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Karlheinz Stockhausen/Andrew Powell/Roger Smalley/Michael's Farewell – Plasmogeny II/Echo III/Transitor Radio Of St Narcissus/Michaels Abschied – John Wallace/Andrew Powell ... CD
Deux Elles (UK), 2002. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Conte Candoli, Jimmy Cleveland, Seldon Powell, GenRhythm Plus One (Rhythm + 1) ... LP
Epic, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A lost gem on Epic from the 50s! The core rhythm section features Hank Jones on piano, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hilton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – with solos by Conte Candoli on trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Seldon Powell on tenor, and Gene Quill on alto! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Fresh Sounds pressing.)

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JJ JohnsonMad Be Bop ... LP
Savoy, 1946/1947/1949/1954. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A huge batch of work from the great JJ Johnson – material that includes 14 tracks recorded for Savoy as singles in the late 40s – plus the full Jay & Kai 10" album from 1954! The singles were all recorded in 1946, 1947, and 1949 – and they already mark Johnson as one of the most inventive trombonists of his generation – a player working with none of the hoke of earlier eras, and with a clean, modern sound that's almost like that of a bop trumpet at times. Players on these dates include Cecil Payne or Leo Parker on baritone sax, Bud Powell or Hank Jones on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include "Coppin The Bop", "Jay Jay", "Mad Bebop", "Jay Bird", "Boneology", "Down Vernon's Alley", "Riffette", "Yesterdays", "Audobahn", "Don't Blame Me", and "Goof Square", several with multiple takes. The remaining 8 tracks on the CD are from a 1954 10" album – titled Jay & Kai, with a lineup that's a bit different than the full Savoy album of that name. The core group here is quite unusual – as it features Johnson and Kai Winding as twin-trombone co-leaders, plus Charles Mingus on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums – with either Billy Bauer on guitar on 4 tracks, and Wally Cirillo on piano on 4 others. The use of guitar without piano is especially inventive, and really highlights the modern inflections of the two trombonists – and titles include "Blues For Trombones", "Lament", "The Major", "Reflections", "Coop", and "Blues In Twos". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bud PowellBlues In The Closet (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. Used ... $15.99
The title gets it right – as the album's definitely one of the most bluesy ever cut by Bud Powell for Verve – a sweet little set with a sound that's slightly gentler than usual, but still filled with plenty of dark corners and modern tones! The trio here features Ray Brown on bass and Osie Johnson on drums – both more understated players who really let the sound of Powell's piano dominate the record – so much so that it almost seems as if the keys of Bud's instrument were recorded at a much higher level in the mix. Powell uses this presence to display a great array of stark notes and sharp feelings – moments that ring out beautifully even in some of the mellower, more familiar tunes on the set. Titles include "I Should Care", "Be Bop", "Fifty Second Street Theme", "I Didn't Know That You Know", "Elogie", "When I Fall In Love", and "Blues In The Closet". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Seldon Powell Featuring Jimmy ClevelandSeldon Powell Sextet ... CD
Roost/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ... $6.99
An excellent sextet session by the great Seldon Powell – one of the late 20th century's best reed talents, but a player who's so often lost in larger bands – which is why it's especially nice to hear him grooving in a small combo set like this! The sound is incredibly soulful, at a level that makes the album one of Powell's best of the time – with a depth and clarity that's missing from a few of the others, and a tremendous focus that lets his brilliant work on tenor come out full strength! The group is a sextet, and players include Freddie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, and Osie Johnson. Tracks are short, but the material gives Seldon plenty of room to solo openly, and with a simply sublime tone on titles that include "11th Hour Blues", "Biscuit For Duncan", "Button Nose", and "Lolly Gag". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Johnny Hammond SmithBlack Coffee/Mr Wonderful ... CD
Riverside/Milestone, 1962/1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime Hammond from Johnny Smith – a pair of early albums for Riverside, back to back on a single CD! Black Coffee is one of Johnny Hammond's first albums – and a cooking little live set that really has the organist working with some early raw power! The group's a trio, but they seem to burn differently than some of the other organ combos of the time – maybe with that fluid sensibility that Johnny brought to his keys, and which would later open up in even more famous ways. The core group features Eddie McFadden on guitar and Leo Stevens on drums – but they're joined by Seldon Powell on tenor for more than half the album, who really opens things up with his tremendous playing – and shows at an early state that Johnny Hammond always knows the right way to use a horn player. Titles include "Monterey Theme", "Far Away Places", "I Remember Clifford", "He's A Real Gone Guy", and "Rufus Toofus". Mr Wonderful is a record that definitely lives up to its title – reminding us not only that Johnny Hammond Smith is one hell of an organist, but also a great leader with a really unique feel for a groove! The set's noteworthy not just for Johnny's own work on Hammond, but also for the presence of a young Houston Person – blowing tenor here in a way that's breathtaking right from the start – a bold, soulful tone that's a perfect fit for the group – which also includes trumpet from Johnny Williams and guitar from Eddie McFadden. The set includes a lot of tasty originals by Johnny – like "Cyra", "Lambert's Lounge", "Departure", and "Opus 2" – and already shows the way that Hammond was complicating his groove from that of other players of the time! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Seldon Powell SextetSeldon Powell Sextet ... LP
Roost, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent sextet session by the great Seldon Powell – one of the late 20th century's best reed talents, but a player who's so often lost in larger bands – which is why it's especially nice to hear him grooving in a small combo set like this! The sound is incredibly soulful, at a level that makes the album one of Powell's best of the time – with a depth and clarity that's missing from a few of the others, and a tremendous focus that lets his brilliant work on tenor come out full strength! The group is a sextet, and players include Freddie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, and Osie Johnson. Tracks are short, but the material gives Seldon plenty of room to solo openly, and with a simply sublime tone on titles that include "11th Hour Blues", "Biscuit For Duncan", "Button Nose", and "Lolly Gag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing. Cover has light wear, some spine splitting & staining on the back.)

