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Benny CarterJazz Giant ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $4.99
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". CD

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... $2.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! CD features a wealth of bonus tracks – 5 more additional alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of Johnny Griffin's hard blowing LPs as a leader for Jazzland – recorded with a crack lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! This is the kind of work that the term "hard bop" was coined for – sharp-edged jazz at its best – informed strongly by earlier bop and modern modes, but also played with a deeper dose of soul overall. The six players come together perfectly throughout – working with a tightness that matches most Blue Note work of the time – and titles are a great set of tracks that includes 3 by Chicago pianist Norman Simmons, and 1 by the great Babs Gonzales. Tunes include "Olive Refractions", "The Message", "Lonely One", "Playmates", and "63rd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – with insert!)

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✨✧ Tubby HayesSwinging Giant Vol 2 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1956/1957. Used ... $9.99
Stunning work from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes! Hayes is easily one of our favorite-ever players from east of the Atlantic, and he sounds great on this CD that pairs together 2 mid 50s LPs – After Lights Out and The Jazz Couriers. The former features Hayes in a quintet with Harry South on piano and Dickie Hawdon on trumpet, grooving hard on tracks that include "No I Woodyn't", "Nicole", "Hall Hears The Blues", and the darkly tinged "Message To The Messengers". The other album features 4 longish tracks recorded with Hayes' frequent partner, the great Ronnie Scott, in the pair's famous Jazz Couriers group. Titles on that set include "Oh My!", "Plebus", and "Reunion". CD

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✨✧ Woody HermanGiant Steps ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Genius 70s work from Woody Herman – funky big band with electric touches, served up on a range of wonderful tunes! Woody's still at the helm of the group on saxes and clarinet – but as with other Fantasy and Cadet albums, the real thanks here goes to arrangers – who include Bill Stapleton, Alan Broadbent, Tony Klatka, and Richard Evans – who's making a brief post-Cadet appearance here to serve up a fierce version of his classic "First Thing I Do" – a jazzy reworking of the Joyce Williams tune, done here with a nice break, wah-wah guitar, and a real badass soundtrack style! Rhythm players include Joe Beck and Ray Barretto – and the whole album's great throughout. Titles include "Think On Me", "A Child Is Born", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "First Thing I Do", "Giant Steps", and a great take on Chick Corea's "La Fiesta", complete with electric piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Freddie KeppardNew Orleans Giant Vol 1 – Freddie Keppard With Erskine Tate, Doc Cook & Jimmie Noone – 1923 to 1928 ... CD
Hot N Sweet (France), Mid 20s. Used ... $11.99
(Out of print.)

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Yusef LateefGentle Giant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger-concept recordings to come, but which is still pretty lean and clean overall – and damn funky on most of the best tracks! Yusef plays a host of hip flutes here, plus tenor and oboe – and an almost equal star on the record is Kenny Barron, whose electric piano lines really make the album something special. The album begins with a long take on Barron's "Nubian Lady" which begins the record – and Kenny also contributed the tighter grooving "Jungle Plum". Other tracks include "African Song", "Queen Of The Night", "Poor Fishermen", "Below Yellow Bell", and a strange version of "Hey Jude" that goes on for a long time, and really messes with the volume – listed on the cover with the note "Do not adjust the playback level on your audio equipment – readjust your mind!" LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited audiophile pressing!)

