An excellent album by Dexter Gordon – his first after a number of years spent without recording in the late 50s, and one that marked a real return to serious growth as a player during the 60s! The album takes the same approach as Dexter's soon to be recorded Blue Note classics – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s pressing. Shrinkwrap has a Priced Right sticker.)
Excellent! This record is one of the lost chapters in the career of the great British alto player Joe Harriott. The session was recorded before Joe's experimental "Abstract" release, and way before his "Indo Jazz Fusions" experiments – but it's still an excellent session ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clifford Jordan & Sonny Red —
Story Tale ... LP Jazzland, 1961. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A brilliant collaboration between Clifford Jordan and Sonny Red! At the time of this recording, Jordan was one of a number of firey young tenor players from Chicago – all of them hard-blowing, with a nice soulful bottom that opened up a bop sound to more moods and emotions – but Jordan ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove.)
A killer set of grooves from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – one of the first and one of the few to ever combine vibes with Hammond organ – in this case, the work of Milt Harris on the keys! The group is a very rhythmic trio, thanks to Harris on the bass pedals, and Penny Hinant on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Orpheum pressing. Cover has aged tape on all seams, light surface wear, and a name in marker.)
An unusual record for vibist Johnny Lytle – one that has him breaking from his usual trio formation, to work in a super-tight lineup that includes some soul jazz heavyweights! The sound's quite different than Lytle's usual mix of organ and vibes, but still pretty darn great – thanks to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing. Cover has some thin stains around the edges on back.)
Junior Mance —
Happy Time ... LP Jazzland, 1962. Near Mint- ...
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There's nothing hokey about this one – despite a "happy time" title that might make you think so – as the album's one of the first great statements from pianist Junior Mance, a player who was really coming into his own at the time! Rhythm here is by the team of Ron Carter on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Jazzland pressing. Cover has a Jazzland sticker on front and some tape remnants along the opening.)
Some of jazz's most sensitive artists get together in a lyrical set of light-handed ditties. Shearing's piano is a surprisingly nice complement to the vibes/bass/guitar sound of The Montgomery Brothers – and the group is augmented by some nice Latin percussion. Tracks are short, and titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing, still sealed with obi. Shrinkwrap has import and promo stickers on back.)