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Art BlakeyBig Beat ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Good ... $49.99
One of the greatest Art Blakey Blue Note sessions of all time – and perhaps one of the greatest to realize the genius of the Jazz Messengers lineup that included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano! The trio of young talents are at the height of their early soulful powers here – working with Blakey and bassist Jymie Merritt in a set of tunes that are overflowing with expressive solos, unusual timings, and the Blakey genius for mixing bold statements with personally introspective moments. Nearly every track on the record's a classic – and titles include an early version of Bobby Timmons' "Dat Dere", plus Wayne Shorter's beautiful tunes "Lester Left Town", "Chess Players", and "Sakeena's Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
(63rd Street pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, and ear. Cover has some aging, a small split on the top seam, and some gloss peeling along the opening.)

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Art BlakeyCaravan (bonus tracks) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ... $7.99
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 on bass, and Cedar Walton on piano! The sextet format really pushes the energy of the group – and allows for even more wonderful horn interplay than before – while still allowing for lots of solo space for individual voices. Tracks are long and open, with a bouncing lyrical groove that's more soaring than some of the heavy-hitting earlier albums from Blakey, but no less pleasing – and possibly even a bit more soulful! Titles include "Sweet N Sour", "This Is For Albert", "Skylark", and "Thermo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art BlakeyChicago Jazz Festival 1987 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1987. Used 2CD ... $13.99
An Art Blakey double-header – two different groups, both recorded at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 1987! Blakey was still completely on fire well into the 80s – and CD1 documents a great performance with an excellent group of young Jazz Messengers, all players who'd go onto great fame on their own – as the group features Wallace Roney on trumpet, Javon Jackson on tenor, Benny Green on piano, and Peter Washington on bass. The group perform a smoking take on the classic Messengers standard "Along Came Betty" – and also improvise on two tracks too. CD2 features a Jazz Messengers Reunion group – with old Blakey bandmates Woody Shaw and Bill Hardman on trumpets, Benny Golson on tenor, Julian Priester on trombone, Walter Davis Jr on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. That group serves up their own version of "Along Came Betty" – plus "Are You Real", "Night In Tunisia", and "Politely". CD

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Art BlakeyChippin In ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1990. Used ... $6.99
Late Art Blakey – but great Blakey too, as Art never faltered a minute in the later years of his life, and continued to work with some of the best younger players he could find! Here, Art's leading a lineup that includes Brian Lynch on trumpet, Frank Lacy and Steve Davis on trombone, Javon Jackson and Dale Barlow on tenor, and Geoff Keezer on piano – all coming together with a tight, round sound that takes us back to some of Blakey's sublime mid 70s recordings – a masterpiece in soulful economy! Titles include "Byrdflight", "Brain Stormin", "Kay Pea", "Chippin In", "Aquarius Rising", "Chandek's Den", and "Kenji's Walk". CD
Also available Chippin In ... CD 9.99

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Art BlakeyChippin In ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $9.99
Late Art Blakey – but great Blakey too, as Art never faltered a minute in the later years of his life, and continued to work with some of the best younger players he could find! Here, Art's leading a lineup that includes Brian Lynch on trumpet, Frank Lacy and Steve Davis on trombone, Javon Jackson and Dale Barlow on tenor, and Geoff Keezer on piano – all coming together with a tight, round sound that takes us back to some of Blakey's sublime mid 70s recordings – a masterpiece in soulful economy! Titles include "Byrdflight", "Brain Stormin", "Kay Pea", "Chippin In", "Aquarius Rising", "Chandek's Den", and "Kenji's Walk". CD
Also available Chippin In ... CD 6.99

