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Paul Desmond with Jim HallEasy Living ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good ... $24.99
Paul Desmond doesn't get any better than this – blowing his icy cool alto next to warm guitar lines from the mighty Jim Hall – a classic RCA Records pairing in jazz, heard to great effect on this classic album! There's a slight bossa groove to some of the rhythms, which is great for Desmond's sound – and the backing is also free of piano, so the guitar and alto hang together wonderfully by themselves – suspended in space, dipping and turning around each other beautifully! The pair get some very light rhythmic accompaniment from Connie Kay on drums, and either Percy Heath or Gene Wright on bass – on titles that include "That Old Feeling", "Easy Living", "Blues For Fun", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "When Joanna Loved Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Bill Evans & Jim HallIntermodulation ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $9.99
A magnificent follow up to the Undercurrent album from the team of Bill Evans and Jim Hall – and like that one, a set that features amazing interplay between piano and guitar! Hall's guitar has never sounded better – and in the airy company of Evans, it takes on many of the same qualities as on his famous late 50s recordings in the Jimmy Guiffre trio. Bill's work is great too – almost more tonally focused than before, with perfectly chosen notes that resonate beautifully in this very spare space. Titles include "Jazz Samba", "All Across The City", "Angel Face", and "Turn Out The Stars". CD

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Bill Evans & Jim HallUndercurrent ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
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 HallAll Across The City ... CD
Concord, 1989. Used ... $13.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... $6.99
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 version features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Rock Skippin", and the track "Unfinished Business". CD
(Early CBS pressing.)
Also available Concierto (2LP 180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 34.99

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Jim HallConcierto (2LP 180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
CTI/Pure Pleasure, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP ... $34.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Concierto ... CD 6.99

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Jim Hall/Red Mitchell/Red KellyGood Friday Blues ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1960. Used ... $15.99
A really unusual trio outing from Jim Hall – almost overlooked, and with a really unusual feel overall – quite airy at times, but with a bluesy undercurrent too! There's a bit more bite here than on some of Jim's other records – a harder-edged, bluesier way of hitting the guitar that's almost much more Kenny Burrell than the usual sound from Hall – although Jim still manages a nice nimble touch at times too. The group features Red Mitchell on piano and Red Kelly on bass – which keeps things very open and intimate – almost improvisatory at times. Titles include "Bill Not Phil", "When I Have You", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Good Friday Blues". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Jim RobinsonEconomy Hall Breakdown ... CD
Delmark, 1965. Used ... $8.99
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(Punch through barcode.)

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Ben Webster & Jim HallAt The Renaissance (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1960. Used ... $5.99
A previously unreleased live date from late in the career of Ben Webster – recorded at The Renaissance in Hollywood in 1960, but unissued until nearly 25 years later! The group features Jim Hall on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – and tracks are all longish, and live-feeling – with that sense of fragility that marked some of Webster's later recordings in this mode, and even further deepened the humanity in his tone. And while the recording quality is definitely "live" at times, Ben's tone comes through loud and clear – different than on some of the tighter Verve recordings of a few years before, but in a way that's really great. Titles include "Georgia On My Mind, "Caravan", "Stardust", and "Ole Miss Blues". CD features 4 more bonus tracks – "Gone With The Wind", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Mop Mop", and "Renaissance Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul Desmond with Jim HallEasy Living ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... About November 15, 2015
Paul Desmond doesn't get any better than this – blowing his icy cool alto next to warm guitar lines from the mighty Jim Hall – a classic RCA Records pairing in jazz, heard to great effect on this classic album! There's a slight bossa groove to some of the rhythms, which is great for Desmond's sound – and the backing is also free of piano, so the guitar and alto hang together wonderfully by themselves – suspended in space, dipping and turning around each other beautifully! The pair get some very light rhythmic accompaniment from Connie Kay on drums, and either Percy Heath or Gene Wright on bass – on titles that include "That Old Feeling", "Easy Living", "Blues For Fun", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "When Joanna Loved Me". CD
Also available Easy Living ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Paul Desmond with Jim HallDesmond Blue (First Editions Series) ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD features 7 bonus tracks – masters and alternates, but tunes not on the album, including "Autumn Leaves", "Imagination", and "Advise & Consent". New notes, and extra photos too! CD
(Digipack has a few small pieces of clear tape.)

