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Jaki ByardGiant Steps ... LP
Prestige, 1961/1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
2 LP set of haunting piano stuff by Jaki Byard, recorded in his early days on Prestige, and not too long after his association with Mingus. He's backed here by some great trio players, including Ron Carter, Roy Haynes, and Pete La Roca, and the set has a lot more going on than the usual piano jazz album. Tracks include "Cinco Y Quatro", "To My Wife", "Hi Fly", "Yamekraw", and "There Are Many Worlds". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Gentle GiantAcquiring The Taste ... LP
Vertigo, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
A perfectly balanced little set from Gentle Giant – a record that's progressive, but never overly jamming – jazzy, but still rock-based enough to contain some great straight ahead tunes – and whimsical, but never too flowery or hippy dippy! Gentle Giant were one of the few who could strike this balance so well, and an album like this is a perfect example of the great niche they carved out for themselves at the time. The keyboards here are especially great – and feature lots of moog and mellotron that skanes through the tunes with an almost flute-like feel. Titles include "Black Cat", "Plain Truth", "The Moon Is Down", "Acquiring The Taste", and "Edge Of Twilight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original swirl label pressing. Cover has light ring & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Gentle GiantInterview ... LP
Capitol, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label reissue.)

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Gentle GiantPlaying The Foole In Wonderland ... LP
Wizardo, 1975. Very Good+ ... $29.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Pasted art has some creases and small tears.)

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GoblinsChic-A-Go-Go/Giant Robot Rock N Roll/Creepy Porno Guy ... 7-inch
It Won't Go Flat, 1996. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Teal vinyl pressing, including the insert.)

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Ron GoodwinSelfish Giant ... LP
Capitol, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $12.99
Features narration by Paul Hecht, and vocals by the Kings Singers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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

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Roland HannaColors From A Giant's Kit ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2010. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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

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Craig HundleyArrival Of A Young Giant ... LP
World Pacific, 1968. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Titles include "Arrival", "The Jet Song", "3 For 5", "Chopin Prelude/How Insensitive", and "Departure". LP, Vinyl record album

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Youssou N'DourBirth Of A Star – 11 Giant Dakar Hits ... CD
Manteca, 2001. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Otis SpannSweet Giant Of The Blues ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
The last album ever from the mighty Otis Spann – and maybe one of the greatest, too! The set's got Otis working in a hip blend of blues and jazz – served up with some tight combo work from west coast players who include Tom Scott on tenor and flute, Max Bennett on bass, Luie Shelton on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums! Otis plays piano, and sings with this raspy sound that's just right for his Chicago roots – and the use of electric bass by Bennett gives most of the numbers a funky undercurrent we really love. The approach is like some of the best ABC Bluesway sides of the same time – a mode that updates the Spann sound a bit, but never in a straight funk style – and titles include the mighty "I'm A Dues Payin Man", plus "I Wonder Why", "Bird In A Cage", "Make A Way", and "Sellin My Thing". CD

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

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✨✧ Gentle GiantFree Hand ... LP
Chrysalis, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with barcode.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSophisticated Giant ... CD
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Tubby HayesSwinging Giant Vol 1 ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... CD
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy ... 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!" CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant (2 LP set) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An excellent 2LP set that features material pulled from a number of Griffin's early albums for the Jazzland/Riverside label – including The Little Giant, The Kerry Dancers, Way Out, and The Johnny Griffin Sextet. The material is played by a number of groups – with musicians that include Donald Byrd, Pepper Adams, Kenny Drew, Wibur Ware, Blue Mitchell, Julian Priester, Barry Harris, and Sam Jones – but it's united by Griffin's souful approach to bop, and by a youthful energy that made him one of the most striking tenor soloists of his generation, despite a young age. Titles include "Catharsis", "Hot Sausage", "The Message", "Playmates", "63rd Street Theme", "The Kerry Dancers", and "Little John". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some marker, edge wear, tape remnants on the spine, and a card pocket on front.)
 
