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Bunk JohnsonLast Testament Of A Great Jazzman ... LP
Columbia, 1947. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Black label pressing with deep groove, and blue tinted cover. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Bent JaedigDanish Jazzman 1967 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Debut/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little record – exactly the kind of set that always has us looking out for rare European jazz sessions! As you'd guess from the title, the material was recorded in 1967 – and represents a strong advancement in the sound of Danish jazz – a move forward even more strongly from the key modern moments of the early part of the decade – with new sounds, new tones, and new rhythms that really keep things fresh! Tracks are all longish, and feature a group that includes Bent Jaedig on tenor and a bit of flute, Allan Botschinsky on trumpet, Bent Axen on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – about as great of a lineup as you could get for the southern side of Scandinavia at the time, and players who all work beautifully together – razor-sharp on the start of the tunes, then opening up freely into their own personalities on the solos. Dusko Goykovich replaces Botschinsky on one number – the soulful "I Remember OP" – and other tracks include "B's Waltz", "Doo's Blues", and "Atlicity". CD
(Includes obi!)

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✨✧ Bent JaedigDanish Jazzman 1967 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Debut/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little record – exactly the kind of set that always has us looking out for rare European jazz sessions! As you'd guess from the title, the material was recorded in 1967 – and represents a strong advancement in the sound of Danish jazz – a move forward even more strongly from the key modern moments of the early part of the decade – with new sounds, new tones, and new rhythms that really keep things fresh! Tracks are all longish, and feature a group that includes Bent Jaedig on tenor and a bit of flute, Allan Botschinsky on trumpet, Bent Axen on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – about as great of a lineup as you could get for the southern side of Scandinavia at the time, and players who all work beautifully together – razor-sharp on the start of the tunes, then opening up freely into their own personalities on the solos. Dusko Goykovich replaces Botschinsky on one number – the soulful "I Remember OP" – and other tracks include "B's Waltz", "Doo's Blues", and "Atlicity". CD
 
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Nat BirchallInvocations ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
A modern-day spiritual jazz treasure – and some completely sublime work from contemporary tenor genius Nat Birchall! We've loved Nat since we heard his very first record a number of years ago – and he's only matured and matured over the years – to a point where an album like this is an instant stunner, and the kind of a set you could easily pair with your favorite Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders albums on Impulse! Nat definitely gets that vibe right, but he's also no copycat either – and instead is a very individual soloist on his instrument, and really gets the chance to stretch out here in the hands of Jazzman Records – who may have given Nat his greatest record yet. The combo features piano, bass, drums, and lots of percussion and shakers – and titles include a version of Coltrane's "To Be", plus the original numbers "Song To The Divine Mother", "Invocation, "Njozi", and "A Luta Continua". CD

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Jack CostanzoMr Bongo ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer collection of work from percussionist Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo – a cat who's way cooler than you might guess from his gimmicky nickname – not only one of the most powerful forces on the west coast Latin scene in the 50s, but also one of the jazziest too! Jack's records are all uniformly great – some of our first go-to records for Latin jazz, year after year – and this cooking collection from Jazzman brings together the best Costanzo cuts from a variety of different records, on a variety of different labels – all with great notes that finally give the legend his due! Some numbers feature small combo instrumentation, with searing jazz solos – others feature larger groups who really take off with a lot of vivid colors – and many numbers feature smoking percussion passages from Jack, not just on bongos, but on congas as well. Titles include "Sax Con Ritmo", "Rabo E Mula", "Pharoahs Curse", "Latin Fever", "Abainaquito", "Atu", "Oye Negra", "Tabu", "Bongo Festeris", "Jarochito", "La La La", "Qiere", and "Robin's Mambo". CD
Also available Mr Bongo ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Jack CostanzoMr Bongo ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99 29.99
A killer collection of work from percussionist Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo – a cat who's way cooler than you might guess from his gimmicky nickname – not only one of the most powerful forces on the west coast Latin scene in the 50s, but also one of the jazziest too! Jack's records are all uniformly great – some of our first go-to records for Latin jazz, year after year – and this cooking collection from Jazzman brings together the best Costanzo cuts from a variety of different records, on a variety of different labels – all with great notes that finally give the legend his due! Some numbers feature small combo instrumentation, with searing jazz solos – others feature larger groups who really take off with a lot of vivid colors – and many numbers feature smoking percussion passages from Jack, not just on bongos, but on congas as well. Titles include "Sax Con Ritmo", "Rabo E Mula", "Pharoahs Curse", "Latin Fever", "Abainaquito", "Atu", "Oye Negra", "Tabu", "Bongo Festeris", "Jarochito", "La La La", "Qiere", and "Robin's Mambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a very cool "How To Play Bongos" instructional booklet – replicating one that was included in one of Jack's classic albums!)
Also available Mr Bongo ... CD 14.99

