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Art PepperArt Pepper Quartet ... CD
Tampa/OJC, 1956. Used ... $16.99
Incredible work from alto genius Art Pepper – one of our favorite albums ever by the saxophonist – and a set that we actually love even more than his classic albums for the Contemporary label! Art's in a setting here that really lets him put a lot of edginess on his horn – demonstrating that sharper tone he brought to the alto, with a lot of bite in the best sort of setting – of which this album is one! The group is nicely focused – and includes Russ Freeman on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Gary Frommer on drums – working with Art to give the album a very urgent, upfront sort of vibe. The set's comprised of nearly all original tracks – and titles include "Arts Opus", "Pepper Pot", "Val's Pal", and "Diane". CD's also got 5 bonus tracks, which are alternate takes of tracks on the album. Great stuff, and one to buy if you've ever wondered why you should think Pepper is so great! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art PepperArt Is The Art ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1957/1958. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Late 50s recordings by Art Pepper – cut in Hollywood, in the studio, during the years 1957 and 1958, with a group that features Carl Perkins on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums. This Japanese pressing isn't entirely clear on the original source of the material, but a few of the tracks are marked as "unreleased", so we're assuming that at least a few of the rest were issued by another label at one time. The quality of the work is great – laidback, crisp, and with Pepper blowing in that angular tone that was almost a bit of Konitz modern, but which still had plenty of LA bop influences. Titles include "Surfride", "Fascinatin Rhythm", "Too Close For Comfort", "Summertime", "Begin The Beguine", and "Holiday Flight". LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi and insert. Cover has bumped corners.)

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Art PepperArt Is The Art Vol 2 ... LP
Trio/Nadja (Japan), 1957/1958. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Late 50s recordings by Art Pepper – cut in Hollywood, in the studio, during the years 1957 and 1958, with a group that features Carl Perkins on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums. This Japanese pressing isn't entirely clear on the original source of the material, but a few of the tracks are marked as "unreleased", so we're assuming that at least a few of the rest were issued by another label at one time. The quality of the work is great – laidback, crisp, and with Pepper blowing in that angular tone that was almost a bit of Konitz modern, but which still had plenty of LA bop influences. Titles include "The Breeze & I", "Fascinatin Rhythm", "I Can't Believe That Your In Love With Me", "Without A Song", "Begin The Beguine", and "Long Ago And Far Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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Art PepperArt Pepper Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Omnivore, 1957. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Incredible work from alto genius Art Pepper – one of our favorite albums ever by the saxophonist – and a set that we actually love even more than his classic albums for the Contemporary label! Art's in a setting here that really lets him put a lot of edginess on his horn – demonstrating that sharper tone he brought to the alto, with a lot of bite in the best sort of setting – of which this album is one! The group is nicely focused – and includes Russ Freeman on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, and Gary Frommer on drums – working with Art to give the album a very urgent, upfront sort of vibe. The set's comprised of nearly all original tracks – and titles include "Arts Opus", "Pepper Pot", "Val's Pal", and "Diane". CD's also got 5 bonus tracks, which are alternate takes of tracks on the album. Great stuff, and one to buy if you've ever wondered why you should think Pepper is so great! CD

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Art PepperBest Of Art Pepper (Pacific Jazz pressing) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Art PepperComplete Village Vanguard Sessions (9CD box set) ... CD
Contemporary, 1977. Used 9 CDs ... $99.99
One of the clearest examples of the creative genius of Art Pepper, especially in his later years – filled with loads of long live tracks that are a masterpiece of improvisation! The group features George Cables on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. CD
(Out of print, some light edgewear to outer box – nothing major.)

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✨✧ Art PepperEssential Standards ... CD
Concord/OJC, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Art PepperFriday Night At The Village Vanguard Vol 2 ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1977. Used ... $5.99
A rather late recording for Pepper, but a great one played with some fierceness that you might not expect from the date of the recording. It helps that he's accompanied by a remarkable rhythm section of George Cables, George Mraz and Elvin Jones, all seasoned vets by this point, and playing with the same tenacity as Art, on extended takes of "But Beautiful" and "Caravan", plus two Pepper tunes "Labyrinth" and "Las Cuevas De Mario". CD

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Art PepperLive At Fat Tuesday's ... CD
Elemental, 1981. Used ... $11.99
A really smoking live set from Art Pepper – recorded quite late in his too-short career, and a great reminder that he still had plenty to offer us when he left the planet! The tracks are all very long, and Art's a masterful soloist throughout – blowing with the sort of non-stop energy and creative vision used on some of his famous expanded live dates from the final years – including the Vanguard sessions box set! Yet there's also maybe even more bite here – a very intense approach a times, driven strongly by a trio that features Milcho Leviev on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Al Foster on some especially strong drums. Titles include "Goodbye", "Red Car", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Make A List Make A Wish". CD

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Art PepperReturn Of Art Pepper ... CD
Jazz West/Universal (Japan), 1956. Used ... $11.99
Given that Pepper was on and off the LA scene a fair bit in the 50s – due to personal trouble and legal battles – this album's not so much "the return", as it is one of Pepper's many strong steps back into the studio, a place in which he demonstrated an uncanny ability to craft brilliant work, despite the turmoil going on around him. The set's as classic as you can get for Pepper – right down to the classic William Claxton photo on the cover (which has a chilling story that you'll find in Art's autobiography). Players include Jack Sheldon, Russ Freeman, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne – and titles include "Pepper Returns", "Funny Blues", "Angel Wings", "Walkin Out Blues", "Five More", "Minority", and "Mambo De La Pinta". CD
(Out of print.)

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Art PepperSo In Love ... LP
Artists House, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $28.99
One of the more obscure Art Pepper recordings of the 70s – and one of the rarest on the Artists House label too! The gorup's a quartet, with Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums –and titles include "Diane", "Stardust", "Blues For Blance", and "Straight No Chaser". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi.)

