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MozartPiano Concerto no 26 In D Major K537 (Coronation)/Concerto no 27 In B Flat Major K595 – Robert Casadesus/George Szell/Columbia Symphony Orc ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(2 Eye stereo pressing! Cover has some ringwear.)

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George RussellOthello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No 1 ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
George Russell's stepping quite far out from his earlier work here – recording in Scandinavia in the late 60s, with some very trippy effects! The album is dominated by the two-part "Othello Ballet Suite" – recorded in Stockholm in 1967 with a group that includes Rolf Ericksson on trumpet, Bertn Rosengren on tenor, and Arne Domnerus on alto – and the sound is a mixture of relatively free and out playing, with a few passages that snap into more of a swinging approach. The "Electronic Organ Sonata No 1" was recorded in Oslo in 1968, and features Russell improvising on the organ of a church. It's a very strange number – but one with a wonderful otherworldly feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wrinkles in the gloss.)

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✨✧ George BensonInspiration – A Tribute To Nat King Cole (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Concord, 2013. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great old school session from George Benson – and maybe one of his best albums in years! The setting of the album is just what you'd expect from the title – a tribute to the late, great Nat King Cole – with vocals by George that have an uncanny way of matching Cole's phrasing, yet which also have that warm, raspy sound we love so much from Benson – and some of his excellent scat work too! Arrangements are by Randy Waldman and Nelson Riddle – and have this classic blend of strings and jazz that works perfectly for the set – and Benson gets help from guests who include Wynton Marsalis and Til Bronner on trumpets, plus Indina Menzel and Judith Hill too. Titles include "Route 66", "Nature Boy", "Ballerina", "Smile", "Walkin My Baby Back Home", "Unforgettable", "Too Young", and "Straighten Up & Fly Right". Also includes 2 bonus tracks "That Sunday, That Summer" and "Ramblin' Rose". CD

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Franco CerriInternational Jazz Meeting (Japanese pressing) ... LP
DIW (Japan), 1961. Near Mint- (reissue)... $24.99
Incredible work from guitarist Franco Cerri – really grooving hard here in a session recorded with some top European players at the time! The most notable group member here is Barney Wilen – who plays soprano sax on the date – taking two key solos on the record, and really making the rest of the tracks sound great with his work on the instrument! Other players include George Gruntz on piano, Flavio Ambrosetti on alto sax, KT Geier on bass, and Eberhard Stengel on drums – and Cerri himself really comes across wonderfully in this company – often playing with a raspy edge in his guitar that links the older European styles of the gypsy swing years with the smoother tones of the hardbop generation. Titles include "Misty", "Boplicity", "Mary & Steve", "Flagebakaefra Blues", and "A Serenade For Patrick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nice Japanese pressing!)

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Esther PhillipsAlone Again, Naturally ... LP
Kudu, 1972. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the deepest soul sets from Esther Phillips' 70s years on Kudu Records – a set with some nicely gritty grooves and a surprisingly earthy feel at times – especially when compared to some of her other albums of the time! Backings are by James Brown's old reedman, Pee Wee Ellis – and although there's some of the usual Kudu electric funk in the mix, there's also some deeper soul elements too – a vibe that's often a bit laidback and open, almost more Atlantic Records at points – which is a mighty good fit for Esther's wonderful voice! As usual for Kudu, the players are an all-star lineup – one that includes Richard Tee on keyboards, George Benson on guitar, Maceo Parker on tenor, and Bernard Purdie and Billy Cobham on drums – and Don Sebesky's also on deck a bit, to sweeten a few tracks up with light strings. The album's got a great version of Bill Withers' "Use Me" that features a tasty break in the intro – and other titles include a great version of "Alone Again (Naturally)", plus the cuts "Let's Move & Groove", "Cherry Red", "Let Me In Your Life", and "You & Me Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a sticker spot.)

