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Joanne BrackeenKeyed In ... LP
CBS/Tappan Zee, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
With Eddie Gomez & Jack DeJohnette. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stanley ClarkeIf This Bass Could Talk ... CD
CBS/Portrait, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the last in a legendary run of albums that Stanley Clarke cut for Columbia records in the 70s and 80s – and a set that follows his genre-shifting approach to funky jazz wonderfully! Most numbers have small groupings of players – with Gerry Brown's drums often at the core – but Clarke continues to be inventive throughout – really bringing in a range of soul and other influences to his music, while still soloing in a jazzy mode – and hitting some of those sweet 80s styles that kept his music funky! Titles include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Stories To Tell", "I Want To Play For Ya", "Funny How Time Flies", and "Workin Man" – and Gregory Hines even tap dances on two tracks! CD
(Mall sticker remnant on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisPangaea ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Japanese electric Miles, featuring 2 long tracks – "Zimbabwe" and "Gondwana" – spread out over the course of a sweet double live set! The album gives Miles and the group plenty of room to groove and stretch out – hitting notes that are both funky and noisy, often at the same time! Michael Henderson lays down some great bass work on the set, and major solos are by Sonny Fortune, Pete Cosey, and Reggie Lucas! Great stuff – and more proof that Miles in the 70s was a very very deep place! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, SOPZ 96-97, missing the obi and booklet.)
Also available Pangaea (Japanese pressing) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ Joki FreundYogi Jazz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Tiger Bay (UK), 1963. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Tremendous early work from German saxophonist Joki Freund – a player who would go onto much greater fame in the progressive years at the end of the 60s, but who already sounds plenty darn great on this early combo side from 1963! The style of the work is incredibly hip – with a definite John Coltrane modal groove in place, but also a sense of globally conscious jazz that's very much in the spirit of classic Saba/MPS work, but which predates most of that by a number of years! Freund plays tenor and soprano sax here – in a sextet with Wolfgang Dauner on piano, Emil Mangelsdorff on flute and alto, Eberhard Weber on bass, Karl Theodor Geier on bass, and Peter Baumeister on drums – and the record is overflowing with great tunes that more than live up to the compelling title and cover image! Lots of "Eastern" styled numbers – and titles include "Aisha", "Carribean Ringo", "Yogiana", "HL 20", and "Killer Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Peter GordonInnocent ... LP
FM/CBS, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herbie HancockDirectstep (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
CBS/Sony/Get On Down, 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums – alongside more familiar partners Bennie Maupin on reeds, Paul Jackson on bass, and Bill Summers on percussion! Given these last three, there's almost a slight Headhunters feel to the set – but the overall groove is a bit more mellow, with some wonderfully spacey touches that are super-soulful – and miles above anything that Herbie was recording in the US at the time. Titles include the sublime mellow groover "Butterfly", plus "Shiftless Shuffle", and the side-long jazzy jammer "I Thought It Was You"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock Trio (1977) ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... $48.99
An excellent Japanese-only album by Herbie – featuring all acoustic playing, recorded in San Francisco, in 1977 – in an incredible trio setting with Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums! Really, really wonderful stuff – right at home among many of Herbie's electric recordings at the time! Despite the absence of electric keyboards, there's a bit of a light funky groove on some tracks – with lots of warm bass sounds from Carter, and some beautiful light work on the drum kit from Williams. Titles include "Watch It", "Speak Like A Child", "Look", "Milestones" and "Whatcha Waitin For". All tracks are long, and the record's got a nice sweet mellow vibe! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockLite Me Up ... LP
CBS, 1982. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album of all-out soul from Herbie Hancock – done in close collaboration with Rod Temperton of Heatwave – in a jazzy-styled version of that group's own great groove! Temperton handled arrangements and a lot of songwriting, and most cuts have lead vocals from Wayne Anthony – who does a nice job with the lyrics, but still leaves Herbie some space for keyboard solos too – in a groove that's a fair bit warmer than some of the other keyboard-heavy soul records of the time. Production is by Narada Michael Walden, Herbie, and Jay Graydon – and titles include the jazzy stepping gem "Getting To The Good Part", plus "Lite Me Up", "The Bomb", "Can't Hide Your Love", "The Fun Tracks", and "Motor Mouth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Haydn/Hummel/L MozartTrumpet Concerto In E Flat Major/Trumpet Concerto In D Major/Tumpet Concerto In E Flat Major – Wynton Marsalis/Raymond Leppard/National Phi ... LP
CBS, 1983. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
(Classical, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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Terumasa HinoInto Eternity ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $59.99
A killer double album – with Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Hideo Miyata and Takao Uematsu on tenor, Mikio Masuda on piano, Tsutomo Okada on bass, and Motohiko Hino on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Freddie HubbardGleam ... CD
CBS/BGO (UK), 1975. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Jazz funk genius from Freddie Hubbard in the mid 70s! Gleam was a Japanese-only double album from the jazz giant in its original release – mighty funky at times, too – right up there with some of the best Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock Japanese sets from the 70s! It's a live set captured in March of '75 at Tokyo's Yubin Chokin Hall – long numbers played by a group that includes Freddie on trumpet, Carl Randall on tenor and flute, George Cables on electric piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Carl Burnett on drums, and Buck Clark on percussion! Each player has plenty of space to groove, and it's very well captured – you can hear the most expressive solos and the most subtle nuances. Some great solos by Freddie and the rest of the players – breathless tenor & flute by Randall, keys by Cables that are jazz funk perfection and interplay between Burnett's drums and Clark's congas & percussion that's somehow tense and comfortable at the same time. The shortest number in the set runs more than the 7 minutes and the longest is more than 20 minutes – and none is one second shorter than necessary, actually leaving us pining for more – making it all the more vital in the double album format. Released on 2CDs here! How this great album has been so hard to find over the years is a mystery. Titles include "Kuntu", "Spirits Of Trane", an amazing cover of Stevie Wonder's "Too High", "Midnight At The Oasis", "Ebony Moonbeams", and "Put It In The Pocket". CD

