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✨✧ Nat AdderleyLittle Big Horn ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A slightly different album than usual for Nat – one that has him still working in a soul jazz quintet, as always (rhythm by Junior Mance, Bob Cranshaw, and Mickey Roker), but which also features a guitar instead of another horn, played alternately by either Kenny Burrell or Jim Hall. This change in format creates a nice little sound, and a good groove on the more interesting numbers – and gets Nat past the "brother of Cannonball" style of some of his other sides. Titles include "El Chico", "Foo Foo", "Half Time", and "Loneliness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer productions pressing, with a microphone logo.)
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Harold AlexanderAre You Ready? ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut by saxophonist Harold Alexander – and a nice little live date that has the leader really stretching out on soprano sax and flute! The tracks are super-long – and in addition to great read work from Alexander, the set also features smoking piano from Neal Creque – on loan from Pucho & The Soul Brothers – plus guitar from Cornell Dupree! Titles include the great funky track "Quick City Revisited", plus a sweet cover of "Watermelon Man", and a ten minute jamming take on "High Heel Sneakers". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with marker on labels. Cover has split seams hed with tape, adhesive remnants on front, stickers inside the gatefold, and some pen on back.)

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Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good ... $13.99
One of Jug's funkier albums from his time back out of the pen, and a tasty electric session with Billy Butler on guitar and Sonny Phillips on organ. Pretty Purdie plays drums, and he kicks it nice and lean on the great groover "Jungle Strut". The album also features a nice version of "Son of A Preacher Man", plus "Ger-ru", which features Junior Mance on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Fred Anderson & Hamid DrakeFrom The River To The Ocean ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2007. Used ... $5.99
A fresh album from one of the stronger partnerships in avant garde jazz – sax titan Fred Anderson and drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake – joined by some of the finest Chicago based players for set of slowbuilding, generously spacious material that might be even better their previous album for Thrill Jockey! Anderson's sax and Drake's drumming are as intuitive to each other as ever, and some bits of the record have a dual bass sound that really pulls us in! Josh Abrams and Harrison Bankhead bring the bass, with a great cello part by Bankhead on one track, and Jeff Parker plays some nice guitar. A masterful record with more of an ensemble approach than its predecessor! 5 long (or longish), languorously gripping tracks: "Planet E", "Strut Time", "For Brother Thompson", "From The River To The Ocean" and "Sakti/Shiva". CD

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Gary BartzGary Bartz Anthology ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 1970s. Used ... $12.99
Some of the most righteous soul jazz ever recorded – and a brilliant collection of work by Gary Bartz, one that spans the full scope of his classic 70s recordings! Bartz first came to prominence as a soulful alto player in the Max Roach group of the late 60s – but by the time of the 70s, he'd really exploded as an artist – working in a rich style that was uniquely his own, and drawing equally from funk, fusion, jazz, and soul to get his message across! The set shows an amazing evolution in Bartz's style as the decade moved on – initially recording in a tribally rhythmic style with vocalist Andy Bey, then moving into a more spacious modal soul jazz style, then hitting a tighter funky fusion approach with Larry Mizell, but also taking the time to record a few more laidback and soulful tunes in San Francisco, including one gem with vocals by a young Syreeta! A wonderful overview of Gary's rich rich 70s catalog – with tracks from his recordings for Milestone, Prestige, Capitol, and Catalyst – a dozen tracks that include "I've Known Rivers", "Sea Gypsy", "Ju Ju Man", "Music Is My Sanctuary", "Celestial Blues", "Uhuru Sasa", "Drinking Song", "Dr Follow's Dance", "I Wanna Be Where You Are", "My Funny Valentine", "Carnaval De L'Esprit", and "Gentle Smiles". CD

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Count BasieBasie Land ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
Basieland in the 60s – a very nice place to be! This excellent Verve session features the highly pyrotechnic Basie 60s ensemble really letting loose – complete with great horn work by Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Eric Dixon on reeds – all of whom bring a very soulful edge to the proceedings, and blow these strong sharp lines over the album's great arrangements from Billy Byers. Byers also wrote all the tunes too – making the set one of those great Basie albums that overflows with fresh new songs that continually redefine the Count's groove. Tracks are short and tight, but have some wonderful horn charts that really explode with magical energy – and titles include "Sassy", "Wanderlust", "Instant Blues", "Basie Land", "Big Brother", and "Yuriko". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Count BasieEasin It – Music From The Pen Of Frank Foster ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Frank Foster is one of our favorite talents in jazz – an excellent tenorist who spent some of his key years in the Count Basie orchestra, but a player who also had a very rich career on his own as well! This album features Frank's talents really coming to the forefront of the Basie group – in a set of all-original material penned and arranged by Foster – really fresh tunes that are a perfect fit for the soulful spirit of the reedman's collaborators in the group, and which definitely show off the growing talents of Foster as a composer. There's a lot more going on here than you might expect – some surprisingly complicated charts for the horns, yet still with that rock-solid swing you'd expect from Basie – and most tracks are longer than usual for a Roulette album, nicely open numbers that include "Brotherly Shove", "Easin It", "Blues For Daddy-O", "Four Five Six", and "Mama Dev". CD

