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Willie 'The Lion' SmithLegend Of Willie 'The Lion' Smith ... LP
Grand Award, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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' SmithMusic On My Mind ... LP
Saba, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $28.99
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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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big Band with Carmen McCraeNovember Girl (Black Lion pressing) ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem from the Clarke Boland Big Band – and one of the group's few vocal sessions ever! The album's a really unique one – recorded in the UK in 1970, and featuring singer Carmen McCrae joining the group for a fresh and unusual batch of tracks – most of them originals written for the session! The CBBB is in fine fine form throughout – hard-swinging with an impossibly tight sound, and featuring solo work by Tony Coe, Sahib Shihab, and Billy Mitchell. But even more surprising is Carmen – really opening up on the record, thanks to the fresh, new material – and hitting dark moods that perfectly fit the November Girl title of the session! Titles include "Just Give Me Time", "A Handful Of Soul", "Dear Death", "My Kinda World", and "November Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a name in marker. Labels have some marker.)
 
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Miles DavisBopping The Blues ... LP
Black Lion, 1946. Very Good+ (reissue)... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram ORG pressing.)
Also available Bopping The Blues (3LP Deluxe Edition) ... LP 49.99

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Miles DavisBopping The Blues (3LP Deluxe Edition) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1946. Sealed 3LP (reissue)... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl, including a single 33 1/3 LP and 2LP 45 RPM set with heavy die-cut cover. #288/500.)
Also available Bopping The Blues ... LP 19.99

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Duke EllingtonFeeling Of Jazz ... LP
Black Lion (Germany), 1962. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A sharp early 60s session from the Duke Ellington group – one that seems to draw strongly on the best late 50s work for Columbia Records, but which also seems to add in an extra crackle too! The tunes are relatively short, but the group pack plenty of punch in the small space – especially on the more rhythmic numbers, which almost seem to borrow a bit from Basie's bag – yet with more of the sophistication you'd expect on the Ellington horns. The work of Aaron Bell on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums is especially strong on this session – but there's loads of great interplay from reedmen who include Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Russel Procope, Harry Carney, and Paul Gonsalves – plus trumpet from Bill Berry, Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, and Harold Baker. Titles include "Taffy Twist", "Flirtbird", "Smada", "What Am I Here For", "Boo Dah", "Black & Tan Fantasy", and "I'm Gonna Go Fishin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonBoth Sides Of Midnight (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Sealed ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Dexter GordonMonmartre Collection Vol 1 ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1967. Very Good ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a small split on the top seam.)

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Johnny GriffinMan I Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Art TatumGenius ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1944/1945. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandAt Her Majesty's Pleasure ... LP
Black Lion, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest long-form albums from the Clarke Boland Big Band – a sophisticated suite that not only shows off the writing ability of Francy Boland, but also demonstrates the group's ability to swing like a mofo, even when things are serious! The album's a jazz suite written by Boland, and dedicated to the great prisons of England – where Johnny Griffin was once kept "At Her Majesty's Pleasure", due to non-payment of some income tax. The experience of Griffin led Boland to explore the idea of the British penal system with a number of powerful emotional themes, and the result of this writing is one of the CBBB's best albums of the late 60s – filled with rich colors and tones that go far beyond the earlier modes of the group, but without some of the too-complicated elements that sometimes show up in later suites. A good part of the album's success comes from the strength of the soloists – players who include Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott on tenor, Tony Coe on clarinet, Sahib Shihab on flute and soprano, Kenny Wheeler and Benny Bailey on trumpets, and Ake Persson and Nat Peck on trombones. Titles include "Pentonville", "Wormwood Scrubs", "Doing Time", "Broadmoor", and "Going Straight". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner, a name in marker, and some wear & staining.)

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✨✧ Andre PrevinPrevin At Sunset ... LP
Black Lion/Polydor (UK), Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining on the bottom seam.)
 
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Dexter GordonLong Tall Dexter – The Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has light wear & a name in marker written multiple times.)

