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✨✧ Quincy JonesNdeda ... LP
Mercury, 1972. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite the fact that this album's got an African-sounding name, and features a painting of Quincy in tribal garb, the album's actually a compilation of his 60's stuff for Mercury – which was not very Afro-funky, but which is still pretty darn groovy! The record's got his stunning cut "Soul Bossa Nova" (as used in Austin Powers!), plus lots of other groovy groovy stuff like "Jive Samba", "Lalo's Bossa Nova", "Rack 'em Up", "Harlem Drive", and "Gravy Waltz". Very nice stuff, and a great batch of material you can't find easily. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louis JordanMan, We're Wailin ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the heaviest of Louis' mid 50s recordings – recorded live, or so we're supposed to think by the subtitle – which reads "Louis Jordan & His Brilliant Tympany 5 In A Typical Late, Late, Late Night Club Performance"! Louis' voice and sax are better than we remember from many other recordings of the time – and he's backed by a small combo that includes Jackie Davis on organ, Irving Ashby on guitar, and Billy Hadnott on bass – all grooving in a loose and free style that makes for a nicely spontaneous feel. Titles include "The Jamf", "The Slop", "Saturday Night Fish Fry", "I Never Had A Chance", and "A Man Ain't A Man". Great stuff all around! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small center split on the spine.)

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✨✧ LA BoppersLA Boppers ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime work from this jazzy harmony combo – a really unique group who took older vocal modes and fused them onto tight modern soul grooves! This set may well be the best-ever from the group – a perfectly produced album done with Augie Johnson of At Home Productions – with a warmly sparkling vibe that's right up there with the best At Home work for Creative Source or Side Effect – both groups who'd be a good comparison to this one! There's a few upbeat funk numbers that are pretty sweet, but the best cuts are usually the laidback, mellower ones – which really have LA Boppers hitting their stride. Titles include the killer cut "Watching Life" – a smooth mellow groover, and one of their best tracks – plus "Saturday", "Funk It Out", "Life Is What You Make It", "You Did It Good", "Is This The Best", and "Are We Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Moms MableyOut On A Limb ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaTrumpet Africaine ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work by Hugh Masekela – recorded way before his big hits of the late 60s! The format is different than those recordings, too – with Hugh soloing on trumpet, over larger arrangements by Hugo Montenegro that have sort of a stock African soundtrack-y quality to them. The jazz component of the album is quite high, and all the playing is fairly lively – which makes for a fresh album that stands out strongly in Hugh's early catalog. Titles include "Satisfying Song", "Umhome", "Ox Drivers Song", "Click Song", "He's Gone Away", and "Sit Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ John Cougar MellencampLonesome Jubilee ... LP
Mercury, 1987. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Buddy MilesThem Changes ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark crossover album – featuring Buddy Miles' mixed Freedom Express group, and a heavy jazz-rock sound that would soon dominate the charts with other groups. Buddy's drums are super-heavy, even if his vocals always get us the wrong way. Includes the original recording of "Them Changes", plus "Memphis Train", "Your Feeling Is Mine", "Dreams", and "Down By The River". One for the Fillmore crowd! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MotorheadIron Fist ... LP
Mercury, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Motorhead tearing it up in the early 80s and arguably hitting their absolute peak – the final album with the classic trio lineup of Lemmy, Fast Eddie Clarke and Philthy Animal Taylor – capping off one of the most trailblazing periods for any band in rock & roll history! Iron Fist is as unrelenting and stubbornly gruff as the preceding Overkill and Ace Of Spades LPs, a loud and clear statement that this band was committed in full to the sound they created. Includes "Iron Fist", "Hert Of Stone", "I'm The Doctor", "Loser", "Shut It Down", "Speedfreak", "(Don't Need) Religion", "Bang To Rights" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ New York DollsIn Too Much Too Soon (original pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal album from The New York Dolls – one that has the quintet really sharpening up their sound from before, but also laying the groundwork for other amazing New York music to come! It might be a stretch to call the set the harbinger of punk – at least the bigger-label type like The Ramones or Voidoids – but The Dolls are definitely focused on their groove here, and tie together strands of early rock and nascent rawness, all with a mode that seems to ignore any of the overindulgence of the past decade or so. Things are super tight – with a great verse/chorus/verse approach to the tunes – and titles "Babylon", "Who Are The Mystery Girls?", "Puss 'N Boots", "Bad Detective", "Don't Start Me Talking", and "Human Being". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ New York DollsNew York Dolls ... LP
Mercury, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the bonafide masterpiece. It's a classic purely on a primal rock 'n' roll level, but it's also one of rock's greatest examples of style equaling substance! The Dolls brought glammer to the gutter and vice versa, and this is no doubt their greatest moment! Includes "Personality Crisis", "Looking For A Kiss", "Trash", "Frankenstein", "Pills", "Bad Girl", "Private World" and "Jet Boy". Produced by Todd Rundgren and engineered by Jack Douglas – the former a legend in his own right, the latter whose name appears on so many great records that range from other proto-punk and punk-era classics (Patti Smith Group, The Runaways) to the trashier side of the mainstream (prime early Cheap Trick, Aerosmith and Alice Cooper). LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe NewmanJoe Newman Quintet At Count Basie's (Trip pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little set by Joe – recorded live, and much more freewheeling than some of his other albums from the time! The set's unusual for Joe, in that it's got more of a down and dirty approach – not exactly soul jazz, but with a much more gutbuckety groove than we might have thought! Newman's playing here with a great group that includes sax work by Oliver Nelson – working on tenor, and always a treat in a set like this – plus piano by Lloyd Mayers, drums by Ed Shaughnessy, and bass by Art Davis. Includes the long original tune "Wednesday's Blues", plus "Caravan", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Someone To Love", and "The Midgets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersContradiction ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked bit of mid 70s funk from the Ohio Players – cut right at the height of their brilliant Mercury years! The album's got a smooth and slinky finish that has the band tightening up a lot from their Westbound years – going for a compressed spacey soul sound on some of the album's mellower numbers, in a style that's equally as mindblowing as their heavier funk. This approach makes for some really nicely tripped-out tunes that have some nice jazzy touches – expanding the group's sound way past the hits, into some complicated grooves that are plenty darn nice! Titles include "Contradiction", "Who'd She Coo?", "Far East Mississippi", "Tell The Truth", "My Life", "Bi-Centennial", and "My Ladies Run Me Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ David OliverMind Magic ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smooth jazzy soul, with excellent production by Wayne Henderson and his At-Home Productions team. David Oliver's got a deep baritone voice, and it slithers sexily through tracks like "Private Secretary", "Who Are You", "Take My Emptiness", and the great mellow groover "I Wanna Write You A Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Esther PhillipsAll About Esther Phillips ... LP
Mercury, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet 70s Wayne Henderson-produced set – quite a different groove for Esther, thanks to Henderson's warm jazzy inflections! The record's got a bit of club in the mix, but also has a deeper feel, too – a vibe that references Esther's work in jazz, but points her voice in a whole new direction – balancing mellow cuts with some more uptempo material. Phillips is wonderful in the setting – really working with an artist who understands the growing sophistication of her sound – and titles include "The Man Ain't Ready", "Native New Yorker", "SOS", "Pie In The Sky", and the classic "If I Fall In Love By Morning". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Red PrysockFruit Boots ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Blue label Wing pressing. Cover has a half split bottom seam and oxidation on front.)

