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Warren Chiasson DuoPoint Counterpoint ... CD
Empathy, 1988. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Don ElliottDouble Trumpet Doings (aka New Counterpoint For Six Valves) ... LP
Jazzland, 1955. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the most modern moments from Don Elliott in the 50s – a twin-trumpet album that's awash in counterpoint experiments of the time! Trumpeter Rusty Dedrick joins Don in the frontline – working together in tight head arrangements that have a strong chamber feel to them, but then opening up into more fluidly expressive solos that are the main strength of the set. Other players include Mundell Lowe on guitar, Eddie Safranski on bass, and Don Lamond on drums – as well as Dick Hyman, who handled all the arrangements and wrote a good number of the tunes! Titles include "Mine", "Vampire Till Ready", "Your Own Iron", "Dominick Seventh", "The Bull Speaks", and "Henry's Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has wide clear tape along the spine & top seam.)

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Roger HeatonReich – New York Counterpoint /Bryars – Three Elegies For Nine Clarinets/Morricone – Cinema Paradico ... CD
Clarinet Classics (UK), 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has a slight cut corner.)
 
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Juanita HallOriginal Bloody Mary Sings The Blues ... LP
Counterpoint, 1958. Sealed ... $24.99
Great small group backing – with arrangements from pianist Claude Hopkins, plus tenor from Coleman Hawkins, trumpet from Doc Cheatham, and clarinet from Buster Bailey! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram DCC pressing, limited edition #0073.)

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Pee Wee RussellPortrait Of Pee Wee ... LP
Counterpoint, 1958. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)
 
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Bar-KaysLight Of Life/Injoy ... CD
Mercury/Cherry Red (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of Mercury Records gems from the Bar-Kays – back to back on a single CD! Light Of Life is proof that even a move to a major label couldn't keep the Bar-Kays down – as the group are working here in a great groove that's wider, fresher, and stronger overall than any of their Stax albums! Sure, the whole thing's not guitar-based funk all the way through, but the group are also maturing, and really opening up a lot – working equally well on ballads and mellower midtempo numbers, as they were on the still tight funkier tracks. The overall sound is almost that of the Ohio Players when they moved to Mercury, but without the chart hits, and more of a focus on working at a level that's even higher than before! The band still jams it hard on the funky cut "Give It Up", but also kicks back with some beautiful harmony vocals on "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me", get some great pop hooks in on "Shine", and come together nicely on the tracks "We're The Happiest People In The World", "Angel Eyes", "Are You Being Real", and "Love's What It's All About". Injoy is later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the other mainstream funk acts at the time – yet which still occasionally shows the group's roots in the rougher Memphis scene. There's actually some great ballads on the album alongside the funk – tunes that sweeten the set nicely, and provide a good counterpoint to the more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Girl I'm On Your Side", "More & More", "Running In & Out Of My Life", "You've Been", and "Up In Here". CD

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Cilla BlackIs It Love? ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Early Cilla Black – what a treat! The set is the first Cilla Black album issued in the US – and the tunes are a great blend of American pop tracks and more off-beat numbers – done in that strangely syncopated mode that always provided a perfect counterpoint for Cilla's vocals – percolating the tracks wonderfully, and keeping things nice and clean, in a way that you don't always find in her later records! Titles include "Goin Out Of My Head", "This Empty Place", "Love Letters", "Love Is Like A Heat Wave", "I'm Not Alone Anymore", "Is It Love", and "Whatcha Gonna Do Bout It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdOff To The Races (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. Used ... $13.99
Donald's off to the races on this one – grooving with a lean, mean sound that makes the record one of his hardest-hitting and most soulful blue note sessions of the 50s! The group features Byrd's frequent bandmate Pepper Adams on baritone sax – blowing always with a style that's a wonderful counterpoint to Byrd's trumpet work – and the rest of the group features Blue Note heavyweights Jackie McLean, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Art Taylor – the latter two of whom really make the set bristle with excitement! The set includes some great originals, like "Down Tempo", "Sudwest Funk", and "Off To The Races" – plus a nice version of Sonny Rollins' "Paul's Pal". CD
(Please note that there is some writing in pen inside the booklet.)

