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyBest Of Cannonball Adderley (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, 1960s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A nice collection of some of Cannon's bigger numbers for Capitol in the 60s – most of them longer tracks, some of them recorded live, with a bit of production help from David Axelrod! The grooves are firmly in place – not as tripped out and funky as later years, but a good updating of his early 60s soul jazz approach, handled with that clean Capitol sound. Titles include "Work Song", "Jive Samba", "Why Am I Treated So Bad", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Them Dirty Blues", and "Dat Dere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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Mose AllisonMose Alive ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of Mose's mid 60s albums for Atlantic – recorded live, with a bit more of a hip flair than some of his earlier work for Prestige and Columbia, but still with those great vocals that went onto influence a generation of beatnik jazz singers. Mose has more than a bit of New Orleans in his tone – but he's also got some northern distance from his material, bringing a nice bit of wit into the recordings. There's a total of 11 tracks including "Parchman Farm", "Smashed", "Seventh Son", "Fool's Paradise", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "The Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting.)

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Gene AmmonsLight, Bluesy, & Moody ... LP
Wing/Mercury, Late 40s/Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
Essential early stuff by Jug! The record is a 50s compilation of singles that Jug cut for Mercury during the late 40s, when he was transforming from a hard swing player into a firey bopper – but one who was capable of infusing his solos with a rich sense of emotion that was enough to bridge both generations of jazz. The tracks are great, and are essential listening I the career of Gene Ammons. The original recordings are very tough to find – and even this album doesn't show up that often. Filled with great tracks – like "Red Top", "Hot Springs", "Concentration", "Jeet Jet", and "Odd En Dow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong Plays WC Handy (second cover) ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good ... $9.99
Mid 50s, and Louis is going back to his roots – playing a set of compositions by WC Handy – working with a small combo that includes Barrett Deems on drums, Arvell Shaw on bass, Trummy Young on trombone, and Barney Bigard on clarinet. Vocals are by Louis and Velma Middleton – and titles include "Atlanta Blues", "Chantez Les Bas", "Loveless Love", "Memphis Blues", "St Louis Blues", and "Beale Street Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original dark red label pressing. Cover has a bit of splitting on the bottom seam, with a couple of light stains and a bit of pen on the back.)
Also available Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy (with bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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Australian Jazz QuintetAustralian Jazz Quintet At The Varsity Drag ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
Weird winds make this a mighty nice record – a blend of the tenor and bassoon of Errol Buddle and alto and flute of Dick Healy – all set to piano from Bryce Rhode, and vibes from the great Jack Brokensha! All players have a very strong sense of tone and color – and move together at a level that might be influence by the experiments of the Modern Jazz Quartet, but which also takes on a much more expressive feel with the presence of the reeds. Tracks are short and tightly arranged – and tunes include "So Nice", "Few Get It", "That Old Feeling", "Koala", and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "So Nice". Cover has a half split top seam.)

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New Count BasieBasic Basie ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
Nothing basic about this album by Count Basie – as the album has the legend working for the MPS label – whose own big band scene he really helped inspire! The band here is really dynamic – working with great arrangements from Chico O'Farrill, who's inherent sense of groove really gets things going from the start – which creates plenty of energy for the horn work by players who include Bobby Plater and Marshall Royal on alto, Eric Dixon on flute and tenor, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on additional tenor, Grover Mitchell on trombone, and Oscar Brashear and Sonny Cohn on trumpets. Basie himself plays piano – with that legendary punctuated style that's still quite strong at this point – and titles include "M Squad", "Blues In My Heart", "Sweet Lorraine", "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", "As Long As I Live", and "I've Got The World On A String". CD

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Count BasieBasie ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Good+ ... $19.99
A beautiful early Verve recording by Basie – one that's packaged here in a great David Stone Martin cover, with a red and blue watercolor of Basie himself. Players include Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins, Marshall Royal, Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Bennie Powell, and Freddie Green – plus Basie, of course. Titles include "Two Franks", "Ska Di Didle Dee Bee Doo", "Rails", "Blues Backstage", and "Perdido" – and there's a very strong focus on the best soloists in the group! (Note: this material was also issued under the title The Band Of Distinction – but this is the first version.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Clef pressing with a trumpeter logo & deep groove! Cover has wear and aging with a sticker in one corner. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)

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New BeatlesBeatles' Second Album ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Very Good ... $5.99
Titles include "Roll Over Beethoven", "Thank You Girl", "She Loves You", "I'll Get You", and "I Call Your Name". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing in the Gold Record Award cover, with light wear and aging.)

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Chuck BerryChuck Berry In Memphis ... LP
Mercury, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Label and back cover have some old tape.)

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Chuck Berry & The Steve Miller BandLive At The Fillmore Auditorium ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $18.99
Dude! This is the kind of crossover rock/R&B set that the Fillmore scene of the 60s flourished on. Chuck Berry plays live with the band of Steve Miller, which was then a raw bluesy combo, trying their hardest to sound Chicago electric, despite their roots in the Bay Area. Miller sings a bit with Berry, and titles include "Feelin It", "Wee Baby Blues", "Hoochie Coochie Man", and "Driftin Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Big LStreet Struck (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Columbia, 1997. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Production by Lord Finesse. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Sings ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
A great collection of Maybelle's big early hits for Savoy – all featuring backings directed by Ernie Wilkins, with a nice jazzy undercurrent. Maybelle's got a robust voice that was one of the first key attempts to bridge gospel, R&B, and jazz – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Rock House", "I Don't Want To Cry", "Jim", "All Of Me", and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, wide strips of tape on the seams, and a few stains, with some pen and marker on the back.)

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck At Storyville 1954 ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good- ... $6.99
Great live work from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – a batch of recordings from Boston's legendary Storyville night club! The lineup features Dave on keys and the mighty Paul Desmond on alto sax – already stepping out here with a clear, crisp tone that's simply beautiful – a style that's a surprisingly nice match for the Boston scene of the 50s, which was budding similar altoists like Charlie Mariano and Boots Mussulli – recorded here with bass by Bob Bates, and drums by Joe Dodge. Tracks are relatively long, and titles include "Back Bay Blues", "When You're Smiling", "Here Lies Love", and "Gone With The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and discoloration from age.)

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Dave BrubeckDave Brubeck Trio (aka Brubeck Tjader) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
A 12" LP that brings together early 50s tracks from Dave Brubeck's trio – back when the group included a young Cal Tjader on drums and vibes. Tracks are short and sweet – less time-change oriented than Brubeck's later work – and titles include "Perfida", "Avalon", "Heart & Soul", "Squeeze Me", "Always", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing with the red label. Cover has some wear, aging, and a sticker.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz At The College Of The Pacific (10 inch LP) ... LP
Fantasy, 1953. Very Good ... $19.99
Classic early live material from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – already humming along nicely with some great alto sax from Paul Desmond! The group's in fine form here – a bit more relaxed and open than on their Columbia recordings – with plenty of creative piano lines from Dave, showing just a slight dose of modernism, and lots more of that cool, icy alto sax work that made Desmond a standout right from the start. Rhythm is by Ron Crotty on bass and Joe Dodge on drums – and titles include "Laura", "Lullaby In Rhythm", "For All We Know", "All The Things You Are", and "I'll Never Smile Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, with red label. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Jazz At The College Of The Pacific ... LP 15.99

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Dave Brubeck & Paul DesmondJazz At The Blackhawk ... LP
Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Really early work from the team of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond – cut years before their hit fame at Columbia, when Brubeck was first cooking up his modernist combo, and recording for Fantasy Records on the west coast. This harder to find set shows Brubeck mostly working on turning out new versions of older standards, filtered through his modern take to time structures and phrasing. Titles include "Jeepers Creepers", "Let's Fall In Love", "Blue Moon", "My Heart Stood Still", "Trolley Song", and "I May Be Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing, with a red label and deep groove. Cover has light wear, with some aging and pen on the back.)

