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Lou LevyBy Myself ... CD
Verve/Gitanes (France), 1995. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Lou LevyMost Musical Fella ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A strong mid 50s trio outing from west coast pianist Lou Levy – recorded under the supervision of Shorty Rogers during his time working with RCA. The set's got a harder-swinging edge than you might expect – and grooves in the manner of some of Levy's other fine mid 50s work – thanks to excellent accompaniment from Max Bennett on bass and Stan Levy on drums. Lou's work on the keys really pushes things nicely – hitting some unexpected gutbuckety tones, and working with a bluesy undercurrent that's a far cry from his west coast roots. Titles include "Apartment 17", "Yesterdays", "Angel Eyes", "Lou's Blues", "How About You", and "Woody N Lou". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover is nice, but has some yellowed tape on the top seam.)

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Lou LevySolo Scene ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1956. Used ... $12.99
A rare session of solo piano from Lou Levy – quite an unusual format for any jazz musician at the time, and a set that has Levy sounding a lot more modern than on other dates recorded in the 50s! Lou really takes advantage of the setting here – and opens up with these unusual tones, timings, and colors – blocking things out in completely different ways than his trio dates, or his performances with larger groups – really making us amazed at the complexity in his work! Things are still relatively inside – but Levy's takes on the tunes almost show Tristano tendencies at times – or an Elmo Hope-like sense of play with familiar themes. Titles include "Get Happy", "Black Coffee", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "Violets For Your Furs", "Cheek To Cheek", and "I'll Take Romance". CD
Also available Solo Scene ... LP 14.99

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Lou LevySolo Scene ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A rare session of solo piano from Lou Levy – quite an unusual format for any jazz musician at the time, and a set that has Levy sounding a lot more modern than on other dates recorded in the 50s! Lou really takes advantage of the setting here – and opens up with these unusual tones, timings, and colors – blocking things out in completely different ways than his trio dates, or his performances with larger groups – really making us amazed at the complexity in his work! Things are still relatively inside – but Levy's takes on the tunes almost show Tristano tendencies at times – or an Elmo Hope-like sense of play with familiar themes. Titles include "Get Happy", "Black Coffee", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "Violets For Your Furs", "Cheek To Cheek", and "I'll Take Romance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove – very nice!)
Also available Solo Scene ... CD 12.99
 
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✨✧ Conte CandoliConte Candoli (Bethlehem) (aka Powerhouse Trumpet) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Near Mint- ... $79.99
One of the best 50s albums from trumpeter Conte Candoli – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given how often Conte recorded during the decade! The set's got an edge you don't always find on other Candoli sessions – especially some of the large group material – and the group's nice and small, and very tight – with Bill Holman on tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Larry Marable on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass. The quintet cooks wonderfully – with very sharp, soulful solos from both Holman and Candoli – at a level that's got more of the Mode Records bite than some other Bethlehem sides from the west coast at the time. Obviously, the rhythm section's a great one – and really helps the record cook – on titles that include "Full Count", "Four", "Groovin Higher", and "Jazz City Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing with laurel on label – very nice! Vinyl and cover are very nice overall – cover just has one small name on back, and a tiny bit of laminate peeling near the opening.)

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Pete Christlieb/Warne MarshApogee ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A brilliant set of post-post-post Konitz jazz – a late 70s Warne Marsh session, produced by Donald Fagan and Walter Becker of Steely Dan! Despite the smooth jazz feeling of Becker & Fagan's own work, the pair are completely respectful to Marsh and his twin-tenor frontman Pete Christlieb – recording them along with Lou Levy on piano, Jim Hughart on bass, and Nick Ceroli on drums, in a setting that's got a warm, acoustic feel. There's no tricks or electricity on the set – just a tight, angular approach to modern jazz – crafted in the twin-sax mode that Marsh recorded in often during the 50s. Titles include "Magnatism", "317 E 32nd", "Rapunzel", and "Tenors Of The Time". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Lunarcy", "Love Me", and "How About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp and a small peeled spot from an old sticker.)

