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Jay HoggardRiverside Dance ... LP
India Navigation, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Hoggard on vibes, Onaje Allan Gumbs on pinao, Vernon Reid on guitar, Jerome Harris on bass, and Pheeroan Aklaff on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Riverside Jazz StarsJazz Version Of Kean ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $14.99
Early 60's all-star session that's loosely based around the score for the musical Kean, and which features Blue Mitchell, Bobby Timmons, Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter, and others – with arrangements by Jimmy Heath and Melba Liston. The tracks are short, with lively ensemble playing, and nice solos by Blue, Jimmy, and Bobby. Titles include "Sweet Danger", "Chime In!", and "Elena". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove.)

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New VariousDate With Riverside ... LP
Riverside, Mid/Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Cannonball AdderleyAfrican Waltz ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $7.99
Pretty darn hip stuff – and with some great soloing by Cannonball! The record features Adderley's alto fronting a large group conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring a host of hip players like Melba Liston, Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson, Ray Barretto, Sam Jones, and Wynton Kelly. The title track is a beautiful reading of Galt MacDermott's "African Waltz" – and other tracks include "Blue Brass Groove", "Something Different", "The Uptown", and "Letter From Home". Wilkins outdoes himself on this one, really providing some strong swinging arrangements that work well with the complicated groove of the project – and in a way, the record feels more like Randy Weston or Melba Liston's at the helm. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer productions pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has clear tape holding the top seam.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $11.99
Cannon's left his usual soul jazz combo for this album – and he's recording on the west coast with an all-star group that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The sound's a bit different than usual – with a strong focus on the solos of the big stars, and less on the tight grooving of the group – but that doesn't stop it from being a great set, and Cannon blows in a way that reminds us of his classic Mercury sides. Titles include "The Chant", "Azule Serape", "Never Will I Marry", and "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, some splitting on the other seams, and some small light stains on the back.)

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New Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's done in a similar spacious mode – with plenty of longish tracks that build upon the core groove set down by Joe Zawinul's piano, Sam Jones' bass, and Louis Hayes' drums – a perfect backdrop for the creative and complicated solos of Cannon on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, and oboe! The date was recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1962 – and titles include "Gemini", "Planet Earth", "Dizzy's Business", "Syn-anthesia", "Scotch & Water", and "Cannon's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light edge wear.)

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New Cannonball AdderleyPortrait Of Cannonball ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
A jazzy portrait of Cannonball Adderley in his early soul jazz prime – oddly one that doesn't feature his regular quintet lineup, but which more than makes up for that lack with a batch of players that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Bill Evans on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums! Given the personnel, the record's almost kind of a transition from Cannon's brief time with Miles Davis into his tighter more soul-inflected group to come – and Evans' piano provides an especially spacious sensibility here, one that marks the time spent with Miles nicely. Titles include "Nardis", "A Little Taste", "Minority", and "Blue Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Side 2 has marks that click a bit on tracks one and two. Cover has some wear and some stains.)

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New Cannonball Adderley QuintetCannonbal Adderley Quintet Plus ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $6.99
An all-star set from Cannonball Adderley – a hip standout in his pre-Capitol years for Riverside! The "plus" in the title is pianist Wynton Kelly – who works with the group wonderfully on 4 of the album's 6 tracks – bringing in a slightly different feel on the keys than you might get from some of Cannon's other albums – slightly lyrical at points, in a really great way. Rhythm is from the rock-solid team of Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – and of course Nat Adderley's also in the group on cornet, and Victor Feldman rounds out the ensemble on vibes, but also plays piano on the tracks that don't feature Kelly. There's a strong undercurrent of Adderley's Riverside soul jazz vibe on the set – and titles include "Arriving Soon", "New Delhi", "Winetone", "Well You Needn't", "Star Eyes", and "Lisa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover's back paste-on has a small light stain and a small edge rip.)

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Nat AdderleyMuch Brass ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Good ... $12.99
Despite the "much brass" tag in the title, this album's really just a sextet session – and not a clunky big brass ensemble one. Cannonball's brother plays with a very swingin' sextet that includes the brassy touches of Slide Hampton on trombone and Laymon Jackson on tuba. Wynton Kelly plays piano and Sam Jones is on bass, and the set grooves with a nice snapping rhythm section that keeps the brass players from getting to soppy. Nat's cornet has that pinched funky sound that he had when playing with his brother, and Hampton's trombone is as deep and soulful as always. Cuts include "Blue Concept", "Israel", "What Next?", and "Accents". All the material is very hip, and written by writers like Duke Pearson, Slide Hampton, Gigi Gryce, and Adderley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and a small center split in the spine.)

