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Willie 'The Lion' SmithTea For Two ... LP
Cicala/Durium (Italy), 1940s/1950s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
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✨✧ Ted CursonTears For Dolphy ... LP
Black Lion/Arista Freedom, 1964. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Dexter GordonBoth Sides Of Midnight (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Near Mint- ... $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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Stephane Grappelli & Barney KesselI Remember Django (Original Master Recording) ... LP
Mobile Fidelity/Black Lion, 1969. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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Earl HinesTea For Two ... LP
Black Lion, 1965. Sealed ... $4.99
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Ben WebsterGone With The Wind (180 gram white colored vinyl pressing) (2016 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Tenor sax hero Ben Webster recorded live at Copenhagen's Jazzhus Montmarte on January 3, 1965 – leading a quartet with Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, Alexi Riel on drums and the great Kenny Drew on piano. Titles include "Perdido", "That's All", "Gone With The Wind", "Yesterdays", "Over The Rainbow", "Sunday", "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter" and "Misty". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram white colored vinyl.)

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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

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLondon Collection Vol 2 (180 gram clear vinyl) ... LP
ORG/Black Lion, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Very late work from the legendary Thelonious Monk – but surprisingly great as well! The session was recorded in London – as you might guess from the title – and although Monk's not working with his regular quartet with Charlie Rouse, he does interact wonderfully with a trio that includes Art Blakey on drums and Al McKibbon on bass! Blakey's drums have this nice crispness that transforms the Monk experience – and some performances stretch out in a nicely inspired way. Titles include "Evidence", "Misterioso", "Crepuscle With Nellie", "I Mean You", "Criss Cross", and "Ruby My Dear". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPuissance 13 + 2 ... LP
Musea/Lion, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wicked collection of French prog and fusion from the start of the 70s – all with a jazzy or folky vibe that shows just how wonderfully warm the French scene was at the time – and how it could be very different than similar music coming from Germany, England, or Italy during the same stretch! All tracks here were recorded live, and although the groups are varied, the sound is surprisingly unified – with loads of funky fusion moments that are kind of an offbeat, outside take on styles that American groups were just beginning to explore – with some especially strong keyboard moments that point the way towards directions that Herbie Hancock would take a few years later. There's a few other tunes that bring in acoustic elements, almost with an acid folk sound – and titles include "Charles" by Catharsis, "Arkham" by Spectre, "Mekanik Kommando" by Magma, "Informers Blues" by Zabu, "Jappy's Boogie" by Solitude, "All's So Comic" by Ergo Sum, "I'm On My Way" by Voyage, "Promenade"b y Claude Engel, "Aria Populaire" by Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes, and "Iguane" by Alain Markusfeld. (Rock, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLondon Collection Vol 3 (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
ORG/Black Lion, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Very late work from the legendary Thelonious Monk – but surprisingly great as well! The session was recorded in London – as you might guess from the title – and although Monk's not working with his regular quartet with Charlie Rouse, he does interact wonderfully with a trio that includes Art Blakey on drums and Al McKibbon on bass! Blakey's drums have this nice crispness that transforms the Monk experience – and some performances stretch out in a nicely inspired way. Titles include "Trinkle Trinkle", "The Man I Love", "Something In Blue", "Nutty", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Hackensack", and "Introspection" – some in alternate takes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing!)

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✨✧ Sun RaPictures Of Infinity ... LP
Black Lion, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic Sun Ra set from the late 60s – recorded in New York in 1968, and featuring a lineup that includes Kwami Hadi on trumpet, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and drums, and Pat Patrick on baritone and flute – all classic players who are the height of their most expressive powers here! The sound is quite "out" overall – really jamming in an almost free jazz sort of way at times – showing the growing boldness and confidence of the Arkestra, as they keep ahead of the pack of all the younger artists they've inspired by this point in their career. Titles include "Saturn", "Song of the Sparer", "Spontaneous Simplicity", and "Outerspaceways Incorporated". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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✨✧ Frank LoweFresh ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 and promo sticker.)

