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Maurice BrownHip To Bop ... CD
Brown, 2004. Used ... $3.99
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Man ParrishHip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) (5:36, 4:00, 3:11) ... 12-inch
Rams Horn, 1982. Good ... $5.99
A classic electro groove – and one of the tracks that's a contender for the origin of the word "hip hop"! A very nice groove with an early Arthur Baker feel, and the kind of cut that we slept on during the 80s, but which sounds totally great today! 3 different edits. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Rams Horn sleeve, with moderate wear, staining, a sticker remnant and some small tears.)
 
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Essence All StarsJackie's Blues Bag – A Tribute To Jackie McLean ... CD
Hip Bop, 1996. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Richie ColeAlive At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good ... $2.99
Richie Cole is a player who really opens up in a live setting – drawing on decades of bop inspiration, and also moving into some hipper 70s-styled grooves as well! This set really shows that aspect of Cole's work – as it's got Richie working with an ensemble that matches his sense of energy nicely – playing boppish one minute, bluesy the next, and in some lively rhythmic modes the rest – a cool little lineup with Bobby Enriquez on piano and Bruce Forman on guitar. Titles include a hip long take of "Samba De Orfeu", done with rhythms that are quite different than usual – plus "Punishment Blues", "Body & Soul", "Alto Acres", and "Yardbird Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label was applied with a crease on one side. Cover has some wear.)

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Bill EvansEmergence ... CD
Five Four (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
A nice little collection of hip mid 50s early work by pianist Bill Evans – featuring several of his earliest cuts as leader, plus stellar support work with guitarist Dick Garcia, arranger George Russell, vocalist Lucy Reed and clarinetist Tony Scott! The varied nature of the compiled tracks provides a pretty nice and stylistically deep sampler – including some straighter bop styled numbers, a really adventurous and hypnotic handful of tunes behind leader Dick Garcia, a moody approach underneath vocalist Lucy Reed, and his nimble early pedigree as a leader. Titles include "Kimona My House", Like Someone In Love" and "Ev'ry Night About This Time" with Dick Garcia, "Ye Hypocrite, Ye Beelzebub", "Ballad Of Hicks Blewitt", "Ezz-thetic" and more with the George Russell Smalltet, "Baltimore" with Lucy Reed, "Aeolian Drinking Song", "Deep Purple", "Round About Midnight" with the Tony Scott Quartet, "Five" and "Displacement" with Bill Evans as the leader – plus an unaccompanied run of his seminal "Waltz For Debbie". CD

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Roy HaynesCymbalism ... LP
Prestige, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A cracker of an album – as fresh today as it was when it was first released in 1963! Roy Haynes is probably best known to the world for his bop work, but in the early 60s, he was a budding modernist with a real sense for lyrical improvisation. As part of a generation that was working on newly musical ways of using the drums – players that included Andrew Cyrille and Chico Hamilton – Haynes had a way of making the kit talk that's quite different than his roots in 50s jazz. Here, he's playing with a very hip quartet that includes Frank Strozier on alto and flute, Ronnie Matthews on piano, and Larry Ridley on bass – crafting tunes that swing at a lovely level, yet also have far-reaching and exploratory passages. The whole album's a delight – and titles include "Modette", "Go N Git It", "La Palomeinding", and "Hag". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy (Savoy) ... LP
Savoy, 1948. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Jackie & Roy – cut when the fab vocal duo was still in the company of Charlie Ventura, forging a bop harmony sound that was as groundbreaking as the early vocalese work of Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, or Annie Ross! The pair had a hip swinging style that was always great – with a strong talent for riffing vocally on a bebop tune, then shifting over for a serious interpretation of a moody ballad, and rolling back again into a hard uptempo number. This set has them in the company of some tight members from Ventura's group – including Charlie himself on tenor, Norman Faye on trumpet, and Benny Green on trombone. Titles include "Lonely Woman", "Pina Colada", "FYI", "Euphoria", and "Deed I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing in a black and white cover – nice and clean overall!)

