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Rufus HarleyBagpipe Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Good+ ... $4.99
An amazing record, from an amazing player – the mighty Rufus Harley, heard here on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – as well as bagpipes, his "trademark" instrument! Don't be put off by the bagpipes, though, because Harley plays in a righteous soul jazz groove, and uses the instrument more like a Coltrane-ish reed soloing vehicle, with sheets of hard blown sound, than he does as a corny Scottish sounding one. His playing is great, and he's recorded here with a great group of obscure Detroit musicians who play with a style that hints at the later stuff to come on the Tribe label – Oliver Collins on piano, James Glenn on bass, and Billy Abner on drums. The LP includes the cuts "Bagpipe Blues", "Sportin", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "Chim Chim Cheree", "Kerry Dancers", and "More". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a light stain on one corner.)

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Rufus HarleyRe-Creation Of The Gods ... LP
Ankh, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the most legendary albums of jazz funk ever recorded! Rufus Harley was a saxophone player who also picked up the bagpipes for a few excellent 60s albums for Atlantic Records – and although those records are great, this 1972 independent album is a real mind blower! By the time of this set, Rufus had really stretched out – both creatively and spiritually – working his standard bagpipe jazz groove into a much trippier sound, one that explored the tonal and modal properties of the instrument. Not only that, Rufus got a lot funkier than ever before – working here with organist Bill Mason, a sonic contemporary of Leon Spencer and Charles Earland – and the resultant mix of organ and bagpipes creates a monstrous sound that's unlike anything we can describe! The album's a mixture of Sufi and Biblical statements – fused into long funky jazz tracks, stretching out into some incredible grooves. Includes the classic "Malika", plus the cuts "Etymology", "Hypothesis", and "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen", done in a great heavy version! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rufus HarleyTribute To Courage ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Brilliant work by one of the most unusual jazz talents of the 60s! Rufus Harley's best known for his use of bagpipes in jazz music – a re-cooption of the instrument from Scottish styles, taking it back to its roots in northern Africa. A number of Harley's other albums from the time are a bit gimmicky – but this later set is a soul jazz masterpiece, infused with rich Coltrane-like modes of expression, as Harley plays both soprano sax and bagpipes over some long modal original compositions! The group is a great one – with Oliver Collins playing some fantastic spiraling lines on piano, and great bass and drum work by James Glenn & Billy Abner. Titles include "Ali", "X", "About Trane", "Tribute To Courage", and a great version of "Sunny"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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Bob Rockwell/Rufus Reid/Victor LewisBob Rockwell Trio ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1989. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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✨✧ Rufus HarleyTribute To Courage ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work by one of the most unusual jazz talents of the 60s! Rufus Harley's best known for his use of bagpipes in jazz music – a re-cooption of the instrument from Scottish styles, taking it back to its roots in northern Africa. A number of Harley's other albums from the time are a bit gimmicky – but this later set is a soul jazz masterpiece, infused with rich Coltrane-like modes of expression, as Harley plays both soprano sax and bagpipes over some long modal original compositions! The group is a great one – with Oliver Collins playing some fantastic spiraling lines on piano, and great bass and drum work by James Glenn & Billy Abner. Titles include "Ali", "X", "About Trane", "Tribute To Courage", and a great version of "Sunny"! CD
Also available Tribute To Courage ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Herbie Mann with Rufus HarleyWailing Dervishes ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever from Herbie Mann – and a set that's definitely got the vibrant sound you'd expect from its title and cover! The set's a live one, and pretty open at times – and the great Rufus Harley joins Mann's group for one track – in a really mad mix of sounds that also includes lots of other exotic instrumentation too! Roy Ayers plays vibes on about half the set – and other instrumentation includes oud, dumbek, and zither – set over modal rhythms that have a very strong Eastern vibe! Titles include "Wailing Dervishes", "Flute Bag", "In the Medina", and "Armenian Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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✨✧ Rufus HarleyCourage – The Complete Atlantic Recordings ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino Handmade, Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of music from one of the hippest jazz players ever – the legendary Rufus Harley, a saxophonist by trade, but one who could also play the bagpipes as well! Harley had a really unique way of using the bagpipes as a free-flowing modal soloing instrument – one that's clearly influenced by the best work of John Coltrane in the early 60s, and which really takes the instrument back to its original pre-Scottish roots in Africa! This wonderful set brings together 4 of Harley's best albums ever – Bagpipe Blues, Tribute To Courage, Kings/Queens, and Scotch & Soul – all gems recorded for Atlantic Records in the 60s, and which are presented here with 2 bonus tracks as well! Harley plays both bagpipes and saxophone on the record – the latter in a way that's equally compelling as the former – and the 2CD set features a whopping 28 tracks in all, supported by liner notes and other details. Titles include "Ali", "Where Have All The Flowers Gone", "Pipin The Blues", "Sufur", "Scotch & Soul", "Feeling Good", "Taurus The 20th", "Bagpipe Blues", "Kerry Dancers", "More", "Sunny", "A Tribute To Courage", "About Trane", "Eight Miles High", and "Love Is Blue". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rufus HarleyScotch & Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A gimmicky cover, a gimmick title, but one heck of a soulful set of jazz! The legendary Rufus Harley is a true original – a saxophonist who also plays bagpipes, but can wail on that instrument – along with tenor and soprano sax – in a mode that's strongly influenced by the best work of John Coltrane, Yusef, Lateef, and Eric Dolphy! This early set for Atlantic features Rufus in a kilt – but actually does a deeply righteous thing by returning the bagpipes to their African origin (supposedly the instrument was brought up to the British Isles during the Crusades) – and laying them out here in a sweet mix of modal moments and heavier soul jazz. The mix of modes is a lot like the best work of Yusef Lateef – and like Lateef, Harley hails from the Detroit jazz underground –a nd works here with a hip group of players from that scene – including Oliver Collins on piano, James Glenn on bass, and Billy Abner on drums. Robert Gossett adds in a bit of congas, to give the tunes even more groove than usual – and the whole thing's an important early expression of spiritual modes that would flourish even more strongly in the 70s. Titles include "Passing The Cup Around", "Taurus The 20th", "Sufur", and "Scotch & Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has light stains and a small name in ink on back.)

