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Miles DavisESP ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Very Good- ... $24.99
An album of dark and subtle beauty – and still one of our favorite Miles Davis albums of all time! The set's not as earth-shattering as some of Davis' other work of the 60s, but that's why we like it so much – because the emerging genius of the group with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Tony Williams is held in a really special place here – one that ruminates quietly on space and soul, while Davis majestically directs tones and colors that he'd never gotten in a small group format before! Titles include the amazing "Iris", one of Miles' most haunting themes – plus "Little One", "RJ", "ESP", "Mood", and "Agitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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EasSide PercussionESP ... CD
Avant, 1997. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousESP Disk Story Vol 1 ... LP
ESP/Contempo (Italy), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A special series, put together in celebration of the legendary ESP labels – one of the coolest indie imprints of all time – with an amazing legacy of avant jazz, 60s freakout, underground folk, and lots more experimental sounds! The series is a bit light on packaging, but offers up vinyl versions of some hard-to-find tracks from the label – all picked by the widow of the late ESP owner, Bernard Stollman. Volume 1 is filled with late 60s avant jazz gems – titles that include "Ghosts (1st Varation)" by Albert Ayler, "Why Not" by Marion Brown, "Zoo (excerpt)" by Steve Lacy, "Cinematique (excerpt)" by Gato Barbieri, "Cosmos (excerpt)" by Sun Ra, and "Cartoon" by Paul Bley. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousESP Disk Story Vol 2 ... LP
ESP/Contempo (Italy), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A special series, put together in celebration of the legendary ESP labels – one of the coolest indie imprints of all time – with an amazing legacy of avant jazz, 60s freakout, underground folk, and lots more experimental sounds! The series is a bit light on packaging, but offers up vinyl versions of some hard-to-find tracks from the label – all picked by the widow of the late ESP owner, Bernard Stollman. Volume 2 continues with lots more jazz – including a passage from "His Band From Outer Space Shadow World" by Sun Ra, "The Lady" by Frank Wright, "770" by Alan Sondheim, "Tabla Suite" by Giuseppi Logan, and "Brother Joseph" by Frank Lowe. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miles DavisESP (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Columbia, 1965. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An album of dark and subtle beauty – and still one of our favorite Miles Davis albums of all time! The set's not as earth-shattering as some of Davis' other work of the 60s, but that's why we like it so much – because the emerging genius of the group with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Tony Williams is held in a really special place here – one that ruminates quietly on space and soul, while Davis majestically directs tones and colors that he'd never gotten in a small group format before! Titles include the amazing "Iris", one of Miles' most haunting themes – plus "Little One", "RJ", "ESP", "Mood", and "Agitation". CD
(Numbered, limited Hybrid Super Audio CD – on Mobile Fidelity!)
 
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Albert AylerBells ... CD
ESP/Get Back (Italy), 1965. Used ... $12.99
A seminal live set by a young Albert Ayler – an unusual one-sided record that featured only 20 minutes of music, performed with an intensity that harly leaves room for complaints about the shortness of the album! The single track "Bells" was performed at Town Hall by Ayler with a group that includes Donald Ayler on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto sax, Lewis Worrell on bass, and Sunny Murray on percussion – all coming together in a raw, real sense of freedom – beautifully explored here without ever getting too overindulgent. The tune may well be one of the greatest illustrations of the ESP format at its best – as Ayler and company never stray too far, but carve out some incredibly imaginative space through their starkly-blown horn solos! CD
(Out of print.)

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Albert AylerLive At Slug's Saloon, Vol 2 ... CD
ESP/Base (Italy), 1966/1982. Used ... $8.99
The second volume of Ayler's classic set at Slugs from 1966. Ayler's leading a quintet with brother Donald on trumpet, Michel Sampson on violin, Lewis Worrell on bass, and Ron Jackson on percussion. The music is open-ended & free flowing, but keeps coming back to themes from Ayler's classics "Initiation" and "Ghost". Great stuff, and one of the best live recordings of his work. CD
(Out of print.)

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Albert AylerNew York Eye & Ear Control (Italian paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ESP/Get Back (Italy), 1964. Used ... $16.99
Seminal ESP work from Albert Ayler – a unique session done as a soundtrack to a short (and weird!) film from experimental director Michael Snow! The lineup is a bit different than some of Ayler's other ESP albums – and features Don Cherry on trumpet and cornet, John Tchicai on alto, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murray on drums. At times, the record's got a bit of a "new thing" vibe – a bit more spacious and sonic than some of Ayler's other material – but at other times, it burns with an intensity that's almost harder and freer than any of Albert's trio dates of the 60s. The album features 2 long tracks – "AY" and "ITT" – plus the shorter "Don's Dawn". CD
(Out of print – numbered limited edition!)