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Raekwon/TimbalandGiant Size (lp, inst)/Talkin Trash (clean, lp) ... 12-inch
Hollywood, 1999. Very Good ... $0.99
From the soundtrack to the PJs. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Erik TruffazWalk Of The Giant Turtle ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... $5.99
A really radical change for trumpeter Erik Truffaz – and his most striking album to date! Part of the set features soundscape-oriented numbers that are slightly similar to his earlier work, but which also show a range of expression that lies somewhere between the atmospherics of Jon Hassel and the muted lines of Miles Davis. However, other tracks almost rock out with intense energy from the rest of the group – heavy bass and drum work, supported by Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano in a hard-jamming style that turns things up many notches from earlier records. The move is a good one, we think, and should bust Truffaz out of comparisons with older artists, and into a whole new audience. Titles include "Next Door", "Belle De Nuit", "The Walk Of The Giant Turtle", "Seven Skies", "Flamingos", and "Scody (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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✨✧ David Byrne & St VincentLove This Giant ... LP
4AD/Todomundo, 2012. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie – 16 Rare Performances By The Giant Who Shared In The Groundwork Of Modern Jazz ... LP
RCA, Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great RCA comp of Dizzy's earlier bop sides for the label, many of which came out first only as singles! Titles include "Anthropology", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", "Ool Ya Koo", "Duff Capers", "I'll Be Boppin Too", and "Guarachi Guaro" – the precursor to "Soul Sauce"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. )

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✨✧ Tubby HayesLittle Giant (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing look at the early career of British tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes – easily one of the greatest players on his instrument on the other side of the Atlantic – and a player we'd rank right up there with Sonny Rollins or Coleman Hawkins at their best! On these early sides from the 50s, Hayes has a wonderfully deep, round tone – a near-perfect quality that few of his countrymen, and a good deal of ours, could never hope to match! But even more than that is his strong sense of creativity, even in a short solo space – an ability to blow out brilliance with each new note, and hardly ever cover the same ground again. The 4CD package features most key bits from Hayes' work on the Vogue label – plus a few bits for Decca as well – all recorded under his own leadership in small groups, and in other bands under the direction of Jimmy Deuchar, Vic Lewis, Jack Parnell, Victor Feldman, and Dizzy Reece. Titles include "Orient Line", "Monsoon", "May Ray", "Peace Pipe", "Treble Gold", "Basshouse", "IPA Special", "Big Top", "Cabaletto", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Message To The Messengers", "Laker's Day", "Short Circuit", "Karen", "Blues In Two Modes", "Walkin Shoes", "Sextet", and "He's A Tramp". 71 tracks in all – including some unreleased numbers – plus a 44 page booklet as well! CD

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✨✧ MonkeesLast Train To Clarksville/Take A Giant Step ... 7-inch
Colgems, 1966. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Horace TapscottGiant Is Awakened (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/International Phonograph, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An incredible album – one of the few rare early sides cut by pianist Horace Tapscott, a seminal figure in the LA underground of the 60s and 70s! The record is as pure Tapscott as you could ever get – experimental, but not too free; spiritual, but never too sappy; progressively political, but never overwrought – and Tapscott is playing with a strong quintet that includes Black Arthur Blythe on alto, David Bryant and Walter Savage on bass, and Everett Brown on drums. The lineup is great – and Blythe is a real revelation, with a tone and style that's different than some of his later work, but equally soulful – and the use of two basses makes for some wonderful rhythmic elements that really drive the modal energy of the music. The set includes an important early version of "The Dark Tree" – a modal groover that's one of Tapscott's lasting legacies – plus the tunes "Niger's Theme", "For Fats", and "The Giant Is Awakened". CD

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✨✧ Gentle GiantLive Rome 1974 ... CD
Glass House (UK), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock

