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Lanny MorganIt's About Time ... LP
PAJ, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
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Gene AmmonsNothin' But Soul (Up Front) ... LP
Winley/Up Front, Early 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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Bill EvansBest Of Bill Evans ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
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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Sonny FortuneSerengeti Minstrel ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good ... $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 some wear.)

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Tubby HayesLate Spot At Scott's ... LP
Fontana, 1962. Near Mint- ... $59.99
A crackling hard batch of tracks from 60s sax giant Tubby Hayes – and the kind of record that will dispel any doubts you've ever had about British jazz scene! Hayes is at the prime of his form here, and he wails on tenor, soprano, and vibes – along with his great quintet that included Gordon Beck and Jimmy Deuchar. The set's fantastic, and the kind of album that you'd swear was on Blue Note, if you didn't hear a British voice announcing the tracks – and the energy and vitality of the group is apparent on every track – working with an intensity that rivals the best work on American labels at the time! Tracks include "Yeah!", "Half A Sawbuck", and "The Sausage Scraper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman 1963 ... LP
Philips, 1963. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Despite what you might think about some of Woody's big band contemporaries from the 40s, you've got to admit that Woody himself was always growing and changing as the decades went on – as this 1963 album will attest! Woody's in great form here – still working with a tight group of ensemble players, but also hitting a groovier sound that's more in keeping with the time of the material – pointing the way towards some of his sublime sides of the late 60s and early 70s with a subtle shift from swing to groove. You can hear that especially on some of the original tunes – like "Camel Walk", "Sig Ep", and "Tunin' In" – and the album also features nice versions of Horace Silver's "Sister Sadie" and Horace Parlan's "Blues For JP". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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John LewisJazz Abstractions ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Way more than just "abstractions" – as the set's a very focused batch of some of the larger ideas that John Lewis had about jazz – explored beautifully here away from the Modern Jazz Quartet! The album has Lewis working with frequent partner – and fellow third stream conceptualist – Gunther Schuller – and also features great guest work from Ornette Coleman on alto, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Jim Hall on guitar, and Scott LaFaro on bass – all very different talents at the forefront of jazz at the time, helping bring a wider range of voices than you might normally get on a John Lewis project. Titles include "Abstraction", "Variants On A Theme of Thelonious Monk", and "Piece For Guitar & Strings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Johnny RichardsWide Range ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
A killer album from Johnny Richards – possibly the best he ever cut! The album sparkles with all the intensity he brought to Stan Kenton's Cuban Fire album – with bits of Latin, jazz, and some of the modernist scoring that Kenton, Richards, and Pete Rugolo were using at the time. However, the main thing about this album is that it swings like a mo-fo – moving past any tricks and gags to hit a strong jazz mode, with excelelnt solo work by players like Frank Socolow, Gene Quill, and trumpeter Burt Collins. Willie Rodriguez brings some nice Latin percussion to the set – and titles include "Cimarron", "Eyes", "Nipigon", and "The Ballad Of Tappan Zee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing. Cover has some wear & splitting.)

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Howard RobertsOut Of Sight (But In Sound) ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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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Bud ShankBarefoot Adventure ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Near Mint- ... $23.99
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
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic EchoesVisions Of A New World ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
Lonnie Liston Smith is really tightening up his groove on this one – bringing a bit more funk into the mix, and creating that amazingly sweet glide in his keyboard sound! The record's still steeped in the righteous influences of years past, but it brings the message out to a bigger audience – letting soul flow into the jazz-based tunes in the same way that Norman Connors was doing at the time – and creating the same sort of warm glow through a mix of earthy percussion and electric keys. Vocals on most numbers are by Donald Smith, who has a great approach that has the depth of Leon Thomas but the warm focus of Michael Henderson – and he's a perfect fit for Lonnie's well-crafted tunes on the set! Titles include the nicely breaking "Devika", plus "A Chance For Peace", "Colors of The Rainbow", "Visions Of A New World", and the killer mellow track "Summer Nights", a very warm electric piano cut, with a nice sort of "Summer Madness" feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover is wrinkled for about 4 inches along the spine, with some marker on front.)

