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✨✧ Gentle GiantPower & The Glory ... LP
Capitol, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US cover – with rounded corners. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some pen.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantOctopus ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautifully melodic work from Gentle Giant – one of the jazziest combos of the British progressive years – heard here in a set that was one of their biggest over here in the US! There's a slight undercurrent of funk to the record – a choppy, romping quality in some of the rhythms that takes the group past modes of some of their contemporaries – and the album's inventive use of multiple voices further expands the sound, into a range that's sweetly harmonic at some of the best moments. Instrumentation includes a fair bit of keyboards – plus vibes, violin, guitar, and alto sax – and titles include "The Advent Of Panurge", "Knots", "A Cry For Everyone", "Raconteur Troubadour", "River", and "Dog's Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the standard cover, with a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantPower & The Glory ... CD
EMI/One Way, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Power & The Glory ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Sidney BechetGiant Of Jazz – Sidney Bechet Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 40s. Very Good ... $11.99
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
(Liberty pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Big CountryWonderland (extended version)/Giant/Lost Patrol (live) ... 12-inch
Mercury (UK), 1984. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Clear vinyl pressing.)

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Benny CarterJazz Giant ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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John ColtraneGiant Steps (180 gram pressing – mono) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.99
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

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James CottonGiant ... CD
Alligator, 2010. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Luis GascaLittle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
A rare album by the great west coast Latin trumpeter Luis Gasca, and argubly the best album he ever recorded! The set was recorded in New York during the late 60's, and features a great lineup of musicians that includes Paul Griffin on piano, Joe Henderson on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Mongo santamaria on conga, and Bernard Purdie on drums. The style's a mix of soul jazz, Latin, and bits of modal riffing – and the record features some beautiful large arrangements by Gasca and Mark Levine, in a style that's a bit like some of Duke Pearson's work from the late 60s, but handled with a bit more of an edge. Tracks include "Coisa No. 2", "Afro Blue", "Joy Ride", and "Sweet Pea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small name in marker on back.)

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Dizzy GillespieGiant (Jazzman) ... LP
Jazzman, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Jazzman pressing from the 80s. Spine has a small split.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSophisticated Giant ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used ... $1.99
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.)

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Ray Heindorf/Dimitri TiomkinTribute To James Dean – Music From Giant ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
Also features music from Rebel Without A Cause and East Of Eden. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging, with a bit of pen and a small labelmaker sticker on back.)

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Michael KamenIron Giant (metal slipcase edition) ... LP
Mondo, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $79.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the embossed metal slipcase!)

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Bud PowellBud Powell – Jazz Giant ... LP
Norgran, 1949/1950. Very Good ... $14.99
Classic Bud Powell trio work for Verve – recorded with Max Roach on drums, adding a nice edge to the session! The record features some of Powell's classics – like "Tempus Fugit", "Strictly Confidential", and "Celia" – plus other haunting renditions of standards like "Get Happy", "Yesterdays", and "April In Paris" – all wrapped up in a nice cover that features a moody David Stone Martin image in red! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Label has a light stain. NOTE – Cover is stained and wavy on the bottom half.)

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

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Don SebeskyGiant Box ... LP
CTI, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $4.99
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, missing booklet. Box has some wear.)

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SlitsReturn Of The Giant Slits ... CD
CBS/Real Gone, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 14.98
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 that has the whole thing coming together beautifully – and with a righteous power that made the trio one of the most important female acts of the postpunk years. 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". CD

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Horace TapscottGiant Is Awakened ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About October 25, 2017
An incredible album – one of the few rare early sides cut by pianist Horace Tapscott, a seminal figure in the LA underground of the 60s and 70s! The record is as pure Tapscott as you could ever get – experimental, but not too free; spiritual, but never too sappy; progressively political, but never overwrought – and Tapscott is playing with a strong quintet that includes Black Arthur Blythe on alto, David Bryant and Walter Savage on bass, and Everett Brown on drums. The lineup is great – and Blythe is a real revelation, with a tone and style that's different than some of his later work, but equally soulful – and the use of two basses makes for some wonderful rhythmic elements that really drive the modal energy of the music. The set includes an important early version of "The Dark Tree" – a modal groover that's one of Tapscott's lasting legacies – plus the tunes "Niger's Theme", "For Fats", and "The Giant Is Awakened". CD

