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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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Quincy JonesQuintessential Charts (This Is How I Feel About Jazz/Quintessence) ... LP
ABC, 1956/1961. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A split 70s LP – with two earlier classics! First up is How I Feel About Jazz – an important early album from Quincy Jones! Q's working here in some of his hippest settings of the 50s – scoring longish versions of jazz tunes for groups that include players like Lucky Thompson on tenor, Herbie Mann on flute, Art Farmer on trumpet, Phil Woods and Gene Quill on alto sax, Hank Jones on piano, and even Charles Mingus on bass! As with most Jones albums of the time, Quincy has a way of making a bigger group sound nice and lean – hitting some especially nice edges along with the rhythms, and really showing the way towards a new soulful sound for a bigger band. Titles include a sublime 10 minute version of "Walkin" that kicks off the album with a great soulful groove – plus original tunes "Evening In Paris", "Stockholm Sweetnin", and "Boo's Blues", as well as a version of Cannonball Adderley's "Sermonette". Next is Quintessence – a very soulful set of big band material from Quincy Jones – recorded during that tight early 60s period when his arrangements just couldn't fail! The album's his only session for Impulse, and it's got a slightly deeper style than his work from the time for Mercury – a bit more sophisticated, with nice modern touches that take the tunes in surprising directions. Part of the greatness of the set lies in the players – as the album features work by Curtis Fuller, Thad Jones, Stu Martin, Freddie Hubbard, Patty Brown, Phil Woods, and Jerome Richardson – and titles include "Robot Portrait", "Hard Sock Dance", "The Twitch", and "For Lena & Lennie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Quincy JonesThis Is How I Feel About Jazz ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Fantastic – and an important early album from Quincy Jones! Q's working here in some of his hippest settings of the 50s – scoring longish versions of jazz tunes for groups that include players like Lucky Thompson on tenor, Herbie Mann on flute, Art Farmer on trumpet, Phil Woods and Gene Quill on alto sax, Hank Jones on piano, and even Charles Mingus on bass! As with most Jones albums of the time, Quincy has a way of making a bigger group sound nice and lean – hitting some especially nice edges along with the rhythms, and really showing the way towards a new soulful sound for a bigger band. Titles include a sublime 10 minute version of "Walkin" that kicks off the album with a great soulful groove – plus original tunes "Evening In Paris", "Stockholm Sweetnin", and "Boo's Blues", as well as a version of Cannonball Adderley's "Sermonette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkIt's Monk Time ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite Thelonious Monk albums ever – a bare bones, no nonsense session that's filled with great work from tenorist Charlie Rouse! The record's filled with everything that's great about the Monk/Rouse team in these years – an incredible interplay between sax and piano, served up over the sorts of angular tunes that Monk had been putting forth for years, but somehow at a level that's even more perfect, more "Monkish" than before! Other members of the group are Butch Warren on bass and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Lulu's Back In Town", "Memories Of You", "Brake's Sake", "Stuffy Turkey", and "Shuffle Boil". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono 2 eye promo! Cover has a tracklist sticker on front.)
Also available It's Monk Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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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
(Mono 63rd St pressing, with deep groove, RVG stamp, 9M etch, and ear. Cover has yellowed tape on all seams and a name in marker on back.)

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Marion BrownGeechee Recollections ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
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 a cut corner and light surface wear.)

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Ornette ColemanThis Is Our Music ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- (reissue)... $14.99
A landmark in modern jazz – from the stark stares of the band on the cover, to the starkly haunting music in the grooves! The record makes a bold statement right from the outset – and more than lives up to its promise in the sound within – an amazing approach to modern jazz that's still quite powerful, even all these many years later! The group features Ornette Coleman on alto, Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums – moving at a fast, highly rhythmic pace that still leaves us breathless – filled with angles, but wrapped up in soul. The group make severe statements about the future of modern music in tracks like "Humpty Dumpty", "Beauty Is a Rare Thing", and "Kaleidoscope" – bouncing the efforts of the whole group off the beat, in a way that's both challenging and groove-heavy at the same time, a key summation of the genius of Ornette's early vision! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisDig (Conception/Early Miles) ... LP
Prestige, 1951/1953. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A 70s 2LP set that brings together some key material from Miles first few years at Prestige – tunes that were mostly issued on the albums Early Miles and Conception. The work is about as classic as you can get from Miles' early years – with players that include Sonny Rollins on tenor, Bennie Green on trombone, Jackie McLean on alto, John Lewis or Walter Bishop on piano, and Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, or Kenny Clarke on drums. Some tracks get quite long for the time, and the set includes the classic "Dig", a great reading of "It's Only A Paper Moon", and the tracks "Denial", "Down", "Morpheus", "Bluing", "Conception", "Willie The Wailer", "Tasty Pudding", "For Adults Only", and "Out Of The Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label gatefold pressing. Cover is lightly stained and wrinkled along the opening, with some stuck-on paper on back.)

