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✨✧ Ahmed AbdullahLife's Force ... LP
About Time, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crowning moment of achievement for trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah – a record that draws on his rich experience working with Sun Ra, but focuses the energy into a warmer, more spiritual jazz setting overall! The album's a lost treasure from the US scene of the late 70s – a perfect melding of jazz modes of the time, and one of those dates that somehow has all the players sounding even better than usual – really hitting a unique space together – one that's rhythmic, yet searching – free, yet structured – and always open to new ideas throughout! In addition to trumpet from Abdullah, the group also features vibes from Jay Hoggard, French horn from Vincent Chaney, cello from Muneer Abdul Fatah, bass from Jerome Hunter, and drums from Rashied Sinan. Hunter's bass is an especially moving force in the session – giving the album a warm, soulful current that really holds things together – and titles include "Song of Tenderness", "Eternal Spiraling Spirit", "Long Time Black", and "Life's Force". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp. Cover has light wear.)
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✨✧ ColosseumThose Who Are About To Die Salute You ... LP
ABC/Dunhill, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 improvisational 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 funky "Debut", and the cuts "Walking In The Park", "Plenty Hard Lick", "The Road She Walked Before", "Mandarin" and "Those About To Die". (Rock, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Dunhill pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsNewk's Time ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
About as classic as you can get for Sonny Rollins during the 50s – from the cover right down to the incredible solos on the set! The album's got Rollins really stretching out – still not finding the freer trio mode of his Vanguard session, but still bringing in plenty of fresh ideas in both his phrasing and the construction of his tunes – way more than just the roots of his (still excellent) years as a boppish player. The group's nice and loose – with Wynton Kelly on soulful piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all able to snap into a groove when needed, but also letting Rollins really lay back into a solo too. Titles include the sublime "Asiatic Raes", plus "Namely You", "Tune Up", "Wonderful Wonderful", and "Blues For Philly Joe". If you've ever needed a record to convince you how great Rollins is, this might just be the one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing! Record and cover are great.)

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Gene AmmonsNothin' But Soul (Up Front) ... LP
Winley/Up Front, Early 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Very nice record, and one of the rarer sides by Gene Ammons. We can't remember the exact story behind this, but we know that the material was recorded by Jug during the early 60's, when he was violating his contractual agreements with a number of labels, and recording sessions for just about everybody. Paul Winley caught him then, and put him in the studio with Howard McGhee and guitarist Jake Fisher, for this cool laidback soul jazz session that's probably one of Jug's most open-ended from the time. The tracks are all long, with a lot of room for solo space, and a round mellow tone. Winley has his name on all of the writing credits, which is probably false (the lying bastard!), and titles include "Housewarmin", "Nothin' But Soul", and "Jug & McGhee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Conte CandoliConte Candoli Quartet ... LP
Mode, 1957. Good+ ... $24.99
Arguably one of the best records cut for the short-lived Mode label in the late 50s – and easily one of the best from trumpeter Conte Candoli too! For the session, Conte front a quartet with Vince Guaraldi on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and Guaraldi's piano style's got a heck of a lot more soul than you'd expect, a detail that brings a nice depth to a session that might have been otherwise lightweight – and which comes off with the same strength overall as the pair's outing from the same time for the Crown label. Candoli seems to play about half the tracks with a mute, but still in a style that's more open and fluid than much of his other work from the time – and titles include "Tara Ferma", "Diane", "Mambo Blues", "Mediolistic", and "Walkie Talkie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and heavy, clean, and with deep groove. Cover has some wear, with some of the back paste-on peeling at the spine.)

