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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Teresa BrewerIt Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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Joe HendersonIf You're Not Part Of The Solution, You're Part Of The Problem – Joe Henderson Quintet At The Lighthouse ... LP
Milestone, 1970. Very Good ... $11.99
A great electric set – recorded at the Lighthouse in 1970, in that slightly funky mode of Joe's best work from the time! Joe Henderson's beautiful soloing style, honed at this point on a number of fine Blue Note recordings, is set free in a band that includes Woody Shaw, Lenny White, and George Cables, who plays beautifully on electric piano. Tracks include new versions of "Mode for Joe" and "Blue Bossa" – redone with a sweet gliding 70s groove – plus "Carribean Fire Dance", "If You're Not Part Of The Solution, You're Part Of The Problem", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Horizon Trio (Steven Kamperman/G Dumitriu/S Kalfa)Catch It If You Can ... CD
Zennez (Holland), 2013. Used ... $2.99

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✨✧ Joseph JarmanAs If It Were The Seasons ... CD
Delmark, 1968. Used ... $9.99
Classic Delmark material from one of the core members of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago. Jarman leads a group that includes other AACM players like Fred Anderson, Thurman Barker, and Muhal Richard Abrams. Sherri Scott sings a bit, and the whole record has the spare feeling of some of the Art Ensemble material from the time, like People In Sorrow. 3 long tracks: "As If It Were The Seasons", "Song To Make The Sun Come Up", and "Song For Christopher". CD

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✨✧ Marcus RobertsIf I Could Be With You ... CD
BMG, 1993. Used ... $1.99
(Out of print Barcode has a sticker..)

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Gosta Rundqvist/Andreaz HedenIf I Could Stop One Heart From Breaking ... CD
Compunctio (Sweden), 2006. Used 2CDs ... $5.99
A split double-CD set – one that features a solo performance apiece by pianists Gosta Rundqvist and Andreaz Heden! The set documents a magical night of music – one in which each player took the stage separately, and delivered spare, subtle, solo performances. Rundqvist's music has a great sense of shape – moving quite slowly on most numbers, almost with a style borrowed from the generation of Steve Kuhn and Paul Bley, but a bit warmer overall – on tunes that include "Prayer Of Faith", "Wedding March", "The Heart's Journey", and "Dinolog". Heden's music is often a bit more abstract, and even more tentative at points – equally beautiful, though, and a delight to hear unfolding over the course of the CD. Titles include "Chant", "Moments 1, 2, and 3", "Sinister In A State Of Hope", and "Stilla". CD
(Out of print.)

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Zoot SimsIf I'm Lucky – Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
An overlooked gem from Zoot Sims – a session that has him working in very laidback company with Jimmy Rowles on piano, who tipples the keys of the piano with a really timeless late nite kind of sound! The style here is a bit like that of the Rowles/Getz album The Peacocks – although a bit more straightforward overall, with a main focus on the talents of both soloists, coming together beautifully in a relatively spare setting. Bass is by George Mraz and drums are by Mousie Alexander – and the real surprise here is almost Sims, who blows with this open-ended, laidback tone that's really great – a bit languid, but never weary – and somehow with a lot more warmth than on many of his other too-tight records from the 70s. Titles include "Legs", "Shadow Waltz", "I Hear A Rhapsody", "Gypsy Sweetheart", and "Where Our Love Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cut corner.)
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Joe AlbanyEvening With Joe Albany ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1973. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A lost treasure from the great Joe Albany – a well-recorded solo performance from the 70s, and one that really gets at the increasing complexity of Albany's music in his later years! Joe's maybe best-remembered for his contributions to bop, but he's also a player with a sound that really bridges generations of jazz – one that's able to encompass older modes of expression, but always give them some sharper modern edges – in ways that are sometimes subtle, but always completely sublime! This set has Joe working with amazing dexterity over a host of standards – some long, some short, a few in medleys – with this insane command of the keyboard that keeps on pulling out notes that are surprising, yet surprisingly right in the progression that Albany creates – represented here in a setting that gives the legend the same kind of intimate, solo focus that you might have heard on the best Art Tatum recordings. Titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "If You Could See Me Now", "All The Things You Are", "As Time Goes By", "More Than You Know", and "Who Can I Turn To". CD

