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Manny AlbamManny Albam & His Jazz Greats Play Music From West Side Story ... LP
Decca, 1958. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the many releases in the surprisingly successful semi-genre of "jazz meets West Side Story" albums that came out in the late 50s and early 60s. Albam actually does a pretty great job of opening up the jazzy changes in Bernstein's score, and it helps that he's got great ensemble players like Al Cohn, Gene Quill, Nick Travis, Bob Brookmeyer, and Frank Socolow. Titles include "Jet Song", "Cool", "Maria", and "Something's Coming". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Monty AlexanderStir It Up – The Music Of Bob Marley ... CD
Telarc, 1999. Used ... $6.99
With Glen Browne, Hassan J. J. Wiggins & Trevor McKenzie on bass, Rolando Wilson & Troy Davis on drums, Derek DiCenzo & Robert Angus on guitar, Dwight Dawes on keyboards, Desmond Jones on percussion & Steve Turre on trombone. CD

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Johnny Almond Music MachineHollywood Blues ... LP
Deram, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An excellent album of funky jazz – arranged and conducted by British organ and sax player Johnny Arnold – but also featuring some incredible work from an assortment of west coast soul jazz players that include Charles Kynard, Curtis Amy, Hadley Caliman, and Vi Redd! As the title kind of implies, the groove's in a swinging soundtrack sort of mode – almost a Lalo Schifrin 60s style, and one that blends together the organ lines with some totally sweet work on vibes, flute, and tenor sax. There's a wonderful Verve-like feel going down here – although in some way, the album's even hipper than anything on Verve from the time! Titles include "Agadir Sunset", "It's The Water", "Hot Rod", "Slipping Easy", and "Funkville U.S.A.". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a small center split in the spine.)

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✨✧ Jon Appleton & Don CherryHuman Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Water, 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
A fantastic record – and a really mindblowing mix of spiritual jazz and electronics! The set is an amazing collaboration between trumpeter Don Cherry and pioneering electronic musician Jon Appleton – one of those rare meetings of the minds that goes far deeper than you'd expect! On the set, Cherry's trumpet, flute, and percussion is heavily processed by Appleton – often in ways that are organic enough to keep with Cherry's other experiments of the time, and with the "Human Music" title of the set – but sometimes with the more playful feel of Appleton's other music from the time. The mix of electronics and improvisation is amazing – years ahead of its time, and with a haunting sound that works perfectly against Cherry's style of restrained spiritualism. The LP's got 4 long tracks – "Boa", "Oba", "Abo", and "Bao" – all recorded live in the studio! CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Don" and "Jon". (Out Sound, Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Message To Our Folks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A the time they were taking Paris by storm, the Art Ensemble recorded this brilliant message to folks everywhere – one of their best early albums, and a landmark in Chicago avant garde jazz! The record features the group at their best – playing very tightly, but also with a sense of whimsy and imagination. Side two features the extended track "A Brain For The Seine", a real classic by the band – and side one features versions of "Dexterity" and "Old Time Religion", plus the Roscoe Mitchell composition "Rock Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice BabsMusic With A Jazz Flavour (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Celeste (Japan), 1973. Used ... $24.99
Great stuff by this sublime Swedish jazz singer! Alice Babs has a cool breezy vocal style – one that graced more than a few albums by the time of this 1973 session, including great sets with both American and Swedish backup groups. This one features Alice singing with the orchestra of Nils Lindberg – in a sophisticated jazzy mode that's a bit like some of the styles used by singers like Monica Zetterlund or Sheila Jordan during the early 70s, but perhaps a bit more flowery. The album features her jazz dance version of "Been To Canaan", done with some heavily grooving congas in the mix – plus the tracks "Song For The Dreamer", "Checkered Hat", "Hody", and "A Hundred Years From Today". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Say When" and "Natural Affection". (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Derek Bailey/Evan Parker/Jamie Muir/Hugh Davies/ChMusic Improvisation Company ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1970. Near Mint- ... $43.99
A seminal session that forever put the British improvisational scene on the map – a great little record that features guitar by Bailey, soprano sax by Evan Parker, electronics by Hugh Davies, and work by Jamie Muir and Christine Jeffrey. Tracks are longish, and relatively free – and titles include "Tuck", "Third Stream Boogaloo", "Dragon Path", and "Packaged Eel". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover is still in shrink, but like many German pressings, the cellophane has fused with the gloss finish and shows some aging.)

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Chet Baker & Bud Shank/Leith StevensTheme Music From The James Dean Story (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1956. Used ... $9.99
Although the initial release of this music was a cheap attempt to cash in on the tragic fame of the late James Dean, this 1956 session was also one of the nicest big band dates to come out of the Pacific Jazz catalog of the 1950s! Chet Baker and Bud Shank are the featured soloists of the set – and the group's conducted by Johnny Mandel and Bill Holman, both excellent arrangers with a strong feel for soundtrack-oriented material of this sort. Tommy Sands sings vocals on a version of "Let Me Be Loved", which is the only standard on the set – as the rest of the tracks are originals by the great Leith Stevens. The band's filled with other west coasters that you'll recognize – and titles include "The Movie Star", "Jimmy's Theme", "The Search", "Lost Love", and "Rebel At Work". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small spot of sticker residue on the cover.)