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✨✧ Kimiko Kasai With Gil EvansSatin Doll ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A wonderfully hip set from vocalist Kimiko Kasai – recorded in Japan in the early 70s – with great backings from a group under the direction of Gil Evans! The Evans heard here is quite different than that of Miles Davis years, or of his own recordings of the 60s – and instead, Gil's got a surprisingly sensitive approach that works great with Kasai's vocals on all numbers – a mode that brews gently on the mellower tunes, and bubbles strongly on the more upbeat tracks. Even at its simplest moments, the record's got some subtle modern touches that are totally great – lines from Evans on electric piano, snaking tenor and flute from Billy Harper, bolder trumpet bits from Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson, plus work from Japanese players Kohsuke Mine on alto and soprano sax and Hiroshi Fukumura on trombone. Kimiko sings in English throughout – and titles include a funky take on "I'm Walkin", plus "Day By Day", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Satin Doll", "Goodbye", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". (Vocalists, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... CD
CBS, 1973. Used ... $6.99
We know you've seen this record a million times, just like us, and probably passed it up because it appears to be a greatest hits compilation, just like we did! But it's actually Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wynton MarsalisCrescent City Christmas Card ... CD
CBS, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wynton does his take on 13 Christmas standards. Featuring Jon Hendricks on "Sleigh Ride". (Holiday Music, Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Hidehiko MatsumotoNight Must Fall/Latin Flute Highlights ... LP
CBS (Japan), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great little record – every bit as evocative as its title – featuring sweet flute solos from Japanese reedman Sleepy Matsumoto, with excellent Latin backings from the Afroamigos! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marc MoulinSam Suffy ... LP
CBS (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A crucial bit of keyboard funk from the 70s – a wild album of many moods, recorded in 1974, and featuring the talents of keyboard whiz Marc Moulin! Moulin's since been resurrected and given the credit he deserves – but at the time of release, this rare gem was somewhat lost – caught underneath the weight of more famous work by players like Herbie Hancock or George Duke. The album's got a jazzy groove in parts – and in others it's got a totally stripped down feel, and sounds a lot like a lost David Axelrod album, or a rare Herbie Hancock Japanese session. Includes the totally excellent 17 minute cut "Tohubohu", plus goodies like "La Blouse", "La Bougie", and "From". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ David MurrayMing's Samba ... CD
CBS, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Murray's tenor and bass clarinet are nicely set in a warm lyrical quartet with John Hicks, Ray Drummond, and Ed Blackwell. The record features some nice long tracks that have Murray playing mostly inside, but with enough soul and raw talent to keep things moving nicely. Titles include "Walter's Waltz", "Ming's Samba", and "Spooning". CD
(Out of print.)

