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Jazz — LPs

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Wild Bill Davis & Johnny HodgesIn Atlantic City ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Groovier than you might think – with cuts that include "Taffy", "LB Blues", "I'll Always Love You", and "Rockville". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland KirkArt Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk – The Atlantic Years ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice assortment of some of Roland Kirk's greatest recordings – his amazing sides for Atlantic Records, where he really developed his sense of "Black Classical Music" – and expanded his jazz leanings into a whole new realm of expression! The work on the set is beyond compare – as steeped in soul and goodwill as it is in creativity and modernism. Titles include "Here Comes The Whistleman", "Volunteered Slavery", "A Laugh For Rory", "Dance Of The Lobes", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Black Classical Rap", "The Inflated Tear", and "Afro Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly stained and wavy corners and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good+ ... $13.99
One of the first MJQ albums on Atlantic – and a bit fresher than some of their later outings, when it seemed like they were churning records out at the drop of a hat! Titles include an extended medley of standards, all given the MJQ touch – plus the drum-heavy "La Ronde", and the tracks "Baden Baden", "Bag's Groove", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove. Back cover has light aging.)
 
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✨✧ Jan Akkerman & Kaz LuxEli ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jan Akkerman did plenty of unusual projects in the 70s, and this album may well be the best of them – an outing with vocalist Kaz Lux, whose unique phrasing really helps give the music a lot of focus! Akkerman's still hanging nicely between rock, funk, and jazz – but the use of vocals means that some of his guitar lines are a bit more spacious in ways that we really love, especially when they mix in these cool cosmic passages with the MPS-like keyboards of Jasper Van't Hof. The album's hardly a straight fusion album, but it's also not really a rock one either – more like a fusion set with vocals in all the right places – on titles that include "Guardian Angel", "Tranquilizer", "Can't Fake A Good Time", "Naked Actress", "Wings Of Strings", and "Strindberg". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has a timing strip, punch-hole, old sticker residue, and some wear.)

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✨✧ Mose AllisonWord From Mose Allison ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The word from Mose is mighty darn hip – served up here in a sweet Atlantic Records session that seems to really hone into all the mod influences his music would have in the 60s! The rootsy quality of Allison's earlier records is still firmly in place – but the group also has a tighter feel that's almost more soul jazz – thanks, in part, to work from Ben Tucker on bass – in a groove that's similar to some of his own contributions to 60s jazz. Titles include a great version of "Foolkiller" – one of Mose's greatest tracks – plus "One Of These Days", "Days Like These", "Your Red Wagon", "Look Here", "I'm Not Talking", and "New Parchman". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersVirgo Vibes ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A far-reaching early gem from Roy Ayers – a set that's much more jazz-based than his later work, and a record that has him touching base with the Blue Note and Strata East sides of the jazz spectrum! The lineup here is incredibly hip – a mix of players that includes a young Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Harold Land and Joe Henderson on tenor, Jack Wilson on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass – not to mention Roy himself on some mighty great vibes! There's a surprising spiritual undercurrent to the music – pointing the way towards jazz to come in the 70s – and titles include "Glow Flower", "Ayerloom", "Virgo Vibes", and "In The Limelight" – plus an early take on Charles Tolliver's "The Ringer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label stereo pressing, with AT etch. Cover has some light aging.)

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✨✧ Dave Brubeck/Gerry Mulligan/Paul DesmondWe're All Together Again For The First Time ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Kind of a meeting of two different generations of Dave Brubeck – as the group here features Paul Desmond's alto sax, a key force in Dave's early recordings – and the baritone sax of Gerry Mulligan, a player who'd worked often with Brubeck in the late 60s and early 70s! The blend of horns is really amazing, and the live recording really moves past other obvious Brubeck modes – showing Dave's whole new conception after the breakup of the original quartet – and his willingness to open into new rhythms, and even freer modes of expression. Mulligan's baritone is wonderfully powerful – coming across here with a depth that we'd hardly have expected a few years before – and rhythm is from Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums, both players who also add to the transformation of the Brubeck groove. Titles include "Koto Song", "Unfinished Woman", "Truth", "Take Five", and "Rotterdam Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label pressing.)
Also available We're All Together Again For The First Time ... CD 8.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandJazz Is Universal ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Great early genius from the Clarke Boland Big Band – proof that Kenny and Francy were onto something great, right from the start! The album really has the group hitting the heights of their MPS years – stretching out way past earlier big band modes, into the hip mix of rhythms and soulful solos that made the ensemble unlike any other group in the 60s – a really groundbreaking approach to their music, delivered by a range of top-shelf players! Arrangements are by Boland, who also plays piano – and other group members include Benny Bailey and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpets, Derek Humble on alto sax, Carl Drewo and Zoot Sims on tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax and flute, and Ake Persson on trombone – plus rhythm from the rock-solid duo of Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include the Latin-tinged "Los Bravos", and more great originals by Boland – including "Volutes", "The Styx", "Charon's Ferry", and "Box 703 Washington DC" – plus versions of "Gloria" and "Last Train From Overbrook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label pressing with AT etch. Cover has light wear and aging, with some tears at the bottom of the back paste-on.)

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✨✧ Billy CobhamCrosswinds ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A masterful album from Billy Cobham – and maybe the best 70s record to really demonstrate the unique place he found for himself in 70s fusion! The album soars with a sound that really lives up to its cover image – but it's also not the heavy-jamming affair of some of Billy's more rockish records from the time. Instead, it's got this wonderful blend of deeper elements that really come together wonderfully – and some very strong use of reeds from Michael Brecker, trumpet from Randy Brecker, and trombone from the great Garnett Brown – all players who give the album a very rich, soulful voice. The set includes the famous sample track "Heather", a mellow cut with great electric keyboard work by George Duke – and other titles include "Crosswind", "The Pleasant Pheasant", and "Spanish Moss – A Sound Portrait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rockefeller label pressing with RI suffix.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanTwins ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key album for any fan of classic Ornette Coleman – a 1971 Atlantic release that pulled together tracks from the late 50's and early 60's that didn't make it onto Ornette's earlier records for the label! Why these tracks weren't released at the time is a mystery to all, because the material is great, and ranks with some of his best stuff – and over the years, the value of the album has grown even more within the early Ornette oeuvre – as it contains key tracks that have come to define his edgiest moments of the early 60s . The LP includes "First Take", a 17 minute earlier version of the material the ended up on Free Jazz, plus additional quartet recordings with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell – on titles that include "Check Up", "Little Symphony", and the wonderful "Joy Of A Toy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label pressing with RI suffix. Cover has light wear and aging, with a bit of gloss peel at the top right corner.)
Also available Twins ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneColtrane Legacy – Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great complement to the classic Atlantic albums by Coltrane – material recorded during the same stretch, but never issued at the time! The 1970 set features some undiscovered gems recorded with groups that include Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, and McCoy Tyner – and titles include "Centerpiece", "Stairway To The Stars", "Blues Legacy", "26-2", "To Her Ladyship", and "Untitled Original". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label pressing with CTH suffix. Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- ... $79.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s green and red Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has minimal wear, with a small sticker and original year of release written in pen in back.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneMy Favorite Things ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Wonderful wonderful wonderful work from the legendary John Coltrane – and even though it's probably one of his best-selling albums of all time, it's still a treasure – and has an essential place in just about any jazz collection! We've heard the original title version of "My Favorite Things" a million times – but it still blows our mind the way Coltrane hits this incredibly soulful modal groove, twisting and turning on soprano sax, always keeping things interesting, so that we're surprised that the cut's 13 minutes have gone by so quickly! The rest of the record's equally great – and the 3 other long cuts are "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Summertime" and "But Not for Me". As great today as when it was cut, and still one of Coltrane's most revelatory albums! With McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s green and red Rockefeller label pressing with PR suffix. Cover has minimal wear, with a small sticker and original year of release written in pen in back.)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorJazz Date With Chris Connor ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They got the "jazz date" right in the title on this one – as Chris Connor works here with some exceptional small combo backing – all in a mode that almost takes her back to the earliest sound of her first few records on Bethlehem! Ralph Sharon's the maestro here – handling all the arrangements for a few small combos with players who include Oscar Pettiford on bass, Sam Most on flute, Eddie Costa on vibes, Joe Puma on guitar, and Lucky Thompson and Al Cohn on tenor – all modern-minded players who turn out to be a really great fit for Connor on the date. A few numbers even feature added Latin percussion from Mongo Santamaria – and titles include "All I Need Is You", "Driftwood", "Fancy Free", "It Only Happens When I Dance With You", and "Lonely Town". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – P-4567A)