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DOCReturn Of Da Livin Dead (rmx, rmx inst, clean rmx)/From Ruthless 2 Death Row (rmx, clean rmx, rmx inst) ... 12-inch
Giant, 1995. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Liberty EllmanOrthodoxy ... CD
Red Giant, 1997. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Shonen KnifeShonen Knife ... CD
Giant, 1990. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Sway & King TechConcrete Jungle ... LP
Giant, 1991. Sealed ... $16.99
The kings of west coast rap radio, in the days before the Wake Up show blew up coast to coast. Rhymes by Sway, beats by King Tech. 10 tracks plus the intro: "Concrete Jungle", "Devastating", "Baddest Mutha On 2 Turntables (rmx)", "Rock Steady", "Let Me See You Move", "In Control", "Bum Rush The Sound", "Follow 4 Now (rmx)", "It's Not Over" and "Same Old Thang". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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

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✨✧ VariousSoul Sessions ... CD
Giant Step, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic overview of the wealth of underground soul currently bubbling on the US scene! The package is put together by the folks at Giant Step – best known for their work in the house field, but lately moving into more soulful territory, and handling some of America's best underground acts. The compilation features some of the best recent singles on Giant Step – most of which have never been on CD before – plus a few favorite numbers from other labels – offered discretely, in umixed format, making for a sublime 13 track set of NuSoul and New Groove numbers! Titles include "Love Chooses Lovers" by Jiva, "Twisted" by Ultra Nate, "Our New National Anthem" by Donnie, "Saturday Night Experience" by Jody Watley, "In A Heartbeat" by Koop with Terry Callier, "Happiness" by Shawn Lee, "Ever After" by Seek, "The Essence (Joe Claussell mix)" by Herbie Hancock with Chaka Khan, "Call Me" by N'Dambi, and "Again" by Imani Uzuri. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Groove CollectiveGroove Collective ... LP
Giant Step/Reprise, 1994. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The group's first, with production courtesy the great Gary Katz, who's put a fine touch on many Steely Dan LPs. While we were a bit dismissive of this effort at the time, it's kind of become a bit of a watershed in retrospect, the high water mark for the American Acid Jazz scene, if a bit commercial, and definitely a nice portrait of the mid 90s NYC scene, with loads of great players from all over the spectrum. Titles include "El Gollpe Avisa", "Buddah Head", "Nerd", "Balimka", "Rentstrike", and "Saturday Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
 
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Eddy ArnoldEach Road I Take – The 1970 Lee Hazlewood & Chet Atkins Sessions (Love & Guitars/Standing Alone/bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A surprisingly great set of work from countrypolitan giant Eddy Arnold – 1970 sessions that have him both reforging his strengths with producer Chet Atkins, and taking up a whole new groove with the great Lee Hazlewood! The Atkins material can be heard here on the album Love & Guitars – a set that allows Arnold to answer back to all the others who, by that time, were hitting his own sort of mature way of putting over a tune – with backings that are almost more traditionally country than anything that Eddy had been getting on other recent records. The choice of material is great – songs by Merle Haggard, Wayne Thompson, Kris Kristofferson, and others – and titles that include "When The Wind Blows In Chicago", "Shadows Of Her Mind", "Today I Started Loving You again", "Just Enough To Start Me Dreamin", "With Pen In Hand", and "Soul Deep". Producer Lee Hazlewood works with Eddy Arnold on material from the album Standing Alone – a set that almost has Lee taking a tongue-in-cheek approach with strings and larger arrangements – giving Eddy the kind of setting that might have been darkly double-sided if Hazlewood were singing, but which comes across more in familiar Arnold territory overall. Still, there's definitely some nice touches around the edges – and titles include "Closest I Ever Came", "My Way Of Life", "She Believes In Me", "July You're A Woman", "Where Love Has Died", and "Some Lonely Picker". CD also features additional tracks from the same year, including two unreleased outtakes – for a total of 27 titles in all. CD

