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Luckey Roberts & Willie 'The Lion' SmithLuckey & The Lion – Harlem Piano Solos ... LP
Good Time Jazz, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Willie 'The Lion' SmithLegend Of Willie 'The Lion' Smith ... LP
Grand Award, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of those great albums that really gets at the full character of Willie The Lion Smith – as it features Willie playing, singing, and even reminiscing a bit too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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Willie 'The Lion' SmithSwinging Cub Men – Willie 'The Lion' Smith & His Cubs ... LP
Ace Of Hearts (UK), Mid 30s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie 'The Lion' SmithWillie 'The Lion' Smith ... LP
GNP, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a name in pen on back.)

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Willie The Lion SmithLive At Blues Alley ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1973. Very Good+ ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a center split on the bottom seam.)
 
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✨✧ Ruby BraffHear Me Talkin'! ... LP
Black Lion, 1971. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Cover has light aging and a cut corner)

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Nat King ColeAnatomy Of A Jam Session – The Sunset Allstars With Nat King Cole ... LP
Black Lion, 1945. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Early jazz material – with Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Herbie Haymer on tenor, John Simmons on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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FusionTop Soul ... LP
Alba/Lion, 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Top Soul indeed, as Fusion is a hip Chilean funk band from the early 70s – one who take plenty of influence from American grooves, but also bring in their own soulful elements as well! The sound here is somewhere between Kool & The Gang and Banda Black Rio – with quite a bit of the blend of the latter, especially in the way more local percussion riffs fill out grooves that have a solid grounding in American funk! Instrumentation listed is tenor, guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums – but there's clearly a lot more horns too, as well as some very hip percussion – played in ways that are almost more Brazilian than straight Latin – with a really fluid sensibility that jams nicely with the grooves. There's a slight bit of vocals on the record, but most of the album is instrumental – and titles include versions of Sly Stone's "Thank You" and The Crusaders "Way Back Home" – plus "Dedos", "Balada De Matias", "Dee Blooz", "Para Toda La Gente", "Pulsearas", and "Lamentation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)
Also available Top Soul ... CD 12.99

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Santa Y Su GenteUrgente ... LP
RCA/Lion, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
That's not Santa, as in Santa Claus – but a nickname for Santiago Salas, who works here in a very cool, jazzy mode! The album's got plenty of Latin roots, mixed with hipper 70s touches that include some key electric elements as well – all served up in a sparkling groove that's mighty unique, and which makes the record a real standout on the South American scene of the time! Some tunes are quite funky, with great electric piano lines over the rhythms – while others have more of a warmly glowing groove, one that seems to borrow a bit from Brazilian jazz of the time – yet make things into a style that's all its own. Some of these numbers have a bit of vocals, but the instrumental interplay of the album is much stronger overall – especially the Fender Rhodes lines that make the album well worth owning for any fan of 70s electric funk! Titles include "El Salero", "Colores", "Murumba", "La Muneca", "Niebla", "Pajaros En El Jardin", and "Triangulo Espanol". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)
Also available Urgente ... CD 12.99

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Sonny Stitt & The GiantsNight Work ... LP
Black Lion, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An overlooked 60s session – with Stitt on alto, Howard McGhee on trumpet, Walter Bishop Jr on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Tracks are longish – and titles include 'Hello", "Matter Horns", and "Night Work". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and some flaking from moisture at the bottom, with some splitting on the seam.)

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Sunset All StarsJammin At Sunset Vol 1 ... LP
Black Lion (UK), Mid 40s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Buddy TateJumping On The West Coast ... LP
Black Lion, 1947/1949. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Great early tenor from Buddy Tate – with piano on some tracks by Bill Doggett! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ben WebsterSaturday Night At The Monmartre ... LP
Black Lion, 1965. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Late Ben Webster – recorded with a freer approach than some of his 50s sides, working in a live setting with a rhythm group that includes Kenny Drew on piano, Neils Henning Orsted Pederson on bass, and Alex Riel on drums. Tracks include "I Can't Get Started", "Londonderry Air", "My Romance", and "Blues For Herluf". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Teddy WilsonMoonglow ... LP
Black Lion, 1967. Very Good+ ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some spots of sticker residue.)

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Teddy WilsonRunnin Wild ... LP
Black Lion, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey ... LP
Lion, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & His Orchestra ... LP
Lion, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Purple label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has fully split seams.)

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✨✧ Teddy WilsonStriding After Fats ... LP
Black Lion, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(US pressing.)
 
