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VariousRiverside History Of Classic Jazz (5LP Box Set) ... LP
Riverside, 1920s/1930s/1940s. Near Mint- 5LP Box Set ... $11.99
A great introduction to trad jazz! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has light wear.)

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✨✧ George RussellEzz-Thetics (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Angular modernism from George Russell – a record that's still strongly preoccupied with his interest in modes and tones, but which also manages to swing nicely as well! The group here is a sextet – with Eric Dolphy making a great appearance on alto and bass clarinet – alongside Dave Baker on trombone, Don Ellis on trumpet, Steve Swallow on bass, and Joe Hunt on drums. Although the leader, Russell never lets his piano dominate, but instead mostly punctuates – pointing the way forward to the horn players, who group together in tremendous formation – the slide off into separate space for their solos! Titles include Russell standards "Ezz-Thetic" and "Lydiot", plus great readings of "Nardis" and "Round Midnight". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)
 
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Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong In New York – 1924 to 1925 ... LP
Riverside (Netherlands), 1924/1925. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
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(Includes original booklet inside the gatefold. Cover has some gloss separation along the spine.)

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Oscar BrandOscar Brand Songbag Of Folk Song Favorites ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Charlie ByrdGuitar Artistry (AKA Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd) ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Later 60s reissue of Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd. Cover has some wear.)

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Charlie ByrdByrd Song ... LP
Riverside, 1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An unusual set that prefaces Charlie's recordings for Columbia – a trio side that also adds in chorus vocals on a number of cuts, creating a nice warm pillowy backdrop that's a perfect juxtaposition to Charlie's spare and raspy sound on the acoustic guitar. And just because we use "pillow" in the description above, don't worry about things being sleepy – because the rhythm section of Keeter Bets and Bill Reichenbach makes things swing nicely, with a gentle groove that's a bit bossa, with lots of nice mellow undertones. Titles include "Action Painting", "Wildcat", "The Night We Called It A Day", "Who Will Buy", and "Swing 59". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Orpheum productions pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Charlie ByrdLatin Impressions ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
The Latin Impressions here are more Brazilian than Cuban – and maybe a bit Spanish, too – given the strong use of acoustic guitar from Charlie Byrd! The set's got a laidback, open feel – and Byrd's guitar work is mighty deft, yet without all the frills and flowers of some of the more dramatic, emotive players of the time – a great illustration of the huge shift that the early bossa guitar recordings had at a global level. Byrd was one of the first big American proponents of bossa, and you can definitely hear that influence at work here – amidst additional guitar from Gene Byrd, bass from Keter Betts, and drums from Bill Reichenbach. A few tunes feature Charlie on solo guitar with no backing – and titles include "O Pato", "Homage A Villa Lobos", "Bogota", "Vals", "Samba De Uma Nota So", "Amor Flamengo", and "Azul Tiple". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Georgia Tom DorseyGeorgia Tom & Friends ... LP
Riverside (France), Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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(Includes booklet inside the gatefold.)

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Harry Sweets Edison & Eddie Lockjaw DavisJawbreakers ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Edison and Davis team up for this record that features Edison on trumpet, Davis on tenor sax, Hugh Lawson on piano, Ike Isaac on bass and Clarence Johnston on drums. Tracks include three Edison originals "Oo-ee!", "Jawbreakers", and "Moolah". The album also contains Miles Davis' "Four" and "Broadway", "A Gal In Calico", "I've Got A Crush On You", and "Close Your Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with the microphone logo. Cover has black tape on all seams and some peeled spots on front.)

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Bill EvansHow My Heart Sings ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good ... $69.99
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
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Cover has light wear.)

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Franz JacksonChicago – The Living Legends – Franz Jackson's Original Jass All Stars ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $18.99
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(Original pressing. Cover has a split spine, a small amount of pen and some stains.)

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Milt JacksonBags & Brass ... LP
Riverside, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has some wear, with tape & a cut corner.)