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✨✧ RushPermanent Waves ... LP
Mercury, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorites – with "Spirit Of The Radio", "Entre Nous", "Jacob's Ladder", "Different Strings", and "Freewill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ SchubertSymohony No 4 In C Minor (Tragic)/Symphony No 6 In C Major – Susskind/Schimdt-Isserstedt/London Symphony ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Deep groove, maroon label stereo pressing – RFR-3/FRF-3 – in a color back sleeve. Cover and one label both have a sticker.)

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✨✧ StravinskyStravinsky Ballets – Rite Of Spring/Firebird/Petrushka – Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony (3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Speakers Corner (Germany), Early 60s. Used 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(180 gram stereo reissue – on Speakers Corner – includes original slipcaes and book, all of which are in great shape!)

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✨✧ Gabor SzaboNightflight ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful 70s work from Gabor Szabo – a record that has him picking up a bit more of a soulful undercurrent, while still keeping all his great guitar work nicely upfront! The album has Gabor recording at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios – with help from Philly soul arrangers Richie Rome and Bunny Sigler, who use some elements in the music from their work on Philly club hits – but still really keep enough space for Szabo to serve up some great solos as well! The groove is actually deeper and more inspiring than some of Gabor's work at CTI – with a bit more variety too – and titles include the spacey "Concorde (Night Flight)", plus "Babby Rattle Snake", "Smooth Sailin", "Theme For Gabor", "Every Minute Counts", and "Keep Smilin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Tchaikovsky1812 Festival Overture OP 49/Capriccio Italien – Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Deep groove maroon label stereo pressing, FRF-5/FRF-4 – in a color back sleeve.)
 
