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MastersoundsKismet/The King & I ... CD
El/Cherry Red (UK), 1957/1958. Used ... $3.99
A strangely compelling montage of tracks from the musical Kismet. Brothers Buddy and Monk Montgomery are joined here by brother Wes – then an emerging star on guitar, and a strong addition to the set, one who expands the sound past the usual exotic chamber groove laid down by the combo. Titles include "Fate", "Olive Tree", "And This Is My Beloved", "Not Since Nineveh", and "Stranger In Paradise". The King And I is a strange batch of titles played by one of the stranger groups of the late 50s, but the record works nicely – possibly because Rodgers & Hammerstein's tracks are a good forum for the group's mix of soul jazz and lyrical mysticism. Monk Montgomery plays an early Fender bass, Buddy Montgomery's on vibes, Richie Crabtree plays piano, and Benny Barth plays drums. The highlight is a great version of "Dance Of The Siamese Children", one of those odd show tunes that gets picked up often by jazz players, and turned into a completely different vehicle. Other titles include "Shall We Dance", "We Kiss In The Shadows", "My Lord & Master", and "I Have Dreamed". CD
 
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Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ Gianni BassoQuartetto Gianni Basso (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vedette/Rearward (Italy), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
European jazz sweetness from Gianni Basso and his excellent quartet of Italian scene players – a masterful early 80s set with real warmth, and a timeless elegance! Basso's ear for classic small combo jazz serves him incredible well on these recordings, with an easy going, but no less accomplished groove that could have been recorded any time in the couple decades it – Basso feeling no obligation cater to the neon lit, dawn of digital 80s styles. and grooving with grace and beauty. The leader's deep toned tenor is in excellent form out front, with Mario Rusca's piano complimenting it wonderfully, Lucio Terzano on double bass and Giancarlo Pillot on the drums. It's an album of subtle genius that's a huge compliment to all the players, and their impeccable standards for playing jazz. Includes Jimmy Guiffre's "Four Brothers", "Stormy Weather", "Vichy", "Cheek To Cheek", the top notch original, slow cooking original "My Wife" and "Red And Green". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George BensonIn Your Eyes ... LP
Warner, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Sweetly jazzy soul from George Benson – a key classic from his great run at Warner Brothers Records, and the kind of record that George did better than anyone else at the time! Back in the 60s, we'd never have guessed that Benson's sweetly crackling vocals would dominate popular jazz more than his great guitar work – but hearing George here, it's clear that his soul work could easily outshine his guitar, especially when set up in a package like this! Atlantic soul maestro Arif Mardin produced, and as with his Chaka Khan productions for Warner at the time, he gives Benson a clean, clear modern style that's certainly pop, but also a lot less cluttered and clunky than modes used with other artists at the time. George is mostly on the vocal tip for the set, and Kashif helps out on one track – no surprise, given that Kashif was soon to walk down the path that Benson had started with his first few vocal albums in the 70s. Titles include "Love Will Come Again", "Use Me", "Late At Night", "In Search Of A Dream", "Lady Love Me", "In Your Eyes", and "Never Too Far To Fall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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
Also available Live At Montreux & Northsea ... LP 8.99

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Art BlakeyLive At Montreux & Northsea ... LP
Timeless (Holland), 1981. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam.)
Also available Live At Montreux & Northsea ... CD 13.99

