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New Maurice BrownHip To Bop ... CD CD format
Brown, 2004. Used ... $5.99
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Essence All StarsJackie's Blues Bag – A Tribute To Jackie McLean ... CD CD format
Hip Bop, 1996. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Michael Patches StewartPenetration ... CD CD format
Hip Bop, 1998. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)
 
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Pete BrownPeter The Great ... CD CD format
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever as a leader from alto saxophonist Pete Brown – a less-remembered talent of his times, but a key link between the generations of bop and swing! The set was only issued as a 10" LP, but packs the full punch of most longer albums – sublime alto from Brown with a crisp tone firmly in place – sitting somewhere between older bop players and some of the emerging Tristano-ites from the east coast – a vibe that's almost like Charlie Mariano or Dick Johnson in their best younger years, but with a bit more soul too. The group's a hip sextet – with trumpet from Joe Wilder, guitar from Wally Richardson, and piano by Wadde Legge – and the album includes a great version of "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise", plus the nice originals "Delta Blues" and "Used Blues". CD
Also available Peter The Great (10 inch LP) ... LP 39.99

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Pete BrownPeter The Great (10 inch LP) ... LP LP format
Bethlehem, 1954. Good+ ... $39.99
One of the few albums ever as a leader from alto saxophonist Pete Brown – a less-remembered talent of his times, but a key link between the generations of bop and swing! The set was only issued as a 10" LP, but packs the full punch of most longer albums – sublime alto from Brown with a crisp tone firmly in place – sitting somewhere between older bop players and some of the emerging Tristano-ites from the east coast – a vibe that's almost like Charlie Mariano or Dick Johnson in their best younger years, but with a bit more soul too. The group's a hip sextet – with trumpet from Joe Wilder, guitar from Wally Richardson, and piano by Wadde Legge – and the album includes a great version of "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise", plus the nice originals "Delta Blues" and "Used Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is clean, with some light surface marks. Cover is great, save for an old store sticker near the top.)
Also available Peter The Great ... CD 9.99

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Bill EvansEmergence ... CD CD format
Five Four (UK), Mid 50s. Used ... $9.99
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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Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... CD CD format
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $7.99
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass Hit", and "Things To Come" – but on this album from 1965, he's reunited with Dizzy for a large group set of tracks that feature Diz as the main soloist – at a level that really shows the growth of both men at the time! Fuller's charts are large and full, but with a sense of space that's really amazing – almost like some of the soundtrack work Dizzy had done for The Cool World – with a mix of soulful and modern moments that's really wonderful. The group's kind of a mix of hip LA players – with Phil Moore Jr on piano, Dennis Budimir on guitar, and Jimmy Bond on bass – plus a larger set of horn players backing Dizzy up. Titles include a number of great originals – such as "Be's That Way", "Big Sur", "Things Are Here", "Man From Monterey", and "Angel City". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Roy HaynesCymbalism ... LP LP format
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 ... CD CD format
Savoy/Jazz Society, 1948. Used ... $6.99
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". CD

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Milt JacksonOpus De Jazz ... CD CD format
Savoy/Sony (Japan), 1955. Used ... $13.99
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". CD