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✨✧ Chick Corea/Herbie Hancock/Keith Jarrett/McCoy TynerChick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Includes "Margot", "Love No 1", "Tones For Joan's Bones", "This Is New", Lazy Bird", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Einbahnstrasse" & "Doom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Hank CrawfordBest Of Hank Crawford ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A collection of 60s recordings for Atlantic, with sidemen that include David Newman, Bernard Purdie, Ron Carter, Pepper Adams, and Eric Gale. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, cutout notch, half split spine, a name in marker on both sides, and some notes on back.)

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Hank CrawfordDig These Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $6.99
Hank kicks back and blows soulfully – working in a variety of groups with hip players that include Wendell Harrison, Ali Mohammed, Wilbur Brown, and Leroy Cooper. The overall sound is similar to Crawford's other work on Atlantic – nothing too challenging, but in a soulful mode that's always pretty tight. Titles include "New Blues", "Hollywood Blues", "These Tears", "HC Blues", and "The Crazy Saloon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, smudges in front, a faded name in marker at the bottom, and some small stains and a name in marker in back.)

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Hank CrawfordDouble Cross ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Hank's blowing it in that stock soulful style he used with Ray Charles – over slightly larger arrangements that feature players like Wendell Harrison, David Newman, Melvin Latiste, and Carl Lynch. Jack McDuff plays piano on "In The Heat Of The Night", and other tracks include "Glue Fingers", "Jimmy Mack", "Double Cross", and "Mud Island Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label CSG stereo promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Hank CrawfordSoul Of The Ballad ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Hank Crawford takes a decidedly mellower approach on this set – working with warm and wonderful arrangements by Marty Paich, in a series of soulful readings of familiar ballads and love songs – all of which come out in a dreamy late night mode! There's still a fair bit of Ray Charles soul in the set overall – no surprise, considering Hank's roots in Charles band – and it's almost a Charles-like sound that Paich seems to be conjuring for the set – slightly bluesy undercurrents, which offer Hank some great space to voice his own solos on the alto sax. Titles include "Sweet Slumber", "Blueberry Hill", "Stormy Weather", "Any Time", "Whispering Grass", and "Have A Good Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo red and green label pressing with AT etch. Cover has tape on the top seam, a name in marker, some splitting on the bottom seam, and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Wilbur De ParisWilbur De Paris At Symphony Hall ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Wilbur DeParis may be working at Symphony Hall in Boston, but the sound here is pure New Orleans jazz all the way through – played in a tight small combo setting that features Wilbur on both slide and valve trombone, alongside Sidney DeParis on cornet, Omer Simeon on clarinet, Sonny White on piano, and Bennie Moten on bass! The hall gives a nicely echoey feel to the performance – almost an audio quality that's more vintage than the date of the recording – although all players come through with great clarity overall. Drummer Wilbert Kirk also plays a bit of harmonica – and titles include "Banjoker", "Sister Kate", "Cielito Lindo", "Farewell Blues", and "Juba Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging but is solid overall.)

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✨✧ Wilbur De ParisWilbur De Paris Plays Cole Porter ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Wilbur DeParis on trombone, Sidney DeParis on cornet, Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Omer Simeon on clarinet, Sonny White on piano, Lee Blair on banjo, Hayes Alvis and Bennie Moten on bass, and Wilbert Kirk on drums and harmonica. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Both labels have small pieces of tape at the sides. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Klaus DoldingerDoldinger Jubilee (German pressing – 3LP set) ... LP
Atlantic (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 3LP Gatefold ... $13.99
A German version of this album – much bigger than the US one, and with a lot more work! The set features some killer Doldinger material from the 60s – including some of his sweet soul jazz sides for Liberty Records, work with the Paul Nero group, a few Motherhood tracks, and even some trad tunes too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and extensive gloss peel at the corners.)

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Don EllisLive At Montreux ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Live orchestral recording from Montreux – 6 tracks with titles including "Open Wide", "Loneliness", "Future Feature", "Go-No-Go", "Sporting Dance" and "Niner Two". Don Ellis plays the quartertone trumpet, Firebird trumpet, flugelhorn, and the Superbone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerLive At The Half Note ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from the legendary Art Farmer – sounds from a time when the trumpeter was really coming into his own, and finding a way to carve out a special space for himself in modern jazz! The sounds here are fresh, but never overstated – blown with that compact mode that makes Farmer's phrasing so distinct, and set up here with a perfect quartet that features Jim Hall on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Walter Perkins on drums. All players are masters of understatement – and the band is sort of a perfect extension of some of Jimmy Guiffre's earlier work on Atlantic with Hall – as they've perfected a simple style that leaves the instrumental solos floating in air, interacting with each other in subtle complex ways that never cease to amaze. Tracks are longer than on some of the studio albums by the group – and titles include "Swing Spring", "I Want To Be Happy", and "What's New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label mono pressing. Cover has a tiny punch-hole, but this is a nice copy! Includes Atlantic catalog inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Slide HamptonJazz With A Twist ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A firey stormer from the great Slide Hampton! The album's one of his few early sides for Atlantic – and like the others, it's a groundbreaking batch of larger group material, with slide out front on trombone, and the rest of the ensemble vamping along like a tight Blue Note combo. Players are excellent – and include George Coleman on tenor, Horace Parlan on piano, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, and Ray Barretto on drums – and Slide makes them come together so tightly, you'd think they were working together every night of the week! Titles include "The Barbarians", "Strollin", "The Jazz Twist", "Red Top", "Slide Slid", and "Day In Day Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Includes the Atlantic inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, small sticker remnants, and initials in pen in back.)

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Slide HamptonSister Salvation ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of Slide Hampton's first albums – and a massively hard-wailing set that will make any doubters sit up and take notice! The set really packs a punch – as Slide leads a hip group that features Freddie Hubbard, Richard Williams, Bernard McKinney, and George Coleman through some tightly woven arrangements that manage to swing with the grace of small combo work, yet wail with the intensity of a big band. Great solos pop out all over the set – and there's a soul jazz groove that makes the album sound like a classic Prestige session. Titles include "Asseveration", "Hi Fly", "Sister Salvation", and "A Little Night Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s green and blue label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a small split in the bottom seam and two ink stamps on the back.)

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Eddie Harris & Les McCannSecond Movement ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good- ... $1.99
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 into some great grooves, as Eddie blows along some mean, mad Varitone with equal charm! Players include Bernard Purdie, Buck Clarke, and Cornell Dupree – and titles include "Saima", "Carry On Brother", "Universal Prisoner", and the brilliant sample cut "Shorty Rides Again"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has light aging on the back.)

