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Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb EllisGreat Guitars Live (Live At The Winery/Live At Charlie's Georgetown) ... CD
Concord, 1980/1983. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
A jazz guitar double-header – two older albums from the classic Great Guitars series packaged in a single set! First up is Great Guitars At The Winery – a date that has a sweet trio of guitarists – Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis – swinging in easygoing, open-ended formation that allows for plenty of fast string interplay! Rhythm is from Joe Byrd on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums, and at times, the guitar-driven approach is almost in the mode of gypsy swing – but with a lot more of a contemporary feel overall. Titles include "So Danco Samba", "Sheik Of Araby", "Broadway", "Air Mail Special", and "Talk Of The Town". Great Guitars At Charlies Georgetown follows the great format first set out by the trio of guitarists Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis – a pretty airy approach to jazz guitar swinging that also features a bit of bass from Joe Byrd and some drums from Chuck Redd! As before, the approach seems to work best on older swing-styled numbers – letting one guitar play rhythm while another solos strongly – on titles that include "Where Or When", "New Orleans", "Change Partners", "Opus One", "Get Happy", and "Danielle". CD
(Out of print. Artwork has a small cutout mark.)

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Herb Ellis & Joe PassSeven Come Seven ... CD
Concord, 1973. Used ... $7.99
The Concord label gave guitarist Herb Ellis some of his greatest moments of the 70s – like this early cooker with guitarist Joe Pass – recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival that gave the label its name! The 1973 performance has both players really opening up – never overwhelming each other, but driving with energy right from the start, then spacing out their own territory strongly on the solos. Backing is from bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna – but the record leaves lots of room for guitar throughout – with tones and moments from both players that are a real surprise. Titles include "Seven Come Eleven", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Perdido", "Easy Living", and "Concord Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Herb Ellis & Stuff SmithTogether ... LP
Epic, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Strings are king in this rare set from guitarist Herb Ellis and jazz violinist Stuff Smith – a date that's possibly more on Stuff's side of the spectrum, but which comes during a short by great run of Ellis work for Epic in the early 60s! Tracks are longer than you might expect – especially for a Smith session – with an open feel that's got an almost Verve-like energy. Ellis gets some great open solos on the date, and Stuff vocalizes on two tracks in this cool raspy way – and titles include "Skip It", "Blues For Janet", "Get Acquainted Blues", and "Hillcrest". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Herb Ellis, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Ray Brown, Stan LeveyAfter Hours Session ... LP
Verve (Germany), 1950s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Herb Ellis & Red MitchellDoggin' Around ... CD
Concord, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke Robillard & Herb EllisConversations In Swing Guitar ... CD
Stony Plain (Canada), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Ron CarterJazz, My Romance ... CD
Blue Note, 1994. Used ... $5.99
A sweet trio set from bassist Ron Carter – done with great piano from Kenny Barron and guitar from Herb Ellis – a really sensitive pair who make things swing gently with Carter throughout! Ron's warm basslines really direct the set strongly – and the lean recording style gives his careful notes plenty of space in the spotlight – really underscoring the lyrically brilliance of Barron and Ellis, who deliver a lot more here together than we might expect! Titles include "Blues For DP", "Summertime", "Quiet Times", "For Toddlers Only", "Sweet Lorraine", and "Airegin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy EldridgeDale's Wail (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
2LP set of Roy Eldrige's classic Verve sides from the mid 50's, featuring the great trumpet player in a variety of groups that include Herb Ellis or Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Oscar Peterson on piano and organ! The organ sides by Peterson are perhaps some of the most intriguing on the set, and they include "Love For Sale", "Dale's Wail", and "Oscar's Arrangement". Other tracks include "Little Jazz", "Roy's Riff", "Echoes Of Harlem", and "Feeling A Draft". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan GetzOut Of Nowhere – Dear Old Stan Getz Vol 2 ... LP
Marshmallow (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $44.99
Great overseas material from Stan Getz – tracks that echo some of his work on the Stan Getz At Large album from Sweden, but which also take off nicely in other directions as well! The first half of the set features Stan blowing tenor with piano from Swedish genius Jan Johansson, plus rhythm from the Oscar Peterson team of Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums! The set's got an unusual balance that sets it apart from even other Getz albums of the time – a vibe that might have made it a special Verve album, had it gotten released at the time – recorded beautifully with a clarity that matches any of Stan's studio albums too! Tracks are nice and long, with wonderfully fluid tenor lines from Getz – and titles include "Land's End", "Woody N You", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", and "I Remember Clifford". Next are two tracks recorded in Stockholm in 1958 - with Oscar Peterson on piano and Herb Ellis on guitar – on "Out Of Nowhere" and "It Never Entered My Mind". Last are three numbers recorded in Copenhagen in 1959 – with Johansson on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Joe Harris on drums – on "Laverne Walk", "I Remember Clifford", and "Stuffy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 999! Heavy vinyl in a heavy tip-on cover!)

