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Cannonball AdderleyKnow What I Mean? (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Know What I Mean? (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Cannonball AdderleyKnow What I Mean? (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Know What I Mean? (20 bit remaster) ... CD 6.99

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Cannonball AdderleyThem Dirty Blues ... CD
Riverside/Capitol, 1960. Used ... $6.99
One of the all-time great ones by Cannonball! This record captures him in the prime of his early soul jazz fame – working with an unbelievably heavy quintet that featured Bobby Timmons on piano (with Barry Harris sitting in on a few tracks), Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better (SACD) ... CD
Riverside/Fantasy, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his ... read more CD
(Out of print, hybrid SACD pressing – plays on regular players too!)

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Cannonball Adderley QuintetCannonball Adderley Quintet Plus ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $7.99
An all-star set from Cannonball Adderley – a hip standout in his pre-Capitol years for Riverside! The "plus" in the title is pianist Wynton Kelly – who works with the group wonderfully on 4 of the album's 6 tracks – bringing in a slightly different feel on the keys than ... read more CD

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Nat Adderley & The Big Sax SectionThat's Right! ... CD
Riverside, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Nat's trumpet is backed up by the "big sax section" here – a trio of reed players that includes Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Heath, and Charlie Rouse, plus some additional baritone work by Tate Houston. The groove's pretty swinging – kind of in the mode of early work with Cannonball ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Chet BakerChet Baker In New York ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $5.99
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul ... read more CD

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✨✧ Art BlakeyCaravan ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best non-Blue Note sessions from Art Blakey in the 60s – a really searing set that features the sextet lineup of the Jazz Messengers – a group that's filled with legends who include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Reggie Workman ... read more CD

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Peter BocageNew Orleans – The Living Legends – Peter Bocage With His Creole Serenaders & The Love-Jiles Ragtime Orchestra ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny Dorham2 Horns/2 Rhythm (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $7.99
Classic early work from Kenny Dorham as a leader – a brilliant set that sparkles with modern touches! The group's a quartet that pairs Kenny's trumpet with the alto sax of the late Ernie Henry – a perfect accompanist that brings out both the brightness in Kenny's horn, and the edgier ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny DrewThis Is New ... CD
Riverside, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
The "new" thing here is that Kenny's playing with horns – always a refreshing change from his trio sides, and a setting that really brings out an edgier side to his playing. About half the record features a quintet with Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley, plus Wilbur Ware on bass and GT ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny Drew TrioKenny Drew Trio (Riverside) (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1956. Used ... $8.99
Light and tippling magic from pianist Kenny Drew – working here in trio formation with Philly Joe Jones on drums and Paul Chambers on bass, and getting a nice degree of freedom in this early Riverside session! There's a "newness" here that continues the inroads Kenny made on his ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansAt The Village Vanguard ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... $3.99
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the ... read more CD

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Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. Used ... $9.99
Everybody Digs Bill Evans – or at least it certainly seems that way from the cover endorsements by Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Ahmad Jamal – but the real proof is in the record, and the set is a great one from Bill's classic years on Riverside! Evans is at the peak of his ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansGreen Dolphin Street (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1959/1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lost Bill Evans material from his tremendous early run on Riverside Records – sessions recorded in 1959, but unreleased to the public for many years! The core of the record features Evans working with Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones both rhythm players that Bill interacted with ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansInterplay (gold CD pressing) ... CD
Riverside/DCC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real standout in the Bill Evans catalog for Riverside – and that's saying a lot, given how important all of his Riverside albums are! The session's a rare quintet outing for Evans – one that breaks the mode of the usual trio format by adding in Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Jim Hall ... read more CD
(Out of print gold CD pressing, remastered by Steve Hoffman.)

