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✨✧ Orquesta Riverside/Celia Cruz/Casino De La PlayaLos Mas Grandes De Cuba ... LP
Ansonia, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Thelonious MonkMisterioso (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good- ... $69.99
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
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove.)

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Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A collection of sides cut in the early 60s by Wes for Riverside, collected later when the label was owned by ABC. There's a couple of cuts in a nice organ trio feature the great Mel Rhyne "Round Midnight" and "Yesterdays", plus several that feature his brothers Buddy and Monk or Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers. There's a total of 9 tracks, including "Love Walked In", "Darn That Dream", "The Lamp Is Low" and "One For My Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny LytleMoon Child (ABC/Riverside) ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest early albums by Johnny Lytle – and a very tasty set of tracks that has a slightly different kick than usual. Johnny's regular trio with Milt Harris on organ and Peppy Hinant on drums is joined by Steve Cooper on bass and Ray Barretto on congas – which gives the tracks a fuller sound, and a nicely rolling groove from the conga. The vibes and organ still dominate strongly – which is ok by us – and the sound is opened past Johnny's regular stepping groove. Titles include a number of nice originals like "The House Of Winchester", "Moon Child", and "The Moor Man" – plus "Work Song" and "A Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousAll Star Hootenanny (Riverside) ... LP
Riverside, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With John Lee Hooker, Staple Singers, Memphis slim, Bob Gibson & more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing.)
 
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Art BlakeyKyoto ... LP
Riverside, 1964. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Quite possibly the best of the non-Blue Note Blakey sides from the early 60s – and an excellent outing from the sextet version of the Jazz Messengers that included Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, and Reggie Workman! The format here is a big tighter than some of Blakey's quintet sessions – with a bit more focus on the arrangements than before – but a change that's more than welcome to our ears, given the strength of the material and Walton's majestic command of the rhythms! Wellington Blakey joins the group on vocals on the track "Wellington's Blues" – but the best aspect of the album is its long Eastern-tinged jam tracks, very much in the mode of some of Horace Silver's work in a similar vein. Titles include Sadao Watanabe's "Nihon Bash", plus "Kyoto", "The High Priest", and "Never Never Land". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Orpheum productions pressing. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)

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Charlie ByrdByrd's Word ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
With Buck Hill on tenor saxand Bobby Felder on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with a deep groove.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny GriffinBlues Up & Down ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Good+ ... $5.99
Lockjaw and Johnny Griffin cut a pile of excellent albums together during the early 60s, but this one's one of our favorites! The record's a bit tighter than most – with the twin-tenor lineup grooving together on some short hard vamping numbers that have a very in-the-pocket groove. The rhythm's by Lloyd Mayers on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – and the whole thing grooves away like a house on fire. Titles include "Layin On Mellow", "Oh Gee", "Camp Meeting", and "Nice & Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)

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Johnny GriffinChange Of Pace ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Good+ ... $14.99
For a guy who played a strange instrument, Julius Watkins sure got around! Case in point is this strangely wonderful album from 1961, in which Johnny Griffin used the talents of Watkins to create a strange album of moody textures and rich waves of sound. Watkins french horn is on about half the tracks on the album – and the others feature Griffin as the main soloist, backed by two string basses (Bill Lee and Larry Gales), plus drums by Ben Riley. The result is a very different, but very compelling album by Griff – and in combination with Watkins (who was well-accquainted with deep tenor sounds from his work with Charlie Rouse in Les Jazz Modes), he opens up a whole new side of his playing. Titles include "Nocturne", "Soft & Furry", "Same To You", "Connie's Bounce", and "Why Not?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, with aged tape along all seams. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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Johnny GriffinGrab This! ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Very Good- ... $9.99
A really obscure little session from tenorist Johnny Griffin – and one of his few dates from the time cut with an organist – in this case the up-and-coming LA player Paul Bryant! Bryant's probably best known for his cookers with Curtis Amy, and he hits a similar mode here – by bringing a strong R&B inflection to the album, and offering Griffin a setting that's a bit less hardbop than some of his other Riverside albums of the time! The rest of the group features Joe Pass on guitar, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Doug Sides on drums – and titles include "Cherry Float", "These Foolish Things", "63rd Street Theme", "Grab This", and "Offering Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing.)

