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MJT+3Make Everybody Happy ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. Very Good ... $6.99
A Windy City classic – from Vee Jay Records! The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass! Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time – a killer little group that was almost a Chicago secret back in the day, but one that's well worth discovering if you've got any sort of a love for hardbop or soul jazz! This oft-overlooked gem is one of the best hardbop albums to ever come out of Chicago, and it's got some great originals by Mabern – like "Richie's Dilemma" and "Make Everybody Happy" – plus a nice version of Booker Little's "Sweet Silver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear with a sticker in the top right corner.)

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✨✧ MJT+3Daddy-O Presents MJT+3 ... LP
Argo, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums of Chicago jazz from the 50s – and one of the greatest, too! Although Walter Perkins' MJT+3 went onto cut a number of records on Vee Jay with a different lineup, this early session features an all-Chicago lineup that differs from the later one, which was augmented by later visitors from Memphis, like Frank Strozier and Harold Mabern. In their place are prime Chicago talents, like altoist Nicky Hill, trumpeter Paul Serrano, and the great AACM composer/pianist Richard Muhal Abrams (playing here without the Muhal in his name!) The album's a complete delight, and is filled with loads of original compositions by Abrams that mix hard bop lines with more exotic lyrical conceptions – a true meeting of all the sides of jazz bubbling under in Chicago during the 50s, and a delight to listen to over and over again through the years! Titles include "No Land's Man", "Little Brother", "Egypic", "End Of The Line", and "Temporarily Out Of Order". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing. Cover has duct tape on the seams and spine, with heavy agingand some pen on back.)
 
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✨✧ VariousVery Best Of Vee Jay Jazz Vol 3 ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing jazz from Vee Jay Records – a label that's usually best remembered for its contributions to soul and blues music, thanks to its placement on the postwar Chicago scene – but an imprint that also recorded some excellent jazz material back in the day – really hard-hitting soul jazz and razor-sharp hardbop, very much on a par with the best Blue Note or Prestige work of the time! This overstuffed series is filled with wonderful jazz cuts from the label – including some rare alternate takes, too – and this third volume features 15 tracks that include "Pot Luck" by Wyton Kelly, "Body & Soul" by Sonny Stitt, "Branching Out" by MJT + 3, "Down" by Eddie Harris, "Sassy Ann" by Nat Adderley, "In A Sentimental Mood" by Sonny Stitt, "Persuasion" by Leroy Vinnegar, "Zarac The Evil One" by Eddie Higgins, "Just In Time" by Frank Strozier, and "Black Diamond" by Wayne Shorter. CD