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Bud PowellAlternate Takes ... LP
Blue Note, 1985. Very Good ... $3.99
A collection of different odds and ends from a pretty broad swath of Powell's career, one of the sort of reissues Michael Cuscuna was producing in the mid 80s where he'd dig up some nice lost gems. The set starts with some radio transcriptions from 1949 featuring a great line up of young bop stars with Fats Navarro, Sonny Rollins, Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes running through 2 takes of "Bouncing With Bud", plus "Wail" and "Dance Of The Infidels". For most of the rest of the album the format's Bud's favored trio setting in 1953, 1957, 1958 and 1963, recorded with George Duvivier, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones or Pierre Michelot on bass, and Art Taylor, Philly Joe Jones or Kenny Clarke on drums, and featuring Dexter Gordon sitting in on one number, "Our Love Is Here To Stay". 11 tracks in all, also includes "Collard Greens And Black Eyed Peas", "Blue Pearl", "John's Abbey" and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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SethGeorge Sprott 1894 to 1975 ... Book
Jonathan Cape (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $5.99 22.00
One of our favorite books from Canadian cartoonist Seth – just the sort of special, individual story that's so well-suited to his artwork – presented here in a wonderful format throughout! The book tells the tale of TV host George Sprott – but in a way that weaves together shorter stories and individual moments from both Sprott's live, and recollections from some of his (ficticious) contemporaries – an approach that's almost in the territory of Chris Ware's presentation, but with a lot more warmth, and that sublime graphic style that Seth has adapted from midcentury cartooning, and made completely his own. Most parts of the book are in striking two-tone color, and the book even has a few fold-out pages that are especially nice! Book

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George ShearingBlack & White Satin ... CD
Capitol/Razor & Tie, 1956/1959. Used ... $9.99
The satin Shearing sound is in perfect form here – backed by added strings and woodwinds conducted by Billy May – and key proof that Billy could come up with some richly subtle arrangements when he wanted! Most prominent instrumentation comes from George's piano, and the group's trademark vibes, guitar, and wonderful percussion – but the backings also nicely compress some strings and reeds in ways that flesh out the sound, yet never take it over! It's almost as if Billy's just flavoring the Shearing combo sound just a bit – adding just a dose of magic to cuts that include "Dream", "Your Name Is Love", "Love's Melody", "Blue Malibu", "An Affair To Remember", and "I'll Take Romance". In Black Satin, the George Shearing Quintet – with added orchestrations – all in a blend that's got that pillow-soft sound that Shearing did so well back in the 50s! Arrangements are by George and Billy May – the latter of whom is especially subtle here, bringing things in with the best ballad mode he'd use behind Sinatra – yet tailored nicely for Shearing's use of vibes, guitar, and added Latin percussion. And as with some of George's best records, even when things are gentle, they still know how to swing – thanks to a sense of space and timing that's always a treat. Titles include "Moon Song", "The Folks Who Live On The Hill", "If I Should Lose You", "Black Satin", and "Starlight Souvenirs". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ O'JaysGreatest Hits (Philadelphia International) ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
10 tracks from one of the biggest vocal groups of the 70s! The O'Jays had been knocking around other labels for some time during the mid and late 60s, but when they hooked up with the Gamble & Huff team at the burgeoning Philadelphia International label, things really started taking off! Gamble & Huff's strident approach to soul provided the perfect foil for the band's soaring harmonies – and the result was a full-on sound that sounded great both in the clubs, or blaring out of a small AM radio. Ten tracks aren't nearly enough to give you the full picture of the group's genius – but you'll get a pretty good start with classics like "Love Train", "Back Stabbers", "I Love Music", "For The Love Of Money", "Forever Mine", "Stairway To Heaven", "Sunshine", "Let Me Make Love To You", "Use Ta Be My Girl" and "Darlin Darlin Baby (Sweet Tender Love)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nancy SinatraSugar ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Though one of her groovy Hazlewood produced albums, she only does two Hazlewood-penned tunes on this one: "Coastin", and "Sugar Town". The rest of the songs are the old-timey standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Vagabond Shoes", "Let's Fall In Love", "Oh! You Beautiful Doll" and "Hard Hearted Hannah", though you might not guess that from the hot front cover featuring Nancy posing in a mod pink bikini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has a light wear, a cutout hole, and a sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ George DukeSave The Country ... LP
Liberty/United Artists, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really great early album from George Duke – quite different than his work for MPS to follow – and more in a groovy late 60s California mode! There's a vibe here that resonates nicely with some other late 60s sessions on Liberty Records – kind of an expansion of a Cali soul jazz mode, similar to the style the Crusaders were starting to go for – but colored in with some of Duke's obviously hip inclinations as well! George plays some great electric piano on the record – and other players include Ernie Watts on tenor and flute, and Jay Graydon on guitar – on titles that include "Soul Watcher", "Since You Asked", "Shades Of Joy", "Alcatraz", and "A Little Bit Of Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pickwick pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Holly George-WarrenMan Called Destruction – The Life & Music Of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops To Big Star To Backdoor Man (hardcover) ... Book
Viking, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Alex Chilton has quite a long resume – from early work in the Box Tops, key years as a member of Big Star, and a huge solo career that continued through the punk years and beyond – all of which is chronicled here by author Holly George-Warren, a writer who's got a very personal take on Chilton and his music! The book's a much-needed look at one of the most enigmatic figures of both the Memphis and New York music scenes – and faithfully recounts both Chilton's successes and his slights – those unfortunate shifts that always kept him from being one of the true giants, but which never seemed to interfere with the quality of his music at all. George-Warren had Chilton's cooperation with the book, but also brings her own tone to the writing – nicely tempering some of the bitterness, and illuminating some of the darker moments too. Book is 370 pages, hardcover, and includes some photos. Book

