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Benny CarterJazz Giant ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1958. Used ... $2.99
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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Tubby HayesSwinging Giant Vol 1 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1955. Used ... $9.99
Seminal early work by British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – lifted from some of his mid 50s eps for the Tempo label! The records show Tubbs as a great solos even in his early days, blowing hard and tight in a slightly larger group with trumpets by Jimmy Deuchar and Dickie Hawdon, and in a laidback quartet with Harry South on piano. The tracks feature Hayes racing along at a tight bop-heavy mode, and kicking back for some of those open-ended solos he was so great at on the mellow tracks. Titles include "Peace Pipe", "May Ray", "Monsoon", "Orient Line", "Fidelius", "Tootsie Roll", and "Evil Eyes". 17 tracks in all! CD

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Tubby HayesSwinging Giant Vol 2 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1956/1957. Used ... $9.99
Stunning work from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes! Hayes is easily one of our favorite-ever players from east of the Atlantic, and he sounds great on this CD that pairs together 2 mid 50s LPs – After Lights Out and The Jazz Couriers. The former features Hayes in a quintet with Harry South on piano and Dickie Hawdon on trumpet, grooving hard on tracks that include "No I Woodyn't", "Nicole", "Hall Hears The Blues", and the darkly tinged "Message To The Messengers". The other album features 4 longish tracks recorded with Hayes' frequent partner, the great Ronnie Scott, in the pair's famous Jazz Couriers group. Titles on that set include "Oh My!", "Plebus", and "Reunion". CD

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Freddie KeppardNew Orleans Giant Vol 1 – Freddie Keppard With Erskine Tate, Doc Cook & Jimmie Noone – 1923 to 1928 ... CD
Hot N Sweet (France), Mid 20s. Used ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Donald LambertGiant Stride – Donald Lambert & His Harlem Piano ... CD
Solo Art, 1962. Used ... $7.99
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Yusef LateefGentle Giant (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
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!)

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Bud PowellBud Powell – Jazz Giant (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1949/1950. Used ... $11.99
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! CD

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

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Erik TruffazWalk Of The Giant Turtle ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... $3.99
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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WoodentopsGiant ... LP
Rough Trade, 1986. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A wonderful record by The Woodentops – the one that killed them, actually, as they moved from the realm of indie label giants to major label small-fries, but a heck of a record nonetheless! The album's got all the best elements of the group's earlier work – incredibly fast drums and bass, flanged-out and catchy vocals from Rolo, the lead singer, and a powerfully grooving approach to British pop that was completely unique – even for the time. Every cut's a winner, and the album's a truly sparkling affair – not a note or beat or lyric out of place, and a real melange of noise and sweetness. Titles include "Get It On", "Good Thing", "Give It Time", "Hear Me James", "Love Affair With Everyday Living", "Last Time", and "Travelling Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Luis GascaLittle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 cutout hole and a wrinkle in the gloss.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSophisticated Giant ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful album from Dexter Gordon's later years at Columbia – and a rare session that pairs larger arrangements with his soulful voice on the tenor and soprano saxophone! Although other players worked often in this mode, the record may well be the only one of its type for Dexter – but that doesn't stop it from being a standout treasure that lets us hear a whole new side of his talents. Slide Hampton handled the arrangements, and he really works some magic with players that include Woody Shaw, Benny Bailey, Frank Wess, and Bobby Hutcherson – using their best talents to create richly chromatic backdrops for Dex's solos. A few of the players step out on their own lines on longer tracks, and titles include "Fried Bananas", "You're Blase", "Insensatez", "Moontrane", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(OJC pressing.)

