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Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie Meets Bond ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $6.99
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 – and titles include "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love", "007", "Girl Trouble", and "Goldfinger". CD
(Out of print.)

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Betty CarterInside Betty Carter ... CD
Capitol/United Artists, 1964. Used ... $4.99
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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Teddy CharlesRussia Goes Jazz ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great little record – one that keeps up the high standards set by Teddy Charles' earlier work! The set has a bit of a goofy gimmick – in that it takes work by Russian composers (Stravinsky, Korsakoff, Borodin), and makes it swing with a jazzy groove. But because Charles is working here with "the all stars" – a group of players that includes Jimmy Giuffre, Jim Hall, Howard McGhee, Zoot Sims, and Jerome Richardson – he's got more than enough talent to make the whole thing work wonderfully. The album reminds us a lot of some of Richardson's work for United Artists from the 60s – with a slightly goofy edge, but incredible playing throughout, and a good commitment to swinging hard. Titles include "Borodin Bossa Nova", "Lullaby Of The Firebird", "Scherezade Blue", "Dance Arabe", "Etude", and "Love For Three Oranges March". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover is stained and flaky on the bottom 3 inches, with a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max RoachMoney Jungle ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $5.99
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

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Art FarmerBrass Shout ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Near Mint- ... $18.99
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
(70s Japanese pressing – heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Milt JacksonBags' Opus ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Good+ ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has moderate wear, with a nearly split bottom seam. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Also available Bags' Opus ... CD 9.99

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King PleasureMr Jazz ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(UA pressing.)

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Irene KralBand & I ... CD
United Artists/Capitol, 1958. Used ... $4.99
Sparkling work from singer Irene Kral – and possibly the best album she ever cut! The backings here are by the Herb Pomeroy group – a slightly modern ensemble that still knows how to swing with a good dose of Boston soul – and the overall feel of the album's a lot more forceful than some of Irene's other albums, packing a punch we didn't know she had, and which we're happy to hear! There's a few cooler overtones here – somewhat in the June Christie mode – but overall the sound is upbeat, full, and swinging – served up with in arrangements by Ernie Wilkins and Al Cohn. Titles include "This Little Love", "What's Right For You", "Comes Love", "Lazy Afternoon", "I'd Know You Anywhere", and "It Isn't So Good". (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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John LewisOdds Against Tomorrow – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- ... $4.99
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
(White label promo with deep groove. One side has a sticker. Cover has a split top seam held with clear tape and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Billy May/Sammy Davis Jr.Johnny Cool ... LP
United Artists, 1963. Very Good ... $7.99
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
(Mono pressing. Cover has a split top seam, some surface wear, and a cut corner.)

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Charles MingusJazz Portraits ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- ... $43.99
Great stuff – recorded in Mingus' classic period! 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 imgination 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
(White label promo. Cover has ring & edge wear, with a mostly split top seam & promo stamp on the back.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusJazz Portraits (white cover) ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Great stuff – recorded in Mingus' classic period! 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 imgination 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
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Oliver NelsonImpressions Of Phaedra ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good ... $14.99
An excellent jazz reworking of the score to the film Phaedra – originally written by Mikis Thedorakis to accompany one of Jules Dassin's stranger films of the 60s. Nelson does excellent work with the score – expanding it with plenty of warm jazz touches, but also working in a serious and somber mode that still fits the feel of the picture nicely. Phil Woods is the main soloist on the record, and titles include "Dirg", "The Fling", "London's Fog", "Phaedra Love", "One More Time", and "Too Much Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover.)

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Lee OskarLee Oskar ... LP
Far Out/United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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 ... $5.99
With arrangements by Arif Mardin, Neil Bridge, and Bob Freedman. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has light wear & some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Bill PottsBye Bye Birdie ... CD
United Artists/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
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! Arranger Bill Potts really gets at the spirit of the original score, but also opens things up nicely as a jazz solo vehicle – using top shelf players who include Phil Woods on tenor, Billy Costa on piano, Willie Dennis on trombone, Gene Quill on clarinet, and Clark Terry on trumpet – all of whom get some nice space to step out and solo amidst the larger arrangements! Titles include "Kids", "The Closer", "I've Got A Lot Of Livin To Do", "Baby Talk To Me", and "One Last Kiss". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Bye Bye Birdie ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Bill PottsBye Bye Birdie ... LP
United Artists, 1963. Very Good- ... $4.99
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! Arranger Bill Potts really gets at the spirit of the original score, but also opens things up nicely as a jazz solo vehicle – using top shelf players who include Phil Woods on tenor, Billy Costa on piano, Willie Dennis on trombone, Gene Quill on clarinet, and Clark Terry on trumpet – all of whom get some nice space to step out and solo amidst the larger arrangements! 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
(White label promo. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Bye Bye Birdie ... CD 13.99

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Jerome RichardsonGoing To The Movies ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good ... $55.99
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 half split seams, otherwise in decent shape.)

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Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Phil WoodsJazz Alive – A Night At The Half Note ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
Alive, and plenty lively – one of our favorite albums ever to feature the team of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims – and one that has them really stretching out a lot more than usual! The album's got a format that's quite different than the tightly-reigned sound of Sims and Cohn on other dates – as all the four tracks here run for longer than nine minutes – really allowing lots of room for solo space – and some great interplay between the reedmen too! Phil Woods joins the twin tenors on alto for two tracks – and the rest of the group features Mose Allison on piano, Nabil Totah on bass, and Paul Motian on drums. Titles include "Lover Come Back To Me", "It Had To Be You", and "Wee Dot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove and "ear".)

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✨✧ Billy StrayhornPeaceful Side Of Billy Strayhorn (Solid State) ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A rare set of Billy Strayhorn tracks recorded in Paris by Alan Douglas. The tracks are incredibly haunting, and mostly feature Strayhorn's solo piano with spare backing by Parisian bassist Michel Goudret. There are a a few short moments on the record that add backing voices or strings – but even in those moments, Strayhorn's tender tentative piano is right up front in the mix. The whole thing's a treasure, and a rare peek at the solo talent that made Ellington's band one of the best. Titles include "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", "Lush Life", "Strange Feeling", and "Chelsea Bridge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and splitting on the top seam.)
 
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John CorbettVinyl Freak – Love Letters To A Dying Medium ... Book
Duke University Press, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
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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✨✧ Art FarmerModern Art ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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