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Benny CarterJazz Giant (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Contemporary/Analogue Productions, 1958. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $44.99
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneGiant Steps ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics – key early readings of "Naima", "Cousin Mary", "Mr PC", "Spiral", and "Syeeda's Song Flute" – all showing a new sense of timing, phrasing, and pacing in jazz – one that would go on to have a huge impact on players in the 70s generation! The group here is relatively straight – Tommy Flanagan or Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but the players have never sounded better, and really match Coltrane's sense of power and imagination on these legendary tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneLast Giant – The John Coltrane Anthology ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Tommy FlanaganGiant Steps – In Memory Of John Coltrane ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gentle GiantIn A Glass House ... LP
WWA (UK), 1973. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Titles include "The Runaway", "An Inmates Lullaby", "Way Of Life", and "In A Glass House". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, with die-cut "window", insert, and printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny GriffinLittle Giant (2 LP set) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
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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Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... CD
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy ... $8.99
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!" CD

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Johnny Guitar WatsonGiant ... LP
DJM, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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

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✨✧ Benny CarterJazz Giant ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink.)
Also available Jazz Giant (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP 44.99

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✨✧ John ColtraneGiant Steps (with bonus tracks) ... CD
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! CD features a wealth of bonus tracks – 5 more additional alternate takes! CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Giant Steps ... LP 49.99

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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
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant (XRCD pressing) ... CD
Riverside/JVC, 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ Taj MahalGiant Step/De Ole Folks At Home ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has partially split top & bottom seams.)

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✨✧ Otis SpannSweet Giant Of The Blues ... CD
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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✨✧ Don ByasTenor Giant ... CD
Drive Archive, 1945. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Used ... 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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✨✧ Tubby HayesLittle Giant (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An amazing look at the early career of British tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes – easily one of the greatest players on his instrument on the other side of the Atlantic – and a player we'd rank right up there with Sonny Rollins or Coleman Hawkins at their best! On these early sides from the 50s, Hayes has a wonderfully deep, round tone – a near-perfect quality that few of his countrymen, and a good deal of ours, could never hope to match! But even more than that is his strong sense of creativity, even in a short solo space – an ability to blow out brilliance with each new note, and hardly ever cover the same ground again. The 4CD package features most key bits from Hayes' work on the Vogue label – plus a few bits for Decca as well – all recorded under his own leadership in small groups, and in other bands under the direction of Jimmy Deuchar, Vic Lewis, Jack Parnell, Victor Feldman, and Dizzy Reece. Titles include "Orient Line", "Monsoon", "May Ray", "Peace Pipe", "Treble Gold", "Basshouse", "IPA Special", "Big Top", "Cabaletto", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Message To The Messengers", "Laker's Day", "Short Circuit", "Karen", "Blues In Two Modes", "Walkin Shoes", "Sextet", and "He's A Tramp". 71 tracks in all – including some unreleased numbers – plus a 44 page booklet as well! CD

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✨✧ Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 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!" CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Gentle Giant ... CD 8.99
 
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Cult Junk CafeCult Junk Cafe ... CD
Gentle Giant, 1996. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNew Jack City – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Giant/Reprise, 1991. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme)" by Ice T, "In The Dust" by 2 Live Crew, "New Jack City" by Guy, "I Wanna Sex You Up" by Color Me Badd, "For The Love Of Money/Living For The City" by Troop/Levert with Queen Latifah, "(There You Go) Tellin' Me No Again" by Keith Sweat, "Lyrics 2 The Rhythm" by Essence, and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousNew York Rock & Soul Revue – Live At The Beacon ... CD
Giant/Warner, 1991. Used ... $3.99
Live performances by Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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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. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Rudresh MahanthappaBlack Water ... CD
Red Giant, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MC HammerFunky Headhunter ... CD
Giant, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ NuYorican SoulRunaway Remixes (2 x 12" Set) ... 12-inch
Giant Step/Blue Thumb, 1997. Used 2 x 12" (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
More mixes than you could hope to shake a stick at – and a massive double 12" single, featuring remakes of the tune "Runaway" from the legendary NuYorican soul album! Kenny and Louie really go to town with the original tune – and the remixes take things even higher, making the whole thing almost a mini-album based around a single track! There's 8 mixes in all: the "Original Flava 12" Mix", "Philly Beats", "Mongoloids In Space", "Mousse T's Jazz Funk Experience", "Mousse T's Soul Dub", "Ronnie's Guitar Instrumental", "India's Ambient Dream", and the "Don't Sample This ! Acapella". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)
 
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Cannonball Adderley/Benny CarterLive In Cologne 1961 ... CD
Delta (Germany), 1961. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Two never-heard jazz performances – both recorded in German at the start of the 60s! Cannonball Adderley really shines on the first half of the set – working at a level that rivals his tremendous Riverside albums of the time – especially the live dates, which really showed his combo at their best! These tracks follow strongly in very much the same way – impeccable recording quality, long drawn-out performances, and brilliant sounds from Cannonball on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – on titles that include "New Delhi", "This Here", and "Lisa". Alto giant Benny Carter follows on three more tracks – working with a European group that includes the mighty Carl Drewo on tenor, plus Raymond Droz on trombone and Francis Coppierters on piano – on titles that include "Laura", "It's Wonderful", and "Rose Room". CD