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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 BrothersDetente ... LP
Arista, 1980. Near Mint- ... $3.99
An overlooked Brecker Brothers gem from the end of the 70s – easily one of their most soulful sets from the Arista years, and a record that's got way more lasting power than the Cold War reference of its title! The Brecker's are still rooted in jazz here, but definitely step out with plenty of soul in the mix too – vocals from DJ Rogers, Carl Carlwell, Luther Vandross, and others – all of whom really add a lot to the set. The presence of these vocals provides a nice variety – especially given that only about half the tracks have some singing – and in a way, this addition holds back some of the too-jamming tendencies that the Brothers could have – keeping them strongly in the groove throughout! Other players include George Duke on keyboards, Hiram Bullock on guitar, Steve Jordan on drums, and Airto on percussion – on titles that include "You Ga Ta Give It", "Not Tonight", "Tee'd Off", "Squish", "Baffled", "Dream Theme", and "I Don't Know Either". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Brecker BrothersStraphangin ... LP
Arista, 1981. Very Good+ ... $2.99
It's our bet that the Brecker Brothers probably weren't straphanging on their way to work in this point in their careers – given the classy, professional sound of this set – which was more likely to earn them a ride in a limo than a place in the subway! But we certainly don't hold that professionalism against them – because the BBs manage to groove here with a sharpness and depth that most of their smoother fusion contemporaries just weren't hitting – an edge that reminds us of the deeper roots these guys had before they started hitting the mainstream. And, given the date of the session, things are still pretty great overall – much more in a mid 70s fusion mode, with keyboards and drum bits that come out plenty hard next to the horns. Titles include "Threesome", "Straphangin", "Bathsheba", "Jacknife", and "Not Ethiopia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and an unglued top seam.)

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Bridgewater BrothersGenerations Suite ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A rare Japanese-only session from the incredible Bridgewater Brothers – and some of their best work of the 70s! The session features Cecil on trumpet, Ron on saxes – and a supporting group that includes Reggie Workman, Donald Smith, Hubert Eaves, and Michael Carvin. The feel of the material is similar to some of Billy Harper's best Japanese albums from the time – searching, in a post-Coltrane way, but never too indulgent, and always with a focus on strong, solid, soulful playing. Sections of the suite include "African Sunrise", "Sade", "Your Ballad", and "Samba Para Ustedos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, splitting on the top seam, and clear tape on the seams.)

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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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Ray BryantSoul ... LP
Sue, 1965. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Ray's going for soul soul soul on this set – working with a stripped-down trio that features brother Tommy Bryant on bass and the great Walter Perkins on drums – both helping Ray to craft a laidback and mellow soul jazz groove, with an organic sound that feels like it sprung right up from the ground! Ray's work on the keys is warm and spacious – as concerned with hitting the groove as it is with leaving some room – and the album features some great tracks, including a remake of Ray's hit, entitled "Little Suzie 65", a version of "Goldfinger", and the tracks "Gospel Bird", "I Miss You So", "Stick With It", and "I Don't Care Who Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Sue pressing. Cover has a small name in pen on back.)

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Sealed ... $9.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Speakers Corner, still in shrink.)

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✨✧ Larry Coryell & The Brubeck BrothersBetter Than Live ... LP
Direct Disk, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
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Neal CrequeBlack Velvet Rose ... LP
Muse, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
2nd issue of a Neal Creque LP that was originall released on Cobblestone in the early 70's (this is a later pressing, with a different cover and title, by Muse). At the time, Creque had made his name as the great piano player with Pucho and The Latin Soul Brothers and Mongo Santamaria's group, and this first solo LP is an excellent showcase of his cool funky electric piano style, with loads of great original compositions and a deep mellow groove. One cut has vocals, the rest are instrumental, and the tracks include "Cease the Bombing", "Rafiki", "Sis Daisy", "Before the Rain Came", and "What'cha Call It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Neal CrequeContrast! ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of the great albums cut by pianist Neal Creque – a player who's best known for his work with Pucho & The Latin Soul brothers, but who cut some very nice sides on his own during the early 70s. The album's a very nice batch of groovy stuff that mixes piano, electric piano, and organ, in a bunch of tight little instrumental cuts. Billy Butler plays guitar, and the group is backed by a lot of Latin percussion. Cuts include "Kenya", "Bacalau", "Happy Go Lucky", and "D Train". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ronnie CuberPin Point ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the strongest fusion sets we've ever heard from baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber – cut at a time when he was playing so much great music on other folks' records, but hardly ever got to shine on his own! Cuber's got a lean quality with his instrument that makes it a surprisingly good fit for fusion – and he works here with a razor-sharp lineup that includes David Sanborn on alto, George Wadenious on guitar, Rob Mounsey on keyboards, and Steve Gadd on drums! Gadd brings a tight edge to the tunes right from the start – not funky, but a lot more driving than other records of this nature – and titles include "Heavy Hang", "Two Brothers", "Move It", "Snotty", and "Afro Cuber". CD