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✨✧ Black Cat MysteryBlack Cat Mystery Vol 4 – February to December 1954 – Issues 48-53 (hardcover) ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1953/1954. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
Some of the coolest horror comics of the 50s – the legendary Black Cat Mystery from Harvey Publications! Harvey was maybe only second to EC in terms of gore and gritty story content – and these issues are awash in great work from the pre-code years of horror comics – the kind of unbridled, unregulated writing and artwork that left plenty of kids shivering under their covers in the postwar years! The stories can be incredibly creepy at times – often without any sort of happy ending or redemptive plot twist – and the artwork is filled with ghouls, demons, and other supernatural forces – all presented here in great color reproductions of the original valuable comics. This volume features artwork by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Manny Stallman, Lee Elias, Jack Sparling, Joe Certa, John Giunta, and others – and stories include "Paranoia", "Clean As A Whistle", "Forbidden Room", "Trick The Devil", "Punch & Rudy", "Switcheroo", and more. 256 pages, hardcover, in full color. Book

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✨✧ Tony Aless with Seldon PowellTony Aless & His Long Island Suite ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by pianist Tony Aless – an unsung hero of the big band years, especially in the Woody Herman group – and a great arranger too! This set's an all-original outing – a suite of tracks dedicated to Long Island, and played by a very hip group that has tenorist Seldon Powell in the lead – serving up work that's every bit as great here as on his own albums for Roost from the time! The record's got a slightly largish group – a tentet that's stuffed with great players – including Billy Bauer on guitar, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, and Nick Travis on trumpet – all modernists who really bring in the sound you'd expect. Titles include "Fire Island", "Valley Stream", "Levittown", and "Massapequa". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Bud PowellReturn of Bud Powell (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Interesting sides from Bud Powell – billed on the front as "his first new recordings since 1958", which isn't really the case, since he did cut some work while living in Paris. And even more interesting, the liner notes describe Powell as "back on the US jazz scene, cured of TB and fat as a Burgermeister" – completely hiding the troubles which still plagued him, and which would take him shortly after the time of this session! The material's maybe not prime work by Bud, but it's still pretty great – with more than a few nice moments on the solos – and backing by John Ore on bass, and JC Moses on drums – which keeps things moving at a nice pace. Titles include "I Remember Clifford", "Hallucinations", "If I Loved You", and "Green Dolphin Street". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Toshiko AkiyoshiMany Sides Of Toshiko ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $14.99
Don't let the title fool you, because although the cover of the record says "Many Sides Of Toshiko", the album only features one – her great approach to bop-inflected trio material – recorded here in a classic Verve session with a distinct Bud Powell influence! Not that we're complaining, though – because Toshiko's at her youthful best here, working with Eugene Cherico on bass and John Hanna on drums – in a set that's even got a few original numbers! The best of these is the 3-part suite "Tosh's Fantasy" – a trio adaptation of one of Akioshi's larger jazz orchestra works. Other titles include "Imagination", "Minor Mood", "Studio J", and "Bags Groove". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Coleman Hawkins/Zoot Sims/Phil WoodsSaxes Inc (plus Trombone Scene) ... CD
Warner/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1959. Used ... $6.99
2 rare large group sets – back to back on one CD! First up is Saxes Inc – a unique sax-heavy session done by Warner Brothers, and a blaring batch of tracks played by an all-star all-sax group that includes Herb Geller, Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, Hal McKusick, and Georgie Auld! Bob Prince arranged and conducted, and the approach is surprisingly modernist, with the saxes carrying the bulk of the rhythm and melody, as well as the solos – a really great approach that makes for plenty of unique moments – all handled with a sound that's a lot more fluid than you might expect! Titles include "Four Brothers" (of course!), "The Gypsy", "Night In Tunisia", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Axmobile". The second album here is the even rarer 1956 set Trombone Scene – a session done with a much smaller group arranged by pianist Elliot Lawrence, and featuring the talents of four key trombonists – Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, and Jimmy Knepper. The sound isn't nearly as full or wide as other records of the type – and there's almost a style that's similar to the JJ Johnson/Kai Winding four trombone project for Debut – except that this one's a bit more tightly arranged. Tracks are shortish, but feature plenty of personality from all players – and titles include "Plungin In", "Hackin Around", "Slim Jim", "Sorta Rumbish", "Hambone", "Sonny's Side", and "Up & Out". CD

