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Johnny Eaton & His PrincetoniansFar Out Near In ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Modernist jazz from the campus scene, and a record that you've probably seen over the years with a similar Columbia abstract art cover to the classic Dave Brubeck recordings on the label. The sound isn't actually that dissimilar from Brubeck's albums, and has the sort of whimsical odd timings and odd arrangment styles. Herbie Mann's on a couple of tracks, and the basic lineup is piano (Eaton), vibes, bass, and drums. Tracks include "Swat The G-Man", "Summertime", "Just Wedging", and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 6 eye mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
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✨✧ Black IvoryHangin' Heavy ... LP
Buddah, 1979. Very Good ... $6.99
Killer grooves from Black Ivory – a trio who've really come a long way here since their roots – stepping out with proud, soulful tones that are a perfect fit for the upbeat grooves of the set! There's still a touch of fragile harmonies at times – but overall, the group have a much more mature, adult vibe – set to tight late 70s club arrangements from Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess – both of whom stay far away from any mainstream disco cliches, and really hit a sweet underground vibe for the set! Titles include the classic club track "Mainline", plus "Peace & Harmony", "Get Down (Comin' Down)", "You Turned My Whole World Around", and "Rest Inside My Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey & Buddy DeFrancoBag Of Blues (aka Blues Bag) ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A real lost treasure – and an incredible session that offers a real meeting of minds that's far more than you'd expect from the simple cover and title! The set is a later one for Vee Jay, and it brings together half of the Jazz Messengers with a batch of west coast players – in a groove that wonderfully mixes together different traditions and rhythms in jazz – and which steps out with a sound that's far more than the sum of its parts! Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, and Curtis Fuller join a group headed by Buddy De Franco, and featuring Victor Feldman on piano and vibes, plus Victor Sproles on bass and Freddie Hill on trumpet. The sound of the group is quite unusual – and a lot lighter than you'd guess – giving Buddy plenty of room to solo in a breezy style that's grown tremendously since his 50s recordings – pushed along by some heavier soul from Art and the group. Titles include "Rain Dance", "Blues Bag", "Twelve Tone Blues", "Kush", and "Cousin Mary". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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BohannonGittin Off ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – and has this way of really focusing in on one key rhythm, then rolling it out with incredible tightness – slowly changing things with some slight phase shifts in tone or timing, but always returning to the core of the tune. The approach is maybe even more striking here than on his previous records – and far grittier than on his later 70s work, too – and at some level, the vocals are almost thrown in as an afterthought, once Bo and the combo get things grooving! Titles include "Come Winter", "South Africa 76", "Feel Good At Midnight", "Gittin Off", and "I'm In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Anthony BraxtonIn The Tradition Vol 2 ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1976. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Wonderful work from Anthony Braxton – an album that has him playing straight ahead jazz – but at a time when he was also making some of his most complex recordings of the 70s! The approach here is sublime – as Braxton's reputation has ears already anticipating some far-out playing, but then marvel at his restraint – his care for keeping alto and bass clarinet work inside a straight jazz tradition, yet always hinting at the modern inflections he can bring to his music! Tunes are almost all jazz standards, blown beautifully – with a tone that's crisp, cool, and very inviting – surprisingly soulful, and never cold at all – matched well with the rhythm trio of Tete Montoliu on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums. Titles include "Body & Soul", "Donna Lee", "My Funny Valentine" and "Half Nelson". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Brother To BrotherIn The Bottle ... LP
Turbo, 1974. Very Good+ ... $49.99
Far and away the greatest album that Brother To Brother ever cut – and a monster record that's satisfying all the way through! At their roots, the band have an ensemble funk style similar to many other 70s groups – but they also add in a lot of jazzy changes and a nascent sense of a club groove that's shown to best effect on their great cover of Gil Scott Heron's "In The Bottle", done here with sweet flanged-out vocals, electric piano riffing, and the same sort of flute solo heard in the original. Other tracks include "Mother Earth", "A Love Of My Own", "If He Can Do It", "Trespassing", and "Junkie". Wood Brass & Steel back the group up – and the instrumentation is similar to the work on their own album for Turbo. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave BrubeckTime Further Out ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good ... $7.99
Like Dave Brubeck's legendary Time Out set? Try this one – a great record that takes off from the concept of the first, but which goes in some very fresh new directions – using the same great group with Paul Desmond on alto, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums! Dave's still working out some nutty time signatures here – but apart from the science, the thing that really makes the record cook is Desmond's alto – icy, edgey, floating, and always a treat – almost even more amazing in the space of some of these offbeat numbers. Titles include "Maori Blues", "Far More Drums", "Bluetee", "Far More Blue", and "It's A Raggy Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing.)

