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John BarryBlack Hole – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Vista, 1979. Sealed ... $4.99
Cool Barry score for this spacey 70s film – Disney's attempt to cash in on the Star Wars action, but not nearly as successful as some of the other hits at the time. Titles include "Laser", "Into The Hole", "Zero Gravity", "Six Robots", and "The Door Opens". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some holes and stickers.)

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John BarryFour In The Morning ... LP
Roulette, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A relatively serious score by John Barry – written for this mid 60s British social film that starred Judy Densch, Ann Lynn, and Norman Rodway. The scoring is incredibly sensitive – much more so than Barry's usual bag – with a solo reed instrument on many tracks, over orchestrations that often use quite a bit of percussion. Titles include "Coffee Talk", "Norman's Return", "Lover's Clasp", "River Ride", "Four In The Morning", and "Lover's Tension". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has tape on the seams & some wear.)

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John BarryKnack & How To Get It ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
An incredibly groovy soundtrack that's also one of the best-ever scores written by John Barry – a masterpiece of jazzy scoring that never gets old! There's some wicked use of Hammond in the main theme – played by Brit jazzer Alan Haven – a catchy little groove that dances nicely as the record unfolds – over rhythms that feature a snapping snare that's equally great! Barry brings in just a touch of the James Bond boldness, then mixes it with these warmer jazz leanings – all in a blend that's quite unique, and which easily makes the score one of our favorites of the 60s. A young Michael Crawford sings a great vocal version of the theme – "The Knack" – and other tracks include "Photo Strip", "Doors & Bikes & Things", "Ecstasy", "Three On A Bed", and "Blues & Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)

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John BarryLion In Winter (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1968. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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John BarryOctopussy (deluxe edition) ... CD
Ryko, 1983. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Enhanced CD. Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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John BarryStarcrash – Scontri Stellari ... LP
Durium (Italy), 1978. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A rare John Barry sci fi soundtrack – presented here on an Italian issue, with a nice sexy cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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John BarryWhisperers ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
John Barry did the score for this dark British film starring Dame Edith Evans as an elderly woman slowly succumbing to the "whispers" of old age. The music is far different than Barry's Bond work, with more of a sophisticated orchestral sound – filled with dark brooding passages, occasionally punctuated by jazzier moments – which act as a nice sort of counterbalance! The score is a great step for Barry – really showing a new level of sophistication that's light years from his earlier small combo instrumental work. Titles include "Are You There?", "Sticks & Stones", "Nobody & Nothing", and "Three Attackers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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John BarryWrong Box ... LP
Mainstream, 1966. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the lesser-known John Barry scores of the 60s – penned for an equally lesser-known comedy that starred Michael Caine, Peter Sellers, Peter Cook, Tony Hancock, and Dudley Moore! The tunes have kind of a period feel with slight whimsical touches – not as mod and groovy as you might expect for the time, or for Barry – but with a strong orchestral approach overall, showing John's ability to work well in a more mainstream setting. There's a nice undercurrent of darkness at times, as on some of Barry's other orchestral work – and titles include "Morris Visits Dr Pratt", "Bournemouth Strangler", "Morris Hides As He Sees Handcart", "Montage Of Deaths", and "Yes Who Is That". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear. Vinyl is nice!)

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John Barry & Nancy SinatraYou Only Live Twice ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Very Good ... $4.99
A great little James Bond soundtrack – written for one of the lesser-remembered Bond films, but filled with nice moments! There's a darker, moodier feel here than on some of Barry's other Bond scores – lots of stretched out tracks that have a bit more space than usual, and odd instruments punctuating the themes with an eerie, other-worldly edge that almost reminds us of some of the best Italian thriller work from the time. Nancy Sinatra sings a very moody title track – and other tunes include "Takana's World", "The Wedding", "Mountains & Sunsets", "A Drop In The Ocean", "Bond Averts World War Three", and "The Death Of Aki". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & aging.)

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John Barry & Sophia LorenSophia Loren In Rome - Original Televison Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Despite the fact that Sophia Loren's name is prominently displayed on the cover, and despite the fact that she's pictured on the front, most of the record is instrumental work by Barry – although there is a vocal track or two by Loren! The sound is pretty groovy, and the tracks have a nice soundtracky feel that's in keeping with Barry's best work for films from the time. Titles include "The Aggressors", "Marcell", "Secrets Of Rome", and "Sophia". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker and some marker. Labels have some marker.)

