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Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (Keepnews collection with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. New Copy .... $4.99
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although Wes played a bit with vibes when working in The Montgomery Brothers, the Jackson approach here is a bit different – more soulful, and a bit more driven on by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Titles include the originals "SKJ", "Blue Roz", "Jingles", and "Sam Sack" – plus versions of "Stairway To The Stars (take 2)", "Stablemates (take 2)", "Jingles (take 8)", and "Delilah (take 3)". CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used .... $3.99
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". CD
(CRC pressing.)

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Wes MontgomeryBoss Guitar ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1963. Used .... $6.99
Early greatness from Wes Montgomery – a real cooker that features the great Mel Rhyne on organ, coming out of the same Indy hub as Wes – plus Jimmy Cobb on drums! The bass-less trio format burns nicely throughout – coming across with a bit more soul jazz burn than on Wes' later sides, that small combo that came from Montgomery's earlier roots. Titles include a couple of Montgomery originals – "The Trick Bag" and "Fried Pies" – plus the tunes "Besame Mucho", "Dearly Beloved", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Canadian Sunset", "The Breeze & I", and "For Heaven's Sake". Also includes bonus tracks "Besame Mucho (take 2)" and "Fried Pies (take 1)". CD
Also available Boss Guitar (20 bit remaster) ... CD 6.99

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Wes MontgomeryBoss Guitar (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1963. Used .... $6.99
Early greatness from Wes Montgomery – a real cooker that features the great Mel Rhyne on organ, coming out of the same Indy hub as Wes – plus Jimmy Cobb on drums! The bass-less trio format burns nicely throughout – coming across with a bit more soul jazz burn than on Wes' later sides, that small combo that came from Montgomery's earlier roots. Titles include a couple of Montgomery originals – "The Trick Bag" and "Fried Pies" – plus the tunes "Besame Mucho", "Dearly Beloved", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Canadian Sunset", "The Breeze & I", and "For Heaven's Sake". Also includes bonus tracks "Besame Mucho (take 2)" and "Fried Pies (take 1)". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Boss Guitar ... CD 6.99

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Wes MontgomeryGoin' Out Of My Head/Boss City ... 7-inch
Verve, 1966. Very Good .... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label promo. Label has a sticker.)

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Wes MontgomeryHistory Of Wes Montgomery ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold .... $4.99
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(Cover has aging, light wear, some seam splitting, and two stickers on the front.)

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New Wes MontgomeryMovin Wes (Verve Master Edition) ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used .... $6.99
One of Wes Montgomery's grooviest records of the 60s! The great Johnny Pate put down some sweet soul jazz charts for the session – quite different than the usual Montgomery date for the time, and much more upbeat than you'd expect! Wes is playing here with a groove that you'll be hard pressed to find in some of his other records – soloing over the top with that light chromatic style that we love so much, while Johnny and the band go to town in kind of a soul jazz style! Titles include "Movin Wes (parts 1 & 2)", "Moca Flor", "Theodora", and "West Coast Blues". CD
(Out of print. Verve Master Edition pressing.)

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New Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) (2nd cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good- .... $4.99
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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Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryJimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used .... $5.99
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. CD
(Verve Master edition in a tri-fold case.)

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Wes MontgomeryLive At The Turf Club (10 inch vinyl) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
1956. New Copy (reissue).... Around April 19, 2014
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 2000 hand numbered copies.)

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery & the Montgomery-Johnson Quintet (10 inch vinyl) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
1955. New Copy (reissue).... Around April 19, 2014
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 2000 hand numbered copies.)

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New Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used .... 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". CD features 6 bonus tracks too – including "Willow Weep For Me", "Portrait Of Jenny", "Misty", "Impressions", and "Oh You Crazy Moon". The bonus tracks make for an album that's almost twice as long as the original! CD
(Verve master edition. Digipack has some edge wear.)
Also available Smokin' At The Half Note ... CD 3.99

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New Wes MontgomeryDay In The Life ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1967. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing! This is when Wes Montgomery really starts to get interesting to us – when he's working with a top-line arranger like Don Sebesky, crafting some incredibly compelling chords over lightly jazzy arrangements and soaring strings, in a whole new mode of expression that would go onto transform a generation of guitar players! And sure, this album sold a gazillion copies – but we'll be honest in saying that we think it's loads more complex and mature than some of Wes' straight jazz sides from earlier years – light years away from the small combo dates of the early years, both in conception and sound. Titles include "Day In The Life", "Watch What Happens", "California Nights", "Windy", "Trust In Me", and "The Joker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker and some wear, with some staining, waviness, and some peeling along the bottom.)