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✨✧ Billy ButlerNight Life ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
An album with a very different groove than usual for Billy Butler! On this set, his guitar seems to be processed through something that sounds a bit like a wah wah pedal – although we're not quite sure, and can't find any reference to the technology in the notes. It's got a sound that's a little compressed, with a mellow groove that's different than Billy's usual plucked notes – more flowing waves of sound that snake out slyly, and wrap themselves around some mellow rhythms from the rest of the combo. Players here include Jesse Powell on tenor (although Houston Person takes over in the role on one track) – plus Johnny Hammond Smith on organ, Bob Bushnell on Fender bass, and Jimmy Johnson on drums. Titles include "Nightlife", "Wave", "Watch What Happens", and "Peacock Alley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bernard Purdie (Pretty Purdie)Soul Drums (expanded edition with bonus material) ... CD
Date/Greenstreets, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massive work from one of the funkiest drummers of all time – the legendary Bernard Pretty Purdie, stepping out here in a batch of instrumentals that may well be his greatest album ever! Bernard's drums are right up front in the mix – leading off all tunes with a full, funky, echoey sort of approach that's unlike anything else we can think of – and certainly different from any other late 60s albums of this type! The production is totally great – and has a way of pulling out some of the weirdest aspects of the music – which itself features guitar from Billy Butler and Eric Gale, bass from Bob Bushnell, tenor and flute from Seldon Powell, and organ and piano from Richard Tee – who also handled all the arrangements on the set! The centerpiece is the hit single "Funky Donkey", but just about every track's a groover in its own way – and titles include "Soul Drums", "Bill's Groove", "Jimmy's Back", "Testifyin", "Modern Jive", "Blow Your Lid", "Bee N Tee", and "Soul Bossa Nova". This new edition includes 8 bonus tracks, with a couple rare 45 tracks and more that have never been released – all soulful & funk – well paired with the Soul Drums album! Bonus tracks are in stereo, and include "Alexander's Rag Time Band", "Genuine John", "Soul Clappin", "If You Never Cried", "Stop" and "Time Is Tight". Also comes with a nice booklet with new liner notes, and choice quotes from Purdie's peers and those he influenced, from Galt MacDermot to Large Professor. CD
(Please not that there is a small cutout hole through the case.)

