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✨✧ Prestige Blues SwingersOutskirts Of Town ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite what you might guess from the title, the record's not a blues-based one – but a great little blowing session from an all-star array of players! It's our guess that Prestige chose to use the word "blues" in the title because "soul jazz" had yet to come into prominence – but the album's definitely a push of the hardbop blowing session mode in the soul jazz direction – using players that include Art Farmer, Idrees Sulieman, Jerome Richardson, Jimmy Forrest, Pepper Adams, Ray Bryant, and Tiny Grimes on a batch of longish tunes that have plenty of bluesy overtones. Arrangements here are by Jerry Valentine, who we don't really know – but he really gets the feel of the record right – and tracks include "Sent For You Yesterday", "Blue Flute", "Jelly Jelly", and "I Wanna Blow Blow Blow". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC Limited Edition pressing.)

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✨✧ PrestigePrestige Disc Guide (paperback) ... Book
Du Books (Japan), 2013. New Copy Book ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful book on the legendary Prestige Records label – some of the hippest hardbop of the 50s, the coolest soul jazz of the 60s, and the funkiest grooves of the 70s! The book is similar to some of the Blue Note discographies we've stocked from Japan over the years – in that it offers up listings for hundreds of records – with black and white images of the album cover art, plus recording dates, personnel, catalog number, and titles in English – and an additional review of the record in Japanese. The book begins with the first 12" albums on Prestige – the 7000 series – then moves through the early 70s – and also has sections on the New Jazz/Status, Swingville/Moodsville, and early 70s Prestige 10000 funk series too. The back features a complete list of all 12" albums on the label – and the whole thing is over 300 pages, and provides essential information on the label – even if you can't read the reviews in Japanese. Book

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John ColtraneFearless Leader – The 1957 to 1958 Prestige Sessions (6CD set) ... CD
Prestige, 1957/1958. Used 6 CDs ... $28.99
A massive amount of greatness – the first run of albums by John Coltrane as a leader, recorded for Prestige Records in 1957 and 1958, and packaged here with a huge booklet of notes as well! The 6CD collection features a massive 48 tracks in all – the long, open-ended grooves that Coltrane recorded for Prestige – really stepping into the spotlight as a leader on his own, and working with players who include Red Garland on piano, Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard on trumpets, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. The set features exquisite packaging – very unique – plus a beautiful 64 page book that includes album artwork, new liner notes, and a full discography and sessionography too! CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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John ColtraneVery Best Of John Coltrane – The Prestige Era ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Miles DavisAll Miles – The Prestige Albums (14CD set) ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Italy), New Copy ... About October 27, 2017 (delayed)
... CD

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Miles DavisLegendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (4CDs – with previously unreleased material) ... CD
Prestige, Late 50s. New Copy 4CD ... $31.99 35.99
A beautiful overview of some of the most legendary material in the catalog of both Miles Davis and John Coltrane – quintet collaborations for Prestige Records from the late 50s, presented here with all master and alternate takes, plus a full bonus CD of unreleased material! The original tracks were issued on a groundbreaking run of albums that include the classics Cookin, Relaxin, Steamin, and Workin With The Miles Davis Quintet – all with Davis on trumpet, Coltrane on tenor, and rhythm from the trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. But in addition to the 32 tracks of studio material from the group – presented on the first 3 CDs in the set – the package also features 8 more live numbers, recorded for the Tonight Show in 1955, and live at the Blue Note in Philly in 1956 and at Cafe Bohemia in 1958! Original studio tunes include "Stablemates", "The Theme", "How Am I To Know", "Four", "Salt Peanuts", "Woody'n You", "Ahmad's Blues", "Well You Needn't", "Half Nelson", "Oleo", "Tune Up", and "Blues By Five". Unreleased live tunes include "Tune Up", "Walkin", "Max Is Making Wax", "Four", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "Two Bass Hit". Added bonuses include 5 solo transcriptions, a 40 page booklet, and original cover art by Miles! CD

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Eric DolphyComplete Prestige Recording (MISSING DISC 9) (9CD box set) ... CD
Prestige, Early 60s. Used 9 CDs ... $49.99
... CD
(Out of print, please note that disc 9 is missing from this set.)

