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Duke EllingtonBethlehem Years Vol 1 (aka Historically Speaking) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Near Mint- ... $2.99 6.99
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a slightly older-styled mode. Much of the material is from the earlier songbook of the orchestra – but it's done here with some slight modern touches that show the 50s impulses of the group firmly in place. Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Harry Carney on baritone sax – and titles include "Midriff", "Ko Ko", "Lonesome Lullaby", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", "Jack The Bear", "Stompy Jones", and "Creole Love Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue.)

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Dexter GordonBethlehem Years (aka Daddy Plays The Horn) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of Dexter Gordon's proudest moments of the 50s – a rock-solid session for Bethlehem – easily one of the best-remembered hardbop sides from the label's California years! The album's got a relaxed, free-blown sound that's quite nice – with Dex in the lead on tenor, supported by the trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums. Gordon's perhaps not as fully imaginative as he would become in the 60s, but his sound and control is still great throughout – and the rhythm section really helps knock this one out of the park. Titles include versions of "Darn That Dream", "Autumn In New York", "You Can Depend On Me", and "Confirmation", plus two originals "Number Four" and "Daddy Plays The Horn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover appears to have been signed by the artist in back, but is unfortunately stained with some peeled spots and stuck-on paper.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneTurning Point – The Bethlehem Years ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice selection of recordings done by John Coltrane for Bethlehem Records – mostly cut during December of 1957, and issued on the albums The Winner's Circle and Art Blakey Big Band! The music's a bit atypical for Trane, but is more than just a curiosity, with Trane fitting nicely into the poll winner's type setting of the first session and heavier large lineup of the latter nicely. 7 numbers in all, including "Pristine", "If I'm Lucky (I'll Be The One)", "Tippin'", "Midriff", "Turtle Walk", "Love & The Weather" and "The Outer World". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)
 
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Cozy Cole, Red Allen, Charlie Shavers & OthersJazz At The Metropole ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99 28.99
A very cool, very unusual session – one that features Al Jazzbo Collins narrating a live performance from the Metropole club in New York – a trad jazz date, but one that's done with a mighty gritty edge! There's plenty of trumpet in the lead – and Red Allen sings on a few numbers with a style that's almost R&B – and which shows that the space between different jazz genres isn't so great if you know where to look. Both Allen and Charlie Shavers get in plenty of great solos, and Cozy Cole provides some nicely sharp rhythms as well. Titles include the long jammer "Jazz At The Metropole" – plus "Buddy Bolden Said", "Cotton Tail", "Kiss The Baby", and "Trumpet Conversation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl has some light crackling during the introduction on side one, but soon plkays very well overall. Cover has light wear, and a trace of laminate peeling – but is very nice overall.)

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John Coltrane with Art BlakeyComplete Lee Kraft Sessions With Art Blakey (Art Blakey Big Band/Hard Drive) ... CD
Bethlehem/Lonehill (Spain), 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Crackling hardbop from the pivotal jazz year of 1957 – featuring 2 rare Bethelehem albums by drummer Art Blakey, one of which features some great tenor work from a young John Coltrane! First up on the set is a rare big band session by Blakey – featuring the master drummer at the helm of a large group that includes Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Melba Liston, Sahib Shihab, Walter Bishop, and Al Cohn – coming together in a surprisingly fierce horn formation – almost like a regular Jazz Messengers group, but with triple horn power! Coltrane gets in a few nice licks on the big band tracks – and also steps out in two sparer quintet tracks from the same session – recorded with Byrd, Bishop, and Blakey in a more solo-focused sound. The last 7 tracks on the set are from the album Hard Drive – recorded with a group that includes here Junior Mance, Johnny Griffin, and Bill Hardman. The tracks are a bit freer than some of Blakey's Blue Note work – with more of a focus on the solos of the players, all held in check by Blakey's fiercely driven drumming. The CD features 15 tracks in all – titles that include "Pristine", "Tippin", "Midriff", "The Outer World", "Ain't Life Grand", "Late Date", "Deo X", "Sweet Sakeena", "Late Spring", "Krafty", and "For Miles & Miles". CD