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✨✧ Craig HundleyArrival Of A Young Giant ... LP
World Pacific, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Arrival", "The Jet Song", "3 For 5", "Chopin Prelude/How Insensitive", and "Departure". LP, Vinyl record album
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George Freeman/Charlie EarlandIntroducing George Freeman Live With Charlie Earland Sitting In ... LP
Giant Step, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Rare album featuring a live recording of Freeman and Charles Earland – recorded in Philadelphia by Sonny Hopson (according to George, it was done without his permission). The song list is fairly standard for a live lounge set, but George manages to get some crazy solos in (if you've ever seen him live, you'll know what we're talking about). It's not Franticdiagnosis, but it's a nice document of a certain moment, and one we hardly ever see. Includes "Stormy Monday Blues", "Funky Walk" and a number of standards and pop tunes,lik "Let It Be" and "Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan GetzStan Getz & The Lighthouse All Stars Live ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), 1953/1955. Used 2CD ... $19.99
A stunning roster of players made up the house band at Hermosa Beach, CA's legendary Lighthouse Cafe – an outfit accompanied on these early-to-mid 50s dates by tenor sax giant Stan Getz – with work that's as much an aural snapshot of the sound of place and time as it is a piece of the players' pedigrees! The 2CDs in this set is made up of work captured on a few dates in 1953 and 1955 – some of it laidback and charming, and some of it with more than a little bit of heat and heaviness – with lots of players that include Russ Freeman on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, Jimmy Guiffre on baritone, Teddy Charles on vibes, Howard Rumsey on bass, Shorty Rogers and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets, Milt Bernhart on trombone, and others! Disc 1 titles include "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Jive At Five", "Moonlight In Vermont", Topsy", "Bernie's Tune", "Solitaire" and more. Disc 2 includes "Morgan Davis", "La Soncailli", "The Big Top", "The Duke You Say!", "Mood For Lighthouse", "Casa De Luz" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Groove CollectiveGroove Collective ... CD
Giant Step/Reprise, 1994. Used ... $2.99
The group's first, with production courtesy the great Gary Katz, who's put a fine touch on many Steely Dan LPs. While we were a bit dismissive of this effort at the time, it's kind of become a bit of a watershed in retrospect, the high water mark for the American Acid Jazz scene, if a bit commercial, and definitely a nice portrait of the mid 90s NYC scene, with loads of great players from all over the spectrum. Titles include "El Gollpe Avisa", "Buddah Head", "Nerd", "Balimka", "Rentstrike", and "Saturday Afternoon". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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HammerPumps & A Bump (bump teddy bump mix, club)/It's All Good (club, grandmaster mix) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1993. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ice TNew Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme) (12 inch mix, reprise, sax mix, stress mix, dis mix) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1991. Very Good- ... $1.99
Additional mixes by David Morales. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve. Label has an old price sticker.)

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Tony ThompsonSexsational ... CD
Giant, 1995. Used ... $1.99

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Macy GrayI Try (Grand Style mix, Grand Style inst, Grand Style acapella, Jaydee rmx, Jaydee inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Giant Step, 2000. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Big MountainBest Of Big Mountain ... CD
Giant, Early 90s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock

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✨✧ Groove CollectiveWe The People ... CD
Giant Step/GRP, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The group's sophomore release. 14 tracks in all including: "Loisaida", "Lift Off", "Everybody (We the People)", "Fly", "Sneaky", "I Am", "Caterpillar", "Where Are Your White Shoes", and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Miki HowardMiki Sings Billie – A Tribute To Billie Holiday ... CD
Giant, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ AhmadYou Gotta Be. . . (clean edit, album edit, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Government IssueCrash ... LP
Giant, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Lord FinesseParty Over Here (rmx, album, rmx inst, clean)/Save That Sh*t (clean)/Yes You May (funk flow mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic DITC material, featuring one of the earliest appearances by Big L! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing in a plain sleeve. Label has remnants of a sticker.)

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✨✧ Lord FinesseReturn Of The Funky Man ... LP
Giant/Reprise, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
We know we spend a lot of space on these pages propping up early 90s hip hop, but you have to admit it was the salad days of the East coast. Finesse's second LP's no exception, with tight lyrics and beats – keeping it real before it became a cliche – a DITC classic that we never grow tired of, and has been far to hard to get a hold of on vinyl for years. Timeless production that lives up to the title by Showbiz, Diamond D and Finesse. 12 tracks counting the intro, including "Party Over Here", "Yes You May", "Return Of The Funky Man", "Fat For The 90s", "Stop Sweating The Next Man", "That's How Smooth I Am", "Praise The Lord", "I Like My Girls With A Boom", "Hey Look At Shorty", "Isn't He Something" and "Funky On The Fast Tip". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo pressing in the picture sleeve.)

