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✨✧ Beau WilliamsBodacious ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1984. New Copy ... About October 1, 2016
Bodacious grooves from the great Beau Williams – an under-remembered talent in Capitol's excellent early 80s soul run – a strong male vocalist with a great approach to an 80s groove! The tunes here are often set to stepping beats and keyboard lines with a clear, clean sort of sound – never that too-commercial groove that sometimes held back other male singers at the time – and instead that lean grooving style that made Capitol so great. Titles include an early take on "C'Est La Vie", plus "Dark & Lonely Nights", "Danger Zone", "Don't Say No", "Slave", and "You Do It". CD

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✨✧ Beau WilliamsBodacious ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bodacious grooves from the great Beau Williams – an under-remembered talent in Capitol's great early 80s soul run – a strong male vocalist with a great approach to an 80s groove! The tunes here are often set to stepping beats and keyboard lines with a clear, clean sort of sound – never that too-commercial groove that sometimes held back other male singers at the time – and instead that lean grooving style that made Capitol so great. Titles include an early take on "C'Est La Vie", plus "Dark & Lonely Nights", "Danger Zone", "Don't Say No", "Slave", and "You Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a few creases.)
 
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Kenny BarronInnocence ... CD
Wolf/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
Sweet electric keys from Kenny Barron – one of those few excellent 70s albums that have the pianist hitting some Fender Rhodes! The record has Kenny playing electric on most of the set – in a mode that's as open, and spiritual as his best work for the Muse label – maybe even better, as the tracks have a freer style, and really open up with a beautiful sense of energy! The other players here really make the record special, too – and include Sonny Fortune on alto sax, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Buster Williams on bass, Ben Riley on drums, and Billy Hart on percussion – a lineup that really gives the whole thing a level that's right up there with classics on the Black Jazz or Strata East label. As always with the electric piano, Kenny hits some wonderful notes, colors, and tones that make us wish he used the instrument all the time – on titles that include "Sunshower", "Innocence", "Bacchanal", and "Nothing To Fear". CD

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Tommy Boyce & Bobby HartI Wonder What She's Doing Tonite ... LP
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Brilliant 60s pop from the team of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – best known for their key early songwriting work for The Monkees, but a heck of a great duo on their own! Boyce & Hart have a sparkly, sunshiney sound that's very much a part of The Monkees generation – a beautiful post-folk, post-surf blend of styles, and one that's served up with all the warmth and charm that made The Monkees so great – yet also with some cool twists and turns that make a record like this so great – the kind of chance-taking that A&M sometimes allowed its artists to take at the time! Backings are super-groovy – arranged by Artie Butler and Don McGinis – and titles include "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite", "Teardrop City", "I Wanna Be Free", "The Countess", "Population", and "Two For The Price Of One" – a great cover of a Larry Williams & Johnny Watson soul tune! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer – Mosaic Select (Boob Brokmeyer Quartet/Traditionalism Revisited/Street Swingers/Kansas City Revisited/Stretching Out) ... CD
Blue Note/Mosaic, 1950s. Used 3CD ... $49.99
An incredible collection of work from Bob Brookmeyer – tracing the development of his sound in the 50s through a variety of different settings! The package begins with material from an original 10" LP session in 1954 – featuring Brookmeyer on trombone with backing by the John Williams trio. The set then expands to feature tracks recorded by Brookmeyer, Jim Hall, and Jimmy Giuffre as material that was originally issued on the album Traditionalism Revisited, but which also features tracks from that session that came out on other more obscure sources, including a Playboy jazz album and a Brookmeyer LP on Crown. The set then follows with a beautiful guitar/trombone session that features Jim Hall, Jimy Raney, and Brookmeyer – originally issued as The Street Swingers. Next up is material from a bluesy 1958 set, recorded with vocalist Big Miller, as well as Paul Quinichette, Al Cohn, and Jim Hall – for the album Kansas City Revisited. The set's completed by material from the beautiful UA album Stretching Out – which featured Zoot Sims, Harry Edison, and Al Cohn – and the whole thing's packaged with a great booklet that gives notes on the material. 37 tracks in all – in a limited, numbered set! CD
(Out of print. Limited, numbered edition. Slipcase and jewel cases have cutout notches along the spines.)

