Seminal sounds from the LA scene of the late 40s – one of the most important records to showcase the tenor talents of the legendary Wardell Gray – a key player on the harder side of the west coast for its formative bop years – and one whose career was cut short all too soon! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with a deep groove, in a teal cover. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)
An obscure session that was nearly lost, because it was issued on a cheapo label – but which features some really great work from Coleman Hawkins! The format is small combo, with long tracks that really open up – and Hawk is blowing in that fantastic mode that he began to use a lot ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, white tape on the spine, and clear tape on the bottom seam.)
Joe Houston —
Limbo ... LP Crown, Early 60s. Very Good- ...
Way more than the cheapo fad record you might guess from the title – thanks to some wonderfully soulful tenor from Joe Houston! The setting's almost more Latin than limbo – a mode that really works perfectly with Houston's horn – driving the big-toned sound strongly right up from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic 50s tenor work from the mighty Joe Houston – west coast tenor star galore, and one of the strongest players to cross the line between jazz and R&B! The album features Joe blowing in a relatively uncomplicated mode overall – hitting some nice upbeat groovers, but also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album