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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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Ray Brown & Quincy JonesAdventurers ... LP
Symbolic, 1970. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A rare groover from the team of Ray Brown and Quincy Jones – a smoking little set that completely revises the music for The Adventurers! The original score for the film featured tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, played by Deodato – a great combination at the time, but completely different than the heavy funk laid out here by Ray and Quincy! The pair really cook things up strongly here – hitting some of the best funky vibes you'd hear on Quincy Jones scores from the late 60s and early 70s – or some of Ray Brown's funkiest jazz sessions of the time. Brown leads the band, and the set's produced by Quincy – who also arranged some tracks – with help from JJ Johnson, Tom Scott, and Jimmy Jones too. Titles include "Fat Cat Strut", "Polo Pony", "El Lobo's Marc", "Wishful Thinking", "Love Theme From The Adventurers", and "Go Down Dying". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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 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. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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.)

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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 JonesFab ... LP
Fontana (Netherlands), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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 JonesGo West, Man! ... LP
ABC/Paramount, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
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
(UK pressing. Cover has lightly bent corners and some gloss peeling on back.)

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Quincy JonesIronside – Hamlet ... LP
A&M (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A cool 70s UK collection – featuring some of Quincy Jones' funkiest work from the time! Titles include "You've Got It Bad Girl", "Smackwater Jack", "Anderson Tapes", "Ironside", "Oh Happy Day", and "Gula Matari". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a vintage sticker from the label.)

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Quincy JonesKiller Joe/Maybe Tomorrow ... 7-inch
A&M, 1970. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an A&M sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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Quincy JonesMackenna's Gold/In Cold Blood ... CD
Intrada, Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
A pair of Quincy Jones soundtracks – both quite different, but working well together here in a single package! First up is Mackenna's Gold – a western soundtrack – but one that's groovier than you might expect, given that the music was done by Quincy Jones with some vocals by Jose Feliciano! The general style is strings and western themes, but Quincy manages to put a bit of bounce at the bottom – using an electric bass in a syncopated style that's quite different from your average western score, and which gives a couple of tracks a nice gliding easy feel that sounds like some of Mancini's best in the early 70s. Jose sings the tune "Ole Turkey Buzzard" in both English and Spanish – and the tune itself is a pretty nice little number! Other tracks include "Soul Full Of Gold", "Waterhole Trek", "Massacre Montage", and "Apache Camp". Next up is In Cold Blood – and there's some pretty great moments in Quincy Jones' original score to the film version of Truman Capote's chilling book – most of them in a darkly tinged crime jazz mode, with flowing, complicated orchestrations that are mixed with breakout solos, and some very strangely arranged instrumental elements – almost more in some of the territory of Kenyon Hopkins, and some of his more dramatic jazz scores of the 60s! Titles include "In Cold Blood", "Seduction", "Down Clutter's Lane", "Murder Scene", "The Corner", "Lonely Bottles", and "No Witnesses". CD

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✨✧ Quincy JonesPawnbroker ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A nice one by Quincy! Although the material here isn't funky like his 70's work, it does show Quincy as a strong composer of serious thriller-type material – working in a style that produces a nice amount of tension and mood, and which still has some nice touches of jazz. The group is filled with strong jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Anthony Ortega, Oliver Nelson, Elvin Jones, and others – and the album features a vocal version of the theme by Marc Allen, plus a crazy spoken bit from the movie, by Rod Steiger! Other titles include "Harlem Drive", "Naked Truth", "Rack 'Em Up", and "Death Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a mark and some remnants from sticker removal.)

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Quincy JonesQ1 ... LP
A&M (Japan), 1970s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A cool Japanese-only collection of funky work by Quincy Jones – with titles that include "Summer In The City", "Ironsides", "Manteca", "Soul Saga", "What's Going On", and "Stuff Like That". LP, Vinyl record album
(Does not include obi, and cover has some light age spots.)

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Quincy JonesRoots – Original Soundtrack ... LP
A&M, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from the program, but instead evokes the longer narrative over the passage of its different selections – working as its own "saga of an American family", as it moves from African roots, through years of oppression, to moments of pride and power – amidst larger orchestrations from Jones, with help from Letta Mbulu on some key vocals, and more help from Bill Summers, James Cleveland, and even Lou Gossett. Titles include "Many Rains", "Free At Last", "Jumpin De Broom", "Ole Fiddler", "Boyhood To Manhood", "Oluwa", and "Motherland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve & insert. Cover is still in the shrinkwrap, with a hype sticker.)

