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VariousTribute – A Newly Recorded Blues Celebration Of Delmark's 65th Anniversary ... CD
Delmark, New Copy ... About June 5, 2018 (delayed)
... CD

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✨✧ VariousBop Lives – Delmark 50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Delmark, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1990s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features work by Coleman Hawkins with Dizzy Gillespie, Cecil Payne, Donald Byrd, Babs Gonzales, Jimmy Forrest, Francine Griffin, and Bud Powell! CD
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Carey BellCarey Bell's Blues Harp ... CD
Delmark, 1969. Used ... $6.99
Features Bell on harmonica and vocals – with Jimmy Dawkins on guitar and Pinetop Perkins on piano! CD

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Bright MomentsReturn Of The Lost Tribe ... CD
Delmark, 1997. Used ... $4.99
Great late spiritual work from the AACM – with Joseph Jarman on alto, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre on tenor, Steve Colson on piano, Malachi Favors on bass, and Kahil El'Zabar on drums and percussion! CD

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Ari BrownUltimate Frontier ... CD
Delmark, 1996. Used ... $7.99
Features Ari Brown on teno, alto, soprano sax, flute, and piano – with Kirk Brown on piano, Yosef Ben Israel on bass, and Avreeal Ra on drums! CD

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✨✧ Donald ByrdFirst Flight ... CD
Delmark, Mid 50s. Used ... $8.99
Second issue of an album that originally came out on the short-lived Transition label – titled Byrd Jazz, and ostensibly issued under Byrd's name. The album was also issued under Lateef's name by Delmark – but it's more of a hardbop side than some of Lateef's more exotic work from the time – although it's still got touches of the Detroit approach to the mystic, with euphonium work by Bernard McKinney, bass by Alvin Jackson, and drums from Frank Gant. Tracks include "Yusef", "Parisian Thoroughfare", "Blues", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Tortion Level". CD

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Jodie ChristianRain Or Shine ... CD
Delmark, 1994. Used ... $1.99
With Roscoe Mitchell on reeds, Art Porter on alto, and Paul McKee on trombone. CD
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Corey DennisonNight After Night ... CD
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Deep-burning Chicago blues from Corey Dennison – one of the few contemporary players who can still hold onto the electric fire from that moment when the Windy City scene first broke wide to much larger national appeal! Corey sings with a full, raspy style – and augments his lyrics with lots of heady guitar work – all in a style that's nicely lean, and which is never too over-adorned, or overproduced! The group's a quartet – with Gerry Hunt on second guitar, organ, and harmonica – and titles include "Phone Keeps Ringing", "Better Man", "I Get The Shivers", "Misti", "Hear My Plea", "Stuck In Chicago", "Troubles Of The World", and "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby". CD

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Little Arthur DuncanLive At Rosa's Blues Lounge ... CD
Delmark, 2007. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Exploding Star OrchestraStars Have Shapes ... LP
Delmark, 2010. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
The most amazing records to date from Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra – just the kind of cosmic, spiritual session you'd expect from the group's name – perfectly placed in a Chicago lineage that includes Sun Ra's Arkestra and the best years of the AACM! The group's got all the collaborative spirit of the latter reference – a largeish ensemble made up of some of the city's most important avant musicians in recent years – including Nicole Mitchell on flute, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Josh Abrams on acoustic bass, Matt Bauder on clarinet and tenor, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, and Mike Reed and John Herndon on drums – all players who know each others strengths through countless gigs together – coming together under the visionary leadership of Rob Mazurek on cornet. There's some slight electro-acoustic elements, which further complicate the sound of the record – but all without ever taking it off base – and the whole thing's got a righteous sort of energy that makes us mighty proud that sounds this great came from our hometown. Titles include "ChromoRocker", "Impression #1", "Ascenscion Ghost Impression #2", and "Three Blocks Of Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Von Freeman & Ed PetersenVon & Ed ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... $5.99
Features these two great Chicago tenorists – with Willie Pickens on piano too! CD