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Hank MobleyDippin' ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $7.99
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 & OthersWhat? – William Onyeabor Remixed ... CD CD format
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 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 PetersonIn A Mellow Mood (Exclusively For My Friends Vol 5 – Mellow Mood/Vol 3 – Way I Really Play) ... LP LP format
MPS, 1968. Very Good 2LP ... $2.99
A pair of Oscar Peterson sessions for MPS – volumes 3 and 5 of the For My Friends series! First up is volume 5, Mellow Mood. The great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson shined so brightly in the late 60s era, found such a loose, beautiful outlet for his more relaxed, but still quite driving late night magic at MPS with producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer – none if more amazing than this 1968 trio session with Sam Jones languid, thumping bass and Bob Durham backend on the drums. It was cut in Brunner-Schwer's home, and the whole thing is such a beautiful counterpoint to the rollicking swing and bop sides Peterson cut on so many records for Verve. Includes "In A Mellotone", "Nica's Dream", "Green Dolphin Street", "Sax No End", "EMily" and "Who Can I Turn To". Next is Vol 3, The Way I Really Play – a well-titled set, in that it's got Oscar's piano in a fairly loose, soulfully relaxed setting with Sam Jones on bass and Bob Durham on drums. The album was recorded by MPS wizard Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in his own home – and it's an excellent example of the label's scene at its most relaxed mode. Tracks are longish, but never too self-indulgently so – and titles include "Waltzing Is Hip", "Satin Doll", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Sandy's Blues", "Alice In Wonderland", and "Noreen's Nocturne". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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SupersaxChasin The Bird ... LP LP format
MPS, 1977. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Bop modes, updated strongly for the 70s – and played by a hip group of older players who really know how to cook! Supersax is led by Med Flory on alto, who also did the arrangements – and works here with great reed help from Warne Marsh and Jay Migliori on tenor, Joe Lopes on alto, and Jack Nimitz on baritone – plus soaring sounds from Conte Candoli and Blue Mitchell on trumpets, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Lou Levy on piano – all of whom really help the reed players find their groove! Charts are large, as is the ensemble, but there's a nice sense of individual personalities too – even when all the saxophonists are taking a solo together at once. Titles include "Shaw Nuff", "Drifting On A Reed", "Oop Bop Sh'Bam", "Now's The Time", and "The Song Is You". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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Kai Winding/JJ JohnsonModern Jazz Trombones (10 inch LP) ... LP LP format
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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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Jazz Liberatorz w/Stacy Epps, TableekU Do (main, inst)/Music In My Mind (part 2)/Indonesia (main, inst)/Sandaga ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Kif (France), 2008. New Copy (pic cover)... Around 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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New CokersWe're Gonna Bop – The Complete Coker Family Recordings On Abbott & Decca 1954 to 1957 ... CD CD format
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete early recordings of The Coker Family – a multi-voiced family act from the Bakersfield scene of the 50s – working here in a very hip blend of country modes and early rockabilly styles! The tracks here offer different Coker family members in the lead – singers Al or Alvadeen, or guitarist Sandy, who's got a heck of a deft touch on his instrument – which makes his instrumental numbers here some real standouts in the set! And given the different leads, there's a really rich feel to the collection too – 32 tracks that make you feel almost like you've got one of those great Bear Family compilations in your hands, with lots of variety that really keeps things interesting. As usual with the label, the overall package is wonderful – over 70 pages of notes, images, and other details that really illuminate the group's short history! CD

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New Other Dimensions In MusicLive At The Sunset ... CD CD format
Marge (France), 2006. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous double-length set by this hip group of legendary players – a quartet lineup that features trumpeter Roy Campbell, reedman Daniel Carter, bassist William Parker, and drummer Hamid Drake – all working together in sounds that definitely reach some other dimensions in music! The format is very loose and open-ended – perfect for the loft jazz-styled improvisations from the combo – working here in a very friendly, supportive setting in front of a Parisian audience – who clearly inspire the musicians to new heights. Some tracks are quite long, but stand as bold statements throughout – and others are a bit shorter, and nicely compact. Titles include "Other Dimensional Space Travelers Hip Bop", "Blues Configuration", "Slam Me Down", "Blues For Baghdad", "Desert Dance", "Suite For Miles Davis", and "James Brown Ascension". CD

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New Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... CD CD format
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of a rare few electric albums from the great Walter Bishop Jr – a pianist who started during the bop years, but really grew into new modes in the 70s! The set's an album on Muse, but one with the same hip grooves as Walter Bishop's pair of excellent albums for the Black Jazz label – and like those gems, this set features Bishop working on Fender Rhodes – hitting a groove we never would have expected in the old days, and really going for a style that's at the hippest end of the soul jazz spectrum of the 70s! Tunes are a mix of funky fusion and modal, spiritual styles – and other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Gerry Niewood on tenor and flute, and George Young on soprano and alto sax – and the horns are all arranged tightly by Mitch Farber, in a way that adds an extra edge to the record, but still leaves plenty of space for Bishop's solo flights on the keys. Titles include great versions of "Soul Village", "Coral Keys", and "Soul Turnaround" – plus the cuts "Philadelphia Bright", "Sweet Rosa", and "Valerie". CD

