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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
(Red label pressing. Cover has some pen on back.)
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Bill Coleman & Guy LafitteMainstream At Montreux ... LP
Black Lion, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A rich testament to the strength of the Parisian traditional jazz scene in the early 70s – as key players Coleman and Lafitte work here with a quintet live at the Montreux jazz fest in 1973. Lafitte's tenor is always a treasure, warm and rich, but moody and edgey at the same time – like the best late work of Coleman Hawkins. The longish tracks on the set give him plenty of space to solo – and titles include "Sur Les Quais Du Vieux Paris", "L and L Blues", "Tour De Force", and "Montreux Jump". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Slide HamptonWorld Of Trombones (West 54) ... LP
Black Lion/West 54, 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The title's no lie, as Slide Hampton's working here with a very trombone-heavy group – a lineup that features 8 other players on the instrument - including Clifford Adams, Curtis Fuller, Papo Vasquez, Steve Turre, and Earl McIntyre! The only other music in the group is from the trio of Albert Dailey on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums – and Hampton's deft arranging skills really hone the larger group of players into a wonderful groove – one that still allows a fair bit of solo space, but which never lets things get cliched in a too-brassy sort of way. There's a leanness here that's really surprising, and at many points the rhythm section seems to drop out and let the trombones handle most of the sound in the set. Titles include "Con Alma", "Impressions", "Chorale", "Lester Leaps In", and "Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Illinois JacquetGenius At Work ... LP
Black Lion, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A small combo live recording at Ronnie Scotts – with Milt Buckner on Hammond! LP, Vinyl record album

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Santa Y Su GenteUrgente ... LP
RCA/Lion, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
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
Also available Urgente ... CD 12.99

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Art TatumGenius ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1944/1945. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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✨✧ Barney Kessel & Stephane GrappelliLimehouse Blues ... LP
Black Lion, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Charles TolliverCharles Tolliver & His All Stars (aka Paper Man) ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice! This is the original Black Lion pressing of an album that would later be issued by Arista under the title Paper Man – early work from the man behind Strata East, recorded in 1968, and one of the first sessions that Tolliver ever cut as a leader! Charles Tolliver's unique melodicism and rich modalities ride over deep, often funky, and sometimes twisted grooves generated by the powerhouse rhythm section of Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Joe Chambers. Gary Bartz also plays on half of the record – and tracks include "Earl's World", "Paper Man", "Lil's Paradise", and "Right Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness & staining.)

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✨✧ NexusEn El Comienzo del Topos Uranos ... LP
Lion, 2016. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A contemporary set of rock fusion recorded in Buenos Aries – but one with a spacey vibe that takes us right back to the 70s bom in the genre! The group's a quartet, and very heavy on guitars and keyboards – which they weave together in a spiralling musical path to soar to the skies – a bit prog at times, a bit more jamming fusion at others – all instrumental, save for some light voices on one track. Titles include "En El Tercer Planeta", "El Ultimo Dia", "La Casa Del Invierno", "Un Cristal Bajo El Agua", and "Huellas". (Rock, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies.)
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Modern Sound Quartet (Oscar Rocchi)Horoscope (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Edizioni Minstrel/Spettro (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A fantastic trip into the twelve signs of the Zodiac, courtesy of the Modern Sound Quartet – a very funky instrumental group that features lots of sweet keyboards from Oscar Rocchi! The music follows a similar format to other great zodiac funk records of the 70s – in that each of the tracks has a different spirit, designed to match the mood of the horoscope sign – although given that each of them gets a 70s electric approach, there's still a nicely unified feel to the set! Grooves run from funky cop/crime work to some more sophisticated modes – and titles include "Lion", "Virgin", "Cancer", "Scorpion", "The Gemini", "Balance", "Fishes", and "Aries". (Sound Library, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Miles MosleyUprising ... LP
Verve, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Blue-eyed funky soul from Miles Mosley – an artist who's working here with the West Coast Get Down group that features Cameron Graves on piano and Kamasai Washington on tenor sax! The vocals are definitely in the lead, though – as Miles draws on classic soul and jazz that really push his vocal range – on material that's nicely open and expressive, maybe more so than other singers of this nature. There's some larger arrangements at times – but most of the energy seems to come from the core combo, of which Miles is definitely in the lead – on tracks that include "LA Won't Bring You Down", "Heartbreaking Efforts Of Others", "Your Only Cover", "More Than This", "Reap A Soul", and "Young Lion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Uprising ... CD 7.99