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Dennis Farnon & His OrchestraCaution! Men Swinging ... LP
RCA, 1957. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Plenty of men swinging here – a great west coast lineup working under the leadership of Dennis Farnon, almost with the feel of RCA jazz soundtrack work of the time! The arrangements are pretty lively throughout – quite bold at points, and filled with nice colors – never too modern to lose their swing, yet always with a thoughtful sort of composition that goes way past typical big band hoke. Players include Pete Candoli and Don Fagerquist on trumpets, Bob Enevoldsen and Tommy Pederson on trombones, Ted Nash and Gene Cipriano on tenor sax, Howard Roberts on guitar, and either Lou Levy or Jimmy Rowles on piano. Titles include Farnon's own "Resume Speed" and "Caution! Men Swinging" – plus groovy versions of "South Of The Border", "Isle Of Capri", "Lover Come Back To Me", and "Three Little Words". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Stan GetzAward Winner ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
A great little follow-up to the classic West Coast Jazz album recorded by Stan Getz – and like that one, a set to feature some great rhythm accompaniment from the trio of Lou Levy on piano, Stan Levey on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass! The tracks are nice and open – with plenty of room for Stan to roam around – and although you might expect a tightly-arranged kind of sound from the west coast setting, the album's actually surprisingly more relaxed – a fair bit like some of the more open-ended jazz that Shelly Manne started to record on his own at the start of the 60s. Titles include "Where Or When", "Smiles", "This Can't Be Love", and "Woody 'n You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve inc pressing, with deep groove & trumpeter logo. Cover has half split seams.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Gerry MulliganGetz Meets Mulligan In Hi Fi ... LP
Verve, 1958. Good+ ... $9.99
The tenor of Stan Getz meets the baritone sax of Gerry Mulligan – and then they switch things around for half of the record, as Stan picks up the baritone and Mulligan takes on tenor! Gerry always seems to open up whole new sides of his playing when sharing the leader spotlight with another star – and here, in the company of Getz, he hits a shimmering, sparkling sound that's really great, and filled with feeling. Stan's wonderful too – very much in his best mid 50s Verve period – working in a groove that's deep and laidback, with a strong undercurrent of warmth – thanks to familiar rhythm backing from the trio of Lou Levy on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. Titles include "Anything Goes", "Ballad", and "That Old Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting & is held with wide clear tape.)

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Terry GibbsSwing Is Here – Terry Gibbs & His Big Band ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A great date from the big band of Terry Gibbs – an ensemble that's got a nice tight approach upfront, but which also lays back nicely to allow some room for solos! There's a sharpness in tone on this record that's pretty exciting here – with Gibbs vibes leading the swing with a nice, breezy feel – and a group of players working together masterfully. Sweeter and more enduring than a lot of of the big band of records of the era! Players include Al Porcino and Conte Candoli on trumpets, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and the great Joe Maini on alto – a player with a nice sharp edge who always brings a lot to a date! Other noteworthy players include Bill Perkins on tenor and Lou Levy on piano – and titles include "The Song Is You", Gibbs' originals "The Fat Man" and "It Might As Well Be Swing", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Evil Eyes", and "Back Bay Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and pen notations on the back.)

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✨✧ Stan LeveyThis Time The Drum's On Me ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Good ... $14.99
A nice little bit of bop from LA – a tightly-crafted mid 50s date for the Bethlehem label – featuring drummer Stan Levey at the head of a great group of horn players! The album features some standout work from Dexter Gordon on tenor – making a rare appearance here as a sideman – and the frontline of the sextet also features Conte Candoli on trumpet and Frank Rosolino on trombone – both well-matched players, especially at this point in their careers. The group's completed by Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Lou Levy on piano – and there's a bit more bite on some tracks than the usual Bethlehem set. Titles include "Diggin For Diz", "Ruby My Dear", "Tune Up", "Stanley The Steamer", and "This Time The Drum's On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging & peeling with clear tape along the seams.)

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Sonny StittSaxophone Supremacy ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Classic Sonny Stitt for Verve – one of those masterful albums he cut for the label in the 50s – all in a format that's misleadingly simple on paper, but surprisingly complex in execution! Stitt's backed by a trio that includes Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – but all players seem to hit a more deeply soulful groove than usual – just the right sound to match Sonny's sharper-edge groove, and near-perfect execution of his solos. Stitt's tone is right out front in the mix – beautifully recorded by Norman Granz, with as much respect to his sound as Sonny brings to his own renditions of the tunes. Titles include "Two Bad Days Blues", "Blue Smile", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "Just Friends". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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Pinky WintersShadow Of Your Smile (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cellar Door/M&I (Japan), 1983. Used ... $14.99
A beautiful tribute to the work of Johnny Mandel – easily one of the greatest composers of the modern age, partly a soundtrack genius, but also a richly talented songwriter with a great flair for a sad love song! Vocalist Pinky Winters performs a choice collection of Mandel's greatest numbers here – working with pianist Lou Levy in a set that's heavy on the most adult, mature themes of Mandel's 60s oeuvre. Winters' vocal performance is perfect for the material – straight, subtle, and sometimes somber – really bringing out the darker themes in Johnny's wonderful tunes, and really illuminating lyrics penned by Dave Frishberg, The Bergmans, and others. A few tracks feature bass work by Bill Takas, and titles include "The Shining Sea", "Close Enough For Love", "You Are There", "Emily", "A Time For Love", "Unless It's You", "Take Me Home", and "Don't Look Back". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan & Stan GetzGerry Mulligan Meets Stan Getz (second cover) ... LP
Verve, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little set that shouldn't work as well as it does! Mulligan's baritone work is cut nicely by Getz's wispy alto – making for a combination of horns that yeilds some wonderful moments that opens both players up more than usual for the time. Titles include "Anything Goes", "Ballad", and "That Old Feeling" – and the rhythm section features Lou Levy, Stan Levey, and Ray Brown. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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✨✧ SupersaxChasin The Bird ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bop modes, updated strongly for the 70s – and played by a hip group of older players who really know how to cook! Supersax is led by Med Flory on alto, who also did the arrangements – and works here with great reed help from Warne Marsh and Jay Migliori on tenor, Joe Lopes on alto, and Jack Nimitz on baritone – plus soaring sounds from Conte Candoli and Blue Mitchell on trumpets, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Lou Levy on piano – all of whom really help the reed players find their groove! Charts are large, as is the ensemble, but there's a nice sense of individual personalities too – even when all the saxophonists are taking a solo together at once. Titles include "Shaw Nuff", "Drifting On A Reed", "Oop Bop Sh'Bam", "Now's The Time", and "The Song Is You". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SupersaxSalt Peanuts – Supersax Plays Bird Vol 2 ... LP
Capitol, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Supersax – a record with plenty of classic bop elements, despite a very 70s-styled group name and cover! The combo's a large one, and features tight horn formation deftly cutting through a host of bop classics – lots of ensemble passages at the start, then breakout solos that really get things going! Horn players include Conte Candoli on trumpet, Carl Fontana on trombone, and supersax players Med Flory and Joe Lopes on alto, Warne Marsh and Jay Migliori on tenor, and Jack Nimitz on baritone. Ronnell Bright, Lou Levy, and Walter Bishop Jr handle the piano – and titles include "Confirmation", "Lover Man", "Salt Peanuts", "The Bird", "Groovin High", and "Yardbird Suite". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Conte CandoliConte Candoli (Bethlehem) (aka Powerhouse Trumpet) ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best 50s albums from trumpeter Conte Candoli – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given how often Conte recorded during the decade! The set's got an edge you don't always find on other Candoli sessions – especially some of the large group material – and the group's nice and small, and very tight – with Bill Holman on tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Larry Marable on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass. The quintet cooks wonderfully – with very sharp, soulful solos from both Holman and Candoli – at a level that's got more of the Mode Records bite than some other Bethlehem sides from the west coast at the time. Obviously, the rhythm section's a great one – and really helps the record cook – on titles that include "Full Count", "Four", "Groovin Higher", and "Jazz City Blues". CD

