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✨✧ Barry AltschulAnother Time/Another Place ... LP
Muse, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the few sides led by drummer Altschul, during a period when he was associated with some of the heavier players in the European and American avant scenes! On his preceding Muse LP, Altschul had been joined by some of his cohorts in Circle – but here only bassist Dave Holland remains, working in a larger group filled out by like-minded progressive players who include Anthony Davis on piano, Arthur Blythe on alto, and Abdul Wadud on cello – as well younger side men like Peter Warren on cello and Ray Anderson on trombone. Side one relies heavily on Davis' input, with the lengthy "Crepescule: Suite For Monk" and "Chael" – while side two features Altchul's solo "Traps", the smaller setting of the title track "Another Time/Another Place", and the bass/cello Holland number "Pentacle". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barry Altschul/Paul Bley/Gary PeacockVirtuosi ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1967. Very Good+ ... $12.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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John BarryWrong Box ... LP
Mainstream, 1966. Sealed ... $24.99
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
(Shrinwrap has a fairly large hole in front.)

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✨✧ John Barry/Shirley BasseyGoldfinger ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Very Good ... $5.99
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
(Cover has one small sticker in a back corner.)

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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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Demo Cates/BarryYour Magic (Rap)/Magic ... 12-inch
Scorpio (Canada), 1980. Very Good ... $7.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Barry ClevelandVoluntary Dreaming ... CD
Scarlett, 1990. Used ... $5.99
(Out of print.)

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Barry DrakeHappylanding ... LP
Capitol, 1971. Very Good- ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Barry GuyFive Fizzles For Samuel Beckett (10 inch LP) ... LP
No Business (Lithuania), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
Sublime solo bass from Barry Guy – one of the first musicians to really set the instrument free in improvised music, and still one of the best! The album presents a live performance done in a church in Vilnius in 2009 – and has Guy's incredible sounds echoing out wonderfully throughout – a range of sounds that are very well-captured by the recording quality – from close, careful moments on the surface of the strings – to boldly resonant passages that have a real sense of majesty! LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful limited edition 10" LP pressing too!)

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Barry HarrisBarry Harris At The Jazz Workshop ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $7.99
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
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Barry Harris At The Jazz Workshop (Japanese pressing) ... CD 19.99

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Barry HarrisBarry Harris At The Jazz Workshop (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1960. Used ... $19.99
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 features 3 bonus tracks! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Barry Harris At The Jazz Workshop ... CD 7.99

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Barry HarrisChasin The Bird ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good- ... $38.99
One of Barry Harris' rarest albums – an early trio date with Bob Cranshaw on bass and Clifford Jarvis on drums! Includes the original compositions "Around The Corner", "Stay Right With It", and "Bish Bash Bosh". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with black text and microphone logo. Vinyl has surface marks, but plays pretty well overall. Cover has some light wear, and a few small bits of tape in two corners.)

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Barry Harris TrioFirst Time Ever ... CD
Evidence, 1996. Used ... $5.99
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Hoddinott/Searle/Banks/MawMusic For Horn & Orchestra – Concerto Op 65/Aubade Op 28/Horn Concerto/Sonata – Barry Tuckwell/Norman Del Mar/Andrew Davis ... CD
Lyrita (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $3.99

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Barry MannFeelings/Let Me Stay With You ... 7-inch
Scepter, 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have small stickers.)

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Barry McGuireEve of Destruction ... LP
RCA, Mid 60s. Good+ ... $4.99
The LP that followed up Barry's classic pop folk track "Eve Of Destruction". The track still sends a shiver up our spines – probably more because we've seen it used in a million documentaries, than because of any actual power in the song. Still, it's a darn groovy track, and the LP has a number of other nice ones written by P.F. Sloan, including "Mr. Man On The Street (act 1)", "What's Exactly the Matter With Me", and "The Sins Of A Family". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono US pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Barry McGuire & The DoctorBarry McGuire & The Doctor ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonAt The Vortex ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1996. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A trio of well-matched players – really stretching out on some long improvised passages! The album's a live one – a concert performance at London's Vortex – and features two very long sets that really demonstrate the mature improvising talents of the trio – boldly blown tenor and soprano sax from Evan Parker, incredibly complicated work on bass from Barry Guy, and electrifying percussion from Paul Lytton! There's definitely an FMP vibe to the playing, yet the overall feel is looser and more London, too – if we can say that – and together, the tracks offer up nearly 80 minutes of music in all. CD

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Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonRedwood Session ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 1995. Used ... $14.99
(Out of print.)

