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Booker Ervin with Dexter GordonSetting The Pace ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good ... $6.99
Twin tenors head to head – in an album that's one of the most open-ended and jamming sets that Booker Ervin recorded for Prestige in the 60s! The album's a live date from Germany – featuring Dexter Gordon joining Ervin on the stage for some very long, extended solo work – the sort that Dex was starting to do heavily overseas at the time, and which is relatively new territory for Ervin – at least on record. Other players include Jaki Byard on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums – but the clear starts of the set are Booker and Dexter – blowing in a range of modern and soulful modes throughout their extended solos. Album features 2 side-long tracks – "Setting The Pace" and "Dexters Deck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has splitting on the seams.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonApartment ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A standout 70s set from Dexter Gordon – one that's a bit tighter than some of his longer-blown dates from overseas – and which almost sparkles with the same power as his 60s albums on Blue Note! The group here is nice and tight – with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all grooving in a style that's sharply focused, and which really sets the stage for Dex's wonderful tone on the solos. Pedersen's bass is great too – sometimes stepping out with a presence not usually heard on a set like this – and titles include the Gordon originals "The Apartment", "Antabus", and "Candlelight Lady" – plus "Wee Dot" and "Old Folks". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a small split on the top seam & some light wear.)

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Dexter GordonBiting The Apple ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(US pressing on Inner City.)

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Dexter GordonCandlelight Lady ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Dexter Gordon in one of his greatest settings ever – playing live in the familiar confines of the Montmartre jazz club in Copenhagen, with sublime trio backing from Kenny Drew! The tracks are long and open – that style that Dex perfected with Steeplechase Records, which provides such a great showcase for his solo talents – and the album's a great illustration of why we never get tired of Gordon in this format! Each track pushes the 10 minute mark – and Dexter's got this bold, strong tone on tenor – but also these personal, very feeling qualities as well – the undercurrent of soul that he never seemed to develop until the later years of his life – underscored by Drew's work on piano, plus Mads Vinding on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. Tracks include the long originals "Sticky Vicket", "Candlelight Lady", "Montmartre", and "The Rainbow People" – plus "Old Folks" and "There Is No Greater Love". CD

