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Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vol 1 ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the material here was recorded during the night of November 12 and early morning hours of November 13, 1956 – with an unusual group that features Hawes on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, Bruz Freeman on drums, and Jim Hall on guitar! Hall's ringing tones are a perfect partner for Hawes' light approach to the keys – and the relaxed, extended nature of the recording has both players really opening up on some of the album's longish tracks. Titles on this volume include "Jordu", "Groovin High", "Takin Care", and "Hampton's Pulpit". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Hampton HawesFour! ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good+ ... $12.99
One of those classic Contemporary albums of LA jazz – where all the players are big names, and where the gang of them is goofing around on the front, looking happier than any New York jazzmen could ever be! Hamp's, joined by Barney Kessel, Red Mitchell, and Shelly Manne – all of whom are playing golf on the cover, hence the punned title. Tracks are pretty nice LA bop material, and include "Yardbird Suite", "Up Blues", "Bow Jest", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing in shirink with original sticker.)

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Hampton HawesSeance ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1966. Used ... $16.99
A nice title for this mid 60s set from Hampton Hawes – given that by this time in his career, Hawes often hits these spun-out lines that are completely entrancing – almost enough to spirit us away to the underworld! The album's a live one, but done with an intimate feel – and Hamp gets some very sensitive backing from Red Mitchell on bass and Donald Bailey on drums – on tracks that include "The Seance", "Easy Street", "For Heaven's Sake", "My Romance", and "Suddenly I Thought Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hampton Hawes TrioComplete Sessions (The Trio/This Is Hampton Hawes/Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes) ... CD
Contemporary/Gambit (Spain), 1955/1956. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
The complete sessions by the best-known early version of The Hampton Hawes Trio – one that featured Red Mitchell on bass and Chuck Thompson on drums, heard here on the group's first three albums for the Contemporary label! The Hawes approach to the keys was a very popular one at the time – a mix of bop invention and older-styled phrasing – played mostly over standards, but creative and inventive enough to put Hampton on a par with Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, and some of the other rising trio talents of the 50s. Most of the set's 35 tracks were done in studio mode – but the package also features 3 bonus live numbers from the Embers night club in 1956, plus 3 more bonus tracks from live LA recordings – featuring either Mel Lewis or Shelly Manne in the drum chair. Titles include "Hamp's Blues", "Feeling Fine", "I Got Rhythm", "Round Midnight", "Blues For Jacques", "Section Blues", "Yesterdays", "Carioca", "Just Squeeze Me", "Body & Soul", "Coolin The Blues", "Walkin", and "The Champ". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesAll Night Session Vols 1, 2, & 3 ... CD
Contemporary/Definitive (Spain), 1956. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A noteworthy session from pianist Hampton Hawes – a rare quartet session from the 50s (at a time when Hawes was mostly working in trios) – and also a three volume set of releases, all recorded in the space of a single night! The album is truly an All Night Session – as the material here was recorded during the night of November 12 and early morning hours of November 13, 1956 – with an unusual group that features Hawes on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, Bruz Freeman on drums, and Jim Hall on guitar! Hall's ringing tones are a perfect partner for Hawes' light approach to the keys – and the relaxed, extended nature of the recording has both players really opening up on some of the album's longish tracks. 2CD set features all 3 volumes of the recording – a total of 17 tracks that includes "Jordu", "Groovin High", "Takin Care", "Hampton's Pulpit", "I'll Remember April", "I Should Care", "Woody'N You", "Two Bass Hit", "Will You Still Be Mine", "April In Paris", "Blue 'N Boogie", "Blues #4", "Blues #3", and "Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hampton HawesSermon ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(80s pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)

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Curtis FullerCurtis Fuller & Hampton Hawes With French Horns ... CD
Prestige, 1957. Used ... $25.99
One of Curtis Fuller's most compelling albums from the late 50s – a striking bit of experimentalist modern jazz, quite different from some of his work for Blue Note. The format features Fuller's trombone in the lead, plus alto by Sahib Shihab – and the pair are backed up by a twin French horn lineup played by Julius Watkins and David Amram. If the horns sound hokey, don't worry, because they're not. If you've heard Watkins hardbop work, you know he can make things swing whatever the format – and the added French horns work more like an extra brace of trumpets, coloring the performance with extra washes of color, and a harsh-edged rhythm on the best cuts. Hampton Hawes plays piano, Addison Farmer is on bass, and Jerry Segal rounds out the group on drums. Tracks include "Roc & Troll", "A-Drift", "Lyriste", "No Crooks", and "Ronnie's Tune". CD
(Out of print. One spine of the back tray is missing.)
 
