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Kenny BurrellOut Of This World ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great little album by Burrell – one that has Ray Barretto on most cuts, giving the album a similar Latiny feel to his classic Midnight Blue album on Blue Note. The best part, though, is Coleman Hawkins, who plays tenor on 4 of the album's 7 tracks – 2 of which are bossa-tinged ditties, which sound like they're lifted right off of Ike Quebec's Soul Samba album. Rhythm is by Tommy Flanagan, Major Jolley, and Eddie Locke – and titles include "Tres Talbras", "Montono Blues", "Guilty", "No More", and "It's Getting Dark". Also issued as the album Bluesy Burrell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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New Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great great stuff – and for some folks, THE album by Kenny Burrell! This classic set features the guitarist in a quintet with Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Major Holly on bass, Bill English on drums, and the great Ray Barretto on conga – a really great lineup that sparkles with soulful imagination, and moves with a very rhythmic groove – thanks to Ray's extra percussion contribution on the bottom! Burrell's guitar somehow seems a bit harder and grittier than ever – and titles include the classic groover "Chittlins Con Carne", an early jazz dance classic – plus "Soul Lament", "Wavy Gravy", and "Mule". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kenny BurrellOde To 52nd Street ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Less of the bop tribute that you might think – given the title – and more of a groovy batch of jazz tracks, with arrangements by Richard Evans, in the soulful bouncy style that was his best standard for mid 60s work at Chess! Evans' work is what really makes the record sparkle – and Kenny's soloing here in a Verve-ish mode, floating over the top of a variety of material, both mellow and upbeat. Side one features the extended "Suite For Guitar & Orchestra" – and side two features "I Want My Baby Back", "Soulero", "Con Alma", and "Blues Fuse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing.)

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New Kenny BurrellTin Tin Deo ... LP
Concord, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(White label promo. Cover has ring & edge wear and seam splitting.)
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Ernie AndrewsErnie Andrews Sings From The Heart ... LP
Discovery, 1981. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Later work from Ernie Andrews – a singer we mostly know from his early 60s albums on Dot and Capitol – standout west coast jazz sets that marked Ernie as one of the real up-and-comers on that scene. The format here is a bit mellower than those records, but still pretty darn great – and overall, Ernie's singing with a bit more jazz inflection in his voice – really working the notes, especially on the mellower numbers – and getting some gentle backings from a group that includes Red Holloway, Buddy Collette, Harry Edison, and Kenny Burrell. Titles include "Again", "I Cover The Waterfront", "Please Let Me Forget", "There's Nothing Better To Do", and a version of Sam Dees' "One In A Million". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small crinkle on one corner.)

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Andy & The Bey SistersRound Midnight (original pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the rare few records recorded by a young Andy Bey and his sisters! The group was an obscure jazz harmony trio formed by Andy in his earlier years – and it features him on piano, joining with the vocals of his two sisters Salome and Geradine Bey – in a soulful, moody style that's unlike anything else we can think of! Their three heavenly voices are backed by Kenny Burrell's guitar, Milt Hinton's bass, and Osie Johnson's drums, and there's lots of room around the arrangments for the Beys to stretch out and sing beautifully. Includes a haunting arrangment of "Round Midnight", plus "God Bless The Child", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Solitude", and the "Love Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover is great on front – and has some very interesting jazz DJ notes on back.)

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New Ray Brown/Milt JacksonMuch In Common ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good ... $9.99
One of the first albums in what was to become a very successful pairing – the bass of Ray Brown and the vibes of Milt Jackson, working here in a down-homier setting that was miles away from his work with the MJQ! The set's got a light jazzy backing on most tracks – with some guitar from Kenny Burrell, some piano by Hank Jones, and some organ by Wild Bill Davis – and about half the tracks on the set feature vocals by gospel singer Marion Williams, singing here in a jazz/gospel style that comes across with a lot less of the hoke than you'd expect. Titles include "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "Nancy", "Much In Common", and "Gravy Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on back.)