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Red CallenderLowest – The Music Of Red Callender ... LP
Metro, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Given that Red was one of the few tuba players in jazz, this album certainly was "The Lowest" – at least in terms of tone, as Red spends a lot of time rumbling around in bottom notes! The style's less clunky than you might think, though, as the setting is late 50s LA – with chamber-type arrangements that match Red's tuba with more breezy players like Buddy Collette, Bill Pitman, Gerald Wilson, Gerald Wiggins, and Billy Bean – who work with Red in a mode that's almost like some of the Chico Hamilton albums on Pacific Jazz, a mixture of jazz and whimsical instrumention with a tightly arranged and haunting feel. Tracks include "Of Thee I Sing", "The Lowest", "Pickin Pluckin Whistlin & Walkin", "Another Blues", "Volume Too", and "Five Four Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light marks.)

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Conte Candoli/Stan LeveyWest Coasting ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the better of Bethlehem's west coast sessions from the 50's, and a split LP that brings together 2 different sessions – one by trumpeter Conte Candoli, and one by drummer Stan Levey (both sessions, we think, were issued on 10" originally). The Candoli session features a quartet that has Candoli as the main soloist on tracks like "Night Flight", "Tune For Tex", and "On the Alamo". The Levey session features a sextet with Candoli, Zoot Sims, and Jimmy Giuffre, and swings a bit harder than the quartet side. Tracks on this one are mostly orignals, and include "Drum Sticks", "West Coasting", "Fast Clip", and "Extraversion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, a peeled-off gloss finish, a partially split bottom seam, and some small stains on the back.)

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Ray CharlesGenius Of Ray Charles ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good ... $7.99
Some of Ray's biggest tracks for Atlantic, including many remakes of standards like "Just For A Thrill", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin", "Am I Blue", and "It Had To Be You". You've heard it all a million times, but it's still beautiful stuff – and it's extra nice to hear on wax! The record also has a few nice jazz-oriented highlights, too, like playing by Zoot Sims, David Fathead Newman, and Paul Gonsalves – plus a trumpet solo "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by a young Marcus Belgrave! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple pinwheel label pressing.)
Also available Genius Of Ray Charles ... CD 3.99

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Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton Jams Benny Goodman ... LP
Columbia, 1953/1954. Very Good- ... $1.99
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(Heavy original red label pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl has marks that click a bit on two tracks. Cover has moisture staining and peeling in the bottom right corner, some wear, aging, and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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Nat King ColeKing Cole Trio With Lester Young & Red Callender ... LP
Score, Late 40s. Very Good- ... $7.99
A great collection of bop sides from 40s LA – tracks that ostensibly feature Cole on piano, jamming with Lester Young on tenor and Red Callender on bass! Oddly, no other players are listed in the notes – even though there's clearly a drummer and trumpeter on the session – so it's a bit hard to date the material, or figure out the actual source of the work. But we can say that Young's tone alone is more than worth the price of admission – beautifully firm and strong – blown in a way that rivals his best early performances for Verve, but perhaps even with a bit more grit and soul. Titles include "SM Blues", "Jammin With Lester", "Can't Get Started", "Body & Soul", and "Indiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy maroon label pressing. Cover has completely split seams, some wear, staining, some waviness, and some pen on the back.)

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Ornette ColemanBest Of Ornette Coleman ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
It's hard to even begin to hint at Ornette's greatness on Atlantic – but this set does a pretty darn nice job! Tracks are all from the years 1959 to 1961, and perfectly rhythmic, in that modal mode of the classic years. Titles include "Una Muy Bonita", "Lonely Woman", "Ramblin", "C&D", and "Blues Connotation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has light discoloration from age.)

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Buddy ColletteBuddy Collette & His Swinging Shepherds At The Cinema ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Buddy takes his Swinging Shepherds crew to the movies on this one – serving up a set of tunes from 40s and 50s films that all come off perfectly with the group's multi-flute approach! The sound's nicely mellow at times, but still has that tightly arranged west coast modern style that made the group's first record so great. Players include Paul Horn, Bud Shank, and Harry Klee on flutes – plus Jim Hall on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "The Bad & The Beautiful", "The Shrike", "Invitation", "Ruby", "Swinging On A Star", and "Intermezzo" LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light stains on the back.)

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Buddy ColletteMan Of Many Parts ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Buddy Collette's definitely a man of many parts here – and many talents too, considering the reedwork on the set! Buddy plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute – using the horns with wonderful invention that really showcases his unique style of the time – that mix of modern and playful modes you'd hear in the Chico Hamilton group when Collette was around! The album features a few different groups, too – with players who include Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Ernie Freeman or Gerald Wiggins on piano, Red Callender on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Ruby", "Cycle", "Cheryl Ann", "Jazz City Blues", "Zan", and "Jungle Pipe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a split spine.)

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Dick Collins & Runaway HerdHorn of Plenty ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Trumpeter Dick Collins plays with a "runaway herd" of saxophonists culled from the band of his boss, Woody Herman – a really great lineup that features Al Cohn on tenor, Med Flory on alto, Jack Nimitz on baritone, and Bill Perkins on flute and tenor too! The blend of reeds is totally great – often used tightly to offset Collins' trumpet solos in the lead – well-blown and economical, but allowing for a bit of solo space at points for the reed players too. Rhythm is by Nat Pierce on piano, Red Kelly on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – and the album's got a surprisingly easygoing feel at times, more so than other RCA dates of this type. Titles include "Angel Eyes", "Why Was I Born", "Tricky Dick", "No Soap", "Very Shifty", and "The Long Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has seam splitting.)

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John ColtraneBahia ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Very much in the mode of some of Trane's excellent work for Savoy with Wilbur Harden – with some slight exotic touches, and long drawn-out tracks that show the beginning of Coltrane's modal grooves that would emerge more in the early 60s. No surprise, Harden's on a few of the tracks – and other backing is by Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers bass, and either Art Taylor or Jimmy Cobb on drums. Titles include "I'm A Dreamer – Aren't We All", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Bahia", and "Goldsboro Express". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on track two. Cover has two staples in the top left corner, with some light stains on the back.)

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John ColtraneBlue Train (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $4.99
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". This newly remastered edition includes additional notes and photos, and alternate takes of "Blue Train" and "Lazy Bird"! CD

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John ColtraneMaster (aka Standard Coltrane) ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A 1970 repackaging of the album The Standard Coltrane – which was issued by Prestige in the late 50s. The title may say "standard", but with Coltrane at the helm, the record is anything but! Sure, the tunes are all familiar ones, but the presentation here is a far cry from mainstream piano jazz of the 50s – as John's working in a group with the Red Garland trio for rhythm, as well as trumpeter Wilbur Harden, the slightly off-kilter player who made some great Savoy records with Coltrane. Tracks are all quite long, and really open up with a fair bit of invention – and even when Coltrane's straight ahead, he's still compellingly creative. Tracks include "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "I'll Get By", "Spring Is Here", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Hank CrawfordTrue Blue ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good- ... $2.99
A cool cooker from altoist Hank Crawford – cut in a tightly-grooving ensemble mode that really reflects his roots with Ray Charles! The tunes are mostly short, but have a great sense of personality – a vibrant approach that comes not just from Hank's lead solos, but also from the group backing by players who include James Clay and Wilbur Brown on tenor, Charlie Patterson on trumpet, and Sonny Forriest on guitar. Hank plays a bit of piano at times, and both John Hunt and Phil Guilbeau get in some trumpet solos too – and titles include "Mellow Down", "Shake-A-Plenty", "Shooby", "Blues In Bloom", and "Skunky Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Xavier CugatOle! ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Original heavy red label pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam, a bit of light wear, and some pen on the back.)

