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Quartette Tres BienExodus/Three O'Clock In The Morning ... 7-inch
Norman, 1966. Near Mint- ... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have small stickers.)

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Quartette Tres BienOur Thing ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Righteous grooviness by this great combo! The record was probably the group's 10th – recorded during a very successful run for Decca, when they were crafting finely groovy albums of soul jazz, in a mode that was similar to the early work by the Young-Holt Trio, but which also had the distinction of added percussion. The album's got some nice covers done in the band's style – like "Sunny", "Sunrise Sunset", "Invitation", and "Alfie" – plus the original tunes "Wish You Were Here" and "I Am That I Am". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Quartette Tres BienSpring Into Spring ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An obscure one from the Quartette Tres Bien – one of their first new albums for the Decca label, and a lyrically beautiful set of piano and percussion tracks with a heck of a lot of soul! The approach is similar to that used on many of the group's other ones from the time – piano trio soul jazz, augmented with additional percussion on bongos and congas. There's a good ear for the tunes on the set – and apart from the album's two great original numbers ("Accidentaly On Percy" and "We Remember Jamie"), the rest of the set's got some well-chosen numbers that let the band open up in complicated rhythms. Titles include "Lover Man", "The Night Is Young & You're So Beautiful", "Joey Joey Joey", and "It Might As Well Be Spring". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Quartette Tres BienIn Motion ... CD
Decca (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning little set from the Quartette Tres Bien – a sweet 60s group who were every bit as groovy as the Ramsey Lewis Trio, but never fully got their due! This set is one of the group's best – filled with some killer original titles – all delivered with their unusual "piano trio plus" approach – which adds in extra percussion from Percy James on bongos and congas, to the group that features Jeter Thomas is on the piano, Richard Simmons on bass, and Albert St. James on drums. The percussion is often used in nicely exotic ways, while the trio still grooves with a soul jazz vibe – and our favorite numbers include "Brother Percy", "Bad People", "Saint Sylvester", and "Master Charles" – but the whole thing is top notch – with some nice covers and and fresh takes on standards, like "It Ain't Necessarily So", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", "It Could Happen To You", and "Charade". CD

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✨✧ Quartette Tres BienWhere It's At! ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
More groovy soul jazz piano, plus percussion, by the group who virtually invented the genre. As with their other albums on Decca, this one contains a few groovy covers of pop material – like "Amor", "Feelin' Good", and "Moon River" – plus some nice originals which use percussion and piano to very interesting effect. This album's originals include "Harambee" and "Lucky 28", both of which were written by Percy James, who plays congas and bongos on the album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
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Afro Blues Quintet Plus OneNew Directions ... LP
Mira, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Great work by one of the grooviest groups on the LA 60s scene! The Afro Blues Quintet have a blend of soul jazz and Latin styles that's similar to the best 60s work by Cal Tjader, or to records by small combos like the Quartette Tres Bien or The Latin Jazz Quintet. Lots of grooves have a nice modal swing to them – nice and jazzy, with slight touches of soulful instrumentation, all fused into a tight Latin-styled groove. Loads of great original tunes – including "Mystic Mambo", "Freaks", "Incantations", "Victims Of Chance", "Let My People Go", and "Afro Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Stereo sticker and a small name in pen on back.)

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QuasimodeHot & Cool ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $28.99
Stunning work from Quasimode – and a great reminder that, even in the 21st Century, a combo can still cook strongly with just acoustic instruments! These guys come across like some lost soul jazz group from the 60s – the kind of outfit that worked endlessly in clubs, and found a way to effortlessly build together jazz expression, soulful rhythms, and a tightness that still never sounds slick or forced at all. Imagine the Ramsey Lewis Trio or Quartette Tres Bien with horns, and you get part of the picture – or maybe some of Bobby Timmons' best groovers of the mid 60s – as the group's core approach with percussion, drums, piano, and bass gets augmented by just the right amount of tenor and trumpet for the set. The performance is a live one – and titles include "Overjoyed", "Jeannine", "The Man From Nagpur", "Ant Soldier", "All Is One", and "Seven Colors". CD

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