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Alvin BatisteMarsalis Music Honors Alvin Batiste ... CD
Rounder, 2007. Used ... $5.99
Features Branford Marsalis, who produces the album and plays on three tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Big Band KatowiceMusic For My Friends ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Funky big band from Poland – a very groovy set that's right up there with the best large group 70s sessions on MPS! The group here is very heavy on the horns – lots of trumpets and saxes – underscored by some hipper rhythms that include a bit of guitar, electric bass, and keyboards – never too much to make the record an electric one, but enough to push an older jazz mode into some groovier territory for the 70s! There's a tight stepping feel to the best numbers, and a soaring, spacious sensibility to the rest – almost a soundtrack sort of approach, given the deep colors and tones in the set. The album features a great funky remake of "Madrox", with a nice cop show break at the start, plus the funky numbers "Hey Man", "Sorcery", and "Music For My Friends". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pierre Blanchard with Lee KonitzMusic For String Quartet, Jazz Trio, Violin & Lee Konitz ... LP
Sunnyside, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Blanchard on violin and Konitz on alto and soprano, with Herve Cavelier and Vincent Pagliarin on violin, Herve Derrien on cello, Michel Michalakakos on viola, Cesarius Alvin on bass, Ancre Ceccarelli on drums, and Alain Jean-Marie on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Brother AhhDivine Music (Sea/Meditation/Searching) (3CD set) ... CD
Manufactured, 1978/1981/1985. New Copy 3CD ... $25.99
Three never-issued albums from Brother Ah – the enigmatic musician who may be known best for his work with Sun Ra, and his rare album on Strata East! Both of those moments date from earlier years, though – and past that time, Brother Ah was still working strongly on some amazing musical ideas of his own – work that includes the three albums presented in this package, which together really mark a shift for both Ah and some of his spiritual jazz contemporaries as the 70s moved on! The set begins with the beautiful set The Sea – recorded in 1978, with a long-flowing sound that's quite hypnotic, and very much in the spiritual territory of post-Coltrane material – including work by Trane's wife Alice. Brother Ah plays flute, in these fantastic lines that spin out slowly and echo strongly – amidst a mix of percussion, violin, mbira, bass, and drums – often used in ways that build beautifully, and which provide a great introduction to both the sung and spoken passages – presented by Abena Walker, Jeanean Gibbs, and Nataska Hassan Youssef. Titles include "Nuba", "Far Away", "The Village Drum", "Visoins", and "Africa We Are Your Children". Meditation is from a few years later, and has a different makeup – a sound that's much more spare overall, and which just features Brother Ah on flute, zither, and "nature sounds" – with help from Cleo Jomo Faulks on mbira and gong! The tunes have an earthier feel than you might guess from the album's title – still somewhat meditative, but also more open to the vibes of nature than the space of the studio – with moments that feel more more like the organic sounds of the young Moondog, or maybe some of Alice Coltrane's more home-made moments. Titles include "Stillness", "Spirit World", "Close Your Eyes & See", and "Song Of The Unseen". Last up is Searching – a record from 1985 that maybe moves the spiritual agenda from the political to the personal – that shift towards more interior solutions that some musicians took in the 80s, especially as funding for some kinds of spiritual jazz albums fell by the wayside, and some artists had to adapt to the new age underground. Yet although that shift might be in place here, Brother Ah is still as righteous as ever – just equipped with a slightly different voice – as he works alongside some electronics and percussion from Richard Ashman, and blows trumpet and a variety of flutes, while also handling percussion and harmonica in very spacious ways. The record is more about extended sound textures than individual instrumentation – and titles include "I Am", "Going Within", "Inner Voice", and "Know Thyself". First time release for all three records – presented in a really great package! CD

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George CablesBy George – George Cables Plays The Music Of George Gershwin ... LP
Contemporary, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
George Cables takes on the music of George Gershwin – but in a set that's way more than just the usual batch of songbook standards! Cables has that warm glow that always makes us feel like he's playing electric, even when he's acoustic, as on this session – kind of a fluid glide that's supported here by John Heard on bass and Ralph Penland on drums – although George also plays solo on a few numbers too. Titles include "My Man's Gone Now", "A Foggy Day", "Someone To Watch Over Me", and "Bess You Is My Woman Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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Red CallenderLowest – The Music Of Red Callender ... LP
Metro, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Given that Red was one of the few tuba players in jazz, this album certainly was "The Lowest" – at least in terms of tone, as Red spends a lot of time rumbling around in bottom notes! The style's less clunky than you might think, though, as the setting is late 50s LA – with chamber-type arrangements that match Red's tuba with more breezy players like Buddy Collette, Bill Pitman, Gerald Wilson, Gerald Wiggins, and Billy Bean – who work with Red in a mode that's almost like some of the Chico Hamilton albums on Pacific Jazz, a mixture of jazz and whimsical instrumention with a tightly arranged and haunting feel. Tracks include "Of Thee I Sing", "The Lowest", "Pickin Pluckin Whistlin & Walkin", "Another Blues", "Volume Too", and "Five Four Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and a small piece of clear tape at the spine.)

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John Carter & Bobby BradfordSelf Determination Music ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A landmark recording – one of a handful of early documents of the avant garde LA scene, featuring a nimble quartet headed up by the inventive frontline of John Carter on reeds and Bobby Bradford on trumpet, over the fluid rhythm team of Tom Williamson on bass and Chicago expatriate Bruz Freeman on drums! Carter and Bradford's energetic approach followed its own line of development, much in the way that other small cells of improvisers were developing their own take on the "new thing" in the post-Coltrane/Coleman environment of the late 60s and early 70s throughout the country. The compositions unfold in a way that implies both multi-linear improvisation and composed events, but blurs the line between the two, all the while played with a great deal of fire and few of the intellectual abstractions of other free players! Titles include "The Sunday Afternoon Jazz Blues Society", "The Eye Of The Storm", "Loneliness", and "Encounter". CD

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Paul ChambersChambers' Music – A Jazz Delegation From The East (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Imperial/EMI (Japan), 1956. Used ... $24.99
Great early work from one of the hippest bassists of his generation! Paul Chambers cut this obscure little album in LA, featuring a "jazz delegation from the east" that included Philly Joe Jones on drums and John Coltrane on tenor – plus pianist Kenny Drew, who had already been working on the west coast – all in a style that's much more relaxed and stretched-out than most other jazz recorded in LA at the time! The album is one of the earliest small group sessions with Coltrane, and it's a very spare batch of tracks that lead off with Chambers' amazing work on bass – but which also feature some incredible early work from Trane – very raw and loud in the mix, with a lot more bluesiness than you'd expect – and we mean that in a good way! Titles include "Dexterity", "Visitation", "John Paul Jones", and "Eastbound". Plus, the CD also seems to include a few bonus titles from an additional 1956 session with Coltrane! CD
(Out of print. This copy is still in the original shrink, which is open at one end – includes obi!)

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Clarke Boland SextetMusic For The Small Hours ... CD
EMI/Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – a unique small combo session that's even groovier than their famous big band work! The setting is wonderful – Clarke on drums, Boland on piano, and a sextet lineup that includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Joe Harris on percussion – all players who know each other well, and groove together as one amazing unit on the set! The tunes here are lyrical and lively, modal and moving, and still some of the freshest jazz cut on the European scene of the 60s – music that's having a huge impact these days in the club jazz underground. Shihab's flute work is sublime, especially next to Sadi's vibes – and Harris' added percussion gives a number of the cuts a bit of a Latin kick that's totally great! There's a bit of vocals on the set, and titles include "Ebony Samba", "Tin Tin Deo", "Potter's Crossing", "Wives & Lovers", "Ensadinado", "Lorraine", "Day By Day", "Love Hungry", and "Please Don't Leave". CD

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Larry ClintonMusic For Tired Golfers ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
Features the tracks "I Can't Get Started", "The Tender Trap", "Suddenly There's A Valley", "I Talk To The Trees", "Beside A Babbling Brook", "Just One More Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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Al CohnMr Music ... LP
RCA, 1954. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A tight little record – with a strong focus on Al Cohn's solo work! Al's the lead soloist in a number of largish groups that are often tightly arranged, but which let the leader break out nicely – cutting with an edge on his tenor that's sometimes even sharper than usual. Cohn handled most of the arrangements – but a few are by Johnny Carisi, Ralph Burns, or Manny Albam –a nd players include Joe Newman on trumpet, Billy Byaers and Frank Rehak on trombone, Gene Quill on alto, and Jimmy Raney on guitar. Proceedings are tight, but never too uptight – and titles include "Cabin In The Sky", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "This Reminds Me Of You", "Move", "Cohn My Way", "La Ronde", and "Never Never Land". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original pressing!)