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George BensonI Got A Woman & Some Blues ... LP
A&M/CTI, 1969. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Quite a rare one from George Benson – a set recorded during his late 60s run during the CTI/A&M years – but one that wasn't formally issued until the mid 80s! The style here is a great link between some of Benson's fuller work of the time, and some of the leaner grooves he'd cut with Creed Taylor once CTI broke ranks with A&M – the funkier Benson that really sparkled nicely in the early 70s. George actually does an early bit of singing here – sometimes scatting with his guitar, sometimes singing the lyrics more directly – all in a really unique way that's a bit different than his more polished vocals on Warner Brothers. Other cuts are a bit grittier, and almost show a link to funky jazz on Blue Note or Prestige at the time – with some especially heavy percussion on the bottom that really makes things groove. Titles include "Bluesadelic", "Durham's Turn", "Out Of The Blue", "Good Morning Blues", "I Worry Bout You", and "Without Her". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with obi. Cover has a promo stamp on back.)

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Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
One of a rare few electric albums from the great Walter Bishop Jr – a pianist who started during the bop years, but really grew into new modes in the 70s! The set's an album on Muse, but one with the same hip grooves as Walter Bishop's pair of excellent albums for the Black Jazz label – and like those gems, this set features Bishop working on Fender Rhodes – hitting a groove we never would have expected in the old days, and really going for a style that's at the hippest end of the soul jazz spectrum of the 70s! Tunes are a mix of funky fusion and modal, spiritual styles – and other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gerry Niewood on tenor and flute, and George Young on soprano and alto sax – and the horns are all arranged tightly by Mitch Farber, in a way that adds an extra edge to the record, but still leaves plenty of space for Bishop's solo flights on the keys. Titles include great versions of "Soul Village", "Coral Keys", and "Soul Turnaround" – plus the cuts "Philadelphia Bright", "Sweet Rosa", and "Valerie". CD
Also available Soul Village ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyLive At Montreux & Northsea ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful big band set from the great Art Blakey – but one that's got all the sharp focus of his small group sides by the Jazz Messengers! The lineup here is a great one – that very vibrant early 80s version of Blakey's group with Bobby Watson on alto sax, Bill Pierce on tenor, and James Williams on piano – augmented by Kevin Eubanks on guitar, Valerie Ponomarev on trumpet, and the Marsalis brothers rounding out the set with some extra horn work! The sound is strong and proud, and handled by Blakey with a tightness that's similar to his smaller group work of the time – but with a power that's simply incredible – especially when Watson's presence is made known on his tunes "Wheel Within A Wheel", "Linwood", and "Bit A Bittadose". Also features a take on Williams' "Minor Thesis". CD

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Brecker BrothersBack To Back ... LP
Arista, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
Soulful fusion from The Brecker Brothers – a set that's one of their standout efforts from the 70s – and a record that went onto influence a whole generation of jazz musicians too! The album features the twin horns of Randy & Michael Brecker, along with alto by David Sanborn, keyboards by Don Grolnick, and guitar by Steve Khan – but one of the things that really makes the album great is the vocal arrangements, which were handled by Luther Vandross, who also sings on the album along with Patti Austin! The set's got a great soulful feel – with some wonderful mellow groovers that have a sweet 70s sound – titles that include "Lovely Lady", "Night Flight", "Slick Stuff", "What A Miracle Can Do", "I Love Wastin Time With You", "Keep It Steady", "Grease Piece", and "Dig A Little Deeper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Brecker BrothersBottom Line Archive Series 1976 ... CD
Bottom Line, 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Wonderful live work from the legendary Brecker Brothers – cut at a time when the duo were still totally hard and funky – maybe even more so here than on their studio albums of the time! The live setting really brings out a crackle in the group – lots of funky rhythms at the bottom,a nd these breakout solos from Randy on trumpet and Michael on tenor – as well as a young David Sanborn on alto, Steve Khan on guitar, and Don Grolnick on Fender Rhodes and Hammond! Most vocals are kind of chorus chants by the whole group instead of a solo singer – vamping strongly in this way that really fits the groove nicely. Titles include "Rocks", "Cactus", "Sneakin Up Behind You", "It Took A Long Time", "Keep It Steady", "Night Flight", and "Jungle Walk". CD

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Brecker BrothersBrecker Brothers ... LP
Arista, 1975. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Tightly woven jazz funk – the first super effort from the team of Randy & Michael Brecker, whose twin-horn frontline forged a very popular sound in the mid 70s! The record may not be the most groundbreaking bit of jazz funk you'll ever own – but there's some really well-crafted numbers on the set with a strong smooth approach that still sits well after all these years, a lot more so than some of the group's later work. Titles include "Sneakin Up Behind You", "Rocks", "Levitate", "Some Skunk Funk", "Sponge", "A Creature Of Many Faces", and "DBB". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some light wear.)