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Coleman Hawkins & Frank WessCommodore Years – The Tenor Sax ... LP
Atlantic, 1940/1943/1950. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A collection of recordings done for the Commodore label, with sides from Coleman Hawkins with The Chocolate Dandies and Leonard Feather's All Stars, and Frank Wess with his quintet and sextet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Milt JacksonBallads & Blues ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
The title says it all with this one – as Milt Jackson plays a set of ballads, and a set of blues – but both in ways that really make the best of his warmly chromatic approach to the vibes! The players here vary on different tracks, but apart from MJQ regular John Lewis, the album also presents Jackson with some less-familiar associates who include Barney Kessel on guitar, Lucky Thompson on tenor, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. A few tracks on the album also feature an augmented woodwind section – and titles include "Bright Blues", "Hello", "They Didn't Believe Me", "The Song Is Ended", "So In Love", and "Gerry's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple pinwheel label pressing with AT etch. Cover is nice.)

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✨✧ Milt JacksonBe Bop ... LP
Atlantic/East West, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A surprisingly great record from Milt Jackson – and we're saying that after being plenty darn suspicious about a record titled Be Bop recorded in the late 80s! The set has Jackson returning to the sound of his earliest roots – the boppish material he first cut for Blue Note as a leader in the early 50s, before rising to greater fame in the Modern Jazz Quartet, and later on as a strong solo artist in his own right. The recording is modern, but the feel is pretty darn right – better recorded than the old days, but played in a style that's quite faithful to the roots by a group that features Milt on vibes, Jon Faddis on trumpet, JJ Johnson on trombone, Jimmy Heath on tenor, and Cedar Walton on piano. Titles include "Now's The Time", "Au Privave", "Good Bait", "Woody N You", "Birk's Works", and "Salt Peanuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker along the opening in back.)

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Milt JacksonPlenty, Plenty Soul (Jazzlore) ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Plenty plenty soul here – as Milt Jackson's moving away from the Modern Jazz Quartet, and working with a great group of players that really expand his sound! The session's a bit like some of Milt's soul jazz work for Riverside and other labels – in that it's got rhythms, timings, and solos that all are much more gutbuckety than you'd expect from the other side of his career – a real nod towards the nascent soul jazz sound in the late 50s, served up with lots of undercurrents from R&B and gospel in the mix. Side one features players that include Ronnie Peters on alto sax, Frank Foster on tenor, and Sahib Shihab on baritone – plus Horace Silver on piano – and Silver makes a return appearance on side two, alongside a group that includes Lucky Thompson on tenor and Joe Newman on trumpet. Titles include "Plenty, Plenty Soul", "Boogity Boogity", "Heartstrings", "Sermonette", "The Spirit Feel", "Ignunt Oil", and "Blues At Twilight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Ray CharlesSoul Brothers ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not a vocal session from Ray Charles, but instead a set that showcases his great abilities in jazz – a side of Charles' talents that Atlantic was focusing on a bit more at the end of the 50s! The record's a collaboration with vibist Milt Jackson, who's nicely more loose and gritty here than in the company of the Modern Jazz Quartet – and in addition to piano, Ray also plays a bit of alto sax too – which comes as a nice surprise! Other players include the great Billy Mitchell on tenor sax, Skeeter Best on guitar, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – and titles include "Blue Funk", "Cosmic Ray", "Soul Brothers", and "How Long Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging.)
Also available Soul Brothers (mono pressing) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Keith JarrettEl Juicio (The Judgement) ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wild and wonderful work by Keith Jarrett – light years away from his records on ECM! The album features a quartet that includes Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – but it's clearly Keith who's driving the bus here, taking lots of odd twists and turns for playful moments that come as an unexpected surprise. One of the best of these is the short percussion track "Pre Judgement Atmosphere", which almost sounds like a Moondog number – and another is the rollingly funky "Gypsy Moth", a tune that always seems to be careening out of control, but is never "outside", just percussively grooving. Side two features two longer jamming tracks that almost have a loft jazz feel – "El Juicio" and "Piece For Ornette" – and Keith plays alone on the track "Pardon My Rags". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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✨✧ Dick KatzPiano & Pen ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the few full albums recorded by 50s pianist Dick Katz – and a record that's awash with some of the best modernist touches and playfulness that he brought to his work for other artists! As you'd guess from the title, the album's got a focus on the compositions and piano work of Katz – played by a small combo that features Chuck Wayne or Jimmy Raney on guitar, plus bass by Joe Benjamin and drums by Connie Kay. Katz's piano shines the most on his own tunes on the set – tracks that are as compelling as their titles – "Timonium", "Aurora", "Dialogue No 1", and "Round Trip" – but also makes new magic out of other compositions like "Afternoon In Paris", "Glad To Be Unhappy", and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi – AMJY 1314 – in beautiful shape!)

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Robin KenyattaStompin' At The Savoy ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Sealed ... $7.99
A great blend of older jazz styles and the sweet 70s funk of Robin Kenyatta – served up with a hip sort of sparkle overall! There's a few familiar jazz modes in here that definitely live up to the spirit of the title – but most of the record is more open, laidback, and somewhat spiritual – thanks to help from a hip lineup that includes Billy Harper on tenor sax, Dwight Brewster and Larry Willis on electric piano, Winston Wright on organ, Lew Soloff on trumpet, and Jimmy Knepper on trombone! Some of the best tracks here are surprisingly open and earthy – almost pointing back towards Kenyatta's Until album, but a bit more inside – and other cuts have a warmer sort of 70s glow, more in the mode that Robin was hitting on other Atlantic albums of the time. Titles include "The Need To Smile", "Mellow In The Park", "Jessica", "River Boat", "Two Bass Blues", and "Smooth Sailing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch and Factory Sealed sticker.)
Also available Stompin' At The Savoy ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland KirkNatural Black Inventions: Root Strata ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally amazing album – and one of the clearest examples of Roland Kirk's genius approach to reeds! The set's essentially solo, and features Kirk playing without any tape tricks or overdubbing – but still at a level that has multiple saxophones layered on top of one another – thanks to his creative approach to playing more than one instrument at once, and groundbreaking use of circular breathing! The record has these fantastic throbbing pulsating reed lines –with one horn blowing rhythm, and one playing an adventurous solo – and both being blown live a the same time, in a style that's still very soulful and swinging overall – and amazingly done without any sense of overindulgence. Tracks include "Black Root", "Raped Voices", "Day Dream", and "Something For Trane That Trane Could Have Said". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Vinyl has a slight warp and plays with some faint crackle. Cover has unglued seams, bent with tape remnants at the top, and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Rahsaan Roland KirkPrepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of Rahsaan Roland Kirk's last truly fantastic albums – a set that still has all the amazingly messed-up qualities of his best late 60s work – delivered with the honest heart and sense of soul that always make us love his music! The set was recorded for Atlantic in the early 70s, and it's got a wonderful mix of inside and outside playing – a bit more Kirk-unleased overall than some of the more focused experiments of previous records – filled with lots of personality, incredible reed work, and a sound that's spiritual, yet also deeply individual too! Rahsaan plays flute, notes flute, black mystery pipes, E flat sax, and clarinet – and other musicians include Charles McGhee on trumpet, Dick Griffin on trombone, Ron Burton on piano, and Sonny Brown and Ralph MacDonald on percussion – plus a hip string ensemble on some cuts – definitely giving the album a touch of the "Black Classical Music" style that Kirk always claimed was at the root of his work. Side two features the extended "Saxophone Concerto", which has some cool breathing tricks that really let Roland wail – and other tracks include "Celestial Bliss", "One Mind Winter/Summer", and "Ninth Ghost", all of which have a nice dose of spirituality. LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefComplete Yusef Lateef ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soulful late 60s outing for Brother Yusef – one of his first, and one of his best, albums for Atlantic! Despite the misleading title, this isn't really the "complete" Yusef Lateef (it would have to be a 50 LP set for that!) – but the record is a nice slice of Yusef's playing from the late 60's, a record that shows him tightening things up a bit, and adding a bit of a soul jazz touch – but still keeping some of the jazz exotic roots of earlier recordings. The group includes Roy Brooks on drums, Cecil McBee on bass, and Hugh Lawson on piano – all Detroiters who have a keen sense of Lateef's style and poise on material like this! Titles include "Kongsberg", "See Line Woman", "Brother", and "You're Somewhere Thinking Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a creased corner.)

