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Tommy FlanaganGiant Steps – In Memory Of John Coltrane ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1982. Used ... $7.99
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

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Gentle GiantMissing Piece ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good ... $9.99
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(UK pressing. Cover has a few creases.)

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Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $8.99
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". CD
Also available Little Giant ... LP 11.99

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Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Little Giant ... CD 8.99

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Tubby HayesSwinging Giant Vol 1 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1955. Used ... $6.99
Seminal early work by British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – lifted from some of his mid 50s eps for the Tempo label! The records show Tubbs as a great solos even in his early days, blowing hard and tight in a slightly larger group with trumpets by Jimmy Deuchar and Dickie Hawdon, and in a laidback quartet with Harry South on piano. The tracks feature Hayes racing along at a tight bop-heavy mode, and kicking back for some of those open-ended solos he was so great at on the mellow tracks. Titles include "Peace Pipe", "May Ray", "Monsoon", "Orient Line", "Fidelius", "Tootsie Roll", and "Evil Eyes". 17 tracks in all! CD

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Tubby HayesSwinging Giant Vol 2 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1956/1957. Used ... $6.99
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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Bud PowellBud Powell – Jazz Giant (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1949/1950. Used ... $9.99
Classic Bud Powell trio work for Verve – recorded with Max Roach on drums, adding a nice edge to the session! The record features some of Powell's classics – like "Tempus Fugit", "Strictly Confidential", and "Celia" – plus other haunting renditions of standards like "Get Happy", "Yesterdays", and "April In Paris" – all wrapped up in a nice cover that features a moody David Stone Martin image in red! CD

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

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Horace TapscottGiant Is Awakened (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/International Phonograph, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.98
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
(The pressing is nearly sold out – and we were able to get ahold of just a few more copies! Get it while we got it!)

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Erik TruffazWalk Of The Giant Turtle ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... $1.99
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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WoodentopsGiant ... LP
Rough Trade, 1986. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A wonderful record by The Woodentops – the one that killed them, actually, as they moved from the realm of indie label giants to major label small-fries, but a heck of a record nonetheless! The album's got all the best elements of the group's earlier work – incredibly fast drums and bass, flanged-out and catchy vocals from Rolo, the lead singer, and a powerfully grooving approach to British pop that was completely unique – even for the time. Every cut's a winner, and the album's a truly sparkling affair – not a note or beat or lyric out of place, and a real melange of noise and sweetness. Titles include "Get It On", "Good Thing", "Give It Time", "Hear Me James", "Love Affair With Everyday Living", "Last Time", and "Travelling Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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John ColtraneGiant Steps ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has some wear, a name in pen on front, and a light stain on back.)

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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, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Taj MahalGiant Step/De Ole Folks At Home ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ OV WrightGiant Of Southern Soul 1965-1975 ... CD
Connoisseur Collection (UK), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer southern soul – a great set featuring 25 tracks pulled from OV's years at the Backbeat label, a decade in which he cut some of his finest work, bar none! OV's a fantastic singer – right up there with Otis Redding or James Carr – and this package is one of the best introductions to his work that you could ever hope to find, classic soul tunes in a firm Memphis tradition, including many recorded with Willie Mitchell. Titles include "A Nickel & A Nail", "I Was Born All Over", "You're Gonna Make Me Cry", "Fed Up With The Blues", "I'll Take Care Of You", "Afflicted", "Ace Of Spades", "Slow & Easy", "I'd Rather Be Blind Crippled & Crazy", and "What More Can I Do". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Giant SandValley Of Rain ... LP
Black Sand/Enigma, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Original US pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a few creases.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefGentle Giant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Giant SandHeartbreak Pass ... CD
New West, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Brookmeyer & Jim HallSwamp People ... CD
Giant Steps/Cherry Red (UK), 1958. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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Vijay IyerPanoptic Modes ... CD
Red Giant, 2001. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Gerry Mulligan QuartetOn The Road – Live In California ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A great assortment of rare live material from Gerry Mulligan's groundbreaking piano-less years – tracks recorded between 1952 and 1954, in groups with either Chet Baker or Jon Eardley on trumpet! Tracks include 5 from a 1952 date at the Blackhawk in San Francisco, 15 more from The Haig in LA in 1953 (including a few with Lee Konitz on alto) – plus even more obscure dates at Stockton High School in 1954 and Hoover High School in San Diego from the same year! Chico Hamilton plays drums on all the high school dates, and the sound is surprisingly good – with the right sort of crispness to make Gerry's unique approach come through perfectly! 2CD set features a whopping 35 tracks that include "Line For Lyons", "Carioca", "Utter Chaos", "Bark For Barksdale", "Lover Man", "Bernie's Tune", "Funhouse", "Ida's Side", "Five Brothers", "Get Happy", "Poinciana", "Blues For Tiny", "Limelite", "Nights At The Turntable", "Ontet", "Soft Shoe", and "Piano Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rhyme Poetic MafiaComin' Thru Your Neighborhood (album, inst, ringleader mix, south central mix) ... 12-inch
Giant/Reprise, 1993. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp, a few creases, and a stain at the bottom.)