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X-Legged SallyLand Of The Giant Dwarfs ... CD
Bang/Knitting Factory, 1995. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGiant Single – The Profile Records Rap Anthology (colored vinyl) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Profile, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99 24.98
The Profile Records label may be best-remembered as the initial home of Run DMC – but back in the day, the company was one of the top imprints on the New York scene – and one of the few who could be a bit bigtime, yet still keep the right sort of ears to the ground! The selection here certainly lives up to that legacy – as the music is filled with some overlooked treasures, mixed with a few key classics – all to serve up a perfect portrait of the hip hop underground as it was really breaking out and moving up! Titles include "Genius Rap" by Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, "Whip Rap" by Disco Four, "Word Of Mouth" by King Kut, "A Fly Guy" by Pebblee Poo, "Fresh" by Fresh 3 MCs, "Beat Bop" by Rammelzee Vs K-Rob, "Nightmares" by Dana Dane, "Get Off My Tip" by Masterdon Committee, "Lies Lies" by Rap-O-Matic, "It's My Beat" by Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce, "Drag Rap" by The Showboys, "Here Comes That Beat" by Pumpkin & The Profile All-Stars, and "Sucker MCs (Krush Groove 1)" by Run-DMC. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing – includes download!)
 
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FS EffectSo Deep It's Bottomless ... LP
Giant, 1991. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – In a plain sleeve.)

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Groove CollectiveGroove Collective ... CD
Giant Step/Reprise, 1994. Used ... $1.99
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". CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Groove CollectiveWhatchugot (main, bass dub, alternate voc, sax mix)/Buddha Head (album) ... 12-inch
Giant Step/Reprise, 1994. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a chewed corner.)

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Television Power ElectricTelevision Power Electric ... CD
Gentle Giant, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Vijay IyerPanoptic Modes ... CD
Red Giant, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ AhmadYou Gotta Be. . . (rmx, rmx inst, rmx acapella, album, album inst)/Back In The Day (dividends mix) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1994. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has light wear and a streak of marker on front.)

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✨✧ Pudgee Tha Phat BastardCheckin' Out The Ave (album, inst, acapella, ghetto rmx, ghetto rmx inst) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1993. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp, edge wear, and a few creases.)
 
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Count Basie with Lester YoungLester Leaps In ... LP
Epic, Late 30s/1955. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A beautiful mid 50s issue of some of the classic material that Lester Young recorded with Count Basie during the late 30s – all nicely packaged with a great cover, and annotated in a way that offers a lot more information than the original release of the material on 78rpm discs! These are the records that made Lester a giant – and for good reason, as the Basie setting seems to propel Young's horn with even more force than it might have on its own – allowing a great setting for the fresh voice that would go onto transform generations of tenor players to come! The set features 12 tracks in all – and titles include "Moten Swing", "Taxi War Dance", "Dickie's Dream", "Jump For Me", "Song Of The Islands", and "Lester Leaps In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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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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✨✧ Ray BryantRhythm Background Record For Any Musician Or Vocalist Vol 5 ... LP
Music Minus One, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Piano giant Ray Bryant joins the ranks of the Music Minus One series – working with a quartet that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – almost grooving in a late 50s Prestige mode, save for the fact that the tunes have a bit of extra space to accommodate the "guest" performer. Tracks are all Cole Porter tunes – and titles include "Night & Day", "Let's Do It", "Love For Sale", "You Do Something To Me", "Begin The Beguine", and "Anything Goes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet!)

