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Eric AlexanderDead Center ... CD
High Note, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Another chapter of greatness from one of the greatest living tenorists in jazz – the mighty Eric Alexander, recording here in quartet formation with longtime partner Harold Mabern on piano! The album's got a fluid groove that's right up there with Alexander's best recent work for other Milestone – a timeless approach to soul jazz that's crafted with an ease and grace that few other players can match. Mabern's accompaniment is right on the money, and rhythm from the team of drummer Joe Farnsworth and bassist John Webber is never too cluttered, nor too laidback. As usual, Alexander's got a hell of an ear for a tune – and has come up with some great gems for the set, including Herbie Hancock's "Sonorisa", Mabern's classic "A Few Miles From Memphis", and Pat Martino's "Dead Center". Other tracks include "One For Steve", "It's Magic", and "Search For Peace". CD
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Eric AlexanderFirst Milestone ... CD
Milestone, 2000. Used ... $6.99
Excellent work from one of our favorite young tenor players! When Alexander first started out in Chicago, we'd catch him at southside gigs, either on his own or in Charles Earland's group – and we'd marvel at the richness of his playing, even though he was just an unknown young player in his early 20s! Since those years (not long ago!) Alexander's turned into one of the strongest voices of his generation – with a sound that's steeped in the traditions of tenor giants like Sonny Rollins, Tubby Hayes, and Frank Foster, yet which also has a great deal of youthful creativity. This album's one of his best so far – and it features Alexander in the company of a group that includes Harold Mabern on piano and Pat Martino on guitar, both super-soulful players who are a great match of the playing of the leader. Titles include "The Phineas Trane", "Stand Pat", "Night Song", "First Milestone", and "34 Was Sweetness" (Chicagoans will get that reference!) CD
(Out of print.)

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Eric AlexanderIt's All In The Game ... CD
High Note, 2006. Used ... $4.99
A hokey kind of cover, but a great little album – another easy winner from the team of Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern, easily one of the greatest pairs working together in jazz for the past decade or so! Alexander's got a tremendous tone on the tenor – finely-honed with the maturity of a later Dexter Gordon, but also open to fluid, free moments too – with a sense of joy and exploration that recall our favorite moments on mid 60s Blue Note or Prestige. Mabern is great too – warm on the keys, but never sloppy – a player more filled with soul these days than ever, and always a great accompanist to Alexander's shifting range of modes in a set like this. Drums are by Joe Farnsworth, another trustworthy regular partner to the pair – and Nat Reeves completes the quartet on bass. Titles include 3 excellent Alexander originals (always his best work on record) – "Typhoon 11", "Little Lucas", and "Open & Shut" – plus versions of "Where Is The Love", "Where Or When", "Ruby My Dear", and "It's All In The Game". CD
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Eric AlexanderMode For Mabes ... CD
Delmark, 1998. Used ... $6.99
A dynamic sextet outing from tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander – easily one of the best straight jazz albums recorded by the Delmark label in the 90s, put together with a rock-solid sound all the way through! Alexander's tenor would be enough to make the record great, but the album also features piano from perfect partner Harold Mabern – once Eric's teacher, but a player who's set on fire anew by his presence on dates like these. Other members of the group include trumpeter Jim Rotondi – nicely focused in the frontline here, and matching Alexander and trombonist Steve Davis on the heads with a classic sort of Blue Note energy. Bass is by John Webber and drums are by George Fludas – and titles include a great modal reading of "Naima", plus "Mode For Mabes", "Sugar Ray", "Erik The Red", "Love Thy Neighbor", "Stay Straight", and "For Heaven's Sake". CD

