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New VariousWhich Way Does The Blood Red River Run? – Some Of The Best Songs Recorded For The Testament Label 1963 to 1970 ... LP
Mississippi, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful sampling of work from the Testament label of the 60s – mostly recorded in the south by aging players who never would have gotten their due, had the label not gone out of their way to capture them in these years! The assortment of tracks is really well-chosen – and most of the work is very rootsy and acoustic – with guitar and vocals as the core elements that drive the sound throughout. The package is a great illustration of the fact that although blues was getting pretty electrified up north during the 60s, it still had a very traditional sound back down closer to the delta. Titles include "She's Mine She's Yours" by Eddie Lee Jones, "Jack Ain't Had No Water" by Jack Owens, "Low Bonnie" by Jimmie Tarlton, "Blood Red River" by Peg Leg Howell, "Windin Ball" by Elijah Brown, "Must Have Been The Devil" by Jack Owens, and "Amazing Grace" by Fred McDowell. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Linda CliffordMy Heart's On Fire ... LP
Red Label, 1985. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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 tiny cutout notch.)

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EmotionsSincerely ... LP
Red Label, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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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
(Cover has a cutout notch and a crease.)

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New Linda CliffordNight With The Boys (voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Red Label, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Red Label sleeve.)

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New Double D & SteinskiLesson 1 (payoff mix)/Lesson 2 (James Brown mix)/Lesson 3 (History of Hip Hop)/Motorcade Sped On ... 12-inch
Red Label, 1985. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Late 90s reissue of the classic cut and paste single from the mid 80s plus "The Motorcade Sped On", a long sought-after track that was previously only available on a promo 7-inch. Double Dee & Steinski mix together dozens of samples of everything from JFK speeches and cartoon bits to movie dialog and even Mae West over a bed of classic break beats and early hip hop tracks. The Payoff mix is based on Whiz Kid's "Play That Beat", Lesson Two uses lots of James Brown, Lesson Three has everything else. "The Motorcade Sped On" is a funny collection of vocal samples from new reports of the Kennedy assasination that starts off with Ed McMahon introducing a Kennedy speech with "Heeeere's Johnny!" 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Eric AlexanderMode For Mabes ... CD
Delmark, 1998. Used ... $8.99
A dynamic sextet outing from tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander – easily one of the best straight jazz albums recorded by the Delmark label in the 90s, put together with a rock-solid sound all the way through! Alexander's tenor would be enough to make the record great, but the album also features piano from perfect partner Harold Mabern – once Eric's teacher, but a player who's set on fire anew by his presence on dates like these. Other members of the group include trumpeter Jim Rotondi – nicely focused in the frontline here, and matching Alexander and trombonist Steve Davis on the heads with a classic sort of Blue Note energy. Bass is by John Webber and drums are by George Fludas – and titles include a great modal reading of "Naima", plus "Mode For Mabes", "Sugar Ray", "Erik The Red", "Love Thy Neighbor", "Stay Straight", and "For Heaven's Sake". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Mose AllisonMose Alive ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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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New 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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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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BeatlesBeatles' Second Album ... LP
Capitol, 1964. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 a small name in marker on front.)

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BeatlesEarly Beatles ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and spine.)

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BeatlesYesterday & Today ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great American-only album from the Rubber Soul generation – with titles that include "Nowhere Man", "Drive My Car", "Dr Robert", "Act Naturally", "Day Tripper", "And Your Bird Can Sing", and "If I Needed Someone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 70s pressing.)

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

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Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Sings ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
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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Blues MagoosPsychedelic Lollipop ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Good ... $4.99
Brilliant garage psych from Blues Magoos – a group that's raw and punchy enough to pummel, but pulled off some sweeter numbers and lighter harmonies incredibly well! Walloping drums, excitable vocals and wailing organ grooves – the cracked the charts, but still bring a fully charged proto punk vibe. Totally excellent, the kind of thing we wish were staples of oldies radio, but for whatever reason are left to deeper rock diggers to discover all these years later. Includes "Sometimes I Think About", "Love Seems Doomed", "Worried Life Blues", "Tobacco Road", "One By One" and "I'll Go Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout hole, half split seams, and a name in pen on back.)

