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Mastersounds with Wes MontgomeryKismet – Jazz Milestone Series ... LP
World Pacific, Late 50s. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
The last session that The Mastersounds ever cut as a group – and a strangely compelling montage of tracks from the musical Kismet. Brothers Buddy and Monk Montgomery are joined here by brother Wes – then an emerging star on guitar, and a strong addition to the set, one who expands the sound past the usual exotic chamber groove laid down by the combo. Titles include "Fate", "Olive Tree", "This Is My Beloved", "Not Since Nineveh", and "Stranger In Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Wes MontgomeryCalifornia Dreaming ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A stone classic on Verve! Back in the 60s, Wes Montgomery must have been California Dreamin – because by the time of this LP, he'd come a long way from his Indiana roots – and had used the best part of the hip west coast scene to add a lot to his style – fuller rhythms and tighter production that never dampened his sound, and instead really let him open up into a whole new range of sounds! As with some of his other albums on Verve, Montgomery plays warmly chromatic riffs over dark jazzy backings by Don Sebesky – and although tracks are short, Wes gets a lot into his solos on the set – a masterful approach that was almost better in a tighter setting than a looser one! Titles include "Sun Down", "Without You", "Sunny", "Green Peppers", "Mr Walker", and "Winds Of Barcelona". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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Wes MontgomeryFusion ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
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.)

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New Wes MontgomeryGoin Out Of My Head ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of Wes Montgomery's grooviest albums on Verve – a set that features his smooth chromatic work on guitar set to lively arrangements from Oliver Nelson! Nelson gives the set more of a "punch" than some of Montgomery's other Verve records – and the style uses a tight brace of brass and woodwinds as the backdrop for Montgomery's moody solo work. The tracks have a nice edgey quality, but also maintain a smooth stepping quality as well – and Wes' tone, as always, is sublime! Titles include "Golden Earrings", "Twisted Blues", "O Morro", "Boss City", and "Naptown Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Wes MontgomeryGreatest Hits ... CD
A&M, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
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(BMG music club pressing.)

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Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1960. Used ... $14.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(80s Japanese pressing.)

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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
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with the microphone logo and deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on Side 2.)

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Wes MontgomeryWes & Friends ... LP
Milestone, 1960s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
One of numerous two-fers offered by Milestone in the early 70s, compiling recordings by artists that fell under the Fantasy records catalog umbrella at the time, in this case, the Riverside recordings of Wes Montgomery. There are two groups documented here, a quintet and sextet, the first featuring Milt Jackson, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones and Philly Joe Jones and the second his 2 brothers Buddy and Monk, plus George Shearing, Walter Perkins and Armando Peraza. 18 tracks in all, including "Stablemates", "Stairway To the Stars", "Sam Sack", "Jingles", "Delilah", "Love Walked In", "Love For Sale", "Enchanted", "Stranger In Paradise", "The Lamp Is Low", "Darn That Dream" and "Mambo In Chimes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wes MontgomeryWillow Weep For Me ... LP
Verve, 1965/1968. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A strange little record – a posthumous album that took older Wes Montgomery sides and souped them up a bit after his death! The core material here is quartet recordings done in 1965 – Montgomery's guitar in a hip group with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – other material recorded at the same time as the Smokin At The Half Note set, discovered later by Verve, and augmented with fuller backings from Claus Ogerman for this record in 1968. In contrast to some of Wes' other albums of this nature, the core combo grooving was done first, which then ends up directing Ogerman's arrangements – and not the other way around – making for a really unique mix of sounds, especially on some of the longer tracks. Titles include "Four On Six", "Oh You Crazy Moon", "Willow Weep For Me", "Misty", "Impressions", and "Portrait Of Jennie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Wes Montgomery TrioPortrait Of Wes ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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
(Japanese pressing, including obi. Cover has light aging, and obi is unglued.)

