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Orquesta RiversideCha-Hua-Hua ... LP
Puchito, Early 60s/1992. Very Good .... $8.99
Classic early 60's material by this excellent Cuban orchestra, with vocals by Tito Gomez on most of the tracks. The cuts are short, with tight ensemble playing and a very loud sound! Includes the tracks "Oriente Querido", "Otra Descarga", "Chacharuguao", "Cha-Hua-Hua", and "Hola, Professor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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New Johnny LytleMoon Child (ABC/Riverside) ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest early albums by Johnny Lytle – and a very tasty set of tracks that has a slightly different kick than usual. Johnny's regular trio with Milt Harris on organ and Peppy Hinant on drums is joined by Steve Cooper on bass and Ray Barretto on congas – which gives the tracks a fuller sound, and a nicely rolling groove from the conga. The vibes and organ still dominate strongly – which is ok by us – and the sound is opened past Johnny's regular stepping groove. Titles include a number of nice originals like "The House Of Winchester", "Moon Child", and "The Moor Man" – plus "Work Song" and "A Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and label has a small bit of pen.)
 
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Nat Adderley & The Big Sax SectionThat's Right! ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good .... $9.99
Nat's trumpet is backed up by the "big sax section" here – a trio of reed players that includes Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Heath, and Charlie Rouse, plus some additional baritone work by Tate Houston. The groove's pretty swinging – kind of in the mode of early work with Cannonball Adderley in that it's not as "in the pocket" soul jazz wise, but still quite strong overall. Heath and Jimmy Jones did the arrangements, and the rhythm section features Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks include "Tadd", "The Old Country", "Chordnation", and "ESP". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing. Cover has some wear, marker on the front, two cutout holes and some tape on the corners.)

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Lovie AustinLovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders – 1924 to 1926 ... LP
Riverside (Netherlands), Mid 20s. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $9.99
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(Includes original booklet inside the gatefold.)

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Oscar Brand with Erik DarlingAmerican Drinking Songs ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good .... $8.99
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(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a mostly split top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, some wear, aging, a bit of sticker residue, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Buck ClaytonClassic Swing Of Buck Clayton ... LP
Riverside, 1946. Very Good- .... $2.99
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(Blue and silver label, with microphone label and deep groove! Cover has some light wear and a bit of seam splitting on top and bottom.)

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Louis Cottrell TrioBourbon Street – New Orleans The Living Legends ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good .... $14.99
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(Original pressing. Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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Matthew GeeJazz by Gee! ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Good .... $6.99
A wailier! Trombonist Matthew Gee is a lost groover from the hard side – and this album is one of the few that he ever cut under his own name. Far from the sleepier players on the instrument, Gee knows how to cook just like Bennie Green – and his company in this album includes Ernie Henry, Frank Foster, Wilbur Ware, and Art Taylor, all cookers themselves! The record features 3 great originals – "Gee!", "Kingston Lounge", and "The Boys From Brooklyn" – plus some mellower standards, and the nice track "Joram". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label with silver text – deep groove and undersized. Vinyl has marks, but plays decently enough overall. Cover has a bit of tape on the edges, but isn't bad.)

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Tommy Gwaltney's Kansas City Nine with Buck ClaytoGoin To Kansas City ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- .... $16.99
Trad revival material by this group that featured Buck Claton on trumpet, Dickie Wells on trombone, Tommy Newson on tenor, Charlie Byrd on guitar, and Gwaltney on alto, clarinet, and vibes. Tracks are short and include some originals, written in a classic 30s KC mode – plus a few older tunes. Titles include "Midnight Mama", "Hello Babe", "Kansas City Ballad", "The Jumping Blues", "Walter Page", and "The New Tulsa Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue/silver label, with microphone logo, and deep groove – in really great shape! Cover has one light scratch.)