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Eric AlexanderNightlife In Tokyo ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $12.99
Always-great work from Eric Alexander – one of our favorite tenor players of the modern age, and a talent who gets better and better with each album! This one features Eric working with pianist Harold Mabern – in a wonderful union that's been forged over the course of a number of records, and which seems to be one of the greatest things that's happened to either player. Mabern lays out loads of wonderful modal lines in the set – keeping a rhythmic pulse that stretches out Alexander's solos in sweeping brilliance on the upbeat tracks, holding them back with gentle soul on the mellower ones. The rest of the group is completed by Ron Carter on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and titles include "Nemesis", "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "Nightlife In Tokyo", "Cold Smoke", "Island", and "Big RC". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderSecond Impression ... CD
High Note, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
The music of Eric Alexander never fails to amaze us – and even though we own dozens of his albums from previous years, a record like this can make us sit up and take immediate notice all over again! Alexander's not just a great tenorist, he's also a great tunesmith – able to roll out not just an impeccable solo of his own, but also always make sure that the whole tune is equally great – served up here in the wonderful unity of Harold Mabern on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – long-familiar players who have a lot to do with the overall strength of the album! Mabern plays a bit of Fender Rhodes on a few tracks – which makes for a nice change and a slightly different mood – and titles include "So Many Stars", "Jennie's Dance", "T Bone Steak", "Frenzy", "Full House", and "Blues For Mo". CD

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Eric AlexanderUp, Over & Out ... CD
Delmark, 1993. Used ... $4.99
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
(Booklet has a sticker remnant.)

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Eric Alexander, John Hicks, George Mraz, IdrisSolid ... CD
Milestone, 1998. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Eric AndersenMore Hits From Tin Can Alley ... LP
Vanguard, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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Eric BarberMaybeck Constructions ... CD
pfMentum, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Eric Boeren 4tetSong For Tracy The Turtle – Live At Jazz Brugge 2004 ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2004. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Federico Bonifazi with Eric AlexanderYou'll See ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A fantastic record from Italian pianist Federico Bonifazi – one that comes out of time recently spent in New York city, where he developed a fast friendship with bassist John Webber – whose work on the set really sounds tremendous! At some level, the record might be thought of as one of Webber's records with tenorist Eric Alexander – as Alexander makes a wonderful presence here, alongside drummer Jimmy Cobb, who completes the group – but there's also a very special relationship between Webber and Bonifazi, one that has the bassist's strong lines finding a new sense of color and life amidst Federico's great piano lines and original compositions – music that flows beautifully, and seems to give Alexander a different sort of voice as well. That's not to say that the American players aren't every bit as compelling as ever – because they are – just to say that Bonifazi's leadership helps the group flower into something new, and very special. Titles include "Steps House", "Sadness For You", "Suspended In The Air", "Escape", and "The Chicken". CD

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Eric BradleyMantiques – A Manly Guide To Cool Stuff (hardcover) ... Book
Krause, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 26.99
Remember when guys used to be butch? Remember when they weren't fussing over their hair, their skin care, or aromas – and instead just needed a handful of objects to state their identity! Those objects took on different categories – a cool car, a nice watch, hunting togs, or drinking gear – all of which are covered here in a full color book that's also partly a price guide too! The book divides its subjects into different categories – with chapters on pulp art, surfing collectibles, entertainment memorabilia, rare tools, vintage knives, and even early computers – in a hefty book with lots of full color images, and text on each item represented. We're not endorsing the prices, which are a bit random – but the book is a beautiful document of "guy stuff" from years gone by – when a dude was a dude, and didn't need to hideout in a man cave with his treasures. 176 pages, hardcover, full color. Book

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BrittenBilly Budd Op 50 – Thomas Hampson/Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Eric Halfvarson/Kent Nagano/Halle Orchestra ... CD
Erato (France), 1997. Used 2CD ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Eric DolphyTogether – Recorded Live At Dolphy's Home, Los Angeles 1954 ... CD
RLR (Spain), 1954. Used ... $12.99
An amazing early document of two musical geniuses – trumpeter Clifford Brown, then playing to great fame with the Max Roach group, and young saxophone genius Eric Dolphy, yet to make his mark on music with the Chico Hamilton combo! The tapes were recorded live at Dolphy's house in 1954 – and although the quality is a bit rough at times, the playing is extremely compelling – especially when comparing the sweetness of Brownie's trumpet to the harder edges of Dolphy's alto sax. The first 2 numbers feature Dolphy playing with the Brown/Roach group with Richie Powell on piano and Harold Land on tenor sax – followed by 3 more tunes with Land, Brown, and Dolphy, plus additional unnamed players. The set's completed by a spare number that has Clifford Brown soloing next to an unnamed pianist – and the total CD features 72 minutes of music, with titles that include "Deception", "Fine & Dandy", "Unknown Original Tune", "Crazeology", and "Old Folks". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eric BurdonSurvivor ... LP
Polydor (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(Includes all 5 inserts! Cover has price sticker remnants and pieces of clear tape on the seams.)

