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Lee KonitzMeets Jimmy Giuffre (Lee Konitz With Strings: An Image/Ralph Burns Free Froms/Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre) ... CD
Verve, 1951/1958/1959. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
4 Lps on 2CDs: Lee Konitz With Strings: An Image, Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre, Piece For Clarinet & Struing Orchestra/Mobiles by Jimmy Giuffre and Free Forms by Ralph Burns. CD
(Out of print.)
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Lawrence BrownSlide Trombone – Featuring Lawrence Brown (Clef) ... CD
Clef, 1955. Used ... $15.99
One of the few albums to ever feature trombonist Lawrence Brown as a leader – with Ralph Burns backings on some tunes, and some other small group numbers with Sam Taylor on tenor! CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar Brown Jr.Tells It Like It Is/In A New Mood ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, Early 60s. Used ... $13.99
2 of Oscar Brown's classic Columbia albums – back to back on one CD! Tell It Like It Is is a great early album by Oscar – one that focuses on his own compositions, and a few other hip tunes written by other jazz players, with new vocals added by Oscar! These kind of tracks are the stuff that made him a legend instantly – strongly voiced vocal tunes, handled with a flair that few other singers could match, save for Jon Hendricks, who also shared Oscar's talent for crafting a jazz-based lyric. Arrangements are by Oscar's hometown talent Floyd Morris – and titles include "One Foot In the Gutter", "The Snake" (later covered by Al Wilson), "So Help Me (A Little 3/4 For God & Co)", "The Tree & Me", and marvelous lyrical versions of Miles Davis' "All Blues" and Duke Pearson's "Jeanine". Essential stuff for jazz juice fans! In A New Mood is a tight set featuring Oscar Brown Jr. performing jazz material written (mostly) by other composers, shifting the focus away from his earlier records, which have more of his own compositions. Ralph Burns and Al Cohn handled the arrangements – and Oscar sparkles with a straight jazz flair on tracks that include Mood Indigo", "Hey There", "Go Down Moses", "Where or When", and "Straighten Up and Fly Right". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray CharlesGenius + Soul = Jazz ... CD
Impulse/Personal Choice (Spain), 1960. Used ... $2.99
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". CD

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Bill HarrisComplete 50s Sessions (Bill Harris & Friends/Ex-Hermanites/Bill Harris Herd) ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1946/1952/1957. Used 2CDs ... $16.99
The only 3 albums ever cut as a leader by trombonist Bill Harris – a player who first rose to fame in the Woody Herman group of the early 50s, but who was also a heck of a great leader on his own! Like other Hermanites, Harris here displays an amazing talent for both tightness of group formation and respect of solo space – a style that allows for some bold head arrangements on most tunes, but also really makes the best of solo voices from players who include Ben Webster on tenor, Terry Gibbbs on vibes, Lou Levy on piano, and Harris himself on trombone. Most of the tunes are standards, but arranged in a manner that's quite fresh – another Hermanite touch – and the 2CD package features 7 tracks from Bill Harris & Friends (with Ben Webster), 8 more from Bill Harris & The Ex-Hermanites (with Gibbs, Lou Levy, and a bit of vocals), and 12 from The Bill Harris Herd, which features four trombones and four saxes, in Hermanite formation. CD also features one 1946 track recorded with Ralph Burns – making for a total of 28 tracks that include "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Laura", "Apple Honey", "Just One More Chance", "I Surrender Dear", "Your Father's Moustache", "Lemon Drop", "Early Autumn", "Bill Not Phil", "You're Blase", "Jive At Five", "Tutti Frutti", "Sue Loves Mable", and "Introspection". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Andre HodeirEssais (Mini LP edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Swing/Sony (France), 1954. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful work from Andre Hodeir – one of the most intellectual French talents in jazz during the postwar years, and also a hell of a writer and arranger too! The core of this collection features a series of jazz "essais" by Hodeir – beautiful compositions that are set up in these sublime arrangements that easily rival the best by budding American modernists of the time – such as Ralph Burns or George Russell – with the kind of perfect balance between group colors and individual voices you'd find in their work! Players work together seamlessly – in a lineup that features Fats Sadi on vibes, Nat Peck on trombone, Buzz Gardner on trumpet, Jean Aldegon on alto, and Bobby Jaspar on tenor – on titles that include "Paraphrase Sur Saint Tropez", "Paradoxe 2", "On A Blues", "On A Standard", and "Esquisse 1". Next, the CD features material from an album of film work that Hodeir recorded – including the sublime "Autor D'Un Recif", done for Jacques Cousteau – with Don Byas on tenor and Bernard Peiffer on piano – and the 18 minute "Saint Tropez", which has some nice use of vibes! CD
(Mini LP sleeve edition from the Jazz On Discques Vogue box set.)

