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Horace SilverHardbop Grandpop ... CD
Impulse, 1996. Used ... $4.99
A surprisingly great later album from Horace – with Steve Turre on trombone, Ronnie Cuber on baritone, Claudio Roditi on trumpet, and Michael Brecker on tenor. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverHorace Silver Live At Newport 1958 ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great rare work from Horace Silver – a lost late 50s live date that's somewhat different than his usual work of the time for Blue Note! This concert performance has a sound that's a bit more open and unfettered than the tighter Silver studio groove – still well-conceived overall, with all the brilliance we'd expect from Horace – but also somewhat more of a focus on the individual actions of the soloists over the ensemble! Most numbers here stretch out to the 10 minute range, if not farther – and leave plenty of room for the horn players and Silver to improvise freely with a great deal of imagination. The lineup includes Louis Smith on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and titles include "Tippin", "The Outlaw", "Senor Blues", and "Cool Eyes". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverIn Pursuit Of The 27th Man (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1973. Used ... $11.99
A real watershed album from Horace Silver – a record that has him stepping strongly into the 70s – but with a rich new groove that's different both from his 60s work, and from the heavy politics of his United States series too! The album has Horace picking up a slightly electric sound, changing his groove from 60s soul jazz into more of a 70s modal approach – working here with David Friedman on vibes, Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, and Mickey Roker on drums, plus additional horn work by the Brecker Brothers – a really great combination of musicians that help Silver realize some really unique rhythms, and lots of moments that have a subtle yet righteous sense of soul! The selection of material is fantastic – hipper than usual for Horace – and titles include Weldon Irvine's "Liberated Brother", Moacir Santos' "Kathy", and Horace's own "Strange Vibes", which has some great vibes dancing around Horace's piano! A very nice album, and one of our favorites by Horace! CD
(Out of print.)

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Horace SilverJody Grind ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
A beautiful return to funky jazz by Horace, yet strangely recorded in the mid-60s with players who were also known as some of Blue Note's best young "new thing" musicians! The record's got Woody Shaw, James Spaulding, and Tyrone Washington in the frontline – and Horace, Larry Ridley, and Roger Humphries bringing up the rhythm section. The title cut – "The Jody Grind" – is an enduring funky jazz classic, and the album's filled with loads of other groovers, including "Mary Lou", "Mexican Hip Dance", "Grease Piece", and "Dimples". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a two cutout holes.)

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Horace SilverPencil Packin Papa ... CD
Columbia, 1994. Used ... $2.99
A surprisingly strong return to form for Horace Silver – with work from Red Holloway, Eddie Harris, and James Moody on saxes! CD
(Out of print.)

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Horace SilverPrescription For The Blues ... CD
Impulse, 1997. Used ... $4.99
A hokey cover, a hokey title, but a surprisingly great little record – Horace Silver's first quintet session in many many years, and a record that comes across with a really lyrical sense of soul! And sure, the album's not one of his classics for Blue Note, but the format is quite the same – tenor, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums – all woven into a warm tapestry of groove, based around some wonderful original compositions from Horace himself! The whole thing is surprisingly wonderful – especially for the date and the cover – and we'll be honest in saying that we actually passed this one up when it came out back in the 90s (effete jazz snobs we are), but we're really digging it a lot these days, and are glad we finally gave it a chance. Players include Michael Brecker on tenor and Randy Brecker on trumpet – both following Horace's lead strongly – plus Ron Carter on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. Tracks include "Walk On", "Sunrise In Malibu", "You Gotta Shake That Thing", "Whenever Lester Plays The Blues", "Free At Last", and "Brother John & Brother Gene". CD
(Out of print.)

