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✨✧ Chris ClarkSoul Sounds ... CD
Motown/Marginal (Belgium), 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great Motown album from Chris Clark – one of the few white singers ever signed to the label, and a great vocalist at that! Chris has a sound that's quite unique – halfway between Motown soul and some of the soul-inspired pop of the time – particularly that of UK singers like Dusty Springfield and some of her generation. There's a proud, bold sound here – all Motown in the backings, and often done with the kind of tightly-stepping grooves that have made some of Chris' singles big ones on the Northern Soul scene over the years. Titles include "I Want To Go Back There Again", "Day By Day Or Never", "From Head To Toe", "Sweeter As The Days Go By", "Do Right Baby Do Right", "Born To Love You Baby", "Love's Gone Bad", and "Whisper You Love Me Boy". CD
(1997 Marginal pressing – with lots of material you can't find on the Reel Music reissue!)
Also available Soul Sounds (with bonus track) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Jeannie ReynoldsCherries, Bananas & Other Fine Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Reel Music, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little album from Jeannie Reynolds – and her lasting contribution to underground soul! Jeannie's vocals are nice and deep – with hints of southern diva phrasing, filtered through some of the tighter soul styles coming out of Chicago and other points north at the time! Detroit talents LJ Reynolds, Tony Hester, and Don Davis produce – save for one song by Michael Henderson – and the big highlight is the slow groover "The Fruit Song", a sly seductive stepper of a track, with rolling congas, sweeping strings, and a very catchy hook from Jeannie. That number runs for about 7 minutes long – and the album also includes a number of nice shorter cuts, like "I've Still Got My Pride", "The Feelin' Ain't There", and "You Want To Get Your Hands On A Woman" – all wonderful numbers that will have you loving Jeannie as one of your favorite new discoveries in 70s soul! CD also features 4 non-LP bonus cuts – "Phone's Been Jumping All Day", "Unwanted Company", "Lay Some Lovin On Me", and "Love Don't Come Easy For Me". CD
Also available Cherries, Bananas & Other Fine Things (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Sonny RollinsReel Life ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1982. Used ... $3.99
An overlooked Sonny Rollins set from the early 80s – one that has him recording with a fair bit of guitar, but still staying very much in his best form as an improviser! The group here features both Bobby Broom on electric guitar, and Yoshiaki Masuo on acoustic and electric – both players who get in plenty of sound during the set, but always as a follow-up to Rollins' bold tenor voice in the lead. Remaining group members include Bob Cranshaw on electric bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – and although the electric strings might normally make for a smooth sort of record, Sonny's sharper sound still brings plenty of edge – even when the rhythms of a few tunes get a bit bright. Titles include "My Little Brown Book", "Reel Life", "McGhee", "Rosita's Best Friend", and "Best Wishes". CD
(Out of print and still sealed. Small cutout hole through case and rear artwork.)

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✨✧ Bill WithersMaking Music (LP-styled jacket) ... CD
Columbia/Reel Music, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Damn! Bill Withers can never do wrong in our book – and this album is definitely case in point! The set marks Bill's big move from Sussex Records to Columbia, and it's the start of an amazing run in the late 70s – completely sublime soul that wraps up all Withers' roots from the earlier part of the decade, and focuses them beautifully in some sweet keyboard-driven grooves! Bill's voice is marvelous – that raspily charming sound that no other soul singer could ever match – and the album features arrangements from Larry Nash, who plays keyboards on the date along with Dave Grusin. Electric piano makes for plenty of great moments – and titles include his classic "Hello Like Before", plus "The Best You Can", "Make Love To Your Mind", "Paint Your Pretty Picture", and "Don't You Want To Stay". CD
(Includes Reel Music obi.)
Also available Making Music ... LP 19.99
 
