Tenor giant Dexter Gordon recorded in a quartet setting – live ath Jazzhus Montmarte in Copenhagen on July 21, 1967! He's backed by Kenny Drew on piano, Al Tootie Heath on drums and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and numbers include a great 11+ minute take on Lou Donaldson's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
In Chicago, the cult of Bird fanatics probably lived harder than in other cities – and in the few decades after Charlie Parker's death, the city was host to annual Bird Memorial concerts during the month of August. This obscure 2LP set on Cadet does a good job of documenting the energy and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)
A rare gem from trumpter Dusko Goykovich – cut for the same label, in a similar format to Benny Bailey's classic Serenade To A Planet! Dusko stretches out beautifully on the record – in a group that features Joe Haider on piano, Roman Schwaller on tenor, Isla Eckinger on bass, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – heavy cover and vinyl!)
LA bebop jam session material, featuring two long tracks recorded live in the city of angels! The sides give us a great picture of the kind of lively cutting jam sessions that were ripping through the Central Ave scene of the old days. Players include Dexter Gordon, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with RVG etch. Cover has some wear on the opening.)
One of the best-ever documents of the young genius of tenorist Wardell Gray – exactly the kind of music that shows why he was one of the biggest and best of the bop saxophonists – before he was taken away from us all too soon! The material here was originally issued on 78s or 45s, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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. Cover has light wear.)
One of the greatest albums ever recorded by hardbop trombone legend Bennie Green – an all-star sextet session that cooks like a mofo! The group features the twin tenors of Billy Root and Gene Ammons (billed just as "Jug" on the session, because of contractual reasons) – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild instrumentals from Bernie Green – a bit like some of the tracks he did on the Musically Mad album for RCA, but with more of a trad jazz element in the mix, similar to work by Raymond Scott from the 50s. Players in the group include Mundell Lowe and Tommy Mottola on guitar, plus Dick ... (Now Sound, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, aging, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)
Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful little session from one of the greatest guitarists ever! While we've always sort of resented Blue Note's tendency to "churchify" Grant Green on some albums – giving his guitar a gospelly groove that wasn't really his strongest point, and which seemed to be there to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing, with Van Gelder/Stereo stamp and ear. Vinyl has a mark that clicks just a bit on "Freedom March". Cover has a name in pen and light aging on back, with a bit of wear on the spine and bottom seam.)
Urbie Green —
Fox ... LP CTI, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Smooth and silky jazz funk from trombonist Urbie Green – a record that's much more in a mainstream R&B fusion mode than his earlier work – yet also arranged by David Matthews in a soulful style that still keeps things pretty real on the best cuts! The group's a good one for the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare 70s funk outing for trombonist Urbie Green – a player who first made his name on cool jazz sessions of the 50s, but who really breaks out here with a whole new vibe! Green never stopped playing over the years – honing his craft on countless sessions for dozens of artists in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Burton Greene, Alan Silva & Sunny Murray —
Firmanence ... LP Fore (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ...
This record was issued by Fore as a project for the Raretone Library Series but recorded in Holland. Greene plays piano, prepared piano, Alan Silva plays bass, vibraphone, and Sunny Murray play drums – all three play percussion and Greene and Silva do vocal work as well. The tracks are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a small stain on one corner.)
Narada Burton Greene —
It's All One ... LP Horo (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Mesmerizing solo work from Burton Greene – a set that features some beautiful piano material, and also some percussion and recorder too! LP, Vinyl record album
Massively mellow funk – played by a cool Chicago trio that's heavy on the electric keys! The group's led by the team of keyboardist Gregory Bibb and guitarist James Norris – with the former working through a set of tasty keys that include Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and farfisa! Rhythms ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Johnny Griffin & Eddie Lockjaw Davis —
Toughest Tenors ... LP Milestone, Early 60s/1976. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
70's 2LP set that reissues some of the classic tenor material from Griff and Lockjaw recorded for the Jazzland label in the early 60's. The set's got some great gutsy hardbop material, plus a number of excellent Monk interpretations. Titles include "Epistrophy", "Camp Meeting" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heck of a soul jazz treasure from the 60s – and one of the hardest-hitting jazz albums ever issued by the Atlantic Records label! The vibe here is almost more Prestige Records overall – with very gutbuckety work from Johnny Griffin on tenor and Matthew Gee on trombone – on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of gloss peeling at the opening.)