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Kelly Stevens & CarnivalWhen You Wish Upon A Star ... LP
AVI, 1977. Near Mint- ... $33.99
A wild record! Singer Kelly Stevens turns out some fusion versions of Disney songs – not recent ones from the overwrought Lion King days, but old ones, of classic cartoon years. The best part of all, though, is that Kelly's working here with a hip Finnish combo with some great electric keyboards – grooving in a mode that's got a breezy European finish, and which makes the record sparkle like some lost MPS or 70s San Francisco jazz gem. Of course, a few songs are a bit too hokey to get into – but there's some other ones on here that are surprisingly great, and which have an expansive sound that really opens up the tracks. Includes a funky break version of "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf", a scatting grooving take on "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo", and the tracks "Chim Chim Cheree", "Alice In Wonderland", "When You Wish Upon A Star", and "Heigh Ho". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing! Cover's got some light wear, but vinyl is great.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoParis Session ... LP
Arista, 1969/1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice 2LP set that brought the US some of the great recordings cut by the Art Ensemble while they were in Paris (some of which have also come out under the Black Lion imprint). All of the material was recorded in the Polydor Studios in Paris in 1969, and the tracks include "The Spiritual", "Tutankhamun", "Toro", "Tthintthedalen", and "Lori Song". The feel of the tracks is very laidback, spare, and similar to the material on People in Sorrow, which was recorded during the same period. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a sticker spot, and light wear.)

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✨✧ HiroshimaHiroshima ... LP
Arista, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first album from Hiroshima – a group who took the 70s experiments in Japanese fusion right into the American mainstream – with a wonderful blend of jazz and soul, and a production style that was never too polished or commercial! The group's led by reedman Dan Kuramota – who plays both sax and flutes, including a bit of Japanese wooden flute – which gives the record a few slight "Eastern" touches a times, although the overall vibe is strongly in the best soulful fusion of the period! In keeping with that approach, there's a bit of vocals on the record – sung in English with a soulful vibe – on titles that include "Lion Dance", "Da Da", "Taiko Song", "Holidays", "Never Ever", and "Kokoro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonLong Tall Dexter – The Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/1976. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A huge collection of material that Dexter recorded for Savoy in the early bop years – mostly issued as 78 rpm singles, but also including a number of tracks from the album Dexter Rides Again. The set brings together a wealth of alternate takes of the material, including a number of unissued ones – as well as great notes on the material, and a higher level of sound quality than the original vinyl. Titles include "The Lion Roars", "After Hours Bop", "Dexter Digs In", "Settin The Pace", "Blow Mr Dexter", "Long Tall Dexter", and "Dexter Rides Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible batch of electric funk from Grover Washington Jr – easily one of his best albums ever! The record really picks up from the sweet CTI sound of the 70s – taking Bob James arrangements with a lot of space and electric keyboards, and letting Groover blow some wonderfully soulful lines over the top on soprano sax! The album's got some really wonderful funk tracks that feature a mad mix of drums, bass, and lots of that Bob James "space" – including the massive cuts "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" – both of them magic! Other tracks include "Moonstreams", "It Feels So Good", and "The Sea Lion". LP, Vinyl record album
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Duke EllingtonBrunswick Vocalion Rarities ... LP
MCA, Late 20s/Early 30s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Lionel HamptonHallelujah Hamp ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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
(Mono Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split seams and some peeling and remnants from tape removal on front.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & The Just Jazz All Stars (alternate cover) ... LP
GNP, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of the few albums to really get at the genius of the Lionel Hampton group at the height of their powers – their crowd-pleasing antics that were always a big draw for live audiences! This set catches Hamp and a great group at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium – playing on long tracks with plenty of cool flourishes and really strong standout moments – pyrotechnic throughout, even in the mellower moments! Hampton is on piano, vibes, and drums – and other players include Willie Smith on alto, Charlie Shaves on trumpet, and Milt Bucker on piano. Tunes include "Kaba's Blues", "Hamps Boogie Woogie", "Perdido", and "Central Avenue Breakdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Live (Apollo Hall Concert) ... LP
Fontana (Netherlands), 1954. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A classic live set – with a group that includes Jay Peters and Elvin Frazier on tenor, Jay Dennis on alto, Wallace Davenport on baritone, Nat Adderley on trumpet, and Dwike Mitchell on piano. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Stardust", "Lover Man", and "Vibe Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a nice photo insert of Coleman Hawkins too.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonSilver Vibes ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonSwing Classics ... LP
RCA, 1930s/1940s. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lionel Hampton & His OrchestraWailin' At The Trianon ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good ... $2.99
A nice live set Hamp recorded at the Trianon Ballroom in Chicago in 1954, one of the few albums he issued on Columbia, and an aptly titled LP, with the group pulling out all the stops. At the time Hampton's orchestra featured Pete Badie on bass, Bill Mackel on guitar, Jay Peters on tenor, Walter Williams on trumpet and Edwin Frazier on tenor, plus many others. Quincy Jones also plays trumpet and did the arrangements for "Love For Sale". All the takes are nice and lengthy, with the soloists taking plenty of rtoom to stretch out, and the other numbers include "The Chase", "Wailin At The Trianon", "Mark VII", ""How High The Moon" and "Stardust". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has tape along all seams.)

