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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago (Audiocheck 45rpm pressing) ... LP
Mercury (Japan), 1959/1977. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great session from 1959 – one that features John Coltrane playing with the Adderley group, recorded in Chicago when they were stopping through the city with Miles Davis' combo at the time! In fact, since the rhythm section includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, splitting in the top seam, and a distro sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyJump For Joy/Julian Cannonball Adderley & Strings ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1955/1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 early experiments by Cannonball Adderley – both of which feature him as the main soloists in front of larger backings! Jump For Joy is an interesting early side by Cannonball that captures him before he'd really found his voice – and when the folks at Mercury still didn't really know ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve Allen & Gus BivonaSwingin' & Dancin' ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a few spots of clear tape on the opening.)

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Gene AmmonsJug Sessions ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Early work from Gene Ammons – his obscure late 40s recordings for Mercury Records – mostly from the 78rpm years! Sidemen include Junior Mance, Albert Ammons, Israel Crosby, Gene Wright and lesser known Chicago locals like Wes Landers, Leo Blevins, Jess Miller and Ernest McDonald. As you' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry ArnoldHarry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz! ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Hard swinging big band material from Sweden – featuring the big band of Harry Arnold arranged by Quincy Jones. Quincy had been spending a lot of time in Sweden during the mid 50s – bringing with him a host of great players that would soon become big names on the European scene. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has gloss separation along the spine.)

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Sil AustinSil Austin Plays Pretty For The People ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
No honking here, as Sil Austin takes his deeply soulful tenor sax, and turns it to a set of creamy late-nite tracks – all done over some very "pretty" backings, ala the Verve strings work of Ben Webster or Lester Young. Most cuts have voices in with the orchestrations – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Eddie BarclayTwilight Time ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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George BarnesGuitar Galaxies ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
(Now Sound, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Clifford BrownQuintet Vol 1 ... LP
EmArcy/Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
First volume pulled together in the early 80s of Brownie's remarkable work with a smoking quintet that would record some of the finest bop sides issued on the Emarcy label. He's working here with Max Roach, George Morrow and Richie Powell and Harold Land as Brown's foil in the front line. 14 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Clifford BrownQuintet Vol 2 ... LP
EmArcy/Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Second volume pulled together in the early 80s of Brownie's remarkable work with a smoking quintet that would record some of the finest bop sides issued on the Emarcy label. He's working here with Max Roach, George Morrow and Richie Powell and either Sonny Rollins or Harold Land as Brown's foil in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly stained and bent corner.)

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✨✧ Clifford BrownRemember Clifford ... LP
Mercury, 1955/1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lasting tribute to Brownie! The album was released some years after Brown died, and is comprised of songs from his 1955 album Clifford Brown With Strings, plus a few tracks from other recording sessions from that year before his death. The players include Richie Powell (Bud Powell's brother who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover is stained and wrinkled on the bottom 3 inches, with the front paste-on separated.)

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✨✧ Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best albums that Al Cohn and Zoot Sims ever cut together – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of their collaborations during the 50s and 60s! The set's got a nice small group feeling, and is a bit more open and relaxed than some of their RCA material – still in the ... read more CD
Also available You N Me ... LP 14.99

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Al Cohn & Zoot SimsYou N Me ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the best albums that Al Cohn and Zoot Sims ever cut together – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of their collaborations during the 50s and 60s! The set's got a nice small group feeling, and is a bit more open and relaxed than some of their RCA material – still in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Jerry Colonna & His Dixieland BandHe Sings & Swings ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Stereo Mercury/Wing pressing with deep groove.)

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Buddy DeFranco/Tommy Gumina QuartetKaleidoscope ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Eric DelaneyMainly Delaney ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An American set from British drumme Eric Delaney – with titles that include "Ripe Cherry Rock", "Truckin", "Oranges & Lemons", "Say Si Si", and "Rock & Roll King Cole". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: vinyl is great, but cover has water staining on the bottom half – a bit of wrinkling on the front.)

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✨✧ Charles EarlandRevelation ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the fine fine albums of spacey keyboard funk that Charles cut for the Mercury label during the late 70s. Earland starts with a Herbie Hancock approach – and no surprise, he's got Paul Jackson and Harvey Mason in the group – but then he changes the groove to show off more of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Art FarmerListen To Art Farmer & The Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1962. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A beautiful set of tracks that features Art Farmer soloing on flugelhorn over larger arrangements by Oliver Nelson. Farmer's work on the instrument was just taking shape at this point in his career, and the soulful backings of Nelson are a really great match for his lyrical tone, and widening ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing with the deep groove.)