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New Miles DavisMiles Davis (Cookin/Relaxin) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
A 70s 2LP set that brings together the albums Cookin and Relaxin – both of them late 50s sessions cut with the Red Garland Trio and tenor work by John Coltrane! The sides are as classic as you can get for both Miles on Prestige and late 50s Trane – handled with an easy groove, and a sound that's both soulful and modern at the same instant. Tracks are classics all the way through – and titles include "Oleo", "Airegin", "Tune Up", "Woody N You", and "Blues By Five". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Buddy DeFranco & Tommy GuminaGirl From Ipanema ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
A surprisingly great album – one that we might have passed up otherwise! Buddy DeFranco's always pretty darn nice, but he really sounds great on this one – his clarinet solo style mixing with the accordion sounds of Tommy Gumina, all set to some hip 60s arrangements that mix in a bit of bossa with straighter jazz – occasionally augmented by guitar, organ, and vibes. Includes a great version of "Girl From Ipanema", plus "Never On Friday", "Lunar Lunacy", "I Love You", and "It Could Happen To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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DelfonicsTrying To Make A Fool Of Me/Baby I Love You ... 7-inch
Philly Groove, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Killer early Thom Bell work with the Delfonics! The sound on the single is virtually a definition of the east coast vocal group sound of the 70s – and both tracks are perfect little mini-symphonies of soul! Excellent – and the hook on the a-side is worth the price of the record alone! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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DriftersGood Life With The Drifters ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good- ... $3.99
A great little album by The Drifters – different than most of their other work for Atlantic, but still quite nice! The bulk of the album features the group running through jazzy versions of pop tunes – like "Quando Quando Quando", "More", "The Good Life", and "Desafinado" – all of which they do quite well, with a classy sound that fits well with the arrangements by Ray Ellis. The album also features one more regular tune by the group – the single "Saturday Night At The Movies", a killer uptown soul number arranged by Teacho Wiltshire. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and a few spots of clear tape. Vinyl has a click through tracks 3 & 4, on side 2.)

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DriftersI'll Take You Where The Music's Playing ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $6.99
The Drifters' last full album for Atlantic Records – and a rock-solid set that may well be one of their best for the label in the 60s! The album's heavy on those lightly loping tunes that the group virtually invented a few years before – that slightly-sweetened approach to soul that became known as the uptown sound and which still had The Drifters as one of its key proponents at the time of this set. Production is by the great Bert Berns, who really knows how to balance all elements perfectly – and many of the lead vocals are by Johnny Moore, whose crackling vocals bring in a nice sense of feeling, even when the tunes are pretty darn catchy. But possibly the best thing about the record is the songs – as they're mostly pretty fresh tracks that move past some of the overplayed Drifters hits – but which still resonate with similar themes about live and life in the big city. Titles include "I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing", "I've Got Sand In My Shoes", "At The Club", "He's Just A Playboy", "Follow Me", "Far From The Maddening Crowd", and "Come On Over To My Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and some stains on the back.)

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DriftersSave The Last Dance For Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... $22.99
Sublime mid-period work from The Drifters – a record cut when the group was working with the team of Lieber & Stoller, who revamped their sound into a sweetly soulful groove that really set the scene for the New York uptown sound of the 60s! The tracks here often have a lilting little rhythm at the bottom – just enough to get thing stepping along in a mode that's sweeter, and arguably more sophisticated than the group's earlier R&B work. And the overall sound is so great, we hardly miss Clyde McPhatter or Ben E King – because the rest of the group has a nicely unified sound. Tracks include "Nobody But Me", "Room Full Of Tears", "No Sweet Lovin", "Jackpot", "Sweets For My Sweet", and more! Also includes the great early Bacharach track "Mexican Divorce"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some wear with moderate aging, and a name in pen on the back.)

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DriftersUnder The Boardwalk (colored cover) ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Good ... $6.99
Fantastic work by The Drifters – not only proof that their career was still going strong, but also a landmark batch of uptown soul tracks that set the blueprint for so many other New York artists of the 60s! The album includes the hits "On Broadway", "Up On The Roof", and "Under The Boardwalk" – but there's a dozen tracks, and they're all great! Other tracks include "Rat Race", "I'll Take You Home", "Let the Music Play", and "If You Don't Come Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has wear, aging, a sticker near the top, a split top seam and pen on the back. Vinyl has numerous marks that play with noise and clicks throughout.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – His Piano & His Orchestra At The Bal Masque ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... $2.99
One of Duke's standout sides for Columbia during the late 50s wealth of new recordings – a live set recorded at Miami's Bal Masque nightclub. The arrangements are sophisticated, and Duke's piano is hitting that darkly-tinged later style – but the focus is also on danceable arrangements, letting the crowds sway and swing to the group's warmly chromatic orchestrations. Titles include "Got A Date With An Angel", "Satan Takes A Holiday", "Satin Doll", "Lady In Red", "Donkey Serenade", and "Laugh Clown Laugh". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, clear tape over all seams, and a name in marker. Label has a name in marker.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Jazz Party ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
Very nice work from one of Ellington's revival periods – when he was signed to Columbia in the late 50s, and recording some of the best work of his career. This set moves past the modernism of some of Duke's other sessions at the time, and offers a more straight-ahead set in true "jazz party" tradition. Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on a few tracks, and Duke's band features Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonzalves, Jimmy Woode, and a guest appearance by Dizzy Gillespie. Tracks include "Ready Go", "Red Garter", "Malletoba Spank", "UMMG", and "Tymperturbably Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label 6 eye promo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, splitting on the top seam, some peeled spots on the front, and a couple of stains.)

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Don ElliottMellophone ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $7.99
They're not lying with the title of this great little set – as Don Elliott blows his unique horn with a very mellow tone! The instrument is kind of a bigger version of a flugelhorn – and is used by Don in a laidback combo that also features trombone from Billy Byers, trumpet from Howie Reich, and baritone sax from Danny Bank – all deep sounds that set up a bank of color for Elliott to work with in his most vivid way. Other players include Hal McKusick on alto and flute – but working without as much of the sharper, cutting tones of other 50s albums – and rhythm is from Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Mel Zelnick on drums. Titles include "Sposin", "The Lamp Is Low", "Mellophone Mambo", "Summer Setting", and "With The Wind & The Rain In Your Hair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a center split on the spine and a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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Maynard FergusonI Have But Two Horns – Maynard Ferguson Plays Bill Holman's Arrangements ... CD
Jazz City/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1955. Used 2CD ... $14.99
2 albums' worth of material by a young Maynard Ferguson – mostly lifted from sides that ended up on the Emarcy label, and really sparkling with some great Bill Holman arrangements and compositions! Maynard's working here with a tight group of west coasters that include Shelly Manne, Conte Candoli, Bud Shank, Herb Geller, Bob Cooper, Red Mitchell, and Bob Gordon – in octet formation on disc 1, and in a slightly larger orchestra on disc 2. The set's got a tight feel that's similar to work by some of the bigger names on the west coast scene of the time – and a style of arrangement that's somewhere between that of the color/tone mode of Stan Kenton, and the lighter, more playful approach of Shorty Rogers mid 50s sides. Maynard's work on both trumpet and valve trombone is strongly expressive, even in the short space of the tunes – and the album features a number of strong Bill Holman originals that include "Egad, Martha", "Slow Stroll", "Open Sesame", "Idyll", "Well Hardly Ever", "Pork Pie", "Mrs Pitlack Regrets", "Wonder Why", "Super G", "Interspace", and "Breakfast Dance". 25 tracks on 2 CDs! CD

