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Kenny BurrellBoth Feet On The Ground ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Great Benny Golson arrangements! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo imprint.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellGuiding Spirit ... LP
Contemporary, 1989. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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✨✧ Kenny BurrellMan At Work ... LP
Cadet, 1959. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of Kenny's nicely grooving sides for Chess – recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1959, with a trio that features Richard Davis on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. Haynes' free touch on the kit really opens up the style of Kenny's playing – free, light, and lyrical, yet still quite soulful and filled with rhythm. Titles include "All Night Long", "Trio", "Will You Still Be Mine", "Soft Winds", and "Well You Needn't". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in a black & white cover, with a cutout notch and splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Recent reissue from 2008.)

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Kenny BurrellOde To 52nd Street ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole)

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Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Prestige/Analogue Productions, 1958. Sealed 2LP ... $79.99
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0179.)

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Gil Evans with Kenny Burrell & Phil WoodsGil Evans Orchestra/Kenny Burrell & Phil Woods – Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Rare material from Gil Evans' short-lived time on Verve Records – recorded in the early 60s, but not issued until this obscure 70s album! The set features Evans at his sharpest and most modern for the time – right up their with his best Impulse Records dates too – and key soloists include Kenny Burrell on guitar, Phil Woods on alto sax, Johnny Coles on trumpet, and Wayne Shorter on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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John JenkinsJohn Jenkins With Kenny Burrell ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Near Mint- ... $49.99
The great John Jenkins was one of the lesser-known sax stars to come out of the Chicago scene of the late 50s – but he was also one of the best! Jenkins played alto impeccably – with boppish agility, and a deep sense of soul that worked great on this one and only Blue Note session as a leader. The group features Kenny Burrell playing some of his best work on record – and the rhythm section features Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – playing in a rare non-Mingus appearance! Tracks include "Motif", "Sharon", "Blues For Two", and "Chalumeau" – and the session is a wonderful bit of lost Blue Note – great sharp edges from Jenkins' alto, and some warmer, rounder tones from Burrell on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing.)

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Kenny BurrellGuitar Forms ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Surprisingly wonderful work from Kenny! The album has Kenny's guitar set to arrangements by Gil Evans – who gives the session a modern edge that really sets it apart from other Burrell albums of the time. Kenny's freed to do his thing – wonderfully, we might add – and Gil paints these washes of sound, color, and tone with the help of hip players like Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Julius Watkins, Steve Lacy, Richie Kamuca, Elvin Jones, and Lee Konitz. Tracks include "Lotus Land", "Downstairs", "Moon & Sand", "Terrace Theme", "Greensleeves", and "Loie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing on Quality.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellOut Of This World ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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. Cover & labels have a name in marker. Cover has ring & edge wear and a split on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite Kenny Burrell albums – and a record with a much deeper feel than lots of his other work! Kenny cut this album with John Coltrane in 1958 – and the session's a real standout in both of their careers at the time – Kenny's, for being a well-crafted, highly-focused effort – and Coltrane's, for being a unique outing with a guitar, but one that's done with the same deep-spirited sound of his best work for Prestige. The group's a quintet, with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb in the rhythm section – and titles include "Big Paul", "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born?", "I Never Knew", and "Freight Trane". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (2LP 180 gram 45 RPM) ... LP 79.99