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Art PepperSurf Ride ... CD
Savoy/Sony (Japan), 1952/1954. New Copy ... $18.99
A classic 50s album on Savoy – a set that's almost as memorable for its cartoony cover as it is for the great Art Pepper material on the record! Pepper's tone here is wonderful – that sharper-edged, more soulful approach that you often get in his smaller label 50s work – a nice contrast to some of the smoother sides of Art, and the part of his sound we really love. The album's got three different west coast groups working with Pepper – with players who include Russ Freeman or Hampton Hawes on piano, Jack Montrose on tenor, Joe Mondragon or Monte Budwig on bass, and Larry Bunker or Bobby White on drums. But Art's the main star of the set – blowing beautifully throughout, with both jaw-dropping precision and a tremendous sense of sound! Titles include "Tickle Toe", "Chili Pepper", "Susie The Poodle", "Brown Gold", "Holiday Flight", "Surf Ride", "Straight Life", "Cinnamon", and "Thyme Time". CD
(UHQ-CD – Ultimate Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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Art PepperUnreleased Art Vol 3 – The Croydon Concert May 14 1981 ... CD
Widows Taste, 1981. Used ... $11.99
A double-length live set from Art Pepper – recorded quite late in his all-too-short life, but a really wonderful batch of material that shows he was still burning strong near the end! As with other Pepper material of this vintage, the tracks are all nice and long – very open and spacious, and dominated with the kind of soloing that Art Pepper hardly would have managed a few decades before – searing, searching lines that almost make the alto sound more like a tenor – with rhythm support from Milcho Leviv on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums. Titles include "Ophelia", "Blues For Blanche", "Mambo De La Pinta", "Patricia", "Cherokee", "Goodbye", and "Dedicated". CD

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Art PepperWay It Was! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... $7.99
One of our favorite albums ever by Art Pepper – even if it isn't a proper album! The set features material recorded in the late 50s, pulled together to form an album in the early 70s – and overall, it's some of the best Art Pepper work on record we can think of. Pepper plays beautifully on 4 tracks with tenorist Warne Marsh, and the rest of the cuts features equally great accompaniment from the likes of Jimmy Bond, Dolo Coker, Philly Joe Jones, and Red Garland. The material on the album is far fresher than most of Pepper's so-called "classic" sessions, and it shows the edge and creativity of his alto playing in a way that few other albums ever do. We really recommend this one if you've ever been disappointed by another Pepper album – because there's a sharpness here that really comes through. Titles include "All the Things You Are", "What's New", "Autumn Leaves", and "The Man I Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks – alternates of "All The Things You Are" and "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me". CD

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Art Pepper with Bill WatrousWest Coast Sessions Vol 4 – Bill Watrous (Funk N Fun – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlas/Omnivore, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The cover says Art Pepper, but the record's one of our favorite albums ever cut under the leadership of trombonist Bill Watrous – a set that was part of a Japanese-only series that brought together some of the best players on the west coast scene at the end of the 70s! Watrous is maybe not as well-associated with the older LA jazz world as some of his associates on the set – who include the great Art Pepper on alto sax and Russ Freeman on piano – both of whom really open up in compelling ways next to Bill's trombone – especially Pepper, as he often wasn't recording with such a horn on his own albums of the time. The rest of the combo features Bob Magnusson on bass and Carl Burnett on drums – and the easygoing vibe of the record really makes for some well-shaped, well-blown notes from Watrous. Titles include "Funny Blues", "P Town", "For Art's Sake", "Begin The Beguine", "Angel Eyes", and "Just Friends". CD also features two bonus alternate takes! CD

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Art Pepper with Lee KonitzWest Coast Sessions Vol 3 – Lee Konitz (High Jingo – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlas/Omnivore, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A mighty meeting of two modern alto giants – a set cut under the leadership of Lee Konitz, but which also features some great work from Art Pepper too! Both Pepper and Konitz were two of the most distinctive players to emerge in the 50s – both in the generation after Charlie Parker first set the horn on fire with his bebop creations – but both very individual, distinct players who took the music in fresh new directions. That distinctness really comes through here – as both Lee and Art blow together wonderfully, crossing lines and taking off on solos with a gentle swing that comes from the support of Michael Lang on piano, Bob Magnsusson on bass, and John Dentz on drums. Most tracks are very alto-heavy – in a great way – and the session was originally only ever issued in Japan, as part of the Atlas Records "West Coast Today" series. Titles include "Minor Blues In F", "Whims Of Chambers", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "This Can't Be Love". CD features two bonus alternate takes, too! CD

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Art Pepper with Pete JollyWest Coast Sessions Vol 2 – Pete Jolly (Strike Up The Band/bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlas/Omnivore, 1980. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
An overlooked showcase for the late alto genius of Art Pepper – who was the supposed leader of this date issued under the name of pianist Pete Jolly! Jolly's great, too – very much in the sharpest form of his earliest sides from the 50s and 60s – and the pair work here in a tight quartet with Bob Magnusson on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums – on a record that's filled with brilliant solos from Pepper! Art's got the magnificently sharp, soulful sound of some of our favorite early albums here – but with some of the more open modes he discovered in the 70s, but not in the completely unbridled way of his Galaxy albums. The balance is wonderful – that crisp Pepper of the early years, given a soulful romp from Jolly's piano – on titles that include "YI Blues", "Night & Day", "Out Of Nowhere", and "You Go To My Head". CD features two alternate takes of "YI Blues". CD