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✨✧ John LewisJohn Lewis Piano ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the strongest sessions recorded by pianist John Lewis in the 50s – a date that shows depths of his talents that run even greater than his work with the Modern Jazz Quartet, quite possibly because is work on piano is at the forefront of the record throughout! There's a sense of darkness here that really fits the image on the cover – a style that's stated clearly on piano lines that are often as spacious as they are gentle, but which also have a moodier undercurrent below, thanks to Lewis' careful choice of keys and notes. The backing is often quite spare – Lewis sometimes plays just with Connie Kay's drums, or the guitar of either Jim Hall or Barry Galbraith – and at its fullest, the record features 2 trio numbers with the bass of Percy Heath and drums of Connie Kay. Tracks are lyrically and thoughtfully composed – and titles include "Two Lyric Pieces", "Harlequin", "D&E", "Little Girl Blue", and "Warmeland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has small trace of a price sticker, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ John LewisWonderful World Of Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the best early albums cut by John Lewis as a leader – a set that's a fair bit different than John's work with the Modern Jazz Quartet – thanks to strong guest appearances from players who include Paul Gonsalves and Benny Golson on tenor sax, Eric Dolphy on alto, Jim Hall on guitar, and Herb Pomeroy on trumpet. Most of the tracks are a great mix of the mellow, introspective Lewis approach with some of the freer, more relaxed styles of the soloists – an approach that's slightly third stream, but which also has some of the great sounds and tones that Lewis forged on his Afternoon In Paris album with Sacha Distel. Titles include great versions of "Body & Soul" and "Afternoon In Paris", plus Lewis' classic "2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West", as well as "I Should Care" and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing – in a beautiful high gloss cover!)

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John Lewis & Albert Mangelsdorff/Zagreb Jazz QuartAnimal Dance ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... $34.99
One of the hippest albums that John Lewis ever recorded – and a set that's noteworthy for the presence of two European modernists! Most of the record features Lewis in a wonderful group with trobmonist Albert Mangelsdorff – who gets plenty of space here to play in his stepping, stuttering style – one of the more angular approaches to trombone in the 60s, and a nice contrast to the piano of Lewis. The group shared by both features Karl Theodor Geier on bass and Silvije Glojarnic on drums – and titles include "Animal Dance", "Set Em Up", "Monday In Milan", and "Why Are You Blue". But possibly even better than these sides is the album's one track by the amazing Zagreb Jazz Quartet – a group that features Bosko Petrovic on vibes, in a style that's somewhat inspired by the MJQ, but a fair bit darker too! The group play the wonderful "Ornaments" – awash in blue tones and richly chromatic vibes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover is nice.)

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Charles LloydForest Flower ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A famous album – and for good reason too! The set's something of a landmark in spiritual jazz from the 60s – and it features a classic live performance from Charles Lloyd, recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival – almost as a distillation and popularization of ideas that were brewing in the music of John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, and others! The group here features a young Keith Jarrett on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all flowing magnificently with Lloyd's work on tenor and flute – in an open-ended groove that draws on modal rhythms for inspiration, and which features solos that stretch out, but never go "outside"! The classic performances of "Forest Flower" takes up all of side one – with a dreamy drifting quality that has Jarrett at his best – and side two features a version of his "Sorcery", plus McBee's "Song Of Her", and a version of "East Of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Labels have initials in marker. Vinyl plays with surface noise and some crackle. Cover has ring and edge wear, minor stains, and some writing in pen inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannAstral Island ... LP
Atlantic, 1983. Sealed ... $6.99
More synthesizer and more of the spacier feel you'd expect from the title – handled in an early 80s synth jazz mode. With Lou Volpe on guitar, Frank Gravis on bass an bass synthesizer, Buddy Williams on drums and percussion, Kinny Landrum on Prophet 5 and Roland vocoder, and Tom Malone on trombone. Titles include "Capim", "Feel It All Over", "Push", "More You", "Nueba", and "Astral Island". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannHerbie Mann At The Village Gate ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $11.99
Herbie Mann's at the Village Gate – really wailing away in a set of extended numbers that not only set a whole new standard for live recording in jazz, but which also pushed forward the role of the flute in the music as well! There's a heck of a lot of soul in the grooves here – served up by a totally cooking rhythm section that includes basses from Ben Tucker and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, percussion from Chief Bey and Ray Mantilla, and drums from Rudy Collins – plus some especially great work on vibes from Haygood Hardy, sounding beautifully chromatic underneath Herbie's sharp-edged work on flute! The set features a key reading of "Comin Home Baby" that runs for over 8 minutes long – plus great long versions of "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Herbie MannHold On, I'm Comin' ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Great early 70s work from Herbie Mann! By this point in his career, Herbie must have had a fleet of cars, a harem of ladies, and a golden flute. You can hear his success in the live material that makes up the album – recorded before very enthusiastic audiences at the New York and Montreux festivals in 1972. Who'd have thought jazz flute could go so far? All tracks are long and pretty darn lively – and Herbie's group still includes Sonny Sharrock on guitar, plus the groovy Pat Rebillot on piano, and David Newman on tenor and 2nd flute. Titles include "Soul Beat Momma", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Respect Yourself", "Memphis Underground", and "Hold On, I'm Coming". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, mostly intact, with a light bend and a small tear.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannLatin Fever ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Herbie Mann's got Latin fever – and it makes for one heck of a great 60s album! The vibe here is more bossa nova than the New York Latin of the time – but that's OK with us, because Mann's flute is perfect in the setting – and really sparkles here on the album's tracks that were partially recorded in Brazil! Mann's got a way of putting a nice sort of punch into bossa – using his sharp flute lines in ways you'd never hear a Brazilian player use at the time – and titles include the bossa numbers "Nana", "Groovy Samba", "Influencia De Jazz", and "Batida Differente" – plus "Fever", "The Golden Striker", and "Now Now – Later On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label stereo pressing. Vinyl has small cosmetic marks on Side One. Cover has some gloss separation at the spine and a bumped corner.)

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Herbie MannRight Now ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Another great groover from Herbie's Latin days! The band has a very unusual modal sound, with Herbie's flute next to vibes by Hagood Hardy, guitar by Billy Bean, and percussion by Willie Bobo & Patato Valdes. Includes a nice version of "O Barquino", plus the cuts "Cool Heat", "Free For All", "Meditation", and "Challil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, a bit of gloss separation, and a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannSuper Mann ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful 70s set from Herbie Mann – and one that features some heavy help from P&P maestro Patrick Adams! The album's more of an Adams-directed affair than the usual Herbie set – as Adams produced and arranged all the tracks, and really takes Mann in the direction of a hip late 70s dancefloor! Rhythms are upbeat and lively – the best side of 70s disco – and there's still plenty of room for Herbie's flute to solo over the top, even though the cuts also feature added keyboards from Adams and Leroy Burgess, plus some occasional vocal choruses as well. Titles include a remake of Celi Bee's "Superman", plus "Etagui", "Jisco Dazz", "Django", "Body Oil", "Rock Freak", and "Stomp Your Feet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut-out notch and some spine wear.)