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Double ImageDouble Image ... LP
Inner City, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Sweet sweet sweet! Double Image was a late 70s jazz combo that features the dual powers of David Friedman and David Samuels on vibes – as well as marimba and percussion – making for a really moody two-vibes feel that was years ahead of its time! The tracks spin out with an airy feel – as the malleted musicians chase one another back and forth across lively rhythms provided by bassist Harvie Swartz and drummer Michael DiPasqua. These two have quite a lively feel – and keep the album from being a sleepy affair by throwing in just the right kick where needed, providing a nice counterpoint to the airier vibes. Titles include "Rag Out", "Mist", "Aerobats", "Truce", and "Rodney's Dream Of Fantasy & Self-Fulfillment". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
An amazing record from the team of Flack & Hathaway – one of the hippest duos in soul! Individually, each had taken the music to new heights and new audiences, through the use of jazzy phrasing and sophisticated lyrics, while never selling out in the way that earlier pop soul acts had been reduced to. Flack's somber folksy style is a perfect match for the warm spirituality of Hathaway – and the pair work beautifully in counterpoint on hits like "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love", as well as on more obscure numbers like "Be Real Black For Me", "When Love Has Grown", and "For All We Know". The album also features a 7 minute spare acoustic/electric piano instrumental called "Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on all seams. Spine has a strip of tape.)

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Russell GarciaWigville (10 inch LP) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good+ ... $69.99
Pure genius from Russ Garcia – one of our favorite arrangers of the 50s, and one of the few who could be modern, swinging, and surprisingly soulful at the same time! The set features Garcia's Wigville Band – a mid 50s ensemble that featured the leading lights of the west coast scene, arranged in a style that had plenty of the tight counterpoint of the time, but which also broke out in these amazingly expressive solos. Charlie Mariano, Bill Holman, and Jimmy Giuffre all get some key moments in on these sides – blowing beautifully in a very small amount of space, but packing some tremendous meaning into their well-crafted solos. Tunes include "Smogville", "The Lonely One", "Rock Road", "Wigville", "Butter Duck", "Then The Lid Blew Off", and "Love Row". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record is in great shape! Cover has some light aging in spots, but no splits or other problems.)

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Derek GripperOne Night On Earth – Music From The Strings Of Mali (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 2015. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A brilliant transformation of the sounds of Mali – one that takes songs composed by the legendary Toumani Diabate, and reworks them as pieces for solo guitar – yet played at a level that's every bit as haunting and evocative as the originals! Derek Gripper has this deftly harmonic approach to the strings of his instrument – one that not only evokes the style of the kora at times, but which also uses a lot of the subtle counterpoint that you'd usually hear in Malian music between voice and guitar, this time around taking place on a single instrument. The recording quality is wonderful – crystal clear, and with just the colorful tone to make the tunes come across perfectly – and titles include "Jarabi", "Tubaka", "Konkoba", "Elyne Road", "Kaira", and "Kaounding Cissoko". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al HaigOne-Day Session – Vogue & Esoteric Recordings ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1952/1954. Used ... $6.99
A key trio date for pianist Al Haig – material recorded on one day in 1954, but which eventually saw release as two different albums on two different labels! The group here features Haig on the keys, alongside Bill Crow on bass and Lee Abrams on drums – and although half the material came out on a 10" for Vogue, and the other half on Esoteric (later expanded as a full album on Counterpoint) – there's a nicely unified feel here throughout! Haig's at the top of his bop-era powers, but also playing with some warmer, gentler tones at times – a nicely introspective mode that really comes through strongly on the mellower tracks, which stand in strong contrast to some of the more pyrotechnic numbers here. CD features 21 titles from the session of March 13, 1954 – including "Body & Soul", "Yardbird Suite", "Taboo", "Mighty Like A Rose", "Autumn In New York", "If I Should Lose You", "The Moon Is Yellow", and "Round Midnight". CD also features one bonus track – "Taking A Chance On Love" – an odd inclusion, given that it was recorded two years, with a different group (Harry Babasin on bass and Larry Bunker on drums), all the way on the other side of the country in LA! CD

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✨✧ Hampton Hawes, Cecil McBee, Roy HaynesLive At The Jazz Showcase In Chicago Vol 1 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A hell of a great live set from pianist Hampton Hawes – thanks especially to the other members of the trio! Hawes is at his free, open, 70s best on the piano – but bassist Cecil McBee really takes the record to the next level – spinning out these amazing lines that are as rhythmic as they are melodic – often crafted with that rounded tone that was his important calling card during this stretch! Drummer Roy Haynes is a bundle of energy – bursting out in surprising ways, occasionally in counterpoint to the piano and bass – and the whole thing cooks nicely on a set of extended tracks. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Blue Bird", "St Thomas", and "Spanish Mood". CD

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Chuck Jackson & Maxine BrownSaying Something (UK pressing) ... LP
Pye (UK), 1965. Very Good ... $24.99
Wand's two best vocalists both team up in a tasty set of duets that are a nice counterpoint to some of the other male/female teams of the 60s. Why? Well, because Wand's beautiful uptown production gives both of the singers a more sophisticated edge than you'd hear in some of the other, more kiddie male/female duets from the time. Titles include "Never Had It So Good", "Something You Got", "I Need You So", "Don't Go", "Cause We're In Love", and "We Find Him Guilty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Lee KonitzFigure & Spirit (with bonus track) ... CD
Progressive, 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A subtle 70s gem from the great Lee Konitz – a record that almost returns to the spare, simple, sublime sound of his best 50s recordings – but with a few more modern edges too! Lee's alto is superb throughout – every bit as sharp as when we love it the best – and the tenor of Ted Brown provides wonderful counterpoint at many spots, moving with Lee a bit like Warne Marsh – but with a sound that shows all the lessons that both players have learned over the years. Rhythm is from a well-chosen trio of younger players, who always seem expectant to new directions – Albert Dailey on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums – and titles include "Figure & Spirit", "Dream Stepper", "Smog Eyes", "April", "Without You Man", and "Dig It". CD features the bonus track "Feather Bed". CD