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Cannonball AdderleySoul Zodiac ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1972. Used ... $6.99
One of the coolest, baddest, funkiest albums Cannonball Adderley ever recorded – a massive suite of tunes based on the signs of the Zodiac, produced to perfection by David Axelrod, and featuring some hip recitations from the mighty Rick Holmes! The double-length set is completely compelling all the way through – a darkly brooding batch of funky jazz that shows a strong Miles Davis electric influence at points, thanks to Nat Adderley's spacey trumpet lines, Mike Deasy's trippy guitar, and George Duke's excellent keyboards! Other tracks are a bit more laidback, fitting the mood of their respective signs – and overall, the whole thing slips and slides wonderfully from cut to cut – taking you through the star signs with a really righteous, soulful approach. Titles include "Cancer", "Sagittarius", "Pisces", "Aquarius", "Capricorn", "Virgo", "Taurus", "Aries", "Libra", and a special "Introduction". CD

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✨✧ Adventures Into The UnknownAdventures Into The Unknown Collected Works Vol 6 – December 1951 to April 1952 – Issues 26-30 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s/2014. New Copy Book ... $9.99 47.99
Stunning work from the glory days of the 50s horror comic – issues of the legendary publication Adventures Into The Unknown – one of the first and most important comics to plumb the depths of supernatural and science fiction! The publication inspired countless imitators, but was always a cut above the rest – thanks to a careful editorial policy that really focused on strong stories and high quality artwork – at a level that makes these issues a delight to read all these many years later! This volume, like others in the PS Artbooks series, features beautiful color reproductions of issues that would cost you a fortune to buy in the original – all wrapped up in a high quality, hardcover package. Artists in these issues include Ogden Whitney, Ken Bald, George Wilhelms, Al Camy, Charlie Sultan, King Ward, Art Gates, Rocco Mastroserio, and others – and stories include "The Hands Of Darkness", "Ship Of Death", "The Ghouls Behind The Glass", "The Thing Without A Face", and lots more. 288 pages, hardcover and full color. Book

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✨✧ Geri AllenTimeless Portraits & Dreams (with bonus CD) ... CD
Telarc, 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Beautifully sensitive work from pianist Geri Allen – a session cut with a core trio of Ron Carter on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums, but one that sparkles even more from guest contributions by Wallace Roney and Carmen Lundy! Geri's piano is at the forefront of the set – sliding out gracefully with a sound that's not exactly timeless, but which has a soulful energy that reminds us a lot of some of the best styles of her roots – focused a bit more here, and augmented on a few tracks by the Atlanta Jazz Chorus, a vocal group who hardly dominate the record, but float in very gently alongside Geri's piano – almost in a style that's similar to the use of voices on some of Duke Pearson's last recordings for Blue Note. Titles include "Portraits & Dreams", "Oh Freedom", "Melchezedik", "Well Done", "La Strada", "I Have A Dream", "Nearly", "In Real Time", "Our Lady", and "Timeless Portraits & Dreams". CD features a bonus disc with a version of "Lift Every Voice & Sing" by vocalist George Shirley with the Atlanta Jazz Chorus. CD

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John Carter & Bobby BradfordSecrets ... LP
Revelation, 1972. Near Mint- ... $59.99
A treasure of modernist jazz from the west coast underground! John Carter and Bobby Bradford were part of a hip LA soul/avant scene that included Horace Tapscott and Nate Morgan – and this album is one of a rare few that the pair cut together during their golden days of the late 60s and early 70s. The overall sound is hard to describe – part soulful spiritualism, part Ornette-like riffing and comping, part free jazz in an Ayler mode, part AACM experimentation – and the creative vision is very clear, very fully developed, and a key part of the American underground that rarely gets a chance to be heard. In addition to Carter's work on alto and clarinet, and Bradford's on trumpet, the session features piano by Nate Morgan and Bill Henderson, bass by Louis Spears and Henry Franklin, and drums by Ndugu or Bruz Freeman, the lost brother of Von and George! Titles include "Circle", "In A Pretty Place", and "Resevita's Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover.)

