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Kenny BurrellGeneration Ago Today ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A really sweet little album from guitarist Kenny Burrell – one in which he takes older tunes ("a generation ago"), and updates them with a sweetly compressed Verve 60s groove ("today"!) The record features 2 small groups – one with Ron Carter, Grady Tate, and Phil Woods; the other with Carter, Tate, and Richard Wyands – and the style is light, laidback, and recorded with a warm tone overall – in a mode that's almost a precursor to the CTI sound of the late 60s. Mike Maineri joins on vibes on one track – and titles include "Wholly Cats", "Rose Room", "As Long As I Live", and "A Smooth One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Kenny BurrellSwingin' ... LP
Blue Note (Japan), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $69.99
Rare sides by Kenny Burrell – recorded for Blue Note in the 50s, but unissued until the time of this early 80s Japanese-only release! The tracks are pulled from three different sessions, a couple of them live dates, and showcase Burrell in a variety of formats alongside top notch players like Tina Brooks, Junior Cook, Frank Foster, Louis Smith, Duke Jordan, Tommy Flanagan, Roland Hanna, Bobby Timmons, Art Blakey, Sam Jones, Shadow Wilson, Oscar Pettiford and Ben Tucker. Like so many other dynamite Japanese releases, this set showcases some terrific work, sides that it's hard to believe sat around on a shelf unplayed and unissued for so many years! Titles include "I Never Knew", "My Heart Stood Still", "Beef Blues Stew", "If You Could See Me Now" and "Swingin'". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese King pressing from 1980!)

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Kenny Burrell with the Jack McDuff QuartetCrash! ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... $14.99
Kenny Burrell joins the quartet of Hammond hero Brother Jack McDuff – in a session that's not only a classic Prestige cooker from the 60s, but also one of Kenny's most hard grooving albums of the decade! Jack's tight group really seem to push Burrell into some great new territory – a different groove than his Blue Note or Verve sides, with a bit more grit overall – although still plenty of those perfectly-chosen notes on his solos. Harold Vick's tenor sax is the main reed element here, although Eric Dixon also plays flute on one track – and remaining players include Joe Dukes on drums and Ray Barreto on congas, a player who didn't often work with Jack, but who's very welcome here. Tracks are longish, with an open-ended soul jazz feel – not really blowing session numbers, given McDuff's tight sense of rhythm, but a nice change from the usual. Titles include "Grease Monkey", "Nica's Dream", "Love Walked In", and "We'll Be Together Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, & OthersOpus In Swing ... LP
Savoy, 1956. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the greatest of the 50s Savoy "Opus" albums – and a loosely-done blowing session that's got a really unique feel! Instead of piano, the session features two guitarists – Kenny Burrell in lead and handling solos, and Freddie Greene comping in the background in a nicely rhythmic mode. Frank Wess plays flute throughout, and the mix of flute and two guitars is really wonderful – especially considering that the only other support they get here is from the bass of Eddie Jones and drums of Kenny Clarke. Tracks are all nice and long, and titles include "Wess Side", "East Wind", "Southern Exposure", and "Kansas City Side". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove and RVG etching.)
Also available Opus In Swing ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellBlue Moods ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice quartet session for Kenny Burrell, and one that's got an unusual lineup that includes Cecil Payne on baritone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. The tracks are long, with a nice laidback "blowing session" kind of feel. Titles include "Don't Cry Baby", "Drum Boogie", "Strictly Confidential", and "Perception". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellBlues – The Common Ground ... LP
Verve, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not "blues" like you might expect from the title – but a hip batch of tracks that has Kenny soloing over arrangements by Don Sebesky, playing in a warmly chromatic mode that's similar to the work that Wes Montgomery also cut with Sebesky. The tracks all have a nicely angular quality – Kenny taking care of the frontline solos with ease, and Sebesky letting the band fall behind him in broad washes of color, tone, and mood. Titles include "Sausalito Nights", "Were You There", "Burning Spear", "Angel Eyes", "The Preacher", and "The Common Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy, with moderate wear, duct tape on the spine, sticker, cutout hole, splitting and a checkout card.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... 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
(New York stereo pressing. Cover has some splitting on the seams.)
Also available Midnight Blue ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ 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
(Blue label stereo pressing.)
 
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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- ... $9.99
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. Cover has center splits on the top & bottom seams.)

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Wynton KellyWynton Kelly Piano ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good ... $11.99
A surprisingly wonderful set from Wynton Kelly – really fluid and swinging, and with a unique approach on half the material! The core group of the set features Kenny Burrell on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but then Jones sits it out on the second side of the record, making for a drum-less approach that's looser and freer than we might expect from Kelly. Not necessarily Ahmad Jamal, but really nice and fresh – and with tracks that include "Action", "Dark Eyes", "Strong Man", "Ill Wind", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on Victor. Cover has a little marker.)
Also available Wynton Kelly Piano ... CD 6.99