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New David BowieLodger ... LP
RCA, 1979. Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
The brilliant consummation of Bowie's late 70s years in Berlin – a record that showed he could take the experiments in sound he was crafting with Brian Eno, and turn them back into the kind of creepily catchy rock tunes that first made him a legend! Eno's help on the record is still quite strong – heard very well in the record's use of odd electronics and exotic themes – of a sort that Eno would later explore on his own with David Byrne. But the real charm here is pure Bowie – with an unabashed flair for a dramatic lyric, a well-chosen use of a heavier guitar, and a sense of personality and poise that makes the record one of his most unified ever! Titles include "Red Sails", "Look Back In Anger", "Repetition", "Boys Keep Swinging", "Red Money", "Yassassin", and "DJ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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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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New Butterfield Blues BandKeep On Moving ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Red label pressing.)

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Red CallenderLowest – The Music Of Red Callender ... LP
Metro, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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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Red CallenderRed Callender Speaks Low ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of the few albums ever recorded by Red Callender – a player who certainly speaks "low", given that his instrument here is the tuba! Red's got a rumbling, bassy sound that's surprisingly un-corny – an approach to the tuba that's also informed by Callender's many years playing bass on other jazz dates – and in a way, he uses the instrument almost like a bass on this set – working out lower rhythmic lines that almost remind us of a bowed bass at times! Other players on the date include Buddy Collette on flute and clarinet, Vince De Rosa and Irving Rosenthal on French horns, Bob Bain on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Bill Douglass on drums. The absence of a piano makes for a mighty nice sound – one that's lighter than you might think for a tuba-related date – and which steps along with almost a Chico Hamilton Quintet sort of feel. Titles include "Cris", "A Foggy Day", "Nice Day", "Speak Low", and "Darn That Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, a Factory Sealed sticker on the opening, and peeled spots from sticker removal.)

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Conte Candoli/Stan LeveyWest Coasting ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $16.99
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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Benny CarterAspects (aka Jazz Calendar) ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good ... $5.99
A real corker from Benny Carter's revival period at the end of the 50s – a large group session recorded with a very strong horn section, arranged and produced by Benny himself! The album's got a "calendar" gimmick – in that each of the 12 songs feature a month in the name – but you've gotta thank Benny for getting past that simple trick and keeping things real with an unobtrusive title and cover – and some extremely strong arrangements that cook nicely no matter what the tune! Titles include "Swingin In November", "Something For October", "August Moon", "March Wind", and "February Fiesta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 60s pressing.)

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Celly CelKilla Kali ... LP
Sickwidit/Jive, 1995. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Bay-area vet Celly Cel's rare sophomore LP, a prime example of that slumpy, laid-back Oaktown sound before the thizz and stunna shades. As the title suggests, best believe it's gangsta. 13 tracks in all, including "What U N***az Thought", "4 Tha Scrilla", "It's Goin' Down", "Can't Tell Me $hit", "Red Rum", "Killa Kali", and "Funk Season". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Buck ClaytonBuck Clayton Jams Benny Goodman ... LP
Columbia, 1953/1954. Very Good- ... $3.99
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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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Earl ColemanLove Songs ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great return to form for vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer who'd recorded earlier in the bop years, but who makes a rare 60s appearance here on a soulful set for Atlantic Records! Coleman's got a rich voice that's somewhere between Johnny Hartman and Billy Eckstine – with a great range that really goes deep when it wants, yet still has a fluid sensibility that's definitely jazz more than anything else. Billy Taylor's on the record on piano, and leads the combo on most numbers – but the set also features some nice arrangements from Frank Foster and Tom McIntosh, both of whom really keep things interesting. Titles include "Charade", "When Did You Leave Heaven", "I Wish I Knew", "Day In the Life Of a Fool", and "I Won't Tell A Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a DJ Copy sticker.)

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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+ ... $6.99
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+ ... $29.99
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 ... $19.99
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 ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good ... $29.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing)

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Conjunto CasinoVia Cuba ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good- ... $2.99
Lush Cuban material, recorded by the Conjunto Casino in the years before Castro's regime, when RCA could still get its hands on material like this, and package it for release in the US. The tracks have a fairly traditional approach – with a mix of romantic numbers and mambos – and titles include "Yo Soy El Son Cubano", "Influencias", "Que Sera", "Cada Noche Que Pasa", and "Si No Eres Tu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s black label pressing with a deep groove, and no red border on the cover. Cover has tape around the edges.)

