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Dave GrusinGRP All Star Big Band – Live! ... CD
GRP, 1993. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
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George BensonThat's Right ... CD
GRP, 1996. Used ... $2.99
Recent work from George Benson – smoother than his classic 60s work, but with a nice soulful groove that's a lean extension of his work in the 70s. And sure, it's a bit smooth jazz – but don't forget that George virtually invented the genre, and hearing his guitar work on the set, it's clear that he's still head and shoulders above most of the folks he inspired. Titles include "True Blue", "Marvin Said", "That's Right", "The Thinker", "Holdin On", "Song For My Brother", and "Footprints In The Sand", produced by Bluey of Incognito! CD
(Out of print.)

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Gary Burton & FriendsSix Pack ... CD
GRP, 1992. Used ... $3.99
Features Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Paul Schaffer, Mulgrew Miller – and guest work from Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Jim Hall, and BB King. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy CobhamBilly's Best Hits ... CD
GRP, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
11 tracks from his years at GRP – with work from Grover Washington Jr, Ron Carter, Onaje Allan Gumbs, and Victor Bailey! CD

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John ColtraneGentle Side Of John Coltrane ... CD
Impulse/GRP, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
A mellow set of ballads, taken mostly from Trane's first few years at Impulse – in various formations that have him working with his classic quartet, plus guests like Johnny Hartman, Eric Dolphy, or Duke Ellington. Titles include "Soul Eyes", "What's New", "Dear Lord", "Lush Life", "Wise One", "My Little Brown Book", and "After The Rain". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chick CoreaBeneath the Mask ... CD
GRP, 1991. Used ... $3.99
Features Chick Corea on keyboards – with Frank Gambale on guitar, Eric Marienthal on saxes, John Patitucci on bass, and Dave Weckl on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob Crosby & His OrchestraSouth Rampart Street Parade ... CD
Decca/GRP, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Dave GrusinTwo For The Road – The Music Of Henry Mancini ... CD
GRP, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Features Harvey Mason, John Patitucci, Tom Scott, and guest vocals by Diana Krall. CD

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Shelly Manne2 3 4 ... CD
Impulse/GRP, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A surprisingly great Shelly Manne album from the early 60s – one that follows a format that has Shelly playing in duo format ("2"), trio ("3"), and quartet ("4") – hence the title! The duo track is incredible – a spare duet with Coleman Hawkins called "Me & Some Drums" – improvised between Manne and Hawkins, stretching for 6 minutes, with a sound that's a high point in the career of both players! The trio work features Shelly with Eddie Costa on vibes and piano and George Duvivier on bass – and the quartet sides bring Hawkins back, alongside Hank Jones' piano and more bass by Duvivier. The whole thing's great – as much for Hawkins as it is for Manne – and titles include "The Sicks Of Us", "Slowly", "Take The A Train", "Lean On Me", and "Me & Some Drums". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Also available 2 3 4 ... CD 19.99

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Joe SampleCollection ... CD
GRP, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Carmel", "Woman You're Driving Me Mad", "Sunrise", "Rainbow Seeker", and "Night Flight". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lucky ThompsonTricotism ... CD
GRP/Impulse, 1956. Used ... $12.99
Great material from the mid 50s – a mix of modern ideas of arrangement with the deeper soul of Lucky's horn! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Stanley TurrentineLet It Go ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1966. Used ... $11.99
A rare non-Blue Note 60s date as a leader from Stanley Turrentine – recorded for Impluse when his (then) wife Shirley Scott was contracted to the label – and featuring the talents of both players on some very groovy tracks! The quartet features both Stan's tenor and Shirley's Hammond – with bass by Ron Carter and drums from Mack Simpkins – all in an easy-going groove that recalls some of the best Turrentine/Scott pairings on Prestige! There's a quality here that's relaxed, but never lazy – professional, but never slick – and the album's great proof that although both players could be great on their own, they often sounded even better together at this point in their careers. The album features a cool version of "On a Clear Day", which Shirley always manages to kick into a nice groove – plus the tracks "Good Lookin Out", "Let It Go", "Sure As You're Born", "T'Aint What You Do", and "Ciao Ciao". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerToday & Tomorrow ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1964. Used ... $8.99
A great album from McCoy Tyner – a set that's steeped in the modal soulfulness of his years with John Coltrane, but also handled in a way that really has him breaking away from the pack a bit! Half the album's played with a trio that features Jimmy Garrison on bass – but the strongest cuts feature a sextet with John Gilmore on tenor (making a rare non-Sun Ra appearance), Frank Strozier on alto, Thad Jones on trumpet, Butch Warren on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all working beautifully together in an early example of the soulful group groove that Tyner would hit even more strongly in the post-Coltrane years. Titles include "T 'N A Blues", "Three Flowers", "Contemporary Focus", and "Night In Tunisia". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Rob WassermanDuets (K2HD CD) ... CD
Universal/GRP (Hong Kong), 1988. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dave WecklHard Wired ... CD
GRP, 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Drummer Dave Weckl works here with Jay Oliver on keyboards, Steve Tavaglione on alto and tenor, and Anthony Jackson on electric bass! CD
(Booklet has a light mark from an old sticker. Barcode has a mark.)

