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Willie The Lion SmithAccent On Piano ... LP
Urania, Late 50s. Very Good ... $18.99
Willie Smithplays piano here – in a small combo with Cecil Scott on tenor and clarinet, Henry Goodwin on trumpet, Sidney Gross on guitar, and George Stephenson on trombone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – quite nice overall, save for some light wear on a bottom corner of the cover.)

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Willie 'The Lion' SmithLegend Of Willie 'The Lion' Smith ... LP
Grand Award, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has seam splitting.)

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Willie 'The Lion' SmithLion Roars ... LP
Dot, 1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine and splitting on the top seam.)

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Willie 'The Lion' SmithMusic On My Mind ... LP
Saba, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Not to be confused with the material in the Jazz In Paris series – this is a special recording done by Smith in Germany for MPS! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label MPS pressing – in a glossy gatefold!)

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Willie SmithPiano Solos By Willie Smith – Lion Of The Piano ... LP
Commodore, 1961. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ted CursonTears For Dolphy ... LP
Black Lion/Arista Freedom, 1964. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Fantastic work from the team of Ted Curson and Bill Barron – a rare French session from 1964, one that captures all the brilliance of their American work from the early 60s! The set features the pair playing in an extremely fragmented mode – no doubt inspired by the recent loss of Eric Dolphy, alluded to in the title of the album, but also possibly because the freedom of the session gave them room to explore a bit more than on previous albums. Includes a great version of Curson's "Quicksand", plus the tracks "Kassim", "East 6th Street", "Tears For Dolphy", "7/4 Funny Time", and "Desolation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonBoth Sides Of Midnight (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Sealed ... $14.99
One of the first great European statements from tenorist Dexter Gordon – a 1967 live recording that really lets Dexter stretch out, and show an even deeper side of his talents than on his 60s albums for Blue Note! The rhythm section here is rock solid – Kenny Drew on piano, Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a unit that still retains the sharpness of the Blue Note dates, but also has the energy to "go long" as Gordon pushes a few of the numbers on the set well past the ten minute mark. Gordon's solos are wonderfully imaginative and expressive – and titles include "Devilette", "For All We Know", "Doxy", and "Sonnymoon For Two". Material previously issued on LP under the title Montmartre Collection Vol 1. LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny GriffinMan I Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, where Griff had practically taken up residence in the late 60s! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, stretched-out versions of tunes you may recognize, but which are transformed nicely by Griff's great solo work – and by a rhythm section that features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Blues For Harvey", "Sophisticated Lady", "Hush A Bye", and "Wee". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Earl HinesTour De Force ... LP
Black Lion, 1972. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Solo piano – with tracks that include "When Your Lover Has Gone", "I Never Knew", "Say It Isn't So", and "Lonesome Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Oscar PettifordBlue Brothers (Jazzman) ... LP
Black Lion, 1960. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Excellent work from Oscar Pettiford – a reissue of his last sessions, originally released on Jazzland, and recorded in Copenhagen in 1959 and 1960. Players include Allan Botchinsky on trumpet, Jan Johansson on piano, Erik Nordstrom on tenor, and Luis Hjulmand on vibes. Despite the introduction of European ringers to the set, and despite the posthumous collection of sessions, the album's actually one of Pettiford's strongest, and certainly one of the best to show his ever-growing commitment as a modernist during the 50s. The album includes loads of original tunes – including "Blue Brothers", "Two Little Pearls", "Laverne Walk", "Why Not? That's What!", and "My Little Cello". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Jazzman. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Sunset All StarsJammin At Sunset Vol 2 ... LP
Black Lion (UK), Mid 40s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ NexusEn El Comienzo del Topos Uranos ... LP
Lion, 2016. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Art TatumGenius ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1944/1945. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam with a cut corner.)
 
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoParis Session ... LP
Arista, 1969/1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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 cut corner and a minor stain on front.)

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Lloyd McNeill & Marshall HawkinsTanner Suite (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Asha/Soul Jazz (UK), 1969. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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

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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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✨✧ Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
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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✨✧ 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 light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Miles MosleyUprising ... LP
Verve, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 8.99

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✨✧ Frode ThingnaesFeelin' Alright (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Preservation (Norway), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The first-ever album from trombonist Frode Thingnaes – issued briefly by Polydor in the 70s as a hip Norwegian take on funky jazz! The album's groove is mostly acoustic, but the group has just the right use of electric bass, guitar, and added percussion to give the rhythms a strong kick on most numbers – which then also really seems to set the horn players soaring! If we had to make a quick comparison, we might reach for the early 70s material that Eddie Harris cut for Atlantic – especially on an album like Instant Death – but there's also a very original, special approach going on here – especially as all tracks are originals by Thingnaes. Other players include Bjorn Johansen on tenor, Henryk Lysiak on piano, and Jan Erik Kongshaug on guitar – and titles include "Wheels", "Fink Finster", "Axel", "The Little Lion", and "Feelin All Right". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gil MelleGille Melle Quintet Volume 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
Gil Melle played insane music that's unlike anything else on Blue Note – and unlike anything else we can describe! This amazing reissue of one of Melle's rare early 10" LPs for Blue Note features an incredibly sublime mix of baritone, guitar, trombone, and rhythm – and the whole thing's packaged exactly like the original, right down to the cover's striking modernist montage of photos and graphics, in the style of these other Blue Note 10" LPs we've been carrying! Titles include "Transition", "Spellbound", "A Lion Lives Here", and "Timepiece" – and even though Melle's complete work for Blue Note is out now on one CD, this reissue looks just like one of his original LPs for the label, all of which we've sold for close to $200 apiece in the past. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Freddie RoachDown To Earth ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous album from organist Freddie Roach – arguably his best record ever for Blue Note, and a really wonderful session! The set's got Freddie opening up in a slightly hipper groove than on some of his more R&B-influenced sides – working with a quartet that includes Percy France on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Clarence Johnston on drums. Tracks are longish, with some really great rhythms – and show Freddie moving past straight Hammond grooving, into a more righteous mode that would emerge even more on his albums for Prestige. 6 tracks in all, and the titles include "De Bug", "Ahm Miz", "Althea Soon", and "Lion Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing – with Van Gelder stamp and ear! Vinyl is nice and clean, and has just a short click on one track. Cover has a bit of wear on the front, and a split top seam.)
 