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✨✧ Groove CollectiveRentstrike/Nerd/Buddah Head/Ms Grier ... 12-inch
Giant Step/Reprise, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)
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Mickey Baker & The Alex Sanders Funk Time BandJazz Rock Guitar ... CD
Kicking Mule/Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, 1978. Used ... $6.99
A rare later album from 50s guitar giant Mickey Baker – recorded overseas, and with a different vibe than his legendary R&B work – including some nice funky moments too! The album's not really jazz, and it's hardly rock at all – and instead is more of a bluesy effort with slight undercurrents of funk – some modern touches provided by the tight rhythms of bassist Alex Sanders and his combo – who provide a nice backdrop for Baker's sharp lines on guitar! Mickey's picked up a few modern tones over the years, but still has plenty of grit in his grooves – and titles include "Pop Off", "Prelude", "Ouagadougou", "Sophie", "Wag Your Tail", "Shadadabah", and "Alexander's Funk Time". CD

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Don ByasJazz Free & Easy (Regent) ... LP
Regent, Early 50s. Very Good ... $36.99
Nice album that features some great swinging sides by tenorist Byas – a true giant in his own right, but a player who wasn't that often recorded in small group sides like these. The tracks have that nicely rough Savoy feel, with good room for Byas to solo, and a focus on strong straight playing. Titles include "Free & Easy", "Byas A Drink", "Donby", "Candy", and "I Don't Know Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Regent pressing with deep groove – heavy, and nice and clean. Vinyl has a very short click on one cut, but overall is great – more VG+. Cover is nice too.)

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✨✧ Donald Byrd & Barney WilenJazz In Camera ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. Used ... $18.99
An unreleased treasure from the European scene of the late 50s – material recorded for a soundtrack, and a rare meeting of American trumpeter Donald Byrd and French tenor giant Barney Wilen! Neither the film nor the music were ever issued at the time – and this archival project finally brings together the sublime sounds in the studio from Byrd and Wilen – music that's easily every bit as great as the best French jazz scores of the time, as well as most other European hardbop records too! The group features talents from both sides of the Atlantic – Jimmy Gourley on guitar, Walter Davis on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Al Levitt on drums – and the style is a bit tighter than usual for a jazz soundtrack – with long tracks that have a more conventional jazz tune shape, instead of shorter atmospheric numbers. Wilen gets plenty of room to stretch out in expressive tones – as on his soundtrack work with Miles Davis from the same time – and hearing Byrd's trumpet alongside makes for a really nice contrast! CD
(Out of print.)

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Larry CoryellImprovising – My Life In Music (with CD) ... Book
Back Beat, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
Guitarist Larry Coryell tells his life story, along with a bonus CD of music that traces his growth over the decades – from a key rock jazz figure in the early 60s, to an important fusion giant in the 70s, to a surprisingly strong traditional jazz musician in more recent years! The format is loose and personal – in a good way – and the book also includes photos to go along with Coryell's stories and recollections, as well as an instructional CD that's supported by text in the back of the book. 209 pages, softcover, with images and CD. Book

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Dap Kings & Rickey CallowayStay In The Groove (parts 1 & 2)/I'm In Love (parts 3 & 4) (2 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Kay Dee, 2013. New Copy 2 x 7" ... $13.99
An amazing pairing of talents! Funk vocal giant Ricky Calloway works here with backing from The Dap Kings – recording in the Daptone studios, with production from Kenny Dope! All the cooks on board definitely don't spoil the broth – and instead, the cut may well be the sort of number we've been waiting to hear for years from Ricky! "I'm In Love" is presented here with parts 3 and 4 – which we don't think were on any previous singles – and is a stone monster too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Eric DolphyEric Dolphy In Europe Volume 3 ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Fair ... $4.99
This is volume 3 of Prestige's set of European recordings by Dolphy, some of the last he would make before he passed away at a very young age. The group features Swedish piano giant Bent Axen, plus a rhythm section that includes Erik Moseholm on bass and Jorn Elniff on drums. Like most Dolphy recordings from the time, however, the main focus is on Dolphy himself, and the long tracks feature some beautiful extended solos on alto and bass clarinet. 3 tracks: "Woody N You", "When Lights Are Low", and "In The Blues (1-2-3)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. NOTE: condition is FAIR. Cover has some wear, staining, and a cutout hole.)

