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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
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Willie 'The Lion' SmithWillie 'The Lion' Smith ... LP
GNP, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(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+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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New Larry CoryellLion & The Ram ... LP
Arista, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Larry on guitars, Mike Mandel on keyboards, and Joe Beck on bass and acoustic guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Willie 'The Lion' SmithMemoirs Of Willie 'The Lion' Smith ... LP
RCA, 1968. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool concept for a record – one that has Willie The Lion Smith playing music and telling his story – with reflections on Duke Ellington, James P Johnson, Fats Waller, and others. 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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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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New Teddy WilsonMoonglow ... LP
Black Lion, 1967. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(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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Teddy WilsonStriding After Fats ... LP
Black Lion, 1974. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(US pressing.)

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New Art TatumGenius ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1944/1945. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Sunset All StarsJammin At Sunset Vol 2 ... LP
Black Lion (UK), Mid 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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

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Frank LoweFresh ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1975. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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.)

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New Hartmut Geerken & John TchicaiHindukush Serenade ... LP
Holidays (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Count BasieCount Basie Captures Walt Disney's The Happiest Millionaire ... LP
Coliseum, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A rare one from Basie – but the choice of material makes the album sound pretty groovy too! Titles include "Fortuosity", "Detroit", "Valentine Candy", "Watch Your Footwork", and "Let's Have A Drink". LP, Vinyl record album

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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. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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. Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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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New Deodato2001 (aka Prelude) ... LP
CTI, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
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 edge wear and an unglued bottom seam.)

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Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Vol 1 (second cover) ... LP
Columbia, 1938. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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New 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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New 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 mostly split bottom seam.)

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Lionel HamptonGenius Of Lionel Hampton ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $14.99
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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+ ... $4.99
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'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 HamptonLionel Hampton ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An obscure Contemporary Records release from Lionel Hampton – originally recorded in Paris, with long tracks that are similar to his best Verve work – and a group that includes Walter Williams on trumpet, James Cleveland on trombone, Clifford Scott on tenor, and Claude Bolling on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove and promo ink stamp. Cover has light wear, ink stamps on both sides, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & The Just Jazz All Stars (alternate cover) ... LP
GNP, Early 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Light blue label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear and seam splitting, with writing in pen and marker on the back.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Recorded Live On Tour ... LP
Glad Hamp, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Lionel Hampton with a very hip group – featuring Eddie Pazant on tenor, Virgil Jones on trumpet, Roland Hanna on piano, and Calvin Newborn on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Jazz PickersJazz Pickers – For Moderns Only ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
The "pickers" in the group's name refers to the way they play – tight and plucked, in the manner of some of the work of the Chico Hamilton quintet of the late 50s. No surprise, the group features Chico's reedman Buddy Collette on flute, and cellist Harry Babasin on cello (natch!) – as well as drums and vibes by Bob Harrington, additional drums by Bill Douglas, and guitar by Don Overberg. The sound is very Hamilton-esque overall – which is a-ok with us – and titles include "Bebe", "Influtration", "When You Love Someone", "RH Factor", "Easy Pickins", "Rap Scallion", and "Monti Cello". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with drummer logo and deep groove. Cover is in beautiful shape.)

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Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, & Teddy WilsonPlaying Some Of The Selections They Played In The Benny Goodman Movie ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Nice, tight, simple, and swinging! All players are hitting a good later stride here, set in unrestricted small group company on the occasion of the film release of the Benny Goodman story. Verve was able to get the players to go past the stock stuff they did for the film, and recreate some of the magic of the older smaller group live sets. Titles include "Airmail Special", "Avalon", "I Got Rhythm", and "Blues For Benny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo.)

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New Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Classic bit of 70's fusion, played by Ronnie on tenor and flute, and with a group that includes some excellent keyboard work by Joe Sample. The highlight of the record is the big sample cut "Tidal Wave", but it also includes the great groover "Always There", which was covered a million times over by other bands during the 70's. Wayne Henderson produced, and the record is an archetypal example of his "At Home Productions" sound. LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe SampleCarmel ... LP
ABC, 1979. Sealed ... $4.99
God, we love this record – and we're not ashamed to admit it! Sure, it sold a gazillion copies – and sure, for some folks it showed the true demise of the Crusaders ensemble. But for us, it's a masterpiece of smooth fusion, and a landmark album of easy jazz that spawned countless imitators that could never hope to match Sample's simple and elegant use of funky riffing and lyrical chords – coming in with just the right dash of darkness when the record's in danger of sounding too light. Most of the rest of the Crusaders had a hand in the record, and the set's got the smooth west coast sound you'd expect from the title. Tracks include "Carmel", "Cannery Row", "Sunrise", and "More Beautiful Each Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Horace SilverSong For My Father (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
An incredible record – the kind of album that only Blue Note could put out, and an instant classic that will sound wonderful forever! The album's truly one of the great ones – one of those Blue Notes that still makes you stop and pause when you hear it, even though you've heard it a million times in Starbucks and places like that. Horace Silver is working here at the height of his powers – lyrical, free, yet also damn soulful, in a style that makes for some of the most evocative jazz-based grooves cut to wax at the time. Carmell Jones is in the group, and plays some of his best trumpet ever – and Joe Henderson really drives the whole session home with some incredible tenor work. Other group members include Teddy Smith on bass and Roger Humphries on drums – and titles include the instantly famous "Song For My Father", plus "Que Pasa", "The Kicker", and "Calcutta Cutie". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Cedar Walton with Abbey LincolnMaestro ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A very unusual set for Cedar – one that has him working with vocalist Abbey Lincoln, in a session that marks a high point for both of them at the time! Cedar's group on the set is in a very Eastern Rebellion mode – with Bob Berg on tenor, Billy Higgins on drums, and David Williams on bass – and Abbey joins the group on 4 of the album's 8 tracks – the best of which are original numbers that feature a freshly inventive vocal style that really makes the album something special. Abbey sings some great lyrics to her originals "Castles" and "Not In Love" – as well as Cedar's excellent "The Maestro", a tune dedicated to the late Ellington. And the band grooves nicely on versions of Jobim's "Sabia", plus "Blue Monk" and "On The Trail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of sticker residue in one spot.)
 
 
 



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