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
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! Plus, the CD reissue features 4 bonus tracks – including alternates of some tunes on the record, and a few breakdowns. CD

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Brilliant work by the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – a seminal hardbop album that was one of the few to bridge the east and west coast scenes! The set was recorded in LA under the joint leadership of Brown and Roach – and features the classic quintet lineup that included Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell (Bud's brother!) on piano, and George Morrow on bass. The mix of Roach's heavy full-on drumming and Brown's lyrical beauty is beyond compare – and Land's angular and sensitive tenor lines provide a perfect link between the two. Titles include classics like "Parisian Thoroughfare", "The Blues Walk", "Daahoud", "Jordu", and "Joy Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)
Also available Clifford Brown & Max Roach (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $5.99
Brilliant work by the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – a seminal hardbop album that was one of the few to bridge the east and west coast scenes! The set was recorded in LA under the joint leadership of Brown and Roach – and features the classic quintet lineup that included Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell (Bud's brother!) on piano, and George Morrow on bass. The mix of Roach's heavy full-on drumming and Brown's lyrical beauty is beyond compare – and Land's angular and sensitive tenor lines provide a perfect link between the two. Titles include classics like "Parisian Thoroughfare", "The Blues Walk", "Daahoud", "Jordu", and "Joy Spring". CD
(Verve Master Edition pressing.)
Also available Clifford Brown & Max Roach ... LP 19.99

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Brunies BrothersBrunies Brothers Dixieland Jazz Band ... LP
American, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Vinyl is clean – a beautiful copy! Cover has a small ink stamp on the back.)

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Clora BryantGal With A Horn ... LP
Mode, 1957. Very Good- ... $24.99
One of the most obscure albums to ever be issued on the tiny Mode label – and one that features work by the little-known female trumpeter Clora Bryant! Clora's an unusual talent for the time – and almost more of a novelty than a standout soloist – but she's also singing on the album too, and gets some great support here from a group that includes Ben Tucker on bass, Bruz Freeman (brother of Von and George) on drums, and the great Walter Benton on tenor. There's almost a Chet Baker-esque mix of vocals and trumpet solos on the album – although Clora's actually got a style that's much more soulful than Chet, at least vocally – as she manages to bring out a tune with an earthy style of singing that's pretty great! Titles include "Little Girl Blue", "Makin Whoopie", "Man With The Horn", and "Tea For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover is nice!)

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Ray BryantLonesome Traveler ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
An excellent example of the massive groove that Ray Bryant set up during his 60s years at Cadet – a simple soul jazz trio style, but augmented with dual horn backing – which makes for a tightly stepping sound that's all-soulful, all the way! Bryant's left hand is nice and hard on the keys – pumping out a strong rhythm, even on the solos – and the record's got a clean and tight groove that really sparkles with a mix of earthiness and sophistication that's totally great. Titles include the very hip "Lonesome Traveler", plus "Cubano Chant", "Brother This N Sister That", "Gettin' Loose", and "The Blue Scimitar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. .)

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✨✧ Ray Bryant TrioCon Alma/Little Susie ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $9.99
Pure genius from Ray Bryant – Con Alma – the kind of a record that few other players could ever hope to cut, and a fantastic demonstration of Ray's extremely soulful approach to the trio format! Bryant's working here with Bill Lee on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – in a triple-burning setting that has all players contributing equally to the groove – and often working strongly to create a great sense of counterpoint in the rhythms. Roker's drums are magically playful throughout – snapping and skipping along the top of the snare in a way that only furthers the rhythmic agenda of Bryant's piano. And Lee's bass has a laidback and mellow delight – one that rings out alongside the keys of the piano, and fleshes them out with some additional depth and color. The title track is a brilliant reading of "Con Alma", and the set also features Bryant's famous tune "Cubano Chant" – as well as the titles "Autumn Leaves", "Milestones", "Nuts & Bolts", and "C Jam Blues". Little Susie, a hard-hitting trio recording from Ray – one of his early albums for Columbia, and the record that gave him a big hit! "Little Susie" is one of those early 60s soul jazz standards, the kind of catchy tune that got played all over the place on radio, and which forever put the artist at the top of the list for recording dates and live sets for a few years. Ray's riding high here – with a trio that features brother Tommy Bryant on bass, and either Eddie Locke or Gus Johnson on drums – and the album's got lots of other short tracks with a similar down-home soul jazz kind of approach. Titles include "Blues For Norine", "Big Buddy", "By Myself", and "If I Can Just Make It". CD

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Donald ByrdI'm Tryin' To Get Home ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good ... $33.99
Donald Byrd's second foray into the "with voices" genre – done with the same arranging talents of Coleridge Perkinson, the lyrical modernist who made Donald's A New Perspective such a success! The group that plays with Byrd is excellent, and includes Freddie Roach, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine, and Grant Green – all of whom blend beautifully with the choir, and know when to lay back, and when to come out strong with hard rhythm playing and good solos. Donald Byrd and Duke Pearson wrote all of the tunes, and the set's got some beautiful shimmering solos by Byrd which just float dreamily over the album's gorgeous orchestrations. With the tracks "Pearly Gates", "March Children", "Brother Isaac", and "I'm Tryin' To Get Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with deep groove on one side, Van Gelder stamp, and ear! Cover has some light wear, and a small mark from an old sticker.)

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