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Don Byas with The Jacobs BrothersGroovin High – Live In Haarlem 1964 ... CD
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), 1964. New Copy ... $19.99
An unusual later performance from tenor giant Don Byas – one that has him working with a very cool Dutch group, and hitting some modes that are quite different than some of Don's earlier work! Byas was right at home in the overseas scene at the time – a fact that you'll notice on his surprisingly strong Dutch language introductions to one of the tracks, and which you'll hear superbly in his work with Pim Jacobs on piano, Ruud Jacobs on bass, and John Engels on drums – all top players on the scene in The Netherlands, with a bold rhythmic approach that often pushes Byas more strongly into 60s grooves than anyone might expect. The album begins with a great modal version of "On Green Dolphin Street", and includes takes on "I Remember Clifford", "Lady Bird", "Groovin High", "Moonlight In Vermont", and "Billie's Bounce". CD

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

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Stelvio CiprianiConcorde Affaire 79 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1979. Used ... $12.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy CliffJimmy Cliff (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan (UK), 1969. Used ... $14.99
A seminal self-titled set from Jimmy Cliff – one of the singer's first full albums – presented here in a package issued by Trojan Records from earlier Jamaican sides produced with Leslie Kong! Cliff is already a giant at this point – singing with a far-reaching soulfulness that goes way beyond simple reggae modes that mindblowing sound that made him one of the first true international stars to burst forth from the Kingston scene – with a quality that's sometimes strong enough to rival American soul giants like Otis Redding or Marvin Gaye! This deep soul influence comes through even more beautifully here on these early tracks – on hits that include "Many Rivers To Cross" and "Wonderful World Beautiful People" – plus the titles "Vietnam", "Hard Road To Travel", "Sufferin In The Land", "Time Will Tell", and "Come Into My Life". CD features 14 bonus tracks, 25 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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John ColtraneHeavyweight Champion – Complete Atlantic Recordings (7CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Early 60s. Used 7CDs & Book ... $24.99
An amazing set of work by John Coltrane – some of his best recordings ever, tracks that form a pivotal point between his later 50s work with Miles Davis and his mid 60s spiritual searching years. The set's unbelievably exhaustive – and includes every track that was ever issued by Coltrane on an Atlantic album, plus some great alternate takes, plus a 72 page hardbound book of photos and writings, plus a whole CD of rare material that was never issued before! (The folks at Atlantic say that they would have loved to make an even bigger set – but after a fire in their warehouse in the 70s, this one CD of tapes is all that ever remained!) The whole package is incredibly well put together – in a small discrete box with some great fold-out CD cases, and a wonderful mechanism for storage that's as great as the music in the set. Titles include "Syeeda's Song Flute", "Ole", "My Favorite Things", "Cousin Mary", "Giant Steps", "Mr Day", "Blues To Elvin", "Satellite", "Liberia", "Dahomey Dance", and sooooo much more! CD
(Outerbox has light edgewear.)

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Ted CursonTraveling On ... CD
Evidence, 1996. Used ... $4.99
An excellent recent album from modernist trumpet giant Ted Curson! The set was recorded in Japan – in a very respectful format that has Curson exploring a number of different idioms from previous years. The best tracks are long drawn out numbers with a modal/modern groove – Curson's solo work augmented by some great soprano, alto, and flute solos by Mark Gross. A few of the tracks have Curson playing in a style that's oddly more in a funky soul jazz mode – featuring Ted doing versions of "Watermelon Man" and "Flip Flop & Fly", both with vocals! Other tracks include "Reava's Waltz", "Song Of The Lonely One", "Flatted Fifth", "Tears For Dolpy", "Lin's Garden", and his classic "Quicksand". CD

