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Paul Desmond with Jim HallDesmond Blue/Take Ten ... CD
RCA/Collectables, 1962/1963. Used ... $4.99
Two cool jazz classics from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The records were recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist on both sides, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to both records. Desmond Blue features the pair with larger string backings by Bob Prince, which create a dreamy pillow for alto and guitar to solo across. Titles include the Desmond originals "Late Lament" and "Desmond Blue" – plus "Ill Wind", "My Funny Valentine", and "Like Someone In Love". Take Ten features more Desmond originals – "Take Ten", "El Prince", and "Embarcadero – and begins to lean a bit towards a bossa groove, laid out nicely by the drums and bass behind Desmond and Hall. Other tracks include "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "The One I Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Farmer & Jim HallComplete Live Recordings ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1963/1964. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jim HallBy Arrangement ... CD
Telarc, 1998. Used ... $3.99
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Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD

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Jim HallConcierto/Big Blues/Studio Trieste ... CD
BGO (UK), New Copy ... About June 4, 2018
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Jim HallYoukali ... CD
CTI, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Jim Hall TrioBlues On The Rocks ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1956/1960. Used ... $13.99
2 great trio recordings from Jim Hall – one from 1956 and one from 1960! The first 3 tracks on the set are from an early trio session that Hall recorded with drummer Chico Hamilton and bassist George Duvivier – material that ended up on an early Hamilton album for Pacific Jazz, amongst other large group material, but which is pulled out here to feature the 3 trio tracks from the record. Titles are all originals by Duvivier – evocative numbers that more than live up to their titles, and which include "Porch Light", "Autumn Landscape", and "Blues On The Rocks". The remaining 6 tracks on the CD are from a 1960 date – also a trio outing – and are done in a tone that's a bit deeper and bluesier. Hall's playing here with Red Mitchell on bass and Red Kelly on piano – and titles include "Bill Not Phil", "When I Have You", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Good Friday Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jim Hall, Hoe Lovano, George Mraz, Lewis NashGrand Slam – Live at The Regattabar ... CD
Telarc, 2000. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Baden Powell, Barney Kessel, Jim Hall, et alBerlin Festival Guitar Workshop ... LP
Saba (Germany), 1967. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An eclectic set of tracks recorded at the Berlin Festival Guitar Workshop in 1967 for MPS – done in a number of different short sets featuring guitarists in a variety of styles. The range of the material is really great – and runs from Baden Powell's breezy bossa stylings, to Buddy Guy's raw Chicago blues, to cool California jazziness from Jim Hall and Barney Kessel's. Some of our favorites on the set are Baden Powell's versions of "Girl From Ipanema", "Samba Triste", and "Berimbau" – but the set also includes "On A Clear Day" by Kessel, "Drinking Muddy Water" by Buddy Guy, "Elmer's Boogie" by Elmer Snowden, "Careful" by Jim Hall, and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" done by Jim Hall and Kessel in duet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Bill Evans & Jim HallUndercurrent ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary set from the team of guitarist Jim Hall and pianist Bill Evans – both already wonderful players on their own, but really hitting a magical sort of space here together! The record is a classic in understatement – the inevitable meeting of two players who'd both made a career out of saying more with less – and both Evans and Hall manage to make this special sort of sound when working together in such a space – spare, but never short on ideas – filled with color and tone, but never overdone. The tracks are long and dreamy, and the piano/guitar lines seem to float in the air, suspended on naught but idea and imagination. Titles include a very nice version of "Skating In Central Park", plus "Dream Gypsy", "Romain", and "Darn That Dream". CD includes four previously unissued tracks – "Stairway To The Stars", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", and alternate takes of "Romain" and "My Funny Valentine". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jim HallCommitment ... LP
A&M, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really beautiful little album from Jim Hall – a mid 70s gem that has him recasting his style with a wonderful sound! The album features Hall in a variety of groupings – some quite spare, and featuring only accompaniment from piano (Don Thompson or Tommy Flanagan), drums (Terry Clarke), or vocals (Jane Hall) – while a few other tracks feature Hall in a nice larger group with Flanagan on piano and Art Farmer on trumpet – playing in a warm, compressed sound that's incredibly beautiful. The tunes are all quite fresh – even on the few familiar numbers on the session – and the album's a work of subtle genius that shows why Hall was one of the greatest jazz talents on the guitar during his day! Titles inlcude "Down The Line", "Walk Soft", "One Morning In May", "Lament For A Fallen Matador", "Bermuda Bye Bye", and "When I Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light stains and aging.)