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Greg Foat GroupDancers At The Edge Of Time ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
Masterful work from this ultra-hip group – a jazz combo at the core, but one who have a way of working in so many different flavors at once! Leader Greg Foat plays both a grand piano and church organ on the record – in a lineup that also includes tenor, trumpet, electric bass, and drums – this time augmented by a number of guest players who round out the sound in ways that almost take us back to some of the most unusual, most expressive British jazz sessions of the late 60s – like Deram work by Mike Westbrook, or some of Mike Gibbs best moments. The overall feel is a more small combo than those sessions – but there's an equally expansive vision to the music – and the whole thing was recorded in a church in the Isle Of Wight, with a really great quality to the sound. Titles include "The Eye Of Horus", "Hygeia", "The Dancers At The End Of Time", "The Door Into Summer", "Riff For Raff", and "Love Theme". CD

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✨✧ Greg Foat GroupDark Is The Sun ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $25.99
A brilliant and rare new project on the Jazzman label – the debut LP from keyboards, synths and harpsichord adventurer Greg Foat and his cosmos-searching Group – amazing stuff that's truly on par with the deep, lost rarities that Jazzman so lovingly mines for and reissues! The hints of the greatness to come that so piqued our interest on the preceding 10-inch EP are delivered up in full, and actually surpasses our expectations. There's just such stylistic and instrumental depth going on here, and it's delivered in accessibly groovy way! The album was recorded in Sweden with instrumentation including loads of great congas, drums and other percussion, a female choir brings lovely wordless vocals, plus guitars, flugelhorn, trombone and trumpet. It's evocative of trippy-jazzy soundtracks and sound library material, but like other contemporary acts that Jazzman as championed – most notably, the Natural Yogurt Band – it's got a unique vibe all it's own. Here's hoping for a career's worth of cool music from Mr. Foat! Includes "Time Piece 1", "Dark Is The Sun" (Parts 1-4), "Hello Old Friend", "Yeah You Are", "Uncle Bessie", "Bright Is The Sun" and "Time Piece 2 (Epilogue)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Greg Foat GroupGreg Foat Group – Live At The Playboy Club, London (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
The coolest record so far from this totally great combo – a live recording done on the home turf of the Greg Foat Group – the Playboy Club in London! The retro venue really fits the slinky, sexy vibe of the group's music – and although we already loved these guys before, this album has a really special sort of feel – with loads of wonderful keyboard lines from Greg on Hohner Electra piano, Elka Rhapsody, Hammond L 100, and Mutron Phaser – almost always distorted with a nice degree of fuzz, but still a straight ahead approach, and some great undercurrents of fuzz too! The group also features tenor and trumpet – which sometimes sound distorted, ala Varitone modes – and the overall sound feels like some lost jazzy club combo from the late 60s, really tripping out in a very comfortable space. We'd easily stack this one next to our favorite funky Fender Rhodes records from back in the day – and titles include "By The Grace Of God I Am", "Ingen Reklam", "Funky Fanfare", "Madrid", and "Mr Minor". CD features two bonus tracks – "Finky Minky" and "Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag". CD

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Jef GilsonJef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Amazing sounds from Jef Gilson – one of the coolest, hippest jazz musicians working on the European scene of the 60s and 70s! Gilson has his own label – Palm Records – and was noted for his keen sense of collaboration, and openness to new ideas – not just modern elements that were moving around the postwar scene, but also some crucial crossovers with other global styles as well – and his list of collaborators over the years included reedman Michel Portal, trumpeter Bernard Vitet, prog rocker Christian Vander, and exotic jazz musician Lloyd Miller. Gilson's music was often issued in small pressings over the years, or buried under the names of bigger stars in his collaborations – but this wonderful package finally shows the genius in his full light – by bringing forth a host of rare tracks from Gilson's own archives, carefully selected by the Jazzman Records team. There's a really wonderful array of sounds going on here – some straighter jazz grooves, some offbeat rhythms, some exotic instrumental passages, and some occasional forays into Latin or African modes – all instantly compelling, and with the sort of unique sounds that are bound to have you digging for some of Gilson's commercially released music. Titles include "Choro In Blue", "Chant Inca", "Lamento", "Three Four One", "Anamorphose", "Java", "Agnus Dei", "Java Pour Raspail", and "La Cigale Et La Fourmi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alan LeeAlan Lee – An Australian Jazz Anthology ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Ultra-hip sounds from the Australian scene of the early 70s – some killer cuts by vibist Alan Lee – a player who was exploring with as many new ideas on his instrument as contemporary American giants like Roy Ayers or Bobby Hutcherson at the time! The work here is a great summation of Lee's best moments on record during an incredibly fruitful period – a time when he was really stretching out on hip, soulful styles that included some strong undercurrents of funk and modal jazz – all with this fresh, inventive approach to rhythm that would have made most of these cuts right at home in the hippest side of the MPS universe of the time – but which never saw much exposure at the time, due to the poor circulation of Australian jazz records, which were only pressed up in small amounts and rarely left the continent. The folks at Jazzman have done a really wonderful job here – adding in notes on Lee's career – and picking amazing cuts that include "Love Song", "Bailero", "Sunflower", "Enchanted Lady", "Sketch", "Bachianas Brasileiras No 5", and "Dance Of The Adolescents". CD features four bonus tracks, numbers that are a bit more funk and groove-related – "Flying Saucer", "World Is A Ghetto", "Comin Home Baby", and "Moanin". CD
Also available Alan Lee – An Australian Jazz Anthology ... LP 23.99