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellAll Day Long ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best blowing sessions on Prestige – and proof that Kenny Burrell could hit a nice groove when he wanted to! The record is a very open-ended set, and players include Burrell, Donald Byrd, Frank Foster, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, and Art Taylor. Side one features a great long track called "All Day Long", with loads of space and plenty of great soloing – a cut that is quite possibly THE blowing session tune from Prestige – as it's a perfect example of the label's work in that style, and one of the longest ever recorded in that format. Side two features shorter cuts "Slim Jim", "Say Listen", and "AT" – all a bit tighter, and still very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has wide masking tape on the spine, tape remnants on the seams, and adhesive residue on the front.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellSky Street ... LP
Fantasy, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features tenor and flute from Jerome Richardson – and electric and acoustic piano from Kirk Lightsey. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell On View At The Five Spot Cafe ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from the great guitarist Kenny Burrell – a smoking live session, and one that's got a bit more of an edge than some of his other records from the time! Kenny's guitar still has that impeccable tone throughout – but it's also matched by some wonderful tenor from the great Tina Brooks – making one of his few key Blue Note appearances here – in a massively cooking group that also features some piano from Bobby Timmons on three of the album's five tracks (Roland Hanna plays on the two others) – plus drums from Art Blakey, and bass from Ben Tucker – a pair wo work together wonderfully to create some really great grooves. Kenny himself seems to pick up great energy in the setting – and titles include "Lady Be Good", "Birk's Works", "36-23-36", and "Hallelujah". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Kenny Burrell & OthersEarthy ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
A well-named LP, as this hard-grooving blowing session is one of Kenny Burrell's earthiest performances – a no-nonsense, stripped-down batch of hardbop tunes that really lets him let loose! The format here is in the best late 50s Prestige blowing session mode – with rhythm from the trio of Mal Waldron on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums – plus added solo work from Art Farmer on trumpet, Al Cohn on tenor, and Hal McKusick on alto – all nicely loosened up, and good company for Kenny! Tracks are all longish, and titles include "Earthy", "Dayee", "The Front Line", "I Wouldn't", and "What's Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... 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
Also available Midnight Blue ... LP 14.99
 
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Ronnell BrightBright's Spot ... LP
Savoy, 1956. Near Mint- ... $38.99
One of the few albums as a leader from pianist Ronnell bright – a player who's best known for his work behind singers! The lineup is a trio – with the young Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Leonard Gaskin on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – hard to find in any format!)

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John Coltrane, Mal Waldron & OthersJazz Interplay ... LP
Prestige, 1957/1964. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
This 2 LP set comprises three different sessions recorded in 1957 all of which Coltrane and Waldron appear and they are joined by such players as Art Taylor on drums, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Idress Sulieman on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto sax and Sahib Shihab on alto as well. Tracks include "Interplay", "Anatomy", "Light Blue", "One By One", "Don't Explain", "From This Moment On", and "The Way You Look Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear and small stains.)

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Johnny HartmanI Just Dropped By To Say Hello (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Impulse (Germany), 1963. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
A beautiful album of dark-hued vocals – sung by Johnny Hartman with a quality that's as smokey as the image of him with a cigarette on the cover! The album set a whole new standard for male vocal jazz in the 60s – and is a distillation and refinement of earlier ideas in music by Billy Eckstine, taken down to more personal and fluid levels by Hartman – and recorded here with great small group baking that includes Illinois Jacquet on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. The vibe is very mellow, but never sloppy or sleepy – and titles include "Charade", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Stairway To the Stars", "Kiss & Run", "Our Time", "Don't You Know I Care", "If I'm Lucky", and "Don't Call It Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Milt JacksonBags & Flutes ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good ... $16.99
Excellent late 50s work by Milt Jackson for Atlantic! Bags & Flutes is very much in the style of Milt's classic Savoy sides from the preceding couple of years – mixing together his jazzy vibes with light lilting solos on flute, either by Bobby Jaspar or Frank Wess, Milt's old compatriot from the Savoy sessions. Piano is by Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones, and Kenny Burrell plays guitar on the whole album. Tracks include "Ghana", "Connie's Blues", "Sandy", "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" and "Bag's New Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing, with deep groove.)

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Milt Jackson & Coleman HawkinsBean Bags ... LP
Atlantic, 1958. Very Good ... $16.99
A wonderful little record – a real standout in both the careers of Milt Jackson and Coleman Hawkins! The album captures Hawk during his great later years – that time when his sound was even more soulful and inventive than ever – with lots of odd modern undercurrents that really work nicely with the album's slight Latin inflections – a bit like those you might hear on some of Hawkins' Impulse Records material from the same generation. Milt Jackson's vibes are great too – chromatic and edgey, and set up with rhythm support from Kenny Burrell on guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Titles include "Indian Blues", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Sandra's Blues", "Stuffy", and "Close Your Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Budd JohnsonFrench Cookin' ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good- ... $4.99
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. Vinyl has some marks that click.)

