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✨✧ Roland HannaApres Un Reve ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Shame about the cover, but cheescake nudie image aside, the album's got all the poise, class, and grace you'd expect in some other classics from pianist Roland Hanna – a player who already attained majesty in his music, long before he started adding "Sir" to his name! There's a fair bit of classical numbers here, used as surprising vehicles for jazz expression by Hanna – not the usual "jazz meets classical" vibe that stays very faithful to the structure of the original compositions – but more just a basic inspiration for improvisational melodies, played by the trio in a way that has Roland's piano strongly out in the lead, with subtle accompaniment from Ron Carter on bass and Grady Tate on drums. Titles include "Prelude", "Like Grains Of Sand", "Serenade", "Apres Un Reve", "Based On Gustav", and "Going Home". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roland HannaEasy To Love ... CD
Atco/Koch, 1959. Used ... $6.99
Roland Hanna's certainly easy to love here – working in a free-flowing trio mode, with a fair bit more soul jazz touches than on some of his later work! Rhythm here is from Ben Tucker on bass and Roy Barnes on drums – both of whom bring in a gentle little groove that augments the more rhythmic side of Hanna's piano – taking his warmer lyrical flow, and giving it a nice sense of focus, especially on some of the standards on the set. Titles include Tucker's original "Farouk Thelonious", plus "From This Day On", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", "Night In Tunisia", "Easy To Love", and "It Never Entered My Mind". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Roland HannaEasy To Love ... CD
Atco (Japan), 1959. Used ... $9.99
Roland Hanna's certainly easy to love here – working in a free-flowing trio mode, with a fair bit more soul jazz touches than on some of his later work! Rhythm here is from Ben Tucker on bass and Roy Barnes on drums – both of whom bring in a gentle little groove that augments the more rhythmic side of Hanna's piano – taking his warmer lyrical flow, and giving it a nice sense of focus, especially on some of the standards on the set. Titles include Tucker's original "Farouk Thelonious", plus "From This Day On", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", "Night In Tunisia", "Easy To Love", and "It Never Entered My Mind". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – includes obi.)

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Roland HannaEverything I Love ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2002. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Roland HannaGershwin Carmichael Cats ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A really unique album from pianist Roland Hanna – a set that allows him to show off all the amazing keyboard flow that he has on solo and trio dates – but in the larger space of a CTI Records session! Arrangements are by Don Sebesky – and while full, they're never overwhelming – so that the acoustic piano of Roland is always right out front, as dexterous as ever – with slight backing from a larger group of mixed electric and acoustic elements! The tunes are Gershwin and Hoagy Carmichael numbers, but that hardly matters at all – as the approach here is very unique and personal – and the album does feature trumpet from Chet Baker on one track, and soprano sax from Ronnie Cuber on another. Titles include "Skylark", "Stardust", "Oh Bess Where's My Bess", "The Nearness Of You", and "Embraceable You". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)

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Roland HannaSir Elf ... CD
Choice (UK), 1973. Used ... $12.99
The first solo set from Roland Hanna – even though he had a long and varied career in dating back to the 50s – and a gem of a timeless solo piano jazz recorded from the early 70s. It's probably the best record to his name, with warmth to spare, a few recorded in a small recital hall at Nola Studios, and couple in the intimate confines of a home living room. Wonderful! Titles include "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "Night Of My Lights", "There Is No Greater Love" "Walkin", "This Is All I Ask", "If You Could See Me Now" and more, plus a solid pair of originals, Back Home In Indiana" and "Morning". CD

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Roland HannaSolo Piano – Free Spirit ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1974. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Roland HannaSwing Me No Waltzes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1973/1979. Used ... $16.99
... CD