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✨✧ Billy BangDistinction Without A Difference (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1980. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Billy Bang has always been one of the most incredible players on his instrument – a jazz violinist who could take the strings into freely creative territory, yet also somehow manage to swing – a balance that nobody ever seemed to manage as well as Bang! And while Billy's work in groups is always wonderful, the strengths of his genius maybe come through even more in a solo setting like this – as Bang uses the violin in ways that are completely unheard of, even in jazz work of the decade before – but also while somehow holding to an inherent core that always makes his music make immediate sense, even to the most casual listener. The album's a true testament to the genius that Bang brought to jazz violin – and why we still love him on the instrument more than anyone else. Titles include "Theme For Masters", "Sometime Later", "Improvisation On Sweet Space", and "Loweski". This great edition comes in a gatefold LP-styled cover – almost like a mini version of the original record released by Hat Hut – with bonus tracks that include "Fiddle In The Floodlight", "Subway Ride With Giuseppi Logan", "Echo Vamp", "Prana", and "A Pebble Is A Small Rock". CD
Also available Distinction Without A Difference (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Chuck BerryJohnny B Goode – His Complete 50s Chess Recordings (4CD set) ... CD
Chess/Hip-O Select, Mid/Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Chuck Berry at Chess – as monumental as anything recorded by anyone in the 1950s with an importance that can't be overstated – but even if you put the historical relevance and cultural cache aside, you're still left with some of the most exhilarating blasts of high octane rock, blues & r&b ever! Hip-O Select doesn't shy away from exhaustive collections – and if this mammoth, beautifully packaged 4 CD treasure trove doesn't have every note Chuck cut for Checker/Chess, probably does have all you'll ever need – with all the great singles, multiple alternate takes, instrumentals, demos, masters, live versions and more. Comes in a beautiful, foldout, string-bound package with a nice booklet, photos and notes by biographer Fred Rothwell. A great set – with more than 100 tracks on 4CDs! Includes "Maybellene", "Wee Wee Hours", "Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)", "You Can't Catch Me", "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", "Oh Baby Doll", "Rock And Roll Music", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Reelin' And Rockin'", "Johnny B Goode", "Around And Around", "It' Don't Take But A Few Minutes", "21 Blues", "Memphis Tennessee", "Little Queenie", "Almost Grown", "County Line", "Let It Rock", "Too Pooped To Pop", and much, much more! CD
(Out of print. In great shape overall, but one of the tie "buttons" on front is missing. Everything else is great.)

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Art BlakeyDrums Around The Corner (previously unissued material) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958/1959. Used ... $18.99
Pounding! This is the long-awaited re-release of a lost session that Blakey recorded in 1958, with a triple-drum rhythm group that included himself, Philly Joe Jones, and Roy Haynes – plus some additional conga work by Ray Barretto. Unlike other Blakey "drum orgy" sessions, though, this one's got a much straighter jazz feel – with plenty of solo space for trumpeter Lee Morgan and pianist Bobby Timmons. The drums work together in fantastic interplay – with Haynes' lyricism, Blakey's crackle, and Jones' raw power all providing perfect complement to each other while Morgan solos freely out front as the only horn (a role that he rarely ever got to take!) The set also includes 2 amazing other tracks that feature only bass and drum (not drum n bass!) interplay between Blakey and the late Paul Chambers – making for a total of 8 incredible tracks in all, with titles that include "Lee's Tune", "Blakey's Blues", "Lover", and "Drums In the Rain". Great stuff, and with notes by Kenny Washington, too! CD
(1999 Connoisseur pressing.)

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✨✧ Earl BosticVery Best Of Earl Bostic ... CD
King/Collectables, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes the songs "Hot Sauce Boss", "Temptation", "Earl Blows A Fuse", "Who Snuck The Wine In The Gravy", "Choppin' It Down", "Seven Steps", "Don't You Do It", "Rockin' And Reelin'", "Flamingo", "Sleep", "Always", "Lover Come Back To Me", "I Got Loaded", "Moonglow", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "For You", "Cherokee", "Steamwhistle Jump", "What! No Pearls?", "Deep Purple", "Cracked Ice", "Exercise", "No Name Jive", "Woodchopper's Ball", and "Back Beat Boogie". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joanne BrackeenSix Ate (CDr pressing) ... CD
Choice (UK), 1975. Used ... $9.99
Great work from that point in the 70s when pianist Joanne Brackeen was really taking off – working in bold, modern tones that really set her apart from most of her generation – further underscoring her unique role in jazz! Brackeen's freely creative on the keys – playing in ways that soar out freely at points, yet still always manage to swing – a really careful balance between avant ideas and a traditional jazz groove – possibly illustrated better on this record than any other session we can think of! But the rhythm players are possibly a big part of the album's success – because bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Billy Hart also always show that same sort of balance in their own work, and prove to be great company here for Brackeen. Titles include "Zulu", "C-Sri", "Circle", "Six Ate", "Nefertiti", and "Snooze". CD
(Out of print, on demand CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Earl ColemanEarl Coleman Returns ... CD
Prestige, 1956. Used ... $4.99
Possibly the strongest album ever recorded by mellow-voiced jazz vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer with a deeper style that's very much in the classic Billy Eckstine mode, but which swings a bit more freely in a small combo! The set's got a nicely open style – with longer tracks than usual for a jazz vocal date, and lots of room for jazz soloists that include Art Farmer on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, and Hank Jones on piano. The backing is in a great small group mode, and in a way, the album's almost unique for the time – and really predates a lot of later male vocal sides of this nature – offering Coleman more of a fresh start than just a standard "return" – and really paving the way for Johnny Hartman sides in the 60s. Titles include "Say It Isn't So", "Reminiscing", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "No Love No Nothin", and a great version of "Social Call". CD features 4 bonus tracks that include "My Last Affair", "This Is Always", "I Haven't Changed A Thing", and "A Ghost Of A Chance". CD

