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Father Herrera & The Trio ESPJazz Goes To Church ... LP
Enterprise, 1968. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some minor splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisESP ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Used ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover is stained along the opening.)
 
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Albert AylerBells (white vinyl pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
ESP, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
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 hardly 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! Plus, this version of the album also includes a bonus track – "Vibrations (aka Tune Q)" – done in a 1964 recording that was accidentally put in place of "Spirits" on the very first vinyl pressing of "Spiritual Unity". The track is almost 8 minutes long – and features Ayler on tenor, Gary Peacock on bass, and Sunny Murray on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(On white vinyl!)

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Albert AylerProphecy ... LP
ESP, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Early work by Albert Ayler, recorded live in 1964 at the Cellar Cafe in New York, but not issued by ESP until years later, after his untimely early death. The performance is a trio outing – with Ayler's tenor alongside the bass of Gary Peacock and drums of Sunny Murray – all freely skirting around each other's space on the date, in a way that allows Ayler to take the bold lead with his sharp-toned solos, but which also allows for free interplay between the bass and percussion. Ayler's tone and wide swaths of sound are simply amazing – and titles include two variations on "Ghosts", plus "Spirits", "Prophecy", and "Wizard". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Prophecy ... LP 49.99

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Albert AylerProphecy ... LP
ESP, 1965. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Early work by Albert Ayler, recorded live in 1964 at the Cellar Cafe in New York, but not issued by ESP until years later, after his untimely early death. The performance is a trio outing – with Ayler's tenor alongside the bass of Gary Peacock and drums of Sunny Murray – all freely skirting around each other's space on the date, in a way that allows Ayler to take the bold lead with his sharp-toned solos, but which also allows for free interplay between the bass and percussion. Ayler's tone and wide swaths of sound are simply amazing – and titles include two variations on "Ghosts", plus "Spirits", "Prophecy", and "Wizard". LP, Vinyl record album
(3000 series with a white label, and a full color cover, from the 70s.)
Also available Prophecy ... LP 16.99

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Amina BarakaAmina Baraka & The Red Microphone ... CD
ESP, 2017. Used ... $5.99
Amina Baraka's holding a megaphone on the cover, but she hardly needs it at all – given the righteous power of her voice on this album – still completely amazing after all these years! The album follows in the best tradition of work started by Amiri Baraka back in the 60s – a mixture of spoken knowledge and avant jazz, with backing by a group that includes Ras Moshe Burnett on tenor and flute, Rocco John Iacavone on curved soprano sax and piano, John Pietaro on drums and percussion, and Laurie Towers on bass. The approach is wonderful – and the record really feels like some lost underground relic of the 70s, the sort that the ESP label might have issued back in the day. Titles include "The Fascist", "Time Step", "The Spirit Of Billy BAng", "For Margaret Walker Alexander", and "Afro American Child". (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
Also available Amina Baraka & The Red Microphone ... CD 12.99

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Amina BarakaAmina Baraka & The Red Microphone ... CD
ESP, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Amina Baraka's holding a megaphone on the cover, but she hardly needs it at all – given the righteous power of her voice on this album – still completely amazing after all these years! The album follows in the best tradition of work started by Amiri Baraka back in the 60s – a mixture of spoken knowledge and avant jazz, with backing by a group that includes Ras Moshe Burnett on tenor and flute, Rocco John Iacavone on curved soprano sax and piano, John Pietaro on drums and percussion, and Laurie Towers on bass. The approach is wonderful – and the record really feels like some lost underground relic of the 70s, the sort that the ESP label might have issued back in the day. Titles include "The Fascist", "Time Step", "The Spirit Of Billy BAng", "For Margaret Walker Alexander", and "Afro American Child". (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
Also available Amina Baraka & The Red Microphone ... CD 5.99

