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Conte Candoli & Lou LevyWest Coast Wailers ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Conte Candoli & Lou Levy/Chris ConnorWest Coast Wailers/Sings Ballads Of The Sad Cafe ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1957/1959. Used ... $6.99
2 icy-cool jazz classics on one CD! The Candoli/Levy session is one of Conte's best-ever records, and it features a tight west coast jazz group playing great hard little numbers like "Pete's Alibi", "Jordu", "Cheremoya", and "Comes Love". Bill Holman's on tenor, and the rhythm section features Leroy Vinnegar and Lawrence Marable – and the whole thing's one of the best (and most overlooked) west coast sessions of the late 50s! Ballads of The Sad Cafe is one of the most heartbreaking albums ever cut by Chris Connor – and it features the lovely vocalist working her way through a great set of moody tracks, with stunning arrangements by Ralph Sharon. Titles include "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Bargain Day", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Ballad Of The Sad Cafe", and "The End Of A Love Affair". The backing is great, too, and it features many strong players! CD

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Bud Shank & Lou LevyJazz In Hollywood ... CD
Nocturne/OJC, 1954. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Farmer, Frank Morgan, Lou Levy, Eric Von EssenCentral Avenue Reunion ... LP
Contemporary, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Med Flory/Herb Geller/Lou LevyWest Coast Scene Vol 3 ... LP
Roulette/Vogue (UK), Mid 50s. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 70s UK collection that brings together rare work from the 50s west coast scene – a few different sessions together in one set! The record features a number of tracks by a Med Flory Orchestra, with Richie Kamuca and Bill Holman on tenors – plus some great sides by two different Herb Geller groups, one with Kenny Dorham on trumpet – as well as a few more tracks by the trio of pianist Lou Levy! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Warne Marsh with Lou LevyBallad Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Lou Levy on piano – on titles that include "Emily", "My Romance", "The Nearness Of You", and "Time On My Hands". CD features bonus alternate takes! CD

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✨✧ Lou LevyLou Levy Trio – Jazz in Hollywood Series ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout hole.)
 
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Conte CandoliConte Candoli (Bethlehem) (aka Powerhouse Trumpet) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good ... $39.99
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
(Heavy red label pressing with deep groove. Back cover has some wear.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A nice little Verve session that breaks from the usual format – especially the "Songbooks" one – and features Ella in LA with small group backing by Jim Hall, Lou Levy, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. The set was recorded live at the Crescendo – in a jazzily swinging mode that's a bit looser than some of Ella's other Verve sessions, but which still demonstrates some nice control on the vocals. Titles include "Mr Paganini", "Stairway To The Stars", "Air Mail Special", "Blue Moon", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on Polydor.)

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Stan GetzSteamer ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The title may be a bit strangely put – as "Steamer" isn't a word that we'd necessarily think to use with the gently flowing tenor tone of Stan Getz – but that doesn't stop the album from being a great one, and perhaps in Getz-like terms, it might well have a bit more steam than usual! The album features Getz in a quartet with a nicely flowing groove – nicely vamping piano from Lou Levy in the background on most numbers, and a definite edge in the lead tenor solos – still blown with the warmth of earlier Getz recordings, but perhaps showing some of the modern flourishes to come. Bass is by Leroy Vinnegar and drums are by Stan Levey – and titles include "Blues For Mary Jane", "There'll Never Be Another You", and "You're Blase". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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Stan GetzSteamer (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. Used ... $4.99
The title may be a bit strangely put – as "Steamer" isn't a word that we'd necessarily think to use with the gently flowing tenor tone of Stan Getz – but that doesn't stop the album from being a great one, and perhaps in Getz-like terms, it might well have a bit more steam than usual! The album features Getz in a quartet with a nicely flowing groove – nicely vamping piano from Lou Levy in the background on most numbers, and a definite edge in the lead tenor solos – still blown with the warmth of earlier Getz recordings, but perhaps showing some of the modern flourishes to come. Bass is by Leroy Vinnegar and drums are by Stan Levey – and titles include "Blues For Mary Jane", "There'll Never Be Another You", and "You're Blase". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan Getz & Gerry MulliganGetz Meets Mulligan In Hi Fi ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(UK pressing. Cover is faded.)

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Dizzy Gillespie/James Moody/Chubby JacksonBebop Enters Sweden 1947 – 1949 ... CD
Secret (France), Late 40s. Used ... $11.99
Excellent postwar material by American jazzmen in Sweden – a scene that was wonderfully receptive to our best bop styles! Includes material by Chubby Jackson & His Fifth Dimensional Jazz Group – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Frank Socolow on tenor, Terry Gibbs on vibes, and Lou Levy on piano – plus Dizzy Gillespie with a large group that also includes Benny Bailey and Dave Burns on trumpets, Bill Shepherd on trombone, Howard Johnson on alto, Cecil Payne on baritone, and John Lewis on piano! Last up is material that features James Moody on tenor with the jam session band of trumpeter Gosta Torner, which includes Arne Domnerus on alto and Gosta Theselius on piano. CD

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Woody HermanWoody Herman (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Very Good ... $3.99
Great work from Woody's late 40s years on Capitol Records – a time when he was one of the few bigger bandleaders who was open to really new ideas – working here with an amazing range of players who include Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Gene Ammons, Jimmy Giuffre, Serge Chaloff, Phil Urso, Conte Candoli, Dave McKenna, Bill Harris, Terry Gibbs, Shorty Rogers, and Lou Levy! LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of seam splitting on the bottom.)