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Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetHere & Now ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $33.99
One of the most magical records ever from this legendary group – a set that swings as hard and soulfully as some of their previous sessions, yet also has a sharper, more modern vibe as well! Of course, this latter aspect is no surprise – once you realize that a young Grachan Moncur is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove, including the Mercury inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Art Farmer/Benny Golson JazztetAnother Git Together ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite records ever from the legendary Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – and a rare later date, recorded after their more famous albums for Chess! The lineup here is a bit unusual – in that a young Grachan Moncur III is in the combo on trombone – really adding some ... read more CD
Also available Another Git Together ... LP 11.99

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Art Farmer/Benny Golson JazztetAnother Git Together ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of our favorite records ever from the legendary Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – and a rare later date, recorded after their more famous albums for Chess! The lineup here is a bit unusual – in that a young Grachan Moncur III is in the combo on trombone – really adding some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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Johnny FrigoI Love John Frigo He Swings ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
John, aka Johnny Frigo, who's best known to our set for the rare dynamite jazz dance sides he recorded later on, and to the jazz world at large for his work as a bassist, leads a small group on this rare, early full length for Mercury as as a leader on his first instrument – the violin! It's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover is stained along the opening and is aged overall.)

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✨✧ Erroll GarnerAfternoon Of An Elf (80s pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1955. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Titles include "Afternoon Of An Elf", "Don't Be That Way", "Fandango", and "A Smooth One". LP, Vinyl record album

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Erroll Garner/Leith StevensNew Kind of Love – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Mercury/Mack Avenue, Mid 60s. New Copy ... About October 4, 2019 (delayed)
We always love Erroll Garner in a fuller setting – something that's not always easy to find on record – and this album features his piano in the lead, over the top of some great backings from Leith Stevens – known best for his jazz soundtracks of the 50s! Stevens' provides a ... read more CD

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Terry GibbsExplosion ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Tracks include "The Big Cat", "Tico Tico", "Big Bad Bob", "Billie's Bounce", and "Soft Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo with deep groove.)

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Terry GibbsLaunching A New Band ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Terry Gibbs/Steve Allen/Gus BivonaAllen's All Stars, Terry Gibbs Captain ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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Dizzy GillespieComposer's Concepts ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s/1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
Nice 2LP set that brings together some of his most striking sessions of the early 60s recorded for Emarcy. This set includes pieces composed and arranged by Lalo Schifrin played by a large ensemble led by Benny Carter – with Dizzy as the main soloist, and work by players that include James ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Patrick GleesonBeyond The Sun – An Electronic Portrait Of Holst's The Planets ... CD
Mercury/BSX, 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious records ever made by electronic wizard Patrick Gleeson – a huge talent on the moog and Arp, whose work was featured on key 70s jazz albums by Charles Earland, Joe Henderson, Bennie Maupin, and Herbie Hancock – and that's saying a lot, given that Herbie already ... read more CD

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✨✧ Benny GolsonTurning Point ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible, and oft-overlooked album from the great Benny Golson – and one of the few early albums that really point the way to his huge run of work for decades to come! The style here is a bit looser, and more open than some of Golson's previous albums – less of a focus on ... read more CD
Also available Turning Point ... LP 19.99

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Benny GolsonTurning Point ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An incredible, and oft-overlooked album from the great Benny Golson – and one of the few early albums that really point the way to his huge run of work for decades to come! The style here is a bit looser, and more open than some of Golson's previous albums – less of a focus on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing, EXPR-1021, with obi.)

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✨✧ Joe GordonIntroducing Joe Gordon ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing work from bop trumpeter Joe Gordon! Gordon was a lost talent who only cut a handful of records before his untimely death in 1963 – but he was a heck of a trumpeter, with a rich talent that we'd rank up there with Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham. Joe plays here in a group that includes ... read more CD

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John GraasCoup De Graas ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the weird LPs that French Horn player John Graas made in the 50's, featuring that cumbersome instrument in a set of surprisingly light and loose jazz tracks. Graas' playing on the French Horn is a bit like Gerry Mulligan's on the baritone – that is, he takes these turns and twists ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging on back.)

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Stephane GrappelliImprovisations ... LP
Mercury, 1956. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Not as freely improvised as you might think – but a nice set from the mid 50s, issued here with bonus unreleased tracks, and one that features Grappelli as the lead soloist in a quartet with Maurice Vander on piano and harpsichord, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Baptiste Reilles on drums. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging and a light stain on back.)

