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Dusko GoykovichIt's About Blues Time (Music Heritage pressing) ... LP
Ensayo/Musical Heritage Society, 1971. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the legendary albums cut by hip European trumpeter Dusko Goykovich! The album was recorded in 1971 in Barcelona, and it's a very soulful quintet session that features fantastic performances from two of our favorite European players – trumpet player Dusko Goykovich and tenor player Ferdinand Povel, along with Spanish pianist Tete Montouliu, and his regular rhythm backing of Joe Nay and Robert Langereis. Goykovich and Povel groove hard in the frontline, bringing a hard edge to the session that you don't always hear on some of Montouliu's sessions from the time. The set grooves like a classic Blue Note, or some of the best straight ahead jazz on MPS – with lines that have their roots in soul jazz, but also show a real preference for modal grooving and lyrical soloing. Goykovich's tone is wonderful, and is a real mix of jazz and non-jazz European influences. Tracks include "Bosnia Calling", "Nameless Tune", and "The End Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear and a bit of pen.)

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Willie PickensIt's About Time! ... LP
Southport, 1987. Very Good ... $2.99
The title's a reference to the fact that the album's a long-overdue debut as a leader for pianist Willie Pickens – a player who was important in the Chicago scene for years, but had never made it into the studio until the late 80s. The set's an odd one – in that it features a fair number of solo piano tracks, with Pickens playing in a style that's freely moves up and down the timeline of jazz piano expression, almost in the mode of some of Jaki Byard's work. Other tracks are in trio mode, but still pianistically evocative of a number of styles – and titles include "Invitation", "Wave", "Lush Life", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click on side one, track 4 and side two, track 2.)

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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
(Cover has a cutout hole and a few creases.)
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Gustav BromBrom Stream ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Some of the most modern work we've ever heard from groundbreaking Eastern European bandleader Gustav Brom – a set that's filled with sharp edges and experimental moments – but which also shows some of the usual Brom swing we've come to love over the years! There's a Kenton-esque love of tone colors going on here – a great sense of placement for the horns, so that they shift over each other wonderfully to create new sounds and tensions, which are then relaxed as the players break into freer solos. The "stream" in the title might be a reference to third stream jazz, but Brom's approach is a lot less academic here – and his group on the album features trumpet, tenor, alto, vibes, baritone sax, and piano. Titles include "Suite About Water", "Study For A Quarter Tone Trumpet", "Silver Spider", "Black Tears", "Poseidon", "Conflicts", and "Hallelujah Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing – in great shape, save for some light wear & a name in pen on the cover.)

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Poor ... $5.99
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertrude's Bounce", "Powell's Prances", "Time", "The Scene Is Clean", and "I'll Remember April". Most notable is the work by Powell on the record – as Bud's brother really shines here, turning out some great original compositions, and arranging the group with tight precision. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: POOR CONDITION. Blue label EmArcy pressing with drummer logo. Cover has wear, aging, some pen with split top & bottom seams.)

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Duke EllingtonSoul Call ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good ... $7.99
An overlooked gem from the 60s – Duke Ellington work that was recorded as part of the famous Duke & Ella At The Cote D'Azur album, but issued separately, under the name Soul Call! The stunning thing about the record is that, working on a live date in front of a European audience, with Ella on the bill, you'd expect Duke to keep things really safe and really conservative – but instead, he breaks out with some incredible long tracks, done in a complicated yet soulful mode that ranks with his best 60s experimentalism. The album features a wonderful 14 minute number called "La Plus Belle Africaine" that's easily one of the best of Duke's tunes from the time – plus the cuts "Skin Deep", "West Indian Pancake", "Soul Call", and "Jam With Sam". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe FarrellPenny Arcade ... LP
CTI, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
Killer CTI work from Joe Farrell – with grooves so sharp you could cut your trousers on them! Farrell's angular reed style is in perfect form here – grooving with a small group that includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Joe Beck on guitar, Steve Gadd on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – a combo that's got a harder, tighter feel than most CTI groups – a key reason why Joe's records of this time are so legendary! The album features a fantastic version of Stevie Wonder's "Too High" – one that breaks all over the beginning with these riffs by Farrell, then grooves into a CTI electric funk mode for about 13 minutes. All tracks are long – and other tracks include "Hurricane Jane", "Geo Blue", "Penny Arcade", and "Cloud Cream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Maynard FergusonMessage From Birdland ... LP
Roulette, 1959. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Put aside your reservations about Maynard Ferguson, because this is a very hip little record – one of Maynard's excellent early sessions for Roulette Records, and like the rest, done with a group that's overflowing with top-shelf players! Ferguson's definitely got a great ear for putting together an ensemble – because players here include Don Ellis on trumpet, Slide Hampton and Don Sebesky on trombones, and Joe Zawinul on piano – all working strongly alongside some lesser-known talents who are equally great! And although the group is large, there's a definite modern edge to the set – strong writing, unusual timings, and some sharp-edged solos that really make some of the longer tracks bristle. Titles include versions of Benny Golson's "Starfire" and "Night Life", Marty Paich's "Lonely Time", and Slide Hampton's "The Mark Of Jazz" – plus "Oleo" and "Back In The Satellite Again", the latter of which was written by Willie Maiden, one of the tenor players on the date. LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor bar pressing, with deep groove, with rice paper inner sleeve.)

