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✨✧ Bill EvansComplete Riverside Recordings (18LP Box Set) ... LP
Riverside, Mid 50s/Early 60s. Used 18LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete Riverside recordings! Complete! That's 18 LPs worth of Bill Evans, documenting some of the finest performances he ever recorded. As you'd expect, there's quite a lot of trio sides presented here, including the great group featuring Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian, but there's also a few early excursions into the solo setting he'd return to again and again as well as a few sessions featuring horns. The list of sidemen is filled with heavies from Paul Chambers, Teddy Kotick, Philly Joe Jones and Cannonball Adderley to Freddie Hubbard, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims and Ron Carter. If you know any of the Riverside recordings, you know this is where Evans established himself as one of the leading pianists of his age, and laid the blueprint for a much imitated style. This set features the entirety of loads of great LPs, like New Jazz Conceptions, Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Waltz For Debby, Portrait In Jazz, Sunday At The Village Vanguard and more! 147 tracks in all, far too many to even begin to scratch the surface of in this listing! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMisterioso (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key classic from Thelonious Monk's years at Riverside – and an album that's as compelling as its haunting title! The session features Thelonious working with a great quartet that includes Johnny Griffin on tenor, playing these wonderfully angular lines; Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, working in well-rounded tones that add a lot of depth to the work; and Roy Haynes on drums, bringing in a playfully rhythmic spirit that really matches the tone of Monk's compositions – a wonderful quartet to interpret the thoughtful, angular, inventive numbers on the set – not just Monk's own tunes, but some killer arrangements of a few classics too. Tracks are all longish, and the album features key readings of "In Walked Bud", "Misterioso", "Nutty", and "Let's Cool One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer productions pressing, with the microphone logo and deep groove.)
Also available Misterioso (Riverside) ... CD 3.99
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of the greatest Cannonball Adderley albums from the Riverside years – a completely smoking live date recorded in San Francisco, often with long tracks that really let the group open up and do their thing! The lineup here is that classic one that first grabbed attention – the group with brother Nat on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums – and a young Bobby Timmons on piano, really cooking things up with tremendous drive, energy, and a sense of the groove! Titles include a great workout on Timmons' classic "This Here", plus originals "You Got It" and Spontaneous Combustion", and a great version of "Hi Fly". Soul jazz at its best, by one of the groups who gave the genre its name in the first place! LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Bix BeiderbeckeBix Beiderbecke & The Wolverines ... LP
Riverside, Mid 20s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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(Original deep groove pressing – white label with light blue text!)

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Bix BeiderbeckeLegendary Bix Beiderbecke 1924 to 1925 ... LP
Riverside, Mid 20s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Dutch pressing, including the original booklet inside the gatefold. Cover has a thin gloss bubble along the spine.)

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✨✧ Evans BradshawPieces of Eighty Eight ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good ... $29.99
A killer set of trio work from pianist Evans Bradshaw – an obscure player we only know from his two rare dates for Riverside Records! Bradshaw's got a nicely angular approach to the piano – and a romping left hand that reminds us a lot of the hipper pianists working in Chicago at the end of the 50s! As with Jamal, King Fleming, and John Wright – Evans has an inherently rhythmic approach to his work – a gentle groove and focused flow that really takes off from the very first note, and keeps us hanging on all the way through! There's no overdone soul jazz cliches here – as Bradshaw also complicates things nicely over the top – and titles include versions of "Night In Tunisia", "Foggy Day", and "It Ain't Necessarily So" – plus two originals called "Pushing the Blues" and "Blues For Jim". Trio features Alvin Jackson on bass and Richard Allen on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions with deep groove.)

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Tadd DameronMagic Touch ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(Blue label Bill Grauer productions pressing, with a microphone logo.)

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Wild Bill DavisonSweet & Hot ... LP
Riverside, 1947. Very Good- ... $1.99
Features work by Sidney Bechet on soprano sax, Albert Nicholas and Edmond Hall on clarinet, and Baby Dodds on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with microphone logo and deep groove.)