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Roland HannaTributaries ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2002. Used ... $9.99
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✨✧ Richard Davis, Roland Hanna & Frederick WaitsPersia My Dear ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roland HannaBird Tracks – Remembering Charlie Parker ... CD
Progressive, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Roland HannaDuke Ellington Piano Solos ... CD
Music Masters, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roland HannaGlove ... CD
Blackhawk/Bellaphon (Germany), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Japanese-only session from pianist Roland Hanna – recorded with George Mraz on bass and Motohiko Hino on drums – in a warm and gentle mode with lots of lyrical touches. The title of the set is Glove, but most of the tracks have "love" in their name – "Lover", "My One & Only Love", "I Love You", "Love Walked In", and "There Is No Greater Love" – and Hanna's playing is in keeping with the mode of the titles. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roland HannaRoland Hanna Plays The Music Of Alec Wilder ... CD
Gitanes (France), 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a set of tracks in the standard "songbook" mode – as Roland Hanna's touch on the keys really transforms the album's set of compositions by Alec Wilder! Hanna's playing solo here, and hitting some wonderfully fluid moments – pushing familiar tunes way past their usual limits, and taking things to some great new territory we hardly would have expected. There's a warmth to the record we really love, but a strong sense of energy too – an inherently rhythmic approach to the piano that's mixed in with Roland's sensitive notes and tones – sounding great on tracks that include "Ellen", "Mimosa & Me", "You're Free", "Moon & Sand", "The Star Wish", "While We're Young", and "I'll Be Around". And as an added bonus, Helen Merrill sings on a version of "Sounds Around The House". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roland Hanna/Jesper Thilo QuartetThis Time It's Real ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roland HannaThree Black Kings ... CD
Jazz Friends, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell At The Five Spot Cafe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... $7.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the great guitarist Kenny Burrell – a smoking live session, and one that's got a bit more of an edge than some of his other records from the time! Kenny's guitar still has that impeccable tone throughout – but it's also matched by some wonderful tenor from the great Tina Brooks – making one of his few key Blue Note appearances here – in a massively cooking group that also features some piano from Bobby Timmons on three of the album's five tracks (Roland Hanna plays on the two others) – plus drums from Art Blakey, and bass from Ben Tucker – a pair wo work together wonderfully to create some really great grooves. Kenny himself seems to pick up great energy in the setting – and titles include "Lady Be Good", "Birk's Works", "36-23-36", and "Hallelujah". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Ron CarterSpanish Blue ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the massive Ron Carter albums from the mid 70s – and a set of 4 open-ended modal tracks that hit a similar Latin/but not Latin approach as the tracks on Coltrane's great Ole album. The group's a small one – featuring Carter on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, Jay Berliner on guitar, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, Roland Hanna on piano, and Hubert Laws on flute. Laws' playing is some of the best on the record – and his solos carry most of the songs nicely, a lot more nicely, in fact, than those on his own albums at the time. Leon Pendarvis makes a guest appearance playing electric piano on the cut "Arkansas", which is a bit funky – and other tunes include "El Noche Sol", "Sabado Sombrero", and "So What?". CD

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Harry EdisonNice Jazz 1978 ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Sweetly swinging work from trumpeter Harry Edison – live material recorded in France, with a looser take on the sound of his other recordings from the 70s! The set features Harry's trumpet sparkling out front in ways that are sometimes even stronger than the performances of his sidemen – proof that a great soloist can really kick into gear at the drop of a hat – and other players on the dates include Eddie Lockjaw Davis or Guy Lafitte on tenor, Hank Crawford on alto, Roland Hanna or Gerry Wiggins on piano, and Claude Gousset or Dicky Wells on trombone. As with other titles on the Black & Blue label, the vibe here is more swing than bop – but handled with a loose, open quality that has the tracks stretching out nice and long – ala Verve or Pablo – on titles that include "Avalon", "C Jam Blues", "On The Trail", "Salty Mama", "Bye Bye Blackbird", and "My Funny Valentine". CD

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Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD

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Illinois JacquetNice Jazz 1978 ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Illinois Jacquet is one of those old school tenorists who never let his talents falter, even when he was far from the limelight – as you'll hear here on a great set of performances recorded live in France in the late 70s! The tracks are long, open, and relaxed – and really seem to bring out the best in Jacquet's horn – as he's paired with the tenor of Eddie Lockjaw Davis on three tracks, the tenor of Paul Bascomb on another, and the trumpet of Clark Terry on one more – while working with help from either Hank Jones or Roland Hanna on piano. Our three favorite tracks are the ones with Davis – which almost have a reworked version of the groove that Eddie cut with Johnny Griffin on a number of records – but overall, the material is all pretty great, and is a strong showcase for the Jacquet raspy sound. Titles include "Lean Baby", "Blues From NO", "Mop Mop", "Cotton Tail", "Blues From Louisiana", and "Robbin's Nest". CD