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Vinnie BurkeString Jazz Quartet ... LP
ABC, 1957. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Features Burke on bass, Bobby Grillo or Kenny Burrell on guitar, Calo scott on cello, Dick Wetmore on violin, and Jimmy Campbell playing brushes on the Manhattan phone directory! Titles include "Topsy", "Blues For Skeeter", "Solar", "C & V", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of gloss separation along the opening.)

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Buck ClaytonBuckin' The Blues ... LP
Vanguard, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the nice sets of late 50s trad material recorded by Vanguard – and like the others, an album that's peppered with some bop elements, and a slightly freer approach than usual. Clayton's group features Kenny Burrell on guitar, Hank Jones on piano, Jo Jones on drums, and Earle Warren on alto – and the titles include "Blues Blase", "Buck Huckles", "Claytonia", "Cool Too", and "Squeeze Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and some stains.)

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Chris ConnorChris In Person ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Good+ ... $4.99
A nice little live set from Chris – recorded at the Village Vanguard with a group that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, Eddie De Haas on bass, Bill Rubenstein on piano, and Lex Humphries on drums. The setting of the album is similar to some of Chris' work at Bethlehem – very small combo and jazzy, save for the fact that there's a bit more "room" in the recording than on the very close-miked Bethlehem sessions. The approach is a great one to open up another new side of Connor's talents – and the album has a bit tighter feel than Chris' other live album from the same period. Titles include "Round Midnight", "All About Ronnie", "Fine & Dandy", "Misty", "Senor Blues", and "Angel Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a stereo stamp on the front.)

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Frank Foster, AK Salim, Billy Ver Planck, & OthersJazz Is Busting Out All Over ... LP
Savoy, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A compilation album, but one that's classic enough to stand on its own – thanks to a rock-solid roster of talent from the mighty Savoy Records catalog of the 50s! The format here follows in the looser blowing session mode of some of Savoy's best sides of the period – and groups shift from track to track, but really maintain the feel of the record overall. Titles include "Walkin" by a large group arranged by Billy Ver Planck, "Monday Stroll" by Frank Wess and Kenny Burrell, "Sram" by Yusef Lateef, "MC" by Frank Foster with Donald Byrd, "June Is Busting Out All Over" by AK Salim, "Stop"by Sonny Redd & Pepper Adams, and "Sugar Dugar" by Sahib Shihab with Phil Woods. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Coleman HawkinsHawk Relaxes ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.99
The Hawk Relaxes, but never lets himself go – and a set like this is a great illustration of the gentle genius that made so many later Coleman Hawkins records so great! The relaxed setting for this record is a perfect setting for Hawkins to open up and stretch out – working his tenor with a sound that has surprising modern edges, and unusual twists and turns, yet still all the careful economy of his better-known classic sides. There's a command of the instrument here that few other aging players ever seemed to muster – always a sense of new discovery and invention that marks the work strongly, even at a time when Hawkins could have been sitting on his laurels, playing the same old tune! Titles are all standards, but don't let that fool you – because there's plenty of magic in Coleman's versions of "Moonglow", "Just A Gigolo", "Speak Low", "When Day Is Done", and "I'll Never Be The Same". Oh, and we almost forgot – just because we're so focused on Hawkins – the other players include Ronnell Bright on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums – making a surprising early appearance here! LP, Vinyl record album
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Hawk Relaxes ... CD 6.99
Hawk Relaxes (RVG remaster series) ... CD 6.99

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Budd JohnsonFrench Cookin' ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
Groovy little record that has this funky tenor giant playing a bunch of tracks with a Frenchy feel to them. Budd's joined by Hank Jones on piano, plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, and a nice Latin rhythm section that includes Joe Venuto on vibes and marimba and Willie Rodriguez on percussion. The groove's even a bit more Latin than French, but you'll recognize some of the tracks as old Parisian standards, like "La Petite Valse", "Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and "Je T'Aime". Budd wrote two originals, too, and this is a nice tidy little set, and one of his lesser known sessions from the early 60's. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover & labels have a drillhole. Cover has some light wear.)

