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Paul HornCycle ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of our favorite Paul Horn albums, and a beautiful set of modal grooves that is far superior to most of the other stuff he's done over the years. Paul's playing here with his groovy little group that features a vibes/piano/bass/drum lineup, in addition to Paul's beautiful reed playing. The group grooves in long modal lines, with a lot of different musical references (such as Indian music, or Western religious music) criss-crossing, but not overwhelming the "jazz" element, as happened way too often in Horn's earlier LPs. Tracks include "Shadows", "Cycle", "Greensleeves", and "In The Bag". Great stuff, and a beautiful record that often gets overlooked! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Paul HornInside (aka Inside The Taj Majal) ... LP
Epic, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the most starkly beautiful recordings in Paul Horn's career – with spiritually resonant, almost spine tingling solo flute and some chants, all recorded in the Taj Majal one day in April of 1968! It's really all about the atmosphere, as it would have to be given the location – with Horn playing of the amazing echo in a completely wonderful way, never feeling anything less than wholly authentic and genuinely inspired! Titles include "Vibrations", "Akasha", "Jumna", "Shah Jahan", "Mantra II/Duality", and "Unity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Paul HornInside II ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
Paul Horn follows up his Inside The Taj Majal set – in someways leaving behind the stark, spare initimacy of that set for a more layered and tailored approach – and also leaving behind his more pronounced jazz roots for a more earthy and nature themed mode! Like Inside, it's a solo flute record and a spatial exploration – this time handled with a number of different flutes, and also dabbling in overdubbing – with wind and other nature sounds, up to and including some live dolphin sound effects! Titles include "The Mahabhutas" suite, plus "Centaur", "Morning Song", "Haida", and "Mass: Kyrie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Paul HornMonday Monday ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $6.99
Easy grooving magic from Paul Horn – a record that has his exotic flute work paired up with arrangements by Oliver Nelson – making for a session that's got a lot more punch than usual for Horn – in a mode that we like quite a lot! The flute's in the lead on all tracks, but the Nelson arrangements are equally striking – and filled with nice touches like Eastern instrumentation or 60s mod rhythms – really making for a lot of tight groovers that really differ from Horn's other work. The set features a few great originals – arranged by Horn with a feel that's even trippier than Nelson's work – and titles include "Acapulco Gold", "Paramahansa", "Guv Gubi", "Karen's World", "Girl", and "Eight Miles High". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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Paul HornPaul Horn & The Concert Ensemble ... LP
Ovation, 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Despite the fact that this LP looks like it's some sort of stupid "medieval jazz" concept album, it's actually a nice batch of groovy groovy instrumentals, with Horn's flute in the lead, and a good groove on electric bass and harpsichord. The basslines roll along nicely, and really punch up the flute playing in a way that's better than you'd expect. The album includes a nice version of "The Look Of Love", plus "Magnificat", "Stolen Moments", "Paramahnsa", and "Light My Fire", done in a very groovy way! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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Paul TaylorOn The Horn ... CD
Countdown, 1995. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bennie Green/Paul QuinichetteBlow Your Horn! ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great Decca album that features rare 50's sides by Bennie Green and Paul Quinichette. Side one's got 6 hard blowin' tracks from Bennie, with some of the best material he recorded away from the Prestige label. Tracks include "Blow Your Horn", "I Wanna Blow", "Rhumblues", and "Blues In Lament", and the set features him with orchestra or quintet (which features Billy Root on tenor and Cliff Small on piano). The Quinichette sides are equally great, and have him playing with small – one of which includes Marlowe Morris on organ! Tracks on the Quinichette side include "The Heat's Off", "I Remember Harlem", and "The Heat's On". Great stuff, and a really tough one to find. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing. Best copy we've seen in a long time!)

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✨✧ Paul HornImpressions Of Cleopatra ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget the silly title, and the fact that the record is based around the huge Burton/Taylor film of the same name – this record is filled with great jazzy modal grooves, and has a killer sound throughout! The record is one of Horn's rarest, and it captures him at that key early 60s moment when he was moving into territory that melded jazz with Eastern sounds in a very cool way. Horn plays flute throughout, and he's backed by Emil Richards on vibes and Victor Feldman on piano – both of whom are very much in the spirit of the whole recording. Titles include "A Gift For Caesar", "Cleopatra's Palace Music", "Grant Me An Honorable Way To Die", and "Love & Hate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Radio station copy with masking tape along all seams and a few stickers.)

