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✨✧ Barry Altschul 3Dom FactorTales Of The Unforseen ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A tremendous trio outing, and a record that really illustrates the newfound strength we've heard from drummer Barry Altschul in recent years – music so great, it's almost as if he's taken a time machine back to the groundbreaking days of his youth! The play on "freedom" in the trio's name is no joke – as a good part of the album features improvised compositions, mixed with very freewheeling takes on a few other jazz numbers – balanced beautifully between melodic elements and rhythmic progressions, served up very equally from Barry on drums and percussion, Joe Fonda on bass, and the mighty Jon Irabagon on tenor, soprano, sopranino sax, and flute! Fonda's presence is especially great – as he plays here with a really soulful, deep-toned quality that holds things together even at their most dynamic, individual moments – and titles include "As The Tale Begins", "Annette's Tale Of Miracles", "And The Tale Ends", and "A Drummer's Tale". CD

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John Barry/Matt MonroQuiller Memorandum ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
A sweet little soundtrack by John Barry – very different than the full-on style he used for James Bond – but equally groovy in its own sort of way! The music was written for a spy thriller starring Alec Guiness, George Segal, and Max Von Sydow – a moody film that's handled here by Barry with a spacey quality that's mighty nice – lots of isolated instruments floating along, sometimes with weird effects that are almost watery – all in a space that's somewhere between Barry's work for The Knack, and that new sense of space that Morricone was bringing into 60s soundtracks. The result is a real treasure – one of Barry's best film scores – and titles include "Autobahn March", "Downtown", "Oktober/Walk From The River", "Quiller Caught/The Fight", "Quiller & The Bomb", and the theme "Wednesday's Child", sung by Matt Monro. LP, Vinyl record album

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Barry BrownPrince Jammy Presents Barry Brown – Showcase ... LP
17 North Parade, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
A fine, FINE showcase for singer Barry Brown – working with Prince Jammy at the dawn of the 80s! Barry Brown is showcased here in nice, long 12-inch style numbers, with bass and drums heavy rhythms and plenty of room for Brown to demonstrate he was good and ready for a full length showcase. Includes "Best Things In Life", "Concious Dread", "Ain't Gonna Turn Back" with Errol Scorcher, "It Ago Dread" and "School Days". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris, et alSilver Blue ... LP
Xanadu, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
Some of the most cooking work of the 70s from Dexter Gordon – and that's saying a lot, given all his overseas sessions and late-life work for Columbia Records! The format here is different than both of those, though – in that it's both a sharp hardbop set, with a real back-to-basics vibe – but also one that has much more of an overall group feel, instead of some of the longer-form solo vehicles that Gordon recorded for Steeplechase Records. There's definitely a blowing session vibe – tracks are long, and there's multiple soloists who each get extended time in the spotlight – but there's also a careful sense of structure, brought to the record no doubt by producer Don Schlitten – who'd handled classic dates in the past for Prestige. The group features both Gordon and Al Cohn on tenors, Blue Mitchell and Sam Noto on trumpets, Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – a hell of a lineup that really makes magic on "On The Trail", "Allen's Alley", and "Silver Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and splitting on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Chick Corea/David Holland/Barry AltschulARC (German pressing) ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1971. Used ... $8.99
Some of the most outside work ever recorded by Chick Corea – a great session from the post-Circle trio that included Barry Altschul on percussion and Dave Holland on bass! The sound here is in a vast space of dark corners, sharp edges, and some slightly warmer moments – similar to some of Chick's other work as a leader before this album, but a bit more stark overall. Although listed with writing credits, most titles have a strongly improvised feel – quite free, especially the piano parts! Titles include "Ballad For Tillie", "Nefertitti", "Vedana", "Thanatos", and "Games". CD

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✨✧ Barry DrakeHappylanding ... LP
Capitol, 1971. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Barry GuyTime Passing ... CD
Intakt (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
One of the more complicated works we've ever heard from bassist Barry Guy – a longer piece composed for three different voices and strings as well – but which also still features a fair bit of improvisation throughout! Anja Poche and Matthew Brook sing in straighter (although still avant) styles as the soprano and baritone on the set – and Savina Yannatou improvises vocally alongside them – in this really wonderful juxtaposition of styles – while Guy's bass has an incredibly strong lead above the violins, cello, and viola of Camerata Zurich – again with some bolder improvised moments throughout. The core strings provide this sense of tension, which is beautifully broken by the improvisations – and the entire piece is over 70 minutes long! CD