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Barry RombergBarry Romberg's Random Access – Crab People ... CD
Romhog (Canada), 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
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✨✧ Ray BarrettoGracias ... LP
Fania, 1979. Near Mint- ... $22.99
Good salsa session from the 70's, with the long jammer "Indestructible" (eleven minutes long!), plus "Hipocresia Y Falsedad", "Alma Con Alma", and "Ay No". Lots of nice grooves, and a very tight band that includes a firey twin-sax frontline, plus some nice guitar work by Barry Finerty. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sunrise label pressing.)

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Big Daddy KaneTaste Of Chocolate ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1990. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", and duets like "Big Daddy Vs Dolemite" with Rudy Ray Moore, and "All Of Me" with Barry White. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bixio-Frizzi-TemperaLa Preda (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Cinevox/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
A sweet sexy soundtrack from composers Vince Tempera and Franco Bixio – put together with nice warm orchestrations from Fabio Frizzi! The scene is the mid 70s, and the trio have definitely been listening to a lot of Barry White – particularly White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, whose sound they do a great job of matching on the record – using swirling strings, slow funk rhythm, and their own cool keyboards – which brings in some nice moogy touches to the whole thing – and makes for a really unique album overall! The soundtrack ranks with the best of the best sexy Italian scores from the 70s – and titles include "La Preda", "Daniel's Tune", "Presenza Angosciante", "Ipotesi Di Orizzonte", "Violenza", and "Tranquilla Incoscienza". 15 in all – include a bonus alternate take of the title theme. CD

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Paul BleyCopenhagen & Haarlem ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1965/1966. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A late 70s issue of two mid 60s live recordings of Bley's trio recorded in concert in Europe, with either Kent Carter or Mark Levenson on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums. Bley's playing in a mode that reflects ther influence of a number of the more progressive players of the same era, with a free flowing multi-linear improvisational approach, that still maintains a strong emphasis on melody and never gets too frenetic. Witha number of great Annette Peacock compositions, including "Cartoon", "Touching", "Start", "Closer", "Pablo" and lengthy takes on "Blood" and "Mister Joy". Features a rare photo of Bley without a pipe in his mouth inside the gatefold too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonNews From The 70s ... CD
New Tone, Early/Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
Live material from the 70s – featuring Braxton in a number of group settings, with players like Barry Altschul, Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, and George Lewis. Titles include "Four Winds", "Composition 8C", "Composition 2", and "Composition 23E". CD
(Out of print.)

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Al CohnAl Cohn's America ... LP
Xanadu, 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A nicely laidback quartet session from Cohn – one that features the tenorman leading a quartet that includes Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums. There's nothing fancy here, but Cohn's tone is straight and true – and the band holds it down well on tracks that include "Night & Day", "Skylark", "Bright", "Comin In Home", and "Woody N You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease on one corner.)