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✨✧ Gigi GryceReminiscin' ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great lost date from the wonderful Gigi Gryce – a set that features the altoist in an sextet, but often swinging with a looser vibe than on some of his better-known albums from the 50s! There's a mix of soulful and modern here that's not unlike the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – ... read more CD

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Art HodesJazz Chicago Style (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good ... $11.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Horst JankowskiPiano Affairs ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Red label stereo pressing.)

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Buddy JohnsonBuddy Johnson Wails ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Wail, wail, wail – that's all Buddy ever does, especially when he's playing his honking tenor solos! Classic album of tenor-based R&B grooves, in the classic Mercury mode from the 1950s. Buddy never sounded better, and a number of tracks also feature vocals by sister Ella or by Floyd ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Buddy JohnsonWalkin ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Classic material from Buddy Johnson – a key figure in the transition from bigger band jazz to raw R&B in the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Quincy JonesBig Band Bossa Nova ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Perhaps THE greatest Quincy Jones album of the 60s – a hard-swinging batch of big band bossa tunes – and one of the greatest American takes on the bossa sound ever! Quincy really brings a lot of soul to the set – syncopating the bottom end of the tunes to really bring out the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Quincy Jones/Astrud GilbertoPawnbroker/Deadly Affair ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1965/1966. Used ... $13.99
2 of Quincy Jones' groundbreaking 60s soundtracks on one CD! The material here isn't funky like his 70's work, and shows Quincy more in a dark brooding thriller vein. The Pawnbroker score has an orchestra filled with great jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Anthony Ortega, Oliver Nelson, Elvin ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis JordanRockin & Jivin 1956/1957 Vol 1 ... LP
Mercury/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The first volume in this great series that brings together the complete Mercury Recordings from the later years of this R&B great – including some never-issued tracks! (Soul, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album

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Roland KirkRoland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Very Good ... $24.99
A real stormer – and one of Kirk's best records! Half the album is quartet material, recorded by a group that includes Harold Mabern on piano and Sonny Brown on drums. The other half of the record's equally good – and features a large group with a rhythm group that includes Mabern, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label deep groove pressing.)

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Roland KirkWe Free Kings ... CD
Mercury, 1961. Used ... $4.99
One of Roland Kirk's classic early recordings for Mercury, and the kind of stuff that has him mixing his wild reed playing with more traditional hardbop structures. Most of the tracks are quartet sides, with piano, bass, and drums backing Kirk up – but the real focus is on Kirk's solos, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available We Free Kings ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Roland KirkWe Free Kings ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Near Mint- ... $39.99
One of Roland Kirk's classic early recordings for Mercury, and the kind of stuff that has him mixing his wild reed playing with more traditional hardbop structures. Most of the tracks are quartet sides, with piano, bass, and drums backing Kirk up – but the real focus is on Kirks solos, which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)
Also available We Free Kings ... CD 4.99

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Franz Loffler & Pierre Favre300 Year Old Goodies All Jazzed Up ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of those groovy jazz meets classical projects from the French scene of the 60s – featuring guitar from Loffler and drums from Pierre Favre! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Chuck MangioneAlive! ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Red label pressing.)

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✨✧ Chuck MangioneChuck Mangione Quartet ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A very cool album from the young Chuck – blowing here long before his crossover fusion work of the late 70s, on these long tracks that sound really wonderful – and almost have a soaring, spiritual vibe! Chuck blows flugelhorn – plus electric piano too – and the other hip ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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Chuck MangioneFriends & Love – A Chuck Mangione Concert (double LP) ... LP
Mercury, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Chuck MangioneLand Of Make Believe ... LP
Mercury, 1973. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Titles include "Legend Of The One-Eyed Sailor", "Lullaby For Nancy Carol", "El Gato Triste", "Land Of Make Believe", and "As Long As We're Together". Features vocals by Esther Satterfield! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Chuck MangioneTogether – A New Chuck Mangione Concert ... LP
Mercury, 1971. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Groovy early work from Chuck – with Gerry Niewood on sax and flute, Don Potter on guitar, Gap Mangione on electric piano, and Esther Satterfield and Bat McGrath on vocals. Titles include "Firewatchers", "Sixty Miles Young", "Hill Where The Lord Hides", "Feel ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Gap MangioneSing Along Junk ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A strange little record – but a nice one! The set's halfway between funky jazz and easy soundtrack grooves – Gap leading the group and handling the arrangements with a bit of help from young brother Chuck. Players include Steve Dadd on drums, John Faddis on trumpet, Frank Wess on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bennie MaupinMoonscapes ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A really great solo set from the great Bennie Maupin – part of an excellent run of records as a leader, cut during the stretch when he was riding to great fame with The Headhunters! The vibe here is deeper and more spiritual than his work with that group – still somewhat influenced by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Bennie MaupinSlow Traffic To The Right/Moonscapes ... CD
Mercury/Vocalion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of funky jazz sets from Bennie Maupin – '77's Slow Traffic To The Right and '78's Moonscapes – together in a single set! Slow Traffic To The Right is Maupin's first LP for Mercury, and a great bit of spiritual funky jazz that recalls a lot of the sound of his work with The ... read more CD