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Herbie MannWindows Opened ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $11.99
Herbie Mann's opening plenty of windows with this one – and plenty of doors too – really letting some new influences come to his music, thanks to the presence of Sonny Sharrock on guitar and Roy Ayers on vibes! The album's one of Herbie's wildest from the 60s – and the mix of vibes, flute, and guitar is very very nice – a great blend that really gives a strong showcase to both younger players. Ayers' vibes are especially wonderful – similar to his own soulful Atlantic albums of the period – and Sharrock's guitar isn't as crazy as in later years, but has this sharp edge that's really different than usual for most of his jazz contemporaries. The album features great covers of "There Is A Mountain" and "If I Were A Carpenter" – plus surprisingly bold tunes that include Wayne Shorter's "Footprints", Charles Tolliver's "Paper Man", and Ayers' own "Windows Opened". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)

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Herbie Mann & Joao GilbertoHerbie Mann & Joao Gilberto With Antonio Carlos Jobim ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $14.99
A great little record, and one that might be thought of best as a "Herbie Mann Plus" record – rather than a duet between the artists on the cover! Half the set features the American release of some great Joao Gilberto material from the early years in Brazil, with arrangements from Antonio Carlos Jobim – and the other half features excellent alto and flute solos from Mann, set to some sweet bossa backings by Jobim – with some additional guitar from a young Baden Powell! Given the Jobim arrangements on both sets of material, there's a great unified feel to the whole thing – and Herbie cuts include "Amor Em Paz", "Insensatez", "Consolacao", "Deve Ser Amor", and "One Note Samba" – which has a vocal by Jobim. Gilberto cuts include "Rosa Morena", "Samba Da Minha Terra", "Bim Bom", and "Desafinado". (Brazil, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and blue label stereo pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit during "Deve Ser Amor".)

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Herbie Mann & Tamiko JonesMann & A Woman ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A really unique collaboration between fluteman Herbie Mann and soul singer Tamiko Jones – a vocalist who's always a really special talent, and who has an equally great ear for jazz as well! That style works perfectly here – as the vibe is somewhere between Herbie's Latin and Brazilian-styled sets for Atlantic, and some of the groovier jazz of the 60s – particularly the styles influenced by hip soundtracks of the time. Arrangements are very fresh, and even make familiar tunes pop nicely – thanks to work on the charts from Joe Zawinul, Melba Liston, and Jimmy Wisner. But the really special talent here is Tamiko – who sometimes sings lyrics, sometimes works wordlessly in a really cool mode – on titles that include "A Man & A Woman", "O Barquinho", "It's Time That You Settled Down", "Sidewinder", "Day Tripper", "Sunny", and "How Insensitive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo! Cover has light wear and aging, with a sticker spot and some marker on front, and a bent corner at the back paste-on.)

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Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans TrioNirvana ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good+ ... $33.99
A sweet set of tracks that goes way beyond the usual Herbie Mann album! Herbie's playing with Bill Evans' trio that included Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums – and the group's got a nice groove that, while not exactly modal, still hits a nice open-ended stretch that works well with Mann's flute – and creates some great exotic-tinged sounds! In a way, the whole album sounds a bit like some sort of 70's soul jazz flute album – nice and airy, a little bit righteous, and very different for both Evans and Mann – and tracks include "Nirvana", "Cashmere", "Gymnopedie", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and green label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Arif MardinJourney ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good ... $9.99
A wicked little solo set from one of Atlantic Records' hippest talents in the 70s! Arif Mardin's best known for his work supporting some of Atlantic's best soul starts – Aretha Franklin most famously, and a host of others – but here, he steps out as a maestro on his own – working in a great space that's somewhere between blacksploitation funk and electric jazz – all with a groove that's totally great! Mardin's wonderful sense of space and timing come even more to the forefront here than on his records with singers – and he does an amazing job of bringing the players together with the tightness of a soul session, but the freedom of expression of a jazz date. Musicians include Joe Farrell on soprano sax, Seldon Powell on tenor, Richard Tee and Pat Rebillot on electric piano, Gary Burton on vibes, and Hubert Laws on flute. Urszula Dudziak makes a few appearances on voice – dropping in some wordless elements to the tunes – and drums are heavy throughout, played by either Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, or Grady Tate. Titles include "Dark Alleys", "Love On A Rainy Afternoon", "A Sunday Afternoon Feeling", "Strollin", "Journey", "Flight", and "Forms". (Soul, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a DJ copy promo sticker, promo notch, and light staining with a peel at the bottom corner.)

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✨✧ Les McCannLayers ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
This might well be the best album that Les McCann ever cut during the 70s! It's got some killer electric piano riffs, of the sort that are being sampled heavily today by the kids, and which are getting his music to a whole new af generation. The tracks have a tight spacey funk sound, and they don't have any of the vocals that (we feel) can often get in the way of some of Les' later works! Loads of great tracks, including "The Harlem Buck Dance Strut" and "Dunbar High School Marching Band", both of which are nice and sexy and funky, and with a cool dope sound to them! Other tracks include "Before I Rest", "Soaring (At Sunset)", and "Sometimes I Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian stereo pressing in a Unipak cover. Cover is slightly wavy, with surface wear, minor stains, and a faded name in pen in front.)

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✨✧ Les McCannMuch Les ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy set of late 60s soul jazz piano tunes – played by Les McCann in a swinging style that pre-dates his 70s funk work – and which also features him playing in a strictly instrumental setting! The core of the material is by Les' trio with Leroy Vinnegar on bass – but most tracks feature an expanded sound, either by adding Willie Bobo and Victor Pantoja on Latin percussion, or by backing the group with off-beat arrangements by the great William Fischer, whose talents had graced some of the best Atlantic jazz albums at the time! Titles include "Burnin Coal", "Doin That Thing", "Roberta", and a groovy version of "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Broadway label pressing. Cover has light aging.)

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Les McCannRiver High, River Low ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Near Mint- ... $6.99
More of a soul album than a jazz album – and a stripped-down mellow set that has Les singing and playing keyboards with a quartet that includes Miroslaw Kudykowski on guitar. Cuts include "Everywhere I Go, People Ask Me a Question", "Woman, Come Home", "I've Been Thinking About My Problems", and "You Little Cheat". Also includes the cut "I'm A Liberated Woman", which features Paul Humphrey on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and promo sticker.)

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✨✧ Les McCann & Eddie HarrisSwiss Movement ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The extremely successful union of two of Atlantic's biggest funky jazz stars, caught live in Switzerland, with the amazing Benny Bailey sitting in on trumpet. The tracks are long and funky, and are virtually a blueprint for pop soul jazz playing of the time – mixing slinky rhythms with some breakout solos that show that all players are still deeply committed to a strong jazz sound. Titles include "Cold Duck Time", "The Generation Gap", "Kathleen's Theme", and their great version of "Compared To What", with the famous vocal by Les that made the track a soul jazz vocal hit! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller pressing. Cover has a tiny notch on the front, and aging on the back, but is nice overall.)

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Jack McDuffDo It Now! ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Tight funky instrumentals from Brother Jack McDuff – an Atlantic groover that's probably closer to his late 60s gems for Cadet Records than it is his earlier work for Prestige! The solos are shorter, but they're packed nicely around the rhythms – played by a combo that features a young Melvin Sparks on some mighty nice guitar – plus Leo Johnson on tenor and Ray Appleton on drums! The groove is tight and choppy, with little bits of funk, and McDuff's usual sense of humor and warmth – and for the record, Jack wrote loads of original tracks, including "Mush Melon", "Snap Back Jack", "Strolling Blues", and "Do It Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and green label pressing – record and cover are nice! Cover has a small cutout hole, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Carmen McRaePortrait Of Carmen ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $2.99
An excellent album from Carmen McRae – one of her hippest records ever, and a great set of vocal gems that often gets overlooked! Arrangements are by Benny Carter, Shorty Rogers, and Oliver Nelson – and the album's got a swinging groovy style that pushes Carmen past her straighter jazz vocal roots – into some hiply sophisticated territory that really shows her growing as a singer in the 60s. The album kicks off with an amazing reading of Tommy Wolf's "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", done by Carmen in a way that makes you know she owns the song – and then it moves through a compelling blend of compositions that includes "My Very Own Person", "Ask Any Woman", "Boy, Do I Have A Surprise For You", and "Elusive Butterfly". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and a name in marker.)