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Charles AznavourCharles Aznavour Rarities ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Rare work from French songwriting giant Charles Aznavour – the talent who penned so many great songs for Edith Piaf, then went on to his own tremendous career as a singer! This set brings together lots of obscure tracks from Charles – including some recorded in the 60s and 70s, appearing here for the first time ever – mixed with some under-discovered gems from older records – almost all pulled from Aznavour's great run of records for the Barclay label, with arrangements that move between upbeat and groovy moments, to some of the lush sounds that always worked great for the singer's famous vocal approach. Titles include "Viens Donne-Nous La Main", "La Boheme", "De T'Avoir Aimee", "Ma Mie", "Pour Fair Une Jam", "Un Million De Fois", "Cherie Laisse-Toi Aimer", "Je T'Aime", "Merci Madame La Vie", and "Who". CD

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✨✧ Banks & Steelz (RZA & Paul Banks)Anything But Words ... CD
Warner, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Wu Tang mastermind and all around modern renaissance man RZA teams up with Intepol vocalist Paul Banks...and it works. Wow! Considering the pros and cons of the contemporary musical landscape, one of the major pros is the cross-pollinating possibilities of what would've seemed crazy in the past. Still, the inspiration that might make a solid single happen with disparate figures rarely extends to an album – which is what makes Banks & Steelz such a leftfield win. RZA rhyming over hip hop/synth pop hybrid production and sharing vocals and production duties with Banks – with guest appearances by fellow Wu vets Meth, Ghost and Masta Killa, plus Kool Keith and Florence Welch. Includes "Giant", "Ana Electronic", "Sword In The Stone" feat Kool Keith, "Wild Season" woth Florence Welch, "Conceal", "Love And War" with Ghostface, "Can't Hardly Feel", "One By One", "Gonna Make It" and "Point Of View" with Method Man & Masta Killa. CD
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, August 26.
Also available Anything But Words ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Banks & Steelz (RZA & Paul Banks)Anything But Words ... LP
Warner, 2016. New Copy 2 LPs ... $19.99 21.98
Wu Tang mastermind and all around modern renaissance man RZA teams up with Intepol vocalist Paul Banks...and it works. Wow! Considering the pros and cons of the contemporary musical landscape, one of the major pros is the cross-pollinating possibilities of what would've seemed crazy in the past. Still, the inspiration that might make a solid single happen with disparate figures rarely extends to an album – which is what makes Banks & Steelz such a leftfield win. RZA rhyming over hip hop/synth pop hybrid production and sharing vocals and production duties with Banks – with guest appearances by fellow Wu vets Meth, Ghost and Masta Killa, plus Kool Keith and Florence Welch. Includes "Giant", "Ana Electronic", "Sword In The Stone" feat Kool Keith, "Wild Season" woth Florence Welch, "Conceal", "Love And War" with Ghostface, "Can't Hardly Feel", "One By One", "Gonna Make It" and "Point Of View" with Method Man & Masta Killa. LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, August 26.
Also available Anything But Words ... CD 12.99

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

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Anthony BraxtonAlto Saxophone Improvisations 1979 ... LP
Arista, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A beautiful set of alto improvisations that has Braxton moving through classic and original music, in a rich array of styles that clearly show his genius on the instrument. The double LP set is filled with great moments – like his readings of "Giant Steps" and "Along Came Betty" – plus originals like "Sova Noub V-(AO)" and "JMK-730 CFN-7". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has bumped corners.)

