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Jaki ByardGiant Steps ... LP
Prestige, 1961/1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
2 LP set of haunting piano stuff by Jaki Byard, recorded in his early days on Prestige, and not too long after his association with Mingus. He's backed here by some great trio players, including Ron Carter, Roy Haynes, and Pete La Roca, and the set has a lot more going on than the usual piano jazz album. Tracks include "Cinco Y Quatro", "To My Wife", "Hi Fly", "Yamekraw", and "There Are Many Worlds". LP, Vinyl record album

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Don ByasTenor Giant ... CD
Drive Archive, 1945. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Nels ClineGiant Pin ... CD
Cryptogramopone, 2004. Used ... $6.99
CD

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Gentle GiantAcquiring The Taste ... LP
Vertigo, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $33.99
A perfectly balanced little set from Gentle Giant – a record that's progressive, but never overly jamming – jazzy, but still rock-based enough to contain some great straight ahead tunes – and whimsical, but never too flowery or hippy dippy! Gentle Giant were one of the few who could strike this balance so well, and an album like this is a perfect example of the great niche they carved out for themselves at the time. The keyboards here are especially great – and feature lots of moog and mellotron that skanes through the tunes with an almost flute-like feel. Titles include "Black Cat", "Plain Truth", "The Moon Is Down", "Acquiring The Taste", and "Edge Of Twilight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original swirl label pressing. Cover has light ring & edge wear.)

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Gentle GiantIn A Glass House ... CD
EMI/Terrapin (UK), 1973. Used ... $9.99
Titles include "The Runaway", "An Inmates Lullaby", "Way Of Life", and "In A Glass House". CD
(In the original printed jewel case – which has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantLive – Playing The Fool ... CD
Terrapin (UK), 1977. Used ... $6.99
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Gentle GiantMissing Piece ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light ringwear.)

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Gentle GiantPlaying The Foole In Wonderland ... LP
Wizardo, 1975. Very Good+ ... $24.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Pasted art has some creases and small tears.)

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GoblinsChic-A-Go-Go/Giant Robot Rock N Roll/Creepy Porno Guy ... 7-inch
It Won't Go Flat, 1996. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Teal vinyl pressing, including the insert.)

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Ron GoodwinSelfish Giant ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $12.99
Features narration by Paul Hecht, and vocals by the Kings Singers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Ray Heindorf/Dimitri TiomkinTribute To James Dean – Music From Giant ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Also features music from Rebel Without A Cause and East Of Eden. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing!)

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Youssou N'DourBirth Of A Star – 11 Giant Dakar Hits ... CD
Manteca, 2001. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Otis SpannSweet Giant Of The Blues ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
The last album ever from the mighty Otis Spann – and maybe one of the greatest, too! The set's got Otis working in a hip blend of blues and jazz – served up with some tight combo work from west coast players who include Tom Scott on tenor and flute, Max Bennett on bass, Luie Shelton on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums! Otis plays piano, and sings with this raspy sound that's just right for his Chicago roots – and the use of electric bass by Bennett gives most of the numbers a funky undercurrent we really love. The approach is like some of the best ABC Bluesway sides of the same time – a mode that updates the Spann sound a bit, but never in a straight funk style – and titles include the mighty "I'm A Dues Payin Man", plus "I Wonder Why", "Bird In A Cage", "Make A Way", and "Sellin My Thing". CD

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Joe TurnerGiant Of Stride Piano In Switzerland ... CD
Jazz Connoisseur, 1950s. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps ... LP
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has some wear & staining.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantInterview ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label reissue.)

