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Harry Arnold, Tony Scott, & Quincy JonesBig Band In Concert 1957 to 1958 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1957/1958. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
One of the greatest pairings of American and Swedish players of the 50s happened under the guidance of bandleader Harry Arnold – the top Swedish jazz orchestra leader of the time, and an artist who also managed to get a few American releases at the time! The tracks on this set are pulled from 3 different live recordings in the years 1957 and 1958 – the last half of which are especially noteworthy, as they feature Arnold working with a young Quincy Jones, who'd also brought the great trumpeter Benny Bailey into the sessions. Other tracks on the set showcase the clarinet talents of Tony Scott – who also arranged a fair number of tunes – and who plays here alongside Swedish soloists that include Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberg, and Sixten Eriksson. Alice Babs sings on one track on the CD – and the package features 17 titles that include "Meet Benny Bailey", "Six-Ten", "Stand By", "The Moon Walks", "Frantic Blues", "Kinda Blues", "Have You Met Quincy Jones", and "Room 608". CD

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✨✧ Billy Eckstine & Quincy JonesAt Basin Street East ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Donny Hathaway/Quincy JonesCome Back Charleston Blue ... LP
Atco, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An unusual album in the Atlantic career of Donny Hathaway – and a unique collaboration with the legendary Quincy Jones! The music here is Hathaway's sole entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack genre of the 70s – penned for film version of a Chester Himes novel, and scored in a mix of funky 70s modes and other more standard jazz styles. Quincy's on board as the "musical supervisor" – and clearly helps Donny focus his energies towards the hipper side of the soundtrack spectrum, especially on the more contemporary styled tracks. And although most of the work here is instrumental, Hathaway also sings a bit too – most famously on the classic "Little Ghetto Boy" – which is easily one of Donny's greatest tracks ever! Other titles include "Come Back Charleston Blue", with vocals by Margie Joseph, plus "Bossa Nova", "Tim's High", "Hearse To Graveyard", "Harlem Dawn", "String Segue", "Furniture Truck", and "Liberation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained on the the bottom half and along the opening, with a good amont of peeling, mostly on back.)

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Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... LP
Quest/Warner, 1989. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip hoppers, to R&B vocalists. Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane rap on a version of "Birdland" that also has solos from Miles, Diz, and James Moody; Take 6 sing on a mellow version of Ivan Lins' "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", Bobby McFerrin sings goofily on "Wee B Dooinit", Siedah Garrett and Al B Sure sing on "The Secret Garden", and a whole choir joins in on "Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Quincy JonesBig Band Bossa Nova ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
Perhaps THE greatest Quincy Jones album of the 60s – a hard-swinging batch of big band bossa tunes – and one of the greatest American takes on the bossa sound ever! Quincy really brings a lot of soul to the set – syncopating the bottom end of the tunes to really bring out the rhythms, and working with a jazzy flourish of horns that creates all these quick and clever little turns in the tunes! The sound's been heard most famously on the incredible track "Soul Bossa Nova" – an original by Quincy for the set, which has gone onto much greater fame through its use in the film Austin Powers, and a bazillion TV commercials! But the whole album's great too – and other tracks include "Serenata", "Lalo Bossa Nova", "Boogie Bossa Nova", and "Chega De Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has center splits on the seams.)

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Quincy JonesBirth Of A Band (2LP pressing – The Birth Of A Band/The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones) ... LP
Mercury/EmArcy, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A great 80s EmArcy two-fer from Q's Mercury years! The Birth Of A Band is a very swingin', very groovy early album from Quincy – one that's clearly in the big band mode, but handled with soulful touches that really set it apart from the genre! The band is a great one all the way through – and the album features solos by Zoot Sims, Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, and Harry Edison. Tracks are very often in a soul jazz mode – arranged by Quincy and Melba Liston – and featuring versions of some of the best jazz compositions of the time. Titles include "Moanin", "I Remember Clifford", "Along Came Betty", and "Whisper Not". Quincy's world is great and wide indeed – and even at this early point in his career, he was displaying a wonderful talent for bringing in bits from all sources! The album's essentially a straight jazz set, but it's got some great exotic touches that are in keeping with the "world" theme and the globe-trotting titles on the set. The group's excellent too – with players that include Sahib Shihab, Budd Johnson, Les Spann, Lee Morgan, and Phil Woods – all working through hip arrangements by Al Cohn, Bill Potts, and Ernie Wilkins. Titles include "Ghana", "Air Mail Special", "Chant Of The Weed", "Eesom", and "I Never Has Seen Snow". Plus, this set adds "Midnight Sun Will Never Set" from the Birth Of sessions! LP, Vinyl record album