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Art BlakeyHold On, I'm Coming ... LP
Limelight, 1967. Very Good- ... $8.99
A soulful little record from Art Blakey – and very different than his Blue Note sessions! The album's got a tight soul jazz groove – shorter numbers, fuller backings, and an overall sound that's almost more like Cadet Records at the time. Backings are handled by Melba Liston or Tom McIntosh, and tracks are shorter than usual – but still filled with firey work by from the players – who include Freddie Hubbard and Chuck Mangione on trumpet, Tom McIntosh and Garnett Brown on trombone, Gary Bartz on alto, Frank Mitchell on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, John Hicks on piano, and Malcolm Bass on organ. A number of tracks have a conga drum groove – very unusual for the average Blakey album – and the tracks are a mix of soul jazz originals and pop covers, like "Secret Agent Man", "Sakeena", "Slowly But Surely", "Monday, Monday", and "Hold On, I'm Coming". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has notes in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyJazz Messengers (Columbia) ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s. Used ... $5.99
A killer early album by Art Blakey and his first incarnation of The Messengers – recorded before Horace Silver left the group, and a rare non-Blue Note outing done for Columbia Records! The ensemble here features Donald Byrd on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, and Doug Watkins on bass – alongside Silver's piano and Blakey's thundering work on drums – and the album is virtually a blueprint for the sound of hardbop in years to come – focused and intense, but still with plenty of room for individual solo expression! Tracks include a classic reading of "Nica's Dream", plus Horace Silver's great "Ecaroh", and Mobley's own "Infra-Rae" and "Hank's Symphony". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art BlakeyMoanin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! (And in fact, as a tribute to the group's success, the album was initially named Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, but quickly retitled Moanin in this version, after the big hit single!) LP, Vinyl record album

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Art BlakeyTheme From Golden Boy/This Is Life ... 7-inch
Colpix (Japan), 1963. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Art BlakeyWitch Doctor (plus bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99
One of our favorite albums ever from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – but a set that was unreleased by Blue Note for quite a few years! The set's one of two gems the group recorded in 1961, but which were held back until the end of the 60s – and it features a stellar version of the group with Wayne Shorter on tenor, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and Bobby Timmons on piano – all wonderful players who were really coming into their own at the time, and starting to bring a richness to the Messengers sound that would leave its mark in jazz for many years to come! The group is razor-sharp on the rhythms, but also really able to take new chances with their phrasing and timing – on a host of wonderful tracks that include "Those Who Sit & Wait", "The Witch Doctor", and "A Little Busy" – all real classics from this special group. Features a bonus alternate take of "The Witch Doctor" too. CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers En Concert ... CD
Europe 1, 1961. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Excellent lost live work by Art Blakey – playing here with one of the best-ever versions of the Jazz Messengers! The frontline is held down by Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Lee Morgan – the firey trio who put Blakey's group on the map as one of the best-ever hardbop ensembles of the 50s and 60s! The quintet is playing here before a very live audience, at the Olympia in Paris, during a time when the Jazz Messengers were having a very fruitful relationship with the city. This 2CD set features some excellent long tracks – including 12 minute versions of Timmons' "So Tired", Morgan's "Yama", and Shorter's "The Summit" – plus a version of "Close Your Eyes", which the group always did well! Other tracks include "Blues March", "Moanin", "Noise In The Attic", "It's Only A Paper Moon", and "Dat Dere". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersArt Blakey With The Original Jazz Messengers (aka Jazz Messengers – Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A killer early album by Art Blakey and his first incarnation of The Messengers – with Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins, and Hank Mobley all hitting it hard on all burners! The record's got a groove that never misses, and a dark edge that always keeps us coming back to it over the years. Tracks include a classic reading of "Nica's Dream", plus Horace Silver standard "Ecaroh", and Mobley's own "Infra-Rae" and "Hank's Symphony". 70s pressing of the 50s album titled Jazz Messengers, for Columbia. LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersBuhaina ... LP
Prestige (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.99
An amazing album that has Art Blakey completely reinventing himself for the 70s! Blakey shifts from straight hardbop to kind of a modal soul jazz groove, touched with some of the electric playing of the younger jazz generation, but not enough to qualify as fusion or funk. Instead, he's working with some great younger players – like Carter Jefferson, Woody Shaw, and Michael Howell – hitting a groove that reminds us of some of the best underground soul jazz on labels like Muse or Strata East. Includes the amazing long groovers "Mission Eternal" and "Chant For Bu", a famous Tribe Called Quest sample – plus new electric piano versions of "Moanin" and "Along Came Betty", both of which feature vocals by Jon Hendricks. LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersFeeling Good ... CD
Delos, 1986. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersHard Bop ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
A killer album – one of Art Blakey's best non-Blue Note sides, and a blinding set of hard-driving jazz that well earns its title! The group is one of Blakey's pre-Timmons/Morgan/Shorter ones – with Jackie McLean on alto, Bill Hardman on trumpet, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Sam Dockery on piano – and they come together here with a sense of fire and imagination that tops even some of their other work for labels like RCA or Argo during the same stretch. Blakey's sense of timing and poise is in full force here – giving the younger players plenty of room to do their thing, which also includes contributing a number of key tracks to the set! Titles include a stellar reading of Jackie McLean's great composition "Little Melonae", plus the tracks "Cranky Spanky", "Stella By Starlight", and "Stanley's Stiff Chickens". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & the Jazz MessengersJazz Archives ... CD
Century Vista, 1968. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersNight In Tunisia (RCA) ... LP
RCA/BMG, 1958. Near Mint- (reissue)... $19.99
One of Blakey's best non-Blue Note sides from the time – and a killer album that sports a late 50's lineup of the Jazz Messengers that included Jackie McLean, Johnny Griffin, and Bill Hardman. The three of them sparkle and shine with the sort of brilliance that Blakey's leadership brings to the group, and they wail their way through a 13 minute long reading of "Night In Tunisia", with excellent solos all around, and the other long cuts "Theory Of Art", "Couldn't It Be You?", "Evans", and "Off The Wall". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s 180 gram pressing on BMG, still in the shrink.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey QuintetNight At Birdland Vol 1 (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1954. Used ... $5.99
A wonderfully hard-storming set – and a record that not only firmly put the Jazz Messengers on the map, but also set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The group here is the early version of the Messengers – almost co-led by drummer Art Blakey with pianist Horace Silver – and featuring Clifford Brown on trumpet, just a few months before his early death – plus Lou Donaldson on alto and Curley Russell on bass. The presence of alto instead of tenor makes the sound slightly different than later incarnations of the group – and the overall approach is one that virtually defines the shift from straight bop to hardbop in the 50s – a mode that both Blakey and Silver were key in creating. Tracks include "Split Kick", "Quicksilver", "Mayreh", and "A Night In Tunisia". CD features 2 bonus tracks, and great remastering! CD