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Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage EnsembleMalcolm X Memorial (A Tribute In Music) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Zulu/Katalyst, 1968. Used ... $9.99
A brilliant tribute to the late Malcolm X – served up by Chicago's legendary Artistic Heritage Ensemble! The record's got an even farther-reaching sound than the group's self-titled effort – a flowing style that unfolds as their tribute to Malcolm rolls on – starting spare and earthy at first, then picking up a fuller, prouder, much more righteous groove as things really get going! As before, there's plenty of heavy percussion at the bottom of most tracks – topped by complicated horn passages that often verge on the exotic – and which have a tremendously captivating sound. The ensemble's led by the great Phil Cohran, who played with Sun Ra for a bit, and also plays cornet on the record – the rest of the group includes Charles Williams, Don Myrick, Louis Satterfield, Pete Cosey, Henry Gibson, Willie Woods, and Aaron Dodd – a lineup of players who also worked with Sun Ra, The Pharoahs, and Earth Wind & Fire! The LP's a suite of 4 tracks dedicated to Malcolm X, each capturing a period of his life, "Malcolm Little", "Detroit Red", "Malcolm X", and "El Hajj Malik El Shabazz". CD
(Packaged in a cool record-style sleeve.)

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Alexis ColeDazzling Blue – Music Of Paul Simon ... CD
Chesky, 2016. Used ... $8.99
(Vocalists, Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanThis Is Our Music ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark in modern jazz – from the stark stares of the band on the cover, to the starkly haunting music in the grooves! The record makes a bold statement right from the outset – and more than lives up to its promise in the sound within – an amazing approach to modern jazz that's still quite powerful, even all these many years later! The group features Ornette Coleman on alto, Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums – moving at a fast, highly rhythmic pace that still leaves us breathless – filled with angles, but wrapped up in soul. The group make severe statements about the future of modern music in tracks like "Humpty Dumpty", "Beauty Is a Rare Thing", and "Kaleidoscope" – bouncing the efforts of the whole group off the beat, in a way that's both challenging and groove-heavy at the same time, a key summation of the genius of Ornette's early vision! CD
(Atlantic Original Sound pressing.)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneWorld Spirituality Classics Vol 1 – The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (with bonus download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.98
An incredible side of the talents of the legendary Alice Coltrane – obscure 80s material that was recorded in the years after her famous records on Impulse and Warner Brothers – only ever issued on cassette at the time! The tracks have Alice still very much in the same spiritual territory as before – but also mixing in some elements from American gospel music – not in any sort of Christian way, but just in terms of the use of a larger choir on some of the tracks, whose stompingly rhythmic presence can really drive a few of the tunes! Other tracks are more spare, and really focus on Coltrane's vocals and work on organ – as well as a bit of harp and string backings too – all at a level that really pushes the transcendental modes she first brought to light in the 70s. Given that most of us never got our hands on the original tapes, the whole thing is a real treasure trove – and presented with nicely detailed notes, too. Titles include "Er Ra", "Om Shanti", "Om Rama", "Rama Guru", "Haria Naryan", "Krishna Japaye", "Rama Katha", "Keshava Murahara", and "Journey To Satchindananda". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Chick CoreaTrio Music ... LP
ECM, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
With Miroslav Vitous and Roy Haynes. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Ted DanielZulu's Ball – Ted Daniel Plays The Music Of King Oliver ... CD
Altura, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Trumpeter Ted Daniel takes on the music of jazz founder King Oliver – but as you'd expect from all of Daniel's other groundbreaking work, the result here is something quite unique! True, the tunes are older numbers from the Oliver songbook of the 20s – but the approach is maybe a bit more freewheeling and pan-historic – a bit like the mode you'd expect if this project was handled by some of the artists on the Black Saint/Soul Note label in the early 80s. As with their work, the immediate approach is historically respectful, but the individual currents in the music really update the sound – thanks to a lineup that includes Daniel on cornet, Charlie Burnham on violin, Newman Baker on percussion, Joe Daley on tuba, and Marvin Sewell on guitar. Titles include "Tears", "Working Man's Blues", "Riverside Blues", "Mabel's Dream", "Just Gone", and "Zulu's Ball" – most taken in much longer readings than recordings from the 78rpm generation. CD


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Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Red Nichols, etcJazz Of The Roaring 20s – Dance Music Of The Charleston Era ... LP
Riverside (UK), Mid 20s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Rare music from the original California Ramblers group – including The Dorsey Brothers, Red Nichols, and Adrian Rollini! LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve DouglasMusic Of Cheops ... LP
Cheops, 1976. Very Good ... $0.99
Very cool reedwork from Steve Douglas – who plays flute here, plus some other wind instruments – all recorded in the King's Chamber of the pyramid of Cheops! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and staining.)

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East New York Ensemble De MusicAt The Helm ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
An extremely righteous bit of soul jazz – originally issued in a very small pressing by Folkway Records, at a time when the label was doing some great underground recordings! The sound is loose and free – spiritually building in a manner that recalls the work of Ahmed Abdul Malik, Phil Cohran, and some of the AACM – and the album has a style that's exploratory, but never goes too far out, or loses its sense of rhythm and swing. Tracks are longish, and the core group features soprano sax and Korean reeds by Bilal Abdurahman and vibes by Ameen Nuraldeen – plus guest work on bass by James Smith, and appearances by a lot of different world percussion players. There's a nice Eastern feel to some of the tracks, and titles include "Mevlana", "Ti Ti", "Sun Flower", and "Bent El Jerusalem". (Global Grooves, Jazz) CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Don EllisMusic From Other Galaxies & Planets – Featuring The Main Title Theme From Star Wars ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1977. Used ... $14.99
A great little set – way more than you might think from the cover! Ostensibly, this one's a cash-in album for the mid 70s Star Wars soundtrack craze – but since it's handled by Ellis, it's got a surprisingly funky feel, with many tracks that recall his own great soundtrack work of the time. In fact, the album only has 2 tracks from the Star Wars soundtrack – despite the fact that the logo for the movie is displayed largely on the cover – and all other tracks are originals by Ellis, handled with a sweet mix of electric funk and funky jazz soloing! Lots of nice keyboards, and titles include "Star Wars", "Orion's Sword", "Eros", "Lyra", "Ursa", "Vulcan", "Crypton" and "Arcturas". CD
(Out of print.)

