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Art Farmer, Frank Morgan, Lou Levy, Eric Von EssenCentral Avenue Reunion ... CD
Contemporary, 1990. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lou LevyHymn ... LP
Philips, 1962. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the cookinest albums we've ever heard from pianist Lou Levy – an obscure early 60s trio session that shows a whole new side of his sound! Lou's playing with likely suspects Max Bennett on bass and Stan Levy on drums – but unlike some of his west coast sides of the late 50s, this album's got a broader, freer approach – one that brings in more hues and colors than we're used to hearing in Lou's piano, and which has a kind of sparkle that we really love. Timings for the tunes are all a bit unconventional, making things more interesting even on the familiar tunes – and titles include "Davana", "My Old Flame", "Won't You Please Let Me In", "The Piccolino", and "The Hymn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove white label mono promo. Cover has a spot of sticker residue & light wear.)

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✨✧ Lou LevyJazz In Four Colors ... LP
RCA, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records we've ever heard from pianist Lou Levy – a record that steps past the simple format of earlier records, into a style that's slightly modern, and very cool – thanks to the addition of vibes to his usual trio format. Larry Bunker plays vibes on the record, and rhythm's by Stan Levy and Leroy Vinnegar – both of whom hip things up nicely, and give the album a soulful bottom that offsets Levy's sprightly piano lines in a wonderful way. A real delight, even on the familiar tunes – and titles include "Gray Fox", "Tune Up", "Without You", "Wail Street", "Star Eyes", "Imagination", and "Indiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams & a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Bud Shank & Lou LevyJazz In Hollywood ... CD
Nocturne/OJC, 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Conte Candoli & Lou LevyWest Coast Wailers ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost west coast gem from the 50s – a unique quintet session for Atlantic Records, cut by a group co-led by trumpeter Conte Candoli and pianist Lou Levy! There's a bit more fire here than in some of the other sides from the time by the players – especially Levy – and in a way, the record goes a bit farther past the limits of Candoli's Bethlehem sessions, showcasing an especially searing sound in his horn! Other players here include the great Bill Holman on tenor, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums – and titles are all hard and short, and include "Marcia Lee", "Pete's Alibi", "Jordu", "Cheremoya", and "Comes Love". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
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Manny AlbamJazz Greats Of Our Time Vol 2 ... LP
Coral, 1957. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Following up the strength of the first Jazz Greats set, Manny returns with a west coast version of the project – one that features players that include Richie Kamuca, Conte Candoli, Jack Sheldon, Bill Holman, Lou Levy, Charlie Mariano, and Shelly Manne – all dependable stalwarts of the west coast scene, as reliable as they were "great"! The album also features a mysterious "Trumpeter X", who may well be Harry Edison from the notes on the album's hints at his identity – and proceedings overall are very much in Albam's best "tight arrangements with room for jazz solo space" style of the 50s. Tracks include "Interwoven", "Afterthoughts", "Sweet's Bread", and "Thunder Burt". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove, in the textured cover, with some aging, half split spine, and sticker remnants on back.)

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Bobby DarinFrom Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1964. Used ... $14.99
One of Bobby's best records for Capitol – a straight set of pop tunes and standards, arranged and conducted by Richard Wess (who arranged Darin's hit "Mack The Knife" for Atco), and featuring jazz players that include Bud Shank, Plas Johnson, Pete Candoli, and Lou Levy. Titles include "Look At Me", "Where Love Has gone", "Sunday In New York", "Goodbye Charlie", "Call Me Irresponsible", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Charade", and "The End Of Never" and "Look At Me", both original tunes by Darin. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Bobby DarinFrom Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie/Venice Blue ... CD
Capitol/Exemplar, Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
One of Bobby's best records for Capitol – a straight set of pop tunes and standards, arranged and conducted by Richard Wess (who arranged Darin's hit "Mack The Knife" for Atco), and featuring jazz players that include Bud Shank, Plas Johnson, Pete Candoli, and Lou Levy. Titles include "Look At Me", "Where Love Has gone", "Sunday In New York", "Goodbye Charlie", "Call Me Irresponsible", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Charade", and "The End Of Never" and "Look At Me", both original tunes by Darin. This CD also includes the album Venice Blue! CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan GetzAward Winner (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print Verve master edition.)

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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
(Mono pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has yellow tape holding all seams and some surface wear.)

