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✨✧ Steve GutMr CT ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Steve Gut's on the frontline here alongside the legendary Clark Terry and the great Dusko Goykovich – and the younger musician really manages to hold his own, and work well with the two master trumpeters! The setting is a larger group – the RTB Big Band – and all three players get a chance to solo – and the mighty Alvin Queen is in the group on drums, providing a soulful kick that maybe makes the album sparkle a bit more than usual for the RTB – although they've always had a great legacy of work with bigger name players, especially American ones. Titles include "Mr CT", "Black Triangle", "Stemi", "Summer Afternoon", "On The Road", "Some Memories", and "Blues To Clark". CD
 
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✨✧ BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
A funky jazz treasure – and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound that was different from many of their contemporaries, and which pushed funk and soul into a whole new level. Byrd's work with the band was as groundbreaking as Larry Mizell's work on his own Blue Note albums – and coincidentally, Larry Mizzell's Sky High Productions handles the studio chores for the set – but in a way that's much more sharply funky than his albums with Byrd! Titles include the tight choppy funk tracks "Do It, Fluid" and "Funky Junkie", plus other nice groovers like "Summer Love", "Gut Level", and "The Runaway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a stain on one corner.)

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Tony CrombieWhole Lotta Tony – Tony Crombie & His Friends ... CD
Ember/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1961. New Copy ... $3.99
A record that's not just noteworthy for being a sweet early 60s date from British drummer Tony Crombie – but also for its great work on alto sax and flute from a young Harold McNair! McNair would go onto greater fame in the London scene of the late 60s – on both the jazz and rock fronts – but he already sounds wonderful here, and adds a sense of wit and whimsy to the record that Crombie's other albums don't usually have – a sly edge on both of his reed instruments that really makes the music sparkle with soul! Other great players include Tommy Whittle on tenor and bass clarinet, and Gordon Beck on both piano and harpsichord – the latter of which sounds especially great in a jazz setting. Titles include "Gut Bucket", "Round The Ouses", "Brazilia", "Flute Salad", "Journey's End", "The Gang Busters", and "Penthouse Party". CD

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Wynonie HarrisLovin Machine ... CD
King/Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Nobody tops Wynonie Harris – NOBODY – and his recordings for the King label are some of our favorite tracks of all time! Harris is way more than just another jazz singer or bluesman – and instead, almost singlehandedly unlocks the gate to the path that leads to later rock and roll with sides like these – cuts that are as raw and raunchy as they are as tight and grooving – a perfect blend of unbridled energy and razor-sharp performance – at a level that so many others wouldn't hit until many years to come! Harris has roots in jazz, and uses that class to keep things hip with the arrangements – but his vocal power is also massive enough to blow away most blues singers, too – especially as he furthers that power with an unflinching ability to hit topics that include adultery, gambling, and alcoholism – all while making them sound like a mighty good time! CD features a whopping 26 tracks from the King Records years – including "Tremblin", "Lovin Machine", "All She Wants To Do Is Mambo", "Drinking Blues", "Adam Come & Get Your Rib", "Rot Gut", "Married Women Stay Married", "Bloodshot Eyes", "Here Comes The Night", "Just Like Two Drops Of Water", "I'll Never Give Up", "Keep On Churnin Till The Butter Comes", "Git With The Grits", "Do It Again Please", and "Down Boy Down". CD

