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✨✧ McCoy Tyner & Jackie McLeanIt's About Time ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The leaders are sporting some serious 80s fashions on the cover – but the record's got a really solid sort of sound – and an approach that strongly shows the growth in both players since their earlier years at Blue Note! Tyner's a musician who really took off in strides during the 70s – and his free sense of energy and life really seems to set McLean's horn on fire – at least on the tracks that feature Jackie on board. Part of the album just has Tyner's piano in a group with Ron Carter or Marcus Miller on bass, and Al Foster on drums and Steve Thornton on percussion – but other numbers bring in McLean for some soaring lines on alto, plus a bit of trumpet from Jon Faddis too. Titles include "You Taught My Heart To Sing", "Hip Toe", "Spur Of The Moment", "It's About Time", and "No Flowers Please". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ H Ray CrawfordIt's About Time ... LP
Dobre, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Laidback and soulful guitar work from Ray Crawford – oddly billed as "H Ray Crawford" on this session! The album's got a sweet electric feel that's similar to other Dobre albums of the time – and features Ray on hollow-body electric, carving out some warm and chromatic notes with a group that includes Ronnell Bright on keyboards and Herbie Lewis on bass. Tracks range from mellow-grooving 70s numbers to others that go for an older style of soul jazz – and titles include "Pick Me Up (parts 1 & 2)", "It's About Time", "I'll Close My Eyes", and an extended medley that includes "It's Too Late Now", "If", and "Watch What Happens". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape.)
 
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✨✧ Willem Breuker KollektiefWillem Breuker Kollektief ... LP
About Time, 1984. Very Good+ ... $7.99
American greatness from this seminal Dutch ensemble – a set recorded in the US when the group were really hitting on all burners – linking together rich strains of modern jazz in the course of a single performance! There's a great blend of tight concepts and freer solos going on here – and reedman Breuker is still very might at his most inventive – playing with a rich, feeling sort of tone, and moving through lots of new ideas – and never falling into some of the easier or more gimmicky modes that might normally hamper a project like this. Other musicians include Andre Goudbeek on alto, Maarten Van Norden on tenor, Andy Altenfelder and Boy Raaymakers on trumpet, and Bernard Hunnekink on trombone – and titles include "Women's Voting Rights", "Sylvia's Proposal", "Benares", "Kontrafunkt", "Song Of Mandalay", and "Amsterdam Rhapsody Overture". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot & light wear.)
 
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ColosseumThose Who Are About To Die Salute You ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A jazz rock masterpiece from Colosseum – the kind of record that the British scene could do far far better than any American group at the time! The set is a sweet blend of late beat group grooving – using the heavy R&B-influenced guitar and organ styles of earlier years, and working them into a more open-ended, more improvisatory approach that had a surprising amount of soul! Most cuts have vocals, but the instrumentation is what really dominates the set – especially on the sweet organ work from Dave Greenslade, and the always-great sax work by Dick Heckstall-Smith. Titles include the extended "Valentyne Sweet", the funky "Debut", and the cuts "The Kettle", "Walking In The Park", and "Those About To Die". (Rock, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Dunhill pressing.)

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✨✧ Gene LudwigNow's The Time ... LP
Muse, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Heavy organ from Gene Ludwig – in a group with George Green on tenor, Larry McGee on guitar, Kwasi Jayourba on percussion, and Tom Soisson on drums. Titles include "Welcome Back Kotter", "Bossa For La Lorelei", "Nica's Dream", and "I Worry About You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mose AllisonCreek Bank (Young Man Mose/Creek Bank) ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Like many other 70s reissues in the Prestige/Milestone/fantasy family, this set compiles 2 early albums by Mose. Unlike a lot of his later material, this set's mostly instrumental, though he does get in some vocals on about a third of the tracks. The album features some great work by Allison's trio of the time – Addison Farmer on bass and Ronnie Free or Nick Stabulas on drums – simple piano-driven groovers, performed with a slight gutbuckety approach, and lots of sweet down home soul. 20 tracks in all, including "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand", "Stroll", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", "Seventh Son", "If You Live", "Mule", "If I Didn't Care", "Moon & Cypress", and "Creek Bank". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieKansas City Suite – The Music Of Benny Carter ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
A great little set – despite our initial fears about the package – and a really wonderful pairing of the talents of Count Basie and Benny Carter! We'll admit that we're the first ones to shy away from anything that says "Kansas City" in the title – as we expect a lot of hoke – but this album's a surprisingly great batch of tunes, original numbers written by Benny Carter in honor of the KC of days past, but arranged and performed by the Basie group in a swinging style that's got the best touches of their Roulette years, plus a bit of Ellingtonish ambition in the horn charts. Titles include "Katy Do", "Miss Missouri", "Jackson County Jubilee", "Sunset Glow", "Meetin Time", and "The Wiggle Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Forum pressing.)

