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Scotty YoungOutside In ... LP
Space Administration, 1986. Very Good ... $2.99
With Mark Levine on piano, Richard Aplanalp on tenor and soprano sax, Jerry Rusch on trumpet, and Sherman Ferguson on drums. Titles include "El Toro", "Walkin The Bar", "Outside In", and "Heather On The Hillside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and sticker on back.)
 
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Art BlakeyParis Concert ... LP
Epic, 1958. Very Good- ... $8.99
An excellent live set by the Jazz Messengers – recorded in Paris in 1958, but with a hard heavy groove that's right up there with their best Blue Note work. The group at this time – Blakey, Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Jymie Merritt – plays hard, heavy, and straight ahead, with no other interference from outside players – and the track list is a batch of classic Jazz Messenger standards, stretched out a bit longer than usual, with plenty of solo space! Titles include "Moanin", "Justice", "Are You Real", and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has a split top seam, some stains, and pen on back.)

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Norman ConnorsDance Of Magic (Buddah pressing) ... LP
Buddah, 1972. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A landmark first album from drummer Norman Connors – a spiritual jazz masterpiece that builds wonderfully on the post-Coltrane tradition! Norman is years away from his smoother soul recordings at this point, and coming out of a righteous jazz background that included work with Marion Brown and Archie Shepp. For this initial set, Norman's in incredible company – working with players that include Herbie Hancock on both electric and acoustic keys, plus Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Gary Bartz and Carlos Garnett on saxes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Billy Hart and Airto on percussion – plus a chorus of vocalists on the album's mighty title cut! Tracks are all long, spiritual, and freely exploratory – but never in a style that goes too far outside, or that forgets the joy and love that can spring forth in a forward-thinking session like this one! Titles include "Dance Of Magic", "Give The Drummer Some", "Morning Change", and "Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetThird Stream Music ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
A seminal album that defined the fresh sound of a whole new generation in jazz – that "third stream" movement that was different from the cool jazz of the west coast, and the fire of New York! The style here follows that same mix of jazz and higher-concept elements you'd hear on other Modern Jazz Quartet albums for Atlantic – but the music is expanded here with some great help from outside parties too. The Jimmy Giuffre trio join the quartet on most of side one – adding in Jimmy's snakey clarinet and Jim Hall's fluid guitar lines for a really fresh take on the MJQ groove. The remainder of the album brings in the Beaux Arts String Quartet – who shade in the mix of vibes and piano with these dark strains that are really beautiful – and bring even more drama than usual to the music. Titles include "Da Capo", "Fine", "Exposure", "Sketch", and "Conversation". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing, with all French titles. Cover has some wear.)

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Pharoah SandersJewels Of Thought ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Good+ ... $6.99
A wonderful reunion of Pharoah Sanders and vocalist Leon Thomas – and a set that captures a lot of the same energy as the pair's previous record – Karma! Thomas' vocals are in wonderful form for the set – stretching out soulfully on the extended classic "Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah" – a title that has much of the same grace and power as "The Creator Has A Master Plan. The rest of the players on the date include Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Richard Davis and Cecil McBee on basses, and Idris Muhammad and Roy Haynes on drums – and unusually enough, each of the double bassists and drummers gets their own channel of sound to work with! The other long track on the album is the extended "Sun In Aquarius" – which is a bit more outside, but still pretty great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Horace TapscottTapscott Sessions Vol 4 ... LP
Nimbus, 1982. Sealed ... $19.99
A magical set of solo piano work by Horace Tapscott – one of the few players who can hold our ear so strongly in such a setting! The album features original tunes by Tapscott, Arthur Blythe, and Louis Spears – spun out in a soulfully elliptical style that manages to be exploratory without ever needing to go too far outside. As with others in this series, the recording quality is excellent – and really resonates with the strength of the piano work! Titles include "A Dress For Renee", "Shades Of Soweto", "Whit", "The Hero's Last Dance", and "Toward The Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jukka TolonenTolonen ... LP
Janus, 1971. Very Good ... $9.99
Heavy jamming fusion from Finnish guitarist Jukka Tolonen – long tracks with mostly that hard full-on sound that European players were pretty big on at the time, touched with a few lighter tracks that have a more spacious approach! The album was Tolonen's first as a leader, and it's a really strong debut that got him a fair bit of attention – even on this side of the Atlantic – and although later efforts never crossed over as big outside his native Finland, there's a real promise here, and a sound that's tight without being smooth or slick – a mode that should have made Tolonen one of the guitar jazz heroes of the 70s. Jukka's got a pretty rhythmic sound overall – keeping things choppy, although not necessarily that funky – and jamming with instrumentation that includes soprano sax, bass, and drums. Titles include "Mountains", "Wanderland", "Last Night", "Ramblin", and "Elements – Earth Fire Water Air". LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy, with tape on all seams, some peeling and a sticker on the spine.)