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Carol SloaneSophisticated Lady (Japanese pressing) ... CD
TDK (Japan), 1977. Used ... $19.99
Carol Sloane's always been a sophisticated lady in the way she approaches jazz vocals – but this set takes things even further, by giving the singer a set of classic Ellington tunes to work with! The approach is great – way different than usual bigger group Ellington vocal records, as backing is by a modern trio that features Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Richie Pratt on drums – a group who've got a nice loose swing, which leaves Carol plenty of room for extrapolation and expression! There's an understated feel to the record, but a great one too – as Sloane stretches out at a level that easily matches any of her contemporaries – a few classic singers as well. Titles include "Solitude", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Sophisticated Lady", "Come Sunday", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Jump For Joy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis SmithPrancin' ... LP
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Sweetly soulful work from trumpeter Louis Smith – and one of his wonderful comeback sets for the Steeplechase label! Smith was first known for his two excellent Blue Note sides of the late 50s – but then disappeared for years as a leader on the recording scene. Here, he's working with a quintet of old masters that include Junior Cook on tenor, Roland Hanna on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – all crafting a sound that's almost a 70s take on the Blue Note spirit of older years. Smith contributed a number of original tunes to the set – most of the titles, in fact – and tracks include "Rhyan's Groove", "Prancin", "Chanson De Louise", "One For Nils", and "Fats". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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Stanley TurrentineLook Of Love ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
Stanley Turrentine's a hell of a soloist in a large ensemble setting – and there's possibly no better place to hear that talent at work than on this classic 60s date for Blue Note! The format's a bit different than other Turrentine records of the time – no small group romping, nor larger band soul jazz – and instead this laidback and classy mode that's handled with a heck of a lot of soul by arrangers Thad Jones and Duke Pearson – with this sophisticated vibe that almost points the way towards some of Stan's ballad work of the 70s. Strings are balanced nicely with jazz inflections from players who include Hank Jones, Roland Hanna, and Duke Pearson on piano – plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, Benny Powell on trombone, and both Snooky Young and Jimmy Nottingham on flugelhorn. Titles include "The Look Of Love", "Emily", "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", "MacArthur Park", "Blues For Stan", "This Guy's In Love With You", and "Here There & Everywhere". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Sarah VaughanCrazy & Mixed Up (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Pablo (Japan), 1982. Used ... $11.99
Nothing crazy and mixed up here, but a wonderful later date from Sarah Vaughan – one that's recorded with subtly sophisticated brilliance! The setting is easygoing and relaxed – far more so than most of Vaughan's records from many years past – and backing is provided by Roland Hanna on piano, Joe Pass on guitar, Andy Simpkins on bass, and Harold Jones on drums – all grooving in a warmly rounded mode that seems to further the already-great sound of Sarah's vocals at this point in her career. The record's one you might pass by because of the date, but it's easily one of the greatest Vaughan albums from later years – and tracks include "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "That's All", "Seasons", "Love Dance", "The Island", "In Love In Vain", and "Autumn Leaves". CD
(80s Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellKenny Burrell On View At The Five Spot Cafe ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from the great guitarist Kenny Burrell – a smoking live session, and one that's got a bit more of an edge than some of his other records from the time! Kenny's guitar still has that impeccable tone throughout – but it's also matched by some wonderful tenor from the great Tina Brooks – making one of his few key Blue Note appearances here – in a massively cooking group that also features some piano from Bobby Timmons on three of the album's five tracks (Roland Hanna plays on the two others) – plus drums from Art Blakey, and bass from Ben Tucker – a pair wo work together wonderfully to create some really great grooves. Kenny himself seems to pick up great energy in the setting – and titles include "Lady Be Good", "Birk's Works", "36-23-36", and "Hallelujah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd Street pressing, with deep groove, RVG stamp, and ear. Vinyl has just a few light surface marks. Cover has a spot of discoloration from a sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisNew Life ... LP
Horizon, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful start to the second decade of this ultra-hip group – an ensemble who started to reinvent the sound of the big band in the late 60s, then only picked up more and more energy once time went on! Thad Jones and Mel Lewis are a hell of a pair – not only great leaders for a session like this, but such warmly collaborative players that they're able to bring together something of a supergroup for the record – with players like Jon Faddis and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Jerry Dodgion on flute and alto, Frank Foster and Greg Herbert on tenor saxes, David Spinozza on guitar, Pepper Adams on baritone, and Roland Hanna on both acoustic and electric piano – all key players in a much larger lineup that's almost too big to name! Tracks are long, and arranged with a great deal of depth – but never in a way that fails to swing – and titles include "Forever Lasting", "Little Rascal On A Rock", "Love & Harmony", "Greetings & Salutations", and "Love To One Is One To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)