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✨✧ Milt JacksonOpus De Jazz ... LP
Savoy, 1955. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the best-known 50s jazz sessions from the Savoy label – a laidback classic that's a great illustration of the label's shift in modes after the early bop years! The setting here is relatively informal – with Milt Jackson as the ersatz leader, working almost in blowing session mode with hip players who include Frank Wess on flute and tenor, Hank Jones on piano, Eddie Jones on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums – all players who relax into a groove wonderfully, and really open up on the album's four long tracks. Titles include the classic reading of "Opus De Funk", plus "Opus Pocus", "You Leave Me Breathless", and "Opus & Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Eddie JeffersonJazz Singer ... CD
Evidence, 1959/1961. Used ... $8.99
Rare work from Eddie Jefferson – cut between his early years on Prestige, and his revival on Riverside – work done for the Festival Records label, but best known in this hip 70s package put together by Inner City! The work here is a great precursor to Eddie's 60s comeback – and shows him really moving forward strongly, even on a tiny label – reworking his older vocal style with a hipper modern groove, and really reaching some new territory in the process. The tunes are awash in those charming tones and phrasings that always set Jefferson apart from the rest – and there's a few R&B undercurrents here, mixed in with the more familiar bop influences. Players are all great too – and include Johnny Coles or Howard McGee on trumpet, James Moody on tenor, Matthew Gee on trombone, Musa Kaleem on tenor and baritone, and Johnny Acea on piano. Babs Gonzalez and Honey Gordon get in a few licks on versions of "So What" and "Sister Sadie" – helping Eddie out with their hip vocal talents – and other tracks include "Memphis", "Baby Girl", "NJR", "I've Got The Blues", "The Preacher", "Night Train", "Sherry", "Body & Soul", and "Workshop". 18 tracks in all! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Charles McPhersonMcPherson's Mood ... CD
Prestige, 1970. Used ... $11.99
A really beautiful batch of tracks from Charles McPherson – with a late 60s approach to soul jazz that reminds us of some of the work by Sonny Criss on Prestige, or of some of Cedar Walton's sessions from the same time. McPherson's moved way past his earlier bop roots here – stretching things with a hip group that includes Buster Williams, Roy Brooks, and Barry Harris – crafting tunes that point the way at soul jazz in the 70s, with a more complicated and sophisticated approach to rhythm, but still a firm commitment to swing! Titles include "Explorations", "Mish Mash Bash", "Opalescence", and "My Cherie Amour". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyComplete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions (6CD set) ... CD
Mosaic/Blue Note, 1950s/1998. Used 6CD ... $89.99
An extraordinary document of Mobley's earliest recordings for the Blue Note label! This box collects some of Mobley's hardest to find recordings and comprises of the LPs Hank Mobley Quartet, Hank Mobley Sextet, Hank Mobley & His All Stars, Hank Mobley Quintet, Hank, Hank Mobley, Curtain Call, Poppin' and Peckin' Time! Whew! If you know any of those albums, you know this is one whopping batch of hard bop that showcases the tenorist's soul jazz roots beautifully. The sidemen hear read like a who's who of the east coast scene of the 50s, with Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, John Jenkins, Sonny Clark, Kenny Dorham, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly and Philly Joe Jones all making appearances. There's a total of 56 tracks spread out over 6 discs, including titles like "Hank's Prank", 'Walkin' The Fence", "Just Coolin'", "Touch & Go", "Double Whammy", "Barrel Of Funk", "Lower Stratosphere", "Mobley's Musings", "Funk In Deep Freeze", "Wham & They're Off", "Startin' From Scratch", "Hi Groove, Low Feedback", "Double Exposure", "Don't Get Too Hip", "Poppin'", "East Of Brooklyn", "High & Flighty" and "Peckin' Time". CD
(In great shape!)

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Hank MobleyDippin' ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $5.99
One of Hank's most solid sessions from the mid 60's – recorded with a hard-biting lineup that has Lee Morgan, Harold Mabern, and Larry Ridley – coming together under Mobley's expansive style of the time! The record's a key turning point in his career – as Hank moves from a straight hard bop sound closer to the modally-inflected soul jazz styles he was turning out at the end of his career – emerging as an extremely talented writer with hip original tunes like "Ballin", "The Vamp", "The Dip", and "The Break Through". One of his best! CD
(Out of print. Pre-RVG version.)