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Paul GiallorenzoFlow ... CD
Delmark, 2017. Used ... $6.99
Pianist Paul Giallorenzo has a fantastic flow here – a deeply personal sound that certainly warrants the title – and which is set up beautifully in a trio with Josh Abrams on bass and Mikel Patrick Avery on drums! It's great to hear Abrams working as a sideman in a setting that's a bit more standard than some of his own projects – as his basswork is sublime, and really matches the pacing and energy of Giallorenzo's work on the keys – in a mode that's modern, but never too avant – with almost the freshness of some of the most inventive pianists of the 60s! Paul wrote all the tunes on the album, and they're extremely fresh – not overplayed standards, or easygoing melodies – but instead material that finds its own space and pace, but without ever calling undue attention to itself. Titles include "Flipd Scrip", "Over/Under", "Rolling", "Interstice", "Fractures", "A Way We Go", and "Lightness". CD
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Marty Grosz & The Fat BabiesDiga Diga Do ... CD
Delmark, 2015. Used ... $6.99
A trad jazz legend joins the younger Fat Babies combo – in a set that really illustrates the renewed commitment to old school styles at Delmark Records! Guitarist Marty Grosz last recorded for Delmark in 1959, as a sideman for Albert Nicholas – but his strength hasn't dimmed a bit over the years, as his tightly rhythmic playing makes for a great complement to the Fat Babies' sound! Marty gets plenty of room to solo, and impact the rhythm section too – and the album's overflowing with tight, short numbers that include "My Daddy Rocks Me", "Hold Me", "Diga Diga Doo", "A Jazz Holiday", "Blue", and "Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me". CD
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James KindsLove You From The Top ... CD
Delmark, 2010. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Magic SamRockin' Wild In Chicago ... CD
Delmark, 1966. Used ... $8.99
... CD
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Barrelhouse Buck McFarlandAlton Blues ... CD
Delmark, 1961. Used ... $7.99
... CD
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New Orleans Ragtime OrchestraGrace & Beauty ... CD
Delmark, 1967/1970. Used ... $1.99
... CD
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✨✧ Larry Novak TrioInvitation ... CD
Delmark, 2015. Used ... $4.99
The first album in many years from pianist Larry Novak – a Chicago pianist who worked with giants like Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan many decades back, and who's remained a committed stylist after all these years! In fact, the set's got a depth of feeling and sensitivity that might be more common in a younger player – a lyrical beauty that's extremely captivating, and which has a vibrancy that hardly belies Larry's age at all – so much so, we had to make sure we had the right CD in the player when writing up this review! Part of the album's strength is the rhythm duo – which features superb bass from Eric Hochberg, who seems born to work with Novak – and drums from Rusty Jones, who often still lets Novak set the pace. Titles include "Minority", "Very Early", "Nobody Else But Me", "The Touch Of Your Lips", and "The Days Of Wine & Roses". CD
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Bud PowellBouncing With Bud ... CD
Delmark, 1962. Used ... $2.99
Bud plays in trio format in Copenhagen in 1962, working with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and William Schiopffe on drums. The material's not Powell's strongest – but as with most of his recordings, it's still pretty darn great. Titles include "Move", "Rifftide", "Bouncing With Bud", "Straight No Chaser", and "Hot House". CD

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Professor's Blues Revue featuring Karen CarrollProfessor Strut ... LP
Delmark, 1990. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sun RaSound of Joy ... LP
Transition/Delmark, 1957. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Something of a "lost" album from Sun Ra – material initially intended as his second album for Transition records in the 50s, but not issued until a decade later when Delmark Records was first putting the Chicago underground on the map! The sound here steps out nicely from the first Transition session – and Ra is already a bit bolder, not just in his structure of the songs, but in the way he handles his piano – with some darker notes and tones, more exotic phrasing, and even some very early use of electric piano – already with the haunting qualities that would show up more strongly in the Saturn years. Every member of the group is wonderful too – each with their own voice, spoken strongly and freely – in a lineup that includes Art Hoyle and Dave Young on trumpets, Julian Priester on trombone, Pat Patrick on alto and baritone sax, John Gilmore on tenor, Charles Davis on baritone, Victor Sproles on bass, William Cochran on drums, and Jim Herndon on tympani and timbali. Titles include "El Is A Sound Of Joy", "Overtones Of China", "Ankh", "Two Tones", "Saturn", "Reflections In Blue", and "Planet Earth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with no address on label, in a Lincoln Ave cover.)

