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✨✧ Maurice BrownHip To Bop ... CD
Brown, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ AkikoHip Pop Bop ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The second album by Japanese singer Akiko – and light years ahead of her first! This set brings Akiko's jazzy vocals into contact with work by a number of different arrangers and producers – including Keiji Matsumoto, Yoshito Tanaka, and Swing Out Sister! The range of tracks is really great, and features a number of older English language standards and pop tunes, redone in a variety of formats. Some tracks feature beats and keyboards, others have straight jazz backings, and still others have a widely expansive soulful set of arrangements. Includes a great cover of the Brazilian club classic "Skindo Le Le", a great remake of "Waters Of March", and the tracks "Paradise City", "Lover Man", "Manual", "Blues No 8", "Do You Know", "Midnight Sun", and "Smile". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
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Lenny WhitePresent Tense ... CD
Hip Bop, 1995. Used ... $9.99
With Chick Corea and Bernard Wright on keyboards, Michael Brecker on saxes, and Marcus Miller on bass! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #8 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $2.99 3.99
The comic series that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scenes with colorful comic-style images. The monthly series anthologizes the stories in a way that's even truer to Piskor's comic book influences than the graphic novel collections. Amazing! Issue #8 looks at the dawn Run DMC era – straight from the streets of Hollis, Queens – plus comic book take on the story behind "Beat Bop" with Rammellzee & Jean-Michel Basquiat, Herbie Hancock's "Rockit", Rick Rubin and the young Beastie Boys, World Class Wreckin Cru and more! Book

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✨✧ VariousClassic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945 to 1949 (10CD set) ... CD
Savoy/Mosaic, Late 40s. New Copy 10CD ... Out Of Stock
The roots of modern jazz never sounded this great before – and this is the first time ever that all the early bop recordings by Savoy have been properly brought together in one place! Savoy was one of the most important labels to record the early bop pioneers – and had a dedication to the music that begin in 1945, and moved well into the 50s – as the label captured some of the brightest young stars who'd go onto shape a generation! Almost all of this material was originally issued just as 78rpm singles – then later scattered and repackaged in a confusing way – although many tracks here also never made it into the LP or CD generation, either. The folks at Mosaic have worked incredible magic to correct that error – and have pulled together a stunning 10CD package that finally presents this amazing legacy of music in its proper form – complete with notes and session details that were never given in later years, too. There's way too much here to list in this space – but the set features dates recorded under the name of Dexter Gordon, Fats Navarro, Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, Sonny Stitt & Kenny Dorham's Bebop Boys, Allen Eager, Kai Winding, Ray Brown, Eddie Davis, Serge Chaloff, Kenny Hagood, Leo Parker, Tadd Dameron, Teddy Reig, Brew Moore, Milt Jackson, Kenny Clarke, and Gil Fuller – all with groups that are filled with equally hip and important musicians too. We love Mosaic all the time – but with a collection of 78rpm material, they really knock it out of the park – and do us, and the jazz history books, a mighty big favor! CD
(Limited to 5000 copies.)

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Walter Bishop Jr.Soul Village ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Kenny ClarkeTelefunken Blues (plus Kenny Clarke & Ernie Wilkins Septet) ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Track (Spain), 1955. Used ... $9.99
One of the greatest American albums to be issued under Kenny Clarke's name – a smoking set of boppish tracks that groove in a very early 50s Blue Note sort of way! And in fact, the tracks are a bit longer than the usual Blue Note bop sides, which makes them open up with some even longer solos – and creates plenty of space for the septet lineups to do their thing. The album features 2 different groups – one with Milt Jackson on vibes, Frank Morgan on alto, Walter Benton on tenor, and Gerald Wiggins on piano; the other with Jackson on piano (!), Henry Coker on trombone, Frank Wess on tenor, and Charlie Fowlkes on baritone. Titles include "Inhibitions", "Klook's Nook", "Telefunken Blues", "Skoot", "Sonor", and "Blue's Mood". CD also features a full bonus album – The Kenny Clarke & Ernie Wilkins Septet, a hip batch of tunes that features some sweetly soulful arrangements from Wilkins! Ernie's on both alto and tenor, and really helps shape the sound of the set with his imaginative charts – well-penned arrangements that kind of offer bridge between Count Basie's work of a few years past, and some of the leaner, groovier styles that would emerge in the 60s work of Quincy Jones or Oliver Nelson. Other players include Eddie Bert on trombone, George Barrow on tenor, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Hank Jones on piano, and Wendell Marshall on bass – plus Kenny Clarke on drums, of course – and titles include "Cute Tomato", "Pru's Bloose", "I Dig You The Most", "Summer Evening", and "Oz The Wizard". CD