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✨✧ John Carter & Bobby BradfordFlight For Four ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $49.99
Spectacular work from one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time – the legendary John Carter/Bobby Bradford Quartet – quite possibly the hippest thing going in the LA scene of the late 60s! The group includes Carter on alto and tenor, Bradford on trumpet – working together in these amazing lines that have both players running off together in a style that's free, but often quite rhythmic – spurred on to move past the new freedoms unlocked by the Ornette Coleman group a few years before! Yet the vibe here is very different than Ornette, too – given the bold, righteous power that comes through in the voices of both players – working here at a level that seems to blow away just about anything else going on in the American avant garde at the time. The group has just two more players to round out its amazing sound – Tom Williamson on bass, and Bruz Freeman (brother of Von and George!) on drums – and all tracks are long and free, yet also fragile and intimate – with an almost painterly sense of beauty and emotion that stands in stark contrast to much of the avant work of the time coming out of the east coast. Titles include "Domino", "Abstractions For Three Lovers", "Woman", and "The Second Set". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Swamp Dogg (Jerry Williams)Little Jerry Williams Anthology ... CD
Essential, 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A great trip through the early years of Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams – a motherlode of early R&B and soul singles that show Williams as a really well-developed artist even before his 70s Swamp Dogg fame! The styles here are a bit more conventional than later years – less rootsy southern soul, and more urbane modes that echo the styles of Jackie Wilson, Ben E King, and other bigger-name male vocal acts of the time – no copycat mode, but a different sound for Swamp than in later years – sung with a beautifully raspy vocal style that's totally great! CD features a whopping 28 tracks in all, plus a huge set of notes penned by Swamp on his early years in music – 18 pages of biographical material that are almost as entertaining as the music itself. Titles include "HTD Blues", "I'm So Mad", "Let's Do The Wobble", "Detroit", "The Push Push", "1965 Kingsize Nicotine Blues", "She's So Divine", "Sock It To Yourself", "Your Man", "Run Run Roadrunner", "I'm In The Danger Zone", "Baby Bunny Sugar Honey", and "If You Ask Me". CD

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Ella FitzgeraldTwelve Nights In Hollywood (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1961/1962. Used 4 CDs ... $49.99
Massive music from Ella Fitzgerald – 4CDs worth of sublime small group recordings – all of them live, and all of them previously unissued! The set follows the same format of the Verve Ella In Hollywood album – recorded in a small club setting, with combo backing that really lets Fitzgerald open up and swing – inflecting the tunes with the kind of warmth and spontaneity that she brought to her famous live performances of the time – which were almost always more compelling than her studio sides, no matter how great those were too! The first 3CDs feature material from two weeks' worth of recording in May of 1961 – with backing from Jim Hall on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and CD four features Ella returning to Hollywood for two more nights in 1962, with trio backing from Paul Smith on piano, Middlebrooks on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. There's a massive 77 tracks in all – handsomely package in a hardcover 7" square book – which also features beautiful color pages inside, lots of notes on the music, and design that's every bit as groovy as the old albums on Verve. Titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "It's De-Lovely", "Lorelei", "I Can't Get Started", "Round Midnight", "Perdido", "Little White Lies", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "Love For Sale", "Exactly Like You", "Mack The Knife", "Teach Me Tonight", "My Kind Of Boy", "It Had To Be You", "Hard Hearted Hannah", "All Of Me", and "Too Darn Hot/Ella's Twist". And, in case you're wondering, there's almost no repetition in the set at all – all discreet, unique tunes – not just the sort of rehash you might get in other concert box sets of this nature! CD
(Out of print.)