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✨✧ Paul HornVisions ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice fusiony jazz done with soul and airy atmophere by Paul Horn – including some choice covers, and sounds that range from fusiony jazz with a little bit of funk and more lilting numbers lifted by flute and wordless vocals! Horn has a tendency to go head first into a more new agey vibe, but here we get a more grounded approach with more soul and bits of funk in the bass, keys & percussion. The players include Larry Carlton, Joe Sample and Tom Scott. Includes a nice takes on a trio of Stevie Wonder numbers: "Too High", "Visions" and "Living For The City", Joni Mitchell's "Blue" and "Chelsea Morning" (the former featuring some vocals and keyboards by Joni), plus "High Tide"., "Long Time Gone", "Song With No Words" and "Dida". CD
 
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Lorez AlexandriaAlexandria The Great ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful album from Lorez Alexanderia – one of her two excellent sessions for Impulse! The record was cut after Lorez recorded some great sides for the Argo label – and it works off the strength of those sides, taking her unique vocal approach, forged in R&B, but smoothed by jazz, into a whole new level of expression! The backing is great – small combo, with featured musicians who include Bunk Shank and Paul Horn on reeds, and Victor Feldman and Wynton Kelly on piano – all working with moody, soulful arrangements that are a perfect accompaniment to Lorez' beautiful voice. Includes the cuts "Get Me To The Church On Time", "Satin Doll", "Show Me", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "I'm Through With Love", and 5 more! CD

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Dave BrubeckReunion ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Brubeck is reunited with tenorist David Van Kriedt, a key member of his early quintet, which first started making waves in San Francisco during the late 40s. The rest of the group includes Paul Desmond on alto, Joe Morello on drums, and Norm Bates on bass – and it's interesting to hear Brubeck writing for a 2-horn frontline, after having such familiarity with his single-horn famous quartet of the late 50s. Titles include "Darien Mode", "Pieta", "Leo's Place", and "Shouts". LP, Vinyl record album
(German OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Presents ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good ... $2.99
An excellent and oft-overlooked 50s session from Duke – recorded in Chicago as a one-off for the Bethlehem label, and done with a lush, rich sound that's really tremendous! The group's nicely restrained and very moody – playing here in a mellow late nite mode that offers a good focus on the best horn soloists in the group, yet which also really hangs together perfectly from the slow-moving and eerie tone of the rest of the group. Jimmy Grissom sings a bit on the set, and other players include Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Cat Anderson, and Ray Nance – on tracks that include "Day Dream", "Blues", "Frustration", "My Funny Valentine", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonGreat Paris Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Did Ellington ever record in concert and it not be great? This wonderful double-length set from the 60s is key proof of his genius in an unfettered live setting – recorded in Paris in 1963 with plenty of dark edges! The tracks are short overall, but Duke's really at the head of the group on piano – playing with those angular, modern tones he picked up in the post Money Jungle years – and clearly in charge of the group from the keyboard, not the podium. Horn players include Harry Carney, Ray Nance, Lawrence Brown, Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, and Paul Gonsalves – all bringing in some special tones and unique performances to an extended set list that includes both Ellington standards and a few lesser-known numbers. Titles include "Rockin In Rhythm", "Concerto For Cootie", "Suite Thursday", "Tone Parallel To Harlem", "Bula", "Cop Out", "Happy Go Lucky Local", "Theme From Asphalt Jungle", and "Star-Crossed Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonIntimacy Of The Blues ... LP
Fantasy, 1967/1970. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A slightly smaller take on the Ellington sound – but one that's still a bit fuller than you might guess from the "Small Bands" on the cover! There's definitely a more intimate feel here than usual – especially given the size of ensembles Duke was working with in the 60s – but the approach is more like some of the earliest Ellington combos, a full feel as most of the group works tightly together, while one soloist snakes out with some deeply soulful lines on his own! The first six tracks here feature "The Combo Suite" – recorded in 1967, with some especially nice horn work from Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Cat Anderson on trumpet, and Lawrence Brown on trombone. Remaining tracks were recorded in 1970, in New York and Las Vegas – and include "Noon Mooning", "Rockochet", "All Too Soon", and "Tippy Toeing Through The Jungle Garden". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet (Pacific Jazz 1225) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
A classic from the west coast scene of the 50s – and not to be confused with other similar-titled Chico Hamilton albums at the time! This one sports an abstract painting on the cover, and was recorded in 1956 at the Forum Theater in Los Angeles – not live, but using the space as a very open-sounding studio – with really amazing results! The lineup features Hamilton on drums, Paul Horn on alto and tenor sax and clarinet, John Pisano on guitar, Fred Katz on cello and Carson Smith on bass – kind of a second-generation of Hamilton's group, with Horn taking over wonderfully from Buddy Collette, and playing with even more sensitivity than before. The work's very much in Hamilton's best sprightly chamber jazz mode – with some great originals that include "Chanel #5", "Beanstalk", "Mr. Jo Jones", and "Reflections" – plus Hamilton-ized versions of "Satin Doll", "Caravan", "Soft Winds", "Siete-Cuatro", "I Know", and "Lillian". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Pacific Jazz pressing, with a deep groove. Cover has light wear, some light stains, two stickers, some seam splitting, and tape on the top seam.)

