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Herbie HarperJazz In Hollywood ... CD
Nocturne/OJC, 1953/1954. Used ... $3.99
A great little package that features two rare 10" albums by trombonist Herbie Harper – both issued by the short-lived Nocturne label in the 50s! Harper's sound here is totally great – a tightly-crafted approach to his instrument that rivals that of some of his more famous contemporaries on the LA scene, but which is also served up with a bit of grit in the solos – a slightly earthy feel at times that's a nice contrast to some of the more modern tendencies of the records. The first half of the CD features Harper in a quintet with Bob Gordon on baritone sax, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Harry Babasin on bass, and Roy Harte on drums – and the Babasin/Harte team return on the second half, which features quartet and quintet sides with Al Hendrickson on guitar, Bud Shank on tenor, and Marty Paich on piano. Titles include "Patty", "Herbstone", "Five Brothers", "The New York City Ghost", "Julie Is Her Name", "Sanguine", "Now Playing", "6/4 Mambo", and "Bananera". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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Jackie McLeanOne Step Beyond (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. Used ... $8.99
An amazing album – simply groundbreaking, and a key turn for Jackie McLean! The record features a group of hip young players – including a very young Tony Williams, plus Grachan Moncur III, Bobby Hutcherson, and Eddie Kahn – all playing in a spare contemplative modernist mode that would soon become known as "new thing" jazz. The four tracks on the album – "Frankenstein", "Ghost Town", "Blue Rondo", and "Saturday & Sunday" – are extremely stark, and even Hutcherson's often-warm vibes sound harsh and metallic, especially next to McLean's razor-sharp tone. The record's a real treasure – and never too out to be unenjoyable by fans of McLean's more inside work. Extremely compelling – and we sure wish they were making them like this again! CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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Dizzy ReeceSoundin' Off ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A killer quartet session by Brit trumpeter Dizzy Reece, recorded as one of his three American albums for Blue Note during the late 50s! Unlike the other records, which featured larger groups, this album's done with a quartet – which gives Reece a chance to really take over on his solos – blowing with a sense of warm and lyricism that's not heard as strongly on the other records – really getting some great support from a rhythm trio that includes Walter Bishop Jr on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Quite different from some of Dizzy's London work of the time – and with tracks that include "A Ghost Of A Chance", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Blue Streak", "Eb Pob", and a nice version of "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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VariousDetroit Jazz City ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s/2015. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A really beautiful project from Blue Note – a special record that features new material from the reborn Detroit jazz scene, mixed with older gems from the Blue Note catalog by key musicians who came to the label from the Motor City! The new work here is more than worth the price of the record – more than half the record, played by a number of different artists who turn out some of the most soulful, solid work on the label in the past few years – so much so, we'd love to see some of these tracks expanded into bigger album projects on their own! The new titles all seem to share a link in bassist Marion Hayden, who appears on all of them – and new titles include "The Uncrowned King" by Marion Hayden, "Lottie The Body's Mood" by Marcus Belgrave, "Many Blessings" by James Carter, "Ghost Dancers" by A Spencer Barefield, and "Sheila's Blues" by Sheila Jordan. Classics include "Reza" by Elvin Jones, "Mode For Joe" by Joe Henderson, "You" by Kenny Cox, and "French Spice" by Donald Byrd – and all proceeds for the record go to charity. But, the whole thing's great enough, you don't even have to consider buying it as a charitable act! CD
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VariousClose To The Noise Floor – Formative UK Electronica 1975 to 1984 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $38.99
Cold wave completists, eat your heart out – because this incredible 4CD set is overflowing with early analogue electronic gems from the UK scene – served up in a really beautiful book-style package that's overflowing with notes to support the superb selection of tracks! The music here is definitely on the colder side of the spectrum – that initial impulse on the UK scene to rework some of the German electronics of the period with leaner modes, and take them into even more inventive territory during the post-punk years – before things got too commercial in UK pop, or too overburdened with industrial posturing! The music here is from those great early years of labels like Cherry Red, Rough Trade, and other key UK indies – and the package features 60 titles that include "Fractured Smile" by Inter City Static, "RAM" by The Klingons, "Computer Bank" by Five Times Of Dust, "Holiday Camp" by Blancmange, "I Am Your Shadow" by Colin Potter, "Joe Goes To New York" by Adrian Smith, "Sedation" by O Yuki Conjugate, "In The Room" by Third Door On The Left, "Eco Beat" by DC3, "What A Day" by Throbbing Gristle, "Western Vein" by Konstruktivist, "Music To Save The World By" by Alan Burnham, "Kodak Ghosts Run Amok" by Eyeless In Gaza, "New Muzak" by Instant Automatons, "Robot Dance" by Sea Of Wires, "Mzui (extract)" by Gilbert & Lewis, and "Muslin Gauze Muslim Prayer" by Muzlimgauze. CD

