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Frank FosterHere & Now ... LP
Catalyst, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Very different work than usual from Frank Foster – and pretty darn great! The album was put together by arranger Billy Mitchell – with a warm and sunny take on soul jazz that's every bit the best side of the Catalyst Records sound – kind of a sweeter, slightly electric take on the genre that's different from the styles going down at some of the other indies during the other part of the decade. Foster's tone is in full force here – but his overall playing is reigned in a bit from his more frenetic recordings with Elvin Jones – a good thing by us, as the record allows him to explore sound in much different ways. The rest of the group is equally great – with players that include Art Webb on flute, Harold Mabern on piano, Roland Prince on guitar, Freddie Waits on drums, and Richard Williams on trumpet. Tunes have an arranged feel that's got some slight sweetness to it – but they're also long, and with plenty of room for solos. Titles include "Shunga", "Sweet Mirage", "Square Knights Of The Round Table", and "Been Here & Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Frank FosterSoul Outing! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good- ... $19.99
Stormin! Tenorist Frank Foster is best known to the world for his years and years of work with Count Basie, but take it from us: his solo albums from the late 60's are waaaay better than his Basie work, and they're also some of our fave jazz sides of all time! This rare album features Foster with a groovy group that includes Virgil Jones on trumpet, Pat Rebillot on piano, Billy Butler on guitar, and the great Alan Dawson on drums and congas. The tracks are all nice and long, and they have a sinister dirty funky groove! Titles include "Skankaroony", "Show The Good Side", "While The City Sleeps", and "Chiquito Loco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a lightly bent corner with a small stain.)
Also available Soul Outing! ... CD 9.99

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Frank Foster & Frank WessTwo For The Blues ... LP
Pablo, 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A wonderful reunion of the team of Frank Foster and Frank Wess – caught here in an easy-going and laidback style that's miles away from their work with Count Basie! The youthful rhythm section of Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, and Marvin Smitty Smith really adds a lot to the set – giving the record a later sort of soul jazz vibe, one that's perfect for the pair to solo over in open-ended lines. Both Franks play tenor sax, and Wess plays flute and alto as well – while Foster does some excellent work on soprano sax. Titles include "Bay Street", "Two For The Blues", "But For The Likes Of You", "Nancy", "Your Beauty Is A Song Of Love", and "A Time For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Frank Foster Non-Electric CompanyChiquito Loco – Live At The N'Hita Jazz Club ... LP
Bingow (France), 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Excellent 70s work from Frank Foster – a bit straighter than his progressive sessions, like The Loud Minority, but still a top-level bit of jazz, with an edginess that was missing from his earlier Basie-esque work, or his later sides during the 80s. Frank's group is quite hip – with Ted Dunbar on guitar, Mickey Tucker on piano, Earl May on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – and the quintet perform 4 long tracks that are a perfect vehicle for Foster's searching soulful solos. Includes the Latiny groover "Chiquito Loco", plus "Joy Spring" and "Theme For Ernie". LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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✨✧ Count BasieEasin It – Music From The Pen Of Frank Foster ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
Frank Foster is one of our favorite talents in jazz – an excellent tenorist who spent some of his key years in the Count Basie orchestra, but a player who also had a very rich career on his own as well! This album features Frank's talents really coming to the forefront of the Basie group – in a set of all-original material penned and arranged by Foster – really fresh tunes that are a perfect fit for the soulful spirit of the reedman's collaborators in the group, and which definitely show off the growing talents of Foster as a composer. There's a lot more going on here than you might expect – some surprisingly complicated charts for the horns, yet still with that rock-solid swing you'd expect from Basie – and most tracks are longer than usual for a Roulette album, nicely open numbers that include "Brotherly Shove", "Easin It", "Blues For Daddy-O", "Four Five Six", and "Mama Dev". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)
 
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Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has some light splitting and light tape traces on the top seam.)

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Count BasieBand Of Distinction ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
It certainly was the band of distinction – especially at this point, when the group featured players like Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins, Marshall Royal, Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Bennie Powell, and Freddie Green. And hey, let's not forget Basie himself! Titles include "Two Franks", "Ska Di Didle Dee Bee Doo", "Rails", "Blues Backstage", and "Perdido" – and there's a very strong focus on the best soloists in the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing – with trumpeter logo and deep groove!)

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✨✧ Count BasieChairman of The Board ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Very Good ... $2.99
Way before Sinatra first grabbed the "Chairman Of The Board" title for his own musical persona, Basie laid great claim to the tag with this tight little album for Roulette! The album's got the 50s Basie band working at the height of their powers – with original compositions written and arranged by Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, and Frank Wess – all of whom play in the bad, along with other all-stars like Freddie Green, Billy Mitchell, and Al Grey. The sound is tight, soulful, and searing Basie all the way through – with tunes that include "Segue In C", "Blues In Hoss' Flat", "Who Me?", "The Deacon", "Half Moon Street", "Mutt & Jeff", "TV Time", "Speaking Of Sounds", and "HRH". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-color bars pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams held with old tape and some light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie & The Kansas City Seven (80s pressing) ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing – inner sleeve with liner notes.)