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New Yusef LateefYusef Lateef (Prestige 2LP set) ... LP LP format
Prestige, Late 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A collection of the wonderful late 50s work by Lateef – repackaged and reissued here in the 70s and pulled from 3 different LPs issued onteh New Jazz imprint: Other Sounds, Cry! Tender and Into Something. Played in that "jazz exotic" style he was using at the time, the material is a mixture of the lyrical hard bop of the Horace Silver group, with some of the more spare and eastern styles used by groups like the early Sun Ra Arkestra, with nice modal playing and just the right amount of orientalist touches. Players include trumpeter Lonnie Hillyer and pianists Hugh Lawson and Barry Harris, all of whom were part of the super-hip Detroit scene that spawned Lateef, plus the agile Frank Gant and Elvin Jones on traps. 13 tracks in all: "Taboo", "Mahaba", "Ecaps", "Anastasia", "Minor Mood", "All Alone", "Koko's Tune", "Rasheed", "I'll Remember April", "Cry! Tender", "Butter's Blues", "Dopolous" and "Sea Breeze". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Hank MobleyDippin' ... LP LP format
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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". The sound is incredible – full, rich, soaring – uniquely Mobley's own vision, and not a copycat approach to the styles of Coltrane, Rollins, or other 60s tenorists. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dippin' ... CD 7.99

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New FascinationsGreen In Blue ... CD CD format
High Contrast (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Excellent sounds from this hip Japanese group – a jazzy combo with some mighty strong vibes in the lead – and a range of sweet styles that run from bossa to bop to soul jazz! The instrumentation is all played live, never programmed – and the group have a groove that easily matches the best club jazz sounds from artists on labels like Schema or Ricky Tick – a mix of vintage modes of expression with contemporary rhythmic progressions – and some nice use of keyboards and guitar alongside the vibes! There's a bit of vocals on the record, but most tracks are instrumental – and titles include "Encounter With JL", "Quiet City Blues", "Fly Over The Horizon", "Midnight Image", "Sweet Memories", "Walking", "Green In Blue", and "Meteor". CD

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New Oscar Pettiford & Vinnie BurkeBass By Pettiford/Burke ... CD CD format
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
 
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Gene AmmonsBlue Gene ... LP LP format
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Way more than just an album with Gene Ammons as a leader – and instead, a set that truly earns the "all stars" listed on the cover – thanks to a great array of supporting players, and a very loose, open-ended jam session style that lets everyone get in plenty of solo space! Ammons' tenor is tremendous, but he's also a great collaborator here, too – working with Idrees Suliman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Mal Waldron on piano, Art Taylor on drums, Doug Watkins on bass, and Ray Barretto on conga – in a mode that's maybe slightly tighter than some of the blowing sessions Prestige was doing at the time, but which still has that key longform creative energy that made the hardbop generation so great. Titles include "Blue Gene", "Scamperin", "Blue Greens n Beans", and "Hip Tip" – and all tracks are long, with plenty of focus on solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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David Amram & George BarrowJazz Studio No 6 – Amram-Barrow Quartet/The Eastern Scene ... LP LP format
Decca, 1957. Very Good- ... $38.99
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 CD format
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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New Clifford Brown & Max RoachClifford Brown & Max Roach (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
EmArcy/Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
Brilliant work by the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – a seminal hardbop album that was one of the few to bridge the east and west coast scenes! The set was recorded in LA under the joint leadership of Brown and Roach – and features the classic quintet lineup that included Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell (Bud's brother!) on piano, and George Morrow on bass. The mix of Roach's heavy full-on drumming and Brown's lyrical beauty is beyond compare – and Land's angular and sensitive tenor lines provide a perfect link between the two. Titles include classics like "Parisian Thoroughfare", "The Blues Walk", "Daahoud", "Jordu", and "Joy Spring". CD
(Verve Master Edition pressing.)

