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EasSide PercussionESP ... CD
Avant, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... 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 ... CD
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisESP ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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 has some wear and a few small stains.)
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Albert AylerLive At Slug's Saloon, Vol 2 ... CD
ESP/Base (Italy), 1966/1982. Used ... $4.99
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 AylerProphecy ... LP
ESP, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
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

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Paul BleyCloser ... LP
ESP, 1966. Near Mint- ... $59.99
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
(White inner label, and back cover has photos for titles up to ESP 1028. Cover has a Stereo sticker and a small stain on the bottom seam.)

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Lowell DavidsonLowell Davidson Trio ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1965. Used ... $9.99
One of the most obscure 60s jazz sessions on ESP – a really free outing from pianist Lowell Davidson, working here in a trio that includes Gary Peacock on bass and Milford Graves on drums! Davidson's approach to the keys is quite far out, especially for the time – very much in the mode of Cecil Taylor, but possibly even more open-ended than Taylor's work up to this point. He doesn't get lost in the open spaces, though, thanks in no small part to the intuitiveness of his players. Really wonderful stuff that's loose, angular and engrossing all the way! Tracks are all longish originals – and titles include "L", "Ad Hoc", "Strong Tears", "Stately 1", and "Dunce". CD
(Out of print.)

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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
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bob JamesExplosions ... LP
ESP, 1965. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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", "An On", "Wolfman", and "Peasant Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has small seam splits.)

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Alan SondheimT'Other Little Tune ... CD
ESP/ZYX (Germany), 1968. Used ... $6.99
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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Harvey Sorgen/Steve Rust/Bob WindbielOutlet ... CD
ESP, 1983. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank Wright TrioFrank Wright Trio (original pressing) ... LP
ESP, 1965. Very Good ... $39.99
A freewheeling workout in the classic ESP mode. Wright's hard tenor is set against the bass of Henry Grimes and the drums of Tom Price. (In a way, this is like Grimes' ESP record, with Wright in the place of Perry Robinson.) Three long tracks, with lots of room for Wright to wail. Tracks include "The Moon", "Jerry", and "The Earth". (What a treat for Deadheads – to have Jerry between the Earth and the Moon!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has images of ESP covers up to 1028, and the inner label is white with black type and a 5th Ave address. Cover has moisture staining along the bottom half.)

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✨✧ Don CherryLive At Cafe Montmartre 1966 (with bonus DVD) ... CD
ESP, 1966. Used CD/DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare slice of work from trumpeter Don Cherry – music that's every bit as forward-thinking as his three classic 60s albums on Blue Note! The session is a live one, but the sound is quite strong – recorded up-close, and with great focus on Cherry's incredible horn work – as well as the efforts of the rest of the group, which includes Gato Barbieri on tenor, Karl Berger on vibes, Bo Stief on bass, and Aldo Romano on drums. There's a definite "new thing" vibe going on here – a style that's similar to some of Archie Shepp's work of the period, or that of some of Cherry's Blue Note contemporaries. Tracks are all long, and titles include "Complete Communion", "Neopolitan Suite", "Cocktail Piece", and "Free Improvisation Music Now". CD
(With bonus DVD sampler of ESP titles.)

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✨✧ New York Art QuartetNew York Art Quartet ... LP
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing, in the textured cover with wrap-around paste-on, with a mark from sticker removal on back.)

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✨✧ Sea EnsembleWe Move Together ... CD
ESP/Get Back (Italy), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure late ESP session featuring Don Rafael Garrett and Zusann Fasteau Garrett in a set of duets on percussion, bass, clarinet, and voice. The sound's a bit hippy dippy in parts, with a vibe that's kind of groovy and optimistic – but at other times, the playing is nice and spare, with a good east coast avant sound, in that mid 70s loft jazz mode. Titles include "Wave Hands Like Clouds", "Stork Cools Its Wings", and "Snake Creeps Down". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Toxic (Matt Walerian/Matthew Shipp/William Parker)This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People ... CD
ESP, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Work from a trio we'd hardly want to call toxic – as their sound has a deep sympathy and spiritual core that we find more healing than poisonous! The group continues previous work for ESP by the duo of pianist Matthew Shipp and saxophonist Mat Walerian – by adding in bass from William Parker, a longtime partner of Shipp's – and very well-suited to the creative pursuits of the group! The players easily shift between melodic explorations and more darkly-textured passages – using an array of instruments that includes Walerian on alto, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, and flute; Shipp on piano and organ; and Parker on bass and shakuhachi. Titles include "Peace & Respect", "The Breakfast Club Day 1", "Lesson", "This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People", and "The Breakfast Club Day 2". CD

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✨✧ Noah HowardNoah Howard At Judson Hall ... LP
ESP, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Noah Howard's first LP – a rare US session recorded at Judson Hall in 1966, issued during the second wave of brilliance for ESP. The album features Howard leading a sextet in an approach that's almost Shepp-like for the time, but perhaps a bit freer. Dave Burrell's in the group on piano – and the album's got two side-long tracks that include "This Place Called Earth", and "Homage To Coltrane". LP, Vinyl record album
(In very nice shape! Cover has two small cutout holes.)

