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Manhattan Jazz QuintetMy Favorite Things – Live In Tokyo ... CD
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $14.99
The Manhattan Jazz Quintet play live in Tokyo – quite a good fit, given that most of their albums of the time were originally produced just for the Japanese market! The group's at their rock-solid best – with rhythms that are complex, yet always right on the money – thanks to piano and arrangements from David Matthews, plus bass from Eddie Gomez and drums from the great Steve Gadd! Gomez's inflections carve out these wonderful soulful elements in the music, which are deepened greatly by the talents of Lew Soloff on trumpet and George Young on tenor – both musicians who could sometimes be lost in larger groups, but who emerge as the key voice of the quintet. All arrangements are by Matthews – and titles include "Recado Bossa Nova", "Pina Colada", "What's Cooking", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "My Favorite Things". CD

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Bob WilberSing Or Play With A Band – Backgrounds To Your Favorite Songs For Singers & Instrumentalists ... LP
Music Minus One, Mid 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $2.99
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(Includes original book inside the gatefold.)

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VariousGreat Big Bands – All Time Favorite Standards ... CD
Sony, 1940s. Used ... $1.99
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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)
 
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Eric AlexanderFirst Milestone ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... $8.99
Excellent work from one of our favorite young tenor players! When Alexander first started out in Chicago, we'd catch him at southside gigs, either on his own or in Charles Earland's group – and we'd marvel at the richness of his playing, even though he was just an unknown young player in his early 20s! Since those years (not long ago!) Alexander's turned into one of the strongest voices of his generation – with a sound that's steeped in the traditions of tenor giants like Sonny Rollins, Tubby Hayes, and Frank Foster, yet which also has a great deal of youthful creativity. This album's one of his best so far – and it features Alexander in the company of a group that includes Harold Mabern on piano and Pat Martino on guitar, both super-soulful players who are a great match of the playing of the leader. Titles include "The Phineas Trane", "Stand Pat", "Night Song", "First Milestone", and "34 Was Sweetness" (Chicagoans will get that reference!) CD
(Out of print.)

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Eric AlexanderSummit Meeting ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $6.99
This tenor giant gets better and better with each new album! Eric Alexander is one of our favorite new jazz artists of the past decade – still a relatively young player, but with a sound that's incredible, steeped in years of tradition, yet freely creative in his own unique way. His tenor solos on this set stand up to some of our favorite older work by players like Clifford Jordan or Sonny Rollins, and if anything, the backing may be some of the best he's ever received on record. Alexander's playing here with longtime friend and musical partner Harold Mabern – who's as sympathetic to Alexander's sound as he once was to that of Frank Strozier – and the other players in the group include trumpeter Nicholas Payton, John Webber, and Joe Farnsworth. Titles include "Andre's Turn", "After The Rain", "This Girl's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", and "Summit Meeting". CD

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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons Story – The Organ Combos ... CD
Prestige, 1960s. Used ... $5.99
Our favorite side of Gene Ammons' talents – summed up nicely in a 2LP set! Ammons wasn't the first tenor player to work with a Hammond organ, but once the format gained popularity, Gene made a wise move to take it up – and it became a pairing that forever defined the later years of his sound! The 2LP set brings together a nice blend of ballads, groovers, and funky tunes recorded for Prestige with organists Johnny Hammond Smith and Jack McDuff during the 60s – titles that include "Born To Be Blue", "Twistin The Jug", "In Sid's Thing", "Blue Room", "Water Jug", "Getting Around", "Angel Eyes", "Stormy Monday", "Velvet Soul", and "Down The Line". CD

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Hank Bagby SoultetOpus One (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
One of our favorite "lost" albums ever – an amazing small combo jazz session that rivals the best that 60s Blue Note or Prestige had to offer! The group's led by tenor player Hank Bagby – an artist we only know from this record, but who has a rich sense of imagination that comes out right from the start – not just on his well-penned tunes for the record, but also on his inventive arrangements, and his way of leading the sharp combo through the perfect realization of his musical vision! Bagby's tenor solos alone are worth the price of admission – but the record's a cooker that really gets equal energy from the whole ensemble too – trumpeter Chuck Foster, pianist Dave MacKay, bassist Al Hines, and drummer Chiz Harris – perfect throughout on original tunes that include "Dee Dee", "The Great Wall", "Soul Sonnet", "Kiss Me Quigley", "Iborian", and "Algerian Suite". CD

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1961. Sealed (reissue)... $13.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album