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Illinois JacquetBottoms Up - Illinois Jacquet On Prestige! ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Nice mixture of boppish and swing-based material, and an excellent soulful session that has Illinois Jacquet playing in a stripped-down setting with Ben Tucker on bass, Alan Dawson on drums, and Barry Harris on piano, who adds a nice warm dimension to the set. Jacquet's tone is fantastic as always, and it's a real treat to hear him work his way around the tracks in a relatively free environment. Titles include "Sassy", "Bottoms Up", "Jivin With Jack The Bellboy", and his classic "Port Of Rico". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Don Lanphere/Fats Navarro/Leo Parker/ Al HaigPrestige First Sessions Vol 1 ... CD
Prestige, 1949/1950. Used ... $6.99
The earliest days of a legendary jazz label – some of the first 78rpm material recorded by Prestige Records, all of it pretty darn great! The first half of the set features work by the group of tenorist Don Lanphere – a great player we don't really know at all, but one who's got Fats Navarro blowing trumpet on most of the tracks on the set! Piano is by Duke Jordan on the first two tracks, and Al Haig on all the rest – and titles include "Spider's Web", "Strike Up The Band", "Wailing Wall", "Go", "Stop", and "Infatuation". Next are some rare sides from saxophonist Leo Parker – playing alto here in addition to his usual baritone – in a group with Al Haig on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Max Roach on drums – on tunes that include "Mad Lad Returns", "Who's Mad", "Mona Lisa", "Darn That Dream", and "I Cross My Fingers". Last are some sweet bop sides from a trio with Al Haig on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – on the titles "Liza", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Opus Caprice", and "Stairway To The Stars". CD

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Charles MingusMingus (Prestige 2LP) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Excellent double LP that brings together a whole bunch of Mingus' best Debut sides from the early 50's – most of which are very hard to find on wax these days! Mingus is playing with a group that includes Mal Waldron, Eddie Bert, and Max Roach – and the album includes classics like "Haitian Fight Song", "All the Things You Can C Sharp", and "Percussion Discussion". Great stuff, and with some good notes, too. Also includes "Work Song", "Ladybird", "Love Chant", "Jump Monk", "Septemberly", "A Foggy Day", & "Love Chant". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkComplete Prestige 10 Inch Collection (5LP set) ... LP
Prestige/Craft, Early 50s. New Copy ... $72.99 79.99
A completely different look at the early 50s material that Thelonious Monk recorded for Prestige Records – music that you might know from later full length albums, but presented here in the original 10" LP releases that first hit the market! The sound of the work here is completely groundbreaking – Monk really finding his own space in the freedom allowed by Prestige, able to try out so many new tunes in a trio format, and also working famously with tenor sax as well – both that of Frank Foster on one record, and Sonny Rollins on another! Other musicians include Percy Heath, Tommy Potter, and Curley Russell on bass – and Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Art Taylor on drums – and albums include Thelonious, Thelonious Monk Quintet Blows For LP, Thelonious Monk Quintet, Thelonious Monk Plays, and Sonny Rollins & Thelonious Monk. Each record comes in a heavy 10" cover, with the original cover art – all rare images not used in the CD or LP reissue era – and the box also has a great booklet with new liner notes and vintage photos! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPrestige Records Story (4 CD set) ... CD
Prestige/Fantasy, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $24.99
Includes material from Gene Ammons, George Benson, Rusty Bryant, John Coltrane, Sonny Criss, King Curtis, Tadd Dameron, Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Etta Jones, Oliver Nelson, King Pleasure, Roland Kirk, and Sonny Stitt. CD
(Barcode has a sticker. CDs have promo stamps. Includes slipcase and booklet. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Ensemble Of ChicagoPhase One (Prestige pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1971/1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the headiest albums ever recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a brilliant mix of noise and silence that rivals some of the greatest genius of the 20th century avant composition! The album's lead track "Ohnedaruth" builds slowly with a variety of percussion – traveling in People In Sorrow territory that shows a remarkable sense of sound and space. All members of the group pick up some percussion to build the track as it goes along – then follow suit with a more reed-based approach on the other extended tune on the album, "Lebert Aaly" – the group's brilliant tribute to the late Albert Ayler! The sound is incredibly deep and textured – and draws a clear line between creative improvisation and technical composition that puts the group alongside Cage and Hindemuth! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerLonely Star – The Prestige Sessions ... CD
Prestige, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don Lanphere/Fats Navarro/Leo Parker/ Al HaigPrestige First Sessions 1949/50 ... LP
Prestige, 1949/1950. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The earliest days of a legendary jazz label – some of the first 78rpm material recorded by Prestige Records, all of it pretty darn great! The first half of the set features work by the group of tenorist Don Lanphere – a great player we don't really know at all, but one who's got Fats Navarro blowing trumpet on most of the tracks on the set! Piano is by Duke Jordan on the first two tracks, and Al Haig on all the rest – and titles include "Spider's Web", "Strike Up The Band", "Wailing Wall", "Go", "Stop", and "Infatuation". Next are some rare sides from saxophonist Leo Parker – playing alto here in addition to his usual baritone – in a group with Al Haig on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Max Roach on drums – on tunes that include "Mad Lad Returns", "Who's Mad", "Mona Lisa", "Darn That Dream", and "I Cross My Fingers". Last are some sweet bop sides from a trio with Al Haig on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – on the titles "Liza", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Opus Caprice", and "Stairway To The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsComplete Prestige Recordings (7CD box set) ... CD
Prestige, Late 40s/1950s. Used 7 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With 90 tracks! CD
(Out of print. Includes original booklet and box – both in great shape!)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell (Prestige) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Kenny Burrell at his best – lean, mean, playing in a stripped down session that he rarely matched in later years! The record's got an open-ended jam session feel – Kenny listed as the leader, but playing in a laidback setting with Cecil Payne on baritone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. The album's long tracks move along at a soulful pace, letting in a lot of room for solo work – especially from Burrell and Payne, who never sounded better! Titles include "Drum Boogie", "Perception", "Strictly Confidential", and "Don't Cry Baby". CD