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✨✧ Jim HallConcierto ... LP
CTI, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Concierto ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Jim Hall & Pat MethenyJim Hall & Pat Metheny ... CD
Telarc, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Jim HallJim Hall Live ... LP
A&M, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A work of understated brilliance from guitarist Jim Hall – and one of our favorite records by him! The setting is simple – Hall plays live with a trio, on a set of familiar standards – but the results are remarkable, as both Hall and the rhythm section manage to bring a hell of a lot of swing and imagination into such a tiny space! Hall's always had a rhythmic approach to his work, but here, playing with drummer Terry Clarke and bassist Don Thompson, he really opens into a great groove – stretching things past his usual standard, and bringing a lot more soul into the set than you might expect. The tunes are ones you'll recognize – "Angel Eyes", "Round Midnight", and "The Way You Look Tonight" – but the real charm is what Hall and the trio do with them! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Farmer/Jim HallBig Blues ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet and subtle genius from two of the most understated players in jazz – a really great little record that makes the best of the CTI sound without tricking up the players too much! Art Farmer and Jim Hall play in a quintet with vibes by Mike Mainieri – in a style that eschews the electric funk of other CTI records, but has a similar sense of space, sound, and rhythm overall – proof that the label's groundbreaking approach didn't always have to be electrified! Tracks are quite long, and the two leaders effortlessly craft notes that magically hang in space with an airily soulful feel. Titles include wonderfully reworked versions of "Whisper Not", "A Child Is Born", and "Pavane For A Dead Princess". CD

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsQuartets Featuring Jim Hall ... LP
RCA, 1962. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double album collecting Newk's excellent quartet recordings with Jim Hall for RCA. As such it contains work from The Bridge and What's New?, plus a few numbers that got tacked onto the Standard Sonny Rollins. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowing late 50s sessions might not expect the album to work – but instead, it sets up his playing in a whole new mode that brings out a leaner, more confident, more sophisticated solo mode that shows that his time woodshedding in retirement was well spent. 13 numbers in all, including "John S.", "The Bridge", "You Do Something To Me", "Where Are You", "Without A Song", "If Ever I Would Leave You", "Brownskin Girl", "Don't Swtop The Carnival", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "My Ship", "Love Letters", "Long Ago (An Far Away)" and "God Bless the Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is missing a corner, where a promo sticker was applied.)
 
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Buddy BregmanSwingin Standards ... LP
World Pacific, 1959. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Great work by a leader who hardly ever got to record on his own – the always-swinging Buddy Bregman, known best for his late 50s backings for singers on the west coast, but heard here in 2 great sessions cut under his own name! This set has Bregman working with an all-star lineup of west coasters that includes Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper, Jim Hall, Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca, and Russ Freeman – all working in a decidedly inside approach to big band material, one that's a refreshing change from some of the more academic tones that the players used in other groups at the time! Titles are all standards, given the nice Bregman bounce – and tunes include "My Buddy", "All Of You", "I Love Paris", "Just In Time", "My Heart Stood Still", "It's All Right With Me", and "Too Close For Comfort". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear & some discoloration from age.)

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Gary BurtonSomething's Coming/Groovy Sound Of Music/Time Machine ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1964/1965/1966. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A trio of excellent Gary Burton albums from the 60s – collected together in a single set! Something's Coming is the launch of vibist Gary Burton as a leader – a force in jazz that would continue strongly for decades to come! At the time of the record, Burton had already been making waves as a session player on the Nashville scene – where RCA had some especially strong ears – but he's launched here in a mode that's quite far from those roots, and already filled with those modern, chromatic modes that would have Burton pushing the sound of the vibes forward strongly throughout his career – even on an early record like this! The group is very like-minded, and well-chosen – players who are spacious and modern, but never too much so – a quartet with Jim Hall on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Melanie", "Careful", "Six Improvisatory Sketches", "Something's Coming", and "Little Girl Blue". Next up is a very cool take on the music of Sound Of Music – handled with some help from arranger Gary McFarland, in a way that really unlocks the modal potentials of the tunes! As you might expect from the revolutionary vibist Gary Burton, the approach here is quite different than the usual jazz album of Broadway material – and instead, both Burton and McFarland do a heck of a lot to open up the coolest potential of the songs – as they bring in other hip players who include Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Phil Woods on alto, Joe Puma on guitar, and Steve Swallow on bass. Titles include "An Ordinary Couple", "Sixteen Going On Seventeen", "Do Re Mi", "Edelweiss", and a great take on "My Favorite Things". Time Machine is filled with beautiful sounds from Gary Burton – a seminal 60s session that really has the vibist coming into his own, and finding that new path towards musical expression that would flower even more strongly in the 70s! The album has Burton really strengthening up his sense of chrome – matching the boldness of other important 60s vibes players on the rise – like Karel Velebny or Bobby Hutcherson – but also working this really special magic in the way he lets each note resonate in the air – often with a much longer decay on the sound than the actual moment of its creation! Burton also plays a bit of piano on the record, overdubbed with his vibes – but in a way that's quite different than the vibes/piano combo of earlier acts – like the MJQ, or George Shearing Quintet – thanks to work from Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks include "Six Nix Quix Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". CD