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Wolfgang DaunerRischkas Soul ... CD
Brain/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A fantastic album from German keyboard giant Wolfgang Dauner – and maybe one of the few to perfectly balance both his soul jazz roots and his later trippier style! The music here is very groovy – much more in the mode of MPS Records electric jazz sets of the time than you'd guess from the album's placement on Brain Records – and the lineup features incredible work from Sigi Schwab on guitar – who can be open and spacious at some points, but then really jam with a groove at others! Likewise, the bassist Eberhard Weber can provide a lot of propulsion when needed, but also lay back and bow his cello in a more ECM-like way – and the album's two drummers, Fred Braceful and Roland Wittich, both show an equally deft ability to change up the groove! The real superstar, though, is the mighty Dauner – who plays piano, organ, and keyboards, plus a sweet bit of flute too – on tracks that include "Reading Machine", "Kamasutram", "Blues Far Out", "Flute Woman", and a freaky fuzzy take on Cannonball Adderley's "Jive Samba". CD

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✨✧ Eric DolphyEric Dolphy In Europe Volume 2 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... $6.99
Classic set of European recordings – made by Dolphy in 1961, before the fateful 1964 European tour that would later claim his life. The group features Swedish piano giant Bent Axen, plus a rhythm section that includes Erik Moseholm on bass and Jorn Elniff on drums. Like most Dolphy recordings from the time, however, the main focus is on Dolphy himself, and the long tracks feature some beautiful extended solos on alto and flute. Tracks are long, and titles include "Miss Ann", "Don't Blame Me", and "Laura". CD

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy In Europe Volume 2 ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good ... $39.99
Classic set of European recordings – made by Dolphy in 1961, before the fateful 1964 European tour that would later claim his life. The group features Swedish piano giant Bent Axen, plus a rhythm section that includes Erik Moseholm on bass and Jorn Elniff on drums. Like most Dolphy recordings from the time, however, the main focus is on Dolphy himself, and the long tracks feature some beautiful extended solos on alto and flute. Tracks are long, and titles include "Miss Ann", "Don't Blame Me", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy In Europe Volume 3 ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... $5.99
This is volume 3 of Prestige's set of European recordings by Dolphy, some of the last he would make before he passed away at a very young age. The group features Swedish piano giant Bent Axen, plus a rhythm section that includes Erik Moseholm on bass and Jorn Elniff on drums. Like most Dolphy recordings from the time, however, the main focus is on Dolphy himself, and the long tracks feature some beautiful extended solos on alto and bass clarinet. 3 tracks: "Woody N You", "When Lights Are Low", and "In The Blues (1-2-3)". CD

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Arne DomnerusFavourite Groups 1949 to 1950 ... CD
Metronome/Dragon (Sweden), Late 40s. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Seminal work from one of the first great modernists to emerge on the Swedish scene of the postwar years – reedman Arne Domnerus, whose work on clarinet tied him to an earlier generation, but whose increasing recordings on alto sax really opened up to the best tones of the bop modern scene! These recordings feature Domnerus on both instruments – the clarinet, like Buddy DeFrano, far more bop than swing at times – alongside a range of other wonderful players who include Gosta Theselius on piano, Leppe Sundevall on trumpet and bass, Ulfe Linde on vibes, Bengt Hallberg on piano, and even some guest tenor work by James Moody! The set features recordings that Arne made for the Metronome label, but also expands out past any other package of this work to even include some unissued numbers, and some live jam session material with baritone giant Lars Gullin. 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "Conversation", "Running A Temperature", "More Than You Know", "Deep Purple", "Car Rider", "Laura", "Larry's Blues", "Stuffy", "Out Of Nowhere", and "All The Things You Are". CD

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Lou Donaldson & The 3 SoundsLD + 3 (2 LP 180gram 45 RPM pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $43.99
A classic meeting between alto giant Lou Donaldson and Blue Note's crack Three Sounds combo – the great piano trio led by the mighty Gene Harris! The formula was one that Blue Note employed on a number of sessions from the time – and it makes a lot of sense, because the Three Sounds are a very tight rhythm group, just waiting for a strong soloist to front their rolling soulful grooves – in ways that really set sessions like this apart from their standard albums for the label. On this one, the Sounds give Lou a nice tight backing, and he repays the favor by laying down some very tight, very in-the-pocket solos with a good soul jazz groove. Tracks include "Jump Up", "Confirmation", "Smooth Groove", and "Blue Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Test pressing, in separate plain covers with catalog number stamps. Disc 2 is still sealed.)