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✨✧ Rufus HarleyBagpipe Blues ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing record, from an amazing player – the mighty Rufus Harley, heard here on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – as well as bagpipes, his "trademark" instrument! Don't be put off by the bagpipes, though, because Harley plays in a righteous soul jazz groove, and uses the instrument more like a Coltrane-ish reed soloing vehicle, with sheets of hard blown sound, than he does as a corny Scottish sounding one. His playing is great, and he's recorded here with a great group of obscure Detroit musicians who play with a style that hints at the later stuff to come on the Tribe label – Oliver Collins on piano, James Glenn on bass, and Billy Abner on drums. The LP includes the cuts "Bagpipe Blues", "Sportin", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "Chim Chim Cheree", "Kerry Dancers", and "More". CD
Also available Bagpipe Blues ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Rufus HarleyKing/Queens ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of Rufus Harley's beautiful albums for Atlantic, and a record that shouldn't work at all – but it does, and does so wonderfully! Harley plays bagpipes throughout the album – but in a way that sounds nothing like any of the snoozy Scottish assumptions you may have about the instrument – and instead draws from a rich tradition of African reed work, and creates these amazing off-kilter tones with a deeply spiritual feel! The rhythms help Rufus realize this goal quite strongly – with players who include Richard Tee on piano, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Eric Gale on guitar – plus some other added African instrumentation on a few cuts, which widens the groove nicely. Tracks include "Kings", "Queens", and surprisingly wonderful covers of "8 Miles High" and "Windy". CD
 