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Sonny CrissMemorial Album ... LP
Xanadu, 1947/1950/1952/1965. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Very early work from Sonny Criss – cut during his young years in the LA bop scene, featuring a number of different groups all dating from 1947 to 1965. Criss does a fine job, blowing effortlessly in a style that's clearly Bird-inspired, but which has a raspy genius of its own. Players include Hampton Hawes, Clark Terry, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, and Gil Barrios – and titles include "Blue N Boogie", "Ursula", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" with Damita Jo singing, "The Creep", "Blue Lou", "Body & Soul", "Out Of Nowhere", and "The Masquerade Is Over". 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and some pen on back.)

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Dexter Gordon & Wardell GrayJazz Concert West Coast – Jazz West Coast Live – Hollywood Jazz Vol 1 ... CD
Savoy, 1948. Used ... $6.99
LA bebop jam session material, featuring two long tracks recorded live in the city of angels, probably illegally by Savoy's Herman Lubinsky, who was a noted crook. Who cares, though, as the sides give us a great picture of the kind of lively cutting jam sessions that were ripping through the Central Ave scene of the old days. Players include Dexter Gordon, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Howard McGhee, and Wardell Gray in the lead – and the two long tracks are "Disorder At The Border" and "The Hunt". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles MingusLegendary Trios (Mingus Three/Introducing Paul Bley) ... CD
Jubilee/Gambit (Spain), 1953/1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A pairing of rare piano trio sessions featuring Charles Mingus – back to back on an expanded CD! The first 7 tracks on the set are from the 1957 Jubilee album Trio (aka Mingus Three) – a record that has Mingus working with regular drummer Danny Richmond and pianist Hampton Hawes – an odd choice, but that's what makes the recording so unique. The album's sort of an east meets west session, with Hawes' incredible piano lines flying over the top, and Mingus' bass coming to the forefront in this nice relaxed trio setting. The set list includes a mix of originals and standards, with "Back Home Blues", "Hamp's New Blues", "Dizzy Moods", and "Laura". The remaining 11 tracks are from sessions for a rare 10" album that Bley cut with Art Blakey on drums and Charlies Mingus on bass – a set that was done upon Mingus' discovery of Bley's talents, and which was issued on his own Debut label briefly in the 50s. Titles on that session include "Opus 1", "Walkin", "Split Kick", "Spontaneous Combustion", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", and "Like Someone In Love" – plus bonus tracks "Opus 1 (alternate)", "Zootcase", and "This Time The Dream's On Me". CD

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Art PepperSurf Ride ... CD
Savoy/Sony (Japan), 1952/1954. Used ... $5.99
A classic 50s album on Savoy – a set that's almost as memorable for its cartoony cover as it is for the great Art Pepper material on the record! Pepper's tone here is wonderful – that sharper-edged, more soulful approach that you often get in his smaller label 50s work – a nice contrast to some of the smoother sides of Art, and the part of his sound we really love. The album's got three different west coast groups working with Pepper – with players who include Russ Freeman or Hampton Hawes on piano, Jack Montrose on tenor, Joe Mondragon or Monte Budwig on bass, and Larry Bunker or Bobby White on drums. But Art's the main star of the set – blowing beautifully throughout, with both jaw-dropping precision and a tremendous sense of sound! Titles include "Tickle Toe", "Chili Pepper", "Susie The Poodle", "Brown Gold", "Holiday Flight", "Surf Ride", "Straight Life", "Cinnamon", and "Thyme Time". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Surf Ride ... LP 16.99

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Art PepperSurf Ride ... LP
Savoy, 1952/1954. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
A classic 50s album on Savoy – a set that's almost as memorable for its cartoony cover as it is for the great Art Pepper material on the record! Pepper's tone here is wonderful – that sharper-edged, more soulful approach that you often get in his smaller label 50s work – a nice contrast to some of the smoother sides of Art, and the part of his sound we really love. The album's got three different west coast groups working with Pepper – with players who include Russ Freeman or Hampton Hawes on piano, Jack Montrose on tenor, Joe Mondragon or Monte Budwig on bass, and Larry Bunker or Bobby White on drums. But Art's the main star of the set – blowing beautifully throughout, with both jaw-dropping precision and a tremendous sense of sound! Titles include "Tickle Toe", "Chili Pepper", "Susie The Poodle", "Brown Gold", "Holiday Flight", "Surf Ride", "Straight Life", "Cinnamon", and "Thyme Time". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Surf Ride ... CD 5.99

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins & The Contemporary Leaders ... LP
Contemporary, 1958. Very Good ... $49.99
One of Sonny's brilliant west coast sessions for Contemporary – records that shouldn't sparkle as much as they do, but which actually stand with his best work of the 50s! Sonny's blowing in front of a session of "leaders" that includes Hampton Hawes, Barney Kessel, Leroy Vinnegar, Shelly Manne, and Victor Feldman, who plays vibes on one track. Sonny's the real leader here, though – as his bold, proud tenor tone really takes front seat, carving lines that never get tired, bringing a sparkle into tunes like "You", "How High The Moon", "I've Found A New Baby", "The Song Is You", and "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star". Heck, even with songs like those, the album should be weak – but there's an undeniable magic that really makes it great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a large name in marker on front, a mostly split bottom seam, and some notes on back.)

