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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis (United Artists 2LP set) ... LP
Blue Note/United Artists, Early 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strange 2LP set – put together in 1971, with a cover and a gatefold format that makes it look like current electric Miles on Columbia, but a track list that features Miles early 50s recordings for Blue Note! The tracks were all recorded by Rudy Van Gelder – and the sessions feature JJ Johnson, Gil Coggins, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Jackie McLean, and Oscar Pettiford. Titles include "Weirdo", "Woody N You", "Lazy Susan", "CTA", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Chance It", "Donna", "Yesterdays", and "The Leap". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)
 
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Manny AlbamDrum Feast ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A great one from arranger Manny Albam – heavy on drums, but with some nice exotic touches too! No players listed – but we're guessing it's a pretty hip lineup! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey Greatest Hits ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has staining along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Bob BrookmeyerKansas City Revisited ... LP
United Artists, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
A very unusual session – especially considering Bob Brookmeyer's more modernist modes of the 50s! This album has Bob going back to roots you might not guess that he had – picking up bits of a Kansas City sound that (as he tells in the liner notes) clearly inspired him in the early days, and which is presented here surprisingly well by a septet that includes Bob on valve trombone, Al Cohn and Paul Quinichette on tenor, Nat Pierce on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Addison Farmer on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – all playing long and lean on some real Basie-styled numbers. Quinichette's presence really sets the tone for the record, and seems to pull out earthy qualities in the other players that we didn't even know they had – and on 2 numbers, Big Miller delivers some bluesy vocals as well. Titles include "Jumping At The Woodside", "A Blues", "Blue & Sentimental", and "Moten Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and tape on the back.)

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Betty CarterInside Betty Carter ... CD
Capitol/United Artists, 1964. Used ... $9.99
One of the best records ever cut by jazz vocalist Betty Carter! Why? Well, because the session's got a tight stripped-down feel – but not as stripped down as some of Carter's mellower records – and it's also one of the first to show her in the straight jazz setting that would become her dominant format in the 70's and 80's. Unfettered by larger studio arrangements, Carter's at her jazzy best, and brings a rich amount of emotion and imagination to her interpretations of tracks like "This Is Always", "Some Other Time", "Something Big", and "There Is No Greater Love". The set also includes a phenomenal original composition – the captivating "Open The Door", which is one of Carter's best songs – and it's also got 7 tracks that weren't on the original album! (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul Chambers & Tommy FlanaganMotor City Scene – Complete Recordings ... CD
Bethlehem/United Artists/Lonehill (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $14.99
2 classic albums of late 50s jazz – both showcasing the rich talents of players from Detroit! First up on the disc is the album Motor City Scene – recorded for United Artists under the leadership of Thad Jones in 1959. The set features Thad at his best – late 50s, and working with an excellent group of hometown players! The album's more open and rough than some of Thad's excellent Blue Note sides from the time – in a really great way, one that makes for the kind of session that you rarely get to hear from Thad. Other players include Tommy Flanagan, Al Grey, Paul Chambers, Elvin Jones, and the great Billy Mitchell – whose tenor work on Jones' albums from the time is worth the price of admission alone! Titles include "Like Old Times", "Minor On Top", "Let's Play One", and "No Refill". The next 5 tracks on the set are from a 1960 session for Bethlehem – also titled Motor City Theme, recorded under the leadership of Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams. The two of them groove nicely here with a sextet that includes guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer "Hey" Lewis (another name for Louis Hayes!) The band is very tight, and the tracks are long enough that everybody gets in some good licks on the solos. Titles include "Trio", "Philson", "Libeccio", and "Bitty Ditty". Way harder than most of the west coast sessions on Bethlehem too! CD
(Out of print.)

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John ColtraneColtrane Time ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
This is a repackaged version of an album that was originally issued under Cecil Taylor's name, under the title Hard Drive (and later Stereo Drive, or something like that). The record brings together two of the late 50's most promising modernists – Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane – in a group that includes Kenny Dorham, Chuck Israels, and Louis Hayes. The music is a startling mix of styles – as Taylor's heavy piano clashes noisily with Trane's free flowing lines on the tenor. It doesn't always work, but it's well worth a listen, and stands as a critical meeting of two important talents that were both best known on their own. Tracks include "Shifting Down", "Double Clutching", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo UA pressing in the textured cover. Cover has wear and moisture staining.)