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Barry HarrisBarry Harris At The Jazz Workshop ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Early genius from Barry Harris – a live date recorded at San Francisco's Jazz Workshop, and one that has him gently grooving in a mix of sharp edges and lyricism! In a world where many up and comers were tempted by the fruits of the soul jazz sound, Harris remains nicely true to himself – and plays here with a style that's almost introspective at times, certainly filled with the flowing modes of pianistic expression that would emerge in other players more strongly in years to come. The trio features Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "Curtain Call", "Lolita", and "Morning Coffee", plus jazz standards like "Woody N You", "Star Eyes", and "Moose The Mooche". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink.)

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Barry HarrisBarry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron ... CD
Xanadu, 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Barry Harris stretches out wonderfully in a set of compositions by Tadd Dameron – most of them familiar jazz standards from a few decades before, transformed magically by Harris in a hip 70s piano trio mode! The group here features Gene Taylor on bass and Leroy Williams on drums – both of whom work nicely with Barry's newly discovered sweetness at the time – an approach that's sometimes a bit warmer than his work in the 60s, and which helps make these tunes stand out in newly sensitive readings. Titles include "The Tadd Walk", "Lady Bird", "Casbah", "Our Delight", "Soultrane", "The Chase", and "Hot House". CD
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Barry HarrisBarry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron ... CD
Xanadu, 1975. Used ... $8.99
Barry Harris stretches out wonderfully in a set of compositions by Tadd Dameron – most of them familiar jazz standards from a few decades before, transformed magically by Harris in a hip 70s piano trio mode! The group here features Gene Taylor on bass and Leroy Williams on drums – both of whom work nicely with Barry's newly discovered sweetness at the time – an approach that's sometimes a bit warmer than his work in the 60s, and which helps make these tunes stand out in newly sensitive readings. Titles include "The Tadd Walk", "Lady Bird", "Casbah", "Our Delight", "Soultrane", "The Chase", and "Hot House". CD
Also available Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron ... CD 14.99

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Barry HarrisBarry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron ... LP
Xanadu, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
Barry Harris stretches out wonderfully in a set of compositions by Tadd Dameron – most of them familiar jazz standards from a few decades before, transformed magically by Harris in a hip 70s piano trio mode! The group here features Gene Taylor on bass and Leroy Williams on drums – both of whom work nicely with Barry's newly discovered sweetness at the time – an approach that's sometimes a bit warmer than his work in the 60s, and which helps make these tunes stand out in newly sensitive readings. Titles include "The Tadd Walk", "Lady Bird", "Casbah", "Our Delight", "Soultrane", "The Chase", and "Hot House". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barry HarrisLuminescence! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An extremely striking sextet session from pianist Barry Harris – quite unlike most of his other work from the time! The group on the album features Pepper Adams on baritone, Junior Cook on tenor, and Slide Hampton on trombone – and that brace of three horns gives a really solid feel to the album – working with the rhythm trio of Harris, Bob Cranshaw, and Lenny McBrowne on tunes that swing with a jagged, almost modern style – but which have a lot of the soulfully arranged undertones of Slide Hampton's own work. Arrangements are by Harris, and they're great – really leading us to wonder why he didn't work more in this mode. Titles include "Luminescence", "Webb City", "Even Steven", and "Dance Of The Infidels". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Barry HarrisMagnificent! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Subtle genius from pianist Barry Harris – an overlooked 60s set that showcases both Barry's tighter bop leanings and his even more wonderful lyrical side! The session's recorded with a relaxed energy that points the way towards freer Harris sides in years to come – but also still has the focus of his other best trio work from the early years – and rhythm support here is by Ron Carter on bass and Leroy Williams on drums. Titles include "Ah Leu Cha", "Bean & The Boys", "Dexterity", "Sun Dance", and "Rouge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Barry ManilowThis One's For You ... LP
Arista, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Barry MilesSky Train ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Barry Miles is riding the Sky Train – and at a pretty fast clip too, given the jamming energy of this record! The album's one of Miles' most full-on fusion sets – but it's also one of his most soulful as well, thanks to strong use of horns on most numbers – with players like Randy Brecker, Tom Harrell, and Jim Buffington really warming things up. Eric Kloss is in the core group alongside Miles keyboards – and his work on alto sax is a treasure – filled with feeling, even at a fast clip – and sweetly soulful on some of the mellower numbers too. Vic Juris plays guitar, and titles include "Sky Train", "Big A", "Old Man Jack", "Relay", "A Waltz For You", and "Cityscape". CD