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✨✧ Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, Roy EldridgeJam Session #5 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
Classic Jam Session work from Norman Granz – one of the best, a record that shows some really great work by Lionel Hampton – grooving it up nicely in the relaxed mode of the session, and working with a group that features Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Johnny Hodges, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich and Ray Brown – on two long tracks, "Rose Room" and "Jamming For Clef". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has tape along the top seam & some pen on the back.)

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Lionel Hampton/Chick Corea/Don Lamond/Billy MackelEuropa Jazz ... LP
Europa Jazz (Italy), 1981. Sealed Gatefold ... $3.99
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Art Tatum/Lionel Hampton/Buddy RichTatum Group Masterpieces (Musical Heritage Society) ... LP
Pablo/Musical Heritage Society, 1955. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Tracks include "Verve Blues", "Plaid", "Somebody Loves Me", "September Song", and "Deep Purple"! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Tony Williams LifetimeMillion Dollar Legs ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Tony Williams is a million miles from his work with the Miles Davis Quintet on this record – grooving in a heavy rock/fusion mode with his New Lifetime group that includes Allan Holdsworth on guitar, Tony Newton on bass and vocals, and Alan Pasqua on keyboards! The tracks have a post Jeff Beck kind of approach – lots of heavy riffing in a way that does create a bit of funk at the right moments, almost in the Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin mode – and Williams' drums are right at home in the setting, and somehow filled with as much imagination and creativity as before! Titles include "Sweet Revenge", "Inspirations Of Love", "Lady Jade", "What You Do To Me", and "Joy Filled Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonGolden Vibes ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonHamp In Paris (10 inch LP) ... LP
EmArcy, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 "Sweet Lorraine", "Blues For The Hot Club Of France", "Wailin Panassie", and "Mister Fedor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(Speakers Corner pressing.)