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LighthouseLighthouse/Suite Feeling/Peacing It All Together ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A trio of albums by this very unique group – all brought together in one mighty nice package! First up is the self-titled Lighthouse album – the first record by Lighthouse – a strange band that's always incredibly hard to peg, but who have a sound that we always end up liking a lot! The group mix together folk rock styles with a touch of soul and funk – going for some nice grooves that build up from lots of drum work and airy vocal production, touched here by lots of horns, in a style that's a bit like Blood Sweat & Tears, but a lot lot cooler! This first album is something of a landmark in the jazz/rock vein – and titles include "Never Say Goodbye", "Follow The Stars", "Mountain Man", "Whatever Forever", "Marsha Marsha", and a great cover of "Eight Miles High". Suite Feeling is a record with a full, spacious sound – one that definitely lives up to the "suite feeling" you'd expect! The style here is even more sophisticated than on the group's debut – still a mix of jazzy horns and rockish rhythms, but fused together even more perfectly – but with a leanness that's a good contrast to some of the more overblown groups of the same generation! There's just the right balance here to allow some standout solos – on horns, natch, but also some sweet Hammond too – and a young Howard Shore is also in the group on alto sax, and handled some of the arrangements for the record. Titles include a great version of "A Day In The Life" – plus originals "Taking A Walk", "Could You Be Concerned", "Chest Fever", "Feel So Good", "Places On Faces Four Blue Carpet Traces", and "What Sense". Last up is Peacing It All Together – maybe the most complex album so far from Lighthouse – a set that begins with some great heavy drums, then rolls into the group's trademark blend of jazzy riffing, rocking rhythms, and soaring arrangements! There's a bit more Sunshine Pop in Lighthouse compared to some of their contemporaries in the jazz rock world at the start of the 70s – no attempts to be unnaturally soulful in the lyrics, nor too posturing either – and instead, there's almost a vocal gentleness that makes for a nice counterpoint to the full instrumental modes of the large horn-heavy ensemble. A few cuts get nice and funky, and titles include "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo/Let The Happiness Begin", "The Country Song", "Sausalito", "The Fiction Of Twenty Six Million", "On My Way To LA", and "Daughters & Sons". CD

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Joe LovanoJoe Lovano Quartets – Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Blue Note, 1994/1995. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A really great showcase for the budding talents of Joe Lovano – heard here at a crucial point in his rise to glory on Blue Note! Joe had already been blowing greatness on tenor for years before this set, but these Village Vanguard recordings put Lovano in the same heady space as Joe Henderson or Sonny Rollins at the Vanguard on Blue Note – by really allowing a great sense of open, spontaneous expression that stands as a nice counterpoint to his well-conceived studio work – a very earnest demonstration of Lovano's rich talents as a saxophonist. Joe plays soprano and C melody sax as well – and the group features always-great work on trumpet and flugelhorn from Tom Harrell, plus Anthony Cox on bass and Billy Hart on drums. Tracks include "Song & Dance", "Sail Away", "Blues Not To Lose", "Birds Of Springtimes Go By", and "Uprising". CD
(Out of print.)

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Romero LubamboBrazilian Routes ... CD
Rob (Brazil), 2001. Used ... $6.99
Guitarist Romero Lubambo lays down a smooth set of Brazilian jazz – working here in a setting that includes a bit of Fender Rhodes, bass, drums, and percussion – plus guest vocals by Pamela Driggs on one track, and a solo by Mauro Senise on another. The production's pretty slick, but there's an easy and relaxed feel to the set that's quite nice – a strong counterpoint to the production, and which gives the CD a jazzy edge that you wouldn't expect. Titles include "O Que E Amar", "Sally's Tomato", "Correnteza", "Luisa", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Out of print.)