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Alan LeeAlan Lee – An Australian Jazz Anthology ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $23.99
Ultra-hip sounds from the Australian scene of the early 70s – some killer cuts by vibist Alan Lee – a player who was exploring with as many new ideas on his instrument as contemporary American giants like Roy Ayers or Bobby Hutcherson at the time! The work here is a great summation of Lee's best moments on record during an incredibly fruitful period – a time when he was really stretching out on hip, soulful styles that included some strong undercurrents of funk and modal jazz – all with this fresh, inventive approach to rhythm that would have made most of these cuts right at home in the hippest side of the MPS universe of the time – but which never saw much exposure at the time, due to the poor circulation of Australian jazz records, which were only pressed up in small amounts and rarely left the continent. The folks at Jazzman have done a really wonderful job here – adding in notes on Lee's career – and picking amazing cuts that include "Love Song", "Bailero", "Sunflower", "Enchanted Lady", "Sketch", "Bachianas Brasileiras No 5", and "Dance Of The Adolescents". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alan Lee – An Australian Jazz Anthology ... CD 14.99

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Bobby Moore & The Rhythm AcesDedication Of Love ... CD
Phinal Sound/Jazzman (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A totally wonderful lost later gem from Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces – that great southern group who cooked up so many wonderful records for Chess in the 60s – then seemingly dropped of the scene in the 70s! Bobby and group didn't drop off – Chess dropped them – but Moore and his combo continued cutting it hard in the clubs, and finally returned to the studio in 1976 to cut this super-rare record – a wonderful set that has all the strengths of their early singles, but also shows a great degree of evolution as well! All the groovers that the group could do are firmly in place – that tight snapping rhythm that must have been a real crowd pleaser in the small clubs – but Moore's also matured a lot as a musician, too – and crafts these beautiful solos that might well rival the funky 70s reed lines of Maceo Parker or Pee Wee Ellis, and which get especially deep when Moore plays a bit on flute. The group also features a nicely tight core lineup – with just guitar, organ, bass, and drums – fused into this super-sharp unit that can trip out at will, with almost a Lyman Woodard sort of headiness. Titles include "Love's Got A Hold On Me", "Groovin With The Aces", "What Is It That You Got", "Love's Gonna Make Us Free", "Witch Doctor", and "Sweet Sixteen". CD
Also available Dedication Of Love ... LP 23.99

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Bobby Moore & The Rhythm AcesDedication Of Love ... LP
Phinal Sound/Jazzman (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A totally wonderful lost later gem from Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces – that great southern group who cooked up so many wonderful records for Chess in the 60s – then seemingly dropped of the scene in the 70s! Bobby and group didn't drop off – Chess dropped them – but Moore and his combo continued cutting it hard in the clubs, and finally returned to the studio in 1976 to cut this super-rare record – a wonderful set that has all the strengths of their early singles, but also shows a great degree of evolution as well! All the groovers that the group could do are firmly in place – that tight snapping rhythm that must have been a real crowd pleaser in the small clubs – but Moore's also matured a lot as a musician, too – and crafts these beautiful solos that might well rival the funky 70s reed lines of Maceo Parker or Pee Wee Ellis, and which get especially deep when Moore plays a bit on flute. The group also features a nicely tight core lineup – with just guitar, organ, bass, and drums – fused into this super-sharp unit that can trip out at will, with almost a Lyman Woodard sort of headiness. Titles include "Love's Got A Hold On Me", "Groovin With The Aces", "What Is It That You Got", "Love's Gonna Make Us Free", "Witch Doctor", and "Sweet Sixteen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition of 1000!)
Also available Dedication Of Love ... CD 14.99

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SadakaPremonition ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A record with a really timeless feel – a jazz set from the early 80s scene in Oakland, and one that opens up in so many wonderful flavors! A few cuts have a soul style – with female vocals in the lead, amidst warmer, jazzier backings – and other tracks have an instrumental approach, but one that's a bit different than straight jazz – almost spiritual fusion, in a way that nicely echoes some of the lyrical passages. We'd almost place the set in the same company of the work of Norman Connors in the mid 70s – although the overall sound is somewhat different – the driving creative force here is Umlah Sadau-Holt, who plays Fender Rhodes, soprano sax, tenor, flute, and even percussion. Titles include "African Violet", "Premonition", "Outer Space Blues", "You Make The Sunshine", "Black Encounters", and "Children Of The Universe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 1000!)

