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Booker LittleBooker Little 4 & Max Roach ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $5.99
The legendary trumpeter Booker Little – paired here with drummer Max Roach, who was frequently Book's leader at the time! The set's got a sharp-edged and modern mix of hardbop and fresh ideas – very similar to the best Roach albums of the time – and with a similar sort of group – given that in addition to Little's trumpet, the set also features George Coleman on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Art Davis on bass! All arrangements were done by Little – making the album a real showcase of that bold vision in jazz that was taken from us all too soon – and titles include "Milestones", "Rounder's Mood", "Dungeon Waltz", and "Jewel's Tempo". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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Max RoachAward Winning Drummer ... LP
Time, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An obscure set from Max Roach – but right up there with his best work of the late 50s on Mercury and other labels! The album features the "award winning" drummer in a quintet with Booker Little on trumpet, Ray Draper on tuba, George Coleman on tenor, and Art Davis on bass – a cool piano-less group that hits some really unusual notes! Draper's horn provides a deep bottom to the record, mixing with Davis' exotic tones nicely – and the album represents Roach's increasing penchant for experimentation in the post Clifford Brown years – tunes with an offbeat edge that's really great. Titles include "Pies Of Quincy", "Tuba De Nod", "Milano", and "Sadiga". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Max RoachDeeds Not Words (second cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the directions Max would explore fully on the Candid, Impulse, and Fantasy labels in the 60s – an approach to hardbop that often really pushes its limits – not content to simply set up solos for the players, and instead moving with a much more forceful energy overall! Group members include Booker Little on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Ray Draper on tuba, and Art Davis on bass – and the lack of a piano makes for a very exciting sound! The album's got 2 great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", and the groundbreaking "Conversation" – a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(60s ABC/Riverside stereo pressing.)

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Max RoachIt's Time ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $14.99
Stunning! This is a beautiful album that's one of Max Roach's most powerful recordings, and a record that's been the inspiration for countless other imitations over the years. Roach leads a group with Richard Williams, Clifford Jordan, and Mal Waldron – and they're matched with a vocal chorus led by Coleridge Perkinson, who also did the arrangements for Donald Byrd's classic "with voices" albums. Unlike those, though, this set's a damn angry bunch of compositions, and the chorus wails away in a loud screaming powerful mode that will blow away any of your preconceptions about the "with voices" mode. The group sings wordless vocals (except for one cut, which has Abbey Lincoln singing in the lead), and provides a searing backdrop of sound for the band's razor sharp playing. Every cut's a winner, and the whole thing's a masterpiece! Titles include "The Profit", "It's Time", and "Another Valley". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Max RoachAward Winning Drummer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Time (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure set from Max Roach – but right up there with his best work of the late 50s on Mercury and other labels! The album features the "award winning" drummer in a quintet with Booker Little on trumpet, Ray Draper on tuba, George Coleman on tenor, and Art Davis on bass – a cool piano-less group that hits some really unusual notes! Draper's horn provides a deep bottom to the record, mixing with Davis' exotic tones nicely – and the album represents Roach's increasing penchant for experimentation in the post Clifford Brown years – tunes with an offbeat edge that's really great. Titles include "Pies Of Quincy", "Tuba De Nod", "Milano", and "Sadiga". CD features 6 bonus alternate takes too! CD
Also available Award Winning Drummer ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Max RoachMax Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker ... CD
Mercury, 1957/1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer batch of hardbop tracks – no-nonsense, straight-ahead, and with all the fire of Roach's work with Clifford Brown! The set was recorded a few years after the untimely death of the Brown/Roach group – and although the album's got "Charlie Parker" in the title, there's a lot more going on here than just a bop revival mode. Players include Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, and George Coleman – and the album's got that Prestige Records feel from the late 50s, similar to some of Mobley's own work for that label at the time. Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Confirmation", "Koko", "Billie's Bounce", and "Au Privave". CD also features 4 bonus cuts – "Anthropology", "Tune Up", "This Time The Dream's On Me", and "Raoul". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Max RoachDeeds Not Words ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the directions Max would explore fully on the Candid, Impulse, and Fantasy labels in the 60s – an approach to hardbop that often really pushes its limits – not content to simply set up solos for the players, and instead moving with a much more forceful energy overall! Group members include Booker Little on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Ray Draper on tuba, and Art Davis on bass – and the lack of a piano makes for a very exciting sound! The album's got 2 great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", and the groundbreaking "Conversation" – a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has moderate wear, with a split spine.)