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Albert AylerSpirits Rejoice ... CD
ESP/Calibre (Netherlands), 1965. Used ... $6.99
A seminal Albert Ayler session from the 60s – recorded at the legendary Judson Hall with an incredible sound! There's a bold, righteous feel to this record that possibly even tops other Ayler classics for ESP – and the spacious setting makes the notes echo, rebound, and come back together with searing intensity throughout. The group features Ayler on tenor, brother Don on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto, Sunny Murray on drums, and both Henry Grimes and Gary Peacock on basses – using a unique two-bass approach that only further emphasizes the unique qualities of the record. Call Cobbs plays a bit of harpsichord too – and tracks include "Sprits Rejoice", "Holy Family", "Angels", and "Prophet". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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BarnacledCharles ... CD
ESP, 2008. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Ornette ColemanTown Hall 1962 ... LP
ESP, 1962. Very Good ... $19.99
A really unique chapter in the career of Ornette Coleman – an album that he produced by himself in 1962, away from any other label – as an effort to showcase the newly freer sounds of his music! The recording's the first in a really groundbreaking stretch for the 60s – and it was fortunately finally issued by ESP Records a few years after the recording – providing a nice link between Coleman's earlier experiments and the sound of the younger generation usually showcased by the label. The group's a trio, with a sound that's quite different than the more rhythmic modes of Coleman on Atlantic Records – a freer, less structured lineup that features percussion from Charles Moffett and bass from David Izenzon. One track also adds in a string quartet – making the record one of Coleman's first experiments with this format – and titles include a 23 minute recording of "The Ark", plus "Doughnut", "Sadness", and "Dedication To Poets and Writers". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with a 5th Avenue address. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on Side 2.)

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DelegationEvergreen (Canceled World) ... CD
ESP, 2016. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD

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Bill HorwitzLies, Lies, Lies ... LP
ESP, 1975. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Michael Gregory JacksonClarity ... CD
ESP, 1976. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked early session from multi-instrumentalist Michael Gregory Jackson, recording here with a trio of great horn players in a wonderfully sensitive sound! The record's approach is a perfect illustration of the maturity on the New York avant scene in the late 70s – a real change from the more frenetic modes that ESP was recording a decade before, with some thoughtful, almost pensive points that really round out the record beautifully. Jackson plays mostly guitar, but also vocalizes a bit and plays marimba, percussion, wood flute and other instruments – and he's joined by Oliver Lake on flute and saxes, Wadada Leo Smith on trumpets, and David Murray on tenor sax. Some tracks get nice and bold, while others hold back wonderfully – and titles include "Oliver Lake", "Clarity", "A View Of This Life", "Prelueoionti" and "Iomi". CD

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Steve LacyForest & The Zoo ... LP
ESP, 1966. Near Mint- ... $38.99
Steve Lacy's legendary Argentinean recording – one of his boldest moments of the early years, and the start of a long history of superb work away from the American scene! The group here is quite unusual – as players include Enrico Rava on trumpet, Johnny Dyani on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums – one budding European improviser, and two key members of the Blue Notes – who'd left South Africa for the UK by the time of this release. The live performance features only two long tracks – "Forest" and "Zoo" – both played with a sense of freedom not heard before in Lacy's music, at a level that really points the way towards his explosive presence in the French and Italian scenes in years to come! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early light blue label pressing.)

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New York Art QuartetNew York Art Quartet ... LP
ESP, 1965. Very Good ... $39.99
One of our favorite albums ever on the legendary ESP label – and a key session in the best "new thing" mode of the 60s! The New York Art Quartet were a short live collaboration between trombonist Roswell Rudd, saxophonist John Tchicai, bassist Lewis Worrell, and percussionist Milford Graves – but their legacy in this one album is almost greater than that of other combos who recorded more frequently at the time. The sound is similar to the best "spacious" groups of the new thing years – such as the Archie Shepp/Bill Dixon work, or some of the looser sides by the New York Contemporary Five – a group that featured Shepp and Tchicai. Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) makes a key guest appearance on the title "Black Dada Nihilismus" – reciting his writings alongside the group's somber instrumental musings – and other titles include "Short", "Rosmosis", and "No 6". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing, in the textured cover with wrap-around paste-on. Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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Alan SondheimT'Other Little Tune ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1968. Used ... $11.99
Alan Sondheim's second album for ESP – even more obscure and offbeat than the first! Lots of electronics here – including some nice moog – plus prepared piano, Hawaiian guitar, marimba, melodeon, tabla, and other unusual instrumentation! CD
(Out of print.)