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✨✧ SlitsReturn Of The Giant Slits (expanded 2CD version) ... CD
Island/Blast First (UK), 1981. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The dramatic return of the Slits – sounding incredible here on this second album! The set's not as rough and ragged as their first effort – but is still also fairly groundbreaking stuff – mixing up dub and post-punk styles with an almost British avant sensibility. The girls' sense of humor and interplay holds all tracks together wonderfully, and the album's filled with enigmatic little tunes that include "Earthbeat", "Or What It Is", "Face Place", "Walk About", "Animal Space/Spacier", "Life On Earth", and "Improperly Dressed". This 2CD edition includes a bonus disc featuring dub versions, interview material and more. Titles include the Japanese and German versions of "Earthbeat", "Dub Beat", "Face Dub", "Begin Again Rhythm", "Earthbeat 12"" and more! CD

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✨✧ Taj MahalGiant Step/De Ole Folks At Home ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Roland HannaColors From A Giant's Kit ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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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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DOCReturn Of Da Livin Dead (rmx, rmx inst, clean rmx)/From Ruthless 2 Death Row (rmx, clean rmx, rmx inst) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1995. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Liberty EllmanOrthodoxy ... CD
Red Giant, 1997. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Sway & King TechConcrete Jungle ... CD
Giant, 1991. Used ... $4.99
The kings of west coast rap radio, in the days before the Wake Up show blew up coast to coast. Rhymes by Sway, beats by King Tech. 13 tracks plus the intro: "Concrete Jungle", "Devastating", "Baddest Mutha On 2 Turntables (rmx)", "Rock Steady", "Let Me See You Move", "In Control", "Bum Rush The Sound", "Follow 4 Now (rmx)", "It's Not Over" and "Same Old Thang". CD
(Out of print. Booklet and tray card have cutout holes.)
Also available Concrete Jungle ... LP 13.99

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Sway & King TechConcrete Jungle ... LP
Giant, 1991. Sealed ... $13.99
The kings of west coast rap radio, in the days before the Wake Up show blew up coast to coast. Rhymes by Sway, beats by King Tech. 10 tracks plus the intro: "Concrete Jungle", "Devastating", "Baddest Mutha On 2 Turntables (rmx)", "Rock Steady", "Let Me See You Move", "In Control", "Bum Rush The Sound", "Follow 4 Now (rmx)", "It's Not Over" and "Same Old Thang". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Concrete Jungle ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Warren ZevonLearning To Flinch ... CD
Giant, 1993. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Warren ZevonMr Bad Example ... CD
Giant, 1991. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print. Library copy. Spines of tray card are missing.)

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✨✧ Carlene CarterHindsight 20/20 ... CD
Giant, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Troop/LevertFor The Love Of Money/Living For The City (Medley) (city mix with rap, in the house mix, nino brown's mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1991. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has a stain with some stuck-on paper on one corner.)

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✨✧ Wayne BennettCasanova/Rocking (Funky Broadway) ... 7-inch
Giant, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small bit of tape and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Shonen KnifeShonen Knife ... CD
Giant, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 17.98
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. LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddy ArnoldEach Road I Take – The 1970 Lee Hazlewood & Chet Atkins Sessions (Love & Guitars/Standing Alone/bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A surprisingly great set of work from countrypolitan giant Eddy Arnold – 1970 sessions that have him both reforging his strengths with producer Chet Atkins, and taking up a whole new groove with the great Lee Hazlewood! The Atkins material can be heard here on the album Love & Guitars – a set that allows Arnold to answer back to all the others who, by that time, were hitting his own sort of mature way of putting over a tune – with backings that are almost more traditionally country than anything that Eddy had been getting on other recent records. The choice of material is great – songs by Merle Haggard, Wayne Thompson, Kris Kristofferson, and others – and titles that include "When The Wind Blows In Chicago", "Shadows Of Her Mind", "Today I Started Loving You again", "Just Enough To Start Me Dreamin", "With Pen In Hand", and "Soul Deep". Producer Lee Hazlewood works with Eddy Arnold on material from the album Standing Alone – a set that almost has Lee taking a tongue-in-cheek approach with strings and larger arrangements – giving Eddy the kind of setting that might have been darkly double-sided if Hazlewood were singing, but which comes across more in familiar Arnold territory overall. Still, there's definitely some nice touches around the edges – and titles include "Closest I Ever Came", "My Way Of Life", "She Believes In Me", "July You're A Woman", "Where Love Has Died", and "Some Lonely Picker". CD also features additional tracks from the same year, including two unreleased outtakes – for a total of 27 titles in all. CD