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Lou DonaldsonNatural Soul (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD features one bonus track too – "People Will Say We're In Love". 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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Milt JacksonOpus De Jazz (Arista) ... LP
Savoy, 1955. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Roland KirkGifts & Messages (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the rarest Roland Kirk albums – and a great one! The record features Kirk in his prime early years – before he got totally nutty, and when he would still play straight soul jazz/hard bop, but with kind of a mad twist, and with strange instrumentation. Horace Parlan's on piano, and his work on the keys, as always, is a real treat – and it keeps the album grooving along at a nice pace. Most tracks are originals, written with Kirk's unique sense of whimsy and humor – and titles include "Blues For C&T", "Hip Chops", "Gifts & Messages", "Vertigo Ro", and "Where Does The Blame Lie?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Trip pressing. Cover has some light stains.)

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Howard McGhee & Milt JacksonHoward McGhee & Milt Jackson ... LP
Savoy, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Sharp-edged early bop material from a very hip sextet – one that features both Howard McGhee on trumpet and Milt Jackson on vibes – plus a very young Jimmy Heath on alto and baritone sax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Hank MobleyDippin' ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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". 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
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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Mark MurphyJazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer collection of work from one of the hippest jazz singers of all time – captured here at a point when he was really opening up into some fresh, unique territory of his own! Mark Murphy first began recording in the mid 50s for Decca, and had a run of other records in the 60s for Capitol, Fontana, and other labels – but by the time he hit Muse Records in the 70s, he was really open to new ideas – and able to do far more than just the simple singing of a tune! Instead, he'd worked his voice into a mode that was more like an instrument overall – able to run free with brilliant solo passages, and inflect the lyrics in ways that even the great singers of years before might never have dreamed of! And at Muse, he got excellent support and instrumental backing – always hip combos, and the freedom to create the sort of special albums that still make his records for the label a real high point in the development of jazz vocals. These are sides that went onto inform generations of singers – from Kurt Elling, to Gregory Porter, and so many others – and this well-chosen selection of songs is completely sublime. Titles include "On The Red Clay", "Stolen Moments", "Effendi", "Naima", "Maiden Voyage", "Lookin For Another Pure Love", "Waters Of March", "Come & Get Me", "Be-Bop Lives", "Dingwalls", "Cantaloupe Island", "Sly", "Empty Faces", and "Two Kites". CD
Also available Jazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... LP 19.99