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Art Blakey/Georges Arvanitas/JATPJazz In Paris – Jazz Et Cinema Vol 2 – Des Femmes Disparaissent/Les Tricheurs/La Bride Sur Le Cou ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1958/1961. New Copy ... $9.99
Three great French jazz soundtracks on one CD! The bulk of the set is taken up with Art Blakey's wornderful score to the film Des Femmes Disparaissent – which features work by Jazz Messengers Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, and Benny Golson, recorded in Paris in 1958, with a hip swinging hardbop sound. These tracks make up 17 titles on the CD – with songs that include "Mambo Dans La Voiture", "Merlin", "Tom", "Nasol", and "Blues Pour Vava", plus a few solo drum tracks that are really great! 4 more tracks are from the rare ep-only soundtrack to Les Tricheurs – played by a Jazz At The Philharmonic group that includes Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Coleman Hawkins, and Roy Eldridge. Tracks on those numbers include "Les Tricheurs", "Phil's Tune", and "Mic's Jump". The last 2 tracks on the CD – "La Bride Sur Le Cou" and "Brigitte Strip Blues" – are by a quintet led by pianist Georges Arvanitas, and featuring trumpet by Bernard Vitet and tenor by Francois Jenneau. Very hip stuff all around – and a real treat for fans of jazz and film alike! CD