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Dexter GordonGettin' Around ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
A really unusual album for Dexter Gordon – one that has him working in a quintet with vibes by Bobby Hutcherson! Hutcherson's sound really transforms the session, giving it a shimmering middleground that disperses the dominance that Gordon's tenor usually has – and creating a warm, fluid feel that's really great. Barry Harris is in the group on piano – providing some wonderful accompaniment that's a great fit for Hutcherson's vibes – and the rest of the group is completed by the excellent rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Billy Higgins on drums! The album includes a great version of "Manha de Carnaval", plus a Dex original, "Le Coiffeur" – and the tracks "Heartaches", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter GordonHomecoming ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Dex's famous return to New York in the mid 70s – recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1977, and featuring some of his best group-heavy playing of the decade! The quintet is fantastic – and includes Woody Shaw, Ronnie Matthews, Stafford James, and Louis Hayes. Features versions of Shaw's "Little Red's Fantasy" and "In Case You Haven't Heard", Matthews' "Let's Get Down", Jimmy Heath's "Gingerbread Boy", and Gordon's own "Fenja" and "Backstairs". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonKing Neptune – Dexter Gordon In Radioland Vol 3 ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1964. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Dexter mostly plays tenor, in this great 1964 date with Tete Montoliu on piano – but he also vocalizes a bit on a version of the Benny Green tune "I Want To Blow Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonManhattan Symphonie ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Later genius from Dexter Gordon – an album recorded upon his return to the US in 1976, and done in a style that breaks the bounds of some of his sessions in Europe! Gordon seems to take new life in the recording – moving past the simple role of main soloist on familiar tunes, and stepping into a much more strongly group-minded leader – one who grooves easily with the piano of George Cables, bass of Rufus Reid, and drums of Eddie Gladden – in a session that's overflowing with soulful invention. Even older tunes take on a new spark of life in these arrangements – and Gordon's phrasing has this "bite" that comes through beautifully, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Tanya", "I Told You So", "LTD", "Moment's Notice", and "As Time Goes By". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonMonmartre Collection Vol 1 ... LP
Black Lion (UK), 1967. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of the first great European statements from tenorist Dexter Gordon – a 1967 live recording that really lets Dexter stretch out, and show an even deeper side of his talents than on his 60s albums for Blue Note! The rhythm section here is rock solid – Kenny Drew on piano, Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a unit that still retains the sharpness of the Blue Note dates, but also has the energy to "go long" as Gordon pushes a few of the numbers on the set well past the ten minute mark. Gordon's solos are wonderfully imaginative and expressive – and titles include "Devilette", "For All We Know", "Doxy", and "Sonnymoon For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Dexter GordonOur Man In Paris ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features Parisian bassist Pierre Michelot, plus Americans Bud Powell on piano and Kenny Clarke on drums – two players who were already making a bit name for themselves overseas. The album's a perfect link between Gordon's earlier American work and his long string of European sessions to come – and titles include a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and "Night in Tunisia". The format is simple, but the sound is magic – classic Dexter Gordon in a tight Blue Note mode! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Dexter GordonSoy Califa – Live From Magleaas Hojskole 1967 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $26.99
An ultra-rare performance from Dexter Gordon – one at a high school in Denmark at the same time he was really beginning to take off at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen! The group here is similar to one that was working with Dex in the club – Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a rollicking rhythm section that really takes off on the title track – a searing rendition of "Soy Califa", which is one of our favorite Dexter Gordon tunes from the Blue Note years. The set then slides into a laidback reading of "Shadow Of Your Smile", with Dex blowing soulfully and deep – and the record concludes with a tight boppish version of "Blues Up & Down", with lots of room for long tenor and piano solos! The playing is great, but we should say that the recording quality seems to have the bass more upfront than both the piano and tenor – so the mix is a bit unusual. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Dexter Gordon & Slide HamptonDay In Copenhagen ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1970. Used ... $7.99
A tremendous European meeting of tenorist Dexter Gordon and trombonist Slide Hampton – brought together in this impeccable sextet session for MPS – a real standout in the label's straight jazz catalog over the years! By the time of the set, Gordon had been working heavily in Europe, especially Copenhagen – a locale where he was given ample freedom to stretch out and really explore his tone and phrasing. Hampton had also kicked around the continent a fair bit too, but in a tighter format, doing arrangements for others and working in bigger groups – and it's actually his careful touch that really helps shape the sound of the set – by bringing Gordon's groove into a focus more strongly than before, and reminding us that Dex was a great group player when he wanted to be! The frontline features Gordon's tenor, Hampton's trombone, and the trumpet of Dizzy Reece – often stating the heads in a fluidly soulful way, then breaking out nicely with individual voices – very much in the best Blue Note mode. Rhythm is by the trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and titles include 3 excellent originals by Hampton – "A New Thing", "My Blues", and "A Day In Vienna" – plus a wicked almost-Lee Morgan-esque take on "What's New", and versions of "Shadow Of Your Smile" and "You Don't Know What Love Is". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dexter Gordon/Ben WebsterTenor Titans ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969/1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Never-issued work from these two tenor titans – all recorded in Copenhagen, where both musicians found a welcoming home in the later years of their lives! The album presents Gordon solo on two numbers first – one a long quartet track with pianist Thomas Clausen, then with the larger Danish Radio Jazz Group, directed by trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg. Then the set moves on to a track that has Webster workihg with Clausen – before the record then moves into especially nice work that features both tenorists together, either in a Clausen group, or working with pianist Kenny Drew! All tracks follow strongly in that mature, expressive mode the Storville label allowed both musicians – especially Gordon – and titles include "Sticky Wicket", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Perdido", "C-Jam Blues", and "Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me". CD

