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Conte Candoli & Lou LevyWest Coast Wailers ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1955. Used ... $6.99
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
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Lou LevyHymn ... LP
Philips, 1962. Very Good ... $16.99
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
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Lou LevyMost Musical Fella (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA (UK), 1956. New Copy ... $8.99
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". CD features the bonus track "Everything Happens To Me". CD

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✨✧ Lou LevyLunarcy ... CD
Verve, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful later work from pianist Lou Levy – with some sublime tenor from Pete Christlieb, who almost brings a Warne Marsh vibe to the set! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Warne Marsh with Lou LevyBallad Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1983. Used ... Temporarily 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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Conte CandoliConte Candoli (Bethlehem) (aka Powerhouse Trumpet) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good ... $19.99
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
(Original deep groove pressing! Cover has one slightly bumped corner, and some light wear on back – but very nice overall.)

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Conte CandoliPowerhouse Trumpet ... CD
Bethlehem/Rhino, 1956. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pete Christlieb & Warne MarshApogee ... CD
Warner, 1978. Used ... $5.99
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". CD
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp inside booklet.)

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Ella FitzgeraldTwelve Nights In Hollywood (4CD set) ... CD
Verve/Hip-O Select, 1961/1962. Used 4 CDs ... $69.99
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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✨✧ Herb GellerFire In The West (aka Herb Geller) ... LP
Jubilee, 1957. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A gem of a record – easily one of Herb Geller's best, and a set that definitely has the "fire" promised in the title! There's a bite to the record we really love – a quality in Geller's tone that really blows us away – and which has had us going back and re-evaluating his career after hearing this set. Part of the strength is the setting – a nicely dark vibe, typical to some of the other Jubilee jazz sessions of the time – played by a lineup that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Harold Land on tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Lawrence Marable on bass – an ensemble that have a fuller punch than some of Geller's other groups in the 60s. The track's are easily grooving hardbop numbers – nearly all originals, and handled with a style that's much more New York oriented than you'd expect from Geller's west coast roots. Titles include "S'Pacific View", "The Fruit", "Marable Eyes", "Melrose & Sam", and "An Air For The Heir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label stereo pressing, with deep groove.)

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Stan GetzSteamer ... CD
Verve/Jazz Society, 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". The CD includes a complete alternate take of "How About You?", and incomplete and false start takes "There Will Never Be Another You", "You're Blase", "Like Someone In Love", and "How About You?". CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry Gibbs, Victor Feldman, & Larry BunkerEsprit De Jazz (aka Jazz Band Ball Second Set) ... LP
Mode/Interlude, Late 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Jazz vibes galore – and a classic Mode session from 50s LA, featuring the talents of Terry Gibbs, Victor Feldman, and Larry Bunker on vibes – aided on rhythm by the trio of Lou Levy piano, Maz Bennett bass, and Mel Lewis on drums! The sound is cool, mellow, and very easy-going – really ringing out with a wonderfully colorful tone – in a way that takes best advantage of the chromatic hues of the instrument, and which also offsets some of the vibes by work on xylophone and marimba. And although the "jazz band ball" title might make you think that the whole thing's a hokey dance-based set, the sound of the record is every bit as cool as the William Box sketch on the cover! Titles include "The Dipsy Doodle", "Just Friends", "Allen's Alley", "Tangerine", and "Hollywood Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some staining along the top 2 inches.)

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Warne MarshAll Music ... LP
Nessa, 1976. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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 a small spot of tape.)

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Lenny NiehausI Swing For You ... LP
EmArcy, 1957. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Lennie swings, but he keeps it cool too – as this rare Mercury set steps off of the same octet energy Niehaus brought to his better-known sides for Contemporary in the mid 50s! The players here are a bit lesser known than some of Niehaus' other all-star groups – with Ken Shroyer on trombone, Ed Leddy on trumpet, and Steve Perlow on baritone – alongside some nicely searing tenor from Bill Perkins, whose presence always makes a set like this sparkle! Lou Levy plays piano and Red Kelly is on bass – and titles include "Soon", "Little Girl Blues", "P & L", "Four Eleven West", "He Ain't Got Rhythm", "Kiss Me & Kill Me With Love", and "I See Your Face Before Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing with deep groove – very nice! Cover and label each have a small cutout hole.)