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Paul BleyCloser ... LP
ESP, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Possibly the first true moment of genius from Paul Bley – a key indie standout after a few years working for bigger American labels! By the time of this early ESP album, Paul Bley was no stranger to the American scene – having recorded a few records for different labels in the 50s, and making some surprise appearances on other sessions in the early part of the 60s. But by the time of this mid 60s set, Bley was really coming into his own – working in a style that would have a huge influence on the style of jazz piano for the next few decades, and which was one of the first strong statements of modernism from the Canadian scene. Here, he's working with Steve Swallow on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion in a trio format, working through a great batch of tracks by then wife Carla – like "Ida", "Start", "Closer", "Batterie", and "Sideways In Mexico" – as well as versions of Ornette Coleman's "Crossroads", Annette Peacock's "Cartoon", and his own "Figfoot". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ellis MarsalisRuminations In New York ... CD
ESP, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Wonderful solo work from Ellis Marsalis – best known as the father of Wynton and Bradford, but a heck of a great pianist with a sound that's far deeper and more complex than you might guess from his New Orleans roots! This is the kind of record that might have been cut more in the 50s than in recent years – a subtly-done sound portrait of New York, played by Marsalis with a tone that's rich in color, and which paints these expressively vivid images without ever going too far. We're really surprised at the beauty of this one – and the record's got a fullness that goes far beyond simple solo piano – a lyricality that we'd never known in Marsalis' work at all. Titles include "Orchid Blue", "Things That You Never Were", "A Moment Alone", "Haven's Paradise", "After", "Tell Me", and "Zee Blues". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New York Art QuartetNew York Art Quartet ... LP
ESP/Get Back (Italy), 1965. Very Good+ (reissue)... $19.99
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
(Get Back pressing.)

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Sun RaHeliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Vol 2 ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1965. Used ... $7.99
The second set of Heliocentric tracks that Ra recorded for ESP, with a freer feel than the first volume, and a bit more avant-oriented work overall. Ra and the group play a lot of percussion – and Ra himself is on tuned bongos, piano, and clavioline, which has a very nice spooky sound! The reed work on the album is by Robert Cummings, John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, and Marshall Allen – with bass by Ronnie Boykin and percussion by Roger Blank. Tracks include "Cosmic Chaos", "House of Beauty", and "The Sun Myth". CD

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Pharoah SandersPharoah Sanders Quintet (aka Pharoah's First) ... LP
ESP, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Early work from Pharoah Sanders – an important debut as a leader, cut before he rose to greater fame in the group of John Coltrane! 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

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Karel VelebnySHQ ... LP
ESP, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Milford GravesMilford Graves Percussion Ensemble With Sunny Morgan ... CD
ESP, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album of avant percussion – even if the title's a bit misleading! The Milford Graves Percussion Ensemble is mostly just Milford Graves himself, playing on drums, bells, gongs, and shakers – joined on this early album by Sunny Morgan, who also plays drums and bells on the set – working with Graves in a spiritual exploration of space and sound that predates some of the AACM recordings by a few years, and which shows ESP to be one of the most groundbreaking jazz imprints of the 60s! Tracks have a fairly hard hitting approach, and titles include "Nothing", "Nothing 13", "Nothing 5-7", and "Nothing 19". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Milford GravesMilford Graves Percussion Ensemble With Sunny Morgan ... LP
ESP, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album of avant percussion – even if the title's a bit misleading! The Milford Graves Percussion Ensemble is mostly just Milford Graves himself, playing on drums, bells, gongs, and shakers – joined on this early album by Sunny Morgan, who also plays drums and bells on the set – working with Graves in a spiritual exploration of space and sound that predates some of the AACM recordings by a few years, and which shows ESP to be one of the most groundbreaking jazz imprints of the 60s! Tracks have a fairly hard hitting approach, and titles include "Nothing", "Nothing 13", "Nothing 5-7", and "Nothing 19". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has light wear and a bit of pen. Label has a radio station stamp.)

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✨✧ Bob JamesExplosions ... CD
ESP (Italy), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early work by Bob James – recorded way before he became one of the funky talents of the 70s, when he was a budding young modernist on the New York scene, with clear influences from the work of Paul Bley. This set is a trio recording – and it features James playing with Barre Phillips on bass and Robert Pozar on drums. Phillips' work is especially amazing, as he gets sounds out of the bass that are just incredible – working the whole instrument into wild tones and sounds that far surpass conventional work on the strings. The whole session's amazingly dark – and it makes us love James' funky work even more to know that he started out this way! Titles include "Explosions", "And On", "Wolfman", and "Peasant Boy". CD

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanTown Hall 1962 ... LP
ESP, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Red label pressing, with a Riverside Drive address – and back cover images advertising titles up to ESP 1014.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerComprehensive Charlie Parker Live Performances Vol 1 ... LP
ESP, 1947/1948. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some notes in pen on back.)
 
