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Giant CrabGiant Crab Comes Forth ... LP
Uni, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantIn A Glass House ... CD
EMI/Terrapin (UK), 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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Benny CarterJazz Giant ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $3.99
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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John ColtraneGiant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... $1.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! CD features a wealth of bonus tracks – 5 more additional alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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. Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger-concept recordings to come, but which is still pretty lean and clean overall – and damn funky on most of the best tracks! Yusef plays a host of hip flutes here, plus tenor and oboe – and an almost equal star on the record is Kenny Barron, whose electric piano lines really make the album something special. The album begins with a long take on Barron's "Nubian Lady" which begins the record – and Kenny also contributed the tighter grooving "Jungle Plum". Other tracks include "African Song", "Queen Of The Night", "Poor Fishermen", "Below Yellow Bell", and a strange version of "Hey Jude" that goes on for a long time, and really messes with the volume – listed on the cover with the note "Do not adjust the playback level on your audio equipment – readjust your mind!" LP, Vinyl record album

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John MayallBlues Giant ... LP
Decca (Germany), 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ O Farrill BrothersGiant Peach ... CD
Zoho, 2011. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Otis SpannSweet Giant Of The Blues ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99
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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✨✧ Digable PlanetsRebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat) (crashing giant step mix, crashing instymix, 7'' mix, uh-oh planet earth albumix, uh-oh planet earth inst) ... 12-inch
Pendulum/Elektra, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a streak of marker.)

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

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... 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
(Red & green Broadway label pressing.)
Also available Giant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ Bud PowellBud Powell – Jazz Giant ... CD
Norgran/Verve, 1949/1950. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don SebeskyGiant Box ... LP
CTI, 1973. Used 2LP Box Set ... Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious albums on CTI – a very large project in which Don Sebesky seems to work with just about everyone else who recorded for the label! The Giant Box title is apt – as the record originally came packaged in a cardboard box – room enough to hold the 2 records that comprised it, all the long tunes on the set, and the huge array of cast who helped out on the project. Players include Sebesky on organ, piano, and electric piano – plus Baws, Joe Farrell, Paul Desmond, and many others. There's some sweet vocal backgrounds on the set – by Jackie & Roy, Lani Groves, and Tasha Thomas – and titles include "Vocalise", "Semi Tough", "Firebird/Birds Of Fire", "Free As A Bird", and "Song To A Seagul". Great stuff – with bits of funk, jazz, and ambitious arrangements – all filtered into the cool CTI sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the booklet.)

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✨✧ Joe TurnerGiant Of Stride Piano In Switzerland ... CD
Jazz Connoisseur, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Rudresh MahanthappaBlack Water ... CD
Red Giant, 2002. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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POVAll Thru The Nite (album, inst, radio) ... 12-inch
Reprise/Giant, 1993. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Shug & DapAnotha Man (rmx, creepin' mix, album, rmx inst, inst, rmx acapella) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1994. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonHistoric Carnegie Hall Concerts – Birth Of A Legend ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), 1949/1950/1952/1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you ever needed proof of Oscar Peterson's genius on the piano, this CD may well be it – as it captures Peterson in a set of different early live performances at Carnegie hall – all of them mindblowing! The tunes here are a bit longer and looser than some of Oscar's studio work for the time – and display a majestic command of the keyboard that rings out from the very first note – never too overdone or showy, but jaw-droppingly incredible in its sense of timing, and trademark mix of poise and invention in the same deft stroke. Accompaniment on 4 of the tracks is only by Ray Brown on bass – and the rest feature either Barney Kessel or Herb Ellis joining in on guitar to complete the classic sound of the 50s Peterson Trio. Tracks were recorded at JATP performances in September of 1949, 1950, 1952, and 1953 – and the CD features 15 titles that include "Gai", "Padovane", "Fine & Dandy", "Carnegie Blues", "Cheek To Cheek", "Tenderly", "Lollobrigida", "Pompton Turnpike", and "Love For Sale". CD

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✨✧ Allen EagerAce Face – The Gray Boys Series Vol 1 ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A well-done overview of the early years of tenorist Allan Eager – a key player in the postwar rise of bop alongside Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and others – but one who never got the fame of some of his contemporaries! The 2CD package features a wealth of material with Eager in the lead – key recordings done as a sideman with Coleman Hawkins, Red Rodney, Buddy Rich, Stan Getz, Tony Fruscella, Tadd Dameron, and others – plus a handful of some of the few dates cut under his own name as a leader! Tracks were recorded over the decade between 1946 and 1956 – and they offer a fully fleshed-out picture of Eager's tremendous talents on the tenor – schooled in styles borrowed from Lester Young, but often set off in much more modern modes overall. Titles include "Allen's Alley" with Coleman Hawkins, "Blues" with JATP, "The Goof & I" with Red Rodney, "Daily Double" with Buddy Rich, "Groovin High" with Barry Ulanov & His Metronome All Stars, "Good Bait" with Tadd Dameron, "Five Brothers" with Stan Getz, "Perdido" with Terry Gibbs, "I'll Be Seeing You" and "Muy" with Tony Fruscella, and "Mulligan's Too" with Gerry Mulligan – plus "Zootcase", "Rampage", "Vot's Dot", "Booby Hatch", "Donald Jay", and "Meeskate" all recorded by Allan Eager as a leader. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Warren ZevonMr Bad Example ... CD
Giant, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Library copy. Spines of tray card are missing.)