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Bill EvansBest Of Bill Evans ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Cover has wear, aging, masking tape over the top seam, a cutout hole and marker on the back.)

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✨✧ Sonny FortuneSerengeti Minstrel ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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Rod LevittSolid Ground ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good ... $1.99
Rod Levitt led one of the hippest large groups of the 60's, and although his work was barely recognized at the time, and all but forgotten now, these RCA records of his stand as a constant tribute to his brilliant skills as an arranger and leader. These cuts are short and quirky, with ensemble playing of great skill, and solos that come burning out in little twists and turns, then jump off to make way for the next player in the group. Rolf Ericson's about the only player in the group you may know, but also notable are alto player Buzz Renn and tenorist George Marge – two great talents that we only know from Levitt's recordings. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has staining & waviness along the opening.)

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Junior ManceSoul Of Hollywood ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the best Junior Mance albums from the time – mostly because it's got Melba Liston arranging a larger group to back up Junior on the set! As on most albums of this type, Junior's almost better when he doesn't have to lead a trio – because he can concentrate on bouncing around solo-wise, hitting some strident soulful grooves, while not having to worry about leading the bass and drums along. Tracks include "Invitation", "Spellbound", "Never On Sunday", "Tara's Theme", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "One Eyed Jacks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer pressing. Cover has a split top seam & spine and a name in marker.)

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James MoodyMoody & The Brass Figures ... LP
Milestone, 1966. Very Good ... $2.99
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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Gerry MulliganConcert In Jazz ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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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Bud ShankBarefoot Adventure ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Amazing! Although this album's a soundtrack to some goofy California surfer film, it's actually a killer batch of off-kilter jazz tracks composed by Bud Shank, and with a sound that's unlike anything we've ever heard from him! The frontline of the session is Shank, Bob Cooper, and Carmell Jones – but forget any conceptions you may have about West Coast Cool for a set like this, because Jones' off-kilter hardbop approach is in full-tilt, and the set grooves with an amazing modernist edge. Part of this may be due to the presence of Gary Peacock and Dennis Budimer in the album's sextet grouping – but we actually think the real genius lies with Shank, who scored the whole fershlugger thing, and who plays with a sinister tone that just cuts us to the quick. One of our favorite west coast albums of all time – honest! Titles include "Jungle Cruise", "Ala Moana", and "How Hight The Makaha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in nice shape! Cover has a small sticker in one bottom corner.)

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Cal TjaderTjader Plays Tjazz ... LP
Fantasy, 1955. Very Good+ ... $22.99
The title gets it right on this one – as the set's one of Cal's greatest straight jazz albums of the early years – done in a harder, and more soulful mode than some of his Latin-based sets from the time! The album features 2 different groups, both of them great – a main quintet that includes Brew Moore on tenor and Sonny Clarke on piano – and an additional quartet that features Bob Collins on trombone and Eddie Duran on guitar. The use of horns on the set is a nice change from some of the heavily percussive styles of Cal's other Fantasy records – and Moore's work on the album is especially nice, with some strong tenor moments that really make the album! Titles include "Moten Swing", "I've Never Been In Love Before", "Imagination", "I'll Know", "Brew's Blues", "A Minor Goof", and "How About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mottled red vinyl pressing, with a deep groove – in great shape! Cover has light wear, and a small bit of splitting on the spine, but is nice overall.)

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Ben WebsterSoulville ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
About as classic as you can get for Ben Webster on Verve Records – a nicely mature, nicely laidback session that really captures the energy promised in the title! The sidemen are all in an easygoing, soulful mode – Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and Ben blows these beautifully deep, well-crafted lines on tenor over the top – always with that raspy tone that had already influenced a generation, but which hardly ever got a better showcase than this! Titles include "Time On My Hands", "Where Are You", "Soulville", "Late Date", and "Ill Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Speakers Corner pressing.)