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Chris ConnorChris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
A great set of tracks that represents some of Chris Connor's first recordings as a solo act – culled from earlier ep and 10" releases, and issued here on a full LP with a total of 14 tracks. Backing is by three groups – the Ellis Larkin Trio, Vinnie Burke's Quartet, and Sy Oliver's Orchestra – and Chris is in fine fine form, vocalizing with that icy tone we love so much, a bit sad, and a bit mellow, but always heartfelt, without the forced emotion of other singers of her generation. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Goodbye", "Spring Is Here", "Ask Me", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "He's Coming Home". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Cayre pressing. Cover has thin stains at the sides.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisEddie's Function ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956/1957. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Excellent early sides originally cut for King by Lockjaw, working in tight small group formats with Shirley Scott and Doc Bagby. Some of the trios are augmented with conga by Ray Baretto, but all the tracks pop nicely, and since these were originally cut for issue on 45s, there's an economy to the playing to get everything said in a short span of time. A dozen numbers in all, including "Eddie's Function", "People Will Say We're In Love", "I Wanna Be Loved", "Satin Doll", "You Are Too Beautiful", "Lady Bird", "Scotty Boo", "Ebb Tide", "Tiajuana", "Out Of Nowhere", "All Of You" and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light wear.)

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Booker ErvinBook Cooks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge – heard to perfection on this great little session, which is equal parts hard swinging soul jazz and dark-tinged early 60s modern! Zoot Sims joins Booker in the front line, and the two of them trade tenor solos throughout on the album's long compositions – grooving with a great sextet that includes Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond on the kit! Cuts include "Largo", "The Book Cooks", "The Blue Book", and "Git It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDaddy Plays The Horn (remastered edition) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1955. Used ... $8.99
One of Dexter Gordon's proudest moments of the 50s – a rock-solid session for Bethlehem – easily one of the best-remembered hardbop sides from the label's California years! The album's got a relaxed, free-blown sound that's quite nice – with Dex in the lead on tenor, supported by the trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums. Gordon's perhaps not as fully imaginative as he would become in the 60s, but his sound and control is still great throughout – and the rhythm section really helps knock this one out of the park. Titles include versions of "Darn That Dream", "Autumn In New York", "You Can Depend On Me", and "Confirmation", plus two originals "Number Four" and "Daddy Plays The Horn". CD
(2013 remastered edition.)

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Urbie GreenLyrical Language Of Urbie Green (aka East Coast Jazz Series #6) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Near Mint- ... $5.99 7.99
One of the strongest albums ever cut by trombonist Urbie Green – a player who had a heck of a lot of talent, but who unfortunately could sometimes end up in some schmaltzy settings. Fortunately, this isn't one of them – as the group includes players like Jimmy Lyon on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, Osie Johnson on drums, and Ike Horowitz on tenor – actually a nom-du-date for Al Cohn! The arrangements are tight, but never too much so – and there's a good degree of spirit in both the playing, and the compositions – some of which are by arranger Marion Evans. Titles include "Sneaky Pete", "Sassafras", "Melody In Bb", "How About You", and "Mutation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has light wear and small sticker remnants.)