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Benny GoodmanLive At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Columbia, 1938. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $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, on his famous reading of "Sing Sing Sing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... LP
Fantasy, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De Carnaval" and "Samba De Orpheus". However, Guaraldi also managed to pen his own amazing track – "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" – a lyrical romping piano instrumental that went onto become a huge charting instrumental hit during the 60s. The track's been heard a million times over the years, but it's still pretty darn great – and it's surrounded in a nice set with other tunes that have the same feel – including "O Nosso Amour", "Alma-Ville", "Since I Fell For You", and "Moon River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Mammal HandsAnimalia ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
Strong work by Mammal Hands – a trio with a sound that feels much bigger than that – and they deliver one of the most compelling records yet on the always fresh Gondwana label! There's driven sense of melody that's pretty incredible – with influences that range from Pharaoh Sanders, to the avant classical, or generally unclassifiable mood pieces of Steve Reich, to Eastern jazz, particularly with the tabla in the percussion mix. As adventurous as their influences are, the melodies are tight and inviting, and it makes for unique mix of styles that works very well together. The group features brothers Nick Smart and Jordan Smart – Nick on piano and Jordan on sax – with Jesse Barrett on drums and tabla. Produced by Matthew Halsall. Includes "Mansions Of Millions Of Years", "Snow Bough", "Kandaiki", "Spinning The Wheel", "Bustle", "Inuit Party", "Street Sweeper" and "Tiny Crumb". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wes MontgomeryDay In The Life ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1967. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Mindblowing! This is when Wes Montgomery really starts to get interesting to us – when he's working with a top-line arranger like Don Sebesky, crafting some incredibly compelling chords over lightly jazzy arrangements and soaring strings, in a whole new mode of expression that would go onto transform a generation of guitar players! And sure, this album sold a gazillion copies – but we'll be honest in saying that we think it's loads more complex and mature than some of Wes' straight jazz sides from earlier years – light years away from the small combo dates of the early years, both in conception and sound. Titles include "Day In The Life", "Watch What Happens", "California Nights", "Windy", "Trust In Me", and "The Joker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with a spot of tape & marker.)

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Palm UnitHommage A Jef Gilson ... LP
Super Sonic Jazz (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99
A beautiful tribute to pianist Jef Gilson – one of the hippest French jazz talents of the 60s and 70s – put together by a combo who take their name from his legendary Palm Records label! The group here are a quartet, and they work with wonderfully moody use of Hohner electric piano by Fred Escoffier, plus a bit of Farfisa and Hammond – of which are used spaciously, over rhythms that often move a lot more fiercely – with a third element created from the soulful tenor work of Lionel Martin – a saxophonist who really gets the spirit of the older Palm Records releases right! Actually, the whole group gets the spirit right – working here with a knowledge of the freer corners of jazz, but never going to that space – and instead hanging back in this spiritual blend of global currents, but all with a sensibility that's really unique. The mixture of tenor and harder electric piano lines is already great enough – but the loose rhythms at the core are what really send things home – on titles that include the Jef Gilson compositions "Mother Africa", "Chant Inca", "Chakan", "Mode De Fa", "Newport Bounce", and "Ouverture Jazz Pour San Remo" – plus a version of "The Creator Has A Master Plan". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hommage A Jef Gilson ... CD 16.99