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✨✧ Albert AylerBells ... CD
ESP/Get Back (Italy), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 AylerNew York Eye & Ear Control (Italian paper sleeve edition) ... CD
ESP/Get Back (Italy), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Milford GravesMilford Graves Percussion Ensemble With Sunny Morgan ... LP
ESP, 1965. Used ... 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!)

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Pharoah SandersPharoah's First (Dutch pressing) ... CD
ESP/Calibre (Netherlands), 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD also features bonus interview tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Karel VelebnySHQ ... LP
ESP, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Nat Adderley & The Big Sax SectionThat's Right! ... CD
Riverside, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Nat's trumpet is backed up by the "big sax section" here – a trio of reed players that includes Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Heath, and Charlie Rouse, plus some additional baritone work by Tate Houston. The groove's pretty swinging – kind of in the mode of early work with Cannonball Adderley in that it's not as "in the pocket" soul jazz wise, but still quite strong overall. Heath and Jimmy Jones did the arrangements, and the rhythm section features Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks include "Tadd", "The Old Country", "Chordnation", and "ESP". CD
(Out of print.)

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Albert AylerGhosts (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Fontana (Japan), 1964. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Classic early Ayler material, recorded in Copenhagen in 1964, at the same time as his earliest recordings issued on the Debut label! The album stands as one of Ayler's most powerful, and with performances that hint strongly at the ESP recordings that would follow shortly, and have become more well known. Ayler's vision is fully in place here as he blows with unrestrained energy. The group here features Don Cherry, Gary Peacock and Sonny Murray. Amazing! Titles include "Ghosts", "Children", "Holy Spirit", "Vibrations" and "Mothers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice vintage Japanese pressing!)

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Albert AylerHoly Ghost – Rare & Unissued Recordings 1962 to 1970 (9CD set) ... CD
Revenant, 1960s. Used 9 CDs ... $89.99
An amazing package – one that's almost as essential to Albert Ayler's catalog as his classic albums on ESP from the 60s! The 9CD set is filled with rare material from Ayler – early recordings from Scandinavia, a smattering of American sides from the mid 60s, later work in France from the end of his life, and even a performance at John Coltrane's funeral! Other players include brother Don Ayler, trumpeter Don Cherry, pianist Cecil Tayler, and Burton Greene – and the package is filled with amazing sounds that really show Ayler's inventive approach to jazz. The box itself is beautiful – sculpted like some hand-carved treasure chest – and filled with 9CDS, plus a 208 page full-color hardcover book that features essays by Amiri Baraka and Val Wilmer, photos and memorabilia, and a chronology of Ayler's performances. Amazing stuff – and a true tribute to this legend! CD
(Out of print.)

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Albert AylerLove Cry ... LP
Impulse, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $34.99
Brilliant late work from Ayler – one of his last truly great albums! The session has none of the jazz-meets-other music feel of some of the other Impulse albums – and is more in the straight expressive style of the ESP recordings. Tracks are more reined in here – with some short themes that are almost a distillation of the freedom Ayler had been expressing for a few years, summed up beautifully in tunes that have a plaintive cry, filled with as much soul and love as Ayler could muster into his horn! Players include Don Ayler, Cal Cobbs, Alan Silva, and Milford Graves – and titles include "Zion Hill", "Love Flower", "Love Cry", "Ghosts", "Omega", and "Dancing Flowers". CD also includes some extra bonus material! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has moisture staining along the bottom half, with a split bottom seam & the back cover paste-on is partially separated.)

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Albert AylerWitches & Devils (German pressing) ... LP
Freedom/Interchord (Germany), 1964/1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $28.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has some light paint spots in one corner.)