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Chico HamiltonEllington Suite ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1958. Very Good+ ... $18.99
Forget the Ellington in the title, because this is more a moody album of west coast chamber jazz, in the best tradition of the Chico Hamilton group! This album features the version of Chico's group with Paul Horn on flute and alto sax – plus Jim Hall guitar, Fred Katz cello, and Buddy Collette on tenor and alto sax. The sound differs a bit from the version you may know from the CD reissue – as that one features Dolphy in the group – but it's still great, with titles that include "Azure", "In A Mellotone", "Day Dream", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", and "I'm Just A Lucky So & So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Cover is in nice shape, with a bit of pen on the back.)

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Fred Katz/Chico HamiltonZen – The Music Of Fred Katz ... LP
Pacific Jazz/So Far Out (UK), 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
An important early album of compositions by Fred Katz – recorded at the time when he was the cello player in Chico Hamilton's groundbreaking late 50s group! The tunes are distinctly more modern than even his work with Chico – and are played by Hamilton-esque players that include Paul Horn or Harry Klee on flute and saxes, Carson Smith on bass, John Pisano on guitar, and Chico himself on drums and tympani. There's some added strings and woodwinds on a number of tracks, and the tunes move between 50s chamber jazz and 50s chamber modern – with titles that include "Montuna", "Katz Up", "Loma", "Pluck It", "Lord Randall", and "Suite For Horn". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barney KesselBreakfast At Tiffany's/Bossa Nova/Contemporary Jazz-Latin Rhythms ... CD
Collectables/Reprise, Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
A groovy groovy treat – 3 of Barney Kessel's best 60s albums on one 2CD set! Breakfast At Tiffany's has Barney playing the best bits of Mancini's great score from the soundtrack – working with a cool little group that features horn work by both Bud Shank and Paul Horn, both of whom provide some wonderful finishes on the top! Bossa Nova is a really tasty set of big band bossa nova numbers – arranged with a hard-swinging LA edge by Bob Florence and Chuck Sagle – and Contemporary Latin Rhythms is kind of a blend of both sets, with Barney back in the company of some jazzy LA hipsters, working through some great Latin-tinged numbers in a very cool style! There's a total of 34 tracks between the 2 CDs – and titles include "One Note Samba", "Love", "Everytime I Hear This Song", "Jada", "Summertime", "Sally's Tomato", "Mr Yunioshi", "The Big Heist", and "Moon River Cha Cha". CD
(Out of print.)