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

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✨✧ Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Brookmeyer & Jim HallSwamp People ... CD
Giant Steps/Cherry Red (UK), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie Haden & Jim HallCharlie Haden/Jim Hall ... CD
Blue Note/Impulse, 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful duets between guitarist Jim Hall and bassist Charlie Haden – recorded here in a previously-unissued live date from 1990 – with sublime sound throughout! Both players really open up when given the right sort of space – and find wonderful harmony together here – ways of brilliantly augmenting the strengths of each other, while also allowing for plenty of individual expression as well. The tracks are all quite long, and the record has this mellifluous quality that makes it a real standout in the catalog of both artists – a great reminder of Haden at his most intimate, and one of a handful of important duo recordings from Hall. Titles include "Down From Antigua", "First Song", "Turnaround", "Bemsha Swing", "In The Moment", "Skylark", and "Big Blues". CD

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✨✧ George Shearing & Jim HallFirst Edition ... CD
Concord, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Bob Brookmeyer QuintetTraditionalism Revisited ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... $9.99
Beautifully modernist material from the great Brookmeyer – performing here with a well-suited group that features Jimmy Giuffre and Jim Hall, plus the great Dave Bailey on drums. The album features older tracks done in a surprisingly fresh style, and the trio of lead players dance around each other in a wonderful way. Titles include "Truckin", "Some Sweet Day", "Jada", and "Louisiana". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Traditionalism Revisited ... LP 18.99

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Bob Brookmeyer QuintetTraditionalism Revisited ... LP
World Pacific, 1957. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Beautifully modernist material from the great Brookmeyer – performing here with a well-suited group that features Jimmy Giuffre and Jim Hall, plus the great Dave Bailey on drums. The album features older tracks done in a surprisingly fresh style, and the trio of lead players dance around each other in a wonderful way. Titles include "Truckin", "Some Sweet Day", "Jada", and "Louisiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – great vinyl and cover!)
Also available Traditionalism Revisited ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanScience Fiction ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good ... $14.99
One of Ornette Coleman's best recordings from the 70s – and like his other album for Columbia, quite a change from the freewheeling sounds he was blowing over at Blue Note! The style here is a bit more high concept, but in a good way – with all the edges that Coleman had developed from the late 50s onward, brought into tighter focus for the Columbia setting – given a bit more complexity, although still with plenty of room for freedom – and played both with a smaller combo, and a slightly larger group. The mix of players is as striking as the sounds on the record – and includes Coleman on alto, trumpet, and violin – plus Dewey Redman on tenor, Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Bobby Bradford on trumpet, Jim Hall on guitar, Cedar Walton on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins and Ed Blackwell on drums. Asha Pulthi sings a bit on the larger ensemble tracks – making a rare appearance here before her 70s soul career in Germany – and titles include "What Reason Could I Give", "Street Woman", "The Jungle Is A Skycraper", and "All My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)
Also available Science Fiction (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Ornette ColemanScience Fiction (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/ORG, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
One of Ornette Coleman's best recordings from the 70s – and like his other album for Columbia, quite a change from the freewheeling sounds he was blowing over at Blue Note! The style here is a bit more high concept, but in a good way – with all the edges that Coleman had developed from the late 50s onward, brought into tighter focus for the Columbia setting – given a bit more complexity, although still with plenty of room for freedom – and played both with a smaller combo, and a slightly larger group. The mix of players is as striking as the sounds on the record – and includes Coleman on alto, trumpet, and violin – plus Dewey Redman on tenor, Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Bobby Bradford on trumpet, Jim Hall on guitar, Cedar Walton on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins and Ed Blackwell on drums. Asha Pulthi sings a bit on the larger ensemble tracks – making a rare appearance here before her 70s soul career in Germany – and titles include "What Reason Could I Give", "Street Woman", "The Jungle Is A Skycraper", and "All My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 2000!)
Also available Science Fiction ... LP 14.99