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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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Anthony BraxtonFor Alto ... CD
Delmark, 1969. Used ... $7.99
One of the first solo saxophone recordings of the 60s – recorded as one of the first few sessions by a young Anthony Braxton! As the title implies, the whole album features alto sax – played freely by Braxton with a depth of creativity and sense of humanity to rival any of the previous greatness of his generation from bigger names on labels like Impulse or ESP. There's a great sense of restraint here too – not one that has Braxton on the inside of the jazz spectrum, but which keeps him focused, and never to overly-indulgent in this new sort of setting. The sounds from his alto are clearly revolutionary – even from the perspective of many decades later – and we honestly think this record still beats most of the albums of this type that have come out in the years since it was first recorded! Tunes are all dedicated to Braxton's friends and heroes, in sort of a who's-who of the avant garde – and ttles include "To Composer John Cage", "To Leroy Jenkins", "To Murray De Pillars", and "To Pianist Cecil Taylor". CD

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Miles DavisComplete Studio Recordings Of The Miles Davis Quintet – 1965 to June 1968 (10LP set) ... LP
Columbia/Mosaic, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 10LPs ... $389.99
One of the most formative periods of Miles Davis' career, with lots of new ideas taking shape – including Fender Rhodes from Herbie Hancock, guitar from George Benson and Joe Beck, and plenty of greta tenor from Wayne Shorter, bass from Ron Carter, and drums from Tony Williams! Includes material that appeared on the albums Miles Smiles, ESP, Sorcerer, Nefertiti, Water Babies, Miles IN The Sky, and Filles De Killimanjaro – as well as unreleased tracks, alternates, and material that showed up on Directions and Circle In The Round. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape – box and book too! Box lid has one small separation spot, but is still connected overall – and the whole thing looks great.)

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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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Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia, 1973. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
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.)

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Roscoe Mitchell SextetSound (French pressing) ... LP
Goody (France), 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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
(Early 70s 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 June 1, 2017
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)... About June 19, 2017
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". Also features the bonus tracks "Up North" and "Memo From PR". LP, Vinyl record album

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Archie SheppLive In San Francisco ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... $8.99
A great counterpart to some of Archie Shepp's studio albums for Impulse – a live date recorded in San Francisco, with a slightly freer, sharper edge! The sound is almost free at times, but always with that strong sense of focus that Archie brought to his brilliant work of the time – and the group's a well-honed ensemble who really understand each others motivations and inspirations – Roswell Rudd on trombone, Donald Garrett and Lewis Worrell on bass, and Beaver Harris on drums – all almost working at an ESP level together. Shepp plays a bit of piano on the record – in sharply angular tones that are almost more modern than his tenor – and titles include "The Wedding", "Wherever June Bugs Go", and "Keep Your Heart Right". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul Smoker TrioMississippi River Rat ... LP
Sound Aspects (Germany), 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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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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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Denny ZeitlinEarly Wayne – Explorations Of Classic Wayne Shorter Compositions ... CD
Sunnyside, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
A sweet solo piano set by Denny Zeitlin – paying tribute to jazz sax legend Wayne Shorter! Zeitlin has performed Shorter compositions before, but the Early Wayne session is still a pretty wonderful surprise overall. Zeitlin is such a distinct, remarkable composer and player himself, he deftly pulls of the dual tasks of delivering a full on tribute set, but he's also able to use the ageless early Shorter tunes as a framework for some subtle improvisation of his own. Beautifully recorded at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland. Includes "Speak No Evil", "Nefertiti", "Ju Ju", "Teru", "Toy Tune", "Infant Eyes", "Paraphernalia", "Ana Maria", "ESP" and "Miyako". CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerOnce Upon A Summertime ... CD
Galaxy/OJC, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Long, open-ended later work from Chet Baker – the kind of album that still had him working out interesting ideas in his music! The group features Harold Danko on piano, Greg Herbert on tenor, Ron Carter on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – on cuts that include "ESP", "Shifting Down", "Tidal Breeze", and "Once Upon A Summertime". CD