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Basie-itesHow High The Moon ... LP
Jubilee, Late 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
A really cooking session from key members of the Count Basie group of the 50s – players that include Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Joe Newman, Freddie Green, Al Grey, and Thad Jones – plus a young Barry Harris on piano, and the great Blue Mitchell on trumpet! There's a nicely crackling energy to this set that gets away from some of the other "Basie players without Basie" records from the time – a relaxed, jamming sort of approach that really has the players opening up in the freedom away from the larger group. Some of the ballads here are actually the nicest numbers, played with a really mellow feel that has a strong focus on the soloists – and titles include a longish take on "How High The Moon", plus the shorter numbers "When I Think About Lovin You", "My Old Flame", "Blue Moon", "Poor Butterfly", and "Stairway To The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and heavy!)

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Ornette ColemanSomething Else!!!! ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... $69.99
Pre-Atlantic work from Ornette Coleman – one of his first recorded statements in jazz – and one of his boldest! At some level, the complete Coleman sound isn't entirely in place here – as there's a bit of a trace of hardbop in the mix – not entirely, but just a bit. But at another level, the record's still way darn bolder than just about anything coming out of LA at the time – proof that amidst all the cool jazz ruminations of the 50s, there was a second wave of modernism about to explode! The group here features Don Cherry on trumpet, Walter Norris on piano, Don Payne on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and while the core harmelodic rhythmic approach isn't always in place, it's more than made up for by some surprisingly free energy. Titles include "Invisible", "The Blessing", "Alpha", and "The Sphinx". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)
Also available My Favorite Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Sonny FortuneSerengeti Minstrel ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great one from Sonny Fortune – done with the fusiony sound he was working so well with at the time, and still filled with a tight conception and an incredible group of musicians who bring depth and deliver some really great solos! The title track is an incredible 10 minute cut that breaks into a beautiful modal groove about 4 minutes into it – and that groove is completely wonderful. It's far from the only high point of a set filled with them. Players include Kenny Barron on Fender Rhodes, Woody Shaw on coronet & flugelhorn, Gary King on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, Sammy Figueroa on congas, Rafael Cruz on percussion, and Sonny doing his thing on flute, piccolo and sax. Other tracks include "Bacchanal", "Never Again Is Such A Long Time", "There's Nothing Smart About Being Stupid" and "The Afro-Americans". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serengeti Minstrel ... CD 7.99

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Lars GullinLars Gullin With The Moretone Singers ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of the more enigmatic of Lars Gullin's mid 50s American albums – a session that features the master baritonist blowing alongside the Moretone Singers – a vocal ensemble who sings in cascading tones that kind of shade and color the background. The approach is different than other jazz vocal group records – in that the singers don't really handle solos or songs – they mostly just come in chorus formation to support the group, in the manner of a string ensemble. The sound's dark and moody, and actually makes a surprisingly wonderful backdrop for Gullin's majestic horn – really setting him free from the rest of the group, not having to worry about swing, just exploring space and sound in a way that's rare for his albums of the time! Titles include "Late Date", "Lover Man", "Merlin", "Late Summer", and "For FJ Fans Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing with deep groove Cover has moderate wear, splitting and some fading of the image under the laminate – common for this one.)