Darn early work from pianist Johnny Griffith – a Detroit player who's better known for his later electric work, but who sounds great hear on a sweet acoustic trio set! Johnny's got plenty of soul in his keys, as you might guess from his placement on Motown's jazz label – but the set ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the warmer Steve Grossman albums of the 70s – a set that moves away from some of the sharper fusion of his indie label sets, but which still has plenty of fire in Steve's horn! Grossman plays tenor and soprano, and the styles range from soul-fusion groovers, to propulsive jazz jammers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent hybrid of fusion, funk, and Latin styles – with titles that include "Si Pregunta Por Mi Dile Que Vuelvo", "Que Sensacion Cuando La Vi", "Como Un Saxofon", and "Ya Puede Empezar La Dicha De Los Dos". (Latin, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
A set that's as freaky as you might guess from the cover – played by a German jazz ensemble who aren't afraid to let their hair down! The group's biggish, and the music has a great funky big band vibe – especially in the mode of some of the hippest large groups on the MPS label during ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
To tell the truth, we didn't know he'd ever been lost – but who cares anyway, as the album captures Dave in his best 70s fusion mode! The album's got some great mellow tunes that bubble along with a sweet electric feel – gliding in that Grusin way that was never that funky, but which ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and edge wear, with a scrape on back.)
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful stuff from one of Sweden's greatest jazz artists! Gullin's known mostly as a baritone player, but on this rare 1973 outing, he plays piano in a number of different settings – all touched with a uniquely creative vision that you don't always encounter on some of his earlier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Onaje Allan Gumbs —
Onaje ... LP Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. Near Mint- ...
The Jari Haapalainen Trio has been making some really amazing music over the past few years – always on albums that have the word "fusion" in the name, but which sound completely different than any familiar fusion jazz you might know! Instead, the groove here is much more in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A spare set of duets that follows closely in spirit to Charlie Haden's Closeness album for A&M – and like that record, a set of well-chosen reunion duets with key figures from his past! The album features 4 long tracks – each based around a different performer set next to Haden's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a Factory Sealed sticker on the top seam.)
A brilliant mid 70s set headlined by pianist Al Haig & guitarist Jimmy Raney – essentially a reunion of bandmates from the early 50s Stan Getz Quintet – beautifully done and in a timelessly appealing mode! What's great about this is that doesn't feel in the least a hokey revisit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Peggy Haine & The Lowdown Alligator Jass Band —
I'm No Angel ... LP wild abandon, 1985. Very Good- ...
A very cool album of spacey soul jazz tracks! For years, we passed this one up because of a silly title and cover – but it's actually a fantastic album, with a feel that's kind of an extension of the Cadet studio sound of the late 60s. Dorothy Ashby plays harp on the album, and the group's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest albums we've ever heard from guitarist Jim Hall – a set of free-thinking, open-ended tracks that show him really expanding his horizons at the end of the 60s! The album's drenched in Jim's warm, chromatic tones – whether gently played on a few mellow numbers, or ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not as hip as some of Chico's albums for Impulse, but not without some nice moments! The group here features Charles Lloyd on flute and sax, plus guitar by Harry Pope, bassy by Bobby Haynes, and cellist Nat Gershmann. In typical Hamilton form, Chico takes tunes of common and mundane origin, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye demonstration pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam, split bottom seam, and light stains on the bottom 2 inches.)
Chico Hamilton —
El Chico ... LP Impulse, 1965. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Amazing, simply amazing – and light years ahead of the staid sounds that Chico Hamilton was cutting in the 50s! Hamilton's one of those players who has an amazing range to his music – almost all of it really incredible, as Chico always shifts things up over time – continually ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has clear tape on the spine and some notes inside the gatefold.)
