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✨✧ Art Blakey's Jazz MessengersUgetsu – Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers At Birdland (ABC/Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Art Blakey's best non-Blue Note albums of the 60s – a hard-wailing live set that fully exploits the best talents of the six-piece version of the Jazz Messengers! The group here is that tremendous sextet that featured Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Cedar Walton on piano – all working with Blakey to rework the earlier mode from his quintet years – in a way that actually allowed for a bit more lyricism and introspection! Titles include Cedar Walton's original "Ugetsu", Curtis Fuller's "Time Off", and Wayn Shorter's great "One By One", "Ping Pong", and "On the Ginza". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Sextet In New York ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $11.99
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's done in a similar spacious mode – with plenty of longish tracks that build upon the core groove set down by Joe Zawinul's piano, Sam Jones' bass, and Louis Hayes' drums – a perfect backdrop for the creative and complicated solos of Cannon on alto, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Yusef Lateef on tenor, flute, and oboe! The date was recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1962 – and titles include "Gemini", "Planet Earth", "Dizzy's Business", "Syn-anthesia", "Scotch & Water", and "Cannon's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing. Cover has some wear & a split spine.)

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Takes Charge (Landmark) ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A hardbop classic from Cannonball Adderley – and one of his harder to find albums from the Riverside days! The set has Cannon playing without his usual group, in the context of an all-star batch of players that includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – who he worked with in his time with Miles Davis – plus occasional guest rhythm work by Albert and Percy Heath. The set's strong and straight ahead – a good bridge between Cannon's early Mercury recordings, and his later albums for Riverside and Capitol – tightly crafted solos with a good deal of soul, Adderley holding down all the horn work on the record. Titles include "If This Isn't Love", "Serenata", "Poor Butterfly", "I Remember You", and "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star". CD also features 2 bonus alternate tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Landmark.)

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Cannonball AdderleyPortrait Of Cannonball ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A jazzy portrait of Cannonball Adderley in his early soul jazz prime – oddly one that doesn't feature his regular quintet lineup, but which more than makes up for that lack with a batch of players that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Bill Evans on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums! Given the personnel, the record's almost kind of a transition from Cannon's brief time with Miles Davis into his tighter more soul-inflected group to come – and Evans' piano provides an especially spacious sensibility here, one that marks the time spent with Miles nicely. Titles include "Nardis", "A Little Taste", "Minority", and "Blue Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink.)

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Charlie ByrdOnce More – Charlie Byrd's Bossa Nova ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A lovely little record from the man who helped Stan Getz find his bossa – and a set that's done with just a bit more backing than usual from Byrd for the time! The album makes nice use of additional percussion, vibes, cello, and a bit of flugelhorn to back up Byrd's work on acoustic guitar – never in a way that dominates too strongly, with just enough added sound to color in the grooves with a slightly deeper tone. Titles include "Presente De Natal", "Three Note Samba", "Limehouse Blues", "Cancao De Nimar Para Carol", "Chega De Saudade", and "Anna". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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Charlie Byrd Trio & WoodwindsByrd In The Wind ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good ... $4.99
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 Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone label & deep groove.)

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Ida CoxIda Cox Sings The Blues (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, Mid 20s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Rare work from the key early jazz years of the Chicago scene – with Tommy Ladinier on cornet, Lovie Austin on piano, Buster Bailey on clarinet, and Jesse Crump on a bit of organ! A few tracks also fetaure Fletcher Henderson on piano – back when he was still part of the Chicago scene. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Kenny DorhamJazz Contrasts ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Early work by Kenny Dorham as a leader – a Riverside session recorded in two "contrasting" moods that both perfectly show his young talents on the trumpet! Side one is a bit more in a hardbop mode – with two long lyrical tracks ("Falling In Love With Love" and "I'll Remember April") – recorded with a quintet that features Sonny Rollins on tenor, Hank Jones on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Max Roach on drums – with plenty of space for all players to solo nicely! Side two features the same group, but also adds in some work on harp by Betty Glamman – an unusual player, but one who works well in the setting – and really helps to emphasize the sweeter sounds in Kenny's horn! Titles on that side include "La Villa", "Larue", and "My Old Flame". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Kenny Dorham with Cannonball AdderleyBlue Spring ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good ... $49.99
A pretty warm and lyrical set by Kenny – accompanied here by a larger group that includes Cecil Payne, David Amram, and Cannonball Adderley on horns, plus a young Cedar Walton on piano. Dorham wrote 4 of the album's tracks, and they provide a perfect showcase for his polished trumpet style. Titles include "Spring Cannon", "Blue Spring", "Poetic", and "Passion Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has moderate wear, split top & bottom seams with some pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansMemories Of Bill Evans ... LP
Riverside (Japan), 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(Includes the insert.)