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✨✧ Eddie CondonEddie Condon & His All Stars – Jazum 04 ... LP
Jazum, 1944. Near Mint- ... $2.99
The first in the Town Hall concert series, that was broadcast over the Armed Forces Network, featuring Condon with Pee Wee Russell, Willie The Lion Smith, Hot Lips Page and Bobby Hackett. Titles include "Ballin The Jack", "At The Jazz Band Hall", "St Louis Blues", "Time On My Hands" and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kenny DrewUndercurrent (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of the greatest albums ever by pianist Kenny Drew – a record that's as noteworthy for the contributions of the sidemen as it is for the efforts of the leader! Drew's a player who often worked mostly in trio formats – but here, he's hitting hard with a righteous Blue Note power – thanks to the presence of Hank Mobley on tenor and Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, both of whom really give the record an edge! Drew's lyrical sensibilities are shifted to darker, more modern moments at times – and the rest of the group features Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. An essential addition to the Blue Note legacy of Mobley and Hubbard – and the set's filled with original tunes by Kenny, including "The Pot's On", "Undercurrent", "Funk-Cosity", and "Lion's Den". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Undercurrent (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Lloyd McNeill & Marshall HawkinsTanner Suite (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Asha/Soul Jazz (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
One of the rarest and most sublime records from the legendary Lloyd McNeill – a performance commissioned by the Smithsonian in 1969, and featuring just McNeill and flute alongside the bass of Marshall Hawkins! The spare approach is different than some of Lloyd's other releases on his tiny Asha label – and the lack of core rhythm on most tracks really lets McNeill stretch out in these beautifully-flowing flute lines – very spiritual, and almost Dolphy-esque – while Hawkins shades in the sound with both bowed lines and these brooding plucked passages that carry a lot of power in the open space. As with McNeill's other genius releases of the time, the music is never too far out – but always searching soulfully for something new – and the quality of the whole thing really surpasses most other records of this nature from the time. Titles include "Black Expatriate", "Tanner Blue", "Daniel In The Lion's Den", and "The Banjo Lesson". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000! Includes download.)
Also available Tanner Suite (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Hartmut Geerken & John TchicaiHindukush Serenade ... LP
Holidays (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the most hypnotic, exotic work we've ever heard from either John Tchicai or Hartmut Geerken – a live performance recorded in Kabul during the late 70s, and one that features both players handling a wide variety of instruments! At the core, Tchicai plays alto, soprano sax, and flute – but also brings in some unusual percussion instruments, tchinkas, a lion roar string drum, and Egyptian cymbals – and Geerken shifts between standard piano, piano strings, and prepared piano – and also handles Sunny's Sun Harp, gongs, short wave radio, boo-chals, baz, and more – coming together with Tchicai in this very organic, spiritual style! Titles include "Invocations For Angels & Demons", "For Tesla Without Fessla", and "Point Of Low Return". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 250!)