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AhmadBack In The Day Remixes (clean, rmx inst, acapella, dividends mix, dividends inst mix, dividends acapella) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1994. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
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✨✧ VariousShazam & Other Instrumentals Written By Lee Hazlewood ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great instrumentals from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – a man you might know for his lyrical wit on record, but also a studio genius with a real ear for an electric guitar! Keep in mind that one of Lee's big claims to fame was his early productions for twangy guitar giant Duane Eddy – and know that in the years after those hits, Hazlewood still spent plenty of time in the studio with other instrumental acts, too – a good deal of whom then also provided the backings for Lee's own vocal records! This collection finally brings together some of the best of Lee Hazlewood's instrumental moments – a wealth of raunchy guitar numbers, surf instrumentals, and lots of other cool cuts that make wonderful use of echo, reverb, and other special early studio effects. The package has the usual wonderful Ace Records notes and attention to detail – and titles include "Moovin & Groovin" by The Rhythm Rockers, "Stalkin" by Duane Eddy, "The Stinger" by Al Casey, "Baja" by Jack Nitzsche, "Salty" by Tony Castle & The Raiders, "Guitar Man" by The Lively Ones, "El Aguila" by The Astronauts, "The Phantom Driver" by Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars, "Angry Generation" by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, "Desi's Drums" by Dino Desi & Billy, "Zapata" by Jack Nitzsche, "Bo Dacious" by The Whisk Kids, "Some Velvet Morning" by Afro Blues Quintet, "These Boots Are Made For Walking" by Billy Strange, and "Muchacho" by Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks. CD

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

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

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

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

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

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✨✧ Arnett CobbParty Time ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Good ... Just Sold Out!
A mighty big party from tenor giant Arnett Cobb – a player who always blew strongly in other settings, but really hit his height on these albums for Prestige! The record is a perfect mix of Cobb's bluesy roots and a more sophisticated modern jazz setting – with support from a crack rhythm combo of Ray Bryant on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – plus the special addition of Ray Barretto on congas, who brings in this rolling kick that definitely opens things up to the party atmosphere in the title – even when things are mellow! Most numbers have a open, soulfully blowing feel – and titles include "Slow Poke", "Lonesome Road", "Party Time", and "Blues In the Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a partially split top seam.)

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

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John ColtraneAtlantic Years In Mono (6LP Box Set) ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- 6LP Box Set ... $99.99
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
(Includes the bonus 7-inch.)
Also available Atlantic Years In Mono (6LPs with bonus 7" single) ... LP 138.99

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John ColtraneAtlantic Years In Mono (6LPs with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. New Copy 6 LPs ... $138.99 149.99
The early genius of John Coltrane – summed up perfectly on his albums for Atlantic Records! Coltrane was really going through some amazing changes here – picking up on some of his more modal and freewheeling solo expressions, while also able to hang back in some of the more soulful moments of his previous work on Prestige – criss-crossing jazz territory that few would touch this well again, even though Coltrane continues to influence so many with these records! The package presents five full albums in mono – all of them classics – Giant Steps (with the title track, "Naima", "Mr PC", and "Cousin Mary"), Bags & Trane (a duet session with vibist Milt Jackson), Ole Coltrane (with the incredible side-long title cut), Coltrane Plays The Blues, and The Avant Garde (an amazing collaboration with trumpeter Don Cherry). Package also includes The Coltrane Legacy – a special collection of rare mono recordings, with the titles "Untitled Original", "26-2", "Original Untitled Ballad", "Centerpiece", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Blues Legacy". Box also features a 7" 45rpm single of "My Favorite Things" in mono – and box, vinyl, covers, and booklet are nice and heavy! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Atlantic Years In Mono (6LP Box Set) ... LP 99.99

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Francesco De MasiLa Morte Viene Da Manila ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy ... $10.99
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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Francesco De MasiNew York Ripper (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
A great 80s horror score from Franceso De Masi – the Italian giant known best for his western and action work of the 60s and 70s – stepping out here in a sweet electric set to rival the best from his contemporaries! There's way more going on here than just the usual horror schlock – and the record's got a mix of funky and groovy moments that including a few surprisingly strong jazzy tracks with soulful tenor solos, mixed with a few others that have more of the keyboards you'd expect! The range of colors and tones really goes past the usual for this sort of film – and titles include "Where Is The Ripper", "New York One Night", "Suspense & Murder", "Waiting For The Killer", "New York One More Day", and "Puertorico Club". LP, Vinyl record album
(Insane package – a very hevy, very thick cardboard cover that acts like a pocket for the vinyl and insert!)

