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VariousDate With Riverside ... LP
Riverside, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has some small stains on back.)

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Orquesta RiversideQue Bueno Esta El Ambiente ... LP
Musart, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a few small bits of tape on the seams.)

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New VariousRiverside History Of Classic Jazz (5LP set) ... LP
Riverside, 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used 5LPs ... Out Of Stock
A great introduction to trad jazz – 5LPs worth of material, with a great set of notes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet, with a bit of pen. Box has some wear, seam splitting, pen, and a bit of peeling along the bottom edge.)
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New Cannonball AdderleyAfrican Waltz ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Pretty darn hip stuff – and with some great soloing by Cannonball! The record features Adderley's alto fronting a large group conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring a host of hip players like Melba Liston, Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson, Ray Barretto, Sam Jones, and Wynton Kelly. The title track is a beautiful reading of Galt MacDermott's "African Waltz" – and other tracks include "Blue Brass Groove", "Something Different", "The Uptown", and "Letter From Home". Wilkins outdoes himself on this one, really providing some strong swinging arrangements that work well with the complicated groove of the project – and in a way, the record feels more like Randy Weston or Melba Liston's at the helm. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer productions pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has some edge wear, peeled spots from sticker removal on front, and a name in marker on back.)

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Cannonball AdderleyNippon Soul ... LP
Riverside, 1963. Very Good- ... $11.99
A swingin' Japanese concert by one of Cannonball's best groups from the 60's. Joe Zawinul's on piano, brother Nat's on cornet, Sam Jones is on bass, and Louis Hayes is on drums. But the real treat here is Yusef Lateef, who does some excellent reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe – and who's playing at this point with that great mix of soul jazz and out-sounds that he was cooking up at the time. There's some great long cuts, including an excellent 12 minute reading of Lateef's "Brother John", plus the title track, "Come Sunday", "Tengo Tango", "Easy To Love" and "The Weaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Nat AdderleyMuch Brass ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good- ... $11.99
Despite the "much brass" tag in the title, this album's really just a sextet session – and not a clunky big brass ensemble one. Cannonball's brother plays with a very swingin' sextet that includes the brassy touches of Slide Hampton on trombone and Laymon Jackson on tuba. Wynton Kelly plays piano and Sam Jones is on bass, and the set grooves with a nice snapping rhythm section that keeps the brass players from getting to soppy. Nat's cornet has that pinched funky sound that he had when playing with his brother, and Hampton's trombone is as deep and soulful as always. Cuts include "Blue Concept", "Israel", "What Next?", and "Accents". All the material is very hip, and written by writers like Duke Pearson, Slide Hampton, Gigi Gryce, and Adderley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, a partially split spine, a sticker, a bit of sticker residue, and some pen.)

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Nat Adderley & The Three SoundsBranching Out ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Good+ ... $19.99
Nat and Johnny Griffin front The Three Sounds in this easy-going soul jazz session with a nice rolling groove. The set's got a couple of originals – "Sister Caroline" and "Branching Out" – plus versions of "Well You Needn't" and "I've Got Plenty Of Nothin". Gene Harris & The Three Sounds make for a nice backing, and Johnny Griffin's solos are as sharp as they ever were at this point. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with the microphone logo and smaller label. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Lil Hardin ArmstrongLil Hardin Armstrong & Her Orchestra – Chicago The Living Legends ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Original pressing.)

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Ray BarrettoBarretto Para Bailar (aka Pachanga In Percussion) ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Early work as a leader from Ray Barretto – a set that was originally issued on the Riverside subsidary of Fortissimo – which featured pressings on which the record plays from the inside out! That's right, you put the needle near the center, and the record pulls it towards the edge. This pressing, however, is the "regular" version – and plays from the outside in – and over and above that, this is a just a great record of early 60's Pachanga stuff, played by Ray Barretto with a tight little group. Recorded around the same time as Ray's other Riverside stuff, and with a similar Latin Jazz feel, the recording includes the tracks "Oye Heck", "Los Cueros", "Pachanga Oriental", and "Cumbamba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing.)