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Mark MurphyJazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... LP
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
A killer collection of work from one of the hippest jazz singers of all time – captured here at a point when he was really opening up into some fresh, unique territory of his own! Mark Murphy first began recording in the mid 50s for Decca, and had a run of other records in the 60s for Capitol, Fontana, and other labels – but by the time he hit Muse Records in the 70s, he was really open to new ideas – and able to do far more than just the simple singing of a tune! Instead, he'd worked his voice into a mode that was more like an instrument overall – able to run free with brilliant solo passages, and inflect the lyrics in ways that even the great singers of years before might never have dreamed of! And at Muse, he got excellent support and instrumental backing – always hip combos, and the freedom to create the sort of special albums that still make his records for the label a real high point in the development of jazz vocals. These are sides that went onto inform generations of singers – from Kurt Elling, to Gregory Porter, and so many others – and this well-chosen selection of songs is completely sublime. Titles include "On The Red Clay", "Stolen Moments", "Effendi", "Naima", "Maiden Voyage", "Lookin For Another Pure Love", "Waters Of March", "Come & Get Me", "Be-Bop Lives", "Dingwalls", "Cantaloupe Island", "Sly", "Empty Faces", and "Two Kites". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Singer – Anthology – The Muse Years 1972 to 1991 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Gerald WilsonEverywhere ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Very hip stuff from Gerald Wilson – about as tight and hard as you can get for 60s big band work! The players on the set aren't listed clearly, but we can be sure that they're some of Gerald's usual contemporaries – the best of the mid 60s LA soul jazz and avant bop scene, all working together to craft some incredibly groovy tunes with a high degree of soul. The album has lots of nice instrumental touches, from electric harpsichord to vibes to guitar, all woven through the mostly original tunes that make up the set. Tracks include "M Capetillo", "Del Olivar", "Little Bit Of Soul", "Do I Love You", and "Mini Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Various808 – The Music ... CD
Big Beat, 1980s/2016. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A fantastic tribute to the 808 drum machine – tracks all pulled together in support of the documentary on the magical beatmaker – but a set that stands more than strongly on its own! The mix of music is great – a heavy dose of 80s hip hop and club tracks, mixed with some more contemporary cuts from recent years – tracks that mark the return of the 808 to beatmaking strength – as a younger generation of creators embrace its sound all over again! Titles include "Set It Off" by Strafe, "Play At Your Own Risk" by Planet Patrol, "Yo Bum Rush The Show" by Public Enemy, "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force, "Paul Revere" by The Beastie Boys, "It's Yours" by T La Rock & Jazzy Jay, "Flow Coma" by 808 State, "Let The Music Play" by Shannon, "Hip Hop Be Bop" by Man Parrish, "Kickdrum" by Felix Da Housecat, "What You Gon Do" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, "Vibrate" by Fluxx Pavillion, "Nothing But Trouble" by Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, and "Gosh" by Jamie XX. CD
Also available 808 – The Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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Various808 – The Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Big Beat, 1980s/2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
A fantastic tribute to the 808 drum machine – tracks all pulled together in support of the documentary on the magical beatmaker – but a set that stands more than strongly on its own! The mix of music is great – a heavy dose of 80s hip hop and club tracks, mixed with some more contemporary cuts from recent years – tracks that mark the return of the 808 to beatmaking strength – as a younger generation of creators embrace its sound all over again! Titles include "Set It Off" by Strafe, "Play At Your Own Risk" by Planet Patrol, "Yo Bum Rush The Show" by Public Enemy, "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force, "Paul Revere" by The Beastie Boys, "It's Yours" by T La Rock & Jazzy Jay, "Flow Coma" by 808 State, "Let The Music Play" by Shannon, "Hip Hop Be Bop" by Man Parrish, "Kickdrum" by Felix Da Housecat, "What You Gon Do" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, "Vibrate" by Fluxx Pavillion, "Nothing But Trouble" by Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, and "Gosh" by Jamie XX. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 808 – The Music ... CD 16.99

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VariousTwelve Inch Eighties – Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (3CD set) ... CD
Crimson (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
Pop, soul, and a whole lot more – all presented here in a set of 12" single mixes that really rocked the dancefloor back in the eighties! Apart from the underground scenes of hip hop and house, the decade also had a great moment where lots of styles criss-crossed in the clubs – and found a way to resonate together, thanks to the mixing power of the 12" single – a format that was arguably at its height during the 80s! This set hearkens back to those glory days – and presents a set of 30 tracks that include "Wishing (ext)" by Flock Of Seagulls, "State Of Shock (dance mix)" by The Jacksons, "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (special 12" dance mix)" by Miami Sound Machine, "Stop To Love (12" mix)" by Luther Vandross, "Hitmix (official bootleg megamix)" by Alexander O'Neal, "Freeway Of Love (rock mix)" by Aretha Franklin, "Cuddly Toy (ext mix)" by Roachford, "Out Of Touch (club mix)" by Hall & Oates, "Hazy Shade Of Winter (purple haze clean mix)" by The Bangles, "She Bop (special dance mix)" by Cyndi Lauper, "See Those Eyes (dance mix)" by Altered Images, "Life In Tokyo (12" ext)" by Japan, "We Are Detectives" by Thompson Twins, "Fight For Ourselves (ext rmx)" by Spandau Ballet, "Hey Manhattan (JFK rmx)" by Prefab Sprout, "Go Wild In The Country (12" mix)" by Bow Wow Wow, "Eye Of The Tiger (special ext European version)" by Survivor, and "Medicine Show (ext rmx)" by Spandau Ballet. CD

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✨✧ Pete BrownPeter The Great ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Lou DonaldsonNatural Soul ... CD
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". CD features one bonus track too – "People Will Say We're In Love". CD
Also available Natural Soul (RVG remaster edition) ... CD

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✨✧ Gil Fuller with Dizzy GillespieGil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonDexter Rides Again ... LP
Savoy, Mid 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic early bop material from Dexter Gordon – originally issued as 78s in the 40s, and packaged here in a hip 50s album with a very groovy cover! The set features work from 1945, 1946, and 1947 – with Gordon in different three different groups – one with Leo Parker on baritone and Tadd Dameron on piano, one with Leonard Hawkins on trumpet and Bud Powell on piano, and one with Argonne Horton on piano. Titles include "Setting The Pace (parts 1 & 2)", "Dexter's Riff", "So Easy", "Long Tall Dexter", "Dexter Digs In", and "Dexter's Deck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with RVG stamp.)
 