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Albert AylerAlbert Ayler In Greenwich Village ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
One of the first big moments of Albert Ayler's work in the jazz mainstream – and a record that doesn't dim his greatness at all from the earlier sides recorded for ESP! The album's got a sharply angular sound that more than lives up to its vibrant cover image – a well-honed approach to improvisation, showcased by Ayler in a set of recordings done upon his return from work on the European scene. The material was recorded on two different dates – featuring two different groups: one with Alan Silva, Beaver Harris, and Joel Friedman; the other with Donald Ayler, Henry Grimes, and Michel Sampson. Titles are long, with the searing emotional sound that Ayler was peaking at during this time – and titles include "For John Coltrane", "Change Has Come", and "Truth is Marching On". LP, Vinyl record album
(2015 Back On Black reissue pressing.)

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Albert AylerMy Name Is Albert Ayler ... LP
Debut/Jeanne Dielman (Italy), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A key early album by Albert Ayler – a mindblowing record even all these many years later, and a key introduction of Ayler's music to the rest of the world! The set begins with a compelling spoken introduction from Albert – really taking the time to introduce himself and his new approach to jazz – then rolls into searing sounds on tenor and soprano sax, played with accompaniment from a European trio that has Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, Niels Bronsted on piano, and Ronnie Gardier on drums. A number of the tunes are standards – used by Ayler here in ways that are similar to some of Cecil Taylor's initial recordings – as a way of marking his own different in jazz, before setting out on his own compositions in years to come. Given the quartet setting, there's less of the locked horns and rhythms of some of Ayler's ESP recordings to come – but the difference in format also makes the album a real standout in his catalog, too. Titles include "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Summertime", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "CT". LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert AylerWitches & Devils ... CD
Freedom (Germany), 1964. Used ... $11.99
Classic early material by Albert Ayler, recorded in New York in 1964, but originally issued only in Europe! The session features Ayler with the obscure trumpeter Norman Howard, plus Henry Grimes on bass and Sonny Murray on drums – and has all the crackle and imagination of Ayler's ESP recordings. In fact, the album stands as a key record that's as essential as Spiritual Unity or Spirits Rejoice – and has a very similar feel to both of those sets. Titles include "Spirits", "Witches & Devils", "Holy, Holy", and "Saints". CD
(Out of print.)

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David BoykinLive At The Dorchester Projects (with download) ... LP
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums so far from mighty Chicago reedman David Boykin – and easily a set that lives up to the rich legacy of avant jazz in the Windy City! There's a depth to the record that comes through right from the very first note – a sense of history and feeling that shows just how much Boykin's developed as a player over the past decade or so – a tenorist with a done that's right up there with Archie Shepp or David Murray at their creative best – really stretching out on some wonderful solos that never fail to dim in imagination or new ideas. The group's a trio – with Alex Wing on bass and James Woodley on drums – which gives the recording an almost ESP Records sort of vibe – and Boykin's the shining star throughout, really knocking us over with his solos on the well-recorded set! Titles include "Blast Off For Love", "Walk Turn Bat Shimmy", "Try Harder", "Blue Lotus", "Star Book", and "Late Night With The David Boykin Trio Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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Don CherryWhere Is Brooklyn? ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
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
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Steve Lacy QuintetEsteem – Live In Paris 1975 ... CD
Unheard Music Series, 1975. Used ... $8.99
A previously unreleased live date from Steve Lacy – pulled from his huge archive of private recordings, and featuring his famous Paris quintet of the 70s! As on other albums of this time, the group here features Lacy on soprano sax, Steve Potts on alto and soprano, Irene Aebi on cello and violin, and Kent Carter on bass – as well as Kenneth Tyler on percussion – all working at a style that's nicely a bit looser and freer than on some of their better-known 70s records. The titles here are all originals by Lacy, and they're taken in a way that brings strongest focus on the horn interplay between him and Steve Potts – sometimes with an intensity that reminds us of mid 60s ESP recordings, which is possibly in part because of the nature of the way the show was recorded – not roughly, but very starkly, in a way that further emphasizes the power of the music. Titles include "The Crust", "The Uh Uh Uh", "The Rush", "Esteem", "Flakes", and "The Duck". CD

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Chris McGregorUp To Earth (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stamford Audio (UK), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... About March 1, 2017 (delayed)
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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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell SextetSound ... LP
Delmark, 1966. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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
(7 West Grand pressing in a Lincoln Ave cover, with light surface wear.)