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Nat AdderleyWork Songs (Work Song/That's Right) ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Milestone 2-fer combining two of our favorite late 60s soul jazz LPs, that practically defined the genre – Work Song and That's Right! "Work Song" was a whopping hit for Nat, plus Cannonball's killer "Sack O Woe", played here by a firey group that includes the great Bobby Timmons on piano, and Wes Montgomery on guitar, making a rare non-leader group appearance. On the second set Nat's trumpet is backed up by a "big sax section" – 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. 17 tracks in all, including "Tadd", "The Old Country", "Chordnation", "ESP", "Scrambled Eggs", "Pretty Memory", and "Fallout". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click a bit on two tracks. Cover has some wear, a few stains, and some waviness on the back.)

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Lil Hardin ArmstrongLil Hardin Armstrong & Her Orchestra – Chicago The Living Legends ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Original pressing.)

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Harry ArnoldLet's Dance On Broadway! – The Hits From 6 Great Musicals ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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(Cover has a bit of pen on both sides and a small sticker on front.)

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Sidney BechetBechet – 12 Previously Unreleased Selections By The Master Of The Soprano Saxophone ... LP
Riverside, 1947. Very Good ... $6.99
Unreleased New York recordings – with players who include James P Johnson on piano, Albert Nicholas on clarinet, Wild Bill Davison on cornet, and George Brunis on trumbone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove blue and silver label pressing. Cover has light wear, and a light split on the top.)

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Bix Beiderbecke & Wingy ManoneOn The Road Jazz ... LP
Riverside, Late 20s. Very Good- ... $6.99
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(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has some moderate wear, a small split on the spine, and a few light stains.)

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Charlie ByrdLatin Impressions ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $1.99
The Latin Impressions here are more Brazilian than Cuban – and maybe a bit Spanish, too – given the strong use of acoustic guitar from Charlie Byrd! The set's got a laidback, open feel – and Byrd's guitar work is mighty deft, yet without all the frills and flowers of some of the more dramatic, emotive players of the time – a great illustration of the huge shift that the early bossa guitar recordings had at a global level. Byrd was one of the first big American proponents of bossa, and you can definitely hear that influence at work here – amidst additional guitar from Gene Byrd, bass from Keter Betts, and drums from Bill Reichenbach. A few tunes feature Charlie on solo guitar with no backing – and titles include "O Pato", "Homage A Villa Lobos", "Bogota", "Vals", "Samba De Uma Nota So", "Amor Flamengo", and "Azul Tiple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo.)

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James Clay & David Fathead NewmanSound Of The Wide Open Spaces ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Texas tenors locked in hard formation! The set's a wonderfully stripped-down set that has James Clay and David Fathead Newman playing head-to-head in a rootsy Texas tenor style jazz session – one that's a bit more open-ended and earthy than some of the faker tones on Newman's early work for Atlantic! The setting is nicely relaxed – New York blowing session, taken down south – and rhythm is from a trio that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, with lots of focus on the solos – and the set includes two hip compositions by Babs Gonzales – "Wide Open Spaces" and "Figger-ation" – plus the titles "Some Kinda Mean", "What's New", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Kenny Drew TrioJazz Impressions Of Pal Joey ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good- ... $24.99
Familiar numbers – but done quite nicely, thanks to the warm early talents of Kenny Drew! The style here is a bit more lyrically evocative than some of the other Riverside piano work of the time – less modern-tinged, but still in a really expressive way that unlocks new corners of these great numbers from the original Rogers & Hart score to the musical Pal Joey! Drew's compadres for the session are Wilbur Ware on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – both of whom help illuminate the tunes with sly, but subtle touches. Titles include "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered", "Happy Hunting Horn", "What Is A Man?", "Do It The Hard Way", "I Could Write A Book", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with the microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has ring & edge wear, heavy aging on the back and a split bottom seam.)

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New Bill EvansSecond Trio (Moonbeams/How My Heart Sings) ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
A 2LP set that pulls together Riverside recordings initially issued on the albums Moonbeams and How My Heart Sings – both of which feature Bill Evans working his second trio that includes Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums. The approach is in his signature style: spare, moody – and we mean that in a good way – interpretations of standards and a few original numbers, including "Re: Person I Knew", "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I FallIn Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now","It Might As Well Be Spring", "Walking Up", "How My Heart Sings", "34 Skidoo", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny GolsonBlues On Down (The Modern Touch/The Other Side Of Benny Golson) ... LP
Milestone/Riverside, 1957/1958. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A 2-in-1 package that features 2 of Benny's best late 50s albums in one set! The Modern Touch is a sublime late 50s album that features Benny with a sextet, working out amazing versions of the sorts of material that set him apart from every other jazz arranger of the time! The tracks here are complicated, yet have a rootsy soulfulness that makes them instantly compelling – and Benny's tone on tenor sax is sharp and angular, yet also has a raspiness that gives it a degree of honesty you wouldn't expect from a budding young modernist. The rest of the players – Max Roach, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, JJ Johnson, and Kenny Dorham – are equally great, too – and amidst Benny's arrangements, they come together as if they'd been playing in this format for years! Titles include "Out Of The Past", "Venetian Breeze", "Reunion", "Hymn To The Orient", and "Blues On Down". The Other Side is a smokin' hard bop side from a sort of amalgamation of players who played in and out of the Jazz Messengers around this time, but Philly Joe's sittin' in the drummers seat, so though the rhythms cook hard, that not quite as bombastic as Bu's. We've always loved Benny Golson, and though his playing was at it's most sublime in the Jazztet, he got to stretch out just a bit more and played with just a touch more fire in other contexts, like this session. Barry Harris is on piano, with Jymie Merritt and Philly Joe rounding out the rhythm section and Curtis Fuller joins Golson in the front line for a spry quintet setting. Six tracks: "Strut time", "Jubilation", "Symptoms", "Are You Real?", "Cry A Blue Tear" and "This Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a name in marker. Labels on one LP has a name in marker.)