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Hadley CalimanHadley Caliman ... CD CD format
Mainstream/Boplicity (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the coolest, hippest albums ever from reedman Hadley Caliman – cut at a time when Caliman was playing on a lot of other west coast sessions – both jazz and soul – and a record that definitely pushes his new ideas to the forefront! Hadley is always great, no matter what the setting – but this record really offers him the chance to stretch out and express himself – both on tenor and flute, in a way that's more Strata East or Black Jazz spiritual than some of the other albums on the Mainstream label at the time. The group's nicely laidback – with Larry Vuckovich on piano, John White Jr on guitar, Clarence Becton on drums, and Bill Douglass on bass – but Caliman is the clear star of the set, and shines brightly throughout. Tracks include "Cigar Eddie", "Longing", "Comencio", and "Kicking On The Inside". CD

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Steve FidykHeads Up! ... CD CD format
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Drummer Steve Fidyk is a hell of a sharp talent on the kit – and he's working here with a mighty tight group that features Terell Stafford on trumpet and Tim Warfield on tenor! Fidyk's got a way of propelling things forcefully one minute, then stepping back and providing this carefully compelling rhythm the next – a quality that really makes him a well-balanced player, but also one with an inherently rhythmic focus even in the mellower moments. All players really seem to catch the fire of his leadership – including guitarist Shawn Purcell, who rings out with some beautiful tones at times, in a group that also features Regan Brough on bass. Titles include the originals "Untimely", "Might This Be Bop", "TTJ", and "The Bender" – plus versions of "Make Someone Happy" and "Love For Sale". CD

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Tommy FlanaganTommy Flanagan Trio & Sextet (aka Bash) ... LP LP format
Jazztime/Onyx, 1961. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A different version of the album Bash – recorded for the Jazztime label in 1961, with leadership by Dave Bailey – a set that's filled with fire, soul, and imagination – recorded as part of the drummer's amazing (and amazingly short) early 60s run as a leader! The date smokes with the same sort of energy as Dave's great "Gutter" albums for Epic – a groove that's part Blue Note, part Prestige, and carried off with so much precision, we wonder why Bailey never recorded more as a leader. Players are all wonderful – Kenny Dorham's on trumpet, Curtis Fuller's on trombone, Frank Haynes is on tenor, and Tommy Flanagan's on piano. Ben Tucker provides excellent basswork, and proves that him and Bailey were one of the best hardbop rhythm teams ever! Cuts include "Grand Street", "Osmosis", "Soul Support", and "An Oscar For Oscar". 7 tracks in all – including some that haven't been on other versions of this session. Other titles include "Just Friends", "Like Someone In Love", and "BMT Express". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, and clear tape along some seams.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris ... LP LP format
Philips, 1963. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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.)

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Dizzy GillespieHave Trumpet Will Excite ... LP LP format
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Diz breaks past his bop playing, takes a bit of a turn towards swing-based material, and also hits this nice rolling groove that gives a bit of a peek at the way he'd sound in the 60's, when he had Lalo Schifrin on piano, and more of a Latin sound. He's backed here by Junior Mance on piano, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Given the soul jazz leanings of the group, the set's a lot hipper than you'd expect from Verve at the time, and is certainly worthy of the use of the word "excite" in the title. The tracks are all standards, but the group grooves openly, and makes a heck of a lot out of the material. Titles include "My Man", "St. Louis Blues", and "Woody'n You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Bennie GreenHornful Of Soul ... CD CD format
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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John Handy2nd John Handy Album ... LP LP format
Columbia, 1966. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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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Elmo HopeElmo Hope Plays His Original Compositions ... CD CD format
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1961. Used ... $11.99
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 LP format
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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Elmo HopeIntroducing The Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet (plus bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 1953/1954/1957. Used ... $14.99
A pretty great little set that combines both of the rare early Elmo Hope 10" LPs for Blue Note – plus some additional material! Introducing The Elmo Hope Trio is seminal early work from Hope – and one of the 10" LP releases that was part of Blue Note's "New Faces – New Sounds" series during the early 50s. Hope's working here with Percy Heath and Philly Joe Jones – and the trio go to town on numbers that include complicated bop tunes like "Carving The Rock" and "Hot Sauce", plus more melodic tunes like "Freffie" and "Mo Is On". As always, Hope proves himself to be one of the greatest pianists in jazz history – right up there with Monk, Herbie Nichols, and Bud Powell, bristling with excitement that few of his contemporaries (save those three) could match! The Elmo Hope Quintet session has Hope grooving in a very modernist approach to bop, working perfectly with a tight little quintet. Frank Foster wails on tenor, Freeman Lee soars on trumpet, and 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". The CD also adds in 2 tracks from the 40 Years Of Jazz collection in 1979 – "It's A Lovely Day Today" and "Crazy (alternate)" – plus 3 from the Art Blakey/Elmo Hope album – "So Nice", "St Elmo's Fire", and "Vaun Ex". CD
(Out of print.)