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Papa John CreachFilthy ... LP
Grunt, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Nothing that's too filthy here, but an album that's one of the best of Papa John Creach's 70s run – bluesy at points, but a bit funkier at others – with Creach on both vocals and violin, with support from a hip batch of younger players! Arrangements are by Papa John with Miles Grayson and Roger Hamilton Spotts – and titles include "Filthy Funky", "Mother's Day", "Walking The Tou Tou", "No More Country Girls", "Far Out", and "Time Out For Sex". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 2 ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good- ... $49.99
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – sometimes billed as a "memorial", even though he was still alive when it was done – and titles on this volume include "Aggression" and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has edge wear, some light stains, and a name in pen on back.)

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George DukeMaster Of The Game ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good ... $5.99
A late 70s classic from jazzy funk master George Duke! Master Of The Game is an excellent mix of jazz, smooth soul, and Latin riffing – really a perfect blend of styles that shows not only how far George's sound had progressed throughout the 70s, it also charts the development of the California scene during the late 70s. George has musical help from Ray Obeido, Roland Bautista, and Sheila E – plus vocals by Lynn Davis, Josie James, and Napoleon Brock. The tracks have a smooth sound that works perfectly with Duke's best keyboard approaches – subduing his tenency to "rock out" a bit, but bringing forward his classic ability to hit a stone mellow groove. Titles include "I Want You For Myself", "Every Little Step I Take", "Look What You Find", "I Love You More", "Dog Man", and "Games". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Evans OrchestraInto The Hot ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
The harder of the two Gil Evans albums on Impulse to find, and the best – really far-reaching material that has Evans coming into contact with some of the hippest jazz players of his generation! The record's got three incredible tracks written by Cecil Taylor – a very bold move for Evans, given Taylor's strongly out reputation even at this point in his career – and possibly even more bold, given that Taylor's on the tracks playing piano, alongside players who include Archie Shepp, Jimmy Lyons, Sonny Murray, and Henry Grimes. The material's fantastic, and is a key part of Taylor's work at the time, and shows a very different setting for his piano – a bit of tension with the larger Evans group, in a way that's almost more compelling than his own early dates as a leader! Taylor titles include "Pots", "Bulbs", and "Mixed". The other tracks on the album were written by John Carisi, who wrote the classic "Israel" for Miles Davis' nine piece group in the late 40s – but who here contributes "Moon Taj", "Angkor Wat", and "Barry's Tune". Carisi's tracks are a bit more subdued, but no less wonderful – and arrangements are by Taylor and Carisi, of their own music, presented with the Evans modern touch. If you ever needed a record to convince you that Gil Evans was a genius, this is it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label 70s pressing on MCA.)
Also available Into The Hot ... CD 14.99

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Marvin GayeIn Our Lifetime ... LP
Tamla, 1981. Very Good ... $4.99
Marvin Gaye's last album for Motown – and a wonderful cap to a great run of sexy soul for the 70s – filled with great mellow grooves that rival the genius of his earlier work in the decade! There's a glowing, slow-burning feel to some of the best numbers here – a vibe that's right out of the I Want You era, with touches of Let's Get It On too. But there's also a slightly more mature approach too – a bit more cautious, even when confident – no doubt informed by the struggles of his Here My Dear album, which also echoes somewhat in this set. The record's more proof that even when not coming across with a classic hit, Marvin's still very much at the top of his game – an artist that stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries – with none of the too-commercial or too-dated modes that held other folks back! Titles include "Life Is For Learning", "Praise", "Funk Me", "Far Cry", "Love Party", and "Love Me Now Or Love Me Later". LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry GibbsExciting Terry Gibbs Big Band – Recorded Live At The Summit In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
We don't know if we'd stretch so far as to use the word "exciting" to talk about Terry's work – but his band here is filled with some great west coast players – including Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca, Mel Lewis, Frank Rosolino, and Joe Maini – all coming together with a bit more of a kick than usual. Terry's vibes are right out front in the mix, almost doing a mainstream Lionel Hampton kind of thing – on short tracks that include "Summit Blues", "Limerick Waltz", "None Cone", "Ja Da", and "T & S". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a small seam splits.)

