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Miles DavisMiles Davis (United Artists 2LP set) ... LP
Blue Note/United Artists, Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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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. NOTE: Cover has staining & peeling on the bottom half, a split spine, and a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Vi ReddBird Call (United Artists) ... LP
United Artists, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of early 60s soulbop – and one of two rare albums ever cut by the obscure female alto player Vi Redd, one of the few women sax players of her generation to get recorded! The album's got an easygoing groove that's mighty nice – a touch of R&B at times, but not nearly as much as you'd hear on Redd's other record for Atlantic – thanks to a sensitive jazz-based presentation by a group that also features a young Roy Ayers on vibes, making his first-ever appearance on record! Other players include Herb Ellis on guitar and Russ Freeman on piano – plus Kansas Lawrence on trumpet, who's clearly a bigger-name player working under another name. Vi sings on the record, in addition to playing alto sax – in this laidback way that's a bit like Trudy Pitts – and although the record's billed as a tribute to Charlie Parker, it's got a lot more going on than that! Tracks include "Summertime", "Old Folks", "Just Friends", "Now's The Time", "Anthropology", and "Cool Blues Perhaps". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original United Artists pressing in the textured cover, with aging, edge wear, and splitting in the bottom seam.)
 
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Georgie AuldManhattan With Strings ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamMatador ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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! Record is almost perfect, but does have a light mark that clicks for a few minutes on "Melanie" – even though the rest of the record is great.)

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George DukeGeorge Duke ... LP
Pacific Jazz/United Artists, 1969/1978. Sealed ... $6.99
An excellent album by George Duke – one that features part of his first LP for Liberty, Save The Country, plus 3 tracks that were recorded at the same time, but never issued before! The groove is excellent – kind of a tighter take on the sublime electric mode that George hit on his early MPS sides – with plenty of LA funky soul jazz in the mix, giving the record a strong kick in the right direction! The added tracks are really the best here – as they include Duke's own "Foosh" and "Adonis", plus an excellent cover of "Evil Ways", done with electric piano. Other tracks include "Shades Of Jay", "Since You've Asked", "Soul Watcher", and "The Woman Who Sends Me Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art FarmerModern Art (PA USA pressing) ... LP
United Artists/PA USA, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(1983 pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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Milt JacksonBags' Opus (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1959. Used ... $44.99
One of the greatest Milt Jackson albums ever – thanks to an incredible lineup that features Art Farmer on trumpet and Benny Golson on tenor – both of whom give the record a lot more edge than usual for Jackson! The set's almost a maturation of the earliest modern grooves that Milt forged in his earlier sessions for Blue Note and Prestige – a sound that comes across here with a lot more confidence and focus than some of his 50s Savoy sides – with a sharper, edgier quality that comes from Golson's great arrangements for the record. Milt's vibes have a really chromatic feel here, and a sound that's almost louder than usual – and the rest of the group features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Titles include "Blues For Diahann", "I Remember Clifford", "Thinking Of You", and "Whisper Not". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still sealed!)

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King PleasureMr Jazz ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
Despite the fact that he's one of the most influential jazz singers of all time (and certainly one with the biggest hit, as the original recording of "I'm In the Mood For Love" probably sold more copies than most other vocalese recordings combined), King Pleasure only ever cut three full albums – and this third one is the hardest to find! The album was recorded for United Artists during the time when Alan Douglas was cutting sides for the label, and it's very much in the same mode as his earlier recordings for Prestige and HiFi, apart from some occasional spare string backing that's added to the small group jazz playing. Pleasure's vocals are wonderful – incomparable, and right at the peak of vocalese sublimity – and the album's filled with great numbers like "That Old Black Magic (Diaper Pin)", "This Is Always", "Jazz Jump", "Don't Get Scared", "Swan Blues", and "Mean To Me", all completely transformed by Pleasure! (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Lloyd G Mayers with Oliver NelsonTaste Of Honey – And A Few More Sweet Ones ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A very groovy record that we almost passed up because of the cover! This obscure record features a lost organist named Lloyd G. Mayers, and he's backed by the Oliver Nelson band at the height of its powers. Mayers' tone on the organ is nicely messed-up, and he wails away in kind of a Jimmy Smith way, while Nelson's orchestra swings swings swings. Most of the cuts are groovy covers, including "Taste of Honey", "Desafinado", "The Good Life", and "The Golden Striker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains, some wear, and small splits in the top seam.)

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Charles MingusWonderland (aka Jazz Portraits) ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- ... $24.99
One of the great lost sessions in the Mingus canon! Mingus leads a sharp small group here, a quintet featuring Booker Ervin, John Handy, Richard Wyands, and Dannie Richmond, of course. The session was recorded live at the Nonagon Gallery in New York, and has that sort of arch-modernist groove that was Mingus' hallmark in these key late 50's years. Ervin, as always, is amazing, and John Handy, who makes his recording debut here, demonstrates the genius that Mingus had for spotting brilliant young players as he plays with the sort of imagination and intensity that he only ever managed to hit again on one or two of his own records as a leader. The record's got 4 long tracks, including long takes of "Nostalgia In Times Square", "Alice's Wonderland", and "No Private Income Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with "ear". Cover has a split spine and small center splits. Back cover has a bit of marker, name in pen, and a small sticker.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetMusic From Odds Against Tomorrow ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing, including the insert.)