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Barry Miles' SilverlightMagic Theater ... LP
London, 1975. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Evan Parker & Barry GuyIncision ... LP
SAJ (Germany), 1981. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Wonderful duets – with Guy on bass, both bowed and plucked – and Parker on soprano and tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in great shape!)

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Barry Ulanov/Tadd DameronAnthropology ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1947/1948. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Performances by Barry Ulanov & His All Star Metronome Jazzmen with Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker, Lenny Tristano and Buddy Rich. Side two has three tracks by Tadd Dameron & His Orchestra including Wardell Gray, Curley Russell and Kenny Clarke. LP, Vinyl record album

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Barry Weisblat, Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Ernesto RodriguesDiafon ... CD
Creative Sources (Portugal), 2005. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyThem Dirty Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of the all-time great ones by Cannonball! This record captures him in the prime of his early soul jazz fame – working with an unbelievably heavy quintet that featured Bobby Timmons on piano (with Barry Harris sitting in on a few tracks), Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and brother Nat Adderley on cornet. The quintet forged a sound that made them an immediate hit – and which had their tight, jagged, soul-drenched sound getting copied by everyone. The record features some amazing soul jazz standards – like Nat's original version of "Work Song", the first-ever record of Timmons' amazing "Dat Dere", Cannon's slinky "Them Dirty Blues", and the jaunty groover "Jeannine", a wonderful cut by Duke Pearson that never sounded better! The CD features alternates of "Work Song" and "Dat Dere" – for a total of 9 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has completely split seams, with clear tape on the top & bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Kenny BarronFlight Path ... CD
Candid (UK), Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
Some of the best moments from Kenny Barron's early 90s run on Candid Records – a stretch that really set the stage for the pianist's big return to the limelight in the latter part of the decade – but still retained all the relaxed, easygoing charm of his less-recorded 80s years. Barron's in great company throughout – often groups that are a bit more than a trio – augmented by musicians who include Gary Bartz on alto, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, Steve Hobbs on vibes, and Donald Harrison on alto – and Kenny also plays solo on one track, and in duet with pianist Barry Harris on another. Titles include a great reworking of Blue Mitchell's "Fungii Mama", plus "Pedra Bonita", "Dreams", "Flight Path", "Slow Grind", "So What", "Pent Up House", and "My Old Flame". CD

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Les Baxter/Mike Curb/The 13th PowerWild In The Streets ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
Hilarious! This is the soundtrack to a goofy late 60s shocker film about the time when hippies and young folks would take over America. Les Baxter handled the musical score for the film, but the real treat is the schlocky rock tracks – written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, with arrangements by Mike Curb in that fuzzy Tower/AIP mode! The lyrics are hysterical, but also oddly catchy, even though they're trying to make fun of 60s rock. Titles include "Psychedelic Senate", "Fourteen Or Fight", "Wild In The Streets", "Sally LeRoy", and "Free Lovin". LP, Vinyl record album