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JJ Johnson & Kai WindingNuf Said ... CD
Bethlehem, 1957. Used ... $5.99
A great mid 50s recordings by one of the greatest pairings in popular jazz of the time – the twin-trombone lead work of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding, both players who'd come from differing backgrounds, but who created a wonderful new sound together! The interplay between the trombones on thesession is wonderful – a strongly pronounced mini-horn section – yet one that's fluid enough to work at a nice boppish pace, especially when paired with a rhythm section of Dick Katz and Al Harewood. Titles include "Thou Swell", "Gong Rock", "Out Of This World", "Lope City", "Mad About The Boy", "That's How I Feel About You", "Stolen Bass", and "It's All Right With Me". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Booker LittleBooker Little Featuring George Coleman – Complete Recordings (Booker Little & Friend/Booker Little 4 & Max Roach) ... CD
Bethlehem/United Artists/Lonehill (Spain), 1958/1961. Used ... $7.99
2 of the best studio albums from the legendary trumpeter Booker Little – back to back on 1 CD! The first 7 tracks on the set are from the Bethlehem album Booker Little & Friend – a fantastic sextet session recorded in 1961, shortly before Booker Little's death, and filled with all the promise and power he ever packed into his playing! The lineup includes Julian Preister, George Coleman, and Pete La Roca, and the groove is tight modern hard bop all the way through. An excellent album, and one of the best recordings ever on Bethlehem – with tracks that include "Matilde", "Booker's Blues", "Forward Flight", and "Victory and Sorrow". Next up are 6 tracks from the album Booker Little 4 & Max Roach – recorded for United Artists in 1958, at a time when Little was in the Max Roach band. The album is virtually a Max Roach session, as it features regular Roach group members Coleman and Little – plus bassist Art Davis and pianist Tommy Flanagan – all of whom fall perfectly into line behind Roach's masterful drumming on tracks like "Rounder's Mood", "Dungeon Waltz", and "Jewel's Tempo". 13 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Frank MinionSoft Land Of Make Believe ... LP
Bethlehem, 1959. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the coolest jazz vocal albums you'll ever find! Frank Minion sings this suite of tracks billed as an "Introduction To Black Opium Street", and he puts the music together with little recitations in between the tracks, so that the whole thing sounds like one of the great Langston Hughes jazz albums from the same period. Minion's singing voice is in the same rich-toned tradition as singers like Johnny Hartman, but his speaking voice is raw and very soulful – and he gets more than able backing by a great set of players that includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Roland Alexander on tenor and flute, Dannie Richmond on drums, and Paul Chambers on bass. The whole album sounds more like a rare session on Candid than it does the usual stuff on Bethlehem – and it's a surprisingly hip album that still holds up well over the years! Titles include "Oddsville USA", "Bongo Blues", "Autobiography Of A Musician", "Watermelon", "Flamenco Sketches", "Laughing Boy", and "Later". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, with insert – PAP 23025. Cover has very light wear on the top seam, but is nice overall.)

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Oscar PettifordFinest Of Oscar Pettiford (aka Another One) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Don't let the Another One title make you think this is some passable record that repeats earlier ideas – because the set is a real gem in the 50s catalog of bassist Oscar Pettiford, and one of his strongest dates as a leader! Pettiford really sparkles here – leading a great group that features key 50s modernists like Gigi Gryce on alto, Jerome Richardson on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, and Donald Byrd on trumpet – all tightly arranged at most moments, but given enough space on the set to strike out and state their own ideas. Pettiford's bass is wonderfully upfront in the mix, leading off most tunes with a nice sense of force – and titles include some really wonderful original material – like "Oscalypso", "Don't Squawk", "Bohemia After Dark", "Minor Seventh Heaven", and "Kamman's A Comin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Nina Simone/Chris Connor/Carmen McRaeNina Simone & Her Friends – An Intimate Variety Of Vocal Charm (180 gram emerald green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 36.99
A classic collection of work from Bethlehem Records – a package that brings together some of their strongest jazz singers of the time, under a cover image that's similar to the first album by Nina Simone! The difference here is that the record features a killer non-LP track by Nina – the stunning "African Mailman" – a righteous groover that points the way towards some of her work to come in the 60s – alongside versions of "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "I Loves You Porgy", and "For All We Know". The set also features the great Chris Connor singing "Cottage For Sale", "What Is There To Say", "Try a Little Tenderness", and "Good Bye" – plus Carmen McRae delivering nice takes on "Old Devil Moon", "You Made Me Care", "Last Time For Love", and "Too Much In Love To Care". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on emerald green vinyl!)