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Hampton HawesHere & Now ... LP
Contemporary, 1965. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Brilliant work from that hip 60s period when Hampton Hawes was really stretching out his sound – building on his already-great style of the 50s, by adding in more complex lines and unusual tones – creating far more depth in his music than ever before! In a way, there's a bit of a Bill Evans quality to the record – that contemplative love of sound that always made Bill's records so great. Yet Hawes is definitely his own man on the date too – because he also breaks out with bolder moments than Evans ever would have done – letting some of his older LA groove come into play with his newer ideas, in blend that holds us rapt with attention throughout. Rhythm players are great too – Chuck Israels on bass and Donald Bailey on drums – and titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "Dear Heart", "Rhonda", "Chim Chim Cheree", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Coleman HawkinsGood Old Broadway ... LP
Prestige/Moodsville, 1962. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Broadway tunes, but done by Coleman Hawkins in a really great way – laidback and soulful, in a style that really takes them far from their roots! Hawk is at his early 60s best here – blowing with a mature tone that's filled with life, and also taking some surprising chances at times too – hitting occasional raspy notes that really grab our attention. The rest of the group features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holley on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums – and titles include "Strange Music", "Wanting You", "I Talk To The Trees", "A Fellow Needs A Girl", "Here I'll Stay", and "Get Out Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy green label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
An overlooked chapter of the 70s genius of Woody Herman – and the kind of album that shows him continuing to grow strongly, many years after his initial fame! The record takes off ambitiously from some of the funkier Herman sessions of the start of the 70s – and features the core group augmented by the Houston Symphony Orchestra on side one – offering up larger backings to color in the sophisticated sounds of the tunes "Variation On A Scene" and "Children Of Lima", both jazz suites penned by Alan Broadbent, who'd done great work with Herman's group. Side two is back to straighter big band numbers – tunes that burst out with a lot of life and energy, and which have a few of the soulful stylings of Herman's previous funk. Highlights include great covers of "25 Or 6 To 4" and "Where Is The Love", plus a version of Broadbent's driving "Far In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Paul HornPaul Horn In India (Paul Horn In India/Paul Horn In Kashmir) ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $4.99
A 2LP 70s set on Blue Note – one that reissues 2 Paul Horn albums for World Pacific in the 60s! First up is Paul Horn In India – a record in which Horn opens up in a really cool way – definitely moving past his early modern jazz years, to become one of the first American jazzmen to explore the sounds of India! The album features Horn blowing flute on some great long tracks – stretching out with this sense of sound that's really amazing – almost more tonal texture than his previous jazz sense of melody – often moving slowly, with slight phase shifts that are really compelling – and working alongside spare instrumentation from Indian musicians on tabla, tamboura, and violin! The tracks are all ragas that spin off with a free but rhythmic sound – and titles include "Raga Vibhas", "Raga Tilang", "Alap", "Manj Khamaj", and "Raga Desh". Paul Horn In Kashmir is easily the trippiest of Paul Horn's 60s experiments – and even more far-reaching than his Paul Horn In India set! This one has a very similar feel to Paul's Indian session, but it's much more transcendental – with long tunes that spin out amidst sitar, tabla, and vocals – going for a meditative approach that's a great complement to Horn's work on the alto flute. The jazz component to the session is very subdued, but given the overall quality of the album, we're not ones to complain! Vocals are by Shri Chunilal Kaul, and titles include "Raga Ahir Bhairao", "Tabla Solo IN Teental", "Raga Kerwani", and "Alap In Raga Bhairav". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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Thelma HoustonRide To The Rainbow ... LP
Tamla, 1979. Sealed ... $3.99
A bold little set from Thelma Houston – produced with a strong disco finish, in a way that makes the best of her fierce diva vocals! The album's got a unity that's nicely appreciated – especially since some of Houston's other records could be a bit too unfocused or overblown – and the production by Hal Davis and arrangements by Arthur G Wright all have a strongly soulful quality that never steps too far out of line. Titles include a cover of "Love Machine", plus "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", "Ride To The Rainbow", "Paying For It With My Heart", "I Wanna Be Back In Love Again", and the excellent modern groover "Give It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed with a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ JBsFood For Thought ... LP
People, 1972. Very Good ... $49.99
The classic first album by The JBs – James Brown's Fred Wesley-led backing band, and the force behind most of his greatest records of the early 70s! The band are incredible at this point – sharper, harder, and funkier than just about any other combo around – and that includes all the thousands of groups in the funky 45 underground who were always trying to copy their sound, but never got things this right! Not only are the rhythms the stuff of legend – but the use of the instruments is far far above the norm – as can be heard on the mindblowing "The Grunt", which was sampled heavily by Public Enemy to great fame – and which features a saxophone solo that sounds more like a whistling tea kettle! The set collects some of the group's best early singles, and includes all of the short little funky cuts that made them a legend right out of the box – "Pass the Peas", "The Grunt", "These Are The JBs", "Hot Pants Road", "Wine Spot", "To My Brother", "Blessed Blackness", "Theme From King Heroin", "Escapism (parts 1 & 2), and "Gimme Some More" – all together here in one tight little album of massive funky hard beats and breaks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some wear, stains, and minor splitting.)