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Jorge DaltoRendez-Vous ... LP
EMI/Cheetah, 1983/1988. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Warm and mellow keyboards from the great Jorge Dalto – an obscure Japanese set from the early 80s, but one that has all the spacious grooves of his US classic from the 70s! Jorge plays a range of acoustic and electric keys here – mostly in a small group setting that features guitar from Barry Finnerty or George Benson – both of whom play with the warm touches that are just right for Dalto's keys. There's a bit of horns on the set – Art Webb on flute on one track, Tom Browne's trumpet on another, and the alto of David Sanborn on two more – and the great Nicky Marrero contributes some Latin percussion to some of the album's best numbers too. Titles include "You're Like An Angel", "It's Magic", "Like A Whisper", "Hotel Du Globe", "My Latin Brother", "Mountain Song", and "Poinciana". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisLast Word – The Warner Brothers Years (Tutu/Siesta/Amandla/Dingo/Doo Bop/Miles & Quincy/Live) (8CD set) ... CD
Warner, 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 8 CDs ... $59.99 64.98
The complete final recordings of Miles Davis – and music that shows that the legendary trumpeter was still continuing to grow strongly in his later years! The set features a great scope of sounds – from soundtrack projects with Marcus Miller and Michel Legrand, a live tribute to Gil Evans recorded with Quincy Jones, other excellent live material, and some important records that show the late Davis embracing new rhythms of the 80s, in the same way he worked with funk, soul, and rock styles in the 70s! The package is a great deal at this price – and features 86 tracks on 8CDs – all with original artwork and notes – in a box that includes the albums Tutu, Music From Siesta, Amandla, Dingo, Doo Bop, Miles & Quincy Live At Montreux, Live Around The World, and Live Performance From Nice Festival – the last of which never came out at the time, and was only later included as bonus tracks on a 2CD version of Tutu. CD

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✨✧ Paul DesmondEast Of The Sun (aka First Place Again) ... LP
Discovery/Warner, 1960. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An early 80s repress of the first big Paul Desmond solo album of the 60s – and a standout set that's very much in the tradition of his best work on RCA! This rare side was cut for Warner Brothers during a time when they were taking a brief dip into jazz – and it's a rarely-heard set that features Jim Hall on guitar, Connie Kay on drums, and Percy Heath on bass, all backing up Paul with a spare "after hours" sound that's a marked change from his tightly woven work with Brubeck. Desmond's alto is full of possibilities here – working wonders with familiar tunes like "Greensleeves", "You Go To My Head", "Time After Time", and "East Of The Sun" – as well as with the John Lewis modern number "2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain with some wrinkles on the bottom 2 inches.)

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✨✧ Paul Desmond with Jim HallComplete Recordings Of Paul Desmond With Jim Hall (4CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Early 60s. Used 4CDs ... $69.99
Ahhh . . . The genius of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall! Desmond was the icy alto tone behind Dave Brubeck's legendary quartet of the late 50s and early 60s – and although we always liked his work with Dave, Paul's even better on his own! Desmond has a lanquid, lyrical tones that's simply beyond compare – and in the right setting, he crafts these snaking, inching, arcing lines that take the alto sax to a whole new level of expression. In these sides with guitarist Jim Hall, he's certainly in the right setting – as modernist Hall, fresh from work with the Jimmy Guiffre 3, really helps set the mode on these recordings, painting colors with a subtle brush, filling in spaces ever so gently as Desmond angles his way around tunes that have an increasingly Latin bent to them. The first album in the set features tracks from Desmond's rare 1959 Warner Brothers album , plus an obscure tune ("Susie") that was only ever issued on a 1959 Playboy compilation. The remaining 5 LPs feature tracks from Desmond's sublime RCA sessions from the early 60s - sparely recorded with only bass and drums behind work by him and Hall. Titles include "All Across The City", "East Of The Sun", "Greensleeves", "Rude Old Man", "Samba Cantina", "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West", "Samba De Orfeu", and loads more. CD
(Note: Does not include book or slipcase. Out of print.)
 
 
 



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