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WailersMashi/On The Rocks ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Instrumental genius from The Wailers – a tune that snaps in a wicked bassline, adds raspy guitar, and sews the whole thing together with this weird watery organ line – before the whole cut takes off at romping speed for a great little groove! "On The Rocks" is a bit more conventional, but still pretty great for a rock instrumental – with plenty of guitar, a bit of tenor, and this mad piano tippling over the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, and other labels – all material that hardly ever got the right sort of circulation at the time – but which sounds brilliant here in one tight package! Backings are often razor-sharp, with a mix of R&B and jazz influences – a nod to the artist's later fame as jazz singer Obie Jessie, who we've stocked on some great contemporary spiritual jazz sessions. These sides are all soul, though – an early version of the style, produced with a nicely gritty edge – on cuts that include "Teacher Gimme Back", "I Smell A Rat", "Lonesome Desert", "Oochie Coochie", "Hit Git & Split", "Borwn Eyes", "The Wrong Door", "Lula Belle", "Mary Lou", and "Make Me Feel A Little Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition of 999 copies – nice heavy pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousJukebox Jam – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A treasure trove of raw soul and rough-edged R&B – a killer collection of material that originally appeared on the ultra-limited series of Juke Box Jam singles from Jazzman – sweetly collected into one nicely-priced package! The grooves here are totally great – and represent a step backwards in the funk scene – a move back to the 50s and early 60s from the previous focus on later years' soulful sounds – a much-needed dig back into the R&B that first inspired all the soul and funk of the 60s and 70s – but with a very fresh ear, so that the collection's way different than any set of music like this you would have heard a decade ago! The sounds are plenty gritty, and a great illustration that there's still loads to be discovered in these crucial years of music – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Lula" by Mike Robinson, "Country Boy" by Big Tiny Kennedy, "Mr Hound Dog's In Town" by Roy Brown, "I Can't Takit No Longer" by Ben Harper, "Shorty" by Vernon Dilworth, "Geechie Goomie" by Marga Benitez, "Crazy Do" by Jack Tucker, "I Say No No More" by Frances Burr, "Baby You Were Meant For Me" by Ervin Rucker, and "Hot Weather Blues" by Mr Sad Head. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNew Life – Private, Independent & Youth Jazz In The Great Britain 1966 to 1990 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Mid 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
A huge legacy of lost jazz from the British scene – underground work from small labels, local combos, and even a few school bands – all brought together here in a collection that has a very similar vibe to some of the Spiritual Jazz compilations on the Jazzman label! These aren't half-baked tracks by youngsters – or cuts that are rare for rare's sake – and instead stand together as a tremendous musical legacy that we never would have discovered otherwise, since most of these records never made it to the US – and barely even circulated in England! The track selection is superb – really wonderful numbers that move between modal jazz, spiritual styles, electric elements, and even a few touches of vocals – and the notes are as illuminating as the music, and really tell the story of this overlooked legacy of jazz. Titles include "Martini Sweet" by Joy, "High Street/Saturday" by Billy Jenkins with The Voice Of God Collective, "Sixes & Severns" by Nottingham Jazz Orchestra, "Trent Park Song" by Quincicasm, "Cameo" by Poliphony, "Drumsong (one)" by Lori Vambe, "Danielle & The Holly Tree" by Edge, "The Bistro Kid" by Frank Evans, "We Three Kings" by Indian Highway, and "Death Is Near" by London Jazz Four with Syndenham School. CD
Also available New Life – Private, Independent & Youth Jazz In The Great Britain 1966 to 1990 ... LP 24.99

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VariousNew Life – Private, Independent & Youth Jazz In The Great Britain 1966 to 1990 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A huge legacy of lost jazz from the British scene – underground work from small labels, local combos, and even a few school bands – all brought together here in a collection that has a very similar vibe to some of the Spiritual Jazz compilations on the Jazzman label! These aren't half-baked tracks by youngsters – or cuts that are rare for rare's sake – and instead stand together as a tremendous musical legacy that we never would have discovered otherwise, since most of these records never made it to the US – and barely even circulated in England! The track selection is superb – really wonderful numbers that move between modal jazz, spiritual styles, electric elements, and even a few touches of vocals – and the notes are as illuminating as the music, and really tell the story of this overlooked legacy of jazz. Titles include "Martini Sweet" by Joy, "High Street/Saturday" by Billy Jenkins with The Voice Of God Collective, "Sixes & Severns" by Nottingham Jazz Orchestra, "Trent Park Song" by Quincicasm, "Cameo" by Poliphony, "Drumsong (one)" by Lori Vambe, "Danielle & The Holly Tree" by Edge, "The Bistro Kid" by Frank Evans, "We Three Kings" by Indian Highway, and "Death Is Near" by London Jazz Four with Syndenham School. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available New Life – Private, Independent & Youth Jazz In The Great Britain 1966 to 1990 ... CD 14.99

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 6 – Vocals – Modal Esoteric & Progressive Jazz Vocals From Around The World 1960 to 1986 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
A great look at a very important side of spiritual jazz in the 60s and 70s – the evolution of jazz vocals, to a point when singers like Abbey Lincoln, Andy Bey, or Leon Thomas brought a whole new sound and soul to the spectrum of jazz! This wonderful package covers lots of key moments from that time – and also unearths some great rare tracks, too – really showing the way that singers of this period moved far far past the styles of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald in the generation before – often using their voices with the same unbridled power as the musicians in these groups, serving up some righteous lyrics and politics in the process! The collection might well be our favorite in this great series so far – and titles include "Imani" by EW Wainwright, "Tears For Johannesburg" by Max Roach, Colors" by Norman Riley, "African Violet" by Sadaka, "The Ladder" by The Singers & Musicians Of Washington High School, "Rain Forest" by Dr Haki R Mahubuti, "African Sunshine" by Eddie Gale, "Reunion (edit)" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Celestial Blues" by Gary Bartz Ntu Troop, "John Coltrane" by Clifford Jordan, and "Spirits Up Above" by Vibration Society. CD