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Art Blakey/Stan Getz/Dizzy GillespieDes Femmes Disparaissent/Les Tricheurs ... CD
Universal (France), 1958. Used ... $11.99
Excellent jazz from French soundtracks of the late 50s! The bulk of the set is taken up with Art Blakey's wornderful score to the film Des Femmes Disparaissent – which features work by Jazz Messengers Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, and Benny Golson, recorded in Paris in 1958, with a hip swinging hardbop sound. These tracks make up 17 titles on the CD – with songs that include "Mambo Dans La Voiture", "Merlin", "Tom", "Nasol", and "Blues Pour Vava", plus a few solo drum tracks that are really great! 4 more tracks are from the rare ep-only soundtrack to Les Tricheurs – played by a Jazz At The Philharmonic group that includes Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Coleman Hawkins, and Roy Eldridge. Tracks on those numbers include "Les Tricheurs", "Phil's Tune", and "Mic's Jump". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Art Farmer/Benny GolsonMeet The Jazztet ... CD
Argo/Chess, 1960. Used ... $5.99
Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, though, they turned that approach towards a heavier sounding style of jazz – tightly stepping soul jazz, in the manner that was being explored at the time by Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, and others – presented by Farmer and Golson with a bit more groove and a wonderful kick at the bottom! This album's the first the group cut together – and apart from trumpet by Farmer and tenor by Golson, it also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Addison Farmer (brother of Art) on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Includes the massive original recording of "Killer Joe", which went onto become one of the most recorded jazz standards ever, plus the tracks "Blues March", "Mox Nix", "Park Avenue Petite", and "I Remember Clifford". Perfect tone, perfect groove, and a perfect sound all the way through! CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $9.99
Some of Kenny Burrell's best early work! The album catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles on this volume include "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", and "Caravan". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell At The Five Spot Cafe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... $7.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the great guitarist Kenny Burrell – a smoking live session, and one that's got a bit more of an edge than some of his other records from the time! Kenny's guitar still has that impeccable tone throughout – but it's also matched by some wonderful tenor from the great Tina Brooks – making one of his few key Blue Note appearances here – in a massively cooking group that also features some piano from Bobby Timmons on three of the album's five tracks (Roland Hanna plays on the two others) – plus drums from Art Blakey, and bass from Ben Tucker – a pair wo work together wonderfully to create some really great grooves. Kenny himself seems to pick up great energy in the setting – and titles include "Lady Be Good", "Birk's Works", "36-23-36", and "Hallelujah". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell On View At The Five Spot Cafe ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Very Good+ ... $199.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the great guitarist Kenny Burrell – a smoking live session, and one that's got a bit more of an edge than some of his other records from the time! Kenny's guitar still has that impeccable tone throughout – but it's also matched by some wonderful tenor from the great Tina Brooks – making one of his few key Blue Note appearances here – in a massively cooking group that also features some piano from Bobby Timmons on three of the album's five tracks (Roland Hanna plays on the two others) – plus drums from Art Blakey, and bass from Ben Tucker – a pair wo work together wonderfully to create some really great grooves. Kenny himself seems to pick up great energy in the setting – and titles include "Lady Be Good", "Birk's Works", "36-23-36", and "Hallelujah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd Street pressing, with deep groove, RVG stamp, and ear. Vinyl has just a few light surface marks. Cover has a spot of discoloration from a sticker on front.)

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Miles DavisChronicle – The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951 to 1956 (8 CD set) ... CD
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used 8 CDs ... $49.99
Wow! An incredible collection of seminal recordings from one of the most important figures in modern music! All of Miles' recordings from the Prestige label in one place, bound up in a well annotated box, and given a complete discography and lots of excellent photos. It's almost too much astounding jazz in one place! The list of sidemen and great LPs is almost too long to go over, but in addition to Miles' remarkable Cookin'/Relaxin'/Walkin'/Workin' sessions, there's all of the material issued as Bags' Groove, with the Modern Jazz Giants and loads more, and some of the stellar accompanists includes John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Red Garland, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Milt Jackson, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, and Max Roach, just to name a few. There's far too many tracks to list here, but there's takes of "Blue Room", "Conception", "Compulsion", "Miles Ahead", "Blue Haze", "Airegin", "Bag's Groove", "The Man I Love", "Green Haze", "Dr Jackle", "The Theme", "Trane's Blues", "'Round About Midnight", "Half Nelson", "My Funny Valentine" and loads more! CD
(Out of print. Includes original book, box and CDs in their cases – all in great shape!)