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✨✧ Bernie McGannMcGann McGann ... CD
Rufus/Terra Nova (Australia), 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Greg AbateBop City – Live At Birdland ... CD
Candid (UK), 1991. Used ... $2.99
Greg Abate's working here with a hell of a great rhythm section – one who give the set enough soulful sparkle to take it far from the straight bop promised in the title! Abate's certainly got plenty of bop chops on his reeds – which include tenor, alto, soprano sax, and flute – but there's a more open, fluid groove to most of the tunes – courtesy of a combo that includes James Williams on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and the great Kenny Washington on drums – all of whom swing things with plenty of round, warm tones. A number of tracks are well-penned originals by Abate, and stand out strongly from the rest – with titles that include "Andromeda", "The Young Uns", "Sax O'Blues", "Gemini Mood", "Minorism", "Bop City", and "Peaks Beaks". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jamey AebersoldII-V7-I Progression Vol 3 ... LP
JA Records, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of many fine records cut for the Jamey Aebersold label of jazz improvisation/instruction albums – and one that features some excellent piano work by Dan Haerle. The piano is all acoustic, but it's got a freely soulful feel that makes the album way more than just a jazz instruction album – and the best cuts have a tight trio groove and lots of nice bass work by Rufus Reid. Titles include "G Minor Blues", "Bebop Tune", "F Blues with An 8 Bar Bridge", "II V7 I", "II V7", and "0 V7 9". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the instruction booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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AwakeningMirage ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
No Mirage here – as the album's got a presence that's impossible to deny – a solid, soulful uttering from this key Chicago combo of the 70s! The group's led by reedman Ari Brown – better known for his later avant work – and they've got a wicked blend of keyboards and horns with lots of complicated touches, played out over funky rhythms that are completely mindblowing! The great Ken Chaney plays keyboards, and in addition to Brown's reeds, the set also features trumpet from Frank Gordon, trombone from Steve Galloway, and bass from Rufus Reid – plus cool percussion from Arlington Davis and Drasheer Khalid. Most cuts are instrumental, and recorded beautifully – but one number, "The Ultimate Frontier", also features vocals from Anita Jefferies. Other cuts include "Slinky", "Mirage", "Just a Little Peace", and "March On". CD

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Anthony BraxtonSeven Standards 1985 – Vol 1 ... LP
Magenta/A&M, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
If you've never heard Anthony Braxton play straight jazz, you owe it to yourself to check out this performance – it's a delight, like some of his few straight sets! With Hank Jones on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include "Joy Spring", "You Go To My Head", "Old Folks", and "Background Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ron CarterEtudes ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A warmly acoustic set from Ron Carter – an early 80s album for Elektra that continues the great run of work as a leader he first began in the 70s! The format here is quite laidback and unassuming – a piano-less group that has Ron's work on bass right out front in the mix – supported with drums from Tony Williams, who certainly shows off his freer roots, but with that "back to the inside" quality that made some of his work from the time so compelling. Saxophonist Bill Evans punctuates some of the tunes with a nice sense of sharpness, and Art Farmer's flugelhorn completes the quartet with a warmly searching sort of feel. Titles include "Rufus", "Echoes", "Doctor's Row", "Last Resort", and "Bottoms Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Duke EllingtonFar East Suite ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good ... $8.99
One of Ellington's greatest albums of the 60s – and a record tinged with Eastern themes and darkly angular modern arrangements. The group here features Ellington stalwarts Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, and Rufus Jones – and the players work together tightly to craft the suite of tracks based on Ellington's impressions of recent travels through the Mid and Far East during the 60s. Titles include "Tourist Point Of View", "Isfahan", "Depk", "Mount Harissa", "Amad", "Agra", and "Blue Pepper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, seam splitting, and writing in marker on back.)

