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Joey AlexanderMy Favorite Things ... CD
Motema, 2015. Used ... $1.99
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Dave BrubeckMy Favorite Things ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1965. Used ... $13.99
There's plenty of favorite things going on here – the alto of Paul Desmond, piano of Dave Brubeck, bass of Gene Wright, and drums of Joe Morello – that perfect Dave Brubeck Quartet, captured here at the height of their powers! The set's got no gimmicks, no special settings, but the group manage to make things every bit as impressive as on all their high concept records of the period – really finding a way to open up older songs with completely fresh energy, and really make them their own! Dave has an especially great tone to his piano – maybe a bit more human and personal than on some other records – and titles include "My Favorite Things", "Why Can't I", "Little Girl Blue", "This Can't Be Love", "The Circus On Parade", and "Over & Over Again". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Fumio KarashimaMy Favorite Things ... CD
Pit Inn (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $28.99
One of the most spiritual albums we've heard in years from pianist Fumio Karashima – a set that has the Japanese jazz legend working with a host of different guests, including some horn players who really give his music some depth! The choice of material is great – and Karashima eschews most of his own compositions for work by Herbie Hancock, Duke Pearson, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Hutcherson, and others – given lively readings by an ensemble who really know how to burst out at the front, then soar with these very strong solos. The album features a great reading of "My Favorite Things", with a unique use of two bassists; a spare duet with trumpeter Terumasa Hino on "Black Orpheus"; guest work from guitarist Kazumi Watanabe on "Chan's Song"; and nice takes on "So Near So Far", "Gingerbread Boy", "Subtle Neptune", and "Jeannine". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... 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. CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusPortrait – Town Hall Concert/My Favorite Quintet ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Live material from Mingus' classic mid 60s period – one album recorded at Town Hall in New York in 1964, the other recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in 1965. Town Hall set features Johnny Coles, Clifford Jordan, and Eric Dolphy – on the tracks "So Long Eric" and "Praying With Eric". The Minneapolis set features another version of "So Long Eric" – this one recorded after Dolphy's death – plus a medley of standards, done the Mingus way! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Eric AlexanderSummit Meeting ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $4.99
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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Earl AnderzaOuta Sight (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1962. Used ... $14.99
A lost treasure from the glory days of the LA soul jazz bop scene of the early 60s! Alto player Earl Anderza has this crazy tone that's unlike anything we've ever heard – and he plays with a calculated approach to atonality that hints at later work by Ayler and others – but which comes across here a lot more straight ahead. Unlike Ayler, Anderza is backed by a tight soul jazz combo that includes stunning work by pianist Jack Wilson, one of our all-time favorite players – working here on both straight piano and electric harpsichord – which has a very crazy sound! Other players include George Morrow and Jimmy Bond on bass, plus Donald Dean on drums – and titles include "Blues Baroque", "Freeway", "Benign", and a great version of Wilson's modal classic "Outa Sight"! Plus, this great CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts that weren't on the orignal album! CD
(Includes obi. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoCertain Blacks (limited numbered edition) ... CD
America/Verve, 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free group improvisation that come across with amazing power and clarity – making the piece one of the best translations of the Chicago AACM spirit to the European scene. Other tracks on the session include the soulfully spiritual number "One For Jarman", which captures the group at a uniquely laidback level – and the bluesy "Bye Bye Baby", which features one of the few pairings of the group with Chicago Beau and harmonica player Julio Finn. CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieKing Of Swing (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Clef/Verve, 1953. Used ... $2.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Walter Bishop Jr TrioWhat's New ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990. Used ... $22.99
Easily one of our favorite DIW piano trio sessions – an album of fluid magic from the mighty Walter Bishop Jr, supported by great rhythm from the team of Peter and Kenny Washington! Kenny Washington's drums are always a delight – playfully lyrical, in a mode that recalls some of the best Billy Higgins work of earlier years – but even better tuned to a pianist like Bishop, who can swing from serious soulful lines one minute – to shorter, sharper, more angular modes the next. Titles include "Una Mas", "Speak No Evil", "Waltz Zweetie", "Crazy She Calls Me", "I'll Remember April", and "What's New". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art BlakeyWitch Doctor ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Near Mint- ... $44.99
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
(Liberty pressing. Cover has light wear and clear tape on the top seam.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain 1958 ... CD
RCA (France), 1958. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99
Seminal work from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – recorded at a time when that group was really coming together! After a slightly wayward year of 1957, when the Messengers had a different lineup away from Blue Note, Art re-forged the group for the end of the 50s with a rock-solid array of players – including a young Lee Morgan on trumpet and Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Benny Golson on tenor, with a sense of arrangement that really helps give the group some focus – while still letting the solos open up in a live setting like this! All tracks are long, and played with lots of fire – and the kind of amazing open-ended solos that the group could cook up whenever they were working in a live environment. The tracks are great too – as Benny Golson rewrote "Blues March" into "Blues March For Europe No 1", and Bobby Timmons contributed "Moanin With Hazel", a new version of "Moanin". Other titles include Bill Hardman's "Politely", Benny Golson's "Along Came Manon" and "Out Of The Past", Monk's "We Named It Justice", and the perennial Jazz Messenger favorite, "Like Someone In Love", a track that Blakey always manages to make come alive with new energy that you'd never expect! 2CDs, featuring all the tracks from the initial 3 LP series! CD
(Out of print. In great shape.)