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Bob JamesFour Faces ... LP
CTI/King (Japan), Mid 70s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $36.99
Very cool – a double-length, Japanese-only collection of CTI Records performances by Bob James – with titles that include "Take Me To The Mardi Gras", "Inner City Blues", "The Sea Lion", "Black Frost", "All Is Well", "All In Love Is Fair", "The Chicago Theme", "Transylvania Boogie", "It's Going To Take Some Time", and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life". Features some tracks with James as a sideman, but taking great solos – and lots of Fender Rhodes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank LoweFresh ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1975. Near Mint- ... $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 notch and is lightly bent down the center.)

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Gil MelleGille Melle Quintet Volume 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1953. Near Mint- ... $33.99
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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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!)

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Freddie RoachDown To Earth ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $69.99
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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Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good ... $7.99
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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✨✧ Paul Gonsalves & Ray NanceJust A Sittin' & A Rockin' ... LP
Freedom (UK), 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(US pressing on Black Lion. Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Leo ParkerRollin With Leo (red cover) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those great "never was" Blue Note sessions – recorded in the 60s, but never issued until years later – even though the label had assigned it a cover, title, and catalog number! The album was the last session by baritone sax player Leo Parker – a bop and R&B legend who sadly passed along at the young age of 36, but left a really rich legacy of music. Parker has a way with the baritone that's almost as lean as a tenorist – blowing the horn with sharp, well-placed notes that really make this session cook – somewhere in the R&B-influenced territory of Don Wilkerson's work on Blue Note. Other players include the great Dave Burns on trumpet – always a welcome presence on any date – plus Bill Swindell on tenor sax, Johnny Acea on piano, Al Lucas or Stan Conover on bass, and Wilbert Hogan or Purnell Rice on drums. Tracks include "The Lion's Roar", "Rollin With Leo", "Jumpin Leo", "Talkin The Blues", "Mad Lad Returns", and Illinois Jacquet's "Music Hall Beat". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing.)
Also available Rollin With Leo ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanCapuchin Swing ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous set from Jackie McLean – perfectly poised between his hardbop and modern years, with a set of compositions that are as great as the performances! The lineup on this one's a bit unusual – with Walter Bishop on piano, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but that mix of players makes for a really unusual sound – as the rhythm section's often straight ahead, Blue Mitchell's notes are bold and sparkling, and Jackie's own solos are reaching for the darker corners of the spectrum! There's a great sense of tension here that heralds the genius of later McLean sides of the 60s – and original titles include "Francisco", "Condition Blue", "On The Lion", and "Capuchin Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(200 gram pressing on Classic.)

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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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✨✧ Lee MorganLee-way (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note (Spain), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Barney WilenZodiac ... LP
Vogue/Be! (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Lionel HamptonGene Norman Presents Just Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $5.99
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 Barney Kessel on guitar.. Tunes include "Star Dust" and "The Man I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & aging.)

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Lionel HamptonHamp! ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
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 HamptonLionel Hampton & His Giants – Live In Emmen, Holland ... LP
Timeless/Muse, 1978. Very Good ... $0.99
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(Cover has light wear & a name in marker.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & The Just Jazz All Stars (alternate cover) ... LP
GNP, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $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
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a name in marker. Labels have some marker.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Quartet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
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 HamptonSoul Of Lionel Hampton ... LP
Musidisc (France), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Richard Groove HolmesSix Million Dollar Man ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
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 hole and split seams.)

