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Benny CarterJazz Giant ... CD CD format
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $6.99
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

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Gentle GiantLive Rome 1974 ... CD CD format
Glass House (UK), 1974. Used ... $4.99
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Craig HundleyArrival Of A Young Giant ... LP LP format
World Pacific, 1968. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Titles include "Arrival", "The Jet Song", "3 For 5", "Chopin Prelude/How Insensitive", and "Departure". LP, Vinyl record album

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Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... LP LP format
Atlantic, 1972. Good ... $2.99
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
(Cover is worn. Vinyl plays with clicks and crackles.)
Also available Gentle Giant (180 gram pressing) ... LP 36.99

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Yusef LateefGentle Giant (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
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
(Limited audiophile pressing!)
Also available Gentle Giant ... LP 2.99

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Bill RieflinBirth Of A Giant ... CD CD format
First World, 1999. Used ... $5.99
With Trey Gunn, Robert Fripp, Chris Connelly and others. CD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)

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Erik TruffazWalk Of The Giant Turtle ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... $7.99
A really radical change for trumpeter Erik Truffaz – and his most striking album to date! Part of the set features soundscape-oriented numbers that are slightly similar to his earlier work, but which also show a range of expression that lies somewhere between the atmospherics of Jon Hassel and the muted lines of Miles Davis. However, other tracks almost rock out with intense energy from the rest of the group – heavy bass and drum work, supported by Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano in a hard-jamming style that turns things up many notches from earlier records. The move is a good one, we think, and should bust Truffaz out of comparisons with older artists, and into a whole new audience. Titles include "Next Door", "Belle De Nuit", "The Walk Of The Giant Turtle", "Seven Skies", "Flamingos", and "Scody (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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Lester Young & FriendsGiant Of The Tenor Sax ... CD CD format
Commodore, 1938/1944. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Tommy FlanaganGiant Steps – In Memory Of John Coltrane ... CD CD format
Enja (Germany), 1982. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful little tribute to the late, great John Coltrane – served up as a piano trio session led by Tommy Flanagan, but done with a sense of power and imagination that rivals the strength of Trane's classics! All tracks here are originals by Coltrane, performed by Flanagan with a forceful approach to the piano that shows a bit more McCoy Tyner than usual – and which is propelled strongly on most numbers by bold rhythm work from the team of George Mraz on bass and Al Foster on drums. Foster's work on the kit is especially nice – quite bold, and really soaring forward with a sense of righteous energy – inspiring Flanagan to heights we've never heard before on a session like this. Titles include "Naima", "Giant Steps", "Syeeda's Song Flute", "Central Park West", "Mr PC", and "Cousin Mary". CD

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New John ColtraneLast Giant – The John Coltrane Anthology ... CD CD format
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Gentle GiantThree Friends ... LP LP format
Columbia, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual little concept record from Gentle Giant – one based around the story of three childhood friends each going their own separate ways – but served up with enough of the group's usual jazzy flair to keep things interesting! As on other records from the time, there's almost a fusion inspiration going on here – really jamming guitar and keyboard parts – sometimes at a level that matches the bigger mainstream groups of the time, but more often in the prog hinterlands, especially on the vocal parts, which have a flowing quality that really matches the keyboards. Titles include "Prologue", "Schooldays", "Peel The Paint", and "Mister Class & Quality". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Woody HermanGiant Steps ... CD CD format
Fantasy/OJC, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius 70s work from Woody Herman – funky big band with electric touches, served up on a range of wonderful tunes! Woody's still at the helm of the group on saxes and clarinet – but as with other Fantasy and Cadet albums, the real thanks here goes to arrangers – who include Bill Stapleton, Alan Broadbent, Tony Klatka, and Richard Evans – who's making a brief post-Cadet appearance here to serve up a fierce version of his classic "First Thing I Do" – a jazzy reworking of the Joyce Williams tune, done here with a nice break, wah-wah guitar, and a real badass soundtrack style! Rhythm players include Joe Beck and Ray Barretto – and the whole album's great throughout. Titles include "Think On Me", "A Child Is Born", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "First Thing I Do", "Giant Steps", and a great take on Chick Corea's "La Fiesta", complete with electric piano! CD

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New Horace TapscottGiant Is Awakened (LP sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Flying Dutchman/International Phonograph, 1969. New Copy 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". CD

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New Johnny Guitar WatsonGiant ... LP LP format
DJM, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not of Johnny's more famous albums, but it's plenty darn nice – and done in a wicked blend of spacey vocals and keyboards that's very much in the best Guitar Watson mode! There's a bit of a bump to a few tunes on the set, clearly a move to make it onto the dancefloor – but the album's hardly a cheap disco effort, as all the Watson guitar, vocals, and humor dominate the record strongly – and seem to come alive with a bit of new energy away from some of the usual bluesier settings. Titles include the great scatting number "Wrapped In Black Mink", plus "Miss Frisco", "Baby Face", "You Can Stay But The Noise Must Go", and a remake of "Gangster Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear, with a small center split on the spine.)