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Miles DavisDig ... LP
Prestige, 1951. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A key early appearance on record by Sonny Rollins – recorded here with Miles Davis and Jackie McLean in the landmark Dig session! The album's the stuff that 50s bop dreams are made of – a session that has up-and-coming modernists working in the new freedom of the long playing record, in a way that allows them to break past the shorter, more urgent sound of the 78rpm single! Rollins is young, but a surprisingly strong voice on the set – and Jackie McLean's alto is incredibly sharp at this point, with strong hints of the genius to come later in the decade. The rest of the lineup includes Walter Bishop on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and tracks include Miles' classic version of "It's Only A Paper Moon", plus "Denial", "Out Of The Blue", "Dig", and "Bluing". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 1952/1954. Used ... $3.99
Excellent early hardbop work by Miles – recorded in 1952 and 1954, and some of his best early sides as a leader! Tunes are shorter, and perhaps more boppish, than you might expect from some of Miles' other 50s work – but in a way that still allows for many moments of lyrical beauty, and that brilliantly cool sound of his which forever changed the sound of jazz trumpet. The CD features remastered versions of the material, sparkling with the talents of Rudy Van Gelder – and the sessions feature JJ Johnson, Gil Coggins, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Jackie McLean, and Oscar Pettiford. Titles include "Weirdo", "Woody N You", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Chance It", "Donna", "Yesterdays", and "The Leap". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis Vol 2 (aka Young Man With A Horn Vol 2) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1952. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 19.99
Brilliant early work by Miles Davis – some of his first truly important sessions to appear under his own name, and material that's awash with new ideas and bold inspirations! The Miles heard here is a bit more straight bop than Davis a few years later on Prestige – but that's not a problem at all, because the whole thing leaves us breathless with his ability to create in close company – and all the stunning new sounds he brings to the trumpet – already groundbreaking, even at this early point in his career! There's less of the muted, moody moments – and a bit more of the bold, brash lines – and the players also include a stunning young Jimmy Heath on tenor – plus JJ Johnson on trombone, Gil Coggins on piano, and Art Blakey on drums. Titles include "Tempus Fugit", "Kelo", "Enigma", "Ray's Ida", "Enigma", and "CTA". 2014 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them! LP, Vinyl record album

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Buddy DeFranco & Louis HayesBlues Bag/Louis Hayes – Two Classic Vee Jay LPs On One CD ... CD
Vee Jay/Blue Moon (Spain), 1960/1964. Used ... $9.99
Two LP's on one CD. The first set is a later one for Vee Jay, and it brings together half of the Jazz Messengers with a batch of west coast players – in a groove that wonderfully mixes together different traditions and rhythms in jazz – and which steps out with a sound that's far more than the sum of its parts! Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, and Curtis Fuller join a group headed by Buddy De Franco, and featuring Victor Feldman on piano and vibes, plus Victor Sproles on bass and Freddie Hill on trumpet. The sound of the group is quite unusual – and a lot lighter than you'd guess – giving Buddy plenty of room to solo in a breezy style that's grown tremendously since his 50s recordings – pushed along by some heavier soul from Art and the group. Titles include "Rain Dance", "Blues Bag", "Twelve Tone Blues", "Kush", and "Cousin Mary". The second album's one of the few ever cut as a leader by Louis Hayes – a very soulful talent who's probably best known for his work with Horace Silver and Cannonball Adderley during the late 50s. Hayes' has a wonderful approach to the record – borrowing bits of the exoticism of his work with Silver, and bits of the harder soul jazz from Cannonball's group – all of which is played to perfection by a tight quintet that includes Yusef Lateef, Sam Jones, Barry Harris, and Nat Adderley. Tracks are all originals by the group, and titles include "Hazing", "Rip De Boom", "Teef", and "Sassy Ann". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lou DonaldsonQuartet/Quintet/Sextet (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1952/1954. Used ... $14.99
Great early material from Lou Donaldson – with a hard-hitting bop sound missing from his later work! The tracks are short, raw, and lively – and filled with the kind of pre-hardbop soul that Donaldson was infusing into jazz, along with other players on the material – like Horace Silver on piano, Art Blakey on drums, and Blue Mitchell on trumpet – all of whom make key early appearances here. The material is from rare 10" LPs – originally recorded in the early 50s, but packaged in a full album by Blue Note for the legendary 1500 series! Titles include "Moe's Bluff", "Roccus", "Sweet Juice", "Down Home", and "The Stroller". CD
(Out of print.)