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Robert HurstBob – A Palindrome ... CD CD format
Bebop, 2013. Used ... $4.99
One of the hippest sets we've ever heard from bassist Robert Hurst – and that's saying a lot in comparison with some of his other work! The lineup here is totally great – with Robert Glasper on Fender Rhodes and piano, Branford Marsalis on tenor and soprano sax, Marculs Belgrave on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Benny Maupin on alto flute, bass clarinet, tenor, and soprano too! These players really help give the record a rich sound right from the start – free-flying colors and tones that are only deepened by Hurst's commanding work on acoustic bass – and driven nicely by Jeff Tain Watts on drums. All titles were written and arranged by Hurst – some of his best music to date – and titles include "Tigers On Venus", "Big Queen", "3 For Lawrence", "Little Queen", and "Indiscreet In Da Street". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Philly Joe Jones with Johnny GriffinDameronia – Look Stop & Listen ... LP LP format
Uptown, 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A killer second album from Philly Joe Jones' Dameronia project – a group dedicated to playing the music of Tadd Dameron, but with a soaring swing that's very much Jones' own groove! The tunes are all classics by Tadd, presented with the kind of forward-thinking charts that Dameron first got noticed for during the bop years – played here by an excellent group of creative modernists, including Johnny Griffin on tenor, Frank Wess on alto and flute, Charles Davis on tenor and flute, Benny Powell on trombone, Walter Davis on piano, Cecil Payne on baritone, and the excellent Virgil Jones on trumpet. All players are seasoned veterans by the time of this date, but come together with all the crisp freshness of their early years on the scene – a great testament to Jones' sharp leadership of the ensemble, as you'll hear on tunes that include "Our Delight", "Focus", "Choose Now", "If You Could See Me Now", "Loop Stop & Listen", and "Theme Of No Repeat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on back.)

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Harold LandChoma (Burn) ... CD CD format
Mainstream/Boplicity (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson – and a set that's even more open than some of their other records on Blue Note or Chess! This set's a bit more electric than some of the other records from the pair – with these drawn-out Fender Rhodes lines from Bill Henderson – who comps and vamps with modal energy that really draws out some searing, searching solos from Land's tenor! Bobby's vibes are maybe a bit more restrained, but offer a key element in the overall soundshape of the record – and the rest of the lineup includes Reggie Johnson on bass, Ndugu and Woody Theus on drums, and Harold Land Jr on additional piano. All tracks are long – and titles include "Black Caucus", "Our Home", "Up & Down", and "Choma". CD

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New Red Mitchell-Harold Land QuintetHear Ye!!!! Hear Ye!!!! ... LP LP format
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good+ ... $34.99
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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Modern Jazz QuartetDjango ... LP LP format
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $34.99
A stone classic from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded back when the group still featured Kenny Clarke in its membership, but already with some of the more serious, somber tones that would mark the combo's more famous years! Tracks here are from a variety of sessions in 1953, 1954, and 1955 – and trace an evolution of the MJQ style from initial more composed renditions of bop and modern jazz, to some of the more ambitious colors and tones of the Lewis-penned songbook. Titles include longish readings of "Django" and "La Ronde Suite", plus "Milano", "But Not For Me", "The Queen's Fancy", and "Delaunay's Dilemma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with RVG etch.)

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New ParliamentFunkentelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome ... LP LP format
Casablanca, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Ahhhhh . . . By this point, George Clinton and the P-Funk team were on top of the world! The record is a masterful dose of slick mothership jamming – perfectly woven together with that tightly compressed style that really served Clinton's production work well. The tracks are long, but never too loopy – and thanks to help from the Bernie Worrell, Jerome Brailey, Gary Shider, and the Horny Horns, the album stays very tight instrumentally all the way through! Loads of Parliament classics, including "Bop Gun", "Funkentelechy", "Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk", and the massive "Flash Light", which we've heard a million times, but which never ceases to amaze us! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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