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Milt JacksonBig Bags – Milt Jackson Orchestra ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A sweet larger group session from vibist Milt Jackson – proof that he was really trying to stretch his wings, and get into new things during the 60s! The set's got Milt working with some great help from Tadd Dameron and Ernie Wilkins on larger group arrangements – nicely swinging charts that have a nice touch of modern, but lots of straightforward grooving too! Milt's the primary soloist, buoyed by an orchestra built around a rhythm section of Hank Jones on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and either Connie Cay or Philly Joe on drums – plus loads of great horn players like Clark Terry, Nat Adderley, Melba Liston, James Moody and Jimmy Heath among others. Titles include renditions of "Old Devil Moon", "'Round Midnight", "The Dream Is You", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Echoes", "If You Could See Me Now", "Star Eyes", "Namesake", "If I Should Lose You", and "Later Than You Think". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum Productions pressing.)

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Eddie JeffersonLetter From Home ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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
(Early blue label pressing, with silver text and microphone logo. Cover has a split spine, and two pieces of black tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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Scott Joplin/James Scott/Tom Turpin et alRagtime Pioneer 1899 - 1914 ... LP
Riverside (Holland), 1900s/1910s. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
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(Classic Jazz Masters pressing in the booklet cover.)

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Rod Levitt OrchestraDynamic Sound Patterns Of The Rod Levitt Orchestra ... LP
Riverside, 1964. Very Good ... $9.99
"Dynamic" is right – as Rod's one of the hippest large group arrangers of his time! The album's a really wonderful record that features Rod leading an octet with a distinctly modern touch – almost building off the styles of Kenton groups of the 50s, but with more of the energetic twists and turns of some of the west coast groups of later years. Players are mostly lesser-known names – save for trumpeter Rolf Ericson – and the album features some really great tenor work by George Marge, who we only know from this record. Tracks are angular and fresh, but always nicely swinging – and titles include "Holler", "Jelly Man", "El General", "Upper Bay", and "Ah! Spain" – all by Levitt! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove.)

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Meade Lux LewisBlues Piano Artistry Of Meade Lux Lewis ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(OJC pressing.)

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Nadine LewisMarcella, The Chicken Who Sang Opera ... LP
Riverside, Late 60s. Sealed ... $14.99
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Johnny LytleGot That Feeling! ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A killer album of vibes and organ from Johnny Lytle – just a trio session, but one that packs the punch of a full group! As with other early gems from Johnny, the players include Peppy Hinant on drums and Milt Harris on organ, and they're also augmented by some guest work by Milt Hinton. The album includes a number of Lytle classics – great modal numbers like "Big John Grady" and "Lela" – plus tracks that include "Pow Wow", "Got That Feelin", and "The Soulful One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Cover has small pieces of tape on the seams, with an ink stamp and index cards with notes taped to the back.)

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Johnny LytleGroove (aka The Village Caller) ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Late 60's issue of the album previously released as The Village Caller, recorded in the early part of the decade. The set's funky vibes classic – and a landmark side from Detroit vibist Johnny Lytle! The set's one of the purest examples of Johnny's great early groove – a tightly stepping version of soul jazz that played big in the clubs at the time, and which has forever made Lytle one of the favorites of the mod jazz dance circuit! Lytle mixes his own heavy work on vibes with some great work from his regular trio members Milt Harris on organ and William "Peppy" Hinnant on drums – augmented here by some additional bass from Bob Cranshaw and percussion from Willie Rodriguez. The sound is strong and tight – arguably even more classic than that of Lytle's Tuba recordings – and the title cut "Village Caller" is a wonderfully angular groover that still gets heavy play in Chicago to this day! Other tracks include the modal dancer "Kevin Devin", plus the tracks "Pedro Strodder", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Solitude", and "Unhappy Happy Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & marker.)