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Sidney Bechet/Abert Nicholas/Wild Bill DavisonCreole Reeds ... LP
Riverside, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove & microphone logo. Cover has clear tape on the top seam and near the opening.)

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Sharkey Bonano/Paul BarbarinNew Orleans Contrasts – Paul Barbarin & Sharkey Bonano ... LP
Riverside, 1951. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, a small peeled mark from sticker removal, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Charlie Byrd Trio & WoodwindsByrd In The Wind ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A sweet batch of gentle tunes from guitarist Charlie Byrd – one of his first albums as a leader, recorded in his hometown of Washington DC, with backings by a small woodwind group. A few tracks have some strong solos by tenorist Buck Hill – an under-recorded DC player – and a few more feature vocals by Byrd's wife, Ginny Byrd. Titles include "Keter's Dirty Blues", "Love Letters", "Cross Your Heart", "Swing 59", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "You're A Sweetheart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Orpheum pressing.)

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Tadd DameronMagic Touch ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of Tadd Dameron's last true jazz sides – featuring the bop maestro composing, arranging, and conducting for a large group that includes Bill Evans, Johnny Griffin, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, and Philly Joe Jones. There's a bit of Ellington in the album – with somber washes of mood and color, in a manner that was always one of Dameron's strongest suits – and the quality of the players, especially Evans, really adds a lot to the album. Titles include "On A Misty Night", "Just Plain Talkin", "You're A Joy", "Swift As The Wind", and "Dial B For Beauty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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New Bob GibsonCarnegie Concert ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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Earl HinesMonday Date 1928 ... LP
Riverside, 1923/1928. Very Good ... $1.99
A 60s album – with vintage material originally issued on the QRS and Gennett labels! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has marker on both sides and clear tape on the bottom seam.)

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Percy Humphrey's Crescent City Joy MakersNew Orleans – Living Legends ... LP
Riverside, 1965. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Bottom 3 inches of cover has some staining & peeling.)

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Milt JacksonFor Someone I Love – Milt Jackson & Big Brass ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A surprisingly nice pairing – the vibes of Milt Jackson and some larger horn backings that fall heavy on the trumpet and trombone side of the spectrum! The sound's not nearly as heavy or hokey as you'd expect – thanks to arrangements by Melba Liston – and the horns do a nice job of setting a scene that lets Milt's vibes sneak in and out with effortless ease – coloring things with a great one, and a very rhythmic feel. The album's worth it for one track alone – the really great "Bossa Bags", which grooves with a sound that's everything you'd expect from the title! Other tracks include "Extraordinary Blues", "Save Your Love For Me", "For Someone I Love", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "Just Waiting". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum pressing. Great heavy glossy cover!)

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Conrad JanisDixieland Jam Session ... LP
Riverside, 1950s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Small blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with micorphone logo and deep groove. Side 1 has some small pressing flaw bumps that click. Cover has some splitting on the spine, a piece of tape on the top seam, and a bit of sticker residue.)

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JFK QuintetNew Jazz Frontiers From Washington ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good- ... $29.99
A beautiful little record – and one of the only two records made by the obscure (but wonderful) JFK Quintet! The quintet have a sound that's unlike any other combo we can think of – sharp-edged and modern at one moment, but also warmly soulful the next – all at a level that's years ahead of most other players, and which kind of points the way towards new levels of jazz expression in the early 70s. The group features a very young Andrew White on alto, and his playing is unbelievable – a fantastic mix of modernist ideas and soulful colorings that really comes out better here than on any of his later albums as a leader. Ray Codrington's on trumpet, playing with a skittish sound that further underscores the edgey sound of the record – and the great Walter Booker's on bass, working with drummer Carl Newman in a groove that's always compelling. The group plays some startling original compositions – like "Eugly's Tune", "Aw-ite", "Nairod", and "Cici's Delight" – and the album's a delight through and through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and a small mark from an old sticker.)

