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✨✧ Billie HolidayLady Love (United Artists) ... LP
United Artists, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare live work from Billie Holiday – mostly from the early 50s, but not issued until a few years after her death – in a well-done package from United Artists! The tunes were mostly recorded under the supervision of Leonard Feather – and come from two different German tour dates – one with Carl Drinkard on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Elaine Leighton on drums – the other with a larger group that features Sonny Clark and Beryl Booker on piano, Red Norvo on vibes, Buddy DeFranco on clarinet, and Jimmy Raney on guitar! The second set features longer tracks with a bit more improvisation – a nice treasure from these key years of Billie – on titles that include "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Billie's Blues". The trio sides are a bit more straight, but still plenty great – with titles that include "Blue Moon", "All Of Me", "My Man", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "I Cried For You". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing, in the textured cover – very nice!)
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✨✧ Gato BarbieriLast Tango In Paris ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good ... $5.99
One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical styles! Yet Last Tango In Paris may well be Barbieri's crowning achievement – a sublime record that draws on all the richer, more emotive themes of his Latin America projects, but gives them new focus in the arrangements of Oliver Nelson – who ensures that the music is never too cheesy or overdone – quite a feat, given the sexy setting of the film! Gato draws a lot from Argentine tango, but often uses his own sax solos in place of a more familiar bandoneon – in a way that pushes the "new tango" mode of the time even farther – especially when set amidst Nelson's wonderful orchestrations. Titles include many versions of the "Last Tango" theme, plus the tracks "Girl In Black", "Jeanne", "Why Did She Choose You?", "It's Over", and "Fake Ophelia". (Soundtracks, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Edmond HallPetite Fleur ... CD
United Artists/Mighty Quinn, 1959. Used ... $5.99
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 KlughMagic In Your Eyes ... LP
United Artists, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Booker LittleBooker Little 4 & Max Roach ... LP
United Artists, 1958. Near Mint- ... $39.99
The legendary trumpeter Booker Little – paired here with drummer Max Roach, who was frequently Book's leader at the time! The set's got a sharp-edged and modern mix of hardbop and fresh ideas – very similar to the best Roach albums of the time – and with a similar sort of group – given that in addition to Little's trumpet, the set also features George Coleman on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Art Davis on bass! All arrangements were done by Little – making the album a real showcase of that bold vision in jazz that was taken from us all too soon – and titles include "Milestones", "Rounder's Mood", "Dungeon Waltz", and "Jewel's Tempo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King – with obi! Back cover has light aging, but this copy's in great shape.)

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Billy May/Sammy Davis Jr.Johnny Cool ... LP
United Artists, 1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Fab jazzy soundtrack from the early 60s! The film's a cool gangster flick that starred Joey Bishop, Jim Backus, Mort Sahl, and Telly Savalas (what a cast!) – and also featured Sammy Davis Jr., who sings two cuts from the score, "The Ballad of Johnny Cool", and the amazing "Bee Boom", one of his best from the 60s! The rest of the soundtrack is jazzy stuff by Billy May, who's probably best known to the world for his classic work with Sinatra at Capitol in the 50s. Titles include "Borrow A Knife", "The Lizard", "Window Washer", "Dare's Affair", and "The Coolest Pad". (Soundtracks, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover is lightly discolored from age.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetMusic From Odds Against Tomorrow ... CD
United Artists, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A brilliant album through and through – not just a standout from the late 50s years of the Modern Jazz Quartet, but also a compelling soundtrack composed entirely by pianist John Lewis! Lewis' writing was always a key part of the group's sound, but here it really comes into its own – shaping out these dark, moody little scenes for the movies – which work equally well as little sound pieces on their own – still jazz, yet often moving towards something deeper and more evocative too! The vibes of Milt Jackson are a masterpiece in economy – ringing out gently and filling up the space with each movement they make – and titles include "Skating In Central Park", "A Social Call", "A Cold Wind Is Blowing", and "Cue #9". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Jerome RichardsonGoing To The Movies ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Wonderful stuff – a rare LP from the early 60's that has master reedman Jerome Richardson running through hip versions of hip tracks from hip (and not-so-hip) movies! Includes nice long versions of "Delilah" and "No Problem" (from Les Liasons Dangereuses), plus "Never On Sunday", "Tonight", and "Moon River". Sound's snoozy, but it's not – mostly because the arrangements are sparkling and kind of modern, and because the band is excellent, and plays with unrestrained fire and imagination – not in the usual way you'd expect from a "jazz player meets movies" sort of session! Richardson is on tenor, baritone, and flute – and the group's a quintet with Les Spann on guitar and flute, Richard Wyands on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Grady Tate on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, with "ear" on one side. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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Randy WestonLittle Niles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
United Artists/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.99
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
(Limited edition!)

