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Gary Burton, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry3 In Jazz ... CD
RCA, 1963. Used ... $18.99
A great record that features work not on any other album! The set's a compilation of sorts – but it's really more of a "showcase", one that features the work of three of RCA's brightest jazz stars at the time. A young Gary Burton plays "Hello Young Lovers", "Gentle Wind & Falling Tear", "Blue Comedy", and "Stella By Starlight" with a group that includes Jack Sheldon on trumpet. Sonny Rollins blows on "You Are My Lucky Star", "I Could Write A Book", and "There Will Never Be Another You" with the great group that included Don Cherry, Henry Grimes, and Billy Higgins. And Clark Terry rounds out the set with "Blues Tonight", "Sounds Of The Night", and "Cielito Lindo". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)

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George Robert QuartetGeorge Robert Quartet Feat Mr Clark Terry ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1990. Used ... $9.99
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Clark TerryClark Terry Plays The Jazz Version Of All American (aka Night Life) ... LP
Moodsville/Prestige, 1962. Very Good- ... $6.99
A surprisingly nice little set from Clark Terry – featuring arrangements by Oliver Nelson, and a pretty nice little group that includes Budd Johnson on tenor and Eddie Costa on vibes and piano. The material appears to be lifted from the musical All American – by the team of Charles Strouse & Lee Adams – although the notes, and certainly not the title, don't do much to indicate this. The best part of the set is Nelson – who manages to, here as always, take any sort of material and give it a really strong swingin – bouncing it up with a lot of soul, and creating plenty of space for some strong breakout solos. Titles include "What A Country", "Same Language", "The Fight Song", "Nightlife", and "It's Fun To Think". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Moodsville pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Clark TerryClark Terry's Big Bad Band Live At The Wichita Jazz Festival 1974 ... CD
Vanguard, 1975. Used ... $8.99
A crowd-pleasing cooker from Clark Terry – a set recorded live before a very appreciative audience, and in a hipper 70s mode than you'd expect! The album's one of those great jazz efforts that was put together by Ed Bland – who seems to bring a nice sense of bounce, soul, and groove to the set – working with arrangements by Jimmy Heath, Phil Woods, Ernie Wilkins, and others who manage to keep Clark out of hoke territory, and into a very tightly swinging 70s big band groove. Other players include Jimmh Heath, Phil Woods, Richard Williams, Charles Davis, and Duke Jordan – and the tunes are lively and soulful throughout! Titles include "Randi", "Cold Tater Stomp", "Sheba", "Mumbles", "Una Mas", and "Nefertiti". CD

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✨✧ Clark TerryHappy Horns Of Clark Terry ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A really great little album – one that really gets at the bright, joyous feel that Clark Terry brings to his music! Despite the "happy" in the title – which might make you think this one would be a bit silly – the album's a pretty great record! Terry plays both trumpet and flugelhorn (hence the "horns" in the title) – and he's working with a spare, tight, and surprisingly creative group that includes drummer Walter Perkins, bassist Milt Hinton, pianist Roger Kellaway, and the sax team of Phil Woods and Ben Webster. Tunes are light and playful, but never sloppy – instead quite inventive, and done in a way that's halfway between Terry's own late 50s work as a leader (as on Argo), and some of his work on sessions like Ed Thigpen's magnificent Out Of The Storm. Titles include "Jazz Conversations", "High Towers", "In A Mist", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Return To Swahili", and "Impulsive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label ABC pressing. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Clark TerrySwahili (aka Clark Terry) ... LP
EmArcy/Trip, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A stunner – and one of Clark Terry's finest moments ever! The record has a rawness and groove that you'd hardly expect from his later albums – no surprise, though, considering that it was cut during that really hip time at Emarcy, when the label was working in a mode that was darker and more challenging than many of the smaller labels at the time. Credit is also due to arranger Quincy Jones – who pulls together a group that includes Horace Silver, Jimmy Cleveland, Cecil Payne, and Art Blakey, all into a fiercely grooving sound that recalls some of his most adventurous work of the 50s. The album kicks off with the stunning "Swahili", a tune that will instantly make you happy you bought the record – and other tracks include "Coop", "Chuckles", "Tuma", "Kitten", and "The Countess". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner and promo sticker.)