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Al Carter-BeyIt Was Jug That I Dug – The Big Sound Of Jazz Saxophonist Gene Ammons (paperback) ... Book
KHA Books, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99
A loving tribute to tenor sax legend Gene Ammons – penned by friend and scenemate Al Carter-Bay – a Chicago jazz DJ who really offers a lot of insight to Ammons' life and music! Al's approach here is both personal and polemical – in ways that highlight aspects of Gene's music that never seems to get attention to in liner notes, and which illuminate personal aspects of his life and career that we never would have known otherwise! Carter-Bey is extremely respectful, but also quite honest too – and the book is a great reminder of the power that Gene Ammons had when his flame was burning bright – which sometimes seems to be overlooked by some of today's younger jazz listeners. The book is relatively short – almost more of a long essay – and also includes a small discography, plus an interview with guitarist George Freeman. 86 pages, softcover. Book

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Vic ChesnuttDrunk (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
New West, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $29.99 30.98
One of Vic's best albums! Drunk isn't quite as sparely furnished, production wise as his first couple albums, but it's still on the right side of spare – often with voice and guitar, so Vic's one-of-a-kind vocals and storytelling are front-and-center. There's almost stream of consciousness structure to the songs, but when you really listen it's easy to tell that he's not just strumming and breathing words, there's some serious soul searching, as well as keen insight into rural American human nature, even in the most fragmentary observations. He's not for everybody, but once you open up to his distinctive sound, you might come to think of him as one of the true and rare originals. Includes "Sleeping Man", Bourgeois And Biblical", "One Of Many", "Super Tuesday", "Naughty Fatalist", "Kiss My A**, "Dodge", "Gluefoot" and more. This beautiful 2017 2LP version on New West as bunch of bonus tracks, too – nearly a full LPs worth! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl with insert, download and 13 bonus tracks. Very nicely done!)

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Kenny ClarkeTelefunken Blues (plus Kenny Clarke & Ernie Wilkins Septet) ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Track (Spain), 1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest American albums to be issued under Kenny Clarke's name – a smoking set of boppish tracks that groove in a very early 50s Blue Note sort of way! And in fact, the tracks are a bit longer than the usual Blue Note bop sides, which makes them open up with some even longer solos – and creates plenty of space for the septet lineups to do their thing. The album features 2 different groups – one with Milt Jackson on vibes, Frank Morgan on alto, Walter Benton on tenor, and Gerald Wiggins on piano; the other with Jackson on piano (!), Henry Coker on trombone, Frank Wess on tenor, and Charlie Fowlkes on baritone. Titles include "Inhibitions", "Klook's Nook", "Telefunken Blues", "Skoot", "Sonor", and "Blue's Mood". CD also features a full bonus album – The Kenny Clarke & Ernie Wilkins Septet, a hip batch of tunes that features some sweetly soulful arrangements from Wilkins! Ernie's on both alto and tenor, and really helps shape the sound of the set with his imaginative charts – well-penned arrangements that kind of offer bridge between Count Basie's work of a few years past, and some of the leaner, groovier styles that would emerge in the 60s work of Quincy Jones or Oliver Nelson. Other players include Eddie Bert on trombone, George Barrow on tenor, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Hank Jones on piano, and Wendell Marshall on bass – plus Kenny Clarke on drums, of course – and titles include "Cute Tomato", "Pru's Bloose", "I Dig You The Most", "Summer Evening", and "Oz The Wizard". CD

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Ted CursonSugar N Spice ... CD
Level Green, 1999. Used ... $11.99
Ted Curson's one of those jazz players who always sounds great, no matter what the date – and this late 90s session is key proof of that fact! Curson's captured here in the company of pianist Michael Cochrane, guitarist Lenny Argese, bassist Calvin Hill, and drummer Bruce Cox – a straight group, but a soulful one who provides Ted with a strongly sympathetic vibe for his rich lines on trumpet – played, perhaps, with a bit of age here, but still all the creative imagination we've come to love in his music over the years. Curson's tone is quite brash at points, but never too outside – and titles include "Sugar N Spice", "Playhouse March", "Jordu", "Summertime", "Marjo", "Georgia", "Dig", and "Tin Tin Deo". CD
(Out of print.)

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