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George JonesWhen My Heart Hurts No More ... LP
Southern Routes, Early 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Excellent early work from the legendary George Jones – easily one of the best singers to ever grace the field of country music, heard here at a seminal turning point when he was really starting to find his sound! The collection brings together early Mercury and United Artists recordings by George – with a focus on the sorts of tunes that have him opening up a lot more emotionally than a few years before – allowing those melancholy strains that would make Jones one of the most heartfelt country singers of the 70s. And while Jones' early years are sometimes summed up in tunes that are maybe a bit more rocking or playful, these are the sides that really helped him move forward strongly as an individual. Titles include "Tender Years", "There's No Justice", "Did I Ever Tell You", "When My Heart Hurts No More", "We Must've Been Out Of Our Minds", "Let's Invite Them Over", "Into My Arms Again", and "She Thinks I Still Care". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available When My Heart Hurts No More ... CD 12.99

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JonesesBaby There Is Nothing You Can Do ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $49.99
A great Japanese-only collection of vocal group work by The Joneses – all recorded before their years with Mercury in the mid 70s, with excellent production by Glenn Dorsey and Lee Valentine in an indie east coast mode! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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Rahsaan Roland KirkKirkatron ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Later genius from Rahsaan Roland Kirk – a record of wonderful depth and soul, and a session that moves back to the straighter jazz focus of some of his work from the Mercury years – yet still keeps all the personality and charm of the best Atlantic sides! Roland's playing in a warm jazzy mode that still features some of his wit and tricks – but which also is even more nicely in a straight jazz vein on the album's best tracks – rolling out in a gently soulful 70s mode that features some slight electric touches, but which preserves a main focus on his own soulful work on a variety of saxes and flute. The lineup is great too – with a shifting group of players that include Hilton Ruiz, Billy Butler, Walter Perkins, and even the great Trudy Pitts – and titles include "Sugar", "Serenade To A Cuckoo", "The Christmas Song", "Los Angeles Negro Chorus", "Bright Moments", "Night In Tunisia", and "J. Griff's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Roland KirkKirk's Works (Emarcy) ... LP
EmArcy, Early 60s/1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Cool 2LP collection of some of Roland Kirk's best stuff from his Mercury years, including a motherlode of tracks that are very very hard to find on LP! Tracks include "Reed & Deeds", "Rip Rig & Panic", "Where Monk & Mingus Live", "Get Out Of Town", "The Haunted Melody", "Between The Fourth & Fifth Step", "Black Diamond", "Domino", "Meeting On Termini's Corner", "Raouf", and "No Tonic Pres". Very cool, very hard, and with loads of Roland's cool reed work! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Roland KirkNow Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $39.99
One of the most unusual Roland Kirk albums of the 60s – his only session for Verve, and a record cut with a slightly different feel than some of his work for Mercury or Atlantic! The core group's an unusual one – a quartet that features a young Lonnie Smith on piano, plus Ronnie Boykins on bass and Grady Tate on drums – all free-thinking talents that are enough to match the whimsy of Kirk's own playing on tenor, flute, stritch, and manzello – but also strong enough jazz players to hold tight during the straighter jazz moments of the set. There's a rich array of jazz styles and histories that seem to peek out from track to track – and the overall vibe is a bit less nutty than Kirk's other albums, with a subtle genius that we really love. A great lost treasure – featuring the tracks "Now Please Don't You Cry Beautiful Edith", "Why Don't They Know", "Silverlization", "Alfie", "Blue Rol", "Stompin' Ground", and "Fall Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s gatefold pressing. Cover has light wear and small sticker remnants.)

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Roland KirkRip, Rig & Panic ... LP
Limelight, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Mindblowing work from Roland Kirk – a record that really pushes the boundaries of his music even farther than some of his earlier, and excellent, albums for the Mercury label! Kirk's really stretching out here – finding a space in jazz that's uniquely his own – modern, yet playful – creative, yet never overindulgent – and perfectly balanced to find a whole new sound of soul for the 60s! Things never get too far outside, but Kirk's reedlines are always breaking out into fresh territory – incredible tenor parts, and also some amazing work on manzello and stritch too, both lesser-known reed instruments that Roland employs to incredible ends. Other group members fit his vibe perfectly – Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – each stepping quickly to catch the energy of each new twist and turn in Kirk's music. Titles include the sublime "From Bechet Byas & Fats" – plus "No Tonic Pres", "Rip Rig & Panic", "Mystical Dream", "Black Diamond", and "Slippery Hippery Flippery". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rip, Rig & Panic (non-gatefold pressing) ... LP 14.99