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Entourage Music & Theater EnsembleEntourage ... CD
Folkways, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a record that's got a really meditative blend of acoustic elements with a few electric touches – used in ways that start in jazz, then move way beyond! Instrumentation includes guitar, flute, keyboards, violin, and mbira – coming together with really unusual inflections that are partly borrowed from Eastern sources – like Noh theater, or Balinese music – but which unfurl with a more freewheeling, American underground vibe as well! No sounds are ever too sharp, and there's almost a hint of the instrumental experiments in the 80s underground – such as work by Penguin Cafe Orchestra or Soft Verdict – but with an earthier feel overall. Titles include "Jattle Boxes", "Giraffes", "Solo For Electric Viola", "Michael's Song", "Silver Drum", and "Percussion Dance". (Out Sound, Jazz) CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleBe Known Ancient/Future/Music (deluxe 2LP edition) ... LP
Spiritmuse, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $41.99 44.99
The first record in many years from the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – done with a lineup that features a variation from the original group, but a sound that's very much in keeping with their mission! The Ensemble were always dedicated to preserving a spiritual jazz tradition at a time when the Chicago and global scenes were decidedly more free jazz-oriented – and from his emergence in the 80s onward, percussionist Kahil El'Zabar has continued to fan the flames with his own music, and with fantastic collaborations like this! The group's a quartet this time around – and has the tremendous Corey Wilkes on trumpet, really giving the sound a pointed edge – next to Kahil's work on a variety of percussion instruments, the baritone sax of Alex Harding, and the cello of Ian Maskin. Maskin's performance on the record is often similar to the way in which the violin of Billy Bang was used in El'Zabar's Ritual Trio – a fluid bridge between the percussion and the horn lines – and the set includes great reworkings of the classics "Little Sunflower" and "Freedom Jazz Dance" – plus originals "Ntozake", "Pharoah", "Blew It", "Black Is Back", and "Wish I Knew". LP, Vinyl record album

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Everybody's PeopleMusic Of Everybody's People ... LP
EP, Very Good+ ... $19.99
(Rock, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Billy FosterMusic For Jazz Vespers ... CD
Equistar, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99
A beautiful project from pianist Billy Foster – part of a long tradition of jazz mass records that have been popping up from the underground from the late 50s onwards – and maybe one of the best we've heard so far! The setting is spare – really just a trio outing by Billy's group, but with vocals by Renee Miles-Foster, whose lovely voice really shapes some of the best tunes here – tracks that are maybe a bit in the gospel tradition in terms of subject matter, but which also have a warmer jazz vocal approach overall. All music and new lyrics are by Billy – and titles include "He's Always Been There", "Today Is A Day", "Music Is", "God & Savior", "Joyful Noise", "His Grace", and "Just Hold My Hand". CD

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Jimmy GiuffreMusic For People, Birds, Butterflies & Mosquitoes ... CD
Choice/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Overlooked 70s work from Jimmy Giuffre – a hip trio session that has all the free elements of his earlier recordings, but possibly an even greater focus on tone! Jimmy plays a range of reeds here – tenor, clarinet, and flute – and he works with bass and drum accompaniment, but often in a really gentle way that allows his own solo energy to dictate the tunes – coming out in space that's boldly soulful on the tenor, yet more fragile and intimate on the flute – kind of a cross between more expressive avant work and some of the more spiritual tones of the time. The tenor tunes are especially great – kind of opening a new chapter for Giuffre's career – and titles include "The Bird", "Mosquito Dance", "The Chanting", "The Butterfly", "Dervish", "Phoenix", and "Night Dance". CD

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Jimmy GiuffreMusic Man ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The Music Man, made different – thanks to very fresh arrangements from Jimmy Giuffre – heard here in one of his few large group sessions for Atlantic Records! The music is all from the score of the famous show, but Giuffre really reworks things with some sharp modern jazz edges – inventive rhythms from bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Ed Shaugnessy – and no use of piano at all, which allows for plenty of free play in the horn section – which features Giuffre on tenor, clarinet, and baritone – plus Al Cohn and Eddie Wasserman on tenor, Joe Wilder and Phil Sunkel on trumpets, and Sol Schlinger on baritone sax. Without any vocals, and with Jimmy's unique structures, these tunes take on some very fresh styles – and titles include "Marian The Librarian", "The Wells Fargo Wagon", "Iowa Stubborn", "Gary Indiana", and "It's You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a Stereo-Disc sticker.)

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Benny GolsonI'm Always Dancin' To The Music ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... $9.99
Great stuff from Benny Golson! Sure, the record features Benny's tenor set amidst some sweeter R&B arrangements – but the formula works nicely, and is Benny's lost bid to capture some of the same sort of modern soul excitement than Donald Byrd was getting in the 70s. Titles include the dancefloor classic "I'm Always Dancin' to the Music", the funky version of "Blues March", and the sweet cover of "Don't Ask My Neighbors". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, ring & edge wear, tracklist sticker, some stickers and a name in pen.)

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Stephane GrappelliI Hear Music ... CD
Past Perfect (Germany), 1991. Used ... $2.99
With Marc Fosset on guitar & Jean-Philipe Viret on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stephane GrappelliI Hear Music ... LP
RCA (France), 1970. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A later small combo set – with Marc Hemmeler on piano, Jack Sewing on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Gritness AcoustronicsMahakali – The Music Of Don Cherry ... CD
Komos (France), 2019. Used ... $9.99
A really different take on the music of Don Cherry – but one that we're guessing Don would have really approved of himself! The "acoustronics" in the group's name slightly gives away the vibe – as there's definitely acoustic elements, but also a fair bit of electronics – of the sort that Cherry was embracing more in the mid 80s, as part of his continuing musical journey from jazz, to global realms, to territory that might resonate more with the sound of the streets! There's no trumpet at all on the record, but Vincent Thekal plays tenor and soprano, to hold on to a jazz component – amidst lots of drum machine and keyboard parts from leader Gary Gritness, plus more from Olivier Portal – both musicians who somehow manage to evoke the global currents of earlier Don Cherry music, but in a very different way. Titles include "Mahakali", "Karmapa Chenno", "Universal Mother", "I Walk", "Malkauns", and "Degi Degi". CD
Also available Mahakali – The Music Of Don Cherry ... LP 14.99

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Gritness AcoustronicsMahakali – The Music Of Don Cherry ... LP
Komos (France), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A really different take on the music of Don Cherry – but one that we're guessing Don would have really approved of himself! The "acoustronics" in the group's name slightly gives away the vibe – as there's definitely acoustic elements, but also a fair bit of electronics – of the sort that Cherry was embracing more in the mid 80s, as part of his continuing musical journey from jazz, to global realms, to territory that might resonate more with the sound of the streets! There's no trumpet at all on the record, but Vincent Thekal plays tenor and soprano, to hold on to a jazz component – amidst lots of drum machine and keyboard parts from leader Gary Gritness, plus more from Olivier Portal – both musicians who somehow manage to evoke the global currents of earlier Don Cherry music, but in a very different way. Titles include "Mahakali", "Karmapa Chenno", "Universal Mother", "I Walk", "Malkauns", and "Degi Degi". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mahakali – The Music Of Don Cherry ... CD 9.99

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Dave GrusinTwo For The Road – The Music Of Henry Mancini ... CD
GRP, 1997. Used ... $1.99
Features Harvey Mason, John Patitucci, Tom Scott, and guest vocals by Diana Krall. CD