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Wagner TisoGiselle ... LP
Verve, 1987. Sealed ... $5.99
Features Wagner Tiso on piano and keyboards – with Nivaldo Ornelas on tenor, Mauro Senise on soprano sax, Victor Biglioni on guitar, and Robertinho Silva on drums – plus guest vocals from Milton Nascimento and Lo Borges! (Brazil, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Tommy TurrentineTommy Turrentine ... LP
Time, 1959. Near Mint- ... $38.99
One of the most fantastic hardbop albums of all time! Tommy Turrentine was the less-famous trumpet-playing brother of Stanley Turrentine – but he was a hell of a player in his early days, and he cut some amazing records with his brother during the younger years of his career. This is the only record we've ever seen that features him as a leader – but the session's a monster, with the kind of razor-sharp hardbop playing we'd stack up there with must-have LPs like Art Blakey's Freedom Rider, Hank Mobley's Caddy For Daddy, or the legendary Young Lions session on Vee Jay. The group features a number of players who were working with Max Roach at the time – including Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Julian Priester on trombone – as well as Roach on drums, Horace Parlan on piano, and Bob Boswell on bass. Titles include "Gunga Din", "Too Clean", "Time's Up", "Long As You're Living", "Blues For JP", and "Webb City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Clarence Wheeler & The EnforcersDoin' What We Wanna ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
A landmark album from this legendary Chicago soul jazz combo – and a record that helped set the tone for changes to come in funky jazz for the 70s! Tenorist Clarence Wheeler heads up the group – and they've got an amazing organ/bass sound that's made them a legend with funk fans for years – a groove that's filled with complicated riffing and changes, almost the "next level" of soul jazz beyond the already hip Jack McDuff groove of the Prestige years – taken into a lot more righteous territory! The grooves are totally infectious, and they echo with some of the best styles of the group's contemporaries on the Chicago scene – particularly the electric Eddie Harris combo, or the best work going down over at Cadet Records! The album features a wonderful extended version of "Hey Jude", with a million jazzy changes and loads of nice riffs (which is probably why it's been heavily sampled) – plus groovy groovy versions of Eddie Harris' "Sham Time" and Jack McDuff's "Theme From The Electric Surfboard". And all that's only on side one! Side two's got even more great stuff – like "Doin What I Wanna", "Dream Bossa Nova", and "Right On" – and the whole record's a gem! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has gloss wrinkles and a name in marker on back.)

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VariousDefinitive Jazz Scene 2 – A Collection Of Rare & Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
Excellent work from the glory days of Impulse Records – tracks from sessions for the label's most famous albums, but never issued until this special package! We're not normally ones to dig various artists collections in jazz, but this series is wonderful – an essential counterpart to the main records on Impulse, and filled with work that really offers a fresh look at the musicians. This 2nd volume is a bit more mainstream than some of the others, but still quite nice – and titles include "Gloria" by JJ Johnson, "Dear Old Stockholm" by John Coltrane, "Anything I Do" by Tommy Flanagan, "Moon Over My Annie" by Lionel Hampton, "The Blues Ain't Nothin But Some Pain" by Shirley Scott, and "Night Lights" by Oliver Nelson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed gatefold copy – most likely the rainbow label.)

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VariousRough Guide To Ragtime Blues (with download) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rough Guide, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... $19.99
Not the popular ragtime material you'll know from Scott Joplin and 70s revival years – and instead a batch of raw early blues sides, all from the 78rpm generation! Titles include "Have More Faith In Jesus" by Reverend Gary Davis, "Money Never Runs Out" by Cannon's Jug Stompers, "Southern Can Is Mine" by Blind Willie McTell, "South Carolina Rag (take 2)" by Willie Walker, "Piccolo Rag" by Blind Boy Fuller, "Drop That Sack" by Papa Charlie Jackson", "Your Biscuits Are Big Enough For Me" by Bo Carter, and "Ragtime Millionaire" by William Moore. (Blues, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – which also includes bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has moderate wear & some pen on the back. Vinyl plays with some clicks & surface noise.)

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✨✧ Wilton FelderInherit The Wind ... LP
MCA, 1980. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has an index label and some marker.)

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✨✧ Terry GibbsExciting Terry Gibbs Big Band – Recorded Live At The Summit In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We don't know if we'd stretch so far as to use the word "exciting" to talk about Terry's work – but his band here is filled with some great west coast players – including Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca, Mel Lewis, Frank Rosolino, and Joe Maini – all coming together with a bit more of a kick than usual. Terry's vibes are right out front in the mix, almost doing a mainstream Lionel Hampton kind of thing – on short tracks that include "Summit Blues", "Limerick Waltz", "None Cone", "Ja Da", and "T & S". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including torn obi and insert.)