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Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Bobby Timmons & OthersSoul Of Jazz Piano ... LP
Riverside, 1950s/1960s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A sampler of some of the finest bop and post bop piano players in the Riverside stable, mostly playing in trio settings, but with a few solo pieces. On side one Monk performs a solo version of "Pannonica" from Thelonius Alone In San Francisco, Wynton Kelly performs a trio reading of "Old clothes" from Kelly Blue with Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, Billy Taylor plays "Warming Up" with Henry Grimes and Ray Mosca from the LP of the same title and Victor Feldman performs "Bloke's Blues" alongside Sam Jones and Louis Hayes off Merry Olde Soul. The second side ofthe album features Bobby Timmons in a trio with Sam Jones and Jimmy Cobb on "Pretty Memory" from Easy Does It, Bill Evans performs "Peace Piece" solo from Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Barry Harris plays "Lolita" with Sam Jones and Louis Hayes off Barry Harris At The Jazz Workshop, and Dick Morgan turns in "See What I Mean?" from the album of the same title with Keter Betts and Bertell Knox. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Wes MontgomeryGuitar On The Go ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Nothing fancy, but a wonderfully stripped-down session that has an early Wes working with his original group that included Mel Rhyne on organ. The album's one of the few from the time that allow you to hear Rhyne grooving away in a down-home Indiana style – and the set list is made up of Montgomery originals like "Millie Blues", "Geno", and "Fried Pies", plus a few pop covers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Orpheum Productions pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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Wes MontgomeryIn The Wee Small Hours (aka Fusion) ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
A pretty darn important album for Wes – as it was his first session with the sort of larger arrangements that would later make him huge! Although Montgomery was mostly recording for Riverside in small combos, this session has him playing in front of larger backings by Jimmy Jones – not as sublime as later work by Don Sebesky or Gil Evans, but done in a way that definitely shows that Wes can do a lot with the guitar when freed from the need to stick with the rhythm strongly. Titles include "All The Way", "Pretty Blue", "Somewhere", "God Bless The Child", "Tune Up", and "Baubles Bangles & Beads". LP, Vinyl record album
(Riverside/ABC pressing.)

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Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery Trio (aka A Dynamic New Jazz Sound) (2nd cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Good+ ... $11.99
Wes Montgomery's first album as a leader – a relatively obscure set that has him playing in a trio with Indianapolis bandmates Mel Rhyne on organ and Paul Parker on drums – a mode that strongly recalls Montgomery's roots in the Indy scene at the time! If you only know the later, famous Wes Montgomery with bigger charts, you'll be surprised to hear him here in a cooking little combo – the kind of group that made Mel Rhyne a local Hammond hero in Indy, although it seemed to take decades for him to get any sort of larger recognition. The groove is straight and simple, but the real charm is Wes' chromatic lines on guitar – already quite distinctive among his contemporaries, and allowed ample room to express their voice in this setting. Titles include "Ecorah", "Missile Blues", "Too Late Now", "Jingles", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has duct tape over all seams.)

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MotorcyclesScramble – The Sounds Of Motorcycles At Speed ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Motorcycles in action – recorded at Andre's Farm! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Johnny PaceChet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Given that Chet Baker's a singer himself, it's a bit surprising that he's working here with another vocalist – but that oddity aside, the album's a great little session that's got an intimate feel that's a bit different than Baker's own vocal work! Pace's voice is much fuller and richer than Chet's – with a range that would have been very much at home doing more dramatic pop material of the era, yet which also fits in very comfortably in this laidback small group session. Baker himself plays trumpet on the record, backing Johnny up – and other players include Herbie Mann on flute, Joe Berle on piano, Jimmie Burke on bass, and either Philly Joe Jones or Ed Thigpen on drums. Titles include "All Or Nothing At All", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Yesterdays", "Everything I've Got Belongs To You", "When The Sun Comes Out", and "This Is Always". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Ma RaineyGertrude Ma Rainey – Mother Of The Blues Vol 1 ... LP
Riverside (Holland), Early/Mid 20s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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(With booklet inside the gatefold. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Red Onion Jazz BandDance Off Both Your Shoes In Hi Fi ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good- ... $1.99
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(Blue label pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove.)

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Max RoachDeeds Not Words (second cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the directions Max would explore fully on the Candid, Impulse, and Fantasy labels in the 60s – an approach to hardbop that often really pushes its limits – not content to simply set up solos for the players, and instead moving with a much more forceful energy overall! Group members include Booker Little on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Ray Draper on tuba, and Art Davis on bass – and the lack of a piano makes for a very exciting sound! The album's got 2 great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", and the groundbreaking "Conversation" – a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(60s ABC/Riverside stereo pressing. Cover has a sticker & cutout hole.)