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Quincy JonesBody Heat ... LP
A&M, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
In the early 70s, Quincy Jones surrounded himself with some of the best young soul and jazz talent he could find, plus a few older pros – and the result was a great series of albums that spanned genres and created a whole new approach to modern R&B. This gem of a record was put together with a young Leon Ware and an older Ray Brown – and it features some killer mellow soul tracks that rank with Quincy's best work! Includes the sublime version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", plus "Body Heat", "Soul Saga", "Everything Must Change", "One Track Mind", and "Along Came Betty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Quincy JonesCinema Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A much-needed look at an overlooked side of the genius of Quincy Jones – not his jazz work, not his productions for famous soul artists, but instead his huge legacy of soundtrack material – a part of Q's career that really took off in the 60s! By the time he started working in films, Jones had already had a decade under his belt as one of the hippest arrangers, leaders, and composers in jazz – and the film business really respected those talents, and allowed Quincy to bring some really fresh styles into play – modes that really opened up the vibe of American cinema, and also paved the way for the funky styles of the 70s! As that decade approached, Jones left behind the cinema to take on some more higher-profile records of his own – but all the charms of those great albums can be found here at their roots – in this stunning collection of soundtrack material. This LP package features some of the best tracks from the CD box set – 11 numbers that include "Ironside", "Threadbare", "Deadly Affair", "Pawnbroker", "Roack Em Up", "They Call Me Mister Tibbs", "Slum Creeper", "Main Squeeze", "Rap Run It On Down", "The Anderson Tapes", and "Getta Bloomin Move On". LP, Vinyl record album

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Quincy JonesColor Purple – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Qwest, 1986. Sealed 2LP ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Quincy JonesFab ... LP
Fontana (Netherlands), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A very cool, overseas-only collection – one that brings together some of the best material from the Quincy Jones years on Mercury! Players include Patti Brown on piano, Clark Terry and Ernie Royal on trumpets, Melba Liston and Quentin Jackson on trombones, and Phil Woods, Sahib Shihab, Frank Wess, and Benny Golson on saxes. LP, Vinyl record album

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Quincy JonesFor Love Of Ivy – Original Soundtrack ... LP
ABC, 1967. Sealed ... $4.99
A very hip soundtrack from Quincy Jones – yet another of his well-penned scores to accompany a film starred by Sidney Poitier! The album's maybe not as funky as some of Quincy's other work – but it more than makes up for it with some nice soulful touches that keep things real. One side of the album is instrumental, and the other's got vocals, some by B.B. King (with lyrics by Maya Angelou!), and one by Shirley Horn. Cuts include "You Put It On Me", "Wheelin & Dealin", "Soul Motion", "Black Pearl", and "My Side Of The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole at the spine.)