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Stan GetzStan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $2.99
A great little session – and a meeting that was one of the best things to happen to the Oscar Peterson trio during the 50s! Stan's tone fits perfectly with the group here – and his playing next to the guitar of Herb Ellis recalls many of the fine strengths of the early 50s Getz sides with Jimmy Raney – although somehow coming across with even more depth and imagination here – probably a result of the more sophisticated approach to productions handled by Verve! Peterson's no slouch, either – but Stan's the man who really makes the session sparkle – as you'll hear on tunes that include "Tour's End", "Bronx Blues", "I Was Doing All Right", and "I'm Glad There's You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan Getz & JJ JohnsonStan Getz & JJ Johnson At The Opera House (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
A strange pairing – but that's sometimes what makes these Verve "pro meets pro" sets from the 50s so great. Getz and Johnson are backed by Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Connie Kay – and the tracks are longish, with plenty of solo room in the open jam session mode of the recording. Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "My Funny Valentine", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Blues In The Closet". CD
(Out of print – and includes obi! Very cool pressing – with a gatefold cover that features both variations of the album's cover!)

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Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan & OthersJazz Giants '58 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1958. Used ... $9.99
An all-star session put together by Verve in 1958 – one that features a septet of some of the label's biggest giants in jazz at the time! The format here is a bit open-ended – almost like some of the earlier JATP sessions on Verve – with lots of room for personal interaction between the soloists, especially the horn players in the lead! These include Stan Getz on tenor, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, and Harry Edison on trumpet – working alongside Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums. Titles include a beautiful extended "Ballad Medley" – really a great illustration of the freedoms that Verve brought to jazz recording in the 50s – plus the titles"Chocolate Sundae", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Candy". CD
(Out of print, 1999 pressing.)

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Stephane Grappelli & Stuff SmithViolins No End ... CD
Pablo/Fantasy/OJC, 1957. Used ... $4.99
Twin jazz violins from Stuff Smith and Stephane Grappelli – with rhythm from Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Jo Jones on drums! CD

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Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $3.99
A classic set in the best Verve Records mode – as these two mature giants of the tenor sax get lots of room to open up and solo with a great rhythm section at the core! Both Hawkins and Webster have a fantastic sense of tone and timing – and the space of the record really lets you hear the charms of both in equal measure – with backing from Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't "encountering" each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely – and titles include "Blues For Yolande", "Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD
(Out of print.)

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Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster ... LP
Verve, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A classic set in the best Verve Records mode – as these two mature giants of the tenor sax get lots of room to open up and solo with a great rhythm section at the core! Both Hawkins and Webster have a fantastic sense of tone and timing – and the space of the record really lets you hear the charms of both in equal measure – with backing from Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't "encountering" each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely – and titles include "Blues For Yolande", "Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Verve Vital Vinyl series!)

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Barney KesselBarney Kessel – Hoboken, NJ 1980 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare live performance by guitar great Barney Kessel – recorded for radio at the start of the 80s, and a nicely open sort of performance, with a good contrast to some of Barney's studio work of the time! Kessel mostly works in a trio with Bob Magnuson on bass and Sherman Ferguson on drums – although Herb Ellis joins on guitar for one track – and the tunes are nice and long, often shifting the melody in the middle – with these long runs by Kessel in a mix of raspy plucked passages and warmer chromatic hues! Titles include "Wave/I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", "Brazil/Manha De Carnival", and "Body & Soul" – the last of which also features Herb Ellis on guitar. CD

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Oscar PetersonLive In Paris 1957 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
A wealth of rare live material from legendary pianist Oscar Peterson – all recorded in Paris during a time when his star was really rising on the global scene! All material was recorded for French radio, at the Olympia Theater in the city – and the package mostly features the famous trio with Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – save for four tracks that feature the earlier group with Brown and Herb Ellis on guitar! For fans of the important Thigpen years – which most folks know from the early 60s Verve Recordings – this huge amount of material is a dream come true – especially as the set is very heavily focused on tracks from the years of 1961 and 1962, when the trio was in top form. Many tracks are quite long – in territory similar to the Live In Chicago recordings by the group – and titles include "Cubano Chant", "Moanin", "Whisper Not", "Somewhere", "I Feel Pretty", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "On Green Dolphin Street", "The Lamp Is Low", "My Heart Stood Still", "Jet Song", "Tin Tin Deo", "Daahoud", "Jordu", "Little Suzie", "Ill Wind", and "I Remember Clifford". CD

