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New Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Buddy Collette ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1955. Very Good ... $9.99
An archetypal record from the west coast scene of the 50s – a sublime batch of lightly grooving numbers from Chico Hamilton's famous early Quintet! The power here really comes from a triad of three players – reedman Buddy Collette, mentioned in the title and playing flute, alto, tenor, and clarinet; guitarist Jim Hall, whose spacious use of his instrument set new standards with this record; and cellist Fred Katz, often an unsung hero whose gentle sound shapes really helped bring a sense of tone and color to the group. Also featured is bassist Carson Smith, giving the same great sensitive accompaniment here he did in Gerry Mulligan's early quartet – and Chico himself is on drums, of course, but often playing with unusual timings and touches that really make for a lot more than conventional rhythm! Titles include "Blue Sands", "The Sage", "A Nice Day", "Buddy Boo", and "Spectacular" – as well as "Free Form", which is totally improvised – although in a way that's very different from any 60's track that would have the same sort of name! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting.)

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Chico HamiltonSpectacular (aka Chico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Buddy Collette) ... LP
World Pacific, 1955/Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A 60s repackaging of classic early stuff by Chico Hamilton, featuring a set of the kind of west coast chamber jazz arrangements that made him a huge hit with the crowds in LA. The group features Buddy Collette, Jim Hall, and Fred Katz – and titles include "The Sage", "A Nice Day", "Buddy Boo", and "Spectacular". Also includes "Free Form", which is totally improvised – although in a way that's very different from any 60's track that would have the same sort of name! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Buddy ColletteJazz Heat Bongo Beat ... LP
Crown, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A little bit Latin, a little bit jazz, a little bit loungey – and a lotta bit groovy! LA flute jazzer Buddy Collette leads the session, and it's got a nice groove that mixes the piano of Eddie Cano with guitar by Tommy Tedesco and a blend of jazz drumming and Latin percussion. The record was originally issued in kind of a dodgy format, and we rarely find a copy nice enough to collect. Titles include "Bongosville", "Rapture", "Goza Nena", "Tenura", "Jazz Heat Bongo Beat", and "Azul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has wear and splitting.)

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New Herbie Mann & Buddy ColletteFlute Fraternity ... LP
Mode, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent little album from the team of Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette – one that has both players using a wide range of reed instruments, and not just flute! Herbie and Buddy are wonderfully paired here – in a way that expands past the usual flute jazz mode by adding in bits of tenor sax, alto, and clarinet – as well as a range of different flutes too – not in a mode that's gimmicky, but which complements the lighter sound of the flute with some heavier notes on tenor at just the right moment – in a style that reminds us of some of Jerome Richardson's best records of the time. Rhythm is by the trio of Mel Lewis on drums, Buddy Clark on bass, and Jimmy Rowles on both piano and a bit of celeste – and tracks are long, with a freshly spontaneous feel that's really great! Titles include "Morning After", "Here's Pete", "Theme From Theme From", "Give A Little Whistle", "Herbie's Buddy", and "Pop Melody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Mode pressing! Cover has some wear, staining along the spine, some seam splitting, tape on the top and bottom seams, and some aging and marker on the back.)
 
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Ernie AndrewsErnie Andrews Sings From The Heart ... LP
Discovery, 1981. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Later work from Ernie Andrews – a singer we mostly know from his early 60s albums on Dot and Capitol – standout west coast jazz sets that marked Ernie as one of the real up-and-comers on that scene. The format here is a bit mellower than those records, but still pretty darn great – and overall, Ernie's singing with a bit more jazz inflection in his voice – really working the notes, especially on the mellower numbers – and getting some gentle backings from a group that includes Red Holloway, Buddy Collette, Harry Edison, and Kenny Burrell. Titles include "Again", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Please Let Me Forget", "There's Nothing Better To Do", and a version of Sam Dees' "One In A Million". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small crinkle on one corner.)

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Jerry FieldingJerry Fielding Plays A Dance Concert (10 inch LP) ... LP
Trend, 1953/1954. Very Good- ... $24.99
Great early jazz work from Jerry Fielding – an artist who's probably much better known for his soundtracks of the 60s and 70s, but who sounds equally great here in a big band setting of the 50s! Fielding's style is heavy on modes blossoming in the LA scene of the time – modern, swinging, tight ensemble playing, but often with standout soloists like Conrad Gozzo, Buddy Collette, and Gerald Wiggins. The style isn't so much "dance" as it is swinging big band work – and titles include "Young Man's Fancy", "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", "Song Of The Bayou", "Carefree", and "Cheerful Little Earful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a bit of seam splitting.)