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Quincy JonesGo West, Man! ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1957. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Quincy turns his soul jazz arranging style to a band filled with West Coast players, and he gets them to groove a lot more than you'd expect! Players include Herb Geller, Art Pepper, Charlie Mariano, Bill Perkins, and Walter Benton. The tracks are short, with tight solo space, and most of them were written and arranged by West Coasters like Jimmy Giuffre, Lennie Niehaus, and Johnny Mandel. Titles include "Be My Guest", "London Derriere", "Kings Road Blues", "The Oom Is Blues", and "Bright Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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Quincy JonesGolden Boy ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good ... $4.99
A sweet bridge between Quincy's big band recordings and his groovier soundtrack work of the mid 60s – as the record combines straight jazzy grooving with some of the cooler elements of Quincy's soundtrack scores, like stepping strings, wordless voices, and a breathy mellow groove that floats across the disc in a wonderful way! Aiding Quincy in the album are a host of top-line jazz players – including Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Woods on saxes – plus Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, and Jim Hall on guitar! Although titled after the show Golden Boy, only a few cuts here are from that musical – and the rest include Quincy Jones originals and some cool covers, given the Q twist. Titles include "Seaweed", "The Witching Hour", "Hard Day's Night", "The Sidewinder", and "Theme From Golden Boy", done in 2 versions, both great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Quincy JonesGreat Wide World Of Quincy Jones – Live! ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $12.99
Lost work from Quincy – recorded live in Switzerland around the same time as his Great Wide World album, but featuring a slightly different group – and a sound that's a lot more open! Players on the set include Les Spann on flute and guitar, Patti Brown on piano, Benny Bailey and Freddie Hubbard on trumpets, Curtis Fuller and Melba Liston on trombones, and Sahib Shihab on baritone sax – and the tracks are long, with some nice solo space throughout. Includes great versions of "Stolen Moments", "Moanin", "Banjaluka", and "Air Mail Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s pressing, on Japanese vinyl, with obi!)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesGula Matari ... LP
A&M, 1970. Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A real step forward for Quincy Jones – a record that really shows the jazzman moving into sophisticated new territory – a sound that's just right for the CTI generation! The album's got a vibe that's a bit similar to Quincy's Walking In Space album, but it's a lot deeper too – touched with some of the African elements you might guess from the title – arranged in ways that are often quite spacious, so that the tunes really take some time to find just the right groove! Backings are large, but show the leaner elements that Jones was bringing to his soundtrack work – and instrumentation includes vibes from Milt Jackson, marimba from Don Elliott, flute from Hubert Laws, soprano sax from Jerome Richardson, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard, trombone from Al Grey, and guitar from Eric Gale. Keyboards figure strongly – played by Herbie Hancock and Bob James – and special features include a bit of guitar and whistling from Toots Thielemans, plus some soulful vocals from Valerie Simpson. "Gula Matari" is an incredible 12 minute tribal groove – and other titles include a killer take on Nat Adderley's "Hummin", plus "Walkin" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original tan label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Quincy JonesHot Rock ... LP
Prophesy, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A sweet little soundtrack by Quincy – to an early 70s heist film that starred Robert Redford, George Segal, and Zero Mostel! The album's got a feel that's very much in the mode of Quincy's best cop show/crime work of the time – with some nice jazzy touches, handled by a host of quality players that include Jerome Richardson, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Rainey, and Carol Caye – plus a few vocal numbers by the lovely "Tata"! The record's got some very nice instrumentals – especially the "Hot Rock Theme" – and tracks include "Talking Drums", "Slam City", "Sahara Stone", and "Miasmo". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original fold-over cover, with a cutout notch and some wear on the top seam.)

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Quincy JonesKiller Joe/Maybe Tomorrow ... 7-inch
A&M, 1970. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an A&M sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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Quincy JonesMellow Madness ... LP
A&M, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
A really great, oft-overlooked album from the best period of Quincy Jones! This album is quite possibly Quincy's most farthest-reaching – as he works in an array of styles that really shows his growing genius in the studio – not just jazz and soundtrack modes, but more soul-based ones, handled with work from a great array of guest stars who really expand the sound. There's loads of nice bits – like a version of "My Cherie Amour", done with vocals by Leon Ware and Minnie Riperton; a new take on "Bluesette", redone with Toots Thielemans; and the original "Beautiful Black Girl", which features rapping by The Watts Prophets! Other tracks include "Paranoid", "Cry Baby", "Tryin To Find Out About You", and "Listen (What It Is)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam and an old price sticker.)

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Quincy JonesMirage – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An overlooked, but very groovy soundtrack by Quincy Jones! The record has a mix of easy jazz and a few harder-edged themes – dramatic throughout, but with washes of crime jazz, bossa, and some floating easy scoring. Players aren't listed, but you can bet they're the usual high-level crop of jazzmen that Quincy would get for his mid 60s Mercury sides. Titles include "Dead Duck", "Purple Prose", "Boobie Baby", "Shoot To Kill", "A Shot In The Park", and "Turtles Last Lap". LP, Vinyl record album
(US red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Quincy JonesMusic Of Quincy Jones ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
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(80s pressing. Cover has some marker on back.)
 