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Les McCannSoul Hits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A really hard-hitting groover from the great 60s trio of Les McCann – a set that adds in some extra guitar from Joe Pass, who definitely sounds his most soulful on the set! Joe grooves perfectly with Les' piano – and has almost a Kenny Burrell-like depth in tone throughout – one that we're not as likely to hear on other Pass sessions of this vintage, possibly because of the excellent rhythms from Paul Chambers on bass and Paul Humphrey on drums! Tunes are definitely the soul hits promised in the title – mostly numbers that were brimming up big in the soul jazz generation of the time, but given a particular Les McCann twist. Titles include "Sister Sadie", "Bag's Groove", "Back At The Chicken Shack", "Work Song", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Groove Yard", and "Sack O Woe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Phoenix AuthorityBlood, Sweat, & Brass ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A sweet batch of funky big band tracks – featuring a group led by Ernie Wilkins, and with work by players that include Hubert Laws, Chris Woods, Kenny Burrell, David Spinosa, Frank Owen, and Grady Tate! The rhythms are quite strong on the set – really kicking in with a lot of electric bass and a lot of punch – grooving hard with plenty of nice touches on organ and guitar. Tracks are mostly pretty hip covers, with titles that include "Everyday People", "Get Back", "Come Together", "Spinning Wheel", "Down On Me", "Journey To the Center Of The Mind", and "One". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ernest RanglinMod Mod Ranglin ... LP
Dub Store/Federal (Japan), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
One of those key 60s records that reminds us why Ernest Ranglin's always been one of the most unique talents on the electric guitar – partly a jazzman, and partly a formative force in the early sound of rocksteady and reggae on the Jamaican scene – as you'll hear on this sweet instrumental set! The album's got Ranglin working with deft skill on the guitar – echoing the chromes of Wes Montgomery one minute, or the sharper notes of Kenny Burrell the next – but all set to a groove that's got lots of ska and rocksteady in the rhythms, and maybe just a touch of mod vibes in the overall presentation! As part of that, there's some nice use of Hammond on the album – although often used in nicely subtle ways – and titles include "Archie", "La Bostella", "Walk Away", "Born Free", "You Won't See Me", "More Amore", and "What Now My Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 SmithJust Friends (aka House Party) ... LP
Blue Note/Sunset, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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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✨✧ Donald ByrdUp With Donald Byrd ... LP
Verve, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album, and unlike anything else Donald Byrd ever recorded – almost mad hodgepodge of the styles Byrd used at Blue Note, as the session brings together funky soul jazz with vocal backings – linking the groove of At The Races with the choral stylings of A New Perspective! The session's the brainchild of arranger Claus Ogerman – who scored "The Donald Byrd" singers to back up a core group that features Blue Note stalwarts Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, and Stanley Turrentine – plus some great soul jazz tenor work from Jimmy Heath. Verve scored something of a hit on the album – thanks to a tasty single version of Herbie's tunes "Blind Man, Blind Man" and "Cantelope Island" – but the whole thing's great overall, and other tracks include "My Babe", "Bossa", "You've Been Talkin Bout Me Baby", and "Boom Boom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing.)
Also available Up With Donald Byrd ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Terry GibbsTake It From Me ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really nice little session from Terry Gibbs – a rare one-off album for Impulse, and a straight jazz record that stands out from some of Terry's more gimmick-oriented albums of the 60s! Gibbs plays the vibes beautifully here – hitting with this sense of touch that really shines through – a really personal element that grabs us almost more than on earlier albums. The group's got a light, easygoing swing – one that really lets Terry take the lead at most points – and players include Kenny Burrell on guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. There's a few nice whimsical numbers on the set – showing Terry's (and the 60s in general) trend towards using the vibes in new ways and for new grooves – and titles include "Oge", "El Fatso", "Take It From Me", "Gee Dad It's A Deagan", and "8 LBs 10 oz". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Freddie RoachMo' Greens Please ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the raunchiest albums ever cut by organist Freddie Roach – not as high-reaching as some of his later work, but with lots of short tracks that groove with a tight jukebox organ/tenor approach! The band is a strong one – with Conrad Lester on tenor, Eddie Wright on guitar (replaced by Kenny Burrell on a few cuts, and Clarence Johnson on drums – a power packed quartet groove that's lean, clean, and simple – giving the record a raw sound that's a bit more Prestige Hammond than the usual Blue Note set! Titles include "Baby Don't You Cry", "I Know", "Googa Mooga", "Mo Greens Please", "Nada Bossa", and "Party Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split bottom seam, with aging and pen on the back. Vinyl plays with some clicks and crackles.)

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✨✧ Frank WessSteamin ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Frank Wess' strongest albums from the time – a harder-than-usual burner recorded with Kenny Burrell on guitar, plus Thad Jones trumpet, Mal Waldron piano, and rhythm by Paul Chambers and Art Taylor. Tracks are long and very jamming – almost in the mode of the Prestige blowing sessions of a few years hence, especially when Wess is playing tenor. Titles include "Count One", "Empty Street", "Steamin", and "Blue Jelly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has flaking, staining and splitting along the bottom due to moisture.)

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✨✧ VariousMod Jazz ... LP
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Mod Jazz ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsFunky ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Ammons' classic blowing sessions for Prestige, with an all-star lineup that includes Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Mal Waldron, and Kenny Burrell. The group plays together on 4 long tracks, and in a tight hardbop vein, with long soulful solos from every player. Titles include "Pint Size", "King Size", and "Funky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some surface wear, a split spine, and some splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithMidnight Special ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 RVG stamp and "ear". Cover has some wear.)
Also available Midnight Special (non RVG edition) ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ Ronnell BrightBright's Spot ... LP
Savoy, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Jimmy SmithMidnight Special ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Midnight Special (non RVG edition) ... CD 2.99
 
 
 



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