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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyAccent On Africa ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good ... $11.99
Wickedly hip work from Cannonball Adderley – and one of his real standout sessions for Capitol Records in the 60s! The set lives up to its "Africa" promise right from the very first note – and features a set of loud, proud tunes that really bring out the righteous sounds of this generation of new liberation – tunes that sparkle with lead alto and soprano sax from Cannon, but which really draw even more energy from the whole collective of musicians on the record – a hip lineup led by HB Barnum, who also did all the arrangements for the set! The result is a record that's unlike any of Adderley's other albums – from some of the evocative snakey lines on the top, to the hip mix of 60s Cali soul and African percussion on the bottom. And oh yeah, David Axelrod produced the whole thing too! Titles include "Gumba Gumba", "Up & At It", "Hamba Nami", "Ndolima", and "Lehadima". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has tape residue on the top seam.)

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Cannonball AdderleyBig Man ... CD
Fantasy/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the last albums ever issued by the great Cannonball Adderley – and one of the most ambitious, too! The set's a concept album – done in close collaboration with David Axelrod, in a similar spirit to some of Cannon's projects on the zodiac or the bible – but this time turned towards the legend of John Henry! The set's got some fuller orchestrations than some of the others – a bit of strings and a chorus, which sometimes gives the record the feel of a blacksploitation album, sometimes more of a Melvin Van Peebles project. Lead vocals are by Joe Williams, Randy Crawford, and Robert Guillaume – and the core combo features work from Cannonball on alto sax, Dawili Gonga on keyboards, Airto on percussion, and George Bohannon on trombone – on titles that include "Hundred an One Year", "Poundin", "The Steamdrill", "New Star Risin", "On His Bones", "Anybody Need A Big Man", "The Broomstick Song", and "Ten Mile Of Mountain". CD

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Cannonball AdderleyBlack Messiah ... CD
Capitol/Dusty Groove, Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $17.99 19.98
A massive live set from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that really shows the growth he'd undergone in just a few short years! The album's done in close collaboration with David Axelrod – who'd handled Cannon's big live dates for Capitol in the 60s – but this record is much more freewheeling, open-ended, fuzz, funky, and electric overall! Tracks are all nice and long, and really trip out in the best way – with keyboards from George Duke in the core group, plus some heavy basslines from Walter Booker, drums from Roy McCurdy, and guitar from Mike Deasy on a number of key tracks. Deasy plays with lots of great wah wah and fuzz – and the album also features guest work from Airto on percussion and Ernie Watts on tenor – plus Cannonball's great alto and the cornet of brother Nat Adderley too. There's a really collaborative feel to the whole thing – as the record steps easily between a lot of heady styles – and titles include "Zanek", "Eye Of The Cosmos", "The Scene", "The Chocolate Nuisance", "The Steam Drill", "Little Benny Hen", and "The Black Messiah". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley (aka The Lush Side Of Cannonball) ... LP
Power/EmArcy, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A very unusual repackaging of Cannonball's Lush Side album for Mercury – served up here in a late 60s package for the Power Records label. The original's a wonderfully mellow set of ballads recorded by Cannonball, with orchestral backings by Richard Hayman. The album's typical of the kind of "all over the map" approach that Mercury used during Cannon's early years – before he'd settled down into the one-man soul jazz factory he later became – but it's also a great chance to hear Adderley working his horn in a style that doesn't show up much in later years. Hayman's orchestrations are less challenging than some of the Verve "with strings" sessions – but the overall work is solid, and the album's a dreamy mix of tracks like "I Cover The Waterfront", "Street Of Dreams", "You Are Too Beautiful", and "Two Sleepy People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good ... $14.99
Fantastic work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of their greatest performances from the seminal early 60s years! The band at this time includes Cannon on alto, Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and although Feldman's not as strong of a soul jazz player as Bobby Timmons or Joe Zawinul, both of whom also played with the group, his playing on this set is great, thanks to a really lively rhythm section! Includes an 11 minute version of "Sack O Woe", plus "Blue Daniel", "Azule Serape", and "Big P". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer productions pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has small stickers on front and some pen on back.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball's Sharpshooters ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A set that's right on target, right from the start – and one that has the young Cannonball Adderley really coming into his groove! The set's a lot more soul jazz-oriented than some of Cannon's records from a few years before – played by a rock-solid group that includes brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – hitting a groove that's got plenty of nascent elements of that Cannonball sound that would virtually take over jazz in the 60s! Yet there's also a nicely different vibe going on here too – a bit less structure, and a looser approach to the mode – spun out with some modern moments too, on titles that include "Straight No Chaser", "Jubilation", "Our Delight", "Fuller Bop Man", and "Stay On It". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Jazz Wax pressing.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCompact Jazz ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cannonball AdderleyJulian Cannonball Adderley & Strings ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good- ... $4.99
An early album that features Adderley's beautifully edgey alto sliding nicely through a set of standards conducted by Richard Hayman. The album's not as strikingly emotive as other Verve "with strings"outings – such as the Charlie Parker & Strings sessions – but it is a great platform for the youthful Cannonball to do more than wail in a soul jazz kind of way, and it unlocks a much more thoughtful, introspective side of his playing not usually heard on record. A nice divergence from the usual – with titles that include "I Cover The Waterfront", "Two Sleepy People", "I'll Never Stop Loving You", and "Street Of Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with drummer logo & deep groove. Cover has wear and aging.)