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Carl Halen's Gin Bottle SevenGin Bottle Jazz ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good- ... $3.99
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(Cover has some wear, minor seam splitting, and some stains.)

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Chippie HillSings The Blues (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, 1946. Very Good ... $24.99
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Earl HinesMonday Date ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Great small group material – with Earl Hines on piano, Eddie Smith on trumpet, and Jimmy Archey on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing – blue and silver label, with microphone logo.)

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Earl HinesMonday Date 1928 ... LP
Riverside, 1923/1928. Very Good ... $9.99
A 60s album – with vintage material originally issued on the QRS and Gennett labels! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has marker on both sides and clear tape on the bottom seam.)

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Percy Humphrey's Crescent City Joy MakersNew Orleans – Living Legends ... LP
Riverside, 1965. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker mark.)

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Milt JacksonFor Someone I Love – Milt Jackson & Big Brass ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A surprisingly nice pairing – the vibes of Milt Jackson and some larger horn backings that fall heavy on the trumpet and trombone side of the spectrum! The sound's not nearly as heavy or hokey as you'd expect – thanks to arrangements by Melba Liston – and the horns do a nice job of setting a scene that lets Milt's vibes sneak in and out with effortless ease – coloring things with a great one, and a very rhythmic feel. The album's worth it for one track alone – the really great "Bossa Bags", which grooves with a sound that's everything you'd expect from the title! Other tracks include "Extraordinary Blues", "Save Your Love For Me", "For Someone I Love", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "Just Waiting". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum pressing. Great heavy glossy cover!)

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James P JohnsonRare Solos ... LP
Riverside, Early 20s. Very Good ... $11.99
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Philly Joe JonesBlues For Dracula ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
Arguably the best album that Philly Joe Jones ever cut as a leader – and a straight ahead set of soulful hardbop tunes played in the company of an excellent group! The set fits with with some of the super-hip soul jazz sides coming out on Riverside and Jazzland during the late 50s – and the sextet on the album features players who also made their mark for the label, like Julian Priester, Johnny Griffin, and Nat Adderley, who play here with Tommy Flanagan and Jimmy Garrison. The interplay between Garrison and Jones is worth the price of the record alone, and Jimmy pushes Philly into territory that's a bit more sophisticated than his usual groove. Tracks are all pretty long – and titles include "Blues For Dracula", "Ow", "Tune Up", and "Fiesta", written by the great Cal Massey! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese reissue pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on track one. Cover has initials in marker a few times, and light stains on the back.)

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Wynton KellyKelly Blue ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great little session from Wynton Kelly – one that has him breaking out of the lyrical roots of his trio work, and hitting some harder notes as a leader of a larger hardbop group! The album features Kelly working in both trio and sextet format – the latter with players who include Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, and Benny Golson; and the former with Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (who also play with the sextet). The sextet tracks are the ones that we really love here – as they tend to feature 2 long original numbers by Kelly – much more open than usual, and in a mode that was rarely captured as well on Wynton's albums as a leader. The trio sides are still nice too, though – although a bit more like some of his other sides – and the album features 6 tracks in all, titles that include "Kelly Blue", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Green Dollphin Street", "Keep It Moving", and "Old Clothes". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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New Tommy Ladnier with Ma Rainey & Edmonia HendersonTommy Ladnier Plays The Blues For Ma Rainey & Edmonia Henderson (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, Mid 20s. Very Good+ ... $23.99
Vintage early jazz material – the group of pianist Lovie Austin, with work by cornet player Tommy Ladnier, and vocals from Ma Rainey and Edmonia Henderson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is nice, save for some light aging on the back.)

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Herbie MannSultry Serenade ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good- ... $19.99
An early record by Herbie Mann, and one that offers a nice treat – bass clarinet! Although Herbie made his fame in the 60s with his Latiny flute playing, he was also a darn good bass clarinetist, and he plays both instruments on this rare early session from 1957. The bass clarinet doesn't dominate the whole recording, but when Herbie uses it, he gets an incedible tone – especially next to the baritone of Jack Nimitz, who also plays on the album. Titles include "Professor", "One Morning In May", "Sultry Serenade", and "When The Sun Comes Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(White & blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has light wear with a large, but light stain on the back.)

