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Curtis Fuller & The Jazz AmbassadorsJazz Conference Abroad (Trip) ... LP
Smash/Trip, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
An excellent jam-session set – featuring Curtis Fuller and a host of excellent American players that includes Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Sahib Shihab, Benny Bailey, Eric Dixon, and Patti Brown. The group's also joined by Europeans Stu Martin and Ake Persson – in very long tracks that have an open-ended, live jam session feel to them. This mix of players is very strong, and the set feels like it's more of an MPS/Saba set than the usual Smash/Mercury jazz outing from the time. Recorded in Switzerland in the mid 60s – and featuring long versions of "Stolen Moments", "Blue N Boogie", and "Scrapple From The Apple". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusPre Bird ... LP
Mercury, 1960. Very Good- ... $11.99
An unusual chapter in the label-hopping career of Charles Mingus – a one-off date recorded for Mercury right after Mingus' legendary sessions for Columbia! The format here may well be Mingus' most ambitious to date – as the album features larger groups than before, exploring a range of musical ideas that run from Charles' own highly political expressions of the Civil Rights era to some of his landmark explorations of Duke Ellington! As always, the individual players in the group are given a strong voice in the proceedings – and the record bristles with energy from solos by Ted Curson, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, Yusef Lateef, and a young Joe Farrell – as well as vocal performances by Lorraine Cousins, who sings on the classic "Weird Nightmare" and the haunting "Eclipse". A tremendous record throughout – filled with life, imagination, and boundless creativity – with titles that include "Mingus Fingus no. 2", "Weird Nightmare", "Eclipse", "Bemoanable Lady", "Half Mast Inhibition", and "Prayer for Passive Resistance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusPre Bird ... CD
Mercury, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
An unusual chapter in the label-hopping career of Charles Mingus – a one-off date recorded for Mercury right after Mingus' legendary sessions for Columbia! The format here may well be Mingus' most ambitious to date – as the album features larger groups than before, exploring a range of musical ideas that run from Charles' own highly political expressions of the Civil Rights era to some of his landmark explorations of Duke Ellington! As always, the individual players in the group are given a strong voice in the proceedings – and the record bristles with energy from solos by Ted Curson, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, Yusef Lateef, and a young Joe Farrell – as well as vocal performances by Lorraine Cousins, who sings on the classic "Weird Nightmare" and the haunting "Eclipse". A tremendous record throughout – filled with life, imagination, and boundless creativity – with titles that include "Mingus Fingus no. 2", "Weird Nightmare", "Eclipse", "Bemoanable Lady", "Half Mast Inhibition", and "Prayer for Passive Resistance". CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition.)
 
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AndersonMusic Of Leroy Anderson Vol 2 – Frederick Fennell/Eastman Rochester Pops Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has some light wear, and vinyl has a short click on one track.)

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✨✧ Luiz Bonfa/Eumir DeodatoGentle Rain ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A dreamy little soundtrack to this lesser-known film – but a real bossa classic from the 60s, featuring original tunes by Luiz Bonfa and orchestrations by Deodato! The sound of the set is really wonderful – sometimes fragile, sometimes full – with a juxtaposition that beautifully links American soundtrack modes of the 60s and some of the bossa innovations associated with Bonfa and Deodato. Deodato's orchestrations are possibly the best side of the set – often light and airy with a similar approach to his Os Gatos work – but served up here in shorter snippets that allow a lot of variation on color and theme throughout the record. Album includes classic readings of "The Gentle Rain", "O Ganso", and "Non Stop To Brazil" – plus the tracks "Judy's Story", "Please Help Me One More Time", "Copa Beach", "It's Tempting", "Saturday In Rio", and "Across A Table". CD

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GenesisIn The Beginning (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $18.99
Don't mix these guys up with the bigger-name Genesis – because this combo doesn't feature Phil Collins or Peter Gabriel – and instead is an American group from the late 60s that works in a sweetly melodic approach to psychedelia! Some tunes are heavy on the fuzz, with guitars right out front – but others have a slightly more baroque style that befits the group's image on the cover – little bits of woodwind and cello that sweeten the tunes nicely. But it's really the heavier guitars that make the record great – played sharply, and with great focus – sounding especially nice alongside some of the sweeter female vocals. Titles include a roaring 16 minute track titled "World Without You", plus shorter numbers like "Angeline", "Ten Second Song", and a version of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne". CD features the bonus track "The Long Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Skyscraper label pressing.)