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Freedom Sounds featuring Wayne HendersonSoul Sound System ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The second album by The Freedom Sounds – a very cool west coast soul jazz collective, headed by Wayne Henderson, and featuring a great mix of jazz, soul, and Latin rhythms! This set's a little more ambitious than the group's first album – with a number of tracks that groove in a very strong Latin jazz mode, sounding a lot like some of the best work on Atlantic at the time by Mongo Santamaria, Hubert Laws, and others. Henderson's trombone is still a key solo instrument, but the album also features some incredible sax work from Willie Gresham – a player we know little about, but who makes the album cook in the same fantastic way that Hubert Laws and Sonny Fortune did for Mongo's best work of the 60s! The grooves are very right-on, with plenty of excellent percussion work – and titles include the originals "Love-Out", "Behold The Day", and "Soul Sound System", plus some groovy covers, like "All You Need is Love", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", and "Are You Sure?" – all done with a great Latiny groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has some moderate wear.)
Also available Soul Sound System ... LP 11.99

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Lars GullinLars Gullin With The Moretone Singers ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
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 – nice and clean. Cover has fading of the image under the laminate – common for this one.)

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Herbie HancockMagic Windows ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ... $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
(In shrinkwrap with a hype sticker.)
Also available Magic Windows (with bonus track) ... CD 18.99

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Coleman HawkinsToday & Now ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $36.99
A beautiful record – but that's no surprise, since most of the later work of Coleman Hawkins tends to be great! The setting is quite laidback – and Hawkins' time-weathered tenor is placed in a perfect setting with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holley on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums. The set list is spare, with simple quartet arrangements – but Hawk's solos are mindblowingly perfect, and with a great edge that you won't find in his earlier recordings. It's hard to describe what we're talking about –but the more and more we listen to his later records, the more we realize what a genius he was! Includes the tracks "Don't' Love Me", "Quintessence", "Go Lil Liza", and "Swingin' Scotch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original orange and black label mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear, an ink stamp and some peeled spots.)

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JJ JohnsonTouch Of Satin ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
JJ Johnson at his best – playing in a very understated way, in a group with Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Don't worry too much about the "satin" in the title – as the record's not a boring amalgamation of string and trombone numbers, but just some tightly woven quartet tunes, with JJ sliding around with the smoothness of satin, but all the soul of his few truly great records from the time! Titles include "Bloozineff", "Flat Black", "Jackie-ing", and "Full Moon & Empty Arms". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Back cover and label have a promo stamp.)

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JJ Johnson & Kai WindingNuf Said ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Good+ ... $5.99
A great mid 50s recording by one of the greatest pairings in popular jazz of the time – the twin-trombone lead work of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding, both players who'd come from differing backgrounds, but who created a wonderful new sound together! The interplay between the trombones on thesession is wonderful – a strongly pronounced mini-horn section – yet one that's fluid enough to work at a nice boppish pace, especially when paired with a rhythm section of Dick Katz and Al Harewood. Titles include "Thou Swell", "Gong Rock", "Out Of This World", "Lope City", "Mad About The Boy", "That's How I Feel About You", "Stolen Bass", and "It's All Right With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – clean, with light marks.)
Also available Nuf Said ... CD 6.99

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Hank Jones & Oliver NelsonHappenings ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has notes in pen inside the gatefold and a bit of gloss peeling on back.)

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Junior ManceHappy Time ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Near Mint- ... $11.99
There's nothing hokey about this one – despite a "happy time" title that might make you think so – as the album's one of the first great statements from pianist Junior Mance, a player who was really coming into his own at the time! Rhythm here is by the team of Ron Carter on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – and as with other Mance records from the time, there's a style that's certainly soul jazz directed, but which also comes off with a bit more sensitivity at times – in modes that occasionally recall Red Garland or Tommy Flanagan. Titles include the original numbers "Taggie's Tune", "Happy Time", and "Out South" – plus versions of "Azure Te", "Simple Waltz", and "Tin Tin Deo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Orphem Productions pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Les McCannTalk To The People ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
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 some wear.)

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Jack Millman All StarsShades Of Things To Come ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
A great lost treasure from the LA scene of the 50s – one of the few albums recorded by trumpeter Jack Millman as a leader, working here with a well-named set of "all stars" that includes Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Collette, Harry Babasin, and Larry Bunker. The set's got a similar feel to other west coast work of the time, but the tracks are tighter, more composed, and a bit more swinging – sort of halfway between swing and the chamber jazz of some of the headier groups. Titles include "The Great Lie", "Along About F", "Butterfingers", "Thinking Of Russ", and "Da Bloosiest Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy blue label pressing. Cover has a split spine and a light stain along the bottom.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetQuartet (second cover) ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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 deep groove, in a cover with red text.)