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New Billy Taylor with Wes Montgomery & Joe WilliamsGrand Night For Swinging (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Navy Swings/SSJ (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $22.99
Pianist Billy Taylor, working here in a really unique setting – a broadcast performance that has guitarist Wes Montgomery joining the trio for the whole session – plus vocals from Joe Williams on the second half! The core groove is great enough – given that Ben Tucker is on bass and Grady Tate is on drums – and the use of Wes' guitar next to Taylor's punctuated piano lines makes for a really great sound – a bit different than you'd hear on albums by either player as a leader. Adding in Williams really makes things special – especially since Joe didn't often work with a small group like this – and titles include "Capricious", "A Bientot", "The More I See You", "Freedom", "Paraphrase", "Until I Met You", "I Won't Cry Anymore", "All My Life", and "Alone Together". CD

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New Wes MontgomeryRoad Song ... LP
A&M/CTI, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Late work from Wes – recorded in the sublime CTI format that was really breaking down boundaries at the end of his career! Don Sebesky scored these great backings for the set – jazzy and easily swinging, featuring players like Herbie Hancock, Hank Jones, Grady Tate, Ray Barretto, Stan Webb, and strings – and Wes solos over the top in an incredibly laidback, warmly chromatic style. Titles include "I'll Be Back", "Road Song", "Yesterday", "Serene", "Green Leaves Of Summer", and "Fly Me To The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery (MGM Golden Archive Series) ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note ... LP
Verve, 1965. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six" and "What's New". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a few stains, and some pen on the back.)

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New Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of sides cut in the mid 60s by Wes during his association with Verve. Culled from the albums Movin' Wes, Bumpin', Goin' Out Of My Head and Tequila, these numbers all feature the larger arrangements that gave those albums a richer sound than his small group recordings, though Wes' soulful playing shines over top. Arrangements are by Oliver Nelson, Johnny Pate, Claus Ogerman and Don Sebesky and the tracks are 'Tequila", "Movin' Wes (part 1)", "End Of A Love Affair", "Naptown Blues", "Con Alma", "Goin' Out of My Head", "How Insensitive (Insensatez)", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Caravan" and "Bumpin' On Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam.)

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New Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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New Wes MontgomeryRound Midnight ... LP
Riverside/ABC, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2nd pressing of some early material by Wes Montgomery – a tasty trio session cut when he was working with hometown talent from Indianapolis. The set's a real treat because it features organ work by the great Mel Rhyne, an oft-overlooked player who began with Montgomery, but who got left in the dust when he started recording with bigger players. The trio's completed by drummer Paul Parker – and tracks include "Whisper Not", "Ecaroh", "Missile Blues", and "Jingles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a mostly split top seam, small splits on the other seams, a cutout hole, and some aging.)

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New Wes MontgomeryWhile We're Young (Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery/So Much Guitar) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960/1961. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 early combo records from genius guitarist Wes Montgomery – back to back in a single set! They're not kidding with the title The Incredible Wes Mongomery – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all of whom lay back and mostly let Wes take center stage – sparkling on a number of original tunes that include "West Coast Blues", "Mister Walker", and "D Natural Blues". Other tracks include a great fast take on Sonny Rollins' "Airegin", plus "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". The second album's titled So Much Guitar – but never too much, given that Wes was the real master of sound and space, even at this early point in his career! The album's one that tries to break Montgomery from some of his smaller combo albums for Riverside, and pair him with a few bigger names – Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Lex Humphries on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas – who gives the album that bottom "kick" sort of groove that was used often on soul jazz sessions from the time. The tune's lope around leanly and cleanly, giving plenty of focus on Wes' work on guitar – and titles include "Twisted Blues", "Repetition", "Somethin' Like Bags", and "While We're Young", which is a solo track by Wes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryJimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo ... LP
Verve, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and "Down By The Riverside". Nice hard playing from Jimmy, with that great tone that he was getting in the mid 60's, and lots of very clean Hammond lines on his solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an ink stamp on back.)

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New Wes MontgomeryFull House ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... 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

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New Wes MontgomeryJazz Masters 14 ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print. CRC pressing.)
 
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New Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $9.99
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. Cover has some wear, a mostly split spine, some splitting on the other seams, a bit of sticker residue, and a couple of stains on the back.)