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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsBest Of Eric Burdon & The Animals Vol 2 ... LP
MGM, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsEric Burdon's Greatest Animal Hits ... LP
LA International, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsEvery One Of Us ... CD
MGM/BGO (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $15.99
Another gem from The Animals' overlooked late 60s years on MGM – a time when the group were easily making some of the most inventive music on the label! The styles here are even wider than before – definitely an attempt to showcase "every one of us" that made up the group – in a blend of spacey sounds, gentle folksy moments, and some of the rougher tones of previous MGM records. Many titles were written only by Burdon – a bit of a change from before – and showcase an increased use of acoustic guitar alongside his bleak vocals. Titles include "The Immigrant Lad", "Year Of The Guru", "Serenade To A Sweet Lady", "White Houses", "New York 1963/America 1968", and "Uppers & Downers". CD

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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsLove Is ... LP
MGM, 1968. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A fantastic double-length set from The Animals – recorded in LA in the late 60s, and with plenty of great Sunset Strip influences in the mix! The band here is different than before – with Zoot Money handling both organ and piano, plus a bit of vocals, and Andy Summers joining in on guitar – and production is by the group itself, who shake off some of the trippier styles of previous records, and almost go for a "live in studio" sort of sound! There's a confluence of styles here that's really great – some of the blues of the group's roots, bits of Eric Burdon's growing love of soul, and some fuzzier touches as well. Some tracks are quite long jams, and titles include "Gemini", "Madman", "As The Years Go Passing By", "To Love Somebody", and "I'm An Animal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
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Ahmed Abdul-MalikMusic Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik ... LP
New Jazz, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Amazing stuff from Ahmed Abdul-Malik – one of the early 60s most enigmatic jazz talents! Malik was Thelonious Monk's bassist for a few years, but by the time of this record, he was working in a very sophisticated cross-cultural mode – pulling together many different strands of jazz and Eastern music, forging them into a very unique sound. Unlike some of Malik's other records, which featured a style that was very heavy on Middle Eastern instrumentation, this one's got a very even blend of jazz, and features excellent work by Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Calo Scott on cello, Eric Dixon on tenor, and Andrew Cyrille on drums. Malik himself plays bass and oud, and the record's got a snaking mix of jazz and exoticism that's roughly similar to Yusef Lateef's work on Savoy, or some of Sun Ra's work from the time. Titles include "Nights On Saturn", "La Ibkey", "The Hustlers", and "Oud Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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American FlyerSpirit Of A Woman ... CD
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
An overlooked 70s supergroup – one whose members included Doug Yule of Velvet Underground, Eric Kaz of Blues Magoos, Steve Katz of Blood Sweat & Tears, and Craig Fuller of Pure Prairie League! Yet the sound here is maybe in the tight, smooth territory of that last group – rootsy elements brought together perfectly in the studio – with some of the blue-eyed soul that Kaz brought to his other solo work, set up here in an understated way that's a testament to everything these guys have learned over the years. Titles include "Victoria", "Dear Carmen", "Spirit Of A woman", "The Good Years", "I'm Blowin Away", and "Flyer". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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BandLast Waltz ... LP
Warner, 1978. Very Good 3LP ... $19.99
One of the most iconic rock and roll shows of all time – the late 70s farewell to The Band – and quite famously, much more final concert by an esteemed band, it's actually a rock, pop, folk, blues and soul summit that features The Band as the house band. This landmark document of the event has always been one of rock's more opulent releases – with appearances by Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Dr. John, The Staples and more. Includes "The From The Last Waltz", "Up On Cripple Creek", "The Shape I'm In", "Down In South New Orleans" with Bobby Charles, "Forever Young" with Bob Dylan, "I Shall Be Released (Finale)", "Rag Mama Rag", "Further Up The Road" with Eric Clapton, "Dry Your Eyes" with Eric Clapton, "Evangeline" with Emmylou Harris, "The Weight" with The Staples and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cutout hole, a split bottom seam, and some tape along the bottom seam.)