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Johnny GriffinBig Soul (Big Soul Band & White Gardenia) ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1960. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
One of those ubiquitous Milestone 70s two-fers combining two nice sides from the little giant. The first set is Big Soul Band, a sweet little album from Johnny – quite different than most of his other sessions at the time, as this one features a big band, as the title says – filled with some strong Chicago and soul jazz players, and featuring killer arrangements by the great Norman Simmons! Simmons' was just bubbling up at the time – and he had a sock soul jazz sound that was part of his time on the Chicago scene, and which, unfortunately, rarely achieved as strong of recorded expression as it did on this album. Griffin's a heck of a great player, even at this age, and the strength of his horn sits nicely in the front of a great ensemble that also includes Pat Patrick, Matthew Gee, Julian Priester, Frank Strozier, Bobby Timmons, Harold Mabern, Vic Sproles, and Charlie Persip. Titles include a number of Simmons originals – like "Meditation", "Panic Room Blues", and "Holla" – plus a great reading of Timmons' "So Tired"! The second LP is Johnny's tribute to Billie Holiday – with Johnny's tenor fronting some larger backing on strings and brass – but hipper than most efforts of this type, thanks to some great arrangements by Melba Liston and Norman Simmons! The record's a nice change from some of Johnny's more full-on bop sessions from the same time – and it's nice to hear that his tenor works equally well on mellow tracks and ballads like "God Bless The Child", "Gloomy Sunday", "Travelin' Light", "Left Alone", and "Detour Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, some seam splitting, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Johnny GriffinDo Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me ... LP
Riverside, 1963. Very Good- ... $14.99
A moodier session than usual for Griff – but in a nice way – and one that's cut with Buddy Montgomery on vibes and piano, and handled in a laidback soul jazz mode that's a refreshing change from some of his sharper hardbop sides! Highlights include the extended original "Slow Burn", plus renditions of the classics "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" and "The Midnight Sun Will Never Set". The group's completed by Monk Montgomery on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and in a way, the album sort of feels like one of Monk and Buddy's Mastersounds sessions, with the added touch of a horn player! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has splitting on the seams & some wear.)

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Tommy Gwaltney's Kansas City Nine with Buck ClaytoGoin To Kansas City ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Trad revival material by this group that featured Buck Claton on trumpet, Dickie Wells on trombone, Tommy Newson on tenor, Charlie Byrd on guitar, and Gwaltney on alto, clarinet, and vibes. Tracks are short and include some originals, written in a classic 30s KC mode – plus a few older tunes. Titles include "Midnight Mama", "Hello Babe", "Kansas City Ballad", "The Jumping Blues", "Walter Page", and "The New Tulsa Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove.)
Also available Goin To Kansas City ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Milt JacksonMilt Jackson Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Riverside, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great little set from that time when Milt Jackson was fronting a group that also included Jimmy Heath on tenor – a wonderful pairing of talents that made for some of Milt's most soulful sides of the 60s! Heath's sharp-edged tone is a great contrast to Jackson's smoother touch on the vibes – and the pair are supported here by rhythm from Hank Jones on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all great players who bring plenty of personal inflection to their work on this live date. Titles include a great version of Heath's "Gemini" – plus Jackson's "Bags Of Blue", "Gerri's Blues", and "Ignunut Oil" – plus takes on "Little Girl Blue" and "Time After Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes! ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $14.99
A beautiful combination we'd like to hear more of – one that comes from the meeting of Milt Jackson's vibes and the guitar of Wes Montgomery – both recorded here in easygoing brilliance! The session's a nice break from the usual sound of both players at the time – and although Wes played a bit with vibes when working in The Montgomery Brothers, the Jackson approach here is a bit different – more soulful, and a bit more driven on by the rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones. Titles include the originals "SKJ", "Blue Roz", "Jingles", and "Sam Sack" – plus versions of "Stairway To The Stars" and "Delilah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has splitting on the top seam.)