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Stan LeveyStan Levey Plays The Compositions Of Cooper, Holman, & Giuffre (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1954. Very Good- ... $29.99
The first album ever from drummer Stan Levey, but a set that already shows his mighty talents as a leader! Stan wisely chose some great songs to work with here – penned by west coast highlights Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper, and Bill Holman – and taken into a small combo mode that really shakes the tunes free of any of the larger Kenton-esque qualities of the composers. Giuffre is on the record – playing baritone in the sextet along with Zoot Sims on tenor, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Claude Williamson on piano, and Max Bennett on bass – about as great of a Bethlehem lineup as you could hope for at the time. Sims brings in a really rich sense of soul tot he record – and titles include "Drum Sticks", "Lightnin' Bug", "Exaktamo", and "Extraversion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in nice shape.)

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Les McCannTalk To The People ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the best of Les McCann's 70s Atlantic recordings, and one that captures him with a lot of fire and funkiness – and none of the looser modes of other recordings from the time! Les sings on about half the cuts – but the focus is still quite strongly on his funky jazz, which makes even the vocal numbers work well here – giving them a punch that puts the lyrics in very nice formation. Includes a nice long version of "What's Going On", with backing vocals by The Persuasions; a funky instrumental called "Shamading" that has some excellent clavinet work; and a few other vocal tracks with backup vocals by Eugene McDaniels, like "Let It Lay", "Talk To The People", and Stevie Wonder's "Seems So Long". Also features the funky instrumental "North Carolina" – one of Les' best funky tracks from the 70s, with a really messed up keyboard sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Talk To The People ... LP 11.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetQuartet (first cover) ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Early and brilliant work by the MJQ – recorded at a time when the combo's idea was quite unique, and when its execution was still filled with a lot of creative energy! The group, of course, features the core duo of Milt Jackson and John Lewis – and bass chores are handled by either Percy Heath, or Ray Brown – the latter of whom dominates the album surprisingly. Drums are mostly by Kenny Clarke, whose harder touch gave the group an edge on a lot more of these early recordings – and on a few numbers, Al Jones sits in instead of Kenny. Titles include "Love Me Pretty Baby", "D&E", "True Blues", "Yesterdays", "Round About Midnight", and "Milt Meets Sid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with a deep groove. Cover has light wear & an ink stamp.)

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Gerry MulliganConcert In Jazz ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Another of Mulligan's large Concert Jazz Band sides, with a large section of brass and reeds, mostly featuring Mulligan and trombonist Bob Brookmyer in the soloist's seat. The thing we've always dug about this group is that they move with the fluidity of a smaller ensemble, but like a middleweight fighter they still pack a heavy punch when the time comes. Six tunes: "All About Rosie", "Weep", "I Know, Don't Know How", 'Chuggin", "Summer's Over" and "Israel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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Shades Of JoyShades Of Joy ... LP
Fontana, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Shades of Joy were one of those cool little sixties bands that fell through the cracks – a San Francisco based, racially-mixed jazz group that had rock leanings, but did some neat groovy stuff. We like some of the instrumental cuts on here, but especially love "Icarus Revealed", a cool vocal ditty about the Greek pilot! Other tracks have a great mix of jazz, groove, and SF stoner spirituality – in a way that's kind of cheesy, but also instantly captivating and strangely appealing. This is the kind of record we passed by for years, but which we now treasure as the kind of unique little album that we'd be hard pressed to find easily. Titles include "Andy's Dream", "Crying Bag", "Tada", "Come & Throw The Rye Bread", and "It's Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a small cutout hole.)