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William Onyeabor & OthersAtomic Bomb – Remixes (2015 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Luaka Bop, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $15.99
A very cool William Onyeabor remix EP on Luaka Bop! It includes two versions of the Oyeabor classic "Atomic Bomb" – one remixed by Japan's Oorutaichi, plus a cover of "Atomic Bomb" by Hot Chip that's remixed by John Talbot. Also includes a remix of Show Dem Camp & Funbi's Nigerian hip hop take on Onyeabor's "Smooth & Good" remixed by Ikon, plus Love Fingers and Secret Circuit teaming up as Secret Fingers to take on "Let's Fall In Love". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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William Onyeabor & OthersWhat? – William Onyeabor Remixed ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy ... $7.99 13.98
The mad music of William Onyeabor has gained many admirers over the years – a diverse array of artists from a diverse array of scenes – some of whom have come together in this mighty hip tribute to the master! The tunes here are either remixes, reworks, or complete covers of Onyeabor's incredible electric grooves from the late 70s and early 80s – and the project's so special, Luaka Bop even called in the help of Moog to put it together – no surprise, given how moogy some of William's music could be! The remixes are all very faithful, as are the reworks – and even the covers aren't the sort of cloyingly selfish sort you usually get on tribute albums – but instead feel like some great later iteration of Onyeabor's genius. Titles include Hot Chip's cover of "Atomic Bomb", Joakim & Akwetey's cover of "Good Name", David Terranova's remix of "Body & Soul", The Vaccines' remix of "Do You Want A Man", JD Twitch's (Optimo) cover of "Why Go To War?", Javelin's remix of "Heaven & Hell", Scientist's remix of "Body & Soul", and the track "Ye Ye", which is Daphni's rework of "When The Going Is Smooth & Good". CD

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✨✧ Oscar PettifordOscar Pettiford Modern Quintet (remastered edition) ... CD
Bethlehem, 1955. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
One of the rare key albums cut by bassist Oscar Pettiford as a leader – an excellent 10" session for the Bethlehem label from the 50s! Although best known as a bassist, Pettiford was also a heck of a great player on the cello – which he uses here alongside bass! Pettiford's approach to the cello often had him plucking the instrument like a double bass – but given the lighter, more lilting sound of the instrument, the style was often a bit more lyrical and lively – very good for a lead solo instrument, which is the case on most of these tunes! The set's cut with a hip group that includes Charlie Rouse on tenor, Duke Jordan on piano, and Julius Watkins on French horn – all coming together beautifully in a blend of modes, directed by Pettiford to new jazz frontiers. The tracks swing nicely with a strong modernist bop influence – and titles include "Cable Car", "Tricotism", "Oscar Rides Again", and "Golden Touch". CD
(New CD version – with great remastering!)

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Oscar Pettiford & Vinnie BurkeBass By Pettiford/Burke (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Bethlehem/JVC (Japan), 1955. Used ... $14.99
A split album that combines work from 2 different early 10" LPs on Bethlehem – both led by some of the best bassists to record for the label at the time! The first 6 tracks are classic work by Oscar Pettiford – some of his best as a leader, and cut with a hip group that includes Charlie Rouse on tenor, Duke Jordan on piano, and Julius Watkins on French horn. The tracks swing nicely with a strong modernist bop influence – and titles include "Cable Car", "Tricotism", "Oscar Rides Again", and "Golden Touch". The other 8 tracks are a bit mellower, but still quite modern – and with a really fresh approach. Recorded by Vinnie Burke's quartet, they feature a very unusual lineup of bass, clarinet, accordion, and guitar – the latter of which is played by the enigmatic Joe Cinderella, of Gil Melle group fame, and who gives the record a similar feeling to Melle's strange work for Blue Note. Titles include "For All We Know", "Time Out", "On The Alamo", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud PowellAmazing Bud Powell Volume 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1953. Used ... $2.99
Bud's second LP for Blue Note – a firey batch of trio tracks that feature George Duvivier on bass and Art Taylor on drums – some of Powell's best work from the time, and a nearly all-classic set of bop piano tracks! The album's nothing fancy on the outset, but Powell and the trio really make magic happen on the best of moments – lighting fire underneath old standards, while also unveiling some hip new originals that are really worth the price of the set. Titles include "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Sure Thing", "Reets & I", "Glass Enclosure", and "Collard Greens & Black Eyed Peas", "Audrey", and "Autumn In New York". CD
(Out of print analog recording.)