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Bobby JasparBobby Jaspar – Tenor & Flute ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of the few US releases by 50s Belgian reedman Bobby Jaspar – a talent who graced countless European sessions at the time, but who's working here in a rare date with an American group! As on other albums from the period, Jaspar plays both tenor and flute – alternating between instruments on different tracks, in the manner of sessions by Frank Wess or Jerome Richardson from the time. The rest of the group really gives the album a nice punch – with George Wallinton on piano, Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – plus Idrees Sulieman on trumpet on about half the tracks on the set! The songs are mainly original compositions by the band members and they include Jaspar's "Seven Up", Sulieman's "Doublemint", Wallington's "Before Dawn" and "Sweet Blanche". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Eddie JeffersonLetter From Home ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The beginning of a whole new chapter of greatness for singer Eddie Jefferson – a record that took his older style of putting words to jazz solos, and updated it nicely for a new generation in the 60s! Eddie's got a rootsy look on the cover, but the sound here is snappingly hip and sophisticated throughout – a cool soul jazz take on vocalese that's right up there with the best solo work by Jon Hendricks, and sung in a similarly raspy style. The group shifts a bit from track to track – between small combo and larger ensemble arranged by Ernie Wilkins – and players include Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Johnny Griffin on tenor, James Moody on alto and flute, Junior Mance and Joe Zawinul on piano, and Barry Galbraith on guitar. Titles include some great original lyrics by Jefferson on the tunes "Soft & Furry", "Keep Walkin", "Things Are Getting Better", and "Back In Town" – and equally great vocals on versions of "Letter From Home", "Billie's Bounce", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Back cover has a DJ stamp & a name in pen.)

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Philly Joe JonesBlues For Dracula ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Arguably the best album that Philly Joe Jones ever cut as a leader – and a straight ahead set of soulful hardbop tunes played in the company of an excellent group! The set fits with with some of the super-hip soul jazz sides coming out on Riverside and Jazzland during the late 50s – and the sextet on the album features players who also made their mark for the label, like Julian Priester, Johnny Griffin, and Nat Adderley, who play here with Tommy Flanagan and Jimmy Garrison. The interplay between Garrison and Jones is worth the price of the record alone, and Jimmy pushes Philly into territory that's a bit more sophisticated than his usual groove. Tracks are all pretty long – and titles include "Blues For Dracula", "Ow", "Tune Up", and "Fiesta", written by the great Cal Massey! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides.)

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Philly Joe JonesDrums Around The World ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A wonderfully experimental album from drummer Philly Joe Jones – and one that has just the right sort of "ethnic" feel to earn its "Around The World" title! Mostly, the ethnicity comes through in exotic reed work by Sahib Shihab, Herbie Mann, and Cannonball Adderley – who all play wonderfully on the album – alongside straighter sidemen who include Lee Morgan and Blue Mitchell on trumpets, Benny Golson on tenor, and Curtis Fuller on trombone. There's a bit of the Yusef Lateef late 50s sound on here – mixed with Philly's killer crack sock drum approach – a blend that comes off wonderfully throughout, and really makes the album a standout in Philly Joe's catalog from the time. Titles include "Land Of The Blue Veils", "Blue Gwynn", "El Tambores", and "The Tribal Message", which is a nice drum solo! LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with deep groove & microphone logo. Cover has light surface wear & a small name stamp on back.)
Also available Drums Around The World ... CD 4.99