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Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors, & Barry AltschulAround Again – The Music Of Carla Bley ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
A trio take on the music of Carla Bley – and a record that takes us back to a time when Bley's compositions were showing up in the repertoire of the hippest trios of the 60s – long before she ever got the chance to make bigger records on her own! That sense of openness that Bley brought to jazz is perfectly captured here – and very evenly balanced between the piano of Iro Haarla, the bass of Ulf Krokfors, and drums of Barry Altschul – the last of whom is maybe more part of Bley's generation, but somehow feels even more youthful here! Haarla's got maybe a sharper approach on the piano than some of Bley's interpreters in years past – but also knows when to lay back and let the bass and drums emerge a bit more too – on titles that include "Ida Lupino", "Closer", "Batterie", "King Korn", "Intermission Music", "Around Again", "Start", and "Jesus Maria". CD

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Charlie HadenLiberation Music Orchestra ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $39.99
One of the most beautiful albums that Charlie Haden ever recorded – and if he only ever appeared on one record in his life, we'd still love him tremendously for this one! The album has a feel that's very much in keeping with both the "liberation" and "orchestra" in the title – "liberation", in that the music is filled with inspiration from South American sources, and has a strongly political feel at times; and "orchestra" because the group here is somewhat large, and filled with a tremendous array of expressive players – including Gato Barbieri on tenor, Dewey Redman on alto and tenor, Don Cherry on cornet and flutes, Michael Mantler on trumpet, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Robert Northern on French horn, Paul Motian and Andrew Cyrille on percussion, Carla Bley on piano, and Perry Robinson on clarinet. Haden leads these disparate talents through a set of tremendously focused music – filled with as many ideas as it is with a sense of humanity and soul – all to brilliantly point the way forward for the new sound of Impulse Records in the years after Coltrane's death! Titles include the classic "Song For Che", plus Ornette's "War Orphans", Carla Bley's "The Interlude", and "Song Of The United Front", by Hans Eisler, and with words by Brecht! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing.)

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Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, & Roy HargroveDirections In Music – Live At Massey Hall ... CD
Verve, 2002. Used ... $4.99
We have to admit, we had a lot of misgivings about this project before we gave it a chance and listened to it all the way through – but after all was said and done, we were quite impressed! While Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove and Michael Brecker all have the chops, recognition and reputations to make as many new recordings as they'd like, without resorting to pandering tributes, this project actually works beautifully and makes great sense. The group is rounded out by the elastic rhythms provided by John Patitucci (who seems to have graduated well beyond the sort of 6 string noodling he usually purveys) and Brian Blade. In most cases, we'd rather hear Miles doing Miles and Trane doing Trane, but this group manages to capture both the dark, brooding beauty of Miles' music and the deeper, soulful vein that Coltrane mined. Herbie sounds the best we've heard in ages and the highlight of this live set is a medley of Miles' "So What" and Coltrane's "Impressions", while the rest of the set is made up mostly of originals (2 more Coltrane pieces, "Naima" and "Tansition" are included) composed by members of the group like Hancock's "The Sorcerer" and Hargrove's "The Poet". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Zakir HussainMaking Music ... LP
ECM, 1987. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
With Hariprasad Chaurasia, John McLaughlin, and Jan Garbarek. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wayne ShorterMusic Of Wayne Shorter (3LP set) ... LP
Blue Engine, 2020. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $34.99 36.99
A fantastic tribute to the compositional genius of saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and one that also features some great performances from the man himself! We're don't always immediately gravitate to the work of the Jazz At Lincoln Center group, but this is a really special project – one that has the musicians delivering really inspired large group readings of classics from the Shorter songbook – as Wayne's horn settles in beautifully alongside a lineup that also includes Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, and Paul Nedzela on reeds – plus Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, and Ryan Kisor on trumpets – and Vincent Gardner on trombone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. Titles include "Hammer Head", "Diana", "Lost", "Armageddon", "Mama G", "Three Marias", "Teru", "Yes Or No", and "Contemplation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – very nicely done!)

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Spike JonesDinner Music For People Who Aren't Very Hungry ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A really goofy little record – one that has the great Spike Jones taking on the hi-fi generation – demonstrating the qualities of your system with a huge amount of sound effects mixed with music! (Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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George KellyGeorge Kelly Plays The Music Of Don Redman ... LP
Stash, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
With Glenn Zottola on trumpet and alto sax, Richard Wyands on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Butch Miles on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan KentonInnovations In Modern Music Vol 1 ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
A brilliant collection of work from Stan Kenton – recordings from his Innovations Orchestra, the groundbreaking group from the years 1950 and 1951, which featured players that include Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, and Laurindo Almeida! The work features Kenton in some of his most modern modes – taking the broad range of colors and tones he first started forging in the late 40s, and fusing them onto some modern jazz ideals of the early 50s. The result is some incredible music that still sounds extremely fresh today – tracks that still have a swinging rhythm and jazz-based solos, but which also have a keen ear towards the 20th Century Classical Music of mid century. Titles include Chico O'Farrill's haunting "Cuban Episode", with vocals and conga by Carlos Vidal – plus the haunting "Conflict", with a June Christy wordless vocal, and the titles "Trajectories", "Incident In Jazz", and "Solitaire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy green label pressing in a green cover. Cover has some splitting and marker.)

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Stan KentonKenton Showcase - The Music of Bill Russo and Bill Holman ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of the best Kenton LPs ever, and one that really shows the band's beautiful blend of avant garde playing with a swinging jazz sensibility. A 12" LP release of two 10" albums – one showcasing the arranging style of Bill Russo, the other of Bill Holman. Both sides are excellent, and filled with fantastic material played by Lee Konitz, Charlie Mariano, and other Kenton modernists. If you've ever wondered why the Kenton band was so great, check this one out. Tracks include "A Theme For Four Values", "Blues Before And After", "Bags" and "Hav A Havana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mel LewisSoft Lights Hot Music ... LP
Music Masters, 1988. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With featured soloists including Ralph Lalama, Glenn Drewes, Ted Nash, Kenny Wener, Joe Lovano, Jim Powell, Dick Oatts, Ed Neumeister, and John Mosca. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Gus MancusoMusic From New Faces ... LP
Fantasy, 1958. Sealed ... $14.99
Rare work from this very unusual player – tracks that feature Gus on tuba, with Red Mitchell on bass, Joe Romano on alto, and Pete Jolly on piano LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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Christian McBride/Nicholas Payton/Mark WhitfieldFingerpainting – Music Of Herbie Hancock ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used ... $4.99
Christian McBride on bass, Nicholas Payton on trumpet & flugelhorn &Mark Whitfield on electric & acoustic guitars. CD
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Hoops McCannHoops McCann Band Plays The Music Of Steely Dan ... LP
MCA, 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A fantastic record – all jazz fusion instrumentals of Steely Dan songs – played by an LA supergroup that includes some of the guys who worked on the sessions for the original records! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John McLaughlinMusic Spoken Here ... LP
Warner, 1982. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Great guitar from the legendary John McLaughlin – working here with a combo of French players, but in a style that still leaves his instrument out front in the lead! Keyboards from Katia LaBeque and Francois Couturier are used in relatively subtle ways – never overwhelming the acoustic elements of McLaughlin's guitar, but filling in the background with these shades and tones that nicely echo the shadows on the album's cover. John Paul Celea plays bass, with some echoes of early 80s fusion modes – but also knows how to keep things subtle, too – and titles include "Blues For LW", "The Translators", "Viene Clareando", "David", "Brise De Coeur", and "Loro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Helen MerrillMusic Makers ... LP
Owl (France), 1986. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Proof that Helen Merrill was continuing to grow as a singer – well into her fourth decade of recording! This obscure session was recorded in France in 1986 – with a lineup that includes Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Gordon Beck on acoustic and electric piano, and Stephane Grappelli on violin. In this spare setting, Merrill's are wonderfully at home – sadly picking her way through a host of tunes that includes great readings of some more familiar numbers, plus a few originals by players on the set. Titles include "Nuages", "Round Midnight", "A Tout Choisir", "As Time Goes By", "Laura", "Music Makers", "And She Still Is With Me", and "Solitude". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a PSI sticker and a small cutout notch.)