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Mongo SantamariaMongo At The Village Gate ... LP
Battle/Riverside, 1963. Very Good ... $11.99
A raw early cooker from Mongo Santamaria – a real standout album from the Riverside years, thanks to a live performance that goes far beyond his studio work of the time! The set was caught live at the Village Gate – in a way that lets the band open up and really jam on the tunes – an especially great thing, given that players include Pat Patrick, Marty Sheller, and Bobby Capers on horns, all of whom bring a lot of fire to the session. Mongo's great on congas, as you might expect – and the album's even got a cool little introduction of the group by Symphony Sid! Tracks include "Mongo's Groove", "The Jungle Bit", "Fatback", and "Nothing For Nothing", a nice long track written by Patrick! LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Riverside pressing.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaMongo Explodes ... LP
Riverside, 1964. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A killer early album by Mongo Santamaria – almost an equal blend of jazz and Latin rhythms, and a great illustration of the unique contribution that he was making to both types of music back in the 60s! Mongo's group here is filled with some really great horn players – Nat Adderley on cornet, Marty Sheller on trumpet, Ronnie Capers on alto sax, and Pat Patrick on baritone – really hitting a hard-edged groove that's as filled with soul jazz solo inflections as it is with Mongo's great work on percussion! The reeds bring a sharp edge to the record that keeps on going throughout – pushing the set with a lot more soul than other Latin sides from the time, particularly those in the charanga mode. Most tracks are short and feisty, and titles include "Skins", "Fatback", "Dot Dot Dot", "Corn Bread Guajira", "Para Ti", "Sweet Tater Pie", and "Tacos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s Riverside/ABC pressing, but in a Riverside cover, which has light tape on the top.)

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Clark TerryDuke With A Difference ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good ... $43.99
Hmmm . . . Don't know what the "difference" is here, given that the set was one of a number of Duke-inspired sessions of the late 50s, but given that Terry was a big force in the best ones, and that he's working here with some of Duke's best players, we'll give the set a thumbs up! The album features Terry in lead on trumpet, plus alto by Johnny Hodges, tenor by Paul Gonsalves, piano by Billy Strayhorn, vibes by Tyree Glenn, and trombone by Quentin Jackson – and arrangements are by either Mercer Ellington or Terry. Marian Bruce sings lead vocals on "In A Sentimental Mood", and the other, instrumental, tunes include "Cottontail", "Just Squeeze Me", "Mood Indigo", and "Come Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover appears to have been signed by the artist on back.)

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VariousCompositions Of Dizzy Gillespie ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(Black label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo.)

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VariousCompositions Of Duke Ellington Vol 1 ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Black label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has a vintage price sticker.)

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VariousHonky Tonk Train ... LP
Riverside (Netherlands), Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Dutch pressing, with booklet inside the gatefold.)

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VariousPiano Blues 1927 to 1933 ... LP
Riverside (Netherlands), Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Dutch pressing. Includes original booklet inside the gatefold.)

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VariousSounds Of Speed ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Sealed ... $11.99
A sweet collection of the best tracks from the "at the track" recording line from Riverside Records! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyThings Are Getting Better ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his regular group, but who definitely help keep the whole thing at a top-shelf level throughout – a quintet that features Milt Jackson on vibes, Wynton Kelly on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. There's still a few echoes of Cannon's earlier bop recordings, but the sound is also moving towards the new modes to come – especially on the classic title cut "Things Are Getting Better". Other cuts include "Just One Of Those Things", "Sounds For Sid", "Groovin High", "Serves Me Right", and "Blues Oriental". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, including the insert.)