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Budd JohnsonBudd Johnson & The Four Brass Giants ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Good+ ... $6.99
Budd Johnson was one of those players from the old days who was continually drawing praise from younger and hipper musicians – crediting Budd with a tone and talent that was forever an inspiration to them. Case in point is this 1960 session, issued as part of the hip Cannonball Adderley Presents series on Riverside – one in which Budd is given free reign to arrange the albums tracks, coming up with a nice batch of originals and interesting tunes that show him to be a much more complex player than might be expected. The players include a four piece trumpet section with Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Ray Nance – and rhythm is by Tommy Flanagan, Joe Benjamin, and Herb Lovelle. Tracks include "Blues For Lester", "All My Love", "Trinity River Bottom", and "Driftwood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Inez JonesHave You Met Inez Jones? ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good+ ... $36.99
Inez was an obscure west coast singer – but she's got a nice soulful approach that reminds us of some of the warmer singers on the Bethlehem label from the same time. This session (perhaps her only one) features small group backing by Oscar Moore, Carl Perkins, Curtis Counce, and Bill Douglass. 2 tracks feature Moore soloing instrumentally on guitar – "Tangerine" and "There's A Small Hotel" – and the other tracks include "Where Or When", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Happy", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", and "Since I Fell For You". Nice stuff, with that mix of jazz and bluesy singing that graced the postwar work of LA vocalists like Charles Brown or Nat Cole. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove.)

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George LewisGeorge Lewis With The Original Zenith Brass Band (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, 1946. Very Good ... $11.99
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(Cover has some clear tape on the edges.)

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George LewisJazz At Vespers ... LP
Riverside, 1954. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Blue label pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has a small peeled spot on the opening.)
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Charlie ByrdBlues For Night People ... LP
Savoy, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of the earthiest albums ever cut by guitarist Charlie Byrd – a session that predates his better-known sides on Riverside and Columbia, and which definitely earns the "blues" in the title! Byrd's working here with his familiar trio of Keeter Betts on bass and Gus Johnson on drums – playing acoustic guitar, but in a way that's nicely laidback, and quite open overall – almost like Tiny Grimes, but a bit less hard-edged overall. Titles include the "Blues For Night People" suite on side one, plus "Blues My Naughtie Sweetie Taught Me", "Blue Prelude", and "Jive At Five". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has split seams with remnants of stickers.)

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Wynton Kelly, Wilbur Ware, Philly Joe JonesCruisin' Featuring The Rhythm Sections ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A pretty cool-looking Jazzland album that combines tracks from 2 other earlier Riverside albums – one that we've identified as Clark Terry's Serenade To A Bus Seat, the other we're not sure of. Side 1 features Kelly, Jones, Paul Chambers, Johnny Griffin, and Clark Terry on the tunes "Stardust", "Cruisin", and "That Old Black Magic". Side 2 features Kelly, Ware, Jones, and Ernie Henry on "Soon", "Lover Man", and "Specific Gravity". All tracks are quite nice – and in that great mix of hardbop and soul jazz that Riverside was hitting towards the end of the 50s. Cool cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Jazzland pressing with deep groove. Labels have an ink ame stamp. Cover has wear, a partially split spine, and numerous ink name stamps.)