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Chet BakerChet Baker & Crew At The Forum Theater – Complete Recordings ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used 2CDs ... $14.99
Some of our favorite material ever from the legendary Chet Baker – work that's got a sharper edge than his initial recordings in the 50s – and a bit more of a hardbop feel overall! The tracks feature Chet working with his sublime combo "The Crew" – an ultra-hip quintet that features Bobby Timmons on piano and Phil Urso on tenor sax, both of whom really bring a lot of energy to the date, and help things heat up a lot more strongly than on some of Baker's other albums from the time. Rhythm is completed by the amazing Jimmy Bond on bass and Peter Littman on drums – and Bond's got a wonderful way of enforcing the groove of these tunes, but with a really subtle approach. CD features 21 tracks in all – all of the material recorded by Dick Bock at the Forum Theater in late July of 1956 – and although the tunes were done in the theater, they are still "studio" more than "live" – because there's no crowd present, and no applause. Titles include "Extra Mild", "Chippyin", "Tabu", "Halema", "Revelation", "Lucius Lou", "Pawnee Junction", "Medium Rock", "Mickey's Memory", "Jumpin Off A Clef", "Night On Bop Mountain", and "Down". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieDance Session Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, 1953. Good+ ... $19.99
The first of Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Basie Goes Wess", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Peace Pipe", and "Bubbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and minor splitting.)

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Count BasieKing Of Swing (aka Dance Session Vol 1) ... LP
Clef, 1953. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A repackaged version of material from Count Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Soft Drink", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Slow But Sure", "Two For The Blues", and "Bubbles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing.)

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Richard BeirachEon ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
One of our favorite 70s albums from pianist Richie Beirach – a set that has this wonderfully flowing energy – almost a more forceful take on the ECM sound of the 70s, yet still a bit warmer than some of Beirach's other work too! The group's a trio – with Frank Tusa on bass and Jeff Williams on drums – both players who come in strongly when needed, but also let Richie step out and state some of the strongest lines of the tunes – especially on the leads. Titles include "Eon", "Bones", "Mitsuku", "Places", and "Nardis". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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John Betsch SocietyEarth Blossom (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Strata East/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A beautiful session of spiritual soul jazz – and one of the rarer albums on the legendary Strata East label! The obscure combo is led by drummer/percussionist John Betsch – and instrumentation includes guitar, piano, electric piano, and reeds – all used with plenty of warm touches, and a few sharp edges – all very much in the best Strata East mode of the time! The tracks have a soaring sort of sound – similar to some of the Keno Duke material on the label, but also touched with some trippier edges too – a great blend that really brings a lot of depth to the session, and which has made this one of our favorite Strata sides over the years. Titles include "Song For An Untitled Lady", "Ra", "Get Up & Go", and "Ode To Ethiopia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition reissue of 1000 copies.)

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Art BlakeyWitch Doctor (Applause pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Applause, 1961. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – but a set that was unreleased by Blue Note for quite a few years! The set's one of two gems the group recorded in 1961, but which were held back until the end of the 60s – and it features a stellar version of the group with Wayne Shorter on tenor, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and Bobby Timmons on piano – all wonderful players who were really coming into their own at the time, and starting to bring a richness to the Messengers sound that would leave its mark in jazz for many years to come! The group is razor-sharp on the rhythms, but also really able to take new chances with their phrasing and timing – on a host of wonderful tracks that include "Those Who Sit & Wait", "The Witch Doctor", and "A Little Busy" – all real classics from this special group. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different – very far-reaching, and almost spiritual at points – with the blend of jazz and other modes that you might find on the Cadet/Concept sessions in late 60s Chicago! Braith plays a wide assortment of saxes – c-melody, alto and soprano – but his playing here is a bit different than the Roland Kirk-like vibe of before – sometimes more stretched-out and exploratory, in a Nathan Davis sort of vibe – sometimes wrapped up in some larger explorations from the whole group. There's moments of raw percussion with echoey production, others with wordless vocals floating alongside the lead soloist, and still others that have that catchy blend of soul jazz and exoticism you'd find in the music of Eddie Harris or Yusef Lateef – even though Braith here is completely his own artist too! The set features Jane Getz on piano, Jay Carter and Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – but there's also a lot of percussion, both Latin and otherwise, from a shifting lineup of players. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", "Our Blessing", "Laura", and "Splashes Of Love". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Brian CharretteAlphabet City ... CD
Posi tone, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
Sweet sweet Hammond from the great Brian Charette – a player who's easily becoming one of our favorite organists in contemporary jazz! Brian's got this way of spinning out a long line with effortless ease – a soaring approach to his instrument that takes us back to a space between Larry Young and Don Patterson in the 60s – set up in a very lean trio setting that just features Will Bernard on guitar and Rudy Royston on drums! Bernard's a great player in the setting too – really able to leap, soar, and carve out the right sort of sounds alongside the organ – this balance of groove and melody that's really illuminates the record, while Royston drives the whole thing along with his deft drums. Titles include "Sharpie Moustache", "East Village", "Detours", "Avenue A", "White Lies", "The Vague Reply", and "Hungarian Major". CD