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✨✧ George BensonBody Talk ... LP
CTI, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A sweet funky classic from guitar genius George Benson – and a record that features some surprising soul arrangements from Pee Wee Ellis – also known for his classic work with the James Brown Band of the late 60s! Pee Wee's got a tighter groove here than on some of George's earlier CTI albums – but still keeps things open enough, so that Benson gets plenty of room to solo – a bit like the vibe of some of his late 60s albums for Verve and A&M. George is the main soloist – but the group is super-hip, with Harold Mabern on electric piano, Frank Foster on tenor, and a little bit of extra guitar from Earl Klugh. George is pulling no punches on this one – really hitting hard on his solos with a freer approach than he used on most of his other records from the time. Titles include "Dance", "Plum", "Body Talk", and "Top Of The World" – and most tracks are looong! LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing with tan labels. Cover has gloss peeling – mostly around the edges.)

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Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd, JR Monterose, & OthersMontage ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $99.99
A collection of laidback blowing material recorded for Savoy during the mid 50s – featuring 2 different groups, plus 2 solo piano tracks by John Mehegan. Group one features Eddie Bert, JR Monterose, Hank Jones, and Kenny Clarke – on the tracks "Steady Eddie", "Slow Crosstown", "Bronx Line", and "Wishbone" – and group two features Donald Byrd, Frank Foster, and Hank Jones on the track "If I Love Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Bright red label pressing with RVG etch. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellAll Day Long (photo cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best blowing sessions on Prestige – and proof that Kenny Burrell could hit a nice groove when he wanted to! The record is a very open-ended set, and players include Burrell, Donald Byrd, Frank Foster, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, and Art Taylor. Side one features a great long track called "All Day Long", with loads of space and plenty of great soloing – a cut that is quite possibly THE blowing session tune from Prestige – as it's a perfect example of the label's work in that style, and one of the longest ever recorded in that format. Side two features shorter cuts "Slim Jim", "Say Listen", and "AT" – all a bit tighter, and still very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NY 50th street deep pressing, with RVG/AB etch. Cover has light splitting on the spine, but is nice overall.)

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Donald ByrdFancy Free ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Sealed ... $39.99
One of the coolest, grooviest 60s albums from trumpeter Donald Byrd – one that has him really reaching out for a hip new sound, but in ways that are different than most of his other material at the time! Key on the date is the placement of electric piano from Duke Pearson – played in this open, flowing style that has all the best hallmarks of Pearson's own work on the instrument for his sessions – yet balanced nicely with the bolder punch of Byrd's trumpet as well. Donald's quite far from any Miles Davis cliches on this one – no too-dark electric modes at all – and instead, the album's got this sense of lyrical soulfulness that we've maybe never heard this strongly again on any of Byrd's other albums. Other players include Frank Foster on tenor, Jerry Dodgion and Lew Tabackin on flute, Julian Priester on trombone, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and either Idris Muhammad or Joe Chambers on drums. All tracks are nice and long, and very fresh – and include "Weasil", "I Love the Girl", "Fancy Free", and "The Uptowner". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s pressing. Cover has three cutout holes through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Dave GrusinKaleidoscope ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good ... $8.99
A very hip early album from the young Dave Grusin – quite different than both his later soundtrack and fusion fame, and a really tight record with a sharp hardbop vibe! The group here is excellent – with strong tenor from Frank Foster, and cornet from Thad Jones – and super-sharp rhythms from the mighty Bob Cranshaw on bass, and drums from Larry Rosen – who work with Grusin in a mode that's quite different than you'd expect. Dave shows a strong early talent for arranging, and he gives the soloists a lot of room – but his piano is also great in itself, and has a nice warm lyrical style that's hardly hinted at in his later work. A surprisingly strong album, and with lots of nice cuts, including "Inez", "Stella By Starlight", "Kaleidoscope", and "Gozwell". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label 2 eye mono promo. Cover has a name in marker and some surface wear.)