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Cannonball AdderleyKnow What I Mean? ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $7.99
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. The style is almost more that of Evans than it is Cannonball – lightly lyrical, with a good sense of space – in a way that has Adderley playing out front very strongly, cutting some beautiful lines with his solos, in a really unfettered way! Titles include versions of two of Evans' tracks – "Waltz For Debby" and "Know What I Mean?" – plus nice moody takes on other material, like John Lewis' "Venice", Clifford Jordan's "Toy", and Gordon Jenkins' "Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing. NOTE – Cover is heavily stained and peeled on the bottom half,with a split bottom seam. Labels are stained.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyLove, Sex, And The Zodiac ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $11.99
A classic from Cannoball and producer-partner David Axelrod – truly great stuff and maybe even better than the Zodiac set Cannonball did for Capitol! The formula is similar to that one – with David Axelrod producing, electric keyboards by Hal Galper and George Duke, spacey solos by Cannonball and Nat Adderley, and some very hip recitations by Rick Holmes on love, sex, and the zodiac! Holmes is best known as the chappie who cut "Remember To Remember" years later with Roy Ayers – but this album's got a similar "wisdom and knowledge" feel that's pretty wonderful. Titles include "Aquarius: Humanity Plus", "Cancer: All Sides", "Leo: Rosebud", "Aries: Damn Right", "Gemini: Ecstasy", and "Virgo: For Pam". CD

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Cannonball AdderleyPhenix ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Sweet funky 70s work from Cannonball Adderley – a record that has him revisiting older tunes from his early soul jazz years – but in ways that give them a whole new electric vibe overall! The album's actually Cannonball's last full studio set, but it's also one of his greatest too – a very hip little record that features arrangements that are slightly bigger than before – almost a CTI sort of mode, with a similar CTI sense of space, sound, and timing! There's some great keyboards on the set – courtesy of George Duke and Mike Wolff – and other players include Nat Adderley on cornet, Airto on percussion, Sam Jones and Walter Booker on bass, and Louis Hayes and Roy McCurdy on drums. The keyboards lead off most numbers, but they're followed strongly by Cannon and Nat – both of whom open up wonderfully in the magical setting of the record! Titles include great new takes on "Sack O Woe", "Work Song", "Jive Samba", "74 Miles Away", "Walk Tall/Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Country Preacher", "Domination", and "This Here" – plus "Hi Fly" and "Hamba Nami". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleySomethin' Else ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. Fair ... $19.99
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing in a cool tone that's a perfect offset to Cannonball's more soulful style. The rest of the group includes Hank Jones, Sam Jones, and Art Blakey – and like John Coltrane's Blue Train, the record's more of an "special session" than the usual Blue Note album, but the strength of the players make it one of the more memorable records of its day! Titles include "Somethin' Else", "One For Daddy-O", and a nice moody take on "Dancing In The Dark". LP, Vinyl record album
(63rd street pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp & "ear". Cover has light wear, aging and a small cut corner.)
Also available Somethin' Else (RVG Remaster Edition) ... CD 6.99