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✨✧ Lenny WhiteAttitude ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A snapping batch of 80s soul from Lenny White – and a set that has him very strongly moving into the R&B mainstream of the time! Lenny's still got his hand on the drums for the set, but the real strength of the album is in its overall sound – a smooth, soulful approach that puts equal focus on the vocals of singers who include Jon Palmer, Vaneese Thomas, Michael Murphy, and Bernard Fowler – and on the smooth fusion backings from the larger studio group. White arranged and wrote about half the tracks – and although he's not super-jamming like before, his presence is still very strongly felt in the set. Titles include "Attitude", "You Bring Out The Best In Me", "Just Say The Word", "The Ride", "My Turn To Love You", and "Didn't Know About Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large letters in marker on both sides & a cutout hole. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 & purple label pressing. Cover has moderate wear & some pen on the back. Vinyl plays with some clicks & surface noise.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisBlack Beauty – Miles Davis At Fillmore West ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1970. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four sides of noisy, funky, stretched-out playing from Miles Davis – recorded at the Fillmore West, but with an intensity that matches some of Miles' crazy electric recordings from Japan during the early 70s! The music is a powerful blast of music that stretches out over the double-length set of the package – with a style that moves from heavy-duty avant playing, then back to more mellow grooving, then kicks it out nice and hard again – a heavy dose of rock mixed in with the fusion, but still plenty jazzy throughout. In all, the record is probably one of the most heavy-duty that the Miles electric group recorded in the 70s – and the lineup on the set features Steve Grossman on saxes, Chick Corea on electric piano, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Airto on percussion. Tracks include "Spanish Key", "Directions", "Masqualero", "It's About That Time", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Bitches Brew", "Willie Nelson", and "Sanctuary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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✨✧ Chico FreemanTradition In Transition ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled set from Chico Freeman – as the reedman definitely takes older modern modes into new territory here – moving in almost Monk-ish space, but with some sharper, bolder tones overall! The album's a surprising one for an early 80s major label release – a great reminder that some companies were still willing to take a chance on jazz at the time – and Chico's got a key assortment of players working with him on the date. In addition to his own tenor, flute, and bass clarinet, the record features Wallace Roney on trumpet, Clyde Criner on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, Billy Hart on drums, and Jack DeJohnette on either drums or piano – shifting about a bit from track to track. Titles include "Mys-Story", "At A Glance", "In Spirit", "The Trespasser", "A Prayer", and "Each One Teach One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ John PattonOh Baby! ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Liberty/UA pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Archie SheppAttica Blues ... LP
Impulse, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic of spiritual, soulful jazz – and one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums! The set was recorded in New York after a few free and festive years in Paris, and it's an amazing about-face that has Archie stepping into a world of righteous, full-on, political, and funky themes – the likes of which are far more outspoken than any of his previous recordings. The group on the set is quite a large one – hip New York underground players, a small string ensemble, and even a few singers – like soul diva Joshie Armstead and vocalist Joe Lee Wilson. Overall, the sound's somewhere in the same place as the Art Ensemble of Chicago's amazing Les Stances A Sophie – in that the record comes from a free jazz tradition, but moves into a more rhythmic focus in order to communicate its message. The added vocals and recitations are wonderful – very moving, and much less hippy-dippy than on other Shepp records of the time – and the whole thing holds together with a unique sound and substance that's made it a treasure that holds up again and again. A true gem, and one we'll never part with! Tracks include "Quiet Dawn", "Goodbye Sweet Pops", "Steam (parts 1 & 2)", "Attica Blues", "Blues For Brother George Jackson", and "Ballad For A Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockMagic Windows ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Conte CandoliConte Candoli Quartet ... LP
Mode, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Bobby ScottCompositions Of Bobby Scott Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Billy CobhamLife & Times ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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Count BasieString Along With Basie ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A sublime blending of modes – the sound of the excellent Count Basie band during their Roulette Records years, mixed with a bit of strings for a very moody sound! Don't worry about any too-commercial or pop modes going on here – as the arrangements are all super hip, and handled by talents like Quincy Jones and George Williams – who keep things in this dark-tinged style that's just perfect for the key talents in the Basie group, as the album features standout solos on almost every number – including a bit of tenor from guest Ben Webster! Titles include "Song Of The Islands", "Stringing The Blues", "The One I Love", "Blues Bittersweet", "She's Funny That Way", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar label pressing. Cover has light surface wear and seam splitting.)

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Hank CrawfordCajun Sunrise ... LP
Kudu, 1978. Sealed ... $4.99
Hank Crawford comes across here as much as a soul star as a jazz musician – as he sings on half the album's tracks, and delivers his trademark alto solos throughout! The album's got a similar vibe to some of Crawford's other CTI/Kudu material of the 70s – but the presence of vocals also brings about something new – especially as Hank's singing nice has a vibe that's maybe more raspy and down to earth than the smooth sound of his horn! Arrangements are by David Matthews, and other players include Fred Wesley on trombone, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Hiram Bullock on guitar, and Cliff Carter on keyboards. Titles include the strong instrumental cut "New York's One Soulful City" – plus "Just The Way You Are", "Daytime Friends", "Evergreen", "Cajun Sunrise", "What A Difference You've Made In My Life", and "I Don't Want No Happy Songs". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cajun Sunrise ... CD 13.99

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Thelonious MonkThelonious In Action ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $12.99
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. Cover has wear.)

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al HibblerMeeting Of The Times ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... LP
CBS, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some wear & initials in marker.)
 
 
 



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