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✨✧ Nat BirchallInvocations ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A modern-day spiritual jazz treasure – and some completely sublime work from contemporary tenor genius Nat Birchall! We've loved Nat since we heard his very first record a number of years ago – and he's only matured and matured over the years – to a point where an album like this is an instant stunner, and the kind of a set you could easily pair with your favorite Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders albums on Impulse! Nat definitely gets that vibe right, but he's also no copycat either – and instead is a very individual soloist on his instrument, and really gets the chance to stretch out here in the hands of Jazzman Records – who may have given Nat his greatest record yet. The combo features piano, bass, drums, and lots of percussion and shakers – and titles include a version of Coltrane's "To Be", plus the original numbers "Song To The Divine Mother", "Invocation, "Njozi", and "A Luta Continua". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Invocations ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big BandJazz – The African Sound ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set from the South African jazz scene of the early 60s – recorded by pianist Chris McGregor before he and the Blue Notes emigrated to the UK – and a stunning example of the new sounds that were coming forth at the time! Chris leads the band, in music that definitely has some of the snakey, rhythmic elements that you'll hear in his later Brotherhood Of Breath recordings – but there's also an amazing sense of color and tone taking place, too – modern qualities that seem borrowed a bit from Gil Evans, but then wrapped around McGregor's own unique groove – and given tremendous expression from players who include Dudu Pukwana on alto, Kippie Moeketsi on alto and clarinet, Ronnie Beer and Nick Moyake on tenors, Bob Tizzard on trombone, and Dennis Mpale and Mongezi Feza on trumpets! The mix of later ex-pats and lesser-known South African players is wonderful – but even without the historical importance, the music speaks volumes on its own – a really tremendous record that's very much at the forefront of modern jazz happening on the American and European scenes at the time. Titles include "I Remember Billy", "Now", "Kippie", "Eclipse At Dawn", and "Switch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition of 500 copies – beautifully done!)
 
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Steve AllenSteve Allen At The Roundtable ... CD
Rhino/Wounded Bird, 1958. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
The cover's a bit hokey, but the album's a rock-solid session from Steve Allen – proof that he could be a very capable jazzman when needed! The recording's a live one – which makes for more spontaneous energy than some of Allen's more fully-arranged dates of the 50s – and the sidemen here really bring a lot to the record, and help make it a real group effort, not just a showcase for Steve's skills on piano. Players include Gus Bivona on clarinet, Mundell Lowe on guitar, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Gary Peacock on bass, and Gary Frommer on drums – and Doc Severinson joins the group on one track too. Almost all tunes are originals by Allen – and titles include "Roundtable Boogie", "Why Don't You Want To Go Home", "Even Stephen", "I Got Rhythm", and "Baby But You Did". CD

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Harry Belafonte & Miriam MakebaEvening With Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1965. Sealed ... $16.99
Hipper than you might expect – thanks to arrangements by South African jazzman Jonas Gwangwa! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram reissue pressing.)

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Johnny DankworthCollaboration ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A slightly more serious affair from Brit jazzman Johnny Dankworth – and a set that points towards some of the soundtrack albums he'd cut in the 60s! There's a modern jazz-meets-classical feel here – as Dankworth's larger group of players is augmented by some fuller strings from the London Philharmonic – blended together surprisingly well, so that Johnny's hip modernists fall right into play with the orchestrations! Group members include Peter King on alto sax, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Tony Russell on trombone, Kenny Clare on drums, and Dudley Moore on piano – and titles include the extended compositions "Ebony Concerto" – which features guest work from Ronnie Ross on baritone and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet – plus "Rendezvous" and "Improvisations For Jazz Band & Symphony Orchestra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original color bar pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Bob Downes Open MusicFive Trios ... CD
Bob Downes Music/Openian (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Amazing work from British reedman Bob Downes – a host of previously-unissued 70s recordings, all of them trio numbers with a wonderfully stripped-down feel! Downes is possibly best known for his larger group experiments of the Open Music years – but here, he comes across as much more of a cutting-edge jazzman – blowing a variety of reeds, including flute, tenor, alto, and soprano saxes (sometimes simultaneously!) – with only just bass and drums to back him up! Yet as with most of Bob's other recordings from the time, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm to these cuts – never too free, and always with an inherent groove that hangs somewhere between the modal and the harmelodic. The drummer on all cuts is Denis Smith, and bassists include Barry Guy, Jeff Clyne, and Marc Meggido – on tracks that include "Bamboo Blaze", "Spooks", "Living It Up In Rio", "Desert Waltz", "Circus", "Moonstruck", and "Ghosts In Space". CD