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Paul DesmondDesmond Blue ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A cool jazz classic from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The album was recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist throughout, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to the set, making the album a real team effort! Unlike other RCA sides by Hall and Desmond, this one features the pair with larger string backings by Bob Prince, which create a dreamy pillow for alto and guitar to solo across. Titles include the Desmond originals "Late Lament" and "Desmond Blue" – plus "Ill Wind", "My Funny Valentine", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondSamba De Orfeu ... LP
RCA, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A nice little reissue of some of Paul Desmond's great RCA sides. Put together in the mid 70s, but collecting recordings from a decade earlier, this nice little LP includes many of the nice numbers Desmond recorded in his cool quartet with Jim Hall, plus a few of the nice string laden numbers from the Easy Living side, too! His smooth alto sounds great on all the numbers, not matter what the setting, and even though this set's taken from several different original recordings, it plays very cohesively. 9 tracks in all, including "Theme From Black Orpheus", "Samba De Orfeu", "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face", "Body & Soul", "I've Got You Under My Skin","Angel Eyes" and "Alone Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)

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Bill EvansBest Of Bill Evans ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
A nice collection of side Evans cut for Verve, featuring the introspective pianist in a variety of settings. "Beautiful Love" and "My Foolish Heart" were recorded live at Town Hall in a trio setting with Chuck Israels and Arnie Wise. "Spartacus Love Theme" and "How About You?" feature Evans accompanying himself on overdubbed pianos from the Conversations With Myself LP, while "Bemsha Swing" is a similar recording that was previously unissued at the time of this collection. "I Believe In You" and "Danny Boy" were recorded with the Monty Budwig and Shelly Manne trio lineup and issued originally on Empathy. "I've Got You Under My Skin" is a duet with Jim Hall off Intermodulation, and "Valse" features the trio of Evans, Chuck Israels and Grady Tate accompanied by a symphony orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bill EvansComplete Bill Evans On Verve (18CD set) ... CD
Verve (Italy), 1960s. New Copy 18CD ... $59.99
A real treasure trove of music from the legendary Bill Evans – the complete recordings the pianist made for Verve Records in the 60s, including trio sessions, solo material, and interesting larger projects as well – plus alternate takes, unissued material, and lots more gems! Evans hit Verve at the height of his powers – already coming off important early records for the Riverside label, and working with Verve with superb recording quality, and great care for Evans as an artist – which allowed Bill to further flower in his familiar trio setting, and also try out solo recordings, and work with other co-leaders who include arranger Gary McFarland, tenorist Stan Getz, guitarist Jim Hall, and singer Monica Zetterlund – all of whom work closely with Evans on a session. The box features remastering for all sides, and includes over 250 tracks in a really overstuffed package! CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansRiverside & Milestone Albums – 1956 to 1963 (15CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Italy), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 15CD ... $59.99
One of the greatest runs of records ever for a single jazz artist – all the earliest recordings as a leader by legendary pianist Bill Evans – packaged here in a single set, in LP-styled covers, along with bonus material too! The full albums here are the stuff of legend – records that forever changed the face of jazz piano, and which are still go-to albums for countless listeners – and the box also includes all the other albums that came out later, but which featured unreleased Evans material recorded by the Riverside and Milestone labels at the same time. Albums include New Jazz Conceptions, Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Portrait In Jazz, Explorations, Sunday At The Village Vanguard, Waltz For Debby, How My Heart Sings, Moon Beams, Interplay, and At Shelly's Manne Hole – plus Loose Blues, with work from Zoot Sims and Jim Hall – plus the Tenderly album with Don Elliott, the great On Green Dolphin Street set, and the two volume Solo Sessions material. CD

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Stan GetzWhat The World Needs Now – Stan Getz Plays Bacharach & David ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good- Gatefold ... $3.99
Stan Getz meets Burt Bacharach – a heavenly combination that brings together two of our most favorite musical talents of the 60s! And while we're at it, we'd also like to mention a third – Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans, who handles all the backdrops for this set – bringing in a groove that you might not expect for tunes by Burt Bacharach – not exactly Charles Stepney at Cadet, but not far, either – a perfect setting for the sparkling, lyrical tone that Getz was hitting at this point in his career. The tunes are familiar, but the blend of talents really keeps things fresh – and with extra contributions from Herbie Hancock on piano and Jim Hall on guitar, you can bet there's plenty going on here. Titles include "Wives & Lovers", "Windows Of The World", "House Is Not A Home", "Walk On By", and "Trains & Boats & Planes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Textured cover gatefold pressing.)