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Bill EvansHow My Heart Sings ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Good+ ... $34.99
Magical music from the very first note – the kind of record you need to hear if you've ever doubted the genius of Bill Evans! The sound here is subtle, and supple – but still often more revolutionary than that of the countless albums it inspired in years to come – and Evans is completely at home on the record, working with bassist Chuck Israels and drummer Paul Motian – both players who helped to re-invent the role of rhythm in the piano combo of the time! Titles include a sublime reading of "How My Heart Sings", plus "Walking Up", "Show Type Tune", "Summertime", "34 Skidoo", and "In Your Own Sweet Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Back cover has a name in pen.)

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Don FriedmanCircle Waltz ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A great little set from Friedman – a vastly underrated pianist who's working here as a bright young modernist in a trio with Chuck Israels on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums. The tracks have a freedom that reminds us a lot of Bill Evans' early work, with a warm lyricism that never gets too hokey – yet isn't afraid to show itself in Friedman's original compositions. Titles include "Sea's Breeze", "Loves Parting", "Modes Pivoting", and "Circle Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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Don FriedmanFlashback ... LP
Riverside, 1963. Near Mint- ... $24.99
There's nothing "flashback" about this one – because the record's about as in-the-moment as you could be for jazz piano in the early 60s! Don Friedman's a really tremendous player at this point in his career – a sometimes unsung hero in the space between Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett – and one who played with the sensitivity of the former and some of the pre-cliche sense of freedom of the latter. There's a fresh voice to nearly all the tunes on the set – even when they're not originals – and Don has a way of making the keys of the piano step forth in waves of sound that are subtle, but seductive – although not in any too-romantic or too-flowery ways. Rhythm is by Dick Kniss on bass and Dick Berk on drums – on titles that include "News Blues", "Flashback", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Ochre", and "Ballade In C Sharp Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi, still in the shrink, including the insert.)

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Bob GibsonOffbeat Folksongs ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s. Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has wear.)

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Benny GolsonModern Touch ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good- ... $29.99
The modern touch indeed! You can't get any more classic Benny Golson than this – a sublime late 50s album that features Benny with a sextet, working out amazing versions of the sorts of material that set him apart from every other jazz arranger of the time! The tracks here are complicated, yet have a rootsy soulfulness that makes them instantly compelling – and Benny's tone on tenor sax is sharp and angular, yet also has a raspiness that gives it a degree of honesty you wouldn't expect from a budding young modernist. The rest of the players – Max Roach, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, JJ Johnson, and Kenny Dorham – are equally great, too – and amidst Benny's arrangements, they come together as if they'd been playing in this format for years! Titles include "Out Of The Past", "Venetian Breeze", "Reunion", "Hymn To The Orient", and "Blues On Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label with silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove! Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)

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Johnny GriffinLittle Giant ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Sealed ... $16.99
One of Johnny Griffin's hard blowing LPs as a leader for Jazzland – recorded with a crack lineup that includes Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! This is the kind of work that the term "hard bop" was coined for – sharp-edged jazz at its best – informed strongly by earlier bop and modern modes, but also played with a deeper dose of soul overall. The six players come together perfectly throughout – working with a tightness that matches most Blue Note work of the time – and titles are a great set of tracks that includes 3 by Chicago pianist Norman Simmons, and 1 by the great Babs Gonzales. Tunes include "Olive Refractions", "The Message", "Lonely One", "Playmates", and "63rd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing in 180 gram vinyl.)

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Johnny GriffinLittle Giant (2 LP set) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
An excellent 2LP set that features material pulled from a number of Griffin's early albums for the Jazzland/Riverside label – including The Little Giant, The Kerry Dancers, Way Out, and The Johnny Griffin Sextet. The material is played by a number of groups – with musicians that include Donald Byrd, Pepper Adams, Kenny Drew, Wibur Ware, Blue Mitchell, Julian Priester, Barry Harris, and Sam Jones – but it's united by Griffin's souful approach to bop, and by a youthful energy that made him one of the most striking tenor soloists of his generation, despite a young age. Titles include "Catharsis", "Hot Sausage", "The Message", "Playmates", "63rd Street Theme", "The Kerry Dancers", and "Little John". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, some marker, edge wear, tape remnants on the spine, and a card pocket on front.)