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✨✧ Beverly KenneyWhat Is There To Say? (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1954/1958. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work from 50s vocalist Beverly Kenney – a selection of material that stands nicely alongside her commercially-released albums of the time! Kenney first burst on the scene with a flourish, then recorded only briefly before her all-too-soon death in 1960 – so the unreleased gems here really do a lot towards filling in her small catalog of music – and offer up some surprising slices of work pulled from TV and radio performances in 1954 and 1958. Backing is by a group with Roland Hanna on piano and Vinnie Burke on bass on some tracks – and by The Skitch Henderson Orchestra on others – and titles include the Kenney originals "I Hate Rock & Roll" and "I Don't Believe In Love" – the latter of which is sung by Diane Hubka, in a recent performance added to this package. Other vintage songs include "The More I See You", "Swing & Sway", "Charleston Fling", "I'm Ready For The Show", "Tappin Out A Merry Beat", and "What Is There To Say" – plus a short interview with Beverly. CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Jim HallConcierto (remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". This CTI Records 40th Anniversary edition was remastered using the original analog tapes – and includes bonus alternate takes of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "The Answer Is Yes" and "Rock Skippin' At The Blue Note". CD
Also available Concierto ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisConsummation ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records ever cut by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra – way way more than a big band jazz session, and a fantastically hip batch of grooves that encompasses a wealth of styles! The Jones/Lewis group could sometimes sound a bit clunky and overhashed – but on this set, they've got a surprisingly lyrical approach – free-thinking and easily grooving, but with room for complicated solos and complex rhythms. All tracks are originals by Thad Jones – and players include Roland Hanna on electric piano, David Spinozza on guitar, and a host of great talents on reeds and brass. Titles include the sweetly funky cuts "Us" and "Ahunk Ahunk", plus the tracks "Dedication", "Consummation", "Tiptoe", and "Fingers". CD

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✨✧ Ray NanceBody & Soul ... LP
Solid State, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Ray grooves it nicely past his Ellington roots here – still using jazz violin, but working in a small combo mode, with some nice groovy tunes, in a style that makes for a pretty unique album! Some tracks have Ray bringing a new sound to 60s cuts like "Sunny", "Oh Happy Day", and "Hard Day's Night" – playing them in small combo mode, and mixing his violin with the tenor of Brew Moore, guitar of Tiny Grimes, and piano of Jaki Byard or Roland Hanna (who also plays a bit of organ on the set.) Other tracks are more traditional, but done in a lightly swinging way that almost has the "everything old is modern again" sort of mode of some of Byard's nods to trad in his own recordings. Nance also sings a bit on the set – in a nice, almost tired voice that we really like – and other titles include "Guitar Amour", "Tranquility", "Mimi", "Get Happy", and "Jolie Janice". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineLook Of Love (Applause version) ... LP
Blue Note/Applause, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
Stanley Turrentine's a hell of a soloist in a large ensemble setting – and there's possibly no better place to hear that talent at work than on this classic 60s date for Blue Note! The format's a bit different than other Turrentine records of the time – no small group romping, nor larger band soul jazz – and instead this laidback and classy mode that's handled with a heck of a lot of soul by arrangers Thad Jones and Duke Pearson – with this sophisticated vibe that almost points the way towards some of Stan's ballad work of the 70s. Strings are balanced nicely with jazz inflections from players who include Hank Jones, Roland Hanna, and Duke Pearson on piano – plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, Benny Powell on trombone, and both Snooky Young and Jimmy Nottingham on flugelhorn. Titles include "The Look Of Love", "Emily", "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", "MacArthur Park", "Blues For Stan", "This Guy's In Love With You", and "Here There & Everywhere". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Arnett Cobb & Guy LafitteDefinitive Black & Blue Sessions – Tenor Abrupt ... CD
Black & Blue (France), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Nothing abrupt here, as the sound is fluid and free – a great groove that almost gets as much from the sound of the rhythm section as it does from the tenor stars upfront! The aging tones of saxophone giants Arnett Cobb and Guy Lafitte are captured here with even more warmth and sensitivity than usual for the Black & Blue label – not just because the setting's a live one, with a fair bit of space – but also because the rhythm section features Roland Hanna on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums – a really tremendous trio who bring a surprising amount of depth to the record, and really help keep the album from falling into any sort of "tenor summit" cliches! Hanna's touch is especially welcome – a bit gentle and lyrical, but in a mode that brings out those qualities perfectly in Lafitte's horn – and which also stands well on its own during some key solo passages. Titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Que Reste-t-il De Nos Amours", "Blues Abrupt", "The Nearness Of You", "Blues In Deauville", "Go Red Go", and "Make Someone Happy". CD features 3 tracks not on the original album! CD