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Stan LeveyStan Levey Quintet ... LP
Mode, 1957. Very Good ... $29.99
A gem of a set from drummer Stan Levey – one that features some incredible tenor work from Richie Kamuca! The album's got a relaxed feel that's different than a lot of Stan's other sets – not nearly so tightly arranged as before, and with room for Kamuca to open up on tenor in that magnificent tone of his, with some additional strong work in the frontline from trumpeter Conte Candoli – and some inventive piano work from Lou Levy, who manages to give the record a real sense of depth with his phrasing. Levey's leadership is wonderful on the set – very much in the background, but with a warmth that's clear in the playing of all the members of the group – and a clear inspiration to make the record more than just another "players you know from larger groups heard in a quickly done small group session". Tracks are longish, and titles include 2 great Kamuca originals – "Stan Still" and "One For Joan" – plus "Ole Man Rebop", "What Can I Say", and "Old Folks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Warne MarshAll Music ... LP
Nessa, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A wonderful later album from 50s cool jazz saxophonist Warne Marsh – one that really has an incredible focus on his tone! With his combination of a warm full tone and cool post-Tristano phrasing, Marsh has one of the most singular voices on the tenor, and one of our favorites! This mid 70s recording has him heading up a quartet playing modern bop, with Lou Levy on piano and Jake Hanna & Fred Atwood providing the pulse underneath. Unlike a lot of other players, Marsh didn't slow down or lose it in later years and his concept sounds as fresh in these later recordings as it does on his classic sides with Konitz & Tristano. The group shines on the Tristano number "317 East 32nd" and Konitz's "Subconscious-Lee" and there's some Warsh & Levy originals too, like "Lunarcy" & "Background Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Nessa pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Sonny StittDon't Call Me Bird (Saxophone Supremacy/Swings The Most) ... CD
Verve/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1959. Used ... $9.99
A great double-length CD – one that reunites the complete sessions for two Sonny Stitt albums on Verve! First up is Saxophone Supremacy – one of those masterful albums Stitt 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". The second album is Sonny Stitt Swings The Most – a near perfect example of a saxophone master at his height! The record features Sonny blowing alongside the LA trio of Mel Lewis on drums, Lou Levy on piano, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – but hitting all the tunes with a powerful, professional approach that makes us know he'd sound this great, no matter what the setting. The tunes are wonderfully understated, but offer up a casebook example of just how great jazz soloing can be when it's handled this well – never overdone or overblown, with notes that are improvised, but fall into place magically – as if they always knew where to belong in the first place! Titles include "Jaunty", "The Lonesome Road", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Blue Sunday", and "That's The Way To Be", with a tiny bit of vocal by Stitt! CD

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Pinky WintersLet's Be Buddies ... LP
Jacqueline, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An obscure later session from the vocalist who made some great albums at the end of the 50s – still very much in fine form here, and working with spare backings from Lou Levy on piano and Monty Budwig on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittSaxophone Supremacy ... LP
Verve, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(MGM pressing, in nice shape! Cover has one small vintage sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzEast Of The Sun – The West Coast Sessions (3CD set) ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great 3CD package, with loads of unreleased material – bringing together all of the famous west coast sessions recorded by Stan Getz for Verve – with work by Conte Candoli on trumpet, Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums! CD
(Out of print. Spine has light wear.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Gerry MulliganGetz Meets Mulligan In Hi Fi ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi Fi ... LP 9.99

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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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✨✧ Art Pepper with Sonny StittWest Coast Sessions Vol 1 – Sonny Stitt (Groovin High/Atlas Blues/bonus tracks) ... CD
Yupiteru/Omnivore, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two albums with a very unusual pedigree – both recorded for the Japanese Yupiteru/Atlas Records label – both as Art Pepper sessions, but with Sonny Stitt in the lead – because Pepper was then under contract to Fantasy Records! Both albums are great, and have Art in some of the sharpest settings of his later years – as Sonny Stit's alto sax seems to bring out an even bolder tone in Pepper's horn – as does the approach of the record label, with is maybe a bit more focused than some of the freewheeling tracks from the Fantasy/Galaxy years. The groups feature Lou Levy or Russ Freeman on piano, John Heard or Chuck DeMonico on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums – and titles include "Walkin", "Wee", "Bernie's Tune", "Atlas Blues", "Lester Leaps In", "Imagination", "Autumn In New York", "My Funny Valentine", and "Lover Man". Also features four bonus alternate takes from the first album! CD
 
 
 



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