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Ernie WilkinsTrumpet Album (Top Brass/Trumpets All Out) ... LP
Savoy, 1955/1956. Very Good ... $1.99
Hard-swingin tracks from Ernie Wilkins – one of the most soulful arrangers of his time, working here in a wonderful all-star session from the 50s! The album's definitely got the "top brass" promised in the title – a lineup that features Donald Byrd, Ray Copeland, Idrees Sulieman, and Joe Wilder on trumpets – all working at a level that allows plenty of space for well-blown solos, but tied up in tighter ensemble formation overall – all with that Wilkins sense of swing that really set Ernie apart at the time. Rhythm is from a trip that includes Hank Jones on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kelly Clarke on drums – and titles include "58 Market Street", "Trick Or Treat", "Speedway", "Dot's What", "Top Brass", "Imagination", and "Willow Weep For Me". Also features the album Trumpets All Out – an all-trumpet affair, one that features 5 different players on the instrument – Art Farmer, Emmet Berry, Charlie Shavers, Ernie Royal, and Harold Baker – supported by spare rhythm from the trio of Don Abney on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Bobby Donaldson on drums. There's a definite swing-based approach here – different than usual for some of Farmer's outings of the time – but the differences between the players are nicely pronounced, and the amazing thing about the album is how it manages to pack so much solo energy in such a relatively small space, in a way that still lets you hear the different voices clearly. Titles include "She's Just My Size", "Five Cats Swingin", "Blues In 6/4", "Trumpets All Out", and "Low Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, wear & a promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Bishop Norman WilliamsOne For Bird ... LP
Theresa, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
A nice set of tunes – one that goes way past the Charlie Parker reference in the title! Williams claimed an affinity to Bird because he, like Parker, came from Kansas City – but by the time of this set, he'd spent over 15 years in the Bay Area – soaking up the rich and soulful energy of its 70s scene. The session features guest work from Pepper Adams on baritone – but despite that fact (touted highly on the cover), the real charm of the session is from Williams – who leads a group through some great soul bop numbers that crackle with the innocent charm of some of the best indie soul jazz sides of the late 70s. Titles include "About Time", "Beth", "Tahia's Outlook", "Allegra", and "The Doc Speaks". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leo WrightBlues Shout ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A beautiful record, and one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by alto player Leo Wright! At the time of the set, Wright was really making some excellent records with Lalo Schifrin and in Dizzy Gillespie's group (where they both were working at the time) – and this set is a perfect example of the lyricism and Latin influences he'd picked up from Lalo, mixed with the soulful expression that was common for Dizzy's combos in the 60s. Leo plays flute on about half the record, and he's working with soulful modern players that include Richard Williams, Charlie Persip, Art Davis, and Junior Mance. Titles include "Two Moods", "Blues Shout", "Sigi", "Indian Summer", "Autumn Leaves", and "The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover has wide clear tape holding the bottom seam, with some marker and a light stain on back.)

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✨✧ Mose Allison TrioBack Country Suite ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare early Mose Allison album – a mostly-instrumental outing that focuses on Allison's wonderful talents on the piano – already honed by this time through participation in a number of key sessions with other leaders! Side one of the album features the beautiful "Back Country Suite" – an extended piece of shorter numbers, composed by Allison with a wonderfully evocative feel. The depth of the work is wonderful, and shows that even at an early point, Allison was forging a unique voice in jazz that went far beyond simple work on piano as an accompanist. Other players on the set include bassist Taylor La Fargue and drummer Frank Isola – and side two features the tunes "Blueberry Hill", "I Thought About You", "In Salah", and "One Room Country Shack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove & RVG stamp. Cover has wear, some moisture stains, a large name in marker on the back & a taped top seam.)
 
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Billy CobhamLife & Times ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Full-on fusion from the great Billy Cobham – at his most pyrotechnic here, with drum lines that just about none of his contemporaries could ever hope to touch! Some moments have Cobham really taking off into the skies, right from the start of a track – but other moments are nicely spaced out, creating that sense of balance that's always made these late 70s Atlantic albums such standouts – not just in Billy's career, but in jazz fusion in general. John Scofield plays guitar throughout, and the record's got some great keyboards from Dawilli Gonga too – on titles that include "29", "Life & Times", "Siesta", "Earthlings", and "Song For A Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and promo sticker.)