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Buddy ColletteBuddy Collette & His Swinging Shepherds At The Cinema ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Buddy takes his Swinging Shepherds crew to the movies on this one – serving up a set of tunes from 40s and 50s films that all come off perfectly with the group's multi-flute approach! The sound's nicely mellow at times, but still has that tightly arranged west coast modern style that made the group's first record so great. Players include Paul Horn, Bud Shank, and Harry Klee on flutes – plus Jim Hall on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. Titles include "The Bad & The Beautiful", "The Shrike", "Invitation", "Ruby", "Swinging On A Star", and "Intermezzo" LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Paul DesmondTake Ten ... LP
RCA/Speakers Corner, 1963. Near Mint- (reissue)... $19.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Speakers Corner pressing, still in the shrink.)

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Bill EvansInterplay ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Good+ ... $39.99
A real standout in the Bill Evans catalog for Riverside – and that's saying a lot, given how important all of his Riverside albums are! The session's a rare quintet outing for Evans – one that breaks the mode of the usual trio format by adding in Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Jim Hall on guitar – alongside rhythm players Percy Heath on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – already a unique enough match for Evans' talents. In a way, the record's one of those sessions that Riverside would sometimes do – pairing a key new voice as a leader with others in an all-star group – but in another way, it's also a return to the sound that first brought Evans' to a wider audience in the 1957 and 1958 years – when he was working in non-trio groups with more famous players – adding his unique piano stylings to their (then) better-known solo modes. The pairing of Evans and Hall has been beautifully documented on other records – and sounds equally great here – but the real treat is Freddie Hubbard's horn, which often lays back on most of the tracks, then bursts in with a brashness that really ignites some of the tunes! He's playing a bit muted here, trying to go for that Miles/Evans combination from the late 50s – but that's plenty ok with us, as we love those records a lot. Titles include "When You Wish Upon A Star", "You & The Night & The Music", "I'll Never Smile again", "You Go To My Head" and the Evans original, "Interplay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a small tear at the bottom corner. Vinyl has some marks but plays great!)

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Art FarmerLive At The Half Note ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good ... $9.99
Fantastic material from Art's wonderful group that included Jim Hall on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums. The band is sort of a perfect extension of some of Jimmy Guiffre's earlier work on Atlantic with Hall – as they've perfected a simple style that leaves the instrumental solos floating in air, interacting with each other in subtle complex ways that never cease to amaze. Tracks are longer than on some of the studio albums by the group – and titles include "Swing Spring", "I Want To Be Happy", and "What's New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerTo Sweden With Love ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $8.99
A really unique little album that features jazz versions of themes from Swedish folk music – all served up by a sublime quartet that features Art Farmer on flugelhorn and Jim Hall on guitar! The exploration of folk roots in jazz is not a new one – and a number of the postwar Swedish modernists were especially strong in their love of folk music for inspiration. But the genre's never been handled this well before, and Farmer's warmly lyrical sensibilities really transform the tunes – opening up a timeless sense of expression in their melodies, yet still keeping things strongly in a modern jazz vein with his timing and phrasing. The other members of the piano-less quartet certainly help in this respect – Steve Swallow on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums – and Jim Hall's guitar is always a treat in a stripped-down session like this. The sound of the record is both warm and eerie at the same time – and titles include "Va Da Du?", "De Salde Sina Hemman", "Kristallen Den Fina", and "Visa Vid Midsommartid". CD

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Hal Gaylor/Walter Norris/Billy BeanTrio ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $28.99
A very strange and obscure session recorded for Riverside in 1961 – and featuring the talents of Walter Norris on piano, Hal Gaylor on bass, and Billy Bean on guitar. The interplay between the members is fantastic – and the band falls in a tradition that reaches from the early Red Norvo groups to some of the ensembles that Jimmy Giuffre or Jim Hall worked with. The lead-off cut, "Grooveyard", is a great one – filled with power an intensity that you wouldn't guess from a group like this – and the album has lots of other nice moments like "D&D", "Scramble", "Out Front", and "Che Low". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy GiuffreJimmy Giuffre 3 ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
Groundbreaking trio work from the great Jimmy Giuffre – an album that cut loose both the piano and the drums – in a way that took Gerry Mulligan's earlier rhythm-less experiments with jazz, and pushed them one degree further! The group on the session features Giuffre on clarinet, tenor, and baritone sax – alongside the guitar of Jim Hall and bass of Ralph Pena – all working together with no other accompaniment, but in a way that's as swinging as it is airy – an amazing exercise in tone, color, and control! The sound is out of this world, and the notes just hang lightly in air – beautifully dancing around one another. Titles include "Voodoo", "Train & The River", "My All", "Crawdad Suite", and "Two Kinds Of Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear in one corner, but is nice overall.)