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Reginald RobinsonStrongman ... CD
Delmark, 1993. Used ... $3.99
... CD
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Tab SmithTop 'N' Bottom ... CD
Delmark, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
Rare 78rpm material for the United label – including some unissued tracks! CD
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✨✧ Sonny StittMade For Each Other ... CD
Delmark, 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked cooker with Don Patterson on organ and Billy James on drums! Stitt plays tenor and alto – and titles include "Funny", "Honey", "Blues For JJ", "Night Has A Thousand Eyes", and "Samba De Orfeo". CD
Also available Made For Each Other ... LP 9.99

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Sonny StittMade For Each Other ... LP
Delmark, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An overlooked cooker with Don Patterson on organ and Billy James on drums! Stitt plays tenor and alto – and titles include "Funny", "Honey", "Blues For JJ", "Night Has A Thousand Eyes", and "Samba De Orfeo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some stains, and Sample stamps. Label has a Sample stamp.)

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Roosevelt SykesChicago Boogie ... CD
Delmark, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Roosevelt SykesHard Drivin Blues (2nd pressing) ... LP
Delmark, 1962/1963. Very Good ... $6.99
Mostly Roosevelt Sykes on vocals and piano – but with some additional accompaniment from Homesick James on guitar and bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Malachi Thompson47th Street ... CD
Delmark, 1997. Used ... $6.99
Features Billy Harper on tenor! CD

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✨✧ Malachi ThompsonNew Standards ... CD
Delmark, 1994. Used ... $5.99
... CD
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Malachi Thompson & Africa BrassBuddy Bolden's Rag ... CD
Delmark, 1995. Used ... $6.99
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Frank WaltonReality ... LP
Delmark, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the few records ever from Chicago trumpeter Frank Walton – and a sweet-stepping bit of soul jazz with some nice funky undercurrents! The group's mostly acoustic, but has a bit of electricity in the keyboards and bass – making for a few tracks that emerge with rounded and warm tones that pus the album almost in the direction of some of the best indie soul jazz work on Muse at the time. Walton's trumpet is in the lead, alongside alto by Henry Threadgill (making a rare "straight" appearance!), piano by Jodie Christian, and soprano and tenor sax by Ari Brown. A few tunes have some jagged moments that show the AACM leanings of some of the group's members, but overall the sound is relativey straight and soulful. Includes the spacey "Shorter's Vibes", plus "Safari", "Change Of Mode", and "Waltz Of The Prophets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Junior WellsLive At Theresa's 1975 ... CD
Delmark, 1975. Used ... $6.99
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Junior WellsSouthside Blues Jam ... LP
Delmark, 1969/1970. Very Good+ ... $34.99
An incredible slice of Chicago blues – and maybe one of the most important contributions Delmark ever made to the Windy City scene! The album captures Junior Wells in all his rough and raw brilliance – working in territory that's quite similar to the Chess Records vibe of the early 60s – in a group that has Buddy Guy on guitar, Otis Spann on piano, and Louis Myers on a bit of extra guitar! Guy sings a bit, but Junior does most of the vocals – and also plays harmonica too – on titles that include "Blues For Mayor Daley", "Stop Breaking Down", "You Say You Love Me", "Trouble Don't Last Always", and "Baby Please Lend Me Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(7 West Grand pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Big Joe WilliamsNine String Guitar Blues ... LP
Delmark, 1961. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Mostly Joe on vocals and guitar – with some additional bass from Ransom Knowling on a few tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Lincoln Ave pressing. Cover has a stain at the bottom.)