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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet (Pacific Jazz 1225) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good ... $18.99
A classic from the west coast scene of the 50s – and not to be confused with other similar-titled Chico Hamilton albums at the time! This one sports an abstract painting on the cover, and was recorded in 1956 at the Forum Theater in Los Angeles – not live, but using the space as a very open-sounding studio – with really amazing results! The lineup features Hamilton on drums, Paul Horn on alto and tenor sax and clarinet, John Pisano on guitar, Fred Katz on cello and Carson Smith on bass – kind of a second-generation of Hamilton's group, with Horn taking over wonderfully from Buddy Collette, and playing with even more sensitivity than before. The work's very much in Hamilton's best sprightly chamber jazz mode – with some great originals that include "Chanel #5", "Beanstalk", "Mr. Jo Jones", and "Reflections" – plus Hamilton-ized versions of "Satin Doll", "Caravan", "Soft Winds", "Siete-Cuatro", "I Know", and "Lillian". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing, with a deep groove. Cover has light wear, some light stains, two stickers, some seam splitting, and tape on the top seam.)

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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet In Hi Fi ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good ... $7.99
One of Chico's earliest albums for Pacific Jazz – a set of tightly arranged tracks with a cool chamber feel to them – featuring a lineup that includes Buddy Collette on reeds, Fred Katz on cello, Jim Hall on guitar, and Carson Smith on bass. Collette, Katz, and Hall are at the height of their powers here – a bit restricted, perhaps, but in the way that Hamilton was using to craft some of the more creative sounds of the 50s LA jazz scene – perfectly shaped and formed throughout! Just about every band member contributed a song and an arrangement to the album – and titles include "The Ghost", "Chrissie", "Jonalah", "Sleepy Slept Here", "Drums West", "The Squimp", and "Sleep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Side 2 has marks that click a bit on tracks three and four. Cover has some wear, some small stains, a small peeled mark from sticker removal, seam splitting, and masking tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Jazz PickersJazz Pickers – For Moderns Only ... LP
EmArcy, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
The "pickers" in the group's name refers to the way they play – tight and plucked, in the manner of some of the work of the Chico Hamilton quintet of the late 50s. No surprise, the group features Chico's reedman Buddy Collette on flute, and cellist Harry Babasin on cello (natch!) – as well as drums and vibes by Bob Harrington, additional drums by Bill Douglas, and guitar by Don Overberg. The sound is very Hamilton-esque overall – which is a-ok with us – and titles include "Bebe", "Influtration", "When You Love Someone", "RH Factor", "Easy Pickins", "Rap Scallion", and "Monti Cello". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with drummer logo and deep groove. Cover is in beautiful shape.)

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Barney KesselMusic To Listen To Barney Kessel By – Barney Kessel Vol 4 ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good ... $11.99
A classic Kessel album for Contemporary – one that features Barney's guitar in a set of slightly larger backings, all arranged by Barney himself! The approach is a bit different from some of Kessel's more stripped-down albums of the time – as Barney works with instrumentation that includes a fair bit of flute and clarinet work by players who include Buddy Collette, Jules Jacob, George Smith, and Ted Nash – all supported by straighter piano, bass, and drum rhythms. The mix of guitar and reeds is quite nice, and makes for a warmly lyrical sound on the set – a sound that Kessel is perfectly suited for – nicely sophisticated without getting too coldly academic. Titles include "Blues For A Playboy", "Cheerful Little Earful", "My Reverie", "Carioca", "Indian Summer", "Fascinating Rhythm", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with a deep groove.)

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Jack Millman All StarsShades Of Things To Come ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
A great lost treasure from the LA scene of the 50s – one of the few albums recorded by trumpeter Jack Millman as a leader, working here with a well-named set of "all stars" that includes Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Collette, Harry Babasin, and Larry Bunker. The set's got a similar feel to other west coast work of the time, but the tracks are tighter, more composed, and a bit more swinging – sort of halfway between swing and the chamber jazz of some of the headier groups. Titles include "The Great Lie", "Along About F", "Butterfingers", "Thinking Of Russ", and "Da Bloosiest Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has a short click on side 2, track 2. Cover has partially split spine and a bottom seam that is beginning to split.)