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Clark TerryWhat Makes Sammy Swing ... LP
20th Century, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A killer from Clark Terry – tight small combo grooving, set to some very hip arrangements by a young Pat Williams! The music's all from the score to What Makes Sammy Run, but Terry and crew really transform the tunes into something else entirely – a really sparkling, swinging batch of instrumentals with a great balance between ensemble push and solo space! Terry's trumpet is in top early 60s form – and it's joined by Phil Woods on alto and flute, Urbie Green on piano, Seldon Powell on tenor, Dave McKenna on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – and Williams definitely deserves a good thanks for the album too – as his arrangements here are like the best of his later jazz soundtrack work. Titles include "Humble", "Some Days Everything Goes Wrong", "A Room Without Windows", "A New Pair Of Shoes", "My Home Town", and "You're No Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy, with moderate wear, aging, checkout card and marker. Label has some marker.)

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Clark Terry & Bob BrookmeyerTonight ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
Nothing fancy, but some nice straight material, recorded by a quintet that includes Terry and Brookmeyer, plus Roger Kellaway on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums. Tracks are short and mostly lively, and titles include "Hymn", "Weep", "Step Right Up", and "Blindman Blindman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Clark Terry & Chico O'FarrillSpanish Rice ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... $8.99
Sweet Latin licks from Clark Terry and Chico O'Farrill – cut in a mode that's very similar to O'Farrill's best Verve work of the 60s! The vibe is kind of a mod take on Afro Cuban sounds – not really Latin soul, but with a playful vibe that mixes together jazz and Latin with equal parts – letting Terry solo over the top with sweet trumpety licks, while Chico sets up a crack ensemble that features lots of horns, Latin percussion, and some tasty guitar! The mix of modes is plenty nice – not authentically Latin, but extremely groovy – and titles include "Joonji", "Que Sera", "Tin Tin Deo", "Spanish Rice", "Angelitos Negros", and "Happiness Is". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Spanish Rice ... LP 9.99

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Clark Terry & Chico O'FarrillSpanish Rice ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Sweet Latin licks from Clark Terry and Chico O'Farrill – cut in a mode that's very similar to O'Farrill's best Verve work of the 60s! The vibe is kind of a mod take on Afro Cuban sounds – not really Latin soul, but with a playful vibe that mixes together jazz and Latin with equal parts – letting Terry solo over the top with sweet trumpety licks, while Chico sets up a crack ensemble that features lots of horns, Latin percussion, and some tasty guitar! The mix of modes is plenty nice – not authentically Latin, but extremely groovy – and titles include "Joonji", "Que Sera", "Tin Tin Deo", "Spanish Rice", "Angelitos Negros", and "Happiness Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Also available Spanish Rice ... CD 8.99

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Clark Terry with the Chicago Jazz OrchestraPorgy & Bess ... CD
Americana, 2004. Used ... $1.99
(Out of print.)

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Clark Terry/Bob BrookmeyerPower Of Positive Swinging ... CD
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
Wonderful work from one of Clark Terry's best periods – and the kind of stripped-down swinging 60s set that really let him show his most soulful side! The group features Terry on both trumpet and flugelhorn – working in co-leadership with Bob Brookmeyer on trombone – supported by the rhythm combo of Roger Kellaway, Bill Crow, and Dave Bailey. Bailey's drums are nice and tight – arguably a good reason the best Terry records from this time are so good – and titles include a lot of playful originals like "Dancing On The Grave", "Ode To A Flugelhorn", "Green Stamps", "Hawg Jawz", and "Simple Waltz". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clark TerryMemories Of Duke ... CD
Pablo/OJC, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Less of a standard Duke Ellington tribute than you might expect – as trumpeter Clark Terry works here in some wonderfully loose formation – on tunes that are more of an extrapolation of Ellington ideals than simple copycat versions! The lineup features some especially great piano from Jack Wilson and guitar from Joe Pass – both players who work with a relatively airy tone here, which suits Terry's muted horn well. Other players include Ray Brown on bass and Frank Severino on drums – and titles include "Echoes Of Harlem", "Passion Flower", "Sophisticated Lady", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", and "Come Sunday". CD