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Jay McShannBig Apple Bash ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good ... $2.99
A much groovier record than you might expect – hardly the older-styled jazz session normally associated with Jay McShann, and more of a wide-ranging session that brings in some great contemporary touches! The album's something of a celebration for Jay – and it features wonderful guest work from players who include Gerry Mulligan on baritone and soprano sax, Herbie Mann on flute and tenor sax, John Scofield on guitar, Doc Cheatham on trumpet, and Eddie Gomez on bass. A few tunes have an older Kansas City sort of swing, but others have a vamping groove that's really great – and these numbers really stand out in the set with some great solo moments. Titles include "Crazy Legs & Friday Strut", "Blue Feeling", "Jumpin The Blues", "Dickie's Dream", and "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker, hype sticker, promo stamp, light wear, and a name in marker.)
Also available Big Apple Bash ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Jay McShannLast Of The Blue Devils ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
A great late date from the Kansas City pianist who first gave Charlie Parker his start – working here with Buddy Tate and Paul Quinichette on tenors, and Joe Newman on trumpet – plus the younger addition of John Scofield on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a name in marker, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Sergio MendesSwinger From Rio ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sergio Mendes is definitely a swinger – especially on this jazz-based session that was recorded before his famous work with Brasil 66! This album was recorded in New York, at a time when Mendes was one of the hottest things brewing in the bossa scene in Brazil – and apart from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim on guitar, many of the other players are American jazz musicians – including Art Farmer on flugelhorn, Phil Woods on alto sax, and Hubert Laws on flute – all adding in some nice jazzy elements to the tunes! The music is all instrumental, and a great mix of jazz and bossa that really lets you hear the young Sergio's skills on piano. Titles include "Maria Moita", "Sambinha Bossa Nova", "The Dreamer", "Primavera", "Favela", and "Pau Brazil". (Brazil, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label stereo pressing. Cover has minimal wear and a small index label in back.)
Also available Swinger From Rio ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charles Mingus at Carnegie Hall – but playing here with relaxed and intimate feel that's not what you might expect from the staid setting! The album features 2 long tracks – both done in more of a jam session mode than any other Charles Mingus recordings we can think of. Both numbers are Ellington classics – "C Jam Blues" and "Perdido" – showcasing Mingus' late fascination with the Duke, but in a way that still preserves all of the modern inventions of his own earlier work. As on much of the best Mingus albums from the time, there's a real focus on the strengths of the soloists here – players who include Roland Kirk on tenor and stritch, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Jon Faddis on trumpet, John Handy on alto and tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, and Don Pullen on piano – all of whom really play with some sharp edges and bold notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Rockefeller label pressing without Warner text. Cover has a cutout hole, some ring and edge wear, and a center split in the bottom seam.)
Also available Mingus At Carnegie Hall (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Modern Jazz QuartetFontessa ... LP
Atlantic, 1956. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A classic set of high-class jazz from the MJQ – one that shows John Lewis' growing compositional skills, and the band's always tight ability to work in a compressed chamber format. Features the extended "Fontessa" suite, plus the tracks "Versailles", "Angel Eyes", "Bluesology", and "Woodyn You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetLast Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match. Milt Jackson's vibes are chromatically aligned in this amazing way with the piano of John Lewis – and somehow the live recording seems to bring out even more tones in the bass of Percy Heath, who feels an even stronger presence here than usual. Connie Kay's work on drums are a masterpiece of percussive understatement – and titles include "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Summertime", "The Cylinder", "Blues In A Minor", and "One Never Knows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet & Laurindo AlmeidaCollaboration ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Moody vibes and light guitar – a wonderful meeting of two unique talents – the third stream jazz of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and the introspective guitar of Laurindo Almeida! The session blends together a host of different influences – from classical guitar to bossa nova to modern jazz – all with the light and spacious touches of the MJQ at their best, recorded with some really warm brilliance that makes the whole set sparkle! Titles include "Foi A Saudade", "One Note Samba", "Fugue In A Minor", "Silver", "Trieste", and "Concierto De Arajunez". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red and purple label pressing with AT etch.)

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PassportLooking Thru ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A cosmic leap forward for Passport – a record that's even more keyboard-heavy than some of the group's earlier work, and which stretches out in a spacey sound that's very much in keeping with the cover! The keys here are handled by (yet again) another new player in the group – Kristian Schulze on Fender Rhodes and organ, who seems to play with a tone and a ringing clarity that's a great counterpart to Klaus Doldinger's rich tones on tenor and soprano sax – brighter than before somehow, and with a focused groove that only further intensifies the sound the group explored on their first few records. Titles include "Eternal Spiral", "Rockport", "Looking Thru", "Tarantula", "Ready For Takeoff", and "Things To Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(US Atco pressing.)

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✨✧ Jean Luc PontyCivilized Evil ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
With Joaquin Lievano on guitar, Chris Rhyne on keyboards, Randy Jackosn on bass, and Mark Craney on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some surface wear, small peel on the bottom – but this comes with a glossy 5x7 promo photo and a 2 page bio!)

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✨✧ Jean Luc PontyEnigmatic Ocean ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Features Alan Holdsworth on electric guitar, Daryl Stuermer on electric guitar, Ralphe Armstrong on bass, Alan Zavod on orgain and synthesizer and Steve Smith on Drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on the top seam and some light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Jean Luc PontyImaginary Voyage ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
With Daryl Stuermer on guitar, Allan Zavod on keyboards and piano, Tom Fowler on bass, and Mark Craney on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and large letters in marker.)

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✨✧ Pat RebillotFree Fall ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A really great little album from keyboardist Pat Rebillot – a player you might know from other 70s records with Herbie Mann, and a few other jazz artists – stepping out here as one of his few times as a leader! Pat really makes great use of the space to show off his own thing – soaring to the skies on keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, mellotron, Yamaha grand, and plenty of synthesizers – the last of which are used to bring in some cool cosmic touches – a bit like Pat Gleeson was doing around the same time! Herbie Mann produced, and the album's got a spacious sound that makes for some real CTI-like moments – with a group that features Tony Levin on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, and Sam Brown on guitar. Titles include "Free Fall", "The Naked Truth", "Monday's Something", "Beautiful Bend Ahead", and "In A Melancholy Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rockefeller pressing. Cover has a cut-out notch.)

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Max RoachDrums Unlimited ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
The drums are certainly unlimited here – and the album's a really unique one, in that it shows Max Roach in 2 different settings – one with a group, and one that's simply solo! One batch of tracks has Max in the company of a tight group of soul jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Roland Alexander, James Spaulding, and Ronnie Matthews. The group is very tight, and they've got hard wailing sound similar to a Blue Note group, but with a bit more of a soul jazz feel. They play on two long tracks – "Nommo" and "In the Red". The rest of the tracks – "Drums Unlimited", "The Drum Also Waltzes", and "For Big Sid" – feature Max playing solo, which is a rare treat for a recording of this vintage. The tracks are great, with a very musical groove, and lively playing by Max that never gets too self indulgent. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a tiny cutout mark, but this is a great copy.)