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BCGStreet Talk (unedited main theme, variation I, variation II) ... 12-inch
20th Century, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The BCG is the Bob Crewe Generation – a sweet 70s disco ensemble led by the 60s soundtrack king. Here, they've got a tightly percolated sound that reminds us of Barry White at his best – strings soaring over strong syncopation, with some chorus female vocals bubbling in amidst the glossy funky mix. Very nice, and with a wonderful classic club feel! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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✨✧ Mario BiondiBeyond (with Mario Biondi Vs Commodores) ... CD
Sony (Italy), 2015. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99
Maybe the best album to date from Italian singer Mario Biondi – and easily his most soulful set to date! The album's got Mario moving past some of the retro jazz modes of his earliest records, to emerge as this universal soul star with a hell of a sound – a voice that easily moves past nation and culture to hit a vibe that could well make him one of the bigger global acts of the decade – layered with a groove that's steeped in 70s soul influences, but which has a cleaner, contemporary approach that suits Biondi's raspy presentation perfectly! Mario sings in English throughout – with this depth that maybe even rivals Barry White at his best, although with some more of the jazz inflections that Biondi had on other records. Some of these cuts are pretty damn catchy – and could win over anyone, even if they haven't followed Mario's previous records like we have – and titles include "All Of My Life", "I Chose You", "You Can't Stop This Love Between Us", "Heart Of Stone", "Fly Away", "Another Kind Of Love", "Where Does The Money Go", and "Open Up Your Eyes". Special bonus – this limited package also comes with a second CD – Mario Biondi Vs Commodores – which features Mario covering classics that include "Night Shift", "Three Times A Lady", "Lady", "Brick House", and "Easy". CD

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Paul BleyCloser ... CD
ESP (Germany), 1966. Used ... $5.99
Possibly the first true moment of genius from Paul Bley – a key indie standout after a few years working for bigger American labels! By the time of this early ESP album, Paul Bley was no stranger to the American scene – having recorded a few records for different labels in the 50s, and making some surprise appearances on other sessions in the early part of the 60s. But by the time of this mid 60s set, Bley was really coming into his own – working in a style that would have a huge influence on the style of jazz piano for the next few decades, and which was one of the first strong statements of modernism from the Canadian scene. Here, he's working with Steve Swallow on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion in a trio format, working through a great batch of tracks by then wife Carla – like "Ida", "Start", "Closer", "Batterie", and "Sideways In Mexico" – as well as versions of Ornette Coleman's "Crossroads", Annette Peacock's "Cartoon", and his own "Figfoot". CD
(Includes original slipcase. Out of print.)

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Anthony BraxtonComplete Braxton 1971 ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1971/1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Nice set that features all of the London recordings that Braxton made in February of 1971. The set's got him playing in the context of his old bandmates in Circle – Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul – along with guest appearances by Kenny Wheeler and The London Tuba Ensemble. All compositions by Braxton, and titles include "67M F-12", "R76", "JNK", and a bunch of those compositions that just have pictures for the title! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear.)

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Funky BrownThese Songs Will Last Forever ... CD
Glades/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet grooves from Funky Brown – an artist who's more soul-based than you'd guess from his name, and who works here in the hippest Miami modes of the mid 70s! The album's got this warm glow that's mighty nice – even smoother and more mature than some of the Timmy Thomas work of the time – with plenty of keyboards from Harold Butler alongside Brown's sweet vocals – in ways that mix together bits of Miami soul with currents from bigger 70s names on the Philly scene, and maybe even a bit of Barry White! Paul Khouri arranged and produced, and definitely has a way with a midtempo groove – and titles include "Nice & Slow", "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Let's Make A Baby", "Sharing The Night Together", "For The Love Of You", and "Kiss & Say Goodbye". CD

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Ruth BrownRuth Brown '65 ... LP
Mainstream, 1965. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An interesting set for Brown, working in more of a jazzy/bluesy style rather than the R&B vein for which she was mainly known. The album was arranged and conducted by Peter Matz with fairly lavish orchestrations accompanied by Brown's mainly mellow vocals. Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Barry Galbraith, Richard Davis, Urbie Green and other jazz musicians fill out the roster alongside the large string section. Titles include two from Nellie Lutcher "Hurry On Down" and "He's A Real Gone Guy" and Dick Hyman's "Watch It", "Whispering Grass", "I Know Why", "Here's That Rainy Day", and a very interesting interpretation of "On The Good Ship Lollipop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on back.)