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton – Jazz Milestone Series ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1950s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A 60s collection that brings together some of Chico's best early work for Pacific Jazz – including his groundbreaking Quintet, a group that completely redefined the sound of jazz on the west coast! The album's filled with playful tracks that feature Chico's unique rhythms next to instrumentation that includes guitar, flute, cello, and alto – with players that include Eric Dolphy, Jim Hall, Paul Horn, and Buddy Collette. Titles include "Soft Winds", "Satin Doll", "Caravan", "Taking A Chance On Love", "Sleep", "Take The A Train", and "Siete Quatro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Buddy Collette ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good ... $14.99
An archetypal record from the west coast scene of the 50s – a sublime batch of lightly grooving numbers from Chico Hamilton's famous early Quintet! The power here really comes from a triad of three players – reedman Buddy Collette, mentioned in the title and playing flute, alto, tenor, and clarinet; guitarist Jim Hall, whose spacious use of his instrument set new standards with this record; and cellist Fred Katz, often an unsung hero whose gentle sound shapes really helped bring a sense of tone and color to the group. Also featured is bassist Carson Smith, giving the same great sensitive accompaniment here he did in Gerry Mulligan's early quartet – and Chico himself is on drums, of course, but often playing with unusual timings and touches that really make for a lot more than conventional rhythm! Titles include "Blue Sands", "The Sage", "A Nice Day", "Buddy Boo", and "Spectacular" – as well as "Free Form", which is totally improvised – although in a way that's very different from any 60's track that would have the same sort of name! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams and a sticker on the spine.)

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Hampton HawesBlues The Most ... CD
Contemporary/Prestige, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
Hampton Hawes isn't exactly the first pianist we think of when it comes to bluesy lines in his music – but there's definitely a blue-tinged undercurrent to most of the work in this set – a well-chosen batch of tracks from Hamp's early years as a leader on Contemporary Records! The album features work in a variety of settings – with players who include Red Mitchell, Ray Brown, or Scott LaFaro on bass – Shelly Manne, Chuck Thompson, or Frank Butler on drums – and some occasional work by Harold Land on tenor sax, and either Jim Hall or Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues The Most", "Hamp's Blues", "Hip", "Soul Sign Eight", "The Sermon", "For Real", "Hampton's Pulpit", "Takin Care", "Up Blues", and "Blues For Jacque". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Keith JarrettTribute ... CD
ECM, 1989. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
A great early trio moment from Keith Jarrett – a set that steps off some of his previous Standards albums for ECM, but which also has more of a personal flavor as well! The group here is that great combo with Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – both really open, fluid players who make the music really sparkle alongside Jarrett's piano – offering up tunes that are mostly standards, but in really unique variations! The album's a tribute to key musical heroes – Lee Konitz, Jim Hall, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, and others – but the overall sound is pure Jarrett all the way through, on titles that include "Lover Man", "Solar", "Sun Prayer", "Little Girl Blue", "U Dance", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", and "All The Things You Are". CD
(Discs each have some marker.)

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Wojciech KaminskiOpen Piano – Polish Jazz Vol 66 ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... About April 27, 2018
A beautifully understated session from Polish pianist Wojciech Kaminski – one that's certainly focused strongly on his work on the keys, but which also features key contributions from other players as well! The style here is a mix of modes from various jazz generations – sometimes the gentle modernism of John Lewis, sometimes a trad jazz approach to the piano – couched in a group that features tenor, trumpet, alto, clarinet, and some especially nice guitar – played almost in a Jim Hall sort of style at times. Titles include "The Wika Rag", "Autumn Leaves", "Enter After Three", "The Daily Blues", "Jazz Me Blues", and "Blues For A Girl". CD