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Chris ConnorWitchcraft ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good ... $4.99
A lovely side by Chris Connor for Atlantic, recorded not too long after her stint at Bethlehem – where she'd perfected an icy cool style of singing that's still to be matched to this day! The album features larger arrangements by Richard Wess – but still has a light jazzy feel, intimate in approach, despite the larger musical backings. Chris' voice is at once personal and removed – a razor's edge of emotion, repressing some impulses, and opening up surprisingly at other moments. Titles include "Skyscraper Blues", "The Lady Sings The Blues", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "Just In Time", "Baltimore Oriole", and "How Little We Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple pinwheel label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Witchcraft ... CD 9.99

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Hank CrawfordTrue Blue ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good ... $3.99
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. Cover has a cutout hole & a name in marker on both sides.)

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Crosby Stills Nash & Young4 Way Street ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A live classic from CSNY – with long versions of "Southern Man", "Long Time Gone", "Ohio", "Carry On", "Triad", "Chicago", and "Love The One You're With". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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Xavier CugatOle! ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(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 Xavier CugatOle! (alternate cover) ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1, track 5.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis Plays Jazz Classics ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s/1965. Very Good ... $4.99
A mid 60s LP that compiles key tracks from early Miles Davis albums for Prestige – titles that include Worlkin, Relaxin, Steamin, and Cookin – all of which feature Miles playing with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones! Titles are truly all numbers that went onto become jazz classics in Miles' hands – and include "Oleo", "Tune Up", "Airegin", "Half Nelson", "Woody N You, and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has wear, two cutout notches, some marker on the front and pen on the back.)

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New 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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Joe DeriseJoe Derise With The Australian Jazz Quintet ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Good ... $4.99
Maybe the best work we've ever heard from Joe Derise – an overlooked male vocalist from the 50s, and one of our favorite of the generation! Joe's got a style that's not unlike some of his bigger contemporaries – like Bobby Troup or Matt Denis – a sophisticated style that's still plenty jazz, but which also avoids some of the too-heavy traps that other male singers might hit. There's a wonderfully light, fluid feel to the set – even on the ballads – and the album has sublime backing from the Australian Jazz Quintet, whose work on reeds from Dick Healey and Errol Buddle is might nice – as is the work on vibes by Jack Brokenshaw and piano by Bryce Rhode. Tracks include "Soon", "The Charm Of You", "Personality", "More & More", "Humpty Dumpty Heart", and "Spring In Old New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a mostly split bottom seam, a partially split spine, and some light wear and staining on the back.)

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DriftersI'll Take You Where The Music's Playing ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $9.99
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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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington – His Piano & His Orchestra At The Bal Masque ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
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 ... $6.99
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- ... $8.99
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 split top seam, some wear, and a peeled gloss finish, with an ink stamp and some light stains on the back.)

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New 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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Five (Shorty Rogers, Pete Jolly, Mel Lewis, & otheFive ... LP
RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
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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New Aretha FranklinThis Girl's In Love With You ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $2.99
Given that Atlantic's big claim to fame with Aretha was that they took her from being a supper club jazz singer and made her a hard soul act, we've always been a bit surprised at the way they chose to hook her up with some Bacharach tunes after her first few sides – giving her a classier uptown sound to mix with the deeper southern style that broke her out big. This album's a great example of how Aretha can mix the two styles – as it features the title rendition of "This Girl's In Love With You", and great versions of "Dark End Of The Street" and "Sit Down & Cry", and the sublime "Call Me", which is a perfect blend of the two styles in one song. And oddly, the "classier" material was recorded down in Miami, Atlantic's new home for soul in the south. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available This Girl's In Love With You ... CD 2.99