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Barney KesselKessel/Jazz – Contemporary Latin Rhythms ... LP
Reprise, 1961. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A wonderful wonderful set from Barney Kessel – bossa-inflected jazz, and a wonderful setting for Barney to hit some very groovy lines on electric guitar! The group on the date is part of the strength of the record – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Emil Richards on vibes, Paul Horn on flute, and Victor Feldman on piano – with loads of great percussion and guitar interplay on the set, plus some excellent use of flute and vibes – all of which makes for the sort of session that really translates the Brazilian groove into the best sort of sound the LA scene was cutting at the time! Nice, light, and dancing rhythms – and titles that include "Love", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Latin Dance #1", "Lady Byrd", and "One Note Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Bill MarxJazz Kaleidosope ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
The son of Harpo Marx lays down some groovy west coast jazz – in a combo that also includes Paul Horn on flute and alto, Jack Sheldon on trumpet, and Larry Bunker on vibes – plus great rhythms from James Bond on bass and Lawrence Marable on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, and a couple of pieces of tape, with some pen and stains on the back.)

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Jackie McLeanMcLean's Scene ... LP
New Jazz, Late 50s. Fair ... $24.99
McLean's Scene is a strong one – as the young Jackie is really coming into his own at the time of the session, blowing and growing with a soulful command of the alto sax that would emerge even more strongly in the 60s. The album's got McLean working in a slightly open-ended way – almost a blowing session, but a bit more controlled – yet in that relaxed style that always seemed to get the most sharpness out of Jackie's horn at the time. Other players include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Mal Waldron or Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers or Arthur Phipps on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Gone With the Wind", "Our Love Is Here to Stay", "Old Folks", "Outburst", "Mean To Me", and "McLean's Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has a chewed corner, some splitting on the top seam, and some light stains on back.)

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Hank MobleyPeckin' Time (2LP 180 gram pressing – 45rpm) ... LP
Blue Note/Analogue Productions, 1958. Sealed 2LP ... $39.99
One of the first great pairings of Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan – a trumpet/tenor team that was always a treasure, no matter what the setting! This one's a pretty open-ended blowing date – one that gives both horn players plenty of room to stretch out, in a setting that's filled with sharp-edged, and imaginative lines! The rhythm section is rock solid too – with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and the great Charlie Persip on drums – kicking things nicely on the kit to get a groove going. Tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Git Go Blues", "Stretchin Out", and "High & Flighty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, 1957. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "Star Eyes". CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)
Also available Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... LP 19.99

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Art PepperArt Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Sealed ... $19.99
One of Art Pepper's classic recordings, in which he plays with a spare quartet backing by Miles Davis' rhythm section at the time – Paul Chambers, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones. An essential East meets West jazz recording, with Art at the top of his game, playing in a unique setting for the first and only time (it's said that Art didn't even know of the date until the morning of the session). Pepper is one of the few alto players to really establish his own voice on the horn, without aping Bird, and his emotive playing really shines here. A definitive version of "Straight Life" is on this album, along with "Waltz Me Blues", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed OJC pressing!)
Also available Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section ... CD 4.99

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PtarmiganPtarmigan ... LP
Lion, 1974. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautifully tripped out little record from Canada – produced by Paul Horn in his more hippieish years, and with some nice jazzy undercurrents that certainly show his influence! The tracks here are all quite long and stretched out – showing a bit of an Eastern influence in their construction, and using bits of wispy guitar and some especially great flute-like work on recorder! Much of the instrumentation is acoustic, and there's a definite folksy feel to some numbers – but more in a folk funk sort of way, thanks to the jazzier phrasing used on the recorders, and the strong sense of rhythm on most numbers. Titles include "Night Of The Gulls", "Go Dancing", "The Island", "Vancouver", "Coquilhalla", and "A Hymn To The Ocean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies!)

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Russian Jazz QuartetHappiness ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
The one and only album recorded by the Russian Jazz Quartet – a one-off group that featured saxophonist Boris Midney and bassist Igor Berukshtis, both of whom defected from the Soviet Union – plus Roger Kellaway on piano and Grady Tate on drums. (Guess they couldn't call this the "Half-Russian Jazz Quartet"!) The strongest suit of the recording is Boris Midney, who plays alto sax and clarinet in a modern yet swinging style – following nicely on the heels of players like Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Horn, and Paul Winter. Like all three of the above, Midney also has a talent for writing – and contributed a few strong tunes to the set, numbers that have a bit of a modal groove and an undercurrent of sadness that makes them more compelling than you might think. Titles include "Composition In The Form Of Blues", "Waltz", "Remember", "Journey From Moscow", and "Dedication To MJQ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original orange & black label pressing, in beautiful shape!)