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Wojciech KaminskiOpen Piano – Polish Jazz Vol 66 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... About April 27, 2018
A beautifully understated session from Polish pianist Wojciech Kaminski – one that's certainly focused strongly on his work on the keys, but which also features key contributions from other players as well! The style here is a mix of modes from various jazz generations – sometimes the gentle modernism of John Lewis, sometimes a trad jazz approach to the piano – couched in a group that features tenor, trumpet, alto, clarinet, and some especially nice guitar – played almost in a Jim Hall sort of style at times. Titles include "The Wika Rag", "Autumn Leaves", "Enter After Three", "The Daily Blues", "Jazz Me Blues", and "Blues For A Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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John LewisJazz Abstractions ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Way more than just "abstractions" – as the set's a very focused batch of some of the larger ideas that John Lewis had about jazz – explored beautifully here away from the Modern Jazz Quartet! The album has Lewis working with frequent partner – and fellow third stream conceptualist – Gunther Schuller – and also features great guest work from Ornette Coleman on alto, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Jim Hall on guitar, and Scott LaFaro on bass – all very different talents at the forefront of jazz at the time, helping bring a wider range of voices than you might normally get on a John Lewis project. Titles include "Abstraction", "Variants On A Theme of Thelonious Monk", and "Piece For Guitar & Strings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Helen MerrillShade Of Difference – With Love ... LP
Milestone/Spotlite (UK), 1968. Near Mint- ... $12.99
Extremely dark work from singer Helen Merrill – recorded in New York in the late 60s, under the leadership of Dick Katz, and featuring a set of players that includes Gary Bartz on alto, Elvin Jones on drums, Thad Jones on cornet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Jim Hall on guitar. The approach is incredible – strangely off-key at many times, with a sad approach that shows Helen as a far greater singer than she ever was in the 50s. The session's laid under-discovered for years – quite possibly because of its overly-dark quality – but it's actually one of the greatest records that Merrill ever cut, one that pushes her up to, and almost past, the level of June Christy and Chris Connor. Titles include "Where Do You Go", "Lonely Woman", "While We're Young", "A Lady Must Live", "I Want A Little Boy", and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Modern Jazz QuartetThird Stream Music ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1957. Used ... $11.99
A seminal album that defined the fresh sound of a whole new generation in jazz – that "third stream" movement that was different from the cool jazz of the west coast, and the fire of New York! The style here follows that same mix of jazz and higher-concept elements you'd hear on other Modern Jazz Quartet albums for Atlantic – but the music is expanded here with some great help from outside parties too. The Jimmy Giuffre trio join the quartet on most of side one – adding in Jimmy's snakey clarinet and Jim Hall's fluid guitar lines for a really fresh take on the MJQ groove. The remainder of the album brings in the Beaux Arts String Quartet – who shade in the mix of vibes and piano with these dark strains that are really beautiful – and bring even more drama than usual to the music. Titles include "Da Capo", "Fine", "Exposure", "Sketch", and "Conversation". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gerry MulliganNight Lights (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1963. Used ... $11.99
A really nice one from Gerry – an oft-overlooked mid 60s session, one that has him working with a sextet that includes Jim Hall, Art Farmer, and Bob Brookmeyer, in addition to usual Mulligan rhythm-mates Bill Crow and Dave Bailey. There's a nice soulful bottom to the set, and stronger interplay from the horns than you might get in a Mulligan album of a few years before – nothing fancy, but a strong set of original tunes that break from the mode of the 50s. Titles include "Tell Me When", "Festive Minor", "Wee Small Hours", "Prelude In E Minor", and "Night Lights". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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John Raymond & Real FeelsJoy Ride ... CD
Sunnyside, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Pulsing waves of color from John Raymond – blowing flugelhorn here in a really unique sort of setting – a trio that just features guitar and drums! The music bursts out with deft work from Colin Strananhan on the kit, while guitarist Gilad Hekeselman plays these chromatic lines that balance out beautifully with the flugelhorn – a mode that's vaguely reminiscent of the 60s magic that flowed between Jim Hall and Art Farmer, but used here in a very different way, especially given the crackle of the drums. Titles include "Be Still My Soul", "Joy Ride", "I'd Do It For Your Love", "Fortress", "En Route", "Hymn", and "Follower" – plus an unusual remake of Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill". CD

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Sonny RollinsComplete RCA Victor Recordings (6CD set) ... CD
RCA, Early 60s. Used 6 CDs ... $36.99
Some of the finest work Sonny Rollins ever recorded – done in a number of different styles, but always the height of brilliance! The albums that make up the set features Rollins working through a range of styles after his semi-retirement period of the late 50s: some tracks have Latin rhythms, others are spare and fragile, with guitar by Jim Hall, and still others are ferociously free, played with a group that includes Don Cherry and Henry Grimes. Together, the tracks on the set's 6CDs show Rollins at his best – always a master of the tenor, no matter what the setting, capable of turning out solos both long and short, a well full of imagination and creativity. There's a heck of a lot of bonus tracks on the package – which features a total of 53 tracks in a well-done slipcase. Great stuff – as all the individual albums are fantastic, and the whole thing takes the work to the next level! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Jimmy GiuffreMusic Man ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The Music Man, made different – thanks to very fresh arrangements from Jimmy Giuffre – heard here in one of his few large group sessions for Atlantic Records! The music is all from the score of the famous show, but Giuffre really reworks things with some sharp modern jazz edges – inventive rhythms from bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Ed Shaugnessy – and no use of piano at all, which allows for plenty of free play in the horn section – which features Giuffre on tenor, clarinet, and baritone – plus Al Cohn and Eddie Wasserman on tenor, Joe Wilder and Phil Sunkel on trumpets, and Sol Schlinger on baritone sax. Without any vocals, and with Jimmy's unique structures, these tunes take on some very fresh styles – and titles include "Marian The Librarian", "The Wells Fargo Wagon", "Iowa Stubborn", "Gary Indiana", and "It's You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Edmond HallPetite Fleur ... CD
United Artists/Mighty Quinn, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A compelling comeback set for clarinetist Edmond Hall – cut in 1959 when Chris Barber was enjoying a hit with a remake of Sidney Bechet's "Petite Fleur", which provided for a nice opportunity to get Hall back in the studio for a date under the same name! The record's got a lot more freedom than some of Hall's earlier work – with a few key longer tracks that expand upon the trad styles of earlier records, and some exceptional production that brings out the best strengths in all players. Hall's working here with Vic Dickenson, Ellis Larkins, Emmett Berry, Milt Hinton, and Jimmie Crawford – and titles include a great 9 minute "Ellington Medley", an 8 minute original titled "Off The Road", and the tunes "Don't Give Me Sympathy", "Adam & Evie", "Clarinet Marmalade", "Edmond Hall Blues", and "Petite Fleur". CD

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Marian BruceHalfway To Dawn ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the more obscure vocal albums ever recorded by Riverside – with a great small group that features Joe Wilder on trumpet, Jimmy Jones on piano, Everett Barksdale on guitar, and Al Hall on bass. No drums – which should give you an idea of the mood of the set! (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover is in great shape. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on side 2, track 1.)