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John GraasInternational Premiere In Jazz ... CD
Andex/VSOP, 1956/1958. Used ... $7.99
One of the most ambitious sessions ever recorded by LA jazzman John Graas – and most of his records are already pretty high concept! The album presents 2 jazz symphonies scored by Graas in the mid 50s – one performed by an LA group that includes Art Pepper, Jack Sheldon, Bob Enelvodsen, and Bill Perkins; the other by a German ensemble that includes Rolf Kuhn, Horst Jankowski, and Peter Witte – all guest soloists on the session from the Erwin Lehn band. And while the work is serious, with higher art overtones, Graas also manages to use the players to best effect – and almost gets a jazz soundtrack feel out of the material, especially on the LA numbers. Titles include 3 movements of "Jazz Chaconne No 1" and 4 of "Jazz Symphony No 1". CD also features 4 alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Lars GullinNew Sounds From Sweden Vol 5 – Lars Gullin & His Groups (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Good+ ... $9.99
A rare American 10" release from Swedish baritonist Lars Gullin – probably the most-issued European jazzman in the US during the postwar years! The music here is very much in keeping with the "groups" promised in the title – and Lars plays in an octet, quintet, and sextet – almost all of which have that tightly arranged, Swedish cool jazz approach. Titles include "Smooth Breeze", "Smart Alice", "Silhouette", "Merlin", "Apostrophe", "Disc Major", and "Colon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and tape on the seams.)

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Lars GullinNew Sounds From Sweden Vol 7 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A rare American 10" release from Swedish baritonist Lars Gullin – probably the most-issued European jazzman in the US during the postwar years! The set features a quartet – with Lars on baritone sax, Ake Persson on trombone, Simon Brehm on bass, and Jack Noren on drums – all working in a cool piano-less groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear in one corner.)

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✨✧ Gordon Parks/OC SmithShaft's Big Score ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good- ... $8.99
After directing the first Shaft film, and letting Isaac Hayes have such a big hit with the music, Parks decided to handle the music for this sequel himself – and scored the whole thing with just as much skill as Hayes! The music is conducted by Dick Hazard, and produced by jazzman Tom McIntosh – but all the scoring is done by Parks, and he stays very true to the funky vibe set up by Hayes. OC Smith sings the vocal theme follow-up – called "Blowin Your Mind", which has a very similar groove to "Shaft" – plus two other surprisingly nice numbers, the funky "Move On In" and the mellow "Don't Misunderstand". Side two features the stunning "Symphony for Shafted Souls", a 13 minute instrumental suite that has lots of groovy chase themes laid out by fast wah wah guitar and horn riffing! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has splitting on the spine and a DJ sticker on back.)

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Ben Watt with Robert WyattSummer Into Winter/North Marine Drive ... LP
Rough Trade/Mirumir, 1981/1982. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A pair of rare recordings – brought together in a single album! The core of the set is North Martine Drive – a great album that Ben Watt recorded before teaming up with Tracey Thorn in Everything But The Girl – very different than his later solo work too! The tracks are similar to those on Tracey's solo album – with spare instrumentation (Watt on guitar and piano, and Brit jazzman Peter King on alto). Watt sings in moody, flat style, on a number of nice original compositions like "North Marine Drive", "Long Time No Sea", and "On Box Hill". The set also includes 5 tracks of material recorded with Robert Wyatt, from the rare EP Summer Into Winter! This stuff is great, and is a perfect meeting of 2 talents who were performing in a similar style at the time – despite later musical divergences in their careers. Titles include the wonderful "Walter & John", plus "Aquamarine", "Slipping Slowly", and "Another Conversation With Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 500! 140 gram white vinyl pressing!)

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VariousMovements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent years – right up there with the deepest funk you'd get from labels like Ace/Kent or Jazzman on their best compilations! And although other volumes have all been great, there's a special sort of magic this time around – an edge that really shows the evolution of Tramp's ear for picking a groove – and deep notes that also show their growing knowledge of the most obscure cuts from back in the day. We can guarantee there's plenty here you don't already have in your record collection – and titles include "Funky Screw" by Lee Fields, "Soul Chicken" by Bobby Allen & The Exceptions, "Ease It On In" by Sunrize, "Deepest Sympathy" by Theodis Ealey, "Tend To Your Business (parts 1 & 2)" by Wildfire, "Pat's Rubber Band" by Alley Pat, "Puttin It On Your Mind" by Jimmy Ellis, "Nobody Loves Me Like My Baby" by Jimmy Gilford, "99/44 100 Pure Love" by Al Reed, and "Monkey In A Sack" by Lil Buck & The Top Cats. CD

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VariousR&B & Classic Soul Vol 1 – Workin Man's Songs From The Cellar Of Soul – 1954 to 1962 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Deeply soulful sounds from a crucial time in music – that late 50s/early 60s stretch when R&B was merging into soul, and created so many wonderful records in the process! The set's filled with quick-stepping groovers that are on the hip side of the spectrum – tunes that might have a jazzy inflection here, or a skittish rhythm there – and always topped by a fantastic singer who really knows how to belt it out of the park! These are the same sort of gems we've been digging on Jazzman's Jukebox Jam series – and titles include "Screaming Please" by Buddy Ace, "Anytime" by Dee Irwin, "Where's My Money" by Willie Jones, "For This I Thank You" by Geno Parks Lovetones, "It's Alright" by Art Lassiter, "You Don't Have To Go" by Sam Myers, "A Help Each Other Romance" by Lavern Baker & Ben E King, "Miss You So" by Lillian Offitt, "Workin Man's Song" by The Falcons, and "Sally Lou" by Little Frankie Edwards. CD