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Duke EllingtonFar East Suite (80s pressing) ... LP
RCA/Bluebird, 1967. Sealed ... $4.99
One of Ellington's greatest albums of the 60s – and a record tinged with Eastern themes and darkly angular modern arrangements. The group here features Ellington stalwarts Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, and Rufus Jones – and the players work together tightly to craft the suite of tracks based on Ellington's impressions of recent travels through the Mid and Far East during the 60s. Titles include "Tourist Point Of View", "Isfahan", "Depk", "Mount Harissa", "Amad", "Agra", and "Blue Pepper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonRotterdam 1969 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A wonderful late-live concert from Duke Ellington – the kind of set that shows just how many shifts and surprises he could still bring to the stage at the time! Ellington himself seemed to reach out in more of a modern mode during the 60s with his own playing and writing – and while a tour date like this might not showcase that move fully, the overall presentation certainly shows some of the new ideas the Duke was investigating, even amidst some older favorites. The song titles themselves hardly paint the full picture of the material – because, as always with Ellington, there's so many things going on – so many tones and textures, as well as breakout solo moments too. Players include Wild Bill Davis on Hammond – making for a few surprising organ jazz moments – plus Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, and Benny Bailey on trumpets, Johnny Hodges on alto, Russell Procope on alto and clarinet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Harold Ashby and Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Harry Carney on baritone and bass clarinet, and rhythm from the team of Victor Gaskin on bass and Rufus Jones on drums. Tony Watkins sings just a bit – and titles include "Kinda Dukish/Rockin In Rhythm", "RTM", "Satin Doll", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Black Butterfly", "La Plus Belle Africaine", "Come Off The Veldt", and "Up Jump". CD

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Maynard FergusonStraightaway Jazz Themes ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Forget what you think about Ferguson – this is a very hip album! Sure, Maynard's a bit hokey on the solos – but he's surrounded himself with a wonderful group that includes Jaki Byard, Don Menza, Willie Maiden, Lanny Morgan, Don Rader, and Rufus Jones. The tracks are a lot edgier than you'd expect – hard swinging in a big band mode, but with breakaway solos that really groove, and an overall tightness that never lets up. The tracks were composed for a TV show about car racing called Straightaway – and that's probably why the tracks have such a dramatic flair, sounding almost like those on some of the best crime jazz scores of the late 50s. Titles include "Mambo La Mans", "Cocky Scott", "Up Shift", "After The Race", "Stroking", and "Pit Stop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor bar pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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Ricky FordTenor For The Times ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Extremely soulful work from young tenor giant Ricky Ford – one of a number of really strong sides he cut for Muse early on in his career, and a set that continues the indie soul jazz vibe of the 70s nicely! The group's a no-nonsense ensemble that features Albert Dailey on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, Jimmy Cobb on drums, and Jack Walrath on trumpet – and all of the songs are Ford originals and titles include "This Our Love", "Christmas Cheer", "Hour Samba", "Saxaceous Serenade", "Portrait Of Love", "Orb", and "Arcadian Eclipse". LP, Vinyl record album