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VariousLong Man Blues ... CD
Delmark, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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VariousMasters Of The Boogie Piano ... CD
Delmark, Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Speckled Red, Meade Lux Lewis, Sir Charles Thompson, Roosevelt Sykes, Pete Johnson, Ken Saydak, Albert Ammons, Steve Behr, Curtis Jones & more. CD
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✨✧ Eric AlexanderUp, Over & Out ... CD
Delmark, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Clear, clean, and tremendous tenor work from a young Eric Alexander – working here in one of his early partnerships with pianist Harold Mabern – in a way that really helps to re-direct Mabern's energy, and take him back to the glory days of his recordings in the 60s! Alexander's tenor has a classic sound here that's wonderful – focused and very sure of itself, and able to roll out on longer numbers with a great sense of imagination that avoids any too-easy notes or hackneyed choices. Mabern follows suit strongly – sounding better than on any of his trio records from the same period, and matching Alexander's youthful energy with some soaring lines of his own – often in a modal mode that seems to bring out the best in both players. Drums are by the rock-solid Joe Farnsworth, and bass is by John Ore – on tracks that include "Up Over & Out", "Eronel", "Flying Fish", "Blues For Mabe", "I Remember Clifford", and "Bewitched". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Luther AllisonLove Me Mama ... LP
Delmark, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw early work from the great Luther Allison – with the man himself on guitar and vocals, plus a bit of extra guitar from Jimmy Dawkins – and tenor on two tracks from Jim Conley too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Lincoln pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Carey BellCarey Bell's Blues Harp ... LP
Delmark, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Bell on harmonica and vocals – with Jimmy Dawkins on guitar and Pinetop Perkins on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Lincoln Ave pressing.)
Also available Carey Bell's Blues Harp ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Magic SamWest Side Soul ... LP
Delmark, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of indie blues from the Chicago scene – featuring some great players from the second generation after Chess Records stopped picking up the younger local talents! Magic Sam leads the group on vocals and guitar, and he's working here with Mighty Joe Young on guitar, Odie Payne on drums, and Mack Thompson on bass – all to craft a set of rough and ready blues tunes that would have played well on both sides of the tracks at the time. Titles include "That's All I Need", "All Of Your Love", "I Don't Want No Woman", "Mama Mama Talk To Your Daughter", and "Lookin Good", a nice instrumental! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell SextetSound ... LP
Delmark, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first bold statements to come from Chicago's AACM underground of the 60s – a tremendous debut effort from the young Roscoe Mitchell! The album's got a "sense of the new" feel that's as gripping as anything recorded by ESP or Impulse around the same time – a rule-breaking, freely-creative approach to jazz that builds strongly off the changes already wrought by Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, and Archie Shepp! The format is somewhat like the Art Ensemble Of Chicago at times – with measured horn work from Mitchell on alto, clarinet, and recorder, Maurice McIntyre on tenor, Lester Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Lester Lashley on trombone (as well as a bit of cello). Some tracks – like the brilliant "Sound" – offer a slow-building exploration of tones and textures – while others, like the blues-joke "Little Suite", or the harmelodic "Ornette", show a wry sense of humor that would become a Chicago avant hallmark as the years went on! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cecil PayneChic Boom – Live At The Jazz Showcase ... CD
Delmark, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A smoker of a set – with Cecil on baritone and flute – alongside Eric Alexander on tenor, Jim Rotondi on trumpert, and Harold Mabern on piano! CD
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✨✧ Sun RaSound of Joy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Transition/Delmark, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Something of a "lost" album from Sun Ra – material initially intended as his second album for Transition records in the 50s, but not issued until a decade later when Delmark Records was first putting the Chicago underground on the map! The sound here steps out nicely from the first Transition session – and Ra is already a bit bolder, not just in his structure of the songs, but in the way he handles his piano – with some darker notes and tones, more exotic phrasing, and even some very early use of electric piano – already with the haunting qualities that would show up more strongly in the Saturn years. Every member of the group is wonderful too – each with their own voice, spoken strongly and freely – in a lineup that includes Art Hoyle and Dave Young on trumpets, Julian Priester on trombone, Pat Patrick on alto and baritone sax, John Gilmore on tenor, Charles Davis on baritone, Victor Sproles on bass, William Cochran on drums, and Jim Herndon on tympani and timbali. Titles include "El Is A Sound Of Joy", "Overtones Of China", "Ankh", "Two Tones", "Saturn", "Reflections In Blue", and "Planet Earth". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "As You Once Were" and "Dreams Come True" – with vocals by Clyde Williams. CD
Also available Sound of Joy ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Byther SmithHold That Train ... CD
Delmark, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jason SteinLucille ... CD
Delmark, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", "Ryder's Uncle Dragon", and "Halls & Rooms". CD
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✨✧ Jason SteinLucille ... LP
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", and "Halls & Rooms". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles WilsonIf Heartaches Were Nickels ... CD
Delmark, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousHonkers & Bar Walkers Vol 3 ... CD
Delmark, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
22 songs from Eddie Chamblee, TJ Fowler, Sax Mallard & Roosevelt Sykes, Jim Conley & Memphis Slim, JT Brown, Wild Bill Moore, Floyd Taylor & Swinging Sax Kari. CD