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Clare Fischer Big BandThesaurus ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
An unusual session from the great Clare Fischer – although probably his best-known record as well! Clare cut many other jazz sides in a smaller, more intimate setting – but this album features his full talents as a larger arranger – working with a hip ensemble, and turning in some great charts that really keep things on edge! Fischer plays both Fender Rhodes and piano – and the group's got some great west coast help from Bill Perkins and Warne Marsh on tenors, Gary Foster on alto, and Conte Candoli on trumpet – all playing with a bit more sharpness here than usual. There's a nicely off-kilter edge – similar to that which you might hear in some of Clare's work with Cal Tjader – or some of his larger arranging projects for labels like MPS. Solos are out front on all tracks, and titles include "In Memoriam", "Bitter Leaf", "Calamus", and "Miles Behind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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Five (Shorty Rogers, Pete Jolly, Mel Lewis, & otheFive ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
The Five was a nom-du-session for this west coast group featuring tenorist Bill Perkins, trumpeter Conte Candoli, and pianist Pete Jolly – over a set of arrangements and compositions by Shorty Rogers. Rogers was always one of the best of the west coast arrangers, and this set shows his talent for keeping things lively, yet still getting in enough cerebrality to give the highbrow set their due. Perkins crisp tenor is a treat, as always, and his solos jump out a bit more strongly than Jolly's piano or Candoli's trumpet. Tracks include "I Dig Ed", "Perkin", "Beyond The Sea", "Red Eyes", and a very goofy version of "Whistle While You Work". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, with split top and bottom seams.)

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Red GarlandRed Garland Trio – Moodsville Vol 6 ... CD
Moodsville (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
Red Garland's sound was already often mellow and laidback in the late 50s, but it takes on a whole new sense of that style here in a rare session for Prestige's Moodsville label! As with others on the imprint, the focus here is on the gentler sounds of the late nite scene – more ballads and easygoing numbers, but still played with a strong degree of jazz – and not the kind of cocktail modes that other labels would use when putting "moods" on the front of a record! Red's trio here is the familiar one from other Prestige albums – Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and the only change, really, is that the tracks are all mellower ones, but still done with plenty of bluesy inflections on the keys from Red! Titles include "I Love You Yes I Do", "And The Angels Sing", "Blues For Ann", "I'll Never Stop Loving You", and "Bass-ment Blues". CD

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Red Garland Trio with Eddie Lockjaw DavisMoodsville Vol 1 – Red Garland Trio Plus Eddie Lockjaw Davis ... CD
Prestige/Moodsville (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
Gentle genius from Red Garland – working here in classic trio formation with Sam Jones and Art Taylor – on a mellow set of late nite numbers and subtle ballads, all carried off in the best tradition of the Moodsville label! Eddie Lockjaw Davis joins the group on 3 tracks on the set – blowing in a style that's spare, open-mouthed, and amazingly soulful – more so almost than even his best ballad blowing on his organ-based records for Prestige during the same time. Davis really sparkles tremendously on the tunes "Softly Baby", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "We'll Be Together Again" – and other tracks include "Stella By Starlight", "Blue Room", and "Wonder Why". CD

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Paul GaytenChess King Of New Orleans ... CD
Chess (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the first great R&B artists on the New Orleans scene in the 50s – and one who never got the same sort of fame as some of his contemporaries! Yet that doesn't stop Paul Gayten from being one of the greats – as you'll hear on this excellent collection that brings together a range of rare material originally issued only as singles – for the Checker and Argo labels, and for the smaller Anna label as well. The groove is prime Crescent City at the time – with Gayten on piano and vocals, and work by players who include Alvin Red Tyler on baritone and Earl Palmer on drums. Some tunes are vocals, some instrumentals – and titles include "Windy", "Get It", "Tickle Toe", "For You My Love", "The Sweeper", "Nervous Boogie", "Hot Cross Buns", and "The Hunch". CD features three bonus tracks – "Driving Home Part 2", "Right To Love You", and "Flat Foot Sam". CD

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Joao GilbertoBoss Of the Bossa Nova ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $14.99
Great early stuff by this master of the bossa! The tracks were originally recorded for Odeon records in Brazil, then issued here in the US in a lovely package that has Joao's face emblazoned in the center of the Brazilian flag. The tracks feature arrangements by Walter Wanderley and Jobim – and titles include "Coisa Mais Linda", "Amor Em Paz", "Barquinho", "Bolinha De Papel", and "A Primeira Vez". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some light wear.)

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Jimmy GiuffreJimmy Giuffre 3 ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Groundbreaking trio work from the great Jimmy Giuffre – an album that cut loose both the piano and the drums – in a way that took Gerry Mulligan's earlier rhythm-less experiments with jazz, and pushed them one degree further! The group on the session features Giuffre on clarinet, tenor, and baritone sax – alongside the guitar of Jim Hall and bass of Ralph Pena – all working together with no other accompaniment, but in a way that's as swinging as it is airy – an amazing exercise in tone, color, and control! The sound is out of this world, and the notes just hang lightly in air – beautifully dancing around one another. Titles include "Voodoo", "Train & The River", "My All", "Crawdad Suite", and "Two Kinds Of Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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GoblinGoblin Tour 2013 EP (red colored vinyl) ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Legendary Italian prog combo Goblin – reunited in the studio on the cusp of their 2013 tour – and sounding as vital as ever! This great EP is a slight departure for the Death Waltz label – in that it's a contemporary set, rather than a straight up soundtrack – but the group themselves are revisiting their soundtrack classics. It includes new versions of 3 classics from their Dario Argento canon – "Profondo Rosso", "Suspiria" and "Tenebre" – plus "Roller" – the title track from what's probably their greatest non-soundtrack album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 2013 tour EP – on red vinyl!)

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Friedrich GuldaMusic For 4 Soloists & Band No 1 ... LP
Saba/MPS (Germany), 1965. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the most beautiful albums Friedrich Gulda ever recorded for MPS – a wonderful session that features key solo work from players who include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Sahib Shihab on flute and baritone sax! The work has a somewhat serious feel, but isn't nearly as much so as some of Gulda's other work – and the presence of the soloists really keeps things soulful throughout – with a fluid sense of tone and color that's really wonderful. Gulda plays piano with a larger ensemble, but they really drop back nicely to give the soloists plenty of space! Titles include the 3 part title track – "Music For 4 Soloists & Band No 1" – plus "Minuet" and "Prelude & Fugue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Saba pressing – in great shape!)