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Stephan MicusMusic Of Stones ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1989. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny RollinsModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Sonny Rollins ... CD
Atlantic, 1957. Used ... $3.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet with a very noteworthy addition – the great Sonny Rollins, whose work on this record really makes it a cut above the usual MJQ outing for Atlantic! As on the quartet's previous Music Inn album with Jimmy Giuffre, the addition of a reed player really inflects their trademark sound with a new range of sounds and feelings – and Rollins himself cuts back on the hardbop influences, and shows some great restraint in matching some of the group's more modern modes. Sonny only plays on 2 of the album's 6 tracks – but that's enough to open it up nicely – and on other numbers, the MJQ begin in their usual mellower mode, but then seem to step things up with more boppish inflections, almost anticipating Rollins' arrival on the last 2 numbers. Sonny plays on the tunes "Bag's Groove" and "Night In Tunisia" – and other titles include "Midsommer", "Festival Sketch", "Yardbird Suite", and an opening medley. CD
(Out of print.)

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Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 2 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 50s. Used ... $5.99
A great collection of Monk's 10" recordings for Blue Note – seminal not only for the label's commitment to a modernist bop ideal, but also for Monk's integration in the growing collection of top-level jazz players on the New York scene. The work's notable also for the fact that Monk's playing in group settings – not trio ones – and here, his early writing for and interplay with saxes and trumpet would certainly have a strong effect on the development of modern jazz in the 50s. Titles on this second volume include "Four In One", "Ask Me Now", "Criss Cross", "Skippy", "Hornin In", "Sixteen", and "Let's Cool One" – and this new version features a total of 18 tracks with great remastering and some rare alternate takes! CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy MorrowMusic For Dancing Feet ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label deep groove mono pressing. Cover has aging.)

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Sal MoscaSal Mosca Music ... CD
Interplay/Art Union (Japan), 1977. Used ... $28.99
Fantastic solo work from Sal Mosca – an overlooked modernist who really sounds great in this format! Titles include "Vitamin Blues", "MFM", "Iota Go", "KLM", and "A Family Song" – all originals! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Bob MosesWhen Elephants Dream Of Music ... CD
Gramavision/Rhino, 1983. Used ... $9.99
With a great lineup that includes David Friedman on vibes, Bill Frissel on guitar, Terumasa Hino on cornet, Jim Pepper on tenor, and guest vocals from Toni Wilson, Jeanne Lee, and Sheila Jordan. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gerry Mulligan with Scott HamiltonSoft Lights & Sweet Music – Gerry Mulligan Meets Scott Hamilton ... LP
Concord, 1986. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A lot nicer than you might think – very well-conceived, with some originals by Mulligan, too! Titles include "Gone", "Soft Lights & Sweet Music", "Noblesse", and "Ghosts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on the spine.)

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Music Revelation EnsembleNo Wave ... LP
Moers (Germany), 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Classic early 80s material by this legendary group of New York heavies that featured James Blood Ulmer, David Murray, Amin Ali, and Ronald Shannon Jackson. The prototype for the Vernon Reid/Melvin Gibbs Black Rock sound gets laid by these jazzy dudes fusing free loft style east coast blowing with extroverted rock influenced rhythms, funky vamping and skittering rhythms that collide in a way that supports the title of this album. 4 relatively long tracks: "Time Table", "Big Tree", "Baby Talk", and "Sound Check". LP, Vinyl record album

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Music SoupCut To The Chase ... CD
Chicken Coup, 2016. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Randy Napoleon/Bill HeidBrothers – The Music Of Gregg Hill ... CD
Cold Plunge, 2019. Used ... $4.99
A split release from guitarist Randy Napoleon and pianist and vocalist Bill Heid. CD

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New Orleans Jazz OrchestraSongs – The Music Of Allen Toussaint ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A really nice take on the music of New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – a record that sets things up in new jazz-based arrangements that open up whole new sides of the songs! You'll know most of the numbers here – especially if you've got any of Toussaint's classic albums or productions in your collection – yet the approach is nicely different, with rich horn shadings that make for a very different vibe – but which still get vocal treatment on most numbers, from singers who include Dee Dee Bridgewater, Philip Manuel, and Gerald French. Adonis Rose handles drums with a nice Nola groove, and also directed the whole thing too – and titles include "Working In The Coal Mine", "Southern Nights", "It's Raining", "Zimple Street", "Ruler Of My Heart", "Java", and "Gert Town". CD

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James NewtonMystery School – Music For Wind Quintet ... LP
India Navigation, 1980. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Features John Carter on clarinet, Red Callender on tuba, John Nunez on bassoon, Charles Owens on obie and english horn, and Newton on flute. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has half split seams with clear tape at the ends, a dent in the opening, and some surface wear.)

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Red NorvoMusic To Listen To Red Norvo By ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. Used ... $9.99
Red Norvo's dragged his vibes out into a field of wildflowers – and while we hate to think what that's done to the sound of his instrument (not to mention his hayfever), we can definitely say that the album's a groovy treat from the decade when Red was turning out some of his finest music ever! The "Music To Listen To" title is a nod towards some of the mood music sets of the time – but that quality is here in title only, as the album's definitely an all-jazz affair – one that expands out the original Norvo trio sound to sextet formation – getting some wonderful sounds from Buddy Collette on flute, Bill Smith on clarinet, Barney Kessell on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all players who can hit the fresh, modern tones that Norvo's known for, but who also help things swing nicely overall. The flute/clarinet mix is especially sweet – a fluttering, bird-like sort of reed effect – and titles include "Divertimento", "Red Sails", "Poeme", "Rubricity", and "The Red Broom". CD
(Out of print.)