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Taft JordanTaft Jordan Plays Duke Ellington – Mood Indigo ... LP
Moodsville, 1961. Very Good ... $19.99
A great laidback set that shows trumpeter Taft Jordan in a completely different setting than the Ellington group – working here in a small combo with Kenny Burrell on guitar, Richard Wyands on piano, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. Tracks are shortish, but open and easy-going – lots of room for Jordan's trumpet to sparkle, plus some nice contributions from Burrell and Wyands as well. Titles include "Warm Valley", "Lost In Meditation", "In A Sentimental Mood", and "I Didn't Know About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Moodsville pressing with an RVG stamp. Cover has some clear tape on the spine and masking tape on the bottom seam.)

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Marian MontgomeryMarian Montgomery Swings For Winners & Losers ... LP
Capitol, 1963. Very Good+ ... $3.99
We love Marian Montgomery – and she's a heck of a great singer with a really unusual sound! In an early 60s work of sultry vixens, Marian's got a harder-swinging groove that's almost in a Ray Charles mode – clearly inspired by 50s R&B, but done with enough of a jazz flourish to expand out the sound nicely. Plus, she's got a really rhythmic approach to her work, no matter what the tune – which makes for an uncanny ability to turn even a sleeper into a surprising swinger. Here, it also helps that Dick Hyman's handling the arrangements – playing organ and piano himself on the record, and working with a small combo that includes Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman, Milt Hinton, and Willie Rodriguez. The whole thing's plenty great – and titles include "Breezin Along With The Breeze", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "My Buddy", "The Exciting Mister Fitch", "Deed I Do", and "All By Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dimensions In Jazz pressing. Cover has a Dimensions In Jazz sticker.)

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Jerome RichardsonMidnight Oil ... LP
Prestige, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few 50s albums as a leader from reedman Jerome Richardson – a hell of a player who made so many other folks' records sound great! Richardson plays both tenor and flute on the album – the latter of which is a real surprise, as it's got a moodier quality than on some of his other sessions of the period – often opting for soulful and subtle notes instead of more sprightly modes, and really showing some new range for the instrument in jazz. His tenor is great too – and really gets a nice showcase on side one – amidst a group that also includes Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Hank Jones on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Joe Benjamin on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. Titles include "Way In Blues", "Minorally", "Caravan", "Lyric", and "Delirious Trimmings". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny RollinsAlfie ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $49.99
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled with moody colors, great changes, and a vibrant sense of energy that's far deeper than the actual film! The group includes Phil Woods, Kenny Burrell, and J.J. Johnson, and they swing hard on all tracks. Titles include the 10 minute workout of "Alfie's Theme", plus a shorter "Differently" version" – plus "On Impulse", "Transition Theme", and "He's Younger Than You". Nice stuff throughout, and much more of a jazz album than a soundtrack! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some light wear, some small light stains, and a bit of peeling of the gloss finish on the back along part of the opening.)

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Jimmy SmithConfirmation ... LP
Blue Note, 1957/1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Prime Jimmy Smith material from his earliest years at Blue Note – hidden here under some more modern 70s cover art! The work here is very much in the best long-blown, open-ended style of Smith's jam session sides for the label – and the album features Jimmy's Hammond in the company of two different groups – one with George Coleman on tenor, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and Curtis Fuller on trombone – the other with Lou Donaldson on alto, Tina Brooks on tenor, and Morgan on trumpet! Kenny Burrell plays guitar, and all tracks are nice and long, with plenty of room for solos! Titles include "Cherokee", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a spot of price sticker residue, and some light wear.)