An obscure release by Chico Hamilton – but with some really great moments that more than rival his famous sides for Pacific Jazz in the 50s! The set was issued on the obscure Crown label, and is a bit short on notes – but side one features work by Chico's early trio – a cool ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We used to pass up these later Chico Hamilton albums, but now we love them because they're so crazy and so off-kilter. Never one to rest just doing straight jazz stuff, Chico in this period was experimenting with all sorts of cool rhythm changes and interesting instrumentation. The title cut's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records that Chico Hamilton cut during the 50s – and one that features Eric Dolphy, who was with Chico's group for a short while! The record's got the quintet (which also includes the excellent Dennis Budimir on guitar) fronting larger string arrangements by Fred Katz (no ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)
An amazing bit of jazz funk from Johnny Hammond – and one of his greatest LPs! This is the first album that Johnny recorded with Larry Mizell, cut right before the pair of them went onto do the landmark Gears album. While this one never became as famous as Gears, it's got some fantastic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Recorded after his classic work with Larry Mizell, and produced by Johnny himself, but still trying to be very much in the Mizell-sounding vein. The group includes Carol Kaye on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, Ndugu on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – and while the album is as over-the-top ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Forget everything you know about Lionel Hampton – because this is a must-have funky 70s session! The set was cut with an electric big band, and it features long tracks that groove like prime mid 70s MPS work – vibes out front on the solos, and the band grooving and vamping in a style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure Contemporary Records release from Lionel Hampton – originally recorded in Paris, with long tracks that are similar to his best Verve work – and a group that includes Walter Williams on trumpet, James Cleveland on trombone, Clifford Scott on tenor, and Claude Bolling on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
A great slice of Herbie Hancock from the early 80s – a broadcast performance recorded during the height of his electric years, but one that's a great reminder of his acoustic talents too! This set's no Rockit performance – and instead, it features an excellent group that includes a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lyrical masterpiece from the young Herbie Hancock – and a record that's really special for so many different reasons! First, the songs are really long and open – even more so than some of Hancock's other work – with a quality that's balanced between his soul jazz roots, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet keyboard grooves from Herbie Hancock – and a set that has him taking up some of the territory of younger players he'd inspired – like Bobby Lyle, Webster Lewis, or Rodney Franklin! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix here, including some great work on vocoder – blended in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a partially unglued bottom seam.)
A great little soul album from Herbie Hancock – but one that's often lost in the valleys between his bigger hits of the time! The record was cut in the space right before Herbie's big "Rockit" success – and it's a sweet bit of funky fusion that has a good dose of R&B in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker. Label has some pen.)
Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Herbie Hancock —
Secrets ... LP Columbia, 1976. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Soulful 70s work from Herbie Hancock – a record that tightens things up from the Headhunters and Sextant sessions, but which still retains a lot of their depth and charm! Players here including some previous partners – like Bennie Maupin on reeds and Paul Jackson on bass – plus ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some orange paint on front and light stains on back.)
Killer electric work from Herbie Hancock – right on par with his groundbreaking Headhunters set, but a bit spacier too! The album features a Headhunters-solid lineup – with Bennie Maupin on saxes, Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal sides from Herbie Hancock – amazing material recorded for Warner Brothers in the years between his time at Blue Note and his big fame at Columbia Records – all sides that definitely show Hancock as one mighty righteous cat! Herbie's really stretching past his more conventional ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Though there are a number of different LPs using the VSOP title in a few different ways, this was the first, a double album recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival, featuring Herbie leading groups that represented a number of different points in his career. The first lineup later recorded under ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful stuff – one of Kip Hanrahan's unique albums recorded for American Clave during the mid 80s, a daring blend of jazz, vocals, and influences from various Latin sources. The players on the set are as diverse as the sounds – and incluce Jack Bruce, Milton Cardona, Steve Swallow, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)
One of Rufus Harley's beautiful albums for Atlantic, and a record that shouldn't work at all – but it does, and does so wonderfully! Harley plays bagpipes throughout the album – but in a way that sounds nothing like any of the snoozy Scottish assumptions you may have about the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo Cover has light wear, some pen, and a promo sticker.)