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✨✧ PrestigePrestige Disc Guide (paperback) ... Book
Du Books (Japan), 2013. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful book on the legendary Prestige Records label – some of the hippest hardbop of the 50s, the coolest soul jazz of the 60s, and the funkiest grooves of the 70s! The book is similar to some of the Blue Note discographies we've stocked from Japan over the years – in that it offers up listings for hundreds of records – with black and white images of the album cover art, plus recording dates, personnel, catalog number, and titles in English – and an additional review of the record in Japanese. The book begins with the first 12" albums on Prestige – the 7000 series – then moves through the early 70s – and also has sections on the New Jazz/Status, Swingville/Moodsville, and early 70s Prestige 10000 funk series too. The back features a complete list of all 12" albums on the label – and the whole thing is over 300 pages, and provides essential information on the label – even if you can't read the reviews in Japanese. Book

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✨✧ LA BoppersMake Mine Bop ... LP
MCA, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The last record we've ever seen by this funky vocal combo – and every bit as tasty as their early work for Fantasy Records! Part of the reason for that is because the group's getting production here from Augie Johnson – who picked up plenty of funky jazz touches through his work with Wayne Henderson, and had a long relationship with the group that clearly shows them in their best light. The vocals are great – harmonic and floating, without being hokey – and the tracks groove along with the same sort of gentle bounce you'd expect from late 70s Fantasy sides by the Boppers, Side Effect, and others. Tracks include "Dog House", "Perfect Love", "If You Go", "Wrap You Up", "Christy", and "Well Deserved Rest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a gold promo stamp.)

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Parliament5 Classic Albums (Mothership Connection/Clones Of Dr Funkenstein/Funketelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome/Motor Booty Affair/Gloryhallastoopid) ... CD
Casablanca/Universal (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $28.99 29.99
A funk fan's dream come true – five classic albums from Parliament, all presented in tiny LP-styled covers! First up is Mothership Connection – still some of the tightest, sharpest funk you'll ever hear – all these many decades later. The instrumentation is razor-sharp – played by giants like Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Bootsy Collins, and Bernie Worrell – and the lyrics still have all the edginess and naughtiness of the earlier years – tied together wonderfully to make a very unified album, and one that's full of classics too! Titles include "Mothership Connection (Star Child)", "Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples", "P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)", "Handcuffs", "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)", and "Unfunky Ufo". Clones Of Dr Funkenstein has that tightened-up P-Funk sound that was working so perfectly at the time – still with all the fuzzy haired elements of earlier years, but presented with a bit more focus – and a powerhouse swing that really drives the tracks home with a funky groove on the bottom! There's a flowing sort of energy here that almost makes you think that the whole thing just emerged naturally from the brain of George Clinton – but all ensemble players have a strong hand in the action, and really get some great moments in on the set. Cuts include "Gamin' On Ya", "Do That Stuff", "Children Of Production", and "I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)". Funkentelechy 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! On Motorbooty Affair, The Mothership goes under water – as George Clinton and crew groove away nicely on this water-themed set of tracks designed to raise Atlantis from the deep! The overall sound is perhaps not as totally perfect as some of the earlier albums, but the P-Funk machine is still in full effect – cranking away nice and hard on tracks like "Liquid Sunshine", "Motor Booty Affair", "Deep", "Rumpofsteelskin", and "(Your'e A Fish And I'm A) Water Sign". Plus, the album more than makes up for a lack of standout tracks with a nicely-united theme – almost a "concept album" of the funky type! Gloryhallastoopid is a set that's very tight and funky, and which really picks up the groove first laid down on "Flashlight"! There's a tightly snapping approach here that rivals the best late 70s work by Funkadelic – the later P-Funk mode that's even more focused on rhythms than before, and which gets away from the sloppy stuff to really hit home with the groove! Tunes are steeped in horny horns, wah wah guitar, and lots of electric keyboards – and titles include "The Big Bang Theory", which is virtually a blueprint for the LA G-funk sound of the 80s – plus the tracks "The Freeze", "May We Bang You?", "Party People", and "(GloryHallaStoopid) Pin The Tail On The Funky". CD