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Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
United Artists, 1962. Used ... $1.99
Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The real success factor here is Ellington, who was hitting a point in his career when he was really beginning to experiment again – as you'll hear in the beautifully angular piano lines that he lays next to Mingus' bass and Roach's lively drums. The set's nearly all originals, and titles include "Money Jungle", "Le Fleurs Africaines", and "Wig Wise". Very nice! CD features bonus tracks! CD
(BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Money Jungle ... CD 2.99

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Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $2.99
Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The real success factor here is Ellington, who was hitting a point in his career when he was really beginning to experiment again – as you'll hear in the beautifully angular piano lines that he lays next to Mingus' bass and Roach's lively drums. The set's nearly all originals, and titles include "Money Jungle", "Le Fleurs Africaines", and "Wig Wise". Very nice! CD features bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Money Jungle ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Art FarmerBrass Shout ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good ... $19.99
A great little album by this wonderful trumpeter – and one that we passed up for years because we were afraid of the words "brass" and "shout" in the title! If you're a Farmer fan, though, don't worry about this being some sort of snoozy "bold n brassy" session – because it's a much more subtle record, and features some excellent lead solos by Farmer, set amidst a larger group arranged wonderfully by Benny Golson! Golson brings a great sense of balance to the album – mixing some larger horn passages with soulfully snapping rhythms, all at a level that still allows plenty of space for Farmer to solo sweetly on trumpet. Other players on the record include Lee Morgan on trumpet and Curtis Fuller on trombone, Percy Heath on bass, and either Philly Joe Jones or Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "Minor Vamp", "Nica's Dream", "Stella By Starlight", "Moanin", "April In Paris", and "Five Spot After Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black/rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a light stain along the opening.)

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Monk HigginsMonk Higgins (aka Little Mama) ... CD
United Artists/EMI (UK), 1972. Used ... $17.99
An excellent batch of soulful and funky instrumental tracks – super-dope 70s work from funky arranger Monk Higgins! The album grooves in the best blacksploitation soundtrack mode – as Monk plays tenor sax and organ in the set, over slinky stepping arrangements that feature Paul Humphrey on drums, and Freddy Robinson on guitars – all coming together with Monk in a sweet LA style of early 70s funk! The groove is funky, yet laidback at the same time – and with some soulful backing vocals behind the instrumentation on a number of cuts – really the perfect sort of approach for a hip crime or action soundtrack. Tracks include "Little Mama", "If", "Highway No 101", "Walking In My Sleep", "Can't Stop", and the classic "Black Fox"! (Soul, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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Earl KlughHeart String/Acoustic Lady Part 2 ... 12-inch
United Artists, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo, with stickers over the notice.)