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✨✧ Billy BangSweet Space/Untitled Gift ... CD
Anima/8th Harmonic Breakdown, 1979/1982. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 incredible albums from Billy Bang – issued here as a beautiful 2CD package! Bang is one of the under-acknowledged driving forces of the New York avant scene of the late 70s and early 80s – often easily written off because his chosen instrument is the violin, but an artist with a sound that's as important as any others of the ESP and loft jazz generations! The 2 albums on the set show a depth of Bang's work that's not often been caught on reissues – a fully collaborative mode that steps forth with a proud, strong sound that's immediately gripping. Sweet Space features Bang leading a sextet that includes Frank Lowe, Butch Morris, Lutehr Thomas, and Steve McCall – all coming together in a style that's free and improvisatory on some tracks, but which also grooves modally on the album's standout cut, "A Pebble Is A Small Rock". Other tracks include "Music For The Love Of It", "Loweski For Frank", and "Sweet Space". Untitled Gift follows in a similar mode – but has Bang working with a quartet that includes Don Cherry, Wilber Morris, and Dennis Charles. The sound here is even tighter and more song-structured than on the previous album – wonderfully expressive, with rich tones and colors that show that the freely creative approach was still alive and well in the early 80s scene. Titles on that session include "Echovamp 1678", "The Kora Song", "Night Sequence", and "Focus On Sanity". CD
(Out of print.)
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Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie & OthersGiants Of Jazz - Recorded Live At The Victoria Theatre In London ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1972. Used 2CD ... $10.99
This session shouldn't work, but it does – and beautifully! By all means, an album that includes Diz, Art Blakey, Monk, and Sonny Stitt playing together should be a first-rate snoozer, with hackneyed performances of common-denominator material that they can all get their hooks around – but instead, it's an amazing bit of work that has all players hitting some of their best moments of the 70's! Diz has that great deep 70's funk sound in his trumpet, Stitt's solos are razor sharp, and Blakey's drums have a good snap to them, and were recorded extremely well, despite the fact that this was a live session. All tracks are long, and the record includes great versions of "Tin Tin Deo", "Night In Tunisia", "Allen's Alley", "Blue Monk", "Woody N You", and "Tour De Force". CD

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Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big BandDizzy's Business ... CD
Telarc, 2005. Used ... $4.99
Directed by Slide Hampton. CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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

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Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, & Harry EdisonTour De Force – The Trumpets Of Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, & Harry Edison ... CD
Moon (Italy), 1969. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Toni EspositoLa Banda Del Sole ... LP
Philips/Radici (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- (reissue)... $11.99
A wonderful blend of Italian jazz and Brazilian inspiration – served up by percussionist Toni Esposito with a warmly electric vibe! The album's an Italian one, but it's got a groove that reminds us of our favorite Brazilian fusion from the period – a criss-crossing of cultural modes that's a bit like the German gems explored on the Glucklich series, but with sweeter elements that really bring the whole thing back to Brazil! Lots of the vocals are wordless, scatting along with the percussion and basslines in a really nice way – and the album has a few interesting elements on mandolin and melodica too. The record's got a wonderful remake of Pharoah Sanders' "Hum Allah" – worth the price of the record alone – and other tracks include "Ballo In 7", "La Banda Del Sole", "Mugurru", "Quartetto", and "Il Lungo Viaggio". (Brazil, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 300 copies – on clear vinyl!)