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Joe HarriottHelter Skelter – Live, Rare, & Previously Unrelased Recordings 1955 to 1963 ... CD
Acrobat (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Rare work by one of the greatest saxophonists on the London scene in the 50s and 60s – Jamaican alto player Joe Harriott, who really burst into flame when he traveled overseas! This package brings together a few different slices of Harriott recordings during these important years – the first a 4-track EP that was originally released in 7" format by Columbia UK – with Joe on alto, Phil Seamen on drums, Max Harris on piano, and Sammy Stokes on bass – on titles that include "Dicky Bird", "Don't Blame Me", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". Next are two long tracks that were originally on a 10" album billed as the Melody Maker All-Stars, on Nixa – a group that also featured Don Rendell on tenor, Bill Le Sage on vibes, Dave Lee on piano, Kenny Baker on trumpet, and Allan Ganley on drums – all arranged and conducted by Johnny Dankworth – on the tracks "Top Score" and "Mood Indigo". Next are three tracks that Joe recorded with the group of German leader Kurt Edelhagen in 1959 – unissued titles that include "Night In Tunisia", "Autumn In New York", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". Last up are four more mostly unissued tracks from 1963 – featuring the Daily Mail International Jazz Festival All-Stars – which also included Shake Keane on trumpet, John Dankworth on alto, Allan Branscombe on vibes and piano, and Coleridge Goode on bass. Titles include "Festival Jump", "Helter Skelter", "Jackie-ing", and "Milestones". CD

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Booker LittleBooker Little & Friend ... CD
Bethlehem/Avenue, 1961. Used ... $9.99
A fantastic sextet session recorded in 1961, shortly before Booker Little's death – and filled with all the promise and power he ever packed into his playing! There's a sharp, angular groove to many of the numbers here – that mix of modern and hardbop that was cresting best in the early 60s Blue Note generation – and which echoes some of the work that Little had done with Max Roach in the years before this date. The lineup's filled with great players to help Book realize his strongest musical vision – Julian Priester on trombone, George Coleman on tenor, Don Friedman on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – and although the set's issued on the sometimes-staid Bethlehem label, it's got all the sharper edges of an early 60s date on a label like Impulse or Candid! Titles include "Matilde", "Booker's Blues", "Forward Flight", and "Victory and Sorrow". This CD reissue contains 2 alternate takes, too – for a total of 9 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print 1994 pressing.)

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✨✧ Booker LittleBooker Little & Friend ... LP
Bethlehem, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic sextet session recorded in 1961, shortly before Booker Little's death – and filled with all the promise and power he ever packed into his playing! There's a sharp, angular groove to many of the numbers here – that mix of modern and hardbop that was cresting best in the early 60s Blue Note generation – and which echoes some of the work that Little had done with Max Roach in the years before this date. The lineup's filled with great players to help Book realize his strongest musical vision – Julian Priester on trombone, George Coleman on tenor, Don Friedman on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – and although the set's issued on the sometimes-staid Bethlehem label, it's got all the sharper edges of an early 60s date on a label like Impulse or Candid! Titles include "Matilde", "Booker's Blues", "Forward Flight", and "Victory and Sorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese 70s pressing, on Polydor. NOTE – Cover is stained and flaky on the bottom half, with a stuck obi and cut corner.)
Also available Booker Little & Friend ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Joe HarriottHelter Skelter – Live, Rare, & Previously Unrelased Recordings 1955 to 1963 ... CD
Acrobat (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare work by one of the greatest saxophonists on the London scene in the 50s and 60s – Jamaican alto player Joe Harriott, who really burst into flame when he traveled overseas! This package brings together a few different slices of Harriott recordings during these important years – the first a 4-track EP that was originally released in 7" format by Columbia UK – with Joe on alto, Phil Seamen on drums, Max Harris on piano, and Sammy Stokes on bass – on titles that include "Dicky Bird", "Don't Blame Me", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". Next are two long tracks that were originally on a 10" album billed as the Melody Maker All-Stars, on Nixa – a group that also featured Don Rendell on tenor, Bill Le Sage on vibes, Dave Lee on piano, Kenny Baker on trumpet, and Allan Ganley on drums – all arranged and conducted by Johnny Dankworth – on the tracks "Top Score" and "Mood Indigo". Next are three tracks that Joe recorded with the group of German leader Kurt Edelhagen in 1959 – unissued titles that include "Night In Tunisia", "Autumn In New York", and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". Last up are four more mostly unissued tracks from 1963 – featuring the Daily Mail International Jazz Festival All-Stars – which also included Shake Keane on trumpet, John Dankworth on alto, Allan Branscombe on vibes and piano, and Coleridge Goode on bass. Titles include "Festival Jump", "Helter Skelter", "Jackie-ing", and "Milestones". CD
Also available Helter Skelter – Live, Rare, & Previously Unrelased Recordings 1955 to 1963 ... CD 14.99