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Trio At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. Used ... $23.99
A near-lost gem in Oscar Peterson's mid-50s catalog for Verve – and a sparkling set of trio numbers recorded at the Shakespeare Festival in Ontario! Despite the literate setting of the recording, the work's never stuffy or academic – and Peterson swings things mightily with his trio that includes Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. The recording quality is wonderful – deep, rich, and luminous – at a level that almost makes us say "why didn't they stop here, since Oscar sounds so perfect?" Titles include "Love You Madly", "52nd Street Theme", "Flamingo", "How About You", and "Noreen's Nocturne". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Oscar PetersonVancouver 1958 ... CD
Just A Memory (UK), 1958. Used ... $2.99
With Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Oscar Peterson on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Vi ReddBird Call (United Artists) ... CD
United Artists/EMI (Japan), 1963. Used ... $18.99
An excellent bit of early 60s soulbop – and one of two rare albums ever cut by the obscure female alto player Vi Redd, one of the few women sax players of her generation to get recorded! The album's got an easygoing groove that's mighty nice – a touch of R&B at times, but not nearly as much as you'd hear on Redd's other record for Atlantic – thanks to a sensitive jazz-based presentation by a group that also features a young Roy Ayers on vibes, making his first-ever appearance on record! Other players include Herb Ellis on guitar and Russ Freeman on piano – plus Kansas Lawrence on trumpet, who's clearly a bigger-name player working under another name. Vi sings on the record, in addition to playing alto sax – in this laidback way that's a bit like Trudy Pitts – and although the record's billed as a tribute to Charlie Parker, it's got a lot more going on than that! Tracks include "Summertime", "Old Folks", "Just Friends", "Now's The Time", "Anthropology", and "Cool Blues Perhaps". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Buddy RichLive In Miami With Flip Phillips (plus Rock With Flip) ... CD
Verve/Giant Steps (UK), 1954/1957. Used ... $14.99
Buddy's in Miami – but that doesn't mean he's on vacation – as the set's a hard burner that ranks as one of his best sides for Verve of the 50s! The set was recorded live at the Dream Bar at the Johnina Hotel in Miami – and Buddy's leading an interesting groove that includes Verve wailer Flip Phillips on tenor sax, plus the much more understated Peter Ind on bass and Ronnie Ball on piano. The combination of players in the quartet makes for a very interesting sound – as at some points it seems as if Phillips and Rich are taking off entirely on their own – making for a tenor/drum groove that's mighty nice! Tracks include "Lover Come Back To Me", "Topsy", "Undecided", "Broadway", and "Jumpin At The Woodside". The CD also features a full bonus album – Rock With Flip, originally issued under the leadership of Flip Phillips in 1954. The album's not entirely what you might think from the title – a bit less of the raunchy R&B that its name might imply – but it's still one of Flip Phillips' classic 50s sessions for Verve, all of which are great! The group here is a quintet – with Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – all working in great mid 50s Verve mode, with a relaxed, swinging style that sets things up nicely for Flip. Tracks are a bit shorter, with more of a focus on the leader than some other Verve dates – and titles include "Lemon Aid 21", "All Of Me", "Almost Like Being In Love", and "Singing The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben WebsterConsummate Artistry Of Ben Webster ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $49.99
The first record on the Norgran label, and a wonderfully titled album that features Webster in pure perfection! The setting is mellow and moody – and Ben blows in that deeply soulful tone that was really coming into its own at the time – backed in very small and slightly larger groups by players that include Benny Carter, Harry Edison, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, and Ray Brown. Titles include "That's All", "Jive At Six", "Tenderly", "Cottontail", and "Bounce Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow label Norgran pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a number of light marks. Cover has some light wear, but no splits.)