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Johnny GriffinWhite Gardenia ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has some ring & edge wear, clear tape on the corners, and extensive notes in pen on back.)

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Art Hodes' Chicago Rhythm KingsArt Hodes' Chicago Rhythm Kings (10-inch EP) ... LP
Riverside, 1940. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, splitting on the top seam, clear tape on the opening, and an address sticker and ink stamp on back. Label has an address sticker.)

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James P Johnson/Luckey RobertsHarlem Party Piano (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, 1946/1947. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has pieces of clear tape on front & back.)

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Sam JonesChant ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Good ... $14.99
Early genius from Sam Jones – the kind of record that showed the world that he was way more than just a bass player – even though he was pretty darn great at that! At the time of the set, Sam was already raising plenty of ears with his work in the Cannonball Adderley group, an outfit that helped Jones find a whole new role for the bass in jazz. But here, he's working with a much larger group – a tentet that's filled with all star players that include Melba Liston, Cannonball Adderley, Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Heath, Victor Feldman, Tate Houston, and Les Spann – soaring through lively arrangements by Heath and Feldman that sit in a space between small combo soul jazz and larger group swing – a bit in the mode of some of Quincy Jones' best early 60s work on Mercury! Despite the large group, Sam's bass gets plenty of room to roam in the album – and titles include "The Chant", "Blues On Down", "In Walked Ray", "Blue Bird", "Four", and "Off Color". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover is in nice shape. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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Wynton KellyKelly Blue ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A great little session from Wynton Kelly – one that has him breaking out of the lyrical roots of his trio work, and hitting some harder notes as a leader of a larger hardbop group! The album features Kelly working in both trio and sextet format – the latter with players who include Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, and Benny Golson; and the former with Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (who also play with the sextet). The sextet tracks are the ones that we really love here – as they tend to feature 2 long original numbers by Kelly – much more open than usual, and in a mode that was rarely captured as well on Wynton's albums as a leader. The trio sides are still nice too, though – although a bit more like some of his other sides – and the album features 6 tracks in all, titles that include "Kelly Blue", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Green Dollphin Street", "Keep It Moving", and "Old Clothes". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
Also available
Kelly Blue ... LP 19.99
Kelly Blue ... CD 3.99

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George Lewis feat Red AllenNew Orleans All Stars & Quartet (10 inch LP) ... LP
Riverside, 1951/1953. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and clear tape holding the seams.)

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✨✧ Meade Lux LewisBlues Piano Artistry Of Meade Lux Lewis ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(Black label Bill Grauer stereo pressing)

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Mundell LoweGuitar Moods By Mundell Lowe ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Very Good ... $59.99
The title's a great one for the set, as Mundell Lowe was one of the moodiest players of his generation – a great guitarist with a really unique tone – recorded in a perfect setting for the album! The group's a bit unusual, as it features Lowe's guitar next to small combo arrangements that include a bit of flute, bass clarinet, oboe, and English Horn – never crowding in any of the horns at once, but using them bit by bit throughout the album – in order to give a slight edge, and a darker mood, to different tracks as needed. The only other backing in the set is bass and drums – and the use of Lowe's guitar next to these horns makes for a really unique sound, especially for a guitar jazz album of the mid 50s. Titles include "Speak Low", "Ill Wind", "Our Waltz", "I'll Take Romance", "I Dream Too Much", and "Memories Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with a microphone logo, deep groove, and heavy vinyl. Cover has some wear and a split top seam.)