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✨✧ Bev KellyBev Kelly In Person ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good ... $13.99
We're always big fans of Bev Kelly's work, but this album is way hipper than the usual vocal album of its type from the time – thanks to a sweet little lineup that features Pony Poindexter on alto sax and Flip Nunez on piano! The presence of Poindexter's horn is always a treat, on the handful of smaller group sides he cut from this time – and Nunez's piano lines have an inherently rhythmic groove that comes out even on the mellower numbers – which often are somewhat spacious, but stepping along with a gentle groove underneath Kelly's fantastic vocals. Part of the credit for this groove goes to Johnny Allen, whose work on bass is great – and the group's completed by the drums of Tony Johnson, who's a bit more down in the mix. Titles include "Long Ago & Far Away", "My Foolish Heart", "Night & Day", "Just Friends", "Love Letters", "This Is Always", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer productions pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Vinyl has a short click on one track. Cover has light wear.)

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John KlemmerFinesse (Nautilus) ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A smooth set from reedman John Klemmer, but a pretty darn soulful one too – and a great illustration of the way that Klemmer could still hold onto his roots a lot more strongly than some of his contemporaries! The backings are gentle and fusiony – often with some great keyboard work from Russell Ferrante – and Klemmer soars out wonderfully in the lead – with a depth of tone and creativity of solos that goes far beyond anything that might have been needed for the date – a real "something extra" that shows that John's still got all the deep elements of his Impulse years in place. Tracks include "Finesse", "Man & Woman", "Sometimes", "Heart", "Sun, Moon And The Stars", and "Beloved". LP, Vinyl record album
(Direct To Disc pressing.)
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Mose AllisonAutumn Song ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Very Good ... $19.99
Mose Allison's last album for Prestige Records – before moving onto even bigger fame at Columbia and Atlantic during the 60s! Unlike Allison's later sets, this one is mostly instrumental – but there are a few sweet vocal tracks that bring out the hip, rootsy lyrical modes that would make Mose a big hit with the mod scene overseas – including the classic "Eyesight To The Blind", plus "That's All Right" and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me". The remaining piano trio sides have a great rollicking groove – rootsy, yet slightly modern too – with bass by Addison Farmer and drums from Ronnie Free – on titles that include "Promenade", "It's Crazy", "Strange", "Autumn Song", and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing with deep groove, New Jersey address and RVG stamp. Cover has partial splitting on the top & bottom seams and some aging on the back.)