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✨✧ Frank LoweFresh ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the better recordings created for the Arista/Freedom series, rather than licensed from tapes Alan Bates had already produced for Black Lion – and a nice set of loft jazz played by Lowe with help from Lester and Joseph Bowie, Abdul Wadud, Steve Reid, and Charles Bobo Shaw. The group play 2 Monk tracks, "Epistrophy" and "Mysterioso", plus 2 Lowe originals, "Play Some Blues" and "Fresh", with a sound befitting the title track, approaching the new thing with a respect for the swing and blues roots of jazz. The final track "Chu's Blues", is a little different from the rest of the LP, a great grooving number that was performed by Lowe in Memphis, with help from the Memphis Four. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
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Basso Valdambrini QuintetFonit H602/603 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
Wonderful work from one of the greatest Italian jazz groups of the 60s – heard here in two of their rarest recordings! The set brings together material from two sessions that were only issued on the Fonit sound library label – but both are every bit as sharp and soulful as the best Basso-Valdambrini work for bigger labels – including their early 60s gems on RCA! And like those records, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm here – kind of the soul jazz side of Blue Note, but handled with a fresh sound that's nicely free of any copycat cliches – and which instead really has the group finding their own voice through their writing and solos. The H602 album is billed as "pop jazz" – which is more a 60s soul jazz style – and H603 is called "Californiano", with a bit of a west coast vibe, but still very much the best grooves we've come to love from the combo. The lineup on both includes tremendous trumpet from Oscar Valdabrini and tenor from Gianni Basso – with rhythms from Ettore Righello on piano, Giorgio Azzolini on bass, and Lionella Bionda on drums. Titles include "Pick Up", "Glaucus", "Gold Mine", "From Me", "Maglione", "Muy", "Plinius", and "Transistor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the entire record too!)
Also available Fonit H602/603 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ George BensonGive Me The Night ... LP
Qwest/Warner, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
Yipes! This one made everyone a bucket of money – especially Quincy Jones, whose new Qwest imprint the record was one of the first to grace. George has come a long way from his roots with Jack McDuff here – but in a way that kind of has us impressed, as he's grooving away slickly on guitar, laying down some smooth vocals that we never would have imagined from his mid 60s recordings. Includes the massive hit "Give Me The Night", a cover of "Moody's Mood", and the tracks "Star Of A Story (X)", "Midnight Love Affair", "What's On Your Mind", and "Dinorah, Dinorah". The sound of a million supermarkets and elevators during the 80s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing on Trip.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissPortrait Of Sonny Criss ... LP
Prestige, 1967. Near Mint- ... $8.99
The great altoist Sonny Criss is one of our favorite-ever reed players, and this beautiful session from his late 60's "comeback" period is a loving portrait of the wide range of his deep deep talents! On the surface, the record is deceptively simple, and only features Criss' work on alto sax, alongside with a piano trio led by Walter Davis. On hearing, though, the album is a rich tapestry of many soulful colors, all wrought by Sonny in a tone that had travelled the world – and which had been beaten down by years of struggle. All tracks are great, and titles include "On A Clear Day", "Blues In The Closet", "Wee", and "A Million Or More Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has some wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Deodato2001 (aka Prelude) ... LP
CTI, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
A million-seller, but also a record that no home should be without – and easily one of THE greatest keyboard albums of the 70s! The album's the one that features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender Rhodes lines that set a new standard for the instrument, with a funky undercurrent that few would have expected for the tune. Other tracks are nice too – and include a great bossa-y version of "Baubles Bangles & Beads", plus "Spirit Of Summer", "September 13", and "Carly & Carole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ DeodatoPrelude ... LP
CTI, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A million-seller, but also a record that no home should be without – and easily one of THE greatest keyboard albums of the 70s! The album's the one that features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender Rhodes lines that set a new standard for the instrument, with a funky undercurrent that few would have expected for the tune. Other tracks are nice too – and include a great bossa-y version of "Baubles Bangles & Beads", plus "Spirit Of Summer", "September 13", and "Carly & Carole". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Prelude ... CD 5.99

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Johnny DoddsNew Orleans Clarinet ... LP
Riverside, 1920s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Seminal recordings of the trad clarinetist, recorded in Chicago in a variety of settings, mostly smaller bluesy groups of the sort that were inhabiting the south and west sides of town. Like Louis Armstrong, he supplanted his New Orleans style to Chicago, meshing it with the urban black musics that would become the roots of jazz. A dozen numbers in all, recorded with Jasper Taylor's State Street Boys, Junie Cobb's Hometown Band, Viola Bartlette, Blind Blake, the State Street Rqamblers and Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders, including "It Must Be The Blues", "State Street Blues", "East Coast Trot", "Chicago Buzz", "Walk Easy 'Cause My Papa's Here", 'Southbound Rag", "Bohunkus Blues", "Buddy Burton's Jazz", "Cootie Stomp", "Weary Way Blues", "Chicago Mess Around" and "Gallion Stomp". LP, Vinyl record album
(White & blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on Side 2. Cover has a split top seam and spine, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Duke EllingtonGenius Of Duke – A Tribute To Duke Ellington – A New Series Of 15 Minute Radio Shows Featuring Duke Ellington's All Time Favorites ... LP
Social Security Administration, Late 70s. Near Mint- 7LP ... $7.99
Hosted by Mercer Ellington, Jerry Valburn and Michael James including comentary by Billy Taylor, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Box has some wear and a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Wilton FelderInherit The Wind ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good Gatefold ... $0.49
One of the best Crusaders-related solo projects – a soulful bit of fusion from saxophonist Wilton Felder, co-produced with his fellow Crusaders! The album's got the best sunny finish of the group's late 70s albums – traces of Latin, funk, and soul bubbling through a warm jazzy mix – staying soulful all the way through, and coming up with a sound that's smooth, but never sleepy. The blueprint for a million other records – none of which ever sounded this good! Titles include "Insight", "LA Light", "Until The Morning Comes", "Someday We'll All Be Free", and "Inherit The Wind". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespieDevelopment Of An American Artist 1940 to 1946 ... LP
Smithsonian, 1940s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Early recordings from Diz – including tracks from rare Vocalion, Masterseal, Manor, Guild, and Dial 78s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a nice booklet.)

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Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1938. Very Good ... $7.99
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy green label pressing, with gold text. Cover has some wear & black tape along the spine.)