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Charles AznavourCharles Aznavour Rarities ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
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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Hank Ballard & The MidnightersDancin' & Twistin' ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Hank Ballard may have recorded "The Twist", but don't hold that against him – as the King Records giant was one of the key R&B stars of the 50s, and that big title hit is only part of a long legacy of raw, romping tunes that are perfect for any sort of soulful dancefloor! This excellent collection is right up there with Ace's other explorations of the King/Federal catalog – and like the others, it features superb sound, detailed notes, and a great ear for the kind of tunes that go way past the obvious – further illuminating some overlooked corners of Ballard's rich career! The collection features material recorded with The Midnighters, and with Hank solo – and even goes up to include some of his less-remembered work for King in the mid 60s. Titles include "Let's Go Again", "The Float", "Henry's Got Flat Feet", "E Basta Cosi", "Dance Till It Hurtcha", "Sloop & Slide", "Poppin The Whip", "Funky Soul Train", "Butter Your Popcorn", "The House On The Hill", "That Low Down Move", and "Good Twisting Tonight". CD

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Anthony Braxton with Muhal Richard AbramsDuets 1976 ... LP
Arista, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The rich tones of Muhal's piano provide a perfect foil for Braxton, and one that gets him playing a wide range of styles on sopranino, clarinet, bass clarinet, and alto. The whole album resonates with a soulfulness that's not always apparent in Braxton's other work from the time – and the melding of these two giant talents from the AACM is a rare treat. Titles include "Nickie", Dolphy's "Miss Ann", and a few of those squiggle Braxton titles! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henry ButlerFivin Around ... LP
Impulse, 1986. Near Mint- ... $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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Don ByasJazz Free & Easy (Regent) ... LP
Regent, Early 50s. Very Good ... $34.99
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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✨✧ Doug CarnMy Spirit ... CD
Doodlin, 2016. Used ... $6.99
Damn impressive work from Hammond giant Doug Carn – a record that really recalls the brilliance of his famous records from the 70s – thanks to a righteous sound and a strongly spiritual vibe! The set features Doug on Hammond and Deszon Claiborne on drums – plus twin tenors from Howard Wiley and Teodross Avery, who soar out strongly on all numbers – criss-crossing their sound with a fullness that makes the group sound a lot larger than a quartet – and blowing these strongly soulful solos that match Carn's for nonstop energy and imagination. The record's way more than we expected – and is a lot more unbridled than some of the other titles on the Doodlin label – and although we haven't heard Doug on record in years, we can tell that his genius hasn't dimmed a bit. Titles include "My Spirit", "Fatherhood", "Chant", "Mr Kenyatta", "Eternal Triangle", and "Western Sunrise". CD

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Stelvio CiprianiConcorde Affaire 79 (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
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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✨✧ 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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Jimmy CliffJimmy Cliff (180 gram 2LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Trojan/Caroline (UK), 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $41.99
A seminal self-titled set from Jimmy Cliff – one of the singer's first full albums – presented here in a package issued by Trojan Records from earlier Jamaican sides produced with Leslie Kong! Cliff is already a giant at this point – singing with a far-reaching soulfulness that goes way beyond simple reggae modes that mindblowing sound that made him one of the first true international stars to burst forth from the Kingston scene – with a quality that's sometimes strong enough to rival American soul giants like Otis Redding or Marvin Gaye! This deep soul influence comes through even more beautifully here on these early tracks – on hits that include "Many Rivers To Cross" and "Wonderful World Beautiful People" – plus the titles "Vietnam", "Hard Road To Travel", "Sufferin In The Land", "Time Will Tell", and "Come Into My Life". 2LP pressing is filled with bonus tracks – with a total of 25 titles in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl pressing!)

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Duke EllingtonLatin American Suite ... LP
Fantasy, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
A killer album – one of Duke Ellington's best from the later years! The record features excellent writing from Duke – in a Latin mode, obviously, but touched with these incredible orchestrations that bring all sorts of weird twists and turns to the grooves, yet still manage to keep everything swinging nicely! The result is a rare album of brilliance – one that's vaguely similar to the Clarke Boland Big Band's Latin Kaleidoscope album, but with a genius that's all it's own. The album's got all the modernist touches of late Duke – but man, it also swings like a mofo, and with a really groovy sound – and the great Paul Gonsalves brings some wonderful solo work to the entire session. Titles include "Oclupaca", "Chico Cuadradino", "Eque", "The Sleeping Lady & The Giant Who Watches Over Her", and "Brasiliance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen.)