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VariousBBC Late Junction Sessions – Unpopular Music (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Even after all these years, the BBC is still a magical place of experimentation and new discovery – as you'll hear in this special release of recordings from the Late Junction programme on Radio 3! The show strives to bring together artists with different backgrounds – and gives them the space and resources to create new music together – sounds that span scenes and styles, while crossing music and national borders – in collaborations that are as breathtaking as they are beautiful! The album opens up with plenty of surprises – and titles include "People Folk" by Tinariwen and Tunng, "Citius Altius" by Simon Fisher Turner and Martin Baker, "Where The Heart Is" by Kate Tempest and Elysian String Quartet, "Piece No 5" by John Paul Jones and Erland Dahlen, "Drilling An Ocean For You" by AGF and Gudrun Gut, "Greenwich Pier" by Ana Silvera and Maya Youssef, and "Talibe" by Diabel Cisscokho, Dadialy Koyate, and Finn Peters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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VariousDave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol 2 – Taken From The Vaults ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Deep soul is special soul – a certain breed of soul music that features extremely emotive vocal performances, and the kind of gut-level delivery of lyrics you'd find in the best work by legends like Otis Redding or James Carr! Yet despite the fame of those big names, the style is maybe best served up by the legion of artists who worked in the underground – some of the lesser-remembered singers who stand here alongside Redding, in a killer second batch of material all hand-picked by Dave Godin – the man who first coined the "deep soul" term back in the day! The collection seems to be even greater than the first – maybe Dave's feeling even more confident than ever – and features a stunning 25 titles that include "How Much Can A Man Take?" by Big John Hamilton, "Losin Boy" by Eddie Giles, "I'll Run Your Hurt Away" by Ruby Johnson, "Make It Me" by The Premiers, "How Was I To Know You Cared" by Doris Duke, "A Love That Never Grows Cold" by Jimmy & Louise Tig, "Let Nothing Separate Us" by Arthur Conley, "If I Could See You One More Time" by Johnny Adams, and "Hiding In the Shadows" by Eddie & Ernie. CD

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VariousWayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
The influence of the Byrds, Gram Parsons, and Flying Burrito Brothers knew no bounds back in the day – as you'll hear on this wonderful collection of underground recordings that followed very strongly in their lead! If you think alt-country's only a recent invention, then think again – because way back at the end of the 60s, folks were already starting to come up with their own variant of the sounds of Nashville and Bakersfield – music that's often a bit more gut-wrenching than the mainstream, and which often has those currents of sadness and longing that we love especially strongly in Parsons' records. As usual with Numero, the presentation is wonderful – a special sort of package that features images of all the rare records included, and notes on each individual artist – alongside a set list that includes "Lonesome City" by Black Canyon Gang, "Baby's Back" by Kenny Knight, "To See Her Smile" by Arrogance, "Travelin" by Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green, "And I Didn't Want You" by Mistress Mary, "Lilly Of The Valley" by Dan Pavlides, "You Can't Make It Alone" by Plain Jane, "Spirit Of The Golden Juice" by FJ McMahon, and "I Know Her Well" by Sandy Harless. CD