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Zoot SimsDown Home (70s pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A really great little set from Zoot Sims – earthy, and almost a bit more fragile than much of his other work! There's a real "down home" feel to the whole record – as Zoot blows comfortably and easily in a quartet with Dave McKenna on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – making a rare non-Mingus appearance for the set! Zoot's horn has a bit more dirt in the tone than on some of his "cleaner" sessions – a style that we like a lot, and which really fits the feeling of the set. Titles include "Doggin' Around", "Avalon", "Jive At Five", "I've Heard That Blues", and "Goodnite Sweetheart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Mal WaldronLeft Alone ... LP
Bethlehem, 1959. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A beautiful album by Mal Waldron – recorded in 1960, after the passing of Billie Holiday, and a very loving tribute by Waldron, who was her accompanist for a number of years. The set moves way past the usual "Holiday songbook" mode, and features instead a dark batch of tracks, two written by Waldron – "Minor Pulsation" and "Cat Walk" – a third written by him and Holiday, the famous tune "Left Alone". Jackie McLean plays some fantastic alto sax on the version of "Left Alone", and the rest of the tracks are trio tracks played by Waldron, Julian Euell, and Al Dreares. The set also features one very strange track – "Mal Waldron: The Way He Remembers Billie Holiday" – which is an interview with Waldron about Billie! And sure, there were many cash-in records after Billie Holiday died, but this is one of the best, and it comes from a very legitimate source! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with obi – Trio PAP 23001.)

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Stu WilliamsonStu Williamson ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. Used ... $14.99
A really sparkling session from trumpeter Stu Williamson – one of a few great records he cut for the Bethlehem label in the 50s, and a set that's one of the cookingest from the company at the time! Stu's trumpet lines are already mighty nice – tight, and often a bit bolder than others from the west coast – and he's got some excellent company on saxophone here – the great young Charlie Mariano on alto, playing with a nice edge on a few tracks – plus equally great work from Bill Holman on tenor and Jimmy Guiffre on baritone. The rhythm section cooks nicely, too – with a boppish swing on the best numbers, delivered on piano by Claude Williamson, bass by Leroy Vinnegar, and drums by Mel Lewis. Titles include "Oom's Tune", "Big Red", "Red Cross", "Hongry Child", and "Pee Jay". CD
(2013 Japanese pressing – still sealed with obi!)

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Kai Winding & JJ JohnsonFinest Of Kai Winding & JJ Johnson (aka K + JJ – East Coast Jazz Series No 7) ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A cool quintet session from the great trombonists JJ Johnson and Kai Winding – one that really lets their twin horns soar free together – with only a bit of light backing to spur them on! The group's got a great rhythm section – with Dick Katz on piano, Al Harewood on drums, and either Milt Hinton or Wendell Marshall on bass – and the format is simple, but wonderful – as Kai and JJ step out tightly on the leads, then trade solo lines with effortless easy – almost in the way a jazz vocal harmony group might at the time! The pair recorded often together, but this set's still one of their greatest – and titles include "Stolen Bass", "Out Of This World", "Gong Rock", "Lope City", and "That's How I Feel About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light ringwear, some edge wear, and some spots of gloss separation.)

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✨✧ Booker ErvinBook Cooks (second pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge – heard to perfection on this great little session, which is equal parts hard swinging soul jazz and dark-tinged early 60s modern! Zoot Sims joins Booker in the front line, and the two of them trade tenor solos throughout on the album's long compositions – grooving with a great sextet that includes Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond on the kit! Cuts include "Largo", "The Book Cooks", "The Blue Book", and "Git It". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Bennie GreenCatwalk (aka Hornful Of Soul) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer of an album from one of the best hardbop trombonists of the 50s! This original's always been wickedly hard to find, and it comes from that later period when the Bethlehem label was cutting records that had a lot more of a soulful groove than earlier years. Bennie's playing with a hip group of underground players that includes Jimmy Forrest on tenor, Lem Davis on alto, and Skip Hall on organ – and although the tracks are short, they've got a fire that gets the job done in double-time, and which makes you think you're hearing some session on Prestige. Titles include "Catwalk", "Dee Dee", "Dibblin & Dabblin", and "Groove One". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Vinyl has light sleeve marks, cover has some light edge & ring wear.)

