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✨✧ Kenny RankinKenny Rankin Album ... CD
Little David, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A simple title, but a classic album – arguably one of Kenny Rankin's biggest hits of the 70s, but every bit as great as his lesser-known work! Don Costa arranged the set, but the sound is still wonderfully intimate – with a focus on Kenny's vocals and acoustic guitar, steeped in folksy roots, but carried off with plenty of warmer, chromatic tones that have a great dose of jazz in the mix. The core group's a quartet, with electric piano and organ from Wendy Haas – and titles include the megahit "On And On", plus "House Of Gold", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Through The Eye Of The Eagle", "Make Believe", "I Love You", and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". CD
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✨✧ Chet BakerIt Could Happen To You – Chet Baker Sings ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $3.99
A classic album from Chet – and one that's got a perfect mix of vocal and instrumental moments, of the sort you don't find easily on other albums! Chet plays trumpet and sings, and is backed by Kenny Drew, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones – a different style of group from his west coast years, but one that helps give the record a fresher sound too! Tracks are still shortish, with those breathy Baker vocals we love so much – and titles include "It Could Happen To You", "Do It The Hard Way", "Old Devil Moon", "Dancing On The Ceiling", and "The More I See You". Nice cover, too – with Chet sitting on the moon! CD features 2 bonus tracks! (Jazz, Vocalists) CD

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Billy EckstineMister B & The Band ... CD
Savoy/Nippon (Japan), 1945/1946. Used ... $2.99
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from a host of famous boppers, his band was getting equal fame, too – a really legendary lineup that includes such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,Kenny Dorham, and Fats Navarro on trumpets; Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, and Gene Ammons on tenor; Leo Parker on baritone; Art Blakey on drums; and many other huge names too! The band was virtually a school for a whole generation of jazzmen to come – allowing them to play together, get to know each other, and spin off in important small groups – much in the way the Kenton group a few years later allowed so much development on the west coast. And amidst all this great music, Billy's vocals have never sounded better – much bolder and hard-swinging than in later years! CD
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✨✧ Andy BeyAin't Necessarily So (French pressing) ... CD
12th Street/Nocturne (France), 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A warm little live set from Andy Bey – quite possibly one of the most personal and unassuming albums of his recent comeback career! The set's a trio one, recorded at the end of the 90s – and it features Andy on both vocals and piano, plus Peter Washington on bass, and either Kenny Washington or Vito Lesczak on drums. There's an upfront, righteous quality to most tunes here – a style that reminds us a lot of Nina Simone's best live work in a similarly stripped-down setting – and although all tunes are standards, Andy really takes off with them wonderfully – bringing a whole new sense of spirit and meaning that we wouldn't expect! Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Hey Love", "Ain't Necessarily So", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "On Second Thought", "Brother Can You Spare A Dime", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". CD
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✨✧ Carmen LundyMoment To Moment ... CD
Arabesque Jazz, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Carmen Lundy makes a record sparkle like few other singers – bringing a strong sense of soul to every tune she touches, and really setting a whole new standard for contemporary vocal jazz! This sublime set from 1991 is one of Carmen's first key albums – a record that resonates with a great sense of feeling – never too far over the top, but always with a righteous sort of presence – and never in some of the too-slick modes of other jazz singers who mix up a bit of soul in their groove. The backings are a bit fuller than usual, with some electric touches from Onaje Allen Gumbs on keyboards – but as always, the core soul of the set is acoustic, with a strong emphasis on basslines that sit beautifully with Lundy's vocals – played here by Kenny Davis, instead of her usual work with brother Curtis. Kevin Eubanks and Chico Freeman both guest on the album, and titles include "Samba De LaPlaya", "As One", "Big Girls", "Moment To Moment", "You'll Always Have A Part Of Me", "Don't You Worry Your Head About It", and "Invitation". CD
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