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Johnny GriffinWhite Gardenia ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $19.99
A tribute to Billie Holiday – with Johnny Griffin'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 good 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, stretching out with a deep edge and a wonderful tone. Other players include Clark Terry on trumpet, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Ron Carter on bass – and titles include "God Bless The Child", "Gloomy Sunday", "Travelin' Light", "Left Alone", and "Detour Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has some wear and a name in marker in one corner.)
Also available White Gardenia ... CD 4.99

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Jimmy HeathThumper ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good- ... $39.99
A definite thumper from the young Jimmy Heath – proof that he was always one of the hippest cats in his scene, even at the start! The record's ostensibly a blowing session with a handful of like-minded hardboppers from the late 50s – but as usual for Heath, the overall sound is something deeper in the end – way more than just some simple solo moments over straight rhythms, and instead a record that really takes off with a well-arranged sense of energy! Even at this early date, Jimmy's showing a great talent for putting a group together – and he works the sextet with an feeling that hints strongly at soul jazz modes to emerge in the 60s – especially the deeper-toned styles of some of the groups in which Heath would work as a sideman later on in the decade. Players here include Nat Adderley on cornet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – but 2 of the album's tracks feature Jimmy alone with the rhythm section. Titles include "For Minors Only", "Who Needs It?", "Don't You Know I Care", "Two Tees", "The Thumper", "Newkeep", "For All We Know", "I Can Make You Love Me", and "Nice People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original small blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, a split spine and tape residue on the seams.)

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Ernie HenryLast Chorus ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A fitting title for a wonderful record – the last album issued under the name of altoist Ernie Henry – an amazing 50s player who recorded famously with Thelonius Monk, but only got to make a handful of his own dates before an untimely early death! The posthumous release brings together some unreleased material cut by Henry for Riverside in a few different styles – a hip octet session with Melba Liston on trombone, Benny Golson on tenor, and Lee Morgan on trumpet; a piano-less quartet date cut with Kenny Dorham on trumpet; a session with Monk on piano and Sonny Rollins on tenor; and a quartet date with Wynton Kelly on piano. Titles include "Melba's Tune", "Cleo's Chant", "Ba Lu Bolivar Ba Lues Are", "Like Someone In Love", "All The Things You Are", and "Beauty & The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Victor pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear and some splitting on the top seam.)

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Ernie HenryPresenting Ernie Henry ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the few records ever cut by this fantastic alto player from the mid 50s! Henry most famously worked with Monk, but his albums as a leader are great – and this one features Kenny Dorham, Kenny Drew, Wilbur Ware, and Art Taylor, all components of a totally solid Riverside lineup. Titles include "Orient", "Active Ingredients", "Checkmate", and "Free Flight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Ernie HenrySeven Standards & A Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Ernie Henry was a fantastic alto player who only cut a rare few albums before his untimely death. Most folks will know him from his great work on a few Monk sessions – but this album features tracks that were the last the Henry cut as a leader, done in late 1957 shortly before he passed away. The records show Henry as an emerging lyrical modernist on the alto – kind of a soul jazz version of Lee Konitz, but with a bit more of a swing. The group includes Wynton Kelly, Wilbur Ware, and Philly Joe Jones – and tracks include "Specific Gravity", "My Ideal", "Like Someone In Love", and "Soon". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Seven Standards & A Blues ... CD 19.99

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John Lee HookerThat's My Story – John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Great rootsy blues from John Lee Hooker – and an unusual session that has him getting backup help from jazz players Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums! Jones and Hayes only play on a handful of tracks, and most of the focus is on Hooker's damn-great vocals, and acoustic guitar – spun out nicely over a set of tracks that includes "I Need Some Money", a controversial clash with early Motown – plus "One Of These Days", "Gonna Use My Rod", "I Want To Talk About You", "Democrat Man", and "I'm Wanderin". LP, Vinyl record album
(OBC pressing.)