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✨✧ Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris, et alSilver Blue ... LP
Xanadu, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the most cooking work of the 70s from Dexter Gordon – and that's saying a lot, given all his overseas sessions and late-life work for Columbia Records! The format here is different than both of those, though – in that it's both a sharp hardbop set, with a real back-to-basics vibe – but also one that has much more of an overall group feel, instead of some of the longer-form solo vehicles that Gordon recorded for Steeplechase Records. There's definitely a blowing session vibe – tracks are long, and there's multiple soloists who each get extended time in the spotlight – but there's also a careful sense of structure, brought to the record no doubt by producer Don Schlitten – who'd handled classic dates in the past for Prestige. The group features both Gordon and Al Cohn on tenors, Blue Mitchell and Sam Noto on trumpets, Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – a hell of a lineup that really makes magic on "On The Trail", "Allen's Alley", and "Silver Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and splitting on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonBouncin' With Dex ... LP
Inner City, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Calling ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don't take the cover the wrong way – because this isn't one of those "phoned in" sessions that seem to turn up way too much in contemporary jazz! The album's a real classic from Dexter's first big "comeback" period – and represents the strength of his Blue Note years at their best! Gordon's rich, full tone isn't diminished a bit here – and his inventive blowing is given free reign on a set of quartet numbers recorded with Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The album's got a few strong originals from Gordon – "Soul Sister", "Ernie's Tune", and "I Want More – plus the very sweet Kenny Drew tracks "Modal Mood" and "Clear The Dex"! LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing – with RVG stamp. Cover is great, too!)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Gordon Featuring Joe Newman ... CD
Monad, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDoin' Allright ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Doin Allright? Dexter's doing great on this one – working with that fully mature Blue Note sound of his – a rich approach to soloing that keeps the tracks cooking with excitement! The group on the set's an all-star lineup that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums – and the tunes are a great blend of soulful rhythms and bop improvisation – heard especially well on the album's landmark tune "Society Red"! All tracks are great, though – and other titles include "You've Changed", "For Regulars Only", and "I Was Doing All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonGO ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal stuff – and one of Dexter Gordon's excellent Blue Note sessions with pianist Sonny Clark! Sonny's in fine fine form for the record, and in our opinion, he seems to be the most relaxed and inventive when accompanying Dexter Gordon – even over other Blue Note horn players, and that's saying a heck of a lot! Gordon's very much in the pocket on the record too – and doesn't spend too much time soloing around and around, and really goes for the tighter groove laid out by Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Cuts include "Cheese Cake", "Second Balcony Jump", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonManhattan Symphonie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later genius from Dexter Gordon – an album recorded upon his return to the US in 1976, and done in a style that breaks the bounds of some of his sessions in Europe! Gordon seems to take new life in the recording – moving past the simple role of main soloist on familiar tunes, and stepping into a much more strongly group-minded leader – one who grooves easily with the piano of George Cables, bass of Rufus Reid, and drums of Eddie Gladden – in a session that's overflowing with soulful invention. Even older tunes take on a new spark of life in these arrangements – and Gordon's phrasing has this "bite" that comes through beautifully, even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Tanya", "I Told You So", "LTD", "Moment's Notice", and "As Time Goes By". Plus, CD features 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks – "Ruby My Dear" and "Secret Love". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Manhattan Symphonie ... LP 3.99
 
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Kenny Barron & Mark ShermanInterplay ... CD
Chesky, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A great meeting between jazz piano legend Kenny Barron and the younger, brillant vibes player Mark Sherman – Barron being a veteran of top notch duo settings, and Sherman newer to it – but Sherman succeeds here mightily! Interplay couldn't be a more fitting title, as the pair are perfectly simpatico – working together on a range of material and a lone Barron original, it's wonderful from track-to-track – feeling like one of the coziest, strongest latenight jazz club sessions you'd ever be lucky enough to see. Includes nice takes on the tried-and-true "Afternoon In Paris", "Dear Old Stockholm" and "Indian Summer", the Barron composed waltz "Venture Within", Dexter Gordon's "Cheese Cake", the Charles Mingus gem "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", "Without A Song" and more. CD

