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✨✧ Giant CrabGiant Crab Comes Forth ... LP
Uni, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Sidney BechetGiant Of Jazz – Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1950. Good ... $19.99
Bechet is joined by "Wild Bill" Davison, Ray Diehl, Art Hodes, Walter Page, "Slick" Jones, Fred Moore and Claude Luter for these eight tracks of New Orleans jazz. Songs include "Jazz Band Ball", "Tin Roof Blues", "Cake Walking Babies", "Temptation Rag", "When The Saints Go Marching In", "Basin Street Blues", "Tiger Rag", and "Riverboat Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has fully split seams and a tear at the spine. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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✨✧ BucketheadGiant Robot ... CD
Cyber Octave, 2000. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Benny CarterJazz Giant ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $2.99
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 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959. Used ... $9.99
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
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Lee HoldridgeGiant Of Thunder Mountain ... CD
Citadel, 1991. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob Kindred with Larry WillisGentle Giant Of The Tenor Sax ... CD
Mapleshade, 2001. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $5.99
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

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O Farrill BrothersGiant Peach ... CD
Zoho, 2011. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Horace TapscottGiant Is Awakened ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a click on a small part of side two, but plays well overall. Inside gatefold has some water damage.)

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VariousGiant Single – The Profile Records Rap Anthology (colored vinyl) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Profile, 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... On April 22, 2017
The best old school to mid school rap compilation we've seen released by one the bigs in quite a while – a 2CD collection of classic Profile from the early 80s underground genius of Rammelzee Vs K-Robb up to the late decade pop takeover courtesy Run-DMC and into the 90s with Rob Base, Camp Lo and more – very nicely done! The tracklist progresses chronologically and very strongly represents the era(s), track by track. Great stuff by Disco Four, Dana Dane, Fresh 3 MCs, Run-DMC, King Sun, Special Ed, DJ Quik, Camp Lo and more. Includes "Genius Rap" by Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, "Whip Rap", "Beat Bop" by Rammelzee Vs K-Rob, "Fresh" by Fresh 3 MCs, "Sucker MC's (Krush-Groove 1)" by Run-DMC, "Nightmares" by Dana Dane, "It's My Beat" by Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce, "I Got It Made" by Special Ed, "Hey Love" by King Sun, "Rock Dis Funky Joint" by Poor Righteous Teachers, "Born And Raised In Compton" by DJ Quik, "Zulu War Chant" by Afrika Bambaataa & Time Zone and more. 31 tracks on 2CDs – with a liner notes by Big Payback author Dan Charnas. (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 23. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Giant Steps ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ James CottonGiant ... CD
Alligator, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Denis DiblasioSeven Giant Steps To Heaven ... CD
Liscio, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganGiant Steps – In Memory Of John Coltrane ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful little tribute to the late, great John Coltrane – served up as a piano trio session led by Tommy Flanagan, but done with a sense of power and imagination that rivals the strength of Trane's classics! All tracks here are originals by Coltrane, performed by Flanagan with a forceful approach to the piano that shows a bit more McCoy Tyner than usual – and which is propelled strongly on most numbers by bold rhythm work from the team of George Mraz on bass and Al Foster on drums. Foster's work on the kit is especially nice – quite bold, and really soaring forward with a sense of righteous energy – inspiring Flanagan to heights we've never heard before on a session like this. Titles include "Naima", "Giant Steps", "Syeeda's Song Flute", "Central Park West", "Mr PC", and "Cousin Mary". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSophisticated Giant ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful album from Dexter Gordon's later years at Columbia – and a rare session that pairs larger arrangements with his soulful voice on the tenor and soprano saxophone! Although other players worked often in this mode, the record may well be the only one of its type for Dexter – but that doesn't stop it from being a standout treasure that lets us hear a whole new side of his talents. Slide Hampton handled the arrangements, and he really works some magic with players that include Woody Shaw, Benny Bailey, Frank Wess, and Bobby Hutcherson – using their best talents to create richly chromatic backdrops for Dex's solos. A few of the players step out on their own lines on longer tracks, and titles include "Fried Bananas", "You're Blase", "Insensatez", "Moontrane", and "Laura". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lightnin HopkinsBlues Giant ... LP
Olympic, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some fading at the edges.)

