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Albert CollinsTruckin With Albert Collins ... CD
Coral/MCA, 1969. Used ... $1.99
Great early work from Albert Collins – the kind of mean, lean music that Collins specialized in before his later years of cliche – served up here in a style that's almost more funk than blues overall! The tracks are all instrumentals, with lots of raw guitar and soulful saxophone – coming across with a rootsy feel that's much more in the mode of work on a soul-based indie than you'd expect from the usual slicker sides on Blue Thumb – hardly smooth LA, and instead almost a funky 45 vibe overall! The titles give a good example of the stripped-down sound of the tunes – and they include "Kool Aide", "Thaw Out", "Hot N Cold", "Frosty", "Tremble", and "Icy Blue". CD

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Edwyn CollinsDoctor Syntax ... CD
Instinct, 2002. Used ... $4.99
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Edwyn CollinsI'm Not Following You ... CD
Setanta/Epic, 1997. Used ... $1.99
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Collins & CollinsCollins & Collins ... CD
A&M/Souldify (Netherlands), 1980. Used ... $14.99
A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it's one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the team of Tonee & Bill Collins, set to impeccable arrangements from the mighty John Davis! The set's not really disco – more a blend of mellow soul and midtempo club – with a sound that evokes artists like Barry White, Leon Ware, and Leroy Hutson – but which also grooves with a feel that's all its own. Nearly every cut's fantastic, and although you may know the duo's classic "Top Of The Stairs" from other collections, there's loads of other nice tracks here too – like "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "Can't Turn Down Love", and "You Made Me Believe". CD
(Out of print.)

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Crimson Jazz Trio with Mel CollinsKin Crimson Songbook Vol 2 ... CD
Inner Knot, 2009. Used ... $4.99

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Freshwater CollinsPortable Atmosphere ... CD
3rd World, 1999. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print.)

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SibeliusFinlandia/Karelia Suite/Swan Of Tuonela/En Saga/Romance For Strings – Anthony Collins/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... CD
Beulah (UK), 1957. Used ... $1.99
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert CollinsLive At The El Mocambo Club Toronto Canada 1973 ... CD
Wenton Wesgram (Holland), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert CollinsLive At The Filmore West 1969 ... CD
Wenton Wesgram (Holland), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert CollinsCollins Mix – The Best Of Albert Collins ... CD
Virgin, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert CollinsIce Pickin' ... CD
Alligator, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock

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✨✧ Peter Cusack & Nicolas CollinsHost Of Golden Daffodils ... CD
Plate Lunch (Germany), 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)
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Vicki AndersonMother Popcorn – The Vicki Anderson Anthology ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
Some of the funkiest female soul ever recorded – the near-complete work of James Brown diva Vicki Anderson, compiled here officially for the first time ever! Vicki was one of the first female singers to work with James – replacing the sweeter style of vocalist Anna King in the James Brown Revue of the late 60s, and setting the stage for better-known hard soul singers Marva Whitney and Lyn Collins in years to come! Vicki recorded some excellent singles with James and the band backing her up – but never actually cut a full LP, which is why this overdue set is so essential. Vicki's got a socking-hard sound that worked equally well with the early funk sound of the James Brown Band of the late 60s, as it did during her later recordings with the JBs and Bobby Byrd. The collection brings together 17 of Vicki's recordings under the James Brown umbrella – including a number that we'd never heard before, some duets with James and Bobby Byrd, and a few of her singles recorded under the name of Myra Barnes. And you can take our word for it that you won't find a better collection of funky female soul – because this one's hard-stepping and massively grooving all the way through! Titles include "Baby Don't You Know", "Message From The Soul Sisters (parts 1 & 2)", "Super Good (parts 1 & 2)", "I'm Too Tough For Mr Big Stuff", "Answer To Mother Popcorn", "I Want To Be In The Land Of Milk & Honey", "Baby Don't You Know", "If You Don't Give Me What I Want (I Gotta Get It Some Other Place)", "Wide Awake In A Dream", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "I'll Work It Out", "Think", "Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can", and "You're Welcome Stop On By". CD
(Out of print.)