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John Barry/Donna SummerDeep – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Sealed ... $12.99
Well, it's not Jaws – but it's still pretty darn groovy – a very cool set of tracks that features some long, lush orchestrations from the great John Barry – plus some sublime disco sounds from Donna Summer! The first half of the record features Barry's extended "Return To The Sea – 2033 AD" – a side-long track that really builds nicely, and has John finding some even more expressive modes than in other mid 70s soundtracks. Then side two really lets loose with the great "Theme From The Deep (Down Deep Inside)" by Donna Summer – a tune that's got this beautifully building groove that's almost like her best early cuts, ala "I Feel Love" – a great use of Summer's vocals on a nicely funky groove. The set also features a slower Donna Summer vocal take on the cut – billed as "A Love Song" – with these cool keyboard lines that feel like they're lifted from an Italian 70s soundtrack – and Barry also turns in his own instrumental version as well. Beckett sings the funky "Disco Calypso" tune too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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John Barry/Elephant's Memory/The Groop/NilssonMidnight Cowboy ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A sublime soundtrack from John Barry – common, to be sure, but also a wonderfully-crafted set that goes way beyond the stereotypes of his work for the James Bond films! The record is probably best known for Nilsson's famous version of the Fred Neil tune "Everybody's Talkin" – which is great in itself – but it's Barry's own work on the title theme that we totally love. "Midnight Cowboy" is a darkly turning slowly pondering tune that will haunt us until the day we die – performed here on the original number with a sad-tinged harmonica that unites both the country of Joe Buck's roots and the sleaze of the love generation. The tune's great – and is matched here by the whimsy of "Florida Fantasy", and the Barry tracks "Fun City" and "Science Fiction". Another great number on the set is "Old Man Willow", a really tripped-out longer track from Elephant's Memory – swirling around in organ and hippie vocals, and oddly echoing the main Barry theme of the set at times! LP, Vinyl record album

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John Barry/Shirley BasseyGoldfinger ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Very Good- ... $2.99
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. Cover and label have small name stickers.)

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Len BarryLen Barry Sings With The Dovells ... LP
Cameo, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen.)

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Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris, et alSilver Blue ... LP
Xanadu, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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

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Barry De Vorzon & Berry Botkin JrBless The Beasts & Children – Original Soundtrack ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Barry DeVorzon & The TamerlanesHits & Rarities ... CD
Valiant, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Glasser/Clark Terry/Barry Harris ProjectUh! Oh! ... CD
Nagel Heyer (Germany), 2000. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Barry GrayJoe 90 – Original Television Soundtrack ... CD
Silva (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Barry HarrisBarry Harris At The Jazz Workshop ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
 
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Hector RiveraAt The Party With Hector Rivera ... LP
Barry, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster album of Latin soul – arguably the greatest record ever cut by Hector Rivera! The record's a rare cooker that never lets up at all – a non-stop boogaloo party that definitely lives up to its swinging cover image – and which is quite different than most other albums from Hector! English language lyrics are at the lead on most numbers – and the rhythms have a romping blend of soul and Latin that's right up there with the same Spanish Harlem groove as work on Fania or Cotique, although arguably even better! There's lots of heavy piano in the grooves, and vocals on some cuts are sung by David Coleman – a singer we only know from this record, but who really makes it shine. Titles include "Playing It Cool", "At The Party", "Shingaling Baby", "I Got My Eye On You", "Pra Voz Wilma", and "Asia Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousTroxy Music Vol 2 – 50s & 60s Film Themes ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the coolest, most swinging film themes you'll ever hope to hear – not the usual band of over-hashed classics from the 50s and 60s – but instead a really fresh, obscure collection – and one that features lots of rare work from the British scene too! Vocals and instrumentals share equal time in the spotlight – which means that one minute you'll hear a lush jazz vocal or catchy pop chorus, and the next you'll get a groovy soundtrack theme in styles that run from rocking to jazzy! The folks at Croydon Municipal are clearly lovers of unusual cinema – as well as records – and have done a great job here picking out tunes that have a very special, very cool quality – even if you already have a lot of soundtracks in your collection. Titles include "Riverside Stomp" by Johnny Dankworth, "She'll Have To Go" by Dennis Lotis, "The Rebel" by Frank Cordell, "The Little Hut" by Tommy Watt, "No My Darling Daughter" by Juliet Mills & Michael Redgrave, "Never Let Go" by John Barry, "The Stranger" by The Hoplites, "Mix Me A Person" by Adam Faith, "The Big Ship Sails On The Alley-O" by Corona Kids, and "Keep Your Eyes On The Hands" by Jane Russell. CD