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VariousMostly Ghostly – More Horror For Halloween ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
One of the hippest Halloween collections you could ever hope to buy – an amazing follow up to Ace Records' legendary These Ghoulish Things – and like that one, a treasure trove of oddball novelty numbers with a sweet October spirit! The work here goes way past familiar "Monster Mash" modes – and instead, really trawls the depths of late 50s and early 60s rock and roll – in search of weird tunes that make great use of odd production techniques, offbeat instrumentation, sound effects, and lots of horror film-inspired styles – a perfect blend of music for the Halloween holiday, and for all year long! The notes are as great as the music – and the set features 25 titles that include "Terrible Ivan" by Art Roberts, "The Cave" by Chuck Holden, "Dracula's Theme" by The Ghouls, "Do The Zombie" by The Symbols, "The Mad Scientist" by The Zanies, "They're Here" by Boots Walker, "The Goo Goo Muck" by Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads, "Spooky Movies" by Roy Clark, and "Sleepy Hollow" by The Last Word. CD

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✨✧ Billy BauerLet's Have A Session (plus Plectrist) ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1955/1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The only 2 albums cut as a leader by guitarist Billy Bauer – best known for his seminal work with Lee Konitz in the 50s, and a player who really changed the use of electric guitar in jazz! The first album is a rare Ad Lib label 10" titled Let's Have A Session – a record with way more depth than you might guess from the simple title – right up there with Bauer's work with Konitz. The sound on this set has a similar ethereal quality to their recordings – light guitar notes dancing in air, as piano, bass, and drums hold them up. The rest of the group includes Tony Aless on piano, Arnold Fiskin on bass, and Don Lamond on drums – and titles include "A Ghost Of A Chance", "Indiana", "Easy Walkin Blues", and "Somebody Loves Me". Next up is the Plectrist album for Verve – rare as hen's teeth in any format, and featuring Bauer's guitar in the lead – with rhythm backing by a trio that includes Andrew Ackers on piano, plus Milt Hinton and Osie Johnson. The set includes some nice originals by Bauer – like "Night Cruise", "Lincoln Tunnel", and "Moon Mist" – all of which are as evocative as their titles, and which show Bauer's style on the guitar to be one of the more compelling modernist ones of the 50s. CD

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✨✧ VariousWaxing The Gospel – Mass Evangelism & The Phonograph 1890 to 1900 (3CD set & hardcover book) ... CD
Archeophone, Early 1900s. New Copy 3CD & book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ghostly sounds from the earliest days of the 78rpm recording – a time when American evangelism was on the rise, and the new sonic format turned out to have as much social power as the flaming sword of the Lord! The music here was all recorded in the 1890s – some under studio guidance by evangelists Dwight Moody and Ira Sankey, some out in the field, and still others on newly-discovered wax cylinders that provide an especially amazing look at this unique moment. The package is a heavy book that's worth the price alone – almost 400 pages, and filled with notes, historical writings, details on the records, and lots of images too – and the 3CDs feature a total of 102 tracks, divided up into "Commercial Recordings", "Celebrity Recordings", and "Vernacular Recordings". And this is a very different side of sounds than those presented on some other collections of this nature – which often focus on African-American gospel of a few decades later – and the sounds themselves definitely show the passage of time – never cleaned up too much, so that there's almost a dream-like presentation of the material! CD

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