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Don BagleyJazz On The Rocks ... CD
Regent/Blue Moon (Spain), 1957. Used ... $14.99
An obscure little Savoy jazz session – recorded by a group led by bassist Don Bagley, but featuring some especially great work from alto saxophonist Phil Woods! Woods is captured here at a real turning point in his career – that late 50s time when he was putting away some of his more bop-leaning tendencies, and hitting a sound that was modern, yet warm – exploratory, yet always soulfully in the pocket! The Woods solos alone are the main reason we love this record so much – but the set also features excellent work from Sal Salvador on guitar, Charlie Persip on drums, and Eddie Costa on both piano and vibes. The track list is all original material by Bagley, with a few tunes that really stretch out nicely – and titles include "Batter Up", "Bull Pen", "Come Out Swingin", "Hold In There", and "Miss De Minor". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespieSchool Days ... LP
Regent/Savoy, 1951. Very Good ... $11.99
A bebop classic from Dizzy Gillespie – a full album comprised of some famous 78s recorded for the Savoy label at the start of the 50s – the kind of hard-grooving material that made Diz a fan favorite right from the start! There's some nice use of vocals in the mix – not just from Dizzy, but also from Joe Carroll as well – an overlooked vocalese genius from the early days of bebop – not as well-known as Eddie Jefferson or King Pleasure, but working here in a very similar spirit! Diz sings with Joe a bit too, and other players include JJ Johnson on trombone, Milt Jackson on vibes, Bill Graham on alto and baritone sax, and Wynton Kelly on piano. Cuts include "Bopsie's Blues", "School Days", "We Love To Boogie", "Umbrella Man", "I Couldn't Beat The Rap", "Pop's Confession", and "Lady Be Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Regent pressing with a deep groove and RVG etching. Cover has small seam splits.)

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Art Pepper/Sonny ReddArt Pepper/Sonny Redd – Two Altos ... CD
Regent/Savoy, Mid 50s. Used ... $9.99
2 of our favorite 50s alto talents together on one LP – both players who handle their instrument better than most of their contemporaries, and always with a unique and personal sound! The album offers 4 tracks by Art Pepper – recorded with groups that include Hampton Hawes on piano, Larry Bunker on drums, Jack Montrose on tenor, and either Russ Freeman or Claude Williamson on piano – and 2 tracks by Sonny Redd, recorded with a quintet that includes Pepper Adams on baritone, Doug Watkins on bass, Wynton Kelly on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums – more of a Prestige lineup than a Savoy one, and really remarkable for the set. The Redd tracks – "Watkins Products" and "Redds Head" – are the longer and more enticing numbers on the set – but we should also say that we love Pepper's work for Savoy, and think it's some of his best – and find his tracks pretty darn nice, too. Titles by Pepper include "Deep Purple", "Everything Happens To Me", "These Foolish Things", and "What's New". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JJ JohnsonJazz South Pacific ... LP
Regent, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although this looks like it should be a hard bop version of tracks from the hit musical, it's actually just a swinging set of jazz featuring JJ Johnson on trombone, Howard McGhee on trumpet, and Rudy Williams on tenor. Short tracks with tight solos, and mostly swing standards as the song list, including "Perdido", "Man With A Horn","Mood Indigo", "St Louis Blues", "Stormy Weather", "One O'Clock Jump", "Stomping At The Savoy" and more. And the liner notes claim it was recorded in Guam, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original green label pressing, with deep groove.)
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RegentsBarbara Ann ... CD
Gee/Warner (Japan), 1961. Used ... $9.99
A legendary set from The Regents – a blue-eyed vocal group who were every bit as important as The Four Seasons and Beach Boys, even though their legacy never lasted as long! The quintet are in top form here – really more soul than rock and pop, with an approach that's extremely faithful to the best New York doo wop acts of the time – and production that really lets the interplay stay upfront, with only a bit of rhythm to get things going on the more upbeat numbers. This approach is heard to best effect on the album's classic title cut – "Barbara Ann" – and also comes through on the ballads as well. Other titles include "Laura My Darling", "A Sunday Kind Of Love", "Just Cry", "Lonesome Boy", "A Fool In Love", "Your Love Captured Me", and "I'm So Lonely". CD
(Includes obi.)

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