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Paul AnkaHeadlines ... CD
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Paul Anka's a long way from the teen pop of his youth – and he's also nicely far from some of the more disco years too – maturing as a songwriter, both on his own, and on the album's collaborations with heavyweights like Sammy Cahn, or the teams of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman! The latter two really help give a sense of the spirit of the record – an aging singer finding the right sort of material to open up his palette a bit, but without going for cloying hits. Maybe more in the adult contemporary side of the AOR spectrum at times, but also with a bit more of that Anka punch, too. Titles include "Life Song", "Leave It All To Me", "Andi", "As Long As We Keep Believing", "Headlines", "Never Get To Know You", and "I Can't Get Over You". CD
(Part of the great AOR City series from Japan!)

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ArchiesArchies Essentials ... CD
Essential, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 19.99
Way more than just essentials from this famous bubblegum pop group – as the 2CD set features a whopping 44 tracks in all, which may well be most of the music the group ever recorded! All the sounds are supervised by the mighty Don Kirshner – who first cooked up the idea of getting a real rock band to sing behind a Saturday morning cartoon – to create the kind of instant gold that made The Archies a hit right from the start. But, like The Monkees in their early days, the strength of the music really lies in the creative support working with the group – such as producer Jeff Barry, who also wrote a lot of songs – and a range of top-shelf studio musicians, who ensure that the instrumentation and arrangements are great throughout. Titles include "Sugar & Spice", "Archie's Party", "Circle Of Blue", "Inside Out Upside Down", "Love Light", "Feelin So Good", "Truck Driver", "Whoopee Tie Ai A", "Bicycles Roller Skates & You", "Kissin", "Hot Dog", "Don't Need No Bad Girl", "Strangers In The Morning", "Seventeen Ain't Young", "Easy Guy", "Little Green Jacket", and "Sugar Sugar". CD

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Chris BellComplete Chris Bell (6LP set – with download) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Omnivore, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 6LP ... $125.99
The complete recordings of this key member of Big Star – including the album I Am The Cosmos, the Looking Forward/Roots Of Big Star set, Rock City/See Seven States, two albums of Outtakes and Alternates, and an interview with Barry Ballard in 1977! Comes with a 20 page book – and bonus download cards too! LP, Vinyl record album

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BlackbeardAnthology – Too Much Iron In The Fire ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
An excellent collection of roots and Jamaican soul recorded under the guidance of Roderick Blackbeard Sinclair. While a bunch of attention seems to get paid to heavy producers like Striker Lee, Blackbeard, an acolyte of Lee's has waited long enough to be anthologized properly! This batch of tracks from the mid 70s on cut for the Hulk and Mr Tipsy labels feature a stable of great vocalists like Barry Brown, Jacob Miller, Johnny Clarke, Horace Andy and others. 39 numbers in all, including "Them A Come", "Pass Up The Chalice", "Life Is Funny" and "Protect Them" by Barry Brown, "You Say Me Say" by Barrington Levy & Trinity, "Fattie Bum Bum" by Ken Boothe & Trinity, "All I Want To Do" by Wayne Jarrett, "Fade Away", "Can't Stop Me" and "Everyday Wondering" by Johnny Clarke, "Free Africa" and "Ranking Having Fun" by Horace Andy, "Jah Jah Bless" and "Eyes On Africa" by the Mighty Diamonds, "Too Much Iron In The Fire" by Black Uhuru & Trinity and several nice versions and dubs by the Blackbeard All Stars. CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul BleyCloser ... LP
ESP, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul BleyPaul Bley & Scorpio ... LP
Milestone, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
A great mix of electric modes from Paul Bley – working here on Fender Rhodes and Arp, plus a bit of acoustic piano as well! The album's got a great reworking of the sense of space that Bley brought to his regular piano work – excellent accompaniment from Barry Altschul on percussion and Dave Holland on bass and fuzz pedal! Titles include "Ictus", "Gesture Without Plot", "Syndrome", "Dreams", and "El Cordobes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear. Top seam is partially split.)