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✨✧ Clark TerryOut On A Limb With Clark Terry ... LP
Argo, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from Clark Terry – head and shoulders above most of his other work, with a sound that's probably only matched by his fine first LP for Emarcy. The record was cut during a batch of sessions that Argo put together in the late 50s – sessions that featured Paul Gonsalves and Jimmy Wood, both fellow Ellingtonians like Terry, and who also had albums come out under their own names during the sessions. The album is far more than just a bunch of small group Ellington material, though – as it swings with an edge that's as sharp as a razor, produced with a bit of roughness, and driving with a really rhythmic pulse. Tracks are short by very well handled – and titles include "Phlanges", "Daylite Express", "Blues For Daddy O's Jazz Patio Blues", "Clarke's Expedition", and "Trumpet Mouthpiece Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam with moderate aging on the back.)

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✨✧ Clark Terry & Max RoachFriendship ... CD
Eighty Eights/Columbia, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most exciting records we've heard from either player in years – a really magic session that captures all the raw energy of their best recordings of the 50s! Roach is a real demon on the drums – both tightly swinging, but also showing aspects of his years in the left end of the jazz spectrum – and Terry response accordingly, by blowing those raw, unfettered, almost earthy notes that we first came to love on his early albums for Emarcy and Argo. The rest of the group is comprised of Don Friedman on piano and Marcus McLaurine on bass – but it's really just Terry and Roach jamming together on most of the set – poised somewhere between the history and future of jazz! Titles include "The Profit", "Let's Cool One", "Statements", "Lil Max", "I Remember Clifford", and "Brushes & Brass". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bosko Petrovic, Clark Terry, Sal Nistico, & OthersEvergreen Collection ... CD
Croatia (Croatia), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A double length set brings together a strong array of jazz recorded in Croatia – tracks that almost never got any circulation in the US back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, but which really reflect the strong jazz underground on that scene at the time! Some of the tracks feature American soloists working with local groups – and others are even more striking Croatian acts, including some great combos and bigger ensembles led by vibist Bosko Petrovic. The whole thing's a heck of a deal at this price, and a great introduction to this music – with 24 tracks that include "Blues For Me & You" by Damir Dicic Trio, "BP Convention On Tour" by Clark Terry with BP Convention, "Pozdrav Ghani" by Trio Mihajla Schwartza, "Afternoon Walk" by John Lewis & ZLQ, "Easy Living" by Sal Nistico & BP Convention, "Eftertanke" by Zagrebacki Jazz Kvartet, "Stella By Starlight" by Jazz Fair 80 Group, "Theme" by Ico Kelemen & Kvartet Borisa Franciskovica, "Intima" by Mrijan Domic, and the tracks "Valse For Jazz Mama", "BP Club Blues", and "Finta Lap Blues" by Bosko Petrovic. CD

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✨✧ Clark TerryMetropole Orchestra ... CD
Hired Gun, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Clark TerrySerenade To A Bus Seat (Keepnews collection) ... CD
Riverside, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great early date as a leader from trumpeter Clark Terry – one cut during the stretch when he was keeping company with players like Thelonious Monk and Johnny Griffin! The latter player is a key member of Terry's group here – as Johnny's tenor adds a nice sharp edge to Clark's trumpet – mixing modern and bop inflections wonderfully in a solid quintet setting that also features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "Serenade To A Bus Seat", "That Old Black Magic", "Cruising", "Boardwalk", "Boomerang", and "Digits". CD

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✨✧ Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer QuintetComplete Studio Recordings (Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet/Power Of Positive Thinking/Gingerbread Men) ... CD
Mainstream/Lonehill (Spain), Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Genius work from one of the most solid groups in 60s jazz – the quintet co-led by trumpeter Clark Terry and trombonist Bob Brookmeyer – a legendary ensemble that drew on the best talents of both players, but grew into something greater! Brookmeyer's playing valve trombone throughout on the tunes – played in a fluid, trumpety way that matches perfectly with Terry's own phrasing – and which almost creates a sense of counterpoint on the head arrangements, yet which never falls into styles that are too academic or modern. There's a fluid easy grace here that's really surprising – with none of Terry's gutbuckety tricks or Brookmeyer's too experimental moments – and overall, the group have a solid, soulful quality that almost reminds us of the Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet, or of some of Farmer's other key recordings of the 60s. Rhythm is by the trio of Roger Kellaway on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and the CD features 3 albums' worth of material on 2CDs – 28 titles that include "Tete A Tete", "Pretty Girl", "Blue China", "The King", "Dancing On The Grave", "Sometime Ago", "Hymn", "Green Stamps", "Hawg Jawz", "Simple Waltz", and "Milo's Other Samba". CD