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Charles MoffettGift ... LP
Savoy, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A fantastic bit of messed up avant garde jazz – and the first record ever from drummer Charles Moffett! The session was one of the rare few cut during Savoy's avant garde period – and it features Wilbur Ware on bass, Paul Jeffrey on tenor, and Dennis O'Toole on trumpet. The tracks have a very strange approach – with kind of a New York ESP sound, but also mixed with more of a soul jazz sensibility, and some slight bits of hippy dippy nuttiness. The record makes up for any weakness in the technical deparment with lots energy and a strong sense of effort – and it includes strange tracks like "Avant Garde Got Soul Too", "The Gift", and "Adnerb". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert.)

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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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Wlodzimierz Nahorny TrioHeart ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1967. New Copy ... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
A relatively free set from 60s Poland – done as a trio of saxophone, bass, and drums – a style that's not usually associated with that scene! There's almost an ESP feel to the record, but a bit more inside – as Wlodzimierz Nahorny blows alto with a tone that's warm at times, but rough and free at others – nicely biting and almost with a Sonny Simmons-like intensity. Drums are by Sergiusz Perkowski and bass is by Jacek Ostaszeski – and Nahorny plays a bit of piano on the record, but the main focus is on his beautifully free-blown lines on sax – amazingly dextrous and filled with creative imagination. A real treasure that we're surprised never had a longer life outside its own scene – with tracks that include "A Month Of Goodwill", "Muniak's Heart", "At The Cashier", "Leaks", "It Depends For Whom", and "A Pedant's Letter". CD

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Wlodzimierz Nahorny TrioHeart ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... About January 5, 2018 (delayed)
A relatively free set from 60s Poland – done as a trio of saxophone, bass, and drums – a style that's not usually associated with that scene! There's almost an ESP feel to the record, but a bit more inside – as Wlodzimierz Nahorny blows alto with a tone that's warm at times, but rough and free at others – nicely biting and almost with a Sonny Simmons-like intensity. Drums are by Sergiusz Perkowski and bass is by Jacek Ostaszeski – and Nahorny plays a bit of piano on the record, but the main focus is on his beautifully free-blown lines on sax – amazingly dextrous and filled with creative imagination. A real treasure that we're surprised never had a longer life outside its own scene – with tracks that include "A Month Of Goodwill", "Muniak's Heart", "At The Cashier", "Leaks", "It Depends For Whom", and "A Pedant's Letter". LP, Vinyl record album

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New York Contemporary FiveConsequences (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fontana/Modern Silence, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Searing work from the budding New York avant scene of the 60s – material that was some of the first to explode out of the city's new world of jazz – even though it only saw initial release overseas! The 1963 recording even predates the wave of groundbreaking ESP albums – and features a fantastic quintet with Archie Shepp on tenor, Don Cherry on trumpet, John Tchicai on alto, Don Moore on bass, and JC Moses on drums! The vibe is a bit like Shepp's initial work for Impulse – but also a bit more open and improvised, too – with a vibe that shows that even before the ESP label showed up to document the scene, masters like Shepp and company were already making amazing things happen. Titles include "Consequences", "Trio", "Rufus", "Sound Barrier", and "Wo Wo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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Gilles Peterson & Stuart BakerFreedom, Rhythm, & Sound – Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1960 to 1978 (softcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2009. New Copy ... About August 22, 2017 (delayed)
An incredible collection of revolutionary jazz album cover art from the 60s & 70s – bold, vivid and unforgettable art for bold, vivid and unforgettable jazz – compiled and edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker! It's a snapshot of an era in jazz music when cultural and stylistic boundaries were besting wide open – and many of the ones documented are the holy grails of the era – pressed in small quantities and firing up the rare crate diggers since! Iconic art for labels such asa BYG/Actuel, Strata East, Nimbus, ESP and many more, and artists including Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, Pharoah Sanders, Prince Lasha, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, and Marcus Belgrave to name just a few. Gilles Peterson, Stuart Baker and Soul Jazz have done an exceptionally great job with the notes and text, too – much better than other books of its kind! Heavy duty, large format hardcover, to give you true-to-life-size cover art – as it was meant to be seen! 179 pages. (Books, Jazz) Book