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Miles DavisKind Of Blue (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $1.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD

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Paul DesmondTake Ten (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1963. Used ... $6.99 9.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Take Ten Plus (with bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Paul DesmondTake Ten (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". CD also features alternate takes of "Embarcadero" and "El Prince". CD
Also available
Take Ten (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99
Take Ten Plus (with bonus tracks) ... CD 2.99

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Paul DesmondTake Ten Plus (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1963. Used ... $2.99 4.99
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". Plus, the CD reissue features 3 bonus tracks – "Out Of Nowhere", and alternate takes of "El Prince" and "Embarcadero". CD
(1999 CD pressing.)
Also available Take Ten (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Eric DolphyOutward Bound ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Eric Dolphy's first album ever as a leader – recorded almost immediately after his arrival on the New York scene! The sound here is already bolder and stronger than the Dolphy experiments on the west coast – sharp-edged and freely exploratory, in a way that pushes the playful lyricism of the Chico Hamilton years aside, and reaches out into the new territory hinted at by the title! The group is a quintet that features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jaki Byard on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – and the overall sound is a beautiful mix of modernist hard bop and some of Dolphy's later freer styles. Dolphy plays his usual mix of alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and the tracks include "245", "Miss Toni", "Les", and "GW". CD

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✨✧ Eric DolphyUppsala Concert Vol 1 ... CD
Serene (France), 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An especially rare live set from Eric Dolphy – recorded on an early trip to Sweden in 1961, and featuring some especially long tunes that really let him open up! Dolphy's working here with a local trio for backup – Rony Johansson on piano, Kurt Lindgren on bass, and Rune Carlsson on drums – but the real focus is on his long and freely creative solos on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. His tone has a very sharp edge – a sound that's never too far out, but which has all the fire of his best recordings for Prestige during this period – and it's especially wonderful to hear the way he transforms familiar numbers with this energy. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansSerenity ... CD
Le Jazz/Charly, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Serenity – we couldn't think of a better way to describe Evans' lyrical stylings on piano. This wonderful recording captures Evans in the setting he was most comfortable in, the piano trio, with longtime cohort Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Moreell rouding out the triop on drums. And while many of his sets were centered around his interpretations of standards, this set is made up primarily of Evans originals, a Legrand tune and one from the late great Scott LaFaro, the origianl bassist in Evans trio: "Re: Person I Knew", "Turn Out The Stars", "Gloria's Step", "Two Lonely People", "Waltz For Debbie" and "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life?". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring (SACD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Craft, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful late work from piano legend Bill Evans – a set that was recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980 – at which point it became an instant essential in his catalog! As with so many of Bill's 70s recordings, the session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. Elliot Zigmund is on drums, a beautifully sensitive player – and the set includes a sublime version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features three bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
(2022 SACD pressing – still sealed!)
Also available
You Must Believe In Spring (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99
You Must Believe In Spring (SHMCD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Bill Evans, Karin Krog, Archie Shepp, Bobby HutchersonLive At The Festival ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1970/1972/1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very interesting batch of tracks – one tune apiece by each of the artists named in the title, recorded between the years 1970 and 1973 at the Festival Ljublijana, in Yugoslavia. Bill Evans performs a long, and straight reading of Miles Davis' "Nardis" with a trio that includes Eddie Gomez on bass and Tony Oxley on drums; Karin Krog sings a spare version of "Round Midnight", with only the bass of Arild Andersen for accompaniment; and Archie Shepp blows freely on a version of Grachan Moncur III's "Sonny's Back", in a group with Dave Burrell, Don Garrett, and Muhammad Ali. Perhaps the most striking track, though, is "The Creators" by Bobby Hutcherson – played with his group that included Harold Land and Hal Galper, and performed in an 18 minute reading that builds beautifully, into the dancing soul jazz sound that was Hutcherson's best contribution to jazz at the time! CD
(Out of print.)