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Cannonball AdderleySomethin' Else (RVG Remaster Edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing in a cool tone that's a perfect offset to Cannonball's more soulful style. The rest of the group includes Hank Jones, Sam Jones, and Art Blakey – and like John Coltrane's Blue Train, the record's more of an "special session" than the usual Blue Note album, but the strength of the players make it one of the more memorable records of its day! Titles include "Somethin' Else", "One For Daddy-O", and a nice moody take on "Dancing In The Dark". CD
Also available Somethin' Else ... LP 19.99

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Cannonball AdderleySoul Zodiac ... LP
Capitol, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
One of the coolest, baddest, funkiest albums Cannonball Adderley ever recorded – a massive suite of tunes based on the signs of the Zodiac, produced to perfection by David Axelrod, and featuring some hip recitations from the mighty Rick Holmes! The double-length set is completely compelling all the way through – a darkly brooding batch of funky jazz that shows a strong Miles Davis electric influence at points, thanks to Nat Adderley's spacey trumpet lines, Mike Deasy's trippy guitar, and George Duke's excellent keyboards! Other tracks are a bit more laidback, fitting the mood of their respective signs – and overall, the whole thing slips and slides wonderfully from cut to cut – taking you through the star signs with a really righteous, soulful approach. Titles include "Cancer", "Sagittarius", "Pisces", "Aquarius", "Capricorn", "Virgo", "Taurus", "Aries", "Libra", and a special "Introduction". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Zodiac ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleySoul Zodiac ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Good 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
One of the coolest, baddest, funkiest albums Cannonball Adderley ever recorded – a massive suite of tunes based on the signs of the Zodiac, produced to perfection by David Axelrod, and featuring some hip recitations from the mighty Rick Holmes! The double-length set is completely compelling all the way through – a darkly brooding batch of funky jazz that shows a strong Miles Davis electric influence at points, thanks to Nat Adderley's spacey trumpet lines, Mike Deasy's trippy guitar, and George Duke's excellent keyboards! Other tracks are a bit more laidback, fitting the mood of their respective signs – and overall, the whole thing slips and slides wonderfully from cut to cut – taking you through the star signs with a really righteous, soulful approach. Titles include "Cancer", "Sagittarius", "Pisces", "Aquarius", "Capricorn", "Virgo", "Taurus", "Aries", "Libra", and a special "Introduction". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy wear, some seam splitting and peeling paper.)
Also available Soul Zodiac ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Good+ ... $13.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his regular group, but who definitely help keep the whole thing at a top-shelf level throughout – a quintet that features Milt Jackson on vibes, Wynton Kelly on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. There's still a few echoes of Cannon's earlier bop recordings, but the sound is also moving towards the new modes to come – especially on the classic title cut "Things Are Getting Better". Other cuts include "Just One Of Those Things", "Sounds For Sid", "Groovin High", "Serves Me Right", and "Blues Oriental". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with the microphone logo. Cover has masking tape on the top & bottom seams, and some marker on back.)

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Cannonball Adderley & Nat AdderleyCannonball & Nat ... CD
Savoy, 1955. Used ... $6.99
With Kenny Clarke, Donald Byrd, Jerome Richardson, Horace Silver, Paul Chambers and Hank Jones. CD
(Out of print.)

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Cannonball Adderley & Nat AdderleyWhat Is This Thing Called Soul – The Cannonball Adderley/Nat Adderley Quintet In Europe Live ... LP
Pablo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A real treat for Cannonball Adderley fans in the years after his passing – vintage live material recorded in 1960, right at a time when Adderley was really finding his groove! The lineup here features a classic quintet – with brother Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – rolling out in a heavy soul jazz groove that's right up there with Cannon's best Riverside albums from the time! The tracks are longish, given the live setting – with energy to match his Live In San Francisco or Japan albums – and titles include "Big P", "One For Daddy O", "The Chant", "Azule Serape", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some creases.)