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Herbie HarperFive Brothers (aka Herbie Harper Quintet) ... LP
Tampa, 1955. Very Good ... $14.99
Arguably the greatest session ever cut by trombonist Herbie Harper as a leader – and if not that, then certainly the one that has the most edge! Herbie's working here in a mode that's still as fluid as some of his other sessions from the 50s, but which also has a bit more of a "rasp" in the tone overall – an approach that's a bit more down-n-dirty than some of his more measured records – and which has some especially nice phrasing from Harper on trombone and Bob Enevoldsen on tenor sax. The rest of the group includes Red Mitchell on bass, Don Overburg on guitar, and Frank Capp on drums – and the whole thing's got a really nicely spontaneous and earthy quality. Titles include "Skull Cap", "Jim's Tune", "Juan Don", "Adios", "Godchild", "Don't Buck It", and "Alone Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pink label pressing with deep groove. Cover's in nice shape, save for a split top seam and a partially split bottom seam.)

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Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vol 2 ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the material here was recorded during the night of November 12 and early morning hours of November 13, 1956 – with an unusual group that features Hawes on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, Bruz Freeman on drums, and Jim Hall on guitar! Hall's ringing tones are a perfect partner for Hawes' light approach to the keys – and the relaxed, extended nature of the recording has both players really opening up on some of the album's longish tracks. Titles on this volume include "I'll Remember April", "I Should Care", "Woody'N You", "Two Bass Hit", "Will You Still Be Mine", "April In Paris" and "Blue 'N Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label 70s pressing.)

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Coleman HawkinsSoul (second cover) ... LP
Prestige/Swingville, Late 50s. Very Good ... $34.99
An excellent session! The record's filled with soul, emotion, and most of all, a hell of a lot of creativity – enough to show that Coleman Hawkins was still a great force to be reckoned with, even when labels were sticking him into loose blowing sessions like this! The group features Kenny Burell on guitar and Ray Bryant on piano – by Hawkins dominates with his solos, dark-edged washes of soul and sound that grab you by the gut and keep you listening throughout. Titles include "Soul Blues", "Groovin", "Sweetnin", and "Sunday Mornin". LP, Vinyl record album
( Red label Swingville pressing, with RVG stamp. Cover has a split spine and tape seam with some pieces of tape, light wear, and some aging and pen on the back.)

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New Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A true classic by Jimi with the original Experience lineup – the third of three straight up masterpiece LPs to comeout in just over a year's time by the group! You could call the leftfield astral effects in the mix experimental if you had to – innovations in the studio with echo, that hallucinatory backwards sound effect and other stranger bits – but the passionate, naturally expressive playing and singing by Jimi makes it all fell just right, and the Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell still don't get enough credit for being at the heart of such greatness. A massive 2LP effort that include s"Voodoo Chile", "Crosstown Traffic", "Electric Ladyland", "Little Miss Strange", "Moon Turn The Tides", "Still Raining Still Dreaming" and "All Along The Watchtower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label, red "R" pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New Red HollowayBurner ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the first in a run of excellent mid 60s sides from tenor saxophonist Red Holloway – a very cooking player who's at the height of his powers on this hard-edged set! The date has Red in territory that's slightly more expanded than his dates with Jack McDuff – a quartet mode with John Patton on organ, Eric Gale on guitar, and Paul Serrano on trumpet – all in a tightly arranged sound that's almost equal parts soul jazz and 60s soul instrumental! One track features a slightly different lineup – with Hobart Dotson on trumpet, George Butchka on organ, and Charles Lindsay on guitar – but the groove is quite the same, and features plenty of sweetly funky little numbers! Titles include "Bretheren", "Miss Judie Mae", "Monkey Sho Can Talk", "Crib Theme", and "The Burner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.[)

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Red HollowaySax, Strings & Soul ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
Soul jazz tenor legend Red Holloway blows with strings – but in a way that's hipper than you might think! Benny Golson conducted the orchestra, and Red's playing is very edgey – not in a soporific pillowy mode, but much more in the kind of edgey style that Charlie Parker used on some of his famous Ralph Burns recordings, inflected with more of the soul of the 60s stylings of arrangers like Richard Evans. Titles include "Star Of David", "Bossa in Blue", "The Girls in the Park", and "Nights with Lora". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover is great!)

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Kenyon HopkinsFugitive Kind ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A fairly dramatic score by Hopkins, written for this film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Tennessee Williams, and starring Marlon Brando! About half of the tracks are in an introspective Hopkins mode – but there's also a few others that have twanging guitar and kind of a "roadhouse" sort of feel – most likely written for the raunchier scenes in the film. Titles include "Let Me Out", "Pay Day", "Alone", "The Reformer", "Get Crazy", and "Bird Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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Freddie HubbardKeep Your Soul Together/Polar AC/Skagly ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1973/1975/1980. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A trio of 70s Freddie Hubbard – all packaged together in one sweet set! First up is Keep Your Soul Together – Freddie Hubbard at the peak of his 70s powers – and one of his finest albums of the decade! The record follows strongly in the tone that Freddie set at CTI on his mighty Red Clay set – long, drawn out tracks – done with lots of electricity in the rhythms, and a very cosmic approach to the solos! The groove is funky, yet easy – featuring playing that's very open and very soulful, by a group that includes Freddie, Ron Carter, George Benson, and Hubert Laws. Titles include "Keep Your Soul Together", "Spirits Of Trane", "Destiny's Children", and "Brigitte". Polar AC is warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of a record recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album's got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and introspective, but no less open-minded and electrically charged. The assortment of players is all top-shelf – with Billy Cobham, Airto, Lennie White, George Cables, Hubert Laws, and George Benson all backing Freddie up on the set – and titles include a great take on "People Make the World Go Round", plus "Naturally", and "Son of Sky Dive", which grooves just like its papa! Skagly has a title that reads like a typo, but the album's a great set of smooth fusion from Freddie Hubbard – self-produced, and almost a summation of all the styles he'd mastered in the 70s! The session's never too over the top or too ambitious – just features Freddie working with a hip group in a laidback setting – blowing lean and mellow lines that almost take him back to his best CTI funk. The group features Billy Childs on keyboards, Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, and some guest work by George Duke and Paulinho Da Costa – on titles that include "Skagly", "Rustic Celebration", "Happiness Is Now", and "Cascais". CD

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New Freddie HubbardSoul Experiment ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Near Mint- ... $26.99
A wonderful session of hip soul jazz tracks from Freddie Hubbard – mostly short tight and groovy, but played with a sophisticated style that points the way towards the soul jazz sound of the 70s. Soul Experiment is a fitting title – as Freddie works hard with hip players like Billy Butler, Carlos Garnett, and Kenny Barron to kick out some rhythms that are different than those heard on his earlier albums. Garnett, Hubbard, and Barron all contribute original titles to the album – including the tracks "Hang 'Em Up", "Soul Experiment", "Midnite Soul", "Lonely Soul" – and they do a great version of Walter Bishop's groover "Soul Turn Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, & OthersCalifornia Concert ... LP
CTI, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
Although the genius of the CTI label might be often thought of in a studio format – especially since the Creed Taylor Influence on the label is what really turned the sound into something wonderful – this live set from 1971 shows that the label's players, with the right frame of mind, can easily get into the CTI groove in any setting – soaring out in a magical blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation, really stretching out on some killer long tracks! The group's a great all-star one – with organ and electric piano by Johnny Hammond, guitar by George Benson, flute by Hubert Laws, trumpet by Freddie Hubbard, tenor by Stanley Turrentine, and percussion by Airto – and all tracks are long, and very free-flowing. Titles include "Red Clay", "Sugar", "Blues West", "Leaving West", and "Fire & Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, stains, waviness, and seam splitting, with some marker inside the gatefold. Labels have some marker.)