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King OliverKing Oliver Plays The Blues (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, Late 20s. Very Good ... $19.99
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Tommy LadnierBlues & Stomps ... LP
Riverside, Mid 30s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Cover has small seam splits.)
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✨✧ Cannonball Adderley with Sergio MendesQuiet Nights Of Quiet Stars ... LP
Capitol/Pickwick, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert AylerSwing Low Sweet Spiritual ... LP
Osmosis (Netherlands), 1964. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Pre-ESP Records work from the legendary Albert Ayler – and a really special set that definitely shows his strong ties to a previous legacy of African-American music! Ayler always clamed blues and other roots in his sound, but didn't always show them as clearly – given his free-thinking, forward-moving approach – yet this set has Albert really reworking an older influence, by taking older songs from gospel and secular sources, and using them as a completely compelling springboard for his new ideas on tenor and soprano sax! The album's the sort that David Murray might have cut in the mid 80s – but conceived by Ayler two decades before – and sadly unissued for years after its recording, possibly because it's a very sensitive, soulful set that's different than the frenetic power of later albums on ESP. A real treasure throughout – with work from Call Cobbs Jr on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Sonny Murray on drums – on titles that include "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "Deep River", "Goin Home", "Ol Man River", "Down By The Riverside", and "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Kenny DorhamBut Beautiful ... LP
Milestone, Late 50s/1976. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
Nice 2 LP collection of some of Kenny Dorham's beautiful lyrical trumpet work for the Riverside label from the late 50's. The set features material from the albums Jazz Contrasts, Two Horns/Two Rhythms, Blue Spring, and This Is The Moment – plus one track from Abbey Lincoln's album That's Him. The focus is largely on Dorham's sweeter moments, and the set features a host of great original compositions by him, including "Poetic", "Spring Cannon", "La Villa", and "Blue Spring". There's a good set of notes, too, which were written not too long after Dorham's early death in 1972. LP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy with splitting seams, aged masking tape and a checkout card.)

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Blue MitchellBring It Home To Me ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good ... $36.99
Genius work from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – one of his most solid sides as a leader from the 60s, and a well-deserved treasure in the Blue Note catalog! The album's quite different than the straight soul jazz of Blue's early days on Riverside – or the more arranged dates of the late 60s – and it features him moving in a soulful, lyrical, modal style – quite similar to Horace Silver in conception, but with a fresh execution that's mighty nice – and which marks Mitchell as one of the fresher trumpet voices of his generation! The whole group's great, too – and the lineup includes Junior Cook on tenor, Blue's old bandmate from Horace Silver's group – plus Harold Mabern on piano, who really helps shape the sound of the record, Gene Taylor on bass and Billy Higgins on drums. Tracks include gems from Mitchell, Jimmy Heath, and Tom McIntosh – titles that include "Bring It Home To Me", "Blues 3 For 1", "Port Rico Rock", and "Ginger Bread Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Randy WestonZulu (2LP set) ... LP
Milestone, Mid 50s/1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
2LP set that brings together a host of classic trio sides by Randy Weston, all recorded for Riverside in the 50's, and culled from a number of different LPs and 10" releases. One LP in the set features the added bonus of Cecil Payne on baritone, but most of the material is spare trio stuff, in Randy's definite modern idiom. Titles include "Little Niles", "Solemn Meditation", "Zulu", "Pam's Waltz", "Lifetime", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Blue MitchellFunktion Junktion ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
While Blue cut many of our favorite hard bop sides for Blue Note and Riverside, and made a few funky electric LPs for Mainstream, the couple of records he did later for RCA weren't entirely succesful. The playing is pretty strong on this one, from Blue and side men like Jon Faddis, Harold Land and David T Walker, and the production is smoothed out post-CTI 70s jazz, but there were a couple of bad decisions made somewhere along the line, like doing a version of the disco hit "Love Machine". Still numbers like "Delilah" and "Collaborations" have the rich sultry feel of the best of smooth 70s jazz. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some seam splitting, tape on the spine, and a card pocket on front.)

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