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✨✧ Charlie PalmieriGiant Step ... CD
Tropical Buddah, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Instrumental Latin from Charlie Palmieri – an indie set from the 80s, but one that almost has the classic feel of some of his first few albums at the end of the 50s! The approach here is similar to those – especially Charlie's work for United Artists – a jazz-inflected approach that has plenty of piano in the lead, supported by bass, timbales, bongos, and congas! Larry's groove is traditional, but also shows some of the freedoms that crept into Latin piano work during the 60s and 70s – and as an added plus, most of these tracks are much longer than in the old days – offering plenty of space for improvisation on the solos! Titles include "Rhumba Rhapsody", "Start The World I Want To Get On", "Mis Amigos EGC", "Adios", "Bajo Los Sombras De Un Pino", and "Muneca". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don SebeskyGiant Box ... LP
CTI, 1973. Used 2LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious albums on CTI – a very large project in which Don Sebesky seems to work with just about everyone else who recorded for the label! The Giant Box title is apt – as the record originally came packaged in a cardboard box – room enough to hold the 2 records that comprised it, all the long tunes on the set, and the huge array of cast who helped out on the project. Players include Sebesky on organ, piano, and electric piano – plus Baws, Joe Farrell, Paul Desmond, and many others. There's some sweet vocal backgrounds on the set – by Jackie & Roy, Lani Groves, and Tasha Thomas – and titles include "Vocalise", "Semi Tough", "Firebird/Birds Of Fire", "Free As A Bird", and "Song To A Seagul". Great stuff – with bits of funk, jazz, and ambitious arrangements – all filtered into the cool CTI sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the booklet. Box has some wear & split corners.)
 
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Color Me BaddSlow Motion (freeze frame mix, main mix 2, simplicity, originality, no drumplicity, inst) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1991. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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FS EffectSo Deep It's Bottomless ... LP
Giant, 1991. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lord FinesseReturn Of The Funky Man (clean, album, inst, clean rmx)/F*ck 'Em (album, inst) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1991. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice early single from Finesse with production by fellow DITC's Showbiz & Diamond D, and cuts by Premier. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some edge wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Lord FinesseReturn Of The Funky Man ... CD
Giant/Traffic, 1992. New Copy ... 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 year! Timeless production that lives up to the title by Showbiz, Diamond D and Finesse. Tracks include "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". CD
 
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Banks & Steelz (RZA & Paul Banks)Anything But Words ... LP
Warner, 2016. New Copy 2 LPs ... $14.99 21.98
Wu Tang mastermind and all around modern renaissance man RZA teams up with Interpol vocalist Paul Banks...and it works. Wow! Considering the pros and cons of the contemporary musical landscape, one of the major pros is the cross-pollinating possibilities of what would've seemed crazy in the past. Still, the inspiration that might make a solid single happen with disparate figures rarely extends to an album – which is what makes Banks & Steelz such a leftfield win. RZA rhyming over hip hop/synth pop hybrid production and sharing vocals and production duties with Banks – with guest appearances by fellow Wu vets Meth, Ghost and Masta Killa, plus Kool Keith and Florence Welch. Includes "Giant", "Ana Electronic", "Sword In The Stone" feat Kool Keith, "Wild Season" woth Florence Welch, "Conceal", "Love And War" with Ghostface, "Can't Hardly Feel", "One By One", "Gonna Make It" and "Point Of View" with Method Man & Masta Killa. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary BartzLove Affair ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $19.99
A wicked set from the great Gary Bartz – one done after his mid 70s association with Larry Mizell – but still very much in a similar groove! The album's a great blend of Gary's soulful alto work with sweet electric backings – often put together with that angular stepping mode he used on some of his gentler funky numbers – and blended with a few mellower moments that live up to the title of the record, and really let Bartz stretch out on soulful solos. There's plenty of nice keyboards on the set, but Nate Morgan also brings in a slightly righteous vibe at times too – and titles include "Shake Your Body", "Love Affair", "At Last", and a remake of "Giant Steps", done in a pretty great way that has it sounding like a sweet 70s modal groover. CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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BlondieBlondie ... LP
Capitol, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The incredible debut of Blondie! Before branching out into 70s NYC club culture informed pop, Blondie was first-and-formost an incredibly cool punk-era rock & roll band, though never really straight-up punkers themselves – filtering a love of 60s girl group vocals and seedier surf rock influences into catchy songs still raucous enough for CBGBs. While the live gig grit is buffed out of in the studio, there's no lack of game-changing greatness here – and titles include "X Offender", "Little Girls Lie", "In The Sun", "In The Flesh", "Rifle Range", "Kung Fu Girls", "The Attack Of The Giant Ants" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Nick Brignola featuring Pepper AdamsBaritone Madness ... LP
Beehive, 1977. Sealed ... $5.99
Baritone madness, and a lot more too – a set that's full of surprises, and which may well be one of the most striking records on the Beehive label from Chicago! The date not only features twin terrors on baritone sax – Nick Brignola and Pepper Adams, both blowing at the height of their powers – but it also includes a very unusual group of players alongside them – modern giant Ted Curson on trumpet and flugelhorn, avant bassist Dave Holland, incredible drummer Roy Haynes, and British pianist Derek Smith. The unlikely meeting of players comes off wonderfully here – and most tracks are nice and long, with lots of blowing session room for solos! Tracks include "Billie's Bounce", "Donna Lee", "Marmeduke", "Alone Together", and "Body & Soul". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joshua Clegg CafferyTraditional Music In Coastal Louisiana – The 1934 Lomax Recordings (hardcover) ... Book
Louisiana State University, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 45.95
A detailed look at one of the most compelling strands of the legendary field recordings of Alan Lomax – his 1934 foray into the rich musical culture of Southern Louisiana! Although some of the Lomax recordings have been brought out and examined under the spotlight in just about every way possible, these recordings have remained a bit more obscure – and finally get full exposure here – in a detailed volume that moves through each recording one by one, presenting the artist, the setting, the lyrics, and a larger critical examination of the work – almost like some giant book-length presentation of liner notes for the 1934 Louisiana field recordings. Not for the feint of heart, but if you've got interest in the farther reaches of cajun music, you'll find plenty here to love – as the hardcover book is 346 pages, and overflowing with notes and information. Book