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Quincy JonesBirth Of A Band Vol 2 ... LP
Mercury (Japan), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
We've never seen an original pressing of "Volume 2" of this LP, so we're assuming this is a Japanese-only vinyl issue of outtakes from those sessions. The original side's a very swingin', very groovy early album from Quincy – a big band recording, but handled with soulful touches that really set it apart from the genre! The band is a great one all the way through, featuring solos by Zoot Sims, Sahib Shihab, Phil Woods, Clark Terry and Kenny Burrell. A number of tracks are in a soul jazz mode, others more straight ahead – 11 tracks in all, including "Moanin", "Daylie Double", "Syncopated Clock", "A Parisian Thoroughfare", "G'Wan Train" and "The Preacher". LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi, in the original plastic outer sleeve with hype sticker.)

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Bev KellyLove Locked Out ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The first Riverside album by Bev Kelly – an obscure ice-blond singer from the late 50s, with a sound that's much more in keeping with some of the vocalists on the Bethlehem label, than the few singers who cut sides for Riverside. Bev's got the great fortune to be working here with Jimmy Jones, who's done some great work for Sarah Vaughn over the years – and the small group backing on the album includes strong players like Kenny Burrell, Jerome Richardson, Milt Hinton, Roy Haynes, and Jones himself. Titles include "My Ship", "Lonelyville", "Lost April", "Love Look Away", "Thursday's Child", "Love Locked Out", and "Gloomy Sunday". A nice sad one – in case you couldn't guess by the titles! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing – with insert.)

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✨✧ Dory Langdon (Dory Previn)Leprechauns Are Upon Me ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $44.99
The first ever album by Dory Previn – recorded in the late 50s for Verve, as Dory Langdon! Just a year later, Dory would marry composer and pianist Andre Previn, but their professional relationship had already begun, as Andre plays piano here, along with jazz guitar great Kenny Burrell. It's done in an intimate jazzy style that's stylistically a world away form Dory's singer-songwriter records of the 70s, but it's charming, worthy stuff! Titles include "Can't We Be Enemies", "Lonely Girl In London", "Leprechauns Are Upon Me", "Carefree Love", "No", "Sea Shells", "Gooney Bird", "Just For Now", "Forget Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Charlie RouseBossa Nova Bacchanal ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Soulful bossa from Blue Note – and a real lost treasure! Tenor giant Charlie Rouse makes a rare appearance as a leader here – working with a percussion-heavy group that includes Willie Bobo, Potato Valdez, and Garvin Masseaux – and hitting a sax-meets-bossa groove that's simply outta site! The tunes on the set feature 2 guitarists – one of them Kenny Burrell – snaking alongside Rouse's tenor as he blows over the grooves – and the whole feel of the album's at once spare, yet full – quite different than the Brazilian take on bossa jazz, with a really uniquely wonderful sound! Titles include "Velhos Tempos", "Back To The Tropics", "Un Dia", and "In Martinique". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy SmithBack At The Chicken Shack ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Sealed ... $24.99
A partner album of sorts to Jimmy Smith's classic Midnight Special album – recorded during the same sessions as that one, and also featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor and Kenny Burrell on guitar! The sound here is almost even more open and stretched out – with only 4 long tracks on the album, 2 on each side – all offering up plenty of room for Jimmy to hit the Hammond with that keenly imaginative approach to a solo he was showing at this time – a style that proved that the instrument could do a lot more than just make weird noises or pump up the rhythm. Turrentine's tenor more than matches Jimmy's solos for imagination – and titles include "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", "Messy Bessie", "Minor Chant", and "Back At The Chicken Shack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, appears to be 70s or earlier. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jimmy SmithMidnight Special ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
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