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Clare FischerFirst Time Out ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1962. Used ... $19.99
An amazing debut from pianist Clare Fischer – an artist who went onto have a subtle, but immediate influence upon both the American and Brazilian jazz scenes of the time! Fischer's got a lyrical approach to rhythm that's simply amazing – modern, but never cold and academic – and instead always freely dancing around, in a way that gives equal melodic roles to the bass and drums in his trio. There's a clear bossa nova inspiration here, but keep in mind that Fischer's sensibility was also a big influence on the bossa players of the time. The whole session sparkles with a fresh genius that still beats the work of most players still recording today – and Fischer's piano is accompanied by equally free-thinking work on bass by Gary Peacock and drums by Gene Stone. Most titles are originals, and tunes include "Toddler", "Stranger", "Nigerian Walk", "Afterfact", "Free Too Long", "Piece For Scotty", and "Blues For Home". CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Sealed.)

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✨✧ Jimmy GiuffreFree Fall (plus unreleased tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1963. Used ... $13.99
An incredible batch of freely crafted tracks from Jimmy Giuffre's legendary early 60s trio! The group features Steve Swallow on bass and Paul Bley on piano, and the two young modernists were a perfect match of Giuffre's ever-developing ideas of freedom and harmony. The music is beautiful – with a sound that's like nothing else we can describe, and an approach that's free floating (or free falling), but never directionless, and never overindulgent. Perfectly measured, with a strong sense of melody and rhythm, even amidst the more outside moments. Titles include "Propulsion", "Threewe", "Dichotomy", "Man Alone", and "Divided Man" – plus 5 bonus cuts not issued on the original album! CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy Giuffre/Mabel MercerTravelin Light/Merely Marvelous ... CD
Collectables, 1958/1960. Used ... $4.99
For some odd reason, the Collectables label chose to release albums by two different artists on one CD. We should be mad at them for that, but we can't get that angry, since we're extremely happy to have this Jimmy Giuffre album back in print again! Travelin' Light is one of Giuffre's best albums of all time, and the record is a perfect realization of his piano-less/bass-less trio style. The group is simply Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Jim Hall on guitar, and Giuffre on reeds – and the sound is amazing! Notes hang in mid-air, slowly sliding around one another, flying freely from the players, yet still managing to swing in a beautiful way. The titles are a mix of standards and originals – but all tracks sound completely unique, with a sound unlike anything else we can describe. Cuts include "Swamp People", "Lonely Time", "Green Country", and "Travelin Light". The Mabel Mercer album? Consider it a bonus! CD