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Herb Alpert & The TJBYou Smile – The Song Begins ... CD
A&M, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 11.98
Nice one from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – working with arranger Quincy Jones! You Smile – The Song Begins comes at a pretty interesting point in which Herb was still working in the Spanish-inflected, jazzy instrumental groove of earlier years – but in a fresh way after a few quiet years. He's also starting to bring in the tighter, soul-based rhythmic sensibility he would more fully explore in the years to come! Bright, wonderful work – with a Bacharach arrangement on "I Might Frighten Her Away", Lani Hall vocals on "Save The Sunlight", and loads of great tunes including "Fox Hunt", "Legend Of The One Eyed Sailor", "Promises, Promises", "Last Tango In Paris", "Alone Again (Naturally)", "Dida" and more. CD

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Harry ArnoldI Love Harry Arnold & All His Jazz ... LP
Atco, Early 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
Tightly arranged, but very swinging big band jazz tracks from Swedish leader Harry Arnold – best known for his American album with Quincy Jones – an arranger from whom he clearly seems to have taken a tip! The playing is tight and crisp, in the best Swedish mode of the 50s – and players include Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberg, Benny Bailey, Rolf Berg, and Ake Persson. Titles include "Flight SK", "Annie Laurie", "Frantic Blues", "Wrappin It Up", "Sermonette", and "Dedicated To George". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing with deep groove. Cover has some pen on back.)

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Benny BaileyGrand Slam (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Tremendous work from trumpeter Benny Bailey – a musician who doesn't always get the chance to record as a leader, but one who always blows us away when he does! Benny in this setting is way different than in his work with bigger bands like the Clark/Boland Big Band, or the Quincy Jones orchestra – and instead, he has this way of stepping out strongly, with very individual phrasing – and crafting these really long, expressively soulful solos that he's never get to cut in a large group setting. The vibe here is very similar to Benny's wonderful album with tenorist Billy Mitchell – long tracks with a nice sense of bass at the bottom – and the group features Charlie Rouse on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, Richard Wyands on piano, and Billy Hart on drums. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Reflectory", "Let Me Go", "Thelonious Assault", and "Who's Bossa Now". CD features two bonus alternate takes too! CD

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George BensonGive Me The Night ... LP
Qwest/Warner, 1980. Very Good ... $2.99
Yipes! This one made everyone a bucket of money – especially Quincy Jones, whose new Qwest imprint the record was one of the first to grace. George has come a long way from his roots with Jack McDuff here – but in a way that kind of has us impressed, as he's grooving away slickly on guitar, laying down some smooth vocals that we never would have imagined from his mid 60s recordings. Includes the massive hit "Give Me The Night", a cover of "Moody's Mood", and the tracks "Star Of A Story (X)", "Midnight Love Affair", "What's On Your Mind", and "Dinorah, Dinorah". The sound of a million supermarkets and elevators during the 80s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Blood Sweat & TearsOwl And The Pussycat ... LP
Columbia, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A great soundtrack for a really stupid movie – featuring an amazing theme song! The soundtrack features some incredibly subdued work from Blood Sweat & Tears – playing in a laidback and jazzy mode that's like the best of Quincy Jones or Dave Grusin electric soundtrack of the time! The album also features some dialogue that comes in and out of the mix – which you can overlook – but the film's theme is more than enough reason to grab this one! (And by the way, you may know the tune from its redone version – as "Pussycat" by Black Sugar, from their first album.) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Masterworks pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Brothers JohnsonGet The Funk Out Ma Face (special disco version – double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
A&M, 1976. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
Bass heavy funk from the Brothers Johnson and Quincy Jones. This track was the heavier b-side to their "Strawberry Letter 23" single, but is issued here as a double a-side promo, and while not as completely sublime as that track, it's a mighty commercial funk groove in its own right! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Brothers JohnsonLight Up The Night ... LP
A&M, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
More hit magic from the Brothers Johnson – still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and virtually setting up the blueprint for jazzy soul in the 80s! Backings are by an all-star team, and Rod Temperton's helping out Quincy with arrangements – going for that snapping groove approach he worked to best effect with Heatwave. The sound is tight, but never too slick – and The Brothers keep a nice funky undercurrent on the bottom of most tracks. Titles include "Smilin On Ya", "You Make Me Wanna Wiggle", "Light Up The Night", "Stomp", "This Had To Be", and "Closer To The One You Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brothers JohnsonLook Out For #1 ... LP
A&M, 1976. Very Good ... $6.99
An all-star soul affair produced by Quincy Jones, and featuring the talents of studio greats like Harvey Mason, Billy Cobham, Toots Thielmans, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, and many others – not to mention the Brothers themselves! We'll be honest, though, in saying that we really think it's the great jazzy backing and the tight arrangements by Quincy that make this record so great. The Brothers' bass and vocal work is fine – but it's the non-bass instrumental moments that really make this album great, as you'll hear on cuts like the moog-heavy "Tomorrow", or the timbales/keyboard/flute groover "Thunder Thumbs & Lightnin Licks". Great stuff if you dig mid 70s work by Q – and featuring the tracks "I'll Be Good To You", "Land Of Ladies", "Free & Single", "Get The Funk Out Ma Face", and "The Devil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Brothers JohnsonRight On Time ... LP
A&M, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
A funky classic from the Brothers Johnson – sweet funky soul, done with a polish few could match! The pair are still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and the record's filled with lots of tight jazzy grooves that certainly show Quincy's touch – and which set the record apart from a number of similar mainstream funk records flooding the market at the time. The standout cut on the album is their great reading of "Strawberry Letter 23" – originally done by Shuggie Otis in a stoner version, but nicely stripped down here by the Bros, and given a very nice pop psychedelic soul twist! Other tracks include "Right On Time", "Q", "Free Yourself, Be Yourself", and "Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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Oscar Brown JrKicks! – The Best Of Oscar Brown Jr ... CD
Sony/BGP (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Some of the most unique vocal work ever recorded – a stunning collection of Columbia sides by Oscar Brown Jr, a singer who mixed together equal parts jazz, soul, and folk – and came up with a sound that was all his own! Oscar bubbled out of the hip Chicago scene of the early 60s – and had a much more righteous approach than most of his contemporaries – not only writing his own lyrics for most of the tunes, but working in a genre-blending style that crossed over to a variety of difference audiences. Oscar could groove with the best in a southside club, but also appeal to the northside intellectuals – opening doors wherever he went with a fresh approach to jazz vocals! The set features work from all 4 of his Columbia albums – including a number of tracks on CD for the first time – and features arrangements by Quincy Jones, Floyd Morris, and Ralph Burns – on 23 tracks that include "All Blues", "Work Song", "Excuse Me For Living", "The Snake", "Mr Kicks", "Afro Blue", "Signifying Monkey", "Dat Dere", "Hazel's Hips", "Jeannine", "Opportunity Please Knock", "The Tree & Me", "Elegy (Plain Black Boy)", "Tall Like Pine", and "But I Was Cool". CD