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Jimmy GiuffreTrav'lin' Light ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Very Good- ... $26.99
One of the most sublime Jimmy Giuffre albums of all time – and a perfect realization of his piano-less/bass-less trio style! The approach here is really revolutionary, especially for the time – as the group simply features Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Jim Hall on guitar, and Giuffre on reeds – working with no other rhythm at all, and coming up with this incredible approach to music that's as breathtaking as it is groundbreaking! Notes hang in mid-air, slowly sliding around one another, flying freely from the players, yet still managing to swing in a beautiful way. The titles are a mix of standards and originals – but all tracks sound completely unique, with a sound unlike anything else we can describe – and titles include "Swamp People", "Lonely Time", "Green Country", and "Travelin Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a name in pen in one corner.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Giuffre 3Easy Way ... LP
Verve, 1959. Good+ ... $14.99
The Easy Way? Jimmy Giuffre never did anything the easy way – and his classic albums from the late 50s, some of the strongest modern jazz sides of the time, are a great testament to that fact! This album's one of the most obscure – and features Jimmy in his groundbreaking percussion-less trio mode – blowing tenor, clarinet, and baritone in a group with Jim Hall on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. The notes hang magically in air – still quite rhythmic, despite the freedom of the setting, but also stretching forth in an unfettered style that set the stage for countless jazz experiments to come. Titles include "Montage", "Time Enough", "Off Center", "A Dream", "Ray's Time", and "Careful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the seams and a name in pen on back.)

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Sonny GreenwichEvol-ution, Love's Reverse ... LP
PM, 1979. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the few albums ever cut by the great Canadian guitarist Sonny Greenwich – a player who might be best known to American ears for his one recording with Hank Mobley, but who went onto make some great music of his own during the 70s! Greenwich has a style that's loose and sprightly – very uniquely his own, and shown here better than on any other record – a quality that has the single-note punch of Grant Green, but the airier vibe of Jim Hall at times – a surprising balance that comes off very well throughout. The album has Sonny in the company of PM Records labelmates Gene Perla on bass and Don Thompson on piano – plus Claude Ranger on drums – and titles include "A Day Is night To Some", "Time-Space", "Prelune", and "Nica's Dream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet In Hi Fi ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good- ... $3.99
One of Chico's earliest albums for Pacific Jazz – a set of tightly arranged tracks with a cool chamber feel to them – featuring a lineup that includes Buddy Collette on reeds, Fred Katz on cello, Jim Hall on guitar, and Carson Smith on bass. Collette, Katz, and Hall are at the height of their powers here – a bit restricted, perhaps, but in the way that Hamilton was using to craft some of the more creative sounds of the 50s LA jazz scene – perfectly shaped and formed throughout! Just about every band member contributed a song and an arrangement to the album – and titles include "The Ghost", "Chrissie", "Jonalah", "Sleepy Slept Here", "Drums West", "The Squimp", and "Sleep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape along the top & bottom seams.)