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Budd JohnsonBudd Johnson & The Four Brass Giants ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good .... $11.99
Budd Johnson was one of those players from the old days who was continually drawing praise from younger and hipper musicians – crediting Budd with a tone and talent that was forever an inspiration to them. Case in point is this 1960 session, issued as part of the hip Cannonball Adderley Presents series on Riverside – one in which Budd is given free reign to arrange the albums tracks, coming up with a nice batch of originals and interesting tunes that show him to be a much more complex player than might be expected. The players include a four piece trumpet section with Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Ray Nance – and rhythm is by Tommy Flanagan, Joe Benjamin, and Herb Lovelle. Tracks include "Blues For Lester", "All My Love", "Trinity River Bottom", and "Driftwood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy blue label Riverside pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Bev KellyBev Kelly In Person ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- .... $4.99
We're always big fans of Bev Kelly's work, but this album is way hipper than the usual vocal album of its type from the time – thanks to a sweet little lineup that features Pony Poindexter on alto sax and Flip Nunez on piano! The presence of Poindexter's horn is always a treat, on the handful of smaller group sides he cut from this time – and Nunez's piano lines have an inherently rhythmic groove that comes out even on the mellower numbers – which often are somewhat spacious, but stepping along with a gentle groove underneath Kelly's fantastic vocals. Part of the credit for this groove goes to Johnny Allen, whose work on bass is great – and the group's completed by the drums of Tony Johnson, who's a bit more down in the mix. Titles include "Long Ago & Far Away", "My Foolish Heart", "Night & Day", "Just Friends", "Love Letters", "This Is Always", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with insert. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Johnny LytleGroove (aka The Village Caller) ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... $7.99
Late 60's issue of the album previously released as The Village Caller, recorded in the early part of the decade. The set's funky vibes classic – and a landmark side from Detroit vibist Johnny Lytle! The set's one of the purest examples of Johnny's great early groove – a tightly stepping version of soul jazz that played big in the clubs at the time, and which has forever made Lytle one of the favorites of the mod jazz dance circuit! Lytle mixes his own heavy work on vibes with some great work from his regular trio members Milt Harris on organ and William "Peppy" Hinnant on drums – augmented here by some additional bass from Bob Cranshaw and percussion from Willie Rodriguez. The sound is strong and tight – arguably even more classic than that of Lytle's Tuba recordings – and the title cut "Village Caller" is a wonderfully angular groover that still gets heavy play in Chicago to this day! Other tracks include the modal dancer "Kevin Devin", plus the tracks "Pedro Strodder", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Solitude", and "Unhappy Happy Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Johnny LytleVillage Caller ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good .... $9.99
A funky vibes classic – and a landmark set from Detroit vibist Johnny Lytle! The set's one of the purest examples of Johnny's great early groove – a tightly stepping version of soul jazz that played big in the clubs at the time, and which has forever made Lytle one of the favorites of the mod jazz dance circuit! Lytle mixes his own heavy work on vibes with some great work from his regular trio members Milt Harris on organ and William "Peppy" Hinnant on drums – augmented here by some additional bass from Bob Cranshaw and percussion from Willie Rodriguez. The sound is strong and tight – arguably even more classic than that of Lytle's Tuba recordings – and the title cut "Village Caller" is a wonderfully angular groover that still gets heavy play in Chicago to this day! Other tracks include the modal dancer "Kevin Devin", plus the tracks "Pedro Strodder", "Green Dolphin Street", "Solitude", and "Unhappy Happy Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum pressing. Cover has some wear, staining, some seam splitting, and tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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Mangione Brothers SextetJazz Brothers ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- .... $1.99
Think what you want about Chuck and his 70s hits, this version of the Mangione Brothers is a cooker! Chuck is on trumpet, Gap is on piano, and the rest of the group features Larry Combs on alto, Sal Nistico on tenor, Bill Saunders on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums – all grooving in a nice soul jazz bounce that's clearly influenced by Cannonball Adderley – no surprise, since Cannon produced the set! Titles include the strong originals "Something Different", "Struttin With Sandra", "The Gap", and "Alice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, tape on the seams, marker on the front and back, and a peeled spot covered with marker and tape on the front.)
Also available Jazz Brothers ... CD 3.99