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New Wes MontgomeryDown Here On The Ground ... CD
CTI/Rebound, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Super-dope work from the great Wes Montgomery – set to excellent early CTI arrangements from Don Sebesky and Deodato! The groove is nice and airy – with Wes' guitar floating over the top, yet still present enough to ring out loud and clear on all the tightly plucked notes – and the arrangements are never constricting or confining, and instead have a very open vision that really lets Montgomery's sound soar! Herbie Hancock's on piano, and Mike Mainieri adds some nice touches on vibes – and the balance of sounds, tones, and colors is simply sublime. Titles include the amazing title cut "Down Here On The Ground" – the start of a whole new generation in jazz – plus "Wind Song", "The Fox", "Goin On To Detroit", "Up & At It", and "When I Look In Your Eyes". CD

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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 Wes MontgomeryMovin' – The Complete Verve Recordings (Movin Wes/Bumpin/Smokin At The Half Note/Goin Out Of My Head/Tequila/lots more!) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing little collection – the complete Wes Montgomery recordings for Verve – a tremendous tribute to one of the greatest guitarists ever, caught in a variety of wonderful settings – packaged in a cool limited set, with lots of bonus tracks too! The music here was pivotal to Wes' all-too-short career – and it transported him from small group soloist to jazz guitar powerhouse – thanks to some impeccable production from Creed Taylor, and keen knowledge from the Verve team – who helped give Montgomery a number of different settings in which to display his talents! The music features small group sounds, some amazing larger group recordings, and a few key sessions with organist Jimmy Smith – a full 8 albums of material, plus a huuuuuge amount of bonus tracks from the sessions – all done up in one of those cool Hip-O Select 7" book-styled packages, complete with copious notes. In addition to the bonus material, you'll get the full tracks from the albums Movin Wes, Bumpin, Smokin At The Half Note, Goin Out Of My Head, Tequila, California Dreaming, Jimmy & Wes The Dynamic Duo, and Further Adventures Of Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery. 91 tracks in all – and one hell of a beautiful package! CD
(Barcode has a sticker, but the rest of the package is in great shape.)

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New Wes MontgomeryRoad Song ... LP
A&M/CTI, 1968. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 wear.)

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New Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has edge wear, and some splitting on the top seam.)

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New Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used .... Out Of Stock
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although Wes played a bit with vibes when working in The Montgomery Brothers, the Jackson approach here is a bit different – more soulful, and a bit more driven on by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Titles include the originals "SKJ", "Blue Roz", "Jingles", and "Sam Sack" – plus bonus tracks "Stairway To The Stars (take 2)" & "Delilah (take 3)". CD
Also available Bags Meets Wes! (Keepnews collection with bonus track) ... CD 4.99

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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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Nat AdderleyWork Song ... CD
Riverside, 1960. New Copy .... $3.99 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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Extra BallBirthday ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1976. Very Good .... $15.99
Spacious fusion from Extra Ball – one of Poland's best electric jazz ensembles of the late 70s, working here in a style that's dynamic, yet not as overly jamming as some of the group's rock-influenced contemporaries on the European scene! Leader of the group Jaroslaw Smietana plays guitar with a warmly chromatic mode – a sound that's somewhere in the vast space between Wes Montgomery and Pat Metheny, and which seems able to traverse that distance with ease as the tunes roll on. Other instrumentation includes electric piano, bass, drums, and some especially great work on saxes from Andrzej Olejniczak – whose tone here really grounds the record and gives it its best soulful moments. Titles include "Maryna's Dance", "Birthday", "A Journey To The Mountains", "The Lucky Unlucky Man", "The Seven",a nd "Hengelo Almelo Deventer". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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MastersoundsJazz Showcase – Introducing The Mastersounds ... LP
World Pacific, 1957. Very Good .... $9.99
A wonderful record – the first of only a few from this unique group that featured Buddy Montgomery on vibes, Monk Montgomery on electric bass, Richie Crabtree on piano, and Benny Barth on drums! The lineup's a bit like that of the Modern Jazz Quartet in the 50s, but the sound is something different entirely – much more fluid, and often a bit more upbeat too – kind of a soul jazz take on the instrumental lineup, given some great added "bottom", thanks to Monk's use of Fender bass! The tracks have an almost Horace Silver-like mix of soul jazz and exotica – shimmering one minute, soulful the next – and titles include "Water's Edge", "Drum Tune", "The Queen & I", "Dexter's Deck", and "Wes' Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some marker on front and tape on back.)

