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✨✧ Teddy CharlesEvolution ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953/1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A full 12" LP that combines two earlier sessions by Teddy Charles – some of his best early 50s modernist work, proof that he was one of the standout talents of the postwar years on vibes! The first session features two long tracks – "Evolution" and "Free" – played by a west coast quintet that includes Jimmy Giuffre on tenor, Shorty Rogers trumpet, Curtis Counce bass, and Shelly Manne drums. The other tracks on the set feature a group that's even better – the New Directions Quartet with JR Monterose, Charles Mingus, and Gerry Segal – in a sound that's airy, yet bracing – and like nothing else we can think of! Tracks on that set include "Relaxo Abstracto", "Violetta", "Speak Low", and "Jay Walkin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Teddy Charles/Shorty RogersCollaboration West (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1953. Used ... $11.99
Great vibes from the legendary Teddy Charles – a set that brings together some of his best early moments for Prestige Records! This full set combines two earlier 10" sessions recorded by Charles – both done in LA in 1953, in small group formations with Shorty Rogers on trumpet, Curtis Counce on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – plus Jimmy Giuffre on tenor on a few added tracks! The tunes have more of a west coast groove than some of Charles later 50s work – but his tone and approach still keeps things nice and edgey – filled with those great tones and colors that made Teddy one of the most inventive players on vibes at the time. The other west coast players definitely rise to the occasion, playing with an modern style that's greater than usual – and titles include "Variations On A Motive By Bud", "Wailing Dervish", "Further Out", "Boabalob 1 & 2", and "Margo". Added to the original album are 4 more tracks from the similar Ezz-thetic album – quartet numbers that feature Charles with Jimmy Raney on guitar, in a wonderfully chromatic mode. Tunes include "Nocturne", "Edging Out", "Composition For Four Pieces", and "Night In Tunisia". CD
(Out of print.)

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Great Jazz TrioClub New Yorker ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1983. Used ... $9.99
A slightly different setting than usual for the Great Jazz Trio – in that about half of this record features a violin added to the trio lineup, bringing a slight "with strings" quality to a few of the mellower tunes and ballads! The trio here features Hank Jones on piano at the helm, along with bass by Eddie Gomez and drums from Jimmy Cobb – both subtle accompanists who really get into the spirit of the session, which is mostly comprised of Gershwin tunes, plus 2 more from Rogers & Hart. Violin is by Lewis Eley, and titles include "Isn't It Romantic", "S'Wonderful", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "I've Got A Crush On You", "Manhattan", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". CD
(Out of print, early Japanese pressing. Inner pages of the booklet have some age spots.)

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✨✧ Jimmy GreeneWhile Looking Up ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We're sure that Jimmy Greene shot that cover photo before the Covid-19 lockdown, but the image has a particularly strong resonance after all of us have faced that situation – which is why the "looking up" title on the album is very well placed! Greene's music has this sense of positivity that's really great – not an easy, blithely optimistic vibe – but this personal spirit that really comes through in his music – a vibe that's uplifting, but never too facile too – this great quality that comes through the interplay of Jimmy's work on tenor and soprano, with guitar from Lage Lund, piano and Fender Rhodes from Aaron Goldberg, bass from Reuben Rogers, and drums from Kendrick Scott – plus some guest vibes from Stefon Harris too. Most tracks are Greene originals – and titles include "Overreaction", "Steadfast", "Simple Prayer", "While Looking Up", and "April 4th". CD

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Jack MillmanJazz Studio 4 – The Compositions Of Jack Millman ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good ... $14.99
A rare session as a leader by trumpeter Jack Millman – one that's based around his own compositions, and which a large group of west coast players alongside some lesser-known 50s talents! Players include Fred Aguirre, Lin Halliday, Artie Anto, Mike Pacheco, Curtis Counce, Herb Geller, Jimmy Giuffre, Howard Roberts, and Don Friedman – playing arrangements of Millman tunes by Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Jack Montrose, and Pete Rugolo. Tracks are short, but have wonderfully constructed horn passages – as well as some very nice use of Latin percussion – and titles include "Tom & Jerry", "Bolero De Mendez", "Groove Juice", "Pink Lady", "The Turk", and "Bambi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Decca pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, aging, and some light stains at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersWizard Of Oz & Other Harold Arlen Songs ... CD
RCA/DRG, 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A pretty darn great record, and a lot more swinging than you'd expect! The basic theme is the Wizard Of Oz – but Shorty makes the tunes groove way way more than they ever did, and thanks to help from hip players like Jimmy Giuffre, Herb Geller, and Bud Shank, the tracks have loads of breakway moments that are nice and jazzy! In way, working in this sort of tightly restricted set was a great way to get Rogers out of his mid 50s slump – when he was writing himself into a corner with the same sort of chamber jazz numbers all the time. In this sort of album, he's already got the basic pattern – and is free to really open up the band and the charts with the sort of creativity that he began his career with. Titles include "The Jitterbug", "Over The Rainbow", "We're Off To See The Wizard", and "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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