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Benny CarterAspects (aka Jazz Calendar) ... CD
United Artists/Capitol, 1958. Used ... $9.99
A real corker from Benny Carter's revival period at the end of the 50s – a large group session recorded with a very strong horn section, arranged and produced by Benny himself! The album's got a "calendar" gimmick – in that each of the 12 songs feature a month in the name – but you've gotta thank Benny for getting past that simple trick and keeping things real with an unobtrusive title and cover – and some extremely strong arrangements that cook nicely no matter what the tune! Titles include "Swingin In November", "Something For October", "August Moon", "March Wind", and "February Fiesta". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane Time ... LP
United Artists, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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

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Kenny DorhamMatador ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Near Mint- ... $38.99
A brilliant album from Kenny Dorham – one of his more far-reaching efforts, with the expansive compositional style that he started bringing to some of his Blue Note work of the early 60s. The record features a group with Jackie McLean on alto, Bobby Timmons on piano, Teddy Smith on bass, and JC Moses on drums – all working with Kenny in a slightly Latin tinged mode that features some really shimmering trumpet work! The record features a stunning 3 part reading of McLean's haunting tune "Melanie" (done under his name on the album A Fickle Sonance) – plus the tracks "Prelude", "El Matador", "Smile", and "There Goes My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King, with insert and obi!)

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Art FarmerBrass Shout (orange cover) ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small mark from an old sticker.)

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Bud FreemanSomething Tender ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good ... $13.99
Although we're not normally Bud Freeman fans, this is a beautiful album! The record is a spare set of duets between Freeman and duo of guitarists – George Barnes and Carl Cress. As such, it's got a much more relaxed approach than any of Freeman's other albums, and its open-ended sound really lets you hear what a talent he was on tenor. Tracks are short, but they're filled with warmth and imagination. Titles include "Mimi", "Disenchanted Trout", "Something Tender", "The Eel's Nephew", and "Please". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wynder K FrogOut Of The Frying Pan ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Good+ ... $14.99
Funky organ tracks by the keyboardist from the group Traffic! The record's got a very heavy Brit beat group sound – with a mix of the Jimmy McGriff Sue organ style that was so popular in the UK. The record's got a bit of rock-sounding tunes, but also some nice funky moments! Cuts include "Green Door", "Bad Eye", "Willie and the Hand Jive", "House that Jack Built", and "Harpsichord Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear aging and splitting.)

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Edmond HallPetite Fleur ... CD
United Artists/Mighty Quinn, 1959. Used ... $2.99
A compelling comeback set for clarinetist Edmond Hall – cut in 1959 when Chris Barber was enjoying a hit with a remake of Sidney Bechet's "Petite Fleur", which provided for a nice opportunity to get Hall back in the studio for a date under the same name! The record's got a lot more freedom than some of Hall's earlier work – with a few key longer tracks that expand upon the trad styles of earlier records, and some exceptional production that brings out the best strengths in all players. Hall's working here with Vic Dickenson, Ellis Larkins, Emmett Berry, Milt Hinton, and Jimmie Crawford – and titles include a great 9 minute "Ellington Medley", an 8 minute original titled "Off The Road", and the tunes "Don't Give Me Sympathy", "Adam & Evie", "Clarinet Marmalade", "Edmond Hall Blues", and "Petite Fleur". CD

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Earl KlughDream Come True ... LP
United Artists, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Warm guitar magic from Earl Klugh – exactly the kind of record that helped cement his fame at the start of the 80s – making Klugh one of the leading guitarists of his time! The style's often a bit mellow, but never in a sleepy way – just a great extension of the mode that Earl first displayed on his debut – a way of doing more with less – leaving more than enough space between the notes to keep things soulful, and offering a nice contrast to some of the too-jamming fusion artists of his generation. There's often some sweet keyboards nestled in with the guitar – and Dave Matthews handled all the arrangements, so you can bet there's a tight, soulful feel to the whole record! Titles include "Spellbound", "Doc", "Amazon", "I Don't Want To Leave You Alone Anymore", and "Message To Michael". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriff & Junior ParkerJimmy McGriff/Junior Parker ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good ... $3.99
One of a few great albums that Parker and McGriff cut together under the aegis of Sonny Lester. This one's a live set, and is perhaps the bluesiest of them all – but McGriff's organ keeps things wailing hard, and the only real blues cliches are in Parker's vocals. Fats Theus is on tenor, O'Donel Levy is on guitar, and Horace Ott plays electric piano. Tracks include "Pretty Baby", "Five Long Years", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "No One Knows (What Goes On When The Door Is Closed)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, splitting on the top seam, and clear reinforced tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganJazz Combo From I Want To Live! ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
This is the small combo recording of tracks from the legendary jazz score to I Want To Live! Although not featured that prominently in the film, the band of Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Bud Shank, and others were a pretty tight little group – even though it was strange to see this west coast whitebread group playing in scenes of jazz/crime/evil. The record's a nice one, though, and features some of the livelier playing you'll hear from the players. Tracks are long, and titles include "Black Nightgown", "Night Watch", and the raging "Theme From I Want To Live". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam, some pen, and some light wear.)