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Thelonious Monk & Gerry MulliganMulligan Meets Monk ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good .... $18.99
An unlikely pair, but a great one here – and the record's one of those few magical moments where bringing together unusual partners actually works! Mulligan's cool hardly seems a match for Monk's angular modernism, but together the players seem to strike a middle ground that resonates with the strength of both – a sound that cuts a bit more edge on Gerry's normally smooth baritone, and which still lets Monk's keys flow into wonderful twists and turns. Rhythm is by the great bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Shadow Wilson – and titles include the Monk classics "Straight No Chaser", "Rhythm A Ning", "Round Midnight", and "I Mean You" – plus a version of Mulligan's "Decidedly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo. Cover has some wear & a name in marker.)
Also available Mulligan Meets Monk ... CD 5.99

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New Jelly Roll MortonClassic Jazz Piano Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, 1923/1924. Very Good+ .... $23.99
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Bill PerkinsQuietly There ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1966/1970. Very Good .... $1.99
Amazing work from west coast saxophonist Bill Perkins – playing here in a mode that's quite different than his more famous 50s recordings! The style here is almost one you'd hear on late 60s A&M Records – definitely "quietly there", with a blend of Perkins' reeds and light organ, piano, guitar, and percussion. The style is very subtle, and often very spare – mixed differently on each number, and shaded nicely with an equal focus on sound shapes as on jazz. There's a bit of a late 60s Paul Desmond feel here, but even more restrained – and other players include Victor Feldman on piano and organ, John Pisano on guitars, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Emily", "Quietly There", "Time For Love", "Just A Child", and "Shining Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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Max RoachDeeds Not Words (multiple photo cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ .... $13.99
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the directions Max would explore fully on the Candid, Impulse, and Fantasy labels in the 60s – an approach to hardbop that often really pushes its limits – not content to simply set up solos for the players, and instead moving with a much more forceful energy overall! Group members include Booker Little on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Ray Draper on tuba, and Art Davis on bass – and the lack of a piano makes for a very exciting sound! The album's got 2 great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", and the groundbreaking "Conversation" – a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(60s ABC/Riverside pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a spot of sticker residue.)

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Bobby TimmonsFrom The Bottom ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s/1970. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Mellow trio material by Bobby, recorded in the final moments of the Riverside label in its first incarnation, but not issued until 1970, when ABC took over the label's holdings. The set's notable in that Bobby plays vibes on 2 tracks, and also performs an unaccompanied piano solo on another. Backing is by the very sensitive Sam Jones and Jimmy Cobb, and titles include "From The Bottom", "Moanin", "Samba Triste", and "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie JeffersonLetter From Home ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
The beginning of a whole new chapter of greatness for singer Eddie Jefferson – a record that took his older style of putting words to jazz solos, and updated it nicely for a new generation in the 60s! Eddie's got a rootsy look on the cover, but the sound here is snappingly hip and sophisticated throughout – a cool soul jazz take on vocalese that's right up there with the best solo work by Jon Hendricks, and sung in a similarly raspy style. The group shifts a bit from track to track – between small combo and larger ensemble arranged by Ernie Wilkins – and players include Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Johnny Griffin on tenor, James Moody on alto and flute, Junior Mance and Joe Zawinul on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar. Titles include some great original lyrics by Jefferson on the tunes "Soft & Furry", "Keep Walkin", "Things Are Getting Better", and "Back In Town" – and equally great vocals on versions of "Letter From Home", "Billie's Bounce", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Jelly Roll MortonBoyhood Memories Vol 1 ... LP
Riverside, 1938. Very Good- .... Just Sold Out!
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(Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has some wear, some staining, seam splitting, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, and some marker on the back.)