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MetronomesFabulous Metronomes Sing The Standard Hits (aka And Now The Metronomes) ... LP
Wynne, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
A great little vocal group – quite different from most of their contemporaries, and with a swinging jazz harmony style that really sounds great! The group may have also issued another album for Riverside (although we're not sure about that), and they're backed here by a small group that features vibes, alto, guitar, bass, and drums. Tracks include "Don't Blame Me", "Lady Be Good", "Age Of Miracles", "Embraceable You", "Foggy Day", and "April In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Hammond SmithHave You Heard – Johnny Smith At The Organ ... LP
Arrow, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Early work from Johnny Hammond Smith – pre-Riverside and pre-Prestige – and with a nice sexy cover too! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ray BarrettoCarnaval (Latino!/Pachanga With Barretto) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s/1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 of Ray Barretto's earliest albums, both recorded for the Riverside label at the start of his career! Latino has an approach to Latin jazz that's certainly informed by the charanga sound of the New York scene in the early 60s – but one that's also opened up a bit more to new ideas – bits of bossa nova, heavy percussion, and some odd instrumental twists that really make the album sparkle! There's some haunting violin work on one track, a bit of odd organ on another, and a very playful mix of flute, piano, and percussion throughout. The great Jose Combo Silva plays tenor on the date – and other players include Jose Canoura on flute, Alfredito Valdez on piano, and El Negro Vivar on trumpet. Ray's on congas, bongos, and timbales – and titles include "Sugar's Delight", "Carnaval", "Descarga La Moderna", "El Negro Y Ray", and "Cocinando Suave". Pachanga With Barretto is a very offbeat little set from Ray – a record that takes the standard pachanga groove of the time, and nicely turns it on its ear with a host of jazzy touches! Hector Rivera wrote all the tracks, and also did most of the arrangements – and the record's got a really playful feel that's far more than just straight Latin for the crowds at the club. Flute and violin are often used in slightly unusual ways – and they're mixed with harder lines on tenor from Frank Mercado and trumpet from El Negro Vivar. Other players include Ray Mantilla on timbales, Jose Canoura on flute, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion – and titles include "Oye Heck", "Pachanga Suavecito", "Pachanga Para Bailar", "Barretto En La Tumbadora", "Pachanga Oriental", and "Ponte Dura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and small creases on one corner.)

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New Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Angular Monk meets hard-driving Art Blakey – in a session that's quite unique, and which has gone onto become one of the best-remembered Atlantic jazz sessions of the late 50s! The album features Blakey in that key non-Blue Note year of 1957 – a time when he was working with a variety of players, at a variety of labels, and taking some real chances with his music before settling into his more established hit Jazz Messengers sound. The group here is Art's own – with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Bill Hardman on trumpet, and Spanky DeBrest on bass – augmented by the piano of Thelonious Monk – a match that might seem unlikely at first, but not so much so after you consider the great work that Monk and Griffin did together at Riverside during the late 50s. There's a nice match between Johnny's sharp-edged tenor and Monk's imaginative playing – and if anything, the record has Blakey, Hardman, and DeBrest moving dynamically to keep up with the flurry of modern ideas coming from Griffin and Monk! Tracks are almost all originals by Thelonious too – a fact that definitely helps keep up the "Monk-ish" sound of the record – titles that include "Evidence", "Blue Monk", "I Mean You", and "Rhythm A Ning" – alongside Griffin's "Purple Shades". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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New Harmonia & EnoTracks & Traces ... LP
Gronland, 1976. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Textural mood pieces and quite beautiful material from Harmonia and Eno – beautiful mid 70s recordings and a few unreleased gems – wholly wonderful material that wierdly didn't see a release for about 30 years! Some of the tunes are sparely furnished, kind of pastoral bits of echoeing atmosherics and trance inducing sound loops, others with more jarring bits of dissonant tension, and all of it holding up proudly with the better known work of the sound masters involved, together and separately! Includes "Welcome", "Atmosphere", "Camos Comapneros", "By The Riverside", "Weird Dream", "Almost", "When Shade Was Born". "Aubade" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New KinksKinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums from The Kinks – the kind of material that pulled them strongly past their bluesy, garagey roots – into a role that has them giving some of the clearest, keenest visions of 20th Century British society – with all of its joys and worries! The tunes here are wonderful – well-penned little odes to the common man and fading scenes and styles of the UK – presented together as a sublime portrait of a late 60s England that hardly any other group would try to touch – all with wit and wisdom from the great Ray Davies, and loads of tuneful work from the rest of the band. Titles include "Do You Remember Walter?", "Picture Book", "Sitting By The Riverside", "Village Green", "All Of My Friends Were There", and "The Village Green Preservation Society". LP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing, with tan labels. Cover is in great shape!)
Also available Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ... CD 3.99