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Howard Wales & Jerry GarciaHooteroll? ... LP
Douglas, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Forget what you think about Jerry Garcia, because this is a sweet batch of funky organ tunes! Jerry's on guitar, but the real star of the scene is Howard Wales – who runs the session with a laidback feel that's partly like Jimmy Smith on early Blue Note, Larry Young on later Blue Note, and which also has the trippier approach that you'd expect from the time! Tracks are long, with great guitar and organ interplay – and additional work on sax, flute, and trumpet – and titles include "South Side Strut", "Up From The Desert", "A Trip To What Next", "DC 502", "Uncle Martin's", and "Da Birg Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Werner-Rosengren Swedish Jazz QuartetBombastica! ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Near Mint- ... $48.99
Excellent bit of modernist jazz from Sweden, recorded in Stockholm, and issued in the states by Jazzland. The brilliant young tenor player Bernt Rosengren teams with wild piano player Lars Werner to play an amazing set of originals by Werner like "Bombastica", "Latin Beat", "Happiness Beans", and "Living Up to Life". Don't be fooled by the Swedish tag – there's nothing "cool" about this. This is the kind of crazy modernism that would have made these guys legends had they been playing in New York at the time. Instead, this LP got kind of lost on Jazzland amidst the label's other American releases. Don't pass it up, though, because it will pick you up and drop you on your hiney! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label jazzland pressing – in great shape!)

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✨✧ Bobby BradfordLost In LA ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing lost about this set, as Bobby Bradford's work is tight and focused throughout – and stands as a hip west coast contrast to early 80s avant jazz material from points east! There's a feel here that's a lot like some of the Nimbus Records albums of the time – material that's definitely towards the left side of the jazz spectrum, but which is usually never too far out – often tied together with a sense of spirit, or a bit of swing – and at the best moments, a nice little groove that really grabs our attention. Even back in the 60s, Bobby always brought a great sense of rhythm to his farther-out work – and that tradition definitely continues here, thanks to help from the Mark Dresser and Roberto Miguel Miranda on bass, and Sherman Ferguson on drums. Bradford plays cornet, James Kousakis plays alto sax, and titles include "You Known", "Dirty Rag", "Ashes", "Ornate", and "Sho Nuff Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marion BrownGeechee Recollections ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly our favorite record ever from reedman Marion Brown – and very different than both his seminal 60s recordings, and his European sides from later years! There's a really earthy feel to this record – one that really lives up to the title, and which comes from the use of lots of percussion, played by just about every group member, ala AACM – but handled in a style that's warmly spiritual, and very organic too – right in line with the best Impulse Records vibe of the time, yet completely its own thing too! Brown plays alto and soprano sax, and is working with players who include Leo Smith on trumpet, William Malone on mbira and autoharp, James Jefferson on bass, and Steve McCall, Jumma Santos, Bill Hasson, and A Kobena Adzenyah on percussion – in addition to percussion plays by other group members too. Two tracks are spare, beautiful solos – almost a Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre vibe – and titles include "Buttermilk Bottom", "Once Upon A Time", "Tokalokaloka", and "Karintha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Wayne DavisView From Another Place ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from early 70s Atlantic Records – a set from singer/pianist Wayne Davis – who was brought to the label by Roberta Flack, who also handled most of the arrangements! Davis is a lot like Flack at this early point in her career – a unique talent with a style that's all his own – somewhere in a space between soul and jazz, but deeply personal, and never content to just try to hang on anyone else's expectations! That individuality is what really makes the record great – and which also, since Davis never got the hit status as Flack, has also made it a bit hard to peg by the larger music market – who've maybe helped keep the set buried a bit over the course of time. Many of the tunes have this sort of gentle flow that's a bit like Robert's first two Atlantic albums – but a few more have some of the quirkier approach to arrangements that you'll find in Eugene McDaniel's work for the label – no surprise, maybe, as McDaniels helps out on one track. Flack also sings and plays a bit of keyboards – and titles include "Joel 2:28", "How's Mama's Baby", "I Like The Things About Me That I Once Despised", "I Love You So", and a cover of Sly Stone's "Somebody's Watching You". (Soul, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and an unglued top seam.)
Also available View From Another Place ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Bill EvansBest Of Bill Evans ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice collection of side Evans cut for Verve, featuring the introspective pianist in a variety of settings. "Beautiful Love" and "My Foolish Heart" were recorded live at Town Hall in a trio setting with Chuck Israels and Arnie Wise. "Spartacus Love Theme" and "How About You?" feature Evans accompanying himself on overdubbed pianos from the Conversations With Myself LP, while "Bemsha Swing" is a similar recording that was previously unissued at the time of this collection. "I Believe In You" and "Danny Boy" were recorded with the Monty Budwig and Shelly Manne trio lineup and issued originally on Empathy. "I've Got You Under My Skin" is a duet with Jim Hall off Intermodulation, and "Valse" features the trio of Evans, Chuck Israels and Grady Tate accompanied by a symphony orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Gary McFarlandRequiem For Gary McFarland ... LP
Cobblestone, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A beautiful collection of Gary's groovy recordings for the Skye label, issued in this posthumous package that features some nice words about the man after his untimely death. The material here shows Gary's late fascination with Beach Boys/Beatles-type production, and it adds in a fair bit more vocal tracks than usual, all of them groovy! Includes the cuts "Flea Market", "God Only Knows", "Because", "Slaves", "Shadows Are Falling", and "80 Miles An Hour Through Beer Can Country". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny StittSaxophones Of Sonny Stitt ... LP
Roost, Late 50s. Very Good ... $26.99
Magical Stitt work on Roost – an album of marked understatement, from the simple title, standard cover, and lack of session details on the back – all of which might make you think "oh yeah, heard this one before." But one drop of the needle opens the album up immediately – grabbing your ears, and saying "man, this is what Stitt's all about – and if you think you've heard it before, you haven't!" There's nothing fancy here, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing, either – as Sonny on sax is more than enough to make the whole thing take off from the very first note – blowing in that majestically confident style used during his years at Roost, an extremely inventive solo mode that takes on almost Rollins-like proportions at times. Tunes include "Wind Up", "Them There Eyes", "Foot Tapper", "Happy Faces", "In A Little Spanish Town", and "Back In Your Own Back Yard". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Blue Roost pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker spot.)
Also available Saxophones Of Sonny Stitt ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious In Action ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic cooker from Thelonious Monk – recorded during his legendary run at the Five Spot in the late 50s, and featuring some especially great work on tenor from a young Johnny Griffin! Griffin's filling a role here that would be cemented a bit more firmly in the 60s by Charlie Rouse – but what we like about his playing here is that it's not as clearly codified "Monkish" as some of Rouse's work (even though that's all pretty darn great) – sometimes a bit more open, although still filled with angular tones and changes on this set of all-original compositions by Monk. Rhythm is by Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Roy Haynes on drums – and titles include "Evidence", "Epistrophy", "Blue Monk", "Rhythm-a-ning", "Light Blue", and "Coming on the Hudson". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has an old price sticker on front.)