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Bill EvansNew Jazz Conceptions (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside/Fantasy, 1956. Used ... $9.99
Bill Evans' first album as a leader – and a well-titled set that went onto transform the sound of the piano in jazz! The session isn't as lyrically free as some of Evans' later classics, but already has an undeniably fresh approach to the keys – one that's modern, yet never academic ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansPortrait In Jazz (20 bit remaster – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set to feature the Bill Evans Trio with the great Scott Lafaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Listening to the set we're reminded of what always brings us back to Evans' playing – a quality that's often described as moody, but which is really is quite spry and lively throughout ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard (20bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Don FriedmanFlashback ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's nothing "flashback" about this one – because the record's about as in-the-moment as you could be for jazz piano in the early 60s! Don Friedman's a really tremendous player at this point in his career – a sometimes unsung hero in the space between Bill Evans and Keith ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny GriffinDo Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1963. Used ... $6.99
A moodier session than usual for Griff – but in a nice way – and one that's cut with Buddy Montgomery on vibes and piano, and handled in a laidback soul jazz mode that's a refreshing change from some of his sharper hardbop sides! Highlights include the extended original "Slow ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Milt JacksonBig Bags – Milt Jackson Orchestra ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $5.99
A sweet larger group session from vibist Milt Jackson – proof that he was really trying to stretch his wings, and get into new things during the 60s! The set's got Milt working with some great help from Tadd Dameron and Ernie Wilkins on larger group arrangements – nicely swinging ... read more CD

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Budd JohnsonBudd Johnson & The Four Brass Giants ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $6.99
Budd Johnson was one of those players from the old days who was continually drawing praise from younger and hipper musicians – crediting Budd with a tone and talent that was forever an inspiration to them. Case in point is this 1960 session, issued as part of the hip Cannonball Adderley ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sam JonesSoul Society ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost soul jazz groover! The record is clearly one of the best ever cut by this fantastically overlooked bass player – and it's filled with a great set of players that includes Bobby Timmons, Nat Adderley, Charles Davis, and Jimmy Heath. The whole thing leaps along with that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Wynton KellyKelly Blue ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $5.99
A great little session from Wynton Kelly – one that has him breaking out of the lyrical roots of his trio work, and hitting some harder notes as a leader of a larger hardbop group! The album features Kelly working in both trio and sextet format – the latter with players who include Nat ... read more CD

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Rod Levitt OrchestraDynamic Sound Patterns Of The Rod Levitt Orchestra ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1964. Used ... $12.99
"Dynamic" is right – as Rod's one of the hippest large group arrangers of his time! The album's a really wonderful record that features Rod leading an octet with a distinctly modern touch – almost building off the styles of Kenton groups of the 50s, but with more of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Abbey LincolnThat's Him! ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1957. Used ... $6.99
One of Abbey Lincoln's earliest albums – an all star session recorded with backing by Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Max Roach! Abbey's still pretty straight at this point – singing a variety of wispy love songs and emotional tunes – but she's also ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Herbie MannSultry Serenade ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $6.99
An early record by Herbie Mann, and one that offers a nice treat – bass clarinet! Although Herbie made his fame in the 60s with his Latiny flute playing, he was also a darn good bass clarinetist, and he plays both instruments on this rare early session from 1957. The bass clarinet doesn't ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellBlue Soul (Keepnews collection with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong early winner from Blue – recorded with an all-star group that includes Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Mitchell's not necessarily the leader – Benny Golson and Jimmy Heath handled the arrangements – but the group overall is ... read more CD
(Tray card is missing one spine.)