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Ornette ColemanSomething Else!!!! ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(Recent EU reissue on Doxy.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansBest Of Bill Evans ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
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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✨✧ Bill EvansNew Conversations ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful late 70s albums from Bill Evans – showing a further evolution of his solo piano/overdub approach! New Conversations is a record that follows strongly on the format of Bill's famous "Conversations" sessions for Verve in the 60s – and like those dates, it features the pianist playing alongside himself, thanks to the magic of overdubbing. But unlike those, this one also features a bit of electric piano too – picked up from the Left & Right years, and played alongside the acoustic piano in a shimmering sort of sound that's really great. The tones are tremendous – almost more open and fluid than in any Evans trio dates of the time – and the whole thing's got a ringing quality that's as much about sonic textures as it is about melody. Titles include "Song For Helen", "I Love My Wife", "For Nenette", "Maxine", "Nobody Else But Me", "After You", and "Reflections In D". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Funky FreeFunky Free ... LP
Philips (Holland), Late 60s. Very Good ... $99.99
In the years after the beat group phenomenon, it seems that many potential German jazz groups picked up a strong bit of funky rock, and added it to their bag in a way that really opened up the sound considerably. With some groups, that addition meant that they got a bit progressive and trippy – with other bands, like the Funky Free, it meant that they got a nice groovy sound, with an approach that approximated American soul and jazz combos of the time. This album is a perfect example of that trend – as the Funky Free groove in an excellent way, with a very tight garagey-big band soul style (if we can invent such a genre!) Lots of heavy drumming, funky organ, and nice brassy washes. The band has some male vocals (in English), and some female ones – and the album has a lot of very nice late 60s Atlantic-sounding tracks (in fact, if these guys were in the US, they'd definitely be part of the Muscle Shoals scene!) Titles include "Talking About Soul", "Ride Your Mule", "Funky Free", "Shake Your Mini", and "Just Dropped In". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie HancockMagic Windows ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great little soul album from Herbie Hancock – but one that's often lost in the valleys between his bigger hits of the time! The record was cut in the space right before Herbie's big "Rockit" success – and it's a sweet bit of funky fusion that has a good dose of R&B in the mix – similar to other records from Hancock's Columbia label keyboardist contemporaries – like Rodney Franklin, Webster Lewis, or Charles Earland! All orchestrations are performed by Herbie on a host of keyboards and synthesizers, and just about every cut has vocals – from singers who include Sylvester, Gavin Christopher, and The Waters. But even with this soul component, Herbie still keeps things jazzy – using a good bit of keyboards to open up the tunes in the middle, and hitting hard on all numbers with that classic Hancock approach to funk! Titles include "Magic Number", "Tonight's The Night", "Everybody's Broke", "Help Yourself", and "Satisfied With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker. Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Hank Jones & Oliver NelsonHappenings ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A great little record – very different than anything else that Hank Jones ever recorded! The album features arrangements by Oliver Nelson – done in that mod 60s pop-jazz style that he was using on his best work – and about half the record features Jones playing electric harpsichord, one of those groovy instruments that we can never get enough of! Needless to say, the combination of these two factors pushes the record far away from Jones' usual straight jazz piano trio approach – as does some tight added horn work, and an overall feel that's right up there with the grooviest sounds that Impulse or Verve had to offer in the 60s. Titles include "Broadwalk Samba", "Happenings", "Funky But Blues", "Fugue Time", "Jazztime USA", "Mas Que Nada", and "Cul De Sac". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing, with Bell Sound stamp. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Quincy JonesSlender Thread – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Very Good- ... $9.99
Another killer from Quincy! Man, he just couldn't miss with these hip 60s soundtracks, and the grooviness of this one is a real testament to his genius. About half the album's straight jazz numbers – played with some wonderful elements like Hammond solos, vibes, electric harpsichord and even some weird sound effects. The other half is orchestral, and the overall style is as cool as any of Quincy's other work from the time, and the album's filled with loads of groovy gems waiting to be rediscovered! Titles include "Psychosis", "Threadbare", "Preludium", "Fox's Sugar", "Big Sir", and "Funny Farm". (Soundtracks, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & stickers.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusPithecanthropus Erectus ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An amazing record – quite possibly one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, and a session that has Charles Mingus stepping boldly forward in a whole new direction! The album shakes loose the sometimes too-academic modern tones of Mingus albums from the previous year or two – and unleashes the bold, raw emotion that would drive him firmly into the 60s – a new sense of freedom in music, filled with poetry, anger, joy, and life! The tracks are all quite long – and played by a sharp quintet with Mingus on bass, Jackie McLean on alto sax, JR Monterose on tenor, Mal Waldron on piano, and Willie Jones on drums. Titles include "Pithecantrhopus Erectus", "A Foggy Day", "Love Chant", and "Profile of Jackie". The whole thing bubbles over with an anger and intensity that you hardly find in other Mingus albums, and if you've ever heard a weak Mingus album, and wondered what all the fuss was about, you owe it to yourself to own this one! We promise that it will never ever let you down. LP, Vinyl record album