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Count Basie88 Basie Street (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Pablo/Analogue Productions, 1983. Sealed 2LP ... $79.99
Very fluid later work from Count Basie – a set that has that nice open-ended Pablo Records approach, but which still comes across with that brilliant Basie groove that first emerged most strongly in the 50s! Players are a mix of young and old, and the group includes Grover Mitchell and Booty Wood on trombones, Sonny Cohn and Jim Crawford on trumpets, John Williams on baritone, Eric Dixon on tenor and flute, Kenny Hing on tenor, Chris Woods on alto and flute, Joe Pass on guitar, and Cleveland Eaton on bass. Tracks are on the long side, and titles include "88 Basie Street", "Bluesville", "The Blues Machine", "Contractor's Blues", "Katy", and "Sunday At The Savoy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0261.)

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Count BasieBasic Basie ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1969. Used ... $2.99
Nothing basic about this album by Count Basie – as the album has the legend working for the MPS label – whose own big band scene he really helped inspire! The band here is really dynamic – working with great arrangements from Chico O'Farrill, who's inherent sense of groove really gets things going from the start – which creates plenty of energy for the horn work by players who include Bobby Plater and Marshall Royal on alto, Eric Dixon on flute and tenor, Eddie Lockjaw Davis on additional tenor, Grover Mitchell on trombone, and Oscar Brashear and Sonny Cohn on trumpets. Basie himself plays piano – with that legendary punctuated style that's still quite strong at this point – and titles include "M Squad", "Blues In My Heart", "Sweet Lorraine", "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", "As Long As I Live", and "I've Got The World On A String". CD

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie & The Kansas City Seven (Impulse/Jazz Heritage) ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $5.99
Stripped-down Count Basie from the start of the 60s – a great little set that has the Count working with some of the best players from his larger group, in a session of even more intimate small combo material! The sounds here echo the Basie groove of the earlier years, but the overall presentation is a fair bit more modern – nicely syncopated with that sense of space discovered by Basie in the 50s – and perfectly interpreted by players who include Thad Jones on trumpet, Frank Wess on flute, Frank Foster on tenor, Freddie Green on guitar, Eric Dixon on flute, and Basie himself on both piano and organ – the latter of which is quite a treat! Titles include "Secrets", "Count's Place", "I Want A Little Girl", "Tally Ho Mr Basie", "Senator Whitehead", "Whatcha Talkin", and "Shoe Shine Boy". CD
(Out of print Jazz Heritage Society pressing.)

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Mickey Bass Powerhouse EnsembleLive At The Jazz Corner Of The World ... CD
Early Bird, 2001. Used ... $5.99
The group here's definitely a powerhouse – a tight quintet led by bassist Mickey Bass, and featuring strong horn work from Antonio Hart on alto and Craig Handy on tenor! The set's got a long-blown, searing quality that burns a lot more brightly than some of Bass' other recordings – and the piano of John Hicks gives most of the tunes a comping modal energy that really drives them! Eric Allen completes the group on drums – and titles include "Sensation", "Soul Eyes", "Suite 2C", and "One For Trane". CD