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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsYoung At Heart/Wise In Time ... CD
Delmark, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic early stuff from Muhal – and one of his most beautiful albums! Side one of the LP, and first up on the CD is an extended performance of Sinatra's big hit "Young At Heart" – but the track's played solo by Abrams, and it's completely transformed into a long contemplative work of beauty. Truly georgeous – and a piece that utilizes open spaces in a way that's nearly unequaled! "Wise In Time" is a heavier work done by quintet with Leo Smith on trumpet and fluegalhorn, Henry Threadgill on alto sax, Lester Lashley on bass, and Thurman Barker on percussion – totally brilliant work! CD

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✨✧ Corey DennisonNight After Night ... CD
Delmark, 2017. Used ... Out Of Stock
Deep-burning Chicago blues from Corey Dennison – one of the few contemporary players who can still hold onto the electric fire from that moment when the Windy City scene first broke wide to much larger national appeal! Corey sings with a full, raspy style – and augments his lyrics with lots of heady guitar work – all in a style that's nicely lean, and which is never too over-adorned, or overproduced! The group's a quartet – with Gerry Hunt on second guitar, organ, and harmonica – and titles include "Phone Keeps Ringing", "Better Man", "I Get The Shivers", "Misti", "Hear My Plea", "Stuck In Chicago", "Troubles Of The World", and "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby". CD
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Also available Night After Night ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Paul GiallorenzoFlow ... CD
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pianist Paul Giallorenzo has a fantastic flow here – a deeply personal sound that certainly warrants the title – and which is set up beautifully in a trio with Josh Abrams on bass and Mikel Patrick Avery on drums! It's great to hear Abrams working as a sideman in a setting that's a bit more standard than some of his own projects – as his basswork is sublime, and really matches the pacing and energy of Giallorenzo's work on the keys – in a mode that's modern, but never too avant – with almost the freshness of some of the most inventive pianists of the 60s! Paul wrote all the tunes on the album, and they're extremely fresh – not overplayed standards, or easygoing melodies – but instead material that finds its own space and pace, but without ever calling undue attention to itself. Titles include "Flipd Scrip", "Over/Under", "Rolling", "Interstice", "Fractures", "A Way We Go", and "Lightness". CD
Also available Flow ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ JB Hutto & His HawksHawk Squat ... LP
Delmark, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most dynamic, most on-fire blues albums recorded during the 60s by Delmark Records – a set that bursts right out of the Chicago clubs with the guitar of JB Hutto firmly in the lead! Hutto's a killer right from the start – singing and playing with a ferocity that easily matches, if not beats, the bigger 60s names on Chess Records – and his style of inflection leaves us wondering how often he must have to change the strings, or maybe even his entire guitar! The album's got some great help in the small combo too – with Sunnyland Slim on organ and piano, and the unlikely Maurice McIntyre on tenor sax – blowing very well in a bluesy mode, before rising to later avant territory as Kalaparusha. Titles include "If You Change Your Mind", "Speak My Mind", "What Can You Get Outside That You Can't Get At Home", "20% Alcohol", "Hip Shakin", and "Send Her Home To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joseph JarmanSong For (first cover) ... LP
Delmark, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the first-ever recordings of the Chicago AACM scene – and an early set that has Joseph Jarman recording as a leader before founding the groundbreaking Art Ensemble Of Chicago. The group features some seminal Chicago players who are only now getting the credit they deserve in the history of avant garde jazz – trumpeter Billy Brimfield and tenorist Fred Anderson – plus work by the obscure Christopher Gaddy on piano and marimba, as well as the great percussionists Thurman Barker and Steve McCall. Titles are "Little Fox Run", "Adam's Rib", "Non-cognitive Aspects Of The City", and "Song For" -. LP, Vinyl record album
(7 West Grand pressing – nice and heavy!)