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Adam MakowiczHandful Of Stars ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
Sprightly piano work from Adam Makowicz – an overlooked date from the early 80s, but one that's every bit as great as some of his albums that got much wider release! The set's got an unusual trio – George Mraz on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – the latter of whom is a bit of a surprise, especially given his own strong work as a leader during the same stretch – and his inventive work on the kit stands as a nice counterpoint to some of Adam's more straightforward (but thoughtful) romps on the keys of the piano. Titles include "Just In Time", "Opalescence", "Adam's Waltz", "A Handful Of Stars", "Falling", and "Past Tense". CD

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Joe NewmanI Feel Like A Newman ... CD
Storyville/Black Lion (Germany), 1956. Used ... $12.99
Brilliant work from Joe Newman – arguably our favorite session of his from the 50s, and a freshly crafted batch of tracks that actually has some nice modern touches! Joe's playing here with 2 different groups – one with John Lewis on piano, Gene Quill on alto, Frank Foster on tenor, and Freddie Green on guitar; and one with Frank Wess on tenor and flute, Ed Jones on bass, and Sir Charles Thompson on piano. The Quill sides are especially nice – very tightly arranged with a good sense of counterpoint, but also enough relaxed soloing to bring in the Newman that we know and love. Titles include "Midgets", "Diffugalty", "I Feel Like A Newman", "King Size", "East Of The Sun", and "Sweetie Cake". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke PearsonTender Feelin's (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1959. Used ... $28.99
One of the most obscure sessions by Duke Pearson, and one of his first for Blue Note too! The album features Duke hitting a laidback and lyrical groove – working in a trio with Gene Taylor on bass and Lex Humphries on drums – overall pretty much in a soul jazz mode, but with more of Pearson's wonderful touches on the keys to open things up. The album's a nice counterpoint to Duke's later work for the label – much more intimate than his bigger band sides, but still put together with the depth that he'd later show more famously with his fuller arrangements. Titles include "3 AM", "On Green Dolphin Street", "I Love You", and "The Golden Striker". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Oscar PettifordOscar Pettiford Sextet – Original Vogue Masters ... CD
Vogue/BMG (France), 1954. Used ... $3.99
A key 50s session from bassist Oscar Pettiford – one that really displays his best talents for unusual phrasings and arrangements! The group on the album's a great one – with Tal Farlow on guitar, Al Cohn on tenor, and Kai Winding on trombone – and the use of these three instruments together is often done in a way that creates interesting juxtapositions and counterpoint – freshly modern at some moments, almost in line with the work of Gil Melle, but at other times gliding together with a strangely full sound, despite the size of the group – sort of reminding us of Gerry Mulligan. Henri Renaud plays piano on the set, and titles include "Burt's Pad", "Marcel The Furrier", "E-Lag", and "Rhumblues". CD
(Out of print, sticker remnant on digipack cover.)

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Esther PhillipsCapricorn Princess ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About December 3, 2017
A pretty amazing set from Esther Phillips – her final album for Kudu – and a beautiful mix of soaring soul sounds from one the most unique, emotionally-inflected soul vocalists of her era! Esther's in prime Kudu mode here – working with jazzy arrangements by David Matthews and Pee Wee Ellis, adding her unique, grit-inflected soul chanteuse vocals to a smoother mix of instrumentation that creates a perfect counterpoint that took her way past her earlier work! There's also a couple of really sweet disco skewed numbers that work incredibly well – with spacier bits of synth and a dancefloor soul bed of percussion and rhythms – and in general, the arrangements are pretty great from track-to-track! Players include Randy Brecker and Mike Brecker on trumpet and tenor sax, Bray Miles on synthesizer, Bobby Lyle on clavinet, Eric Gale on guitar, Joe Farrell on tenor sax and alto flute, percussionist Ralph MacDonald and other excellent name musicians and others bring a grand sweep and sweeter intimacy when the mood requires. Titles include "Magic's In The Air", "A Beautiful Friendship", "Boy I Really Tied One On", "Higher & Higher", and "All The Way Down". CD

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Esther PhillipsCapricorn Princess ... CD
Kudu/Reel Music, 1976. Used ... $14.99
A pretty amazing set from Esther Phillips – her final album for Kudu – and a beautiful mix of soaring soul sounds from one the most unique, emotionally-inflected soul vocalists of her era! Esther's in prime Kudu mode here – working with jazzy arrangements by David Matthews and Pee Wee Ellis, adding her unique, grit-inflected soul chanteuse vocals to a smoother mix of instrumentation that creates a perfect counterpoint that took her way past her earlier work! There's also a couple of really sweet disco skewed numbers that work incredibly well – with spacier bits of synth and a dancefloor soul bed of percussion and rhythms – and in general, the arrangements are pretty great from track-to-track! Players include Randy Brecker and Mike Brecker on trumpet and tenor sax, Bray Miles on synthesizer, Bobby Lyle on clavinet, Eric Gale on guitar, Joe Farrell on tenor sax and alto flute, percussionist Ralph MacDonald and other excellent name musicians and others bring a grand sweep and sweeter intimacy when the mood requires. Titles include "Magic's In The Air", "A Beautiful Friendship", "Boy I Really Tied One On", "Higher & Higher", and "All The Way Down". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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