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New Freedom Sounds featuring Wayne HendersonPeople Get Ready ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $8.99
A great batch of sunny soul jazz numbers – recorded by Wayne Henderson at a time when he was scoring big with the Jazz Crusaders! This combo's very much in the vein of Wayne's work with that more famous group – but they've got a bit of a tighter approach, playing more in a "soul instrumental" mode that mixes jazz soloing with complicated percussion and bits of Latin rhythms. Henderson plays this cool orange trombone on the record (pictured on the cover!), in a mode that recalls some of Fred Wesley's more jazz-based work – and titles include "Things Go Better", "Respect", "Cucamonga", "Orbital Velocity", and "Cathy The Cooker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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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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Ron Geesin & Rogers WatersMusic From The Body ... LP
Harvest (UK), 1970. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An incredibly tripped-out record – of the sort we're stunned was ever recorded for a major! The work's a side project of Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, done in collaboration with Ron Geesin for a film directed by Roy Battersby – and it's a shifting landscape of short experimental tracks, easily drifting back and forth between off-kilter instrumental numbers to sing-songy vocal ones that are far madder than Syd Barrett's work ever was. There's some nice folksy touches that sit by the tripped-out guitar work – and overall, the album's relatively introspective, especially for the setting, with less of the guitar-churning sound than you'd expect from Floyd at this point! Titles include "Body Transport", "Embryonic Womb Walk", "Give Birth To A Smile", "Chain Of Life", "Dance Of The Red Corpuscles", "Our Song", and "Bridge Passage For Three Plastic Teeth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great UK pressing – green Harvest label with EMI logo. Cover has light wear.)

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Stan GetzBrothers ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1952. Very Good ... $6.99
A classic Prestige LP that compiles earlier sides by Getz – four tunes from a 1949 session recorded under Stan Getz & His Four Brothers, with Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, and Brew Moore – all blowing with Getz in a real "brothers-like" sax section sound. The remaining 4 tracks feature Stan and Al Cohn, working in a 1952 session with Geroge Wallington and Kai Winding – on some nice light boppish tracks that have that sweet smooth Getz tone firmly in place. The album's got a great Don Martin cover, and titles include "Battleground", "Five Brothers", "Four & One Moore", "Red Door", and "Zoot Case". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue 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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Eydie GormeEydie Gorme Vamps The Roaring 20s ... LP
ABC, 1958. Very Good ... $0.49
A surprisingly great album from Eydie Gorme – quite different than you might expect from the cover! Normally, we'd cringe at the idea of a "roaring 20s" set of tunes – but Eydie really does a great job with the material – taking tunes from a few decades before, and reworking them with a more modern, jazz-based approach – done with plenty of help on backings from Don Costa! Gorme's young vocals are great with the material – and the set features some surprisingly nice versions of "I Wanna Be Loved By You", "When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Chicago", and "Singin In The Rain" – plus "Let's Do It", "My Buddy", and "My Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, with a sticker on the back.)

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Friedrich GuldaMusic For 4 Soloists & Band No 1 ... LP
Saba/MPS (Germany), 1965. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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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Slide HamptonJazz With A Twist ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good- ... $4.99
A firey stormer from the great Slide Hampton! The album's one of his few early sides for Atlantic – and like the others, it's a groundbreaking batch of larger group material, with slide out front on trombone, and the rest of the ensemble vamping along like a tight Blue Note combo. Players are excellent – and include George Coleman on tenor, Horace Parlan on piano, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, and Ray Barretto on drums – and Slide makes them come together so tightly, you'd think they were working together every night of the week! Titles include "The Barbarians", "Strollin", "The Jazz Twist", "Red Top", "Slide Slid", and "Day In Day Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has light wear, a small split on the bottom seam, some light stains, and two small pieces of tape.)

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Herbie HarperFive Brothers (aka Herbie Harper Quintet) ... LP
Tampa, 1955. Very Good ... $24.99
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.)
Also available Five Brothers (aka Herbie Harper Quintet) ... CD 8.99