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✨✧ Chubby JacksonOoh What An Outfit – New York 1949 ... CD
Uptown, 1949. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A marvelous document of the power of bassist Chubby Jackson at his best – served up here in a double-length package of rare recordings from the end of the 40s! Chubby has a really unique place in jazz – a special space between bop and swing, where he was able to work with some of the best players of his generation – and help forge an audience for the modern tones of the newer music by bringing in some of the more powerful elements of the old! This quality really comes through in the initial batch of big band recordings in the package, which take up most of CD1 – tunes that echo some of the work Jackson had done with Woody Herman's group in the late 40s, but arguably even more hard-biting and boppish – with strong work from Frank Socolow on alto, Teddy Charles on vibes, Ray Turner and Al Young on tenor, and the trio of Norman Faye, Al Porcino, and Charlie Walp on trumpets. Arrangements are by drummer Tiny Khan for the big band sides – and the set also features smaller ensemble work with Gene Roland's Boppers, led by trumpeter Gene Roland – plus work by the quintet of vibist Joe Roland with singer Paula Castle. The set also features a very cool combo recorded in Sweden – Chubby Jackson's Fifth Dimensional Jazz Group – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Lou Levy on piano, and Frank Socolow on tenor. The whopping package features 2CDs, 37 tracks – and mixes together live tracks, radio broadcasts, and some rare recording sessions too. CD
 
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✨✧ Frank RosolinoFrank Rosolino Quintet ... LP
Mode, 1957. Very Good+ ... $59.99
One of the best albums on the rare Mode label – and a great quintet side by trombonist Frank Rosolino! The group here features Vince Guaraldi on piano, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Monty Budwig on bass, and Stan Levy on drums – and the sound's a lot harder than you'd expect from the combo. Guraldi's especially rough-edged – with a soulful sound that's quite different than his 60s recordings, one that sounds great next to Rosolino's horn. Titles include "Tuffy", "Fine Shape", "Cherry", "Let's Make It", "Fallout", "Thou Swell", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "They Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove! Vinyl is very nice – and cover is nice, too – save for a small name in one corner on the back.)

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VariousTrojan Presents Ragga – 40 Modern Dancehall Classics 1985 to 1995 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
Not the heavy-beat styles of the mainstream music that came to be known as dancehall – but the best early incarnations of the style, done at a time when Jamaican rhythms were beginning to incorporate digital elements – yet still hold onto all the soul that made the music great! There's some very subtle use of beats and keyboards here – amidst liver flourishes on other instruments, and plenty of great vocals in the lead – almost a re-ignition of the original spirit of reggae, as the style found a whole new way to grow for a new generation. The collection features loads of lesser-known gems – and titles include "Night Life Lady" by Half Pint, "Distant Lover" by Cultural Roots, "Type Of Loving" by Horace Martin & Tiger, "Lazy Body" by Sophia George, "Herbsman Hustling" by Sugar Minott, "Capture Rasta" by Culture, "Rub A Dub Soldier" by Paul Blake & The Bloodfire Posse, "Don't Throw It All Away" by Barrington Levy, "Zig It Up" by Ninjaman & Flourgon, and "Three Against War" by Tristan, Dennis, & Beenie Man. CD
 
 
 



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