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Charles AznavourCharles Aznavour Rarities ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Rare work from French songwriting giant Charles Aznavour – the talent who penned so many great songs for Edith Piaf, then went on to his own tremendous career as a singer! This set brings together lots of obscure tracks from Charles – including some recorded in the 60s and 70s, appearing here for the first time ever – mixed with some under-discovered gems from older records – almost all pulled from Aznavour's great run of records for the Barclay label, with arrangements that move between upbeat and groovy moments, to some of the lush sounds that always worked great for the singer's famous vocal approach. Titles include "Viens Donne-Nous La Main", "La Boheme", "De T'Avoir Aimee", "Ma Mie", "Pour Fair Une Jam", "Un Million De Fois", "Cherie Laisse-Toi Aimer", "Je T'Aime", "Merci Madame La Vie", and "Who". CD

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Banks & Steelz (RZA & Paul Banks)Anything But Words ... CD
Warner, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
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. CD
Also available Anything But Words ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Banks & Steelz (RZA & Paul Banks)Anything But Words ... LP
Warner, 2016. New Copy 2 LPs ... $19.99 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
Also available Anything But Words ... CD 12.99

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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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Anthony BraxtonAlto Saxophone Improvisations 1979 ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A beautiful set of alto improvisations that has Braxton moving through classic and original music, in a rich array of styles that clearly show his genius on the instrument. The double LP set is filled with great moments – like his readings of "Giant Steps" and "Along Came Betty" – plus originals like "Sova Noub V-(AO)" and "JMK-730 CFN-7". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has bumped corners.)

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Rusty BryantUntil It's Time For You To Go ... LP
Prestige, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
A richly soulful album from tenor giant Rusty Bryant – and a set that mixes his older Prestige Records mode with the larger electric styles of the CTI generation! The group's bigger than on most of Bryant's other records of the time – some larger charts arranged by Horace Ott, who had a lot of background in soul and R&B, and brings all of those elements to work nicely on the grooves. Rusty's still out front soloing nicely – in a manner that recalls Stanley Turrentine on CTI or Hank Crawford on Kudu – and other players include Ott himself on keyboards, Wilbur Baxcomb on bass, George Devens on vibes, David Spinozza on guitar, and Bernard Purdie on drums. Funky cuts include "The Hump Bump" and "Ga Gang Gang Goong" – and other titles include "Draggin The Line", "Red Eye Special", and "Troubles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy. Cover has a split top seam, a checkout card, and tape along the spine & bottom seam.)

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James CarrLosing Game – Goldwax Rarities EP ... 7-inch
Goldwax/Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Rare material from one of the all-time soul music greats – Memphis deep soul giant James Carr, heard here on some rare tracks from his seminal Goldwax recordings of the late 60s! The package is wonderful – a limited edition EP that's even cooler than some of Carr's singles from back in the day – featuring rare alternate versions of "A Losing Game", "Love Attack", and "Pouring Water On A Drowning Man" – cuts that really get at the heartbreaking genius of James – plus the excellent "What Can I Call My Own". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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John ColtraneAtlantic Years In Mono (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. New Copy 6 CDs ... $59.99 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

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Francesco De MasiLa Morte Viene Da Manila ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet little score for this 60s film set in the Philippines at the end of WWII – penned by Francesco DeMasi with a nice blend of dramatic elements and exotic touches! The initial sound is a bit like some of Francesco's western scores – but as the soundtrack progresses, lots of cool "exotic elements come into play – almost a hip blend of Italian 60s mod with some island elements that are echoed in light guitars, watery strings, and some occasional darker percussion passages – which are then offset by the occasional action moment in a really nice way. The work definitely shows DeMasi's depth as a film score giant at the time – and the CD features a total of 18 numbers from the film, in a lovely package filled with great images from the movie! CD

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James DeanJames Dean ... LP
Warner, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Original soundtrack excerpts, dialog & music from East Of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause, and Giant. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonLatin American Suite ... LP
Fantasy, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A killer album – one of Duke Ellington's best from the later years! The record features excellent writing from Duke – in a Latin mode, obviously, but touched with these incredible orchestrations that bring all sorts of weird twists and turns to the grooves, yet still manage to keep everything swinging nicely! The result is a rare album of brilliance – one that's vaguely similar to the Clarke Boland Big Band's Latin Kaleidoscope album, but with a genius that's all it's own. The album's got all the modernist touches of late Duke – but man, it also swings like a mofo, and with a really groovy sound – and the great Paul Gonsalves brings some wonderful solo work to the entire session. Titles include "Oclupaca", "Chico Cuadradino", "Eque", "The Sleeping Lady & The Giant Who Watches Over Her", and "Brasiliance". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, in the cover with white border.)