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Kai Winding/JJ JohnsonModern Jazz Trombones (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Kai Winding and JJ Johnson together on one record – but each working alone on a side apiece! Side one features Winding at the helm of a hip group that includes Brew Moore on tenor, Gerry Mulligan on baritone, and George Wallington on piano – all working with a nicely modern style on titles that include "Night On Bop Mountain", "Sid's Bounce", "Water Works", and "Broadway". Side two features JJ Johnson working with an equally great group – Sonny Rollins on tenor, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, and John Lewis on piano – the latter of whom makes a surprisingly strong contribution amidst the horns. Titles include "Opus V", "Hilo", "Fox Hunt", and "Elysses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of seam splitting, and some clear tape along the seam – but overall this is a nice copy.)

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✨✧ Phil WoodsRound Trip ... CD
Verve, 1969. Used ... $6.99
Hip and groovy work from Phil – very different than both his earlier bop-heavy sides, and his freer European recordings – recorded with some great backings by Johnny Pate, the excellent Chicago soul arranger who also did some great soundtrack work! Pate's come up with some tight short tracks that have a nice groovy late 60s Verve feel – over which Woods solos angularly on alto, working amidst woodwinds by Jerome Richardson and Jerry Dodgion, piano by Herbie Hancock, trumpet by Thad Jones, and some light strings that trickle in and out from time to time. Titles include "How Can I Be Sure", "Guess What", "Come Out With Me", "Round Trip", "Love Song For A Dead Che", and "Flowers". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jazz Liberatorz w/Stacy Epps, TableekU Do (main, inst)/Music In My Mind (part 2)/Indonesia (main, inst)/Sandaga ... 12-inch
Kif (France), 2008. New Copy (pic cover)... On November 1, 2014 (delayed)
A mix of jazzy hip hop funk beats & keys, laidback hip hop, and cosmic soul! "U Do" is some soul jazz keys floating over the bass and beat, and some easygoing rhymes from Stacy Epps. "Indonesia" features Tableek from Maspyke – and as the kind of lightly tripped out funky production that feels fresh from Detroit to Cali, and it's pretty much a straight up ode to fresh hip hop. "Sandaga" is a shorter instrumental with a kicked up tempo and looped keys. "Music In My Mind (Part 2)" blends boom bop and 70s soul cinema style with jazzy texture – a wide ranging groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DJ Krush & Toshinori KondoKi-Oku ... CD
Apollo (UK), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While most collaborations between hip hop producers and jazz players have been mediocre at best, neither really being able to get invloved enough in each other's music, this collaboration between Kondo and Krush is almost entirely successful. Kondo's played in just about every style from all out free jazz to hard bop, and Krush's spare and slightly abstract approach to both the turntables and with his beats creates just the right backdrop. We got open on "Ha Doh", "Sun Is Shining", "Fu Yu" and "Ki gen". 13 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonNatural Soul ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal record from Lou Donaldson – one that has him forging out some of his first funky soul jazz sounds, moving from his bop roots, and working with a hip young group that includes Grant Green and John Patton, both of whom he discovered and brought to Blue Note (thanks Lou!) The tracks have a tight jaunty feel – very much like those on Patton's mid 60s sides for Blue Note, with lots of room for each player to solo intently – but still a strong focus on the overall groove of the ensemble. Cover's very nice – and tracks include "Funky Mama", "Spaceman Twist", and "Nice n Greasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonGreat Encounters ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A warmly collaborative effort from Dexter Gordon – one of his most satisfying albums from the late 70s Columbia revival, thanks to the presence of a hip array of guest artists! The album was recorded both live and in the studio – but the feeling is relatively spontaneous throughout – with a freewheeling, bop-heavy energy that really brings the most out of these famous "encounters"! 2 tracks feature Johnny Griffin on tenor, going head to head with Dex in really classic mode on "Blues Up & Down" and "Cake". 2 more tracks – "Diggin It" and "It's Only A Paper Moon" – feature trumpet from Woody Shaw, trombone from Curtis Fuller, and some especially great vocals from Eddie Jefferson – stretching out here with an energy and focus that almost beats most of the albums under his own name from the 70s! One more track – "Ruby My Dear" – is taken as a long solo vehicle by Gordon, no guest star present, with rhythm by the core trio of George Cables on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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David Amram & George BarrowJazz Studio No 6 – Amram-Barrow Quartet/The Eastern Scene ... LP
Decca, 1957. Very Good- ... $28.99
An enigmatic set of modern jazz – recorded by the Amram-Barrow Quartet – an obscure group led by tenor saxophonist George Barrow and horn player David Amram, the latter of whom would go onto great fame in the 60s and 70s for his groundbreaking arrangements, soundtrack work, and world/jazz experiments! At this point, Amram's a young modernist with some very fresh ideas – and contributes some wonderful original tunes to the session with a moody east coast style that almost has traces of the Mingus camp – particularly the work of Jimmy Knepper and Pepper Adams. George Barrow's tone on the tenor is really tremendous – sharp and soulful, reminding us a bit of the freshness that Hank Mobley brought to some of his early sessions in the 50s, but with less of a hardbop fire. The rhythm in the group is by Arthur Phipps on bass and Al Harewood on drums (Amram plays a bit of piano as well) – and titles include "City Talk", "Someday Morning Will Come", "Somewhere Along The Way", "Phipps Quipps", "Lobo Nocho", and "I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has light surface marks, but the heavy Decca vinyl still plays well. Cover is nice!)