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds/Flying Start (UK version) ... CD
BGP (UK), 1974/1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 incredible albums from The Blackbyrds – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Blackbyrds record – a funky jazz treasure, and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound that was different from many of their contemporaries, and which pushed funk and soul into a whole new level. Byrd's work with the band was as groundbreaking as Larry Mizell's work on his own Blue Note albums – and coincidentally, Larry Mizzell's Sky High Productions handles the studio chores for the set – but in a way that's much more sharply funky than his albums with Byrd! Titles include the tight choppy funk tracks "Do It, Fluid" and "Funky Junkie", plus other nice groovers like "Summer Love", "Gut Level", and "The Runaway". Flying Start has a beautifully put-together feel – tight enough to crossover somewhat big with a larger audience than the group's previous effort – but still filled with the kind of righteous energy that first got them going, a sublime mix of jazzy rhythms and soulful elements, all held together tightly by production from Donald Byrd. Tracks include the big hit "Walking In Rhythm", which was an oft-spun 45 back in the day – plus some great funk moments, like the tasty "Spaced Out", the choppy "The Baby", and the captivating "Blackbyrds Theme". Other cuts include "Future Children Future Hopes", "I Need You", and "April Showers". CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound good on paper, it actually works wonderfully on the record – as the tunes retain all of the jazz funk feel of the originals, without any of the cheap tricks you might expect. The album's as essential as any of the group's earlier albums – and it's filled with great versions of classics like "Supernatural Feeling", "Gut Level", "Walking In Rhythm", "Do It Fluid", "Rock Creek Park", and "Happy Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... LP
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The influence of the Byrds, Gram Parsons, and Flying Burrito Brothers knew no bounds back in the day – as you'll hear on this wonderful collection of underground recordings that followed very strongly in their lead! If you think alt-country's only a recent invention, then think again – because way back at the end of the 60s, folks were already starting to come up with their own variant of the sounds of Nashville and Bakersfield – music that's often a bit more gut-wrenching than the mainstream, and which often has those currents of sadness and longing that we love especially strongly in Parsons' records. As usual with Numero, the presentation is wonderful – a special sort of package that features images of all the rare records included, and notes on each individual artist – alongside a set list that includes "Lonesome City" by Black Canyon Gang, "Baby's Back" by Kenny Knight, "To See Her Smile" by Arrogance, "Travelin" by Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green, "And I Didn't Want You" by Mistress Mary, "Lilly Of The Valley" by Dan Pavlides, "You Can't Make It Alone" by Plain Jane, "Spirit Of The Golden Juice" by FJ McMahon, and "I Know Her Well" by Sandy Harless. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsNight Grooves ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound good on paper, it actually works wonderfully on the record – as the tunes retain all of the jazz funk feel of the originals, without any of the cheap tricks you might expect! The album's as essential as any of the group's earlier albums – and it's filled with great versions of classics like "Supernatural Feeling", "Gut Level", "Walking In Rhythm", "Do It Fluid", "Rock Creek Park", and "Happy Music". CD

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✨✧ VariousGet Easy Blues – Chicago 1928 to 1930 ... CD
Frog (UK), Late 20s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by the Levee Serenaders, Albert Wynn's Creole Jazz Band and His Gut Bucket Five, Jasper Taylors Original Washboard Band, Jimmy Wade & His Dixielanders, Jemmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards, Sammy Stewart & His Orchestra, Lil Hardaway's Orchestra, the Beale Street Washboard Band, and Frankie Frank & His Lousianians. CD
 
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AnthraxI'm The Man EP ... LP
Island/Megaforce, 1987. Very Good ... $11.99
Not! Not! Ya know what. . .Anthrax's I'm The Man EP may be dumb fun, but it's high-minded dumb fun, and done with geniune love for classic rap. . .gutsy stuff from these true godfathers of thrash metal, from a time when their peers took themselves way too freaking seriously. Well, either gutsy, or maybe they just didn't give a s**t, which makes it all the more amusing. Punchy riffs, an obvious take on Billy Squier's "Big Beat" in the drums, and their knowingly goofy attempts at Beastie Boys-style comic rap. If rap metal began and ended right here we'd be better off, but we won't blame Anthrax for all the bad stuff to come! Includes "I'm The Man (Censored Radio Version)", "I'm The Man (DEF Uncensored Version)" – plus live versions Anthrax staples "Caught In A Mosh", "I Am The Law" and "I'm The Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert AylerLast Album ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
Ayler's last album ever – and an incredibly strange batch of tracks that shows perfectly the kind of stylistic and emotional struggle he was going through in the final years of his life. Like the albums New Grass and Love Cry, this one shows Ayler toying with influences from other genres – like rock and soul – in order to better communicate his message to the masses. And while there's some strange odd moments that don't really work, there's others that have a gutsiness that's stunning – especially from the otherwise serious (by this point) NY underground. Players include Bobby Few, Muhammad Ali, and Stafford James – and tracks include "Untitled Duet", "Again Comes The Rising Of The Sun", "Toiling", "Birth Of Mirth", and "Desert Blood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split top seam and some surface wear.)