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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 and purple label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
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! CD features a wealth of bonus tracks – 5 more additional alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Woody HermanGiant Steps ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Used ... 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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 has light wear and some stains along the bottom.)
Also available Gentle Giant (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Horace TapscottGiant Is Awakened (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/International Phonograph, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... 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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✨✧ Giant SandHeartbreak Pass ... CD
New West, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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George Freeman/Charlie EarlandIntroducing George Freeman Live With Charlie Earland Sitting In ... LP
Giant Step, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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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Stan GetzStan Getz & The Lighthouse All Stars Live ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), 1953/1955. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A stunning roster of players made up the house band at Hermosa Beach, CA's legendary Lighthouse Cafe – an outfit accompanied on these early-to-mid 50s dates by tenor sax giant Stan Getz – with work that's as much an aural snapshot of the sound of place and time as it is a piece of the players' pedigrees! The 2CDs in this set is made up of work captured on a few dates in 1953 and 1955 – some of it laidback and charming, and some of it with more than a little bit of heat and heaviness – with lots of players that include Russ Freeman on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, Jimmy Guiffre on baritone, Teddy Charles on vibes, Howard Rumsey on bass, Shorty Rogers and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets, Milt Bernhart on trombone, and others! Disc 1 titles include "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Jive At Five", "Moonlight In Vermont", Topsy", "Bernie's Tune", "Solitaire" and more. Disc 2 includes "Morgan Davis", "La Soncailli", "The Big Top", "The Duke You Say!", "Mood For Lighthouse", "Casa De Luz" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Brookmeyer & Jim HallSwamp People ... CD
Giant Steps/Cherry Red (UK), 1958. Used ... $16.99
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(Out of print.)

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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, BMG music club pressing.)

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HammerPumps & A Bump (bump teddy bump mix, club)/It's All Good (club, grandmaster mix) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1993. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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Vijay IyerPanoptic Modes ... CD
Red Giant, 2001. Used ... $9.99
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Tony ThompsonSexsational ... CD
Giant, 1995. Used ... $1.99
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✨✧ AhmadBack In The Day (rmx, jeep mix, album, rmx inst, album inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1994. Very Good- (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Nothing else he did was worth it, but this track, radio hit and all, is still kinda dope. When "Back In The Day" actually was depends on how old y'all are – and for Ahmad it's the late 80's with some dope verses about what was going on back then. To our ears, the vocals and production on this one sound like they could have been from a lost classic-era Pharcyde track, and you can't argue with that. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Tal FarlowGuitar Genius – The Gibson Boy – The LA Sessions ... CD
Verve/Giant Steps (UK), Mid 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime early work from the legendary Tal Farlow – the kind of sides that show by he was one of the most important jazz guitarists of the 50s! The bulk of the 2CD set features LA sessions recorded for Norman Granz during Farlow's early years at Verve – dates from 1954 and 1955 that often feature Tal's hollow body guitar right out front in the mix, over backing from Gerald Wiggins, Claude Williamson, Red Mitchell, Chico Hamilton, and others. One session features some added horn work by Bob Enelvoldsen, Bill Perkins, and Bob Gordon – and the package features 29 mid 50s titles that include "Tal's Blues", "Little Girl Blue", "Autumn In New York", "I Like To Recognize The Tune", "I Remember You", "It's You Or No One", "Tenderly", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "Tea For Two", "This Is Always", "Walkin", "Will You Still Be Mine", and "Lorinesque". Added to these are a handful of earlier tunes recorded when Tal was in the Red Norvo trio – really beautiful work that features Farlow's guitar next to bass from Charles Mingus and vibes from Red! Titles include "Godchild", "This Can't Be Love", "Move", "Swedish Pastry", and "Cheek To Cheek". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy GiuffreCool One – The Tangents In Jazz & Four Brothers Sessions ... CD
Capitol/Giant Steps (UK), 1954/1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal west coast modern work from Jimmy Giuffre – both of his mid 50s classics for Capitol Records, back to back on one CD! The self-titled album Jimmy Giuffre is from 1954 – and was incredible work from one of the freshest new voices in jazz at the time! The album takes tracks from an original 10" LP session, and adds in a few more – so that you've got Jimmy playing tenor, clarinet, or baritone – in groups that include west coast cool players like Jack Sheldon, Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, Russ Freeman, and Ralph Pena. The writing's quite original, and Giuffre's already got that angular quality that will allow him to leap even further over the next few years. Titles include "Nutty Pine", "Wrought Of Iron", "Do It", "All For You", and "Sultana" – as well as the classic "Four Brothers". On Tangents In Jazz, Giuffre begins his experiments in jazz without a "non-pulsating beat" –, jazz without snapping cymbal, walking bass, or pounding piano to provide a steady pulse! The group on the LP includes Ralph Pena on bass, Artie Anton on drums, and Jack Sheldon on trumpet – and the four musicians play together in beautifully fragile little lines, which arc up and back, and come together with a sense of grace and surprise. Tracks include "The Leprechaun", "Scintilla Three", "Rhetoric", and "Chirpin Time". 20 tracks in all – most original compositions by Giuffre! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Macy GrayI Try (Grand Style mix, Grand Style inst, Grand Style acapella, Jaydee rmx, Jaydee inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Giant Step, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Joe HarriottKiller Joe! – Birth Of A Legend ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), 1954/1955/1956. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty assortment of early work from Brit jazz legend Joe Harriott – landmark stuff from the height of the mid 50s London scene! Killer Joe pretty much lives up to title's promise – and it works as a tight collection of Joe's early work as a soloist and leader of tight quartet, plus a portrait of his role as an integral player in the British jazz scene of the time – with Joe's alto sax genius right in the middle of all of it! The styles run from a fiery and frentic bop to some cooler sounds, string-enhanced mood pieces to some trad leaning bigger arrangements – and it's nice stuff all the way through! Other players to be heard include drummer Tony Kinsey, Bill Le Sage on vibes, percussionist/conga player Buddy Pipp, the great Ronny Scott on tenor sax, and many more. The 2CDs include some of the earliest stuff by the Joe Harriott Quartet, plus some of Joe's work as a player for the Tony Kinsey Trio, Buddy Pipp's Highlifers, vocalist Lita Roza, the Ronny Scott Orchestra and others. 17 tracks on disc one: "Summertime", "Out Of Nowhere" and more by the Joe Harriot Quartet, "Last Resort", "Get Happy" "Jump For Me", "Teddy" and more by the Tony Kinsey Trio w/Joe Harriott, "Akee Blues" by Buddy Pipps Highlifters, "Blues In Threes" by Kenny Baker w/ the Jazz Today Unit and more! 17 tracks on disc two: "Harlem", "She's Funny That Way" and more by Tony Kinsey Trio w/Joe Harriott, "You'll Never Know" by Lita Roza w/Tony Kinsey Trio & Joe Harriott, "Bang", "Big Fist" and more by Ronny Scott Orchestra, "Blues Original" by the Joe Harriott Quartet and more! CD