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesAlto Blue ... LP
Verve, Late 50s/Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice collection of strong material from Hodges' late 50s Verve sessions, put together in the late 60s with a new cover, as part of the VSP series. The focus here is on long drawn-out bluesy material, with the sort of relaxed swinging style that Verve handled so well. Other players include Ben Webster, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson, and Roy Eldridge – and titles include "Cool Your Motor", "Jam Blues", "Blues A Plenty", and "Honey Hill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... LP
CBS, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We know you've seen this record a million times, just like us, and probably passed it up because it appears to be a greatest hits compilation, just like we did! But it's actually Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Roy Ayers & Wayne HendersonPrime Time ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
A funky classic from the team of Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson – both at the top of their game here, and effortlessly mixing together jazz, funk, and soul! The record really seems to embrace the best of both artists' styles – some of the bassy groovers that Wayne did so well himself, and while producing for other artists – and those snakey, soulful numbers that we love so much in the late 70s work from Roy Ayers – ultra-sophisticated, but still plenty darn grooving – and some of the most sensual soul you'll ever hope to hear. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Weekend Lover", "Thank You Thank You", "Can You Dance", "It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind", "You Make Me Feel Like Rockin With Ya", "Have Your Way", and "Million Dollar Baby". (Soul, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ George BensonGive Me The Night ... LP
Qwest/Warner, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Clare Fischer & Salsa PicanteCrazy Bird ... LP
Discovery, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of mellow electric Latin cuts – played by Clare and his legendary Salsa Picante group. The whole album's got a sweet west coast Latin sound to it – with Clare on electric piano, and instrumentation that includes vibes, flute, soprano sax, and guitar. Tracks include "Canto Africano", "Pavillion", "Pajaro Loco", "Bernie's Tune", and "La Mucura". Nice smooth Latin fusion groove, very much in the manner of Clare's other albums with Salsa Picante. All instrumental, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva QuartetHum Dono ... LP
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – minus piano, of course – as he and D'Silva work through some tunes that are long, filled with complicated rhythms, yet still have a magically dancing sound. The mood shifts a bit from track to track – as Norma Winstone comes in for wordless vocals on two numbers, and Ian Carr blows a bit on one tune – and there's one short track on the record that only features Harriott's alto next to a bit of drums. Great stuff all around – with titles that include "NNNT", "Hum Donon", "Jaipur", "Stephano's Dance", and "Ballad For Goa". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hum Dono ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterWayne Shorter (Vee Jay Recordings) ... LP
GNP, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great set of tracks that features Wayne's early work as a leader – all recorded for the Vee Jay label, either under his name, or with the Young Lions group. The material is fantastic, and is proof that even as a youngster, Wayne was one of jazz's best writers and players. Titles include "Seeds Of Sin", "Powder Keg", "Black Diamond", "Dead End", "Wayning Moments", "Down In The Depths", and "Moon Of Manakoora". Great stuff that we never see on vinyl anymore! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Blue Note All Stars (Akinmusire/Glasper/Hodge/LoueOur Point Of View ... LP
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant update of the older Blue Note All-Stars concept – a set that features a tremendous lineup of the contemporary talents who've helped shape the new sound of the label in recent years – including trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland. The set's produced by Glasper, and has all the open, soulful currents of his own great records for the label – but also really draws a lot from the contributions of the other heavyweights too – as they work together on a se of mostly original tunes, all with shapes and sounds that you never would have expected on Blue Note in years past. We're huge fans of this direction of the label – and appreciate the way that they've found a way to keep things creatively soulful, but without rehashing the past or resorting to easy gimmicks. There's a depth here that would have made the old school proud – and titles include "Bayyinah", "Cycling Through Reality", "Witch Hunt", "Second Light", "Freedom Dance", and "Message Of Hope" – plus a few shorter tracks dedicated to Bruce Lundvall, the always-optimistic champion who headed the label in the years before his death. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Our Point Of View ... CD 13.99

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