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✨✧ California RamblersJazz Of The Roaring Twenties ... LP
Riverside, Late 20s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features very early work from The California Ramblers – recorded in New York, with early work from Red Nichols on trumpet, Tommy Dorsey on trombone, Jimmy Dorsey on clarinet, and Adrian Rollini on bass sax! LP, Vinyl record album
(White & blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansEverybody Digs Bill Evans ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Everybody Digs Bill Evans – or at least it certainly seems that way from the cover endorsements by Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Ahmad Jamal – but the real proof is in the record, and the set is a great one from Bill's classic years on Riverside! Evans is at the peak of his early powers here – working with a straightforward rhythm combo that features Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but still hitting those beautifully fluid, beautifully spacious lines that set his playing apart from most who'd come before him. Tracks include 3 solo numbers – "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece", and the very short "Epilogue" – plus trio tracks "Night & Day", "Minority", "Tenderly", and "Oleo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Vinyl appears a bit foggy on Side 2. Cover has light surface wear, faint sunbleaching on the top seam, and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansPeace Piece & Other Pieces ... LP
Riverside/Milestone, 1958/1959/1962. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice Milestone 2-fer collected and remastered in 1975, of the Riverside LP Everybody Digs Bill Evans, an unreleased trio side and one outtake from the Interplay sessions. The first set finds Bill in his typical piano trio setting, joined by Sam Jones and Philly Joe Jones, but has several of his moody piano solos, the other format that he really shined in: "Lucky To Be Me", "Peace Piece" and Epilogue". The rest of the set bounces along nicely, with the light feel we dig so much about his trios, as does the later half of the LP, which is with Paul Chamber and Phily Joe. The last piece, "Loose Bloose", is a different take than the one included onteh Interplay 2-fer Milestone issued around this time, with Zoot Sims and Jim Hall in a not-often-heard quintet setting, that works surprisingly well. Also includes "Oleo", "Young & Foolish", "You And The Night And Music" and "Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansSecond Trio (Moonbeams/How My Heart Sings) ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 2LP set that pulls together Riverside recordings initially issued on the albums Moonbeams and How My Heart Sings – both of which feature Bill Evans working his second trio that includes Chuck Israels on bass and Paul Motian on drums. The approach is in his signature style: spare, moody – and we mean that in a good way – interpretations of standards and a few original numbers, including "Re: Person I Knew", "Very Early", "In Love In Vain", "Stairway To The Stars", "I FallIn Love Too Easily", "If You Could See Me Now","It Might As Well Be Spring", "Walking Up", "How My Heart Sings", "34 Skidoo", and "Polka Dots & Moonbeams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Elmo Hope Sextet And TrioHomecoming! ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album that Hope made upon his return to the east coast in the early 60s – not too long before he passed away. Half the tunes are cut with a sextet that features Blue Mitchell, Frank Foster, and Jimmy Heath – and the other are cut with a trio that features Hope, Percy Heath, and Philly Joe Jones, who provide the rhythm for the sextet tunes. The mix of settings is about half and half – and titles include "Moe Jr", "La Berthe", "Eyes So Beautiful", and "One Mo Blues". It's great to hear Hope back with horns, after cutting so many trio sides during this point in his life – and his unique style on the keys is still matched nicely with the larger group of players. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has price sticker remnants, some edge wear, and small seam splits.)

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✨✧ Alberta Hunter & Lovie AustinChicago – The Living Legends – Alberta Hunter With Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(OBC pressing. Cover has some stains on the opening.)