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New Henry MillerHenry Miller Recalls & Reflects ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good+ 2LP ... $34.99
Henry Miller talks on many topics – in coversation with Ben Grauer. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing! Cover has a split top seam on the back of the gatefold, but is nice overall.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk In Person (At Town Hall/Plus Two At The Blackhawk) ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
A pair of classic live albums! First up is Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall – a unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and Charlie Rouse – all supported by rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums, possibly one of the key factors for the success of the record! The album's comprised of Monk classics like "Little Rootie Tootie", "Thelonious", "Friday The 13th", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule with Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – all arranged by Hall Overton, a little-remembered modernist from the 50s, but one with a keen dedication towards pushing new sounds from old formats! Overton really keeps the spirit of Monk's music intact here – penning charts that allow for plenty of solo space and the kind of cross-trading lines you'd hear in some of Monk's best multi-horn small group sides for Riverside! Next is Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk – 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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good ... $9.99
A unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and Charlie Rouse – all supported by rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums, possibly one of the key factors for the success of the record! The album's comprised of Monk classics like "Little Rootie Tootie", "Thelonious", "Friday The 13th", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule with Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – all arranged by Hall Overton, a little-remembered modernist from the 50s, but one with a keen dedication towards pushing new sounds from old formats! Overton really keeps the spirit of Monk's music intact here – penning charts that allow for plenty of solo space and the kind of cross-trading lines you'd hear in some of Monk's best multi-horn small group sides for Riverside! LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has wear, a few residue spots from sticker removal, and a sticker on the back.)

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Thelonious MonkUnique Thelonious Monk ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good ... $18.99
The session's billed as "very personal treatments of great standards" – and it's a great twist on familiar material, all given the Thelonius touch! There's less of Monk's creative composition and angular group arrangements going on here – and instead, the album's almost a rewriting of 40 years of popular compositions, all taken into the modern world of Monk's piano. The group's a trio, with Oscar Pettiford on bass and Art Blakey on drums – and titles include nicely reworked versions of "Just You Just Me", "Memories Of You", "Liza", "Darn That Dream", and "Tea For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Orpheum pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Wes MontgomeryMovin' Along ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good ... $11.99
Wes Montgomery with a bit of sax and flute – a nice change from the sound of some of his other early records, thanks to key work on the set from James Clay! Clay plays mostly flute on the record, but does so with a hard edge that reminds us of Frank Wess' work from the same stretch – really bringing a raspy edge to the record, and seeming to bring out the same in Wes' guitar work. The rest of the group includes Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include the nice groover "Movin' Along", plus "So Do It", "Sandu", "Tune Up", and "Says You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with the microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has seam splitting and peeled spots from sticker removal.)

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New Wes Montgomery TrioPortrait Of Wes ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Early work by Wes – cut with his early trio that included the wonderful Melvin Rhyne on organ! The sound is tight and freer than some of Wes' later recordings – a bit more in the pocket, too, showing the roots of the Indianapolis scene from which Wes was just emerging at the time. Tracks include "Movin Along", "Lolita", "Dangerous", "Yesterday's Child", and "Moanin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Orpheum Productions pressing.)

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Jelly Roll MortonClassic Jazz Piano Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, 1923/1924. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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Jelly Roll MortonClassic Jazz Piano Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, 1923/1924. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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Mark MurphyThat's How I Love The Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Given what a freewheeling, open-minded, and lyrical jazz singer Mark Murphy is, it's hard to imagine him really loving "the blues" – and fortunately, most of that love is extended in the title, because the album itself is less of the blues effort that you might think. True, the tracks are numbers that often have "blues" in the title – but the arrangements are by Al Cohn, and have a swinging approach that's in keeping with Murphy's other early 50s work. Titles include "Blues You're The Mother Of Sin", "Blues In My Heart", "Fiesta In Blue", "That's How I Love The Blues", "Blues In The Night", and a reading of "Senor Blues" that's worth the price of the record alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has a small name in pen on front.)

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George Pegram & Walter Red ParthamPickin & Blowin ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Sealed ... $33.99
This album was part of Riverside's "Folklore" series and features George Pegram on banjo & vocals and Walter Parham on mouth harp. Both men are from North Carolina and the recording took place there in 1957. It's a great collection of a total of 18 traditional songs and it includes such tracks as "Old Rattler", "Cackling Hen", "Old Joe Clark", "Wildwood Flower", "Listen To The Mocking Bird", "Foggy Mountain Top", and "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss". LP, Vinyl record album
(In beautiful shape!)

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New Bill PerkinsQuietly There ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1966/1970. Very Good ... $0.99
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 some wear, aging, and a partially split spine.)

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Billie PooleSermonette ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $5.99
Vocalist Billie Poole was an obscure one. She only cut one or two albums in the early 60s, but they're pretty nice ones that mix jazz vocalizing with lots of nice gospelly tinges, in a way that would show up later in the 60s in other singers' work. This hard to find album for Riverside features Poole fronting a set of arrangements by Budd Johnson, on tracks like "Drown In My Own Tears", "Rocks In My Bed", "Sermonette", "Young Woman's Blues", and "He's My Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Cover has wear and a small peeled spot.)