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Karel VelebnySHQ ... LP
ESP, 1968. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the only American releases from Eastern European jazzman Karel Valebny – the force behind some great albums on MPS and other overseas labels, sounding equally great here on a late 60s set for ESP! The music is as bizarre as the cover – modern jazz overall, but done with a great deal of sensitivity – a very poetic approach to the performance that's quite different than the usual ESP bag, and which really shows some of the best steps forward the European scene was taking at the time. There's echoes here of mid 60s "new thing" jazz – especially in the way Velebny's vibes come into play – and instrumentation on the record include vibes, tenor, and bass clarinet from Karel, plus alto and flute from Jiri Stivin, piano from Ludek Svabensky, bass from Karel Vejvoda, and drums from Josef Vejvoda. Titles include "The Uhu Sleeps Only During The Day", "Andulko Safarova", "Beetles On The Head", and "Joachim Is Our Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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James ZitroZitro ... CD
ESP, 1967. Used ... $4.99
One of the only albums we've ever seen from drummer James Zitro – a player who'd worked as a percussionist for one of the Sonny Simmons' albums on ESP Records, then was invited to cut his own date for the label! There's a really groundbreaking sound here – an approach to percussion that's almost melodic at times, and which prefaces some of the more famous experiments in those modes to come both from the Chicago AACM and the New York loft jazz scene of the 70s. Zitro's really got a way around the kit, leaping around with a style that reminds us of Andrew Cyrille at his best – yet in ways that often go in other directions. The rest of the group here is relatively obscure too – and players include Allan Praskin on alto, Bert Wilson on tenor, Warren Gale on trumpet, Michael Cohen on piano, and Bruce Cale on bass. Titles include "Freeken", "Happy Pretty", and "Fourth". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert AylerLive On The Riviera ... CD
ESP, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A previously unreleased live performance by Albert Ayler – recorded in France in 1970 for the Maeght Foundation, but not the same material that was issued on the better-known Shandar albums! This concert predates those, and is a unique later outing that's strongly in the spirit of some of Ayler's earliest work for ESP – with longer tracks that serve mostly as a vehicle for Albert's own exploratory passages on tenor and soprano sax! The group's a quartet, with Steve Tintweiss on bass, Allen Blairman on drums, and Mary Maria on soprano sax and a bit of voice – but the way the concert's recorded, Ayler's tone is most strongly upfront in the mix, and seems to dominate most numbers. Titles include "Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe", "Birth Of Mirth", "Masonic Inborn", "Oh Love Of Life", "Heart Love", and "Island Harvest". CD

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✨✧ Albert AylerSpiritual Unity ... CD
ESP, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark recording – Albert Ayler's first album for the ESP label, and a record that hit the jazz world like a bullet! Spiritual Unity sets the stage for a format that would become huge in the European avant scene of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and even today – the sax-driven power-trio, tenor against bass and drums, working freely with less rhythmic constraints than before, searching for new sounds and new modes of expression, working through changes in a style first proposed by Sonny Rollins, but taken to new intensity by the New York underground of the 60s. That sound is summed up here perfectly by Ayler, Gary Peacock, and Sunny Murray – working together with an edgey brilliance, on classic tracks that include "Ghosts: First Variation", "Ghosts: Second Variation", "The Wizard", and "Spirits". CD

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✨✧ Frank LoweBlack Beings (complete version) ... CD
ESP, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite records ever from ESP – a set that's got even more soul and spirit than we usually hear from the label! The album's one of the first (and few) from saxophonist Frank Lowe as a leader – and it's a unique date that also features alto and soprano sax from Joseph Jarman, who's really blowing beautifully here away from the Art Ensemble of Chicago! The set's got a vibe that's almost like the shift towards the loft jazz years the New York scene took after the initial avant wave documented by ESP in the 60s – informed with some of the spiritualism of the post-Coltrane generation on Impulse Records. Other players include a young William Parker on bass, Joseph Jarman on soprano and alto, and The Wizard (aka Raymond Lee Cheng) on violin, and Rashid Sinan on drums. This great CD version features the previously-unreleased full versions of "In Trane's Name" and "Thulani" – plus the shorter track "Brother Joseph". CD

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✨✧ New York Art QuartetNew York Art Quartet ... CD
ESP, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever on the legendary ESP label – and a key session in the best "new thing" mode of the 60s! The New York Art Quartet were a short live collaboration between trombonist Roswell Rudd, saxophonist John Tchicai, bassist Lewis Worrell, and percussionist Milford Graves – but their legacy in this one album is almost greater than that of other combos who recorded more frequently at the time. The sound is similar to the best "spacious" groups of the new thing years – such as the Archie Shepp/Bill Dixon work, or some of the looser sides by the New York Contemporary Five – a group that featured Shepp and Tchicai. Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) makes a key guest appearance on the title "Black Dada Nihilismus" – reciting his writings alongside the group's somber instrumental musings – and other titles include "Short", "Rosmosis", and "No 6". CD