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Art Pepper with Sonny StittWest Coast Sessions Vol 1 – Sonny Stitt (Groovin High/Atlas Blues/bonus tracks) ... CD
Yupiteru/Omnivore, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
Two albums with a very unusual pedigree – both recorded for the Japanese Yupiteru/Atlas Records label – both as Art Pepper sessions, but with Sonny Stitt in the lead – because Pepper was then under contract to Fantasy Records! Both albums are great, and have Art in some of the sharpest settings of his later years – as Sonny Stit's alto sax seems to bring out an even bolder tone in Pepper's horn – as does the approach of the record label, with is maybe a bit more focused than some of the freewheeling tracks from the Fantasy/Galaxy years. The groups feature Lou Levy or Russ Freeman on piano, John Heard or Chuck DeMonico on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums – and titles include "Walkin", "Wee", "Bernie's Tune", "Atlas Blues", "Lester Leaps In", "Imagination", "Autumn In New York", "My Funny Valentine", and "Lover Man". Also features four bonus alternate takes from the first album! CD

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✨✧ Art Pepper & George CablesTete A Tete ... LP
Galaxy, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unusual stuff – just duets between Pepper's alto and the piano of George Cables – nice and intimate! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Art PepperArt Of Pepper – The Complete Aladdin Recordings Vol 3 ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff by Art Pepper – originally issued only on tape, and kind of lost in his catalog – and like many albums of his 50s work released after the fact, this one almost blows away some of his best known records! The material was recorded in 1957, and was only ever issued on pre-recorded tape by the Omega Tape Company, so it's one of the rarest 50s sessions by Pepper. The set's got a harder groove than most of his record on Contemporary – which is great with us, because we can finally hear the emotion and tone that Pepper is always credited with, but which doesn't always show up on record. The group's a small one, with Ben Tucker on bass, Chuck Flores on drums, and the late LA bopper Carl Perkins on piano. Titles include "Surf Ride", "Begin The Beguine", "Holiday Flight", "Webb City", and "Too Close For Comfort". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Bill Harris, Joe Wilder, Bobby Jaspar, Pepper AdamSoul Of Jazz ... LP
Savoy/World Wide, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A cool chapter in the Savoy Records blowing session scene of the late 50s – an unusual group with Bill Harris on trombone, Bobby Jaspar on tenor, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Eddie Costa on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Billy Ver Planck handled arrangements – and titles include "You Gotta Be A Good Man", "Each Side Of The River", "What Could I Do", and "Where You Gonna Run To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gold label pressing, with a deep groove. Cover split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Prestige Blues Swingers (Art Farmer & Others)Outskirts Of Town ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite what you might guess from the title, the record's not a blues-based one – but a great little blowing session from an all-star array of players! It's our guess that Prestige chose to use the word "blues" in the title because "soul jazz" had yet to come into prominence – but the album's definitely a push of the hardbop blowing session mode in the soul jazz direction – using players that include Art Farmer, Idrees Sulieman, Jerome Richardson, Jimmy Forrest, Pepper Adams, Ray Bryant, and Tiny Grimes on a batch of longish tunes that have plenty of bluesy overtones. Arrangements here are by Jerry Valentine, who we don't really know – but he really gets the feel of the record right – and tracks include "Sent For You Yesterday", "Blue Flute", "Jelly Jelly", and "I Wanna Blow Blow Blow". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Max Roach, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones & OthersSoul Of Jazz Percussion ... LP
Riverside, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the Warwick LP of the same name featuring Curtis Fuller & Pepper Adams, but as the back cover says "A special Riverside sampler featuring the work of a dozen top jazz drummers". There's 14 tracks here, all drum solos lifted from various Riverside sessions, by drummers Max Roach, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Kenny Clarke, Luis Hayes, Jimmy Cobb, Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones, Art Taylor, Albert Heath, Billy Higgins and Ben Riley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with mircrophone logo.)

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✨✧ Donald Byrd with Pepper Adams & Gigi GryceYoung Byrd (10 To 4 At The 5 Spot/Gigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab) ... LP
Milestone, Late 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Milestone reissue that brings together 2 late 50's sessions by Donald Byrd! 10 To 4 At The 5 Spot was one of Byrd's partnerships with Pepper Adams – and is tremendous work from saxophonist Pepper – quite possibly one of his most hard-blowing sets on record! The album's a live date, recorded at the legendary Five Spot – and the group here is a swinging one with plenty of soul jazz touches – a combo that includes a young Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Donald Byrd on trumpet, Doug Watkins on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all playing together at the height of their youthful powers! But even amidst all those heavyweights, Pepper Adams is clearly the star of the set – playing with a tone that's unbelievable – almost more tenor-like than a baritone sax, and filled with feeling throughout, even on the mellower moments. Donald Byrd sits out on one track, leaving Adams to dominate the ballad "You're My Thrill" – but he returns to the fold in tight formation on versions of "Hastings Street Bounce", "Yourna", "Tis", and "The Long Two/Four". Gigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab Quintet features a group led by Gigi Gryce running down nice hard bop numbers. There's no dry academic performances here, not that you'd guess that from the line-up, but the title kind of leads you in that direction. Donald Byrd and Gryce are playing nice and hard up front, with Wade Legge on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass and Art Taylor on drums cooking nicely in the rhythm section. The tracks include Legge's "Geraldine" and Gryce's "Minority" plus "Love For Sale", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Straight Ahead", and "Wake Up!". LP, Vinyl record album