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Chick Corea/Lionel HamptonLive At Midem ... LP
Who's Who, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Lionel HamptonAll That Twistin Jazz ... LP
Glad, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has reinforced tape on the seams and spine, with a name stencilled on back.)

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Lionel HamptonHamp! ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
One of Hamp's jazz sides for Verve, all of which were a lot different than the hard live sets he was still laying down around the world in the 50's. This one's a nice laid-back bit of jazz, with long tracks that let all the players – Hamp, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich – have plenty of room for solos. 4 tracks, including "How High the Moon" and "Just One of Those Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has a stained corner, with some splitting on the top seam, with chewed portions and a tear on the back panel along the opening.)

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Lionel HamptonKing Of The Vibes ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
A great reason why Lionel Hampton on Verve is so great – especially on small combo dates like this! The set not only has a wonderful cover – with Hamp dressed up like royalty – but also features his vibes in a very open setting – alongside piano from Oscar Peterson, bass from Ray Brown, and drums from Buddy Rich! The tunes are quite long, and filled with evocative solos from Hamp – really stretched out and creatively constructed – with speed and timing on the vibes that stands out even more here than on some of his more bombastic sessions. Titles include "Don't Be That Way", "S Wonderful", "Always", and "These Foolish Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has split seams, marker, wear, and some staining.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & His Jazz Giants 77 ... LP
Classic Jazz, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Quartet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Great Verve material from Lionel Hampton – and like most of his sides for the label, a set that offers small combo grooving in a very stretched out setting! Hampton's vibes are set up nicely with a trio that includes Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some light surface marks. Cover is nice – no splits.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Vol 1 – Stompology ... LP
RCA, 1937. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a half split top seam.)

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Lionel HamptonSoul Of Lionel Hampton ... LP
Musidisc (France), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, Roy EldridgeJam Session #5 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(Light blue label Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove on heavy vinyl. Cover has some aging, with a piece of clear tape and some pencil on back)

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Richard Groove HolmesSix Million Dollar Man ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
One of Groove Holmes' best albums of the 70s – thanks to some electric blacksploitation arrangements from the great Oliver Nelson! The format's a bit tighter here than on some of Holmes' Groove Merchant albums from the earlier part of the decade – an approach that's almost like soundtrack scoring at times, but which allows Groove to stretch out a bit more on the solos, and take things way past the already-funky head arrangements penned by Nelson. Mike Wofford's also on the record, throwing in some great electric piano and Arp in underneath Holmes' own funky Hammond – and other players include Tom Scott, David T Walker, and Oscar Brashear – who all contribute nicely to the record. Titles include "Disc-o-Mite", "Salsa de Alma", "Dumpy Mama", "Mama's Groove", "125th & 7th Ave", and "Six Million Dollar Man", the theme from the TV show! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some edge wear.)

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Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges, Lionel Hampton, & OtheNorman Granz' Jam Session 7 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $23.99
Classic JATP-type grooves from Norman Granz – recorded with an all-star cast that includes Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Hodges, Flip Phillips, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Illinois Jacquet. The album features 2 long tracks – "Blue Lou" and "Just You, Just Me" – each done in long album-side versions that feature plenty of freely done solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef label pressing, with deep groove! Vinyl is clean, and has just a few light marks from the old inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, but no splits.)

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Tony Williams LifetimeMillion Dollar Legs ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker, with some pen.)

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VariousYoung Lions – A Concert Of New Music Played By Seventeen Exceptional Young Musicians – The Kool Jazz Festival June 30, 1982 ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonExciting Hamp In Europe ... LP
Glad Hamp, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Dave Gonzalez and Virgil Jones on trumpet, Bobby Plater on sax and flute, and Eddie Pazant on additional sax and flute! Harold Mabern plays piano, Roland Faulkner plays guitar, and titles include "Flyin Home", "How High The Moon", "Mr John", and "Mr J". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & The Just Jazz All Stars (alternate cover) ... LP
GNP, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a name in marker. Labels have some marker.)

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Louis ArmstrongHere's Louis Armstrong ... LP
Vocalion, 1968. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later MCA pressing. Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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Cindy BlackmanArcane ... LP
Muse, 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An excellent hard bop side from the late 80s, an era when the new "young lions" were getting a lot of press, and some nice recordings were being made with any eye on the future while their feet were firmly planted in tradition. This set features two players of Cindy's generation in the front line: Wallace Roney and Kenny Garrett, with some older masters filling out the rest of the group: Joe Henderson, Buster Williams and Larry Willis. The recordings are filled with energy and imaginative playing as they run through originals like "Arcane", "Late Autumn", "Dual Force" and "Mirrored Glances". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art BlakeyOn The New Tradition ... LP
Baystate (Japan), 1985. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Some great young lions in the Jazz Messengers here – including Terrence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean Toussaint on tenor, Mulgrew Miller on piano, and Lonnie Plaxico on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear and a small cut corner.)

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Blue Note All Stars (Akinmusire/Glasper/Hodge/LoueOur Point Of View ... LP
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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

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John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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
(Recent 180 gram EU pressing, still in the shrink.)
 
 
 



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