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Quincy JonesSlender Thread – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Sealed ... $19.99
Another killer from Quincy! Man, he just couldn't miss with these hip 60s soundtracks, and the grooviness of this one is a real testament to his genius. About half the album's straight jazz numbers – played with some wonderful elements like Hammond solos, vibes, electric harpsichord and even some weird sound effects. The other half is orchestral, and the overall style is as cool as any of Quincy's other work from the time, and the album's filled with loads of groovy gems waiting to be rediscovered! Titles include "Psychosis", "Threadbare", "Preludium", "Fox's Sugar", "Big Sir", and "Funny Farm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in one corner.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesSmackwater Jack ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A great bit of 70s electric work from Quincy – and probably his funkiest album ever! Quincy's really stepping out here from the straighter and spacier styles of earlier records – going for more of the dirty grooves he was cutting up for soundtrack albums, and hitting notes that were a lot more fitting for the blacksploitation era. The record includes the massive funky track cut "Hikky-Burr", which was the theme to the first Bill Cosby Show, and which has a sinister groove, and some wild shouted lyrics! Also features two more great themes – "Ironside" and "The Anderson Tapes" – both of which have a cool electric sound to them, and the nice title cut, which actually features Quincy on vocals! Other tracks include "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "What's Going On", "Brown Ballad" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesThis Is How I Feel About Jazz ... LP
ABC, 1956. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic – and an important early album from Quincy Jones! Q's working here in some of his hippest settings of the 50s – scoring longish versions of jazz tunes for groups that include players like Lucky Thompson on tenor, Herbie Mann on flute, Art Farmer on trumpet, Phil Woods and Gene Quill on alto sax, Hank Jones on piano, and even Charles Mingus on bass! As with most Jones albums of the time, Quincy has a way of making a bigger group sound nice and lean – hitting some especially nice edges along with the rhythms, and really showing the way towards a new soulful sound for a bigger band. Titles include a sublime 10 minute version of "Walkin" that kicks off the album with a great soulful groove – plus original tunes "Evening In Paris", "Stockholm Sweetnin", and "Boo's Blues", as well as a version of Cannonball Adderley's "Sermonette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Quincy JonesUltimate Collection ... CD
Hip-O, Mid 70s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $4.99
18 tracks – and a great overview of Quincy's superstar years and beyond! The collection picks up from Quincy's hit Body Heat album, and moves into tracks from Mellow Madness, The Dude, Back On The Block, and some of his other crossover collaborations with jazz and R&B vocalists. Most of the tracks on the set have vocals – by artists that include Patti Austin, Leon Ware, Minnie Riperton, Paulette McWilliams, James Ingram, and others – and titles include "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", "Body Heat", "Stuff Like That", "Ai No Corrida", "Razzamatazz", "Is It Love That We're Missin", "Everything Must Change", "I'm Yours", "Everything", "The Secret Garden", and "One Hundred Ways". Many tracks in single versions, too. CD

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Quincy Jones/Mel CarterEnter Laughing ... LP
Liberty, 1967. Sealed ... $3.99
A pretty sweet – and nearly forgotten – Quincy Jones soundtrack from the 60s – done for a film based on Carl Reiner's book and play of the same name, directed by Reiner himself! The film's set in the 30s, so there's a few period songs on the album that have an older jazz feel – including two with vocals by Reiner – but the film was produced in the 60s, and the best tracks have some really nice Quincy Jones jazzy touches – with some especially nice woodwind passages that dart around magically! Mel Carter sings 2 versions of the title cut "Enter Laughing", and other tracks include "David Dooze It", "Exit Crying", "Vienna Wails", and "I Hear You Calling". LP, Vinyl record album
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Ann Margret/Marty PaichSongs From The Swinger & Other Swingin Songs ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Ann-Margret at her grooviest – singing the super-groovy theme from The Swinger – perhaps her greatest film appearance ever! There's a mod bounce to the album that goes way way beyond any of Ann's other albums of the period – thanks to arrangements from Marty Paich, Quincy Jones, and Johnny Williams – all of whom put a nice sort of lilt in the backings, and manage to capture Ann at her sexiest. The title tune "The Swinger" is worth the price of entry itself – as it's a catchy, guitar-twanging number delivered in an incredibly breathy mode – supported by 2 great instrumentals from the film as well, "Swinger's Holiday" and "Kelly's Dance". But even on more conventional numbers, Ann's got a great sound here – bringing whole new sexy life to tracks that include "I Wanna Be Loved", "By Myself", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "More", and "Cute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Harry ArnoldI Love Harry Arnold & All His Jazz ... LP
Atco, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
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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Blood Sweat & TearsOwl And The Pussycat ... LP
Columbia, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 JohnsonLight Up The Night ... LP
A&M, 1980. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
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 JohnsonRight On Time ... LP
A&M, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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.)