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Chico HamiltonEllington Suite ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Forget the Ellington in the title, because this is more a moody album of west coast chamber jazz, in the best tradition of the Chico Hamilton group! This album features the version of Chico's group with Paul Horn on flute and alto sax – plus Jim Hall guitar, Fred Katz cello, and Buddy Collette on tenor and alto sax. The sound differs a bit from the version you may know from the CD reissue – as that one features Dolphy in the group – but it's still great, with titles that include "Azure", "In A Mellotone", "Day Dream", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", and "I'm Just A Lucky So & So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Cover is in nice shape, with a bit of pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vol 2 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... $4.99
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the material here was recorded during the night of November 12 and early morning hours of November 13, 1956 – with an unusual group that features Hawes on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, Bruz Freeman on drums, and Jim Hall on guitar! Hall's ringing tones are a perfect partner for Hawes' light approach to the keys – and the relaxed, extended nature of the recording has both players really opening up on some of the album's longish tracks. Titles on this volume include "I'll Remember April", "I Should Care", "Woody'N You", "Two Bass Hit", "Will You Still Be Mine", "April In Paris" and "Blue 'N Boogie". CD

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✨✧ Lee KonitzLee Konitz Duets ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1967. Used ... $7.99
An interesting concept record, with Konitz approaching a variety of material, much of it written by his collaborators, in wide open duet settings. Players include Jim Hall, Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones and Richie Kamuca, and on each piece, both Konitz and his companion have loads of room to extrapolate on the base composition. Perhaps the highlight of the record is to be able to listen to Konitz wrap his warm tone around each piece, and then dance lightly around the melody. 8 numbers, including "Erb" with Jim Hall, "Checkerboard" with Dick Katz, and "You Don't Know What Love Is" with Joe Henderson. CD
Also available Lee Konitz Duets ... LP 5.99

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Lee KonitzLee Konitz Duets ... LP
Milestone, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
An interesting concept record, with Konitz approaching a variety of material, much of it written by his collaborators, in wide open duet settings. Players include Jim Hall, Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones and Richie Kamuca, and on each piece, both Konitz and his companion have loads of room to extrapolate on the base composition. Perhaps the highlight of the record is to be able to listen to Konitz wrap his warm tone around each piece, and then dance lightly around the melody. 8 numbers, including "Erb" with Jim Hall, "Checkerboard" with Dick Katz, and "You Don't Know What Love Is" with Joe Henderson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in glossy cover!)
Also available Lee Konitz Duets ... CD 7.99

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John Lewis, Bill Perkins & OthersGrand Encounter – 2 Degrees East/3 Degrees West ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good- ... $11.99
A classic meeting of east and west coast artists of the third stream jazz sphere of the late 50s – one that features the team of John Lewis and Percy Heath of the Modern Jazz Quartet working alongside the west coast tenor of Bill Perkins, plus the guitar of Jim Hall and drums of Chico Hamilton! The whole album's got quite a unique feel – one that's as airy as that of the MJQ work of the time, but not nearly as academic or sleepy – thanks to a nice biting tone from Perkins' tenor, which really seems to stretch out in the space provided by Lewis. There's almost a similarly sublime quality here as on Lewis' album with Sacha Distel – Afternoon In Paris – which featured a similar use of space for great tenor sound (in that case, the tenor of Barney Wilen.) Titles include "2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West", "Easy Living", "Skylark", and "I Can't Get Started". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Label has a Free Bonus Record stamp. Cover has split seams, with a piece of masking tape on the bottom, a center split on the spine, and Free Bonus Record stampon back.)
 
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Donald ByrdFancy Free ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
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
(SHMCD.)