Trombonist Herbie Harper was one of the best underground talents on the LA cool jazz scene of the 50s – and although he cut albums like this, full of tight playing and imagination, he never really got the due that he deserved. He's heard here in two groupings – one with Bud Shank on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)
Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva Quartet —
Hum Dono ... LP EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best small group sessions from trombonist Bill Harris! Features work by Ben Webster on tenor – plus Jimmy Rowles on piano, Stan Levey on drums, and Red Mitchell on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, with obi.)
Bill Harris, Joe Wilder, Bobby Jaspar, Pepper Adam —
Soul Of Jazz ... LP Savoy/World Wide, Late 50s. Very Good+ ...
A cool chapter in the Savoy Records blowing session scene of the late 50s – an unusual group with Bill Harris on trombone, Bobby Jaspar on tenor, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Eddie Costa on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Billy Ver Planck handled ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gold label pressing, with a deep groove. Cover split bottom seam.)
A nice funky soul album by Eddie – who by this point was really electrifying his sax, playing a bit of piano, and even singing in a range of different styles. The best moments are those that kind of push the envelope technique-wise – operating with a lot of different effects on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker & a promo sticker.)
Eddie Harris —
Black Sax ... LP GNP, 1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and half split top seam.)
A really fantastic album that's one of Eddie Harris' most unique albums of the 60s! The record features Eddie blowing in that lean and soulful mode that he used on his best Vee Jay albums – a bit exotic, but never meandering, with impeccable placement in all his solos, and a tone that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff from one of Eddie Harris' greatest periods! This one was cut in the late 60s – when Eddie was creating his famous electrified Varitone sound – unique among other jazz players in that it actually added a lot to Eddie's work, instead of detracted from it (as with some other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has clear tape on all seams, and some notes in pen on back.)
One of the true hit jazz albums of the 60s, and a record that's still pretty darn incredible today! Who'd have thought that a jazz recording of the theme to the film "Exodus" could have been such a hit? It was, and the way Eddie handled it forever transformed the face of jazz. Eddie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove and Bell Sound/Audio Matrix stamp.)
Often overlooked, but a nice little record from Eddie's early electric period on Atlantic! The group is a very soulful one made up of Jodie Christian on electric piano, Louis Spears on bass, Billy Hart on drums, and Felix Henry on percussion. The overall sound is more restrained than some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing electric work from the great Eddie Harris – heard here on his famous late 60s combo that also features bass from the great Melvin Jackson! The music's got all the soulful currents of Eddie's earlier work, yet also takes on a trippier vibe too – since Harris plays an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Damn great work from the amazing Eddie Harris – a record that's got a perfect blend of jazz and funk, but still holds onto more righteous elements too! Eddie's using his electric sax in a really great way – not as a gimmick at all, but as a way of linking both the soulful and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and clear tape on the top seam.)
Very cool sounds from the amazing Eddie Harris – a live set, cut at the popular Newport Jazz Festival – but one that's arguably even freakier and more freewheeling than some of Eddie's studio work for Atlantic! Eddie's horn is really plugged in for the set – a Varitone, which is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has gloss peeling on the front along the opening.)
Although Exodus to Jazz was probably the biggest album of Eddie's career, we've always been a bit more partial to this excellent LP, a terrific document of Eddie's work from his early days on the Chicago jazz scene. Featuring Eddie's good early group with Willie Pickens on piano, Jo Dorio on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer stuff – and an amazing album that not only showcases the varitone sax talents of Eddie Harris, but also features some fantastic arrangements by Chicago soul genius Charles Stepney! Harris plugs in right from the start – blowing an electric sax that comes up with some groovy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover is stained and wavy, with a promo sticker.)