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✨✧ Ballads For DreamersLoverman ... CD
Jazzette (Croatia), 1991/1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rotating cast including Lou Levy, Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Pedersen, Clark Terry, Alvin Queen and many others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldLive At Mister Kelly's (previously unreleased) ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real treasure from Ella Fitzgerald – a huge batch of previously unreleased live recordings from the 50s, all done at the legendary Chicago nightclub Mister Kelly's! However, the set's noteworthy not just because it's rare, but also because it offers Ella up in a relaxed, unfettered setting – a nice contrast to the smoother sound of the Verve studio albums of the time – or some of the more hyped-up festival appearances too – and instead, there's a personal, intimate sound here that's quite wonderful throughout, and which has really re-ignited our love of Ella's music! The sound quality is great – no dodgy crowd recording here – and the backing is by a trio that includes Lou Levy on piano, Max Bennett on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. 2CD set is divided up into a "main show" and a "late show" – and titles include "Perdido", "Your Red Wagon", "I'm Glad There Is You", "Bewitched", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Joe Williams Blues", "Witchcraft", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Exactly Like You", "S'Wonderful", and "My Funny Valentine". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzWest Coast Jazz ... LP
Verve, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic pairing of the tenor of Stan Getz and the gentle rhythms of the LA scene of the 50s – and a record that stands up beautifully over the years! Clearly, someone at Verve thought that Stan should get in on the bug for west coast jazz at the time – and although the date was recorded in LA with players from that scene, the overall sound is still strongly Getz-like – but almost a bit more open and fluid than usual! Tracks are all a bit longish, and the group features Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – plus Conte Candoli on trumpet, somewhat in the frontline, but never in a way that overshadows Stan's tenor. The album's got a great David Stone Martin cover – and titles include "East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)," "Four," "Night In Tunisia," and "Summertime." LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Columbia. Cover has some aging, splitting on the bottom seam, and a 3 inch tear at the bottom right corner.)

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✨✧ Vito PriceSwinging The Loop ... CD
Argo/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work from obscure Chicago tenor player Vito Price – recorded back in the days when there actually used to be a jazz scene in the city's center – also known as The Loop! Price was a New Yorker by birth, but worked in Chicago clubs, TV, and radio in the 50s – and was most likely brought to Argo for this session by Chubby Jackson – with whom he'd worked on a previous date for the label. Price has a strong, bold tone in his horn – swing-based, but with a fluid sense of movement that's absorbed plenty of bop – and on the album, he's playing in two different settings. Side one features a largeish group with two more trumpets and two trombones, and side two features a quintet with a slightly more intimate sound. Lou Levy plays piano in both groups, and titles include "Credo", "Eye Strain", "Swingin The Loop", "Mousey's Tune", and "Duddy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Vito PriceSwinging The Loop ... LP
Argo, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work from obscure Chicago tenor player Vito Price – recorded back in the days when there actually used to be a jazz scene in the city's center – also known as The Loop! Price was a New Yorker by birth, but worked in Chicago clubs, TV, and radio in the 50s – and was most likely brought to Argo for this session by Chubby Jackson – with whom he'd worked on a previous date for the label. Price has a strong, bold tone in his horn – swing-based, but with a fluid sense of movement that's absorbed plenty of bop – and on the album, he's playing in two different settings. Side one features a largeish group with two more trumpets and two trombones, and side two features a quintet with a slightly more intimate sound. Lou Levy plays piano in both groups, and titles include "Credo", "Eye Strain", "Swingin The Loop", "Mousey's Tune", and "Duddy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish reissue pressing. Cover has light wear & a name in marker on both sides.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz5 Original Albums (West Coast Jazz/In Stockholm/Steamer/Cool Sounds/Stan Meets Chet) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Five classic Stan Getz albums for Verve – all in a special package, in little LP-styled covers! First up is West Coast Jazz – a classic pairing of the tenor of Stan Getz and the gentle rhythms of the LA scene of the 50s – and a record that stands up beautifully over the years! Tracks are all a bit longish, and the group features Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – plus Conte Candoli on trumpet, somewhat in the frontline, but never in a way that overshadows Stan's tenor. The album's got a great David Stone Martin cover – and titles include "East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)," "Four," "Night In Tunisia," and "Summertime." Stan Getz In Stockholm allows Stan to showcase his affection for a jazz scene that had been growing strongly in the postwar years – often in directions that were similar to Stan's own sound at the time! The session is one of the first to pair Stan's tenor with a Swedish group – in this case the bass of Gunnar Johnson, drums of Anders Burman, and piano of Bengt Hallberg – the last of which brings sharper, more angular style to the music than some of Stan's accompanists on earlier American dates – pointing the way towards new experiments to come in his music! Next is Steamer – not a word that we'd necessarily think to use with the gently flowing tenor tone of Stan Getz – but that doesn't stop the album from being a great one, and perhaps in Getz-like terms, it might well have a bit more steam than usual! The album features Getz in a quartet with a nicely flowing groove – nicely vamping piano from Lou Levy in the background on most numbers, and a definite edge in the lead tenor solos – still blown with the warmth of earlier Getz recordings, but perhaps showing some of the modern flourishes to come. Bass is by Leroy Vinnegar and drums are by Stan Levey – and titles include "Blues For Mary Jane", "There'll Never Be Another You", and "You're Blase". Cool Sounds features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool sounds" title of the record – in that they feature Getz with the west coast lineup of Lou Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – heard more famously on Stan's West Coast album of the same time. But other sides feature a different grouping – with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass, and Max Roach on drums – offering up a different side of the west coast altogether. And still others take things back to more of an east coast modern style – by featuring either Tony Fruscella on trumpet or Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, in groups with John Williams on piano. The mix of material makes for a nicely-rounded portrait of Getz's talents in the mid 50s years! Last up is Stan Meets Chet – Stan Getz meets Chet Baker – A classic meeting of these two talents – recorded in Chicago with a Chicago rhythm section of Jodie Christian, Victor Sproles, and Marshall Thompson. The album's an odd one, and is recorded with less of the impeccability of some of Verve's other sessions (which is probaby how the Chicago team got in the action) – but given Baker's harder-edged proclivities at the time, the set's a very interesting one to hear, and the relaxed nature of the tracks brings out some important solo moments from both players. 4 long tracks – including "I'll Remember April", "Jordu", and "Half-Breed Apache". CD