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Gene AmmonsHappy Blues (Jazz Classics Series) ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Very Good- ... $3.99
Gene Ammons in a mighty nice setting – working here in an open-ended jam session style that brings all his best live energy into play at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder! The set's got a crackle that really goes beyond the earlier, shorter bop recordings from Ammons – and a bit more darkness than some of his 60s sessions too – a really wonderful balance of open and tight playing, not just from Jug's tenor, but also from Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto, and Duke Jordan on piano! Rhythm's handled by Addison Farmer on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and the mighty Candido also adds in some congas, to really give things a kick. The set list includes four long tracks – "Happy Blues", "The Great Lie", "Madhouse", and "Can't We Be Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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✨✧ AnacostiaAnacostia (1977) ... LP
MCA, 1977. Very Good ... $6.99
Mellow soul and soaring club – all nicely balanced together in this first album from the group Anacostia! There's a sound here that's slightly different than some of the other east coast groups of the time – a willingness to slow things down, then groove them up – all with a sound that's polished, but never in a too-commercial sort of way. In fact, most of these tunes seem to aim for a space that's pretty far both from radio, and conventional disco – despite the fact that Van McCoy supervised the production, which is mostly handled by Charles Kipps. There's a fair bit of strings in the backings, and keyboards are by Richard Tee – on titles that include "Looking Over My Shoulder", "Heartache In Disguise", "We Can't Live Life Alone", "I Can't Stop Loving Her", "Baby I'm Available", and "Face The Fact". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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Count Basie with Oliver NelsonAfrique ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the deepest albums that Count Basie ever recorded – thanks to some great arrangements and backings by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's working in the same groovy mode he used with Jimmy Smith's excellent Verve sessions – and although the record doesn't have the same sort of star soloist in the lead, the Basie band members do a great job of trading off solos over the enigmatic backings crafted by Nelson. A number of the tracks have a Latin flair – and work on electric bass grooves that push the set farther than the usual Basie outing of the time – with a flavor that's right up there with the hippest Nelson sessions for Flying Dutchman, and maybe even a bit like spiritual ensemble material too. Titles include versions of Albert Ayler's "Love Flower" and Pharoah Sanders' "Japan", plus originals by Nelson like "Afrique", "Kilimanjaro", and "African Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blue CheerVincebus Eruptum ... LP
Philips, 1968. Very Good- ... $19.99
Archetypal heavy rock from Blue Cheer – one of THE underground classics of the late 60s! Guitars are firmly, very jammingly in force – and the set's produced to perfection by the legendary Abe "Voco" Kesh. Powerful, fuzzed out, blues based fire at it's most forceful and exhilarating – ultimately setting the bar too high for the group, or altered versions of it, to ever again approach! Titles include their great cover of "Summertime Blues", plus "Doctor Please", "Out Of Focus", "Parchment Farm", "Second Time Around", and "All Night Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd US pressing, without Abe "Voco" Kesh on the label, but in the textured cover with "Augustus Stanley Owsley III" on back.)

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James BradleyJames Bradley ... LP
Malaco, 1969. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A mixed effort from Bradley, with some really nice tracks, and some weaker ones. Side one of the album features some tepid southern soul disco type work – probably trying for the Johnnie Taylor mode, but not hitting any of the right notes. Side two is the real charmer, and features some great mellow tracks done in a southern modern mode – with production by Fredrick Knight that's in that smooth Jackson style, on tracks that include "I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love", "Knowing You're My Everything", "Never Too Far Away", and "Let's Do It Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ralph BurnsWhere There's Burns There's Fire – Ralph Burns In Percussion ... LP
Warwick, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the last great albums from arranger Ralph Burns – known best for his groundbreaking earlier work for Verve, but sounding equally great here in an obscure 1960 percussion jazz session! The mood here's a bit in the swinging bachelor pad mode – but never too much so to step far from jazz, thanks to a strong batch of soloists in the group – including Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Bob Brookmeyer, and Urbie Green. The titles are mostly standards – but done with lots of playful percussive touches that open them up nicely – almost into an RCA Living Stereo mode, but without as much kitsch. Titles include "Bijou", "Blue Holiday", "Portrait Of Mia", "All Of You", "Mood Child", and "Old Devil Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Don Cherry & Ed BlackwellEl Corazon ... LP
ECM, 1982. Sealed ... $22.99
A sweet little record that stands as some of the best improvisational work that Cherry and Blackwell cut in the 80s! The pair are playing here in a manner that's far from their roots with Ornette, but still infused with a deeply rhythmic approach to improvisation – at a level that makes the spare LP of duets a lot more lyrical than one might expect. Titles include "Mutron", "Street Dancing", "Makondi", and "Near In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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Ornette ColemanFree Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
The title gets it right – as the album's easily the closest thing to free jazz that Ornette Coleman ever recorded – an album-length improvisation played by a "double quartet" that's overflowing with classic players! The style here is a fair bit like John Coltrane's Ascension album for Impulse – and like that one, the session features Ornette and his contemporaries really stretching out – blowing like never heard before on record, and working in a highly unstructured setting! Other players include Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Scott LaFaro on bass – alongside regular group members Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and both Ed Blackwell and Billy Higgins on drums. One long track – just titled "Free Jazz"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing in the die-cut cover. Cover has a tear in the die-cut.)