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Shorty RogersSwinging Mr Rogers ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A standout set from Shorty – tightly arranged numbers performed by a quartet that includes Jimmy Giuffre, Pete Jolly, Curtis Counce, and Shelly Manne – all working with Shorty in perfect west coast form! Despite the length of the tunes, the overall feel is similar to Rogers' excellent Wherever The Five Winds Blow album for RCA – and makes the record a great set, done without any gimmicks or tricks – and enough of the modern touch still left from Rogers' first few years on record. Titles include "Martians Go Home", "Trickleydidlier", "Not Really The Blues", and "Michele's Meditation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light peeling of the laminate near the opening edge, but is nice overall – a nice original copy.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersWay Up There ... LP
Atlantic, 1955. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Shorty Rogers is definitely way up there with this classic album for Atlantic Records – hitting heights that even go beyond his more famous sides for RCA! The groove here is sharp, but also has room for lots of individual flavors too – thanks to different groupings of west coast players who include Bud Shank on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone and tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Harry Edison, and Don Fagerquist on trumpets! Shorty himself wrote nearly all the tracks on the set – at a point at which he was really hitting his stride as a composer, doing an incredible job of mixing modern ideas and swinging jazz – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Pixieland", "Solarization", "Baklava Bridge", "March Of The Martians", "Moten Swing", and "Wail Of Two Cities". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Hugh ShannonHugh Shannon Plays/Sings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Atlantic, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $18.99
A rare early album on Atlantic – maybe the only set we've ever seen from this blue-tinged vocalist! (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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✨✧ Janis Siegel & Fred HerschShort Stories ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Harvie Swartz on bass and Kris Yenny on cello. (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Steve SlagleRio Highlife ... LP
Atlantic, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99
With Steve Slagle on alto and soprano saxophones, Nico Assumpcao on bass, Luis Avellar on keyboards, Ricardo Silveira on guitar, and Carlos "Bala" Gomes on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, promo stamp, cutout notch, and a small sticker spot in front.)

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✨✧ Mike SternTime In Place ... LP
Atlantic, 1988. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Stern on guitar, Bob Berg on tenor and soprano, Michael Brecker on tenor, Jim Beard on keyboards, Jeff Andrews on bass, Peter Erskine on drums, Don mAlias on percussion, and Don Grolnick on organ. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, promo stamp, small sticker spot, and a piece of clear tape at the opening.)

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Clarence WheelerNew Chicago Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
No blues at all – despite the title – and a great set of tracks that showcases the southside Chicago tenor roots of Clarence Wheeler! The album's a bit different than the first two Wheeler albums for Atlantic – in that the group's slightly bigger, and more 70s electric overall – opening up a bit from the small combo club mode that Clarence brought into play, but still keeping things soulful and edgey throughout! At times, the backings even get a bit ambitious – almost hinting at a Cadet Records vibe – with arrangements by Wheeler, Reggie Boyd, Ken Chaney, and Sonny Burke. All players are Chicagoans, and include Louis Satterfield on bass, Sonny Burke on organ and electric piano, Henry Gibson on percussion, and Larry "The Lar With The Flair" Frazier on guitar. Titles include "Kuumba", "Miss Gee", "Oblighetto", "How Could I Let You Get Away", and "New Chicago Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label stereo pressing. Cover has light edge and corner wear.)
Also available New Chicago Blues ... CD 3.99

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Clarence Wheeler & the EnforcersLove I've Been Looking For ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The second fantastic album from Chicago saxophonist Clarence Wheeler and his hard-hitting Enforcers combo – a group who were one of the brightest lights in soul jazz at the start of the 70s, really helping to keep the genre fresh and exciting! The groove here is in the tenor/organ mode first popularized in the 60s – but the overall sound is a lot more expansive, and filled with unusual time changes, complicated rhythms, and inventive solo work that go way beyond more familiar albums of this nature on Prestige or Blue Note! Sonny Burke is the organist in the group, and he's got a touch on the keys that's a lot like Jack McDuff at his best – filled with great sounds and unusual notes that always keep things interesting. Added to that is trumpet from Sonny Covington, guitar from Eric Gale, and tenor from Wheeler – all vamping and grooving in an amazing way! There's a bit of the Charles Earland sound from the same period going on here – and like Earland, the group have a great way of keeping things slightly funky, even when mellow! Titles include a great version of "Broasted or Fried", Charles Earland's "Mighty Burner", Jack McDuff's "The Heebie Jeebie Dance", plus "We've Only Just Begun" and "The Love I've Been Looking For". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, aging, two small stickers, some clear tape on the spine and a small cutout notch.)

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Lester Young, Chu Berry, & Ben WebsterCommodore Years – The Tenor Sax ... LP
Atlantic, 1938/1941/1944. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light corner bumps, and tiny partial splitting on the bottom, but looks nice overall.)

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Joe ZawinulZawinul ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A beautiful fusion of Joe Zawinul's roots in the groups of Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley – a set with some of the far-reaching jazz ideas of the former, and much of the soulful subtleties of the latter! The album features Joe on electric piano throughout, playing alongside Herbie Hancock in a twin-piano style that's quite spacious, and filled with slow-building, long-flowing lines! Other players include Woody Shaw on trumpet, Earl Turbington on soprano sax, George Davis on flute, Miroslav Vitous and Walter Booker on drums, and Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, and David Lee on a range of percussion. All these elements are used slowly, and sparingly – brought in with a style that's modern, but in a gentle sort of way – not as over the top as some of the work that Joe cut with Miles at the end of the 60s – and almost a more sensitive, compositional approach to the same territory of music. Titles include "Arrival In New York", "Doctor Honoris Causa", "In A Silent Way", "His Last Journey", and "Double Image". LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear and some small spots of gloss separation.)
 
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Harry ArnoldHarry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz! ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $7.99
Hard swinging big band material from Sweden – featuring the big band of Harry Arnold arranged by Quincy Jones. Quincy had been spending a lot of time in Sweden during the mid 50s – bringing with him a host of great players that would soon become big names on the European scene. Biggest of these is Benny Bailey, who plays some good solos here with a mostly-Swedish group that includes Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberb, Ake Persson, and Bengt-Arne Wallin. The style of the work, and its trans-Atlantic jazz orientation, is a direct precursor of later work by the Clarke-Boland Big Band – of whom Bailey was a big part. Titles all swing nicely, and tracks include "Doodlin", "Room 608", "Quincy's Home Again", "Brief Encounter", and "Meet Benny Bailey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Meet Benny Bailey". Cover has some ring and edge wear, splitting in the bottom seam, and discoloration from age.)

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Stanley ClarkeJourney To Love ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Stanley Clarke may be on a journey to love – but that doesn't mean that the album's too sweet or romantic! Many tracks here still have the harder edge and sharper lines you'd expect from Clarke's key 70s fusion reputation – the kind of rock-influenced styles that crossed over big at the time to huge new audiences – and which made Stan way more than just another electric jazz musician. Some moments feature a large array of backup players, but others are quite spacious, and almost contemplative – filled with those new notes Clarke was getting out of his instrument at the time! Titles include "Silly Putty", "Journey To Love", "Hello Jeff", "Song To John", and "Concerto For Jazz/Rock Orchestra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice Japanese pressing, with insert – Atlantic P 10081A)
Also available Journey To Love ... CD 6.99

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Lou DonaldsonDifferent Scene ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of the few mid 70s albums that Lou Donaldson recorded for Atlantic Records – done in a mode that's a bit different than his Blue Note sides, with larger arrangements overall – a bit like the shift that Stanley Turrentine took when recording for Fantasy! Backings are handled by Ricky West and Mike Goldberg – and three tracks feature soulful vocals from Tony Baxter next to Lou's solos. The record includes a nice cover of Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You", and the Isley's "For The Love Of You" – plus the cuts "Keep Your Woman" and "Here's Lovin At You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining on the bottom and along opening and a small cut-out notch.)