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Jim Robinson's New Orleans BandNew Orleans – The Living Legends ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Original pressing. Cover has a small spot of sticker residue & a light stamp.)

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite Plus ... LP
Riverside, 1957/1958. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A great reissue that takes Rollins' historic Freedom Suite LP, and adds in a full extra LP's worth of material pulled from scattered sessions on Riverside. The well-annotated set offers a strong look at Rollins during the key 1958 period, when he was really moving into some of his strongest musical statements of the decade. Freedom Suite features Sonny blowing freely in a trio, with Oscar Pettiford on bass and Max Roach on drums – and the other tracks feature Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes, and either Percy Heath of Paul Chambers on bass. Titles include "Cutie", "Just In Time", "Mangoes", "Shadow Waltz", "Freedom Suite", "Someday I'll Find You", and "Funky Hotel Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby TimmonsBobby Timmons Trio In Person ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Bobby Timmons at the height of his powers – recorded live at the Village Vanguard, with a trio that includes Ron Carter on bass and Albert Heath on drums! The tracks are a bit longer than on some of Bobby's trio studio sides for Riverside – nicely swinging, with some killer piano work that reminds us, once again, that Timmons' young genius was far greater than the talent that most other players could hope for after the age of 30! Titles include "So Tired", "Goodbye", "Popsy", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Eddie Cleanhead VinsonBack Door Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $18.99
An incredible album that has Cleanhead moving way past his usual bag! Sure, he's normally known as an R&B vocalist and alto player, but here, in one of those great Riverside "Cannonball Adderley Presents" sessions, Vinson gets into a whole new bag on some cuts. He's playing with Cannonball's group of Nat, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes – and there's one track in particular that's amazing – "Arriving Soon", an instrumental that has Vinson soaring on alto, wailing with an almost Coltrane-esque level of freedom. It's a killer modal track, and is worth the price of the album alone. There's another instrumental called "Vinsonology", plus vocal numbers like "Hold It", "This Time", and "Kidney Stew" – all with a nice groovy Adderley quintet kind of groove. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and silver label pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a small bit of tape in the corner, but is otherwise nice.)

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VariousSouthern Mountain – Folksongs & Ballads ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
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(Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and mostly split bottom seam.)

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New Cannonball AdderleyJazz Workshop Revisited ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic funky soul jazz playing by Cannonball and one of his great groups, caught live in San Francisco, with a nice hard groove that you don't always get in their studio recordings. The record includes a stellar 11 minute version of "The Jive Samba", one of Cannonball's greatest track, plus "Primitivo", "Lillie", and "Mellow Buno". Nat Adderley's on trumpet, Joe Zawinul's on piano, and Yusef Lateef is on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo. Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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New Cannonball AdderleyPlanet Earth ... LP
Riverside/ABC, Early 60s/1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent early 60s work by Cannonball Adderley – retitled here for release in the late 60s, but with a rock-solid soul jazz sound all the way through! The album features Cannon's sextet with Yusef Lateef and Joe Zawinul – and they're playing a number of Lateef compositions that have that mix of soul and exoticism that always sounded great. Most of the best tunes are long, and the band plays weaving modal solos over tight rhythms by Zawinul, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes. Titles include "The Weaver", "Syn-anthesia", "Planet Earth", and "Brother John", one of Lateef's best! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, wear, and staining.)

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New Bob GibsonI Come For To Sing ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Coleman HawkinsThink Deep ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late 60s issue of a fantastic Coleman Hawkins session from the late 50s – recorded with a septet that included Idrees Sulieman, Hank Jones, JJ Johnson, and Oscar Pettiford – and with an open-ended tone that veers towards the Prestige blowing session mode, but which is also tighter, and touched with traces of the modernism that Hawk had on his late solos at the time. Titles include the long tracks "Juicy Fruit" and "Sanctity" – plus "Chant", "Think Deep", and "Blue Lights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Riverside/ABC pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a cutout hole.)

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New Wes MontgomeryFusion ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn important album for Wes – as it was his first session with the sort of larger arrangements that would later make him huge! Although Montgomery was mostly recording for Riverside in small combos, this session has him playing in front of larger backings by Jimmy Jones – not as sublime as later work by Don Sebesky or Gil Evans, but done in a way that definitely shows that Wes can do a lot with the guitar when freed from the need to stick with the rhythm strongly. Titles include "All The Way", "Pretty Blue", "Somewhere", "God Bless The Child", "Tune Up", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing without the microphone logo. Cover has some light wear, with small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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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 Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove.)