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ForefrontIncantation ... LP
AFI/RML, 1973. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Obscure midwest group with Rufus Reid on bass and Art Hoyle on trumpets. There's a vague Sun Ra connection here, which mostly manifests itself in the record's cool spare spacey sound. The standout cut is "Frump Trump", which has a nice hard boogaloo sound, and a great breakbeat on the intro. Other tracks include "Incantation", "Abberations", "Peregrine", and "Reverberations". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonManhattan Symphonie ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Later genius from Dexter Gordon – an album recorded upon his return to the US in 1976, and done in a style that breaks the bounds of some of his sessions in Europe! Gordon seems to take new life in the recording – moving past the simple role of main soloist on familiar tunes, and stepping into a much more strongly group-minded leader – one who grooves easily with the piano of George Cables, bass of Rufus Reid, and drums of Eddie Gladden – in a session that's overflowing with soulful invention. Even older tunes take on a new spark of life in these arrangements – and Gordon's phrasing has this "bite" that comes through beautifully, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Tanya", "I Told You So", "LTD", "Moment's Notice", and "As Time Goes By". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisInstant Death ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $8.99
Damn great work from the amazing Eddie Harris – a record that's got a perfect blend of jazz and funk, but still holds onto more righteous elements too! Eddie's using his electric sax in a really great way – not as a gimmick at all, but as a way of linking both the soulful and progressive sides of the Chicago jazz scene – much like the way his old bassist Melvin Jackson did on the classic Funky Skull record! The group here is a small one, but features some really surprising work from players who include Muhal Richard Abrams on electric piano, Rufus Reid on electric and acoustic bass, Billy James on drums and Kalimba, Ronald Muldrow on guitar, and Henry Gibson on some mighty nice percussion. Eddie himself is a stunner – working not just on electric tenor, but also trumpet with a reed mouthpiece, and some weird way of vocalizing through a horn as well. The whole thing's got a vibe that matches the hippest, coolest electric jazz of the Cadet/Concept years – and titles include the great groover "Zambezi Dance", plus "Nightcap", "Tampion", "Instant Death", and "Superfluous". LP, Vinyl record album

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Andrew HillComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note (Faces Of Hope/Strange Serenade/Verona Rag/Shades) (4CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980/1986. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99 41.98
The Black Saint/Soul Note label provided a great home to pianist Andrew Hill in his post-Blue Note years – as you'll hear here in a cool package that features four different albums, each in tiny sleeves with their original artwork! First up is Faces Of Hope – later solo work from Andrew Hill – an Italian session with four long tracks, and a fair bit of sensitive tones throughout! The record definitely has some of Hill's tentative qualities of the period – playing that almost makes you feel like he's rediscovering the keyboard of the piano with each new track – but there's also a subtle sort of warmth as well, especially at points when Andrew relaxes into an area he's been hovering around for a few measures – relaxing just a bit, and relishing the sound. Titles include "Rob It Mohe", "Ceora", "Bayside 1", and "Bayside 2". Strange Serenade is a brooding little album from pianist Andrew Hill – played with an excellent trio that includes Alan Silva on bass and Freddie Waits on drums and percussion! Hill's angular lines on piano really direct the action of the set – often moving with a tentative quality that's pretty great – never too introspective to lose their edge, but always looking inward in search of the next step in sound – in ways that are a delight to hear Silva and Waits follow along. Tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Mist Flower", "Reunion", "Andrew", and "Strange Serenade". Verona Rag features more solo piano from Andrew Hill – done in that long-flowing mature style that he pulled out in later years – an approach that could be as warm as it was constantly creative! Titles include "Retrospect", "Afternoon In Paris", "Verona Rag", "Darn That Dream", and "Tinkering". On Shades, Andrew Hill works mostly in a trio – a great group with Rufus Reid on bass and Ben Riley on drums – but also gets some help from Clifford Jordan's tenor on a few tracks, which really makes the album stand out from other Hill dates of the time! The core group is already great – and Reid and Riley bring a slightly straighter vibe to the date, and a sound that's filled with plenty of soul – and when Jordan joins in, there's almost a classic hardbop approach going on – quite a change from usual for Andrew, and proof that he can handle just about anything that comes his way. Hill still throws out plenty of creative piano lines throughout – those deft, modern moments that are always illuminating, even amidst a straighter swing – with a tension that's not unlike his Grass Roots album. Titles include "Ball Square", "Domani", "La Verne", "Monk's Glimpse", and "Tripping". CD

