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Jaki ByardGiant Steps ... LP
Prestige, 1961/1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
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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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing with Rockefeller address.)

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Gentle GiantAcquiring The Taste ... LP
Vertigo, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
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 GiantPlaying The Foole In Wonderland ... LP
Wizardo, 1975. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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(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)... $6.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Teal vinyl pressing, including the insert.)

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Dexter GordonSophisticated Giant ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used ... $3.99
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.)
Also available Sophisticated Giant ... LP 3.99

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Dexter GordonSophisticated Giant ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Sophisticated Giant ... CD 3.99

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

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Johnny GriffinLittle Giant (2 LP set) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
An excellent 2LP set that features material pulled from a number of Griffin's early albums for the Jazzland/Riverside label – including The Little Giant, The Kerry Dancers, Way Out, and The Johnny Griffin Sextet. The material is played by a number of groups – with musicians that include Donald Byrd, Pepper Adams, Kenny Drew, Wibur Ware, Blue Mitchell, Julian Priester, Barry Harris, and Sam Jones – but it's united by Griffin's souful approach to bop, and by a youthful energy that made him one of the most striking tenor soloists of his generation, despite a young age. Titles include "Catharsis", "Hot Sausage", "The Message", "Playmates", "63rd Street Theme", "The Kerry Dancers", and "Little John". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some marker, edge wear, tape remnants on the spine, and a card pocket on front.)

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Roland HannaColors From A Giant's Kit ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2010. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Ray Heindorf/Dimitri TiomkinTribute To James Dean – Music From Giant ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Also features music from Rebel Without A Cause and East Of Eden. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing!)

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Craig HundleyArrival Of A Young Giant ... LP
World Pacific, 1968. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Titles include "Arrival", "The Jet Song", "3 For 5", "Chopin Prelude/How Insensitive", and "Departure". LP, Vinyl record album

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Youssou N'DourBirth Of A Star – 11 Giant Dakar Hits ... CD
Manteca, 2001. Used ... $6.99
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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Gentle GiantFree Hand ... LP
Chrysalis, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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Gentle GiantIn A Glass House ... LP
WWA (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "The Runaway", "An Inmates Lullaby", "Way Of Life", and "In A Glass House". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing in the die cut "window cover, including the insert. Cover has a small sticker on front.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneFour Classic Albums (Coltrane Jazz/My Favorite Things/Bags & Trane/Giant Steps) ... CD
Avid, 1959/1960. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Gentle GiantGentle Giant ... LP
Vertigo (UK), 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The amazing first album from Gentle Giant – a crucially overlooked group from the key years of the UK jazz-rock scene! The album definitely comes at things from a rock perspective, but there's a hell of a lot of fusion in the mix too – especially in the guitar and keyboard parts, which jump around with these sharp edges that rival some of the more jazz-based fusion from the European scene of the 70s – played to perfection, even amidst some of the record's higher-concept lyrics – which themselves kind of fall into a King Crimson camp. In fact, the mix of lyricism and all-out jamming makes the record a good comparison to the Crimson camp of the time – yet for some reason, these guys have never gotten as much cred over the years as that group. Titles include "Nothing At All", "Isn't It Quiet & Cold", "Why Not", "Giant", and "Funny Ways". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vertigo swirl pressing.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantMissing Piece ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Us pressing.)

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✨✧ Sidney BechetGiant Of Jazz – Sidney Bechet Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Blue Note LP compiling a number of 78rpm sides recorded for Blue Note by the great Sidney Bechet. Players include Wild Bill Davison, Art Hodes, Walter Page, and Fred Moore – and titles include "Jazz Band Ball", "Tiger Rag", "Mandy", "Runnin Wild", "None Of My Jelly Roll", and "Cake Walking Babies". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
 
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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 ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Groove CollectiveGroove Collective ... LP
Giant Step/Reprise, 1994. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
The group's first, with production courtesy the great Gary Katz, who's put a fine touch on many Steely Dan LPs. While we were a bit dismissive of this effort at the time, it's kind of become a bit of a watershed in retrospect, the high water mark for the American Acid Jazz scene, if a bit commercial, and definitely a nice portrait of the mid 90s NYC scene, with loads of great players from all over the spectrum. Titles include "El Gollpe Avisa", "Buddah Head", "Nerd", "Balimka", "Rentstrike", and "Saturday Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Groove CollectiveWe The People ... LP
Giant Step/GRP, 1996. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
The group's sophomore release. 14 tracks in all including: "Loisaida", "Lift Off", "Everybody (We the People)", "Fly", "Sneaky", "I Am", "Caterpillar", "Where Are Your White Shoes", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Shonen KnifeShonen Knife ... CD
Giant, 1990. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Sway & King TechConcrete Jungle ... LP
Giant, 1991. Sealed ... $16.99
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.)