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Donald ByrdFancy Free ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
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
(Liberty pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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✨✧ Teddy CharlesWord From Bird ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1956. Used ... $6.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Sparkling live work from Miles Davis – and a set that captures both sides of his talents on Columbia at the time! Half the material features a smoking quintet – with Hank Mobley on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the other half of the date features a larger orchestra led by Gil Evans – in the modern mode that make the Miles/Evans collaborations sound so great on some of the pair's studio records! Together, the material offers up a beautiful live portrait of Davis' early 60s genius – allowed a bit more space to roam in the live setting, on titles that include "So What", "New Rhumba", "Lament", and "No Blues" – all taken at a bit of a faster clip than in the studio, as Miles was wont to do in a live performance! LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Stan GetzEarly Stan ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1954. Very Good ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, a half split top seam, and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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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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Bennie GreenHornful Of Soul (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), 1960. Used ... $11.99
A killer of an album from one of the best hardbop trombonists of the 50s! This side's always been wickedly hard to find, and it comes from that later period when the Bethlehem label was cutting records that had a lot more of a soulful groove than earlier years. Bennie's playing with a hip group of underground players that includes Jimmy Forrest on tenor, Lem Davis on alto, and Skip Hall on organ – and although the tracks are short, they've got a fire that gets the job done in double-time, and which makes you think you're hearing some session on Prestige. Titles include "Catwalk", "Dee Dee", "Dibblin & Dabblin", and "Groove One". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Milt JacksonInvitation ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A very nice little Milt Jackson album – cut in the mode of some of his excellent soul jazz group sides from the mid 60s. This set pushes Milt past the format of much of his other work – especially that of the MJQ – as it features him in a very soulful sextet, working with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor, Ron Carter on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. The presence of Dorham and Heath give the album a light lyrical swing that really opens things up – and there's a fair bit of modally-oriented tunes on the set that hint at the more soulful playing of most of the players in the 70s. Tracks include a great version of "Invitation", plus "The Sealer", "Poom A Loom", "Ruby", and "None Shall Wander". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing.)

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Barney KesselSome Like It Hot ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ... $11.99
A pretty nice jazz tribute to the Billy Wilder film of the same name – and one that reprises a number of tunes from the film, especially popular songs of the 20s – but brings them back in a way that's still got plenty of hip 50s jazz touches! The record's nicely without the hoke that came with a lot of the music in the movie – thanks to a lineup that includes Art Pepper (on tenor, alto, and clarinet!), Joe Gordon, Jimmy Rowles, and Jack Marshall – playing a bit of rhythm guitar in addition to Barney Kessel's main solo one! And if there ever was a record to illustrate the old jazz adage "it ain't the song, it's the singer", this record may be it – because Barney and crew really work some magic with old chestnuts like "I Wanna Be Loved By You", "Sugar Blues", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Runnin Wild", "By The Beautiful Sea", and "I'm Through With Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD
Also available Some Like It Hot ... CD 11.99

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Barney KesselSome Like It Hot ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ... $11.99
A pretty nice jazz tribute to the Billy Wilder film of the same name – and one that reprises a number of tunes from the film, especially popular songs of the 20s – but brings them back in a way that's still got plenty of hip 50s jazz touches! The record's nicely without the hoke that came with a lot of the music in the movie – thanks to a lineup that includes Art Pepper (on tenor, alto, and clarinet!), Joe Gordon, Jimmy Rowles, and Jack Marshall – playing a bit of rhythm guitar in addition to Barney Kessel's main solo one! And if there ever was a record to illustrate the old jazz adage "it ain't the song, it's the singer", this record may be it – because Barney and crew really work some magic with old chestnuts like "I Wanna Be Loved By You", "Sugar Blues", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Runnin Wild", "By The Beautiful Sea", and "I'm Through With Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Some Like It Hot ... CD 11.99

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Jimmy McPartland & Wild Bill DavisonDixieland At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, aging and a few small spots of clear tape.)

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Jimmy RaneyJimmy Raney Plays (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Sealed ... $19.99
A beautiful early cooker from guitarist Raney – cut with that hard, almost raspy tone that we love so much in his work at the time! The session's a quartet outing with Hall Overton on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, Frank Isola on drums and the mysterious "Sven Coolson" (Stan Getz?) on tenor – all working nicely with Raney in the same open-ended, laidback swinging style of the work that he cut with Stan Getz as a leader during the same time. Titles include "Signal", "Motion", " Lee", and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice 10" LP reissue!)

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Sonny Rollins/Thad JonesSonny Rollins Plays/Thad Jones & His Ensemble (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Period/SSJ (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $21.99
A legendary split album from the hardbop underground of the 50s – two different sides by two different artists – both of them great! Side one features stunning work from Sonny Rollins – blowing at a level that matches his early gems for Blue Note, with that razor-sharp tone and sense of timing – and a style that's already beginning to move away from some of the more familiar conventions of bop. Sonny's tracks only include three numbers – but all are worth the price of admission – and feature Rollins on tenor with Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Gil Coggins on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kenny Dennis on drums – on the titles "Like Someone In Love", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "Theme From Pathetique Symphony". Thad Jones really shines on side two – an early demonstration of his conception for a larger group, but done at a level that's looser than some of his big band recordings with Mel Lewis. The group features tremendous tenor from Frank Foster on two tracks that also have piano by Jimmy Jones – and one longer number features Frank Wess instead on tenor, with Henry Coker on trombone and Tommy Flanagan on piano. This lineup performs a longer "Ballad Medley" – while Foster blows on "Lust For Life" and "I Got It Thad & That Ain't Bad". CD

