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MJT+3Branching Out ... LP LP format
Trip, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
2LP set that brings together some of the rare Vee Jay recordings by this legendary harbop group from Chicago! The band was led by the incredible (and incredibly overlooked) drummer Walter Perkins – and it featured Harold Mabern and Frank Strozier, both of whom are sensationally soulful soloists. The original albums are darn tough to find – and tracks include "Sweet Silver", "Lil'Abner", "Branching Out", and "Richie's Dilemma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, sticker spot, small center splits on the top seam, and a piece of tape on the spine.)

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New MJT+3Make Everybody Happy ... LP LP format
Vee Jay, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
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. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some pen, a couple of stains, a stereo sticker, and a partially split top seam.)
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Frank StrozierFantastic Frank Strozier ... CD CD format
Vee Jay (Spain), 1959. Used ... $9.99
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 recorde 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 excellent 24-bit remastering, and 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