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Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Vol 1 (second cover) ... LP
Columbia, 1938. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)

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Benny GoodmanLive At Carnegie Hall – 40th Anniversary Concert ... LP
Phase 4, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
An album recorded in celebration of the anniversary of Benny Goodman's 1938 appearance at Carnegie Hall – but one that features a host of famous guest stars that include Mary Lou Williams, Buddy Tate, and Lionel Hampton! The groove is somewhat in the spirit of the older concert, but there's certainly some modern touches too – not just in the way the music is recorded (crystal clear, as is the Phase 4 way), but also in some of the tonal shadings in the tunes – clearly informed with a bit of the modernisms of the intervening 40 years. Titles include "Send In The Clowns", "Star Dust", "I Love A Piano", "Roll Em", "Rocky Raccoon", "String Of Pearls", "Goodbye", "Christopher Columbus", "Lady Be Good", and "Don't Be That Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Lionel HamptonCrazy Rhythm ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A pretty great album from Lionel Hampton – recorded in Paris in jam session mode, with work by great French players like Rene Urtreger, Sacha Distel, and Guy Pederson, plus American players like Benny Bailey and Nat Adderley. Titles include "A La French", "Crazy Rhythm", "Night & Day", and "Red Ribbon". Nicely jamming – like Hamp's great sessions for Verve! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation and a bit of peeling in the gloss on front.)

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Lionel HamptonGenius Of Lionel Hampton ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $11.99
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(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split spine, a strip of cloth tape on the top seam, some aging, and some pen.)

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Lionel HamptonHallelujah Hamp ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of Lionel Hampton's great small combo sides for Verve from the 50s – done mostly with accompaniment from a trio of Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich – plus the addition of guitar from Herb Ellis on a few of the album's shorter tracks. It's the longer ones that are really the best, though – loose takes of "Tenderly", "Hamp's Boogie Woogie", and "Hallelujah" that really get at the inventive power of Hampton during his ever-popular live dates. Shorter tunes are nice too, but a bit less compelling – and titles include "A Foggy Day" and "Honeysuckle Rose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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Lionel HamptonHamp In Paris ... LP
EmArcy, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A bit trad, but still a pretty great session of work from Hamp – recorded in Paris, as you'd expect from the title, a place where he did some of his finest work in the 50s! Players include Mezz Mezzrow, Buddy Banks, Andre Persiany, and Kansas Fields – and tracks include "Elmar The Stock Broker", "Crazy Hamp", "Mezz & The Hamp", "Blues For The Hot Club Of France", "Wailin Panassie", and "Mister Fedor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing with a deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Lionel HamptonHamp's Big Band ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1959/1960. Very Good ... $7.99
Very groovy work from Lionel Hampton – a late 50s return to big band work, after a fair bit of small combo sessions for Verve! The album's got an upbeat feel that's partially in the Hampton mode of years back, but often more towards a 60s sort of vibe – romping with some rockish inspirations in the rhythms, and almost pointing the way towards a modder, groovier sound overall. The band is large, and features Donald Byrd and Cat Anderson on trumpets, Lou Blackburn and Wade Marcus on trombones, Eddie Pazant on alto, Wade Legge on piano, and Charlie Persip on drums – proving again that mid century rule that all great players had to play for a spell in Hampton's group! Hampton vocalizes a bit, and titles include "Kidney Stew", "Hamp's Mambo", "Night Train", "Elain & Daffy", "Big Brass", and "Hey Baby Re Bob". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has ink stamps and some pen on back.)

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Lionel HamptonHamp's Big Four ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Although Lionel Hampton's always best remembered for his storming swing days in the early 40s, we love him on records like this one – an easy open-ended straight jazz session from the 50s, with lots of room for soloing in a much more jazz-oriented vein than you'll hear on Hamp's early records. The group's a small all-star combo that features Roy Brown, Buddy Rich, and Oscar Peterson next to Hamp's vibes – and the set list includes long takes of "Midnight Sun", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues For Norman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – including obi. Cover has light wear.)

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Lionel HamptonJam Session In Paris ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good- ... $9.99
Paris was always great to Lionel Hampton – but it seemed like in the mid 50s, he cut some of his best work of the decade in the city! This set features a great batch of track that Hamp cut in the company of travelling American jazz greats like Benny Bailey, Nat Adderley, and David Amram, plus some crack French players like Rene Urtreger, Sacha Distel, and Guy Pederson. The tracks are simple jamming numbers – long and open-ended, in the mode of some of Hamp's very popular live work at the time. The vibes are right out front – hard-edged, with that soulful sound that Hamp pioneered on the instrument – and the other players are given very ample room to solo. Titles include "Voice Of The North", "All The Things You Are", and "Zebu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drumer logo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl appears a bit foggy and plays with some light surface noise.)
 
 
 



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