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✨✧ Stephane GrappelliJazz In Paris – Improvisations ... CD
Universal (France), 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not as freely improvised as you might think – but a nice set from the mid 50s, issued here with bonus unreleased tracks, and one that features Grappelli as the lead soloist in a quartet with Maurice Vander on piano and harpsichord, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Baptiste Reilles on drums. Tracks include "Dans La Vie", "If I Had You", "Body & Soul", "Fascinatin Rhythm", "Time After Time", "Slow En Re Majeur", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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Barry HarrisLive In Tokyo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Xanadu, 1976. Used ... $7.99
A great live set from pianist Barry Harris – material recorded on the same date that gave us the excellent Live In Tokyo album from reedman Charles McPherson – but done in a very different way that shows that Barry's clearly the leader on these tracks! The rhythm duo is wonderful – the mighty Sam Jones on bass and Leroy Williams on drums – players who can crackle when Harris wants them to, yet also lay back and give Barry lots of spacious territory to work some incredibly deft, personal magic on the keys. The sound almost takes us back to the initial Harris recordings of the early 60s, but also has some of those colors that would flow even more freely in some of his sessions for the Japanese market – on titles that include "I'll Remember April", "Fukai Aijo", "A Soft Spot", "Round Midnight", and "Un Poco Loco". CD features four bonus tracks too – two versions of "Ornithology", plus "Like Someone In Love" and "Night In Tunisia", both nice and long! CD
(Xanadu Master Edtion.)
Also available Live In Tokyo (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Hasaan Ibn Ali (Hasaan)Retrospect In Retirement of Delay – The Solo Recordings ... CD
Omnivore, Mid 60s. Used 2CD ... $19.99
Stunning solo piano work from legendary Philly musician Hasaan – best known for his one Atlantic session with Max Roach, but sounding completely different here on his own! From the very first note of the set, you know that you're in the company of a committed modernist, of the same generation as Herbie Nichols and Elmo Hope – a player with an equally unique, individual conception, and an ability to work a very familiar instrument in all these really unusual ways – often with a quality that makes you feel as if Hasaan is about to step outside and improvise more freely, but always swinging back with an inherent sense of rhythm that's wonderful. The set features both original tunes and reworked standards, pulled from a variety of different tapes recorded in both Philly and New York in the mid 60s – superbly brought back to life here, with a double-length set of selections that include "Off My Back Jack", "Off Minor", "Atlantic Ones", "Mean To Me", "True Train", "Untitled Ballad", "Extemporaneous Prose Poem", "Besame Mucho", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "Arabic Song". CD
(Mark through barcode.)
Also available Retrospect In Retirement of Delay – The Solo Recordings ... CD 26.99

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $5.99
A classic set in the best Verve Records mode – as these two mature giants of the tenor sax get lots of room to open up and solo with a great rhythm section at the core! Both Hawkins and Webster have a fantastic sense of tone and timing – and the space of the record really lets you hear the charms of both in equal measure – with backing from Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't "encountering" each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely – and titles include "Blues For Yolande", "Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD
(Out of print, Verve master edition in a tri-fold digipack.)

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✨✧ Andrew HillInvitation ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Andrew's come back inside for this 70s set – working in a trio format, still quite exploratory, but with less of the hard-pressed avant gardism of his Blue Note years. If anything, Andrew's moving about the keyboard more freely – especially on the longer flowing tunes, which have him working in a mode that's still quite melodic, yet in that "genius alone at the piano" mode of European and Japanese sessions at the time. Backing is by Chris White bass and Art Lewis drums – and titles include "Catfish", "Lost No More", "Invitation", and "Little John". CD

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✨✧ Bobby HutchersonStick-Up! ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sticks are up, and Bobby Hutcherson is at the top of his game – hitting a whole new groove here in this sublime session of modal numbers for Blue Note – a slightly warmer set than his more modern albums of the "new thing" years, and a great indication of the directions he'd take in the 70s! Bobby's vibes are set up wonderfully here in a quintet that includes Joe Henderson on tenor sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all players who bring key elements to the groove. Tyner's got an obvious ear for the modal rhythms that Hutcherson's heading for; Higgins' drum work is freely lyrical in all the best ways; and Henderson's horn sharpens the edges of the tunes a bit, bringing in some nice darker sounds. The kickoff track is an amazing modal reading of Ornette's "Una Muy Bonita", and the rest tracks are all Hutcherson originals, including "Summer Nights", "8/4 Beat", "Black Circle", "Verse", and "Blues Mind Matter". CD
(1997 Connoisseur pressing.)
Also available Stick-Up (180 gram pressing) ... LP 36.99

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✨✧ KatalystNine Lives ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2021. Used ... Out Of Stock
Warm jazzy goodness from Katalyst – a west coast group comprised of musicians who normally back bigger names in soul, jazz, and hip hop – but who here work in a vibe that's all their own, on a set of tunes that are improvised freely, yet still have a groove! The music is often spacey and electric – mellow jams that take a minute to find their rhythm, then layer in all sorts of great solo activity on keyboards, trumpet, trombone, and tenor – shifting nicely from track to track, and making for the kind of laidback, yet collaborative sound that really fits the creation of the album! Titles include "FreeHand", "BBB", "Liemert Night", "Fresh Earth", "Fresh Wind", and "Fitted". CD
(Sealed.)