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Suzanne CianiFish Music (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)... On April 22, 2017
First release of Suzanne Ciani 's Fish Music , which she originally proposed for exclusive infinite-loop airings in a giant mid-American shopping mall aquarium in 1977. (Note: This item is not for sale online until after the opening of business on Sunday, April 23. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on Record Store Day. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, the day after Record Store Day we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Single-sided "aquatic clear" vinyl limited to 100 copies. Includes a copy of the original press release as well as a press cutting from the time.)

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Stelvio CiprianiConcorde Affaire 79 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A really great little soundtrack – one that's got a sound that's as sexy and sophisticated as you might guess from the cover and title – served up by Italian 70s genius Stelvio Cipriani! Stelvio proves himself to be a giant both on the funky numbers and the mellower moments – the former done with these cool stepping basslines mixed with really sweet keyboards – the latter served up with slinky strings that echo some of the best Italian erotic styles of the time, complete with some great watery touches on the production! This masterful reissue really expands past the original 12 track album – to offer up an additional 15 bonus cuts, wrapped up in a lovely-looking package as well. Titles include "Affaire Theme", "Danger Call", "Martinica Feeling", "Soft Dream", "Safe Landing", "Concorde Combo", "Percussion Theme", "Life Alert", and "Suspense Drums". CD

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Arnett CobbKeep On Pushin ... LP
Beehive, 1984. Sealed ... $9.99
A rare later date from tenor giant Arnett Cobb – and one of the few to match the groove of his Prestige Records sessions! There's an easygoing groove here that takes us back to the brilliantly understated soul of Cobb's Party Time Records – as the set's got a similar laidback rhythm vibe – with piano from Junior Mance, bass from George Duvivier, and drums from Panama Francis – all players who really keep things cool, while Cobb steps out with some well-blown solos in the lead. The album also features a bit of guest work on two tracks from Joe Newman on trumpet and Al Grey on trombone – and titles include "Cheatin On Me", "Blues For Lisette", "Keep On Pushin", "Stardust", and "Deep River". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John ColtraneAtlantic Years In Mono (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. Used 6 CDs ... $39.99
The early genius of John Coltrane – summed up perfectly on his albums for Atlantic Records! Coltrane was really going through some amazing changes here – picking up on some of his more modal and freewheeling solo expressions, while also able to hang back in some of the more soulful moments of his previous work on Prestige – criss-crossing jazz territory that few would touch this well again, even though Coltrane continues to influence so many with these records! The package presents five full albums in mono – all of them classics – Giant Steps (with the title track, "Naima", "Mr PC", and "Cousin Mary"), Bags & Trane (a duet session with vibist Milt Jackson), Ole Coltrane (with the incredible side-long title cut), Coltrane Plays The Blues, and The Avant Garde (an amazing collaboration with trumpeter Don Cherry). Package also includes The Coltrane Legacy – a special collection of rare mono recordings, with the titles "Untitled Original", "26-2", "Original Untitled Ballad", "Centerpiece", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Blues Legacy". CD
Also available Atlantic Years In Mono (6CD set) ... CD 44.99