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Curtis FullerDown Home ... CD
Capri, 2012. Used ... $7.99
A set of fresh flavors from trombone great Curtis Fuller – a record that initially lives up to the rootsy soul of its Down Home title, yet also offers up some of Fuller's great lyrical modes as well! There's definitely an attempt to be more in the pocket on some tunes – almost to hit a soul jazz style that Fuller didn't even have back in the 60s, but which works well with his grittier tones on trombone. Yet other points open up with that wonderfully fluid groove that he's had from his early work with Art Blakey onwards – a sense of lyrical imagination that never fails to warm our ears. The group also features Keith Oxman on tenor and Al Hood on trumpet – and titles include "Sadness & Soul", "Nu Groove", "Then I'll Be Tired Of You", "Mr L", "Sweetness", "Jonli Bercosta", and "Down Home". CD

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✨✧ Benny GolsonGroovin' With Golson ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
A wonderful small combo session from tenorist Benny Golson – one of a few key albums like this from the early years! Although Golson is perhaps best known as a lively arranger in the modern idiom, he's also a kick-ass tenor player when he wants to be – and on this classic, he definitely wants to be! Unlike some of Golson's more tightly arranged records of the early years, this date is a deeply gutsy soul jazz session – support from a group that includes Ray Bryant on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Art Blakey on drums, and Curtis Fuller on trombone – all sliding into long tracks that have plenty of room for solos! The whole thing's a bit like the more spontaneous side of the Jazz Messengers groove – and titles include "The Stroller", "Drumboogie", "My Blues House", and a beautiful version of "Yesterdays". CD

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Alain Goraguer/Andre Hodeir/Daniel Humair SoultetJazz In Paris – Jazz Et Cinema Vol 3 – Les Loups Dans La Bergerie/Les Tripes Au Soleil/The Connection ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1959/1961. New Copy ... $9.99
3 rare French jazz soundtracks on one CD! First up is the music from the film Les Loups Dans La Bergerie, written by Serge Gainsbourg, and performed by Serge's arranger Alain Goraguer – in a hip modern mode that recalls some of the best soundtrack work by Barney Wilen, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey from the same period. Next up are 5 tracks from Les Tripes Au Soleil, written and performed by Andre Hodier – with a feel that's similar to that of Gourager's work, but perhaps a bit more modern. Hodier's tunes feature solos by Roger Guerin on trumpet and Pierre Gossez on alto, plus some performances by Christine Legrand. Last up are tracks from the Freddie Redd's score for The Connection – played by the Daniel Humair Soultet, a very cool group that features Humair on drums, Eddy Louiss on piano, Sonny Grey on trumpet, Jean-Louis Chautemps on tenor, and Rene Urtreger doing the arrangements. The work on the set's a wonderful variation on the American recording of the work – done by Redd and Jackie McLean – with a very different kind of energy that opens up the compositions nicely. Titles include "Wigglin", "Overdose", "Danse", "Le Desert", "Rhythm & Blues No 1", "Les Loups Dans La Bergerie", and "Cha Cha Cha Du Loup". CD

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Bennie GreenBennie Green – Mosaic Select (Back On The Scene/Soul Stirrin/45 Session/Walkin & Talkin/Congo Lament) ... CD
Mosaic/Blue Note, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 3CD ... $58.99
5 of the best records ever by trombonist Bennie Green – a hell of a soulful player who cut some killer late 50s albums for Blue Note! The set features 3 albums issued under Green's own name – Walkin & Talkin, Back On The Scene, and Soul Stirrin – plus one more album's worth of material that was only issued on 45s (45 Session), and the quite rare Congo Lament – originally recorded in 1962, but not issued until 1980, and even then only briefly, under the name of Ike Quebec. Together, the 5 albums give a fantastic picture of Green's genius – really driving tunes that crackle with energy, and which feature trombone work that's tighter than that of most trumpeters of the time – and which really brings together the best uses of bass and brass that the instrument allows. Players on the sessions include Sonny Clark, Charlie Rouse, Billy Root, Gene Ammons, Elvin Jones, Gildo Mahones, and Art Blakey – and Babs Gonzales even sings on a few tracks! Titles include "Soul Stirrin", "We Wanna Cook", "BG Mambo", "Que's Pill", "IQ Shuffle", "Encore", "It's Groovy", "Green Leaves", and "The Shouter". 33 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition of 5000. Includes original book and slipcase.)