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Jimmy SmithHome Cookin' ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
Classic work from Jimmy Smith – a smokin' quartet session from the early 60's, one that sports a rare appearance by Percy France on tenor on most of the tracks! France has a great raw sound that gives the session a nice little edge – and the rest of the group features Kenny Burrell on guitar, Donald Bailey on drums, and Jimmy himself, wailing away on the Hammond! Titles include "Sugar Hill", "I Got A Woman", "Motoring Along", "Gracie", and "Messin Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(63rd Street pressing, with deep groove, RVG stamp, and "ear". Cover has some corner wear and a name in marker on front.[)

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Jimmy SmithKeep On Comin ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A great back to basics session from organist Jimmy Smith – recorded live in the early 80s, but with a freewheeling small combo sound that takes us back to his Blue Note years! The group on the album's a quartet – with Jimmy on both piano and organ, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Johnny Griffin on drums – and the tracks are long and open-ended, with plenty of solo space for all players – especially Burrell, whose warmly-colored lines really help shape the sound of the record. Titles include "No Problem", "Keep On Comin", "Callitwhachawanna", and "Be Yourself" – as well as a short piano solo medley from Jimmy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a few light stains, and a price sticker remnant.)

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New Jimmy SmithMidnight Special ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Good+ ... $9.99
A perennial favorite in the Jimmy Smith catalog for Blue Note – and a smoking little set that has Jimmy's Hammond grooving nicely alongside tenor from Stanley Turrentine and guitar from Kenny Burrell! Only Donald Bailey's drums remain from Jimmy's regular trio, but that shift is fine, given the strength of the other players here – especially Turrentine, whose sharp-edged tenor is always a welcome sound on any date at this point in his career! The tunes are a fair bit more focused than some of Jimmy's Blue Note work of a few years before, but that focus is what makes it a classic – and the tracks are still nice and long, with titles that include "A Subtle One", "Jumpin The Blues", "Midnight Special", "One O'Clock Jump", and "Why Was I Born". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with some stains on one label.)

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Jimmy SmithOrgan Grinder Swing ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
No hokey organ grinder here – no monkey on a leash, begging for change on a street corner – just a smoking little trio session that stands as one of the best records that Jimmy Smith ever recorded for Verve! The album's got a groove that's similar to Jimmy's early years at Blue Note – long, stretched-out tracks – played by a trio that features Kenny Burrell on guitar and Grady Tate on drums, with lots of room left for Jimmy to cook up mighty solos on the Hammond! There's loads of little twists and turns that make the session shine nicely – and titles include "Oh No, Babe", "Blues for J", "Greensleeves", and "The Organ Grinder's Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo pressing. Cover has light wear, with some fading on the spine.)

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Stanley TurrentineJubilee Shouts (Comin Your Way/Jubilee Shout) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962/1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A pair of great unreleased Stanley Turrentine albums for Blue Note – issued here for the first time ever! First up is Comin Your Way – one of our favorite-ever albums from the great Stanley Turrentine – a really hard-burning session from his earliest days as a leader – and one of the key dates he cut with his brother Tommy Turrentine on trumpet! Both players are wonderful – a sharply soulful team coming off of work with the Max Roach group, but even more confident and powerful as soloists here on this Blue Note session, where they really get to shine! Horace Parlan plays piano, and blocks out grooves that are perfect for each brother to really take flight on their solos – and although the album was originally unissued at the time it was recorded, it's gone onto become a key building block in Stan's legendary catalog. Titles include "Fine Lil' Lass", "Stolen Sweets", "Thomasville", and "My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me". Next is Jubilee Shout – a great example of the sheer raw power that Stan had in his tone before it got watered down by his pop-jazz recordings of the later 60s – a sharp edge and way of phrasing that's simply amazing – filled with soulful tradition, yet never prone to any of the cliches of contemporaries like David Newman or Don Wilkerson. The group here is a great one too – a sextet with the amazing Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, punching up some very sharp lines next to stan – plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Al Harewood on drums. Titles are a killer batch of spiritual-oriented soul jazz numbers like "Brother Tom", "Jubilee Shout", "My Ship", "Cotton Walk", and "You Said It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jimmy WitherspoonBaby Baby Baby ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Backings feature Kenny Burrell on guitar, Leo Wright on alto, and Gildo Mahones on piano! Titles include "Mean Old Frisco", "Rocks In My Bed", "Lonely Boy Blues", and "One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)