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Thelonious MonkAlone In San Francisco (20 bit remastered with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... $9.99
A classic solo piano album from Thelonious Monk – recorded live in San Francisco, and maybe one of his best albums ever in the format! There's a special sort of quality that makes Monk's solo work so different from his trio, quartet, and larger group music – this real understanding of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before ... read more CD
Also available Brilliant Corners (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1956. Used ... $14.99
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before ... read more CD
(Out of print – and includes obi!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Himself ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic outing of solo piano by Thelonious Monk – a format that wasn't used often, but which always made for some really compelling work! Monk in this mode is often different than the bolder leader of a trio or larger group – and there's a more introspective quality to the record ... read more CD
(CRC pressing.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1959. Used ... $14.99
A unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Thelonious Monk & Gerry MulliganMulligan Meets Monk (20 bit remaster – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
An unlikely pair, but a great one here – and the record's one of those few magical moments where bringing together unusual partners actually works! Mulligan's cool hardly seems a match for Monk's angular modernism, but together the players seem to strike a middle ground that resonates with ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Wes MontgomeryBoss Guitar (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1963. Used ... $6.99
Early greatness from Wes Montgomery – and a session that's got a gritty edge that takes Wes back to his Indianapolis roots! The album's one of the few of the time to feature the unsung Hammond hero Mel Rhyne – a player who worked with Wes at his start, but has only gotten stronger ... read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Wes MontgomeryFull House (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1962. Used ... $8.99
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryFull House (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With grooves this great, the house must have been full – and the album's a gem of an early live date by Wes Montgomery, recorded in Berkeley with a quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums! The tunes have a nicely ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryIncredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $3.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – because although the record was only Wes Montgomery's second album as a leader, he was already making plenty of waves with the sound of his guitar! The session lines Wes up with the very tight rhythm team of Tommy Flanagan on piano, Percy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomerySo Much Guitar! ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
So much guitar – but never too much, given that Wes was the real master of sound and space, even at this early point in his career! The album's one that tries to break Montgomery from some of his smaller combo albums for Riverside, and pair him with a few bigger names – Hank Jones on ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) (20 bit remastered with bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside, 1959. Used ... $8.99
Wes Montgomery's first album as a leader – a relatively obscure set that has him playing in a trio with Indianapolis bandmates Mel Rhyne on organ and Paul Parker on drums – a mode that strongly recalls Montgomery's roots in the Indy scene at the time! If you only know the later, famous ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Montgomery BrothersGroove Yard ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ah for the genius of the Montgomery Brothers – a sweet combo from the Indy scene that featured Wes Montgomery alongside brothers Monk and Buddy! Wes is on guitar, natch, Buddy plays piano, Monk bass, and Bobby Thomas joins the group on drums – all grooving in a style that's a bit like ... read more CD

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Bill PerkinsQuietly There ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1966. Used ... $11.99
Amazing work from west coast saxophonist Bill Perkins – playing here in a mode that's quite different than his more famous 50s recordings! The style here is almost one you'd hear on late 60s A&M Records – definitely "quietly there", with a blend of Perkins' reeds and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny RollinsSound Of Sonny (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1957. Used ... $8.99
A landmark album from Sonny Rollins – a record that really lives up to its title, as it shows the maturing tenorist really finding his own voice in jazz – a sound that's unlike any other! Rollins' Riverside work sometimes seems to get overlooked sometimes in light of his freer late 50s ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Clark TerryDuke With A Difference ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... $9.99
Hmmm . . . Don't know what the "difference" is here, given that the set was one of a number of Duke-inspired sessions of the late 50s, but given that Terry was a big force in the best ones, and that he's working here with some of Duke's best players, we'll give the set a thumbs up! The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clark TerrySerenade To A Bus Seat ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great early date as a leader from trumpeter Clark Terry – one cut during the stretch when he was keeping company with players like Thelonious Monk and Johnny Griffin! The latter player is a key member of Terry's group here – as Johnny's tenor adds a nice sharp edge to Clark's trumpet ... read more CD

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Clark TerryTop & Bottom Brass ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $19.99
Clark Terry's breezy trumpet is paired with Don Butterfield's tuba for a real "top and bottom" session of brassy jazz. The two of them are backed by a sharp rhythm section that includes Jimmy Jones on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The set's got a lot of nice ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kid ThomasNew Orleans – The Living Legends – Kid Thomas & His Algiers Stompers Featuring Emile Barnes ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby TimmonsBobby Timmons Trio In Person ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bobby Timmons at the height of his powers – recorded live at the Village Vanguard, with a trio that includes Ron Carter on bass and Albert Heath on drums! The tracks are a bit longer than on some of Bobby's trio studio sides for Riverside – nicely swinging, with some killer piano work ... read more CD
 
 



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