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New Fats NavarroGood Bait ... LP
Riverside, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late 60s issue of some material that was recorded early in the producing career of Orrin Keepnews – and which features Navarro in the company of a hip group of boppers like Allan Eager, Curly Russell, Kenny Clarke, and Tadd Dameron. Dameron wrote a good portion of tracks on the set – like "Tadd Walk", "Good Bait", "The Squirrel", and "Our Delight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New VariousChicago – The Living Legends ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work by Jimmy Archey, Preston Jackson, Al Wynn, Junie C Cobb, Lovie Austin, Mama Yancey, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – deep groove, and nice and heavy!)

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New VariousEkonda – Tribal Music Of The Belgian Congo ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Chet BakerPlays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, and even some piano from Bill Evans! LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a creased corner.)

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New Bill EvansPeace Piece & Other Pieces ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1958/1959/1962. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Nice Milestone 2-fer collected and remastered in 1975, of the Riverside LP Everybody Digs Bill Evans, an unreleased trio side and one outtake from the Interplay sessions. The first set finds Bill in his typical piano trio setting, joined by Sam Jones and Philly Joe Jones, but has several of his moody piano solos, the other format that he really shined in: "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece" and Epilogue". The rest of the set bounces along nicely, with the light feel we dig so much about his trios, as does the later half of the LP, which is with Paul Chamber and Phily Joe. The last piece, "Loose Bloose", is a different take than the one included onteh Interplay 2-fer Milestone issued around this time, with Zoot Sims and Jim Hall in a not-often-heard quintet setting, that works surprisingly well. Also includes "Oleo", "Young & Foolish", "You And The Night And Music" and "Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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New Wes MontgomeryFull House ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely cooking feel throughout – even when they're more gentle ones – and the record's a good reminder that outside of the studio, Wes could sometimes play with a bit more force on the strings – raspily hitting notes that explode off the guitar with tremendous precision and a good deel of feeling. Titles include the Montgomery originals "Full House", "SOS", and "Cariba", plus the tunes"Blue N Boogie" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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New Johnny LytleVillage Caller ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & Friends (2LP version) ... LP
Capitol, 1960s/1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Very nice 2LP set that digs through Cannon's Riverside and Capitol recordings – and pulls together sides that he cut with famous guest players and singers, like Sergio Mendes, Nancy Wilson, Ernie Andrews, Charles Lloyd, Yusef Lateef, Eddie Vinson, and Bobby Timmons. The styles are very mixed up – but the record includes a lot of nice cuts that are hard to find on vinyl, like "Clouds", "Hold It", "Big City", "O Amor Em Paz", "Old Country", "Primitivo", "Dat Dere", and "Minha Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, two cutout holes, and a small sticker on front.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Bossa Rio Sextet With Sergio Mendes ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley With Sergio Mendes ... LP
Capitol/Everest, 1962. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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", "Batida Diferente", and "Sambop". Everest pressing of a Capitol album. LP, Vinyl record album

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Cannonball AdderleyJump For Joy ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Good ... $4.99
An interesting early side by Cannonball that captures him before he'd really found his voice – and when the folks at Mercury still didn't really know what to do with him. The record's a tightly arranged set of tracks from Duke Ellington's musical "Jump For Joy" – with arrangements by Bill Russo, and small group playing that includes Emmett Berry, Bill Evans, Barry Gabraith, Jimmy Cobb, and a small string section. The sound's actually quite haunting – and Cannon's alto solos remind us more of some of the best "with strings" soloing heard on Verve in the early 50s than they do his later soul jazz classics on Riverside or Capitol. That's ok with us, though – because the session's still got a lot to offer in that respect, and Cannonball handles the solos wonderfully! Titles include "Bli Blip", "Just Squeeze Me", "Nothin", and "The Tune Of The Hickory Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has smoke discoloration around the edges.)

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New Art BlakeyThermo ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A nice little 2LP set that brings together some great work from Art's non Blue Note years during the 60s, recorded for the Riverside label, and originally issued on the albums Ugetsu, Kyoto, and Caravan. The set features all the tracks from Ugetsu, plus selections from the other two – but the album's got a very unified sound, as the group's the same on all cuts, Blakey's sweetly soulful sextet that included Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, and Wayne Shorter. Titles include "One By One", "Time Off", "This Is For Albert", "Sweet N Sour", "Kyoto", "Nihon Bash", and "On The Ginza". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy HeathFast Company ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s/1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Good double LP set that compiles some of the best tracks from Jimmy Heath's Riverside years, and which features the razor sharp reed player in the company of Herbie Hancock, Donald Byrd, Cedar Walton, Paul Chambers, and Freddie Hubbard. The tracks were drawn from a number of albums, and the set includes "Mona's Mood", "Nails", "The Quota", "Big P", "Cloak & Dagger", and "Six Steps". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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George LewisOh, Didn't He Ramble ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Not our usual bag, but some nice later material from George Lewis, performed with a sextet that includes Jim Robinson, Alvin Acorn, Alcide Pavageau, Joe Robichaux, and Joe Watkins. Titles include "Riverside Blues", "Streets Of The City", "Weary Blues", and "Runnin Wild". David Stone Martin cover, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some strips of clear tape, light wear, some seam splitting, a couple of peeled marks from sticker removal, and a couple of small stains.)