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✨✧ Oscar Brown Jr.Between Heaven & Hell ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good- ... $4.99
Great early work from Oscar Brown Jr – a hip mix of jazz and soul, working in Brown's unique sense of showmanship, and his almost beat-like flair with a lyric! Ralph Burns and Quincy Jones handled the arrangements – and the album's filled with great original tracks by Brown, including "Mr. Kicks", "Opportunity, Please Knock", Love is Like a New Born Child", "Elegy (Plain Black Boy)", "Hazel's Hips", and many more! Nice jazzy groove, and very much in the best style of Oscar's 60s work! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing.)

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CariocasIntroducing The Cariocas ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The Cariocas were a swingin jazzy bossa vocal group, with a sound that was similar to the Tamba Trio, but a lot more jazzy. They recorded this rare album in the US during the mid 60s, under the auspices of Quincy Jones, who did all the arrangements for the session. The record's got a few Brazilian standards, plus nice lesser-known material like "Tema Para Quatro", "Insonia Por Sonia", and "A Minha Na Morada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove. Bottom seam has staining & peeling. Cover has a name in marker on both sides.)

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Andy Tolman CartelCipher ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... About October 20, 2017
A fantastic album of funky soundtrack grooves – one that was recently recorded by guitarist Andy Tolman, but which instantly takes us back to the best 70s film scores by artists like Quincy Jones, Johnny Pate, or Lalo Schfrin! Like both of those giants at their best, Andy works here in a style that's rooted in jazz – with superb arrangements and strong individual elements at the core – all fused together with a tight funky vibe that's never too slick or commercial at all – but which also has a lot more big-picture approach than the usual deep funk combo style too! There's also nothing "easy" about the music – no flip retro references, or cheap copycat modes – as Andy's sound here is very original, and very proudly its own – with a strength that makes it more than able to live up to the legendary status we're kind of giving it. Titles include "Cypher", "Speedball", "Politea Square", "Tempo Do Sol", "Claret & Blues", "You What", and "Copra Libertadores". LP, Vinyl record album