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Stan GetzEarly Stan (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1949/1954. Used ... $6.99
A 60s album that collects earlier 10" sessions by Stan – one from 1949, and one from 1954! The 1949 sessions have Stan playing in a group with Terry Gibbs, Shorter Rogers, and George Wallington – on tunes that include "Michelle (parts 1 & 2)", "T&S", "Cuddles", and "Terry's Tune". The 1954 sessions are a bit more in the classic "Early Stan" mode – as they feature Getz working in a quintet with Jimmy Raney on guitar and Hall Overton on piano – very much in the Roost mode that first got Stan his fame, with that amazing tone really opening up on numbers that include "Motion", "Lee", "Signal", and "Round Midnight". CD features 4 bonus alternate tracks too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry GibbsHootenanny My Way ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $11.99
A hip hootenanny from vibist Terry Gibbs – hardly the folksy set you might guess from the title, and instead a lively batch of small combo tunes that grooves better than most of Gibbs' work from the 60s! Most tracks are of traditional origin – folk tunes, if you will – but the jazz inflections of the group quickly takes them bast their roots, using the core melodies mostly as a framework for improvisation – featuring great vibes from Gibbs, plus tenor and flute from Al Epstein, guitar from Jimmy Raney, and piano from Alicir McLeod. Terry's vibes are nice and bold, and titles include "Michael", "Joshua", "John Henry", "Greensleeves", "Tom Dooley", and "Sam Hall". CD

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✨✧ Heath BrothersJazz Family ... CD
Concord, 1998. Used ... $2.99
The Heath Brothers groove is nicely expanded by a set of added horns – all of whom bring a nice sense of fullness to the tracks, in a way that recalls some of Jimmy Heath's best arranging styles from years back! Jimmy's in the frontline on tenor and soprano sax, joined by Percy Heath on acoustic bass and cello, and Albert Heath on drums and percussion – and the rest of the combo features piano by Jeb Patton, trombone from Benny Powell, and 5 other brass players who deepen the tones and colors of the tunes quite nicely. There's a great choice of songs here too – a fair bit of Heath-penned tracks that show the thoughtful writing of Jimmy and his brothers – on tracks that include "A Harmonic Future", "I'm Lost", "13th House", "Move To The Groove", and "Three At Last" – plus a great take on Kenny Dorham's "None Shall Wander". CD

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Pee Wee Russell QuartetAsk Me Now! ... CD
Impulse, 1965. Used ... $9.99
A record that will blow your mind – way different than you might expect from the cover! Sure, Pee Wee was a bit of a traditionalist on his instrument – the clarinet – but he's working here in a starkly modern way that almost recalls some of the best 50s work of Jimmy Guiffre, or some of the earlier sides by Steve Lacy. There's still a swing-based approach to the tunes, but they're handled in a spare style that features equal interplay between Russell, trombonist Marshall Brown, bassist Russell George, and drummer Ronnie Bedford – a great player who really makes the album sparkle! The tracks include a couple of Thelonious Monk titles – "Ask Me Now!" and "Hackensack" as well as a couple of Marshall Brown originals – "Licorice Stick" and "Calypso Walk". Other titles are Ornette Coleman's "Turnaround", Coltrane's "Some Other Blues" and Ellington's "Prelude To A Kiss". CD
(Out of print, includes domestic obi.)