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Eddie FloydEddie Floyd Experience ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
An overlooked later set from Stax Records giant Eddie Floyd – a Malaco records album that has Eddie transforming his sound nicely for the time – picking up a slightly clubby groove while he still keeps his vocals right on the money! Arrangements are by Wardell Quezerque, who keeps plenty of southern soul roots at the core – while also bringing in a modern soul approach that's quite different than the Eddie Floyd sound of a decade before. Production is by Floyd and Mack Rice – and the pair also wrote most of the songs on the set, some great original material that really helps strengthen this new voice of Eddie's. Titles include "Prove it To Me", "Feel My Body", "Take A Chance On Me", and "You're Gonna Walk Out On Me". CD

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Frank FosterFearless Frank Foster (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1966. Used ... $25.99
An incredible album from tenor giant Frank Foster – one of his best records ever, with an impeccable soul jazz groove that's light years beyond his earlier work! The record has a bit of the feel of Frank's album with Richard Davis for Impulse, but takes off in a slightly different direction – tightly grooving, with a bit of a searching feel that points towards Foster's Coltrane-inspired later years. Frank's on tenor, and the rest of the group includes Virgil Jones on trumpet, Al Dailey on piano, Bob Cunningham on bass, and Alan Dawson on drums. The rhythmic component of the session is tremendous, and titles include "Disapproachment", "Baby Ann", "Janie Huk", and a great version of his "Raunchy Rita". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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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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Herbie HancockTreasure Chest ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Seminal sides from Herbie Hancock – amazing material recorded for Warner Brothers in the years between his time at Blue Note and his big fame at Columbia Records – all sides that definitely show Hancock as one mighty righteous cat! Herbie's really stretching past his more conventional jazz of earlier years here – working both with a bit more electricity in his keys, and some larger arrangements that have a wonderful sense of flow and funk – a groove that definitely puts Hancock on a par with Quincy Jones at his funky best during the early 70s! The album's filled with great grooves pulled from the Warner Brothers albums by Hancock – including some quite long numbers – titles that include the funky nuggets "Wiggle Waggle", "Lil Brother", and "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" – plus "Sleeping Giant", "Crossings", "Quazar", "Ostinato", and "You'll Know When You Get There". CD

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Stan HasselgardClassics In Jazz (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1947. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
Wonderful American work from this Swedish reed giant – recorded in Hollywood in 1947, with Stan on clarinet, alongside Red Norvo on vibes, Arnold Ross on piano,and Barney Kessel on guitar! The tunes have a sweet small combo swing – almost a Verve sort of feel – and titles include "Swedish Pastry", "Who Sleeps", "Sweet & Hot Mop", and "I'll Never Be The Same". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and splitting on the top seam.)