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Potter & Tillman with Carmen LundySpace Rapture ... LP
High Jazz (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A wonderful bit of spacey fusion from the team of David Tillman and Andrew Potter – the kind of record we'd rank up there with classic work by Bobby Lyle or Lonnie Liston Smith! The set was recorded in the early 80s, and issued in a very small pressing at the time – but it's got a full-on sound that's created through swirling keyboards, funky drums, and a really spacious approach to the groove that's filled with spirit and soul. About half the tracks are instrumentals, take in a really freewheeling keyboard-driven style – and the other half feature vocals, cast out in a really warm and spiritual sort of way. Carmen Lundy makes a stunning appearance on an early version of her track "Time Is Love" – done here as a stripped-down piano/vocal jam that's even better than the more famous version! Other tracks include "It Must Be ESP", "Out West", "Love Is How", "Space Rapture", and "Sing A Simple Song Of Praise". LP, Vinyl record album

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Revolutionary EnsemblePsyche ... LP
Re: Records, 1975. Near Mint- ... $58.99
One of the more obscure sessions by this legendary loft jazz trio that featured Leroy Jenkins, Jerome Cooper, and Sirone. The tracks are nicely restrained, with a strong post-ESP avant feel, and a nice mixture of soul and playfulness. Titles include "Hu-Man", "Collegno", and "Invasion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear, but this is a great copy!)

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Clifford Thornton New Art EnsembleFreedom & Unity (Goody pressing) ... LP
Goody (France), 1967. Near Mint- ... $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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Edward Vesala TrioNana ... LP
Blue Master/Svart (Finland), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
Free jazz from the Finnish scene of the early 70s – an exploratory trio that features Edward Vesala on drums, Arild Andersen on bass, and Juhani Aaltonen on on tenor and soprano sax! As with many Scandinavian free trio sides from the time, there's a clear inspiration here from the ESP scene in the US – as tracks are out, but never too far enough to have a sense of their own presence – not nearly as hard-blown as the Brotzmann generation, but nicely searching, especially on Aaltonen's soprano work. Titles include "Alhambra Mood", "Nana", "Joiku", "Fill In", "Gamma", "Albatros" and "My B". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold includes new notes & interviews!)

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Lyman Woodard OrganizationLive At Last – 1974 to 1993 ... CD
Uuquipleu, 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
Killer live work from the Lyman Woodard Trio – and a split set that shows much much the group kept grooving on the Detroit scene, even after their initial early 70s fame! The first half of the CD features material from 1974 – recorded at JJ's Lounge in the Shelby Hotel in the Motor City – very jazz-based, with soaring organ from Lyman himself, guitar from Ron English, and drums from Leonard King. The whole thing's nicely recorded, with a strong focus on that sweet and super-dope tone that's always made Woodard so great – as you'll hear on the cuts "Even Today", "Jumpin The Blues", "If You Could See Me Now", and "ESP". The second half of the set is from 20 years later – recorded in 1993 at Sully's Roadhouse – with the same trio, equally tight and funky! In fact, the 1993 set's almost funkier, as it's got some originals by Woodard that are mighty nice – the titles "Lyman's Montuno" and "Belle Isle Daze" – next to the cuts "I Got A Woman", "Drown In My Own Tears", and "A Fine Romance". CD

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Jordan YoungJazz Jukebox ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Drummer Jordan Young has a great quartet here – one that features Brian Charette on Hammond, who shapes the sound as much as Jordan's drums! In fact, the organ's so up front in the lead, the record might almost come across as being under Charette's leadership – but, like the time when drummer Joe Dukes was the leader for organist Jack McDuff, we can also hear Young's influence on the whole thing too – that tight snap and crackle that brings a strong focus to the tunes, along with the guitar of Matt Chertkoff and tenor of Nick Hempton. Hempton gets in plenty of great solos too – and titles include the originals "Giant Deconstruction" and "Sao Paulo Nights" – plus versions of "Paris Eyes", "ESP", "I'm Only Sleeping", "Son Of Ice Bag", and "Time In A Bottle" – plus a wonderfully groovy take on the "Love Boat" theme! CD
 
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✨✧ Count Basie with Joe WilliamsCount Basie Band With Joe Williams & The Dizzy Gillespie Band At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
One side of prime Count Basie, with Joe Williams on vocals – another side of Dizzy Gillspie working here with a sweet large group, and arrangements from Quincy Jones and Ernie Wilkins! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has wear & aging.)