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✨✧ Philly Joe JonesBlues For Dracula ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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, with insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Bev KellyLove Locked Out ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first Riverside album by Bev Kelly – an obscure ice-blond singer from the late 50s, with a sound that's much more in keeping with some of the vocalists on the Bethlehem label, than the few singers who cut sides for Riverside. Bev's got the great fortune to be working here with Jimmy Jones, who's done some great work for Sarah Vaughn over the years – and the small group backing on the album includes strong players like Kenny Burrell, Jerome Richardson, Milt Hinton, Roy Haynes, and Jones himself. Titles include "My Ship", "Lonelyville", "Lost April", "Love Look Away", "Thursday's Child", "Love Locked Out", and "Gloomy Sunday". A nice sad one – in case you couldn't guess by the titles! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBrilliant Corners ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant title for this brilliant album from Thelonious Monk – a set that really has him coming back strongly in the second half of the 50s – with a new talent for arrangements that really goes past his previous work! Monk's piano and compositions are every bit as great as before – but what really makes the album amazing is his ear for horn lines – particularly the alto of Ernie Henry and tenor of Sonny Rollins, both of whom add in an additional angular quality to Monk's groove. Clark Terry replaces Henry on a few numbers – and the rhythm is from the wonderful team of Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach – on classic long takes of "Brilliant Corners", "Ba-Lue Bolivar Blues Are", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkMonk's Music (second cover) ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark in jazz – easily one of Thelonious Monk's greatest albums ever, and a magical crossroads of talents that brings together a variety of jazz traditions! The work is performed by an ambitious Monk septet that includes both Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane on tenor – and if you've ever doubted the brilliance of Hawk, this is the record to change your mind. The rest of the group is equally great – with Ray Copeland on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – all coming together with Monk to craft a perfect set of tunes that are virtually the definition of "modern jazz". Titles include "Abide With Me", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule With Nellie", and "Epistrophy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (ABC) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by Max Roach and Oscar Pettiford, respectively – and the lack of piano or other horns gives Rollins a free space in which to work his magic, doing so incredibly on the album's "Freedom Suite", an extended piece that runs for nearly 20 minutes, and which pushes all conceptions of the tenor's ability to solo freely on record. The other side of the record features shorter tracks – "Shadow Waltz", "Someday I'll Find You", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" – blown with no less creativity. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ George RussellGeorge Russell Sextet featuring Don Ellis & Eric Dolphy ... LP
Riverside/ABC, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 60s issue of material from some of Russell's earlier albums on Riverside – great sides from the early 60s featuring Russell at the head of a group of some of the better young modernists of the age, like Ellis, Dolphy, Pete La Roca, and Steve Swallow. The record features Russell-conceived versions of "Round Midnight", "Au Prive", and "Nardis" – as well as the originals "Thoughts" and "Blues In Orbit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker In New York ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, and the sound is much more in the mode of Riverside at the time, than the sound of Chet's earlier Pacific Jazz records – and Chet holds his own nicely in this company, giving a hint of the style to come in a few more years. Titles include "Fair Weather", "Hotel 49", "When Lights Are Low", "Solar", and "Blue Thoughts". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available Chet Baker In New York (20 bit remaster) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Philly Joe JonesPhilly Joe Jones Showcase ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most stormin albums by this legendary hardbop drummer! The album features Philly leading a crack group of arch-modern boppers – like Bil Barron, Blue Mitchell, Julian Priester, and Sonny Clark – and the appearance of Barron especially is very welcome! The tracks are short, tight, and filled with that angular groove that you get on the best of these Riverside hardbop sessions. Titles include "Battery Blues", "Minor Mode", "Joe's Debut", and "Gwen", which features a smaller group, with Jones on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing including the insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Max RoachDeeds Not Words ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A seminal set from Max Roach – the start of his more righteous stretch in jazz, as you might guess from the title of the album! At some level, the record's got a bit of the feel of the post-Clifford Brown Mercury years from Roach – but at another, it's stretching out towards the directions Max would explore fully on the Candid, Impulse, and Fantasy labels in the 60s – an approach to hardbop that often really pushes its limits – not content to simply set up solos for the players, and instead moving with a much more forceful energy overall! Group members include Booker Little on trumpet, George Coleman on tenor, Ray Draper on tuba, and Art Davis on bass – and the lack of a piano makes for a very exciting sound! The album's got 2 great originals by Bill Lee – "Jodie's Cha Cha" and "Deeds Not Words" – plus Draper's classic "Filide", and the groundbreaking "Conversation" – a very cool solo by Roach on the drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, including the insert. Cover has a bit of flaking on the bottom right corner.)

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Cannonball AdderleyAfrican Waltz ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $6.99
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 light wear. Top seam is lined with clear tape.)

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyKnow What I Mean? ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $24.99
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. The style is almost more that of Evans than it is Cannonball – lightly lyrical, with a good sense of space – in a way that has Adderley playing out front very strongly, cutting some beautiful lines with his solos, in a really unfettered way! Titles include versions of two of Evans' tracks – "Waltz For Debby" and "Know What I Mean?" – plus nice moody takes on other material, like John Lewis' "Venice", Clifford Jordan's "Toy", and Gordon Jenkins' "Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Plain blue label Bill Grauer pressing. Cover has some waviness.)
Also available Know What I Mean? (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 38.99
 
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Johnny LytleSound Of Velvet Soul ... LP
Solid State, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
A great one from Johnny – slightly different than earlier work on Riverside or Tuba, but still with that tight stepping vibes sound that makes all his albums great! The album features arrangements by Manny Albam, many that have a slightly Latin feel, thanks to bongos and conga by Johnny Pacheco. The group includes a brace of saxes by players like Joe Farrell, Seldon Powell, Frank Wess, and Jerome Richardson – and tracks include "Suddenly You", "Up Up & Away", "The Thing To Do", "We're Blusein", "Live For Life", "LA Soul", and "Street Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the seams & some discoloration from age.)