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Manny AlbamManny Albam's Jazz Greats Of Our Time – Complete Recordings ... CD
Decca/Lonehill (Spain), 1957/1958. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A great collection of a unique showcase in 50s jazz – large group recordings by arranger Manny Albam, done to showcase some of the best players of the time from both the New York and LA scenes! The sessions were originally recorded for Decca – with volume 1 featuring mostly players from New York, and volume 2 featuring the cream of the crop of the west coast scene. The format was simple – in that Albam would pen arrangements for longish tracks that brought together the whole ensemble – then allowed plenty of space for players to break out in well-crafted solos. Artists include Art Farmer, Harry Edison, Conte Candoli, Bob Brookmeyer, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Bill Holman, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Mariano, Milt Hinton, Lou Levy, Hank Jones, and Pepper Adams – and tracks include "See Here Miss Bromley", "Poor Dr Millmoss", "Blues From Neither Coast", "Home Brew", "Little Eye Opener", "Blues Over Easy (parts 1 & 2)", and "Afterthoughts". 2CD set features 20 tracks in all – seemingly a lot more than on the original albums! CD

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Chet BakerPicture Of Heath ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Near Mint- ... $109.99
That's "Heath", not "health" – as you might think the title's misspelled – as in Jimmy Heath, who arranged most of the numbers on the set! Heath's contribution is a good one too – as it helps Baker create one of his most tightly-wrapped albums of the time, a well-blown session recorded here with a group that includes Art Pepper on alto, Phil Urso on tenor, Carl Perkins on piano, and Lawrence Marable on drums. The presence of Urso is especially appreciated – as his sharper, deeper tone really brings a wider sound to the album than some of Chet's other dates of the time – especially when combined with the excellent sound of Pepper! Titles include "CTA", "For Minors Only", "For Miles & Miles", and "Resonant Emotions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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Donald ByrdOff To The Races (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. Used ... $11.99
Donald's off to the races on this one – grooving with a lean, mean sound that makes the record one of his hardest-hitting and most soulful blue note sessions of the 50s! The group features Byrd's frequent bandmate Pepper Adams on baritone sax – blowing always with a style that's a wonderful counterpoint to Byrd's trumpet work – and the rest of the group features Blue Note heavyweights Jackie McLean, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Art Taylor – the latter two of whom really make the set bristle with excitement! The set includes some great originals, like "Down Tempo", "Sudwest Funk", and "Off To The Races" – plus a nice version of Sonny Rollins' "Paul's Pal". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Sings Carmichael ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $2.99
Beautiful work from the legendary Hoagy Carmichael – and one of the few albums to feature him singing his own work! Hoagy's name is one that you're more likely to see in the songwriting credits than in the artist slot for a record – but he's actually got a wonderful voice, one that's filled with honest, personal charms – and which has a sometimes broken-down quality that's perfect for the gentle words of his tunes. This wonderful set features Carmichael working with sublime small combo backing – players who include Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles, and Art Pepper – working with arrangements penned by Johnny Mandel. Titles include "Rocking Chair", "Georgia On My Mind", "Skylark", "Two Sleepy People", and "Baltimore Oriole". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Hoagy Sings Carmichael ... LP 19.99

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Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Sings Carmichael ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Beautiful work from the legendary Hoagy Carmichael – and one of the few albums to feature him singing his own work! Hoagy's name is one that you're more likely to see in the songwriting credits than in the artist slot for a record – but he's actually got a wonderful voice, one that's filled with honest, personal charms – and which has a sometimes broken-down quality that's perfect for the gentle words of his tunes. This wonderful set features Carmichael working with sublime small combo backing – players who include Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles, and Art Pepper – working with arrangements penned by Johnny Mandel. Titles include "Rocking Chair", "Georgia On My Mind", "Skylark", "Two Sleepy People", and "Baltimore Oriole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with insert!)
Also available Hoagy Sings Carmichael ... CD 2.99