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanAll Of Me (70s pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although the world always remembers Johnny Hartman best for his Impulse recordings with Coltrane, we've always dug some of his earlier stuff – like this album – because the sound's a bit rawer, and the style's got more of a kick! The magical Hartman voice is presented in two great settings – one a small orchestra directed by Frank Hunter, the other an even cooler group headed by Ernie Wilkins – with great horn work from players who include Anthony Ortega, Howard McGhee, Jerome Richardson, and Lucky Thompson! The tracks are familiar, but done with that dusky Hartman style – and titles include "I Could Make You Care", "The Lamp Is Low", "Stella By Starlight", "All Of Me", and a very haunting rendition of "The End Of A Love Affair". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny HartmanSongs From The Heart ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little album from Johnny Hartman – recorded back in the mid 50s for Bethlehem, in the years before he recorded his more famous dates for the Impulse label! The set has Johnny singing nice and mellow – with backing by a group led by pianist Ralph Sharon, one of Tony Bennett's longtime accompanists, with added trumpet by Howard McGhee – which creates some nicely moody interplay in the relatively spare setting of the session. Hartman's vocals are a dream, as always – and tracks include "What Is There To Say", "Moonlight In Vermont", "I'll Remember April", "Down In The Depths", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", and "We'll Be Together Again". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on Trio, with obi – a great copy!)

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✨✧ Stan LeveyThis Time The Drum's On Me ... CD
Bethlehem, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little bit of bop from LA – a tightly-crafted mid 50s date for the Bethlehem label – featuring drummer Stan Levey at the head of a great group of horn players! The album features some standout work from Dexter Gordon on tenor – making a rare appearance here as a sideman – and the frontline of the sextet also features Conte Candoli on trumpet and Frank Rosolino on trombone – both well-matched players, especially at this point in their careers. The group's completed by Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Lou Levy on piano – and there's a bit more bite on some tracks than the usual Bethlehem set. Titles include "Diggin For Diz", "Ruby My Dear", "Tune Up", "Stanley The Steamer", and "This Time The Drum's On Me". CD
(2001 Avenue Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ Herbie MannHerbie Mann Plays ... CD
Bethlehem, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sprightly early work from the great Herbie Mann – key proof that Herb was always a hell of a talent on his chosen instrument! Mann blows both conventional flute and alto flute on the record – with a deftness of notes that may be the most fluid recorded at that date in jazz – especially given the loose quartet format of the album, which leaves plenty of room for Herbie right out front. Instrumentation includes guitar from either Joe Puma or Benny Weeks, bass from Keith Hodgson or Whitey Mitchell, and drums from Lee Rockey and Herbie Wasserman – but it's clear throughout that Mann's the main star of the set, and he really manages to do a hell of a lot in a very tight space. Titles include "After Work", "Chicken Little", "The Purple Grotto", "Spring Morning", "Deep Night", and "Moon Dreams". CD version includes 3 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie Rouse & Paul QuinichetteChase Is On (70s pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer – and one of the greatest records ever cut on Bethlehem! Charlie Rouse and Paul Quinichette go head to head in a hard-blown session that's very different than most of the work on Bethlehem – grooving in a free-wheeling "chase" mode, as you might guess from the title – with lots of heavy tenor in the lead, cooking at a level that's more like a Prestige or Savoy session from the 50s! The group's as tight as can be – with some killer drum work from Ed Thigpen, and piano by either Wynton Kelly or Hank Jones. Titles include "The Chase Is On", "You're Cheating Yourself", "Knittin", "Tender Trap", and "When The Blues Come On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusScenes In The City (aka Modern Jazz Symposium Of Music & Poetry) ... LP
Bethlehem/Affinity (UK), 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album – one of our favorite-ever records from Charles Mingus! The album was recorded in the same breath as his legendary works Tijuana Moods, The Clown, and Pithecanthropus Erectus – and it features the same sort of fire and emotion that made those classics so great. The group alone is amazing – with Horace Parlan on piano, Shafi Hadi on alto and tenor, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and the amazing Clarence (aka Gene) Shaw on trumpet – all getting plenty of room to open up on the album's longer tracks! The work bristles with a sense of imagination and dark energy that Mingus hardly had in his music in later years – and each new tune brings a fresh sense of vision that never fails to astound us! In keeping with the "poetry" title, the album begins with an incredible 12 minute track "Scenes in the City" – which features a long spoken bit written by Langston Hughes about one man's love of jazz and the way that it affects his life in the city – all supported with excellent instrumentation from the group. Other titles are instrumental, and include "Nouroog", "New York Sketchbook", "Slippers", and "Duke's Choice". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing.)
 