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John CarterCastles Of Ghana ... LP
Gramavision, 1986. Very Good ... $29.99
We've always wondered why Carter's wonderful avant collaborations with Bobby Bradford were so under-documented for so long, as to our ears they were making clearly the leading lights of the LA new scene. Finally, by the 80s, more recordings seemed to be offered up to them, like this one. Carter was originally commissioned by the New York Shakespeare Festival's "New Jazz at the Public" series to do these pieces. Carter's inspiration for this record was the history of the use of castles on the coast of Ghana during the slave trade in the 16th century. Titles include "Castles Of Ghana", "Evening Prayer", "The Fallen Prince", "Capture", and "Theme Of Desperation". The players include Marty Ehrlich on bass clarinet, Andrew Cyrille on drums and percussion, Bobby Bradford on cornet and Benny Powell on trombone among others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Philly Joe Jones with Johnny GriffinDameronia – Look Stop & Listen ... CD
Uptown, 1983. Used ... $6.99
A killer second album from Philly Joe Jones' Dameronia project – a group dedicated to playing the music of Tadd Dameron, but with a soaring swing that's very much Jones' own groove! The tunes are all classics by Tadd, presented with the kind of forward-thinking charts that Dameron first got noticed for during the bop years – played here by an excellent group of creative modernists, including Johnny Griffin on tenor, Frank Wess on alto and flute, Charles Davis on tenor and flute, Benny Powell on trombone, Walter Davis on piano, Cecil Payne on baritone, and the excellent Virgil Jones on trumpet. All players are seasoned veterans by the time of this date, but come together with all the crisp freshness of their early years on the scene – a great testament to Jones' sharp leadership of the ensemble, as you'll hear on tunes that include "Our Delight", "Focus", "Choose Now", "If You Could See Me Now", "Loop Stop & Listen", and "Theme Of No Repeat". Also features two bonus alternate takes. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Philly Joe Jones with Johnny GriffinDameronia – Look Stop & Listen ... LP
Uptown, 1983. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A killer second album from Philly Joe Jones' Dameronia project – a group dedicated to playing the music of Tadd Dameron, but with a soaring swing that's very much Jones' own groove! The tunes are all classics by Tadd, presented with the kind of forward-thinking charts that Dameron first got noticed for during the bop years – played here by an excellent group of creative modernists, including Johnny Griffin on tenor, Frank Wess on alto and flute, Charles Davis on tenor and flute, Benny Powell on trombone, Walter Davis on piano, Cecil Payne on baritone, and the excellent Virgil Jones on trumpet. All players are seasoned veterans by the time of this date, but come together with all the crisp freshness of their early years on the scene – a great testament to Jones' sharp leadership of the ensemble, as you'll hear on tunes that include "Our Delight", "Focus", "Choose Now", "If You Could See Me Now", "Loop Stop & Listen", and "Theme Of No Repeat". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Lewis/Dick Katz/Rene Urtreger/Derek SmithJohn Lewis Piano/Jazz Piano International ... CD
Collectables/Atlantic, 1958/1959. Used ... $6.99
2 lost piano jazz classics from Atlantic! The John Lewis Piano album features Lewis in small group settings, with a sound that's even more intimate than that of the MJQ. Some tracks feature Lewis' piano in duets with either Barry Galbraith or Jim Hall on guitar – and titles include "Two Lyric Pieces", "Warmeland", "Harlequin", and "D & E". The second album features Lewis presenting three modern piano players that he feels are due for larger discovery. Dick Katz was perhaps the most well-known at the time, and went onto do some other sessions for Atlantic. Rene Urtreger was a fantastic French bop player with a strong Bud Powell influence, and he's finally getting some international credit today. Derek Smith was a British player who had a nice lyrical style. All three play in small trios, and tracks include "Monsieur De..", "Fontaineblow", "36 Days", "Jeff & Jamie", and "Chelsea Bridge". CD

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✨✧ John CarterDance Of The Love Ghosts ... LP
Gramavision, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Bobby Bradford on cornet, Benny Powell on trombone, Fred Hopkins on bass, Andrew Cyrille on drums, and added percussion from the Ashanti Drummers! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Osie JohnsonOsie's Oasis/Johnson's Whacks ... CD
Period/OJC, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work as a leader from drummer Osie Johnson – two sessions recorded during the heyday of his career, when he was appearing as a sideman on countless other albums! The style here is similar to some of Johnson's other session work – particularly his contributions to the labels RCA and Bethlehem – as most of the numbers are relatively tightly arranged, and given a playful, slightly modern spin that usually features a fair bit of interplay between the horns in the group. Players vary here – both between the albums, and the tracks on each set – and key musicians include Frank Wess, Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Dick Katz, and Benny Powell. The CD features both albums done for the Period label – and titles include "Johnson's Whacks", "Osmosis", "Don't Bug Me Hug Me", "Midnight Mirage", "Cokernut Tree", "Blues For The Camels", "Osie's Oasis", "Cat Walk", and "Flute To Boot". CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Johnny Hammond SmithLook Out! ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A solid early 60s side by Johnny Hammond Smith and one that's unlike a lot of his other records from the time. This set was recorded with the great tenor player Seldon Powell, one of the few sessions where he actually gets a lot of room to solo, which we welcome whole-heartedly. Clement Wells is featured on vibes, and Wally Richardson and Leo Stevens round out the group on guitar and drums. The set rocks nicely with the classic East coast Jersey sound you'd look for in one of these hard to get Prestige sides, and includes numbers like "Let Everybody Say Amen", "Upset", "Que Sera Baby" and "Soul Grits". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some water staining in one upper corner, with a bit of light peeling. Record is nice!)
 
 
 



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