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John ColtraneStandard Coltrane ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
The title may say "standard", but with Coltrane at the helm, the record is anything but! Sure, the tunes are all familiar ones, but the presentation here is a far cry from mainstream piano jazz of the 50s – as John's working in a group with the Red Garland trio for rhythm, as well as trumpeter Wilbur Harden, the slightly off-kilter player who made some great Savoy records with Coltrane. Tracks are all quite long, and really open up with a fair bit of invention – and even when Coltrane's straight ahead, he's still compellingly creative. Tracks include "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "I'll Get By", "Spring Is Here", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Cryan ShamesScratch The Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A great step forward for The Cryan Shames – a group who started their career singing other peoples' music, but who emerge here with some great songs of their own! There's a brilliant Sunshine Pop feel to the whole record – but there's also some garagey elements that reflect the group's presence on the Chicago scene of the 60s – not a Dunwich quality entirely, but not far off either! That edge makes the psych moments really sparkle nicely – with a more sinister feel than anyone might have guessed from the group on their initial outing. A few moments echo Brit invasion modes – but with a trippier style that's a bit like Chad & Jeremy on Columbia – and titles include "Cobblestone Road", "The Sailing Ship", "A Carol For Lorelei", "Sunshine Psalm", "Mr Unreliable", and "In The Cafe". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Buddy DeFrancoCooking The Blues ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A great one from Buddy DeFranco – exactly the kind of record that will make you understand why jazz collectors have always prized his Verve Records work so much! Although Buddy's given instrument, the clarinet, was one that was handled by so many others at the time in kind of an outmoded way – DeFranco always managed to keep things fresh and modern, drawing heavily on bop inspiration for a record like this, yet also remaining true to his roots too. Part of the strength of the record is the group, too – given that Sonny Clark is on piano, bringing in a mighty soulful undercurrent to the rhythm section, and even playing a bit of organ too! Tal Farlow brings in some nice guitar – and the group's completed by Gene Wright on bass and Bobby White on drums – on titles that include "Indian Summer", "Cooking The Blues", "Stardust", and "How About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has a light stain on the bottom 2 inches, with a bit of stuck-on paper on front.)

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DictatorsManifest Destiny ... LP
Asylum, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Mookish bombast from The Dictactors – heavy rock, fist clenching anthems, poker-faced parodies of love songs and keyboard peppered songs about a body covered in scabs. No sir, there will never be another Dictators! These guys should have been on kid's lunchboxes and Kiss should been dropped by their labels and consigned to cult infamy, that's what we think. Includes the world's first heavy metal cover of Iggy & The Stooges "Search & Destroy" that we know of, plus "Exposed", "Heartache", "Science Gone Too Far!", "Sleepin With The TV On", "Hey Boys" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Bill EvansSunday At The Village Vanguard (2LP 180 gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Riverside/Analogue Productions, 1961. Near Mint- 2LP ... $89.99
One of Bill Evans' landmark sessions with the young bassist Scott LaFaro – a player who made key contributions on every record he touched, then left this earth far too soon in his career! The live session's a perfect demonstration of the way that the Evans trio format not only re-worked the use of the piano in jazz, but also the bass and drums as well – as LaFaro's deeply evocative playing is paired with the equally fresh drum work of Paul Motian – heard here at his youthful early best, before some of his contributions to jazz had become cliche in the hands of other players. The session was caught live at the Village Vanguard on the night of June 25, 1961 – and titles include longish takes on "Solar", "Jade Visions", "Gloria's Step", and "Alice In Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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Tal FarlowGuitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A cruicially overlooked album by Tal Farlow – one of his most down and dirty for Verve, and a real delight throughout! The session has Tal playing with a few different groups – and players that include Frank Wess, Bobby Jaspar, Dick Hyman, and Milt Hinton – all in small combo format, grooving around Tal's lean lines on electric guitar. The session's got a light and jazzy swing that's really wonderful, and which goes a bit deeper than usual on some of the best longer tracks. Titles include "Blue Funk", "Wess Side", "Telefunky", and "Saratoga". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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Art FarmerTime & The Place ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good- ... $5.99
A tremendous document of a really wonderful group – a 60s ensemble that pairs the lyrical trumpet of Art Farmer with the sharp tenor of Jimmy Heath! The pair are completely sublime together – balancing out sound and soul with this amazing quality that's quite different both from Farmer's larger body of work, and from most sounds that Jimmy would do on his own (although at another level, the record does point the way towards the seminal Heath dates as a leader in the early 70s.) The rhythm section is a key part of the strength of the album – with Cedar Walton as an amazing bridge between the spirit of the two horn players – set up perfectly with Walter Booker on bass and Mickey Roker on drums. Art's got this edge that really stands out, but he also retains his majestic sense of lyrical beauty too. One of our favorites – with titles that include "One For Juan", "Nino's Scene", "Short Cake", and "The Time & The Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a split top & bottom seam, with some peeling due to moisture along the bottom.)