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Blue MitchellBrasses & Strings (aka Smooth As The Wind) (record plays from the INSIDE OUT) ... LP
Fortissimo/Riverside, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $49.99
A rare one from Blue Mitchell – issued on the Riverside offshoot label Fortissimo – and a record that plays from the INSIDE OUT – starting at the inner label and playing through to the outer groove – backwards from conventional albums! The re-titled set features music from Blue's Riverside date Smooth As The Wind – a slightly different record than usual for Blue – not as down-n-dirty and funky, but more "smooth as the wind" – with Blue blowing solos over larger arrangements by Tadd Dameron and Benny Golson, a small string group mixed with jazz and horn backings. Given the hipness of the arrangers, the session's still got a nice edge – and the choice of material takes it past the realm of stringy standards, into a more complex mode that shows a very different side of Blue. Titles include "Strollin", "A Blue Time", "For Heaven's Sake", "Peace", and "Smooth As The Wind". As noted above, this record plays opposite from most of the records you own – from the INSIDE OUT. To start play you must drop the needle on what would normally be the runout groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear red vinyl pressing. PLEASE NOTE: THIS RECORD PLAYS FROM THE INSIDE OUT! Cover has a split top seam.)

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Thelonious MonkMighty Monk (aka Brilliant Corners) ... LP
Riverside/ABC, 1967. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Thelonious MonkMonk's Music ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Early 80s Japanese pressing.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk In Person (At Town Hall/Plus Two At The Blackhawk) ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A pair of classic live albums! First up is Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall – a unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and Charlie Rouse – all supported by rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums, possibly one of the key factors for the success of the record! The album's comprised of Monk classics like "Little Rootie Tootie", "Thelonious", "Friday The 13th", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule with Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – all arranged by Hall Overton, a little-remembered modernist from the 50s, but one with a keen dedication towards pushing new sounds from old formats! Overton really keeps the spirit of Monk's music intact here – penning charts that allow for plenty of solo space and the kind of cross-trading lines you'd hear in some of Monk's best multi-horn small group sides for Riverside! Next is Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two At The Blackhawk – a stunning pre-Columbia session from Thelonious Monk – a really great live date that has Monk's familiar quartet augmented by west coast players Joe Gordon on trumpet and Harold Land on tenor! Given that Charlie Rouse is already in the group on tenor, the addition of Land's horn makes for a very soulful set – and Gordon's one of those players we love whenever we get a chance to hear him on record, which isn't that often, given how few sessions he cut! Other players include John Ore on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – and titles include "Four In One", "Let's Call This", and "Worry Later". LP, Vinyl record album

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Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A unique large group effort from Thelonious Monk – but one that bristles with all the angular energy of his other great work for Riverside! The group here is a tentet – filled with excellent players who include Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Eddie Bert, Robert Northern, and Charlie Rouse – all supported by rhythm from the team of Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums, possibly one of the key factors for the success of the record! The album's comprised of Monk classics like "Little Rootie Tootie", "Thelonious", "Friday The 13th", "Off Minor", "Crepuscule with Nellie" and "Monk's Mood" – all arranged by Hall Overton, a little-remembered modernist from the 50s, but one with a keen dedication towards pushing new sounds from old formats! Overton really keeps the spirit of Monk's music intact here – penning charts that allow for plenty of solo space and the kind of cross-trading lines you'd hear in some of Monk's best multi-horn small group sides for Riverside! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with insert.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington ... LP
Riverside, 1955. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Thelonious Monk plays the music of Duke Ellington – but as you can imagine, the sound here is quite different than usual! At a time when Ellington was working mostly in large group format for the mainstream, Monk's presentation of his standards in trio format is a wonderful way to unlock their nascent modernism – the angular tones, lines, and complex ideas that were still present in the orchestra readings of the tunes, but which would show up even more strongly in Duke's smaller group dates of the 60s. Many numbers bear the familiar Monk imprint – complicated lines on the keys and sharp changes that really reignite the numbers – and rhythm here is from Oscar Pettiford on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Mood Indigo", "It Don't Mean A Thing", "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good", and "Caravan". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a price sticker on the back.)

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Thelonious MonkThelonius Himself ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Good+ ... $24.99
A classic outing of solo piano by Thelonious Monk – a format that wasn't used often, but which always made for some really compelling work! Monk in this mode is often different than the bolder leader of a trio or larger group – and there's a more introspective quality to the record that we really like – a sound that's sometimes tentative, then sometimes pushing forward with strength – almost more human than on some of his other efforts of the late 50s. John Coltrane makes a surprising appearance on the last track – "Monk's Mood" – and other titles include "April In Paris", "Ghost Of A Chance", "Functional", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "I Should Care", "'Round Midnight", and "All Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has ring & edge wear and seam splitting.)
Also available Thelonius Himself ... CD 3.99
 
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Art Blakey & Thelonius MonkArt Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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
(UK blue label pressing on London.)