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Milt JacksonJazz Skyline ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
A great little set from Milt Jackson – not just for his work on vibes, but also for some great tenor from Lucky Thompson! Thompson's raspy edge brings a nice degree of soulfulness to the set – a sound that adds depth to the sometimes mellower moments set down by Jackson and the rhythm section of Hank Jones, Wendell Marshall, and Kenny Clarke! The small group setting and the longer tracks make the record a good showcase for Thompson's talents at the time – and his way of building a solo gets plenty of room to do its thing here – on tracks that include "Lover", "Angel Face", "Can't Help Lovin That Man", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and "What's New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, peeling of the gloss finish, some stains, some seam splitting, and tape on the top seam, with some marker and pen on the front.)

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Jazz PickersCommand Performance – The Jazz Pickers Featuring Red Norvo ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A cool little set from bassist Harry Babasin – a 50s album from his Jazz Pickers combo, a group who mostly handles stringed instruments picked, or plucked, in a very groovy way! The approach has distinct west coast 50s elements – and given that Red Norvo's working with them here on vibes, the sound's almost like some of his excellent work with Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus from the earlier part of the decade. Players include Dempsey Wright on guitar, Lawrence Red Wooten on bass, Bill Douglass on drums, Babasin on pizzicato cello, and Norvo on vibes. Titles include "Bagatelle", "Blues For Bill", "Eyein The Goof", "The Stinger", "Lester Leaps In", and "Petite Rondeau". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing with deep groove.)

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New Quincy JonesQuincy Plays For Pussycats ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Very groovy stuff from Quincy – a mix of jazz, soundtrack, and popular themes, all done in that soulful swinging style that Quincy virtually helped invent back in the 60s! The album's got plenty of great groovers that take a popular tune and kind of turn it on its ear – takes on tracks like "What's New Pussycat", "Non-Stop To Brazil", "The In Crowd", "Mack The Knife", "The Gentle Rain", and "Satisfaction" – all of which are souped-up by Quincy, and done in a rhythmic style that takes them past familiar versions you might know. The album also features the very groovy "Blues For Trumpet & Koto" – a slightly exotic number that we really like! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label deep groove pressing.)

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Barney Kessel & Harold LandEl Tigre ... LP
Charlie Parker, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
An obscure session on the Charlie Parker label – and a nicely laidback session that features a hip west coast group! We're not entirely sure when the set was recorded, but the feel here is very much in that late 50s Contemporary Records style – traces of LA cool jazz, but played with a bit more of a relaxed feel in the studio. Land is on tenor, Kessel on guitar – and the rest of the group includes Jimmy Rowles on piano, Pete Candoli on trumpet, Red Mitchell on bass, and Larry Bunker on vibes. Titles include "Cheeta's For Two", "East Of The Sun", "The Cobra", "The Blues", and "El Tigre". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing.)

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New Albert KingKing Of The Blues Guitar ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Classic Stax blues by the king of the Memphis blues scene of the late 60's. Production's handled by Stax, even though the LP was released on Atlantic, and the set includes "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Overall Junction", "Laundromat Blues", "Cold Feet", and "You're Gonna Need Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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King Pleasure/Annie RossKing Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A classic bit of vocalese, featuring a split LP of tracks by the great King Pleasure, plus some early stuff by Annie Ross (of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross fame). The tracks on the LP include Ross' early interpretations of Wardell Gray's classics "Twisted" and "Farmer's Market", and the King Pleasure set includes classics like "Red Top", "This Is Always", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and his great duet with Jon Hendricks, "Don't Get Scared". A landmark LP of jazz vocal sides, and one that no fan of vocalese should be without. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing in the orange cover.)

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New Roland KirkVolunteered Slavery ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good- ... $3.99
Our favorite album ever from Roland Kirk – and a beautiful mix of two different sides of his genius! Side one's got Roland doing these crazy takes on late 60's pop cuts like "My Cherie Amour" and "Say a Little Prayer", plus his own "songs", done with soulful vocals and a straight-on approach that shows him trying to break out of the avant jazz underground, and reach a wider audience with a spiritual message on tracks like "Search For The Reason Why" and "Spirits Up Above". If this description sounds like a mess, it's not – because this side of the album is one of Kirk's most brilliant statements ever about jazz, soul, love and freedom! Side two has Roland in a straighter vein – running through a tight live set from Newport 1968, handled with fire and imagination, the kind of boundless energy he always brought to his public appearances. Tracks on that set include "One Ton", "Three For The Festival", "Afro Blue", and some great remarks by Roland! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, and creasing.)

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Last PoetsThis Is Madness ... LP
Douglas, 1971. Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the Last Poets greatest albums – and one of their most sophisticated as well! Gone are the rough-hewn rhymes of the group's first album, and in their place are better arranged, more thought-out tracks that mix in a wealth of musical influences – and which expand the group's verbal expression past simple protests, and into the realm of Jazzoetry that became their trademark during the mid 70s. Tracks include "Related to What", "Black Is", "White Man's Got a God Complex", "Black People What Y'All Gonna Do", and "This is Madness" – and a number of tracks are preceded by strong and forceful chants before the lyrics kick in! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Douglas pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear with a partially split top seam.)

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Yusef LateefSuite 16 ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A groundbreaking set from Yusef Lateef – one that mixes together a number of different soul jazz styles! In a way, Atlantic records tried to handle Yusef Lateef in the same way they did Roland Kirk – by creating recordings that either let him express himself strongly as an arch-modernist, or those that focused on his solo talents in material that was a bit more funky and soulful. This album's got a bit of both – as side one has Yusef playing with slightly electric groups on short tracks that feature vocal backings by the Sweet Inspirations, and side two features Yusef playing with the Cologne Radio Orchestra, conducted by William Fischer, on an extended work called "The Symphonic Blues Suite". We dig the shorter tracks better, and those titles include "Nocturne", "Buddy & Lou", and "Down In Atlanta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a spot of residue from an old sticker in another corner.)

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Hubert LawsLaw's Cause ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $0.99
A wicked mix of Latin influences, mod sounds, and 60s soul jazz – all set up beautifully to showcase the flute of a young Hubert Laws! The album's got a nice little bounce right from the start – with some traces of Atlantic soul elements – but it soon moves into some of the more sophisticated territory that you'd hear on Laws albums in the 70s – that wonderful tone, and great sense of space. Chick Corea handled the arrangements, and comes up with some really groovy sounds – and the album includes the tune "No More", with vocals by Melba Moore – plus "Windows", "Shades of Light", "If You Knew", and "Please Let Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisNever On Sunday ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good- ... $2.99
Simple genius from the classic Ramsey Lewis Trio – Ramsey on piano, Eldee Young on bass, and Red Holt on drums! The tunes are a strong mix of originals, standards, and some nice bits from odd sources – all arranged by Ramsey and crew to make strong use of their well-styled blend of rhythm and keys. Titles include "Waterboy", "The Ripper", "Cielito Lindo", "You Just Don't Care", and "Never On Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a sticker, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, a couple of stains on the front, and light staining on the back.)