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✨✧ Clark TerryRemember The Time ... CD
Mons (Germany), 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)
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Terry AllenLubbock (On Everything) (deluxe edition) ... LP
fate/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
Fantastic sounds from Terry Allen – one of the key underground Texas talents who were helping transform the style of country music in the 70s – and one of the few who maybe never fully got his due! Terry's from the same scene as David Allen Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, and Guy Clark, but his music is much more underground than theirs – maybe only ever designed to be put forth in an intimate club setting, late in the night – where the very conversational style of Allen's songs almost make them feel like barroom musings of a cat who's seen a heck of a lot of life on this planet, but still very able to peer into the souls of those he comes across. This double-length set is Allen's masterpiece – originally issued on a small pressing back in the 70s, and very much an alt-country relic – but from a time when such a thing didn't even exist. Titles include "Cocktails For Three", "High Plains Jamboree", "Amarillo Highway", "Lubbock Woman", "Rendezvous USA", "The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma", "Truckload Of Art", and "The Pink & Black Song". Great reissue – with corrected sound, and a huge booklet of notes on Allen – with essays by David Byrne and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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Cat AndersonCat On A Hot Tin Horn ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
Sweet trumpet work from one of Duke Ellington's best sidemen – done for Mercury in 1958 with some very tight arrangements by Anderson and Ernie Wilkins – all in a mode that show's a bit of Cat's Ellington association, but which also opens up in some other swinging modes – including a bit of Basie, and even some wider ranging styles. Cat's in the lead on trumpet, getting support from other players on the instrument – including Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, and Ray Copeland – plus Jimmy Cleveland and Frank Rehack on trombone, Earl Warren on alto sax, Jimmy Forrest and Ernie Wilkins on tenor, and Sahib Shihab on baritone. Titles include "Little Man", "Cat's In The Alley", "June Bug", "Adorable D", "Nina", "Birth Of The Blues", and "Blue Jean Beguine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some notes in pen on back.)

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Dave BaileyOne Foot In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1960. Used ... $9.99
Hard to have any feet in the gutter when you sound this great – as the album's a killer batch of hardbop, led by drummer Dave Bailey during his classic short run on Columbia! The lineup here is amazing – a rock-solid sextet with Clark Terry on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Horace Parlan on piano, and Peck Morrison on bass – all hitting with an intensity which rivals the best on Blue Note or Prestige – but which is arguably even better, given that most of the tracks on the set really stretch out! Side two features an extended 20 minute take on "Sandu" – and side one features "One Foot In The Gutter" and "Well You Needn't" – both over 10 minutes long! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Dave Bailey SextetGetting' Into Somethin' ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Heavy duty hardbop – one of three amazing Epic Records sessions cut by drummer Dave Bailey! Dave didn't ever cut many sessions as a leader – but when he did, they really cooked hard – with a quality level and sharpness of vision that easily rivals the best on Blue Note or Prestige Records at the time! In fact, this album would have been right at home on either imprint – a smoking session of soulful hardbop, with very long songs that allow plenty of room for solos by players who include Charlie Rouse on tenor, Clark Terry on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Horace Parlan on piano – who are all in the group with Dave, alongside bassist Peck Morrison. There's a nicely unbridled feel to the whole set – a real "something extra" that's always made the album a treasure – and titles include the side-long 17 minute "Blues For JP", plus "Slop Jah", "Little Old Mongoose", and "Evad Smurd". CD