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✨✧ Cannonball Adderley QuintetHappy People ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A really unique little album from Cannonball's all-great late years at Capitol – a session that features some strong influences from Brazilian music – "The Happy People" – and production from the legendary David Axelrod! The mix makes for a really unique little record – a set that isn't really bossa, but isn't regular Cannonball funk either – kind of a special hybrid of the two! Airto plays on the set, and contributed the great groover "The Happy People" – a long bit of funky samba that features George Duke on electric piano, and percussion and vocals by Airto himself. The rest of the album's pretty darn great too – with some long tracks that have a more open-ended groove than the usual Cannon funk – featuring more piano by Duke, percussion by Airto and King Errison, cornet by Nat Adderley, and guitar by David T Walker. Other titles include "Ela", "Maria Tres Filhos", and "Savior" – and the album was recorded live, with a very lively feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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John Benson Brooks with Cannonball AdderleyAlabama Concerto ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $8.99
A groundbreaking album – not only for Cannonball Adderley, but for the jazz concerto format, used to strong effect here in this excellent modernist composition by John Benson Brooks! The album's based on a number of historical and mythical southern themes – and although it gets a bit hokey at times, the work of Adderley and Art Farmer on the solo sections really opens up the piece and gives it a deep sense of soul. The setting is a drummer-less small group, with Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Brooks on occasional piano – and themes include "The Loop", "Trampin", "Little John Shoes", "Milord's Calling", and "Rufus Playboy". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
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Nat AdderleyDon't Look Back ... CD
Inner City/Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. Used ... $13.99
Nat plays with a group that's a bit more far-reaching than the classic Cannonball funk ensembles he cut his teeth on. Players include Ken McIntyre, Onaje Allen Gumbs, and John Stubblefield, and the tracks have a bit more of a spiritual quality to them, although they are not without some of the Adderley trademark funk sound. Includes a great version of Harold Vick's "Don't Look Back", plus "Funny Funny", "I Think I Got It", and "K. High". CD
Also available Don't Look Back ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Nat AdderleyDon't Look Back ... LP
Inner City, 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Nat plays with a group that's a bit more far-reaching than the classic Cannonball funk ensembles he cut his teeth on. Players include Ken McIntyre, Onaje Allen Gumbs, and John Stubblefield, and the tracks have a bit more of a spiritual quality to them, although they are not without some of the Adderley trademark funk sound. Includes a great version of Harold Vick's "Don't Look Back", plus "Funny Funny", "I Think I Got It", and "K. High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Don't Look Back ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Nat AdderleyWork Song ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good+ ... $34.99
When it comes to soul jazz, you can't get any more classic than this! The title was one of the biggest jazz hits of the 60s – covered by countless other artists, but presented here in all its original brilliance in a group led by its composer, a young Nat Adderley! At the time of the record, Nat was making plenty big waves in the combo of brother Cannonball – but this set has him stepping out strongly as a leader – borrowing Bobby Timmons, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes from Cannon's group – and also adding in Wes Montgomery on guitar and additional bass and cello work from Keeter Betts and Percy Heath. The tracks are all tight as a drum – and the record features seminal versions of "Work Song" and "Sack O Woe" – as well as the numbers "Scrambled Eggs", "Pretty Memory", and "Fallout" – all great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with a microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has one small mark from an old sticker, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisKind Of Blue (mono) ... LP
Columbia, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, the record manages to still sound fantastic – a truly inspirational piece of music that's long deserved all the attention it gets! The legendary group on the album includes John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Bill Evans on piano, and Paul Chambers on bass – working with Miles in a relatively modal style, with brilliant rhythm changes and a wonderful sense of space. The whole thing's sublime – and titles include "Blue In Green", "All Blues", "So What", and "Freddie Freeloader". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisMilestones ... CD
Sony, 1958. Used ... $1.99
One of our 50s favorites by Miles Davis – and a record that offers the same twin-sax sound as his classic Kind Of Blue – with both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley working alongside Miles in the group! Rhythm here is by the Prestige-era trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but it's the two saxophonists who really help Davis shape the feel of the record, pushing things past the initial Coltrane/Davis groove with a really wonderful sense of space and sound! Titles include the classic "Milestones", plus "Two Bass Hit", "Dr Jeckyll", and "Sid's Ahead". CD
(Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing – with a blue border around the cover image.)
Also available Milestones (Japanese pressing) ... CD 12.99