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Herbie HancockEmpyrean Isles (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
A lyrical masterpiece from the young Herbie Hancock – and a record that's really special for so many different reasons! First, the songs are really long and open – even more so than some of Hancock's other work – with a quality that's balanced between his soul jazz roots, and some of the freer ideas he was exploring with key counterparts of the time! Next, the group features a quartet with Freddie Hubbard on cornet – an instrument he didn't play that often, but which creates a really special sound here – one that's cool and compressed, but still has a sharp bite, too – especially over the inventive rhythms laid down by Ron Carter on bass and Anthony Williams on drums. All players are capable of going out – and have strong "new thing" cred by this point – but they keep it inside all the way through, but with a balanced sense of darkness that's really beautiful. The album features Hancock's classic (and oft-sampled) version of "Cantaloupe Island" – plus "One Finger Snap", "Olioqui Valley", and "The Egg". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie HancockMwandishi ... CD
Warner (UK), 1971. Used ... $4.99
An excellent session that was one of Herbie Hancock's first free-flowing fusion records of the 70s! Herbie's playing Fender Rhodes with a sound that's at once cosmically beautiful, soulfully fragile, and spacily grooving – and he gets some excellent accompaniment from an all-hip group of players that includes Benny Maupin on bass clarinet and flute, Buster Williams on bass, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, and Julian Priester on trombone – plus percussion from Jose Areas and Ndugu Chancler. The roots of later classics like Sextet and Flood all start with this session – and the album contains 3 long tracks – "You'll Know When You Get There", "Ostinato", and "Wandering Sprit Song". CD
Also available Mwandishi (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Herbie HancockMwandishi (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1971. Used ... $9.99
An excellent session that was one of Herbie Hancock's first free-flowing fusion records of the 70s! Herbie's playing Fender Rhodes with a sound that's at once cosmically beautiful, soulfully fragile, and spacily grooving – and he gets some excellent accompaniment from an all-hip group of players that includes Benny Maupin on bass clarinet and flute, Buster Williams on bass, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, and Julian Priester on trombone – plus percussion from Jose Areas and Ndugu Chancler. The roots of later classics like Sextet and Flood all start with this session – and the album contains 3 long tracks – "You'll Know When You Get There", "Ostinato", and "Wandering Sprit Song". CD
Also available Mwandishi ... CD 4.99

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Peter KuhnNo Coming No Going – The Music Of Peter Kuhn 1978/1979 (Livin Right/Peter Kuhn & Denis Charles) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
Two 70s albums from overlooked reedman Peter Kuhn – back to back here in a single sweet set! First up is Livin Right – a set that was originally broadcast live on New York radio in 1978, and which really captures the openly creative spirit of the loft jazz generation – as Peter Kuhn plays b-flat and bass clarinet alongside a wonderful group that features two trumpeters – Arthur Williams and Toshinori Kondo, each coming out of a different speaker – plus the great William Parker on bass and Denis Charles on drums! The bass and drums really set the tone here – as they rumble and bristle beautifully, almost like they're setting these little fires – which are then fanned brightly by the clarinet and trumpets – on titles that include "Chi", "Red Tape", and "Manteca Long Gone Axistential". The second CD features a live performance from 1979 – with very freewheeling work by Peter Kuhn on b-flat and bass clarinet, plus some tenor too – really opening up alongside some excellent drums from Dennis Charles. Charles' contributions are great – and very thoughtful – and all tracks are long, with titles that include "Headed Home", "Drum Dharma", "Stigmata", and "Axistential". CD

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Jackie McLean & The Great Jazz TrioNew Wine In Old Bottles ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A very apt title – as Jackie McLean sits in for a soulful session with the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Jones, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all "old bottles" at this point in their career, but working together beautifully to brew some very mellow "new wine"! The album's easily one of the best in the trio's run of the time – as Jackie's alto sax really helps flesh things out a bit more than usual – and moves the album past the trio sound of their other records. McLean gets plenty of space to do his thing on the longer tracks – and the piano of Jones, bass of Carter, and drums of Williams have a solid, soulful approach that's really wonderful. Titles include 2 McLean originals titled "Appointment In Ghana Again" and "Little Melonae Again", both remakes of older tunes – plus "Confirmation", "Bein Green", and "Round Midnight". CD