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Jason SteinLucille ... CD
Delmark, 2017. Used ... $7.99
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", "Ryder's Uncle Dragon", and "Halls & Rooms". CD
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Jason SteinLucille ... CD
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", "Ryder's Uncle Dragon", and "Halls & Rooms". CD
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Jason SteinLucille ... LP
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", and "Halls & Rooms". LP, Vinyl record album
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Jack TeagardenJack Teagarden – Jazz Great ... CD
Bethlehem/Avenue, 1954. Used ... $5.99
The album definitely lives up to the title, and features the mighty Jack Teagarden in a number of small group settings – all with a straight ahead punch that gets away from some of the gimmicks of his other 50s sessions! Teagarden's trombone is still one of the sharpest instruments of his generation of jazz – and Jack works here with a mix of players that includes Jimmy McPartland on trumpet, Edmond Hall on clarinet, Dick Cary on piano, Walter Page on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. Most arrangements are by Cary – and Jack sings just a bit, in that wonderfully raspy style of his. Titles include "Misery & The Blues", "Bad Acting Woman", "Meet Me Where They Play The Blues", "Music To Love By", and "High Society". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz5 Original Albums (West Coast Jazz/In Stockholm/Steamer/Cool Sounds/Stan Meets Chet) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Five classic Stan Getz albums for Verve – all in a special package, in little LP-styled covers! First up is West Coast Jazz – a classic pairing of the tenor of Stan Getz and the gentle rhythms of the LA scene of the 50s – and a record that stands up beautifully over the years! Tracks are all a bit longish, and the group features Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – plus Conte Candoli on trumpet, somewhat in the frontline, but never in a way that overshadows Stan's tenor. The album's got a great David Stone Martin cover – and titles include "East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)," "Four," "Night In Tunisia," and "Summertime." Stan Getz In Stockholm allows Stan to showcase his affection for a jazz scene that had been growing strongly in the postwar years – often in directions that were similar to Stan's own sound at the time! The session is one of the first to pair Stan's tenor with a Swedish group – in this case the bass of Gunnar Johnson, drums of Anders Burman, and piano of Bengt Hallberg – the last of which brings sharper, more angular style to the music than some of Stan's accompanists on earlier American dates – pointing the way towards new experiments to come in his music! Next is Steamer – not a word that we'd necessarily think to use with the gently flowing tenor tone of Stan Getz – but that doesn't stop the album from being a great one, and perhaps in Getz-like terms, it might well have a bit more steam than usual! The album features Getz in a quartet with a nicely flowing groove – nicely vamping piano from Lou Levy in the background on most numbers, and a definite edge in the lead tenor solos – still blown with the warmth of earlier Getz recordings, but perhaps showing some of the modern flourishes to come. Bass is by Leroy Vinnegar and drums are by Stan Levey – and titles include "Blues For Mary Jane", "There'll Never Be Another You", and "You're Blase". Cool Sounds features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool sounds" title of the record – in that they feature Getz with the west coast lineup of Lou Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – heard more famously on Stan's West Coast album of the same time. But other sides feature a different grouping – with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass, and Max Roach on drums – offering up a different side of the west coast altogether. And still others take things back to more of an east coast modern style – by featuring either Tony Fruscella on trumpet or Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, in groups with John Williams on piano. The mix of material makes for a nicely-rounded portrait of Getz's talents in the mid 50s years! Last up is Stan Meets Chet – Stan Getz meets Chet Baker – A classic meeting of these two talents – recorded in Chicago with a Chicago rhythm section of Jodie Christian, Victor Sproles, and Marshall Thompson. The album's an odd one, and is recorded with less of the impeccability of some of Verve's other sessions (which is probaby how the Chicago team got in the action) – but given Baker's harder-edged proclivities at the time, the set's a very interesting one to hear, and the relaxed nature of the tracks brings out some important solo moments from both players. 4 long tracks – including "I'll Remember April", "Jordu", and "Half-Breed Apache". CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisLive Miles – More Music From The Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Extra material from the 1961 date at Carnegie Hall, an astounding live set that featured Miles in a transitional quintet with Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, and also with the Gil Evans Orchestra. The performance is rendered with a subtle grace, an excellent portrait of Miles at a pivotal point in his career, moving on from his early command of bop and explorations of the cool, but not yet exploding his sound altogether with the modal approach that he would soon adopt. Side one features "Concierto De Anranjuez", and side two features "Teo", 'Walkin" and "I Thought About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing. Cover has a lightly stained corner.)