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 3 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Smoking work from the early years of soul music – that time when the style was just coming into its own, through equal parts jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel! The cuts here are those which might be called R&B in another setting, but definitely work together to inform the roots of soul – all in the style that's carried on by the later 60s reissues on the Outta Sight label. Lots of the cuts have the feel of some of the best Jazzman/Jukebox Jam reissues in recent years – a very different take on R&B than previous generations of collectors have explored. Titles include "I Get The Feeling" by Eli Lee, "Let's Start A Romance" by Little Joe Hinton, "Hard Times" by Jacki Ross, "Cherringale" by Ed Townsend, "Twist 62" by Jerry McCain, "My Book" by Bruce Cloud, "The Girl That Radiates The Charm" by June Alexander, and "Dynamite" by Big Jay Bush & The Houserockers. CD

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VariousGet Your Lie Straight – A Galaxy Of Funky Soul ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An absolute funky monster! This set lays out an incredible batch of funk era singles from the vaults of Galaxy Records – and it shakes and burns all the way through, with lost funk bombs Bobby Rush, Rodger Collins, Bill Coday, Bobby Eaton, the Debonairs and others! It's comprised of mostly obscure 45s representing the stone funkiest records ever released by the Oakland-based Galaxy label – which was at this point sort of serving as the farm club for big brother label Fantasy Records. This one's essential, kids – just as worthy of your funk-loving dollar as the legendary rare funk compilations on Jazzman, Soul Fire or Stones Throw! 22 tracks in all: "Foxy Girls In Oakland", "Get Your Lie Straight", "Chicken Heads" by Bobby Rush, "Bring It On Up" by Loleatta Holloway, "I Love Her Too" by Lenny Williams, "People Say" by JJ Malone, "Try The Life" by Everyday People, "Man Power" (previously unreleased) by Ben & Larry, "My Money Is Funny" by the Right Kind, "The Iron Horse" by Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence, "I Get What I Want" by the Sequins and lots more! CD

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✨✧ Lars GullinLars Gullin Vol 7 – Silhouette 1951 to 1953 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Small group recordings from the great Lars Gullin – all recorded in Sweden in the early 50s, and issued by the Modern and Metronome labels on 10" and 7" vinyl releases! The first three tracks on the set are the rarest – as they were never issued at the time – material by a quartet that features Lars blowing beautifully on baritone, with great piano from Gunnar Svensson – on tunes that include "Alone", "The Continental", and "Stella By Starlight". Next are more great quartet tracks that have Rune Ofwerman on piano – on two takes of the tune "For Goofers Only", plus "All The Things You Are" and "You Go To My Head". Next are some of the best-known Gullin material to US listeners of the time – as they were also issued by Prestige as a 10" LP titled Lars Gullin & His Groups – making Gullin probably the most-issued European jazzman in the US during the postwar years! The music here is very much in keeping with the "groups" promised in the title – and Lars plays in an octet, quintet, and sextet – almost all of which have that tightly arranged, Swedish cool jazz approach. Titles include "Smooth Breeze", "Smart Alec", "Silhouette", "Merlin", "Apostrophe", "Disc Major", and "Colon". The last titles are from a very cool 10" album called Holiday For Piano – which came with a cover that had a "for sale" sign on a piano, and which has Gullin's group working piano-less – ala Gerry Mulligan – with Ake Persson's trombone sounding wonderful in the format, on titles that include "Sad Sally", "You Blew Out The Flame", "Holiday For Piano", "Night & Day", and "Brazil". Over 70 minutes of music – a real treasure at this price! CD

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✨✧ Quincy JonesGula Matari ... LP
A&M, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A real step forward for Quincy Jones – a record that really shows the jazzman moving into sophisticated new territory – a sound that's just right for the CTI generation! The album's got a vibe that's a bit similar to Quincy's Walking In Space album, but it's a lot deeper too – touched with some of the African elements you might guess from the title – arranged in ways that are often quite spacious, so that the tunes really take some time to find just the right groove! Backings are large, but show the leaner elements that Jones was bringing to his soundtrack work – and instrumentation includes vibes from Milt Jackson, marimba from Don Elliott, flute from Hubert Laws, soprano sax from Jerome Richardson, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard, trombone from Al Grey, and guitar from Eric Gale. Keyboards figure strongly – played by Herbie Hancock and Bob James – and special features include a bit of guitar and whistling from Toots Thielemans, plus some soulful vocals from Valerie Simpson. "Gula Matari" is an incredible 12 minute tribal groove – and other titles include a killer take on Nat Adderley's "Hummin", plus "Walkin" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original tan label pressing.)