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Bebop & BeyondPlays Dizzy Gillespie ... CD
Blue Moon, 1991. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Blakey/Stan Getz/Dizzy GillespieDes Femmes Disparaissent/Les Tricheurs ... CD
Universal (France), 1958. Used ... $14.99
Excellent jazz from French soundtracks of the late 50s! The bulk of the set is taken up with Art Blakey's wornderful score to the film Des Femmes Disparaissent – which features work by Jazz Messengers Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, and Benny Golson, recorded in Paris in 1958, with a hip swinging hardbop sound. These tracks make up 17 titles on the CD – with songs that include "Mambo Dans La Voiture", "Merlin", "Tom", "Nasol", and "Blues Pour Vava", plus a few solo drum tracks that are really great! 4 more tracks are from the rare ep-only soundtrack to Les Tricheurs – played by a Jazz At The Philharmonic group that includes Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Coleman Hawkins, and Roy Eldridge. Tracks on those numbers include "Les Tricheurs", "Phil's Tune", and "Mic's Jump". CD
(Out of print.)

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Victor Assis BrasilEsperanto ... LP
Quartin/Far Out (UK), New Copy (reissue)... About February 9, 2018
(Brazil, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Victor Assis BrasilVictor Assis Brasil Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim/Esperanto ... CD
Quartin/Far Out (UK), New Copy ... About February 9, 2018
(Brazil, Jazz) CD

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Matthew Davis & Rosa MunozMute Correspondence ... CD
Field (UK), 2002. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, CDr release packaged in a slim case.)

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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.)

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Dizzy GillespieConcert Of The Century ... CD
Justin Time, 1980. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
"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". CD

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Dizzy GillespieDizz Atmosphere – Rare Sessions ... CD
Drive, 1945/1946. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie Plays (Allegro) (10 inch) ... LP
Allegro, Early 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Obscure work from Dizzy Gillespie – a session presented with no dates or players, but pretty nice stuff overall! Dizzy's trumpet is right out front, and most numbers feature a slightly larger group – not really a full orchestra, but most likely an octet or tentet. Titles include "Emanon", "Groovin High", "Blue & Boogie", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped", and "One Bass Hit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie's Big 4 ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1974. Used ... $3.99
Dizzy's Big 4 here are a quartet of players that includes Ray Brown on bass, Joe Pass on guitar, and Mickey Roker on drums – all of whom work with Dizzy in a lightly skipping groove that's a nice contrast to some of his other 70s work! The style certainly has some of the spacious qualities that Dizzy was bringing to his records of the 70s – that post-bop "little says more than a lot" style that we really love – but the overall mode is somewhat gentler too, and with just a guitar to emphasize some of the rhythms of the tune, there's some airiness to the numbers that's really compelling. Dizzy's trumpet is often muted, and titles include "Birk's Works", "Frelimo", "Hurry Home", "Russian Lullaby", and "September Song". CD

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy On the French Riviera ... CD
Philips/Verve, 1962. Used ... $4.99
It may have been recorded on the French Riviera – but the session's actually a killer batch of Latiny tinged tracks from Dizzy & Co – with with great arrangements by Lalo Schifrin! There's a wonderful 10 minute version of "Chega De Saudade", done as "No More Blues" to start it out, and it's got a great loping Latin vibe, in the manner of Dizzy's best sides from the 60s. Lalo's on piano, and the great Leo Wright is on flute and alto, with Tzigane Elek Bacsik on guitar, Chris White on bass, Ruby Collins on drums and Pepitoo Riestria on percussion. Other nice ones include "Long Long Summer", "Desafinado", and "Pau De Arara". A great album, and one not to pass up! CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieFabulous Pleyel Jazz Concert Vol 1 – 1948 (colored vinyl) ... LP
Vogue/Sony (UK), 1948. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A beautiful package – the original French Vogue issue of material from the first Dizzy Gillespie concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris! The tracks here have gone onto become the stuff of legend over the years – as the performance is one in which Dizzy brought over a whole American ensemble to unlease bop on the postwar Paris scene – with results that are amazing in both the strength of the solos and the instrumental complexity of the ensemble! Other players include Benny Bailey and Dave Burns on trumpets, Ted Kelly and Bill Shepherd on trombones, John brown on alto, Big Nick Nicholas on tenor, Cecil Payne on baritone, and Chano Pazo on congas – and Pancho Hagood joins Dizzy on a bit of vocals. Titles include "Algo Bueno", "Ool Ya Koo", "I Can't Get Started", "Afro Cuban Drum Suite", and "Things To Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – on mottled green colored vinyl, with original cover art, and inside notes on the music!)

