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MJT+3Daddy-O Presents MJT+3 ... LP
Argo, 1960. Good+ ... $19.99
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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✨✧ MJT+3Message From Walton Street ... CD
Vee Jay/Koch, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost session by this incredible hardbop group from Chicago! The MJT+3, although never hugely famous, are one of our favorite-ever jazz groups from the 60s. Under the aegis of drummer Walter Perkins, and including the talents of Harold Mabern, Frank Strozier, and Bob Cranshaw, the MJT+3 mixed soul jazz and modernist hardbop, with a crossbreeding of styles that spoke volumes about the group's mixed roots in Memphis and Chicago. We love all their albums from the old days – and this set of tunes is some of the best work we've ever heard from the group. The set was recorded in 1960 for Vee Jay, but never saw the light of day until this CD – which takes the original 7 tracks intended for release as an album, and adds in 8 other bonus and alternate takes. Titles include Perkins' great composition "No Land's Man", done later on the Booker Ervin album Exultation, plus "Jerry Lee", "Is It", "On The Show", and "Old Images". Proof that Chicago in the 60s was an incredible jazz town! CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ MJT+3Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy ... CD
Vee Jay (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 more of the lost albums by Chicago's supreme soul jazz hardbop group from the late 50's/early 60's! 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. Who cares, though, because these albums are both gems, and they groove along mightily from top to bottom. Strozier and Mabern are fantastic, and they bring a unique soul jazz approach from their native Memphis into play with the firey Chicago rhythm of Cranshaw and Perkins. Great stuff, great remastering, and a dozen tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Frank StrozierCool, Calm & Collected – The Unreleased Frank Strozier ... CD
Vee Jay, 1960. Used ... $6.99
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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Frank StrozierFantastic Frank Strozier (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vee Jay, 1959. Used ... $7.99
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 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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✨✧ Frank StrozierRemember Me ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily 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 ... LP
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 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. Titles include "WK Blues", "Waltz Of The Demons", "Runnin", and "Off Shore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove.)
Also available Fantastic Frank Strozier (with bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99
 
 
 



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