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✨✧ Elmo HopeElmo Hope Quintet Volume 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An excellent early album by pianist Elmo Hope – one that has him grooving in a very modernist approach to bop, working perfectly with a tight little quintet that offers an expanded vision of the sorts of sounds he'd previously cut in a trio setting! The group features some especially great tenor from Frank Foster – nice and raw here in the early days, just like on his own Blue Note 10" – and the obscure Freeman Lee is on trumpet, a player we're not sure we've ever heard elsewhere! Percy Heath and Art Blakey keep the whole thing going on rhythm – while Hope plays madly on piano, adding in rich tones and colors to a set that might have otherwise been a straighter bop outing. Titles include "Chips", "Crazy", "Abdullah", and "Low Tide". (2015 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them!) LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe NewmanJoe Newman & The Boys In The Band (10 inch LP) ... LP
Storyville, 1954. Very Good- ... $29.99
An obscure 50s 10" session from Joe Newman – but a great one too, and a record that really has him swinging nicely with other members of the Count Basie group! There's a great small combo feel to the set – and alongside Newman's work on trumpet, the date also features Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenor, Freddie Green on guitar, and Henry Coker on trombone – plus the mysterious "Bill Bailey" on piano and organ, who may well be Basie himself! The feel is a bit like some of the Verve sessions of the time, but nicely a bit more rough-edged at times – and titles include "Confessin", "Ingin The Ooh", "These Foolish Things", "Peter Pan", and "In Case You Didn't Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Buddy TerryAwareness ... LP
Mainstream, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly soulful session from saxophonist Buddy Terry – a really righteous little record that reminds us a lot of work from the Strata East or Black Jazz labels! Buddy's working here with a relatively large group, but in a way that's really free and spontaneous – not nearly as tightly arranged as other records on the Mainstream label – and almost in the spirit of some righteous larger jazz ensemble. Players include Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, Stanley Cowell on piano and Fender Rhodes, Buster Williams on bass, Mtume on percussion, and Roland Prince on guitar – all working together at a really organic, soulfully searching level that rivals the great Frank Foster album on Mainstream from the same stretch. Terry himself plays soprano, tenor, flute, and percussion – and titles include "Stealin Gold", "Abscretions", "Kamili", "Sodom & Gomorrah", and the extended "Awareness" suite. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Awareness ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie & The Kansas City Seven ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Very Good- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp and LW etch. Cover has some aging inside the gatefold and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Elvin JonesGenesis ... LP
Blue Note, 1971. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Elvin Jones rose to fame in the company of one of the greatest saxophone players ever – the mighty John Coltrane – and his post-Coltrane work like this really continues a keen respect for the role of the reeds in jazz – and really does a lot to push it forward as well! There's a compelling edge to the record that's light years from Elvin's work with Coltrane – a completely new sensibility that can be spacious one minute, extremely powerful the next – and quite possibly realized to its fullest potential here, thanks to the mindblowing contributions of Dave Liebman on tenor and soprano sax, Frank Foster on tenor and flute, and Joe Farrell on alto and soprano sax. All three players work together on each track – and all shift reeds throughout the session – opening up majestically with inspiration from Elvin's drums, and some wonderful work from Gene Perla on bass. The sound is beyond easy categorization or simple style – and the record's filled with wonderful titles that include "PP Phoenix", "For All The Other Times", "Three Card Monty", and "Cecilia Is Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Duke PearsonI Don't Care Who Knows It (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Wallen Bink (UK), 1968/1969/1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from pianist Duke Pearson – recorded at a time when the musician was taking a bigger role at the Blue Note label, and started exploring some great musical territory in the process! The tracks here were all recorded in the late 60s – but not issued by the label until decades later, when they were pulled together in this fantastic double-length set – a record that comes as a real revelation. The work's quite different than Pearson's big band recordings, or his earlier soul jazz ones – and is a brilliant mix of Brazilian styles, electric instrumentation, complicated arrangements, and some of the more head-oriented jazz that was cropping up on Blue Note at the time – particularly some of the United States Of The Mind albums by Horace Silver! Silver's musical partner Andy Bey sings on the album's title cut – and other musicians include Frank Foster on tenor, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Wally Richardson on guitar, Jerry Dodgion on flute, Ralph Towner on acoustic guitar, and a young Airto on percussion. Titles include the fantastic "I Don't Care Who Knows It", a great version of "Canto De Ossanha", and the tracks "Bloos", "I Don't Know", "Captain Bacardi", "Rosemary's Baby", "Dialogo", "Upa Neguinho", and "Xibaba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 double vinyl copies.)

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✨✧ James Williams/Richard Davis/Ronnie BurrageI Remember Clifford ... LP
DIW (Japan), 1990. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Features James Williams on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums! Features versions of Benny Golson's "I Remember Clifford", Cecil Bridgewater's "As I Live & Breathe", and Frank Foster's "Simone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)
Also available I Remember Clifford ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Eddie Cleanhead VinsonBack In Town ... LP
Bethlehem/Charly (UK), 1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Classic King R&B material from Vinson, featuring some great backing by a surprising amount of jazz players! The album includes playing by Frank Foster, Joe Newman, Charlie Rouse, Ed Thigpen, Freddie Green, Paul Quinichette, and Nat Pierce – and the sound owes a lot to Joe Turner's work with Basie. Titles include "Cherry Red", "That's The Way To Treat Your Woman", "Kidney Stew", "Hold It Right There", and "Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing.)
 
 
 



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