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George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudu generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blind FaithBlind Faith (second cover) ... LP
Atco, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the superest of the late 60s supergroups – with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech! Titles include "Had To Cry Today", "Presence Of The Lord", "Do What You Like", "Sea Of Joy", and "Well All Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Kenny Burrell with the Jack McDuff QuartetCrash! ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... $14.99
Kenny Burrell joins the quartet of Hammond hero Brother Jack McDuff – in a session that's not only a classic Prestige cooker from the 60s, but also one of Kenny's most hard grooving albums of the decade! Jack's tight group really seem to push Burrell into some great new territory – a different groove than his Blue Note or Verve sides, with a bit more grit overall – although still plenty of those perfectly-chosen notes on his solos. Harold Vick's tenor sax is the main reed element here, although Eric Dixon also plays flute on one track – and remaining players include Joe Dukes on drums and Ray Barreto on congas, a player who didn't often work with Jack, but who's very welcome here. Tracks are longish, with an open-ended soul jazz feel – not really blowing session numbers, given McDuff's tight sense of rhythm, but a nice change from the usual. Titles include "Grease Monkey", "Nica's Dream", "Love Walked In", and "We'll Be Together Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Gary BurtonGood Vibes ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Gary Burton hits a sweet electric funky sound here – a great groove that really makes the album stand out from most of his other work! The support Burton gets is a big reason for the greatness of the date – as he's working in a group that includes Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on piano and organ, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Bernard Purdie on drums. The album's got a bit of trippiness to it – kind of in the style of some of Herbie Mann's funky production work for the Vortex label – and a few cuts have producer Joel Dorn working with Arif Mardin on the cuts, giving them a more expansive sound that pushes Burton's playing nicely. The vibes have a dark chromatic quality to them that sounds great next to the sweeter playing of the funky player – and the record's filled with nice numbers like "Vibrafinger", "Las Vegas Tango", "Boston Marathon", and "Leroy The Magician". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CBS Jazz All StarsMontreux Summit Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A really amazing little record – way more than usual for this sort of live recording – given that it features some very unique performances together by artists we've never heard on the same stage otherwise! The premise is simple, but wonderfully effective – in that the album brings together some of the leading lights of the Columbia/CBS jazz stable at the time – a massive lineup of talent from a few key generations in jazz, sounding surprisingly great hear together! All tracks are nice and long – and titles include a brilliant version of "Infant Eyes" by a quartet with Stan Getz on tenor and Bob James on piano; "Fried Bananas" with Dexter Gordon on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, Woody Shaw on trumpet, and George Duke on piano; "Bahama Mama" with Bob James on keyboards, Bobbi Humphrey on flute, Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitars, and Billy Cobham on drums – and the long jam session tracks "Montreux Summit", "Blues March", and "Andromeda" – which feature work from most of the players above, all working in one large group – plus added flute from Hubert Laws and Thijs Van Leer, percussion from Ralph Maconald, and bass from Alphonso Johnson. LP, Vinyl record album

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CBS Jazz All StarsMontreux Summit Vol 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A wonderful follow-up to the first Montreux Summit album – and like that classic, a groundbreaking assemblage of some of the best jazz musicians of the 70s! The format here is slightly different – with more of a focus on smaller groupings of musicians, but still with a really fresh ear for unusual combinations – especially with players you're not always likely to hear together – all stretching out on some sweet longer tracks. Tunes include a version of "Moontrane" with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Dexter Gordon on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, and George Duke on Fender Rhodes; "Two Part Invention" with Bob James on piano and Hubert Laws on flute; "Kanon For Flutes", with work by Bob Militello and Thijs Van Leer on flutes, alongside Bob James on Fender Rhodes, Eric Gale on guitar, and Peter Erskine on drums; "Red Top" with Dexter Gordon and Stan Getz on tenor, and Maynard Ferguson and Woody Shaw on trumpet; "Rites Of Darkness" with George Duke on Fender Rhodes, Bob James on keyboards, and Steve Kahn on guitar; "Be Cool" with James on Fender Rhodes, Duke on keyboards, Bobbi Humphrey and Hubert Laws on flute, and Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitar; and a sweet take on James' "Night Crawler" – with Stan Getz on tenor, Bobbi Humphrey and Hubert Laws on flute, Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitars, and Bob James himself on Fender Rhodes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Charles River Valley BoysBeatle Country ... LP
Elektra, 1966. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Country takes on Beatles tunes – recorded in Nashville, with work by Jim Field on guitar and vocals, Joe Val on mandolin, and Bob Siggins on banjo – plus dobro and some lead guitar from Eric Thompson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label Elektra pressing! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Sonny ClarkLeapin & Lopin (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. Used ... $14.99
A killer hardbop session from the early 60s – one of Sonny Clark's later sides for Blue Note, and an album that features a great lineup of players that includes lesser-known Blue Note hornmen Charlie Rouse and Tommy Turrentine! The record crackles with the energy and imagination of Clark's best work for the label – leaping and loping along the grooves with a free-thinking approach to the tunes, and coming up with some exotically-tinged takes on the hardbop sound of the time – yet still allowing plenty of space for searing solo work. Ike Quebec joins the group on a few tracks as well, and titles include some of Clark's best compositions – like "Melody for C" and "Voodoo" – as well as the tracks "Eric Walks", "Midnight Mambo", and "Deep In A Dream". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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✨✧ ClioClio ... CD
Ugo & Play/Think (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... $23.99
Dreamy French pop from Clio – a contemporary singer, but one who hearkens back to our favorite chanteuses of years past – especially the hip wave of Parisian talents in the late 60s! The approach here is gentle and laidback – a bit in the pace of Jane Birkin, but maybe set to more of the acoustic guitar lines that you'd hear in the music of Francoise Hardy – which really personalizes the vocals, and underscores the poetry that's both in Clio's lyrics and her wonderful style of singing them! The vocals have a slight rasp – this gentle catch that really makes them powerful, but in a subtle sort of way – never overdone, as in a film performance by Jeanne Moreau. Titles include "Eric Rohmer Est Mort", "Simon", "Des Equilibristes", "Le Bout Du Monde", and "Plein Les Doigts". CD