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Red HollowaySax, Strings & Soul ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $13.99
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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Freddie HubbardBlack Angel ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
A totally fantastic set from the turn of the 70s, and one of Freddie Hubbard's most soulful, spiritual albums ever – a seminal chapter in the evolution of soul jazz – and a record that was a keen inspiration for changes to come on labels like Strata East and Black Jazz! The group here features Kenny Barron on both electric and acoustic piano – really stretching out with a hip, open sort of sound – possibly his first of this type on record – and other players include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Reggie Workman on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and Patato Valdes on added percussion – giving a more complicated groove to the best numbers. Tunes are all long and well-penned – three by Freddie himself ("Eclipse", "Spacetrack", "Gittin' Down"), one by Kenny Barron ("Black Angel"), and one by Walter Bishop (the original recording of his classic "Coral Keys"!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has some discoloration, but looks good overall.)
Also available Black Angel ... CD 9.99

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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
Also available Keep Your Soul Together/Polar AC/Skagly ... CD 7.99

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Freddie HubbardKeep Your Soul Together/Polar AC/Skagly ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), 1973/1975/1980. Used 2CD ... $7.99
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
(Includes original slipcase.)
Also available Keep Your Soul Together/Polar AC/Skagly ... CD 19.99

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Jazz PickersCommand Performance – The Jazz Pickers Featuring Red Norvo ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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 JBsDoing It To Death/Everybody Got Soul ... 7-inch
People, 1973. Very Good ... $9.99
2 killers by the JBs! "Doing It To Death" is one of their best tracks from the early days – with a funky riffing sound you'll know immediately. "Everybody Got Soul" is an excellent party track with a great Maceo solo – lots of grooves, and the band is tight tight tight! Original People single, and you'll never find a louder version! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing. Label has some marker.)

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Budd JohnsonLet's Swing ... LP
Prestige/Swingville, 1960. Very Good- ... $11.99
Let's Swing – and swing Budd does, in that wonderfully easy-going manner of his – a style that seems almost effortless at times, but which always comes across with plenty of soul! Johnson's tenor is a great fit for the style of Prestige's Swingville label – as he has plenty of room, and few constrictions – a great space to open up alongside players who include Keg Johnson on trombone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. The tracks have that easy-grooving style of the Swingville series – a bit Verve-ish, but with some rougher edges, an important detail, given Budd's tenor style. Titles include "Blues By Budd", "Uptown Manhattan", "Falling In Love With Love", and "Downtown Manhattan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label Swingville pressing with deep groove. Cover has tape residue on the seams, light wear, some aging, and pen on the back. Labels have some marker.)

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Barney Kessel & Harold LandEl Tigre ... LP
Charlie Parker, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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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King CrimsonLarks' Tongues In Aspic ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good- ... $8.99
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(Red & green label pressing. Cover has some wear, a mostly split spine, splitting and masking tape on the top and bottom seams, and some light stains.)

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King Pleasure/Annie RossKing Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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Roland KirkVolunteered Slavery ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $7.99
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.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsLetter Full Of Tears/You Broke Your Promise ... 7-inch
Fury, 1961. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Yellow & red label pressing. Labels have small stickers.)

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Hubert LawsLaw's Cause ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $1.99
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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New Led ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
Led Zeppelin at peak power – mixing hard rock bombast with deep, genuine love for blues and folk guitars! Houses Of The Holy is the essential the blueprint for countless imitators to come – but it's also got smarts, subtleties and creative ambitious that's just plain lost on the watered wannabes that floated up in Zeppelin's wake. Titles include "The Crunge", "Over The Hills & Far Away", "The Song Remains The Same", "The Rain Song", "Dancing Days", "Dyer Maker", "No Quarter", and "The Ocean". LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd red & green label pressing with Rockefeller Plaza address, including the heavy inner sleeve, but without ribbon.)

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good- ... $19.99
One of the most monumental debuts in rock history – a record that hit the world like a led zeppelin, and left an impression for years to come! Led Zeppelin pretty much took over rock right from the beginning – which isn't too surprising, given that Jimmy Page had an in-demand guitar heavy for years already – but the power of this debut is still astonishing after all these years – a blistering blend of bluesy roots, psych fuzz, and razor-sharp instrumental dexterity! The whole thing's a gem – and titles include "Good Times Bad Times", "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" "You Shook Me", "Dazed And Confused", "Your Time Is Gonna Come", "Black Mountain Side", and "I Can't Quit You Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing # SD 19126. Cover has wear, and clear tape along part of the top & bottom seams.)
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Led Zeppelin ... CD 2.99
Led Zeppelin (deluxe 3LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 44.99