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Charlie ByrdBamba-Samba Bossa Nova ... LP
Everest, 1959. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A rare bit of early bossa jazz from the US – an obscure 1959 session by Charlie Byrd, and one that predates most of his more famous work on Riverside, Columbia, and Verve! The session's a bit different than most of Charlie's lighter bossa recordings – in that it features his acoustic guitar work over bigger band backings from Woody Herman – done in modes that borrow a sense of sound and space from bossa nova, but which also share plenty of modern jazz touches as well. Arrangers for the record are Sid Feller and Ralph Burns – the latter of whom does a tremendous job with his 4-part "Summer Sequence" – a tone-based Kenton-esque suite that's a real standout part of the record, even if it's not as bossa-styled as some of the other work. Other tunes are all originals by Charlie – and include "Bamba Samba", "Love Song Ballad", "Prelude A Cha Cha", and "Original #2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear, and a small sticker in one corner.)

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MetronomesAnd Now The Metronomes ... LP
Wynne, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A great little vocal group – quite different from most of their contemporaries, and with a swinging jazz harmony style that really sounds great! The group may have also issued another album for Riverside (although we're not sure about that), and they're backed here by a small group that features vibes, alto, guitar, bass, and drums. Tracks include "Don't Blame Me", "Lady Be Good", "Age Of Miracles", "Embraceable You", "Foggy Day", and "April In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and a stain on one corner.)

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

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Mel Rhyne SextetOrgan-izing ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An excellent bit of soul jazz – completely rare in the original pressing, and one of the few early albums ever cut by organist Melvin Rhyne! Rhyne first came to prominence as the organist with Wes Montgomery – and he hailed from Montgomery's hometown of Indianapolis, and had the distinction of appearing on an early trio album with Wes. This rare side as a leader has Rhyne heading up an all-star cast that includes Blue Mitchell, Johnny Griffin, Andy Simpkins, and Albert Tootie Heath – plus fellow Indiana resident Gene Harris, who plays piano on the session, which makes for a very unusual combination next to the organ! The tracks are all quite long – and the session's a lot more down-and-dirty than the usual work that was recorded on the Jazzland and Riverside labels, stretching out at an open-ended soul jazz pace that was much more the territory of Prestige Records. Tracks include "Blue Farouq", "Shoo Shoo Baby", and "Barefoot Sunday Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label mono Jazzland pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins & Frank Foster ... LP
Prestige, 1953/1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two nice slices of Monk from the 78/45 rpm days at Prestige – with a side of the album devoted to each of the sessions represented on the record. Side one is from 1954, and features Monk in the company of Frank Foster tenor and Ray Copeland trumpet – playing a mix of jagged ensemble tracks that hint at the greatness to emerge on the Riverside recordings. Titles on that one include "We See", "Locomotive", and "Hackensack". The flipside features a 1953 session, with Sonny Rollins and Julius Watkins on horn parts – and the tracks "Let's Call One", plus two takes of "Think Of One". LP, Vinyl record album
(German OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryAlternative Wes Montgomery – 14 Previously Unissued Takes ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Sonny RollinsWay Out West ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(OJC pressing.)

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Cannonball AdderleyJump For Joy ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
An interesting early side by Cannonball that captures him before he'd really found his voice – and when the folks at Mercury still didn't really know what to do with him. The record's a tightly arranged set of tracks from Duke Ellington's musical "Jump For Joy" – with arrangements by Bill Russo, and small group playing that includes Emmett Berry, Bill Evans, Barry Gabraith, Jimmy Cobb, and a small string section. The sound's actually quite haunting – and Cannon's alto solos remind us more of some of the best "with strings" soloing heard on Verve in the early 50s than they do his later soul jazz classics on Riverside or Capitol. That's ok with us, though – because the session's still got a lot to offer in that respect, and Cannonball handles the solos wonderfully! Titles include "Bli Blip", "Just Squeeze Me", "Nothin", and "The Tune Of The Hickory Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bit of marker on back.)
 
 
 



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