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NY 5 (Michael Urbaniak)Music For Violin & Jazz Quartet ... LP
Jam, 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Urbaniak's joined by Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams and Ted Dunbar in the New York Five, playing a more straight set than some of the fusion sides he's more well known for. The group's infused with a nice soul jazz sensibility to the mostly boppish numbers, including a couple of numbers by Horace Silver and Stanley Turrentine that they bounce along nicely on, and sort of undermine any preconceptions you might get from the album's title. 8 tracks in all, including "Yeah", "Sugar", 'House Of Jade", "Silver Serenade", "Cookin' At The Continental" and "Deadline". LP, Vinyl record album

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Orange Then BlueOrange Then Blue – Music For Jazz Orchestra ... LP
GM Recordings, 1987. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Orchestral jazz with featured soloists including Dave Clark on bass, Bruce Barth on piano, Dave Mann on alto sax, John LaPorta on clarinet, Peter cirelli on euphonium, Tim Hagans and Roy Okutani on trumpet, Matt Darriau on soprano, Dave Finucane on tenor sax, George Schuller on drums, and Pat Hollenbeck on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album

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Other Dimensions In MusicTime Is Of The Essence Is Beyond Time ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2000. Used ... $7.99
Featuring Daniel Carter on reeds, Roy Campbell Jr on trumpet, William Parker on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums – plus Matthew Shipp on piano! CD
(Disc has a few marks but plays fine.)

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Other Dimensions In Music with Fay VictorKaiso Stories ... CD
Silkheart (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Vocalist Fay Victor joins the wonderful group Other Dimensions In Music – for a performance that really helps deepen the sound and knock the whole thing out of the park! Make no mistake, we already love the instrumental side of the group – Roy Campbell on trumpets and other instruments, Daniel Carter on saxes and flute, William Parker on bass, and Charles Downs on drums and percussion – all shifting instruments, and working together in a mode that's very strongly in a legacy that runs from the AACM through the loft jazz generation! But the presence of Victor's voice really adds a whole new layer – contributions from various texts, which are spoken and sung, but in ways that are as unconventional as the music that Campbell and Carter make on their horns. Titles include "An Open Letter", "We Is We Trini", "Saltfish Refried", "Three Friends Advised", "Kitch Goes Home", and "John Gilman Wants Tobacco". CD

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Charles Owens New York Art EnsemblePlays The Music Of Harry Warren Vol 1 ... LP
Discovery, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Ray Brown, George Cables, Roy McCurdy, Red Callender, and James Newton. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ulysses Owens JrSongs Of Freedom – The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, & Joni Mitchell ... CD
Resilience, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Key proof that great songs never get old – and maybe even more, that the political messages of yesterday still have plenty of power today! Drummer Ulysses Owens mines the righteous territory of the 60s and 70s here – bringing together songs originally performed by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell – all with a fresher, more contemporary approach that resonates surprisingly strongly – especially given the superb vocals on the album by Rene Marie, Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, and Joanna Majoko! You'll no doubt know some of these songs – and most of the originals have been inspiring us for many years – but Owens finds a great way to open them up and make them sound even more vibrant, working with a group that also includes Allyn Johnson on Fender Rhodes and Hammond, David Rosenthal on guitars, and Reuben Rogers on bass. Titles include "Balm In Gilead", "Borderline", "Driva Man", "Baltimore", "Everything Must Change", "Freedom Day", "Be My Husband", "Mississippi Goddamn", and "Both Sides Now". CD

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Cecil PayneCecil Payne Performing Charlie Parker Music ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
As you'd expect from the title, this one features Cecil Payne performing a number of Charlie Parker compositions – and for the Charlie Parker label, no less! The session has a slightly off-beat quality, given that Payne's horn is a baritone, and not an alto, like Parker's – but given the fluid approach that Cecil always used, the sound is great – thanks also to support from a great combo that includes Duke Jordan on piano, Clark Terry on trumpet, Charlie Persip on drums, and Ron Carter on bass. Titles include "Cool Blues", "The Hymn", "Communion", and "Bongo Beep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Cecil Payne, Phil Woods, & OthersBirds Night – A Celebration Of The Music Of Charlie Parker ... LP
Savoy, 1957. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A really well done memorial to the (then) recently-departed Charlie Parker – cut with an unusual lineup that features Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Phil Woods on alto, and Frank Socolow on tenor – all working through long, laidback takes of 4 of Bird's best known compositions! There's a really relaxed feel to the record that's totally great – and the players aren't so much aping the sound of Charlie Parker's work, as they are working in the newer freedoms allows by it – stretching out in freely creative lines that never fail to please, and working here with a rhythm section that includes Duke Jordan on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The album was recorded live at the Five Spot – and titles include "Parker's Mood", "Steeplechase", "Buzzy", and "Scrapple From The Apple". Great 80s pressing – done on 2LPs – with lots of unissued material! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Bob PernaMusic My Way ... LP
Angelaco, 1981. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Bob Perna was a Chicago trumpter who led a small combo during the 70s out in the western suburbs, playing here in a big band setting with Bob Samborski on trombone, piano, and synthesizer, Larry Gianneschi on sax, Frank Vera Gualtieri on trombone, Henry Guaglianone on drums, Roel Trevino on percussion, Don Loizzo on piano, and Ken Haebich on bass. Guest musicians include John Hutchens and Dave Creighton on sax, Al Blatter on piano, Bob Allen on bass, and Ed Wollrab on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Enrico PieranunziInfant Eyes – Enrico Pieranunzi Plays The Music Of Wayne Shorter ... CD
Challenge/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... $16.99
A really wonderful album from Enrico Pieranunzi, maybe one of our favorite albums from the pianist – but that probably also has a lot to do with the material! The songs are all compositions by the legendary Wayne Shorter – some from his earlier years, some from a time when his sound was darker and more dynamic – all brought together here in a warm flow that really transforms the tunes, and does a great job of linking together two generations of Shorter's music! The record has that gentle mix of boldness and space that Pieranunzi delivers when he's at his best – which is definitely the case here – and support is from Hein Van de Geyn on bass and Hans Van Oosterhout on drums – on titles that include "Capricorn", "ESP", "Infant Eyes", "Nefertiti", "Pinocchio", "Wildflower", and "Sleeping Dancer Sleep On". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Jean Luc PontyUpon The Wings Of Music ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby Previte/Jamie Saft/Nels ClineMusic From The Early 21st Centry ... CD
Rare Noise (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A pretty heady little set, from a pretty heady trio of talents – drummer Bobby Previte, guitarist Nels Cline, and keyboardist Jamie Saft – who works here on Hammond, Fender Rhodes, and mini-moog! The music is very dark and often distorted – as if the other two musicians have borrowed some of Cline's love of effects, which are often used to deepen and abstract his sound – which is definitely the case here, as the music builds in waves of fuzz that bring a very progressive feel to the record – a bit like some of those great early 70s experimental sets that were equal parts jazz and psych. Titles include "Parkour", "Paywall", "Totes", "Occession", "The New Weird", "Machine Learning", "Woke", and "Flash Mob". CD
Also available Music From The Early 21st Centry (with bonus track) ... LP 28.99