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Nat AdderleyWork Song ... CD
Riverside, 1960. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
When it comes to soul jazz, you can't get any more classic than this! The title was one of the biggest jazz hits of the 60s – covered by countless other artists, but presented here in all its original brilliance in a group led by its composer, a young Nat Adderley! At the time of the record, Nat was making plenty big waves in the combo of brother Cannonball – but this set has him stepping out strongly as a leader – borrowing Bobby Timmons, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes from Cannon's group – and also adding in Wes Montgomery on guitar and additional bass and cello work from Keeter Betts and Percy Heath. The tracks are all tight as a drum – and the record features seminal versions of "Work Song" and "Sack O Woe" – as well as the numbers "Scrambled Eggs", "Pretty Memory", and "Fallout" – all great! CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Eric GaleForecast ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most successful albums ever from guitarist Eric Gale – a laidback understated player whose mellow sound had a tremendous influence on mainstream jazz funk in the 70s! The album takes off from the late 60s CTI and Verve sessions by Wes Montgomery – and features Gale riffing out chromatically over tightly woven arrangements by Bob James, who also plays keyboards on the set. There's no standout funky numbers on the record, but it's got a great conception overall – with lots of dreamy grooves that sound very nice! Titles include "Forecast", "Tonsue Corte", "White Moth", "Cleopatra", and "Dindi". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Freddie GreenMr. Rhythm ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good- ... $19.99
A long overdue classic from Count Basie's excellent 50s guitarist! Freddie was one of the strongest single-line players of the 50s – coming to prominence in the years before Grant Green and Wes Montgomery completely transformed jazz guitar, but never getting as much chance as those greats to record under his own name. This rare 1956 set is one of the few that Freddie ever did on his own, and it's a nicely laidback small group romp, with players that include Al Cohn, Joe Newman, Nat Pierce, and Milt Hinton. Tracks are short, with a focus on Green's guitar on the solos. Titles include "Down For Double", "Free & Easy", "Date With Ray", "Swinging Back", and "Feed Bag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a few stains on the back, a split top seam with a piece of tape, and some splitting on the other seams. Label has some pen.)

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New MastersoundsSwinging With The Mastersounds ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Buddy and Monk Montgomery (Wes' brothers) play vibes and bass in this groovy instrumental combo that also includes Richie Crabtree on piano and Bennie Barth on drums. The tracks are nothing special, but they are nicely light and groovy, with some good vibes-heavy moments. Titles include "Golden Earrings", "There Is No Greater Love", and "West Coast Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing. Cover has a staple in one corner.)

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Yoshiyaki MasuoWinds Of Barcelona ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Groovy guitar work from Yoshiaki Masuo – working here in a sweetly chromatic style with hip small combo backing! Yoshiaki's got echoes of 60s work from George Benson or Wes Montgomery – a sound that's clean, but which has great colors billowing out nicely from the edges – a slight rasp at times, in a way that creates a warmly soulful undercurrent. Other instrumentation includes vibes, organ, flute, and additional guitar – used sparingly, but wonderfully alongside Yoshi's great lead. Titles include "One For Wes", "Winds Of Barcelona", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "I Say A Little Prayer", and "Gary's Tune". CD

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Monk MontgomeryReality (with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
A really sweet set from bassist Monk Montgomery – the Indy jazz legend who first made big waves with his brothers Wes and Buddy in the 50s – still sounding great here on a funky album for Philly International! The album's mostly instrumental, but done in the same great groove as the label's big soul hits of the time – a mode that really works well for the grounding that Monk's bass solos bring to the whole thing – "singing" in this voice that's nice and deep, and which really comes as a surprise! Bobby Martin produced, and also helped Monk with the arrangements – and while the album's definitely got a jazzy vibe, it works equally well as a 70s funky soul instrumental set. Titles include an excellent funky instrumental called "Bump De Bump", plus Bill Cosby's "I Love You Camille", and the tracks "Reality", "Close Your Face", "Girl Talk", "Little Os", and "Sippin & Tippin". CD features a bonus single version of "Reality". CD

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New Montgomery BrothersMontgomery Brothers Plus Five Others ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1958. Very Good- ... $16.99
One of the best of the Montgomery Brothers albums for Pacific Jazz – mostly because it features the core trio of Buddy, Monk, and Wes joined by 5 additional players – as you've probably already guessed from the title! The additions include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and both Waymon Atkinson and Alonzo Johnson on tenor – both of whom give the album a bit more kick than usual, placing horns in the frontline to carve out quintet a nice groove. The set includes 4 originals by Buddy – "Sound Carrier", "Lois Ann", "Bud's Beaux Arts", and "Bock To Bock" – all of which are longish and nicely grooving – making good use of the core trio's vibes, guitar, and bass, while still allowing plenty of play for the horns! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, split top and bottom seams, some splitting on the spine, some small peeled marks near the top, and light stains on the back.)