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New Otis SpannSweet Giant Of The Blues ... CD CD format
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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DOCReturn Of Da Livin Dead (rmx, rmx inst, clean rmx)/From Ruthless 2 Death Row (rmx, clean rmx, rmx inst) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Giant, 1995. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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George Freeman/Charlie EarlandIntroducing George Freeman Live With Charlie Earland Sitting In ... LP LP format
Giant Step, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Rare album featuring a live recording of Freeman and Charles Earland – recorded in Philadelphia by Sonny Hopson (according to George, it was done without his permission). The song list is fairly standard for a live lounge set, but George manages to get some crazy solos in (if you've ever seen him live, you'll know what we're talking about). It's not Franticdiagnosis, but it's a nice document of a certain moment, and one we hardly ever see. Includes "Stormy Monday Blues", "Funky Walk" and a number of standards and pop tunes,lik "Let It Be" and "Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album

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Groove CollectiveGroove Collective ... CD CD format
Giant Step/Reprise, 1994. Used ... $4.99
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, BMG music club pressing.)

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New Groove CollectiveRentstrike/Nerd/Buddah Head/Ms Grier ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Giant Step/Reprise, 1994. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Ronnie ScottGreat Scott! – The Birth Of A Legend ... CD CD format
Giant Steps (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
A much-needed overview of the earliest days of British saxophonist Ronnie Scott – material pulled from a range of different group recordings from the late 40s and early 50s, offering up a really comprehensive look at his jazz work before his more famous years in the Jazz Couriers! The groove here runs from swing to bop, and often includes a bit of both – and some tracks feature Scott as the main soloist with larger ensembles, such as the group of Ted Heath, while others feature him in a more familiar small group bop setting. 2CD package features a whopping 38 tracks in all – and titles include "Buzzy" by Jazz At Town Hall Ensemble, "Ad Lib Frolic" by Ted Heath, "Scrubber Time" by Jack Parnell & His Quartet, "Galaxy" by Alan Dean's Beboppers, "Too Marvelous For Words" by Ronnie Scott Quartet, "Brand's Essence" by 1951 Melody Maker All-Stars, "Battle Royale" by Ronnie Scott & Kenny Graham, "The Champ" by Arnold Ross Sextet, "Seven Eleven" by Ronnie Scott Quintet, "Compos Mentos" by Ronnie Scott Orchestra, and "Pantagrulian" by Ronnie Scott Jazz Group. CD

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Otomo YoshihideSound Factory (1997) ... CD CD format
Gentle Giant, 1997. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New AhmadAhmad ... LP LP format
Giant, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kind of a forgotten piece of the left coast puzzle, and though we didn't get open on every cut here, we never get tired of the mid 90s classic "Back In The Day", which is featured here in the original and remixed versions. Also includes "Touch The Ceiling", "The Jones", "We Want The Funk" and "Homeboys First". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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New Color Me BaddI Adore Me Amor (usa mix, round the way mix, international mix, tv mix) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Giant, 1991. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Color Me BaddI Wanna Sex You Up (smoothed out mix, smoothed out long version, inst, master mix, freeze mix) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Giant, 1991. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The giant hit from the giant New Jack City soundtrack. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Lord FinesseReturn Of The Funky Man ... CD CD format
Giant, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We know we spend a lot of space on these pages propping up early 90s hip hop, but you have to admit it was the salad days of the east coast. Finesse's second LP's no exception, with tight lyrics and beats – keeping it real before it became a cliche – a DITC classic that we never grow tired of! Timeless production that lives up to the title by Showbiz, Diamond D and Finesse. Tracks include "Party Over Here", "Yes You May", "Return Of The Funky Man", "Fat For The 90s", "Stop Sweating The Next Man", "That's How Smooth I Am", "Praise The Lord", "I Like My Girls With A Boom", "Hey Look At Shorty", "Isn't He Something" and "Funky On The Fast Tip". CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout hole.)