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Taj MahalHidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal 1969 to 1973 (180 gram vinyl) (2013 Record Store Day release) ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. Sealed 2LP ... $19.99
A definite treasure from Taj Mahal – especially for fans of his excellent early work for Columbia Records! The first CD in the package features unreleased studio tracks recorded during the glory days for Columbia – not rough cuts or demos, but well-finished gems that offer up the same sublime mix of modes – a bit of blues with plenty of soul – that you'd expect from Taj! Titles include "Shady Grove", "Butter", "Yan Nah Mama Loo", "Chainey Do", "Sweet Mama Janisse", "Ain't Gwaine Whistle Dixie", and "Jacob's Ladder". CD two features more rare treats – a full concert recorded in London in 1970 – never issued before, and really well-produced. Titles include "Runnin By The Riverside", "Big Fat", "Diving Duck Blues", "Bacon Fat", "Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day", and "Checkin Up On My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blue MitchellBlue Time ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s/1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Tight collection of tracks culled from Blue's Riverside LPs from the late 50's and early 60's. His hard edged trumpet is out front in all of the tracks, and the personnel includes Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Philly Joe Jones, Wilbur Ware, Cedar Walton, and Benny Golson. Nice notes on Mitchell's early days, and titles include "Minor Vamp", "Studio B", "Strollin", "Sir John", and a classic recording of "Blues March". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially removed sticker over a promo stamp.)

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New Bud PowellPortrait Of Thelonious ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Quite an interesting session from Bud Powell – a tribute to Thelonious Monk, recorded in Paris in 1961, but not issued until 1965, shortly before his death. Cannonball Adderley was the producer on the session, and it's got the same sort of groundbreaking approach as some of the other Cannonball-produced albums for Riverside from the same stretch – a bit more farther reaching than the players' work in an ordinary setting. Powell's take on the Monk sound is a very unusual one – a bit more fragile and tentative than Monk's own interpretations of the material, but performed with an equal commitment to a modern sound overall. Backing is from Kenny Clarke on drums and Pierre Michelot on bass – and titles include "No Name Blues", "Ruby My Dear", "Off Minor", "Squatty", and "Thelonious". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing.)

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Sonny StittTurn It On! ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Stitt's in the funky Prestige sound of the early 70s – complete with Idris Muhammad on drums, organ by Leon Spencer, guitar by Melvin Sparks, and trumpet by Virgil Jones. After years of noodling around on the Varitone, never quite hitting his right moment, Stitt breaks out nicely in the company of these hot young funky players. The record's got a few mellow moments that point towards his older ballad style, but the funky numbers are the best. Titles include "Turn It On", "The BBQ Man", and "Miss Riverside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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Clark Terry/Kenny DorhamTop Trumpets ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
A strange little album that combines tracks from 2 different earlier Riverside LPs – Serenade To A Bus Set by Clark Terry, and another session that features Kenny Dorham and Ernie Henry, possibly issued under Henry's name as Seven Standards & A Blues. The Terry set features Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – on tracks that include "Boomerang", "Digits", and "Donna Lee". The Dorham set features Henry, Wilbur Ware, and GT Hogan – on the tracks "Soon", "Sposin", and "Lotus Blossom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Smaller orange label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split top seam with some tape residue, some splitting on the other seams, and some stains and an ink stamp on the back.)

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New Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Angular Monk meets hard-driving Art Blakey – in a session that's quite unique, and which has gone onto become one of the best-remembered Atlantic jazz sessions of the late 50s! The album features Blakey in that key non-Blue Note year of 1957 – a time when he was working with a variety of players, at a variety of labels, and taking some real chances with his music before settling into his more established hit Jazz Messengers sound. The group here is Art's own – with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Bill Hardman on trumpet, and Spanky DeBrest on bass – augmented by the piano of Thelonious Monk – a match that might seem unlikely at first, but not so much so after you consider the great work that Monk and Griffin did together at Riverside during the late 50s. There's a nice match between Johnny's sharp-edged tenor and Monk's imaginative playing – and if anything, the record has Blakey, Hardman, and DeBrest moving dynamically to keep up with the flurry of modern ideas coming from Griffin and Monk! Tracks are almost all originals by Thelonious too – a fact that definitely helps keep up the "Monk-ish" sound of the record – titles that include "Evidence", "Blue Monk", "I Mean You", and "Rhythm A Ning" – alongside Griffin's "Purple Shades". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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New Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Pre-OJC yellow label pressing. Cover has a tiny bit of pen on the back, but is great overall.)