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John Davis & The Monster OrchestraNight & Day/Up Jumped The Devil (plus bonus tracks) – Disco Recharge ... CD
SAM/Harmless (UK), 1976/1977. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A pair of stone killers from John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – back to back in a single set, and with bonus tracks too! Night & Day is early work from John Davis and his Monster Orchestra – easily one of the coolest larger groups working on the US disco scene of the 70s – definitely a cut above some of their more mainstream contemporaries! The Davis difference is hard to define, but John definitely gets it right on this set – using full strings, female chorus vocals, and other instrumentation – but really still keeping things lean, in the best manner of MFSB or the Salsoul Orchestra. Core rhythms are from Davis on keyboards, Charles Collins on drums, Sugar Bear Foreman on bass, and Larry Washington on percussion – and titles include "I Can't Stop", "In The Still Of The Night", "I Get A Kick", "Night & Day", "Tell Me How You Like It", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". Bonus tracks include "Tell Me How You Like It (7" edit)", "I Get A Kick (12" version)", "Nigh & Day (7" version)", and "I Can't Stop (12" version)". Up Jumped The Devil is prime symphonic disco from the mighty John Davis and his well-named Monster Orchestra! The set's got a dramatic flourish that still mixes in plenty of live instrumentation – including keyboards and flute from John, plus some nice congas from Larry Washington! John sings lead vocals on most cuts, but uses some cool processing to kind of space out the sound – making for a compressed and flanged-out sound that's poppy, but really compelling. And although the whole thing sounds hokey, the quality of the grooves is actually pretty great from an instrumental standpoint. Titles include "Once Upon A Time", "We Can Fly", "Up Jumped The Devil", "You Gotta Give It Up", "You're The One", "The Magic Is You", and "Recapitulation". CD features bonus tracks – "Up Jumped The Devil (12" version)", "You're The One (7" edit)", "The Magic Is You (7" edit)", and "You Gotta Give It Up (12" version)". CD

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✨✧ Paul DesmondPaul Desmond Quintet/Quartet (Desmond/Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don Elliott) ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... $5.99
A key look at the early career of alto genius Paul Desmond – work recorded in the 50s away from the company of Dave Brubeck – a real rarity for the time! The first 8 tracks on the set are from the unique Desmond album – a session that features 4 tracks with Paul in a quintet with Dick Collins on trumpet and Dave Van Kriedt on tenor sax – working without a piano, and in a fluid-grooving style that recalls a lot of the Gerry Mulligan style of the time. The other 4 tracks from the set are even more unique – and have Desmond blowing dreamily over a "with voices" chorus – done with the Bill Bates singers in a style that's warmer than similar work by Charlie Parker, and which really points the way towards some of the Desmond solo genius of the 60s. The remaining 8 tracks on the set are from the Paul Desmond Quartet With Don Elliott – and a gem of a set that sounds quite different than even the other two on the set! The group's a quartet, playing again with no piano – and features Don Elliott on trumpet, Norman Bates (Joe from the Brubeck group) on bass, and Joe Chevrolet (aka Joe Doge, also from Brubeck) on drums – all swinging in an airy mode that's kind of a cross between Desmond's work with the Brubeck group, and some of Gerry Mulligan's early 50s recordings. Titles include "A Watchman's Carroll", "Jazzabelle", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Sacre Blues", and "Line For Lyons". CD

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy For President ... CD
Douglas/Knit Classics, 1963. Used ... $6.99
Dizzy Gillespie caught live at Monterey – recorded with a great group during one of our favorite stretches in his career! The combo's kind of a post-Lalo Schifrin quintet, but still shares plenty of the bossa-inspired elements of his tenure with Diz – long tracks, bits of Latin rhythms, and a hip swing that's just right for the 60s! James Moody's in the group on alto, flute, and tenor, Kenny Barron plays piano, Chris White is on bass, and Rudy Collins is on drums – and Jon Hendricks joins the group on vocals for one cut too! Titles include "Morning Of The Carnival", "Dizzy Atmosphere", "Vote Dizzy", "Desafinado", "No More Blues", and "The Cup Bearers". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespieNew Wave/On The French Riviera ... CD
Philips/Universal (Germany), 1962. Used ... $8.99
60s cookers from Dizzy Gillespie – back to back on a single CD! New Wave is a lost bossa jazz classic from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded at a time when Lalo Schifrin was working in his combo! The record's got a cool, laidback kind of groove – one that's miles away from Gillespie's earlier bop work, and which shows him opening up his rhythmic conception strongly in the 60s. Rhythms are percolated by the piano of Schifrin, guitar of Bola Sete, bass of Chris White, and some well-chosen added percussion work – and the overall groove is one of the best American takes on the bossa jazz sound of the time, delivered with wonderful horn work from Dizzy on trumpet, Leo Wright on flute and alto, and Charlie Ventura on tenor! Even familiar tunes are transformed by the sound – and titles include "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town", "Careless Love", "Taboo", "One Note Samba", "Pergunte Ao Joao", and "Chega de Saudade". On The French Riviera isn't really French, but actually a killer batch of Latiny tinged tracks from Dizzy & Co – with with great arrangements by Lalo Schifrin! There's a wonderful 10 minute version of "Chega De Saudade", done as "No More Blues" to start it out, and it's got a great loping Latin vibe, in the manner of Dizzy's best sides from the 60s. Lalo's on piano, and the great Leo Wright is on flute and alto, with Tzigane Elek Bacsik on guitar, Chris White on bass, Ruby Collins on drums and Pepitoo Riestria on percussion. Other nice ones include "Long Long Summer", "Desafinado", and "Pau De Arara". A great album, and one not to pass up! CD