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Horace SilverRockin' With Rachmaninoff ... CD
Bop City, 2003. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, clear piece of tape on digipack cover.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverSilver's Blue ... CD
Epic/Legacy, 1956. Used ... $9.99
Killer early work from Horace Silver – and a rare non-Blue Note session from the 50s! The album's Horace's only date for Columbia, and it's got a feel that's similar to some of the Jazz Messengers' hardbop recordings for the label at the time – cooking with a soulful intensity at the bottom, yet taking off with some tremendously well-carved solos on the top! The group's an all-star ensemble that includes some of the best harbop players of the time – Hank Mobley on tenor sax, Donald Byrd and Joe Gordon on trumpet, Doug Watkins on bass, and Kenny Clarke and Art Taylor on drums – all grooving together with Horace as if they'd been backing him up for years. Titles include great originals "Silver's Beat", "Shoutin' Out", and "Hank's Tune – plus versions of "I'll Know" and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverSilver's Serenade ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good- ... $29.99
A bit less well-known than some of the real Horace Silver classics on Blue Note – but an incredible record that shows the Silver Quintet at all its lyrical best! The record is a masterpiece of original voicings from Horace – not just in the unique tunes he penned for the set, but also in the strong direction he gives the group – a well-knit lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – all coming together with some of the most fluid, most intuitive energy of any combo of the time! The melodic themes are structured loosely, so that Mitchell, Cook, and Silver can extrapolate on beautifully-spun solos – and titles include "Sweet Sweetie Dee", "Nineteen Bars", "The Dragon Lady", "Silver's Serenade", and "Let's Get To The Nitty Gritty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono New York pressing with Van Gelder stamp and ear. Cover has a peeled spot on back.)

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Horace SilverStylings Of Silver (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $8.99
A great Horace Silver album – and one of the rarest! The record features some top-line material that virtually defines Silver's post-Jazz Messengers sound – tracks that come out with a hard and heavy groove, yet which also have a lightness in the mix too – a sense of play and lyricism that's always made Silver's soul deeper than most of his contemporaries! The group on the set is top-shelf all the way through – with Art Farmer on trumpet and Hank Mobley on tenor – alongside a rhythm team that includes Teddy Kotick on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. Titles include "Metamorphosis", "Home Cookin", "No Smokin", and "Soulville". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverTotal Response – United States Of Mind Phase 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Horace Silver at his most righteous – stepping out here in the amazing Phase 2 of his United States Of The Mind series – with some heavy vocals from the great Andy Bey! The grooves are more complicated than Silver was laying down a few years before – yet still equally soulful – and in addition to vocals by Be, and his sister Salome, the group also features Silver on electric piano, plus Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet & fluegelhorn, Harold Vick on tenor sax, and Bob Cranshaw on bass, Richie Resnicoff on guitar and Mickey Roker on drums – a sweet little combo who really open up with a hip, righteous groove! The titles probably give more information about the tracks than we ever could, and include "Acid, Pot, Or Pills", "Soul Searchin", "What Kind Of Animal Am I", "I've Had A Little Talk", and "Big Business". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UA pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Horace Silver QuintetDoin' The Thing (At The Village Gate) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Very Good ... $29.99
One of the few live recordings ever done by Horace Silver during his Blue Note years – a real surprise, considering what a crowd pleaser he was at the time! The set catches Horace working with that great quintet that graced most of his best early Blue Notes – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and the always-amazing Roy Brooks on drums. The groove is tight tight tight, and the live set crackles with the same sort of energy as the live sessions by the Jazz Messengers on Blue Note – rolling soul jazz, but with a bit of a lyrical touch to flesh things out. Because of the live setting, tracks are a bit longer than the usual Silver session – which makes for freer soloing, and a bit of a rougher edge that keeps things lively throughout. Titles include "The Gringo", "Filthy McNasty", and "Doin' The Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing with RVG stamp and ear.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverBlowin' The Blues Away ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer session from Horace's famous quintet that included Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes – one of the group's earliest recordings for Blue Note – and also one of their best! The band had a unique mix of rootsy soul jazz playing and more exotic approaches to arranging, playing in a way that manages to bring jazz funk mind, even at this early of a point – along with more meditative compositions with incredible lyrical beauty. The album includes tracks that mix both of these styles – and titles include the title track, "Baghdad Blues", "Melancholy Mood", "Sister Sadie", "Break City", "St. Vitus Dance", and the lovely "Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, and ear. Cover has light wear, some aging, and a small streak of red marker on back.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverBlowin' the Blues Away (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer session from Horace's famous quintet that included Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes – one of the group's earliest recordings for Blue Note – and also one of their best! The band had a unique mix of rootsy soul jazz playing and more exotic approaches to arranging, playing in a way that manages to bring jazz funk mind, even at this early of a point – along with more meditative compositions with incredible lyrical beauty. The album includes tracks that mix both of these styles – and titles include the title track, "Baghdad Blues", "Melancholy Mood", "Sister Sadie", "Break City", "St. Vitus Dance", and the lovely "Peace". Plus, this CD also includes an extra bonus cut – "How Did It Happen?" CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverCape Verdean Blues ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set from Horace Silver – one in which his quintet is expanded by some great guest work from trombonist JJ Johnson! Johnson's at the height of his 60s powers here – blowing with that lean, soulful style that always made any record sparkle – and although he's only on half of the tracks on the date, his presence is more than worth the heavy billing he gets on the cover! Other great members of the group include Woody Shaw on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor, and rhythm from Bob Cranshaw on bass and Roger Humphries on drums – all coming together with that wonderful 60s Silver groove. The set's filled with sweetly grooving originals by Horace – a blueprint for the exotic style of soul jazz he helped to forge at the time – great writing all around, on titles that include "Mo Joe", "Nutville", "Bonita", "The African Queen", and "Pretty Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp and ear. Cover has light wear – vinyl is great!)