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Ben WebsterSoulville ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $3.99
About as classic as you can get for Ben Webster on Verve Records – a nicely mature, nicely laidback session that really captures the energy promised in the title! The sidemen are all in an easygoing, soulful mode – Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and Ben blows these beautifully deep, well-crafted lines on tenor over the top – always with that raspy tone that had already influenced a generation, but which hardly ever got a better showcase than this! Titles include "Time On My Hands", "Where Are You", "Soulville", "Late Date", and "Ill Wind". CD also features 3 previously unissued tracks – "Who", "Boogie Woogie", and "Roses Of Picardy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lester Young & Harry EdisonPres & Sweets ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $5.99
A classic Verve pairing of two of its greatest soloists – both recorded here in a laidback, easily-swinging session that allows both players to shine equally! Young's tenor is always a welcome addition to any set of this nature, and Edison's playing here in a gentler, relaxed mode that's a wonderful fit to the easygoing groove laid down by the rhythm section of Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich. Titles include "Mean To Me", "That's All", "She's Funny That Way", and "Red Boy Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set in the best Verve Records mode – as these two mature giants of the tenor sax get lots of room to open up and solo with a great rhythm section at the core! Both Hawkins and Webster have a fantastic sense of tone and timing – and the space of the record really lets you hear the charms of both in equal measure – with backing from Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't "encountering" each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely – and titles include "Blues For Yolande", "Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove! Cover has some wear.)
Also available Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Stan Getz & JJ JohnsonStan Getz & JJ Johnson At The Opera House (2nd cover) ... LP
Verve, 1957. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A strange pairing – but that's sometimes what makes these Verve "pro meets pro" sets from the 50s so great. Getz and Johnson are backed by Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Connie Kay – and the tracks are longish, with plenty of solo room in the open jam session mode of the recording. Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "My Funny Valentine", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available Stan Getz & JJ Johnson At The Opera House (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, & Harry EdisonTour De Force – The Trumpets Of Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, & Harry Edison ... LP
Verve, 1955. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A triple-trumpet session with a really wonderful sound – the kind of all-star date that only a label like Verve could have done so well! As you'll guess from the title, the record's a showcase for the three trumpeters in the lead – and the tracks are long, with plenty of space for each player to state their case in a very distinct solo voice. Rhythm is by a familiar quartet that features Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums – and the use of guitar in a set like this creates an especially ringing tone at the bottom, one that often seems echoed by the brighter notes of the trumpet over the top. The album's got a great extended "Ballad Medley", plus long takes on "Tour De Force" and "Steeplechase". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Coleman HawkinsTenor Giants ... LP
Verve, 1957/1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A late 70s pressing of some classic Verve sides from the 50s, featuring two masters of the tenor, blowing side by side in a couple of small group settings: one with rhythm backing by Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Alvin Stoller and the other with Jimmy Jones, Les Spann, Ray Brown and Jo Jones, plus Roy Eldridge and Budd Johnson in the frontline. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't butting heads with each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely. Titles include "Blues For Yolande", "La Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "It Never Entered My Mind", "De-Dar", "Time After Time", "Young Bean" and "In A Mellowtone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Lester Young & Harry EdisonPres & Sweets ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A classic Verve pairing of two of its greatest soloists – both recorded here in a laidback, easily-swinging session that allows both players to shine equally! Young's tenor is always a welcome addition to any set of this nature, and Edison's playing here in a gentler, relaxed mode that's a wonderful fit to the easygoing groove laid down by the rhythm section of Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich. Titles include "Mean To Me", "That's All", "She's Funny That Way", and "Red Boy Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese pressing on Polydor, including the insert. Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
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Herbie MannHerbie Mann Plays The Roar Of The Greasepaint, The Smell Of The Crowd ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $1.99
A surprisingly great album from Herbie Mann – especially considering that it's based around a Broadway score! The set goes way beyond the source of the tunes, though – and Herbie's combo makes some great groovy magic out of the music – often with some sweet Latin touches, as you'd hear on other Mann albums of the time – played by a cool group that also includes Chick Corea on piano, Mark Weinstein on trombone, and Dave Pike on vibes! Tracks are arranged by Ray Ellis, but with a much freer groove than usual – much more Mann-styled overall – and titles include "The Joker", "This Dream", "Who Can I Turn To", "Sweet Beginning", and "Feeling Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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Ralph BurnsJazz Studio 5 ... LP
Decca, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Fantastic work from one of our favorite jazz arrangers ever! As proven by some of his impeccable work crafting larger backings for artists on the Verve and Clef labels, Ralph Burns had an approach that was quite different than most of his contemporaries. He worked in a mode that seemed pretty standard at the outset – with an approach to backdrops that worked in broad colors of sound and tone – but he also had a talent for putting in strange modern twists, little surprises, and other embellishments that never detracted from the soloist, and instead seemed to keep them on their toes, forcing them to really come up with some great stuff during their time at the recording. You'll hear plenty of that kind of action going on here – in one of Burns' rarest sets ever, recorded with a group that includes Billy Byers, Joe Newman, Dave Schildkraut, Herbie Mann, and Milt Hinton. Mann's particularly great, and plays a number of horns with ease – and titles include "Cool Cat On A Hot Tin Roof", "What Am I Here For", "I'll Be Around", "Jazz Club USA", and "South Gonzales Street Parade. LP, Vinyl record album
(On heavy Decca vinyl – nice and clean. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall – although the session dates are on the back in pen, under the titles.)
 
 
 



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