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✨✧ VariousCelestial Blues – Cosmic, Political, & Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Spiritual sounds from the source – a host of incredible tracks from a time when jazz was really opening up into new dimensions – as players stepped forward in a wave of strong post-Coltrane energy to really push the music into the skies! The music here can be seen as a blueprint for generations to come – styles that are now getting new fame in the hands of Kamasi Washington and some of his contemporaries, but which flowered first in recordings like these – pulled from the early 70s vaults of Prestige, Milestone, and Muse Records – and brought together here in a really wonderful collection! Tracks are all nice and long, and the set showcases an older generation of jazz musicians really flowering at the time – balanced perfectly between a sense of freedom and a spiritual soul – on titles that include "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz NTU Troop, "Let Us Go To Higher Heights" by Carlos Garnett, "The Almoravid" by Joe Chambers, "Brown Eyes" by Charles Earland, "Warriors Of Peace" by Azar Lawrence, "Aftermath" by Oliver Nelson, "Josie Black" by Hampton Hawes, "Let It Take Your Mind" by Bayete Umbra Zindiko, "Fire" by Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane, and "The Free Slave" by Roy Brooks. CD

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✨✧ David Axelrod & OthersAxelrod Chronicles ... CD
Fantasy, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's great to see that David Axelrod's finally getting his due – and this reissue of material from Fantasy is one of the first reissues of his work in the US! Most cuts here are much more jazz-based than Axelrod's higher-concept material under his own name for Capitol in the late 60s – and the music represents Axe's key move to Fantasy after bigger label fame – a move that he made with Cannonball Adderley, who also figures in on some of these tracks. The CD features 8 tracks from Axelrod's Full Axe album – a tasty bit of funky fusion that's one of his best jazz-oriented releases – plus a sampling of tracks from other albums he produced and/or arranged for Fantasy. Titles from Full Axe include "My Family", "Mucho Chupar", "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing", and "Everything Counts" – and other tracks include "Cantaro" and "Solitario" by Gene Ammons, "Bach" and "Sierra Morena" by Hampton Hawes, "Quit It" by Nat Adderley, "Goodbye So Long" by Funk Inc, and "Stayin Place" from the Big Man 2LP set. CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissI'll Catch The Sun ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent material from Sonny Criss' late 60's comeback period! By this point, Criss had a sound, style, and maturity that was unmatched by any of his LA contemporaries – a way of blowing the alto that was neither boppish, nor cliched in R&B modes – and instead burst forth with a sense of soulful sophistication that was quite unique! Sonny's sound here is incredible throughout – a clear, clean approach to his instrument that is quite different than his style of a few years before – and he's set up in a great little combo that includes Hampton Hawes on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Mann on drums. Titles include the killer "California Screamin" – plus "I'll Catch The Sun", "Blue Sunset", "Cry Me A River", and "Don't Rain On My Parade". CD

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✨✧ Bill EvansSome Other Time – The Lost Session From The Black Forest ... CD
Resonance, 1968. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Never-heard studio work from the great Bill Evans – not another one of those many (and great) live performances from overseas – but a well-conceived, beautifully recorded set of tracks that were done for MPS Records in their famous studios in the Black Forest! The group here is Evans sublime trio with the great Eddie Gomez on bass and a young Jack DeJohnette on drums – perfect players for completely reworking the sound of the jazz piano trio, with all the new ideas that Bill had bursting forth at the time – and this material is the only studio session by the group, recorded right after their famous live appearance at Montreux in 1968 (documented on a well-known album on Verve.) The set's a double-length outing – recorded with the kind of crisp, clear sound that MPS brought to its other classic piano albums of the time by artists like Hampton Hawes or Tete Montoliu. The whole thing's wonderful – and Gomez has a wonderful presence in the mix – as the trio really shines on titles that include "Wonder Why", "Green Dolphin Street", "These Foolish Things", "Walkin Up", "Turn Out The Stars", "Very Early", "You Go To My Head", "Lover Man", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". CD

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✨✧ Dexter Gordon & Wardell GrayHunt ... LP
Savoy, 1947. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rarity from the bop era – hard-blowing tracks that run for a duration that's way longer than the standard three minutes of most 78rpm singles. Here, Gordon and Gray blow head to head in some of their famous "battle" sessions – working with players like Sonny Criss, Howard McGhee, Hampton Hawes, and Barney Kessel in a format that was very popular on the LA bop scene. Each side of the 2LP set features one long track – and titles include "Disorder At The Border", "Cherokee", "Byas A Drink", and "The Hunt". Great 70s package – with notes on all the material the material. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeves.)

