George Barnes —
Guitars Galore ... LP Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
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With Jack Lesberg on bass, Eddie Shaughnessy on bongos, Hank D'Amico on clarinet, Berni Leighton on piano, Al Cohn on saxophone, Clark Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Eddie Costa on xylophone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover and labels have two drillholes through the center.)
An early collaboration between Count Basie and Norman Granz – and a real cooker too! Granz shows some great foresight here – grabbing Basie at a time when his group was just getting its groove back, and really learning how to hit a more modern sound! The set includes some great tenor ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key album in the development of the flute in jazz – issued under the Swingin Shepherds name to cash in on the fame of that popular hit of the time! The album's a bit more serious and conceptual than you might guess from the title and cover image – and follows strongly on the approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eastman Marimba Band —
Nola ... LP Mercury (Netherlands), 1976. Near Mint- ...
With David Mancini, Gordon Stout, Ted Moore, Ted Rounds, and James Saporito. LP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Erroll Garner's first album of the 70s – and a set that's a perfect demonstration of that way he could always groove, but with an edge! The first 30 seconds of the album have this sense of bold freedom that might make you think you've accidentally put on a record by Cecil Taylor – that ... read moreCD
Erroll Garner —
Mambo Moves ... LP Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ...
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A great LP of Latin-y piano tracks with Candido sitting on on congas – an element that makes the album groove nicely, with a harder Latin sound than you'd ever expect! Great stuff all around – and we wish he'd recorded more like this! Titles include "Mambo Nights", "Old ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unusual album from piano giant Erroll Garner – a jazz album at the core, but one that was also used as the soundtrack for an obscure Paul Newman film of the 60s! We always love Erroll Garner in a fuller setting – something that's not always easy to find on record – and ... read moreCD
A really unusual album from piano giant Erroll Garner – a jazz album at the core, but one that was also used as the soundtrack for an obscure Paul Newman film of the 60s! We always love Erroll Garner in a fuller setting – something that's not always easy to find on record – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rosie Gayle lays down a set of hipster comedy and music tracks, with a nice "beat" feel, and good jazz backing in parts. His style's a mix of Louis Jordan-type storytelling songs, with comedy that sounds a bit raunchy, and which was probably more so in his live appearances. Tracks ... (Comedy, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Herb Geller —
Gellers ... LP Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ...
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One of the greatest records ever cut by altoist Herb Geller, and one of the few to document the work of his group that included wife Lorraine Geller on piano! Lorraine's quite nice, and the rhythm by Keith Mitchell and Mel Lewis is good too – but the real wonder is Herb's alto, which cuts ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreCD
Gigi Gryce —
Reminiscin' ... LP Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good ...
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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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not classic Chico – but a pretty darn nice album of fusion tracks, very much in the spirit of other Mercury jazz work from the 1976/1977 generation! The tracks have a nice riffing groove to them – with fast tight drums from Chico, souflul sax work by Arthur Blythe and Gary Gordon, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy big band material, with that very cool 60s Quincy Jones sound! The record has a global gimmick – as Quincy makes a trip around the world, playing tunes associated with various nations, like "Under Paris Skies", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Come Back To Sorrento" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quincy Jones meets Henry Mancini – and the result is an album that's as groovy as it is jazzy – every bit as wonderful as you might expect, and with a few surprising touches as well! Given that Mancini's tunes are already pretty darn great on their own – and plenty jazzy too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful box set, and one that's filled with amazing material by one of our favorite players of all time! Roland Kirk's work for Mercury has always been darn tough to come by on wax, and even though a number of titles have been reissued individually over the years, this box set is still the ... read moreCD
(Please note this copy includes the booklet, which has light wear, but is missing the original slipcover.)
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 moreCD
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 moreCD
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Red Prysock —
Beat ... LP Mercury, 1957. Very Good ...
Heavy tenor instrumentals from the great Red Prysock – with tunes that include "Tea Bird", "Purple Wail", "He's A Real Gone Guy", "Earth Rock", "Pog Wog", "Lion's Den", "Mashin Potatoes", and "2 Point 8". LP, Vinyl record album
An extremely groovy session from arranger Pete Rugolo – done in a style that's partly jazz, but which also has lots of dynamic range – in a way that's almost in the style of some of the RCA bachelor pad albums from the time. Rugolo makes the most of the interesting format – using ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreCD
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great Japanse-only album that brings together rare early material from Lennie Tristano – a player who was years ahead of his time in these 40s recordings, working in a trio with the great Billy Bauer on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
One of Sarah Vaughan's first albums of Latin-tinged tracks – showing the roots of her interest in Brazilian music that would develop even more fully into the 70s. The record features a large group arranged and conducted by Frank Foster – with a host of jazz soloists, plus Latin ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Sarah Vaughan's best albums from the 50s – a swinging live set caught at Chicago's Mister Kelly's night club – and recorded with very small combo backing! The album's a great contrast to some of Sarah's more fully arranged sets of the era – and it features piano from Jimmy ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
One of the few truly great albums by one of the hippest guitarists we can think of! Zoller was a fantastic talent of the European scene – with an approach to the guitar that's unlike anyone else we've heard. Unfortunately, though, he didn't always make that many albums as a leader in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Music from Bill Samuels & the Cats 'N Jammers Three, Eddie "Mr. Cleanhead" Vinson & his Orchestra, the Trenier Twins, Helen Humes, Dinah Washington, Junior Tamplin, Joyce Jackson, Joe Houston, "Manhattan" Paul Bascomb, Zilla Mays with John Peek & the Blues Caravan, ... read moreCD