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Louis SmithSmithville ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
A really hard-edged set from trumpeter Louis Smith – one of his only two albums as a leader from the early years, and a heck of a great little album, thanks to tenor work by Charlie Rouse! Rouse is blowing beautifully here in one of his classic pre-Monk appearances – recorded at a time when he was more of a hard bopper than a modernist, but still working with an ear for unusual tones and phrasing. His horn sounds beautiful next to the deeply soulful trumpet of Smith – and the pair are supported by a rhythm team that includes Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Smithville", "Embraceable You", "Wetu", and "Later" – all done in nice long versions! CD

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Sonny Stitt & Paul GonsalvesSalt & Pepper ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Head to head blowing from Sonny Sitt and Paul Gonsalves – just the kind of twin-horn performance that Stitt was famous for in his live battle days, and one that also reminds us that Gonsalves can be a very loose swinger when he wants to be! The tracks are all long, and played with the sort of feel you'd hear if you caught these guys live at some small southside club – and the solos also show the kind of inventiveness and imagination you'd catch in that sort of setting – backed by a swinging rhythm combo that features Hank Jones on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include a version of "Perdido" that's nearly 13 minutes long – plus "Stardust", "Sposin", "Salt & Pepper", and "Theme From Lord Of The Flies". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s pressing on heavy vinyl.)

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Cal TjaderCal Tjader Goes Latin ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Well, in our opinion, Cal went Latin right from the start, practically. Still, this "Goes Latin" LP is one of his best of the genre from the old days, and features a host of great players like Lonnie Hewitt, Chombo Silva, Mongo Santamaria, Paul Horn, and Willie Bobo. The album includes Cal's semi-hit "Black Orchid", plus "Mi China", "Bonita", "Contigo", and "Mambo At The M". Very nice, with a sound that would become Cal's trademark in the years right after this album. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s lightning label pressing. Cover has a small sticker on back.)
 
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Dave BrubeckWe're All Together Again For The First Time ... CD
Atlantic, 1973. Used ... $5.99
Kind of a meeting of two different generations of Dave Brubeck – as the group here features Paul Desmond's alto sax, a key force in Dave's early recordings – and the baritone sax of Gerry Mulligan, a player who'd worked often with Brubeck in the late 60s and early 70s! The blend of horns is really amazing, and the live recording really moves past other obvious Brubeck modes – showing Dave's whole new conception after the breakup of the original quartet – and his willingness to open into new rhythms, and even freer modes of expression. Mulligan's baritone is wonderfully powerful – coming across here with a depth that we'd hardly have expected a few years before – and rhythm is from Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums, both players who also add to the transformation of the Brubeck groove. Titles include "Koto Song", "Unfinished Woman", "Truth", "Take Five", and "Rotterdam Blues". CD

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David ByrneMusic For The Knee Plays ... LP
ECM, 1985. Sealed ... $9.99
One of several solo David Byrne albums from around the time the Talking Heads were getting ready to call it quits. This set differs a bit more than the Catherine Wheel even though both are music for theater/dance/performance pieces, with this suite of music being inspired by New Orleans brass bands, though you might not otherwise make that connection if it weren't explicitly laid out in the notes. The group is a large one, primarily made up of horns, but with Paul Humphrey and Bobbye Hall on drums and percussion, and feature some real ringers in the brass section, including Don Myrick, Ernie Watts, Pete Christlieb and Fred Wesley. Tracks include "Tree", "In The Upper Room", "Sound Of Business", "Admiral Perry", "I Bid You Goodnight", "In The Future", "Where The Sun Never Goes Down", "Theadora Is Dozing", "Social Studies", "Winter", and "The Jungle Book". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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John ColtraneSoultrane ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good ... $99.99
A bold early statement from a young John Coltrane – and an album that really has him expanding his talents as a tenor soloist! Coltrane's working here in open-ended quartet format – with backing from the Red Garland trio that includes Paul Chambers and Art Taylor – on a set of longer tunes that really let the young Trane stretch out on his solos, unobstructed by any other horns in the lineup. There's a nice mix of hardbop ideals, gentle ballads, and personal soul to the set – and titles include Coltrane's classic reading of Tadd Dameron's "Good Bait", plus "I Want To Talk About You", "Russian Lullaby", and "Theme For Ernie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and label NJ pressing, with RVG stamp and deep groove. Cover has some light wear, and a small set of initials, but is decent overall.)