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✨✧ Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong & His Friends ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Boplicity (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99
Louis Armstrong hits the Flying Dutchman label – and unlocks a whole new spiritual side of his talents – a mode that's quite different than some of his crossover pop of the 60s! The style here has a bit of righteous elements in the lyrics, and lots of spiritual jazz in the backings – with full arrangements from Oliver Nelson – who heads up a dream lineup that includes Billy Harper on tenor, and either Chico Hamilton or Pretty Purdie on drums! Even more amazing is a guest appearance from Leon Thomas – who sings on a version of "The Creator Has A Master Plan". Other tunes are just as hip – and include "The Black Cat Has 9 Lives", "His Father Wore Long Hair", "Give Peace A Chance", and "We Shall Overcome". Must be heard to be believed! CD

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Basso Valdambrini QuintetBasso Valdambrini Quintet (1959) ... LP
Jolly/BTF (Italy), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A sharp-edged session of tremendous trumpet and tenor interplay – served up by the legendary quintet of Gianni Basso and Oscar Valdambrini! The album's got a sound that's as hip as it looks – a great approach to 50s modern jazz, done in a style that's equally influenced by west coast cool and east coast hardbop! Valdambrini's trumpet is beautifully measured throughout – with echoes of both Kenny Dorham and Chet Baker – offset by some deeper grooving on tenor from Basso, who plays with a strength and command that few American players of the time could match. Titles include "Come Out Wherever You Are", "Lo Struzzo Oscar", "Lotar", "Gone With The Wind", "Parlami D'Amore Mariu", and "Fan Tan". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art BlakeyParis Jazz Concert – Olympia 13 May 1961 Part 1 ... CD
Malaco, 1961. Used ... $8.99
Excellent lost live work by Art Blakey – playing here with one of the best-ever versions of the Jazz Messengers! The frontline is held down by Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Lee Morgan – the firey trio who put Blakey's group on the map as one of the best-ever hardbop ensembles of the 50s and 60s! The quintet is playing here before a very live audience, at the Olympia in Paris, during a time when the Jazz Messengers were having a very fruitful relationship with the city. This first volume features some excellent long tracks – including 12 minute versions of Timmons' "So Tired", Morgan's "Yama", and Shorter's "The Summit" – plus a version of "Close Your Eyes", which the group always did well! Includes 3 other tracks – all very nice! CD