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Mose AllisonBest Of Mose Allison ... CD
Atlantic, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Groovy 20 track "best of" CD compiling tracks from his Atlantic recordings of the late 60's and early 70's, with loads of his usual cool hipster jazz vocals and New Orleans piano playing. Cuts include "Seventh Son", "Swingin' Machine", "Your Mind Is On Vacation", "Your Molecular Structure", "Night Club", "That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch", "If You're Goin' To The City", and lots lots more! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoFull Force ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the few ECM sides recorded by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – easily some of the hippest work the label issued at the time, and a key way for the avant collective to get a bit of large audience exposure! The sound is still very much in the best AEC style here – and if anything, ECM's sensitivity to sound has allowed the group to explore some of the farther reaches of their sonic sensibilities – those contemplative moments that could sometimes be lost in the hands of other producers, captured beautifully here in a range of instruments far too many to mention! Some of the bolder tracks have Lester Bowie's trumpet right out front – almost hinting at his own solo association with the label – and titles include "Care Free", "Magg Zelma", "Full Force", and "Old Time Southside Street Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and a mark from sticker removal.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoLive In Berlin ... CD
West Wind (Germany), 1979. Used 2CD ... $29.99
One of our favorite recordings of the Art Ensemble from the end of the 70s – a beautiful live set recorded in Berlin from 1979, one that captures the group in an extremely lyrical mode! Tracks build slowly, with instrumentation added in bit by bit – stretching out the tunes in a style that's a bit more spiritual than usual for the group, and which makes for some wonderfully intimate moments. The double-length package is a 2CD set – and titles include the long tracks "As If It Were The Seasons", "Crushed", "Jackson In Your House", "Dreaming Of The Master", and "Odwalla". CD
(Out of print. Does not include slipcase.)

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Chet BakerMost Important Jazz Album Of 1964/65 ... LP
Colpix, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Well, we're not sure if this was really the most important album of the time – as it had a lot of heavy-hitters to contend with – but it sure is a nice batch of tracks from Chet, playing in a straight simple style that recalls his classic work, and working with a tight soulful quintet that includes Phil Urso, Hal Galper, and Jymie Merritt. Arrangements are by Galper, Tadd Dameron, and Jimmy Mundy – and titles include "Soultrane", "Mating Call", "Flight To Jordan", "Retsim B", "Walkin", and "Gnid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl is very nice overall, save for some light marks from the old paper inner sleeve. Cover has some very light wear.)

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Band XBest Of Band X ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $17.99
That's Band X, not Brand X – and they're a damn funky jazz combo from the 70s – one whose work is filled with plenty of sharp changes and wonderfully chromatic moments! Rhythms are at the core of the set – lots of choppy drum parts that are mighty nice, bumped along by sweet compressed basslines too – and other instrumentation includes lots of vibes, reeds, and a bit of keyboards from time to time – used in really creative ways! If we had to come up with a comparison, we might say these guys sound a bit like some of the best work by Steve Grossman and the PM Records crew in the 70s – but they've definitely got their own vibe too. Titles include "Home", "Black Hole", "Rip Van Winkle", "Red Cloud", "Trullion Alastor", "Afterthought", and "Picking Mushrooms With Rabbit". CD

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Art BlakeyMirage ... LP
Savoy, 1957. Near Mint- ... $7.99
During the late 50s – after an initial burst of recordings with Blue Note, and before a later successful run for the label – Art Blakey recorded on a number of labels with a lesser-known version of The Jazz Messengers. This album's from that stretch – and it's actually a pretty darn nice batch of tracks, even if it lacks some of the polished tightness of the later Blue Notes. The group features Bill Hardman on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, and Sam Dockery on piano – and the set's a loose batch of hardbop numbers like "Casino", "Ugh!", "Mirage", and "Reflections Of Buhania". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Rocky BoydEase It – Introducing The Rocky Boyd Quintet ... LP
Jazztime, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The only full album ever issued by tenor player Rocky Boyd – but a set so great, it's definitely made a name for him over the years! Boyd's got a wonderful tone on the set – sharp and soulful, with an approach to the tenor that almost reminds us of early 60s Jackie McLean – particularly in the way that Jackie could hit dark corners with raspy, personal tone. The rest of the group's no slouch either – and features Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Walter Bishop Jr on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – a lineup so great, they give the album a real Blue Note sort of polish – and the album's definitely one that would have been a better-known date, if it hadn't died quickly on the short-lived Jazztime label. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "West 42nd Street", "Avars", "Ease It", "Samba De Orfeu", and "Why Not". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruby BraffYou're Getting To Be A Habit With Me ... LP
Stereocraft, 1961. Very Good- ... $19.99
We're not normally the biggest fans of Ruby Braff – but this is a great little album, thanks to some strong instrumentation! The group on the set's a sextet – with Ruby leading on trumpet, plus Mundell Lowe on guitar, Don Elliott on vibes, Milt Hinton on bass, Don Lamond on drums, and either Hank Jones or Nat Pierce on piano. The use of vibes and guitar creates a sound that gets past the hoke of other Braff sessions – shading in the tunes with moody colors and tones that provide a good contrast to the sweetness of Braff's horn, creating a juxtaposition that gives the set more edge than you might expect. Titles include "Cabin In The Pines", "Lazy", "Someday Sweetheart", "If Dreams Come True", and "Let's Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Bell pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and a bit of gloss peeling on the spine.)