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✨✧ Horace SilverRetrospective (4CD box set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverSilver 'N Voices ... LP
Blue Note, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful, beautiful record from Horace Silver – one of his great 70s experiments for Blue Note – and a set that has him working in the same "jazz with voices" mode explored by Max Roach and Donald Byrd in earlier years! The core of the set is focused around the great work of Silver's combo – with Tom Harrell on trumpet, Bob Berg on tenor, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums – a wonderfully cohesive unit that arcs and turns with all these sweet little shifts – keeping up with the creative rhythms directed from Silver, while cascading through a beautiful range of tones and colors as well! The vocals follow suit beautifully – directed by Alan Copeland, but with a much more soulful approach than his 60s material – bursting forth with this warmth and sense of tone that really matches the instrumentation. Titles include "I Will Always Love You", "Out Of The Night", "Incentive", "New York Lament", "Mood For Maude", and "All In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverTokyo Blues ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Horace Silver's greatest records ever – and the album that always makes us remember how many of his tunes are now etched in the memory of modern jazz! The album's got a slightly exotic bent that you might guess from the title – a furthering of the sound that Silver first started on his own after breaking with Art Blakey – a hint of more cosmic modes to come in soul jazz, yet still served up here with more of the punch you might expect from 60s Blue Note. The group is great – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Junior Cook on tenor – both super-tight at the start of the tunes, then breaking off into deeply personal territory on their solos. Rhythm is from Gene Taylor on bass and John Harris on drums – the latter a lesser-known compatriot of Silver, but one with a nicely loose sensibility that really adds a lot to the record. The writing is great – and titles include "Sayanara Blues", "Tokyo Blues", "Ah So", "Cherry Blossom", and "Too Much Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing, with Van Gelder/Stereo stamp.)

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✨✧ Horace SilverYou Gotta Take A Little Love (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great late 60s gem from pianist Horace Silver – and a great bridge between his earlier soul jazz for Blue Note, and some of his more righteous work to come in the 70s! At one level, the sound here steps off from classics like Serenade To A Soul Sister or The Jody Grind – but at another level, there's a more open approach to the music – one that has Horace sliding into new tones and colors, with a slightly lyrical undercurrent as well. As on some of his later dates, the mellower moments are often the most compelling – showing a newly mature side of Silver's talents, and a new love of space between the notes that really helps to break the mode of previous recordings! The group here features the great Bennie Maupin on tenor and flute, Randy Brecker on trumpet and flugelhorn, John Williams on bass, and Billy Cobham on drums – and titles include "Lovely's Daughter", "Risin Sun", "You Gotta Take A Little Love", "Down & Out", and "Brain Wave". CD
(Original RVG CD pressing – not a CDr.)