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New VariousNew Orleans Boys 1918 to 1927 ... LP
Riverside (France), Late 10s/1920s. Near Mint- Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
Includes tracks by the Original New Orleans Jazz Band, Naylor's Seven Aces, Al Siegel's Orchestra, Husk O'Hare's Super Orchestra Of Chicago, and Gowan's Rhapsody Makers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original booklet inside the gatefold.)

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New Pepper Adams10 to 4 At The 5 Spot ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from saxophonist Pepper Adams – quite possibly one of his most hard-blowing sets on record! The album's a live date, recorded at the legendary Five Spot – and the group here is a swinging one with plenty of soul jazz touches – a combo that includes a young Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Donald Byrd on trumpet, Doug Watkins on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all playing together at the height of their youthful powers! But even amidst all those heavyweights, Pepper Adams is clearly the star of the set – playing with a tone that's unbelievable – almost more tenor-like than a baritone sax, and filled with feeling throughout, even on the mellower moments. Donald Byrd sits out on one track, leaving Adams to dominate the ballad "You're My Thrill" – but he returns to the fold in tight formation on versions of "Hastings Street Bounce", "Yourna", "Tis", and "The Long Two/Four". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Cannonball AdderleyThem Dirty Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the all-time great ones by Cannonball! This record captures him in the prime of his early soul jazz fame – working with an unbelievably heavy quintet that featured Bobby Timmons on piano (with Barry Harris sitting in on a few tracks), Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and brother Nat Adderley on cornet. The quintet forged a sound that made them an immediate hit – and which had their tight, jagged, soul-drenched sound getting copied by everyone. The record features some amazing soul jazz standards – like Nat's original version of "Work Song", the first-ever record of Timmons' amazing "Dat Dere", Cannon's slinky "Them Dirty Blues", and the jaunty groover "Jeannine", a wonderful cut by Duke Pearson that never sounded better! The CD features alternates of "Work Song" and "Dat Dere" – for a total of 9 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove! Cover has some wear.)

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New Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong In New York – 1924 to 1925 ... LP
Riverside (Netherlands), 1924/1925. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes original booklet inside the gatefold.)

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New Charlie ByrdBossa Nova Pelos Passaros ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guitarist Charlie Byrd was one of the first American players to record bossa nova tunes – but although his work with Stan Getz has always been well-documented, some of the titles under his own name can be quite hard to come by. This is one of the best ones that Charlie cut on his own – and it features tight guitar work in a mode that's similar to that used by Baden Powell on his early bossa recordings, augmented by trio rhythms – plus some occasional larger backings by Walter Raim, and some extended group settings that feature Charlie Hampton on alto, Earl Swope on trombone, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion. Tracks include "Ho Ba La La", "Samba Triste", "Yvone", "O Barquinho", "Un Abraco Do Bonfa", and "O Passaro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with microphone logo. Cover has a spot of tape with a rip on the spine, splitting and some rips along the bottom on the back, and some pen scribbles and marker on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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New Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the use of the piano in jazz, but also the bass and drums as well – as LaFaro's deeply evocative playing is paired with the equally fresh drum work of Paul Motian – heard here at his youthful early best, before some of his contributions to jazz had become cliche in the hands of other players. The session was caught live at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 25, 1961 – and titles include longish takes on "Solar", "Jade Visions", "Gloria's Step", and "Alice In Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ernie HenryLast Chorus ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fitting title for a wonderful record – the last album issued under the name of altoist Ernie Henry – an amazing 50s player who recorded famously with Thelonius Monk, but only got to make a handful of his own dates before an untimely early death! The posthumous release brings together some unreleased material cut by Henry for Riverside in a few different styles – a hip octet session with Melba Liston on trombone, Benny Golson on tenor, and Lee Morgan on trumpet; a piano-less quartet date cut with Kenny Dorham on trumpet; a session with Monk on piano and Sonny Rollins on tenor; and a quartet date with Wynton Kelly on piano. Titles include "Melba's Tune", "Cleo's Chant", "Ba Lu Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Like Someone In Love", "All The Things You Are", and "Beauty & The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Preston Jackson/Jelly James/Chicago StompersCollectors Items Vol 3 – More Examples Of Rare Early Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, Mid 20s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of early 78rpm material – with work from Preston Jackson's Uptown Band, Jelly James & His Fewsicians, Chicago Stompers, and Triangle Harmony Boys. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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New Johnny LytleGot That Feeling! ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album of vibes and organ from Johnny Lytle – just a trio session, but one that packs the punch of a full group! As with other early gems from Johnny, the players include Peppy Hinant on drums and Milt Harris on organ, and they're also augmented by some guest work by Milt Hinton. The album includes a number of Lytle classics – great modal numbers like "Big John Grady" and "Lela" – plus tracks that include "Pow Wow", "Got That Feelin", and "The Soulful One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear. Vinyl has a short click on the first two tracks.)