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersPharoah Sanders Quintet (aka Pharoah's First) (spiral cover) ... LP
ESP, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you think that Pharaoh Sanders' genius as a leader first blossomed during his post-Coltrane years on Impulse, you owe it to yourself to check out this early album for ESP – a startlingly great session that offers a whole new side of his talents! The album features 2 side-long tracks – each of them great in their own ways, both in ways that are far different from the later Sanders sound on Impulse! Pharoah's tone here isn't nearly as raspy as on his more famous sides – it's more straightforward, almost Coltrane-esque – and as the long tracks unfold, there's almost a Sonny Rollins-like sense of spontaneous invention, especially on "Bethera", which takes up all of side two. And while we love the spiritual sensibilities of Sanders' classic albums, we also really like the pointedness of this one – not just because it shows a young Pharoah already possessed of greatness not infused by Coltrane, but also because the album's a mostly-inside session that's a real standout in the ESP catalog! The group's unusual too – and features Stan Foster on trumpet, Jane Getz on piano, William Bennett on bass, and Marvin Patillo on percussion. Tracks include "Bethera" and "Seven by Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with Bell Sound stamp and "ear'. Cover has light surface wear, with a small stain and a bit of marker on back.)

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✨✧ Albert AylerLive At Slug's Saloon, Vol 2 ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1966/1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second volume of Ayler's classic set at Slugs from 1966. Ayler's leading a quintet with brother Donald on trumpet, Michel Sampson on violin, Lewis Worrell on bass, and Ron Jackson on percussion. The music is open-ended & free flowing, but keeps coming back to themes from Ayler's classics "Initiation" and "Ghost". Great stuff, and one of the best live recordings of his work. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Live At Slug's Saloon, Vol 2 ... CD 8.99
 
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AtomicHere Comes Everybody ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2012. New Copy ... $10.99
Quite possibly the greatest album to date from Atomic – a set that steps out with a bold, rich sound right from the start – giving the whole thing the feel of some lost classic slice of avant jazz, but with a freshness that definitely marks the set with plenty of Atomic energy too! The horns are amazing – fierce interplay between the trumpet of Magnus Broo and reeds of Fredrik Ljungvist – locking together at times with these raging lines that have almost an ESP sort of feel – then breaking out with soul-drenching solos on their own – especially when Ljungvist handles the tenor. Paal Nilssen-Love's drums are on fire throughout – Havard Wilk barrels away on piano – and Ingebrigt Haker Flaten rolls things along strongly on bass. Titles include "Morphemes", "HCE", "Milano", "Kreuzberg Variations", "Panama", and "Unity Toccata". CD

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✨✧ Albert AylerHilversum Session ... CD
Coppens (Netherlands), 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A beautifully packaged reissue of this rare set from 1964 – an early example of the genius of Albert Ayler, recorded in The Netherlands for a small audience in a Dutch radio studio! The setting is a wonderful one – a mix of the live freedoms that would really let Ayler stretch out – especially when playing overseas – but recorded with the clarity of some of his studio albums for ESP – that sharp-edged sound that really highlights the groundbreaking style of his playing! The rest of the group here is equally great – and the quartet features Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murray on drums – the latter of whom is almost completely freed up from rhythm at some points. Titles include "Angels", "CAC", "Infant Happiness", and "No Name". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert AylerHilversum Session ... LP
Modern Silence, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A rare set from 1964 – an early example of the genius of Albert Ayler, recorded in The Netherlands for a small audience in a Dutch radio studio! The setting is a wonderful one – a mix of the live freedoms that would really let Ayler stretch out – especially when playing overseas – but recorded with the clarity of some of his studio albums for ESP – that sharp-edged sound that really highlights the groundbreaking style of his playing! The rest of the group here is equally great – and the quartet features Don Cherry on cornet, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murray on drums – the latter of whom is almost completely freed up from rhythm at some points. Titles include "Angels", "The Wizard", "Infant Happiness", and "No Name". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing – hand-numbered limited edition!)

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✨✧ Albert AylerLive In Greenwich Village – The Complete Impulse Recordings ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Essential stuff! This 2 CD set includes the entirety of Albert Ayler's Live In Greenwich Village album – plus a huge amount of previously unreleased live material, played by the Ayler group in New York, during 1966 and 1967. Ayler's brother Don is on trumpet, and other players include Joel Freedman, George Steele, Bill Fowell, Beaver Harris, Sunny Murray, Alan Silva, and Henry Grimes. The tracks have the same intensity of Ayler's ESP work – and many tunes are quite long, very free and open. Titles include "Light In Darkness", "Divine Peacemaker", "Angels", "Omega Is The Alpha", "Universal Thoughts", "Change Has Come", "Infinite Spirit", and "Spiritual Rebirth". 14 tracks in all – and one of the most important slices of Ayler's career! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ David BoykinVictory Honor & Glory – David Boykin Live In Concert ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2001. New Copy ... $6.99
A raw, live set from Chicago saxophonist David Boykin – but a great little record that really reminds us of a classic 60s session on ESP! Boykin's reeds are wonderful throughout – filled with the depth of soul we might expect from Kalaparusha or Albert Ayler – and set up here in an open-ended trio with Josh Abrams on bass and Andre Beasley on drums. The tracks are all quite longish and free – but never sloppy or overindulgent – held together with a tremendous focus and presence in Boykin's horn! Titles include "Victory Honor & Glory", "Conundrum", "Big & Fine", "The King", and "Meditation For Momma Long". CD