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Betty CarterSocial Call ... CD
CBS/Sony, 1955/1956. Used ... $13.99
A great little CD that brings together some of Betty Carter's rare vocal recordings for the Epic label – including a handful that were unreleased until the issue of this album! There's a total of 11 tracks in the set – with 6 from the Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant album, which features piano by Bryant, arrangements by Quincy Jones, and some excellent vocals by Betty. The other stuff's even better, though – as it's arranged by Gigi Gryce, whose cool floating style is a perfect one for Betty's incredible voice. Titles include "Social Call", "Tell Him I Said Hello", "Frenesi", "Runaway", "Thou Swell", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "Tell Him I Said Hello". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray CharlesGenius + Soul = Jazz ... LP
Impulse, 1960. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
A wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles – and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you can't contest the fact that this one's a classic treat, and a legendary attempt to class up Ray's bluesy style for the masses. Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns handled the arrangements, and given that the record was issued by ABC a few years before they brought Ray into a country mode, it's interesting to think what might have happened had his career continued this way. There's only a small number of vocal tracks on the record, and most of the rest feature Ray at the organ, grooving away very nicely! Titles include "One Mint Julep", "Moanin", "I've Got News For You", "Mister C", and "Stompin Room Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing.)

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Sammy Davis Jr & Count BasieOur Shining Hour ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A brilliant album that follows on the trend that was begun by Sinatra and Tony Bennett – one that takes strong jazz backings from Count Basie to push a singer past the usual pop format! Sammy didn't always get backing this strong – and the album's got Quincy Jones handling the arrangements for Basie in the same mode the he used on the Sinatra/Basie sides for Reprise. Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "She's A Woman", "New York City Blues", "Work Song", and "Blues For Mr Charlie" – and the album even features Sammy doing a bit of tap dancing! LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ FoodKaleidoscope ... CD
Ninja Tune, 1999. Used ... $2.99
These guys have come a long way since their early series of jazz break tracks issued nearly a decade ago – to a style in which they blend together strands of soundtrack themes, older jazz, downtempo beats, and a heck of a lot more that's bubbling under the mix! This set features snippets of Lightning Rod, Ken Nordine, Quincy Jones, and Dudley Moore for starters – and tracks include "The Crow", "The Aging Young Rebel", "Cookin", "Break", "The Riff", "The Sky At Night", and "Full Bleed", done in collaboration with Bundy K Brown. CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinHey, Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of Aretha Franklin's greatest records – and a complicated batch of jazzy tunes that features arrangements and production by Quincy Jones! The record breaks way past the stock southern soul style of some of Aretha's earlier work for Atlantic – and it features a more sophisticated style that hits a number of different moods, and which shows off Aretha's strong commitment to growth as an artist. Features a semi-hit reading of King Pleasure's old classic, "Moody's Mood For Love", plus "Sister From Texas", "Somewhere", "Angel", and "That's The Way I Feel About Cha". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieBirk's Works – Verve Big Band Sessions ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Seminal work from Dizzy – showing that he was a genius in any form of jazz! In the mid 50s, Diz had one of the hippest big bands going – filled with great young players that included Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Walter Davis Jr. The work he crafted here was partly an extension of his earlier bop sides, but also a demonstration of his desire to express himself in more expansive forms – kind of a hint of the direction he'd take in the 60s, with his work in Latin, soundtrack, and funk styles. The set combines tracks from 3 different Verve albums – and it also packages the material with a number of previously unissued tracks, and some great liner notes that do a wonderful job of summing up the spirit of the work. Arrangements are by AK Salim, Quincy Jones, Tadd Dameron, and Dizzy himself – and tracks include "Jordu", "Tin Tin Deo", "Groovin For Nat", "Dizzy's Business", "Jessica's Day", "Doodlin", "Yo No Quiero Bailar", "Birk's Works", "Tangorine", "Umbrella Man", and "Mayflower Rock". 42 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Birks' Works ... CD 9.99

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $16.99
One of the best albums ever in Verve's classic set of recordings from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival – a set that captures the Dizzy Gillespie group of the decade in top live formation! The ensemble here is plenty hip – with a young Lee Morgan joining Dizzy on trumpet, and a host of other great players who include Melba Liston and Al Grey on trombones, Benny Golson and Billy Mitchell on saxes, and rhythm from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums! Although big, the band often had the sharper groove of a small combo – and even when hitting some older moments from Gillespie's earlier years, they still kept a modern edge in their approach – thanks to arrangements by AK Salim, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy himself. Titles include "School Days", "I Remember Clifford", "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Columbia. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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