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

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Faith Evans & Notorious BIGKing & I ... LP
Rhino, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 31.98
A late, but earnest and affectionate tribute to late great mic giant Notorious BIG – his archival vocals paired with new vocals by Faith Evans – and appearances by Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Skeep Louch, Styles P, Jadakiss & Lil Cease! As false as many similar sets can feel, something about this one feels realer and closer to Biggie's familial comfort zone, and somehow, against all odds creatively, surprisingly welcome after all these years. Includes "A Billion", "Legacy", "Can't Get Enough", "Don't Test Me", "Tryna Get By", "I Don't Want It" feat Lil' Cease, "Ten Wife", "Fool For You", "Got Me Twisted", "When We Party" feat Snoop Dogg, "Somebody Knows" feat Busta Rhymes, "One In The Same", "Lovin' You For Life" feat Lil' Kim, "NYC" feat Jadakiss, "It Was Worth It" & more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis FullerSoul Trombone (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best non-Blue Note albums from the early years of trombone giant Curtis Fuller – a definite cooker that more than lives up to its title! At his best, Fully often played his instrument with a style that was more like a trumpet than trombone – isolated notes, sharp sense of rhythm, and an ability to match energy of all his top-shelf contemporaries – which is a key thing here, as the lineup includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor, and Cedar Walton on drums – almost like a Jazz Messengers album from the time that Fuller was in the group, but without Art Blakey. The whole album's wonderful – and titles include "The Clan", "Newdles", and "Ladies Night" – plus a hard hitting rendition of "Dear Old Stockholm" which runs for 9 minutes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye Vol 1 – 1961 to 1965 (7LP 180 gram pressing) (Soulful Moods/Stubborn Kind/When I'm Alone/Hello Broadway/Together/How Sweet It I ... LP
Motown, Early 60s. New Copy 7LP ... $99.99 174.98
The birth of a legend – the first seven albums from Motown giant Marvin Gaye, served up here in one nicely-priced package! The set's similar to the Original Album Classics series – in that it features each individual album in a tiny record sleeve – all stacked together in a nice box that brings all the music together – including a number of records that haven't been reissued in quite awhile! Even at this early point, Marvin's way ahead of the game – able to lay down hard, heavy soul tracks when he wants – but also slide into a ballad like nobody else, and even hit a few jazzier moments too. The range of modes here is really wonderful – showing that Motown was already trying to let Gaye move into the many directions he'd follow later on – and albums include the tearjerking When I'm Alone I Cry, the seminal Stubborn Kind Of Fellow, the duet with Mary Wells on Together, the soaring How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, the jazzy Tribute To Nat King Cole, the classy Hello Broadway, and the moody Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Good Fellows (Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring)Take The Yellow Train (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Monky's (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $26.99
A very hip sextet, and a cool trans-Pacific partnership, too – a group led by drummer Yoichi Kobayashi, but which also features strong work from American jazz giants Eric Alexander on tenor, Vincent Herring on alto, and Anthony Wonsey on piano! The format is relatively straightforward, but in the best manner of some of Alexander's other group dates – such as his material with the One For All Combo – and bass is by Motoi Kanamori, and female Japanese saxophonist Erena Terakubo plays on three of the album's nine tracks. Titles include the original "Take That Yellow Train", plus "Manteca", "Sweet Clifford", "Good Morning Heartache", "Two Bass Hit", "Giant Steps", and "Frank's Tune" – an old gem penned by Frank Strozier! CD
 
 
 



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