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✨✧ Ice TNew Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme) (12 inch mix, reprise, sax mix, stress mix, dis mix) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1991. Used ... Out Of Stock
Additional mixes by David Morales. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve. Label has an old price sticker.)
 
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Mickey Baker & The Alex Sanders Funk Time BandJazz Rock Guitar ... CD
Kicking Mule/Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, 1978. Used ... $6.99
A rare later album from 50s guitar giant Mickey Baker – recorded overseas, and with a different vibe than his legendary R&B work – including some nice funky moments too! The album's not really jazz, and it's hardly rock at all – and instead is more of a bluesy effort with slight undercurrents of funk – some modern touches provided by the tight rhythms of bassist Alex Sanders and his combo – who provide a nice backdrop for Baker's sharp lines on guitar! Mickey's picked up a few modern tones over the years, but still has plenty of grit in his grooves – and titles include "Pop Off", "Prelude", "Ouagadougou", "Sophie", "Wag Your Tail", "Shadadabah", and "Alexander's Funk Time". CD

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Count Basie with Lester YoungLester Leaps In ... CD
Epic (Japan), Late 30s/1955. Used ... $9.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Lester Leaps In ... LP 29.99

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Count Basie with Lester YoungLester Leaps In ... LP
Epic, Late 30s/1955. Near Mint- ... $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 some light wear.)
Also available Lester Leaps In ... CD 9.99

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Don ByasJazz Free & Easy (Regent) ... LP
Regent, Early 50s. Very Good ... $36.99
Nice album that features some great swinging sides by tenorist Byas – a true giant in his own right, but a player who wasn't that often recorded in small group sides like these. The tracks have that nicely rough Savoy feel, with good room for Byas to solo, and a focus on strong straight playing. Titles include "Free & Easy", "Byas A Drink", "Donby", "Candy", and "I Don't Know Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Regent pressing with deep groove – heavy, and nice and clean. Vinyl has a very short click on one cut, but overall is great – more VG+. Cover is nice too.)