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

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Don ByasJazz Free & Easy (Regent) ... LP
Regent, Early 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Nice album that features some great swinging sides by tenorist Byas – a true giant in his own right, but a player who wasn't that often recorded in small group sides like these. The tracks have that nicely rough Savoy feel, with good room for Byas to solo, and a focus on strong straight playing. Titles include "Free & Easy", "Byas A Drink", "Donby", "Candy", and "I Don't Know Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Regent pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ James CarrLosing Game – Goldwax Rarities EP ... 7-inch
Goldwax/Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Rare material from one of the all-time soul music greats – Memphis deep soul giant James Carr, heard here on some rare tracks from his seminal Goldwax recordings of the late 60s! The package is wonderful – a limited edition EP that's even cooler than some of Carr's singles from back in the day – featuring rare alternate versions of "A Losing Game", "Love Attack", and "Pouring Water On A Drowning Man" – cuts that really get at the heartbreaking genius of James – plus the excellent "What Can I Call My Own". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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

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John ColtraneAtlantic Years In Mono (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. New Copy 6 CDs ... $59.99 64.99
The early genius of John Coltrane – summed up perfectly on his albums for Atlantic Records! Coltrane was really going through some amazing changes here – picking up on some of his more modal and freewheeling solo expressions, while also able to hang back in some of the more soulful moments of his previous work on Prestige – criss-crossing jazz territory that few would touch this well again, even though Coltrane continues to influence so many with these records! The package presents five full albums in mono – all of them classics – Giant Steps (with the title track, "Naima", "Mr PC", and "Cousin Mary"), Bags & Trane (a duet session with vibist Milt Jackson), Ole Coltrane (with the incredible side-long title cut), Coltrane Plays The Blues, and The Avant Garde (an amazing collaboration with trumpeter Don Cherry). Package also includes The Coltrane Legacy – a special collection of rare mono recordings, with the titles "Untitled Original", "26-2", "Original Untitled Ballad", "Centerpiece", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Blues Legacy". CD

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

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Francesco De MasiLa Morte Viene Da Manila ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet little score for this 60s film set in the Philippines at the end of WWII – penned by Francesco DeMasi with a nice blend of dramatic elements and exotic touches! The initial sound is a bit like some of Francesco's western scores – but as the soundtrack progresses, lots of cool "exotic elements come into play – almost a hip blend of Italian 60s mod with some island elements that are echoed in light guitars, watery strings, and some occasional darker percussion passages – which are then offset by the occasional action moment in a really nice way. The work definitely shows DeMasi's depth as a film score giant at the time – and the CD features a total of 18 numbers from the film, in a lovely package filled with great images from the movie! CD

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

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

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Walter GreeneBrain From Planet Arous/Teenage Monster (with bonus track) ... CD
Monstrous Movie Music, 1957. Used ... $14.99
A giant brain? We're hooked already – and we haven't even heard the music! Fortunately, the audio portion is as great as the cover – the best kind of spooky late 50s film scoring, with conventional instrumentation used in nicely offbeat ways – sometimes to set a larger scene, sometimes to create a very special mood in more dramatic moments – all with the kind of inventive quality that folks like Walter Greene brought to movie music in the years before electronics and other more modern instrumentation came into play. There's some nice vibes and unusual reed lines at times – and titles include "The Brain", "Hot Trip", "Barbecue", "Ride To The Mountain", "The End Of Gor", and "I Killed Dan". Next up is Teenage Monster – a film of similar vintage, with an equally nice score from Greene – and maybe just a few "teen" currents in the music! Titles include "The Mine", "Find Gold", "Realization", "Grabs Girl", and "The Killing". Almost 80 minutes of music! CD