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✨✧ Don ByasDon Byas Quartet Featuring Sir Charles Thompson ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Tenorist Don Byas may have waned a bit on the American scene by the end of the 60s – but the saxophone genius was alive and well overseas, where he got the chance to cut some amazing records like this! The set has Byas at the top of his form – maybe as openly expressive as Dexter Gordon on some of his great late 60s recordings from Europe, although with a slightly more compact, direct approach as well – one that's given a nice sort of punch here by pianist Charles Thompson, work works alongside the excellent bass of Isla Eckinger and drums fo Peter Schmidlin. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Autumn Leaves", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Loverman", "Stella By Starlight", and "Bag's Groove". CD

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Billy EckstineMister B & The Band ... CD
Savoy/Nippon (Japan), 1945/1946. Used ... $2.99
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from a host of famous boppers, his band was getting equal fame, too – a really legendary lineup that includes such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,Kenny Dorham, and Fats Navarro on trumpets; Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, and Gene Ammons on tenor; Leo Parker on baritone; Art Blakey on drums; and many other huge names too! The band was virtually a school for a whole generation of jazzmen to come – allowing them to play together, get to know each other, and spin off in important small groups – much in the way the Kenton group a few years later allowed so much development on the west coast. And amidst all this great music, Billy's vocals have never sounded better – much bolder and hard-swinging than in later years! CD
(Out of print.)

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Wardell GrayJazz Concert West Coast ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
LA bebop jam session material, featuring two long tracks recorded live in the city of angels! The sides give us a great picture of the kind of lively cutting jam sessions that were ripping through the Central Ave scene of the old days. Players include Dexter Gordon, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Howard McGhee, and Wardell Gray in the lead – and the two long tracks are "Disorder At The Border" and "Rocks N Shoals". One of two LPs that Savoy released in this format – and the first volume. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has some gloss peeleing and worn corners.)

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Lars GullinLiquid Moves Of Lars Gullin – Lost Jazz Files 1959 to 1963 ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $21.99
Swedish saxophonist Lars Gullin made some amazing records in the 50s and 60s, but most folks have never heard these tracks before – as they represent some lost tapes that are surprisingly great, and which will be a key addition to his catalog! Gullin's baritone is wonderful here – caught at that late 50s/early 60s point when he was really getting inventive, and starting to break from the pack, and really find a unique voice on his instrument – and the sessions feature some surprising musicians from the European and American jazz scene – including work by both Dexter Gordon and Barney Wilen on tenor, Sahib Shihab on alto and flute, Run Gustafsson on guitar, George Gruntz on piano, Flavio Ambrosetti on alto, and both Alex Riel and Pierre Favre on drums. Titles include "Bluesport", "Ablution", "The Flight", "I Love You", and "Out Of Bush". LP, Vinyl record album

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Angela JohnsonWoman's Touch ... CD
Purpose, 2008. Used ... $2.99
An incredible album from Angela Johnson – a set that's way more than the simpler soul of her roots – and which has Johnson emerging as a tremendous new force in contemporary soul! The album's something of a "producer" set – as Angela wrote most of the tracks, and directs the production – but also mostly steps aside on vocals, to allow for contributions from a superstar lineup that includes Rahsaan Patterson, Julie Dexter, Eric Roberson, Gordon Chambers, Marlon Saunders, Monet, Lisala, Maysa Leak, and Frank McComb! The real genius of the set, though, is in the way that Johnson brings all these different talents together in a really unified sound – a way that makes for a record that still holds onto its own sense of soul, even amidst these heavy-hitters – and which marks Angela as a really classic producer from the old school, one with an undeniable mark on her music. There's a warmth and depth here we never would have expected in Johnson's music a few short years ago – even though that was still already plenty great – and the album features titles that include "More Than You Know", "Not The One", "Get Away", "Wait On A Maybe", "Cryin Over U", "Play", "Let Me Know", "Here I Stand", "Dream Flight", "That's Just The Way", and "Walkin". CD

