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Tubby HayesJazz Genius – The Flamingo Era (3CD set) ... CD
Tempo/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1956/1957/1958/1959/1961. Used 3CD ... $11.99
Tubby Hayes is definitely a genius – we've been saying that for years, and it's nice to have a CD set that finally states it as proof! The UK tenorist was easily one of the best players going in the late 50s and early 60s – on either side of the Atlantic – and although Tubbs recorded a bit in the US, most of his work never hit these shores, as it was recorded for the Tempo label in England. This package nicely corrects that fact, and presents a sublime assortment of classic Tubby Hayes grooves from his best years – a period when he was often working in the company of co-tenorist Ronnie Scott, and also getting great accompaniment from the cream of the UK scene – including Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Terry Shannon and Bill LeSage on piano, Lenny Bush and Phil Bates on bass, and Tony Crombie and Bill Eyden on drums. The 3CD set brings together 6 albums from the Tempo label – Tubby Hayes & The Jazz Couriers, An Evening With Tony Kinsey, The Jazz Couriers In Concert, Jazz At The Flamingo, Tony Crombie & His Men, and London Jazz Quartet – some of which weren't under Hayes' name as a leader, but which still feature some very strong contributions on tenor, plus a bit of vibes and flute as well! 41 tracks in all – with titles that include "Runnymede Groove", "What A Gas", "Through The Night Roared The Overland Express", "Royal Ascot", "Cheek To Cheek", "Laker's Day", "Odd Man Out", "London Lament", and "Mirage". CD

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✨✧ Tony CrombieWhole Lotta Tony – Tony Crombie & His Friends ... CD
Ember/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record that's not just noteworthy for being a sweet early 60s date from British drummer Tony Crombie – but also for its great work on alto sax and flute from a young Harold McNair! McNair would go onto greater fame in the London scene of the late 60s – on both the jazz and rock fronts – but he already sounds wonderful here, and adds a sense of wit and whimsy to the record that Crombie's other albums don't usually have – a sly edge on both of his reed instruments that really makes the music sparkle with soul! Other great players include Tommy Whittle on tenor and bass clarinet, and Gordon Beck on both piano and harpsichord – the latter of which sounds especially great in a jazz setting. Titles include "Gut Bucket", "Round The Ouses", "Brazilia", "Flute Salad", "Journey's End", "The Gang Busters", and "Penthouse Party". CD
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Roy AyersBest Of Roy Ayers – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA, Late 70s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Fantastic music by one of the all-time greats – easily one of our favorite soul artists of the 70s, and a hell of a jazz musician too! The tracks here are all from Roy Ayers' landmark run at Polydor Records – a place where he turned his straight jazz sound of the 60s into a mix of spiritual, funky, and smooth-stepping grooves that are totally great! The collection brings together some of the key Ayers cuts that have broke big with the younger generation – some because of famous use as hip hop samples – and titles include "Mystic Voyage", "We Live In Brooklyn Baby", "Running Away", "Coffy Is The Color", "Don't Stop The Feeling", "Love Will Bring Us Back Together", "searching", "Gotta Find A Lover", and "Everybody Loves The Sunshine". CD

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✨✧ Norman ConnorsValentine Love – The Buddah/Arista Anthology ... CD (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A fantastic collection of work from Norman Connors – a musician who first started out playing drums in spiritual jazz groups at the start of the 70s, then moved on to take over the worlds of funk and soul! Connors' material of this time was essential at bringing a new sort of depth to soul music – taking some of the lessons learned in the farther reaches of the underground, and working them into a new tapestry of sophisticated expression – sounds that were able to fold together lots of styles and spirit, and help elevate their audience at the same time. This package might be the best we've ever seen to bring together Norman's work of the period – as it also includes some of the Aquarian Dream and Starship Orchestra recordings, as well as Connors tracks with singers who include Michael Henderson, Jean Carn, Gloria Jones, Prince Philip Mitchell, Phyliss Hyman, Eleanor Mills, James Robinson, Al Johnson, and Beau Williams. 34 tracks in all – and titles include "So Much Love", "Dindi", "Saturday Night Special", "We Both Need Each Other", "Captain Connors (12" version)", "Say You Love Me", "This Is Your Life", "Stella", "Handle Me Gently", "Your Love", "Invitation", "Be There In The Morning", "Take It To The Limit", "Mr C", "She's Gone", "You've Been On My Mind", "Melancholy Fire", "Romantic Journey", "Slewfoot", "Give The Drummer Some", "Valentine Love", "Once I've Been There", "Phoenix", "Once Again", "You Are My Starship", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "Kwasi", "Maiden Voyage", and "Disco Land". CD

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Bernard HerrmannFantasy Film World Of Bernard Herrmann ... CD
El (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $13.99
Most folks know Bernard Herrmann for his famous moody soundtracks for Alfred Hitchcock, or his late life genius on the Taxi Driver score – but Herrmann also had a great ear for more fantastic styles, too – and could turn his dark orchestrations into other cool spacey and watery styles too! This collection brings together the best of that music – work that had an undeniable impact on some of the Italian exotic scoring of the late 50s and early 60s, and which also has a bit more intimacy and character than the American soundtracks for bigger, more epic productions. CD features a total of 31 tracks, with a number of selections each from the films The Day The Earth Stood Still, 7th Voyage Of Sinbad, Ghost & Mrs Muir, Beneath The 12 Mile Reef, and Journey To The Center Of The Earth. CD

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✨✧ Michel SardabyBrilliant Works ... LP
Sound Hills (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great Japanese-only collection of work by the fantastic French pianist Michel Sardaby – featuring tracks from his initial late 60s/early 70s run on records! Titles include the classic "Welcome New Warmth" – plus "Love Love & Dream", "Volcanic", "Martinica", "Nile Voyage", "Traveling On", and "Come From No Where". LP, Vinyl record album

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