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP
Epic, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 2 Feet In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD 11.99

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Dave Bailey2 Feet In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1961. Used ... $11.99
Hardbop albums don't get any better than this – and although drummer Dave Bailey only recorded for a brief stretch as a leader, this session's one that shows that he was a heck of a force to contend with! The record's got an intensity that easily rivals the best by Art Blakey over at Blue Note during the early 60s – but Dave's also got a slightly looser groove too – a bit more sense of humanity, and one that allows for really organic interplay between the players. There's a slight soul jazz undercurrent – especially in the piano lines of Billy Gardner – and other players in the quintet include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Frank Haynes on tenor, and Ben Tucker on bass. The group wails on an early version of Tucker's classic "Comin' Home Baby", plus other great originals like "Coffee Walk", "Lady Iris B", and "Two Feet In the Gutter". A old favorite on the south side of Chicago! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available 2 Feet In The Gutter ... LP 6.99

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Dave BaileyOne Foot In The Gutter (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1960. Used ... $11.99
Hard to have any feet in the gutter when you sound this great – as the album's a killer batch of hardbop, led by drummer Dave Bailey during his classic short run on Columbia! The lineup here is amazing – a rock-solid sextet with Clark Terry on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Horace Parlan on piano, and Peck Morrison on bass – all hitting with an intensity which rivals the best on Blue Note or Prestige – but which is arguably even better, given that most of the tracks on the set really stretch out! Side two features an extended 20 minute take on "Sandu" – and side one features "One Foot In The Gutter" and "Well You Needn't" – both over 10 minutes long! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Walter Bishop JrOld Folks ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost little session from pianist Walter Bishop – one that has the pianist working at an all acoustic level, and in a trio format that's a bit different than his other 70s sessions – but still totally great! The group features wonderful work from Sam Jones on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – both players we totally love together, and who give Bishop a bit of backing that's similar to their work with Cedar Walton. Yet the style here is very different, too – as Walter brings out these more gutbuckety notes at times – still handled with class and care, but with a deeper vibe that seems to resonate especially strongly with the bass of Jones. Titles include "Manha Do Carnaval", "Old Folks", "Up Jumped Spring", and "Straight No Chaser". CD

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✨✧ Peter Brotzmann, Mahmoud Gania, Hamid DrakeWels Concert ... CD
Okka Disk, 1997. Used ... $12.99
1996 recording of a concert featuring Peter Brotzmann in the company of Chicago percussionist Hamid Drake and percussionist/singer Mahmoud Gania. Free stuff, dominated by Brotzmann's gutsy tenor, but with lots of nice percussion moments from Drake, and some moody vocal inflections by Gania. 70 minutes long, and divided up into 3 sections. CD
(Out of print.)

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John CaleGuts ... LP
Island, 1977. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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Lloyd Charmers & OthersBest Of Lloyd Charmers – 50 Top Reggae Tunes ... CD
Trojan (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
Tremendous work from Lloyd Charmers – a one-man powerhouse in early reggae – singer, musician, and producer too – with an undeniable ear for the hippest, most soulful sounds around! In fact, Charmers was one of the few to strongly hold onto an American soul influence, even as the music was shifting – and the result is not just some superb soul covers, remade with a new Kingston groove – but also great tracks of Lloyd's own, which can have echoes of styles from Detroit, Chicago, or Philly – although an undeniable reggae approach overall! This 2CD set brings together two full albums that feature Charmers in the lead, and working with other contemporaries too – the records Lloyd Charmers In Session and Best Of Lloyd Charmers – plus lots of bonus tracks too. 50 tracks in all – with titles that include "A Lover's Quarrel" by BB Seaton, "Thula Thula" by The Messengers, "Children Of The Night" by The Chosen Few, "Take A Message To Mary" by Ken Parker "Blue Moon" by Guts McGeorge, and "Just As Long As You Need Me" by Busty Brown – plus "One Big Unhappy Family", "Look A Py Py", "Color Him Father", "Play Me", "Save Their Souls", "Soul Of England", and "Dollars & Bonds" by Lloyd Charmers hiself. CD