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✨✧ Sonny Rollins/Horace SilverSwiss Radio Days Vol 40 – Zurich 1959 ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover's a bit misleading – in that Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver don't actually play together on the album – but the set does include some killer live material from both artists, recorded with key groups in their career! Rollins kicks off the set with stunning trio sounds from 1959 – very much in that open, stretched-out, always-creatively improvising mode of his Village Vanguard sessions – with backing from a young Henry Grimes on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums – serving up wonderful transformations of titles that include "Oleo", "I've Told Every Little Star", "I Remember You", and "Will You Still Be Mine". The Horace Silver material is great, too – from a time when the pianist was really finding his voice – and working with an excellent quintet that featured Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Gene Taylor on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The recording quality is excellent – these sides were done for Swiss Radio, like others in the series – and titles include "Shirl", "Ecaroh", "Cool Eyes", "Senor Blues", and "Nica's Dream". CD
 
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Archie SheppTray Of Silver ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of Shepp's excellent straight sides from the late 70s – and like the rest of the best, recorded as a Japanese-only session for Denon. The "silver" in the title is Horace Silver – as 3 of the album's 4 long tracks are Silver compositions – played by Shepp with a quintet that includes Silver drummer Roy Brooks, as well as Mickey Tucker on piano, Takashi Mizuhashi on bass, and some baritone sax from Howard Johnson. Tracks are long, and open-ended – almost in a blowing session mode, except Shepp's the only tenor. Titles include "Nica's Dream", "Cookin At The Continental", and "No Smokin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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✨✧ Joe ChambersHorace To Max ... CD
Savant, 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from Joe Chambers – one of those jazz players who never seems to get the full credit he's due, but who keeps on making amazing music nonetheless! Joe first caught our ears with his famous Blue Note work with Bobby Hutcherson – and we've dug his sound on some key sides from the 70s onward as a leader – all the way up to this recent gem, which falls beautifully within the classic Chambers groove! The set list is heavy on tunes by Horace Silver and Max Roach, as the title might imply – but Joe's arranged all the numbers himself, and recast them into inventive new vehicles for jazz expression by a combo that includes Eric Alexander on tenor, Xavier Davis on piano, Steve Berrios on percussion, and Duane Burno on bass. Chambers plays vibes, marimba, and drums – and the whole album's got that mix of dark modes, modern moments, and solid soul that we've come to expect in Joe's music! Titles include "Asiatic Raes", "Ecaroh", "Man From South Africa", "Afreeka", and "Water Babies" – plus two numbers with vocals by Nicole Guiland, "Mendacity" and "Lonesome Lover". CD

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✨✧ Louis HayesSerenade For Horace ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever Blue Note album as a leader for drummer Louis Hayes – something that's long overdue, given that the man played on classic albums for the label by Clifford Jordan, Sonny Clark, Grant Green, and Curtis Fuller – not to mention his first big boss, Horace Silver – who was the inspiration for this set! Yet rather than recreate the sound of the old Silver quintet, Hayes shows us once again what a wonderfully creative cat he is – as the set's more inspired by the warmth and soul of Horace's group – and has the music ringing out in so many wonderful new directions – given strong presentation by a sextet that also includes Steve Nelson on vibes, Abraham Burton on tenor, Josh Evans on trumpet, David Bryant on piano, and Dezron Douglas on bass! All tunes are originals that were written by Silver, but get a very fresh presentation – and titles include "Lonely Woman", "Juicy Lucy", "Room 608", "Echaroh", "Senor Blues", "Strollin", "Hastings Street", and a nice take on "Song For My Father", with vocals by Gregory Porter. CD