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Randy WestonLive At The Five Spot ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A tremendous live set from Randy Weston – and one of the best illustrations of the unique approach he brought to modern jazz at the end of the 50s! The set has Weston working in very Monk-like territory – not just musically, but at the legendary Five Spot Cafe, Monk's old stompin grounds – where Randy's leading a complex septet that features great tenor work from Coleman Hawkins – who's hitting those arch-modern notes he forged so nicely with Monk – plus Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Wilbur Little on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums. Melba Liston wrote the arrangements, but unfortunately couldn't make the date herself – and titles include Randy Weston classics "High Fly", "Where", "Beef Blues Stew", "Spot Five Blues", and "Lisa Lovely". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi! Cover is great, save for some light age spots on back. Front looks wonderful.)

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✨✧ Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie Meets Bond EP – From Russia With Love/Thunderball/Golden Horn/Goldfinger ... 7-inch
United Artists, 1966. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent gimmick – and yet another way that United Artists was trying to push its "Bond" catalog in the 60s! Count Basie brings a soulful swing to the work of John Barry – hitting hard on the tracks with his own smoking piano, and an orchestra filled with some of his best players, like Al Grey, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – as well as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, an artist who wasn't credited on the session at he time. Arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and George Williams. (Funky 45's, Jazz) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear and a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannBrazil Blues ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Repackaged version of the album Brazil, Bossa Nova, & Blues – a surprisingly great album of bossa nova grooves from Herbie – and one that features some nice long tracks that let the band really open up nicely! Dave Pike joins Herbie on marimba, and the rest of the group includes Haygood Hardy on vibes, Billy Bean on guitar, Willie Bobo on drums, and Carlos Patato Valdez on conga. Tracks include "Minha Saudade", "Copacabana", "Brazil", and "BN Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet On Tour (aka Patterns) ... LP
Solid State/United Artists, 1960. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice moody stuff from the MJQ – featuring a number of longish tracks with kind of a haunting soundtrack quality to them. In fact, most of these cuts (we think) appeared on the soundtrack to the film Odds Against Tomorrow, but are redone here by the band in new versions. Titles include "Skating In Central Park", "A Social Call", "Cold Wind Is Blowing", and "Cue #9". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ John LewisOdds Against Tomorrow – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
Proof that the serious compositional intentions of MJQ member John Lewis could more than be fulfilled – and a nice dramatic score that features a few themes that would later be taken up more fully by Lewis' group. The set is mostly orchestral with jazz touches – featuring Lewis at the head of a large group of musicians that includes MJQ members Milt Jackson, Connie Kay, and Percy Heath – plus Jim Hall, Bill Evans, Tom McIntosh, Gunther Schuller, and Joe Wilder. Tracks are relatively short, and titles include "Games", "Social Call", "The Carousel Incident", "Skating In Central Park", "No Happiness For Slater", "How To Frame Pigeons", and "A Cold Wind Is Blowing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging.)