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Yusef LateefHeart Vision ... CD
Yal, 1992. Used ... $8.99
Yusef Lateef on tenor and bamboo saxophone and keyboards, Christopher Newland on guitar, Everett Haffner on synthesizer, Adam Rudolph on percussion and digital orchestration, with vocals from Chinyere Nnenna Freelon, Richard Ross, and Tsidii Le Loka. CD
(Out of print.)

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Shelly ManneLive – Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole Vol 1 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1961. Used ... $5.99
An incredible record from Shelly Manne – one of his only dates recorded at The Manne Hole, even though it was his own club – and a killer live recording that was issued in a rare 2LP format for the time! The style here is similar to Manne's excellent recordings at the Blackhawk – open-ended, stretched out, and more freely expressive hardbop than on his 50s sides – played by a group that features plenty of excellent tenor from the great Richie Kamuca, plus trumpet from Conte Cantoli, piano from Russ Freeman, bass from Chuck Berghofer, and drums from Manne himself. As with the Blackhawk date, many of the tunes are familiar, but open up mostly as longer solo vehicles – completely transformed by the efforts of the group and their freewheeling lines. Titles on this second volume include "Love For Sale", "The Champ", "How Could It Happy To A Dream", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". CD
(Early 90s OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie MarianoTango Para Charlie ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quite an interesting project from reedman Charlie Mariano – a record that shows that his search for new creative settings never ends! As you'd guess from the title, there's a bit of a tango inspiration to the record, but in a format that's very different than most tango jazz – as the album features Charlie on alto and flute, in duets with Quique Sinesi, who plays a variety of acoustic guitars, including 7 string Spanish, charango, and piccolo guitar. This spare sound is quite different than regular tango modes – and the spareness allows Mariano to solo freely – in that wonderful range of tones that's always made his work surprisingly soulful, no matter what the setting. Titles include "Tango Para Charlie", "If Only", "Zephyr", "The Lady", and "Faluseando". CD
(Still sealed, includes obi.)