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John Dankworth/Billy StrayhornEchoes Of An Era (Billy Strayhorn Live/Jazz From Abroad) ... LP
Roulette, 1958/1961. Very Good 2LP ... $4.99
Two older Roulette albums – brought together in one 70s package! The first set is a live Billy Strayhorn date – recorded with a group that includes Johnny Hodges and Paul Gonsalves on reeds, Harold Baker and Clark Terry on trumpets, and Quentin Jackson on trombone. Next up is Jazz From Abroad – an incredible early work from British leader Johnny Dankworth – jazz work that's as fluid and grooving as his best 60s soundtrack sessions, and cut with an early sense of power that's really great! Dankworth's tight on the head arrangements, really leaping into the rhythms of the tune with the same love of groove as contemporary Johnny Keating – but he also makes some strong solo space on the best tracks on the album, really letting the sax players in the group stretch out searingly. Players aren't named in the credits, sadly, but we're guessing they're the top-level players who made appearances on Dankworth's key British sides of the time. Titles include "A String Of Camels", "Cannonball", "Chano", "Avengers Theme", "Sack O Woe", "Esso Blues", and "Curtain Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen and a sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Paul Desmond & Gerry MulliganTwo Of A Mind ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
A reunion of sorts for Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan – given that the pair had played together on record 5 years before, in a similar session for Verve! This album's almost lighter and more airy than the previous one – as it's done in a mode that echoes strongly with Desmond's own genius at RCA at the time – using a piano-less quartet format that has both horns carving out their own subtle space in sound, hanging together, but each occupying a different range of tonal color. The tracks are relatively longish, and the pair dart around each other nicely on tracks like "All The Things You Are", "Out Of Nowhere", "Blight Of The Fumble Bee", and "Two Of A Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Duke EllingtonBlue Light/Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, Late 30s/1953. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Duke Ellington classics from 2 different decades! Blue Light is subtitled "jazz for that relaxed mood", but is actually a great compilation of early work by Ellington's group – recorded for Columbia during the years 1934 to 1939! Somehow, the tracks still end up sounding 30 years ahead of their time – far stronger than most other big band work of the early 50s – which is when the album was released. Recording quality is excellent, and the whole thing's awash in richly chromatic waves of sound – with titles that include "Pyramid", "Reminiscing In Tempo", "Tough Truckin", "No Greater Love", and "Finesse". Hi Fi Ellington Uptown is one of Duke's best mid 50s sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s! Players include Billy Strayhorn, Paul Gonsalves, Clark Terry, Ray Nance, Juan Tizol, and Louis Bellson – and the record features long versions of "The Mooche", "Perdido", "Controversial Suite", and "Skin Deep" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". CD