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✨✧ Shorty RogersModern Sounds (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, 1951. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal west coast work from the start of the 50s – a groundbreaking 10" album that showed the best early talents of trumpeter Shorty Rogers! The group here is Rogers at his hippest – before a bigger rise to 50s fame, and right at the start of a great run as a leader and arranger on his own. The Giants combo here features Art Pepper on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on tenor, John Graas on French horn, and Hampton Hawes on piano – all playing with a style that's tight, yet still has plenty of swing, and a lot more room for individual group voices than other later arrangers who tried to cop Shorty's style! All tracks are extremely playful, but without sounding gimmicky – and tunes include "Four Mothers", "Didi", "Sam & The Lady", "Over The Rainbow", "Apropos" and "Popo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot on one corner and an address label on back. Label has an address label.)

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✨✧ VariousCelestial Blues – Cosmic, Political, & Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974 ... LP
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spiritual sounds from the source – a host of incredible tracks from a time when jazz was really opening up into new dimensions – as players stepped forward in a wave of strong post-Coltrane energy to really push the music into the skies! The music here can be seen as a blueprint for generations to come – styles that are now getting new fame in the hands of Kamasi Washington and some of his contemporaries, but which flowered first in recordings like these – pulled from the early 70s vaults of Prestige, Milestone, and Muse Records – and brought together here in a really wonderful collection! Tracks are all nice and long, and the set showcases an older generation of jazz musicians really flowering at the time – balanced perfectly between a sense of freedom and a spiritual soul – on titles that include "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz NTU Troop, "Let Us Go To Higher Heights" by Carlos Garnett, "The Almoravid" by Joe Chambers, "Brown Eyes" by Charles Earland, "Warriors Of Peace" by Azar Lawrence, "Aftermath" by Oliver Nelson, "Josie Black" by Hampton Hawes, "Let It Take Your Mind" by Bayete Umbra Zindiko, "Fire" by Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane, and "The Free Slave" by Roy Brooks. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Celestial Blues – Cosmic, Political, & Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus Three (aka Trio) ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic trio session from Charles Mingus – one of the few he ever recorded! The set's got Mingus on bass, working with regular drummer Danny Richmond and pianist Hampton Hawes – an unusual choice for the record, but a player whose sense of freedom and intensity at this point really helps bring in some of the energy of some of the larger group recordings from Mingus! Hawes' incredible piano lines really fly over the top, and Mingus' bass comes to the forefront as well – getting plenty of room for personal elements that Charles never got as strongly in the larger sessions. The set list includes a mix of originals and standards, with "Back Home Blues", "Hamp's New Blues", "Dizzy Moods", and "Laura". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Freddie ReddUnder Paris Skies ... CD
Futura (France), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful later set from pianist Freddie Redd – an artist we really love for his 50s recordings, and his seminal sides for Blue Note – and one who shows us a whole new side of his talents here! The album's got a very different feel than Redd's earlier work – richer in feeling, and deeply personal – played with a sense of tone and space that are not unlike Hampton Hawes during the same stretch – but still graced with those surprising sharp edges and dark corners that always hold us rapt with Freddie's music. The tunes are all originals – proof that Redd continued strongly as a writer – and the group features Didier Levallet on bass and Didier Carlier on drums. Titles include "This Heart Is Mine", "You", "My God Is Love", and "Bleeker Street Blues". CD

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✨✧ Lennie NiehausComplete 50s Recordings Vol 3 – Sextet, Quintet, & Octet ... CD
Contemporary/Lonehill (Spain), 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
Further genius from the great Lennie Niehaus – a CD that features work in 3 different settings, all from 1956! The first half of the set is sextet material – one of Lennie's best 50s albums for Contemporary, and one of his most obscure too! The album features Lennie's alto in the company of a group that includes Bill Perkins on tenor and flute, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone, and Stu Williamson on trumpet. There's no piano at all in the group, and the four horns come together magically – with a well-composed sound that's got all the tightness of LA in the 50s, but with more than enough solo room ot let Lennie and the others sparklet. Titles include "Belle Of The Ball", "Fond Memories", "Knee Deep", "Take It From Me", and "Elbow Room". These tracks are followed by 4 more numbers by a quintet with Stu Williamson and Hampton Hawes – on tracks that include "Poinciana", "Happy Times", and "I Should Care". Last up are 4 more by an octet with Frank Rosolino, Bill Perkins, and Pepper Adams – on titles that include "Four", "The Sermon", and "Blues For Susie". CD
 
 
 



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