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New Cannonball AdderleySophisticated Swing ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget the "sophisticated" – and concentrate on the "swing"! This early killer from Cannonball Adderley swings all the way – and it features a young Cannon blowing hard with a tight little combo that's kind of a precursor of his hit recordings on Riverside a few years later. Brother Nat's on cornet, and the rhythm's by Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – a really great trio who help give the set some of the soul jazz vibe that Adderley would bring to his later classics for Riverside. Cannonball's solos are choppy and free – a bit more unbridled than on some of his later work, very pinched in tone, which makes for a wonderfully soulful sound. Titles include "Miss Jackie's Delight", "Another Kind Of Soul", "Jeanie", "Spectacular", and "Eddie McLin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent WaxTime pressing. Cover has a small crease on one corner.)

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New KinksKinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible! This is one of the best-ever British pop albums from the 60s – and it has the Kinks moving past their garage rock roots into a whole new realm of picture postcard pop perfection! The 15 songs on the album are the blueprint for closeted Brit postwar worry, anxiety, and disillusion – classics like "Do You Remember Walter?", "Picture Book", "Sitting By The Riverside", "Village Green", "All Of My Friends Were There", and "The Village Green Preservation Society". LP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing, with orange & brown labels. Cover has light wear and a Sold Out sticker on front.)

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New Mongo SantamariaSkins ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s/1976. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those Milestone 70s two-fer sets, filled with Mongo's classic early Latin jazz sides cut for Riverside in the 60s. As you'd expect, there's lots of tight jazzy moments and straight ahead hard jamming, courtesy of an all-star cast that includes Nat Adderley, Ronnie Capers, Paul Serrano and Jimmy Cobb – along with Pat Patrick from Sun Ra's Arkestra. The vibe is hot and heavy, and a totally full-on Latin jamming approach, lots of tight conga by Mongo, and some firey solos on reeds! 19 tracks in all, including "Skins", "Fatback", "Sweet Tater Pie", "Dot, Dot, Dot", "Tacos", "Happy Now", "Tumba Le Le", "African Song", "Carmela", and the long groover "Congo Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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New Cannonball Adderley & Nat AdderleyWhat Is This Thing Called Soul – The Cannonball Adderley/Nat Adderley Quintet In Europe Live ... LP
Pablo, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A real treat for Cannonball Adderley fans in the years after his passing – vintage live material recorded in 1960, right at a time when Adderley was really finding his groove! The lineup here features a classic quintet – with brother Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – rolling out in a heavy soul jazz groove that's right up there with Cannon's best Riverside albums from the time! The tracks are longish, given the live setting – with energy to match his Live In San Francisco or Japan albums – and titles include "Big P", "One For Daddy O", "The Chant", "Azule Serape", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Ray BarrettoCarnaval (Latino!/Pachanga With Barretto) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s/1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
2 of Ray Barretto's earliest albums, both recorded for the Riverside label at the start of his career! Latino has an approach to Latin jazz that's certainly informed by the charanga sound of the New York scene in the early 60s – but one that's also opened up a bit more to new ideas – bits of bossa nova, heavy percussion, and some odd instrumental twists that really make the album sparkle! There's some haunting violin work on one track, a bit of odd organ on another, and a very playful mix of flute, piano, and percussion throughout. The great Jose Combo Silva plays tenor on the date – and other players include Jose Canoura on flute, Alfredito Valdez on piano, and El Negro Vivar on trumpet. Ray's on congas, bongos, and timbales – and titles include "Sugar's Delight", "Carnaval", "Descarga La Moderna", "El Negro Y Ray", and "Cocinando Suave". Pachanga With Barretto is a very offbeat little set from Ray – a record that takes the standard pachanga groove of the time, and nicely turns it on its ear with a host of jazzy touches! Hector Rivera wrote all the tracks, and also did most of the arrangements – and the record's got a really playful feel that's far more than just straight Latin for the crowds at the club. Flute and violin are often used in slightly unusual ways – and they're mixed with harder lines on tenor from Frank Mercado and trumpet from El Negro Vivar. Other players include Ray Mantilla on timbales, Jose Canoura on flute, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion – and titles include "Oye Heck", "Pachanga Suavecito", "Pachanga Para Bailar", "Barretto En La Tumbadora", "Pachanga Oriental", and "Ponte Dura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Mongo SantamariaWatermelon Man (2LP) ... LP
Milestone, 1962/1963. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Excellent Milestone 2-fer of sides Mongo cut for Battle, then licensed to Riverside, and finally collected here. These sessions are from the early 60s, and feature a gang of the best jazz and Latin sidemen around at the time, including Pat Patrick (of Sun Ra's Arkestra!), Nat Adderley and Bobby Capers and a massive rhythm section with Victor Venagas, Kako, Chihuahua Martinez and Julian Cabrera. There's a hot hard Latin vibe throughout, whether it's the tunes from the first two studio sides, issued as Watermelon Man or the live set captured as Mongo At The village gate which makes up the second LP. 22 slammin' tracks including "Yeh, Yeh", "Funny Money", "Go Git It!", "Bayou Roots", "Mongo's Groove", "The Jungle Bit", "Fatback", and "Nothing For Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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