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Charles McPhersonBeautiful! (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu, 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Incredible work from Charles McPherson – his first for Xanadu in the mid 70s – wherein his amazing quartet breathes fresh, bop-inspired urgency and a deft sense of soul into some older standards – maybe even as strongly as on his best work for Prestige in the 60s! It's truly timeless – holding true to the classic songcraft of the compositions, but leaving plenty of room to riff and improvise in ways that add both subtle shades and energetic flourishes. The group includes Duke Jordan on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Leroy Williams on drums – all on their game. Beautiful indeed! Songs include "It Could Happen to You," "Lover," "This Can't Be Love", "They Say its Wonderful", "Body And Soul","But Beautiful". CD includes a bonus track, and it's a great one – a tremendous 9 minute take on "All God's Children Got Rhythm". CD

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonMcPherson's Mood ... CD
Prestige, 1970. Used ... $11.99
A really beautiful batch of tracks from Charles McPherson – with a late 60s approach to soul jazz that reminds us of some of the work by Sonny Criss on Prestige, or of some of Cedar Walton's sessions from the same time. McPherson's moved way past his earlier bop roots here – stretching things with a hip group that includes Buster Williams, Roy Brooks, and Barry Harris – crafting tunes that point the way at soul jazz in the 70s, with a more complicated and sophisticated approach to rhythm, but still a firm commitment to swing! Titles include "Explorations", "Mish Mash Bash", "Opalescence", and "My Cherie Amour". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryRecorded Live At Jorgies Jazz Club (with bonus tracks) ... CD
VGM/Soulard, 1961/1963. Used ... $8.99
An excellent addition to any collection of Wes Montgomery's work – a rare album of live material from his early years, recorded in a style that really enriches an understanding of his work! 4 tracks with Billy Hart and brothers Buddy and Monk Montgomery – grooving with Wes in that soulful easy mode that the latter two used often in their Mastersounds group. The set's well recorded – and Wes has a fat tone that really points the way towards his later work. Includes lengthy takes on "All Of You" and "Back To Bach To Bock", plus "Heartstrings" and "Summertime". This CD edition has four bonus tracks recorded in 1963 with Billy Taylor and Grady Tate. Titles are "There Will Never Be Another You", "More I See You", "Beautiful Thing" and "More Than Likely", the two later cuts have Joe Williams on vocals. CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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Muntu (Jemeel Moondoc)Muntu Recordings (First Feeding/Eveing Of The Blue Men/Live At Ali's Alley) (3CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $44.99
Seminal recordings from Jemeel Moondoc's important Muntu ensemble – a group who worked with amazing energy in the avant scene of the late 70s – easily offering up some of the greatest performances from the members involved! There's a mixture of structure and freedom to these tracks that's mighty nice – a bold conception of message headed by Moondoc, but executed with these open solos that really show the full talents of every musician. The lineup shifts a bit over the space of the recordings here – the First Feeding album features Moondoc on alto, Arthur Williams on trumpet, Mark Hennen on piano, William Parker on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums; Evening Of The Blue Men has trumpeter Roy Campbell joining Moondoc, Parker, and Bakr; and the previously-unreleased Live At Ali's Alley is an extended trio performance from Moondoc, Parker, and Bakr – one long track that really opens up! Equally amazing is the package – 3CDs in an oversized case, packaged with a beautiful book that's over 100 pages – with notes on the group, sessionography, vintage photos, poster reproductions, and more. CD
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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Lennie NiehausLennie Niehaus Vol 2 – The Octet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Very Good ... $33.99
Pretty incredible work from Lennie Niehaus – one of his seminal albums for Contemporary – nearly all of which were as poorly titled as this one, but equally worth checking out! This side has Lennie grooving on alto – blowing in a tighter, harder style than most west coasters – more in the realm of Herb Geller or Art Pepper than some of his other contemporaries on the instrument – really shining in a larger group that includes Jack Montrose, Lou Levy, Stu Williamson, Bob Enevoldsen and Shelley Manne. Arrangements are beautiful, and there's a lot more soul on the set than you might first expect! Titles include "How About You", "Figure 8", "Patti Cake", "The Way You Look Tonight", 'Have You Met Miss Jones?", "Night Life", "The Night We Called It A Day" and "Seaside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean – and cover is nice!)