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Ray BryantAlone At Montreux (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1972. Used ... $26.99
Solo Ray Bryant – recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1972, and featuring versions of a number of his classics, plus a few other odd numbers. Ray's no stranger to the solo piano format – having first recorded this way in the early 60s – and his work in the style is surprisingly great, far more exploratory and open-ended than you might expect if you know his regular soul jazz work. Titles include "Cubano Chant", "Gotta Travel On", "Little Susie", "Blues #2", "Libestraum Boogie", "Slow Freight", and "Blues #3". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Kenny BurrellTender Gender ... CD
Cadet/Passion (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
Straight, strong, and soulful sounds from guitarist Kenny Burrell – quite possibly one of his best albums of the 60s, thanks to a really well-focused sound throughout! The groove here is nice and tight – a cooking little rhythm section that features Richard Wyands on piano, Martin Rivera on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums – snapping away on the kit on some of the best tracks, and really helping Burrell to hit this groove that's mighty nice! Kenny seems to have a bit more bite than usual too – and even the laidback tunes have plenty going on to keep our ears happy. Titles include "La Petite Mambo", "Suzy", "The Tender Gender", "Girl Talk", "Isabella", "If Someone Had Told Me", and "Hot Bossa". CD

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Chris ByarsMusic Of Duke Jordan ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
The music of Duke Jordan, but in a really fresh setting – handled here by altoist Chris Byars, who's brought together a compelling lineup for the set! Many of these tracks are numbers you'll either know as bop standards, or from Jordan's trio recordings – but the approach here is quite inventive, and makes the record way more than just a tribute – in the creative style of Byars' previous projects dedicated to Gigi Gryce or Lucky Thompson. Chris opens up the tunes with instrumentation that includes bass clarinet from Stefano Doglioni, trombone from John Mosca, and guitar from Pasquale Grasso – as well as vocals from singer Yaala Ballin, who composed lyrics for two Jordan tracks – "If I Did Would You" and "Lesson In Love" – which are nestled nicely next to instrumentals that include "Jordanish", "Undecided Lady", "There's A Star For You", "Glad I Met Pat", and "The Bullet". CD

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Don ByasJazz In Paris – Laura ... CD
Universal (France), 1950/1951/1952. Used ... $6.99
Tenorist Don Byas is one of those players who always seemed to get more recognition in Europe than the US – or if that's not entirely the case, he at least got more chances to record properly than he ever did over here! This excellent 18 track CD features tunes from 3 early 50s sessions that Byas recorded in Paris – all of them in a small group setting that really let him open up on tenor in a mellow soulful way. Most tracks are relatively short, but the quality of Byas' solos is wonderful – and the CD represents some of the finest work you could ever hope to find by him from the postwar years. Titles include "Summertime", "The Man I Love", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Riviera Blues", "Somebody Loves Me", and a sublime version of "Laura". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michel CamiloIn Trio ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $12.99
Michel Camilo plays acoustic piano here, but he's got a way of making the instrument leap along as if it's an electric one – thanks to a very free, fluid style throughout! The group's only a trio – as you'd guess from the title – but the electric bass of Anthony Jackson brings in these round, warm tones that really fill up the bottom – leaving Camilo to open up with these delightfully strong piano lines up top. Drums are by either Dave Weckl or Joel Rosenblaff – and titles include a great version of Airto's "Tomba In 7/4", plus "We Three", "Las Olas", and "Suntan". CD