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Dizzy GillespieNew Wave ... LP
Philips, 1962. Very Good ... $6.99
A lost bossa jazz classic from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded at a time when Lalo Schifrin was working in his combo! The record's got a cool, laidback kind of groove – one that's miles away from Gillespie's earlier bop work, and which shows him opening up his rhythmic conception strongly in the 60s. Rhythms are percolated by the piano of Schifrin, guitar of Bola Sete, bass of Chris White, and some well-chosen added percussion work – and the overall groove is one of the best American takes on the bossa jazz sound of the time, delivered with wonderful horn work from Dizzy on trumpet, Leo Wright on flute and alto, and Charlie Ventura on tenor! Even familiar tunes are transformed by the sound – and titles include "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town", "Careless Love", "Taboo", "One Note Samba", "Pergunte Ao Joao", and "Chega de Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury Wing pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Lars GullinPortrait Of My Pals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Sweden), 1964. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
A genius album from Swedish baritone giant Lars Gullin – and a set that's from a period that was much less documented on our side of the Atlantic! Gullin was one of the undisputed masters of the instrument, and his American recordings on Mercury and Prestige stand as proof to his talent – but his work from the 60s, done back in his native Sweden, has been lost for years – and is often deeper and more complicated than his US sides of the 50s! This set from 1964 features Gullin in the company of a host of very talented "pals" that includes some of the greatest talents in jazz in Sweden at the time – Rolf Billberg on alto, Jan Allan on trumpet, Harry Backlund on tenor, Torgny Nilsson on trombone, and Lars Sjosten on piano – all artists used by Gullin in varying combinations, working through these wonderful arrangements of original tunes that are among some of the best he ever wrote. The set features haunting arrangements that defy description, and which allow the soloists free room to express themselves in a manner that skirts between hardbop and modernism, but which always manages to swing! Titles include "It's True", "I've Seen", "Prima Vera", "Decent Eyes", "Gabriella", and "Portrait Of My Pals". CD also features 4 bonus tracks too! CD

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Roy Haynes & Quincy JonesJazz Abroad ... LP
EmArcy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Excellent work by both of the players listed as leaders – and the beginning of a huge tradition of American jazzmen in Europe that would culminate in the glory days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band scene! The record features sessions cut by Haynes in Stockholm, with Sahib Shihab on baritone and alto, Ake Persson on trombone, and Bjarne Nerem on tenor – plus sessions cut by Jones earlier in the same city, with Persson on trombone, Arne Domnerus on alto, Lars Gullin on baritone, and Art Farmer on trumpet. The tracks have a tightly arranged, but still swinging style – similar to the best hardbop work on Emarcy from the 50s – and the European soloists more than keep up with their US counterparts! Titles include "Hagnes", "Pogo Stick", "Little Leona", and "Jones' Bones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has gloss oxidation on front, and extensive notes in pen on back.)

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Prokofiev/Rachmaninov/Shostakovich/Liszt et alMercury Living Presence – The Russian Recordings (SR90300/SR90305/SR90309/SR90310/SR90329) (5LP 180 gram box set) ... LP
Mercury/Speakers Corner (Germany), 1962. Near Mint- 5LP (reissue)... $199.99
A document of the first time an American technial and musical staff recorded in the Soviet Union. Included are Piano Concertos by Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, and Liszt performed by Byron Janis, Shostakovich's Quartets Nos 4 & 8 by The Borodin String Quartet, The Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra performing Balaika Favorites, and more. A beautiful package – includes each LP in its own sleeve with original artwork and a book documenting the trip – in a deluxe wooden box with a plexi cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram stereo reissue – on Speakers Corner!)