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✨✧ Magic SamBlack Magic ... LP
Delmark, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Rough-edged blues from the west side of Chicago – a stone classic from the mighty Magic Sam – a player who was taken from us all too soon! On the west side, they mix plenty of soul in with their blues – and you can definitely hear that on this stone smoker – a record that has roots in the same scene as Syl Johnson, whose modes definitely creep into the groove at times! Sam's combo here is mighty nice – with Eddie Shaw on tenor, Lafayette Leake on piano, and Mighty Joe Young on guitar – and titles include "Stop You're Hurting Me", "Easy Baby", "What Have I Done Wrong", "It's All Your Fault", "You Belong To Me", "You Don't Love Me Baby", and "San Jose". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Magic SamLive At The Avant Garde – June 22, 1968 ... LP
Delmark, 1968. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A hell of a great record from Magic Sam – a really well-recorded live set from a small club in Milwaukee, and an album that really gets at all the gritty genius that made Sam so great! The set's almost equal parts blues and soul – definitely the former, but with plenty of funky undercurrents of the latter, too – especially given the open setting, and the group's mighty strong drums from Bob Richey! Sam's vocals and guitar are wonderfully raspy, but super-sharp at the same time – and the only other instrumentation in the set is some mighty nice bass from Big Mojo Elem. Titles include "Hully Gully Twist", "I Need You So Bad", "Feelin Good", "You Belong To Me", "That's All Right", "Lookin Good", "San Ho Zay", "Every Night Every Day", and "It's All Your Fault Baby". Also features an LP bonus track – "I Found Me A New Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun RaSun Song (aka Jazz By Sun Ra) ... LP
Transition/Delmark, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sun Ra's first album as a leader – originally issued on the Transition label, but presented here in its better-known incarnation by Delmark Records! Even at this early point, Ra had a sound unlike any of his contemporaries – large group and modern, but not in a way that showed any similarities to work going on in New York or LA – a voice that was all his own, and already quite boldly stated, even in these early years! The format might be somewhat familiar – an ensemble with horns and rhythm – but the overall execution really starts to open up as the album moves on – with odd phrasings, timings, and unusual moments that live up to all the promise you might expect from Ra. Even Mingus and some of his better-known contemporaries weren't heading in these directions in the mid 50s – and the record is a proud showcase of the freedoms that players were often accorded in the less-trafficked Chicago scene of the time. Horns include Art Hoyle & Dave Young on trumpets, John Gilmore on tenor sax, Pat Patrick on baritone, Julian Priester on trombone, and James Scales on alto sax – and rhythm includes Jim Herndon on tympani, Robert Barry on drums, Wilbur Green on electric bass, and a young Richard Evans on acoustic bass! Titles include "Brainville", "Call For All Demons", "Transition", "Lullaby For Realville", "Street Named Hell", "New Horizons", "Fall Off The Long", "Possession", and "Future". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Malachi ThompsonJaz Life ... CD
Delmark, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(booklet has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Junior WellsOn Tap ... LP
Delmark, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Lincoln Ave pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Junior WellsSouthside Blues Jam ... LP
Delmark, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredible slice of Chicago blues – and maybe one of the most important contributions Delmark ever made to the Windy City scene! The album captures Junior Wells in all his rough and raw brilliance – working in territory that's quite similar to the Chess Records vibe of the early 60s – in a group that has Buddy Guy on guitar, Otis Spann on piano, and Louis Myers on a bit of extra guitar! Guy sings a bit, but Junior does most of the vocals – and also plays harmonica too – on titles that include "Blues For Mayor Daley", "Stop Breaking Down", "You Say You Love Me", "Trouble Don't Last Always", and "Baby Please Lend Me Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Southside Blues Jam ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Junior Wells with Buddy GuyHoodoo Man Blues ... LP
Delmark, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The incredible mid 60s album from blues singer and harp blower Junior Wells and his Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy! This is a most pivotal set in which Junior & his players don't sound as if they're trying to imbue blues tradition with urban grit and electricity – it simply seems to happen naturally, and you can really imagine when you hear this how it blue the minds of so many Brit and American rock & blues fellows who would come the recast the style with their own life and experiences, and pretty much take over popular music with it. Titles include "Snatch It Back & Hold It", "In The Wee Wee Hours", "Hey Lawdy Mama", "Hoodoo Man Blues", "Yonder Wall", and "Chitlin Con Carne". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Franz JacksonSnag It ... CD
Delmark, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Moroccos/Sheppards/Answers/PastelsBang Goes My Heart ... CD
United/Delmark, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Speckled RedDirty Dozens ... CD
Delmark, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Jason SteinLucille ... CD
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and tenor – horns that are often presented in counterpoint, tangling around each other beautifully – but always in a way that inspires further flights of sound – ala Jimmy Giuffre on the thinner reeds. There's no piano in the group – just deft drums by Tom Rainey and bass by Josh Abrams – and the intersection of Stein and Jackson is breathtaking throughout! Titles include Tristano-era gems "Marshmallow", "April", and "Wow" – plus versions of "Dexterity" and "Little Rootie Tootie" – and Stein's own "I Know You Were", "Ryder's Uncle Dragon", and "Halls & Rooms". CD