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Ornette ColemanEmpty Foxhole ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
One of our favorite Ornette Coleman albums of the post-Atlantic 60s years – a set that still hangs onto some of the bold rhythmic conception of his previous records, but also points the way towards his freer jazz modes to come! The group's a trio – with really tremendous work from Charlie Haden on bass, able to match Coleman's energy with effortless ease, and really getting a lot of room to leave his mark on the music – plus the very young (10!) Denardo Coleman, who plays drums here with this stark, simple style that's not only completely unique, but which also leaves a lot of open room left for Haden and Ornette to really stretch out. Ornette plays his usual alto, plus trumpet and violin – and titles include "Good Old Days", "The Empty Foxhole", "Zig Zag", and "Freeway Express". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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John ColtraneAfro Blue Impressions ... LP
Pablo, Early 60s/1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $12.99
One of the best posthumous releases by the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – and a set that really captures the group at a perfect moment – when they were really beginning to stretch out a lot, yet still in a style that was mostly inside! The material was recorded in Berlin and Stockholm – and features wonderfully fresh versions of tunes you'll know from classic Impulse and Atlantic albums by Coltrane – really reworked in this live setting, and opened up in that magical style of the group! In addition to some wonderful soprano and tenor sax from Coltrane, the group also features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – on titles that include "Lonnie's Lament", "Afro Blue", "Cousin Mary", "Spiritual", and "My Favorite Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a demonstration sticker in the bottom left corner.)

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John ColtraneBallads ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good- ... $34.99
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – one that shows that Trane's groundbreaking group with Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano could still express themselves with even more direct soulfulness than usual! The album's completely solid all the way through – and although it won't change your life as much as A Love Supreme, it will show what a fantastically strong player Coltrane was, in any sort of setting! Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "What's New", "Nancy", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label mono pressing, with a Van Gelder stamp – clean, with some light marks. Cover is nice overall, but has a small cutout hole, and a bit of wear on the bottom seam.)

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John ColtraneColtrane (Impulse) ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $3.99
One of John Coltrane's best early albums for Impulse – a warm set of modally grooving tracks, and one that picks up where My Favorite Things left off! The group here features McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – perfectly fitting with Coltrane's tenor and soprano sax, and transforming familiar tunes with amazing ease. The album includes sublime readings of "The Inch Worm" and "Out Of This World" – plus the tracks "Soul Eyes", "Tunji", and "Miles' Mode". Great stuff – and an essential album for any jazz collection! CD fetaures 2 bonus tracks "Big Nick" and "Up 'Gainst The Wall." Great stuff – and an essential album for any jazz collection! CD
(Out of print. Cut along digipack spine.)
Also available Coltrane (Impulse) ... CD 3.99

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John ColtraneColtrane (Impulse) ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1962. Used ... $3.99
One of John Coltrane's best early albums for Impulse – a warm set of modally grooving tracks, and one that picks up where My Favorite Things left off! The group here features McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – perfectly fitting with Coltrane's tenor and soprano sax, and transforming familiar tunes with amazing ease. The album includes sublime readings of "The Inch Worm" and "Out Of This World" – plus the tracks "Soul Eyes", "Tunji", and "Miles' Mode". Great stuff – and an essential album for any jazz collection! CD fetaures 2 bonus tracks "Big Nick" and "Up 'Gainst The Wall." Great stuff – and an essential album for any jazz collection! CD
Also available Coltrane (Impulse) ... CD 3.99

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane Quartet – Live At Penn State 1963 ... CD
Hi Hat (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
A great live set by the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – recorded not long after the classic Coltrane album on Impulse – and with a very similar sound! By that, we mean that the modal energy is really opening up – and Coltrane's soloing beautifully on soprano sax, and often with a much more freewheeling vibe than in the studio – yet not as completely outside as he'd go a few years later! The concert was originally recorded for radio, with very strong sound – and as you'd expect, the lineup also features McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Titles include "Inch Worm", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "Mr PC", and "My Favorite Things". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneJohn Coltrane Quartet Plays ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $44.99
Modal Coltrane at its finest – a record that almost returns the great one to the territory explored at the end of his years at Atlantic Records, but which still incorporates all of the new ideas learned afterwards! The album's actually one of the straightest that John Coltrane cut after 1964 – and it features 4 long, beautiful tracks that soar with rhythms from McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – topped with searing, searching work on tenor and soprano sax from Coltrane! Titles include one of the greatest readings of "Chim Chim Cheree" we've ever heard – a version that remakes the tune almost as a part 2 of "My Favorite Things" – and other titles include "Song of Praise", the classic "Nature Boy" and "Brazilia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label A-85 stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has peeled gloss.)
 
 
 



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