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Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1952. Very Good ... $3.99
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Masterworks pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam and the label has a name in marker.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown (Columbia Jazz Masterpieces pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1952. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Duke EllingtonSuch Sweet Thunder (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1957. Used ... $3.99
Excellent Duke Ellington work from the late 50s – written and recorded during a period in which he was reemerging with a stronger jazz vision than ever before! The set was written by Ellington and Strayhorn – and dedicated to the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario – but forget the Bard-inspired roots of the tracks, because the shimmering moods of the pieces is pure Ellington – with a richness of feeling that's totally great, and a sound that's wonderfully fresh, given that most of these numbers aren't overplayed Ellington compositions! Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpets, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Johnny Hodges on alto – and titles include "The Telecasters", "Circle Of Fourths", "Sonnet For Caesar", "Sonnet To Hank Cinq", and "Such Sweet Thunder". CD also features 3 previously unissued tracks, and a bunch of alternate takes and outtakes – for a total of 22 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Mariano Loiacono & Paula ShocronWarm Valley ... CD
Rivo (Argentina), 2012. Used ... $11.99
The title's a famous tune by Duke Ellington, but given the great flugelhorn work of Mariano Loiacono on the record, we're more tempted to think of Art Farmer – and his wonderful sound in small group settings in years past! Loiacono plays with a sound that's round, but has a nice sort of bite, too – one that really works well with the punctuated piano lines of Paula Shocron, which do a lot to help the album swing in a subtle way that never overwhelms the horn. Sebastian Loiacono plays tenor on a few tracks – and the rest of the group features Jeronomi Carmona on bass and Eloy Michelini on drums. Titles include "Elvin", "Bird Song", "Blues For My Hero", "Lover", "Stablemates", and of course, "Warm Valley". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconePeur Sur La Ville ... CD
Warner/Music Box (France), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A great Morricone soundtrack for a Jean-Paul Belmondo thriller – a score that starts out spare and brooding, then builds nicely as things move on – with lots of cool bottom-end sounds that make the whole thing really move up from the depths! Some tunes echo the sweeter side of Morricone, while others are a bit more brooding – and instrumentation includes some of the same offbeat piano you'd hear in The Burglars, plus light guitar, weird-tuned horns, and other nice bits that are sometimes abstracted beyond recognition! Titles include "Consideration Sur Un Homicide", "Paris Secret", "Defense De Stationner" and "Mannequins". CD features lots of bonus tracks – with a total of 75 minutes of music – more than we've ever seen for this one! CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondGerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond – Jazz Special I Grandi Incontri (aka Gerry Mulligan Meets Paul Desmond) ... LP
Verve/Fabbri Editori (Italy), 1957. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
A great pairing of two of the coolest jazz talents of the 50s – icy-cool altoist Paul Desmond and warm-toned baritonist Gerry Mulligan! The group here continues the pianoless tradition of some of Mulligan's work of the decade – leaving plenty of room for amazing interplay between the horns, and a rare chance to hear Desmond away from the instrument – especially considering his work with Brubeck – blowing here in an airy, willowy tone that's totally great. Other players include Joe Benjamin on bass and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing, with booklet.)

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Os GatosAquele Som Dos Gatos ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most legendary groups from the bossa era in Brazil – a combo of incredible players, working with sublime arrangements by Eumir Deodato – all in a sound that hardly been matched again! The group only ever recorded two albums, but they've had a lasting impact on the sound of bossa for years to come – thanks to an expansive vision that brings together spare rhythms, jazz soloing, and larger strings – all with a quality that's lighter than air – almost a sum that's far less than the total of its elements – but in a really great way! The sense of spareness and poise here is really amazing – years ahead of Deodato's better-known US arrangements in the late 60s, and somehow even more impressive here. Players include Paulo Moura on alto sax, Neco on guitar, Meirelles on flute, Wilson Das Neves on drums, and Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica – and some tracks also feature a bit of light vocals floating along gently, almost as instruments themselves. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Clichet", "Feitinha Pro Poeta", "E Nada Mais", "Blue Set", and "Silk Stop". CD

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✨✧ Duke PearsonWahoo! ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
Wahoo is right – as Duke Pearson sets up one of his hippest sessions of the 60s, a lyrical batch of soul jazz tracks, with that slight edge of darkness that he was putting into his best work as the decade progressed! Players include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Joe Henderson on tenor, and Donald Byrd on trumpet – and the overall feel is perhaps a bit like some of those Byrd sessions that were heavily influenced by Pearson, but also with a bit of the later expansive style of writing for horns that you'd find on albums like Pearson's Prarie Dog or Bobby Hutcherson's The Phantom. Titles include "ESP", "Fly Little Bird Fly", "Farewell Machelle", "Bedouin", and "Amanda". CD

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Wayne ShorterAll Seeing Eye ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An excellent set of some fairly out material – performed by Shorter with a group that includes Freddie Hubbard, Grachan Moncur, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, and a rare appearance by his brother Alan on flugelhorn! At times, the record builds into a sound that's freer and more challenging than on some of Shorter's other albums from the time – but it does so in more of the "new thing" mode that you'd hear on records from the time by Jackie McLean or Moncur, with an overall sense of purpose that really keeps the message clear. Features all original compositions by the Shorter brothers – and cuts include "Chaos", "Face Of The Deep", "Mephistopheles", and "Genesis". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some waviness and staining along the bottom 3 inches.)
Also available
All Seeing Eye (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 6.99
All Seeing Eye (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 4.99