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Lena HorneGive The Lady What She Wants ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1958. Used ... $2.99
One of Lena's best from the RCA years – with arrangements by Ralph Burns and Lennie Hayton, on titles that include "Love", "Let's Put Out The Lights & Go To Sleep", "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", "Honey In The Honeycomb", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sonny StittSensual Sound Of Sonny Stitt/Sonny Stitt & The Top Brass ... CD
Essential Jazz, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Long-overdue reissue of this excellent album that has Stitt playing with moody string backings by Ralph Burns. This sort of album became one of the Verve trademarks after the success of the Charlie Parker & Strings sessions – but this Stitt LP gives the sound a whole new twist, thanks largely to Burns' fantastically off-kilter arrangements. Stitt's tone is right on the money, and he soars dreamily, cut free from a rigid bop rhythm section. The sound is better than we'd ever expect, and the album's a beautiful suite of late night tracks that show Stitt as a master ballad player, on material like "Try A Little Tenderness", "Once In A While", "Talk To Me", "All of You", and "World Really Isn't". Next up is a heck of a great little record – one that shouldn't work so well, but it does! For the set, Sonny Stitt's blowing in front of a larger brass section – and while the prospect of a Sonny Stitt big band record might not sound that great at first, this one really kicks, largely because of Sonny's great solo work! Stitt's in perfect form by this point – blowing freely above a core brass group that features Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Cleveland, and Willie Ruff – arranged tightly by Tadd Dameron and Jimmy Mundy, yet still given enough room to swing with a heck of a lot of soul! Also quite nice is the organ work on the set by the obscure female player Perri Lee – a great little groover with a lean sound that cuts through the arrangements and really makes them sparkle! Titles include "Souls Valley", "On A Misty Night", "Stittsie", "Poinciana", "Sea Sea Rider", and "The Four Ninety". CD

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✨✧ Wayne EscofferyLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2015. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wayne Escoffery really takes off here in the vibrant setting of the Smalls Live series – blowing with a fire and intensity we don't always hear – really stretching out on a lot of very long tracks! The group's a quartet – with tremendous piano from Dave Kikoski, who really seems to bring a lot of energy to the record – and the great Ralph Peterson is on drums, alongside Ugonna Okegwo on bass – but it's clear from the start that Escoffery's tenor is the star of the show – as he burns brightly on the original "Concentric Drift", and steps out on other titles that include "Snibor", "Sweet & Lovely", "So Tender", and "A Cottage For Sale". CD

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✨✧ Roy EldridgeComplete Verve Roy Eldridge Studio Sessions (7CD set) ... CD
Verve/Mosaic, 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lots of rare work from the great trumpeter – material from the albums Roy & Diz, Roy & Diz Vol 2, Little Jazz, Rockin Chair, Dales Wail, Trumpet Battle, Trumpet Kings, Ralph Burns Among The JATPs, Swing Goes Dixie, That Warm Feeling, The Urbane Jazz Of Roy Eldridge/Benny Carter, Swingin On The Twon, Tour De Force, and other 10" and compilation tracks too. CD
(Out of print, hand-numbered limited edition! Includes original book, box, and all 7 CDs in their cases – all in great shape!)

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