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Bobby Previte/Jamie Saft/Nels ClineMusic From The Early 21st Centry (with bonus track) ... LP
Rare Noise (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.98
A pretty heady little set, from a pretty heady trio of talents – drummer Bobby Previte, guitarist Nels Cline, and keyboardist Jamie Saft – who works here on Hammond, Fender Rhodes, and mini-moog! The music is very dark and often distorted – as if the other two musicians have borrowed some of Cline's love of effects, which are often used to deepen and abstract his sound – which is definitely the case here, as the music builds in waves of fuzz that bring a very progressive feel to the record – a bit like some of those great early 70s experimental sets that were equal parts jazz and psych. Titles include "Parkour", "Paywall", "Totes", "Occession", "The New Weird", "Machine Learning", "Woke", and "Flash Mob". LP also features the bonus track "Post Human". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music From The Early 21st Centry ... CD 14.99

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Ishmael Reed & OthersConjure – Music For The Texts Of Ishmael Reed ... LP
American Clave, 1987. Very Good ... $5.99
A pretty interesting album – one in which a host of jazz and rock players pay set music to texts written by consciousness-raiser/sci-fi author Ishmael Reed. There's a few goofy moments on the set, but if you've read Reed's work, you'll also know that goofiness and oddity are part of the package – elements that are handled nicely here by musicians like David Murray, Allen Toussaint, Arto Lindsay, Milton Cardona, and Kip Hanrahan, who put the whole thing together. Reed himself is also on the record – and titles include "Jes' Grew", "Oakland Blues", "Dualism", and "Dualism (2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, with a bit of marker and Audiophile sticker on back. Labels have ink stamps.)

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Henri Renaud Et Son QuartetteDance & Mood Music Vol 8 ... LP
Chappell (France), 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
(Sound Library, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some peeling at the top flip-back.)

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Sal SalvadorMusic To Stop Smoking By ... LP
Roulette, 1963. Sealed ... $29.99
Well, this one's not really the kind of album that will make you throw away your Marlboros – but it is a great set of jazz tracks by Sal Salvador, despite a goofy cover and title! The album was issued by Roulette during the time of its "how to strip" and "how to bellydance" classics – but it's honestly just a straight batch of jazz tunes played by Sal on guitar, with small combo backing that includes Ray Starling on piano, John Beal on bass, and Lennie McBrowne on drums. Sal's guitar is right out front, sounding as strong as on other albums of the period – and the only relation to the title of the set is in the choice of tunes, all which are kind of jokes on quitting smoking: "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "I'll Never Be Free", "You Go To My Head", "You Irritate Me So", and the original tune "Stop Smoking Or Else Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, so we can't guarantee if the booklet is included.)

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John ScofieldThat's What I Say – John Scofield Plays The Music Of Ray Charles ... CD
Verve, 2005. Used ... $4.99
With Larry Golding on piano, Hammond B3 organ, Worlizer & vibes, Willie Weeks on bass & Ampeg baby bass & Steve Jordan on drums, cocktail drums, tambourine & background vocals. CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Tony ScottMusic For Zen Meditation ... CD
Verve, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
Beautiful work from reed player Tony Scott – recorded during a time when he was doing a lot of soul-searching with Eastern cultures! The set's a stripped-down batch of long tracks, with Scott's clarinet in the lead, and backing by 2 Japanese musicians on Koto and Shackuhachi. The tracks are shortish, and are designed as platforms for Zen Meditation. Titles include "To Drift Like The Clouds", "Satori", "Za Zen", and "Is Not All One?". (Global Grooves, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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SF Jazz CollectiveLive At The SF Jazz Center 2013 – Music of Chick Corea & New Compositions ... CD
SF Jazz, 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... About November 5, 2020
... CD

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SF Jazz CollectiveLive At The SF Jazz Center 2014 – Music Of Joe Henderson & Original Compositions ... CD
SF Jazz, 2015. New Copy 2 CDs ... About November 5, 2020
... CD
(Limited numbered edition.)

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SF Jazz CollectiveLive At The SF Jazz Center 2015 – The Music Of Michael Jackson & Original Compositions ... CD
SF Jazz, 2015. New Copy 2CD ... About November 5, 2020
... CD

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SF Jazz CollectiveLive At The SF Jazz Center 2016 – The Music Of Miles Davis & Original Compositions ... CD
SF Jazz, 2016. New Copy 2CD ... About November 5, 2020
... CD

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SF Jazz CollectiveLive At The SF Jazz Center 2017 – The Music Of Ornette Coleman, Stevie Wonder, & Thelonious Monk (2CD & DVD) ... CD
SF Jazz, 2017. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... About November 5, 2020
... CD

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SF Jazz CollectiveLive At The SF Jazz Center 2018 – The Music Of Antonio Carlos Jobim & Original Compositions ... CD
SF Jazz, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... About November 5, 2020
... CD

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SF Jazz CollectiveLive In New York 2011 – Season 8 – Music Of Stevie Wonder & New Compositions (3CD set) ... CD
SF Jazz, 2011. New Copy 3 CDs ... About November 4, 2020
... CD
(Limited numbered edition.)
 
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Mario AdnetJobim Jazz ... CD
Adventure Music, 2007. Used ... $6.99
Jazz versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – all done by a group arranged and directed by guitarist Mario Adnet, and featuring guest work from Joyce, Helio Delmiro, Romero Lumbambo, and others! The sound here is really fresh – not merely just a reworking of Jobim's original ideals, but a recasting of them in lightly arranged modes that often take on the shapes, colors, and textures of work by Moacir Santos – styles that are warm, but often have some sharper edges underneath, thanks to great interplay between the instruments. Bits of horns, guitar, piano, and percussion all come together with a tremendous sense of grace – and titles include "Tema Jazz", "Sue Ann", "Domingo Sincopado", "So Danco Samba", "Paulo Voo Livre", "Polo Pony", and "Bate Boca". (Brazil, Jazz) CD
(Case has some light edgewear & a punch through digipack barcode.)

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Geri AllenOpen On All Sides – In The Middle ... LP
Minor Music (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With David McMurray on soprano sax and flute, Racy Biggs on trumpet, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Steve Coleman on alto, and Tani Tabbal on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Geri AllenPrintmakers ... CD
Minor Music (Germany), 1984. Used ... $19.99
With Anthony Cox on bass and Andrew Cyrille on percussion. Titles include "A Celebration Of All Life", "Eric", "Running As Fast As You Can", "Printmakers", and "D & V". CD
(Out of print.)

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David AmramLive At Musikfest! ... CD
New Chamber Music, 1990. Used ... $7.99
Featuring special guest Paquito de Rivera on alto, clarinet, bells and congas. CD

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Ray Anderson/Mark Helias/Gerr HemingwayYou Be ... LP
Minor Music (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Features Ray Anderson on trombone, Gerry Hemingway on drums and percussion, and Mark Helias on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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