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29th Street Saxophone QuartetWatch Your Step ... LP
New Note, 1985. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A great set by one of the lesser-known sax quartets of the 80s – an ensemble that featured Bobby Watson and Ed Jackson on alto sax, Rich Rothenberg on tenor, and Jim Hartog on baritone – all blowing in a mix of modern and soulful styles, very much in the spirit of the more famous World Sax Quartet. The overall approach here is a bit looser, and freer – but still a good mix of inside and outside playing, in a style that shows that the group was taking seriously the full range of the jazz group, including rhythm, when playing with all saxes. Titles include "KCQ", "Hotel De Funk", "Lafiya", and "TPT". LP, Vinyl record album

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George WallingtonJazz For The Carriage Trade ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Sublime work from pianist George Wallington – and one of his best albums ever! The set's also one of the few he ever recorded as a leader outside the trio format, and has him working with a very hip quintet that features Phil Woods, Donald Byrd, Teddy Kotick, and Art Taylor – all players that help push the record with a tremendous amount of hardbop and modern jazz energy! Byrd and Woods are at their best youthful prime on the set – and the longish tracks really give both artists room to stretch out and show off their talents! Titles include "Foster Dulles", "Together We Wail", "Our Delight", and "But George". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Michael WhiteLand Of Spirit & Light ... LP
Impulse, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Beautiful work from Michael White – one of the few musicians who can actually make us love the sound of the violin in jazz! White's working here in a style that's very much in line with some of the post-Coltrane spiritual soul jazz in Impulse in the early 70s – an approach that's free-thinking, yet never as far outside as some of the avant work on the label during the 60s. Instead, there's a gentle, almost contemplative groove here – one that has echoes of some of Alice Coltrane's more meditative recordings, yet which also breaks out with some of the more modal jazz of Michael White's roots. Players on the album include Prince Lasha on reeds, Ed Kelly on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Kenneth Nash on percussion – and the album's filled with organic textures and beautifully flowing grooves! Titles include the beautiful "Land Of Spirit & Light" suite in three parts, plus "Fatima's Garden", "Fiesta Dominical", "O Ancient One" and "Lament (Mankind)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersKarma ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly the best-remembered album from Pharoah Sanders' legendary run at Impulse Records – a set that crossed over big, and sold to countless folks who might not have bought a jazz album this hip otherwise! The record was Sanders' first in the wake of Coltrane's passing – and it's a beautiful extended suite of tracks that flows with a sense of grace, power, and majesty that's simply breathtaking – a new level of expression in spiritual jazz – and virtually the blueprint for an entire generation to come! The album features the classic track "The Creator Has a Master Plan" – spanning a tremendous amount of space and time – and featuring Leon Thomas' classic vocals on the lyrics! Thomas also returns on the cut "Colors", which is a bit more outside, and quite free overall – and other players on the date include Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, James Spaulding on flute, Julius Watkins on French horn, Ron Carter and Richard Davis on bass, and Freddie Waits and Billy Hart on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small bit of pen on the back, and a small bubble in the gloss, along the spine.)

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✨✧ Masahiko Togashi/Yosuke Yamashita DuoKizashi ... LP
Next Wave (Japan), 1980. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Pretty outside stuff from the duo of percussionist Masahiko Togashi and pianist Yosuke Yamashita – a record that leaps from the gate with the very first note, alive with creative improvisations between these two key players of the Japanese avant scene! There's a depth of tone here that we really love – a color complexity that gets past some of the colder elements that sometimes hold us back from other Togashi records – and in a way, the whole thing seems really driven by the amazing energy of Yamashita on the keys of the piano – a player we'd rank right up there with Western avant piano greats like Cecil Taylor or Alexander Von Schlippenbach! Titles include "Action", "May Green", "We Now Singing", and "Duo Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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✨✧ Gato BarbieriUnder Fire ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from Gato – filled with Latin rhythm influences forged on his Impulse sessions of the same time, plus some nice spiritual blowing in the Pharoah Sanders tradition in which he was linked in the immediate post-Coltrane years. Airto and Mtume are on percussion on most tracks, and Lonnie Liston Smith plays some pretty outside piano on the set. All tracks are long, and titles include "El Parana", "Antonico", "El Sertao", and "Maria Domingas". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Norman ConnorsDance Of Magic (Cobblestone pressing) ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark first album from drummer Norman Connors – a spiritual jazz masterpiece that builds wonderfully on the post-Coltrane tradition! Norman is years away from his smoother soul recordings at this point, and coming out of a righteous jazz background that included work with Marion Brown and Archie Shepp. For this initial set, Norman's in incredible company – working with players that include Herbie Hancock on both electric and acoustic keys, plus Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Gary Bartz and Carlos Garnett on saxes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Billy Hart and Airto on percussion – plus a chorus of vocalists on the album's mighty title cut! Tracks are all long, spiritual, and freely exploratory – but never in a style that goes too far outside, or that forgets the joy and love that can spring forth in a forward-thinking session like this one! Titles include "Dance Of Magic", "Give The Drummer Some", "Morning Change", and "Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam.)