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Buddy MorrowTribute To A Sentimental Gentleman – Buddy Morrow Plays Tommy Dorsey ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Clyde OtisAmerica's Dance Favorites ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Perry & The HarmonicsIntrigue With Soul ... CD
Mercury/Monkey Dog (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique little record – unlike anything else we can think of – one that combines the hippest side of the 60s soul jazz vibe with that decade's popular love of spy culture too! The set's mostly instrumental, but has a few dropped-in vocals that really open things up – and the ... (Soul, Jazz) read more CD

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Oscar Peterson with Clark TerryOscar Peterson Trio + One ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Oscar Peterson's trio is augmented here by a famous guest – trumpeter Clark Terry, whose horn adds a nice bit of punctuation to the set, and makes the record a strong standout in the 60s catalogs of both players! The addition of Terry to the record is a great one – as Clark's rising ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s skyscraper label pressing.)

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✨✧ Red PrysockFruit Boots ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Raw tenor from this great R&B talent – with tracks that include "The Shakers", "Fruit Boots", "Red Rock", "Plaid Laces", "What Next", "The Fox", and "Lulu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has discoloration from age, a split bottom seam, and a partially split top seam.)

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Red PrysockRock & Roll (80s pressing) ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Heavy tenor from one of the 50s greats – not really rock and roll, so much as it is some tenor-heavy R&B, with plenty of jazz too! Titles include "That's The Groovy Thing", "Jump Red Jump", "Blow Your Horn", "Little Jamie", "Hand Clappin" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Danish pressing on Official.)

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✨✧ Walter RaimElectrifying Guitar Of Walter Raim ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pop guitar with jazzy inflections – a wonderful little album that has Walter Raim on the hollow-body electric, working alongside jazz players that include Hank Jones and Bobby Scott on piano, and Don Elliot and Phil Kraus on vibes and percussion! The style is lean and spare throughout – ... (Now Sound, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Walter RaimElectrifying Guitar Of Walter Raim (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pop guitar with jazzy inflections – a wonderful little album that has Walter Raim on the hollow-body electric, working alongside jazz players that include Hank Jones and Bobby Scott on piano, and Don Elliot and Phil Kraus on vibes and percussion! The style is lean and spare throughout – ... (Now Sound, Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Max RoachMany Sides Of Max (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A great record – and one that's a lot more unified than the title might make you think! The set has Max post-Clifford Brown, post-the hardbop group that followed Brown, in his more searching soulful mode, playing with some steller younger talents like Booker Little, George Coleman, Julian ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... CD
Mercury, 1957/1958. Used ... $4.99
A killer batch of hardbop tracks – no-nonsense, straight-ahead, and with all the fire of Roach's work with Clifford Brown! The set was recorded a few years after the untimely death of the Brown/Roach group – and although the album's got "Charlie Parker" in the title, there's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... LP 19.99

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Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... LP
Mercury, 1957/1958. Very Good ... $19.99
A killer batch of hardbop tracks – no-nonsense, straight-ahead, and with all the fire of Roach's work with Clifford Brown! The set was recorded a few years after the untimely death of the Brown/Roach group – and although the album's got "Charlie Parker" in the title, there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove.)
Also available Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... CD 4.99

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Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, 1957/1958. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A killer batch of hardbop tracks – no-nonsense, straight-ahead, and with all the fire of Roach's work with Clifford Brown! The set was recorded a few years after the untimely death of the Brown/Roach group – and although the album's got "Charlie Parker" in the title, there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Max RoachMax Roach With The Boston Percussion Ensemble ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of Max's most experimental albums from the 50s – a set of serious compositional works performed in conjunction with the Boston Percussion Ensemble. The feel is very much in the mode of 20th century classical work, such as the recordings in the 60s by the Percussions Of Strasbourg – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Pete Rugolo10 Saxophones & 2 Basses ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The groovy off-kilter arranger from the Kenton band lays down some cool, but oddly orchestrated stuff in a setting with a big, fat bottom of 10 saxes and 2 basses. Tracks include "2 Funky Basses", "Contrasts", "Saxophobia", "Holiday For Strings", "Guy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo Mercury Perfect Presence Sound pressing.)