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VariousBeat Generation – L'Anthologie Musicale – Hep Cats, Hipsters, & Beatniks 1936 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
A really cool set that looks at the rise of late 50s beatnik culture from a variety of different styles – not just the jazz and poetry that marked that scene's biggest contribution to music – but also the wealth of modes that inspired those years too! The 3CD package features a stunning 57 titles in all – and begins in the late 30s with hard-edged small combo work and jive-heavy vocal tracks – then runs past WWII to include some bebop, R&B, and very cool vocal numbers – before moving into Greenwich Village classic sounds in a mix of spoken word, jazz poetry, and even a bit of folk! The booklet is filled with notes and history in both English and French – and titles include "The Beat Generation" by Bob McFadden, "High School Drag" by Phillipa Fallon, "The Nazz" by Lord Buckley, "American Haikus" by Jack Kerouac & Al Cohn, "Route 66" by Bobby Troup, "Gator Tail (part 2)" by Cootie Williams, "Rock & Roll" by Wild Bill Moore, "Killin Jive" by Cats & The Fiddle, "You'se A Viper" by Stuff Smith, "Scrapple From The Apple" by Les Double Six, "Kookie's Mad Pad" by Ed Byrnes, "So What" by Eddie Jefferson, "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg, "I Sing Of Olaf" by Roger Steffans, "Say Man" by Bo Diddley, "Shulie A Bop" by Sarah Vaughan, and "The Rocket Ship Show" by Jocko Henderson. CD

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✨✧ Jutta HippJutta Hipp Quintet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy Haynes QuartetLive At The Riverbop ... CD
Blue Marge (France), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hip 70s session from Roy Haynes – recorded in Paris, and a fair bit different than some of his few American dates of the time! The group's a very cool one – with alto and flute from Ricardo Strobert, plus guitar, electric bass, and Roy's drums – a groove that's partly electric, but not really in a fusion way – more a semi-spiritual jazz vibe, with almost a Strata East or Black Jazz undercurrent at times! Haynes wrote most of the tunes for the record, and they're some very sharp-edged numbers – never as arch-modern as some of his work in later years, and instead handled with a wicked sense of rhythm – almost a deeper 70s extension of the wonderful groove that Roy brought to his few dates as a leader in the 60s. The whole thing's a key lost chapter in Haynes career – and titles include versions of Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower" and Wayne Shorter's "Foot Prints" – plus the originals "I'm So High", "Bull Fight", "Riverbop Blues", and "True or False". CD

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✨✧ VariousBossanova – Cool Bossa Nova & Hip Samba Sounds From Rio De Janeiro ... CD
We Want Sounds (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Not some overplayed bossa pop numbers, but instead the very real deal – the kind of cuts that set the Rio scene on fire when they were first released at the start of the 60s – and which still sound wonderful all these many years later, especially when brought together in a collection this huge! Many of these numbers weren't issued in the US at the time – or anywhere else outside of Brazil – and the package is overflowing with rare gems that show off the perfect blend of jazzy instrumentation, light but lively rhythms, and blue-tinged vocals that made the bossa generation so great! Titles include "Ciume" by Alaide Costa, "Tema Sem Palavras" by Johnny Alf, "Sambop" by Leny Andrade, "Tem Que Balancar" by Celso Murilo, "Muito A Vontade" by Joao Donato, "Boato" by Walter Wanderley, "Mesmo De Mentira" by Elis Regina, "Onde Anda O Meu Amor" by Orlandivo, "A Rosa" by Ed Lincoln, "Pernas" by Sergio Ricardo, "Nem Eu" by Lucio Alves, "Meditacao" by Maysa, "Samba De Uma Nota So" by Sylvia Telles, "Chega De Saudade" by Elizete Cardoso, and "Samba Em Preludio" by Agostinho Dos Santos & Rosana Toledo. 2CD set features 40 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousBossanova – Cool Bossa Nova & Hip Samba Sounds From Rio De Janeiro ... LP
We Want Sounds (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not some overplayed bossa pop numbers, but instead the very real deal – the kind of cuts that set the Rio scene on fire when they were first released at the start of the 60s – and which still sound wonderful all these many years later, especially when brought together in a collection this huge! Many of these numbers weren't issued in the US at the time – or anywhere else outside of Brazil – and the package is overflowing with rare gems that show off the perfect blend of jazzy instrumentation, light but lively rhythms, and blue-tinged vocals that made the bossa generation so great! Titles include "Ciume" by Alaide Costa, "Tema Sem Palavras" by Johnny Alf, "Sambop" by Leny Andrade, "Tem Que Balancar" by Celso Murilo, "Muito A Vontade" by Joao Donato, "Boato" by Walter Wanderley, "Mesmo De Mentira" by Elis Regina, "Onde Anda O Meu Amor" by Orlandivo, "A Rosa" by Ed Lincoln, "Pernas" by Sergio Ricardo, "Nem Eu" by Lucio Alves, "Meditacao" by Maysa, "Samba De Uma Nota So" by Sylvia Telles, "Chega De Saudade" by Elizete Cardoso, and "Samba Em Preludio" by Agostinho Dos Santos & Rosana Toledo. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jutta HippJutta Hipp Quintet – New Faces New Sounds From Germany (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Japanese 10" pressing - with obi!)