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Bill PottsBye Bye Birdie ... LP
United Artists, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great little jazz version of the score to the musical Bye Bye Birdie – one that we love for its original tunes, and which really lends itself to jazzy interpretation! Potts really gets at the spirit of the original, but opens things up nicely as a jazz solo vehicle – using players that include Gene Quill, Clark Terry, Willie Dennis, and Phil Woods – all stepping out nicely in solos that expand well past the original melodies of the tunes. Titles include "Kids", "The Closer", "I've Got A Lot Of Livin To Do", "Baby Talk To Me", and "One Last Kiss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has two cutout holes and a bit of pen on back.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersWest Coast Vibes ... CD
United Artists/Mighty Quinn, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A holy grail of jazz – Roy Ayers' first album as a leader, and a near-lost session that's simply sublime! The record was cut at the same time that Roy was working in LA with pianist Jack Wilson – and it's got an approach that's a bit similar to some of the Wilson/Ayers sessions for Atlantic, Blue Note, and Vault – but with a marked difference here in the presence of Curtis Amy, who plays some incredible tenor and soprano sax on the session – arcing out over the modal lines set up by the vibes and piano, and shading in the record with a much deeper sense of soul! Amy plays on about half the album's tracks – all of which are standout modal tunes that preface the MPS/Saba sound by a number of years, and which we'd easily rank as some of the greatest jazz recorded anywhere in the 60s. And even the tracks without Amy are great too – and have Roy echoing out with a wonderfully round tone on the vibes – no tricks, no gimmicks, no attempt to cross over to commercial jazz – just a brilliant tone and fresh vision on his instrument for the time. Wilson's great too (but when is he not?) – and rhythm is by either Bill Plummer or Victor Gaskin on bass, and either Tony Bazley or Kenny Dennis on drums. Titles include "Sound & Sense", "Ricardo's Dilemma", "Out Of Sight", "Young & Foolish", "Reggie Of Chester", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Now's The Time" and "Perhaps/Cool Blues" – both pulled from the Bird Call record with Vi Redd as a leader, noteworthy as Roy's first time in the studio! CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane Time (Douglas pressing) ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Later Douglas Collection pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonTogo Brava Suite ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
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! CD features bonus tracks! CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Louis ArmstrongParis Blues – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We've always loved Duke Ellington's soundtracks, and this is one of his best! The score is a moody introspective one, written for a 1961 film that starred Paul Newman as a frustrated jazz musician living in Paris. The "Paris Blues" theme is a dark, somber composition that is supposedly Newman's masterpiece as a jazz writer – and it works beautifully with the film's themes of frustration and unfulfilled desire. Ellington's at his best here, and apart from the main theme, the score also has great versions of classics like "Mood Indigo" and "Take The A Train", plus originals like "Nite", "Wild Man Moore", "Guitar Amour", and "Paris Stairs". Also features Louis Armstrong on one track! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some marker on both sides.)

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✨✧ Thad JonesMotor City Scene ... CD
United Artists/EMI (Japan), 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare treasure from Thad Jones – a unique one-off session for United Artists, cut right around the same time as his classic 50s dates for Blue Note! The format is very laidback and open-ended – not really a blowing session, but kind of a relaxed studio outing – one that has Jones working with some players from his Detroit hometown, laying solos in the cut over some warmly soulful rhythms! Tracks are all nice and long, which gives plenty of room for solos – and in addition to Jones on cornet and flugelhorn, the set also features trombone from Al Grey, tenor from Billy Mitchell, piano from Tommy Flanagan, bass from Paul Chambers, and drums from Elvin Jones. Mitchell is always amazing in a set like this – and the album's one of his few small group sets of the time – worth it alone for his excellent playing. Titles include "Like Old Times", "Minor On Top", "Let's Play One", and "No Refill". CD