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New Monk MontgomeryReality ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1974. Very Good .... $5.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear, and wear on two edges and one corner.)
Also available Reality (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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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
Also available Reality ... LP 5.99

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Mel Rhyne SextetOrgan-izing ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good- .... $19.99
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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Johnny ShacklettJohnny Shacklett At The Hoffman House ... LP
Universal Artists, 1969. Very Good+ .... $28.99
A rare lost groover! Guitarist Johnny Shacklett originally hailed from Indianapolis, but this session has him working in Madison, Wisconsin – with a trio that includes organist Mel Rhyne and his brother Ronnie on drums. Mel was the original organist with Wes Montgomery when he lived in Indiana, and his work on the album is great, and especially fitting to Shacklett's guitar style, which is clearly influenced by Wes. The wildest part of the record, though, is this weird guitar-sculpture thingy that Johnny uses – called a Baraka, and sort of a mixture of electric guitar and balalaika, strung into a weird harp-shaped instrument. Johnny's playing the instrument on the front cover – and that image alone is almost worth the price of the record! The music's pretty straight soul jazz guitar/organ material – but it's all very nice, and the overall package is pretty wonderful. Titles include "Day In The Life Of A Fool", "Hoffman House Blues", "Birk's Works", and "Haskell's Tune". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Soul MerchantsLight My Fire/For Wes ... 7-inch
Weis, Early 70s. Near Mint- .... $14.99
A very mellow, very dope verson of the famous Doors song! The cut is all instrumental – with a slowly meandering guitar groove, and the kind of slow funk rendition that always makes the cut great as an instrumental! Right up there with the best Johnny Harris version, and with some cool Varitone work that's pretty darn tasty! "For Wes" is a great one too – with a killer slow dope guitar groove, supposedly in a Wes Montgomery mode, but much more in the vein of underground hipsters like Cal Green or O'Donel Levy! The arrangements have a slight Latin tinge – for a great bit of slow LA funk that's very very nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo..)

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New Eric GaleForecast ... LP
Kudu, 1973. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot along the spine, a cutout hole, and a small mark from sticker removal.)
Also available Forecast ... CD 13.99

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New Milt JacksonTo Bags With Love – Memorial Album ... CD
Pablo, Late 50s/Early 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A loving tribute to the late Milt Jackson – built out of work from two different points in his career! The first section of tunes here come from Milt's Riverside label recordings of the late 50s and early 60s – swinging tracks heavy on vibes, recorded at the time in ways that were quite different than his more famous sides with the MJQ. Other work here is from Milt's years as a leader at Pablo Records in the 70s and early 80s – a place where he was able to stretch out, try new ideas, and, most importantly, get the chance to record in a relaxed, open-ended setting that made for some mighty soulful music! Players on the dates include Benny Carter, Count Basie, Cannonball Adderley, Wes Montgomery, Oscar Peterson, and others – and titles include "Mister Basie", "Blues For Edith", "Recado Bossa Nova", "SKJ", "If You Could See Me Now", "Bags Groove", "Yano", and "Corner Pocket". CD

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New O'Donel LevySimba ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Super-dope stuff throughout – and maybe the best album ever by this legendary 70s guitar player! O'Donel Levy's got this tremendous sound that comes from playing an electric hollow body – in a tone that takes the best bits of Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, and strips them down for a hipper, badder 70s sort of mode. The album's got some great blackploitation-esque arrangements by Manny Albam, and O'Donel's groove is nice and lean as he snakes over the top of the record in some very soulful solos! Lots of cool grooves, and titles include "Joni", "Nigerian Knights", "Bad, Bad, Simba" and "Sad, Sad, Simba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has is stained and flaky on the top 2 inches.)

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New MastersoundsKismet/The King & I ... CD
El/Cherry Red (UK), 1957/1958. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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", "And This Is My Beloved", "Not Since Nineveh", and "Stranger In Paradise". The King And I is a strange batch of titles played by one of the stranger groups of the late 50s, but the record works nicely – possibly because Rodgers & Hammerstein's tracks are a good forum for the group's mix of soul jazz and lyrical mysticism. Monk Montgomery plays an early Fender bass, Buddy Montgomery's on vibes, Richie Crabtree plays piano, and Benny Barth plays drums. The highlight is a great version of "Dance Of The Siamese Children", one of those odd show tunes that gets picked up often by jazz players, and turned into a completely different vehicle. Other titles include "Shall We Dance", "We Kiss In The Shadows", "My Lord & Master", and "I Have Dreamed". CD

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New Montgomery BrothersGroove Yard ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Used .... Temporarily 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 Shungo SawadaSjungo – Shungo Sawada & His Group ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little set from guitarist Shungo Sawada – a player who was Japan's answer to Wes Montgomery in the 60s – and went onto cut some really nice records in later years too! This album's definitely one of that batch – and has a sparkling quality that's very much like Sawada's best work from earlier years, but with a bit less bossa nova in the mix – and more of a strong focus on his own great solos over larger orchestrations. The approach is a bit like Wes Montgomery on Verve or CTI in the late 60s – and titles include "Sjungo", "Django", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "Darn Dat Dream", and "Straight No Chaser". CD
(Special on-demand CD from Sony Japan – done in very limited quantities, as a way of reissuing these rare jazz gems – and still with full color artwork!)