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Art Blakey/Georges Arvanitas/JATPJazz In Paris – Jazz Et Cinema Vol 2 – Des Femmes Disparaissent/Les Tricheurs/La Bride Sur Le Cou ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1958/1961. New Copy ... About March 22, 2017 (delayed)
Three great French jazz soundtracks on one CD! The bulk of the set is taken up with Art Blakey's wornderful score to the film Des Femmes Disparaissent – which features work by Jazz Messengers Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, and Benny Golson, recorded in Paris in 1958, with a hip swinging hardbop sound. These tracks make up 17 titles on the CD – with songs that include "Mambo Dans La Voiture", "Merlin", "Tom", "Nasol", and "Blues Pour Vava", plus a few solo drum tracks that are really great! 4 more tracks are from the rare ep-only soundtrack to Les Tricheurs – played by a Jazz At The Philharmonic group that includes Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Coleman Hawkins, and Roy Eldridge. Tracks on those numbers include "Les Tricheurs", "Phil's Tune", and "Mic's Jump". The last 2 tracks on the CD – "La Bride Sur Le Cou" and "Brigitte Strip Blues" – are by a quintet led by pianist Georges Arvanitas, and featuring trumpet by Bernard Vitet and tenor by Francois Jenneau. Very hip stuff all around – and a real treat for fans of jazz and film alike! 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. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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

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Tadd DameronClassics Of Modern Jazz Vol 3 – The Tadd Dameron Band ... LP
Jazzland, Late 40s/1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Very sharp LP issue of some of the legendary late 40's bop recordings that were cut in New York under the leadership of Tadd Dameron! The groups are all pretty darn smoking, and the record features some classic work by Fats Navarro, Allan Eager, and Kenny Clarke. Tracks are longer than the usual 3-minute bop side, and titles include "Wahoo", "Good Bait", "Tiny's Blues", and "Symphonette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing, with deep groove. Spine has split, but rest of cover is nice.)

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Billy EckstineMister B & The Band ... CD
Savoy, 1945/1946. Used ... $3.99
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from a host of famous boppers, his band was getting equal fame, too – a really legendary lineup that includes such greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,Kenny Dorham, and Fats Navarro on trumpets; Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, and Gene Ammons on tenor; Leo Parker on baritone; Art Blakey on drums; and many other huge names too! The band was virtually a school for a whole generation of jazzmen to come – allowing them to play together, get to know each other, and spin off in important small groups – much in the way the Kenton group a few years later allowed so much development on the west coast. And amidst all this great music, Billy's vocals have never sounded better – much bolder and hard-swinging than in later years! CD
(Out of print.)

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Herb GellerBirdland Stomp ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1990. Used ... $9.99
Herb Geller's one of those players that almost sounds hipper in the later part of his career – he's lost none of the sharpness of his earlier years, and really starts to open up even more on his solos – as you'll hear on this early 90s session with Kenny Drew on piano! The pair are working here in the studio, with bass from Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen and drums from Mark Taylor – all in a mode that's open and relaxed, but not as loose as some of the live dates that Drew was recording on the European scene. Geller plays alto throughout, with a wonderfully sharp tone – boppish one minute, a bit more fluid and open the next – and Pedersen's bass has a surprisingly strong role on some of the best numbers. Titles include "Birdland Stomp", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Cheryl", "Autumn Nocturne", and an extended "Ellington & Strayhorn Medley". CD

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Dizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of ParisDizzy Gillespie & The Double Six Of Paris ... CD
Philips, 1963. Used ... $5.99
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". CD
(Out of print pressing.)