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Earl KlughMagic In Your Eyes ... CD
United Artists, 1978. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Irene KralSteveireno! ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good ... $14.99
An excellent session of vocals cut by the lovely Irene Kral, with backing by Al Cohn, who leads a small group that includes Zoot Sims, Jimmy Raney, Hank Jones, and Charlie Persip. The "Steve" in the title is Steve Allen, who wrote a number of tracks on the session, and who also appears on the cover in a goofy photo with Irene. While Allen's compositions are (at least) a refreshing change from the tired batch of standards that might ruin an album like this, we're even more approving of the stuff he co-wrote with other folks here – like "Cool Blue", by Neal Hefti and Allen, "Yes", by Pete Rugolo and Allen, and "Run (Don't Walk)" by Hank Jones and Allen. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howard McGheeNobody Knows You When You're Down & Out ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good+ ... $59.99
A fantastic session! Trumpeter Howard McGhee certainly had his down and out years, but despite the title of this one, it's really one of the best records you can ever find by him. The session's a lively batch of soul jazz grooves, inflected with McGhee's tight bop experience, and it's got a sound unlike any of his other albums from the time. The lineup is simple, and lets McGhee have most of the solo space, but there's also an organ player in the group who swings mightily, and who gives the session a fresher sound than it might have had otherwise. Highlights include the originals "Blues Duende" and "Bleu Bell", but even the standards are great, including "Canadian Sunset", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "Secret Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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Lee OskarLee Oskar ... LP
Far Out/United Artists, 1976. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Nice mellow LA funk, played by Lee Oskar with help from a lot of his bandmates in the group War. The sound is similar to some of War's Chicano funk grooves – but with some very nicely punctuated rhythms that have the drums snapping out more than on War's albums from the time. Oskar's harmonica playing is processed in a very cool way that almost completely hides its origins, and which gives it a lot of cool sounds and tones that you wouldn't expect. Titles include "The Journey", "BLT", "The Promised Land", and the nice nice "Down The Nile". (Soul, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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Bill PottsJazz Soul Of Porgy & Bess ... CD
United Artists/Capitol, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A stone cooker – and one of the best versions of Porgy & Bess recorded in a jazz format! It's a slightly-forgotten fact that at the time of the big late 50s film version of Porgy & Bess, there was a bit of trouble with the soundtrack – so the market was flooded with other versions of Gershwin's score in a hope to fill the void. This is one of the best of that bunch – a very well-done set of tunes arranged and conducted by Bill Potts, recorded with a strong set of soloists that include Al Cohn, Gene Quill, Zoot Sims, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Charlie Shavers, Bob Brookmeyer, and Harry Edison. Tracks are the usual batch of Porgy & Bess numbers – "I Loves You Porgy", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "My Man's Gone Now", "A Woman Is A Sometimes Thing", "Summertime" – all woven together wonderfully in a rich tapestry of sound, with some particularly evocative solos. CD
(Out of print original pressing. Part of rear tray card is missing.)

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Cecil TaylorStereo Drive ... LP
United Artists, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
First stereo pressing of a record that was issued earlier as Hard Driving Jazz, and later as Coltrane Time (it was later re-released under Coltrane's name.) The record brings together two of the late 50's most promising modernists – Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane – in a group that includes Kenny Dorham, Chuck Israels, and Louis Hayes. The music is a startling mix of styles – as Taylor's heavy piano clashes noisily with Trane's free flowing lines on the tenor. It doesn't always work, but it's well worth a listen, and stands as a critical meeting of two important talents that were both best known on their own. Tracks include "Shifting Down", "Double Clutching", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 80s Japanese pressing – sealed, and with obi!)

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Randy WestonLittle Niles ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Some of the greatest work ever recorded by Randy Weston! Forget his trio stuff, this is the material that made him an instant legend in the late 50s! The record's a mindblowing batch of original compositions by Randy, arranged by Melba Liston, and featuring players like Ray Copeland, Johnny Griffin, and Charlie Persip – as well as Randy and Melba themselves. Langston Hughes wrote the liner notes, and the whole thing's so super-hip you won't believe it! Titles include "Babe's Blues", "Little Niles", "Earth Birth", and "Pam's Waltz" – all done in the full-group versions that have an angular, Monk-ish quality – and which represent one of the strongest statements in modern jazz at the end of the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese mono pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The real success factor here is Ellington, who was hitting a point in his career when he was really beginning to experiment again – as you'll hear in the beautifully angular piano lines that he lays next to Mingus' bass and Roach's lively drums. The set's nearly all originals, and titles include "Money Jungle", "Le Fleurs Africaines", and "Wig Wise". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, wiht "ear". Cover has a half split top seam.)
Also available
Money Jungle ... CD 2.99
Money Jungle ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle (180 gram pressing) ... LP
United Artists/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The real success factor here is Ellington, who was hitting a point in his career when he was really beginning to experiment again – as you'll hear in the beautifully angular piano lines that he lays next to Mingus' bass and Roach's lively drums. The set's nearly all originals, and titles include "Money Jungle", "Le Fleurs Africaines", and "Wig Wise". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Money Jungle ... CD 2.99
Money Jungle ... CD 1.99
 