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✨✧ Frank StrozierRemember Me ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A gem of a record – the kind of overlooked 70s session we really treasure! Reed player Frank Strozier was one of the all-time under-discovered greats – and this set reunites him with his old Memphis partner/MJT+3 bandmate, Harold Mabern – a perfect pairing for Strozier's warm and fluid style on alto sax and flute! The pair always worked perfectly together, and on this session of laidback modern soul jazz material, they hit a very nice groove, and play off the best of each other's warm lyrical tendencies. Other players include Danny Moore, Lisle Atkinson, and Michael Carvin – and the set's filled with great original tutnes that include "Kram Samba", "Neicy", "Sidestreet", "Hit It", and "For Our Elders". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frank StrozierCool, Calm & Collected – The Unreleased Frank Strozier ... CD
Vee Jay, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The incredible second album from saxophonist Frank Strozier – recorded for Vee Jay records after his initial debut, but for some reason never issued at the time! Strozier was really hitting on all burners at this point – fusing the Memphis soul of his roots with the soulful hardbop he was crafting in Chicago with Harold Mabern and the MJT+3 – a sound that he replicates nicely here, in an intimate quartet setting with Bill Lee on bass, Vernel Fournier on drums, and Billy Wallace on piano. The tunes are moody and soulful – a masterpiece in understatement, and proof that Strozier was one of the most inventive non-Charlie Parker inspired altoists of his time! The CD adds a huge amount of alternate takes to the original sessions – making for a total of 15 numbers in all, with titles that include "Day In Day Out", "Stairway To The Stars", "Cloudy & Cool", "She", "Chris", and "No More". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousVery Best Of Vee Jay Jazz Vol 2 ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing jazz from Vee Jay Records – a label that's usually best remembered for its contributions to soul and blues music, thanks to its placement on the postwar Chicago scene – but an imprint that also recorded some excellent jazz material back in the day – really hard-hitting soul jazz and razor-sharp hardbop, very much on a par with the best Blue Note or Prestige work of the time! This overstuffed series is filled with wonderful jazz cuts from the label – including some rare alternate takes, too – and this second volume features 15 tracks that include "Brother Spike" by MJT + 3, "Mack The Knife" by Wayne Shorter, "Spartacus" by Eddie Harris, "Sermonette" by Nat Adderley, "Dear Ann" by Paul Chambers, "Teef" by Louis Hayes, "Cousin Mary" by Buddy DeFranco, "Black Orpheus" by Wayne Shorter, "On Stage" by Wynton Kelly, "Blues For Big Scotia" by Eddie Higgins, and "Jugging Around" by Benny Green. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousVery Best Of Vee Jay Jazz Vol 5 ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing jazz from Vee Jay Records – a label that's usually best remembered for its contributions to soul and blues music, thanks to its placement on the postwar Chicago scene – but an imprint that also recorded some excellent jazz material back in the day – really hard-hitting soul jazz and razor-sharp hardbop, very much on a par with the best Blue Note or Prestige work of the time! This overstuffed series is filled with wonderful jazz cuts from the label – including some rare alternate takes, too – and this fifth volume features 15 cuts that include "Easy Living" by Lee Morgan, "The Dancing Bull" by Eddie Harris, "Kick Laugh Crawl" by Leroy Vinnegar, "Melody" by Paul Chambers, "Runnin" by Frank Strozier, "The Hearing" by Lee Morgan, "Jim Dog" by Benny Green, "Foot's Bag" by Eddie Higgins, "To Sheila" by MJT + 3, and "Powder Keg" by Wayne Shorter. CD

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✨✧ Harold MabernRakin' & Scrapin' ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent work from pianist Harold Mabern – a strong talent whose lyrical powers graced the MJT sides from Chicago on Vee Jay in the early 60s, and a player who also worked on some great Blue Note sessions in the mid 60s. This set is possibly his strongest for Prestige – a tight, hard batch of soul jazz tracks, with a more pronounced punch than some of his other work. The group is great – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Bill Lee on bass, and the excellent (and virtually unknown) Hugh Walker on drums. The album's got some great long cuts – including "Rakin & Scrapin", "Such Is Life", and "Aon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank StrozierRemember Me ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A gem of a record – the kind of overlooked 70s session we really treasure! Reed player Frank Strozier was one of the all-time under-discovered greats – and this set reunites him with his old Memphis partner/MJT+3 bandmate, Harold Mabern – a perfect pairing for Strozier's warm and fluid style on alto sax and flute! The pair always worked perfectly together, and on this session of laidback modern soul jazz material, they hit a very nice groove, and play off the best of each other's warm lyrical tendencies. Other players include Danny Moore, Lisle Atkinson, and Michael Carvin – and the set's filled with great original tutnes that include "Kram Samba", "Neicy", "Sidestreet", "Hit It", and "For Our Elders". CD

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✨✧ Frank StrozierFantastic Frank Strozier (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vee Jay, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A seminal early recording from one of our favorite reed players ever! In the late 1950s, the young Frank Strozier came up to Chicago from Memphis, along with his longtime friend, pianist Harold Mabern. The two of them both settled nicely in the city's MJT+3 combo, where they proceeded to record some incredible hardbop sessions for Vee Jay. During that same time, Strozier began to emerge as a strong soloist and a competent leader in his own right, and Vee Jay gave him a much-needed crack at this debut album. The session's a perfect showcase for Strozier's lyrical beauty, and given the quality of the work, it's a wonder he was never more famous. The group's a quintet, and Strozier's ably teamed with Booker Little, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. This great CD reissue features a few extra tracks that were not issued on the original album. Titles include "WK Blues", "A Starling's Theme", "Off Shore", "Lucka Duce", and "Tibbit". CD
(Out of print 90s Vee Jay US pressing. Spine has a cutout notch.)
 
 
 



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