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Phil UpchurchLovin' Feeling ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of Phil Upchurch's best records – and one that's a no-nonsense batch of funky instrumentals that feature some really great guitar! Phil's dropped the Hendrix fuzz of some of his Cadet sides of the late 60s – and instead, he's working in a stretched-out chromatic mode that has bits of Wes Montgomery and George Benson – but which also has some of the more soulful undercurrents of the great O'Donel Levy! The album's nicely laidback, and never too slick or smooth – and other players include Tennyson Stephens on Fender Rhodes, Lucy Scott on bass, Steve Cobb on drums, and Derf Reklaw on percussion. Titles include "Another Funky Tune", "I Still Love You", "Washing Machine", "Sitar Soul", and "Keep On Tripping". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Hodges, etcLeonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz In The 60s Vol 1 – The Blues ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Looks like a compilation, but a set that features some great material! Side one features Oliver Nelson directing a special group with JJ Johnson on trombone, Nat Adderley and Clark Terry on trumpets, Phil Woods and Jerome Richardson on reeds, and Hank Jones on piano – on titles that include "St Louis Blues", "I Remember Bird", and "John Brown's Blues". Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery jam on "OGD", Johnny Hodges and Earl Hines play "C Jam Blues", and Count Basie swings "Blues For Eileen". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fred Woodard1715 ... CD
Ujam, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mostly trio work here from guitarist Fred Woodard, but a set that features guest tenor and trombone on one number too! Woodard always shines in a trio setting – managing to do a lot in the open space, with a confident groove that echoes traditions of Grant Green or Wes Montgomery – and the rhythms are often gentle enough to allow Fred's groove on guitar to lead most of the proceedings. Other players include Herman Hampton on bass, Peter Barr on drums, Kurtis Rivers on tenor, and Andre Hayward on trombone – on titles that include "Surfin The Changes", "Stretching/Rebirth Of Slick", "1715", "Besame Mucho", "Now", and "Miss Ann's Tempo". CD
 
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Wadada Leo SmithTen Freedom Summers (4CD set) ... CD
Cuneiform, 2012. Used 4CD ... $18.99
One of the most important records from Wadada Leo Smith in years – an extended set of compositions that offer reflections on and reactions to the Civil Rights era in America! The work here stretches back to the 70s – as some of the tracks were penned by Smith many years ago, but have been brought together, and woven in with more recent music to form a rich tapestry in sound – one that's performed partly by Smith's Golden Quartet/Quintet – and partly by the Southwest Chamber Music ensemble! The sound is stunning – some of the richest, most expressive material we've ever heard from Leo – and the core group features Smith on trumpet, Anthony Davis on piano, John Lindberg on bass, and both Pheeroan Aklaff and Susie Ibarra on drums – while the Southwest group brings in added chamber instrumentation on strings and clarinet. Aklaff plays a few striking solo percussion numbers – and titles include "The Freedom Riders Ride", "The Little Rock Nine", "John F Kennedy's New Frontier & The Space Age", "Black Church", "Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott", "Democracy", and "Medgar Evers A Love Voice Of A Thousand Years' Journey". CD

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New Bobby HutchersonCruisin The Bird ... LP
Landmark, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Bobby Hutcherson – easily one of his best of the 80s, and with some great touches that recall his best 70s work! The album title might fool you into thinking that Bobby's working in Charlier Parker territory here – but he's not, and is instead grooving in a mellow and soulful west coast mode – working with a totally great group that includes Ralph Moore on tenor and soprano sax, Buddy Montgomery on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. The whole album's a magical picture of tone, color, and light – but the especially standout track is "Sierra" – a totally killer number that has these arch angles and edges that rival the best sounds heard on Hutcherson's Montara album! Other titles include "On The Delta", "Crusisin The Bird", "Imminent Treasures", and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in limited supply!)
 
 
 



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