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Pete CandoliFor Pete's Sake ... LP
Kapp, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the few sessions cut as a leader by trumpeter Pete Candoli – a great west coast talent who was often lumped into groups with his more famous brother Conte, but who really shines here in this simple, unobstructed set! The album features a core group of Gene Cipriano on tenor, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Gibbons on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – plus additional instrumentation from track to track by players that include Howerd Roberts, Ted Nash, Harry Klee, and others. The general groove is west coast cool bop – never too artsy, and with a good focus on short and economical solos – very much in the Bethlehem mid 50s mode. Titles include "Sposin", "Old Black Joe", "Who's Sorry Now", "Buttons & Bows", "Ice Cream Truck", and "The Skater's Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono promo pressing. Labels have a small peeled spot and sticker remnants. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington 55 ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of Duke's most popular albums of the 50s – but we won't hold that against him! The session's one of a number of 50s outings that revisit older classics with the new level of quality offered in the studio – and it's got a similar feel to some of Duke's work for Bethlehem around the same time, which was also done by producer Gus Wildi – tight, but never too facile – and a perfect demonstration of the great balance the Ellington orchestra had at the time. The group includes key players Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, and Jimmy Hamilton – and titles include "Black & Tan Fantasy", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Flying Home", "Happy Go Lucky Local", and "In The Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Abridged 70s yellow label pressing.)

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Shelly ManneMore Swinging Sounds (aka Swinging Sounds In Stereo) ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1956. Used ... $14.99
One of the few great records that alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano cut with Shelly Manne – and a heck of a wonderful record that really set a new tone for Shelly's groove at the time! Things here are a bit looser and freer than before – longer tracks with more room for solos to really take flight – yet still a sense of modern arrangement that marked the Manne sound from its inception. The group's a quintet with Stu Williamson on trumpet, Russ Freeman on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mariano on some especially nice alto solos – and the interplay between Charlie and Stu easily rivals the best Bethlehem recordings by the pair at the time. Titles include the excellent 10 minute "Pint Of Blues", an original by Charlie – plus Bill Holman's extended "Quartet", and versions of "The Wind", "Moose The Mooche", and "Tommyhawk". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles MingusMingus Ah Um ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $3.99
One of Charles Mingus' true classics – and an essential album in any jazz collection! This 1959 gem was recorded by Mingus at a key point in his career – when he was rising from the jazz underground into the ranks of America's elite jazzmen, penning some of the most challenging work of his career, and working with incredible younger players that interpreted his work with a great deal of fire! The tracks are a bit more tightly arranged than work on some of Mingus' previous work for labels like Atlantic and Bethlehem, but that also gives them a razor-sharp emotional edge that's carried off perfectly by players who include John Handy and Shafi Hadi on alto saxes, Booker Ervin on tenor, Willie Dennis and Jimmy Knepper on trombones, Horace Parlan on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums. The album is filled with key Mingus classics – like "Better Git It In Your Soul", "Boogie Stop Shuffle", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", and "Fables of Faubus" – plus "Self Portrait In Three Colors", "Open Letter To Duke", and "Bird Call". CD

