Excellent 60s work by Stan Getz – tunes recorded in 1964, but not issued at the time, thanks to a flurry of bossa nova craziness! The pairing of Getz and Bill Evans is a wonderful one here – as both players are at their warmest, and working with a wonderful sense of tone throughout ... read moreCD
The mighty Stan Getz – recorded in one of his greatest settings of the early 50s! The CD brings together 3 different live performances from the year 1952 – all of them featuring Stan in the company of guitarist Jimmy Raney, a key partner in crime during the time – working in ... read moreCD
A fantastic rare album cut by Stan Getz in Europe! The session features Getz as the main soloist with the Clarke-Boland Big Band, and the overall sound is an incredible chapter in both the career of Getz and the CBBB. Given that most of the CBBB's soloists had a sharp angular sound, Getz's softer ... read moreCD
An excellent one from Getz – recorded here as the lead soloist over backings composed by Eddie Sauter, designed to accompany the film Mickey One, an early directorial effort from Arthur Penn (and starring Warren Beatty as well!) The score has a very edgey quality to it, and Getz's playing is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stan Getz/Zoot Sims/Al Cohn/Allen Eager/Brew Moore —
Brothers ... CD Prestige, 1949/1952. Used ...
A classic Prestige LP that compiles earlier sides by Getz – four tunes from a 1949 session recorded under Stan Getz & His Four Brothers, with Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Allen Eager, and Brew Moore – all blowing with Getz in a real "brothers-like" sax section sound. The remaining ... read moreCD
Bracingly brilliant work from the contemporary Chicago jazz underground – a beautiful date led by pianist Paul Giallorenzo, and featuring heavyweight contributions from Josh Berman on cornet, Dave Rempis on saxes, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Frank Rosaly on drums! The group's a perfect ... read moreCD
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Gerry Gibbs/Ron Carter/Kenny Barron —
We're Back ... CD Whaling City Sound, 2014. New Copy ...
Drummer Gerry Gibbs has a hell of a trio for this set – and a great batch of guests as well – all of whom help make some real magic on jazz instrumental versions of soul tunes from the 70s! The core trio features Kenny Barron on piano and Ron Carter on bass – both wonderfully ... read moreCD
Mid 50s magic from vibist Terry Gibbs – one of his hard to find Mercury sets, a big-ish band date that has Gibbs at the helm of a smallish orchestra with lots of nice horn work to support his solos in the lead! The style's never too overbearing to drown out Terry's rich chromatic tones ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo Emarcy pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)
Excellent small group work from vibist Terry Gibbs – just the kind of set that shows why he was one of the best known players on his instrument in the 50s! Gibbs has a clear, clean style here that's never too laidback, nor too prone to over-done flourishes – a style that was born in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some discoloration due to aging, with small splits on the top and bottom seams. Vinyl has some oxidation that causes light surface noise.)
What a wild range of music! The set features straight stuff from Terry Gibbs and Georgie Auld – but also features some spare percussion tracks from Moondog! LP, Vinyl record album
David Gibson —
Boom ... CD Posi tone, 2015. New Copy Gatefold ...
Trombonist David Gibson has been giving us really great work with his recent albums on the Positone label – and each one seems to have the artist sounding even better and better than before! We're really wowed with the music David gives us this time around – a set of nearly all ... read moreCD
The most intimate, introspective work we've ever heard from pianist Elmer Gibson – a player who can be a powerful force in a group, often working with spiritual undertones – but also a musician who can bring a very personal sense of warmth to a record too! This set almost has a Live At ... read moreCD
Trumpeter Susana Santos Silva joins the De Beren Gieren trio here – on a live performance that's filled with carefully-chosen sounds and lots of subtle textures! Silva also plays flugelhorn, which seems to be an especially nice fit for the energy of Fulco Ottevanger on piano, Lieven Van Pee ... read moreCD
Nice one! Dizzy did the soundtrack for the lost Shirley Clarke verite drama The Cool World – a beautiful black and white film shot mostly on location in the Harlem of the early 60s. Mal Wladron wrote the material for the score, and Diz plays the music with a moody emotionality that you don't ... read moreCD
A rare 60s meeting of groovy talents from both sides of the Atlantic – and a record that matches the trumpet of Dizzy Gillespie with the hiply swinging vocals of The Double Six Of Paris! The group were a wonderfully groovy precursor to the Swingle Singers – and sung in a scatting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It may have been recorded on the French Riviera – but the session's actually a killer batch of Latiny tinged tracks from Dizzy & Co – with with great arrangements by Lalo Schifrin! There's a wonderful 10 minute version of "Chega De Saudade", done as "No More ... read moreCD
Portrait of Jenny is a sweet slow and groovy funk LP recorded by Dizzy for the Perception label. Similar to his other LPs from the time (like Soul & Salvation) in that it's got a cool electric feel that you don't really associate with Diz. But also unique in that it's got these beautiful long ... read moreCD
One of the strongest sides to feature Diz's mid 50s format – a larger group than usual, an octet, with a more tightly arranged style that showed that he continued to develop as an artist long after the days of his early bop sides. The album's also noteworthy for demonstrating Dizzy's great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam, a partially split top seam, some wear, and a some aging.)