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Miles DavisMilestones (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1958. Used ... $12.99
One of our 50s favorites by Miles Davis – and a record that offers the same twin-sax sound as his classic Kind Of Blue – with both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley working alongside Miles in the group! Rhythm here is by the Prestige-era trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but it's the two saxophonists who really help Davis shape the feel of the record, pushing things past the initial Coltrane/Davis groove with a really wonderful sense of space and sound! Titles include the classic "Milestones", plus "Two Bass Hit", "Dr Jeckyll", and "Sid's Ahead". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Milestones ... CD 1.99

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Jazz Critique Special EditionRiverside Book ... Book
Jazz Critique (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $28.99
You've been gobbling up these discographies we've been stocking, so we've gone ahead and gotten in this cool book on the Riverside/Jazzland labels as part of the same series! Like the other books, this one's a listing of all of the records in the associated group – including Riverside and Jazzland, plus lots of obscure ones, like Offbeat and Battle. The book lists covers, titles, dates, players, and other information for all recordings on the labels – so you'll get essential information about artists like Monk, Cannonball Adderley, Bil Evans, Mongo Santamaria, and a host of others! There's some covers in black and white, and a number in color as well. 280 pages, softcover, with images in black and white and color! Book

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Budd JohnsonBudd Johnson & The Four Brass Giants ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Good+ ... $9.99
Budd Johnson was one of those players from the old days who was continually drawing praise from younger and hipper musicians – crediting Budd with a tone and talent that was forever an inspiration to them. Case in point is this 1960 session, issued as part of the hip Cannonball Adderley Presents series on Riverside – one in which Budd is given free reign to arrange the albums tracks, coming up with a nice batch of originals and interesting tunes that show him to be a much more complex player than might be expected. The players include a four piece trumpet section with Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Ray Nance – and rhythm is by Tommy Flanagan, Joe Benjamin, and Herb Lovelle. Tracks include "Blues For Lester", "All My Love", "Trinity River Bottom", and "Driftwood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove – nice and clean! Vinyl has a few light marks from the old paper sleeve, but is nice overall – as is cover.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefContemplation ... LP
Vee Jay/Affinity (UK), 1960. Near Mint- ... $16.99
An obscure moment in Yusef Lateef's career – and a great one too! The material on this set was recorded in 1960 for Vee Jay Records, but wasn't issued until the mid 70s – and even then, only briefly, on a short-lived pressing that soon went out of print. That status doesn't stop the music from being great, though – and the album's a valuable look at the hardbop side of Lateef, one that has him playing with less exotic influences than on some of his Savoy sides, or his more Eastern-oriented albums for Prestige. Lateef plays tenor exclusively on the album – and he's working here with a solid soul jazz combo that includes Nat Adderley on cornet, Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – almost in the mode that would be used in Lateef's later work with the Cannonball Adderley group, but with rougher edges all around. Titles include "Sassy Ann", "Hazing", "Teef", "Back Yard", and "Rip De Boom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain and some waviness at the bottom.)

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Ramsey LewisBarefoot Sunday Blues ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of the strongest early albums by the Ramsey Lewis Trio – especially because it features some great original material! The group – with the usual Redd Holt and Eldee Young lineup – is augmented by Chris White on a few tracks, who plays bass while Young switches to cello, an instrument that he played better in jazz than just about anyone. Apart from the group's great title reading of Cannonball Adderley's "Barefoot Sunday Blues", the record also features original tracks "The Train Won't Wait", "Come On Baby", "I Spend My Life", "Act Like You Mean It", "Salute To Ray Charles", and "Don't Even Kick It Around". Also includes Charles Lloyd's evocative composition "Island Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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Esther MarrowChains Of Love/Walk Tall ... 7-inch
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
Righteous vocals from Esther Marrow – two tracks pulled from her years at the Flying Dutchman label, issued on 45 for the first time ever! "Chains Of Love" is a familiar soul tune, but it's done here with a slower funky groove that's nicely fresh – as Esther belts her way over the top with undeniable power! "Walk Tall" is Esther's reworking of a famous Cannonball Adderley groove – complete with a cool recitation at the beginning, and these excellent lyrics of her own! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Wes Montgomery/Jon Hendricks/MastersoundsGood Git-Together (plus Kismet – A Jazz Interpretation By The Mastersounds) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Lonehill (Spain), 1958/1959. Used ... $8.99
An obscure set of tracks – but some really wonderful material from the catalog of Pacific Jazz Records! The CD's title clearly showcases the presence of Wes Montgomery on the sides – but Wes was actually more of a sideman on these tracks, and the real credit for the greatness goes to the leaders! The first 10 tracks on the CD are from the album Good Git Together by Jon Hendricks – a rare early non-LHR session by the jazz vocalist – one cut in a very different style than his more famous group vocalese work. Hendricks is laidback, open, and very soulful – working with Wes, Buddy, and Monk Montgomery – as well as Cannonball and Nat Adderley, Pony Poindexter, and Gildo Mahones – all coming together in a "git together" session that features some of Hendricks' best vocals on record! The session features great readings of Hendricks originals that include "Minor Catastrophe", "I'll Die Happy", and "I'm Gonna Shout" – as well as Gigi Gryce's "Music In The Air" and "Social Call", plus a great take on Randy Weston's "Pretty Strange" and Gildo Mahones' "The Shouter". Next up on the set are 8 more tracks from a jazz version of Kismet – recorded by The Mastersounds group which featured Buddy Montgomery on vibes and Monk Montgomery on bass – joined here by Wes on guitar! The source of the tunes is a musical, but the presentation is all jazz – and the group craft some real magic in their exotic style, with tracks that include "Fate", "Olive Tree", "Not Since Nineveh", and "Gesticulate & Rhymes Have I". CD