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✨✧ Dave WecklHeads Up ... CD
GRP, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features Dave Weckl on drums – with Jay Oliver on keyboards, Eric Marienthal on soprano and alto sxes, and John Patitucci on bass! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bernard WrightNard ... LP
Arista/GRP, 1981. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A masterpiece of smooth jazzy funk – and super-hip session headed up by the young keyboardist Bernard Wright! Wright's working here with an insider crowd of jazz funk players that includes Bobby Broom, Dave Grusin, Marcus Miller, and Don Blackman, whose funky style is very similar to Wright's. The record sort of picks up the groove where some of the Fantasy Records sessions of the 70s left off – mixing together jazz and soul into a captivating blend that's made even better by Dave Grusin's tight production. And despite what you might think about the crap that Grusin headed up later in the 80s, the early days of the GRP label were amazing years for jazz funk. Includes Don Blackman's sample classic "Haboglabotribin", a nice version of Weldon Irvine's "Music Is The Key", and the cuts"Just Chillin' Out", "Master Rocker", and "Bread Sandwiches". Great all the way through, though – and a record that still delights us year after year! (Soul, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, promo stamp and sticker, and unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Tom BrowneLove Approach ... LP
GRP/Arista, 1980. Sealed Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early gem from trumpeter Tom Browne – a set that not only firmly established Browne as one of the best young players of his generation, but which also paved the way for a whole new direction for jazz funk in the 80s! The record is a perfect example of how great the mix of R&B rhythms and jazz fusion instrumentation could be – groovy enough to capture a whole new audience from the soul market, but still more than respectful of the solo talents of the leader – but all without any attempt at smooth jazz commercialism at all! There's some great hard funk moments on the set – and Browne approaches the music in a way that's nicely different than Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard, two older players who first helped forge this sound in the 70s – and whose path Tom's clearly taking, but with new directions of his own. There's almost more of a street-worthy vibe to the set – quite a surprise if you only know later records on the GRP label – and the arrangements are by Tom, Weldon Irvine, Lesette Wilson, and Dave Grusin. Titles include the funky classic "Funkin' For Jamaica", plus "Her Silent Smile", "Moon Rise", "Nocturne", "Forever More", and "Weak In The Knees". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold pressing, still sealed with Digital Recording sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Kevin EubanksOpening Night ... LP
GRP, 1985. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Kent Jordan, Buster Williams, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, and Big Black. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Lionel HamptonMidnight Sun ... CD
Decca/GRP, 1946/1947. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic post-war material from Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra. The lineup shifts from track to track and features work by Johnny Griffin, Arnett Cobb, Kenny Dorham, and Charles Mingus. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Arturo SandovalFlight To Freedom ... CD
GRP, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those strong sets from the time when Arturo Sandoval was really getting some exposure on the American scene – with players who include Ed Calle on saxes, Chico Corea on piano, and Dave Weckl on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Archie SheppOn This Night ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best Shepp records ever, and one of his most successful blends of the disparate influences that comprised his style. The group is a bit smaller than usual – which gives good focus to players like Bobby Hutcherson, Henry Grimes, and Joe Chambers. Shepp contributed some of his most haunting compositions to the set – including "On This Night", "The Mac Man", and "The Pickaninny" – and the whole thing's amazing enough to make you a Shepp convert for life. Whenever we get bogged down in some of his later recordings, we only need put this one on and feel refreshed! CD
(Out of print, GRP pressing with great bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Special EFXSpecial EFX ... CD
GRP, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An 80s fusion classic – with Chieli Minucci on guitar, Robbie Kondor and Steve Robbins on keyboards, Fernando Saunders on bass, and JT Lewis and George Jinda on drums and percussion! CD