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Dave BurrellHigh ... LP
Douglas, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A pretty great and very strange album by avant pianist Dave Burrell! Side one features an extended tune called "West Side Story", which is basically a medley of tunes from the musical, played with a nice dark edge by Burrell and a trio, plus additional tambourine work by Pharoah Sanders! Side two features "East Side Story", a great track in the ESP avant mode – and one that features killer drum work by Sonny Murray, and some fierce piano by Burrell. The set closes with the jaunty "Margy Pargy", a short straight tune with almost an old-timey feel to it. Weird, but one of Burrell's more compelling albums. LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful copy – super clean vinyl and cover! Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Don CherryWhere Is Brooklyn? ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... $14.99
Easily one of the most powerful albums ever cut by Don Cherry – a searing set of tracks done for Blue Note in the late 60s – and featuring some tremendous tenor work by Pharoah Sanders! There's a tightness and level of energy here that surpasses even Cherry's other excellent Blue Note sessions – a rawness that recalls the style forged often on key ESP albums of the 60s, but honed here into a slightly tighter mode. Sanders' horn is especially well-placed in the set – and pushes Cherry past the spacier notes of other recordings, in a way that unlocks fire from the years with Ornette – but which opens up into a much freer groove. The rest of the group includes Henry Grimes on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums – both a perfect match for the quartet – and titles include the 17 minute "Unite", plus "There Is A Bomb", "Awake Nu", "Taste Maker", and "The Thing". CD
(Out of print Connoisseur CD series.)

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✨✧ Chris McGregorUp To Earth (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stamford Audio (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... About March 1, 2017
A previously-unissued gem from pianist Chris McGregor – recorded at the tail end of the 60s, when McGregor and some of his South African compatriots were really helping to change the sound of the British jazz scene! The album is one of McGregor's strongest ever – an incredibly bold statement in jazz, and one that burns with a brilliance that possibly even surpasses most of the officially-released dates from his scene at the time – a mixture of ESP-like fire from all solo players, touched with some of Chris' more dynamic rhythms – let loose with a really exploratory feeling on a set of longer tracks. The group's a septet – with McGregor on piano, John Surman on bass clarinet and baritone sax, Evan Parker on tenor, Dudu Pukwana on alto, Mongezi Feza on trumpet, Louis Moholo on drums, and either Barre Phillips or Danny Thompson on bass. Joe Boyd produced the original session, and also offers up some great reflections on the music in the liner notes – and titles include "Up To Earth", "Years Ago Now", "Moonlight Aloe", and "Yickytickee/Union Special". LP, Vinyl record album

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Melodic Artet (Brackeen/Abdullah/Parker/Blank/WateMelodic Artet ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1974. Used ... $11.99
A genius group from the glory days of the New York avant scene of the 70s – yet one who haven't been nearly as well-documented as some of their contemporaries! The lineup here is legendary – a quintet with Charles Brackeen on tenor, flute, and soprano sax, Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, William Parker on bass, Roger Blank on drums, and Tony Waters on percussion – working in ways that are really a bridge between the starker sounds of the ESP generation, and some of the looser, more collaborative energies of the loft jazz scene that was on the rise! This recording from 1974 is some of the only surviving work by the group – a well-recorded radio performance that has the group working through a number of compositions in sequence, often with very spiritual results. The package features rich recollections on the quintet by Ahmed Abdullah, and some great vintage images as well – and titles include "Face Of The Deep", "Redemption/Consecration", "Above The Cross/My Divine", and "Time & Money". CD

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1973. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD
(Out of print. In the cool original Japanese double case wich has some light wear.)
Also available Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia, 1973. Used 2CD ... $14.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)
Also available Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell SextetSound ... LP
Delmark, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
One of the first bold statements to come from Chicago's AACM underground of the 60s – a tremendous debut effort from the young Roscoe Mitchell! The album's got a "sense of the new" feel that's as gripping as anything recorded by ESP or Impulse around the same time – a rule-breaking, freely-creative approach to jazz that builds strongly off the changes already wrought by Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, and Archie Shepp! The format is somewhat like the Art Ensemble Of Chicago at times – with measured horn work from Mitchell on alto, clarinet, and recorder, Maurice McIntyre on tenor, Lester Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Lester Lashley on trombone (as well as a bit of cello). Some tracks – like the brilliant "Sound" – offer a slow-building exploration of tones and textures – while others, like the blues-joke "Little Suite", or the harmelodic "Ornette", show a wry sense of humor that would become a Chicago avant hallmark as the years went on! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jemeel MoondocNew York Live ... LP
Cadence, 1981. Very Good+ ... $16.99
The cover may be a bit goofy, but the album's filled with fire throughout – a great document of Jemeel Moondoc's talents at the start of the 80s! The set brings together two different performances, but both by the same group – a rock-solid lineup that features Moondoc on alto, Roy Campbell on trumpet, William Parker on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums – all coming together with a force and focus that's almost a link between the New York styles of the loft jazz generation and the earlier ESP era! Side one features two beautifully soulful numbers – an offbeat take on "Salt Peanuts" that really opens up the tune, and Campbell's great "Thanks To The Creator". Side two is more open, but filled with rich flavors – including a bit of guest vocalization from Ellen Christi – who really adds some great elements to the side-long "High Rise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light moisture staining along the opening.)