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New Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two at the Blackhawk ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning pre-Columbia session from Thelonious Monk – a really great live date that has Monk's familiar quartet augmented by west coast players Joe Gordon on trumpet and Harold Land on tenor! Given that Charlie Rouse is already in the group on tenor, the addition of Land's horn makes for a very soulful set – and Gordon's one of those players we love whenever we get a chance to hear him on record, which isn't that often, given how few sessions he cut! Other players include John Ore on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – and titles include "Four In One", "Let's Call This", and "Worry Later". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing – with silver text and microphone logo. Cover has light wear, some light stains, some splitting on the spine and bottom seam, and some small tack holes along the top and bottom.)

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New Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) (2nd cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wes Montgomery's first album as a leader – a relatively obscure set that has him playing in a trio with Indianapolis bandmates Mel Rhyne on organ and Paul Parker on drums – a mode that strongly recalls Montgomery's roots in the Indy scene at the time!. The groove is straight and simple, but the real charm is Wes' chromatic lines on guitar – already quite distinctive among his contemporaries, and allowed ample room to express their voice in this setting. Titles include "Ecorah", "Missile Blues", "Too Late Now", "Jingles", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Orphem pressing.)

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New John Williams Synco Jazzers/Windy Rhythm Kings/KinCollectors Items Vol 2 – Rare & Outstanding Examples Of Early Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, Mid 20s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of early 78rpm material – with two tracks each by John Williams Synco Jazzers, Windy Rhythm Kings, King Mutt & His Tennessee Thumpers, and Clarence Jones Sock Four. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Cannonball Adderley with Bossa Rio SextetCannonball's Bossa Nova ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Used .... Out Of Stock
Bossa madness – and a really hard to find pressing of this album! Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with microphone logo. Cover has some wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some pen on the back.)

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New Montgomery BrothersGroove Yard ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Used .... Out Of Stock
Ah for the genius of the Montgomery Brothers – a sweet combo from the Indy scene that featured Wes Montgomery alongside brothers Monk and Buddy! Wes is on guitar, natch, Buddy plays piano, Monk bass, and Bobby Thomas joins the group on drums – all grooving in a style that's a bit like some of Wes' early small group albums from the same time. But given Monk and Buddy's playful and often melodic approach to rhythm, there's an added sound going on here – one that's subtly exotic, and very much like the pair's work in The Mastersounds. The tracks are all around 5 minutes long, with good ensemble playing, and tight short solos – and titles include "Back To Back", "Doujie", "Just For Now", and "Groove Yard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, a mark from sticker removal, a split top seam, some splitting on the other seams, and light stains on the back.)