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New Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
One of the most supremely classic of all classic hard rock albums! As huge as the debut was, Led Zeppelin II is the record that proved that the group were going to be in it for the long haul – with a righteous raw power that's still being felt all these many decades later! Nobody else could touch this one – and the album is filled with iconic cuts that include "Whole Lotta Love", "Ramble On", and"Heartbreaker" – plus the ridiculous Bonzo showcase "Moby Dick", and "Bring It On Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label, cat # SD 19127.)
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Led Zeppelin II (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99
Led Zeppelin II (deluxe 2LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP 35.99

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New John LewisGolden Striker ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Serious compositional material by John Lewis – a series of work based upon the Italian tradition of commedia dell'arte, written for a larger group of brass instruments – and given a real "classics meets jazz" sort of vibe – but also handled with a gentle swing, too! Although Gunther Schuller's on the album in the French Horn section, Lewis himself conducts the ensemble – leading the brass section through a range of very short "fanfares" and longer tunes that feature Lewis on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Titles include "Fanfare 1", "Piazza Navona", "Odds Against Tomorrow", "Piazza Di Spagna", and "La Cantatrice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Ramsey LewisDancing In The Street ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
A late 60s groover from the second Ramsey Lewis trio – the one that features Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums, both doing a pretty great job of filling the spot vacated by Eldee Young and Red Holt! The album's a live one, cut in the successful mode of Ramsey's records with the Young/Holt group – mostly featuring familiar numbers transformed by the Lewis Trio's hard-grooving approach to their work! It's great to hear Maurice White in a pre-Earth Wind & Fire jazz setting – and the album's got a slightly more open sound than some of Ramsey's earlier live dates – especially on the Brazilian tinged numbers that include "Mood For Mendes", "Corcovado", and "Medley From Black Orpheus". Other tracks include "Struttin Lightly", "Dancing In The Street", "You Don't Know Me", and "What Now My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisNever On Sunday ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good- ... $4.99
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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New Herbie MannHerbie Mann At The Village Gate ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $1.99
Herbie Mann's at the Village Gate – really wailing away in a set of extended numbers that not only set a whole new standard for live recording in jazz, but which also pushed forward the role of the flute in the music as well! There's a heck of a lot of soul in the grooves here – served up by a totally cooking rhythm section that includes basses from Ben Tucker and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, percussion from Chief Bey and Ray Mantilla, and drums from Rudy Collins – plus some especially great work on vibes from Haygood Hardy, sounding beautifully chromatic underneath Herbie's sharp-edged work on flute! The set features a key reading of "Comin Home Baby" that runs for over 8 minutes long – plus great long versions of "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Herbie Mann At The Village Gate ... CD 9.99

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Herbie Mann & The Afro-Jazz Sextet + Four TrumpetsCommon Ground ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great little record, filled with loads of cross-cultural influences that make for one of the most exotic Herbie Mann albums of the 60s! The group's billed as the Afro-Jazz Sextet– but has a strong Latin vibe as well – a bit of an echo of the experiments Herbie Mann did with Latin jazz previously on labels like Verve and United Artists – but given a bit more of the Atlantic-era punch here as well! The group features some wonderful vibes from John Rae – whose tones ring out beautifully on some of the best numbers – plus a mix of Latin and African-styled percussion from Ray Barretto, Olatunjii, and Ray Mantilla – who really make the record cook. A few tunes feature an added trumpet group, and the rest are mostly just flute and percussion – on titles that include "St Thomas", "Walkin", "Uhuru", "High Life", and "Sawa Sawa De". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Shelly Manne, Andre Previn & Red MitchellBells Are Ringing ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good- ... $6.99
An overlooked set from the late 50s show-meets-jazz run of Shelly Manne and Andre Previn – a cool jazz instrumental take on the score to Bells Are Ringing! As with other Manne/Previn pairings, the music is incredibly sprightly – some of the best jazz Andre ever recorded in the 50s, with piano lines that are a lot more fluid and freewheeling than on his mood music sets for other labels – and Manne's careful approach to percussion makes for lots of light, lyrical rhythms – which have plenty of support in spirit from the wonderful bass of Red Mitchell. Titles include two versions of "The Party's Over" – one slow, one as a "party" version – plus "I Met A Girl", "Just In Time", "It's A Perfect Relationshi", "Is It A Crime", "Mu Cha Cha", and "Long Before I Knew You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, with some stains on the back.)