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✨✧ Beaver Harris & The 360 Degree Music ExperienceFrom Rag Time To No Time ... LP
360 Degrees, 1974. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Hardly any ragtime here – despite the title – and instead, the album's one of the greatest ever from drummer Beaver Harris – cut with his ultra-hip 360 Degree Music Experience group! The title is somewhat accurate in that the record brings together a long history of jazz-based expression – almost a century's worth of music, served up by Harris and the group members with the same fluid sensibility as Jaki Byard in his best work, although Byard was never this ambitious! The ensemble is somewhat large, but really comes together well – with an impressive range of artists who include Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Marshall Brown on trombone, Dave Burrell on piano, Keith Marks on flute, Cecil McBee and Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Maxine Sullivan and Bill Willingham on vocals. The album's sort of a mini-history of jazz, but one that's hardly hokey at all – and which usually veers towards Harris' more righteous modes of the 70s, even when hitting older styles. Sullivan is especially great – singing here as a sophisticated soul jazz diva of the 70s, and hardly the older-styled singer we might expect. A few moments are stripped down and percussive – and other odd instrumentation includes a bit of sitar and steel drums. Titles include "It's Hard To But We Do", "I Wish I Knew", "Can There Be Peace?", "Down In Brazil", "African Drums", and "Round Trip". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Ah Um (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
One of Charles Mingus' true classics – and an essential album in any jazz collection! This 1959 gem was recorded by Mingus at a key point in his career – when he was rising from the jazz underground into the ranks of America's elite jazzmen, penning some of the most challenging work of his career, and working with incredible younger players that interpreted his work with a great deal of fire! The tracks are a bit more tightly arranged than work on some of Mingus' previous work for labels like Atlantic and Bethlehem, but that also gives them a razor-sharp emotional edge that's carried off perfectly by players who include John Handy and Shafi Hadi on alto saxes, Booker Ervin on tenor, Willie Dennis and Jimmy Knepper on trombones, Horace Parlan on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums. The album is filled with key Mingus classics – like "Better Git It In Your Soul", "Boogie Stop Shuffle", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", and "Fables of Faubus" – plus "Self Portrait In Three Colors", "Open Letter To Duke", and "Bird Call". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clark TerrySwahili (aka Clark Terry) (Trip) ... LP
EmArcy/Trip, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A stunner – and one of Clark Terry's finest moments ever! The record has a rawness and groove that you'd hardly expect from his later albums – no surprise, though, considering that it was cut during that really hip time at Emarcy, when the label was working in a mode that was darker and more challenging than many of the smaller labels at the time. Credit is also due to arranger Quincy Jones – who pulls together a group that includes Horace Silver, Jimmy Cleveland, Cecil Payne, and Art Blakey, all into a fiercely grooving sound that recalls some of his most adventurous work of the 50s. The album kicks off with the stunning "Swahili", a tune that will instantly make you happy you bought the record – and other tracks include "Coop", "Chuckles", "Tuma", "Kitten", and "The Countess". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdFancy Free ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest 60s albums from trumpeter Donald Byrd – one that has him really reaching out for a hip new sound, but in ways that are different than most of his other material at the time! Key on the date is the placement of electric piano from Duke Pearson – played in this open, flowing style that has all the best hallmarks of Pearson's own work on the instrument for his sessions – yet balanced nicely with the bolder punch of Byrd's trumpet as well. Donald's quite far from any Miles Davis cliches on this one – no too-dark electric modes at all – and instead, the album's got this sense of lyrical soulfulness that we've maybe never heard this strongly again on any of Byrd's other albums. Other players include Frank Foster on tenor, Jerry Dodgion and Lew Tabackin on flute, Julian Priester on trombone, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and either Idris Muhammad or Joe Chambers on drums. All tracks are nice and long, and very fresh – and include "Weasil", "I Love the Girl", "Fancy Free", and "The Uptowner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty pressing with a Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Teddy CharlesWord From Bird ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A richly complex album from vibist Teddy Charles – easily one of his greatest albums ever, and certainly one with the boldest sound! The groups here are filled with hip players – all working under Charles' direction in a set of tracks that shimmers with dark sounds and moody colors – often as textural as it is jazz-based – with a level of sophistication that goes beyond even Charles key modernist work from the early 50s. Teddy's on vibes, alongside Art Farmer on trumpet, Eddie Bert on trombone, Hal Stein on alto, Don Butterfield on tuba, George Barrow on baritone, Hall Overton on piano, and Jimmy Raney on guitar – and while some tracks feature a tentet, 4 of the album's numbers feature a smaller quartet with Charles Mingus on bass! Titles include the 10 minute composition "Word From Bird" – plus "Blue Greens", "Laura", "Showtime", and "Just One Of Those Things". CD

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Ah Um (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Charles Mingus' true classics – and an essential album in any jazz collection! This 1959 gem was recorded by Mingus at a key point in his career – when he was rising from the jazz underground into the ranks of America's elite jazzmen, penning some of the most challenging work of his career, and working with incredible younger players that interpreted his work with a great deal of fire! The tracks are a bit more tightly arranged than work on some of Mingus' previous work for labels like Atlantic and Bethlehem, but that also gives them a razor-sharp emotional edge that's carried off perfectly by players who include John Handy and Shafi Hadi on alto saxes, Booker Ervin on tenor, Willie Dennis and Jimmy Knepper on trombones, Horace Parlan on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums. The album is filled with key Mingus classics – like "Better Git It In Your Soul", "Boogie Stop Shuffle", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", and "Fables of Faubus" – plus "Self Portrait In Three Colors", "Open Letter To Duke", and "Bird Call". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mingus Ah Um (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Donald ByrdFancy Free ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest 60s albums from trumpeter Donald Byrd – one that has him really reaching out for a hip new sound, but in ways that are different than most of his other material at the time! Key on the date is the placement of electric piano from Duke Pearson – played in this open, flowing style that has all the best hallmarks of Pearson's own work on the instrument for his sessions – yet balanced nicely with the bolder punch of Byrd's trumpet as well. Donald's quite far from any Miles Davis cliches on this one – no too-dark electric modes at all – and instead, the album's got this sense of lyrical soulfulness that we've maybe never heard this strongly again on any of Byrd's other albums. Other players include Frank Foster on tenor, Jerry Dodgion and Lew Tabackin on flute, Julian Priester on trombone, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and either Idris Muhammad or Joe Chambers on drums. All tracks are nice and long, and very fresh – and include "Weasil", "I Love the Girl", "Fancy Free", and "The Uptowner". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
 
 



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