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Lee OskarLee Oskar ... LP
Far Out/United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Herb PomeroyBand In Boston ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good ... $7.99
With arrangements by Arif Mardin, Neil Bridge, and Bob Freedman. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Paul QuinichetteLike Basie (aka Like Who) ... CD
United Artists/Mighty Quinn, 1959. Used ... $4.99
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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Cecil Taylor with John ColtraneHard Driving Jazz (aka Coltrane Time)/Jazz Advance ... CD
United Artists/Gambit (Spain), 1956/1958. Used ... $14.99
2 early Cecil Taylor sessions – back to back on one CD! The first 4 tracks are from the album Hard Drive – also known as Stereo Drive, and later issued as Coltrane Time (phew, that's confusing!) The record brings together two of the late 50s' 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". Jazz Advantage of the best pre-1960 sessions by Cecil Taylor, recorded in Boston in 1956, and originally issued on the totally rare Transition label in a very small pressing! Taylor's playing here with the great bassist Buell Neidlinger, one of his prime compaitriots in the early days, and the trio (with Dennis Charles) is joined by Steve Lacy on a few tracks. The session's a great way to hear Taylor's development at the beginning, as it includes a number of jazz standards – like "Azure", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Bemsha Swing" – all given an off-kilter twist by Taylor and group. CD
(Out of print.)

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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 WestonRandy Weston – Mosaic Select (Piano A La Mode/Little Miles/Live At The Five Spot/Unissued Session/Uhuru Afrika/Highlife) ... CD
Mosaic/United Artists/Roulette, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... $46.99
Some of the most important work ever recorded by Randy Weston – 5 early albums that really pushed the boundaries of modern jazz! First up on the set is Little Niles – a fantastic set that features some of Weston's best early compositions – angular and Monk-ish numbers, but with a profound influence from African rhythms. Next up is Live At The Five Spot – a really compelling live set that features Randy working out Little Niles-ish numbers with a live group that includes Kenny Dorham and Coleman Hawkins. After that is Piano A La Mode – a sublimely simple album of mellow piano tracks – followed by a series of previously unissued tracks done with a quartet that includes Roy Haynes, Cecil Payne, and Ron Carter. Following that are some of Randy's most Afro-centric albums – very unique for the time, and equally powerful today – the records Uhuru Afrika and Highlife – both of which feature larger groups working through some distinctly African ideas in jazz. Nearly every record features arrangements by Melba Liston – and if you've ever wondered where to start with Randy, this is it – because the set encapsulates nearly all of the biggest contributions he ever made to jazz! 40 titles in all – with tunes that include "Little Niles", "Nice Ice", "Earth Birth", "Gingerbread", "Saucer Eyes", "204", "CB Blues", "Where", "Fe Double U Blues", "African Lady", "Bantu", "Kucheza Blues", "Blues To Africa", and "Congolese Children". CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition! Includes the original book & slipcase.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersThree Blind Mice (Douglas Collection pressing) ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent live set, featuring Blakey's great sextet of the early 60's – with Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, and Jimmy Merritt – all working incredibly hard to forge a new soulful style of hardbop, one that showed the world that Blakey was still on top as a leader! The band is totally hot, and swings massively on great cuts like "Plexis", "Up Jumped Spring", and "Three Blind Mice", made famous more recently through its use as a hip hop sample! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George DukeSave The Country ... LP
Liberty/United Artists, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great early album from George Duke – quite different than his work for MPS to follow – and more in a groovy late 60s California mode! There's a vibe here that resonates nicely with some other late 60s sessions on Liberty Records – kind of an expansion of a Cali soul jazz mode, similar to the style the Crusaders were starting to go for – but colored in with some of Duke's obviously hip inclinations as well! George plays some great electric piano on the record – and other players include Ernie Watts on tenor and flute, and Jay Graydon on guitar – on titles that include "Soul Watcher", "Since You Asked", "Shades Of Joy", "Alcatraz", and "A Little Bit Of Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pickwick pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and 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