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Clifford BrownJams 2 – Clifford Brown All Stars (Japanese pressing) ... CD
EmArcy (Japan), 1954. Used ... $6.99
Great rare material from Clifford Brown's legendary days at Emarcy – tracks recorded as part of the Dinah Jams vocal sessions, but done in a much more extended jam session mode! Washington sings a bit on 2 of the tracks, but the main focus here is on Brownie working with a jamming set of instrumentalists that really open up on extended solo work. The album features 2 groups – one with the great Walter Benton on tenor, Herb Geller and Joe Maini on altos, and Kenny Drew on piano – the other with Clark Terry on trumpet, Geller on alto, Harold Land on tenor, and Junior Mance on piano – great lineups on both sessions! Tracks are long, very much in the "jams" feeling of the title – and titles include "Coronado", "I'll Remember April", and "Crazy He Calls Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe CainLatin Explosion (aka Latin Au Go Go) ... LP
Time, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few albums ever issued as a leader by the great Joe Cain – a wonderful Latin arranger with a really mad ear for a groove! Cain's approach is often quite choppy in the rhythms – short, hard, and very very sharp – then topped with sweeter, jazzier lines – played on this set by Clark Terry on trumpet, Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, and Frank Anderson on piano and some especially nice organ lines! Percussion is super-heavy throughout – played by Jose Mangual, Chocolate, and Marcelino Valdes with a vibe that's just right for the rhythms – and additional support is from Cachao on bass and Herbie Lovelle on drums. The grooves are incredible – quite different than anything else on Mainstream Records at the time, and even different than most of the New York scene – and titles include the amazing "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mambo (parts 1 & 2) (also known elsewhere as "Mambo Au Go Go") – a cut that sounds like some sort of crazy avant garde percussion banging, all made to keep in time to a mambo beat, with jazzy organ solos over the top. Other titles include "Mongo Mongo Baby", "Papa Bajo", "Que Paso", "Tanga Pa Katanga", and "Chunga A Go Go". LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke EllingtonAnatomy Of A Murder (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A beautiful jazzy score by Duke Ellington – and a fitting companion to this classic Otto Preminger film! The record captures Ellington at a perfect moment – right during his Indigos period of increased sophistication, when his band was at an all-time level of perfection – and really shaking free of the too-familiar modes of the past. Ellington's music has a wonderful range of feeling here – even more so than usual, given the shifting scenes of the film – and the players are an all star lineup that includes Clark Terry on trumpet, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Johnny Hodges on alto, and Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet. Titles include "Upper & Outest", "Almost Cried", "Sunswept Sunday", "Happy Anatomy", "Flirtibird", and "Low Key Lightly". Plus, the CD features a huuuuge amount of bonus tracks – including other tunes from the movie, outtakes, and even the original single version of the theme! 26 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Showcase ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of Duke's few Capitol recordings – featuring sides recorded in Chicago, New York, and Hollywood between the years 1953 and 1955. Tunes are short, but hitting that more sophisticated Ellington 50s mode – and players include Clark Terry, Jimmy Woode, Cat Anderson, Harry Carney, and Paul Gonsalves. Titles include "Theme For Trambean", "La Virgen De La Macarena", "Serious Serenade", "Harlem Air Shaft", and "Blossom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Duke EllingtonHistorically Speaking ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good- ... $2.99
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a slightly older-styled mode. Much of the material is from the earlier songbook of the orchestra – but it's done here with some slight modern touches that show the 50s impulses of the group firmly in place. Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Harry Carney on baritone sax – and titles include "Midriff", "Ko Ko", "Lonesome Lullaby", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", "Jack The Bear", "Stompy Jones", and "Creole Love Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Duke Ellington OrchestraDigital Duke ... LP
GRP, 1987. Very Good ... $1.99
Guest performers include Branford Marsalis, Eddie Daniels, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Noris Turney, Britt Woodman & Roland Hanna. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Duke Ellington's SpacemenCosmic Scene (plus bonus track) ... CD
CBS (Holland), 1958. Used ... $5.99
A lost Duke Ellington gem from the late 50s – a session that has a decidedly different look than some of his other records of the time! We don't know if the Duke was into Sun Ra – but it almost seems like he was copping his thunder with this title and band name – a fair bit more flashy than the usual presentation for the Ellington group! The record's not nearly as trippy as you'd expect – but it's still a prime set of Ellingtonia from those key late 50s years – material played by a smaller group of "Spacemen" than Duke's fuller orchestra – with a bit more room for small group interaction, almost in a Verve mode. Players include Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Clark Terry on trumpet, Paul Gonzalves on tenor, Quentin Jackson on trombone, and Jimmy Woode on bass – and titles include "Avalon", "Midnight Sun", "Spacemen", "Bass-ment", "Early Autumn", and "Jones". CD also features a bonus alternate take of "Jones". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul GonsalvesCookin ... LP
Argo, 1957. Very Good ... $79.99
Fantastic work all around – quite possibly the best album that Paul Gonsalves ever cut as a leader in the US! The record was cut during a flurry of recordings for Argo that all featured small group Ellington setups – sessions that were issued on three different albums under the names of Clark Terry, Jimmy Woode, and Paul Gonsalves! This set features both Terry's trumpet and Woode's bass – but Gonsalves' tenor is very firmly in the lead – blowing with a harder edge and a deeper soul than we ever remember on other records – a gritty style that's almost more hardbop or soul jazz than regular Ellington swing. Other players include Willie Jones on piano, and Sam Woodyard on drums – and the set features some great original titles that include "Clark's Bars", "Funky", "Festival", "Impeccable", "Paul's Idea", "Phat Bach", and "Milli Terry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. Label has a small sticker. Cover is lightly discolored from age.)

