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Benny GolsonModern Touch ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Good+ ... $14.99
The modern touch indeed! You can't get any more classic Benny Golson than this – a sublime late 50s album that features Benny with a sextet, working out amazing versions of the sorts of material that set him apart from every other jazz arranger of the time! The tracks here are complicated, yet have a rootsy soulfulness that makes them instantly compelling – and Benny's tone on tenor sax is sharp and angular, yet also has a raspiness that gives it a degree of honesty you wouldn't expect from a budding young modernist. The rest of the players – Max Roach, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, JJ Johnson, and Kenny Dorham – are equally great, too – and amidst Benny's arrangements, they come together as if they'd been playing in this format for years! Titles include "Out Of The Past", "Venetian Breeze", "Reunion", "Hymn To The Orient", and "Blues On Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label with silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove. Cover has wear & aging with masking tape along all seams.)

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Wynton KellyKelly Blue ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Good ... $16.99
A great little session from Wynton Kelly – one that has him breaking out of the lyrical roots of his trio work, and hitting some harder notes as a leader of a larger hardbop group! The album features Kelly working in both trio and sextet format – the latter with players who include Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, and Benny Golson; and the former with Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (who also play with the sextet). The sextet tracks are the ones that we really love here – as they tend to feature 2 long original numbers by Kelly – much more open than usual, and in a mode that was rarely captured as well on Wynton's albums as a leader. The trio sides are still nice too, though – although a bit more like some of his other sides – and the album features 6 tracks in all, titles that include "Kelly Blue", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Green Dollphin Street", "Keep It Moving", and "Old Clothes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine & top seam with some marker. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ Wynton KellyKelly Blue ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great little session from Wynton Kelly – one that has him breaking out of the lyrical roots of his trio work, and hitting some harder notes as a leader of a larger hardbop group! The album features Kelly working in both trio and sextet format – the latter with players who include Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, and Benny Golson; and the former with Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (who also play with the sextet). The sextet tracks are the ones that we really love here – as they tend to feature 2 long original numbers by Kelly – much more open than usual, and in a mode that was rarely captured as well on Wynton's albums as a leader. The trio sides are still nice too, though – although a bit more like some of his other sides – and the album features 6 tracks in all, titles that include "Kelly Blue", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Green Dollphin Street", "Keep It Moving", and "Old Clothes". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kelly Blue ... LP 16.99

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Conte Candoli & Lee MorganDouble Or Nothin' ... CD
Liberty/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1957. Used ... $9.99
A great reissue of one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by crack drummer Charlie Persip, though you might miss that as it's issued here under Conte Candoli and Lee Morgan's names! Morgan and Candoli share the front line on only two tracks, and the set was originally issued as one of Howard Rumsey's "Lighthouse Series" sides of the 50s – but it's a lot harder-driving and more energy-filled than most of the other Lighthouse-related sides coming out of LA at the time. Half the record features Persip's group – a set of east coasters that includes Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – and the other part features some of the players from that ensemble mixing it up with Candoli, drummer Stan Levey and other LA talents that include Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper, and others. In all, the album's a great meeting of east and west coast hardbop styles – with short driving tracks that include "Reggie Of Chester", "Celedia", "Moto", "The Champ", and "Wildwood". CD

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Betty CarterOut There With Betty Carter ... LP
Peacock, Late 50s. Very Good ... $69.99
A fantastic album by Betty Carter – and certainly her rarest – not nearly as "out there" as you might guess from the title, but still a sparkling set of modern jazz vocals! The album was recorded with arrangements by Gigi Gryce, plus some help from Melba Liston – and a all-hip cast of players that includes Kenny Dorham, Sam Jones, Sahib Shihab, Benny Golson, and Wynton Kelly – all coming together in small group formation and swinging along magically with the Betty Carter groove. Betty's voice is in fantastic form – way more swinging and free than on some of her earlier sides, in a way that points the direction towards some of the groundbreaking work she'd do on her own label two decades later! Titles include "All I've Got", "Make It Last", "Foul Play", "Babe's Blues", and "You're Driving Me Crazy". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Peacock pressing! Cover some splitting on the top seam, but is nice overall – and vinyl is nice and clean.)

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Jimmy ClevelandCleveland Style ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Quite possibly the best of Cleveland's albums for Mercury during the 50s – a tight hardbop set of tracks recorded with a septet that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Benny Golson on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, and Charlie Persip on drums. Tracks are more open-ended than on some of Cleveland's other albums, with more room for soloing. Titles include "Posterity", "A Jazz Ballad", "Jimmie's Tune", "Long Ago & Far Away", and "Goodbye Ebbets Field". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label EmArcy pressing with drummer logo and deep groove – a nice copy!)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $2.99
An excellent live set – featuring great work by some of Dizzy's best sidemen of the late 50's! The ensemble is razor sharp, in that hip post-bop way that Dizzy was developing in the 50s, before moving into his Latin groove years of the early 60s. Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Wynton Kelly all get a chance to solo nicely, and the tracks include renditions of "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roland KirkRahsaan – Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk (11CD set) ... CD
Mercury, 1960s/1990. Used 11CDs ... $89.99
A beautiful box set, and one that's filled with amazing material by one of our favorite players of all time! Roland Kirk's work for Mercury has always been darn tough to come by on wax, and even though a number of titles have been reissued individually over the years, this box set is still the best way to approach his early and mid 60's work for Mercury and related labels. The set's got a whopping 10 CDs in all – plus a bonus CD of unreleased stuff – and it's filled with rare material, live tracks, big band tracks, and just plain ol' great hard-wailing straight ahead material by Roland. Players on the set include Jaki Byard, Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly, Roy Haynes, Andrew Hill, Elvin Jones, and Horace Parlan. Very nice, and one you won't tire of quickly! CD
(Out of print. In great condition with the original slipcase and book!)

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✨✧ Lee MorganLee Morgan Vol 3 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note (Spain), 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the hardest to find of the early Lee Morgan albums on Blue Note – and a very lyrical batch of hardbop tracks, played with a slightly exotic flair! Morgan's group on the date features melodic modernists Benny Golson on tenor and Gigi Gryce on alto sax – both of whom push Morgan past his youthful bop approach into more sensitive areas – especially Golson, who wrote and arranged the tunes on the date with a sublime mix of hardbop and deeper musical ideals! Rhythm is from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – and titles include a great reading of Golson's "I Remember Clifford", plus four other originals by Benny – "Hasaan's Dream", "Domingo", "Mesabi Chant", and "Tip Toeing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Blue MitchellBlue Soul ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good ... $99.99
A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is great, and the set has a nice mix of lyricality and hard bop groove. 9 numbers in all, including "Minor Vamp", "The Head", "Top Shelf", "Blue Soul", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Park Avenue Petite", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Nica's Dream" and "Waverly Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. NOTE – Cover has a stain along the opening on front, with the back cover mostly stained and wrinkled/delaminated, and a center split on the bottom seam.)
 
 
 



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