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New California RamblersJazz Of The Roaring Twenties (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, Late 20s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Features very early work from The California Ramblers – recorded in New York, with early work from Red Nichols on trumpet, Tommy Dorsey on trombone, Jimmy Dorsey on clarinet, and Adrian Rollini on bass sax! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mark MurphyRah ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Used .... Out Of Stock
Great early work by Mark Murphy – a set that's different than the cool breeziness of his 70s work, and done with an approach that's a lot hipper than most of his 60s contemporaries! Ernie Wilkins handles the arrangements, and there's a rollicking soul jazz groove here that's a bit unusual for Murphy – but which makes for a nice change from his earlier work for Decca or Capitol. As with most of Mark's records, the tunes are very well-chosen, and go way past the obvious – a set list that includes Fran Landesman's great "Stoppin The Clock", Jon Hendricks' lyrics to Horace Silver's "Doodlin", Annie Ross' famous vocalese version of "Twisted", and hip takes on jazz standards "Green Dolphin Street", "Milestones", and "Out Of This World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo. Cover is worn, with staining, an ink stamp, a bit of sticker residue, and tape on the seams.)

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New Bobby TimmonsSoul Time ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Used .... Out Of Stock
A real standout set from Bobby Timmons – one of his few non-trio sessions as a leader, and a record that crackles with the same sort of energy he brought to his work with the Jazz Messengers! Of course, that's no surprise – as the quartet on the set includes Bobby's boss at the time, drummer Art Blakey – as well as always-great bassist Sam Jones (who Bobby worked with in the Cannonball Adderley group), and trumpeter Blue Mitchell, stepping out nicely on top to give the album a well-rounded and soulful spirit. The set includes some great originals, too – the kind of rolling Timmons' numbers that made him one of the freshest writers of his generation – as you'll hear on "So Tired", "Soul Time", "Stella B", and "One Mo'". Hard to find, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Vinyl has a number of marks & plays with some crackling. Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, splitting & tape on the other seams, a peeled spot in one corner, & a couple of stains.)
 
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Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good .... $19.99
A classic set that brings the east coast tenor of Sonny Rollins into contact with a west coast rhythm section of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne! Despite Rollins' silly look on the cover, and the album's overall "western" theme, the session's a brilliant one – right up there with Sonny's strongest trio sides of the late 50s, and a key link in a string of excellent recordings for Blue Note, Prestige, and Riverside! The lack of a piano really opens up the style of the set – letting Sonny explore freely on his solos, while Brown's bass and Manne's drums do more than enough to keep the rhythms going on their own. Solos aren't as "out" as on the Village Vanguard sessions, but certainly every bit as inspired – and titles include "I'm An Old Cowhand", "Solitude", "Come, Gone", "Way Out West", and "Wagon Wheels". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese 70s pressing, with obi.)

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New Mongo SantamariaYambu ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $8.99
One of Mongo's great early records, with a spooky Afro-Cuban sound, and a great assortment of drummers that includes Francisco Aquabella, Carlos Vidal, Willie Bobo, and Modesto Duran. The overall vibe is much more traditional than Mongo's other albums – and there's none of the pop Latin jazz of his years at Columbia records, or his "Watermelon Man" era at Riverside. Cuts include "Mi Guanguanco", "Timbales & Bongo", "Yeye", and "Columbia", and the sound is nice and raw. Cool cover, too, with a sort of voodoo drawing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cool red vinyl pressing – OJC. Cover has light wear, and a small stain on the back.)

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New Big Mama ThorntonSaved ... LP
Pentragram, 1971. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
A retro rootsy session from one of the unsung founders of rock n roll – a set of gospel tunes recorded for the Warner Pentragram subsidiary in the early 70s, done in a style that's in keeping with the "let's sell rootsy black music to the white liberal audience" that Warner was doing a lot in the early 70s. Titles include "Down by the Riverside", "Oh Happy Day", "Lord Save Me", and "Go Down Moses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staining along the edges, some wear, and some some seam splitting, with some wrinkling and bits of stuck-on paper along the bottom.)