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✨✧ Ricky FordTenor For The Times ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Extremely soulful work from young tenor giant Ricky Ford – one of a number of really strong sides he cut for Muse early on in his career, and a set that continues the indie soul jazz vibe of the 70s nicely! The group's a no-nonsense ensemble that features Albert Dailey on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, Jimmy Cobb on drums, and Jack Walrath on trumpet – and all of the songs are Ford originals and titles include "This Our Love", "Christmas Cheer", "Hour Samba", "Saxaceous Serenade", "Portrait Of Love", "Orb", and "Arcadian Eclipse". LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis FullerSoul Trombone ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $49.99
One of the best non-Blue Note albums from the early years of trombone giant Curtis Fuller – a definite cooker that more than lives up to its title! At his best, Fully often played his instrument with a style that was more like a trumpet than trombone – isolated notes, sharp sense of rhythm, and an ability to match energy of all his top-shelf contemporaries – which is a key thing here, as the lineup includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor, and Cedar Walton on drums – almost like a Jazz Messengers album from the time that Fuller was in the group, but without Art Blakey. The whole album's wonderful – and titles include "The Clan", "Newdles", and "Ladies Night" – plus a hard hitting rendition of "Dear Old Stockholm" which runs for 9 minutes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing with RVG stamp.)

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Walter GreeneBrain From Planet Arous/Teenage Monster (with bonus track) ... CD
Monstrous Movie Music, 1957. New Copy ... $18.99 19.95
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 ... $5.99
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
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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

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Lenny HambroMessage From Hambro ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
A bold little message from alto saxophonist Lenny Hambro – a very strong record that should have made him as much of a giant on his instrument as contemporary talents like Lee Konitz or Herb Geller! Hambro has some of the soulful edge of the latter, and lots of the crisp, modern chromes of the former – especially in the way he runs alongside some great guitar in the group from Dick Garcia – a player we mostly know for his work on the Dawn label at the time, but who really makes the record something special here. The rest of the combo features Wade Legge on piano, Clyde Lombardi on bass, and Mel Zelnick on rhythm – and Hambro's sax work is angular and very deft – already at the top of his game. Titles include the Legge originals "Slave Girl", "Message In Minor", "Moon Slippers", and "Hoof Beats" – plus Hambro's "Thanatopsis" and "The Lonely One". CD
Also available Message From Hambro ... LP 14.99

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Lenny HambroMessage From Hambro ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 6 eye pressing.)
Also available Message From Hambro ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock – The Warner Brothers Years 1969 to 1972 (Fat Albert Rotunda/Crossings/Mwandishi/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Warner, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 3 CDs ... $13.99
A trio of great albums from Herbie Hancock – funky, spiritual, and plenty soulful – and presented here with bonus tracks too! First up is Fat Albert Rotunda – the first album to feature Herbie really breaking away from his straight jazz work – moving into a groove that's nice and funky, using electric piano along with acoustic, to forge the sound that he'd develop famously over the 70s. The album's got a harder, heavier sound than some of his straight electric ones – and it features a larger group with soloists that include Johnny Coles on trumpet and Joe Henderson on tenor – plus some sweet basslines from Buster Williams! Includes the cuts "Fat Mama" and "Wiggle Waggle", both sample favorites, plus "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" and "Lil Brother". CD also features bonus mono mixes of "Wiggle Waggle" and "Fat Mama". Next is Mwandishi – an excellent session that was one of Herbie Hancock's first free-flowing fusion records of the 70s! Herbie's playing Fender Rhodes with a sound that's at once cosmically beautiful, soulfully fragile, and spacily grooving – and he gets some excellent accompaniment from an all-hip group of players that includes Benny Maupin on bass clarinet and flute, Buster Williams on bass, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, and Julian Priester on trombone – plus percussion from Jose Areas and Ndugu Chancler. The roots of later classics like Sextet and Flood all start with this session – and the album contains 3 long tracks – "You'll Know When You Get There", "Ostinato", and "Wandering Sprit Song". CD features bonus promo edits of "Ostinato" and "You'll Know When You Get There". Crossings is a record that really steps up Herbie's range of keyboards, mixing in both acoustic and electric pianos, mellotron, and even a bit of spacey moog from the legendary Patrick Gleeson! The whole thing is wonderful – very open and flowing, and even more organic than Hancock's later work on Columbia – especially given the length of the tracks on the set. In addition to Gleeson, other players include Benny Maupin on reeds, Julian Priester on trombone, Buster Williams on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – and titles include the 3 long tracks "Quasar", "Sleeping Giant", and "Water Torture" – all good ones! CD features bonus single mixes of "Crossings" and "Water Torture". CD
(Still sealed!)

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Wendell HarrisonOrganic Dream ... LP
Wenha/Luv N' Haight, 1981. Near Mint- (reissue)... $16.99
A weird and wonderful album from Tribe Records giant Wendell Harrison – an obscure electric set from the start of the 80s! There's still a strongly spiritual feel on the record, but Wendell also adds some Fender Rhodes and vocals to his work on tenor and flute – bringing in the same sort of spacey soul vibe you'd find on work from the time by Oneness Of Juju! The overall sound is still quite soulful – a great extension of the early Tribe spirit from Detroit – and some cuts feature a bit more acoustic piano and sweet earthy percussion. Other cuts have more of a soulful bounce – thanks to vocals from Miche Braden and Kathy Simmons – and titles include "The Wok", "Ginseng Love", "Love Juice", "A Green Meadow" and "Peace of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
 
 
 



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