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Jimmy RaneyLive In Tokyo (with bonus track) ... CD
Xanadu, 1976. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A hell of a great jazz guitarist – working here in a really wonderful setting – a live date that both lets Jimmy Raney hit some beautifully intimate moments out front, but also lets him swing a bit too – thanks to help from Sam Jones on bass and Leroy Williams on drums! Raney still has that raspy tone that we first fell in love with on his 50s records – a clarity on the strings that easily made him one of the most important jazz guitarists of the time – but he's also got a more mature sense of chromes, which creates this beautiful dance of tones as his fingers move along the strings of the guitar – always clear in his vision, but still working with a sense of surprise that always keeps things interesting. Titles include "How About You", "Darn That Dream", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Stella By Starlight", "Watch What Happens", and "Anthropology". CD features the bonus track "Just Friends". CD

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Slam StewartDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Fish Scales ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
Slam Stewart may well be one of the coolest bassists in jazz – one of the first players to really get the instrument to have as much melodic force as it did in rhythm – a quality that he really emphasizes here by singing along with his basslines! Slam's sung before on record, but never so much in the spotlight as on this one – a set that has his scatting vocals really in the foreground – moving beautifully along with his bass – sometimes breaking off a bit, but always with a groove – as he sings wordlessly in a small combo with Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Jimmy Shirley on guitar, and Jackie Williams on drums! The style is wonderful – very unique, and with a timeless sense of cool – and titles include "Sleep", "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else", "Fish Scales", "At Sundown", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "I Want To Be Happy". CD features three bonus alternate takes, too! CD

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✨✧ Duane TatroJazz For Moderns ... LP
Contemporary, 1955. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Starkly modernist work from the overlooked Duane Tatro – a wonderful writer with an incredibly fresh voice! Tatro flourished in the LA scene of the 50s, doing work for Stan Kenton and Red Norvo at the time – but oddly, this album is one of the few documents of his work! Tatro's leading a larger group that features well-matched modernists that include Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Gordon, Stu Williamson, Bob Enevoldsen, Lennie Niehaus, Bill Holman, and Shelly Manne – coming together in arrangements that are complex, yet still very nicely swinging – crackling with an electric edge that sets the whole album on fire! The music has the kind of beautiful surprising sparkling modernism that you'd find in the best work of Tatro contemporaries like Jimmy Giuffre or Gil Melle – and titles include "Backlash", "Outpost", "Easy Terms", "Dollar Day", "Low Clearance", and "Turbulence". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing, with deep groove & Demonstration stamps. Cover has Demonstration stamps, splitting on the spine, and a glue spot on front.)

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✨✧ Tribe Called QuestPeople's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rhythm – 25th Anniversary Edition (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive, 1989. New Copy ... $11.99
One of THE landmark hip hop albums – and the full length debut of great Tribe Called Quest! We hardly need to tell you about this classic – but it will always bear repeating. De La Soul might have kicked the door open on leftfield, anything goes artistry about a year or so earlier, but their friends and fellow Native Tongues Tribe's debut was a crucial reminder that the east coast was spinning out of one of the greatest creative growth spurts in hip hop history at the time. Pure excellence. Tracks include "Luck Of Lucien", "Footprints", "I Left My Wallet In El Segundo", "Bonita Applebaum", "Can I Kick It?", "Rhythm (Devoted To The Art Of Moving Butts)", "Mr Muhammad", "Description Of A Fool" andmore seminal, jazzy middle school tracks! 25th anniversary edition – remastered, with bonus tracks "Footprints (rmx with Ceelo Green)", "Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams rmx)", and "Can I Kick It (J Cole rmx)". New 2015 remaster – beautiful sound! CD
 
 
 



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