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Anthony BraxtonComplete Braxton Volume 2 ... LP
Freedom/Trio (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- ... $36.99
Obviously not the complete recordings of Anthony Braxton – but a great collection of material from 1971, issued here with a stunning cover photo for the Japanese edition! Includes one duet with Chick Corea on piano, one solo piece on bass clarinet, and one quartet performance with Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Dave Holland on bass and cello, and Barry Altschul on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Ruth BrownRuth Brown '65 ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A very unusual setting for the legendary Ruth Brown – the singer who first rose to fame singing raw-edged R&B tracks for Atlantic Records in the 50s – but who works here in a much jazzier mode overall! The set features backings from Peter Matz – who often accompanied the classier singers of the time – and Ruth really does a great job of mixing her bold vocals with his jazzy charts – soaring to new heights in a way that swings nicely, and makes for much deeper soul than most of Matz's other projects. Musicians include Hank Jones on piano, Clark Terry on trumpet, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Urbie Green on trombone, and Richard Davis on bass – and there also seem to be some female backup singers in a few spots too. 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" – which almost makes the whole tune sound like a sad ballad. CD

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Conte Candoli, Jimmy Cleveland, Seldon Powell, GenRhythm Plus One (Rhythm + 1) ... LP
Epic, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A lost gem on Epic from the 50s! The core rhythm section features Hank Jones on piano, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hilton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – with solos by Conte Candoli on trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Seldon Powell on tenor, and Gene Quill on alto! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Fresh Sounds pressing.)

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Cinematic OrchestraMan With A Movie Camera ... LP
Ninja Tune (Canada), 2003. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
The Cinematic Orchestra finally really move into the group's moniker for this late model soundtrack to the classic avant garde silent film! We never would have pegged Dziga Vertov's 1929 film for a jazz-funk score, but CO mastermind Jason Swinscoe succeeds with aplomb! The score is performed with 10 pieces that include piano & keyboards, double bass, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, turntables and effects. It's full of rolling, densely layered passages that kind of settle into a jammy, live post drum & bass groove, but still echoes a lot of the more interesting things that were happening on 70s soundtracks. It's centered around a great redux of the Art Ensemble's "Theme De Yoyo", and the whole thing waltzes in and out a lot of the things we love about both 70s jazz-funk soundtracks and modern groove. A very strong piece – one that blends the Cinematic Orchestra vibe we already know and love with a sound similar the soundtrack work of people like Herbie Hancock, Gato Barbieri, and John Barry! 17 tracks including "The Projectionist", "Melody", "Evolution", "Work It!", "Odessa", "The Magician", "Drunken Theme" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, includes poster.)

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✨✧ CircleCircle 1 – Live In German Concert ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1971. Sealed ... $34.99
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

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... CD
Verve, 1955. Used Gatefold ... $7.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Al Cohn & Dexter GordonTrue Blue ... LP
Xanadu, 1976. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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 "Lady Bird", "How Deep Is The Ocean", and "True Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sonny CrissSaturday Morning ... LP
Xanadu, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
A beautiful album from the wonderful reedman Sonny Criss – one of the first albums in his brief stretch of return to recording in the late 70s – and quite possibly the best! Criss has a sound that's completely amazing, right from the start – every bit as sharp toned as in his early years on Imperial, and as full of all the imagination as on his sides for Prestige – but with much deeper feeling, too – this sense of pain and life that makes even the simplest notes extremely powerful – blowing us away like few others players could do with such understated brilliance. The whole thing's perfect – maybe even more so than the Prestige recordings – and backing is by Barry Harris on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lenny McBrowne on drums – a really wonderful group! Titles include the amazing "Saturday Morning" – a track that will really make you fall in love with Sonny all over again – plus "Angel Eyes", "Tin Tin Deo", "Jeannie's Knees", "My Heart Stood Still", and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Saturday Morning (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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Sonny CrissSaturday Morning (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu, 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A beautiful album from the wonderful reedman Sonny Criss – one of the first albums in his brief stretch of return to recording in the late 70s – and quite possibly the best! Criss has a sound that's completely amazing, right from the start – every bit as sharp toned as in his early years on Imperial, and as full of all the imagination as on his sides for Prestige – but with much deeper feeling, too – this sense of pain and life that makes even the simplest notes extremely powerful – blowing us away like few others players could do with such understated brilliance. The whole thing's perfect – maybe even more so than the Prestige recordings – and backing is by Barry Harris on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lenny McBrowne on drums – a really wonderful group! Titles include the amazing "Saturday Morning" – a track that will really make you fall in love with Sonny all over again – plus "Angel Eyes", "Tin Tin Deo", "Jeannie's Knees", "My Heart Stood Still", and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along". Also includes the bonus track "Confusion". CD
Also available Saturday Morning ... LP 4.99