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Rufus HarleyBagpipe Blues (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. Used ... $11.99
An amazing record, from an amazing player – the mighty Rufus Harley, heard here on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – as well as bagpipes, his "trademark" instrument! Don't be put off by the bagpipes, though, because Harley plays in a righteous soul jazz groove, and uses the instrument more like a Coltrane-ish reed soloing vehicle, with sheets of hard blown sound, than he does as a corny Scottish sounding one. His playing is great, and he's recorded here with a great group of obscure Detroit musicians who play with a style that hints at the later stuff to come on the Tribe label – Oliver Collins on piano, James Glenn on bass, and Billy Abner on drums. The LP includes the cuts "Bagpipe Blues", "Sportin", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "Chim Chim Cheree", "Kerry Dancers", and "More". CD
Also available
Bagpipe Blues ... LP 16.99
Bagpipe Blues ... CD 8.99

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Rick JamesRick James Anthology ... CD
Motown, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CDs ... $9.99
A solid 2CD set of the prime pop funk and decadent soul jams of Rick James – his classic work and some great, but not so famous stuff he recorded for Gordy/Motown, from the late 70s to the mid 80s! Anthology isn't an all encompassing set, but it gets to the heart of the best of the Rick James sound on its 2CDs – from the Bootsy Collins inspired funk jams early on, to the crisp, shorter, crossover mega hits like "Super Freak", and his collaborations with Teena Marie and some classic Motown artists. Titles include "You And I", "Mary Jane", "Hollywood", "Bustin Out (On Funk)", "Fire It Up", "Love Gun", "Come Into My Life", "Big Time", "Island Lady", "Super Freak", "Fire And Desire" and "Happy" with Teena Marie, "Dance Wit Me", "Standing On The Top" feat The Temptations, "Hard To Get", "Ebony Eyes" with Smokey Robinson, "Cold Blooded", "PIMP The SIMP" with Grandmaster Flash, "Glow", "Moonchild", "Sweet And Sexy Thing" and more. CD
(First pressing.)