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Earl BosticJazz As I Feel It ... LP
King, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
An excellent album by Bostic – one of his only few true jazz sessions! Bostic's tone has always been a favorite for us – and in this rare small combo jazz session you get to hear it alongside the Hammond of Groove Holmes, guitarof Joe Pass, and rhythm backing by James Bond and Shelly Manne. The tracks are longer than usual for Bostic – and his edgey alto playing really sounds marvelous, so much so in fact that we wonder why he never made more records like this one! Titles include "Hunt & Peck", "Fast Track", "Ten Out", and "Telstar Drive". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a tracklist sticker.)

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George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
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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Victor Assis Brasil QuartetoPedrinho ... LP
Odeon/EMI (Brazil), 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest albums by Victor Assis Brasil – a brilliant sax player who was one of Brazil's greatest jazz talents in the 70s! On this set, Victor really tightens things up from some of his spacier post-Coltrane albums of earlier years – crackling with a firey approach to the material, and hitting some great grooves on alto sax with a sharpness that we'd expect from American players like Lou Donaldson or Hank Crawford! Backing is a quartet with piano, vibes, bass, and drums – and the album includes the stellar triple tempo version of "Night and Day" that's forever made Victor a favorite with the jazz dance scene – plus the cuts "Nada Sera Como Antes", "Penedo", "O Cantador", and "Pedrinho". (Brazil, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold sleeve pressing!)

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Anthony BraxtonDona Lee ... LP
America (France), 1972. Near Mint- ... $44.99
Quite possibly our favorite of Anthony Braxton's key French recordings – largely because the record captures him at a point when he was easily skirting between freer and more traditional styles! The group on the set is a quartet with Michael Smith on piano, Oliver Jackson on drums, and Peter Warren on bass – players that are well-suited to work with Braxton on the longer, numerically-named originals on the album – but who also sound incredible on the more straight ahead numbers on the set! The record's almost worth it alone for Braxton's sublime reading of "You Go To My Head" – done as a beautiful exercise in tone and balance that never fails to blow us away. Other tracks include a fiery reading of "Donna Lee", plus 2 more of Braxton's academic compositions. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing! Cover has a partially unglued top seam.)

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Peter BrotzmannChicago Octet/Tentet (3CD set) ... CD
Okka Disk, 1998. Used 3 CDs ... $59.99
Very cool box set of 3 CDs' worth of material recorded by Peter Brotzmann and his amazing group of players on 2 trips to Chicago in the late 90s! The set – which is limited and numbered – features both live and studio performances by the Chicago Octet and Tentet, two provisional groups set up by Brotzmann comprised of Chicago mainstays – like Jeb Bishop, Ken Vandermark, and Hamid Drake – plus outsiders with ties to the Chicago avant scene – like Joe McPhee and Mats Gustafsson. The 3 CDs have an amazing amount of material, and are packaged in a handsomely crafted slipcase with a nice graphic. More excellent jazz from one of our favorite labels on the planet! Disc 1 ( live) includes long octet working of "Burning Spirit (For Kazuka Shiraishi)" plus tentet runs of "Other Brothers", "Old Bottles, No Wine" and "Aziz". Disc 2 features live tentet tracks "Divide By Zero" and "Foolish Infinity", and studio tentet tracks "Immediate Music" and "Makapoor". Disc 3 is all studio tentet material, with "Foolish Infinity", "Old Bottles, No Wine", "Other Brothers" and "Divide By Zero". CD
(Out of print – and hand numbered, limited edition! Slipcase has some light wear.)