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Al Di MeolaElegant Gypsy ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good ... $0.99
A set that features DiMeola moving into some very dynamic territory – jamming out heavy on a mix of electric and acoustic guitars, with additional help from Paco DeLucia on acoustic at points. The instrumentation also features heavy electric piano from Jan Hammer, other keyboards from Barry Miles, bass from Anthony Jackson, and drums from Steve Gadd and Lenny White – all fusion powerhouse players who really take over the groove at times, but still leave enough room on the record for some gentler sounds from Paco and Al. Titles include "Elegant Gypsy Suite", "Flight Over Rio", "Midnight Tango", and "Race With Devil On Spanish Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyVintage Dolphy ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1962/1963. Used ... $8.99
Some of the most striking Eric Dolphy work we've ever heard – a set of live performances from the years 1962 and 1963 that feature Dolphy in a free-thinking mode that surpasses even the modernism of his classic studio sides! The recordings feature Dolphy amidst a variety of players – including a number of unlikely suspects like Barry Galbraith, Eddie Costa, and Jim Hall – and although some of the tracks have a moody and introspective third stream quality (3 of the numbers are written by Gunther Schuller), others are quite open, and almost have an ESP-like intensity. One longer title is a jam session take on Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" – recorded with a lineup that includes Phil Woods, Nick Travis, Benny Golson, Don Ellis, and Lalo Schifrin! Other titles include "Iron Man", "Half Note Triplets", "Densities", and "Night Music". CD

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Eric DolphyVintage Dolphy ... LP
GM Recordings, 1962/1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Some of the most striking Eric Dolphy work we've ever heard – a set of live performances from the years 1962 and 1962 that feature Dolphy in a free-thinking mode that surpasses even the modernism of his classic studio sides! The recordings feature Dolphy amidst a variety of players – including a number of unlikely suspects like Barry Galbraith, Eddie Costa, and Jim Hall – and although some of the tracks have a moody and introspective third stream quality (3 of the numbers are written by Gunther Schuller), others are quite open, and almost have an ESP-like intensity. One longer title is a jam session take on Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" – recorded with a lineup that includes Phil Woods, Nick Travis, Benny Golson, Don Ellis, and Lalo Schifrin! Other titles include "Iron Man", "Half Note Triplets", "Densities", and "Night Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Bob Downes Open MusicBlowin With Bass ... CD
Bob Downes Music (UK), 1975/1978/1981/2005. New Copy ... $9.99
Beautiful sounds from legendary UK reedman Bob Downes – tracks released in a relatively unassuming package, but with a vibe that makes the set one of Bob's most soulful, spiritual records ever! The title's a bit of a gimmick, but it works perfectly here – as Downes blows a variety of reeds in the company of four different bassists, each recorded at a different time – a lineup that includes Barry Guy, Paul Bridge, Andrew Cleyndert, and Marc Meggido – in performances recorded between 1975 and 2005, but presented here with a surprisingly unified feel. Downes sounds tremendous throughout – at that level that we've discovered on some of his self-released records like this, which arguably is even higher than his better-known 70s material – playing flutes, tenor, alto, soprano, and other instruments next to warm, round, open tones from each bassist. Titles include "Occidental Oriental", "Dawn Dreams", "Just A Minute", "Bluesing", "Coasting", "Cocowanna", "Starburst Galaxy", and "Dark Corners". CD
 
 
 



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