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Wayne ShorterAll Seeing Eye (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
An excellent set of some fairly out material – performed by Shorter with a group that includes Freddie Hubbard, Grachan Moncur, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, and a rare appearance by his brother Alan on flugelhorn! At times, the record builds into a sound that's freer and more challenging than on some of Shorter's other albums from the time – but it does so in more of the "new thing" mode that you'd hear on records from the time by Jackie McLean or Moncur, with an overall sense of purpose that really keeps the message clear. Features all original compositions by the Shorter brothers – and cuts include "Chaos", "Face Of The Deep", "Mephistopheles", and "Genesis". CD
Also available
All Seeing Eye ... LP 24.99
All Seeing Eye (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 4.99

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Wayne ShorterAll Seeing Eye (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $4.99
An excellent set of some fairly out material – performed by Shorter with a group that includes Freddie Hubbard, Grachan Moncur, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, and a rare appearance by his brother Alan on flugelhorn! At times, the record builds into a sound that's freer and more challenging than on some of Shorter's other albums from the time – but it does so in more of the "new thing" mode that you'd hear on records from the time by Jackie McLean or Moncur, with an overall sense of purpose that really keeps the message clear. Features all original compositions by the Shorter brothers – and cuts include "Chaos", "Face Of The Deep", "Mephistopheles", and "Genesis". CD
Also available
All Seeing Eye ... LP 24.99
All Seeing Eye (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 6.99

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Stanley TurrentineRough & Tumble ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A great album – with a really swinging groove! Stanley's soulful horn is set in a slightly larger group, in the style that would dominate his later years for the Blue Note label. Duke Pearson arranged the set, and players include James Spaulding, Blue Mitchell, Grant Green, Pepper Adams, and McCoy Tyner. Tracks are of medium length, with Stan blowing some nicely-pinched solos on titles like "Shake", "Walk On By", and "And Satisfy" – all with tight arrangements by Pearson. LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing. Cover has light aging, some wear along the top seam and a promo ink stamp.)

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Stanley TurrentineSpoiler ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Stanley Turrentine's no spoiler here – as his tenor sax soars out over the top of some sweet larger group arrangements from Duke Pearson – all awash in a great sense of soul, joy, and life! The album's got a much brighter feel than you might guess from the cover – a vibe that's a bit similar to Stan's classic Joyride album, but a bit more open and free – thanks to the lyrical touches of Pearson on the charts. Other players include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, James Spaulding on alto and flute, and Pepper Dadams on baritone sax – plus rhythm from McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on electric bass, Mickey Roker on drums, and Joseph Rivera on percussion. As on some of the other Pearson dates from the time – particularly those with Donald Byrd – the use of electric bass really opens things up, by creating a subtle rhythmic pulse that really drives most numbers along. And also in the Pearson mode, the added players aren't really a horn section in the conventional way – just a group of like-minded, top-shelf jazz players who egg on the main soloist with a great sense of enthusiasm for the music! Titles include "La Fiesta", "The Magilla", "Sunny", "Maybe September", "You're Gonna Hear From Me", and "When The Sun Comes Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has a small cut corner and some light wear.)

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VariousGhetto Discotheque – 13 Tracks Celebrating The Disco Kings & Queens Who Kept The Faith With The Funk ... CD
Stateside (UK), 1970s. Used ... $17.99
An unfortunate title – but a great set of grooves! The set's pretty unusual in that it brings together disco and club tunes from the late 70s southern scene – most of them recorded for TK records, a few more for Malaco and related labels – all of them bubbling over with that tight funk sound that made the Miami scene so great. The set goes way past the obvious club numbers from the era, and features some lesser-known and hard to find cuts that rock with a harder groove than usual – almost sounding like some of the P&P tunes from up in Harlem at the time. Titles include "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" by Paul Lewis, "Burning Love Breakdown" by Peter Brown, "I Get Lifted" by KC & The Sunshine Band, "Take A Chance" by Queen Samantha, "Blackwater Gold" by Sunshine Band, "Is It In" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Ghetto Disco" by Ted Taylor, "Odyssey (part 2)" by Johnny Harris, "Disco Energy" by Universal Energy, "Inner City Blues" by Paul Lewis, and "Do What You Wanna Do" by T-Connection. 13 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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