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✨✧ Noel PointerCalling ... LP
United Artists, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sublime work from Noel Pointer – a set that sparkles equally from both his soul and jazz talents! The record's a perfect example of the way that key artists like Pointer were blending R&B and fusion at the end of the 70s – really perfecting earlier experiments of cats like Norman Connors or Johnny Hammond, and coming up with a style that not only brings a lot of depth to mainstream soul, but which also helps save fusion from some of its more overindulgent tendencies! The core sounds are mixed with some nice strings on some of the album's best tracks – giving the set a great sense of class and sophistication that really helps it transcend the usual – while other numbers stick tight to the kind of Capitol Rare grooving that Pointer was always great at – sweet mellow groovers and steppers that have made the record a classic for years. Titles include "Tween The Lines", "Love Is", "Calling", "Take A Look", "As Long As I Know", "Morning Song", "Higher Than Heaven", and "Precious Pearl". (Soul, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorLove For Sale ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stunner of an album from Cecil Taylor's early days – for many reasons, but also for the wild cover, which has a couple meeting in a dark alley in a cheesy photo shoot! (Just imagine if Hat Hut or Leo tried that today!) This long-out-of-print session features 3 early trio tracks – which let you hear Cecil developing his freer approach on strange takes on Cole Porter's "Get Out of Town", "I Love Paris", and "Love For Sale". The other 3 tracks are originals by Taylor, and expand the group to a quintet with the amaaaaazing frontline talents of Ted Curson on trumpet and Bill Barron on tenor, always one of our favorite pair of modernists, and players that add richness to any session they grace. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King. Back cover has some very light aging – front cover looks great.)
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✨✧ Bob Brookmeyer & Bill EvansAs Time Goes By (aka Double Barrelled Piano) ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A repackaging of an album that was originally issued as Double-Barrelled Pianos by United Artists in 1959. The record's a compelling set of twin-piano lines – in which Bill Evans and Bob Brookmeyer play head-to-head, in a spiralling modernist style that brings out the best in each player. One player hits a rhythm groove (augmented by Percy Heath on bass and Connie Kay on drums), and the other swings out over the top in solo formation. The stereo separation of the album has Evans in the right channel and Brookmeyer in the left – and tracks include "As Time Goes By", "I Got Rhythm", "The Man I Love", and "The Way You Look Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Art Farmer & Bill EvansModern Art (Modern Art/Tribute To Hamp/Jazz For Young Moderns) ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1958/1959. Used ... $6.99
An well done collection of work from the late 50s – one that shows Art Farmer to be one of the budding modernist voices in jazz at the time! The first 8 tracks on the set are from the United Artists album Modern Art – a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style, 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". Next up are 4 more tracks from a 1958 Bethlehem session led by Teddy Charles – entitled Tribute To Hamp, and done as a modern jazz recasting of themes made famous by Lionel Hampton. The group on the set features Charles on vibes, Farmer on trumpet, plus Bob Brookmeyer, Zoot Sims, and Ed Thigpen – all performing versions of tunes that include "Air Mail Special", "Midnight Sun", and "Flying Home". The last 5 tracks on the CD are from Farmer's appearance on the 1958 Anthony Ortega session Jazz For Young Moderns – a well done set of modern chamber jazz, arranged by Bob Zieff, and featuring Ortega and Farmer with a lineup that included flugelhorn, bass clarinet, bassoon, and violin. The titles are freshly done, and include the original numbers "Four To Four", "Patting", and "Cinderella's Curfew". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles MingusTown Hall Concert (Jazz Workshop) ... CD
OJC, 1962. Used ... $2.99
A great later example of the genius of Mingus with Eric Dolphy – a performance done shortly before Dolphy left on his tragic last visit to Europe in 1964, and which features both him and Mingus at their freest together! Don't mistake the album for the similarly-titled Town Hall album on United Artists, because this session's a lot more open-ended – with longer tracks, and a real focus on freely creative solos from players that include Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Johnny Coles, and Jaki Byard. The album features only 2 long tracks – both titled after Dolphy's passing, with appropriate names "Praying With Eric" and "So Long Eric". And as an added bonus, the back cover features a great Mingus rant against the record industry! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John CorbettVinyl Freak – Love Letters To A Dying Medium ... Book
Duke University Press, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible look at the format of vinyl – put together by a guy who's got one of the hippest record collections we've ever seen! John Corbett's been writing about music, art, and other formats for decades – but his real labor of love is vinyl records – a format he continued to embrace even at the height of the CD era – so much so that he talked Downbeat magazine into letting him write a special column on musical delights that had never made it to the digital format! Corbett helped plenty of music get reissued on CD himself – thanks to countless label projects – but he also always held a special place in his heart for the kinds of records that never got reissued – and those are the sorts of titles featured here – a massive run of music that runs from jazz to funk, American and European, totally obscure to completely common – presented beautifully together in this massive book! The volume doesn't just bring together Corbett's columns, but also offers up full color reproductions of all the record covers, along with a few other details too – to support efforts on dozens of artists – a huge list that includes Melvin Jackson, Bill Leslie, Black Grass, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Phil Seamen, Khan Jamal, Klaus Doldinger, The Mad-Hatters, Tommy Jones, Guy Warren, The Three Souls, United Front, Johnny Lytle, London Experimental Jazz Quartet, Paul Smoker, AK Salim, Noah Howard, Jack Wilson, and many others – a good number of whom have yet to be reissued. The book is wonderful – and Corbett's longtime declaration of being a vinyl freak is more important than ever, given the rebirth of the medium! Book is 250 pages, softcover, with color images. (Books, Jazz) Book

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