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✨✧ Solomon BurkeMusic To Make Love By ... LP
Chess, 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
An incredible record – a real standout in Solomon's career! This set features him working with arrangements that are smooth, mellow, and sexy – very much in the Barry White and Isaac Hayes mode, a style that's a perfect fit for Solomon's voice, which was warm and deep back when White and Hayes were just kids! Gene Page did some of the arrangements with Solomon, and the record's a wonderfully unified session with a mellow 70s soul feel that's just great. Titles include "Everlasting Love", "Music To Make Love By", "Midnight & You", "You & Your Baby Blues", and "Let Me Wrap My Arms Around You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Solomon BurkeProud Mary ... LP
Bell, 1969. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Solomon Burke may be most famously known for his early recordings for Atlantic Records – but he still sounds pretty darn great on this set, recorded at Fame Studios in 1969, and with a rootsier feel than before! Solomon himself handled the arrangements, and co-produced with Tamiko Jones – and the instrumentation is quite lean and very stripped-down – drums from Roger Hawkins, guitar from Jimmy Johnson and Eddie Hinton, and keyboards from Barry Beckett – all burning down at the bottom range of the Muscle Shoals spectrum! Titles include a surprisingly great remake of "Proud Mary", plus "These Arms Of Mine", "I Can't Stop", "What Am I Living For", "Uptight Good Woman", "Don't Wait Too Long", and Solomon's own "How Big A Fool (Can a Fool Be)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and labels have a drillhole through the center.)

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Samuel ChartersNew Orleans – Playing A Jazz Chorus ... Book
Marion Boyars Publishers (UK), 2006. New Copy ... $4.99 17.98
Samuel Charters returns to New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – and finds that the city's jazz scene is not only alive and well, but continuing to thrive and change in the face of crisis! Charters is a name that should be familiar to many – for his landmark work as a record producer for Folkways and other labels, where he gave New Orleans music huge exposure in the mid-century years – and also for his countless books on jazz and blues. This volume is perhaps a bit more personal than some of Samuel's other works – as Charters spends his time in the city with his son's family in a small apartment, and comes across vibrant music from the Hot 8 Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Barry Martyn, Michael White, Coco Robicheaux, Billy Edwards, and many others. 227 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ CircleCircle 1 – Live In German Concert ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- ... $38.99
One of the rare few albums recorded by the short-lived, but important avant group Circle – a masterful meeting of talents that featured Anthony Braxton on reeds, Chick Corea on piano, David Holland on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums – plus all players on assorted percussion! The feel here is in a very AACM mode – organically experimental with space and sound texture, and not nearly as academic as some of Corea's outside trio material from the same period. Like most of the group's other recordings, this one is made up of 2 longer pieces: "Medley: Toy Room/O & A" and "There Is No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $3.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, gloss peeling, a bit of tape, and a name in marker on the back.)

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Al Cohn/Bill Perkins/Richie KamucaBrothers! – The Complete Sessions ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1955. Used ... $13.99
A classic set of interlocking tenor work from 3 giants who made up the best part of Woody Herman's classic 4 horn lineup – Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, and Richie Kamuca – all coming together here in small group formation! The album's a wonderful example of the way that the hornplay of the larger Herman group had an influence on the smaller combos of the west coast scene – and Perkins and Kamuca are especially great here, working with a strong sense of precision, but also some nice humanity in their tone. Other group members include either Jimmy Raney or Barry Galbraith on guitar, Hank Jones on piano, John Beal on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – and titles include "Cap Snapper", "Pro Ex", "Hags", "Gay Blade", and "The Walrus". This CD offers up the complete sessions, and features a number of extra tracks! CD

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Mark ColbySerpentine Fire/One Good Turn ... CD
Tappan Zee/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of sweet funky fusion gems from Mark Colby – back to back on a single CD! Serpentine Fire is an overlooked gem from Bob James' Tappan Zee empire of the 70s – that label that provided the perfect platform for artists to grow a bit more after the CTI years! Reedman Mark Colby is a newcomer to this scene, but hits a groove that's instantly in the best CTI/Kudu mode – with funky jazz backings that often have that laidback, spacious style that's more soulful than jamming fusion – served up by players who include Bob James on Fender Rhodes and piano, Eric Gale and Steve Khan on guitars, Steve Gadd on drums, and Hiram Bullock on some electric guitar. Colby himself plays tenor and soprano sax – and titles include a nice remake of Earth Wind & Fire's "Serpentine Fire" – plus "King Tut", "Renegade", "On & On", and "Daydreamer". On One Good Turn, reedman Mark Colby really comes into his own – crafting sweet lines on tenor and soprano sax, in modes that extend previous 70s fusion work from artists like Stanley Turrentine or Grover Washington Jr! Like both of those giants, Colby gets great backing here in a spacious electric style that allows plenty of room for the solos in the lead – with artists who include Bob James and Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes, Eric Gale and Steve Khan on guitars, and Mike Mainieri on vibes. Titles include "Capativa", "Village Zoo", "Peace Of Mind", "Skat Talk", and "Macbeth". CD