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Roscoe Mitchell TrioNo Side Effects ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Really evocative work from Roscoe Mitchell – playing here in a spare trio setting that's totally great! Mitchell handles a wealth of reeds – soprano sax, alto, tenor, flute, and piccolo – plus a bit of percussion – and other players include Harrison Bankhead on bass and cello, and Vincent Davis on drums and more percussion – very well-suited musicians here to match Mitchell's extremely poetic approach to sound! Some numbers have a dark, deep-down sort of feel – really ruminating at the bottom of the reed tones – while others burst out freely with much stronger energy, showing that Mitchell can still let loose when he wants to, even this late in his career. The balance recalls all the genius of the AACM scene in the 70s – and the double-length set gives the players plenty of room to express themselves. Titles include "Ruddy", "Vermillion", "When The Wind Blows", "Poem", "Flash", "From Red To Rusk", "Parched Plain", "They Danced", "Ride", "Yellow Night", "Sway", and "Here We Go". CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive In Paris Vol 1 ... CD
Explore, 1964. Used ... $9.99
A crystal-clear live recording by Thelonious Monk – captured in Paris during the height of his best years on Columbia Records! The group here is Monk's key 60s quartet – with Charlie Rouse on tenor, Ben Riley on drums, and Butch Warren on bass – all players who are more than willing to give Thelonious plenty of space to stretch out on his own when he wants to, but also manage to come in and sharpen up the groove as well! Rouse's tenor is always a joy at this point, and the longer than usual tracks allow both he and Monk to solo freely. Titles include "Four In One", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "Straight No Chaser", "Epistrophy", and "Well You Needn't". CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive In Paris Vol 2 ... CD
Explore, 1964. Used ... $9.99
A crystal-clear live recording by Thelonious Monk – captured in Paris during the height of his best years on Columbia Records! The group here is Monk's key 60s quartet – with Charlie Rouse on tenor, Ben Riley on drums, and Butch Warren on bass – all players who are more than willing to give Thelonious plenty of space to stretch out on his own when he wants to, but also manage to come in and sharpen up the groove as well! Rouse's tenor is always a joy at this point, and the longer than usual tracks allow both he and Monk to solo freely. Titles include "Blue Monk", "Sweet & Lovely", "Hackensack", Rhythm-a-ning", "Bright Mississippi", and "Epistrophy". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Mike OsborneForce Of Nature ... CD
Reel Recordings (Canada), 1980/1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Searing alto work from Mike Osborne – captured here at the height of his powers in two live performances! The first long track on the set – "Ducking & Diving" – is a 42 minute jam by a quartet that features Osborne on alto, Dave Holdsworth on trumpet, Marcio Mattos on bass, and Brian Abrahams on drums – all stepping strongly together with a force that almost reminds us of an Albert Ayler mid 60s performance on ESP! The track's got a really searching feel – with staccato rhythm parts in the leadoff, then amazing solo work from Osborne – playing here with a sense of spontaneous creativity that's tremendous. The next two tracks are from a year later, and also feature Osborne and Holdsworth, plus Paul Bridge on bass and Tony Marsh on drums – all coming together with a similar sense of energy, but perhaps a bit tighter overall – slightly more restrained, but still at a level that's pretty darn compelling. These titles include "Journey's End" and "All Night Long". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie Palmieri/Cal TjaderBamboleate ... CD
Tico/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1967. Used ... $18.99
An incredible collaboration between pianist Eddie Palmieri and vibist Cal Tajder – a record done for Tico in answer to their previous session for Verve – and a set that's even harder-jamming overall! Cal and Eddie really find something special together on the record – and both players groove into a descarga mode that burns even more strongly than their own other work of the decade – a masterful jam that's a really true collaboration, and which brings out the best that both musicians had to offer. Cal's moving way beyond his familiar modes here – with a fluid, freely colorful sound – and Eddie himself is beginning to hit some of the darker, harder notes that would show up even more strongly on his records of the 70s. There's a much more strongly jazz-based sound here than most of Palmieri's previous records – a really bold focus on the instrumentation as it rolls out over some great modally-informed grooves – and titles include "Bamboleate", "Resemblance", "Guajira Candela", "Mi Montuno", and "Come An Get It". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jeff ParkerNew Breed ... CD
International Anthem, 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The record we've been waiting years for Jeff Parker to make – a fantastic funky set that shows off a whole new side of his talents! Parker's guitar has been on plenty of great albums over the past decade or two, but this set may well be one of his greatest moments so far – a really unusual, really personal set that takes his music to a whole new level – partly schooled by vintage funk, as you might guess from the cover – but also partly set up in a spirited new direction that propels Jeff farther forward than any other record! Parker plays guitar and a range of keyboards – and the album almost has a laidback Shuggie Otis vibe at points, but is a lot more complex overall – thanks to excellent rhythm work from Paul Bryan on bass and Jamire Williams on drums – who ground the sound, but can take off freely with Parker, too – as does Josh Johnson on alto, flute, and some other keyboards too. The whole thing almost puts Jeff into Robert Glasper territory – in its unique blend of jazz, funk, and soulful currents – but very unique, a genre unto his own, really well-deserved after all these years. The album's brilliant from start to finish, with cuts that include "Executive Life", "Para Ha Tay", "Here Comes Ezra", "Jrifted", "Visions", "How Fun Is It To Year Whip", and "Get Dressed". CD

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Bill Perkins & Richie KamucaTenors Head On ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $7.99
A killer date from two of the hippest tenors of the west coast scene in the 50s – Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca – both musicians who worked in the cool school, but could also come across with plenty of soul! The album's got both tenors working head on – hitting counterpoint modes at times, but also opening up more freely at others – showing the balance between composition, arrangement, and improvisation that made the scene so great at the time – yet executed with a bit more depth of feeling, as we'd expect from Perkins and Kaumca. Rhythm is from the trio of Pete Jolly on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and titles include "Spain", "Pick A Dilly", "Oh Look At Me Now", "Don't Be That Way", and "Blues For Two". CD
(Out of print. Traycard has discoloration from age & a cutout notch.)