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Ray DraperTuba Sounds ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good ... $199.99
Think what you want about the tuba – Ray Draper is an incredible talent, and probably the only individual to make the instrument work in jazz! Draper played with both John Coltrane and Jackie McLean during the late 50s – and this rare album features him leading a group with McLean on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, and Webster Young on trumpet. The sound is quite dark – with the heavy-hanging blue notes that you'll find on the best late 50s Prestige blowing sessions – and in a way, the overall feel is more similar to some of the work that McLean and Waldron did together, than it is to anything else. In other words, you're in for a modernist hardbop treat – with lots of rich surprises, and a deeply emotional approach to playing that makes the music timeless, whatever the instrumentation. Titles include "House Of Davis", "Terry Anne", "Pivot", and "Jackie's Dolly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NYC pressing, with deep groove, RVG stamp, and AB etch. Vinyl has a light warp but play is not affected. Cover has a small stain on back.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffGreat Jimmy McGriff ... LP
Sunset, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After McGriff had become more established as a name on the Soul Jazz scene in the 60s, Sunset pulled together this compilation of some of the best singles and album cuts from Jimmy's days at the Sue label. Most of the cuts here are more raw and bluesy than his later work for Groove Merchant and other labels, and have a good raunchy R&B organ sound to them. 10 tracks in all, all McGriff originals: "Bump De Bump", "Turn Blue", "Sho Nuff", "MG Blues", "There'll Never Be Another You", "One Of Mine", "Kiko", "Broadway", "All About My Girl" and "Hello Betty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and a name in marker written multiple times.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerShe Was Too Good To Me ... LP
CTI, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great return to form for Chet Baker – his first record in a number of years away from the studio, and proof that his genius could adapt to just about any setting! The album's got a tight focus that's probably one of the keys to its success – a set of arrangements by Don Sebesky that mix lusher moments with some more tightly snapping rhythms – a blend that allows Chet to display the full range of his talents without veering too far in one direction. Paul Desmond plays some great alto on the record, really bringing in a strong sense of crispness to a few numbers – and instrumentation also includes great electric piano from Bob James, vibes from Dave Friedman, and flute from Hubert Laws. Baker sings on a few numbers, and titles include "Autumn Leaves", "She Was Too Good To Me", "Funk In Deep Freeze", "Tangerine", "With A Song In My Heart", "What'll I Do", and "It's You Or No One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker written multiple times.)

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David FriedmanFutures Passed (Enja) ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums we've ever heard from vibist Dave Friedman – a set that really lives up to the promise we sometimes expect from other records of his, but never find this clearly! Friedman plays both marimba and vibes – the latter with this bold, chromatic quality that comes through even in gentle moments – a bit like Gary Burton, but turned towards much more varied ends here – as the songs really shift in mood and approach, keeping things fresh throughout! Vocalist Rimona Francis lends her lovely wordless singing style to about half the album's tracks – but in a way that's more like an instrument than a conventional jazz singer – and the group also features surprisingly great acoustic piano work from Pat Rebillot (who we mostly know from keyboard sessions), plus Harvie Swartz on bass and Bruce Ditmas on drums. Titles include "Rachel's Samba", "Rodney's Dream Of Fantasy & Self Fullfilment", "Three Pieces", "Trinkle Trinkle", and "A Smile On The Face Of Mourning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Bobbi HumphreyDig This! ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone killer from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – one of her early albums for Blue Note Records, and a set that's a perfect summation of the best sides of her talents! The album's got a slightly different feel than Bobbi's work with Larry Mizell – yet still sports a similar approach that blends her amazingly spiritual flute lines with rich larger backings – in this case arranged by Horace Ott, Alphonse Mouzon, and Wade Marcus, in a sublime blend of electric jazz and soaring strings – all with a feel that's almost like some lost blacksploitation soundtrack! Given the lady's strength on her instrument, and her sharp sound on her solos, the record's got a focus and righteousness that takes it way past most contemporary efforts of this nature – a bold testament to the qualities that have made Bobbi one of our favorite players on flute for many many years. The set also features some wonderful Fender Rhodes – played both by Harry Whitaker and Paul Griffin – plus bass from Wilbur Bascomb, and heavy drums from Alphonse Mouzon. Titles include "Love Theme From Fuzz", "Nubian Lady", "Lonely Town Lonely Street", "Smiling Faces Sometimes", Is This All", "I Love Every Little Thing About You", "El Mundo De Maravilas", and a great version of Mouzon's "Virtue". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
 
 
 



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