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Tubby HayesBBC Jazz For Moderns (with download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $18.99
Killer work from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – issued here for the first time ever, and material that's every bit as great as his famous Fontana Records sides from the 60s! These tracks are well-recorded gems from the BBC archives – material recorded by Hayes for a special program, and featuring a largeish group of top-shelf players who include Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Keith Christie on trombone, Johnny Scott on alto and flute, Vic Ash on tenor and bass clarinet, Harry Klein on baritone sax, David Snell on harp, and Gordon Beck on piano – all regular associates of Hayes, working as tightly here as on some of his best arrangements from studio dates of the 60s. There's a mix of modernism and solid soul that's pure Tubby all the way through – tremendous on his solo moments, but sparkling throughout as well – exactly the kind of record that will make you fall in love with his talents. Titles include "Early Morning Afterthoughts", "Down In The Village", "Souriya", "Take Your Partners For The Blues", and "Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tubby HayesTubbs ... CD
Fontana (UK), 1961. Used ... $6.99
One of the first Fontana albums by British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – and a well-rounded session with many great elements! About half the tracks feature Tubby on tenor, with a quartet that includes Terry Shannon, Jeff Clyne, and Bill Eyden – in the hard-hitting bop style of his earlier work on Tempo. Another few tracks feature that group expanded by a larger lineup of added horn players – for a searing sound that has Tubby soloing strongly over the top! And the last few feature a slightly large group with Tubby on vibes – showing that he's equally great on that instrument as he is on his horn. Strong all the way through, and with tracks that include "The Late One", "Love Walked In", "Tubbsville", "RTH", and "Wonderful Wonderful". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tubby Hayes OrchestraTubbs' Tours ... CD
Fontana (UK), 1964. Used ... $16.99
A stunning set from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – and the kind of record that shows that he had a vision and depth of playing that stretched far beyond his incredible ability to solo! The set's got Tubby leading a large ensemble, filled with some of the leading lights of the British scene of the time – including Alan Branscombe, Peter King, Allan Ganley, Jimmie Deuchar, and Ronnie Ross. The players come together like magic – hard-swinging with the rhythmic intensity of some of the best Saba/MPS sessions of this type, yet also breaking out with their own extremely strong voices. Tracks are all originals, filled with exotic twists and turns that make for plenty of modally-informed rhythms – and titles include "Raga", "The Killers Of W1", "Sasa-Hivi", "Israel Nights", and "Pedro's Walk". Great stuff throughout, and more proof that the Brit jazz scene of the 60s was a lot more swingin' than anyone over here ever gave it credit! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee Hazlewood & OthersThere's A Dream I've Been Saving – Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 to 1971 (8LPs/4CDs/DVD & Book) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8LP, 4CD, DVD & Book ... $196.99
Incredible work from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – music and images that blow away his previous generation of creation for MGM, Mercury, and Warner Brothers – served up here in a package that really captures all the genius of Hazlewood during these amazing years! The package features this incredible material on 8LPs and 4CDs, 107 tracks of music on each format – with every single album track, 45 cut, and unreleased masters that Lee Hazlewood recorded for his own LHI imprint (including the full albums Cowboy In Sweden, Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For An Almost Lady) – plus all the key tracks from LHI artists like International Submarine Band, Sanford Clark, Honey LTD, Lynn Castle, Hamilton Streetcar, and many others – including 14 unreleased tracks. Then, you also get this incredible 172 page hardcover book – as big as a giant LP box, with rare photos, liner notes, history, Lee Hazelwood timeline, and lots lots more. Then, you get the totally great film Cowboy In Sweden on a DVD – a rare 1970, hour-long film done by Lee in Sweden. The looooong awaited vinyl includes 8LPs AND 4CDs – 107 tracks in each format, and as an additional bonus, a 24" X 36" poster. Amazing! LP, Vinyl record album
(The long awaited vinyl version – finally available for Black Friday 2014! Each of the 8LPs are on colored vinyl, and the box also includes the complete collection on 4CDs.)