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New Rudresh MahanthappaBlack Water ... CD CD format
Red Giant, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Pudgee Tha Phat BastardGive 'Em The Finger ... CD CD format
Giant/Reprise, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 90s Trakmasterz boom bap production holds most of this LP together from Pudgee, one of the many side bars in the early 90s hip hop game. Pudgee'd go on to surface again here and there, but this is pretty much the one lasting document he's left. Fairly raw for a major label hip hop album from that period, with a classic east coast vibe running throughout. 14 tracks, counting the intro, including "The Vibe", "Checkin' Out The Ave", "Give Em The Finger", "Life's A B!tch", "When He Comes On", "Keep Your Coat On", "Doin' MC's Sum'n Terrible", "How U Feel About That" and "Clap Your Hands". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet.)

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New VariousClass Act ... LP LP format
Giant, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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

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New Les McCannTruth (The Whole Truth & Nothing But The Truth) ... CD CD format
Giant Steps, 1959/1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP LP format
Stones Throw, 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99 17.98
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gary BartzLove Affair ... LP LP format
Capitol, 1978. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Count Basie with Lester YoungLester Leaps In ... LP LP format
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. Cover has light wear and a small sticker near the top.)

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New Art BlakeyArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vols 1 & 2 ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 1959. Used 2CDs ... $19.99
Killer live material! Although the Jazz Messengers often recorded at Birdland (aka The Jazz Corner Of The World), the two albums on this disc are some of their best – and rarest – from that venue! The set features both volumes of these rare releases – which caught Blakey's group in an under-recorded transitional time when the lineup included new guard players Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons, plus old guard tenor giant Hank Mobley. The mix is beautiful, and has a lot more gutbucket soul than the later sessions with Wayne Shorter. Tracks are all pretty long – and filled with live fire and frenzy. Titles include "Hipsippy Blues", "Justice", "Just Coolin", "Art's Revelation", and "M&M". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vol 1 ... CD 13.99

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Stelvio CiprianiConcorde Affaire 79 (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP LP format
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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Larry CoryellImprovising – My Life In Music (with CD) ... Book Book
Back Beat, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 24.95
Guitarist Larry Coryell tells his life story, along with a bonus CD of music that traces his growth over the decades – from a key rock jazz figure in the early 60s, to an important fusion giant in the 70s, to a surprisingly strong traditional jazz musician in more recent years! The format is loose and personal – in a good way – and the book also includes photos to go along with Coryell's stories and recollections, as well as an instructional CD that's supported by text in the back of the book. 209 pages, softcover, with images and CD. Book

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy In Europe Volume 3 ... LP LP format
Prestige, 1961. Good+ ... $14.99
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)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wrinkles in the gloss, and a light stain on the bottom inch.)

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Lars GullinPortrait Of My Pals (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Capitol (Sweden), 1964. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
A genius album from Swedish baritone giant Lars Gullin – and a set that's from a period that was much less documented on our side of the Atlantic! Gullin was one of the undisputed masters of the instrument, and his American recordings on Mercury and Prestige stand as proof to his talent – but his work from the 60s, done back in his native Sweden, has been lost for years – and is often deeper and more complicated than his US sides of the 50s! This set from 1964 features Gullin in the company of a host of very talented "pals" that includes some of the greatest talents in jazz in Sweden at the time – Rolf Billberg on alto, Jan Allan on trumpet, Harry Backlund on tenor, Torgny Nilsson on trombone, and Lars Sjosten on piano – all artists used by Gullin in varying combinations, working through these wonderful arrangements of original tunes that are among some of the best he ever wrote. The set features haunting arrangements that defy description, and which allow the soloists free room to express themselves in a manner that skirts between hardbop and modernism, but which always manages to swing! Titles include "It's True", "I've Seen", "Prima Vera", "Decent Eyes", "Gabriella", and "Portrait Of My Pals". CD also features 4 bonus tracks too! CD

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New Herbie HancockTreasure Chest ... CD CD format
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Seminal sides from Herbie Hancock – amazing material recorded for Warner Brothers in the years between his time at Blue Note and his big fame at Columbia Records – all sides that definitely show Hancock as one mighty righteous cat! Herbie's really stretching past his more conventional jazz of earlier years here – working both with a bit more electricity in his keys, and some larger arrangements that have a wonderful sense of flow and funk – a groove that definitely puts Hancock on a par with Quincy Jones at his funky best during the early 70s! The album's filled with great grooves pulled from the Warner Brothers albums by Hancock – including some quite long numbers – titles that include the funky nuggets "Wiggle Waggle", "Lil Brother", and "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" – plus "Sleeping Giant", "Crossings", "Quazar", "Ostinato", and "You'll Know When You Get There". CD

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Stan HasselgardClassics In Jazz (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Capitol, 1947. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $5.99
Wonderful American work from this Swedish reed giant – recorded in Hollywood in 1947, with Stan on clarinet, alongside Red Norvo on vibes, Arnold Ross on piano,and Barney Kessel on guitar! The tunes have a sweet small combo swing – almost a Verve sort of feel – and titles include "Swedish Pastry", "Who Sleeps", "Sweet & Hot Mop", and "I'll Never Be The Same". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and splitting on the top seam.)