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New Wes MontgomeryEchoes Of Indiana Avenue ... LP
Resonance, 1957/1958. Used 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of lost work from Wes Montgomery – very early recordings done in his native Indianapolis, and packaged with a great book of vintage photos as well! The set offers a key look at Wes' music before he moved onto greater fame out west – a great slice of sounds that are closest to his small combo work for Riverside, but which have an even homier feel overall thanks to the presence of some live performances mixed in with the studio sessions! Recording quality is great throughout, and tapes have been very lovingly restored – making the package way more than just a relic, and more a whole new listening experience from the early years of Wes – a magnificent way to hear that legendary tone, already full-formed at the start. Players include some real stalwarts from the Indy scene – including Mel Rhyne on both piano and organ, Earl Van Riper on piano, and on one track, brothers Buddy Montgomery on bass and Monk on piano. Titles include "Diablo's Dance", "Take The A Train", "Nica's Dream", "Round Midnight", "After Hours Blues", and "Misty". 22 page book comes with loads of photos and great essays! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 1000!)

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New Mel Rhyne SextetOrgan-izing ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of soul jazz – completely rare in the original pressing, and one of the few early albums ever cut by organist Melvin Rhyne! Rhyne first came to prominence as the organist with Wes Montgomery – and he hailed from Montgomery's hometown of Indianapolis, and had the distinction of appearing on an early trio album with Wes. This rare side as a leader has Rhyne heading up an all-star cast that includes Blue Mitchell, Johnny Griffin, Andy Simpkins, and Albert Tootie Heath – plus fellow Indiana resident Gene Harris, who plays piano on the session, which makes for a very unusual combination next to the organ! The tracks are all quite long – and the session's a lot more down-and-dirty than the usual work that was recorded on the Jazzland and Riverside labels, stretching out at an open-ended soul jazz pace that was much more the territory of Prestige Records. Tracks include "Blue Farouq", "Shoo Shoo Baby", and "Barefoot Sunday Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label mono Bill Grauer Productions pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Bobby TimmonsLittle Barefoot Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer trio work from pianist Bobby Timmons – a set that opens up with a lot more fire and freedom than some of his earlier dates for Riverside! When Timmons made the shift to Prestige, something really clicked in his playing – a new sense of energy, rhythm, and space that's all heard perfectly here! The album's a great little cooker that goes beyond some of the cliches that Bobby was hitting in his earlier days – cliches that weren't really a problem, given his strength as a player and musical vision – but which were a bit more apparent as everyone else was grabbing his bag. Here, he opens up into whole new territory – working with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Ray Lucas – really riding some great waves of sound on tracks that include "Little Barefoot Soul", "Cut Me Loose Charlie", "Walkin Wadin Sittin Ridin", "Ain't Thinkin Bout It", and "Little One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, and some aging on the back.)

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New Charlie ByrdBlues For Night People ... LP
Savoy, Late 50s. Used .... Out Of Stock
One of the earthiest albums ever cut by guitarist Charlie Byrd – a session that predates his better-known sides on Riverside and Columbia, and which definitely earns the "blues" in the title! Byrd's working here with his familiar trio of Keeter Betts on bass and Gus Johnson on drums – playing acoustic guitar, but in a way that's nicely laidback, and quite open overall – almost like Tiny Grimes, but a bit less hard-edged overall. Titles include the "Blues For Night People" suite on side one, plus "Blues My Naughtie Sweetie Taught Me", "Blue Prelude", and "Jive At Five". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New Johnny LytleHappy Ground! (Jazzland LP – 1961) ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Used .... Out Of Stock
One of Johnny Lytle's monster vibes 'n organ LPs from the early 60's. Released on the Jazzland subsidiary of Riverside, and a tough one to find! The album comes complete with the great original track "Lela", a jazz dance classic if there ever was one, and other nice tracks like "Happy Ground" and "Tag Along". Milt Harris plays organ, and Peppy Hinnant's on drums, giving the session the same great jumpy feel that he adds to all of Lytle's work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Teallabel Orpheum pressing. Cover has wear, a name in marke on both sides, and tape along all of the seams.)
 
 
 



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