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Gerry MulliganConcert In Jazz ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good- Gatefold ... $1.99
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
Also available Concert In Jazz (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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John PattonOh Baby! ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Good ... $14.99
Oh Baby is right – as the album's one of the best John Patton albums for Blue Note – a perfect mix of funky organ and burning hardbop! The tracks hare are all originals penned for the album – mostly by Patton, but also by other group members – the kind of fresh grooves that made John's organ work for Blue Note really stand out from the rest of the 60s Hammond generation – very creative stuff, with occasional modern touches, and a rhythmic conception that's not only unusual, but which also really lets the soloists stretch out on their grooves! Players include Harold Vick on tenor, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ben Dixon on drums, and Grant Green on guitar – and the album's about as sharp as you can get for a Blue Note organ session. Titles include "Fat Judy", "Each Time", "One To Twelve", and "Night Flight". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing. Cover has some wear, split top & bottom seams, with marker & heavy aging on the back)

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✨✧ Howard RobertsOut Of Sight (But In Sound) ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the rarest of Howard's excellent sides for Capitol in the 60s – and one of the grooviest too! The format here is a bit different than the others – in that some larger arrangements are added to the core group in the set – making for some added horn flourishes that dip in nicely amongst the riffing on organ and guitar that you normally get on Roberts albums. Titles include "Shifty", "Music To Think By", "Wave", "Make Me Rainbows", "Spooky", and "It's About Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul Serrano QuintetBlues Holiday ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good ... $11.99
Although you may recognize Paul Serrano's name from the production credits on countless Chicago soul LPs (on just about every label), this LP's one of the few albums that the trumpeter ever cut in the straight jazz vein. It was put together as part of the "Cannonball Adderley Presents" series for Riverside, in which Cannonball dug up obscure artists from local scenes around the US – and it was recorded in Chicago, with Bunky Green on alto, Jodie Christian on piano, Don Garrett on bass, and Pete La Roca on drums. The set grooves with a classic Chicago hard bop sound, and is a brilliant example of the kind of crossover in styles and groupings that was happening in the city around the time. Titles include Muhal Richard Abrams' "Dream Of Igor", plus "Blues Holiday", "Me Too", and "Little Niles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has a light crease on one corner.)
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Roy BurnsDrum Set Artistry ... LP
Alfred Music, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $16.99
Drummer Roy Burns leads a funky big band that includes Fender Rhodes, electric bass, and electric guitar – in addition to the usual brace of horns and woodwinds. The tracks are all quite hip – bouncing along in a mode that might have made the folks at MPS proud, or which reminds us of the funkier side of Stan Kenton or Woody Herman during the 70s. Titles include "Funky Shuffle", "Meet A Cheetah", "All About The Blues", "Timetable", "Big Orange", and "Look Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split bottom seam – missing booklet.)

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Herb EllisThank You, Charlie Christian ... LP
Verve, 1960. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Herb Ellis pays homage to one of the first great jazz guitarists – the legendary Charlie Christian, certainly one of the first true soulful talents to emerge on the instrument! The set's one of Ellis' nicer ones for Verve – and although it mentions Christian in the title, there's nothing outdated or old-timey about the sound of the record! Herb's lean lines on the guitar come through nice and clear – in a group that features Frank Strazzari on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Kenny Hume on drums – as well as Harry Babasin on cello, playing some nicely plucked notes that sound beautiful alongside the guitar! Tracks are relatively short, and titles include "Everything's Pat", "Workin' With The Truth", "Cherry Kijafa", and "Karin". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout hole in one corner and a very light mark from an old sticker – but this is a great copy overall!)

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Bobbi HumphreyDig This! ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Very Good ... $24.99
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
(UA pressing.)
Also available Dig This! ... CD 8.99

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Thelonious MonkThelonious In Action ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ George BensonOther Side Of Abbey Road ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully wicked album – one that sold so many copies that it's sometimes hard to remember how great it is! George takes on all of Abbey Road – or just about all of it – as he runs through some of the most beautiful tracks The Beatles ever wrote, like "Golden Slumbers", "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", "The End", "Because", and "You Never Give Me Your Money". The whole thing's set to some great baroque jazzy arrangements by Don Sebesky, and George digs the whole thing so much that he even sings a bit – vocalizing in a cool chromatic way that really works well with his guitar playing, and which would soon transform into a very popular style on his records of the 70s. Keyboards are by Bob James and Herbie Hancock – and there's plenty of other great jazz players in the mix! LP, Vinyl record album
(Later non-gatefold pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive At The Jazz Workshop ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Nice 2LP set released in the 80s of some wonderful live sides recorded in San Francisco at the Jazz Workshop in 1964. Longtime Monk sideman Charlie Rouse is on tenor with Larry Gales and Ben Riley in the rhythm section, performing classic Monk material, 13 tracks in all: "Don't Blame Me", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are", "Well You Needn't", "Evidence (Justice)/Rhythm-a-ning", "Round About Midnight", "I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You", "Bemsha Swing", "Memories Of You (Just You Just Me)", "Blue Monk", "Misterioso", "Hackensack", "Bright Mississippi" and "Epistrophy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious In Action (2LP 180 gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Riverside/Analogue Productions, 1958. Used 2LP ... 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
(Limited, numbered pressing!)
Also available Thelonious In Action ... LP 14.99

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