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Hank MobleyPoppin ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $18.99
A rare gem from Hank Mobley's initial late 50s run at Blue Note – a session recorded by the label in 1957, but unissued at the time! The quality of the set is right up there with Hank's best from the period – presented here in full album format, and the mix of searing hardbop and gentle soul that we've always loved in Mobley's work – all so great that the album's easily a cut above most other jazz sides of the time, and at a level that has us (as always) scratching our heads as to why Blue Note never put this one out. Players include Art Farmer on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – and titles include "East Of Brooklyn", "Tune Up", "Poppin", "Darn That Dream", and "Getting Into Something". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Shorty RogersSwingin Nutcracker ... CD
RCA/BMG (Spain), 1960. Used ... $19.99
A hip take on the famous score – played here with jazzy arrangements from Shorty Rogers, and a lineup that includes Frank Rosolino on trombone, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Art Pepper on alto, Richie Kamuca on tenor, and Bill Holman, Bud Shank, and Bill Perkins on additional reeds! There's also a cool sax quintet at one point – with Holman, Perkins, Kamuca, Harold Land, and Bill Hood. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBird Lives! – Music Of Charlie Parker ... LP
Milestone, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Charlie Parker classics in a variety of flavors – a great collection of material from the 50s, 60s, and 70s – all showing the huge influence of Bird's songwriting on the sound of modern jazz! The recordings here offer up a variety of formats, in a variety of different settings – piano jazz, guitar work, and hardbop horns – all pulled from the mighty vaults of Fantasy Records. Titles include "Parker's Mood" by Eddie Jefferson, "Scrapple From The Apple" by Blue Mitchell, "Yardbird Suite" by Art Pepper, "Confirmation" by Gene Ammons, "Now's The Time" by Frank Morgan, "Steeplechase" by Hampton Hawes, "Repetition" by Wes Montgomery, and "Billie's Bounce" by Johnny Griffin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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VariousFirst Class Jazz – A Dynamic Showcase Of The Biggest Names In America's Original Music Form ... CD
Real Time (Japan), 1984. Used ... $4.99
Music from Joe Farrell, Freddie Hubbard, Bill Berry & his Ellington All Stars, John Dentz, Chick Corea & Ernie Watts, Jack Sheldon, Tommy Newsom & Pete Christlieb, George Cables, Art Pepper & John Dentz, Earl "Fatha" Hines & Don Menza & his 80's Big Band. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barney KesselSome Like It Hot ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty nice jazz tribute to the Billy Wilder film of the same name – and one that reprises a number of tunes from the film, especially popular songs of the 20s – but brings them back in a way that's still got plenty of hip 50s jazz touches! The record's nicely without the hoke that came with a lot of the music in the movie – thanks to a lineup that includes Art Pepper (on tenor, alto, and clarinet!), Joe Gordon, Jimmy Rowles, and Jack Marshall – playing a bit of rhythm guitar in addition to Barney Kessel's main solo one! And if there ever was a record to illustrate the old jazz adage "it ain't the song, it's the singer", this record may be it – because Barney and crew really work some magic with old chestnuts like "I Wanna Be Loved By You", "Sugar Blues", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Runnin Wild", "By The Beautiful Sea", and "I'm Through With Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Shelly ManneShelly Manne & His Men Vol 1 – The West Coast Sound ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn great record – the first full length LP cut by Shelly, issued by Contemporary in the mid 50s, and pulling together side from sessions in 1953, some of which were issued previously, others of which appear for the first time here. The tracks are short and playful – very much in the "west coast sound" noted in the title, with Shelly playing the kit in a creative and lyrical way, joined by horn work by players that include Joe Maini, Bill Holman, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Enevoldsen, Art Pepper, and Bob Cooper. Titles include "Gazelle", "Sweets", "Mallets", "Fugue", "Grasshopper", and "Afrodesia". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornNewborn Touch ... LP
Contemporary, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Newborn Touch is always a great one, but it sounds especially nice on this record – a set that seems to go even farther than any of Phineas' earlier trio sessions! There's an almost-ambitious sound to the record that we really like a lot – one that possibly comes from Newborn's choice of compositions for the set, a great bag of non-standard tunes from some of his west coast contemporaries – tracks penned by Ornette Coleman, Art Pepper, Hampton Hawes, Jimmy Woods, and others – some of which are decidedly more modern than the material that Newborn usually plays! There's a complexity here that's great – but one that still doesn't forget Newborn's down-home roots – and titles include "A Walkin Thing", "Be Deedle Dee Do", "The Blessing", "Diane", "Pazmuerte", "Hard To Find", and "Blue Daniel". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersCool & Crazy ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1953/1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD reissue of this classic West Coast session, long hailed by critics as one of the best to come out of the LA scene. Shorty Rogers leads a crack group of players (Art Pepper, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper) through a bunch of short swinging tracks that really have an edge to them. The tracks were originally recorded for a 10" LP, and they're combined here with a few more that were recorded during another Rogers session in 1956. Titles include "Coop The Graas", "Contours", "Tales Of An African Lobster", "Pink Squirrel", "Boar-Jibou", and "The Sweetheart Of Sigmund Freud". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Richie ColeReturn To Alto Acres ... LP
PAJ, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Art Pepper, Roger Kellaway, Bob Magnusson, and Billy Higgins! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Curtis FullerFour On The Outside ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
An explosive late 70s moment of brilliance from trombonist Curtis Fuller – and one of his greatest albums of the time! The set's got Fuller working with an unusual group – Pepper Adams on baritone sax, making for a nice "bottom" alongside Fuller's trombone, plus James Williams, borrowed from Art Blakey's group of the time – and really stepping out here with some great soaring piano lines. The rest of the quintet features Dennis Irwin on bass and John Yarling on drums – but the real boss of the set is clearly Fuller, who's contributed some wonderful originals to the session, and is clearly working with a re-kindled spirit at this point in his career. Titles include "Four On The Outside", "Suite Kathy", "Little Dreams", "Ballad For Gabe-Wells", and "Corrida Del Torro". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesGo West, Man! ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quincy turns his soul jazz arranging style to a band filled with West Coast players, and he gets them to groove a lot more than you'd expect! Players include Herb Geller, Art Pepper, Charlie Mariano, Bill Perkins, and Walter Benton. The tracks are short, with tight solo space, and most of them were written and arranged by West Coasters like Jimmy Giuffre, Lennie Niehaus, and Johnny Mandel. Titles include "Be My Guest", "London Derriere", "Kings Road Blues", "The Oom Is Blues", and "Bright Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has lightly bent corners and some gloss peeling on back.)
 