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Leo WrightSuddenly The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good ... $6.99
A record of incredible beauty from the great Leo Wright – and one that we'd never part with at all! Wright's one of those excellent players from the 60s who never really gets his due – largely because he was always hiding behind larger groups, and because he left the US in the decade for an extended stint in Europe. Still he cut some fantastic early work with both Dizzy Gillespie and Lalo Schifrin – and this album captures him right during the peak of that early period! The record features light lively backing from a quartet that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and some tracks have a beautifully groovy sound that's slightly bossa, slightly soul jazz. One of the best of these is Wright's great cover of "A Felicidade", but the record contains many other great moments, like "The Wiggler", "Tali", "Sassy Lady", and "Dionysis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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VariousMod Jazz ... LP
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played big with the younger London crowd digging American music in the mid 60s – and also the kind of music you'd be likely to find blasting out of a backroom jukebox on the west side of Chicago! There's loads of rare single mixes of LP tracks on the set, and a number of smoking 45s from artists you might know better from more mainstream work – really hitting hard here, alongside a few special numbers from the indie underground too. Tracks are cool enough for old school hipsters – but appealing enough to bring in a new listener too – and as proof of that, we've given this one away for many years as a Christmas present. The collection features 25 tracks in all – non-stop pleasure throughout – with titles that include "Soul Shoutin" by Shirley Scott, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley Sextet, "Whip It On Me" by Billy Hawks, "Yeh Yeh" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, "I'm Ready" by Otis Spann, "Mama Rufus" by Merced Blue Notes, "Theme From NYPD" by Johnny Hammond, "Step Out & Get It" by The Nomos, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Mark Murphy, "Collard Greens" by Freddie McCoy, "Theme From The Carpetbaggers" by Jack McDuff, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Evil Ways" by Cal Tjader, "Kenny's Theme" by Kenny Burrell, and "Games" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ray Charles & Milt JacksonSoul Meeting ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Fairly decent jazz session, and one in which Ray plays alto sax and electric piano, along with his usual acoustic piano. Milt Jackson is on vibes, of course, and the rest of the group includes Kenny Burrell, Percy Heath, and Art Taylor. Titles include "Soul Meeting", "X Ray Blues", "Blue Genius", and "Bags Of Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Tommy Wolf/Fran LandesmanNervous Set ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A pretty darn great musical – even if you hate musicals! The Nervous Set was the work of songwriter Tommy Wolf and lyricist Fran Landesman – a team that's best known for their very hip 50s and 60s compositions, a number of which were sung by Jackie & Roy, Bob Dorough, and other underground intellectual jazz singers of the time. This musical's one of their greatest works together – a bit dated, sure, but also done with a freedom that lets them get wittier and more whimsical than on some of their straighter songs. Singers include Larry Hagman, Del Close, and Tani Seitz – and numbers include "Laught I Thought I'd Die", "Fun Life", "Party Song", "Night People", "How Do You Like Your Love", and "The Ballad Of The Sad Young Men". Jazz group on the set includes Kenny Burrell! LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label 6 eye Masterworks pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones, Jimmy McGriff, Jeremy Steig, & OthersJazz Wave Ltd On Tour – Volume 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from end of 60s Blue Note – and a record that might easily be passed up because it's a collection of work by various artists! Don't, though, because the set's wonderful – and features some smoking live recordings from some of Blue Note's best talents of the 60s, including a few who had already left the label! Highlights include a great version of Edu Lobo's "Reza" – done by Jeremy Steig with a trio that includes Ron Carter and Louis Hayes, and which runs for over 12 minutes! Other nice ones include "Slow But Sure" by Jimmy McGriff, "Greensleeves" by Kenny Burrell, "Don't Get Sassy" by Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, and the "Finale" – which has Steig, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy McGriff, and Burrell all soloing madly over a side-long number supported by the Jones/Lewis group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing.)

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✨✧ Della ReeseOne Of A Kind ... LP
Jazz A La Carte, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual set from Della Reese – an indie side from the late 70s, but also one of her hippest albums of the decade! The set's produced by Terry Gibbs, who really allows a relaxed feeling for the record – a laidback live approach that hits the same soulful vibe as Della's live work for ABC in the previous decade, but a bit looser overall. Players are all strong – and include Kenny Burrell on guitar, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Lou Levy on piano – who also handled the arrangements too. There's congas on most numbers, which gives the tunes a rolling, soulful kick – and titles include "Close To You", "Everybody's Blues", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Get Out Of Town", "Make Someone Happy", and "The Best Thing For You Is Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to be autographed by the artist inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithHome Cookin' ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(70s pressing with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithJust Friends (aka House Party) ... LP
Blue Note/Sunset, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best hard-wailing all-star sessions that Jimmy did so well for Blue Note! The album features an amazing array of top-line players – like Tina Brooks, Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Lou Donaldson, Art Blakey, and Kenny Burrell – and they all play with Smith in differing combinations, all of which have an open-ended groove that sounds very nice, and very much like the kind of material that Smith would have laid down at some small club in the late 50s. Titles include "Blues After All", "Au Privave", "Just Friends" and "Lover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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