Diz breaks past his bop playing, takes a bit of a turn towards swing-based material, and also hits this nice rolling groove that gives a bit of a peek at the way he'd sound in the 60's, when he had Lalo Schifrin on piano, and more of a Latin sound. He's backed here by Junior Mance on piano, Les ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
A pair of famous French concerts from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded five years apart at the Salle Pleyel, in Paris! The 1948 date features a large group – with a full trumpet section, plus Chano Pozo on congas, Kenny Clarke on drums, George Nicholas on tenor, and Kenny Hagood on vocals. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dizzy Gillespie —
Live 1957 ... CD Jazz Unlimited (Denmark), 1957. Used ...
A lost bossa jazz classic from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded at a time when Lalo Schifrin was working in his combo! The record's got a cool, laidback kind of groove – one that's miles away from Gillespie's earlier bop work, and which shows him opening up his rhythmic conception strongly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Phillips stereo pressing. Cover has a spot where a sticker was removed.)
A swirling array of tones, colors, and sounds – written and arranged by JJ Johnson, conducted by Gunther Schuller, and with Dizzy at the helm, blowing some of his most complicated solos ever. The approach is firmly in the Verve jazz orchestra tradition – and recalls the earlier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Dizzy Gillespie —
Real Thing ... LP Perception, 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Stunning funk from the great Dizzy Gillespie – light years away from his early bop recordings! The album's a slammin batch of 70s instrumentals – Dizzy's trumpet firmly in the lead over electric backings that have more than a bit of funk in them. The bass is the main driving factor of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic bit of late 60's funk, and a surprisingly slammin' record from Dizzy! The album's got tight, hard, choppy funk arrangements from Ed Bland – who went onto to do some great work at the Perception label – and the group features James Moody blowing hard lean funky solos right ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a partially split bottom seam, a promo stamp, and a stain on the back.)
A brilliant album of Latiny grooves from Diz! The record takes off from the soulful/modal mood of the early 60s groups with Lalo Schifrin and Kenny Barron – and features a young Mike Longo crafting some fantastic lines on piano, stretched out over tight rhythms on electric bass and drums, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with some clicks and crackles.)
Nice set put together by Verve to go along with Leonard Feather's Book Of Jazz. The record features 10 great solo moments from the Verve/Clef/Norgran catalog – all as analyzed in Feather's book. Includes "The Opener" by Lester Young, "Platinum Love" by Coleman Hawkins, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve pressing, with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)
A great little blowing session for Verve – one that has Dizzy Gillespie working here with two different "Sonnys" – Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, both of whom play tenor on the set! The tracks here are all quite long and open – more loose vehicles for extended soloing ... read moreCD
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Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, et al —
Sittin In ... CD Verve, 1957. Used ...
A great little jam session from Verve – done in a style that's looser and freer than some of the JATP albums, and with a smaller group overall! Players include Stan Getz, Paul Gonsalves, and Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, and Wynton Kelly on piano – plus bass by ... read moreCD
A brilliant little soundtrack from Dizzy Gillespie – composed by Mal Waldron, and played by Diz with a sound and sensitivity that few of his other 60s albums can match! The feel here is quite bold and righteous – a perfect accompaniment for the documentary-like black and white images ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with the deep groove. Cover is stained on back.)
Amazing sounds from Jef Gilson – one of the coolest, hippest jazz musicians working on the European scene of the 60s and 70s! Gilson has his own label – Palm Records – and was noted for his keen sense of collaboration, and openness to new ideas – not just modern elements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most striking albums ever from French experimentalist Jef Gilson – and one of the most outside as well! The album's from the same vintage as some of Gilson's world jazz experiments on the Palm label, but the overall feel here is much more free – with Jef working on a fuzzy ... read moreCD
Some of the most sublime modern jazz of the postwar years – material that ended up on the albums Four Brothers, Tangents In Jazz, The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet, Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn, Jimmy Giuffre 3, The Music Man, Travlin Light, Four Brothers Sound, Historic Concert At Music Inn, ... read moreCD
Groundbreaking trio work from the great Jimmy Giuffre – an album that cut loose both the piano and the drums – in a way that took Gerry Mulligan's earlier rhythm-less experiments with jazz, and pushed them one degree further! The group on the session features Giuffre on clarinet, tenor ... read moreCD
Groundbreaking trio work from the great Jimmy Giuffre – an album that cut loose both the piano and the drums – in a way that took Gerry Mulligan's earlier rhythm-less experiments with jazz, and pushed them one degree further! The group on the session features Giuffre on clarinet, tenor ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best-ever Jimmy Giuffre albums! Jimmy's playing here in his classic piano-less trio format, in a group with Jim Hall on guitar and Bob Brookmeyer on trombone. The group was perhaps his best, and they achieve a perfect blend of free-flowing improvised lines, while still managing to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Cover has light wear, some light stains, and a small split on the spine.)