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Col Nolan Soul SyndicateWhatever It's Worth ... CD
CBS/Pacific Theatre Encore (Australia), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col Nolan – whose handling of the Hammond is wonderful – with lots of cool, compressed tones that work very well with the funky drums of John Sangster – a player that most folks know for his other records that feature vibes instead of drums! Sangster's great here kicking up a groove for the combo – and the tunes also feature plenty of tenor and flute from Col Loughnan, whose tight lines underscore all the best elements in the organ. There's a wonderful 60s nite club vibe running through the whole set – and titles include "Shades Of McSoul", "Sunny", "Blues For Madeline", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Rivera Mountain", and "Whatever It's Worth". CD

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✨✧ Col Nolan Soul SyndicateWhatever It's Worth (with bonus download) ... LP
CBS/Pacific Theatre Encore (Australia), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col Nolan – whose handling of the Hammond is wonderful – with lots of cool, compressed tones that work very well with the funky drums of John Sangster – a player that most folks know for his other records that feature vibes instead of drums! Sangster's great here kicking up a groove for the combo – and the tunes also feature plenty of tenor and flute from Col Loughnan, whose tight lines underscore all the best elements in the organ. There's a wonderful 60s nite club vibe running through the whole set – and titles include "Shades Of McSoul", "Sunny", "Blues For Madeline", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Rivera Mountain", and "Whatever It's Worth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Whatever It's Worth ... CD 12.99

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Chico O'FarrillA Ritmo De Fiesta ... LP
CBS (Mexico), Mid 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
A rare Mexican set from Chico O'Farrill – cut during a time when he was also doing some great records up in the US! Includes jazzy Latin takes on "More", "Girl From Ipanema", "Misty", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "April In Paris". (Latin, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing.)

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Return To ForeverRomantic Warrior ... LP
CBS, 1976. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the hardest-jamming Return To Forever albums – recorded with the post-Brazilian lineup that includes Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Lenny White on percussion, and Al DiMeola on guitars. Corea's very firmly in the lead – stretching out in heavy keyboard romps that really take off into space – propelled by fierce drums from White, heavy bass from Clarke, and a bit of tippling guitar from DiMeola. We kind of miss the subtlety of Airto's percussion, and the beautiful vocals of Flora – but the overall sound's still pretty wonderful and we do like the spaced-out keyboard touches! Titles include "Soceress", "The Romantic Warrior", "The Magician", and "Majestic Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Woody ShawRosewood ... LP
CBS, 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Woody Shaw's debut for Columbia Records – and easily one of the most soulful major label jazz sessions of the 70s! The album's a beautiful summation of all that Shaw had done in the years before – his soaring, searing lines that first came to play as a sidemen for others, then took new shape on the Muse label as a leader – all really hitting home here in an immaculately put-together set! The album's still got all the best soul jazz elements of Shaw's work from a few years before, but it's even more powerful in its presentation – with none of the mis-steps that could sometimes mar Woody's albums when he wasn't hitting on all burners. Shaw plays both trumpet and flugelhorn, and the rest of the lineup includes Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano sax, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano, Clint Houston on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Joe Henderson blows on three number – and titles include "Rosewood", "Every Time I See You", "The Legend Of Cheops", "Rahsaan's Run", "Sunshowers" and "Theme For Maxine". LP, Vinyl record album

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SquareAdventures ... LP
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1984. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, 28AH 1693, including the pink obi and insert. Cover has some aging and a sticker spot.)