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Andrew HillShades ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Andrew Hill works mostly in a trio here – a great group with Rufus Reid on bass and Ben Riley on drums – but also gets some help from Clifford Jordan's tenor on a few tracks, which really makes the album stand out from other Hill dates of the time! The core group is already great – and Reid and Riley bring a slightly straighter vibe to the date, and a sound that's filled with plenty of soul – and when Jordan joins in, there's almost a classic hardbop approach going on – quite a change from usual for Andrew, and proof that he can handle just about anything that comes his way. Hill still throws out plenty of creative piano lines throughout – those deft, modern moments that are always illuminating, even amidst a straighter swing – with a tension that's not unlike his Grass Roots album. Titles include "Ball Square", "Domani", "La Verne", "Monk's Glimpse", and "Tripping". LP, Vinyl record album
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Lee KonitzLee Konitz Nonet (7 tracks) ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Lee Konitz leads a nine piece in this late 70s recording of standards with a few nice modern pieces thrown in. Featuring Jimmy Knepper, Rufus Reid and Billy Hart alongside Konitz,as well as a few less well known, but still very capable sidemen, like Burt Collins and Kenny Berger. 7 tracks in all: "If Dreams Come True", "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody", "Tea For Two", "Matrix", "Times Lie", "Without A Song" and "Nefertiti". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ralph MooreRound Trip ... LP
Reservoir, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Incredible work from tenor player Ralph Moore – an under-discovered classic from the 80s that we enjoy listening to as much as most of our favorite albums from the 60s! Moore's a wonderful player in direct lineage with Hank Mobley – and the tracks on this set are warmly grooving, very soulful numbers that sparkle with a fresh creativity you wouldn't expect from the date. Other players include the great Kenny Washington on drums (who's a big part of the reason for the success of this album), plus Benny Green on piano, Rufus Reid on guitar, and Brian Lynch on trumpet. Titles include "Dunes", "Round Trip", "Lotus Blossom", and "Monique". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in nice shape!)

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Horace ParlanJoe Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $13.99
The "Joe" here is Dutch tenorist Joe Van Enkhuizen, who's a great fit with a trio that features Horace Parlan on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Al Harewood on drums! The album's got that subtle approach that marks Parlan's later years – a less all-out style than his start on Blue Note, but one that's maybe even more rewarding if you're willing to let yourself slide into it – something that's easy to do when you've got Joe pointing the way with his well-blown, raspy-edged tenor! Reid is mighty nice too – with those instantly-deep notes that always grab us strongly when he's recorded this well – the sort of presence that most other bassists would need to be electric to reach. Titles include "Alfie's Theme", "Bluesville", "FSR", "Wadin", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD

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Archie SheppFour For Trane (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
An amazing Impulse debut from Archie Shepp – easily one of his boldest musical statements ever, and a key announcement to the world that a new generation of modernists was on the rise! The album was co-produced by John Coltrane – who brought Shepp to the label, and almost gets out-done by Archie's sharply crafted musical vision on the set. The style here is that mix of freer lines and tighter conception that Shepp used with the New York Contemporary Five – and players include John Tchicai on alto from that group, plus Roswell Rudd on trombone, Alan Shorter on flugelhorn, Reggie Workman on bass, and Charles Moffett on drums. The lack of piano in the album is striking – and allows for plenty of horn interplay, but in a way that's much more cutting and dark than any of the piano-less horn dates from the 50s. Titles include 4 Coltrane compositions ("Syeeda's Song Flute", "Mr Syms", "Cousin Mary", and "Naima"), as sort of a tribute to Trane – plus Shepp's excellent "Rufus (Swung, his face at last to the wind, then his neck snapped)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Hammond SmithBlack Coffee ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- (reissue)... $9.99
One of Johnny Hammond's first albums – and a cooking little live set that really has the organist working with some early raw power! The group's a trio, but they seem to burn differently than some of the other organ combos of the time – maybe with that fluid sensibility that Johnny brought to his keys, and which would later open up in even more famous ways. The core group features Eddie McFadden on guitar and Leo Stevens on drums – but they're joined by Seldon Powell on tenor for more than half the album, who really opens things up with his tremendous playing – and shows at an early state that Johnny Hammond always knows the right way to use a horn player. Titles include "Monterey Theme", "Far Away Places", "I Remember Clifford", "He's A Real Gone Guy", and "Rufus Toofus". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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