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Donald ByrdNew Perspective ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Good+ ... $19.99
A classic album that mixes trumpet and voices in a swirling soulful sound that worked very well for Byrd's career! Byrd's sparkling trumpet fronts a tight septet that includes Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Burrell – and which is backed by arrangements by Coleridge Perkinson and Duke Pearson. The sound is beautiful and spiritual, with a sound that mixes Blue Note hardbop with a style that would later show up on labels like Strata East, or in the experiments of Max Roach and Billy Harper. The tracks are long and moody, and the vocal group never gets in the way, but instead backs Byrd in a way that lets him hit new heights, and which gives him a stronger sense of voice. Includes the classic "Christo Redentor", plus "Chant", "The Black Disciple", and "Elijah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdNew Perspective (non-RVG edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album that mixes trumpet and voices in a swirling soulful sound that worked very well for Byrd's career! Byrd's sparkling trumpet fronts a tight septet that includes Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Burrell – and which is backed by arrangements by Coleridge Perkinson and Duke Pearson. The sound is beautiful and spiritual, with a sound that mixes Blue Note hardbop with a style that would later show up on labels like Strata East, or in the experiments of Max Roach and Billy Harper. The tracks are long and moody, and the vocal group never gets in the way, but instead backs Byrd in a way that lets him hit new heights, and which gives him a stronger sense of voice. Includes the classic "Christo Redentor", plus "Chant", "The Black Disciple", and "Elijah". CD
Also available New Perspective ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkAll Monk – The Riverside Albums (16CD set) ... CD
Concord (Italy), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 16CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A full document of the genius of Thelonious Monk on Riverside Records – a late 50s stretch when the composer really came into his own – and delivered even more on the promise of his music than anyone would have expected just a few short years before! By the time of these albums, Monk was already a composer and pianist of some note – with some crucial recordings for Blue Note and Prestige under his belt. Yet at Riverside, he really got the chance to open up in so many different ways – move past the trio material that dominated his earlier years, and try out new modes that really exploded the sound of jazz for the modern generation – helping to bridge paths forward and back, introduce new voices to Monk's sonic spectrum, and lay the groundwork for creativity in the final years of his life. Some tracks are trio, a few are solo, but there's also really important work with horns – including tenor material by John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Griffin, and Sonny Rollins – as well as the formation of Monk's quartet with Charlie Rouse, which would dominate his Columbia Records material of the 60s. Even the drummers alone are great – a list that includes Art Taylor, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Kenny Clarke, and Art Blakey – and the set also features some trumpet work by Clark Terry at his hippest, plus Joe Gordon and Thad Jones. All albums come with original artwork, in small little LP-styled covers – and many feature bonus tracks too. Albums include Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington, Unique Thelonious Monk, Brilliant Corners, Thelonious Himself, Monk's Music, Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane, Mulligan Meets Monk, Thelonious In Action, Misterioso, At Town Hall, 5 By Monk By 5, Alone In San Francisco, At The Blackhawk, Monk In France, Thelonious Monk In Italy, and San Francisco Holiday. CD

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✨✧ OrgoneBeyond The Sun ... LP
Colemine, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Man, Orgone sound deeper here than we ever remember before – working with an even more classic soul groove than on their debut recordings for Ubiquity – even though those were totally great too! Orgone emerge here as way more than just another combo from the funky underground – and have this classic quality that really draws heavily from the lead vocals of Adryon De Leon, a singer who hearkens back to 70s funk divas like Maxayn or Betty Davis, but who can also lay into a mellower groove when she wants as well. The instrumentation follows suite, too – with a core focus on sharp guitars and keyboards, but sometimes expanded with a bit of horns that warm up perfectly in the production. These guys have found a surprisingly great home in the soulful style of the Shanachie label – and titles include "Don't Push Your Luck", "No Pain", "Picture On The Wall", "Meat Machine", "When Someone's Love Is Real", "Losin You", and "Down Down Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally on vinyl – nice 2LP pressing, too!)

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✨✧ Abbey LincolnTalking To The Sun ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
Something of a comeback set for Abbey Lincoln – an extremely powerful set from the early 80s, and one that helped set the tone for some great albums to come! Abbey's working here in a bold style that includes a fair bit of original material – done in collaboration with alto saxophonist Steve Coleman, whose edgey tone really adds a lot to the record! There's a sense of voice here that takes us back to Abbey's bold experiments with Max Roach in the early 60s – a righteous tone that effortlessly mixes politics and art, yet which never forgets its key mission of music. The set includes original compositions "The River", "Talking To The Sun", "People On The Street", and "Prelude/A Wedding Song" – plus a nice take on the Mercer/Mancini number "Whistling Away The Dark". CD
 
 
 



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