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James Blood UlmerOdyssey ... CD
CBS/Sony, 1983. Used ... $16.99
One of our favorite Ulmer records, probably because there's a nice groove running underneath most of the numbers, in a sort of post-Prime Time 80s out-funk sort of way. It never drops into a flat out back beat, but there's always some sense of time, while Ulmer's guitar and Charles Burnham's violin venture to and fro. The group is just a trio, and there's not too much of Blood's vocalizing going on on the eight pieces, which include "Little Red House", "Are you Glad To Be In America", "Election" and "Odyssey". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanAfter Hours (Columbia) ... CD
Columbia/CBS, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album that really put Sarah Vaughan on the map – a killer set that really showed how sultry jazz vocals could sound in the postwar years – never overtone, nor torchy-cliched – but right on the money, with a sense of grace and poise that few others can match – even after all these decades! Tracks include "Black Coffee", "After Hours", "Street Of Dreams", "My Reverie", "I Cried For You", "Deep Purple", and "Just Friends". (Vocalists, Jazz) CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a light stain which is only visible inside and some minor rippling.)

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Fats WallerFats Plays, Sings, Alone & With Various Groups ... LP
CBS (France), 1920s. Very Good- ... $0.99
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Weather ReportHeavy Weather ... CD
CBS, 1977. Used ... $2.99
One of the biggest hits ever for Weather Report – thanks to Joe Zawinul's leadoff track "Birdland" – one of those tunes that entered the canon immediately, and saw countless covers pop up over the years – kind of a rare thing for a jazz tune at this point in time! The track's driving, building energy shows a newly focused side to Weather Report – one that's traded some of the spacier, more experimental moments of the past for a dynamic energy that still puts them ahead of most other 70s fusion supergroups. The presence of Jaco Pastorius is felt quite strongly here – especially on the way the colors ebb and flow up from the bottom – and the way that Jaco's using his bass with the energy of a solo jazz guitar! Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena are on percussion, and Wayne Shorter's reeds still crackle with a nice degree of soul – on titles that include "Harlequin", "Rumba Mama", "A Remark You Made", "Teen Town", "Palladium", "Havona", and "The Juggler". CD
(Columbia Jazz Contemporary Masters pressing.)
Also available Heavy Weather ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Weather ReportHeavy Weather ... CD
CBS, 1977. Used ... $3.99
One of the biggest hits ever for Weather Report – thanks to Joe Zawinul's leadoff track "Birdland" – one of those tunes that entered the canon immediately, and saw countless covers pop up over the years – kind of a rare thing for a jazz tune at this point in time! The track's driving, building energy shows a newly focused side to Weather Report – one that's traded some of the spacier, more experimental moments of the past for a dynamic energy that still puts them ahead of most other 70s fusion supergroups. The presence of Jaco Pastorius is felt quite strongly here – especially on the way the colors ebb and flow up from the bottom – and the way that Jaco's using his bass with the energy of a solo jazz guitar! Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena are on percussion, and Wayne Shorter's reeds still crackle with a nice degree of soul – on titles that include "Harlequin", "Rumba Mama", "A Remark You Made", "Teen Town", "Palladium", "Havona", and "The Juggler". CD
Also available Heavy Weather ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Weather ReportHeavy Weather ... LP
CBS, 1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest hits ever for Weather Report – thanks to Joe Zawinul's leadoff track "Birdland" – one of those tunes that entered the canon immediately, and saw countless covers pop up over the years – kind of a rare thing for a jazz tune at this point in time! The track's driving, building energy shows a newly focused side to Weather Report – one that's traded some of the spacier, more experimental moments of the past for a dynamic energy that still puts them ahead of most other 70s fusion supergroups. The presence of Jaco Pastorius is felt quite strongly here – especially on the way the colors ebb and flow up from the bottom – and the way that Jaco's using his bass with the energy of a solo jazz guitar! Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena are on percussion, and Wayne Shorter's reeds still crackle with a nice degree of soul – on titles that include "Harlequin", "Rumba Mama", "A Remark You Made", "Teen Town", "Palladium", "Havona", and "The Juggler". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on back.)
Also available
Heavy Weather ... CD 2.99
Heavy Weather ... CD 3.99

