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✨✧ Kenny DorhamThis Is The Moment – Kenny Dorham Sings & Plays ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $8.99
An unusual little session for Kenny Dorham – one in which he sings as well as plays trumpet – perhaps taking a page out of Chet Baker's book, but with a completely different approach! The group features Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Charlie Persip on drums – who is replaced by GT Hogan on a couple of numbers. The set's all standards, and Kenny's style is nicely raspy – not the best technically, but with some surprisingly gentle feeling that's a nice complement to his work on trumpet. Includes "Autumn Leaves", "Since I Fell For You", "From This Moment On", "This Is The Moment", "Angel Eyes", and "Golden Earrings". CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Chet BakerLost Holland Concert – Featuring Dick Twardzik ... CD
RLR (Spain), 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A previously-unissued concert from Chet Baker's legendary 1955 tour of Europe – recorded with the famous quartet that included Dick Twardzik on piano! The album gives a really great sense of Chet's presence on the bandstand, and of the way the interplay between the group unfolded – something that you don't always hear on the better known studio sessions from the same stretch. Most tunes feature an introduction by Baker, which then rolls into a slowly-building, often-extended track that allows for plenty of solo space. Recording quality is relatively strong, without any real distortion at all – and titles include "Tommyhawk", "Indian Summer", "Imagination", "CTA", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". Added to these tracks are 5 more by the same group – also recorded in 1955, with performances that include "Happy Sunbeam" and "Moonlight In Vermont" from a previously unreleased live date in Zurich on 9/24/55; plus "Walkin", "Indian Summer", and "All The Things You Are" from another live date from Mainz on 9/21/55. 10 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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Lonnie SmithAfro-desia ... CD
Groove Merchant/LRC, Late 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A confusing one from the Lester Corporation – but a great CD nonetheless! The title and cover make you think that the album's the same as Lonnie Smith's Afro-Desia album – but it actually contains little material from that set, and features more grooves from the even rarer When The Night Is Right session! Players listed include George Benson on guitar, Joe Lovano on tenor sax, and Greg Hopkins on trumpet – part of the Afro-Desia group, but also banked here on some tracks by larger arrangements from Brad Baker. The vibe is still quite hip – hard and searing on some tracks, and laidback and more Kudu jazz funky on others – and the album's an excellent one throughout, even if it is kind of a mystery in relation to Smith's discography! CD features 7 tracks in all – including "Apex", "Flavors", "Afrodesia", "Good Morning", "It's Changed", "When The Night Is Right", and "All In My Mind". CD

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Chet BakerChet Baker & Crew ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $6.99
Killer work from the late 50's by Chet! Although Baker's trumpet playing in the early part of the decade became known as one of the trademark "cool" sounds of the west coast, he started to move towards a sound that was a lot more hardbop at the end of the decade – as you'll hear on this tasty album. The session's got a great (and unlikely) batch of players accompanying Chet – like firey young soul jazz pianist Bobby Timmons, modal grooving bassist Jimmy Bond, and cool tenorist Phil Urso. The set's a great one, and pushes Chet's sound way past the usual stereotypes. Titles include "Medium Rock", "Lucius Lu", "Revelation", and "To Mickey's Memory". Plus, this excellent reissue CD also adds a number of bonus tracks recorded by the same group, but not issued with the original album. Added titles include "Chippyin", "Line For Lyons (vocal version!)", and "Jumpin Off A Clef". CD
(Out of print.)

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