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✨✧ Bud Powell/Don ByasTribute To Cannonball (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1961. Used ... $13.99
A gem of a session from the European expatriot scene of the postwar years – not really a tribute to Cannonball Adderley, but a rare meeting of Bud Powell and Don Byas in the studio, produced by Cannonball in Paris in 1961! The record has a tremendous amount of fire and focus – especially on the part of Powell, who could sometimes falter in a European setting – and although Byas' horn might seem a contrasting choice for Bud, he really burns with a lot of energy here – arcing, soaring, and turning with lines that show that his talents hadn't dimmed at all out of the American limelight. As always with his few productions from the time, Cannonball shows a great deal of sensitivity and patience with the players – probably a key factor of the success of the set. Also noteworthy is the rest of the group – which includes Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Pierre Michelot on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Jeannine", "Just One Of Those Things", "All The Things You Are", "I Remember Clifford", and "Jackie My Little Cat". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby TimmonsSoul Time ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good+ ... $38.99
A real standout set from Bobby Timmons – one of his few non-trio sessions as a leader, and a record that crackles with the same sort of energy he brought to his work with the Jazz Messengers! Of course, that's no surprise – as the quartet on the set includes Bobby's boss at the time, drummer Art Blakey – as well as always-great bassist Sam Jones (who Bobby worked with in the Cannonball Adderley group), and trumpeter Blue Mitchell, stepping out nicely on top to give the album a well-rounded and soulful spirit. The set includes some great originals, too – the kind of rolling Timmons' numbers that made him one of the freshest writers of his generation – as you'll hear on "So Tired", "Soul Time", "Stella B", and "One Mo'". Hard to find, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has light wear in two bottom corners, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineJoyride ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A very successful album for Blue Note – and one that took the searing tenor sax of Stanley Turrentine and backed it with some boldly soulful arrangements from Oliver Nelson! Nelson was perfect at this sort of session – able to provide full backings that infused the record with energy, yet never dominated the space of the soloist – and Turrentine really rises to the occasion here, and matches the quality heard in similar Nelson sessions with Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson, and Cannonball Adderley! Other players in the core group here include Kenny Burrell and Herbie Hancock – but Stan's the main star of the set with his gutsy tenor lines, all blown beautifully in a way that points towards his later experiments in this mode. Titles include "Bayou", "Mattie T", "Little Sheri", and "River's Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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VariousMod Jazz ... LP
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played big with the younger London crowd digging American music in the mid 60s – and also the kind of music you'd be likely to find blasting out of a backroom jukebox on the west side of Chicago! There's loads of rare single mixes of LP tracks on the set, and a number of smoking 45s from artists you might know better from more mainstream work – really hitting hard here, alongside a few special numbers from the indie underground too. Tracks are cool enough for old school hipsters – but appealing enough to bring in a new listener too – and as proof of that, we've given this one away for many years as a Christmas present. The collection features 25 tracks in all – non-stop pleasure throughout – with titles that include "Soul Shoutin" by Shirley Scott, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley Sextet, "Whip It On Me" by Billy Hawks, "Yeh Yeh" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, "I'm Ready" by Otis Spann, "Mama Rufus" by Merced Blue Notes, "Theme From NYPD" by Johnny Hammond, "Step Out & Get It" by The Nomos, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Mark Murphy, "Collard Greens" by Freddie McCoy, "Theme From The Carpetbaggers" by Jack McDuff, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Evil Ways" by Cal Tjader, "Kenny's Theme" by Kenny Burrell, and "Games" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStateside Sampled – 18 Sampled Tracks Of Soul, Funk & Dance Floor Jazz On The Legendary Stateside Label ... LP
Stateside (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Very Good- 2LP ... $9.99
Wickedly funky tunes – most of which you'll recognize from their use as hip hop samples in the past few years, but which also sound even better on their own! Stateside UK have gone one better on the usual crate-digging comps, and they've beat the bootleggers by putting together a killer set of funky tracks and break heavy tunes from their expansive catalog – home to older gems on Capitol, United Artists, TK, and other great labels. The focus here is mostly on funky soul of the early 70s – and the feel of this set is right up there with the best of the Ultimate Breaks series, with gems like "Make Your Own Temple" by Nat Adderley, "Chicken Yellow" by Miami, "I Get Lifted" by George McCrae, "You're The Fool" by Three Degrees, "Cramp Your Style" by All The People, "The Edge" by David McCallum, "90% Of Me Is You" by Gwen McCrae, "What Makes You Happy" by KC & The Sunshine Band, "Kill That Roach" by Miami, "Let Me Go" by Latimore, "The Steam Drill" by Cannonball Adderley, "Baby This Love I Have" by Minnie Riperton, "Up On The Hill" by Monk Higgins, and "Let's Do It In Slow Motion" by Latimore. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
20 killer funky sample tracks – all pulled from the legendary holdings of ACE/BGP! Some of the tracks on here have appeared on other compilations, but the set's put together extremely well, and has more than enough funk for a whole crate of records! Nearly every cut's been sampled at least more than once – and titles include "Blind Alley" by The Emotions, "Chick A Boom" by Pazant Brothers, "Eva" by Jean Jacques Perry, "Walk Tall" by Cannonball Adderley, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson, "Take Yo Praise" by Camille Yarbrough, "Thinking Single" by The Counts, "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson, "Ike's Mood" by Isaac Hayes, "What A Man" by Linda Lynell, and "Smokey Joe's La La" by Googie Rene. Funky funky! LP, Vinyl record album