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VariousStreet Suite ... LP
CBS (UK), 1983. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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Dave BrubeckCountdown – Time In Outer Space ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
The rarest of the "time" trilogy albums albums that Brubeck started with Time Out – and the most compelling, too! The classic quartet is in excellent form here – and drummer Joe Morello is especially excellent, as he's working in new rhythms and new percussive modes that you'd never expect from the group's earlier recordings. The best cuts have a slightly exotic tone to them, made even better by Desmond's snaking alto work – and titles include "Fast Life", "Waltz Limp", "Castillian Drums", "Back To Earth", "Danse Duet", and "Countdown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with CBS labels. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of Japan ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem in the Dave Brubeck Columbia catalog – and a very hip set of "Eastern" tinged tracks! The album's theme is obvious from the title – as Dave pens a set of tracks reflecting his experiences on recent visits to Japan – but the sound and the style moves way past the simple approach that might have been used, into territory that has the exotic feel of early 60s work by Yusef Lateef, Horace Silver, and some of the other hardbop-exotics around at the time. Of course, a big factor in the success of the record is the crisp and willowy alto of Paul Desmond – working here to create snakey lines that really support the mood of the tracks. Titles include "Osaka Blues", "Koto Song", "Zen is When", "Tokyo Traffic", and "Toki's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on CBS. Cover has some wear with two rips in the opening.)

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Miles DavisIn Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk – Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good ... $14.99
Legendary early live work from Miles Davis – one of the first examples on record of the way that Davis could really stretch out in a concert setting! The music's a bit more straight ahead than later live dates, but still pretty open and exploratory – and in addition to Davis' sparkling work on trumpet, the album also features some killer tenor lines from Hank Mobley – working here as a key part of Miles' group, and blowing with a hell of a lot of soul. Rhythm is by the rock-solid trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and titles include "All Of You", "No Blues", "Bye Bye" and "Walkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian 6 eye mono pressing, with deep groove and CBS overprint.)

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Eric GaleTouch Of Silk ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Smooth as silk, with plenty of soul – a classic set that has the guitar of Eric Gale produced by the legendary Allen Toussaint! The cross of talents is pretty compelling – and although the album's not a New Orleans funk outing, it definitely shares some of the more creative elements that you'd get from some of Toussaint's other side projects at the end of the 70s. A few numbers definitely have a bit more bump than you'd expect from a fsuion date like this – and Toussaint himself plays piano and moog on the record, and even sings a tiny bit. Robert Dabon plays Fender Rhodes – and titles include "You Got My Life In Your Hands", "War Paint", "Touch Of Silk", "Au Privave", "With You I'm Born Again", and "Once In A Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on CBS. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison SextetIllumination! ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
An amazingly unique little group – one that kind of stepped in the Impulse Records back door from the Coltrane galaxy, but which features some very unique aspects overall! As the cover states, the ensemble's led by bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones – and also features McCoy Tyner from Coltrane's quartet – yet the real charm of the record comes from the reed men, who include Prince Lasha on flute and clarinet, Sonny Simmons on alto and English horn, and Charles Davis on baritone sax! All players are free-thinking modernists, with ties to some of the farther reaches of 60s jazz – yet they work here in a beautifully inside mode, similar to Lasha's excellent Insight album on CBS UK – a vibe that takes all the most wonderful aspects of the Coltrane generation, but pushes them even further with some deeply personal expressions. Tracks include the seminal "Half & Half" – plus "Aborigine Dance In Scotland", "Oriental Flower", and "Nuttin Out Jones", and "Gettin On Way". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)
Also available Illumination! ... LP 12.99