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Donald Byrd with Pepper Adams & Gigi GryceYoung Byrd (10 To 4 At The 5 Spot/Gigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab) ... LP
Milestone, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Milestone reissue that brings together 2 late 50's sessions by Donald Byrd! 10 To 4 At The 5 Spot was one of Byrd's partnerships with Pepper Adams – and is tremendous work from saxophonist Pepper – quite possibly one of his most hard-blowing sets on record! The album's a live date, recorded at the legendary Five Spot – and the group here is a swinging one with plenty of soul jazz touches – a combo that includes a young Bobby Timmons on piano, plus Donald Byrd on trumpet, Doug Watkins on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all playing together at the height of their youthful powers! But even amidst all those heavyweights, Pepper Adams is clearly the star of the set – playing with a tone that's unbelievable – almost more tenor-like than a baritone sax, and filled with feeling throughout, even on the mellower moments. Donald Byrd sits out on one track, leaving Adams to dominate the ballad "You're My Thrill" – but he returns to the fold in tight formation on versions of "Hastings Street Bounce", "Yourna", "Tis", and "The Long Two/Four". Gigi Gryce & The Jazz Lab Quintet features a group led by Gigi Gryce running down nice hard bop numbers. There's no dry academic performances here, not that you'd guess that from the line-up, but the title kind of leads you in that direction. Donald Byrd and Gryce are playing nice and hard up front, with Wade Legge on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass and Art Taylor on drums cooking nicely in the rhythm section. The tracks include Legge's "Geraldine" and Gryce's "Minority" plus "Love For Sale", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Straight Ahead", and "Wake Up!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Buddy DeFrancoChip Off The Old Bop ... CD
Concord, 1992. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonDrum Is A Woman ... CD
Jazz Track, 1956. Used ... $9.99
A hokey cover and title, but a hip little record from Duke Ellington – kind of a story of percussion and jazz, all wrapped together with some great vocals and narration! The format is kind of far-reaching, but never too stuffy – and in a way, the album offers a great opportunity to hear some of the Ellington players stepping out in a slightly different vibe than the usual Columbia date from the decade. Duke does a bit of narration himself – and singers include Margaret Tynes, Joya Sherrill, and Ozzie Bailey – who beautifully illustrate the shifting passages of the longer suite. Solos are by Johnny Hodges on alto, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Paul Gonsalves on tenor – and titles include "Congo Square", "Madam Zajj", "Drum is A Woman", "You Better Know It", "Rhythm Pum Te Dum", and "Rhumbop". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Drum Is A Woman ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDrum Is A Woman ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A hokey cover and title, but a hip little record from Duke Ellington – kind of a story of percussion and jazz, all wrapped together with some great vocals and narration! The format is kind of far-reaching, but never too stuffy – and in a way, the album offers a great opportunity to hear some of the Ellington players stepping out in a slightly different vibe than the usual Columbia date from the decade. Duke does a bit of narration himself – and singers include Margaret Tynes, Joya Sherrill, and Ozzie Bailey – who beautifully illustrate the shifting passages of the longer suite. Solos are by Johnny Hodges on alto, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Paul Gonsalves on tenor – and titles include "Congo Square", "Madam Zajj", "Drum is A Woman", "You Better Know It", "Rhythm Pum Te Dum", and "Rhumbop". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has a small center split in the top seam.)
Also available Drum Is A Woman ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris ... LP
Philips, 1963. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A rare 60s meeting of groovy talents from both sides of the Atlantic – and a record that matches the trumpet of Dizzy Gillespie with the hiply swinging vocals of The Double Six Of Paris! The group were a wonderfully groovy precursor to the Swingle Singers – and sung in a scatting approach to jazz vocals that was very much in the tradition of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross – but also drew inspiration from the earlier work of Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and others. Their sound is great – much more 60s groovy than some other vocal groups – and pairing them with Dizzy gives this record an added punch that some of their other sessions are missing! Backing is small combo throughout – with either Bud Powell or Kenny Barron on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, and James Moody on tenor – and with the presence of Diz, most of the material here is of bop orientation – taken at a fast and lively clip! Lalo Schifrin arranged the whole session too – and titles include "One Bass Hit", "Blue N Boogie", "Emanon", "Groovin High", "Ow", "The Champ", "Tin Tin Deo", "Hot House", and "Con Alma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover is stained on the bottom 4 inches, with the back paste-on torn off and taped.)