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✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetModern Jazz Quartet (Prestige LP 170) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ah, the genius of the early Modern Jazz Quartet – summed up perfectly in two words: Kenny Clarke! At this early point in the group's history, Kenny was in the quartet on drums – and his magic touch on the kit makes for a style that's a bit harder, and a bit more swinging than some of the later albums from the MJQ, especially those on Atlantic. Additionally, Milt Jackson was coming off of his bop years at Blue Note – another good influence on these sides, as most of the tracks swing with that mix of bop and modern that you'd find on the the best Jackson 10" recordings from the time. This tasty early album is some of our favorite work by the group – and features tracks that include "La Ronde", "Milano", "One Bass Hit", and "Django". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl is nice and clean – and the cover is great, with no splits.)
 
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✨✧ Mose AllisonSeventh Son (aka Mose Allison Sings) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s/1973. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Prime hipster stuff here, with loads of rootsy jazzy tracks – many of which are Mose's own compositions, plus a few standards and a great take on Ray Charles' "Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand". The lineup varies, but always supports Allson's vocals and rolling piano nicely with a trio setting. Includes "Parchman Farm", "Seventh Son", "Eyesight To The Blind", "If You Live", "One Room Country Shack", and "Yopung Man". This album's a 70s repackaging of a late 50s session called Mose Allison Sings – issued to cash in on Mose's then success at Atlantic! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a DJ stamp.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1964. Used ... $6.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange). CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene AmmonsBest Of Gene Ammons With Brother Jack McDuff ... LP
Prestige, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The pairing of Gene Ammons' tenor and Brother Jack McDuff's organ was one of the biggest-selling duos to ever grace the Prestige Records catalog – and the best moments of that grouping are summed up here, in a late 60s "best of" that features 6 of the best tracks cut by the Ammons/McDuff pair. The set reads like a textbook in organ/tenor jazz – and titles include "Twistin The Jug", "Mellow Gravy", "Watch Out", "When You Wish Upon A Star", and "Shuffle Twist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBig Bad Jug ... LP
Prestige, 1972. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Jug's big and bad here in tone – and the style is nicely complicated at times – a bit more open-ended and electric than before, with a sound that's almost like the shift that Stanley Turrentine was making during his years at CTI! There's still a bit of the previous Prestige funk in the mix – thanks to drums from Billy Cobham, and organ from Sonny Phillips – but the group also includes up-and-comer Maynard Parker on guitar, who gets in some nicely snakey lines at times – slinking through the tunes with a warmly chromatic edge that's mighty nice, and which sets the tune for some of Ammons' more laidback solo moments. His tenor's still as strong as ever, though – blown with a beautiful sense of tone, on tracks that include "Lady Mama", "Big Bad Jug", "Lucille", "Fly Me", and "Fuzz" – plus a nice version of "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" with a sweetly gentle break! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBig Sound ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Classic Jug, playing in a laidback open-ended blowing session, with other strong Prestige players – like Coltrane, Jerome Richardson, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Mal Waldron, who always seems to be the driving force between most Prestige sides like this. The album has only 4 tracks, and they're all long and nice and soulful. The titles are "Blue Hymn", "The Real McCoy", "Cheek To Cheek", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some pen on back.)