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✨✧ Frank RosolinoFrank Rosolino – Kenton Presents ... LP
Capitol, 1954. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the first albums ever cut as a leader by trombonist Frank Rosolino – a hip set issued under the Stan Kenton Presents banner for Capitol in the mid 50s – but done in a smaller combo mode than you'd hear with Stan! The setting provides a great showcase for the emerging solo talents of Rosolino on trombone – a player with a soulful swing that get way past his goofy image on the cover – and which is set up here in the company of some great collaborators who include Charlie Mariano on alto sax – playing so strongly, the album might well include him as a co-leader – plus piano from either Claude Williamson or Pete Jolly, trumpet from Sam Noto, bass from Max Bennett or Curtis Counce, and drums from Mel Lewis or Stan Levey. There's not only a lot of Kenton influence in the players, but a lot of Bethlehem Records styles as well – a reference that definitely shapes the sound of this set, and makes it a strong one for any fan of 50s work on that label – or Mode Records as well. Titles are a mix of standards and originals – and include "Ragamuffin", "Linda", "Carioca", "Besame Mucho", "Yo Yo", and "Freckles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono teal label Capitol pressing. Cover has some surface wear and aging, a small sticker on back and a center split in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Al CohnCohn On The Saxophone ... LP
Dawn, 1956. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Al Cohn on the saxophone – blowing in that lean, clean style he first perfected in larger groups - then really used to perfection when he could open up in a smaller combo setting like this! The album's a nice change from some of Cohn's more tightly arranged records of the 50s – and features his strong tenor right out front – in a group that also features Frank Rehak on trombone, Hank Jones on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. There's a nice swing and tight solos on the set – which almost has a 50s Bethlehem Records vibe – and Cohn contributes the original tunes "Be Loose", "Good Ol Blues", and "Abstract Of You" – and the rest of the tracks include "We Three", "Idaho", "When Day Is Done", and "Blue Lou". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Ah Um ... LP
Columbia, 1959. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Charles Mingus' true classics – and an essential album in any jazz collection! This 1959 gem was recorded by Mingus at a key point in his career – when he was rising from the jazz underground into the ranks of America's elite jazzmen, penning some of the most challenging work of his career, and working with incredible younger players that interpreted his work with a great deal of fire! The tracks are a bit more tightly arranged than work on some of Mingus' previous work for labels like Atlantic and Bethlehem, but that also gives them a razor-sharp emotional edge that's carried off perfectly by players who include John Handy and Shafi Hadi on alto saxes, Booker Ervin on tenor, Willie Dennis and Jimmy Knepper on trombones, Horace Parlan on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums. The album is filled with key Mingus classics – like "Better Git It In Your Soul", "Boogie Stop Shuffle", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", and "Fables of Faubus" – plus "Self Portrait In Three Colors", "Open Letter To Duke", and "Bird Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing – CS 8171. Cover has some discoloration from age in back, in great shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ Chris ConnorChris Connor ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first album in a legendary run of vocal jazz classics on Atlantic Records – and a set that really helped Chris Connor move to a new level of expression in her music! The sound here is much richer than Connor's previous recordings for Bethlehem – and the small combo jazz backings have been replaced by fuller orchestrations by Ralph Burns – done in a cool, edgey sort of way that really pushes Chris into newly sophisticated territory! The sound's on a par with the best June Christy/Pete Rugolo collaborations on Capitol – and the group's filled with some great jazz players, including Zoot Sims, John Lewis, Milt Hinton, and Oscar Pettiford. Titles include "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "My April Heart", "He Was Good to Me", "Where Are You", and "Get Out Of Town". (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Ah Um Redux (with bonus LP) ... LP
Columbia/Get On Down, 1959. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Charles Mingus' true classics – and an essential album in any jazz collection! This 1959 gem was recorded by Mingus at a key point in his career – when he was rising from the jazz underground into the ranks of America's elite jazzmen, penning some of the most challenging work of his career, and working with incredible younger players that interpreted his work with a great deal of fire! The tracks are a bit more tightly arranged than work on some of Mingus' previous work for labels like Atlantic and Bethlehem, but that also gives them a razor-sharp emotional edge that's carried off perfectly by players who include John Handy and Shafi Hadi on alto saxes, Booker Ervin on tenor, Willie Dennis and Jimmy Knepper on trombones, Horace Parlan on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums. The album is filled with key Mingus classics – like "Better Git It In Your Soul", "Boogie Stop Shuffle", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", and "Fables of Faubus" – plus "Self Portrait In Three Colors", "Open Letter To Duke", and "Bird Call". This fantastic 2LP set features a bonus album – with 6 tracks never before on vinyl – including "GG Train", "Pedal Point Blues", "Girl Of My Dreams", and alternates of "Better Git It In Your Soul", "Bird Calls", and "Jelly Roll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe 60th Anniversary Edition – iIncludes a bonus LP with tracks appearing on vinyl for the first time ever!)
 
 
 



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