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✨✧ Terumasa HinoTaro's Mood ... LP
Enja, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first great non-Japanese recordings by trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a smoking little live set from Germany, done at a time when Hino was working at the height of his youthful powers! The mode here is stretched out and open – never too outside, but very exploratory – in the direction that Hino took quite strongly on his Japanese albums as the 70s approached, but performed here in a style that's even more organic than those records. The group is all Japanese – with Motohiko Hino on drums and Mikio Masuda on piano – and added conga at the bottom of the backings almost gives the record an early 70s Impulse Records sort of feel – nice and spiritual, and plenty soulful! Titles include "Alone Alone & Alone", "Taro's Mood", "Black Daffodil", and "Predawn". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Library copy, with aging, tape along the edges, tape stains & a peeled spot.)

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✨✧ Roland KirkRip, Rig & Panic (gatefold) ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing work from Roland Kirk – a record that really pushes the boundaries of his music even farther than some of his earlier, and excellent, albums for the Mercury label! Kirk's really stretching out here – finding a space in jazz that's uniquely his own – modern, yet playful – creative, yet never overindulgent – and perfectly balanced to find a whole new sound of soul for the 60s! Things never get too far outside, but Kirk's reedlines are always breaking out into fresh territory – incredible tenor parts, and also some amazing work on manzello and stritch too, both lesser-known reed instruments that Roland employs to incredible ends. Other group members fit his vibe perfectly – Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – each stepping quickly to catch the energy of each new twist and turn in Kirk's music. Titles include the sublime "From Bechet Byas & Fats" – plus "No Tonic Pres", "Rip Rig & Panic", "Mystical Dream", "Black Diamond", and "Slippery Hippery Flippery". This LP, like most of the Limelight ones from this era, comes with a cool heavy gatefold, and an excellent little book on the inside with colorful geometric shapes and stuff. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the extravagant gatefold cover. Cover has peeling and staining due to moisture along the bottom half.)
Also available Rip, Rig & Panic ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Sam RiversContours ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant statement of modernist jazz from Sam Rivers – one of his groundbreaking early albums for Blue Note, and one of the most challenging sessions issued by the label during the 60s! The record's a real departure from Rivers' already-great Fuscia Swing Song – with tunes that go farther outside, and a free-thinking approach to rhythm and song structure that's a perfect illustration of 60s "new thing" jazz at its best! The group is top-shelf all the way – a quintet that includes Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Joe Chambers – plus amazing work from Rivers, who manages to effortlessly shift between tenor, flute, and soprano sax for the session. Tracks are long, and with the kind of strange off-kilter arrangements that you'd hear on some of the Jackie McLean or Grachan Moncour Blue Notes from the time – and titles include "Dance Of The Tripedal", "Euterpe", "Point Of Many Returns", and "Melliflous Cacaphony". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam and flaking along the bottom due to moisture & the bottom half of the back cover paste-on is peeled off.)
Also available Contours (with bonus track) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFull House ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely cooking feel throughout – even when they're more gentle ones – and the record's a good reminder that outside of the studio, Wes could sometimes play with a bit more force on the strings – raspily hitting notes that explode off the guitar with tremendous precision and a good deel of feeling. Titles include the Montgomery originals "Full House", "SOS", and "Cariba", plus the tunes"Blue N Boogie" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, missing obi.)
Also available
Full House (Keepnews collection – with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99
Full House ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Weather ReportSweetnighter ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from Weather Report – an album that has them picking up a bit more soul than before, and shaking off some of the experimental sounds of their roots – yet all in a way that still makes them one of the most revolutionary fusion combos of the time! There's an incredible sense of tightness between the reeds of Wayne Shorter, the keyboards of Joe Zawinul, and the bass of Miroslav Vitous – and even when things go a bit outside, there's always a sense of focus and groove that brings them back together – a style that's never entirely funky, but which has plenty of funky elements to please our ears! Dom Um Romao's percussion is always a treat, and Zawinul's electric keys come through beautifully in the mix – on tracks that include "125th Street Congress", "Boogie Woogie Waltz", "Adios", "Manolete", "Will", and "Non-Stop Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a bit of pen on back.)
 
 
 



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