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Marion BrownGeechee Recollections ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
Quite possibly our favorite record ever from reedman Marion Brown – and very different than both his seminal 60s recordings, and his European sides from later years! There's a really earthy feel to this record – one that really lives up to the title, and which comes from the use of lots of percussion, played by just about every group member, ala AACM – but handled in a style that's warmly spiritual, and very organic too – right in line with the best Impulse Records vibe of the time, yet completely its own thing too! Brown plays alto and soprano sax, and is working with players who include Leo Smith on trumpet, William Malone on mbira and autoharp, James Jefferson on bass, and Steve McCall, Jumma Santos, Bill Hasson, and A Kobena Adzenyah on percussion – in addition to percussion plays by other group members too. Two tracks are spare, beautiful solos – almost a Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre vibe – and titles include "Buttermilk Bottom", "Once Upon A Time", "Tokalokaloka", and "Karintha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained on the bottom half, with some wrinkling, mostly on back.)

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Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane ... CD
Prestige/OJC/ZYX (Germany), 1958. Used ... $3.99
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
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Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP 79.99

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Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Prestige/Analogue Productions, 1958. Sealed 2LP ... $79.99
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0158.)
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Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane ... CD 3.99

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Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane (XRCD) ... CD
Prestige/JVC, 1958. Used ... $18.99
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". CD
(Out of print XRCD pressing.)
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Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP 79.99

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✨✧ Hadley CalimanProjecting ... LP
Catalyst, Mid 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Soaring spiritual magic from Hadley Caliman – a 70s soul jazz session that's right up there with our favorite early work by Gary Bartz! Caliman plays tenor throughout – working with a spiritual west coast group that includes Hotep Cecil Bernard on piano, Kenny Jenkins on bass, and Brent Rampone on drums. The groove's a bit modal – in the style of some of the better sides on the Catalyst label at the time – and Caliman's hitting those angular reed notes he laid out so well on so many Fantasy sessions during the 70s, and which shine even more brightly under his own light of leadership! The album's got loads of great original tunes, and titles include "Little One", "Projecting", "Song For My Queen", "The Latin Thing", and "Smearzo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, wide masking tape on the top seam, and a name in marker on back. Labels have some marker.)

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Betty CarterAudience With Betty Carter ... LP
Bet Car, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A brilliant live set by Betty Carter, and a perfect summation of the underground soul that was bubbling through her work in the 70s! The Betty you hear here is way different than the Betty of earlier years – freer, more soulful, working in an unfettered setting that lets her take off on piano and vocals, working in a mode that's got a modal vibrant quality unmatched by most other singers! The album includes a great version of "Open The Door", a 25 minute reading of the landmark tune "Sounds", and the tracks "Tight", "Fake", "So", "My Favorite Things", "Caribbean Sun", and "I Think I Got It Now". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Brian CharretteAlphabet City ... CD
Posi tone, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
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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Brian CharretteOnce & Future ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. Used ... $7.99
Stunning Hammond work from Brian Charette – a player who's fast becoming one of our favorite contemporary organists in jazz – given his way of both acting completely fluid on the keys, while still able to lay down a chunky rhythm at the bottom! The mix is one that few folks could ever get so right – maybe Jack McDuff or Charles Earland at their best – but Charette's also not just one of these retro-styled organists – and instead, acts with a spirit that's very much his own, as he effortlessly mixes soulful, modern, and groovy elements in a trio here with Will Bernard on guitar and Steve Fidyk on drums. Brian handles all the basslines with the organ – and beautifully so – and titles include "Zoltan", "Hot Barbecue", "Tyrone", "Latin From Manhattan", "Da Bug", "Road Song", "Falling Forth", "Blues For 96", and "The Scorpion". CD
Also available Once & Future ... CD 11.99
 
 
 



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