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James MoodyMoody & The Brass Figures ... LP
Milestone, 1966. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Forget the "brass" in the title, because this is a great set – not hokey at all, not a big band session, but a wonderfully well-developed expression of jazz from the great James Moody – recorded during an extremely fruitful time in his career! About half the tunes on the set feature Moody working in a small group with Kenny Barron, Bob Cranshaw, and Mel Lewis – and the other half feature arrangements by Tom McIntosh, Moody's longtime musical partner on some of his best projects, with a larger group that features Jimmy Owens on trumpet, plus a few other brass players. The sound has a hip late 60s approach on all tracks – and the album features some great originals by Moody, including "Never Again", "Love Where Are You", "Smack A Mack", and "Simplicity & Beauty", which has a solo that's worth the price of the album alone, and which will show you that James is an underrecognized genius! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Bobby ScottCompositions Of Bobby Scott Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Great material from Bobby Scott – an album that features wonderful work from Charlie Mariano on alto, Bill Holman on tenor, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone, and Conte Candoli on trumpet! The great thing about the record is the way that Scott lets some of the soloists really stretch out and do their thing – and Mariano is especially wonderful, with some of those sharp-edge tones that really set him apart at the time – snaking out beautifully on some key solos for the set. Titles include "Kwan Youen", "A Parable", "The Tablecloth Stomp", "Wigwam", and "Count Bill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Carol SloaneSubway Tokens ... LP
Carol Sloane/Moonbeam, 1975. Near Mint- ... $38.99
A lost jazz vocal gem from the 70s – the kind of record you'd be surprised to hear they were still making at the time! Singer Carol Sloane works before a small club audience in Raleigh, North Carolina – accompanied by the Paul Montgomery trio, and running through older standards in a really personal and intimate tone. Carol never resorts to tricks or pyrotechnics, but takes these songs and makes them her own – in a classic style that's more reminiscent of 50s torch singers than 70s jazzers. Great stuff, and with titles that include "Cottage For Sale", "Twisted", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "I Didn't Know About You", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and "I Cried For You". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing!)

