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Quartette Tres BienFour Of A Kind ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A groovy batch of soul jazz numbers – wonderful work from this long-gone quartet that mixed piano, bass, drums, and percussion, into a mode that was softer than the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and more complicated percussively than most of their contemporaries – grooving in a slightly exotic mode that's almost inspired by Horace Silver, with touches of the MJQ. As with all of their albums, this one features two great originals – "Tribal Festival" and "Goodbye Summer" – plus some really well-crafted reworkings of 60s tunes, including "The Joker", "Yesterday", "Girl Talk", and "How Insensitive". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Quartette Tres BienHere It Is! ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
The Quartette Tres Bien had a trademark piano/percussion/bass/conga sound that grooved nicely on their own material, and on their mellow covers of 60s pop and jazz standards. This nice mid-period Decca album by the group features some nice originals – like "Jamsine Eyes", "Tracy's Boogaloo", "Happy Donna", and "Pamelam-A-Lam" – all of which are nice and soulful. Also includes versions of "Shadow Of Your Smile" and "Goin Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear & clear tape on the seams.)

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Quartette Tres BienKilimanjaro (Decca pressing) ... LP
Decca, 1964. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the earliest albums from the legendary Quartette Tres Bien – the hip piano combo from the St Louis scene – one who were almost to that city's jazz world what Ramsey Lewis was to Chicago! Unlike other piano groups of the time, which were trios, the Quartette featured an additional percussionist in their lineup of piano, bass, and drums – and that added percussion really gives records like this a super-cool kick – a romping sort of rhythm that's totally great! Pianist Jeter Thompson's also one heck of a great writer – as you'll hear on the album's original "Kilimanjaro" – and percussionist Percy James really makes other tunes groove, including versions of "You Came A Long Way From St Louis", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "Secretly", "My Favorite Things", and "My One And Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pencil on back.)

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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
(White label promo.)

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Quartette Tres BienSpring Into Spring ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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 BienStepping Out! ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
One of the best albums by this groovy piano/percussion combo who played a nice mix of bossa and soul jazz. The set has 2 nice originals with a deep groove – "Watusi Warrior" and "Sheryl Likes Bananas" – plus groovy covers of "Summertime", "Taste Of Honey", and "More". Nice stuff, and very cool mix of piano, bass, drums, and congas. LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy. Cover has taped seams, checkout card, and some wear.)

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Quartette Tres BienWhere It's At! ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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 light wear.)

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