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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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Andy Tolman CartelCipher ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
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". CD
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Andy Tolman CartelCipher ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
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
Also available Cipher ... CD 12.99

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Betty CarterSocial Call ... CD
CBS/Sony, 1955/1956. Used ... $6.99
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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Jimmy ClevelandComplete Recordings (Introducing/Cleveland Style/Map Of Jimmy Cleveland/Rhythm Crazy) ... CD
Mercury/Lonehill (Spain), 1955/1957/1958/1959. Used 2 CDs ... $17.99
A classic slice of work from one of the greatest trombonists in 50s jazz – the legendary Jimmy Cleveland, a player who worked on countless large group sessions, but rarely got to work as a leader on his own! The 4 Mercury albums on this set are easily some of the greatest material Cleveland ever recorded – sessions done with arrangements by Quincy Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Benny Golson, and Gigi Gryce – all in a warm blend of soul jazz and modernism that sparkles with Jimmy's smooth touch on his instrument. All sides are in septet or octet formation – with players that include Art Farmer, Lucky Thompson, Benny Golson, Cecil Payne, Hank Jones, and Art Taylor – all well suited to match Cleveland's understated groove. Tunes are a good mix of modern jazz numbers, original compositions, and well-chosen standards – including "Little Beaver", "See Minor", "Vixen", "Count Em", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "Posterity", "Goodbye Ebbets Field", "Tom Kattin", "Tricotism", "Old Reliable", "Crazy Rhythm", "Our Delight", "Jay Bird", "Jimmy's Old Funky Blues", "Jimmy's Tune", and "A Jazz Ballad". CD
(Out of print.)

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DJ FoodKaleidoscope ... CD
Ninja Tune, 1999. Used ... $1.99
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. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
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.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $13.99
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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Scott Gutterman with Miles DavisMiles Davis – Collected Artwork (hardcover) ... Book
Insight, 2013. New Copy ... $15.99 50.00
Most folks know Miles Davis as a legendary trumpeter – but during the final decade or so of his life, he also took to the visual arts as well – and turned out a surprisingly large amount of paintings and drawings – a good deal of which are collected in this book! The aesthetic of Davis' art is sometimes in keeping with the images of his album covers in the 70s – but also move into much more abstract territory too – a stunning range of visual expression that might have been more than enough to gain him fame, had he not already had years of records and concert performances behind him. The paintings are extremely dense and textural – in a way that his music hit during the 70s – while some of the drawings are lighter and more playful, and show almost unexpected moments of warmth. The book is 200 pages, heavy, hardcover, and full color throughout – with supporting text by the author, and a foreword by Quincy Jones. Book

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Hi Fly OrchestraSamboogaloo ... CD
Ajabu (Germany), 2007. Used ... $8.99
The fantastic first album from The Hi Fly Orchestra – a group we first dug on funky 45s, but who sound even better on this full length set! Unlike some of their contemporaries, who go for more of a deep funk groove, Hi Fly have a sound that's also equally jazzy – filled with hip riffs and references from 60s soul jazz and Latin, all served up with a sound that makes us feel like we've found some lost groovy gem on Prestige or Mercury Records! There's some especially great horn work on the group – sax, flute, and trombone – and the grooves run from hard bossa jazz to leaping modal numbers, all produced with just the right sound to make the album feel like a modern day classic! All instrumentation is live, and very well played – and titles include "Suinge Dela", "Bruno The Bear", "Madrugada Orange", "Mo Slo", "Belo Horizonte", and "Violet" – as well as a cover of Quincy Jones' "Soul Bossa Nova"! CD

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Lurlean HunterLonesome Gal ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Moody set of vocals recorded by this obscure Chicago singer. Lurlean got her start at the classy south side Club DeLisa, home to Sun Ra, and a host of other Chicago talents – but by the time of this recording, she'd moved downtown, and had become a classy smoky voiced singer with a good talent for more mature material. This hard to find early session features backing by Al Nevins, and arrangements by Quincy Jones and Marion Evans. Tracks include "Brief Encounter", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Alone Together", and "A Stranger In Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a "Meet The Girls" sticker.)

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Michael JacksonBad ... LP
Epic, 1987. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The third great album in the trilogy that includes Off The Wall and Thriller – and a set that still has Michael Jackson running strong at the height of his solo powers! Quincy Jones is still at the helm, and Michael more than proves that he can still come up with a pop tune without going too far over the top – catchy, compelling numbers that played well all over the world of pop – but which still hang onto just a little part of his soul roots too! That balance is a key factor to the success of this set – a record that helped re-ignite interest in Jackson's music, and introduce him to a whole new generation – while still keeping most of the older fans plenty pleased too. Titles include "Just Good Friends", "Smooth Criminal", "Bad", "Another Part Of Me", "Man In The Mirror", and "Speed Demon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Bad (special edition) ... CD 4.99

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