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoGreat Black Music – Jackson In Your House ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)... $14.99
One of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's all-time classics! If you've ever bought an Art Ensemble album and said "Hmm, what's all the fuss about?", get this one. It'll change your mind. The band is in perfect form – and hits an incredible blend of free thinking modernism and soulful soloing, peppered with a healthy dose of humor. The tracks are shortish, and very tight – and titles include "Jackson In Your House", "Song For Charles", "The Waltz", and "Get In Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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King CurtisArthur Murray's Music For Dancing – The Twist ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good ... $1.99
A stodgy cover, but a great groover – raw instrumental dance soul from sax great King Curtis – recorded for RCA in 1961 – really great, energetic covers of big band numbers and more in a hard grooving R&B mode! Don Covay and others sing on the "Twist" tunes – "Peppermint Twist", "The Arthur Murray Twist" and a couple more – but the instrumentals are pretty incredible, too. Mickey Baker and Billy Butler are on guitar, and the whole group of musicians really cook! Other tracks include "Jersey Bounce", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Stompin' At The Savoy", "The Fly" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Living stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Famoudou Don Moye/John Tchicai/Hartmut GeerkenAfrican Tapes ... CD
Golden Years (UK), 1985. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Unique West African recordings from the trio of Don Moye, John Tchicai, and Hartmut Geerken – all done with a personal, earthy quality that's a fair bit looser than most of the players' studio sessions of the time. As might be expected, Moye handles percussion and Tchicai is on reeds – but most of the record also features the players alternating instruments heavily – working with Geerken's wide range of percussion and Eastern instruments to change things up in a true AACM-based style of creativity. 2CD set brings in a huge amount of bonus material that wasn't on the original 80s LP – and titles include "Do You Go To Bago", "Mombimbirutile", "Kamsar", "Mohawk", "Bo Oh Bo", "The Rainbow's Over", "Go Down Moses", "Pink Pepper", "Please Come To The Stage", and "Akarakuru". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mr Clean & The CleansersKarate (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
A romping, stomping, sock-soul monster – a cut recorded in the Northwest in the mid 60s, but with a groove that's massively funky overall! Imagine a group like The Capitols or Archie Bell & The Drells getting the chance to work after hours in a tiny studio – just riffing and romping as they carve out a cool little soul track with a wickedly stepping bassline, and great horns peppering alongside the vocals! Part 2 is even better than part 1 – as it's got a nice drum break in the middle, and these loose vocals that strech out and kind of call out the tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Alfonso SantistebanEl Asesino De Muncas (Killing Of The Dolls)/El Descuartizados De Binbrook (Necrophagus) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1971/1975. New Copy ... $19.99
A pair of horror soundtracks back to back – both of them pretty darn great! Alfonso Santisteban is amazing on the score for Killing Of The Dolls – working in modes that are hardly horror at all, and instead using all sorts of weird instrumental flourishes and strange twists and turns – at a level that rivals some of the best Italian work of the period! There's weird piano amidst strange strings, unusual organ lines that bubble along, and even some elements that might be vibes, although we're not sure – peppered by a few funky tracks that really keep things interesting! The whole thing almost feels like one of those great Easy Tempo collections from years back – and titles include "Amor De Carton", "El Asesino De Munecas", "Los Traumas Del Asesino", and "Un Largo Verano". Necrophagus is a bit moodier overall – shorter tracks that seem to work well with each other, and which often have an odd melodic element in the lead – either organ, harmonica, or even some odd-tuned piano – echoing a spooky melody, but still with a groovy undercurrent! CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Ozzie TorrensBoogaloo In Apartment 41 ... LP
Decca/El Sonido, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Monster Latin jazz and boogaloo – all the way through! The album's a rare gem from the short-lived Latin Soul years on Decca – cut by Ozzie Torrens, and featuring a great Latin lineup that includes Louie Ramirez on vibes, Charlie Palmieri on piano, and Manny Duran on trumpet – all swinging in very soulful formation, and going for the stripped-down small combo sound that the Spanish Harlem kids were using on the indie labels at the time! The tracks are all instrumentals – with heavy duty playing all the way through, and loads of rhythmic tracks that are peppered with some sock-solid jazzy solo work! The whole thing's a swinger – and titles include "Ozzaboo", "Boogaloo In Apt 41", "Way Out Mambo", "Cool Jerk", "Mia's Boogaloo", and "Tijuana Grass". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Larry Joseph with Luci Martin & Dee ScottYoung Giants Of Platinum Funk Vol 1 – You're The Best (vocal, extended mix)/Irresistible ... 12-inch
City Of Dreams, 2016. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet 80s-styled groove from bassist Larry Joseph – one that's peppered with some tightly riffing guitar and great piano fills – and topped with soaring lead vocals from Luci Martin of Chic! The whole thing sounds like it might have been done right during the mid 80s run of Chic (there's no date on the record) – and the extended mix has some nice bassy bits too! Dee Scott sings on "Irresistible" – with a style that's a bit more in the higher range of the soul vocal spectrum, which suits the catchy hook of the track wonderfully! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireReal Earth Wind & Fire – The Ultimate Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Sony (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of work from one of our favorite groups of all time – a jazz/soul combo born in our hometown of Chicago, and one who soared out to the masses in the 70s – to bring a message of pride and spirit to the world! This 3CD set features a huge amount of material from the group's first decade on record – a mix of both big hits and lesser-known album gems from the Columbia Records 70s years – peppered with just a bit of other material here and there, which leaves most of the focus on the kind of soaring sounds that first made the group so great. We've loved these records for decades, but they still never fail to make our hears leap with joy – and taken together, as a 45 track set, the music really seems to pack an extra sort of punch! Titles include "Keep Your Head To The Sky", "Mighty Mighty", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "Open Our Eyes", "Sing A Song", "Sun Goddess (live)", "That's The Way Of The World", "Burning Bush (shout it from the mountain mix)", "Brazilian Rhyme", "Love's Holiday", "I'll Write A Song For You", "Jupiter", "September", "Let's Groove", "In The Stone", "After The Love Has Gone", "Kalimba Story", "Shining Star", "Evil", "On Your Face", "Biyo", "Love Music", "Spirit", "Reasons", "Wanna Be With You", "Fall In Love With Me", "Boogie Wonderland", and "Can't Let Go". CD

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King BucknorAfrican Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Fierce Afro Funk from King Bucknor – who serves up two side-long jams here, both very much in the best Fela vibe of the 70s! "Woman Nature" starts out the record – building nicely from rattling percussion that's peppered with Bucknor's rough calls at the start, then filled in with much richer vocals by a chorus – whose interplay with the King is offset by lots of excellent criss-crossing guitar lines and horns! "Mr Debtor" is on the flipside, and is even tighter funk – a really long jam that's completely infectious right from the start, and has some especially strong horn solos in the mix! LP, Vinyl record album

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Four SeasonsGenuine Imitation Life Gazette ... LP
Philips, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A wild little concept album from the Four Seasons – one that's packaged in newspaper-style cover, and which presents tunes that almost have that late 60s British "snapshots of life" approach to pop – particularly that put forth by The Kinks on Village Green Preservation Society. The album's a true genius effort from Bob Gaudio – now risen to the ranks of producer for the group, and also the key songwriter for the album too – working here in tandem with the great Jake Holmes, a wonderful choice for a record like this! Arrangements are inventive, playful, and definitely at a level that shows some influence from Pet Sounds or Sgt Peppers – but there's also a focused, all-pop approach to the tunes too – one that's hook-heavy even when trippy, and which shows that the Four Seasons were as great at psychedelic and Sunshine Pop as any of the groups they'd inspired over the years. Titles include "Saturday's Father", "Wall Street Village Day", "Wonder What You'll Be", "Soul Of A Woman", "Something's On Her Mind", "American Crucifixion Resurrection", and "Mrs Stately's Garden". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original fold-out cover, with light wear.)