Sweet remixes from Robert Glasper's Black Radio album – all of them tunes that sound even more soulful than the originals! Given that the core record itself was a bit of a "remix" – Glasper's keyboards, funky beats, and hip contributions from a range of soul singers – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing work from Robert Glasper – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic work from Texas R&B pianist Lloyd Glenn – a great talent with a heavy-handed style that cut some sublime mellow groovers during the 50s. The album features tracks from Glenn's Aladdin and Score recordings – all cut with small group backing, and featuring players like Jack ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic work from Texas R&B pianist Lloyd Glenn – a great talent with a heavy-handed style that cut some sublime mellow groovers during the 50s. This album's got some really incredible cuts that bridge the gap between R&B and the soul jazz style of later players like Ray Bryant ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original heavy maroon label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and spine.)
An excellent album of hard-rolling piano – part R&B, part blues, and part jazz, some of the incredible work of pianist Lloyd Glenn, a heavy handed groover from the 50s. The tracks are all short, with a rolling piano groove that's part Texas, part New Orleans. Titles include "Glenn's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Score pressing with the deep groove. Cover has some wear, and masking tape along all seams.)
A great setting for the Hammond of Jared Gold – a spare, stripped-down trio with Ed Cherry on guitar and Quincy Davis on drums – a group who hit with the sort of punch you'd find on an old Don Patterson record! Gold's one of our favorite contemporary organists – and really has a ... read moreCD
Jared Gold's one of the few up-and-comers who really knows his way around a Hammond – not in a stock funk mode, but in the far-reaching, freewheeling style of great jazz organists like Larry Young or Lonnie Smith! This set's just the kind of cooker we've come to love from Gold – a trio ... read moreCD
Aaron Goldberg —
Now ... CD Sunnyside, 2014. Used ...
Easily our favorite album ever from trumpeter Don Goldie – a record that really steps past his other sides, thanks to an excellent group! Players on the album are soul jazz heavyweights all the way through – with Leo Wright on alto and flute, Patti Brown on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Beautiful work from the always-great Benny Golson – a wonderfully understated quartet session that's filled with plenty of long tracks, and sublime solo work from Golson! Benny's performed in many settings over the years – all of which are great – but we're recently quite partial ... read moreCD
An excellent album recorded during the height of Benny Golson's powers as an arranger and tenor soloist! Benny leads two groups – a quintet and a nontet – both of which feature players that include Art Farmer, Wynton Kelly, Sahib Shihab, Gigi Gryce, and Paul Chambers – working ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – yellow label with deep groove. Vinyl is clean, with light marks. Cover is intact, but has light wear and a bit of an old piece of paperback cover taped to the spine.)
An unusual Bay Area group – with Virgil Gonsalves on baritone sax, Dan Pateris on tenor, Bob Badgely on trombone, Clyde Pound on piano, Gus Gustafson on drums, and either Ron Crotty or Max Hartstein on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains, moderate wear, and some seam splitting.)
Dennis Gonzalez & Joao Paulo —
Scapegrace ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2011. Used ...
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Dennis Gonzalez & Joao Paulo —
So Soft Yet ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2011. Used ...
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Dennis Gonzalez New Dallasorleanssippi —
Debenge Debenge ... LP Silkheart (Sweden), 1988. Very Good- ...
With Dennis Gonzalez on trumpet – plus additional trumpet from Marlon Jordan, tenor from Charles Brackeen, sopranino from Kidd Jordan, and bass from Malachi Favors and Henry Franklin! LP, Vinyl record album
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Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band —
River Is Deep ... CD Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ...
The river is deep and the sound is wide – as the set features wonderful work from the Fort Apache Band of trumpeter/percussionist Jerry Gonzalez – recorded at a point when the group was really starting to cook! The music has its roots in Afro-Cuban styles, but stretches out with plenty ... read moreCD