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Roland KirkRip, Rig & Panic (non-gatefold pressing) ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Very Good ... $14.99
Mindblowing work from Roland Kirk – a record that really pushes the boundaries of his music even farther than some of his earlier, and excellent, albums for the Mercury label! Kirk's really stretching out here – finding a space in jazz that's uniquely his own – modern, yet playful – creative, yet never overindulgent – and perfectly balanced to find a whole new sound of soul for the 60s! Things never get too far outside, but Kirk's reedlines are always breaking out into fresh territory – incredible tenor parts, and also some amazing work on manzello and stritch too, both lesser-known reed instruments that Roland employs to incredible ends. Other group members fit his vibe perfectly – Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – each stepping quickly to catch the energy of each new twist and turn in Kirk's music. Titles include the sublime "From Bechet Byas & Fats" – plus "No Tonic Pres", "Rip Rig & Panic", "Mystical Dream", "Black Diamond", and "Slippery Hippery Flippery". This copy doesn't have the gatefold cover, but it's still got a nice textured one, and it's a second pressing from the 60's! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rip, Rig & Panic ... LP 9.99

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Roland KirkWe Free Kings (Trip pressing) ... LP
Trip, 1961. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of Roland Kirk's classic early recordings for Mercury, and the kind of stuff that has him mixing his wild reed playing with more traditional hardbop structures. Most of the tracks are quartet sides, with piano, bass, and drums backing Kirk up – but the real focus is on Kirks solos, which rave madly on tracks like "Three For The Festival", "The Haunted Melody", "We Free Kings", and "You Did It, You Did It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ MotorheadNo Sleep 'Til Hammersmith ... LP
Bronze, 1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Raw, pummeling and with everything louder than everyone else – here's Motorhead blowing out eardrums live in England! No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith endures as one of the great hard rock live albums in part because it serves as something of an early greatest hits set – from a period in which the band was most famous for being so infamous– and also because a couple songs here blow the studio versions right outta the water! All the early classics: "Ace Of Spades", "Overkill", "Motorhead", "The Hammer", "Iron Horse", "No Class", "Stay Clean", "Metropolis" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Mercury.)
Also available No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith ... LP 9.99

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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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✨✧ Ohio PlayersEverybody Up ... LP
Arista, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
The Ohio Players may have skimped a bit on the budget for a sexy model this time around, but the album's still very much in the best mode as the rest of their 70s classics for Mercury Records – a sweet mix of ensemble funk with some upbeat styles that were perfect for the clubs! The group's shifted a bit by the time of this one and only album for Arista, but they've still got most of their best strengths right out front – including that subtle sense of wit that always made the group one of the most charming mainstream funk acts, as well as the sharp instrumentation that ensures that most of the tracks are still tight and funky at the core. Titles include "Don't Say Goodbye", "Everybody Up", "Take Da Funk Off Fly", "Something Special", "Say It", and "Make Me Feel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Max RoachAgain Volume 1 ... LP
Affinity, 1960/1961. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Some of the hippest Max Roach work of the 60s – and we're not sure that it's even available anywhere else! The first tracks in the set are from a concert in Paris, with Max's group that included Tommy & Stanley Turrentine, as well as Julian Priester. The tracks are long and open-ended – with an approach that you wouldn't find on the group's Mercury sides from the time – and have the Turrentines stretching out in a soul jazz searching mode that's quite different than their Blue Note work. This approach is continued strongly on the second batch in the set – which feature Clifford Jordan on tenor, Coleridge Parkinson on piano, and Abbey Lincoln on some vocals – all recorded at an unknown location in 1961. Titles include "This Night Mountain", "Ceciliana", "Mop Mop", and "Jordu". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Portuguese pressing on Yes To Jazz.)

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Max RoachAgain Volume 2 ... LP
Affinity (UK), 1960/1961. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Some of the hippest Max Roach work of the 60s! This album features one half of the set that was issued on Affinity as a double LP. This first side is made up of 3 tracks featuring Clifford Jordan on tenor, Coleridge Parkinson on piano, and Abbey Lincoln on some vocals – all recorded at an unknown location in 1961: "Long As You're Living", "Who Will Buy", and "Love For Sale". The second side has 2 tracks from a concert in Paris, with Max's group that included Tommy & Stanley Turrentine, as well as Julian Priester. The tracks are long and open-ended – with an approach that you wouldn't find on the group's Mercury sides from the time – both Roach originals: "Kardouba" and "Stop Motion", with the Turrentines stretching out in a soul jazz searching mode that's quite different than their Blue Note work. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Portuguese pressing on Yes To Jazz. Cover has light ringwear.)