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Dizzy GillespieFree Ride ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A wicked bit of 70s funky fusion from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded with his old piano player from the 60s, Lalo Schifrin! Lalo arranged, conducted, and plays plenty of keyboards – giving the album a wicked groove that's a bit different than some of Dizzy's other 70s work – a bit fuller and more tightly arranged, but with all that heavy Schifrin funk firmly in place! The album's almost a blend of Dizzy's work for the Perception label and some of Lalo's soundtrack grooves – and titles include the dancefloor stormer "Unicorn", plus "Wrong Number", "Free Ride", and "Fire Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespieGiant (Jazzman) ... LP
Jazzman, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieGreat Modern Jazz Trumpet ... LP
Festival (France), 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespieGroovin' High (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Savoy (Japan), Late 40s. Used ... $9.99
40's LP collection of some of the earlier sides that Dizzy cut for Savoy, with be bop classics like "Our Delight", "One Bass Hit", "Oop Bop Sh'Bam", "Salt Peanuts", and "Dizzy Atmosphere". The groups include players like Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Al Haig, and Kenny Clarke, and the set's virtually a who's who of early be bop, with Dizzy heading up the lead. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespieHave Trumpet Will Excite ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $5.99
Diz breaks past his bop playing, takes a bit of a turn towards swing-based material, and also hits this nice rolling groove that gives a bit of a peek at the way he'd sound in the 60's, when he had Lalo Schifrin on piano, and more of a Latin sound. He's backed here by Junior Mance on piano, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Given the soul jazz leanings of the group, the set's a lot hipper than you'd expect from Verve at the time, and is certainly worthy of the use of the word "excite" in the title. The tracks are all standards, but the group grooves openly, and makes a heck of a lot out of the material. Titles include "My Man", "St. Louis Blues", and "Woody'n You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has & split top seam.)

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Dizzy GillespieNew Continent ... LP
Limelight, 1962. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A wickedly great album from Dizzy Gillespie – one of his most striking sessions of the early 60s, and a perfect blend of his Latin and modern modes! The album features an extended suite – composed and arranged by Lalo Schifrin, who'd just begun working with Dizzy at the time, and who was inflecting his sound with a lot of South American grooves. The work's played by a large ensemble led by Benny Carter – with Dizzy as the main soloist, and work by players that include James Moody, Phil Woods, Emil Richards, Francisco Aguabella, and Schifrin himself. Tracks are long, and have complicated introductions – then easily give way to the sort of flowing grooves that Schifrin was penning often at the time. Titles include "The Chains", "The Swords", "The Empire", and "The Legend Of Atlantis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in a wonderful gatefold cover with a booklet in the middle.)

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Dizzy GillespieReal Thing ... LP
Perception, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Stunning funk from the great Dizzy Gillespie – light years away from his early bop recordings! The album's a slammin batch of 70s instrumentals – Dizzy's trumpet firmly in the lead over electric backings that have more than a bit of funk in them. The bass is the main driving factor of the tunes – played either by Phil Upchurch or Chuck Rainey – and the tracks bounce along with a fierce and righteous groove that also includes hard riffing on guitar and some sweet piano lines. Players include Mike Longo, James Moody, and Bernard Purdie – and tracks include "N'Bani", "Matrix", "Soul Kiss", "Ding A Ling", and "Alligator". Great stuff, and a crucial album in Dizzy's lost career! Damn funky, too. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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