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New Mongo SantamariaAfro Roots (Mongo/Yambu) ... LP
Fantasy, 1958/1959. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice Prestige 2-fer collecting two early sides Mongo cut for Fantasy in the late 50s. The first, released under the title Mongo, is a no-nonsense batch of Latin jazz tracks, arranged by himself and Francisco Aguabella, who's sort of the co-leader of the group on the set! Players include Emil Richards, Paul Horn, Armando Pereza, Carlos Vidal, and Willie Bobo – and as you can imagine by that lineup, there's plenty of heavy duty percussive action! Jose Chombo Silva plays a bit of tenor – and titles include "Chano Pozo", "Mazacote", "Los Conguitos", and "Afro Blue". Yambu, another of Mongo's great early records, is the second LP of the set. It's got a spooky Afro-Cuban sound, and a great assortment of drummers that includes Francisco Aquabella, Carlos Vidal, Willie Bobo, and Modesto Duran. The overall vibe is much more traditional than Mongo's other albums – and there's none of the pop Latin jazz of his years at Columbia records, or his "Watermelon Man" era at Riverside. Cuts include "Mi Guanguanco", "Timbales & Bongo", "Yeye", and "Columbia", and the sound is nice and raw. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryJimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo ... LP
Verve, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and "Down By The Riverside". Nice hard playing from Jimmy, with that great tone that he was getting in the mid 60's, and lots of very clean Hammond lines on his solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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New Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
As classic as it comes for late 50s Blue Note – and a key meeting between Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk! The group on the set features Rollins and Monk with JJ Johnson, Paul Chambers, and Art Blakey – all of whom push things more in the direction of Blue Note's sound of the time, then Monk's own recordings of the period for Riverside. But the contrast of modes makes for a really startling sound – one that has Monk "monking" it up next to the straighter rhythm section, and bringing out some more modern tones in Rollins' tenor work. Horace Silver plays piano on part of the set as well – but still keeps things strong – and titles include "Why Don't I", "Wail March", "Misterioso", and "Reflections". LP, Vinyl record album
(63rd street deep groove pressing, with RVG etch and ear. Vinyl has marks – with clicks on two tracks – but still plays nice and loud overall. Cover has a split spine and top, and some wear on the back. One label has some fading.)
Also available Sonny Rollins Vol 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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New Milt JacksonOpus De Funk (Milt Jackson Quartet aka Soul Pioneers/Milt Jackson Quintet/Invitation) ... LP
Prestige, 1954/1955/1962. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A 70s double LP issue of a variety of sides Milt cut as a leader for Prestige and Riverside. The first batch of numbers were originally released as a couple of 10"s, then repackaged under various guises in LP format, and feature a slightly different take on the Modern Jazz Quartet sound of the early years – as the album features Milt Jackson's vibes in the company of MJQ bandmates Percy Heath and Connie Kay, but also includes Horace Silver on piano – in the spot normally reserved for John Lewis! The presence of Silver on piano gives a bit of a harder edge to the set, one that almost recalls some of Jackson's work on Blue Note in the early 50s, yet which is rounded out here by a few lighter and more lyrical touches on rhythm. The set includes a great reading of "Moonray", the Jackson original "Stonewall", and the tracks "Wonder Why", "I Should Care", and "My Funny Valentine". There's also 4 numbers with the same group adding Henry Boozier on trumpet, performing "Soma", "Buhaina", "Opus De Funk" and "I've Lost Your Love". The second LP is from almost a decade on, a very nice little Milt Jackson album – cut in the mode of some of his excellent soul jazz group sides from the mid 60s. This set pushes Milt past the format of much of his other work – especially that of the MJQ – as it features him in a very soulful sextet, working with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor, Ron Carter on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. The presence of Dorham and Heath give the album a light lyrical swing that really opens things up – and there's a fair bit of modally-oriented tunes on the set that hint at the more soulful playing of most of the players in the 70s. Tracks include a great version of "Invitation", plus "The Sealer", "Poom A Loom", "Ruby", and "None Shall Wander". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has is stained and wrinkled on the bottom 3 inches.)