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New Volker KriegelWith A Little Help From My Friends (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/Made In Germany (Germany), 1971. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A great and groovy early album from Volker Kriegel – the German guitarist who'd cut some very trippy work for the MPS label in the 70s – but a player who steps out here in a sweet soul jazz mode at the end of the 60s! Volker's still got the same wickedly sharp style on guitar you'd know from his later fame – but here, it's turned towards the kind of soulful guitar work you'd hear on Verve Records at the time – somewhere in the territory of George Benson, or maybe a bit in that of Wes Montgomery – but also with some occasional freewheeling moments that hint at the changes to come! The group's a trio on side one – with Peter Trunk on bass and Cees See on drums – but side two moves into wilder material with a quartet that features vibes by Claudio Szenkar, who adds in just the kind of psychedelic touches to really make the music open up! These cuts are much more modal, and show Kriegel's growing love of Eastern sounds – and titles include "Na Na Imboro", "Morandi", "Interpunctuation", "Traffic Jam", and "With A Little Help From My Friends". CD features loads of great bonus tracks – including more with the quartet, and some with Tony Scott and Gustl Mayer – titles that include "Spanish Soul", "Teaming Up", "Na Na Imboro", and "Nina's Dance". CD

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New Jimmy PonderAll Things Beautiful ... CD
LC/P-Vine (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Sweet soulful lines from guitarist Jimmy Ponder – working here in a warm set of bigger backings that almost give the record the same feel as classic late 60s outings from Wes Montgomery, or some of the CTI work by George Benson! Backings are put together by Brad Baker – in that same great mix of jazz and soul he used with his B Baker Chocolate Company material – and although there's a bit of chorus vocals on the album (sung by a group that includes Gwen Guthrie and Jocelyn Brown), the main focus is on the soulful, chromatic lines of Ponder's guitar – which have a poise and focus here that really tops some of his earlier work. The groove is pretty super-dope throughout – that great late Groove Merchant approach to funky jazz – and titles include "Love Me Right", "Chasing That Face", "A Trip To The Stars", "A Clue", and "Turn". CD

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New VariousJazz Club – Bossa Nova Guitar ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1960s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Brilliant bossa all the way through – and a lovely illustration of the importance of the guitar in Brazilian music! The set brings together 50s work from a host of different sources – American bossa jazz, originals from Rio, and even some key tracks from overseas – all working together beautifully in a package that manages to hit more than enough bases to provide an overview of the genre while still keeping things fresh! Titles include "Bim Bom" by Charlie Byrd, "Corcovado" by Gabor Szabo, "Minha Saudade" by Rosinha De Valenca, "Coisa Numero Um" by Bola Sete, "Meditacao" by Joe Pass, "Insensatez" by Wes Montgomery, "Canto De Ossanha" by Baden Powell, "Simple Samba" by Jim Hall, "Outra Vez" by Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida, "Jackie All" by George Benson, "Batidinha" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Samba De Orfeu" by Luis Bonfa, and "Um Abraca No Bonfa" by Joao Gilberto. CD
 
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VariousWolfe City Madness – Twisted Primitive Hillbilly Bop From Wolf-Tex Records ... LP
Norton, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
Great rockabilly sounds from a tiny Texas label – an imprint so small it only pressed up 300 copies of each of its singles – and never reissued them at all! This long-overdue package really digs deep into the Wolf-Tex label – to come up with a handful of gems that really illuminate the company's contribution to music at the start of the 60s – raw tunes that bring together the best elements of early rock, rough-edged country, and even a trace of Western swing at times. All tracks are pretty rare, and the set also features a few unissued numbers too – and titles include "How Much Do You Miss Me", "The Gospel Will Speak", and "Back To Old Wyoming" by Harold Montgomery; "Rock In My Arms" by Herman Stone, "Marguerite" by Ralph & Roy, "My Three Sorrows" by Col Ralph Red McKee, "Waves On The Bayou" by Ramblin Roy Cunningham, and lots more – including some songs by unknown artists, and even a bit of a radio show too! LP, Vinyl record album

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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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