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✨✧ Stan LeveyStan Levey Quintet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mode/VAP (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Ruth BrownYou Don't Know Me ... LP
Dobre, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An obscure little set from Ruth Brown – cut during some of her lesser-known years, and handled as a batch of straight jazz tunes – a nice change from her sound in the early days! The set's got Ruth singing with a nice small combo that includes Lou Levy on piano – working in a relaxed west coast groove that's a bit like some of the Lorez Alexandria sides from LA from the same period – steeped in R&B, but presented in a jazz mode with a bit more decorum than on earlier records! Titles include "Skylark", "Miss Brown's Blues", "Willow Weep For Me", and "You Don't Know Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ June ChristyImpromptu ... LP
Interplay, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure moment in June Christy's career, but a great one too – a rare later recording, done many years after her time at Capitol Records – in a laidback setting with a hip group of west coast players! June's voice definitely shows a bit of age, but she's still head and shoulders above most jazz singers of her generation – mixing subtle feeling and darkness together beautifully, in a way that makes for a wonderfully moody record! Lou Levy leads the group on piano, and other players include Bob Cooper on tenor and flute, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Jack Sheldon on trumpet – although the horns don't seem to appear on all the tracks on the date. Titles include "The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye", "My Shining Hour", "Once Upon A Summertime", "Show Me", "Willow Weep For Me", "Everything Must Change", and "Autumn Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, peeling along the bottom seam & a name in marker on both sides.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldTwelve Nights In Hollywood (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1961/1962. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Massive music from Ella Fitzgerald – 4CDs worth of sublime small group recordings – all of them live, and all of them previously unissued! The set follows the same format of the Verve Ella In Hollywood album – recorded in a small club setting, with combo backing that really lets Fitzgerald open up and swing – inflecting the tunes with the kind of warmth and spontaneity that she brought to her famous live performances of the time – which were almost always more compelling than her studio sides, no matter how great those were too! The first 3CDs feature material from two weeks' worth of recording in May of 1961 – with backing from Jim Hall on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – and CD four features Ella returning to Hollywood for two more nights in 1962, with trio backing from Paul Smith on piano, Middlebrooks on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. There's a massive 77 tracks in all – handsomely package in a hardcover 7" square book – which also features beautiful color pages inside, lots of notes on the music, and design that's every bit as groovy as the old albums on Verve. Titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "It's De-Lovely", "Lorelei", "I Can't Get Started", "Round Midnight", "Perdido", "Little White Lies", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", "Love For Sale", "Exactly Like You", "Mack The Knife", "Teach Me Tonight", "My Kind Of Boy", "It Had To Be You", "Hard Hearted Hannah", "All Of Me", and "Too Darn Hot/Ella's Twist". And, in case you're wondering, there's almost no repetition in the set at all – all discreet, unique tunes – not just the sort of rehash you might get in other concert box sets of this nature! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Frank RosolinoFrank Rosolino Quintet ... CD
Mode/VAP (Japan), 1957. Used ... $5.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Frank Rosolino Quintet ... LP 49.99

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Frank RosolinoFrank Rosolino Quintet ... LP
Mode, 1957. Very Good ... $49.99
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
Also available Frank Rosolino Quintet ... CD 5.99
 
 
 



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