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FJF (Ken Vandermark/Mats Gustafsson)Blow Horn ... CD
Okka Disk, 1997. Used ... $14.99
Quartet session that brings together Swedish reed genius Mats Gustafsson with Chicago tenor giant Ken Vandermark, and adds in Chicago players Steve Hunt and Kent Kessler. Gustafsson and Vandermark are brilliant together – as testified by a recent successful tour of the U.S. this past winter – and their playing is full of life, energy, and boundless imagination. Gustufsson's a genius on an assortment of reed instruments, and the sounds he gets from them are otherworldly. Tracks include "Carry Out", "Structure A La Malle", and "Blow Horn for Service". CD
(Out of print – and in a cool LP-style sleeve!)

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Walter GreeneBrain From Planet Arous/Teenage Monster (with bonus track) ... CD
Monstrous Movie Music, 1957. Used ... $14.99
A giant brain? We're hooked already – and we haven't even heard the music! Fortunately, the audio portion is as great as the cover – the best kind of spooky late 50s film scoring, with conventional instrumentation used in nicely offbeat ways – sometimes to set a larger scene, sometimes to create a very special mood in more dramatic moments – all with the kind of inventive quality that folks like Walter Greene brought to movie music in the years before electronics and other more modern instrumentation came into play. There's some nice vibes and unusual reed lines at times – and titles include "The Brain", "Hot Trip", "Barbecue", "Ride To The Mountain", "The End Of Gor", and "I Killed Dan". Next up is Teenage Monster – a film of similar vintage, with an equally nice score from Greene – and maybe just a few "teen" currents in the music! Titles include "The Mine", "Find Gold", "Realization", "Grabs Girl", and "The Killing". Almost 80 minutes of music! CD

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Johnny GriffinBig Soul (Big Soul Band & White Gardenia) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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

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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 ... $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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Lenny HambroMessage From Hambro ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A bold little message from alto saxophonist Lenny Hambro – a very strong record that should have made him as much of a giant on his instrument as contemporary talents like Lee Konitz or Herb Geller! Hambro has some of the soulful edge of the latter, and lots of the crisp, modern chromes of the former – especially in the way he runs alongside some great guitar in the group from Dick Garcia – a player we mostly know for his work on the Dawn label at the time, but who really makes the record something special here. The rest of the combo features Wade Legge on piano, Clyde Lombardi on bass, and Mel Zelnick on rhythm – and Hambro's sax work is angular and very deft – already at the top of his game. Titles include the Legge originals "Slave Girl", "Message In Minor", "Moon Slippers", and "Hoof Beats" – plus Hambro's "Thanatopsis" and "The Lonely One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 6 eye pressing.)
Also available Message From Hambro (3 x 7" EP) ... 7-inch 9.99

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Lenny HambroMessage From Hambro (3 x 7" EP) ... 7-inch
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold (pic cover)... $9.99
A bold little message from alto saxophonist Lenny Hambro – a very strong record that should have made him as much of a giant on his instrument as contemporary talents like Lee Konitz or Herb Geller! Hambro has some of the soulful edge of the latter, and lots of the crisp, modern chromes of the former – especially in the way he runs alongside some great guitar in the group from Dick Garcia – a player we mostly know for his work on the Dawn label at the time, but who really makes the record something special here. The rest of the combo features Wade Legge on piano, Clyde Lombardi on bass, and Mel Zelnick on rhythm – and Hambro's sax work is angular and very deft – already at the top of his game. Titles include the Legge originals "Slave Girl", "Message In Minor", "Moon Slippers", and "Hoof Beats" – plus Hambro's "Thanatopsis" and "The Lonely One". 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Message From Hambro ... LP 14.99
 
 
 



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