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Willie PickensIt's About Time! ... CD
Southport, 1987. Used ... $6.99
The title's a reference to the fact that the album's a long-overdue debut as a leader for pianist Willie Pickens – a player who was important in the Chicago scene for years, but had never made it into the studio until the late 80s. The set's an odd one – in that it features a fair number of solo piano tracks, with Pickens playing in a style that's freely moves up and down the timeline of jazz piano expression, almost in the mode of some of Jaki Byard's work. Other tracks are in trio mode, but still pianistically evocative of a number of styles – and titles include "Invitation", "Wave", "Lush Life", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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Sonny RollinsFreelance Years – Complete Riverside & Contemporary Recordings (5 CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Contemporary/Fantasy, Mid/Late 50s. Used 5 CDs ... $29.99
5 CDs – all wonderful! The set brings together 8 of Sonny Rollins' classic albums from the late 50s – Brilliant Corners, Way Out West, Jazz Contrasts, The Sound Of Sonny, That's Him!, Sonny Rollins Plays, Freedom Suite and Sonny Rollins & The Contemporary Leaders. CD
(Complete and in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Wanda Sa & Celia VazBrasileiras ... CD
CID (Brazil), 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful set of Brazilian vocals – inflected with a bit of bossa inspiration, but coming off a lot more freely overall! Wanda Sa and Celia Vaz sing dual vocals on a haunting set of tracks that have a strangely spacey sound, thanks to the lilting loveliness of the ladies' voices. The overall effect is kind of like a prime late 70s/early 80s Joyce session – and it's no surprise that Joyce guests on the record, along with Gal Costa, Nana Caymmi, and Quarteto Em Cy. Titles include "Amazon River", "Aqua de Beber", "Lugar Comum", "Uma Bencao", and "Molambo". Very nice! CD
(Original Brazilian pressing.)

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersCrescent With Love ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1992. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully majestic album by Pharoah – sort of a follow up to his Welcome To Love album of ballads and standards, but handled with a bit more of the expansive soul of some of his other recordings. Like that previous album, this one has Pharoah playing tenor in a quartet with William Henderson on piano – but the difference here is that Sanders has chosen a deeper, darker set of material – one that includes a few strong Coltrane originals, which are done in freely flowing versions that take along the other tracks with their energy. Titles include "Lonnie's Lament", "Wise One", "Naima", "Feelin Good", "Light At The Edge Of The World", "Crescent", and "After The Rain". CD
(Promotional stamp on traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ James Alan SheltonStanding Room Only ... CD
Freeland, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, some notes in pen inside the booklet.)

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✨✧ World Saxophone QuartetLive In Zurich ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous interplay on saxes from this ultra-hip combo – a legendary lineup that features David Murray, Oliver Lake, Hamiet Bluiett, and Julius Hemphill – all blowing hard on a variety of saxes! The sound here is possibly a bit more free at times than some of the quartet's other 80s albums – less trying to come up with a straighter jazz groove from a batch of horns, and instead more willing to let all the players soar out and express themselves freely. Many tracks definitely still have a sense of structure, but there's also a bit of a different feel here that we really like. Titles include "Steppin", "Bordertown", "Funny Paper", "Stick", "Hattie Wall", "My First Winter", and "Touchic". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousGroove Pa Svenska – Jazz, Funk, Afro, Soul, Pop, & Rock 1966 to 1984 ... CD
Amigo (Sweden), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sweden funky? You bet your bippy – and if you've got any doubts on that account, check out this mighty mighty set! The collection's a wonderful overview of the funkier side of the Swedish musical spectrum of the 60s and 70s – and pulls together a wide range of tunes from a real variety of sources – not just the few Swedish break and rare groove classics that we already know, but also a huge number of bits that we never would have heard otherwise. The great thing about these tracks is the way that they freely work with the styles they're using for inspiration – in a way that blends together Latin, African, Brazilian, and American modes – yet manages to come up with something completely different in the end. Titles are also from a good range of different labels too – showing the real diversity in the Swedish recording scene of the time, clearly one of the most culturally well-developed in Northern Europe during the postwar years. 17 tracks in all – with titles that include "Jamtlandsk Brudmarsch 73" by Merit Hemmingson & Folkmusigruppen, "Maldito Primitivo" by Hot Salsa, "Been To Canaan" by Alice Babs, "Horroscope" by Ralph Lundsten & The Andromeda All Stars, "Hot Pepper" by The Impossibles, "Happiness Is" by Melvyn Price, "Hovmastarsoppa" by Bernt Staf, "You Never Come Closer" by Doris, "Funkum" by Reebop, "En Larling Pa Varan Gard" by Sylvia Vrethammar, "Sar" by Jojje Wadenius Mitt, "The Snake" by Douglas Westlund & Kjell Ohman, "70 Kila Mtu" by Archimedes Badkar & Afro 70, "Gorillan Gar Ut" by Bo Nilsson, and "Otinku" by Modern Sound. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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