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Plas JohnsonBop Me Daddy (plus Drum Stuff) ... CD
Tampa/VSOP, 1956/1957. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
That's quite an image on the cover – and quite a record as well – as the set's one of the best chances you'll get to hear tenor giant Plas Johnson blowing loose and free in the 50s! Plas did countless studio sessions with other artists, and recorded some mellower sides for Capitol Records too – but this mid 50s indie side has Johnson blowing strong, soulful tenor at a level that matches 50s R&B-styled players like Rusty Bryant or Big Jay McNeeley – both of whom would be a good comparison to the sound on this set! And while the title has the word "bop", the overall approach is more blues-drenched – in a pre-soul jazz style – with piano, bass, and drums providing Plas plenty of room to openly blow on titles that include "Plasma", "Jackpot", "Red Cider", "Dungaree Hop", and "Last Call". CD also features the whole album Drum Stuff – a killer set from drummer George Jenkins – with a hard-wailing Central Ave groove, augmented by some killer tenor work by Plas Johnson! This is one of the best albums ever to hear Johnson blowing in a jazz mode – and his tenor skills put him right up there with Willis Jackson or Gene Ammons for sheer soulful blowing. Most rhythms are in an R&B-ish tone, with piano by Ray Johnson, Duke Harris on bass, and Jenkins on drums – and titles include "Gee Gee", "Caravan", "Drum Boogie", "Hot Spot", and "Last Call". CD

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Orlando Julius with The HeliocentricsJaiyede Afro ... CD
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The first new music we've heard in years from Afro Funk giant Orlando Julius – wonderfully paired here with the always-great Heliocentrics! Orlando's definitely in the lead here – singing, playing tenor, and contributing percussion to the overall groove of the group – which leans a bit more towards a 70s African vibe than some of their other releases, yet still retains all their wonderful style of psychedelic funk! Some of the rhythms have an Ethiopian sense of slinkiness, while others hit more of a full-on Nigerian groove – and the whole thing's never forced, never gimmicky, and instead just the right sort of setting for Julius to re-emerge as a true giant of his generation. Titles include "Buje Buje", "Love Thy Neighbor", "Aseni", "Sangodele", "Jaiyede Afro", "Omo Oba Blues", "In The Middle", and "Be Counted". CD

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Omar Khorshid & His GroupLive In Australia 1981 ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Egyptian guitar giant Omar Khorshid, heard here in an Australian live performance that was some of his last work on this planet before his untimely early death! Khorsid's a stunner here – even more so than on some of the studio sides we've heard – as some of these live tracks are nice and long, and feature ripping solos that might well rival American guitar greats of the 60s, plus some of the best on the Aussie scene too! Given the use of percussion and echo during these longer guitar lines, there's almost a reworking of surf instrumental modes going on – but one with a definite Middle Eastern bent – as Khorshid's lead steps quickly next to additional guitar – and the group's rhythms derive plenty from tabla and other percussion, given nice focus by conventional bass and drums. Amazing sounds throughout – very different than a lot of the other Mid-East reissues circulating these days – with titles that include "Sidi Mansour", "Alf Leila We Liela", "Linda Linda", "El Fann", "El Helwa Di", and "Hayert Albi". LP, Vinyl record album

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King CurtisBlow Man Blow – The Capitol Recordings (3CD box set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy 3CDs ... $66.99 89.99
A very cool package that contains all of the sides the tenor sax giant King Curtis recorded for Capitol Records! The package is wonderful – 3CDs, wrapped up in a nice big box, with a huge booklet that has notes on the work, great photos, and full details of the sessions. King's tenor was heard on countless soul and R&B records at the time – but these are the sides that really have him blowing strongly on his own – records cut after his initial singles for the Enjoy label, a host of different types of material, all given a deep soulful twist! Titles include "Good Times", "The Prance", "You Send Me", "Watermelon Man", "More Soul", "Soul Serenade", "Turn Em On", "Beach Party", "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Do The Monkey", "New Dance", "Summer Dream", "Raunchy", "Wagon Wheels", "Java", "Tanya", "Hung Over", "Girl From Ipanema", "Sister Sadie", and lots lots more! Plus, most of these titles have never been reissued before – and certainly not in a package this nice! CD

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✨✧ Lee KonitzLee Konitz Nonet ... CD
Chiaroscuro, 1977. Used ... $12.99
A similar title and lineup to Lee's other Nonet album of the same year – but with 12 tracks that include "April/April Too", "Who You", "Fanfare", "Chi Chi", "Giant Steps", "Stryker's Dues", and "Hymn Too". CD

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