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MachitoKenya ... CD
Roulette, Late 50s. New Copy ... About May 1, 2015 (delayed)
A classic Machito session from the 50s – with stunning arrangements by Mario Bauza and AK Salim! The record is a beautiful batch of Latin jazz tracks that shine with a sound that's unlike anything else Machito was doing at the time – and the band wails hard, with soloists that include Cannonball Adderley, Eddie Bert, Doc Cheatham, Johnny Griffin, and others – in a groundbreaking mix of straight jazz and Latin that still burns mightily today! Tracks include the great "Congo Mulence", a very tight groover, plus "Turuato", "Frenzy", "Cannonology", "Minor Rama", and "Wild Jungle. Very nice, and a very tight jazz sound! CD

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Louis SmithHere Comes Louis Smith ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... On June 3, 2015
Trumpeter Louis Smith made only two records for Blue Note, but both of them are great! This set's arguably his most famous – because of a rare uncredited appearance by Cannonball Adderley, working here under the "nom de date" of "Buckshot La Funke" – and blowing with a power that beats most of his other Mercury sessions of the late 50s! But the real credit here should go to Louis Smith – who's got a sense of power and command that should have made him one of THE trumpeters of the 50s – an emerging young talent to stand alongside Lee Morgan, Nat Adderley, and other post-Fats Navarro/Clifford Brown talents on the instrument. Smith sparkles throughout with a mix of soul and modernism we really love – and an earthy way of blowing the horn that doesn't always reach its goals, but which draws even more energy from its ability to try! The rhythm section on the album's also very tight – with Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and either Tommy Flanagan or Duke Jordan on piano – and tracks include "Ande", "Brill's Blues", "South Side", and "Val's Blues". CD
 
 
 



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