No real dates or notes on the cover, but the album appears to include some of Eddie's excellent early work for the Vee Jay label – a wonderful blend of soul jazz and slightly experimental phrasing, and the kind of groundbreaking material that got Eddie noticed very early on in his career. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massive batch of funky soul jazz – the Second Movement (to the first album Swiss Movement) of the collaboration of Eddie Harris and Les McCann! The vibe here is even freer, and hipper, than on the first set – with a host of long tracks that have Les really working the Fender Rhodes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eddie Harris/Ellis Marsalis —
Homecoming ... LP Spindletop, 1985. Very Good+ ...
Longish live tracks from Gene Harris – recorded in that back-to-basics mode he struck with his more famous Concord recordings of the 80s! The sound is straight soul jazz, but the longer live tunes allow for a bit more introspection – and members of the trio here include Jimmie Smith on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet sweet keyboards from the amazing Gene Harris – one of his seminal electric sides for Blue Note in the 70s – recorded between his earliest fame in the Three Sounds, and his later return to acoustic styles in the 80s! The sound here is equal parts jazz and soul – as Gene's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gene Harris in three different periods – the past, present, and future – served up here in a record issued under Gene's name as a leader, but which still continues the vibe of the later records by the Three Sounds! Most of the work is trio material – with just Gene on acoustic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with masking tape along the seams.)
Johnny Harris Quartet featuring Art Hicks —
Feelings ... LP IFJM, 1976. Very Good+ ...
Johnny Harris plays piano – with some vocals from Art Hicks, trumpet from Fred James, bass from John Harvey, and drums from Dave Adams. LP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work from Stefon Harris – one of the boldest voices on vibes of his generation– with a sound that resonates strongly with older work by Bobby Hutcherson and Walt Dickerson! Like both of those players, Harris has a way of approaching the vibes that is freshly modern, yet also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Later work from saxophonist Wendell Harrison – cut for his own Rebirth label in the years after his better-known work on Tribe! The sound here is quite different than the early days – still quite soulful, but in a more mainstream electric mode – one that has Wendell's tenor and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rare early albums on the Detroit based Tribe label, now made legendary by the compilations on Soul Jazz and PVine. Tenor player Wendell Harrison leads a group that includes Marcus Belgrave, Charles Eubanks, and Phil Ranelin, and which features occasional poetry by the "Black ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Trumpeter Keyon Harrold starts out this album with an inspirational message from his mother taken from his voicemail – then draws from that message to create one of his most amazing albums to date! Harrold's already been part of a strong underground scene for years – but here, he's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alfred 23 Harth —
Plan Eden ... LP Creative Works (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ...
Side one features solo tenor from Alfred Harth – side two features Harth on b flat clarinet with Lindsay Cooper on bassoon and sopranino sax on a few tracks – plus a duet with John Zorn on alto and Harth on tenor, and another track with Harth and Phil Minton on voice, with Gunter Muller ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although the world always remembers Johnny Hartman best for his Impulse recordings with Coltrane, we've always dug some of his earlier stuff – like this album – because the sound's a bit rawer, and the style's got more of a kick! The magical Hartman voice is presented in two great ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam and writing in marker on back.)
Boris Hauf/Steve Heather/Martin Siewert/Christian —
Peeled Eye ... LP Shameless, 2015. Near Mint- ...
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(Yellow vinyl pressing.)
Hampton Hawes —
Four! ... LP Contemporary, 1958. Very Good ...
One of those classic Contemporary albums of LA jazz – where all the players are big names, and where the gang of them is goofing around on the front, looking happier than any New York jazzmen could ever be! Hamp's, joined by Barney Kessel, Red Mitchell, and Shelly Manne – all of whom ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous work from Coleman Hawkins – a sublime "with strings" session from the 50s, and one of Bean's greatest albums from the decade! The setting is quite different than other sets with Hawk on tenor – soft strings from Glen Osser, cascading beautifully and gently – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massive later music from Coleman Hawkins – a date that might be easy to overlook, given the unassuming package – but one that really features that newfound mix of modernism and soul that graced the later years of Hawk! The setting is a bit unusual, but that's part of the charm – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album