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Modern Jazz All StarsModern Jazz All Stars – Jazz ... LP
RCA (Japan), Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
Modern jazz, with plenty of soul – a hip Japanese take on the best US jazz modes of the late 50s, with heavy emphasis on hardbop and soul jazz styles! The group's led by pianist Norio Maeda, who also did the arrangements – and the lineup features trumpet, tenor, and alto sax – a great frontline that takes on some very Riverside-like touches at times – and which gets a bit of guitar assistance at others. Titles are mostly versions of familiar jazz tunes from a few years before, arranged freshly by Maeda – and cuts include "Black March", "Moanin", "Work Song", "Sister Sadie", "Take Five", and "L'Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, with obi.)

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Wes MontgomeryAlternative Wes Montgomery – 14 Previously Unissued Takes ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A pretty cool 2LP set – one that dips back into Wes' early recordings for Riverside, and brings together a bunch of alternate takes of the tunes that appeared on albums like Full House, Guotar On The Go, Bags Meets Wes, and Groove Yard. Players on the tracks include Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Mel Ryne, Milt Jackson, Buddy Montgomery, Monk Montgomery, and James Clay – and the album features alternate takes of tunes that include "Tune Up" (2 versions, one with strings!), "Bock To Bock", "Movin Along", "Besame Mucho", "Fried Pies", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Born To Be Blue", "SOS", "Doujie", and "Jingles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)

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✨✧ George RussellOuter Thoughts ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
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 a cut corner, some ring & edge wear, and a light stain along the opening inside the gatefold.)

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✨✧ 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
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a bumped corner and some stains on back.)

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✨✧ Benny GolsonReunion (aka The Modern Touch) ... LP
Jazzland, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Jazzland issue of a top Golson side originally cut for Riverside. 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
(Orange label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Eddie JeffersonThere I Go Again ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s/1960s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great overview of the career of Eddie Jefferson – one that begins with his first few vocal singles of the 50s, and follows him through album work for Riverside and Prestige in the 60s! Jefferson's contribution to jazz is tremendous – as he was one of the first to set lyrics to solos by famous players of the time, giving them deeper meaning with his own new lyrics and his warmly raspy vocal presentation of the material. Here, he's working with a top-shelf array of jazz players who really appreciate his work – including Seldon Powell, Clark Terry, Charles McPherson, Barry Harris, Johnny Griffin, and James Moody – the last of whom was a longtime friend and collaborator of Jefferson. Titles include "Soft & Furry", "Old Shoes", "Baby Girl", "Come Along With Me", "There I Go There I Go Again", "Filthy McNasty", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Now's The Time", "Things Are Getting Better", and "Disappointed". Great notes and session information too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Idrees Sulieman, Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne, et alRoots ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little Pretige blowing session album – featuring long long tracks, played by 2 groups of different players, both led by trumpeter Idrees Sulieman! Side one features the track "Roots" – a great laidback groover played by a sextet that include Sulieman on trumpet, Pepper Adams on Baritone, Frank Rehak on trombone, Bill Evans on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Side two has Sulieman in the company of Cecil Payne on baritone, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – on two tracks ("Down By The Riverside" and "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child"), both arranged by Alonzo Levister – with a dark feeling that's very unique. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing including obi.)

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✨✧ FugsFugs II ... LP
ESP, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Their second album featuring tracks that include "Group Grope", "Dirty Old Man", "Coming Down", "Virgin Forest", "Kill For Peace", and "Frenzy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing in a Riverside Drive cover, with some heavy wear on the spine.)
 
 
 



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