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✨✧ AhmadBack In The Day (clean, rmx inst, acapella, dividends mix, dividends inst mix, dividends acapella) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
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Eric AlexanderSummit Meeting ... CD
Milestone, 2002. Used ... $4.99
This tenor giant gets better and better with each new album! Eric Alexander is one of our favorite new jazz artists of the past decade – still a relatively young player, but with a sound that's incredible, steeped in years of tradition, yet freely creative in his own unique way. His tenor solos on this set stand up to some of our favorite older work by players like Clifford Jordan or Sonny Rollins, and if anything, the backing may be some of the best he's ever received on record. Alexander's playing here with longtime friend and musical partner Harold Mabern – who's as sympathetic to Alexander's sound as he once was to that of Frank Strozier – and the other players in the group include trumpeter Nicholas Payton, John Webber, and Joe Farnsworth. Titles include "Andre's Turn", "After The Rain", "This Girl's In Love With You", "A House Is Not A Home", and "Summit Meeting". CD
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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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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Anthony Braxton with Muhal Richard AbramsDuets 1976 ... LP
Arista, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The rich tones of Muhal's piano provide a perfect foil for Braxton, and one that gets him playing a wide range of styles on sopranino, clarinet, bass clarinet, and alto. The whole album resonates with a soulfulness that's not always apparent in Braxton's other work from the time – and the melding of these two giant talents from the AACM is a rare treat. Titles include "Nickie", Dolphy's "Miss Ann", and a few of those squiggle Braxton titles! LP, Vinyl record album

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Henry ButlerFivin Around ... CD
Impulse, 1986. Used ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from the revival years of Impulse Records – a set recorded in the mid 80s, but one that easily matches the soul and spirituality of the label's best work from the late 60s and early 70s! Pianist Henry Butler steps out here with a strong musical vision – one colored by his own bold McCoy Tyner-esque lines on the piano – and embellished by great solo work from Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Azar Lawrence on tenor. Rhythm is by Charlie Haden on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – who definitely match Butler's pulsating, modal-influenced groove here – and additional instrumentation includes bits of flute and oboe, plus a string quartet on 2 numbers – coming off with Alice Coltrane-like brilliance! Great proof that righteous jazz was still being made in the 80s – with titles that include "Fivin Around", "LA Samba", "Improvisation On An Afghan Theme", "Giant Steps", and "Butler's Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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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.)

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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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Stelvio CiprianiConcorde Affaire 79 (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Polydor/Vombis, 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl, great cover – and limited!)

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Stelvio CiprianiTentacles (Tentacoli) (transparent vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $38.99
Sublime Italian soundtrack funk – and one of the greatest albums ever from 70s maestro Stelvio Cipriani! The music was scored for a schlocky horror film about a giant octopus – but Cipriani's approach here goes far beyond its roots – beautifully blending together tightly compressed bass and funky drum bits with sweet electric keys and warm string touches – making for a set that slinks along with an infectious groove from start to finish! The sound is incredible – immediately seductive on the first track, and continuing to develop as the set moves on – making for an amazing soundtrack that we'd rank as one of our Italian favorites of the 70s. Titles include "Tentacles", "Small Town Pleasures", "She'll Never Come Back", "San Diego Yellow Cab", "Summer & Winter", and "Scotch For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 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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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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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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Charles EarlandWhip Appeal ... CD
Muse, 1990. Used ... $7.99
A kinky cover, but a great little record – as the Hammond giant is joined by Johnny Coles on flugelhorn, Houston Person on tenor, and Jeffrey Newell on alto and soprano! CD
(Out of print.)

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Donald Fagen, Walter Becker & Denny DiazYou Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It ... LP
Visa, 1971. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Obscure pre-Steely Dan work from the team of Walter Becker & Donald Fagen – tracks done for the soundtrack to a 1970 film called You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It, and sounding somewhere between the pair's work on Can't Buy A Thrill, and some of their excellent early demos that have been floating around for years! While the music here is missing some of the polish of the later studio sides by Becker and Fagen, it is a great example of how early their genius emerged – and how even working in an obscure setting like this, they could come up with some really striking tunes! Titles include "You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It", "Flotsam & Jetsam", "Dog Eat Dog", "Red Giant/White Dwarf", "If It Rains", and "Roll Back The Meaning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Tommy Flanagan/Ron Carter/Tony WilliamsTrio (Master Trio/Blues In The Closet) ... CD
Gambit (Spain), 1983. Used ... $15.99
2 albums' worth of material from the Master Trio of the early 80s – a group that featured Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – and which was recorded in a spirit that was very similar to the Great Jazz Trio and Super Trio – not surprising, as all members here played in one of those groups! The feel of the set is lightly lyrical and swinging – with shortish tracks, but still enough of an equal focus on all components of the group – a feature that's especially nice, given the inventive qualities that Carter and Williams bring to their playing. CD features a total of 14 tracks – and titles include "New Song", "Angel Eyes", "Good Bait", "Afternoon In Paris", "Giant Steps", "Blues In The Closet", and "Sister Cheryl". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ricky FordTenor For The Times ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Extremely soulful work from young tenor giant Ricky Ford – one of a number of really strong sides he cut for Muse early on in his career, and a set that continues the indie soul jazz vibe of the 70s nicely! The group's a no-nonsense ensemble that features Albert Dailey on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, Jimmy Cobb on drums, and Jack Walrath on trumpet – and all of the songs are Ford originals and titles include "This Our Love", "Christmas Cheer", "Hour Samba", "Saxaceous Serenade", "Portrait Of Love", "Orb", and "Arcadian Eclipse". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny GriffinBig Soul (Big Soul Band & White Gardenia) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
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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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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Herbie HancockCrossings ... CD
Warner (UK), 1971. Used ... $7.99
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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Billy HarperSomalia ... CD
Evidence, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Great recent work from tenor giant Billy Harper! After his classic sides in the 70s, we didn't hear from Harper for years as a leader, but when this one came out, it was well worth the wait! The album's a beautiful batch of tracks in Harper's unique style of soulful avant blowing, and the players on the record with him are incredibly sensitive to the sound he's trying to achieve. Eddie Henderson is on trumpet, Horacee Arnold is on drums, and Louie "Mbiki" Spears is on bass. All tracks are long and spiritual, as with Harper's best work, and titles include "Somalia", "Thy Will Be Done", "Quest", and "Light Within". CD
 
 
 



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