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Sunny Murray13 Steps On Glass ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1994. Used ... $9.99
Relatively straight work from Sunny Murray – a series of trio tracks recorded with Odeon Pope on tenor, and the great (and underrated!) Wayne Dockery on bass. The tracks are a mix of jazz standards and original tunes – played with the rough edge of trio tracks from the ESP era, but without as much freedom and hard blowing as you might have heard on a Murray album in the 60s. Titles include "Out For A Walk", "Lover", "Emoi", "Blues For PC", "Constant Blue", and "Well You Needn't". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sunny MurraySunshine (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
One of the most ambitious albums that Sunny Murray ever recorded – a set of large ideas and long explorations – performed here by a group of all-star avant players from the time! Murray's vision is wonderful here – even bolder and more expressive than on his work for ESP – and realized by a mighty lineup of players that includes Lester Bowie on trumpet, Arthur Jones and Roscoe Mitchell on alto saxes, Archie Shepp and Kenneth Terrode on tenors, Dave Burrell on piano, and Alan Silva and Malachi Favors on bass! The strong influence of the AACM can definitely be felt on the set – but Murray's presence really changes things up – taking the mood in a different direction than heard on the BYG albums that Mitchell, Bowie, and Favors recorded with the Art Ensemble. Side one features the extended "Flower Trane", and side two contains "Real" and "Red Cross". LP, Vinyl record album

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Perry RobinsonTraveler ... LP
Chiaroscuro, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $7.99
An obscure session by Perry Robinson – a great avant clarinetist, best known for his work with Henry Grimes on ESP, and for his own album on Savoy. The group here features piano, bass, and drums – and Robinson's angular style is a firm extension of his work on the Grimes record, a fact that's apparent with the leadoff track, a remake of "The Call", which was the title track to Grimes' album. Titles include "Feud", "Traveler", "Atomic Twist", "Ham & Eggs Tango", and "Mordechai's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the seams & a cut corner.)

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Roswell RuddEverywhere ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
One of the greatest albums ever from trombonist Roswell Rudd – an early Impulse Records session, cut right at a time when Rudd was a crucial part of the New York "new thing" scene in the 60s! The album's almost more of an ESP session from its lineup – which includes Giuseppi Logan on flute and bass clarinet, Robin Kenyatta on alto sax, Charlie Haden and Lewis Worrell on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums – yet the overall feel of the record has more of the control and sense of vision we've come to love on Impulse – the mix of structure and freedom you might find in crucial 60s recordings by Marion Brown or Archie Shepp on the label – particularly the latter's Fire Music generation! Titles include "Respects", "Satan's Dance", "Everywhere", and "Yankee No How". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. NOTE: Cover has moderate moisture staining with waviness, peeling, staining, and splitting along the bottom half.)

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Roswell RuddInside Job ... LP
Arista/Freedom, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the last great albums that Rudd played on before going into retirement! The group features Rudd on trombone, Enrico Rava on trumpet, Dve Burrell on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Harold White on drums – and the overall feel is similar to some of the best ESP work of the 60s. The band is very nicely matched, and changed moods and modes together as one unit. Tracks include "Inside Job", "Mysterioso", and "Sacred Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining and a cutout notch.)

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Paul Smoker TrioMississippi River Rat ... LP
Sound Aspects (Germany), 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Smoker is an obscure midwestern avant trumpeter – one with a fierce, free sound on this album, which almost has the intensity of an ESP or BYG session from the 60s. Smoker's trumpet is firmly in the lead, blowing hard free lines over rhythm work by drummer Phil Haynes and Ron Rohovit that is equally well matched. Titles include "Regent", "Specific Impulse", "Shramba", and "Phon Phun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & some writing in marker.)