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Benny CarterBenny Carter – Live & Well In Japan ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
A live set recorded very much in a classic Verve mode – actually produced by Benny himself, and recorded in Tokyo in 1977 with a small group that includes Budd Johnson, Cecil Payne, Cat Anderson, Nat Pierce, and Joe Newman. Tracks are long, and titles include "Them There Eyes", "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing", and "Squatty Roo". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Don CherryComplete Communion (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Arguably the best of Cherry's albums for Blue Note – and a real masterpiece of soulful avant playing! The group features Cherry on cornet, Gato Barbieri on tenor (and he's incredible, by the way!), Henry Grimes on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Grimes and Blackwell are more than just timekeepers – and deliver a lot of the melody of the session, yet still never lose their sense of swing. Barbieri's fragile raw tone proves to be a good one to work with Cherry, even if there are a few touches of Ornette in his playing. The album's divided up into 2 long suites – "Complete Communion" and "Elephantasy" – both of which are excellent. A real treat – with no sloppiness, lots of fresh ideas, and a good sense of both freedom and control! LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland Big BandFrancy Boland & Kenny Clarke Famous Orchestra ... LP
Supraphon (Czech Republic), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $38.99
A rare gem if you dig the Clarke Boland Big Band – a Czech recording from the late 60s, right during their MPS prime – and from what we can tell, this material wasn't issued on other albums! Soloists include Jimmy Deuchar, Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, and Shake Keane on trumpets; Sahib Shihab on baritone, Ronnie Scott and Johnny Griffin on tenors, and Derek Humble on alto – and titles include "Funiculi Funicula", "Greensleeves", "Sabbath Message", "Old Stuff", "Tarantas Drive", "Sunday At Ten", and "Nights In Warsaw". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandThree Latin Adventures (Latin Kaleidoscope/Cuban Fever/Fellini 712) ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1969. Used ... $33.99
Excellent CD that brings together 2 different albums by the incredible Clarke Boland Big Band – Fellini 712 and Latin Kaleidoscope. The Latin Kaleidoscope LP is one of our greatest sellers on vinyl (when we can find it!), and it's an insane batch of Latin-tinged tracks divided up into two suites – one written by Gary McFarland and one written by Francy Boland. The band wails hard and fast, and in hot Afro-Cuban grooves, with plenty of room for solos by Benny Bailey, Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Sahib Shihab, and Derek Humble. The tracks are some of the best stuff the band ever did, and along with the extended suite that comprises Fellini 712, the CD is a masterpiece of hard large band tracks, and a brilliant introduction to the work of the CBBB (and heck, even if you do know them, the material's still pretty tough to find anyway!) 14 tracks in all – including "Olhos Negros", "Ramo De Flores", "Feibre Cubana", "Extrano Sueno", "Cara Bruja", and "Un Grao De Ariea". CD
(Original CD pressing – out of print!)

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John ColtraneOm ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Good+ ... $12.99
A pure statement of being and essence – and one of John Coltrane's spiritual masterpieces from the 60s! The 1965 recording was one of Trane's most adventurous so far – as it featured just one album-length track, building up out of relatively free expressions from Coltrane in the studio – initially in the spirit of Love Supreme, but much sharper-edged and unbridled overall – as if the meditative spirit of the previous recording had unlocked a sense of freedom that refused to be tied down to simple structures! The group is great – and features Pharoah Sanders on tenor, Donald Garrett on bass clarinet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – plus a bit of flute and percussion from Joe Brazil. The playing is much freer than on other albums of the time, but also has some introspective spiritual moments – clearly inspired by the Love Supreme recording, but taken a shade outside as well! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label pressing. Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with some clicks and crackles.)

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John ColtraneSettin The Pace ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
4 long tracks with plenty of room to roam around – a perfect setting for a young John Coltrane to demonstrate his distinctly different approach to the tenor sax! The album's one of Trane's key classics for Prestige – a quartet side that features backing by the trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – very open, and uniquely creative – especially in some of the more surprising moments! Titles include a great version of Jackie McLean's "Little Melonae", plus "Rise N Shine", "If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You", and "I See Your Face Before Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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