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Coleman HawkinsHawk In Holland – Coleman Hawkins With The Ramblers ... LP LP format
Ace Of Clubs (UK), Mid 30s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Rare early European performances by this tenor giant! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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Tubby HayesBBC Jazz For Moderns (with download) ... LP LP format
Gearbox (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $28.99
Killer work from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – issued here for the first time ever, and material that's every bit as great as his famous Fontana Records sides from the 60s! These tracks are well-recorded gems from the BBC archives – material recorded by Hayes for a special program, and featuring a largeish group of top-shelf players who include Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Keith Christie on trombone, Johnny Scott on alto and flute, Vic Ash on tenor and bass clarinet, Harry Klein on baritone sax, David Snell on harp, and Gordon Beck on piano – all regular associates of Hayes, working as tightly here as on some of his best arrangements from studio dates of the 60s. There's a mix of modernism and solid soul that's pure Tubby all the way through – tremendous on his solo moments, but sparkling throughout as well – exactly the kind of record that will make you fall in love with his talents. Titles include "Early Morning Afterthoughts", "Down In The Village", "Souriya", "Take Your Partners For The Blues", and "Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tubby HayesTubbs ... CD CD format
Fontana (UK), 1961. Used ... $11.99
One of the first Fontana albums by British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – and a well-rounded session with many great elements! About half the tracks feature Tubby on tenor, with a quartet that includes Terry Shannon, Jeff Clyne, and Bill Eyden – in the hard-hitting bop style of his earlier work on Tempo. Another few tracks feature that group expanded by a larger lineup of added horn players – for a searing sound that has Tubby soloing strongly over the top! And the last few feature a slightly large group with Tubby on vibes – showing that he's equally great on that instrument as he is on his horn. Strong all the way through, and with tracks that include "The Late One", "Love Walked In", "Tubbsville", "RTH", and "Wonderful Wonderful". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee Hazlewood & OthersThere's A Dream I've Been Saving – Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 to 1971 (8LPs/4CDs/DVD & Book) (2014 Black Friday Release) ... LP LP format
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8LP, 4CD, DVD & Book ... $196.99
Incredible work from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – music and images that blow away his previous generation of creation for MGM, Mercury, and Warner Brothers – served up here in a package that really captures all the genius of Hazlewood during these amazing years! The package features this incredible material on 8LPs and 4CDs, 107 tracks of music on each format – with every single album track, 45 cut, and unreleased masters that Lee Hazlewood recorded for his own LHI imprint (including the full albums Cowboy In Sweden, Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For An Almost Lady) – plus all the key tracks from LHI artists like International Submarine Band, Sanford Clark, Honey LTD, Lynn Castle, Hamilton Streetcar, and many others – including 14 unreleased tracks. Then, you also get this incredible 172 page hardcover book – as big as a giant LP box, with rare photos, liner notes, history, Lee Hazelwood timeline, and lots lots more. Then, you get the totally great film Cowboy In Sweden on a DVD – a rare 1970, hour-long film done by Lee in Sweden. The looooong awaited vinyl includes 8LPs AND 4CDs – 107 tracks in each format, and as an additional bonus, a 24" X 36" poster. Amazing! LP, Vinyl record album
(The long awaited vinyl version – finally available for Black Friday 2014! Each of the 8LPs are on colored vinyl, and the box also includes the complete collection on 4CDs.)

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Michael HendersonDo It All (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Buddah/FTG, 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Michael Henderson definitely does it all here – mixing jazz and soul and funk with his own strong sense of personality – all at a level that's head and shoulders above most of his contemporaries! Henderson's that rare breed in soul music – part of an elite 70s lineup who were rooted in jazz, able to sing soul, and yet still keep all the depth of their roots in their grooves! At times, Henderson sings with the poise and class of a jazz vocalist – at others, he's got the sensual slink of a R&B giant – always amidst instrumentation that goes way past the obvious, and avoids any of the commercial cliches that were plaguing mainstream soul at the time. There's a really timeless feel to the record – the sort that's kept Henderson at the top of the hip soul stacks for years – and titles include "Wait Until The Rain", "In The Summertime", "Riding", "To Be Loved", "I Do It All", and "Playing On The Real Thing". CD features bonus tracks – 7" mixes of "I Do It All" and "To Be Loved". CD