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Herbie Mann with Rufus HarleyWailing Dervishes ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the coolest albums ever from Herbie Mann – and a set that's definitely got the vibrant sound you'd expect from its title and cover! The set's a live one, and pretty open at times – and the great Rufus Harley joins Mann's group for one track – in a really mad mix of sounds that also includes lots of other exotic instrumentation too! Roy Ayers plays vibes on about half the set – and other instrumentation includes oud, dumbek, and zither – set over modal rhythms that have a very strong Eastern vibe! Titles include "Wailing Dervishes", "Flute Bag", "In the Medina", and "Armenian Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinKerry Dancers ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unique album in the career of Johnny Griffin – and one of the few entries in the short-lived "jazz meets folk" genre of the 60s! The record features Griffin blowing through versions of older folk numbers – mostly traditional tunes, re-arranged by Johnny here with a swinging vibe that's a bit soul jazz, but also slightly more exotic and lyrical – in keeping with the timeless themes of the compositions. The rest of the group includes Barry Harris on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – a trio who seem well-suited to match the sensitive spirit of some of the tunes! And while you might have reservations about a record like this, don't – because Griffin's tone and phrasing are great, and really keep things away from the gimmicky side of the spectrum! Titles include "The Kerry Dancers", "Green Grow The Rushes", "Black is The Color of My True Love's Hair", "25 1/2 Daze", and "The Londonderry Air" – plus the Griffin original "Oh Now I See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo. Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on top seam – but this is a great copy.)
 
 
 



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