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✨✧ Benny GolsonBenny Golson & The Philadelphians ... CD
United Artists (Japan), 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer set of hardbop tracks that shows what a great tenorist Benny Golson was during the late 50s – paired for the CD version with an obscure French session cut in 1958! The Benny Golson And The Philadelphians session features Benny on tenor with other Philly-mates, like Lee Morgan, Ray Bryant, Percy Heath, and Philly Joe Jones – and the set's got all the tightness of a late 50s Jazz Messengers set. Golson contributed 3 tracks to the set – his classic "Stablemates", plus "Blues On My Mind" and "Thursday's Theme". A nice one that you might overlook, but a great set with a lot of warmth and imagination! The French session has a looser Parisian rhythm section is more than compensated for by the presence of a young firey Bobby Timmons on piano. Titles on that one include Golson's "I Remember Clifford" and "Blues March", plus Ray Bryant's "Calgary", and a version of Timmons' classic "Moanin". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesIn The Heat Of The Night ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice Quincy Jones soundtrack for the first "Mr. Tibbs" film. Roland Kirk's in the orchestra, and you can hear him nicely in a soul jazz groove on a number of tracks. Titles include "Whipping Boy", "Nitty Gritty Time", "Shag Bag, Hounds & Harvey", "Blood & Roots", and "It Sure Is Groovy". Ray Charles sings the title track, but that's a bit of a snooze. Sorry Ray! (Soundtracks, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner with a small stain.)

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamMatador (Douglas pressing) ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Louis ArmstrongParis Blues – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1961. Used ... 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
(Tan label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Curtis FullerSliding Easy ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums you'll ever find by Curtis Fuller – a sweetly modern set that's right up there with his Blue Note LPs! Arrangements on the set are by Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce – and the record's got the feel of some of their great work from the same time – soulful, grooving, but with one ear towards higher ideas and the future of modern jazz! The group includes Lee Morgan on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a cracker of a lineup, working here with Blue Note-like intensity. The record's a great one, with 2 original tracks – "Bit Of Heaven" and "Down Home" – and versions of "CTA", "Bongo Pop", and "I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King – with obi! Back cover has some very light aging.)

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✨✧ Earl KlughMagic In Your Eyes ... LP
United Artists, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffBag Full Of Soul ... 7-inch
United Artists, 1966. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A nice batch of trio cuts with Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Willy Jenkins on drums. McGriff wrote a lot of the material, and while it's not totally funky, like his late 60's stuff, it's also got a nice tight groove, like his Sue albums. 4 tracks off the LP: "Boston Bust Out", "See See Rider, "I Cover The Waterfront", and "Hallelujah". (Funky 45's, Jazz) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips.)
 
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Neil Ardley's New Jazz OrchestraOn The Radio – BBC Sessions 1971 ... CD
Dusk Fire/BBC (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
Fantastic live recordings from the legendary New Jazz Orchestra of Neil Ardley – a key force that united the worlds of British avant jazz and rock at the start of the 70s – but with a style that leaned a lot more towards the world of the former overall! Many of these players are artists who helped forge a whole new voice for Brit jazz in the 60s, and some were then rising to work with prog groups on bigger labels too – yet they all come together here wonderfully under the direction of Ardley – a genius for balancing freedom and cohesion, individual ideas and group energy! The tunes explode with the same sort of bold colors as Neil's few classic albums of the period – and the first six tracks feature a large group with Derek Wadsworth and Mike Gibbs on trombones, Don Rendell and Dick Heckstall-Smith on reeds, Dave Greenslade on organ and electric piano, Frank Ricotti on vibes, and Harry Beckett, Ian Carr, and Henry Lowther on trumpets – while the last track features a smaller group with Rendell, Carr, and the unusual inclusion of Barry Guy on amplified bass and Keith Winter on electronics. All tracks are well-recorded, and pulled from the BBC vaults – and titles include "Stratusphunk", "Time Flowers", "Terre De Miel", "The Immortal Ninth", "Pendulum", and "Half Blue". CD

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Galt MacDermotIsabel's A Jezebel – Original London Cast Recording ... LP
Kilmarnock, 1972. Very Good ... $11.99
Galt MacDermot's in definite Hair territory here – working through a "new musical fable" that has plenty of great hippie dippy touches! The play and lyrics are by William Dumaresq, but it's Galt's great music that really makes the whole thing crackle with electricity – played by a different group than on his usual Kilmarnock albums (British players, we think), and in a mode that ranges from jaunty to jazzy, rocking to soulful – all with some heavy message-oriented tunes. Titles include "The Weeds In The Wind", "Hah", "The Saddest Moon", "Mama Don't Want No Baby", "Down By The Ocean", "Oh Fish In The Sea", "Isabel's A Jezebel", "In Another Life", and "Sand". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on United Artists. Cover has light wear, some gloss separation on the corners, and unglued top seam.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverSong For My Father ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record – the kind of album that only Blue Note could put out, and an instant classic that will sound wonderful forever! The album's truly one of the great ones – one of those Blue Notes that still makes you stop and pause when you hear it, even though you've heard it a million times in Starbucks and places like that. Horace Silver is working here at the height of his powers – lyrical, free, yet also damn soulful, in a style that makes for some of the most evocative jazz-based grooves cut to wax at the time. Carmell Jones is in the group, and plays some of his best trumpet ever – and Joe Henderson really drives the whole session home with some incredible tenor work. Other group members include Teddy Smith on bass and Roger Humphries on drums – and titles include the instantly famous "Song For My Father", plus "Que Pasa", "The Kicker", and "Calcutta Cutie". LP, Vinyl record album
(United Artists pressing with Van Gelder & stereo stamps.)

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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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