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Charlie ShaversComplete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. Used ... $2.99
An unusual slice of work by trumpeter Charlie Shavers – proof of his vitality and the range of his powers during the 50s! The first 4 tracks feature Shavers in a sextet with Hank D'Amico, Bennie Morton, Ken Kersey, Aaron Bell and Panama Francis, and some narration by Al Jazzbo Collins! Collins provides some hipster speak that sets that stage for a variety of older tunes featuring Shavers on solo. The set list includes "Dark Eyes", "Dawn On The Desert", "Story Of The Jazz Trumpet", and "Moten Swing" – all done in pretty cool, swinging versions. Side 2 of the LP features Shavers leading another sextet in front of the John Kirby Orchestra with vocalist Maxine Sullivan alongside too, and all of which include Buster Bailey on clarinet, Russell Procope on alto, and Billy Kyle on piano – on tunes that include "Windy", "Rose Room", "If I Had A Ribbon Row", "Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm", and "Molly Malone". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Dicky Wells & Bill ColemanIn Paris ... CD
Affinity/Charly (UK), 1936/1937/1938. Used ... $9.99
Early jazz from Paris – 1937 recordings done by trombonist Dicky Wells and Bill Coleman, with players that include Bill Dillard, Shad Collins, Sam Allen, Django Reinhardt, and Howard Johnson. Titles include "Bugle Call Rag", "Dinah", "Japanese Sandman", "Dicky Wells Blues", "Hangin Around Boudon", and "Lady Be Good". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousCreme De La Creme Vol 2 – More Philly Soul Classics & Rarities ... CD
WEA (UK), 1970s. Used ... $10.99
Sublime soul from 70s Philly – not just the hits, but a great range of lesser-known gems as well! The set follows strongly on the first volume of the series, but goes even deeper – and presents a range of rare singles here for the first time on CD, and a few more previously unissued numbers – alongside a well-chosen batch of overlooked album tracks from the 70s catalogs of Warner, Atlantic, and related labels who all worked often on the prime Philly scene. There's a wide Sigma Sound groove that runs deeply through the set – a magnificent blend of tight rhythms and smooth instrumentation, mostly cut in the pre-disco years and applied to vocals from a range of excellent male and female singers! Titles include "Look Me Up" by Blue Magic, "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" by Terry Collins, "Happy Man (part 1)" by Impact, "When The Game Is Played On You" by Bettye Swann, "Each Morning I Wake Up" by Major Harris, "No Danger Ahead" by Ben E King, "What A Man" by Jackie Moore, "Mama Never Told Me (Tom Moulton rmx)" by Sister Sledge, "Spinnin Top" by Movin Violation, "Loving You Is Mellow" by Aristocrats, "Are You Ready For Love" by Spinners, "That's The Way Love Should Feel" by Dee Dee Bridgewater, "You & Me" by Margie Joseph & Blue Magic, "Never Love Again" by Holly Maxwell, "Tired Of Being Alone" by Vivian Reed, and "Some Guys Have All The Luck" by The Persuaders. Includes 4 previously unreleased tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ James BrownBlack Caesar ... CD
Polygram, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn, is this a great record! The album's not only one of the best blacksploitation soundtracks ever recorded, it's also one of James Brown's funkiest outings of the early 70s! Nearly every cut's a winner, and James gets some very funky help from The JBs, who groove hard on the best instrumental cuts, plus Lyn Collins, who sings a sock version of "Mama Feelgood" that's worth the price of the record alone! Includes the classic "Down & Out in New York City", plus "Blind Man Can See It", "Sportin' Life", "The Boss", "Dirty Harri", and "Chase". CD
Also available Black Caesar ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Milt Jackson/JJ Johnson/Ray BrownJackson, Johnson, Brown & Company (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Pablo (Japan), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jackson, Johnson, Brown, and company – and a few more too – a nicely laidback sextet date from the later years of Pablo Records, done in the great mode that always made the label's work a 70s extension of the Verve Records ethos! Key players here, obviously, are Milt Jackson on vibes, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Ray Brown on bass – Brown also produced the set – and the group also features John Collins on guitar, Tom Rainer on piano, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Tracks are shorter and tighter than a jam session mode for three such heavy players – and titles include "Jaybone", "Lament", "Our Delight", "Bag's Groove", "Watch What Happens", and "The Jumpin Blues". CD
(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsDap-Dippin' With Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... CD
Daptone, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunner – the first full album by deep funk singer Sharon Jones, and an instant soul masterpiece! The album's right up there with the best work by James Brown divas like Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, and Lyn Collins – and overall, we might dare say that the album's even better than any of theirs, as it's an all-solid, all-funky effort all the way through! Backings are by the Dap-Kings – grooving hard in a sock-soul funky 45 mode that never lets up – and we can't think of a better album of funky female soul to recommend this year, or maybe even this decade. Just when you thought you'd be saying "they don't make soul music like this anymore" – here it comes to whomp you on the head! Titles include "Got A Thing On My Mind", "Make It Good To Me", "Casella Walk", "Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut", "Give Me A Chance", "The Dap Dip", "What Have You Done For Me Lately", and "Got To Be The Way It Is". CD
Also available Dap-Dippin' With Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Herbie MannHerbie Mann At The Village Gate ... CD
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Herbie Mann's at the Village Gate – really wailing away in a set of extended numbers that not only set a whole new standard for live recording in jazz, but which also pushed forward the role of the flute in the music as well! There's a heck of a lot of soul in the grooves here – served up by a totally cooking rhythm section that includes basses from Ben Tucker and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, percussion from Chief Bey and Ray Mantilla, and drums from Rudy Collins – plus some especially great work on vibes from Haygood Hardy, sounding beautifully chromatic underneath Herbie's sharp-edged work on flute! The set features a key reading of "Comin Home Baby" that runs for over 8 minutes long – plus great long versions of "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So". CD