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✨✧ Kenny Burrell5 Original Albums (Introducing/Kenny Burrell/Blue Lights Vols 1 & 2/Five Spot Cafe) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
An amazing early run of music from guitarist Kenny Burrell – five albums in a single package, each with LP-style covers! First up is his Blue Note debut – Introducing Kenny Burrell – arguably one of the greatest Kenny Burrell albums ever! Unlike some of Kenny's other sessions, which hide his guitar in arrangements that are a bit too complicated – this one's a nicely stripped-down album that sets his hollow electric in a group with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Candido on conga. The tracks are nicely laidback, and Kenny hits some nice deep grooves on cuts like "Fugue N Blues", "Takeela", and "Delilah". Plus, the album also includes a totally cool percussion-only track – "Rhythmorama", which is a duet between Kenny Clarke and Candido! Next is the self-titled Kenny Burrell – Blue Note 1543 – early genius from Kenny – a set that features the guitarist sounding beautiful in a variety of settings, all of them great! The format really mixes things up nicely – almost showing a more diverse Kenny than in later years – as one track is solo, and the others feature quartet, quintet, and sextet lineups – with players who include JR Monterose or Frank Foster on tenor, Tommy Flanagan or Bobby Timons on piano, Oscar Pettiford or Sam Jones on bass, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, and Kenny Clarke or Shadow Wilson on drums. The solo track is a great version of "But Not For Me" – and other titles include "Mexico City", "Cheeta", "Phinupi", and "Now See How You Are". Next are the two records that make up Blue Lights Vols 1 & 2 – material that catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – one used also with Jimmy Smith, and which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles include "Yes Baby", "Scotch Blues", "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", "Phinupi", and "Caravan". Last up is On View At The Five Spot Cafe – a smoking live session, and one that's got a bit more of an edge than some of his other records from the time! Kenny's guitar still has that impeccable tone throughout – but it's also matched by some wonderful tenor from the great Tina Brooks – making one of his few key Blue Note appearances here – in a massively cooking group that also features some piano from Bobby Timmons on three of the album's five tracks (Roland Hanna plays on the two others) – plus drums from Art Blakey, and bass from Ben Tucker – a pair wo work together wonderfully to create some really great grooves. Kenny himself seems to pick up great energy in the setting – and titles include "Lady Be Good", "Birk's Works", "36-23-36", and "Hallelujah". CD

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✨✧ Duke Ellington OrchestraDigital Duke ... LP
GRP, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
Guest performers include Branford Marsalis, Eddie Daniels, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Noris Turney, Britt Woodman & Roland Hanna. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Jon Faddis & Billy HarperJon & Billy (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great 70s soul jazz session that ranks up there with some of the best of Billy Harper's work from the decade! The session was recorded in the same style as Harper's excellent Japanese sessions for Denon, and it features a very soulful frontline of Faddis' trumpet, Harper's tenor, and the piano and electric piano of Roland Hanna. Cecil Bridgewater plays kalimba on one track, and the rhythm's by George Mraz and Motohiko Hino. Titles include "Two D's From Shinjyuku, Dig & Dug", "This All", and "Water Bridge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing!)
 
 
 



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