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John ColtraneAtlantic Years In Mono (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. New Copy 6 CDs ... $44.99 64.99
The early genius of John Coltrane – summed up perfectly on his albums for Atlantic Records! Coltrane was really going through some amazing changes here – picking up on some of his more modal and freewheeling solo expressions, while also able to hang back in some of the more soulful moments of his previous work on Prestige – criss-crossing jazz territory that few would touch this well again, even though Coltrane continues to influence so many with these records! The package presents five full albums in mono – all of them classics – Giant Steps (with the title track, "Naima", "Mr PC", and "Cousin Mary"), Bags & Trane (a duet session with vibist Milt Jackson), Ole Coltrane (with the incredible side-long title cut), Coltrane Plays The Blues, and The Avant Garde (an amazing collaboration with trumpeter Don Cherry). Package also includes The Coltrane Legacy – a special collection of rare mono recordings, with the titles "Untitled Original", "26-2", "Original Untitled Ballad", "Centerpiece", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Blues Legacy". CD
Also available Atlantic Years In Mono (6CD set) ... CD 39.99

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John ColtraneAtlantic Years In Mono (6LPs with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. New Copy 6 LPs ... $138.99 149.99
The early genius of John Coltrane – summed up perfectly on his albums for Atlantic Records! Coltrane was really going through some amazing changes here – picking up on some of his more modal and freewheeling solo expressions, while also able to hang back in some of the more soulful moments of his previous work on Prestige – criss-crossing jazz territory that few would touch this well again, even though Coltrane continues to influence so many with these records! The package presents five full albums in mono – all of them classics – Giant Steps (with the title track, "Naima", "Mr PC", and "Cousin Mary"), Bags & Trane (a duet session with vibist Milt Jackson), Ole Coltrane (with the incredible side-long title cut), Coltrane Plays The Blues, and The Avant Garde (an amazing collaboration with trumpeter Don Cherry). Package also includes The Coltrane Legacy – a special collection of rare mono recordings, with the titles "Untitled Original", "26-2", "Original Untitled Ballad", "Centerpiece", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Blues Legacy". Box also features a 7" 45rpm single of "My Favorite Things" in mono – and box, vinyl, covers, and booklet are nice and heavy! LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy In Europe Volume 2 ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Fair ... $19.99
Classic set of European recordings – made by Dolphy in 1961, before the fateful 1964 European tour that would later claim his life. 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 flute. Tracks are long, and titles include "Miss Ann", "Don't Blame Me", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Cover is in nice shape.)

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy In Europe Volume 3 ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Good ... $8.99
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. Cover has light wear and a few light bubbles in the gloss.)

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Paquito D'RiveraEste Camino Largo ... CD
Yemaya (Spain), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
70s recordings by Cuban tenor giant Paquito D'Rivera – done in the company of a host of different ensembles, and representing some great work recorded for the Egrem label, not readily available in the US! Some sides have Rivera blowing with longtime compatriot Chucho Valdes on piano – either in a spare setting, or with the group Irakere – and a few other sides have Rivera working with the Finland Jazz combo, in 1978. There's a surprising amount of modes on the set – from mellow, to soulful, to slightly traditional – and titles include "Chekere Son", "La Cancion De Los Ninos", "Este Camino Largo", and "Hasta Siempre". CD

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Chico Freeman & Von FreemanFreeman & Freeman ... CD
India Navigation, 1989. Used ... $12.99
One of a few albums from the late 80s that features underground saxophonist Chico Freeman playing in the company of his father, Chicago tenor giant Von Freeman. This set was recorded live in New York, and it's a bit more straight ahead than the pair's earlier Lord Riff & Me set for the Why Not label – but it comes across nicely, in a mode that shows that Chico has absorbed more than a bit of his pop's strengths over the years. Rhythm is by Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette – but Muhal Richard Abrams plays piano on one track, "Paying New York Dues". Other titles include "Undercurrents", "Lover Man", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dusko GoykovichEuropean Jazz Sounds ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic unreleased work from one of the greatest trumpeters on the European scene from the late 50s onward – and one of the few players who could match the depth and soul of American jazzmen on the instrument! Dusko Goykovich has given us so much great music over the years – in small groups as a leader, in unusual projects as a sideman, and even as a soloist in bigger bands – and here, we capture the trumpet giant at the earliest stage of his career – on some beautiful German radio studio recordings from the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – tight, soulful, boppish material with a slight modern edge – recorded on all tracks with Derek Humble on alto, Karl Drevo (Drewo) on tenor, Franciso Coppieters on piano, and Jonny Fischer on bass. Some tracks feature Kenny Clarke on drums, the rest feature Stuff Combe on the kit – and titles include "Mile Dave", "Omricon", "Perhaps", "Quicksilver", "Solar", "Les Copains", "Salud To Birdland", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD