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Julie LondonJulie Is Her Name Vol 2 ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
A lesser-known follow-up to Julie London's classic Julie Is Her Name album – one that actually features Julie wearing clothes on the cover, but which still comes across with a very sexy sound! The approach here is similar to the first set – with Howard Roberts backing up Julie's vocals, in a style that's quite similar to that used by Barney Kessel the first time around. Red Mitchell's bass is really the only other instrumentation – and the spareness of the set is stunning – with a nakedness that gets past even Julie's heavy turtleneck on the cover! Titles include "If I'm Lucky", "Little White Lies", "Hot Toddy", "Blue Moon", "Goody Goody", and "Spring Is Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, a spot of sticker residue on the front, and some pencil and a couple of light stains on the back.)

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Herbie MannDo The Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
A great album of bossa groovers, recorded by Herbie in the early days of the US bossa boom – and with a sound that's right on the money! The backing's very lively, and the tracks have a tight bossa sound that's quite authentic. Herbie's flute is livelier than usual, and on a set like this, you can hear why it's no wonder that he's been so respected by Latin and Brazilian players over the years. Titles include "Voce E Eu", "Bossa Velha", "Blues Walk", "One Note Samba", "Amor Em Paz", and "Deve Ser Amor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a large X scored in the surface on back.)

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Herbie MannHerbie Mann Live At Newport ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the grooviest 60s live albums from Herbie Mann – done in a style that's a bit different from the rest! Herbie cut many successful live albums for Atlantic, most of them with a hard wailing soul jazz groove – but this one's a nice batch of mellower bossa tunes, played at the Newport festival in Herbie's early love affair with the music, by a group that includes Dave Pike on vibes and Atilla Zoller on guitar. All tracks are long, and the groove is much more open-handed than on Herbie's studio bossa albums. Titles include "Garota De Ipanema", "Desafinado", "Samba De Orfeu", and the more soul jazz oriented tune "Don't You Know", written by bassist Ben Tucker. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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New Herbie MannOur Mann Flute ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good ... $2.99
Very groovy work from Herbie Mann – as you might guess from the image on the cover! The set's got a mod sort of 60s feel – hinted at by the title's reference to the Our Man Flint spy movies of the time – and Herbie keeps things tight and soulful throughout – serving up smoking solos over jazzy backings from Jimmy Wisner, Arif Mardin, Oliver Nelson, and Richard Wess. There's definitely a touch of the Atlantic Records soul instrumental sound at times – but we mean that in a great way, with a strong focus on the rhythms as much as the solos. Titles include an early version of The Crusaders' "Scratch", plus "Happy Brass", "Good Lovin", "Our Man Flint", "Theme From Malamondo", "Monday Monday", and "Philly Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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New Shelly Manne & His MenJazz Gunn ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $1.99
Shelly Manne scored big with a jazz version of the Peter Gunn soundtrack in the 50s – and he does it again in this 60s version of Henry Mancini's music for the full-length Gunn movie! The style here is a bit more far-reaching and looser than before – showing not just Manne's development as an artist, but also his ear for some of the best styles of the younger generation – as evidenced by his inclusion of Frank Strozier on alto and flute, and Mike Wofford on piano – alongside more familiar faces Monte Budwig on bass and Conte Candoli on trumpet. There's a crisp jazzy edge to the whole thing – and titles include "Sweet", "A Bluish Bag", "Night Owl", and "A Quiet Happening". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Back cover has a bit of pen.)

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New Toussaint McCallNothing Takes The Place Of You/Shimmy ... 7-inch
Ronn, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A fantastic single! Not only is "Nothing Takes The Place Of You" one of the greatest soul tracks of all time – with beautiful mournful vocals, and an incredibly slow prodding southern groove – but the flipside, "Shimmy", is a very tasty instrumental, with a sweet organ groove, and a sound that's very different than the main side! Nice and funky, and a real surprise! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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Jack McDuffConcert McDuff ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Don't be put off by the staid sound of "concert" in the title – because the album's a great set of swingin' live McDuff, recorded at his prime, with the classic quartet of George Benson, Red Holloway, and Joe Dukes. The album's filled with screamin' groovers throughout, including a great version of "Girl From Ipanema", plus originals like "Another Goodun" and "S'Okay". McDuff was always best in a live setting – and this rare gem is a great testament to that fact! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing – nice and clean! Cover has the trace of an old sticker near the top, but is otherwise nice.)

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Howard McGhee & Milt JacksonHoward McGhee & Milt Jackson ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. Good+ ... $28.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing. Vinyl has some light marks, and plays with a few light crackles – but nice and loud overall – pretty decently. Cover has a small bit of pen, a small split on the spine, and a small rip near one side.)

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New John Mehegan & Eddie CostaPair Of Pianos ... LP
Savoy, 1955. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the spine, with some wear and aging on the back.)

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Steve Miller BandSailor ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
A classic set that really helps put the Steve Miller sound on the map – a wonderful blend of tightness and easygoing energy that makes the group one of the greatest things going from San Francisco at the time! Some tunes have this burning quality that's completely sublime – while others still preserve some of the looser jamming energy that spawned the group – those heady waves of sound that Miller and Scaggs really helped filter down for a whole new generation! Titles include the brilliant "Living In The USA", plus "Song For Our Ancestors", "Dear Mary", "Quicksilver Girl", "Gangster Of Love", and "Overdrive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 70s pressing.)

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Billy MitchellLittle Juicy ... LP
Smash, 1963. Very Good- ... $24.99
A great overlooked album by this fantastic tenor talent from Detroit. Although often lost in other people's groups, Billy is excellent here, and lays down some great solos with a lot of imagination and fire. He's backed by a group that includes Thad Jones, Kenny Burrell, and Richard Wyands, and the tracks include "Bossa Nova Ova", "Oliver Jr.", and "Brother Peabody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a name in marker on the front, discoloration due to age, partially split top and bottom seams, some small stains, and a factory stamp on the back.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetMusic From Odds Against Tomorrow ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
A brilliant album through and through – not just a standout from the late 50s years of the Modern Jazz Quartet, but also a compelling soundtrack composed entirely by pianist John Lewis! Lewis' writing was always a key part of the group's sound, but here it really comes into its own – shaping out these dark, moody little scenes for the movies – which work equally well as little sound pieces on their own – still jazz, yet often moving towards something deeper and more evocative too! The vibes of Milt Jackson are a masterpiece in economy – ringing out gently and filling up the space with each movement they make – and titles include "Skating In Central Park", "A Social Call", "A Cold Wind Is Blowing", and "Cue #9". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, a small split on the top seam, some aging, and a small ink stamp on the back.)

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MonkeesBirds, The Bees & The Monkees ... LP
Colgems/RCA, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label US stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, with two small staple holes in one corner.)