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Hakon KornstadTenor Battle ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. New Copy ... $19.99
The title's a bit misleading – as the record's hardly the sort of tenor battle you might have heard from Wardell Gray and Dexter Gordon back in the day – and instead, the title's a bit of a pun, in that Hakon Kornstad plays both tenor sax, and sings in a tenor voice too! The record opens up in this really magical flow that begins with the saxophone sound of Hakon Kornstad, and blends in sublime sounds on instruments that include harmonium, cimbalon, harpsichord, and percussion – plus some excellent work from bassist Per Zanussi, who really grounds the whole thing. The record's easily one of the most compelling we've heard from Kornstad so far – that's saying a lot, given the strength of his other albums – and Hakon's got this new level of sensitivity that really comes through in the way he approaches his sound – not just his core performance on tenor, but also his use of a bit of flute, and process of looping live with the instrumentation too. Many of the compositions are from operatic sources – part of Kornstad's growing fascination with the format – and Hakon also sings a bit, in this stunning tenor voice that's really wonderful – completely captivating, especially amongst this instrumentation – and never forced or hokey at all. We'd hardly believe that such blend could come off so well – but it does, and with uniquely beautiful results – on titles that include "Je Crois Entendre Encore", "Song Of India", "En Fermant Les Yeux", "Morgen", and "Marechiare". LP, Vinyl record album

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Karin Krog & Scott HamiltonBest Things In Life ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
One of the most swinging albums we've heard from vocalist Karin Krog in years – thanks to tight backing from a combo that also includes the great Scott Hamilton on tenor! The album's got the classic, easygoing flow of most of Scott's best work – a simple, no-nonsense style that's steeped in tradition, but carried off with a crisp, contemporary vibe – at that level that makes Hamilton one of the stronger tenorists in a line that goes back to Ben Wester and Lester Young. His approach really warms things up, and makes things a bit different than some of Krog's records with more experimental reed players, or without much backing at all – and the feel here is almost like Karin's classic 70s album with Dexter Gordon. Rhythm is from Jan Lundgren on piano – whose presence also really shapes the record – and Hans Backenroth on bass and Kristian Leth on drums. Titles include "Will You Still Be Mine", "How Am I To Know", "We Will Be Together Again", "Shake It But Don't Break It", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", and "I Must Have That Man". CD

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Karin Krog with Warne MarshI Remember You ... CD
Spotlite/Meantime (Norway), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
Essential work from vocalist Karin Krog – one in a number of sessions cut with some of the best saxophonists of her time (Dexter Gordon, Archie Shepp, John Surman) – a record that features some incredible late tenor from Warne Marsh, set beautifully alongside one of the few vocalists who could match him! Instrumentation for the record comes only from Warne's tenor and the bass of Red Mitchell – leaving Karin plenty of room to open up with imaginative interpretations of the tunes – and almost letting Marsh emerge as a second "voice" that contributes equally to the album. The approach is wonderful – spare and moody, but extremely soulful – and even familiar chestnuts sound completely fresh in the setting. Titles include "I Remember You", "Trane", "Moody's Mood For Love", "Loverman", and "Speak Low". CD also features 3 bonus alternate takes! CD