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Pete RugoloMusic From Out Of Space ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the coolest Mercury albums ever from Pete Rugolo – partly for the cover, but also for the great tunes that include "Stereo Space Man", "In A Modal Tone", and "Ballade For Drums"! LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful stereo copy!)

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✨✧ Pete RugoloPercussion At Work ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A percussion-heavy batch of tracks that has Pete Rugolo starting from a mode explored heavily in the hi-fi years, but taking the genre into much jazzier territory! With the help of a large group of west coast players – including Don Fagerquist, Larry Bunker, Herbie Harper, Frank Rosolini, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Pete RugoloRhythm Meets Rugolo ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real groover from the great Pete Rugolo – an album cut with an extra emphasis on the rhythm section, and a really jazzy feel! There's still some of the Kenton-modern touches of Rugolo's other work on the set, but overall, the tracks are a bit longer than usual, and done with a good array ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove, including the Mercury inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Pete RugoloTen Trombones Like Two Pianos ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of a series of albums Kenton arranger Rugolo cut for Mercury in the early 60s – 10 Trombones Like 2 Pianos, 10 Trumpets & 2 Guitars, and 10 Saxophones & 2 Basses – all making use of differing instrumental lineups to showcase Rugolo's amazing command of sound color and tone! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithUnfinished Business ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Very Good ... $4.99
Mighty soulful business from the great Jimmy Smith – a set for Mercury Records that updates his sound slightly, yet also hits some classic Hammond lines too! Jimmy plays a bit of acoustic piano and keyboards in addition to his classic organ – and works here in a setting that's tightly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Willie SmithAlto Sax Artistry (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Late 40s. Very Good ... $16.99
Incredible work from one of our favorite talents ever on the alto sax – a player who was almost to that instrument what Ben Webster was to the tenor! The collection features a number of laidback small group numbers that really show a strong focus on Willie Smith's amazing sound – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Harry SouthPresenting The Harry South Big Band ... LP
Mercury (UK), 1966. Very Good+ ... $36.99
Pretty hip work by Harry South – with a hell of a fantastic lineup that includes Dick Morrisey and Ronnie Scott on tenor sax, Tubby Hayes on tenor and flute, Gordon Beck on piano, Ian Carr and Ian Hamer on trumpets, and Phil Seamen on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing! A great copy.)

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Gabor SzaboNightflight ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Wonderful 70s work from Gabor Szabo – a record that has him picking up a bit more of a soulful undercurrent, while still keeping all his great guitar work nicely upfront! The album has Gabor recording at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios – with help from Philly soul arrangers Richie ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jon ThomasBig Beat On The Organ ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Although he's best known for his vocal R&B hit "Heartbreak", Jon Thomas was also a darn good organist, and this mid 50s album for Mercury's a nice batch of sides in the same tradition as contemporaneous work by Bill Doggett and Doc Bagby. The tracks are short and lively, and Jon ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanAfter Hours At The London House ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever by Sarah Vaughan – and a really jazz-based session that's totally hip! Sarah's working here live at the legendary London House nightclub in Chicago – singing with a small combo that includes Ronnell Bright on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Roy Haynes ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Sarah VaughanNo Count Sarah ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The title's a bit of a joke – because the record features a batch sidemen from the Count Basie band – Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Freddy Green, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster, and others – all working with Sarah, but the Count's name is missing, due to contractual obligations! Despite ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Alec WilderAlec Wilder Octets (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Inventive work from Alec Wilder – in a mix of jazz and higher ideas! Titles include "The Amorous Poltergeist", "Jack This Is My Husband", "They Needed No Words", and "Little White Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, mostly due to the light nature of the sleeve.)

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Various40th Anniversary VSOP Album – All Material Previously Unissued (4LP set) ... LP
Mercury (Japan), Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Very Good+ 4LPs ... $44.99
A killer collection of previously-unissued jazz from Mercury Records – with material by Roland Kirk, Ben Webster, Dinah Washington, Bob James, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Cannonball Adderley, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Box has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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VariousJazz Scene (original 78rpm set) ... 78 RPM
Mercury, 1950. Very Good+ 6 x 78rpm ... $269.99
The legendary Norman Granz Jazz Scene collection – a limited package of 78rpm singles that documented the styles and sounds of modern jazz at the time, filled with great drawings and photos, and one of those super-rare collectibles that you never ever see! A rare treasure both visually and ... (78 RPM, Jazz) read more 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Includes original booklet, with all individual pages and pieces – and even the fold-out David Stone Martin drawing – hand-signed and numbered by Norman Granz! #438 out of 5000 – and aged a bit over time, but in surprisingly great shape!)
 
 



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