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Gary BartzHarlem Bush Music – Uhuru ... LP
Milestone (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99 19.99
An essential record from Gary Bartz – one of two albums he cut with Andy Bey, and the killer group he was calling his NTU Troup! Andy's vocals are incredible – light years ahead of anything he did with his sisters, and similar to those he laid down on his own solo album for Atlantic, and on Blue Note sides with Horace Silver – a righteous mix of jazz and soul, with a burning intensity that makes the political themes of the tracks come out strongly. The album includes one of Andy's all time classics – the original 7 minute version of "Celestial Blues", plus the fantastically grooving "Uhuru Sasa" – as well as the cuts "The Planets", and "Blue (A Folk Tale)". And Gary Bartz is pretty great too – dropping in these angular reed lines that really give the record an edge, and which sound totally great next to Bey's vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Gary BartzHarlem Bush Music – Uhuru (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Milestone/Concord, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
An essential record from Gary Bartz – one of two albums he cut with Andy Bey, and the killer group he was calling his NTU Troup! Andy's vocals are incredible – light years ahead of anything he did with his sisters, and similar to those he laid down on his own solo album for Atlantic, and on Blue Note sides with Horace Silver – a righteous mix of jazz and soul, with a burning intensity that makes the political themes of the tracks come out strongly. The album includes one of Andy's all time classics – the original 7 minute version of "Celestial Blues", plus the fantastically grooving "Uhuru Sasa" – as well as the cuts "The Planets", and "Blue (A Folk Tale)". And Gary Bartz is pretty great too – dropping in these angular reed lines that really give the record an edge, and which sound totally great next to Bey's vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series Astral Travelin – on 180 gram vinyl!)
Also available Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyLive Messengers ... LP
Blue Note, 1954/1978. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $12.99
Great Blue Note 2-fer that brings together a bunch of previously unreleased live sessions from Art Blakey and different incarnations of the Jazz Messengers. Sides 1 through 3 feature a stellar set of tracks recorded in 1961 and 1962 with the sextet lineup that included Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, and Curtis Fuller, with the titles "Promised Land", "Arabia", "Mosaic", "Ping Pong", and "Up Jumped Spring". Side 4 has some older material, from 1954 – by the first incarnation of the group that included Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown, and Horace Silver – and the titles "Wee Dot", "Blues", and "The Way You Look Tonight". Nice notes, and as usual, the Messengers shine in a good live setting. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a cut corner & peeling in one corner.)

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Art BlakeyMoanin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! (And in fact, as a tribute to the group's success, the album was initially named Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, but quickly retitled Moanin in this version, after the big hit single!) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Moanin' (RVG remastered edition – with bonus track) ... CD 4.99

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Art BlakeyMoanin' (RVG remastered edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $4.99
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his power at this point. The record really shines in ways that few Blakey albums shone since his days with Horace Silver – in that it's a forum for fresh new writing, most importantly Golson's landmark compositions "Blues March" and "Along Came Betty", and Timmons' instant classic "Moanin". The whole album's wonderful, though, and Golson's edgey modernism adds a strong dimension to the group's usual soulful romping groove! (And in fact, as a tribute to the group's success, the album was initially named Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, but quickly retitled Moanin in this version, after the big hit single!) CD also features a bonus version of "Moanin" and a warm-up track between Lee & Rudy. CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)
Also available Moanin' (75th anniversary edition) ... LP 16.99

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Art BlakeyNight At Birdland Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, Late 50s. Used ... $2.99
A wonderfully hard-storming set – and a record that not only firmly put the Jazz Messengers on the map, but also set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The group here is the early version of the Messengers – almost co-led by drummer Art Blakey with pianist Horace Silver – and featuring Clifford Brown on trumpet, just a few months before his early death – plus Lou Donaldson on alto and Curley Russell on bass. The presence of alto instead of tenor makes the sound slightly different than later incarnations of the group – and the overall approach is one that virtually defines the shift from straight bop to hardbop in the 50s – a mode that both Blakey and Silver were key in creating. Tracks include "Wee Dot", "Quicksilver" (alternate), "Now's The Time", and "Confirmation". CD