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Art Farmer/Benny GolsonMeet The Jazztet ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Landmark work by one of the greatest jazz outfits of the early 60s! Art Farmer and Benny Golson were both known as well-composed players during the 50s – strongly soulful, but often with a fine sense of arrangement that usually tended towards the lyrical side of things. With this group, though, they turned that approach towards a heavier sounding style of jazz – tightly stepping soul jazz, in the manner that was being explored at the time by Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, and others – presented by Farmer and Golson with a bit more groove and a wonderful kick at the bottom! This album's the first the group cut together – and apart from trumpet by Farmer and tenor by Golson, it also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Addison Farmer (brother of Art) on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Includes the massive original recording of "Killer Joe", which went onto become one of the most recorded jazz standards ever, plus the tracks "Blues March", "Mox Nix", "Park Avenue Petite", and "I Remember Clifford". Perfect tone, perfect groove, and a perfect sound all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Back cover has some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Joe FarrellCanned Funk ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
Nothing canned here – as the sound, style, and groove of the record is as fresh and freaky as the classic image on the cover! The riffing rhythms get going right from the start – some amazing lines from a rhythm combo that includes Joe Beck on guitar, Herb Bushler on bass, Jim Madison on drums, and the mighty Ray Mantilla on percussion – adding in these extra changes and fills that really get the tunes moving wonderfully – providing a perfect platform for Joe Farrell's wonderful work on tenor, soprano, baritone, and flute! The sax lines are as angular as the rhythms – tight, choppy, and completely funky – no wonder the record's a CTI classic that folks have dug for years! Tracks are all nice and long – and titles include "Canned Funk", "Animal", and "Spoken Silence". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole & a promo sticker.)

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Joe FarrellPenny Arcade ... LP
CTI, 1973. Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Killer CTI work from Joe Farrell – with grooves so sharp you could cut your trousers on them! Farrell's angular reed style is in perfect form here – grooving with a small group that includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Joe Beck on guitar, Steve Gadd on drums, and Don Alias on percussion – a combo that's got a harder, tighter feel than most CTI groups – a key reason why Joe's records of this time are so legendary! The album features a fantastic version of Stevie Wonder's "Too High" – one that breaks all over the beginning with these riffs by Farrell, then grooves into a CTI electric funk mode for about 13 minutes. All tracks are long – and other tracks include "Hurricane Jane", "Geo Blue", "Penny Arcade", and "Cloud Cream". LP, Vinyl record album

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Donny HathawayExtension Of A Man ... LP
Atco, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
Perhaps Donny Hathaway's greatest album from the 70s, and certainly the one with the most amazing arrangements! The record was Donny's last studio session, and it's got him working at a level that's far advanced from even his groundbreaking earlier work – using complicated rhythms and sophisticated string passages – but also throwing in some killer jazzy bits that make for some of his funkiest work ever! The liner notes have Donny showing off his musical training in evaluations of the song structures, but the music alone should be enough to convince you this one is great! Includes "The Slums", a funky rollicking tune that is sort of a follow-up to "The Ghetto"; "Valdez In The Country", a totally catchy instrumental with loads of electric piano, and a very Bob James-esque sound; the jaunty "Flying Easy"; and the spiritual soul cuts "Someday We'll All be Free" and "I Love The Lord, He Heard My Cry (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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