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Budd JohnsonFrench Cookin' ... LP LP format
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
Groovy little record that has this funky tenor giant playing a bunch of tracks with a Frenchy feel to them. Budd's joined by Hank Jones on piano, plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, and a nice Latin rhythm section that includes Joe Venuto on vibes and marimba and Willie Rodriguez on percussion. The groove's even a bit more Latin than French, but you'll recognize some of the tracks as old Parisian standards, like "La Petite Valse", "Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and "Je T'Aime". Budd wrote two originals, too, and this is a nice tidy little set, and one of his lesser known sessions from the early 60's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover & labels have a drillhole. Cover has some light wear.)

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Jonas KullhammarGentlemen – Original Motion Picture Jazz Tracks (180 gram pressing) ... LP LP format
Moserobie (Sweden), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A hell of a record from saxophonist Jonas Kullhammar – a batch of work that was originally done for the film Gentlemen, but a set that you'll be listening to long after the film has faded from the screens! The set may well be one of Jonas' most traditional jazz records – a set that really gets to show off his tremendous talents in a straight jazz setting – with a richness of tone, and overall sense of presentation that makes us feel like Kullhammar would have been a great addition to the Blue Note catalog in the 60s. Yet the music also has a very contemporary sense of vibrancy too – as Jonas works here with key modern partners Tobjorn Zetterberg on bass, Carl Bagge on piano, and Johan Holmegard on drums – plus tremendous work on half the record from musicians who include Swedish jazz giant Bernt Rosengren on tenor, as well as Goran Kajfes on cornet and Mattias Stahl on vibes. Kulhammar plays tenor, baritone, stritch, and saxello – and titles include "Le Boulevardier", "Montmartre", "Paris Art Ensemble", "The Bear Quartet", "So Long Henry", "Danish Blow", and "Gazell". LP, Vinyl record album
(First pressing – limited to 250 copies!)

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Seun KutiFrom Africa With Fury – Rise (with digital download) ... LP LP format
Knitting Factory, 2011. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99 22.98
Seun Anikulapo Kuti returns with another strorming set of neo classic Afro Funk in the great tradition of his father – once again fronting the incredible Egypt 80 group! It's remarkable stuff that finds Seun – the youngest son of Fela – standing up as a visionary talent. He's not only living up to an immense legacy, but moving forward with it in ways that will absolutely stand the test of time. The insistent rhythms and intense energy of the Egypt 80 group – led by Lekan Animashaun – are Afrobeat perfection, with Seun's forthright vocals out front of it. But their approach here is anything but a retread of family glories. The songs are urgent and fierce, and there are subtle modern florishes in the production – thanks in part, no doubt, to co-producer Brian Eno. Titles include "African Soldier", "You Can R Un", "Rise", "Slave Masters", "For Dem E Ye", "The Good Leaf" and "Giant Of Africa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe McPhee & John SnyderPieces Of Light ... CD CD format
Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1974. Used ... $9.99
A very unusual little album – even for a musician as experimental as Joe McPhee! This rare 1974 session has McPhee in a series of acoustic/electric duets with John Snyder – improvised numbers that feature Joe on trumpet, saxes, and a range of percussion instruments – plus Synder working out some beautiful ideas on the ARP synthesizer! Given that Synder's ARP has a decidedly analogue sound here, there's an organic quality to the whole album that goes far deeper than just a "jazz meets electronics" sort of set – so much so that it's often hard to determine which sounds are coming from which player, and if that's McPhee we hear on bird chimes or harp, or if it's Snyder creatively programming his synth! A very earthy little record, and very much in keeping with the best of McPhee's key early recordings – with titles that include "Colors In Crystal", "Twelve", "Shadow Sculptures", and "Red Giant". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Hank MobleySoul Station ... LP LP format
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Simply astounding! Soul Station is a deceptively simple album that has tenor giant Hank Mobley playing standards and originals in a quartet with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Blakey on drums– a spare and simple group, but one with a direct energy that's really amazing – in a way that makes for some of Mobley's best solos on record! The tracks here are all relatively basic in construction, but this territory allows all players to really relax and open up – especially Mobley, who really dominates the proceedings with some well-blown lines on tenor. Blakey's work is great too – nicely restrained, and the date marks one of his last sessions ever as a sideman. Titles include "Soul Station", "Split Feelin's", "Dig Dis", and "This I Dig Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Soul Station (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99
Soul Station (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP 16.99
Soul Station (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP 13.99
 
 
 



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