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Bill CosbyBill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days – Rat Own, Rat Own, Rat Own ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A bit silly at times, but still pretty great! Bill Cosby teams up with old LA cronie Stu Gardner to do a set of tracks that are parodies of other big soul artists of the early 70s – and thanks to Stu's good work with the music, most of the tracks work a lot better than you'd expect! The record leads off with some sly slinky Barry White parodies – including "Yes, Yes, Yes" and "Shift Down"; then goes into a great James Brown funk number, "I Luv Myself Better Than I Luv Myself". It's hard to figure out where some of the other tracks are going – but the album also features a great spacey jazz number with lots of keyboards, "You're Driving Me Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Bob CreweComplete Elektra Recordings (Street Talk/Motivation/bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Real Gone, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 26.98
The complete mid 70s comeback years from the great Bob Crewe – the 60s pop powerhouse who found a whole new style in the disco generation! Street Talk has Bob Crewe stretching out in an album-length concept setting – one that draws heavily on the best disco styles of the time, and which tells the tale of a young boy from the Midwest, making the scene on the west coast during the post-Stonewall years. The sound is surprisingly great – not the cheesy throwaway pop disco you'd expect for such a set – and instead this really well-crafted larger orchestral approach to grooving, drawn hevily from Crewe's contemporaneous forays into soul with Kenny Nolan. Bob sings some of the lead vocals himself, and the album also features lyrics from Richard Mirayes, Jon Joyce, and Lu Ann Simms – on titles that include "Cherry Boy", "Back Alley Boogie", "Menage A Trois", "Ah Men", and "Time For You & Me". Next up is the album Motivation. Bob Crewe is a long way from his 60s Four Seasons and Barbarella territory here – but still has all of his best strengths of arranging very firmly in hand! The album is one of Crew's mid 70s disco reinventions – and has the maestro working in a surprisingly strong soul mode, with help from a large choir called the Voices Of Inspiration – who work alongside the lead vocals from John Arrias, singing in a flanged-out style that reminds us of Nick DeCaro's 70s vocal work, but more towards a soul style. Production is by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett – and some of the album was recorded in Muscle Shoals, with a deeper vibe than you might expect. Titles include "Motivation", "Lady Love Song", "Give It Hell", "In Another Life", and "Merci Beaucoup". 2CD set features 9 more bonus tracks – different single and promo versions of tracks on the albums! CD

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Jorge DaltoRendez-Vous ... CD
East World/Universal (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
Warm and mellow keyboards from the great Jorge Dalto – an obscure Japanese set from the early 80s, but one that has all the spacious grooves of his US classic from the 70s! Jorge plays a range of acoustic and electric keys here – mostly in a small group setting that features guitar from Barry Finnerty or George Benson – both of whom play with the warm touches that are just right for Dalto's keys. There's a bit of horns on the set – Art Webb on flute on one track, Tom Browne's trumpet on another, and the alto of David Sanborn on two more – and the great Nicky Marrero contributes some Latin percussion to some of the album's best numbers too. Titles include "You're Like An Angel", "It's Magic", "Like A Whisper", "Hotel Du Globe", "My Latin Brother", "Mountain Song", and "Poinciana". CD

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Francesco De MasiSinfonia Per Due Spie ... CD
CAM/Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet symphony for two spies – done up in all the best jazzy crime styles of the 60s! The movie's a James Bond spoof, but the music is almost more sounds from a few years before – less John Barry orchestrations than smaller combo jazz with lots of lively touches – and instrumentation that includes Hammond, electric guitar, and some mighty nice horns! Franceso De Masi's almost in a Henry Mancini mode on the best moments – and we mean that in a good way, as the music carries some echoes of Hank's famous sounds for Mr Lucky or Peter Gunn – but with a more updated 60s approach. Titles include "Krimm Flight", "From Venice To San Francisco", "Rodeo", "Return To Frisco", "Blue Dream", and "Mexico Bossa Nova" – and CD features 7 bonus tracks too! CD

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Al Di MeolaElegant Gypsy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1977. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Bob Downes Open MusicFive Trios ... CD
Bob Downes Music/Openian (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $6.99
Amazing work from British reedman Bob Downes – a host of previously-unissued 70s recordings, all of them trio numbers with a wonderfully stripped-down feel! Downes is possibly best known for his larger group experiments of the Open Music years – but here, he comes across as much more of a cutting-edge jazzman – blowing a variety of reeds, including flute, tenor, alto, and soprano saxes (sometimes simultaneously!) – with only just bass and drums to back him up! Yet as with most of Bob's other recordings from the time, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm to these cuts – never too free, and always with an inherent groove that hangs somewhere between the modal and the harmelodic. The drummer on all cuts is Denis Smith, and bassists include Barry Guy, Jeff Clyne, and Marc Meggido – on tracks that include "Bamboo Blaze", "Spooks", "Living It Up In Rio", "Desert Waltz", "Circus", "Moonstruck", and "Ghosts In Space". CD

