CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

Blues For Dracula

LP (Item 31796) Riverside, 1958 — Condition: Very Good
$6.99 ...

LP, Vinyl record album

(€5.59 || £4.42 || ¥824) (approx.)
4.70 5

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! (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.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Drum Song
Galaxy/Milestone, 1978. Near Mint-
Not as full on and bombastic as some of Philly Joe Jones heavy thunder recordings from the late 50s – but two nice albums recorded during one set of sessions for Galaxy Records at the end of the 70s! The quality of the material here is high – as Jones is working here with sidemen that ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Movin' Along
Riverside, 1960. Very Good
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fusion
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Riverside/Milestone, 1962. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
Two excellent early 60s sides from Bags, both casting him in a larger setting than the smaller, tighter ensembles he typically worked in. On Big Bags Jackson takes on a set of 10 standards (mostly) with some help from Tadd Dameron and Ernie Wilkins on larger group arrangements! Milt's the primary ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
New Orleans – The Living Legends
Riverside, 1961. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Nippon Soul
Riverside, 1963. Good
A swingin' Japanese concert by one of Cannonball's best groups from the 60's. Joe Zawinul's on piano, brother Nat's on cornet, Sam Jones is on bass, and Louis Hayes is on drums. But the real treat here is Yusef Lateef, who does some excellent reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe – and who's ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Blues Up & Down
Riverside, 1961. Good
Lockjaw and Johnny Griffin cut a pile of excellent albums together during the early 60s, but this one's one of our favorites! The record's a bit tighter than most – with the twin-tenor lineup grooving together on some short hard vamping numbers that have a very in-the-pocket groove. The ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Know What I Mean?
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint-
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
That's Right!
Riverside, 1960. Very Good-
Nat's trumpet is backed up by the "big sax section" here – a trio of reed players that includes Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Heath, and Charlie Rouse, plus some additional baritone work by Tate Houston. The groove's pretty swinging – kind of in the mode of early work with Cannonball ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Phenix
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
Sweet funky 70s work from Cannonball Adderley – a record that has him revisiting older tunes from his early soul jazz years – but in ways that give them a whole new electric vibe overall! The album's actually Cannonball's last full studio set, but it's also one of his greatest too ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Et Tu Flute
Verve, Late 50s/1973. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold
Herbie's flute work for Verve was some of his best – and it had a tight Latiny groove that was often missing from some of his later, weaker work. This 2LP set brings together most of his best 50s moments for the label, including a lot of cuts that just don't show up on wax in any other way. ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Getz Au Go Go
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



Top