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Chico HamiltonFurther Adventures Of El Chico ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
Massively groovy work from Chico Hamilton – one of his standout swingers for Impulse Records in the 60s, and a set that really showcases all the changes in music he'd made for the decade! The set features some wonderful reed work from Jerome Richardson and Charlie Mariano, plus some especially great guitar from Gabor Szabo – a player who was rising to fame in Hamilton's group, but also stands out here with lots of the breezy grooves he'd bring to his own dates for Impulse. Tracks are short, but in a good way that really keeps them focused – and other players who complete the groove include Clark Terry on trumpet and Ron Carter on bass – both of whom nicely pick up Chico's sense of adventure and humor. Titles include "Monday Monday", "Daydream", "Stella By Starlight", "Evil Eye", "Manila", "That Boy With The Long Hair", and "Monday Monday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Eddie JeffersonLetter From Home ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The beginning of a whole new chapter of greatness for singer Eddie Jefferson – a record that took his older style of putting words to jazz solos, and updated it nicely for a new generation in the 60s! Eddie's got a rootsy look on the cover, but the sound here is snappingly hip and sophisticated throughout – a cool soul jazz take on vocalese that's right up there with the best solo work by Jon Hendricks, and sung in a similarly raspy style. The group shifts a bit from track to track – between small combo and larger ensemble arranged by Ernie Wilkins – and players include Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Johnny Griffin on tenor, James Moody on alto and flute, Junior Mance and Joe Zawinul on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar. Titles include some great original lyrics by Jefferson on the tunes "Soft & Furry", "Keep Walkin", "Things Are Getting Better", and "Back In Town" – and equally great vocals on versions of "Letter From Home", "Billie's Bounce", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Back cover has a DJ stamp & a name in pen.)