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Gil Evans & Jaco PastoriusLive Under The Sky – Tokyo 1984 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99
A mighty pairing of giants – coming together here in a mighty live set that has both musicians at the height of their powers! At some level, the vibe here is that of Evans during his electric ensemble years – especially given some of the players in the group – but the presence of bassist Jaco Pastorius in the lead really sharpens the edges, and almost creates some of the bolder, more powerful sounds you'd expect from Weather Report, or maybe even the Miles Davis electric groups of the 70s! Gil plays keyboards throughout – and other musicians include Hiram Bullock on guitar, George Adams and Chris Hunter on saxes, Lew Soloff and Hannibal Marvin Peterson on trumpets, Pete Levin on electronics, and a surprising appearance by the avant giant George Lewis on trombone. Titles include "Up From The Skies", "Stone Free", "Variations On THe Misery", "Dania", "Jaco Solo/Goodbye Porkpie Hat", and "Here Comes De Honey Man/Eleven". CD

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Dusko GoykovichEuropean Jazz Sounds ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $17.99
Fantastic unreleased work from one of the greatest trumpeters on the European scene from the late 50s onward – and one of the few players who could match the depth and soul of American jazzmen on the instrument! Dusko Goykovich has given us so much great music over the years – in small groups as a leader, in unusual projects as a sideman, and even as a soloist in bigger bands – and here, we capture the trumpet giant at the earliest stage of his career – on some beautiful German radio studio recordings from the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – tight, soulful, boppish material with a slight modern edge – recorded on all tracks with Derek Humble on alto, Karl Drevo (Drewo) on tenor, Franciso Coppieters on piano, and Jonny Fischer on bass. Some tracks feature Kenny Clarke on drums, the rest feature Stuff Combe on the kit – and titles include "Mile Dave", "Omricon", "Perhaps", "Quicksilver", "Solar", "Les Copains", "Salud To Birdland", and "On Green Dolphin Street". CD

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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 ... CD
Epic/Collectables, Mid 50s. Used ... $2.99
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". CD

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Lenny HambroMessage From Hambro ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockMwandishi – The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings ... CD
Warner, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Essential set that brings together all of Herbie's key transitional recordings for Warner Brothers! Herbie started his years for the label playing in a more straight-ahead funky style – with perennial sample fave recordings like "Wiggle Waggle", "Fat Mama", and "Tell Me A Bedtime Story". Soon, however, he moved into more spacey territory – of the sort that he would later examine fully on his Columbia recordings of the early 70s. Tracks in this vein include "Sleeping Giant", "Water Torture", and "Wandering Spirit Song". The whole set features 3 full albums – Fat Mama, Crossings, and Mwandishi – and it's a great 2CD set filled with hard to find jazz funk classics! CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light wear.)

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John HawksworthGoal – The World Cup 1966 ... CD
El (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
Totally wonderful sounds from UK soundtrack giant John Hawksworth – penned for a film on the heated World Cup of 1966, but served up in John's usual blend of jazzy styles, mod elements, and beautifully tuneful grooves! The CD presents the music with lots of snippets of dialogue from the film – not talking, but a bit of narration, served up in a cool "proper" 60s Brit voice, which adds a surprising amount of charm to the album – but without getting in the way of the music – which does a nice "dance" with the narration on most numbers. Most titles are named after different matches represented on screen – "England V Portugal", "North Korea V Portugal", "England V Mexico", "Russia V Hungary", and so on! CD

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Tubby HayesSeven Steps To Heaven – Live At The Hopbine 1972 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $24.99
Late live work from the legendary Tubby Hayes – but material that still shows the tenor giant at the height of his powers! All tracks are nice and long, and really let Hayes stretch out – not just on tenor, but also on flute – an instrument that he plays with this surprisingly soulful tone, one that's almost a bit raspy at times, and as fluid in solo imagination as his tenor! The rest of the group is nice and lean – really giving Hayes plenty of room in the spotlight – and players include Mike Pyne on piano, Daryl Runswick on bass, and Tony Oxley on drums. The album features long takes on "Alone Together" and "Someday My Prince Will Come" – plus a six minute burning version of "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with bonus download code, too!)
 
 
 



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