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Don ElliottMellophone ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $9.99
They're not lying with the title of this great little set – as Don Elliott blows his unique horn with a very mellow tone! The instrument is kind of a bigger version of a flugelhorn – and is used by Don in a laidback combo that also features trombone from Billy Byers, trumpet from Howie Reich, and baritone sax from Danny Bank – all deep sounds that set up a bank of color for Elliott to work with in his most vivid way. Other players include Hal McKusick on alto and flute – but working without as much of the sharper, cutting tones of other 50s albums – and rhythm is from Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Mel Zelnick on drums. Titles include "Sposin", "The Lamp Is Low", "Mellophone Mambo", "Summer Setting", and "With The Wind & The Rain In Your Hair". CD

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Jerry GoldsmithOur Man Flint/In Like Flint ... CD
MGM/Intrada, 1966/1967. New Copy ... $19.99
A pair of spy spoof gems – back to back on a single CD! First up is Our Man Flint, which features excellent soundtrack work by Jerry Goldsmith – possibly his greatest ever! Jerry's usually a bit staid with some of his scores – but working here on the soundtrack to this James Coburn spy spoof film, he's truly fantastic! The approach mixes strings and bossa-inflected grooves with some spookier instrumental touches – either on electric guitar, sax, or a "tortured" Thomas organ and a Solovox – and the overall feel of the album is on a par with the best work of the sort by Lalo Schifrin or Hugo Montenegro! Titles include "Doing As The Romans Did", "All I Have To Do Is Take A Bite of Your Apple?", "Tell Me More About That Volcano", and "Our Man Flint". In Like Flint continues Jerry Goldsmith's great run of grooves for the Flint spy spoof films of the 60s – working in a style that's a lot more complex than Lalo Schifrin or John Barry, but still every bit as groovy! Goldsmith's got this excellent style of swirling together strings, instrumental solos, and lots of cool offbeat elements – all with a sound that's often jazzy, but pretty unusual too – maybe in the best territory of Piero Piccioni over on the Italian scene! Arrangements are by Marty Paich and Warren Barker – who bring their most playful modes to the album – and titles include the vocal numbers "Where The Bad Guys Are Gals" and "Your Zowie Face", plus "Ahh Yer Father's Bob-Lip", "Mince & Cook Until Tender", and "Lost In Space". CD

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Kenyon HopkinsHustler (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Kapp/Doxy, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A killer soundtrack from Kenyon Hopkins – a composer we can almost always trust to turn around a killer jazz score! The work is mostly in a jazz ensemble mode – and moves between swinging segments, and sadder ones – those beautifully blue passages that Hopkins did so well in the early 60s – full of emotion, but in a really subtle, mature sort of way that also marked a shift in American cinema too – quite a change from the overblown emotion of a decade before, both in the music and on screen. Players include Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Bodner on reeds, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Hank Jones on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar – and titles include "Derby Time", "Dining Out", "Fast Buck", "Small Time Charlie", "The Loser", and "Minnesota Fats". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie JeffersonThere I Go Again ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A really great overview of the career of Eddie Jefferson – one that begins with his first few vocal singles of the 50s, and follows him through album work for Riverside and Prestige in the 60s! Jefferson's contribution to jazz is tremendous – as he was one of the first to set lyrics to solos by famous players of the time, giving them deeper meaning with his own new lyrics and his warmly raspy vocal presentation of the material. Here, he's working with a top-shelf array of jazz players who really appreciate his work – including Seldon Powell, Clark Terry, Charles McPherson, Barry Harris, Johnny Griffin, and James Moody – the last of whom was a longtime friend and collaborator of Jefferson. Titles include "Soft & Furry", "Old Shoes", "Baby Girl", "Come Along With Me", "There I Go There I Go Again", "Filthy McNasty", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Now's The Time", "Things Are Getting Better", and "Disappointed". Great notes and session information too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Gene KrupaGene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... $13.99
Gene Krupa and Gerry Mulligan – hardly a pairing that we would have thought of – but one that works surprisingly well here, and which showcases Mulligan's increasing fascination for larger group settings! The album features Gene on drums with a set of players that include Kai Winding, Urbie Green, Phil Woods, Hank Jones, and Barry Galbraith – but the real star of the set is Gerry, who's not playing here, but conducting the larger group of jazz players through charts that are all his own, and which display the same love of fluid ensemble horn parts that he used in his own smaller combo work. There's a lot more brass in the mix than you'd usually get from Gerry – which gives the album a bit more of a Krupa kick – and Gene also gets some nice space to show himself on drums. Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Margie", "Bird House", "The Way Of All Flesh", "Disk Jockey Jump", "Birds Of A Feather", and "Mulligan Stew". CD
(Out of print. Includes original US obi.)