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Bennie GreenHornful Of Soul ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
A killer of an album from one of the best hardbop trombonists of the 50s! This side's always been wickedly hard to find, and it comes from that later period when the Bethlehem label was cutting records that had a lot more of a soulful groove than earlier years. Bennie's playing with a hip group of underground players that includes Jimmy Forrest on tenor, Lem Davis on alto, and Skip Hall on organ – and although the tracks are short, they've got a fire that gets the job done in double-time, and which makes you think you're hearing some session on Prestige. Titles include "Catwalk", "Dee Dee", "Dibblin & Dabblin", and "Groove One". CD
Also available Hornful Of Soul (Japanese pressing) ... CD 19.99

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Bennie GreenHornful Of Soul (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Bethlehem (Japan), 1960. Used ... $19.99
A killer of an album from one of the best hardbop trombonists of the 50s! This side's always been wickedly hard to find, and it comes from that later period when the Bethlehem label was cutting records that had a lot more of a soulful groove than earlier years. Bennie's playing with a hip group of underground players that includes Jimmy Forrest on tenor, Lem Davis on alto, and Skip Hall on organ – and although the tracks are short, they've got a fire that gets the job done in double-time, and which makes you think you're hearing some session on Prestige. Titles include "Catwalk", "Dee Dee", "Dibblin & Dabblin", and "Groove One". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Hornful Of Soul ... CD 9.99

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John Handy2nd John Handy Album ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Handy's really going for the college crowd here – breaking away from the modernist hardbop of his post-Mingus years, going for a melange of styles put together with a host of hipper San Francisco players that includes Jerry Hahn on guitar and Michael White on violin. There's traces of some of Chico Hamilton's grooves from the same time, but the overall sound is a lot freer. Titles include "Theme X", "Dance For Carlo B", "Scheme #1", and "Dancy Dancy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 360 Sound mono pressing. Cover has a sticker on the front and some names in pen on the back. Label has a sticker and a name in pen.)

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Jutta HippJutta Hipp Quintet – New Faces New Sounds From Germany (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
An amazing early bop session from Germany! During the 50s, pianist Jutta Hipp cut a number of straighter sides for Blue Note that were recorded in the US – but this first album has her working with German contemporaries like Joki Freund on tenor sax and Emil Mangelsdorff on alto, carving out a dark little batch of tracks with a sharper edge than you'd expect! Although Hipp's the leader, it's the amazing horn interplay that really makes the record shine – as Mangelsdorff and Freund work in unison on many of the intros to the songs, cutting back and forth like a double-edged sword, then breaking out into wonderfully compact solos. About 3 tracks feature Hipp in a trio, but the remaining 5 feature this quintet – and it's just great! Titles include "Cleopatra", "Mon Petit", "What's New", and "Variations". 2015 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them! LP, Vinyl record album

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Elmo HopeElmo Hope Plays His Original Compositions ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1961. Used ... $6.99
A great collection that brings together 2 of the last albums ever issued by piano genius Elmo Hope – both of which are overflowing with original tunes in Hope's best modernist mode! The style here is a bit more far-reaching than some of his other work from earlier years – not necessarily in a way that's outside, but which is more all-encompassing of piano tradition – a bit in territory explored by Jaki Byard at the time, but with more of that Elmo's fire and bop inspiration. Most of the rhythm support is from Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – and titles include "Dee Dah", "Abdula", "Freffie", "Stars Over Marakesh", "Hot Sauce", "Moe Is On", "Crazy", "Maybe So", "Moe's Bluff", and "Chips". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Elmo HopeElmo Hope Quintet Volume 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
An excellent early album by pianist Elmo Hope – one that has him grooving in a very modernist approach to bop, working perfectly with a tight little quintet that offers an expanded vision of the sorts of sounds he'd previously cut in a trio setting! The group features some especially great tenor from Frank Foster – nice and raw here in the early days, just like on his own Blue Note 10" – and the obscure Freeman Lee is on trumpet, a player we're not sure we've ever heard elsewhere! Percy Heath and Art Blakey keep the whole thing going on rhythm – while Hope plays madly on piano, adding in rich tones and colors to a set that might have otherwise been a straighter bop outing. Titles include "Chips", "Crazy", "Abdullah", and "Low Tide". (2015 Blue Note Authorized Dealer pressing – in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary – and the indie retailers that support them!) LP, Vinyl record album