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Motohiko HinoToko Flash ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
Really unique work from a trio led by drummer Motohiko Hino, and which features Masahiko Satoh on piano and Nobuyoshi Ino on bass – all players who aren't content to just rest in the usual piano trio modes of the time, and who instead really break open the format with their creative work on the album! Satoh has a way of playing lyrically at the start, then really opening up – and Ino's bass rolls and dips with its own sense of melody that's quite beautiful – as Hino works far far away from straight rhythm, and often peppers the songs with personal exclamations of his own. Yet none of the numbers are ever too far out, either – just loosely structured, but respectful of the melodies, while never enslaved to them. Titles include "My Favorite Things", "Norwegian Wood", "Flash", "Overhang Blues", and "Once Upon A Summertime". CD

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MetersKickback – Rare & Previously Unreleased Material ... LP
Sundazed, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Like a dream come true! This new set documents some great lost work by The Meters – recorded in the mid 70s, with a similar groove to their Warner/Reprise albums like Cabbage Alley, Rejuvenation, or Trick Bag. The tracks are mostly in demo format – which gives them a much rougher sound than the Warner material, especially on the drums and bass parts, which could sometimes be a bit slicked up in the studio. Stylistically, though, the tracks are very similar to the Warner material – with a punchy New Orleans groove that has the band hitting the guitars and organ heavily, and singing on most cuts with that rolling party style that peppered most of their post-Josie recordings. Titles include "Big Chief", "All I Do Everyday", "Love The One You're With", "Come Together", "What More Can I Do", "Keep On Marching Funky Soldier", and "Down By The River". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wes MontgomeryCalifornia Dreaming ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A stone classic on Verve! Back in the 60s, Wes Montgomery must have been California Dreamin – because by the time of this LP, he'd come a long way from his Indiana roots – and had used the best part of the hip west coast scene to add a lot to his style – fuller rhythms and tighter production that never dampened his sound, and instead really let him open up into a whole new range of sounds! As with some of his other albums on Verve, Montgomery plays warmly chromatic riffs over dark jazzy backings by Don Sebesky – and although tracks are short, Wes gets a lot into his solos on the set – a masterful approach that was almost better in a tighter setting than a looser one! Titles include "Sun Down", "Without You", "Sunny", "Green Peppers", "Mr Walker", and "Winds Of Barcelona". LP, Vinyl record album

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Christian ScottChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Centennial Trilogy (Ruler Rebel/Diaspora/Emancipation Procrastination) (3CD set) ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 23.98
A trio of fantastic albums from Christian Scott – all packaged together! First up is Ruler Rebel – a fantastic step forward for trumpeter Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – an artist who takes on a new name with this recording, and a vibrant new sound as well! Scott still plays trumpet, but he also works with some electronics and effects, too – in a group that mixes acoustic elements from piano, flute, and percussion with electric work on Fender Rhodes and guitar – all in a sound that's swirlingly soulful, and as enigmatic as you might expect! The music reaches back to some deeper roots, but reworks the sound completely with lots of contemporary elements – and Scott's trumpet takes on a new sort of majesty in the setting – maybe hitting the promise we first saw in his music years back, but with even more focus here. Titles include "Encryption", "The Coronation Of X A Tunde Adjuah", "The Reckoning", "Ruler Rebel", and "New Orleanian Love Song". Next is Diaspora – a set that has Christian Scott really opening with a new sense of pride and power after adopting the Atunde Adjuah name – and blowing here not just on trumpet, but also "reverse flugelhorn", sirenette, and siren – and also using some sonic architecture to open up and expand his sound! Rhythms are a compelling mix of drum programs and acoustic percussion – peppered with work on alto, Fender Rhodes, bass, guitar, and drums – in this groove that's much more sharp-edged and sonically compelling than most other projects of this nature. Titles include "Lawless", "Our Lady Of New New Orleans", "IDK", "Desire & The Burning Girl", "Completely", "No Love", and "The Walk". Last is Emancipation Proclamation – part of Scott's brilliant trilogy that has him reworking his sound even more than before – using his horn in both acoustic and electric settings, and mixing with bits of funk and deeper musical currents – all at a level that's vaguely in the territory of Don Cherry in the 70s, but served up with a vibe that's very much Christian's own! Rather than be buried in the mix of percussion, Fender Rhodes, and other horns here – Scott seems to be set free, and really opens up with both the space of his solos, and the style of his phrasing – which is even more personal than before. The other players are great, too – a shifting lineup who retain the same bristling energy throughout – on titles that include "Ashes Of Our Forever", "The Emancipation Procrastination", "AvengHer", "Cages", "New Heroes", "Videotape", "The Cypher", "Michele With One L", and "Unrigging November". CD