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✨✧ Alice CooperSchool's Out ... CD
Warner/Flashback, 1972. Used ... $4.99
So many great ones – including "School's Out", plus "Grande Finale", "Alma Mater", "Public Animal", "Street Fight", and "Gutter Cat Vs The Jets". CD

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisEddie Lockjaw Davis Cookbook – Vol 1 ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
A record that's virtually the blueprint for the sound of Hammond organ and tenor sax in soul jazz– the first of Eddie Lockjaw Davis' great run of cookbook albums for Prestige! The record features Lockjaw's gutsy tenor in a group alongside Jerome Richardson's lighter flute – both dancing wonderfully together over organ lines from a young Shirley Scott – playing here with a style that's a bit earthier and more bluesy than some of her later work. Rhythm is by George Duviver on bass and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and tracks include the classic 12 minute jammer "In The Kitchen", plus shorter tracks "Three Deuces", "The Chef", and "Have Horn, Will Blow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has masking tape along the top & bottom seams.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisLock The Fox ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1966. Used ... $13.99
A great little album from Eddie Lockjaw Davis – much leaner and meaner than some of his Prestige blowing sessions from earlier years – and recorded with a focused sound that we really love! The group's an excellent one – a sextet that features Les Spann on guitar, Ross Tompkins on piano, and Ray Barretto on congas – really kicking up an extra groove underneath! But the real star of the set is Davis – blowing here with a soulful head-on style that's totally great – cutting through the tunes with effortless ease, and playing in a gutbuckety tone that grabs us right away, without any of the hoke that he could sometimes have. Wonderful throughout – and tracks include "Oh Gee", "West Coast Blues", "On A Clear Day", "Nina Never Knew", "Save Your Love For Me", and "The Good Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinBattle Stations ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good ... $8.99
Griff and Lock are playing head to head here – right in their classic "tuff tenors" mode, although not recorded Live at Mintons! Rhythm is by Norman Simmons, Vic Sproles, and Ben Riley – and the album's actually a bit gutsier and more freewheeling than some of their earlier sets, the ones with a bit more Monk work. Titles include "What's Happening?", "63rd Street Theme", "Pull My Coat", and "Hey Jim!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some splash stains.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinFirst Set – Recorded Live At Mintons ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
During the early 60s, the team of Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Johnny Griffin was one of the most exciting unions in jazz. The two tenorists came from two different camps – Davis, the gutsy R&B soloist, Griffin, the hardbop powerhouse with a flair for the modern. Their pairing was an incredible stroke of genius and luck, and the albums they waxed – like this one – feature an approach hardly ever matched again by a two-tenor band. One of the best features of the group was their dedication to opening up the works of Monk into a freer blowing style – and they do so nicely on this album's two long takes of "Epistrophy" and "Well, You Needn't", both recorded live at the legendary Minton's Playhouse in Harlem (site of some of the band's best recordings.) Junior Mance heads up the soulful rhythm section that also includes Larry Gales and Ben Riley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Michael DeaseDecisions ... CD
Posi tone, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Wonderfully fresh work on trombone from Michael Dease – a player we're liking more and more with each new release – and who really tops himself with this one! Dease is schooled in so many older modes – able to blow with the sweetness of JJ Johnson at times, or the gutbuckety soul of Bennie Green at others – but he's also got a very contemporary conception on his instrument, with the blend of soul and modern you'd find on recent albums from trombonist Steve Davis, a labelmate of Dease. No surprise, Michael starts off the record with a great composition by Steve – before launching into some even stronger tunes of his own – fitted perfectly with a group that includes Tim Green on tenor, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Rodney Whitaker on bass, and Ulysses Owen on drums. Titles include "Decisions", "Gorgeous Gwen", "Grove's Groove", "Jason's Gonna Get Ya", "Trayvon", and "Three & One". CD