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New Jack McDuffMidnight Sun ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Hard to find McDuff album that features some great material recorded during the mid 60s, and not available elsewhere! The album features a setting that's mostly quartet material – with McDuff's classic group of Red Holloway, George Benson, and Joe Dukes, but on one track, they're backed by the bigger arrangements of Benny Golson, who was doing some great work with the group at the time! Tracks are fairly long, with lots of fire from McDuff and Benson – and titles include "Stop It", "Midnight Sun", "Love Walked In", and "Misconstrued". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small name in pen.)

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Jack McDuffSoul Circle ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Very Good ... $9.99
An excellent album of long jazzy grooves by Brother Jack McDuff – and one that has him really breaking past the tighter style of early years, into the long complicated modal style that graced his best later work. The material was most likely recorded earlier than the record's 1968 release date – by 2 different groups with classic McDuff bandmates, like George Benson, Harold Vick, Red Holloway, and Joe Dukes. Includes the massive "Lew's Piece", plus versions of "More" and "Opus de Funk" that are both very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a stain along the top seam, with heavy edge wear, a small peeled spot on front, and initials in marker on back.)

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Howard McGhee & Milt JacksonHoward McGhee & Milt Jackson ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. Good+ ... $38.99
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(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 Modern Jazz QuartetEuropean Concert Vol 1 ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good ... $3.99
Volume 1 of a double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. Titles include "Django", "Bluesology", "La Ronde", "Festival Sketch", "Vendome", "Odds Against Tomorrow", "I Should Care", and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & red label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Gerry MulliganJazz Combo From I Want To Live! ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 ... LP
World Pacific, 1954. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
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 Pacific Jazz in gatefold cover.)

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New 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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Turk Murphy & Wally RoseMusic Of Jelly Roll Morton (original pressing) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Heavy red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light aging.)

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Marty Paich, Herbie Harper, Larry Bunker, et alJazz City Workshop ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
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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Oscar PetersonPastel Moods ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
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.)

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New Oscar Peterson with Clark TerryOscar Peterson Trio + One ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Oscar Peterson's trio is augmented here by a famous guest – trumpeter Clark Terry, whose horn adds a nice bit of punctuation to the set, and makes the record a strong standout in the 60s catalogs of both players! The addition of Terry to the record is a great one – as Clark's rising fame at the time merges nicely with the popularity of the Peterson group – and since both players share a talent for mixing earthy moments with tighter playing, the whole thing comes off pretty darn nicely! Peterson's piano is supported by rhythm work from Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – and Terry not only plays trumpet and flugelhorn, but also vocalizes a slight bit too – sometimes at the same point he's playing his horn! Titles include "Mumbles", "Mack The Knife", "Jim", "Blues For Smedley", "Brotherhood Of Man", and "Incoherent Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small stain on back.)

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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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Andre PrevinPal Joey ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good- ... $2.99
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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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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Python Lee JacksonIn A Broken Dream ... LP
GNP, 1972. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Later red label pressing. Cover has a "Guest Star Rod Stewart" logo, with some wear, a partially split top seam, and some light stains on the back.)

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Rayfield Reid & The MagnificentsTreat You Right ... LP
Ken Tone, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An obscure little set from the tiny Nashville label Ken Tone – and the only full-length set we've seen from Rayfield Reid & The Magnificents! Rayfield Reid sings both ballads and funky tunes – and the album's a great little bit of indie soul, with more than enough tracks to please fans of any sort of soul genre! The set's got a great 2 part funky cut called "Stick Shift" – which has a nice clavinet solo near the end – and it's also got some great ballads and mellow cuts, like the sweet soul numbers "Our Alibi" and "I Ain't Gonna Quit". Also includes the nice funk cut "Ride My Red Wagon", which has a jaunty rough ride – just like you're rolling down a hill in a tiny red wagon! Other tracks include "Dynamite Party", "I've Got Everything", and "Treat You Right". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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