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersJazz Messengers (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $16.99
A killer early album by Art Blakey and his first incarnation of The Messengers – recorded before Horace Silver left the group, and a rare non-Blue Note outing done for Columbia Records! The ensemble here features Donald Byrd on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor, and Doug Watkins on bass – alongside Silver's piano and Blakey's thundering work on drums – and the album is virtually a blueprint for the sound of hardbop in years to come – focused and intense, but still with plenty of room for individual solo expression! Tracks include a classic reading of "Nica's Dream", plus Horace Silver's great "Ecaroh", and Mobley's own "Infra-Rae" and "Hank's Symphony". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has masking tape on the top seam.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersTough! ... LP
Cadet, 1957. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of those obscure sessions recorded during the years after the time Blakey and Horace Silver broke up, and before he reestablished himself as a key leader on Blue Note during 1958. Features a striking early lineup of the Jazz Messengers featuring Jackie McLean(alto) and Bill Hardman(trumpet) with Sam Dockery and Spanky DeBrest. Included are a swinging Gershwin medley and two Duke Jordan tunes "Scotch Blues" and the classic "Flight to Jordu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Kenny BurrellKB Blues ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... About December 4, 2017 (delayed)
A real hard-burner from Kenny Burrell – a set that was recorded for Blue Note in the guitarist's early career, but not issued by the label until the 70s – and even then only in Japan! Kenny's got the sharp edge and strong sense of leadership you'll hear on his classic Midnight Blue – and the lineup features strong tenor work from Hank Mobley, who seems to underscore the best elements in Burrell's tone – plus work from Horace Silver on piano – who plays with lots of soulful undercurrents, alongside Doug Watkins on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums! The record's got some slightly raspy edges, which may be why Blue Note originally held it back – but it's a real treasure for the deeper side of Kenny's tones – and titles include "Out For Blood", "Nica's Dream", "KB Blues", and "DB Blues". CD

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Donald ByrdByrd's Eye View (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Transition (Japan), 1955. Used ... $12.99
A wailer! This rare 1955 album is one of Donald Byrd's first records as a leader – recorded for the tiny Transition label in Boston, but with a hardbop groove that's right up there with his early work for Savoy and Blue Note. The record is practically a Jazz Messengers session – as it features Art Blakey on drums, Horace Silver on piano, Hank Mobley on tenor, and Doug Watkins on bass – and it's also got the unique aspect of a two-trumpet frontline, as the young Joe Gordon joins Donald on the instrument for the session. Tracks are long and open-ended – with incredibly well-crafted playing that really keeps the set fresh, despite the young age of Donald at the time. Titles include "El Sino", "Doug's Blues", "Hank's Tune", and "Hank's Other Tune". CD
(Out of print.)

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Doug CarnAdams Apple ... CD
Black Jazz, 1974. Used ... $14.99
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – with singing by Joyce Green and John Conner, blending their voices together in a style that's right up there with the most righteous 70s jazz experiments by Horace Silver or Billy Gault! This vocal balance really brings a new sort of power to Carn's music – furthering the righteous spirit of earlier years with a hell of a lot of energy – also aided by great instrumental work from Ronnie Laws on tenor and soprano sax, Thurman Green on trombone, Calvin Keys and Nathan Page on guitars, and Big Black on percussion. Titles include the classic "Higher Ground" – plus "Adam's Apple", "Western Sunrise", "Chant", "Sanctuary", "The Messenger", and "Mighty Mighty". CD
(Out of print original Black Jazz pressing.)