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Mark ColbySerpentine Fire/One Good Turn ... CD
Tappan Zee/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of sweet funky fusion gems from Mark Colby – back to back on a single CD! Serpentine Fire is an overlooked gem from Bob James' Tappan Zee empire of the 70s – that label that provided the perfect platform for artists to grow a bit more after the CTI years! Reedman Mark Colby is a newcomer to this scene, but hits a groove that's instantly in the best CTI/Kudu mode – with funky jazz backings that often have that laidback, spacious style that's more soulful than jamming fusion – served up by players who include Bob James on Fender Rhodes and piano, Eric Gale and Steve Khan on guitars, Steve Gadd on drums, and Hiram Bullock on some electric guitar. Colby himself plays tenor and soprano sax – and titles include a nice remake of Earth Wind & Fire's "Serpentine Fire" – plus "King Tut", "Renegade", "On & On", and "Daydreamer". On One Good Turn, reedman Mark Colby really comes into his own – crafting sweet lines on tenor and soprano sax, in modes that extend previous 70s fusion work from artists like Stanley Turrentine or Grover Washington Jr! Like both of those giants, Colby gets great backing here in a spacious electric style that allows plenty of room for the solos in the lead – with artists who include Bob James and Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes, Eric Gale and Steve Khan on guitars, and Mike Mainieri on vibes. Titles include "Capativa", "Village Zoo", "Peace Of Mind", "Skat Talk", and "Macbeth". CD

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John ColtraneAfrica/Brass Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1961. Used ... $8.99
Quite a different album than usual for John Coltrane, but a classic one too – and a set that has the great one exploring his ideas in a set of longer tracks recorded with an expanded jazz orchestra! The format's hardly the mainstream big band of the time – as Coltrane's filled the group with very hip players – including Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, Julian Priester, and Eric Dolphy – in addition to usual compatriots who include McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, and Elvin Jones. The tunes have a soaring, modal sort of pulse – one that's filled with color and light from the addition of the other horn players, but which still has plenty of space for extended, exploratory solos. Coltrane plays both tenor and soprano sax – and titles include the legendary 16 minute track "Africa", a classic reading of "Greensleeves", redone here as a modal searching spiritual track, and "Blues Minor". With Vol 2 the tracks feature Trane leading a group young modernists through a set of larger arranged charts, woven tightly together in a soulful spiritual groove that's similar to some of Max Roach's projects like this from the same time. Players include Booker Little, Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Reggie Workman, and Julius Watkins – and the album includes an alternate version of "Africa", plus "Greensleeves" and "Song Of The Underground Railroad". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneGentle Side Of John Coltrane ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A mellow set of ballads, taken mostly from Trane's first few years at Impulse – in various formations that have him working with his classic quartet, plus guests like Johnny Hartman, Eric Dolphy, or Duke Ellington. Titles include "Soul Eyes", "What's New", "Dear Lord", "Lush Life", "Wise One", "My Little Brown Book", "The Spiritual", and "After The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label ABC pressing.)
 
 
 



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