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✨✧ Mike Taylor TrioTrio ... LP
Philips/Audio Clarity (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost set of modernist piano jazz from the British scene of the late 60s – very much in the mode of the best American work of the time by pianists like Steve Kuhn or Don Friedman! Taylor's got an incredible touch on the keys – a post-Bill Evans mode that uses space as much a sound, and which paints in broad colors and tones that seem to glisten in their own unique place in the musical spectrum. The sound is free, but never too "out" – and the trio performs a number of strong originals like "Just A Blues", "Two Autumns", "Guru", and "Abena" – plus completely transformed versions of "Stella By Starlight" and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Don FriedmanCircle Waltz ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great little set from Friedman – a vastly underrated pianist who's working here as a bright young modernist in a trio with Chuck Israels on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums. The tracks have a freedom that reminds us a lot of Bill Evans' early work, with a warm lyricism that never gets too hokey – yet isn't afraid to show itself in Friedman's original compositions. Titles include "Sea's Breeze", "Loves Parting", "Modes Pivoting", and "Circle Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob JamesOnce Upon A Time – The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions (180 gram pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Resonance, 1965. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
Rare material from pianist Bob James – and tracks that are a lot different than his funky Fender Rhodes albums of the 70s! The set is the first-ever issued of work recorded at Columbia University in 1965 – and the vibe is a bit like James' album for Mercury Records around the same time – a bit straight at point, but also with some surprising avant moments too – touches that make Bob part of that young generation of new experimental pianists, which would also include Steve Kuhn, Don Friedman, and the young Keith Jarrett! The first half of the set very much lives up to that mode – with a trio that features Larry Rockwell on bass and the great Bob Pozar on drums – on titles that include "Lateef Minor 7th", "Once Upon A Time", "Serenata", and "Variations". The second half is from later in the year, and is maybe more boppish overall – with a trio that features Bill Wood on bass and Omar Clay on drums – on titles that include "Indian Summer", "Solar", "Long Forgotten Blues", and "Airegin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing – on 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!)
Also available Once Upon A Time – The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions ... CD 16.99

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Mike WoffordStrawberry Wine – The Jazz Piano Of Mike Wofford ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Sealed ... $5.99
Excellent early work from pianist Mike Wofford – a player who'd show up more strongly in the 70s, but who's already in great form here in this early 60s session! The album's quite unique – not the mainstream piano trio material that you'd expect from a major label at the time, and more in a mode that recalls the early experiments of other 60s players like Don Friedman or Steve Kuhn – with an open sense of tone that rings out beautifully, and a way of breaking down rhythmic conventions in support of the sound. The overall album's still quite straight, but with a great deal of fresh feeling, especially for the time – and Mike's trio on the date includes John Doling on bass and John Guerin on drums. Titles include "Kay Note", "Moment", "I Know Your Heart", "Whim", "Three For All", and "Strawberry Wine". LP, Vinyl record album

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