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✨✧ Clifford Thornton New Art EnsembleFreedom & Unity (Goody pressing) ... LP
Goody (France), 1967. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Classic early small group material from the trombonist who later went on to do more work for larger ensembles. This session was recorded in New York in 1967, and features Thornton on valve trombone, playing with Sonny King on alto and Karl Berger on vibes. Joe McPhee makes a guest appearance on one track – "O. CT" – which was written by McPhee, and which also features Jimmy Garrison on bass. Other titles include "Free Huey", "15th Floor", and "Uhuru" – and the whole album's got a nice ESP-ish sound. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie & OthersGiants Of Jazz & The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet Live ... CD
Jazz Door, 1971/1974. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy Eldridge & Dizzy GillespieRoy & Diz ... CD
Verve, 1954. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gabriel EspinosaSongs Of Bacharach & Manzanero ... CD
Zoho, 2016. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Josh EvansHope & Despair ... CD
Passin' Thru, 2015. Used Gatefold ... $7.99
... CD

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Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $4.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass Hit", and "Things To Come" – but on this album from 1965, he's reunited with Dizzy for a large group set of tracks that feature Diz as the main soloist – at a level that really shows the growth of both men at the time! Fuller's charts are large and full, but with a sense of space that's really amazing – almost like some of the soundtrack work Dizzy had done for The Cool World – with a mix of soulful and modern moments that's really wonderful. The group's kind of a mix of hip LA players – with Phil Moore Jr on piano, Dennis Budimir on guitar, and Jimmy Bond on bass – plus a larger set of horn players backing Dizzy up. Titles include a number of great originals – such as "Be's That Way", "Big Sur", "Things Are Here", "Man From Monterey", and "Angel City". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Dizzy GillespieBirks' Works ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Seminal work from Dizzy Gillespie – and an album that shows that he was a genius in any form of jazz! In the mid 50s, Diz had one of the hippest big bands going – filled with great young players that included Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Walter Davis Jr. The work he crafted here was partly an extension of his earlier bop sides, but also a demonstration of his desire to express himself in more expansive forms – kind of a hint of the direction he'd take in the 60s, with his work in Latin, soundtrack, and funk styles. Arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins and Dizzy himself – and tracks include "Jor-du", "Yo No Quiero Bailar", "Birks' Works", "Tangorine", "Umbrella Man" and "Left-hand Corner". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Dizzy GillespieCompact Jazz ... CD
Mercury (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Dizzy GillespieConcert Of The Century (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Justin Time, 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99 26.99
"Concert Of The Century" is a hell of a claim to make – but this is also a hell of a concert, too – one that features Dizzy Gillespie blowing with an all-star small group lineup – in really stretched-out takes on the tunes, at a level that rivals his best 70s material on the Pablo label! In addition to Gillespie on trumpet, players also include Milt Jackson on vibes, James Moody on tenor and flute, Hank Jones on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all working together as seamlessly as you'd expect! Titles include "Darben The Redd Foxx", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Get Happy", "Blues N Boogie", "If I Should Lose You", and "Bass Solo/Manha De Carnaval/Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & The Mitchell Ruff Duo ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... About March 22, 2017
Wild – but pretty darn wonderful stuff! Dizzy's recording here in one of his sparest settings ever – blowing trumpet with accompaniment from the duo of Willie Ruff, bass and French horn, and Dwike Mitchell, piano – working in a mode that's really cool, really stripped down, and which has an amazingly understated tone! Given that the album has two horns, bass, and piano – and none of those all at the same time, with no other drums or instrumentation – the format is really amazing. Add to that the fact that the tracks are often quite long, and you get a sweet and introspective side of Diz (and the Mitchell Ruff Duo) that you might not have otherwise heard! Titles include "Con Alma", "Blues People", "Bella Bella", and "Dartmouth Duet". CD

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Dizzy GillespieGillespiana/Carnegie Hall Concert ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
A great burner from Diz – and one that features a large group, long tracks, and some stellar early work from Lalo Schifrin! Schifrin was in Diz's group at the time, playing piano and contributing fantastic Latin-tinged arrangements that gave the band a whole new life. Other players on this session include Candido, Leo Wright, Julius Watkins, and Willie Rodriguez – and the tracks include "Africana", "Blues", and "Panamerica". An incredible live set from Dizzy Gillespie – one that has him working in stunning big band mode, but with all the depth and agility of a small combo! The set features variations on a number of classic Gillespie themes – including "Kush", "Manteca", "Ool Ya Koo", and "Tunisian Fantasy (Night In Tunisia)" – recast with that ever-growing Latin influence that Dizzy was picking up in the 60s, supported strongly by the presence of a young Lalo Schifrin, who plays piano on the set. Horn players include Dizzy, Clark Terry, and Nick Travis on trumpets; Gunter Schuller and Jim Buffington on French Horns; Leo Wright on sax and flute; and Don Butterfield on tuba – supported by rhythm from Schifrin on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Charles Lumpkin on drums. Tunes are awash in soulful solos and deeply colored hues – and titles include "Manteca", "This Is The Way", "Kush", "Ool Ya Koo", and "Tunisian Fantasy". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Dizzy GillespieGroovin High – The Dizzy Gillespie Story – 1939 to 1950 (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Early 40s. Used 4CD ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and book.)