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Sonny ClarkMy Conception ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957/1959. New Copy ... About December 6, 2017 (delayed)
Beautiful hardbop – and one of Sonny Clark's best albums! The My Conception session was originally recorded in 1959, when Clark was at the height of his powers – but it was never issued on vinyl until 1980 – in this rare limited Japanese pressing! The set's got Clark at his most lyrical – playing with a lot of hardbop fire, but also some touches of Horace Silver soulfulness, a perfect match for session-mates Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley. Mobley's in particularly fine form at this point, and the whole set's a real winner! Titles include "Junka", "Blues Blue", "Minor Meeting", and "Royal Flush". CD

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✨✧ Junior CookJunior's Cookin' ... CD
Jazzland/Riverside (Japan), 1961. Used ... $9.99
Junior's definitely cooking on this session – working with trumpeter Blue Mitchell at a time when both players were members of the Horace Silver Quintet – but in a groove that's somewhat different than the Silver sound overall! Junior Cook's tenor really is tremendous on the record – played with a sharp, raspy tone that's almost deeper than his work with Horace Silver – a cutting quality that almost reminds us of Clifford Jordan at his best. Mitchell's great too – really spurred on by this sound, and finding some new notes in the setting – and other players on the date include Gene Taylor on bass and Roy Brooks on drums, both from the Silver group – plus piano from either Ronnie Matthews or Dolo Coker, each of whom handle half of the set. Matthews is especially great – a real treat at this early point in his career – and titles on the set include the sublime "Mzar", plus "Blue Farouq", "Sweet Cakes", "Turbo Village", "Field Day", and "Pleasure Bent". CD
(Out of print.)

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Larry CoryellEuropean Impressions ... CD
Novus/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Larry Coryell began his career as a fuzzy fusion monster – often leaning into rock with both his sound and his solos – but over the 70s, he also really developed his talents as an acoustic artist – which come into beautiful focus here on a set of mostly solo recordings! Larry almost seems to channel previous acoustic giants – like Baden Powell or Paco DeLucia – but all while making a sound that's completely his own – quite rhythmic in its pulse, with some very hard action on the strings – but also with a level of sensitivity that you never would have heard in his music a decade before! The album's got a fantastic blending of the Horace Silver tunes "Song For My Father" and "Sister Sadie" – and other tracks include "Toronto Under The Sign Of Capricorn", "April Seventh", "Copenhagen Impressions", and "For Phillip & Django". CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisBlue Haze ... LP
Prestige, 1954. Very Good ... $49.99
An early full-length album issued under Miles Davis' name – one that brings together some earlier 10" and single recordings for Prestige! The feel here is quite similar to Davis' work of the time for Blue Note – done with tracks that are short and tight, and very boppish – less of the glistening Davis style of later years, but still quite strongly voiced nonetheless. Players include Horace Silver on piano on most tracks, plus a bit of keys from John Lewis – and one track even features Charles Mingus on piano! Other players on the sessions include Art Blakey, Max Roach, or Kenny Clarke on drums – plus Percy Heath on bass, and a bit of alto from Davey Schildkraut. Titles include "I'll Remember April", "Old Devil Moon", "Tune Up", "Miles Ahead", "Four", and "Smooch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with RVG stamp/etch. Cover has a stain at the opening.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis All Star Sextet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
With JJ Jackson on trombone, Lucky Thompson on tenor, and Horace Silver on piano – on long versions of "Walkin" and "Blue N Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Art FarmerWhen Farmer Met Gryce ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of Art Farmer's pivotal mid 50s sides – recorded in the company of altoist Gigi Gryce, a great player and a budding young arranger who helped Farmer really formulate the best side of his sound! The tracks are lyrically modern – but still have a nice dose of soul in them – a wonderful blend that really sets the stage for the move that Art was making away from earlier trumpeters in jazz – into that hip territory that was neither too cool, nor too overblown – and which would almost be known as "Farmer-like" in years to come! The album features Gryce and Farmer in 2 different groups – one with Horace Silver on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – the other with Freddie Redd on piano, Addison Farmer on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Social Call", "Capri", "Deltitnu", "Stupendous Lee", and "Blue Concept". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
 
 
 



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