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Bill HarrisBill Harris ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A rare jazz session cut by guitarist Bill Harris – better known to 50s audiences as the guitarist with The Clovers on some of their hit sides for Atlantic. The record's not only unusual in that respect – but also because it's a solo guitar session, a rarity for the time, and one that's recorded with an intimate feel that makes it feel more like some 70s recording of a lost jazz master than a 50s session by a current artist on the charts. Tracks have a style that reminds us a bit of Carl Kress or Oscar Moore – and titles include "Perdido", "Ethyl", "Out Of Nowhere", "Dreaming", "KC Shuffle", and "Ivanhoe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, mostly in back, with a tiny split in the bottom seam, and oxidation in the front image.)

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Kamau KenyattaStrong Men ... LP
Omni Arts, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An indie set from early 80s Detroit – one that features reedman Kamau Kenyatta in the lead, working with a lineup that has mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation! Kenyatta plays soprano and tenor sax, plus a bit of acoustic piano – and his tones are somewhat sharp-edged, but soulful – almost like that more famous Kenyatta, Robin, on his Atlantic records of the 70s. Players include William Evans on electric piano and organ, Tani Tabbal on drums, Sadir Bey on congas, and Todd Dikeman on guitar – and titles include "Asia Eyes", "Springtime Boulevard", "Wedding Song", "The Concubine", "For Lady Day", and "Griot De Janeiro". LP, Vinyl record album

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King CurtisSoul Meeting ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good ... $33.99
Rare early King Curtis jazz session – cut in the years before he settled down to his tight short soul instrumental recordings for Atlantic. The record is very much in the Prestige soul jazz style of the early 60s – and King's set up nicely in a group that features Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Belton Evans. In a way, Curtis' sax can't really hold it together for these longer tracks as well as he can on shorter soul instrumentals – but the record's got a good rhythm section, and it holds together well enough as an easy grooving session. Titles include "Soul Meeting", "Lazy Soul", "All The Way", and "Do You Have Soul Now?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow and black label NJ pressing with RVG etch.)

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Rahsaan Roland KirkReturn Of The 5000 Lb Man ... LP
Warner, 1975. Very Good ... $14.99
A beautiful late chapter in the jazz journey of Rahsaan Roland Kirk – and an album of subtle genius that's really opened up to us over the years! The setting here isn't as "hit you over the head" as on some of Kirk's Atlantic Records – because at one level, the tunes are mostly straight, and free of gimmicks – yet also still manage to conjure up the warmth, spirit, and soul that Roland brought to his best work. There's a slightly electric vibe running through some of the tunes, thanks to keyboards from Hilton Ruiz – and the album also benefits from organ work by Trudy Pitts and guitar from Billy Butler – both of whom are wonderfully restrained, in a way that matches the subtlety of the entire conception of the set. Titles include "Theme For The Eulipions", which features a great recitation from Betty Neals, plus cool chorus vocals – and other titles include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Giant Steps", "Loving You", and "I'll Be Seeing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has partial seam splitting and surface wear.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannBrazil, Bossa Nova, & Blues ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Bossa nova from Herbie Mann – one of our favorite albums ever from the famous flute player – cut for United Artists, and a one-off session that's arguably better than most of his Atlantic work of the time! There's a groove here that's undeniable – a sense of swing that grabs us right from the get-go, and makes us totally love each new track before Mann's flute even comes into the mix! These grooves come from some great interplay between Dave Pike on marimbas, Haygood Hardy on vibes, Billy Bean on guitar, and a host of hip percussionists who include Willie Bobo, Carmen Costa, and Carlos Patato Valdez! Tracks are long, with a Joao Donato-like sense of space – similar to Pike's excellent bossa work for Prestige around the same time – which makes a perfect settion for Herbie's soulful flute. The whole thing's wonderful, and titles include "Me Faz Recordar", "Minha Saudade", "Copacabana", "Brazil", and "BN Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing in the textured cover. Cover has wear and aging, a name in marker in front, and some clear tape on all sides.)

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Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings ... LP
International Anthem, 2018. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Maybe the crowning achievement of drummer Makaya McCraven so far – a double-length set that stands as a huge testimony to all the many waves he's been making in jazz for the past few years! The album features four slices of live performance – recorded in New York, Chicago, LA, and London – and as with every one of his different projects, Makaya seems to bring a different voice to each live track here – recording with Brandee Younger on harp and Joel Ross on vibes in New York, Shabaka Hutchings on tenor in Chicago; Nubya Garcia on tenor and Ashley Henry on Rhodes in London; and Josh Johnson on alto, Jeff Parker on guitar, Carlos Nino on percussion, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin in LA! The rhythms are as amazing as the contributions from the different soloists – and the sound of the record is maybe something we'd call post-spiritual – moving past that Coltrane-inspired mode that's been revived so well in the 21st Century, while still holding onto its best sense of energy. The whole thing is fantastic – and titles include "The Count Off", "Brighter Days Beginning", "Universal Beings", "Mantra", "Young Genius", "Holy Lands", "Wise Man Wiser Woman", "Prosperity's Fear", "Atlantic Black", "Flipped Out", "Voila", and "Suite Hans". LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 pressing with Pirates Press stamp.)

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Charles MingusCharlie Mingus Live ... LP
Affinity (UK), 1960. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An odd release of material from Charles Mingus' 1960 performance at Antibes – slightly different from the Atlantic Records issue of the performance. The album's a great extrapolation of the sound that Mingus had forged on sessions for Columbia, Atlantic, and Candid – the latter label especially, as the tunes here are all quite long, and really put a lot of emphasis on the solo voices of the players in the group. Given that those players include Ted Curson on trumpet, Booker Ervin on tenor, and Eric Dolphy on alto sax, the sound here is proud and loud throughout – with plenty of fire from all three horns! Titles include "Better Git It In Your Soul", "Folk Forms No 2", and "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing. Cover is bent at the bottom right corner.)

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Akira MiyazawaMy Piccolo ... LP
Next Wave (Japan), 1981. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Don't let the title fool you, because the album features saxophonist Akira Miyazawa on tenor throughout – blowing the horn with all the soulful depth that's made him a favorite of ours over the years! Although not that well known on this side of the Atlantic, Miyazawa's easily one of the best Japanese saxophonists of the 60s onward – a hell of a stylist who has a great way of mixing in modern moments with some straighter solos – which always keeps us on our toes, and makes his albums a real delight through and through! This set's a live date, recorded with a relaxed, open sort of groove – one that almost takes us back to older Prestige or Contemporary Records sessions, but with a bit of a twist. Players include Masahiko Satoh on acoustic piano and Motohiko Hino on drums – and titles include "After The Storm", "King Salmon", "Cat Fish", "Blue Lake", "Doctor U", and "My Piccolo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Eddie ThompsonOut Of Sight (aka Piano Mood) ... LP
MPS (UK), 1970. Very Good ... $16.99
A wicked little set from British pianist Eddie Thompson – a player who always wasn't as well noticed on this side of the Atlantic, but who will forever be remembered for this classic date for MPS! The set's got a great criss-crossing of styles – a punctuated way of playing the keys with roots that go back to jazz piano of the pre-war years – yet a flowing, open approach to the groove that's also pure MPS too – kind of a timeless match that's really compelling, and which makes the record unlike anything else we can think of from the time. The trio features Tony Archer on bass and Terry Jenkins on drums – and titles include "Jitterbug Waltz", "I Wish I Was In Love Again", "Tea For Two", "Spring Is Here", and "My Romance", plus the nicely grooving original, "One Mohr Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole in one corner, and back has two small stickers.)
 
 
 



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