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Helen Merrill & Stan GetzJust Friends ... CD
EmArcy, 1989. Used ... $5.99
A really great later effort from Helen Merrill – one recorded in Paris at the end of the 80s with some excellent tenor sax work from Stan Getz! The mode of the record is similar to other Merrill records from the time – spare, gentle, and moody – sometimes threatening to lapse into its own blueness, but wonderfully redeemed by Stan's solo lines – which push a boldness and raspy edge into the tunes that really livens things up. The album's a great demonstration of the Getz power on a vocal session – a sound that never overtakes the presence of the singer, but really brings in something fresh – a voice of its own that helps redefine the tunes and create some of the most exciting moments on the record. Other players include Joachim Kuhn and Torrie Zito on piano, JF Jenny-Clark on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums – and titles include "Music Makers", "Cavatina", "It's Not Easy Being Green", "Yesterdays", "If You Go Away", and "Just Friends". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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Annie RossAnnie Ross Sings A Song With Mulligan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1959. Used ... $4.99
One of the few albums that singer Annie Ross cut on her own away from the Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross group while she was still living in the US – and a great little set recorded with a group led by Gerry Mulligan! The sound is west coast cool all the way through – with players who include Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Dave Bailey, and Henry Grimes – and although Annie's in the lead on most of the set, but Gerry slides in some lean solos which open up the tracks nicely! Ross is a bit less in a vocalese mode than with LHR, in ways that really demonstrate her skills with ballads and gentler cuts – and given the support from Mulligan and crew, the album's got a very solid jazz foundation overall. Titles include "All Of You", "Give Me The Simple Life", "This Is Always", "It Don't Mean A Thing", and "I Feel Pretty". CD features bonus tracks – "This Is Always (alt version)", "The Lady's In Love With You", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face (alt)". CD
(Out of print. 80s Pacific Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanLonely Hours ... LP
Roulette, 1964. Very Good ... $3.99
Fantastic Roulette Records material from Sarah Vaughan – and exactly the kind of set that demonstrates the new level of maturity she hit at the label! The cover and title might make you expect a Wee Small Hours sort of record, but the approach is more varied, and really shows off all of Sarah's strengths – thanks to arrangements by Benny Carter that are full of subtle, but powerful shades and tones – which Vaughan then takes over, and really uses to push with her voice – perfect on both the powerful ballads and the more upbeat material. Titles include "Lonely Hours", "Solitude", "So Long My Love", "What'll I Do", and "Always On My Mind" – all with a wonderfully mature, slightly boozy sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a thin stain at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanSarah + 2 ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Sarah Vaughan's most stripped-down session – a record that really does just have "plus 2" added to the lady's lovely vocals! Backing here are only by Barney Kessel on guitar and Joe Comfort on bass – accompanying Sarah in a moody, mellow, late nite mode that's far different than some of the fuller backings on her other records for Roulette! The spare and sensitive sound is totally great – a side of Vaughan that rarely comes out this perfectly, and an amazing demonstration of her sense of poise, rhythm, and timing – without a piano or rhythm section to push her along. Titles include "When Sunny Gets Blue", "I Understand", "Goodnight Sweetheart", "All I Do Is Dream Of You", "Key Largo", "Just Squeeze Me", and "The Very Thought Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Dinah WashingtonDrinking Again ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Dinah Washington's greatest albums – and a sublime demonstration of the new modes she was hitting in the second chapter of her career! The title gives the whole thing away – as the album's a mature, smoky album of boozing and sorrow – maybe in some of the moody late nite territory that Sinatra was hitting on his mellower moments – but with a different sort of bite, given Washington's amazing voice – which is maybe even more powerful here than on bluesier material from her earlier years. Arrangements are by Don Costa – who's also in very special territory, with melancholy currents you won't find on some of his other charts – possibly because of the great production by Henry Glover. The title cut "Drinking Again" is a great one, and the album's got lots of other nice moments like "I Don't Know You Anymore", "On The Street Of Regret", "The Man That Got Away", and "I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanLonely Hours ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic Roulette Records material from Sarah Vaughan – and exactly the kind of set that demonstrates the new level of maturity she hit at the label! The cover and title might make you expect a Wee Small Hours sort of record, but the approach is more varied, and really shows off all of Sarah's strengths – thanks to arrangements by Benny Carter that are full of subtle, but powerful shades and tones – which Vaughan then takes over, and really uses to push with her voice – perfect on both the powerful ballads and the more upbeat material. Titles include "Lonely Hours", "Solitude", "So Long My Love", "What'll I Do", and "Always On My Mind" – all with a wonderfully mature, slightly boozy sound. CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Lonely Hours ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ Dinah WashingtonDrinking Again ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Dinah Washington's greatest albums – and a sublime demonstration of the new modes she was hitting in the second chapter of her career! The title gives the whole thing away – as the album's a mature, smoky album of boozing and sorrow – maybe in some of the moody late nite territory that Sinatra was hitting on his mellower moments – but with a different sort of bite, given Washington's amazing voice – which is maybe even more powerful here than on bluesier material from her earlier years. Arrangements are by Don Costa – who's also in very special territory, with melancholy currents you won't find on some of his other charts – possibly because of the great production by Henry Glover. The title cut "Drinking Again" is a great one, and the album's got lots of other nice moments like "I Don't Know You Anymore", "On The Street Of Regret", "The Man That Got Away", and "I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing.)
Also available Drinking Again ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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