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Sweet BottomSweet Bottom ... LP
Sweet Bottom, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Heavy fusion from southern Wisconsin – a pretty tasty little set by a group we know nothing about! The lineup includes bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, and saxes – played in a style that's somewhere between some of the jamming, frenetic European groups of the time, and some of the tighter American groups. A few tracks on here really go over the top in a free-for-all fusion kind of style – but there's some better ones that kick back a bit more and are a bit more open to flowing with the rhythms. Titles include "Her", "Slave Trader", "Veena Deva", "Angels Of The Deep", and "Amazon Ritual". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe WilderBlow, Gabriel Blow – Rhythm Background Record For Any Musician Or Vocalist ... LP
Music Minus One, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A cool set of jazz instrumentals – designed as part of the Music Minus One instruction series, but pretty nice on their own! Wilder's playing trumpet, and appears to be the leader on most of the tunes – and other players include Hank Jones, Mundell Lowe, Chuck Wayne, and Dave Bailey. Tracks include "Moonlight Bay", "Pretty Baby", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", and "Can't We Talk It Over" – and the sound of the album's like some of Wilder's mellower work of the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a booklet of sheet music inside the cover!)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Jackson In Your House ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. Used Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's all-time classics! If you've ever bought an Art Ensemble album and said "Hmm, what's all the fuss about?", get this one. It'll change your mind. The band is in perfect form – and hits an incredible blend of free thinking modernism and soulful soloing, peppered with a healthy dose of humor. The tracks are shortish, and very tight – and titles include "Jackson In Your House", "Song For Charles", "The Waltz", and "Get In Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ Gato BarbieriTropico ... LP
A&M, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A far reaching late 70s set from Gato Barbieri – a record that blends fusiony jazz funk, lush stings, and Latin rhythms and fluid solos on a varied batch of tunes! One of the more interesting things about the production is that those varied approaches often come into play within the same tunes – with clean, lean fusiony bass and percussion underneath swelling string accents, showing Barbieri was unafraid to intermingle myriad influences at the time. Titles include a take on Caetano Veloso's "Odara", plus "Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)", "Latin Lady" (which guest Carlos Santana trading solos with Gato over tropical jazz funk backing), "She Is Michelle", "Where Is The Love", "Evil Eyes" and "Bolero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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 two small stained spots on front.)
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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al HibblerMeeting Of The Times ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Roland makes a nod towards tradition – as he seemed to be doing often in the later years of his life – and he welcomes the great Al Hibbler into the studio for a true "meeting of the times". Hibbler's one of our favorite vocalists from the early 50s, but mixing him with Kirk is a strange approach. Oddly, though, the set works – thanks mostly to Hibbler's insistence on keeping things straight. Titles include "Something About Believing", "Daybreak", and "Carney & Begarnd Place". Plus, the album also features one track – "Dream" – which has Leon Thomas on vocals instead of Hibbler. LP, Vinyl record album

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Al Haig & Jimmy RaneyStrings Attached ... LP
Choice, 1975. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A brilliant mid 70s set headlined by pianist Al Haig & guitarist Jimmy Raney – essentially a reunion of bandmates from the early 50s Stan Getz Quintet – beautifully done and in a timelessly appealing mode! What's great about this is that doesn't feel in the least a hokey revisit the old days kinda thing, as if we should have expected something so crass from such wonderful players. They play some evergreen jazz standards some numbers that made waves in the 60s and later, the group includes Jamil Nasser on bass, Frank Gand on drums, plus guitar by Doug Raney on "You Came To Me From Out Of Nowhere". Other numbers including the Eddie Harris penned title track, Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance", "Round Midnight", "Invitation", and "Enigma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... LP
CBS, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
We know you've seen this record a million times, just like us, and probably passed it up because it appears to be a greatest hits compilation, just like we did! But it's actually Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittNow! ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A tight swinger from Sonny Stitt – one of the standout 60s dates he recorded for the Impulse label, a place where he seemed to get even more care and focus in the studio! The record's got all the soulful swing of Stitt's classics for Roost, but also hits a slightly more lyrical groove at times too – and backing is by a trio that features Hank Jones on piano, Al Lucas on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Stitt himself plays a bit of alto alongside his tenor – and titles include "Lester Leaps In", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Estralita", "My Mother's Eyes", "Never Sh!", "Touchy", and "Surfin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some very small aged spots.)

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✨✧ Vaughn Nark QuintetCutting Through ... LP
Lavenham, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
With a name like "Nark", Vaughn must have gotten teased a lot in school – but he probably more than made up for that by coming back with a strong little indie jazz set like this! Vaughn plays trumpet, and the rest of the lineup includes sax/flute, bass, drums, and piano – the last of which is sometimes electric, bringing a sweeter, warmer sound to some of the best cuts. The album's mostly straight – with little funk or groove elements – but it's a well-played batch of work from some players we know little about. Titles include the originals "Alone" and "Cutting Through" – plus "Counting Down", "Blues In The Guts", "Somewhere In The Sun", and "Runaway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pre-release copy, in a cover with plain text front, with call letters in marker.)

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