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Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison SextetIllumination! ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ... $12.99
An amazingly unique little group – one that kind of stepped in the Impulse Records back door from the Coltrane galaxy, but which features some very unique aspects overall! As the cover states, the ensemble's led by bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones – and also features McCoy Tyner from Coltrane's quartet – yet the real charm of the record comes from the reed men, who include Prince Lasha on flute and clarinet, Sonny Simmons on alto and English horn, and Charles Davis on baritone sax! All players are free-thinking modernists, with ties to some of the farther reaches of 60s jazz – yet they work here in a beautifully inside mode, similar to Lasha's excellent Insight album on CBS UK – a vibe that takes all the most wonderful aspects of the Coltrane generation, but pushes them even further with some deeply personal expressions. Tracks include the seminal "Half & Half" – plus "Aborigine Dance In Scotland", "Oriental Flower", and "Nuttin Out Jones", and "Gettin On Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Hubert LawsSan Francisco Concert ... CD
CTI, 1976. Used ... $2.99
Really wonderful work from Hubert Laws – maybe one of his greatest albums for CTI! The record has a laidback feel that's similar to most of Laws' other work for the label, but somehow the live setting also brings out a bit more edge – and gives the record a gently funky groove that's sometimes missing from his other albums. The core group features Harvey Mason on drums (which may be part of the reason for the groove!) – plus Bob James on keyboards, Gary King on bass, and Glen Deardorff on guitar. A larger string section joins in on a few cuts, but they're really submerged in the mix, and the main sound comes from the smaller group. Tracks are all quite long – and titles include "Feel Like Making Love", "Farandole", "Modadji", and "Scheherazade". CD
(Out of print, CBS pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity/Golden Hits/Solar Wind/Sun Goddess ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A quadruple-header from Ramsey Lewis – four albums from his great 70s electric period on Columbia Records! First up is Funky Serenity – sweet electric funk from Ramsey Lewis! The album's one of his best from the 70s – and it's got Ramsey on Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and other keyboards, grooving away in an open-ended 70s mode that still retains all the heavy soul of his classic work for Chess. Morris Jennings adds in some very nice percussion with his drum work, and Cleveland Eaton's on funky bass, giving the set a strong bottom groove. Features the sublime sample cut "My Love For You", a great version of "Knights In White Satin" that's done with a weird spacey groove, plus the tracks "Kufany Mapenzi (Making Love)", "Serene Funk", "What It Is!", and "Dreams". Golden Hits isn't a "best of", but instead has Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". Solar Wind was cut smack dab in the middle of Ramsey's glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". Sun Goddess is one of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the drummer in Ramsey's trio before starting his own group – and the shared relationship both artists had with producer Charles Stepney! The three were all key parts of the late 60s sound at Chess Records – but here, they've brought the same soulful energy to Columbia – working in a wider, more mature groove for the 70s – one that has Lewis' wicked Fender Rhodes lines stretching out strongly over tight, compressed, funky lines from EWF! The centerpiece of the set is the massive 7 minute "Sun Goddess", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Living For The City", "Gemini Rising", and "Jungle Strut". Funky, electric, and sublimely wonderful all the way through! CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBig Band & Quartet In Concert ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A unique little album from Thelonious Monk – an early 60s live date that features a really cooking big band, plus some solo and quartet tracks as well! The bulk of the album's played by the big band – an unusual mix of players that includes Phil Woods on alto, Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Charlie Rouse on tenor, Thad Jones on cornet, Eddie Bert on trombone, and Nick Travis on trumpet – all cutting nicely angular lines under the direction of Monk's piano. The quartet material strips things down to a group with Rouse on tenor, Butch Warren on bass, and Frank Dunlop on drums – and one selection features Monk on solo piano. Titles include "I Mean You", "Oska T", "Four In One", "Darkness On The Delta", "Evidence", and "Played Twice". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on CBS. Cover has light wear.)

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Paul Winter & Carlos LyraSound Of Ipanema ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
The sound of Ipanema in the 60s – served up here in a great partnership between American jazzman Paul Winter, and bossa composer Carlos Lyra! The album's an excellent bossa jazz session all the way through – with alto from Winter that's some of his sharpest on record in the 60s, and both guitar and vocals from Lyra – who's getting his American time in the spotlight here, in the way that Joao Gilberto got with Stan Getz! Yet this album's much more of a core bossa jazz combo set than the Getz/Gilberto records – with work from a quintet that includes Sergio Mendes on piano, Milton Banana on drums, and Sebatiao Neto on bass. Titles include "O Morro", "Voce E Eu", "Maria Ninguem", "De Quem Ama", "Lobo Bobo", and "Tem Do De Mim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on CBS. Cover has ring & edge wear and some wrinkles in front.)

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VariousStars Of The Apollo Theatre ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Vintage work from the earliest days of this legendary venue – featuring tracks by Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Moms Mabley, Spirits Of Rhythm, Buck & Bubbles, Sarah Vaughan, Cab Calloway, Big Maybelle, and many others! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on CBS.)
 
 
 



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