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Shorty RogersGet Shorty ... CD
Giant Steps, Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMiracle Of Levitation – Experimental Sounds From The United States & Japan ... CD
Gentle Giant, 1995. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition.)

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✨✧ Jo ArmsteadStone Good Lover/Urge Keeps Coming ... 7-inch
Giant, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of Chicago soul! "Stone Good Lover" is a mellow number from Jo – a warm bit of deep soul with a really great feel. The track was a real underground classic, and it's still one of the best records ever from this vastly under-rated singer. "Urge" is an instrumental – strings and piano vamping nicely with the band! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In great shape!)

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✨✧ Wayne BennettCasanova/Rocking (Funky Broadway) ... 7-inch
Giant, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Lord FinesseReturn Of The Funky Man ... CD
Giant/Traffic, 1992. Used ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ VariousNew Jack City – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Giant/Reprise, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme)" by Ice T, "In The Dust" by 2 Live Crew, "New Jack City" by Guy, "I Wanna Sex You Up" by Color Me Badd, "For The Love Of Money/Living For The City" by Troop/Levert with Queen Latifah, "(There You Go) Tellin' Me No Again" by Keith Sweat, "Lyrics 2 The Rhythm" by Essence, and more. CD

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✨✧ Stan GetzStan Getz & The Lighthouse All Stars Live ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), 1953/1955. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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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Cannonball Adderley/Benny CarterLive In Cologne 1961 ... CD
Delta (Germany), 1961. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Two never-heard jazz performances – both recorded in German at the start of the 60s! Cannonball Adderley really shines on the first half of the set – working at a level that rivals his tremendous Riverside albums of the time – especially the live dates, which really showed his combo at their best! These tracks follow strongly in very much the same way – impeccable recording quality, long drawn-out performances, and brilliant sounds from Cannonball on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – on titles that include "New Delhi", "This Here", and "Lisa". Alto giant Benny Carter follows on three more tracks – working with a European group that includes the mighty Carl Drewo on tenor, plus Raymond Droz on trombone and Francis Coppierters on piano – on titles that include "Laura", "It's Wonderful", and "Rose Room". CD

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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... CD
Stones Throw, 2010. Used ... $4.99
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. CD

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Mickey Baker & The Alex Sanders Funk Time BandJazz Rock Guitar ... CD
Kicking Mule/Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, 1978. Used ... $5.99
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 ... $24.99
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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Jean CarneCloser Than Close – The Best Of Jean Carne ... CD
Philadelphia International, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $12.99
One of the nicer things about the global centralization of culture into the hands of a few giant companies is that you can at least get a "greatest hits" comp like this which spans the artists career on a number of different labels! As proof, you'll find killer stuff from Jean's best years, on Buddah, Philly Intl, and Columbia – with tracks like "Back For More" with Al Johnson, "Valentine Love" with Norman Connors, "Free Love", "Don't Let It Go To Your Head", "Was That All It Was", "When I Find You Love", and "Closer than Close". 16 cuts in all, and way better than we expected from a US major! CD
(Out of print, cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneArt Of John Coltrane – The Atlantic Years ... LP
Atlantic, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
We constantly find ourselves going back and forth: do we dig the Atlantic Trane, the Impulse Trane, or the Prestige Trane sides more? They each represent significant periods in both his and jazz in general's development, and all are so burning in their own way. This nice compilation brings together some of his finest moments for Atlantic, bridging the gap between his straight ahead bop years and the outward exploratory later period, with expansive takes on standards that began to incorporate his forward looking harmonic sensibility. A dozen now-classic sides in all: "Syeeda's Flute Song", "Aisha", "Countdown", "Mr. Knight", "My Shining Hour", Blues To Bechet", "The Invisible", "My Favorite Things", "Giant Steps", "Central Park West", "Like Sonny" and "Body & Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a line in marker.)