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✨✧ Paul GonsalvesBoom Jackie Boom Chick ... LP
Vocalion/Spellbound (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... About April 10, 2017
Tremendous work from saxophonist Paul Gonsalves – one of his rare UK sessions from the 60s, all of which show that he had a tremendous sound that went way beyond his more famous work with Duke Ellington! The style here is tight, hip, and very grooving – work by a quartet that features Gonsalves on tenor, plus Pat Smythe on piano, Kenny Napper on bass, and Ronnie Stevenson on drums – all hitting a soulful hardbop style that's very much like the best Tubby Hayes records from the time! Gonsalves' tone is incredible – with that raspy, almost flatted mode that he used with Ellington – and it really stretches out here with plenty of room for creativity, in a way that makes us wonder why nobody ever got this one issued over on our side of the Atlantic. Titles include "Boom Jackie Boom Chick", "Village Blues", "Poor Butterfly", "Blue PG", and "Taboo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny GriffinBig Soul (Big Soul Band & White Gardenia) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
One of those ubiquitous Milestone 70s two-fers combining two nice sides from the little giant. The first set is Big Soul Band, a sweet little album from Johnny – quite different than most of his other sessions at the time, as this one features a big band, as the title says – filled with some strong Chicago and soul jazz players, and featuring killer arrangements by the great Norman Simmons! Simmons' was just bubbling up at the time – and he had a sock soul jazz sound that was part of his time on the Chicago scene, and which, unfortunately, rarely achieved as strong of recorded expression as it did on this album. Griffin's a heck of a great player, even at this age, and the strength of his horn sits nicely in the front of a great ensemble that also includes Pat Patrick, Matthew Gee, Julian Priester, Frank Strozier, Bobby Timmons, Harold Mabern, Vic Sproles, and Charlie Persip. Titles include a number of Simmons originals – like "Meditation", "Panic Room Blues", and "Holla" – plus a great reading of Timmons' "So Tired"! The second LP is Johnny's tribute to Billie Holiday – with Johnny's tenor fronting some larger backing on strings and brass – but hipper than most efforts of this type, thanks to some great arrangements by Melba Liston and Norman Simmons! The record's a nice change from some of Johnny's more full-on bop sessions from the same time – and it's nice to hear that his tenor works equally well on mellow tracks and ballads like "God Bless The Child", "Gloomy Sunday", "Travelin' Light", "Left Alone", and "Detour Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Johnny GriffinWhite Gardenia ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $19.99
A tribute to Billie Holiday – with Johnny Griffin's tenor fronting some larger backing on strings and brass – but hipper than most efforts of this type, thanks to some great arrangements by Melba Liston and Norman Simmons! The record's a good change from some of Johnny's more full-on bop sessions from the same time – and it's nice to hear that his tenor works equally well on mellow tracks and ballads, stretching out with a deep edge and a wonderful tone. Other players include Clark Terry on trumpet, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Ron Carter on bass – and titles include "God Bless The Child", "Gloomy Sunday", "Travelin' Light", "Left Alone", and "Detour Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has some ring & edge wear, clear tape on the corners, and extensive notes in pen on back.)

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Dave GrusinKaleidoscope ... CD
Columbia (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $5.99
A very hip early album from the young Dave Grusin – quite different than both his later soundtrack and fusion fame, and a really tight record with a sharp hardbop vibe! The group here is excellent – with strong tenor from Frank Foster, and cornet from Thad Jones – and super-sharp rhythms from the mighty Bob Cranshaw on bass, and drums from Larry Rosen – who work with Grusin in a mode that's quite different than you'd expect. Dave shows a strong early talent for arranging, and he gives the soloists a lot of room – but his piano is also great in itself, and has a nice warm lyrical style that's hardly hinted at in his later work. A surprisingly strong album, and with lots of nice cuts, including "Inez", "Stella By Starlight", "Kaleidoscope", and "Gozwell". CD

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JJ JohnsonReally Livin ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, the strength here is really the group – not just tremendous trombone from JJ, but great work from Nat Adderley on trumpet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Cedar Walton on piano, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all working with a soaring, soulful energy that's a lot more hardbop heavy than you might expect from JJ Johnson on some of his other projects for the label. Titles include "Me Too", "Decision", "Stardust", "Sidewinder", "Speak Low", and "Red Cross". CD
 
 
 



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