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Red NorvoMusic To Listen To Red Norvo By ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good- ... $14.99
Red Norvo's dragged his vibes out into a field of wildflowers – and while we hate to think what that's done to the sound of his instrument (not to mention his hayfever), we can definitely say that the album's a groovy treat from the decade when Red was turning out some of his finest music ever! The "Music To Listen To" title is a nod towards some of the mood music sets of the time – but that quality is here in title only, as the album's definitely an all-jazz affair – one that expands out the original Norvo trio sound to sextet formation – getting some wonderful sounds from Buddy Collette on flute, Bill Smith on clarinet, Barney Kessell on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all players who can hit the fresh, modern tones that Norvo's known for, but who also help things swing nicely overall. The flute/clarinet mix is especially sweet – a fluttering, bird-like sort of reed effect – and titles include "Divertimento", "Red Sails", "Poeme", "Rubricity", and "The Red Broom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some wear, a small sticker on front, and some remnants of yellowed tape with a peeled spot on back.)

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Red NorvoRed's Rose Room/Red's Blue Room (10 inch LP) ... LP
X/RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Very hip work from Red Norvo and his sextet – an evocative album that's divided up into "rose" and "blue" cover images on the front and back – but which unfortunately doesn't provide any data on the players! We can say that in addition to sharp vibes from Red, the set also features guitar from Tal Farlow, plus nice reed work from a player who looks like Buddy Collette, although we can't tell for sure. Titles include "Rose Room", "Blue Rose", "Blue Room", "Blue Lou", and "Serenade In Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good- ... $9.99
Sheesh, Howard Rumsey sure knew how to stick his name on a lot of records! (He must have been trying to give Norman Granz and Leonard Feather a run for their money!) Fortunately, most of them were also great – like this one, which features flute duets between Bob Cooper and either Bud Shank or Buddy Collette, over rhythms by Sonny Clark or Claude Williamson on piano, Max Roach or Stan Levy on drums, and Howard Rumsey on bass (actually making a rare appearance on wax here!) Titles include "Aquarium", "Still Life", "Bag's Groove", "Hermosa Summer", "Albatross", "Night In Tunisia", "Warm WInds", and "Happy Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, light aging, and a name in pen on the back.)

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New Three SoundsSoul Symphony ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Fair ... $1.99
The mighty Monk Higgins works some amazing magic here with the Three Sounds – taking them way past their standard trio modes of the 60s, into some really funky territory overall! The set's a definite symphony of soul – not just because the first side features a super-extended, suite-like tune – but also because all of the tracks feature fuller backings from Higgins, which really push the piano groove of the group! Drums are mighty heavy at points – thanks to trio member Carl Burnett – and the great Henry Franklin is in the group on bass, already crafting those wicked lines that would show up even more strongly on his albums for Black Jazz. In addition to flute from Buddy Collette, guitar from Freddy Robinson, and Gene Harris' super-heavy piano, there's also a bit of strings, and some slight backing vocals in the symphony from a trio that features Alex Brown, Mamie Galore, and Clydie King. The "Soul Symphony" cut runs for 26 minutes on side one – and other tracks include "Popsicle Pimp", "Repeat After Me", "Black Sugar", and "Upper Four Hundred". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has a split top seam and half split spine and bottom seam.)

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New Herbie MannHi Flutin (aka Flute Fraternity) ... LP
Mode/Premier, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent little album from the team of Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette – one that has both players using a wide range of reed instruments, and not just flute! Herbie and Buddy are wonderfully paired here – in a way that expands past the usual flute jazz mode by adding in bits of tenor sax, alto, and clarinet – as well as a range of different flutes too – not in a mode that's gimmicky, but which complements the lighter sound of the flute with some heavier notes on tenor at just the right moment – in a style that reminds us of some of Jerome Richardson's best records of the time. Rhythm is by the trio of Mel Lewis on drums, Buddy Clark on bass, and Jimmy Rowles on both piano and a bit of celeste – and tracks are long, with a freshly spontaneous feel that's really great! Titles include "Morning After", "Here's Pete", "Theme From Theme From", "Give A Little Whistle", "Herbie's Buddy", and "Pop Melody". This is a 2nd pressing of the Mode album Flute Fraternity – without Buddy Collette as the co-leader on the cover, and with his name listed in the notes as Bobby Collette! LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on tracks two through four.)
 
 
 



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