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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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Lou Donaldson & The 3 SoundsLD + 3 ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A classic meeting between alto giant Lou Donaldson and Blue Note's crack Three Sounds combo – the great piano trio led by the mighty Gene Harris! The formula was one that Blue Note employed on a number of sessions from the time – and it makes a lot of sense, because the Three Sounds are a very tight rhythm group, just waiting for a strong soloist to front their rolling soulful grooves – in ways that really set sessions like this apart from their standard albums for the label. On this one, the Sounds give Lou a nice tight backing, and he repays the favor by laying down some very tight, very in-the-pocket solos with a good soul jazz groove. Tracks include "Jump Up", "Confirmation", "Smooth Groove", and "Blue Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has some moderate wear.)

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Kahil El'Zabar with Nona HendryxIt's Time ... CD
Katalyst, 2011. Used ... $4.99
One of the most soulful sessions we've ever heard from the legendary Kahil El'Zabar – and that's saying a lot, given all of his experiments to mix jazz and club music over the years! This set's his first outing with his Ethnics group – a wonderful combo that's a lot more jazz-based than some of Kahil's other crossover projects – and one that features some especially great vocals from Nona Hendryx, sounding better here than we've heard in years! Kahil's percussion leads the grooves on most tracks, but there's also some rhythm patterns too, and keyboards from Shannon Harris, of Urbancity fame – as well as additional keyboards from Robert Irving III, trumpet from Corey Wilkes, and tenor from Kevin Nabors. Somehow, though, there's still a core acoustic vibe that really holds strong, and keeps the perfect backdrop for Nona's bold vocals – on titles that include "Giant Steps", "Paradise", "I Follow The Sun", "Love Is A Flame", "It's Time", and "Dance In The Spirit". CD

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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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✨✧ Giacomo GatesEverything Is Cool ... CD
Savant, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Things are plenty cool when Giacomo Gates is around – as the singer's a real old school vocalist, with a hip sound that takes us back to the best modes of the postwar years! Gates has never fully gotten his due, but he's a contemporary singer that we'd place in a legacy that includes Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and Jon Hendricks – and, like all of those, is a vocalist who brings a hell of a lot of personality to his presentation of the material – rightly knowing that a jazz singer doesn't just swing, but finds a way to use his voice with the presence of an instrumental giant on the trumpet or tenor! Speaking of tenor, Grant Stewart blows in the small combo that backs up Giacomo – which also includes John DiMartino on piano and Tony Lombardozzi on guitar. Titles include "Everything Is Cool", "When Lovers They Lose", "Social Call", "Hazel's Hips", "Take Five", "Almost Blue", "Please Don't Bug Me", and "Who Threw The Glue". CD

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Johnny GriffinBig Soul (Big Soul Band & White Gardenia) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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 light wear.)

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Earl & Carl Grubbs – The VisitorsIn My Youth (with bonus track) ... CD
Muse, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99
Beautiful spiritual post-Coltrane jazz, played by an excellent but oft-overlooked duo from the early 70s! The Grubbs brothers are fantastic reed players, with a soaring sense of soulfulness that keeps things lively throughout – a style that inflects their horns together nicely to shade in colors on the tunes, then breaks them apart for expressive and meaningful solos that are filled with a tremendous amount of soul! Earl plays tenor and soprano, Carl plays alto sax – and other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Sid Simmons on piano, and John Goldsmith on drums and percussion – all hitting a vibe that's totally great throughout! Titles include a great version of "Giant Steps", plus the cuts "The Juggler", "In My Youth", and "The Visit". CD also features one bonus alternate take of the track "In My Youth". CD

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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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Stan HasselgardClassics In Jazz (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1947. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $0.49
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 Hayes OrchestraTubbs' Tours ... CD
Fontana (UK), 1964. Used ... $13.99
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 ... $169.99
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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✨✧ Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisWings & Things ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of the best records to offer the team of alto giant Johnny Hodges and Hammond player Wild Bill Davis – not just because there's a great soul food cover on the front, but also because the group features Grant Green on guitar! The group plays a number of originals, with a solid soul jazz sound that borders on a Blue Note bag – and titles include "Wings & Things", "Dow De Dow Dow Dow", "Casanova", and "Spotted Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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ImpactsWipe Out ... CD
Del-Fi/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest groups of the Cali instrumental scene of the early 60s – a legendary combo that features later psych giant Merrel Fankhauser on guitar! There's a sense of darkness here that comes through right away – a more brooding quality than you'd find on other, brighter surf instrumentals of the time – as Fankhauser hits these really weird notes, while still hewing to the usual surfish groove – a tone that's deeper and more wangly, even before the echo comes into play! The group also includes a bit of steel guitar – which pushes things towards Hawaii just a bit – plus some nice tenor sax, used in just the right sparing amounts. Titles include "Sea Horse", "Tandem", "Wipe Out", "Steel Pier", "Impact", "Fort Lauderdale", and "Blue Surf". CD
 
 
 



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