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JJ Johnson & Kai WindingJay & Kai (aka Dec 3, 1954) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige/Esquire (UK), 1954. Very Good+ ... $23.99
An early 10" session from the team of JJ Johson and Kai Winding – recorded in a spare, straight ahead boppish format – with Dick Katz on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, and Al Harewood on drums! The set's got a simplicity that's really great – the basic beginnings of the Johnson/Winding sound that was so popular in 50s jazz, but which often wasn't captured on record with this much energy. Titles include "Riviera", "Dinner For One", "Hip Bones", "Windbag", and "Don't Argue". LP, Vinyl record album
(50s UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Philly Joe JonesBlues For Dracula ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $5.99
Arguably the best album that Philly Joe Jones ever cut as a leader – and a straight ahead set of soulful hardbop tunes played in the company of an excellent group! The set fits with with some of the super-hip soul jazz sides coming out on Riverside and Jazzland during the late 50s – and the sextet on the album features players who also made their mark for the label, like Julian Priester, Johnny Griffin, and Nat Adderley, who play here with Tommy Flanagan and Jimmy Garrison. The interplay between Garrison and Jones is worth the price of the record alone, and Jimmy pushes Philly into territory that's a bit more sophisticated than his usual groove. Tracks are all pretty long – and titles include "Blues For Dracula", "Ow", "Tune Up", and "Fiesta", written by the great Cal Massey! CD

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✨✧ Yusef LateefGolden Flute ... CD
Impulse, 1966. Used ... $5.99
Yusef's mixing his bag nicely for this mid 60s classic – working through tunes that are a mixture of soulful hardbop and eastern exoticism – a shift that's marked by Lateef's changing reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe! The group's a hip quartet with players from Lateef's Detroit scene – the always-great Hugh Lawson on piano, plus Herman Wright on bass, and a young Roy Brooks on drums – all working with Lateef in a sound that almost points the way towards some of the innovations in 70s soul jazz, and which has surprisingly righteous touches that you wouldn't expect from such a simple package! Titles include Brooks' excellent groover "The Smart Set", plus "Oasis", "Road Runner", "The Golden Flute", and "Head Hunters". CD

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Jackie McLeanNew Soil ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Near Mint- ... $36.99
If you ever needed a record to re-remind you of the genius of Jackie McLean, this Blue Note classic may well be it! At first glance, the session appears to be the usual sort of date – a quintet outing, with help from Donald Byrd on trumpet, Walter Davis on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – yet as with all of McLean's best moments on records, the album explodes with freshly creative energy from the start – getting way past any easy expectation in the way it sets up the groove and delivers the sound! Jackie's tone is amazing – very modern at times, yet with all the soul of hardbop – and although the rhythms are relatively straight, there's always a slight setting-free at points – that pre-new thing groove that McLean further explored on records like Capuchin Swing or Fickle Sonance. The sound is amazing throughout – and titles are all originals by McLean and Davis – great gems that include "Davis Cup", "Sweet Cakes", "Hip Strut", "Minor Apprehension", and "Greasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King, with obi! Cover has some light aging, but is nice overall.)

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Red Mitchell-Harold Land QuintetHear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Killer work from a very unique little group – the short-lived union of bassist Red Mitchell and saxophonist Harold Land – heard here in one of the hippest dates from the LA scene of the early 60s! Mitchell's a well-known name from more straight ahead sides of the 50s, but working here with Land he really hits a great groove – that harder sort of soulbop sound that was coming out of LA for a few brief years in the 60s – played with a sense of tightness and fire that matched the best work of the time in New York! The whole group here is great – and the amazing Carmell Jones is in the group on trumpet, alongside Frank Strazzeri on piano and Leon Pettis on drums. The solos are great, and the writing is too – with some lively lyrical original compositions that include "Comara", "Pari Passu", "Catacomb", and "Triplin Awhile". A great bridge between Land's earlier sessions under his own name, and his later partnership with Bobby Hutcherson! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on London/Atlantic. Cover has some discoloration from age, some peeling of the gloss, and a bit of pen on back.)
 
 
 



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