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Donald Byrd & Barney WilenJazz In Camera ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. Used ... $18.99
An unreleased treasure from the European scene of the late 50s – material recorded for a soundtrack, and a rare meeting of American trumpeter Donald Byrd and French tenor giant Barney Wilen! Neither the film nor the music were ever issued at the time – and this archival project finally brings together the sublime sounds in the studio from Byrd and Wilen – music that's easily every bit as great as the best French jazz scores of the time, as well as most other European hardbop records too! The group features talents from both sides of the Atlantic – Jimmy Gourley on guitar, Walter Davis on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Al Levitt on drums – and the style is a bit tighter than usual for a jazz soundtrack – with long tracks that have a more conventional jazz tune shape, instead of shorter atmospheric numbers. Wilen gets plenty of room to stretch out in expressive tones – as on his soundtrack work with Miles Davis from the same time – and hearing Byrd's trumpet alongside makes for a really nice contrast! CD
(Out of print.)

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Larry CoryellImprovising – My Life In Music (with CD) ... 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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Dap Kings & Rickey CallowayStay In The Groove (parts 1 & 2)/I'm In Love (parts 3 & 4) (2 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Kay Dee, 2013. New Copy 2 x 7" ... $13.99
An amazing pairing of talents! Funk vocal giant Ricky Calloway works here with backing from The Dap Kings – recording in the Daptone studios, with production from Kenny Dope! All the cooks on board definitely don't spoil the broth – and instead, the cut may well be the sort of number we've been waiting to hear for years from Ricky! "I'm In Love" is presented here with parts 3 and 4 – which we don't think were on any previous singles – and is a stone monster too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kahil El'Zabar with Nona HendryxIt's Time ... CD
Katalyst, 2011. Used ... $6.99
One of the most soulful sessions we've ever heard from the legendary Kahil El'Zabar – and that's saying a lot, given all of his experiments to mix jazz and club music over the years! This set's his first outing with his Ethnics group – a wonderful combo that's a lot more jazz-based than some of Kahil's other crossover projects – and one that features some especially great vocals from Nona Hendryx, sounding better here than we've heard in years! Kahil's percussion leads the grooves on most tracks, but there's also some rhythm patterns too, and keyboards from Shannon Harris, of Urbancity fame – as well as additional keyboards from Robert Irving III, trumpet from Corey Wilkes, and tenor from Kevin Nabors. Somehow, though, there's still a core acoustic vibe that really holds strong, and keeps the perfect backdrop for Nona's bold vocals – on titles that include "Giant Steps", "Paradise", "I Follow The Sun", "Love Is A Flame", "It's Time", and "Dance In The Spirit". CD

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Eddie FloydEddie Floyd Experience ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
An overlooked later set from Stax Records giant Eddie Floyd – a Malaco records album that has Eddie transforming his sound nicely for the time – picking up a slightly clubby groove while he still keeps his vocals right on the money! Arrangements are by Wardell Quezerque, who keeps plenty of southern soul roots at the core – while also bringing in a modern soul approach that's quite different than the Eddie Floyd sound of a decade before. Production is by Floyd and Mack Rice – and the pair also wrote most of the songs on the set, some great original material that really helps strengthen this new voice of Eddie's. Titles include "Prove it To Me", "Feel My Body", "Take A Chance On Me", and "You're Gonna Walk Out On Me". CD

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Lars GullinPortrait Of My Pals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
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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✨✧ Herbie HancockTreasure Chest ... LP
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan HasselgardClassics In Jazz (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1947. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
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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Tubby HayesBBC Jazz For Moderns (with download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $18.99
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 HayesBlue Hayes – The Tempo Anthology ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1969. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A massive 2CD overview of the early work of British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – one that also features some previously unreleased live material from the later years of his career! The first CD and a half of the set features Tubby's classic work for the Tempo label – some of the best British jazz recorded in the 50s, with Tubby blowing on tenor at a level that rivals that of Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane at the time. Players on the Tempo sides include Derek Humble, Ronny Scott, Jimmy Deuchar, Terry Shannon, Phil Seaman, and Dickie Hawdon – and titles include "Plebus", "Blue Hayes", "Sunny Monday", "Visa", "No I Woodyn't", "Room 608", "Peace Pipe", and "May Ray". The remaining 4 songs on the set are a great added treat – as they feature Tubby leading a large group from a live set in 1969 – very much in the modernist formation of some of his best large group recordings for Fontana – opening up on longer tunes, but still keeping things tight, and never going for the excesses of the jazz-rock scene. Players on these 4 tracks include Peter King, Kenny Wheeler, Akan Skidmore, and Ian Hamer – and the tunes actually have some nice guitar in the mix, which drives the larger group along nicely! Titles include "Mainly For The Don", "100% Proof", "A Song For A Sad Lady", and "The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener". CD