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Clifford Jordan & John GilmoreBlowing In From Chicago ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $6.99
A landmark session that features two of the greatest tenor talents to emerge from the rich Chicago scene of the 50s! Jordan was well-known to jazz fans, or would be within a few years – but Gilmore's rarely heard in this sort of setting, as most of his recording career was spent in the company of Sun Ra's Arkestra. The record features the duo in a twin-tenor frontline, with backing by Horace Silver, Curly Russell, and Art Blakey. Ostensibly a blowing session, but much tighter than you'd expect – and with a hard heavy Blue Note groove. Titles include "Evil Eye", "Status Quo", "Bo-Till", and "Blue Lights". CD features the bonus track "Let It Stand". CD
(Out of print pre-RVG version.)

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Duke JordanDuke Jordan – Trio/Quintet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Signal/Savoy (Japan), 1955. Used ... $19.99
Crucial early work from pianist Duke Jordan – just the sort of set to show what a budding modernist he was at the time! Side one is trio material – a bit straighter bop, almost like some of the Blue Note trio 10" albums – with Percy Heath on bass and Art Blakey on drums! Side two features an ultra-cool quintet – with the same core trio, but the addition of Cecil Payne on baritone and Eddie Bert on trombone – coming together in a sublimely sonic way! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Duke JordanFlight To Jordan (aka Trio & Quintet) ... LP
Savoy, 1955. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Duke Jordan never made many albums as a leader back in the 50s – but all of them are great, including this classic set on Savoy! As you'd guess from the title, the record features Jordan in two different settings – trio and quintet – the former of which features Percy Heath on bass and Art Blakey on drums, working in warmly soulful formation with Duke on the first half of the record. The second half brings in Cecil Payne on baritone and Eddie Bert on trombone – a whole new approach to the music, and one that really shows the depth of Jordan's under-documented arranging skills – which here are almost in the territory of Gigi Gryce or Benny Golson. Titles include "Flight To Jordan", "Cu-ba", "Two Loves", "Scotch Blues", "Sultry Eve", "Night In Tunisia", "Summertime", and "Forecast". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Duke JordanLes Liaisons Dangereuses ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1962. Sealed ... $9.99
Pianist Duke Jordan takes on the groovy score to the French film Les Liasions Dangereuses – material best known via Art Blakey's original recording with tenorist Barney Wilen – but equally great here in Jordan's lesser-known version! The group here is excellent – with some of Jordan's hardest-hitting piano of the time in the lead – plus creative work on drums from Art Taylor, who brings in a very different spirit than Blakey – and soulful tenor from the great Charlie Rouse – alongside trumpet from Sonny Cohn, and bass from Eddie Khan. Titles include three different variations on the famous theme "No Problem" – plus two takes on the moody "The Feeling Of Love", and the cuts "Jazz Vendor" and "Subway Inn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU pressing on BE! Jazz.)

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Duke JordanTrio & Quintet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Savoy/Sony (Japan), 1955. Used ... $15.99
Duke Jordan never made many albums as a leader back in the 50s – but all of them are great, including this classic set on Savoy! As you'd guess from the title, the record features Jordan in two different settings – trio and quintet – the former of which features Percy Heath on bass and Art Blakey on drums, working in warmly soulful formation with Duke on the first half of the record. The second half brings in Cecil Payne on baritone and Eddie Bert on trombone – a whole new approach to the music, and one that really shows the depth of Jordan's under-documented arranging skills – which here are almost in the territory of Gigi Gryce or Benny Golson. Titles include "Flight To Jordan", "Cu-ba", "Two Loves", "Scotch Blues", "Sultry Eve", "Night In Tunisia", "Summertime", and "Forecast". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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