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Bev KellyBev Kelly In Person ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
We're always big fans of Bev Kelly's work, but this album is way hipper than the usual vocal album of its type from the time – thanks to a sweet little lineup that features Pony Poindexter on alto sax and Flip Nunez on piano! The presence of Poindexter's horn is always a treat, on the handful of smaller group sides he cut from this time – and Nunez's piano lines have an inherently rhythmic groove that comes out even on the mellower numbers – which often are somewhat spacious, but stepping along with a gentle groove underneath Kelly's fantastic vocals. Part of the credit for this groove goes to Johnny Allen, whose work on bass is great – and the group's completed by the drums of Tony Johnson, who's a bit more down in the mix. Titles include "Long Ago & Far Away", "My Foolish Heart", "Night & Day", "Just Friends", "Love Letters", "This Is Always", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing including the insert. Cover has light wear on the bottom seam.)
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Albert AylerSwing Low Sweet Spiritual ... LP
Osmosis (Netherlands), 1964. Near Mint- ... $44.99
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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Jimmy HeathPeer Pleasure ... LP
Landmark, 1987. Near Mint- ... $3.99
The title's a bit obtuse, but the music is warm and soulful throughout – a really tremendous session that carries on the strong legacy of solo work that Jimmy Heath was doing in the 70s! The feel here is a lot like some of Heath's dates for the Muse or Xanadu labels – and Jimmy's working here with a great rhythm section that includes Larry Willis on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Akira Tana on drums – players who provide a very soulful grounding for the set. Heath blows alto, tenor, and soprano sax – and remaining players include Tom Williams on trumpet and Tony Purrone on guitar. The groove is in a classic Prestige/Riverside mode – not hard hardbop, but soulful, with touches of post-Coltrane blowing, and the mix of lyricism and soul jazz that Heath's always brought to his best work. Titles include "Trane Connections", "Forever Sonny", "You Can See", "I Waited For You", and "Song For Ben Webster". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Milt JacksonPlenty, Plenty Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Plenty plenty soul here – as Milt Jackson's moving away from the Modern Jazz Quartet, and working with a great group of players that really expand his sound! The session's a bit like some of Milt's soul jazz work for Riverside and other labels – in that it's got rhythms, timings, and solos that all are much more gutbuckety than you'd expect from the other side of his career – a real nod towards the nascent soul jazz sound in the late 50s, served up with lots of undercurrents from R&B and gospel in the mix. Side one features players that include Ronnie Peters on alto sax, Frank Foster on tenor, and Sahib Shihab on baritone – plus Horace Silver on piano – and Silver makes a return appearance on side two, alongside a group that includes Lucky Thompson on tenor and Joe Newman on trumpet. Titles include "Plenty, Plenty Soul", "Boogity Boogity", "Heartstrings", "Sermonette", "The Spirit Feel", "Ignunt Oil", and "Blues At Twilight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing.)
Also available Plenty, Plenty Soul ... CD 6.99

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Eddie JeffersonJazz Singer ... LP
Inner City, 1959/1961/1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Rare work from Eddie Jefferson – cut between his early years on Prestige, and his revival on Riverside – work done for the Festival Records label, but best known in this hip 70s package put together by Inner City! The work here is a great precursor to Eddie's 60s comeback – and shows him really moving forward strongly, even on a tiny label – reworking his older vocal style with a hipper modern groove, and really reaching some new territory in the process. The tunes are awash in those charming tones and phrasings that always set Jefferson apart from the rest – and there's a few R&B undercurrents here, mixed in with the more familiar bop influences. Players are all great too – and include Johnny Coles or Howard McGee on trumpet, James Moody on tenor, Matthew Gee on trombone, Musa Kaleem on tenor and baritone, and Johnny Acea on piano. Babs Gonzalez and Honey Gordon get in a few licks on versions of "So What" and "Sister Sadie" – helping Eddie out with their hip vocal talents – and other tracks include "Memphis", "Baby Girl", "Sherry", "Body & Soul", and "Workshop". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny LytleHappy Ground! (Jazzland LP – 1961) ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good- ... $6.99
One of Johnny Lytle's monster vibes 'n organ LPs from the early 60's. Released on the Jazzland subsidiary of Riverside, and a tough one to find! The album comes complete with the great original track "Lela", a jazz dance classic if there ever was one, and other nice tracks like "Happy Ground" and "Tag Along". Milt Harris plays organ, and Peppy Hinnant's on drums, giving the session the same great jumpy feel that he adds to all of Lytle's work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape on the spine and bottom seam, and some writing in pen on back.)