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Tubby Hayes OrchestraTubbs' Tours ... CD
Fontana (UK), 1964. Used ... $16.99
A stunning set from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – and the kind of record that shows that he had a vision and depth of playing that stretched far beyond his incredible ability to solo! The set's got Tubby leading a large ensemble, filled with some of the leading lights of the British scene of the time – including Alan Branscombe, Peter King, Allan Ganley, Jimmie Deuchar, and Ronnie Ross. The players come together like magic – hard-swinging with the rhythmic intensity of some of the best Saba/MPS sessions of this type, yet also breaking out with their own extremely strong voices. Tracks are all originals, filled with exotic twists and turns that make for plenty of modally-informed rhythms – and titles include "Raga", "The Killers Of W1", "Sasa-Hivi", "Israel Nights", and "Pedro's Walk". Great stuff throughout, and more proof that the Brit jazz scene of the 60s was a lot more swingin' than anyone over here ever gave it credit! 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
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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Budd JohnsonFrench Cookin' ... LP
Argo, 1963. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(White label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Plas JohnsonBop Me Daddy (plus Drum Stuff) ... CD
Tampa/VSOP, 1956/1957. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
That's quite an image on the cover – and quite a record as well – as the set's one of the best chances you'll get to hear tenor giant Plas Johnson blowing loose and free in the 50s! Plas did countless studio sessions with other artists, and recorded some mellower sides for Capitol Records too – but this mid 50s indie side has Johnson blowing strong, soulful tenor at a level that matches 50s R&B-styled players like Rusty Bryant or Big Jay McNeeley – both of whom would be a good comparison to the sound on this set! And while the title has the word "bop", the overall approach is more blues-drenched – in a pre-soul jazz style – with piano, bass, and drums providing Plas plenty of room to openly blow on titles that include "Plasma", "Jackpot", "Red Cider", "Dungaree Hop", and "Last Call". CD also features the whole album Drum Stuff – a killer set from drummer George Jenkins – with a hard-wailing Central Ave groove, augmented by some killer tenor work by Plas Johnson! This is one of the best albums ever to hear Johnson blowing in a jazz mode – and his tenor skills put him right up there with Willis Jackson or Gene Ammons for sheer soulful blowing. Most rhythms are in an R&B-ish tone, with piano by Ray Johnson, Duke Harris on bass, and Jenkins on drums – and titles include "Gee Gee", "Caravan", "Drum Boogie", "Hot Spot", and "Last Call". CD

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Orlando Julius with The HeliocentricsJaiyede Afro ... CD
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The first new music we've heard in years from Afro Funk giant Orlando Julius – wonderfully paired here with the always-great Heliocentrics! Orlando's definitely in the lead here – singing, playing tenor, and contributing percussion to the overall groove of the group – which leans a bit more towards a 70s African vibe than some of their other releases, yet still retains all their wonderful style of psychedelic funk! Some of the rhythms have an Ethiopian sense of slinkiness, while others hit more of a full-on Nigerian groove – and the whole thing's never forced, never gimmicky, and instead just the right sort of setting for Julius to re-emerge as a true giant of his generation. Titles include "Buje Buje", "Love Thy Neighbor", "Aseni", "Sangodele", "Jaiyede Afro", "Omo Oba Blues", "In The Middle", and "Be Counted". CD

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Omar Khorshid & His GroupLive In Australia 1981 ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Egyptian guitar giant Omar Khorshid, heard here in an Australian live performance that was some of his last work on this planet before his untimely early death! Khorsid's a stunner here – even more so than on some of the studio sides we've heard – as some of these live tracks are nice and long, and feature ripping solos that might well rival American guitar greats of the 60s, plus some of the best on the Aussie scene too! Given the use of percussion and echo during these longer guitar lines, there's almost a reworking of surf instrumental modes going on – but one with a definite Middle Eastern bent – as Khorshid's lead steps quickly next to additional guitar – and the group's rhythms derive plenty from tabla and other percussion, given nice focus by conventional bass and drums. Amazing sounds throughout – very different than a lot of the other Mid-East reissues circulating these days – with titles that include "Sidi Mansour", "Alf Leila We Liela", "Linda Linda", "El Fann", "El Helwa Di", and "Hayert Albi". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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