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Thelonious Monk5 Original Albums (Plays Duke Ellington/Unique/Brilliant Corners/At The Blackhawk/In Italy) (5CD set) ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $24.99
5 classic albums by pianist Thelonious Monk – all brought together in a set that features the records in tiny LP-styled sleeves! On the first record, Thelonious Monk plays the music of Duke Ellington – but as you can imagine, the sound here is quite different than usual! At a time when Ellington was working mostly in large group format for the mainstream, Monk's presentation of his standards in trio format is a wonderful way to unlock their nascent modernism – the angular tones, lines, and complex ideas that were still present in the orchestra readings of the tunes, but which would show up even more strongly in Duke's smaller group dates of the 60s. Many numbers bear the familiar Monk imprint – complicated lines on the keys and sharp changes that really reignite the numbers – and rhythm here is from Oscar Pettiford on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Mood Indigo", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good", and "Caravan". Unique Thelonious Monk is billed as "very personal treatments of great standards" – and it's a great twist on familiar material, all given the Thelonius touch! There's less of Monk's creative composition and angular group arrangements going on here – and instead, the album's almost a rewriting of 40 years of popular compositions, all taken into the modern world of Monk's piano. The group's a trio, with Oscar Pettiford on bass and Art Blakey on drums – and titles include nicely reworked versions of "Just You Just Me", "Memories Of You", "Liza", "Darn That Dream", and "Tea For Two". Brilliant Corners is a brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before – but what really makes the album amazing is his ear for horn lines – particularly the alto of Ernie Henry and tenor of Sonny Rollins, both of whom add in an additional angular quality to Monk's groove. Clark Terry replaces Henry on a few numbers – and the rhythm is from the wonderful team of Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach – on classic long takes of "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Blues Are", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". At The Blackhawk is a stunning pre-Columbia session from Thelonious Monk – a really great live date that has Monk's familiar quartet augmented by west coast players Joe Gordon on trumpet and Harold Land on tenor! Given that Charlie Rouse is already in the group on tenor, the addition of Land's horn makes for a very soulful set – and Gordon's one of those players we love whenever we get a chance to hear him on record, which isn't that often, given how few sessions he cut! Other players include John Ore on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – and titles include "Four In One", "Let's Call This", and "Worry Later". Thelonious Monk In Italy was recorded early in the 60s with his famous quartet that included Charlie Rouse on tenor! Even at this point before the Columbia sides, Rouse is already amazing – really stretching out in these modern, angular lines that are quite different than any of his recordings a few years before – a perfect match for the inventive piano of Monk, as would later be demonstrated on a host of classic studio recordings. There's an open, spontaneous energy between the pair in this live setting, though – almost like they're working out new ideas, but doing so perfectly – with the bass of John Ore and drums of Frankie Dunlop to round things out. Titles include "Bemsha Swing", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "San Francisco Holiday", "Body & Soul", "Straight No Chaser", and "Epistrophy". CD

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OlatunjiZungo! – Afro Percussion ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of Olatunji's best LPs, and a record that breaks out of his usual straight hard percussion stuff by adding some jazz players like Yusef Lateef, Clark Terry, and George Duvivier. There's also some singers augmenting the ensemble, but they drop out in parts, and the percussion and jazz take over. Olatunji's joined by Ray Barretto and Montego Joe on congas, and the whole thing grooves like one of Art Blakey's jazz/percussion experiments. 7 tracks: "Masque Dance", "Zungo", "Ajua", "Esum Buku Wa-Ya", "Gelewenwe", "Jolly Mensah" and "Philistine". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing.)

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Bosko Petrovic/BP ConventionBlue Sunset/With Pain I Was Born/Green Lobster Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jugoton/Croatia (Croatia), 1975. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A trio of albums from this famous Eastern European vibist – with additional bonus tracks too! First up is Blue Sunset – a set that still follows strongly with Bosko Petrovic's best projects from the early years, including his work with the Zagreb Jazz Quartet! This album's a wicked MPS-styled big band session, with a strong undercurrent of funk and soul – complicated colors from the larger group that swirl around wonderfully, as they resolve themselves into a groove – and players who include Clark Terry & Art Farmer on trumpets, Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone, Ernie Wilkins and Gianni Basso on soprano sax and tenor, and Petrovic himself on vibes! Titles include "Bosco's Business", "Tender Touch", "Pink Panther Meets Captain Trooly Around Midnight", and "Blue Sunset". With Pain I Was Born is a tune that was written by Bosko Petrovic during his early years in the Zagreb Jazz Quartet – a haunting theme that kicks off this sweet 70s album that updates Bosko's sound with some great electric touches! There's some great use of Fender Rhodes on the record, and a bit of electric violin too – and both instruments are nicely restrained, in ways that fit in perfectly with the cool, confident tone that Petrovic brings to his vibes – on some expressive original numbers that make the whole album totally unique. Titles include "Focus", "Don't Run Away", "Sky Over Groznyan", and "With Pain I Was Born". On Green Lobster Dream, the vibes of Bosko Petrovic are set up in a very cool large ensemble – a group that mixes his own wonderful sense of color with work from players who include Art Farmer on trumpet, and Sal Nistico and Gianni Basso on saxes – as well as some homegrown Croatian talents who are equally nice! Ernie Wilkins handled the arrangements, and brings in a nice current of soul – with a great understanding of the well-written tracks by Petrovic and some of his bandmates, which almost have an MPS-like approach to the bigger ensemble. Titles include "Green Lobster", "Dream Song", "Catch Me If You Can", "Song For Pinky", and "My Beautiful Balkan Lady". CD also features three bonus tracks with trumpeter Clark Terry – "Loose Blues", "Stabilsation Blues", and "BP Convention On Tour". CD