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✨✧ Chick CoreaExpressions ... CD
GRP, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very expressive work from Chick Corea – a solo set from the 90s, and a great reminder of his acoustic talents on the piano! Although Chick's a player you might normally associate with electric riffs and freewheeling fusion, he's also a very sensitive stylist when he wants to be – as you'll hear on the album's beautiful versions of familiar standards – played by Corea in ways that really open the tunes up, and in surprisingly short amount of time. It's almost as if Chick's brought all the open-ended modes he learned from the fusion years back to traditional jazz piano – making them work beautifully, all without any tricks or gimmicks. Titles include "Monk's Mood", "My Ship", "Lush Life", "Armando's Rhumba", "Stella By Starlight", and "This Nearly Was Mine". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Shirley ScottRoll 'Em – Shirley Scott Plays The Big Bands ... CD
Impulse/GRP, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Despite a title that might make you think otherwise, this is actually a pretty darn groovy session, one that features Shirley wailing away on the organ, with big Oliver Nelson arrangements behind her – in a style that's similar to Nelson's work on Verve with Jimmy Smith. The set list features tracks that were made big by the bands in the old days, but Shirley and Oliver turn them into sparkling little 60s groovers, thanks to some good arrangements, and to some nice players in the group. Titles include "Tippin In", "Roll 'Em", "For Dancers Only", "Little Brown Jug", "Sophisticated Swing", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneInterstellar Space ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1967/1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest recordings ever made by John Coltrane in his late years – a spare set of duets with drummer Rashied Ali, recorded in 1967, but never issued until after his death! Trane and Ali play in a free spiritualist mode, with no other accompaniment – making for a very unique album, especially for the time, and setting the tone for years of New York improvisation in the 70s. Titles include "Mars", "Venus", "Jupiter", and "Saturn". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cutout hole, but is nice overall)
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✨✧ VariousNu Leaf ... LP
Numero, Mid 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really unusual idea for a compilation – but the sort that we've really come to appreciate from the folks at Numero Group! The package traces a shift in American independent jazz during the 80s – following the sorts of players who might have played spiritual jazz or rock-oriented fusion in the 70s, as they pick up new instruments, try out new studio techniques, and work in other modes that are surprisingly soulful overall! You might think of the set as the bridge between 70s jazz and smooth jazz – and there's a a few players here you'll recognize from the previous decade – yet the songs are nearly as slick or commercial as mainstream smooth jazz, and maybe stand as a nice indie antidote to the sounds coming from the GRP label during the decade. Titles include "Tropical Chill" by Plunky, "Maria's First" by Calvin Keys, "Waiting For You" by Frank Potenza, "Born With A Desire" by Tony Palkovic, "Sidetrack" by James Dallas, "6295 SW Fisher" by George Shaw, "Sunbeam" by Larry Bright, and "Orphans" by Michael Hayes. (Funky Compilations, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cool package, too – with a cigarette pack design, right down to the tax seal over the top!)

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✨✧ Bobby MBlow – Rick James Presents Bobby M ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bobby M is Bobby Militello – a sweet-blowing saxman who did some great studio work back in the day – and who steps out here with some nicely grooving arrangements from Lenny White and Bernard Wright! The set's a strong blend of soulful fusion and 80s groove – just the kind of record you might expect when turning the Rick James name on the cover towards a more instrumental sound. But that doesn't mean that the whole album's instrumental – as Jean Carn sings on one cut, and Keely Curtis on another. And although Bobby's work on alto, tenor, and soprano sax is pretty nice, it's almost the keyboard work of Bernard Wright that really makes this album great – as the set's almost an extension of his classic GRP sessions from the same time! Titles include "Alto Man", "Let's Stay Together", "Redliner", "A Little Song For You", "Charlie's Backbeat", "Rome Tones", and "Blow". (Soul, Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)

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