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✨✧ Guy SkornikPour Pauwels ... CD
EMI/Lion, 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lost legendary work from Guy Skornik – a heady set from early 70s France, and proof that there's a hell of a lot of greatness to discover on that scene! The album's got a blend of psych fuzz and deeper ideas that's not that far from Serge Gainsbourg – although the overall presentation is more cerebral, and influenced by the ideas of GI Gurdjieff, carried out by Skornik in this sublime blend of acoustic elements and larger orchestrations directed by jazzman Ivan Jullien! Like some of the best French work of this time, the album has a wonderful balance between the personal and professional – the intimate and the ambitious – which really makes things exciting and fresh, and very different than anything you might have been digging on this side of the Atlantic at the time. Titles include "Realite", "L'Ile De Paques", "Fulcanni", "Je Vois Ce Que Je Crois", "Quest Ce Que Le Dream", and "Je Ne Sais Pas Je Ne Sais Plus Rien". CD

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✨✧ Bernard VitetLa Guepe ... LP
Futura/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sounds beyond compare – not just free jazz from the start of the 70s, but music that goes way beyond any simple expectations or classifications we might have! The session was put together by inventive French jazzman Bernard Vitet – who plays trumpet, piano, violin, and vibes on the record – but the overall approach is clearly collaborative, and has some 20th Century elements that almost recall some of the most memorable albums on the Italian Cramps label from the mid 70s! As with some of those, the date is a criss-crossing of contemporary thinking on musical structures with some of the freer jazz elements on the European scene – executed with a very wide range of sounds that come from the soprano and baritone sax of Jouk Minor, piano of Francois Tusques, bass and piano of Beb Guerin, tape recorders of Dominique Dalmasso, voice of Francoise Achard, trumpet of Jean-Paul Rondepierre, and vibes, percussion, and alto of Jean Guerin. Titles include "Et Cetera", "Balle De Fusil", "La Guepe E Le Fruit", "Trolley Gresilleur", and "Tojours Fourre Dans La Nectarotheque". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMovements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent years – right up there with the deepest funk you'd get from labels like Ace/Kent or Jazzman on their best compilations! And although other volumes have all been great, there's a special sort of magic this time around – an edge that really shows the evolution of Tramp's ear for picking a groove – and deep notes that also show their growing knowledge of the most obscure cuts from back in the day. We can guarantee there's plenty here you don't already have in your record collection – and titles include "Funky Screw" by Lee Fields, "Soul Chicken" by Bobby Allen & The Exceptions, "Ease It On In" by Sunrize, "Deepest Sympathy" by Theodis Ealey, "Tend To Your Business (parts 1 & 2)" by Wildfire, "Pat's Rubber Band" by Alley Pat, "Puttin It On Your Mind" by Jimmy Ellis, "Nobody Loves Me Like My Baby" by Jimmy Gilford, "99/44 100 Pure Love" by Al Reed, and "Monkey In A Sack" by Lil Buck & The Top Cats. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Movements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Gerardo FrisinaJoin The Dance ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2010. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Modal brilliance from Gerardo Frisina – possibly his greatest album ever, and a set that really shows his true transformation into a jazzman! The set's got a wide range of acoustic jazz instrumentation played live, and features none of the rhythm programs you might get on earlier Frisina records – a shift that has him moving in the same classic jazz space as labelmate Nicola Conte! As with Conte's recent records, there's a warmth and soul here that's undeniable – a feel that wraps up 50s Blue Note, 60s Italian jazz, and 70s MPS with ease – delivering something new and fresh for a younger generation in the process. Core instrumentation includes vibes, piano, tenor, flute, and trombone – and the set features guest vocals by Norma Winstone on one track, and Francesca Sortino on another. All other titles are instrumental, and tunes include "Titoro", "Joy Shout", "Will You Walk A Little Faster", "Tata Somba", "Mille E Una Notte", "High Hat", "Bubbly", and "Another Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eliana & Booker PittmanNews From Brazil (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Odeon/Think (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic set of jazzy samba by the legendary Eliana Pittman – one that's served up with some great bossa compositions and sweet larger backings from Maestro Gaya! Eliana's working here with Booker Pittman, who the liner notes bill as an American jazzman (from what we can tell with our broken Portuguese!) – and although he gets in a few saxophone solos on some tracks, the album's mostly Eliana's own, with vocals upfront in the mix, and a full, rich, slightly soulful set of backings from Gaya – all done in a nice mode that's a bit of a precursor to the later Blue Brazil sound. Titles include "Vagamente", "O Passarinho", "O Barquinho", "Vens So", "Mister Bossa Nova", "Voice Vai", "Amor No Samba", and "Nos E O Mar". CD
 
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Apricot Music Pit BandJazzmania ... LP
Orion, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $29.99
This is a nice album of funky jazz dance tracks, cut for the tiny Orion label, which specialized in musical themes for dance arrangements by Gus Giordano. The tracks on here are short, hard, and funky – and most of them are covers, redone with a tight groove just right for a jazz dance scene, or maybe for sampling! Titles include "Mighty Mighty", "Makin It", "Dynomite", a funky version of "Jaws", and a nice 70's electric take on "Peter Gunn". Nice stuff, and similar to a rare sound library recording! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams.)

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✨✧ John GraasJazzmantics ... LP
Decca, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Extremely tight west coast chamber jazz from Graas – working here with a nonet that features a shifting cast of members that includes Art Pepper, Conte Candoli, Shelly Manne, Bob Cooper, Jack Montrose, and Jack Sheldon. There's not a lot of surprises here – but the album is one of the best examples of the 2nd wave of LA cool that you could find, and is one of the more obscure sides of jazz to ever appear on Decca. Titles include "Flip Tip", "ID", "Petite Poem", "Jazz Overture", "Jazz Chorale", "Free & Easy", and "Will Success Spoil Rock n Roll?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split top seam , and light wear in one corner – but this is a nice copy overall.)
 
 
 



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