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Dizzy GillespieIt's My Way ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A weird batch of groovy tracks from Diz – more of a pop soul jazz instrumental set than a straight jazz one, recorded in 1969 with arrangements by Jimmy Mundy, who conducts a group with Paul Griffin, Billy Butler, and Jerome Richardson. As usual, Dizzy rises to any occasion – and brings out some great work for the album, grooving in a number of different modes as the moods of the tracks change with the backing colors of the band. Titles include a medley of "Aquarius" and "Let The Sun Shine In", plus "Exotica", "Besame Mucho", "Magic Tree", "This Girl's In Love With You", and "Galveston". Not all great – but with some really nice moments! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few spots of tape residue.)

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Dizzy GillespiePerceptions (Verve Elite pressing) ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... $14.99
A swirling array of tones, colors, and sounds – written and arranged by JJ Johnson, conducted by Gunther Schuller, and with Dizzy at the helm, blowing some of his most complicated solos ever. The approach is firmly in the Verve jazz orchestra tradition – and recalls the earlier brilliance of such projects in the hands of Ralph Burns, done here with a great depth of expression, and none of the coldness that you might expect from Schuller's participation. Clearly, there's a Miles/Gil Evans influence here, but the crew retains their identity strongly – and Dizzy's hot tone on the trumpet provides a broder spectrum than Miles ever could. Titles include "Fantasia", "Ballade", "Jubelo", and "The Sword Of Orion". CD
(Out of print – and in the beautiful original slipcover too!)

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Dizzy GillespieSomething Old/Something New ... CD
Verve/Philips, 1963. Used ... $4.99
Beautiful work from one of Dizzy's greatest periods – and an album not to pass up! The set features Diz playing 5 old bop tunes, and 4 new tracks from the pen of the great Tom McIntosh, one of the scene's brightest arrangers at the time, and a talent who was looming large, thanks to support from folks like Diz and James Moody. Moody's in the group – blowing tenor with a quintet that includes Kenny Barron on piano, Chris White on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and his tone is incredible, with a darkness that he'd rarely had before, and the whole group has a mixture of modern tones and soulful grooves that's beyond compare! Titles include "November Afternoon", "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After", "This Lovely Afternoon", "Good Bait", "Dizzy Atmosphere" and the non-LP cut "Early Mornin' Blues". CD
(Out of print, small cutout through digipack.)

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Dizzy GillespieSoul & Salvation ... LP
Tribute, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic bit of late 60's funk, and a surprisingly slammin' record from Dizzy! The album's got tight, hard, choppy funk arrangements from Ed Bland – who went onto to do some great work at the Perception label – and the group features James Moody blowing hard lean funky solos right next to Diz, in the way that he'd do on some of his own funk work from the same time. The record is wonderful all the way through – killer heavy drums, heavy electric bass, searing sax solos from Diz and Moody – all produced with a mad mad full-on funk sound that will make your jaw drop! Titles include "Blue Chuchifrito", "Chicken Giblets", "Rutabega Pie", "The Fly Fox", "Stomped & Wasted" and "Casbah Melon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of ParisDizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris ... CD
Philips, 1963. Used ... $7.99
A rare 60s meeting of groovy talents from both sides of the Atlantic – and a record that matches the trumpet of Dizzy Gillespie with the hiply swinging vocals of The Double Six Of Paris! The group were a wonderfully groovy precursor to the Swingle Singers – and sung in a scatting approach to jazz vocals that was very much in the tradition of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross – but also drew inspiration from the earlier work of Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and others. Their sound is great – much more 60s groovy than some other vocal groups – and pairing them with Dizzy gives this record an added punch that some of their other sessions are missing! Backing is small combo throughout – with either Bud Powell or Kenny Barron on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, and James Moody on tenor – and with the presence of Diz, most of the material here is of bop orientation – taken at a fast and lively clip! Lalo Schifrin arranged the whole session too – and titles include "One Bass Hit", "Blue N Boogie", "Emanon", "Groovin High", "Ow", "The Champ", "Tin Tin Deo", "Hot House", and "Con Alma". CD
(Out of print pressing.)

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Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All StarsDizzy's World ... CD
Shanachie, 1999. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Dizzy Gillespie Big BandCompact Jazz ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey, & OthersBop Fathers Vol 2 ... CD
Jazz View (Germany), 1969. Used ... $4.99
A surprisingly nice live recording from 1969 – with titles that include "Lover Man", "Night In Tunisia", "Don't Blame Me", and "Woody N You". CD

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Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Thelonious MonkBop Fathers Vol 1 ... CD
Jazz View (Germany), 1969. Used ... $4.99
A surprisingly nice live recording from 1969 – with titles that include "I Mean You", "Round Midnight", "Tour De Force", and "Tin Tin Deo". CD
 
 
 



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