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Gene AmmonsBig Sound (Groove Blues/Big Sound) ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A nice 2LP set that collects material recorded on January 3, 1958 – originally issued as 2 separate LPs, The Big Sound and Groove Blues, but collected here together in its entirety, along with a good set of notes! The album's classic Ammons, playing in a laidback open-ended blowing session, with other strong Prestige players – like Coltrane, Jerome Richardson, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Mal Waldron, who always seems to be the driving force between most Prestige sides like this. Titles include "Groove Blues", "Jug Handle", "Cheek To Cheek", "Blue Hymn", "The Real McCoy", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBoss Is Back! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
In "back", the title is pointing to the fact that Gene Ammons is back on the scene, after being released from 7 years of a tragic 15 year narcotics sentence in prison. The album marks a proud return for Jug – who'd not recorded since a very successful flurry of sides recorded in 1961, done for a number of labels, and issued slowly during his time off the recording market. The album's a nice groover in a Prestige funky mode – with Bernard Purdie on drums on a number of cuts, plus work by Sonny Phillips, Candido, and Junior Mance. Includes the funky cuts "Tastin' the Jug" and "Jungle Boss" – plus "Madame Queen" and "Feeling Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsBoss Tenor ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A soul jazz classic from Gene Ammons – the kind of session that easy made him "boss" on tenor – with a tone and conception that few other players could touch! The set is done in a style that's laidback, but never too loose – bouncing along in that "with conga" style of rhythm that was used strongly at the start of the 60s – with Ray Barretto on percussion, alongside Tommy Flanagan on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The style is nice and echoey – a mode that works well not only here, but on most of the 22 other albums that Ammons went onto record during the next 2 years! Titles include "Close Your Eyes", "Canadian Sunset", "Hittin' The Jug", "Confirmation", and "Blue Ammons". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good ... $6.99
One of Jug's funkier albums from his time back out of the pen, and a tasty electric session with Billy Butler on guitar and Sonny Phillips on organ. Pretty Purdie plays drums, and he kicks it nice and lean on the great groover "Jungle Strut". The album also features a nice version of "Son of A Preacher Man", plus "Ger-ru", which features Junior Mance on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks towards the end of Side 1.)

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✨✧ Gene AmmonsFree Again ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
Dang! Poor Gene Ammons kept getting stuck with albums that had titles which referenced his prison time! Fortunately, the quality of this one's good enough to live past the stupid name – and the record has Gene blowing with a larger group of west coast soul jazz players, arranged by Bobby Bryant, in the style of big band funk he was using on his own work. More than a few nice moments arise – especially on the cuts "Crazy Mary", "Fru Fru", and "Jaggin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene AmmonsJammin With Gene – Vol 2 Of The Gene Ammons Jam Sessions ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Ahhhh . . . The Jam Session years of Gene Ammons! This album was one of a number that Jug cut for Prestige during the mid 50s, all excellent examples of how perfectly the label's "blowing session" style could work when it wanted to. The set takes Ammons' tenor, and groups it with an all-star cast that includes Art Farmer and Donald Byrd on trumpets, Jackie McLean on alto, Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. All the horn players are given free reign to solo – and as most of the tracks go on and on and on, they really get room to open up, blowing with the kind of competitive creativity you'd hear in a live set at the same time. Includes three long tracks: "Not Really The Blues", "Jammin With Gene", and "We'll Be Together Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in the Jazz Classics Series cover.)

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Gene AmmonsNight Lights ... LP
Prestige, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Gene Ammons & Dodo MarmarosaJug & Dodo ... LP
Prestige, 1962/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
The first-ever issue of material recorded in Chicago in 1962 – a rare session by pianist Dodo Marmarosa, one that was to be his last on earth! Dodo's working with a trio that includes Sam Jones on bass and Marshall Thompson on drums – in a sad, almost bluesy style that's a wonderful maturation of ideas he was expressing during his bop years, and which is similar to his last album on Argo. Ammons joins in on tenor sax for about half the tracks on the session, and the material is presented here with a good set of liner notes that opens up a good bit of history on Dodo. Titles include "Just Friends", "Georgia", "For You", "The Moody Blues", "Yardbird Suite", "Bluzarumba", and "The Very Thought Of You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittYou Talk That Talk! ... LP
Prestige, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
These two tenor giants meet in the period slightly before Ammons death, and they're grouped with some of the younger funky players on Prestige, like Leon Spencer, Idris Muhammad, and George Freeman. The sound is fairly traditional, but there's some nice funky moments. Tracks include "Out Of It", which was written by Harold Vick, "The People's Choice", written by Harold Ousley, and the title cut, which is a Leon Spencer original. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chet BakerGroovin With The Chet Baker Quintet ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Some obscure but great 60s work by Chet Baker – and one of 5 albums recorded under the guidance of Richard Carpenter, best known as the author of "Walkin", but also Chet's manager at the time. The record's got a lot more soulful feel than some of Chet's other work – thanks to a hip group that includes George Coleman on tenor next to Chet, plus rhythm backing by Kirk Lightsey, Herman Wright, and the great Roy Brooks. Tracks include "Madison Avenue", "Lonely Star", "Wee, Too", and "Tan Gaugin". And as proof of how obscure Baker's career had gotten at one point, the liner notes are by a jazz critic who says that he thought that Baker had died a few years before! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has an ink stamp on the back.)