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Les McCannInvitation To Openness – The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy ... $28.99 39.99
An incredible lost side of the many talents of the great Les McCann – the ultra-hip pianist, singer, and jazz composer who we've loved for years! This book showcases McCann's lesser-known skills as a photographer – a subtle shutterbug who would often take pictures in the same spaces he was performing – gaining backstage access to other musicians, and also shooting them in performance as well – all with a sensitivity that goes far beyond the usual music journalist photographs! The candid shots are especially wonderful – and capture various musical legends in ways we've never seen before – often a bit tuned-down, and much more down to earth than you might expect. The heavy book features a wealth of subjects – including Stevie Wonder, Sonny Rollins, Tina Turner, Ben Webster, Grover Washington Jr, Donald Byrd, Muhammad Ali, Average White Band, James Coburn, John Coltrane, Bill Cosby, Paul Desmond, Angie Dickenson, Eugene McDaniels, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Pops Staples, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Redd Foxx, Duke Ellington, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and dozens more. 200 pages, hardcover, oversized, and filled with black and white images! Book

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Pony PoindexterPony's Express (plus bonus track) ... CD
Epic (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by the mighty Pony Poindexter – a great reedman who made great waves on both sides of the Atlantic in the 50s and 60s! Pony first rose to fame in the band of Count Basie, but he's also got a pedigree that includes work in both New Orleans and San Francisco, and key later sides in Europe for MPS and other labels. This rare Epic set has Pony working as the lead soloist in a screaming hard sax section that includes Eric Dolphy, Gene Quill, Clifford Jordan, Sonny Red, Phil Woods, and Dexter Gordon – all top-shelf players willing to take second seat to Pony, and let him stretch out in the lead! The group's a largish one, but Pony breaks out with some beautiful soulful solos on alto and soprano sax – supported by a tight rhythm section that includes Gildo Mahones on piano. Titles include "Lanyop", "Pony's Express", "Cattin Latin", "Blue", and "B Frequency". CD also features a bonus alternate take of "Lanyop". CD

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VariousUncompromising Expression – The Story Of Blue Note In 75 Singles (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $44.99 69.99
A surprisingly cool package from Blue Note Records – especially given its unassuming cover! The 5CD set looks at a really overlooked side of the Blue Note legacy – the label's strong line of 78 and 45 rpm singles over the years – many of which featured different mixes or performances than the better-known album recordings from the time! The set begins with the earliest years of Blue Note – and goes right up to the present, to include some rare promo or download-only tracks too – but the core focus is on the legendary Blue Note years of the 50s, 60s, and early 70s – with a tremendous amount of hard-to-find gems that were originally only issued as 7" records. The package features 75 tracks in all, with a sweet little book on all the material too – which includes all the session/lineup details for each cut – and titles include "The Thin Man" by Art Blakey, "Born To Be Blue" by Wynton Kelly, "Oop Pop A Da" by Bab's 3 Bips & A Bop, "Topsy" by Ike Quebec Swing Seven, "Summertime" by Sidney Bechet, "Safari" by Horace Silver, "Roccus" by Lou Donaldson, "Senor Blues" by Bill Henderson, "Blue Train (part 1)" by John Coltrane, "Oscalypso" by Curtis Fuller, "DB Blues" by Kenny Burrell, "The High & The Mighty" by Jimmy Smith, "Message From Kenya" by Art Blakey & Sabu, "Ain't No Use" by Jimmy Smith & Bill Henderson, "The Rake" by Dizzy Reece, "True Blue" by Tina Brooks, "One Mint Julep" by Freddie Hubbard, "Ernie's Tune" by Dexter Gordon, "Our Miss Brooks" by Harold Vick, "Miss Ann's Tempo" by Grant Green, "Change" by Donald Byrd, "Chicago Damn" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Theme From Electric Surfboard" by Jack McDuff, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Robert Glasper, "Holding Onto You" by Derric Hodge, and "I Can't Stand The Rain" by Cassandra Wilson. CD