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Johnny GriffinBig Soul (Big Soul Band & White Gardenia) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
One of those ubiquitous Milestone 70s two-fers combining two nice sides from the little giant. The first set is Big Soul Band, a sweet little album from Johnny – quite different than most of his other sessions at the time, as this one features a big band, as the title says – filled with some strong Chicago and soul jazz players, and featuring killer arrangements by the great Norman Simmons! Simmons' was just bubbling up at the time – and he had a sock soul jazz sound that was part of his time on the Chicago scene, and which, unfortunately, rarely achieved as strong of recorded expression as it did on this album. Griffin's a heck of a great player, even at this age, and the strength of his horn sits nicely in the front of a great ensemble that also includes Pat Patrick, Matthew Gee, Julian Priester, Frank Strozier, Bobby Timmons, Harold Mabern, Vic Sproles, and Charlie Persip. Titles include a number of Simmons originals – like "Meditation", "Panic Room Blues", and "Holla" – plus a great reading of Timmons' "So Tired"! The second LP is Johnny's tribute to Billie Holiday – with Johnny's tenor fronting some larger backing on strings and brass – but hipper than most efforts of this type, thanks to some great arrangements by Melba Liston and Norman Simmons! The record's a nice change from some of Johnny's more full-on bop sessions from the same time – and it's nice to hear that his tenor works equally well on mellow tracks and ballads like "God Bless The Child", "Gloomy Sunday", "Travelin' Light", "Left Alone", and "Detour Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Lars GullinPortrait Of My Pals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Sweden), 1964. New Copy ... $3.99 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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Marvin Hamlisch/Mundell LoweBananas/Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Kritzerland, 1971/1973. Used ... $29.99
Two incredible soundtracks from early Woody Allen films – but as comically charming as the movies themselves! Marvin Hamlisch really outdid himself for the score to Bananas – working at a level that's much more whimsical, and much less staid than some of his better-known Hollywood scores of the 70s – with almost as much musical and stylistic changes throughout the set list as the scene settings of Allen's wonderful movie. Some tunes have a groovy 60s approach – especially the main theme – others have a bit of jazz, Latin, or other modes – and the whole thing leaps back and forth wonderfully with a great sense of energy. Titles include "El Presidente & Nancy", "Kidnapping Gone Awry", "1500 Dinners To Go/Food & Sex", "Fielding & Nancy", "Rocky Subway Ride", and "Hey Ralph How Much Is A Copy Of Orgasm". Next up is Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex – an even madder film in some ways – scored by Mundell Lowe in a range of groovy modes! Lowe really draws on all his experience with other 60s soundtracks – and brings into play a mix of jazzy sounds, odd instrumental moments, and some especially nice numbers that have the erotic and bossa touches you might hear on a great Italian film score. Titles include "Daisy The Sheep", "Love Potion & The Chastity Belt", "Attack Of The Giant Tit", "Romantic Moment", "The Mad Doctor", "What's Your Perversion", and "Sesso Nei Luoghi Pubblici". And as bonus tracks, the CD also features two versions of "Cause I Believe In Loving", the film version of the "Bananas" theme, and "T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do" from Sleeper. CD
(Out of print.)

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Herbie HancockCrossings (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1971. Used ... $11.99
Herbie Hancock further expands his cosmic vision in this groundbreaking album of free-flowing fusiony tracks – a record that really steps up his range of keyboards, mixing in both acoustic and electric pianos, mellotron, and even a bit of spacey moog from the legendary Patrick Gleeson! The whole thing is wonderful – very open and flowing, and even more organic than Hancock's later work on Columbia – especially given the length of the tracks on the set. In addition to Gleeson, other players include Benny Maupin on reeds, Julian Priester on trombone, Buster Williams on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – and titles include the 3 long tracks "Quasar", "Sleeping Giant", and "Water Torture" – all good ones! CD
 
 
 



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