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RunawaysRunaways ... CD
Cherry Red/Mercury (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
The glammy garage punk classic! Evil genius Kim Fowley + hard-rockin' underage girls + 1976 = one of the most immediately catchy, damn near illicit razor-edged trash rock albums ever! Although it was a joke to the rock literati of the time (and may still be. . .stupid snobs) this album was integral to the coming punk revolution – particularly the unpretentious Ramones brand. This Cherry Red edition has multi-fold notes on top of the original liner notes by the then 16-year-old Lisa Francher of BOMP Magazine, lyrics and vintage photos – plus those 10 innuendo-fueled gems: "Cherry Bomb", "You Drive Me Wild", "Is It Day Or Night", "Thunder", "Rock And Roll", "Lovers", "American Nights", "Blackmail", "Secrets" and "Dead End Justice". CD

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✨✧ VariousHi Fi A La Espanola – Frederick Fennell/Eastman Rochester Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Near Mint- ... $74.99
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(QUIEX SV-P 200 gram stereo reissue – on Classic Records!)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanComplete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury Vol 2 – Sings Great American Songs 1956 to 1957 (5CD set) ... CD
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gabor SzaboGabor Szabo In Stockholm (Small World/Belsta River) ... CD
Four Leaf Clover (Sweden), 1972/1978. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Very interesting work from Gabor Szabo – a double CD set that reissues two albums he recorded in Sweden during the 70s! Disc one contains the album Small World – a 1972 session that has Gabor on guitar and 12-string acoustic, with additional backing on some tracks that includes added guitar, electric piano, bass, and drums. The overall approach to the record is spare and free – much more introspective than Gabor's work in America at the time, with a lack of gimmicks that shows that overall, he wasn't as seduced by the funk he was putting out on records in the US. The other record, Belsta River, was recorded in 1978 – and has a bit more backing and electric feel than the other, but still stays in a freer mode than you'd expect from the time, especially given Gabor's slick work in America in the late 70s for Mercury. Titles include "24 Carat", "First Tune In The Morning", "Foothill Patrol", "Mizrab", "Lilac Green", and "My Kind Of People". CD

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✨✧ Quincy JonesBig Band Bossa Nova ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Perhaps THE greatest Quincy Jones album of the 60s – a hard-swinging batch of big band bossa tunes – and one of the greatest American takes on the bossa sound ever! Quincy really brings a lot of soul to the set – syncopating the bottom end of the tunes to really bring out the rhythms, and working with a jazzy flourish of horns that creates all these quick and clever little turns in the tunes! The sound's been heard most famously on the incredible track "Soul Bossa Nova" – an original by Quincy for the set, which has gone onto much greater fame through its use in the film Austin Powers, and a bazillion TV commercials! But the whole album's great too – and other tracks include "Serenata", "Lalo Bossa Nova", "Boogie Bossa Nova", and "Chega De Saudade". CD

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✨✧ JuniorJi (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The standout classic from Junior Giscombe – one of the more unique soul artists of his generation! The set's probably best known for its huge hit single "Mama Used To Say" – a killer cut with an incredibly catchy hook, and a groove that's lasted for years on 80s groove dancefloors – but the whole album's pretty darn wonderful overall, with slight twists and turns that are quite different than other mainstream soul sets of its type. Junior did the record in collaboration with producer Bob Carter, who also plays a fair bit of keyboards on the set – bringing in an airy, open feel that matches Junior's vocals wonderfully – in a sound that's somewhat sweeter than other male soul of the early 80s, but never in a way that's too soft or sleepy. Titles include "Mama Used To Say", "Too Late", "I Can't Help It", "Let Me Know", "Down Down", "Love Dies", "I Can't Help It", and "Darling You (Don't You Know)". Loads of bonus tracks too – including "Fame", "In Words", "Too Late (7" single)", "Too Late (alt version)", "Mama Used To Say (British party mix)", "Mama Used To Say (American rmx)", and "Mama Used To Say (American inst)". CD

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✨✧ Offenbach/GershwinGaite Parisienne/An American In Paris – Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Mono pressing. Cover has two light water stains in the bottom corners.)
 
 
 



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