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Gerry MulliganJazz Combo From I Want To Live! ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Very Good+ ... $6.99
This is the small combo recording of tracks from the legendary jazz score to I Want To Live! Although not featured that prominently in the film, the band of Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Bud Shank, and others were a pretty tight little group – even though it was strange to see this west coast whitebread group playing in scenes of jazz/crime/evil. The record's a nice one, though, and features some of the livelier playing you'll hear from the players. Tracks are long, and titles include "Black Nightgown", "Night Watch", and the raging "Theme From I Want To Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Gerry MulliganParis Concert (Pacific Jazz) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1954. Very Good- ... $9.99
US issue of some of Gerry's classic Vogue recordings, done in Paris in 1954 with a quartet that featured Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Isola on drums. This is Gerry at the height of his powers, and playing classic piano-less material with supberb accompaniment by Brookmeyer. Tracks include a number of originals, including "Utter Chaos", "Five Brothers", and "Walkin' Shoes", plus others like "Bernies Tune", "Come Out Wherever You Are", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label World Pacific pressing. Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)

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Arch ObolerDrop Dead – An Excercise in Horror! ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
The man responsible for Lights Out takes his craft into the 60's, and this album's an attempt to bring his older radio style to a number of contemporary settings. Lots of sound effects and spooky moods! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 70s pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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Marty Paich, Herbie Harper, Larry Bunker, et alJazz City Workshop ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
An excellent swinging Bethlehem session from the mid 50s – one that's recorded in LA, but with a sound that's way hotter than most of the label's other west coast sides! The group's extremely tight – and features Marty Paich on piano as the leader, next to great trombone from Herbie Harper and vibes from Larry Bunker! Bunker's vibes offer a nice contrast to the usual smooth west coast group from the time – as he hits the bars with a nice hard clang that wakes everyone up to groove – and Jack Costanzo is on bongos on all tracks, and he adds a great little kick that keeps things fresh, too. Mickey Lynne sings vocals on "That Old Black Magic", and all other tunes – like "Zing! Went The Strings", "Blues In The Closet", and "The Natives Are Restless Tonight" – are instrumental. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover is nice, but has a split top seam.)

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Leo ParkerRollin With Leo (red cover) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Near Mint- ... $18.99
One of those great "never was" Blue Note sessions – recorded in the 60s, but never issued until years later – even though the label had assigned it a cover, title, and catalog number! The album was the last session by baritone sax player Leo Parker – a bop and R&B legend who sadly passed along at the young age of 36, but left a really rich legacy of music. Parker has a way with the baritone that's almost as lean as a tenorist – blowing the horn with sharp, well-placed notes that really make this session cook – somewhere in the R&B-influenced territory of Don Wilkerson's work on Blue Note. Other players include the great Dave Burns on trumpet – always a welcome presence on any date – plus Bill Swindell on tenor sax, Johnny Acea on piano, Al Lucas or Stan Conover on bass, and Wilbert Hogan or Purnell Rice on drums. Tracks include "The Lion's Roar", "Rollin With Leo", "Jumpin Leo", "Talkin The Blues", "Mad Lad Returns", and Illinois Jacquet's "Music Hall Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing. Cover has a small gold promo stamp.)

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New Oscar PetersonPastel Moods ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
We couldn't think of a better title for this one – as Oscar's in perfect form, crafting lightly shaded tones on the keys – and working with the guitar/bass drumless trio format that made his work so fluid in the 50s. The album's as seductive as its title and beautiful cover, and Oscar performs wonderfully on tunes that include "You Go To My Head", "My Old Flame", "Angel Eyes", "Unforgettable", "Moonglow", and "I Can't Get Started". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Verve Inc pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, light stains and a split spine.)

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Esther PhillipsBaby I'm For Real – 4 Classic Albums 1971 to 1974 (From A Whisper To A Scream/Alone Again Naturally/Black Eyed Blues/Performance) ... CD
Kudu/Raven (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $23.99 25.98
A huge chapter in the career of Esther Phillips – four albums for the legendary Kudu label, plus bonus tracks too! First up is From A Whisper To A Scream – one of our favorite-ever albums from Esther Phillips – an album that really helped her transform her sound for the 70s! The approach is a lot more jazzy than before – served up with a good dose of funk, thanks to arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – fresh from his work with James Brown, but even more electrically-oriented here! Titles include an incredible cover of Gil Scott Heron's "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", plus "From A Whisper To A Scream", "Till My Back Ain't Got No Bone", "Your Love Is So Doggone Good", Scarred Knees", and "Baby, I'm For Real". Alone Again is one of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis – and although there's some of the usual Kudu electric funk in the mix, there's also some deeper soul elements too – a vibe that's often a bit laidback and open, almost more Atlantic Records at points – which is a mighty good fit for Esther's wonderful voice! The album's got a great version of Bill Withers' "Use Me" that features a tasty break in the intro – and other titles include a great version of "Alone Again (Naturally)", plus the cuts "Let's Move & Groove", "Cherry Red", "Let Me In Your Life", and "You & Me Together". Black Eyed Blues is next, and Pee Wee Ellis arranged the album, and gave Esther a nice little dose of funk that really helped her groove – getting out of the sad bag of her Atlantic recordings, and sounding hipper than anyone would have expected! The record features the great slow funk groover "Black Eyed Blues" – and other tracks include "I've Only Known A Stranger", "You Could Have Had Me, Baby", and "Too Many Roads". Performance has a nicely dark undercurrent at times – a sound that's not as smooth as some of Esther's other Kudu albums from the 70s, with bits of R&B bubbling underneath the more contemporary arrangements. Backings are penned by Pee Wee Ellis and Gary King – and titles include the classic funky number "Disposable Society" – one of those great little groovers that never did anything for Esther at the time of its release, but which has really gotten rediscovered in recent years! Other tracks include "Doing Our Thing", "Living Alone", "Can't Trust Your Neighbor With Your Baby", and "I Feel The Same". CD features bonus tracks – "Brother Brother", "I Can Stand The Rain", and "What A Difference A Day Makes (single edit)". CD

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Esther PhillipsEsther ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good- ... $14.99
Given her start as a rough-hewn child junkie R&B singer, it's hard to believe that Esther's the one singing these beautiful ballads and soul tracks! The album's fantastic, though – and it shows Esther maturing into one of the more fantastic vocalists of her generation. Oliver Nelson, Ray Ellis, and Jimmy Wisner handle the arrangements – and they all have a very nice blend of fragile orchestrations that are just right for Esther's raw pain-filled voice. Titles include "Taste Of Honey", "Crazy He Calls Me", "He Touched Me", "Just Say Goodbye", and "As Tears Go By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, some stains, a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Philly Crew feat Mac MoneyPS PSK I'll Tell You What It Means (voc, dub, inst) ... 12-inch
Place To Be, 1986. Sealed ... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing with red text.)

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Andre PrevinPal Joey ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good- ... $1.99
Surprisingly nice stuff – especially considering that the album was one in a string of Previn piano sessions for Contemporary – all based around Broadway themes as part of the success of his My Fair Lady date with Shelly Manne! This set still features Manne on drums – and Red Mitchell on bass – but it's also got a thoughtful feel that takes it way past any cookie cutter expectations you might have – really recapturing the genius of the Lady record, in the way the trio works with triangulated action to come up with unusual rhythms and melodies for the tunes. Titles include "What Is A Man", "It's A Great Big Town", "Do It The Hard Way", "That Terrific Rainbow", and "Take Him". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Andre Previn/Shelly Manne/Red MitchellWest Side Story ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Very Good ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear and small stains.)

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Prince Lasha & Sonny SimmonsCry! ... LP
Contemporary, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A classic of spiritual jazz! The album is one of the few rare pairings of Sonny Simmons and Prince Lasha from the 60s – and it's arguably the greatest album they ever cut! The set was recorded for the Contemporary label in LA, but it's far far different than the cool jazz that was the label's stock in trade during most of the 50s – done instead with a pulsating spiritual feel that really takes off as the album progresses! The lineup features the twin-reed frontline of Lasha on flute and Simmons on alto, plus an amazing rhythm section that includes 2 bass players (Gary Peacock and Mark Procter), who really give the tunes a pulsating feel overall – plus drums by Gene Stone. Titles include the famous groover "Congo Call", plus the tracks "AY", "Lost Generation", "Red's Mood", and "Green & Gold". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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