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Oscar PettifordNonet & Octet (Basically Duke/Another One) ... CD
Bethlehem/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954/1955. Used ... $12.99
Great large group work from Oscar Pettiford – albums that show both his genius on the bass, and his wider vision as a leader! The first half of the CD features material from the 10" Bethlehem album Basically Duke – ostensibly a session of Ellington material, but one that features some great arrangements that really bo past the obvious! The group's an octet, with Pettiford leading trumpeters Clark Terry & Joe Wilder, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton, and alto saxophonist Dave Schildkraut – with Earl Knight on piano, taking Ellington's place in the arrangements. Titles include 2 Pettiford originals – "Tamalpais" and "Swing Until The Girls Come Home" – plus a Terry number called "Chuckles", and the tracks "Mood Indigo" and "Jack The Bear". Next up is the full length Bethlehem album Another One – certainly one of the greatest albums ever cut by this legendary jazz bassist – and one that has him working with a great group of bop and modern players that includes Donald Byrd, Bob Brookmeyer, Jerome Richardson, and Gigi Gryce. The proceedings are still as tightly arranged as on many other Pettiford albums, but they do have a bit more bite than usual, and the set's filled with some wonderful original material – like "Oscalypso", "Don't Squawk", "Bohemia After Dark", "Minor Seventh Heaven", and "Kamman's A Comin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cecil TaylorComplete Candid Recordings Of Cecil Taylor & Buell Neidlinger (4CD set) ... CD
Mosaic/Candid, 1960/1961. Used 4CD ... $199.99
A four disc collection of Taylor's groundbreaking early 60s work recorded for Candid with Buell Neidlinger and Archie Shepp! He sound of the groups clearly points towards Taylor's later extra outre work, but is grounded heavily in the jazz idiom too, with more blues and swing than he would later demonstrate. Two main groups are featured, Taylor working with Shepp, Neidlinger and Dennis Charles, and then a larger group with Steve Lacy, Charles Davis, Clark Terry and Roswell Rudd added, and with Billy Higgins replacing Charles. There's also 2 trio tracks, with Neidlinger and Higgins. There's loads of multiple and alternate takes, 26 numbers in all, with titles that include "Air", "Number One", "This Nearly Was Mine", "OP", "Cell Walk For Celeste", "I Forgot", "Section C", "EB", "Lazy Afternoon", "Port Of Call", "Jumpin Punkins", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" and "Cindy's Main Mood". CD
(Numbered limited edition – out of print! Includes original box, book and CDs – all in great shape!)

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✨✧ McCoy TynerLive At Newport ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Although "Newport" can often mean "hokey" or "pandering" in the context of live jazz performances – this set is a cooker, one of Tyner's best for Impulse, and a really far-reaching set that has him showing sides he never expressed with Coltrane! The group on the album features Clark Terry, Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker, and the always-great Charlie Mariano – and it's the influence of players like these (the angular edge of Mariano's alto, the fast rhythmic bounce of Cranshaw and Roker's rhythm) that makes the set so wonderful. Most tunes are jazz standards – including "My Funny Valentine", "Woody N You", and "Monk's Blues" – but the group plays with an open-handed freeness that really makes them sparkle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some stuck paper on the front & some staining inside the gatefold)
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Jim HallJim Hall Live ... CD
A&M, 1975. Used ... $4.99
A work of understated brilliance from guitarist Jim Hall – and one of our favorite records by him! The setting is simple – Hall plays live with a trio, on a set of familiar standards – but the results are remarkable, as both Hall and the rhythm section manage to bring a hell of a lot of swing and imagination into such a tiny space! Hall's always had a rhythmic approach to his work, but here, playing with drummer Terry Clarke and bassist Don Thompson, he really opens into a great groove – stretching things past his usual standard, and bringing a lot more soul into the set than you might expect. The tunes are ones you'll recognize – "Angel Eyes", "Round Midnight", and "The Way You Look Tonight" – but the real charm is what Hall and the trio do with them! CD

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