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Art FarmerModern Art ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $4.99
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session was recorded at a time when he was making a fair bit of appearances in various rhythm sections for horn players (like Miles Davis) – and although this role in Evans' career was a short one, it yielded some amazingly beautiful moments, as you'll hear on this album. Art's brother Addison plays bass, and Dave Bailey rounds out the group on drums. Tracks include "Cold Breeze", "Mox Nix", "Jubilation", and "Fair Weather". Originally recorded for United Artists, but reissued here by Blue Note. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Howard McGheeSharp Edge ... CD
Black Lion, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure Howard McGhee session, but a great one! The 1961 session was recorded during Maggie's great comeback years – at a time when he was doing some great work for labels that included Bethlehem, Contemporary, and United Artists. The spirit of this set is similar to those – sort of an easy-going blend of light bop with some of the gentler swinging tones that McGhee was putting into his horn at the time. The quintet on the set features George Coleman on tenor, Junior Mance on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and the whole thing's got an easygoing mellow feel that we really like a lot. Titles include "The Sharp Edge", "Cool", "Shades Of Blue", "Arabee", and "My Delight". CD features some bonus alternate takes, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Zoot SimsZoot Sims Live At The Half Note ... CD
Naked City, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Zoot Sims returns to the Half Note Cafe for this great live session – the site of an earlier date for United Artists in the late 50s, re-explored here with a whole new sense of energy! As with the earlier UA session, Zoot's playing here in the company of tenorist Al Cohn – both of them stretching out nicely on the album's longer tracks – matching lines on the heads, then stating solos on tenor voices that were diverging a bit more in the mid 60s than they were on more famous recordings from years past. The rest of the group features Roger Kellaway on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – and titles include "It's Noteworthy", "Doodle Oodle", "Red Door", "Saratoga Hutch", and "LJ's Dream". CD
(Booklet has a name written in pen. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wadada Leo Smith/Jack DeJohnetteAmerica ... CD
Tzadik, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great duets between Wadada Leo Smith and Jack DeJohnette – two artists who both share roots in Chicago, united here for one of their most powerful recordings in recent years! DeJohnette's drums are really set free here – as melodic as they are rhythmic, and providing great counterpoint to Smith's well-blown lines on trumpet and flugelhorn – very focused and evocative, with a proud, full sound that really lives up to the title of the record. All tunes are originals by Smith, and titles include "America (parts 1, 2, & 3)", "Rabia's Unconditional Love", "Ed Blackwell The Blue Mountain Sun Drummer", "John Brown's Fort", and "Red Trumpet". CD

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✨✧ Kenny Dorham & OthersHot Stuff From Brazil ... CD
West Wind (Germany), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare live material from Kenny Dorham and the group of players who were known as the "Jazz Committee For Latin American Affairs"! The work on the set seems to coincide with the album of the same name that was issued on FM/United Artists records – and which featured a number of top-shelf US players working in South America on a State Department junket. The track list here seems to differ from the better-known issues of the material, but was also done in Brazil in 1961. Players include Dorham, Curtis Fuller, Herbie Mann, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Ben Tucker, Dave Bailey, and Ronnie Ball – all working in differing lineups on tracks that include "It's All Right With Me", "Autumn Leaves", "Night In Tunisia", "Red Door", "Wee Dot", and "Halley's Comet". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto '76 ... CD
Resonance, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Genius material from the team of tenorist Stan Getz and Brazilian bossa legend Joao Gilberto – reunited here in a brief mid 70s period, after their famous Verve recordings of the early 60s – and in a way that shows all the changes both artists had gone through over the years! Stan and Joao would go onto produce the sublime Best Of Two Worlds studio record during this same stretch – but this never-issued live date is arguably even deeper and darker than that record – as Stan blows with the stronger current of melancholy he seemed to unlock in period of his Sweet Rain record and onward – and Joao himself does all the singing here, without help from any female vocalist – with that bluer, more personal vibe he hit on his incredible record from 1973. The maturity and emotion of both musicians comes through right away – and support is from the trio of Joanne Brackeen on piano, Clint Houston on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – all wonderful musicians who also know just the right moment to step back and let the two giants dominate when needed. Titles include "Eu Vim Da Bahia", "E Preciso Perdoar", "Doralice", "Morena Boca De Ouro", "Joao Marcelo", "Aguas De Marco", "Samba De Minha Terra", and "Retrato Em Branco E Preto". CD
 
 
 



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