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✨✧ Johnny MandelI Want To Live! – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest jazz soundtracks of all time! Johnny Mandel composed the memorable score for this late 50's film starring Susan Hayward, and the music is played by Mandel's orchestra of west coast players like Jack Sheldon, Bill Holman, Joe Maini, Shelly Manne, and others. The whole thing's a jazz soundtrack lover's delight – and tracks include "Poker Game", "Stakeout", "Trio Convicted", "Death Scene", "The Last Mile", and "Gas Chamber Unveiling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and a partially split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Paul QuinichetteLike Basie (aka Like Who) ... CD
United Artists/Mighty Quinn, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-overdue reissue of a great album from saxophonist Paul Quinichette – originally released with the title Like Who? The "who" in that title is Basie – and this was one of many late 50s outings cut by Basie sidemen, in an attempt to recapture the energy of his hit sound, but in a smaller group format! And like many of those albums, this one's actually a shade more interesting than Basie sides from the 50s – as it gives the players more room to stretch out, and shows that they can groove well together in a more relaxed setting. Quinichette's the leader, and his tenor is excellent in this stretch of his career; Nat Pierce handled the arrangements and plays piano on the album; and other players include Al Grey, Harry Edison, Eddie Jones, Freddie Green, and Jo Jones. Titles include "Big D", "The Holly Man", "PQ", and "Like Who?" – and most tunes are over 5 minutes long. CD

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✨✧ Tim Weisberg BandRotations ... LP
United Artists, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has ring & edge wear.)
 
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Lou DonaldsonSophisticated Lou ... LP
Blue Note, 1973. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A really unique album for Lou Donaldson – especially for his early 70s run on Blue Note! The session lives up to its title by offering up a batch of soulful ballads from Lou – tunes that really focus on his sweet lines on alto, yet set amidst some larger backing arranged by Wade Marcus – which also feature some wonderful Fender Rhodes from Derek Smith in the mix! The groove is relatively gentle, and has a nicely laidback sort of feel – the kind of lush yet soulful sounds that Marcus could do so well almost a CTI/Kudu vibe, but a bit more easygoing overall. Titles include a version of Lou's "Blues Walk", plus "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "The Long Goodbye", "Stella By Starlight", "You've Changed", and "Autumn In New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original United Artists pressing – nice and clean, and in great shape!)

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Art FarmerModern Art (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note/Poll Winners Records, 1958. Used ... $6.99
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

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✨✧ Thad JonesComplete Blue Note/UA/Roulette Recordings Of Thad Jones (3CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 3CDs ... $138.99
A monster set from Mosaic, encompassing a great batch of Thad Jones' sought after smaller group work from the 50s and 60s! The set includes the hard to get Detroit New York Junction, The Magnificent Thad Jones, and The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol 3 LPs on Blue Note, Motor City Scene on United Artists, and tracks from The Birdland Story and Minor Strain on Roulette. Loads of crack sidemen are on board, including Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Oscar Pettiford, Shadow Wilson, Billy Mitchell, Eddie Jones, Elvin Jones, Barry Harris, Percy Heath, Max Roach, Benny Powell, Gigi Gryce, George Duvivier, Al Grey, Paul Chambers, Frank Wess, Hank Jones, Richard Davis, and Osie Johnson. 28 tracks in all, with titles that include "Tariff", "blue room", "Scratch", "Zec", 'Thedia", "Billie Doo", "Slipped Again", "Going Off Stage", "Let's", "No Refill", "Subtel Revuttal", "Tip Toe", "H & T Blues" and "Friday The 13th". CD
(Out of print. In great shape!)

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Jimmy McGriffJimmy McGriff's Greatest Organ Hits ... LP
Veep, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A rare issue of some material that Jimmy cut for Sue – but issued here in the mid 60s by the United Artists subsidiary Veep, after Jimmy was cut for the label! The tracks are all originals, save for two cuts – and Jimmy's in very fine form, pumping out some hard heavy hammond grooves with a very tight swing, and that raw early sound that made his Sue records so great! Titles include "Kiko", "All About My Girl", "Turn Blue", "One Of Mine", and "Bump De Bump". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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