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✨✧ Wardell GrayWardell Gray Memorial Album Vol 2 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best-ever documents of the young genius of tenorist Wardell Gray – exactly the kind of music that shows why he was one of the biggest and best of the bop saxophonists – before he was taken away from us all too soon! The material here was originally issued on 78s or 45s, and comes together as a great full length representation of Gray at his best – and on this second volume, Wardell works in some bigger groups on great long tracks with a nicely jamming feel! Players include Sonny Criss on alto, Art Farmer and Clark Terry on trumpet, Dexter Gordon on tenor, and Hampton Hawes on piano – and titles include "Move", "Scrapple From The Apple", "Lover", "Farmer's Market", "April Skies", "Jackie", and "Sweet & Lovely". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hakon KornstadTenor Battle ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The title's a bit misleading – as the record's hardly the sort of tenor battle you might have heard from Wardell Gray and Dexter Gordon back in the day – and instead, the title's a bit of a pun, in that Hakon Kornstad plays both tenor sax, and sings in a tenor voice too! The record opens up in this really magical flow that begins with the saxophone sound of Hakon Kornstad, and blends in sublime sounds on instruments that include harmonium, cimbalon, harpsichord, and percussion – plus some excellent work from bassist Per Zanussi, who really grounds the whole thing. The record's easily one of the most compelling we've heard from Kornstad so far – that's saying a lot, given the strength of his other albums – and Hakon's got this new level of sensitivity that really comes through in the way he approaches his sound – not just his core performance on tenor, but also his use of a bit of flute, and process of looping live with the instrumentation too. Many of the compositions are from operatic sources – part of Kornstad's growing fascination with the format – and Hakon also sings a bit, in this stunning tenor voice that's really wonderful – completely captivating, especially amongst this instrumentation – and never forced or hokey at all. We'd hardly believe that such blend could come off so well – but it does, and with uniquely beautiful results – on titles that include "Je Crois Entendre Encore", "Song Of India", "En Fermant Les Yeux", "Morgen", and "Marechiare". CD
Also available Tenor Battle ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Teddy Edwards & Houston PersonHorn To Horn ... CD
Muse, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two tenor greats pay tribute to a host of other tenor greats – but with results that are quite different than you might expect! The album's hardly the type that just revisits familiar cliches from tenor giants of years past – and instead, the team of Houston Person and Teddy Edwards really bring a lot of themselves to the record – working through modes previously expressed by John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, and others – but all in ways that are more than solid enough to stand on their own. Of course, they've got some great help here in the rhythm section – Richard Wyands on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums – the latter two of whom we'd be happy to hear in anyone's company. Titles include "Equinox", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Body & Soul", "Talk Of The Town", "That's All", and "Out Of Nowhere". CD

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✨✧ Booker ErvinTrance ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing record from the legendary Booker Ervin – and a set that really does a great job of bridging his modernist tendencies and soul jazz roots! The title track – "The Trance" – is an amazing 20 minute number that takes up all of side one of the record – and features Ervin soloing in an incredibly imaginative way – not as boppish as on his set with Dexter Gordon, but more in the powerful-voiced style that he developed with Mingus. The rest of the group features Jaki Byard on piano (always a treat!), Reggie Workman on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums – and side two features a very moody take on "Speak Low", and a nice bluesy vehicle for Booker, entitled "Groovin At The Jamboree". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lars GullinLiquid Moves Of Lars Gullin – Lost Jazz Files 1959 to 1963 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Swedish saxophonist Lars Gullin made some amazing records in the 50s and 60s, but most folks have never heard these tracks before – as they represent some lost tapes that are surprisingly great, and which will be a key addition to his catalog! Gullin's baritone is wonderful here – caught at that late 50s/early 60s point when he was really getting inventive, and starting to break from the pack, and really find a unique voice on his instrument – and the sessions feature some surprising musicians from the European and American jazz scene – including work by both Dexter Gordon and Barney Wilen on tenor, Sahib Shihab on alto and flute, Run Gustafsson on guitar, George Gruntz on piano, Flavio Ambrosetti on alto, and both Alex Riel and Pierre Favre on drums. Titles include "Bluesport", "Ablution", "The Flight", "I Love You", and "Out Of Bush". CD also features three bonus tracks – "Get Out Of Town", "I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good", and "The Things We Did Last Summer" – all unusual vocal jam sessions recorded in Denmark with bassist Erik Moseholm. CD
Also available Liquid Moves Of Lars Gullin – Lost Jazz Files 1959 to 1963 ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Herbie HancockTakin' Off (non RVG edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Herbie Hancock is certainly Takin Off at this point in his career – stepping into the limelight with an excellent batch of soul jazz tunes, including the first recording of his classic "Watermelon Man", the one track that probably put all his kids through school! Although that one went on to become a standard within a few short years in 60s jazz, it still sounds great here in the original – a very fresh take on the sound of soul jazz in the 60s – offered up here in a 7 minute version that has more sharp soloing than most other takes on the tune! The group here is great too – with Dexter Gordon on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the tracks are all also originals by a young Herbie – including "Watermelon Man", "The Maze", "Driftin", "Three Bags Full", "Alone & I", and "Empty Pockets". Plus, this CD reissue features bonus alternate takes of 3 tracks on the album! CD
(Booklet has a promo sticker. CD has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesLittle Copenhagen Night Music ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great trio set – with Henry Franklin on bass and Michael Carvin on drums – plus a guest appearance by Dexter Gordon on the track "Dexter's Deck"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has cut corners.)