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Julian Priester & Marine IntrusionPolarization ... LP
ECM, 1977. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Although trombonist Julian Priester had been playing for years on some of the hippest jazz sides ever recording, this stint of late 70s ECM recordings were some of his rare few as a leader, apart from some very early sides for the Jazzland/Riverside label. The groove here is stretched out, slightly electric, and slightly modal. There's a bit of Miles in the mix, especially on the heavier track – but you'll also hear plenty of Priester's deeply moody playing, developed strongly since his earlier days with Sun Ra and Max Roach. The group includes Ray Obeido on guitars and Ron Stallings on saxes – and titles include "Anatomy Of Longing", "Wind Dolphin", "Polarization", "Rhythm Magnet", and "Coincidence". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut out notch.)

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Sonny RollinsShadow Waltz ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Early 60's album that repackages Rollins' classic Freedom Suite recording for Riverside. The record is exactly the same – and features Rollins on tenor, in a spare stripped-down trio that include Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach. His playing is amazing – especially on the extended "Freedom Suite", which shows just how much Rollins could push his solos, even back in the early days. Amazing stuff, and as free as you can get without being free! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions pressing. Cover has clear tape along the top seam on back, a light crease, some splitting on the spine, and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A classic set that brings the east coast tenor of Sonny Rollins into contact with a west coast rhythm section of Ray Brown and Shelly Manne! Despite Rollins' silly look on the cover, and the album's overall "western" theme, the session's a brilliant one – right up there with Sonny's strongest trio sides of the late 50s, and a key link in a string of excellent recordings for Blue Note, Prestige, and Riverside! The lack of a piano really opens up the style of the set – letting Sonny explore freely on his solos, while Brown's bass and Manne's drums do more than enough to keep the rhythms going on their own. Solos aren't as "out" as on the Village Vanguard sessions, but certainly every bit as inspired – and titles include "I'm An Old Cowhand", "Solitude", "Come, Gone", "Way Out West", and "Wagon Wheels". LP, Vinyl record album
(90s 180 gram Analogue Productions pressing, limited edition #4362.)

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Randy WestonZulu (2LP set) ... LP
Milestone, Mid 50s/1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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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✨✧ Staffan AbeleenDownstream ... LP
Philips, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Staffan Abeleen may not be a household name, but he's got a heck of a great group – and one of the best European combos we've heard from the time! Abeleen's is a pianist, and he's working here with Lars Farnlof on cornet and Bjorn Netz on tenor – and it's clear that the group have taken some cues from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet of the Riverside years – working here in that "soul jazz into modern" style that showed up on a lot of the Cannonball-produced records from the same period – a mode that's still somewhat grounded in a rootsy, rhythm-based sound – but which also breaks out with some incredible tones, colors, and modes – shading in the set with a depth that we never would have expected! Rhythm is from Paul Danielsson on bass and Bosse Skoglund on drums – and titles include "Relax", "Float Downstream", "Fin Sikt Over Havet", "Degage", and "Maybe Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese 180 gram pressing – out of print!)

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✨✧ George RussellOuter Thoughts ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Nice collection of material composed or re-arranged by George Russell, using his unique modal concept. At the time of these sessions, Russell was one of the most forward thinking modernists, applying his modal theory to both his own work, and using it to expand the vocabulary of soloists over standards, breathing fresh new air into tried and true pieces. This two-fer pulls pieces from 4 sides he cut for Riverside, and features a nice cast of young modernists, including Pete LaRoca, Don Ellis 7 Eric Dolphy. 13 tracks in all, including "Stratusphunk", "Ezz-thetic", "Stratus Seekers" and modal versions of "Nardis", "Round Midnight" and "Au Privave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has taped seams, notes in the gatefold, and a mostly split top seam.)

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