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Herb GellerFire In The West (aka Herb Geller) ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... About June 29, 2016
A gem of a record – easily one of Herb Geller's best, and a set that definitely has the "fire" promised in the title! There's a bite to the record we really love – a quality in Geller's tone that really blows us away – and which has had us going back and re-evaluating his career after hearing this set. Part of the strength is the setting – a nicely dark vibe, typical to some of the other Jubilee jazz sessions of the time – played by a lineup that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Harold Land on tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Lawrence Marable on bass – an ensemble that have a fuller punch than some of Geller's other groups in the 60s. The track's are easily grooving hardbop numbers – nearly all originals, and handled with a style that's much more New York oriented than you'd expect from Geller's west coast roots. Titles include "S'Pacific View", "The Fruit", "Marable Eyes", "Melrose & Sam", and "An Air For The Heir". CD

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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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✨✧ Della ReeseOne Of A Kind ... LP
Jazz A La Carte, 1978. Used Gatefold ... 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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✨✧ Sonny StittSonny Stitt Blows The Blues (2LP 200 gram 45 RPM) ... LP
Verve/Analogue Productions, Late 50s. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
One of Stitt's classic Verve sides – a mellow late-night session done with a west coast soul jazz quartet that includes Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. Tracks are short, but Stitt's tone is impeccable – and the album's a key one for moving him away from the Parker-driven bop sound, into a mellower, more open-ended style that really showed his growth as a player. Titles include "Hymnal Blues", "A Blues Offering", "Morning After Blues", "Home Free Blues", and "Blue Devil Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition #0179.)
 
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Vince Guaraldi/Frank RosolinoFrank Rosolino Quintet ... LP
Mode/Premier, 1957. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A set issued under the name of Vince Guaraldi in this second pressing on the Premier label – even though it was recorded under the leadership of trombonist Frank Rosolino – who's also pictured on the cover! 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
(Cover has a few small bits of tape on the corners.)

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Philip Sainton/Louis LevyMoby Dick ... LP
RCA, 1956. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ VariousReal Authentic Reggae Volume 1 – Compiled By David Rodigan ... CD
BBE (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A breath of fresh air from top notch selector Dave Rodigan! BBE have never been slouches when recruiting compilers for their collections and mixes, and they keep up the pressure with this dynamite batch of reggae! Unlike so many of the other compilations you may have come across, this set goes the extra mile to pull together some tracks you don't have on half a dozen other discs, but all solid shots from start to finish, from heavy roots era numbers to bouncing modern sounds and easy, easy lovers jams! 20 choice cuts in all, including "Truth & Rights" by Ernest Wilson, "Keep That Light" by the Tamlins, "Deep InThe Dark" by Barrington Levy, "Ten Times Sweeter" by Winston Francis, "Turning Point" by Slim Smith, "My Girl" by Ini Kamoze, "Ghetto Man" by Roy Cousins & The Royals, "Stages In Life" by Dennis Brown, "Smile Orange Reggae" by the Crystalites, "Smile" by Suzanne Couch, "Let Them Talk" by Bitty McLean, "Chasing You" by Ronnie Davis, 'Love You Too Much" by ayne Wade and "Lead Us Father" by the African Brothers. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Carlos Nino & FriendsAurorasmushroomtenderness (with download) ... LP
Carlos Nino, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Dreamy soundscapes from cosmic spirit Carlos Nino and a host of diversely talented friends – including fellow Build An Ark alumni Dexter Story and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Dntel, Daedelus, adventurous new age-r Iasos, Beachwood Sparks strings player/sound designer Farmer Dave Scher, John Densmore of The Doors, jazz pianist Nate Morgan and others! There a spacious, hypnotic vibe here that's carried through with a very collaborative spirit – starting with keyboards and percussion-rooted soundscapes and compositions by Carlos, who sends his sketches out to the far-reaching roster of friends to freely contribute their own distinctive magic. We really love the looser, sparer and more hypnotic sounds, but there's some busier, more insistent material that hold it all together nicely. Includes "Aurorasmushroomtenderness" with Iasos, "Constellation Of Dancing Flutes" with Yaakov Levy, "Rhodestargate" with Nate Morgan & Dntel, "Mellohtronn Interlou" with Jim Lang, "Visionquest: Emergence" with Paul Livingstone, "Enter The Nowosphere Spaceways Radio Mix" with Deantoni Parks, Farmer Dave Scher, Cut Chemist, Kelsey Gonzalez, Dexter Story and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, "Meetor Shower" with Dntel, "Familyyy" with Nate Morgan, "8 Moons Blue" with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)
 
 
 



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