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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 ... $1.99
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 Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Max Roach & OthersBop Session ... CD
Sonet/Universal, 1975. Used ... $8.99
A mid 70s reunion of some of the key figures in the early New York bop scene – all recorded here in great fidelity, and on tracks that run a lot longer than their initial 78rpm recordings! The lineup includes Dizzy on trumpet, Sonny Stitt on tenor, John Lewis and Hank Jones on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Max Roach on drums – making a rare 70s appearance in a straight set like this. Tracks are all bop standards, played in versions that allow for plenty of solo space – and titles include "Confirmation", "Groovin High", "Lover Man", "All The Things You Are", and "Lady Bird". 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 GillespieCornucopia ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A pretty groovy record – very different than lots of Dizzy's other work! The set has Dizzy as the main soloist in front of large arrangements by Don Sebesky – sweeping and soulful, in a real CTI style, especially when the label was coming out through A&M. Tunes are mostly a selection of pop tracks, but they're completely transformed by Sebesky – and played with some occasional funky touches that really make the album sound great. Dizzy's got a mute on for most of the solos, and is blowing in a lightly playful mode that almost creates an MPS easy feel. Titles include "Both Sides Now", "The Windmills Of Your Mind", "Lorraine", "Yesterday's Dream", "Ann Wonderful One", and "Tango-Rine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy At Home & Abroad ... LP
Atlantic, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $23.99
A really obscure album for Diz – making a rare appearance here on Atlantic Records! The LP compiles tracks that had previously appeared on 2 10" LPs for Atlantic – and one set of tracks was recorded in New York ("at home"), while the others were cut in Paris ("abroad"). Tracks are short, and in a very playful boppish mode – typical of the populist Diz of the early 50s, of whom we have no complaints! Titles include "Just Blues", "Groovin The Nursery Rhymes", "Blues Chante", "Cognac Blues", "Lullaby In Rhythm", and "Mrs Diz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label, deep groove pressing! Cover has some light wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & The Mitchell Ruff Duo ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
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 GillespieDizzy Gillespie Live – Sweet Soul ... LP
Gateway, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A fantastic bit of late 60's funk, and a surprisingly slammin' record from Dizzy! The album was clearly recorded at the same time as Dizzy's classic Soul & Salvation session – as it's got the same funky feel as that record, one that stands as one of our all time favorite albums by Diz. The tracks are short with a choppy groove that's totally heavy duty – electric bass at the bottom, stepping out the sound of the cuts, while Diz and a reed player (James Moody) solo over the top in a sweetly soulful way. The record is wonderful all the way through – with a mad mad full-on funk sound that will make your jaw drop! Titles include "Slew Foot", "Soul Mama", "Azure Blue", "Dirty Dude", "Party Man", "Get To That", "Soul Time", and "Getting Down". (Please note that this material has been issued under a number of different titles.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Goes Hollywood ... CD
Philips/Verve, 1963. Used ... $4.99
Surprisingly groovy work from Dizzy Gillespie – an album of tunes from Hollywood films, but all played with that lively Gillespie bounce of the time! Tunes are mostly short, and feature arrangements by Billy Byers – with Dizzy's trumpet in the lead, and a nicely groovy sound overall that really fits the mood of the tunes – serving them up in the jaunty style of 60s film scoring, without any of the too-soppy or romantic overtones of previous soundtrack years. The whole thing's great – with echoes of the same soul and Latin influences on other Dizzy albums from the 60s – and tracks include "Main Theme From Exodus", "Caesar & Cleopatra Theme", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Never On A Sunday", "Love Theme From Lolita", "Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". And on the back cover, you also get to learn who styled Dizzy's poodle's hair – as they're photographed together on the front! CD

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy's Diamonds – The Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, 1950s/Mid 60s. Used 3 CDs ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Dizzy GillespieFree Ride ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 (The Giant/Source) (Prestige) ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A stunning session, and proof that Dizzy never slept on his playing – even in the 70s! Originally released as 2 separate LPs in France on the America label, the record is a crack small group set recorded in Paris, and featuring very long tracks that let Dizzy really stretch out on his solos. Kenny Clarke is on drums, and he does some amazing work on the LP's version of "Manteca", which has a great breakbeat at the intro, then grooves along funkily for 13 minutes! The whole set's beautiful, and the other titles include "Brother K", "Wheatleigh Hall", and "Alone Together". The group also features a Brazilian percussionist on a few tracks – most notably the tight groover "Fiesta Mo Jo", a killer track with great solos and a rhythmic conception that shows that Dizzy's still got the Latin beat down nicely. Other titles include "Girl Of My Dreams", "Stella By Starlight", and "I Waited For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieGroovin High – The Dizzy Gillespie Story – 1939 to 1950 (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Early 40s. Used 4CD ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and book.)

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Dizzy GillespieNew Wave ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1962. Used ... $18.99
A lost bossa jazz classic from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded at a time when Lalo Schifrin was working in his combo! The record's got a cool, laidback kind of groove – one that's miles away from Gillespie's earlier bop work, and which shows him opening up his rhythmic conception strongly in the 60s. Rhythms are percolated by the piano of Schifrin, guitar of Bola Sete, bass of Chris White, and some well-chosen added percussion work – and the overall groove is one of the best American takes on the bossa jazz sound of the time, delivered with wonderful horn work from Dizzy on trumpet, Leo Wright on flute and alto, and Charlie Ventura on tenor! Even familiar tunes are transformed by the sound – and titles include "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town", "Careless Love", "Taboo", "One Note Samba", "Pergunte Ao Joao", and "Chega de Saudade". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespiePerceptions (Verve Elite pressing) ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... $9.99
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 GillespiePortrait of Jenny ... LP
Perception, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A sweet slow and groovy funk LP recorded by Dizzy for the Perception label! The record is similar to his other LPs from the time in that it's got a cool electric feel that you don't really associate with Diz. The whole album has a sly sweet funky sound that's part CTI/part Latin-tinged Dizzy – and the real strength is the great Mike Longo, who plays some amazing stretched out piano lines, which work perfectly with the basslines on the record as a foil for Dizzy's sparkling trumpet solos. The album's got 4 long cuts – including the excellent "Me N Them", plus "Olinga" and "Diddy Wa Diddy". LP, Vinyl record album

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