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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 RoachMax Roach + 4 ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good ... $14.99
An excellent album from Roach – who's rising here from the ashes after the death of Clifford Brown, to work with a crack new group that would drive him onto a whole new range of styles. The quintet features an all-star lineup: Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Sonny Rollins on tenor, Ray Bryant on piano, George Morrow on bass, and Roach on drums – and the tunes are a mixture of the hardbop that Roach forged with Brown, plus a growing sense of the spiritual, slyly sneaking in, and workin an agenda that was at once subtle and powerful. Titles include "Dr Freezee", "Mr X", "Woodyn You", and "Body & Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Max Roach & Clifford BrownBest Of Max Roach & Clifford Brown In Concert! ... LP
GNP, 1954. Sealed ... $14.99
It's hard to overstate the influence of Max Roach and Clifford Brown on the west coast scene of the 50s – as the two players helped draw out the bop sound of LA that was quickly getting lost in the cool jazz shuffle of the time, and gave it a strength and focus that not only made the group one of the strongest of the time, but which also sparked new life and a hardbop generation on the LA scene! This classic set of live recordings was one of the first great Brown/Roach moments – recorded during 2 different concerts by Gene Norman Presents, and featuring some great tenor work by LA giants Teddy Edwards and Harold Land, plus some piano by the amazing "sideways" player Carl Perkins, as well as Bud Powell's brother Richie – a key factor of the group's studio recordings on Mercury, and a player who would perish in the same accident that took the life of Clifford Brown. Titles include "Parisian Thoroughfare", "I Can't Get Started", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Jordu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Sao Paulo/Chicago Underground with Pharoah SandersPharoah & The Underground – Primitive Jupiter ... LP
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy ... $24.99
The legendary Pharoah Sanders joins the Chicago/Sao Paulo Underground – and the result is one of the most striking records in years from everyone involved! Pharoah blows with this really open, searching sort of tone – wonderfully concerned with sound texture at points, and not nearly as straight a some of his other sessions in recent decades – definitely drawing strong inspiration from the freewheeling work of Rob Mazurek on cornet, flute, and electronics – with additional electronics from Guilherme Granado. Drummer Chad Taylor provides a firm grounding for the experiments – as does bassist Matt Lux – and the group gets some Sao Paulo touches touches Mauricio Takara, who also plays percussion as well. Tracks are all relatively long – cosmic and open, with a stunning mix of acoustic and electric elements – and titles include "Spiral Mercury", "Primitive Jupiter", "This One's For All Mothers", and "Asasumamehn" – two of which are not on the CD! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Sealed ... $11.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, and other labels – all material that hardly ever got the right sort of circulation at the time – but which sounds brilliant here in one tight package! Backings are often razor-sharp, with a mix of R&B and jazz influences – a nod to the artist's later fame as jazz singer Obie Jessie, who we've stocked on some great contemporary spiritual jazz sessions. These sides are all soul, though – an early version of the style, produced with a nicely gritty edge – on cuts that include "Teacher Gimme Back", "I Smell A Rat", "Lonesome Desert", "Oochie Coochie", "Hit Git & Split", "Borwn Eyes", "The Wrong Door", "Lula Belle", "Mary Lou", and "Make Me Feel A Little Good". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jaki Byard (with Roland Kirk)Jaki Byard Experience ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing (and often forgotten!) quartet session that brings together the enigmatic pianist Jaki Byard and the mind-blowing multi-reed player Roland Kirk! Kirk and Byard had played together previously – most notably on some of Kirk's Mercury recordings – and they fit together perfectly in this mad session of off-kilter jazz that takes off beautifully from the very first note! Rhythm is by the crack team of Alan Dawson on drums and Richard Davis on bass – a pair who can open up creatively when needed, but also return the record to a soulful swing when it's getting too far out. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Parisian Thoroughfare", "Evidence", "Memories Of You", and "Hazy Eve". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Roland KirkIntroducing Roland Kirk ... LP
Argo, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite the fact that the title's "Introducing Roland Kirk", it's not actually Kirk's first album – but it is a heck of a smoker with a very unusual sound! The session features Roland with a Chicago group that includes Ira Sullivan on trumpet, Don Garrett on bass, and Ron Burton on both piano and organ – the latter of which gives Kirk's playing a very different feel than usual – a bit more soul jazz and gutbuckety than on the later Mercury recordings. In fact, given Roland's use of many different reed instruments (tenor, manzello, stritch, and whistle – all often played at the same time!) – there's almost a Yusef Lateef quality to the album, at last in the style of some of Lateef's more hardbop sides for Prestige at the time. Kirk's tone, as always, is amazing – with that really spacious feel he gets from playing more than one horn at once! Titles include some great originals, like "The Call", "Soul Station", and "Spirit Girl" – plus "Our Waltz" and "Jack The Ripper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
 
 



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