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✨✧ Sisters LoveGive Me Your Love ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever full length collection of work by The Sisters Love – an ultra-hip female soul group who cut some incredibly funky singles, but never issued a full album – finally given their due in this amazing batch of singles from the late 60s and early 70s! The Sisters Love sound is a great blend of funky rhythms, hard soul vocals, and soaring harmonies on the chorus – in a way that's almost a cross between the work of Lyn Collins at People Records with the best sounds of Sweet Inspirations over at Atlantic – but even more righteous overall, thanks to production work by the likes of Willie Hutch, Gloria Jones, Gene Chandler, and Monk Higgins! The set brings together singles recorded for Motown and A&M – all recorded over a period of 6 years, but tremendously unified overall – with a badass soul sound that rivals the legendary album by The Jackson Sisters. Titles include "Give Me Your Love", "My Love Is Yours", "The Bigger You Love", "Blackbird", "Ring Once", "Mr Fix It", "You've Got To Make Your Choice", "You've Got My Mind", "Now Is The Time", "Forget It I Got It", "Ha Ha Ha", "I Know You Love Me", and "Try It You'll Like It". CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Spectrum – Compiled By Keb Darge and Dr Bob Jones ... CD
BBE (UK), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BBE have done it again! UK DJs Keb Darge and Dr. Bob Jones have teamed up to select this slick batch of 20 rare soul cuts – with the same great sort of selection and quality as the other releases on the BBE label. As you'd expect, the tracks are all super-rare, and come from sources you'll never run across in your regular record shopping trips. The set's got a mix of rare deeper funky soul tracks (with some Lyn Collins-esque raw vocals), plus a number of smoother modern soul tracks with a sweet mellow vibe. Nearly every cut's got a good dancefloor groove, and titles include "Music Slave" by Jade, "Stand Up & Be Counted" by Ghetto Kitty, "Making New Friends" by Jeanie Tracy, "The Hardest Part" by Curtis Anderson, "Movin' On" by GD & The Big J, "Keep On Getting Down" by Le Frank'O, and "Ain't Gonna Be No Fool" by The Fabulous Playmates. Lots more, with a motherlode of great tracks we'd never heard before! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charlie Mariano & OthersJazz Scene San Francisco – Modern Music From San Francisco/Charlie Mariano Sextet ... CD
Fantasy, Early/Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible stuff! The CD features work from four seminal modern mid 50s groups – all recorded at the Blackhawk nightclub in San Francisco at the height of their powers. About half the CD features work by a young Charlie Mariano – playing here with a sextet that includes Dick Collins on trumpet and Richard Wyands on piano, both perfectly matched players for Charlie's young, icy, modern tone. Remaining tracks feature the Vince Guaraldi quartet with Jerry Dodgion on alto, the Dodgion Quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, and the Ron Crotty trio with Vince on piano and celeste. The collection of tracks is extremely well put together – as all tunes are united by a post-bop approach that looks strongly towards modern jazz, yet which never fails to swing. Great stuff – and an essential chapter of the emerging 50s underground. Titles include "After Coffee", "Ginza", "Calling Dr Funk", "My Friend Ethel", "The Nymph", "The Groove", and "Between 8th & 10th on Mission Street". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Benny CarterFurther Definitions (plus Additions To Further Definitions) ... CD
Impulse, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
A key later album from alto saxophonist Benny Carter – one that has him at the helm of a largeish group, but playing with a nicely focused sort of groove! In addition to Benny's alto, the record also features tenor sax from Charlie Rouse and Coleman Hawkins, plus one more alto from Phil Woods – supported by rhythm from John Collins on guitar, Dick Katz on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. The tunes are traditional, but have some sharper-edged modern ideas on some of the solos – and there's a nicely echoey feel to the production, which further adds to the quality of the record. The album's a bit like a Swingville session for Prestige, but has a bit more going on – and titles include "Doozy", "Blue Star", "Midnight Sun Will Never Set", and "Crazy Rhythm". CD also features a full bonus album – the record Additions To Further Definitions! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mel Torme, Francis Faye, Johnny Hartman, & OthersGeorge Gershwin's Porgy & Bess ... CD
Bethlehem/Shout Factory, 1956. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite recordings ever of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess – done by Bethlehem Records in the mid 50s, and featuring nearly every one of the label's great talents at the time! The choice of the lead characters is a bit odd – as Mel Torme plays Porgy and Francis Faye plays Bess – but both singers are actually pretty darn great for the set, and really bring a lot out of the tunes. Plus, the other artists on the set really keep things interesting – as the collection features vocal performances by Johnny Hartman, Frank Rosolino, Betty Roche, Bob Dorough, and Sallie Blair. Plus, the whole thing's presented as Gershwin wrote it – complete with narration by Al Jazzbo Collins, and a number of strong instrumental passages. Music is performed by groups led by Russ Garcia, Duke Ellington, Pat Moran, and Stan Levy – and players are an array of the best of both the New York and LA scenes at the time! Plus, this great reissue version features a full 29 minute bonus track – the "Porgy & Bess Suite", which is an extended instrumental performed by Russ Garcia. Also comes with a really great 48 page booklet too! CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and book.)

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