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✨✧ Pat BowieFeelin' Good ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Fantastic work from singer Pat Bowie – and a session that also features some key solos from Charles McPherson as well! McPherson's alto isn't always heard on albums with vocals, but it does a great job here with Pat – sliding in nicely at just the right point, and giving the tunes a nice sort of edge underneath the lyrics. The rest of the group is great too – with Tommy Flanagan on piano, All Hall on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – all accompanying Bowie with a relaxed, easygoing feel that's very much like catching the set in a hip small club. Titles include "Wonder Why", "Summertime", "Feeling Good", "Since I Fell For You", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Summertime", "Lonesome Road", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp – very nice. Cover is great, but has a cut corner & a name in marker on the back.)

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George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different – very far-reaching, and almost spiritual at points – with the blend of jazz and other modes that you might find on the Cadet/Concept sessions in late 60s Chicago! Braith plays a wide assortment of saxes – c-melody, alto and soprano – but his playing here is a bit different than the Roland Kirk-like vibe of before – sometimes more stretched-out and exploratory, in a Nathan Davis sort of vibe – sometimes wrapped up in some larger explorations from the whole group. There's moments of raw percussion with echoey production, others with wordless vocals floating alongside the lead soloist, and still others that have that catchy blend of soul jazz and exoticism you'd find in the music of Eddie Harris or Yusef Lateef – even though Braith here is completely his own artist too! The set features Jane Getz on piano, Jay Carter and Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – but there's also a lot of percussion, both Latin and otherwise, from a shifting lineup of players. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", "Our Blessing", "Laura", and "Splashes Of Love". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Ray BryantAlone With The Blues ... LP
New Jazz/Prestige, 1958. Good ... $9.99
A very striking album – one of Ray Bryant's most noteworthy of the time! The album features Ray playing solo piano – quite unusual for the period, as most piano jazz records, especially his, were at least cut in a trio format – with additional bass and drums. Yet the approach works wonderfully for Bryant, and unlocks a surprisingly sensitive side of his music – quite different than some of his more soul jazz-styled work of the period. Ray's wonderfully unfettered here – hitting grooves with a level of expression and sophistication that far surpasses most of his other records. The intimate time on the keys never gets hokey or overindulgent – but it does let Ray open up and show a side that we've rarely heard on wax. Titles include "Stocking Feet", "Blues #3", "Joy", "Me & The Blues", and "My Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing, with RVG stamp. Cover has splitting on the spine, price sticker remnants, and light stains at the top.)

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Rusty BryantFor The Good Times ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Rusty Bryant's last albums for Prestige – recorded in that more-electric mode that graced the label's albums of the year 1973 – but in a style that's still pretty darn nice! The group's still a small combo – with Rusy on tenor and alto, plus with Hank Jones on electric piano, and the twin guitars of Joe Beck and Hugh McCracken. The rhythm team of Tony Levin and Steve Gadd is still pretty tight too – and there's some nice numbers on the set that cook with a warm electric soul jazz groove. Titles include the mellow "Theme From Deep Throat", a nice soundtrack groover, plus "The Last One Out", "Night In Tunisia", "Killing Me Softly", and "Appalachian Green". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a name in pen on back.)

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Rusty BryantSoul Liberation (blue cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good ... $9.99
Fantastic funky jazz from tenorman Rusty Bryant – one of the real standout titles in the classic early 70s Prestige jazz/funk years! Rusty leads a group that includes heavyweights like Charles Earland on organ, Virgil Jones on trumpet, Melvin Sparks on guitar, and Idris Muhammad on drums – all top-shelf players who make for a date as great as you might imagine – one that definitely liberates Rusty's soul from older modes, and sets it free into new funky pastures! The vibe here is right up there with Bryant's legendary Fire Eater record – and titles include "Soul Liberation", "Cold Duck Time", "Lou Lou", and "Freeze Dried Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)
 
 
 



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