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✨✧ Junior Wells with Buddy GuyHoodoo Man Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Delmark, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
The incredible mid 60s album from blues singer and harp blower Junior Wells and his Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy! This is a most pivotal set in which Junior & his players don't sound as if they're trying to imbue blues tradition with urban grit and electricity – it simply seems to happen naturally, and you can really imagine when you hear this how it blue the minds of so many Brit and American rock & blues fellows who would come the recast the style with their own life and experiences, and pretty much take over popular music with it. Titles include "Snatch It Back & Hold It", "In The Wee Wee Hours", "Hey Lawdy Mama", "Hoodoo Man Blues", "Yonder Wall", and "Chitlin Con Carne". Great expanded digipak version too – with some rare bonus alternate takes and studio patter too! CD
 
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Henry ThreadgillJust The Facts & Pass The Bucket ... CD
About Time, 1983. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Overlooked genius from Henry Threadgill – one of his under-exposed 80s sessions for the About Time label, and work that's every bit as great as his better-known sides for Delmark or Black Saint! The group here has a nice sense of freedom and interplay – almost a quality that hearkens back to Threadgill's roots in the AACM, thanks to strong contributions from Craig Harris on trombone, Olu Dara on trumpet, Fred Hopkins on bass, Deidre Murray on cello, and both Pheeroan Aklaff and John Betsch on percussion. The tracks are nicely arranged, but never too stiffly – and titles include "Cremation", "Black Blues", "Gateway", and "Just The Facts And Pass The Bucket". CD

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✨✧ Anthony Braxton/George Lewis DuoElements Of Surprise ... LP
Moers (Germany), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little session that stands as one of Lewis' best records from the mid 70s, and which also provides a good setting for Braxton's work on soprano and alto. The pair return to their Chicago avant roots nicely, and the album reminds us a bit of Braxton's early recordings for Delmark. Features a nice reworking of Charlie Parker's "Ornithology", plus two originals by Braxton. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Living BluesIssue 255 – Vol 49, No 3 ... Magazine
Living Blues, 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
That's Baton Rouge bluesman Chris Thomas King on the cover – in an issue that also looks at fellow Louisiana singer Robert Finley, and drummer/vocalist Johnny Tucker – as well as a three volume set that traces the evolution of African American popular music in the late 19th and early 20th Century! There's also a great feature on Bob Koester and Delmark Records – turning 65 this year! Lots more too – blues news, reviws, and other short features. Magazine

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✨✧ Lester BowieNumbers 1 & 2 (50th anniversary edition) ... CD
Nessa, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Lester Bowie as a leader – and a set that stands in importance right next to the early Delmark AACM sides by Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell! Plus, the album's almost an early Art Ensemble of Chicago effort, given the lineup – which features Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn; Roscoe Mitchell on alto, soprano, clarinet, and flute; Malachi Favors on bass; and Joseph Jarman on alto, sopranino, and clarinet!. The session was cut in 1967 by Chuck Nessa, and it features performances of the tracks "Number 1" and "Number 2" – very much in the Art Ensemble mode, with alternating instrumentation, sharp attacks and spare moments, plus a good dash of humor! CD
 
 
 



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