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Chick CoreaSong Of Singing ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
A key album in Chick Corea's shift from Latin jazz to arch-modern – recorded with Circle bandmates Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums, and done with a free sound that's quite unusual for Blue Note at the time! Chick's out on this one – way out – in that free mode of his first great rise to fame, without any of the silly Scientology of later years – and Holland and Altschul are in some of their greatest form ever, working with Chick to craft a starkly compelling album of tunes that showed that jazz piano still had a lot of room to grow at the start of the 70s! Titles include "Toy Room", "Ballad I", "Flesh", "Rhymes", and "Nefertitti". CD

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Floyd CramerClass Of 73/Class Of 74 & 75 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Floyd Cramer takes it to school – with two of his "class" albums from the 70s! Class Of 73 is a mighty nice set – a record that has the trademark Cramer piano getting maybe a bit more of a contemporary touch in the hands of arranger Barry McDonald – who swirls in strings and horns with maybe a bit more prominence than the backings on some of Cramer's other records, but still at a level that leaves lots of space for his work on the keys! Titles include a great reading of "My Love" – plus "Killing Me Softly", "Will It Go Round In Circles", "Kodachrome", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", and "And I Love You So". Class Of 74 & 75 is a Floyd Cramer album that packs two years into one – but all with a vibe that more than lives up to the sound that Cramer's crafted in Nashville after all these years! There's a nicely light touch on the strings from Michael Leech, and Floyd's piano is always out front – following the melody in his spare, gently tripping way. Titles include "Time In A Bottle", "Please Come To Boston", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Mandy", and "I Honestly Love You" – a great run of 70s AOR titles, all done as easy piano instrumentals! CD
(Super Audio CD pressing!)
Also available Class Of 73/Class Of 74 & 75 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Floyd CramerClass Of 73/Class Of 74 & 75 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1975. Used ... $9.99
Floyd Cramer takes it to school – with two of his "class" albums from the 70s! Class Of 73 is a mighty nice set – a record that has the trademark Cramer piano getting maybe a bit more of a contemporary touch in the hands of arranger Barry McDonald – who swirls in strings and horns with maybe a bit more prominence than the backings on some of Cramer's other records, but still at a level that leaves lots of space for his work on the keys! Titles include a great reading of "My Love" – plus "Killing Me Softly", "Will It Go Round In Circles", "Kodachrome", "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", and "And I Love You So". Class Of 74 & 75 is a Floyd Cramer album that packs two years into one – but all with a vibe that more than lives up to the sound that Cramer's crafted in Nashville after all these years! There's a nicely light touch on the strings from Michael Leech, and Floyd's piano is always out front – following the melody in his spare, gently tripping way. Titles include "Time In A Bottle", "Please Come To Boston", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", "Mandy", and "I Honestly Love You" – a great run of 70s AOR titles, all done as easy piano instrumentals! CD
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Ronnie CuberCuber Libre ... CD
Xanadu/Elemental, 1976. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
One of the few 70s albums as a leader from reedman Ronnie Cuber – a player who'd already been making some great appearances on studio sessions with giants like George Benson, Mongo Santamria, and Lonnie Smith – as well as even a few Steely Dan records! But despite that ability to sound tight in the studio, Ronnie really shows a completely different side of his talents here – a hard-burning approach to baritone sax, with a deftness that rivals Pepper Adams in a similar setting – a quality that almost feels like a tenor at times, given Cuber's dexterity and speed of improvisation. The rest of the group's great, too – and includes Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – who really provide the right amount of soulful hardbop to keep things crackling. Titles include "Star Eyes", "Rifftide", "Tin Tin Deo", "Samba D'Orfeo", "Misty", "Sudwest Funk", and "Prince Albert". CD
 
 
 



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