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Tony Williams LifetimeMillion Dollar Legs ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Lionel HamptonYou Better Know It !!! ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A warm and wonderful 60s session from Lionel Hampton – recorded in a personal and intimate way, one that even surpasses his great small combo sides of the 50s! There's a relaxed feel here that you don't always get with Hamp – a gently grooving quality that we really like a lot, and which is traditional, but never too staid or too "easy" in its choices. The set benefits from some really strong horn work from Clark Terry on trumpet and Ben Webster on tenor – the latter of whom really crackles out with a great sound here. Other players include Milt Hinton on bass, Hank Jones on piano, and Osie Johnson on drums – and there's also a very slight bit of vocalizing on the record as well. Titles include "Tempo's Birthday", "Vibraphone Blues", "Trick Or Treat", "Cute", "Swingle Jingle", and "Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Young Lions (Lee Morgan & Wayne Shorter)Young Lions ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our top ten jazz albums of all time! Honest! This stunning session from 1960 not only coined the term "young lions" in jazz, but offers up a pack of them that any modern players would be hard-pressed to beat. Trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenorist Wayne Shorter, and pianist Bobby Timmons take a break from the Jazz Messengers to join altoist Frank Strozier in the frontline on this fantastic set of tracks that ring with a lyrical beauty hardly surpassed by any other hardbop album. Shorter wrote nearly all of the tracks, and the set list includes some of his best-ever work, like "Seeds Of Sin", "Scourin'", and "Peaches & Cream" – all beautiful tracks that are completely sublime. The group's completed by Bob Cranshaw on bass and Albert Heath on drums – and other titles include "Fat Lady", and "That's Right". If you buy one jazz album this year, let it be this one! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Suite Beat pressing. Cover has a name in pen & marker written a few times. Labels have some marker.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonApollo Hall Concert 1954 (Dutch pressing) ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some small stains and a small name in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonRarities ... LP
MCA, Mid/Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyOn The New Tradition ... LP
Baystate (Japan), 1985. Near Mint- ... $28.99
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, New Copy ... On September 29, 2017
Featuring trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, keyboardist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Kendrick Scott and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lol CoxhillEar Of The Beholder (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dandelion/Radiation, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
One of the weirdest, most wonderful albums ever cut by saxophonist Lol Coxhill – way more than just improvised jazz, and exactly the best sort of a record to show his connection to the larger British music scene! The feel here is a bit like the albums that Coxhill recorded with Steve Miller for Virgin, but even more offbeat – a blend of solo saxophone lines, electronic experimentation, processing and effects, and other added instrumentation. Coxhill speaks a bit on the set, almost in a Ivor Cutler sort of way – and he gets a bit of help from David Bedford, Jasper Van'Thof, and Mike Oldfield. Some tracks are short and more "sound" oriented, others are longer, and more free jazz sounding, but all are pretty darn wonderful – and titles include "Rasa Moods", "Feedback", "Two Little Pigeons", "Hungerford", "The Rhythmic Hooter", and "A Series Of Superbly Played Mellotron Codas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies!)

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Daly-Wilson Big BandDaly-Wilson Big Band in Australia '77 ... LP
Hammard (Australia), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Another crazy funky record by the big band that's got enough grooves to make Australia proud – even though they just look like a bunch of dumb white guys on the cover! The tracks have a nice funky rhythm section at their core, and feature a lot of tasty electric instrumentation interspersed with the band's screaming horn-heavy grooves. Includes funky reworkings of "Super Strut", "Theme from Policewoman", "S.W.A.T." and "Six Million Dollar Man" – all nice and tasty, with a very true "cop show" sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wrinkling in the laminate – very common for this one.)

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

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Sonny FortuneInfinity Is ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A beautiful set from Sonny Fortune – a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still with a deeply soulful finish that keeps the album fresh throughout! Nearly every track was written (or co-written) by Larry Willis, who plays piano and Fender Rhodes on the set, and really feels like Sonny's co-leader on the session – and who gives the album a hiply swinging feel that's similar to his own work at the time. Titles include "Samba Touch", "Perihelion", "This Side Of Infinity", "Turning It Over", and "The Blues Are Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and radio station letters.)

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Herb GellerJazz Studio 2 – From Hollywood ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $26.99
Easily one of our favorite of the Jazz Studio series on Decca – and despite the "from Hollywood" in the title, a great set of serious jazz! Geller works with a group that includes Milt Bernhardt on trombone, John Graas on French horn, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Marty Paich on piano, and Howard Roberts on guitar – supported by the team of Curtis Counce on bass and Larry Bunker on drums. The overall approach is tight, but with lean and mean solos – similar to work by these players on labels like Mode or Nocturne at the time. Tracks are longish, and titles include "Do It Again", "Graas Point", "Laura", "Here Come The Lions", and "Paicheck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove! Vinyl is great – and cover is mostly nice, but has a split spine and a hi-fi sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Terry GibbsExciting Terry Gibbs Big Band – Recorded Live At The Summit In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(MGM pressing. Cover has a split spine.)
 
 
 



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