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Lee MorganLee-way ... LP
Blue Note (Spain), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... About December 25, 2016 (delayed)
An undisputed masterpiece by Lee Morgan – and one of the first records in which he shed his straight bop sensibility, and began evolving into a soulful genius for the 60s! The album's got 4 long tracks that all build beautifully – really extended numbers that break the format of some of Lee's earlier work, and hint a bit at some of the more complicated touches he'd use on later sessions. All players are great – and include fellow Jazz Messengers Bobby Timmons on piano and Art Blakey on drums, plus Jackie McLean on alto and Paul Chambers on bass. Titles include the sublime "These Are Soulful Days" – a perfect model of soulful lyricism – plus "Midtown Blues", "Nakatini Suite", and "The Lion & The Wolff". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barney WilenZodiac ... LP
Vogue/Be! (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the coolest albums ever from French saxophonist Barney Wilen – a set that's legendary not only for its famous cover image, but for all the wonderful music underneath! The record's maybe the strongest to deliver on the modern promise that Wilen exhibited in his music during the 60s – but also has a tightness that makes it quite different from some of his more loopy projects – a way of putting things together that's bold and modern, yet also wonderfully controlled as well! As you might guess from the title, the record's based around the twelve phases of the Zodiac – and each tune has a slightly different sense of energy – all delivered by Wilen on tenor, with Karl Berger on vibes and piano, JF Jenny Clark on bass, and Jacques Thollot on drums – all players who are reaching towards free jazz modes, but often hang slightly inside, which makes for a beautiful balance overall. Titles include "Cancer", "Lion", "Vierge", "Capricorne", "Balance", "Scorpion", and "Poissons". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Used ... Temporarily 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
(Back cover paste-on is partially unglued near the top seam.)
 
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Aziza (Dave Holland/Chris Potter/Lionel Loueke/EriAziza ... LP
Dare 2, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
A really unusual group, with a sound that's certainly the sum of its wonderful parts – but also different in ways you might not expect! The lineup is excellent – the legendary Dave Holland on bass, Lionel Loueke on guitar, Chris Potter on tenor and soprano sax, and Eric Harland on drums – all working together in these very groovy styles that seem to have Holland pulling a lot more bold basslines than usual – almost as if he's using an electric version of the instrument, although it appears to just be an acoustic with a pickup! There's a soulful vibe to the record that you might not expect – shades of color and tone that are maybe closest to Loueke's music, but also very different than his own records – and Potter's really great in this setting, and blows with these open lines that are still as angular and sharp as usual, but maybe a bit warmer too. Titles include "Blue Sufi", "Aziza Dance", "Summer 15", "Walkin The Walk", and "Finding The Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonApollo Hall Concert 1954 (Dutch pressing) ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1954. Good+ ... $4.99
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Lionel HamptonFlying Home ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
If you ask us, Hamp from this time is a lot more exciting than he was in the early days! Here, Hampton's working with his very popular mid 50s orchestra – in an open-ended Verve setting that lets the group play long and open-ended versions of the sorts of material that they'd do in a live setting. Given that they were one of the hardest working bands in the country at the time, they're all quite juiced in the setting – and you'll hear them wail on an album-side reading of "Flying Home", plus 2 other long tracks, "Dinah" and "This Can't Be Love". Hamp's vibes are best of all – nice and hard, a real precursor to the tone that Bobby Hutcherson used early on! LP, Vinyl record album
(Trumpeter logo Clef pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a small bit of seam splitting on top.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Quartet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Cover has some wear and a sticker.)