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Steve Kuhn & Toshiko AkioshiTogether (aka Country & Western Sound Of Jazz Pianos) ... LP
Dauntless/Chiaroscuro, 1963. Sealed ... $9.99
One of the weird and wonderful sessions cut in the brief years of the Dauntless label – a set that's built around country and western tunes, but handled by the twin modern piano talents of Steve Kuhn and Toshiko Akioshi! The approach is very strange, and very magical – as the piano (and sometimes harpsichord) dance around modally, working with bass from David Izenzon, guitar by Barry Galbraith, and drums from the great Pete LaRoca. The session's got a heck of a lot more to offer than you might think – and has a really magical sound on titles that include "Trouble In Mind", "Nobody's Darling But Mine", "Foggy Foggy Dew", "Down In The Valley", "Beautiful Brown Eyes", and "Along The Navajo Trail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bobby LanceFirst Peace/Rollin Man ... CD
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $15.99
A pair of overlooked gems from Atlantic Records artist Bobby Lance – back to back on a single CD! First up is First Peace, the debut album from Bobby Lance – one of the great southern-styled rockers of the 70s – and like most of the best, an artist with a heck of a lot of soul in his sound! The album was recorded at Muscle Shoals, with a very soul-based pedigree that also includes work from King Curtis on tenor, Eddie Hinton on guitar, Barry Beckett on keyboards, Roger Hawkins on drums, and even The Sweet Inspirations on vocals – all elements that give the music a similar shape to some of the best Atlantic Records soul albums of the time, while Bobby delivers some heartfelt, blue-eyed vocals. Titles are all originals – and include "Somebody Tell Me", "More Than Enough Rain", "I May Not Have Enough Time", "One Turn You're In One Turn You're Out", and "Shake Down Blues". Rollin Man is a record that has Bobby Lance looking a lot more long-haired than before – a set that was recorded up in the Atlantic Records studios up north, but with a sound that still has plenty of the same southern elements of Lance's debut – including some burning organ lines that really work great with the deeper, more sophisticated style of Bobby's music. There's less easy soul elements here, and instead this really compelling fusion of redneck rock and more sophisticated singer-songwriter modes – with Bobby even more fully-voiced and confident than ever – on titles that include "Hot Wood & Coal", "She Made Me A Man", "John The Rollin Man", "He Played The Reals", "Tribute To A Woman", and "Something Unfinished". CD

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Yusef LateefEastern Sounds ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 17.98
The title says it all – as Yusef Lateef works here in that wonderful mixture of hardbop, soul jazz, and Eastern stylings that he brought to all of his best early sessions as a leader! Lateef himself is playing tenor, flute, and oboe – which he uses to craft these eerie snakecharmer lines that work perfectly with the modal grooves of the tracks – very unusual rhythms for the time, and a real precursor to some of the world jazz experiments to come from overseas. The rest of the group features pianist Barry Harris, drummer Lex Humphries, and bassist Ernie Farrow, who also plays a strange instrument called a rabat – which further adds to the charm of the record. Titles include "Plum Blossom", "Purple Flower", "Three Faces Of Balal", and "Chinq Miau". LP, Vinyl record album

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