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Johnny GriffinBig Soul (Big Soul Band & White Gardenia) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
One of those ubiquitous Milestone 70s two-fers combining two nice sides from the little giant. The first set is Big Soul Band, a sweet little album from Johnny – quite different than most of his other sessions at the time, as this one features a big band, as the title says – filled with some strong Chicago and soul jazz players, and featuring killer arrangements by the great Norman Simmons! Simmons' was just bubbling up at the time – and he had a sock soul jazz sound that was part of his time on the Chicago scene, and which, unfortunately, rarely achieved as strong of recorded expression as it did on this album. Griffin's a heck of a great player, even at this age, and the strength of his horn sits nicely in the front of a great ensemble that also includes Pat Patrick, Matthew Gee, Julian Priester, Frank Strozier, Bobby Timmons, Harold Mabern, Vic Sproles, and Charlie Persip. Titles include a number of Simmons originals – like "Meditation", "Panic Room Blues", and "Holla" – plus a great reading of Timmons' "So Tired"! The second LP is Johnny's tribute to Billie Holiday – with Johnny's tenor fronting some larger backing on strings and brass – but hipper than most efforts of this type, thanks to some great arrangements by Melba Liston and Norman Simmons! The record's a nice change from some of Johnny's more full-on bop sessions from the same time – and it's nice to hear that his tenor works equally well on mellow tracks and ballads like "God Bless The Child", "Gloomy Sunday", "Travelin' Light", "Left Alone", and "Detour Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album

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Earl & Carl Grubbs – The VisitorsIn My Youth (with bonus track) ... CD
Muse, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99
Beautiful spiritual post-Coltrane jazz, played by an excellent but oft-overlooked duo from the early 70s! The Grubbs brothers are fantastic reed players, with a soaring sense of soulfulness that keeps things lively throughout – a style that inflects their horns together nicely to shade in colors on the tunes, then breaks them apart for expressive and meaningful solos that are filled with a tremendous amount of soul! Earl plays tenor and soprano, Carl plays alto sax – and other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Sid Simmons on piano, and John Goldsmith on drums and percussion – all hitting a vibe that's totally great throughout! Titles include a great version of "Giant Steps", plus the cuts "The Juggler", "In My Youth", and "The Visit". CD also features one bonus alternate take of the track "In My Youth". CD

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Lars GullinPortrait Of My Pals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Sweden), 1964. New Copy ... $3.99 12.99
A genius album from Swedish baritone giant Lars Gullin – and a set that's from a period that was much less documented on our side of the Atlantic! Gullin was one of the undisputed masters of the instrument, and his American recordings on Mercury and Prestige stand as proof to his talent – but his work from the 60s, done back in his native Sweden, has been lost for years – and is often deeper and more complicated than his US sides of the 50s! This set from 1964 features Gullin in the company of a host of very talented "pals" that includes some of the greatest talents in jazz in Sweden at the time – Rolf Billberg on alto, Jan Allan on trumpet, Harry Backlund on tenor, Torgny Nilsson on trombone, and Lars Sjosten on piano – all artists used by Gullin in varying combinations, working through these wonderful arrangements of original tunes that are among some of the best he ever wrote. The set features haunting arrangements that defy description, and which allow the soloists free room to express themselves in a manner that skirts between hardbop and modernism, but which always manages to swing! Titles include "It's True", "I've Seen", "Prima Vera", "Decent Eyes", "Gabriella", and "Portrait Of My Pals". CD also features 4 bonus tracks too! CD

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Lenny HambroMessage From Hambro (3 x 7" EP) ... 7-inch
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold (pic cover)... $9.99
A bold little message from alto saxophonist Lenny Hambro – a very strong record that should have made him as much of a giant on his instrument as contemporary talents like Lee Konitz or Herb Geller! Hambro has some of the soulful edge of the latter, and lots of the crisp, modern chromes of the former – especially in the way he runs alongside some great guitar in the group from Dick Garcia – a player we mostly know for his work on the Dawn label at the time, but who really makes the record something special here. The rest of the combo features Wade Legge on piano, Clyde Lombardi on bass, and Mel Zelnick on rhythm – and Hambro's sax work is angular and very deft – already at the top of his game. Titles include the Legge originals "Slave Girl", "Message In Minor", "Moon Slippers", and "Hoof Beats" – plus Hambro's "Thanatopsis" and "The Lonely One". 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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