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Lionel HamptonOff Into A Black Thing ... LP
Brunswick, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the hippest albums ever cut by Lionel Hampton – a badass batch of 70s funk tunes, recorded with arrangements from the Chicago powerhouse team at Brunswick Records! Lionel's vibes are mixed with tight drums, sweet bass, and some very soulful arrangements that make even the mellower tracks feel like they've been lifted from some lost blacksploitation soundtrack. Includes great versions of 2 Willie Henderson tunes – "Off Into A Black Thing" and "Funky Chicken", both of which sound even better than the originals with the vibes in place – plus the tracks "Easy", "Shut Your Mouth", "I Found Sunshine", and "One Man Band". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonSilver Vibes ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
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(6 eye pressing.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonSoft Vibes Soaring Strings ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
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(CSP pressing.)

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Lionel Hampton & Stan GetzHamp & Getz ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Good+ ... $19.99
A great little album that's one of Getz's strongest from the period! The format for the album is in the mode of Hampton's early 50s Verve sides – long tracks, very open-ended, cut in a small group format that shows a different side than his more popular big band grooving. There's only 5 tracks on the album – and the focus is on solo work by Hamp and Getz, with rhythm by Lou Levy, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne. Titles include "Louise", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "Gladys", and a long ballad medley. Nice David Stone Martin cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing with deep groove. Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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Rod McKuen & Dick JacobsWritten In The Stars (The Zodiac Suite) (Vocalion) ... LP
Vocalion, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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✨✧ Lionel HamptonGolden Vibes ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(6 eye stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonJammin' ... LP
Up Front, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Lionel HamptonThere It Is ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little set of instrumental tracks from Lionel Hampton – almost more soul than jazz, and set to some hipper than usual Brunswick Records arrangements – by the likes of Eugene Record, Willie Henderson, Sonny Sanders, and Hamilton Bohannon! The setting is a great showcase for Hamp's vibes – which always had plenty of punch, even back in the swing generation – and turn out to be an excellent fit for later 70s soul styles too. Bohannon turns out the best track on the album – the slow funky sample cut "Happiness", which steps along at half pace, and sounds like one of the killers from his own Stop & Go album! Other tracks are all pretty great, too – and titles include "Without You In My Life", "I Never Had It So Good", "There It Is", "Wrapped Up In Your Warm & Tender Love", and "Sing A Little Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonBossa Nova Jazz ... LP
Glad Hamp, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Back cover has a few minor stains.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonGene Norman Presents Just Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, 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 Barney Kessel on guitar.. Tunes include "Star Dust" and "The Man I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION.)

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✨✧ Lionel Hampton50th Anniversary Concert – Live At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Sutra, 1978. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear and small seam splits.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonJazzmaster ... LP
Versatile, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Glad Hamp", "Groovin Gates", "Bad Dude", "Uska Dara", and "Close To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Charlie ChristianCharlie Christian With The Benny Goodman Sextet & Orchestra ... LP
Columbia, Early 40s. Very Good ... $4.99
The birth of modern jazz guitar – seminal sides recorded by Charlie Christian, working in small group format with Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, and even a bit of Basie. Christian's tone on the instrument is fantastic – and even though the style of the tracks is more in the swing era mode, there's a direct line between his playing and later work by Grant Green and other 60s jazz guitar giants. Titles include "Six Appeal", "Gilly", "Waiting For Benny", "Seven Come Eleven", "Airmail Special", "Breakfast Feud", and "Wholly Cats". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove.)

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John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good+ ... $34.99
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
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)
Also available My Favorite Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99

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Joe HarnellSound Of The Asphalt Jungle ... LP
Kapp/Medallion, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A pretty darn groovy album – and one of the best that Joe Harnell ever cut! The general theme is kind of a Naked City sort of one, with lots of crime jazz and blaring orchestral themes – done up in a mix of jazz, soundtrack, and hi-fi styles. The cover's got a wonderfully oppressive image of the city, mixed with sketches that show the same on the back – and titles include "Midnight Madness", "Love For Sale", "Asphalt Jungle Theme", "Blues In The Night", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and half split top & bottom seams.)

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Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva QuartetHum Dono ... LP
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
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 16.99
 
 
 



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