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✨✧ Teddy Edwards & Houston PersonHorn To Horn ... CD
Muse, 1994. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two tenor greats pay tribute to a host of other tenor greats – but with results that are quite different than you might expect! The album's hardly the type that just revisits familiar cliches from tenor giants of years past – and instead, the team of Houston Person and Teddy Edwards really bring a lot of themselves to the record – working through modes previously expressed by John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, and others – but all in ways that are more than solid enough to stand on their own. Of course, they've got some great help here in the rhythm section – Richard Wyands on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums – the latter two of whom we'd be happy to hear in anyone's company. Titles include "Equinox", "The Girl From Ipanema", "Body & Soul", "Talk Of The Town", "That's All", and "Out Of Nowhere". CD
 
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✨✧ VariousDylan, Cash & The Nashville Cats – A New Music City ... CD
Legacy, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A far-reaching, pretty incredible compilation of legendary tracks and surprising wildcard choices alike, recorded in Nashville in the late 60s and early 70s with the cream of the crop of top notch Music City studio musicians – really showing the creative dexterity of those Nashville Cats! Studious fans of music from the period know the studio musicians in Nashville were a heck of a lot more than just country music cogs in the wheel. Listen beyond the vocals and you hear the most intuitive, brilliant playing – whether they're being called to hold a steady waltz pattern or color in subtle strains of soul, or even psychedelia – and this wildly diverse set is a testament. It's titled Dylan, Cash & The Nashville Cats because so many acts clamored to record with the geniuses behind the scenes in Nashville in the wake of paradigm shifting recordings like Dylan's Blonde On Blonde, and Dylan & Cash's then surprising camaraderie, and it's also in conjunction with a great Country Music Hall Of Fame exhibit. 36 tracks on 2CDs: "Absolutely Sweet Marie" by Dylan, the sample classic "Stone Fox Chase" by Area Code 615, "Turn Around" by The Beau Brummels, "Hickory Wind" by The Birds, "Some Of Shelly's Blues" by The Monkees, "Behind That Locked Door" by Ringo Starr, "Crazy Mama" by JJ Cale, "Matchbox" by Derek & The Dominos with Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins (Live on The Johnny Cash Show), "A Six Pack To Go" by Leon Russell, "The Way I Feel" by Gordon Lightfoot, "Harpoon Man" by Charlie McCoy & The Escorts, "It Ain't Me Babe" by Johnny Cash and much more. Includes a thick booklet of notes, too – truly a top notch, worthy tribute to the unsung heroes behind the recordings! CD
 
 
 



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