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Stanley TurrentineSpoiler ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Stanley Turrentine's no spoiler here – as his tenor sax soars out over the top of some sweet larger group arrangements from Duke Pearson – all awash in a great sense of soul, joy, and life! The album's got a much brighter feel than you might guess from the cover – a vibe that's a bit similar to Stan's classic Joyride album, but a bit more open and free – thanks to the lyrical touches of Pearson on the charts. Other players include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, James Spaulding on alto and flute, and Pepper Dadams on baritone sax – plus rhythm from McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, Mickey Roker on drums, and Joseph Rivera on percussion. As on some of the other Pearson dates from the time – particularly those with Donald Byrd – the use of electric bass really opens things up, by creating a subtle rhythmic pulse that really drives most numbers along. And also in the Pearson mode, the added players aren't really a horn section in the conventional way – just a group of like-minded, top-shelf jazz players who egg on the main soloist with a great sense of enthusiasm for the music! Titles include "La Fiesta", "The Magilla", "Sunny", "Maybe September", "You're Gonna Hear From Me", and "When The Sun Comes Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner. Label has a sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ VariousBee Hive Session – Unissued Tunes Vol 1 ... LP
Beehive, Late 70s. Sealed ... $4.99
A treasure trove of rare jazz recordings – all material that was cut during the short run of the Beehive label – that excellent Chicago imprint that was based along the ideals of recordings first put in place by Blue Note and Prestige! Beehive also grabbed a lot of players who worked for those older labels, and gave them some of their best showcase in the studio – as you'll hear here on tracks that include a version of "Moonlight In Vermont", with Johnny Hartman on vocals and Al Gafa on guitar; "Like Someone In Love" with Sal Nistico on tenor and Ronnie Mathews on piano; "Blues In F" by the Walter Davis Jr piano trio; "Stablemates" performed by a sextet with Nick Brignola on alto, Pepper Adams on baritone, and Ted Curson on trumpet; and the titles "On Green Dolphin Street" and "Blues In The Closet", played by Sal Salvador on guitar, Eddie Bert on trombone, Nick Brignola on baritone, Derek Smith on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNew Breed R&B – Soulful 60s Blues For Today's Dancers ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Not the usual old school R&B – but a sweet batch of cuts from a time when the music was taking on a new style in the soul generation – as older artists and younger singers moved gritty vocals into a range of great new grooves – much of which were a real precursor to the Northern Soul scene in the UK! Years later, we'd probably call these cuts deep soul – although the grooves are more upbeat than the usual numbers of that style, and often romp around in ways that have stronger ties to funk or boogaloo soul – with mighty strong vocals that really sock a heavy punch. The set features 24 great cuts in all – many from the Modern and Kent Records labels of the mid 60s – with titles that include "The New Breed" by Jimmy Holiday, "Let Your Hair Down" by Arthur Adams, "Find Another Woman" by Willie Headen, "Move A Little Closer" by Mary Love, "Take Off Your Shoes" by Booker T Averhart & The Mustangs, "Stuffed Peppers (aka Humpin)" by Frank Armstrong, "New Figure" by King Solomon, "Tired Of Walkin" by Little Joe Hinton, and "I've Been Hurt So Many Times" by Larry Davis. CD

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VariousSuper Funk Vol 4 – Rare & Classic Street Funk From The Vaults 1966 to 1972 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $16.99
Heavy funk galore – and easily one of the best titles in the massive Super Funk series! This one seems to go deeper than all the previous volumes – really digging down for some obscure tracks that push past the obvious funky 45 standards, to include some lost gems from rare sources in the southern scene! The set's awash in hard drums, fuzzy bass, tripped out guitar, and lots of rootsy deep soul vocals – stepping from track to track with a quality level that beats most other funky 45 collections on the market, made even better by some superb liner notes from compiler Dean Rudland! Titles include "I Got Some" by Billy Garner, "Deep Soul (part 2)" by Ron Buford, "Doin The Model" by Eddie Clearwater, "Crazy Legs (part 2)" by Albert Washington, "Momma Momma" by Betty Barney, "Don't Ever Change" by Chet Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers, "The Warm Up (part 1)" by Clifton White, "Chicken Scratch" by The Chili Peppers, "Fat N Funky" by Charles Crawford, "Super Cool (You're Just A Super Fool)" by Pat Hunt, "Out Of Sight" by The Soulsetters, and "Boogaloo Party" by Joe Swift's International. 20 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Barry/Shirley BasseyGoldfinger ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The soundtrack that put John Barry over the top – and to many, THE James Bond soundtrack! The album chills from the first notes of the haunting title theme – the majestic "Goldfinger", sung by Shirley Bassey with a tone that's as dangerous as a razor-sharp hat spinning through the air! Barry then takes over with some wonderful instrumentals – a blend of crime jazz, mood pieces, chase themes, and more – all peppered with that dark dark Bond theme that we love so much! Titles include "Into Miami", "Teasing The Korean", "Alpine Drive", "Bond Back In Action", "Gassing The Gangsters", and "Death Of Goldfinger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ CommonElectric Circus ... LP
MCA, 2002. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
NuHop? Common newcomers who buy Electric Circus for the single with Mary J Blige are going to be left with some head scratching – but if you like the spiritual/psychedelic Com that was hinted at on Like Water For Chocolate, this may be the follow up you were waiting for! This is still hip hop – with production by the Neptunes, Jay Dee, ?uestlove and others, but it's definitely a boundary stretcher. The mood runs from Roots style soul bumpers to Hendrix and Eugene McDaniels style feedback heavy freakouts. There's a guest on nearly every track, mostly from the Okayplayer camp and NuSoul titans, including Bilal, Omar, Pharrell Williams, Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab and others. We won't lie to you, we miss the Chicago hip hop Common that kicked insight over raw and soulful productions, but you can't fault the guy for being an artist, and he really has crafted something original here. A great cover – a kind of rainbow drenched cut and paste photo collage of the contributors and inspirations with Com out front, sort of reminding us of Tribe's Midnight Maurauders, and even Sgt. Pepper. Tracks include "Ferris Wheel", "Soul Power", "The Hustle", the first single "Come Close", "New Wave", "Star *69", "Jimi Was A Rock Star" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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