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Jack TeagardenJack Teagarden – Jazz Great ... LP
Bethlehem, 1954. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Teddy CharlesWord From Bird ... LP
Atlantic, 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove – in really beautiful shape overall, save for a few light surface marks from the inner sleeve. Vinyl is clean, and cover is great!)
Also available Word From Bird ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sparkling live work from Miles Davis – and a set that captures both sides of his talents on Columbia at the time! Half the material features a smoking quintet – with Hank Mobley on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the other half of the date features a larger orchestra led by Gil Evans – in the modern mode that make the Miles/Evans collaborations sound so great on some of the pair's studio records! Together, the material offers up a beautiful live portrait of Davis' early 60s genius – allowed a bit more space to roam in the live setting, on titles that include "So What", "New Rhumba", "Lament", and "No Blues" – all taken at a bit of a faster clip than in the studio, as Miles was wont to do in a live performance! 2CD set features the full concert in one package – including material issued on the More From Carnegie Hall record – 11 tracks in all. CD
Also available Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sparkling live work from Miles Davis – and a set that captures both sides of his talents on Columbia at the time! Half the material features a smoking quintet – with Hank Mobley on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the other half of the date features a larger orchestra led by Gil Evans – in the modern mode that make the Miles/Evans collaborations sound so great on some of the pair's studio records! Together, the material offers up a beautiful live portrait of Davis' early 60s genius – allowed a bit more space to roam in the live setting, on titles that include "So What", "New Rhumba", "Lament", and "No Blues" – all taken at a bit of a faster clip than in the studio, as Miles was wont to do in a live performance! 8 tracks in all. CD
(90s Japanese pressing. Obi is included, but it has a tear and some tape.)
Also available Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall – The Legendary Performance Of May 19, 1961 ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Bennie GreenHornful Of Soul ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer of an album from one of the best hardbop trombonists of the 50s! This side's always been wickedly hard to find, and it comes from that later period when the Bethlehem label was cutting records that had a lot more of a soulful groove than earlier years. Bennie's playing with a hip group of underground players that includes Jimmy Forrest on tenor, Lem Davis on alto, and Skip Hall on organ – and although the tracks are short, they've got a fire that gets the job done in double-time, and which makes you think you're hearing some session on Prestige. Titles include "Catwalk", "Dee Dee", "Dibblin & Dabblin", and "Groove One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original pressing – red label, with deep groove – nice and clean! Cover has a bit of splitting on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)
Also available Hornful Of Soul (Japanese pressing) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Beaver Harris & The 360 Degree Music ExperienceFrom Rag Time To No Time ... LP
360 Degrees, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 moderate edge wear.)

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✨✧ Barney KesselSome Like It Hot ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty nice jazz tribute to the Billy Wilder film of the same name – and one that reprises a number of tunes from the film, especially popular songs of the 20s – but brings them back in a way that's still got plenty of hip 50s jazz touches! The record's nicely without the hoke that came with a lot of the music in the movie – thanks to a lineup that includes Art Pepper (on tenor, alto, and clarinet!), Joe Gordon, Jimmy Rowles, and Jack Marshall – playing a bit of rhythm guitar in addition to Barney Kessel's main solo one! And if there ever was a record to illustrate the old jazz adage "it ain't the song, it's the singer", this record may be it – because Barney and crew really work some magic with old chestnuts like "I Wanna Be Loved By You", "Sugar Blues", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Runnin Wild", "By The Beautiful Sea", and "I'm Through With Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label stereo pressing, with deep groove.)
Also available
Some Like It Hot ... CD 11.99
Some Like It Hot ... CD 11.99
 
 
 



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