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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Checker/Sundazed, 1958. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Fantastically twangy! We never tire of Bo Diddley's incredible guitar work – and you'll get plenty of it in this early album he cut for Chess, a tasty batch of 12 tracks, all original tunes with a stripped-down gutbuckety sound – rough, raw rhythms that feature plenty of Bo's gritty guitar over the top! The cover's got a picture of Bo holding a conventional hollow-body – nice and echoey, and a bit different than his later trademark square guitar – but the sound is still loud and proud throughout. Titles include "Bo Diddley", "I'm A Man", "Hey Bo Diddley", "Bring It To Jerome", "Say Bossman", "Diddley Daddy", "Hush Your Mouth", and "Who Do You Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonGood Gracious! ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A cool cooker from the great Lou Donaldson – and a record that's ever bit as tasty as its cover! Lou's really hitting his soul jazz stride here – stepping off his 50s bop years, and moving into a more gutbuckety groove that's delivered with wonderful accompaniment from a quartet that features Grant Green on guitar, John Patton on Hammond, and Ben Dixon on drums! The style is loose and open – and tracks are long, with tight solos, especially from Patton and Green, always a winning combination – really stepping out here with an early raw fury! Titles include "Caracas", "Bad John", "Holy Ghost", and "Good Gracious!". Nice cover, too, with a photo of Lou checking out a sexy model, while speaking the title! LP, Vinyl record album
(90s pressing.)

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East CoastEast Coast (Encounter) ... LP
Encounter, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Righteous soul – and the only record ever cut by East Coast – a group led by Larry Blackmon, featuring early vocals by Gwen Guthrie! The style is very hip – a mixture of funk and progressive grooving, all held together with a sound that's young, proud, and which moves easily between influences from a number of different camps. In a way, the group's almost a cross between early Earth Wind & Fire and The Voices Of East Harlem – with a style that's got some nicely soulful jazz elements, but served up with a dose of sweeter soul. Gregory Johnson plays some great keyboards on the set, and titles include "I've Got To Reclaim You", "Something Deep Inside", "Any Thing You Have In Mind", "Miss Gigi", "Keep On Trying", "I Found You", and "You Can't Let It Get You Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny GolsonGroovin' With Golson ... LP
New Jazz, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
Although Benny Golson is perhaps best known as a lively arranger in the modern idiom, he's also a kick-ass tenor player when he wants to be – and on this classic, he definitely wants to be! Unlike some of Golson's more tightly arranged records of the early years, this date is a deeply gutsy soul jazz session – support from a group that includes Ray Bryant on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Art Blakey on drums, and Curtis Fuller on trombone – all sliding into long tracks that have plenty of room for solos! The whole thing's a bit like the more spontaneous side of the Jazz Messengers groove – and titles include "The Stroller", "Drumboogie", "My Blues House", and a beautiful version of "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has marker and pen on the back.)

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Stephane Grappelli & Georges DelerueLes Valseuses/Calmos ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $14.99
2 jazzy French soundtracks – both written for films directed by Bertrand Blier. First up is Les Valseuses, a 1973 score written by Stephane Grappelli, played by a small group featuring Grappelli, plus Maurice Vander on piano and organ, Philippe Catherine on guitar, Guy Pedersen on bass, and Daniel Humair on drums. The second set is even groovier – Calmos, written by Georges Delerue in 1975, and featuring the sublime talents of Slam Stewart, who plays bass and sings along with his instrument, backed by a small combo that includes Vander and Humair. The sound of this combination is incredible – with a rumbling guttural quality that must have worked wonderfully with the film. The set's got a total of 17 tracks in all – and titles include "Calmos", "Les Joies Du Maquis", "Poursuite", "Rolis", "Jeanne", "Ballade", "Debandade", and "Calmos Tranquilos". CD
 
 
 



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